Carte Calendar Volume 53, 1675-1677

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Carte Calendar Volume 53, 1675-1677

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 53

Extent: 635 pages



An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Margaret Russell, for the restitution to petitioner of certain chattels, taken from her by distraint

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy


Certificate, by the Duke of Ormond, of the faithful service, in his Grace's Household, of William Cary

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon a Petition of Daniel Haven, concerning arrears of Rent

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy


A like Order, upon a Petition of Nicholas Bagot

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: [2 January] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 2 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 168-169

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the letter of December 22nd, written from Dublin, and refers it to the Duke's judgment whether he Sir George Lane "deserves the reproach of the Censurer for not attending the place", which he is "not permitted to execute".

Lord Ossory's return is delayed by adverse winds.


Finch to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 4 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Thinks himself very happy in having stopped the Patent of Mr Sheridan for the "Provostship of [Trinity College] Dublin, because it proves an acceptable service to your Grace. This consideration alone will make it very difficult for him to advance any further in his pretensions."


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 4 January 1675

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

Document type: Copy

Is extremely sensible of Sir Robert's concernment of the writer. ... It falls out somewhat extraordinarily that the latter is no less obliged to him for his care of the poor mad fellow [Edward Purcell] that threatened to kill the writer, than for his kindness to better friends.

Has inquired how much of [Purcell's] land he holds, & wishes the man were capable of receiving & managing it; yet so that the writer may not be thought to part with it to him, for fear of being killed by him. Else [in MS.: "So"], he might be threatened out of all - to which he does not feel disposed.


Ossory to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Hague

Date: 5 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 478

Document type: Holograph

... Is not without wonder that the letter written "upon the account of my being sent hither" is mistaken. ... "The copy I keep by me, and I defy the world justly to say that I have, in the least, varied from my commission." ...

Would be glad to see Sir R. Southwell, if possible, before any other person, on his (the writer's) arrival in England.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 5 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 170-171

Document type: Holograph

Lady Vyner is dead. The writer has heard nothing from Sir Edward Fitz-Harris, although the time is expired within which "he promised to send your Grace an answer, touching moneys to be allowed upon payments to Sir R. Vyner".

M. de Ruvigny mentioned this day, to the King, his receipt of intelligence that the Allies have been entirely defeated by Turenne, within four leagues of Colmar.

In a PS., the writer adds copious particulars of this Battle; and also mentions the burial of Lord Clarendon at Westminster on the previous evening.


Thomas Derham to a person unnamed [probably Sir George Lane]

Written from: Rome

Date: 6 January 1675 N.S.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 249-250

Document type: Original

Gives account of various occurrences at the Papal Court.


Advices from the British Resident at Brussels of recent occurrences in Brabant and in Germany

Written from: Brussels

Date: 8 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 251


Ossory to the Prince of Orange

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 474

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Lane: "The original was shewn to H.R.H. [the Duke of York] and approved of"

Deems it his duty to submit to the Prince a report of the execution of the commands with which his Highness honoured the writer. He did not fail to present to their Royal Highnesses, the Prince's compliments, which, together with the letter addressed to the Duke of York, were received with every token of esteem and friendship for the Prince of Orange.

The Earl of Arlington desires the writer to add assurances of his humble services to his Highness.

French.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 9 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 476

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of the 14th September was received by Lord Ossory only on his arrival from Holland.

What he has to say, in reply, he will reserve "for a surer conveyance" [than that of the post]. He would have written to the Duke from Holland, but that he found it was usual to have letters, on both sides, broken open.

Adds congratulations on the Duke's new way of like and improved health, in that repose - "which differs so much", from the Duke's fate in former days.


A Correspondent [signing only "Ch"] to Sir R. Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 9 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 204

Document type: Original [addressed to Southwell, in London]

The French in Alsace have drawn together a considerable Army, stated to comprise 30,000 foot and 10,000 horse. Brisack, it is thought, will be so blockaded, "that not a living soul can stir out of it". News of a bloody fight is looked for, with hope, and with fear.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 9 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 172-173

Document type: Holograph

Lords Ossory and Arlington, on their return from Holland, were accompanied by the Prince of Orange, "till they were almost got into the main Sea". The Dutch Admiral, Van Tromp came with them to Court. He was civilly received by the King and Duke of York; and much gazed at by all men. His mien, adds the writer, is graceful enough, and he is much enamoured of my Lord Ossory. The entertainments offered him are like to go the round of the Court and Town, "to shew him the generosity & hospitality of this place".


William, Prince of Orange (afterwards King William III), to King Charles II

Written from: La Haye

Date: 11 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 247-248

Document type: Copy

Thanks the King for the communication with which H.M. has honoured him, through the channels of Lord Ossory and of Lord Arlington, and assures him that the wish expressed that all misunderstandings which may have chanced to occur between H.M. and the United Provinces during the late war may now entirely disappear, is shared by the writer. Has spoken at large to their Lordships on measures which may promote cordial feelings between the Crown of England & the States General, and feels assured they will be faithfully reported to the King.

French.


Advices from the British Resident at Brussels, on recent events at the seat of war and on the political affairs of Brabant.

Written from: Bruxelles

Date: 11 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 267


Advices from the British Resident at Brussels; as before

Written from: Brussels

Date: 18 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 270-271


Further Advices, from the British Resident at Brussels

Written from: Brussels

Date: 29 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 272-273

Further Advices, from the British Resident at Brussels, relating more especially to the proceedings of the Vice-Regal Court; and, in particular, to the measures concerted between the Duke of Villa Hermosa, Governor of Brabant, Don Emanuel de Lyra, and Don Pedro Ronquillos, for the more vigorous prosecution of the war. The Resident at Brussels notes, further, a project for a mission to England in the hope, amongst other objects, of recruiting English troops already stationed in Brabant, as well as certain other regiments about to embark for Holland.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 12 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 174-175

Document type: Holograph

In the late glorious victory won by Turenne, fifteen squadrons of French Horse routed twenty-four squadrons of the Allies. The King of France offers to treat of Peace in any town of the United Provinces, other than Breda.

After Lady Vyner's death it was discovered that she had shortly before clandestinely married her daughter - at the age of twelve years and four months - "to her sister's youngest son" ... to the great disappointment and grief of Sir R. Vyner, "he having desired to marry her to the Lord Treasurer [Danby]'s younger son ... made Lord Dunblane in Scotland, in order to that match".


Bulstrode to Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 12/22 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 208-209

Document type: Holograph [in part, erased]

Has received Sir Robert's letter of January 4, O.S.

States what has come to the writer's knowledge respecting the proceedings of Lord Castlehaven, and respecting his intended journey into Spain.

Gives the purport of the latest advices, from the seat of war upon the French frontier; and from Spain.


Subjoins:

Breviate of Advices from Madrid, relating to the approaching nomination of provincial governors for Hainault, Namur, and Luxemburgh; and to certain military appointments

Date: 21 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 210


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 January 1675 [plainly "June" in the transcript; but, on the endorsement, "January"; and correctly]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

With all imaginable earnestness, recommends to Ossory and through him to Arlington, Sir James Cuffe, who, in the displacing of Lord Aungier, in the suppression of the Presidency of Munster, and by the voyage which Lord Ranelagh imposed on him and other officers, has been a great sufferer. The man, for integrity & parts, is equal to any employment he will seek or undertake. ...


Ormond to Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 212

Document type: Copy

To like effect, as in the letter calendared immediately above, on behalf of Sir James Cuffe.


Ormond to Aungier

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 213

Document type: Copy

Communicates some information, given by one Thompson, a Scottish minister, concerning two of his countrymen, Montgomery and Wall, who were concerned in a small rebellion raised in Scotland, and more recently (according to Thompson) in a conspiracy made at Bandonbridge. ... Thompson's informations were found useful to his Majesty's service, during the writer's Lieutenancy, and were rewarded. ...


Ormond to Burlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy

Is heartily sorry that my late Lord Clarendon should have undeceived the world, with so much inconvenience to his family. I had rather the World had been, in some good proportion, in the right & that he had left his children wealthy. But whatsoever he was ... the writer hopes he may, without Popery, say: "God's peace be with him & happiness with his." ...

... "Here, we kept a perfect English country Christmas - excess of drinking only retrenched. Fiddles we had; and men & women in abundance; beagles & hounds were not wanting"; and the writer's hawks flew the cocks admirably. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 126

Document type: Copy

... The Scottish laws and customs, and especially those that relate to Parliaments, differ from ours so much that a stranger ... cannot easily comprehend their proceedings. With us, Sir Robert knows, it is not allowed that any man should appeal ... from a judgment in any of the Courts of Justice to Parliament. Yet it seems that learned men there have advised it. On the other side judgments from the highest Courts amongst us are, by proper Writs, brought into the Lords' House, there tried, and the judgments confirmed or reversed, which, it seems, in Scotland is disputed, or rather utterly denied. ...


Manifesto of the King of France, in relation to recent negotiations opened by an Ambassador Extraordinary of the King of Sweden and in relation to a suspension of Arms during the pendency of those negotiations

Written from: St Germain en Laye

Date: 14 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 268

Document type: Copy

French.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 176

Document type: Holograph

Lord Ossory will give the Duke a full account of their late joint mission into Holland.

The writer wishes to his Grace all health & felicity in his retirement.


Ossory to Ormond

Date: 15 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 245-246

Document type: Holograph

The King judged an alliance by [so in MS.] the Duke's daughter to the Prince of Orange to suit most with his occasions; as also [so in MS.] a right understanding between them. My Lord Chamberlain [Arlington] was commissioned to handle the éclaircissement, on the King's side; and my part was that relating to the Duke.

... To the objection [so in MS.] ... "that the Prince of Orange, during & since the war, endeavoured to raise up seditions. ... The answer was that, before the Peace, he used his best endeavours to obtain, of not to constrain the King to, it; but not by anything tending to a Rebellion." ...

Adds, at very great length, an account of the Conferences and subsequent incidents. ... Mentions the opinion expressed by the Duke of Monmouth, as according with that of the Duke of York - who "avowed that he liked not the thing from the first; and accused me of too much haste". ...


Ossory to Ormond

Date: 15 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 253-254

Document type: Holograph [imperfect]

As to the Duke's quitting his place [of Lord Steward?] the writer knows not whether Lord Pembroke may not have the King's furtherance, by his new alliance. Such employments have been in his family. ...

Whether the King's remitting the quit-rents now paid would answer the Duke's occasions, may deserve consideration. ... Of the affair of the English title, the writer will not be negligent. Lauderdale's precedence, which induces the Duke to desire the thing - may perhaps be the greatest obstacle - so great is his power at present. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 15 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 478-480

Document type: Holograph

An account of the writer's late Commission [into Holland] will give the Duke of Ormond a sufficient clue to the influences which, at present, direct the course of affairs. The King thought that an alliance of the Duke of York's daughter with the Prince of Orange would "suit most with his", the King's, "occasions". Thus, the Lord Chamberlain [Arlington] was chosen to handle the matter, "on the King's side", and the writer, on the Duke's. The former stated to the Prince that "the King's objection" to such an alliance arose out of the information given him that the Prince strove to raise up sedition in England. The Prince admitted that, "before the Peace", he had used his best endeavours to cconstrain the King to make one, but "not by anything tending to rebellion". Since, it would have been a mere act of villainy to incite sedition.

The Prince, on the other hand, complained that, in time of his own greatest distress, the King sent over Ambassadors, who did but make stricter league with France.

Eventually, the Duke of York expressed much displeasure at some expressions in the Prince's letter, & would have it taken as a "civil denial"; which, adds the writer, the Prince assuredly did not mean. In truth, the Duke "liked not the thing from the first"; but was urged by the King.

Adds a mention of the offers of military command, made by the Prince to the writer; and of a plot "of bringing accusations" against the Duke of Ormond, "by my Lord of Buckingham's party".


Ormond to St Alban

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 214

Document type: Copy

Particulars of directions given to the Duke's servants in England for a certain payment of money. ...

Notices his employments in retreat ... wherein he confesses himself more subject to spleen, than in former times. ... Physicians prescribe the Bath waters ... and the writer wishes that a like prescription were made for Lord St Alban, so that they might meet the sooner. ...


Ormond to the Lord Keeper Finch

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 16 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy

Lord Derby's Commissioners by a letter of December 31st, herewith communicated, intimate that "they have composed the matter of the Examiner's place at Chester with Mr Acton", whose admission thereto is desired accordingly.


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: From the Court

Date: 16 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 255

Document type: Holograph

Lord Shaftesbury is to return into grace and favour, and my Lord Mordaunt is gone to St Giles to bring him up to Court. It is said that my Lord Chamberlain [Arlington] advised the King that it would be "expedient to have a better understanding with the little Lord, before the Parliament met. Some have found remoter employment for his Lordship in the Lieutenancy of Ireland; others, a more extraordinary one here at home under the title of 'Vicar-General'."

Adds that Lord Inchiquin will take Ireland in his way to Tangier and then concludes his letter in [deciphered] cypher.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 16 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 178-179

Document type: Holograph

Has had interviews with Lord St Alban and with Lord Bristol, both of whom made affectionate inquiry concerning the Duke of Ormond.

Adds some details respecting the privilege of official franking, upon occasion of a question respecting Lord Ossory's late despatches. Lord Ranelagh [Vice-Treasurer of Ireland] asserts himself to be a loser of £300 a year by the withdrawal of his privilege.


Ormond to the Bishop of Waterford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy

Mr Jones, one of the Duke's Chaplains, and bearer of this letter, has served faithfully, for above seven years, in the laborious employment of a school in this city. He is recommended to the Bishop's favour for something "that may be consistent with his charge".


Ormond to the Bishop of Waterford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 95

Document type: Copy

To like effect, on behalf of Mr Harrison, who, as the writer understands, has performed his duty at Clonmel, "with diligence and good ability".


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 19 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 180-181

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of 30 December and 6 January. Were he permitted to shew "to Mr Secretary" [Coventry?] the latter, good use, he thinks, might be made of it "to stem the present torrent".

Adds some particulars as to the probable renewal of the Farm of the Irish Revenue in order "to keep matters as they are, in the same hands".


Address of the Mayor and Corporation of Cork to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Cork

Date: 22 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 236

Document type: Original [with thirteen signatures]

Pray his Grace's countenance & protection in defending the Memorialists from designs to their prejudice, entertained by certain "inhabitants of this Corporation who have sent agents to Dublin" to sue for a new Charter.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 238

Document type: Holograph [with an interlinear decypher, in Ormond's hand]

Details (in cypher) of "some aspersions, if not accusations", cast upon the Duke by his enemies ... [and, more particularly, by the Earls of Meath and Orrery, and by Lord Berkeley]. ...


Enclosure 1

Advices, political and military, of incidents in Flanders, Germany, and other parts of the Continent

Written from: Brussels

Date: 20 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Received in London; and communicated to the Duke of Ormond at Kilkenny.


Enclosure 2

The like Advices; two days later

Written from: Brussels

Date: 22 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 240v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 217

Document type: Copy

Sir George Lane's letter of the 5th inst was the only one that gave the Duke any intimation of the victory of the French over the Confederates [Battle of Turckheim, fought on that day, N.S. [5 January 1675], and won by Turenne].

... Adds some instructions concerning personal and family affairs. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy

Reflections "on the affair of the match" [between the Princess Mary of York & Prince William of Orange] ... concerning which the writer finds himself at a stand to conceive "a reason for any coldness in the reception of the overture, if it came single". ...

The defeat given to the Confederates ... will make a great change in all places, & perhaps at the Hague. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 23 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 182

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for His Grace's letter of January 13; and for the support given to the writer in his claims upon the Treasury of England. Lord Buckhurst is raised to the Earldom of Middlesex. It is reported in the City that the Swedes have laid an embargo upon all the Dutch ships in Swedish ports.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 219

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Did not think it very probable that anything could happen which would require of the writer to trouble his Lordship with a letter. Yet the mistake of my Lord of Burlington's Secretary in misdirecting, on the outside, one of his letters, and the present writer's desire not to ... delay the correspondence of such near relations, imposed that necessity upon him. The Earl will see that the superscription of the letter sent herewith seemed to give a good title for opening it, although it belongs to his Lordship.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 26 January/5 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 249

Document type: Holograph

"Though the ill concert among the Confederate generals has ruined the hopes of so mighty forces this campagne [in MS.: "this campania"], both in Flanders and Alsatia, yet I do not", says the writer, "find them give over the sense [meaning "the opinion"], or the confidence, of coming next Spring earlier and stronger into the field, & with better agreement upon the measures to be taken by Count Waldech [in MS.: "Waldec" - Georg Friedrich von Waldech, created Prince of Waldech, in 1682] at Vienna." ...


Encloses:

Political and Military Advices; sent by Sir William Temple to Secretary Sir Henry Coventry; and, by duplicate, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Hague

Date: 5 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 251


William Ashburnham to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 186

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the reception of Mr Brouncker [in MS.: "Branckard"], as "a new recruit in the Duke's Regiment of the Greencloth".

Adds that since Sir Stephen Fox did the King the great service of reducing his rate of payment of interest from ten to six per cent, and placed the Excise under so good a manager as Mr Kent, there is a fair prospect, for a while, of money for the household.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 26 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 184

Document type: Holograph

Sends to His Grace a duplicate copy of Lord Ossory's despatch, upon his recent Mission.

Asks the favour of some deer for stocking the writer's Park, now ready for their reception.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 81-82

Document type: Holograph

Reports various particulars of service, and of correspondence and papers forwarded. ...

Mentions Lord Arran's audience of leave, upon his departure for Ireland.


Ormond to Burlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 221

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter addressed to the Earl of Orrery.


Ormond to the Earl of Strafford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 January 1675

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

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning the reasons for presenting Mr Gipps to Lord Derby's living of Bury in Lancashire, rather than Mr Greenhalgh, recommended by Lord Strafford.


Ormond to Sir W. Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy

Has received a letter from his son Ossory ... but as to Ossory's part in the late errand into Holland, knows no more than is public. Nor indeed is his, the writer's, curiosity such that his ignorance is of any pain to him. The secret cannot be of longer continuance than his patience. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 28 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy

After some observations on certain conflicting points of law - and more especially of the law concerning jurisdiction of Parliaments - in England and in Scotland, the writer goes on to say:

"The affair of the Bishops is little more intelligible to me, not knowing very punctually wherein, or to what end, their advice was required. If they have unwarily, or over-zealously, let fall any expression that may offend or reflect upon the King, I hope they will so explain it as to redeem the error, & satisfy his Majesty." ...

In all his observations of the deportment of the Lord Lieutenant [Earl of Essex], the writer sees no reason why the King should think of recalling him; nor can he himself think of any man likely to serve the King better. ...


Sir Richard Bulstrode to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 28 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 274

Document type: Original, subscribed & signed

Adds various particulars to the preceding advices as to passing events and consultations on state affairs at Brussels, and supplies in epitome the chief contents of recent letters received in that city from Ratisbon, from the Hague & from Italy.


Fitzpatrick to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 29 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 188-189

Document type: Holograph

Has hopes that upon a new Farm of the Revenues of Ireland, likely soon to be made, means will be taken to secure for the writer the benefit of the King's grant of £2,000 charged thereupon.

On an interview with the Lord Lieutenant, on the previous day, his Lordship told the writer that he had received an intimation that Lord Shaftesbury would succeed him in this Government; and also that Lords Halifax, Holles, Bedford, and Salisbury, had recently been with the Duke of York.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 30 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 224

Document type: Copy

... Would not have any observation of his touching the King's revenue, and the failure on the Contractors' part, made use of, as his, because he professes not to busy himself whilst here, with anything but his private affairs & divertisements. Having a very ill opinion of Lord Ranelagh, & his undertaking, which he has taken no pains to conceal, the Duke thinks it below him to be suspected of acting the part of an inquisitor, out of revenge or spite. ... What comes to his knowledge is obvious, and without his seeking. ...


Enclosure 1

Ormond to the Earl of Devonshire

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 224

Condolences on the death of the Countess Dowager of Devonshire [Christian Bruce].


Enclosure 2

Ormond to the Earl of Aylesbury

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 224

On the same subject.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 30 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 452

Document type: Copy

Observations on incidents at Court, reported in Sir Robert's letter of January 16th ... some of which, says the Duke, might seem to have been "transcribed from ... the predictions of Lilly's Almanack". ...


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [From the Court]

Date: 30 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 261-262

Document type: Holograph

Narrates the declaration made by the King in Council (as being the result of the recent conferences between the Bishops and certain members of the Council) that he will take effectual means for securing the Conviction of Recusants; for suppressing the Mass; for banishing Priests and Jesuits; and to provide for the return to England of such persons as have been sent into foreign seminaries for their education; and, further, as respects Nonconformists, to suppress conventicles & to call in Licenses.


Ormond to Lord Bermingham

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 155

Document type: Copy

Has considered the draught of a letter sent by his Lordship. The application seems to the Duke to be a reasonable one, and will receive his recommendation to the Secretary of State, in England, as soon as he shall be informed of the name of the agent to be employed at that Court. The matter however is one that needs the approval of the Lord Treasurer of England with whom, the Duke adds: "I am to acknowledge that I have not much credit." ...


To the ... Lords of H.M. Privy Council, the humble Petition of the Advocates debarred from their employments [in Scotland]

Date: January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 263-264; 266

Document type: Original; minuted thus: "The Council [of Scotland] remitted this Petition to a Committee of the Council [for consideration & hearing] and to report"; &c.


To the Lords of Council and Session, the humble Petition of the Advocates, debarred from their employments [in Scotland]

Date: January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 265

Document type: Original; a breviate of the preceding with a special memorial & prayer [misbound, being placed between folios 264 and 266 of MS. Carte 72]


Relations [des événements de la Guerre] venues de Paris le 12 Janvier, 1675

Date: January 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 819-823

Document type: In three different hands; derived from various sources, but all bearing the same date of despatch

French.


Sir Robert Howard to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 1 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 241

Document type: Holograph

The calling of a Parliament is now, according to the best information the writer can find, out of question. The Lord Treasurer, Lord Keeper, Lord Lauderdale, & the two Secretaries of State have had several meetings with the Bishops in order to the framing of a Proclamation against Papists & Sectaries. The former are to be forbidden from appearing in the King's presence. From the latter, the King's licenses are to be withdrawn.


Essex to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 247

Document type: Holograph

A person is staying at Court, in England, on purpose to get the Provostship of Trinity College, Dublin, of whom "all the Bishops, and others, here, tell" the writer, he "is most unfit for it". Has sent a recommendation of "Mr Dean Ward, whom", he adds, "I look upon as the discreetest & properest man in the country to be Provost, and of whom, as I understand, Your Grace has the like good opinion".


Coventry to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 190-191

Document type: Holograph

States the result of proceedings at the Committee of Council for Irish affairs in respect to certain sums of "lapsed money" [accruing under the operation of the Settlement Acts] now adjudged to the King - "to the disadvantage of the poor Irish Catholics" - and, by his previous grant, passed to certain men, for whose profit it will be levied.

The 3rd of February is likely to be "a great day in Council"; the King having resolved to have all convictions of Catholic recusants now in the Exchequer perfected effectually. No Catholics, or persons so reputed, are to appear at Whitehall after a day named, under penalties of imprisonment; and conventicles are to be suppressed.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 2 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 192-193

Document type: Holograph

Has received His Grace's letter of January 21st.

Narrates "an odd encounter" in the drawing-room at Whitehall, between Lord Ossory and Mr Henry Bulkeley, which led to Mr Bulkeley's imprisonment in the Tower, by the King's Command.


Petition of George Meagher to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 2 February] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 95r-v

Document type: Copies

Prays for the remission of certain arrears of rent, under circumstances stated.

[With an Order, directing suspension of any demand thereof.]


Ormond to the King

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy

... As Chancellor of the University of Dublin, recommends to his Majesty Dr Michael Ward, for the Provostship of Trinity College, now vacant by the death of Dr Seele. The recommendation has the concurrence of the Lord Primate, of many of the Bishops, & (as the writer is told) also, of the Lord Lieutenant.


Ormond to Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 228

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter to the King, calendared immediately above.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 229

Document type: Copy

As soon as the writer received the Lord Primate's letter concerning Dr Ward, he wrote, on his behalf, to the King, & to Mr Secretary Coventry. ... Has written also to the Archbishop of Canterbury.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy

In his capacity as Chancellor of the University of Dublin has recommended Dr Ward to the King for the Provostship of Trinity. ... Remembering a former conversation with his Grace concerning the difficulty of finding, in England, a person fit for the office, & willing to resign his hopes in that Kingdom, trusts to have his Grace's concurrence in the recommendation.


Ormond to Colonel Fitzpatrick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 231

Document type: Copy

Has written to Mr Secretary Coventry, according to Colonel Fitzpatrick's desire. ... Thinks that the advertisement concerning a change of the government here is groundless. ...


Ormond to Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy

The writer's brother-in-law, Colonel Fitzpatrick, mentions that some pretension of his, not new to the King, are likely to come again under consideration. He served the King at home & in Spain in a way more chargeable to him than it could have been to most of his countrymen - very few of whom are in the capacity to do as he did. ...

