Carte Calendar Volume 59, 1683

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Carte Calendar Volume 59, 1683

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 59

Extent: 571 pages



Certificate, by Captain Thomas How of military services rendered by Captain Daniel Barry in the expedition against Algiers, under Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Spragge

Date: 1 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 248

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 2 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 305

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars concerning the new management of the King's Revenue in Ireland.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 251

Document type: Holograph

Sends a "Resolution and Directions" [by the King in Council] touching Lord Brittas [so in MS.].

Adds a mention of various political incidents, domestic and foreign. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 6 January 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 412

Document type: Holograph

The King has granted leave to Colonel Rosscarocke to resign to Captain Ivory (who carries this letter) the command of the fort of Duncannon, and that of his foot-company in the Irish army. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 6 January 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 414

Document type: Holograph

Lord Burlington has communicated to the Duke the position in which he has been placed by an act of the late Farmers of the Revenue. His Lordship's pension having fallen into arrear, the Farmers, in lieu of payment gave him an assignment upon the Collectors for the County of Cork. The moneys obtained under that assignment are now likely to be carried of by Mr. Cary Dillon in virtue of some order of Council. Dillon, the Duke thinks, has the worse title, though he may have as great need of the money. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 82

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The Secretary's letter of 23rd Dec. came to hand but this day although, adds the writer, "I had letters of the same date a week before. I shall not be particular upon the subject mentioned in it, because the post-office is in such hands here, that I am not sure but even my letters to you may be opened. I hope care will be taken to put it intop better hands". ...

Will make prudent inquiry concerning certain matters of customs duties.


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 69

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Upon receipt of their Lordships' letter of 23rd Decr., the present writer signed a Warrant for Mr William Robinson to be his Majesty's Receiver-General from the 25th of that month. Notice shall be given to the Deputy Vice-Treasurer [Sir John Champante] that he is to receive, or give acquittance for, no monies due since that date.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 9 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 307

Document type: Holograph

The Establishment [for Ireland] is not yet signed by the King nor quite ready for his hand; some alteration being to be made in regard to the ships ... Captain Ivory, by the infallible assistance of Colonel Oglethorpe, and his patroness [Duchess of York?], has procured the direction which he will himself deliver, & which must be complied with ...

The Scotch informer is certainly a rascal, and frames his intelligence for his profit ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 10 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 563-564

Document type: Copy

Recommends Sir Maurice Eustace, bearer of this letter, ... whose pretensions [in England], "being for money, met with an unseasonable conjuncture, and suitable success". ...

Reviews, at great length, the aspect of affairs at home and abroad, ... "If it be the interest of the faction to foment a war, it must be the King's to prevent it. The Prince of Orange has hitherto affected a war, for ... [then], he is much more absolute than in time of peace. He is covetous of glory, extremely inflamed against France upon the account both of envy & interest, and he has given too much credit to the factious party, when they assured him that if the war were begun England must come into it, & ... support it vigorously". ...

Adds an account of the "three denomimations - Tories, Whigs, and Trimmers"; of their aims, characterisation, and leaders ...


The ... Petition of Sir Maurice Hurley to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 21-22

Document type: Copies

Recites the possession, in the year 1641, by Petitioner's father, Sir Thomas Hurley, of an estate in the county of Limerick (now worth £2,000 a year), which was afterwards sequestered by the Usurper; and also the issue of the Royal letter of Jan. 2, 1661, for restoration thereof, an object hitherto frustrated. Prays that the King's gracious intention be made effectual.

With the King's order of reference; and the Report of the Duke of Ormond (Mar 30) ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 70-72

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Upon the gross produce of the Revenue, for six years, as given by the late Farmers, it never amounted to £300,000 in any one year. ... For the writer's own part, he would be loth to venture his credit by saying that the King might be depend upon more than the last Farmers were to pay [by the terms of their contract]. ... Adds, at great length, other financial particulars, more especially concerning the arrears of pay due to the Army in Ireland. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 10 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 416-417

Document type: Holograph

Sir Maurice Eustace is unwilling to go into Ireland, without a letter from the Duke, who is sure that his desire to serve the King merits encouragement, and therefore would gladly have been of more use to him here, had he, the Duke, been able.

It seems plain that the factious party here begin to despair of forcing the King to call a Parliament and to submit to the impositions of a House of Commons, unless they can first drive him into extraordinary expenses, before his Revenue be disencumbered. The hope might well be defeated were not so many charges uncertain in their nature. "Those the King owns to be his children, their mothers, and their dependents are so many; so over-dignified [i.e. in rank] (being so numerous); and so insatiable", that the Duke knows not how any probable computations can be depended upon; "and thus far the Enemies of the Government are gratified and assisted, by those that subsist" [by the Government].

The Duke then enters, at large, upon the question of the foreign relations of the Country; and upon other public affairs.


Note of a Grant to Richard, Earl of Arran of license to enclose the lands of Old Carrick and Dunmore, in the county of Carlow, into a Park, to be called "The Moot Park"

Date: 11 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 62v

Document type: From Bp. Stearne's MSS.


A Report by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 29-30

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 13 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 314

Document type: Copy

Has imparted the Archbishop's letter of 26 Dec. to the King, and to some when he chiefly trusts in such matters. The proposal as to the Scotch Intelligencer is fully agreed to. ... "It is worth a little money, to keep so notorious a varlet in the conduct of a Conventicle". ...

The question as to the Charter of London will not be determined until Trinity Term. ... Till then, it will be vain for the writer to ask leave to return to his charge in Ireland. Nothing would more certainly send him thither, than the calling of a Parliament there; nor keep him here, than the calling of one in England. ...


Ormond to Colonel Justin McCarthy

Written from: London

Date: 13 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 316

Document type: Copy

Has received two letters from his correspondent, and in one of them an enclosed letter from Lord Clancarty, asking the Duke to undertake his guardianship. Would willingly do so, if Clancarty's advantage & his own security proportionable to the value of the estate. In Sir Garret Aylmer's case, the security was £10,000; in proportion, for Lord Clancarty, it would be three times as much,- at least. The writer's employment would not suffer him to manage it [the estate]; his age gives him no hope of seeing the end of the engagement ...

Adds a notice of some Continental advices. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 January 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 418

Document type: Holograph

Has stopped a letter respecting the nomination as a serjeant-at-law of a gentleman recommended by Mr Solicitor General [of Ireland], until he, the Duke shall be informed whther or not "the Recorder of Dublin be desirous of the promotion".

The Dean of Lismore has applied for license to hold his Deanery or some equivalent living, in commendam, with the Bishopric of Cloyne, which is a poor see. Desires to know the Lord Arran's opinion on the subject. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 420

Document type: Holograph

"The little Earl of Clancarty" has written to the Duke, expressing his desire to choose him as Guardian on his presently attaining ("as he supposes") the age at which he is permitted so to choose.

The Duke imagines the application to have been suggested by Justin Macarthy in the hope that he would appointed the Duke's deputy in the Guardianship. In care of the Estate he may be not useful:- he is in possibility of succession. But the fact that he may inherit, and also his religion, bars him, in law and in reason, from tuition of the Earl's person.


Ormond to Mr. Kingdon

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 422

Document type: Holograph

The proceedings of Mr. Kingdon in beginning the execution of his task as one of the Commissioners of the Revenue are so prudent & methodical, as give the Duke good hope of a suitable progress and conclusion. The "confused accounts and pretensions" which have accrued from great diversity of system heretofore have greatly encumbered the ground, but that once cleared, "the way will be plain & smooth". ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 318-319

Document type: Holograph

Reports, in minute detail the proceedings of the writer and his fellow-Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland, concerning the accounts engagements and debts to the Crown of the late Farmers, and also concerning the management of the current Revenue. ...

The Commissioners have not, as yet, received any instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury upon the Report concerning prisage of Wine. They pray that his Grace will call upon their Lordships to issue them. ...


Gascoigne to Lanesborough

Written from: London

Date: 16 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 1

Document type: Holograph

Has waited on Lady Lanesborough with his Lordship's letter, & has intimated his readiness to be of service in conveying her letter into Ireland.

The Duke of Ormond desires that Lord Anglesey's 'Bill in Chancery' against his Grace shall be shewn to Captain Mathew, that he may state what he knows of the matter.


Encloses:-

A Bill in Chancery exhibited by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey against James, Duke of Ormond [claiming certain balance of money alleged to be due by the said Duke to Complainant]

Date: 16 December 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Longford

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 16 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 141

Document type: Copy

When letters contain information of proceedings [concerning the Revenue of Ireland] only, Lord Longford will not expect from a busy, yet lazy, man answers thereto. ... The writer is glad to learn, by Lord Rochester, that Lord Longford's brethren own him to be diligent & industrious in his calling, & well comprehending the nature of his task. This confutes a maxim sometimes plausibly, oftener maliciously, objected:- That a man unthrifty & careless of his own affairs, must necessarily be so of his Master's. His Lordship & the writer, who cannot acquit themselves of one part of the charge,- may shew that the inference from it is not infallible. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 16 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 424

Document type: Holograph

The writer's former criticisms on the Dean of Lismore's desire to hold his Deanery, in commendam, with the Bishopric of Cloyne, were grounded, in part, on a misapprehension as to the diocese in which Lismore lies [viz Waterford]. But the Duke is still of opinion that the union is not for the good of the Church.

Adds an account of renewed informations which have been brought over as to the making ready in Britanny of large quantities of arms to be shipped to Ireland ...


Gerard Bor to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 3

Document type: Holograph

Has not seen the Bishop elect of Cloyne, ... but by the Lord Deputy's order has sent over a draught letter for that see, to be signed by his Majesty; the former letter being not now forthcoming.

The Bishop of Leighlin & Ferns is dead or dying. It is thought that Dr. Marsh will succeed him & Dr Stiles be made Provost [of Trinity College] ...


A Report by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 31-32

Document type: Copy

A Report by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England, concerning certain apprehended deficiencies in their Letters-Patent, and in the 'Instructions' to the Receiver-General and Accountant-General, respectively in relation to the allowance and payment of charges incidental to the Commissioners aforesaid.


Subjoin:-

Extracts of the powers and authorities contained in the Letters-Patent creating the Commissions and in the Several Powers & Instructions issued to the Receiver-General, and Accountant-General, of the Revenue aforesaid

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 31-32

Document type: Copy


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 72-73

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received his Grace's letters of the 6th and 9th instant ...

Has advised Lord Burlington's agent to present a petition in Council, whereupon right shall be done. When Mr. Ivory comes over, the writer will (though unwillingly) obey his Grace's commands concerning the Fort of Duncannon. He thinks that the Duke has given just cause of discontent to two persons [apparently meaning, Colonel Thomas Fairfax, and Colonel Edward Vernon], that are much his Grace's servants; not to mention the slight put upon the writer himself ...

... The Bishop of Leighlin [in MS.: "Loghlin"] and Ferns is dead. The Provost of Trinity College the writer takes to be the fittest man to succeed to that bishopric. And, by the opinio of all persons Dr. Styles should succeed him. ...


John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 421

Document type: Holograph

Transmits a Memorial addressed by the Commissioners of the Revenue to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury. ...

Increased powers are so nessary that the Commissioners find, by their experience, that the Commission they have signifies very little without them.


Encloses:-

Memorial from the Commissioners for managing his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 423-424

Document type: Official Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 19 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 309

Document type: Original; with seal of arms

Directions for the issue of certain Commissions in the Army of Ireland.


Petition of William Muschamp, and others on the behalf of themselves, & the rest of late Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland, to the Chancellor and Barons of the Court of Exchequer of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy [Three signatures]

Recite what they have done in respect to the completion of their Accounts; under direction from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England, up to a date specified ...

Pray that the Court of Excgequer will close the account, as so rendered already; & will not at present, require the further account to 25 Dec. last past.


Petition of William Muschamp, Laurence Stanyan, and Stanhope Mill, esquires in behalf of themselves & of the rest of the late Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], to the ... Chancellor, Lord Chief Baron, & the rest of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland

Date: [20 January] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 425

Document type: Copy

Recite various directions from the Lord Commissioners of the Treasury, relating to the Farm of the Revenue, & to the Accounts thereof ...

Pray that certain accounts therein named may respectively be closed, and that the Court will not require, at present, the account of the Farm to the 25th of December last.


A Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 147

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

A Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, on the terms and limits of the powers assigned to them by their Commission, and on the need of certain modifications thereof, for the more efficient performance of the duties imposed thereby.


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 73-74

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received the Secretary's letter of 6th inst, with that inclosed from his Majesty, concerning Lord Brittas, which was read at Council at the Council Board.

It appeared, by the complexion of the Board, that the conditions added will prevent Lord Brittas from receiving the benefit he expected ...


Lemuel Kingdon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 427-428

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of Jan 14, and returns thanks for the wise directions therein for disentangling the Revenue here from confused accounts and pretensions, which directions he shall be diligently obeyed. ...

Adds a report of the proceedings of the Commissioners in the discharge of their trust. ...

Yesterday, with much ado, the Farmers were driven to the issue of their account, up to May, 1682 ... Encloses copy of the Petition of William Muschamp, and others of the said Farmers, to the Court of Exchequer.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 74-76

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received the Duke's letter of the 10th, and two of the thirteenth inst.

Has had the Dean of Lismore's letter to be Bishop drawn up as the writer likes it, though the Dean has not dealt very well in the matter. He wrote that he would be contented with the Bishopric of Cloyne, without any commendam, yet it seems he has applied to the Duke for the Deanery. ...

Adds particulars concerning pending legal appointments. ... Transmits a paper from the Chief Justices on behalf of themselves and their brethren, ... believing that "his Majesty is not rightly informed of what they parted with, when the Circuit-money was given them". ...

... The Farmers and the "Managers [of the Revenue] are fighting it out, almost every day, in the Exchequer; and do what we can they will draw it into length". ...


Shales [so in MS.] his Information to his Majesty concerning the Farm of Hearths [in Ireland], and the sale of the Overplus. [Notes, taken by the Duke of Ormond] in the Treasury Chamber, 22 January 1683

Date: 22 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 432

Document type: Holograph


Endorsed thereon:-

Note, by the Duke of Ormond of information relating to the Overplus of the Hearth-Money, given by Thomas Sheridan to Patrick Trant

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 433

Document type: Holograph


[An Account of] Arms and Ammunition remaining in the several Stores of Ireland, upon the 23rd of January 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 694

Document type: Original


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

Sensible of the great arrears now due to the Army in Ireland, they authorize the payment of three months' thereof, by imprest,- "without mentioning for what time" such arrear is computed.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 320-321

Document type: Holograph

A further report of the proceedings of the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland; relating chiefly to the accounts of the late Farmers.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 413-414

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some remarks on the fears which have been entertained of a possible invasion on the coast of Ireland, as to which the Duke of Ormond has already written to Lord Arran.

For himself, the writer inclines rather to dread a domestic plot than a foreign landing. But it has been thought expedient to cause careful inquiries in some foreign parts as to the exportation of arms. His Lordship is solicited to cause like research to be made as to any merchants in the ports of Ireland who have correspondents in Normandy or Brittany.


Mr Under-Secretary Gwyn to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 253

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the restoration of Lord Sunderland, in the room of Lord Conway, who remains in the Council, without seals.


Arran to Lord Dartmouth

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 76-77

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Before the receipt of letter of the 3rd, the hands of Mr. Allway, had signed a warrant, on Allway's behalf for the employment to which he is recommended. Has also given directions for a warrant to erect his Lordship's estate here into a manor.

Lord Granard has given an account of the proposals for regulating the Army in Ireland, which, the writer confesses, a better modelling; and the regimenting of it he takes to be the best way. ... But the reduction of so many men, ... in an army much too weak already,- will not, he thinks, do the service intended. But he submits to what the King and the Lord Lieutenant shall think fit. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 77-78

Document type: Copy; in the Entry-Book

The new Revenue Commissioners labour under many difficulties, by reason of their Commissions being not full enough. ... In the writer's opinion, it will be "for the King's service, that their powers should be as large as may be, without pasing by the Government". ...

Mr Mallory's [In this letter: "Malory"; but usually "Mallory"] solicitation for a mandamus for a senior fellowship "would [if successful] be of ill consequence to the University [of Dublin]. Besides, it would put by one Mr. Griffith, next commencement,- who is a very ingenious man, and one of my chaplains". ...


Lanesborough to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 255

Document type: Holograph

Has received Mr Gascoigne's letter of January 16th, togther with a copy of Lord Anglesey's "Bill against the Duke of Ormond"; which he has communicated to Capt. Mathew; on receipt from whom of the information desired, he will forward it to Court ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 27 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 322-323

Document type: Copy

It is, at all times unfit that the pay of the Army [in Ireland] should be so far in arrear as it now is; at this time, it may be very dangerous.

There is great debate here about the management of the Revenue in England. ... It will be inferred that there may be corruption ... The Commissioners of the Treasury themselves are indeed "content that any gross or important miscarriage should be imputed to their infidelity, rather than to their ignorance,- allowing for the circumstances of the times, and the difficulties they met with at their entrance upon their trust". ...

Notices also the Revenue affairs of Ireland; and the proposal of Lord Arran that the now Provost of Trinity College should succeed to the vacant see of Loglin, & be himself succeeded by Dr. Styles. ...

It is not agreed upon here, whether the King's affairs are the better or the worse for Lord Shaftesbury's death. The writer is of those who believe that they cannot be the worse for it. ...


Ormond to Sir Francis Brewster

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 429

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Has received Sir Francis' letter of 13th inst with Lieut. Col. Moore's proposal for farming the Revenue of Ireland. It came at a time when information was also received of his [Moore's] pretension to a lease, from the late Farmers, of the Hearth Duty,- which is understood to be only a combination between them & him, to give disturbance to the Commisioners for managing the Revenue. ...

Has, therefore, not thought it fit to acquaint the King, or the Lords of the Treasury, with the proposal so received.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 27 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 426

Document type: Holograph

Has seen the Answers of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to the representations and inquiries sent over by the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland. And has written "somewhat more at large of them, and of Sir James Shaen, to my Lord Primate".

Mentions the report which has come from Holland of the death of Lord Shaftesbury.

Will speak to the King for the promotions proposed by Arran, upon the death of the Bishop of Loghlin. ...


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 29 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 7

Document type: Original [With four signatures]

Being very sensible of the arrears of pay due to the Army in Ireland, desire that his Excellency will order a payment of three months' arrears, by way of imprest, out of the first moneys accruing from the Revenue there.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 79

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

After various suggestions concerning the filling up of an expected vacancy in the Diocese of Dromore, the writer proceeds thus:-

"I find my Lord Primate has great things to object against Dr. Styles ... If true, I wonder he is not expelled the College. But, by all others that I have discoursed with, both of the clergy and laity, he is thought to be the fittest man [for the Provostship] ... Mr Foy, a relation of his Grace's, who, I think, is of the longest standing next Styles, is looked upon as a very unfit man. ... If a non obstante for marriage would be allowed, I should recommend Dr Palliser before anybody.


Minutes, by the Duke of Ormond of debates at the Treasury Chamber, Whitehall, concerning the Revenue Contracts of Ireland, and the debt to the Crown of the late Farmers

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 29 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 430

Document type: Holograph


Information, from Mr Peter Read concerning the Earl of Anglesey's & my Lord [Duke of Ormond]'s Bond

Date: 30 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 9

Document type: Original

Information, from Mr Peter Read, concerning the Earl of Anglesey's & my Lord [Duke of Ormond]'s Bond [Given as sureties on Aug 5 1665, on behalf od Milo Power, now deceased, for £315, conditioned for the payment [by Power] of a sum of £157: 10s. Each surety paid that sum = £315. Anglesey sought afterwards to rank his payments as a claim against the Duke of Ormond] to Sir Robert Vyner.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 434

Document type: Holograph

Encloses some observations [Not now appended to this letter] on projected alterations in the Irish Establishment. ... Asks the Duke's interference to prevent an intended reduction of the Salary of Mr Robinson as Enquirer. ... The Commissioners of Revenue hope to determine legally the Farmers' lease of the Quit-rents. "They [the Farmers] have no thought ... of paying a penny more; and yet are very brisk in getting in their arrears". ...


Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England concerning Proposals for the supply of Provisions & Stores for his Majesty's service at Tangier, received from Mr. Crofts of Kinsale

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy


A Report by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy


The ... Petition of Margaret Walter, otherwise Thicknesse to the King

Date: 31 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 16-17

Document type: Copies

Recites the King's former grant for compensation of lasses, sustained in Ireland during the Usurpation; and prays that it may be made effectual. [With the Order & Report (Feb 20)]


Petition of Richard Mallory to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [January? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 683

Document type: Original

Recites petitioner's obtainment of his Majesty's Letters mandatory to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College Dublin, to make him a senior-fellow thereof.

Prays that his Grace will obtain for Petitioner the benefit so designed for him by his Majesty.


Instructions by the King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and others concerning the Commission; powers & duties, of the Receiver-General of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom [John Price]

Date: [January? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 17

Document type: Draught? or Copy?


Instructions by the King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and others concerning the commission, powers and duties of the Managers of his Majesty's Revenue aforesaid; Francis, Earl of Longford & others

Date: [January? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 19

Document type: Draught? or Copy?


Instructions by the King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and others concerning the Commission, powers, & duties, of the Accountant-General of the Revenue aforesaid, Robert Wood

Date: [January? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 21

Document type: Draught? or Copy?


Memorandum concerning the Ordnance Establishment of Ireland. Addressed to Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Date: Undated [January? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 151

Document type: Original. Unsigned.


Subjoined thereto:-

Observations upon the Rules [concerning Ordnance Inventories and Accounts, and concerning the Ordinance Establishment], given in by Sir William Compton

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 151-152

Document type: Original


Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 2 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 10

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

Desire that his Excellency "will be pleased to give order to Mr Robinson to pay, out of the King's money in his hands, any sums not exceeding £1,000, to such persons & for such uses as the Commissioners for managing his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, or any three of them, shall think necessary for his Majesty's service".


Stewart to Arran

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 2 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 237

Document type: Holograph

Gives some particulars of the "sharp dealing" with the Tories of Captain Hamilton, a service, thinks the writer, "of such consequence, that it will deserve some particular mark" of His Excellency's favour ...


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

Written from: London

Date: 3 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 144-145

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


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: London

Date: 3 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 9-10

Document type: Holograph

The justice which it came in the Duke's way to do [at court] to Sir Robert Southwell, and to the value of the services he has rendered to the King, in the course of his several employments, was the duty of a man to whom these services ... were known, as they are to the writer.

Does not know how long the King may command the writer's attendance upon him, in England; but already perceives the weight of a divided & numerous family; when combined with the charges which a Chief Governor of Ireland has to support; and with the hospitality incumbent on a Lord Steward,- for which latter he has no sort of allowance. ...


Bishop of Ossory [Thomas Otway] to Arran

Date: 5 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 259

Document type: Holograph

Reports an act of barbarous outrage committed by a criminal, who waylaid one of the witnesses against him in a wood, and maimed him.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 12-13

Document type: Original [Four signatures]

Communicates various observations & objections that have been made concerning the form of Commission for the office of Receiver- General, in Ireland, best adapted to promote his Majesty's service there.


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 155

Document type: Copy

Has, in accordance with the terms of their Lordships' letters of 23rd ultimo given directions to the Muster-Master-General concerning the issue of three months' pay to the Army, by imprest.


A Letter of political news from Holland, addressed to a Person unnamed To which is appended:- "Les parolles que la Comte de Schaftsbury a dit deux jours avant sa mort au Sr Dear [Deane?] Marchand Anglois"

Written from: Holland

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 831-832v

A Letter of political news from Holland, addressed to a Person unnamed.

To which is appended:- "Les parolles que la Comte de Schaftsbury a dit deux jours avant sa mort au Sr Dear [Deane?] Marchand Anglois"

French.


[Circular] Letter from the Synod of the Protestant Bohemian Church, now at Lesna in Poland, sent for the collection of the charity of England, by Paul Hartmann one of their number, who now solicits in that behalf

Written from: Lesna

Date: 6/16 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 724-725

Latin.


Circular-Letter from the Synod of the Protestant Bohemian Church, now at Lesna in Poland, sent for the collection of the charity of England, by Paul Hartmann one of their number, who now solicits in that behalf. Translated into English

Written from: Lesna

Date: 6/16 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 722-723

Document type: Minute. With corrections in Lord Wharton's hand.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 79-80

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received their Lordships' letter of 23 January, and has given orders for the drawing up of Warrants of imprest for three months' pay to the Army, without mentioning for what time.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 80-81

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Details in various matters of public finance. ... Is sorry that the Lord Primate and the writer "cannot always agree in our recommendations of Clergymen; but ... glad that that is the only thing we are like to differ in".


Ormond to Longford

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 436

Document type: Copy

... Has received the computation of the difference of the price of arms made in Ireland and those sent from the Tower. ... Desires further information on certain points specified. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 6 February 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 428-429

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letters of January 24 and 29 have been received; but something has first to be replied to that arises out of a previous letter of Jan. 22nd.

Both Cary Dillon and Sir Maurice Eustace are, the Duke thinks, well-affected to the Government, & capable of being useful to it. But their projects and pretensions are somewhat unreasonable. "When anything comes in our way to help them, it will be fit to do it".

Notices, in great detail, various ecclesiastical affairs; relating chiefly to appointments and promotions.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 6 February 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 430-434

Document type: Holograph, and Copy

The Duke of Grafton has had "a Project" [in relation to a desired revival of former Letters-Patent originally granted to Sir Theophilus Jones, for discovery of forfeited but conealed lands in Ireland] brought to him by some of the trade and (through Lord Arlington) communicated to the Duke.

Desires Lord Arran to confer on the subject with Mr Solicitor General and to certify the facts.


Subjoins:-

Memorandum in respect to Letters Patent for discovery of concealed Forfeitures of Lands in Ireland, granted by K. Charles II to Sir Theophilus Jones, under certain conditions and limitations therein described. Addressed to the Duke of Grafton.

