Carte Calendar Volume 58, 1682

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Carte Calendar Volume 58, 1682

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 58

Extent: 531 pages



A Writer, not herein named, to Nicholas Daniel [apparently, a person in the service of Lord Wharton]

Date: 2 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 154

Document type: Original

Communicates the purport of political advices received from Scotland, and bearing date at Edinburgh, December 29, 1681.


Minutes of Proceedings, in the Exchequer-Chamber, concerning the Accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh and others, Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 439-440


The State of the Proceedings against the Earl of Ranelagh and Partners [in the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland] in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer [of Ireland] on his Majesty's behalf

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 7 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 437-438


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 317-318

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letters of the 20th, 24th, 27th, and 31st of December; all of which came on 6th of January.

Notices a question of indemnification for money borrowed "To get Mr Phillips the government of Culmore near Derry"; transactions relating to the Revenue Contract of Lord Ranelagh and his partners; and various matters of army administration.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 464

Document type: Holograph

Sends certain papers [not now appended to this letter] relating to the Revenue of Ireland.


Standish Hartstonge to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 468

Document type: Holograph

Submits to the Lord Lieutenant's consideration - upon occasion of an instruction to the writer by the Lord Chancellor & others for the drawing up of a certain 'Draft Order' - certain objections that occur to the writer concerning the Form of Contract proposed for the new Lease of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland; and suggests certain additional provisos in relation thereto.


Henry Gascoigne to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 319

Document type: Holograph

Sends, by direction of the Duke of Ormond, a state of the Proceedings in the Exchequer against Lord Ranelagh and his partners.

Forwards also letters written by the Duke from Grangebeg to Lord Arran and to Colonel Fitzpatrick.


Ranelagh to Ormond

Date: 14 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 469

Document type: Original

Reports further proceedings of the Lords of the Treasury concerning the new Contract for the Revenue of Ireland.


A Report, by Thomas Taylor, Treasurer to the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, concerning the sums received by him on their account; made in pursuance of his Grace's order, bearing date 19 December 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 356

Document type: Original


Standish Hartstonge to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 471

Document type: Holograph

Recommends a suit of Mr Waring, one of his Grace's chaplains.


Hartstonge to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 473

Document type: Holograph

Reports various particulars concerning pending accounts of the Farmers of the Irish Revenue. ... Had desired that a formal report should be made [by the Commissioners of Inspection, officially] to his Grace ... "but the Lord Chancellor, & Lord Chief Baron, our superiors only tell us they will, by word of mouth, inform his Grace when he comes to town; and so is the matter decided, and the Farmers [are] jollily feasting with them". The writer wishes "the matter may end as merrily: so that he may be ashamed of his own impertinency".


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 21 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 475

Document type: Holograph

At a meeting in the Treasury Chambers the Contractors' answers to the Lord Lieutenant's 'Minutes', and the writer's observations upon those answers were read, paragraph by paragraph ... but the Contractors are not to say whether they agree, or disagree, to the proposed amendments [of the Contract] until the whole are delivered, of which what is enclosed is not above one-third. ...


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 21 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 443

Document type: Copy

Has been silent to several letters from Mr Stepney, because so engrossed in attending the debates of the new Contract for [the Revenue of] Ireland. ... "It is resolved", adds the writer, "that the new Contractors shall either have nothing to do with our balance, or else that they shall be strictly obliged to pay all we owe upon our covenants". ...


Sir Charles Meredith, and others (Commissioners of Inspection and Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer), to Ormond

Written from: Exchequer Chamber

Date: 28 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 477

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Report the proceedings of the writers, in obedience to his Grace's commands of 15 March 1681 and 23 January 1682, concerning the Accounts of the Farmers of the Irish Revenue. ...


Subjoin 1

Minutes of Proceedings Concerning the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Exchequer Chamber

Date: 25 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 479

Document type: Copy


Subjoin 2

An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of Revenue aforesaid (1677-1681). With remarks thereon.

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 481-482

Document type: Certified Copy


A Report to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond, on the State of the Farm of Revenue Accounts in Ireland; and on the claims of the Farmers to certain allowances & deductions from the Rent payable to his Majesty, under their Contract of 1675

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 634-635

Document type: Original


A Month's Account made up of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, from the last day of September, 1681, to the last day of October following

Date: January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 625-626

Document type: Original

[By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Revenue Farm.]


A Month's Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland ... to the last day of November, 1681

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 629-630

[By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer.]

[This account differs essentially from that bearing a like title which is calendared under "1681: November 30" supra.]


A Month's Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland ... to the last day of December [1681]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: January 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 632-633

Document type: Original

[By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Revenue Farm.]

[This account differs essentially from that bearing a like title, calendared under "1681: December 31" supra.]


Instructions by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Sir Charles Meredith

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 3 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 255

Document type: Copy

Instructions by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Sir Charles Meredith, and others, Commissioners of Inspection of the Revenue Farm of Ireland, concerning certain accounts of the Farmers' payments, received from Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Farm aforesaid.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 483-484

Document type: Holograph

Has received Mr Taylor's papers. ... Believes that one whole month's account is omitted. ... But, as yet, this is only conjecture. ... Cannot learn that there is in this Kingdom any such person as "Dean Hamilton" [so mentioned in a letter from the King] ... but "there is one Mr Hamilton, in the North, thought to be an Archdeacon ... but how he may be qualified for a Bishopric" ... the Lord Primate can give no opinion ... until better informed, as to the person really meant in the Royal letter. ... Adds, at great length, particulars of others matters, juridical and ecclesiastical.


Encloses:

Memorandum concerning Dean Wiseman [Dean of Raphoe; in relation chiefly to his long absence from that Deanery]

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 485

Document type: Original


Ormond to Sir William Domvile

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 4 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 248

Document type: Copy

Before leaving Dublin, the Lord Lieutenant recommended to Attorney-General Sir W. Domvile, the prosecution of Lord Ranelagh & his partners, upon the covenants of their contract, & for the £24,000, borrowed of his Majesty. Desires to know what has been done in the matter. ... It will be expected in England that ... nothing will be omitted [here], to bring the affair to a conclusion advantageous to his Majesty's service.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 253

Document type: Holograph

Never met with anything more difficult to be understood than the Draught of the new [Revenue] Contract seems to be. ... Encloses a paper of some few things that the writer has observed, upon a cursory reading of it; rather to shew obedience, than with expectation to be of use. ...


Observations of Mr Solicitor [-General of Ireland, Sir John Temple], on the Draught of the new Contract [for the farming of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom]

Date: 6 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 494-495

Document type: Original; the date is that of receipt, as marked in the endorsement

[Submitted by command, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]


Domvile to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 488

Document type: Holograph

The demurrer against Lord Ranelagh's plea to the Bond has been argued by the writer & Mr Solicitor [Temple], for the Crown, & by divers counsel, for Ranelagh & Asprey. The Court seems satisfied that the Demurrer is good, the Plea, insufficient. ...

Other particulars of pending law-business are added. ...


Archbishop of Armagh and others to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 490

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Taylor's omission to charge the Farmers [of the Revenue] with the rent due for the month of October is explained as having occurred through "taking the days of Grace for the days of payment". In their accounts the Farmers do, as heretofore they did "take credit to themselves for £24,492 19s. 5d., in consideration of Rents remitted, Rents respited and cheques imposed [quaere, "imprested"?] on the Army, as money paid by them, though that their demand is still depending in the Court of Exchequer" [see Sir W. Domvile's letter of this date].


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 321

Document type: Holograph

The Duke desires to have it in his power to pass part of the approaching summer in England, and in order to that end to take the King's pleasure upon a proposition to appoint Lord Arran to be Deputy of Ireland, in the Duke's absence, by a preliminary communication to the Lord Chamberlain [Arlington].

Should the King not cheerfully approve of Arran being so made Deputy, the Duke inclines to remain in Ireland.


Note of a Grant to the Duke of Ormond of license to enclose the lands of Dunmore, in the county of Kilkenny, into a Park

Date: 23 February 1682

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

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


[Notes and Observations] about the new Farm of the Revenue of Ireland. [Submitted to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 February 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 496-497

Document type: Without signature, or date; the date cited is from the endorsement


Petition of John Paland, merchant, to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: [February 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 441

Document type: Original

Recites services, by order of the Duke of Ormond, in the transport of soldiers to Ostend in December and January 1680-81.

Prays an order for payment.


Subjoins:

Ormond to John Paland, merchant

Date: 31 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 442

Document type: Copy

If the sum contracted for by Captain Henry Platt, for transport of soldiers, be not duly paid, as agreed, the Duke will cause the same to be satisfied.


Reasons for a Check on the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland]

Date: [February? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 492-493

Document type: Without date, signature, heading, or address. The title cited is from the endorsement


Observations touching a new Grant [in Farm] of the Revenue [of Ireland]

Date: [February 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 364

Document type: Original


Resolutions concerning the new Contract for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Date: February [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 366-368

Document type: Copy

[With an account of the proceedings at Court thereupon.]


Observations on the new Contractors' "Clauses for Defalcations", that were sent to the Lord Lieutenant, out of England

Date: [February 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 370-374

Document type: Original


Several Clauses in the new Contract [for a Farm of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] for Defalcations

Date: [February?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 383-385

Document type: Copy


The Account of the Payments proposed to be made, for his Majesty's use and service, by the new Contract for his Revenue of Ireland and Tangier

Date: Undated [February? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 400

Document type: Apparently, original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 323

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Mentions an overture of marriage [for the Earl of Ossory] "set on foot by my Lord Chamberlain's kindness, with his cousin Mrs Bennet", and of an endeavour to obstruct it, by an acquaintance of Lord Arran.

Notices the pending negotiation for the Farm of Irish Revenue.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 4 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 325

Document type: Holograph

The Duke intends, as there is now little to do at Dublin, to remain at Kilkenny until his visiting or not visiting England is settled.

Mentions the return of Captain Fitzgerald, and the reception of an order from the King in relation to him, as to which the Duke wonders that the King could be so taken by surprise. The order is mislaid, but Lord Longford will acquaint Arran with its substance.


An Abstract of all the Customs [Duties] of the ports of Ireland, inwards and outwards, with the imported Excise, for one year ... determining 25th March, 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 686

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 328

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of February 28. Will make the voyage to England; and since the Duke of York is to be there, at the same time, will go the more willingly, "let the reports or suspicions be what they will".

With reference to a letter from Lord Longford, observes that he, the Duke, "thought it had been past question that the Proposals for the Irish Revenue would be accepted; the proposers complying with all that was required from them".


Mr Robert King to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 533

Document type: Holograph

The news here is that the Farm [of the Revenue of Ireland] is new set to the old Farmers, and that my Lord of Orrery, by his interest with his friends about the Court, has got his father's pension for the Presidency [of Munster] upon the new Establishment, with a proviso that he shall be paid by the Farmers the £8,000 within a few ... years ("I know not", adds the writer, "the number"). ...


A News-Letter addressed to Ralph Hope, of Coventry

Written from: London

Date: 11 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 214-215

A detailed account of the execution of the assassin of Thomas Thynne of Longleat. Proceedings in the Common Council of London. Advices from Edinburgh & from Italy.


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 497

Document type: Holograph

Transmits an account [not now appended to this letter] of what passed at a late meeting about the new Contract for the Revenue of Ireland.


Collections on the Parliamentary History of England, by Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, from Sir Robert Cotton's Abridgement of the Rolls of Parliament, as edited by Prynne; and from other records

Date: 22 March 1682-3 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 386-401

Document type: Holograph


Notes on the tenor and the effect of "Acts of General Pardon", and on other points of Parliamentary procedure and of Statute-law

Date: circa 22 March 1682-3 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 402-404

Document type: Holograph

By Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.

[Apparently compiled nearly at the same period as the "Collections" immediately preceding.]


A List of such Guns as are mounted in the several Garrisons of the Kingdom [of Ireland], upon the 25th March, 1682; together with the number unmounted, etc.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [25 March 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 704

Document type: Original


An Account of Concordatums [in Ireland], from 24 August 1677, to 25 March, 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 387

Document type: Original


[A List of] Warrants by Concordatum, signed by the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland, and directed to the Vice-Treasurer; from 31 August, 1677, to 25 March 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 658-678

Document type: Original


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 443

Document type: Breviate

Reproves Mr Stepney's "underhand obstruction" of the payment, out of the sum obtained by process from the County of Cork, of the debt due to Lord Burlington.


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 294

Document type: Original

Encloses copies of the King's letters for passing a Commission under the Great Seal to Sir Charles Meredith, & others, for executing the Vice-Treasurer's Office. ...

Solicits the Lord Lieutenant's command for the writer's appointment as Deputy to the Commissioners aforesaid, or else to "some other suitable employment". ...


A List of what [Algerine] ships are now remaining in Algiers

Date: 30 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 208


The State of the Farm-Rent [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] for one month ending the last day of March, 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 716-717

Document type: Original

[By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Farm aforesaid.]


A perfect list of what Ships have been taken, or destroyed, in the late Algier War, begun in 1677, with the number of guns; and by whom taken or destroyed

Date: [March?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 208


A Memorial humbly tendered [to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on behalf of the Contractors for the Revenue of Ireland, and Tangier

Date: [March 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 499-500

Document type: Original

A Memorial humbly tendered [to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, as would appear from the context - "by order of your Lordship, to whom his Majesty hath referred the consideration thereof"; there is no express address] on behalf of the Contractors for the Revenue of Ireland, and Tangier [meaning "and [for the supply of] Tangier"].


A Calculation shewing that the new Contractors pay Tangier and Ships, chiefly [in MS.: "chiefly pay Tangier" &c.] by reducing and postponing some part of the present Irish Establishment

Date: [March 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 501-502

Document type: Original


A Paper humbly offered for proof of the first Particulars [concerning the proposed new Contract for Farming the Revenue of Ireland]

Date: [March 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 503-504

Document type: Copy


Papers humbly offered, for proof of the second, [third and fourth] Particulars [of the Proposals above-cited]

Date: [March 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 505-507, 509-511, 513

Document type: Copies (three papers)


The Earl of Ranelagh's first paper of Observations [upon the proposals for a new Contract for Farming his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] answered

Date: [March? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 515-517

Document type: Original


Answers to the second, third, and fifth papers of the Earl of Ranelagh, on the same subject

Date: Undated [March? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 519-531

Document type: Originals (three papers); in various hands; all these papers are unsigned & undated


Memorial of Lieutenant Carr's military service; with prayer for promotion to the command of the company lately Lieutenant Colonel Monro's

Date: [March] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 327

Document type: Original

Submitted for the consideration of the Duke of Ormond.


A news-letter, addressed anonymously, to the Earl of Arran

Written from: London

Date: 1 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 525

Document type: Original

Court incidents, and personal gossip.


A Month's Account ... of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland ... to the last day of March 1681. [By Thomas Taylor.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 637

Document type: Original


Mr Secretary Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 27

Document type: Original [unsigned] [with seal of arms]

Communicates the purport of certain military advices received from Flanders.

Notices a recent expedition against the Pirates of Algiers and other public affairs; and closes "with a coffee-house story ... that my Lord of Conway is to be made Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to make way for Sir W. Temple to be Secretary of State".


George Howe to [Wharton?]

Date: 2 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 206, fol(s). 1

[Fragment of a News-letter.]


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 2 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates Lord Arran's safe arrival in Ireland. Discourse runs high [at Court] of my Lord Duke [of Ormond]'s removal from the government, and of the appointment of Lord Conway to be his successor. A certain faction boast confidently "that they shall shortly have a Lord Lieutenant of their own in Ireland".

Has not made further progress, as yet, with the Engineer about the Water-Engine; but hopes, within a day or two, "to discourse" Sir Samuel Morland (who has reached Newmarket) on the subject.


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for the payment, by the Treasurer of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, of certain sums of Money to the Scottish Forces employed in his Majesty's service at Tangier]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy


Encloses:

A List of Scottish Companies of Foot, serving [under the command of the Earl of Dumbarton, at Tangier]

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 115v

Document type: Copy


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 99-100

Document type: Holograph

The King and Duke of York have returned to Whitehall, amidst public demonstrations of joy. They go together shortly to Windsor, whence the Duke will proceed to Scotland. There is no intention to impeach [in MS.: "no intention of Articles against"] Lauderdale; although there is proof that his wife received £22,000 [so in MS.; he must mean pounds Scots] from the City of Edinburgh.

Sends his humble duty to the Lady Duchess [of Ormond], with assurances that "all the statues are cast, and will be in perfection by the time Her Grace arrives here". But the [wrought] iron gates are not yet in hand, "the smith being an arrant knave".


Lord Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 29

Document type: Original [unsigned]

Mentions the writer's intended speedy return to Ireland; the committing of "the Association" and "Bill of Exclusion" to the bonfires in the streets of London; and various other items of news, political and social. Notices the publication of an "Answer to the poem of Absalom and Achitophel", called Absalom Senior, which is the bitterest satire ever writ; wants not wit; and the verse, in its style, comes near to Dryden's. One Elkanah Settle is said to be the author of it. ... It is too bulky for the post."


Extrait d'une lettre de Bourdeaux

Written from: Bordeaux

Date: 11 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 530

Document type: Endorsed, by Ormond ... "With the papers concerning the French Protestants"

I think you happy to dwell in a quiet place. I see no hope of that in France - at any time. On the contrary, whilst the persecution by soldiers is stopped, worse things are done. In Saintonge twenty are condemned. At length, all will be pulled down, in order to prevent our worship. And warrants of arrest ("lettres de cachet") are used. More than two hundred have been signed, in blank."

French.


Earl of Barrymore to Ormond

Written from: Castle Lyons

Date: 18 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 359

Document type: Holograph

The address to his Majesty of the late Grand-Jury [of the County of Cork] was not so full as it might and ought to have been. But at the next sessions an address "in express terms, against the late rebellious association" will be promoted - if approved by the Lord Lieutenant.


Colonel Fitzpatrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 31

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Lord Cavendish and some others design to wait upon the Duke on his journey from Chester towards London.

Adds a suggestion, as to the "best match" for my Lord of Ossory [James Butler, titular Earl of Ossory, and afterwards Duke of Ormond].


Hyde to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 101-102

Document type: Holograph

Thanks Arran for his letter of April 8, which he has received as an extraordinary obligation. Is particularly glad to have the assurance that the Duke of Ormond will be as kind to the writer, as he was to the writer's father; although he cannot hope to do his father's part, either to the Duke himself, or in any other share of the King's service.

Little progress has yet been made in the matter of the Irish Contract; so that the Duke of Ormond will arrive in London, in time to have "his full vote" in the business.


Fitzpatrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 33

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Communicates the wish of Lord Hyde, to be permitted to wait upon the Duke, in the course of his Grace's journey to London.


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 22 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 443

Document type: Copy

Has received Mr Stepney's letter of the 11th inst. ... Has, in accordance with the advice therein, drawn up a letter to the Barons of the Exchequer desiring permission to satisfy the claim of Lord Burlington out of "the year's value", with preference before all other claimants except Captain Bromley. ...


Lords of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 25 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 547

Document type: Copy (five signatures)

A letter of instructions concerning the steps to be taken by the Law officers of the Crown in Ireland in the pending case of Sir William Petty and others in the Court of Exchequer in that Kingdom.


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 25 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 639

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Effectual order is to be given for a stay of all proceedings in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland upon certain Pleas of Sir William Petty and Robert Marshall - or his heirs & assigns - concerning quit-rents of lands in the County of Kerry. Report is also to be made to the King of the Case aforesaid, and of all pleas & replications therein.


Cypher [used in the Correspondence of the Duke of Ormond with his son] the Earl of Arran

Date: 25 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 435-436

Document type: Original; endorsed, and dated, by Page


A Month's Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland ... to the last day of April [1682]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 718

Document type: Original

[By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer to the Farmers of the Revenue aforesaid.]


A Clause to be put into the New Farm [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland]

Date: Undated [April? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 545

Document type: Without date, signature, or endorsement


Abstracts and Particulars of his Majesty's Establishment in Ireland, Civil and Military

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [April? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 698-699

Document type: Original

With particulars of certain proposed additions thereto.


A Proportion for a Train of Artillery, for [so in MS.] ten Guns, which is a competent proportion for the Establishment of this Kingdom

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [April? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 700-701

Document type: Original; in the same hand as the preceding


An Estimate of the Charge of mounting a Train of Artillery of Sixteen Guns; [and also of] the Charge for a Supply of Arms & Ammunition

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [April? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 702

Document type: Original


An Establishment for the Train of Artillery [in Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [April? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 705

Document type: Original


A Computation of the Annual Expense of Ammunition in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [April? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 706

Document type: Original


A Correspondent at Whitehall, not herein named, to Arran

Date: [April 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 98

Document type: Imperfect, the beginning being deficient; without date, signature, or address

The Ministers are jealous of the Duke of Ormond's joining with the Lord Chamberlain [Earl of Mulgrave, afterwards, Duke of Buckingham; he had, shortly before the writing of this letter, succeeded the Earl of Arlington]. William Legge told the writer that if Ormond joined with the Ministers, they "should all be happy, & the King's affairs go smoothly".


[A Statement of] the Balance due by the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] from the beginning of their Farm, until 1st of May 1682; their payments into the Treasury, & Defalcations adjudged by the Exchequer being allowed

Date: 1 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 92

Document type: Original

[A Statement of] the Balance due by the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] from the beginning of their Farm, until 1st of May 1682; their payments into the Treasury, & Defalcations adjudged by the Exchequer being allowed.


The Farmers' Discharge [in respect of their Farm of the King's Revenue in Ireland] transacted [so in MS.; meaning "drawn up" or "adjusted"] by Sir John Champante, before his going for England, 1 May 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 128b

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Mayor & Aldermen of the Corporation of Dublin

Written from: Chester

Date: 2 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 262

Document type: Minute

Recommends Mr Thomas Anderton for the office of Clerk to the Mayor, during his term of office.


Ormond to the Lord Mayor of Dublin

Written from: Chester

Date: 2 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 263

Document type: Minute

To the like effect, as the letter calendared immediately above.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 1-2

Document type: Copy, in Entry Book

Reports, in detail, the incidents of an attempted rising of apprentices & others, for the expulsion of the French Protestants from Dublin, and of the means by which the riot was suppressed, without loss of life.

Adds: "We are now very quiet; and had been so yesterday, but for the advantage they had of a May-day."


Arran to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 2

Document type: Copy, in Entry Book

To like effect with the letter addressed to the Lord Lieutenant; but more briefly.


Ormond to [Arran?]