The Secretary's favour to him is requested, so far as may be convenient.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy

As soon as this is received, Sir George Lane is to see Mr May, & to desire, on the writer's part, his best favour and assistance to the pretensions of Colonel Fitzpatrick. ...


An Order by the King in Council, concerning Popish Recusants.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 402

Document type: In print (London, Assigns of J. Bill & C. Barker 1675)


Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury [?], to Charles, Earl of Carlisle

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 607

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Lord Wharton: "Letter supposed to be writ from (sic) the E. of Shaftesbury"; it begins "My dear Lord Carlisle"

Mentions the ancient practice obtaining "through all the Northern Kingdoms" that nothing of great moment was acted by the Kings, without the previous advices "of the most considerable & active of the Nobility". Thinks that measures should be taken to ensure the revival of that custom. Desires Lord Carlisle to communicate his letter to Lords Salisbury, Falconbridge, & Holles.


Shaftesbury to Carlisle

Written from: London

Date: 3 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 125

Document type: Copy; endorsed: "Supposed to be writ from Earl Shaftesbury to Earl Carlisle"

Very much approves of what Lord Mordaunt tells the writer in Lord Carlisle's present purpose. It is the special duty of those who have borne office under the Crown to improve any opportunity of promoting a good understanding between the Royal Family & the People. For himself, there is no place or condition that will invite him to Court during this Parliament; nor until he sees that the King thinks frequent new Parliaments as much his interest, as they are the People's right.


Ormond to Essex

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 4 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 234

Document type: Copy

Is glad to find his opinion of the fitness of Dr Michael Ward for the Provostship of Trinity College confirmed by his Excellency's approbation. ...


By the King: A Proclamation [for the departure from the realm of all Jesuits and Priests whatsoever, being the King's natural born subjects, "except Mr John Huddleston, who did eminently serve Us in Our escape from Worcester"]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 403

Document type: In print (London Assigns of J. Bill &c. 1675)


Advices from Sir Richard Bulstrode to Sir Robert Southwell of the vast preparations which are in making along the whole French frontier for a vigorous prosecution of the approaching Campaign

Written from: Brussels

Date: 5 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 276-277

Document type: [All these Brussels advices from Sir R. Bulstrode are originals.]

Adds that these advertisements however numerous & weighty "do not awaken them [that are] here out of their dead sleep". They continue in repose as deep as if Articles of Peace had been signed. It is a thing he continues scarce credible that with such a Campaign impending neither money nor recruits have reached Brabant from Spain.


Dr Benjamin Parry, Dean of Kilkenny, to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 194

Document type: Holograph

Upon occasion of the death of the late Dean of St Patrick's, an offer of that Deanery has been made to the writer, in exchange for his present Deanery and his parish of St Michan's.

States his reasons for accepting the offer so made, and his high sense of the manifold obligations conferred upon him by the Duke of Ormond, whilst in his present office.


Bulstrode to Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 5/15 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 213-214

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the departure of Don Francisco Maria de Velasco, as Envoy Extraordinary to King Charles II.

Describes the financial policy of the new Governor; and the measures taken by him in the formation of public granaries.

Adds the purport of the latest foreign advices, received in Brussels.


Advices of incidents at the Court of England; with particulars of "Mrs Hyde, and her two husbands". ...

Written from: [London]

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 252-253

Document type: Original

Addressed by Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond.


Ormond to Derby

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy

Can easily comprehend that the expenses [at Rome] are now more than at other times. ... And for £200 or £300 a year additional his Lordship's bills shall be answered. ...

Adds some particulars concerning the Earl's houses, and his need to choose where, for a time, he will usually reside, upon his return to England, that due preparations may be made. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 482

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of January 27th, and will not fail to compliment the Duke and Duchess of York.

Is glad to find the Duke of Ormond well pleased with the writer's son, and inclined to send him into France. The only way to make him considerable is to have him bred up, and to live, after a quite different fashion from that in which "the young nobility of our parts" are wont to be trained, and to live. The writer will endeavour to find some fit person to travel with the youth - one "whose trade has not been that of a tutor, and who is not a pedant".


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 201

Document type: Holograph

Has received His Grace's letter of 4th inst, with the enclosure for the Lord Lieutenant, who promises "between this and Tuesday, to take some resolution to repress the insolency of the Tories in Connaught".

Within a few days, the writer hopes to wait upon the Duke at Kilkenny.


Devonshire to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 197-198

Document type: Holograph

The writer's late affliction [in the death of the Dowager Countess of Devonshire, his mother] so affected him that he could not sooner write to the Duke about it; or notice those testamentary provisions the trust of executing which is left to the Duke and to himself.

The writer's long illness disables him from attending his Mother's remains to their grave at Derby [the Earl adds that the body of his brother - the gallant and brilliant Cavalier who fell near Newark - is, at the same time, to be brought from Newark to Derby]; and he cannot prevail upon his son to perform that duty. But the subject is too unpleasing to be dwelt upon. ...


Burlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 199

Document type: Holograph

The King's Declaration in Council of the previous day has given satisfaction to many but great discomfort to others.

The contentious proceedings at law to which the clandestine marriage of Mrs Hyde (daughter-in-law of Sir R. Vyner) has given occasion, are now to be followed by the appearance of the lady in the Court of King's Bench, before my Lord Chief Justice Hale. There will probably be much discourse and much charge before the affair is ended.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 6 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 195-196

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, at Lord Ossory's desire and from his dictation, a detailed account of the incident at Court, which led to Mr Bulkeley's commitment to the Tower, where he still remains.


Ormond to the Bishop of Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 8 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 238

Document type: Copy

... Is sorry that the Deanery of this place is not likely by the [proposed] change to be supplied by one that will or can make it his residence. What the writer has added to the Deanery was given, principally, to make it worth the acceptance & constant care of a fitting person. ...


Advices from Sir Richard Bulstrode to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Bruxelles

Date: 8 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 278

Narrates the Ceremonies with which the new Governor, the Duke of Villa Hermosa, has been installed, and describes the great popularity which the Duke has acquired by his habit of giving daily audience, even to the meanest sort of people, a thing not used heretofore by former Governors.

Adds that his Excellency has shewn marks of special favour to English merchants.

The Resident appends in his own hand a PS. which mentions that Lord Castlehaven, instead of journeying into Spain as he had purposed, embarks for England as escort to Don Pedro Ronquillos, Ambassador of Spain to King Charles II.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 8 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy

In the event of a meeting of Parliament, desires to be informed what shipping of the King's are so stationed as that they may give a trip, in March, to the River of Waterford; an easier course than for a yacht [in MS.: "yaught"] to come round from the Thames.


Clarendon to Ormond

Date: 8 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 203-204

Document type: Holograph

Among the last things said by the writer's late Father, upon his death bed, was the expression of his wish that, upon any vacancy of the Principalship of a Hall in Oxford, the Duke of Ormond should be asked to bestow it upon Mr Levett, for four years Chaplain to the late Chancellor, and at present tutor, at Oxford, to the writer's son.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 9 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 254

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of various suits at Court for grants, appointments, and other matters of profit, in Ireland.


Joseph Ruthorne to Ormond

Written from: Evesham

Date: 9 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs of some members of the Ikerrin branch of the Butler family.


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 239

Document type: Copy

There are now such symptoms of a meeting of Parliament, that the writer begins to look forward to a voyage. ...

At this distance, he can bear my Lord of Suffolk's thoughts of him, reasonably well, but how he shall bear his Lordship's looks, or what he shall say to him, when he sees him, requires some instruction from Lord Kingston. ...


Ormond to James Clarke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Instructs Clarke to confer with Sir Stephen Fox, and others, as to arrangements to be made, upon the Duke's return to England, for keeping the Lord Steward's table, as in time of Parliament; but with the due economy, in regard to the continuance of his household here; the Duchess remaining in Ireland. ...


Ormond to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy

Recommends to his Grace an affair of Lord Charlemont, a minor. The application appears to be such as will be of advantage alike to the applicant, and to the estate, by whomsoever enjoyed.


Bulstrode to Southwell

Written from: Brussels

Date: 12 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 211-212

Document type: Holograph

Has received Sir Robert Southwell's letter of January 29.

The new Governor has promised to give the King [of England] entire satisfaction in the business of the English ships; and arrangements will, the writer believes, be made "to give speedy redress to the merchants ... without the tedious delays of the Admiralty".

Mentions the great scarcity, and extreme dearness, of provisions in Flanders.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 258

Document type: Holograph

A further report of Court incidents concerning the affairs of Ireland; and, in particular, concerning the management of the revenue of that Kingdom.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Has received his Grace's letter of January 30. ...

The marriage of Lord Dunblaine [in MS.: "Dunblany"] and Mrs Hyde ... is now ... disowned; "it having raised a great clamour. The Court [so in MS.; probably meaning the Court of Chancery] were angry at some passages and have ordered the Lord Mayor to enter into £40,000 bond; and that the young lady should not be married, until the case [of her alleged previous marriage] were decided in the Ecclesiastical Court."


Ormond to the Cofferer of the King's Household

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 243

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning some matters in the Lord Steward's Department of the Household; and, particularly, concerning "Mr Brouncker's composition".


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny Catle

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 452-453

Document type: Copy

Notices the encouragement given by the writer to the enterprise of Mr Nelthrop and his partners, to set up certain manufactures at Clonmel and other places, in which the Duke is interested. ... Adds: "It is my great grief that my brother Mathew, and many other of my relations, are Papists. I would go far, and do much, to make them other, but in the mean time differences of opinion cannot remove our relation[ship] ... and, I think ought not to abate natural affections" ...

Knowing Mathew's capacity, and his natural honesty, he has trusted him very far in the management of his estates, with good success...


Further Advices from Sir Richard Bulstrode

Written from: Bruxelles

Date: 19 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 280

They continue the account of occurrences at the Vice-Regal Court, and add other items of news from other parts of Brabant; from France and from the Hague.


Humphrey Hill to Colonel George Mathew

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 308

Document type: Extract

Thinks that a letter shewn to the present writer cannot be Mr Nelthorpe's. Is a stranger to the contents of it. ...

Has reported the progress of the manufacture as nearly as he could. ... Mr Nelthorpe thought it hard that if the manufacture should be relinquished, the house &c. should return to his Grace the Duke of Ormond.


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy

On receiving the 'Case' and 'Petition', mentioned in Lane's letter of February 2nd, the Duke will give the best advice he can. If the Parliament meet, something effectual may, perhaps, be done in England. Meanwhile, it may be good to try the Lord Lieutenant first.

The Duke has been asked by Lady Mary Bermingham [Lady Mary Bourke, daughter of Richard, Earl of Clanricarde, widow of Sir John Bourke of Derrymachlaghlay, in County Galway; now the wife of Edward, Lord Athenry] to write to George Legg about securing to her a small part of her first husband's estate, to which he has some pretension.


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 209

Document type: Holograph

Has conversed with the Lord Lieutenant, who told the writer that he had required the Commissioners of the Treasury to put in their Answer to the Petition of Captain Mathew. Upon this Answer - whatever it may prove to be - the writer will take the Opinions of the Solicitor-General, and of Mr Keating; and will bring them with him, on his visit to Kilkenny.


Coventry to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 207-208

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of 3rd inst, with its enclosure for the King, which was immediately presented. His Majesty consents to the promotion of Dr Ward [as Provost of Trinity College, Dublin].

Notices the great advantages given by late events to the French, in Alsace, in Sicily, and elsewhere; and the prospects of the approaching campaign in Flanders. Says of an offer made to the Prince of Orange by the Province of Guelderland to elect him as its Duke, that it is likely "to create such jealousies and such heart-burnings", as may much imperil the common cause.


Fitzpatrick to Ormond

Date: 14 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 205

Document type: Holograph

Believes that the great Farm [of the Irish Customs] "will be suddenly set to the Fortes"; and that it will now be seasonable, if hs Grace thinks fit, to recommend Sir James Cuffe. Notices some items of Court news.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 16 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 264

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]; endorsed by Ormond

Does not find any great advancement towards a Peace. ... The Almoner and Father Patrick [Walsh?] are gone. The writer wishes "they were accompanied by such as drew this storm upon us". ... "Harry Jermyn [in MS.: "German"] is to marry Mrs Pooley ... my Lord Duras [afterwards 2nd Earl of Feversham], to marry Secretary Trevor's daughter. My Lady Betty Howard [Elizabeth Killigrew, afterwards "Boyle" (Viscountess Shannon); and "Howard", as wife of James Howard, esquire, deceased at the date of this letter; no third marriage is mentioned in the Peerage] - in spite of her parents - will have Mr Fenton; though the child [Charlotte Jemima Henrietta Maria Boyle, otherwise Fitzroy; she married William Paston, 2nd Earl of Yarmouth] she had is of the family of the Fitzroys." ...


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 17 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 241-242


Ormond to Lane

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 17 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 163

Document type: Copy

Has heard the state of Sir George Lane's "Case", and has no objection to lay it before the Lord Lieutenant. It is long; but perhaps his Lordship has more patience than some others that have been in his place.


Notes of what passed between the Earl of Shaftesbury and Secretary Sir Jospeh Williamson, upon the Conveyance of a Message from the King, recommending the Earl, as Term was now ended, to go out of Town

Date: 17 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 101

Document type: In the hand of a Clerk, with corrections, & additions, in the hand of Shaftesbury's friend, Lord Wharton


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Ballineyrie

Date: 18 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 262

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Reports what has been done in the arrangement of a great series of deeds and muniments, concerning the Butler estates; and the writer's clear conviction that "there is none imaginable" to be thought of, for their due custody & management, so fit for the task as his Grace's nephew, Thomas Butler. ...


Valentine Chetwoode to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 269

Document type: Original

Further particulars concerning the vacant Provostship of Trinity College.


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: London

Date: 19 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 140v

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

Thanks the Archbishop for a letter of 12th inst. ... Yesterday, at the Council, orders were given to put the laws into execution against all who come not to Church ... and the Duke of Ormond put in a Petition against Lord Ranelagh, "concerning some words he spoke" ... reflecting upon his Grace. ...

Notices several incidents of current news. ...


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Northampton

Date: 20 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 271

Document type: Holograph

Contains a minute account of the solemnities of the funeral of the Countess of Devonshire & of those attending the removal of the body of the gallant Colonel Charles Cavendish, "to lie in the same vault, at Derby, with his progenitors". ... "Certainly", says the writer, "never funeral was carried so far with greater state, or performed with greater order." ...


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 273

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]; endorsed by Ormond

The Duke of York, as the writer is told, by letters out of England, has desired the King to excuse him for not going to Church, his conscience not allowing it. "I wish", adds the Earl, "it had been sooner; and, for the good of the religion I profess, that he never had been of it; knowing that all our sufferings will proceed from thence." ...


A News-Letter, addressed by Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 275-276

Document type: Holograph

Incidents at Court. Purport of some foreign advices received there.


A News-letter, containing an account of occurrences at the Court of Rome, and in the Republic of Venice

Written from: Rome

Date: 20 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 426

Document type: Copy

French.


Subjoined:

Notices of Incidents at the Court of France

Written from: Paris

Date: 13 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 426v-427

Addressed: "Pour M. Samborne".

French.


Bishop of Ossory to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 213

Document type: Holograph

Being informed that Dr Ashton is to attend upon the Duke in England, recommends for the office of Chaplain to His Grace's family at Kilkenny, Mr Thomas Dean, to whom the Duke formerly gave the advowson of Callan.

It is the Bishop's intention to bestow on Mr Dean, the cure of St Mary's Parish in Kilkenny upon its avoidance, the better to enable him to pay constant attendance at Kilkenny Castle.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 20 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 211-212

Document type: Holograph

The Dutch Admiral Van Tromp left this day for Holland, very much satisfied with his entertainment here, and especially with the dignities of Knighthood and Baronetcy, conferred upon him by the King, who also gave him "a noble jewel". Care was taken that the Admiral should be put to no charge for the fees of his dignities.


Aylesbury to Ormond

Written from: Northampton

Date: 21 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 215-216

Document type: Holograph

The writer's acknowledgement of His Grace's most obliging letter has been delayed by the payment at Derby of the last duty to the late Countess of Devonshire (aunt of the writer). The Duke's condolence is of no small comfort to the bereaved family.


Further Advices from Sir Richard Bulstrode

Written from: Bruxelles

Date: 22 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 281

A Deputation has come to the Governor, from the States of Hennaw, to represent the sad condition of that Province.

Measures are about to be taken for the remodelling of the Army of Brabant.

Don Emanuel de Lyra has returned to Holland to promote an adjustment of the affairs of the Allies.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 23 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Nothing is yet apparent which should lead people to think that Parliament is not to meet. On this head, the writer will not fail to keep the Duke well informed, and will also make the necessary arrangements for sending a ship to bring him over, "if there be not any man-of-war on that Coast".

The plans that had arisen out of the writer's late journey to Holland, and the idea of military service there, are now absolutely laid aside.

Mr Buckley's business is to be brought before the Council on the following day. The writer hopes that the world will see it to have been his misfortune, not his fault, to have had any dealing of that kind with Buckley.


Answer of the Commissioners of the Treasury [in Ireland] to the Petition of Captain George Mathew, on behalf of the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 813

Document type: Copy


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 26 February 1675 N.S.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 267-268

Document type: Holograph

Received a great deal of honour by his Grace's letter of 29 January. ... "Besides expostulations & expressions of kindness, on both sides, there were no affairs on my Lord Chamberlain [Arlington]'s part [in the late visit to this Court], for what was said at large, & at distance, of the match [of Prince of Orange, with the Lady Mary of York], was wholly my Lord Ossory's and, as it seems, without much thanks for it, after his return."

Adds, at very length, particulars of pending political and military affairs. ...


Advices from the British Resident at Brussels

Written from: Brussels

Date: 26 February-15 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 282-286

Document type: Five letters [counted as five entries each document having had to be read]

The favourite hope and topic here continues to be the probability of a Peace, which the Great Ones begin now seriously to desire, despairing of any good success as likely to follow the Armies of the Confederates. A General Congress is hoped for. In Germany, too, the Emperor [Leopold I] has had to listen to great complaints about the ravages of war, and he has given assurances, in reply, that he labours all he can for Peace.

At Madrid, people are talking of taking off the head of an Admiral who "had strangely permitted French succours to enter Messina".

News has come from Ratisbon that the Diet will not admit of the neutrality of Strasburgh. There is assurance of a large Imperial Army for the assistance of the Alsatian Provinces, where the French are busy in raising recruits, to whom they give liberal bounty.


A News-Letter, addressed by Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 277-278

Document type: Holograph

Incidents, at Court, political & miscellaneous. Notices of Irish affairs.


Subjoins:

A Statement, in Cypher, concerning the setting to farm of the Revenue of Ireland

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 279

Document type: Original [decyphered by Ormond]


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 280

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Father Patrick [Walsh] to give to the Duke an account of the state of affairs at Dublin. Mentions the purport of late letters received from England. ...


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 27 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 219-220

Document type: Holograph

Reports the execution of various instructions sent in the Duke's letters of February 3rd, 13th, and 17th respectively.

Is assured by Mr Secretary [Coventry] that the Parliament will infallibly sit at the time appointed; the King having given express order that such an assurance should be given in answer to all inquiries.

States the progress of his, the writer's, suit at the Treasury, and thanks the Duke for his support of it.

Mr Bulkeley has been liberated, after reprehension by the Lord Keeper. On his begging Lord Ossory's pardon, his Lordship told him he "need not doubt it; having his Majesty's".


Henry Montagu to Ormond

Date: 28 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 221

Document type: Holograph

Is in treaty with Mr Stroud for the sale of his office [of High Bailiff of Westminster] subject to His Grace's approbation; not doubting to have that of the Dean and Chapter, if the Duke consents to a reservation, in the covenants with Mr Stroud, of the sum [£100 a year] payable to His Grace annually, out of the Bailiwick.

Cannot name that payment, without being mindful of His Grace's extraordinary generosity in respect of it.


A List of Warrants, for [the payment, out of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland of certain] Free Gifts and Bounties

Date: February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 588-589

Document type: Original in Arthur Podmore's hand; endorsed by Lane

[Collected by Sir George Lane, in February, 1675.]


Notes of Alterations on the Establishment [Civil & Military, of Ireland] by Letters from his Majesty

Date: February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 590

Document type: Original in Arthur Podmore's hand; partly endorsed by Lane


Petition of Richard, Earl of Westmeath, and others, to the King

Date: [February?] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 294

Document type: Original

Recite certain Provisions of the Act of Settlement, for Ireland, and the effect thereof upon certain "custodium lands", in which Petitioners are interested. ...

Pray his Majesty's instructions to his Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for the putting of the Custodium lands aforesaid ... "into a common stock"; under conditions, & for purposes stated. ...


Subjoined thereto is:

Draught of a proposed Royal Letter, to be addressed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for carrying into effect the prayer of the Petition, calendared above

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 295-296

Document type: Endorsed: "The copy of a Letter for the Lord Athunry"


A Schedule of Warrants issued in England for the payment of certain "Gifts and Bounties" charged upon the Revenue of Ireland

Date: [February] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 217

Document type: In Sir George Lane's hand

[The amount is £10,900.]


A List of Pensions; ordered to be [charged] upon the present Establishment [of Ireland]

Date: [February] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 217v-218v

Document type: Also in Sir George Lane's hand


Sir Audley Mervyn to Ormond

Written from: Narle

Date: 2 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 242

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of some affairs of estate and finance, & of the writer's correspondence with Captain George Mathew [the Duke's principal Land-Steward] thereupon. ...

Is humble suitor to his Grace, "to give Mathew some liberty to forbear the extremity of law. I would not", he adds, "willingly, in the face of the country, have my estate extended upon at your suit, for such a sum. I shall be looked on as bankrupt, either in fortune or in honesty and the execution at law will haply [in MS., as is usual at this date, "happily"] be interpreted rather for revenge than satisfaction."


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 2 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 486

Document type: Holograph

Has mentioned to the King the Duke's intention of waiting upon him on occasion of the meeting of Parliament. There is no man of war that can be made ready, in time to bring the Duke over, but the King will forthwith give order for the timely dispatch of a yacht.

Has lent to the Lord Chamberlain [Arlington] the use of the Duke's house at Newmarket.


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 2 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 223

Document type: Holograph

Has spoken with George Legg about Lady Mary Bermingham's affairs. Mr Legg persists in "owning the promise he made to her and his resolution to perform it, as soon as he can get into Ireland; whither he intends to go as soon as possible ... to settle that, and the rest of his estate, in that Kingdom".


Aungier to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 227

Document type: Holograph

The Duke may learn from the Answer put in by the Commissioners of the Irish Treasury to Captain Mathew's Petition what usage he is likely to have from them. It is evidently their game to "spin out time, until their Contract be expired; and then to leave His Majesty in the lurch; after they have received all that fund", to make the Duke satisfaction. His Grace's Patent, adds the writer, is his surest & best title.


Colonel Edward Cooke to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 228

Document type: Holograph

Knows that my Lord Treasurer [Danby] has been a constant champion for the meeting of Parliament. Hopes that, when it sits, the Duke wil not deny his considerable assistance.

Sir Charles Harbord and the writer have been busied in arranging the new trust under the Will of Lady Devonshire. She has been very generous to Lord Aylesbury & his family, to the value of £20,000; to Lord Cavendish, £600 a year; besides large gifts of plate and jewels to him and to Lady Mary. With many other legacies.


Ormond to Southwell

Date: 3 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 454

Document type: Copy

Although there is a possibility that the Parliament may not meet in April, the writer prepares for it as if the meeting were certain. ...

Is told that Mr Nelthrop is expected here, to visit the beginnings of his designed manufacture. ... The writer sends herewith particulars of what was desired from him in the way of encouragement, and of what he has done therein. ...

"My Lord of Meath is preparing to pass over with his 'Articles', and being, as he certainly is, made a fool of, such as my friend Hudibras says 'knaves make use of', I shall not doubt but [that] he is well instructed. But to what points of accusation I know not." ...


Opinion of Mr ... [Bacon?] upon [a question of] distraining, in a case of Fee-Farm Rent purchased of the Crown

Date: 3 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 620

Document type: Copy; without signature; the endorsement is mutilated


Acquittance to the Executors of Sir John Lewys, baronet, for portions of the sums due by them to the Earl and Countess Dowager of Huntingdon, as the dowry & inheritance of Elizabeth, Countess of Huntingdon, daughter of Sir John Lewys, deceased

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 352

Document type: Draught


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Pall Mall

Date: 9 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 230

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of various incidents at Court. Has handed to Lord Ossory, the duplicate of the Duke's letter concerning him, and believes that he will answer it, by this night's post, unless he be delayed by preparations for his attendance on the King at Newmarket.


An Order of Reference, by the Duke of Ormond, upon a Petition of Philip Le Savage

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 10 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy


James Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 245

Document type: Holograph

Sir Hugh Middleton [third, and last recognized, baronet; grandson of the constructor of the Hertfordshire "New River"] is lately come from Belfast. On taking leave of Lady Donegal, she drew him aside, & conversed with him concerning my Lord John [Butler]'s pretensions to her daughter [Lady Anne Chichester, only daughter of Arthur, Earl of Donegal; she married, first, John Butler, Earl of Gowran, above-mentioned; secondly, Francis, third Lord Aungier]. He [Middleton] says he did not find her undisposed to the match, but dissatisfied that there should be so much talk of it, before coming to settlements. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 12 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 488

Document type: Holograph

Has come to Newmarket, as well to procure a stallion, as desired by the Duke, as to wait upon the King. For the horse, he has offered a hundred and ten guineas. If the offer be not accepted, the writer must trust the matter to Mr Barton [this name is doubtful], who served in Ireland, and has promised to use his best endeavours.