Date: 7 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 432

Document type: Copy


A News-Letter; addressed to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 6 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 320

The Duke of Monmouth has gone to Chichester, to be present at "a very great hunting-match"; the concourse to which is however lessened, by "a great horse-race", between English horses, to be run in presence of the whole French Court, near to Paris.

A great quantity of silver coin,- by rumour, 500,000 crowns,- belonging to English merchants, has been seized on board two men-of-war in the Lisbon River; the importation of specie in foreign vessels being contraband by the law of Portugal: and some of the merchants have been imprisoned.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 9 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 329

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning revenue affairs in Ireland; and concerning news received from Holland of "a prodigious slaughter of Turks and Tartars, made by the Polanders, the Cossacks, & the Vallachians, whose countries the others have invaded". ...


A News-Letter; addressed to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [10 February?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 322-323

Document type: News-Letter

Mentions elections in the City of London; proceedings in various Courts of Law; and the purport of recent political advices, from Holland; sent, in part, adds the writer, by "my nephew in Holland", who presents his humble service to the Primate. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 157

Document type: Holograph

Reports the proceedings in the Court of Exchequer concerning the late Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland, and what the Commissioners of that Revenue have done in pursuance of those proceedings.

Adds some particulars relating to prisage of Wines.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 436-437

Document type: Holograph

There seems to be reasonable grounds of doubt that the Revenue of Ireland will, this year, bring in what is charged upon it, amounting to about £270,000. Hence has arisen an inclination in the King to the calling of a Parliament in Ireland. Upon the forms of doing this a reference has been made to the Lord Keeper to search for precedents.

The Lord Keeper [Francis North, Lord Guildford (appointed Dec. 20)], adds the Duke, is "a man of as great ability in his profession, as any that wears a gown", but he may not have made perhaps, any special study of the Laws and Constitution of Ireland. The Duke would, therefore, be glad to be furnished fully with the opinion of the Solicitor General of Ireland upon the points in question.

The Duke adds some details as to other pending questions affecting the Administration of Ireland, and as to the course likely to be taken upon them. ...


An Account from the Commissioners of the Revenue [of Ireland] giving the state of the late Farmers' balances. Certified by Richard Chapell, Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 13

Document type: Copy


A News-Letter; addressed to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 15 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 324-325

Document type: News-Letter

Proposals have been made to the King, by Captain Shales, for the purchase of "the overplus of the Hearth Farm" [i.e. of the farm of Hearth-Money], for sums payable at various periods, & amounting, in the aggregate, to £60,000.

The King and Court have visited Banstead, to see the Horse-Races there.

Other incidents at Court; and some political incidents, in various places, are noticed ...


The State of Sir John Topham's Case [in relation to his late office of an Inspector of his Majesty's Revenue Accounts in Ireland, during the Farm thereof]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 121-122

Document type: Original


Sunjoined thereto:-

Warrant by the King for payment to Sir J. Topham, of a year's salary as one of the Commissioners of Insepction of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 September 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 119

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 17 February 1683; PS.: 24 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 324; PS.: 325

Document type: Copy

Notices the Ecclesiastical condition of Scotland; and the great difficulty of applying one and the same rule to the treatment of Dissenters in the three Kingdoms ... To turn the edge of laws enacted against papists upon "pretended [Here apparently used in the sense of "avowed"] Protestants, whilst they are silenced as to Papists",- may be of ill consequence. "To put them in executionat the same time against both would be an intolerable disturbance to a great part of the inhabitants of Ireland, and may possibly have ill effects upon trade & commerce, and consequently upon the King's revenue" ...

PS.: Had written thus far, when intelligence came of the arrival in London of Shelton, "the informer of a plot against Ireland" ... His story proved to have so many foolish & impossible circumstances that the King resolved not to consider him even so much as to punish him. He has turned him loose to take the course he shall choose for himself ...

Adds some notice of late advices from France.


Standish Hartstonge to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 326

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs of the writer; who purposes shortly to wait upon the Duke in England.


A News-Letter; addressed to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 17 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 326-327

Document type: News-Letter

Various proceedings in the Privy Council; at the Treasury Chambers; and in the Law Courts, are noticed.

A league between Bavaria, Saxony, and Brandenburgh, to aid in the defence of the Empire is reported to be in progress.

Reinforcements are about to be dispatched to Tangier.

During the Duke of Monmouth's stay at Chichester, two troops of the County Horse lay there, and the Keys of the City were brought every night to the Bishop, who, at an early hour of the morning, gave them to an officer, empowered "to let out His Grace when he should desire".


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England concerning the Accounts of the late Farmers of the Revenue, and the proceedings in the Exchequer of Ireland thereupon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 169-170

Document type: Copy


The ... Petition of William MacBrien of Athenloe, in Munster, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 23-24

Document type: Copies

Contains a recital as to certain concealed lands, and prays for the grant of an interest therein. [With the Order, and Report].


A News-Letter; addressed to the Lord Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 18 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 316-317

Document type: News-letter [With seal of arms]

The Arguments on behalf of the City of London, upon the Quo warranto against the Charters, have been opened. It is hoped, adds the newswriter, that "by a timely submission & composition of the matter", the City will prevent further dispute.

"The Portugal Merchants" have asked the King's mediation with that Government, on their behalf; which is promised.

A report of the trial upon the "interloping" trade with India,- East India Company, v. Sands, is added.

[This, and the like letters, which follow, appear to have been communicated by the Primate to the Duke of Ormond.]


A News-Letter; addressed to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 18 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 318-319

Document type: News-Letter

The Whigs are striving to get the arguments in the case of the City of London Charters printed. That of the Recorder, it is added, ripped up "the whole narrative of the Plot", which they (the Whigs) "would not, by any means, have forgot".

A report has come from Amsterdam that Lord Shaftesbury is not really dead; but that his body was exhibited, in the ordinary apparel, within a coffin, to induce a false belief of the Earl's death.

An inundation of Whitehall, by an extraordinary tide in the Thames, is described. ...


Notes and Memoranda, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant on the Revenue and Public Finance of Ireland

Date: 19 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 419

Document type: Holograph

[Referring, probably, to proceedings in the Treasury Chambers, Whitehall.]


Extract of a Letter of political advices, from Nantes; received in England on the 23rd March, and relating to an alleged sale of arms, at La Haye [Probably, "La Haye-Fonassière", in the Dept of the Lower Louvre], intended for Ireland

Written from: Nantes

Date: 20 January 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 436

Document type: Official Copy


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 82-85

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received his Grace's letters of the 8th and 13th inst. ... Doubts if the project put into Lord Grafton's hands will be thought fit for him to meddle in. Sir Theophilus Jones made discoveries of [forfeited] lands to above three times the value mentioned, yet he makes no more of it than £6000, per annum, and it was so valued by a jury. ... As to the Provostship [of Trinity College], the writer believes that at last it will come to the sending of one from Oxford,- unless Dr. Styles can make his peace with my Lord Primate". ... "But there is one Mr Browne, of this College, who is generally well spoken of ... as a very fit man to be Provost" ... Adds various particulars concerning matters financial and military ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 440

Document type: Holograph

Further details of the proceedings of the Commissioners in Ireland; with enclosure of various papers on that subject. ...


Lemuel Kingdon to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 129-130

Document type: Holograph

"Upon Lord Ranelagh's undertaking, [in relation to the Irish Customs], "judgment is given, against several of his partners, to the value of £76,000". The late Farmers' accounts, also, are now stated and settled in the Exchequer; with the balances of the Earl of Anglesey.

If the King's "debtors, in England, be but as vigorously prosecuted as we shall do those here, there will be a sudden issue to these troublesome accounts". ...


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 22v

Document type: Copy

Recites the King's reversionary interest in an estate formerly belonging to Sir Oliver Tuite, deceased, and prays a grant thereof in consideration of service [on the continent]. With the order of reference; and the Duke of Ormond's report (30 Mar).


A Report to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland upon the state of the Revenue of that Kingdom, by the Earl of Longford, Lemuel Kingdon, and others, Commissioners of the Revenue aforesaid

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 22 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 9

Document type: Original [With four signatures]


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Date: 24 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 325

[Postscript to letter of 17 February - see MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 324].


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 434-435

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, by the King's command, particulars of the informations given upon oath as to an alleged plot of the French upon Ireland. The only Peer named by this informer as having countenanced the alleged plot is the Earl of Clanricarde, who, he says, "was to stand for Galway". Nor is this said upon the informant's own knowledge ...


Ormond to Sir Thomas Newcomen

Written from: London

Date: 24 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 438

Document type: Copy

Is of opinion that projects about the discovery of concealed Forfeitures in Ireland, under the conditions which have been, or would be, annexed to them, are of very little advantage to the Grantees.

Adds: "For the title of honour, I am the unfittest man in the world to propose it, having advised His Majesty for some time at least, not to multiply titles; and he said he was resolved upon it; but that resolution may admit of exception, when he please". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 Feburuary 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 131-132

Document type: Holograph

Comunicates the opinion of the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland, and of the King's Solicitor-General, upon some points law relating to a late farm of the Irish Customs' Revenue. ...


A Report by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 159-160

Document type: Copy


John Ellis to Ormond

Date: 26 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 442

Document type: Holograph

Encloses copy of a letter [to the Lords of the Treasury], on the Revenue affairs of Ireland, but has not had time to prepare duplicates of the papers mentioned therein.


Sir John Temple to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 14

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a report [Not now appended to this letter] "upon Mr Nangle's [Order of] Reference". ... Supposes that there will no difficulty in ... passing a Patent to him according to his desire ... has written to Sir E. Dering to afford ... assistance.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 161-162

Document type: Holograph

Has prepared various awarded draughts of Commissions concerning the Revenue of Ireland ...

Has also drawn up [the draught of Royal] letters for empowering the Commissioners "to issue moneys for paying their officers' salaries and defraying the other incident charges of management" ...

Adds, at great length, particulars and suggestions concerning the appointment, instructions & powers, of Mr Price, as Receiver-General.


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 47-48

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Thanks the Secretary for a letter of 16th. inst, with enclosed intelligence; but chiefly for a former letter, congratulating the birth of Lord Arran's second son. Will, as speedily as the matter admits of, send a report upon Lord Altham's business.


The Amended Method in receiving, and accounting for, the Revenue of Ireland, in pursuance of his Majesty's Commission to the present Commissioners & Managers thereof

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 163-164

Document type: Original

[Drawn up by the Earl of Longford, and addressed to Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Ormond, on behalf of the Commissioners aforesaid.]


Memorial of the Pastors and Elders of the Reformers Bohemian Churches, setting forth their sufferings and distress; and accrediting agents to receive contributions, from their fellow-Protestants, for their relief

Written from: Lissa

Date: February 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 195

Latin.


A Certificate, by Richard Chapell, Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer of Ireland of Rent due to his Majesty by Sir James Shaen, & others late Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Original

Date: [February] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 11

Document type: Original


A Report, by Richard Chapell, Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer of Ireland concerning Allowances claimed by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in reduction of the balances due by them

Date: [February] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 11

Document type: Original


Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [February?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 23

Document type: Copy. Without signatures, or date. The date of year appears on the Endorsement.


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 86

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Sends draughts of various commissions concerning the management of the Revenue.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 87-89

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Matters of finance. ... Foreseeing that his Majesty might have thoughts of calling a Parliament in Ireland, the writer has chosen very loyal sheriffs this year, ... so that very honest men would be returned. ... Adds particulars of Mallory's case; proceeds:-

"The Commissioners [of Revenue] wonder that your Grace has proceeded no further in your bargain about the prisage for both the King and you will lose much in the delay, and it is of great importance to both that my Lord Denby should be dealt with for the duties of the Isle of Man, for there are great cheats committed". ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 89-90

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Recommends a suit of Mr Justice Turner; ... and adds: "I know so much of his condition that if he should be taken away before this grant is passed, his wife, who is Colonel Jeffries' daughter, will be left in a deplorable condition, for her father is displeased with her for marrying without his consent".


An Order, by the King in Council approving an Established for Ireland this day read at the Board and directing its transmission into Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 453

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 1

An Establishment or List, containing all the payments to be made for Civil Affairs [in Ireland], to begin from the Feast of the Birth of our Lord, 1682

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 453-457

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 2

An Establishment or List, containing all the Payments for Military Affairs in Ireland

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 457v-461

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 3

An Establishment or List containing ... Pensions ... to be paid out of Our Revenue in Ireland

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 462

Document type: Copy


Instructions, by the King, concerning the Civil & Military Lists of Ireland, and the Lists of Pensions

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 463

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Mountjoy [Sir W. Stewart, new created Viscount Mountjoy]

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 3 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 440

Document type: Copy

Proposed to the King the grant desired in Sir W. Stewart's letter of Feb. 16. The King's reception of the request shewed that he was glad to give this mark of his favour.

Enclosed the Warrant so accorded.


The Reply of the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, near Dublin to Mr Mallory's Answer to some Reasons formerly giving shewing the inconveniences of admitting him intoa Senior Fellowship

Date: 6 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 685-687 inc.

Document type: Original


Subjoinder 1

The Statute of Absence [applying to Fellows of Trinity College, aforesaid]

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 688

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 2

The Statute concerning the office of a Catechist

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 688

Document type: Copy


Henry Stiles to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Trinity College, Dublin

Date: 6 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 689

Document type: Holograph

Will only add to the Reply [to Mr Mallory] now communicated the "short character that Mr. G. Browne gives of Mr Mallory, viz. that he hath ever observed him to be of a turbulent temper; and that there happened no mutiny or disturbance in the College, amongst those of his own status, but he was concerned therein, if not the most active".


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 90-91

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Sends depositions relating to the alleged French plot. ... "I send them", adds the writer, "just as they ["the two Deans"] gave them in, and would not alter the title of Ambassador given my Lord Preston, because most of the English called him so at Paris. Mr James Plunkett [In MS. "Plunket"], mentioned in the depositions, is brother to Sir Walter Plunkett [In MS. "Plunket"] one of his Majesty's Privy School. ... The information being looked upon as a cheat, I suppose it is not intended that I should take notice of this so far as to put either my Lord of Clanricarde or Colonel McCarty ... to trouble in this matter. But I shall from hence take occasion to keep those garrisons [re]inforced". ...


Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 438

Document type: Original (Four signatures)

Have settled the Excise in a new method of collection. ... For th casual revenue, Mr Denny Muschamp is to pay £1,500, per annum, before receiving any allowance; he is, then, to have £190; and, of what more shall be collected, one sixth part ...

Have paid the Receiver-General about £18,000; ... have served process on Lord Anglesey's estate in Meath, for the balance he owes to the King; ... and have recommended, to the Lords of the Treasury, that the King should farm the customs of the Isle of Man, from Lord Derby, in order to present certain abuses which are rife in that island.


An Order of Reference, by the King to the Duke of Ormond upon a Petition presented to his Majesty, by Mary, Countess of Orrery

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 16

Document type: Copy


Appendix 1

Petition of Mary, Countess of Orrery to the King

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 16

Document type: Copy

Recites that great part of Petitioner's jointure is charged upon lands & royalties, in the country called 'MacAyliffe country', & in the barony of Dunallagh in the county of Cork.

Prays for a grant thereof to Petitioner upon payment of the quit-rents to which said lands & royalties are now liable.


Appendix 2

Particulars of the territory called "MacAyliffe's Country", & of settlements charged thereupon

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy


Countess of Orrery to Arran

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 20

Document type: Holograph

The writer's petition to his Majesty, [concerning her jointure] was drawn up in its first form "to please Lord Burlington". She spoke to the King about it, who promised "anything in his power for her security", and, by Sir Allan Apsley, recommended her to the Duke of Ormond. His Grace did not approve of the petition in its original form whereupon the writer made the alteration suggested.


Commissioners of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 21

Document type: Copy. [Four signatures].

Have received letters of the 1st inst. ... Communicates at great length the course they have taken and the purport of the "Instructions" they have framed, after consultation with the government of Ireland and with the Law Officers of the Crown in England, for the future conduct of the business of the Irish Revenue. ...

Are well aware that the Commissioners in Ireland cannot proceed to call so many old officers [of the Revenue] to account, without exciting great clamours; but desire that they will go on in the discharge of their duty, without discouragement.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 23

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Have received his Excellency's letter of 1st inst with the enclosed Draughts, all of which are here in preparation for the King's hand ... The Lord Deputy is desired upon his receipt of the accounts of outstanding Revenue lately called for, to communicate them, and to state his opinion as to the steps needful for recovery of arrears.


A Representation, by the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to the [Earl of Arran] Lord Deputy concerning the Farmers' Arrears

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 167-168

Document type: Copy [Four signatures]


Additional Clauses [prepared by the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland] in the Commission of the Receiver-General of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [10 March?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 165v

Document type: Original


Additional Clauses [prepared by the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland] in the Patent of the Accountant-General of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [10 March?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 166v

Document type: Original


An Address from the Commissioners of Revenue, in Ireland to the [Earl of Arran] Lord Deputy [concerning the Accounts of the late Farmers]

Written from: Customs House, Dublin

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 171-172

Document type: Copy


The ... Petition of Mary [Boyle] Countess of Orrery to the King

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 10 March 1683

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

Document type: Copies

Recites her title (under Deeds of Marriage-settlement), to certain jointure lands,- part of the estate of Richard, late Earl of Coke,- some of the deeds relating to which were lost during the Rebellion; and prays an effectual grant for Petitioner's security. [With the Order of Reference & the Duke of Ormond's Report thereon (March 30).]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 10 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 442

Document type: Holograph

The Duke is of opinion that, on the whole, it is better that money should be borrowed to meet the deficit of revenue, than that the Establishments should be allowed to fall much into arrear. But then the money should be had "barely upon interest, without any other clog". He then adds: "Almost all the bankers of Lombard Street are gone off,- like crackers,- one after the other. Those who have money, and have got it by taking branches of the English Revenue, are not out of hope but [that] they may have new bargains";- not withstanding a declaration of the King (made in the Treasury Chamber) that he would have them all managed for him [not farmed] ...


Anglesey to [the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury?]

Written from: Drury Lane

Date: 13 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy. Without address.

States his opinion upon certain questions concerning Lands in Ireland, arising under the Statutes, and under the King's first "Declaration" [of Nov. 1660], and the subsequent 'Instructions' thereupon; and also of the mischiefs which, in the writer's judgment, are likely to arise from the issuing of a proposed Commissioner, then under debate.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 91 a, b, and c

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

An enclosed paper, relating to the calling of a Parliament in Ireland, was agreed upon [in Council] some time since, but the wording of it left to the Solicitor-General. ... He is unwilling that the paper should be known to be of his drawing; "and the rest of us", adds the writer, "leave it to your Grace to make what use of it you think best, ... [in] the posture of affairs on that side". ...

Notices pending questions concerning a new market in the City of Dublin, and concerning the excise on beer. ....


Particulars concerning his Majesty's Packet-Service, betwixt England and Ireland; and suggestions for improving the same. Addressed to the Commission of H. R. H. the Duke of York's Revenue.

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 173

Document type: Copy


Deposition of D[aniel?] Macnama in relation to his knowledge of the course of life, led since about the year 1670, by Roger Tohill, once a servant of this deponent, and "now going, in France, under the name of Sheldon"

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 458

Document type: Copy


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 452

Document type: Holograph

Acquaints the Lord Deputy with circumstances, relating to the late allegations of a plot in Ireland, which give the King "every day more and more reasons to believe Tilly to be a cheat". Will forward the matter concerning Judge Turner, of which Lord Arran has written in his letter of March 1st, as soon as the return of the Court from Newmarket enables the Commissioners of the Treasury to meet. ...


Duchess of Cleveland to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 March 1683 [Dated [16]"83"; but probably of 1682/83]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 454

Document type: Holograph

With reference to the writer's "grant of the remainders of those gentlemen's estates who were restored by the Act of Settlement upon their feoffments [In MS.:- "fiffements"], divers of which have made their applications to me for the King's letters in their behalf". She now forwards a petition, of one of those applicants, on which she asks the Lord Deputy's "favourable report". ...


Observations concerning the calling of a Parliament in Ireland. "Received out of Ireland, 18 March, 1682".

Date: 18 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 405-406


Commissioners of Revenue, in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 446

Document type: Copy

Report various details concerning the collection and management of the Irish Revenue ...


A Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland] to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran] concerning an allowance demanded by the Farmers of the Hearth-Money, for the Hearths of his Majesty's Houses, Castles, & Forts

Written from: Custom-House, Dublin

Date: 19 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 766

Document type: Original [With five signatures]


Subjoined thereto:-

[An Account of] the Number of Hearths in the several Forts and Places of the Kingdom, for which allowances is craved by the Farmers of the Hearth-Money

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 768

Document type: Original


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 91c-92

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Reports further proceedings concerning the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland, and more particularly concerning their appointment of new Collectors, and the steps taken as to "assignments for the June pay".


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 92-93

Document type:

Matters of Revenue and Finance,- Local affairs of Dublin,- Illness of Colonel Roscarrock ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 444

Document type: Copy

Has received their Lordships' letter of the 10th. ... Gives particulars of a change of Collectors, made by the late Farmers ... and adds: "Finding judgment given, in the Court of Exchequer, that they owe a great sum to his Majesty, at whose mercy all their persons and estates now are, as was declared, by the Solicitor General, I thought it was for his Majesty's service not to let those collections pay any more money after the June assignments are answered, without application first made to me; but, at the Farmers' request, I have suspended that order, until they hear from Sir James Shaen" ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 20 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 444-445; 448

Document type: Original. [Misbound].

Notices some local affairs of the Corporation of Dublin.

Upon investigation into the alleged French plot, "the contradictions in the Narrative, and the palpable perjuries", ... would have drawn upon the Informer the severest inflictions the Law would bear, but that the King, on the score of having himself commanded the man to come into England, preferred "to turn him loose". The Duke hears that he has" joined himself to Titus Oates", so that it is probable he may be brought into play again ... "It is Information, as to matter & form, is as credible as many others that have passed for truth".

Adds some account of the progress of affairs of Revenue ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 93-94

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... Hears, from good hands, that it is not intended by the Ministers on that side that any money at all should be raised either in Ireland or in England, for the payment of the arrears which will be due to the Army. ... This may be of very dangerous consequence to his Majesty's service, especially since the Establishment is so much overcharged. But the writer would not have Lord Rochester know that this information is given ...


Note of the Creation of Sir William Stewart, as Baron Rennalton, and Viscount Mountjoy, in the Peerage of Ireland

Date: 24 March 1683

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

Document type: From Bp. Stearne's MSS.


[Advices sent from Newmarket to Mr Secretary Jenkins at Whitehall

Date: 24 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 462

Document type: Copy

Give an account of a disastrous fire, which occurred at Newmarket on the evening of March 22nd. The King's house was saved, but the fire came so near it, that His Majesty lay that night at Lord Suffolk's; and the Duke and Duchess of York, at Lord Rochester's. ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 464

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the objections made by Lord Rochester to the substitution of one life for another life, in a certain reversionary grant mentioned, on behalf of Mr. Justice Turner, in Lord Arrna's letter to the writer. Will however communicate further, upon the matter, with the Duke of Ormond, when his Grace is in a condition to go abroad.

Encloses the account of the late fire at Newmarket, entered above. ...


Assignments [out of the Revenue of Ireland], for six months' pay to the sixteen Companies of the Earl of Dunbarton's late Regiment now in Tangier, ending 25 March, 1682 [O.S]

Date: 25 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 41

Document type: Original


[An Account of] Money payable, upon the Allowance for concordatums, to the 25 March, 1683, for which Warrants are not yet renewed

Date: 25 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 399

Document type: Original


An Account of Concordatums ... [payable in Ireland, during] the quarter ending 25 March 1683

Date: 25 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 405

Document type: Original


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 27 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 27

Document type: Original [With four signatures]

Have received the Lord Deputy's letters of 19th inst.

Desire that his Excellency will not suffer any long protraction of the delay asked for by the Farmers of the Revenue in the execution of his very needful order for the paying in by their Collectors of arrears due, "after the June assignments are answered". ...


Jenkins to Arran

Date: 27 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 261

Document type: Holograph

Desires the stopping of the Letters-Patent (in preparation for te Great Seal of Ireland) for creating Sir William Stewart Lord Mountjoy, "the land or Castle of that name being my Lord of Dartmouth's proper inheritance"; returning the warrant with intimation of "a fit & proper title such as will be agreeable to Sir William, and not impinge on any other" [The title however remained it seems unaltered ("Baron Stewart of Ramalton & Viscount Mountjoy"); merging in the next century in the Earldom of Blesinton] ...


The ... Petition of William Morgan ("Cosmographer to His Majesty") to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 26-27

Document type: Copies

Recites the King's grant to John Ogilby (uncle of Petitioner) of license to build a Theatre in Dublin; and prays, under circumstances specified, for a new Patent. [With Order & Report]


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 94-96

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... "Since the new plot-informer is watching for a properer conjuncture to gain belief, or some persons in power that may seem to give credit to him, I will examine some persons concerning him; for I am told that he has been Justin McCarthy's [In MS.: "Macartie's"] footman, and also Anthony Hamilton's. But Justin is now in the country, and Anthony is absconded; there being many writs out against him and the best fund he has to pay his numerous creditors is the lease from your Grace of Nenagh, and that I think very proper for your Grace to purchase". ...

"I am told again that the Bishop of Dromore [Essex Digby] is past hopes. I desire you would secure that bishopric for the present bishop of Cloyne [Edward Jones]" ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 448-449

Document type: Holograph

... The Commissioners of Revenue have done all that was in their power,- towards enforcing a settlement by the late Farmers,- "by fixing the balance due from them to the King. And though we have reason to believe they must have a considerable sum of money in their hands, because it is evident they have paid very little since June, and have since that received a year's Customs and ... Excise, and Quit-rents, yet they shew not the least inclination to pay any more. ... We shall ... perfect the contract between the King and your Grace about the Prisage, and, in the mean time have given ... credit for £300 Quit-rent, due ... to the King, and shall pay the remaining £200, to complete your first quarter's rent". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 30 March 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 311-312

Document type: Original

The Ministers who are at variances do ... at Council & in Committees, communicate their thoughts with civility & appearing freedom, and with little differences in their opinions, but their correspondence hand to hand, and their visits, are not as they were. ... It is expected offers will be made for the farming of the whole revenue of England, as also for some branches of it apart. To farm the whole, to anyone sort of people, is also to put into their hands the making provisions & stores of all sorts even to those of the King's household; ... Another question of more importance ... is concerning the calling of a Parliament here ...

