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Carte Calendar Volume 57, 1681

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 57

Extent: 453 pages



The Examinations [upon charges against James Geoghegan, in relation to the alleged Popish Plot in Ireland] of Benjamin Barrington, William Barker, [and others] ... Taken by an order of the Lord Lieutenant & Council, dated 26 Dec. 1680

Date: 1 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 250-251

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 122-123

Document type: Copy [Original at Kilkenny]

Notices an article of accusation that he, the Duke, "has been seen to receive the Sacrament in the Romish way", at his sister Clancarty's. Few indeed that know him will give credit to so incredible a forgery, yet if it get into a Narrative, thousands will swallow it as truth".

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran;- MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 122-123

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 122-123

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 194

Document type: Holograph

Another article of accusation has been prepared, and will be sworn to:- "The Duke" has been "seen to receive the sacrament, in the Romish way, at his sister Clancarty's". Few, of any brains, that know him or have even a superficial acquaintance with his life, will give credit to a forgery so incredible; but if it get into A Narrative, thousands will swallow it as truth; and against this there is no fence. If "Mr Oates' deposition" will be examined, it will be seen that the Conspirators intended to kill the Duke, who, if a Papist, might certainly be of some use to them. ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [1]/11 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 54v

Document type: Copy

Thinks it not a little severe that he must be forced to continue here, to the ruin of his private affairs at home, which he would willingly sacrifice to H. M's service, if he saw that his continuance was of any use. He would have declined this Commission, had he not received assurances of speedy return.


Lord Middleton to Lord Bodmin

Written from: Lintz

Date: [1]/11 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 55v

Document type: Copy

Communicates particulars of the measures of defence adopted by the Emperor; and the appointment of an Envoy to the Council of Denmark.


Fitzgerald to Ormond

Date: [1 January?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 523

Document type: Copy

The same packet that brought to the writer the Duke's commands, also brought him a letter from Mr Barry, with the Order of Council concerning MacGeoghegan, and those of the writer's troopers "who attended him (McGeoghegan) in his progress".

The enclosed paper [not now appended hereto] is the substance of an unanimous declaration of the soldiers, as to the grounds and reasons of their proceedings ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 255

Document type: Holograph

... The sending of difficulties of what went hence to my Lord Sunderland in confirmation of David Fitzgerald's discovery was omitted. It shall now be supplied ... Is obliged to my Lord Burlington for the advice he gives in a letter to my Lord Primate,- though the matter of fact be mistaken. For Lord Brittas was not bailed by the writer, but by the Judges. If he appear at the assizes, he saves his bail; though by evading till then, he makes his guilt more probable. Against O'Sullivan More there is as yet no witness ...


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3/[13] January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 56

Document type: Copy

There is certainly of a truce at Tangier. His Majesty's Government press all that can be, at Madrid & at Berlin, to have his mediation [accepted] in the difference about the reprisals at Ostend


The Examination [concerning some circumstances of an alleged political company, occurring in the county of Westmeath] of James Geoghegan, taken before the ... Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench [of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 234

Document type: Copy


Minute of the Examination before the Privy Council at Dublin of Murtagh O'Dowry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 242

Document type: Copy [seven signatures]


An Abstract of Sir Charles Houghton's Bill [in relation to settlements upon his marriage with Mary Clotworthy, daughter of John, Lord Viscount Massareene

Date: 4 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 619


Resolution moved in the House of Lords affirming the existence of a treasonable plot "contrived and carried on by those of the Popish Religion, in Ireland, for massacring the English"

Date: 4 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 655

Document type: In Wharton's hand


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 84-85

Document type: Holograph

Notices various particulars of recent examinations concerning alleged Popish Plots; more especially in relation to Ireland. Suggests some communication by Lord Arran to the King upon recent grants of commissions in the Irish Army ...


[Passport] by the Lord Lieutenant of ... Ireland [James, Duke of Ormond for Con Magennis, and Art Murphy]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 252

Document type: Copy


[Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for the apprehension of Bryan Maguirke, and others. Addressed to Con Magennis

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 258

Document type: Copy


Letters of Safe-Conduct and protection, by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for the titular Bishop of Clogher

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 259

Document type: Copy


Report of the Barons of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland upon the accounts of the outstanding Rents due to the King by the Farmers of his Revenue in that Kingdom

Written from: Exchequer Chamber [Dublin]

Date: 5 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 72-73

Document type: Original


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 124-125

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 January 1681 No. I

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 196

Document type: Holograph

"Mr Geoghegan's 'History' is brought so far that we have thought it time to transmit it to my Lord Sunderland; and we hope his villanies will appear to be such as will justify his sending to Newgate". Murphy, who came by an order of the House of Lords, without addressing himself to the Government, complained of the want of money, and was furnished, by advice of Council, with £50 ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 January 1681 No. II

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 198

Document type: Holograph

Since the Duke wrote to the Lord Chamberlain [Arlington], with an intimation of his wish that any further prosecution of the overture for a marriage of the Earl of Ossory "with Mr Bennet's daughter" should be laid aside, Mrs Brabazon has conversed with the Duchess of Ormond, about another overture, or continuation, made by the Duchess of Albermarle [Lady Elizabeth Cavendish] that "an address in behalf of Lord Ossory for a younger sister of his would not be displeasing". The Duke knows not the lady; but is abundantly satisfied of the advantage of such an alliance, in reference to the known and "constant loyalty of the family" ...


Names of the Lords who protested upon the previous question about committing the Lord Chief Justice Scroggs

Date: 7 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 656-657

Document type: Two Copies


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Sunderland

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 8 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 236

Document type: Copy. [Fourteen signatures].

Various persons, who, under colour of an Order of the House of Lords of 26 Oct 1680, have by one Owen Murphy been brought to Dublin, on their way to give evidence about the plot [See the list of names appended to Hetherington's letter], have petitioned the Council for their discharge declaring that they have no such evidence to give ...

Others are now gone with Murphy aforesaid, to whom the Council have advanced £50, for his charges. ...


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Sunderland

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 8 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 238-239

Document type: Copy [fourteen signatures]

Report further particulars concerning ... "the horrible Popish Plot, and the conspirators therein in this Kingdom", ... and, more particularly, concerning the proceedings of James Geoghegan. ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [8]/18 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy

Commissions for raising Imperialist troops have issued. Difficulties have arisen, out of the grant of confiscated estates to the Jesuits, in settling the Treaty with the Hungarians.


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 126-127

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 January 1681 No. I

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 200

Document type: Holograph

That which is material in the papers sent by Lord Arran, for the Duke's inspection, is utterly false; whilst "all that is true is wholly impertinent". The Duke adds:- "If the Speech we have here in print [Perhaps, the broadside entitled A Speech lately made by a noble Peer of the Realm [by which is meant Shaftesbury]. It commonly occurs with the dtae "1681", but was probably first printed in 1680] was really spoken in the Lords' House, as it is printed, and shall pass without any reprehension, ... I know not why any subject should wonder at any thing said of him, or to him". ..


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 January 1681 No. II

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 202

Document type: Holograph

Sir Joseph Williamson likes this country so well, and has so much interest in it by his Lady [Lady Catherine O'Brien, formerly Stuart, sister of Charles, Duke of Richmond; widow of Henry, Lord Ibrackan, eldest son of Henry, 7th Earl of Thomond], that he resolves to stay here for some time. The Duke does not know how he stands in the King's opinion, but he deems him zealous for the King's service, and thinks that it would be well to make him a Privy Councillor in Ireland. ...


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10/[20] January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 56v

Document type: Copy

Mentions the prorogation of Parliament "in hope to allay the heats in the House of Commons".

Replying to an observation of Lord Middleton that the Ministers at Lintz seemed to know the King's intentions better than he, Middleton, did, the writer says, "In truth, your Lordship knows fully as much of them as I do". ..


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 86

Document type: Holograph

An attack of illness prevented the writer from attending on the Duke of Ormond to Chapel-Izod, and so deprived him of an opportunity of speaking about an allowance for certain charges incurred by Lord Arran.

Communicates new "Informations" about the Irish Popish Plot, some of which if the pretensions can be borne out upon due examination seem likely to afford "the clearest proof we yet have had of the Plot in this Kingdom". ...


A News-Letter: addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 232-233

Document type: News-Letter

Proceedings in relation to the prorogation of Parliament; and for addressing the King, in order to its sitting, are narrated in detail.

Mention is added of the charges for news-letters, by which it appears that the usual annual fee, when letters were sent into Ireland, post-paid, was ten guineas. ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [15]/25 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 55v-56

Document type: Copy

Communicates further difficulties that have arisen in the course of treaty between the Emperor and the Hungarians. Will not press for his recall until His Majesty shall think fit to appoint some one to succeed him; but desires information as this Court is about to go to Vienna.


An Order, by the King in Council for continuing upon the Establishment of Ireland the salaries of Sir Charles Meredith, of Francis Groyn, esquire, & George Wild, esquire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 310

Document type: Original

An Order, by the King in Council, for continuing upon the Establishment of Ireland the salaries of Sir Charles Meredith, of Francis Groyn, esquire, & George Wild, esquire, Commissioners of the Treasury in Ireland, and for due payment of those respective salaries, from time to time, any directions to the contrary notwithstanding.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17/[27] January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 57

Document type: Copy

"We are in an agony; and it is not known, unless it be to very few, whether the Parliament shall sit; or else be further prorogued, or dissolved. ... Neither can be done, without a prospect of danger. ... In this condition it would be vain to solicit Count Thun to treat with us. ...


By the King: a Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the speedy calling of a new one

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 421

Document type: In print (Dublin, reprinted by B. Tooke & J. Crooke, n.d.)


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 128-129

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 204-205

Document type: Holograph

It is manifest that most of our new discoveries give more discredit than confirmation to the plot. At present, the Duke dares not to say so [publicly]. It is well that he is not be charged with plotter or papist. That he has popish relations is no more his fault, than it was that of the first Reformers to have such.


Walsh to Ormond

Date: 18 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 8-9

Document type: Holograph

Gives some particulars of his lands and leases in the County of Waterford and elsewhere. Adds allegations of knavery against several persons (alleged to have overreached the writer in their dealings). ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 234

Document type: News-Letter

The present Parliament is about to be dissolved; and writs for calling a new one, at Oxford, are to be issued. The meeting is to on March 21st. ...


Lord Bodmin to Lord Middleton

Written from: Copenhagen

Date: [19]/29 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 60

Document type: Copy

Communicates particulars of recent negotiations and incidents which, to the writer's mind, look "as if the contrary humours of Sweden & Denmark are now to agree with one another by fixing both in the interest of a third" [namely France].

Adds: It is said that the business "of Count Berka will be to prevent this Count [from] following the example of Brandeburgh, in reprisals against Spain" ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [21 January]/1 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 56

Document type: Copy

The Emperor is about to proceed to a Monastery in Bavaria about 20 leagues distant from Lintz where he is to meet the Elector of Bavaria; and "it is hoped that some certain measures will be taken for the security of the Empire". ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 236

Document type: News-Letter

Mr Treby, having attended the King at Whitehall with an account of the proceedings at the Old Baily Sessions was knighted, and received an assurance from the King that the measures to be proposed to the Parliament, soon to meet at Oxford, were such as would give satisfaction to all good subjects.

The Elector Palatinate has been installed a Knight of the Garter; the Earl of Craven acting as His Highness' proxy ...


King Charles II to the Duke of Newbury

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January/[3 February] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 60

Document type: Copy

A letter of compliment, and of assurances of friendship.

French.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January/[3 February] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy

The foreign ministers here have pressed upon the King to give them a "Declaration"... "that the new Parliament shall sit upon the day appointed, viz. March 21" [O.S.] Count de Thou told the Writer "last night, that H. M. had given him this assurance". Adds "I am sorry to see H. M's allies shew a distrust of him". ...


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 130-131

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 190-191

Document type: Holograph

Sends a letter which is to be delivered into the King's hands, as early as is possible. The seals should be keenly looked at. In December, a packet of the Duke's was opened and a ring worth £50 was taken out, for which he has to pay.

Unless Lord Arran stays for the Parliament, whatever Lord Shaftesbury shall say, upon the falsest information touching affairs of Ireland, will pass for current truth; and hasty resolves may be made upon it. The Duke thinks Lord Arran should take his wife with him to Oxford. "There is time enough to think", he adds, "of the match for James [the young Lord Ossory, afterwards second Duke of Ormond]". Private notice should be sent hither if the King inclines to give longer furloughs in England to officers [of the army in Ireland], than those assigned by the Lord Lieutenant; or discipline will be prejudiced. ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 238

Document type: News-Letter

The Earl of Sunderland has, by the King's command, given up the seals. His Lordship's name; that of the Earl of Essex; and that of Sir W. Temple, have been struck out of the Council Book.

The Earl of Shaftesbury, and others, have petitioned the King to convoke the Parliament at Westminster; alleging that its sitting at Oxford had many inconveniences. His Majesty replied that he was of another mind ...


Henry Sydney to Lord Middleton

Written from: The Hague

Date: [25 January]/4 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy

Sends a packet of advices, which will plentifully supply his Lordship with occurrences. Adds: "The great resolution ... lately taken is likely to produce still greater matters".


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 January/[7 February] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 59v

Document type: Copy

"The calling of a new Parliament at Oxford is a great mortification to the Party". We hope that the Foreign Ministers, when they shall have duly considered of it will not be so unedified, ... as they seemed at first to be". ...


Walsh to Ormond

Date: 28 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 10

Document type: Holograph

Has thought it not beyond his duty to give Mr Gascoigne "an inkling of the correspondence of my Lord of Clare with Shrewsbury and Salisbury". Adds: "I did give as much to His Majesty, in writing. ... His answer and conception His Majesty keepeth to himself". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 206

Document type: Holograph

Colonel Hungerford goes to England, in the hope of obtaining, from the King, commands for making his commission and the commissions of his subalterns in the troop of guards to correspond, in point of rank and privilege, with those of officers of the guards in England ...


The States of the Empire in Diet at Ratisbon to K. Lewis XIV

Written from: [Ratisbon]

Date: [28 January]/7 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 57-58v

Document type: Copy

Recite the tenor of the King's reply to the Remonstrances of the Diet against acts of violence and outrage committed by the French in Germany. Review, in detail, the course of negotiation, and the provisions of treaties, from the Peace of Westphalia to the Treaty of Nimeguen. Shew that the acts complained of are breaches of express stipulations and engagements; and appeal to the King's justice and magnanimity for redress. ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 240

Document type: News-Letter

Sir Richard Peyton has been committed to the Tower for demanding from Mr William late Speaker of the House of Commons, satisfaction, for words spoken from the Chair of the House.

In an allusion to the delay in filling up the vacant Secretaryship of State, it is mentioned that the Earl of Sunderland, on his appointment, gave £6,000 to his predecessor in that office, Sir Jos. Williamson.


Sir Philip Lloyd to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 532

Document type: Holograph

Four of the witnesses sent from Ireland have been examined, in due course, and, in the writer's opinion, nothing very material appears in their examinations. Their statements are upon hearsays of ten, twelve, & fifteen years ago.

The King has ordered the names of Lords Sunderland and Essex, and that of Sir William Temple to be struck out of the Council Book. ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [29 January]/8 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 56v

Document type: Copy

Has discoursed, at large, with Count Königsegg on the proceedings of Parliament & on the Prorogation; putting it to him,- after a full narration,- what,- were he, Königsegg, of His Majesty's Council,- he would advise. He confessed nothing remained, but to prorogue; but was afraid that "His Majesty would be necessitated to close with France", in spite of his good intentions towards the Empire. ...


Sir L. Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 January/[10 February] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 60v

Document type: Copy

Notifies the King's intention soon to recall Lord Middleton from the Imperial Court. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 208

Document type: Holograph

Expresses the hope that the expected orders from the Council in England, to proceed with all due severity against Geoghegan, have been but delayed, not stopped. Notices some points of military administration.

Has communicated with Lord Sunderland about an affair, not of the Archbishop, but of the Archbishopric of Dublin. It is the Duke's wish that, if the occasion should offer, Lord Arran will interest himself in the settlement of the matter. ..


[Memorial of Owen Murphy to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]

Date: [January? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 253

Document type: Copy

Prays that a safe-conduct for the the coming-in of the titular Bishop of Clogher may be given to Con Magennis, ... "in order to some discovery of the Plot".


Notes concerning the Military Establishment of Ireland, in the year 1681. By the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Date: [January? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph


[Minute] concerning the reinforcement of your Majesty's Army in Ireland [Addressed to the King By the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant]

Date: [January? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 262

Document type: Holograph. Unfinished


Massareene to Ormond

Written from: Antrim,

Date: 2 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy

Has had information that many Romanists have lately "crept into the Army of Ireland"; some of whom are subjects recalled from foreign service. Suggests means for withdrawal of such Romanists from the Army, by an Order of Council declaring them incapable of holding Commissions ...


Edward, Earl of Conway to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4/[14] February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 61

Document type: Copy. [Comp. fol. 60, verso.]

Notifies his appointment to the Secretaryship of the province "which was under the direction" of Mr Secretary Jenkins [who, according to his own letter of like date, is to "remove into that province that my Lord of Sunderland had had charge of"] ...


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Viscount Massareene

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 132-133

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press.


Ormond to Massareene

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 212

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for the information contained in his letter of 2nd inst; but finds that it would have been more useful had its source been disclosed, and, at least, some few particular instances of the fact given. Had Lord Massareene called for the production of these, by his own informant, and found them not forthcoming, doubtless he would have looked upon the representation as a calumny on the Army, & on the Government, of Ireland ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 244

Document type: News-Letter

At the Common-Hall held for election of the Members for the City of London, all the late members were returned. The Livery addressed the Lord Mayor for a vote of thanks, from the City, to the Lords who recently petitioned the King that the Parliament might meet at Westminster.

Mention is made of the proceedings of the Duke of York in Scotland.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [5]/15 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 57

Document type: Copy

There is a prevailing belief in this Court that the Duke of Monmouth cures the King's evil.- "You may easily guess what inference is made upon it. My Lord Stafford's speech has gained great credit here; so that it were in vain for me to say anything of it".


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 242

Document type: News-Letter

The seals of the Secretaryship of State have been delivered to Lord Viscount Conway, who, it is added, does not pay any money to his predecessor the Earl of Sunderland.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 342

Document type: Original

Recommends George Weld to be Captain of the first Foot Company that shall fall void in his Majesty's Army of Ireland.