Written from: Chester

Date: 3 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 35

Document type: Holograph [without signature or address]

Mentions the progress of his journey. Notices certain questions of appointment to offices in Ireland, and other administrative affairs.


Bishop of Elphin to Ormond

Written from: [Elphin?]

Date: 4 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 537

Document type: Holograph

Gives a narrative of the writer's sufferings and losses during the Rebellion of 1641, and some succeeding years. ... In the autumn of 1641, whilst upon a journey, he was stripped, nearly naked, by a band of rebels. ... "Next morning", proceeds the writer, "I resolved if possible to take sanctuary at Kilmore ... and was happily met by Mr Sheridan [probably, Dennis Sheridan, who had been converted [apparently by Bedell] to Protestantism, and who befriended many sufferers during the Rebellion], who ... brought me to the Bishop [Bedell]'s house, where I was received with all demonstrations of kindness, the good Bishop telling me 'they who sought my life, sought his'. There, for the space of three weeks, we enjoyed a Heaven upon Earth, much of our time spent in prayer, reading of God's word, good conferences, insomuch that I have often professed my willingness (if my heart did not daunt me) to undergo another Irish stripping, to enjoy a conversation with so learned and holy a man." ...

... Since the King's happy restoration, the writer owes all that he has or is to the Duke of Ormond's "overflowing generosity" towards him. ...


Longford to [Arran]

Written from: London

Date: 5 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 37

Document type: Original [unsigned]

Received the Earl's letters, of April 9 and 18, during his stay at Hatchlands. Is now about to take coach, in order to meet the Duke of Ormond at Northampton. Notices various recent incidents, political and social.


Arran to the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 543

Document type: Copy

In the absence of the Lord Lieutenant from Dublin, has given to the Law Officers of the Crown here such directions for their procedure concerning Sir William Petty's Case, as their Lordships desire, in their letter of 25 April last.


A List of Officers [of his Majesty's Army in Ireland] [who are] in England by Licenses

Date: 6 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 634

Document type: Original


Matthew Barry to [Henry Gascoigne?]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 309

Document type: Holograph

According to his correspondent's advice, sends "a copy of that draught of the letter [proposed] to be signed by the King which was sent to Mr Secretary Jenkins with his Grace [the Duke of Ormond]'s letter of recommendation. Asks that the matter may be brought to his Grace's remembrance.


Encloses:

Draught of a Royal Letter, directing a Grant in reversion, in due form of law of the Office of Clerk of the Council in Ireland, to Joseph Barry and Paul Barry, jointly and severally, and to the survivor of them

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 306

Document type: Copy


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 3

Document type: Copy, in Entry Book

Has given directions to the Attorney General and Solicitor General, in the matter of Sir William Petty; in conformity with the contents of their Lordships' letter of 15th April addressed to the Lord Lieutenant.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 4

Document type: Copy, in Entry Book

Mentions some incidents at the swearing-in of the writer as Lord Deputy; and also some congratulatory addresses to him from Kilkenny, and from the county of Tipperary. ...

Communicates a copy of the answer to the Lords of the Treasury, calendared above.


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 39

Document type: Holograph

Mentions that the Duke of Ormond, in his journey, has passed through as much fresh water as salt; the rains having never ceased for these five weeks.

Notices the disposal of three of his daughters by my Lord of Manchester to three old men who can make up two hundred years amongst them; and one of whom has a son, married to one of his bride's sisters.


A List of the Commissioned Officers of his Majesty's Army, in Ireland; together with the number of the non-commissioned officers & soldiers in each Troop and Company; and their Head-Quarters

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 637-640

Document type: Original


Sir Francis Brewster to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 589

Document type: Holograph

In obedience to the Lord Lieutenant's commands some papers upon the Revenue question are now transmitted. ... The observations offered may, perhaps, "be of some use to incline the Farmers to the advance of £10,000 for the Palace [in the Phoenix Park?], the consequences of which improvement may be five times as much in their way [meaning "to their advantage"], though it may be feared they will want more, with [meaning, as the context shows, "for"] their management, to answer their rent".

It is the hope of all good men that, with his Grace's return, there will be a Parliament in this Kingdom, "which would put his Majesty beyond the need of such a disposition of the Revenue". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 41

Document type: Original [unsigned]

Although there is not, says the writer, much company in town, the Duke of Ormond was attended into London with twenty-seven six-horse coaches, and about three hundred horsemen. Gives some particulars of the wreck of H.M.S. Gloucester, on board of which the Duke of York had embarked for Scotland. Adds some items of political news.


Sir William Stewart [afterwards created Viscount Mountjoy, in the peerage of Ireland] to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 43

Document type: Holograph

Says of the Duke of Ormond's entry that no witness of it could have supposed that the King and Court were absent from London. All the towns through which the Duke passed made their compliments & presents.


Mr Secretary Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 45-46

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates Lord Arran upon his entry into the great trust committed to him.

Has sent to the King an extract of His Excellency's letter of May 2nd. Acknowledges other and previous letters of April 11, and April 21, with enclosures.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 5

Document type: Copy, in Entry Book

Reports some particulars of the legal proceedings against the late rioters. ... Has had a letter, from the Lieutenant of Lord Roscommon's troop of horse, in which it is stated that all the pay of that troop for December, save £48, was imprested by the late Earl of Orrery, "so that he died in debt to the troop above £400".


David King to Huntingdon

Written from: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Date: 15 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 212

Reports certain matters relating to the Earl's rights of market, in the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch.


Subjoins:

A Breviate of the original Grant of the Market above-mentioned, to Alan de La Zouche (4 Hen. III)

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 213


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 16 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 332

Document type: Holograph

Has just returned from Windsor where his reception was, "on all hands, as he could wish; and that is enough to say of it". At Court, he received a box with many Addresses in it, and the draught of a "Letter for easing the Adventurers of the money laid out upon the Plot". This letter he will carry to Windsor on Saturday next.

Men say the King's affairs are much mended, whence, he adds, "I conclude they were very bad".


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 16 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 105

Document type: Holograph

A train of a dozen coaches and six attended the Duke of Ormond to Windsor, where his reception was most cordial.

Adds an account of the King's reception of the Duke of Monmouth's message, nearly identical with that given, above, by Sir Cecil Wyche; and also notices the prudential advice given by the Duke of Ormond to "Don Juan" [probably Colonel Fitzpatrick; but, at Whitehall this was so large a group, that it can only be suggested; cf. Fitzpatrick's letter of May 30], about the taking, or declining to take, a certain "New Year's gift", from expectant Farmers of the Irish Customs, under new Letters Patent, the grant of which was still pending.


Sir Cecil Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 16 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 103

Document type: Holograph

The Duke and Duchess of Ormond have been received at Windsor with great kindness. Lord Conway, it is said, has brought to the King a message from the Duke of Monmouth that he desired to lay himself at his Majesty's feet, & to beg his pardon; but would never be reconciled to the Duke of York; a message which much angered the King, who said, "I perceive 'the black box' still runs in Monmouth's head"; and forbade all his servants & dependants ever to visit that Duke, or to hold any sort of communication with him.


An Order in Council upon a Petition of Thomas Walcott, esquire, to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 541v

Document type: Copy

Gives license for Petitioner's repair into England upon due recognizances for his return into Ireland & for his appearance before Sir William King or some other of his Majesty's Justices of Peace for the county of Limerick.


Appended thereto is:

Petition of Thomas Walcot, esquire, to Richard, Earl of Arran

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 541

Document type: Original

Recites the reasons that call for petitioner's presence in England, & prays for a passport.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 5-6

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Yesterday, in Council, had a petition from the King's evidences, nine in number; none of them demanding less than twenty pounds. To be rid of them, was forced to give a concordatum of forty pounds, amongst them all; partly to defray their charge at the inn; partly to carry them home. ...

All that can be done to the late riotous apprentices is to impose a small fine, and to take bond for good behaviour. They all submitted [to the indictment] and have suffered three weeks' imprisonment already.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 20 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 47

Document type: Original [unsigned]

Communicates some reflections upon the recent conduct of the Duke of Monmouth, and upon other political incidents; and also on the present state of parties in England.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 49-50

Document type: Holograph

Has spoken to the Duke of Ormond on the offer of the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland, mentioned in the Lord Deputy's letter to Lord Longford. The Duke is of opinion that the offer may stand over, for consideration about the time of expiry of the existing contract.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 22 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 264

Document type: Holograph

At last, the writer's opinion is likely to be called for, before a full conclusion of the new contract for the Revenue [of Ireland]. He has asked for an exact breviate of all the conditions ... [but as yet is without it]. ...

... Reports what passed thereupon between himself Lord Hyde, Mr Solicitor-General, & Mr Robartes, at a meeting desired by Lord Hyde. ...

... Believes that the interposition in Sir William Petty's case took place at the instance of the new contractors. ...

Adds some particulars respecting the case of Mr Robert Fitzgerald, and Lord Hyde's attempt "to oblige the family he is married into, by making Mr Fitzgerald's peace, upon terms of submission, and renewed protestations of serving the King in his own way & method". ...


Certificate of the swearing-in of James, Duke of Ormond, as a Privy Councillor in England

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 549

Document type: Original


The Oath of a Privy Councillor [of England, as] taken by ... the Duke of Ormond, 23 May, 1682

Date: 23 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 25


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 6-7

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Mentions the pecuniary affairs of Lord Longford, and the complaints of him made to the writer, by "persons who are bound for him in great sums of money". ... Notices some pending matters of public business, chiefly juridical.


Mr Secretary Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 51

Document type: Holograph

Conveys the King's thanks to the Lord Deputy and to the Lord Mayor of Dublin for the vigour shewn in dispersing the rioters upon May-day.


Sir Cyril Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 23 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 53

Document type: Holograph

Describes a conversation which occurred recently between the Duke of Monmouth and Lord Halifax.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 23 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 107-108

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 23rd May. Is sure that my Lord Lieutenant never stood better at Court, than he does now. Lord Hyde & Lord Halifax are often with him; Mr Seymour [in MS.: "Seamer"] seldom, if at all. Lord Ranelagh is daily at the Duke's [the Duke of Ormond's] levée, but the writer does not find that there has been any serious discourse between them.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 551

Document type: Holograph

By mistake or neglect of the predecessor of the present Bishop of Ferns, "some particulars" theretofore enjoyed with that see "were not passed at the Court of Claims"; that Bishop, therefore, solicits his Grace's favour for the obtaining of a King's letter on his behalf - whose importunity makes the writer give the present trouble. He would with difficulty have been brought to do it, were not the matter in question "more the business of the Church, than of his Lordship [of Ferns] in particular".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 266

Document type: Copy

After mention of some incidents at Court, proceeds to say that "the course of receiving an account of the payment of the Farm-Rent monthly, - heretofore given by Sir John Champante, & for some months continued by Mr Taylor, ought to be called for, though since the Commissioners of Inspection have not been consulted on warrants for issues there is the less weight to be laid upon Taylor, being no officer answerable for what he certifies, but their Treasurer".

... The new Undertakers, & their patrons, are confident that the contract will go on, and they advance money for Tangier upon that foot - whether as part of their advance-money or of their growing rent, the Duke knows not - nor, indeed, does he know anymore of the whole affair than when he wrote last. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 268

Document type: Holograph

Instructions concerning the Accounts of the Farmers of the King's Revenue of Ireland; ... and particulars of the new Revenue contract, now in progress.

Notices of Lord Longford's domestic affairs. His wife is in a state of "unease, by her mother's [Lady Donegal's] crossness". ... Were there "no other burden on his Estate; - his wife being in England; he, in France; part of his family in Ireland; would soon encumber it".


Ormond to Archbishop of Armagh

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 270

Document type: Copy

Mr Hollingworth [probably Dr Richard Hollingworth, author (at a later date) of the well-known "Defence of ... Eikon Basilike"], bearer of this letter, is not personally known to the writer but he has the character of possessing good parts, & of having always demeaned himself as a loyal & faithful subject. ...


Ormond to Archbishop of Canterbury

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 271

Document type: Copy; or Minute

The Archbishop's favour is solicited on behalf of Mr Edward Jones (a chaplain to the writer), who, having formerly been a Fellow of Trinity College in Cambridge, desires to take his degree of D.D., in that University.


Joseph Deane to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 738

Document type: Holograph

An account is come to the writer that, since the Lord Lieutenant's arrival at Whitehall, Sir James Shaen's affair concerning the Revenue [of Ireland] "hath met with some stop". Is apt to believe that the report is true, & is thereby induced to submit proposals: the one general, for his Majesty's whole Revenue; the other, for such particular branches thereof as seem to the writer most suitable for management by a Farm. ...

Requests his corespondent's good offices with the Lord Lieutenant, in respect of those proposals, ... "in case Sir James Shaen has not already fully agreed" upon the terms of a new contract. ...


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 443v

Document type: Copy

Further details concerning the Revenue Accounts of Ireland, and the proceedings thereupon, in the Court of Exchequer and elsewhere.


Captain Mathew to the Duchess of Ormond

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 57

Document type: Original

Has received Her Grace's letter of May 16, written from Windsor. Rejoices to hear that the Duchess designs to spend the greater part of her sojourn in England at Windsor, "since the air is said to be so good".


Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 59

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's pacquet containing the confessions of the persons lately executed in Ireland, and the addresses to be presented to the King. Of the reception of the latter by his Majesty the 'Gazette' will shortly contain an account.


Sir William Stewart to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 55

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the visit of the Duke to Lord Arlington; and also the conversation between the Duke of Monmouth and Earl of Halifax, on leaving St Martin's Church.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 27 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 109-110

Document type: Holograph

Reports a conversation which occurred between the Duke of Monmouth and the Earl of Halifax, in reference to an alleged proposal by the Earl, in Council, that a public proclamation should be issued to prohibit any correspondence of official persons with the Duke. The parley took place in St Martin's Church Yard, upon the parties to it leaving Church near to each other.

The King and Queen came to town, on the day of the date of this letter, expressly to welcome the Duke & Duchess of Ormond upon their arrival.

This day, Lord Danby spoke for two hours in the Court of King's Bench "with great eloquence & applause of his auditors", upon his Writ of Habeas Corpus.


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 7-8

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received the Secretary's letter of May 23rd. Returns, for himself & for the Lord Mayor of Dublin, all possible acknowledgments of duty and gratitude for his Majesty's approval of their proceedings in the business of the apprentices.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 8-9

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has seen the new contract for the Irish Revenue, but was desired, in the name of the contractors, not to let anybody else have sight of it. ... Finds that Sir John Meade will willingly accept of the Chief Judge's place in Tipperary; and thinks that his appointment to it will bring the Duke's courts there "into credit again". ...


Ormond to [Arran]

Written from: Windsor

Date: 30 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 271

Document type: Holograph [without address or endorsement]

Notices the sudden indisposition which compelled the King, on the 28th instant, to quit [St George's] Chapel, in the midst of the sermon. It was caused, it seems, by a cold, from which, it is hoped, his Majesty is now in a fair way of recovery. ...

... The ministers here were in much alarm at the number of Irishmen the writer brought with him; supposing that some, at least, of them would prove to be beggars. But he has satisfied the former that they will receive no disquiet on that score. ...

Is quite off with Bennet. Lord Devonshire will soon carry an overture to the Duke of Newcastle, for a daughter of his [for the writer's grandson, Lord Ossory]. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 9-10

Document type: Copy

Sends a copy of Lord Massareene's letter and other papers. Hopes that the Duke will so resent the matter, in England, "as to get his Majesty to turn out of all employments the Peer himself, for though he seems to be very zealous to suppress such unlawful meetings as he mentions, yet he goes constantly to others as dangerous".

Desires instructions as to a Court Martial upon Captain Eastland.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 30 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 61

Document type: Original

Gives an account of the circumstances of the King's recent sudden illness at Windsor, and of the calling in of Dr Short, a Roman Catholic physician then at Windsor (adding that Short was the only physician there at the time); and also of the misadventures of a wealthy widow, who - when upon her journey to Windsor - was taken out of her coach by Captain Clifford and a strong party of Irishmen; carried to the sea-side; and made to embark instantly for Calais.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 63

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the assurances given by the King's physicians that they are now out of apprehensions on his Majesty account.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 30 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 111-112

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 23rd inst. There has been - for these three days past - much alarm at Court, about the King's sudden illness; but there is now hope he may soon be able to leave his chamber. The Lord Lieutenant has not yet given any employment to the writer's kinsman, Mr Eustace [in MS.: "Eustas"], although the writer has been a suitor [in MS.: "sheuter"] to Government for it, for two years. The Ensign's [in MS.: "ansient's"] place now designed for him is very dubious.


A Month's Account ... of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland ... to the last day of May, 1682. [By Thomas Taylor.]

Date: 31 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 638

Document type: Original


A Month's Account ... of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the last day of May [1682]. [By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Farm thereof.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 May 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 719

Document type: Original


The ... Petition of Captain William Robinson to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 1 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 1

Document type: Copy

Recites faithful service during the Rebellion.

Prays a recommendation to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a provision upon the new Army Establishment of that Kingdom.

With the Order of Reference and the Duke of Ormond's Report (July 8).


Massareene to Arran

Written from: Vintnerstown, Londonderry

Date: 2 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 273

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the trial of Bryan McGuirke, at the Armagh Lent Assizes.


Keatinge to Ormond

Date: 3 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 556

Document type: Holograph

"Sir Maurice Eustace ... hath lately sent emissaries into all or most of the counties, where the writer hath gone circuits, ... to stir up and procure accusations against him, as by copies of letters, & the examination of one of his agents ... doth appear". ...

Forbears, at present, on account of Eustace's absence, to make complaint to Lord Arran & the Board, who, he doubts not, will, in due time, upon the papers that will be laid before them, do the writer justice. Meanwhile, he entreats the Lord Lieutenant to maintain his good opinion of him.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 10-11

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received the Duke's letter of 24th May. Notices various matters of revenue and finance. ... Recommends Colonel Thomas Fairfax for the commands held by Colonel Roscarrock, who is now very ill, should the illness prove to be fatal.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 3 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 67

Document type: Original [unsigned]

Narrates the circumstances of a duel between the Duke of Albemarle and Lord Grey [of Werke?], arising out of the ridicule by Lord Grey of a gun "adorned with gimcracks", belonging to the Duke. Mentions other items of town talk and rumour.


Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 3 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 69

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of May 28, and has, in obedience to the commands of the Duke of Ormond, delivered the papers respecting "Smith's Charity" to Mr Secretary Jenkins.

Mentions his endeavour to obtain a copy or breviate of certain minutes of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, apparently relating to a Farm of the Customs' duties.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 65

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of May 24. Reports what has been done in certain matters of financial administration.

Adds the mention of certain appointments likely soon to fall vacant.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 3 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 113-114

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various incidents of Court news. Mentions the visit of the Duchess of Monmouth, as being occasioned by the stoppage, "some time since,", of her pension of £4,000 a year. She came to Court, but had no private conference with the King. Her speedy return to France is expected.

A duel has been fought, between the Duke of Albemarle and the young Lord Grey.


Breviates of News-Letters addressed to Sir John Percival

Date: 3 June 1682-17 April 1686

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 383-384


Bishop of Oxford to Ormond

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: 5 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 553

Document type: Holograph

The Principal of Hart Hall is "likely to last for some months and delay the expectations of those who would succeed " him. ... The present Vice-Chancellor ... "has filled that employment for three years together with great sufficiency & success. The difficulty will be to find a person fit to succeed. Upon the most serious recollection", the writer knows "but of one who will, in all respects, be equal to the charge, which is the Dean of Gloucester, Dr Thomas Marshall, but he is so useful in other stations that it is pity to call him from them were not the University's being in good so weighty a concern that private considerations should give way to it. ... We have here a growing disorder. ... It is the confusion & tumult that lately has grown upon the assemblies of the University. The disease prevailed among us before the late war, & then found a cure from your Predecessor's letters ... of which I enclose a transcript.


Encloses

Extract of a letter of the Chancellor of the University of Oxford [Laud], to the Vice-Chancellor

Date: 10 July 1639

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 555

Document type: [Recital only]


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 6 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 71

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of May 28. Gives an account of the endeavour of Captain Fitzgerald to obtain, by the influence of Lord Hyde with the Duke of Ormond, a reappointment to his former office in Ireland.

Mentions various Court incidents.


August to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 73

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Expresses a desire that certain officers who attended the Duke into England - "now that there is no good to be done for them" [there] - should be sent back to their respective commands, "lest they prove beggars of another sort".

Mentions other matters of military service in Ireland.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 11-12

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Sends some additional papers concerning the affairs of Lord Massareene. Notices certain pending proceedings at law against Mr Rowley, which, it is hoped, may enable the writer "to detect this whole combination of knavery", intended against the Duke. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 12

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The Secretary's letter of 30th May, and that of Mr Cooke, of like date, when put together, much lessen Lord Arran's "apprehensions concerning our Master's distemper"; but he will not feel at quiet, until the arrival of another packet.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 9 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 75

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Reports the presentation to the King of Captain Fitzpatrick [recte Fitzgerald?] by the Duke of Ormond, "at the earnest request of my Lord Hyde".

Mentions some talk about alliances of marriage current in London - "The Duke of Newcastle", adds the writer, "declares he will not part with any money, during his life, to either of his daughters, but will give each of them £20,000, at his death; so that there is nothing to be thought of here".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 10 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 275

Document type: Copy

Family affairs. What between "the King's business, and the Queen's and Duchess's [Duchess of York's] play", the writer's time has been so taken up, as to delay his correspondence. ... He hopes to be in Ireland in August.


Edward Roberts to Colonel John Fitzpatrick

Written from: [London?]

Date: 10 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 647

Document type: Holograph

It will be seen by the enclosed paper [not now appended to this letter] that the [present] Farm Rent [of the Irish Revenue] is to be paid until 25 December 1682; thenceforwards the payment is to be £25,000, a month.


An Order, by the King in Council, concerning regulations for care of ammunition, in all his Majesty's garrisons, castles, forts, and blockhouses, throughout his dominions

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 711

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Windsor

Date: 10 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 552

Document type: Copy

When the Duke was in Ireland, & since he landed, he has been told that he might have any match in England for James [his grandson]. ... But where there is birth & an unblemished family, there is but little money to be had, £10,000 is the most that can be expected in such cases. Where money is to be had, ...neither birth nor alliance is to be expected. ... An overture was made to the Duke of Newcastle, but his resolution is not to part with any money at all ... at present, and he will assure but £20,000 to his daughter, upon his death, which puts an end to that matter. ...