Adds instructions and details on various matters of Irish administration, civil & military. ...


Petition of Thomas Sheridan, and John Wilson to the King

Date: [March?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 31

Document type: Copy

Recite that Laurence Stanyan [In MS.: "Stannion"], esquire, late one of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, is indebted to Petitioners in large sums of money, and on pretence of making up his accounts has obtained from the Barons of the Exchequer freedom from arrest, whereby Petitioners lose the benefit of having bail to their actions against him.

Pray his Majesty's order to disallow the privilege aforesaid.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 96-97

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Sends the draught of a letter for the admission of Colonel Thomas Fairfax as a Privy-Councillor.

"The Fellows of this College, and others of the Clergy that take parties, do so defame one another that it is absolutely necessary, in my judgment, that some person should be sent out of England ... to be Provost here. For, in this conjuncture, the scholars seem to be very unruly". ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 97

Document type: Copy; as above

Has received the Secretary's letters of March 20th and 24th. ... Doubts not that Tilly "has been footman [to], and turned away for misdemeanour from several persons of quality in this country". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 3 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 313-314

Document type: Original

At a meeting in the Treasury Chamber, the Lord Privy-Seal [Marquess of Halifax] brought in a proposition importing both a Farm and a Management [of the King's Revenue of Ireland], i.e. proposing, by way of contract, to supply £540,000 a year for the Excise; the charge of management to be taken out of ... [the overplus]; ... but, with the advice of all present, except the Lord Privy-Seal, the King resolved to put that [the Excise] Duty into a management ...

Adds, at great length, particulars concerning the current coin of Ireland;- informations of a new plot;- and other pending affairs of that Kingdom.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 3 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 315

Document type: Original

Notices Lord Burlington's apprehensions of injury to himself from the effect of certain Letters-Patent directed to be passed, in Ireland, on behalf of Mr Villiers & his Lady. If the Patent be drawn punctually according to the tenour of the King's letter containing instructions for it, there will be, the Duke thinks, no ground for those fears. ...


Ormond to Longford

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 450

Document type: Copy

... It is resolved that the strictest course that can will be taken with such of the Farmers as are her [in England]. For those that are with you, they are in the hands of the law & of the government, to be prosecuted as shall be thought fit ...


A Report, from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 4 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 177

Document type: Copy

Concerning (1), certain matters of Revenue Account; (2), the state of Ireland, in relation to Revenue; (3), the settlement of Quit-Rents.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 98

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... The Solicitor-General [Sir John Temple] agrees with the writer in the opinion that the course to be taken with the Farmers of the Revenue, is either a seizure, or else a positive order from the writer to the Collectors to issue no money, upon any order but his own. ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 99

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received their Lordships' letter of March 27th. Will take all the care he can that the Farmers shall not have it in their power to misapply any of the money in their Collectors' hands, or the solvent debts when they come in.


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 99

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Before the arrival of the Secretary's letter of 27th March, notifying his Majesty's pleasure that the Patent for making Sir William Stewart Viscount Mountjoy should be stopped, that Patent was not only passed, but was enrolled, and so beyond recall. Is sorry not to have known that Lord Dartmouth had a concern in 'Montjoy'; and so to have passed anything inconvenient to so good a friend.


Instructions, by the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland to the Collectors of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 100-102

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Repeats his opinion that a Provost for Trinity College should be sent out of England. by the character the writer hears of Dr. Huntingdon, he would be a fit man to bring the College into order again. ... Notices pending questions of revenue and finance; and also various matters relating to ecclesiastical appointments. ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 102-103

Document type: Copy; as above

An Order is this day sent to the several collectors of revenue appointed by the Farmers which, it is hoped, will effectually prevent any misapplication of monies by the latter; and, by that means, there will be time enough to consider, without prejudice to his Majesty in that concern, whether or no a legal seizure will be most fit for his Majesty's service. ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: Easter Eve [7 April] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 263

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of April 1st. There is ground to mistrust the information sent from Nantes; but the king and Lord Lieutenant think it well that Lord Arran should keep "an eye upon Waterford & Wexford".

Adds the purport of certain foreign advices as to the design of the Turks "to break into Christendom" ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 114

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

... Would not have sent the letter for the regulation of coin, had he thought it would have admitted trouble or debate. The design was only to raise the pistoles to 18s. 6d., and to lower the six shilling pieces to 5s. 9d.;- they being worth no more, compared with the other coins current here. But since such a business is made of it, the writer desires that the letter may be laid aside. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 115

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

To like effect with the letter to the Lord Lieutenant, calendared above.


A Report of the Warden and Commissioners of his Majesty's Mint to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury upon Foreign coin current in Ireland

Written from: Mont

Date: 11 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 124

Document type: Original


Includes:-

A Tabular View of the Foreign Coins, current in Ireland; with the respective values of each coin, in English money

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 124

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 12 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 446

Document type: Holograph

Recommends the bearer of this letter, Mr Molloy, for an ensign's commission. "The recommendation is that of the Duchess [of York], which, in all things in my power", adds the writer, "shall hold the place of an absolute command with me. ... For I believe her to be, not only the best Princess, but one of the best women in the world". ...


Archbishop of Dublin [Francis Marsh] to William Ellis

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 190

Document type: Holograph

Has advised upon the subject of his correspondent's Queries concerning Coins with those who are skilled in Money. The accompanying account is the best the best the writer is able to furnish.


Appendix 1

Tables of the Weight and Standard Value, in English Currency, of various Denominations of Coined Money

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Holograph


Appendix 2

Notes and Queries, by Sir John Temple, his Majesty's Solicitor-General in Ireland concerning the value of certain coins. Addressed to Mr. W. Ellis.

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 191

Document type: Holograph


Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 14 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 265

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the purport of a conversation held with the Duke of Ormond upon a new Army hospital for Ireland then in progress.

Notices the application of Dr. Miller ("Apothecary to the Army"), to be put upon his medical staff ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 267

Document type: Holograph

Has the King's commands to send for the Lord Deputy's consideration, and for that of the Law Officers of the Crown in Ireland, and for their report therein, a petition presented to His Majesty by the Earl of Carlingford. ...


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: [14?] April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 271-272

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of April 7. From Lord Longford he has not heard for two months.

Supposes that Longford believes himself "now above ordinances; and thinks it not worth his while to keep any measures with poor mortals".

Adds some particulars as to persons recently recommended for various offices in Ireland. ...


Commissioners of the Revenue, in Ireland to the Lords Commisisoners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy

... At the late Order of the Lord Deputy the Farmers make great clamour, and call it a seizure of their arrears ... It is no more than a provision that the money their officers receive should be applied to their debt ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 17 April 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 452-253

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letters of the 7th and 11th have been received. Those of whom he speaks as 'the great men', are upon no better terms than they were. The Duke wishes it were otherwise, but does not hope it.

The new Provost [of Trinity College] "is approved of by the King ... & shall be sent over as soon as he can be qualified for it by authority from His Majesty, and his being made Doctor, which I conceive to be decent though not essential".

"I am sorry," adds the Duke, "my Lord Primate should like him the worse, for the Bishop of Kildare's good opinion of him, as it is an effect of some variance betwixt them. Of all men, those that preach peace & charity for others, ought to practice it amongst themselves. And our Bishops have too many foreign enemies. They need no disputes among themselves".

After some remarks both on public and on private affairs, the writer mentions recent projects for raising the value of pistoles, & reducing that of ducatoons: and continues: "Sir W. Petty and Col. Lawrence have shewn their skill in tumbling the argument of Coin up and down, but with little edification to his hearers".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 17 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 450

Document type: Holograph

Lord Burlington has this day been with the Duke in the company of Lord Ranelagh and Baron Hartstrong, to complain of a preference in the settlement of certain claims in arrear, by assignations upon Revenue,- Dillon having now received received a "preferable" order upon the County of Cork, to the prejudice of Lord Burlington's previous assignment.

The order in Dillon's case, adds the Duke, was made in Council. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 453

Document type: Holograph

... "The establishment of our officers, together with our own salaries, does not exceed £24,000, per annum. But of the contingencies we cannot [as yet] take a measure. ... Our collectors are generally imposing, and would introduce new allowances ... We have already paid Mr Robinson near £40,000. The Hearth-Money and Quit-rents ... will arise to a very considerable sum in cash. And if his Majesty could find means to advance £40,000, towards the discharge of part [of] what the Farmers have left in arrear to the Military List (to be sent hither in specie), this sum, being dispersed by the troops ... in the country, would make money very plentiful, and under the payment of the growing revenue,- especially the Inland Excise - very easy". ...


Samuel Sowton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 181

Document type: Holograph

Is of opinion that a saving of some thousand pounds to his Majesty might be made, by victualling his Garrison at Tangier, and a part of his Fleet, from Ireland, instead of from London. Asks his Grace's favourable consideration of certain suggestion for effecting that service.


Encloses:-

Proposals of Samuel Sowton for the supply of Provisions to the Garrison of Tangier, and to part of his Majesty's Fleet

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 183

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 105-106

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The course taken by the Commisioners of Revenue, in enforcing upon the Lord Primate & others the payment of duty for wrought plate, is looked upon as very severe. It was never taken when the revenue was in farm, and is believed to be unwarranted by the Act [of Parliament]. ... Lady Ardglas [Catherine Hamilton, wife of Vere Essex Cromwell, 4th Earl of Ardglas] has proceeded very imprudently and has, amongst other things, made use of troopers to rescue a distress taken on the Lady Dowager's [Honora Boyle, widow of Thomas Cromwell, 3rd Earl] account. ... It will be necessary to punish severely those troopers, or the officer commanding, if they went by authority from him.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 21 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 33-34

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

It is his Majesty's pleasure that the Barons of the Exchequer in ireland proceed to a determination of a Cause depending before them as to the legal measure of certain lands claimed by Sir W. Petty and John Marshall, in order to the settlement of the Quit-rents chargeable thereupon ...

A petition of Capt Tuite is forwarded, with the Opinion of the Duke of Ormond thereon, with request that the Lord Deputy will ascertain "what the King hath in his power to grant according to the law". ...

Other papers are also communicated, which concern pending proceedings relating to the late Farmers of the Revenue. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 21 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 454

Document type: Holograph

The exceptions taken by Sir James Shaen to the late Statement of the Accounts of the Ex-Farmers of Revenue in Ireland are about to be heard in the Treasury Chamber. The Duke does not doubt that Shaen will have "skill enough to embroil the plainest text, by his comments".

The long contest betwixt Emerson and Mrs Hyde is at length ended by a sentence which annuls her marriage with Emerson and ratifies that with Lord Dunblane. ...


Report, by the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland on the Trade and Commerce of the Isle of Man, and of the Scilly Islands; in their relation to his Majesty's Revenue. Sent to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 330

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond [Unsigned]


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 116-118

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Further particulars of proceedings concerning the Farmers of the Revenue; and also concerning Kilmainham Hospital ...

Sends an opinion of the Solicitor-General upon the project put into the Duke of Grafton's hands. ...

Notices pending questions relating to the Fort of Duncannon, and the accounts for its repair; and also to a suit of Mr Villiers.


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England concerning various balances due to his Majesty, by the Earl of Anglesey, Sir George Carteret, & others

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Copy [Four signatures]


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury in England concerning the Army-Pay Accounts of the Earl of Anglesey

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 April 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 201

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 1

A certificate by Thomas Hall of the allegation by late pretended Treasurers-at-War [under the usurped powers] that a sum of £20,000 was paid to the now Earl of Anglesey for Army payments in Ireland for which sum the said Earl has given no account

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 201

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 2

A Certificate, by Richard Chapell, Deputy Auditor of the Exchequer in Ireland of all the sums accounted for by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, as received by him out of England

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 201v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Nicholas, Earl of Carlingford to the King

Date: [April? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 29

Document type: Copy

John Barnewell and Thomasine Barnewell, alias Preston having found, or pretending to have found, a Bond of Petitioner's father, Theobald, late Earl of Carlingford, to Sir Jas Preston deceased, of the year 1648, have by colour of being debtors to his Majesty made a pretended assignment to him of this pretended Bond, and have issued prerogative process against the Petitioner in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer ...

Pray an order for the entry of a Note prosequi so far as concern his Majesty in the Court aforesaid.


Further Proposals about Victualling Tangier [from Ireland]. [By Samuel Sowton of London]

Date: [April? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 455

Document type: Copy


Considerations on the same subject. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [April? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 457

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


The ... Petition of Captain Daniel MacNamara to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 25-26

Document type: Copies

Recites certain losses sustained, in the county of Clare, during the late Usurpation, and prays relief. With the order of reference and Report.


Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland to Mr Secretary Grey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 191

Document type: Copy [Four signatures]

Report, for the information of the Lords of the Treasury, the attendance of the Writers before the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland, concerning the debts & arrears of the late Farmers of the Revenue; and the proceedings thence ensuing. ...


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 109-110

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received their Lordships' letter of 26th April, with its enclosures ... The [Revenue] Farmers on this side will, as formerly, endeavour at delays, until Sir James Shaen be sent over. ... Is obliged to return the letters signed by his Majesty for increasing the powers of the Commissioners [for management of the Revenue], ... "because it is against the Chief Governor's Instruction to give orders upon any letter from his Majesty that has not first been entered in the Signet Office". ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 459

Document type: Holograph

After various additional details concerning the debt of the late Farmers of the Revenue, the writer proceeds:-

... "Since my last, ... Mr Robinson has received about £14,000 ... But the money will lie ... unissued, till the 'Establishment' comes over ... The 'Instructions' to the Receiver-General took no notice of the Chief Governor,- which omission I have observed to my Lord Rochester, and sent his Lordship a new draught amended, for the King's signatures". ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 273

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

In any future discussion at the Treasury respecting foreign coin in Ireland, the writer will make the best use in his power of any papers the Lord Deputy may be pleased to favour him with.

Mentions the favourable reception of overtures made by the Danish Ambassador for a marriage between the Lady Anne, and Prince George of Denmark. ...


The Petition of Sir John Fitzgerald to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 5 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 34

Document type: Copies

Recites the raising of a Regiment of Foot by Sir Edward Fitzgerald, Petitioner's father, for the service of King Charles I.

Prays remission of certain quit-rents due to the Crown.

[With the Order & Report.]


Colonel Vernon to Arran

Date: 8 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 269

Document type: Holograph

Reports recent incidents in London, legal and political; and, in particular, of the trial of the rioters at the late poll for Sheriffs.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 110-112

Document type: Copy, in Entry Book

Has received the Duke's letter of 28 April. Will provide for Mr Mallory, in the manner mentioned, when he is in full orders ...

The Establishment was delivered ... by Sir Standish Hartstonge, ... and read at the Board. It is so high that, for this year at least, it is impossible that the Pensioners can receive a farthing. ... Lord Lanesborough [In MS.: "Lansborow"] is so decayed, that he is like to lose nothing by his being left out. He intends for France very soon. The taking away of Peers' creation-money is, in the writer's judgment, not for his Majesty's credit; nor [is the taking away] the salary from the Commissioners of Appeal, ... a Court very necessary at this time, when ... the subject is much aggrieved by the overvaluing of all things that come over ... My Lord Chief Justice Davys was fain to pay custom at the rate of ninety pounds, for a bed that cost him but forty five pounds at London: "but I am not", adds the writer, "so much concerned at the disappointment of private men, or [at] this abuse in the sworn appraisers, as I am that the Army here must perpetually fall short upon every new farm, undertaking, or management" [of the Revenue] ...


Bishop of Limerick to Arran

Date: 11 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 35

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 11 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 37

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

With the approbation of my Lord Lieutenant, desire that order be given to apply the growing Revenue, as it comes in, "to three months' more pay to the Army, ... by way of imprest, without saying particularly for what three months; and what shall after remain undisposed of to be applied towards the Civil List" ...

Particulars concerning other pending matters of Revenue & Finance are added.


Sunderland to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 12 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 275

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The King has been pleased to grant to Mr. Guy, as Trustee for Mr Roche, all the lands which Sir Theoph. Jones hath recovered, or may recover, under his severall letters for reprisals for the Estate of Lucan. The Lord Deputy is therefore requested to discourage all addresses in that regard that may tend to Mr Roche's prejudice. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 12 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 456

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of April 28, at the same time with some other letters of later date. After mentions of the private affair of a Mr Logan, in connection with the affairs of Lord Longford; the Duke refers to the constitution of the new Army-Hospital. The Articles of Foundation and also, as he conceives, the Rules of Government, must be submitted for the King's approbation. ...


A Clause of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Revenue, in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 33

Document type: Copy


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury in England [concerning proceedings for the recovery of balances due to the King by Lord Ranelagh and his partners]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy


Enclosed or Subjoined:-

[A List of] the Names of such persons as are debtors to the King in Ireland, but reside in England

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy

[This list includes the names of the partners in three successive Farms of the King's Revenue of Ireland; but no dates are here given.]


Lord Chief Justice Keating to George Mathew

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 193-194

Document type: Holograph

The proceeding of the Attorney General against the late Undertakers [Lord Ranelagh & others], for the Revenue of Ireland are now come to an end. All men here are now satisfied that if the Lord Lieutenant had permitted those undertakers to to have brought their borrowed sum of £24,000 "into their grand account, it had been utterly lost in the rubbish of the undertaking". ... It would not have been worth so many shillings". ...

"The partners on this side have not", adds the writer "wherewithal to answer those of them whose residence was in England and extravagantly rich. But the process from hence will not reach the Estates. Dashwood hath left (as we are told) an estate of £200,000 to his relations" ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 461

Document type: Holograph

... The Commissioners of the Revenue are now preparing for three months' pay to the Army, and hope to have it ready by the end of this month. ... By the end of the next, the demonstration the Lord Lieutenant will have of their management, "will give the lie to all those misrepresentations [which] are made of us". ...

Adds a remonstrance respecting an intimation received from Sir James Butler for the appointment of Mr Flower as Collector at Coleraine, "without regard to the present collector there, who is a very careful and good officer". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 112-115

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

On occasion of the death of the Bishop of Dromore [Dr. Edward Jones], states, at great length, the writer's views both as to his fittest successor and as to other ecclesiastical promotions. ... Notices the Duke's letters of the 12th of April, and of the 8th inst ... "Since", adds the writer, "I see that nothing will be done for this Kingdom but overcharging of it, and dipping us deeper in debt, to discharge the arrear already run into by the mismanagement on that side, my opinion is, with submission, that a sum of money to be raised upon the revenue were better than the reducing any part of the establishment, for that will get you more enemies here than you can imagine; for what is done on that side in relation to Ireland will be thought to be done not only with your approbation, but by your advice.

My Lord Lanesborough takes his being left out of the Establishment ... so much to heart, that it will hasten his end by some few days". ... Adds particulars concerning the foundation of a School at Lisburn; ... and also concerning army affairs.


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 115

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Has received Sir Leoline's two letters of 5th inst. ... Lord Denbigh's business will be done according to his desire. ... Upon a former reference, in a like case, the Judges of the Exchequer, upon debate before the Deputy and Privy Council, declared that "they are satisfied that they ought not to accept of any assigned bonds, but where the party can prove himself a real accountant or debtor to the King". ... The writer regards this rectifying of an abuse in the Exchequer as being a great ease to the subject ...


Commissioners of the Revenue of Ireland to the Lords of the Treasury, in England

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [17 May?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 133-136

Document type: Original. Endorsed, by Ormond, as received on 25th of May.

State the proceedings in the Court of the Exchequer of Ireland upon a Bill in Equity brought by the Lord Ranelagh and others praying to be relieved of [In MS.:- relieved "against"] a bond of £24,000. The Bill is dismissed. Judgment for that sum is given. And it is hoped that, notwithstanding certain technical successes by which "occasion is given to spin out time by a dilatory plea", judgment will, in the course of this week be given, also, to the Crown for a debt of £76,000 upon the balance of Lord Ranelagh's Account.

The required account of the last quarter's receipts and disbursements cannot, as yet, be by the Commissioners, submitted to their Lordships, until the close of the current quarter. But will not then be delayed.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 277

Document type: Holograph

Desires the Lord Deputy's opinion on the question, whether or not the issue of Commissions of Grace for the supplying & confirming of defective titles to Lands in the Kingdom of Ireland, would "at this time be seasonable and grateful for the Generality there?"

Mentions the proceeding this day of the Common Council of London in disapproval of an affront lately put on the Lord Mayor and several Aldermen, in arresting them at the suit of Papillon and Dubois. ...


A Memorial concerning Ale and Beer Licenses in Ireland

Date: 24 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 43-44

Document type: Original. Without signatures, address, or endorsement.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 117-118

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Details of various minor matters, military and financial. ...

Adds a desire that the Duke would learn from the Lords of the Treasury whether or no they mean by their direction for paying the Army in Ireland three months before the Civil List is paid, to include in that preference the Establishment of Tangier,- "now, in a manner, of our Army", though the writer would not "have scrupled [these words "have scrupled" seem to be in Lord Arran's own hand. The copyist had left a blank, as if his original were there illegible] to give the Civil List the precedence of them".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Hampstead

Date: 26 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 458-459

Document type: Holograph

The Duke has come hither, with his family, until his house in St James' Square shall be better fitted, than Lord St Albans left it. He is about to go to Windsor, to pay his duty, "upon occasion of the festival".

Notices the financial difficulties of the Kingdom, and the measures of retrenchment which have been adopted.

The Duke is sorry to hear of the dangerous illness of Lord Lanesborough. Much rather would he have him live, in displeasure with the Duke, than die satisfied. In a conversation with Lanesborough's son, he the writer expressed his conviction that there were few men in the world who if they knew the cases would not think that Lord Lanesborough, and the Duke himself, had been well rewarded by the Crown, for their respective services. ...


The ... Petition of Sir John Percival, Bart. to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 27v-30

Document type: Copies

Complains of an abuse of the powers of the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland, in relation to certain quit-rents, chargeable upon Lands in the County of Clare; and prays relief [With a Schedule of the Lands referred to; Order of Reference; and Report thereon.]


The ... Petition of Major James Walsh to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 31 May 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 32

Document type: Copy

Recites service and losses and a former grant made to him out of the Revenue of Ireland, part of which remains unpaid; & prays relief.

[With the Order & Report]


Subjoins:-

The King to the Earl of Anglesey

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 January 1663

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 33-34

Document type: Copy

Directs the payment of a sum £500, to Major James Walsh, "out of the first monies payable & accruing out of the Land set to out to Adventurers & Soldiers", under a royal Declaration of 30 Nov. 1660 ...


Petition of Henry, Duke of Grafton to the King

Date: [May 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy

Recites an agreement to purchase of Sir Theophilus Jones "certain concealed forfeited lands which he, Jones, at his own cost should discover". ...

Recites also the obtainment by Jones of grants of such lands to a large value ...

Prays that the King will be pleased to bestow on the petitioner the "overplus" lands [over & above the value specified in the agreement recited]. ...


Hugh Pughe to the Duke of York

Date: Undated [May? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 10

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond

Communicates information of seditious language used by certain Presbyterians in the City and county of Dublin.


Encloses:-

A Certificate, by Lewis Thompson, sovereign of the Borough of Belfast concerning various Testimonials and Letters recommended by Hugh Pughe, clerk, a curate of that Borough

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 9


Mr Sowton's [further] Proposals for victualling his Majesty's Garrison of Tangier from Ireland, and such ships of War as shall be employed in those Seas

Written from: [London]

Date: [May? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 187

Document type: Original


Mr Croft's Proposal for victualling nineteen hundred & sixteen men, at Tangier

Written from: [London]

Date: [May? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 185-186

Document type: Original


Petition of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey to the King

Written from: [London]

Date: [May? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 203

Document type: Copy

Submits certain accounts as late Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.

Prays that the same may be put into a speedy way of examination.


Subjoinder 1

A Schedule of certain Payments made by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 203

Document type: Copy


Subjoinder 2

An Explanation, made by Captain Edward Corker for and on behalf of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey in justification of the Demands made upon the Commissions of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 204


Subjoinder 3

The Enquiries and Observations, made by the Commissioners ... [aforesaid] upon the Demand of the Earl of Anglesey. [With an additional Note thereon].

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 1 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 279

Document type: Holograph

Reports "an unfortunate accident" in the county of Fermanagh; some "giddy fellows" having attempted, in a public meeting to arrest a priest, against whom they had obtained a warrant, were resisted, and one or two of them were killed; the priest was rescued; and now at least twenty persons concerned "are fled to the mountains", and, it is apprehended, "will all turn Tories". ...


The King to Ormond and to Arran

Written from: Windsor Castle

Date: 2 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 47-48

Document type: Original

Letters-Patent are to pass in due form for the grant to Robert Price, esquire of the office of Receiver-General of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, with various rights, profits, & privileges herein described.


The ... Petition of Colonel Theodore Russell (now Governor of Galway) to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 2 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 30-31

Document type: Copies

Recites military service in England in the years 1673 and 1677. Prays for a grant out of forfeited lands in Ireland.

[With the Order and Report].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Chapel-Izod [In MS.: "Izzard"]

Date: 2 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 116-118

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Has received his Grace's Letter of 26th May. ... Upon hearing from Dr. Dun that Lord Lanesborough could not live long, the writer went to see his Lordship, but an excuse was made for not admitting him. "I had not gone then", adds Lord Arran, "but that I was informed, by one who had it from his Lady, that he desired when he died to have the letter his son writ to him buried with him, that nobody might know your unkindness to him". ...