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 134

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 214

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the correspondence with Massareene as to Papists in the Irish Army. The only tests are the taking of the prescribed Oaths & the attendance at Church. If Officers frequent the Church service, Lord Massareene might have been told, it is more that most of his own neighbours and of his family do. But recrimination is not a convincing argument, and a better one was at hand. ...


Commission by the King to John, Earl of Radnor, and others for the swearing in [in the absence of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward] of Members elected to sit in the Commons' House of Parliament, summoned to meet at Oxford

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 344

Document type: Duplicate-Original


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 246

Document type: News-Letter

Impressions obtain in Holland that the King of France will engage in no alliance against the Dutch, in order that he may the better carry out his designs upon Germany and upon Italy.

Mr Noel, son and heir of Lord Campden, is called to the House of Peers, as Lord [Noel of] Titchfield [in MS., as "Baron Titchfield"]


Lord Conway to Lord Middleton

Written from: London

Date: 8/[18] February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 61v

Document type: Copy

It is not the King's wish that his Lordship should put himself to the charge of a new equipage, or of furnishing a house in Vienna, but if, on the return of the Court, he should deem it to be for H. M's service to proceed thither, incognito, it may be well not to decline it.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 346

Document type: Original

The Scottish Regiment now serving in Ireland under command of the Earl of Dunbarton, is to have,- in regard of its antiquity,- precendency next after his Majesty's Royal Regiment of Guards.


Petition of Patrick Archer to Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: 11 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 181

Document type: Original

Recites particulars of proceedings in a suit in Chancery in which Petitioner is complainant, & the long delays interposed in its progress by his opponents ...

Prays an order to the Lord Chancellor not to admit of any further delay therein.


[Subjoined]

An Order by the Lord Chancellor of Ireland concerning the suit of Patrick Archer, & others, against Anthony Lord Bishop of Kildare & others

Date: 11 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 182

Document type: Certified Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 216-217

Document type: Holograph

Letters from Arran of the 25th and 29th January, and of the 1st February have arrived together; & with them a whole cargo of printed matter. The most important are the Petition of Sixteen Lords, and A Speech made upon occasion of the delivery of that Petition.

Notifies the course of official correspondence that will now be taken, with the respective Secretaries of State.

Describes the career and the political conduct, and the political and personal connextions, in France and Spain, of Lord Clare. Adding that it is marvellous to the writer "that there should be a Popish Plot, founded upon French assistance (as no man dares doubt but there was), and that Lord Clare should have had no hand in it". ...


[A News-Letter, to Lord Lanesborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 248-249

Document type: News-Letter

Sir Creswell Levinz is to be a Judge, in the room of Mr Justice Ellis, deceased.

The rumour of the killing of a Justice of peace in Herefordshire by Mr Bodman, a Papist, is untrue. An affray occurred between them, upon an attempted arrest (for recusancy), but no wounds were inflicted and the Justice died from a malignant fever.

Notices are added of a contested Election for the Governorship of the Turkey Company; and of the Parliamentary Election for Westminster.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 February 1681

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

Document type: Holograph

Has recommended Sir William Davies [then the King's Prime-Serjeant in Ireland] as successor to Sir Robert Booth [as Lord Chief Justice of the Kings Bench], deceased, out of his, the writer's, steadfast belief of Sir William's loyalty and merit ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [12]/22 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 59v

Document type: Copy

The Secretary's letters of 24 & 28 January brought to the writer "the greatest satisfaction imaginable, by disproving the reports that were positively asserted, even by the Ministers, that the last Parliament continued to assemble itself in the City; declaring that they would not be dissolved; and that tumults had driven his Majesty out of town". ...


K. Charles II to the Emperor Leopold

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13/[23] February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 60v

Congratulates the Emperor upon the happy birth of an Archduchess of Austria. ...

Latin.


R. Mason to Sir James Long

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 108

Document type: Breviate

Narrates the circumstances of the murder of Thomas Thyme of Longleat. Adds that, on their capture, the assassins "confessed the fact, as if it had been an exploit of bravery".


Commissioners of H. M's Treasury in England to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 15 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 351

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

Have called upon the Earl of Ranelagh to send in his statement as to "the double payment [to himself & others as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] of the sum of £12,295" ...

Are of the same opinion as his Grace the Lord Lieutenant that this sum will be found to be due to his Majesty; but find so much artifice used that, without further light, they know not where to fix the liability. ...

Desire certain Revenue-accounts, herein specified, to be furnished from Ireland, in order thereto. ...


A News-Letter, from Whitehall; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 254

Document type: News-Letter

The Burgesses of Chichester, and of some other Corporate Cities and towns, have followed the example set by the Livery of London, in their Common Hall, by voting addresses of thanks to "the petitioning Lords". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 224

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letters of Feb. 5th, 7th, 12th

In orderly times, Lord Clare and his sayings would be of small account. At this juncture, pernicious use may well be made of him & of his letters. The Duke notices the foolish spreading of "hot and incredible alarms out of Munster", even by men in the position of my Lord Burlington. At Cork, there are ample stores of ammunition and have been for more than a year.

The Duke has read Anglesey's remarks on Castlehaven's Memoirs, and never saw antagonists more equally matched, for timeliness of argument; for mistakes (to give them a soft name) in matter of fact; and for incoherence of deduction. ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 254

Document type: News-Letter

Sir Richard Howard and Mr Rich are returned to Parliament for the Borough of Southwark, notwithstanding the appearances of the Duke of Buckingham and "of other great men", to support Mr Sheriff Bethell.

"An indictment of High Treason has been found by a Grand Jury of Middlesex, against seven of eight persons on account of the Earl of Tyrone's plot in Ireland; and amongst them is Sir John Davies, Secretary of State in Ireland" ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [19 February]/1 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 61

Document type: Copy

Has received a letter, sent by Mr Wynne by the way of Holland, too late for its personal delivery to the Duke of Neuburg. Has forwarded it by the hands of Mr. Petit.


Lord Middleton to Secretary Lord Conway

Written from: Lintz

Date: [19 February]/1 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 61

Document type: Copy

Rejoices that "a person of such eminent prudence & integrity is advanced to such a considerable post". Mentions his belief that this Imperial Court "will consent to a conference with the French, about the affairs of the Upper Circle of the Rhine which are now to dispute". ...


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Date: 22 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 441v

Document type: Breviate

Lord Burlington's claim should be satisfied, out of the process of the County of Cork, before any other.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 256

Document type: News-Letter

Notices proceedings in the case of Mr Sheridan, who was formerly committed to prison upon a vote of the House of Commons, and whose application for a writ of Habeas Corpus was afterwards refused by certain of the Judges. He now sues for damages against Mr Justice Raymond.

Various parliamentary elections are reported. ...


An Account of the particular Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, for building the Fortifications at Ringcorran

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 492-500

Document type: Original

An Account of the particular Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, for building the Fortifications at Ringcorran, from the 28th February, 1678, to the 25th February, 1681. [By William Robinson, Surveyor General of his Majesty's Forts in Ireland.]


A News-Letter: addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 250

Document type: News-Letter

Dr Crudock has been recommended to the Fellows of Eton College as the successor of Dr. Allestry in the Provostship, by the King; and has been chosen accordingly.

It is believed that the Conferences lately spoken of as to be held in Germany, between Envoys of the King of France, on the one part, and those of the Emperor & his allies, on the other, were proposed by France only "to amuse the Germans" ...


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 February 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 677

Document type: Certified Copy

[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [for the production, by Sir John Champante, of an exact account of the "double payments of certain sums of money", by which payments, "a fraud was endeavoured to be put upon his Majesty" [in the Exchequer of Ireland]


Introduction [by the Duke of Ormond] to a Memoir of his Life which, it is supposed, he began at Cornbury, in February 1681

Written from: [Cornbury?]

Date: [February? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 298-299

Document type: Copy


Observations on the affairs of Ireland; 1643 to 1648. Apparently written upon the same occasion

Written from: [Cornbury?]

Date: [February? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 299-300

Document type: Copy [the originals of both these papers (MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 298-300) were found in the 'red desk' at Kingston Hall]


A Bill in Chancery, exhibited by John Davis complainant against the Earl of Anglesey defendant, concerning lands in the county of Cork

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: [February?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 464-464v

Document type: Breviate


Bills in Chancery, exhibited by Nicholas Kempson and Jane, his widow, complainants, against the Earl of Anglesey defendant, concerning lands in the county of Kilkenny

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: [February?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 464v

Document type: Breviate


[A Schedule of] the Names of the Old Proprietors of such Lands as were granted to Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond] by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Date: Undated [1 March] [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 398-399

Document type: Original


A Schedule of the Acreage and Rental of Lands, granted as aforesaid

Date: 1 March [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 400

Document type: Original

A Schedule of the Acreage and Rental of Lands, granted as aforesaid.

[The acreage of the "forfeited lands" so decreed to the Duke is 36,155 acres. The net yearly rental, after payment of quit-rents, in estimated at £4,423: 8s 11d.]


A Schedule of Lands, sold by the Duke of Ormond, and of the names of the respective purchasers

Date: Undated [1 March? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 402

Document type: Original. [These three papers (MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 398-402) are in the same hand-writing.]

A Schedule of Lands, sold by the Duke of Ormond, and of the names of the respective purchasers.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 550-551

Document type: Copy

... If his Majesty desires that Lord Anglesey's little book should be answered, the answer cannot be made so soon, or so short, as may be thought [in England] ... The Duke would rather say nothing, than not say enough to stop Lord Anglesey's mouth. ... To the conspiracy mentioned in Mr Secretary Jenkins' letter the Duke does not expect that credit will be given by the prevailing party; much less that justice can be had. ... If complaint be made, it should be in the Lords' House: to expect reparation in such a case, from a London jury is vain. ...


The effect of the Address of the Freeholders of Yorkshire to their Knights of the Shore

Written from: York

Date: 1 March 1681

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


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 220-221

Document type: Holograph

In a letter to Mr. Secretary Jenkins, of which letter he now encloses a copy, the Duke has answered much of the contents of letters received of February 15, 19, and 22, not, hitherto, directly replied to.

If an answer is to be made to my Lord of Anglesey's book it can be neither so speedy nor so short as some may think. The Duke would rather say nothing to it, than not enough to stop the writer's mouth.

Mentions various matters concerning appointments to office, and other administrative details.

Mr Buck's son has come hither with an unreasonable request. The late father was a most honest, faithful servant; and that the Duke thought him such, may be shewn by a little note "of what he got for being so", now enclosed.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 258-259

Document type: News-Letter

An Information has been laid by Sir William Waller, against Mr Fitzharris, "an Irishman and a Papist", for complicity in the Popish Plot.

The Duke of York has been indicted of recusancy, upon the evidence of Oates, at the Old Bailey; where the Grand Jury "found the Bill". ...


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Lintz

Date: [1]/11 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 61v

Document type: Copy

Informs the Secretary of the movements of the Imperial Court, and of the preparation for the meeting of the Diet of Hungary.


Warrant of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant commanding all officers in the King's service, civil or military, to render their due aid to William Lucas, "in the apprehending, killing, or destroying of proclaimed rebels and tories".

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 260

Document type: Copy


A Breviate of Instructions by the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in England, concerning various particulars of the existing Farm of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [5 March and 21 July 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 516

Document type: Original. Unsigned. Endorsed as delivered by the Farmers to Sir Charles Meredith.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 264-265

Document type: News-Letter

Reports the proceedings upon Examination of Edward Fitzharris, on the charge of complicity in 'the Popish plot'.

States that the Earls of Suffolk, Manchester, and Macclesfield, have respectively received the King's commands to forbear their attendance upon him as Gentlemen of the Bedchamber; and mentions the disposal of the Commissions of Lieutenancy for Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, held by Lord Suffolk; and of that for Huntingdonshire, held by Lord Manchester.

Colonel Sir Edward Villiers succeeds the late Sir Edmund Wyndham, as Knight-Marshal.


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Lintz

Date: [5]/15 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 62

Document type: Copy

Will obey Lord Conway's intimation by proceeding to Vienna, with the Court, but "cannot continue there incognito, without exposing His Majesty's honour, for the people of this country are much taken with show, and apt to judge by appearances; so that they will infer that, if H. M. cannot pay one who serves him here, he will be much less able to assist his allies". ...


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 8 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 427-428

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Communicate particulars of an account of the great arrears of Rent due to his Majesty from the Farmers of his Revenue in Ireland, & the correspondence of the writers with Sir James Shaen, concerning those Arrears. ...

Communicate, also, various reasons assigned by Shaen, & others, for the arrears in question; and direct inquiry thereupon. ...

Prescribe the accounts to be exacted, and the payments to be demanded, from the Farmers aforesaid, during the remainder of their term of contract. ...


The State of the Case of Claude, Lord Baron of Strabane

Date: 8 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 76

Document type: Original

The State of the Case of Claude, Lord Baron of Strabane [arising under a deed of Marriage settlement, made by Walter, Earl of Ormond and Ossory, bearing date 14 February 1629, upon occasion of the marriage of the Lady Mary, his daughter, to Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw. By George Barnewall, of Counsel for Lord Strabane aforesaid.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 266

Document type: News-Letter

Lord Arlington is to hold the Lieutenancy of Suffolk during the minority of the Duke of Grafton. Lord Arlington is to be Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire; and the Earl of Sandwich, Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire.

The Duke of Buckingham has become a Freeman of London taking all the oaths and obligations of an ordinary Citizen ...

Various incidents at Court are noticed. ...


Walsh to Ormond

Date: 11 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 18-19

Document type: Holograph

Gives some further account of alleged disloyal correspondence stated to have been carried on between Lord Clare, in Ireland, and the Earls of Shrewsbury and Salisbury in England. ...


Walsh to the King

Date: 11 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 19v

Document type: Copy

Submits an account of the honour conferred on the writer, by the hand of K. Charles I, for loyal service at Edgehill.


A Report, by Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver General of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 12 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 675

Document type: Original

A Report, by Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver General of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland, upon certain transactions concerning late Farms of the Revenue of that Kingdom; and, more particularly, concerning a practice of issuing Exchequer-Acquittances, in Ireland, as if for sums paid into his Majesty's Exchequer, when no such sums have been received thereinto.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 222-223

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letters of Feb. 26 and March 5

Referring to the case of Sir John Davies, as one affecting the King's servants generally, the Duke notes that ill consequences are sure to follow if the edge of those laws that ought to protect the King's person and prerogative, may be turned against both by perversion and combination.

Notices various minor matters of administration and finance ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 268-269

Document type: News-Letter

Fitzharris having disclosed to Sheriff Cornish his willingness to make a confession, Cornish attended the King to acquaint him therewith; whereupon Fitzharris was brought to Whitehall, and examined in the King's presence. The prisoner has since been removed from Newgate to the Tower of London.

Lady Arlington succeeds Lady Suffolk in the Queen's Wardrobe; allowing to her predecessor in office, £1,000 a year, for life. ...


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Lintz

Date: [12]/22 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 62

Document type: Copy

The Archduke's illness has occasioned a delay in the intended removal of the Court to Venice.

Adds mention of some Court incidents ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 270

Document type: News-Letter

The King and Queen have reached Oxford. Many members of Parliament are about to follow their Majesties. It is rumoured that the members for the City of London will be attended, for part of the way, by 400 or 500 citizens ...


Memorial of Edward Richbell, &, Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland certifying the state of their receipts, assignments, & accounts, in obedience to his Grace's order of 15th March, instant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 484-485

Document type: Copy. Four signatures.


Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond for a return of the acreage of his Grace's "old Estate", in Ireland, prior to the passing of the "Act of Settlement" for that Kingdom. Drawn upon occasion of Lord Anglesey's Letter to Lord Castlehaven

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 408

Document type: Copy


A Report by Sir John Champante to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland upon accounts relating to the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom

Written from: [Dublin, Treasury Office]

Date: 19 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 436

Document type: Original


A Certificate, by Sir John Champante of the arrears due, by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, due to the Civil and Military Lists of the Kingdom to the 31st March, instant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 441

Document type: Original


A Certificate, by Sir John Champante concerning the amount of arrears of pay due upon the Civil and Military Lists of Ireland, and upon the List of Pensions of that Kingdom

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 502

Document type: Original


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 740

Document type: Copy

In obedience to an Order, dated 15 March, inst. submits certain accounts of receipts from, and payments out of, his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland; and adds some explanatory observations thereupon.


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Lintz

Date: [19]/29 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 62v

Document type: Copy

Good effects have followed the presence of the Duke of Lorraine at this Court, in the way of recruitments of the Army.

Thinks that the Archduke's illness has been lengthened by unskilful treatment, for "knowledge comes as late here, as the fashions, or fair weather".


An Extract from ... the Account of ... Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, Vice-Treasurer and Receiver-General of Ireland, ... from 25 March, 1680, to 20 March, following

Date: 20 Marchl 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 405

Document type: Original

[With observations thereupon by Richard Chapell, Deputy-Auditor.]


[Taylor] to Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 158

Document type: Original

Has obliged his Lordship's orders, in the letter just received. Mentions family incidents. Gives an account of the examinations of Fitzgerald respecting 'the Irish Plot' ...


The Information of William Dongan [concerning an alleged plot to seize the Cities of Galway & Limerick] taken before ... Charles Earl of Mountrath & Richard Segas, clerk, two of his Majesty's Justices of Peace for the Queen's County

Date: 22 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 353

Document type: Original


A State of the Farm Rent [due to his Majesty in Ireland], to the last of February, 1680 [O.S.] Given me [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant] by Sir John Champante 22 March 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 607-608

Document type: Original


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 272

Document type: News-Letter

Oxford begins to fill. The London members entered with a train of thirty or forty horsemen. The Duke of Monmouth came with a great train. "But the most remarkable" arrival,- it is added,- was that of Lord Shaftesbury, who rode in, with pistols in his holsters, and accompanied by a large number of horsemen, "well armed", and of coaches ...


[An Account of Arrears] unpaid to the List of Pensioners [of Ireland], ... for the half-year ending March 25, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 586

Document type: Original


Resolutions of the House of Commons in return for the power of impeachment; with particular reference to the Case of Edward Fitzharris

Date: 26 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 184


Notes of Proceedings in the House of Lords, upon the same subject

Date: 26 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 190


Further Notes of, with Comments upon, the proceedings of Parliament above-recited. By Philip, Lord Wharton. With some additions, in another hand.

