Carte Calendar Volume 60, 1684

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Carte Calendar Volume 60, 1684

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 60

Extent: 369 pages



Ormond to [Sir Leoline Jenkins?]

Date: 1 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 515

Document type: Copy

The payment of the garrison of Tangier & of some ships being charged by the King upon Ireland, it will be necessary to appoint an agent to solicit their affairs at Dublin. ... The enclosed is the draught of a letter (to be submitted for the King's signature), for putting Mr Ellis into that employment, for which he is every way well fitted.

All the troops & companies in - even those in Dublin - have a like agent, with an allowance of two pence in the pound, at their charge.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 1 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 1

Document type: Holograph

On speaking with Sir Christopher Musgrave (acting Master of the Ordnance, in Lord Dartmouth's absence) as to the rates of gunpowder delivered from the King's stores, the writer finds that it is charged at about £3 the barrell.

The Duke adds some particulars of the financial engagements of Lord Longford.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 32

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received his Grace letter of 22 December. Is glad to find that the modelling of the Army, and the Commission upon defective titles, are like to succeed. ...

Adds some particulars concerning family affairs of Lord Longford.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 3 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 327

Document type: Copy

... The King, and Duke [of York], have seen the design sent over by Arran for modelling the Army in Ireland, and have made no objection to it save that the Duke thinks it better to put the Horse into three regiments, of eight troops a piece; instead of into four regiments, each of six troops. ...

The Lords of the Treasury insist that the £30,000, a year, which is to be transmitted from Ireland hither, shall be clear; over & above the charge of exchange, which, the writer thinks, will come to £2,500. ...


Reading to Arran

Date: 5 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 401

Document type: Holograph

Gives the purport of the political advices received from the Netherlands. Says that Monmouth is "certainly gone for Flanders, to his good friend, the Marquess of Grana. It is believed [that] had he signed or not signed the paper, he had always resolved upon some foreign service, as soon as he had got his pardon." mentions the death of Lord St Albans, from a surfeit "at supper at Mrs Croft's". Adds that he died much in debt.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 7 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 218

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Instructions, as to Army pay, & some correlative matters.


Lady Ossory to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 403

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

At Christmas 1682, there was due from the Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland, on account of Lord Ossory's pension, seven quarters, amounting in all to £3,500, of which £3,150 is still unpaid. Entreats the Lord Deputy's intervention to enforce payment; adding: "if you do not assist me now that you are in the Government, the whole sum is in danger of being lost"; and a heavy hability will fall upon the Duke of Ormond, under a bond given on Lord Ossory's behalf.


William Penn to [Arran] [this letter is without address, but the endorsement appears to be in the hand of one of Lord Arran's secretaries]

Written from: Philadelphia

Date: 9 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 211-217

Document type: Holograph

The singular intimacies allowed to the writer (above men of his rank) at the Court of Ireland are remembered with adequate resentment. For he has gratitude, though he lacks the ability to shew it. ... He describes, at great length, his views as to the limits of temporal government, and as to the rights of conscience in matters spiritual. Entreats that "conscientious and good-living Dissenters", in Ireland, may not be troubled on account of religion. ...Adds that he "pleads against his interest; for the severities of those parts increase the plantation & improvement of these. But is for the just & merciful thing; - whosoever gets or loses by it." ...

... "In this Province, there may now be about four thousand souls, in all, speaking within compass. We expect an increase from France, Holland, & Germany, as well as our native country. ...

... The air is sweet & clear, which makes a serene & steady sky, as in the more southern parts of France. Our summers & winters are commonly, once in three years, in extremes, but the winters seldom last above ten weeks, & rarely begin till the latter end of December." ...


William Penn to Ormond

Written from: Philadelphia

Date: 9 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 199, fol(s). 5-7

Document type: Copy

Assures the Duke of the writer's grateful remembrance of the favour shewn to him in the Court of Ireland. Notices the severities exercised against Quakers in England, although none of them - of any note or condition - have taken part in plots against the Government; as indeed the writer had previously, in his parting conversation with the King and the Duke of York, earnestly asserted that they would not. describes the "good land" of Pennsylvania; its rich woods; its abundant game and fish; its sweet air; and fruitful vines.

Philadelphia has 150 houses (built in one year), and the country settlements number 400. It is the writer's hope that the growth of comfort to the Colonists may soon be inseparable from that of advantage to the Crown.

Note: See also MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 211-17 where Edward Edwards suggests that the recipient of this letter might be Arran.

Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 33

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

... Submits a draught of a letter for the King's signature, concerning a benefice in the diocese of Meath, as to which "the Bishop ... and Mr Padmore are now agreed". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 12 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 3

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's scheme of a new Revenue Establishment for Ireland is still under discussion in the Treasury Chamber. Some changes have been proposed, which the writer thinks may be for the better; but he reserves all mention of details, until further progress can be reported.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 15 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 405

Document type: Holograph

Reports the progress of various government measures, political and military; and, in part, relating to Ireland. Mentions the provision made for those "occasions of concordatums", in which the writer has an interest. Notices the death of the Duke of Norfolk and that of Lord Montagu of Boughton.


Countess of Derby [Lady Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Ossory, and wife of William, 9th Earl of Derby] to Arran

Written from: [London?]

Date: 15 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 407

Document type: Holograph

Has often wished herself at Dublin this winter. Hopes to dance there with Lord Arran, before she dies. The gentleman who brought his letter to her carries, to the Governor of the Isle of Man, an order to effect Mr Brabazon's [in MS.: "Brabson"] desire. The writer hears that she "is like to be an ant", again; and hopes her brother Ossory may "be as happy as he deserves"; though Lady Ossory is scarcely his equal in good temper.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 January 1684 [sent with the letter of January 12th, which had been accidently delayed]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 3v-4

Document type: Holograph

Another meeting has taken place upon the question of the Establishment for Ireland; and the Military List is now ready to be submitted to the King, who will have to decide whether the Cavalry shall consist of three regiments, or of four. The writer inclines to recommend four; the Duke of York is in favour rather of three. If the King inclines also to that proposal, the writer will not press his own view.


Certificate, by James, Duke of Ormond, of the services of the late Sir George Carr, as Secretary to Thomas, late Earl of Strafford, when Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and, subsequently, as Secretary to the Duke himself

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 15 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 47

Document type: Copy


Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 409

Document type: Holograph

A Petition from Colonel Henry Slingsby, on which the Duke of Ormond has notified his opinion, is also referred to Ireland for that of the Lord Deputy. It is for the "use and service" of H.R.H. the Duke of York.


A Brief of Warrants ... for pay of the Army [in Ireland], 10 February 1683, to 22 January 1684

Date: 22 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 262-263

Document type: Original


A Proclamation [of the Emperor Leopold I], being his Imperial Majesty's Act of Oblivion to the Hungarian Rebels

Written from: Lintz

Date: 22 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 438

Document type: Translation; in print, n.d.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 22 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 5

Document type: Holograph

Owing to the prevalence of Easterly Winds, no letters have been received from Ireland of later date than December 27.

Meanwhile, progress has been made with the scheme for the re-organization of the Irish Army, upon a footing which, the Duke thinks, "will, all things taken in, come to less than £23,000", a year - a sum, it is hoped (he adds), that falls within the product of the Irish Revenue during the last year.


The ... Petition of Donnogh [MacCarthy], Earl of Clancarty, by his mother and guardian, Elizabeth, Countess of Clancarty. [With the Order and Report (February 23).]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy

Recites a grant to Charles, late Lord Viscount Muskerry, of certain forfeited lands in the barony of Muskerry, whose rights thereunder have devolved upon petitioner, and prays the issue of letters patent in confirmation thereof.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 33-35

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

... If the powder may be delivered out of the Tower Stores at £3, a barrel, will move no more for a supply elsewhere, although he could have the same, from the people that furnish the Tower, at £2 15s. ...

Adds further particulars concerning the Army-modelling, and the Revenue of Ireland. ...

"If no more than £30,000 be expected from hence, ... and the Establishment be no higher than £246,000, we shall do very well, for I am made to believe that the revenue will yield, neat, £260,000, even this last year." ...


Lady Mary Cavendish to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 26 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 415-416

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates him on the birth of a son [in London].