Adds particulars concerning various matters of finance, and concerning ecclesiastical promotions. ... "Hereafter", he continues, "I shall be so far from taking it ill that the recommendations from hence are not complied with, that I wish (to avoid the importunate and detracting solicitations of many clergymen in such cases), that not only the Bishops but the Deans were made on that side,- as soon as your two chaplains are provided for". ...


[Earl of Arran?] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 250

Document type: Original

Recommends Walter Butler, in relation to some matters not in this letter particularized, but in which "my Lord Kingston's executors" are concerned.


Captain Bagaley to Mr Secretary Gascoigne

Written from: Finney Park

Date: 3 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 281-282

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Benjamin Browne, who has a suit to the Lord Deputy, in which the writer has an interest. Begs for the secretary's furtherance and support in the matter. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 5 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 317

Document type: Holograph

What between Windsor, Hampstead, and London, the writer has of late had few hours to call his own. He now snatches some minutes, at a Committee, to answer Arran's letters of the 15th and 26th ... He gives various particulars concerning matters of Irish Revenue; & concerning appointments, ecclesiastical and military, in Ireland. ... He approves of the payment of the Civil List of that Kingdom, before the new addition of Tangier. But the Scottish Regiment was on the old Establishment, and should be paid with the rest of the Irish Army.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 5 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 319

Document type: Original

Directions upon a Petition from the owners & masters of certain ships belonging to Liverpool, Chester, and Whitehaven ...


A Clause of a Letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 5 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 33v

Document type: Copy


An Abstract of the Revenue of Ireland, for most years since 1658. With the state of Sir George Carteret's account, 5 June, 1683.

Date: 5 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 62

Document type: Note. With a breviate of the revenue, for the years ending 25 March, 1682. From Bp Stearne's MSS.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 136-137

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received his Grace's letter of the 26th May

... Is not so charitable as is the Duke in his thoughts about the person on this side the water. ... But, adds the writer, "I shall take no further notice of him, or give him any ground to believe he is suspected, in expectation that, upon further examinations on that side, I may have commands not only to secure him but several others" ...

Reports various measures of precaution, ... and adds: "If his Majesty will consent to part with an inconsiderable sum out of the shipping, to avoid reducing too many of the Army,- which I hope, in this time of danger he will be the more inclined to grant, then I should not doubt ... to keep matters in quiet here; and this will abate the rates now given for companies and troops, which is very scandalous, and is what I know not otherways how to remedy".


The State of the Case of Benjamin Browne, esquire, present Sovereign of the Corporation of the Naas

Date: 7 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 41

Document type: Original


Benjamin Browne to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 45

Document type: Holograph

Asks Mr. Gascoigne's good offices with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in order to the writer's continuance in his present office, as described in the Memorial calendared-above.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 121-122

Document type: Copy

Gives the substance of Lord Mountjoy's letter calendared above (MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 279?); and also communicates the papers addressed to the Duke of York. ...

Lord Ranelagh and his partners being so briskly proceeded against, at last, that their Estates are extended, the writer expresses a hope that the Lord Lieutenant will move his Majesty to order that the money, when it comes in, shall be applied only to the paying of those whom Lord Ranelagh should have aid ... A sum of £1,500 is yet due to the Regiment of Guards, "notwithstanding the composition made with his Lordship's partners". ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 123

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The questions concerning the issue of Commissions upon defective titles [to lands in Ireland], contained in Sir Lionel's letter of 22nd May, are of no small difficulty to determine,- considering how many interests are concerned upon the account of "deficiencies",- viz. Soldiers and Adventurers; the '49 men; the nominees; and many of the Bishops, for their augmentations.

It is very unlikely that they [these various claimants] will ever get reprisals, yet they will never willingly yield to be debarred from expectation of them,- which the passing of such Commissions would defeat. And yet, if well drawn, they may be of advantage to the generality, may tend to the better settling of the Kingdom, and may also bring money into the King's coffers. ... "A Bill transmitted from hence, and now lying from before the Council, ... would have done the work intended by these Commissions, but ... it met with great opposition on that side". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Hampstead

Date: 7 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 460

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr MacGill, one of the volunteers who went with the Scotch and Irish Companies to Tangier; and acquitted himself well in that service. Will be glad that Lord Arran should "prefer him, in any reasonable aim of his" ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 462

Document type: Holograph

Expresses his concern and anxiety at the account given in Arran's letter of June 2nd., respecting Lord Lanesborough. The son's letter, he thinks, must [to produce such emotion as that mentioned], "surely have had something in it, beyond what anything I said to him could give ground for". ... I am really much troubled that a man so meriting of me, [so] esteemed and obliged by me, should go out of the world, with a belief of my being unkind to him". Should he become able to bear discourse, Arran is earnestly desired to give him assurances of the Duke's value & affection for him; which is as great as a man can have "for the friend he would trust his life & honour with".

Adds a further account of the financial expedients, which are about to be adopted to balance the Revenue and the charges thereupon ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 137-138

Document type: Holograph

The proceedings in this Kingdom against Lord Ranelagh, & his partners, have placed them at the King's mercy. Their Estates (i.e. the Estates "of as many of them, as have any here"), in this Kingdom, would have been in the King's possession at the end of term, had not the Lords of the English Treasury "stopped us in our career by Mr Guy's [letter] of 2nd inst,- delivered to us by Sir John Champant yesterday,- till their Lorships' further pleasure be signified in this particular".

The writer states, at great length, his 'own views upon this' and upon further questions then pending.


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [Cir. 10 June 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 197

Document type: Copy

Concerning (1) Proceedings in Ireland against late Farmers of the Revenue for recovering of debts owing by them; (2), The case of Sir WIlliam Petty and another.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 12 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 49

Document type: Original [Five signatures]

Communicates papers received from the Earl of Anglesey [Not now appended to this letter] ... The King directs that there be "no further execution upon his Lordship's Estate [in Ireland] till those allegations ... shall have been examined",- which examination the Lord Deputy is desired to order.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 124-127

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Continues his account of the proceedings against the late Farmers of the Revenue ... Adds that some of the Commissioners themselves shared the writer's opinion "that they had driven too furiously", considering the checks already put upon the Farmers by the government here. But the last pacquet from England brought commands from the Lords of the Treasury, to prosecute them with all the rigour the law could afford ... In again noticing the probability of the death of the Archbishop of Cashel, & the translation that may follow, the writer proceeds:- "If ... your Grace ever expects to be at quiet in your town of Kilkenny, you must translate the bishop of Ossory to that place, who desires it, & would have been glad to have changed for the bishopric of Dromore; for the division between Irishtown and the Corporation of Kilkenny is so great, that it is become scandalous". ...

Adds, also, particulars concerning the purchase of commands in the Army of Ireland.


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 127

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received their Lordships' letter of the 5th, enclosing Lord Ranelagh's petition.

Finds that some part of the Estates of Ranelagh, Deane, & Stepney, is already extended ... Will instruct the Court of Exchequer to report upon the course that may properly be taken in the matter.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 283

Document type: Holograph

Reports the giving of judgment for the Crown upon the Quo warranto against the City of London. ...


Subjoins:-

Recital of the Grounds of the Judgment given in the Court of King's Bench, in the matter of the quo warranto, brought against the Charter of the City of London

Date: 12 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 285

Document type: Original


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 June 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 463

Document type: Holograph

The Lords of the Treasury, by their last letter to the Lord Deputy, have put a full stop to the proceedings of the Commissioners against Lord Ranelagh and his partners. ... Three writs, against his Lordship, Major Deane, and Mr Stepney [In MS.: "Stepnye"], have taken place [So in MS.], in several counties. ... Yet, in obedience to their Lordships' commands, there shall be no further prosecution. ... So that, in this case, the rod only hangs over them. ...

As to the late Farmers, upon their Lordships' reinforcing their commands to prosecute them as vigorously as the law will allow, the Commissioners have this day taken out writs of levari facias against them ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 June 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 463

Document type: Holograph

... On being pressed, by the Lord Chancellor, to bring in Lord Ranelagh's last account, Sir John Champante said he was required, by Ranelagh, to send it over for his perusal, before presenting it to the Commissioners here. ... This method has never been practised till now. ... It may be reasonable for Lord Ranelagh, yet it is the first instance of the kind ... Ranelagh's petition, adds the writer, is an arraignment of the Court of Exchequer, and the King's Counsel, as also of your Grace's proceedings at the Bond here".


An Order by the King in Council made upon a Petition from the Merchants-Adventurers of England, concerning the trading of Aliens in that realm, contrary to provisions of his Majesty's royal Charters in that behalf

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 13 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 417

Document type: In print (London. Assigns of John Bill & others. 1683)


Earl of Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 287

Document type: Holograph

Communicates a paper upon matters of Crown Revenue in Ireland, presented by Sir William Petty to certain Lords of the Council in England. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 128

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... Lord Lanesborough is now crept abroad again. Though he has death in his face and understanding, yet he does not love to hear it spoken of ...

Expresses the hope that the Bishop-elect of Dromore [Capel Wiseman, late Dean of Raphoe] will reside here better than the Dean of Raphoe did, and adds further observations concerning episcopal promotions. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 467-468

Document type: Holograph

The Farmers have employed their emissaries to compound debts due to them from merchants & brewers here for the half, and where they cannot get ready money, allow time ... The Commissioners are advised to bring in a Bill of Discovery, into the Chancery of the Exchequer, against all ... employed in this intrigue. ... Whatever compositions they have made, since the Execution taken out, are void in law. ... Mr Robinson has paid the Civil & Military Lists, and has effects in his hands to pay the sixteen companies of the Scotch Regiment, and the four companies of the Army in Tangier, ... their six months' pay ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 16 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 464

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letters of June 7th and 8th. Believes there is a mixture of knavery and frenzy in "the Scotch proselyte", of whom more knowledge will be had, upon the arrival of the Bishop of Derry.

It will be well to make a "Collection of the particulars wherein the authority of the Government there [i.e. in Ireland], is invaded".

Adds directions as to filling up vacancies of certain commissions in his, the Duke's, Regiment in Ireland. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Hampstead

Date: 19 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 468-469

Document type: Holograph

Describes the presentation to the King in Council of a very humble & submissive Petition from the Mayor, Aldermen, & Sheriffs of London; at the giving in of which, they all kneeled, till the King commanded them to rise. The doors of the Privy Cha,ber were set open, and the room was soon filled; amongst the rest, were many foreign Ministers & strangers. Doubts if many of them were pleased with the show; and could "wish that all the King's subjects were".

Notices some matters of Ecclesiastical preferments in Ireland; and also the course of the proceedings of the Commissioners of Revenue. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 21 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 470

Document type: Holograph

The bearer of this letter, Mr Price goes over to Ireland to execute the office of Vice-Treasurer, under the designation of 'Receiver and Paymaster-General'. He is a man of much employment, upon his own account, in Lombard-Street. And his credit was unshaken, "when many bankers went off; some of them, suspected to have broken more in knavery than of necessity". ...


Arlington to Arran

Written from: Arlington House

Date: 21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 132

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Deputy for a letter of June 30th, wherein his Lordship is pleased to take notice of the Duke of Grafton's pretensions "to the surplusage of Sir Theophilus Jones's £800 per annum". Notifies what passed at Court in relation to that affair ...


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 22 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 289

Document type: Holograph

The writer did not receive the Lord Deputy's letter of June 8th, until the 14th.

Reports the results of the riot in the county of Fermanagh mentioned in his previous letter. Will take precautions not to allow anything of importance to pass "amongst the Presbyterians here", without communicating it to His Excellency for his information. "They complain much", he adds, "of the erection of a new Court, in Scotland, for the further prosecution [of] such as were concerned in the business of Bothwell-Brigg and Pentland". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 22 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 472-473

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of June 12th. Is now about to proceed to Hampton-Court to attend a Council, summoned upon the "occasion of the discovery of a damnable conspiracy for killing the King and the Duke [of York] as they came from Newmarket to London this last Spring": and, adds the Duke, "though I am as slow as any man in my belief of such discoveries, yet I believe it highly probable that the thing would have been attempted, if the fire which burnt a great part of Newmarket had not driven the King thence, eight or ten days sooner than he intended".

The Duke adds an account of the manner of the Information; of the character of the discoverers; and of the arrangements said to have been made by the Conspirators.

Notices conversations held with the Bishops of Derry and Cork upon Church affairs. ...


Notes taken at the Council Table, at Hampton Court, when [Josiah] Keeling was examined [in relation to the Plot known as the 'Rye-House Plot'

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 23 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 31-32

Document type: Original


Mountgarret to Ormond

Date: 23 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 293-294

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for a letter; written on behalf of the writer's son. Gives some particulars of his income and debts. Allows for his son's education; in England, £100 per annum, out of an estate yielding himself but little more than £700 per annum.


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 23 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 291

Document type: Holograph; signed. [The writer's letters are usually without signature].

Has communicated to the bearer of this letter, my Lord of Brittas, all the particulars, yet known to the writer, "of the horrid discovery of the designs that were made for murdering the King, and Duke; and all the prime magistrates of this Kingdom". ...


Jenkins to the Lieutenancy of London

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 81

Document type: Copy

The movements of the disaffected party are to be watched. The Officers of the Militia are to be held in readiness for duty.


[An Account of] the Gross Produce of several branches of the Revenue of Ireland, for half a year, ... ending 24 of June, 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 731

Document type: Original


A Summary Account of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, for half a year, from Christmas, 1682 to Midsummer 1683. [Certified by Robert Wood, Comptroller General of the Exchequer in Ireland].

Date: 24 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 1

Document type: Original


The Gross-Produce of the several branches of the Revenue of Ireland, for half a year, ... ending 24 June, 1683. Sent to the Duke of Ormond in England.

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 199

Document type: Original


An Account of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, for one half year, ... ending 24 June, 1683 [according to the receipt in the several Ports of Ireland, respectively]

Date: 24 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 203-208

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the Account of Revenue, ... for one half year [as aforesaid], reduced to the several Heads or Branches of the Revenue. [Certified by Robert Wood, Comptroller General].

Date: 24 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 208

Document type: Original


Thomas Bruce [Lord Bruce, by courtesy; afterwards Earl of Aylesbury & of Elgin] to Sir Francis Compton, Sir John Cotton, & others, Deputy Lieutenants of Huntingdonshire

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 215

Document type: Holograph. With Seal of Arms.

Communicates the purport of a letter from Whitehall on the attempted assassination of the King which letter is placed, for inspection in the hands of Sir Lionel Walden. Desires them to meet together with all possible speed. The return of the Writer's father, the Lord Lieutenant, is not expected for a fortnight ...


Secretary Sir Leoline Jenkins to the Earl of Aylesbury, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Huntingdon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 212

Document type: Holograph

Apprises the Lord Lieutenant of the horrid design on the lives of His Majesty & of HRH the Duke of York, as they returned from Newmarket. Desire His Lordship to take special care that the Officers of Militia be in readiness if needed. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 128-131

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Since the Charter of London is now in the King's power, perhaps the Rules for settling Corporations in this county may be of some use to his Majesty, as to his reserving such power as may keep that city in its duty towards him. ...

Encloses a "project for the removal of [the Archbishop of] Tuam to Cashel, the doing which is propounded two ways, both ... unreasonable; for either the uniting bishoprics, or joining deaneries, in commendam, will have an ill sound, & that justly; for we all know that generally bishoprics are better here already than ... in England". ...

Adds observations on revenue matters, and on the new-modelling of the Irish Army. ...


Arran to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 131

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received his Lordship's letter of 16th inst., with the enclosed Project delivered by Sir W. Petty ...

Will refer to the barons of the Exchequer, and the King's counsel, the papers relating to Lord Anglesey's accounts. The Commissioners of Revenue, having already given their opinion on the matter are unwilling to meddle any further in it. ...


Vernon to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 295

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the committal of Col. Algernon Sydney to the Tower; and various other incidents connected with the recent plot. ...


John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 471-472

Document type: Holograph

Gives further particulars of the proceedings against the late Farmers of the Revenue. ... Adds:-

"Sir William Petty has been pressing, all this term, very hard that judgment may be passed in the cause of the Kerry Quit-rents, which has been depending so many years". ... [The Barons, after conference with the Commissioners of Revenue,- who desired delay,- seemed inclined to proceed to judgment. But the Lord Chief Baron has "moderated the matter". ...] ... "The Solicitor General is of opinion that if judgment should be given for the reduced column, which is that Sir W. Petty aims at, it will be £1,800, per annum, loss in the King's Revenue". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 26 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 474-475

Document type: Holograph

Gives further particulars of the progress of discovery and evidence against the Rye-House conspirators; and of the career and characters of the leaders.

Mentions his own knowledge of Rumbold, upon occasion of that person having formerly become a surety for Hetherington, who was prosecuted at the Duke's suit; and the intercourse between Rumbold and Colonel Laurence.

The Duke cannot believe Laurence to be capable of privity to the whole design; neither can he absolutely acquit him of some tampering with seditious conspiracy. It will be well to keep him, and his associates, in Ireland, under careful observation ...


Richard Nailour to the Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of Huntingdon

Written from: Huntingdon

Date: 27 June 1683; at night

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 215

Document type: Holograph

The writer has had communication of Sir Leoline Jenkins' letter and of the Letter of Lord Bruce; he being the only Deputy Lieutenant of the County now in Huntingdon town. Adds, by way of postscript to the latter, a desire that all the Deputies will come to town tomorrow ...


The ... Petition of Charles, Duke of Richmond & Lennox to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 41v-42

Document type: Copies

Prays a grant of certain Chief Rents, and Rent Charges, upon Lands in Ireland, "for the better support of that honour and dignity His Majesty hath been graciously pleased to bestow upon the Petitioner".

[With the Order and Report (Oct 20).]


[An Order] by the [Earl of Arran], Lord Deputy of Ireland [for the repair to their several quarters of the Officers and Soldiers of his Majesty's Garrisons whether now absent upon license from the Lord Deputy, or otherwise]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 51

Document type: Official Copy


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 132-133

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... Upon receipt of the account given by the Duke of the wicked design against his Majesty's person, Lord Arran ordered the issue of proclamations for the repair of all officers to their respective commands, and the march of two troops of horse to Strabane, in the county of Londonderry, "that being the place inhabited by people much of the same stamp with those concerned in that detestable plot" ...

... Will send for the Solicitor General, and give him instructions to draw up Commissions for defective titles. "He is not only able for such a matter, but I find him fond of the thing". ...


Thomas, Lord Bruce, [afterwards Earl of Aylesbury and of Elgin] to the Deputy-Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire

Date: 30 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 213

Document type: Holograph. With Seal of Arms.

Measures are to be taken for the disarming of suspected persons and due report to be made to the Lord Lieutenant. In this conjuncture all friendships must be suspended. The County of Huntingdon is a thoroughfare Northwards which makes it necessary to have an eye upon goers and comers. ...


Arran to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 133-134

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... The paper sent ... some time ago on behalf of the Duke of Grafton, about a discovery on Sir Theophilus Jones' patent was shewn to the Solicitor General [Sir John Temple], and the opinion transmitted thereupon was his. The present writer did this purely out of service to the Duke of Grafton and to Lord Arlington. He would be sorry to have the Duke appear in a little project, or in such a clamorous business as he thought this would prove. But last week he had a letter from Lord Sunderland recommending the same business, with a petition ... in Mr Guy's name, but (as he understands), for the use of Mrs. Roche. ...


Arran to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 135

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

It was last week that Sir Robert Hamilton brought his Lordship's letter of May 12. The petition (and reference), in Mr Guy's name, was shewn but yesterday. ... No time shall be lost in dispatching the matter. ... The Duke of Grafton, above two months ago put in for this same discovery. He is, the writer hopes, satisfied that the King was engaged to Mrs Roche first.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 June 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 476

Document type: Holograph

Continues his account of the progress of the investigations into the Rye-House Plot. Of Walcot, the Duke says:- "This is not the first conspiracy he has been in, but it is the worst". The Duke calls to mind that he was under bond in Ireland [to appear when called upon]. If there were Sureties given, it is now the King's pleasure that they shall be summoned to produce him; otherwise, his own bond is to be put in suit ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London?]

Date: Undated [June?] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 466

Document type: Holograph

A letter written to Lord Rochester by the Archbishop of Dublin has been shewn to the Duke. It contains a recommendation of Dr Willoughby to be Physician to the Army Hospital at Dublin. Willoughby is a very honest man, and has good reputation in his profession in Oxford, although not a suitable practice elsewhere. Dr. Don, another candidate, has, on the other hand, a considerable practice. He ought not, the Duke thinks, to repine at Willoughby's "sharing with him". ...


Petition of Henry, Earl of St Alban to the King

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [July 2] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 572

Document type: Original

Recites particulars of his Majesty's Grant, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of England, bearing date 30 March [1666], to the Petitioner, of certain Quit-Rents accruing from lands in the Baronies of Dunluce, Kilconway, Cary, and Glenarme in the Province of Ulster ...

Recites also certain proceedings of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, in issuing process for the levying, under circumstances stated, of the Quit-Rents aforesaid ...

Prays his Majesty's order for the payment, to Petitioner, of the rents levied as aforesaid, and for prohibiting any further issue of process for such levy, save at the suit of Petitioner; until the validity of his Majesty's said Grant shall have been duly determined.


Subjoined:-

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

Date: 1683

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

Document type: Original


Bishop of Kildare to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 65

Document type: Holograph

Is in hope that there is a fair prospect of doing something towards repairing the insupportable ruins of thie Bishopric of Kildare. Thinks that he has "within reach, as much concealed forfeited land will make up the augmentation [of the see] which is, by the Act of Settlement, to be £700, pre annum".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 3 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 478-479

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of June 26. Lord Carlisle ("the decrepitest man that ever I saw out of a bed", notes the writer), has expressed his belief that "the Scottish Tories" [of whose disorders in Ireland there had been complaint] are border-thieves who, having been chased from the border, had sought shelter in Ireland. The Duke hopes that they will be sent back as fast as they come.

Mentions insinuations that have been made at Court that "Ireland has been ill-governed". He guesses from what root these branches spring; and well remembers to what Play the like reflections were a Prologue. For Lord Arran, and for himself, all that concerns them is "to do their duty, and then to leave the success in relation [both] to the public, & to their private, concerns, to God who governs great things and little.


[An Order], by the Lord Deputy [Arran] for careful watch of the Creeks and Bays near Downpatrick, and for arrest of unknown persons coming from or going towards Scotland. Addressed to the Officer in command of the Earl of Ardglass' troop at Downpatrick.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the Lord Deputy [Arran] for the sending of a squadron of Horse to quarter at Donaghadoe for a like purpose. Addressed to the Commanding Officer at Comber.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the Lord Deputy [Arran] to the Governor of Londonderry for due watch of the adjacent Coast

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy


[An Order] by the Lord Deputy [Arran for the quartering of some soldiers in the Isle of Magree and at the neighbouring creeks & bays. Addressed to Captain Richard Eustace at Lisburne].

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 57

Document type: Copy


Arran to Captain John Seymour [Governor of Waterford]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy

A proclamation for the arrest of Colonel John Ramsey, and others, is communicated. Strict watch is to be set at Waterford, and at Cuncannon, for all suspected persons.


Arran to Sir William King [Governor of Limerick]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 59

Document type: Breviate

To like effect, as regards Limerick. ... Captain Walcot ... "who has a considerable estate near Limerick", is to be particularly enquired after. Major Maguire is to be apprised of all particulars concerning the affair.


Arran to Lord Viscount Shannon [Governor of Cork]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 61

Document type: Copy

All officers and soldiers within Lord Shannon's government are to be kept at their respective ports; and strict watch is to be set for suspected persons ... The proclamation issued upon discovery of the late plot is communicated.


Arran to Lord Viscount Massareened [Governor of the County of Londonderry]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 61

Document type: Breviate

To like effect with the letter calendared immediately above.


Thomas, Lord Bruce to Deputy Lieutenants of Huntingdonshire

Written from: [Aylesbury House, London]

Date: 5 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 219

Document type: Holograph. With Seal of Arms.

Has it in command from the King to desire that the Militia troop be up four days and be called again as the Law permits; and the rest in turn. The town foot of Huntingdon should do the duty of the town; and so at St Neots & other towns. ...


Particulars of an Indenture tripartite, made in view of the marriage of James, Earl of Ossory

Date: 5 and 6 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 204, fol(s). 96, seqq

Particulars of an Indenture tripartite, made in view of the marriage of James, Earl of Ossory, between James, Duke of Ormond, and Mary his wife, of the first part; the aforesaid James, Earl of Ossory, of the second part; and Laurence, Earl of Rochester, and others, of the third part.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 469

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's commands concerning Mr Richards ... But his religion seems to be an insuperable objection with the writer's associates ... And ... my Lord Primate has several times cautioned us not to employ Papists. ... In all other particulars the Duke's commands are obeyed: Mr Deane, Mr Flower, and Mr Colquitt, are now provided for ... "We are all here", adds the writer, "astonished at the horridness of the plot in England". ...


Arran to Earl of Longford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

Account is to be taken of all firearms made or offered for sale in Dublin. No sale is to be permitted save upon license.


Bishop of Derry to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 7 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 260

Document type: Holograph

Recommends, to the Lord Deputy, Dr Lloyd for the vacant Deanery of Raphoe, in which diocese he has now a small parish ... "which, united with the Deanery, will afford him a sufficient subsistence". ...


Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 297

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Deputy for his attention to the recent communications from the Treasury respecting Sir William Petty's Proposals for improvement of the Irish Revenue.

Mentions that that part of the late political conspiracy which was to have its execution in Ireland is the part of which least is yet discovered.

The watching & searching of all vessels from England and the arrest of suspected persons are the precautions most likely to ensure the safety of Ireland.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 7 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 480-481

Document type: Holograph

Yesterday, Arran's letter of June 29 came, and in the evening Lady Arran "alighted out of her coach at this house, somewhat tired with a journey of five successive days". Says, of the recent conspiracy:-

"It does not yet appear that all who were in the rebellion, were for the assassination. ... Nothing but the monstrousness of the ingratitude of such parricide in ... the Duke of Monmouth, the Lord Russell, & the Lord Grey, can leave a doubt that it was one entire plot, though consisting of two parts, & to be acted by several persons".

