Carte Calendar Volume 52, 1673-1674

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Carte Calendar Volume 52, 1673-1674

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 52

Extent: 549 pages



Accounts, Warrants, Certificates and other official documents of the Court of Commissioners of Prizes, for the Port of Portsmouth

Date: 3 January 1673-12 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 20-25


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Burford

Date: 9 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 446

Document type: Copy

Sir Robert's letter of November 30 made, by mistake, a voyage into Ireland, before it came, with that of 20 December, hither. Thanks are returned for both. That of Sir G. Hamilton to Mr F. Duffy is also returned herewith.

... The Duke is convinced there was a design upon Lord Clancarty's life, of which he hoped, and is now persuaded, F. Duffy was not guilty. The suspicion may be pardoned, for it was not lately, but long since, raised by informations which, at that time, there was cause to accredit. ...


Some Observations upon his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland; at such time as the Lord Ranelagh and partners contracted with the King; how they have proceeded; and what may reasonably be expected from their said undertaking

Date: 13 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 555-560

Document type: Original; endorsed & dated, by Ormond


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Burford

Date: 13 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 446

Document type: Copy

Has compared the 'Objections' [to the late 'Rules for Corporations in Ireland'] and the 'Answers'. Thinks that "my Lord Lieutenant [Earl of Essex]" has had an easy "task of it, and than an 'Objector', as well as a liar, ought to have a good memory. ... I commend my Lord of Ranelagh's great care of the King's poor subjects in Ireland. If it had been earlier, it might have prevented much irrecoverable hurt. I have sad representations from thence touching the scarcity of money, and little hope given me of receiving any considerable part of my rents." ...


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 172v-173

Document type: Copy

His Majesty's former letters of 5th November last are not to be understood as disallowing of the elections of Magistrates & other officers in Corporations of Ireland, about Michaelmas last. All such elections are approved of, except such only as, for special reasons, the Lord Lieutenant has not thought fit to confirm. The King particularly approves of the election of those nine or ten Roman Catholics into the Common Council of Dublin, requiring that approval to be made known. ...

Until notification be made of the intended Rules, Orders, & Directions, concerning Corporations in Ireland, which are now under consideration [by his Majesty in Council] no new Charters are to issue to any city or town corporate in that Kingdom. ...


A Copy of his Majesty's Commission, concerning the settlement of Ireland

Written from: Westminster

Date: 17 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 221-224

Document type: Endorsed, by Ormond: "Given me by Sir James Shaen 21 April, 1673, at the Robes"

[With a marginal Breviate thereof.]


Commission, by the King, to Prince Rupert, to Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, Lord Chancellor of England, and others, for a further and full examination of all papers, writings, warrants and records, relating to the Settlement of Ireland; and for a Report thereupon to his Majesty in Council

Written from: Westminster

Date: 17 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 173-178

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Burford

Date: 18 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 446

Document type: Copy

Whatever the cause may be, cannot but be glad that it is found reasonable at this time to give ease to the fears of those who have concern in the Settlement of Ireland, of whom very many have purchased what they think they have, at great expense of money, as well as of trouble & patience. "I hope that any thought of disturbing them is laid aside, and that the signification of his Majesty's intentions will be authentically communicated. That the Commission would be laid aside, or suffered to extinguish, I prognosticated from the time I was admitted into it, and that some had done their work, under the shelter of it. You know who has got a pension, and that Sir James Shaen is forgiven £4,000 he cheated the King of, in his transaction with Londonderry for the Customs of that place." ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Burford

Date: 22 January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 449

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for the loan of some foreign letters now returned. ...

Is glad to find that the Council begins to recover the right, which a very long custom had given it, of being consulted with in Irish affairs. Is sure those affairs were never better dispatched than when it was most so. ...

The writer cannot be more unreasonably accused of any practice or combination, than of such as relate to accounts; his understanding lying very cross to such affairs. But there needs little skill in arithmetic - or in astronomy - to discover that the King is in a fair way of being cheated, unless very timely care be taken to prevent it.


Warrant, under Sign-manual of King Charles II, for the march to Rochester of certain Companies of the Duke of York's Regiment; for the providing of quarters for such companies; and for imprest of waggons at the usual rate

Written from: Whitehall

Date: January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 254

Document type: Apparently originals


The like, for the march of other Companies of the same Regiment to Gravesend, under command of Sir Charles Littleton

Date: [January?] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 256

Document type: Minute


The King to Albemarle

Written from: Whitehall

Date: January 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 257

Document type: Minute

Revokes a former order for despatch of eight companies of the Duke's Regiment into Scotland. Those companies are to remain in their present quarters, until further command.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Wharton

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 1 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy

It was the Duke's intention in his former letter to manifest the great respect and honour he has to the noble family of Derby. When any further advances shall be made in that affair, the Duke's reception of them shall be suitable to his professions of regard.


Resolution of the House of Commons, for the appointment of a Committee of Elections and Privileges

Date: 7 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 426-428

With a List of members so appointed.


Sir Thomas Wharton to Ormond

Written from: Wentworth Woodhouse

Date: 10 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 16

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the Wentworth family and of a proposed alliance for the Earl of Strafford's nephew by marriage [with a daughter of the Earl of Derby?]. ...

The writer is "told that, after an interview, if the young Stanleys mostly concerned are satisfied ... it is this gallant's desire - after an assurance of his mistress - to spend some time abroad, for the advantaging of himself every way". ...


Sir Thomas Wharton to Ormond

Written from: Edlington [in the West Riding of Yorkshire]

Date: 12 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 73

Document type: Holograph [sent by the hands of Sir Philip Musgrave]

Lord Derby desires the writer to offer his humble acknowledgements to the Duke, for the expression towards himself of the Duke's kindness, contained in two letters, shewn to him by the present writer.

The statements as to the Earl of Derby's estate require reference to papers in Lancashire before they can be submitted, in due form to the Duke. Lord Derby purposes to remain for about a fortnight in Yorkshire and then "to present himself to London, as a very humble servant".


Ormond to the Earl of Derby

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 17 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 119

Document type: Copy

The writer, in his younger days, had the honour to be known to my Lord the Earl's grandfather; and, later, to be engaged in the same cause, though not in the same Kingdom, with him. Has ever been disposed to serve his family from knowledge of his great merit had occasion offered. The proposal [for the marriage of the Earl with Lady Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Ossory] now made is received with all imaginable satisfaction.


Earl of Ormond to Strafford

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 18 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 117

Document type: Copy

Lord Strafford's letter of the 12th inst came with one of the same date from Lord Derby. The writer is very sensible of that favour and friendship to the Duke's family, on Lord Strafford's part, which gave a beginning to this Treaty.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Wharton

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 18 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy

When Sir Philip Musgrave brought Sir Thomas' last letter to the Duke he was suffering from the worst fit of gout he has ever had. To the letter from Lord Derby ("importing", says the Duke, "a very obliging address to my son's daughter") he made the best return his condition would allow of.

He now requests that Sir Thomas would be in town, at the time Lords Derby and Strafford are to come hither; adding: "it may fall out that something may be more fitly intimated by a friend, than by either party"; and on no man could the writer fix that name and office with more security.


Political advices, sent from Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 370

Document type: Extract [in Lane's hand]


Sir Thomas Wharton to Ormond

Written from: Edlington

Date: 22 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 18

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars concerning the proposed alliance between the families of Wentworth & Stanley.


Strafford to Ormond

Written from: Wentworth Woodhouse

Date: 22 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 75

Document type: Holograph

To like effect with the letter, relating to Lord Derby, addressed to the Duke by Sir T. Wharton, on February 12th.


State of the Year's Value, and re-applotment [of Lands in Ireland] with the payment of the Duke of Ormond's £50,000, and £5,000 a year [thereout]

Date: 23 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 774

Document type: Original; in Aungier's hand

By the Lord Aungier.


Ormond to Arlington

Date: 27 February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 359

Document type: Copy [in Lane's hand]

Sends extracts from advices of recent proceedings amongst the Romanists of Ireland, which have reached the Duke from Dublin and from Brussels.

If Peter Talbot possessed the spiritual authority mentioned in one of the enclosed letters, and could call Justices of Peace, with their temporal power, in aid of it, there would, the Duke thinks, "be mad work in Ireland".


The effect or abstract of the Votes of the House of Commons for liberty (intended to Dissenters in Religion) in the pursuance of which a Bill is appointed to be brought in speedily

Date: February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 72

Document type:

[Note: the words in their parentheses are taken from the endorsement.]


Informations and Notes of Evidence to be adduced, in support of a Petition for a new Election for the Borough of Wendover, on account of bribery and corruption by the member returned

Date: February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 405-409


Further notes on the contested Election for the Borough of Wendover, in which Wharton and Backwell were the candidates, and the latter was returned

Date: February 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 421-422; 433


The King to Colonel John Russell

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [February?] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 258

Document type: Minute

Commands the embarkation under Major Sir Thomas Daniell of six Companies of Russell's Regiment of Foot-Guards, at the Tower Wharf. Those companies with certain others of the Coldstream Regiment are to be employed under command of Thomas, Earl of Ossory.


The King to James, Earl of Northampton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [February?] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 255

Document type: Minute

Commands the embarkation at Gravesend of certain companies of Lord Northampton's Regiment [Coldstream Foot Guards] who are to be employed with other forces under Thomas Earl of Ossory.


Derby to Ormond

Written from: Wentworth Woodhouse

Date: 3 March 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 77

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Is detained in Yorkshire by the sickness of his Aunt [Lady Strafford]. Will take it for a great honour to be admitted into His Grace's family.


Accounts of Military Pay, relating to the King's Army, in Ireland

Date: 8 March 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 528

Document type: Original


Sir Thomas Wharton to Ormond

Written from: Edlington

Date: 12 March 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 20

Document type: Holograph

Family affairs. Favourable reception "by divers Parliament-men", of the King's late gracious speech.


Address of the House of Commons of England to his Majesty, praying for the recall of his late Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of Ireland

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 26 March 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 178-179

Document type: Copy

Address of the House of Commons of England to his Majesty, praying for the recall of his late Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of Ireland, bearing date the 17th of January last, "as containing many new and extraordinary powers ... not only to the prejudice of particular persons ... but, in a manner to the overthrow of the Acts of Settlement" [of that Kingdom]. ...


An Address from the House of Commons to the King, concerning the Affairs of Ireland

Date: [26 March 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 658


Strafford to Sir T. Wharton

Written from: Wentworth Woodhouse

Date: 30 March 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 81-82

Document type: Holograph

Mentions proposed arrangements in relation to the marriage of Lord Derby. Adds "There is one friend I told you of [Lady Derby], that they tell me changes mind very often." Thinks it due very much to representations made to her by her friend, the Bishop of St Asaph [Isaac Barrow], who is reported to have said, "the match is by no means convenient; a great fortune being requisite".


Sir T. Wharton to Ormond

Written from: Edlington

Date: 31 March 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a letter which will shew the fickle character of Lady Derby [Dorothea Helena Kirkhaven, widow of Charles, eighth Earl] (the Earl's mother), but will also shew Lord Strafford's "zeal in this business" [that of the contemplated marriage of the young Earl of Derby, with the Lady Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Lord Ossory].


Advice to the Test-Holders

Date: [March?] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 57-58

A political satire, in verse.


Proviso proposed to be inserted in the 'Test-Act'

Date: March? 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 591

Document type: Minute; endorsed by Wharton


A Declaration, by the King in Council, in answer to an Address from the House of Commons of England, upon the affairs of Ireland, presented to his Majesty on the 26th of March 1673

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 April 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 650

Document type: Official copy; sent by Southwell to the Duke of Ormond


Petition of Colonel Richard Talbot to the King

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [11 April? 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy

Recites a clause in a late Petition of the House of Commons to his Majesty praying that the present Petitioner may be dismissed from all employment, civil or military, and be forbidden any access to his Majesty's presence.

Prays that until petitioner may have opportunity to make his suit to the House of Commons, for their favourable interpretation of the proceedings of petitioner in certain affairs now pending, his Majesty will suspend his displeasure.


Minutes of proceedings of the Privy Council of England, upon the late Address of the House of Commons, concerning the Commission of Inquiry into the Acts of Settlement for Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 April 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 180v

Document type: Copy


Annexed:

Opinion of the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General of England, concerning the Powers conferred by his Majesty's late Commission for an Inquiry into the Settlement of Ireland

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 18 April 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 64

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning the letting of some parcels of mountain land, in the county of Mayo, to Mr Richard McGibbon, bearer of this letter.


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Date: 22 April 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 427

Document type: Copy

What is allowed to the "Gentlemen of Broad Street", for defalcation, is more than the writer expected, and, it may be, more than they paid for. ... "But", he adds, "a defalcation to them is one to us. ... A letter to that purpose may ... be necessary?". ...

Notices the embarkation of Lord Power's [Irish] Regiment, and of that of the Duke of Buckingham which "hath forced us to draw greater sums than we expected". ... The writer "would gladly know what obstructs the new valuing of ecclesiastical livings, at least of those which never yet were under tax. Doubtless we have lost considerably by the delay. ... The sooner it is done, the better for us." ...


An Account of Moneys received for Places [in the Lord Steward's Department] at Whitehall, since Your Grace came [from Ireland] into England [1668 to 1673]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 30 April 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 110

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


B. Woodroffe [Vicar of Piddletown, in Dorsetshire] to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Inner Temple

Date: 6 May 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 538-539

Document type: Holograph; with seal of arms

Reports his induction [upon Lord Huntingdon's presentation] to the living of Piddletown - one which lies in a delightful country, he says, & has many advantages: "the people seem easy to be disposed to a thorough conformity; there not being one person in the Parish who is a professed Fanatic".

The writer will have daily service throughout summer. Communicates some news of the Fleet under Prince Rupert. Mentions the crowded attendance at every Parish Church since the new Act of Parliament, and, in a postscript, some abuses in relation to impressment.


Sir W. Dugdale to Dr Thoroton

Written from: [London] From Mr Ashenden's house, in Sheere Lane

Date: 31 May 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 541

Document type: Holograph

With reference to his Correspondent's mention of a paper in the possession of Lord Huntingdon, & in the hand of Mr Dodworth, touching the descent of his Lordship's family, expressed his wish to have full particulars of it. That paper fixes the ancient seat of the family in Yorkshire; consequently they are not of the line of Hastings de Bergavenny (Earl of Pembroke), unless branches off before that line possessed those Honours. Adds that his good friend Colonel Talbot, who is a very exquisite Genealogist and of great knowledge in Antiquities, especially for Yorkshire, has supplied him with a Hastings Pedigree which it is desirable to compare with Lord Huntingdon's MS.


Appends:

Pedigree of the Family of Hastings, from Theophilus de Alveston, of Pickering in Yorkshire, to William Lord Hastings, "decollatus, 1 Edw. V"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 541

[In Sir William Dugdale's hand. Copied from a MS. by Colonel Talbot.]


The State of what Rents and sums of money appeared [to be] due to the Lord Ranelagh & his Partners from the Farmers of the great branches of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; on the 10th day of June 1673

Date: 10 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy


James, Duke of Ormond, to Lady Clancarty

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 10 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 385

Document type: Copy

With the news of their Mother's death, there came to the Writer two letters, written in her own hand, and "suitable to the whole course of her life, full of kindness and piety ... dear remembrances of a virtuous mother who has left an unblemished memory". ...


Aungier to Duchess of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 68

Document type: Holograph

In obedience to his Grace's commands, has discoursed with Lord John [Butler], in presence of Captain Mathew. His Lordship's debts, in Ireland - stated twelve months since at £2,300 - are now reduced to £1,200. ... He is willing to comply with anything that may restore him to her Grace's favour and good opinion. ... Notices, briefly, "the affair of my Lady Anne Chichester".


Vernon to Thomas Wharton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 233, fol(s). 148

Document type: Original

The Scottish Parliament has been chiefly employed upon the regulation of their Courts of Justice.

The fleet was seen to southward of Scilly, on 3rd inst.


Warrant by King Charles II to the Commissioners of the Customs directing them to permit the free importation by William Dugdale of such a quantity of Paper as would carry a duty of £400, if charged; that he may be assisted in "putting out an historical work of all the Nobility of England"

Written from: Westminster

Date: 11 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 355

Document type: Copy


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the appointment of various persons under the Board of Greencloth

Date: 13-30 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 64v

Document type: Breviates (six entries)


A Computation of what sums the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland] have received and paid, from 12 August, 1671, to 14 June, 1673

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: Original

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]


An Account of Rent, due to his Majesty, by John Forth [in MS.: "Fourth"], esquire, and Partners, Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 15 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 535

Document type: Original


Aungier to the Duchess of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 72

Document type: Holograph

In respect to the affair of Lord John [Butler] with Lady Anne Chichester ... it is necessary for her Grace "to take speedy resolutions .... because there is one person who has an aim upon the Lady, and a most dexterous way of gaining upon my Lady Donegal; but his name Mr Bolton has conjured me to conceal". ...

... "Caroll Bolton told me", adds the writer, "my Lord Donegal designs to make his daughter worth £50,000." ...


Aungier to the Duchess of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 74-75

Document type: Holograph

Reports, at great length, further conversations with Mr Carroll Bolton about the projected alliance between Lord John Butler and Lady Anne Chichester. ... "My Lady Donegal [in MS.: "Dunnegall"]", adds the writer, "has so good an opinion of my Lord John, that, if he alter his former style and, when he makes his visits there [at Belfast], come only attended with three or four of his own servants, and some grave friend, this manner will be so taking with my Lady that it will recommend him highly to her favour. When once gained, the rest of the work will be very easy, because he knows the young lady has great good liking to him." ...


Aungier to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph Copy

... "The Commissioners of the Treasury [here] so industriously conceal all their actings, that it is not an easy matter to trace them out in their dark paths." ...

... "The Lord Lieutenant has often called upon them for an account of their receipts and payments, but has not been able to obtain one." ... It is evident, adds the writer, "they have not a shilling in the Treasury, though their receipts so exceed their payments". ...


Encloses:

A Computation, by Lord Aungier, of the Receipts and payments of the Commissioners of the Treasury in Ireland

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: Severed from the letter; but, apparently, a copy of the account enclosed therein, and communicated (with the letter) to the Duke of Ormond on the same day

[See above, under "June 14"?]


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 June 1673

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

Document type: Holograph

Sends an account of the receipts and payments of the Commissioners of the Treasury ... to the 14th of this month. ... Has communicated this computation to the Lord Lieutenant, who, adds the writer, "is so alarmed at it, that he has been very brisque with the Commissioners for the present paying of the three months' pay [to the Army], due at Easter last, for which his Excellency this day signs the warrants; but where the money will be had I know not, for there is not sixpence in the Treasury". ...


Ormond to Mr Banks, of Winstanley

Date: 24 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 98

Document type: Holograph-Minute

This day, the Duke received Mr Banks' letter, on the affairs of Lord Derby, of the 15th inst. He fully concurs in Mr Banks' opinion that it will be for his Lordship's interest to keep the Isle of Man in his hands, and not to farm it. ... Lord Derby is not yet fitted out for travel. ... It is needful to have an account of what is come in of his estate, since the late Earl's death, & of what is spent ... in which Mr Banks' assistance will be very useful. ...


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 83

Document type: Holograph

"The enclosed computation of the debt due from my Lord Ran[elagh] and the Undertakers, upon their Contract, is in performance of the promise I made your Grace in my last." ...

"The Undertakers having received already the greatest part, if not all, of the solvent arrears, there is now nothing but desperate scraps to discharge this debt, which will, every quarter, be increased by the addition of one month of the twelve months' arrears [due to the Army?]." ...

Adds an account of a conversation with Sir Arthur Forbes, concerning an alleged "shewing" of letters ... by him denied.


Enclosed:

Computation of the Irish Revenue, in reference to the Lord of Ranelagh's Contract [see, hereafter, under "June"]

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 64

Document type: Holograph


Appointment by the Lord High Chancellor of England, of James, Duke of Ormond, to be Guardian of William, Earl of Derby, a minor

Date: 26 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 24


Grant by Letters-Patent to Honour, Lady Dowager of Kerry and Lixnaw, of the guardianship & tuition of Torlogh Mac Mahon, son and heir to Teague MacMahon

Date: 27 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 742v


Ormond to Aungier

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 28 June and [PS] 1 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Aungier's letter of 21st inst, with the enclosed computation. ... Gives instructions thereupon.

As to Lord John Butler's pretensions [of marriage with Lady Anne Chichester] ... is willing to make his, Lord John's, estate £2,000 a year in present, for their support, upon advance by Lord Donegal of a due marriage-portion for his daughter. ...

Since beginning this letter, has received Lord Aungier's of 24th inst. May be able to make some use, for his Majesty's service, of the 'Computations' sent therewith.


Aungier to Ormond

Date: 28 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 85

Document type: Holograph

Gives further particulars of the Revenue affairs of Ireland, and encloses computations relating thereto. ... Adds: "It is visible here that the Undertakers do not agree among themselves; Bentz [Bence], Dean, Stepney, and Roberts, having managed the Revenue so absolutely, that they have imposed upon the rest of their brethren, and kept them in the dark." ...

... "I have ... made up all my private accounts relating to my office of Vice-Treasurer, and, upon the whole, find myself upwards of £4,000, a loser, which affords me but a melancholy contemplation." ...


Petition of John Forthe, esquire, to Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [on behalf of himself and the rest of the "Farmers of the great branches of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland"]

Date: 30 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 49

Recite losses alleged to have been inflicted on petitioners by misrepresentations made from time to time to his Majesty by Lord Ranelagh & others.

Pray that "just & reasonable defalcations", from their rents, be allowed to petitioners, on account of such losses as aforesaid.


A List of the Commissioned Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland; with the numbers of Non-Commissioned Officers & Soldiers; and the Head-quarters ... according to the Muster ... ending 30 June 1673

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 621-622

Document type: Copy


A Computation of what Sums of Money the Lord Ranelagh and his Partners owe [to] the Civil and Military Lists [of Ireland], according to their Contract with his Majesty

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 730

Document type: Original

[Apparently, by Francis, Lord Aungier.]


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 87-88

Document type: Holograph

... "The contents of the enclosed Petition of the Farmers ... pinch the Commissioners of the Treasury so close that they are not a little alarmed at it." ...

... "It is evident they have received ... in ready cash, £80,000 at least. ... All the payments they have made do not exceed £50,000; and yet there is not one farthing in the Treasury." ...

"I was told yesterday", adds the writer ... "that my Lord Ranelagh writ to some of his partners ... that your Grace was admitted into the Cabinet Council, but it was intended only as a feather in the cap."


Receipts of the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland], since they have had the management of the Revenue

Date: [June 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 57

Document type: Holograph

[An Abstract, drawn up by Francis, Lord Aungier.]


A Computation of what sums of money the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland] have paid, pursuant to their Contract, from the 12 August, 1671, to the 14 of June, 1673

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 58

Document type: Holograph

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]


A Computation of what sums of money the Commissioners of the Treasury have received

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 59

Document type: Holograph

... Collected out of the Clerk of the Pells' Certificates from 12 August 1671, to 14 June, 1673. As also, an Account of other money received by them. [By the Same.]


A Computation of what sums of money the Commissioners of the Treasury, in Ireland, have received, and disbursed, from 12 August, 1671, to 14 June, 1673

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 60

Document type: Holograph

[By the Same.]