Upon the whole ..., adds the writer, "I doubt the issue must be that I content myself with £10,000, with a good family, & bring James back with me again". ...


Sir William Stewart to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 10 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 77

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Communicates the purport of advices received at Court from the Continent of Europe, and relating chiefly to military affairs.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 10 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 334-335

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letter of May 30 has been received. The Duke has not yet found an occasion to present Fitzgerald to the King, and thinks his Majesty will not be so easily reconciled as was thought. He will however perform his due part to Lord Hyde.

An enclosed copy of a letter addressed to Mr Mathew will apprise Arran of domestic affairs. What with the King's business, and the Queen's and Duchess's play, very little time is left to the writer himself.


Ormond to the Vice-Chancellor of Oxford

Written from: [London]

Date: [12 June] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 555

Document type: Copy

Renews an injunction of Archbishop Laud for the orderly behaviour of Members of Convocation; who, of late "instead of giving their suffrages with modesty, break forth into loud clamours; instead of hearkening with silence to the business that happens to be proposed, engage in private canvassings and debates; and, instead of sitting regularly in their seats, either stand up, or confusedly fill the area of the House". ...


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

Written from: Windsor

Date: 12 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 277


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 560-561

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, at length, some ... "inconsiderable but reflecting animadversions upon Sir J[ohn?] D[avys?]'s 'Letter upon the third part of The Protestant Plot'" ... [relating, chiefly, to toleration of "priests and friars" in Ireland]. ... "The book", he adds, "with these remarks [in the margins] was left upon the bookseller's stall and was brought to me yesterday". ... He shewed it to the Lord Deputy; thinks himself able "to discover the person ... of this animadverter"; but, on the whole, is of opinion that it is better to let the matter alone, than to question it". ...

The Archbishop can "scarce miss", any day, "from seeing Papists stand in the streets [of Dublin] in numbers, & going into mass in a house behind Sir William Talbot's, without any shyness or indeed prudence. ... Has hinted to Sir W. Talbot the indiscretion thereof, & how prejudicial it might prove to his master's [the Duke of York's] affairs; ... but yet they continue as formerly." ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 13-14

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

An enclosed 'State of the monthly payments', of the Irish Revenue, was brought this day by Captain Stone. ... The Duke will observe that the Farmers "discharge themselves of £20,000, by so much paid in England, for the use of Tangier" - upon which the writer need make no comment. ... His Grace will find out, better than can the writer, what is to be objected against the account. ...

Recommends a pending suit which is now the writer's own. "The business", he adds, "is [that] your Grace inclosed in a park several lands, without having liberty of free warren, and inclosed about three hundred acres of land that was not in the Patent. It is so coarse that it is scarce worth passing a Patent for. But I should be loth to pull down so much of the pale, upon any malicious informers discovery of it. These lands, thus managed, your Grace has settled upon me." ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 15

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Sends, by Colonel Hungerford, the draught of a letter for the King's signature, which will give to officers of the Guards in Ireland, a like precedency to that which the Guards have in England.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 115-116

Document type: Holograph

Mentions various town and Court incidents. "The prospect", he says, that "the Anti-Court party have of a foreign war, makes them prick up their ears with great jollity; for they conclude that ... [it] will necessitate the King to call a Parliament; and then, they think the day will be their own".

Gives some particulars as to Army commissions, and revenue matters, in Ireland.


An Order, by the King in Council, for the appearance of the Earl of Anglesey, Lord Privy Seal, in Council upon a day named, to answer a complaint made by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Lord Steward

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 404

Document type: Copy


Annexed

Memorial of the Duke of Ormond to the King, concerning a printed book of which the Earl of Anglesey acknowledges himself to be the author

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 403

Document type: Copy

Memorial of the Duke of Ormond to the King, concerning a printed book of which the Earl of Anglesey acknowledges himself to be the author, entitled A Letter, from a Person of Honour in the Country, to the Earl of Castlehaven; being Observations & Reflections on his Lordship's 'Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland'.


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: [London]

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 443v

Document type: Copy

Is glad to find, by Mr Stepney's letter, that they, & their partners, "have escaped Easter-term. Pray", he adds, "do all you can to get us a reprieve this term, and then we shall fall into the great vacation. Before Michaelmas, we shall either settle all our business, or we shall be the most unhappy men alive." ...


Representation of James, Duke of Ormond, ... to his Majesty in Council ... concerning a book - whereof the Earl of Anglesey acknowledges himself to be the author

Written from: [Hampton Court]

Date: [17 June] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 554

Document type: Copy

Representation of James, Duke of Ormond, ... to his Majesty in Council ... [concerning a book - whereof the Earl of Anglesey acknowledges himself to be the author - entitled A Letter from a Person of Honour in the Country, written to the Earl of Castlehaven; being Observations and reflections upon his Lordship's 'Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland'.


Annexed

An Order, by the King in Council, upon the 'Representation', calendared above

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 555

Document type: Copy


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph

Acknowledges receipt of the Earl's letter of June 6. Mentions the delivery, in Council at Hampton Court, by the Duke of Ormond, of "his complaint in writing of my Lord Privy Seal's book" [A Letter, ... written to the Earl of Castlehaven, being Observations on his Lordship's 'Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland' [by Arthur Annesley, Earl of Anglesey, C.P.S., London, 1681]].


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 82

Document type: Holograph

Narrates the proceedings of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, in relation to a Farm of the Customs' duties (mentioned in the preceding letters).

Notices the withdrawal of certain "proposals of marriage" [for Lord Ossory].


Ormond to Devonshire

Written from: London

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 336

Document type: Copy

Although the treaty with the Duke of Newcastle [upon an overture of marriage for Lord Ossory] must end at the entrance into it; the Duke's and the writer's occasions being "difficult to reconcile", the overture is not withdrawn, nor respect for that noble family abated. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 119

Has moved the Duke of Ormond "in that affair of Tom Fairfax". Believes the Duke is resolved to oblige him; although both the King, and the Duke of York, applied to his Grace, in favour of another - who will have to be gratified with some other post in the Duke's gift.

States the circumstances of the Duke's complaint, in Council, against the Earl of Anglesey; and many other incidents of politics and the Court.


A true Account of the whole proceedings betwixt ... James, Duke of Ormond, and ... Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, late Lord Privy Seal, before the King and Council ... [with appendices, which are separately calendared under their respective dates]

Date: 17 June-27 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 582-594

Document type: In print (London, for Thomas Fox, 1682, fol.)


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 556-557

Document type: Holograph

After various instructions concerning Army affairs in Ireland, the Duke proceeds: "I have Major Deane's 'Proposal' [concerning a Farm of the Revenue] and the list of his securities, of which some are, in respect of their estates, no better than himself; but neither that, nor another, put into my hands by Sir R. Reading and Sir W. Petty, shall be produced, until the present Proposals are at an end. I take the later [so in MS.] 'Proposals', and the later men, to be the most rational & considerable". ...

... "I presume it has been long resolved to ease my Lord of Anglesey of his Privy-Seal, & place in Council. ... It is possible that Thursday next will be [his] last day ... as a Councillor". ...

"If Mr Herbert quits Ireland, Sir John Meade is the person in the whole Kingdom I would choose to be Chief Judge in Tipperary". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 15-16

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Further details concerning the affair of Lord Massareene. ...

Desires the Duke's instructions concerning the government of the county of Waterford, for which, adds the writer, "my cousin Villiers [in MS.: "Villers"] has lately made earnest application". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 20 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 357-358

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letters of June 3rd, 6th, and 13th.

The way in which disbursements for Tangier have been put in a late Statement of Accounts by the Farmers of the Irish Revenue, is not accordant with a previous understanding on that subject.

A petition from Sir William Petty, relating to business of the Irish Exchequer, has been referred by the King to the writer. To make a due Report to his Majesty, certain papers from the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General of Ireland are necessary; and unless these are speedily furnished, Petty will become impatient and importunate.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 117-118

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of 13th inst. My Lord Chancellor had given the writer an account of Sir William Davies' intrigue. The affair, he confesses, surprised him: considering "the discretion [meaning, it would seem, the "age of discretion", of both parties] of the Lady, and Sir William's". But Heaven, he adds, is "above all".

Lord Hyde is not satisfied with Sir James Shaen's delay in "concluding the new contract", in respect to the Irish Customs.


Address on behalf of a body of French Protestants, desirous to settle as colonists in Ireland, under his Grace's proffered protection, to James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Paris

Date: 22 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 566-567

Document type: Original

"The place from which this [Memorial] is written will be the excuse for the absence of any signature at foot. ... Any orders that his Grace may be pleased to give in answer to it, may be addressed to Amsterdam, to 'M. Le Noir'."

French.


Thomas Harold to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 22 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 402-403

Document type: Original

Reminds the Duke of his Grace's former knowledge of the opprobrium cast upon the writer, by many of the brethren of his Order [that of St Francis], on account of his support of the Irish 'Remonstrance' [of 1661], and his strenuous opposition to the endeavours of Cardinal Barberini to introduce foreign influences into the administration of the affairs of that Order in Ireland. ...

Describes the long persecution to which the writer has been subjected in Flanders, and his vain endeavours to be brought to a trial, so that he might answer all charges made against him. ...

Adds assurances of his continued faithful loyalty to the King.

French.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 22 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 339

Document type: Holograph

Notices some questions of Army administration. A recommendation on behalf of Mr Ellys has been made, which is opposed to a technical rule; but the sufferings and merits of his family in the service of King Charles I make his case exceptional.


Minutes of a Court Martial, held by order of the Commissioners of Admiralty, to enquire into the circumstances attendant upon the loss of H.M.S. Gloucester, on the Lemon sands on May 6, 1682

Written from: On board H.M. Yacht Christopher

Date: 23 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 198, fol(s). 24-25

Document type: Copy


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 84

Document type: Original

Gives a minute account has passed at Court upon the matter of the Duke of Ormond's complaint against Lord Anglesey for the publication of his Letter ... to the Earl of Castlehaven.

Notices the pending election for sheriffs of London and Middlesex.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 558

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news, and of personal affairs.


An Account of Concordatums, for the quarter ending 24 June 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 389

Document type: Original


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 90-91

Document type: Holograph

To like effect with the letter of Lord Longford, as respects the matter in debate between Ormond and Anglesey.

Adds the purport of recent political advices from the Continent.


George Lane, Viscount Lanesborough, to a person unnamed [probably to Henry Gascoigne, who succeeded the writer as Secretary to the Duke of Ormond]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 June 1682

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

Document type: Holograph [without address]

Desires to have a copy of the Duke of Ormond's Answer to the letter addressed by Lord Anglesey to Lord Castlehaven. Asks also to be informed of what has transpired in relation "to the disposing my Lord Ossory in marriage".


An Abstract of the Army in Ireland (excepting that part garrisoned in Dublin), according to the Muster for three months, ending 25 June, 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 653-654

Document type: Original


An Account of Payments made by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland], on account of their Farm-Rent, 31 October, 1681, to 25 [so in MS.] June, 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 70

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Bishop of Chichester

Written from: London

Date: 27 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 279

Document type: Copy

Has received the Bishop's letter, recommendatory of Mr Crossman, who - although dignified in the Church at Bristol, & one of the City preachers - desires to go into Ireland. Will speak to the Archbishop of Canterbury on the subject. The preferments in that Kingdom are scarcely able to gratify those who study there, & whose parts deserve encouragement.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 16-18

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Fears that the opinions of the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General, upon Sir William Petty's case, differ so much from one another, and are so intricate, that the Duke will not derive from them much help for his report to the Treasury. ...

Sends a 'State of the Concordatums'. Notwithstanding that they are already so overcharged, could not avoid granting one yesterday, at the Board, "to keep the poor old unserviceable soldiers alive; because", adds the writer, "I am informed Your Grace would not have any of the Hospital-fund go that way yet". ... Notices the case of Lord Brittas.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 27 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 86

Document type: Holograph

Continues his narrative of current proceedings in relation to the Earl of Anglesey, and of other political incidents.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 88

Document type: Holograph

The King has deferred his intended sea-voyage; having resolved to stay at Whitehall, "until the Election of Sheriffs of London is over".


A Month's Account ... of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, from the last day of May, 1682, to the last day of June, following. ... "Taken out of Mr Taylor's Books, as acting [as Treasurer] in the room of Sir John Champante."

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 363

Document type: Copy

[The words within inverted commas occur at foot of this document.]


A Month's Account ... of the Farmers' Rent for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the 30th day of June [1682]. [By Thomas Taylor, Treasurer of the Farm.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 720

Document type: Original


Another Account of the Rent aforesaid, for the like period . With variations. "Taken out of Mr Taylor's books" ...]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 721

Document type: Original


A Month's Account ... of the Farm-Rent for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the 30th June [1682]. ... Taken out of the Farmers' Books.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 764

Document type: Copy


Extracts from my Lord Anglesey's book, relating to his late, and present, Majesty

Date: [June? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 460-461


Extracts from Lord Anglesey's book, relating to my Lord Duke of Ormond

Date: [June? 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 462-463


Address and Proposals to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, from certain French Protestants, to whom, "in charity, his Excellency ... hath offered a place of refuge in the Kingdom of Ireland", ... and who ... "desire to establish themselves there, in a Colony"

Date: [June?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 564-565


Orders and Instructions to be duly observed by each and every of our governors, captains, commanders, storekeepers, or gunners

Date: [June 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 709-710

Document type: Copy

Orders and Instructions to be duly observed by each and every of our governors, captains, commanders, storekeepers, or gunners, of or in any of our garrisons, castles, forts, or blockhouses [throughout the King's dominions] for prevention of any ... waste ... of powder, ... or other ammunition and gunners' stores whatsoever.


M. Raselle to Ormond

Date: Undated [June?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 92-93

Document type: Original [without address, signature, or date]. Endorsed by Ormond.

Represents the oppressions and miseries inflicted on the Protestants of France.

Submits propositions with reference to the establishment of some of them as settlers in Ireland.

French.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 1 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 281-282

Document type: Copy

... "The quality of the party [Lady Anne Hyde], ... to whom James [Lord Ossory] is designed, is neither too high nor too low for him; the parents are now in play; the young lady is pretty, but charged with affectedness, ... which the writer believes will wear off". ...

Yesterday, had two long hours' discourse with Sir James Shaen, ... who, with tears and tenderness, made many professions that he never had been, nor ever would be, other than the writer's friend. Had he left out the former clause, he might more easily have persuaded belief of the latter. ... Another proposition ... is come from Major Deane ("a man as well qualified for riches & honesty, as Shaen & Robartes" [this is said ironically]), offering £200,000, a year, for all branches of Revenue [in Ireland], except the quit-rents. ... It might be not amiss to learn who are in with him, & how responsible they are. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 1 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 342

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letter of June 18 is the only one that now remains for the Duke's reply.

All he can say of the projected match for James [Lord Ossory, afterwards 2nd Duke of Ormond] at the present stage of the affair is that the Lady is neither too high nor too low for him; is pretty, "but charged with affectedness", which the Duke attributes to "remains of childishness, & believes will wear off".

Has conferred with Shaen on Revenue affairs, but two hours' discourse failed to impart, to the writer, the confidence in his schemes which is expressed by their projector.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 18-19

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

States a question as to precedency at the Council Board in Ireland, "like to come upon the carpet, upon the addition of Sir Richard Reynell, puny Judge and baronet", and, upon which the Lord Lieutenant's direction is desired. ...


Richard Bulstrode to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 3 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 578

Document type: Holograph

A letter of intelligence. Military state of Flanders. Louvois' survey of the new French conquests. Pending political arrangements at Brussels.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 4 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 94

Document type: Original

Gives particulars of what the writer and others are doing in the establishment of the Office of the Ordnance.

Notices the circumstances of the King's excursion at sea; and also the proceedings in the Court of King's Bench, arising out of incidents in the recent election of sheriffs for London and Middlesex.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 4 July 1682 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of a scheme now in preparation, "by some persons", says the writer, "you accounted your friends", for effecting certain changes in the constitution of the Army in Ireland, for purposes of personal profit. Colonel Legge, the writer understands to be the chief contriver.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 4 July 1682 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 98

Document type: Holograph

Notices various incidents at Court. Mentions the approaching return of the Duke of Ormond to Ireland.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 39-42

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Marriage treaty for Lord Ossory.

Revenue projects for Ireland, with characters of some of the projectors. ... The writer then proceeds top say: "I must put your Grace in mind ... of getting the money laid out upon account of the Plot, taken off from the concordatums, or else I shall have no pleasant time of it at the Board; - having many poor petitioners, instead of money. ... I guess, by one paragraph of your letter, that your Grace does not intend to be very great with my Lady Portsmouth, but pray be kind to Mrs Roach [Roche?] and Mrs Oglethorpe. They were both born in your County Palatine. ... I am desired to recommend Dean Pooly [John Pooley, Dean of Kilkenny, who received the degree of D.D., by diploma, July 11, 1682] to your Grace for a letter, to go out Doctor at Oxford. Your resolutions, I know, are very justly against that manner of proceeding. All I have to say is that his brother, the painter, ... has a great mind to marry Mrs Low, and your letter for the Dean will facilitate that intrigue; and I am sure will oblige my mother."


Francis Somner to Henry Gascoigne

Date: 5 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 580

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning rights of presentation to certain rectories and other ecclesiastical benefices, in various parts of Ireland.


The humble Proposal of "John Thompson" [i.e. of Joseph Deane, of Crumly (or Cromlin) in the county of Dublin] ... to the King's ... Majesty [for a Farm of certain branches of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, at a rent of two hundred thousand pounds, a year]

Date: [5 July?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 742

Document type: Copy


Subjoined

[A List of the] Security humbly offered by "John Thompson", on his Proposal [calendared above]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 743

Document type: Copy


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 100

Document type: Holograph

Notices further proceedings in relation to the election of sheriffs in London. Believes Lord Arran will by this post receive an account of the "resolution of disposing, suddenly, of my Lord Ossory".


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 8 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 121-122

Document type: Holograph

Details the new arrangements proposed for the military establishment of Ireland; which he prefaces with the remarks that the Lords of the Treasury here will not allow of one farthing of addition to the present Military List for that Kingdom.

Adds (at great length) an account of the political occurrences in the City of London .


Proposals for a Farm of certain branches of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland. Addressed by Joseph Deane to Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland.

Written from: Crumlyn [Co. Dublin]

Date: 9 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 744

Document type: original


Ormond to Arran

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 283

Document type: Copy

Adds some particulars to former communications concerning (1) the marriage of Lord Ossory with Anne Hyde (daughter of Lord Hyde], afterwards Earl of Rochester, & granddaughter of Clarendon); (2) the Revenue proposals for Ireland. ...

Lord Privy Seal will be eased of his attendance & employments. Nothing keeps him in so long, but competitions for his place. ... The death of Dr Hierosme [in MS.: "Hierorn"] is a mighty disappointment to the writer; and ruin to his poor & numerous family; but his nephew may do well at Carrick. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 285

Document type: Original

The enclosed letter from the King is on behalf of Ralph Cooke, & Fabian Steele, servants to Lord Ranelagh. It was obtained before the stop given to the passing of Reversions.


Ormond to Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: London

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 287-288

Document type: Copy

... Concerning conventicles, it is his Majesty's pleasure that the laws we have should be put in execution, in due season. But what troubles the writer is that lawyers in Ireland do not agree that the laws [concerning religion] of that Kingdom can be made use of against any dissenters but papists, for whom, they say, they were only calculated [so in MS.] . ... But it is not desired that the laws against riots & unlawful assemblies may, possibly, be interpreted to reach them. ...

... Adds various particulars concerning matters of revenue, ... and church-preferment, in Ireland. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 102

Document type: Original

Describes some new arrangements about to be adopted by the English Government, in relation to the Military Establishment for Ireland, and to other matters concerning that country administrative and financial.


Subjoins

Notes relating to the strength of the several regiments, composing the active Army of Ireland

Date: July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 104

Document type: Original


Lanesborough to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Cork

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 105

Document type: Holograph

Has received Mr Gascoigne's letter of June 24. Answers some inquiries with reference to Lord Castlehaven and his transactions in Ireland - questions apparently accruing out of recent proceedings in the Privy Council of England.


Gascoigne to Gerard Bor

Written from: London

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 343

Document type: Copy

Mr Bor's letters of July 4th and 6th have been received, together with an enclosed Bill for £40. Information has been received respecting Mr Alexander - a joint agent with the writer for the Scottish Regiment - which makes it needful to submit to the Lord Deputy the necessity of taking measures to secure the pay of that regiment, & other measures of precaution.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 345-346

Document type: Holograph

The arrangements for Lord Ossory's marriage with the daughter of Lord Hyde are now made. The advantages are such as would have inclined the Duke to court it. But the quarter where the overture came [viz. the King] would have made it acceptable, with smaller advantages to recommend it. The young people are to accompany the Duke into Ireland.

Dr Hierome's death is a matter of regret to the writer, who will endeavour to procure a provision in the Church for his nephew. ... The young man is "perfect in both languages", and of promise otherwise


A Proposition of Ordnance, mortar-pieces, and other habilaments of war, proposed for a train of Artillery in Ireland; ... with an estimate of the charge necessary to the said train

Date: 12 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 397-398

Document type: Copy


Further Propositions concerning the Ordnance Service in Ireland

Date: 12 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 399-400

Document type: Copy


A List of the garrisons, castles, forts, and magazines, as they are at present established in Ireland. With the state of stores, as appears by the last Remain.

Date: 12 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 401-402

Document type: Copy


Observations on various fortified places in the several provinces of Ireland

Date: [12 July? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 405-410

Document type: Copy


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 107

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Mr Lyndon, as suitor for the office of one of the King's serjeants-at-law in Ireland.

Communicates some papers relating to the incorporated butchers of Dublin.


[William Robinson?] to [Arthur Podmore?]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 736

Document type: Original

Has received his correspondent's letter which gives an account of the settling of the affairs of the fort [namely Charles Fort, near Kinsale, in the county of Cork]. ...

If all the soldiers be kept in quarters, the accompanying estimate will be found not to be extravagant.


Subjoins

An Estimate of the charge of fuel and light, for Charles Fort, in the county of Cork

Date: 14 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 736

Document type: Original


The Petition of Philip McShane O'Reilly, esquire, to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 14 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 3-5

Document type: Copies

Recites the loss of lands in the county of Cavan, during the Rebellion. Prays relief.

With subjoined certificates and other documents in support of the Petition; with the King's Order of Reference; and the Report of the Duke of Ormond thereupon (Windsor, August 1).


