Carte Calendar Volume 41, January - June 1665

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Carte Calendar Volume 41, January - June 1665

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 41

Extent: 523 pages



Thomas Juxon to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 1

Document type: Holograph

The writer will, with all cheerfulness, submit to such retrenchments in respect of lands formerly allotted to him, as his Majesty shall be pleased to order. ...

His Grace the Lord Lieutenant, by his happy labours for the settlement of the Kingdom, has deserved a triumphal arch to be erected to his memory. ... "By the gentle hand of Sir George Lane", the writer "presents a little cement to fasten the work". ...


The second Examination of Thomas Rawlins of Dublin [concerning alleged preparations for an insurrection in the county of Kilkenny. Taken before the Privy Council.]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 229

Document type: Copy [with six signatures]


Simon Breedon to Roderick Mansell

Date: 2 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Hears that the Irish are rising towards Largo - a notable fastness, on the borders of Fermanagh, Cavan, and Leitrim. ... Mansell's return is entreated.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, in pursuance of his Majesty's letter of the 5th of November, 1664, for the drawing of a fiant, as well for the donation of the bishopric of Clonfert and Kilmackduagh (now void by the death of Dr William Bayly), unto Dr Edward Wolley, "as for his consecration, investiture, & restitution of the temporalities of the said Bishopric"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 13v

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]


Roderick Mansell to Lieutenant-Colonel Windsor, at Belturbet

Written from: Newtown

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

The intention of an Irish rebellion is most certain, if the discovery ... do not prevent it. ... Divers Irish officers came lately out of Spain. ... They expect one Phelim [in MS.: "Philemy"] Roe O'Neill to come over unto them. He was lately made an earl by the King of Spain. ...


Ormond to Sir William Wyndham & others

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 89-90

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the raising of seamen, on the coast of Somersetshire, for his Majesty's service.


Subjoined

A List of the Principal Justices of the Peace, in the county of Somerset

Date: January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 89


Ormond to the Justices of Bristol

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 89

Document type: Breviate

To like effect, for "the raising of five hundred able seamen at Bristol".


Ormond to Sir Thomas Brydges [in MS.: "Bridges"], Vice-Admiral of Somersetshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

To like effect with the letter addressed to the Justices of the Peace of that county, calendared above.


Ormond to the Justices of Bristol

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 91

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ormond to the Mayor of Bristol

Written from: [Moor Park]

Date: [3 January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 91

Document type: Breviate

Communicates the Letter of the Lords of Council concerning seamen; and also the Order in Council on the same subject.

Notifies the employment of Mr Tempest, bearer of this letter, for whom all due countenance & assistance is earnestly desired, in respect of the service aforesaid.


Ormond to William Coventry

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Returns Mr Tempest ... concerning whom the Duke has written to the Mayor of Bristol. Mr Tempest will receive that letter from Sir George Lane.


Ormond to the Mayor of Bristol

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

His Majesty, having been informed of former great abuses in the impressment of seamen, has thought it fit that persons should be supplied to oversee that service. ... Mr John Tempest ... is sent "expressly to be employed in the pressing of the 500 seamen to be raised in your City, and to undergo the clamour which possibly might otherwise be inconvenient to you, who are to continue in the Magistracy there". ...


Sir James Ware to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 3

Document type: Holograph

Renews the writer's former humble suit, on behalf of his nephew, James Reynolds, of Loughscur, in the county of Leitrim, ... whose father, by the late Usurper, was dispossessed of a considerable estate. ...

The father's affection to the English Government is well known. ... As for the nephew, he has been with the writer, himself, from the first year of the Rebellion. ...


Tichborne to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 5

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

The Bill of Settlement ("Explanation"), in the form it bore when sent from hence, contained a proviso for the writer, the preservation of which, in the final Bill, is hoped for, by the Lord Lieutenant's favour. ...


Philip Purcell to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 680

Document type: Original

Is committed to prison upon "a suspicion of murder, in 1641", and upon an information by some fanatics, who possess the writer's estate, and whom he has prosecuted in the Court of Claims. ...

Entreats the Lord Lieutenant's interposition by ordering that he may be admitted to bail. ...


Sir William Flower to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 124

Document type: Holograph

Reports his execution of commissions given to him, in respect of the returning of certain Bills of Exchange.


John Heydon to Ormond

Date: 5 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 166

Document type: Original

Asks the Duke's permission to dedicate to him a little book. ... [Probably that entitled: The wise man's Crown; or, the glory of the Rosie Cross [printed at London, 1664, in octavo].]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 197-198

Document type: Holograph

Various examinations have been made of persons implicated in recent plots, some of which are now transmitted.

The most diligent effort will be made to furnish seamen, in compliance with recent orders from England. And the Bill of Registry [a Bill for the Registration of Deeds; and one of the very many seventeenth-century anticipations of nineteenth-century enactments] will now be pressed; the Deputy having such good ground to move upon as that supplied in the Duke's recent letter.

Flower, Stephens, and Worship are recommended for office as Commissioners for the sale of Prizes.


James, Duke of York, to Lord Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 130

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed. With seal of arms.

Desires that Sandwich will cause the requisite number of men to be drafted out of the Fleet under his command to fill up the companies of the squadron intended for Guinea. Subjoins a list of that squadron [not now appended].


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

In case the petitioners named in the accompanying petition have made, or shall, with advice of his Majesty's Counsel learned, hereafter make a bargain & sale to his Majesty of the lands therein referred to, order is to be given to Sir Daniel Bellingham to pay the monies so contracted for.


Encloses

Petition of Christopher Fagan [in MS.: "Faggan"], and of Thomas Hutchinson, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 94

Recite a contract to sell to the King certain lands herein described.

Pray for an order of payment of purchase money so contracted for.


Hinchinbroke to Sandwich

Written from: Rome

Date: 6 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 121

Document type: Holograph

Has received his father's letter brought by Sir Thomas Crew, but none of later date. Hopes that the statement sent as to expenditure has not displeased the Earl. Desires his orders, as to the road homewards.

French.


Orders, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, for the careful guard, both by horse and foot soldiers, of all his Majesty's garrisons in his Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 7 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 181-182

Document type: Copy

Is fully satisfied of Lord Coloony's zeal & faithfulness in the King's service ... & will advance all his reasonable pretensions. Approves of what is proposed by Lord Ossory, on behalf of Colonel Jeffries. ...

Adds some further particulars concerning the Bill of Registry. ...


Ormond to Lord Dungannon

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 7 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 290

Document type: Copy

Being most really solicitous for the good of "all unblemished '49 men", ... desires distinct information as to the "where, when, how often, and in what company" of certain words reported to have been spoken, to the effect that "the Duke cared not if they were all hanged". ...


Statement, by John Floydd, and others, mariners, of the circumstances attendant on the embarking & disembarking of certain Quakers who had been sentenced to banishment

Date: 7 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 256r-v


Edward Rowley to Quartermaster Rock

Written from: Ardgonnell

Date: 8 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 239v

Document type: Copy

A party of four hundred loose fellows, got together by Macguire, are said to have committed robberies on both sides of Lough-Earn. ... Some forces from Belturbet are marched against them. ... The writer "cannot find that their design is more than Torying". ...


Encloses

Tristram Cary to Edward Rowley, & others

Written from: Monaghan

Date: 7 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 239

Document type: Copy

There being strong presumption of a new roguery in hand, all neighbours are warned to repair hither for their security. ...


Sir Matthew Appleyard to Ossory

Written from: Charlemont

Date: 9 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 231

Document type: Original

Reports some information received by the writer of alleged seditious proceedings in his county; and also his need of arms & ammunition.


Examinations of William Foster, and Anne Milner, otherwise Archdall, concerning clandestine meetings of armed men in the county of Fermanagh

Written from: Fermanagh

Date: 9 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copies


Girolamo da Vecchi to Father Redmond Caron

Date: 9 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 136

Document type: Breviate. From Bishop Stearne's MSS.

Invites his correspondent to a conference in Brussels on various pending affairs of the Catholics in Ireland; and more particularly as to the 'Protestation' of Walsh, and others.

Assures him of safety.


De Vecchiis to Redmond Caron

Written from: Brussels

Date: 9 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 264

Document type: Translation [from Latin]

Father Caron will have heard from Father Gernon the causes which have made his, Caron's, confirmation, as Commissary and Visitator of Ireland, difficult. Yet, as the writer has much regard both for the good offices of Lord Aubigny and for the pleasure of the most excellent Viceroy of Ireland, he could wish those difficulties to be removed. The only means to that end, consist, he thinks, in Caron's coming hither, in order to confer with the Superiors of his Order.


De Prata to Sandwich

Written from: Rome

Date: 10 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

At Rome, the cost of rooms and furniture is, by the month, 20 Italian crowns = 74 French livres. Diet for Hinchinbroke, the writer, and a valet, is about 4 livres a day. The footmen are on board wages at two pistoles each, a month. The Latin master & drawing master receive, for their lessons, one pistole a month, each.

Lord Hinchinbroke shews a desire for learning.


Hans Hamilton, Lord Ranelagh, & others, Commissioners of the '1649' Officers of the Army of Ireland, to Ormond and Albemarle

Written from: Green Chamber, Dublin

Date: 11 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 10

Document type: Original [with eight signatures]

Understanding, by their agents in London, that a grant of all concealments [of Crown lands in Ireland] is there passed, and that a proviso in confirmation thereof is proposed for insertion in the 'Bill of Explanation', the writers humbly represent that great part of their security depends upon the 'Concealments' aforesaid, and solicit the protection of the Dukes of Albemarle and Ormond, for the interests which are so endangered.


Lord Mount-Alexander to the Duchess of Ormond

Date: 11 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 12

Document type: Holograph

The interception of some letters, sent by Colonel Mabott to his brother-in-law, Bryan O'Neill, in part discovers a plot to the writer's injury. ... He solicits the Duchess' favourable influence with my Lord Lieutenant, that the King may be moved, by his Excellency, to grant a rehearing of the whole matter in question. ...


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 14

Document type: Original [with thirteen signatures]

Report their proceedings concerning a levy, in Ireland, of a thousand seamen, to serve in the war against the Dutch.


Encloses

Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to the Lords of the Council, in England

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy [Misbound]

Have received their Lordships' letters of 23rd December, and in obedience thereto have proceeded as directed, in the impressing of seamen for his Majesty's service.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 187-188

Document type: Holograph

Sends a copy of letters written from England, by the Lords of the Council, concerning the sale of French goods in Ireland in the year 1627.

Adds explanations and elucidations of the same.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 11 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 199

Document type: Holograph

Sends further copies of examinations upon recent political conspiracies [in Ulster]. Describes the military measures that have been taken.

In the writer's judgment, it is clear that Irishman [meaning (as the context shews) such Irishmen as were controlled by the Romanist Clergy] and Fanatic, although in most things so opposed to one other, "will agree in opposition to the King's authority ... by the union of those that head them".


Ossory to the officers commanding various garrisons in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy (Circular)

Two musketeers, out of each company of foot-soldiers, are to be drafted off for a special service at Arran & elsewhere.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 12 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires order to be given for the payment to James Clarke, bearer of this letter, of a sum of six hundred pounds, out of the writer's monies.


Brief [of the Earl of Ossory, for collections in all churches and chapels throughout the provinces of Leinster & Munster, respectively, on behalf of "Theodorus Wilkins, and others, the inhabitants of New Ross, in the county of Wexford", sufferers by "a cruel and vehement fire", on 31st of October, preceding]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 215v

Document type: Copy


Broderick to Ormond

Written from: Wandsworth

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 553

Document type: Holograph

Sir Jeremiah Smith's squadron sustained severe disasters during the late storm; and the news of it "caused insurance on the merchant-ships, under our convoy, to rise very high, upon the Exchange"; as it also doth on the Hamburgh Fleet - the greatest adventure ever sent to those parts. ...

My Lord of Albemarle prepares the Spring Fleet with all diligence; and, believing this new embassy from France [to be] designed only to amuse us, presseth hard to declare war. ...


Clarges to Ormond

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 555

Document type: Original

Is commanded by the Duke of Albemarle to return thanks to the Lord Lieutenant, for the assistance given towards the speedy passing, through the Irish House of Commons, of the 'Explanatory Act'.


James, Duke of York, to Sir William Killigrewe, Colonel of the Duke's regiment of foot, or, in his absence to the officer in charge

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 132

Document type: Original; signed & countersigned

Warrant for the sending to the Fleet, at Portsmouth, such men as the Earl of Sandwich may require.


James, Duke of York, to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 134

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed; with seal of arms

Has received Lord Sandwich's letter respecting the capture of a ship laden with Spanish wool. The ship may be detained, until further order be taken. Apprises Lord Sandwich that eight Dutch ships were about the North Foreland on Tuesday last. Desires his advice as to formation & despatch of a squadron to the Eastward.


Ormond to Sir William Davys

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 11

Document type: Breviate

Renews a former recommendation on behalf of the Archbishop of Cashel.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Anthony Wilson, bearer of this letter, has informed Mr Secretary Bennet that if his brother William Wilson, who (he says) is a prisoner in the gaol of Monaghan, were set at liberty, they might jointly contribute towards the apprehension of several coiners, clippers, and vendors of false money, and would be ready to give evidence in any of his Majesty's Courts of Justice. ...

If the Lord Deputy, upon inquiry, shall think them to be capable of performing that service, all possible encouragement therein should be afforded to them. ...


Fiant [of the Duke of Ormond] for [letters patent, in due form, appointing] Sir Francis Peisley ... to be Sheriff of Tipperary

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 13 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 96

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


Sir Hans Hamilton & others, Trustees for the '1649' Officers of the Army of Ireland, to Ormond

Written from: Green Chamber, Dublin

Date: 14 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 8

Document type: Original [with seven signatures]

The Clause & Order [in favour of the officers above-named], which passed the Council-Board here on January 12th, was agreed to after full debate, & after all parties thereto were heard at the Board. It appears "to stick" before the Council in England but it is hoped that his Grace's influence will remove the obstacles.


Sir Hans Hamilton & others, Trustees for the '1649' Officers of the Army of Ireland, to Albemarle

Written from: Green Chamber, Dublin

Date: 14 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 8

Document type: Copy [with seal of arms]

To like effect, and in the same words, as the letter to the Lord Lieutenant calendared immediately above.


Edward Smythe to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 22

Document type: Holograph

There is a great debt due to the Duke from this Kingdom. As the writer believes, everybody, "that can write & read", who lives in it, "is daily paying" part of that debt. ... As for the writer, he never thought to have seen himself in Dublin; treated with humanity, in a place he formerly believed to be "altogether barbarous ... and perhaps, it might have continued longer under that reproach, if his Grace had not been so much here". ... But ... [as one of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims] the writer is enforced to beseech the Lord Lieutenant, "that some more hospitable person towards strangers than Sir Daniel Bellingham may be appointed to feed & keep us alive in it. ... He [Bellingham] ... denies us the King's meat, with a worse grace than Savile, in the Comedy, denies drink to the younger Lovelace." ...


Simon Richardson to Lord [Conway?]

Written from: Ebanring [so in MS.]

Date: 14 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Has received intelligence, herewith communicated, which it is prayed that his Lordship will forward to Armagh, & elsewhere, as may be useful.


Encloses

Robert Moore to Lieutenant Richardson

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

It appears, by an examination taken upon oath, that four hundred men, completely armed, are assembled at the great bog of Enniskillen. ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 126

Document type: Holograph

Suggests, with reference to a Bill then pending in the Parliament, the insertion of a clause "confirming the authority of the Council Board" [of Ireland], "in matters of Plantation, and in matters which concern the Church".


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 January 1665 [No. 1]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 203-204

Document type: Holograph

Lord Dungannon went upon his expedition [into Ulster] five days agone. No advices have come from him. The Deputy infers that there was little reality in the reports of an intended rising, great as was the terror created throughout the country by their currency. Dungannon will, he trusts, discover their authors, who deserve severe punishment.

The Bill of Registry still meets, from the lawyers, with an opposition "as violent, as it is void of reason". Lawyers apart, the Council is as one man in its favour. It will soon be dispatched, and the Deputy hopes that it will not be thought unreasonable, for want of the concurrence of the Judges.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 January 1665 [No. 2]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 201

Document type: Holograph

Upon a reference from the King to the Deputy and Council here, they have considered the case of the Bishop of Clogher, and have certified in his favour.

The Duke's support of his Lordship's pretensions is requested.


Henry Coventry to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 418-419

Document type: Holograph

Reports the progress of Irish business depending before the Privy Council of England; and before the Lord Chancellor.


Warrant [by the Earl of Ossory] for [the grant of certain] Commissions to Carroll Bolton, and Thomas Taylor, esquires, according to his Majesty's letter of 23 November [1664]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 216v

Document type: Copy


James, Duke of York, to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 136

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Upon perusal of Lord Sandwich's letters & debate in the Council of War it is thought fit that the Fleet designed to watch the Dutch should lie in the Downs. Desires Lord Sandwich to hasten the preparation of the best-conditioned ships, & order shall be given that some frigates from Harwich shall join them. Approves of his proposal that the Pembroke should accompany the Eastward Squadron. Mentions his own reception of Addresses from French merchants praying that a Convoy should be sent to La Rochelle.


Sir George Blundell to Lane

Date: 18 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 16

Document type: Holograph

With reference to a former Report made to the Lord Lieutenant concerning arrears of pension due to the writer, Sir George Lane's good offices are solicited for the performance of what was therein recommended to, & thereupon ordered by, his Grace, the Duke of Ormond.


Enclosure 1

Petition of Sir George Blundell, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [August] 1662

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy

Prays an order for payment of arrears of pension for military service due to petitioner.


Enclosure 2

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 August 1662

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 3

Report of Sir James Ware, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the Petition and military service of Sir George Blundell

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [August?] 1662

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Certified Copy


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Warrant for payment, out of the writer's monies, to James Clarke of a sum of £400, sterling.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, pursuant to instructions contained in his Majesty's letter of 18 August (1664), for the superseding of all proceedings at law against Robert Shapcote

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 216v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Lord Chief Baron Bysse

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A true state of the case of Lord Clancarty [the "Viscount Muskerry" of previous correspondence], referred to in his Lordship's petition, is desired from the Lord Chief Baron. ... In the meantime proceedings to be stayed.


Encloses

Petition of [Donogh McCarthy, Earl of] ... Clancarty to the Duke of Ormond [concerning certain proceedings against him in the Court of Exchequer of Ireland]

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 97


Ormond to Sir Beverley Ussher [in this copy: "Usher"]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has bought buff-coats to bestow on his Grace's troop. ... Would not have them worn until his own arrival in Ireland; so, also, with coats, &c., provided for the Trumpeters.


Ormond to Matthew Anderton

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy

The buff-coats sent to Chester are to be forwarded into Ireland.


Ormond to his servant Mr Hume

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy

The buff-coats are to be delivered to Lieutenant Sir Beverley Ussher.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Thomas Man, a shipwright, bearer of this letter, repairs into Ireland, in order to his Majesty's service, & is to pass freely.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Copy

Robert Bowyer ... is to have due satisfaction for a certain piece of land belonging to him - after due investigation - which land he states to have been taken into the Phoenix Park, without payment hitherto made for the same.


An Abstract of what number of Oxen have been exported out of ... Ireland, in the several years hereafter mentioned [1641, 1659, 1660, 1661, 1662, 1663], together with the Customs received for the same

Date: 23 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 135

Document type: Original


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 23 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 96

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Warrant for a further payment out of the writer's monies, as before, of a sum of £400, sterling, to James Clarke.


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 23

Document type: Holograph

Nothing of the least truth, as it appears to the writer, lies in the information of an intended rising in arms of the Irish, lately sent to the Lord Deputy; and doubtless noised abroad sufficiently. ...

Lord Dungannon has passed through the two counties - Fermanagh and Tyrone - whence the alarm first came. ... Some few straggling Irish do indeed carry arms in bogs & woods where they may best hide themselves from sub-sheriffs and bailiffs, and such like. ... A few in their cups use threatening language against some British inhabitants. ... But, at this time, the writer can affirm that there is not the least of real danger in the province [of Ulster]. ...


Ormond to Dr Exton [author of the Maritime Dicaeologie ... of England (London 1664, fol.); at this time, Judge of the Admiralty Court of Ireland]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions in the matter of the captured ship, Castle of Hamburgh, belonging to certain inhabitants of Dublin.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 103

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that certain orders may be given by the Lord Deputy, concerning the garrisoning of troops at Carrickfergus & at Drogheda, if the troops herein designated for that service be not, by his Excellency, already otherwise disposed of.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the grant of one fair, yearly, to the Corporation of Athlone, in the county of Roscommon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 218r-v

Document type: Copy


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 25

Document type: Original

Upon the reading this day, before the Lords Commissioners of Prizes, of a petition from John Baptist Benzi, an Italian, setting forth that he came into Limerick, about ten months since, with several families, & considerable sums of money from Amsterdam, and by his & their continuance there hath considerably advanced the trade of that place, their Lordships resolved that the said Benzi "deserves much encouragement, and to have his condition particularly tendered". ...


Will of Richard Meredith, D.D., Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, & Provost of Eton

Date: 25 January [1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy [with certificate of Probate, 21 November 1665]


Ormond to the Marquess of Traisniz, Governor of Tournay

Written from: London

Date: 25 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 101

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires on behalf of Antoine Charpentier, a Fleming, the Governor's favourable countenance, in the disposal of the suitor's property in Flanders. Charpentier seeks to establish himself in Ireland, along with some of his countrymen already settled in that kingdom.

French.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Captain John Beversham to be captain of the company of foot, in Ireland, lately commanded by Captain Garret Moore, deceased

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 100

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to the Marquess of Traisnitz, Governor of Tournay

Written from: London

Date: 25 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 54

Document type: Copy

The Duke avails himself of this opportunity - afforded by the journey to Tournay of the bearer, Antoine Charpentier - to recall himself to the remembrance of M. de Traisnitz & to assure him of his esteem and respect. Charpentier is about to settle in Ireland, near to relatives already established in that country. He returns to Flanders for regulation of his affairs.