A New-Letter, addressed by Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 282

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the organization of the Committee of Council for Trade & Plantations. Incidents at Court.


Ormond to Southwell

Date: 15 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 454

Document type: Copy

Nothing can be done to secure the Norwich frigate, beyond what Sir R. Southwell has provided. Sir Robert's letter to the Father [Walsh] went on towards him last night. ...

... The Dogger, though not so commodious, is at least as safe & as good a sailor as the yacht at Dublin, which, together with the Dogger, my Lord Lieutenant would perhaps be loth to spare, at a time ... when the desire of intelligence out of England is more than ordinary. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 490

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter, written on behalf of Mannering Hanmer, came to Ossory during the hurry of his late journey into Holland, which makes it necessary for him to ask the Duke's pardon for so long a delay in replying to it.

The writer did not actively appear in support of Mr Hanmer's pretensions, because the Lord Lieutenant [Essex] formerly expressed a dislike of Lord Ossory's procuring [royal] "letters for Companies, by which means, he, Lord Essex, could not provide for his own friends". This statement of the Lord Lieutenant arose, indeed, out of misinformation, but the complaint induced the writer to abstain from addressing the King upon this occasion.


John Winckworth to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 284

Document type: Holograph

The accompanying letter was given to the present writer by Sir Robert Hamilton, a kinsman of the Duke of Lauderdale.

The person who, it is said, signed the letter is the Earl of Shaftesbury.


Encloses:

A Letter to the Earl of Carlisle concerning the calling of a Parliament. Ascribed to the Earl of Shaftesbury.

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 286

Document type: Copy


Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 16 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 288

Document type: Holograph

A Yacht is ordered to fetch Lord Orrery. The absence of the Court leaves London without news. The Judge of the Admiralty writes to his friends in Wales to muster in attendance on his Grace, should the Duke of Ormond go from Milford Haven towards Bristol.


Further Advices from the British Resident at Brussels

Written from: Bruxelles

Date: 19 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 290

Three governments in the Belgian Provinces are still vacant. It is feared that dissensions in the Court of Spain much retard the efficient transaction of business. The writer hears from a very good hand at Madrid that there is as little of warlike preparation to be seen as if there were no war in Europe.


Ormond to the President and Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 17 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 99

Document type: Copy

Recommends for a Demy's place, or any other he may be judged to be capable of, in Magdalen College, Oxford, Jeremiah Mount, now of Magdalen Hall, the son of a merchant of Dublin, but born in Gloucestershire.


Nomination and Appointment by James, Duke of Ormond, of Thomas Deane, M.A., to be one of his Grace's Domestic Chaplains

Date: 19 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 98v

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Petition of John White, late of Clonmel, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 March] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copies

Prays for the continuance of an annuity formerly ordered by the Duke to be paid to petitioner, for certain years, in consideration of services rendered in the making out of his Grace's title to Milestown, in the county of Tipperary, and barony of Iffa and Offa [in MS.: "Iffay" and "Offay"].

[With the Order made thereupon, 22 March 1675, concerning annuities to ancient provisions.]


Petition of Ellen Butler to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 March] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 96v

Document type: Copies

Contains a like recital of service, in respect to the Duke's title to the lands of Ballyowen, Grandybegg, and other lands in the same County. And prays for an annuity ... for the future.

[With an identical order thereupon.]


Petition of William Ryan to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 19 March] 1675

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

Document type: Copies

To like effect; and with the same order thereupon.


Petition of Pierce [Pierce Butler, 2nd Viscount; ancestor of the present Earl of Carrick], Lord Viscount Ikerrin [in MS.: "Ikerryn"], to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 March] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 97v-98

Document type: Copy

Recites a decree [under the Act of Settlement] to petitioner of the moiety of a parcel of land called Timony; and also that his Grace, having the other moiety thereof, had "set a lease of the whole ... to one Hutchinson". ...

With other recitals concerning debt to Captain Mathew [the Duke of Ormond's Commissioner] and petitioner's claim to allowance thereout for the value of the moiety of the land above-mentioned from the date of the Decree by which it was awarded to him. Prays for an Order to Mathew to account accordingly.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition, in conformity with its prayer

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy


[Second] Petition of Pierce, Lord Viscount Ikerrin, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 20 March] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 98r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which a fine has been imposed in the Court of the Regalities of Tipperary on petitioner, for an alleged complicity in the escape from gaol of one William Stoakes, a prisoner at Clonmel. ...

Prays for an order or writ of supersedeas upon the proceedings against the petitioner.


Annexed:

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Commissioners of Reducement for the County of Tipperary

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 98v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Steele to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 22 March] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 99v

Document type: Copy

Recites his Grace's Order made upon a former suit of the petitioner and also that he "did not [thereupon] receive the benefit which your petitioner humbly conceives was ... intended to him". ...

Prays for a further signification of his Grace's pleasure on petitioner's behalf.


Annexed:

[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of the County of Tipperary

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy

[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of the County of Tipperary [directing the taking-off from the charge of the above-named petitioner, all such moneys "as he shall declare upon oath that he hath not received", and that the same "be transferred & issued, in process, to the present and succeeding sheriffs of the County of Tipperary, to be by them received to our use"].


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Blessington

Date: 23 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 288

Document type: Holograph

In such times as these are - made up of parties & factions - it is vain to hope to be without enemies. And the writer is at some loss how to provide himself, against his own. ... If his old charge is to be renewed against him - for making some justices of peace, he has no more to say but what everybody knows, and had rather be accused for observing, than for refusing, his duty.


Ormond to the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 99

Document type: Copy

Recommends Thomas Colley, son of Captain Dudley Colley (who "served his Majesty very faithfully in times of rebellion") for admission to the College, as a scholar upon the foundation.


Certificate, by the Duke of Ormond, to the King, of debts incurred by the Crown, at the beginning of the late Rebellion in Ireland

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy

Certificate, by the Duke of Ormond, to the King, of debts incurred by the Crown, "at the beginning of the late Rebellion in Ireland ... for the support of his Majesty's Army, by money lent and provisions and other necessaries delivered - by Peter Wybrants of Dublin, Alderman, and Theodore Schout, merchant, [now] deceased, to whom the said Alderman is administrator" - of several sums "whereof there is yet unsatisfied ... the sum of £1,284 5s. 4d."


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the payment of certain moneys to Mr Langhorne, Postmaster

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 100v

Document type: Copy


The like, on behalf of Mr Arthur Padmore

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 100v

Document type: Copy


[An Order, by the Duke of Ormond] upon the Petition of Thomas Butler (Fitz-Edmund) [directing the petitioner's preferment to the serjeantship of Sleadilly, in the county of Tipperary]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 March 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 100v

Document type: Copy


Notes of Alterations [in the Military List, and Civil List] of the Establishment [of Ireland] ... by Letters from His Majesty

Date: [March] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 225

Document type: Original

[Apparently drawn up by Lord Aungier.]


Sir W. Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 26 March/5 April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 290-291

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs. Rumours concerning Peace and War. Particulars of the Prince of Orange's late sickness. Reflections on the momentous affairs which hang upon "so tender a life".


Bland's Case for lands in Winton [being the Opinion of Mr John Otway, upon a Case "relating to the Tenants of Lord Wharton; touching two fines now demanded of one person", under circumstances recited]

Date: 10 April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 294

Document type: Original


Oratiuncula quotidiana durante hac sessione

Date: 13 April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 265, fol(s). 16

[By Sir Leoline Jenkins.]


Middleton to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

These busy times put most people upon the gaze. The writer cannnot charge himself with disservice to King or Kingdom; but, as innocency is not security, he sends the bearer Mr Muschamp [into England], to watch if any thing be attempted to his, Lord Middleton's, prejudice.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 20/30 April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 297

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Duke upon his approaching return to England. ... The Prince [of Orange]'s recovery makes the writer esteem his life more safe than it was before his illness; if the accidents of war fall not in, to endanger it. He speaks of going, next week, to Bergen-op-Zoom, where the first rendezvous will be.


An Estimate what the Lord Ranelagh & Partners are to pay, by Christmas next, 1675; and what provisions they have to pay it withal

Date: 30 April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 580

Document type: Original; endorsed as received on "May 10, 1675"


Notes, by Philip, fourth Lord Wharton?, of Debates and Proceedings in the House of Lords, April 1675

Date: April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 25 and 26v


Addenda to Burton's [Description of] Leicestershire [relating to the Family of Hastings, and to the Manor & Church of Ashby-de-la-Zouche]

Date: April 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 138


Notes on the History and Antiquities of Repton, or Repington, in Derbyshire

Date: [April] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 140-141


Draught of a [proposed] Letter [from the King to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] on behalf of the Nominees [under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation for Ireland]

Date: [April] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 292

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond


An Abstract of a Letter [to the Law Officers of the Crown] for the Lord Athunry [in relation to measures for the recovery of lands unjustly confiscated in Ireland]

Date: [April? 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 238


A Statement of Warrants and Debentures issued in Ireland, for payments due to Sir George Lane, Secretary of State

Date: [April] 1675-20 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy


Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 815-816

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the state of the questions pending between the Duke and the Commissioners of the Treasury in Ireland. ...

Adds a request to know the Duke's pleasure concerning certain moneys remaining in the hands of the Lord Bishop of Cork.


[Mathew] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 821

Document type: Copy

Has, at last, brought the business of the Quit-Rents to a hearing before the Lord Lieutenant, where, he adds, "all things appeared very clear on our side, in our replication to their [the Commissioners of Revenue] Answer". ...

But the Lord Lieutenant ... "did not look upon himself as a competent judge, authorized in the matter; & therefore does, by this post, transmit the whole [of the] papers to my Lord Treasurer [Danby], and a copy of the same to Secretary Coventry". ...


The Account of the last £100,000 of the £300,000 year's value [reserved to the Crown, in virtue of provisions of the Acts of Settlement & Explanation]

Date: 4 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 817

Document type: Apparently, in Lord Aungier's hand


Sir William Dugdale to Lord Huntingdon

Written from: London, from Mr Ashmole's, Sheere Lane

Date: 4 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 532

Document type: Holograph

Answers some queries of Lord Huntingdon, by assuring him he may quarter the arms of Clarence next to Hastings, as the Howards do the arms of Thomas de Brotherton; and that heirs male of the younger sons of Earls precede the eldest sons of Baronets. Answers also a question as to Fees of the College of Arms. Adds some particulars as to the compiling of his Baronage of England.


Notes of some Proceedings in the House of Commons, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of May, 1675

Date: 6-8 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 33

Document type: These are, apparently, original notes taken in the House, and sent to the Earl of Huntingdon


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 7 May 1675

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

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Lord Clare owns to the Prince that, at the end of last December, he sent Captain Morel into England to treat with M. Ruvigny about raising 5,000 men, English, Scottish, & Irish, by the end of August, for the service of France; and that he has seen the Agreement made thereupon. Lord Clare sent a like commission to the Earl of Peterborough. He excuses his proceedings as not being then in the Dutch service; not having accepted the Regiment offered by Lord Ossory, in the Prince's name, until a month afterwards. But his own letters to Morel shew the contrary. The Prince does not treat him according to his deserts, out of regard to Lord Ossory, & to the Duke of Ormond, by whom he was recommended. But he has given Lord Clare orders to go for England, and desires that Lord Ossory would send some man of quality thence, to command the Regiment in Clare's stead. ...


Prince of Orange to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 7 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 244-245

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for a letter of sympathy, received during a late indisposition of health. Has communicated fully with Lord Ossory on the affairs of the Earl of Clare.

French.


Sir Maurice Eustace to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 246-247

Document type: Holograph

The Order made upon a Petition against the writer, as Chancellor, on the 14th of April, at the Council Board was obtained upon false suggestions, as will hereafter be fully shewn.

It is believed here, adds Sir Maurice, "that my Lord Privy Seal [Anglesey] promoted this proceeding, in favour of one Mr Coppinger, to whom his Lordship is indebted in a sum of £1,000, and that he hath gained time of payment" thereby; thus prostrating the King's justice, and the honour of the Ministry, for low ends of his own.


Notes and emendations upon and additions to a MS. work of John Lynch, titular Bishop? of Tuam; or more probably Archdeacon of Tuam, then living in exile, in Britanny, near St Malo, De Praesulibus Hiberniae.

Date: [May] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 100, fol(s). 166-187v

Document type: Copy

By Abel Louis de Sainte-Marthe, General of the Congregation of the Oratory.

[Partly in French; partly in Latin.]


John Lynch to Abel Louis de Sainte Marthe

Written from: Argentayae prope Maclovium [Argentan? near St Malo]

Date: 16 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 100, fol(s). 93

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for the kindness shewn him in the correction and inprovement of his MS., and for making it fit for the press.

Adds that M. de S. Marthe's letter of 6 Kal. Aprilis [27 March] shews that he had favoured the writer with a previous communication on the subject, but no such letter had come to his hands.

[The work De praesulibus was never printed. And that it was ever written seems to have been entirely unknown to Dr Lynch's recent biographer, who says incidentally: "He was probably dead in 1674" (Kelly, introduction to Cambrensis Eversus, Edit. Celtic Society, i, xiv, 1848).]


A Certificate by the Burgomaster & Senators of the town of Montfort, in the province of Utrecht, of the good behaviour of Captain Daniel Barry, and the soldiers of the Garrison there, under his command

Written from: Montfort

Date: 18 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 628

[Translated out of Dutch.]


Minutes of Proceedings in the House of Commons, and at a Conference between both Houses of Parliament, in May, 1675

Date: 21 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 540-541


Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 818

Document type: Holograph

States the recent proceedings in relation to arrears due to the Duke, and in relation to matters concerning prize-wines. ...

Does not observe, in his Grace's letters, that any progress is made in private concerns. Is in hope they will be remembered by the Duke, as soon as the public affairs of the Parliament shall be over. ...


Ormond to Sir Peter Brooke

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 244

Document type: Copy

The Duke's recommendation of Mr Fleetwood to succeed Sir Gilbert Ireland [as MP for Liverpool] was made in entire ignorance of Mr Banks' pretensions. The Duke believes no man to be more fit for the office than is Mr Banks. ...

Sir Peter's nephew, Dr Assheton [Chaplain to the Duke], is in town & is most worthy of the kindness of his friends. The writer's kindness for him is such that he is unwilling to part with him. ...


Petition of Sir George Lane to Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [22 May 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 199v

Document type: Copy

Recites the King's letters for payment to petitioner of arrears due to him as Secretary of State & Secretary at War. ...

Prays that his Excellency will be pleased to take into his consideration a subjoined "State of the Case" as to the allowances due; and to give command thereupon for the effectual & speedy execution of his Majesty's intention. ...


Annexed 1

A State of Sir George Lane's Case, in reference to the several Stipends ... as Secretary of State, and Secretary at War in Ireland ... granted to him, for his natural life

Date: [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 200-205

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

An Order, by the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the Petition, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 May [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 205v

Document type: Copy


Francis Noble to Lucy, Countess Dowager of Huntingdon

Written from: London

Date: 24 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph

Reports his proceedings on certain matters of business entrusted to his management.


Sir William Dugdale to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: London, Mr Ashmole's house, in Sheere Lane

Date: 25 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 423

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some notes on the families of Audley ("Aldithlegh") and of Stanley, and on the story of the "Eagle & child". Mentions that Sir Edward Bish hath drawn up the visitations of certain counties "so ill ... that the Earl Marshal hath thought fit to give a stop to his further going on, to wrong the Gentry in that kind".


Ranelagh to Essex

Date: 29 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy

Entreats to know how far the Lord Lieutenant approves of a petition - herewith enclosed - lately presented by Alderman Daniel Forth & his partners to the Lord Treasurer.


Heads to be considered of Laws to be repealed, and others to be enacted [concerning affairs of Ireland, by the Parliament of England?]

Date: [May? 1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 335

Document type: The title cited [words within brackets excepted] is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement


Case for Counsel Learned upon questions of marriage settlement arising out of the marriage of John Power or Le Poer, now Lord Decies, with Katharine Fitzgerald, who, it is set forth, has now "published her disagreement [so in MS.] to that marriage ... and elects the Earl of Ossory to be her Guardian".

Date: May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 301

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto is:

Opinion of Francis Winnington, esquire, on the "case" calendared above

Date: 12 May 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 301r-v

Document type: Original


Earl of Clanbrasil, and others, to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 June 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 305

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

Communicate their late proceedings, as Trustees for the Commissioned Officers who served the late King, and his present Majesty, in the wars of Ireland, before 5 June, 1649 ... in relation to the Securities provided by the Act of Settlement.

Ask the Duke as "surviving Grand-Trustee of that Security, by an instrument under [his] hand & seal, to commission the former Trustees, or such others as [his] Grace shall think fit to ... manage the said security" with the due powers thereunto.


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 June 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 792

Document type: Copy

Directs an inquiry by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on points at issue between James, Duke of Ormond, and the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom; and also that a certain sum of money viz £2500 be detained in the hands of the Farmers of the Revenue pending the Lord Lieutenant's report upon the matter so referred to him.


Encloses:

Report by the Lord High Treasurer of England, Thomas, Earl of Danby, upon the matter of a Petition presented to his Majesty by James, Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 7 June 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 792

Document type: Copy


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 1/11 June 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 310

Document type: Holograph

The Prince is now upon his march, and if Limburgh be besieged - which we here believe - will certainly endeavour the relief of it, though with the hazard of a battle. ...

... The march of the Danes ... "will soon give beginning to a war between those two Northern Kings, and spread the present flame yet farther. ... God be thanked that our fingers are well out of it, and that his Majesty has, once again, the arbitry of Christendom; as well as our Nation the trade of it." ...


An Address from the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen of Dublin to the Duke of Ormond [upon various late occurrences, and local proceedings, affecting the municipal government and administration of that City].

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 June 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 312

Document type: Original [seventeen signatures] with seal of arms


Subjoin:

Petition of certain of the Commons [of the City of Dublin] to the Mayor, Sheriffs ... and [Corporation] of the City of Dublin

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 314

Document type: Copy


Memorandum by William Wentworth, second Earl of Strafford, of the receipt from the Duke of Ormond of a Holograph Letter, addressed by Thomas, Earl of Strafford, to Sir Christopher Wandesforde one of the Lords Justices, and afterwards Lord Deputy, of Ireland, together with his attestation of a true Copy thereof

Date: 24 June 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 133v


Petition of the Commissioners appointed to manage the Security of the ... Officers who served his Majesty ... in the War of Ireland, before 5 June 1649 ... to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [June 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 303

Document type: Copy


Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 July 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 819

Document type: Holograph

Reports what passed at a Conference, between the Lord Lieutenant [Essex] and the writer, within two days after the receipt [by Essex] of the King's Letter. ...

Is now preparing for the term at Clonmel - where he will "endeavour to compose the obstructions given to Mr Nelthorpe's Manufacture". His Grace will easily believe what straits the writer is in to answer the last bills in his [Nelthorpe's] favour.


Earl of Arlington and Lord Viscount Ranelagh to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 July 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 333

Document type: Copy

Refer to his Excellency's decision and award, a question pending between the writers, concerning a sum of £1250 "given to the Earl by his Majesty", and claimed to be payable by Lord Ranelagh & his partners, as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland.


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 4 July 1675

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

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Thanks the Earl for sending Colonel Fenwick to replace Lord Clare.


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [the Earl of Essex], to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, directing them to retain, in their hands, a certain sum of £2,500, until further order thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 July 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 794

Document type: Copy


Report, by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury of Ireland to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant upon the 'Petition' and 'State of the Case' of Sir George Lane.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 July 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy


Sir William Stewart, and others, to Ormond

Date: 9 July 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 307

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

State their case, in relation to the provision in the Settlement-Acts for the "1649 Officers" of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, and ask the Duke "to stand in the gap to defend them", against certain losses which threaten them, as his Grace has been pleased on former occasions to do.


Statement of Questions [pending] betwixt the Commissioners of the Treasury, and Farmers of the greater Branches of Revenue [in Ireland]

Date: 29 July 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 797

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


Subjoined thereto is:

An Abstract of the Produce of the Revenue in Farm, from 24th of June to 25 December, next ensuing

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 797


Lord Ranelagh, and Partners, to Sir Alexander Bence, and the rest of the Commissioners of the Treasury at Dublin

Written from: London

Date: 4 August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 431

Document type: Copy [six signatures]

Have agreed with the Farmers of the Revenue that, towards the repayment of their advance money, they shall detain in their hands, out of the Customs growing due between July and November 1675, a sum of £15,000. ...


Petition of Sir George Lane to the King

Date: [7 August 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 207-208

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's repeated applications to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, for the execution of his Majesty's former commands to them ... for the payment of stipends due to him, as Secretary of State and Secretary at War. ...

Prays the King to order a strict inquiry to be made into the proceedings of the Commissioners aforesaid; and, in the mean time to give order to respite the passing of certain accounts of payments made by them out of his Majesty's revenue in Ireland. ...


Annexed:

An Order, by the King in Council, upon the Petition calendared immediately above

Date: 7 August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 208v

Document type: Copy


Mathew to Ormond

Date: 8 August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 832

Document type: Holograph

Further details of financial matters. ...

A bond-debt, dated 15 March, 1667 [1668, NS], is claimed as due to one James Temple, of which bond the writer has heard hitherto no mention, & desires therefore to know what the Duke remembers concerning it.


Report to the King upon the Petition of Sir George Lane by the Earl of Danby, Lord Treasurer of England, and the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 20 August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 209-210

Document type: Copy


Edward Corker to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 584

Document type: Holograph

Answers certain inquiries made by Sir James Cuff - by desire, as the writer is informed, of his Grace the Lord Lieutenant - as to the borrowing of moneys in advance, "out of the Year's Value to answer other payments, during the time of his Grace's Government", than [those that] were properly charged upon that Fund [in MS.: "Found"]. ...

States particulars of certain sums so advanced, e.g. to Lord Clarendon. ...

Adds that there was "a necessity of that way of distribution, to satisfy all persons who had grants out of that Fund ... and that, in two months' time, the money was brought back into its proper Channel". ...


[A Schedule of] Defalcations [from sums due to the King] demanded by the Farmers of the Irish Revenue, for respited Quit-Rents

Date: 31 August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 591

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond; the words cited as title are from the endorsement


State of the Case of the Duke of Ormond, concerning the grant of Quit Rents of 2 August, 1669

Date: August 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 820

Document type: Apparently, original

By Sir John Temple, Solicitor General of Ireland.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 441

Document type: Copy

Is brought away from his resolution of passing into Ireland, in order to attend to the securing of a considerable interest of his, which may be brought, by the new farm of the Revenue, in Ireland, into an inconvenient state of uncertainty. ...

The Revenue once settled, there will remain nothing relating to that Kingdom, of moment, save the examination into the performance of Lord Ranelagh's ['Contract'], & the preparation for a Parliament. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Euston Hall

Date: 6 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 125

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of September 4th enables the writer to understand the motives which have changed his Grace's purpose of returning this winter to Ireland; but he is sorry that the motives are not those which "the world gave them out to be".


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 443

Document type: Copy

Divers offers were brought, in under several names, for the new farm of the Irish Revenue. That called Mr George Pitt's seemed to be the highest, and is likely to be accepted, if he shall submit to a reasonable explanation of some things that were not clearly expressed, and to the amendment of certain covenants that, in former farms, were found inconvenient to the King. ...


An Account of the State of Political Affairs in Scotland

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 10 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 440-451

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond [misbound]

In a letter supposed to be written from thence [this last clause, of the title assigned, is from Ormond's endorsement]; and dated as in margin.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 13 September 1675 N.S.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 318

Document type: Holograph

The late advantages of the Confederates in Germany have made them hope for better terms of a Peace than, as the writer believes, would have served at the beginning of the year. ... But the Prince [of Orange] is so much set upon having some share in the honour of this campaign that, the writer doubts, he will make a venture at it, before he turns his thoughts steadily to the Peace. ...


Rules and Instructions [by the King] for the Earl of Essex, Lieutenant-General ... of our Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 316

Document type: Copy


Rules and Instructions [by the King] for ... Arthur, Earl of Essex, Our ... Lieutenant-General ... of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 709v-710

Document type: Copy


Petition of James, Duke of Monmouth, to the King

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [28 September?] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 320

Document type: Certified Copy

Recites previous orders by his Majesty, upon a former Petition of the Duke, for a grant of some leases in Ireland. ...

Prays that order be given for the passing of a grant of the reversion of certain rents mentioned in the Orders aforesaid. ...