Ormond to Derby

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 15 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 347

Document type: Copy

Will thankfully accept Lord Derby's offer of hawks. If his Lordship can spare a cast of tassells, they are the kind the Duke would desire, after the disaster which has befallen his own falconry.

A match is concluded between the writer's grandson James, and Lord Hyde's daughter. The Duke hopes Lord Derby will see them at Chester.


Ormond to Devonshire

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 15 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 349

Document type: Copy

Condoles with his brother Devonshire on a family bereavement. Offers his endeavours to compose certain differences which have arisen between the Earl and his son, Lord Stanley.

Mentions that Lord Ossory's age, and the Duke's own age, had given great reason to desire his marriage, now happily agreed upon.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 15 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 123-124

Document type: Holograph

Mentions an incident in certain proceedings in an ecclesiastical Court [called by the writer: "Committee of Adjuncts"], relating to the business of Miss Hyde and Mr Emerton. When "the Commissioners met, to give sentence in that cause, - which had taken up so much time in the hearing, - Mrs Hyde started new game, ... declaring that she had been some time married to my Lord Dunblane and that her marriage was fully consummated". Thinks that this "is no final disappointment to my Lord Clarendon". [He proceeds to give his reasons for believing that Lord Clarendon had some suspicion of the fact, before he took up his kinswoman's cause against Mr Emerton.]

Continues his account of the events in the City of London.


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Barenchealy, near Kinsale

Date: 17 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 111

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Has received Mr Gascoigne's letter of July 8. Mentions various personal and family incidents. Notices certain visits to various places, which the writer has to make before returning to Dublin.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 289-290

Document type: Copy

... Is not fully satisfied with the new project for re-modelling the Army [of Ireland], because it designs the lessening both of the Regiment of Guards, and the loose companies of the Army, upon a notion of having regiments of dragoons and fusilliers, and a company of grenadiers to attend the guards at Dublin. The few troops in Scotland are it seems thus formed. And the writer cannot deny that they may be more useful, in that shape, than as they are with us. ...

... Adds various particulars concerning the case of Lord Anglesey.


Ormond to Burlington

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 292

Document type: Copy

... It was the Duke [of York]'s great "grace and concern for the families that are to be allied by this match" [for Lord Ossory] that gave the writer the first thoughts & encouragement for the address, which is now brought to the conclusion wished for. ...


Joseph Deane to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 740-741

Document type: Holograph

His Excellency the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran] acquaints the writer with his recommendation to the Lord Lieutenant of certain branches of his Majesty's Revenue in this Kingdom. ... The writer has also submitted a statement "of the condition of the present Farmers", ... by which it appears that those Farmers are now indebted, at least £100,000, and in probability will be much more [indebted] at the end of their Farm". ...

If the raising of a considerable sum of money, for his Majesty's present service, be a thing absolutely required, the writer does not doubt to be able to effect it upon security of the Revenue. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 19-20

Document type: Copy

In Lord Longford's last letters, he gives some account of a malicious project for regimenting the Army, "by reducing 400 men out of the regiment of Guards, - to make room for the salaries of the Field and General Officers, - besides 500 out of the Army". ...

The writer has had the honour to command that regiment for above twenty years. When the Duke's interest at Court was not so great as it is now, the writer's most cunning adversaries, who were then in favour, could procure a reducement but of eighty men. This project reduces 400 more; ... and seems, if it go on, an affront, greater - if possible - than the honour conferred by being his Majesty's Deputy here. ...


George Mathew to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 109-110

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the proceeding, in relation to settlements and dower, which have now been taken in contemplation of the marriage of Lord Ossory [with Lady Anne Hyde, daughter of Laurence, Lord Hyde, afterwards Earl of Rochester (so created in November of this year, 1682). The MS. mentions the dower or portion of the Lady as having been fixed by H.R.H. the Duke of York at "£200,000", which is probably an error of the pen for £20,000.]

Has conferred with Sir Stephen Fox in relation to certain accounts of Lady Ossory.

Mentions some details of the proposed re-modelling of the Irish Army.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 18 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 351

Document type: Holograph

The bearer, Mr Deane, has very good testimonials of his father's services to King Charles I. They come unseasonably, on account of the scarcity of money in the Treasury. But if anything, in Ireland, "about Collection or Customs", can be had, it will be acceptable and merited.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various details of the measures under debate, in relation to the military and financial affairs of Ireland.

Describes the marriage of Lord Ossory. Adds that the bride is one of the prettiest ladies ever seen by the writer, and is of an excellent behaviour.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 115

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars of the pending measures in relation to the reorganization of the Irish Army.

Mentions the departure of Lady Hyde for France, and the expected arrival at the Duke of Ormond's house of Lady Ossory; shortly afterwards, the "family go to Windsor, to stay there, until they return to Ireland".


Sir William Stewart to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 22 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 113

Document type: Holograph

The Duke of Ormond dining to-day with the Lord Mayor of London, the writer is unable to shew him the letter received for the Lord Deputy, in relation to Army matters. But it is the writer's belief that the Duke has already defeated certain objectionable proposals "once thought as good as done".

Lord Ossory's marriage was celebrated privately in the chapel of Burlington House. "He has a pretty red-haired wife, and one that has with enough", says the writer.

Adds that the Duke dines with the Lord Mayor, "to keep him fixed"; there having been a fear that he was "falling off, in relation to the affair of the Sheriffs".


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 24 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 641

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Upon complaint of the Commissioners of Customs, of certain infractions in Ireland of the laws for regulating the Plantation trade, and also of certain frauds alleged to be practised in relation to the shipping of coal, lead and tin, from England to Ireland, two inspectors have been appointed to watch over the respective branches of trade so specified.

It is requested that the Lord Lieutenant will give orders that the inspectors aforesaid may have due access to the Customs' Books of Ireland, so far as may be necessary for the performance of the duty entrusted to them.


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond [or, in his absence, to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy]

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 24 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 752

Document type: Copy [with five signatures]

Upon information by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs, of abuses committed in Ireland, in respect to ships laden with tobacco, or with other "enumerated commodities", from his Majesty's Plantations in America; and also in respect to the shipping of coal, lead and tin, from England to Ireland, inspectors [viz. Charles Horne, for the Plantation trade; Silvanus Stirrup, for the English mineral trade] of the Plantation trade, and of the coal, tin and lead trade, respectively, are now appointed. It is desired that facilities may be given to them for the discharge of the trust so committed, as occasion may offer.


The ... Petition of John Cantwell, esquire, to the King

Date: 24 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy

Recites the loss, during the Rebellion, by the petitioner's grandfather, of his lands of Ballymeady in the county of Tipperary, and the King's order in relation thereto of January 24, 1661. Prays the benefit by that order intended.

With note of the King's Order of Reference, of 24 July 1682.


Subjoins

An Order, by the King in Council upon the Petition of John Cantwell, in relation to lands in Tipperary. [Together with the Report of the Duke of Ormond, dated 12 August 1682, therein.]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January 1660

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 6

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the swearing-in of James Boswell as Supernumerary Groom Porter at his Majesty's gate in ordinary

Written from: London

Date: 25 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 104

Document type: Apparently, original


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 25 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 119

Document type: Holograph

Gives the purport of various political movements and rumours. Mentions the appearance of 'Dryden's Ghost', a poem ... wherein "Dryden is severely handled, and the Ministers reflected upon. But my Lord Duke is characterized with honour."


Report to the King, on the services and losses of Sir James Walsh, deceased, and of Sir Robert Walsh; and upon the petition of the last-named of June 9, 1680

Date: 27 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 2-3

Document type: Copy


Another Copy of the 'True Account of the whole proceedings betwixt ... James, Duke of Ormond, and ... Arthur, Earl of Anglesey', etc.

Date: 27 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 431-447

Document type: In print (London, for Thomas Fox, 1682, fol.)


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Waterford

Date: 28 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 121

Document type: Holograph

Notifies the satisfaction with which the writer has heard the news of Lord Ossory's auspicious marriage, and his hope that the Duke of Ormond will not defer his return to Ireland, later than the month of August.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 29 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 123

Document type: Holograph

Describes Lord Anglesey's hearing before the Privy Council in the matter complained of by the Duke of Ormond.

Notices various Court incidents.


Sir William Stewart to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 29 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 125

Document type: Holograph

To like effect with the letter of same date written by Colonel Fitzpatrick.

Notices the visit to England; and the pretensions in pint of precedency, of the Countess of Soissons [apparently the widow of the Count of Soissons, who died in 1673; niece of Mazarin; and mother of Prince Eugene of Savoy].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Tullagh

Date: 29 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 21

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received his Grace's letter of 18th inst. Was sure that the marriage [of Lord Ossory, the writer's nephew] "could not be kept so secret, but that you would have the attendants you mention". ...

... Did not like the proposals which he, the writer, sent from Major Deane. Likes those sent, by the Duke, about the Castle, much worse; and the Lord Chancellor is of his opinion; though Sir John Topham proves to be the chief undertaker". ... "I am very glad", he adds, "I have prevailed with you to be so much a courtier as to visit my Lady Portsmouth. I hope you will go thorough with it, and be kind to her attendants, your county palatine subjects". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 29 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 353-354

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's papers are in London, but he believes the letter he has to answer was of 18th July upon Army affairs. Certain proposed measures seem to him unadvisable at present. He will take time to consider of them.

In the Duke's opinion, the whole Council, at the late hearing of the matter, were dissatisfied with the account my Lord Privy Seal [Anglesey] gave of himself and of his book.

The great mortality from smallpox at Dublin induces the Duke to proceed into Ireland, by way of Waterford.


A Month's Account ... of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, from the last day of June, 1682, to the last ... of July following

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 362

Document type: Copy. Endorsed: "Copy of Mr Taylor's ... State of the Farm-Rent".


A Month's Account of the Farmers' Rent for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the last day of July [1682]. ... Taken out of the Farmers' Books.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 722

Document type: Original


A Month's Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the last day of July [1682]. ... Taken out of Mr Taylor's books, as acting in the room of Sir John Champante.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 723

Document type: Original


A Month's Account of the Farm-Rent, for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the last day of July [1682]. ... Taken out of the Farmers' Books.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 765

Document type: Copy


The humble proposal [for a farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] of Thomas Turner

Date: [July?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 746

Document type: Original


Military List of Ireland, in the year 1682. With details concerning the numbers of the officers and soldiers, of various arms.

Date: [July? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 390-396

Document type: Copy


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 643

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

His Majesty having been pleased to direct that the Contract which was designed for a new farm of the Revenue of Ireland shall ... be quite laid aside, ... the former 'Committee of Inspection' is to be proceeded with anew.

The Farmers of the Revenue are also to be called upon to pay up their rents according to their Contracts, and to give in due account how their payments stand.


Extract of a Letter [concerning the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] to the Duke of Ormond, or, in his absence, to the Lord Deputy [from the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in England]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 149v


Lords of the Treasury to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chamber

Date: 1 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 612


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 23

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The Archbishop of Cashel cannot live many days. Although the writer knows that his recommendation will not signify much, yet he thinks himself bound to offer his opinion that, if the coming vacancy is to be filled by translation, the Bishops of Cork, Waterford, or Limerick, are fittest to succeed. ... And he thinks no man fitter to be a bishop than is Dean Jones of Kilkenny, his Grace's chaplain, now Dean of Lismore; out of whose livings the writer could prefer a chaplain of his own, of the same name


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 1 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 127

Document type: Holograph

Communicates advices of various political and social incidents at the Court of England.

Adds that Captain Mathew left London too suddenly for the writer to fulfil his intention of accompanying him in his journey to Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 1 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 355-356

Document type: Holograph

At a joint Committee, of Treasury and Council, on the affairs of the Revenue of Ireland, Sir James Shaen and Mr Robartes [in MS.: "Roberts"] were dismissed with very severe rebukes for having departed from express conditions of their terms of contract. Lord Arran will receive, from the Treasury, instructions to restore the Commissioners of Inspection to their old functions.

Probably, the Revenue will hereafter be put "under management" [i.e. by Commissioners of Revenue, instead of a Farm].


Memorial of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, to the King, upon the Order in Council of the 27th of July preceding

Written from: London

Date: 2 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 178-179

Document type: Copy. Endorsed as read in Council on August 3rd.


A Memorial, to the King, by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, concerning the Petition presented to his Majesty by James, Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 552-553

Document type: Copy


Anglesey to the King

Written from: London

Date: 2 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 595-596

Document type: In print. (Appended to 'The true account of ... proceedings', &c. 1682, fol.)

Is incapacitated by gout from obeying his Majesty's order to appear at Court on the 3rd of August. ... Does not know by what right or authority, the Council Table, who are limited by the laws in their jurisdiction, take upon them the trial of a Peer for pretended libelling. ... Is supported at present, under his misfortune, in this that his Majesty ... will not deny an old servant a fair and legal trial, in some one of his Courts of Justice, upon the points whereof the Duke of Ormond hath accused the writer. ...


The ... Petition of Sir Charles Hamilton, baronet, to the King

Date: 3 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy

Recites the services in Scotland and at Worcester of petitioner's father Sir James Hamilton; and also the services and losses of the petitioner in Ireland.

[With the Order of Reference to the Duke of Ormond, and the Duke's Report of August 12 thereupon.]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 3 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 357

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Captain Strode, who is suitor for command of a company, under circumstances which he will himself explain. The Duke believes that more than ordinary value is set on Strode's services, both at sea and on land.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 5 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 133

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the King's "dismissal of Sir J. Shaen's contract" [for the farm of Irish Customs' duties]; and some further incidents in the case of Lord Anglesey.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 131

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the difficulties that have arisen with reference to the new farm of the Irish Customs' duties, so that, adds the writer, "we are to go to sea again"; yet hopes that the voyage will be less tedious than before, as the Duke of Ormond awaits its conclusion, before returning to Ireland.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 5 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 129

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the King's anger at some of the proceedings of the new contractors for the farm of Irish Customs; and the writer's belief that they will present a submissive petition.

Gives an account of other political occurrences.


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 143

Document type: Holograph

Thanks his correspondent for a letter of July 29. Expresses his hope that the Duke of Ormond will rather confirm [in MS.: "affirm"] the judgment of the King and Council in Lord Anglesey's affair, by publishing an answer to that Earl's book on the Irish Wars, than satisfy himself with the bare entry [of censure] on [in MS.: "of"] the Council-Book.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 23-24

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Gives an abstract of the current Revenue Accounts of Ireland. ... The presentation to the vacant living at Carrick is in his Grace, as Patron. M. Hierosme has a nephew, and a son-in-law. The former (the writer is told) "understands no English, and the latter is a blockhead, in all languages. The widow's condition ... requires commiseration. Mr Christian ... is a person very fit for the place." ...


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 8 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 645

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Too much care cannot be taken that the Civil & Military Lists in Ireland be provided for, before any other payment. Pensions due at Lady-Day last are not to be paid until his Majesty's pleasure be further signified; that of the Dowager Countess of Orrery [Lady Mary Sackville, daughter of Richard, Earl of Dorset, & widow of Roger, (2nd) Earl of Orrery] only excepted.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 135

Document type: Holograph

Will do his best to get a pension "for the Marshal's place" [in the vice-regal Court (held, at this time, by Lord Arran himself)]; "although", adds the writer, "I do rather expect opposition than help from my Lord Lieutenant".

Asks to have the appointment to the first commission of Lieutenant, or Ensign [in MS.: "Ensient" = ancient], that may fall vacant in the Irish Army.


Longford to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: [8 August] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 137

Document type: Original

Gives details of the course taken in relation to the experimental 'management' of the Irish Revenue, by Commissioners, for one year, in lieu of granting it to farm. Mentions a splendid entertainment to the King and Court given by Lord Conway, where "there was very hot work among them"; and whence, he adds, my Lord Lieutenant came away early, to attend to business with Lord Hyde in the morning.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 8 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 359

Document type: Holograph

It has now been determined to put an end to the farm of Revenue in Ireland, and to appoint a Commission. The branches of the new Establishment will be fourfold: I, Ireland; II, Tangier; III, Ships; IV, Pensions, I to III are to be first provided for.

There is a desire to induce the Duke to stay all this winter in England; and this on the part of some "that may command it, if they will". But, unless by command, he holds to his resolution.


The humble Representation of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, to ... Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and Council

Date: 10 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 62-63

Document type: Copy

The humble Representation of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, to ... Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and Council [in relation to the Restraints formerly imposed in respect of their receipts & payments; and to Instructions subsequently issued concerning the same. Read at the Council Board, on date in margin.


Arran to Mr Hore

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 27

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Understanding that the writer's kinswoman, Lady Athenry, is under some obligation to Mr Hore on account of her daughter's portion, the writer desires that he will be moderate, and kind to her Ladyship, in the matter, "so as not to take from her a possibility of subsisting". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 10 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 361

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of conferences, at the Treasury Chambers, upon the business of the new Irish Establishment.


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Sir James Shaen & others, Farmers of the King's Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 11 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 748

Document type: Copy

No payments of Farm-Rent due to his Majesty are to be made to any persons, or upon any account whatsoever, save upon particular warrants or orders signed by the Duke of Ormond [Lord Lieutenant], or by the Lord Deputy of Ireland.


Petition of Sir William Petty, and Sir Robert Marshall, to James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 11 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 43

Document type: Original

Recite losses sustained, as alleged, by petitioners, in respect of "their having been sent from place to place for these fourteen years last past, and having passed several Indentures and Inquisitions, ... to get relief against the Quit-Rents of thirteen times the value of their Lands in Kerry".

Pray that his Grace will recommend petitioners to the King for relief.


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Sir James Shaen, & others

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 11 August 1682

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

Document type: Copy [with four signatures]. Endorsed by Ormond.

No payments are to be made out of Rents due or accruing to his Majesty in Ireland - except as to warrants and debentures already issued for the Civil & military Lists - save by warrant from the Lord Lieutenant, or Lord Deputy.


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 11 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy [with nine signatures]

Report the proceedings concerning the accounts and debts of the Farmers of the Revenue, in pursuance of the Treasury letter of 1st instant.


The ... Petition of John Harrison of Cloghjerdan, esquire, to ... James, Duke of Ormond, Lord of the Regalities of Tipperary

Date: 11 August 1682

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

Document type: Copy

[Praying for the grant of a market, and of two yearly fairs, on his plantation of Cloghjerdan in that county. With the Duke's Order thereupon, dated "S. James' Sque 11 August 1682"].


Arran to the Lord Chief Justice Davys

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 27

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Desires that his Lordship will, in his circuit, give directions for the observance of the Proclamation about the halfpence, which was conceived to be for the benefit & advantage of the people.


Henry Gascoigne to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 584

Document type: Original

By command of my Lord Lieutenant, states that the results of the late proceedings on Irish affairs, at the Treasury Chamber, are not yet declarable. But [in payments] the Government of Ireland is to be preferred &, if there be a want of money, it must light upon the Pensions. ... But if there be an overplus, pensions will be duly considered, as far as that overplus will go.


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 12 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 647

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Communicate an order given to the Farmers of the Irish Revenue not to make any payment, save upon particular orders from the Duke of Ormond or from Lord Arran - Warrants and Debentures already issued, for the Civil & Military Lists, excepted.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 12 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 139

Document type: Holograph

Notices a conversation with Lord Hyde, about the "salary to the Marshal's place", in which the writer expressed his belief that the Lord Lieutenant was against it, "only because you [Lord Arran] were his son; [on objection] which I hooped would not weigh with the King, or with Lord Hyde".


Sir William Stewart to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 141

Document type: Holograph

Mentions an interview or meeting between the Dukes of York and Monmouth, "by chance, in Hyde Park", which the writer saw, "and found it, he adds, "civiller than I expected". It was the first meeting between them since the journey into Flanders.


A series of Advices of political affairs and occurrences, chiefly from Northern Europe

Date: 12- 30 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 827-828


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 147

Document type: Holograph

Gives some details of the course of public business, in relation to Irish affairs.

The King has commanded the Duke of Ormond not to think of returning to Ireland during the coming winter. The Duchess desires to get Berkeley House, "if it can be had; because, otherwise, for the benefit of fresh air, she must take one ... remote from the smoke of this town".


Report to Lord Deputy the Earl of Arran, of the finding of a Court-Martial upon the trial of Ensign Stephens, and Lieutenant Arthur Townley, "for breaking the 43rd Article of War"

Written from: Athlone Castle

Date: 15 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 586

Document type: Original [with nine signatures]


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 588

Document type: Holograph

Solicits his Grace's recommendation, upon occasion of the changes in the management of the Irish Revenue, that the writer may be placed in some Commission where he may continue to serve his Majesty.


Humphrey Jervis to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 590

Document type: Holograph

Appointed, together with Alderman Lowther and Alderman Ram, to be joint-overseers of a new bridge over the Liffy, during the lieutenancy of the Earl of Essex, the writer advanced £1,400 for that work. He has repeatedly petitioned his Majesty, by whom the petition was referred to the Lords of the Treasury; &, by them, to Sir James Shaen; but the writer can obtain neither money, nor definitive report in order thereto.


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 28

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received their Lordships' letter of the 8th inst., and has given the directions therein required to the Collectors of the Revenue, and also to the Deputy Vice-Treasurer [Sir John Champante].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 29

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Observations concerning the management of the Revenue, and particularly as to the difficulty of putting into execution the late instructions, the Revenue Collectors "being so much the Farmers' creatures".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 15 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 363

Document type: Holograph

The Duke has received the King's commands to dispose himself for residence in England, during the coming Winter. The manner of their expression was very obliging.

The King resolves, both in England and in Ireland, to govern by law, and hopes, one day, to have the benefit of the law himself.

"In the case", adds the writer, "of those men who have long deluded the King and his Ministers, their concerns ought to be narrowly examined.

[In concluding his letter, Ormond adds: "The Bishop of Dromore is a sad Prelate, and Dr Jones is a fir man to make one of" (Dromore was then governed by Dr Essex Digby, in succession to Bishop Rust, the friend, biographer, & successor, of Taylor)].


Certificate, by James, Duke of Ormond, of the descent of the late Captain Edward Butler from Pierce Butler, Earl of Ormond. Made at the instance of Madam Catherine O'Meara, widow of Edward butler, aforesaid

Written from: London

Date: 16 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 253

Document type: Translated from the Latin original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 24-27

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Gives, at great length, an abstract of Lord Hyde's letter on the revenue affairs of Ireland, and especially on the accounts of the Farmers; together with other particulars, on the same subject. ...