French.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the making out of particulars of certain lands, &c., which by his Majesty's letter of the 12th of November (1664), are directed to be passed by letters patent to John Eyre, esquire

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 217

Document type: Copy


John Walshe to Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 27

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Reports further particulars, suggestions, and desires, concerning various provisions of the pending 'Bill of Explanation', ... more especially in relation to the Duke's estates. ...

Adds, in a PS.: "Axtell's [the regicide] and Wogan's interests, forfeitable to Your Grace, is [so in MS.] considerable".


Subjoins

A Schedule of Queries, in relation to forfeited and forfeitable lands in Ireland, in certain cases stated, arising under the late 'Act of Settlement' of that Kingdom. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, in reference to the 'Bill of Explanation' then pending in the Parliament of England.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 26

Document type: Original [Misbound]


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Cornet Robert King [afterwards, second Baron Kingston] to be Cornet to Lord Kingston's troop of horse, in the Army of Ireland, in the place of Cornet Owen Lloyd, deceased

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 100

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


James, Duke of York, to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 139

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed. With seal of arms.

Communicates various orders given by H.R.H. for the disposition of the Fleet. Desires Lord Sandwich to cause some ships of the fourth & fifth rates to be prepared for sea and to despatch them for protection of the Northern Coast; and also to send to Chatham certain ships, the names of which are specified, which came, under his Lordship's command, from Portsmouth.


William Coventry, Secretary of the Admiralty, to Lord Sandwich

Written from: [St James']

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 141-142

Document type: Holograph

Informs his Lordship that the Dutch have issued Letters of Marque; and of the disposal of various ships of the Royal Navy assigned for special services; whereupon his Lordship is to give such order as he may deem fit. Adds various particulars as to the manning and equipment of the Fleet and as to certain prize-ships lying at Dover. Four of the ships of the Guinea Company are to enter into the King's pay.


Ormond to Edward Butler

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 103

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Certain monies, assigned to my Lord of Inchiquin out of the Duke's Michaelmas rents, must be paid strictly, according to that assignment, notwithstanding any stay that may have been made of such payment thereout.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the levy of certain monies, "by virtue of the Act of Parliament for ordering ... the forces in the several counties [of England and Wales]".


Encloses

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 December 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy

Directs the disposal of certain moneys collected, under an Act of Parliament, in the county of Somerset.


Ormond to Captain Anthony Cary

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 105

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Having received no answer to the writer's letter of December 12 [1664], sends a duplicate of it, that Captain Cary may, if he please, come hither to receive the Commissions therein mentioned.


Encloses

Copy of a Letter addressed by the Duke of Ormond to Captain Anthony Cary [of Ostend?]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 December 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 105


Brief, of the Earl of Ossory, for collections in the Churches within the province of Leinster on behalf of Henry Rogers and Richard Robothan, sufferers by a fire

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 217v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the payment to (Marcus Trevor) Viscount Dungannon, of a further sum of one hundred pounds, sterling, towards storing the Phoenix Park with deer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: [St James']

Date: 29 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 143

Document type: Holograph

News has come of the movements of a Dutch squadron under Cornelius Everson [Evertzoon], thought to have designs upon merchantmen in the Downs, and this news has induced H.R.H. to direct Lord Sandwich to stop the going of the squadron northward until he shall have attained to some knowledge of Evertzoon's plans.


Notes of proceedings in the Committee of Privy Council of England, appointed to prepare the Bill explanatory of the Act of Settlement of Ireland

Date: 29 January to 14 August 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 219

Document type: Copy


Matthew Porter to Ormond

Written from: St Malo

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 29

Document type: Original

Proposals in relation to the setting forth of frigates [privateers] to attack Dutch commerce. ...

PS.: The writer & his colleagues have empowered Mr John Porter to attend his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, with reference to their former proposals transmitted to Sir Nicholas Plunkett.


[Advices] touching [the affairs of] Ireland, the Pope, and the King of France. Lately presented to my Lord Deputy [the Earl of Ossory].

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 31

Document type: Copy. Endorsed, by Lane, as "received 13 February 1664".


Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson to Sandwich

Written from: on board H.M.S. Royal Katherine, in the Hope

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 145-146

Document type: Holograph

Reports the state and needs of his squadron. Submits a proposition from Colonel Middleton, Commissary at Portsmouth, with respect to certain portions of the cargoes which may be taken as prize goods.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: [St James's]

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 147

Document type: Holograph

Communicates instructions from H.R.H. the Lord Admiral as to some changes in the command of ships specified, and as to certain ships which need to be cleaned. Is in hope to send a speedy reinforcement, with a favourable wind.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant containing a grant to John Eyre, esquire, of certain lands, &c., in pursuance of the directions contained in his Majesty's letter of 12th November (1664)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nicholas Proud, Doctor of Divinity, to the Earl of Ossory

Date: [31 January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

The rectory of Agher-Pallas, the rectory and vicarage of Caracor, and the vicarages of Rathmullian and Rathcore, in the diocese of Meath, being contiguous, and of small value generally, are by the Bishop of Meath proposed to be presented to his Excellency, according to the Act for union of parishes, to be consolidated. ...

Prays for the grant to petitioner of letters patent for the said respective rectories and vicarages. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Lord Archbishop of Armagh and Lord Bishop of Meath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Archbishop of Armagh, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's presentation of the petitioner to the several rectories & vicarages above-named

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Ambrose Jones, Doctor of Divinity, to the Earl of Ossory

Date: [31 January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

The rectories of Castletown-Kilpatrick, Knock, Drakestown, Stahalmock, Crucetown, and Emlagh-Beggan, being contiguous and of small value severally, are by the Bishop of Meath proposed to be presented to his Excellency, according to the Act for the union of parishes, to be consolidated ...

Prays for the grant to petitioner of letters patent for the said respective rectories. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Lord Archbishop of Armagh, and the Lord Bishop of Meath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 14v-15

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Archbishop of Armagh, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's presentation of the petitioner to the several rectories above-named

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 15v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Justices of the county of Somerset

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires their special and particular care in the execution of the Council Orders herewith transmitted.


Enclosure 1

Lords of the Council to Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy

Directions to the Duke, as Lord Lieutenant of Somersetshire, for raising of seamen for his Majesty's present service.


Enclosure 2

An Order, by the King in Council, assessing on the county of Somerset, 150 able seamen for his Majesty's service

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 90


Petition of René Mezandière to the King

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 106

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recites his services to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and the want of a sufficient supply, in Dublin, of "coaches or chairs, for hire, to ... accomodate ladies, or other persons, of quality". ...

Prays for a license of sole supply of the same. ...


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 106

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 107

Recommends the issue of his Majesty's commands thereupon to the Lord Deputy, authorizing him to advise as to the terms of such a license, with his Majesty's learned counsel there.


Petition of James Butler to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 108

Document type: Breviate

Prays to be admitted as tenant to the town and lands of Boytonrath in the county of Tipperary.


Subjoined

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond's Commissioners ["to Lords Commissioners" in MS.] of Estates

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 108

Document type: Breviate


Petition to the Duke of Ormond of Francis Chaplin, Robert Chaplin, & Richard Beckford, merchants

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 109

Plaint of debt against John Holland, master of a ship who claims Lord Howth's protection ... and is now bound for the West Indies.

Pray for the Duke's recommendation of an inquiry into validity of said "protection".


Petition of Giles Martin to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 110

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Is, and for some years has been, his Grace's yearly tenant of lands at Ballygriffin, Goldenbridge, & other places. Desires to have a lease.


Subjoined

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

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 110

Document type: Breviate


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St James'

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 149

Document type: Holograph

Communicates results of a Council of War at which the King and H.R.H. were present.

Adds that a letter taken up at sea bespeaks the wreck of a ship from Portugal.


Heads of Considerations tendered in the debate of the House of Commons ... concerning outlawries, ... in reference to the 'Act of Oblivion'

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 246


Short Considerations in reference to the 'Act of Oblivion', rejected, upon debate, in the House of Commons, ... 1 February 1664 [O.S.]

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 248


Bishop of Clogher to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 132

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Desires the Duke of Ormond's protection, in respect to the renewing of the Bishop's Letters Patent, for certain lands, formerly granted to him, and to his predecessors in title.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 207

Document type: Holograph

Lord Ossory before his appointment to be Deputy (as he then apprised the Duke) "was concerned with the Farmers of the Customs", and was to receive, instead of a share in their profits, a fixed sum. This sum they yesterday brought to him, in a golden cup, the whole value exceeding £500. But he has left the acceptance of it dependant on the pleasure of the Duke, "as also [on] His Majesty's, for the more security, if he, the Duke, think it fitting".


Isabella Graham to Sir George Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1665

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

Document type: Holograph

The good offices of Sir George Lane are solicited, with reference to the pending 'Bill of Explanation', in support of the prayer for a proviso, on behalf of Sir James Graham, as set forth in his late Petition.


Encloses

[A Schedule of] the Lands ... in the barony of Farrard and county of Louth ... [which] it is desired to ... put into a proviso [in the pending Bill] ...

Date: 1665

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

Document type: Original


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 292

Document type: Original

Extended leave of absence to Lord Kingston, and to Lord Folliott.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 107

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Warrant for the prolongation, for three months, of the present licenses of absence from Ireland, of Lords Kingston & Folliott, respectively.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 108

Document type: Breviate

To like effect; on behalf of Captain Carpenter.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copy

The Lord Deputy is desired to confer with Lord Howth, privately, upon the matter mentioned in an accompanying petition. If the person, referred to, be not Lord Howth's menial servant the protection should be withdrawn.


Encloses

Petition of certain merchants of London to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 108

Plaint, concerning alleged undue practises concerning "protections" of debtors in the port of Dublin.


Ormond to Major Love, Deputy Governor of Kinsale

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

If one Downman shall come to Kinsale, the agents of Mr Dorrington are to have all available assistance in prosecuting certain claims upon Downman aforesaid.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 109

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Inquiry is to be made into certain allegations of a Petition, sent herewith. ... If found to be true, the ship lately stayed at Limerick, as therein mentioned, is to be discharged. Mr Benzi & his servants stand in the more need of protection, in regard of the opposition to their trading in Limerick given by the inhabitants.


Encloses

Petition of Giambattista Benzi to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 109

Document type: Breviate

Has brought some families into Limerick, and a considerable sum of money; has promoted a large trade thither. Lately his ship King David, laden with deals from Norway, is unduly stopped at Limerick, on false allegations of its belonging to Dutchmen. Prays an order of release.


Ormond to his Commissioners

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 110

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Respite is to be made of any demand for certain rents due by Lady Fingal.


Ormond to Ensign Agasse

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 110

Document type: Breviate

A letter of discharge from an ensigncy in Colonel Mayart's company of foot, in the Army of Ireland.


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to John Meyrick, to be Ensign of Colonel Mayart's company, above-named, in the room of Ensign Agasse

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 110

Document type: Breviate


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 388

Document type: Original

An assignment to be made to Captain Hugh Macgill, Comptroller of the Ordnance in Ireland, of such rents as are due to the Exchequer by Colonel Robert Barrow, upon account of a custodium of the lands of William Montgomery, held by him for some years under a grant from the late Usurper, and remaining still unpaid.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 6 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 151

Document type: Holograph

Certain information has come of the appearance, off Flamborough, of a fleet of 20 sail of great ships. Hence it is conjectured that the Dutch had notice of the King's intention to send a squadron northward, "of which failing, they will probably ere long return".

Communicates from the Lord Admiral certain hypothetical plans of manoeuvre, of the expediency of which his Lordship is himself to judge, & to decide.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 111

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Warrant for prolongation for three months of the license of absence, now held by Sir Amos Meredith.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 111

Document type: Breviate

The like, on behalf of John, Lord Berkeley of Stratton, President of Connaught.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 111

Document type: Breviate

The like, on behalf of Captain Leicester [in MS.: "Lecester"], until April 1st ensuing.


Bill of Exchange of the Duke of Ormond, at 20 days after sight, for payment to Sir Daniel Bellingham, of £530, for value received, in London, of Thomas Vyner and partner

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 113

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The accompanying Petition is to be shewn to the Lord Bishop of Cork, that by his Lordship's answer the true state of the case may be known; & fit direction be given thereupon.


Encloses:

Petition of Mr Alderman Barker [of Dublin] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 121

Petitioner possessed, on 7 May 1659, divers lands in the barony of Pobblebrien, "which stood charged to the King [so, in this petition, notwithstanding the date "May, 1659"]" ... On pretence that they were "concealed" lands the Bishop of Limerick obtained a Custodiam of the same ...

Prays an Order to the Bishop to give up possession.


Ormond to Lord Chief Justice Hyde

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 111

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

John Roe hath been committed for speaking some evil words against the writer who desires the favour of the offender's being set at liberty.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Brydges [in MS.: "Bridges"]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 112

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning impressment of seamen, for his Majesty's service.


Enclosure 1

Copy of a Letter, concerning impressment of Seamen, addressed by the Lords of the Council to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Somersetshire

Date: January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 112


Enclosure 2

Copy of an Order by the King, in Council, on the same subject

Date: January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 112


Ormond to Colonel Pigott [in MS.: "Piggott"]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 112-113

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning impressment of seamen in Somersetshire.


An Order of Reference, by the Earl of Ossory, to the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Ireland, of his Majesty's letter of the 18th of August (1664), on behalf of Captain Roger Bamber, and Theresa, his wife

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 213v

Document type: Copy


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 36

Document type: Holograph

The writer believes that the Lord Deputy's busy and withal "prudent appearance in countenance [so in MS.]" of the Bill of Registry - "or rather of entries" - has overcome the difficulties in the way of that measure, "on this side of the water", yet his Grace will find very many to contend with there [i.e. in England] ... it being more than suspected that those adversaries, whose efforts here have failed, will ... employ all their interest to decry it there ...


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 8 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 153

Document type: Holograph

Lord Bellasis being ready to start for Tangier, H.R.H. the Lord Admiral desires that Lord Sandwich would appoint three frigates for his passage and convoy.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 8 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 114

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that order be given for payment, out of the writer's monies, of a sum of £400 to my Lady Nott, who is thereupon to cancel one of the writer's bonds for that sum.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 205-206

Document type: Holograph

The Registry Bill is not yet engrossed, but a copy is herewith sent, that the Duke may have time to propose improvements and to forestall objections.

Sir Audley Mervyn has rendered excellent service, as well in relation to this measure, as in relation to the recent threatenings of insurrection.

The Deputy recommends to the Duke's favour, requests made by Sir Thomas Fortescue, and by Sir Maurice Berkeley, upon matters of military service.


Ormond to Archbishop of Cashel

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 114

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Communicates a petition presented to the Duke by Marcus Magrath. Asks the Archbishop if he can shew any cause why Petitioner's request should not be granted.


Encloses:

Petition of Marcus Magrath to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 114

Plaint against the Archbishop of Cashel.


Memorial of the Archbishop of Dublin, and others, Trustees for the '1649' Officers of the Army of Ireland, concerning certain provisos, on behalf of those officers, contained in the pending 'Bill of Explanation' relating to the Land Settlement of that Kingdom

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 44

Document type: Original [with seventeen signatures]


A Memorial, from the Farmers of His Majesty's Customs in Ireland, to the Lord Deputy and Council of that Kingdom, concerning the Revenue from certain deep-sea Fisheries, under circumstances stated

Date: 10 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 86

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

Drawn up on occasion of a professed Grant thereof to Alderman Gilbert and others.


Subjoined is:

A Brief of the Draught of the King's Majesty's Grant, for the Fishing within the Isles of Boffin and Clera

Date: 31 January 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 89

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

As prayed for by Sir George Gilbert & others, citizens of Dublin.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 390

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

René Mezandière to have to him & his assigns "the sole power of furnishing, keeping & entertaining coaches and chairs, for hire", within the cities & towns of Ireland, upon such terms as to the Lord Lieutenant shall appear fit & reasonable.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Lord Deputy is to give it expressly in charge to the Judges before whom one James Dillon is to be tried to examine well if there be malice in the prosecution, "in regard the fact [alleged] was committed so long since". If convicted, the convict is to be respited.


Ormond to Sir Paul Davys

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy

The Patent for the Bishop Elect of Clonfert is to pass irrespective of the payment of fees; the bishop elect having undertaken to pay them here.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 294

Document type: Original

Leave of absence to Cornet Robert Ouseley, for three months.


James, Duke of York, to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 155

Document type: Holograph

Has sent the 'Fairfax' and the 'Newcastle' to supply the place of the 'London' and the 'Montagu', in the Squadron. The former limit of time, as to his Lordship's distance from the Downs when cruizing, is removed; leaving the matter wholly to his discretion.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 157

Document type: Holograph

The Archbishop of Canterbury is providing Chaplains for the Fleet, by appointing fitting men whether beneficed or not.

Mentions the frequency of reports of disasters to the ships' masts, which may possibly arise from incaution in the setting up of the new shrouds.


Ormond to the Prince of Ligne

Written from: London

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 101-103

Document type: Copy; in Letter Book

Formerly, the writer took the liberty of recommending to his Excellency the interests of Colonel O'Farroll [in MS.: "O'Farrol"] and the Chevalier O'Farrell (his nephew), in certain pensions bestowed on them, respectively, for valuable services rendered to the Crown of Spain, & to the Low Countries; more especially in the reduction of St Guillain to the obedience of his Catholic Majesty, who had so just a sense of those services that he gave express command for continuing the pensions aforesaid, when all others were retrenched. But despite those commands, the suitors for several years have received nothing ...

But, now, a change of government, and certain representations made by Sir Charles Cotterell at the instance of the King, the writer's master, give some hope of establishing the suspended claims; especially if the suitors may have the honour of the Prince of Ligne's protection, & intervention in their behalf. Their case is therefore again earnestly recommended to his Excellency's gracious favour ...

French.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 116

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Warrant for prolongation for three months of the license of absence held by Cornet Robert Ouseley [in MS.: "Ousley"].


Ormond to the Count of Molina

Written from: London

Date: 11 [21] February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 116

Document type: Copy

Is charmed to hear by his Excellency's letter that his Catholic Majesty has chosen his Excellency to be the King's Ambassador at this Court. His Majesty could not have selected a Minister more capable of promoting the interests of his Court, nor one more acceptable to the King the writer's master ...

The writer retains a vivid recollection of his Excellency's many courtesies, & expects with impatience his arrival at this Court.


Ormond to the Duke of San Lucar

Written from: London

Date: 11 [21] February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 117-118

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

If it be true that the writer has given proof of his zeal for the establishment of a good correspondence between the two Crowns [of Spain and of Britain], as Don Patricio Muledy has assured his Excellency, the writer is but too well rewarded by his Excellency's letter, which apprises him that his Catholic Majesty is informed of that zeal, & accepts the writer's service.

He retains vivid recollection of the obligations which he owes to the Crown of Spain, and will be proud to testify, on all occasions, his grateful sense of them ...

French.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 118-120

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

His Majesty, having taken into consideration the great want of seamen in his Fleet, and the consequent necessity of maintaining the same with good & able foot soldiers, directs the Lord Deputy to consider & to report whether 1,000 good firemen [i.e. good firelockmen], or at the least 500 such, officered only by serjeants and corporals, can be supplied from Ireland ...

If they can be spared, the due orders are to be given forthwith in that behalf ...


Sir Thomas Fortescue to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 133

Document type: Original

Sends with approval of the Lord Deputy a petition to the Duke of Ormond for continuance of the writer's pay as Commandant of the Castle of Knockfergus, "a place", he adds, "of so great consequence to the King", that it must needs be "continued a Garrison".


H. Coventry to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 420

Document type: Holograph

Humble thanks are returned for his Grace's letter of 5th inst ... Irish affairs have made small progress since the writer's last letter ...

There is much noise & prophecy concerning our approaching Parliament. The Earl of Bristol filleth our ears much, though as yet he dazzleth not our eyes, though that be promised; a very gay equipage being, as they say providing. Does not doubt the truth of the Earl's having been at Church at Wimbledon, though his witnesses did not yesterday appear in the Exchequer as it was expected, so that his conviction [of recusancy] is still in statu quo prius.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: [St James']

Date: 13 February 1665

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

Document type: Holograph

An Ostend pilot has reported that the Dutch fleet has gone in again; should his Lordship find this report to be well grounded, the Lord Admiral desires to remind him of the sending a Squadron to do what mischief they can upon the Dogger Bank.


Anglesey to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: London

Date: 13 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 113

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's "Letter Book"]

Notifies the sending by the Duke of Ormond of first & second Bills of Exchange for £530 to be paid at Dublin "to yourself, for so much advanced here, by Sir Thomas Vyner" ... Joins in his Grace's request that the payment be made without fail.


John Mandevile to Lane

Written from: Balladine

Date: 14 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 46

Document type: Holograph; with a breviate by Lane

The place of Seneschal of the Duke of Ormond's Courts, which the writer held from the year 1637 to the year 1639, having been conferred on Mr John Walshe, the writer prays for the appointment of Receiver of Hearth-Money, in the County of Tipperary.

Should it be objected against him that his religion incapacitates him for that office, he solicits that it may be granted in the name of Mr Edward Butler.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 14 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 161

Document type: Holograph

Notifies an intended reinforcement of the Fleet in the Downs. In reference to a former recommendation from his Lordship, mentions the need of a Purveyor of timber to be employed in the King's Forests.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 208-209

Document type: Holograph

Sir Paul Davys' letter to the Duke upon the Registry Bill, which probably goes by this mail, will, Lord Ossory thinks, tend rather to recommend the measure than to hinder it.

A proviso is now transmitted varying the executive power (from the custodes rotulorum to commissioners named), in a way which will probably tend to ensure the more honest performance of the duties; that the Duke may consider of it along with the Bill.

The Corporation has laid out a piece of ground for the Duke [to build a house upon] on Oxmantown Green. It will, the writer thinks, be better to take it by bargain, than by gift, so that it may not "give rise to ugly discourses from venomous people".


Memorial, by Sir Paul Davys, Clerk of the Council in Ireland, concerning a Bill of Registry for that Kingdom

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 49-54

Document type: Holograph.

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.