Mentions other matters of family interest, and among them, the marriage of their cousin, James Hamilton, with Mrs Reading, with whom, adds the writer, "he was strangely in love [written before the parties to this marriage had seen each other]; so, perhaps, they are yet happy. My unkel Fitzpatrick", she continues, "maiks his court more than ever to the Duches of Portchmouth. Whether his designe bee for a plaice, or a good wife, he has the hopes of succeeding."


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 26 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 7

Document type: Holograph

Another son has been born to Lord Arran [in England], and Lady Arran is in good condition. As disputes about precedency may arise upon the new regimenting of the Irish Army, double commands in one officer must be avoided. That arrangement will tend as well to lessen dissatisfaction, as to promote the general good of the service.

The Duke of Monmouth has been served with a subpoena to testify against Mr Hampden.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 35-36

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received their Lordship's letters of the 7th and 10th instant. ... As to the quicker paying of the Army, can give warrant for it - without putting their Lordships to farther trouble - whenever the Commissioners of the Revenue give information "that they have too much cash in the Collectors' hands; and that without altering the musters, for the Army being six months in arrear, what is to be paid them will be in part of what they have mustered for already. But, lest that may be an inducement to keep the Army in arrear, I assure your Lordships", adds the writer, "I can find out an expedient to make a quick circulation of the monies without it." ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 411-412

Document type: Holograph

reports, with details, the progress and state of the of Ireland, at the close of the last year. Gives an account of the military Establishment and of other charges on the Revenue.

Encloses a letter from Sir John Davys, in relation to the King's Commission "for remedy of defective titles" to lands in Ireland. Sir John asks that in virtue of his office as Secretary of State, his name should be inserted in that Commission, "from which he expects no advantage to himself".


Breviate, by the Duke of Ormond, of the letter above-recited. [Received in London, February 7.]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 412v


James Clarke to Arran

Date: 29 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 220

Document type: Holograph

Colonel Edward Cooke died yesterday. That night, Colonel Vernon was set upon at Doctors' Commons, by "four gentlemen of the Guards". ... The Doctors hope he will recover.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 36-37

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The last year's revenue will amount to a considerable sum above what is needed to pay the Civil and Military Lists. ... The poor pensioners, upon the Establishment, ought to be considered, and the Army, which is six months in arrear. ... There will be enough to satisfy both; and if this be done, the writer believes that "the Army would willingly part with the other three months". ...


Award of James, Duke of Ormond, in virtue of powers reserved to him in a certain Deed of Marriage Settlement

Written from: [St James's Square]

Date: [January 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 47v

Document type: Copy

Award of James, Duke of Ormond, in virtue of powers reserved to him in a certain Deed of Marriage Settlement, made between the Earl of Barrymore and Richard, Lord Santry, on occasion of the marriage of Lord Buttiphant with a daughter of the said Lord Santry; for the payment of a certain sum of money by Lord Santry to the Earl of Barrymore.


An Account of ammunition remaining in the several stores round the Kingdom [of Ireland]; the 3rd of February, 1683

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 644

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 37-39

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Details of Army and Ordnance affairs in Ireland. ...

Encloses a list of the Army, as it is now composed, that the Duke may choose such captains as he thinks fit, for his own regiments. For giving them their right stations and precedency there will be no great difficulty. The writer did that once, in Lord Berkeley's time. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 417-418

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of 22nd and 26th of January, with their enclosures. Is of opinion that the changes made in the writer's draft-plan for the remodelling of the Irish Army are much for the better. Gives some particulars as to commissions. Adds: "When I recommend Tom Fairfax for a Regiment he must part with the Guards to some Captain of this Army".

Reports various details of military finance, and of military stores. Sends a list of the Army, "as it is now composed".


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 419

Document type: Holograph

Sends his congratulations on the birth of Lord Arran's son.

The Petition of the City of Dublin, together with the Lord Deputy's letter thereupon, has been referred to the Lords of the Treasury.

Seven mails are now overdue from France & Flanders [This was the time of "the great frost", which appears to have set early in December and to have continued until the day after the date of this letter]. And no news has been received from Lord Dartmouth [then at Tangier; he returned to England on the 2nd of April], since November 19.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 39-40

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Encloses an account of ammunition remaining in the several stores of the Kingdom; and also an account of the fund (of £19,840) set apart for the supplying the stores, and for repairs of magazines, &c. The £1,500 remaining, upon balance, was received by Lord Longford. ... If he pays in his sum, there will be in stock, upon that fund, £5,036 19s., besides £766 18s. due from the late Farmers, and the £1,600 due for last year's allowance of stores, upon the Establishment.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 5 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 9

Document type: Holograph

On the previous day, eleven packets came in from Ireland but only two letters (of 2nd and 11th January respectively), from Lord Arran, arrived by them.

The Commission respecting defective titles will be carried over by Baron Worth.

As first drawn, the military scheme made provision neither for chaplains nor for surgeons. On the writer's representation, the King has ordered the addition of both, "which will swell the account by about 1700£ a year", in addition to the sum previously stated.


Bishop of Kildare to Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 232

Document type: Holograph

A letter that comes by this packet from the Lord Deputy recommends ... the reviving of the King's letter [June 15, 1672] to the late Lord Lieutenant, the Earl of Essex, in favour of the liberties of Christ Church, Dublin. ...

Mr Gascoigne's good offices for passing speedily the revived letter though Mr Secretary Jenkin's office are requested.


Encloses

Copy of the King's letter to the Earl of Essex, of 15 June 1672

Date: [15 June 1672]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 230


Sir Thomas Newcomen to Arran

Written from: Sutton

Date: 7 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 222

Document type: Holograph

If there be anything which the Lord Deputy may deem to be of value in the accompanying paper, the writer will esteem his pains about it to have been well bestowed.


Encloses

Reasons, humbly offered to Your Excellency [the Earl of Arran], for preserving the discipline of the Army, & taking away the reproach they lie under in England

Date:

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 224-225

Document type: Original


Wyche to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 7 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 421

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the opening of the ports, by change of weather, and the arrival of many packets; but there is still, he adds, a lack of news from Flanders. The title of Secretary of War for Ireland being now vacant, by the death of Lord Lanesborough, is solicited by the writer, "though it brings neither business nor profit, but barely a name". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 7 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 11

Document type: Holograph

It is the request of Sir Cecil Wyche that a patent may be passed in Ireland, granting to him the office of Secretary at War. Such a grant, it is conceived, falls within the incidental powers of the Chief Governor & General of the Army, without warrant from hence.

Three further letters (up to January 31) have been received from Lord Arran.


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

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 8 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning Customs-duties & the Customs-House Establishment in Ireland.


Transmit

An Account of an Agreement made between the Chief Commissioners ... of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, and Francis Babe of Dublin, relating to the management of the Excise ... for the year ending 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 210

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 9 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 13

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of "a very cheerful account" of the receipts and payments, within the first year of the new management, of the Irish Revenue, just received from Lord Longford. Adds some particulars as to military commissions, and other Army affairs.


Gerard Bor to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 234

Document type: Holograph

Transmits various letters; and also wool-licences for the Duke of Ormond's signature.

Seconds the Bishop of Kildare's request for the revival of the King's former instructions concerning the liberties of Christ Church precincts in Dublin.


Notes on the Law of Titles of Honour. By Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.

Date: 11 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 55


Ormond to Longford

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 12 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 15

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Longford's "hopeful prospect of the Revenue", contained in his Lordship's letter of January 27. The writer is of opinion that it is unfit to leave any considerable sums of money in the hands of the collectors of the various districts. Such moneys would certainly be safer in the hands of the Receiver-General at Dublin.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 12 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 16-17

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's second list of officers recommended for employment in the Irish Army, contained in his letter of February 3rd, will be used by the Duke in the preparation of a full list, to be submitted to the King, together "with the best observations he can make of the persons" named therein.

The Duke is of opinion that Lord Longford (now Chief Commissioner of Revenue) should resign his office of Master of the Ordnance, if he can find a fit person who will repay him its cost.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 40-42

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Further details of Army and Ordnance affairs and estimates ... (in reply to the Duke's letter of February 5).