Report by the Commissioners of the Treasury in Ireland to the Lords Justices upon matters relating to the pay of his Majesty's Army in that Kingdom, and to the state of the Army accounts thereof

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 321-322

Document type: Copy


A Short State of the Lord Ranelagh & his Partners' Account [of their Farm of the King's Revenue in Ireland] ... to 29 September 1675

Date: 29 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 627

Document type: Original; in Lane's hand; endorsed by Ormond


An Order, by the King in Council, upon a Petition of James, Duke of Monmouth

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 September 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 320

Document type: Certified Copy


Notes and Collections, on various political incidents relating to England, and to its dependencies, and more particularly to the settlement at Tangier; from November 1662 to October, 1675. By Thomas Carte.

Date: 7 October 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 231, fol(s). 17v


An Extract of so much of a General Report, on matters of finance, to the King, by a Committee of the Privy Council of England, as relates to the case of Sir George Lane, in respect of arrears of stipend due to him as Secretary of State for Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 October 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy


Petition of Bevill Skelton to the King

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [circa 15 October] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 481

Document type: Copy

Recites a clause of the Bill explanatory of the Act of Settlement for Ireland inflicting certain penalties on persons neglecting to register grants of lands, tenements, pensions, or annuities, in that Kingdom.

Recites also that he, petitioner, "can make it plain that certain persons [unnamed] have wilfully neglected to obey ... having opportunity thereby to disturb, by dormant pretences, his Majesty's good subjects in their possessions". ...

Prays that upon judgment given some part of such forfeitures may be granted to Petitioner.


Subjoined:

An Order of Reference, by the King, of the Petition above-recited to Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 October 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 481v

Document type: Copy


Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury of Ireland, to the Lords Justices on the state of the Public Finances

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 October 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 325-326

Document type: Copy [five signatures]


Charles Bertie to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 18 October 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 240

Document type: Original

Requests by command of the Lord Treasurer the delivery of certain papers relating to the Public Revenue. [With endorsement of the receipt of the papers requested.]


Answer, of the Commissioners of the Greater Branches of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland] to a paper presented to the Lords Justices by the Commissioners of the Treasury [of Ireland. Addressed to the Lords Justices aforesaid.]

Date: [October 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 329-330

Document type: Copy


Report, by Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the King, upon his Majesty's Order of reference concerning a petition of Bevil Skelton

Date: 2 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 480

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the King in Council, upon occasion of a complaint to his Majesty by the Duke of Ormond, concerning words used at the Board by the Lord Viscount Ranelagh, about an alleged mismanagement of his Majesty's affairs in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 372

Document type: Copy


Minutes of Proceedings and Debates in the Privy Council of England, concerning the management of the Revenue of Ireland, and the Lord Viscount Ranelagh's allegations in relation thereto

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 374-375

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


William Smyth to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 6 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 111

Document type: Holograph

The City of Dublin hath thought fit to make election of the writer to be Lord Mayor for this year. ... He had the honour to supply that place seven years, during his Grace's lieutenancy; but never had the honourable title of Lord until now. ... Humbly conceives that a mark of his Majesty's favour may conduce much to the setting of the people in a good opinion of the writer, who is ready again to serve his Majesty in his former office of Commissioner of Customs, or in any other place. ...


Award of the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon a question referred to his Excellency's decision

Written from: Northumberland House [London]

Date: 7 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 331

Document type: Copy

Award of the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon a question referred to his Excellency's decision, pending between the Earl of Arlington of the one part & the Lord Viscount Ranelagh & his partners, as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, of the other part, concerning a sum of £1,250, claimed by the Earl as due to him from the Farmers aforesaid.


A Writer, signing only with the initials "W. W.", to a Person unnamed

Written from: Norwich

Date: 10 November 1675

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

Document type: Original

Describes the recent prorogation of Parliament as a fact, in its kind, more important "than ever was in England before". Discusses, at great length, the Law bearing on the subject.


An Order, by the King in Council, upon occasion of exception taken to certain words concerning the management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, spoken by Lord Viscount Ranelagh

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 562

Document type: Official Copy


A Note of the several Farms [of the Revenue] in Ireland, since his Majesty's Restoration

Date: 13 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 50

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane


A Proposed Message or form of Message from the House of Commons to the House of Lords respecting a suggested delay of proceedings in the Appeal-Case of 'Shirley versus Sir John Fagg' in which the Commons are concerned

Date: 19 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 294

Document type: Draught (misbound)


Votes of the House of Commons, in relation to Appeals to the House of Lords from the decisions of Courts of Equity

Date: 19 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 73, 76

Document type: In the hand of Lord Wharton; misbound


Reasons of the Address to His Majesty, for the Dissolving of the Parliament

Date: 20 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 292-293

Document type: Copy

Together with a List of the Division in the House of Lords, on the question.


Extract of a Letter [relating, chiefly, to arrears of pay due to the King's Army in Ireland]

Date: 23 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 604

Document type: In Podmore's hand


Note of the creation of Sir Arthur Forbes, as Baron of Clanehaugh and Viscount Granard, in the Peerage of Ireland

Date: 23 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 62v

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Minute of Privy Council of England, upon occasion of an allegation by Lord Ranelagh "touching the mismanagement [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] of the Ten Years before his Contract"

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 709

Document type: Copy


Matters of Fact touching the Revenue of Ireland

Date: November [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 711-712

Document type: Copy

[Submitted, by Lord Ranelagh, to the King in Council, pursuant to the Order of 25 November.]


Petition of John and Philippa Colepeper [in MS.: "Culpeper"], younger children of John, Lord Colepeper, deceased

Date: [November? 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 236

Document type: Original?

Recite certain provisions of their late father's will; the oppressive conduct of their brother, Thomas, now Lord Colepeper, in relation thereto; the desire of petitioners wholly to submit their claims to the Duke of Ormond & ohers, as arbitrators & mediators; & the refusal of Lord Colepeper to assent thereto.

Pray for such relief as his Majesty may think fit; & for the grant to petitioner, John, of the reversion of a Six Clerk's place in Chancery. ...


An Act for the better regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England

Date: [November] 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 627

Document type: Copy; with corrections and additions, in the hand of Lord Wharton


Ranelagh, & Partners, to the Commissioners of the Treasury at Dublin

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 431-432

Document type: Copy

Have considered the Commissioners' letter of October 19, about the arrear of quit-rents due from the College of Dublin. ... Are willing to abate to the college, one fourth part of the whole arrear; and to be paid in debentures. Less than the three fourths they would not have the Commissioners to accept. ...

Desire to be furnished with certain details herein specified of receipts and payments on account of the Revenue-undertaking, and with the draught of a renewed Commission, the present Commission expiring at Christmas next. ...


Ranelagh to Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 10 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 432

Document type: Copy

Desires Mr Stepney's good offices in procuring for the writer's uncle, Lord Burlington, speedy payment of a Bill of £1,500 sterling, due to him out of the 1649 Security. ... Finds that Lord Burlington had an order of preference from the late Lords Justices & Council, whereby his claim was to be satisfied next after that of the King. ...


The Case of ... John, Philippa & Judith Colepeper ... [against Thomas, Lord Colepeper] as ... stated on the 9th & 17th December 1675

Date: 17 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 238-239

Document type: Copy


Letters Patent of King Charles II, granting various lands, tenements, and hereditaments, Courts baron, and Courts leet, with other privileges in the town and borough of Athlone, to Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, President of Connaught

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 727-742

Document type: Attested Copy


Lord Ranelagh, and Partners, to the Commissioners of the Treasury at Dublin

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 432

Document type: Copy

Desire the immediate calling in, from all persons employed, of full accounts of moneys imprested, and that certain regulations be established in respect of future imprests, on account of the Revenue-undertaking in Ireland.


Lady Clancarty to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 December 1675

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

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a petition from Mr Corr, in relation to an "interest of oppressed orphans, for whom the Duke had already a concern".

Mentions the circumstances of the death of their sister, the Lady Eliza Fitzpatrick, which occurred after an illness of thirteen days. Neither the Lady herself, nor her relatives, thought her in danger of death, yet, adds the writer, "she prepared herself as if she knew it to be at hand".


The State of the Lord Ranelagh and Partners' undertaking [for a Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], from 25 December 1673, to 25 December 1675 (4 September 1674)

Date: 25 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 615

Document type: Original; in Podmore's hand


Appended thereto:

An Extract from his Majesty's Instructions to his Comptroller of the Exchequer in Ireland, concerning the duties and functions of his office

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 4 August 1671

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 616

Document type: (Imperfect)


A Brief of the Account of the Earl of Ranelagh & Partners, for two months and twenty-five days, ending the 25th of December, 1675

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 316-317

Document type: Apparently, Original

Certified by John Chapell, Deputy-Auditor [of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland].


A Brief of the Lord Ranelagh's last accounts [of the Farm of Revenue in Ireland] ... ending 25 December 1675, inclusive

Date: 25 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 324

Document type: Original


A Brief of the General Account [of the Earl of Ranelagh, and Partners; as above]

Date: 25 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 324v-325

Document type: Original

[Certified by Richard Chapell, Deputy Auditor. Together with a Summary of sums remaining unpaid; and of surcharges.]


[Instructions] by the Lords Justices of Ireland [to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland for the payment, to the use of the Duke of Ormond of £2500, due out of the Crown Quit-Rents]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 December 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 854

Document type: Copy


A Docquet for Abatement of Lord Viscount Clare's Quit-Rents [upon lands in the counties of Clare and Limerick]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [December 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 483

Document type: Copy


The humble Proposals [concerning due record of the lineal descent of the House of Ormond "from the ancient Dukes of Normandy"] of John Bathe, Clerk, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 323

Document type: Original


Memorial of the Officers of the Board of Greencloth to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward of his Majesty's Household, upon the state of the Finance of that Department

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 327

Document type: Copy


The Case betwixt the Duke of Ormond, and the Commissioners of the Treasury, of Ireland [concerning payments due to the Duke aforesaid]

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 796

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


Petition of Captain George Mathew, on behalf of his Grace the Duke of Ormond, to the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 811-812

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of arrears, out of the Revenue of Ireland, remaining due to the Duke aforesaid.

Prays an order for continuance of the £5,000 a year out of quit-rents, until the Duke "shall have received so much as his Majesty shall receive, by virtue of the ... assignment" of April 25, 1669.


Draught of a [proposed] Letter [from the King, concerning Irish] Lands, undisposed of, 25 March 1675

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 266

Document type: In Podmore's hand?


"Project of a Peace to be made between His Imperial Majesty, and His Most Christian Majesty"; containing twenty-three Articles

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 295-297

Document type: [Apparently a translation from the French.]


"Project of a Peace between the Emperor and His Majesty of Sweden"; containing eleven articles, none of which are identical with Articles 1 to 3 inclusive; 7; 10; and 20 to 23, inclusive of the preceding Project

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 297v

To these are appended a separate 'Article about Holstein'.


"Project de l'action de l'Armée de Suëde, commandée par le Connestable Wrangel"

Date: Undated [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 620-624

Document type: Copy; the title cited is from the Endorsement

[Wrangel died in 1676, shortly after receiving his last command.]


An Address from the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, on measures to be taken for better union and composure of His Majesty's Protestant Subjects in matters of Religion

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 597

Document type: Draft


A Bill for the ease and security of Protestant Dissenters

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 595

Document type: Draft; the date is endorsed


Notes, Precedents, and Arguments, on the Prorogation of Parliaments; on their Dissolution, whether by Common or by Statute Law; and on the nature & extent of the royal Prerogative in relation thereto

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 82r-v

Document type: Original

Apparently, by Philip, Lord Wharton.


An Argument concerning the late Prorogation, from 21 November 1675, to 15 February 1676 [i.e. 1677, N.S.]

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 84-88

Document type: Original; in the hand of an Amanuensis, with numerous corrections in the author's hand, which seems to be that of Lord Wharton


Animadversions upon the paper which argueth for the Dissolution of the Parliament, by the last [i.e. late] Prorogation of it for fifteen months

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 90-91

Document type: Original


Secret Entries of the Journal [of the House of Lords] as to the Bill of Test

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 17

[With notes, by a Peer of Parliament, apparently Philip, Lord Wharton, of proceedings thereon.]


[A List of] Lords present on the 20 of November, 1675

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 19r-v

Document type: Apparently, in the hand of Lord Wharton.

With the Division [not recorded on the printed Journals].


The Information of Richard Greene, Weaver, of Byton, in the County of Hereford [in relation to matters bearing upon the "Exclusion Bill", against the Duke of York]

Date: 1675 [without date of day or month]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 416r-v

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Lord Wharton: "Not brought into the Committee"


The Pedigree and respective Marriages of those that are descended from Philip, late [and third] Lord Wharton

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 412-414

Document type: Draft; and copy


Pedigree of Philip, fourth Lord Wharton

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 417

With note of alliances. In his own hand.


Notes on the Families of Goodwin and Parker

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 418

By Philip, fourth Lord Wharton.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to the Marquess of Worcester [afterwards, first Duke of Beaufort]

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 216-220v

Document type: Holograph

Answers a question put by Lord Worcester, in relation to the disposition of an estate inherited by his daughter-in-law, Rebecca [Child], Lady Herbert. States his views as to the grounds, in equity and conscience, of the Law of Descents, as applied under various circumstances of fact and situation; and also as to the ethical maxims which should govern or should influence, testators in peculiar cases of inheritance.


Petition of Richard Steele to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 95v

Document type: Copy

Served as Sub-Sheriff to Bartholomew Foulke [in MS.: "Fowke"], esquire, late Sheriff of Tipperary, for the years 1672 and 1673. ...

Received several "rolls of greenwax of fines and forfeited recognizances, to be collected ... which were at the time insolvent ... and are allowed to him for moneys by him disbursed". ... Prays for an Order to his Grace's Commissioners "to allow petitioner to apply such charges as do remain upon his account, being solvent, to answer his disbursements"; and to discharge him of the sums above-recited. ...


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition, referring it to the Judge of the Court of the Regalities, and others

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 5 February 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 95v

Document type: Copy

With instructions to afford such "relief as is used in his Majesty's Courts at Dublin", to Sheriffs making like application.


[A Breviate of] Letters from Cardinal [Philip Howard, Lord Almoner of Queen Catherine of Braganza, known as the Cardinal of] Norfolk to [Father] Coleman

Date: 1675-1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 422-423


A Breviate of Letters addressed, by various Writers, to the same Jesuit (Father Coleman - see MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 422-423)

Date: 1675-1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 470-473


Breviates of, and Notes upon, numerous leading Cases, in the Civil and Canon Law and in Equity; adjudged in various Courts, and at various periods; relating chiefly to the Law of Wills; of Administrators; and of Evidence; and compiled by Thomas Carte, from various sources

Date: 1675-1734

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 11-17


Petition of the Earl of Westmeath, and others, to the King

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 309

Document type: Copy

State the case of Petitioners in respect to certain provisions of the Acts of Settlement and Explanation for Ireland, as "persons restorable" to their former estates, under circumstances recited. ...

Pray his Majesty's directions, to his Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the allotting to certain "Adventurers and Soldiers", interested under the Acts aforesaid, of such lands, in reprisal, as may free the lands restorable to Petitioners from conflicting claims.


Notes, by John Walshe? on the tenure of lands, within the Duke of Ormond's baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond, in the county of Tipperary

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 339

Document type: Without date, address or signature


An Expedient, for the satisfaction of the Duke of Ormond for the sum of £2,500 [accruing from Quit-Rents in Ireland] due from John Forth [and his Partners, late Farmers of the Crown Revenue in Ireland]

Date: Undated [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 790


Observations upon the Lord Ranelagh's Account [of the State of his Contract for farming the King's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 606

Document type: Original; in Podmore's hand


Extract of Mr John Hayes his [Letters-]Patent to be Comptroller General of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland]

Date: [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 608


[A Schedule of] Payments on Letters of Bounty, made by the Commissioners of the Treasury [of Ireland], since their Undertaking

Date: [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 602

Document type: Original; partly in Podmore's hand

[Drawn up by Secretary Arthur Podmore. With additions in another hand.]


Petition of Dannett Forth, esquire, on behalf of himself and his Partners in the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to Thomas, Earl of Danby, Lord High Treasurer of England

Date: [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 596-597

Document type: Copy


Observations upon certain passages in the Petition calendared immediately above

Date: [1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 598-599

Document type: Original [in Podmore's hand]

[By Arthur Podmore?]


Observations, by Arthur Podmore, upon the existing Contract for the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, probably, addressed to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 592

Document type: Original; without heading, address, date, or endorsement


[A Schedule of] Payments on Letters of Bounty [upon his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 594

Document type: Original; addressed to Ormond


A State of the Case of Wentworth, Earl of Kildare, touching his title to the Customs &c. of Strangford & of Ardglass

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 624


Some of the many Causes by which his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland hath been rendered so uncertain; to the great detriment of the King, and prejudice of the Subject

Date: [circa 1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 225-228

Document type: Endorsed: "Some failures in the officers & offices of the Revenue"

[Together with Queries to be proposed to the principal Officers of the Irish Exchequer, concerning the records and current accounts of the Revenue.]


An Account, by the Duke of Ormond, how he had discharged himself of his duties to the Crown, and of the trust reposed in him by the King his Majesty's Father, and by his Majesty

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 304-314

Document type: Copy

Addressed to King Charles II, circa 1675.

[From a MS. found in the Duke's "red desk" at Kingston Hall, after his death. Carte's title prefixed to this copy reads thus: "Discourse on his comportment in his Majesty's service. Supposed to be wrote in 1675."]


Heads of an Establishment [Civil and Military, for Ireland] to be satisfied and paid out of with all, any, or every, his Majesty's Revenues, Rents, Debts, Arrears, Profits, & Incomes, of or from Ireland ... not exceeding, in the whole, £288,000 ... in any one year

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 707

Document type: Official Copy


William Tuite's Paper [containing particulars of Lands in the barony of Moygoish and county of Westmeath]

Date: Undated [circa 1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 485

Document type: Original; the first clause of the title above cited is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement of this paper

[Submitted to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]


A Schedule of Fees upon receiving the Honour of Knighthood, as paid by Sir Edward Clarke [in 1675?]

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 527

[The fees here scheduled amount to £12 1s. 4d.


Queries of Sir William Dugdale respecting the family of Touchet, Lords Audley & Earls of Castlehaven; noted by Lord Huntingdon, for transmission to a Lady of that Family, not herein named

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 540

Document type: [In Lord Huntingdon's hand.]


The names of the Manors, and in what counties they lie, that were [the property] of Edward, Earl of Derby, grandfather unto William, now Earl of Derby

Date: [1675?]

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

[See, under the year 1640. Drawn up about 1675?]


The Case of Sir William Darcy and others, in relation to the Manors of Witton, and Ricknall-Grange

Date: [circa 1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 579

[Presented to the House of Lords.]


Notes upon Dugdale's account of the Wharton Family, and of its Honours, in the Baronage of England

Date: [1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 365

[Headed: "Mistakes of Mr Dugdale in the entering the Honour & Family of the Lord Wharton".]


Notes on the History of Tangier, during its occupation and government as a dependency of the Crown of England

Date: [circa 1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 193

Document type: Breviate; by Thomas Carte

Apparently drawn up by Mr Secretary Bridgeman.


A Friend to Caesar: Propositions for the more ready and speedy payment of Parliamentary Taxes

Date: [circa 1675?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 194

Document type: Breviate; by Thomas Carte

[The suggested date is conjectural only; but the paper appears, upon its face, to have been drawn up within a few years of the Restoration.]


Maximes du Cardinal de Retz

Date: [circa 1675]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 225, fol(s). 187-196

[Translated by Thomas Carte. Selected chiefly from the Cardinal's Mémoires. With a note upon his character from Clarendon; English.]


Mr Shadwell to Ormond

Written from: Tangier

Date: 7 January 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 250-251

Document type: Holograph

Reports, at great length, the condition of Tangier under the rule of Lord Inchiquin, which, says the writer, sets at nought "the rules laid down by the Lords Commissioners" [of the Treasury]; and renders the dependency insecure.

Even in point of provisions, he adds, unless a better system be adopted, "the best of this Corporation will be in as ill a condition as Mr Garland, whose condemnation, as one of the Regicides, is to live here".


Gilbert [Sheldon], Archbishop of Canterbury, to Henry [Compton], Bishop of London

Written from: Lambeth House

Date: 17 January 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy

Encloses a Form of Instructions for collection of Statistics of Recusancy and Dissent which it is wished should be sent, through the respective Archdeacons & Commissaries of the Diocese, into each of its parishes.


Draught of a Report to the King, on the 'Petition' & 'Case' of the younger children of John, Lord Colepeper, deceased

Date: [January? 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Copy

Prepared by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, Lord Privy Seal.


Instructions as to the Parochial Statistics of Popish Recusancy, and of other forms of Dissent, to be circulated throughout the respective Dioceses of the Province of Canterbury

Date: January 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 22


Lands set out, in the County of Mayo, for my Lord John Butler [afterwards Earl of Gowran]

Date: 9 February 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 677-678

Document type: Original

[The total acreage is 89,129 acres; the then annual rent, £1,712 11s. 4d.]


Petition of James, Duke of Ormond, to the King

Date: 18 February 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 370

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's former complaint to the King of certain allegations relating to the management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. ...

Recites also the orders his Majesty was pleased to give, in Council, concerning the same. ...

Prays that Lord Ranelagh may be "required to bring in the so long and so often promised Narrative, to the end that if Petitioner shall find himself injured thereby, he may have means to acquit himself of misconstruction". ...


An Order, by the King in Council, upon the Petition calendared immediately above

Date: 18 February 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 369

Document type: Certified Copy


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: London

Date: 19 February 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy

The Lord Mayor of London and the Judges are summoned to attend a meeting of the Council, in order to the enforcement of the laws "against all who come not to Church".

The Duke of Ormond has petitioned the King in Council, upon the matter of some words spoken by Lord Ranelagh.

The writer hopes (in a P.S.) that now "we have weathered [in MS.: "weasted"] all my Lord Inchiquin's storms".


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Orrery to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: London

Date: 19 February 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 204


Report, to the King in Council, by Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, upon "matters of fact, touching the management of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, for the ten years preceding" the writer's Contract. ... Brought into Council March 1, 1675.

Date: 1 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 434-435

Document type: Copy


Matters of Fact, touching the management of Your [Majesty's] Revenue of Ireland, for the ten years [9 April 1660-20 March 1670] preceding my [Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh's] Contract [for the farming thereof]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 564

Document type: Copy; certified by Clerk of the Privy Council in England


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Nimeguen [in MS.: "Nimwegen"]

Date: 1 March 1676 (S.V.)

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 142-143

Document type: Copy

Personal and family matters. ... Complaint of the writer's dearth of direct news. ... "I have", he says, "in the Amsterdam and Haarlem prints [i.e. newspapers] what is pronounced as to my returning or staying; sooner than in my letters." ...


Essex to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 579

Document type: Holograph

By his brother's information, the writer hears of the good character which his Grace has been pleased to give to the writer, upon occasion of the debates [in the House of Lords of England] relating to ... Ireland. The work here is made so laborious that it would tire almost any man. ... If the writer passes all the accounts that come before him, he is sure to be blamed hereafter; if he do otherwise, he is found fault with, now. Let it fall out as it will, however, he will be just to the master he serves.


A Balance of the Receipts and Advances [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]; [calculated] to the 10th of July, 1676. ... Delivered to the Lord Treasurer, by Sir W[illiam] P[etty], against his Partners, 10 March 1676

Date: 10 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 566

Document type: Copy; the last clause of the title cited is from the endorsement


An Answer to the 'Suppositions' given to the Lord Treasurer by Sir William Petty

Date: 10 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 569

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir George Lane to the King

Date: 15 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

His Majesty having been pleased to signify his pleasure that after the expiration of petitioner's patent as Secretary of State in Ireland, that employment shall cease, petitioner is ready most willingly to surrender the patent aforesaid, if his Majesty, in consideration of such surrender, will be pleased to grant to Petitioner's son, as a pension for life the amount of the salary of his said office; and to order the payment of its arrears, out of the present or intended Establishment of Ireland.


Annexed:

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

Date: 15 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Date: 17 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 212

Document type: Copy

It was hardly possible for the writer to be more surprised than he was when told that Sir George Lane was left out of the [Irish] Establishment, in respect of those allowances for which he holds Patents for life. Considering the antiquity, dignity, & usefulness of the places - comparatively with others, therein provided for, as the writer hears - and the long & faithful service of their holder, he was confident that the King would order the insertion, upon the List, of Sir George Lane, a suit for care of whom was the writer's only suit, when he took leave of his Majesty at Windsor. ...


Report to the King, by the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland upon the Petition of Sir George Lane

Written from: Northumberland House

Date: 18 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 211v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir George Lane to the King

Date: 19-21 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 212v-214v

Document type: Copies

To like effect with some Petitions previously calendared.

[With Orders in Council, and reports thereupon.]


An Order, by the King in Council, referring to the consideration of the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a Petition of James, Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 800v

Document type: Apparently, original


Annexed thereto is:

Petition of James, Duke of Ormond, to the King

Date: 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 800

Document type: Original

Recites Petitioner's assignment to the King of certain moneys, made on April 25, 1669, and his Majesty's Grant to him, in consideration thereof certain quit-rents in Ireland, by Letters-Patent, of 2 August, following. Recites also the arrears due thereunder.