H.? Bleyonbergh to Sandwich

Written from: London

Date: 15 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 293

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Recommends M. Liliehoeck who waits upon his Lordship with letters from my Lords Wrangel & Carlisle, and is a young seaman desirous to serve his apprenticeship under so able a Captain. Mentions the tenders of service of some Swedish volunteers for the Navy. Adds that the affairs of Mr Coventry in Sweden are near to a conclusion.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: [St James']

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 167

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars as to the Convoy required for Lord Bellasis and his Retinue on their voyage to Tangier.


John Cubitt, of Great Yarmouth (Bailiff of the Port-town) to Sandwich

Written from: Yarmouth [Norfolk]

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 165

Document type: Holograph; with seal of arms

Notifies the arrest of certain impressed seamen who had come from Harwich. Requests the discharge of Thomas Dudgeon, Master of a vessel belonging to Yarmouth.


Encloses:

Certificate of Thomas Pupplett & John Cubitt, esquires, that the bearer, Thomas Dudgeon, is Master of a Pink, called 'The Rose of Yarmouth'

Written from: Yarmouth

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 163


Thomas Wilde to Sandwich

Written from: Yarmouth

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 171

Document type: Original

In extenuation of the offence of the impressed seamen, mentions that they were instigated to mutinous conduct, "by a person of quality, which I shall forbear to name". Submits offers of service.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for making the town of Ballyleague (in the county of Roscommon), a Corporation, according to the directions contained in his Majesty's letter on behalf of Sir George Lane, of the 24th of October (1664)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 219v

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 135

Document type: Holograph

Encloses an address to the Duke from the ''1649 Officers', and asks his Grace to answer it.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 56

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Particulars of the Declaration of War against the Dutch; and also of the proceedings of the Lords Commissioners of Prizes in relation thereto.


Thomas Wilde to Sandwich

Written from: Yarmouth

Date: 17 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original

Sends advices of the Dutch Fleet, seen off the Coast of Suffolk.


Thomas Wilde to Sandwich

Written from: Yarmouth

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 169

Document type: Original

Explains the cause of delay in return of the impressed seamen.


Captain Michael Carew to Ormond

Written from: Ostend

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 40

Document type: Original

Infers that if he, the writer, shall take his Majesty's Commission [of Marque], he must man his frigate with Flemings, or with French, and doubts of his ability to procure them. He will, however, use assiduous endeavours to that end ...


Anthony Carew to Ormond

Written from: Ostend

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 38

Document type: Holograph

Reports, at great length, the writer's opinion upon the measures to be taken for harassing Dutch commerce, upon occasion of the war between the Crown of England and the States General of the United Provinces.

Adds that the writer is no "Captain", but "Anthony Carew, of Ostend, Merchant", only; so that his Grace was mistaken in addressing his letter to him, instead of to his brother [writer of MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 40].


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 183-184

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the 'Bill of Enrolment' or 'of Registry' ... and the measures of precaution to be adopted against apprehended insurrectionary plots in Ireland ...

... Hears from Court that an Extraordinary Embassy from France is expected - probably an endeavour to mediate a reconciliation with Holland.


Thomas Medowe to Sandwich

Written from: Yarmouth

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 178

Document type: Original; with seal of arms

Reports the shipping of the impressed seamen; together with a 'supply of pilots', for the Fleet.


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: [St James's]

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 180-181

Document type: Holograph

Has sent to the Navy Office Lord Sandwich's requisition for certain naval stores. Transmits instructions from the Lord Admiral as to the stations, the manning, and the victualling, of various Ships of the Fleet; and also for restraining captains of ships from the discharge of their landsmen, and from permitting any impressed seamen to go on shore.


Ormond to the Commissioners for managing his estates

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 120

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Is upon treaty for transporting Protestant strangers to inhabit at Carrick. The Commissioners are therefore to forbear setting the houses there, or the lands usually let with those houses, until further order.


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to Thomas Fuller to be Ensign to Sir William King's Company of Foot, in Ireland; in place of ... Brandon, deceased

Written from: [Moor Park]

Date: 18 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 121

Document type: Breviate


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 71

Document type: Holograph

A further report of affairs, political & military, in various parts of Ireland.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 499

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The constant yearly fee or allowance of one thousand pounds, sterling, and also the temporary allowance of eight hundred and nine pounds, seventeen shillings, and six pence, yearly, which were paid to Sir Maurice Eustace, late Chancellor of Ireland, are to be paid and continued to the new Chancellor, Michael, Lord Archbishop of Dublin.


Sir Audley Mervyn to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 137

Document type: Holograph

Praises the 'Act of Registry', as one which hath "much of the spirit of our Lord Deputy in it". The Duke owes a vast debt to God, for a son "who enhappies" not only his father, but "a whole Kingdom".


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 210-211

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of February 11th. Immediately upon its receipt, the writer gave due instructions for the assembling of the prescribed detachments of foot soldiers at Youghal and at Dublin within the time limited [to be shipped for naval service].

Adds some particulars as to the appointment of Commissioners for sale of Prizes.


Hans Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 58

Document type: Holograph

Gives some account - additional to that submitted by the Trustees of the 1649 Officers jointly - of recent proceedings and discussions concerning the Provisos for those Officers in the 'Bill of Explanation'.


Political Advices of the preparations for War in Ireland

Date: 20 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 62

Document type: Original [without signature, address, or endorsement; probably sent to Sir George Lane]


William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 20 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 182

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Admiral is satisfied with Lord Sandwich's report of his reasons for not sending a Squadron to the Northward. If ships bound for Turkey are now in the Downs, Lord Sandwich is desired to send them off in company with the Convoy for Tangier.


Captain Roger Cuttance to Sandwich

Written from: Chatham

Date: 20 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 184

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Reports the progress of repairing, equipping, and arming of ships for recruitment of Lord Sandwich's Fleet. Sir William Penn is at Chatham, busied about that service.


Captain Richard Long to Sandwich

Written from: On board HMS Nightingale in 'Chatham river' [Medway]

Date: 20 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 186

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Reports his execution of orders as to the impressed seamen, with some incidents of his voyage.


Phineas Ellwood to Sandwich

Written from: Sandwich

Date: 20 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 188

Document type: Holograph

Sends Advices of two Dutch Squadrons; the one seen off Flamborough Head, the other, off Scarborough.


Bennet to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 94-95

Document type: Holograph

The King seems to purpose, with respect to Colonel [Richard] Talbot, to order him to be taken out of the Tower, but not to see him or to permit his return to Court.

Notices the prorogation of Parliament; and the purport of intelligence received from France.


Sir Theophilus Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 63

Document type: Holograph

Some particulars of advices concerning negotiations of the Romanist Irish; and also concerning details of the Registry Bill [herein, called 'the Bill of Enrolment'].


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 47

Document type: Original [with eleven signatures]

State the case of Robert Griffith, esquire, one of his Majesty's Serjeants-at-Law for this Kingdom, in respect to the arrears of salary due to him; report particulars of a Grant made to him by concordatum of 24 December 1664; and recommend him to the Lord Lieutenant, as fit to be included in the new Establishment now under consideration in England.


Dr John Stearne to Lane

Written from: Trinity Hall [Dublin]

Date: 24 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 60

Document type: Original

Believing that a College of Physicians may much advance this City & Country; may suppress dangerous & ignorant mountebanks; may promote the study of medicine; & remove the necessity of being beholden to Foreigners therein, Trinity College has granted its Hall, with the ground belonging thereto for that purpose; & has placed the writer therein ...

Hitherto, his endeavours to carry out the plans efficiently have met with many obstacles. But he will never despair of eventual success whilst Sir George Lane lives to render his powerful assistance therein.


Sir Edward Massie to Ormond

Written from: Dover

Date: 24 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 65

Document type: Holograph

Reports certain particulars of a pending Prize-Cause.


Instructions, by the King, for ... John, Lord Bellasis, Captain-General & Commander-in-Chief of our Forces in Africa & Governor of Tangier

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 67-69

Document type: Copy


Instructions from ... the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Sir James Shaen, concerning the purchasing of the Customs of Londonderry

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 24 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 138-139

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 296

Document type: Original

Further extension of the leave of absence, from military duty in Ireland, of Sir Robert Kirle, to April 30th next.


License by the Duke of Ormond, Lord of the Regalities of Tipperary, to Sir Thomas Longueville, Master of the Rolls thereof to be absent out of Ireland, for three months

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 122

Document type: Breviate


Warrant by the Duke of Ormond (as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland) for like license, to Cornet Sheffield, until 1st April ensuing

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 122

Document type: Breviate


The like, on behalf of Major Evett

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 122

Document type: Breviate


The like, on behalf of Sir Richard Kyrle

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 122

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Lord Poulett

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 122-123

Document type: Copy

Communicates further directions received from his Majesty concerning the raising of seamen, in Somersetshire


Ormond to the Justices of Somersetshire

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 123

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Account is to be given of the numbers of seamen already raised in the county, under previous warrants and instructions sent by the Writer ... with all possible expedition. The Lords of Council have prescribed the methods of proceeding in this affair, which must be punctually observed.


Encloses:

Lords of the Council to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 123

Document type: Copy

Further instructions concerning impressment of seamen in Somersetshire. With rules of procedure therein.


Ormond to the Justices of Bristol

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 123

Document type: Breviate

To the same effect, as in the Letter calendared above.


Encloses:

Copy of the Letter from the Lords of Council; as above

Date: 17 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 123


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 124

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

If the Lord Deputy shall find that hitherto there hath been no appraisement of a piece of land, belonging to Sir John Temple, and now taken into the Phoenix Park, the same is to be appraised forthwith ... and, in due course, Warrant is to be given to Sir Daniel Bellingham to pay the appraised value thereof to the owner.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 212-213

Document type: Holograph

The Deputy will continue to be very heedful of intelligence and informations, whether, in appearance, probable or improbable; and so will be likely to trouble the Duke with notices of frivolous matters, rather than to err by omitting to notice matters of real alarm.

Last week was spent by the Deputy and his party near to Arklow, where they killed great store of game; and whence they brought live pheasants to stock the Phoenix Park.


Ormond to Sir James Shaen

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has perused the proposition of the Society of the new Plantation in Ulster, concerning the Customs of Londonderry. Directs him to proceed to a final conclusion thereupon, as he best can, for his Majesty's advantage.


Encloses:

The humble proposals of the Society of the ... New Plantation, in Ulster ... in answer to his Majesty's most gracious letter of 18 February ... touching compensation for their Customs

Written from: Guildhall [London]

Date: 27 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 139-142

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the making out of particulars of such lands &c., as, by his Majesty's letter of the 23rd November (1664), are directed to be passed by Letters Patent to Richard Heaton, Doctor of Divinity

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 220 & 224

Document type: Copy (Two Entries)


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the payment to Sir William Flower of a sum of three hundred and fifty pounds, sterling, to be by him disbursed in defraying the charges of transporting six hundred soldiers of his Majesty's Army (in Ireland) into England, for ... service in the Navy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy


Commission by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of the county of Somerset to the Mayor of Bristol, for the time being, to Sir Hugh Smith, Baronet, and others, to be his Grace's Deputy Lieutenants of the County of the City of Bristol

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 127-128

Document type: Draught


The like Commission to Sir Alexander Popham, to be a Deputy Lieutenant in the County of Somerset

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 129

Document type: Breviate


Commission by James, Duke of Ormond, to Sir William Flower, Sir Thomas Harman, and others, to be his Grace's Commissioners, "to set and let all his Estate in ... Ireland, for one whole Year, from 1st day of May, next" ensuing

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: February 1665 [the day of the month left unfilled]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 42

Document type: Original [with note of entry at the Irish Signet]

Letters Patent are to be passed, in due form of law, under the Great Seal of Ireland granting to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland the manor, or Lordship, of Portlester.


Objections made against the 'Bill of Registry' at the [Council] Board [of Ireland]

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 80-81

Document type: Original

[With the answers thereto, seriatim. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]


Depositions of Impressed Seamen

Date: Undated [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 173

Document type: Copies


A List of Seamen for the Lord General, the Earl of Sandwich, Commander of the King's Majesties Fleet

Date: Undated [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 174-175

Document type: Original; certified by Thomas Wilde


Note (by Sir George Lane) concerning a letter of the Mayor of Bristol, respecting levy of seamen, addressed to the Duke of Ormond, & by him sent to the Council Board

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 110


Petition of Lord Shannon, to the King

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 124

Document type: Breviate

Petitioner's father [Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork] left him the two ploughlands of Aghamartin and Frenchfurrs otherwise Allenfrankey, in the barony of Kirrecurrehy in the county of Cork; the "writings of which were lost in the Wars".

Prays for a regrant, by letters patent, "at the rent of five pounds" ...


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 124

Document type: Breviate


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 124

Document type: Breviate

[Recommends that the Lord Deputy be instructed to pass a grant, as prayed for, if the petitioner's allegation be found to be true.]


Petition of Edward Smith to the King

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Recite their interest in certain lands in Ireland, late the property of the Lord Viscount Netterville ...

Recite, also, certain directions lately given to restore the Lord Netterville to his Estate; and pray for relief ...


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142

Document type: Breviate


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King, thereupon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 3

An Order of Summons by the Duke of Ormond to the Viscount Netterville desiring his attendance, at Worcester House, with his Answer to certain allegations in above recited petition

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Connell Farrell to the King

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 148-149

Document type: Copy [in Ormond Letter Book]

Recites his Majesty's grant to petitioner, in gracious reward of faithful service, of a pension of five hundred pounds, a year, out of the profits of certain forfeitures in Ireland. Recites, also, that his Majesty's said grant has not yet taken effect ... And prays for relief.


Subjoined 1

A Copy of his Majesty's letter, directing a Grant to Sir Connell Farrell as above-recited

Date: 14 April 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 148-149


Subjoined 2

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond, the Earl of Anglesey, & others

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 149

Document type: Copy


Subjoined 3

Report of the Duke of Ormond, the Earl of Anglesey, & others to the King thereupon

Date: [February?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 150-151

Document type: [Ten Signatures] Copy


Petition of Sir Nicholas Armorer and of Gabriel de Sylvius, to the King

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy

His Majesty, by his grant under the broad seal of Ireland gave to petitioners all the forfeitures due [to his Majesty] for unlawful transportation of wool out of Ireland ...

The ship 'Bishop of Flushing', taken by Lord Sandwich, was forfeited for such unlawful act and the one half of its value being £600, was given to his Lordship.

Pray for the grant of the other half of said value or of so much thereof as to his Majesty shall seem befitting.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 155

Document type: Copy

Is of opinion that if the forfeiture in the Petition mentioned be legally at his Majesty's disposal, it may be graciously granted to Petitioners in regard of their equitable pretensions thereto.


Petition of Lieutenant Colonel Michael Serle to the King

Date: [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Recites particulars of petitioner's military service in Ireland, under the Earl of Inchiquin, & under the Duke of Ormond.

Recites, also, his Majesty's Order of 19 January 1661, for satisfaction of petitioner's arrears ... "out of the half year's rent [to be] given by the Adventurers" ...

Prays for his Majesty's order for payment to petitioner of a sum of £11,000 [so in MS. - in figures], out of the fund aforesaid ...


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon]

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 161

Document type: Apparently, Draught [in Letter Book], with Correction

Petitioner merited very well in his Majesty's service in the wars in Ireland ... Is deserving of his Majesty's bounty ... Cannot propose anything for his present satisfaction the Revenue of Ireland being already overcharged.


Hyde to Ormond

Written from: Worcester House

Date: "Sunday, ten at night" [February] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 130

Document type: Holograph

The King was here, when the Duke's letter was brought in to the writer, and its contents were imparted to him. The matter "deserves great consideration", adds the Chancellor, but "the truth is, I find myself so far become a fool, that I am not fit for any counsell; and, when these defects are discovered, methinks men should be discharged".


Sir Theophilus Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 73

Document type: Holograph

Forwards some Advices and Letters of Intelligence.


Enclosure 1

A Note of the Names of such Clergymen, as are chosen for the Several [Roman-Catholic] Circuits of Ireland ...

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 75

Document type: Original


Enclosure 2

Advices of proceedings of Roman-Catholic Clergy in Leinster

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 76

Document type: Original

Given on the authority of one Bromgould, deputed for that Province.


Thomas Seele to Lane

Written from: T[rinity] C[ollege] D[ublin]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 77

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some further particulars of the desires of the Society in respect to the proposed "College of Physicians", to be established in Trinity Hall, Dublin.


Signification by James, Duke of Ormond, of his appointment of James Jerome, Master of Arts, to be one of his Grace's Domestic Chaplains

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 130-131

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Latin.


Signification, by James, Duke of Ormond, of his appointment of James Jerome, M.A., to be one of his Grace's Domestic Chaplains

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 130-131

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Latin.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Thomas Smith, to be Lieutenant of Sir Francis Gore's Company of Foot, in the Army of Ireland, vacant by resignation of Lieutenant Smithby

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 131

Document type: Breviate


Power of Attorney, by James, Duke of Ormond to Robert Southwell, esquire, and others, to be his Grace's Attorneys to set, let and dispose of his estates in the County of Cork & County of Kerry

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 146-147

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


Commission by the Dukes of Albemarle & of Ormond to Sir Hans Hamilton, and others, Commissioners, or Trustees, "for the management of the Securities of the Commissioned Officers that served his Majesty ... in Ireland, before 5 June 1649", to be a Standing Committee of the said Trustees; with certain allowances for that service herein described

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 125-127 & 130

Document type: Draught [misbound]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 2 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 131

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Warrant for a license of absence, to Mr Shadwell, for three months.


Ormond to Mr Anthony Cary, Merchant at Ostend

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 2 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 132

Document type: Copy

According to Mr Cary's desire, a passport is herewith sent, for his coming into England. He is to advise his brother to use all diligence in the pending affair.

Note: Anthony Carey elsewhere 'Carew' - see MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 38-40.

Encloses:

Passport, by the Duke of Ormond, for Mr Anthony Cary, to come from Ostend into England

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 2 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 132


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant containing his Majesty's presentation of John Stephens, Clerk, Master of Arts, to the rectory and vicarage of St Mary in Athlone

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 16

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant containing his Majesty's presentation of John Stephens, Clerk, Master of Arts, to the rectory and vicarage of St Mary in Athlone, the rectory and vicarage of Killeleagh, the rectory and vicarage of Ballyloghloe, the vicarage of Drumrany, and the vicarage and half the rectory of the parish of Gallen and Reynagh, all in the diocese of Meath.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Having seen the legal opinion of Sir N. Plunkett, & other lawyers, upon certain Letters Patent passing the lands of Dromahere & other lands in the county of Leitrim, to Sir William Villiers, Baronet, directs the passing of a license of alienation to Sir George Villiers, for sale of those lands to Sir George Lane with whom he hath agreed in that behalf.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy

Letters Patent are to pass, in due form, granting to Sir James Dillon, a pension of £500 a year, out of the Exchequer of Ireland, according to commands from his Majesty, sent herewith.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Date: Undated [February?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 133

Document type:

Directions on behalf of Sir James Dillon, as above recited.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the issue of a Commission, in due form of law, to Sir Peter Harvey, and others, for the farming of the Inland Excise and of the Ale and Beer Licenses, of Ireland, for a term of six years, from the 25th of March (1665), pursuant to his Majesty's Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of England, bearing date January 3 1665

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 220v-221

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 298

Document type: Original

Extension of the leave of absence of Colonel Sandys, to April 30th next.


Ormond to the Commissioners for managing his Estates, in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 134

Instructions concerning an assignment to Lord Inchiquin of certain monies payable out of the Duke's Michaelmas rents.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 134

Document type: Breviate

Colonel Sandys' license of absence is to be prolonged until 30th April next ensuing.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copy

Payment of a sum of four hundred pounds is to be made to the writer's son, Lord Arran.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 138

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Upon receipt of a King's letter for granting to Mr Domville (son of Attorney General Sir William Domville) reversion of the place of Clerk of the Crown & Hanaper, the Lord Deputy is to send a copy of it, and to stay all proceedings thereupon, until further instruction.

[Private.]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 216-217

Document type: Holograph

Has taken due care to transmit the Subsidy Bills, in accordance with the Duke's instructions, as notified by Lord Anglesey.

It may be worth consideration whether the example set in England of levying a land-tax may not be worthy to be followed in Ireland. The decay of trade will probably deprive the King of much of the sum anticipated as payable by the Farmers of the Customs. There is not, from the ordinary sources, money enough, as yet, to pay one half of the arrears due to the Army; and "the Hearth-Money has not yet satisfied the persons that are to receive sums out of it. Unless it be farmed, the King will lose continually".


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 84

Document type: Holograph

His Grace's letter to the Lord Deputy, wherein he expresses an apprehension for Ireland, should the war against the Dutch proceed, has been seen by the present writer. He is sorry that ground is seen for such fears in England. For like apprehensions - only too well founded - occur here, & not alone to the writer, but to many persons with whom he convenes ...


Sir William Flower, & others, to John Bagot

Date: 6 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 615

Document type: Copy

Certain arrears [of rent for lands in County Carlow] are to be allowed to Edmund McDallagh Byrne, for reasons stated.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

License is to be given to Henry Aland, upon his attending the Lord Deputy, in Ireland, to perform his business in that Kingdom.


Ormond to the Marquess of Castel Rodrigo

Written from: London

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Is happy that the passing of one of his servants into the Low Countries gives an opportunity of assuring his Excellency of the writer's affectionate esteem & service.

Should the bearer have occasion to embark certain artisans & labourers, for Ireland, his Excellency's good offices are solicited in that behalf.

French.


Ormond to the Prince of Ligne

Written from: London

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

To like effect.

French.


Ormond to Lord Poulett, & others, Deputy Lieutenants of Somerset

Written from: [London]

Date: [7 March?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 136-137

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning certain levies of money, under an Act of Parliament for ordering the Militia Forces. [See also under "January 28".]


Ormond to Robert Vyner

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Mr Thomas Samborne is to receive, on the writer's account a sum of £38 7s. 6d., for which a Bill of Exchange, payable in Ireland, will be returned.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 142-143

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Lieutenant John Carleton is to have license of absence, from his colours in Ireland, for a term of three months.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy

The King's letter sent herewith on behalf of Mr Luttrell is granted upon the Duke's recommendation.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy

Directs the passing of certain Letters Patent, on the behalf of Mr Luttrell of Luttrellstown.