Date: 26 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 188

Document type: Original


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 274-275

Document type: News-Letter

The House of Lords began their session by reading a Bill for repeal of part of the Statute of 35 Eliz. Lord Danby has petitioned for his liberty, upon bail;- upon news of which Petition, the Commons, it is said, went to the Lords, with prayer for the Judgement against him. L. C. J. Scroggs has petitioned to be brought to a speedy trial. ...


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Lintz

Date: [26 March]/5 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 62v

Document type: Copy

Reports a conversation with the Marquess of Bourgomanero, the newly-arrived Ambassador of Spain. ...


A Statement of the Farmers' Receipts, out of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland: from Christmas 1675, to Christmas 1680; and of Rents due to his Majesty

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 443

Document type: Original. Endorsed as "Received from Chas Meredith, & Sir John Topham".

A Statement of the Farmers' Receipts, out of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland: from Christmas 1675, to Christmas 1680; and of Rents due to his Majesty.


An Account of the produce of the several branches of his Majesty's Revenue of his Kingdom of Ireland, ... for five years, ... to Dec 25, 1680. Received from Sir Charles Meredith, and Sir John Topham.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 475

Document type: Original


[An Abstract of] the Gross Produce of the Revenue [of Ireland], from the 25th of December, 1675, to the 25th of December, 1680. Given in by Sir Charles Meredith, and Sir John Topham ... to D[uke] of O[rmond]

Date: 28 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 244

Document type: Original

[Note. The total of five years, £1,396,193.]


An Account of the gross Produce of the Revenue, among the Farmers themselves, for the five years, ... to 25 Dec. 1680

Date: 28 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 246

Document type: Original

[Note. The total of five years, according to this account (marked 'B') £1,415,515.]


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 276

Document type: News-Letter

The Commons, after long debate about the succession of the Crown, ordered that a Bill be brought in for excluding the Duke of York; and also another Bill, "for uniting all the King's Protestant subjects ...

Other proceedings, in relation to an impeachment of Fitzharris, are narrated; and it is added:- "These proceedings letting the King see what he was to expect from this Parliament, His Majesty yesterday morning dissolved the Parliament, before before any Vote had passed either House". ...


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of March 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 278-279

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 330

Document type: Holograph

Gives some further characteristics of Hetherington and others, who have been "witnesses", in relation to the alleged Popish plots; based upon what is known of those known in Ireland.

What the Duke intends to publish, "in answer to my Lord Anglesey is here finished; but cannot come forth [in time] to be made use of this session", unless the session prove to be a longer one, than is now thought of.

The Duke is sensible of the difficulties and of the need there is of desiring some advantage from Ireland, "but he had better do it above-board, and with the assistance of his servants here, than by underhand projects". ...


[Observations, by Edward Richbell, and others, Farmers of hi Majesty's Revenue of Ireland], upon the Report of the Commissioners of Inspection to his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, dated 15 April, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [31 March? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 508

Document type: Copy [Four signatures]


Proceedings of the Parliament at Oxford, March 21 to 28, inclusive

Date: March 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 164-165


A Summary of William Smythe's Book of the Entry of Leases [of the Duke of Ormond's Lands in Ireland] before [the year] 1641

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 395-396

Document type: Original


[A List of] Nominees restored ["as Ensign-men that served his Majesty abroad"] ... [under the provisions of the Settlement Acts for Ireland], ... in the Counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 405

Document type: Original


[A Note of] Lands belonging to Ensign-Men abroad [directed, as above, to be restored]

Date: March [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 406

Document type: Original


Draught by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General of Ireland of an Order by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 429

Document type: Draught

Draught by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General of Ireland, of an Order by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the issue, by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom, of assignments for the due satisfaction of arrears of Full-pay, upon the Military List to 24 Dec. last.


Draught, by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General of Ireland of a like Order concerning payments for the building of a Fort at Rincorran

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 429v

Document type: Draught


Draught, by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General of Ireland of a like Order, for the delivery of a statement of all arrears due to the Military and Civil Lists of Ireland

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 429v

Document type: Draught


Draught of an Order, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 430

Document type: Draught

Draught of an Order, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, regulating, in pursuance of his Majesty's Instructions of March 8th, the payments and proceedings of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom. Draughted, as before, by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General.


Agenda-Notes, by Sir John Temple concerning the Revenue Accounts and Revenue payments in Ireland. Drawn up, by order of the Lord Lieutenant, in pursuance of the Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 431

Document type: In Temple's hand; with some additions in Ormond's hand


[A State of the] Payments of the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], since the 20th of March, 1681

Date: [March] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 438-439

Document type: Original


Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom concerning their payments, their accounts and other matters of procedure, in the discharge of their Contract

Date: [March 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 440

Document type: Draught. In Sir John Temple's hand.


Draught of a Letter, from the Duke of Ormond to the Lords of the Treasury in England. Drawn up by Sir John Temple, Solicitor General of Ireland

Date: [March? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 679

Document type: Wholly in Temple's hand; with erasures & corrections


A Statement, by persons unnamed concerning an attempted fraud in the Exchequer of Ireland connected with a late Farm of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom

Date: March? [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 680

Document type: Original


Walsh to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Date: [March? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 17

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of his loyal service to the King and his late Majesty.

Mentions a medal given to the writer by K. Charles I in person, for his conduct in the battle of Edgehill ...


Captain Richard Cooke to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 355

Document type: Holograph

Reports the arrest of Edward Tyrwhitt, accused of Conspiracy and the search in progress after other accused persons.


Encloses

Memorial of Edward Tyrwhitt containing his answer to certain charges adduced against him "out of malice"

Date: 2 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 357

Document type: Original


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 278

Document type: News-Letter

Gives the substance of the Examination of Edward Fitzharris [as printed].

Mentions "an expedient", proposed in the course of the late debate concerning the succession of the Crown:- "That all the regal power should be invested in the next heir, being a Protestant, by the name of Regent; the Duke to retain the style of King yet so as that he should not live in any of the three Kingdoms. But it was rejected". ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanseborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 280

Document type: News-Letter

Mentions the illness of Prince Rupert, at Windsor.

Leave has been given by the King for the raising of Volunteers to recruit the English Regiments in the service of the States General of the Netherlands.

There is expectation of a "Declaration" from the King [respecting the late Parliament]. ...


Lord Conway to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5/[15] April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

His Majesty has pressed the Lords of the Treasury, who "promised him immediately to advance [sic] a quarter's salary", and that the rest [of the arrear] is to be ready at his Lordship's return; which is to be with all convenient speed.


[An Account of Arrears] unpaid to the Civil List [of Ireland], at Easter, 1681

Date: 6 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 585

Document type: Original

[An Account of Arrears] unpaid to the Civil List [of Ireland], at Easter, 1681.


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Vienna

Date: [7]/17 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 62v-63

Document type: Copy

Desires to know the King's pleasure as to his stay at Vienna, and as to the payment of his appointments. Mentions the preparations for the Diet of Hungary ...


John Nisbite to John Lesley [one of the Chaplains of the Duke of Ormond]

Date: 8 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 557

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of Presbyterian gatherings at various places in the north of Ireland. ...


Ormond to Conway

Date: 8 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 315

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

In obedience to his Majesty's commands, my Lord of Clare, and those who joined with him in a very impertinent petition, are sent for to give an account of the things suggested by them; and my Lord of Clare, when he shall have answered to what relates to the petition, will ... be examined touching the Popish Plot; for, adds the writer, "there are many circumstances that persuade me he knows as much of it as any man in this Kingdom, or perhaps in England" ...


Captain John Nesbitt to Mr Lesley

Date: 8 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 452

Document type: Breviate

In consequence of an intinmation of the Duke of Ormond's commands, for some account of the meetings held by Presbyterians in the North of Ireland, inquiries have been made, the results of which are now submitted.


K. Charles II to the Emperor Leopold

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8/[18] April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 63v

Document type: Copy

Notifies the recall of the Earl of Middleton, the King's Ambassador extraordinary at the Imperial Court.

Latin.


K. Charles II to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8/[18] April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 63v

Document type: Copy

To like effect; with assurances "of the entire satisfaction we have, in the prudence and good conduct you have shewn in the course of your negotiations". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 226-227

Document type: Holograph

Is gratified to hear of the quiet of the City, upon the Dissolution of Parliament. The surprise was too great, to permit the discerning of the course the confederates would have taken. If the calm last, the affairs of Ireland, it may be hoped, will come under consideration. The revenue matters, and especially the settlement of the accounts of Lord Ranelagh & his partners - from whom many claimants require payment - are of pressing urgency. And the recruiting of the Army here is important. ...


Walsh to Ormond

Date: 9 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 22-23

Document type: Holograph

Recites the purport of a petition presented to the King in Council by the writer in relation to certain matters pending before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland and the reference thereupon made, in Council, to the Duke of Ormond for his opinion. Entreats the Duke to notify that opinion by his Report. ...


A News-Letter; to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 282

Document type: News-Letter

The King's "Declaration of the Reasons which induced the Dissolving of the late Parliament" was approved in Council on the previous day, and ordered to be printed. There are rumours that the laws against "all sorts of Dissenters" will be put in execution; and that the Commissions of the Peace and the Command in the Militia, throughout England, will be revised, in order to the exclusion of disaffected persons.

The proceedings against the Duke of York are to be removed, by certiorari, to the County of King's Bench. ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 284

Document type: News-Letter

Sir Francis Pemberton is Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, in the room of Sir William Scroggs; who is to be pensioned: Mr Serjeant Wright, who married Scroggs' daughter is to be made a Baron of the Exchequer.

Sir Robert Clayton is removed from the Colonelcy of the City Trained Bands ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 April 1681 No. I

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 228

Document type: Holograph

The Duke states his views as to the probable course of parties, in the event of the calling of a Parliament. The difficulties undoubtedly are great, but he does "not conclude them to be insuperable". On the other hand, he cannot encourage the King to expect any grant of supplies, to the Crown in perpetuity; or in such manner as "to accomodate affairs elsewhere" ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 April 1681 No. II Private

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 230

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's return is on many accounts desirable. He can help the writer here, better than in England.

The "discoverers" of the plot in Munster are so many, and are such wretched fellows,- some in prison for robbery & theft,- that men the most zealous begin to be weary of them.

Adds: "my lost Lord Clarendon borrowed divers papers of mine, in order to help him in his General History, of which he made all the use he thought fit. They are properly mine". ... Desires, therefore, that Arran would "call on my Lord Clarendon that now is, for those papers, & get them brought" with him to Ireland ...


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Vienna

Date: [14]/24 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

His Majesty's answer, conveyed through Mr Blathwayte's letter, leads the writer to "apprehend he has thoughts that I pretended to a new allowance, whereas I only desired payments of the ordinary which is now considerably in arrears" ...


A Certificate, by the Commissioners of Inspection of Revenue-Accounts of Ireland concerning outstanding Arrears of Revenue. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 514

Document type: Copy [Four signatures]


An Abstract of Charge and Discharge; for and against the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. Addressed by the Commissioners of Inspection to the Lord Lieutenant as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [15 April?] 1681.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 515

Document type: Unsigned


[A News-Letter; to Lord Lanesborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 286

Document type: News-Letter

One Smith, publisher of the City "Intelligencers", was taken before the Privy Council, on a charge of having described the King as "a Pensioner of France"; and that he, Smith, would never give over writing "till he had brought the Government to a Free State"; whence he was committed to Newgate, to be tried for High Treason.

Changes made by the King in the Lieutenancy of London, and other Court incidents, are noticed ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 232

Document type: Holograph

The proposition conveyed in Arran's letter of April 9 would in itself be very acceptable. But the Duke has often observed that such "taking overtures", made verbally, when brought to close scrutiny have something tacked on to them, that is either unreasonable or impracticable.

The Farmers of Customs do not pay their rent punctually. Nor do their affairs appear to prosper; partly from the indigence of some of the undertakers; partly from their dissensions. (Dissention was indeed "all that Sir James Shaen brought "into stock", adds the Duke, parenthetically). ...


Matthew Cocker to John Lesley

Written from: Raphoe

Date: 19 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 559

Document type: Original

Describes the proceedings of the Presbyterians in various parts of the North of Ireland; more particularly in relation to the holding of a general Fast. ...

Adds particulars concerning the reported taking of an oath to observe the "National Covenant" of Scotland ...


John Nisbite to John Lesley

Date: 19 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 561

Document type: Holograph

Has received Mr Lesley's letter of the 12th inst. There is to be another meeting of the Presbyterian Ministers at St Johnston's on the morrow ...

Suggests an application to the Lord Lieutenant for the issue of a search-warrant for certain "Books of Entries", connected with the affairs of the Presbyteries.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 288

Document type: News-Letter

The King has notified his intention to pass the summer at Windsor. Lord Seymour is to be succeeded as Treasurer of the Navy by Lord Falkland.

Other appointments and Court incidents are noticed.


Captain John Nesbitt to Mr Lesley

Date: 19 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 452v

Document type: Breviate

Has heard that there is to be another meeting of Presbyterians at St Johnstoune on the morrow, of which due observation will be. Suggests a search for the Minutes [In MS.: "book of entrings"] of those meetings, believed to be kept in the house of one Cowan, at St. Johnstoune ...


Captain Matthew Cocker to Mr Lesley

Date: 19 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 453

Document type: Breviate

Gives an account of the composition of, and methods of procedure in, the Presbytery, convened monthly at St Johnstoune ...


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Vienna

Date: [21 April]/1 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

The Chamber of Princes at Ratisbon has passed a vote for the immediate levy of an army of 50,000 men "to be maintained for three years, for the defence of the Empire against all aggressors". ...


Matthew Cocker to John Lesley

Written from: Raphoe

Date: 22 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 563

Document type: Holograph

A form of oath, sent by Mr William Traill, Presbyterian Minister at Ballinduath to Mr Charles Hamilton appears to have drawn up as a proposed substitute for the Oath of Supremacy ...

Adds further particulars of recent meetings of Presbyterians at St. Johnston's ...


Subjoins:-

Mr William Traill's [proposed] Oath [in lieu of the Oath of Supremacy

Date: 22 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 563


The King to Ormond

Date: 22 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 341v

Document type: Copy; in Sir R. Southwell's hand

"The impertinent groundless report being revived again of your being recalled is the pure invention of your enemies and mine, there never having been given the least occasion for such a report. ... I value your service there [in Ireland] too much, to think of any alteration. This bearer, Fitzpatrick, will tell you this more at large, & give ... a food account how all things are here".


The King to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copy

The impertinent and groundless report of the Duke's recall is the "pure invention" of the Duke's enemies, and of the king's. He values the Duke's services there, too much to think of any alteration ...

[Life of Ormond, III, App.]


Copy of the King's Letter to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 22 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 135

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Sends (for the information of "my brother Fitzpatrick" [whose father, (Byron Fitzpatrick, 4th Lord Upper-Ossory), married Lady Margaret Butler, eldest daughter of the Duke's grandfather, Walter, Earl of Ormond], and at his desire), an account of the produce of the Revenue of Ireland, from the beginning of the last farm.

The account has been drawn up by the Commissioners of Inspection.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 290

Document type: News-Letter

Mr Hyde has "at last taken upon him the honours which the King was pleased some time since to grant him" of Lord Viscount Hyde of Kenilworth [in MS.: "Lord Hide, Viscount Killingworth" [afterwards, Earl of Rochester]], Baron of Wootton-Basset. Lord Macclesfield has made his peace [with the King]. Lord Howard of Escricke and Lord Shaftesbury are fallen quite out. It is believed that the [Whig] party "is very much broken, since the last Dissolution". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letter of April 16, came but this morning, 24th. The return of the men from Tangier is worth soliciting. But, besides orders for it, there must be, as Arran knows, shipping and provisions.

The Duke supposes that the King's direction that Lord Arran should apply, in Irish matters, to the three persons named, is not to be understood exclusively of Mr Secretary Jenkins. As for an Irish Parliament, the matter is well lodged, and shall rest there, as far as the writer is concerned ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 292

Document type: News-Letter

Fitzharris is to be indicted before the Grand Jury of Middlesex, which includes several members of the last House of Commons, and of which Sir William Robartes is foreman. The dissensions between Shaftesbury and Howard become more & more public, and virulent.


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Vienna

Date: [28 April]/8 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 64

Document type: Copy

Has had audience of the Emperor whereat he "recommended Prince Rupert's pretensions here [See 1680: August?], and received a mighty civil answer".

Will begin his journey homeward as soon as he receives his passports from Bavaria. ...


An Answer [by the Commissioners of Inspection of Revenue-Accounts in Ireland], to the "Observations made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, upon ... the Report of 15 April, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 510

Document type: Copy [Three Signatures]


A State of the Farm-Rent [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], to the last of April, 1681. [Drawn up by Sir John Champante Together with a 'Memorandum', thereon]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 April 1681 [In this account, the date of preparation or delivery is not stated.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 609-610

Document type: Original


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 April 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 294

Document type: News-Letter

The Indictments against Fitzharris and Plunket were presented to the Enfield division of the Middlesex Grand Jury, of which Mr Godfrey, a brother of the late Sir Edmundbury, is foreman, instead of the Westminster division. The Jury, after submitting a question upon jurisdiction to the Judges, found the Bill. Fitzharris pleaded that being impeached before the Lords, he could not be tried upon the same charge in the King's Bench; and the objection is to be argued by counsel. ...


Notes on the Rent-Roll of the Duke of Ormond's Estates in Ireland

Date: [April? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 408-410

Document type: Original


Estimated Valuation of Lands, decreed to the Duke of Ormond, under provisions of the "Act of Settlement", for Ireland

Date: [April? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 411

Document type: Original


A Return of the Acreage of Lands, in various parts of Ireland, belonging to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [April? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 412

Document type: Original


Notes, on the Comparative revenue from Lands in Ireland, of the Duke of Ormond, before the Rebellion of 1641, and since his Majesty's Restoration

Date: [April? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 415

Document type: Minute; with corrections


A List of ... the Duke of Ormond's ancient estate [in the several counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary, Mayo, Waterford, Wicklow and Meath]

Date: [April?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 417-421

Document type: Original

A List of ... the Duke of Ormond's ancient estate [in the several counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary, Mayo, Waterford, Wicklow and Meath], with the number of acres, and rent, as it is set in the year 1681, over and above the rents payable to mortgagees. [Together with a note of lands in the county of Carlow, previously conveyed to, now enjoyed by, the Earl of Arran.]