The King to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy

By agreement with the Duke of Ormond, the King is to continue to hold and enjoy to his own use, for one year from 25 December last, all the duty of Prizage in Ireland belonging to the said Duke, in consideration of a sum of £2000, to be paid by his Majesty, by instalments herein specified.


An Order, by the King in Council, referring to the consideration of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the Petition presented to his Majesty by Piers, Lord Dunboyne

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 239

Document type: Original


Appended

Petition of Piers, Lord Dunboyne, to the King

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 239

Document type: Original

Recites faithful service to the Crown of petitioner & his ancestors, and losses sustained during the late Usurpation.

Prays for a grant of the lands of Ballyholid in the county of Tipperary.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 16 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 331-332

Document type: Copy

Notices further proceedings in matters of Revenue and of Land-Grants in Ireland.

Says, concerning the organization of the Army in that Kingdom, that the [Trinity] College there will furnish chaplains to the several regiments, but the surgeons, he thinks, will best be had from England. ...

Adds an account of intelligence received from Lord Dartmouth's Tangier Expedition.


Sir William Dugdale to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Blyth Hall

Date: 16 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 322

Document type: Holograph

Mentions, in answer to an inquiry from Sir Robert Southwell, the great diversity of the meaning, in records, of the term 'Regis Clericus', and refers to various authorities and glossaries.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 42-44

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received the Duke's letters of 7th and 9th inst., and also one by Dick Coote. ...

Allowing the Revenue to have yielded but £260,000 for last year, ... after payment of the Establishment (£200,000, or thereabout, pensions included), and of the three months' [arrear] pay to the Army (£36,000); "your Grace's additional allowance & arrear being added, there will yet remain a considerable sum to be disposed of". ...

If the Duke can compass the raising of another regiment of 1,000 men, the revenue, in the writer's opinion, will bear it. ...

None of the merchants here will transmit the £30,000 into England by monthly proportions under ten per cent, and they expect to have their money paid them in this town, before they draw; and that would be of vast prejudice to his Majesty's revenue. Mr Price, the Receiver-General, will undertake it at ten [per cent] ... "without desiring days of grace, or bringing cash to this town, to the prejudice of the country". ...


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 423

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of the political advices that have, at length, "come to hand, out of Holland". The King, he adds, likes well the French proposal for a truce with Spain for twenty years.


John Price to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 425

Document type: Original

Submits an abstract of the receipts into the Treasury of Ireland, during the year ending 25 December 1683, prepared from the several returns made by the Revenue Collectors to the King's Commissioners.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 16 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 18-19

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars of the embarrassed condition of Lord Longford's affairs, both in England and in Ireland.

Mentions a letter received from Lord Mount-Alexander, respecting the fortifications at Charlemont; and notices some other matters of military administration.


Arran to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 44-45

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The Petition and Order of Reference mentioned in his Lordship's letter of 19th January are not yet come to hand. ... The Commissioners of Revenue agree in the opinion, stated in the writer's letter to the Lord Lieutenant, that Mr Price's proposal, for transmitting the £30,000, is most for his Majesty's service. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 427

Document type: Holograph

Submits an account of the receipts into, and payments out of, the Crown Revenue of Ireland, during the preceding year.

Mentions a suit made by the writer in 1683, in relation to his office of the Ordnance in Ireland. The granting of it would have the advantage of bringing the Ordnance business near to the Custom-House and Council-Chamber.


Subjoins 1

An Account of the Revenue of Ireland, for the year ending 25 December 1683

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 429

Document type: Original


Subjoins 2

[An Abstract of] the General Arrear of the whole Revenue ... [of Ireland], ... as distributed into their particular branches

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 429

Document type: Original


Sir Richard Aldworth to Gascoigne

Written from: Cork

Date: 18 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 237

Document type: Original

Recites the writer's services in the Army of Ireland from the year 1642. Asks Mr Gascoigne to mediate with the Duke of Ormond, upon occasion of the new regimenting of that Army to confer such a field-officer's place therein, as his Grace may deem the writer to be worthy of.


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 430

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Smith, one of the Clerks of the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland, to submit to the Lord Lieutenant various details and exemplifications of the Revenue Accounts, of the year ending December 25, 1683.

Adds some details as to Customs duties and as to prizage; and also some observations as to the prejudice which would accrue to the commercial and political interests of Ireland, by the withdrawal from thence of a sum exceeding £30,000, per annum, to be spent in England.


Mr John Ellis to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 432

Document type: Holograph

To like effect with the former part of the letter of the Earl of Longford.

Adds an expression of the sense of obligation to the Lord Deputy Arran, felt by the Commissioners of Revenue, for the countenance afforded them, by his Lordship, in the discharge of their duties.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 243-244

Document type: Copy

By the bearer of this letter, William Smith, an account is sent of the produce of the whole Revenue of this Kingdom. ... Their Lordships will see that the total arrear is £23,221 12s. The writers "could not make it less, since from one month to six weeks of Revenue is always uncollected. ... If it could be driven more near ..., would but injure the Revenue, by rendering the people incapable of living. Now, by a little stock thus respited, they are enabled to proceed in their calling." ...

Details are added, at great length, concerning the late Farm of the Revenue and other pending questions.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 21 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 20-21

Document type: Holograph

The Establishment for the civil and military government and administration of Ireland is at length settled; and a proviso has been added that whatever surplus may remain after payment of the Civil and Military Lists, and of Pensions, shall be applied to maintenance of forts, supply of stores, recruitment expenses, or other like incidents of the public service, and necessary defence, of Ireland.

The Duke adds that probably two years must elapse before any considerable surplus, applicable to such uses, can be expected - "a quarter of a year's pay to the Army coming to thirty and some [additional] thousands of pounds".


Earl of Barrymore to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Castle Lyons

Date: 22 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 25

Document type: Holograph

Asks Mr Gascoigne's good offices with the Duke of Ormond, in respect to the matter of certain papers herewith enclosed [but not now appended to this letter].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 45-47

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

... Personal affairs of Lord Longford, who, the writer thinks, ought to be persuaded "to part with his employment of Master of the Ordnance; but the greatest difficulty will be where to get a person qualified for it. If one cannot be found on that side, I know of never a monied man here, fit for a place of such credit and command. Mr Kingdon would be glad to purchase it, but the objection of being a Commissioner lies as well against him as the other; else, I know no man fitter." ...

Notices the state of the [Phoenix] Park, and other minor affairs. ...


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

Written from: Customs House, Dublin

Date: 26 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 247

Document type: Copy

Report various particulars concerning duties of Customs & Excise in Ireland.


The ... Petition of Wentworth [Dillon], Earl of Roscommon, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy

Prays for the issue of letters patent for restoration to petitioner of certain estates in the counties of Westmeath and Longford, confiscated during the late Usurpation.

With the Order & report (15 March).


Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 438

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the delay to send into Ireland the petition of Colonel Henry Slingsby, until the going thither of Mr Baron Worth; and the satisfaction given at Court by the accounts of the Irish Revenue.

Adds some particulars of the case of Colonel Fairfax, in relation to a petition presented to the Lords of the Treasury in England.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 26 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 26

Document type: Holograph

Has had a conversation with the King upon the subject of the nomination of officers to the new-modelled Army, in the course of which the King expressed some intentions which if retained will involve a reconstruction of the Establishment scheme, and a considerable increase of charge.


Warrant, by the King, (1) for giving precedency of payment to the Civil and Military Lists of Ireland, respectively, before the List of Pensions; (2) regulating the appropriation of surplus revenue accruing in Ireland, if any

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 19

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 28 February 1684 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 22

Document type: Holograph

Adds some further details to the account of the military re-organisation for the defence and service of Ireland, given in his previous letter, of 21st inst.

Mentions a meeting with the Earl of Danby, on the previous day, "going into the King's dinner". Danby, he adds, grows a courtier, and presses for the Marquisate, for which he had a warrant "a little before he gave up his white-staff". Those who are not Danby's friends possibly (thinks the Duke) "do not more envy his promotion, than they apprehend it may be a step to employment".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 February 1684 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 24

Document type: Holograph

Since the writing and despatch of his former letter of this date, the Duke has learned that Lord Arran will receive a royal letter for a commission [in the Army of Ireland] to Denny Muschamp. The letter was obtained by Colonel Fitzpatrick, and Muschamp's profit by it is probably to be nominal.