A Computation of what sums of money the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland] have paid, pursuant to their Contract, from 12 August, 1671, to 14 June, 1673

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 61

Document type: Holograph

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]


A Computation of what Sums of Money the Commissioners of the Treasury have received ... to the 14 June, 1673, etc.

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 62

Document type: Holograph

[By the same.]


A Computation of what Sums of Money the Commissioners ... have paid, pursuant to their Contract, and his Majesty's Letters ... to 14 June, 1673

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 62v

Document type: Holograph

[By the Same.]


A Computation of what Sums of Money the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland] have paid, pursuant to their Contract ... to the 14th of June, 1673

Date: [June] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 64

Document type: Holograph

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]

Endorsed, by the Duke of Ormond: "Computation of the Irish Revenue, in reference to the Lord of Ranelagh's Contract with his Majesty."


Ormond to Aungier

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 1 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 96v

[See under 28 June.]


Francis, Lord Aungier, and James Cuffe, to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 551

Document type: Original

Submit to his Grace, herewith, certain accounts of his rent-roll and revenue [not now appended to the letter].

Have made up the Vouchers in bundles, with figures referring to the respective heads of account relating thereto.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the appointment of Robert White to be Coroner of the Verge of the King's Household

Date: 1 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 64v

Document type: Breviate


Minutes of proceedings of the Privy Council of England, containing his Majesty's Order in Council for superseding the late Commission of Inquiry into the affairs of Ireland; and for appointing a Committee of the Council to consider of those affairs, and to report thereupon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 181v


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 70-71

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning the Revenue of Ireland. ... "My Lord Lieutenant, and every one who has any prospect into his Majesty's affairs here, are convinced ... that the Undertakers (I mean my Lord Ran[elagh] and his partners) must infallibly break, and that very soon." ... "They will owe the Army here [at] the latter end of this month, six months' pay and three months' arrear ... and they owe the train of Artillery 18 months' pay." ...


Strafford to Ormond

Written from: Wentworth Woodhouse

Date: 12 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 83-84

Document type: Holograph

Sends congratulations on the marriage of Lord Derby with the Lady Elizabeth Butler.

Mentions contemplated family arrangements then pending with the Earl (afterwards Marquess) of Athol, who had married Lady Amelia Stanley, only daughter of James 7th Earl of Derby.


Minutes of a meeting of the Lords Committees of the Privy Council of England, for the affairs of Ireland

Written from: Exeter House

Date: 14 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy


The Answer of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, to the Petition of the Farmers of the great branches of his Majesty's Revenue in this Kingdom

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 61; 64

Document type: Copy [misbound]


A State of the Accounts of the Farmers [of the greater branches of his Majesty's Revenues, in Ireland] to the 21st of June 1673

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 62-63

Document type: Copy


Answer of the Farmers [of the greater branches of the King's Revenue in Ireland] to the State [of Revenue Accounts, of that Kingdom, as drawn up by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury there]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 67

Document type: Copy


A News-Letter concerning incidents, chiefly ecclesiastical, in Ireland

Date: 19 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 399-400

Document type: Original; without signature, address, or endorsement


An Account of Money actually paid [by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland], to the Commissioners of the Treasury 25 December 1672 to 19 July 1673

Date: 19 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 727

Document type: Copy


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 76-78

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, at great length, what has passed in Council concerning the proceedings and accounts of the Farmers of the Revenue; and also the writer's own view of the condition of the financial affairs of Ireland, generally. ...

Adds notices of the expected meeting of a Parliament in that Kingdom; and also of a conversation with Sir Arthur Forbes, concerning Lord Orrery. ...


Strafford to Ormond

Written from: Wentworth Woodhouse

Date: 19 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 85

Document type: Holograph

Has had advices of the Duke of Buckingham's having "quitted his places"; and hopes for the Duke of Ormond's friendship in putting the King in mind of the writer; so that he may have some opportunity of restoring his family "almost out of a ruin"; and may live not unuseful to his King and country.


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Longford

Date: 21 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 24

Document type: Holograph

Has received His Grace's letter of June 28. Communicates some particulars of negotiations, in respect to a marriage of Lord John Butler [afterwards Earl of Gowran] with a lady not herein named.

Adds some notices of revenue matters in Ireland.


Report of the Lords Committees of the Privy Council of England for the affairs of Ireland, concerning some late disputes arisen in the ... Corporation of Dublin, about the election of Common Councilmen

Date: 23 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy


Report [of the Same] touching certain Rules and Directions, published by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, for regulating of Corporations there

Date: 23 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 184

Document type: Copy


The Reply of Dannett Forth, on behalf of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the Answer of the Commissioners of the Treasury to a Petition exhibited by the said Farmers

Date: [circa 25 July] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 58

Document type: Copy


An Order by the Lords of Council, appointed a Committee for the affairs of Ireland, concerning the printed copy of his Majesty's Declaration for the Settlement of Ireland of 30 November 1660

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy

An Order by the Lords of Council, appointed a Committee for the affairs of Ireland, concerning the printed copy of his Majesty's Declaration for the Settlement of Ireland of 30 November 1660.


Annexed 1

Certificate of Sir Richard Browne, Clerk of the Council, that the printed 'Declaration', as aforesaid, does not, in anything that is material, vary from the original Manuscript, signed by his Majesty

Date: 27 June 1671

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Letter to Sir James Shaen, from Sir George Lane, concerning Minutes of the Council upon the Settlement of Ireland

Date: 15 December 1671

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 186

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Minutes of Orders of the [Council] Board, concerning the Settlement of Ireland

Date: November 1661-March 1662

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 186-187v

Document type: Copies


The Rejoinder of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, in Ireland, to the 'Reply' of Dannett Forth, esquire, on behalf of the Farmers of the greater branches of his Majesty's Revenue ... [in that Kingdom]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 69-70

Document type: Copy [five signatures]


Subjoined thereunto 1:

Particulars of the Farmers' Demands [of certain defalcations, from the Rents payable by them to his Majesty]

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereunto 2:

Answers of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury thereunto

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy


A Review of the general State of the Farmers' Accounts, for one year, ending 25 March 1673

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 72

Document type: Copy

[By the Commissioners of the Treasury in Ireland.]


An Abstract of such accounts as the Farmers have delivered to the ... Lord Lieutenant & Council [of Ireland] ... [as above-recited]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 72v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Earl of Strafford

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 29 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy

There is so little ground for the report of my Lord of Buckingham's laying down his places, & proceeding there [viz. to Ireland] that he aimed now again at the Presidency of the North, in recompence of his place of Lieutenant-General of the Land-Army for the intended Expedition. ...

... His place of Master of the Horse is that of greatest profit ... & gives him more support (the writer is told) than his estate. ...


Aungier to [Lane?]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 July 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 26-27

Document type: Holograph

Notifies some proceedings in the Irish Council, upon matters of Revenue and Finance; and mentions, also, some affairs arising out of the Land Settlement Act.

[Some papers on Revenue affairs, to be communicated to the Duke of Ormond, were enclosed with this letter which do not now accompany it.]


Petition of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant and Council

Date: [July 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 51

Document type: Copy

Recite the allegations against Lord Ranelagh & his partners, contained in a Petition [of John Foorthe, and others] recently addressed to the Lord Lieutenant & Council.

Pray that an authentic copy signed by the Petitioners complained of may be furnished for transmission to Lord Ranelagh in England.


Petition of John Forthe, and his Partners, Farmers of [his] Majesty's Revenues, in Ireland, to the King

Date: [July 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy

Allege the placing of various obstructions in the way of petitioners, in carrying out the purposes of his Majesty's grant to them.

Pray his Majesty's commands for a full inquiry, and report, thereon.


An Account of the Moneys charged ... for the pay of nine Companies [of Foot] for Sea-service

Date: [July? 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 539-540

Document type: Original


An Abstract of some Accounts concerning His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [July? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 553

Document type: Apparently, original


Memoranda concerning various payments of money, for the use of the Duke of Ormond

Date: July-September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 65

Document type: Original (seven entries)

[The guinea is here reckoned at 21s. 8d.]


Sir William Dugdale to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Blythe Hall, near Coleshill

Date: 1 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 427

Document type: Holograph

Excuses himself from attending upon his Lordship at Donnington, by reason of "the excessive depth of the ways at this time". Hopes to wait upon the Earl in London, in Parliament time. Sends papers on the Hastings family to which he would be glad to have the Earl's corrections or additions; Dr Thoroton having apprised him of His Lordship's "good affection to things of this nature". The notes deriving his Lordship from Alan de Alveston, the writer received from a Yorkshire Gentleman, "a greater Searcher into the Antiquities of [Northern] Families".


Aungier to [Lane?]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 28

Document type: Holograph

Sends "a new State of the Receipts and Payments of my Lord Ranelagh, and his Partners", better methodized than those which were formerly sent.

"My Lord John and I", the writer, "set out upon our own adventure tomorrow, infallibly; in which, if we have good luck, we are Princes." [The lady of whom they were in quest, was to leave "a fortune of £50,000" - according to an earlier letter. Lord Gowran's marriage with Lady Anne Chichester, only daughter of the Earl of Donegal, occurred in 1676. After his death, she remarried with the writer of this letter, who in 1677 had been created Earl of Longford.]


Ormond to the Earl of Derby

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 7 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 101

Document type: Copy

The assurances of the Earl's health in his letter of the 7th were very welcome. ... The account between my Lady his mother & him is now stated. What concerns the Isle of Man is so settled that he will receive about £1,000 a year from it. ... It is hoped that he will lose no time in making all advantage of his travel. ...


Ormond to Mr Forbes [tutor of Lord Derby] [in MS.: "Forbesse"]

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 7 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 103

Document type: Copy

Mr Forbes' letter of 7th, N.S., was received on 3rd inst, O.S.

... The methods proposed for Lord Derby's living & equipage, for the present, are approved of, and a computation of the expense is desired. ...


James Forbes to Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 9 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 87

Document type: Original

Describes some incidents of his journey, in attendance upon Lord Derby, into France; notices the places visited, and other particulars of foreign travel.


A Journal of Naval Incidents

Written from: St Michael, in sight of the Dutch Fleet

Date: [10 August?] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 36

Document type: Copy

Kept in the Fleet under command of Prince Rupert.


Particulars concerning the English Fleet and the Dutch Fleet, August 1673

Date: [circa 10 August] 1673

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


A Relation of the Engagement [between His Majesty's Fleet, with a French squadron allied therewith, under the command of Prince Rupert; and the Dutch Fleet, commanded by van Tromp] the 11th of August 1673

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 30-31


Subjoined thereto is:

A List of Ships, composing the French Squadron, August, 1673

Date: August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 28

French.


A brief Relation of the Engagement of his Majesty's and the King of France's Fleet, under [my] Prince Rupert's] command with the Dutch ... near the Texel

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 32-33

Document type: Copy


Another Narrative of the same Victory over the Dutch

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 34-35


An Account of the Rigging that was made unserviceable, by shot, on board H.M.S. St Michael in the fight against the Dutch, 11 August 1673

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 55


[A Survey of] Defects on board H.M.S. St Michael

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 56

[Drawn up on the same occasion.]


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Longford

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 89

Document type: Holograph

... "The contest between the Commissioners of the Treasury and the Farmers, though it still lasts, will never produce the effect your Grace may expect, for the former are no less favoured here than there [at Whitehall]. ...


Aungier to a Correspondent unnamed [addressed as "Dear Don Juan"] [Earl of Arran?]

Written from: Longford

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 91

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs of the writer, of Lord John Butler, and of Sir Arthur Forbes. ...

Notices pending matters concerning the Revenue of Ireland, as in the letter calendared immediately above. ...


Ormond to Mr Cholmondeley

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 123

Document type: Copy

Desires to put Mr Cholmondeley's name "into a commission for regulating my Lord of Derby's affairs" so long as the writer's guardianship, and Lord Derby's travels, shall last.


Ormond to Mr Leigh

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 124

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter of similar date to Mr Cholmondeley.


Ormond to Sir Peter Brooke

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 125

Document type: Copy

To like effect, with the letters immediately preceding.


Ormond to the Earl of Cork

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 11 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 126

Document type:

The Earl's letter dated in November 1672, came to the Duke by the hands of Mr Carr, but was "very long on the way". The Duke is glad that the affair to which it refers has had a good beginning, and hopes that it may end to Lord Cork's satisfaction, & to Mr Carr's advantage.

Adds thanks for services "to my sister Clancarty", whose affairs will by the writer be ever esteemed "at least equal" to his own.


Aungier to [Henry Gascoigne?]

Written from: Longford

Date: 12 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 93

Document type: Holograph [without address]

Personal affairs. ...

Adds: "I shall return to Dublin with all expedition, that I may put my Lord John [Butler] out of his pain. His Lordship is now with me." ...

Encloses a letter from Forbes.


James Forbes to Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 16 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 89

Document type: Breviate

Lord Derby is willing to stay abroad, as long as his friends shall think it requisite. Arrangements have been made for his household; and the expenses (of which the writer gives details) will probably fall within £400, a year. He has been visited by Lords Sunderland, Peterborough, and Dacre. His Lordship, adds the writer, has no inclinations but such as are agreeable to honour & virtue.


Aungier to Lord John Butler

Written from: Hillsborough

Date: 20 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 95-96

Document type: Holograph

Gives, with minute detail, an account of his mission from the Duke and Duchess of Ormond, to the Earl and Countess of Donegal, with proposals of a marriage between Lord John Butler and Lady Anne Chichester. ...

... Was told, by the Earl, that like applications were made by Lord Mountrath, Lord Roscommon, and Lord Massareene's son, but that he, for his own part, was free and unengaged. ... Adds that the Presbyterian party think it their whole concern and interest to promote Lord Massareene's pretensions. ... To supplant Lord John, they tell the Earl that such a marriage will make it necessary to maintain a whole College of Physicians, "to prevent the ruin of the young Lady's health". ...


Duke of York to Ossory

Written from: At sea

Date: 24 August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Gives the Earl leave to go on shore; orders being sent to Prince Rupert to go for the Channel, to secure the return of the East-India, Barbadoes, and Guinea-ships, that were at Kinsale. ...


A further Narrative of incidents connected with the late victory obtained by Prince Rupert, over the Dutch Fleet, under van Tromp

Date: August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 40


A briefe Relation of the Engagement of His Majestie's and the King of France's Fleet, under my [Prince Rupert's] command, upon the 11th August, 1673, near the Texell

Date: August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 8r-v

Document type: Copy (unsigned)


A brief Relation of the Engagement of His Majesties and the King of France's Fleet, under (sic) my command [that is the command of Prince Rupert] with the Dutch upon the 11 of August 1673, near the Texel

Date: August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 776r-v

Document type: Rough copy, in the hand of Lord Wharton


A brief Relation etc. [as before]

Date: August 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 772r-v

Document type: Fair copy; also in the hand of Lord Wharton


Petition of Richard, Viscount Ranelagh [afterwards, Earl of Ranelagh], to the King

Date: [August?] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 75-76

Document type: Copy

Complains of certain allegations in a late petition to his Majesty from the Farmers of the greater branches of his Revenue in Ireland; and prays his Majesty's commands for redress of the wrong so inflicted upon petitioner and his partners.


A Computation of what payments the Lord Ranelagh and his partners ought to make [in pursuance of their farm of the Revenue of Ireland] from the 25th December, 1670, to 30 June, 1673

Date: [August? 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 52-53

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Lane

[Drawn up by Francis, Lord Aungier.]


A Memorial to James, Duke of Ormond, from the Farmers of the greater branches of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland; concerning certain allegations relating to them, contained in a late Petition presented to the King by Richard, Viscount Ranelagh

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 77

Document type: Original


Ormond to Mr Forbes

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 5 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 105

Document type: Copy

Has his correspondent's letter of 2nd inst, N.S., & with it the relation of the late fight, which agrees but little with other accounts of some of the same nation, especially that of the Marquess of Martel - which is little to the advantage of his countrymen. That, they say, proceeds from his animosity to the Count of Estrèes. ... The fleet will soon set forth again, under command of the writer's son Ossory. God send him to discharge the employment for the King's honour and service. ...

... Is providing to send Lord Derby his quarterage for Michaelmas. ...


Petition, to the King, of Penelope, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Mary Washington, daughters of Colonel Henry Washington, deceased

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [5 September] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 66v

Document type: Copy

Recite that, in consideration of the services of their deceased father, several Warrants were granted by his Majesty for the passing to trustees, for the use of petitioners, of the yearly rent of £200, "reserved upon a lease made by his Majesty, to the Earl of Bristol, of Ashdown Forest in the county of Sussex". ... Recite also the stopping, at the office of the Duchy of Lancaster of the grant made in pursuance of the warrants aforesaid, "upon pretence that his Majesty had granted a warrant to pass the same rent to the Earl of Dorset and the Lord Buckhurst". ...

... Pray for his Majesty's Order for the passing of the grant to petitioners, according to his former warrants; or to appoint a time for hearing petitioners, and the said Earl [of Dorset] and Lord Buckhurst, upon the matter recited.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond, and to Sir Robert Carr, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 66v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond and Sir Robert Carr, upon the Petition to them referred as above

Date: [September] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 67r-v

Document type: Copy [incomplete]


Observations on my Lord Ranelagh's Payment; and how much may be saved to the King, if the two [Irish] Regiments, now here [in England], were sent to Ireland, and reduced to sixty in a Company, according to the former Establishment

Date: 12 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 629

Document type: Original


Sir William Dugdale, Garter, to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Blythe Hall, near Coleshill

Date: 15 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 529-530

Document type: Holograph

Honours his Lordship, in a more high degree than ordinary, for his respect to historical things; having commonly discovered but few persons of quality who have any value for matters of Antiquity. Has perused and carefully abstracted from the Papers sent him by Lord Huntingdon (which he now returns to his Lordship) what, in the writer's judgement, will be fittest for an historical discourse upon the noble Family of Hastings. Mentions that the market at Hastings was granted, not to Robert de Hastings, but to the Monks of Battle Abbey, who were then owners of that town. Adds that what is commonly said of Sir Francis Drake's ship, after its many successive reparations, seems to be true of the famous "Roll of Battle Abbey".


Ormond to the Earl of Derby

Date: 16 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 107

Document type: Copy

Arrangements for sending over an English horse; and for the management of the Earl's estates. ...


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 102

Document type: Holograph

Narrates, at great length, what passed, in interviews of the writer with the Earl and Countess of Donegal, concerning the proposed alliance between Lord John Butler & Lady Anne Chichester. ...


Ranelagh to Stepney

Date: 20 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 427v

Document type: Copy

Desires that the Duke of Ormond's "patent for his £5,000 a year out of the Quit-rents" should be examined, in order "to shew that his Grace ought to receive no more, upon that account, until the King be reimbursed the £20,000 he hath already had, and that, I am certain, he cannot be, till the very last of the re-applotments". ...


Ranelagh to Stepney

Date: 23 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 427v

Document type: Breviate

Desires the sending over of rolls of the men shipped at Kinsale, and other information concerning matters of military finance in Ireland.


Renunciation de la Reine [Mary-Beatrice, Consort of King James II], de quelque partie de sa succession à Modène

Written from: Modena

Date: 23 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 208, fol(s). 233-234

Document type: Copy

Italian.


Ranelagh to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 427-429

Document type: Copy

Details of the financial affairs of Ireland; and, more especially of such as relate to the pay of the Army, and to deductions and defalcations claimed by the Farmers of the Revenue. ...

Adds, in a PS: "There is a letter gone from hence [i.e. from the King] granting to Sir James Hamilton's widow a great many lands & houses. It is, as I remember, dated the 15th instant. Pray contrive some way to stop it; for besides the ruin it will bring to the town of Galway, it passes also some lands in Wicklow & Longford which belong, I suppose, to the '49 Security & consequently will be taken in by Colonel Dillon's letter."


Ormond to Mr Forbes

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 28 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 109

Document type: Copy

Has received the French books sent over ... and will be glad to have an account of their cost, so that he may profit by future opportunities of a like kind. ... Hopes that Mr Forbes will keep Lord Derby's expenses within the compass of £100, a month. ...

Adds some notices concerning the French Fleet. ...

P.S. There is much discourse of a woman said to have fled hither, from France, to avoid the punishment due to her skill in poisoning people. ... Would be glad to hear the truth of her story.


Debenture for the salary of Sir George Lane, as his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 202

Document type: Certified Copy


Presentation, by James, Duke of Ormond, as Guardian of William, now Earl of Derby, a Minor, of Charles Parr, Clerk, to the Rectory of Ballaugh in the Isle of Man

Date: 30 September 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy

Addressed to Henry, Bishop of Sodor and Man.


A Computation of what sums of Money the Lord Ranelagh & Partners [as Farmers of certain branches of the King's Revenue in Ireland] owe to the Civil & Military Lists, according to their Contract with his Majesty

Date: [September? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 506

Document type: Original


An Account of what sums of Money the Commissioners of the Treasury have received [in Ireland] ... collected out of the Clerk of the Pells' Certificates ... (1671 to 1673) ...

Date: [September? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 508

Document type: Original


An Account of the Payments made by the Lord Ranelagh and Partners [out of the Treasury of Ireland, upon the Civil and Military Lists of that Kingdom, from 12 August 1671, to 31 July 1673]

Date: [September? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 509

Document type: Original


Memoranda of the Evidence of various officers of the Army of Ireland, concerning compulsory sale of arrears of pay to various Clerks and Collectors, employed by the Commissioners of the Treasury, and to other official persons

Date: [September? 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 101r-v

Document type: Original


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 99

Document type: Holograph

Hopes to answer, in person, his Grace's letters of 22 September and 4 October. ... Meantime, mentions the death of Mr Thorold, Cornet of his Grace's Troop, and recommends Major West to succeed him.


Subjoined:

Sir Arthur Forbes to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [11 October] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Holograph; on same sheet

Joins in the recommendation of Major West, as above.


Warrant of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 13 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 65v-66

Document type: Copy

Warrant of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, reciting his Majesty's Warrant of the 2nd inst, for allowing and paying to Sir George Carteret, Vice Chamberlain of the Household the sum of twenty shillings, per diem, in lieu of diet & other perquisites of his office; from Michaelmas last.


Ormond to William Dolben, Deputy Steward of Westminster

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 14 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 173

Document type: Copy

Hears great complaint of robberies & house-breaking in St Martin's Parish ... occasioned by an immoderate increase of small houses upon its skirts, in which disorderly people are harboured, and by want of a sufficient number of watchmen & constables. Takes St Martin's to be the biggest & most populous parish in England, and is told there are seldom more than forty watchmen & constables in it at night ... whilst within a like space of ground, in London, there are 200. ...

Desires that advice be taken with the burgesses [of Westminster] how to divide the Precincts, & increase the Constables. ...


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 97

Document type: Holograph

... Has Commission from Sir Arthur Forbes to retract their former joint recommendation of Major West, as Cornet of his Grace's troop, and to recommend, in his stead Mr Seymour, kinsman of Lady Essex [Elizabeth [Percy], Countess of Essex, daughter of the 10th Earl of Northumberland]. ...