[The aggregate acreage is 239,738 acres; including 13,487 acres, in Carlow, conveyed to the Earl of Arran.]


A Brief of the Farmers' own account [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] from 25 Dec, 1675 to 1 May, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 393

Document type: Original


[A Schedule of] the Arrears of [Military] Pay, due upon the present Establishment of Ireland, 1 May, 1681; including what hath been ordered by his Majesty to be paid for Repair of Forts, etc.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 403

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto:-

A Note, by Henry Guy, Secretary of the Treasury in England concerning the reference of this & of other papers transmitted from Ireland to the Auditor of the Imprest for consideration & report]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [May?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 404

Document type: Original


A State of the Farmers' Payments, on account of their Farm-Rents [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] from 20 March 1680 [O.S.] ... to the 1st of May following inclusive. [By Sir John Champante]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 742

Document type: Original


Notification by George, Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 309

Document type: In print

Notification by George, Lord Lanesborough, of the terms on which, for the Encouragement of Protestants willing to dwell and inhabit, to build houses and to make improvements, in the Corporation of Lanesborough in the county of Longford, leases of lands will be granted.


Description of the Borough, or Corporation, of Lanesborough, in the County of Longford, and Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 310-311

Document type: Apparently, in the hand of Sir Robert Southwell


James Hodson to Lord Granard

Written from: Drogheda

Date: 3 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 565

Document type: Copy

"There is a new sort of people got up [in Scotland] ... that adhere to Mr Daniel Cargill [in MS.:- Kergill], and his Covenant and maintain the lawfulness of killing the King and the Magistrates under him. They have many new opinions. They excommunicate all sorts of Mechanics, and declare it not lawful for the Saints to work any sort of work, but their own salvation". ...


Lord Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 3 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 463

Document type: Original. [With five signatures].

Mention an Order by the King in Council, of 31 January 1668, for Communication to the Commissioners of the Treasury of all letters, orders, or warrants, sent into Ireland for disposing of any his Majesty's treasure or revenue of that Kingdom.

Are informed that in contravention of such order as aforesaid, some such directions for disposing of money, in Ireland, have been sent [to the Lord Lieutenant], without prior communication to the Treasury ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 296

Document type: News-Letter

Further proceedings in the several cases of Fitzharris, and of the Earl of Danby, are reported. It is noticed that among Mr Fitzharris' Counsel were Sir F. Winnington, and Mr Williams, late Speaker of the House of Commons ...


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 490

Document type: Copy

The Surveyor General of his Majesty's Forts in Ireland has in obedience to his Grace's order delivered to the writer a particular account of payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue towards the cost of building the Fort of Ringcorran.


An Account, by Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy

[An Account, by Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General of Ireland, shewing in what sums] the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue were Debtors to his Majesty [at the end of each month, respectively, from Febraury 1677 to Febraury, 1680, both inclusive], on account of their Farm-Rent.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 May 1681 No. I

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 238

Document type: Holograph

The Duke has conferred with Col. Fitzpatrick, about certain revenue matters, but cannot say that he is, as yet, any better informed about them, than he was by my Lord Arran's letters.

He recommends to the King, through Mr Secretary Jenkins, that the £500 a year formerly granted to the City of Dublin, be excepted "from the Rule of suspension". It will be a timely obligation, and will be accordant with the intention of the original grant ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 May 1681 No. II

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 239

Document type: Holograph

When Captain Hales presents a fit successor he will have liberty to resign his company to him, as desired.

As to Lord Clare, he is now wholly "disowned and abandoned, by those that he drew into a snare".

The Duke has been informed by the Recorder of Dublin of an intention on the part of loyal citizens to send up an address of thanks to the King for dissolving the last Parliament [in England]. Such addresses have never been practised "in good times". The precedent is objectionable. And the proposal would be sure to invite opposition. ...


An Account of Moneys paid to Sir John Champante, ... Deputy-Receiver-General, by orders and assignments of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, on account of their Farm-Rent, ... 25 Dec 1675 to 20 Mar 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 446-447

Document type: Original


[A like] Account ... [in continuation of the preceding] from the 20 March 1681, to 1 May, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 448

Document type: Original


Matthew Cocker to John Lesley

Written from: Raphoe

Date: 6 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 567

Document type: Holograph

The [Presbyterian] Ministers have been alarmed by a Commission, lately sent by his Grace [the Lord Lieutenant] to some gentlemen here, to examine the occasion of their Fast, which has put them their followers into an amazement. But now they begin to call up their confidence ...


A Certificate or Attestation, by Daniel Burges, and John Stone, two of the late Farmers of Revenue in Ireland concerning certain alleged double payments out of the Exchequer of that Kingdom

Date: 6 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 680

Document type: Original


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 298

Document type: News-Letter

The Court of King's Bench, after hearing Counsel upon the Plea as to Jurisdiction in Fitzharris' case, have taken time to consider and to adjudge. It is reputed that the Prisoner has made some disclosures to the Constable [meaning, probably, the Lieutenant] (sic) of the Tower.


The Emperor Leopold to K. Charles II

Written from: Luxemburgi

Date: [6]/16 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 64

Document type: Copy

Expresses his entire satisfaction with the conduct of negotiations at his Court, by the Earl of Middleton; and adds assurances of amity and regard.

Latin.


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Vienna

Date: [8]/18 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 64

Document type: Copy

Reports his having taken leave of the Emperor, at Luxembourg.

Is in hope that no suspicions of contagion will oblige him to take the tedious route, to which his predecessor Mr Skelton was compelled ...


Walsh to Ormond

Date: 10 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 20-21

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of a memorial addressed by the writer to the King, respecting Edward Fitzharris. ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 300-301

Document type: News-Letter

The Lord Chancellor Finch is created Earl of Nottingham. Other creations to the Peerage are mentioned. It is reported that the Gentlemen of Norfolk have subscribed £40,000, as a present to the King; to accompany their thanks for his late "Declaration". ...


A Certificate, by Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General of Ireland concerning Assignments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom for payment of the Civil & Military Lists, & of the List of Pensions

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 488

Document type: Copy


Lord Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 14 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 459

Document type: Original [with two signatures]

Remind his Grace of the great importance to his Majesty's service of the transmission of certain Revenue Accounts of Ireland, mentioned in a Treasury Letter of 5th March last ...

... Certain additional payments ... (if not already included in such accounts as are prepared for transmission hither), should be added thereunto. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Holograph

An indisposition (through a severe cold) has keot the Duke for a week idle, at Chapel-Izod, so that he now has to own four unanswered letters from Lord Arran; the latest, in its receipt, being that written from Oxford 25th March, brought by Mr Sheridan only a day or two since.

Certain accounts and reports upon Revenue matters, desired by the Lords of the Treasury, will yet need some days of preparation, before they can be dispatched.

The Corporation of Dublin having at a Common-Council meeting, taken into their consideration a scandalous libel entitled Ireland's sad lamentation, and have vindicated the Government, in dutiful expressions.

Characterizes the great grandfather [Sir William Parsons, a Lord-Justice in 1640-1643] of Sir Richard Parsons as one who would rather have sided with King than Parliament, but whose "hope of confiscations was too strong for his loyalty". ...


Ormond to Sir William Stewart

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 571

Document type: Copy

An indisposition having detained the writer at Chapel-Izod for a week past, Sir William's Report as to the Presbyterian Fast was not read in Council until yesterday. ... The writer's own inclination is not to molest men of a peaceable spirit, but the station he is in requires vigilance ...

Adds thanks for two horses sent upon trial ...


[A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 307-308

Document type: News-Letter

The King refused to see the Mayor (Sir Robert Clayton) and recorder of London, on their proceeding to Windsor; directing the Chamberlain to notify to them that if the Lord Mayor & Aldermen had anything to say to the King, they might come to Hampton Court on the Thursday following.

Fitzharris, upon examination in the Court of King's Bench, said:- "Godfrey's murder had been contrived at Windsor, by the Duke [of York], the Queen, their confessors, the Earl of Danby, and Sir John Arundel,- as Mr Dupuy, a gentleman formerly belonging to the Duke, had told him". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 242

Document type: Holograph

Arran's two letters of May 10 have been received. That concerning the headship of Magdalen Hall cannot be complied with, on account of a promise long since given to the late Lord Clarendon, in behalf of Dr. Levitt.

As to the Farm-of-Customs, certain defects in the former patent will need to be rectified, in making a new bargain.

The Duke does not remember that any of the Irish witnesses swore directly against him [as concerned in the "Popish Plot"], but persuasion was probably urged upon some, to induce them to do it. Their examinations ought to be taken by persons who cannot be suspected of partiality towards him. ...


Petition of John Meyes, and others, to "the Committee for receiving informations concerning the Irish Plot"

Date: 19 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 100

Document type: Breviate


Lord Middleton to Lord Conway

Written from: Vienna

Date: [22 May]/1 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 64v

Document type: Copy

Has waited twenty five days for an answer, as to passports, from Bavaria, without receiving any. Is now obliged to take his journey through Silesia.

It is reported here that there is a good disposition towards agreement in the Diet of Hungary. ...


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 449

Document type: Original

Certifies the receipt, from the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, of several assigments for Pay of the Army of Ireland, amounting to £15,012: 10s.: 10d.1/8, which "are not yet returned into the Exchequer, to be converted into Exchequer Acquittances".


[A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanseborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 302-303

Document type: News-Letter

The Court of King's Bench by a majority have overruled Fitzharris' objection to their Jurisdiction, and have ordered him to plead. Mr Justice Dolben, only, dissented from that judgement.

Recent political proceedings in the Corporation of London are reported. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 244

Document type: Holograph

Is able now to write somewhat hopefully of Lord Arran's boy, who has been very near to death; otherwise, was unwilling to write.

Orders for the Revenue returns were long since given; all due pains to ensure their execution have been taken. ...


A Preliminary Report of the Lords Commissioners of Accounts in Ireland touching Revenue Accounts; pursuant to the Lord Lieutenant's Order of the 15th March, preceding the date hereof

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 482

Document type: Original. With four signatures.


A Report on the State of the Revenue Accounts of Ireland, addressed, in pursuance of his Grace's order of March 15th. to the Duke of Ormond by the Archbishop of Armagh, and others, Commissioners of Public Account of that Kingdom

Date: 26 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 743

Document type: Copy [Four signatures]


Ormond to the Duke of York

Date: 27 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 342-343

Document type: Copy; in Sir R. Southwell's hand

Reviews the state of public affairs; ... and adds:- "The wreck of the Crown in the King your father's time is fresh in the memory of many of us, and the rocks and shoals he was lost upon ... are ... visible. If we avoid them not, we shall perish, rather derided than pitied. ...

I am not able to judge whether the retrenchment ... now made ... will do the work or no. If it will, I am sure that no man that means well to the King will repine at it, or reproach him with it. The revenue of this kingdom [Ireland] will not only abundantly maintain the present charges, but in a short time, a considerable addition to his Army; if what it may produce be employed to that end". ...


Ormond to Duke of York

Date: 27 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 137-139

Document type: Copy

There have been great alterations in England, since the Duke had the honour of H. R. H's letter by Sir George Hamilton; and no messenger he could safely choose, or trust, has passed into Scotland. But now, by Sir William Talbot, he gives his view of the state of public affairs.

Adds, that the lesson to be derived from the wreck of the Crown in King Charles the first's time is:- "Let none that shall rise against the Crown and Government be able to call themselves by any other name than Rebels" ...

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Duke of York

Date: 27 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 138, 138*, 139

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press.


[A Schedule of] sums ... drawn out by the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] on account of Interest, since the 23rd August, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 461

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 746-747

Document type: Copy

All the orders, respecting the Public Revenue Accounts of this Kingdom, which the Lord Lieutenant was required to issue pursuant to their Lordships' letter of the 5th of March last were issued by the 15th of that month. ... The cause of the delay which has arisen in furnishing the accounts so desired will appear by a Report herewith enclosed, from the Commissioners of Accounts. ...

... The assignments [on the Farmers of Revenue], for December last, were issued long before the receipt of their Lordships' letter; but the Army was not paid for the December quarter until after the 20th of May ... Part of it is probably still unpaid. ... Transmits various accounts.


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 262-263

Document type: Copy

States the causes of the delay in answering their Lordships' letter of March 5th, which causes still prevented the making due report of the condition, as to receipts and payments, of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue here ...

What Sir James Shaen promised to be done by his partners, within four days, is not yet done. ...

When the Commissioners of Accounts shall have proceeded further with the Deputy-Vice-Treasurer and the Farmers, their Lordships shall have a return to all particulars. ...


[A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 312-313

Document type: News-Letter

Hetherington, Macnamara and Dennis,- three of the "Irish Witnesses",- are now in Newgate, under charges of treasonable acts, and of subornation, against the Queen, the Duke of York, and the Duke of Ormond.

Certain Justices of Peace of Middlesex have attended the King, with an address, praying him to appoint the Sheriffs of that County, as he appointed the Sheriffs of other Counties. The King replied that it was "a point of law, and to be considered of".

Peace, for four years, has been made between Tangier, and the Moors. ...


Proposals concerning the Revenue & Army of Ireland. [By Richard, Earl of Arran]

Date: 29 May 1681. The date is that of the receipt

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 409

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

Proposals concerning the Revenue & Army of Ireland. [By Richard, Earl of Arran.]


Subjoined thereto (by Ormond):-

A Computation of the Increase to the Army [of Ireland]. Calculated upon the "Proposals" sent me [the Duke of Ormond], by my son Arran

Date: [June] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 411

Document type: Original. Endorsed, by Ormond.


Ormond to Secretary Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [29 May] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning payments by the Farmers of the Revenue, since the beginning of their Farm; communicated by their desire ... With Observations thereupon ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 246

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter, of May 17th, by Sir Alexander Bruce.

The return of the Tangier companies will be very welcom. The officers will be padi as if the numbers were complete. ...


[A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 304

Document type: News-Letter

Further proceedings in Fitzharris' case; and also some incidents at Court, are reported ...


[A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 May 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 314

Document type: News-Letter

Lord Shaftesbury has asked for a pardon - in blank - from the King for a person, unnamed, who would "make a further discovery of the Plot".

Mr. Sydney, the King's Envoy at the Hague, is courting a Dutch lady, with £50,000 or £60,000 fortune; and has been promised, by the Prince of Orange, the command of the English troops in Holland ...


A Report, made [to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England?] by order of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [concerning Assigments upon the Revenue of that Kingdom. By Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General]

Date: [May? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 476

Document type: Copy. Without date or address. [Enclosed: "Copy of Sir John Champante's Report touching Assigments".]


An Account of Moneys paid, unto the Earl of Ranelagh's order [and out of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland], for the use of his Majesty's Privy-Purse (May 1678 to Sept 1679)

Date: [May 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 747


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 248

Document type: Holograph

Notices the arrangements to be made in an Irish Regiment at the request (upon his death-bed) of Sir William Flower.

Sends the copy of a King's Letter for a Pension [upon the Irish Revenue] for Lord Sunderland; assing:- "If the Lords of the Treasury will have the Order of Council observed, they must take a course that the Secretaries may not send over such positive commands in breach of it; their Lordships considering how hard a part I shall be put to, to act in such cases, when men of the station & credit that Lord was then in, shall obtain letters for themselves".

Mentions (in closing his letter) the death of Lord Arran's child, as of one who "is gone whither, I hope, we shall follow". ...


A Schedule containing several Rents [due to the Crown in Ireland], which were existent, and in charge, on the 4th day of September, 1675; and since discharged, by Letters-Patent, and Order of the Court of Exchequer

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 7 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 395

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto:-

An Extract from Letters-Patent of K. Charles II containing Grants of certain Quit-Rents, in Ireland

Date: Undated [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 395v


A General Brief Statement of the Payments, made by the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 452-454

Document type: Original?

A General Brief Statement of the Payments, made by the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland, on account of their Farm-Rent ... to the 20th March 1681, wherein is also included ... all such sums of money as have been paid, & all such assignments as have been issued, ... after the said 20th March, so far as the same hath been applied towards the discharge of the payments due, by the Establishment, at or before the 25th Dec. 1680.


An Account of money paid unto Sir John Champante, ... by orders & assignments of the Farmers, ... [aforesaid], ... unto the 20th of March, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 455-458

Document type: Certified Copy


An Account of Moneys paid, to Sir John Champante, by Orders and Assignments of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... from 25 Dec 1675, unto the 20th of March, 1681

Date: 9 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 748-750

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 251

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of May 31. The Duke must confess that he has been "wanting in a return to Sir Stephen Fox, about my daughter Ossory's affair, wherein he has concerned himself very kindly & usefully. But his pains are all that he shall lose in that affair". ...


[Notes and Observations by] Captain Dyer concerning the Revenue [of Ireland]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 469-470

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond. The title cited, the words within brackets excepted, are from the Endorsement]


[A Schedule of] Deductions of sixpence in the pound made out of the Military List, towards the erecting and maintaining the [Military] Hospital, now building near Kilmainham. [Drawn up by Sir John Champante]

Date: 11 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 264

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Notes on the Indictment and Trial of Edward Fitzharris

Date: 11 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 522

Document type: Endorsed by the Duke of Ormond


Notes on the Indictment and Trial of Oliver Plunket

Date: 11 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 523

Document type: With the Endorsement


A Writer unnamed to John Parker, Lord Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: [London]

Date: Undated [11 June] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 524-525

Document type: Original, as transmitted by the Archbishop to His Grace the Lord Lieutenant

Describes, as an eye-witness, the trials of Fitzharris and of Plunket; the evidence and demeanour of the witnesses; the reception of the verdict of the Jury: Adds some inferences as to the political condition of the Country.


The same [A Writer unnamed] to John Parker, Lord Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: London

Date: 11 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 526-527

Document type: Original; but without Address

Continues the account of the political trials above-named. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 252

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various details of the filling up of military commissions, and other army affairs.

The Duchess of Ormond is weary both of Dublin & of Chapel-Izod and so precedes the Duke in their visit to Kilkenny.

Notices the prodigality of Sir Richard Parsons, who, if he goes on as he begins, "by the time his patent as Viscount passes, will not have left himself the Estate of an Esquire". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 254

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letters of June 11th and 14th.

In respect of the farming of the Revenues, the King would be a gainer by causing the pending propositions to be examnied in Ireland, by persons conversant with the management.