The ... Petition of Richard Butler, late of Killcorrell, in the county of Tipperary, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 February 1684

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

Document type: Copies

Recites his loss of certain lands, during his minority, by neglect of due proceedings under the Act of Settlement. Prays a grant of certain other lands, in compensation.

With the Order and Report (May 15).


The ... Petition of John Winckworth, and others, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 50

Document type: Copy

Recites services performed against certain rebels in the counties of Wexford and Carlow; and prays the King's protection in relation to certain incidents, and proceedings in the Chancery of Ireland, thence arising.

With Order and Report.


The ... Petition of Charles Evers, of Ballyneahine in the Queen's County, to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy

Prays a grant of the King's pardon; in anticipation of a false accusation of complicity in a robbery, committed near Ballyneahine, in August, 1683.

With the Order and Report.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 48-49

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received his Grace's letter of 21st inst. Notices various details mentioned therein of Army affairs, and chiefly of Army finance.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: February 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Report their proceedings in respect to the affairs of the lease of the Duke of Ormond's prizage; to matters of Army finance; to the forfeited estate of a late conspirator, Captain Walcot; and to other pending financial affairs of Ireland.


A Particular for a train of Artillery for ten guns [for the service of Ireland]

Date: [February? 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 19v-21

Document type: Copy


Duke of York to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 3 March 1684 [the Duke dates by New Style as to the year - "1684" only]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 440

Document type: Holograph

Could not refuse his consent to the application of Harry Slingsby, and others, concerned in the papers, carried over by Judge Worth. Recommends the dispatch of the matter, "supposing the grant [desired] to be no way prejudicial to any of His Majesty's concerns".


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 442

Document type: Holograph

No late news have yet come to hand "of the heats at Amsterdam", other than that they continue, and that Friezeland "is fallen fully into the sentiments" which prevail at Amsterdam. Sends the last Memorial of Van Citters, and the answer given to it by Lord Sunderland.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Denny Muschamp, after a journey into Scotland to avoid the being in durance in England, has at last got safe hither, and was yesterday presented to me by my Lord Primate". ... I have not so good an opinion of that gentleman's parts ... as either my Lord Primate has, or those who have thought fit to make him Register to the new Commission of defective titles, ... and I must confess I am not so fond of the Commission now, as I was. ...

Lord Longford has consented to part with his place of Master of the Ordnance. ... None, here, can come near his price but Mr Kingdon. ...


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 245

Document type: Copy

Elucidation of the Revenue Accounts transmitted in February preceding. ...


Encloses

Certificate of John Price, esquire, his Majesty's Receiver-General in Ireland, of sums paid to him on account of the Revenue of Ireland, for the year ending 25 December 1683; and of sums outstanding

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 247

Document type: Copy


A Brief State of the [Irish] companies' [Army] pay, at Tangier

Date: 8 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 646

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 50-51

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received his Grace's letters of the 26th and 28th February. The information as to taking money, by the writer or by some body under him, for employments in the Army, is a thing so impossible to be true (having had none in his time to dispose of), that he does not look upon the informer as his enemy. ... Adds particulars as to matters of revenue. ... Encloses papers "which inform of a new plot, but I hope", he adds, "there is no truth in it, for it comes from a soil very fertile in sham plots". ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 444

Document type: Holograph

Supplies further details and explanatory illustrations of the Accounts and Abstracts of Irish Revenue, formerly communicated to the Lord Lieutenant.


Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 446

Document type: Holograph

Has learned form the Solicitor-General in Ireland, by his letter to Lord Sunderland, of an objection taken to the issue of letters patent granting to his Lordship, in pursuance of instructions conveyed in a letter from the King, the sum of £21,000 out of the Irish Revenue. Says that "several of the Commissioners of the Treasury were acquainted" with the royal letter, "but not, indeed, formally at the Board". It hath had, however, "in effect, all the caution necessary for a Grant from His Majesty"; and the writer is confident that Lord Arran "cannot suffer, in ordering it to pass".


By the King: A Proclamation [against privateering at Sea, or other piratical practices and depredations. With rules and ordinances for regulating navigation and naval customs.]

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 12 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 419

Document type: In print (London, Assigns of J. Bill & others)


The Petition of [Henry O'Brien], Earl of Thomond, to the King

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 12 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 50v

Document type: Copies

Prays for an effectual grant of certain emoluments, belonging to petitioner's office as Governor of Clare.

With the Order of Reference; and Report (March 29).


Sunderland to Arran

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 15 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 448

Document type: Holograph

Sir John Temple having sent back the King's letter on the writer's behalf, lately transmitted into Ireland, with [a statement of] "what objections it met with there", application has been made to Lord Rochester to state the consent of the Treasury thereto. That consent having now been notified, the writer hopes the Lord Deputy will give the business "all possible dispatch".


Vernon to Arran

Written from: Needwood

Date: 15 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 450-451

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Excellency's letter of February 29. Had the writer "been in London, where the rich widow is", he would have obeyed Lord Arran's commands. Hopes very soon to return thither, and will then obey them. Adds: "It is really believed she hath £20,000 in money, and certainly £800, per annum" [besides].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 51-52

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Expression of great thankfulness, upon receipt of better news of the Duke's health. ... "I hope", he writes, "I need not tell you, at this time of day, what an affliction it would have been to me if you had been carried off; ... and that purely out of duty & gratitude, and not out of the just apprehension I might have of falling lower in the world, when you are out of it; - knowing very well that I am placed in this high station, more because I am your son, than for any merit or abilities of my own". ...


An Address from the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the [Earl of Arran] Lord Deputy concerning the allowance demanded for the money lost [upon Foreign Coin] by the [late] Proclamation

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 19 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 250

Document type: Original [with five signatures]


Encloses

An Account of money lost, by [reason of] the late Proclamation, for which the several Collectors ... demand allowance in their Accounts

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 252


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 19 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 456-457

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the recovery of the Duke of Ormond from a late illness. Notices some incidents at Court. Communicates, at length, various opinions that have been expressed concerning "the Commission for defective titles" - a subject "much discussed of here". Ventures, in conclusion, "to foretell that little or no money will be got upon this Commission".


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 20 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 249

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

The King having signified his pleasure that a sum of £30,000 a year, from 25 December last, should be supplied out of the Revenue of Ireland, in net money, towards the pay of his Majesty's forces in England, an agreement has been made, by the Commissioners of the Treasury, with Mr Thomas Price, who has undertaken the exchange at ten per cent. ... His Excellency will therefore be empowered to issue his Warrant to the Receiver-General to pay not only £7,500 for the quarter ending at Lady Day 1684, but also £750 for the exchange, in addition. The residue of both payments for the year is to be made by nine equal instalments monthly, beginning on 25 April next.


A Copy of the letter calendared immediately above. With an endorsement by the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 20 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 251


Ormond to the Bishop of Oxford

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 20 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 333v

Document type: Copy

Was moved, a good while since, to address a letter to the Bishop & the University on behalf of one of the French Refugee Ministers. ... Now, at the renewed instances of the Bishop of London, encloses such a letter, by the bearer, M. Le Roy - without waiting to consult his Lordship - as he had desired to do.


Encloses

Ormond to the Vice-Chancellor [Bishop of Oxford] and University of Oxford

Date: 20 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 333

Document type: Holograph-Minute

On account of the severity of the proceedings against French Protestants, each of my Lords the Bishops, with the assistance of some of the Clergy, has undertaken to provide for one French Minister. ... The bishopric of Oxford being ... of small extent, a like measure is recommended to the Bishop & University, jointly.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 20 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 28

Document type: Holograph

Has but just recovered from a fever, thought by the physicians to be dangerous, and can write only briefly.

sends the King's command for the despatch of five companies of the Scottish Regiment into England.

Adds: "The new plot is of all others the most improbable"; and that Lord Arran will probably receive some account of it from the Secretary of State, into whose hands the investigation of it has been placed.