When the Duke returns to Ireland, he need not avoid landing at Dublin; for, adds the writer, "you are as much misinformed of the distempers of this place, as we are, in the coffee-houses, that my Lord Hyde is to be Lord Lieutenant of this Kingdom, and your Grace Lord Treasurer there". ...

Expresses a hope that upon the grant of any new farm of the Irish Revenue, the Duke will so order it that there may be no farm of the Post Office. There are great complaints against the present farmers in that particular.


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Rathlyne

Date: 16 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 145

Document type: Holograph

The writer's chief happiness here is to contemplate that which Ireland is to enjoy in the return of the Duke of Ormond to this Kingdom; but would rather postpone that enjoyment, than that the Duke should run the hazards of a Winter passage.


Ormond to Derby

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 17 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 293

Document type: Copy

... In regard to the Duke of Monmouth, Lord Derby's best way will be to tell him that, in duty and obedience to the King's command, he cannot have the honour of entertaining the Duke, or of paying him those respects, which otherwise he would receive from Lord Derby's inclinations & from the honour he has for the Duke's person. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 29-31

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received the Duke's letters of 8th and 10th, and Mr Gascoigne's of the 12th. ... Reports proceedings concerning the late restraints put upon the Farmers of the Revenue; and also concerning an account required from them of the whole produce of the Revenue in their time. ... Adds that the Collector of the Port of Dublin "has taken away all the monies and bonds in his hands, to secure himself against a judgment Fletcher has got, of £1,600, against him for executing the Farmers' orders". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 19 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 149

Document type: Holograph

Notices "a noble treat" given to the King by the Duke and Duchess of Ormond, upon very short notice of his intention to dine with them, and just as they were about to return to Windsor, where "cooks, plate, and linen, had been left behind".

Mentions various Court incidents and proceedings in relation to public business. Adds that the violent Whigs "are vexed to the Soul at His Grace's stay in England, because his presence gives reputation to the King's affairs".


Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James Square

Date: 19 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 365

Document type: Original

Is commanded by the Lord Lieutenant to direct in conformity with the law of a Treasury minute, the drawing of a Bill of Concordatum for £60, the yearly allowance for fire & candle, to the new fort at Kinsale.


Petition of Christopher, Lord Baron of Slane, by his guardian, Alice, Countess Dowager of Drogheda, to the King

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [20? August 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 222

Document type: Original

Recites the restoration of petitioner's father, Randal, late Lord Slane, to his lands & possessions in Ireland.

Prays confirmation of the same to petitioner, under conditions stated.


Subjoined

An Order of Reference, by the King, of the Petition above-recited to James, Duke of Ormond, his Majesty's Lieutenant of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 223

Document type: Original


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 22 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 649

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

His Majesty thinks that there cannot be too much care taken that the Farmers [of the Revenue] do pay up their rent according to their covenants, which as he will not break on his part so he expects that all diligence possible be used to prevent it on theirs. Therefore, whatsoever restraints can by law be laid upon them, with regard to their contract, his Majesty doth direct to be strictly put into execution.


Captain George Deyes to Sir Nicholas Armorer

Written from: ["Melville"]

Date: 22 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 407

Document type: Holograph

Has received his correspondent's letter of 8th inst., & with joy. ... Doubts not that [the Duke of Ormond] will gain much honour & reputation by managing his Majesty's Irish] Revenue to better advantage. ...

Adds various suggestions on certain details of the proposed new Revenue system, as reported by Armorer. ...


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland

Written from: [Treasury Chambers, Whitehall]

Date: 22 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 750

Document type: Copy

Have laid before the King the Deputy & Council's letter of 11th inst. His Majesty approves of what they have done in pursuance of the commands notified inn a former [Treasury] letter of 1st inst., and thinks that too much care cannot be taken to enforce the payment, by the Farmers of the Revenue, of their covenanted Rent. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 31-32

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Affairs of finance and Revenue. Suggestions as to the filling up of expected vacancies in Irish dioceses.


Somner to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 592

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of various Revenue matters; and of personal incidents.


Jer[emiah?] Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 24 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 602-603

Document type: Holograph

A news-letter; containing an account of personal and Court incidents.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 25 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 295

Document type: Holograph

... The Commission for the Irish Revenue management has been read over to the writer, who took some exceptions to certain parts of it. ... "That the Commissioners should have no commerce with the Government, or dependence upon it, but receive directions ... [from], and make returns [to, the Treasury, in England] without any examination or interposition ... by the Chief Governor, must be a disparagement to him, & a disservice to the King, who ought to keep up his authority, ... that he may the better serve him". ...

... Directs the Lord Deputy to advise with the Primate, Judges, & the King's Counsel, in Ireland, in order to the draught of fit instructions for the Commissioners aforesaid to be proposed to the King. ...


The ... Petition of Anne Caesar, otherwise Slingsby, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 7v

Document type: Copy

Prays for an order for the reimbursement to petitioner of sums expended in the King's service by her deceased brother, Guildford Slingsby, esquire, Lieutenant of the Ordnance in Ireland.

[With the Order of Reference thereupon.]


Longford to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: [25?] August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 151

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the arrival of the East-India Fleet, and some concerns of the writer at Surat.

Describes the surrender to the King, and re-settlement, by act notarial according to the method of Scotland, of the earldom, offices, and ancient estate of the Duke of Lauderdale, immediately before his death at Tunbridge [24 August; the dukedom became extinct by this event; Charles Maitland, brother of the Duke, succeeded as the third Earl].


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 26 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 594

Document type: Holograph

Has acquainted Sir John Meade with the Lord Deputy's obliging conduct to his, Sir John Meade's, brother upon his account. One of the livings named appears to be the parish in which the King's fort of Ringcorran is situate, and by exchange or otherwise, a satisfactory arrangement may probably be made with the Chaplain there.


Hyde to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 26 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 153

Document type: Holograph

Transmits, by command of the King, a new Commission for the management of the King's Revenue in Ireland.


Somner to Gascoigne

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 596

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some particulars of Petty's Case and of other current affairs.

Notices a contention betwixt Mr Ellis, and Mr Bor, as to the rights of their respective offices [as Secretaries to the Lord Deputy?]. ...


Extract of L[ord] V[iscount] Pr[eston's] [this name is not supplied in the paper, or its endorsement; but it is suggested by internal evidence, and by Preston's residence in Paris] letter from Paris [to a person not herein named]

Written from: Paris

Date: 27 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 369

Document type: Copy

Gives an account of Informations, in respect to certain particulars of the alleged Popish Plots in Ireland made by a person of Irish birth but long resident in France, who, after having served "the present E[arl] of D[erby]" as a page, took service in the French Army.


Subjoins 1

Information, in respect to alleged traitorous proposals made to the Cardinal de Bouillon, by Richard Bourke, of Tipperary, and others

Written from: Versailles

Date: August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 370-373

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 2

A second Information in relation to alleged plots in the counties of Clare & Kerry

Written from: Paris

Date: August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 374

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 3

A third Information, against a Priest named Glessan, formerly Chaplain to the regiment commanded by Sir George Hamilton

Written from: Versailles

Date: August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 374v

Document type: Copy


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 155

Document type: Holograph

Among the many candidates for the garter fallen vacant by the Duke of Lauderdale's death, was "Mrs Nelly", who "solicits Hard for her son, my Lord Birford [Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford, afterwards Duke of St Albans]".

Gives further particulars in the matter of the new regulations for the collection of revenue in Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 29 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 367

Document type: Holograph

Letters of August 15th and 19th have been received from Lord Arran. It will be convenient that a Statement of the whole case, as to a judgement given against the officer of the Farmers of the Revenue, should be drawn up and sent hither.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 30 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 297

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Sends information given by the King's envoy in Paris. ... Thinks the design improbably set forth, but inquiry is not to be neglected. ... "The King is confident, and so am I, that neither Lord Clanricarde nor Justin McCarthy [in MS.: "Macartie"] would enter into such a conspiracy against him, yet he believes their names may have been made use of, to gain credit & perhaps money from zealous Prelates, especially from the Cardinal de Bouillon, converted from [?] [so in MS.; probably a word omitted here] and Huguenot" [Emmanuel Theodore de la Tour d'Auvergne, nephew of Turenne]. ...


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 31 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 598

Document type: Holograph

Notices an illness of "my little Lord Tully [Tullagh [who died not long afterwards], son of Lord Arran]"; and also the proceedings of "a great & new Conventicle-meeting, in the King's County".


An Itinerary of the purposed journey of the Duke of Ormond towards Ireland

Date: August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 582

Document type: Holograph

[The place of departure is not mentioned, but it was 27 miles from Abingdon; the stages are eight; the estimated distance to Haverfordwest, 169 miles.]


A Memorial of Service rendered by Sir Richard Stephens, in matters of Revenue in Ireland. Drawn up for the information of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 47

Document type: Original


Forms of Affidavit and of Certificate, employed under the provisions of the Act of Chas II, entitled 'An Act for burying in Woolen'

Date: August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 110, fol(s). 527


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 1 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 600

Document type: Holograph

Returns with thanks the letters, communicated for perusal, of my Lord Lieutenant & of Lord Hyde. ... Will not fail to wait upon his Excellency [Lord Arran] "to discourse this great affair". ...


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Winchester

Date: 1 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 651

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

It is desired that the Lord Deputy will encourage the tendering of proposals to farm his Majesty's duty of Fire-hearths in Ireland, for this one branch only, and for one year only. ... It is likewise desired that his Excellency will take all care possible that the next year's payment of this duty ... "may not fall into the hands of the present Farmers, it being without all doubt out of their Contract". ...


Earl of Derby to Ormond

Written from: Lathorn

Date: 1 September 1682

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

Document type: Holograph

Expresses satisfaction at hearing that the Duke of M[onmouth] may probably not come into the northern counties at this time - "for his sake", as well as for the writer's sake. Yet if he should come, Lord Derby hopes to carry himself as to receive the Duke of Ormond's approbation, which he would rather have than that of all men beside. Is somewhat recovered of his lameness; able to hunt daily; but only an indifferent walker, as yet; he adds.


Bulstrode to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 1/11 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 604

Document type: Holograph

A letter of political intelligence, and rumours.

Affairs of the Spanish Netherlands.

Purport of advices received from Vienna.


The King to Ormond and to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 2 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 653-656v

Document type: Original

Upon the Petition of Cary Dillon, esquire, setting forth that he has hitherto received no benefit form certain letters from his Majesty of the 29 January, 1674, addressed to the then Chief Governor of Ireland, and upon report thereon by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, order is given anew that a grant be passed on behalf of the said Cary Dillon for such forfeited castles, houses, lands, & tenements, as shall amount in value to £600, a year. ...


Recites

A Report, by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, upon the Petition of Cary Dillon, esquire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 654v-655

Document type: Copy [with four signatures]


A Memorial to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: London

Date: 2 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 756-757

Document type: Original

A Memorial to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, by Joseph Deane, concerning various methods of procedure in the collection and management of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland and, more particularly, concerning the "Customs, Excise and Licenses" branches thereof.


Subjoined

An Estimate of the Charges of management of the Customs Revenue, Excise Revenue, and Revenue of Licenses, in Ireland; by Joseph Deane [formerly a Farmer of the Revenue aforesaid]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 757

Document type: Original


Keatinge to Ormond

Written from: Lissonhall

Date: 2 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 297-298

Document type: Original

Recites former services in relation to matters of Revenue - more "than hath usually been expected from any of the Justices of the Common Pleas" - in Ireland.

Conceives himself to be therefore under obligation (though not called upon) to give to his Grace his humble thoughts upon the weighty change now in design, ... to break off "all treaties for a farther Farm with Sir James Shaen and partners, and ... to put the uncertain branches [of the Revenue] which are, in truth, all except the Quit-Rents, into the management of Commissioners". ...

Reviews the proposition, at great length, concluding, on the whole, that "the certainty of the Farm-Rent, and the uncertainty of the produce by management", make the wisdom of the contemplated change very doubtful. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 2 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 157

Document type: Holograph

Believes that Monmouth will not be admitted to Court (to which his wife makes very earnest suit), save upon such submission as will be advantageous to the King's affairs.

Notices other political and Court incidents.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 33

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received, and has communicated to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the Duke's letter of August 25th, and also his Majesty's commands in a letter from Lord Hyde, enclosing a Warrant for a new management of the Revenue. ...

Intends to have a consultation thereupon, with the Chancellor, Chief Justice Keatinge, Baron Hartstonge of the Exchequer, and the King's learned counsel, on the Tuesday following. ...


Arran to Hyde

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 34

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

To like effect, in general, with the letter addressed to the Lord Lieutenant, calendared above.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 3 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 387

Document type: Holograph

Representations have been received from the well-affected gentry of Cheshire of their fear that some seditious companies have been in progress in their county. The Lord Deputy will do well to strengthen the garrisons of Dublin, and the vicinity, and of some other places indicated.


Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 5 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 163

Document type: Holograph

Mentions what has been done by the Duke of Ormond to provide for extraordinary charges imposed on the Government of Ireland, in connection with the recent political plot.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 5 September 1682

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

Document type: Holograph

Gives some details in relation to the new Commissioners for managing the Irish Revenue. Adds that the salary of each Commissioner is to be £1,000 a year.

Mentions that "the King is well pleased with Winchester and thinks it so much a finer place than Newmarket, that he resolves to spend there one month in the year. To encourage him to build, ... the City will give him the ground where the old castle stands & the Bishop will furnish him with timber"; whilst the countrymen about offer carriage gratis.


Queries, by Sir Standish Hartstonge, one of the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland, concerning certain items of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue there

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 68

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 34-35

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

... It will be proper for the new Commissioners to come over hither, some time before they enter upon the management of the Revenue, to look after the branches of Hearth-money and Inland-Excise; especially since most of them are strangers in this country. ...


The Brief of the Prospect of the State of the Farmers' [of Revenue in Ireland] Account, as it can be espied [i.e. conjectured] out of the several offices

Date: 7 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 64-65

Document type: Original


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 161

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the names of the Commissioners of the Irish Revenue, of whom Lord Longford is Chief Commissioner; and notices the disappointment of Sir Maurice Eustace, Mr Sheridan, & others, who had felt so sure of their appointments as to make promises of various places under the forthcoming Commission. In making his choice the King has looked much to previous acquaintance, in the nominees, with matters of revenue administration in England.


Arran to the Governor of the City of Cork

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 35

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

More than usual care is to be taken of the garrison of Cork, for reasons which have been made known to the Lord Deputy [see the Duke of Ormond's letter of 30 August]. No persons are to be admitted into the fort. Suspicious persons - and especially such as come from foreign parts - are to be strictly examined. An account is to be given of all officers at present absent from duty.


Arran to the Governors of the City of Limerick, and of the Town of Galway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 35

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

To like effect, with the letter addressed to the Governor of Cork; as above.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 35-36

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received the Duke's letter of August 30, with the information sent from Paris. ... That information seems to be very improbable, yet orders are given for reinforcing the garrisons said to be threatened. ...

Communicates an account of the state of the Revenue-Farm, drawn up by Mr Baron Hartstonge [in MS.: "Harstongue"], and also some correspondence with the Lords of the Treasury.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 167

Document type: Holograph

The new Commissioners for Revenue of Ireland find that their Commission "will not do the work". The Irish Acts relating to Revenue of the Crown make it necessary that any such Commission should pass the Great Seal of Ireland; and that "the Chief Governor's approbation must be had of all inferior officers" appointed within that Kingdom. Such Acts make no mention of the Lord High Treasurer of England, or of Commissioners of the Treasury.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 9 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 375-376

Document type: Holograph

Of the newly appointed Commissioners for the management of the Revenue of Ireland, the Duke has claim only to the merit of recommending one; namely, Lord Longford, for whose diligence and zeal he has pledged himself.

When Mr Sheridan came to him to urge the further preferment of his brother, the Bishop of Cloyne, in the event of an expected vacancy in the archbishopric of Cashel, the Duke excused himself "in the civilest terms" he could use. No such preferment shall be made by the writer's means.

The Duke proceeds to state his concurrence in Lord Arran's view of the merits of the Dean of Lismore, for preferment to the prelacy upon due occasion.


Proposition for collecting the old Crown Rents, and new Quit Rents, of Ireland

Date: 10 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 258

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 169

Document type: Holograph

Gives further details of the proceedings of the new Commissioners, in relation to the desired amendment of their powers; and on other matters.


Sir Charles Meredith to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph

Thanks his Grace for recommending the writer to be appointed one of the Commissioners for managing the Revenue of Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 12 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 377-378

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letter of September 2nd has come to the Duke's hands, but he has not seen that written to Lord Hyde.

The Commissioners designate of Revenue are about to offer to the Lords of the Treasury their observations upon the form of the intended Commission. Of the details, Longford himself will inform Lord Arran.

The Duchess of Ormond writes also to him, upon domestic affairs. It is thought that Arran's concurrent expenses, in England and in Ireland, will need some "timely regulation" [now that his stay in Ireland is to be prolonged].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 37

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Believes that many persons, both in Ireland and in England, are much disappointed at seeing the names of the new Managers of the Irish Revenue. Was himself surprised to find Lord Longford engaged with such company. ... Lord Clanricarde informs the writer that one Sir Maurice Hurly is gone over into England (sent for by Lord Anglesey) with matters of accusation against the Duke. He is a person from whom his Grace recovered some lands in Aghrim [in MS.: "Agherim"].


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 25-26

Document type: Holograph

If fit persons be named for Commissioners of the Revenue, and if they have, wholly, the choice of their officers, the King may probably receive more money than by a new Farm. But it may be doubted if he will receive so much as some Farmers might offer. ... A good part of what the Farmers receive is often diverted to other uses than the payment of their Rent. ...

When appointed, the Commissioners should be hastened over, ... for choice of their officers ...; and, in the writer's opinion, the larger the powers entrusted to them, the better.


Chancellor & Barons of the Exchequer of Ireland to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 September 1682

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

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

Such of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue as are now in this Kingdom were duly summoned, in obedience to the commands of the Lord Deputy & Council of August 10, to bring in their claims. ...

They have presented to the writers the paper herewith transmitted.


Encloses:

Notes [by the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland] upon the Observations made on the "Half-Year's-Account of the Revenue of Ireland", given in by the Commissioners of the Revenue

Date: 13 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 57

Document type: Original


A Certificate by the Chancellor and Barons of the Exchequer concerning certain accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 16 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 117

Document type: Copy


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 16 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 171

Document type: Holograph

Mentions that the King has postponed his visit to Newmarket, upon an application from the Lord Mayor of London; in order, the writer supposes, "that the election of Sheriffs & of a new Mayor may be countenanced by his pleasure".


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 36-37

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The Lord Primate and others, appointed by the writer as a Committee for amending the draught Commission [on the Irish Revenue] sent from England, have prepared a new one, with instructions to the Commissioners.

... The Lords of the Treasury, it is hoped, will see that the affairs of this country are not so well understood on that side, but that they need help from this.

A Report from the Court of the Exchequer, relating to the Revenue Accounts of the Farmers, ... is sent by this post. ...


Queries relating to certain items in the Accounts of the late Farm of the King's Revenue in Ireland, as made up in the Exchequer of that Kingdom

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 673

Document type: Apparently in Lord Longford's hand


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 38-39

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Transmits the Commission, &c., mentioned in the writer's letter of yesterday. ... The Treasury draught would have been for the writer's ease. He finds trouble enough ... "amongst the black coats and the red; - the clergymen, and the pretenders to military preferment". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 19 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 173-174

Document type: Holograph

Describes the state of the pending questions as to the management of the Crown Revenues in Ireland; and tenders advice as to some representations to be made to the Lord Deputy in Council.

Adds a minute and long account of the proceedings in the City of London, in relation to the election of Sheriffs.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 19 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 175

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Deputy's "sense of the Commission" for the Irish Revenue, is expected with some impatience.

Mentions the hearing of Roger Moore's petition against the Lord Ra[nelagh] which, adds the writer, "makes a great noise".


[Colonel Vernon] [identified by comparison with subsequent letters, also unsigned, but endorsed] to Arran

Written from: Needwood

Date: 19 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 117-118

Document type: Original [without signature, and without endorsement]

Gives a copious account of recent political affairs, and of court incidents, in England.


Nicholas Armorer to Arran

Written from: The Mews [Westminster?]

Date: 19 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 179-180

Document type: Holograph

Reports what has been done by the writer in respect of the disbursement of a sum of £400, received from the Lord Deputy.

Mentions "the silly progress in Cheshire of Sir Thomas [Armstrong] and his Duke [Monmouth]", which, adds the writer, "offends the King still more". Their welcome, he continues, has been more slender in many places than they expected. At Chester, "they pulled down ... Matt. Anderson's ... house, and broke the Church windows".


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Date: 22 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 185-186

Document type: Holograph

Says that the committal of the Duke of Monmouth has downed all other topics of news. Several warrants, the writer understands, are out for other men.

He has also been told that "a sum of £282,000 will be offered for the Irish Revenue, to be paid into the Treasury in specie". Notices some political advices received from France.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 379

Document type: Holograph

The Information [sent over from France] mentioned in Lord Arran's letter of September 9th, are deemed by some of the Ministers in England of more importance, than the Duke of Ormond is himself inclined to attach to them. The precautions taken by Lord Arran are wisely taken. And it seems that there has been a landing of arms in Kerry already; more being understood to be ready for export thither.

The Duke adds some further notices relating to episcopal preferments.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 181

Document type: Holograph

Continues his account of proceedings relating to the new Revenue Commission for Ireland; and also of recent political incidents in England.


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Rathelyne

Date: 23 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 183

Document type: Holograph

Desires that the writer's duty be presented to Lord and Lady Ossory; to her Ladyship he must ever be a faithful servant, my Lord Hyde, her father, having been the writer's "master of ancient standing".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 24 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 558

Document type: Copy

... Has often wished himself away, although treated with all the freedom he can expect, and although the King, the Duke, and Lord Hyde have told him that his reputation in the world - especially with the old loyal party - is of use in the present conjuncture.

That which is uneasy to a man of his principles & temper, is that he observes there is not so perfect a friendship, & so entire a confidence, betwixt those that govern, as is needed. ... There is, he fears, as much industry employed in supplanting one another, as in the King's service. ... But if affairs go amiss here, they cannot go well in Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James Square

Date: 24 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 381

Document type: Holograph

Notices the return of Mr Ashbury to Dublin "with a supply of actors of both sexes".

Gives his opinion of the state of political affairs in England. What especially causes uneasiness to a man of the principles & temper of the writer, is the evident want of that perfect friendship, & entire confidence, amongst those that govern, which, to him, is needful. On the contrary, as much industry seems to be applied to endeavours of supplanting one another, as is applied to the King's service.