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, directing a preliminary examination of petitions concerning collections in churches for relief of distressed persons, before the issue of any Briefs recommendatory thereof; and referring such examination to the Dean of Christ Church, Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 221v

Document type: Copy


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, confirmatory of that above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 October 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 221v

Document type: Breviate


Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 90

Document type: Original [with eleven signatures]

Upon consideration, at the Board, of the proposed Grant by his Majesty of certain rights of Fishery according to the prayer of Alderman Sir George Gilbert & other Citizens of Dublin, they are of opinion (after advising with the Farmers of the Customs) that the proviso for non-payment of Customs' duties, during the first seven years of the term prayed for, "will draw upon the King a very great & extraordinary charge, in the Defalcation that in such case might be pretended to by the Farmers" aforesaid ...

The Deputy & Council communicate the papers referred to & desire his Grace's instructions upon the whole matter in question.


Sir Thomas Wharton to Ormond

Written from: Edlington, near Doncaster

Date: 10 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 139

Document type: Holograph

Asks the favour of an intimation of the Duke's intentions as to his return to Ireland, that the writer may be enabled to wait upon His Grace before his departure from the Court.


Minutes of Proceedings at the Council-Board at Whitehall, concerning Trade and Navigation

Date: [10?] March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 82

Document type: Copy

Sent by the Earl of Orrery to the Duke of Ormond


Thomas Juxon to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 92-93

Document type: Holograph

In regard of those "retrenchments" of lands formerly granted, which are now proposed in order to the setting out, under provisions of the 'Act of Settlement', of lands for "reprisal", referred to in the writer's preceding letter of January 1st he now submits to Sir George Lane some further points for consideration ...

He refers, in illustration of his argument, as to the cause which ought to be pursued towards grantees in his own position, to that usual in regard to the striking of an "average", of liability and loss (amongst owners and insurers), when part of that Cargo of a "ship in distress" is voluntarily sacrificed, in hope of saving the rest ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 11 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy

Instructions relating (1) to some details of military affairs; (2) to the collection of subsidies; (3) to the proceedings of the Commissioners of naval prizes in Ireland.


A Certificate of the number of Oxen [viz. 76,754] exported from Ireland, in the year beginning 24 June, 1663, and ending 24 June, 1664; and of the amount of subsidy paid thereon [viz. £3,837 14s.]

Date: 11 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 133

Document type: Original


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 222r-v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the grant, in due form of law, to Sir George Villiers, of a License empowering him to alienate to Sir George Lane, the castle, town, and lands, of Dromahere, in the county of Leitrim [in MS.: "Leytrim"], with some other lands, which were granted to Sir William Villiers and his heirs, by Letters Patent of King Charles I, bearing date 5 September (1629).


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 11 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 322

Document type: Holograph [addressed to the Duke at Moor Park]

Will obey the Duke's commands concerning Dr Currer, "but it grows very difficult", adds the writer, "to get money exchanged".

No meeting can yet be appointed in the matter of the pending affair between the Duke and my Lord of Middlesex, on account of the illness of Lord Orrery.


Father Patrick to Lane

Date: 12 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 141

Document type: Original

Solicits the placing before the Duke of Ormond of the Draught of a proviso, in favour of Sir Richard Kennedy, for insertion in the pending Bill Explanatory of the 'Act of Settlement'.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 12 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 214

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter to Lady Ossory upon the death of her father, M. de Beverweert, was of very great and acceptable consolation.

A brother of Lord Aungier is recommended for appointment to a commission vacant by the death of Cornet Nangle.


Massareene to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 98

Document type: Holograph

A proposition for an amendment of certain provisions of the pending 'Bill of Explanation' for Ireland is herewith submitted ...

The writer conceives that without some such clause, some persons "will go away" [from the Court of Claims, and would appear by context] "untried", and some "deserving persons" [be] "left destitute".


Massareene to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Sir George Lane's influence is solicited to enforce the prayer of the letter (which he is asked himself to deliver to the Duke) calendared immediately above.

The writer's thanks are returned for favours shewn to his "son [in law, Sir John] Skeffington", with expression of a hope for their continuance.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 100

Document type: Holograph

In the pending Bill [explanatory of the 'Act of Settlement'] there ought, the Archbishop thinks, to be power given to the "Chief Governor", for the time being, to pass, under the Great Seal, "those additionals which his Majesty's gracious favour hath conferred upon this Church by the former Act" ... Such a provision is, indeed, "so passionately" (the writer "cannot say rationally"), opposed "by a great judge amongst us that, unless it be put out of dispute, by some explanatory word ... this whole Church would be continued in the same indigent and despicable condition that ever it was; notwithstanding his Majesty's pious & noble intentions to the contrary" ...


Lord Clanmalier [Lewis O'Dempsey 2nd Viscount; he signs "Clanmalora", but Clanmalier is the recognised historical form] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 102

Document type: Original

Submits his suit to be returned to his ancient estate - as [are] others "of my condition & quality; having never, in my heart, entertained any thought of disloyalty, or disaffection, to his Majesty" ...


Conway to Lane

Written from: [London?]

Date: Thursday [15 March?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 104

Document type: Holograph

The writer's brother, Heneage Finch, advises him to pass his "brother Rawdon's patent in England". He solicits a warrant to that end.

Note: Edward Edwards's conjectural date is incorrect. 15 March was a Wednesday in 1665.

Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 15 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A clause is to be prepared for insertion in the [Explanatory] Bill now under consideration, by which Mr Alderman Barker may be placed, in respect of certain lands in Ireland, in the same position in which he was before the granting of the Custodiam, the particulars of which are recited in the annexed Petition, read yesterday at Worcester House.


Encloses:

Petition of Mr Alderman Barker to the King

Date: [14 March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 143

Document type: Breviate

Recites particulars of petitioner's interest in certain lands in the baronies of Connello and Pobblebrien in the county of Limerick.

Prays for proviso in pending Bill on behalf of said interest, bought by the petitioner for a sum of £2,625.


Sir George Wentworth to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 142

Document type: Holograph

Asks the Duke's favour in furthering the performance of the King's "royal promise of extending a bounty" to the writer [a brother of the late Earl of Strafford].


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 March 1665

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

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Mr Wentworth for the command of a Company in the Irish Army.


[A Writer not herein named to Sir Theophilus Jones?]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 March?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 152

Document type: Original

Sends intelligence, or rumours, received from English correspondents, of warlike preparations on the coast of France.


Memoranda [respecting certain Episcopal Records of the Diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, made upon an official examination, by Thomas Bressey, and Robert Bingley]

Date: 16 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 404

Document type: Original; signed


Bill of Exchange, drawn by the Duke of Ormond, upon Sir Daniel Bellingham, for payment, in Dublin, to Sir Thomas Vyner & partners, of the sum of five hundred pounds, sterling

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy


Domvile to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 106

Document type: Holograph

Has received thankfully the warrant for a grant of the Hanaper Office to the writer's eldest son ...

Hoped to have been made "partaker of it in Mr O'Neill's lifetime; but, coming after his death, humbly takes it as a legacy of his last solicitations to his Grace", on the writer's behalf; "for" (he adds) "it bears date much about the time of his decease" ...


Ormond to the Commissioners of Prizes in England

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 20-21

Document type: Copy

A petition has been presented by Luke Hoare [in MS.: "Hore"] of Dublin, merchant, setting forth the circumstances of the seizure and subsequent plunder, in England, of the ship St Thomas of Dublin; for which redress is desired ...


Sir George Ayscue to Ormond

Written from: Downs, aboard H.M.S. the Henry

Date: 18 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 108

Document type: Original

Several letters from Ireland assure the present writer that his good friend, the Bishop of Ossory, "like Earl Percy in the Ballad, a vow to God did make, that I should never receive a penny of rent, or my tenants enjoy a quiet hour, so long as he lives. His resolves are pious and become him" ... But the writer is "between Scylla and Charybdis - the Bishop, and my Anabaptist tenants" ... He entreats the Lord Lieutenant to hear Mr Keating, on his behalf ...


Petition of Thomas Howloghane to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: 18 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 515

Document type: Original

Petitioner was convicted at the late Assizes at Maryborough of the murder of one William Lane, during the first year of the Rebellion ... for which murder one Barnby Dempsey was condemned to be executed, at Kilkenny during the time of the late Usurpation ...

Prays that he may receive his Majesty's gracious pardon ...

Adds the Draught of an Order to that effect ...


Ormond to Captain Valentine Price

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires a passage in Captain Price's ship for Mr John Piggot, son of Colonel Thomas Piggot, & commands him to the Captain's particular care.


Ormond to Sir William Flower, and others

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 151

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Commission sent herewith is in general terms; but (that notwithstanding) it is the Duke's desire that the Commissioners should follow his former directions not to set the houses, and the land thereto pertaining, at Carrick ...


Enclosure 1

Commission for the letting of the Duke's estates in Ireland, generally; for the year 1665-1666

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

Power of Attorney for the letting of the Duke's estates in the Counties of Cork & Kerry, respectively

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 146-147

Document type: Copy


Lady Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 218

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's goodness and affection console the writer in her bereavement. It has pleased God so to place her, as that the affliction of the death of her parents does not leave her an orphan.

French.


Abstracts of the Accounts of the Earl of Anglesey Vice-Treasurer of Ireland - as regards certain Heads of Expenditure - from September 1661, to March 20, 1664

Date: 20 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 555

Document type: Original; apparently, in the hand of Sir P. Davys


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 20 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 152

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment, out of the writer's moneys, to James Buck, of the sum of three hundred pounds, sterling.


Ormond to Major Nicholas Bayly of Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 152

By purchase from Mr Smith, is become interested in the Isles of Arran. Directs Major Bayly to deliver to Major Allen quiet possession of the same; together with any rents thereof received by him.


Passport, by the Duke of Ormond, for Jean Des Taches, Simon Fagry, and other Frenchmen, who are going into Ireland to plant there

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy


The like, for Jacques Derignière, Pierre Michaux, and others, who go to Ireland, to serve in the King's army there

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy

Nicholas Lynch of Galway is to have license to trade there, according to the prayer of his Petition.


Encloses:

Petition of Nicholas Lynch to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 153

Prays for leave to trade in the Port of Galway.


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to Ensign Thomas Neville to be Ensign to Colonel John Gorges' Company of Foot, in the Army of Ireland, in the place of Alexander Power

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 163

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Alexander Power

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 163

Document type: Breviate

A letter of discharge from Power's Ensigncy above-named.


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to Captain Moses Hill to be Captain of the Duke of Albemarle's Troop of Horse in the Army of Ireland, upon his Grace's resignation

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 165

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


The like, for Philip Wilkinson, to be Lieutenant of the Troop of Horse aforesaid

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 165

Document type: Breviate


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to Lieutenant Hemsworth to be Lieutenant of Colonel Humphrey Sydenham's Company of Foot in the Army of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 167

Document type: Breviate [in Ormond's Letter Book]


A like Commission to Cornet Veale to be Cornet in Captain Moses Hill's Troop of Horse in the said Army, the Cornetcy being vacant by removal

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 168

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Cornet Wilkinson

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 168

Document type: Breviate

A letter of discharge from the Cornetcy above-named.


A Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to John Price to be Cornet to Lord John Butler's troop of Horse in the said Army

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 168

Document type: Breviate


Garrett Moore to Lane

Written from: Loghreagh

Date: 23 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 113-114

Document type: Holograph

Recapitulates the particulars of the writer's military service in Ireland; and of his sufferings for his loyalty.


Ormond to the Sheriff of the County of Carlow [in MS.: "Cathelagh"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 47v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Richard Graham is to be reprieved, under circumstances stated, for ten days.


A Writer not herein named to Colonel Sir Theophilus Jones

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original [addressed to Jones at Lucan]

Sends intelligence of some incidents in Church affairs; and also some indications of the state of public opinion as to the war with Holland.


Sir Thomas Fortescue to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 148

Document type: Holograph

Has spoken to the Lord Deputy [Ossory] on a suit, respecting the public office held by the writer in Ireland. His Lordship desires that the matter should be put before the Duke of Ormond. Asks Sir George Lane's good offices to that end.


A Writer not herein named to Sir Robert Walsh

Written from: [London?]

Date: 25 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 155-156

Document type: Original; with an endorsement, in the hand of Secretary Sir George Lane

Sends various items of intelligence, personal and social.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 115

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond, & by Lane

Submits further particulars concerning subsidies granted to his Majesty by the Parliament of Ireland.


Sir Theophilus Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph

The report of Ludlow being here is new; but the writer is making strict inquiry for him ...


Ormond to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 162-163

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

When he borrowed the ten thousand pounds for which he mortgaged to Bellingham a part of his estate ... he presumed it not probable but that he should prevent forfeiture by payment of the sum borrowed before the expiration of the time limited ... But constraint of long delay in England, by reason of the difficulties met with in the dispatch of the 'Act of Settlement', has prevented such payment hitherto ... Is confident that within a short time of his return, he will be able to repay ... Meanwhile desires to know if Sir Daniel will be satisfied with present payment of interest ... "without taking advantage of the forfeiture" ...


Advices of political incidents, in the Province of Leinster. Sent to the Duke of Ormond, in cypher.

Date: [circa 25 March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 110

Document type: Decypher; with note that the original was received on "March 29, 1664" [in error for 1665]


Sir Robert Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Waterford

Date: 28 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 153-154

Document type: Holograph

Communicates his opinion upon certain affairs of Continental politics. Refers to correspondence relating to incidents "concerning the Presidency of Connaught".


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit

Date: 28 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 119

Document type: Original

Having the command of a Regiment of Horse in Ireland, which command the writer cannot attend, he asks the Lord Lieutenant to dispose of it. As for the writer's troop, he desires the favour of the appointments, respectively, of his Lieutenant, Moses Hill, to be Captain; and of the present Cornet, Philip Wilkinson, to be Lieutenant.


Sir Robert Byron to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 121

Document type: Holograph

Never man escaped a greater danger [at sea] than did the writer, on the 11th and 12th, inst, in a passage, well nigh fatal to him. But on the 13th, at noon, they got in to Strangford, "thanks be to God" ...

He asks the favour of his correspondent's call upon Mr Lely [in MS.: "Lilley" - meaning, of course, Sir Peter Lely], for a picture (a copy of that Sir George Lane himself has), which the writer "had no conveniency to bring" with him.


Intelligence [concerning foreign negotiations of the native Irish; and other political incidents beyond seas]. Sent to Lord Deputy the Earl of Ossory, and by him communicated to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 March 1665 [the year dated "1664" in error]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 129

Document type: Original [without signature]


Sir William Armorer to Ormond

Date: 30 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 123

Document type: Holograph

Understanding that his Majesty purposes to add four troops to the Earl of Oxford's Regiment of Horse, and having had promise of a troop, upon a vacancy, solicits his Grace's favourable consideration of the writer's humble suit for the same.


Duke of Albemarle & Earl of Lindsey to Ormond [as Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household]

Written from: Cockpit, Whitehall

Date: 30 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 125

Document type: Original

Solicit, on behalf of Mr Robert Hope, Chief Clerk of his Majesty's Spicery, his Continuance in that employment, by the Duke's favour.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's grant and donation to Thomas Crofton, Bachelor of Divinity, of the Deanery of Elphin, now void by the voluntary resignation of Daniel Noglan

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 16v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book [see, also, under "May 31"]


Intelligence [concerning political incidents in various parts of Ireland; and also in parts beyond sea. Sent, in Cypher, to Lord Deputy, the Earl of Ossory.]

Date: [30 March?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 131

Document type: Decypher


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 396-397

Document type: Original

Letters Patent to pass in due form to Richard Grace, and his heirs, containing a Grant of all the lands, tenements, & hereditaments which he now hath in the King's County, & Queen's County, & elsewhere, in Ireland ... and the same to "be created into so many several Manors, in such manner & by such several names and proportions as the said ... Richard Grace shall desire", with various rights, franchises, & privileges, herein detailed.


Edward, Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chancellor, to the Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex

Date: 31 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 262

Document type: Copy

Informs them by the King's command of the known frequency of seditious meetings, and conventicles; and conveys instructions for the prompt & effectual putting in force of the laws against them.


Another Copy of the same Letter [with slight variations & corrections]

Date: 31 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 264


Domvile (Attorney General of Ireland) to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 78

Document type: Holograph

Reports some particulars of the late Grant of Subsidies to the King; and the writer's opinion upon other pending matters of Revenue & Finance.

Upon the whole, he thinks that his Grace should use care to preserve to his Majesty such of the advantages vested in him by the former 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland as would tend to make the certain Revenue equal to the ordinary charges thereupon.


Petition of Thomas [Fulwar], Lord Archbishop of Cashel [formerly Bishop of Ardfert], to the King

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 155-158

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

In the most perilous times & greatest of confusions was "the only Bishop in England that did perform the office of ordination of Priests & Deacons; of confirmation ... and of public consecration of a Church; to the very great hazard of his liberty & life".

Petitioner's wife for attempting to carry letters from his late Majesty ... into Ireland, was apprehended, imprisoned in Ely House - being then big with child - for space of seven months, & was condemned to die for the same, which sentence of death had been certainly executed had she not made her escape out of a window ... The Bishopric to which Petitioner is advanced, by his Majesty's grace ... is not worth more than £600 per annum, and that not gained without very expensive suits at law ... which have utterly incapacitated Petitioner from making competent provision ... for his wife and son ...

Prays for a grant of certain lands lying in the county of Cork "and Barrymore's county" ... said lands being lands concealed & withheld from his Majesty ...


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 158-159

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King, thereupon

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 159

Recommends grant to Petitioner under conditions stated.


Petition of Roger Lyndon to the King

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 175-176

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of provisions supplied by petitioner to the English Regiments serving his late Majesty, in the year 1642, in the counties of Down & Antrim, under the now Earl of Donegal, & others ...

Prays that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to order an insertion in the 'Explanatory Bill' now pending, of a clause by which petitioner may receive satisfaction, of the sum due to him on the account recited.


Encloses:

Certificate, showing that a sum of £993 4s. 8d. remains due to the Petitioner for the service aforesaid

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 175-176


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond, and other Lords of Council, appointed to consider of the 'Bill of Explanation'

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 175-176

Document type: Breviate


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond, and others, to the King thereupon

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 175-176

Document type: Breviate


Petition of Richard [Boyle] Earl of Cork to the King

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 184-185

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Recites purchase of certain lands by petitioner's father "about 60 years since" which lands lie in the barony of Carbery & County of Cork; recites also the settlement of those lands upon the said Earl's second son Lewis Boyle, Viscount Kinalmeaky, & upon the Countess of Guildford, wife of the said Lewis; recites, finally, the destruction of the deeds concerning those lands in the Castle of Lismore, by the Irish [rebel] army, when that house was destroyed ...

Prays for a regrant of the lands aforesaid.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference, to the Duke of Ormond, of the Petition above recited

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 185


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King, thereupon

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 186

Recommends his Majesty's commands to the Deputy of Ireland, for a regrant as prayed for; the allegations of the Petition being first examined & found to be true.


Petition of Thomas Wise, merchant, to the King

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

At the time of the late Rebellion in Ireland, a certain estate [in that Kingdom] fell to petitioner by the deaths of others, who were in remainder thereto before him; which estate is now in his possession, in virtue of a decree of the Court of Claims.

Prays for confirmation of the same to him & to his heirs by Letters Patent.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [April?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 209

Document type: Copy

Recommends his Majesty's commands to the Lord Deputy, in accordance with the petitioner's prayer, if, upon due examination, the allegations of the Petition be found true.


Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Antrim to the King

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Pray for an addition of fairs for traffic to be holden in their town, at such rents as the King shall think fit; & further pray that his Majesty will be pleased to grant unto them the liberty ... of choosing & sending two Burgesses to ... Parliament.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

First Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon

Date: [March 1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy

Recommends the issue of the King's commands to the Lord Deputy of Ireland to grant, in due form, from His Majesty, the fairs prayed for.

Recommends further an inquiry into the relative number of towns sending burgesses to Parliament & in that, & in other Counties of Ireland.


Subjoined thereto 3

Second report of the Duke of Ormond

Date: [April?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy

States the result of an inquiry on the point reserved. Recommends the grant prayed for.


Duke of York to Ormond

Written from: Royal Charles [at sea]

Date: 1 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 127

Document type: Original

Sir George Ayscue, whose attendance in the Fleet is required for the King's service, and who has, in Ireland, a cause with the Bishop of Ossory, is in respect thereof recommended to the Lord Lieutenant's protection & just favour, as the matter may call for.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Vyner

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 163

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment on the writer's account to Alderman Erasmus Smith [of Dublin] of a sum of £500 sterling ... "being a consideration from me to him, for his interest in the Isles of Arran in Ireland" ...

Encloses Bills of Exchange dated March 16.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

John Lynch [in MS.: "Linch"] may have the Lord Deputy's license to trade in Galway according to the prayer of his petition, sent herewith.


Encloses:

Petition of John Lynch, of Galway, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [March] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 164

Prays for license to trade in wholesale in the town & port of Galway.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 165

Document type: Breviate

Sir Amos Meredith is to have prolongation for three months of his license of absence.


A Writer not herein named to Sir Theophilus Jones

Date: 1 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 169

Document type: Original [This and other like anonymous letters addressed to Jones were by him communicated to the Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Ormond, and usually bear an indorsement in the hand of Sir George Lane.]

Gives particulars of the intrigues in France of one Fitzsymons an Irish refugee.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 222

Document type: Holograph

Sends further informations as to political discontents. They seem, Lord Ossory thinks, to shew "how much both parties are inclined to a Rebellion, had they wherewithal to begin". Mentions the narrow escape of a part of Dublin Castle from a serious misfortune, "a beam being like to fall upon a great quantity of gunpowder". The provision of a store-house is much to be desired, as Sir Robert Byron will already have informed the Duke, by a report of this accident.