The King to the Parliament of Scotland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 October 1673 [received, according to endorsement, 12 November?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 25

Thanks the Parliament for the sum contributed by Scotland, in response to the King's Message upon his Declaration of War against the United Netherlands. Has instructed the Duke of Lauderdale to acquaint the Parliament, on opening its new session, with the endeavours made ineffectually at Cologne towards an honourable Peace. It is now necessary to continue the War, & to seek from Parliament the needful supplies.


The King to the Earl of Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 45-48

Document type: Copy

Gives further commands - after recital of previous royal letters of 30 August 1672, and 23 May 1673 on the same subject - for taking the financial accounts of Lord Ranelagh and his partners, as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland.

Directs the taking of the like accounts from six months to six months, thereafter during continuance of the farm aforesaid.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, appointing John Pike, esquire, to be High Sheriff of the county of Tipperary, for the ensuing year

Date: 18 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy


[Minutes of proceedings in the House of Peers] upon Monday the 20th of October, 1673

Date: 20 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 638


Vote of the House of Commons praying the King that the pending treaty of Marriage between the Duke of York and the Princess of Modena be not further proceeded with

Date: 20 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 639


A Paper [concerning the management & state of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], presented at the Board [of Privy Council of the Kingdom of England] by my Lord Treasurer [Thomas, Earl of Danby]

Date: 22 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 547

Document type: Copy

[Relates, chiefly, to methods of procedure upon grants proposed to the King, or petitioned for.]


Petition of the Lady Katherine O'Brien to King Charles II, in relation to her claim to the Barony of Clifton of Leighton Bromswold

Date: 22 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 340

With order of reference to the Attorney-General thereupon.


An Order, by the King in Council, concerning the due custody of certain books and papers relating to the settlement of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy


Report to King Charles II, by Sir Heneage Finch, H.M.'s Attorney-General, upon the claim of the Lady Katherine O'Brien, "to the Barony of Leighton Bromswold, in the county of Huntingdon"

Date: 29 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 339


Petition of Thomas, Earl of Ossory, to the King

Date: October [1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 52

Document type: Copy

Complains of omissions and misrepresentations in the account of the late naval battle against the Dutch Fleet, written by Vice-Admiral Sir John Kempthorne, and about to be published.

Prays for an examination thereupon.


Demands necessary to carry on the War [against the Dutch]

Date: [October? 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 57

Document type: Minute; with corrections


Vice-Admiral Sir John Kempthorne to Arlington

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 53

Document type: Original

Expresses the writer's great regret that he should be suspected of saying anything, in his narrative of the late naval engagement, tending to derogate from the merits of the Earl of Ossory - which "it never entered into his heart to do".


A Letter, without address and without signature, but in the hand of Lord Wharton, containing a minute account of proceedings in the Parliament of Scotland upon the first day of the session of 1673

Written from: Edenborough

Date: 13 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 778


Essex to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 215-216

Has lately received his Grace's two letters, concerning the titular Bishop of Clogher. ... Thanks the Duke for communicating so plainly his knowledge of persons in this Kingdom. ... The execution of the late Address will, the writer conceives, "put an end to all concerning these titular Bishops who now must quit the Kingdom. And I hear they are all preparing to be gone, in obedience to it". ... "By the Address of the House of Commons, all the Regulars are to be banished"; ... should the writer put this exactly into execution, Friars who have rendered good service must be sent abroad. Some of them have acted so far, that "they will certainly lose their lives, if sent beyond seas". ...


Encloses:

Instructions by the King concerning the taking, every six months, the accounts of Lord Ranelagh & his partners, in the Farm of Irish Revenue

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 October 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 217-220

Document type: Certified Copy


Instructions for Mulys [a servant of the Duke of Ormond, sent by his Grace into France, on a mission to endeavour the reconciliation of the Earl of Derby [the Duke's ward] with his tutor Mr Forbes]

Date: 17 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 111

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Earl of Strafford

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 18 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 113

Document type: Copy

Has received the Earl's letter of October 17. ... Believes that the payment of his Lordship's pension ... at least in part, would have been gotten, if apt instruments had been employed. ... Is confident that the government of Ireland is now put into very good hands. ... Believes that most if not all the goods in Lord Derby's houses are now exposed to sale. As the matter was represented to the writer, they were not worth the keeping. ... But those affairs were left by him to the management of some friends & servants of the family. ...


Ormond to Sir William Davys

Date: 22 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 68

Document type: Copy

Encloses copy of a letter written on behalf of the Corporation of Clonmel, desiring that the Court of the Regalities of Tipperary may be held in that town; a free-school settled there, and two fairs granted to the Corporation.

Desires Sir W. Davys' advice; and, as to the School, to know what the Corporation is willing to allow for the maintenance of a good Schoolmaster. ...


Ranelagh to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: [London]

Date: 25 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 429

Document type: Copy

... "The necessities of the forces were so great, and the Officers so apt to clamour, especially those of my Lord Tyrone's regiment, that all that money you sent over is paid to them, and all little enough, for our known enemy hath so spirited them up, that for aught as I see nothing will please them. On the other hand, the King is very earnest for the money we owe him, and I - having promised to supply him with part of it this month - am almost afraid to come into his sight without it. ... My maxim is that whilst the King is our friend, we are & shall be safe; let our enemies be never so many or so malicious, and therefore in all things we must both please and humour him." ...


Part of a letter, addressed to the Earl of Arlington, from Ireland

Date: 29 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 138v

Document type: Transcript by T. Carte of a Copy in the hand of Archbishop Boyle. Carte was unable to identify the original writer.

Relates to propositions for promoting a closer correspondence between persons who are indicated only by cyphers [1081 and 1206]. Notices some apprehension entertained in England of troubles in Scotland.


Orrery to Arlington

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 29 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 186

Document type: Copy

Communicates particulars, in cypher, of conversations held in Ireland on public affairs. Suggests the sending of an instruction from Whitehall, to the Lord Lieutenant here, to "prevent ... the insolence of any surprize in the North" by quartering some troops there.


Copy of the Letter of [the Earl of Orrery?] to the Earl of Arlington

Date: 29 November 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 186


A Computation of what moneys the Lord Ranelagh & Partners have received, before the 20th of September 1673, and of what ought to applied [thereout] to the payment of the Establishment [of Ireland]

Date: [November? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 500

Document type: Original


A Computation of the "Year's value", received and paid [in Ireland] before the Lord Ranelagh & partners came into the Treasury

Date: [November? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 501

Document type: Original


A Computation of what payments the Lord Ranelagh and partners ought to make to the Military and Civil Lists [of Ireland], from 25 December 1670, to 29 September 1673

Date: [November? 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 502

Document type: Original


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for appointments under the Board of Greencloth

Date: November-December 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 68

Document type: Breviates (two entries)


A List of the Ships fitting for this Expedition [against the Dutch]

Date: 15 December 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 December 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 770

Document type: Copy

Directs the continuance of the payment to James, Duke of Ormond, out of Quit Rents accruing to the Crown in Ireland granted by the King's Letters-Patent of 2 August, 1669, to the value of £5,000 a year; during pleasure.


Bishop of Sodor and Man [Henry Bridgeman, Dean of Chester] to William Ashton [one of the Chaplains of the Duke of Ormond]

Written from: Chester

Date: 23 December 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

Recites, at great length, various matters concerning the ecclesiastical condition of the writer's see and in particular of the vicarage of Kirklanon in the Isle of Man, & of an intended College, now in course of erection, in that Island. ...

Recommends Thomas Thwaites to the favour of the Duke of Ormond, for appointment to the vicarage above-named. Asks for the Duke's recommendation to the King, in respect of certain royal allowances or augmentations thereto.


Ranelagh to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: London

Date: 29 December 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 429v-430

Document type: Copy

States at great length his endeavours to stop the payment of the Duke of Ormond's grant of £5,000 per annum, a letter for the continuance of which he finds to have been lately sent into Ireland. ... "I make no doubt", he continues, "but [that] my Lord Lieutenant, when he receives it, will send it to you who, I hope, will plainly shew the cheat of it, as also the inconveniency to the King's business if it be not speedily recalled, since I will certainly leave so much unpaid to his Grace's troop, & his son [Lord Ossory]'s regiment, as this letter will take from us. Upon it, my Lord Lieutenant will surely ... forbear giving any orders, until he hears again from hence. ... I have the King's leave to petition against it at the Committee for Foreign Affairs where, I do assure you, the business shall appear black enough." ...

Encloses a letter from the writer's uncle, Lord Orrery.


Orrery to the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland

Written from: [London]

Date: [29 December] 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 430v

Document type: Copy; this letter was enclosed with Lord Ranelagh's of the same date

Desires the advance, by way of imprest, of the writer's pay as Lord President [of Munster], as Captain of Horse, and Captain of Foot, due at Easter next; the writer paying the current rates of exchange, & the Commissioners deducting a sum of £200, which they did him the favour to advance previously.


An Account of Moneys actually paid to the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland] from the 25 December, 1672, to the 19 July, 1673

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 515

Document type: Original


Reasons for passing the Bill touching excommunications

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 611

Document type: Original; the date is in the endorsement


An Act for the better regulating Citations in the Courts Ecclesiastical; and of the Writ De excommunicato capiendo; and for taking away the Writ De haeretico comburendo

Date: 1673 [undated]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 566


Another Copy of the Same Act (when pending in the House of Lords) with additions - see MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 566

Date: 1673 [undated]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 609


Another copy of MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 566

Date: 1673 [undated]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 613

Document type: In a different hand from both preceding copies


Suggestions for additional or modified clauses in a Bill relating to the same subject

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 618r-v

Document type: Undated, and without heading or title


Names of Lords and Bishops [who sat] in the Lords' House; 1673

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 674

[The title and date are both from the endorsement of this paper.]


Anonymous Note relating to the siege of Naerden, by the Prince of Orange, in the year 1673

Date: 1673

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 197, fol(s). 68

French.


Almanacks, for the years 1673, 1674, and 1675

Date: 1673-1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 114, fol(s). 546-548

Document type: In print (London, for the Company of Stationers)


Instructions, and Sailing-Orders, for a naval squadron

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 28

Document type: Without signature or date


A Schedule of Sums due, from the Revenue of Ireland, for Military Pay, and for other items of Military Service in that Kingdom

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 537

Document type: Original


A Cypher, used in the Correspondence of the Duke of Ormond, during the reign of King Charles II

Date: [circa 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 470-471

Document type: Original; without date, or other endorsement


[Memoranda] concerning the Revenue of Ireland [and more especially concerning the Farm thereof]

Date: [1673?] [undated]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 532

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

With additions, in the Duke of Ormond's hand.


An Account of such Quit-Rents, as have been discharged [in Ireland]; pursuant to his Majesty's Letters, since the 20th of March, 1671

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 536v

Document type: Original


An Account of Quit-Rents respited

Date: [1673?] [undated]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 537

Document type: Original

[Together with an Abstract of the like, in four classes, as follows: (1) discharged; (2) respited; (3) reduced by Court of Claims; (4) abated.]


Draught of a proposed Grant to Sir George Carteret, & to Daniel O'Neill, esquire, their heirs or assigns, of the right of collecting and receiving, upon conditions stated, certain Duties of Tonnage imposed upon French shipping, by a late Act of the Parliament of England

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 497


Exceptions taken by his Majesty's Auditor-General [of Ireland] to the Account of ... Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh and his Partners, for one year & a half, ended at Easter, 1672

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 510-511

Document type: Original


Ormond to the King

Date: [circa 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 394-395

Document type: Copy

Recapitulates the circumstances which have made the writer "a stranger to his own fortune and interest in Ireland". ...

States the tenour of the instructions given by him, in the matters referred to in the several Petitions of Captain James Nolan and Edward Byrne to the Commissioners entrusted with the management of his estates, and the reports made thereupon, in the several matters in question, by those Commissioners. ...

Adds that in respect of one of those matters, a writing was produced by Thomas Byrne, son of the complainant Edward Byrne, which, upon examination, was found to have counterfeited signatures. ...


[An Account of] Captain [James] Nolan's Pedigree and Deportment [in relation to the Rebellion, and to subsequent incidents in Ireland]

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 399-400


The Case of the Town of Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, against South-Town [in relation to privileges under Charter, and to the maintenance of Public Works, &c.]

Date: [1673?] or [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 691

Document type: In print


The Case of the Silk-Throwers, now in Parliament

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 694

Document type: In print

With several Reasons on behalf of their Bill, and an Answer to what hath been said against it.


Notes, Genealogical and Historical, by Sir William Dugdale, illustrative of the history of the Family of Hastings, Earls of Huntingdon

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 404

Document type: Holograph; undated


The State of the Case as to the Common-Law Writ De cautione admittenda, to relieve the Prisoner upon the Writ De excommunicato capiendo

Date: Undated [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 629


Mr Alderman Love to Philip, fourth Lord Wharton

Date: Undated [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 620

Document type: Original

Suggests provisos & clauses in a pending Bill for the exemption of Protestant Dissenters from the operation of the penal statutes against Popish Recusancy.


Histoire de la Pairie de France

Date: [circa 1673]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 239, fol(s). 109-218

Document type: Transcript

Par l'abbé Le Laboureur.


Agreement between Sir James Shaen [in MS.: "Shane"], and others, with some Partners of the Irish [Revenue] Farm

Date: [circa 1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 54

Document type: Holograph

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]


[An Abstract of the] Receipts and Payments of the Commissioners of the Treasury in Ireland

Date: [1673?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 56

Document type: Holograph

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [from the Court]

Date: 2 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 253

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a Scottish proclamation which makes no little noise. The Duke of Lauderdale hopes to bow the stiff neck of the Gownsmen into some consonancy (sic) with the King's commands.

The Bishops have answered the King's message. They recommend His Majesty "to discountenance libertines", and then advise that the laws be put into execution against Papists & Fanatics.


Southwell to Ormond

Date: 6 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 206

Document type: Holograph

Upon occasion of a letter written from that side [i.e. from Holland] touching the point of [the overtures of] marriage [for the Princess Mary] "without orders", a servant of His Grace's [the writer of this letter] wrote to Lord Ossory that he would have but a cold reception from the D[uke of York], upon his, Lord Ossory's, return. The writer believes that His Grace will rejoice to see Lord Ossory's answer.


Subjoins:

Ossory to Southwell

Written from: The Hague

Date: 26 December 1673/5 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 207

Document type: Copy

Is not without wonder that his, the writer's, letter should be mistaken. Can defy the world to say, justly, that he has, in the least, varied from his commission. Is only waiting for a wind to return to England.


Short Heads of the [Lord] Keeper's Speech to both Houses of Parliament, January 7 1674

Date: 7 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 802-803

Document type: [Probably taken by Lord Wharton and copied by his Secretary.]


Short Heads of the Lord Keeper's Speech to both Houses [of Parliament], January 7 1673 [1674]

Date: 7 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 779-780


The King to Albemarle

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 525

Document type: Duplicate-original

The Duke of Albemarle's Regiment is forthwith to march, so as to be at Gravesend on the 16th inst, there to receive the orders of Thomas, Earl of Ossory. ...

Needful waggons, for conveyance of necessaries, are to be impressed, and to be paid at the rate of sixpence a mile. ...


Appended thereto is:

Warrant, by the King, to Mayors of Towns, to Sheriffs of Counties, & to Justices of Peace, for the impressing of Waggons to convey the necessaries of certain troops, command to march forthwith to Gravesend, there to receive the Orders of Thomas, Earl of Ossory.

Date: January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 527

Document type: Copy


The King to Sir Charles Lyttleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [14 January] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 529

Document type: Copy

Notwithstanding former marching orders, six companies of the Duke of York's Regiment are forthwith to proceed, under Sir Charles Lyttleton's command, to Deptford & Greenwich; thence they are to sail to the Hope; and thenceforward to obey the orders of Thomas, Earl of Ossory.


The King to the Earl of Craven

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [14 January] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 531

Document type: Copy

To like effect, substantially, with the letter calendared immediately above.


The King to the Earl of Northampton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 533

Document type: Copy

Four Companies of the Earl's Regiment are to be in readiness for embarkation at Gravesend, on the 16th inst, and are there to receive the orders of Thomas, Earl of Ossory.


The King to Colonel John Rosewell

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 537

Document type: Copy

Six companies of the King's own Regiment of Foot-Guards under Colonel Rosewell's command, are to march to Tower Wharf, whence they are to sail to the Hope, & thenceforward are to obey the orders of Thomas, Earl of Ossory.


The King to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 523

Document type: Minute; with erasures

Directs the Earl to take upon him the command of the Duke of Albemarle's Regiment; of certain designated [in MS.: "designed"] companies of the several Regiments of the Duke of York, of Colonel John Rosewell, & of William, Earl of Craven, for an intended expedition ... as well by sea as land. ...


An Order, by the King in Council, concerning the Quit Rents in Ireland granted to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 772

Document type: Copy


John Smithsby to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Date: 22 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 18

On details of service.


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 23 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 257-258

Document type: Holograph

Lord Mordaunt has returned with Lord Shaftesbury's promise to come to town next week. The Duke [of York] has spoken to many Lords "touching his indifferency [impartiality] and even his consent to any laws that might secure Property and Religion, so that he might be left to the freedom of his own thoughts". ...


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Mr John Godfrey of Knockgraffon [in MS.: "Knockgrafton"] (in the county of Tipperary) directing the acceptance of a surrender of a Patent for fairs and markets there

Date: 24 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 69

Document type: Copy


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 26 January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 259-260

Document type: Holograph

Notes the discourse at Court about a new farming of the Customs. Mentions the hard-pleading in the Spiritual Court of a Mr Emerton for his young wife, Mrs Hyde, "said to be detained by my Lord Mayor. The agents of my Lord Dunblane use all vigour in assisting the claimant". ...


The King to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [January] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 541

Document type: Copy

The Earl is to proceed to the Hope [in the River Thames] & is there to take the command of nineteen companies, who are directed to proceed thither by a day named, and to obey the Earl's orders, by land or by sea. ... He is to proceed further, according to the Commission & Instructions that he has received; or shall hereafter receive. ...


Ormond to John Stone, and others, Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [January? 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 538

Document type: Copy [undated]

Desires that moneys which may be collected by the Commissioners' Officers, in pursuance of his Majesty's Letters Patent for granting certain Rents, in Ireland, to the writer, may be paid on his account, to George Mathew, esquire.


An Abstract of Certain Observations made upon his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland and the Lord Ranelagh's ... late Contract [for the Farm thereof]

Date: January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 389-390


Minutes of Proceedings in the House of Lords, from January 17th to January 21st [1674]

Date: January 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 17-18


Petition of Edward Purcell, of Ballyfayle in the county of Kilkenny, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January? 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 674

Document type: Original

Recites his Grace's possession at the time of the King's happy restoration of a townland called Killcouleeneduff, in the barony of Fassagh-Dynen, and county of Kilkenny, to which [under the Acts of Settlement & Explanation for Ireland] petitioner claims to be restorable. ...

States also that petitioner is without relatives, & that should he die without issue, he will "confirm his whole estate upon his Grace & his heirs for ever". ...

Prays restoration to the lands aforesaid.


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the appointment of various persons to places under the Board of Greencloth

Date: January-February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 68v-69v

Document type: Breviates (six entries)


Prayers upon occasion of the Public Fast-Day, in London, February 4, 1674, NS

Date: 4 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265, fol(s). 18-19

[By Sir Leoline Jenkins.]


The King to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 91-92

Document type: Certified Copy; endorsed by Ormond

Recites letters of precedent date for the payment, out of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, to Roger, Earl of Orrery, of a sum of £4,000; and also that the Earl aforesaid hath not as yet received that sum, or any part thereof. ...

Adds further directions in respect to the payment so commanded.


Prayers upon occasion of negotiations for a Treaty of Peace

Date: 17/27 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265, fol(s). 10-11

[By Sir Leoline Jenkins?]


Notes in relation to the pending negotiations; with the heading: "The General Peace how little probable"

Date: 17/27 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265, fol(s). 14

[By Sir Leoline Jenkins.]


Sir William Dugdale, Garter, to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Blythe Hall

Date: 19 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 536

Document type: Holograph

Has received the old Writings sent by his Lordship; hopes they may still be in time to be of use [to his Baronage] though "all my Copy relating to the Families of 'Hastings', 'Moels' and 'Botreaux', is in the Printer's hands. ... That which concerns 'Moleyns' & 'Hungerford' will come in my 2nd Volume ... now in hand". The like is the case with what concerns Lord Derby's family. Dean of Salisbury's proffered narrative about siege of Latham House will be acceptable.


Notes by John Rushworth, upon the circumstances, and the witnesses, of a Contested Will, made by a Person unnamed

Date: 26 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 635

Document type: The endorsement of date is apparently in the hand of Lord Huntingdon


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 27 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning various matters of estate & finance.


A List of the Companies, of sixty Soldiers apiece, ordered to embark for Ireland

Date: 28 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 526

Document type: Original


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 28 February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423

Document type: Extract; in Carte's hand

Expresses the writer's joy at the conclusion of Peace, and his hope to see Lord Ossory in Holland.


The Test of the House of Peers February 1673

Date: February 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 781

Document type: In Lord Wharton's hand; with a note added by him at a subsequent time


Colonel Fairfax to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Orleans

Date: 1/10 March [so in MS.] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 97

Document type: Holograph

Asks him to assure the Duke of Lord Derby's welfare. Has received Mr Gascoigne's letter of February 7, with its enclosure.


[Regrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of Tipperary [of three several fairs, and one weekly market, to Erasmus Smith, esquire]

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 5 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy

[Regrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of Tipperary [of three several fairs, and one weekly market, to Erasmus Smith, esquire, to be by him kept and held in the town of Tipperary; reciting the acceptance of a surrender of a former grant of like tenor, bearing date 15 October, 22 Car. II 1670].


Memorandum concerning a Bill of Exchange, drawn by the Duke of Ormond upon Captain George Mathew

Date: 12 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 69v


Adam Loftus to Ormond

Written from: Rathfurnam

Date: 16 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 232

Document type: Holograph

Is prevented, by a severe family affliction, from having the pleasure of waiting upon the Duke.

Gives some details of service against poachers and freebooters, in the County of Wicklow; and notices other incidents in the state of that county.


Sir Gilbert Talbot to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Has had the favour of His Grace's letter of 13th inst.

Ventures to forestall better intelligence, by hazarding the conjecture that Lord Shaftesbury's motive for publishing his opinion about the meeting of Parliament is a waspish resentment of the loss of the Great Seal. As to his attack on Lord Halifax, it has had much provocation. That Lord has often greeted Shaftesbury as 'Little Sincerity' before the King.


Colonel Fairfax to Ormond

Written from: Saumur

Date: 17 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 93

Document type: Holograph

Describes Lord Derby's journey to Fontainebleau and Orleans, and thence, down the Loire, to Saumur. His Lordship does not seem to like Saumur much; nor does the writer think there is much reason to like it; "it being a very melancholy place; and little to be learned" there.


Derby to Ormond

Written from: Saumur [MS. reads "Somer"]

Date: 17 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 95

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for recommending Mr Fairfax to be the writer's companion and friend. They agree well.


Speech, in Council, of Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning certain Petitions presented from the City of Dublin

Date: 19 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 283

Document type: Contemporary Report


Colonel Fairfax to Ormond

Written from: Saumur

Date: 19/29 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 99

Document type: Holograph

Thinks it will be well that the travellers should move towards Lyons, before the hot weather comes, of which Lord Derby has a dread.