Note relating to Sir Piers Crosby

Date: 24 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 604v

Document type: In Carte's hand


James Clarke to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 175

Document type: Holograph

Reports the improvement in the Duke of Ormond's health; and also some particulars concerning the young Lord Ossory's visit to Calais.


An Account of Concordatums [payable in Ireland], for a year, ending 25 March, 1684

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 413

Document type: Original


An Account of ordnance, arms, ammunition and other stores of war, remaining in the several magazines in Ireland, on the 25th of March 1684; and in the charge of William, Lord Viscount Mountjoy, Master-General of his Majesty's Ordnance

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 417-444

Document type: Copy?


[A List of] Officers established by patent for management of his Majesty's Revenue in the Kingdom of Ireland; for the quarter ending 25 March 1684

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 460

Document type: Copy


[A List of Customs and Excise] Officers nominated and appointed by the Commissioners [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], in the Port of Dublin, and the other ports and districts of the ... Kingdom

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 461-478

Document type: Copy


Report of the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, to the Lord Deputy, certifying the quarterly charge of the Establishment - above-recited. With the Deputy's order of approval thereupon.

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 478v

Document type: Copy


Arran to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 53-54

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received Lord Arlington's latter of 15th inst. ...

Communicates the instructions given by the Lords of the Treasury concerning Lady Ossory's pension. ... "Without some order from his Majesty, with the approbation of the Lords of the Treasury, my Lady Ossory can be paid but out of the late Farmers' effects, and ... preference is given to the military list". ... Their effects, the writer fears, will not amount to near the sum due; ... and they owe the King £80,000 besides.


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 25 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 141

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 18 March.

All our sparks are going as volunteers, into Flanders. The Duke of Monmouth is certainly with M. de Grana; and, since the Prince of Vaudemont is to be Viceroy of Sardinia, Monmouth, it is thought, will command the Spanish horse.

Lord Ossory has been enticed on board Lord Dunblane's yacht, & was at sea throughout the late great storm. Care was taken to keep her Ladyship ignorant of his danger.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 55-56

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Reports the arrangements made concerning the march and quarters of the Scottish companies of foot. ...

Adds particulars concerning Kilmainham Hospital; and concerning the succession to the government of the castle and town of Londonderry.


Richard Coote to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 460

Document type: Original

By direction of the Lord Chief Justice (who is suffering from gout in his hand), he answers, on his Lordship's behalf, the letter of the Lord Deputy of 22nd inst.

Thomas Quirke, a provincial of the Jesuits, has been examined, and, in compliance with the terms of the Proclamation, although he is infirm of body, has been committed to the custody of the Sheriff of Kilkenny.

Adds some particulars respecting the Franciscan and Dominican convents in Kilkenny.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 27 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 30-31

Document type: Holograph

It is the King's pleasure that the newly appointed Commissioners of Inquiry into defective land-titles in Ireland shall themselves prepare and send into England a draught of Instructions for their own guidance [to be considered in Council]; and that one clause of such Instructions shall "set a bound to fines and increase of rent, beyond which nobody shall be required to pay".


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 563

Document type: Copy

Reports various particulars, as desired by their Lordships' letter of 10 January last, concerning the lands allotted to the Lord Viscount Massareene as reprisals.


Encloses [with other papers & reports not appended to the Copy here calendared]

Petition of John, Lord Viscount Massareene, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 565

Document type: Apparently, Original

[Concerning reprisal-lands to which petitioner claims to be entitled, in compensation of lands formerly possessed by him, and from which he has been removed "to make way for the restitution of the Marquess of Antrim & others, whom his Majesty was pleased to restore before reprisals"]


Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, to [Thomas Tenison, D.D., Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, afterwards Bishop of Lincoln & Archbishop of Canterbury]

Written from: London

Date: 29 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 433-434

Document type: Copy; with a correction or two in the Earl's hand. The letter is without address, but must have been written to Tenison. The Earl has added the important lines of the Inscription referred to, on a blank leaf, in his own hand.

Has received the Vicar's intimation of his dissatisfaction with the last line ... ("quarum animabus propitiator Deus") of an Inscription which the Earl had caused, or was about to cause, to be placed upon a monument in St Martin's Church. That expression was used "with deliberation and waryness", but the Earl has reconsidered the subject carefully, upon learning the objection felt to it. He states (at great length) the accordance of the sentiment conveyed in the words at issue, both with devout Christian feeling, and with the teaching of the Church. Adds an expression of his hope that, upon further thought, he may find compliance with his desires, "without making this matter a public dispute", by an appeal to the Bishop of London. ...


Arran to Jenkins

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 March 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 56

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Transmits papers, sent by Captain Langston (of H.M.S. Greyhound), which are supposed to give an account of Lord Dartmouth's proceedings [concerning Tangier and the voyage thence]. ... Adds: "The four companies belonging to this country were put into Bantry, but bound for Kingsale [Kinsale]. I hope they have reached their port by this time, for they have endured great hardships; and so has the rest of the Fleet."


The Duchess of Portsmouth's Supposed Speech to the Duke of Monmouth. [A political satire.]

Date: [March? 1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 145


Opinion of some grounded men, upon many experiments made in models, [concerning shipbuilding, for his Majesty's Navy. [By Sir William Petty.]

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 343


In Gulielmi Pettoei novum Navium construendarum rationem: "Viderat Angliacis tardas Pettoeus in undis", &c.

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 343v


Totals contained on the Establishment [Civil & Military] of Ireland; commencing 1 April, 1684

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 290

Document type: Original


Ireland: Charles R. An Establishment, or List, containing all the payments to be made for Civil Affairs; to begin from the first day of April, 1684

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 11-14

Document type: Copy

Note. The total of this Establishment is £23,787 11s. 5d.


An Establishment containing all the payments for Military Affairs in Our Kingdom of Ireland, to begin from the first day of April 1684

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 14v-17v

Document type: Copy

Note. The total is £197,588 7s. 6d.


An Establishment, or List, containing the several Pensions which are to be paid out of Our Revenue in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 179, fol(s). 11-14

Document type: Copy

Note. The total sum is £9531 8s.


Mr John Cooke to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 466

Document type: Original

Communicates the resignation by Sir Leoline Jenkins of his office of Secretary of State. Lord Sunderland succeeds to the office of Principal Secretary. Mr Godolphin is appointed to be Junior Secretary.

Asks Lord Arran to honour the writer, through Mr Feilding, with information whether the appointment to that special dependence (as private secretary), which he has for some time had upon the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland, be in the Chief Governor & Council there, or in the first Secretary in England.


Genealogical Table of the family of Hastings, Earls of Huntingdon. By Theophilus, seventh Earl.

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 217


A Note of the children of Henry Hastings, of Woodlands in the county of Dorset, esquire, and of their issue. [With additions in the hand of Earl Theophilus.] [Probably drawn up nearly at the same time as the Table above-calendared.]

Date: 1 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 216


The ... Petition of the Provost, fellows, and scholars of Trinity College to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 52-53

Document type: Copy

Recite the grant of certain lands in Kerry to the petitioners; and subsequent incidents in relation thereto. Recite also the late endeavour of the Farmers of the Revenue to charge them with an overplus of rent. Pray redress.


The ... Petition of the the Mayor, commonalty, and citizens of Londonderry to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 51-52

Document type: Copy

recite their incorporation, by charter of King James I. pray increased powers in relation to the holding of sessions, and of fairs.

[With the Order of Reference; Report of the Solicitor-General of Ireland; and that of the Lord Lieutenant.]


Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 3 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 253

Document type: Copy [five signatures]

It is thought necessary, upon the occasion of sending over the Commission giving power for confirmation of defective titles [to lands in Ireland] that his Excellency should direct the Commissioners to prepare Rules & Instructions for their own guidance in their duty, the draughts of which are to be transmitted hither for his Majesty's approval.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 56-58

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Reports a conference with the Solicitor-General concerning methods of procedure upon the new Commission for remedy of defective titles. ...