Intelligence out of Connaught and Munster

Date: 3 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 146

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane


Father Anthony to Father Tully

Written from: London

Date: 3 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 269

Document type: Original

Has received his correspondent's letter, but has had no conference with the person named as the bearer of it.

In the uncertainty thus induced as to the business upon which he has been consulted, it seemed to the writer that his best course would be to address himself to Father Peter Walsh, to whom he is much beholden for civility & kindness.

Walsh has promised his mediation with the Lord Lieutenant in the affair referred to.


Lord Wenman to Lane

Written from: Thame Park

Date: 4 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 133

Document type: Holograph

Asks the good offices of his Correspondent with the Duke of Ormond, on behalf of a kinsman, Lieutenant Wenman, bearer of this letter ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends to the Lord Deputy's assistance & favour the affairs of Mr Muledy, brother of Sir Patrick Muledy, resident here for his Catholic Majesty.


A list of Persons discovered to be Coiners [chiefly in the Province of Ulster]

Date: 5 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 112

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[Includes four Grahams, all in the Army: a Major, a Captain, & two Lieutenants.]

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond to Mr John Woodison, to be Chaplain of the Regiment of Guards in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 5 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 177

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


Ormond to the Farmers of his Majesty's Customs in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Two Spanish jennets are to be carried into Ireland, for Sir Patrick Muledy's use, as part of the number of forty horses, allowed by his Majesty's warrant, to the Writer.


Arran [Lord Richard Butler, the Duke's second son, so created in 1662] to Ormond

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 6 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 162

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Henry Bulkeley who has a suit to the Duke, respecting the reversion of a Company of Guards. Mentions an application on the part of Lord Bulkeley with respect to the garrisoning of Beaumaris Castle.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends to his Grace's favour a Petition of Dr Robert Gorges, on behalf of the Earl of Cork.


Encloses:

Petition of Dr Robert Gorges to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 169

Prays for his Grace's recommendation of certain concerns, in which the Earl of Cork is interested, to the favourable consideration of the Lord Primate.


Ormond to the Farmers of the Customs of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

To like effect, as in the letter of April 6, but on behalf of Captain Bertie [in MS.: "Berty"].


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's presentation of Thomas Coffy, Clerk, Master of Arts, to the vicarage of Fereall, in the diocese of Meath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 17

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book


Sir Robert Byron to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 137

Document type: Holograph

Has carefully examined into the state of Ordnance stores, and other matters pertaining to the writer's Charge in this Kingdom. Finds their state to be now worse than it was, at the time of his Grace's own report thereon to the King, sent by Lord Anglesey ...

Submits the expediency of assigning, to the amendment of this branch of service, the improved value of the duty of hearth-money, in Ireland, from time to time ...


Mary Coghlan to Lane

Written from: Kiscolgan

Date: 8 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 170

Document type: Holograph

Recommends, in respect to certain claims under the pending Land-Settlement of Ireland, the case of Mr Francis Ferrall of Morvyn.


Subjoins:

The true state of the Case of Mr Francis Ferrall, of Morvin, in the County of Longford, esquire

Date: April? 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Trustees of the Commissioned Officers of 1649

Written from: London

Date: 9 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 180C-181

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

George Staughton, one of the Duke's pages, desires his recommendation for admission to the tenancy of some part of the Security within the County of Wicklow ... It is desired that something may be done for the applicant which "may bear some proportion with his father's merits, & the debt due unto him" ...


Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 135

Document type: Original [with ten signatures]

Submits particulars of certain Bills, transmitted hence; upon which his Majesty's commands are solicited.


Ormond to Buckingham

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 300-301

Document type: Holograph-minute

Was something more than surprised by Lord Carlingford's communication of a conversation betwixt him & Mr George Porter, in which it was said that his Grace, having made a settlement of his fortune much to the advantage of his niece, had now changed it, wholly in a contrary sense, on account, amongst other things, of the writer's failure to act according to the professions of friendship to the Duke & his interests, which formerly he had made ... Asks the Duke to inform him when, & wherein, he has come short of them ...


A Writer not herein named to Sir Theophilus Jones

Date: 10 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 168

Document type: Original

Sends intelligence as to rumoured endeavours, set on foot by the Court of Rome and its emissaries, "to extirpate heresy out of the King of England's dominions"; and also of endeavours elsewhere contrived "to make a faction amongst the fanatics of England, in the behalf of Holland".


John Walshe to Ormond

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 11 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 139

Document type: Holograph

Reports (1) some proceedings, in discharge of their trust concerning his Grace's Irish estates, of the writer & his fellow-commissioners; (2) some suggestions in respect to various provisions of the Land Settlement of Ireland; (and 3) particulars, in relation to the manner of the acquisition of Sir George Ayscue's grant of land in Ireland; and what has ensued thereupon.


Thomas Tilson to Ormond

Date: 12 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 94

Document type: Holograph

The writer's thanks are returned for favours conferred by the Lord Lieutenant; with a prayer for more. It is understood, he says, that under the new 'Bill of Registry', more Registrars will need to be appointed, than were, at first, contemplated. He solicits a place amongst them, by his Grace's favour ...


George Carleton to Lane

Date: 12 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 141

Document type: Holograph

States his case, in relation to the Hanaper Office at Dublin, and in opposition to the contemplated grant thereof to Domvile, son of Sir William Domvile, Attorney General of Ireland. Requests Sir George Lane's good offices on his, the writer's, behalf.


Sir Theophilus Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 164

Document type: Holograph

Communicates a paper of Intelligence, not now appended.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 223v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, renewing a former warrant, dated 6 February 1663, of the Duke of Ormond, for the payment to Ellen Gascoigne, relict of Major Thomas Gascoigne, of a sum of forty pounds, in partial satisfaction of arrears of pay for military service, due to her late husband. With recital of the loss of the former warrant, without any payment thereupon.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the grant to Maynwaring Hammond, the Elder, and to Maynwaring Hammond, the Younger, and to the longer lived of them, of the office of Constable of Wicklow Castle, now void by the voluntary surrender of Sir William Usher

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 223v-224

Document type: Copy


Captain John Johnson to Sandwich

Written from: Little Gift, off Galway

Date: 18 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 304

Document type: Original

Reports an engagement - lasting until nightfall - off the West Coast of Ireland with a Dutch man-of-war, which eventually escaped being a better sailer than the 'Little Gift'.


Petition of Horatio Woodhouse to the King

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 178

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Recites particulars of the service in the Army of Ireland for his late Majesty of petitioner's deceased brother, Sir Michael Woodhouse, and also of arrears of pay due to the deceased for such service ...

Prays an order for inserton of a clause in the Bill now under consideration for the stating of his said brother's arrears, "the period of time being passed ... before Petitioner heard of a satisfaction intended".


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Dukes of Albemarle & Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Dukes of Albemarle, & of Ormond, to the King thereupon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy

Recommend his Majesty to order "a payment of said arrears, according to the allowance of the '49 men".


Earl of Falmouth [Charles Berkeley, formerly Viscount Fitzhardinge] to Ormond

Written from: From aboard the Charles

Date: 18 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 157-158

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond

Communicates news of the state of naval preparations in Holland, brought over by Colonel [Algernon] Sydney.

Mentions a suit of the writer's near connection, Colonel Bagot, of the particulars of which Mr Sydenham, one of the Duke's gentlemen in waiting, is apprised.


Muskerry [the writer signs "Muscry"] to the King

Date: 18 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 159-160

Document type: Holograph

With the support of H.R.H. the Duke of York, the writer petitions the King to cause the insertion of a clause, in the pending Lands Act of Ireland, securing to him certain arrears due to his late father-in-law, the Marquess of Clanricarde, deceased. It was, he adds, by advice of the Duke of Ormond, that he delayed the putting forward of his claim, "until the act was upon its perclose".


Muskerry to Ormond

Date: [18 April?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 161

Document type: Holograph

States the circumstances affecting the payment of Lady Muskerry's dowry by Lord Clanricarde, in support of his suit to the King for a proviso, on the writer's behalf, to be inserted in the Irish Lands-Act.


Duke of Richmond to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 19 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 143

Document type: Holograph

"This last unhappy action", that the writer "was engaged in, is abundantly punished, by his fear" of the misfortune of losing the King's favour; but now he is actually fallen thereunder ... In his affliction, he asks the Duke of Ormond's mediation with his Majesty ...


Ossory to the Bishop of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 19 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 27

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Renews a former license for the Bishop's absence from the Parliament of Ireland upon condition of the Bishop's proxy being sent to some person "of his own quality and rank".


License of Absence, by the Earl of Ossory, Deputy Lieutenant of Ireland, to Griffith (Williams), Lord Bishop of Ossory, for six months, in order to his Lordship's repair into England

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 19 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 6

Document type: Breviate; in Entry Book


Thomas Symes to Lane

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 19 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

Asks, with the recommendation in the writer's favour of the Duke of Albemarle, the place of Registrar for the County of Waterford.


[Further Particulars and Elucidation; or] "The business of a Corporation for Fishing at Ennisboffin [in MS.: "Enishbroffin"] &c. considered". Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 151

Document type: Original


Captain John Johnson to Robert Southwell

Written from: [Aboard the] Little Gift

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy; sent to Lord Deputy the Earl of Ossory, & certified by R. Southwell

Particulars of an encounter with a Dutch man-of-war "at the Blacketts".


Garrett Moore to Ormond

Written from: Loghreagh

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 148

Document type: Holograph

Communicates a further account of the writer's past military services in Ireland ...

Adds some particulars of naval incidents on the coast of Galway ...

Mentions, by P.S., "Lady Castlemaine's interest" in the town of Leitrim.


Ayscue to Ormond

Written from: H.M.S. Henry, at anchor near Harwich [in MS.: "Harridge"]

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original

Submits some further particulars concerning the writer's suit against the Bishop of Ossory ...


James, Duke of York, to Sandwich

Written from: On board the Royal Charles

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 305

Document type: Original (in Coventry's hand)

Notifies his intention of sailing on the 21st with the King's Fleet towards the Texel; appoints a rendezvous; encloses, or directs, sailing orders, for Commanders, in case of separation.


A List of Certain Household Servants, appointed by the Duke of Ormond, on the day in margin, of their Wages, and of the conditions of their service

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 177

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


Ormond to George Porter

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 56

Document type: Copy

Desires to know how a letter, intrusted to Mr Porter for delivery to the Duke of Buckingham, has been disposed of; not, as yet, having had any return thereto.


Sir Oliver St George to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Galway

Date: 21 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 195

Document type: Original

Reports particulars of a Dutch prize - a vessel of above 200 tons, from Amsterdam - which has been brought into this port by the Pearl Frigate, Captain Seymour ...

The writer has been sent hither by H.R.H. the Lord High Admiral to "look into the affairs relating to the Vice-Admiralty" here ...


Ormond to William Coventry

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 302

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the naval guard of the Irish Seas.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Cornet Francis Chambert, to be Cornet to the Lord Caulfield's troop of Horse, in the Army of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 178

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Order is to be given to the Mayor of Waterford to make due provision there for the quartering of soldiers of his Majesty's Army, in like manner as other soldiers are quartered, and provided for, in other parts of the Kingdom.


Encloses:

Petition of Captain Richard Power to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [March?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 179

Document type:

Plaint against the Mayor and inhabitants of the City of Waterford, concerning defective provision for the soldiers, under petitioner's command, now garrisoned therein.


Ormond to the Trustees of the Security for the Commissioned Officers of 1649

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 180a

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The lease of the Security is to be renewed for one year more, commencing from the determination of the former lease; but with a special clause, in each lease, severally, reserving the rights of the respective eventual assignees of the lands & houses so leased, in case of a distribution (under the pending 'Explanatory Bill') during the term so renewed, as aforesaid.


Brief of the Earl of Ossory, for a collection in the churches of the Province of Leinster, on behalf of Edward Wall, a sufferer by a late fire in the town of the Naas, in the county of Kiidare

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 224

Document type: Copy


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 144-145

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Deane to represent to his Grace the purport and grounds of a memorial from the Farmers of the Customs of Ireland; and also some other matters affecting the Revenue and Trade of that Kingdom.


Lane to the Solicitor General of Ireland

Written from: [London?]

Date: 21 March 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy

Sends, by an order of the Privy Council of England, certain papers of Mrs Mary Darcy, sister of the Earl of Tyrconnel, for the Solicitor's examination and report.


Petition of several merchants; Masters & Owners of Ships; and others, to the Earl of Ossory Lord Deputy of Ireland, and to the Council

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [21 April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 162

Document type: Original [with twenty-eight signatures]

Represent the dangers, from Dutch vessels of war, to which ships trading between Ireland and England are now exposed.

Pray that such ships may be ordered & enabled to go in Fleets with sufficient Convoy, for their due protection.


Sir Theophilus Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 154

Document type: Holograph

Reports some further details of the intelligence obtained by the writer concerning movements amongst the Irish Roman-Catholics; and, more particularly, as to the effect on trade and commerce of certain apprehensions, amongst merchants, of an attempted insurrection [in Ulster].


Sir John Percivale to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 156

Document type: Holograph

The patronage vouchsafed to a just, though hitherto unfortunate, suit between the writer & Sir James Shaen, must ever, with humility and thanks, be acknowledged by the former. Originally, he owed his grant to the Duke's favour. He hopes to continue under his Grace's protection.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the Militia of the County.


Ormond to Lord Coloony & others

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy

Has received their letter. Will not fail to put his Majesty in mind of their merits ... Their agent, Mr Reading, hath been very diligent in the discharge of the trust reposed in him.


Ormond to the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 182-184

Document type: Copy

Imparts to them particulars of the proceedings in Council at Whitehall upon certain Irish Bills ... Notices, in detail, the proposals of the Deputy & Council [see under "March 10"] for the erection of a Fishing Corporation, for the Isles of Innis-Boffin, & Clera ... Notices also, the need of a new and general Bill for improvement of roads & bridges, throughout Ireland.


Certificate by the Countess Dowager of Roscommon [as to the birth and education of Francis Ferrall of Morvyn]

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 180

Document type: Original


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 224-225

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars as to recent proceedings against coiners and circulators of false moneys. Mentions the need of increased provision for the naval guard of the Irish Coasts; and the writer's desire to be empowered to put a stop "to the daily and many executions, upon account of murders [committed] before the War".


The English Interest anatomized; and the fallacy of arguments drawn from Obligation and Necessity, for the present settlement of Ireland, sufficiently demonstrated: In a letter from an Irish Gentleman to his friend in England

Date: [22 April 1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 277-285

Document type: Apparently, original; with the writer's corrections for press


A second letter, on the same subject

Date: Undated

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 286-289


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 304

Document type: Original

Leave of absence to Captain Jephson [in MS.: "Jepson"] from military duty in Ireland, for three months.


Commission [by the Duke of Ormond] to Captain John Jephson [in MS.: "Jepson"] to be Captain of Sir Richard Kyrle's [in MS.: "Kirle"] Company of Foot, in the Standing Army, the said command being vacant by the voluntary resignation of Sir Richard Kyrle

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 186

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 227

Document type: Holograph

Recommends to the Duke the suit of one Mr Richard Huyshe, Merchant of Dublin.


Subjoins:

Memorandum relating to a recommendation of Mr Richard Huyshe (a nephew of the Lord Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer) to be Factor at Dublin for the Company of Merchants trading to the Canaries

Date: 24 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 226

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond [misbound]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 186

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs that a course may be speedily taken, on behalf of Sir James Dillon, for the effectual carrying out of his Majesty's instructions (concerning Sir James' pension) contained in his Majesty's letters of 18 August, 1662, and of 8 February 1665.

The pension aforesaid is to be placed on his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland, which is agreeable to the King's intention.


Ormond to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy

Has humbly moved his Majesty in their behalf, according to their request in the joint letter of February 22 ... His Majesty hath been graciously pleased to grant their humble desires, accordingly.


Ossory to Captain Foulke Rookby

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Certain papers which concern Captain Rookby have been received & are herewith communicated. He is to return what he can say thereunto, in writing.


Enclosure 1

A Deposition [containing a complaint against Captain Rookby above named]

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

An Examination [containing a like complaint]

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53

Document type: Copy


Sir John Stephens to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 172-173

Document type: Holograph

Represents, in a detailed account, the insecurity of parts of the Castle of Dublin, and especially that of certain towers, used as powder-magazines. Recommends the building of a citadel, such as should be able, in case of need, "to oppose all Ireland for six months".


Hinchinbroke to Sandwich

Written from: Paris

Date: 25 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 129

Document type:

Is happy to hear by the letter of the Earl (which he received through a relative of the Carterets, M. de Brevin) of the approaching marriage of the writer's sister to the eldest son of Sir George Carteret.

Has written to Mr Pepys for a ship to come for him to Calais, because it was by Dieppe that he came to France.

Mentions, in a PS., the visit of the Queen Mother to Pontoise, and her cordial reception by the King of France.

French.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 158

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs; relating in part to the claims and interests of Sir Thomas Bramhall, son-in-law of the writer and to those of Richard Walsh of Carrigmassie, his cousin.


Duke of Buckingham to Ormond

Written from: [From the Fleet]

Date: 26 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 160-161

Document type: Holograph

The Duke of Ormond's letter, of 10th inst, did not reach the present writer until after his return to the Fleet; otherwise he would have waited upon his Grace ...

As to the communication made by George Porter - if true, the speaking might have been forborne. Of the settlement made to the advantage of the writer's niece, Porter indeed knew, but he could not know whether, or not, it had been afterwards revoked ...

The writer has been so long in the habit of being ill-used, that now he may well begin to think that he deserves no better usage ...


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 164

Document type: Original [with fourteen signatures]

Report the Petition, lately presented at this Board by various merchants & others in Dublin praying for convoy to merchant-vessels trading between Ireland & England ...

Ask his Grace's instructions in regard thereto.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 172

Document type: Holograph

Financial details, upon certain items of the Revenue and Public Expenditure of Ireland.


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 206-208

Document type: Original [with fourteen signatures]

Report various details of Naval and Admiralty affairs, relating chiefly to incidents of the War with the Dutch; and also various matters of Revenue, Finance, and Commerce, concerning Ireland.


A Schedule of Naval Stores, received by Peter Lambley, of his Majesty's Ship 'Dartmouth', when appointed to the charge of the 'Bonaventura' Prize-Ship

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy; certified by Sir Robert Southwell


Ormond to Robert Vyner

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Payment to bearer of a sum of £160 is requested, for return of which bills of Exchange are drawn on Sir Thomas Harman (who hath the money ready in his hands) in Dublin, and are sent herewith.


Encloses:

Bill of Exchange drawn by the Duke of Ormond, upon Sir Thomas Harman for payment, at sight, to Sir Thomas Vyner, or his order, of £168, value received in London

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Lord Mayor of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy

It would be very convenient to have a handsome street laid out, from the street between Dublin Bridge and Young's Castle in Oxmantown, to the ground now set apart for the Duke to build upon, at Oxmantown Green. Mr Dodson has orders accordingly, & the Lord Mayor's assistance is desired on his behalf.


Ormond to Massareene

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

To like effect, and in similar terms, to those of the letter addressed, on the same day, to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, concerning a road betwixt that city & Oxmantown Green.


Ormond to Cornet Edmund Nangle

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 191

Document type: Breviate

A letter of discharge from the Cornetcy of Sir Arthur Forbes' Troop of Horse.


Commission [by the Duke of Ormond] to Patrick Long, to be Cornet of Sir Arthur Forbes' Troop, in the room of Edmund Nangle, removed.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 191

Document type: Breviate


A like Commission to Humphrey Okeover, to be Lieutenant of Captain Nicholas Bayly's Company of Foot, in the Army of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 191

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Peter Linet, a Merchant, is, according to his petition, to be permitted to trade in wholesale at Galway, without interruption.


Encloses:

Petition, to the Duke of Ormond, on behalf of Peter Linet, a Merchant of Galway

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 194

Prays for license to continue his traffic in the town & port of Galway.


Ormond to the Commissioners of his Estates, in the counties of Kerry & Cork

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy

John Blennerhassett may be continued as tenant of the lands in the county of Kerry now in his occupation (at the rent formerly paid) for the term of one year longer.


Encloses:

Petition of John Blennerhassett, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 194

Document type:

[To the effect recited above.]


Earl of Falmouth to Ormond

Written from: Aboard the Royal Charles [near the Texel]

Date: 27 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 178-179

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the proceedings and position of the Fleet. As to the writer's affair in Ireland, he submits it wholly to the Duke's discretion.


Colonel Fitzpatrick to Sir Nicholas Plunkett

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 166-167

Document type: Holograph [communicated to the Duke of Ormond]

Communicates various particulars in regard to the prosecution, in Ireland, of persons accused of murders committed in the first year of the Rebellion [1641-42].


Sir Oliver St George to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Galway

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 199

Document type: Original

Further particulars of Dutch prizes brought into Galway; and other details of Admiralty affairs ...

Notices of Dutch privateers on the Northern Coast of Ireland ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 399

Document type: Original

Margery Symms, widow of John Symms, to have a lease of some part of the securities set out for satisfaction of the arrears of the Commissioned Officers who served in Ireland before the 5th of June, 1649, such as shall give her a clear advantage of fifty pounds, above the rent reserved; which sum is not to be accounted as any part of the satisfaction to be made for the arrears of John Symms, aforesaid.


W. Coventry to Ormond

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 422

Document type: Holograph

Details of Admiralty affairs, relating to Ireland.


Memorial of the Mayor and Corporation of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the Duke of Ormond upon fiscal questions affecting the Coal Trade of the North of England

Written from: Newcastle upon Tyne

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 168

Document type: Original [with six signatures]


Subjoined thereto is:

A Declaration by the Farmers of his Majesty's Customs in relation to the disproportion existing in the Customs duties levied upon Coal exported from England & that upon Coal exported from Scotland, respectively

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Bishop of Meath to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 171

Document type: Holograph

Personal and domestic affairs, and interests. Particulars concerning certain of "his Majesty's Concessions" to the Church of Ireland.