Has drawn upon the Duke for £100 sterling; some increase of expenses at Paris having been found unavoidable.


An unsigned Memorandum of Occurrences in the City of Dublin, upon occasion of certain petitions for the reform of its Corporation

Date: 20 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 284

Document type: Original


Petition of John Dassy, Nathaniel Hoyle, Thomas Palmer, John Godfrey, and John Marriott, clerks, of the Diocese of Cashel, in the county of Tipperary

Date: [circa 20 March] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 97v

Document type: Copy

Have for some years past faithfully & constantly served the cures of the several parishes named in an annexed Schedule "for which service, none of them received any satisfaction".

Pray for the grant of such allowance as is usual in the like case.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 97v

Document type: Copy

An Order upon this Petition directing (1) that Standish Hartstong esquire shall hear the petitioners thereupon, and examine the papers relating to the matter; (2) that the whole matter shall be reported to George Mathew esquire with the opinion "what is fit and just by law" for the Duke to do therein; and further empowering George Mathew aforesaid to carry the recommendations into effect. With a special instruction concerning "pretence to Book-Money".


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 23 March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423

Document type: Extract; in Carte's hand

The King's refusal to allow the writer to levy men in England for the service of the States-General, whilst allowing such levies to be made by France, is a slight offered to the States, & to the Prince, in the sight of Europe. ...


Notes, by Thomas Carte, concerning the encouragement given by the Duke of Ormond to the introduction of new manufactures into Ireland; March, 1674

Date: March 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 617

Document type: In Carte's hand

[Derived from information by E. Nelthrop.]


Petition of Edward Purcell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [March?] 1674?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 672

Document type: Original

Recites the tenour of his former Petition; and prays for his Grace's favourable consideration thereof.


A further Petition, of the aforesaid Edward Purcell, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [March?] 1674?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 676

Document type: Original

Complains of an assault committed upon Petitioner, by his Grace's porter, and prays for redress.


Memorandum concerning the lands called Killcoulenduff, in the county of Kilkenny; and the claim thereto of Edward Purcell, as restorable under provisions of the 'Act of Settlement'.

Date: [March?] 1674?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 670


An Establishment, or List, containing all the payments for military affairs, in Ireland, to be duly paid ... from the first day of April ... 1674

Date: 1 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 352v-353

Document type: Copy


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 6 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423

Document type: Extract; in Carte's hand

Asks Lord Ossory's good offices in assisting an Envoy sent to the King, with new entreaties for leave to raise men in England, for the service of the States-General. Thanks him for refusing on his, the Prince's, account, to accept service in France.


Captain John Baxter to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 8 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 678

Document type: Holograph

Reports the result of the writer's inquiries into the alleged title of Edward Purcell to be restored to certain lands in the Barony of Fassagh & County of Kilkenny.

Communicates, also, the copies of four indictments against the Claimant for various offences, of some of which he stands convicted; & of the examinations of various witnesses in the matters at issue; certified by the Clerk of the Crown. ...


Subjoins 1

A Collection of Indictments of Edward Purcell, accused of various offences, in the County of Kilkenny

Date: 20 July 1663; 1 January 1669; 11 March 1671

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 682; 686; 690

Document type: Copies


Subjoins 2

The Examination of Mary Cramer, wife of Tobias Cramer, esquire, and others [upon charges of riot and other misdemeanours against Edward Purcell]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22-23 January 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 682v-685

Document type: Certified Copies (five examinations)


Subjoins 3

The Examinations of Edward Purcell and others [upon like charges]

Written from: Kilkenny and Castlecomen

Date: 20-21 July 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 687-689

Document type: Copies (ten examinations)


Subjoins 4

The Examinations of Tobias Cramer & others [upon like charges, brought against Edward Purcell aforesaid]

Date: 23 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 691-693

Document type: Copies (four examinations)


Subjoins 5

The Information [and Deposition] of Balthasar Cramer [against Edward Purcell aforesaid]

Date: [11] March 1671

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 694

Document type: Copy


An Order upon the Petition of Thomas Page [to the Duke of Ormond], desiring the reducement of a Fine set upon him [in the Court of the Liberties and Regalities of Tipperary]

Date: 9 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 70v

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Sir Thomas Wharton

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 12 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy

About the middle of May, designs a voyage into Ireland ... where he intends to stay long enough to look into his affairs, & to recompense the trouble & charge of the removal of his whole family. ...


Derby to Ormond

Written from: Saumur

Date: 14 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 101-102

Document type: Holograph

Has received a letter from Lady Burlington, concerning Lord Athol's business. They press for an agreement, and as the writer hears, from Thomson, that His Grace is of the same mind, the writer willingly concurs; leaving it to the Duke to do what he thinks most fit; first, however, observing that Lord Athol used the writer's father very severely; abusing the generosity shewn towards him.

They are about to leave Saumur (a bad town, and "not a gentleman in it") for Rochelle.


Memorandum concerning a Bill of Exchange, drawn by the Duke of Ormond upon Captain George Mathew

Date: 15 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 69v


An Order [by the Duke of Ormond] upon the Petition of Thomas Bulmer and Edward Harrington, granting to the petitioners license to sue Sir Edmund Wyndham

Date: 30 April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 70v

Document type: Copy


Fragment of a Letter, or intended Letter, of the Duke of Ormond to the King [written shortly before his departure for Ireland, in June of this year]

Date: April? 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 303v

Document type: Copy, of a paper found at Kingston Hall after the Duke's death


An Establishment, or List, containing all the Payments for Military affairs in Ireland, to be duly paid by the hands of Our Commissioners of Our Treasury, Vice-Treasurer, & Treasurer-at-War, for the time being; to begin from the 1st day of April, 1674

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: April 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 620-621

Document type: Official Copy


Notes of the life of Sir John Davys

Date: 2 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 62, fol(s). 590-591

Document type: Original

[Apparently, compiled by direction of Sir John Davys' daughter & heir, Lucy, countess of Huntingdon.]


Colonel Fairfax to Ormond

Written from: Rochelle

Date: 3 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 103

Document type: Holograph

At Nantes, M. Molac, governor of the town, and several of the gentry, entertained the travellers with much civility. A like reception was accorded by M. de Cadagne, the Governor of Saumur. There seems to be some alarm along this coast, lest there should be an inroad by the Dutch, and troops are collected to guard it.


Ormond to the Earl of Derby

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 7 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 117

Document type: Copy

Is glad to hear that his Lordship is satisfied with the service & conversation of the writer's cousin, Tom Fairfax. ... Has continued a treaty with Lord Athol for freeing the Earl as cheaply as may be from at least the disturbances which his pretensions may give. ... The honour of the Earl's family cannot but suffer, if a daughter of it should be put upon a stranger nobleman without any part of the portion he was assured of. ...


Petition of Sir George Lane, his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State in Ireland, to the King

Date: 13 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 188-190

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of the services rendered by Petitioner, in various offices, and of grants made to him in reward thereof. ...

Recites also particulars of the endeavours of Lord Ranelagh, as Farmer of the Revenue, & of Lord Robartes, when Lieutenant of Ireland, to annul his Majesty's said grants, and their consequent omission from the Civil List or 'Establishment' of Ireland; and prays his Majesty's order for redress. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of the King in Council, upon the Petition calendared above

Date: 13 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of Lord Latimer, Lord Treasurer of England, to the King, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 27 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 190v-191

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the King, in Council; upon the Petition of Sir George Lane, for payment of Petitioner's arrears of salary, as Secretary at War in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy


Fairfax to Ormond

Written from: Toulouse

Date: 20 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 105

Document type: Holograph

The progress of their journey has been without ill accident; but the writer could wish it had been with less charge. He hopes Lord Derby will make a very good husband, "and that time will let him see how glorious it will be for him to re-establish a family, almost lost".

In passing through the Protestant part of this country, the writer heard many complaints that "England takes not their part" as it ought, they think, to do.


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the swearing-in of various persons to places under the Board of Greencloth

Date: 20-24 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy and Breviates (four entries)


Report (under an Order of Reference by the King in Council) to his Majesty, upon the allegations contained in a Petition of Sir George Lane, his Majesty's Secretary of State for Ireland

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 24 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 101

Document type: Copy; Certified by Lord Arlington

Report (under an Order of Reference by the King in Council) to his Majesty, upon the allegations contained in a Petition of Sir George Lane, his Majesty's Secretary of State for Ireland. By Thomas, Lord Latimer [afterwards, Earl of Danby], Lord Treasurer of England.


Power of Attorney, by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, to Sir Stephen Fox, and Sir William Boreman, to ask and receive all fees, profits ... and advantages, of his said office of Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 24 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy


Ormond to [a person unnamed]

Written from: Clarendon House [London]

Date: 25 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 243

Document type: Original; signed [without address]

Has received his Correspondent's letter from Toulouse of 20th inst. Cannot supply him with any horses, being himself upon his Journey for Ireland; and the English Court and French Army together having "swept" off all horses available.

[Carte's Life of Ormond does not supply any information as to this letter.]

Note: The correspondent could be Colonel Thomas Fairfax - see MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 127


Ormond to [Colonel Thomas Fairfax?]

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 25 May 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 127

Document type: Copy; in the Duke's own hand

Is about to cross into Ireland, and can spare no horses for his correspondent's use.

Between the Court of England and the Army of France, the horse-market has been fairly swept. The Duke hopes that this letter may find his correspondent at Lyons.

[No names, whatever, are mentioned in this letter, and it is without address. The phrase: "For what concerns my Lord's affairs" appears to refer to the affairs of the young Lord Derby, to whom - about this time - Colonel Fairfax had become governor, in place of Mr James Forbes. Fairfax was a younger brother of Ferdinando, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron. Many of his letters occur in the Ormond papers and they are, almost uniformly, signed "Thomas", without surname.]


Ormond to Essex

Written from: Windsor

Date: 1 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 119

Document type: Copy

The authorities necessary to give effect to Sir Nicholas Armorer's resignation of the Deputy-Governorship of Duncannon to Colonel Roscannock have been expedited ... without any intention of declining his Excellency's jurisdiction. ...

... The gentleman now appointed has been long in the service of the Crown. ...


The King to Essex

Written from: Windsor

Date: 1 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 103-104

Document type: Copy

Recites the services of Sir George Lane, and his appointment to be his Majesty's Secretary of State in Ireland, in succession to Sir Paul Davys, deceased. ... Directs that he be also placed upon the Military Establishment of that Kingdom, as Secretary-at-War, with a stipend of 24s., sterling, a day.


The King to Essex

Written from: Windsor

Date: 1 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 192-193

Document type: Copy

Acquaints the Lord Lieutenant with the various recitals in the Petition of Sir George Lane, his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Ireland and in the Report made thereupon to his Majesty's by the Lord Treasurer of England. ...

Directs that order be given, in due form, for replacing the salaries of the said Sir George Lane upon the Establishment of Ireland, and for the payment of his arrears. ...


Ormond to Essex

Written from: Reading

Date: 2 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 120

Document type: Copy

Recommends the perfecting of the King's directions in favour of Sir George Lane - long defeated by the artifice and malice of Lord Ranelagh - to the Lord Lieutenant's favourable care. ...


Ormond to the Prince of Orange

Written from: Reading

Date: 2 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 122

Document type: Copy

The writer's kinsman, Lord Clare, is recommended to his Highness' favour as a person of birth and of merit, whose interest in his country is such that - if he had liberty for it - he would have been well followed into the Prince's service.


Ormond to Essex

Written from: Reading

Date: 2 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

The King's justice & favour to Sir George Lane having prevailed over the artifice & malice of Lord Ranelagh, so far as to restore to Sir George the profits belonging to his offices, his case is commended to the favourable consideration of the Lord Lieutenant. ...


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Bath

Date: 6 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 124

Document type: Copy

Not without some confusion on the writer's part, and a very discernable dissatisfaction on Lord Suffolk's part, they have come to an agreement that all will be well if the money due to the latter shall be put, by the beginning or middle of next month, into the hands of Mr Nelthrop for his Lordship's use. ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Bath

Date: 6 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 125

Document type: Copy

Encloses the letter of this day's date to Lord Kingston and adds some directions concerning the matter therein mentioned.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: Sheen

Date: 8 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph

The writer's journey [to the Hague] is likely to be pressed, on account of fresh complaints from the Prince of Orange, and the States, concerning the sending over of large numbers of recruits, from Scotland, for Lord Douglas' Regiment [now in the service of France] which they [the Dutch] regard as breach of Treaty.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Bath

Date: 13 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy

Sends the recommendation to Lord Arlington desired by Lane, but adds reasons for doubting whether or not it will be advisable to make use of it. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Bath

Date: 13 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 139

Document type: Copy

The answer received to Arran's proposal was such that it cannot, at present, be pressed further. ... If the Duke returns to the Parliament [of England], he expects to find an easy suit; but till then, no more is to be done in it. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Bath

Date: 13 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 194v

Document type: Copy

The good offices of the Earl are solicited on behalf of Sir George Lane, in order to obtain his Majesty's command for assigning the payment due to him upon some particular fund, lest the skill, or the influence at the Irish Treasury, of Lord Ranelagh, should render his Majesty's late commands ineffectual.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Bath

Date: 13 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 129

Document type: Copy

The justice and favour the King was pleased, at the Duke's instance, to do Sir George Lane are so little pleasing to Lord Ranelagh [the Duke's immediate successor in the Lieutenancy of Ireland; but only for a very brief term], that his Lordship will render them ineffectual if he can; unless the King be pleased to assign the payment "upon some particular fund"; for which end Lord Arlington's aid is solicited.


The King to Essex

Written from: Windsor

Date: 14 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 120-121

Document type: Copy

Directs the issue of warrants in due course for the payment by his Majesty's vice-treasurer of Ireland, of certain sums for ordnance & army stores, and for other items of expenditure, upon the military establishment of that Kingdom.


The King to Essex

Written from: Windsor

Date: 14 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 195-196

Document type: Copy

No addition is to be put upon the Irish Establishment, to make it exceed the sum undertaken to be paid by Lord Ranelagh [and partners, as Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland].

Directions are also given as to the payment of Warrants charged on the fund for the Marine Regiment.


Minutes of Votes and Proceedings in the House of Commons upon Thursday the June 15, 1674

Date: 15 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 640-641; 644

Document type: In a contemporary hand [misbound]

Minutes of Votes and Proceedings in the House of Commons upon Thursday the June 15, 1674, in relation to articles of Impeachment against Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington; with the Earl's speech in his defence and notes of his examination upon the Articles aforesaid.


Ormond to Lady Poyntz

Written from: Bath

Date: 17 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 129

Document type: Copy

But for the extent of his company would not have failed to visit her Ladyship & the place [Acton, in Gloucestershire] for which he has more kindness than for any other in England, & which he is sorry to find is in great danger of transfer to another name & family [Acton was sold by Lady Poyntz (according to Rudder) to Mr William Player, a few years after the date of this letter; Acton had then been in the Poyntz family, and those of its lineal ancestors, for six hundred years]. ... It is long since the writer advised his cousin, Lady Poyntz's son, to withdraw himself from projects & pursuits at Court and in London. ...


My Lord Duke [of Ormond]'s Cypher [in his Correspondence] with my Lord of Ossory

Date: 17 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 437-438

Document type: Original


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Bath

Date: 17 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 450

Document type: Copy

... To-morrow, the writer removes hence towards his ship, which has lain almost a fortnight ready for him at Minehead. ... Lord Ossory promises to take pains to look over some of the papers left in Sir R. Southwell's custody, but his performance cannot be depended upon, unless Sir Robert shall call upon him.

... Is able to make little or no remarks on the temper of people, in this place of more than ordinary concourse. Good cheer, bowling, carding, and dancing has been the business. God send us cause to continue innocently merry! ...


Ossory to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Windsor

Date: 24 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy

Esteems himself obliged to Lord Essex's sense of justice, for letting him know of certain misrepresentations [upon matters affecting the government of Ireland], mentioned to the writer by Sir Arthur Forbes.

On what relates to Sir Maurice Eustace, Lord Ossory will make no remark. As to recommendations for Commissions in the Army of Ireland, he cannot charge his memory with having spoken [i.e. to the King] for any one man, in that particular, since Lord Essex entered upon his office.


Grant, by the King, under the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster, of the Seneschalty of the Honour of Tutbury, in the counties of Derby and Stafford, to James, Duke of Ormond; together with the office of Constable of the Castle of Tutbury, & Lieutenant of the Forest of Needwood

Date: 26 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 480

Document type: Breviate


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy

Direction is to be given to the Lord Ranelagh, & to other the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, for the payment of a sum of £500, to Henry Coventry esquire, his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State, on account of the expenses of his journey from Ireland.


Sir George Lane to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 171-172

Document type: Original; written in duplicate (the Duke being then upon his journey to Ireland from Bath)

Mentions various personal and family affairs. Has refrained from pressing his claims for arrears of pay, until further direction shall come from His Grace. Apprises the Duke that Sir Robert Hamilton has had a gift of £500 for his services to the Irish Commission, and is made Secretary to the Board of Trade in Ireland. Gives particulars of a Patent which has been granted to Lord Westmeath and Sir Patrick Barnewall. Adds that Lord Arran has had his audience of leave at Hampton Court, and is on his way to Ireland.


Sir George Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: Nenagh

Date: 29 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 107

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Colonel Walter Henry to assure the Duke of the writer's affection, and sense of obligation to His Grace.


The Particulars of Such Sums [for public services, civil and military, in Ireland] as are allowed, at [read "by"] the Auditors, to be paid out of the Year's value

Date: 30 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 546

Document type: Original; apparently in Lane's hand


The Account of Payments (out of the Year's Value [of certain Lands in Ireland]), to meriting persons; as it is allowed in the Auditor's Accounts

Date: 30 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 776

Document type: Copy; the title cited is from the endorsement; words within brackets excepted


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 109

Document type: Holograph

The news of the Duke's renewed residence in Ireland transports with joy all who hear of it. Now, people begin once more to hope for good in Ireland.

The writer is making all haste to satisfy Lord Suffolk. Between this town and Munster, he "shall find enough to discharge that debt".


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 111

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Duke's return to Ireland. Regrets that Sir George Lane is like to reap no fruit by that favour the Duke obtained in his behalf from the King. A subsequent letter, from Mr Secretary Coventry, prohibits the Lord Lieutenant "to make any addition to the Establishment ... because the present [charge] ... equals Lord Ranelagh's annual undertaking".


Richard Bellings to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 113

Document type: Holograph

Hopes, when the press of congratulations shall have diminished, to submit to His Grace the first book of the History of the late War in Ireland, "to be returned, with such notes as His Grace may be pleased to make upon it".


A Selection of Particulars, extracted from the "Petition of the Farmers of the great branches of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland"; and addressed to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [June] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 77

Document type: Without date or signature


Ormond to Pepys

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy

Captain Penn's care was much contributory to the Duke's safe & quick passage over sea. His officers too merit much commendation.


Ormond to Mr Clerke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 131

Document type: Copy

Within twenty hours of setting sail, the Duke and his retinue reached Waterford river. Mr Nelthorpe merits punctual payment [in MS.: "to be punctually complied with"].

Thinking it probable that he shall winter in Ireland, the Duke is making due preparation for seasonable divertisements. It is for hawking that arrangements here are most defective. It will be well to make trial, once again, "whether Robin Squire may not be prevailed upon to come over, with good hawks and dogs, upon the old account". Failing that, Squire must be desired to send over a good falconer and assistant. They will have more work than in England, but live at less charge.


Sir William Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 83

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Congratulations on his Grace's safe arrival in Ireland.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: [2 July] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 452-453

Document type: Holograph

Sir Arthur Forbes has gone to Bath, whence he will probably depart for Ireland, it being likely that he will be stationed with the Army in the North, "so as to have an eye towards Scotland - the dissatisfaction in that country being, they say, very great".

Has conferred with Sir Robert Southwell about the arrangement of the papers delivered to him by the Duke's order. It will be a work of time, to put them into such a method as Sir Robert designs.

Sir Stephen Fox has been friendly in the writer's affairs at Court. The lodgings at Whitehall are almost finished; when the Duke comes over, he will, the writer hopes, find a convenient small apartment, at his orders, "notwithstanding my Lady Cleveland's having taken our kitchen"; so that another had to be built.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 84

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Duke's arrival in Ireland. ... Adds an expression of regret that the business of the term detains the writer [as Chancellor] in Dublin, and so prevents him, at present, from waiting upon his Grace at Kilkenny.


Colonel Richard Grace to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 87

Document type: Original

Asks the Duke's favourable recommendation of the writer's pending suit, at the Council Board in Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant.


Encloses:

Lords of the Council in England to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 3 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy [eleven signatures]

Desire that due inquiry be made, at the Council Board, into the particulars of a pending suit, under the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland, between Mr John Vaughan and Colonel Richard Grace, whose petition is herewith communicated; and that report be made to the Council in England thereupon. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

Lord Aungier carried with him into Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant, the letter of June 9th, under the Signet, which the Duke was pleased to obtain from the King, on the writer's behalf. But before that letter could be delivered, the Lieutenant received from the King another letter, dated on the 14th June, which his Excellency "conceives to be a countermand of the former directions". ...

In this defeat of his expectations, it is to his Grace, only, that the writer can resort for relief & redress. ...


Encloses:

Petition of Sir George Lane, his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State, in his Kingdom of Ireland, to the King

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 98-99

Document type: Copy

States arrears of salary, due to Petitioner, as Secretary-at-War in Ireland. ...

Prays his Majesty's commands for payment of the same.


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 111

Document type: Holograph

Expresses the hope that His Grace will not omit to visit Dublin, during his present residence in Ireland; and solicits the honour of receiving the Duke in his, the writer's, house, as an addition to many former favours.


Massareene to Sir George Lane

Written from: Antrim, in Ulster

Date: 4 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 125-126

Document type: Holograph

Asks the favour of an intimation as to the stay of the Duke of Ormond at Kilkenny, that the writer may have the honour of waiting upon His Grace; and also solicits permission to see a book, formerly sent to the Duke by Lord Donegal.


Note relating to a book compiled by Arthur Chichester [Earl of Donegal], under the title Insignatae Retrogradationes Ultoniae

Date: July 1666

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 127


Agents of Sir George Lane to the Clerk of the Signet, at Dublin

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 123

Document type: Copy

Desire the entry of a Caveat against the passing of any Letters-patent, to the prejudice of certain pending claims for money due to Sir G. Lane, as Secretary of State & Secretary-at-War in Ireland.


Ormond to Essex

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 6 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 131

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Pays the respect due to his Excellency's place & person, by reporting his arrival in Ireland - where the government is now placed as the writer could wish it; which for a long time he has been unable to say. ...


Ormond to James Clarke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy

Directs the taking of the opinion of Sir William Jones his Majesty's Solicitor General [of England], upon the question hereunder stated.


Enclosure 1

Question [concerning the power of a Seneschal of Courts Leet and Courts Baron to act by delegation]

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

State of the Case concerning a seneschal [appointed by the Duke of Ormond], making a Deputy

Date: 4 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 134-135

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

Whether the writer's removal to this Kingdom will so advantage his private affairs, as he was led to believe, may be doubted. But he is sure there was no need of him on the other side. He already finds that he is not unwelcome to some here, of which he has received no more satisfactory instance than in the Archbishop's letter. ...