The Duke has received accounts of the trials of Fitzharris and of Plunket. For the honour of the Justice of England, it were to be wished that the evidence against Plunket had been as convincing as that against Fitzharris is.

Notices some private affairs respecting lands and leases. ...


Lord Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 471

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

The King having directed a new Contract for his Revenue of Ireland to be prepared, to commence from the first of May last, it will be of advantage to have a complete Statement of that Revenue, as it stood on the day aforesaid. ... It is also desired that the Attorney General & Solicitor General of that Kingdom should consider of the forms of procedure relating to such Contract, & report to the Treasury therupon.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1681 [Sent with letter of June 20th detained by contrary winds]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 255

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of what has occurred upon the sending to Trinity College, Dublin, of a mandamus from the King for the election to a fellowship therein of Mr Bulkeley [afterwards, Sir Richard Bulkeley, Fellow of T. C. D. in 1681] (heir, adds the Duke, to the estate of a father who has £1,000 a year, and has married a Presbyterian wife, so that "the young man cannot now live with please in his father's house"). ...


A List of Papers [concerning the Revenue of Ireland; transmitted to the Lords of the Treasury, in England]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 473

Document type: Original. [Apparently, in Arthur Podmore's hand].


Ormond to Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 264v

Document type: Copy

... The account is now stated between the Deputy Vice-Treasurer and the Farmers of the Revenue, under the hands of the Commissioners of Accounts, ... and is herewith enclosed ...

In regard that assignments by the Farmers are reckoned as payments (as directed by their Lordships' letters), no certain computation can yet be made how the Farmers have paid their rents up to the time specified ...


Annexed:-

Observations upon the Accounts of the Farmers of the Revenue

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 265-269

Document type: Copy

Observations upon the Accounts of the Farmers of the Revenue; upon certain statements of Sir James Shaen, in relation thereto; upon some provisions of the Farm-Contract; and upon the Reports of the Commissioners of Inspection. By the Duke of Ormond.


Report of the Commissioners of Accounts [of the King's Revenue in Ireland] upon the Farmers' Accounts [up to the 20 March, 1681]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 387-389

Document type: Certified Copy


Report of the Lords Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland touching the Accounts of the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom]; pursuant to the Lord Lieutenant's Order of the 15th of March 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 478-480

Document type: Original. With four signatures [Archbishop of Armagh; Sir Charles Meredith; Sir William Davys; Lt. Col. Abraham Yarner]. Endorsed as recd. on July 1st


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars as to commissions in the Irish Army, and other military affairs. ...


A Particular Account of such sums of Money as have been drawn out upon account of Interest [by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] since ... the Lord lieutenant's Order of 23rd August

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 512

Document type: Original


A State of the Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, on account of their Farm Rent, from the last of May 1681, to the last of June following

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 751

Document type: Copy


Accounts concerning the Military List of Ireland; 25 March, 1676, to 24 June 1681

Date: [June? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 268

Document type: Original


Schedule of Disbursements, under the head "Concordatums", for Civil and Military services in Ireland

Date: [June? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 270

Document type: Minute


[A Computation of] the difference in the produce of the Revenue [of Ireland], between Christmas and May; etc.

Date: [June?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 413

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Observations relating to the Revenue of Ireland

Date: [June?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 417-418

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Some Observations concerning the Revenue [of Ireland. Addressed, anonymously, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant]

Date: 1 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 690

Document type: Original


The State of the Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Date: 2 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 603

Document type: Original

The State of the Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, from 1st May, 1681, to the last of the same;- over and above what was included in the 'State' made up [by Sir John Champante], to the 20th March, though paid in the said month of May.


The State of the Farmers' Payments, on account of their Farm-Rent, ... to the 1st May, 1681, exclusive

Date: 2 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 604

Document type: Original


An Account of money set apart, [by the stoppage, in virtue of a letter from the King of 8 Nov. 1680, of moneys actually due, & in arrears, to the Civil List of Ireland, and to Pensions]; for supply of Stores, mounting guns, repair of fortifications, &c.

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 605

Document type: Original


The State of the Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, on account of their Farm-Rent, from the last of May, 1681, to the last of June, following. [Drawn up by Sir John Champante]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 611

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 258

Document type: Holograph

The Duke has had from the Lords of the Treasury in England, an intimation that the King has received proposals for a new Farm of the Revenue of Ireland, from the 1st of May, 1681; "but who the proposers are; what they are to give; or what the conditions are to be, is not maintained".

However, the less that is made known to the Duke, the less can he be made answerable for any failure. But it is hard to understand, why such care should be taken to keep the transaction secret, if it be one that will bear examination. ...


An Account of the Charges brought against Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, and of the Earl's commital to the Tower of London

Written from: [London]

Date: [circa 4 July 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 381-382

Document type: Original; as sent to the Duke of Ormond


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 4 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 752

Document type: Copy

After particulars of what has been in relation to the Revenue Accounts & Revenue Contracts of Ireland, pursuant to the Commissioners' letter of June 21st, the Lord Lieutenant states that upon being advised that the restraints formerly laid upon the Farmers are warranted by their contract and that the Farmers have no claim to defalcations of rent on account of them he has forborne to remove such restraint until time be given for the consideration by his Majesty of the writer's present & last preceding letter, & for the signification of his Majesty's pleasure thereupon ...

The former command may have been obtained by misinformation, or may now be seen to be prejudicial to his Majesty's interest. Having performed his present duty, the writer's next is obedience to his Majesty's final determination ...


Ormond to Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 73, fol(s). 270-271

Document type: Copy

Reports in aswer to their Lordships' letter of June 21st, some further particulars concerning the Revenue Accounts of Ireland.

In reference to the pending new Contract for the Revenue, presumes to offer some reasons for his Majesty's consideration which may shew "that a Farm, such as the Forths & the present Farmers had, may in many respects be better than an Undertaking such as [that of] the Earl of Ranelagh". ...

(1) The putting of the pay of the Civil & Military Lists into other hands than those of the Officers appointed by his Majesty, is in the writer's judgement, "the Farming of the Government as well as of the Revenue". ...

(2) Although provision was made in the Contract with Ranelagh that all payments should be without composition, yet compositions were made ...

(3) All payments upon the Civil List, & Military, are in effect stipulations betwixt his Majesty & those that serve him. How far ir can be honourable & just to transfer the satisfaction of them from his Majesty to others, may be humbly submitted to consideration. ...


Archbishop of Armagh, and others, Commissioners of Inspection of Revenue Accounts to Ormond

Date: 7 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 272

Document type: Copy

Present an account, delivered by Sir John Champante of assignments made by the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland.


A Report, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by the Commissioners of Public Accounts concerning the second Account of the Farmers of the Revenue; to May 1st. 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 444

Document type: Copy. [Four signatures].


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph

Papers have been received from the Treasury upon the proposed Farm of the Revenue.

The Duke has directed that copies be made of them for transmission to Lord Arran.

The proceedings against Lord Shaftesbury being upon good grounds, and so well warranted by law, whatever result they may produce in England, will certainly have a good effect here. But then, adds the writer: "There must be a steady and bold uniformity in all things and towards all persons, in matters of that nature". ...


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 11 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 275

Document type: Holograph Minute

Transmits a further Report concerning the Revenue prepared by the Commissioners of Accounts.


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 11 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 754

Document type: Copy

Transmits certain further accounts concerning his Majesty's Irish Revenue.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 262

Document type: Holograph

Has sent to the Lords of the Treasury such information as they can now have from hence, in relation to pending measures. But some observations on the working of certain clauses in former contracts need more time, and will require to be "tenderly handled".

The Duke adds some mention of personal affairs ...


A Report from the Attorney-General [Sir William Domvile], and Solicitor-General [Sir John Temple], of Ireland to the Lord Commissioners of the Treasury of England concerning a new Grant of the Revenue of Ireland [in Farm]

Date: 12 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 360-361

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond. [The title cited is from the Endorsement].


The King to Ormond

Written from: Windosr

Date: 12 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 24

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Sir James Graham to the Lord Lieutenant for appointment to the command of a Company of Foot, in Ireland, upon the next vacancy ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 13 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 276

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Answer, upon information from the Officers of Ordnance in England, certain exceptions, taken by the Ordnance Office in Ireland, to the rates of charge made for certain stores, formerly sent into Ireland ...

The speedy payment of the sums due is earnestly desired, his Majesty & the Council having appropriated those moneys towards the carrying on of certain fortifications in England which are already contracted for. ...


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Duke of York

Date: 13 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 140-141

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 17 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 264

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of July 9. The Duke thinks that enough information on Revenue matters has now been sent to the Treasury in England, to shew that propositions for a new farm, to begin from 1st of May past, are unreasonable, by whomsoever made. If the present Farmers are to have a share in it, it is, he adds, "a downright cheat".

Mentions that his house is now full of company; amongst the rest my Lady Frances [Aglionby? The name is but doubtfully legible] "who desires to have the Swan Frigate, but I dare not send her so far without the King's leave" ...


Duke of Ormond to the Duke of York

Date: 18 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 294-295

Document type: Copy

Thinks the Lord Kinnear "was a very worthy well-affected person", but one who "had the misfortune not to light upon the ways of expressing" himself, "that were approved of" [at Court].

Is of opinion that the King's Revenue might be raised considerably; "if Whitehall will suffer it"; which he has reason to fear it will not.

The writer's representations to the King do not prevail; but they make him Enemies.


Ormond to Sir John Champante

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the finding of a fund out of which the Lord Lieutenant may be reimbursed a sum of £1,000, which he has laid out, or is to pay, for the King's service.


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 518

Document type: Holograph

Submits explanations as to certain items of the Military List of Ireland [See ... under 15th of July, instant.]


Ormond to the King

Date: 22 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 549

Document type: Copy

His Majesty's letter of april 22nd gave the Duke perfect satisfaction of mind, & encouragement to proceed in his Majesty's service, with all the vigour that Time has left him, & with all the faithfulness that no time can alter or take away. ...

The belief expressed that the writer sets before himself the performance of his duty to the Crown with ... affection to his Majesty's Person, is that which gives him most delight. As for the station into which his Majesty has put him, it is a burthen which ... it must shortly be past his strength to bear. ... Whenever his Majesty shall think it fit to give him rest, & a successor, he begs that he may receive the first intimation of it from his Majesty's own hand. ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 340-341

Document type: Copy, in Sir R. Southwell's hand

His Majesty's assurance ... in his letter of April 22, ... that to remove the writer from the government was not in the King's thoughts, did not affect the writer so much as did the belief his Majesty was pleased to express that the writer set before himself the performance of duty to the crown, with all humble and passionate affection to the King's person.

"As to the station", he continues, "that your Majesty has put me in, it is ... a burthen that is, or ... will shortly be, past my strength to bear; and it is very likely your Majesty will sooner discover when it is so, than I shall, for it is one - and not the least - of those infirmities age brings with it, to think itself capable of what it is not ... When your Majesty shall think fit to give me a successor, I most humbly beg I may receive the first information of the purpose from Your own hand". ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 135-137

Document type: Copy

The King's letter of April 22nd, (although not answered untill now), gave the Duke perfect quiet and satisfaction of mind. It encouraged him to proceed in the King's service with all the vigour time has left him.

"This Kingdom improves visibly; and it is improved, beyond what could have been reasonably hoped for within twenty years. Nor can anything but a Civil War, or some other of God's national judgments, stop the career of prosperity it is in. And yet our affluence is not so great, as to become our disease". ...

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the King

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 135-137

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 267

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letter of July 12 has been received, and with it some other letters of the 16th that notice proceedings at the Court, and the coming over of the Prince of Orange.

As to the matter of the bargain for the Revenue, it is scarcely needful to make further inquiry. Nothing, the writer believes, will be really gained by the measure for the King that might not have been attained, had it been duly communicated to his servants here. ...


Ormond to Ranelagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 176-177

Document type: Copy

... Wishes there may be no greater untruth or error in the new 'Proposals' [for farming the Revenue of Ireland], than in Sir James Shaen's assertion that the writer is not skillful in the Revenue. But if he do verily think so, he must also think that (for his turn) the writer is fittest to be consulted with,- and imposed upon. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 268

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of some correspondence on Irish affairs with Lord Ranelagh, who, it is plain, adds the writer, desires "to inflame me to a resentment";- an attempt which will but make him more carefully temperate, since he may be allowed to have some doubt that his Lordship's advices are wholly intended for the Duke's advantage. ... Mentions the illness of the Duchess of Ormond.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 361

Document type: Original

Lord Dunkellin, besides the merits & loyalty of his family, hath lately deserved in an especial manner the King's favour, as being the first of the family to embrace the Protestant Religion ... He is recommended to the Lord Lieutenant for the first place of Captain of a Troop of Horse that may fall vacant in the Army of Ireland.


Observations, by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland upon certain Instructions relating to their Farm, received from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 516

Document type: Original


Heads of a Paper, delivered by the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] to Sir Charles Meredith

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 520


A Paper [concerning Directions, by the King, for removal of certain Restrictions upon the Farmers of Revenue, in Ireland], delivered by the Farmers [aforesaid] to Sir Charles Meredith

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 755

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 270

Document type: Holograph

A copy of the letter which Mr Secretary Jenkins has written to the Duke, upon the Accounts and the Appeal of Lord Ranelagh, is herewith enclosed, together with a copy of the Answer returned to it.

Sir John Davies being willing to part with his place as Clerk of the Council, in favour of Matthew Barry, the Duke has asked for the King's assent, representing Barry's faithful service during a term of forty years. ...


Sir Charles Meredith to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 182

Document type: Holograph

Having observed that for a few days past the Farmers of the Revenue forbore offering, as usual, their orders for payments to be countersigned by the writer, he inquired the reason, and now submits the reasons they have given.


Encloses:-

Minute, by the Farmers of the Revenue, concerning the countersigning of their Orders for payments by one of the Commissioners of Inspection. ...

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 182


Sir John Topham to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 88-89

Document type: Original

Communicates some proceedings at the Treasury Chambers, in relation to financial affairs of Ireland ...


A Narrative of some proceedings concerning the alleged Popish Plots, in England and Ireland. By Sir Francis Brewster?

Date: [July? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 383-385


Notes, by the Duke of Ormond upon a publication by the titular Bishop of Ferns

Date: [July? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 384

Document type: Holograph


"Rough Draft of my Lord [the Duke of Ormond]'s Answer to the Libel of the Bishop of Ferns"

Date: [July? 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 386-390, inclusive.

Document type: Holograph


[Remarks on the] Advantages of knowing the full value of the Revenue [of Ireland]; the charge of Management, &c. [Submitted to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [July] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 402

Document type: Original


Ormond to Sir John Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy

Communicates Sir Charles Meredith's letter of 30 July, and the accompanying paper ...

The act of the Farmers is plainly in contempt of Orders yet standing in force, and is a great affront to the government. The question is what it may be proper to do in the case? ...


Annexed:-

Copy of Sir Charles Meredith's Letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 July 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 178


State of the Farm-Rent [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland], to the last of July, 1681. [By Sir John Champante].

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 612-613

Document type: Original


An Extract from a Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Duke of York

Date: 3 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 236

An Extract from a Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Duke of York.


Ormond to Sir Charles Meredith

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy

... Although the Farmers may say it was upon their complaint that the 'Direction' they mention to have been given, for taking off the restriction they complained of, was written, yet they ... might presume that reasons were sent into England to satisfy his Majesty why his pleasure in that matter was not immediately obeyed, whereupon they ought to have expected his final determination ...

This, Sir Charles Meredith is to let them know, together with the Lord Lieutenant's opinion that they will do well ... "to continue in the way they have been in, from the date of the said Order till now". ...


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 187

Document type: Holograph

... Is to opinion that his Grace has still reason to require from the Farmers the observance of his several orders, until he shall have received an answer to those letters that he has written into England about this affair ... Encloses the draught of such a letter as might be sent to them, with such alterations therein as the Lord Lieutenant shall find necessary. ...


[Extracts from Letters written by the Duke of Ormond to the Duke of York when H. R. H. was in Scotland

Date: 3 August to 14 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 292-293

Document type: Endorsed: "Some touches in the 'Answers' of the Duke of Ormond to the Duke of York; then in Scotland". - The Extracts seem to be in the hands of Sir R Southwell: the endorsement, in that of an amanuensis.


Reports of Trials of certain persons accused of political conspiracy in the Counties of Galway and Roscommon in the province of Connaught

Written from: Galway

Date: 5 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 363-364

Document type: Original

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland by the Lord Chief Justice Kealinge and Mr Edward Herbert.


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 6 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 756-757

Document type: Copy

Reports various particulars of the course pursued by the Farmers of his Majesty's Irish Revenue; and of the reasons & grounds of the restrictions imposed by the writer upon the Farmers aforesaid ...

The Farmers affirm those Restrictions to be contrary to their Covenant. His Majesty commands that "in case it be so", the Restrictions shall be taken off. The Government here is addressed by the Privy-Council, & by his Majesty's Counsel at law that they are not contrary thereto. That opinion & advice is submitted for his Majesty's pleasure to be signified thereupon. Meanwhile, the Farmers breach the restrictions & act as though they were taken off. The question then is whether the government have reason to complain of them, or they of the Government? Which, with the whole matter, is submitted to his Majesty's decision ...


Copy of a Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Commissioners of the Treasury, MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 756-757

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 280-281

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir John Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy

Communicates his letter addressed to Sir C. Meredith, for information of the Farmers. "It is written in the style of advice, suitable to the greatness of their support on the other side". That to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury is sent ... unsealed, that Sir John Temple may read it, before it be sent away [from Dublin] ...


Sir Charles Meredith to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 104

Document type: Holograph

... Although the Farmers have given themselves the liberty of drawing out of the Farm what money they please, the writer will, by carefully observing their receipts. Endeavours to give his Grace an account of what is employed for farm-rent, and what for their own private occasions ...


Ormond to Sir Charles Meredith

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 193

Document type: Copy

... "If what the Farmers mention, and laysome stress upon, of his Majesty's approbation and mine of, of Mr Taylor's being their treasurer signify anything, it must import that instead of you, he is some Checque upon this disposing of the Revenue; and therefore I desire you would demand of him what he understands his part and function to be; and whether he be to give any account of the issuing of the Revenue to anybody but the Farmers, and to whom?" ...