Ormond to Ossory

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 187

Document type: Holograph-Minute

From several hands, information has come to the writer that many persons, in various parts of Ireland, have, from motives of malice and of private advantage, been charged with committing murder during the Rebellion [of 1641]; have been condemned, & executed ... So much terror, it is alleged, has been thus caused that great numbers of people "do forsake their habitations and labour, at the approach of the Assizes". This dread, it is also alleged, has been increased by some rash expressions which fell from Baron Povy, in a charge delivered either at Maryborough, or at Kilkenny ...

Directs inquiry into the truth of these allegations ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy

Instructions relating to matters of judicature; and to the naval and military defence of the Irish coasts ...

Notice of some information that has reached the writer of the going into Ireland of Thomas Talbot, a Friar, who is under sentence of banishment from all the King's dominions ...


Ormond to the Mayor of Bristol and to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of the City of Bristol

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 191

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the accounts of the Sheriffs of Bristol, pursuant to those contained in his Majesty's letter of [Date omitted in the Breviate].


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [January?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy

Directions relating to the Militia &c. of the County of Somerset


Ormond to Sir Thomas Harman

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Directions for payment to Sir Thomas Vyner on his order of a sum of £168, disbursed for belts for the Troop of Guards serving in Ireland.


Ormond to the Lord Chancellor Eustace

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Sir Alexander Fraser [in MS.: "Fraiser"] hath acquainted the writer with his apprehensions that Mr Murray of Broughton may meet with some hardships in the prosecution of his ... claim to the estate of the late Earl of Annandale [ James Murray, second Earl of Annandale (of that family, who died in 1658], now depending before the Lord Chancellor of Ireland ... Desires that Mr Murray may receive all possible favour in his just pretensions.


Ormond to the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 193-194

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... Has information that Baron Povey ... "declared upon the Bench at Maryborough, or [so in MS.] Kilkenny, that not only those that committed murder [during the Irish rebellion of 1641, seqq.] were guilty, but that all those that were of the same army or party were, as abettors, under the same guilt, which learning - how true soever it may be - was so unseasonably declared that I can hardly believe Baron Povey was so much mistaken, in the fitness of the time, or place, or expressing it" ...

The truth of suggestions [already noticed] concerning prosecutions arising out of malice to the accused parties, must be examined, & such directions, as shall thereupon be found needful, be given to the Judges on their Circuits, as that the minds of the People shall be quieted.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 174

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Gives some particulars of a bargain for an estate, concluded by Major Bolton, on the writer's behalf, with Sir Philip Harcourt. Mentions steps that need to be taken for renewal of the writer's grant of the Aulnage of Ireland.


Andrew Sall to Peter Walsh

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 263

Document type: Holograph

Father Walsh's letter came to the present writer by the hands of Mr Anthony Gearnon, who also gave to him a verbal account of what is desired of him "and of the Societies in Ireland".

In reply, he has only to assure his correspondent that none shall go beyond them, in point of loyalty to their gracious King.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 April 1665 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 230

Document type: Holograph

Is today enabled to thank the Duke for his obliging impatience for a piece of domestic news, and to report the birth of a son, of whom the women say, according to custom, that "he is very lusty and not ugly". It is Lord Ossory's hope that he may prove to be one in whom the Duke's name "will suffer no dishonour".

Adds a mention of some public affairs juridical & naval.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 April 1665 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 232

Document type: Holograph

Recommends to the Duke's favour the interests of Lord Aungier, as affected by the Act of Settlement.


Earl of Barrymore to Ensign Browne

Date: 30 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 198

Document type: Extract; certified by Southwell

The enemy are now so busy, that people are running to the hills. Yesterday, a barge was taken out of the mouth of Baltimore harbour ... and was presently set on fire ...


Alonso Salizanes to the King

Written from: Madrid

Date: 30 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 276

Document type: Apparently, holograph

The respect borne to His Majesty, by the whole order of St Francis, and especially by the Franciscans of Ireland, is known over the world. The bearer waits upon His Majesty, to solicit his gracious favour & protection in the execution of a trust committed to him [for the holding of a Chapter of the Order in Ireland].


Alonso Salizanes, Minister General of the Franciscans, to the Queen Consort

Written from: Convent of St Francis in Madrid

Date: 30 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 267

Document type: Holograph

This letter will be laid at the Queen's feet by Father Mark Browne, who is deputed by the writer to hold a Franciscan Chapter in the Province of Ireland. Entreats the Queen to obtain an intimation of "the King's good pleasure that no obstacle may be put" in Father Browne's way, to hinder the exercise of his function, or the execution of the charge committed to him. Assures Her Majesty that the duties so entrusted will be honestly fulfilled.


A Schedule of Bills transmitted [by the Lord Lieutenant, or Lord Deputy, and Council of Ireland] into England, and not returned into Ireland (4 February 1661 to 23 March 1665) [with marginal notes thereon]

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 144-145


Proviso on behalf of Gerald Barnewall, late of Robertstown proposed for insertion in the Bill explanatory of the 'Act of Settlement' of Ireland

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 307

[Drawn up in the form of a Warrant, by the King, for the insertion of the Proviso desired.]


Proviso on behalf of Lord Bermingham proposed for insertion in the Bill aforesaid

Date: [April?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 309


Proviso for annulling all nominations of persons as "innocents" and so restorable to their estates in Ireland; if such nominations shall have been obtained by corrupt means, and for imposing other penalties in such cases

Date: [April? 1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 310

[It seems to be doubtful whether this proviso relates to the Explanatory Act of 1665, or to the previous act of 1662. The hand resembles that of Daniel O'Neill.]


[An Estimate of] the total of the Lands sequestered, belonging to the Irish in Ireland [with some notes, thereon, in the Duke of Ormond's hand]

Date: [April?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 444v

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the Value of Forfeited Lands, in several parts of Ireland

Date: [April?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 444

Document type: Original


Petition of Colonel Richard Gerard, to the King

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Is informed [so in MS.] that there are some houses and lands in and near the City of Dublin - "which are concealed & wrongfully detained from his Majesty" - formerly belonging to one Peter Bath, & to William Bagot [in MS.: "Baggot"]. And Petitioner is able to make out his Majesty's title to the same ...

Prays his Majesty to grant all his right & title, therein, to petitioner & his heirs.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 188-189

Document type:

Recommends the Grant therein prayed for, "in consideration of Petitioner's eminent merits, & sufferings, in the service of the King's father".


Petition of Dame Martha Giffard to the King

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 213

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Recites petitioner's interest in certain arrears of military pay due to Sir John Giffard deceased; and a default in the Attorney employed therein to put in a due claim before the Commissioners in that behalf.

Prays for the insertion of a clause, on petitioner's behalf, in the [Explanatory] Bill now under consideration.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 213

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 214

Document type: Copy

Recommends the insertion by an order to his Majesty's Solicitor General, of the Clause, as prayed for.


Petition of John Jepson [Jephson] to the King

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Recites particulars of petitioner's title, as heir of Dame Elizabeth Jephson, to the sole right of licensing the sale of wines & liquors in the town and manor of Mallow [in MS.: "Moallo"], in the county of Cork, under a grant from King James ...

Recites, also, certain provisions in some late Acts of Parliament passed in Ireland, whereby such right of licensing as aforesaid, is vested in the King, "without any clause or saving of petitioner's interest", aforesaid ...

Prays that his Majesty will command the insertion of such a reservation in some future Bill; or else will grant to petitioner due compensation for his loss ...


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 241

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond, to the King, thereupon]

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 242

Document type: Copy

Recommends that his Majesty shall give orders to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, for the payment to the petitioner, upon his due relinquishment of his grant aforesaid, of the several sums of £300, in compensation of his right of licensing beer, ale, & strongwaters, and of £176, in compensation of his right of licensing wine ...

Recites his reference of the Grant of King James to the consideration of the Earls of Anglesey & Orrery, and states, at length, their certificate thereon bearing date 13 June, 1665.


Petition of the Marquess & Marchioness of Antrim to the King

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy

Recites (1) the settlement by Sir Henry O'Neill, deceased, father of Lady Antrim of his estate in her favour; (2) an alleged fraudulent claim [of a remainder vested in his late father, Arthur O'Neill] set up by Cormac O'Neill son of Sir Henry's brother, Arthur O'Neill, by colour of which (3) a grant was obtained from his Majesty of certain lands, to which his Majesty had no title, parcel of the estate of the Marchioness aforesaid ... With other recitals concerning a common recovery suffered by the Marchioness, under circumstances stated.

Pray for directions to his Majesty's law officers in Ireland for due protection of the rights of petitioners in the lands of the said Sir Henry O'Neill.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King]

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy

Recommends the issue of directions to his Majesty's Attorney & Solicitor General in Ireland, to examine the allegations of the Petitioners & to do what is desired, if found to be true.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Cork

Date: 1 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 192

Document type: Original

From Kerry, the writer receives intelligence of the bringing into Kinsale of a small Dutch man-of-war, captured by the 'Dartmouth' frigate, under command of Captain Roach, after a sharp contest ...

Adds other items of intelligence recently received at Cork, and also some details of local & personal affairs.

P.S.: Thanks Sir Paul Davys for a letter of April 24th and expresses regret to hear that Lady Davys dares not, at present, to "adventure oversea" ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 401

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

A Warrant to issue for the payment of £1,000 sterling, to Richard Jones, Esquire, in satisfaction of the debt due to him as reported by the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland.


Cornet Emanuel Moore to Mr Hull [a Kinsman]

Date: [circa 1 May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 198

Document type: Extract; certified by Southwell

Four Dutch vessels, "of great force", hover between Crookhaven & Castlehaven. They burnt a barque at Baltimore on the 29th April ...


Bond of the Duke of Ormond, in the sum of £824; conditioned upon the payment at Moor Park, in the county of Hertford, to James Buck, of £412, on or before the 1st of November next after date

Date: 1 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 267

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


George Porter to Ormond

Date: 1 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 183-184

Document type: Holograph

Expresses the writer's desire to promote a good correspondence between the Duke and a person (apparently related to His Grace) not herein named, who had recently visited the English Fleet.


Particulars concerning seditious and treasonable conspiracies in Ireland. Sent to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Date: [1 May?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 181

Document type: Endorsed as received on May 8th


Oliver St George to Sir Paul Davys

Written from: Galway

Date: 2 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 190

Document type: Original

Reports particulars of two Prize-Ships, now in the writer's custody, in the Port of Galway.


Sir Oliver St George to Ossory

Written from: Galway

Date: 2 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 201

Document type: Original

There are now in the Marshalsea of the Admiralty sixty-two [naval] prisoners, a Captain, a Lieutenant, & a Master of one of the Ships. The writer has no instructions to allow them anything [for maintenance]; not knowing his Majesty's or the Lord Deputy's pleasure thereupon. But, to prevent these prisoners from starving, he allows to private sailors six pence a day; to officers, twelve pence. The Lord Deputy's orders are solicited upon this, and upon some other matters of admiralty service.


Marquess of Castelrodrigo to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 3 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 174

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Immediately upon the receipt of the Duke of Ormond's letter of March 7th, the present writer gave the necessary orders for attaining his Grace's purpose, on behalf of its bearer.

The writer esteems himself happy to enjoy an opportunity of shewing his deep respect for the Duke, and his anxiety to obey his Grace's commands.

French.


Prince de Ligne to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 3 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Upon the same occasion as, and to like effect with, the letter, of this day's date, addressed to the Duke, by the Marquess of Castelrodrigo.

French.


Sir Theophilus Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 178

Document type: Holograph

Humbly acknowledges his Grace's letter of 22nd April. Will continue, to the best of the writer's power, the discharge of the duty entrusted to him.


Encloses:

Advices of the proceedings of the Irish Romanists

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 180

Document type: Original


Archbishop of Armagh to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 185

Document type: Holograph

Gives some particulars of the temporalities of the See of Killaloe. Adds some suggestions as to their augmentation.


Sir George Wentworth to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 183

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the writer's views as to the execution of his office of Collector of Tenths of Prize Goods for the King, in relation to certain rights and revenues belonging to the Duke of York, as Lord High Admiral.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning a renewal, for three months, of the License of Absence held by Roger [Boyle], Earl of Orrery, Lord President of Munster.


Encloses

[A Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [granting leave of absence, from his employments in Ireland, until 28 July next, to Roger, Earl of Orrery]

Written from: London

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy


Sir James Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: From aboard the Royal Charles, twelve leagues to North of the Texel

Date: 5 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 187

Document type: Holograph

Reports the progress and some of the incidents of the Expedition.


Petition of the Farmers of his Majesty's Customs and imported Excise [so in MS.] in the Kingdom of Ireland to the Lord Deputy and Council

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [5 May?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy


An Order in Council by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy, and the Council of Ireland; in relation to the Farm of his Majesty's Customs in that Kingdom; upon occasion of a Petition of the Farmers of that Revenue

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 185v

Document type: Copy [ten signatures]


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 203-204

Document type: Original [with eleven signatures]

Report various Admiralty and Naval affairs; relating chiefly to Prizes and Privateers, and to the defence of the Coasts of Ireland ...


Memorial of Sir Charles Lloyd, and others, on behalf of the Adventurers for Forfeited Lands in Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, and others, the Commissioners "appointed to consider of the papers and exceptions relating to the Bill (Explanatory of the Act of Settlement for Ireland) under consideration"

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 151v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Farmers of the Customs of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Sir John Skeffington is to be permitted to transport two stud-horses into Ireland, in part of the forty for which the writer holds his Majesty's warrant.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

Renews, in pursuance of further commands from his Majesty, former directions "for the raising of money by virtue of the Act of Parliament, for the Militia" ...


Encloses

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

Commands the due execution in the county of Somerset of certain provisions of an "Act of Parliament concerning the Militia".


Bonds of the Duke of Ormond for the payment, to Sir Thomas Nott, of the sum of £888, by four half yearly payments beginning 24 June, 1665; ending 24 Dec 1666

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 231

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Captain Gibbs for appointment as Quartermaster to Lord Caulfield's troop; a suit in which his Lordship joins.


Fanshawe to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 8 May ["stylo loci"] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 212

Document type: Holograph

Colonel Owen MacSwiney, of the Province of Connaught, bearer of this letter, served his Majesty under the orders of Lord Clanricarde, & ever since hath served in the wars of this Crown [of Spain] ... He now desires to resume the service of the Crown of England, upon occasion of the war with the Netherlands, and the writer deems it to be his duty, from his knowledge of MacSwiney's merits, humbly to recommend him to the Duke of Ormond's favourable encouragement therein.


Sir Jerome Alexander to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 210

Document type: Original

Upon occasion of the death of Sir James Donnellan, the writer entreats his Grace's permission to remind him of his gracious favour, in respect to the succession to the place of Chief-Justice of the Common-Pleas here in Ireland, formerly promised.


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, made upon occasion of a petition of Robert Clarke, forbidding the employment of any officers or soldiers of the garrison of Galway "in the disturbance of the civil interest of the said Robert Clarke" (in certain houses &c. in that town) "or any other of his Majesty's subjects"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 225v

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Holograph; endorsed, by the Duke, as received on the 14th of May

Acquaints the Duke with the death of the Lord Chief Justice, of the Common Pleas of Ireland [Donellan], an office of which (Lord Ossory is informed) Sir Richard Kennedy has the reversion. But for that circumstance, would have recommended Sir Edward Smith, who is favourably known both to the Duke and to the Chancellor.

Adds his opinion as to other legal appointments and incidents.


Sandwich to the King

Date: 8 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 268-269

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Reports the recent proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet; the numbers of ships taken from the Enemy; and the present position of affairs.


An Order in Council concerning certain matters of procedure, upon occasion of the Bill now under consideration, at the Board, for settlement of the affairs of his Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 214

Document type: Original; signed by Sir Edward Wilkes; with seal


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Such orders are to be given upon the case stated in the accompanying Account, as are usually given in cases of that nature.


Encloses:

An Account [of Arrears of Military pay, due to Captain Charles Wenman]

Date: [May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 197


Sir Paul Davys to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 191-192

Document type: Holograph

Has received Sir George Lane's letters of April 22nd together with those of the Lord Lieutenant addressed to the Lord Deputy and Council. Reports what has been done, in pursuance of the Instructions therein contained.

Asks for instructions upon certain matters formerly reported to the Duke of Ormond; and, in particular, as to a contemplated grant to Mr Mabbott.

Adds some observations as to the vacancies in Irish judgeships.


Mr Henry Jones to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 193

Document type: Holograph

Referring to a vacancy amongst the Barons of the Exchequer of Ireland, occasioned by the removal of Sir Richard Kennedy to the Chief Justiceship of the Common Pleas, asks Sir George to remind the Duke of Ormond of a promise, on the writer's behalf, given to Lord Dillon, in the year 1664.


A Warrant, by the King, for the purchase, on account of the Crown, of certain lands in the county of Dublin, in order to the enlargement of the Phoenix Park

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 216

Document type: Original; with record of enrolment

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 201-202

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

All officers of the County Militia, being of the rank of Captain, are, as vacancies occur, to be advanced to the rank of Major and Lieutenant Colonel, and the due Commissions to be issued accordingly, save in cases where the Deputy Lieutenants or the major part of them shall certify their opinion of special unfitness ...

... The two Regiments of the Eastern Division are to be completed to the full number agreed upon at the meeting held at Sommerton ...

The number of horse is to be reduced ...


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Bristol

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 202

Document type: Copy

... Before receipt of their letter of May 6th had sent to them a copy of his Majesty's letter of the 2nd inst, by which, as the Duke believes, "all their desires are answered". If it be otherwise, will procure from his Majesty such further directions as the matter may require.


[An Order] by the Vice-Admiralty Court of the Province of Connaught

Written from: Galway

Date: 11-12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 248

Document type: Copies (two documents)

[An Order] by the Vice-Admiralty Court of the Province of Connaught now sitting at Galway directing an examination of, and report on, certain wines now lying aboard the Dutch prize-ship Lersa-boma alias Cherrytree to be made by certain merchants named herein; with the Report of James Bulteel, & others, made in pursuance thereof.


[Warrant] by the Lord Lieutenant General of Ireland [to the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer, for payment of a sum of £800, to William Dodson, Esquire, on account of works at Phoenix Park]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 203

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]


Enclosure 1

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 203

Document type: Copy

Warrant for certain disbursements, on account of his Majesty's park near Dublin.


Enclosure 2

An Estimate of the Wall [of the Phoenix Park, near Dublin ... By William Dodson]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [April] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 204


Enclosure 3

Statement of sums remaining due on the account for the Park Wall, and other particulars. By William Dodson.

Date: 25 February 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 205


Enclosure 4

The like, of "particular debts due to several persons". By William Dodson.

Date: 20 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 205

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir Arthur Ingram

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Understanding that a Company is formed here in England for trading in Canary Wines, and that it includes Ireland, recommends, as Factor in that Kingdom, Mr Richard Huish, a merchant of good reputation, in Dublin.


Ormond to Sir Patrick Muledy

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 207

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment to Henry Gascoigne, bearer of this letter, of the sum of one thousand pounds, in which sum the writer acknowledges himself thereby indebted.


Commission to Lieutenant Wemys [in MS.: "Weemis"] to be Lieutenant of Colonel John Spencer's Company of Foot in the Army of Ireland; the lieutenancy being void by the death of Lieutenant Pierce

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 207

Document type: Breviate


The like Commission to Ensign Wemys [in MS.: "Weemes"] to be Ensign in the Company above-named

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 207

Document type: Breviate


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 226 & v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, pursuant to directions in his Majesty's letter, of the 18th August, 1664, and to a Report thereupon made by the Attorney General & Solicitor General of Ireland, dated 8th of May, instant, for the restoration of Roger Bamber, and Theresa his wife (daughter & heir of Mary Finglass), to such houses, lands, &c., in the town of Navan, as Mary Finglass, deceased, was possessed of, upon the 22nd day of October, 1641.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 405

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

A grant of certain unprofitable lands in the Province of Connaught ("in and about Indrigo, otherwise Tendrigo") which are overflowed by the sea-tides, to be made to John, Lord Berkeley [of Stratton], and others, in fee-farm, at the yearly rent of ten pounds sterling.


Ossory to Sir Richard Clifton (commanding the Duke of Albemarle's Company of Wexford)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Sir Richard's letter of 11th inst, together with certain informations & complaints against Captain Bartholomew Lane, now by Sir Richard's order under committal to his chamber. Thinks it fit to leave Lane to be proceeded against, by due course of law ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 197

Document type: Holograph

Has had advices from Mayor Bayley that the Duke has directed the delivery of the Isles of Arran to Major Allen, and also that it is the desire of the claimants in the suits recently pending in the Irish Courts, that the possession should not be altered. In certain late trials they have won verdicts, and if ultimately they establish their full claim, it is their purpose to ask the Duke's acceptance of the Isles as a gift.


De Mel to Ormond

Written from: Rouen

Date: 13 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 195-196

Document type: Holograph

Accredits to the Lord Lieutenant, certain worthy French Protestants who desire to settle in Ireland. They carry with them, says the writer, "their wives, families, handicrafts, and tools; and all their little possessions". But it has been thought expedient that the bearers of this letter should go first, as pioneers, to see the land, and prepare the way. On their return to France, not less than a hundred families - of a good sort - will be ready to emigrate.

French.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 403

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Colonel Daniel Treswell to be a Baronet of Ireland.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 207

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Hearing that Walter Butler, of Shanballyduff, is lately deceased, without heirs, desires that a Custodiam of such lands as the deceased held, in Custodiam, at the time of his death, may be granted to Major Edward Scott, at the like rent.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy

If, upon examination, the allegations in the enclosed petition be found true, it seems reasonable that order should be given for vacating the custodiam therein mentioned.


Encloses:

Petition of Edmund Fitzgerald, of Ballymolo, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 208


Orrery to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 16 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 268

Document type: Copy

Reports (1) progress of the 'Explanatory Act' concerning the Settlement of Ireland; (2) the application of the writer's Deputy Governor at Limerick for a supply of gunpowder, the store there being almost drained ...

Communicates some doggerel lines, concerning the French King's favour being engrossed by Colbert, Letellier, and De Lionne:
["Louis, le plus grand de nos Rois,
Ne fait du bien qu'à trois;
Et s'il faudroient combattre,
Il ne se trouverait que quatre."
]

French.