Is confident that when Lord Mountjoy knows how desirous his Grace is that he should deal with Lord Longford [for the office of Master of the Ordnance], rather than anybody else, he will strain as far as he can to make the purchase. But, adds the writer, "I am afraid when he hears how many young noblemen are going to the wars, he will scarce be prevailed with from desiring leave to go a volunteering; and the charge of such an expedition will not agree with such a purchase". ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 5 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 468

Document type: Holograph

Mentions various incidents at Court; the death of Lord Brouncker; and the establishment by the King of a "standing rule that all officers [of the Army] that get leave to sell their commands, ... and those that buy them, shall pay twelve pence in the pound towards the new Hospital; which", he adds, "raises a considerable sum, and may be practised in Ireland", if Lord Arran should think it fit.

Mentions also the wish of the writer to get a statue of the King set up in the Irish Hospital. "The statue is the very same that Toby Rustat set up at Windsor, which I got of him for £60 - that cost him £480 - "but a new horse will cost me", he continues, "£400".


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 58-59

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Gives "a very particular account" of the fire in Dublin Castle, "betwixt one and two of the clock this morning, as near as I can guess; and of my proceedings upon it. Nobody can do it so well as myself, for certainly never man had a narrower escape." ...

Adds: "I thank God nobody has been killed or ill hurt upon this occasion. What damage your Grace and I have suffered, ... I cannot yet learn. But I find the King has lost nothing except six barrels of powder, and the worst castle, in the worst situation in Christendom. ... For the value of the ground it stood upon, and the land belonging to it, his Majesty may have a noble palace built; and I believe there are a hundred projectors at work already." ...


Marquess of Athol to Arran

Written from: [London?]

Date: 7 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Was preparing to set out upon a journey to Ireland, which would have enabled him, in person, to thank the for civilities rendered, "in an affair of Sir Robert Murray, against Broughton", wherein the writer is concerned, when he received a command to stay in England, for the King's service.

Begs the Lord Deputy's patronage for the cause referred to.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 8 April 1684 [No. I] [By an oversight, this letter is dated "1683". The contents shew that it must have been written in 1684.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 34-35

Document type: Holograph

Notifies various instructions respecting the administration of the Army & Revenue of Ireland, and the organizing of the new Hospital [near Dublin].

Adds that, amongst the young men of the day who think it be fitting to see a French campaign, is Lord Ossory [in MS.: "my Grandson"; afterwards second Duke of Ormond]. The writer has given him leave, notwithstanding the inconvenient charge of his equipage; which is as nothing, however, "in comparison of the advantage it may be to him to remove him from a very idle slothfull way" of life, into which he had fallen.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 8 April 1684 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 32

Document type: Copy

Accredits the bearer of this letter, Captain Winckworth, on whose behalf an inquiry into certain particulars of his conduct in Ireland is needed, with reference to a petition which he has presented to the King.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 143-144

Document type: Holograph

The fire which broke out earl yesterday morning in Dublin Castle "was so terrible in its appearance, and wrought such an amazement and consternation upon the generality of the inhabitants in this City, that they rather prepared themselves for a sudden ruin and destruction. And, indeed, they had very much ground for their fears. Had the flames reached to the Magazine of Powder, a very great part of this City had, in all probability, been buried in ... ruins."


Bishop of Chichester [Guy Carleton] to Ormond

Written from: Chichester

Date: 9 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 255

Document type: Original

Requests, on behalf of an infant great-nephew, Samuel Carleton, grandson & heir of Ambrose Carleton [and son of Andrew Carleton, eldest son of the marriage of Ambrose aforesaid, with a sister of Sir Nicholas Whyte [of Leixlip]], who had an estate in the county of Monaghan, and was, during the Irish Rebellion, forced to emigrate, such letters commendatory to the Judges in Ireland as may procure for him information concerning the estate of his grandfather aforesaid, as to which he is at present wholly ignorant.


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

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 12 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 257

Document type: Copy [ five signatures]

Report what has been done by the writers, concerning outstanding arrears of rent due by the late Farmers of the Revenue here.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 12 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 38

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of April 4th. The Duke is of opinion that Lord Mountjoy would do better to purchase the mastership of the Ordnance, "than to spend his money in an expedition that is not likely much to instruct him: And yet [he adds] the Spaniards & the Prince of Orange talk high still of relieving the towns, and fighting of battles".

Is about to go to Windsor, and to meet Lord Dartmouth there. It is his purpose that Dartmouth shall give the King a report of his late expedition [to Tangier], before he, the Duke, shall submit his proposition for raising a new regiment.


Ormond to the Solicitor-General of Ireland

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 12 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 36-37

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for congratulations upon his, the Duke's, recovery of health. The reality of the satisfaction expressed in the Solicitor's letter is not doubted; although so much cannot be said of all letters to a like effect. Communicates his views as to the financial situation of Ireland, and also upon the late affairs at Tangier.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 58-60

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

By a speedy repair of certain offices belonging to the Castle, the writer intends, within a fortnight, to keep his table there but is unwilling to lodge within the walls, until the powder is removed. ...

Adds: "I hope his Majesty will consider well before he consents to any project for building a palace for the government. ... The removing it far from the place it stood in will undo the City. They have been so kind to me, that I am obliged to stand their friend." ...

Thinks that Lords Longford and Mountjoy will soon agree as to the purchase of the mastership of the Ordnance. Lord Mountjoy hopes that a regiment will be annexed to the command; else, he fancies, it would be a discredit to him. ...


Longford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 470

Document type: Holograph

Has paid ready obedience to the Duke's advice, communicated through Lord Arran, that he (the writer) should resign his "Master of the Ordnance" office, and his other military commands; and also with respect to the dealing, as to the succession thereto, with Lord Mountjoy. The terms he is willingly to leave wholly to Lord Arran's decision.

Adds some further particulars as to the affairs of the Revenue.


Lady Mary Cavendish to Arran

Written from: [Windsor]

Date: [13? April] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 472

Document type: Holograph

Upon family affairs; and upon incidents at Court.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: St James's Square [London]

Date: 14 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 335

Document type: Copy

Upon alighting here, the writer received an account of a fire happening in Dublin Castle. ... The King has lost the most habitable part of the worst house any Governor of a Kingdom or province in Europe ever lived in. The writer has lost his furniture there. The records and papers, it is hoped, are saved. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 337

Document type: Copy

Reflections on the late fire at Dublin Castle.

Proposition as to the appointment of a suffragan to act on behalf of the invalid Bishop of Down.


Encloses

Petition of the Bishop of Down to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [March 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 337


The ... Petition of Vere Essex [Cromwell], Earl of Ardglas, and Hugh [Montgomery], Earl of Mount-Alexander, on behalf of themselves, and others

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 55-56

Document type: Copies

Pray for a charter of of corporation, in order to enable them to buy lands for establishment and perpetuation of races, to encouragement & improvement in breeding of horses.

[With Order and Report.]


Sunderland to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 474

Document type: Holograph

Notifies the official changes consequent upon the resignation of Secretary Sir Lionel Jenkins. The writer will now have more frequent opportunities of obeying the Lord Deputy's command. Adds congratulations on his Lordship's escape from the great danger caused by fire in Dublin Castle.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 15 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 40

Document type: Holograph

The account of the fire in Dublin Castle came to the Duke, just upon his return from Windsor; and was by him communicated immediately to Lord Sunderland (now first Secretary of State).

Some time, adds the Duke, must be allowed to the malicious to invent lies upon the subject. "As the world goes, the wonder will be if it escapes censure." But Lord Arran's preservation, after he had performed all his duty, outweighs the loss sustained [that is, the loss of property, and especially perhaps of papers]. Arran cannot be too greatly sensible of God's goodness in his deliverance.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 476

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Lord Deputy on his escape from the dangerous fire and explosion at Dublin Castle. Is confident Lord Arran will not again lodge himself near to such much gunpowder. Had more than once conferred with the Duke of Ormond as to a change of abode for the gunpowder. Adds some notice of recent incidents, military and political.


Bishop of Down and Connor [Thomas Hacket] to Ormond

Date: [17? April] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 478

Document type: Original

Recites the near expiration of the writer's twelvemonth's leave of absence from Ireland, on account of great sickness, which still continues, so that he is unequal to a journey even of six miles. Prays for a renewal of the license.


Jenkins to Arran

Written from: Old Spring Garden [London]

Date: 17 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 480

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Lord Deputy upon his escape from the recent calamity at Dublin Castle.