Ormond to Aungier

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy

Has resolved to pay a visit to the Lord Lieutenant. If he should not go to Lord Aungier's city, he hopes it will not be interpreted as a disrespect to the place, but rather as a further testimony of the writer's affection to it. ...


A Fair Copy of the Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Essex, calendared above (MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 131)

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 138


Earl of Essex to Ormond

Written from: Phoenix Park

Date: 8 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Duke, on his arrival in Ireland. Hopes for the advantage of his advice upon public business.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 119

Document type: Holograph

Asks the Duke to honour St Sepulchre's with his residence, during his stay in Dublin; and to pardon its incommodities.


Richard Balton, Nicholas Ward, and others, Tenants of the Duke of Ormond, in the county of Mayo, to Captain Mathew

Written from: Borishoull

Date: 9 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy

Communicate some particulars of robberies committed upon about sixty persons, on their return from the fair of Ballyhaine, in Mayo.


Debenture, for the salary, upon the Irish Establishment, of Sir George Lane, Baronet, as Principal Secretary of State for Ireland

Date: 10 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 195

Document type: Certified Copy


Another and further Debenture, to like effect

Date: 10 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 196

Document type: Certified Copy


The King to Essex

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 10 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 196-198

Document type: Copy

The contents, on behalf of Sir George Lane, of his Majesty's letter of June 1st are to be pursued and observed, notwithstanding his Majesty's subsequent letter of June 14th, or any clause therein, by which the King "never did intend to stop or obstruct his said letter of June 1st, in favour of ... Sir George Lane". ...


License, by the Duke of Ormond, Chancellor of the University of Dublin, for the absence during two years of Henry Stiles, Doctor of Laws, and Senior Fellow of Trinity College; pursuant to Letters of his Majesty, bearing date 15 July 1672

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 10 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 72

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Date: 13 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 243-244

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the relative positions of the forces, under the Prince of Orange and the Prince of Condé respectively. ...

Sir Robert Carr is very busy to get the Duke of Buckingham out of the Chancellorship of Cambridge and the Duke of Monmouth in his place. The King, he says, is well inclined to it, and the University likely to "comply with the least motion of that kind". ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 140

Document type: Copy

The Duke has written to Mr Secretary Coventry on the subject of Sir G. Lane's letter of 4th inst, and sends a copy. ... There remains nothing, for the case, but patience, of which the writer will be as much in need as Sir George - though the pecuniary loss is his.


Ormond to Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 141

Document type: Copy

Particulars of Sir George Lane's claims on the Irish Exchequer, for the salary of the offices granted to him for life; and of the reports heretofore made to the King, affirmatory of the justice of those claims.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy

Communicates some particulars of the writer's voyage and of his plans. ...

With all the Duke's saving, by living in Ireland, Ossory will find the estate, when it shall come to be his, very inconveniently incumbered, unless he shall free himself from his present debt, and live within the compass of his income. ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 130

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir George's letters of June 29th and July 2nd. Some of Lord Ossory's friends are impatient for his return to Ireland, lest his interests suffer injury by his absence. The Duke does not share this alarm. Has written to Lord Clarendon, but as yet is without reply.

In the matter of Sir George Lane's affair at the Treasury, the Duke will do what may be within his power to ensure the proper fruit of the King's justice towards Lane.


Essex to [Arran?]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 128

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Lordship's letter of June 24. There is nothing in Ireland, "be it never so small, but endeavours are used to get recommendations out of England for it; which", adds the writer, "I cannot but look upon as a great imposition upon the Governor"; whose proper influence & authority it necessarily weakens.


Earl of Baltimore to Ormond

Written from: Muswell Hill

Date: 16 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 89

Document type: Holograph

The writer's thanks are returned for favours shewn to the writer's nephew, Edmund Butler, whose claim to certain land - "which Colonel Vernon ... had got into his Patent" - is stated & recommended.


Ormond to Donegal

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy

At the importunity of the writer's son, Lord John Butler [afterwards Earl of Gowran - who died in 1677], he renews a former trouble given to the Earl of Donegal, by inquiry if the state of his Lordship's affairs be such as that a treaty [of marriage with one of the Earl's daughters] may be admitted? If they are, the Earl shall be attended by a person duly empowered. ...


Ormond to the Earl of Donegal

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 591

Document type: Copy

Desires to know from the Earl ... "whether the state of his affairs is such as that a treaty may be admitted" for a match betwixt the Earl's daughter [Lady Anne Chichester] & the writer's son John [afterwards Earl of Gowran]. [The marriage so proposed was made. Lady Gowran afterwards married Francis, Earl of Longford.] ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy

In a very few days after the grant, by the King, of Sir George Lane's suit, a letter is contrived which absolutely frustrates the King's justice & favour to Sir George. ...

If Mr Coventry will allow Sir George the opportunity of informing him of all the circumstances, he will find that, in this instance, the King's bounty was given for long & faithful service. ...


Dr John Fell to Ormond

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: 21 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 238

Document type: Holograph

The accompanying History of the University of Oxford begs for a reception in his Grace's Library, as a testimony of the University's concern, not only to stand related to his patronage, but to have a reception under his roof, and be part of his Grace's family. ...

Has taken the best care he can of the sons of the Lord Bishop of Cork, whom his Grace was pleased to recommend.


Mr Reynolds to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 227 and 236

Document type: Original

Sends a list of "Remonstrants". Notices that the titles [in the Roman Hierarchy and Orders] of these persons respectively are set forth in certain books of "Mr P[eter] W[alsh]", which he proceeds to indicate.


Petition of Edmund Butler to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 July] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 72v

Document type: Copy

Is tenant to his Grace in the town and lands of Ballymartin, in the county of Tipperary, whereof a certain acreage though charged to petitioner, was "always hitherto enjoyed by others".

Prays for inquiry; for examination of a survey already made by Mr Edmund Kent; and for such relief, in the premises, as may be thought fit.


Annexed:

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Theobald Mathew

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 24 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 72v

Document type: Copy

With special instructions.


Petition of Thomas Tobin to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 21 July] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy

Recites his appointment by his Grace's Commissioners to be Overseer of Woods in the Manor of Rosecrea ... and a subsequent appointment of Captain Hutcheson, by his Grace's order, to the same office. Alleges that Hutcheson has committed great waste in the woods; and prays for an inquiry.


Annexed:

An Order of Reference of this Petition to John Walsh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 24 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy

With instructions to restore the petitioner to his employment, if any grant of it had been made.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 146

... It is now found - notwithstanding Lord Tyrone's confident denials in public courts & under his hand - that there was a feoffment made by Fitzgerald of Dromany, and that Lord Ossory is the first trustee ... Tyrone himself being another. ...

This writing has been concealed so long, that the young lady [Miss Fitzgerald] is now near of age to choose her own guardian. ... If free to choose a husband ... surely she would rather take the Earl of Kildare ... than the Lord Power. ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy

Further details concerning the writer's endeavours on Sir George Lane's behalf; and also concerning agreements, made soon after the King's restoration, with the Corporations of Cork & Waterford ... for the relinquishment, to the Duke, of certain pretensions in respect of prize-wines. ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 199

Document type: Copy

... By the letter to Mr Coventry it will be seen how far the Duke makes Sir George Lane's affair his own. ... He has taken occasion to shew Mr Harbord (the Lord Lieutenant's Secretary) that he looks upon the thing as a contest between Lord Ranelagh & himself - who has most interest in the King's favour; who the advantage of service, justice, honour, & the King's engagement, on his side. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 93

Document type: Holograph

Lord Massarene has written a letter of inquiry respecting a MS. book lent to the Duke, by the Earl of Donegal, which letter is herewith transmitted. ...

Some particulars are added of certain grants of profits in Ireland, obtained by Lord Ranelagh. ...


Captain John Dawson to Ossory

Written from: On board the Novice

Date: 24 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 105

Document type: Original

Reports some naval incidents at Messina; & other occurrences, during the writer's voyage, in the ship Novice, from Smyrna to Leghorn.

PS.: Has some wine, both Smyrna & Florence, which, the writer hopes, will keep for Lord Ossory's use.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 107

Document type: Holograph

Mr Secretary Coventry tells the writer that he will shortly write to the Duke, at Kilkenny. in the meantime, he wishes his Grace to be apprised that the King has given order to stop the Commission which was procured for Lord Orrery. ... "My Lord Treasurer, who is said to have procured it, looks upon himself as abused."


A Warrant, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Sir Abraham Yarner, his Majesty's Muster-Master-General, for the placing of the Salary of Sir George Lane as Secretary-at-War in that Kingdom, upon the military establishment thereof

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


[A Warrant] by the [Earl of Essex] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury of that Kingdom, for payment of the Salary of Sir George Lane, Baronet, Principal Secretary of State, as Secretary-at-War]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 173

Document type: Endorsed, as received by the Duke (to whom it is addressed at Kilkenny) "9 August", and that Advices of "foreign news, from July 1674 to March, 1675", accompanied it; with seal of arms

For want of time is obliged to let the Duke know what is passing [at Court?], by enclosing to His Grace "the fowle" [i.e. the rough draught] of a Letter, just sent to Mr Harbord. Lord Ossory is at Bath and will have the discomfort of having his Commission stopped. "If it had gone glib it would have happily influenced the levying of the lapse-money" ... and "Mr Sheridan's project of a Staple of Wool" might have had happy execution.


Ormond to Sir William Petty

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copy

Recommends Mr Macfinnin, as a person of more than ordinary merit, who deserves any good offices that may reasonably be shewn to him.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 454

Document type: Holograph

Has had news of the Duke's visit to Dublin, and of the satisfaction it gave to his friends.

The King has granted to Lord Orrery, as General in Munster, the largest Commission which has ever passed into a Patent; his powers taking away all authority from the Lord Lieutenant, unless he be present, in person, within the Province.


A Writer, not herein named [and unknown to Carte (Index, 2, 34)], to [Sir George Lane]

Written from: [London]

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 136

Document type: Original

The Duke's reception at Dublin "ought to make those ashamed who represent him as not beloved in that Kingdom". Adds: "My Lord Chamberlain [St Albans] ... demanded, at his going off, a better gratuity than the King is willing to give him", a circumstance which leaves the writer in present uncertainty, as to his own change of place.


Deed of Appointment, by the Duke of Ormond, of Edward Jones, M.A., as his Grace's Chaplain Extraordinary

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 75

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Lord Dunboyne

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 75v

Document type: Copy

The Dowager Lady Dunboyne has acquainted the writer "with the meanness of her condition, by reason of her not receiving, out of the estate which [the now Lord Dunboyne] enjoys, the dues properly belonging to her, as widow" of the late Baron. ... It is desired that Lord Dunboyne will take a speedy care that her Ladyship "may receive such allowance ... as she could really have claimed, had her husband ... lived to be seized of what, by his Majesty's bounty ... was intended for him".


Petition of Richard Butler, of Ballynehenry, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 25 July] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy

Recites that, "pursuant to his Grace's advice", petitioner has purchased Captain John Gilleard's interest in certain lands [in the county of Tipperary] and is now in possession thereof. ...

Prays an order for the examination of certain papers, in order to the perfecting of a lease of the lands aforesaid.


Annexed 1

The state of Richard Butler (of Ballynehenry)'s case [containing a narrative of transactions concerning the lands of Ballynehenry, from the year 1638, to the present date]

Date: [July] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 74r-v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

An Order of Reference of this Petition, and of the accompanying statement to Mr Standish Hartstong

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 74v

Document type: Copy


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Little Chelsea

Date: 28 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 109-110

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further details concerning the writer's claims upon the Treasury of Ireland; and concerning other personal & family affairs.

Adds at great length an account of pensions [for Lord Berkeley, Lord Inchiquin, Mr Laurence Hyde, & others; Lane adds extracts from the grants & letters patent], "procured" from the King, and charged upon the Revenue of Ireland, in the year 1671, and subsequent years. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 456-457

Document type: Holograph

Upon some discourse with the King, concerning the writer's own affairs - wherein His Majesty promised his assistance - an opportunity presented itself of shewing the Duke's letter. The King read it attentively, & bade Lord Ossory say that if affairs needed the Duke's coming over, he should receive timely notice.


A News-letter, addressed to a Person unnamed

Date: 29 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 177

Position of the Duke of Monmouth. Pending measures as to the relief of the Clothiers of England, and as to Mr Sheridan's Project of a Staple of Wool in Ireland. Expectations at Court of a change in the Lord High Treasurership and of a re-modelling of the office &c.


Petition of Walter Bourke, of Burres, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 29 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 73v

Document type: Copies

Prays for an extension of time for payment of certain moneys, due to his Grace, under circumstances stated. With the Order prayed for.


Petition of Edmund Donelan to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 29 July 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 73v-74

Document type: Copies

To like effect, in respect of arrears of rent, for land held from the Duke upon a lease lately surrendered; with prayer for an abatement; and with the Order prayed for.


James Kearney to Ormond

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 3 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 113

Document type: Holograph

A report of proceedings at the Assizes at Clonmel, and also of proceedings by the "Commissioners of reducement".


Piers Butler to Ormond

Date: [circa 3 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 115

Document type: Original

Particulars of the result of some inquiries into the Duke's title to the lands of Ruskagh & to some other lands adjacent; inherited from Thomas, Earl of Ormond.


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 364

Document type: Holograph

Entreats the Duke to read carefully the copy, now transmitted, of a letter addressed to the Lord Lieutenant [on the affairs of the Remonstrant Franciscans of Ireland]; and seriously to consider "of the sad Condition of those unfortunate men", for whom the writer pleads.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Little Chelsea

Date: 4 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 117-118

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars concerning the writer's suit for arrears of salary, as Secretary-at-War in Ireland. ...

Reports the results of a search made amongst the Duke's papers for certain deeds and documents relating to his Grace's royalty of Prize-Wines. ...


Encloses:

Aungier to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 June 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 119

Document type: Extract

At an audience of the Lord Lieutenant, concerning Sir George Lane's claims, as Secretary-at-War, his Excellency told the writer that he had received from the King "a general direction not to put upon the Establishment any additional payment; notwithstanding any directions already received, or ... hereafter to be received".


[Memorial of Father Peter Walsh to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]

Written from: London

Date: 4 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 252-255

Document type: Copy

Submits to the Lord Lieutenant a copy of the writer's History and Vindication of the loyal Formulary; or Irish Remonstrance ... presented to the King in 1661. ...

Adds, at great length, an account of the subsequent proceedings and dissensions relating to the Remonstrance aforesaid.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 7 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

Some difference has arisen between Colonel Vernon and the Duke about Ruskagh and some other lands, of the Duke's title to which the bearer Mr Butler has the evidences.

It would be well to propose to Vernon a settlement by the arbitration of two impartial persons.


Petition of Thomas Butler (late of Keappagh, in the County of Tipperary), to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 8 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's losses, by improvements & otherwise, in his farm of Keappagh; and prays a reference thereupon to Captain Mathew, in order to petitioner's relief.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Captain George Mathew

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report by George Mathew, upon the circumstances under which petitioner fell into arrears of rent; and also upon the alienation of his lease by sale

Date: 8 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

A further Petition of Thomas Butler, as aforesaid, with an Order of Abatement made thereupon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90v

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 8 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 458

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of July 22nd. As soon as the Report concerning Mr Fitzgerald comes from Ireland, the writer will do his best in the discharge of the trust reposed in him.

There seems to be no news from the Armies worth the writing about, except it be that the Elector Palatine sent a challenge to Turenne to fight a duel, for having burned the Electorate. The answer returned was that the Marshal gave no orders for burning, and was the Elector's humble servant. To a like challenge from another German Prince, Turenne replied that he was ready to fight a duel - with 20,000 seconds on each side - whenever the Prince pleased.


Petition of William Connell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 9 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 76v

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's faithful service to the Crown, as a soldier in his Grace's own troop; and also the grant to him by the Duke of certain hereditaments, in the city of Kilkenny, upon lease for three lives. ... Prays for license to renew a life dropped, paying a year's rent in consideration of every such renewal.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition, directing "that, for the present, another name, such as Mr Connell shall nominate, be added to the lease he has, in lieu of his son lately deceased"

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 76v

Document type: Copy


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 10 August 1674 [N.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 111-112

Document type: Holograph

The State and people here are very desirous of Peace, but they are so bound by treaty, by honour, & by gratitude, to the House of Austria that they cannot think of anything separate from them. Besides, their thoughts are wholly turned upon the success of the present conjuncture, both in the Siege of Grave, & in the action of the Confederate Army. ...

Believes that [in some points] "the Prince of Orange is with the Spaniards; is pleased with the command of so great an army, and [with] the hopes of glory, either by a war or [by] better terms upon a Peace. Besides, his power and honour grow by the War." ...

"The Confederate army seems master of the field, at this time; yet they have, methinks, but hard games to play; which are either to attack an army of 40,000 men, with such a General as ... Condé ... encamped with all advantage ... or, else, to form a siege, or march into France." ...


Petition of Ellen, Lady Dowager of Dunboyne [in MS.: "Downboyne"], to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 10 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy

Recites the grant to petitioner by the Duchess of Ormond of a parcel of land called Keappaghdroma, near to Slieve-na-man [in MS.: "Slyeveneman"] [in the County of Tipperary] at a rent of £5 per annum, which Captain Mathew has since raised to £9. Prays for an Order of abatement, & for remission of arrears.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition, that Lady Dunboyne shall hold the land recited at one half of the present rent, and that one half of the arrears shall be remitted

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy


Report of Theobald Mathew

Date: 11 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 79v-80

Document type: Copies

Report of Theobald Mathew [by an error of the copyist this report is signed, Theobald "Butler"] to the Duke of Ormond, upon a Petition of Edmund Butler of Ballymurreen, to him referred. Together with a further order of reference to Mr John Grace, on some points of law arising thereupon.


Robert Leigh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 130

Document type: Holograph

Is prevented from having the honour to wait upon His Grace by attendance at the Assizes in King's County.

Letters of August 1st say that Lord Arlington has received the White-Staff, and that Sir Joseph is made Secretary of State.


Petition of Joan Cantwell, widow of Piers Cantwell, to the Duchess of Ormond

Date: [circa 11 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 77

Document type: Copy

Prays for continuance to petitioner of a pension of forty shillings a year granted by her Grace to petitioner's deceased husband.


Annexed:

An Order, upon this Petition, that the Pension recited shall be continued to petitioner during pleasure

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 14 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 77

Document type: Copy


Petition of Matthew Hogan, and of eight other prisoners in the Gaol of Clonmel, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 11 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 77v

Document type: Copy

Recite the circumstances under which the petitioners, severally, were convicted of various offences; pray, as to certain of the petitioners, for his Grace's pardon, three of them being pardonable by law, as their conviction was of manslaughter by misfortune; and as respects the petitioner Thomas Raftbury, for remission of the penalty of a forfeited recognizance, on account of which he has been imprisoned during fourteen years.


Annexed 1

A List of Persons convicted at several Assizes at Clonmel, with the Causes of Conviction; who now petition for their pardon

Date: [August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 78v-79

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to Sir William Davys, Judge of the Court of the Regalities of Tipperary

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 14 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 77v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Report by Sir William Davys upon the case of each of the Prisoners named in the above Petition and Schedule

Date: 15 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy


Annexed 4

Warrant by the Duke of Ormond for the passing of Letters Patent, containing his Grace's Pardon of Matthew Hogan, Thady O'Kearne, Edmund Gibbon, Edmund Cormoch, and John Brenock, five of the petitioners above-named

Date: 17 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 78v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 152


Ormond to James Clarke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy

The treaty [about hawks] betwixt Squire & Clarke must end. ... Nelthrop's correspondent was paid his August £1,000, on the day. It is hoped that the rest of the Duke's payments to him will be made as punctually. Lord Berkeley & Mr Brouncker must be asked to have patience until about Michaelmas. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy

Observations on some official pretensions of the Earl of Orrery concerning Munster; and on the personal position of the writer.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 155

Document type: Copy

... Although the Commission intended for Lord Orrery at a time of day when he had so long since laid down his Presidency [of Munster] is of an extraordinary nature ... yet the manner of carrying it, so far as it went, seems to the Duke more new & extraordinary [still]. He does not wonder that Tipperary was comprehended, since he himself pretends to no military authority ... there. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 199

Document type: Copy

Mr Coventry's kindness to Sir George Lane (who will give the writer leave to put it upon his account) gives occasion for thanks, instead of importunity. ... But those who intended, by an obscure stratagem, to disappoint Lane of the King's bounty, will be not the less but the more desirous to find new inventions to compass their ends. ...


A Warrant, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom, for the payment of the Salary of Sir George Lane, Principal Secretary of State

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy


William, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of the United Provinces [afterwards King William III] to the States General

Written from: Head-Quarters near Berghen in Hennegau

Date: 14 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 178-179

Document type: Secret; a translation, made for the Duke of Ormond immediately after date; and received August 31

Describes recent military events. The late engagements have been indecisive. But it may be truly said that we remained longer in the field than did the enemy ... whose sole advantage over us is the taking of our baggage. The losses on both sides have been extraordinary.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 464

Document type: Holograph

Encloses an account of military events in Flanders.

In the event of the Duke of Ormond not having promised to lend his house at Newmarket, during the residence of the Court there, the writer would be glad of permission to use it.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 134

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the result of some correspondence held with the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant, upon the subject of the disposal of the arrears due to soldiers of the Army in Ireland, dead, or disbanded. Notices also some correspondence with Lord Ranelagh.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 124

Document type: Holograph

Forwards a letter for his Grace [from Sir William Temple], which contains some particulars of the late battle between the Confederate Armies, & the French.


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 18 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 361-362

Document type: Holograph

Letters have come to the present writer informing him that the now Internuncio, Falconieri, has notified the decision come to at Rome in the matter of Father Harold, who is to be confined to Brussels or to Bothendal; and is by no means to be permitted, for the present, to return to Ireland.

Adds some further particulars relating to the affairs and treatment of "Remonstrant" Franciscans.


Petition of Robert Shea [in MS.: "Sheea"] (Fitzwilliam) to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 80r-v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner, in former times, was possessed of Grace's Castle in Kilkenny, with the place of Gaoler there; but in the Usurper's time was turned out. For many years after, the High Sheriffs of the County possessed it, "without any control", until, upon petitioner's discovery of it as a concealment from the Duke of Ormond, his Grace recovered the same and replaced petitioner there, as his tenant, at a rent of £5 per annum.

Petitioner discharged the office of Gaoler "until that Harvey Morris, in his shrievalty, pretended that the Castle & Gaol belonged to the County ... and turned him out" ... the said Morris afterwards becoming tenant to the Duke at a rent of £7 per annum. ...

With further recitals; and prayer for compensation of petitioner's losses.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition; together with a reference of certain alleged Letters-Patent for the place of Marshal [of the Gaol] to Mr Shee, councillor-at-law

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 80v

Document type: Copy

An Order upon this Petition; together with a reference of certain alleged Letters-Patent for the place of Marshal [of the Gaol] to Mr Shee, councillor-at-law.


Ormond to Sir William Bowman

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy

The claim for £618, transferred by Bowman to Sir Cyril Wyche, was not anticipated as amongst the payments to be made in England, at this time. Such payments amount constantly to about £1,000, a month; and will not admit of this unexpected addition.

The Duke notices incidentally that if the half of his Allhallowtide rents be paid by Christmas, his officers reckon them to be well paid.