Israel Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 26 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 187

Document type: Holograph

Reports the writer's discharge of a commission entrusted to him to Lady Arran, and what passed at their interview. Mentions his "transgression of one day's stay at Newnham [Newnham Paddox, near Lutterworth]", upon his journey from Ireland.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 26 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Holograph

Gives a minute account of the proceedings against the Duke of Monmouth; and of other political incidents.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 383

Document type: Holograph

Mrs Warren complains of the non-payment of a pension, the arrear of which extends over a period for which other pensioners are already satisfied. The Lord Lieutenant commends this case to the Deputy's examination, and all the more earnestly "in consideration of the reception the King, and all of us, found in her sister's house at Bruges".


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 657

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

His Majesty having been pleased to refer to the writers the petition of Cary Dillon, esquire, reciting his Majesty's former letters for a grant of forfeited lands in Ireland, to him, - to the value of £1,200 a year - they have recommended that the grant be made on petitioner's behalf but to the extent of £600 a year only, at present. ...


An Account of Concordatums [payable in Ireland] to the 29 September, 1682

Date: 29 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 401

Document type: Original


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 659-660

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Desire that the Lord Deputy will be pleased to issue a Proclamation forbidding anticipation of the receipt of the Revenue in Ireland, or the making of composition for the same, contrary to the Covenants in the Lease of the Farmers thereof. ...


Recite

Extracts from the Covenants of the Lease by his Majesty of his Revenue, in Ireland, to Sir James Shaen, and others, for a term of years

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 659r-v


A Month's Account ... of the Farmers' Rent for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland ... to the 30th day of September [1682]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 725

Document type: Original


Joseph Deane to Ormond

Date: 30 September 1682

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

Document type: Original

Presumes to trouble his Grace with one proposal more for a farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. ... It will certainly be £40,000, a year, better than the way of management now proposed. ...


Encloses

Proposal of John Thompson [i.e. of Joseph Deane] to the King's ... Majesty [concerning the farming of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 51

Document type: Original


William Robinson to the Earl of Longford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 74

Document type: Original

Reports the progress of certain works in the Garden of Kilkenny [Castle?] ... and in the Hospital near Dublin.


Report by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on the Ordnance Accounts of Guildford Slingsby, and Robert Slingsby, esquires, successively Lieutenants of the Ordnance in that Kingdom

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 9

Document type: Copy


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 193

Document type: Holograph

Notices the fining of the Sheriffs of London; and the beginning of a poll, for the election of a Lord Mayor.

Adds a report of some proceedings of the Commissioners of the Irish Revenue.


Hyde to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 193

Document type: Holograph

Takes the occasion of Colonel Dillon's journey to Ireland, to offer his Excellency assurances of the writer's duty and service.


Israel Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 30 September 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 125-126

Document type: Holograph

Finds great difficulty in reporting to his Excellency Lady Arran's plans as to her return to Ireland; and also, in forming any idea of her Ladyship's remaining stock of money, for defraying the necessary bills here, and the "more necessary ones upon the road". Lord Tullagh's health, he thinks, would be better, if he was taken less care of. As for Lady Betty, she is well, and is "a very substantial young lady".

Adds an account of the political excitement and occurrences in the City.


Notes, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning an alleged conspiracy for exciting a rebellion in Ireland

Date: [September? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 394

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed with the name "Shelton".


An Estimate of the Charges for management of the Inland Excise, and of Licenses for Ale and Beer [in each province, county, and principal city, of Ireland, respectively]

Date: [September 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 758-759

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the Charge of the Commissioners and Officers for management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, arising by Customs and imported Excise, ... in the several ports

Date: [September 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 759v

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 2 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 299

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Incidents of the Court, Council, and Town. ... Recommendations as to an Address [to the King] from the Corporation of Clonmel, "as plain & full as any other county or corporation have presented". Desires that the Deputy should confer with the Lord Chief Justice on this point. ... "As it is resolved to support Judges, in their legal discharge of their duty, so it will be expected that they should extend the law, as far as it will go, for preservation of the prerogative, & suppression of factions & factious people". ...


Acta Capituli provincialis Provinciae Hiberniae S. Ord. Praedicatorum, celebrati in conventu nostro Roscommensi

Written from: Roscommon

Date: 2 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 138

Document type: Breviate, by Thomas Carte. From Bishop Stearne's MSS.

Declare the canonical sufficiency of certain elections; make orders concerning matters of divine worship & of discipline; and notify their due and faithful obedience to King Charles II. ...


The ... Petition of Sir Connell Farrell to the King

Date: 2 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 10v

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's service to the King in foreign parts and an Order formerly made by the King thereon for the grant of forfeited lands in Ireland to a certain value.


Subjoins

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 11-12

Document type: Copies

Directs the passing of letters patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, for the grant to Sir Connell Farrell of forfeited lands to the clear value of £500 a year.

[With the subsequent Report of the Duke of Ormond thereon (21 October 1682).]


The ... Petition of Robert Arthur to the King

Date: 2 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 18-19

Document type: Copies

Praying that a clause, providing for the restoration to petitioner of a certain estate, contained in the Act of Settlement, be made effectual.

[With the Order of Reference, & the Duke of Ormond's Report; February 20, 1683.]


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 42-43

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

... Will be vigilant & secret in the matter mentioned in the Duke's letter of 23 September. When the writer has an answer about the Plantation Act, which some projectors are upon ... he will make use of those men to search very narrowly all ships that come in. "I believe", he adds, ... that "Nic[holas] Bayly is the chief engine in this matter, as Your Grace may remember he designed some years ago, and was severely rebuked by you for it". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 3 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 195

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of 27 September.

The Duke of Ormond, Lord Hyde, and others are now upon their journey to Chatham; passing the night, on their way, at Sir Joseph Williamson's house in Kent.

Advises the issue of a Proclamation by the Lord Deputy in relation to the making of certain returns by all householders in Ireland, for purposes of Revenue.

Adds a notice of current political incidents; and in particular of proceedings in the City of London.


Subjoins

William Dickinson [one of the new Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland] to Longford

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 October

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 197

Document type: Original

States his opinion upon some matters of procedure and routinr, in relation to the expired Farm of the Revenues of the Crown in Ireland.


Israel Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 3 October

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 198-199

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the cause of some delay in Lady Arran's intended journey. Notices various incidents at Court, and, amongst them, "the sorrowful departure" of Lord Lauderdale's relations, being divested of all that was of favour or profit from the Crown".


[Longford?] to [Arran]

Written from: London

Date: 4 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 606

Document type: Original. Without signature, endorsement; apparently in the Earl of Longford's hand.

By the Queries and the Answers sent herewith Lord Arran "will find that we have been curious to observe those particulars wherein the present Farmers [of the Revenue of Ireland] hope to take advantage, before their exit. If the Counsel, who has given his opinion under his hand, be not mistaken in point of law, ... the King has advantage enough to prevent the combinations and fraudent [so in MS.] practices designed by the Farmers." ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 7 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 661

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Since the writing of the letters of April 25, concerning the pending suit of Sir William Petty & others, the Commissioners have seen the Opinions upon that Case of the Attorney-General & Solicitor-General [for Ireland] which they find "totally differ. ... In the Commissioners judgment ... that of the Solicitor-General is more for his Majesty's service [than the other]." But finding "the question depending in this Case to be purely a matter of law & right", it is his Majesty's pleasure that the letters of April 25 aforesaid "be revoked & superseded".


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 7 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 663

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Communicates papers from "the intended Commissioners for his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland" ... wherein, amongst other things, they propose "the immediate seizure of the [present] Farm" - a matter of so great importance, that it is desired his Excellency will have it "very seriously considered", ... and the opinion of himself & the Council thereon duly notified.


Joseph Deane to Ormond

Date: 7 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 52

Document type: Original

Submits names of persons who will be security for the writer's performance of his contract, if accepted. ...

Since his [proposed] payments are to be monthly, the King cannot run above one month's hazard in this Farm. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 7 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 202

Document type: Holograph

Reports what passed upon the writer's attendance, with his brother Commissioners, upon the Lords of the Treasury.

Gives the result of the poll for the election of a Lord Mayor in the City of London. Notices some other political incidents.


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 44

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received their Lordships' letter of 30 September, and has taken the opinion of the Solicitor-General concerning certain clauses which relate to the Farmers' covenants not to anticipate or compound for the Revenue, within a certain period before the expiration of their Farm. His opinion was that a Proclamation should be issued. ...


Arran to Sir Cyril Wyche

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 45

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Thanks his correspondent for care taken to get the letter for easing the Concordatums passed. The government was forced very much to overshoot the allowances for concordatum, upon account of the Plot discoveries. ...

... Will do all the favour he justly can to Lady Ormesby.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 10 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 665

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

"Have had information that the Farmers [of the Revenue in Ireland] make now no secret of their intention to pay no further than to Mid-summer, and that they pretend to keep in their hands all the rent that is due from that time, to secure themselves for any pretences to defalcations [from the rent aforesaid]". ... It is prayed that his Excellency will advise thereon with the Revenue & Law Officers of the Crown, and report. ...


Bishop of Killaloe to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Killaloe

Date: 10 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 299

Document type: Holograph

At the late sessions at Ennis [in MS.: "Inish"], several persons complained to the writer that the [banished] Friars were now returned into several parts of the county. Some of the Justices also told him that it was expected he should "concern himself, more than they, in putting the laws in execution". ... He asks for the Lord Primate's directions (whether public or private) concerning these Friars. ...


Encloses

The Deposition [concerning the proceedings of certain Friars in the county of Clare] of William Partridge, of Kilneboy, in the barony of Inchiquin, and county of Clare

Written from: [Killaloe]

Date: 5 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 299v

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 45-46

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Further details concerning matters of Public Revenue and Finance.

Notices of Lord Brittas' case; and of that of Lieutenant Strode.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 10 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 204

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of September 30.

The writer was unable, by reason of illness, to take any other action thereupon, other than the sending of the letter to the Duke of Ormond, by whom it has now been communicated to the Lords of Treasury here; and their conclusions will be notified to the Lord Deputy by this day's post.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 10 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 206-207

Document type: Holograph

Says that "it is the general talk of the town that my Lord Shrewsbury is withdrawn out of Great Britain; - new Sheriffs being dangerous neighbours". The writer, however, has reason rather to believe that the Earl is at Cashiobury", where a deep Consult was to be held on Saturday, amongst the high-flying malcontents".

Adds some particulars of the preparations for Lady Arran's return to Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 10 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 389-390

Document type: Holograph

Has seen Arran's letter of September 30, addressed to Lord Longford, which contains some particulars as to the Revenue of Ireland which were not known to the Lords of the Treasury when they wrote their despatch of October 7th.

Notifies his opinion as to the course which should be taken with the late Farmers of the Revenue, under the circumstances stated.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 301

Document type: Holograph

With the approval of the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran], a communication from the Bishop of Killaloe, relating to the return into the counties of Clare and Galway of certain banished Friars, is herewith transmitted, for his Grace's commands thereupon. ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 47

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Sends the objections made by the Farmers of the Revenue to the issue of the Proclamation mentioned in the writer's last letter. Adds that it does not appear that they have dealt with anybody, as yet, by way of anticipation or composition. ...

Communicates, also, a paper by the Deputy Vice-Treasurer, concerning the Revenue Accounts.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 208-209

Document type: Holograph

Mentions "a consult to be held this evening at Chelsea [Duke of Ormond's] amongst the learned matrons in the rearing of infants [upon the question] whether velvet of the first, second, or third, pile, be fittest to make a cap for Lord Tuller" [Tullagh; infant son of Lord Ossory; and great-grandson of the Duke] - whom the writer would like "to steal away from the over-nice care and kindness of an indulgent grandmother".

Mentions other family affairs and incidents.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 210

Document type: Holograph

Reports the settlement by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, of the remaining questions as to the constitution of the new Commission of Irish Revenue. Proposes to attend upon Lady Arran in her journey to Ireland. Expresses the writer's belief that Lord Arran "judges rightly in the business of Chidley Coote, whom it is not fit for his Excellency to admit into the Army".


Sir Patrick Trant to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 210v

Document type: [Added, as a postscript, to Lord Longford's letter of the same date.]

Assurances of the writer's earnest wishes for the constant prosperity of all Lord Arran's undertakings.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 48-49

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Reports further proceedings concerning the Farmers of the Irish Revenue [described at length, in letters already calendared].

Notices the pending affairs of Cary Dillon, of Mrs Warren, and of Lady Stephens - relating chiefly to pensions.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 212

Document type: Holograph

Sends an account of the scrutiny into the votes polled for the election, in the City of London, of a Lord Mayor. Adds: "the dead-weight against Sir W. Pritchard is made up of the most mechanic companies, as such as are under the management of the most envenomed restless men".


Subjoins

Common-Serjeant of London, Henry Crispe, to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Guildhall

Date: 17 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 214

Document type: Original

Describes the progress of the scrutiny - yet incomplete -into the votes polled for the election of a Lord Mayor; and the apparent prospects of the ultimate result.


Longford to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 October 1682

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

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to impart to the writer the contents of Lord Arran's letter to him. On the points relating to matters of procedure in pending affairs of the Revenue, the writer adds his opinion.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 200-201

Document type: Holograph

Will urge Lady Arran to fix the time, more positively, when "she will desire the yautch" for Ireland, than has yet been done.

Adds some suggestions as to "a sort of sur-intendency over the hearths" [in Ireland] in order to the better collection of the duty.


Ormond to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 17 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 391

Document type: Minute

Has the King's commands to signify to the Provost and Fellows that they are at liberty to proceed to the election of a Senior Fellow, according to the rules of the University, as if a King's letter in favour of Mallory, written on the 3rd of June last, had not been granted.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 218

Document type: Holograph

On the King's return from Newmarket, his Majesty was welcomed with the good news of the return of Sir W. Prichard, as Lord Mayor of London, by a majority of 74 votes.

The writer hopes to prevail upon Lady Arran to take shipping at Holyhead, and not at Chester, upon her return to Ireland; for "the trouble", he adds, "of passing the Welsh mountains, is not equal to the danger of Chester bank". Should he fail in altering her resolve, the packet boat must serve the turn; since "it is not reasonable Lord Arran should appoint the yacht to attend my Lady at Chester".


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 220-221

Document type: Holograph

Mentions Lady Arran's desires as to the journey to Ireland; and notices the probability that "my Lady's occasions will cause a draught of £1,000" more upon is Excellency, she having ordered the writer, "this evening, to seek Mr Wall, in order thereto".

Mentions also various incidents at Court.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 392

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Henderfield, the bearer of this letter, who desires a commission in the Army upon due opportunity.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 301

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning the new Commission for the Irish Revenue; and also concerning an Information, sent by the Bishop of Killaloe, of the insolence of the Friars in the county of Clare.


The ... Petition of Christopher, Duke of Albemarle

Date: 24 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 12r-v

Document type: Copies

Recites the King's grant to petitioner's late father George, Duke of Albemarle, by letters patent under the Great Seal of Ireland of certain lands &c. in that Kingdom.

Prays that the Grant so accorded be made effectual.

[With the Order of Reference and the Duke of Ormond's subsequent Report thereon (October 23).]


The ... Petition of Henry [Jermyn], Earl of St Alban, to the King

Date: 24 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 13

Document type: Copies

Recites the King's grant by his Majesty's letters patent under the Great Seal of England of certain quit-rents charged upon lands in Ireland which had been restored, by the Acts of Settlement and of Explanation, to Randal, Marquess of Antrim, and to Alexander Macdonnell his brother, respectively.

Recites also a claim set up by Farmers of the Revenue of that Kingdom to the said quit-rents; and prays that his Majesty's grant be made effectual.

[With the Order of Reference and the subsequent Report of the Duke of Ormond thereon (November 11).]


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 24 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 222

Document type: Holograph

Has received His Excellency's letter of 18th inst. Expresses his belief that unless adequate measures are adopted, by Government, in order to obviate the effect of certain practices, likely to be followed in relation to the trade and revenue of Ireland, - "His Majesty will be a great sufferer this next year". Adds a report of further conferences upon revenue matters with the Lords of the English Treasury.

Gives the results of the scrutiny upon the recent election to the mayoralty of London.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 224

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the recent proceedings in the City of London. Asks for the loan of Lord Arran's house at Westminster until its owner may need it, in case the writer's stay at Court should be prolonged.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 24 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 394

Document type: Holograph

The new Commissioners of Revenue are to proceed into Ireland. It is the Duke's hope that all of them will be found to be both diligent and honest.

Information has been received from the Bishop of Killala "of the insolence of the Friars in the County of Clare". But the Duke will reserve what he has to say upon the subject, until he shall have had opportunity to confer with the King "more at large", upon the information sent from Ireland.

The Lord Primate may be told that the King will sign the letter for the removal of Sir Richard Stephens, and for putting Mr Becket in his place.


Instructions, by the King, to James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and to Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland, or to either of them, for a Commission in Ireland, for the management of his Majesty's Revenue there

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 655-663

Document type: Copy


Colonel Edward Roscarrick to Ormond

Written from: Dungannon Fort

Date: 25 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 245

Document type: Holograph

Being desirous, on account of some distempers of body, to resign (after forty years' service to his King & country) his commands as Deputy-Governor of this fort, and as a captain of foot, solicits the Lord Lieutenant's appointment of Captain John Ivory, bearer of this letter, to succeed him therein.


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 49

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The Committee's Answer to the Queries relating to the management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, sent herewith, are approved of by the writer [as Lord Deputy].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 50

Document type: Copy; as above

To like effect with the letter calendared above. ...

Notices some points concerning the preferment and precedency of King's Counsel in Ireland.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 28 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 667

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Transmits the King's letter for passing a Commission to the Commissioners for managing the Revenue in Ireland - having first inquired of the Lord Lieutenant if he had any objection to this method, and having found that he has none.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 28 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 669

Document type: Original; similarly signed

The Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland are to make a full report to the Lord Deputy as to various outstanding balances. ...

His Excellency's orders are desired, in furtherance thereof, to all officers concerned in the due stating of the several accounts.


Encloses

Heads of Instructions ... necessary to be given ... to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 679-680

Document type: Copy


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 226

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the preparation of Letters Patent, creating the Lord Lieutenant a Duke of England, and retaining his present style as Duke of Ormond.

Adds that it is not doubted the King will make void the Charter of the City of London, but "in favor of thos loyal cettesins that appeared for him" will renew it, with certain modifications.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 28 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 228

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the completion of the formalities for the new Commission of Revenue for Ireland. Continues his detailed report of the municipal proceedings and affairs of the City of London.

The writer is about to embark at Holyhead (in company with Lady Arran), but will first visit Lord Bulkeley at Beaumaris.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 28 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 230-231

Document type: Holograph

Expresses his sincere but unavailing regrets at Lady Arran's delays in leaving town. Reports his execution of his Lordship's commands in certain financial matters. Has been compelled to draw bills for £300, additional, for travelling expenses - £200 of which he will keep in his own possession, and will part with to no person whatsoever, "whose natural profession is not that of an ostler, or innkeeper".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 29 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 559-560

Document type: Copy

All the commerce is now betwixt Lord Arran and the Lords of the Treasury, who are put upon invading what has heretofore been the office of others; insomuch that the Letter for passing the Commission for the Managers of the Revenue will be signed by them, and not by a secretary. ...

Mr Seymour's departure was, in manner, proud and haughty, agreeably (the writer believes) to his nature. ... His absence will do the King less hurt than he imagines.

... The making the writer a Duke of England was advised by Lord Hyde at this time, out of a belief that the new Marquess [of Halifax] would pretend to it. ... It was long since intended for the writer. ...

Adds, at great length, observations on the general aspect of political affairs; on the influence at Court of "the lady [Duchess of Portsmouth]"; and its effects ; and on the reasons for and against the calling of a Parliament. ...


Hyde to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 232

Document type: Holograph

Writes, by desire of Mr Kingdon, to explain the nature of certain financial liabilities, incurred by that gentleman - now one of the Commissioners of Irish Revenue - in conjunction with Lord Ranelagh, and other partners, in a joint enterprise.

Desires that this letter be regarded as a private intimation in Mr Kingdon's behalf, not as the official letter of a Commissioner of the Treasury.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 29 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 396-397

Document type: Holograph

Notices some technicalities of procedure in relation to the Revenue Commission.

Mr Seymour's departure from Court "was in a manner proud & haughty", agreeable, the Duke believes to his nature. His retreat having been so palpably occasioned by his being "not presently made Lord Privy Seal, his absence will do the King less hurt than he imagines".

The making the writer a Duke of England has been now advised and promoted by Lord Hyde, but was long since intended. The Duke himself forebore to desire it because of the difficulty of parting with a name so long known. Sir W. Dugdale has lately expressed the opinion that the old title may appear in the new Patent; so the Patent goes on.


A Month's Account of the Farmers' Rent, for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, ... to the 30th [so in MS.; usually, these 'States of Account' are made up to the last day of the month] day of October [1682]

Date: 30 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 724

Document type: Original


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 31 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Mentions various court and family incidents.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 31 October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 398-399

Document type: Holograph

Notices the tumultuous proceedings in the City of London, in relation to the election of Mayor & Sheriffs. In proceeding, with most of the Privy Council, to dine with the new Lord Mayor the Duke observed "that there were not so many liverymen as usual standing within the rails". He supposes that all that voted against this Mayor absented themselves; and those, he adds, "were nearly one half " of all that had a right to vote.


Sommaire de l'Intention de Sa Majesté Impériale [in relation to political affairs then under discussion in the Diet at Ratisbon]

Date: October 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 829


Heads of a Proposition for managing the Revenue [of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [October? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 103

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 4 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 608

Document type: Holograph

Is just returned from waiting upon Lord Tullagh [the Earl's infant son] who is in a hopeful way. ... "Lord Montacule [Francis Browne, third Viscount Montagu, or (more accurately) Montacute] died this week and old Lord Campden [Baptist Noel, third Viscount Campden], - leaving his Lady £50,000; and the Lieutenancy of that County to my Lord Denbigh, by favour of the new Privy-Seal, who salves a former injury by this medicine. This day, all my Lady [Arran]'s goods went away, and we follow, on Monday, unalterably, - as my Lady assures me." ...


The ... Petition of Elizabeth Legg, widow-relict of William Legg

Date: 6 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copies

Prays for a lease of certain duties on French tonnage accruing in Ireland.

[With the Order of Reference and the Report of the Duke of Ormond thereupon (November 16).]