Ormond to Sir John Topham

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

... The writer can say nothing to the new undertaking [for the Irish Revenue] but that the secrecy wherewith the transaction is managed raises great expectation what it will produce. Cannot but hope well of the affair ...


Memorial of the Farmers of the Revenue, in Ireland concerning the methods pursued in respect of their issues of money thereout, and the appointment of Mr Thomas Taylor, as their Treasurer. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 282


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 272-273

Document type: Holograph

Communicates his views as to the government of the new Military Hospitial at Dublin.

The Duke has received two letters from the King, countersigned by Lord Conway, on behalf of Lord Dunkellin: The one being for his appointment to be Governors of Galway; the other for his nomination to the command of the first troop of horse that may fall vacant.

The "peevish carriage and dangerous correspondence" of Captain Fitzgerald - persisted in after admonition and entreaty - have been such that an example ought fitly to be made, by the appointment of Dunkellin to Fitzgerald's group. ...


Meredith to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 198

Document type: Holograph

Has given to the Farmers copies of his Grace's letters ... They are to make their answer in a letter to his Grace. ...


Encloses:-

Thomas Taylor to Sir C. Meredith

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 197

Document type: Holograph

Is to keep an account of all monies issued by the Farmers, and to put his name upon all their orders; ...

Understands from the Farmers that he is to give an account to the Lord Lieutenant of their issues, when he shall be pleased to require it.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 200

Document type: Holograph

Could see no ground for making any the least alteration in his Grace's letter to the Treasury. ... But no sudden answer is to be expected, they [the Lords of the Treasury], being already adjourned until after michaelmas,- within which time a great part of the revenue may be diverted. ...


Ormond to Thomas Taylor

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 12 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 522

Document type: Holograph Minute [with corrections]

Mr Taylor is directed to furnish the Lord Lieutenant with a true copy of his Commission and Instructions, in relation to the Revenue- Farm of Ireland, as Treasurer thereof; and is also to transmit an account of all issues of his Majesty's Revenue, made by order of the Farmers, since his entrance upon the office aforesaid.


An Act [of the Parliament of Scotland], acknowledging and asserting the right of succession to the Imperial Crown of Scotland

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 13 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 345

Document type: Copy; as printed at Edinburgh


An Act, ratifying all former laws for the security of the Protestant Religion

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 13 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 367

Document type: Copy; as printed at Edinburgh


Ormond to Meredith

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 202

Document type: Copy

If the Farmers could but obtain one plain and positive order from the King that would justify the writer in doing all they desire, it should meet with ready obedience, and would give to him and to them great ease. He takes no pleasure in disputes of this nature; and aims only at his own security. ...


Ormond to Sir John Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy

Imparts some further particulars of the correspondence on the pending question of the management of the Irish Revenue. ...


Ormond to Colonel Fitzpatrick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy

If the writer be kept in the same ignorance [concerning affairs in agitation at Court], in which he now is, it will not be proper for him to propose anything, in a matter to which he is a stranger ...

Mentions the pending question with the Farmers. ...


Sir John Topham to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 16 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 208

Document type: Holograph

... "Although their [i.e. the Farmers'] new project has not yet appeared, yet their new establishment has taken vent. For they undertake, not to pay so much in money, but such an establishment,- which is to amount to £300,000 ... viz. Certain, ... £271,000; contingent and casual, £29,000;

... "The Privy-purse money is to be deducted from the present Establishment, to make room for Tangier, of which sum of £61,000 there is to be provision, but £8,000, the remainder will be transported in pieces of eight. ... Certainly, if Tangier be paid, Ireland will suffer infinitely; & if the Irish establishment be paid, Tangier may starve. ... My Lord Ranelagh's opinion is that neither ... will be paid". ...

... Mentions the apprehension of several persons, ... for an alleged plot to seize the King at Oxford. ...


The Names of such Prelates, Peers, and others, as are Justices of the Peace in the County Palatine of Tipperary

Date: 19 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 247

Document type: Original. Endorsed, partially, by Ormond.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Cork

Date: 21 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 274

Document type: Holograph

Notices various matters of military service and discipline. Adds: "I am well content with the exchange between the Talbots. It is a name I have a great kindness for; and am desirous to show it, when it comes in my way".

The more the Duke has thought of Arran's project of dividing his family [between England & Ireland] the less he likes it. In his opinion, "they should either stay together; or come together". ...


[A Schedule of] the Gross-Produce of the Revenue [in Ireland]. Delivered by Sir James Shaen 26 August 1681

Date: 26 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 398

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the gross proceeds of the Revenue [of Ireland]. Delivered by Sir James Shaen

Date: 26 August 1681

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

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


Thomas Taylor to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 524

Document type: Holograph

In obedience to the Lord Lieutenant's commands, bearing date 12th August instant, has given to Sir Charles Meredith an account of the writer's method in the execution of his office [of Treasurer to the Farmers of the Irish Revenue] ...


Subjoined 1

An Abstract of Issues of his Majesty's Revenue, from 24 June to the day of date hereof

Date: 27 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 524-524v

Document type: Original


Subjoined 2

A Commission, by the Farmers of the King's Revenue in Ireland to Thomas Taylor, esquire as their Treasurer

Date: 25 June 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 526

Document type: Certified Copy


Subjoined 3

Instructions for Thomas Taylor, esquire, Treasurer to Sir James Shaen, Knight & Baronet, & to the rest of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Date: 25 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 528

Document type: Certified Copy


Sir John Topham to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 90-92v

Document type: Original

After many days of tedious attendance, the writer has, at length, "had the honour of discoursing my Lord Hyde" [in the MS. as most commonly in these papers, "Hide"] upon the pending questions relating to the accounts of the present Farmers of the Irish Customs. Describes, in great detail, what passed in the course of this conversation; with many references to documentary evidence.


An Act [of the Parliament of Scotland] anent Religion, and the Test

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 31 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 370-371

Document type: Copy; as printed at Edinburgh


Ormond to Sir John Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 31 August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy

... Does not find [from the Commission and Instructions given by the Farmers to Mr Taylor] that he, Taylor, ... "is under any obligation or trust to the King"... Nor is his Majesty "at all secured of the management and disposition of his Revenue, by Mr Taylor's coming into the office of Treasurer to them". ...


Encloses:-

Commission and Instructions by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to Mr Thomas Taylor, as their Treasurer

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copies


Tenour of the Oath to be taken [in Scotland] by all persons in public trust [with a list of such persons]

Date: [August 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 369


Breviate, or Docket, of an unaddressed letter from Lord Ranelagh concerning the proceedings in the Court of Exchequer, against himself & his partners in the late Undertaking for the Management of the Irish Revenue

Date: August 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 441v


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 1 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 530-532

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Have received his Grace's letter of August 6th. ... Have considered the various representations lately made by the Farmers of Revenue in Ireland and have taken his Majesty's pleasure thereupon. The order of 22 March 1678 and all other orders that lay restraint upon the Farmers, contrary to their Covenants are to be recalled. ... Orders for payments upon account of the Establishments of Ireland are to be stopped, until his Majesty's pleasure therein be further signified ... Other directions, concerning various details of the Revenue system & affairs, are added.


Extract of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to ... the Duke of Ormond containing several matters relating to the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], &c

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 149


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 534

Document type: Certified Copy

The Commission now held by Robert Fitzgerald, esquire, for command of a Troop of Horse is to be vacated; and a new Commission for the command of that Troop is to issue to Richard, Lord Dunkellin, son and heir-apparent of William, Earl of Clanricarde.


Breviate, or Docket, of an unaddressed letter from Lord Ranelagh concerning the proceedings in the Court of Exchequer, against himself and his partners in the late Undertaking for the management of the Irish Revenue

Date: 2 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 442


A Copy of the Earl of Ranelagh's Letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 758-759


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 276

Document type: Holograph

Letters of August 2nd and 22nd, received from Lord Arran, are yet unanswered.

There are indications that Captain Fitzgerald is under some alarm that it is intended to remove him from the Council, & from his command in the Army. It will be well to take the King's pleasure upon that subject at once.

As to the government of the new Hospital, the question might fairly be allowed to sleep, until the institution itself is built, furnished, and stocked. ...


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 212

Document type: Holograph

Reports his opinion concerning the "Commission" and "Instruction" of Mr Taylor concerning the Revenue of Ireland; ... and ends thus: ... "This course can be no security to the King, or satisfaction to your Grace. and your Grace will, I suppose, again press the Commissioners of the Treasury for an answer, ... Whether the King is satisfied with the Commissioners of Inspection being thus laid aside, ... and with the Farmers' having liberty to emply the money they receive to what uses they please, without any control upon them".


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 214-215

Document type: Holograph

Gives particulars, corresponding generally with those in Sir John Topham's letter already calendared, concerning the project for farming the Revenue of Ireland ...

Notices the proceedings concerning the Commissioners of Inspection and adds:- "In this, as in all other things relating to Ireland, Sir James [Shaen] is believed, and solely upon his own credit; for neither the Judges, nor any of the King's learned counsel here were consulted on this point". ...


An Order, by the King in Council referring to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland a petition of George Ravenscroft, for consideration and report

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 373

Document type: Original


Conjoined therewith is

Petition of George Ravenscroft, of the City of London merchant to the King

Date: [September] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 373

Document type: Original

Recites that in the year 1674 his Majesty granted to Petitioner his Royal Letters-Patent for the sole manufacture of "Chrystalline Glasses" resembling Rock-Crystal. ...

Recites also that one Andacio Formica an Italian formerly servant to Petitioner has set up in Ireland, to the infringement of Petitioner's rights a like manufacture, and by false suggestions has obtained an Order in that Kingdom to prevent Petitioner from exercising the like. ...

Prays for inquiry & for protection, under the premises.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 5 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy

Returns a letter from Sir J. Topham to the Primate ... Finds that his own figure, in the pending affairs, "is much mistaken when they give me that of an adversary to Sir J[ames] S[haen], his partners, & their projects. ... That I would take is that of a servant, representing to his Majesty the true state of his affairs, as far as I can comprehend them ... and leaving the final determination to the King". ... Is ready to do his part in relation to Mr Worth, presuming that it will be contrived, without scandal upon the charge,- "the place being judicial, & not like some others, wherein traffic is allowable".


A General State of his Majesty's Charge and Revenue, in Ireland, from 25 Dec. 1675, to 20 March, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 7 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 375-382

Document type: Original

A General State of his Majesty's Charge and Revenue, in Ireland, from 25 Dec. 1675, to 20 March, 1680; wherein is [So in MS.] included not only the sums payable by the late & present Establishment, but also such extraordinary payments as have been made out of the present Farm-Rent, by his Majesty's particular letters, or upon special warrants of ... the Lord Lieutenant. [Drawn up by Sir John Champante].


State of the Farm Rent [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland], to the last of August 1681. Given me [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] by Sir John Champante

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 614-615

Document type: Original


A General State of his Majesty's Charge and Revenue, in Ireland, from the 25 of December 1675, to the 20th of March, 1680

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 538-545

Document type: Original

A General State of his Majesty's Charge and Revenue, in Ireland, from the 25 of December 1675, to the 20th of March, 1680, wherein is included, not only the sums payable by the late & present establishment, but also all such extraordinary payments as have been made out of the present Farm-Rent; etc.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 546

Document type: Holograph

Is of opinion that the Lord Lieutenant acts wisely in his resolve to await the next communication from the Lords of the Treasury, in England, before taking away further action concerning the pending affairs of the Farmers of the Revenue here. ...

Thanks the Duke for favour shewn to Mr. Worth. ...

There is great discourse amongst the Fanatics about an intention of the King "to constitute a Vicar-General over all England, such as was the Lord Cromwell in the time of K. Henry VIII"; the person designed being Lord Halifax. ... But, in the writer's opinion, the present juncture of affairs is not "convenient for such a new attempt. God help us when we are put to strife".


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: [London]

Date: 10 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 442

Document type: Copy

Details, at great length, the successive steps of the proceedings in the Court of Exchequer of Ireland, against them and their partners in the late Revenue-undertaking; the points on which it is the writer's desire that his correspondent should obtain the opinion of Counsel - Mr Swifton, or Mr Sprigge, or both,- in Dublin; the endeavours that are to be made to win consent for the withdrawal of certain former pleas, and, generally, the present state & aspect of their case ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 278

Document type: Holograph

Rumour of a new 'Establishment' has given alarm to the Pensioners upon the old; and, among them, to Sir Patrick Barnewall; who goes to England, to look after his interest. The Duke knows that Lord Arran will not be reluctant to help him, if he can ...


Sir Francis Brewster to Ormond

Written from: Brewsterfield

Date: 12 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 504

Document type: Holograph

Conceives that he cannot better pay the duty owing to his Grace, than in laying at his Grace's feet some proofs that he, the Duke, can now to all the great good already done for Ireland that of settling the Revenue, so that it may bring a great increase of advantage to his Majesty ...


Encloses:-

A Proposal for putting the Revenue of Ireland into Management. By Sir Francis Brewster.

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 505-506

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 548

Document type: Copy

Has received their Lordships' letter of 1st inst ... Does not think that it befits him to make reply, since upon represenetation of those apartments to his Majesty he is pleased to declare for taking off the restraint laid upon the Farmers ... although in one paragraph, the judgement seems to be left to the present writer,- whichhe most humbly desires leave to decline; praying for his Majesty's positive orders thereupon, whereby he will be discharged, & his Majesty punctually obeyed.


Ormond to the Archishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 550

Document type: Copy

Communicates correspondence with the Treasury in England, concerning the Farmers of the Revenue. ... Desires advice on some of the matters at issue.


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 14 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 760

Document type: Copy

... By their Lordships' letter of 1st inst. ... the recalling of restrictions laid upon the Farmers of Revenue - "contrary to or not allowed by their Covenants", seems to be made dependant upon the Lord Lieutenant's judgment [of that allegation] - a judgment which he humbly begs his Majesty's leave to decline; conceiving it not to be his propoer work, or indeed his talent, to judge of questions upon Covenants. He prays for his Majesty's positive directions, by which the writer will be "discharged, and his Majesty readily & punctually obeyed". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 280

Document type: Holograph

The Duke perceives, by his son's letter of Sept. 3, that he is desirous to shift the task of correspondence upon the Lord Longford, whose pains (in that kind) are as copious, as Arran's are thrifty.

Has had three royal letters:- one in favour of Dunkellin; two, in disfavour of Fitzgerald.

As to the business of the Revenue, a copy of a letter received from the Commissioners of the Treasury; and the purport of the Duke's answer to the latter part of it, are enclosed. ..


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 282

Document type: Copy (Holograph)

Has received the King's commands for discharging Captain Robert Fitzgerald from attendance at Council, & for removing him from his military command. And has some reason to infer, from a passage in a former letter of the Archbishop concerning Fitzgerald, that it may lie within the power of the latter, so far to redeem his errors, by the performance of some public service, as thereupon to justify the Duke in delaying his obedience to the King's commands, in this particular ...


Ormond to Sir John Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1681

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

Document type: Copy

By enclosed copy of a letter from the Treasury the Solicitor General will see what all the representations concerning the Farmers have produced.

My Lord Primate will impart some doubts on which the Solicitor's advice is desired. ... "I am informed" adds the writer, "out of England that it is designed to provoke me to dissatisfaction, and to some passionate way of expressing; but that stratagem will not take,- if there be any such".


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 551-552

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 14th inst. & has advised thereon with the Solicitor-General [Sir John Temple]. Submits their joint opinion concerning the restraints therein referred to; ... and also concerning the transmission of the accounts of the Vice-Treasurer [of Ireland], referred to in the Treasury Letter to the Lord Lieutenant. ...

Captain Fitzgerald is not now in town. If the writer should see him, ... he will give his Grace the best account he can of that business ...

Communicates correspondence with Mr Tyrrel. ...


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 220-221

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Primate & the writer are agreed the the direction, in the Treasury letter, "is positive to take off the restraint laid upon the Farmers, by the Order of 22 March, 1678, and that the following words relate only to any other restraints, that lie upon them, contrary to their Covenants". ...

It does not, therefore, seem needful to expect [ie to await] "a further direction from the King, to take off that restraint by the Order of 22 March; and therefore my Lord Primate did not send away your letter to the Lords Commissioners, wherein you desire a positive order", from the King ...

Adds, at great length, the writer's opinion of various technical details concerning matters of revenue-procedure, arising out of the Farm.


Keating to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 286-287

Document type: Holograph

Reports particulars of a conference with the Lord Primate upon the late Treasury Correspondence concerning the affairs of the Farmers of the Revenue ...

His Grace was pleased to shew the present writer a letter from Lord Ranelagh who desires that the Lord Lieutenant would call in the assistance, in an extraordinary manner, of the Judges and King's Counsel here, in order "to keep the Farm still in his hands, for which their is as little reason as for putting it in Sir James Shaen's ..."


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 222-223

Document type: Holograph

Sends draughts of orders, concerning the Revenue Farmers, which it may be now proper to sign; with observations thereupon, and upon the issue of imprest warrants for payments to the Army. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: Undated [20 September?] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 284

Document type: Holograph Minute

Communicates a letter relating to Captain Robert Fitzgerald.

There is certainty that the faction which now disturbs England, and threatens the peace, if not the being of the Government, has well-wishers & correspondents in Ireland. The action of the Juries of Clare and Wexford, and many other circumstances, give proof of this; and there is a very strong probability that Captain Fitzgerald is, at the least, not ignorant who these correspondents are. Should the Archbishop find Fitzgerald backward and trifling, upon the inquiry, "the whole matter may be let fall". ...


Memorial of the Lords Commisioners of Public Accounts in Ireland to the Lord Lieutenant upon certain Revenue Accounts of the existing Farm; referred to in correspondence with the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 553

Document type: Original [With five signatures]. Endorsed, as communicated to the Lords of Treasury in England, Sept. 27th. 1681


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 21 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 555

Document type: Copy

[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, [directing the Farmers of the Revenue of that Kingdom, after issue of assignments for what was due to the Civil & Military Lists, up to 30th April last to issue assignments for the payment of £20,000, to be transmitted to Tangier, and for such other special service, as his Majesty shall appoint].


[Draught [of An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland recalling a previous order of 22 March, 1678

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 September 1681. ["Recd from Mr Solicitor, 21 Sept. 1681".]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 556

Draught [of An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant & Council [of Ireland], recalling a previous order of 22 March, 1678 forbidding the issue of assignments or orders for payments of money out of the Revenue of Ireland, by the Farmers thereof, until communication of the same to certain "Commissioners of Inspection" therein named.