Rochester to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 259

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Earl on his escape from an imminent danger on occasion of the late fire in Dublin Castle. Thanks him for a letter of March 20, intimating the issue of an "order for passing my Lord Sunderland's patent".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 19 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 42

Document type: Holograph

Both the King and the Duke of York have spoken with as much concern and kindness of Lord Arran, upon occasion of the late fire, as any friend he has.

The Duke adds that he is not so bold now to propose the reinforcement of the Army [in Ireland] as he was, before this accident - at least, until the opening of a new year.

George Hamilton's disappointment, in the matter of a troop of dragoons, will bring the Duke no small trouble from the young man's mother [one of the Duke's nieces (or sisters?)], and will heavily afflict the youth himself; but it shall go hard with the Duke, if he fail to get him a company, ere long.


Bishop of Ferns & Leighlin [Narcissus Marsh] to Arran

Written from: Stapleton

Date: 22 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 261

Document type: Holograph

Has viewed the Churches of Wexford in view of assigning one of them, in accordance with the Lord Deputy's commands, to the French Congregation . Finds St Mary's to be fittest for the purpose, ... but it needs great repairs; ... and the town is very poor.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 22 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 263

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

The bearer brings the new 'Establishment' for Ireland, as signed by his Majesty.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 22 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 44

Document type: Holograph

Lord Ossory's [in MS.: "Our young man"] approaching journey gives to the Duke much occupation with his concerns. The news of the investing of Luxemburgh hastens the departure of all volunteers who go for honour & experience.

There is no danger that any proposition for building a new residence for the Chief Governor of Ireland will be dealt with over hastily here. The Duke approves Lord Arran's determination not to lodge in the remaining part of Dublin Castle; not only on account of Arran's safety, but because if shift were made to do so, it would tend to retard the provision of a more cheerful house than could possibly be formed within the Castle, unless the whole wall from the powder-magazine to Birmingham's Tower [in MS.: "Bringingham's Tower"] be taken down


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 265-266

Document type: Holograph

Has written to the Bishop of Downe concerning the desired prolongation of his leave of absence from his diocese - recommending that the application (if persisted in) should be made, directly, by the Bishop himself to the Lord Lieutenant. ...

... As to the appointment of a co-adjutor, the practice has, for a very long time, been wholly discontinued in Ireland. ... Its revival might lead to great inconveniences, ... and might much discourage the Bishop & Clergy of this Kingdom. ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 24 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 482

Document type: Holograph

Reports the progress of the negotiations with the trustees of Lord Kildare, for the settlement of Lord Arran's claims against the estate of the late Earl of Kildare.

Mentions the death of Lord Purbeck [Robert Villiers, or Danvers, third Viscount (so socially recognized, though the disputed claim to this peerage was never formally admitted by the House of Lords)], "in a duel of six in France [this duel was fought at Liege; Colonel Luttrell, and Sir Thomas Nugent, were amongst the other parties to it]"; and other incidents.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 46

Document type: Holograph

Captain Muschamp desires to part with his company to one Smith, now a lieutenant, whose father served Charles I faithfully. If Muschamp bought, he ought to have leave to sell; and if the young Smith take after his late father, it will be a good exchange, for the service.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 60-63

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Is anxious to hear how the account of the late fire here is taken by his Majesty, and the Ministers of State - being afraid that, in this malicious world, the thing may be so misrepresented as that the writer may be censured, for what he could not help. ...

Notices the march of the Scottish companies, and some misdemeanours committed by Captain Eastland. ...

Feels assured that the revenue will hold out to pay another regiment, and has hope of a considerable overplus, if the Establishment be no higher than £230,000. ...

Has settled the bargain between Lords Longford & Mountjoy. ... Upon any future traffic of that nature, "both buyer and seller shall pay twelve pence in the pound, towards the Hospital". Adds: "I am absolutely of opinion to have the powder [to be removed from the Castle] in the middle of the Square, but in this matter I will take the advice of my brethren the Governors". ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 26 April 1684 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 48

Document type: Original; partly in the Duke's hand; partly in that of his secretary

After due advice [to be taken in Ireland] upon certain deeds of trust on behalf of Lady Longford, draughts of which she has shewn to the Duke, and after their due execution by Lord Longford, the Duke will be willing to act on a Trustee thereunder.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 26 April 1684 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 50

Document type: Holograph

Finding that the Lords of the Treasury are not startled at the expense to be incurred in the restoration of Dublin Castle, but only use that new charge by way of an argument for postponing the reinforcement of the Army in Ireland until next Spring, the Duke has ceased to contend for a present recruitment.

Since a mention by the writer, to the King, of an agreement between Lords Longford & Mountjoy respecting the succession to the mastership of the Ordnance, Lord Roscommon has applied to be allowed to purchase; saying that he has £2,500 ready. The Duke assured him that all his credit in the matter was pledged already.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 63-64

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

It was no small satisfaction to the writer to find that both the King and the Duke [of York] have spoken kindly of him, upon the occasion of the late fire. ... Is unwilling as yet, to encourage any proposals for building, ... especially if it must occasion the loss of the [additional] regiment about to be moved for. ... If part of the Castle wall were pulled down, and the graft [so in MS.] filled up, living there would be as wholesome, as in any part of this city. ...


Arran to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 64-65

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

To like effect, in general, with the letter of the 27th inst., addressed to the Duke of Ormond.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 April 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 65-66

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

States the writer's individual opinion concerning the 'Instructions', to the Commissioners upon defective titles, of which a draught accompanies the joint-letter of himself & the rest of the Commissioners. ... "If the opposers of this Commission manage those 'Instructions' well, this Commission will be out of doors, and I must confess", he adds, "I shall not be sorry for it; for upon the two meetings I had with my brethren, who are almost all Judges, I found they were mightily to seek, and are not fond of the thing, - except Baron Worth and my Lord Primate".

Desires to receive directions as to the plan for placing 1,000 or 1,500 barrels of powder near to the Hospital. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Further observations upon the pending sale to Lord Mountjoy of Lord Longford's office of Master of the Ordnance. ... Lord Mountjoy is to give £3,500, which, adds the writer, "is a considerable sum more than what my Lord Roscommon offers; and yet that sum, I am afraid, will do my Lord Longford little good. Colonel Vernon, Dudley Bagenall, and the redeeming his Lady, must be the money first laid out." ...


Lady Mary Cavendish to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 486

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the death of Lady Ossory's daughter, on the previous day; and that "the Duchess [of York] " is ill and "will miscarry". Recurs to the great favour "of my unkell Fitzpatrike with the Dutchess of Portchmouth" - a favour so great, that "my Lord Rochester, and my Lord Sunderland, themselves", she adds, "are alarmed at it". Refers Lord Arran for other news to the bearer of this letter, Mrs Stanley.


Ormond to Archbishop Boyle

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 6 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 52

Document type: Copy

Is of opinion that the Archbishop's remarks on the proposition to appoint a coadjutor to the bishopric of Down are very material objections to it. But, under existing circumstances, it seems to the writer that the Chancellor of that see should be called upon to do his duty.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 6 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 52-53

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letter of 24th and 27th April. The Scottish companies named in that of 24th are now at Chester. The Duke thinks that the discharge from any fund other than their pay of any debts they may have left unpaid in Ireland, would be a bad precedent.

Representations have been made to the King, and to the Duke of York, that upon any occasion of service the Irish Army would march much weaker than its muster-roll; many of the soldiers, and especially of the horse-soldiers, being tenants & servants of the captains. The writer, however, thinks that all things looked at the horse troops would march as strong & would be better mounted than if formed merely of single troopers.


Letters-Patent of King Charles II, granting to Henry, Viscount Mountjoy, the office of Master of his Majesty's Ordnance in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 554

Document type: Copy


Letters-Patent of King Charles II, granting to Richard, Earl of Arran, the office of Master of his Majesty's Ordnance in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 267

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Under-Secretary William Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 488

Document type: Holograph

Communicates reports of warlike preparations in the Netherlands. Adds that the Prince of Orange and Marquess of Grana have lately had an interview, at which it is said, the Duke of Monmouth ("to whom the Spaniards have given a pension of 2,000 crowns a month") was present.