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 444

Document type: Copy

Is heartily sorry to find, by Mr Stepney's letter of October 21st, that the prosecution against them, on that side, is so warm, and all the partners on this side so little concerned about it. When pressed, they answer either that they are not troubled, or that Sir James Shaen will bring them out.

"To convince them of their danger, I do all that I can here to persuade the Lords of the Treasury to sue them, but hitherto to no purpose; G[eorge] Dashwood's interest being not inconsiderable. But, by the way, he is now very ill." ...


Robert Frampton, Bishop of Gloucester, to Thomas Wharton

Written from: Gloucester

Date: 7 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 277

Document type: Holograph

Reminds him of their conference at Stow, and of certain promises then made to ask pardon frequently of God for "great offence" given "in the Church of Parington".


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the disgrace at Court of Lord Mulgrave [John Sheffield, third Earl; afterwards Duke of Normanby and of Buckingham], and of the distribution of his employments.

Gives the purport of recent political advices from the Court of Spain.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: Dunstable

Date: 8 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 610

Document type: Holograph

"My Lady is got this far on her journey. ...Unhappily, we fell ... upon old 'mother damnable' Jennings, who, in her freakish [in MS.: "frekish"] way of mad talk, put it into Mrs Ferrar's head to come to Chester with my Lady." ... Hopes, nevertheless, - and "not withstanding the small credit" he is in - to get Lady Arran safely to his Excellency. ...


Lanesborough to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 265

Document type: Holograph

Recommends a suit of Sir Francis Brewster, ... who, says the writer, ... "prevented the carrying on of a Petition which was to be obtained in this city", to the Duke's disadvantage, "when I was here in the year 1669". ...

Adds congratulations on the deserved addition of an English Dukedom to his Grace's honours. ...


The ... Petition of Captain Daniel Barry to the King

Date: 9 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 15-16

Document type: Copies

Recites service in the English Brigade in the Netherlands; and prays some relief of present distress.

With the Order, and Report (February 7, 1683).


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 238

Document type: Holograph

Asks him to forward a letter of congratulations to the Duke of Ormond, upon an accession of dignity in England, combined with a retention of the old title, "which makes the news much more acceptable to all his friends, and servants in this Kingdom".


Report, by Lawrence Stanyan, and others, Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of that Kingdom, concerning the State of the Revenue and of the Farmers thereof

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 726

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 52

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Thanks the Duke for information of the state of affairs at Court, given in his Grace's letters of 29th and 31st October ...

Notices various matters concerning public finance. Believes that the Patent for the new management of the Revenue "will not hold good, if the Secretary does not countersign the Warrant. For I had a letter from his Majesty not long since to pass a Patent for incorporating the butchers [of Dublin]", and it was entered at the Signet Office, but was by mistake not countersigned by the Secretary. Upon which, I sent Borr to the Solicitor General for his opinion, & his return was that it ought to be countersigned".


Fielding to Arran

Written from: Dunstable

Date: 11 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 612

Document type: Holograph

Explains the "remoras sticking to our coach" & the writer's endeavours to shake them off.

Note: OED Remora: 'The sucking-fish (Echeneis remora), believed by the ancients to have the power of staying the course of any ship to which it attached itself'. Hence an obstacle, hindrance, impediment, obstruction. (Common in 17-18thC).

Longford to Ormond

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 12 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 270

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning the writer's passage ... Finds, upon discourse in Chester, "that the Irish merchants have, within this month, shipped more rich silks for Ireland than in twelve months before, which is a clear demonstration of their confederating with the present Farmers". ...

Finds also that the merchants who bring wines into Ireland, touch at the Isel of Man, & there break bulk, in order to avoid payment of his Grace's prisage. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 400

Document type: Holograph

Captain Hughes who will present this letter has the King's directions for appointment to a Company of Foot upon a vacancy. He bears a good character for sufficiency in his profession ...


Lanesborough to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 561

Document type: Holograph

Submits his views as to the expediency of the publication of the Duke's late answer [in Council] to the Earl of Anglesey's attack ... ; and his, the writer's, readiness, to wait upon his Grace at any moment, as in duty bound, with further papers which his Grace might use, as he may find cause, wither in his own defence, or in furnishing Dr Nalson, with materilas to add to his 'History'. ...

... Some papers are, he adds, still in the possession of Dr. Floyd [So in MS., meaning Dr. William Lloyd, successively Bishop of Lichfield, of St Asaph & of Worcester], ... "who had, when he was with your Grace in England, in ... 1674, undertaken to reduce part of the History of Ireland into writing"; and was furnished with them by his Grace's command ...

Adds, also, some particulars relating to transactions at Carrickfergus, in 1666, upon occasion of a mutiny in that garrison.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dunleary [In MS. "Dunlerye"] [now Kingstown]

Date: 14 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 272

Document type: Holograph

Expresses the hope that neither his Grace, my Lord Deputy, nor Lady Arran, will have reason to be dissatisfied with the writer & his brethren [for taking the government yacht, to quicken their passage]. ... They intend to work night & day, ... "so that his Majesty shall not suffer in his affairs at the determination of the Farm". ...

Note: "Now Kingstown" (i.e. before 1883): but since 1921 Dunleary (Dún Laoghaire) once more.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 404-405

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letters of 1st and 4th inst; and also a letter from the Lord Primate, on behalf of Mr Becket (to be made Serjeant-at-law).

The Duke is of opinion that it is only the want of fit persons to be Justices of Peace - "by reason of so many Papists and Fanatics,- that makes excusable to employ so many Churchman in that office, which may divert them from their proper functions". Such Justices therefore ought, he adds, "to be more than ordinarily circumspect, in all their proceedings in the exercise of temporal authority".

Desires the sending to England of minute returns of past payments by Farmers of the Revenue, and of the fund for future Payments ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 402

Document type: Holograph

Upon conference respecting the Bishop of Killala's information against Friars in Clare, the King expressed the view that the matter was one which should not be too much noised abroad. The Duke himself knows the temper of that sort of people leads them to insolency upon the least appearance of indulgence. it may be fit therefore to fall upon the first [Offender against the law] the Lord Deputy can light upon with severity. Indeed as many of the Friars can be found may be apprehended and treated according to the Proclamation. ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 52-53

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received, by the Commissioners [of Revenue], their Lordships' letter of 28 October. Will give all due orders for the better carrying on of the management. ... With the consent of the Commissioners, has given the Farmers two days' time to view the Commission, and make objections, if they can. But is sure they can make none ... material enough to give any further stop to the Commission.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 53-54

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

To like effect with the letter calendared immediately above; but more briefly,- "because", adds the writer, "I know they shew you my letters".


Sir W. Stewart to Arran

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 15 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 242

Document type: Holograph

Reports that the Tories in the County of Tyrone "are getting ground of us, and [have] increased to a considerable number"; but has hope to give a better account of them before winter. Mentions the competitors for the titular-primacy of Ireland, "in the place of Plunket". ...


Feilding to Arran

Written from: Chester

Date: 15 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Holograph

Reports Lady Arran's arrival at Chester, and the the Commissioners are awaiting her coming at Holyhead, to embark for Ireland ...


The ... Petition of George Bromfield to the King

Date: 17 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copies

Prays compensation for the loss of his place as Warehouse Keeper of the King's Custom House at Dublin. [With the Order of Reference & the Duke of Ormond's Report (Nov 25).]


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 307

Document type: Original

Renews his suit for employment, under the new Commissioners for managing the Revenue of Ireland.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 374-375

Document type: Holograph

... Gives particulars of the obstructions offered by the Farmers of the Revenue to the writer and his brother Commissioners ... The Lord Mayor [William Smyth] ... would undertake, if he might be employed as a Commissioner, "to advance his Majesty's revenue, in the Customs of England & Ireland, at least £15,000, per annum, he having been not only an officer in the Revenue, but also a trading merchant, ... skilled in all those methos by which the merchants ... cozen the King of his Customs, in both Kingdoms". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 19 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 54-55

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Gives further details as to the passing of the new Revenue Commission, under the Great Seal of Ireland. ... The King's Counsel, and the Judges who were advised with, "think the caveats will signify nothing; the present Farmers not having any just cause of exception against it".


Justin McCartie to Ormond

Written from: Chester

Date: 23 [November] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 376-377

Document type: Holograph

Finding his nephew [Donagh, fourth Earl of Clancarty] ... disposed to choose a Guardian, has advised him ot make his request to the Duke. ... Adds: "If you please to treat with my Lord Devonshire, at the same time, about the match I told you of, I am sure 'twill be the thing in the world the most to his advantage" ... Hopes to be employed, under his Grace, to oversee Lord Clancarty's concerns, being sure "none is, or ought to be, more careful that the rent of his Estate be rightly employed than myself" ...


Duke of York to Arran

Written from: S. James's

Date: 25 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 614

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Desires that strict inquiry and due report (to the officers of the Admiralty here), be made in the pending affair of the Ship 'Jacob' of Dublin.


Humphrey Jervis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 80

Document type: Holograph

Upon recommendation of the Earl of Longford, offers service in relation to the management of the King's Revenue in Ireland.


Samuel Gorges to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 247

Document type: Holograph

... The Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran] has perused the accompanying paper concerning the Charter of Kilkenny, and thinks it fit that it should be submitted to his Grace, ... upon whose approval it is likely, in the writer's opinion, that the present Mayor and Corporation of that town, "out of a just sense of their interest, may be persuaded to a renewal of their Charter", as therein proposed. ...


Encloses:-

A short Survey of the Charter of the City of Kilkenny. With some brief Observations thereon.

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 248-249

Document type: Original


Thomas Wharton to Robert Frampton, the Bishop of Gloucester

Date: 25 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 279

Document type: Holograph Minute

Thanks the Bishop for his letter of the 7th inst. Assures him of the Writer's respect & veneration for his person; and of the weight he attaches to his advice.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 378

Document type: Holograph [without signature]

Details concerning the proposed management and improvement of the Irish Revenue ...


Robert Johnson [one of the Justices of the Common Pleas in Ireland] to Ormond

Written from: Chepstead

Date: 26 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 303

Document type: Original

Thanks the Lord Lieutenant for favour shewn to the writer in respect of his permitted absence, from ill-health; and states the circumstances which oblige him to ask for a prolonged leave ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber Whitehall

Date: 27 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 671

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

With reference to the Commissioners' prior letter to the Lord Deputy, concerning a suspension of payments of pension, written on the 8th August last, and upon information that, at the instance of Sir James Shaen, Samuel Heron, merchant, hath paid, or undertaken to pay, in England, certain sums of money, to the Earl of Castlehaven; to Madame Gwynne, and her sister Mrs Foster; and to Mrs Willoughby ... "not exceeding what is due to them upon their respective pensions upon the Establishment ... to Michaelmas last", ... it is his Majesty's pleasure that Bills so drawn by the said Samuel Heron on the Farmers of the Revenue shall be answered, notwithstanding his Majesty's former directions conveyed in the letter of 8th August aforesaid.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 55-57

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received one letter of the 14th instant from the Duke. Notices a question [of precedency] lately depending between Mr Beckett and Mr Lyndon; and also a difference between Lord Ardglas [In MS.: "Arglas"] and Mr Muschampe,- which, however, "will soon determine, for I do really think my Lord Ardglas' heart is broke, and no man, without great concern, ... can see so brave a man as he has shewed himself to be, in such a desponding condition as he is" [in] ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 380

Document type: Holograph [Without signature]

... "The Farmers, to show their authority and disposition to keep us as much in the dark as they can, have writ to all their collectors not to return any particular answers to such letters as we have writ to them, for his Majesty's immediate service ... As soon as our Patent is under the seal, we resolve to apply to the Government for all things we find them [i.e the Farmers] obliged to by their Covenants".


Captain William Gifford to Arran

Written from: Timoleage Bay

Date: 28 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 616

Document type: Holograph

Reports the stranding of H. M. Frigate Lark in Timoleage Bay.


Encloses:-

An Account [of the Voyage of the Lark Frigate] from 23rd to 25th November, 1682

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 618-619

Document type: Original


A Writer, signing only with the initials "J. W." to a Correspondent, unnamed herein

Written from: [London?]

Date: 29 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 276

Document type: Endorsed "From St. Giles".

Mentions some domestic circumstances relating to a Mrs Lawrence, of Warwick Court, in London. notices some recent creations of Peerage. ...


A Brief of the Controversy depending between the Officers of the Navy, and Sir Philip Howard and company, touching the late invention & practice of Sheathing his Majesty's Ships with lead

Date: 30 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 45-46

Document type: Original


Observations on the Commission of the Earl of Longford, [and others; for the management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [November? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 137-138

Document type: Original

Observations on the Commission of the Earl of Longford, [and others; for the management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland].


To the King's ... Majesty the humble proposals of John Thompson for a Farm of his Majesty's whole Revenue of Ireland, for a term of seven years

Date: [November 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 296

Document type: Copy

[The sum offered is £275,000 per annum.]


The like Proposals, for a Farm of the Revenue aforesaid, "the Quit-Rents, old Crown-Rents, and Composition-Rents, excepted"

Date: [November 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 296

Document type: Copy

[The sum offered is £200,000 per annum.]


John Netterville to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: [November? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 267-268

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed, by Ormond; "Newterfield".

... Now that the new Irish Establishment is about to pass, the writer entreats the Lord Lieutenant to move the King for some provision for him therein; ... and also that the daughters of Colonel Lane may not be forgotten, the writer being entitled, when they are paid off, to a reversion. ...


Earl of Clancarty to Ormond

Date: [November] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 382

Document type: Original [Apparently, holograph]

Thinks it very necessary to choose a Guardian, and therefore requests his Grace to take the writer under his protection; and also let him "know the manner of it".


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Date: 2 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 620

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Will give immediate directions for the preparation of such a report of the state of the case between Sir Maurice Eustace, of the one part, and Mr Eustace and Mr Tempest, of the other part, as is commanded in his Excellency's 'Order of Reference' to the writer [as Lord High Chancellor], and to the Barons of the Exchequer. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 303

Document type: Holograph

Instructions concerning Colonel Rosscannock's desire to part with the government of Dungannon ...

Is still of opinion that by the sale of ground, housing [So in MS.], and materials, belonging to Dublin Castle, the Chief Governor [for the time being] may be better seated than he is, and the King put to no considerable charge in the exchange ... Much less money £30,000 will make a better residence than the Castle. ...

Is in hope to sit at an easier rent, by purchasing Lord St Alban's house [Probably, on the site of what is now Waterloo Place,- behind which there is still "St Alban's Place"]. It cost him £15,000, and the writer thinks he shall have it for £9,000,- Sir Stephen Fox furnishing the money, and driving the bargain.


Ormond to Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: S. James' Square [London]

Date: 2 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 308

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Archbishop for a congratulatory letter on the Duke's late accession of dignity [The English Dukedom] - in which, he adds, "his Majesty's favour, is more valuable to me in that I am permitted to be known by my old name, which - having never, I bless God, been tainted with rebellion or any other enormous or disgraceful crime,- I was for lucks sake loth to change".

Notices the progress of the new Army-Hospital near Dublin ... and some recent incidents in England. When mentioning Shaftebury's vanity in thinking that "a fugitive can bear any considerable part in foreign Councils, he adds that the King has asked the Prince of Orange not to afford him any countenance. ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 57-58

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Technical details concerning Warrants and Debentures, to payments out of the Irish Revenue.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Kingsweston

Date: 2 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 384

Document type: Holograph

Congratulations on the Duke's new English dignity.


John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 386-387

Document type: Holograph [without signature]

Narrates what passed at the hearing of the objections brought by the Farmers of the Irish Revenue, against the new Commission's of Management; the overruling of those objections; and the passing of the Commission ...

Afterwards, in the Exchequer, the Commissioners took the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, but the Court was of opinion that the special oath of Commissioners could not be administered, until the Farm was ended. ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber Whitehall

Date: 5 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 673-674

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

Have received the Lord Deputy's letter of Nov. 15. hope that the objections that were made by the present Farmers to the passing of the new Commission for managing his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom are determined. It is for his Majesty's service that that affair should be no longer delayed.

It is also desired that speedy account be sent of what is done in relation to the respective balances of Forth, and other; and of the Earl of Ranelagh, and other, upon former Undertakings [for the Revenue aforesaid].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 58-59

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

... Has had a letter from the Treasury, by his Majesty's direction, for taking off the suspension of Mrs Gwynne's pension and of several others. Will desire that the same favour may be done for the Lady Stephens, and will interpose for nobody else. ...

Notices some affairs of the County Palatine of Tipperary.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 406-407

Document type: Holograph

The letter from Lord Arran of November 27 has been duly received; together with two letters from Lord Longford; who expresses the opinion that the dismissed Customs' Farmers will make the task of the new Commissioners as difficult as possible, "in all the ways they can devise".

Sir John Warden, Secretary to the Duke of York as Lord High Admiral, has acquainted the writer with some difficulties that have arisen in the Port of Dublin between an officer of the Admiralty and the Lord Mayor of Dublin; who, by the virtue of the Charter of the City, claims a jurisdiction. The difficulties will probably have to be decided in the Courts of Law, but, in the meanwhile, care should be used to prevent violence.

The Whigs, adds the Duke, are in hope, and we, the Tories, are in fear, that a new war will break out not only in our neighbourhood, but betwixt us and the Moors, both by sea & land. The faithlessness of those miscreants, and the charge of providing against it, makes the writer wish that the place [Tangier] were razed.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber Whitehall

Date: 6 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 675

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

Desire the sending of a State of the Accounts of the Earl of Anglesey, as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, ... that it may be seen what balance is due for his Lordship.


An Account of Concordatums [payable in Ireland], to the 25 December, 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 403

Document type: Original


Thomas Sheridan to Ormond

Date: 6 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 388

Document type: Holograph

... Whilst under Lord Hyde's displease (whose favour the writer would redress upon any conditions prescribed to him), he cannot hope to obtain a post in the Revenue. ... Adds:

"I can think of nothing, at present, but to be sworn one of the supernumerary Grooms of the Bedchamber, with a pension of the Privy-purse, & some present advance, to clear ... incumbrances" ...


The ... Petition of Sir Richard Billing to the King

Date: 7 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 19-20

Document type: Copies

Recites a clause in the "Act of Explanation" for restoring Petitioner to a certain demesne, called Parktown, in the County of Wicklow and Province of Leinster, and prays that it may be made effectual. [With the order of Reference, and the Duke of Ormond's report thereon, (Feb 21 1683).]


An Order, by the King in Council referring to the consideration and report of James, Duke of Ormond, a Petition of James Hamilton, esquire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 622

Document type: Original


Appended thereto is

Petition of James Hamilton, esquire, one of the Grooms of his Majesty's Bedchamber to the King

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 622

Document type: Original

Recites that James Hamilton, esquire, deceased, father of Petitioner, enjoyed a lease of certain lands in Ireland, which, upon occassion of the Settlement at Sion House, were for his Majesty's Service yielded up; whereupon a gracious promise of a certain payment in money, in consideration of such surrender as aforesaid, was accorded by his Majesty.

Prays payment, to Petitioner, of the sums so graciously included for the deceased.


A Report of the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury concerning the prisage of Wines in that Kingdom

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 310

Document type: Copy


John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 390

Document type: Holograph [without Signature]

Copy of a letter, written by the Commissioners of Revenue to the Lords of the Treasury, concerning Prisage of Wines, is sent herewith that the Duke may see what has passed on that subject between them and Captain Mathew.

The Hearth-farm of twenty one counties, and of several baronies in the county of Tipperary,- besides this City,- is set to advantage, in the sums, above the rates of last year. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 9 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 410

Document type: Original: signed

Accredits Mr Bourke, who has served in France and who, being a Protestant, is now returning to Ireland, in hope of preferment in the Army. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 312-313

Gives some details of the negotiation with Captain Mathew, concerning the prisage of Wines in Ireland ...

Has, by this packet, given to Lord Rochester, an account of what has been done by the writer and his fellow-Commissioners, in discharge of their trust ... It is their hope that to save the King a considerable charge by the reduction of a considerable number of Revenue officers ... The former increase, in this respect, "was occasioned by Sir James Shaen's maggot in dividing the Kingdom into fifty-two districts, when there are but thirty two counties" ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 59-60

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received the Duke's letter of 14th November. What his Grace desires "shall be done, if possible without noise; but one way or another the insolency of those people must receive a check" ... Recommends Mr McNeale [So in MS.] for the Deanery of Down, now void by the death of Mr Phipps; and Serjeant Lyndon as successor to Judge Jones, who died on the day of the date of this letter.


Earl of Longford, and others to the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 139

Document type: Copy [Five signatures]

The late Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue interpose artificial delays to the due production of the Accounts of their Farm. The aid of the Court of Exchequer is desired by the writers, as Commissioners for the management of the Revenue aforesaid, against the persons and Estates of his Majesty's debtors.


A list of the Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland and [of their] Quarters; 11 Dec. 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 11 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 645-647

Document type: Apparently, original


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 392-393

Document type: Holograph [without signature]

Reports, with minute details, the proceedings of the Commissioners of the Revenue upon financial matters generally, and also in relation to the debt of the Farmers. ...

The latter, adds the writer, "spin the conclusion ... out with great art; but, in the method it was put yesterday [in the Court of Exchequer] it cannot much longer depend". ... As to the Hearth money, ... "by the nearest estimate I can make, we shall advance that branch to about £800 more, than it yielded ... last year". ...


A further Order, by the King in Council upon the Petition of James Hamilton, esquire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 622

Document type: Original


Sir John Percival to Ormond

Written from: Burton

Date: 14 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 245

Document type: Original. With the Duke's endorsement of its reception January 17.

Congratulates the Duke on the late recognition of his eminent services to the crown.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber Whitehall

Date: 16 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 677

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

Have received his Excellency's letter of 2nd inst. Adds explanations of certain former instructions as to matters of Revenue and public Establishments, and some supplementary instructions thereupon.


A Bill in Chancery exhibited by Arthur Annesley, Earl of Anglesey against James Butler, Duke of Ormond containing a plaint of debt

Written from: Westminster

Date: 16 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 466

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 1

The Answer of ... James, Duke of Ormond, defendant to the Bill of Complaint of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey

Date: [January? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 467

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 2

The further Answer of James, Duke of Ormond &c.

Date: [February? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 468

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 3

The Replication of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, complainant to the several Answers of James, Duke of Ormond, defendant

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 469-472

Document type: Copy


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 60-62

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book [with a PS., dated 21 Dec.]