Prays an effectual order for payment of the arrears aforesaid.


Note of the Creation of Lord John Butler as Baron of Aghrim, Viscount Clonmore, and Earl of Gowran, in the Peerage of Ireland

Date: 20 April 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 62v

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Cornelius O'Driscol to Ormond

Date: 22 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 342

Document type: Holograph

Recites the writer's service military & naval, to his Majesty in the years 1650 and 1651, and at subsequent periods.


An Establishment, or List, containing all the Payments to be made for Civil Affairs [in Ireland] to begin from the 25th day of March, 1676

Date: 25 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 447-448

Document type: Copy


An Establishment of the Military Affairs [of Ireland] to begin from 25 March, 1676

Date: 25 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 449-450

Document type: Copy

[The aggregate of Civil List is £42,906 1s. The aggregate of Military List, £146,260 19s. 8d. The aggregate of Pensions, £10,400 14s. 3d.]


Instructions, by the King, concerning the Lists, Civil & Military, and the List of Pensions, calendared above

Date: 25 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy

Together with Directions concerning Payments for Extraordinaries, by Concordatum.


An Establishment, or List, containing all the payments to be made for civil affairs [in Ireland] to begin from 25th March, 1676

Date: 25 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 354-357

Document type: Copy

[Together with like Lists for Military affairs, and for Pensions; and with Instructions concerning Concordatums.]


Ranelagh and Partners to the Commissioners of the Treasury at Dublin

Written from: London

Date: 31 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 433

Document type: Copy

Are come to be of opinion that the Revenue-undertaking in Ireland may very well be "finished by a fewer number of hands than were applied to the management heretofore; have therefore pitched upon five persons"; and prepared for them a Commission, herewith transmitted. It is found to be unnecessary to send the King's Commission. ...


A Narrative of political and military transactions and occurrences at Ross and in other parts of the Province of Leinster, in the year 1651, after the departure of the Lord Viscount Muskerry, from his command at Ross, into the Province of Connaught. By Cornelius O'Driscol.

Date: [March 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 340-341

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto 1

Commission by James, Marquess of Ormond, Lieutenant-General of the Kingdom of Ireland to Cornelius O'Driscol, to be Colonel of a Regiment of Foot, for his Majesty's Service in that Kingdom

Written from: Logh Reagh

Date: 29 April 1650

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 343

Document type: In print


Subjoined thereto 2

Commission by the Lord Viscount Muskerry [in text: "Muscry", Donough Viscount Muskerry, became First Earl of Clancarty], High-Admiral of Ireland, to Cornelius O'Driscol to attack, take, or destroy, the enemy's ships in certain places herein described

Written from: Ross

Date: 29 December 1650

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 344

Document type: In print


An Establishment or List, containing all the Payments to be made for Civil Affairs [in Ireland], to begin 25 March, 1676

Date: March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 651-652

Document type: Copy


An Establishment of the Military Affairs [of Ireland, as aforesaid]; to begin 25 March, 1676

Date: March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 653-655

Document type: Copy

[With a List of Pensioners.]


Directions, by the King, [concerning] Payments for Extraordinaries by Concordatum

Date: March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 655v-656

Document type: Copy


Part of my Lord of Anglesey's Answer to my Lord Ranelagh's Paper [on the Management of the Revenue of Ireland]

Date: [March 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 376

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


Some Observations on my Lord Ranelagh's Narrative [above-mentioned]

Date: [March 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 377-380


Certificate, by the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the non-payment by the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, of a sum due by them to the Duke of Ormond, and for which a Warrant was issued by the Lords Justices, in December 1675

Date: 4 April 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 836

Document type: Original

[With notification of the approval of the Earl of Danby, Lord Treasurer, 25 May, 1676.]


His Majesty's Grant of [a Lease of] the Revenue of Ireland [to Sir James Shaen and others]

Date: 8 April 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 519-579

Document type: In print


Fragment of a Letter of the Duke of Ormond, to the King, "shewing" that notwithstanding his Majesty's gracious bounty to him, "he should [now] - in all probability - leave his family more in debt than ... in 1641"

Date: [April? 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 301

Document type: Copy

[The words within inverted commas are from Carte's heading of this fragment. The original was found in the "red desk" at Kingston Hall.]


An Abstract of the Numbers and Proportions of Inhabitants, Conformists and Dissenters, in the Diocese of Sarum

Date: 6 May 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 582

Document type: Original

[By Seth Ward, Bishop of the Diocese.]


Minutes of Proceedings in Council, concerning the Revenue Affairs of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 283; 296v

Document type: Copy


Inserted therein 1

Matters of Fact touching the mismanagement of your Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, for the ten years preceding my [the Earl of Ranelagh's] Contract

Date: 1 March 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 284-285

Document type: Copy

[Presented to the King in Council, 1 March 1676.]


Inserted therein 2

A Paper, by the Duke of Ormond, presented to his Majesty in Council, by way of Answer to the Lord Ranelagh's Objections

Date: 12 May 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 286-296

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the King in Council, referring to the Lord High Treasurer of England, Thomas, Earl of Danby, a Petition presented to His Majesty by James, Duke of Ormond and a Report made thereon by the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 May 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 801

Document type: Copy


Testamentary Declaration by Sir Leoline Jenkins, in relation to his designs on behalf of Jesus College, Oxford; of the Free School of Cowbridge, in Glamorganshire; and of the Church & Poor of the Parish of Llantrissent

Date: 21 May 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 204, fol(s). 129-130

Document type: Apparently, original


Case upon a question of Tenant-right. With the opinion of Mr Richard Weston thereupon.

Date: 23 May 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 631

Document type: Original


Winchilsea to Ormond

Written from: Florence

Date: 2 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 347

Document type: Holograph

Is desired by the Prince of Ligne, Governor of the Duchy of Milan, to present his humble service to the Duke.

Has already regained some health, & is now in hope again to serve his Majesty either at home or abroad.


Sir Hans Hamilton, and others, to Ormond

Written from: Green Chamber, New Custom House

Date: 13 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 349

Document type: Original [five signatures]

Accredit Sir James Cuffe to give to his Grace an account of the posture of the writers' affairs as Trustees for "the 1649 Officers", under the Act of Settlement. ...

His Grace's care gives "the Green Chamber" a second life ... but something must be done to enable them to make use of it. ...


Gowran to Ormond

Written from: Paris

Date: 13 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 248-249

Document type: Holograph

Is in somewhat better health; and longs to get into the Country, where he hopes to recover strength.

Has the grief of adding that his cousin George Hamilton was killed by a cannon ball, in a late engagement between the French, under Marshal de Luxemburgh and the Germans, near Saverne.


Sir William Dugdale to Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon

Written from: London

Date: 14 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 435

Document type: Holograph

Has examined some records in the Tower relating to the family de Alveston and finds he had formerly used in the Baronage some notes taken from an inaccurate transcript; necessitating a correction.


Memorial for the Lord Treasurer [Danby] ... concerning the arrears due to the Duke of Ormond out of certain Quit-Rents in Ireland]

Date: 19 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 840

Document type: Wholly in Ormond's hand


The Duke of Ormond's Memorial [concerning moneys due to his Grace from the Crown]

Date: 19 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 125

Document type: Copy


The Case of Sir John Shorter and others, against Thomas Tyte[?] and others, Commissioners appointed by the King for distributing the £35,000, paid by the Hamburghers [in compensation for the loss of certain ships belonging to British subjects]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 242

Document type: Copy


Heads of what passed at the Council Table in Mr [Francis] Jenks' business when he appeared there [to answer for words spoken at the Common Hall of the Citizens of London]

Date: 28 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 789-791v

Document type: Contemporary Report


Elias Prendergast to Sir Edward Fitzharris

Written from: London

Date: 30 June 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 656

Document type: Original

Although a stranger to Sir Edward Fitzharris, knows him to be, in London, the "truest & faithfullest ... to the Duke of Ormond ... & to his posterity". Entreats him to deliver to the Duke certain Proposals herewith enclosed.


Encloses:

Proposals, by Elias Prendergast, concerning the discovery of certain Forfeited Lands, hitherto concealed, in the Counties of Tipperary and Waterford

Date: 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 655

Document type: Original


Proposals and Offers made by A. B. [Elias Prendergast] to his Grace the Duke of Ormond [concerning the discovery of lands forfeited, by rebellion, to the Crown, in the County of Tipperary]

Date: [June 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 654

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond, as received from Sir Edward Fitzharris


The Lord Cornwallis' Case concerning the death [in an affray at night near to Whitehall] [18 May 1676] of Robert Clarke

Date: [June] 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 170-171

Document type: Copy


Examinations of Mark Aude, John Gaines, Walter Tate, and Richard Shield [concerning the affray above-recited]

Date: [June] 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 172-173

Document type: Copies


Speech of Francis Jenks, to the Lords of the Council, in his defence upon a charge of seditiously promoting Petitioners, in the City of London, for the calling of a new Parliament

Date: [June 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 792

With notes of what passed at the Council Table thereon.


The humble Answer of Sir John Carter, knight, to the Petition and Complaint, to the King's ... Majesty of William Willliams [concerning presentation to a certain Benefice]

Date: 4 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 258

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Bristol

Date: 11 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 447

Document type: Copy

... The writer's stay at Bath will be governed by his wife's, and hers by the advantage she may receive by drinking the waters. ...

"This place is, without doubt, next to London the greatest receptacle in England of Nonconformists, and should therefore require the most prudent & vigorous clergy, but I doubt those qualifications are not well compounded in the governors of this Church." ...


Lord Coloony to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 351

Document type: Holograph

Thanks for favours shewn to the writer's brother & to himself.


Advices of political incidents at Edinburgh. Sent to the Duke of Ormond in Ireland.

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 18 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 353


Bishop of Oxford to Ormond

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: [19 July 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]; the date is from the Duke's endorsement

Testifies to the exemplary carriage, during his abode at Oxford, of Dr Sall, who is now about to wait on the Duke. ...

The young Commoner here who sought to become a Student of the House [by the Duke's recommendation] desires a thing which is utterly out of the writer's power. He neither has, nor lately had, nor is for some years in prospect of having, any such place in his nomination.


A Statement of the present position of the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland

Date: 20 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 570-571

Document type: Copy; without signature, or endorsement

Addressed to [Arthur, Earl of Essex] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; apparently by Edward Richbell and others, Farmers thereof.


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy

In consideration of the good and acceptable services to the King's royal father, and to himself, of Sir George Lane ... Letters-Patent are to pass, in due form, granting to him & to the heirs male of his body the dignity of Baron Lane of Tulske, and Viscount Lanesborough in the Kingdom of Ireland.


Edward Richbell, and others, to Francis, Lord Viscount Longford [late Lord Aungier, and afterwards Earl of Longford]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 572

Document type: Original [four signatures] [with seal of arms]

Communicate various particulars concerning the state of the King's Revenue in Ireland; the late accounts thereof given by Lord Ranelagh & his partners; and of the grounds and reasons on which the writers have based their late estimates for a new farm of the Revenue aforesaid.


Edward Richbell, and others, to Essex

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 574

Document type: Copy [four signatures]

The delays with which the writers have met in passing their Grant [of the Farm above-mentioned] have been really £20,000 loss to the Farm. ...

Have strenuously endeavoured to raise the £20,000 contracted to be paid by them to his Majesty ... but are compelled to delay the payment. ...

Will be zealous to do their utmost in the eventual performance of all their engagements. ...


An Extract out of the Evidences produced by Sir George Lane, to make out his Pedigree

Date: 27 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 405

Document type: Certified Copy; in the hand of Thomas Lee, Chester Herald

Entered in the College of Arms, by Francis Sandford, esquire, Lancaster, then Rouge dragon.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Spring Gardens

Date: 27 July 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 252

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the King's return to Whitehall. Asks the Duke to permit Mr Gascoigne to introduce to His Grace, Lieutenant-Colonel Rumsey, who is Collector of the Port of Bristol.


Breviate, by Thomas Carte, of various Deeds relating to the Manor of Marston-Jabbett, in the County of Warwick, and to other estates of the Family of Perkins [otherwise, "Parkyns"]; some of which estates were forfeited to the Crown by the attainder of Sir William Perkins, for High Treason in the reign of King William III

Date: 28 July 1676-26 June 1731

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 225

Document type:


A News-Letter addressed by Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 355

Document type: Holograph


A News Letter, addressed by Sir Robert Southwell to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 357-358

Document type: Holograph

Illness of the King. Arrival of the East India Fleet. Visitation of the diocese of LLandaff; Returns of the numbers of Dissenters & Recusants therein as compared with the numbers certified at the Visitation next preceding. ... Personal affairs. ...


A List of Papers, belonging to the Duke of Ormond, received by Henry Gascoigne, from the hands of the Lord Viscount Lanesborough

Date: 7 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 354

Document type: Original


Sir William Dugdale to Lord Huntingdon

Written from: Blythe Hall

Date: 8 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph

Has nearly completed the extracts from Hastings evidences which will very soon be ready for delivery to his Lordship. Will shortly wait upon him at Donnington to consider, and confer upon, the historical use that may best be made of these Papers.


Note of the Creation of Sir George Lane as Baron Tulske, and Viscount Lanesborough, in the Peerage of Ireland

Date: 8 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 62v

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Sir Henry Capel to Ormond

Written from: Kew

Date: 13 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 254

Document type: Holograph

Lord Essex's letters in relation to the failure of Lord Ranelagh [and his Partners in the Farm of the Irish Customs] to pay the [sum due at the] Christmas quarter, are to be considered at the Council Board, on the day of the date of this letter.

The Duke's counsel and assistance to Lord Essex are now specially important.


Ormond to Derby

Date: 17 August 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 245

Document type: Copy

Mr Thompson tells the writer that his Lordship, upon some doubt of Lord Colchester - though with the Earl's interest - being able to carry the election at Liverpool, inclines to lay aside the thought of contending for him, wherein the writer thinks he has acted prudently. ... But one Mr Ashhurst has since mentioned an engagement of the late Earl, in his Lordship's presence, to support him, if a vacancy should occur, after the election of Sir William Bucknall.


Captain George Mathew's Demand, in right of his Grace the Duke of Ormond [for moneys due], of the Lord Ranelagh

Date: [August? 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy


Notes, and collections on, and references to, the Genealogy of the Family of Hastings

Date: [August?] 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 438

Partly in the hand of Sir W. Dugdale.


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 September 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 359-362

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment] [misbound]

Directions concerning the Claims to Reprisal Lands in Ireland, under the Acts of Settlement & Explanation, of the late Lord Kingston; together with a recital of the testamentary dispositions of Lord Kingston, in respect thereto.


Will of Peter Talbot, titular Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland

Written from: Poole Hall, Cheshire

Date: 12 September 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 352

Document type: Copy


Testamentary Memoranda of Peter Talbot, aforesaid, addressed to Nicholas Netterville, his Cousin and Executor

Written from: Poole Hall, Cheshire

Date: 12 September 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 350

Document type: Copy


Sir James Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 September 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 363

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the course taken by the Lord Lieutenant [Earl of Essex] in relation to the fraudulent practices of the late Commissioners of the Treasury [Lord Ranelagh & others], whose assignments for pay of the Army "are", says the writer, "almost every one returned back as insolvent". ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Euston

Date: 29 September 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 447

Document type: Copy

Personal and family affairs of Sir R. Southwell.


Hatton to [Arran]

Written from: Easton

Date: 1 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph

Recommends the case of an officer who is kept at a chargeable attendance upon the Council Board, by long delays of the Statement to which he is to give his answer; a practice as much to the prejudice of the King's service, as to that of the person concerned.


Sir James Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 282-283

Document type: Holograph [signed]

The Lord Lieutenant sends, by this packet, papers on the Revenue of Ireland to Sir Henry Capel, to be communicated to the Duke. They shew that Lord Ranelagh and his partners have gained against the King, a sum of £80,000, by covenants inserted in their Letters-Patent, contrary to the letter, and the intent, of the original Proposals.


Van Tromp to Ossory

Written from: Copenhagen

Date: 16 October 1676

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

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Gives an account of the taking of Carelsland [so in MS.], and of other incidents of the war.


Ormond to Danby

Date: 22 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 839

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Desires a Warrant upon the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland for the payment of £2,500, in such form as may discharge them of so much money payable by them to the King.


The Duke of Ormond's [renewed] Memorial [concerning moneys due to his Grace from the Crown]

Date: 22 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 127

Document type: Copy


Sir William Scroggs' Speech, made to the Chancellor ... upon his being sworn in as a Justice of the Common Pleas

Date: 23 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 77-78


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 284-285

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of proceedings at the Council Board, in relation to the Ranelagh Contract; and also of the opinion of the Lord Lieutenant [Earl of Essex] upon various statements as to present arrears of revenue.


James Graham to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 365

Document type: Original

Personal affairs, and claims. A sum of £4,000 due to the writer's late father by his Majesty remains wholly unpaid.


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 October 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 286-287

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for a letter of the 21st inst, written from Roehampton. Narrates proceedings at the Council Board, in relation to Army Debentures, and to other matters of public finance, military and civil.


Cuffe to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 November 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 288

Document type: Holograph

Has been unable, as yet, to make any satisfactory terms with the Farmers of the Irish Revenue, in respect of His Lordship's Grant of £14,000. They now say "that they cannot agree to make any bargain at present for it; but, when they are better settled, and see farther into their main business, they do not doubt that they shall agree with your Lordship, to your satisfaction". Has since endeavoured to deal with others in the business. Has, however, found "no Chapman but Dr Topham, who offers £7,000 for the whole".

This offer, adds the writer, is too little, since "the rebatement, at ten per cent, will come but to £4,000"; and £3,000, for the hazard, is too much to be allowed.


Extract of [an anonymous] ... Letter from Dublin [upon various affairs of the Revenue and Public Expenditure of Ireland]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 576-577


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 290

Document type: Holograph

Describes further Reports upon the Financial Affairs sent to the Court at Whitehall by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland.


Subjoins:

Particulars of several sums gained upon the King, by the wording of their Patent, beyond the scope and intent of Lord Ranelagh's Proposals

Date: November 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 290-291

Document type: Endorsed: "Papers relating to Lord Ranelagh's Undertaking"


The Case of the Lapsed-Money [under certain provisos of the Settlement Acts] of Ireland

Date: [November? 1676]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 367-368

Document type: Without date or address


Articles of Agreement indented & made the 1st day of December 1676 between Elizabeth Hamilton, widow of James Hamilton, esquire, of the one part, and Theodorus Russell of the town of Galway, esquire, of the other part [concerning a grant of certain revenues and profits, accruing in the town of Galway aforesaid]

Written from: Galway

Date: 1 December 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 393

Document type: Certified Copy


A Report, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, to the King, touching the Lapsed-Money [under the Settlement Acts of Ireland]

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 18 December 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 369-372

Document type: Copy [twenty-two signatures]


Family Records. By Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon [of that family].

Date: 12 December 1676-25 December 1688

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 214

Document type: Holograph


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 December 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 292-293

Document type: Holograph

Describes proceedings in the Court of Exchequer of Ireland upon suit for an abatement of Quitrent to the Crown, improperly and by error assessed on the estate of Lord Dillon.

States the Case of the Plantation Trade with Ireland, as affected by an English Act of Parliament, passed subsequently to the commencement of the existing Farm of the Irish Revenue.


Extracts, by Thomas Carte, from the Bishop of Ferns' (1676) 'Unkind Deserter of Loyal Men', concerning (1) the Duke of Ormond; (2) the Marquess of Antrim; (3) certain preliminaries of the Bills of Settlement for Ireland

Date: 1676

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 18


A Brief State of Sir George Lane's Case [concerning arrears of salary as Secretary-at-War in Ireland] as it stood referred to the Lord High Treasurer of England, and ... the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 337-338

Document type: Original


Statement, by Edward Corker, concerning certain items in the accounts, respectively, of the Earl of Anglesey, as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland; and of the Lord Ranelagh & partners, as Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 681

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


A Breviate of the Case concerning the £300,000, and odd money, payable out of the Vested Lands [in Ireland] by the Acts of Settlement, and Explanation, as the same stand unrepealed

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 133


A Breviate of part of my Lord Essex' Report about the £5,000, per annum [payable to the Duke of Ormond]

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 137


A State of the Duke of Ormond's Grant of £5,000 a year

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 141-142


A Declaration, by his Majesty in Council, of his full satisfaction with the Answer given by James, Duke of Ormond, to certain papers put in by Lord Ranelagh; and with the Duke's Administration of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 216

Document type: A Contemporary & Official Report


The Case of Mary [Lady Mary Sackville, afterwards Boyle, widow of Roger, second Earl of Orrery], Countess [Dowager] of Orrery [concerning lands within the barony of Dowalla, otherwise Duhallagh, in the County of Cork]

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 486

Document type: Original


The Countess of Clancarty's Proposals to my Lady Muskerry [concerning the wardship & tuition of Frances McCarthy, daughter of the late Lord Viscount & Lady Muskerry; and concerning the satisfaction of certain moneys due from the Earl of Clancarty to the late Lord Viscount Muskerry]

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 488-489

Document type: Copy


Draught of a proposed Royal Letter to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, directing the payment out of the Revenue of that Kingdom, and in a manner herein prescribed, of certain moneys due to Sir Paul Davys, by the Crown

Date: Undated [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 313-314

Document type: Copy


[Draught of a proposed Warrant] by the Lord Lieutenant [on the same subject and to like purpose, as the Form of Letter calendared immediately above]

Date: Undated [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 315-316

Document type: Copy


Draught of [part of] a Letter by his Grace [the Duke of Ormond] but in the name of Captain Mathew [in Carte's heading of this copy: "Matthews"] as to Debts and Acquisitions [in Ireland]

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 297

Document type: A Fragment (copy)

[Found in the Duke of Ormond's "red desk" at Kingston Hall, after his death.]


Notes, by the Duke of Ormond, "either for a Memoir of the Affairs of Ireland, or of his own Life"

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 297v-298

Document type: Copy

[The words within inverted commas are those of Carte, for whom this copy was made. Its source was similar to that of the paper which precedes.]


Suggestions [of an anonymous writer, concerning the "gains" of the Duke of Ormond]

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 319-322

Document type: Copy


The 'Suggestions' answered

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 319-322

Document type: Copy

[With a Statement of the losses of the Duke of Ormond during the Rebellion and Usurpation; and also, since the King's Restoration, by the payment of interest upon debts contracted for the support of the King's government in Ireland, not repaid or compensated.]


Fragment of a Defence of the Conduct of the Duke of Ormond in his Administration of the Government of Ireland, during the reign of King Charles I

Date: [circa 1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 323-324

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand


Answers to 'Fourteen Articles' of Charge adduced against the Duke of Ormond, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and to a printed paper, entitled: Queries touching the present condition of his Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 325-342

Document type: Copy; imperfect


Observations on Duties of Excise and Customs, and on the levying thereof by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 395-396


References by Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, to Titles in Dugdale's Baronage, relating to, or connected with, the Family of Hastings, and its allies

Date: Undated [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 408r-v

Document type: Holograph


Notes of Reference to "the names of ... English Nobility, now in being". By Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 423v


Notes on Families created to the Peerage, in the reign of King Henry VIII; with memoranda of decease and of succession to AD 1665

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 425

Document type: In the hand of an Amanuensis, with corrections and additions in the hand of Earl Theophilus


Note, by Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, on the title 'Hungerford', in Dugdale's Baronage

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 431


Queries and Answers, relating to the Genealogy and Dignities of the Famlies of Hastings; Mountjoy; and Talbois; with references to statements in Dugdale's Summons to Great Councils & Parliaments

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 437r-v


Mémoire touchant les pretensions de quelques Marchands Danois

Date: 1676?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 242, fol(s). 100-101

Document type: Copy

Mémoire touchant les pretensions de quelques Marchands Danois [David Melvin & others; the naval and mercantile incidents recited in this Memorial range between the years 1646 and 1664, inclusive], donné par Messieurs les Commissaires au Comte d'Essex, Ambassadeur Extraordinaire d'Angleterre, 1676 [the date is doubtful; the last numeral being scarcely legible].

French.


A List of the Companies [of Soldiers] at Cork, which have men drawn out for Tangier; wanting their December pay of 1675

Date: [1676?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 464

Document type: Apparently, sent to Lord Arran


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 January 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 294-295

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Thanks the Duke for a letter of the 6th inst. Here, says the writer, we are very sensible of the advantage Lord Ranelagh derives from his present confinement. Delay abates the edge of those representations which have been made of his affairs. If he have art enough to stave it [i.e. the examination] off, until after [the close of] this Session of Parliament, he will have carried a great point.

The new Farmers of the Revenue make their payments punctually. There is a dispute between them and Sir John Champant, as to the proportions of rent to be paid in Dublin and in other parts of the country, respectively, which the Lord Lieutenant is endeavouring to adjust.


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 296

Document type: Holograph

Has conferred with the Farmers respecting the payment of the sum of £2,500 granted to the Duke, "out of the £20,000 [of] advance-money expected from them". Finds that it will be a very hard matter to get that sum paid, out of that fund, since "it will engage them in the payment of the rest of the £20,000, which they cannot do without the ruin of their farm, at this time".