Lord Chancellor of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 218

Document type: Holograph

When in distress it is always to the Duke that the writer turns himself. He now prays for his Grace's aid in respect to a proviso for Castle Martin in the [Explanatory] Act.

... The writer's grant took its first rise in a gracious promise from his late Majesty, "by a letter, from Oxford"; so that the writer's case differs from others.


Nicholas Dowdall to Sir George Lane

Written from: Braclin

Date: 17 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 199

Document type: Original [with seal of arms]

Reports the commencement of the erection of a bridge at Lanesborough, on which bridge Lady Lane conferred the honour of laying its first stone. It therefore begins well; but certain overseers shew slackness in their part of the work. Thinks it desirable that Sir George should spur them on, by an admonitory letter.


A Computation of the Forfeited Lands in Ireland, and the disposition thereof, according to the [Explanatory] Bill, now under consideration. Received from the Lord Athenry and Sir Nicholas Plunkett.

Date: 18 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 449-450

Document type: Original


A Schedule of the several Grants and Provisos in the late Act of Settlement [for Ireland] and in the Draught of the present Bill [explanatory thereof], which relate to some [persons] not comprehended in Your Majesty's Declaration, and which do obstruct the performance of the ends thereof

Date: 18 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 152-159

Document type: Copy; from a paper in Sir G. Lane's hand

[Presented by Lord Athenry and Sir Nicholas Plunkett ... Read at Worcester House, 26 May.]


Lady Clanricarde to Ormond

Date: 18 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 201

Document type: Original; the postscript in Lady Clanricarde's hand

Commends to the Duke, the claims of the writer's daughters [Lady Bourke and Mrs Garrett Moore] to consideration in the settlement of Irish Lands. Adds, in a postscript, that the Marchioness has just seen an abstract of the 'Act of Settlement' in which she sees no mention of the names of Sir John Bourke, and Mr Garrett Moore. But she reads other names therein, of men who "would not so freely venture their lives and fortunes" with the Duke, as those gentlemen would.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

Is desired by Lady Ossory to return her grateful thanks for the kind mention of her in a recent letter from the Duke.

Notices some matters relating to the maritime defence of Ireland.


An Account of Lands in Ireland, sequestered during the Usurpation

Date: 19 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 442

Drawn up by Sir William Petty, and delivered to Sir George Lane.

[The aggregate of the lands so declared to be forfeited is, according to Petty's computation, 5,473,000 acres.]


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 220

Document type: Holograph

Upon occasion of his Grace's departure from Ireland, the writer (amongst other papers) delivered to him the copy of a letter from the late King to the late Earl of Strafford, bearing date the 2nd of April in 14th of his Majesty's reign [1638] by which it was ordered that what amount soever "for extraordinaries" (allowed by concordatum), the Earl might in any one year come short of, should be supplied by the excess of any other year ...

My Lord Deputy [Ossory] hath been very circumspect in keeping within compass of the like allowance, until the Lord Lieutenant's orders came for an issue of £500, on account of his Majesty's Fort of Duncannon, to Sir Nicholas Armorer ... [There will thus be occasion to act, now, upon the precedent above recited.] ...


Ormond to the Duke of York

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 448

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the loss of merchant ships, taken by the Dutch on the Coast of Ireland ... An account of the number & strength of the Dutch ships, upon the Coast, is sent to Mr Coventry, to be submitted to H.R.H.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 206

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Roger Linden, Customer of Carrickfergus, is recommended for a license of absence, for three months.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that such directions may be given upon the particulars expressed in the accompanying petition, as they may conceive necessary for his Majesty's service.


Encloses:

Petition of Colonel George Stowell [concerning his Militia Regiment in Somerset] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Trustees of the Officers of 1649

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

Directions for the relief of the urgent necessities of Margery Simms, relict of Major John Simms.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 April 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

Margerey Simms is to have such a lease of some of the lands of the 1649 Security as shall give her a clear yearly profit of fifty pounds, which sum shall not be accounted any part of the arrears due to her late husband.


Ormond to the Trustees of the Officers of 1649

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 212

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Thinks it reasonable that Sir Robert Talbot's estate in the county of Wicklow shall be set, for the ensuing year, at the highest rate, as well for the advantage of the Officers if they shall keep the same, as for Sir Robert Talbot's advantage, if he shall be thereto restored ... Captain Thomas Newcomen, & some other person, should therefore be empowered to set that estate accordingly.


Ormond to the Farmers of the Customs

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 212

Document type: Breviate

John Price is to have license to transport one stud-horse, and one gelding, into Ireland.


Ormond to Sir Edward Smith

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 214

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Upon the writer's recommendation, the King has been graciously pleased to appoint Sir Edward Smith, to the Chief Justiceship of his Court of Common Pleas, in Ireland, now vacant by the death of my Lord Chief Justice Donnellan [in MS.: "Donelan"].


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 246

Document type: Holograph

The dangerous illness of the Lord Chancellor of Ireland will necessitate some arrangements for carrying on the business of the Chancery. The writer has instructed Sir Paul Davys to make inquiries as to precedents.


Petition of the Committee of Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, sitting at Grocers' Hall in London, on behalf of themselves and the rest of the Adventurers, to the King

Date: 22 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 149-151

Document type: Copy; from a paper in the hand of Sir George Lane


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the grant to Colonel Daniel Treswell, of the dignity of a Baronet of Ireland, pursuant to the directions contained in his Majesty's letter of the 13th May, instant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 225

Document type: Copy


Ossory to the Sheriffs of the county of Leitrim

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Understands that, in those woods of Leitrim which belong either (1) to the King, or (2) to the Commissioned Officers of his Majesty's Army serving before '49, there are several eyries of great hawks ...

Desires that an effectual course may be taken for the preservation of the same; and of the existing rights thereto.


Commission [by the Duke of Ormond] to Christopher Congreve to be Captain of the Company of Foot in the Standing Army of Ireland, lately commanded by Captain William Rosse

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 215

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Captain William Rosse

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 215

Document type: Breviate

A letter of discharge from a Captaincy of Foot, in the Army of Ireland.


Ormond to Sir John Stephens

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy

There being at present an extraordinary occasion for the disbursement of a considerable sum of money for his Majesty's service, Sir John Stephens is desired to permit the Earl of Anglesey to take eight thousand pounds of the money now in [Dublin] Castle, into the Treasury, to be by his Lordship disbursed as he shall think fit.


Mr Serjeant Robert Griffith to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 224

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning the present vacancy in the Chief Justiceship of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland.


Sir William Coventry to the Earl of Falmouth [the Earl fell (ten days after the date of this letter to him) in the famous battle off Harwich]

Written from: [H.M. Fleet]

Date: 24 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 228-230

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Particulars of the state, positions, and late proceedings, of the great Fleet under the Duke of York. Intelligence, rumours, and queries [the "queries" are written by way of Postscript], concerning the strength, proceedings, and plans of the Dutch fleet ...

"The Duchess [of York] goes this day for London, & probably this [letter] may go in her company."


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 407

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Henry, Earl of Clanbrasil, to have a sum of two thousand pounds out of the arrears of the Revenue certain and casual in Ireland, due at or before the 25th of March last.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Sir Henry de Vic is recommended to the Lord Deputy's special care ... He is to have the first Ensigncy that shall fall vacant in the Army of Ireland.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 216

Document type: Breviate

A license of absence is to be granted to Mr Shadwell.


Commission [by the Duke of Ormond] to Valentine Gibbs, to be Quartermaster in Lord Caulfield's Troop of Horse, in the Standing Army of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 217

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


Ormond to the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [25 May?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 220

Document type: Breviate

Lady Treswell is to be permitted to transport into Ireland two horses.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to George Stoughton to be Ensign in Sir Hugh Middleton's Company of Foot in the Regiment of Guards, the Ensigncy being void by the removal of Henry Herbert [in MS.: "Harbert"]

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 257

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 203

Document type: Original [with seal of arms]

Certain lands, mentioned in His Grace's recent letter to the Lord Deputy, had been already seized and set to the Duke's use, as Lands forfeited, and are therefore not available for the Grant, as a Custodium, referred to in that letter.

The total of the Custodium lands to be assigned to the Duke of York, under his last grant, is 110,752 acres, less about 3,000 acres struck off the list, as belonging to the Duke of Ormond.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 238-239

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Deputy has received from the Earl of Orrery an account of some matters, relating to the Garrisons of Munster, on which he, the Deputy, desires to know the Duke's pleasure. For himself, he cannot but think that people may be effectually upon their guard, "without making such ostentation of distrust".

Colonel Geoffreys desires that he may be in His Grace's remembrance, "now that by [reason of] my Lord of Coloony's change of religion, he is like to quit [the command of] his troop".


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 240

Document type: Holograph

Submits to the Duke's judgment, a Letter addressed by the Lord Deputy to the Earl of Orrery, in relation to the Earl's proceedings in Munster.


Ossory to Lane

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [25 May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 242

Document type: Holograph

Should the Duke of Ormond approve of the addition of the Earl of Roscommon to the Privy Council of Ireland, the Deputy would be glad to have the official letters to that end transmitted to himself.


A Report of affairs and proceedings, concerning the business of the Vice-Admiralty of Connaught

Date: 26 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 246-247

Document type: Original

Addressed by Sir Oliver St George to Sir Paul Davys, for the information of the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland. Read at the Council Board at Dublin, June 2, 1665.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 409

Document type: Original

During the pending preparation of an 'Act of Oblivion', now under consideration in the Council of England, a Non vult prosequi to be entered by the Attorney General of Ireland upon such indictments of murder, in Ireland, as relate to alleged crimes of prior date to the King's Restoration.


Ormond to Colonel Treswell

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Mr Owen Flanagan, a Protestant (recommended by Lady Wentworth) is to be admitted into the Guard of Battleaxes, at the next vacancy.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 217

Document type:

The Harp Frigate is to attend upon Sir Maurice Berkeley, to carry him over into Ireland, if desired by him.


A List of such Papers [upon Public Affairs] as were sent into Ireland on the 27th of May 1665

Date: 27 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 183

Document type: Original


Delegation, by the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, of his Grace's right of presentation of Ministers of the Church of Ireland to certain parish-churches of that Kingdom, now vacant

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 217

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


Ormond to the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 218-220

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directions concerning the disposal of shops brought into Irish ports, and duly adjudged to be lawful prize of war.


An Order of Reference, by the Earl of Ossory, to the King's Learned Counsel in Ireland, of his Majesty's letter of 4th November (1664) on behalf of Matthew Dowdall, of Cloran, in the county of Westmeath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 227

Document type: Copy


Brief of the Earl of Ossory, for a collection in the churches of the Provinces of Leinster and Ulster, on behalf of William Peirce, a sufferer by a fire at Michamstown, in the county of Meath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 227r-v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's "presentation" of Thomas Crofton to the Deanery of Elphin, &c.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 17v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

With omission of the clause in the previous Warrant reciting the "voluntary surrender of Daniel Neylan, D.D."


John Walshe to Ormond

Date: Undated [May?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 226-227

Document type: Original & holograph

A Report of various incidents concerning the management & the tenures of his Grace's Estates in the county of Tipperary & elsewhere ...


Petition of Henry [Hamilton], Earl of Clanbrasil to the King

Date: [May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 238

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Recites particulars of a rent charge due out of certain lands in the county of Down which rent-charge was forfeited to his Majesty by the attainder of Christopher White; and of the grant of said forfeiture by the King to petitioner & his heirs.

Recites also a clause in the late [Explanatory] 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland, by which is reserved to the King a power of revocation of grants made since 30 November 1660 ...

Prays for the Warrant of his Majesty to his Attorney-General of that Kingdom, to release upon record the said power of revocation, so far as respects the rent-charge aforesaid.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 239

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King thereupon]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [May] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 239

Document type: Copy

Recommends a grant in accordance with the prayer of the Petition.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [May?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 243

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Captain John Jephson is to have license of absence for three months from 24 April last.


Ormond to his Commissioners for managing his estates in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 220

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directions on behalf of certain Protestant strangers who are to settle at Carrick.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, in blank, for the vacant ensigncy in Lord Folliott's Company of Foot in the Army of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [1 June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 221

Document type: Breviates (two documents)

With a letter of discharge to the late Ensign of the same.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 221

Document type: Copy

Order is to be given for the due passing to Mr Thomas Elliott, one of the Grooms of his Majesty's Bedchamber, of the Grant directed by the accompanying Warrant.


Encloses:

Warrant, by the King, for the appointment of Mr Thomas Elliott to be Register to the Commissioners for Valuations in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 221

Document type: Breviate


Pass, by the Duke of Ormond for Elie Charpentier, Claude Gourdin, and Michel Du Mez, for their repair into Ireland, there to settle themselves & their respective families

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy

No proceedings are to be taken, in the Court of Exchequer of Ireland, against Colonel John Booker, until the writer's arrival in that Kingdom.


Encloses:

Petition of Colonel John Booker to the King

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 222


Earl of St Albans [Jermyn signs (as Bacon was accustomed to sign) "St Alban"] to Ormond

Written from: Calais

Date: 1 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 205

Document type: Holograph

Assures the Duke of the lasting gratitude of the writer and of his nephew [Thomas Jermyn, second Baron Jermyn, and Governor of Jersey], for favours recently conferred upon them by his Grace.


Sandwich to the King

Date: [1 June?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 270-271

Document type: Holograph-Minute [dated only as to the year]

Has received his Majesty's gracious letter of May 20; is the more grateful for the King's goodness to him, as he is sensible of those failings and weaknesses which overbalance the writer's services.

Mentions advices received as to the position of the Dutch fleet, and the hopes entertained of a glorious success for his Majesty's forces. [The great battle and victory off Harwich was fought on June 3rd. In this memorable engagement, four Peers of the Realm were killed.]


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 232

Document type: Original [with ten signatures]

Transmit herewith two Acts: concerning (1) a Grant of powers to the City of Dublin for the raising of a certain sum of money, for purposes stated; (2) the building of a bridge over the river Blackwater at Cappoquin, County Waterford. Solicit, if the same may stand with his Majesty's good pleasure, the speedy return of those Bills.


Draught of a Proviso, on behalf of the persons who discovered, in May, 1663, the plot for surprising Dublin Castle

Date: 2 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 487

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

"Received from Colonel E[dward] V[ernon], 2 June, 1665", and proposed for insertion in the Bill explanatory of the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland.


An Order of Reference, by the Earl of Ossory, to the Attorney General of Ireland, and others, of his Majesty's letter of May 13th, on behalf of John, Lord Berkeley (of Stratton), Sir George Carteret, and Sir Maurice Berkeley

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 228v

Document type: Copy


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Upon occasion of rumours as to the approaching issue of a Supersedeas for the present Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and of other rumours that the choice of his successor is thought to be "between Sir Richard Rainsford, & the Archbishop of Dublin", the writer cannot despair but that, under the Lord Lieutenant's "guidance and direction, he may prove as serviceable to the success of the King's business as another person." He therefore humbly solicits his Grace's favour therein ...


Carrol Bolton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 47

Document type: Holograph

Communicates his opinion concerning a suggested purchase of the house & lands at Sigginstown, belonging to the Earl of Strafford. Thinks that the matter might best be negotiated through Lord Arlington ...

Submits to the Duke "the paper on Private Grants".


Ormond to Strafford

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 3 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 252

Document type: Copy

Has conferred with Captain Carpenter, Sir Francis Dorrington, and Sir Edward Luke, upon the petition herewith transmitted. Thinks that it cannot be hard for the Earl to agree upon such arbitrators & upon such an umpire, as may either terminate the controversy, or shew that the fault is not upon his Lordship's side.


Encloses:

A Petition, presented to the King in Council, containing a Plaint against the Earl of Strafford

Date: [May?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 252


Garrett Moore to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs, and interests in relation to the Land-Settlement ... If the writer has not adhered to his Majesty's government, whilst he "could find it, in England, or in Ireland", he is content to go without estate at all ...

Encloses a letter from Lady Mary Bourke [De Burgh?].


Fanshawe to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 5 June 1665 (stylo loci)

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 238

Document type: Holograph

His Grace's favour is solicited for the realizing in the writer's behalf of a gracious promise made by the King, though it be "of somewhat an ancient date, since, in this case likewise, 'nullum tempus occurrit Regi' " ...

On perusal of what is enclosed [see the following under "June 6"] ... the Duke is prayed to cause an execution of it to be made "in the Council Chamber at Dublin".


Bishop of Cork to Ormond

Written from: Cork

Date: 5 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 167

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Reports the writer's progress in a suit for the recovery to the See of Cloyne of its former lands, which "were sacrilegiously swallowed up by Sir John Fitz-Edmund Gerald, of Ballimalor, and a great part of them still kept away from the Church, by his heirs" ...

Entreats his Grace to own the cause of the Church, and to protect it against the Endeavours of Mr Edmund Fitzgerald, who is now hovering about the Court.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 5 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy

The Duke has retired hither for a few days (bringing with him Lord Ossory's letter of May 25) on account of the villainy of a fellow who came into his house from one that was infected [with the Plague]. He thinks himself & his people to be now sound enough to return ... The Duchess goes upon a visit to Lady Chesterfield, who is taking the waters at Wellingborough ...

Desires to be furnished with certain papers, relating (1) to Lord Orrery and the affairs of Munster; (2) to the execution of the Act of Settlement, which should have accompanied the letter of 25th ult ... in order to instructions thereupon.

Here is now an opportunity of drawing over many families of French & Walloons into Ireland ... The hardness they have lived under will fit them for our country ... "those, especially, that lived on the frontiers, where no man could say his miserable bread would be his own an hour after it was baked" ...

Adds some notice of the late Engagement of the Fleets ... The success is yet uncertain ...


Ossory to Sir Arthur Denny [Commander of the Garrison at Tralee]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53v-54

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has seen Sir Arthur's letter, addressed to Thomas Page, esquire, the Lord Deputy's Secretary, concerning certain words spoken by Lieutenant Humphrey Barrow against the King and his Majesty's government ... The said Barrow is to be kept in safe custody, and to be required to make due answer to the charge ...


Enclosure 1

Petition of Andrew Skiddy to Sir Arthur Denny

Date: May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53v-54

Document type: Original

Plaint against Humphrey Barrow, concerning traitorous words by him spoken.


Enclosure 2

An Examination, concerning the charge above-named

Date: May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53v-54

Document type: Original


Enclosure 3

Further Examinations in the same cause

Date: May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 53v-54

Document type: Originals


Fanshawe to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 6 June [1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 239

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed

The paper which, in the writer's letter of the preceding day, he spoke of as enclosed, he cannot now find ... The promise to which it relates was made by his Majesty, "in the close-walk at Hampton Court", and in the Lord Lieutenant's presence.


Fanshawe to Lane

Written from: Madrid

Date: 6 June [1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 242

Document type: Holograph

If the writer's correspondent does not reciprocate the writer's good wishes, he will have lost his old wont, & will do well to hide ill wishes [in MS.: "the contrary"], while he is in Dublin, from the archbishop, from Lord Dongan [bearer of this letter], and from Sir Paul Davys - who "will", all, "be little better than spies upon him, in this particular" ...


[Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant General ... of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

[Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant General ... of Ireland [to Vice-Treasurer the Earl of Anglesey, for the payment to Henry (Hamilton), Earl of Clanbrasil of a sum of two thousand pounds, sterling, out of certain arrears of his Majesty's Revenue, certain and casual, in Ireland, which were due at ... [Lady Day] last past, before the date of his Majesty's letter herewith transmitted.]


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Date: 25 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 223

Directs the payment, to the Earl of Clanbrasil, as above recited, of a sum of £2,000, sterling.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for transport by [John King] ... Lord Kingston, "of some store of arms, for the use of himself, & his troop" ... into Ireland, "without let or interruption"

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 323

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 324

Document type: Copy

Captain Richard Power informs the Duke that the Mayor of Waterford (to whom, at his Grace's desire, the Lord Deputy referred a certain Petition concerning quarters of the soldiers of that City) has as yet done nothing in the matter on which Captain Power formerly made his addresses to his Grace.

The questions depending between said Mayor & Captain Power is now to be referred to the Lord Bishop of Waterford, that he may compose the difference, if he can, or otherwise may certify his opinion thereupon to the Lord Deputy that due order may be taken in the matter.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [8 June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 324-325

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Notifies his Majesty's commands concerning the disposal of certain monies formerly directed to be levied in that county.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 May 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 324-325

Document type: Copy

Such monies as remain in the hands of the Sheriff of Somerset, or any other, on account of the £70,000 to be raised yearly for the space of three years from the 25 June 1662 is to be conveyed to London, & delivered into the hands of the Lieutenant of the Tower there.


Instructions by the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, to Sir George Wentworth, Vice-Admiral of the Province of Leinster, in relation to Naval Prizes, and other details of Admiralty affairs during the War with the Netherlands

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 249

Document type: Copy


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 244-245

Document type: Original [with ten signatures]

A further Report of the proceedings of the Irish Government concerning naval prizes and prisoners.


Southwell to Davys

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 255

Document type: Original

Reports, for the information of the Lord Deputy and Council, various particulars of Admiralty affairs and also of Naval intelligence, received at the Port of Kinsale ...


Subjoins:

Naval Advices, brought to Kinsale, by Alexander Mercer and others

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 253

Document type: Copy; certified by the Deputy Vice-Admiral, Robert Southwell [misbound]


Ormond to Lady Thurles

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 146

Document type: Copy; from a MS. in the possession of Lord Iveagh

It has pleased God, in the late fight betwixt us and and the Dutch to give the King a great victory, and her Ladyship and all that are come from her a great loss, in the death of the writer's nephew Muskery, who was killed close by the Duke of York, with a great shot, which also took away the Earl of Falmouth and Mr Richard Boyle ...

"I was desired", adds the Duke, "to give my sister Clancarty notice of this misfortune ... but I conceive it will be needful that your Ladyship should send for her ... to give some stop to her grief, which the solitude she is in may too much nourish" ...