Ormond to Clerke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 139

Document type: Copy

Communicates the letter addressed to Bowman. The Duke will pay purveyors, whose claims bear no interest, before claimants who receive interest; although well aware that "the other is the thriftier way". His house at Newmarket may be disposed of, as Lord Ossory shall direct, unless the King command it. There need be no further treaty with Squire; the Duke will shift as well as he may, with what he can get here.


Petition of Jonas Wheeler to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copies

Is tenant to his Grace for the lands of Killgrange, for which during many years he has duly paid his rent & that of his under-tenant, who has now deserted his holding, and left petitioner in arrears, for which distraint has been levied. Prays for an extension of time until November. With an Order Accordingly.


Ormond to Sir William Domvile and Sir Nicholas Plunkett

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 21 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy

The Duke's title to certain lands ... will be shewn to Domvile and Plunkett, by the bearer, Mr Edmund Butler [of Ruskagh]. ... Their opinion upon the case is desired. ...


Annexed 1

A Copy of Lord Cahir's Note [concerning certain lands, in the county of Tipperary?]

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 150

Document type: [Misbound]


Annexed 2

An Account of Lands [enumerated] in Edmund Butler's Petition

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 151

Document type: Copy [misbound]


[Lane?] to [Ormond]

Written from: Little Chelsea

Date: 22 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 6-9

Document type: Modern transcript

Gives particulars concerning the writer's claims for arrears of Salary as Secretary-at-War. ...

His Grace's letter to Lord Ossory is this morning sent to Windsor. ...

The news of the engagement [between the French & the allied forces under the Prince of Orange] came whilst the writer was, with his wife, on a visit to Lord & Lady Dorset at Knowle. ... An account printed this morning is sent herewith and other particulars are added [as told to the writer by Lord Dungan]. ...


Ormond to Sir W. Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

... Nothing can be of more advantage to the writer's domestic affairs, than his continuance here. Yet, if there be, in Sir W. Temple's judgement, a real probability that the Duke's being at Court may be useful to the good ends they both wish for, he will not boggle at a winter passage. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for an allowance to John Hogan in consideration of services performed, of five pounds sterling, per annum, during life

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 22 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 80v

Document type: Copy

With directions concerning the leave to him of a parcel of land called Lissinfranka.


Colonel Edward Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Ryecote, Lord Norreys' house

Date: 24 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 134

Document type: Holograph

Has received assurance of the meeting of Parliament at the time notified. Asks the Duke's orders as to the writer's attendance upon His Grace at Brecknock.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Newmarket?]

Date: 25 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 466-467

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a suit made to the King, on the writer's behalf, by Sir Stephen Fox [cp. a letter of September 1, MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 468]. Notices various incidents at Court.


Secretary Coventry to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 138

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for two letters. Sir Arthur Forbes will give his Grace an account how things stand at Court.

Of Sir George Lane's interests the writer will, on all occasions, be mindful.


Ormond to [Rochester]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 349

Document type: Copy

Cannot better inform his Lordship of the seizing of several prohibited commodities [i.e. Romish relics] in the Custom-House here than by sending the copy of a letter addressed by the Duke to his brother Mathew - a Roman Catholic, but, it is hoped, one who is wiser than to trust in baubles. ...


Encloses:

Ormond to Mathew

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 349

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning "Mrs Collier's relics", lately seized in the Dublin Custom-House. ...


Ormond to Peter Walsh

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 30 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy

... Mr Walsh cannot doubt of the writer's kindness to such of the Remonstrants as have continued faithful to their principles; nor does he want compassion for those who have unwillingly retracted - compelled to a temporary desertion by persecution on the one hand, and want of support & protection on the other. But how far this kindness & compassion ... can extend to their ... relief, having no authority in himself, nor so much credit with those that have, as to dispose them ... even to a serious consideration of the true state of the case ... Mr Walsh can judge. ...


Ormond to Sir John Duncombe

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 30 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copy

Mentions the suit of a gentleman of the Romish religion [Peter Walsh above-mentioned; not herein named] for liberty to import some paper, duty free, for an intended work which, it is hoped, may be useful to settle the minds of those of that persuasion in quiet obedience to his Majesty's government. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 30 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 163

Document type: Copy

Encloses the letter to Sir John Duncombe [Chancellor of the Exchequer] ... & asks Sir Robert to discourse with him on its subject. ... Mentions the mislaying of a paper by Sir W. Jones, on some matters concerning Lord Derby's estate.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 30 August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 449

Document type: Copy

A letter directed to Sir J. Duncombe is sent herewith, at the repeated request of Peter Walsh, who supposes the work endeavoured to be encouraged may be of use to undeceive such of the Romish persuasion as think that all the powers taken from the Pope, are late invasions of his just authority in these Kingdoms, and a schismatical separation from him. ...


Foreign Advices; containing a particular and copious account of recent events in the War between France and the United Provinces with their Allies, written from the Camp of the Prince of Orange (15 August); with another account written from Mons (12 August)

Date: August 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 180-185


Copy of the Earl of Orrery's Commission

Date: August [but undated] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 175

Commission to Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery, as "Governor (sic) or Chief Leader of our Army in our Province of Munster", with certain special powers for the prosecution of traitors & their abettors.


Arthur Padmore to Sir George Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 199

Document type: Breviate

Attended the Commissioners of the Revenue, with the due warrant for the payment of Sir George Lane's Salary, upon the Irish Establishment, but met with a denial, upon the ground that the Commission had already paid "more, than by contract they are obliged" to pay. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 1 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 141

Document type: Copy

Instructs his son upon some family affairs (in which "Mr Franklin and his Lady" have an interest) that have been affected by the discovery of a feoffment made by the Duke's cousin John Fitzgerald, under which Lord Ossory is a trustee. After previous communications, this may possibly be superfluous; but the Duke takes every occasion to shew his concernment for Lord Ossory's family.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 1 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 468

Document type: Holograph

The King is willing to grant [for a purpose not herein named] £8000, payable within two years.

The Duke of Monmouth is desirous to get the Regiment now commanded by Mr Russell, and will resign the command of the Horse-Guards to Lord Ossory, if he shall succeed in his endeavour. The writer is of opinion, however, that Russell will be hard to deal with; and that the project will fail.


Essex to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 142

Document type: Holograph

Some inhabitants of Clonmel have asked leave to build a Sessions-House at Clonmel, within the Citadel. Desires to be informed how the matter will affect the Duke's tenants, and the convenience of the town.


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Michelston

Date: 4 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 145

Document type: Holograph

Has distrained tenants, and has, like a young prodigal, offered for sale lands at low rates, but has not yet gathered the amount of the bond given to my Lord of Suffolk. If however, a fourth part of what is promised be received during this week, that debt will be cleared.

The report of the return of Lord Berkeley to the government is "hot and terrible to this part of Ireland". The writer prays that the judgment may be averted.


Colonel Edward Cooke to Lane

Written from: Highnam

Date: 5 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 140

Document type: Holograph

Has not heard a word from the Duke of Ormond, as to his return to England for the Parliament. Entreats a line of information; as, upon parting, the Duke instructed him to meet His Grace at Brecknock.


Petition of Sir Robert Cole, knight, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 5 September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 81v

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's employment by George Mathew, esquire, to collect, in the years 1669 & 1670, the Duke's rents of several baronies in the County of Tipperary; and expenses, necessarily incurred therein, "out of his own purse, over & above the salary allowed him". ...

Recites also a debt to the Duke upon bond of a certain sum retuned in the account of the said George Mathew, and that as such account "comprehends the accounts made by petitioner" the said Accountant, Mathew, "conceiveth himself not qualified to make any retrospect" [i.e. as to petitioner's expenses above recited]. Prays for such relief as to his Grace shall seem fit.


Annexed 1

The humble application of Sir Robert Cole to the Hon. George Mathew, esquire, Sole Commissioner for the management of ... the Duke of Ormond's affairs in ... Ireland

Date: [August] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 82r-v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the remission to the petitioner Sir Robert Cole, of a sum of £77 15s. 11d. due to the Duke as above-recited

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 10 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 82

Document type: Copy


Cornbury [Edward Hyde, afterwards 3rd Earl of Clarendon] to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 8 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 146

Document type: Holograph

His father [Lord Clarendon] directs him to offer to the Duke the tenancy of Clarendon House, upon his own terms.


Petition of Nicholas Bagot to the Duke of Ormond

Date: circa 9 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 85v-86

Document type: Copies (four entries)

Recites distraint of petitioner's flock of sheep for arrears of rent due to his Grace for the lands of Dunbill, held by petitioner at a rackrent.

Recites, further, delivery to his Grace's granary, towards the discharge of his arrears by petitioner, of fifty barrels of wheat, for which he prays an allowance, according to the market-rate. ...

[Together with the Order of Reference; the Report thereunder of the Mayor of Kilkenny, and Captain Burges; and the final Order made thereupon.]


Ormond to the Earl of Westmeath

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 10 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy

Reminds the Earl of the timeliness of such provision for the support and education of the children of the deceased Lord Delvin, the Earl's son [Christopher Nugent, Lord Delvin; afterwards 16th Baron Delvin, and 2nd Earl of Westmeath] (by the Lady Anne Macarthy, niece of the Duke) as may consist with the Earl's other affairs.


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the production by the Tenants of certain of his lands in the County of Kilkenny, of their respective Leases

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the production by the Tenants of certain of his lands in the County of Kilkenny, of their respective Leases, if any they have; or, if otherwise, for the taking of their several holdings for a new term, at such rates as they can agree upon with George Mathew, esquire, his Grace's Commissioner.

With a Schedule of the several lands referred to.


Ormond to the Lord Treasurer Clifford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 149

Document type: Copy

The Duke has had notice, from England, that Mr Patrick Sheridan is about, by the Lord Treasurer's favour, to obtain a patent for the reversion of the Provostship of Trinity College, Dublin.

The endeavour is of old standing and the Duke, as Chancellor of the University, held himself always obliged to oppose it, upon assurance from the chief Prelates that the applicant is unfitted for the office.


Ormond to Sir George Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy

The letters written by Lane on August 29, and September 1, reached the Duke's hands at Thomastown; but that of Mr Secretary [Coventry] awaited him at Kilkenny until his return. Sir Arthur Forbes has his troops prepared to march northwards, at an hour's warning; but it is yet the Duke's hope that the need may not arise.

The Duke is opposed to the endeavour made by Mr Sheridan to get a reversion of the Provostship of Trinity College; on the ground of his unfitness for the office. He, Sheridan, seeks it without the usual recommendation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, or of any of the Bishops of Ireland. Desires Lane to confer with Mr Secretary Coventry on the subject; before delivering a letter to the Lord Treasurer thereupon.


Ormond to Berkeley

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy

The dismantling of the Fort - so-called, but really no fort - at Clonmel will be advantageous alike to the town and to the Duke.


Lady Burlington to the Duchess of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 12 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 148

Document type: Holograph

Lady Athol and her two sisters have importuned the writer to address the Duchess, in order to obtain her good offices with the Duke of Ormond for a settlement of their claim against the Derby estate. The present Lord Derby, they are informed, leaves the decision to the Duke's judgment, and the sisters "make no doubt but that £3,000 will be offered in composition of the debt" [for marriage portions, as it seems, charged upon the late Earl's estate].


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 462

Document type: Holograph

Notices a change in the office of Lord Chamberlain and in the Secretaryship of State; and suggests that the Duke would do well to write, both to Lord Arlington [now, Lord Chamberlain, in succession to the Earl of St Albans] and to Sir Joseph Williamson [now, a Principal Secretary, in succession to Lord Arlington], upon the occasion.

Adds some items of Court news; and mentions advices received from Flanders.


Clare to Ormond

Written from: Prince of Orange's army, at the siege of Oudenarde

Date: 16 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 150-151

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the movements of the Army, and of the progress of the siege. Adds: "Our brave Prince goes vigorously to work, and makes people to bestir themselves" who otherwise, thinks the writer, would render it a very tedious matter.


[Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord of the Regalities & Liberties of the County of Tipperary [to the Attorney-General of the Courts thereof, for the grant, in due form of law, of certain Fairs, to the Mayor and Commonalty of the town of Clonmel]

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 17 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 83v

Document type: Copy


Sir Arthur Forbes to Ormond

Written from: Longford

Date: 17 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 152

Document type: Holograph

The observations made by the writer, in England, he has imparted to Lord Aungier; some later news, derived from Mr Secretary Coventry, to Lord Arran, for the Duke's information.


Sir W. Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 18 September 1674 [N.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 156

Document type: Original; the closing lines in autograph

Reports advices received by the writer concerning the late battle ... [near Strasburgh].

In Paris, "things are in more hurry & disorder than usual. Not only the Prince of Condé, but Turenne, and Schomberg in Rousillon [are] pressing very earnestly for recruits, so that to supply them, not only the arrière-ban of six provinces are called, but the Provosts of all places have orders to bring the very city-archers together, which they intend to put into the towns of Burgundy, so that they may draw all those Garrisons into the field". ...

As to Peace, it is extremely wished by this State, as well as by France, who would be glad to make it, upon the terms of Aix-la-Chapelle. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Little Chelsea

Date: 19 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 164

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of 1st inst, from Kilkenny. Reports various details of the writer's service and of his conferences with several official persons at Court, upon affairs of Ireland & upon personal affairs. ...

... Reports, also, the tenour of various continental advices, as received in London ... and adds excuses for the writer's delay of his return to Ireland.


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [from the Court?]

Date: 19 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 188-189

Document type: Original; partly in deciphered cipher

Sir George Lane has examined part of His Grace's trunk of papers, but has failed to find anything from Lord Derby. Sir George has dissuaded the writer from a plan he had formed for "remodelling" all these papers; telling him they are but parcel of other bundles. Sir Robert Southwell is, however, resolved to 'pierce' into them, as well that he may be able to entertain Lord Ossory upon their various contents, as that he may edify himself in that cause wherein he is resolved to live and to die.

Notices the reasons assigned by the King in Council why he will continue the prorogation of Parliament; and then proceeds to address the Duke in cypher.


Francis Parry (of Lisbon) to the Rt Hon. Henry Coventry (Secretary of State for the Southern Department)

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 190-192

Document type: Holograph

Describes the political events in Portugal, since the King's compulsory departure; the circumstances attending the refusal of the Crown by the Prince, &c.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

Supposing in the Duke only a moderate proportion of discretion, Lord Ossory might at once have answered for him, to Mr Secretary Coventry, that "so mad an answer" to a question about the Lord Lieutenant's reception of him, as that foolishly reported, was impossible.

Who the forger both of question and answer may be, it is hard to suspect, unless it be he who so confidently asserted that the last prorogation of Parliament was made upon the "sole advice" of the Duke.

The Lord Lieutenant proceeds in all the Duke's concerns, and towards all his friends, in the most obliging manner. That the Duke should omit to visit Lady Berkeley, when he visited all the Ladies then in town of his acquaintance (to the number of not fewer than twenty) would have been as strange as the other tale.


Petition of Walter Dalton to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 84v-85

Document type: Copy

Plaint against the millers of Granagh [in the county of Kilkenny] for alleged wrongful disturbance of the suitors during suit to the Mill of Cloggagh [of which petitioner is the Duke's tenant]. ...

With prayer for his Grace's order for legal examination of certain papers annexed, in order to petitioner's just redress in that behalf.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Mr Shee, one of his Grace's learned counsel

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 85

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of Mr Shee, upon the Petition to him referred, as above

Date: [September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 85r-v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, that the Inhabitants of Poleran, and other places therein named, shall continue their suit to the Mill of Cloggagh, until further order

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 85v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Bainbridge, vicar of Fethard, and curate of Kilvenan, in the Diocese of Cashel, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy

Has been curate of Kilvenan since 14 October, 1661 ... "at only five pounds, per annum, and that [paid] only for Easter 1666, 1667, 1668, 1670, 1671, and 1672, being far short of what petitioner is compelled to pay out of his own livings upon the like account".

Prays an order for the payment of arrears due; and, also, "that he may be allowed for each year, according to the value of a third part of the mesne [in MS.: "maine"] profits of the said parish, as he is compelled to pay, out of his own livings, in the like case".


Annexed:

An Order, upon this Petition, that Mr Bainbridge be paid ten pounds, a year, for the next four years, viz. £5 for arrears, and £5 for the growing payments; and further that the executor of Mr Mandevile be accountable to petitioner for the arrear of 1669

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy


Bellings to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 154

Document type: Holograph

If the Duke should have found leisure to read the first book of the writer's History of the War in Ireland, the writer would be glad to profit by His Grace's 'Advertisements' thereupon. And Books II and III await his orders.

The papers that still lie by the author will justify his narrative. Those only who desire that truth should not be discovered, will have any cause to fear the legacy intended for Posterity.


Copy of a Letter from Lisbon, relating the manner of the King's [Alfonso Sixth's] going to his apartment at Cintra

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 25 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 186

Document type: Endorsed "Received 1 November" [anonymous]


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 158

Document type: Holograph

Court and political incidents. ...

A great misfortune has befallen Lord Arlington, since his going to Bath; Goring House, with all the furniture, having been wholly burnt down ... through the leaving of "a pan of coals in my Lady's closet ... to dry the painting". ...


Ormond to Sir Joseph Williamson

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy

Will begin where some of the Secretary's congratulators end, by endeavouring to draw to himself some advantage from Sir Joseph's advancement, by recommending to his care and favour all the concerns of the University of Oxford, as any of them shall come in his way. ...


Ormond to the Countess of Burlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy

Gives some account of the progress of the affair between Lord Derby & Lord Athol. ... If the writer could be warranted to tell Lord Derby for how much he could be freed from the claim he would send a formal instrument for signature, to obtain Lord Derby's promise to confirm the bargain when of age. ...


Adds 1

An Extract from a Letter of Lord Derby to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 30 June 1674 [N.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 168

If Lord Athol will not be content to wait for his portion till the writer comes of age, the latter will authorize the Duke to make terms. ...


Adds 2

An Extract from a Letter of Lord Derby to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 23 July 1674 [N.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 168


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy

Congratulates the Lord Chamberlain on his new honour. ... Offers for his Lordship's service the writer's house at Newmarket. ...


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [from the Court?]

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 194

Document type: Holograph; the writer was Clerk of the Privy Council

Deplores Lord Arlington's misfortune in the loss of Goring House, and all that was in it, by fire. Three maids had to leap from the battlements. One desk of Papers, and one fine picture were saved; all else destroyed to at least the value of £20,000.

Sends the Prorogation, which many think "will not be a short one".


Ormond to Dr Thomas Seele, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 152

Document type: Copy

Mr Sall [Andrew Sall, afterwards D.D. (ad eund. Oxon)] (who preached a sermon at Kilkenny, on the day before the date of this letter) has mentioned to the Duke the great civilities shewn to him at Dublin by the Provost & College. The Duke holds himself obliged to return thanks on Mr Sall's behalf.


Ormond to Sir Charles Stanley

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 151

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Charles' letter of September 5th and also a letter from James Clerke, in relation to a deduction claimable out of Sir Charles' next quarter's rent. Will give direction to postpone that deduction, but it must be made out of rents accruing.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: [26 September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 460

Document type: Holograph

The prorogation of Parliament puts an end to what is material in the substance of the Duke's letter, intended to have been brought over by Lord Burlington.

The writer recently suggested to his father to write a congratulatory letter to Lord Arlington, but now only a condoling one would be appropriate. Goring House, with all the furniture and rarities the owner has been for fourteen years collecting, having been wholly destroyed by fire.


Ormond to Lord Cornbury

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy

Thanks for Lord Clarendon's kindness, in renewing the offer of Clarendon House for the Duke's London residence. ... His return to England depends on the King's pleasure.


Bellings to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 156

Document type: Holograph

It is the writer's hope that the remainder of the MS. History, which is to wait upon the Duke, will be found to be in a more legible hand than the former part.

Mentions some particulars of the cure of gout by a Kerry woman, of noble extraction - an O'Sullivan - who has cured, amongst others, the Earl of Carlingford, and the Bishop of Meath. Adds that the doctors are enraged; and that some accuse her of witchcraft.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 160-161

Document type: Holograph

Political incidents and rumours; domestic and foreign. Personal affairs.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 September 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 162

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars relating to the suit of Colonel Vernon, and sends a draught [not now appended to this letter; nor, the 'Opinion' subsequently mentioned] such, the writer thinks, as may satisfy him. ...

Submits also the writer's 'Opinion', concerning the lands of Ruskagh. ...

The differences, on this case, of men of the writer's profession are so great, that it ought not to be determined upon his view of it. ...


Debenture for the Salary of Sir George Lane, Baronet, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [29 September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 198

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto is

Minute, by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, upon the Debentures calendared above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [30 November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 198

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Page, gentleman, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 30 September] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 86v

Document type: Copy

Recites (1) the circumstances under which petitioner was fined in his Grace's Court of the Regalities of Tipperary; (2) the reduction of the fine in pursuance of an order made by the Duke upon a former petition; (3) the payment by petitioner of "near eighty pounds in expenses and charges in taking some of the poor people out of gaol, who were kept there near a year"; (4) the ultimate acquittal of the persons charged [with wrongful entry by force upon lands at Burres]; and (5) that the fine, although reduced, is still in excess of what is imposed in his Majesty's Exchequer in the like cases. ...

Prays that he may, by his Grace's own act, be relieved "from so great a punishment for so small a desert".


Annexed:

Ormond to [Standish Hartstong?]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

Transmits the above-recited Petition. Directs thorough inquiry into the facts; and that care be taken "that his Majesty's subjects within my jurisdiction may not be liable to greater fines, for like offences, than his Majesty's subjects elsewhere".


Ormond to the King

Date: September [the day not mentioned] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 164

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Thanks for favour shewn to Lord Ossory.


Ormond to the Commissioners of Applotments in the County of Tipperary

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy

The inhabitants of Carrick complain that, although they are no corporation, yet in public taxes they are charged more highly than any market-town in the county. It is recommended, on their behalf, that in future levies they may be put upon equality with Thurles, Cahir, and Nenagh.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the delivery to the Earl of Arran, on his order, of certain Counterparts, and other Writings, relating to the Earl's estate

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 84r-v

Document type: Copy


Annexed:

A Schedule of Papers relating to lands in the several counties of Tipperary, Carlow [in MS.: "Carloe"], Kildare, and Meath

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 84r-v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to [Persons not herein named]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 84v

Document type: Copy

Has viewed some proposals made by the Dean and Chapter of St Canice [in the City of Kilkenny] concerning certain cracked bells and metal belonging to the Church of Callan. Recommends their acceptance; the Dean and Chapter giving their public seal for performance of the conditions to be observed by them.


Petition of Edward Nelthorpe, of London, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 3 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 305

Document type: Copy

Prays for the grant of a house in Clonmel, in order to the establishment of a woollen manufacture therein.