The Farmers, however, say that a delay in the matter shall be of no prejudice to the Duke. They will pay the money, under some alteration of form.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 67-68

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... Colonel Jefferyes is returned out of Scotland. ... He says that Douglas passes there "with all parties and persons that know him for a fanatic & a fool, and that he has attempted there to abuse some in authority with false & frivolous informations". ...


Encloses:

Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Lauderdale [concerning William Douglas, above-named]

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 67-68


[An Argument] "On this great and delicate question, 'Whether the Parliament begun the 8th of May, 13 Car. II [1661] hath continuance, or not?' "

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 92r-v


An Argument upon the late Prorogation of Parliament for fifteen months

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 96-97


Some Considerations upon the question, "Whether this Parliament is dissolved by its Prorogation for fifteen months?"

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 98r-v


Some further Considerations about the same Question

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 99-100

Document type: [Both this and MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 98r-v appear to be draughts, or copies of draughts, with the author's corrections.]


Objections [as to possible intermissions of Parliament, arising] upon the Act, 16 Car. II

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 102

Document type: In the hand of an Amanuensis


"Reasons against the dissolving [i.e. the dissolution] of the Parliament" [by the fact of Prorogation for more than twelve months]

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 110-111

Document type: Original


A Reply [apparently by Philip, Lord Wharton] to the 'Answers to some Objections about the Dissolving of the Parliament'

Date: [January?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 104

Document type: Original


Sir William Dugdale to Lord Huntingdon

Written from: Blythe Hall

Date: 5 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 532

Document type: Holograph

Reports his progress with the transcripts of Collections for the History and Evidences of the Family of Hastings. Recommends John Mendly a bookbinder, "whom I have long employed".


The King to Essex

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 636

Document type: Copy

Recites the presentation to his Majesty of a Report from the Lords Committees of Council for affairs of Ireland, upon the Case of the 1649 Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland; notifies approval of that Report and of the recommendation therein contained; directs the issue by the Lord Lieutenant in Ireland of the needful Commissions and Instructions for giving due effect thereunto.


Includes:

Report to the King, in Council, by a Committee of the Lords of Council in England, upon a Petition of the late Trustees of the Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, serving before June, 1649, and upon the case of such Officers as it now stands, under provisions of the Acts of Settlement and Explanation for Ireland

Date: February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 635


Notes of Debates and Proceedings in the House of Lords, upon the 15 February, 1676 [O.S.] in relation to the nullity of the late Prorogation and to other questions of Privilege

Date: 15 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 37-44

Document type: In the hand of an Amanuensis, with copious corrections & additions in the hand of Lord Wharton

[All the proceedings herein recited, so far as they had been recorded on the Journals of the House were deleted by an Order of 13 November 1680, because "the said ... proceedings were unparliamentary from the beginning ... and therefore are all ordered to be vacated ... in the Journal-Books". They are therefore omitted in the printed Journals.]


Short Heads of the Debate in the Lords' House, concerning the Parliament being dissolved, February 15 [16, and 17]

Date: 15-17 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 59-60

Document type: In the hand of an Amanuensis; with address and an endorsement in another hand

Short Heads of the Debate in the Lords' House, concerning the Parliament being dissolved, February 15 [16, and 17]; and Extract of the Orders for the acknowledgement, commitment, and further [sic] restraints of four Peers [Buckingham, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, & Wharton] ... committed ... 16 & 17 February 1676 [1677, N.S.].


Notes of Debates in the House of Lords, and of Proceedings therein ... 16 February 1677

Date: 16 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 33-34

[All that was recorded (on the matters herein narrated) in the Journals of the House, was erased in October, 1680, and is therefore omitted in the printed Journals.]


Questions for Counsel, upon the powers of commitment possessed by the House of Peers in parliament assembled. With the Answers of Counsel unnamed

Date: 16 February [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 27r-v

Document type: Apparently, original; but unsigned

[These questions were drawn up on occasion of the commitment to the Tower of George, Duke of Buckingham; James, Earl of Salisbury; Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury; & Philip, Lord Wharton.]


Questions upon the Power of Commitment above stated. With other Answers.

Date: 16 February [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 29

Document type: Apparently, original; but, like the preceding, unsigned


Additional questions upon the same subject. With answers.

Date: [March? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 30

Document type: Apparently original. In the same hand as MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 29; and also unsigned.


Questions and "Answers from the Temple" on the same subject

Date: 16 -17 February [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 35-37

Document type: Copy; with endorsement by Lord Wharton


Speech of the Lord Chancellor, in Parliament, to Philip, Lord Wharton, in delivering the censure of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, for words spoken; namely, for asserting the illegality of the King's late prorogation of the Parliament

Date: 16 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 98

Document type: Contemporary report; from the Journals


An Order of the House of Lords for the Keeping in Separate Confinement, during their commitment to the Tower, of the four Lords imprisoned by order of 15th inst., and for not suffering them to meet, save at Church only. With questions for Counsel learned thereupon.

Date: 17 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 45

Document type: Copy


Another Copy of the Order, and of the Questions above-recited. With the Opinion of Counsel, unnamed.

Date: 17 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 51

Document type: Original


Opinions of other Counsel, unnamed, upon the same questions

Date: 17 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 53

Document type: Original


Lord Ranelagh and John Bence to John Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 19 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 433

Document type: Copy

That the Revenue-undertaking is at present under very great difficulties & discouragements is doubtless well known to Mr Stepney. ... Sir James Hayes, who will deliver this letter, is furnished with several instructions, in the execution of which he will advise with Mr Stepney. ... Money is to be taken up, on credit of any present funds, "to quiet the just clamour of the clerks and officers dismissed" from the service, and to pay fees to Counsel, and "to the offices ... where, for want of money, the business now sticks".


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 298

Document type: Holograph

Has communicated to the Farmers His Grace's letter of 10th inst, which gave them great comfort and satisfaction.

The Council Board has now under consideration a petition from Brewers, complaining of a new method of guaging their vessels, introduced by the new Farmers of the Revenue, If the latter shall succeed in enforcing it, this gain will be at least £8,000 a year. They owe the discovery to Sir James Shaen, whose projects, observes the writer, are not ordinarily so useful.


A Computation of the Charge of building & fitting for sea-service, as Men-of-War (victualling excepted) one new middle-sized ship of each rate

Date: February 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 625

Document type: Original


Questions, by Philip, Lord Wharton, upon the powers and procedure of Courts of Justice, in relation to committals for contempt; and upon the remedies available for persons illegally committed

Date: [February] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 49

Document type: Original


Questions, by Philip, Lord Wharton, upon the powers and mode of procedure of the Lords of Parliament, in relation to Committals. With the Answers of Sir R. Holbourne, thereto.

Date: 16-17 [February] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 57

Document type: Original; unsigned, but endorsed with name of Counsel


Mrs Croft to Huntingdon

Date: 2 March 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 231-232

Document type: Original

Asks the Earl to make provision for certain payments. As he is of so noble birth, the writer would have him do nothing but what is noblest.

Mentions her desire to know where "my Lady Christian" is.


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 March 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 258

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Has received Mr Gascoigne's letter of February 24th. Is sorry to hear of the sudden death of Sir Edward Walker. Notices some new arrangements established for the Irish Pacquet service.


Declaration by Denzil, Lord Holles of Ifield, of the exemption from the jurisdiction of Courts Spiritual (in a question of Tithes) of certain of his Tenants who had been cited thereto; and alleging that exemption, as arising from his own Privilege of Parliament

Date: 8 March 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 633

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, and his Partners [in a Farm of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] to his Majesty

Date: [25 March?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 578-579

Document type: Copy

Recite various circumstances pertaining to their late Revenue Contract in Ireland. ...

Pray that they may be allowed a further term of "two years, to be computed from Christmas next, for the ascertaining, collecting, & bringing in of the several debts & arrears which belong to them, and which are yet uncollected". ...


[An Abstract of] The Proceeds of Inland Excise, and Licenses [in Ireland], by the Collectors' Accounts, for the quarter ending 25 March, 1677

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 639

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

(Delivered by Sir James Shaen, to a Committee of the Privy Council of Ireland, 4 March 1678.)


An Order, by the King in Council, referring the Petition of Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh & others to the consideration of Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 March 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 579

Document type: Copy


Ranelagh to Stepney

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 March 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 433

Document type: Copy

Communicates his opinion upon various points of the pending accounts, to be given to the Government of Ireland, concerning the late Revenue undertaking. ...

Sir James Hayes, he says, cannot be brought to reason, "so fond is he of the ... senseless bargain he made with Sir James Shaen, without whose advice (he doth in a manner declare) he will do nothing". ...


Objections of not making use of the present reliefe by the [sitting of] Parliament [after the prorogation of November 1675]

Date: [March?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 108

Document type: Engrossed copy


Votes of the House of Commons from April 2 to April 7, 1677

Date: 2-7 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 61r-v

Document type: With an endorsement in the hand of Lord Wharton


Proposals for the farming of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise in Ireland

Date: 8 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 454

Document type: Copy

By Richard Brett and others. Delivered to the Lord Treasurer of England.


[Particulars of] Dashwood's Contract [for the Farming of the Excise above-mentioned]

Date: 8 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 455

Document type: Copy

Delivered to the Lord Treasurer as above.


Reasons why the King may, in Justice, take the Excise-Farm [in Ireland] from [George] Dashwood

Date: 8 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 456

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons, April 9

Date: 9 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 67


Message of the King to the House of Commons

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 801

Document type: Copy

The only way to ward off the dangers to which the Realm is exposed lies in the making such grants as may put H.M. in a condition to provide for its security.


The King's Message to the House of Commons; 12 April 1677

Date: 12 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy


An Order of the House of Lords in relation to the imprisonment of Philip, Lord Wharton, upon a former Resolution of that House

Date: 16 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 810


Petition of Philip, Lord Wharton, in relation to his imprisonment, as above recited

Date: April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 810


Resolution of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, upon a Petition of Philip, Lord Wharton, "now a prisoner in the Tower"

Date: 16 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 94

Document type: Certified Copy


Resolution of the House of Lords, upon a Petition of Philip, Lord Wharton

Date: 16 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 122

Document type: Copy


James X (3rd) Earl of Northampton, to Philip, Lord Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 810

Document type: Copy

On reaching his house in Lincoln's Inn Fields, the writer found an Order of the Peers for some enlargement of Lord Wharton's restraint by permitting him to repair to Buckinghamshire for a time limited, & then to return to the Tower.


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 300

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Lieutenant has communicated to the Irish Council a reference from the King of the Petition of Lord Ranelagh and his Partners, praying for a further extension of two years' time, for levying arrears alleged to be still due in Ireland. Reasons will be stated against granting the Petition. Amongst reasons which, to the writer, appear of special force, is the presumption that if a Parliament be called, any such process in regard to old debts, would become an obstacle to the grant of a new Supply to the King.


Ormond to Sir James Cuffe

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 27 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 247

Document type: Copy

Lord Longford, in informing Sir James of the King's intention to employ the writer in the government of Ireland, may probably have also mentioned his Majesty's discourse ... tending to a reconciliation between Lord Ranelagh & the writer - who makes no difficulty therein, holding himself to be beforehand with his Lordship, and to be sufficiently vindicated against his papers & orations. ... The Duke has desired that the Lord Chancellor & Lord Treasurer may be appointed to examine the dispatches ... & the accounts relating to the Revenue-undertaking ... in order ... [eventually] to proposals to the King, for the final closing of the accounts. ...


Essex to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 581-582

Document type: Holograph

His Grace is not mistaken in thinking that endeavours have been used to make the writer suspect the sincerity of those professions of friendship the Duke has so often honoured him with. When such artifices have been used he has imparted them to Lord Lanesborough. ...

It would have been with some regret that the writer would have parted with the sword to Lord Conway - as was once confidently affirmed to be the intention. ... Had it proved to be so, he would have desired the appointment of Lords Justices. ... But into the hands of the Duke of Ormond, he will gladly put the sword in person. ...

The principal thing to be taken care of here is the support of the present Farm [of the Revenue]. ...


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 April 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 302

Document type: Holograph

In obedience to the Duke's commands, intimated to the writer by Lord Longford, he has prepared a State of the receipts and payments of the Revenue of this Kingdom, from the beginning of the present Farm to Christmas next, at which time, "the farm-rents will overtake the payments on the Establishment, which were cast much behind by that £4,000 lent to Lord Ranelagh, and [by] the Farmers' short payments for the first four months".


Observations on the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland

Date: [April? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 583-584

Document type: Holograph

[By the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant.]


Observations upon the Petition of Richard, Lord Ranelagh, and his Partners, for a further term of two years to discover, & bring in, what is due to them under their late Contract [for his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [April? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 582

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

Observations upon the Petition of Richard, Lord Ranelagh, and his Partners, for a further term of two years to discover, & bring in, what is due to them under their late Contract [for his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland].


Considerations upon submitting Lord Wharton's Case to the King, upon his Lordship's Petition to the House of Peers

Date: [April 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 808

Document type: Holograph

[By Lord Wharton.]


An Order of the House of Lords in the matter above-recited

Date: [April 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 813


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 304

Document type: Holograph

Has received His Grace's letter of 27th April, from Newmarket.

The material points insisted on by the Lord Lieutenant in his Report on the affair of Lord Ranelagh are these:

(1) The non-payment of a great part of the December pay; notwithstanding that they had £24,000, from the King towards it;

(2) The Composition for Arrears;

(3) The delay of their Accounts.

Adds that promises notwithstanding, the writer sees none get paid, save some few who made a composition for sixteen shillings in the pound [i.e. in respect of current claims; and apart from arrears, long outstanding].


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Nimeguen

Date: 7 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy

Condolences on the death of Sir Robert Southwell's father [and the writer's father-in-law]. ... With a eulogy on the character of the deceased.


Grant, by Letters-Patent, to Elizabeth, Countess Dowager of Clancarty, of the guardianship and tuition of Donough, Earl of Clancarty, son and heir to Callaghan, late Earl of Clancarty

Date: 9 May 1677

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

Document type: Breviate


Ormond to Cuffe

Written from: [London?]

Date: 15 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 271

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir James Cuffe's letters of 21 and 28 April, and of 5 May; of all of which, and also of the paper upon the Revenue, the Duke hopes to make good use, whensoever he can get the affairs of Ireland taken into consideration.

Lord Ranelagh does not at all apply himself to the Duke, as the duty of the King's service requires ... but holds frequent consultations ... how to prevent the Duke's going into Ireland.


Proxy of Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, to Heneage, Lord Finch of Daventry, afterwards Earl of Nottingham, Lord High Chancellor of England

Date: 19 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy


Arthur Podmore to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph

Has received Mr Gascoigne's letters of 12th April, and of the 8th and 12th of May. Gives particulars of some minor appointments in the Civil Service of Ireland; and details of the fees of Office.


Address from the House of Commons to the King, in reply to His Majesty's Speech; specifying their Reasons for declining to grant supplies for maintenance of Wars, or of Alliances, until after the signification of such Wars or Alliances to Parliament, in the usual form

Date: 26 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 298-299

Document type: Copy; with the Duke of Ormond's endorsement


The Address of the House of Commons to the King, delivered in the Banqueting House, May 26

Date: 26 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 20-21


Sir William Dugdale to Lord Huntingdon

Written from: Heraulds' Office in London

Date: 26 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 538

Document type: Holograph

Thanks his Lordship for promised aid in "procuring us some further contributions towards our building here". Will use all his interest to further Visitations in those counties which are of eldest date unvisited, whereof Leicestershire is one. Adds expressions of his known "uninclinableness" to take upon himself the office of 'Garter', on account of his great age; or the dignity of knighthood, by reason of his small estate; but he could not prevail. The King knighted him yesterday.


Memoranda of conversations with Lord Ranelagh concerning certain payments due to the Duke of Ormond out of the Revenue of Ireland

Date: 26-27 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 107-108

Document type: Original; without signature or address

By Henry Gascoigne?


[Speech of] the King, in the Banqueting-House, to the House of Commons, 28 May, 1677

Date: 28 May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 65

Document type: A contemporary report, very different from the speech inserted in the printed Parliamentary History (4, col. 889); possibly, in Lord Wharton's hand


A Memorial, to the King, by Richard Brett and John Parsons, concerning a Farm of his Majesty's Revenues of Excise in Ireland

Date: May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy


Extract of a Bill for suppressing the Growth of Popery

Date: May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 793-794

Document type: The title is from the endorsement (partly in Lord Wharton's hand)

Sent from the House of Commons, about May, 1677, and read once in the House of Peers, 24 February 1678, but laid aside, by the Prorogation, in May, 1678.


Additional Clauses of the same Bill as it was pending in the Lords ... February 1678

Date: May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 795-796v

Document type: [Misbound]


Petition of Richard Brett, John Wilcocks, and others, to the King, concerning proposals made by them for farming the duties of Excise in Ireland for three years

Date: May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 444

Document type: Copy


Subjoined

Proposals, by Richard Brett & John Parsons, on behalf of themselves & others, for a renewal of their present Farm of his Majesty's duties of Excise in Ireland paying a sum of £580 000 [so in MS.], a year, for three years

Date: May 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 446

Document type: Original


Lucy, Countess Dowager of Huntingdon, to Lord Huntingdon

Date: 1 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 227-228

Document type: Holograph; with four postscripts

Asks him to return £20 to his sister Mary, upon the writer's account, and to send for the sum a Bill of Exchange.

Gives directions as to the disposal of certain proceeds of a coal-mine [in MS.: "coal-delph" (delve)].


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 2 June 1677

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

Document type: Breviate

Notifies the sending of Bentinck into England, and asks Lord Ossory's good offices on his behalf.


Lady Thomond to a Lady, not herein named

Written from: King Street

Date: 2 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 262-263

Document type: Holograph

Asks her correspondent's interest with Mr Gascoigne for the recommendation of Mr Cary - a grandson of Lord Falkland, formerly Lord Lieutenant of Ireland - to the favourable notice of the Duke of Ormond. The kindness shewn to the present Lord Falkland, by the Duke, encourages Mr Cary to hope for an extension of it.


Articles against the Government of Boston [in New England; relating to various acts of disloyalty and oppression; and to alleged injuries inflicted upon England and Ireland, by the engrossment of the West-India Trade]. Read at the Board [of Privy Council in Ireland] 8 June, 1677.

Date: 8 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 615

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond


Matthew Portley to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Diamond Frigate, in the Downs

Date: 9 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 373

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some naval incidents of the cruise.


[A List of] Concordatums issued in the time of the Government of the Earl of Essex, for Buildings and Repairs, in the Castle [of Dublin]; Chapel-Izod; and the Phoenix [Park] (2 February 1673, to 11 June 1677)

Date: 11 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 157

Document type: Original


Heads of Private Articles, between the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Date: 13 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 105-106

Document type: Copy [eight signatures]


Sir James Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 269

Document type: Apparently, Holograph; unsigned

Has "curiously examined" the Covenants under which Lord Ranelagh and his partners collect the Irish Revenue; and "cannot find that there is any time limited, within which they are obliged to make an end of their collections. The clause which seems to limit them is only a Covenant on the King's part" ... for a grant of further powers, if applied for within a term prescribed.


Bishop of Oxford to Ormond

Date: 18 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 375

Document type: Holograph

His Grace's purposed visit is an honour which the University most thankfully entertains the notice of. ... Should his Grace come some time before the Act ... "the Friday Exercises are", adds the writer, "the most entertaining of any we have". ... His Excellency will, it is presumed, be moved to confer degrees by Creation. "And, among the persons of quality in his train, who will not receive but give honour to their titles, a sort of bold and unworthy men will thrust themselves forward, who design a gain by them, and will be a reproach both to them & to their place."

... The Duke is entreated "to shut the door against all such, however importunate they may be". ...


Notes and Breviates of the Political Correspondence of Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby, and afterwards Duke of Leeds; in the years 1677 and 1678

Date: 21 June 1677-24 May 1678 [N.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 180v-184

Compiled by Thomas Carte.


Cuffe to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 272

Document type: Apparently, Holograph [unsigned]

States the purport of recent correspondence, between the Treasury in England and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, as to the state of the Irish Revenue; the periodical payments by the Farmers; and the appropriation of a part of an assumed surplus to the payment of a sum due by the King to the City of London.


A Note of Moneys requisite to be paid in specie, into his Majesty's Treasury [of Ireland], forthwith, or at the several and respective times hereunder mentioned

Date: 25 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 633

Document type: Original


A List of the Commissioned Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland; together with the number of Non-commissioned Officers and Soldiers in each Troop & Company; and their Head Quarters; according to the Muster for three months, ending 25 June, 1677

Date: 25 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 597-600

Document type: Original


Minute, by the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the Lease of the Revenue of that Kingdom to the Lord Viscount Ranelagh, and others

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 569-570

Document type: Copy


Essex to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 590

Document type: Holograph

There is a project on foot in England to order the Revenue here so as to keep the Army, during this whole Farm, always in arrear of their pay. ... The writer thought that he had, by his 'Instructions' (which are Orders of Council) prevented any such thing, but he perceives "there is no putting a bar to the contrivances of some men". ... Other particulars concerning matters of Revenue, and also concerning the writer's relations with the Lord Treasurer [Danby], are added.


Ormond to Sir James Cuffe

Date: 26 June 1677

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

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir James' letter of 16 June, with the accompanying copy of a letter written by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to Mr Secretary Coventry, concerning Compositions and Insolvents' Assignments.

Adds the writer's views as to matters then pending concerning Revenue Accounts to be rendered by Lord Ranelagh and his partners. Hopes "that care may be taken to limit them in point of time, one way or other, that they may not at once have colour to oppress the people, and defraud their undertaking". ...


Minutes ... [concerning] my Lord of Ormond's Instructions [as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] ... taken the 28th of June, 1677

Date: 28 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 545

Document type: Apparently, in Lord Ranelagh's hand


The Substance of the Earl of Shaftesbury's Speech in the Court of King's Bench, when he was brought thither by Habeas Corpus

Date: Undated [29 June 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 468-469

Document type: A contemporary report; endorsed by the Duke of Ormond

[Misbound; being placed with the papers of the year 1679.]

[Printed in the Life of the first Earl of Shaftesbury, by G. Wingrove Cooke (2, 166 seqq.) but the variations are important to the sense of the speech.]


The Earl of Shaftesbury's Speech, in the Court of King's Bench, when he was brought thither, by Habeas Corpus, June 29, 1677

Date: 29 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 797-798


Dr Henry Clerke, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, to Gascoigne

Written from: Oxon

Date: 29 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 264

Document type: Holograph

The writer's predecessors in the office of Vice-Chancellor have been wont to receive a brace of bucks yearly from the King. But a warrant is needed, and the writer will be glad to have it, upon the Forest of Whichwood. He desires also to know what company will attend the Duke of Ormond to Oxford, in order to their due reception.


Ormond to the Prince of Orange

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 June 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 249

Document type: Copy

Since the miscarriage of Lord Clare [Gilbert Holles, 3rd (XIII) Earl of Clare], the writer has not had the confidence to address any letters to his Highness. He will never have that of recommending any person, with such an undertaking for him, as he gave on behalf of that Gentleman. ... But he will express the hope that the person now designed for the honour of succeeding Lord Clare may discharge his office with more sincerity. ...


Memorial of John Wilcock, Richard Brett, & others, to the King, concerning a proposed Lease of hs Majesty's Duties of Excise in his Kingdom of Ireland

Date: [June? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 448

Document type: Copy


Further Proposals by Richard Brett, and others, concerning the Farming of excise duties in Ireland

Date: [June? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 450

With observations upon other Proposals on the same subject by George Dashwood.


Clause [proposed] to be added to the Instructions relating to the present Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [June? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 544

Document type: Apparently, in Lord Ranelagh's hand


[Observations] concerning Letters [from England] for disposal of moneys in Ireland

Date: [June? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 571

Document type: Endorsed: "Received from the Earl of Essex"

[By the Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant.]


A Release, from Sir James Shaen and others, to the King's Majesty, of certain sums, payable to them on his Majesty's behalf, by Richard, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, and others, according to certain Letters-Patent, bearing date 4th August, 1671

Date: [June? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 635

Document type: Draught; in Shaen's hand


Some Observations upon the present state of Ireland, with reference to the Revenue and things thereon depending

Date: 9 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 575-576

Document type: Original; endorsed, by Ormond


The State of the Case of the late Farmers of the greater Branches of His Majesty's Revenue of Ireland [in respect to Defalcations of Rent claimed by them]. Humbly offered to the ... Earl of Danby, Lord High Treasurer of England.

Date: 11 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 600

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


Proposals and Considerations humbly offered to Your Majesty [King Charles II, by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for your Service in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 555-556

Document type: Official copy; signed


A Relation of a Rencounter, between a Squadron of French ships under M. de Chateau-Regnaud, and a Fleet of Dutch merchantmen with their convoy.

Written from: Brest

Date: 16 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 377-378

Document type: Original; the title cited is from the endorsement

French.