[Draught of an Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [to Sir John Champante for the preparation of certain accounts of the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom. Drawn up by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General of Ireland]

Date: [21 September 1681. Dated only upon the endorsement.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 566


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 762-763

Document type: Copy

Further particulars of the state of the Revenue, and of the accounts thereof; & of the effect of certain changes of method and routine upon the Arrears of Pay due to his Majesty's Army. ...

Communicates copies of Instructions given to the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, and to the Muster-Master General ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 224-225

Document type: Copy

Further details concerning proceedings to be taken, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council, in pursuance of the directions contained in the late Treasury letter for rescinding the Council Order of 22 March 1678, concerning issues by the Farmers of the Revenue.


Encloses:-

Warrant by Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond for the issue of £20,000, for the Garrison at Tangier

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 224-225


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 24 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 286

Document type: Holograph

Has heard from Lord Longford that Arran means to take leave of the King at Newmarket, and then to set out towards Ireland.

Fitzgerald is dismissed from the Army, and will be from the Council as soon as there is a meeting.

The Duchess of Ormond is now in better health than she has had for these twelve months past. ...


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: Undated [24 September 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 559

Document type: Copy

[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, [to the Vice-Treasurer and his Deputy, for the stay of payments upon Warrants, Orders, & Directions, heretofore issued for sums that became due upon the Establishment, since the last day of April, until further order be given thereupon].


A like Order, for the preparation of Copies of the Vice-Treasurer's Accounts from 25 Dec. 1675 to 1 May 1681 and for the delivery of the same to his Majesty's Commissioners of Accounts to be by them transmitted into England

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 24 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 560

Document type: Copy


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 226

Document type: Holograph

Sends draughts of two warrants, prepared by the Muster-Master General, which may be proper to be signed by the Lord Lieutenant, "in case [he] shall think fit to observe the directions of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in their last letter concerning the last three months' pay due to the Army".


A List of the Commissioned Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland; togther with the numbers of non-commissioned Officers & Soldiers of each Troop and Company and their Head-quarters; etc.

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 25 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 630-633, incl.

Document type: Original


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [to the Muster-Master-General of that Kingdom for withdrawal of all Warrants for the pay of the Army, for the month of June 1681, until further order in that behalf

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 561

Document type: Copy


A like Order, for the delivery by the Receiver-General to the Muster-Master General of all Warants issued for Army Pay, of June, 1681, until further Order be given in that behalf

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 563

Document type: Copy


A like Order for the preparation by Sir John Champante, Deputy Vice-treasurer of Ireland, of an account of all sums received by him, since 25 Dec 1675, from any persons whatsoever other than the present Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of this Kingdom

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: [26 September] 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 565

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Date: 27 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 557

Document type: Copy

Communicates various papers relating to the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland; the methods of procedure and the Accounts, arrears, and debts thereof.

Adds: "The Order I have not yet sent is that which requires the recall of the Order of Council of Mar 22nd, 1678, imposing a restriction upon the Farmers ... which I have only deferred till the meeting of a Council at Dublin, that it may be recalled by the same authority that imposed it". ...


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 288

Document type: Holograph

Accordng to his Grace's directions, has, with the Solicitor-General, considered the King's Letter about the restraint put upon [the issues of money by] the Farmers of the Revenue. They incline to the opinion that although the directions already received may be sufficient to warrant the Lord Lieutenant in discharging the Farmers from that restraint, it will be more safe to have them under the privy-signet,- "an authority equal to that which confirmed" the restraint aforesaid. ... They intend however, to discourse further of the matter, with some of the Commissioners of Accounts. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 288

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letter of Sept. 20 got hither within five days. It is news indeed, that the Duke should be suspected of partiality towards Lord Ranelagh. And the grounds for it are very slender.

Morley (the depositions agains whom were sent to Arran) has obtained, from many justices of peace and others in Meath, a certificate of loyalty. But that document argues rather for the diasffection of its subscribers, than for Morley's honesty.

The government yacht shall await Arran, at Holyhead, on the 20th of October. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 228

Document type: Copy

It seems that one of the principal reasons assigned for rescinding the Council Order of 22 March 1678 is that, for five years pat, the Farmers have punctually "complied with their undertaking". If this be so, the monthly 'states' given in by Sir John Champante, have been very erroneous. ...


A Report, by the Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 569

A Report, by the Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of the directions given by them to Sir John Champante, Deputy Vice Treasurer, for the preparation of various Accounts and Returns, concerning the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom.


[A Statement of the] Arrears on the Civil List [of Ireland], from 25 December, 1675, to Michaelmas 1681. [Certified by Richard Chapelle, Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer]

Date: 29 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 580-581

Document type: Original


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 290-292

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]. Endorsed by Ormond.

Reports, at great length, the proceedings of the Commissioners of Accounts, who have now completed those of the Vice-Treasurer, up to the 20th of March last. ... Notices the delays interposed in the way of their endeavour to obtain the accounts of Sir John Champante [deputy Vice-Treasurer], up to the 30th of April. ...

Reports also the course taken as to the examination of persons who offer testimony concerning the late "horrid plot": In the Lord Lieutenant's absence, and in want of any express commission for the purpose, it is deemed most fit (after consultation with Lord Chief Justice Keatinge, and others), that the persons in question shall be examined by the Mayor & Recorder of the City.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 29 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy

Communicates a copy of his letter of 27th inst to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.

Adds some details concerning the issue of Pay-Warrants for the Army. ...

Sends also a letter received from Sir Robert Southwell.


An Abstract of the Account of the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland; to 30 Septr 1681. By Sir John Champante.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 621-622

Document type: Original


A Copy of the "Abstract of Account" calendared immediately above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 623-624

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 290

Document type: Holograph

Fitzpatrick having written a letter to the Duchess, in the course of which he said that if the Duke of Ormond would be "easy to the Ministers", he would himself be easy in his Government, he has written his mind on that head to Fitzpatrick, who will shew Arran the letter.

As to Sir John Shaen, my Lord Hyde may be assured that it is impossible for that Knight to make the writer angry, or to incline him to do Shaen hurt. A man "so fruitful of inventions" may well light upon good ideas, to which the Duke will never decline an ear, because they come from Shaen. Neither will he believe that a man can fail in nothing, because he has been right in one or two things ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy

Desires that the Primate, and the rest of the Commissioners of Accounts, will send to England certain customary accounts of the Revenue and Finance of Ireland, with a short letter [to the Lords of the Treasury] ... "incorporating also such an answer as Sir John Champante has [given], or shall give you, concerning the account, to the last of April, and of the Undertaking [Meaning, of the Revenue Farm]". ...

Adds particulars respecting forms of examination of witnesses.


Chief Justice Keating to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 237-238

Document type: Holograph

Reports particulars of the proceedings of the Commissioners of Public Accounts ... Adds: "I presume on the balance of the acounts to the 20th of March (being £93,000), to acquaint your Grace that Sir John Champante [MS.: "Champantye"] demanded an allowance of £92,750, for so much transmitted by the Vice-Treasurer into England for his Majesty's use at Windsor; it being £20,000 per annum, of the £27,000 per annum reserved by his Majesty in the contract with the present Farmers;- and the whole brought into the account of that year, but [it] was denied him, for want of vouchers, as by a memorandum (at Sir John's earnest suit), added to the account, may appear.

That which occasions this trouble in your Grace is an apprehension I am under, that, though the Vice-Treasurer hath had bills for this £93,000 from the farmers, ... yet hath he not paid the whole sum by him received, to the use it was designed for. It being most certain that Sir John Champante hath, for divers precedent years, demanded allowances for part of this money, but was always denied, for lack of vouchers". ...

"The exact sum of the Balance is £92,322: 12s. 10½d."


An Account of Money paid unto Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General, by Orders & Assignments of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, on account of their Farm-Rent, from the 1st May, 1681, to the 1st October following

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 620

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 October 1681 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 292

Document type: Holograph

Describes a conversation with Fitzgerald, who came to Kilkenny in September. He made great professions of loyalty, such, the Duke told him, as are made by many to whom the King gives little credit, and by some who have entered into Treason. His conduct, the Duke also told him, had been such as could not be approved of. He applied for leave of departure from Ireland (as a "Patent Officer") under the Great Seal, which has not been refused him; and goes to England, to attempt his justification. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 October 1681 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 294-295

Document type: Holograph

Since the writing of the Duke's former letter, of like date, Arran's of Sept. 27, has been received and also one from Col. Fitzpatrick, relating to Fitzgerald.

Enters (at great length) into matters of revenue & finance.

Notices the need to execute a Deed of Trust relating to the marriage settlements of George Mathew nephew of the Duke to whom upon that event he gave a mortgage upon the rents of Thurles; Arran, and Lord Arundel of Wardour [Son of the Lord Arundel who sacrificed Wardour Castle for K. Charles I 1644, and his life, in 1648; and now one of the group of Romanist Lords, imprisoned in the Tower, by the perjury of Titus Oates], being the Trustees. ...


Ormond to Sir Leoline Jenkins

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 336

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

Recommends Dr Hopkins for the vacant bishopric of Derry ... He is one of the best, and most discreet, preachers the writer ever heard. ... His 'promosition' [promotion] to a much better bishopric [than that of Raphoe]. ... The writer humbly offers Dean Sheridan for Raphoe.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 296

Document type: Holograph

The copy of a letter which the Duke has written to Mr Secretary Jenkins, upon occasion of the death of the Bishop of Derry is now enclosed for Lord Arran's perusal. The proposal it contains was made to the Duke by the Lord Primate. If aproved in England, it will enable some provision to be made for many of the clergy who merit encouragement.

With Dr. Tillotson, the Duke's only acquaintance lies in the having heard some of his sermons, and in the reading of all his publications that he could get. They convince the Duke of his virtue and of his fitness for the Bishopric of Derry (which, all things considered, may be viewed as not inferior to the Archbishopric of Dublin). If Tillotson will consent to be so far transplanted, he may, in Derry, render great service to God, to the Church, and to the King ...


A Brief Estimate of what is due on the Military List [of Ireland] to the 25 September 1681, for which no warrants are yet issued. [By Abraham Yarnes, Muster-Master General of the Army]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 573

Document type: Original


Abraham Yarner to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 571

Document type: Original

In obedience to the Lord Lieutenant's commands has recalled the Warrants for June pay [of the Army] formerly issued by his Grace to Sir John Champante, Deputy Vice-Treasurer. Has prepared new Warrants for his Grace's signature, which are transmitted herewith, together with "the draught of an Order for dispensing with the Sacrament for some longer time, as your Grace shall think fit, because Sir John Champante cannot now make stop of the pay of such as have not received, by reason of this alteration of the Warrants". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 10 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 298

Document type: Holograph

Former letters (to Arran, and to Jenkins), upon the subject of the Derry bishopric were written immediately upon notice of the vacancy; otherwise mention would also have been made of Marsh, Bishop of Kilmore, as fit to be offered to the King's consideration, either for Derry or for Raphoe.

Sheridan, it is added, declined the Bishopric of Killala, as being more at ease where he is; and the Duke cannot think him so fit, in all respects, for Derry, as anyone of the others he has named ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 300

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letters of Oct 1st and 4th.

The Duchess continues in better health, than the writer dared to hope for; so that he is now willing to allow of her stay in Ireland, for the winter.

Hopes to meet Arran in Dublin towards the end of this month. Thanks him for hawks, but cannot say how he likes them, until he see them fly. Dunkellin may make a good Captain of Horse; and a good Councillor too,- as long as he holds his peace. ...


Lords Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 575

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

Gives a further Report of their proceedings, in collecting & examing the Treasury Account of Ireland.


Sir John Topham to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 577-578

Document type: Holograph

The Commissioners of Public Accounts having been pleased to call the writer to their assistance, in examining the Treasury Accounts, he now begs leave to submit his opinion upon certain points thence arising.


Includes therein:-

A Summary of the Accounts of the Farmers of Revenue; to 30 Septr., 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [30 September 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 577-577v


Report from the Lords Commissioners of Accounts in Ireland to the Lord Lieutenant on the Accounts of the Farmers of the Revenue, for September 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 618

Document type: Original [with two signatures]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 302

Document type: Holograph

But for the fear that unfit persons would be obtruded upon the Chruch, the Duke could heartily wish he had nothing to do preferments or promotions. Few men are fit for Derry. Probably, a hundred men think themselves fit. Only one man can have it [It was given on this occasion to Dr Ezekiel Hopkins]. All the rest are men discontented. Much alarm is expressed that the Archbishop of Dublin is near his end. But the Clergy can, by report, kill off men that stand in their way, as well as Officers of the Army. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 October 1681 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 306

Document type: Holograph

Instructs Lord Arran to ascertain the truth as to some instance or instances of a scandalous traffic in military commissions, of which the Duke has had some intimation, and the mystery cast about which he is resolved to dispel; if he is to have had any hand in the Army Establishment ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 October 1681 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 304

Document type: Holograph

Since the writing of the letter bearing a like date, Lord Arran's letters of Oct. 8 and 11 have been received.

The accused Popish priest has been examined at Dublin, & committed. But it is much to be suspected, adds the Duke, "that the whole matter was contrived, & timed, for my Lord of Shaftesbury's service; and that copies of the Information were sent over in haste, to come forth in print before his Lordship's trial". ...


Note of the Creation of Sir Richard Parsons as Baron Oxmanstown and Viscount Rosse, in the Peerage of Ireland

Date: 21 October 1681

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

Document type: From Bp. Stearne's MSS


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 422-423

Document type: Holograph

Reports various particulars of the proceedings of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Accounts of the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland; of an attempt by one Morley to suborn witnesses concerning the accounts of Sir John Davys; and also of proceedings against "certain misinformers & scandalisers of the Government" [of Ireland].


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 308-309

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letters of the 15th. 18th. and 22nd. of Oct. have been duly received.

A promise was given to Lord Cork for the removal of the Scottish Companies from Youghal, but disturbances in that town have occasioned delay in effecting the removal. Lord Cork's desire, when the town is quiet, shall not fail of compliance.

Dr. Sheridan's non-residence in his See precludes the recommendation of his removal to a better one; he has obtained indeed that of the Duke of York to the writer. But the Duke of York's recommendation is of greater force with the writer, "in all other things, than the choice of Clergymen". ...


The Answer of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to a paper of Sir John Champante's upon a 'State' of the Farmers concerning their Rent due to the King, the last of October, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 October 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 583

Document type: Original


State of the Farm [of Revenue in Ireland] Account, to the last of September, 1681. Delivered by Sir John Champante to the Lord Lieutenant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 November 1681 [So in MS., but it is probably an error of the pen for "October"]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 616-617

Document type: Original

State of the Farm [of Revenue in Ireland] Account, to the last of September, 1681. Delivered by Sir John Champante to the Lord Lieutenant.


The Petition of John Mayhill to the King

Date: 3 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 10

Document type: Copy

Recites his suit to the King for a grant of forfeited lands in Ireland, in compensation of losses sustained by deceased persons engaged in the King's service, and now represented by Petitioner. With the Order of Referrance; & the subsequent Report thereon. (Oct. 20, 1682) ...


An Account of Money paid by Orders and Assignments of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, on account of their Farm-Rent, from 1 OCt. 1681, to 1 Nov. following. (Presented by the Farmers at the Board [of Privy Council])

Date: 4 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 591

Document type: Original


[An Order of Reference] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland] [to the Commissioners of Accounts of that Kingdom concerning "Sir John Champante's State of the Farm-Rent to the last of Sept. 1681

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 7 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 587

Document type: Original [with twelve signatures]


A Comparison between the Account made up by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of the payments made by them ... upon account of their Farm to the last of Oct., 1681, and a 'State' thereof made by Sir J. Champante; shewing the reason of the difference betwixt them

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 7 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 589

Document type: Original


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 379

Document type: Original

Recommends John Corbett for a place of Cornet of Horse, in his Majesty's Army of Ireland.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 391-392

Document type: Copy

It is now, the writer thinks, more than a year since he first saw a little book, ... called, Observations and Reflections on my Lord of Castlehaven's 'Memoirs'. ... It affirms many matters of fact positively which are easily & authentically to be disproved ... It deduces consequences injurious to the memory of the dead and to the honour of some living. Amongst those that by the blessing of God are still living, the writer finds himself to be the worst treated, twenty years after the King's Restoration & forty after the beginning of the Irish Rebellion. ... He ... and ... others are "represented to under the ... figure of Papists, or popishly affected; ... not because they are so thought by those that employ the representers, but because they are known to be too good Protestants, & too loyal subjects to join in the destruction of the Crown and the Church" ...

... The writer was unwilling to believe that book to be of Lord Anglesey's composing. He hoped that some of the suborned libellers of the Age had endeavoured to indicate his Lordship; not his Lordship to imitate them. But, now, he is told by his son & also by the bearer Sir Robert Reading, that Lord Anglesey has owned to them that the piece is his; but professes the publication to be without his order. ...


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 12 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 424

Document type: Holograph

Found the task, assigned to the writer, of perusing & making his observations upon the new Contract for the Revenue of Ireland a very laborious one;- it containing upwards of four hundred sheets, so that much time had to spent upon it ... The Contract is chiefly promoted by Lord Hyde & Sir Edward Dering ... And the former is very impatient of obstruction or delay ... If what the writer has to say shall not suffice to obstruct the passing of it, he will earnestly press the transmission of it to his Grace ... Encloses papers thereon.


Copy of the Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Anglesey, calendared at MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 391-392

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 12 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 258, b and c

[Addition to Carte Collection: Purchased, 1881]


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 12 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 594

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Desire certain information as to arrears of the Farm-Rent due to the King in Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 310

Document type: Holograph

Notices the dangerous illness of the Bishop of Meath. Has written to Mr Secretary Jenkins upon various Church matters Copies of his letters will apprise Lord Arran of the Duke's views thereupon. ...


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 15 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 592

Document type: Original. [With four signatures].


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 142-143

Document type: Copy. As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 312

Document type: Holograph

All the current business at Dublin belongs to the Term and the Judges. At Council, there is little to do but to hear witnesses who are (the Duke fears) forswearing themselves. Men leave Ireland, with bad English and worse clothes; they come back with the outward aspect of well-bred gentlemen, in cannonaded periwigs and broadcloth; their brogues, with leather straps, converted into fashionable shoes with glittering buckles. And zeal for the Protestant religion - the zeal of tories, thieves, and friars,- has founded "a school of Informers". ...