Adds his desire that enquiry be made whether Rumbold is known to have ever been in Ireland. ...


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 8 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 299

Document type: Holograph

Reports the arrival of troops at their appointed quarters at Strabane.

Notices meetings of the Presbyterians for preaching and for worship, in the diocese of Armagh, and elsewhere ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 138-141

Document type: Copy in Entry-Book

Has received the Duke's letters of 30 June and 3 July. Has carried all former proceedings concerning Walcott to be collected. ... Believes that he is in Ireland, and has many engines at work to find him out. ...

Adds: "I am very sorry for my Lord Russell, upon the account of a long ... friendship. But, if he be proved guilty of this machination, I shall not pity him, but wish that all his Majesty's enemies may so perish.

I confess I am little [So in MS.] to seek how to answer one paragraph ... wherein you say it is suggested that Ireland is very ill governed; ... the charge no less than selling all employments; putting disaffected persons in command in the Army; and suffering men of evil principles to be magistrates. I am sure I can justify myself in all those particulars". ... The writer proceeds to say that he has always disliked the buying & selling of commissions in the Army. ... "The first that had liberty to sell in this Army was one William Little, an ensign in the writer's company; that, he adds "was in my Lord Robartes' [in MS.: "Roberts"] time; it was carried on in my Lord Berkeley's time and improved in my Lord of Essex's; and how to root out that way of proceeding now is past my skill. But I will lower the rates, & will have the naming of those that shall succeed". ...

As to Justices of the Peace, their appointment is in the province of the Lord Chancellor, who avers that he has put in none but such as were recommended by Privy Councillors. ...


Circular-Letter of Secretary Sir Leoline Jenkins to the Lords Lieutenant of Counties in England and Wales

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy [Sent to the Earl of Arran]

Describes the information received of preparation for an insurrection in several counties, had the late murderous plot against the King & Duke of York succeeded. Gives his Majesty's commands for an inventory of arms and for the seizure of arms in certain cases.


[An Account of] Cash remaining in the hands of the respective Collectors [of the Revenue of Ireland] according to their abstracts,- returned to the Comptroller General of the Revenue

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 210

Document type: Original


Abstract of a Writing [containing certain disposals of money, by way of provision for the reputed children of Lord Cavendish [Afterwards first Duke of Devonshire] by Mrs Olivia Porter, and by Mrs Heneage] under the hand and seal of the Earl of Devonshire

Date: 10 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 242


Secretary Sir Leoline Jenkins to the Earl of Aylesbury Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 210

Document type: Original

When he last wrote to his Lordship there were strong appearances of an insurrection intended & organized which, had the attack upon the King's person succeeded, would have broken out immediately. Since that date, the appearances have become evidences. The King would have your Lordship take notice of this as from himself. All dangerous persons should be disarmed ...


Thomas Lord Bruce to the Deputy Lord Lieutenants of the County of Huntingdon

Written from: Near Chichester

Date: 11 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 217

Document type: Holograph

Thinks there may be occasion for a Muster of the Militia, both of Horse and Foot; four or five days of the statutable twelve days should be reserved. Has had the King's commands to take care that nothing be wanting; and took the oppurtunity to assure His Majesty in what good hands his affairs in Huntingdonshire were placed. His, the writer's, own idea of securing all passes on bridges, &c, by a foot-guard, does not seem to be liked. ...


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 11 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 303

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Deputy's letter of July 6.

Gives an account of the indictments and trials of some of the late conspirators; and of preparations for the trial of Lord Russell and others.

Adds the expression of the writer's belief that "their whole design is [now] so broken that there is no danger of an insurrection". Mentions, in conclusion, the formation of a volunteer troop, including Lords Ossory, Salisbury, Kildare, and 120 other noblemen and gentlemen ...


John Price to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 527-528

Document type: Holograph

Submits an account of Receipts and Payments for the last month, "which is a true State of his Majesty's treasure here". ... Has fully cleared March pay to the Army, & has answered the extraordinary expense of that part of it which is in the North. ...

Is now sending money over for the party commanded thither. ...


A News-Letter from Paris. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Paris

Date: [11]/21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 75

Document type: Original

Deplorable state of the Emperor's affairs. Strength and movements of the Turkish army.


Arran to Shannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 67

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Shannon's letter of 8th inst. Will have the question as to [suspension of] the markets at Cork, discussed at the next Council.


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 305

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Describes the proceedings upon the trial of Walcot and others for the Assassination Plot. Adds: "the King saith it is strange that beggars should contend for property; atheists for religion; and bastards for succession. This is the whole business of the town and court". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 482

Document type: Holograph

Describes the course pursued in the examinations of the recent Conspirators; and some of the results. Notices Lord Essex's appearances before the King, and his bearing; and also some conjectures as to the course that will be taken by the Duke of Monmouth.


The Examination [concerning the manner of the death of the Earl of Essex] of P[eter?] Bomeny, gentleman of the Chamber, to the Earl aforesaid

Written from: Tower of London

Date: 13 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 79-80

Document type: Copy


The Examination [concerning the manner of the death of the Earl of Essex] of Thomas Russell & others

Written from: Tower of London

Date: 13 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copies (Three Examinations)


The ... Petition of Edward Tyrell, esquire to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 36-37

Document type: Copies

Recites the loss of an estate in Ireland, in the King's service; and prays for Compensation, out of Lands "concealed". [With the Order, and Report].


Subjoins:-

The King to the Lords Justices of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 December 1661

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 36v

Directs provision to be made for the restitution to Edward Tyrell, son of Thomas Tyrell, deceased, of an estate confiscated in the late Usurpation. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 141-143

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Gives further particulars as to the search after Walcott; as to the proceedings of the Presbyterians in the north of Ireland; and as to certain vacant offices ...

Adds: "Captain Chambres Brabason would fain have had leave to sell his troop to my Lord Blayney, but I refused him; partly because of the conjuncture, and partly for the extravagant sum he was to have, it being, as I am told, £1,700; ... and indeed I cannot recommend [Lord Blayney] because I know he is under no good character in England" ...


A News-Letter, addressed by Edward Vernon to the Earl of Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 69

Document type: Holograph

Domestic incidents.- Advance of the Turks towards Vienna. ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 77-78

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Gives various particulars concerning the late treasonable conspiracy. Communicates the instructions given to the Lords Lieutenants of Counties. Adds that the "news out of Hungary is very lamentable" ...


The ... Petition of Francis Lucas of Castle-Shane, in the County of Monaghan, esquire, tothe King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 38

Document type: Copies

Prays that the village of Castle-Shane may be made a Borough-Corporate; and that Petitioner's estate, as scheduled, be brought into one Manor [With the Order and Report].


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 475-476

Document type: Holograph

Gives a minute account of Mr Deane's dissatisfaction with the Revenue Collectorship offered to him; amd also of the rival candidatures for the place of [King's Serjeant], vacated by the death of Mr Beckett.

Notices the directions given for watching the ports, in view of the arrival of suspected persons from Scotland ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 14 July 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Statements have been made [in London] as to certain men alleged to hold offices in Ireland, and yet to be disaffected to the Government. The Duke believes that these allegations come from Sir Samuel Foxon.

Most of the men named, he adds, are such as have taken all oaths required by law, and who conform to the Church ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 14 July 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 486-487

Document type: Holograph

It is believed that the "tragical period the Earl of Essex put to his life" was an act committed ("according to computation"), whilst the King "was taking a view of some repairs and additions of strength to the Tower; or whilst he was staying for the tide to carry him back to Whitehall.

Upon the supposition that the Earl killed himself, "to save his estate to his son", "the Duke adds the remark that had the Earl been executed after a conviction for Treason, "his Estates would have been saved by precedent settlements"; whilst his personal fortune is forfeited, by operation of law, in either event". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 143-146

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... "Most of the Justices of the Peace, Commissioners of Array, and Militia Officers, have failed to send certificates of their receiving the Sacrament, as ... required by Proclamation" ... Will turn out from their several stations those that cannot give a good account of themselves ... In this, the writer is sure to have the concurrence of the Board; but let him take what course he will, he is sure also to be censured, on that side & on this, for being either too moderate or too severe. ...

Adds, at great length, various recommendations as to the organization of the army, and as to measures of finance.


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 16 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 82

Document type: Holograph

Communicates papers on political affairs. ... In England the clouds thicken ... Captain Whitehouse "was a lieutenant under Colonel Wallis", who was certainly as ill a man as any in this Kingdom & as dangerous, but he [Wallis] is dead.


The ... Petition of Captain Robert Purcell to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 35

Document type: Copies

Recites the death by military execution, at the hands of the rebel Ireton, of Petitioner's father for loyal service to the King; and that part of his said father's Estate came into the hands of Capt. Thomas Walcot, now convicted of treason [for the Conspiracy known as "the Rye House plot"]. Prays resolution thereof.

[With the Order & Report].


An Account of Ammunition, remaining in His Majesty's Stores in Ireland, on the 17th July, 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 696

Document type: Original


An Account of Ammunition remaining in his Majesty's Magazines in ... Ireland: on the 17th of July, 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 642

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the Earl of Devonshire's Will

Date: 17 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 239-243


Subjoined:-

Abstract of Codicils to the Earl of Devonshire's Will

Date: 21 February; 21 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 243-244

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 17 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 307-308

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the purport of a conversation with the Duke of Ormond, upon the recent conspiracy, and upon the state of Ireland.

Gives some further particulars as to some of the Conspirators; and the purport of advices received from the Continent. ...


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 309

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the execution of Lord Russell. Lady Russell, he adds, "wrote the most passionate letter to the Duke [of York] that ever he read; but nothing will do". Notices the town-talk as to Lord Essex, and his family connexion with the Earls of Northumberland; and as to the account given by Lord Russell of his first acquaintance with Lord Howard, on the introduction of Lord Essex.


The ... Petition of James Mandeville, esquire to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 37v

Document type: Copies

Recites losses sustained in the defence of petitioner's lawful title to the manor of Balladyne, & other lands in Tipperary, before certain Commissioners of Enquiry; and pryas redress.

[With the Order, & Report]


Paul Lambert [Sheriff of the County of Wexford] to Arran

Written from: Wexford

Date: 18 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 84

Document type: Holograph

Reports particulars of his search for Lieutenant Colonel Warren, and of his examination of Warren's house in this county.


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 18 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 71

Document type: Holograph

Sends herewith the Lord Lieutenant's approval of the Earl's proceedings with the French Minister; and also an account of affairs in London [These enclosures are not now appended].


List of Chaplains to James, Duke of Ormond; and of their dates of qualification respectively,- 1682, 30 Sept. to 1683, July 18 [Fullman; Webb; Pooley; Winford; Hartstong; Wyvill]

Date: 18 July 1683

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


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 19 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 488

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of July 16.

Notices the necessity of putting into careful execution in Ireland the laws against Conventicles.

Referring to an application from Captain Brabazon, reported by Lord Arran, the Duke expresses the opinion that sooner or later an end must be put to "the traffic in Commands" [in the Irish Army]. ...


Circular-Letter from the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to the Judges of Assize of the several Circuits in that Kingdom

Written from: Council Chamber Dublin

Date: 20 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning certificates of conformity required by Law.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 147-148

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

"I have this morning your Grace's letters of the 14th, and am much surprised at the sad end of the Earl of Essex. ... I thought he durst not, of all men, have done such an act upon himself, but did think rather he would have discovered all he knew, especially when I heard ... that my Lord Clarendon was sent to him, at his desire". ...

Is sure that some persons in the List sent to his Grace are very honest; and is sorry that such men as are the objectors are hearkened to, either by his Majesty or by the Duke of York. ... Others in that list, he would be glad to have orders to turn out, but knows not upon what test to do it. As to Militia Officers, he believes he shall lay aside more than are named in the paper. ...


[An Abstract of] Law-Cases under the 'Act of Navigation', 12 Car. II c. 12, stated for the opinion of Mr Edward Ward

Written from: London

Date: [Cir. 20 July] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 281

Document type: Copy

[With the subsequent Observations of the Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland thereupon.]


A like Abstract, under certain clauses of the Statute 25 Car. II for regulating the Greenland, Eastland, and Plantation Trade

Written from: London

Date: [Cir. 20 July] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 281

Document type: Copy

[With the subsequent Observation of the Commissioners of Revenue thereupon.]


Circular-Letter of the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland to the High Sheriffs and others, the Commissioners of Array, for the several Counties

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy

Calls for an account of the Militia, and of vacant Commissions therein, for each County severally.


Circular-Letter, of the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland to Commanding Officers of all Garrisons, and Military Quarters, in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy

Referring to his former order for the repair of all officers & soldiers to their respective quarters, requires an immediate return as to the obedience paid thereto, in each garrison respectively.


Arthur Turner [one of the Judges of Ireland] to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 92

Document type: Holograph

Finds that this County is very full of Dissenters ... Yet the most considerable men are thoroughly loyal & orthodox.

Had an opportunity of meeting with "the ringleading Conventicler, Parson Jaque, who was indicted before him for subornation of perjury. ... Gave both to him & to his Counsel liberty to say all they would". ...

Being found guilty, the writer fined him £40, as the Statute requires. ... The same day he paid both that, & his fees.


University of Oxford to Ormond

Written from: [Oxford], House of Convocation

Date: 21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

Have conceived themselves called upon, by this great occasion, not to celebrate by special words the happy deliverance of his ... Majesty ... and his royal brother, but rather to unravel the pretences which gave ... & may hereafter give ... countenance to those designs ... Humbly refer to his Grace the ways and means ... to recommend their inviolable faith & obedience to his Majesty, & to represent their heartiest gratulations. ...


Annexed:-

A Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Answer to the Letter calendared immediately above

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 166


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 21 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 490

Document type: Holograph

Continues the expression of his views as to the course that should be followed in Ireland, in the execution of the laws against professed fanatics.

Is of opinion that, at this time, Lord Arran should not go far from Dublin. It might be well to go northward as far as Charlemont, and to see that it is made fit for the reception of a company of foot; but, westward, Lord Arran's farthest remove should be to his own park.

Mentions that Lord Russell has written a letter to the King to be delivered by Lady Russell after his death. Whilst the Duke writes, the execution, he believes, takes place - "being, at least for the present, the last". ...


Arran to Massareene

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 94

Document type: Copy

Desires a return whether within Lord Massareene's jurisdiction any Justice of Peace, or Officer of militia, frequents conventicles, contrary to the Statute.


A List of Governors of Cities and Counties in Ireland, to whom like instructions, as aforesaid, were sent by the Lord Deputy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 94


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton-Stewart

Date: 24 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 311

Document type: Holograph

Communicates statements as to Gordon - alleged to have been an informer of false charges against Presbyterians in Ireland - and his career as a conformed minister in the diocese of Moray in Scotland, made for the writer, by one Mr Rule, a Presbyterian Preacher in his neighbourhood.

Adds that some fresh troops of horse "would ... more satisfy theirs [the Presbyterians'] consciences, than all Tillotson's sermons".


Arran to the Earl of Barrymore

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 143

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Doubts not that such an address, as that mentioned in his Lordship's letter of the 20th inst., would be acceptable to his Majesty.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 149

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The Fanatics being so indiscreet as at this time to meet in great numbers, ... the writer will not stay for directions from England, but will give order to the Lord Mayor to hinder such meetings ...

Has already begun with the renegado French, ... by sending some of them to Newgate, for contempt of the Board and of the laws.

Lord Longford being driven to the uttermost straits, the writer could not refuse him the liberty of selling his troop to Lord Blayney. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 150

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Notices the death of Lord Essex; ... and the instructions given to Lords Lieutenants of counties in England, ... Will, at this conjuncture, hinder the meetings of Nonconformists here, especially in the North;- although "we have not those severe Acts in force against Nonconformists, that you have in England".


The ... Petition of William [Moreton], Lord Bishop of Kildare

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copies

Recites that a prescribed augmentation of the See of Kildare, in virtue of provisos in the late "Act of Settlement" of Ireland has not been made; and prays for redress.

[With the Order & Report (Nov. 12)]


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 26 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 315

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a conversation with Lady Kildare on a pending matter between Lord Kildare and Lord Arran.

Says of Lord Russell's written speech, given on the scaffold to the Sheriffs, that the composition of it is attributed to Dr. Burnet. Tillotson was called before the Privy Council, "having given a much different account to the Duke of my Lord [Russell]'s temper upon conference with him". Tillotson, he adds, is preparing some observations on the speech, which "will be out to-night". The young Lord Essex is often brought to court by Lord Clarendon. Prince George is already "discoursed of", for the Government of Ireland,- "when he hath learned English".


Ormond to Longford

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 26 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 473

Document type: Copy

Is well satisfied with what Lord Longford writes concerning the recommendation of persons to be employed in the collection of the Revenue ...

Desires that the Lord Deputy Arran may be reminded of certain orders given by the writer concerning the late Conspiracy. ... It must be made evident, here, "that you are not asleep in Ireland". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 26 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 492

Document type: Holograph

States his opinion upon "the new-proposed model for the Army" [in Ireland].

The Duke has been reproached by the Primate, for neglecting to notice many letters written to him. It was the Duke's wish that the letters to Arran, upon public affairs, should be shewn to the Primate. If this have not been done, Arran must answer for them both.

The policy of calling a Parliament in Ireland is now once again under discussion; the resolve, uncertain. ...


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 27 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

Transmits an address from the Freeholders & Inhabitants of the County of Kildare.

Doubts not that they are very honest & loyal gentlemen, & intend heartily what they have subscribed.


Opinion of Mr Edward Ward upon the construction of certain clauses of the 'Act of Navigation', 12 Car. II. c.12; and of a Subsequent Act

Written from: London

Date: 27 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 281

Document type: Copy


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 27 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 313

Document type: Holograph

Gives the purport of a conference with the Duke of Ormond or the writer's personal affairs. He had prayed to have renewal of the King's warrant for payment of his 'concordatum' [in Ireland]. The Duke pronounces the existing Letters-Patent sufficient.

Adds some items of Court news. ...


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 98

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Deputy for communicating a letter from the Duke of Ormond. ...

Hears that the print [Speech ... of William Lord Russel, to the Sheriffs etc. (Fol. Lond. 1683).] published by my Lord Russell's Lady is very unacceptable at Court ... It is said that it was written by Dr Burnet.


Arran to Mountjoy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy

Unlawful meetings within the district under his Lordship's government are to be prevented. Where such meetings have been held preachers thereat are to be apprehended. ...


A List of Governors of Counties and Cities, in Ireland, to whom like Instructions, as aforesaid were addressed by the Lord Deputy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 100

A List of Governors of Counties and Cities, in Ireland, to whom like Instructions, as aforesaid were addressed by the Lord Deputy.


William Ellis to Shannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 102

Document type: Copy

Has submitted the returns sent by Lord Shannon to the Lord Deputy who approves thereof ... An address from the Gentlemen of the County of Cork to his Majesty will be very well received. ...


Ormond to Dr John Lloyd, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

Of all the writer's obligations to the University there is none greater than the last, whereby he has been made the instrument of conveying to his Majesty her unanimous sentence ... against those pernicious positions, which have so ... often involved these nations in civil ... wars & dissensions.

The King hath given order to signify, by an authentic hand, his most gracious acceptance of so seasonable a manifestation of their affection ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 116

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received the Duke's letter of 21st. inst. ... Will not stir from Dublin - even so far as to his park - until he sees that his absence from the city can be of no ill consequence.

Renews his recommendations concerning the regimenting of the Army. ... Is glad of the order to stop the buying and selling of commands. Will allow leave to none but Captain Hales ...

Says of the printed speech, and letter or paper, of Lord Russell; "I am very much mistaken in him, if he made either of them himself. But I guess who was the author, though they were not so well penned as I thought that Reverend Doctor would have done them".

Will take care that Major Russell shall be continued Mayor of Galway, but hears that the Corporation are dissatisfied with him. ...


Hyde to Arran

Written from: Windsor Castle

Date: 29 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 104

Document type: Holograph

As the honour the writer has [by the marriage of his daughter to Lord Arran's nephew, the Earl of Ossory, afterwards 2nd Duke of Ormond], is very great, so his endeavours to serve every branch of his Lordship's family shall be proportionable ...

An approaching meeting of the Council upon Irish affairs will, the writer believes, "put an end to this new contract [for the Revenue] the Contractors having made so many alterations in it from the Draught delivered to them ... that ... the King will not agree" ...


Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 477

Document type: Official Copy

Particulars concerning the management and accounts of the Revenue of Ireland. ...

The gross produce of the half year amounts to £142,154: 8s. 10 1/8d. The amount of salaries & charges is £14,002: 1s. 11 1/4d. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 479-480

Document type: Holograph

Encloses abstracts of Revenue accounts for the half year, with copious observations relating to them; and also papers relating to the Ordnance Stores of Ireland; with remarks on the price of gunpowder in various places, and on the pretensions of Lord Dartmouth to supply Ireland from the Tower of London ...

Foresees that "this damned plot" will prove of some disadvantage to the trade of Ireland ... Wool has fallen five shillings in the stone. Butter and Tallow are become drugs. But it is to be hoped that, when the first fright is over, Merchants will come to their wits again. ...

Note: OED drug: 'A commodity which is no longer in demand, and so has lost its value or become unsaleable'.


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 30 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 106

Document type: Holograph

Hears that the printers of Dublin are printing the pretended Speech of Lord Russell ... It will not, the writer supposes, be amiss that they should also print and publish the Observations [by Sir Roger L'Estrange] that have been made upon it, "that this Kingdom may be undeceived of the pretended innocency & integrity of that suffering nobleman". But, adds the Archbishop, "I could never believe that, at the hour of his death, he could be the author or contrive of that seditious paper".


The Earl of Ranelagh's and Mr Stepney's Exceptions, and appeal, from the Commissioners of [Revenue] Accounts [in Ireland] to his Majesty

Written from: [London]

Date: 31 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 212-213

Document type: Certified Copy


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 317

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the arrangements for a thanksgiving-day for defeat of the late plot. Sunday is chosen, "because that in harvest-time people cannot be got to Church on any other day". ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 31 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 319

Document type: Holograph

Gives some further particulars as to the writer's 'concordatum' in Ireland. Mentions the house now building for the King at Winchester as being three times as big as Clarendon House was. Notices a laconic correspondence between the Citizens of York and the Duke of Buckingham on the High-Stewardship of their city ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 31 July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 321

Document type: Holograph

Notifies his approval of Sir Robert Reading's claim upon the 'Concordatum'. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 31 July 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 498-499

Document type: Holograph

The calling of an Irish Parliament is hindered ["Sticks" in MS.], the Duke thinks, by the severity of two Bills which were transmitted against Papists, upon a former occasion.

By the one, the votes of Romanist peers were taken away; by the other, death was to be inflicted "upon a certain sort of the Popish Clergy is found in Ireland. The one seems unjust; and the other, cruel; and neither necessary.

Had the Duke been in England, when the Bill for expelling the Popish Lords passed, he would have voted against it, in conscience, and in prudence: In conscience, because opinion ought not to cause the taking away of a man's birthright: in prudence, because it is not "for the House of Peers to show the way of horning one another out by a majority of votes". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 31 July 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 496

Document type: Holograph

Recommends that some provision be made for Mr Mallory, who has "suffered sufficiently". His aim is to be Chaplain to a Regiment which is a matter peculiarly in Lord Arran's province. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 31 July 1683 [No. III]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 494

Document type: Holograph

Recommends for relief the case of a superannuated officer who served the Duke well in Ireland. Long ago, the Duke obtained for him a grant from the King's bounty; under which he has received little more than one fifth part of the sum granted him. ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers Whitehall

Date: July 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 53

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

Communicate further papers upon Revenue affairs of Ireland.


The ... Petition of Walter Butler to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 40v-41

Document type: Copy

Contains a recital of losses in the King's services during the late Usurpation, & prays relief. [With the Order and Report].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 152-155

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Communicates various particulars concerning meetings of Nonconformists, and the course taken by the government in relation to them. ... "My Lord of Granard is ... extremely concerned at what Walcott said of him, and would fain have me write something ... in the matter". The writer assured him that it was needless, and would rather tend to his prejudice than advantage. "But", he adds, Lord Granard "is really, and with reason, very much afflicted that he was named, especially at that fellow's execution". ...

Adds various particulars concerning military affairs.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 2 August 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 502

Document type: Holograph

The Duchess of Ormond goes this day to the Bath, by advice of physicians. The Duke knows it were more reasonable for him to own God's great mercy in keeping her alive [after so much illness], so long, rather than to be troubled at the approaches of a separation that cannot be far off. He knows too that she first resolved upon this journey to Bath, for fear of giving him the grief to see her die. "I am prepared for the parting, almost as well as I am for the parting that must be betwixt my body and soul. This is too much, on this subject. God's blessed will be done".

Notices several matters affecting the Government and Army of Ireland; in connection with the personal circumstances of Lord Longford, & of Lord Conway.

Adds,- in a PS,.- of the last named Peer, that Sir C. Scarborough has just expressed the opinion that he will recover.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 2 August 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 500

Document type: Holograph

Recommends the bearer of this letter, Mr Sherlock, grandson of Sir J. Sherlock. A Petition to the King on his behalf is referred to Lord Arran, for consideration and report ...


Opinion of Sir Robert Sawyer, His Majesty's Attorney General of England upon the construction of certain Clauses in the Statutes 12 Car II, cap. 12 and 25 Car. II, as concerning Duties imopsed on Plantation foods brought into Ireland

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 281

Document type: Copy


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton-Stewart

Date: 3 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 323

Document type: Holograph

Has heard that Colonel Hungerford is inclined "to dispose of the Guards". Desires to be favoured with Lord Arran's intimation whether or not the writer's purchase of that command will be welcome to his Excellency. ...