Proposition for the payment of the Arrear [of the Military List] in Ireland

Date: 17 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 125

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Report, to the King, upon an Order of Reference, concerning arrears due to James, Duke of Ormond

Date: 18 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 685

Document type: Copy [unsigned]


Report, by Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the Arrears of certain Quit-Rents of the Crown in Ireland, due to the Duke of Ormond, under the Grant of August, 1669; and under the Acts of Settlement &c. Addressed to the King.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 826-827

Document type: Copy


A Computation of Profit, by way of interest, on advancing £36,000, for the pay of the Army in Ireland

Date: 27 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 608-610

Document type: Original; and Copy


Williamson to Wharton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 116

Document type: Holograph

The King has considered his Lordship's late Petition, & accepts the submission therein made, as to that part of the offence which relates to his Majesty. Transmits the warrant to the Constable of the Tower, for Lord Wharton's release.


Copy of the letter MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 116, above-calendared

Date: 29 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 120


The King to the Earl of Northampton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 92

Document type: Copy

Directs the Earl, as Constable of His Majesty's Tower of London, to release from imprisonment therein Philip, Lord Wharton.


A Proposition for the payment of the Arrears [of Army-pay] in Ireland

Date: [July? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 606

With queries and objections to it.


Answers to the Queries and Objections against the Proposition for the paying of the Army in Ireland

Date: [July? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 612-613

Document type: Minute; with corrections


Notes on the same subject

Date: [July? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 614


Rules and Instructions [concerning Grants of Money or Lands in Ireland] for ... James, Duke of Ormond, Our Lieutenant General ... of Our Kingdom of Ireland

Date: [July? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 532

Document type: Draught


Notes of proceedings, in Parliament, in relation to the imprisonment, in the Tower, of the Duke of Buckingham, Lord Wharton, and other Peers of Parliament

Date: [July 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 90

Document type: Original


Petition to the Lords, Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled [of Philip, Lord Wharton; in relation to the same subject as that above-mentioned]

Date: [July 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 91

Document type: Fair copy of Wharton's minute


Instructions [by the King] for ... James, Duke of Ormond, appointed by Us to be Our Lieutenant-General and General-Governor of ... Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 380-383

Document type: Original


Rules and Instructions for ... James, Duke of Ormond, etc.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 386-387

Document type: Original


Rules and Instructions for ... James, Duke of Ormond, Our Lieutenant-General ... of Our Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 538

Document type: Official Copy; endorsed by Ormond


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 1 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 112-113

A letter of political & military news; proceedings of the Privy Council, at an extraordinary sitting. Departure of Duke of Monmouth, & of Lord Feversham, for the Prince of Orange's camp before Charleroi, whither other Court notables are also about to travel. Court intrigue about the return of the Duke of Bucks. Advices of the battle fought near Verdun.

[These letters were sent to Wooburn in Bucks.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 389-390

Document type: Original

Empowers the Lord Lieutenant to grant licenses for the transport into England of wool-flocks & of certain other commodities herein-named upon bond, from the Exporters, that such goods so licensed shall be carried into England, & not elsewhither.


The Reception [by the University of Oxford] of James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Chancellor of the University

Written from: Oxford

Date: 4-6 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 507-508

Document type: Original


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 8 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 114-115

Document type:

Submission of the Duke of Bucks, and his reception by the King. The Duke is about to exchange his house in the City for one in St James's Square. Council Proceedings about Public Works & Trade. Purchase by the Lord Treasurer Danby of Wimbledon House for £12,000 - but whether bought for himself or for the Duchess of Portsmouth is uncertain. Advices from the seat of War in Hungary and of the progress of siege of Stettin.


The Farmers' [of the Revenue in Ireland] Objections to Mr Rider's Accounts [of his advances of money on account of the Farm]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 335

Document type: Copy


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 14 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 116-117

Raising of the Siege of Charleroi, & its causes. Naval advices.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Conway

Date: 19 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 448

Document type: Copy [misbound]

It cannot be denied ... that the King of Spain's subjects in the Netherlands are great examples of loyalty to their Prince, and therefore as great objects of compassion in the misery they have sustained ... whilst resisting the power of France. ... "I can" therefore, adds the writer, "forgive the extravagance of their suspicions ... of those who really pity & want to hazard their lives ... very voluntarily, in their defence". ...

Adds some particulars as to his voyage for Ireland, and notices a conversation with Lord Ranelagh about the desired attendance of Sir John Champante, his Lordship's deputy, in England. ...


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 22 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 118-119

Return of the King to Whitehall, by the sea & river, unexpectedly. Petition of Sir Alexander Leighton to be brought to public trial. Release of Mr Murray, a Scotchman, at insistence of the Scottish Council. Naval advices from France & from Denmark.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 389

Document type: Original

Recites instructions given by his Majesty to Thomas, Earl of Danby, his High Treasurer of England, concerning a petition of Anne Finch, and the Earl of Danby's Report to the King in obedience thereto. ...

Directs that a pension on the Irish Establishment be granted to Anne Finch, now Anne Fitzharris, in consideration of the premises.


Includes:

A Report to the King's Majesty, by Thomas, Earl of Danby, Lord High Treasurer of England, upon the Petition of Anne Finch, daughter of Captain William Finch, Commander of H.M. Frigate York

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 1 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 389

Document type: Copy


[A List of the] Privy Councillors of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 618

Document type: Original

[Apparently, drawn up by Sir Paul Davys.]


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 27 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 120-121

Memorial presented by the Minister of the [Imperial and] Allied Powers to the King, at the news of which, "it is said, the French faction much rejoice; hoping it will do their work". Position of the Army of the Duke of Lorraine. Advices from Northern Europe.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 1-2

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... Does not think that it will be for the King's service that the concluding of the inquiry into Lord Ranelagh's accounts should be delayed, for want of authority to proceed therein. The draught of a letter to that effect was formerly made ... and inquiry is desired concerning it. ...

Has had notice of Mr Brabazon's [son of the Earl of Meath] purpose to embark for England, and also some intimation as if, by a challenge or in some other way, he intended to affront my Lord of Essex. Cannot imagine Mr Brabazon to be so mad ... but thinks it right ... to delay him from embarking for a day or two. ...


A Schedule of Licenses, granted in the Office of the Secretary of State of Ireland, for the Exportation of Wool from that Kingdom into England

Date: 29 August 1677-15 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 171, fol(s). 1v-57

Document type: Original

With the several sums of money paid thereupon.


Duke of Ormond to Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and others

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 98

Document type: Breviate (from the original then in possession of Dr Richard Rawlinson)

Notifies the King's pleasure that in taking the Accounts of the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, the production of certain certificates, under the hand of the Lord Treasurer, is to be admitted as sufficient warrant and voucher for payments made thereupon, without demand of any other order or voucher in proof of such payments.

[With breviates of several other letters, from the same collection, on matters of Finance.]


An Account of the £60,000 advanced to his Majesty on the Irish Farm, and by whom paid; and what part thereof was repaid out of his Majesty's Revenue

Date: [August? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original


A Naval Allegory, by the Registrar of the Admiralty in Ireland, to his Grace, James, Duke of Ormond, as Grand Pilot of the good ship Ireland, upon his fourth expedition in that bottom

Date: [August 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 588-589

Document type: Original


The Case of the Lord Wharton [in relation to words spoken in Parliament; to his imprisonment in the Tower of London; and to his subsequent submission]

Date: [August?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 223

Document type: Original; in Lord Wharton's hand


The Case of the Lord Wharton

Date: [August?] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy; with some omissions & variations


The form of the License for transporting of Wool [out of Ireland into England]

Date: [August 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 171, fol(s). 1

Document type: Original


Memorandum concerning the Revenue [of Ireland]

Date: 3 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 541

Document type: Original; the title cited is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 711

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of the new Undertaking for the Revenue of Ireland, entered upon by Mr Bridges. ...

The act of Lord Essex, before his quitting the government, in issuing Warrants for pay due to the Military List on 24th June last was, the writer submits, "an anticipation of the Revenue; there being as yet no money due; at least, not enough to answer those Warrants".


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 455

Document type: Copy

... The matter of Champante seems to be at an end, for he presses not for license to pass into England. My Lord Chancellor [Archbishop Boyle] proves to be in the right that there was more caution, on the Duke's part, than was needful, but it is a fault he can forgive himself. ...


Duke of Ormond to King Charles II

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 4 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 577

Document type: Extract

Submits to his Majesty's consideration the expediency of calling a Parliament in Ireland; adding, "the sooner it can be called, the sooner His Majesty may expect the assistance which the Duke hopes it will give him".


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 4 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 2-7

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... Is already confirmed in the notions he had of that party ... who will call themselves Protestants though they differ from the doctrine, and are not obedient to the discipline, of the Church. ... They have constituted amongst themselves some form of ecclesiastical government ... which ... they exercise ... as secretly as they can. ...

Advises that, for the present, the liberty they have gained, by some years of indulgence, be still connived at; so that it be not enlarged by any attempt to renew the Covenant, or to set up a jurisdiction against law. ...

Adds various recommendations concerning the better payment and reinforcement of the Army; the calling of a Parliament; the regulation of the Revenue; and other public affairs of Ireland.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 5 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 122-123

The King at Greenwich to witness launches. Departure of Sir William Swan & others for Stettin, "to see & give an account of the Siege". Advice from Tangier of an attempt on the life of Lord Inchiquin. The King's answer to Memorial, of the Imperial Ambassador, & the ministers associated with him.


Some Observations on the late Commission [dated 22 August 1677] granted to Sir James Shaen and six more of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Date: 6 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 604

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond


A State of the Account depending between the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland, and Mr William Rider

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 337

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 7-9

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Sir William's letter of 1st inst. ... The character given by my Lord Granard of Rutherford is that he is a man of parts and courage, and hath, from the beginning, always served his Majesty whilst he had opportunity ... & when he had not, he served in the Scots Regiment in France, where he lost one of his legs. ... He has been here these two years, and employs himself in making of pot-ashes. If the report ... be true, adds the writer, that many thousands of the Nonconformists in Scotland are put to the horn, we must expect that they will swarm here. ...


Enclosure 1

An Information given to the Duke of Ormond, by a Scotch Presbyterian Minister

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 7-9


Enclosure 2

A letter of three Scotch Presbyterians; addressed to the Earl of Granard

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 7-9

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 9-10

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

"The bearer, Mr Rider, is one of the Farmers of the Revenue here. ... As he has, apparently, the greatest share of his own money in the Farm, so he has the reputation of a very fair dealer."

"There are Commissioners appointed, & well paid by his Majesty, whose work it should be, at proper times, to sit with these Farmers to observe their proceedings, that so his Majesty might be constantly informed not only how they do, but how they are like to perform with him." ...


An Order, by the King in Council, regulating the procedure, in certain cases of the Tellers of his Majesty's Exchequer [of England]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 399

Document type: Official Copy


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 12 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 124-125

Document type: Apparently in the hand of Sir Joseph Williamson; all these letters of news (in this Wharton series) are unsigned; the hands differ, but they all appear to proceed from Williamson's office

Great effect in the City of the Imperialist 'Memorial', from the fear entertained by merchants of London of the confiscation of their estates in the Spanish dominions. Instructions thereupon sent by the King to his Ambassador at Madrid.


Advices from Brussels, from the Hague, and from Paris, relating chiefly to Domestic Affairs and to the fast-spreading expectations of a Peace

Date: 14/24 September-24 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 316-324

Document type: [Counted as five entries each document having been read.]

With summaries of News from other parts of Europe.


A Correspondent at Court, not herein named, to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 14/24 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 306-310

Document type: Original

Describes, at great length, the state of opinion at Court and in Town, respecting the mission of Lords Ossory and Arlington to the Hague, and the proposed alliance of the Prince of Orange with the Princess Mary of York; and also respecting the abortive siege of Charleroi, and other incidents of the campaign in Flanders, and of the then political situation, generally, on the Continent.

Says, on the subject of the Orange alliance, that, in a late and long conference between the Duke of York and an intimate friend of Lord Ossory - "who was the first to suggest his journey" into Holland - the Duke evinced such "an entire change of feeling" [towards the Prince of Orange] from that which his interlocutor had formerly observed in him, that the latter was encouraged to urge strongly the advantage which would result, both to the King and the Duke, from the union now proposed.

French.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 15 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 10-12

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Secretary's letter of 8th inst. ... Would be glad to be furnished with a copy of a general account of the state of the Kingdom [of Ireland], which was drawn up for the Earl of Essex, or at least of so much of it as relates to revenue. Hears that the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench here is not like to live long. Imparts the writer's thoughts on the choice of a successor.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 455

Document type: Copy

... "I confess I was less against my son Ossory's endeavouring to see a campaign in the Prince of Orange his army, than I was against any of his [former] sallies in that nature, not thinking it possible his intentions ... could be so foolishly & ungratefully misunderstood by the Spaniards; but I have said enough to him for his return, and I hope that what his friends write to him, to the same effect, will prevail with him." ...


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 19 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 126-127

Document type: With seal of arms

Inspection by the King of the ship-building Yards at Chatham. Appearance before the King in Council of about thirty keepers of Coffee-Houses to answer for the offence of receiving, and exhibiting to their Customers, "papers of written news". H.M. was "much insensed against those unworthy persons who had the confidence & folly to prostitute affairs of state indifferently to the views of all that frequent such houses". Proceedings against Sir Robert Howard, as Auditor of Exchequer. Foreign advices.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 19 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 13-14

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Observations upon the unsatisfactory state of the Revenue, and of the accounts relating to it. Proposals for a new Commission thereupon. ... Those who as the writer thinks would discharge their parts well in such a Commission are Sir Cyril Wiche and Sir James Cuffe.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty, authorizing the passing of a Commission for taking the Accounts of Lord Ranelagh and his partners in the late 'Undertaking' for the Revenue of Ireland

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 13-14


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant & Council [of Ireland, for an inquiry, by a Committee of the Board, into the state of the Revenue].

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 24 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 560

Document type: Copy [sixteen signatures]


A Collection of Extracts of Dispatches relating to military and naval affairs, in Ireland and Scotland, from 25 September 1677, to 19 January, 1678

Date: 25 September 1677-19 January 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 469-470v

Document type: [Eleven extracts]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 14-16

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Describes the measures now in preparation for strengthening the military forces in the North of Ireland. Adds some further particulars concerning the Revenue accounts, and concerning the pay of the Army.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 26 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 128-129

Departure of the King for Newmarket, to receive the Prince of Orange. Audience of the Dutch Ambassador, in reference to the Claims of Sir William Courten & his Partners. Progress of the prosecution of Sir Robert Howard. News from Flanders.


An Account of the Produce of the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue, of his Kingdom of Ireland, for one whole year, commencing 25 December, 1675, and determining 25 December 1676

Date: 28 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 499

Document type: Copy

[By Sir Charles Meredith and Sir James Cuffe.]


Report of a Committee of the Board [of Privy Council in Ireland] upon the state of the Revenue

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 560

Document type: Copy [eight signatures]


Letters Patent for the repayment, in form herein prescribed, to Robert Bridges, and William Bridges, of the City of London, Gentlemen, of a sum of £36,505, and 4 shillings, by them advanced for payment of his Majesty's Military Forces in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 620-623

Document type: Certified Copy; with entries of enrolment


Naval Advices of an Engagement with Algerine pirates, and of a subsequent chace; the fleet under Sir John Narborough spreading themselves "in a line, from Cape Spartel, almost to Cape Trafalgar"

Written from: on board the Portsmouth

Date: 28 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 300


An Abstract of the Rent-Rolls of each District in the Kingdom of Ireland, as they were made up, & given to the several Collectors, the 29th September 1677

Date: 29 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 637

Document type: Endorsed by Lane; the words of last clause of the above title are from the endorsement

(Delivered by Sir James Shaen to the Committee of the Board [of Privy Council of Ireland, 4 March, 1678].)


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 455

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Robert's letter of the 22nd, & shall order it as he desires letters of that kind to be ordered. One and that as good a comedian as any in the farce was with the writer the day after his parting with Sir Robert, & was found prepared ... to make one at it. The writer himself is content to be neither poet, speechmaker, nor actor. ...

Letters of civility & appearing confidence have passed betwixt Lord Orrery & the writer, who hopes to draw advantage, for the King's service, from the abilities & leisure Orrery is master of.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 16-17

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Sir William's letter of 22nd inst, and about the same time, the money sent from England. ...


Encloses:

Draught of a letter from his Majesty, for renewing the standing Commission for taking the Vice-Treasurer's accounts; with addition of Lord Lanesborough, as Secretary of State, & of the present Muster-Master

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 16-17


Sir James Shaen, and others, to Ormond

Date: September 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 678

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

Have, in obedience to the Lord Lieutenant's commands, taken into consideration the state of the Revenue. Find that if such Revenue be duly applied to payment of the Establishments, & not otherwise, the fund will suffice for that payment, and will leave a surplus for paying off advances thereout for the clearing off of certain arrears, herein particularized, not exceeding the sum of £19,000, sterling.


Reasons humbly offered to the ... Earl of Denbigh [Danby], Lord High Treasurer of England, by the late Farmers of the Great Branches of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, to induce his Lordship to move his Majesty to supersede or recall a late Order of [the Earl of Essex] ... Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [September? 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 602

Document type: Copy


Mr Rider's Answer [upon certain accounts depending between him & the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] to the Farmers' Objections [thereto]

Date: [September 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 335v-336

Document type: Original


Manifeste publié par order du Duc de Villa Hermosa [MS. reads "Willharmosa"].

Date: [September] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 311-312

Treats of the Siege of Charleroi, and its results.


Foreign Advices from the Netherlands

Written from: Brussels

Date: 2/12-28 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 305-306

Positions of the contending armies, and their respective state of equipment. Recent military events.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 3 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 130-131

Journey of the Prince of Orange. Embassy, and splendid preparations for England, of the Duke of Bouillon. The Duke of Buckingham has succeeded Lord Treasurer Danby in the occupancy of Wallingford House, & his nearness to the Court "excites no small jealousy".


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 6 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 17

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further particulars of military preparations, and that the force is "so provided as if they were certainly to be sent into Scotland, how unlikely soever it may be that there will be need of it".


Encloses:

An Account of what is done in order to sending the Party into the North [of Ireland], according to his Majesty's commands

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 17


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 10 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 132-133

All present discourse, during absence of the Court, is about the Visit of the Prince of Orange. The common people in Holland - it is added - "are generally possessed with a fancy that he aims at the sovereignty of the United Netherlands, & that before his return home, he will be declared accordingly". But the chief ends of his coming are to marry the Lady Mary & to endeavour a general Peace. State of the Negotiation at Nimeguen. Assault upon Mrs [Eleanor] Gwyn at the Bear-Garden. Foreign war-news.


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 401

Document type: Original [14 signatures]

Request that inquiry be made into the charges of quartering certain mariners at Kinsale, under circumstances stated; and measures taken for defraying such charges accordingly.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 17 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 134-135

Arrival, at Whitehall, of the King, the Prince of Orange, and the Court. His stay will be short; there being little probability of speedy Peace, and the States General having signified the indispensableness of his presence at the approaching discussion of the arrangements for a new Campaign.


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 510

Document type: Original

Has received his Grace's commands by Mr Matthew Barry, as to certain matters of procedure in the Accounts of the Treasury and, in particular, directing a weekly return to his Grace of all receipts & payments. ...

Does not know "what apprehensions the Vice-Treasurer may conceive in case of such an order, or how the same may affect his office ... humbly desires therefore ... that ... it may not be expected of him either to object against ... or to be reputed to have consented to, anything" in the draught order aforesaid. ... It will be sufficient for him to yield his humble obedience thereto.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 456-457

Document type: Copy

With Sir Robert's letters of 26 September, and 9 October, came a better account of the temper of the people of Holland than at any time the writer had seen, Is glad the King allowed time to hear those papers read. No man can comprehend the matter of them better than he can. ... Has reason to conclude that the MS. mentioned by Sir R. Southwell, and so well approved of by him & by "P. W." [Peter Walsh?] must be proper for the end designed, especially when Mr Hill shall have taken the pains to translate the matter into his language. ... If he thinks fit to transmit the sheets ... it is possible the Duke, out of his memory & papers, may be able to furnish what, materially or ornamentally, may improve that MS. - as Mr Hill will handle it. ...

Adds, at great length, particulars of Revenue affairs and of other pending political concerns of Ireland. ...


R. Yard to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1677 [O.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 304

Has received instructions from Mr Secretary Williamson to forward to his Grace the Foreign Advices as they arrive.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 18-19

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further particulars concerning the Irish revenue. ...

"If the debts [due, but undercharged, by the late Undertakers] ... be paid [out of the accruing revenue] ... but by degrees and moderate instalments, no overplus can be accounted on, for some years after April come twelvemonths, though the Farmers should hold their farm to the end of it, and make punctual payment."


Encloses:

A State of the Revenue and Charge of the Kingdom of Ireland

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 18-19


Foreign Advices from the Netherlands, respecting the movements at the Seat of War, and the Negotiations at the Hague

Date: 22-26 October 1677 [N.S.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 302


Foreign Advices from Hamburgh, Strasburgh, and other places

Date: 22 October-2 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 307-308

Raising of the French camp at Rocheberg. State of the Siege of Stettin, and sallies of the besieged troops. In Belgium part of the troops are betaking themselves into Winter-quarters. Affairs of Denmark.


Mr Yarde to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 313-314

Document type: Holograph

States what passed at an extraordinary meeting of the Privy Council, summoned to hear a declaration from the King, respecting the marriage of the Prince of Orange with the Lady Mary of York.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 24 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 136-137

Conclusion of the Treaty for a Marriage of the Prince of Orange with the Lady Mary of York. The King when receiving compliments on it from "a great person", was pleased to answer: "As I have made this match, so I will, ere long, make a General Peace likewise." Rumour that the Prince of Bavaria is on his way to England, with Bills of Exchequer for "£100,000 sterling, to court the Lady Annan". Illness of Archbishop of Canterbury.


Taaffe to Ossory

Date: 27 October 1677

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

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

An account of the raising of the siege of Charleroi.


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 127-128

Document type: Holograph

... Mr Rider has made very earnest and importunate applications against the present Commission, by which the new Farmers [of the Revenue of Ireland] act, and which was granted them by my Lord of Essex a little before he left the Government. ... If the writer be not much mistaken, Mr Rider's chief objection is that one Mr Piggott, of whose vote he had an absolute command, is left out; by which means he is less absolute. ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 319-320

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

Submits some observations concerning the Revenue and Expenditure of Ireland. ... "There is nothing the considering part of this people do more apprehend should prove their ruin, in the end - or at the least, keep them from reaping the fruit of their industry - than the transmission of their money into England; and they suppose the more they give, beyond what serves to support the government, the sooner they shall be undone." ...


Foreign Advices from the Netherlands and from Germany

Written from: Paris

Date: 30 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 313

Adds that the Duchess of Savoy, after evincing much repugnance to the measure, has consented to receive a subsidy and some auxiliary troops, in order to carry on the war in the Milanese.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 20-22

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "You know the Army here is not so regimented as that there is any pay, in the Establishment, for field or staff officers, and yet such a party as this, being by his Majesty's command, put into two regiments, it will not be possible to march, quarter, or otherwise command them, without those officers, and they will think it hard to have the name, trouble, & charge, without any allowance for it." ...

"By what we hear of the Argerines [Algerines] the war with them is begun. If it be so and that the Sweepstakes [frigate] must attend the Northern service, all the west of Ireland must be unguarded. ... Those and other pirates have heretofore made prizes ... landed, and carried his Majesty's subjects captive." ...


Rejoinder of Sir James Hayes [and of John Hayes] to the Report [upon certain affairs of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] of John Walker

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 31 October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 106-107

Document type: Copy


An Estimate of the Charge for putting into repair his Majesty's chief Fortifications, & places of strength, throughout ... Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: October 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 633-637

Document type: Original

[With survey of the particular condition of each.] As also, for new-mounting the Ordnance, &c. [By William Robinson, Surveyor-General of Fortifications.]


The King to [Ormond]

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: Undated [October? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 648

Document type: Draught? or Copy?

Sir James Shaen to be made a Privy-Councillor of Ireland.


Breviate of a Judgment in the Court of Common Pleas in a Cause - the Earl of Anglesey versus Foster

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: [October] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 464


Foreign Advices from the Netherlands and from Hungary

Written from: Brussels

Date: 2 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 311

With a postscript of Court-News from Whitehall.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 138-139

Audience of the Spanish Ambassador, and what passed thereat. The expectation that the approaching marriage would have been solemnized on the Prince's birthday (4 November) has been disappointed; a delay in public business at the Hague, & the want of the Prince's jewels, have combined to defer it for ten days. Threat of the King of France to levy war in the Spanish possessions in Italy, if a Peace be not now agreed upon.


Mr Brisbane to Ossory

Written from: Paris

Date: 3 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 267

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates Lord Ossory on his return to England.

All the world believes in the success of the Prince of Orange in his love-suit, and that he will obtain many favours from the King.

Should a permission to raise men in these Kingdoms be one of the marks of favour bestowed, the writer has an earnest desire to suggest that no one could raise a Regiment in Scotland, more advantageously than could the young Marquess of Montrose [James, third Marquess, and father of the first Duke of Montrose], now fully 20 years of age, and already of reputation for himself as well as for his descent.