Subjoined thereto 1

A Lease, by George Mathew, esquire, on behalf of James, Duke of Ormond, of a house in Clonmel, to Humphrey Hill, for purposes and upon conditions recited

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 1 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 305r-v

Document type: Attested Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

A like Lease of certain lands, situate "in the burgagery of Clonmel"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 305v

Document type: Breviate


Subjoined thereto 3

An Order by the aforesaid George Mathew containing a grant to the aforesaid H. Hill, of certain timber in woods near to Carrick

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 305v

Document type: Breviate


A Declaration, made by William Carstairs [before Secretary Sir William Coventry], respecting his communications in Holland with Mr. Du Moulin, upon Scottish affairs; and, in particular, respecting intercourse between the Prince of Orange and the Duke of Hamilton

Date: 3 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy; in the hand of Lord Ossory


Subjoins:

Memorandum [of Instructions] for Mr Carstairs [for the delivery of "A Compliment" from the Prince of Orange to the Duke of Hamilton]

Written from: [The Hague]

Date: Undated [2? November 1673? Referred to, in the Declaration, as drawn up "in the winter" preceding.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy; in the hand of Lord Ossory

[This Memorandum was given to Carstairs, by Du Moulin, on behalf of the Prince of Orange; after it had been mentioned, by the Prince himself, in conversation with Carstairs.]


Duke of Bournouville to the Count of Monterey, Governor of Flanders

Written from: Ilkercke, près de Strasbourg

Date: 5 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 196-197

Document type: Copy

Describes the recent events of the Campaign; the relative positions & prospects of the respective armies; claims the battle of Ensheim as a Victory for the French troops.

French.


Relation du Combat donné le 5 Octobre, 1674

Date: 5 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 196-199

Document type: Endorsed as received November 1st

[A narrative of an engagement between the French Army under Turenne and that of the Allies; fought near Strasburgh. Sent (by the Earl of Ossory?) to the Earl of Arlington.]

French.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 6 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 173

Document type: Holograph

Gives the substance of advices, received in London of the late battle between the French, under Turenne, & the Imperialists [see Sir W. Temple's letter].


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 6 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 198

Document type: Holograph

Little is yet known of the late Battle in Germany; 10,000 men are said to have been slain. Lord Arlington bears the loss of Goring House with great evenness.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 123-124

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke, most humbly, for his congratulations upon the writer's promotion [to the Chamberlainship of the Household].

His white staff would support him much better, "if it had the company & society of the Duke's" [as Lord Steward of the Household]. Has to thank His Grace also for the kind offer of his house at Newmarket.

Adds some notice of incidents at Court.


Ormond to Lord John Butler

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 175

Document type: Holograph-Minute

A fresh letter from "the unknown person" is just now received. It tells the Duke that by infallible arguments its Writer finds that Lord John Butler makes "very pressing and warm addresses to my Lord of Drogheda's daughter".

Either the man must rave, or Lord John must be both false & mad. ... The letters look like sense & sobriety; else, the Duke would have rested well satisfied with his son's protestations. ...


Kearney to Ormond

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 9 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 175

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars of assize proceedings, and of other juridical affairs.


Lord John Butler to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 177-178

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond

... "The unknown party" is resolved to ruin the writer, by endeavouring to make the Duke believe that which is false. ... He, the writer, protests, before God, that he "never thought of marrying that party or ever said anything, binding, that way. ... He will never see that party more, or have any conversation, direct or undirect", with her. ...


Foreign advices, from the Hague, and from the Camp of the Prince of Orange

Written from: The Hague

Date: 9/19 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 200-201

Document type: Endorsed; received 1 November


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 10 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 202

Document type: Holograph

Communicates rumours (rather than Advices) of the recent battle in Germany.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to Mr Charles Alcock, one of the Overseers of the Court-House about to be built in the Citadel of Clonmel, authorizing the use of certain building materials lying within the said Citadel

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 10 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 87

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, appointing Richard Moore to be High-Sheriff of the County of Tipperary for the year ensuing

Date: 10 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 86v

Document type: Breviate


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 12 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 168

Document type: Holograph

This day, came the news of a very great battle between the Imperialists & the French forces in Alsatia, which may have very great consequences in Christendom, though the writer cannot yet judge of them; nor, indeed, very well of the action itself. ...


Encloses:

Advices from the Seat of War, in Alsace

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy

[Sent to Sir William Temple, at the Hague.]


Foreign Advices, chiefly relating to the events of the War in Germany & Flanders

Written from: Brussels

Date: 12 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 204-205

Document type: Endorsed: received 1 November


Further Advices from Brussels

Written from: Brussels

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 206

[A copy of the preceding.]


Advices, political and military, from Strasburgh, and from Spires [sent to Lord Arlington]

Date: 12-13 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 200-201

French.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Lieutenant has shewn the writer some accounts presented by Lord Ranelagh & his partners. ... "In the account of their payments [so in MS.], they mention £5,000 payable [so in MS.] to his Grace; which they say, is the most that can be reckoned due to him, during the continuance of their undertaking". ...

Notices other matters of Irish finance. ...


Sir Joseph Williamson to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 208

Document type: Holograph; "received 1 November"

Thanks His Grace for a letter with which the Duke has honoured him & proffers service.


Advices from the Camp of the Allies near Strasburgh; from that City; & from Grave

Written from: [Strasburgh & environs] [Grave]

Date: 15 and 20 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 210


Liste de toute la Generalité du Corps des Armées alliées sur le Haut-Rhin

Date: [October] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 212

Document type: "Received 1 November"

French.


Advices of the progress of the War and of the Positions of the respective Armies together with other Advices from Cologne

Written from: Brussels

Date: 16 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 213-214

Document type: [By mistake of the binder, a fragment of some former [October 10] military advices is placed after those of October 16]


Copy of the Brussels Advices [contained in MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 213-214] of October 16, with important additions; and with a holograph note of Sir Richard Bulstrode; to a person unnamed but probably to Sir George Lane

Written from: Brussels

Date: 16 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 217-218

Document type: Copy

[I calendar this as "Copy" because it is so treated by the Arranger of the Volume but it is more probably the original & MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 213-214 the abridged copy. Both, however, appear to contain official & important passages of intelligence. E.E.]


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall [London]

Date: 17 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 158

Document type: Holograph

M. de Rea is about to return to Holland, and also those who took part in the treaty of commerce. Van Benningsen and O'Dyke remain to carry on the Embassy.

The Archbishop of Canterbury sends his service to the Duke. His physicians allow him, at present, but one glass of wine at a meal, which he reserves for his friends at Kilkenny.


A Warrant, by the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the payment of the salary of Sir George Lane, Baronet, as Secretary-at-War

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto is:

Minute, by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, upon the Warrant calendared above

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 450

Document type: Copy

Sir Robert's obliging letters ... make a great part of the Duke's divertisement.

He must be a very ill-natured enemy that can be glad of my Lord Chamberlain's loss, & he is a worse-natured friend that is not heartily sorry for it.

Is glad to hear that Lord Castlehaven was so well as to be at the reconciling interview between the Prince of Orange & the Count of Monterey, and in so good consideration with the latter as to be called to it. ...


Advices of the Progress of the War, from Cologne

Written from: Cologne

Date: 19 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 223-224

State the relative strength of the armies at various points of the contested country, & describe recent events.

French.


[Sir Robert Southwell] to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 20 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 221

Document type: Holograph note; with seal of arms

"The Prince of Orange has already paid very dear for Grave, and should he go without it, 'twould make his reception very cold in Holland."


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy

It happens that the most considerable part of the King's late Grant of Fisheries in this Kingdom to Sir George Preston, was formerly possessed by the City of Limerick, whose Charter now stands for renewal. There should be a saving clause inserted in it for protection of Sir George Preston's grant, otherwise he may be put to much trouble to defend it. ...


Ormond to Sir William Domvile

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 179v

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter to the Chancellor, calendared immediately above.


Ormond to Sir Nicholas Plunkett

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 179-180

Document type: Copy

Thanks Sir Nicholas for the care & pains he has bestowed on the concerns of Sir George Preston and desires their continuance. ...


Ormond to Essex

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 181

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Lord Lieutenant for his favourable care of the writer's concerns; especially in relation to his Contract with the King. His wish in the matter is that when the King shall have received his part the writer may not be put to seek, to those entrusted therein by his Majesty, for his part; having had nothing to do with them in making the bargain, which did, or might, redound to the King's advantage. If the King hath been, or shall be, disappointed of that advantage, by those into whose hands he hath put it, that disappointment ought not to reflect upon the Duke, or to stop future payments when due to him. ...


A second Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the use of certain building materials in the erection of a Court-House at the Citadel of Clonmel

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 87

Document type: Copy


Advices from various points of the seat of the War in Flanders and in Germany (compiled at Brussels)

Written from: Brussels

Date: 23 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 225

The writer notices the unusual extent of the pillage & devastation committed (in particular) by the troops under command of General Souches, who, he says, "violate all Churches & Religious Houses, [so] that if they were amongst Turks they could not commit greater barbarities". He also notes a consequent banding-together of the Country people in self-defence, which exactly repeats the conduct of the English 'Club-men', during the Civil Wars thirty years earlier.


Copy of the preceding Advices

Written from: Brussels

Date: 23 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 226-227


Further Advices of the progress of the War

Written from: Brussels

Date: 26 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 228

The Compiler notices rumours of an engagement between the Allies & the French Army under Turenne with total defeat to the French; the account arrived at Brussels together with Spanish advices of great rejoicing for an alleged victory over the Allies.


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [from Court]

Date: 24 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 229

Document type: Holograph; addressed to the Duke at Kilkenny

The Lord Treasurer has just visited the Bishop of Winchester at Farnham, to signify in his Majesty's name the desirableness that "the Fathers of the Church" should have consultation, with some of the Privy Council, in order to concert measures which may tend to pacify the minds of the People before the next Parliament.

The Prince of Orange has gone to "Lovingen" [Lovendegen?] in hope to make Condé recall the succours he had sent to Turenne.


Enclosure 1

Advices written from Brussels, concerning the progress of the Campaign; and addressed to Sir R. Southwell [at his home "in the Old Spring Garden", London]

Written from: Brussels

Date: 30 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 231


Enclosure 2

Further Advices from the seat of War; compiled at Paris; and sent to the Duke of Ormond at Kilkenny

Written from: Paris

Date: 1 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 233-234


Buckhurst to Ranelagh

Date: 24 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy

Asks Lord Ranelagh's assistance for the recovery by Sir George Lane, of the arrears of the pension for which he has the King's warrant, and which he has assigned to a sister of Lord Buckhurst.


"Direction [by the Duke of Ormond], upon the Petition of Ed[mund] Butler, to set him a lease of Tullo [so in MS.] McJames, for an easy rent, during pleasure"

Date: 27 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 87

Document type: Breviate


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 27 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 161

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of October 9 gives Sir George Lane the fear that letters written by him on the 8th, 12th, 19th & 22nd of September have all miscarried.

In Mr Sheridan's business, a letter from the Duke to Mr Secretary Coventry will be needed in order to secure the passing of the Letters Patent.

After great effort, the writer has had no success in seeking the arrears of his Pension; though willing to waive much of what is due to secure the rest.

Adds, in cypher, a communication from Lord Ossory, on the Lieutenancy of Ireland.


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [from the Court]

Date: 29 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 235

Court news, and rumours of news, relating chiefly to appointments to office.


Encloses:

Advices from various points of the seats of War in Flanders, and in Germany; compiled at Brussels; and addressed to Sir R. Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 6 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 237


Release and Discharge of Edward Butler of Bramblestown, esquire, by James, Duke of Ormond, of all manner of Accounts, Receipts, and Disbursements, concerning the estate of the said Duke of Ormond

Date: 30 October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 89v

Document type: Copy


Advices from Marseilles, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, & the Hague, 27 September to 24 October

Date: October 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 219-220


Bulstrode to Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 2 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 202-203

Document type: Holograph

States the purport of instructions received by the writer [as Consul at Brussels] from Mr Secretary Williamson, and what has been done thereunder.

Describes the movements of the hostile armies in Alsace, and elsewhere on the frontiers; and adds an account of recent political incidents at the Imperial Court.


The State of his Grace the Duke of Ormond's case, as to his title to Ruskagh and other Lands

Date: 3 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 46-47

Document type: Copy

[Drawn up by Sir Nicholas Plunkett.]


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 3 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 163

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, in Lord Ossory's cypher, the King's resolution to send his Lordship, upon a mission to the Prince of Orange in Holland, in relation to a proposed marriage between the Prince and the Lady Mary of York.


A Warrant, by the King, concerning the additional pay of the private soldiers of certain companies of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, doing duty at Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy

Directions for regulating the King's military establishment in Ireland.


Ossory to the Duke of York

Written from: The Hague

Date: 4 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 470

Document type: Copy; endorsed, in Sir George Lane's hand: "This was shewn unto, and approved by, the Prince of Orange"

On the 2nd inst, the Prince of Orange began to speak with Lord Ossory upon the commission [relating to the Prince's overtures of marriage with the Princess Mary of York] entrusted to him by the King and by H.R.H. the Duke. Upon the writer's telling him that his pretensions were acceptable to both, the Prince expressed all imaginable satisfaction and thankfulness for the honour and kindness so shewn to him. As soon as the imperative duties resting upon him, in relation to the war, permitted, he would repair into England, in the hope that "by his Majesty's and your favour, he may be rendered happy, unless his person be displeasing to the party most concerned".


Another Copy of the same Letter

Written from: The Hague

Date: 4 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 472

Document type: Holograph; in Lord Ossory's hand


Ormond to the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer of Ireland [John Bysshe]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy

Recommends Mr Butler, related to the writer, and for whom, he adds, "I have a particular kindness".


Ormond to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench [Sir John Povey]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 143

Document type: Breviate

To like effect, with the letter above-cited.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 7 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 165

Document type: Holograph

Lords Ossory and Arlington will proceed almost immediately to sea, notwithstanding an attack of gout under which the latter is suffering. Ladies Arlington and Euston and Mlle de Beverweert accompanying them.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 10 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 177

Document type: Holograph

"This morning, my Lords Ossory & Arlington went to sea, accompanied by my Lord Latimer (my Lord Treasurer's [now newly created Earl of Danby] son), & Sir Gabriel Sylvius. ... My Lord of Suffolk presents his most humble service to Your Grace, & desires you to be acquainted that he hath not, as yet, received any part of the £1,500, your Grace owes him, notwithstanding any directions given to Mr Nelthorpe."


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 10/20 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 171

Document type: Holograph

... "The revolt of Messina, & the Swedes' declaring, are points that may dispose Spain to easier terms, & change the scene so far, in Germany, as to have the same effect there. When the good company which we expect daily from England arrives here we shall soon see the bottom of this matter."

There has no action passed since the siege of Grace, but a late "adventure" [so in MS.; see context] of the Duke of Lorraine, who, hearing of a party of 800 gentlemen of the arrière-ban, with their servants, marching to a village in Lorraine, followed them with a party of his own horse ... & marched with them several hours, like French troops; but, in the night, set the village on fire; killed about 500 of them; & took the rest prisoners."


Petition of Captain Richard Smith to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 11 November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 87v

Document type: Copy

Plaint against certain undertakers for building a Court-House at Clonmel, who, as petitioner alleges, are about "utterly to pull down a house [in the Citadel there] which cost above £200, in the building", and of which petitioner is tenant to the Duke; in order to use the materials thereof, for their private gain, in the building of the intended Court-House.


Annexed:

Ormond to [Richard] Moore, and another

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy

Finds that the Warrant lately given for making use, in the building of the intended Court-House at Clonmel, of the materials of a certain malt-house, was given upon misinformation. Execution of the warrant is to be forborne, until it be seen what answer can be made to the Petition herewith transmitted.


Petition of Gilbert Purdon [in MS.: "Pourden"] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 11 November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy

Recites the transfer by petitioner's father, Sir Nicholas Purdon, of his lease from the Duke of the lands of Ballyeclogh to Cornet Thomas Bosverman, now deceased; and the circumstances under which petitioner, having administered to the deceased tenant's estate, upon which he has a large claim, prays for an enlargement of time in order to the discharge of arrears of rent, and also for liberty to dispose of the lease to the best advantage.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition, for allowing three months' time for payment of the Michaelmas Rents, upon condition of the present payment of former arrears; and also permitting the transfer of the farm to a responsible tenant

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 88v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Moore, of Clonmel, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 15 November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's being put in possession, by the then Sheriff of Tipperary, of certain lands in the barony of Middlethird. Complains of an assault committed by Piers, Lord Dunboyne, and others upon petitioner's tenant therein, under circumstances stated; with other plaints. Prays for such relief as shall seem meet.


Annexed:

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Charles Alcock, and Oliver Latham, esquires, Justices of the Peace

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy

Accredits an agent of the present Farmers of the Irish Revenue, who are about to submit an application to the King.


Opinion of Sir Nicholas Plunkett upon "a difference happening between his Grace the Duke of Ormond, and Colonel [Edward] Vernon, relating to the town & lands of Ruskagh, & to other Lands"

Date: 17 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 48

Document type: Original


Petition of Gamaliel Walter to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 18 November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of petitioner's title to an old fair, in the town of Tipperary; and also of the obtainment by Alderman Erasmus Smith of a grant which conflicts therewith. ...

Prays that, inasmuch as petitioner's right to hold a fair is "an ancient English interest ... [pertaining to certain lands] brought by the Act of Settlement ... unto him" ... and as the later grant, to Erasmus Smith, was surreptitiously procured, an order may be made for petitioner's enjoyment of the present fair; and that he may be permitted to pass a Patent for the same, in future.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Standish Hartstong, esquire, Attorney General of the Liberties of Tipperary

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of Standish Hartstong

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 93v

Report of Standish Hartstong, upon the circumstances under which Erasmus Smith obtained the Duke's order for a new grant of certain fairs in the town aforesaid, "with alteration of days" ... upon surrender of an old Patent; adding that no grant thereunder has passed through the hands of the reporter.


Annexed 3

Further Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition and Report calendared respectively above

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 93v

Document type: Copy


A Warrant, by the King, "for hindrance of free-postage [in Ireland] to any persons besides the Lord Lieutenant, and his Secretaries, and the Clerk of the Council"

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy [the words within parentheses are from the endorsement]


Bond of Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, and Lucy, Countess Dowager of Huntingdon, conditioned for the payment on 29 May, 1675, of the sum of £309 to the use of William "Hamelden" [Hamilton?] of London, esquire, at the house of Sir Robert Clayton, knight

Date: 20 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 126


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 21 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 182

Document type: Holograph

Particulars (in cypher) of Court intrigues to bring about the King's reconciliation to the Duke of Buckingham, the removal of the Duke of Ormond from the place of Lord Steward, and the nomination of Buckingham thereto, in his stead. It is hoped that this may be effected, during Ormond's absence in Ireland, and Ossory's absence [on the King's service] in Holland. ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 183

Document type: Copy

Desires information on the affairs of Scotland; on the condition of the Earl of St Alban, whom he inquires after "out of an old affection which no change can lessen", and also about the due delivery of a letter addressed to Colonel Cooke. ...


Ormond to Richard Beling

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy

Has caused the MS. sent by Mr Beling to be delivered as was desired. Has made a few observations upon some passages, not as things alleged to be mistaken, but as being, in the Duke's thoughts, doubtful. But the piece is so ill written that he reserves his judgment of it, till he may have it again, in a more legible letter. ...


Proposals of Edward Hicks [concerning the rebuilding of certain tenements in Kilkenny, which had been destroyed by fire] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [21 November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 89v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 1

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the passing to Edward Hicks, of a new lease, upon three lives, for his holding in Kilkenny, at the rent of eight pounds per annum

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Release and Discharge, by the Duke of Ormond, of the above-named Edward Hicks, from certain arrears of rent, "in regard of his having maintained one Piers Butler, by my direction, until Michaelmas last"

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: [November] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy


Donough McFinyne to Ormond

Written from: Glahoreghty

Date: 24 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 181-182

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the writer's suit for restoration, under the Settlement-Act, to his confiscated estate.


Ormond to Colonel Fitzpatrick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 November 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 186

Document type: Copy

Desires to be furnished with a Copy of the "discharge" of Lord Ranelagh & his partners. ... The King's indulgence, and declaration of his pleasure to the Commissioners of their accounts, has doubtless procured the acquittal of the Undertakers. That they have not performed what they contracted for is very apparent. ...


Petition of Arthur, Lord Viscount Magennis, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [November? 1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 537

Document type: Original

Recites his Majesty's grant of a pension of £500 to Petitioner, to commence at the death of Sir James Dillon, who died in October last. ...

Prays that the pension so granted may be entered upon the Establishment of Ireland.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 1 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 185

Document type: Holograph

Continues his report of political & court incidents in London, and of Continental advices received there. Adds some particulars as to the cypher used in the writer's correspondence with the Duke & as to his fears that some letters are fallen "into ill hands".

PS.: News is come of the Earl of Clarendon's seizure with apoplexy [at Rouen].


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond (as Guardian of William, Earl of Derby) for the repayment to Mr Thompson, of certain disbursements made on account of the Earl of Derby

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy


Presentation by James, Duke of Ormond (on behalf of William, Earl of Derby, a Minor) of Thomas Robinson to the Rectory of Kirk-Onchan, in the Diocese of Sodor and Man, void by the translation of Thomas Thwaites, late incumbent thereof

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Presentation by James, Duke of Ormond, of Thomas Thwaites to the Rectory of Kirk-Lonan, in the Diocese aforesaid, void by the translation of Charles Parr, late incumbent thereof

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Bishop of Chester

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 2 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 187

Document type: Copy

The living of Bury, in Lancashire, has lately fallen to the disposal of Lord Derby. ... Among many applicants his Lordship's tutor at Cambridge, Mr Gipps, seems to have the fairest pretensions, as having a grant in reversion from the late Earl. ...


Enclosure 1

Grant, by Charles, Earl of Derby, of the first & next advowson and presentation of the Rectory of Bury, in the county of Lancaster

Date: 9 February 1672

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 188v

Document type: Copy

Grant, by Charles, Earl of Derby, of the first & next advowson and presentation of the Rectory of Bury, in the county of Lancaster & Diocese of Chester, to Isaac Barrow, D.D., Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, & Thomas Banbrigg, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, aforesaid.


Enclosure 2

Mr Gipps' Plea [concerning the late Earl of Derby's promise to cause him to be presented to the living of Bury, aforesaid, on the next avoidance thereof]

Date: Undated [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Earl of Strafford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy

Several addresses from pretenders to the Parsonage of Bury have been made to the Duke ... who will send the papers to the Bishop of Chester, and desire his Lordship's advice thereupon. ...


Ormond to the Countess of Burlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 190v

Document type: Copy

Lord Athol's proposition seems to the writer very moderate, even if his Lordship's pretension should be, in law, invalid. The needful instrument shall be sent to Lord Derby for execution.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning certain matters of business pending with (1) the Earl of Suffolk; (2) Mr Sheridan; (3) Sir Robert Vyner.


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the appointment of John Johnson, and Charles White, respectively, to places under the Board of Greencloth

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 91v-92

Document type: Copies (two entries)


Ormond to Henry Noel [in MS.: "Nowel"], Governor of the Isle of Man

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy

Desires the admission of John Caesar, son of Arthur Caesar, of Douglas, "to the first soldier's place that shall fall void in any of the Garrisons under your jurisdiction".


Ormond to James Clarke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning certain matters of estate & finance.


Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, to Charles Alcock, and others, appointed to be Overseers for the erecting of a Court-House within the citadel of Clonmel, in the county of Tipperary

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 3 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 4/14 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 211

Document type: Holograph

Has desired his brother to write some brief words, sent to him in cypher, as to the result of the late [i.e. Lord Arlington's] negotiation here. ... It is still doubtful whether the Swede will open the war upon the Duke of Brandenburgh ... though very much pressed [to do so] by France; after so much money received. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 5 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 185

Document type: Holograph

Endeavours having been used to deprive the writer, as Secretary of State for Ireland, of his franking-privilege, he has conferred thereon with Mr Secretary Coventry. He reports what passed, and adds particulars concerning "an account [received from Dublin] that the defalcations, expected [meaning, the allowance claimed (in consideration of losses by franking & otherwise) out of the rent payable to the King; the post-office revenue being then set to farm] by the Port Officers, came to rise so high as to £1,200, a year". ...


Subjoins:

A List of such Persons [connected with the Government, and with the civil & military administration, of Ireland] as have their Letters on his Majesty's account

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Original


Certificate, by the Duke of Ormond, of services rendered to the Crown, in the year 1648, by Edward Masterton; late of Ferns in the county of Wexford; then High-Sheriff of that County

Date: 15 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 92v

Document type: Copy


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 8 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 187

Document type: Holograph

Personal and official affairs of the writer as Irish Secretary. Particulars concerning the expected return, from their embassy at the Hague, of Lords Arlington and Ossory.


Francis Parry, of Lisbon, to Lord Chamberlain the Earl of Arlington

Date: 8/18 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 239-240

Document type: Holograph

The Jews in Portugal have made large offers of money to the Chief Ministers of State in order to obtain an amnesty for all past acts of Judaic faith and worship; and to secure exemption in the future from all interference of the Inquisition. The Pope's favour is said to have been procured "by wealthy arguments", but the Populace of Lisbon, it is added, were at the point of rising to massacre the Jews, when it was rumoured that they were likely to succeed, so that all proceedings in this matter were laid aside. Adds various & interesting particulars as to the succession to the Crown.


A Warrant, by the King, regulating the franking privilege of persons connected with the government of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 9 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 12 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 200-201

Document type: Holograph

A report of various incidents at Court; and of personal affairs; connected chiefly with the question as to the placing upon the Irish establishment of the writer's salary and pension as Secretary of State, & Secretary-at-War. ...

Communicates various papers upon the matter last-named.


Minute of conversation with the acting secretary of the Lord Lieutenant, concerning the execution of the King's warrants

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 228

Document type: Original

[Probably by Arthur Padmore.]


Edward Nelthorpe to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 12 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 307

Document type: Copy

Thanks his Grace for favour shewn to Mr Hill for the setting up of a woollen manufacture. Carrick is, in Mr Hill's opinion, less convenient than Clonmel but he resolves to have a branch there. Other foreign manufacturers have a design to settle in Ireland, and to them the writer has proposed Carrick as a fitting place.


Petition of Samuel Martin to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 December] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 92v

Document type: Copy

Was appointed, at Michaelmas 1673, schoolmaster of the Free School of the Diocese of Ossory, under Mr Hugh Drysdale, patentee of the said School; but hath not received one penny of the salary allowed him ... but what he received of the Lord Bishop, & some of his Clergy. ...

Prays for an Order to his Grace's Receiver to pay some small sums applotted upon certain Impropriations within the said Diocese. [With the Order to that effect, Kilkenny, 15 December.]


Petition of Edward Hicks to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 12 December] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copies

Prays for an amendment of an Order made by his Grace upon his former petition and "Proposals" by direction that a small tenement shall be included in the Lease granted to him. [With the Order as prayed for, Kilkenny, 15 December.]


A List of Papers, belonging to the Duke of Ormond, delivered by Henry Gascoigne, his Grace's Secretary, to Sir George Lane

Date: 14 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 358

Document type: Original; in Gascoigne's hand


A Schedule of Papers, belonging to the Duke of Ormond, delivered by Sir Robert Southwell to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Kingsweston?]

Date: 14 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 396-397

Document type: Original


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 15 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 202

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of juridical appointments in Ireland; of Lord Ranelagh's return hither - from whom the writer "must expect he worst he can do, but hopes that the Duke, by interposing his protection, will defeat Lord Ranelagh's malicious intentions" - and of anticipated propositions concerning the Revenues of Ireland. ...

... Adds that "the Duchess of Portsmouth's sister [Henriette de Querouaille] is to be married to the Earl of Pembroke [Philip, 7th Earl]. ... They say the wedding, & the entertainment, are to be on her Grace's account, at my Lady Shannon's house at Turnham [in MS.: "Turnum"] Green".


Ormond to [Henry Noel, Governor of the Isle of Man]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy

Encloses certain petitions concerning the Constableship of Peel Castle, in the Isle of Man. Desires to have the Governor's opinion for his guidance in answering them.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

Recommends Mr John Podmore of Trinity College, Dublin, as a fit person to be elected to a senior fellowship therein, upon occasion of any vacancy.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

Has Sir George Lane's letters of the 1st & 5th inst & a duplicate of that of 21 November.

Sends copy of a letter written to the Lord Keeper, on the subject of Mr Sheridan's reversion but has heard that further proceeding in that business is stopped. ... Is beholden to the gentleman that concerns himself for the writer's son John; but does not think it fit, on so small probability, to enter on the matter. A few disappointments of that kind being too many. ...


Ormond to Sir Allen Apsley

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy

Recommends to Sir Allen's kind furtherance a suit of Mr John Keatinge, the good success of which depends upon the Duke [of York]'s favour. ...


Ormond to Burlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy

Is heartily sorry to hear that Lord Clarendon is in so much danger of expiring in a foreign air ... and that it must cost pains to his friend, to have him laid in his own country's earth. But if he be dead, trusts he is gone to a Kingdom, whence no Act of Parliament can banish him. ...


Ormond to the Lord Keeper Finch

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 199

Document type: Copy

Is informed that, at the instance of the writer's son Ossory, the Lord Keeper has stopped a grant of the Provostship of Dublin to Mr Sheridan ... the thing being without precedent, & the person not of merit or reputation so extraordinary as to deserve the creation of a precedent, new & inconvenient, in his favour. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 19 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 209

Document type: Holograph

Has conferred with Sir Edward Fitzharris concerning his Grace's transactions with Sir Robert Vyner. One of the persons interested lives at Bristol; when he shall have been consulted, Fitzharris will report their decision. ...

The now Earl of Clarendon reached his father, in time, but Mr [Laurence] Hyde tarried, with a physician & a surgeon he was bringing with him, on the road, & did not reach Rouen until after the death. They design to bring over the Earl's body for interment in England. ...

... The French interest at Court seems to decline apace. ...


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 [December] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 213

Document type: Holograph

Transmits a letter from his brother and, by Sir William Temple's desire, adds to it that in his, Sir William's, belief, "the effect of my Lord Arlington's voyage into Holland will not be at all answerable to the noise it hath made. ... He will leave the Prince of Orange just as he found him."


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 200

Document type: Copy

The case of many of the restored Irish in respect to the proposal to lay a tax of £30,000 upon them has been fully heard by the Lord Lieutenant & Council but they have thought fit rather to refer it to the King's determination than to give a judgment. ... If they are to pay such a sum, & have no consideration for it, the case of the Irish is as hard, as their condition will be miserable. ... If the sum be disposed of already, by the King's grants, the relief can only be by recompensing the Grantees some other way. ...


Ormond to Fitzpatrick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 202

Document type: Copy

... It seems to the writer that the King intended, by taking £30,000, for what was devolved to him by reason of the lapse, to enlarge the stock of reprisals, for the advantage of the old Proprietors ... who, only, are chargeable with the compensation. ...

If those upon whom the £30,000 is to be raised, have had nothing in consideration of that sum, the King is obliged, in justice & honour, to satisfy the Grantees some other way. ...


Lord Cahir, & Piers Butler, to Ormond

Date: 20 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 215

Document type: Original

Family and estate affairs; connected chiefly with the Butlers of Ikerrin.


Subjoins 1

An Order of Reference by James, Duke of Ormond, to Lord Cahir and Mr Piers Butler, concerning certain differences between Lord Ikerrin & his brother Edmund Butler; and expressing an intention to settle upon the former & his heirs certain lands

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 217

Document type: Original


Subjoins 2

Report, by Lord Cahir and Mr Piers Butler, upon the matters referred to their consideration by his Grace the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 217-218

Document type: Original


Sir Robert Howard to Ormond

Written from: Westminster

Date: 20 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 219

Document type: Holograph

Assurances of the writer's unfeigned respect & service. Incidents in town.


Advices from the British Resident at Brussels [Sir Richard Bulstrode]

Written from: Brussels

Date: 21 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 241

Advices from the British Resident at Brussels [Sir Richard Bulstrode] of the progress of the several Campaigns in Flanders, and in Germany; together with various passages of political and domestic intelligence from Brabant, and other parts of the Netherlands. Addressed apparently to Sir Robert Southwell and, by him, forwarded to the Duke of Ormond.


A News-Letter, concerning incidents of the war in Germany

Written from: Au camp près de Remiremont

Date: 21 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 424

Document type: Copy

Addressed: "Pour Monsieur Samborne."

French.


Subjoined:

Notices of incidents in France

Written from: Paris

Date: 29 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 425

Document type: Endorsed by Sir G. Lane


A News-Letter, addressed by Sir Robert Southwell, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 221

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Performance of the Duke of Buckingham's play The Rehearsal.

Adventure of Lord Cavendish with the "fine daughter of my Lady Heneage, who, by the severity of her mother ... became more yielding". ...

Particulars of the King's "gracious bounty" to various persons.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 224

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of forthcoming propositions concerning a renewal of the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland. Desire expressed by many of the Duke of Ormond's friends for his Grace's return to England. Personal and family affairs of the writer.


An Account of the Gross Produce of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland] of Hearth Money; insolvencies only excepted; for five years; rebating yearly the charge of management of the same; etc.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 512

Document type: Original


An Account of the Gross Produce of his Majesty's Revenue of Inland Excise [in Ireland] and Licenses of Beer and Ale ... for two years & three quarters [ending 29 December 1673]; rebating the charge of management &c.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 513-514

Document type: Original


An Account of the Gross produce of His Majesty's Revenue of Quit-Rents, Crown-Rents, Composition-Rents, and Transplanters' Rents, in the Kingdom of Ireland ... for five years ... the end of the said five years being the 25th of December, 1673

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 524

Document type: Original; the date in margin is, as in other cases thereunder, that of the attestation of the account upon oath


A like Account of the Revenue, arising from Licences for the Sale of Wine and Strong Waters, in the Kingdom aforesaid

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 525

Document type: Original; in this account, the Attestation is not stated; but the paper is one of the same series of Accounts


An Account of the Gross produce of his Majesty's Revenue of Customs, and Imported Excise in ... Ireland, for four years; yearly rebating the charge of management, etc.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 521-522

Document type: Original


Mr Podmore [not herein named] (see a subsequent letter, in this volume, addressed to the Duke of Ormond, f. 180) to [Sir George Lane]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy

An order respecting postage of letters has come hither, under which the Principal Secretary of State retains his privilege. The order led to a remark upon the oddity that we should have a Secretary-at-War, who scarcely knows whether the General be alive or not; and a Secretary of State who never writes a letter.


Ormond to the Earl of Derby

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy

... Communicates a letter from Mr Roper, by which his Lordship will see how sad a condition the inhabitants of the Isle of Man are in, by reason of the scarcity there. If pressed beyond, or to the height of their abilities ... it will dispeople the island. The Duke has therefore given directions to the Earl's officers to afford them all practicable ease. ...

Communicates, also, particulars of Lord Athol's proposals. ... If Lord Derby shall be satisfied therewith, the needful instrument will be sent for his signature. ...


Ormond to the Earl of Strafford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 207

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Earl for some marble sent to adorn some old rooms here ... and adds some particulars concerning the affairs of Lord Derby. ... The man Merritt, who had gotten too much into Lord Derby's good opinion at Paris, is personally unknown to the writer, but is reported to him - from England - as "one of the worst of those who get their bread by contriving to seduce young men to all sorts of debauchery". ...


Ormond to Major Thomas Fairfax

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 209

Document type: Copy

Affairs of Lord Derby. Famine in the Isle of Man.


Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, for the examination of a matter in difference between Major West, and Richard Wafer, Seneschal of the Duke's Manor of Arklow, in the county of Wicklow, concerning certain lands pertaining thereto

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy


Earl of Essex to Father Patricke

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Has received his correspondent's letter of 7th November. Has always reguarded the King's word as pledged to "the Nominees" for the lands adjudged to them by the Act [of Settlement].

The Lord Lieutenant hopes to find, within a short time, means for carrying out "the ends of the Act, in relation to those persons".


Further Advices from the British Resident at Brussels [Sir Richard Bulstrode] relating partly to the events of the War; partly to the political affairs, and changes of Government in Spanish Brabant

Written from: Brussels

Date: 25 and 28 December 1674; 4 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 243-246


Lane to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 226

Document type: Holograph

Contrary winds "keep our friends yet in Holland, which will vex them the more, when they hear how their actions are descanted upon by such as wish them [Arlington & Ossory] lost in his Majesty's opinion". ...


Ranelagh to Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 26 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 430v

Document type: Copy

Is in hope that by this time the Officers of Horse in Ireland can have six months of their postponed pay. Nothing will give the Revenue undertaking more reputation than dispatch on this point. ... It is also most important to pay Mr [Laurence] Hyde's pension with punctuality. ... A pretension of the writer's own ... is, he thinks, "both moderate & reasonable". ... It can be very little, if anything, inconvenient to the undertaking, and will be of very great advantage to the writer's fortune. He has entrusted the particulars and management of it to Mr Bodurda. ...


M. de Saint-Denis to [Wharton?]

Date: 26 December [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 206-207

Document type: [Without date of year, and without address]

Thanks his correspondent for favours conferred. Mentions some advices received from the French Camp, and some incidents at Court. Notices "a rumour" of the retreat of Mlle de la Vallière into a Convent.

French.


Ch[arles?] Hammond to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: Monks Friston [?]

Date: 28 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 375

Document type: Holograph

Recommends a tenant for his Lordship's Farm at Burton.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 29 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 229-230

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of arrangements proposed as to certain offices in the department of the Lord Steward. Details concerning the illness & death of the late Earl of Clarendon.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 29 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 231

Document type: Holograph

"The Earl of Inchiquin is, they say, to be Governor of Tangier; the charge whereof is so reduced, I hear, as scarcely to afford him a support suitable to that quality. ... He is not to dispose of a penny; but all the money - which is designed for the support of the Garrison - is to be locked in a chest, with three several keys." ...


Burlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 14-15; 232

Document type: Holograph; also a modern transcript

Has this day the honour of his Grace's letter, wherein he finds expressions of kindness towards the Duke's deceased friend [Clarendon], very agreeable to his Grace, generosity & friendship. ... The deceased was, by many, thought to be possessed of great wealth, but he died in a condition very contrary to that belief. ... His daughter & his youngest son he has bequeathed to the care & tenderness of their two brothers [Clarendon & Rochester] who will, the writer is confident, discharge the trust. ...

Adds some particulars of passing events. ...


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 December 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy

... Has read over all the copies of Warrants sent by Sir G. Lane. States, at length, his opinion thereupon. ... Conceives that Sir George has had palpable injury, if the Contractors for the Revenue of Ireland have made certain payments stated, since they received his Majesty's commands to the contrary. ...


[Lane?] to [Ormond]

Date: [December? 1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 10-12

Document type: A modern transcript

Has waited upon [the new] Lord Clarendon who is, indeed, "a very melancholy man. At parting, he desired me to present his service to Your Grace, who, he knew, would be sorry for the death of your true friend. On this occasion, I suppose, it will not be improper to mind Your Grace of calling to his Lordship for your papers, which, by your direction, I delivered to his father. He can have no use of them; and, without them, I am sure your story whenever you have leisure to employ your own pen - which only can be worthy of it - must be very imperfect." ...


[Southwell] to [Ormond]

Date: [December] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 223

Document type: Holograph

H.R.H. the Duke of York rages at a letter sent him by the Earl of Ossory, intimating his having proposed a marriage to the Prince [of Orange] of my Lady Mary, to which only some civil words were returned. This is imputed to the instigations of my Lord Chamberlain [Arlington]; and the King is said to disown any instruction to that purpose, so that on the Duke's side there is a very cold reception preparing for his Lordship.


Notes on the History of the Manor of Thringstone, in Leicestershire, by Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Date: [December?] 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 375v


Draught of a Letter [proposed to be addressed] by the King [to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 122

Document type: Endorsed by Lane [as above]

Draught of a Letter [proposed to be addressed] by the King [to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for inserting Sir Paul Davys' pension [so in MS.] as Secretary of State [for Ireland] on the establishment ... [as] recommended by the ... Lord Lieutenant ... [in] his letter to the Earl of Arlington, of 27 August, 1673.


Some Observations upon the Revenue of Ireland, in the time of the Duke of Ormond's Government

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 402-403

Document type: Original; endorsed, & dated, by Ormond


De Studio Theologiae, et de Scriptoribus nonnullis Theologicis. [By Thomas Barlow, Bishop of Lincoln].

Date: 1674

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111, fol(s). 123-133

Document type: Transcript, by Sam Carte


The State of the Case between the Duke of Ormond and the Lord Ranelagh and Partners [in the Farm of Irish Revenue] to be heard at the Council Board

Date: [circa 1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 701

Document type: Original


Petition of Peter Walsh, on behalf of himself, Anthony Gearnon, Francis Coppinger, Thomas Harold ... and others of the Roman Catholic Clergy of Ireland, to the King

Date: Undated [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 264

Document type: Minute

Recites the persecutions and sufferings which have been brought upon Petitioner and those who joined with him in subscribing the loyal 'Remonstrance' of 1661, in defence of their allegiance to his Majesty. ...

Prays for his protection and countenance thereunder.


Some Observations [by the Duke of Ormond?] on the Lord Ranelagh's Discourse before the King, and the Committee for Foreign Affairs, upon a Representation [concerning the Revenue of Ireland] from the Lord Lieutenant

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 600

Document type: Original; wholly in Ormond's hand


An Abstract of Accounts concerning his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; shewing receipts by the Farmers there; and payments made thereout

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 549

Document type: Apparently, original


Observations on my Lord Ranelagh's State of the Revenue [of Ireland]

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 540-541

Document type: Apparently, original (anonymous)


A State of the Revenue [of Ireland]

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 542-543

Document type: Copy? The paper which, in the order of this volume, immediately follows, and which relates to the same subject as the present paper, is in Lord Aungier's hand.

Drawn up by the Lord Ranelagh. With observations [27 by Francis, Lord Aungier?] thereupon.


A Computation of what sums of Money the Lord Ranelagh and his Partners owe the Civil and Military Lists [of Ireland] according to their Contract with his Majesty

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 544

Document type: Holograph

[By Francis, Lord Aungier.]


An Account of Rent due to his Majesty from John Forth, esquire, and partners, Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 517

Document type: Original


A Computation of what payments the Lord Ranelagh & his Partners ought to make to the establishment of the Civil & Military Lists [of Ireland], from 25 December 1670, to 30 June, 1673

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 519-520

Document type: Originals (five documents)

[With various other computations relating to the Farming of the Irish Revenue, by the persons aforesaid.]


An Extract of the Accounts of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, for five years, from the 25th of December, 1669, to the 25th of December, 1673; delivered, upon oath to the Lord Lieutenant

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 523

Document type: Original


Memorandum of an Assignment of Moneys for Military Service in Ireland. By Secretary Lord Arlington.

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 623

Document type: Copy


Several Computations of the Charge of raising the Army of Ireland to 10,000 private soldiers

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 627-628

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Case of Colonel John Fitzpatrick concerning lands of which as alleged his ancestor was dispossessed by the Earl of Strafford, and of which the memorialist received a regrant, together with the quit-rents, from the new King

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy?


The State of the Lord of Dungannon's Case, as to ... several Houses and Lands, and all the Commons of Dundalk

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 256-257

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Petition of Rose, Marchioness of Antrim [daughter of Sir Henry O'Neill of Shane's Castle, & 2nd wife of Randal, Marquess of Antrim], on behalf of the Marquess her husband, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 475

Document type: Original

Recites the Marquess of Antrim's services and losses in Ireland. ...

Prays that if his Grace should transmit into England a certain Petition of Adventurers and Soldiers, claiming certain of the said Marquess' lands in Ireland he may be pleased to transmit thither this Petition also.


Subjoined thereto 1

Petition of several citizens of London [creditors of Randal, Marquess of Antrim] to the King [praying for his restoration to his Lands in Ireland]

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 479

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto 2

Particulars of Lands late of Randal, Marquess of Antrim, which have been set out to certain Adventurers & Soldiers

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 477


The Case between Marmaduke Dorrell, esquire, and Sir Jeremy Whichcott [in relation to claims arising out of grants of a Farm of the Customs?, as it seems] depending before Your Lordships; to be reported by the Lord Keeper [Finch, afterwards Earl of Nottingham, & Chancellor]

Date: Undated [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 617

Document type: Copy


The Case of Elizabeth? Hamilton, sole daughter and heiress of James, Lord Pastlay, and granddaughter of James, Earl of Abercorn, in relation to the Barony of Clifton of Leighton Bromswold (a Barony by Writ of summons, of 1608)

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 454

[The Barony claimed by Mr Hamilton was allowed, in February 1675, to Katherine O'Brien, the opposing claimant.]


Note on the Case of the Lady Katherine O'Brien, a claimant of the Barony of Clifton of Leighton Bromswold

Date: [1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 456


Of the Earls and Countesses of Huntingdon; of their originals, allies, arms, and posterities. ...

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 301-305

Document type: In the hand of an amanuensis; with corrections & additions in the hand of Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon; endorsed with the memorandum: "Sent to Mr Churchill"


The Case [of the Manor] of Blaugherby [in the County of Leicester]

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 306


Collections on the Genealogy of the Family of Hastings afterwards Earls of Huntingdon, and on their possessions in the Counties of Norfolk, York, Leicester, Northampton, & elsewhere. By Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 333-335

Document type: Holograph


Pedigree and Alliances of Hastings, Earls of Huntingdon

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 336

Document type: Fair copy; from the MS. collections of Earl Theophilus


Notes of Public Records, Deeds, and other MSS., and documents, illustrative of the History of the Family of Hastings, Earls of Huntingdon (1581-1662). [In the hand of Earl Theophilus.]

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 374r-v


Notes for the History of the Manor and Lordship of Ashby de la Zouch, and its descent in the Families of Zouch and Burnell

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 379


Notes, by Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, on the descent of Baronies by Writ, and on the use of foreign titles by English Peers

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 381

[Apparently drawn up as a contribution to Dugdale's Baronage.]


Chronological notes, by the same Earl, on the Baronage and Peerage of England A.D. 1330-1484

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 382r-v


Oraison. [By Sir Leoline Jenkins?]

Date: [1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265, fol(s). 20-21

French and English.


Note on an incident in the life of Origen. [By Sir Leoline Jenkins?]

Date: [circa 1674]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265, fol(s). 15


Religious Meditations, and notes of Christian Experience. [By Sir Leoline Jenkins? With some prayers.]

Date: [circa 1674?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 8-9, 12-13, 17


Short Heads of Mr Rice Williams' Eleven Letters to Mr Coleman [written in] 1674 and 1675; taken December, 1678

Date: 1674; 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 438r-v


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