A List of the Officers of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, and [of their respective] Quarters

Date: 4 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 713-715

Document type: Original


Earl of Burlington [Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Cork in the Peerage of Ireland] to Arran

Written from: Londesburgh

Date: 4 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 325-326

Document type: Original, signed

Recites previous proceedings upon a suit for recovery of the lands of Kilmethan, &c., in Ireland. Mentions Sir Richard Bellingham's purchase of Lord Arran's "interest in Henry Cromwell's lot", and what ensued. Requests that when the whole of the lands now in question shall be recovered, Lord Arran will permit the writer to purchase his, Lord Arran's, share in the residue ...


George Mathew to Arran

Date: 4 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 327-328

Document type: Holograph

Reports some clandestine and seditious movements and preparations in certain parts of Ireland. Mentions the burying of guns in gardens, to have been disinterred, infers the writer, "in case the blow they designed in England had taken effect" ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 155

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The Nonconformists submit to meet no more in public conventicles. The Quakers, only, (who have no particular teachers to give warning to), may, it is likely, meet again; but the writer does not look upon them as a dangerous sect. ...

A Justice of Peace of the county of Dublin sent notice, the other day, that he had taken the Duke of Monmouth, at Swords. But, upon the sending of a guard, he proved to be a soldier of Captain Carey's company at Kilkenny. ...

"Since that", adds the writer, "several Dukes of Monmouth and Tom Armstrongs [have been] seen here, if informers may be believed" ...


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 108

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of foreign advices received in London; particulars of English naval preparations; and of the arrangement for the installation at Windsor of Prince George of Denmark ... whose "blue garter watered, and bearing an Elephant, will be turned into true blue, & carry St George" ...


Earl of Barrymore, Lord Shannon, & others to Arran

Written from: Cork

Date: 7 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 110

Document type: Original [With twelve signatures]

Transmit an address to his Majesty, from the County of Cork.


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton-Stewart

Date: 7 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 329

Document type: Holograph [With seal of arms]

Has, in conformity with the Lord Deputy's instructions, conferred with the Bishop of Raphoe, and issued conjoint notifications that "fanatic conventicles" must not be held, on pain of immediate imprisonment. A Sunday has since passed, and the writer cannot hear that any meetings have occurred,- "which", he adds, "is more condescension than I expected from them". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 156-158

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Finding, by his Grace's letters of 26th and 31st July, that his Majesty may have some thoughts of calling a Parliament in Ireland, the writer has advised with those of the Council now in town upon the subject. He states, with great detail, the opinions given; more especially as to the financial results that might be expected. Great industry, it is thought must be used to induce the voting of subsidies ... The great sums of money allotted, by the present Establishment, for Tangier, "is a great trouble to all who are concerned in this Kingdom, and will be a great rub in the way". If, on the other side, Tangier were taken off their hands, the writer is confident that all would agree to provide for a considerable army, and for a good guard of shipping. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 159

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has ordered the 'Declaration', enclosed with Sir Leoline's letter of the 31st July, to be reprinted here; and will do the like with the Form of Prayer & Thanksgiving; as soon as it is sent ...

Has, without disturbances, suppressed the Fanatic meetings and has turned several suspected persons out of the Commission of the Peace.


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 159-160

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Will communicate that part of their Lordships' letter which relates to Revenue accounts to the Barons of the Exchequer, who are now on circuit. ... Will also make inquiry concerning the estate of which Captain Walcott was possessed at his death; but a duty certified record of his conviction will be needed.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 489-490

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the difficulties which attend upon any endeavours "to make any certain computation" of the Irish Revenue; ... and also of the discouragements to trade, occasioned by "this late damned plot" ...

Taking the payments of the late Farmers, one with another, ... they did not pay yearly in net money, £220,000, although their contract was for £240,000. ...

... The house desired by the writer as an annex to the Ordnances Office "was built with the King's money, as part of the £4,000, allowed to the Farmers by their Covenants. And it is seized into the King's hands, as part of their effects" ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 9 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 504

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letters of July 28 and August 2 are received. The Duke thanks Lord Arran has done well in resolving to stay in Dublin; but again commends to his care the fortifying of Charlemont.

The Duke [of York] has not yet expressed his opinion of the scheme for remodelling the Irish Army; but the writer, upon his return to Windsor, expects to have conference upon that subject ...


Richard Ellsworth to Ormond

Written from: Middle Temple [London]

Date: 10 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 112

Document type: Holograph

Communicates an historical account - drawn up apparently in connection with pending questions concerning the Municipal Charters of Bristol,- of a chapel called the 'Poyntz Chapel' built by the Duke's ancestor [maternally] "Sir John, or Sir Nicholas Poyntz, ... in the Gauntz [So in MS.] Church" at Bristol. ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 331

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the circumstances of Lord Conway's death, and the disposal of his large Estates. Notices other Court and social incidents. ...


Ormond to John Price

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 11 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 481

Document type: Copy

The Government in Ireland being supported at the writer's charge the King thinks it fit to bear some part. ... On the first of next month, a year's allowance will be due, for which bills will be drawn on Lord Arran ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 11 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 506

Document type: Holograph

The Duke is unable to put faith in the promise given to Lord Arran (as reported in his letter of Aug. 4th), by certain Nonconformists, of their submission "to have no more public meetings". The Quakers alone are not much to be feared. Yet all sorts of dissenters join in rebellion against the King and Church, except the Papists.

Encloses letters which the Duke has received from the French Minister [apparently at Dublin] and two of his congregation, who are, it seems, in prison. It were good that an exact narrative of the proceedings against them be transmitted hither. ...


Barrymore to Arran

Written from: Castle-Lyons

Date: 12 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 333-334

Document type: Holograph

Reports the proceedings of the local Commissioners of Array, the condition of the troops, and the general state of the country. ...


The ... Petition of Frances [Weston] Countess of Portland

Written from: Windsor

Date: 13 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 40

Document type: Copies

Complains of the non-payment of a pension charged upon the Revenue of Ireland, and prays relief. [With the Order, and Report].


Bishop of Oxford to Arran

Written from: [Oxford?]

Date: 14 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 323

Document type: Holograph

Takes the opportunity afforded by the new Provost [of Trinity College, Dublin] to present the writer's humble duty. Dr Huntington [of Merton College: the distinguished Oriental traveller & collector, afterwards, bishop of Raphoe], he fears, comes with some dissatisfaction on the part of the society he is to govern. They would not submit to one of themselves, yet are unwilling to receive a stranger. Dr Huntington, the Bishop hopes, will be found a strnager not only to the place, but to its factions & animosities ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 160

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Lord Massareene, amongst others, presented by the Grand Jury of the county in which he generally resides, for not returning certificates of his receiving the sacrament, as required by a Proclamation put forth when his Grace was here, and by another issued by the writer,- who will not put him out of any employment, until the receipt of an answer to a letter about to be written to him in the subject. If his answer prove unsatisfactory, the writer will apply for his removal from the Privy Council.


Mountgarret to Ormond

Date: 15 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 335

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed by Ormond:- "Recd. 25 Feb. 1683" [84].

Notifies that, despite many difficulties, the writer to shew his respect for the Duke's advice, has increased his son's allowance, according to the request of Mr Edward Butler.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 16 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 508

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of 8th of August, together with certain papers from the Solicitor General, which the Duke purposes to produce at a Committee [of Council] on Foreign Affairs that the King's pleasure may be taken on the subject to which they relate.

In discussion upon the scheme for reorganizing the Irish Army, the King has expressed scruples at the proposal to change the footing upon which the Scotch Regiment now stands. That Regiment, however, will probably be brought into England, although paid upon the Irish Establishment ...


A Presentment [by the Commissioners of Trade and Plantations] to the King in Council concerning infringements, committed in Ireland & elsewhere, of the 'Act for the better regulation of the Plantation Trade'

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 18 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 214-215

Document type: Copy (Five Signatures)


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 168, p(p). 161-162

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

The French Fanatic minister and his vicar ... have at last submitted, and are now out of durance. ...

The writer does not believe that many of the Dissenters will be converted by the way he has taken, but the Churches are now full of them. The Nonconformist ministers, generally, have entered into bonds for good behaviour, which will be forfeited should they meet in great numbers. ...

Adds some particulars concerning army affairs; and also an account of a conference with Lord Massareene,- who "owned that your Grace had warned him from going to meetings, which he excused upon the account that he could not avoid hearing a nonconformist in his mother's house; but said he never went to other conventicles; and that now he had persuaded her to have no more resort of such people to her house. In short, he promises to be a good Churchman for the future".


Some remarks on a late paper, called: 'An Abstract of an Account, reduced to several heads and branches of Revenue [of Ireland] for six months, ending 24 June, 1683'

Date: 20 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 60

Document type: Original


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 20 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 339

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the return of Lord Mulgrave to Court; the continuance of Lady Arran "at the Wells"; his uncertainty as to "her Ladyship's disposition to return [to Ireland] before Winter"; and other affairs, personal and social. ...


An Answer to three Papers of Sir James Shaen [concerning the Accounts of the late Farmers of Revenue in Ireland], Delievered to the Commissioners of the Revenue by the Lord Deputy

Written from: Dublin

Date: [circa 20 August 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 1

An Abstract of the Accounts, of Sir James Shaen and Partners, ... for six years, and four months, ending 30 April, 1682

Date: 30 April 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 224-225

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 2

A Summary of the Revenue of Ireland, in the seven years under the late Farm thereof as taken from their own Accounts

Date: 1676-1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy


Commissioners fo the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers Whitehall

Date: 21 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 114

Document type: Original [Four signatures]

Have received the Lord Deputy's letter of 8th inst. Will send a record of Captain Waller's conviction.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 1

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Will procure from the Commissioners of Revenue an answer to the "Observations" enclosed in his Grace's letter of August 16th, without letting them know from whom the Duke received that the "State of the Revenue", on which the "Observations" are made, would be made known only to the Lord Lieutenant, to the Lords of the Treasury, and to the present writer.

About the time that the Court will be at Winchester, the writer intends to go to Blessington for two days, and from thence to hunt in his park for three of four days more. That will be his farthest journey. ...

The enclosed paper from Lord Longford treats, adds Lord Arran, "of the two honest parties [the Romanists and the Nonconformists] I am encompassed with. The Friars and Regulars are those I desire most your private advice how to proceed with".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 21 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 510

Document type: Holograph

The Duchess of Ormond, in the opinion of those about her, is better; and is about to return from Bath. The writer's attendance at Court, upon its removal to Winchester, will be governed by her condition & her desire.

Has conferred with Lord Rochester upon the means of checking the export of coin out of Ireland. For his own part the Duke thinks that the victualling in Ireland of a larger number, than now, of the King's ships would work favourably towards the end desired ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 23 August 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 516

Document type: Holograph

The observations on the Report of the Revenue Commissioners, lately transmitted by the Duke were sent, in order that the Commissioners might have an occasion to justify their computations from the strictures which have had so much currency.

Another document relating to the Revenue is now sent. It contains proposals for farming certain branches of the Revenue, whilst leaving others under the Commission. At first sight, the Duke inclines "to give in to it, as a fair thing in the main". He desires that Lord Arran would take advice upon the project ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 23 August 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 512

Document type: Holograph

Introduces Dr Huntington the newly-elected Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, as a man who has the esteem of all that know him.

Adds that if any contrivances to his injury should be made, they "must be crushed at the first discovery, with as much severity as the case will bear".


Memorandum of Agreement between the Mayor and Corporation of Durham, of the one part, and John Duck, one of the Alderman thereof, on the other part; relative to the grant of water, at a rent, and upon conditions, stated

Written from: Durham

Date: 24 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 260-260v

Document type: Copy


The ... Petition of Captain Tristram Thornton to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 25 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 42-43

Document type: Copies

Recites military service, and expenditure therein, by Colonel Robert Thornton and others of petitioner's family; and prays relief.

[With Orders of Reference, and Report (Oct. 20).]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 25 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 518

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Keeper has read the draught of the Commission for remedy of defective titles to Estates; he finds nothing specially objectionable in it, unless it be that too much power is given to grant franchises and privileges.

The Duke has often spoken of the injury arising to Ireland, from the drawing thence of great sums of money within a short time. He hopes it may be limited to but "little more than what was transmitted during the last seven years, which was about £27,000; during which time, trade and the rate of lands visibly improved" ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Windsor

Written from: Windsor

Date: 27 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 114

Document type: Original [With three signatures]

Certain instructions concerning the duty on Tobacco in Ireland are to be communicated to the Council there ... If no objection be made, said Instructions are to be put in force.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 2-3

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Has received his Grace's letter of 20th inst. If the posture of the King's affairs in England absolutely requires more money or money's worth from hence, than may be consistent with the present Establishment, the writer hopes that his Majesty will make the manner of supply as easy as he can, & that the Army may be put to no more hardships. They have always suffered upon alterations, and those who have June pay due to them are like to lose it. Mr Stanyan,- the only stirring man among the Farmers,- stole away for England last night; for which, the writer thinks, the King should seize upon him, and his partners upon that side.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 28 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 337

Document type: Holograph

Reports, at length, his conferences with Lady Kildare and with Lord Anglesey,- "a great confident and counsellor in the family",- relative to the claims of Lord Arran upon the late Earl of Kildare. Adds his opinion that, although certain counsel have given the advice "that the old entail left this Lord Kildare free from any debts of his father", Lord Arran "may recover the whole debt". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 28 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 520

Document type: Holograph

Mentions his own practice, as Lord Lieutenant, in dealing with the Report from the Criminal Judges of convicted felons. When suggestions were made on the convicts' behalf, even if they did not seem very pregnant, it was his usual practice to reprieve;- "a reprieved man may be hanged; but a hanged man can neither be reprieved nor pardoned".

As to Charlemont, the Duke, from what he remembers of the place, thinks it may be made a strong quarter; he never intended that it should be made a regular fortification. ...


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England upon the Accounts and outstanding Debts of the late Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy


Sunjoins 1

[A Statement of] the Gross Produce of the Revenue of Ireland, for half a Year ... ending 24 June 1683

Date: 1683

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

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 2

An Abstract of the Farmers' Accounts; taken out of the Rolls of the Exchequer

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 220-221

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir Robert Sawyer, Attorney-General

Date: 29 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 667

Document type: Copy [From a Deposition]

Having lately put into Lord Rochester's hand a proposition concerning Tudbury & Needwood Forest, his Lordship said he would send it to the Attonrey General for his opinion. The Writer intends not to diminish the King's profit, or the pleasure of the place; but, saving all men's rights, would be glad that the proposition might take effect.

PS. Accredits Col. Vernon upon the affair.


The ... Petition of Humphrey Minchin, and his brothers ( sons of Charles Minchin, deceased) to James, Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 160v-r

Document type: Copy

Recite their wardship to Captain Thomas Walcot [attainted and executed for his participation in the late conspiracy, known as the 'Rye-House Plot'], and their virtual ownership of certain farm-stock, seized in the County of Tipperary as part of the forfeited estate of Walcot aforesaid; and pray relief.

[With the Duke's order of reference to Sir John Meade Chancellor of his Regalities of Tipperary, to inquire & report ...


The ... Petition of Sir Oliver St George, Erasmus Smith and another to the ... Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 159v-r

Document type: Copy

Recite certain rights of market held by the Petitioner's, and certain proceedings, by writ Ad quod damnum, obtained by John Dawson, esq., adverse thereto; and pray redress.

[With the Order of Reference].


The ... Petition of Edward Geogh, esquire to James, Duke of Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 158v-r

Document type: Copy

Recites his purchase of the lease of the Farm of the 'Great Island' in the County of Wexford, formerly granted to Colonel Unton Croke, and prays His Grace's license of confirmation of the purchase aforesaid.

[With the Duke's Order of Reference thereupon to Capt. George Mathew].


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 30 August 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 522-523

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letters of Aug. 21st and 24th are received, together with some papers relating to the Revenue Commission.

The Commissioners must be careful in their reports to advance nothing that will not bear the strictest scrutiny even of adversaries.

Upon the senseless and extravagant insolencies of proceedings upon the part of certain friars and nuns, at Galway and elsewhere, reported by Lord Arran, the Duke can now - the Court being at Winchester - report only his own opinion. They must, he thinks, be forthwith prosecuted, according to law, either at the Assizes or at Quarter session. It is better to proceed upon statute law, than for contempt of Proclamation.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 30 August 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 514

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Colonel Russell, as "a man deserving of encouragement, ... being one of the best officers we have". ...


Sir R. Sawyer to Ormond

Date: 31 August 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 667

Document type: Copy

Has not yet received any paper from Lord Rochester upon the matter mentioned in the Duke's letter. But Col. Vernon has shewn him a copy of the Proposition, to which the present writer sees no legal objection. He will intimate so much, upon receipt of the original. His Majesty's grant cannot preclude Commoners from their right of Common.


Notes upon the 'Observations' made upon the Half-Years-Accounts of the Revenue of Ireland, given in by the Commissioners of the Revenue

Date: [August] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 234

Document type: Copy


Thomas Wharton [afterwards Marquess of Wharton] to [John, Earl of Bridgewater]

Date: [August? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 726

Document type: Apparently a Holograph-Minute

The writer is about to repair to Tunbridge for his health and desires to represent to his Lordship that some arms, which were seized by warrant, in his house, are necessary for the security of his family ...


[A Schedule of] Money, Debts, and Lands, found and extended by Levari facias upon the late Farmers' Estates [in Ireland]

Date: [August] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 483

Document type: Copy. [Received by the Duke of Ormond, in London, 3 September 1683].


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 1 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 118

Document type: Original

Instructions upon a petition of the Earl of S. Alban, concerning a grant of the Quit-Rents [in Ireland] of the late Marquess, & present Earl of Antrim.


Enclosure 1

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King upon matters concerning Quit-Rents, in Ireland, referred to his consideration

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 11 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 122

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

An Order, by the King, in Council upon the Report calendared above

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 November 1682

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 122

Document type: Copy


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 485

Document type: Holograph

Mr Barry informs the writer that, in Lord Strafford's time, the Commissioners for defective titles [to Lands in Ireland] had no allowances; only Lord Chief Justice Lowther, and Lord Chief Baron Bolton,- who took most pains therein,- had an Order in Council for an allowance of "four shillings in the pound, for all the King's rents that were increased, by virtue of that Commission". ...

Notices the inconvenience attending a continued payment of the Army "by imprest". ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 2 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 341

Document type: Holograph

The writer has "no small mortification to have business with a young, handsome, and opinionative lady" [Countess of Kildare], now that he is tied up, until he receives from Lord Arran a legal instrument consenting to arbitration in the matter of certain bonds, referred to in preceding letters, Lady Arran he adds has returned from the Wells, and seems "to have taken up her winter quarters" ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Tullagh

Date: 3 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 3-4

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

After some particulars concerning Revenue Accounts, the writer proceeds to say:- "As to the Hearth-money, that is already set for one year; so that the collection of that branch costs nothing now. And that, perhaps may be the reason why the Commissioners manage for £28,000, whereas it cost the late Farmers above £30,000. And that those who are tenants to it already are so mean people (though thay give good security), that they rack the poor ones, is a great grievance to the subject and will be greater by this proposal ...


A Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in England upon understanding Arrears of the Revenue aforesaid

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 232

Document type: Copy


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 493-494

Document type: Holograph

Further details of Revenue matters in Ireland; and suggestions concerning the advantages of management, by a commission, as compared with a farm. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 4 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 526

Document type: Holograph

The Duke is about to proceed to Winchester, to meet the King, upon His Majesty's return from a visit to Portsmouth & the Isle of Wight.

Adds some explanations of his former account of the discussions that occurred upon the proposed new Model of the Army of Ireland, and upon certain amendments suggested thereto.

Animadverts severely upon the conduct of the late Farmers of the Revenue, who are greatly in arrear to the King; and have made deceitful representations of their affairs. ...


John, Earl of Bridgewater to Thomas Wharton

Written from: Ashridge

Date: 6 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 727

Document type: Holograph

Has received a letter [subsequent to that above-cited] of the 3rd inst. Congratulates Mr Wharton on his improved health, & return from Tunbridge. Has communicated with Mr. Secretary Jenkins as to the arms seized in Buckinghamshire but, as yet, is without any intimation of His Majesty's pleasure thereupon.


Appends:-

A Particular of Arms seized at Mr Thomas Wharton's in Com. Bucks.

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 730


Lady Mary Cavendish [Sister of Arran; afterwards Duchess of Devonshire] to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 343

Document type: Holograph

Gives affectionate descriptions of Lord Arran's children [then in England]. Says that Lord Rochester has a promise to succeed the Duke of Ormond in the Government of Ireland. Adds: "If this be after my father's death, I hope he will fail of it. The most generous are silent; but, for the greater part, there is rejoicing [that] he is out of the Treasury; especially amongst the King's and Queen's servants".


Captain Fitzgerald to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 345-346

Document type: Holograph

Has conferred with the Duke of Ormond upon the writer's desire to return to Ireland, and to resume the command of his former troop, now under Lord Dunkellin, with whom he desires, by Lord Arran's permission, to treat for that resumption. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 4-5

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

... There will, the writer hopes, be no further trouble given here by priests, friars, or nuns. Those in Barshoule [So in MS.] have been tried and fined fifty pounds a piece, which they are to pay, ... before they can get out of gaol. Those about Galway are dispersed. This way of proceeding of the magistrates will deter others of their persuasion, if they are not quite out of their wits. ... Adds some further particulars upon matters of revenue. ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 347

Document type: Holograph. [With seal of arms].

Communicates the Duke of Ormond's approval of a negotiation of marriage between His Grace's nephew, Mr James Hamilton, and the writer's only daughter and child. Asks Lord Arran to be a Trustee of the Marriage settlements; but not to speak of the matter at present. ...


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton-Stewart

Date: 9 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 349-350

Document type: Holograph

Has obtained a considerable collection of letters and papers of the Nonconformists, of which he has long been in quest. But has found no letters of a date later than April 1682. Fears that what may have been specially dangerous has either been destroyed, or been "conveyed away". ...


Ormond to the Provost and Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin

Written from: London

Date: 9 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Copy

Has received their letter requesting his mediation with the King for the withdrawal of a Mandamus for the election of Mr Mallory as a Senior Fellow of their College, in the room of Dr Mercer, deceased; he has taken the King's pleasure upon the subject; and has now His Majesty's commands to direct the postponement of all proceedings thereupon, until further order. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 5-7

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

... Would be glad to have all the objections to the scheme sent over by the writer for modelling the army, at once ... If his Majesty has no exception to it but that of the reducing of some of the Scotch officers, ... an expedient may be found to keep them in, by making a proportionable reducement in some other part. ...

... "It is very true", proceeds the writer, "that if the representations your Grace made long ago concerning the Farmers had been believed, they could never have been able to do so much mischief to his Majesty, and his subjects here, as they have done.

"But it is as true that it was impossible to be remedied by me since my being in the government. ... I could do no more than I have done ... I know Sir James Shaen too well to trust him. And I also know that his partners here did not make one step without his direction; and I, at least, gave as severe orders against the Farmers as the law would permit". ...


Captain Amyas Bushe to Arran

Written from: Galway

Date: 11 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 351

Document type: Original

Reports what, by the writer has been done towards enforcing payment of certain bonds, seized by the Sheriffs of Galway under a writ Levari facias, in part satisfaction of debts, due by Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland to the King. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Winchester

Date: 11 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 524

Document type: Holograph

Recommends the bearer,- not therein named,- whose "quality procures him civility from the Judges before whom he appears", and whom the Duke finds to be "much more reasonable than others of his religion". It will be just, the writer adds, "to let him find the advantage of his discretion" ...


S. Alban to Arran

Date: 14 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 124

Document type: Holograph

Asks his Excellency's protection in Ireland of the writer's just claim to the Antrim Quit-Rents, wherein the Duke of Ormond's protection is graciously given to him, here.


Encloses:-

The Attorney General of Ireland's Report, on behalf of the Earl of S. Alban

Date: 8 December 1681

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 125-127

Document type: Certified Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Winchester

Date: 14 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 530

Document type: Holograph

Has received from one of the Scottish Lords now at Court, a description of a Scottishman, whose apprehension, and examination as to his business in Ireland, are desired. It is also wished that he may be sent under guard to Portpatrick, for embarkation to Scotland.

Mentions military advices received from Vienna ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 September 1683, 11 at night

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 355

Document type: Holograph

Has just received from Lord Preston, at Paris, news of the French King having said, at Fontainebleau on 11th inst. [O. S.], that "the siege of Vienna is raised" [The siege was raised on the 2/12 Sept.] No particulars however are yet known; but the report has had confirmation. ...


Thomas Hinde, Dean of Limerick to Ormond

Written from: Limerick

Date: 17 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 237-238

Document type: Holograph

Submits to the Lord Lieutenant the grounds upon which it is prayed that he will take needful measures for the restoration of the Collegiate Church of Kilmalloch. ...


An Account of Concordatums, payable in Ireland; to 18 September, 1683. By Sir Paul Davys.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 409

Document type: Original


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 355

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the detailed advices received in London of the circumstances which attended the raising of the Siege of Vienna ...


An Account of the Concordatums [payable in Ireland]. Given 19 September, 1683.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 411

Document type: Original


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 328-329

Document type: Copy. [Five signatures]

Communicates certain correspondence with the Commissioners of Customs in England. ... Give renewed instructions for the vigorous prosecution of the inquiry into the accounts of the late Farmers of the Revenue, ... and for such a final statement of the balances due by them, as that a Writ may be sent over, in due form of law. ...

Add some particulars concerning the debt of the Earl of Ranelagh. ...


Mountjoy to Arran

Date: 21 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 357

Document type: Holograph

Reports the emigration of Mr Trail [owner of the correspondence, and other papers, seized by Lord Mountjoy, as reported in his letter of September 9.] to America. He took shipping under a false name, and without taking leave of his wife. There was, adds the writer, no prosecution against him. ...