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Date: 17 November 1681

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

Document type: Copy

Although the writer several times gave order for an Abstract of the Vice-Treasurer's accounts, in pursuance of their Lordships' letter of 1st September, it was not brought to him until the 16th instant. It is now transmitted.


Agenda-Paper of the Duke of Ormond together with notes of a Conversation held by His Grace, this day, with Mr Robert Fitzgerald, upon a Petition proposed by Fitzgerald to be submitted to the King

Date: 21 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 94-95


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 427

Document type: Holograph

Reports further proceedings at the Council-Board & elsewhere, concerning the proposed new Farm of the Revenue of Ireland.


Petition of William Hounoghane, a prisoner at Cork to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 23 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 375

Document type: Original

Recites prisoner's committal to the County Gaol of Cork; proposals made to him, purporting to be made by the Lord Lieutenant order, by William Welsh, Recorder of the City of Cork; ...

Prays for inquiry, and for protection during six months.


Subjoins:-

William Hounoghane to William Welsh, Recorder of Cork

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 377-378

Document type: Copy

States the writer's answer to certain "Proposal" purporting to be made by order of his Grace the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 26 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 429

Document type: Holograph

States some of the causes of the great discrepancies between the several computations of the Revenue of Ireland made by the "new Proposers", & by the writer.


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 596

Document type: Holograph

Transmits some information as to the Revenue Accounts of Ireland, received from Lord Ranelagh.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 313

Document type: Holograph

Some private affairs, and a desire to set out work to be done in Spring, induced the Duke to come hither from Grangebeg; but he is now about to return to Dublin.

In a letter that has been received from the Lords of the Treasury there are things that seem to the Duke "much mistaken", as he purposes to show upon his return.

Hetherington's imprisonment, the writer thinks, "will neither hinder nor invalidate his testimony, if a Jury will not find him guilty, although they have clear evidence to lead them to it". ...


Minutes of Proceedings upon affairs concerning the Revenue of Ireland, before the King in Council

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 431-432

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 November 1681 [sent with the preceding of 27th]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 314

Document type: Holograph

Lord Ranelagh has written to the Duke a letter, dated November 12; with the heads of the new Revenue Contract, and of his Lordship's papers of objections. It is not from him that this first information should have come. Nor can the Duke forbear to say that no Government, under the Crown of England, was ever so much slighted & affronted as this Government has been in the whole of this [Revenue] affair ...


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 433

Document type: Holograph

Upon the question whether the King should first let the Revenue of Ireland & then call a Parliament there, or should take the last named step before concluding any contract the Lords [of Council] are likely to be divided. Lord Hyde avows himself to be the enemy to a Parliament in Ireland. Some few others are of his opinion. But the writer has reason to think that the King himself inclines to call a Parliament; and is sure that many Lords will give him that advice. ...

Encloses an account of the proceedings in Council on previous day.


Thomas Sheridan to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 435-436

Document type: Holograph

At the meeting of Council yesterday Mr. Robartes agent of Sir James Shaen was baffled, & Lord Ranelagh's objections so far allowed as that in the writer's opinion, the new design is likely to be laid aside. The King inclines to a management [of the Revenue], and by the bait of "providing for Tangier" was drawn in to approve it, so far as he did. That, being now found to be an artifice, will not it is presumed, secure the undertakers from his Majesty's displeasure ...


Lord Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 29 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 598

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Any claims to 'Defalcations', which the Farmers of the Revenue may have, the Lord Lieutenant is requested to examine & to transmit hither.


A month's Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the last day of November [1681]. [By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Revenue Farm].

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 November 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 627-628

Document type: Original


Extracts from the proposed 'Form of a Contract' for a Farm of the Revenue of Ireland, by Sir James Shaen, and others, sent to the Duke of Ormond

Date: Undated [November? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 466


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 315

Document type: Holograph

One of the chief witnesses against Oliver Plunket, Moyer, has fallen under the danger of the law, by advising some persons, whom, he himself has accused of High Treason, to depart the Kingdom. It seems plain to the writer that this fellow and others of his gang set up for the Government of the Popish Clergy, at least in the North; and he believes them as ready to contrive & execute mischief against the English and Protestants as anybody they have so advised ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 393-394

Document type: Copy

... His Grace's letter consisting only of generals, Lord Anglesey can only adapt his answer, ... by giving the reverse of his Grace's "strained & erroneous affirmations;- by giving his own plain & true negatives". ...

He absolutely denies that he affirms any matters of fact positively in that book which are easily, or authentically, or at all to be disproved. ...

... Adds, at very great length, a statement of his views upon many of the salient points of the subject at issue; and an enumeration of various particulars of the history of the Rebellion, generally, upon which information will be welcome, ... as the writer proceeds upon the task he has undertaken.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph

It is one part of the misfortune of Ireland, that when anything of great moment concerning this Kingdom falls under debate [in England], and hath been formerly taken into consideration, all that we had formerly written upon the subject, & all circumstances relating to it, are forgotten. And so it fell out in the matter of the Parliament here,- made use of by my Lord of Ranelagh to obstruct the oassage of the new Proposals for the Revenue ... It was forgotten, or perhaps was never known to all the present Ministers, that it was never undertaken or thought of, from hence, to bring the Revenue of this Kingdom to £300,000, a year. It was indeed required from England, and we were ordered to transmit Bills that might bring it to that ...


Some touches in the Answer of the Duke of Ormond to the Duke of York, then in Scotland, ... to what H. R. H. writ on the difficulties made as to his going for England

Date: 14 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 236-236v

Document type: [Probably from Sir R. Southwell's MSS.]


A News-Letter, addressed to the Rev. Ralph Hope of Coventry

Written from: London

Date: 15 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 212-213

Proceedings in Council. Foreign Advices. Naval news ...


Ormond to Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 600

Document type: Copy

Although the precedents mentioned in their Lordships' letter of Nov. 15, for recalling, altering, & dividing of Warrants, and for paying the Army by imprest, are true, and have upon several occasions been practised; yet it cannot be instanced that upon the recall, alteration, or division, [aforesaid], Warrants for full pay by way of imprest, have at any time been directed to any but to the Vice-Treasurer, or Commissioners of the Treasury, authorized under the Great-Seal. ...

... It is apparent that the Farmers of the Revenue here have never "complied punctually" [as they pretend to have donw] with the terms of their undertaking ...within the four years of the writer's present term of Government, they have been always above £30,000, in arrear ...


[A Tabular View of the] Gross Proceeds of the Revenue [of Ireland], from 25 Dec. 1676, to 25 Dec. 1681. [By the Farmers of that Revenue]

Date: 25 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 602

Document type: Original [with three signatures]


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [25 December 1680]/4 January 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 54

Document type: Copy

Languishes for H. M's permission to return. "All the discourse here is of the Comet". ...


Mr Pembroke to Mr Grindle

Written from: [Apparently written from Scotland]

Date: 26 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 242

Document type: Original. [The date is from an endorsement by Ld. Wharton].

Reports his discharge of certain commissions entrusted to him in affairs of the Wharton faimly. Mentions various juridical and political incidents in Scotland.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 December 1680/[6 January 1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 55v

Document type: Copy

Mentions proceedings in Parliament; and the audience given by the King to the Prince of Hanover (Bishop of Osnaburg) "whose person is extremely agreeable to the Court".


A Month's Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the last day of December [1681]. [By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Revenue Farm].

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 631-632

Document type: Original


Notes for an answer [to be written by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], to a Letter from the Lords of the Treasury of November 15 [1681?]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [December? 1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 426


A Cypher, used in the Correspondence of the Duke of Ormond, with Sir J[oseph] W[illiamson]

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 448-449

Document type: Original. Apparently, endorsed by Williamson.


An Ode, in imitation of Pindar, on the death of ... Thomas, Earl of Ossory. By K. C.

Written from: London

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 234-237

Document type: In print (London, S. Carr, 1681. fol.)


Answer of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutnenant of Ireland to the Memorial of the Farmers of the Revenue of that Kingdom of August 9th inst.

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 284-285

Document type: Holograph Minute


A List of ... the Duke of Ormond's ancient Estate [in the counties of Kilkenny Tipperary Mayo Waterford Meath and Wicklow, respectively];

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 341-344

Document type: Original

A List of ... the Duke of Ormond's ancient Estate [in the counties of Kilkenny Tipperary Mayo Waterford Meath and Wicklow, respectively]; with the number of acres, and rent, as it is set in the year 1681; over and above the rents payable to mortgagees


An Extract from my Lord of Anglesey's book ["Observations and Reflections on the Earl of Castlehaven's 'Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland'"]; relating to his late, and present, Majesty

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 509-510


Collections of Godly Prayers; to be used before and after receiving the Holy Sacrament. [Compiled] by a Person of Honour. Written by B. Carpenter.

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 272, p(p). 1-124


[Extracts, by Sir Robert Southwell], out of Dryden's 'Achitophel' [so in MS]

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 412


Narrative of murders committed [viz. on or about the 6th of January 1642] (during the Great Irish Rebellion of 1641, and following years)

Date: [1681?]

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

Document type: Original. [Noted, by Carte, as apparently in the hand of Mr. Kearney, of Fethard].

Narrative of murders committed [viz on or about the 6th of January 1642] (during the Great Irish Rebellion of 1641, and following years), at Shruell in Connaught, upon the persons of about thirty Protestant Inhabitants, by Edmund Alt, and his accomplices. Drawn up, apparently after the year 1680, for the information of the Duke of Ormond. ...


Note upon the true date of the murders above-mentioned (MS. Carte 2, fol(s). 215), herein described as committed "at the Silver-Mines"

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 2, fol(s). 231


An Account of some proceedings in Tipperary in December, 1641. Drawn up for the information of the Duke of Ormond, by James Kearney, of Fethard

Date: 1681?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 2, fol(s). 232

An Account of some proceedings in Tipperary in December, 1641. Drawn up for the information of the Duke of Ormond, by James Kearney, of Fethard.

[Note. The Duke of Ormond has added to the original endorsement of this undated paper, the words: "With the Earl of Anglesey's papers". These words evidently relate to documents connected with the famous dispute between the Duke and the Earl, which entailed upon the censure of the King in Council.]


A brief Account of all the transactions of St Anne's Guild [in Dublin], since the year 1620

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30, fol(s). 289


Annex 1

A Schedule of Fee-Farms granted by the Guild aforesaid, ... in the years 1621 and 1622

Date: 6 March 1621 to 26 May 1622

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30, fol(s). 289

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Leases granted in Anno 1638, by the Fraternity of St. Anne's Guild for sixty years

Date: 1638

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30, fol(s). 292

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

A Schedule of Fee Farms granted, as above; ... in the years 1656-1669

Date: 4 July 1656 to 7 April 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30, fol(s). 293-294

Document type: Copy


Annex 4

An Account of what Lands the Fraternity of St Ann's Guild have left out of their 'true and perfect Rent-Roll', in their Second Answer in Chancery

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30, fol(s). 294-295


Annex 5

An Account of what the Fraternity ..., and their Tenants, are in arrear of, since 25 March, 1641

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 30, fol(s). 295


Petition of the Commissioners of Appeals in Causes of Excise & New Impost [in Ireland] to Richard, Earl of Arran Lord Deputy

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 272

Document type: Original

Pray that the salaries of Petitioners may be charged upon a fund herein stated


Agenda-Notes on various matters, civil and military, of the Administration of Ireland. By James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 274

Document type: Holograph


Return, by Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver General of Ireland of sums due from the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom; in pursuance of an Order of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 276

Document type: Original


The Substance of that which is to be written [by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], to the Commissioners of the Treasury [in England] concerning the [sum of] £12,295 [twice over charged, against his Majesty, by the Farmers of the Revenue of that Kingdom]

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 297


A Narrative, by the Earl of Castelhaven of the Composition of his Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 443-449

Document type: Copy

A Narrative, by the Earl of Castelhaven, of the Composition of his Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland; of the surreptitious publication & subsequent calling in thereof; of his Correspondence thereupon with the Earl of Anglesey; and of his objections to certain passages herein enumerated of that Earl's "Letter ... upon the Memoirs" aforesaid.


A further Petition of Thomas Harold to the King

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 250

Document type: Apparently original


Petition of Thomas Harold to the King

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 240

Document type: Apparently, original

Recites the circumstances under which Petitioner, and others of the Clergy of the Romish Communion in Ireland subscribed the profession of due Allegiance to his Majesty, known as "The Irish Remonstrance" of the year 1660-61; and the sufferings and disabilities since incurred by many of the subscribing Clergy, in consequence thereof. ...

Prays for "his Majesty's royal commiseration of the said Remonstrants", and for his protection of the under the circumstances recited ...


Representation and Petition of Thomas Harold, aforesaid to the King

Date: 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 244-248

Document type: Apparently, Original

[An extended statement on the same subject; with like prayer for the King's commiseration of the sufferings of the few surviving Remonstrants.]


The humble Supplication of Presbyterian Ministers in the North of Ireland [Patrick Adair, Alexander Fergusson, and Alexander Hutcheson] to the King

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 569

Document type: Original

Declare their loyalty to his Majesty's Government, and their gratitude for former protection thereunder against certain false accusers ...

Pray to be allowed "the quiet exercise of the ministry", by his Majesty's commands addressed to the Chief Governor.


[Observations] concerning the present Farmers' Rent [for his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], and how it hath been paid by them

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 396

Document type: Original


A brief State of the Case touching the £4,000 remaining unpaid for the Customs of Londonderry

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 682

Document type: Apparently Original


[An Account of] Payments, [out of the Exchequer of Ireland], made over and above the Establishment [of that Kingdom. Certified by Richard Chapelle, Deputy Auditor]

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 640-642v

Document type: Original


[An Account of like] Payments, upon extraordinary Warrants; to be ... allowed out of such Fund as shall hereafter be appointed for furnishing his Majesty's stores in this Kingdom

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 643

Document type: Original


[An Account of like] Payments, on Imprest-Warrants, to be deducted out of such Money as shall hereafter be appointed for defraying the extraordinary charge of his Majesty's forces [in Ireland]

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 643v-644

Document type: Original


An Extract out of my Lord of Anglesey's Book [A Letter to the Earl, etc.] relating to my Lord Duke of Ormond

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 296-297


A Letter about Ireland, [upon the same subject and occasion]

Date: Undated [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 299-308

Document type: Draught. Anonymous and undated. With many erasures & corrections.


A Memoir on the same subject and occasion; by James, Earl of Castlehaven

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 309-321

Document type: Copy


A Narrative of Incidents during the latter part of the War in Ireland against the English Parliamentarians. Apparently, dictated by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland? With some slight verbal corrections in his autograph.

Date: Undated [1681?] [Probably drawn up on occasion of the publication of the Earl of Anglesey's Letter to the Earl of Castlehaven.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 343-356


A Narrative of Proceedings in Ireland, upon several occasions, relating to the Plot [1678 to 1680, October?]

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 545-548

Document type: Apparently, original


An Account of the Proceedings in the cause [concerning certain lands in Ireland], between [Edward] Lord Ward and [Edward] Brabazon

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 166-167

Document type: Original?


An Account of the Irish that preserved the English and Protestants, from the fray of the rabble, in the beginning of the Rebellion in the North. [By the Duke of Ormond]

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 73, fol(s). 126-127

Document type: Copy


A Calculation of the Charge of the Civil and Military Lists] of Ireland, with the ways prepared for the discharge thereof

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 278

Document type: Original


Proposals for raising £20,000, per annum, "by advancing of the Quit-Rents of several Counties [of Ireland], which do not now pay in porportion with others"

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 279

Document type: Original


A Representation of Grievances addressed by certain Protestant Dissenters residing within the barony of Kendal, in the County of Westmoreland, to Philip 4th Lord Wharton chiefly in respect to the execution of the Acts against Recusancy ...

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 602

Document type: Original; but with the signatures in one handwriting


Copy of the Representation above-recited

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 604

[Note: The acts complained of are dated within the years 1678-1680].


A true Account of the sufferings of several of His Majesty's subjects, Protestants, in the County of Norfolk, under pretence of ... the Stuates of Recusancy, in the months of October & November 1680

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 606

Document type: Original


Resolution to be proposed to the House of Lords, in Parliament assembled, against the extension by Justices, of the Acts of Parliament passed against Popish Recusants to the case of Protestant Dissenters

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 607

Document type: Minutes; in the hand apparently of Lord Wharton


Articles of the Act of Succession to the Crown of Scotland

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 694-694v


A Statement of the proceedings of the Earl of Argyll for the recovery of a Spanish Ship, sunk at Tobermory, in 1588. Together with proposals by Mr Wharton, in relation to the same subject ..

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 432


Extract of the Farmers' Letter of Credit to their Collectors, to pay Mr Robin Scaife [for repair of the Fortifications at Duncannon]

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 184

Document type: The title cited is in the Duke of Ormond's hand


Notes, by the Duke of Ormond on the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland; 1676-1680

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Holograph


Memoranda, by the Duke of Ormond concerning the fixed periods for collection of certain branches of the Revenue aforesaid; and for payment of the Civil & Military Lists

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 241v

Document type: Holograph


A List of the Officers [of the Army in Ireland], unprovided for, now extant in town; that were called out of the French service

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 242

Document type: Original


[A List of] the Officers that are Pensioners, in town [ie in the city of Dublin]

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 137

Document type: Original


A List of Irish Officers, who quitted their employments in France, upon the King's proclamation; and are unprovided for

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 252

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Address of the House of Commons to the King

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 262

Document type: Copy

Address of the House of Commons to the King, praying that His Majesty would be pleased to issue a royal proclamation "for the banishment of all priests and Jesuits out of this Kingdom, within thirty days to be therein limited; other than such (not being His Majesty's natural-born subjects), as are obliged to attend upon the Queen Consort, or the Queen Mother".


Dedicatory Epistle of a tract, by James Salgado entitled Symbiosis Papæ et Diaboli etc

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 244, fol(s). 138

Latin.


The Royal Apology; or, an Answer to the Rebels' Plea. ... With some Reflections on the Bill of Exclusion.

Date: [1681]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 524-525

Document type: Endorsed, by Ormond: "Title of Dr. Ashton's Book".

Title; with the Table of Contents.


Brief Notes on the Revenue Accounts of Ireland. By the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [1681?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph


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