Upon a question which arises as to the new impost upon imported excise the lawyers here differ much ... The Solicitor General gave his opinion, as to the King's title [against the Farmers of the Revenue], "in the affirmative, ... but desires it back, as given too hastily" ...

... It is almost a general case that the Collectors [of the Revenue] will not so much as accept of the assignments [from the Farmers] for the June pay; "so that", adds the writer: "I look upon the Army as now nine months, in arrear, this last Muster". ...

Notices, at great length, a pending question as to the tenancy from Lady Clancarty of Blarney Castle and the lands about it ...


Ormond to Longford

Written from: London

Date: 19 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 394

Document type: Copy

Has received the Earl's letter of 10th inst. ... It will depend much on the industry of the Commissioners to provide for the payments of the Establishment (as now settled). Less, by £10,000 a year, will do it than Sir James Shaen offered; and yet, adds the writer, "I wish that for the first year, you may come within so much of it.

"The Lords [of the Treasury], upon your representation, were of opinion that the King should become my tenant for the Prisage, I hope he will be no loser by it". ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: London

Date: 19 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 396

Document type: Copy

... "It is a degree victory, that the King's friends in the City have brought all sorts of elections to be decided by the poll. For some years past, we were ashamed to call for such scrutiny. And hitherto we have carried most, though with more industry than would have served to prevent the growth of the faction, if applied in time ...


Ormond to Sir John Champante

Written from: London

Date: 19 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 398

Document type: Copy

... Has not been unmindful of Sir John's desire; but cannot as truly brag of success. All the affairs of the Revenue, and promotion of managers and officers ... having been fixed upon, otherwise than by the writer's interposition ...


Ormond to Lord Chief Justice Keatinge

Written from: London

Date: 19 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 400

Document type: Copy

After some notices of Revenue matters, mentioned in the Chief Justice's undated letter, the Duke proceeds, with reference to the '49 men: "I ... propose that the Deputy & Council should (taking notice of the molestation of the subject), call the Commissioners [of Inquiry] before them, and require an account of the advantage brought to the '49 interest in general by the Commission on foot, and finding that it only tends to the profit of the Commissioners, their officers, and informers,- either put a stop to further execution, ... or represent the case to his Majesty". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 19 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 408-409

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letters of Dec. 5 and 10 came together; and also a letter from Chief Justice Keatinge upon the forms of Commission for the Revenue, and of Instructions to the Commissioners.

Various retrenchments have been made in the regulation of the new Establishment, as well by reducing the Circuit-allowance of the Judges, by one half: as by a like reduction of the salaries of Mustermasters and by diminution of some pensions. On the other hand, additions have been made for Tangier, and for ships.

The King will make the Dean of Lismore, Bishop of Cloyne. In the distribution of livings, the Duke desires that Mr Wilson, and Mr Drelincourt, may be thought of. Both of them are his chaplain, and both are deserving men.


A General State of the Case [now at issue, respecting certain Dukes of Custom and Excise, between the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and the late Farmers thereof]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 20 December?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 94-95

Document type: Copy


A Clause in his Majesty's Grant to the late Farmers [of his Revenue in Ireland. With queries thereupon, by Francis, Earl of Longford, and others.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 20 December?] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy


Queries to the King's Counsel about the Customs and Imported Excise [of Ireland, in relation to the late Farm thereof]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: circa 20 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 101

Document type: Copy


Opinion of Attorney General Sir William Domville upon the Commissioners' [of Revenue] Queries [concerning certain clauses of the Grant of the Revenue, to the late Farmers thereof]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 99

Document type: Original

Opinion of Attorney General Sir William Domville upon the Commissioners' [of Revenue] Queries [concerning certain clauses of the Grant of the Revenue, to the late Farmers thereof].


The ... Petition of Arthur Magennis, of Dormiller, in the County of Down to the King

Date: 22 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copies

Prays that a former order directed to the Earl of Essex then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for the discharge of a certain rent due to the Crown be made effectual. [With the order of reference, and the Duke of Ormond's Report thereon (Jan 19 1683)] ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 63-64

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Details concerning various Revenue accounts;- concerning payments due from the present Farmers;- and concerning their claims to certain defalcations, from the contracted rent of their farm. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 64-67

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Notices the claim of Captain Ivory to succeed to Colonel Rosscarrock's command in the army of Ireland; and a pending question as to the government of the forst of Duncannon ... Is of opinion that the Duke has done well in buying Lord St Alban's house - considering what an unreasonable rent he pays; and how ill it would look, now that he is an English Duke, to have no house in England. ...

Is sorry that the Moors have proved so treacherous at Tangier; it being of ill consequence alike to Ireland into England. Wishes that the project of parting when the writer was in England. ...

Will send the draught of a letter for promoting Dean Jones to the bishopric of Cloyne ...


Certificate of naval service rendered by Captain Daniel Barry, in an expedition to the Straits [of Gibraltar], under Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Spragge

Date: 23 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 250

Document type: Original


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 82

Document type: Holograph

Reports practices set on foot by the late Farmers of Revenue in Ireland "to get what they can into their hands, & defeat by their breach of covenants the King of the imported Excise, due after the Expiration of their Farm, but by the law now payable upon sale". ...

... The Commissioners will instruct their officers to take a view of the Merchant's Cellars and warehouses, and to draw up an account of stocks unsold.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 67-69

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... The character given to his Grace of Mr. Jones, who was recommended to the writer at his [Lord Arran's] coming over, was done out of malice, or of envy. ... The Lord Primate recommended hear for the Deanery of Down. ... The writer's nephew [Lord Ossory] wrote to him, on behalf of Mr Drelincourt [Lord Ossory's tutor], and, if the letter had been all in his own hand, should have carried it without hesitation. Will be content to receive as many recommendations for clergymen, as the Duke shall please; and as few for officers in the Army. ...


John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 404-405

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Gives an account of various matters in controversy between the Commissioners of the Revenue, and the Farmers.


Lemuel Kingdon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 406-407, 410

Document type: Holograph [Misbound]

Reports the proceedings of the Commissioners above-named in respect (1), to the organization of the Revenue service; and (2) to the late meetings with the Farmers, concerning their accounts, & their claims to defalcation from their rent. ... Is afraid that the Farmers will be found at least £100,000 in debt,- including the £20,000, a month, after Christmas; and allowing them all just pretensions [to abatement] ...


An Account of the Arrears due [by the Farmers of the Revenue], to the Civil and Military Lists [of Ireland]

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 630-633

Document type: Original


Objections to the Farmers' [of the Revenue] Petition. [Drawn up, apparently, with reference to the Account calendared immediately above].

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 635

Document type: Original


Appended thereto is

Observations upon the Revenue Accounts so far as they relate to "Concordatums"

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 637

Document type: Original


A View of the Profit and Loss of the Farm [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], from 25 Dec. 1675 to 25 Dec. 1682

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 688-689

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the Revenue [of Ireland], from the last of April, 1682, ... until 25 December following, ... Wherein is also contained an Estimate & Account of the several Funds & Demands which the ... Farmers have, to answer the Balance charged upon them

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 126

Document type: Original


A General State of the Farmers' Account, from the commencement of their Farm to the end thereof

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 128a

Document type: Original


Ireland: Charles R. An Establishment, or List containing all the payments to be made for Civil Affairs to begin from the Feast of the Birth of our Lord, 1682

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 1-4

Document type: Original. (Each page is signed by the King, by Secretary Sir L. Jenkins, and by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury) on Parchment.

[The total of the Civil List is £23,335. 4s 9d.]


An Establishment, or list, containing all the payments military affairs in Ireland; ... from the 25th of December, 1682

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 5-6

Document type: Original (similarly signed). On parchment

[The total of the Military List is £167,113: 11s 8d.]


An Establishment for Tangier

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 7

Document type: Original; signed as above. On parchment

[The total of this Establishment is £42,338: 12s 2d.]


Directions, by the King, concerning the clothing of the Garrison of Tangier

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 7v

Document type: Original; as above

Directions, by the King, concerning the clothing of the Garrison of Tangier.


An Establishment of an Allowance for Ships, to attend the service of Ireland and Tangier; or such other service as we shall direct

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 8

Document type: Original; as above

[The total of this Establishment is £27,212: 11s. 5d.]


An Establishment, or List, containing the several Pensions [MS. "Pentions"] which are to be paid out of Our Revenue of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 9

Document type: Original; as above

[The total of Pensions, yearly, is £9,111: 8s.]


Warrant, by the King giving precedency of payment to the first four Lists, or Establishments, before payment of the List of Pensions

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [25 December] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 10

Document type: Original


Ormond to Clanricarde

Written from: London

Date: 28 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 385

Document type: Copy

Recommends to his nephew's consideration the propriety of making a timely provision for the payment of Lord Dunkellin [Eldest son of the Earl of Clanricarde; whose allowance had been regulated at the Duke's request, some years earlier]'s allowance. The Duke has received, from Lady Dunkellin, many and pressing complaints of its having fallen into arrear ...


Bishop of Limerick [Simon Digby, afterwards Bishop of Elphin] to Arran

Date: 29 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 244

Document type: Holograph

Reports the ancient and present state of the Church of Killmallock, the presentation to which has become vacant by the preferment of Mr. McNeile to be Dean of Down. Suggests for the Lord Deputy's consideration the advisability of restoring it to its ancient constitution as a collegiate church.


Certificate, by Colonel William Anselem that Captain Daniel Barry quitted the command of a Company in one of the English Regiments formerly serving in the Netherlands, in obedience to the King's proclamation

Date: 29 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 246

Document type: Original


A Report by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 28

Document type: Copy


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 84

Document type: Holograph

Submits a further account of the endeavours of the Farmers of Revenue to defraud the King of duties upon excisable commodities imported into Ireland ...

Sir Francis Brewster has ben very importunate to be added to the Revenue Commission. His long exercise in "all the arts of trade" might make him a useful Commissioner ...


A Report, by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 86-87

Document type: Copy


Encloses:-

Observations on the Commission granted for the Management of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland [with a breviate of the Commission]

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 88-89

Document type: Copy


Several Lists of Warrants issued in Ireland, for payments by Concordatum, in the year 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [31 December] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 392-396

Document type: Original


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 408

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

... The judges are much alarmed ... at the reducement made by the new Establishment of their circuit-money. And the rather, because Sir J. Shaen & his partners, when they had a prospect of a new Farm gave them the expectation of an addition to their salaries ... For his own part, the writer thinks their salaries, without the reducement, too small ...


John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 127-128

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various incidents which have passed in Ireland, upon matters of revenue and finance. Refers to a letters of the Earl of Longford, for a report of opinions given by the Attorney General and Solicitor General of Ireland, on certain questions in debate between the present Commissioners, and the late Farmers, of the Revenue of that Kingdom ...


Warrant, by the King to the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland for the payment to James, Duke of Ormond, for a secret and special service, of a sum not exceeding £1,200

Written from: Whitehall

Date: December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 727

Document type: Copy


P. M. S. Heneagii [Finch] Nottinghamire Comitis, ... qui 18 Decemb. obiit, 1682 ...

Date: December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 439

Document type: In print. Subscribed "D. Br".


The substance of the Settlement intended to be made by the Duke and Duchess of Ormond, upon the marriage of the Earl of Ossory, their grandson and heir, to the Earl of Rochester's eldest daughter, now Countess of Ossory

Date: [December? 1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 400-401

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: Undated [December] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 402

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Mr Henry Ecclin to be one of the King's Serjeants, in Mr Lyndon's place,- who is recommended from hence to be a Judge, upon the death of Mr Justice Jones.


Objections made by the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland against Mr Solicitor [General]'s Draught of the Receiver and Paymaster-General's Warrant for his Commission

Date: [December] 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 97

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond


Warrant, by the King granting the rank and precedency of the sons and daughters of a Duke of Ireland to the children of Thomas, Earl of Ossory, deceased

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 398

Document type: Copy


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber Whitehall

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy [Five signatures]

Instructions for the payment by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, of certain Bills of Exchange, drawn in London, to secure arrears of Pensions, upon the Irish List, payable in England.


The Case upon the Record, in the King against John Marshall: [with] A Statement of the Case of Marshall's Lands in Kerry and an Opinion thereupon. By Sir William Domvile, his Majesty's Attorney General [for Ireland]

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 621-634

Document type: Original [Part of the title cited is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement]


A modest Defence of Mr James Morley [written by himself] from several scandals cast upon him [in relation to the authorship of a tract entitled The Third Part of 'No Protestant Plot'], by some of his enemies abroad

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 580

Document type: In print (Lond. 1682.) Two copies


An Account of my Lord of Ormond's descent ["written, I [Sir Robert Southwell] suppose, by Mr Butler, the Minister]

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 557-567

Document type: Copy


Some of the Earl of Anglesey's Errors detected, in reference to the affairs of Ireland [upon occasion of his treatise entitled:- A Letter to the Earl of Castlehaven ... concerning the wars in Ireland, published in the year 1681

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 98, p(p). 1-150

Some of the Earl of Anglesey's Errors detected, in reference to the affairs of Ireland [upon occasion of his treatise entitled:- A Letter to the Earl of Castlehaven ... concerning the wars in Ireland, published in the year 1681.

[The answer is chiefly from the dictation of the Duke of Ormond, and from documents supplied by him; and was probably, in great part, drawn up by Sir Robert Southwell.]


An Almanack for the year ... 1682 ... by Vincent Wing

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 114, fol(s). 549

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


Brief Notes of Sermons, preached by various Divines and in various places. Reported by Samuel Carte.

Date: 1682-1700

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111, fol(s). 101-110v; 117-119


Notes and References for Sermons. By Samuel Carte.

Date: 1682-1700

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111, fol(s). 111-116


Notes, by the Duke of Ormond upon the Earl of Anglesey's Letter ... to the Earl of Castlehaven

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 452

Document type: Holograph


Breviate of so much of the Letter above mentioned as relates to himself, by the Duke of Ormond

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 453

Document type: Holograph


Extracts, relating to the Earl of Castlehaven [from the Letter above-mentioned]

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 454-455

Document type: With an endorsement by Ormond


Other Extracts, from the same Letter ... of the Earl of Anglesey; but on various subjects

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 456-457


Observations upon the Draught of a Commission concerning Defective Titles [to Lands] in Ireland

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 681-682

Document type: Original


Notes concerning a Parliamentary Election for the Borough of Southwark in the county of Surrey

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 384


An Estimate of the Debts of the Duke of Ormond

Date: Undated [circa 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 402

Document type: Holograph. Without date or endorsement.


A Computation of my expenses, since the King's Restoration [By the Duke of Ormond]

Date: Undated [circa 1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 404

Document type: Holograph


[Memorandum] concerning the Money to be advanced by the New Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 645

Document type: Original


The List of Pensions in the present Establishment of Ireland

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 649

[The total amount is £11,400. 2s.]


[A Paper concerning the] Disposition of the Irish Revenue

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 650-651

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond. The title cited (words within brackets excepted), is from Endorsement.


A Particular of the Payments to be made by the new contract, for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland and Tangier

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 665

Document type: Copy

A Particular of the Payments to be made by the new contract, for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland and Tangier; to defray the Charge of his Majesty's Government of Ireland and Tangier; and for Shipping and other uses; and also of the Money to be advanced and lent to his Majesty.


A Statement, by George Douglas [Lord George Douglas, third son of William, first Marquess of Douglas], 1st Earl of Dunbarton

Date: 1682?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 669

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond.

Concerning the circumstances under which he left the Military Service of the Crown of France; concerning his debts, in that Kingdom, & in England; & concerning a promised grant out of his Majesty's Establishment of Ireland.


Notes, (apparently addressed to Mr Brereton?) on the proposals for a new Contract for managing his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland. By James Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 671-672

Document type: Copy


Additions made to the [Civil] Establishment, or List, of Ireland; containing all the payments to be made for Civil Affairs; beginning from 6 March 1676 [to 2 June 1679]

Date: Undated [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 707

Document type: Original


Additions made to the Military List, for the same time [as the List preceding]

Date: Undated [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 707v

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the total Charge of the Establishment of Ireland; from the 25th March, 1676; distinguishing new additions thereto

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 708

Document type: Original


[An Abstract of the] Totals of the Military List [of Ireland]

Date: Undated [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 734

Document type: Original. Without date, or signature. Endorsed: "Totals in the new Project".


Draught of a Royal Letter for payment in Ireland of certain sums of money, due to Sir Maruice Eustace, as executor of Sir Maurice Eustace late Lord Chancellor of Ireland, deceased

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 90


A Draught of the King's Commission, and Instructions, for the Receiver-General of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: Undated [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 129


A Draught of the King's Commission, and Instructions, for the Accountant General of the Revenue aforesaid

Date: Undated [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 131


A Draught of the King's Commission, and Instructions, for the Managers on Commissioners of the Revenue aforesaid

Date: Undated [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 135


A Warrant, by the King

Date: [1682. The date is not filled in]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 35

Document type: Draught

A Warrant, by the King, for the due registration by Richard St George, 'Ulster' King-at-Arms in Ireland, of the Grant to James now Earl of Ossory son of Thomas Earl of Ossory of the privileges & precedencies of the eldest son of a Duke, and to his brothers & sisters the precedencies of the younger children of a Duke, as in like cases hath been used & practised.


The State of Mr Hartpole's Case [concerning his title to certain lands in the Queen's County, in Ireland]

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 653

Document type: Original


Part of a Letter upon the affairs of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.

Date: Undated [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 244


A Statement of the services of Sir Thomas Wharton, in Ireland, as Captain of a Company of Foot, and as Warden of the Mint.With an account of arrears of pay due to him in respect thereof. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 253-254

Document type: Original


The Answer to a Paper of Queries, concerning the new Contract for his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland and Tangier. [With a Copy of the said Queries].

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 255


Observations upon the "Answers to a Paper of Queries, concerning the new Contract", etc. [as calendared above]

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 258-259


Sir Robert Walsh to Ormond

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 305-306

Document type: Original

Particulars of the writer's past life; Acknowledgements of favours received from the Duke of Ormond.


Proposals ... humbly offered to ... James, Duke of Ormond by Thomas Deane, ... and Partners for the due management and improvement of all the branches of his Majesty's Revenue, both certain and uncertain, in ... Ireland

Date: Undated [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Fragment of an Answer to the Earl of Anglesey's "Observations and Reflections upon the Earl of Castlehaven's Memoirs concerning the Wars of Ireland". By the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 397-398

Document type: Rough Draught;- wholly in Ormond's hand


[Extracts] out of a Paper sent to Arthur, first Earl of Anglesey [In MS.: "Anglesea"]

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 67, fol(s). 3

Document type: In T. Carte's hand

[Extracts] out of a Paper sent to Arthur, first Earl of Anglesey [In MS.: "Anglesea"], when he was writing an History of Ireland [or, more probably perhaps, when engaged upon a Memorial concerning the government and public affairs of ireland, intended for Charles II], by Dr. Bladen. Penes Francis Annesley, esq.


John Gibbon to Archbishop Sancroft

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 230

Document type: Holograph

Submits the correction of a chronological error in an Account of the Siege of Breda, a book which the Archbishop had spoken of (in relation to "fatalities of days" [The Writer of this letter (grandfather of the historian) was author of a tract on Day-fatality; as well as of an Introductio ad Latinam Blasoniam, which is mentioned in the letter to Sancroft]), when conversing with the Writer's fellow-officer, Francis Sandford. ...


A Vindication, by the Earl of Castlehaven of his Memoirs concerning Transactions in Ireland. In answer to the Earl of Anglesey. With an account of the circumstances under which those Memoirs were written.

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 266-279v

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


Extracts, by Sir Robert Southwell from Dryden's poem "The Medal; a satire against sedition"

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 411


Notes on Grants of the Manor of Halberton, in Somersetshire, belonging to the family of Poulett, Earls Poulett. 1558-1669

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 297


The ... Petition of John, Lord Kingston to Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 16*-16v

Document type: Certified Copy

[In relation to a certain Grant of Reprisals, under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation].


Rochester to [ Arran? This letter was evidently written for the information of the then Lord Deputy of Ireland, but its address is doubtful, like the date]

Date: Undated [1682?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 26

Document type: Original [Without date or address]

Has read to the Duke of Ormond, a letter written precedently to this [and, apparently, not contained in this collection], of which the Duke approves, but desires that some explanation should be added as to the terms of certain military Estimates for Ireland, therein referred to ...


The humble Proposal of John Thompson [Pseud., i.e. Major Joseph Deane] to the King's ... Majesty [for a farm of the whole Revenue of Ireland:- Crown rents, Quit rents, Composition Fines, and Forfeitures, excepted; for nine years, at the rate of £210,000 per annum]

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 259

Document type: Official Copy. Endorsed by Ormond.


A List of the Names of proposed Sureties, offered by Joseph Deane, in pursuance of the 'Proposal' above-calendared

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 260

Document type: Copy


Agenda-Notes, by the Duke of Ormond concerning the proposed Farm of the Revenue of Ireland

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 259v

Document type: Holograph


[A Schedule of the] Several periods of the times for commencing and determining the several Accounts of the Farm of all his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, to Sir James Shaen and partners

Date: Undated [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 261

Document type: Original


William Dickinson to Arran

Date: Undated [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 263

Document type: Original

It is the writer's misfortune to differ in opinion from his partners about the paper delivered to the Lord Deputy, and yet to look upon himself as under obligation to deliver his thoughts upon it. He has done so in the paper herewith humbly presented.


Petition of Samuel Sowton, of London, merchant to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 412

Document type: Copy

Recites a former petition to be employed as Proveditor for the victualling of his Majesty's Garrison of Tangier, and of some Ships of War ...

Prays that part of the Victualling [for the Navy] may be ordered from Ireland; and to be employed therein, at Kinsale or elsewhere, as to their Lordships shall seem fit.


Annex 1

Reasons humbly tendered to consideration by Samuel Sowton [concerning the victualling, from Ireland, of the Garrison of Tnagier, & of some Ships of War]

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 413

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Certificate of Sir John Moore, Lord Mayor of London, and others on behalf of Samuel Sowton aforesaid

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 414

Document type: Copy


[An Abstract of the Civil and Military] Establishment of Ireland; Tangier; and Ships

Date: 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 417

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond. [Apparently, in the hand of the Earl of Arran].


A Defence of Honour's worth; or, an humble Vindication of his Grace the Duke of Ormond, &c., in answer to a certain printed paper, called, A Letter from ... Arthur, Earl of Anglesey &c.

Date: [1682]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 192-219

Document type: Copy; [As prepared for the press]


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