Subjoins:-

Specimen of Correspondence in cypher, or in short-hand amongst the Non-conformists of Ireland

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 357v

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Re-encloses a letter [probably that of September 8] which by some mistake has been returned hither, instead of being sent to Winchester, on the removal of the Court ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 8

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Returns thanks for the favour of the Secretary's letter of the 15th inst. "The news [that of the raising of the siege of Vienna] is ... of vast consequence to Christendom". ...


Henry Guy to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 24 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 228

Document type: Original

Communicates, by command of the Lords of the Treasury, papers relating to a payment of certain arrears, by imprest to the Army in Ireland.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 25 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 357

Document type: Holograph

Gives further advices of the incidents of the Siege of Vienna. Mentions the demolition of the fortifications of Tangier. Notices incidents at Court.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 491-492

Document type: Holograph

... Mr Kingdon and the writer did not see the "Observations upon the Half Year's Account of the Revenue", until their return from their late Circuit ... But they hope that those Observations will be judged to be sufficiently answered by [their brother] ... Commissioners. The reports so industriously spread of a new Farm, after Christmas, much prejudice the present management by discouraging their officers ... Adds some particulars concerning certain candidates for revenue collectorships, and upon other details ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 9

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Encloses the draught of a letter [for the King's signature] concerning the Hospital [at Kilmainham]. ... All the officers, but the first master, are to be chosen by the Governors, but his Grace may be sure of putting in whom he pleases. ...


Bishop of Limerick to Arran

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 28 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 129

Document type: Holograph

Upon signification of his Excellency's pleasure has ordered Mr Anderton's institution to "all the Livings in his Patent". ... Is sorry that his delay in coming hither, & neglect to apprise the writer of his affairs, has given advantage to other pretensions, & hath put difficulties in his own way. ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 131

Document type: Original [Four signatures]

Upon his excellency's representation of the inconveniences arising from paying the Army [repeatedly] "by way of imprest", ... it is desired that moneys available ... "may be applied towards the payment of their arrears, beginning from the time to which they were last paid, during the late Farm". ... Accounts of certain public debts are requested.


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 133-134

Document type: Holograph

Upon certain accounts of the state of affairs at Youghal sent to the Lord Deputy, by Capt. Henry Boyle, the Archbishop observes that one Wood, therein mentioned "hath always been a very active & leading fanatic ... & hath very much supported fanaticism in the County of Tipperary", ... as a schoolmaster there. ...

Other particulars concerning disaffected persons & conventicles are added. ...


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy. [Four signatures]

Upon the pointing out by the Lord Lieutenant of the inconveniences arising from the payment of the Army, in Ireland, by imprest, without the due specifiation of time, the payments lately directed from hence to be made in that way may now be made with such due specification as aforesaid.- ... namely from the time to which arrears were last paid.

The Barons of the Exchequer are to be instructed to send over a true State of the Debt of Sir Alex. Bence. ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 361

Document type: London

Mentions recent legal promotions and appointments; amongst them, that of Sir George Jeffreys, "by his great importunity", to be L.C.J. of the King's Bench.

Asks Lord Arran to give a warrant for payment, by way of imprest, upon the writer's outstanding Concordatum ...


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 363-364

Document type: Holograph

Notices the agreement as to the articles of marriage between Mr James Hamilton and Mrs Reading, and the preparation of the settlements.

Expresses his fear that the Corporation of London will rather suffer judgment against their Charter to be entered, than surrender it, or accept the new regulations proposed by the King. Mentions the purport of advices from the Continent. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 532

Document type: Holograph

Notices letters on Revenue matters, from Lord Arran, and from the Commissioners, which he has seen at the Treasury Chamber; and also some details of the Army administration in Ireland.

All resolves upon the question of the re-organization of the Army, will be reserved, until the event of the pending military enterprise at Tangier shall be known.

James Lane is in much fear that advantage will be taken of his absence from his father, Lord Lanesborough, to induce the latter to settle his Estate to the son's disadvantage. The Duke is of opinion that his absence is not so very prejudicial to him, since if he were on the spot, "the Lady, it may be doubted, would be too hard for him" ...


Memorandum on the case of ... Purcell, a prisoner (apparently, at Dublin) in Ireland. With notices of precedents.

Date: [September? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 487

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


The ... Petition of Ignatius, Marquess of Albeville to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 41

Document type: Copies

Recites the loss, during the Usurpation, of an Estate, long enjoyed by Petitioner's Ancestors in Ireland; and prays relief.

[With the Order, and Report (Oct 20)].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 10

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

... Thinks Lord St Alban's petition very reasonable. Will not scruple in stopping process, although the matter does not come in due form;- "and I think", adds the writer, "too great a slight is put upon Your Grace's report. Were it not to your son, you would have great cause to resent it, for it makes the Deputy a controller of the Lord Lieutenant's orders". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 2 October 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph

Sir Garret Erwin [Irvine?] has been recommended for military employment in Ireland, by the Duke of York. He has been constantly active in the service of the Crown; and deserves all possible encouragement ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 2 October 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 536-537

Document type: Holograph

Mr King carries orders into Ireland "for the payment of the Army henceforth as formerly; and" for applying the Imprest, in satisfaction of arrears ...

The Duke has been informed that no less than four Chapels are now in course of erection, or of fitting up, by Popish regular Clergy in the town of Kilkenny; although they were advised to the contrary, by the more sober men of their own religion. They must certainly be dislodged, but as to the means Lord Arran had better take deliberate advice.

Adds notices of the "refractory French minister" at Dublin, and of the new Military Hospital. ...


The ... Petition of Thomas Sheridan and John O'Neile, esquires to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copies

Pray for a grant of certain reclaimable fore-shore land, near Drumboy Castle in the County of Donegal, which land is now subject to the flow and reflow of the sea.

[With the Order and Report. (Dec. 14).] ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 3 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 538

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Captain Crofts, who goes into Ireland in hope of military employment. He was with the King and Duke of york abroad; and has brought their recommendation to the writer, for a Company of Foot ...


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 4 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 152

Document type: Holograph

The writer of the second of the letters now transmitted is unknown to the Archbishop. But he sent some information before and "hits rightly upon the character of some of the persons", mentioned by him.


Enclosure 1

Colonel Philips (Governor of Londonderry) to Archbishop of Armagh

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 148

Document type: Holograph

Reports various particulars of the examinations & trials apprehended for attending unlawful assemblies.


Enclosure 2

Advices concerning the proceedings of disaffected persons in the County of Tipperary. Addressed, anonymously, to the Archbishop of Armagh.

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original


A Summary of the Observations of the Earl of Longford and others, Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 236-237

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

A Summary of the Observations of the Earl of Longford and others, Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland made in the several Revenue-districts of the Provinces of Munster & Connaught, & of part of Leinster, during their turn of inspection, from August 11th, to September 22, 1683.

[The Letter to the Duke of Ormond which accompanied the 'Summary' calendared above, and is mentioned in the endorsement, does not occur in the present volume].


Subjoined:-

General Observations, by the Earl of Longford upon the state of the Revenue service in the districts visited aforesaid

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 237

Document type: Original


Ormond to Temple

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 6 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 497

Document type: Copy

Sends a copy of the Lord Keeper's Remarks upon the Draught Commission for remedy of defective titles ...

... No return is yet made from Ireland concerning the halfpenny abated of the Customs of Tobacco ...

"There is no doubt the increase of the revenue here is aimed at, but if it be with double loss to that of Ireland, I do not see how the King will find his account in the matter". ...


The ... Petition of George [Legge] Lord Dartmouth to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 43v-44

Document type: Copies

Has, by the assignment of Philip Frowde, certain interests in the Castle, Fort and Town, of Mountjoy, in the County of Tyrone; and also certain rights of Church Patronage, in the said County.

Prays the King's grant of the reversion and inheritance of the same.

[With the Order & Report (Oct. 7)]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 9 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 540

Document type: Holograph

Before leaving Whitehall for Newmarket, the King gave directions for a reference to the Lords of the Treasury of the draught "Commission upon defective titles" [to Lands in Ireland].

It is not doubted that Lord Dartmouth has, by this time, demolished Tangier, andbrought off the Garrison and inhabitants; unless the Morrs shall have made some successful effort to interrupt his action ...


Case, for the opinion of Counsel learned, in relation to an augmentation of the temporalities of the Bishop of Kildare, under certain provisions of the Acts of Settlement, of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 301


Opinion of Sir John Temple, Solicitor General of Ireland upon the Case above-stated

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 301

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 11

Document type: Copy; in Entry-book

After various particulars concerning the military hospital at Kilmainham, Lord Arran writes: "My Lord Lanesborough's distemper, being the country disease, hinders hims from going abroad, and to go to him would make his Lady suspect my errand. His will is already made and I am confident it is his last one; and therefore his sons being here would do him no good; but on the contrary, my Lady having so great a power with his father if he were prevailed with to make a new one, it would be more to his son's prejudice" ...


Extrait d'une lettre ecrite del' armée impériale et Polonoise [concerning late military incidents of the war against the Turks]

Written from: [Camp near Barkan]

Date: 11 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 531

French.


Subjoined:-

Extrait d'une autre lettre écrite dans Barkan

Written from: Barkan

Date: 18 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 531v


Ormond to Longford

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 498

Document type: Copy

... It is not possible to prevent discourses, such as those complained of in his Lordship's letter, so long as there are men that are fond of profitable employments, & that have a good opinion of their own abilities,- or malice to those that are in place. The Lords of the Treasury are not free from insinuations of that nature, ... nor ever will be. The only way to prevent the ill effects of them is diligence, and that will not always serve, unless attended by success. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 542

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letters of Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 are received.

The Duke notices the procedure which obtains here, as to the appointment of official governors to Sutton's Hospital [The Charter-House]; and also some alarm which he finds has been felt in Ireland as to a possible return to the practice of setting the Revenue of that Kingdom to farm. It is not likely to be done at present. But the alarm will probably tend to make the Commissioners there not less diligent. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 11-13

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received the Duke's letters of 2nd and 9th inst; together with the letter of Sir W. Portman, and the examinations. Will send the latter to the Lord Primate, ... who is best able to advise in that matter. ...

Adds, at great length, particulars of various pending matters of routine, financial and juridical.


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 16 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 154

Document type: Holograph

Thinks that the Lord Deputy will find but "a cold scent" in prosecuting the search indicated in Sir William Portman's information; ... but it may be well not to slight the least hint ...


A Report from Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 242-243

Document type: Copy. [Five signatures].

Of (1) their further proceedings against the defaulting Farmers of the Revenue; and concerning (2), Quit-Rents due to the Crown; (3), Licenses of Innholders.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 16 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 544-545

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of Oct. 10. States his opinion upon certain points submitted to him upon the constitution of, and appointments to, the Army Hospital. The Duke adds that he knows the enlargement of the Concordatum Fund makes room for Charities. "But those good works ought to be at the King's, not at the Army's charge".

Notices protracted litigation, both in Ireland and in Scotland, between two claimants of the estates of the late Earl of Annandale [James Murray, second Earl, who died without issue],- in which the Marquess of Athol has an interest. The Duke was asked to write letters in the Marquess' favour to the Judges, but assured him that, whatever the practice in Scotland, such recommendations from any man,- and least of all from a Chief Governor,- were regarded in Ireland as not among the allowable offices of friendship. ...


Bishop of Cashel to Arran

Written from: Cashel

Date: 17 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 156

Document type: Holograph

The bearer of this letter, Mayor of Cashel, attends the Lord Deputy expressly to solicit a new Charter for [confirmation of] their franchises & privileges and the writer joins with them in the suit ...

The Bishop's labour here "has not been in vain; for the Church is constantly frequented, & filled, with a judicious & understanding people". ...


Questions concerning Licenses [for the Sale of Wine, Ale, Beer, and Strong-Waters, in Ireland stated in relation to the Revenue]. Presented to the [Earl of Arran] Lord Deputy

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 105

Document type: Original


Arran to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 14-16

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Has received the letter of the Lords of the Treasury of 29 Sept. ... Sir W. Petty has at length made his application "for the improving the branch of the Ale, Wine, and Strongwater licenses" ... It is a strange proposal, he himself doubting whether it would be honourable or profitable ... for his Majesty to grant. ... The law part of the matter is referred to the King's Counsel for their opinion ...

The frequent accounts given by the Revenue Commissioners of their proceedings lead to the belief that no fitter persons could have been chosen for such an employment ... It was not always the writer's opinion that a management was more for the King's service than a farm, but it is now ...


Arran to Shannon & to the Mayor of Cork

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

An information is herewith communicated which, if strengthened by the evidence of Robert Whorwood of Cork may conduce much to his Majesty's service.


Warrant by the Mayor of Chester for the committal of Patrick O'Brennan, & others, to Northgate Prison in Chester, upon charge of Robbery

Written from: Chester

Date: 19 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 135

Document type: Official Copy


A like Warrant, for the committal of James O'Brennan, to the Prison aforesaid

Written from: Chester

Date: 19 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 135

Document type: Official Copy


Mayor of Chester to Arran

Written from: [Chester]

Date: [19 October? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 136

Document type: Holograph

Upon suspicion of robberies committed in Ireland, by certain persons who have come thence to Chester, the writer has caused them to be imprisoned.

Communicates the warrants calendared above.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 13-14

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received the Duke's letter of the 13th inst ... since his Grace believes that the revenue here is like to be under the management of the Commissioners for a year longer, it is necessary that his bargain for the prize-wines should be received. ...

Adds a recommendation of a suit of Mr Kingdon.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 19 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 546

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letters of 14th and 19th inst.

The Commissioners of Revenue must expect, both efforts to supplant them, and severe criticisms on their actions and system of management. But there is not, the Duke thinks, reason to fear that either Cash in the Treasury, or that in the hands of Collectors, will be diverted, until the [charges upon the] "Establishment be fully answered", in the manner prescribed. On the other hand, there is as little reason to hope "for any redundance, that might be misapplied".

Mentions "the apprehension of the Tory Brennans at Chester, where they were in greater splendour and plenty than belonged to any of their race". If they were "proclaimed" in Ireland, a copy of the Proclamation should be sent over ...


A Correspondent not herein named to Colonel John Fitzpatrick

Written from: The Hague

Date: 19/29 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 432

Document type: Original. French

Has received Colonel Fitzpatrick's letter of Oct 6th. ... Gives an account of recent political incidents in Holland, and also of the purport of some foreign advices lately received there.

French.


Matthew Anderton to Gascoigne

Written from: Chester

Date: 20 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 145

Document type: Holograph

Particulars s to the apprehension at Chester of certain "proscribed [meaning "proclaimed"] Irish Highwaymen".


Lord Shannon & the Mayor of Cork to Arran

Written from: Cork

Date: 23 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 152

Document type: Copy

Have examined Robert Horwood. Being a Quaker he would not give evidence upon oath, but has given it on affirmation.


Encloses

The Examination of Robert Horwood

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

The Examination of Robert Horwood, taken before John Wright, esquire, Mayor of Cork [concerning his knowledge of the proceedings of certain Presbyterians [Henry Roone, William Pitt, & others] at and near Ilminster [in MS.: "Ilmister"] in the county of Somerset]


Ormond to Streete, Mayor of Chester

Written from: London

Date: 23 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 140

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Mayor for his care in the apprehension of certain robbers, escaped from Ireland ... The Bill of Exchange found upon them should be sent hither, as it may lead to further discovery. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square [London]

Date: 23 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 321

Document type: Original

Inquiry is to be made into the allegations made in a Petition from such of the Duke's servants as ride in the Regiment of Guards at Dublin, and attend him during his stay here; and due redress afforded thereupon.


A Report from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England, on the general state of the Revenue; on the outstanding arrears; and on various particulars of the Customs Branch

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 238-239

Document type: Copy


Subjoined

An Account of Cash received quarterly from the Collectors of the several ports & places following, from 28 December 1682 to 29 September 1683

Date: 29 September 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Copy


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 365

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the need to obtain some deeds out of Ireland in order to the perfecting of the marriage Settlements of Mr Hamilton. "As many prudential provisions", he adds, "doth the mother's care dictate, as might serve for a match of crowned heads".

Notices the apprehension of some Irish refugees at Chester ...


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 495-496

Document type: Holograph [Page 3 mutilated]

Of the Lord Keeper's observations on the draught of the 'Commission for remedy of defective titles', none are against that which is the main design of the Commission,- the securing the present possessors of lands against inquiries & informations, upon pretence of the King's title, but only against granting away too great franchises, & erecting too many Corporations - which may be prevented either by "Instructions" to the Commissioners, or by leaving those privileges wholly out of the Commission ...

Adds, at great length, remarks (1), upon the pending questions as to the Tobacco duties; ... (2), as to the means by which the withdrawal of the Garrison from Tangier may be prevented from becoming an injury; instead of being a benefit to Ireland, by lessening its burdens ...


A Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 35-36

Document type: Copy


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 499

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the progress of the Revenue Commissioners of Ireland, in execution of their trust. ... Thanks for his Grace's care in respect to a house for the Ordnance Office here.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 16-18

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Gives further particulars concerning the plans and financial arrangements for Kilmainham Hospital ...

Of what relates to Lord Athol, in the Duke's letter of 16th inst, the present writer will give an account to the Duchess having had a letter from her upon that subject. ...

"I am privately informed", he proceeds, "that most of the foolish things reported of the Irish Clergy at Kilkenny are true, so that I am afraid I shall be forced to use severity against them; for a man of their religion so qualified as Your Grace describes is not to be found". ...


Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 501

Document type: Copy

Desire directions in the matter of the agreement with the Lord Lieutenant, concerning Prizage of Wines. ... The half year's produce was £910. ...


Keatinge to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 166

Document type: Original

Reports some particulars concerning the crimes committed by the Brennans, and others. ...


The ... Petition of Captain Richard Coote to the King

Date: 31 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 45

Document type: Copies

Recites a certain grant to Petitioner's late father, the Earl of Mountrath, (made in consideration of his charges as a Lord Justice of Ireland) of a sum of £3,300 to be received out of forfeited bonds for exportation of wool from Ireland; and prays a reversion thereof.

[With the Order & Report (Nov 27).]


Commissioners of the Revenue, in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 October 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 503

Document type: Copy

Finding that the principal dispute, pending in the Exchequer between Sir William Petty and the late Farmers, was the reducing of quit-rents, in Kerry, from £954: 16s. 1 1/2d. to about £85, a year, and that after hanging for many years with little motion, it was hurriedly pressed to judgment, ... the Commissioners felt it to be their duty to gain a respite, being (at their first entrance into office), strangers to the matter ...

If judgment should be entered for Petty, there may, with equal ground, be reserved from the King about £1,606, a year, for ever, out of quit-rents upon lands in Kerry. On the other hand, if judgment he so entered, there may be recovered,- it is alleged,- from the Forths & their partners, a sum of £21,691: 4s. 8 1/2d, for so much allowed them by way of defalcation from their Farm [rent]. ... The question comes simply to this,- "Whether the hope of gaining, from the Forths, £21,691, be of equal value to the loss of £1,606 of the Inheritance of the Crown?" ...


An Answer to the 'Proposals' [concerning the Revenue of Ireland], delivered to me [William Dickinson] by ... the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran]

Date: Undated [October 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 3

Document type: Original


An Answer to a paper intituled, "Proposals for the management of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland" ... [By the Earl of Longford, Lemuel Kingdon, and others, Commissioners of the Revenue aforesaid

Date: [October 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 5-6

Document type: Original [With four signatures]


Some observations on a paper, titled: "Proposal [In this paper written:- "Proposed"] for the management of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland"

Date: Undated [October 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 7-8

[Anonymous, and undated.]


Answer to a Paper containing Observations & Queries, upon Beer, Ale, Wine, & Strong Water Licenses [in Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [October? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 107

Document type: Original


A Reply to a Paper [entitled as above] ... upon the Wine and Strong-Water Licenses, [in Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [October? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 113

Document type: Original


A Rejoinder [by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] to a paper called: "A Reply to ... An Answer to 'Observations and Queries upon Beer, Ale, and Strong-Water Licenses' " [in Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [October? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 109-110

Document type: Original


An Answer of the 'Projector' of Beer and Strong-Water Licenses to the Contra-projectors

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [October? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 111-112

Document type: Original


An Account of the Cash received quarterly from ... several Ports & Places ... [in Ireland] ... 25 Dec. 1682 to 29 Sept 1683. [Together with an account of the Cash remaining in the Collectors' hands].

Date: [October 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 248

Document type: Copy


Matthew Anderton to Gascoigne

Written from: Chester

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 146

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars concerning the Brennans & others arrested at Chester.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 168

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

Transmit observations ... upon the "Draught of a Commission for confirming defective titles" [to Lands in Ireland]. Desire that the Lord Deputy will be pleased to take the opinion of the King's learned Counsel upon them.


John Keatinge to Gascoigne

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 170-171

Document type: Original

Communicates particulars of the inquiries concerning the depredations committed by the Brennans & others, in Ireland; & also in relation to the proceedings against them at Chester.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 367

Document type: Holograph

Gives the tenour of advices from the seat of war in Flanders. notices some domestic and personal incidents ...


An Account of Cash paid [out of the Revenue of ireland], since the 25th of December 1682. [Sent to the Duke of Ormond in England].

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 513

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 548

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of a recent discussion, at the Treasury Chamber; upon the draught [sent over from Ireland] of "a Commission for remedy of defective titles" [to land in Ireland]. Notices some proceedings of the Irish Revenue Commissioners, and also the need which exists of some closer definition & divarication of the powers and duties of certain Revenue Officers.

The Duke has heard of a presentment against Lord Massareene, "upon an account very inconsistent with the trusts he has"; and thinks that unless his Lordship will give satisfactory assurances that he will give no countenance to Conventicles, but will conform himself to the injunctions of the Church, he cannot continue in administrative office under the Crown. ...


Mayor of Chester [William Streete] to Ormond

Written from: Chester

Date: 3 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 138

Document type: Original

Reports particulars of the arrest of certain persons in Chester, who are supposed to be criminals escaped from Ireland.


Enclosure 1

Examinations, taken upon oath before ... the Mayor of Chester [and others]

Written from: Chester

Date: 1 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 142-143

Document type: Copies (eight examinations)


Enclosure 2

Dennis Brenan to [Prisoners in Chester]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 147

Document type: Original

Desires to be furnished with a copy of the Warrant under which they are imprisoned.


Enclosure 3

Information of Alexander Marshall, of Lisburn in Ireland, merchant

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy


A Memorial of alleged services, in relation to the discovery of seditious and criminal practices in various parts of England and Ireland. Addressed by Samuel Starkey to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Gatehouse [Westminster]

Date: 3 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 172-173

Document type: Original


Scipio Cockayne to Israel Fielding

Date: 3 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 369

Document type: Original

Gives an account of various incidents at Court; of the regulations for public mourning, England and in France; and of the recent promotions and appointments in the Courts of Law at Westminster. ...


Mr Wynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 373

Document type: Original

Communicates, by order of Mr Secretary Jenkins, some incidents foreign and domestic. ...


Subjoins:-

Conditions aux quelles le Roy très-Chréstien consent que les différends avec le Roy Catholique soient terminéz

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 371-372

Document type: Copy

French.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 18-19

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has recieved the Duke's letters of 23rd and 27th October ... Notices various pending affairs, chiefly of finance. ...

"The Brennans, it seems, have broke gaol at Chester, or rather bought themselves out of it, which they might well do; for I am credibly informed that in the two years and a half ... that they have been out, they have robbed to the value of £18,000 [So in MS.]. I sent the Mayor of Chester one of the proclamations against them, but I believe they escaped before it came to his hands. It were necessary some extraordinary course were taken on that side against them". ...


Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 375

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Deputy for a letter of 16th October. Has conferred with Mr Baron North upon certain questions concerning the Revenue of Ireland. They both concur in the Lord Deputy's judgment that is for the King's service to continue that Revenue, in a management rather than in farm.

Is glad to find that the present Commissioners of the Revenue have Lord Arran's countenance and approbation. ...


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Newton-Stewart

Date: 6 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 377

Document type: Holograph

Gives further details as to the discovery of the papers of Mr Trail. Asks that a reward may be given to the writer's "phenatic neighbour" the informant. ...


John Price to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 505

Document type: Holograph

Presents, in course of the writer's duty, an accompanying Revenue account.


Encloses

An Account of three quarters' produce of the Revenue of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 505

Document type: Original


An Order, by the King in Council (made upon occasion of a Petition presented to his Majesty by the Sieur Citters, Ambassador from the States General of the Netherlands

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 418

Document type: In print. (Lond. Assigns of J. Bill &c. 1683).

An Order, by the King in Council (made upon occasion of a Petition presented to his Majesty by the Sieur Citters, Ambassador from the States General of the Netherlands, complaining of an assault on 5th November last), forbidding the making of bonfires or throwing of fireworks, within London and Westminster, at any time or upon any occasion whatsoever.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 27-28

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Communicates a conversation with Dr Dun, relating to Lord Lanesborough, who desires the Duke should know that he is not sorry for his going out of the world, upon any account but that he cannot live longer to serve his Grace. After his death his gratitude will appear; and he dies the Duke's faithful servant. ...

Encloses a minute of the case of Mr Barry.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 19-22

Document type: Copy; in Entry Books

The paper of objections to the proposed Commissions for remedy of defective titles (enclosed in the Duke's letter of 1st inst), shall be shewn to the King's counsel ...

But let the answer to those objections be never so good, the interest that will be made against it by persons that are deficient [in respect of their land-claims under the Settlement Acts] will prevail. So that the writer looks upon the proposal as a baffled business. ...

... In the writer's judgment the proposition for paying the Army every six weeks is impracticable ... "I am confident", he adds, "both the army and the country will be very well pleased, and his Majesty will suffer no damage, if they [the Revenue Commissioners] pay the military list every three months; and indeed that time is almost always spent, on one side, before returns can be had from Collectors; and on the other, before the muster-rolls can be closed, and cheques [meaning the deductions to be made, on various accounts, from the pay-warrants of officers & soldiers] ascertained". ...