Wharton to Ossory

Written from: Edlington, near Doncaster

Date: 3 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 265

Document type: Holograph

Thinks that nothing can be of greater happiness to these Kingdoms, than the marriage of the virtuous Prince of Orange to the Lady Mary. Ventures to add that Lord Ossory's constant presence with the King may now "be of great concernment to my Lord Lieutenant, and the concerns under his charge ... considering what powerful back-friends he hath".


Extracts [concerning his reasons for the calling of a Parliament in Ireland, from the Letters, of the several dates recited in margin, respectively, of James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]

Date: 4 November 1677; 22 January 1678; 19 February 1678; 12 March 1678; 21 March 1678; 2 April 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 639-640


Further Advices from the Netherlands

Written from: Hague

Date: 5 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 314

The States-General now admit that the burthen of the War is grown insupportable to them. Notice that the news of the Prince of Orange's marriage has been received with general joy.


[Breviate of certain] Articles indented between Sir James Hayes, knight, and John Hayes, esquire, Comptroller of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland] of the one part; and Sir James Shaen, baronet, Edward Richbell, and Lawrence Stanyan, of Dublin, esquires, of the other part

Date: 6 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 653-655


Subjoined thereto is

A Schedule of the Payments which are to be made, out of the £3,000, within-mentioned

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 656

Document type: Official Copy


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 457

Document type: Copy

Received Sir Robert's letters just at the moment of going on the fifth of November, with the due solemnity, to Christ Church, where, the writer doubts not, "many offered their thanks & made their vows upon the marriage ... designed between the Lady Mary and the Prince of Orange". ...


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Castle Martyr

Date: 6 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 141

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

Communicates his views upon several questions concerning the pay of the Irish Army and other matters of Finance.

The writer has communicated to some great men in England his convictions that if any part of the Revenue of Ireland be drawn thence "it will too probably be the ruin of the country, and that if what shall be gained by the intended Parliament be not to be appropriated to the uses of the Kingdom ... little would be gotten". ...


Orrery to Archbishop Boyle

Written from: Castle Martyr

Date: 6 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 208-211

Document type: Copy

Notices the new arrangements for the payment of the Army "by Mr Brydges's money", and after a plan developed in a late report by a Committee of Council.

Will begin immediately (in compliance with the desire expressed by the Lord Lieutenant) to put his, the writer's, thoughts on paper as to "what laws might be ... for the necessary good of this Kingdom, to be humbly moved for, to His Majesty, and also what Supply we all might use our endeavours to obtain for His Majesty, in the intended Parliament".


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Orrery to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Castlemartyr

Date: 6 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 208-211


A News-Letter; without address

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 215

The marriage articles between the Princess Mary and the Prince of Orange, were signed on the 4th of November; and, in the evening of that day, the marriage was solemnized, "in the Princess' bed-chamber at St James". On the following morning the Prince presented H.R.H. with a pearl necklace, and with "a great jewel, valued at above £20,000 sterling".


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 7 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 140-141

Although the King, in Council, had fixed the 14th inst for the marriage of Princess Mary, letters received from Holland on the 5th determined him to summon another Council on the following day, & declare its immediate celebration (6 November) on that evening. Her jointure is to be 30,000 ducats, in consideration of dowry, and 35,000 more (annually) from the States General.


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 10 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 129

Document type: Holograph

... Is fully satisfied that the Lord Lieutenant hath with great reason put a stop to the passing of the Letters Patent whereby the new Farmers [of Revenue in Ireland] were to be empowered to detain, out of their growing rent of the next year, whatever the King may remit of the late Farmers' balance ... the Revenue being now surcharged with the repayment of Mr Bridges, and with a considerable addition for the privy purse; but hopes that his Grace will think it reasonable to allow the detainer, if it be directed out of the rent of the same month, in ... 1679 ... when the Revenue will be in a better condition to answer it. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 403-404

Document type: Original

Directions upon certain matters of Revenue and Finance.


Includes 1

Essex to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 403-404

Document type: Copy

Such of the Partners [in the late Lease of Revenues in Ireland] of the Lord Ranelagh, as are now in this Kingdom, have been called before the Lord Lieutenant, & examined as to the grounds of the late claim to certain defalcations of the rent reserved. The result is now reported to his Majesty.


Includes 2

Danby to the King

Date: November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 403-404

Document type: Copy

Certifies to his Majesty the opinion of the writer (as Lord Treasurer) upon the claim of Lord Ranelagh above-recited.


Ormond to [a Peer - probably Earl of Orrery; not herein named]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 316-317

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has seen in many of his Lordship's letters to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, remarks & advertisements, relating to the government here, for which thanks are to be returned. ...

... Desires that his Lordship would reduce the result of his thoughts, as to the calling of a Parliament in Ireland, into method and writing. ...

... Adds various particulars of, and observations upon, matters of revenue and finance. ...

Notices the marriage of the Prince & Princess of Orange.


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: [14 November] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 142-143

Deaths of the Earl of Leicester & (9 of November) of [Sheldon] Archbishop of Canterbury, upon which latter a "scandalous epitaph" was found, on the following day, upon a pillar in Covent Garden Piazza. Diplomatic Conference in London about an alleged Secret Treaty between France & England on the one part, and the United Netherlands on the other part. Proceedings before the King, in Council, in the case of Sir R. Howard.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 23-24

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Sir William's letter of 6th inst. ... States, in reference to Sir William Temple's succession to his father in the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland, the reasons which make it advisable that no new reversion of that office should be granted. ...

Adds some particulars concerning the Northern Expedition - more particularly as to Field Officers.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty, directing the grant, in due form, to Sir William Temple, of the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland, in succession, as reversioner, to his father, Sir John Temple, deceased

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 23-24


A Series of Extracts from Foreign Advices, received at Whitehall, and forwarded to the Duke of Ormond in Ireland

Date: 11-16, 19-27, 24-30 November, 17-22, 28 December 1677, 3-4 January 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 328-339


Minute, by the Earl of Essex? Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the appropriation of certain portions of the advance-moneys upon the Revenue of that Kingdom, payable, under provisos of their contract, by the Farmers thereof

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 20 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 406-407

Document type: Copy


A News-Letter, narrating the departure of the Prince & Princess of Orange; with summaries of Advices from various parts of the Continent

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 326


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 131

Document type: Holograph

... Upon hearing Mr Rider's arguments & objections, in the Treasury Chamber ... and after long debate, it was resolved to recall the present Commission, and to grant two new Commissions, the one, to such five [persons] as the Farmers should desire, to execute the judicial part of the Excise; the other, to seven ... to execute the powers given by the Customs Acts. But, as to collecting & disposing of the Revenue, it was thought the Grant whereby they are Farmers, was sufficient. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 458

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Robert's letter of 10th inst, & had said so sooner, but for the solemnization of the wedding ... [of William of Orange & Princess Mary] ... for the dancing & collation lasted until two in the morning. ...

Of the Revenue here there is no very pleasing prospect ... Lord Ranelagh's accounts are ... so involved with those of the old Farmers, and are likely to be more so, by the new Farmers' bargain with Sir James Hayes, for eight shares of the eleven of the undertaking. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 21 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 25

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Continues his account of the progress of the inquiry into the accounts of the late Undertakers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland.


Encloses:

Report, by the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Revenue Accounts of Ireland, of what hath passed between them and the Agents of the late Undertakers

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 25


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 22 November 1677

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

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Thanks him for recommending Colonel Fenwick, who has served well. Wishes he would recommend two others, colonels, of like quality; those who now command two English regiments in the States' service, being fitter to smoke pipes and drink ale.


Breviate of His Majesty's Letter to the Duke of Ormond, of date in margin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 666

[The original letter occurs on ff. 682-683.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 682-683

Document type: Original

A Commission lately given to Sir James Shaen, and others, empowering them to collect, manage & govern his Majesty's Revenue of his kingdom of Ireland, is to be superseded; and such other Commissions are to be issued to William Rider, esquire, and others, present Farmers of that Revenue, as shall be agreeable to and consist with His Majesty's Letters Patent of April 8, 1676, granted in their behalf.


Observations on his Majesty's Letter, of 23 November 1677 [calendared immediately above. By Sir James Shaen?]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 671-677

Document type: Original


The Case truly stated, between the major part of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, & Mr Ryder, concerning the present Commission for management of the said Farm

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 668-669

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 27

Document type: Copy

Certifies, on occasion of the conclusion of a treaty of marriage between Lord Longford and the writer's daughter-in-law, Lady Gowran, the great zeal and constancy with which his Lordship served the King, from before his Majesty's Restoration; recommends him for an increase of dignity in the peerage of Ireland.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 28-32

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Resumes his report concerning the military expedition to the North of Ireland, under Lord Granard's command. ... Notices certain recommendations, on that subject made to the King by the Earl of Essex. ...

Thinks it desirable that the writer may have liberty, if he think it needful, to go with them or soon after them.

... Adds: "it may be proper, upon this occasion, to tell you that I think I find a great change in the countenances of the common soldiers from what they were, when I left them about ten years since. Very many of them are greybearded, look withered, & feeble. I fear, by the way, I should look so to them, if I were no oftener trimmed, or better clothed, than they are." ... Has called for certain accounts as to unserviceable men, and will make hereafter some propositions concerning them. ...


Considerations concerning a Parliament in Ireland

Date: 27 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 374-383

Document type: Original; endorsed and dated by Ormond

[Addressed, anonymously, to the Duke of Ormond.]


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 28 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 144-145

The Prince and Princess of Orange, after putting to sea, were forced by contrary winds to return, & went from Sheerness to Canterbury whither "a waggon-load of provisions" was sent by the King; but the wind changing it came too late; their Highnesses having again embarked. Fatal occurrences in a duel in which the Earl of Pembroke was a party. Entry of the French Ambassador Barillon into London.

[With a postscript on political affairs, in the hand of Sir J. Williamson.]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 32-34

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "By the sending of English troops to the Scotch borders, I conclude it was believed at least possible there might be need of sending the party in the North into Scotland, and therefore I hope I shall be excused if I fit them for the voyage and service the best I can - which yet will not be so well as it should be, by reason of the want of all things relating to war, especially of carriages for ammunition and victuals." ...

Notices the very great number of horses that have been sent from Ireland into Scotland. More than 4,000 have been entered in the Customs' books. ... The number is at least double, this last year, than in any year before.


Memorandum, by John Keating, upon the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue undertaken by Richard, Lord Ranelagh, & his Partners, in Ireland; and also upon some subsequent transactions, concerning the Revenue aforesaid

Date: 30 November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 680-681

Document type: Copy; the original was sent by the Duke to Mr Secretary Coventry, on the 9th December following

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: November 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 458

Document type: Copy

... Much of the writer's time, & too much of the King's money, is employed in preparations to suppress the Scottish disorders, by a party from hence, in case such assistance shall be called for by the Council of that Kingdom. ...


Address of the House of Commons to the King

Date: [November] 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 309

Document type: Copy

Congratulate his Majesty on the conclusion of the Marriage between the Lady Mary [of York] and the Prince of Orange, being a Protestant Prince professing the same Religion with us.


Advices from Whitehall. [Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 274

Document type: Original

Describe the embarkation, return, and re-embarkation of the Prince & Princess of Orange, for Holland.

Adds that Lord Purbeck has been imprisoned for bringing a challenge from an officer named De Vallée to "Mr Benting [Bentinck]" [aftewards Earl of Portland], Chamberlain to the Prince, when in the King's presence.


Foedus inter Magnae Britanniae Regem et Ordines Generales foederati Belgii initum

Date: 3 December 1677-10 January 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 704-707

Document type: Copy


Note of Proceedings in the House of Lords, 3 December 1677

Date: 3 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 63


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4-5 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 34-36

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further particulars concerning the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland, and more especially concerning directions given to the Deputy Vice-Treasurer for the calling-in of moneys due from the Farmers ... in order "to prevent his Majesty's loss, if the Farm should be cast upon a sudden". ...


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 5 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 146-147

Return of the Earl of Feversham from his Embassy to France. Messages to Parliament consequent upon his Report. Particulars of new projectiles, invented for the Navy. Court news. Duel between Lord Ossory & Captain Berkeley; for which the Earl, a Privy Councillor, was sharply rebuked by the King.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8-9 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 36-39

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Continues his account of the Revenue affairs of Ireland. ... Reports the departure of Lord Granard for the Northern Expedition. Has seen a letter to his Lordship, from the Duke of Lauderdale, expressing satisfaction at so good a party being near him, though he does not think that the Nonconformists dare rise in arms. ... Acknowledges the receipt [late on the 8th inst] of a letter from the Secretary and of another from Mr Thynne with Minutes concerning the debt of Lord Ranelagh and his partners. Adds: "No letter is yet come pursuant to those Minutes." ...


Encloses:

Abstract, by the Attorney General of Ireland, of a bargain made by Sir James Hayes for the transfer of certain shares in the Farm of the Revenue to Sir James Shaen, and others

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 36-39


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 12 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 148-149

Spread of rumours as to War between England and France; but the present armaments are for an attack upon Algiers; and the Lord Ambassador Montagu has just set out for Paris; therefore "the wiser sort have no such apprehension". Measures for repression of duelling. Reported death of the Duke of Norfolk [Thomas, 7th, X, Duke] at Padua.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 458

Document type: Copy

... The good Bishop of Ossory is, as his friends fear, past recovery. Indeed, the writer, ever since his landing, thought him so. ... Of the Lord Chancellor [Boyle] the writer has always spoken with reverence & esteem; believing him to be a man of honour, as well as of learning, piety & prudence. He fears the Chancellor "has too much of the latter to affect a promotion that will be attended with so much envy, if he should have it, since his barely being named for it has brought upon him undeserved detraction".


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 18 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 150-151

Impressions of the Court as to the instructions given to the Ambassador Montagu to urge, strongly, upon the King of France the putting "a stop to his further proceedings in Flanders"; his possession of that country being wholly inconsistent with the welfare of England. Recall of Letters of Marque & reprisal which had issued against Spain.

[Sir J. Williamson adds a PS. about a quarrel between Lords Peterborough & Deyncourt; & other Court items.]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 38-41

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Mr Thynne's letter of 4th inst, and both of the Secretary's letters of 8th inst. ... There seems to be no probability that the assistance of the party from hence will be so suddenly called for, but that there will be time to provide shipping - considering the preparations made by the Council [in Scotland].

Adds some particulars concerning the Revenue of Ireland.


Enclosure 1

Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Lauderdale to the Earl of Granard

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 38-41


Enclosure 2

Copy of the Instructions given by the Duke of Lauderdale to an Envoy sent into Ireland

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 38-41


Enclosure 3

Copy of a 'Letter of Intelligence', sent by the Earl of Granard to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 38-41


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of what passed in Council at the Treasury Chambers, at a meeting [December 21] summoned by the King, upon occasion of "some information Mr Rider [one of the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland] had given of his Partners' designing to break". ...

"It was resolved not to give any speedy credit to the fears or allegations of Mr Rider, but to send to his Grace an account of them." ...

PS: "Though the Farmers' design to claim £80,000 appeared very knavish & ridiculous, yet the King took so far notice of it as to command Mr Attorney General to examine their Grant" ... who reported that ... "the pretence ... had no reasonable or just ground". ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 459

Document type: Copy

An enclosed copy of a Report on the Revenue Accounts of Lord Ranelagh and his partners ... may serve to shew ... why the writer [Duke of Ormond] thinks it not reasonable "they should have fresh authority to collect what is or ... may be pretended to be in arrears in the Kingdom, lest it should fall out that they should leave a considerable debt on the King, and go away with the fund that should pay it".


[An Abstract of] the Proceeds of Inland-Excise & Licences by the Collectors' Accounts, for three quarters of a year ended 25 December 1677

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 639v-640

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane


An Abstract of the Cash and Arrears remaining due, on the accounts of the following Collectors [of Quit-Rents, &c., due to the Crown, in Ireland] on 25 December 1677, according to their accounts returned thereof

Date: 25 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 637

Document type: Original

(Delivered by Sir James Shaen to a Committee of the Privy Council of Ireland 4 March 1678.)


Sir James Shaen's Estimate of the Revenue [of Ireland] for the succeeding years of the Farm, after Christmas 1677

Date: 25 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 657

Document type: Holograph

Sir James Shaen's Estimate of the Revenue [of Ireland] for the succeeding years of the Farm, after Christmas 1677 [under the several heads of (1) Customs; (2) Inland Excise & Licences; (3) Quit-Rents; (4) Hearths; (5) Wine &c. Licences; (6) Casual Revenue].


A Writer unnamed to William Wharton

Date: 26 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 152-153

Details of the English negotiations at the Court of Versailles. State of the Dependency of Tangier; and of the Trade of the Hudson's Bay Company. Intention of the King that Revenue of the See of Canterbury, during the interim, should be applied to rebuilding of St Paul's Church.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 42-44

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Explanations concerning charges for demurrage of shipping, attendant on the Northern Expedition, and concerning other expenses relating thereto.


Ranelagh to Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 29 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 434

Document type: Copy

Neither knew nor had heard of Hayes' bargain with Shaen until it was done. ... The writer absolutely dislikes it, "and will never consent that any of the funds of the undertaking shall be divided to particular uses, whilst there is a covenant unperformed or a penny of money due from us". ... Against one effect of the bargain, he adds, "I will solemnly & openly protest. ... I mean our giving in an account without making ourselves debtors for any part of the £80,000 due from us. ... This proceeding certainly can be called nothing but a design to cheat, and to strengthen, as much as we can, a pretence which ... Sir James Shaen intends to bring upon the King for that money, [and] which I absolutely detest and abhor." ...

... Sir John Champante " ... by his great kindness for us & our undertaking, hath lent and is at stake for more than £30,000, yet he doth not know when he shall be paid, nor by whom, nor in what manner". ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 44-46

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Lord Granard has taken occasion during his stay in the North of Ireland, to examine Captain Rutherford, the person mentioned in an information from a Scotch Nonconformist Minister [Mr Taylor] which was communicated to the Secretary in September last. Rutherford denies that he held any such discourse as is therein alleged. ...

Communicates various other details concerning the proceedings of Nonconformists.


Enclosure 1

A Statement by Captain Rutherford, in answer to certain charges of disloyalty brought against him

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 44-46


Enclosure 2

Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Granard to the Earl of Arran

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 44-46


Enclosure 3

Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Mansel to the Earl of Arran

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 44-46


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 29 December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 133-134

Document type: Holograph

States, at great length, the view taken by the writer of "the late agreement made between Sir James Shaen and Sir James Hayes" ... [relating to the Revenue Contracts in Ireland].


A League between the King of Great Britain and the States General of the United Provinces

Written from: The Hague

Date: 31 December 1677-10 January 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 234-235

Document type: Translation


Objections by [Robert Hickin] ... Deputy-Auditor of the Foreign Accounts, to the account of Sir Nicholas Armourer ... (May 1, 1671, to May, 1674); for the profits of the Land set out for the maintenance of the Fort of Duncannon

Date: [December 1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 408

Document type: Original


Lieutenant-Colonel Monro's Account of several misdemeanours of the Townsfolk of Youghal, towards the Soldiers there [in Garrison]

Date: [December? 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 410

Document type: Original


An Account of aged and unserviceable men, in [the Horse-Troops of] his Majesty's Army in Ireland; taken at December Muster, 1677

Date: December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 629

Document type: Original


A like Account, for the Foot Companies of the Army aforesaid

Date: December 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 631-632

Document type: Original


Note respecting an Edition of the Missel Romain (in Latin and French) printed in 1677

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 2, fol(s). 471


Miscellaneous and fragmentary Notices of Proceedings in Parliament; chiefly of the year 1677

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 69-71

Document type: Partly in the hand of Lord Wharton


Historical and Genealogical Collections ... [concerning] the family of Hastings, Earl of Huntingdon

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 177

Document type: Note; a brief abstract only

Extracted from original deeds, charters ... and other authentic evidences ... by Sir W[illiam] D[ugdale], etc. A.D. 1677.


A Speech spoken in the House of Lords upon the opening of the session of 1676, maintaining that the Parliament was dissolved by the preceding Prorogation for fifteen months. Supposed to be spoken by the Duke of Buckingham.

Date: 1676/77

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 785-787v

Document type: In the hand of Lord Wharton


The humble Petition of Philip, Lord Wharton, Baron of Wharton, to the King's most excellent Majesty [praying the "liberty of his house" for health & for business, during a time to be limited by His Majesty's pleasure]

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 799

Document type: Minute; in the hand of Lord Wharton's Secretary with corrections in his own hand


A List of all the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, and Barons of the Cinque Ports, that at present serve in the Parliament of England

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 489-491

Document type: (Entirely in Carte's hand)


An Historical Narrative of the principal Universities and chiefest places of Learning in Ireland, from the first planting of Religion there, until this time

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 268-271

Document type: Breviate


The Lord Hyde's Speech to the King of Poland

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 300

Document type: Apparently, in the hand of Thomas Wharton


Biographical and Political Notes, on Members of the House of Commons of England; A.D. 1677

Date: 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 261, fol(s). 23-26, 48-51

Document type: [Misbound]

[Compiled by Thomas Carte. (From a contemporary tract, entitled A Seasonable Argument to persuade ... Grand Juries, &c.)]


A State of Lord Ranelagh and Partners' Accounts [as Farmers of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 558

Document type: Original


A Schedule of Allowances of several Quit-Rents and Arrears discharged, and other payments made; which were not within their Contract [as above]

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 559

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the Farm-Rent [in Ireland for Twenty-two months from [1] April, 1676, to 31 January 1678, by Sir Cecil Wyche?]

Date: [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 573

Document type: Original; endorsed, by Lane: "I suppose this is Sir Cecil Wyche's Estimate"


Observations upon the "Estimate of the Farm-Rent", calendared above

Date: [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 574

Document type: Original


Abstracts and Breviates of Accounts, rendered by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. With observations thereupon.

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 592

Document type: Original


The several tasks and allowances of every particular Undertaker, in the Coining of his Majesty's Moneys of Gold and Silver, by way of the Mill and Press; etc.

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 617

Document type: Original


The State of the Duke of Ormond's Case, in relation to certain provisos of the Acts of Settlement & Explanation, for Ireland, and to the Grant of Quit-Rents in that Kingdom; and Arrears thereunder

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 842-846

Document type: Copy


Abstract of Payments and of Balances unpaid to the Duke of Ormond, out of the Crown Quit-Rents in Ireland; according to the Report of Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 828

Document type: Original


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland] ... [concerning the due execution of certain clauses & Provisions of his Majesty's Grant, bearing date 8 April 1676, of his Revenue of Ireland, to Sir James Shaen & others, in farm]

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 656

Document type: Draught


Some Observations on Sir James Shaen and Partners' demise of his Majesty's revenue in Ireland, bearing date 8 April, 1676

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 660-663

Document type: Original


Observations concerning the new Farm [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; as above-described]

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 664-665

Document type: Original


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant-General of Ireland

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 651

Document type: Copy

[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant-General of Ireland [for the production, before Sir Charles Meredith, and Sir James Cuffe, two of his Majesty's Commissioners for inspecting the Revenue Accounts of Ireland, of the books of rates, duties, & receipts appointed to be duly kept by Sir James Shaen & others, Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, according to their Covenants].


[Observations] about the £4,000, payable for the Customs [Duties] of Londonderry

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 38-39

Document type: Holograph

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


An Account of the Government of New England

Date: [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 617

Document type: Original

By Edward Randolph, [Apparently, addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]


Reasons why Colonel [Richard] Lawrence should have the Clothing of the Army [of Ireland] with woollen before others

Date: [circa 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 303


Propositions humbly tendered to Your Grace [James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for better accommodating the Army [of that Kingdom] with woollen cloth ... than in the actual way of Contract

Date: Undated [circa 1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 317

Document type: Unsigned


Petition of Richard Lawrence to James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 323

Document type: Original

Recites petitioner's labours for the establishment of a [woollen] manufacture at Chapel-Izod near Dublin; the public advantages thence derived; and the losses sustained by petitioner through nonperformance of certain contracts made with him.

Prays that he may have a grant for army-clothing.


Reasons of the Clauses &c., mentioned in your Lordship's 'Considerations touching the intended Bill for the Settling of Estates' [in Ireland]

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 370-371

Document type: Without signature, address, or date


Answers to 'Observations upon the [new] Bill for the Settlement of Ireland'

Date: Undated [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 372-373

Document type: Carte has affixed the date "1677" hereto. The paper itself is without address, signature, or date; but is endorsed with the title cited.


[An Abstract of] "Sums gained by the Lord Ranelagh and Partners [as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] beyond their Proposals" &c.

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 382


Observations upon the Undertaking of the Lord Ranelagh and Partners

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 383-388

Document type: Endorsed by Lane


Questions to be put to the Lord Ranelagh [concerning the Revenue Accounts of Ireland, in relation to Lord Ranelagh's contract]

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 105

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Memorandum, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning the Revenue Accounts of Lord Ranelagh and his partners

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph


A Computation of the Pay of ten troops of Horse, and of sixteen companies of Foot, in the Army of Ireland, for a year

Date: [1677?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 119

Document type: Original


A Clause in the Farmers' Grant about Arms, &c., Customs free [in Ireland]

Date: [1677]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 44


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