Ormond to Lady Clancarty

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 146

Document type: Copy; from a MS. in the possession of Lord Iveagh

"It is not the length or the words of a preamble that can abate the bitterness of the matter. I shall therefore, without the affliction of circumstances, tell you it falls to my share to inform you that your son Muskery was killed in the late conflict ... That your son is generally lamented & well spoken may aggravate your sense of such a loss ... It must be the work of some time, but principally of pious reflection upon the submission due from us to the good pleasure of God, to give consolation proportionable to such an affliction" ...


James, Duke of Ormond, to the Countess of Clancarty

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 386

Document type: Copy

Has the affliction of apprising his sister that her son, Lord Muskery, was killed in the late conflict between the King's Fleet, and that of the Dutch. His death is generally lamented. The writer prays that the comfort may be sent which she will so need.


James, Duke of Ormond, to his Mother, the Lady Thurles

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 386v

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter above-mentioned.

Thinks it well that Lady Thurles should send for Lady Clancarty, that the shock of grief may have some check.


Sir George Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 251

Document type: Holograph

Understanding from my Lord Conway that the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to add, to many former favours conferred on the writer, that of recommending him to his Majesty for the grant of a Baronetcy he returns his grateful thanks ...

Since his Grace's absence there have been many suspicions, & ill-humours, to disturb the peace of Ireland; but the Scots' principles are so point-blank against those of the Irish, that it may be hoped the one will poise the other ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy [Most of the letters written at this time by the Duke to Lord Ossory are copied by Sir George Lane. A very few of the copies are in Mr Page's hand.]

... Our particular loss in the late fight, by the death of my Lord of Muskery, is very great, as was the victory of the King ... In Lord Orrery's letter there appears "the continuance of an affected apprehension of some approaching danger from the Irish, grounded upon such trivial intelligence as will never be wanting whilst the animosities betwixt the two nations shall last" - and that, the writer fears, will be longer than Lord Orrery or he will live ... Instructions, nevertheless, must be given for constant & increased diligence on the part of all the Garrisons ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 10 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, in Ireland, is to receive direction that no process shall issue thereout against the Countess of Kildare, for certain arrears of Custodiam rents, due to his Majesty, until Michaelmas Term next; a petition from her Ladyship concerning a remittal of the same being now under consideration.


Ormond to the Trustees of the Commissioned Officers of the Army in Ireland, serving before 5 June, 1649

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 225-226

Document type: Copy

... Five hundred pounds is, the Duke thinks, as little as the Trustees can give to Mr Keating their agent here ... They may add what they please to the £500, in consideration of his expenses here, his attendance having been only upon their service.


Ormond to the Trustees of the Commissioned Officers of the Army in Ireland, serving before 5 June, 1649

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 225-226

Document type: Copy

Recommends Lord Conway for the tenancy of the lands of Rathnabraloge ... & other lands ... "within the mile line of Sligo [in MS.: "Sleigo"]" ...


An Account of the distribution of the Fleet to several places, June, 1665

Date: 12 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 305


Sandwich to the King

Date: 12 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 273

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Thanks his Majesty for the gracious letter of June 9th.

Hopes that His Majesty's undertakings will continue to be attended by such glorious successes as those which the writer has lived to see. Is sure that his own service will be faithful, but begs the King's pardon for its faults.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 227

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, in Ireland, is to receive direction to forbear the issue of process thereout, for certain arrears of quit-rent, due upon lands for which the passing of Letters Patent is ordered by his Majesty, on behalf of [Theobald Taaffe] Earl of Carlingford, and of [Thomas Dillon] Viscount Dillon ...


Ormond to the Trustees of the Commissioned Officers serving in Ireland, before 5 June, 1649

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 227-228

Document type: Copy

Directions on behalf of Mr Robert Reading, whose possession of the Isles of Arran is disturbed by the disorderly acts of Captain Bayly; and also for measures of protection of the interests of the Trustees in certain rents arising out of those isles ...


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to William Boone to be Ensign in Sir Nicholas Armorer's Company of Foot in the Army of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 13 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 228

Document type: Breviate


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Ensign Courtney to be Ensign of Colonel Coote's Company of Foot, in the Army of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 13 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 228

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]


Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 257

Document type: Original [with twelve signatures]

Communicate naval intelligence forwarded to the Council by Robert Southwell partly concerning endeavours, made by the Dutch prisoners confined in Cork Castle to effect an escape; and measures of precaution taken thereupon.


Petition of John Hall, one of the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber in Ordinary to the King

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 249-250

Document type: Copy

Recites that by the absence from England of Sir Maurice Berkeley, & by the election of Sir Hugh Smith to be Knight of the Shire, in Parliament, for Somerset, the duty of settling the Militia service of that county devolved upon petitioner ...

Prays for an Order that a sum of two hundred pounds out of the Contributions of Somersetshire be paid to Petitioner, in consideration of expenses still due to him in respect of the service aforesaid.


Subjoined thereto 1

Certificate, by John Lord Powlett, and others, of the services rendered by John Hall, esquire, concerning the Militia of Somerset

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 250

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

An Order of Reference by the King to the Duke of Ormond, of the Petition & Certificate above-recited

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 251

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 3

Report to the King by the Duke of Ormond

Date: [June?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 251

Document type: Copy

Recommends that an order be made, in conformity with the prayer of the Petition.


Major Nicholas Bayly to Lane

Date: 14 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 129

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of his interest and wishes in relation "to a tenancy of the Isle of Arran", and, in connection therewith, of a case pending between the writer and a Mr Allen.


Commission by James, Duke of Ormond, and George, Duke of Albemarle (as Principal Trustees for the Securities appointed for satisfying the Arrears of Officers who served the King in Ireland before 5 June, 1649) to Randal Clayton to be 'Register', or Chief Clerk to the Trustees aforesaid

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 198-199

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]


Sir Matthew Appleyard to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 259

Document type: Original

A Report of Garrison service and needs.


Patrick Boyton to Ormond

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 652

Document type: Holograph

Sets forth the obedience paid by the writer and his late father to the Cessation of Arms, made by the Duke in 1643, and to the subsequent treaties of Peace of 1646, & 1648; the writer's claims under the 'Act of Settlement'; and also that "Edward Butler, esquire, Treasurer to his Grace" (and brother-in-law to the writer) "hath 1,300 acres of my estate in his hands by a 'Custodium' under the Exchequer Seal" ...

Is willing, for a reasonable sum, to convey to his Grace the said lands, which, he adds, "were not in soldiers' or adventurers' hands" ...


Ossory to Lady Clancarty

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

A letter of condolence on the death of Lord Muskery.


Thomas, Earl of Ossory, to Lord Clancarty

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 387

Document type:

Assures her of his cordial sympathy, in her affliction at the death of Lord Muskerry.


Ormond to the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 230

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

The Lord Mountgarret is to transport a stone horse into Ireland.


Ormond to his Servant, James Buck, esquire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy

Sir Edward Brett is to have a fat buck of the season, out of Moor Park.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 244

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of June 10th, relating to Lord Orrery; whose desires as to Limerick will be complied with accordingly.

Mr Page will report the reception in Dublin of the news [of the late victory over the Dutch], so sadly alloyed by the death [along with three English Earls] of Lord Muskerry. The brothers of Lady Ossory were not in the Dutch fleet.


Report of the Barons of the Exchequer, in the case of the Lord Bishop of Cork [Edward Synge], and Mr Fitzgerald

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 286-287

Document type: Certified Copy; as transmitted to the Duke of Ormond


Minute, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland; upon the 'Report' calendared immediately above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 287

Document type: Certified Copy


John Walshe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 266

Document type:

The queries as to tenures &c. in Ormond, contained in his Grace's letter to the Lord Deputy, and shewn, by Mr Secretary Page, to the present writer, may be answered by submitting the following statement for the Duke's consideration:

In Ormond, the [London] "Adventurers" have no lots.

Both baronies, together, contain 80,448 acres. Should the Duke continue to waive his interest in all lands allotted to the soldiery and rest satisfied with the saving [clause] in the last intended Bill, his Grace, without doubt, will carry scarcely a fifth part; even including all his demesne lands & all that he will get from forfeitures his part, on both interests, amounting to but 17,045 acres.

The remainder lies between soldiers; the Earls of Cork & Arran, as assignees of Henry Cromwell; the Lord Dongan; Mr White; and a small portion which Mr Hume has, for a term of 31 years to come. These are all the interests there; except that the Bishop of Killala hath, by patent, a considerable town-land ...


Ormond to Anthony Cary, at Ostend

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 231

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

According to Mr Cary's desire, his Majesty's pass is renewed, & sent by the bearer of this letter. It is the writer's desire that it may be made use of, before his going hence into Ireland.


Petition of Sir Martin Noel to the Duke of Ormond, Lord of the Regalities & Liberties of the county of Tipperary

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recites particulars of the petitioner's title to the lands of Ballinikie, and other lands in the barony of Ikerrin, & County aforesaid; of proceedings whereby, as he alleges, he is unjustly dispossessed thereof, although "he hath as good a right, by the 'Act of Settlement', as any other Adventurer [for Lands] whatever", and, further of certain proceedings, upon Petition, in his Grace's palatine Court, arising thereout ...

Prays that his Grace will issue an order ... declaring therein his "free pleasure that the Court [aforesaid] may proceed to do, as in justice appertaineth."


Subjoined thereto:

An Order upon this Petition according to its Prayer

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, directing forbearance in the Court of Exchequer of Ireland, until Michaelmas term, 1665, of the issue of any process for recovery of certain Quit-rents which have been demanded from the Earl of Carlingford, and from Viscount Dillon, respectively, for certain lands restored to them, severally, under Provisions of the Act of Settlement

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 228v

Document type: Copy


Southwell to Davys

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 20 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 294

Document type: Original

A Report of Vice-Admiralty affairs.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 238

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Order [ad interim] is to be given for reprieve of the Convict whose petition is sent herewith, to be referred in usual form to the consideration of the Judge before whom he was tried, that his Lordship may certify whether the man be a fit object of his Majesty's mercy.


Encloses:

The Petition of Nicholas Dowdall to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 238

Recites circumstances of petitioner's conviction & sentence. Prays for mercy.


Advices, concerning the proceedings and negotiations of the Roman Catholics of Ireland. Sent to the Lord Deputy, Earl of Ossory.

Date: 21 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 153

Document type: Original


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 417-418

Document type: Original

Further directions for Letters-Patent, on behalf of Arthur, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, for the creation of certain lands in the County of Roscommon, into the Manor or Lordship of Roscommon; and for other purposes herein specified.


Ormond to the Commissioners of his Estates in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Approves very well of their agreement with Sir Robert Parkhurst's agent to pay £1000 in consideration of the £1600 mortgage, due to Sir Robert, upon the lands of Ardristin & Kellystown.

Desires to know what monies they assign for the payment.


Ormond to the Commissioners of his Estates in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy

Notifies the several bonds given to Sir Thomas Nott, and directs due provision to be made for their payment, respectively.


Ormond to his Secretary, Mr Page

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 237

Document type: Copy

The monies, in Bellingham's hands, which have been stopped out of troopers' pay, for encouragement of the players, are to be distributed to the best satisfaction of the latter.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 288

Document type: Holograph

Upon the death of the Lord Chancellor [Sir Maurice Eustace] the Lord Deputy & Council have been pleased to make choice of the writer to be Keeper of the Great Seal, until his Majesty's pleasure in that behalf shall be declared ...


John Walshe to the Duchess of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 276

Document type: Holograph

Submits for the consideration of her Grace, upon conference with the Duke, various pending matters concerning the Ormond Estates in the Counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary, & elsewhere; and, more particularly, certain proposals which are made for the sale, to the Duke, of the Estate of Cantwellscourt near Kilkenny as an addition to those estates.


Petition of Pierce Creagh to the King

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 247

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner was deprived, by the late usurped Government, of part of his former estate and interests, by a forced transplantation into the County of Clare.

Prays that a proviso may be inserted, on his behalf, in the pending [Explanatory] Act of Settlement for Ireland.


Subjoined thereto 1

An Order of Reference, of the above-recited Petition, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 248

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

[Report of the Duke of Ormond, thereupon, to the King]

Date: [June?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 248

Recommends that his Majesty shall "give order that the Petitioner be secured in the quiet possession & future enjoyment of the lands" ... to which he was transplanted ... unless he shall be restored to his former estate ...


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the grant, in due form, to Sir Edward Smith, of the office of Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland, pursuant to the directions contained in his Majesty's letter, of 13th June, instant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 229v

Document type: Copy


Southwell to Davys

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 23 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 296

Document type: Original

To the truth of the accompanying narrative of "a company of poor stripped & wounded seamen" there are many witnesses ...

These losses, and those formerly reported, are great. By judicious men they are computed to amount to above £60,000 - which loss a very small guard upon this Coast would have prevented ...


Encloses:

The Relation [concerning losses sustained at the hands of certain Dutch Privateers] of Arthur Grant, Master of the Recovery of Bristol; Ambrose Feilding, and Richard Feilding, Merchants

Written from: [Cork?]

Date: 17 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 298

Document type: Certified Copy


Sir Edward Smythe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 274

Document type: Holograph

After thanks for the favour shewn to the writer by the Duke's "replanting" of him, here in his Grace's own country, he prays that the well-setting may be followed by good growth; and that, in order thereto, an addition may be made, to the yearly salary of the writer's judgeship, of £200 extra. What is due upon the establishment being but £600 by the year - which if it be to be paid by the hands of Sir Daniel Bellingham, may secure to the writer only £500, a year; is of the least, to support so great a title ...


Ormond to [the Commissioners of his Estates in Ireland]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 24 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 243

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recites a former payment by the Commissioners to Mr Clement Rocke (in part of a debt due to him from Lord Arran - amounting, in all, to £516 17s. 2d.) of the sum of £384 17s. 2d. ... Directs the payment of the remainder of the former sum, on like account ... "Arran having given a receipt for the whole sum".


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 306

Document type: Original

Leave of absence, from military duty in Ireland, to Ensign George Stoughton, from the date of his Commission until his arrival there.


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 278

Document type: Holograph

In the event of the death of Lord Massareene, "who lies very ill, with so small hope of his recovery, that it is said he cannot live", the command of his Lordship's foot-company is solicited for Trevor Lloyd, "who has had his Majesty's letter of favour, for that command, for above these three years" ...


Instructions relating to Naval Prizes, and to other Admiralty affairs. Addressed by the Lords of the Council in England to the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 284

Document type: Copy [fifteen signatures]


A Proposition about the King's third part of the lapsed money [of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland. By Carrol Bolton. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond


Notes concerning the Land-Settlement of Ireland. Drawn up on occasion of the preparation of the 'Explanatory Bill' of 1665.

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 485

Document type: Original


The Case of Lapsed Moneys [upon certain provisos of the 'Act of Settlement', for Ireland]

Date: 26 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 491

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


[A Schedule of] Warrants paid [out of his Majesty's Treasury, in Ireland] between the 20th of March, 1664, and the 27th of June, 1665

Date: 27 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 127

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, to the Sheriffs of the town of Carrickfergus, for the levy of Hearth-Money from all persons within their jurisdiction, who are duly chargeable therewith, "notwithstanding any military capacity to which any of them can pretend"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 229v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 246

Document type: Copy

Directs that examinations be made into the allegations of a petition presented by certain merchants of Hamburgh, concerning a ship now stayed in the harbour of Kinsale.


Encloses:

A Petition of certain Merchants of Hamburgh, to the Duke of Ormond, on behalf of William Roche, Master of the ship St Peter, of that City

Date: 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 246


Naval Advices concerning injuries inflicted by Dutch cruisers, on the Northern Coast of England; and concerning the inactivity of H.M. Frigate Dartmouth, then lying in Chester Harbour

Written from: Kirkby

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 311

Document type: Copy [without address, or endorsement]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 411

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

William, Lord Brabazon Baron of Ardes, son and heir-apparent of Edward, Earl of Meath, to be called to the House of Lords in Ireland.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 413-414

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Letters Patent to pass in due form for the incorporation of a College of Physicians in Dublin; Sir William Petty to be the first President thereof.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 415

Document type: Original

Warrant to issue to the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland for the payment of such a sum to Sir Thomas Bramhall, Executor of John, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, as shall seem to the Lord Lieutenant a fitting compensation of the service and charges of the said Archbishop as Speaker of the House of Lords of Ireland.


Lord Ranelagh, & others, to Ormond

Written from: Green Chamber, Dublin

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 211

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

State the present position of the case depending between the Trustees for the Officers of 1649, and Mr Erasmus Smith, in relation to the Isles of Arran ...

Pray that no proviso may be inserted, in the behalf of Smith aforesaid, into the Bill now depending before his Majesty & the Privy-Council, which shall have the effect of making the Trustees' "title to the premises worse than by the 'Act of Settlement' it was; but that it may remain in the same condition; and that ... a proviso may be inserted in the said Bill [of Explanation] that the Earl of Arran may have the said islands", paying, at such rate as his Grace may please, should the Islands aforesaid be declared to be part of the 1649 Security ...


The King to Ormond and to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 250-255

Document type: Copy [misbound]

Gives instructions for the passing of Letters-Patent for the grant of the Manor of Roscommon & its appurtenances on behalf of Arthur, Lord Viscount Ranelagh.


Ossory to Sir Richard Clifton

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 54v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning the proceedings to be taken against Captain Bartholomew Lane.


Ormond to Ossory

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 200

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Desires the grant to Ensign George Stoughton, of a license of absence, from November 18, 1664, to the time of his arrival in Ireland.


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the release from imprisonment of James Tully (a Roman Catholic priest), upon the bond of sufficient sureties, in the penalty of £300, for his appearance when summoned

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 165, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy


John Walshe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 264

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars concerning titles, tenures, incumbrances, and general management, of the Duke's Irish estates.


Naval Advices, concerning the proceedings and position of the Dutch Fleet, under the command of De Ruyter. Transmitted by William Hurt.

Written from: Dartmouth

Date: 29 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 307

Document type: Original


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 421-422

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

A sum of £475 to be paid to John Jephson, esquire, in compensation of his losses by a late Act of Parliament which has deprived him of his undoubted right, under Letters-Patent of the 21st August, 10 Jac I (1612), to license the sale of wines, beer, and strong liquors, in the town & seignory of Mallow, in the county of Cork.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 249

Document type: Copy

Directs that due obedience be given to his Majesty's commands concerning the transmission of certain monies levied in that county, and that an account be sent of their proceedings therein.


Encloses:

Copy of a Letter from the King to the Duke of Ormond, concerning monies levied in the County of Somerset

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 249


Naval Advices, concerning the proceedings and position of the Dutch Fleet of De Ruyter. Transmitted by P. Mannaton.

Written from: Barnstaple C. H.

Date: 30 June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 305

Document type: Without address, or endorsement


A Relation of the Naval Battle between the English and Dutch Fleets, on the first four days of June, 1665, in Solebay

Date: June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 307-308

A contemporary narrative, apparently drawn up under the direction of Admiral Lord Sandwich.


"A List of English and of Dutch Ships taken or destroyed" in the battle of June, 1665

Date: June 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 309

[This is the contemporary title, but the paper is, in truth, an Enumeration [not a 'List'] of the Dutch ships taken or destroyed, with lists of the principal persons slain on either side.]


An Account of such Lands within the Kingdom of Ireland, as are now in the possession of ... the Duke of Ormond and which were not in his possession or in the possession of any of his Lessees, or Mortgagees on the 22nd October, 1641; and which are like always to continue to his Grace and his heirs

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 263

Document type: Original


The State of the Duke of Ormond's title, to the Baronage of Ormond; by virtue of the King's Declaration, and [of the] Act of Settlement

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 269-273

Document type: Original


Memorandum for his Grace the Duke of Ormond [in relation to the several petitions, for restoration to their respective forfeited, or confiscated, estates in Ireland, of Sir Luke Bath, of Christopher Archbold, & of Thomas Plunkett

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 240

Document type: Original


Minutes upon matters of administrative and particularly of Admiralty procedure, and upon other political affairs, in Ireland; submitted by Sir Paul Davys, for the consideration of Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 280-282

Document type: Thus endorsed: ... "Sir P. Davys meant to have it transcribed by His Excellency & transmitted in his own name." Etc.


Considerations concerning the Great Seal of Ireland [submitted to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond; on occasion of the death of Lord Chancellor Sir Maurice Eustace]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [June?] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 290

Document type: Original


A List of Prize Officers [in the Kingdom of Ireland], &c. [Drawn up during the War with Holland.]

Date: [June? 1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 283

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the private grants [of Lands in various parts of Ireland] that were made by the late Usurpers. With particulars of those alleged to be made good by his Majesty's 'Declaration'.

Date: [June 1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 474

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane


An Abstract of the Lands, in several provinces of Ireland, confirmed to Grantees of the Usurpers by (1) the 'Declaration' of November 1660; (2) the 'Act of Settlement'; (3) Letters Patent, of date subsequent to the Act of Parliament aforesaid; (4) the Grant of Regicides' Lands, to the Duke of York

Date: [1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 475

Document type: Original


A List of the Prizes taken in the fight of the 3rd June 1665 [by the Fleet under command of James, Duke of York, afterwards King James II]

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 13


The Order of the Engagement [i.e. of the battle above mentioned; a Diagram shewing the manner in which Prince Rupert, with the vanguard, broke the Enemy's line]

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 12


Ormond to the King of Spain

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [June] 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 229

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Thanks the King for the honour conferred by his Majesty's letter, of 4 January, a new mark of gracious favour added to so many others ... It will be the writer's special endeavour to shew his gratitude, & to profit by every occasion that may offer of promoting and strengthening the friendship and good understanding between the two Crowns ...

French.


Ormond to the King

Date: [June? 1665]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 244-246

Document type: Copy

Reports his opinion - in obedience to certain Orders of Reference - upon various petitions for a lease of the farm of wine and aquavitae licenses in Ireland ...

Compares the several offers and proposals so referred to his consideration with the sums formerly received by the King from that branch of his Revenue.

Certifies that whosoever "of the said pretenders shall ... by his Majesty's royal pleasure ... be preferred to the said farm", express order should be given for the taking of good & sufficient security for the punctual payment of the sum that shall be agreed upon ...


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