Adds notices of Lord Massareene's affair; of that of the Corporation of Kilkenny; and of the outstanding arrears, due by the late Farmers of the Revenue - ("your Grace will lose three months, as the Army will six, unless the King ... pay it, for the Farmers will not be able").


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 379-380

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of 1st inst.; and also one from the Lords of the Treasury, enclosing "a paper of objections to the Draft of a Commission sent over for remedy of defective titles" to lands in Ireland]. Will refer the objection to the King's Counsel for consideration and to report.

Gives an account of the estate of public business in Ireland.

Notices some changes in the method of keeping the public accounts which will require the attention of the Commissioners of the Treasury in England. ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 381

Document type: Original; signed

Notifies a reference to the Lord Deputy of certain claims of the Marquess of Albeville. His services to the King have been great, and it is hoped Lord Arran will be able to do something for him in Ireland. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The indiscretion of the Irish Clergy at Kilkenny was discoursed of in this town much to Captain Mathew's prejudice, of which he was so sensible that, as Lord Arran hears, he has got some person to prevail with the Regulars to disperse. "I shall take care", adds the writer, "that the like folly be not committed any more" ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 507

Document type: Holograph

... The Receiver General this week completes twelve months' pay to the Army, as he has already done to the Civil List. And by the end of this quarter, with the produce of it, the Quit-Rents ... in collection & the arrears, ... it is hoped to have a considerable sum ... for the other uses of the establishment. ...

Most of the Hearth Money is farmed, this year, for about £800 more than last year ...


Ormond [to Arran?]

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 15 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 384

Document type: Holograph

Sends a paper received from Sir Samuel Foxon who holds a place called Graig, under the Duke, & within the Barony of Aghrim. The place is said to be remote from all other lands belonging to the Duke; and Foxon desires to be permitted to purchase it as being in the midst of his own Estate. Directs inquiry & report to be made upon the allegation ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 22-23

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Acknowledges the receipt of two letters written by the Secretary's direction, with their enclosures; but was better please with a third letter of 10th inst., mentioning that Sir Leoline was abroad again, after his feverish distemper.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 17 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 550

Document type: Holograph

Since the receipt of Arran's letter of November 6th, Sir Cecil Wyche has delivered to the Duke another letter of the 9th. As to the arrears due to Lady Ossory, he now makes no remark, as Sir Stephen Fox has been communicated with on that subject. As to the Duke's own claim against the late Farmers of the Revenue in respect to his right of Prize-Wines, he agrees entirely with Lord Arran that, in as much as the arrangement was a matter of private bargain with the Farmers, "no part of what is due to the King can be justly applied to the satisfaction of the Duke's personal claims; the King's claim must first be cleared.

Notices the arrangements which are made as to the disposal of the troops then at Tangier, after the demolition of the forts & mole shall have been accomplished. ...


Massareene to Arran

Date: 19 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 174

Document type: Holograph

Having heard that there may be yet further occasion to satisfy the Lord Lieutenant in a matter whereof the writer spoke at large, in his letter of 18 August last, & in order that no colour of offence may be given in future, the writer assures Lord Arran that he will wholly forbear to go to any of those meetings mentioned in the Duke's letter.


The ... Petition of Margaret [Boyle], Countess of Orrery, and Richard [Boyle], Earl of Burlington, Guardians of Lionel, now Earl of Orrery (within Age) to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 44-45

Document type: Copies

Pray Letters-Patent of Confirmation of certain lands and royalties, enjoyed by the said Countess, under covenants of marriage settlement, and entailed on said Earl Lionel, now minor.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 385-386

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Deputy for kind and affectionate expressions on the writer's account.

Transmits the King's letters for the erection of the Military Hospital at Dublin to be styled, in accordance with Lord Arran's desire, 'The Retreat'. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 23-24

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Particulars concerning the course to be taken to enforce payment of what is due to the Duke from the Farmers of the Revenue. ...

Sends a scheme for remodelling the establishment of the Military List, upon occasion of the demolition of Tangier.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 387-388

Document type: Holograph

Desires that one Colonel Owen formerly apprehended in Somersetshire, and then permitted, upon bail for good behaviour, to go into Ireland be again taken into custody and sent to Whitehall; after being examined, in Ireland, upon interrogations as to his knowledge of the late Conspiracy. ...


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 559

Document type: Original

His Majesty desires that the Lord Deputy will cause one Colonel Owen, now in Ireland, to be apprehended and sent hither, in safe custody. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 552

Document type: Holograph

The King desires to be furnished with another copy of the paper transmitted by Lord Arran concerning the regimenting of His Majesty's Army in Ireland. He told the writer that he put away the first copy so carefully that he cannot now find it. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 25

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Sir William Petty goes over into England, ... much offended at a letter from the Lords of the Treasury to stop proceedings in the Exchequer, upon the affair of the Kerry Quit-rents, which he has been so many years in suit for. ...

As to his project for improving the strongwater, wine and ale licences, ... the writer does not comprehend it well enough to give an opinion. ...


Arran to The Lords of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 26

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has received their letter of the 20th inst, with the enclosed proposition upon Sir W. Petty's suit concerning licenses. ... Upon its communication to him, he said it would rather hasten than hinder his journey; when upon the place [namely, at Court], he hopes to bring the matter to a good issue.

The pay for the Scottish Regiment shall be transmitted with all possible speed. It must be done with secrecy, or the merchants will raise the exchange. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 26-27

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Details concerning the letters-patent for the Hospital at Kilmainham.

There is a Colonel Owen, who has a concern in this Kingdom, and was an officer under Cromwell. ... It is in Kerry that his interest lies, so that it will take some time to bring him hither; but his Majesty's commands shall be speedily obeyed.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 29 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 554

Document type: Holograph

Affairs at Tangier are delayed, Lord Dartmouth being now engaged upon a treaty of Peace with the Algerines and with the Moors of Sallee. The charges of Tangier & of Shipping are to be taken off the Irish Establishment. The pay of the Scottish Regiment is to be charged upon the £30,000 [Which sum,- adds the Duke,- will be but about £24,000, after deducting the Exchange], now ordered to be transmitted from Ireland. ...


[ Thomas Wharton?] to Lord Wharton

Date: 29 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 77

Document type: Original

Communicates particulars of various political incidents; chiefly in connection with the recent plot. Says, of the Duke of Monmouth's position at Court, that apparently, he "was never better with the King" than now. There are great endeavours made for Mr Sidney, and some think there are hopes that he may be saved. ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original [With five signatures]

The King having ordered that those companies of Lord Dunbarton's Regiment what have been at Tangier should be brought over to England, any moneys made ready for the pay of such companies should be remitted hither.


Samuel Sowton to Ormond

Date: [November 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 244

Document type: Holograph

Submits various propositions concerning the Establishment of a Navy-Victualling Office in Ireland.

Is willig to contract at the rate of 3s. 7d., each seaman, or by an agency on his Majesty's account, & to his best advantage.


Encloses:-

Mr Sowton's Proposals for Victualling from Ireland, ... Six Ships of War ... and any others that his Majesty may think fit, &c.

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 246

Document type: Original


Report, by Attorney-General Sir Robert Sayer? to the King upon a petition of George Legge, Lord Dartmouth

Date: [November] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 383

Document type: Minute

Report, by Attorney-General Sir Robert Sayer? to the King, upon a petition of George Legge, Lord Dartmouth, in relation to a grant to [Philip?] Frowd, of the castle, town, and fort of Mountjoy, in the County of Tyrone and Kingdom of Ireland; since derived, by assignment, to the Petitioners.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 27

Document type: Copy

Has received the Duke's letters of 27th and 29th November. ... Is glad that the plan for regimenting the Army here is likely to take, in this conjuncture, without lessening the number of soldiers. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 509

Document type: Holograph

Received, yesterday, his Grace's letter of 26th ultimo, concerning Lady Longford, & also one from Lady Donegal, to the Lord Deputy on the same subject;- and little expected a storm from that quarter of the compass. ... All that, at present, the writer has to say about it is to beg his Grace not to believe the Devil so black as he is painted ... "I have paid" adds the writer, "above £7,000 of my debts ... since my coming over, and shall pay the rest as fast as I can". ... As to any concern between himself & his wife, he submits to the Duke, and to Lord Arran, in whatsoever "method & proportion they shall think fit and reasonable". ...


Sir Robert Southwell's Account of what the Duke of Ormond told him about the Duke of Monmouth

Date: 8 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 570-571

Document type: Copy


Notes, by Sir Robert Southwell of a conversation with the Duke of Ormond, concerning the Duke of Monmouth, and the late treasonable plot

Date: 8 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 346-347

Document type: Holograph


James Lane to his father Lord Lanesborough

Written from: London

Date: 8 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 389

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Lordship's letter of November 26. Gives particulars of the allowances received by him since his marriage in 1676.

Mentions the endeavours of the Bishop of London to obtain a pension [for Lord Lanesborough, as appears by the context] and adds, "but my Lord of Ormond opposed it". ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 511

Document type: Holograph

... Has already lodged securely in the Lord Deputy's hands, for the use of the writer's wife, her lands in the North, "the rents whereof she has enjoyed almost ever since we were married; her own steward accounting to her & paying to he order the rents of them". ... He has also conveyed her jointure to Lord Arran. ... Adds,at great length, other particulars upon the subject. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 10 December 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 556-557

Document type: Holograph

Notices the artifices employed by some of the writer's enemies at Court to disparage him in the King's opinion. When these contrivances fail, the course taken is to suggest to the King that possibly his service may, in some way, suffer in Arran's hands, and then to pay the Duke the compliment of saying that neither can he be spared from England, nor be able to govern Ireland at so great a distance, "whence the natural consequence will be that another must be sent".

The one sufficient remedy is to give detractors as little hold as may be; to serve the King fruitfully, diligently, & constantly, in their despite; & to leave all consequences to the good Providence of God ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 10 December 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 558

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Captain Burke as an applicant for military employment in Ireland, who has served abroad, and carries good testimonials ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 29-30

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

The Storms have been so great that, within three days, four ships have been cast away, coming into this port ...

Sends the model of an establishment, providing for the regimenting and increase of the Army ... By this scheme £18,000 is allotted to the Scottish regiment. The addition of £12,000 to make it £30,000, and the sixpounds a day to his Grace will make the whole sum amount to £229,000, or thereabout. ... Adds that there is now a considerable sum of money in the hands of the Receiver-General and the Collectors ... It is the writer's wish that this may be applied to paying the arrears due to the Army. "I am afraid", he continues, "it would be looked upon as an extravagant thing to propose; but when I call to mind what changes I have seen, ... this may be as a proper a conjuncture as any, for such a motion". Adds, in a PS, dated Dec. 12; "Last night, my Lord Lanesborough died".


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 391

Document type: Holograph

Describes what passed in Council upon the King's declaration as to the Confession made to His Majesty by the Duke of Monmouth.

Mentions the arraignmentof Lady Mary Gerard and another.

Adds: "Lord Petre is dying; he petitioned yesterday to have leave to try some other air, but could not prevail": ...


Declaration by the King in Council in reference to a statement upon the late Conspiracy submitted to His Majesty, in a letter, by the Duke of Monmouth

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 247v


Subjoined is:

Duke of Monmouth to the King

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 247

Document type: Without date, in this Copy. Endorsed, by Lord Huntingdon.

Although not conscious of any design against the King, the writer "laments the having had so great a share in the other part of the said Conspiracy".

Beseeches the King to endeavour to forget the faults he has forgiven. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 325

Document type: Original. With seal of arms.

The bearer, James Fitzgerald, knows it seems so much of himself that he thought it best to withdraw himself from his trust in Ireland, and rather to venture his securities, than his neck. But he has done his endeavour to preserve them both ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 210-211

Document type: Copy

Gives an account of what passed at the Council Board, on the previous day, concerning the Duke of Ormond.


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran] concerning the Duke of Monmouth

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 344*

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 13 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 560-561

Document type: Holograph

Although great and unintelligble turns have happened at Court, on account of the Duke of Monmouth, the Duke of Ormond has hitherto omitted to mention them, because unwilling to write mere conjectures. But now the King has made a Declaration in Council which is at once a record of the indulgence of a Father, and of the just resentment of a King. Happily, Monmouth and his party possess neither the parts nor the temper needful to give their bad design the chance of success. Their unseasonable expression of joy and triumph when Monmouth was thought to have attained influence over the King, occurred at a "conjuncture perhaps fatal to Mr Algernon Sidney, whose life could not then have been spared", without serious misinterpretation. ...


Extract from the Minutes of the Privy-Council declaratory of the reading, to the Lords assembled, of the letter above recited, and of His Majesty's speech, in Council, thereupon

Date: 14 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 379v

Document type: Copy


Gascoigne to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 15 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 180

By the Duke of Ormond's order, transmits an accompanying paper, believed to be that mentioned in his Grace's last letter to Lord Arran


Encloses:-

A Paper prepared by his Majesty at the Committee [of Privy Council] to be signed by the D[uke] of Monmouth, and which, being actually signed by him was, upon his importunity, restored him ... & he thereupon forbid the Court

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 182

Document type: Copy

[It is doubtful whether this Paper, or that which follows, was the actual enclosure in the letter of Dec. 15.]


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 139-140

Document type: Holograph

States the circumstances of the Duke of Monmouth's submission of himself to the King's pleasure; the proceedings thereupon, in Council; their publication by the King's command in the London Gazette, and the Duke's complaint of that publication "as highly injurious" to himself.

The King defended the publicity of the announcement; rejected a "warily drawn-up" letter, brought by the Duke; drafted one "according to his own sense", which Monmouth eventually signed; but next day besought the King to return to him.

The King, adds Sir Leoline, warned the Duke to consider well the effect of his proceeding. But, as he still persisted, gave him the letter: and forbade his appearance at Court. ...


An Extract of a Letter from the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland to to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 184


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 30

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Upon receipt of Sir Leoline's letter of 22nd November, sent an order to Lord Shannon, Governor of Cork, for the apprehension of Colonel Owen. Lord Shannon's answer is enclosed.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 393

Document type: Holograph

Adds some further details as to the King's declaration in Council, concerning the Duke of Monmouth;- with the remarks "I must acknowledge myself ignorant of the interiors of this matter". Notices other incidents, domestic & foreign.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 32

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Desires to know whether the proportion of gunpowder set apart by the Establishment may be purchased here; there being money enough in the Collectors' hands. No order would be needed for paying the £1,600, but for a pretension by the Master of the Ordnance of England that the powder must be supplied from the stores there,- which will involve great loss. The same powder can be delivered in Ireland, freight included, at £2. 15s. 0, or at most, £3 [per barrel], which in England costs £3. 10s., without freight.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 22 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 562

Document type: Holograph

Lord Rochester has told the writer that, in his opinion, the objections which had been started to the Commission upon defective [land] titles are fully answered, in the paper recently sent over by Lord Arran.

The Duke has seen Arran's letters about the affairs of Lord and Lady Longford, written to the Duchess of Ormond. Longford's affairs are in terrible disorder. It is no cause for wonder that his wife's friends should be importunate to obtain assurance "that she shall not want bread". ...


A Minute-Roll of the Officers and Artificers of the Train of Artillery [of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 692

Document type: Original


[A Statement of] the Balance of the Account of the Lord Ranelagh & others, Undertakers of the Revenue in Ireland. [With a Certificate thereof, by Oliver Grace, Deputy Receiver]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 123

Document type: Original


An Account of Cash received quarterly from the Collectors of ... several Ports & Places [in Ireland], from 25 December 1682, to 25 December 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 264

Document type: Original


A View of his Majesty's Charge and Revenue, in Ireland, from 25 December 1682 (when the late Farm determined), to 25 December 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 265-268

Document type: Original


[A List of] Dormant Warrant [for payments, by concordatum, out of the Revenue of Ireland], from 25 March 1682 to 25 December, 1683

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 397

Document type: Original


An Account of Cash received [into his Majesty's Treasury at Dublin], from the Collectors of the several ports ... from 25 December 1682, to 25 December 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 286

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


An Account of Concordatums [payable in Ireland], for the quarter ending 25th December, 1683

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 407

Document type: Original


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Date: 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 395

Document type: Holograph

Returns a paper [apparently relating to the Duke of Monmouth, but not now appended], which, says the writer, "sets me right in several things which appeared dark to me, in this late conjuncture. My Lord Lieutenant writes, like himself, clear and great. What course the young man will now prescribe unto himself is beyond my imagination". ...


Fitzpatrick to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 397

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 18th inst. Will not fail to remind Lord Rochester of his promise "to Settle the Knight-Marshal's affair".

Mentions, in passing, the matters of the Duke of Monmouth.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 27 December 1683 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 564

Document type: Holograph

Notifies the causes which have delayed the going into Ireland of Captain Coote, who will now embark, when the frost breaks. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James' Square

Date: 27 December 1683 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 566

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letters of December 13th, 18th, and 21st. Thinks that Sir John Davys need not fear that anyone on this side will seek so insignificant a place as that of second Secretary for Ireland. It has neither fee nor business.

The letter written by the now Lord Lanesborough is disingenuous. He plainly drove at the payment of the arrears of his allowance, and also at obtaining a reversion of it for his son. The Duke dissuaded the new Lord from seeking the enhanced dignity of an Earldom [Desired also (he adds) by the late Lord]; and told him that the honour granted to his father was obtained for him, by the Duke, only with difficulty, and amidst envy ...


An Account of Money paid and payable to the Establishments for Ireland and by virtue of his Majesty's Letters out of the produce of the year ending 28 December 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 254

Document type: Original


The ... Petition of Henry Slingsby, esq to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 46v-47

Document type: Copies

Prays a grant of certain foreshore lands, in various counties of Ireland, therein enumerated, in order to their reclamation from the sea. [With the Order of Reference, and the Report (Jan 7. 1684)]. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 30-31

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Has given an account to the Duchess of Lord Lanesborough's Will. Lady Lanesborough desires to put her daughter's portion of £5,000 into his Grace's hands, at 8 per cent interest ...

A letter, written to Lord Lanesborough, came since his death into Lord Arran's hands, and was opened by him. It proved to be from his son [Richard Lane 2nd Viscount Lanesborough], and contained this passage: "My Lord of London [Henry Compton] has left no means unattempted to prevail not only about your pension, but also to obtain what your Lordship was made by me formerly to expect, and had succeeded, but that my Lord of Ormonde opposed it, without whose being passive it was impossible to be done". ...

Encloses papers concerning Sir W. Petty's project about Licenses.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 399

Document type: Holograph

Has written, in accordance with the Lord Deputy's desire, indicated in his letter of 16th inst, into the West of England to make inquiries after Owen [See MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 30]. The Government here take this Owen to be a brother of the Dr. Owen,- "bell-wether of the Independents, and the great cajoler of Cromwell,- who was Dean of Christ Church". But, adds the writer, "I have no certainty of this" relationship [The ordinary lives of Dr Owen throw no light on this conjecture]. Adds that Monmouth continues to stay at Moor Park. Cannot see how the Duke is to be restored to the King's favour whilst holding his present course in politics. ...


The ... Petition of Henry, Duke of Grafton to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copies

Prays for a grant of certain mills and lands at Kilmainham near the City of Dublin. [With the Order, and Report (Jan. 19, 1684).]


[A Note of] Additions to the [Military] Establishment of Ireland

Date: Undated [December? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 186

Document type: The Endorsement is in Gascoigne's hand


A Representation to the Duke of Ormond from the late Commissioners for executing the Commission of Grace, for remedy of defective titles [to Lands in Ireland]

Date: [December? 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 256

Document type: Copy [Eight signatures]


A Memorandum of the disposition of the yearly sum of five thousand pounds, payable, as a temporary allowance, to his Grace the Duke of Ormond, by the present Establishment, after the full payment of the sum payable to his Grace, by virtue of a contract with his Majesty

Date: [December? 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 258

Document type: Original


James, Duke of Monmouth to K. Charles II

Date: [December] 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 379v

Document type: Copy

Denies an imputation that he had attempted "to discredit the evidence given against those who have died by justice". He was not conscious of any design against the King's life, but "laments the having had so great a share in the other part of the conspiracy". ...


James, Duke of Monmouth to King Charles II

Date: Undated, in this transcript [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 434

Document type: Copy [Together with a report of the King's Declaration in Council, of the occasion and object of the letter; and his command that it be recorded]

Desires to clear himself of "some reports, as if he ... should have gone about to discredit the evidence given against those that have died by justice". Was not conscious of a design against the King's life, but laments "the having had so great a share in the other part of the said conspiracy" ...


Notes and Extracts, by Thomas Carte on the "Secret History of the Rye-House Plot, and of Monmouth's Rebellion"

Date: 1683-1685

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 198, fol(s). 35-36


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 164

Document type: Holograph

Has to complain of "the bad usage of a Lady [Lady Kildare?] who, though young, hath as many dilatory shifts as the oldest treader of the Temple walks". Finds that "the entail will be insisted on; to which", adds the writer, "I told her Ladyship that the old Lady Clare, in paying £30,000 to old cheating tailors' bills, shop-books, &c. would never plead such entail; and that it would seem hard it should be set up against his Lordship [Arran] who had so generously given up that & all other deeds" ...

Adds notice of some incidents at Court, & elsewhere. ...


[A Schedule of] the Names of all the Militia-Officers, in the County of Tipperary

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 199


[A Schedule of] the Names of such Prelates, Peers, and others, as are Justices of the Peace, in the County Palatine of Tipperary

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 201


An Account of Quit-Rents [due to the Crown in Ireland; arranged according to the several districts of collection; with the names of the Collectors thereof]

Date: 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 15-16

Document type: Original [The title cited is from the endorsement; words within brackets excepted]

The aggregate amount is £68,001: 7s. 10 1/4d.


A Schedule of Sums demanded by the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland; in mitigation of their outstanding debt]

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 39

Document type: Original; as drawn by the Commissioners of the Revenue


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 107

Document type: Minute, or Draught

Recite former Instructions given to the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, inhibiting payments by the Farmers, save upon express warrant from the Lord Lieutenant, or Lord Deputy.

Desire, by way of particular exception thereto, that Drafts upon Collectors of Revenue, drawn by the Farmers, aforesaid, or by Samuel Heron,- not exceeding the sum of £900,- be allowed; provided the acquittance of the Earl of Castlehaven for such sum be first produced by the Farmers, upon their accounts aforesaid.


Warrant, by the King for the grant to his Majesty's Troop of Guards in Ireland, like privileges to those enjoyed by his Horse-Guards in England

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 188

Document type: Draught


Patrick Sarsfield to Arran

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 197

Document type: Original

States the arrangements made for the re-hearing of a Land-claim [arising under the Act of Settlement,- as it would seem from the context]. Asks that certain instructions given thereupon by the King, to the Lord Lieutenant, may be communicated to the Commissioners, on or before a day named.


Observations upon an Act of the Parliament of Ireland, entituled, "An Act for estbalishing an additional revenue upon his Majesty", &c. [With a breviate of the provision of the Act aforesaid]

Date: [1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 203


The King to Ormond

Date: Undated [1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 204-207

Document type: Copy

Directs the passing under the Great Seal of the Kingdom of Ireland of Letters-Patent incorporating certain persons herein named as "the Master, Wardens, & Commonalty, of the Mystery of Vintners of the Guild of S Andrew the Apostle, of the City of Dublin".


An Expedient proposed to prevent judgment from being given upon Marshall's Plea [in a Cause depending in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, concerning certain Quit-Rents of lands in that Kingdom, as signed to Petty and Marshall

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 176

Document type: Apparently Original. Without date, signatures or address.


A Way to secure & satisfy what is justly due to his Majesty, from Sir James Shaen, and Partners, late Farmers of all Revenue of Ireland

Date: [1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 729

Document type: Original


A Prospect of the General Account, containing the full charge of all the payments agreed to be made unto his Majesty, by Sir James Shaen & his Partners, late Farmers and Grantees of all his Majesty's Revenues ... of ... Ireland; &c

Date: [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 733

Document type: Original; signed by Shaen


Propositions submitted to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland by the late Farmers of his Revenue of that Kingdom concerning their outstanding arrears of Rent

Date: [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 37

Document type: Copy


Proposals for the Imposition of Stamp Duties, in Ireland, for advancement of his Majesty's Revenue. By Lodowick Jackson Apparently, addressed to Richard, Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy.

Date: [1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 321

Document type: Holograph


Appended thereto:-

Reasons for promoting the Propositions [of Stamp-Duties, in Ireland. By Lodowick Jackson].

Date: [1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 321

Document type: Holograph


Memorial concerning the services in the King's Household of John Fox Senior, and of John Fox, Junior. With some particulars concerning the ancient routine of succession to certain minor officers therein.

Date: [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 61

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto:-

A Warrant by the King for the admission into his Majesty's Household, as Clerks of the Accatry, of John Fox and Robert Fenn

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 September 1660

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy


A Report on the State of the Revenue of Ireland, addressed to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy in reply to a paper delivered by the Farmers thereof ... and entitled: A Short View, &c.

Date: [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 729

Document type: Original


Form of Warrant, by the King for the swearing-in of a Privy-Councillor of Ireland

Date: [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 1


A Note addressed to the Duke of Ormond by a Writer not therein named concerning certain passages in The History of the Irish Rebellion by Edmund Borlace; and concerning some inquiries thereinto, by Dr. John Nalson

Date: Undated [1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 573-574

Document type: Original. Endorsed, by Ormond, with the name "Ludlow".


Defence of a Peer of the Realm, unnamed, upon a charge of High Treason

Date: Undated [circa 1683?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 428-429

Document type: Without name, date, or note of any kind

Defence of a Peer of the Realm, unnamed, upon a charge of High Treason.

[Apparently not printed in the State Trials.]


De Templo Hierosolymitano. [Notes and Extracts. By Samuel Carte With several Plans].

Date: [circa 1683]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 110, fol(s). 524; 526-528v; 530-532v


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