Sir Robert Southwell to Ormond

Written from: King's Weston

Date: 10 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 490-491

Document type: Holograph

The writer is, now with his children, in country retirement, and his own contentment enables him more keenly to condole with the Duke on Lady Ossory's loss.

Means to try Astrop waters again, in the hope they may enable him to endure fatigue as formerly, should the lot of serving the King again fall to him.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 10 May 1684 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 60

Document type: Holograph

Captain Brooke has communicated to the writer that he has had an offer for enabling him to purchase the command of Culmore Fort from the present commandant Mr Phillips. There seems to be no objection to the proposed bargain.

The Duke retains the opinion that Arran ought not to lodge in the Castle until the powder be removed & fit accomodation be provided.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 10 May 1684 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 58

Document type: Holograph

Sends, at the desire of Lady Longford, the draft of conveyances and other papers prepared in England for securing her future maintenance. The Duke has not read them; had he done so, he could judge but ill of their [legal] import.


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 13 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 269

Document type: Original [four signatures]

A petition from Margaret Thicknesse, praying for directions to Lord Kingston for the payment to petitioner of a sum of £300, agreed, as alleged, to be paid in consideration of her waiving all claim to certain lands in Ireland, is recommended to the Lord Deputy, for his speedy consideration. ...


Instructions [by the King] for Our Commissioners appointed for execution of a Commission for remedy of defective Titles [to lands] in Our Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Windsor

Date: 13 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 570-573

Document type: Copy [Misbound]


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 492

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further proceedings taken in the suit against Lord Kildare, who has been, he adds, in conference with Lord Burlington and Mr Guidott "to put some stop to the judgment", given in Lord Arran's behalf.

Adds a notice of some political incidents, and of others.


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 494

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, by Lord Sunderland's command, some Instructions for the Commissioners for defective titles. Notices the creation of the Duke of York, as Lord High Admiral of England.


Sunderland to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 13 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 496

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has read to the King the letter, written by the Lord Deputy and Commissioners for defective titles, conjointly, to the Lord Lieutenant. His Majesty has ordered certain Instructions, now transmitted, to be prepared thereupon.


The ... Petition of Helen Dempsey, otherwise Macarty, to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 14 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 56v

Document type: Copies

Relates to the alleged promise of a pension, to be charged upon the Revenue of Ireland.

[With the Order and Report (3 July).]


Peter Shakerley to Arran

Written from: Chester Castle

Date: 15 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 271

Document type: Holograph

Has served here for two years, in a chargeable employ, without pay. Has had the King's promise of the first independent company that may fall vacant [in the Army of Ireland]. Asks to be allowed Captain's pay [on the Military list] until such company be granted.


Letters of Qualification by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on behalf of Thomas Wilmot, M.A., one of his Grace's Chaplains Extraordinary

Written from: London

Date: 15 May 1684

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

Document type: Copy


The like to David Price, M.A., Chaplain in ordinary

Written from: London

Date: 15 May 1684

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


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Kildare

Date: 15 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 67-69

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Details of various pending affairs of the Army and Ordnance. ...

The Duke's proposal [of May 8th] "comes to me", continues the writer, "in a very proper place, - our Newmarket, where I have more noise than ever the King had at his; though my Lord Thomond is not yet come".

There was, I am confident, above 2000 horse in the field, when the little plate was run for, which my Lord Massareene won. ... This day, the great plate is to be run for, [and] I believe there will be many more. I parted with my own stud, for the same reason that your Grace would part with yours, but I will accept your offer." ...


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 1

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of political advices received from Holland.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 498

Document type: Holograph

Notifies the propositions made by Lord Ranelagh for settling the matters in litigation between the Lord Deputy and the Earl of Kildare. Adds that Lord Ranelagh "seems satisfied of the justice of the debt, & condemns Lady Clinton for putting her nephew upon so dishonourable a plea".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 18 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 56

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the journey into Ireland of Colonel Fitzpatrick [in MS.: "my brother Fitzpatrick"], who goes over principally upon his own affairs, but will probably take some interest in the proceedings of the new Commission upon remedy of defective titles [to estates in Ireland]. The Duke thinks that Lord Arran should make it manifest that the business of that Commission has all the countenance & furtherance that he can give it.


Samuel Kingdon to Arran

Written from: Portmore

Date: 20 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 5-8

Document type: Original

Communicates observations and suggestions relating to the Customs Revenue of Ireland.

The writer's official inquiries, in the performance of this duty, have been interrupted by the occurrence of an affray in which Captain Rawdon and others were concerned, the circumstances of which he describes at great length.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 24 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 62

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letter of 15th inst. has reached the Duke's hands, as have also some legal papers concerning the affairs of Lord Ranelagh & his partners, but unaccompanied by any [explanatory] letter, either from Lord Arran, or from the Court of Exchequer, whence those papers issue. They have been referred to Mr Burton, Solicitor to the Commissioners of the English Treasury.

Information is desired as to the quantity of ammunition needed for certain forts in Ireland.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 69-70

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Is to meet this day with the Commissioners for defective titles, to consult upon the 'Instructions' lately sent over; but little progress will be made until the arrival of Colonel Fitzpatrick, who, as the writer is informed, "had the greatest hand in getting the Commission passed", and is now at the waterside. ...

States the appropriation of more than £2,500, out of the £3,500 received by the writer, on account of Lord Longford, and adds; "His Lordship being indebted above £1,500 to the King, it is not safe, I am afraid, for me to part with any more money; though the King may at any time pay himself out of his salary or any part of his estate". ...


Commissioners of the Treasury to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 273

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Ask for the Lord Deputy's speedy report on a petition from John Bredon & his partners, late Farmers of Revenue in Ireland, formerly referred for his Excellency's consideration.


An Account of the principal Officers, Civil and Military, of England

Date: May 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 439

Document type: In print (London, for Christopher Wilkinson, 1684)


Arran to the Lords of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

The Order of Reference upon the Petition of Mr Breeden and his partners, mentioned in their Lordship's letter of May 27, is still in the Secretary's Office here, the petitioners (as Sir William Petty informs the writer) not being desirous to proceed upon it. Direction is now given for a Report upon it by the Solicitor-General.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 3 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 64-65

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of May 27th. Sends herewith a List for the regimenting of the foot soldiers. Lord Ossory is to command a regiment of horse; but, in other respects, the arrangements for the Cavalry are not yet to be notified.

The Duke approves of the plan submitted for the powder-magazines, so far as he can judge it. He has had a letter from old Sir Toby Poyntz, asking him to give his son leave to sell his company. The Duke remembers the young man as sightly enough, but cannot think him wise, if the proposal was made with his consent.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 4 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 3

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of May 30. Lord Ranelagh - in reference to the suit against Lord Kildare - says that he now holds himself "discharged of all propositions [formerly made], by His Excellency's vigorous proceedings on the Elegit". States the course which, to the writer, seems most advisable under existing circumstances, in the whole matter now in question.

Notices some advices from abroad.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Reports the arrangements made for regulation of official fees, under the Commission upon defective titles. One-third part of the fees usually taken by the Secretaries is cut off. ...

Adds some particulars relating to matters of revenue; and to Ordnance stores.


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 9

Document type: Holograph

Contradictory accounts have come to London respecting the siege, by the French troops, of Gironne in Catalonia. The latest advices report the raising of the siege, and the recall of the Marshal de Bellefonds from his command of the besieging army.


Robert Bulstrode, English Envoy at Brussels, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 9 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Original; with a PS. and subscription in the writer's autograph.

Has had reports of the surrender of Luxemburgh by the Prince of Chimay; and also of the dissatisfaction expressed by M. Carnero, 'Viador-General', (who had just before returned to Brussels) with the results of his negotiations in Holland, and also with the state of affairs at Madrid, from whence no succours for defence of his position could be drawn or expected. Adds that the Duke of Ossuna has left the Carmelite Monastery in which he had long been sheltered, and has given himself up as a State Prisoner, but there is a general expectation not only of his being liberated but of his return to office.


News-Letters, addressed to Henry Gascoigne, esquire, Secretary to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 and 14 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 530-533

Notice that the Spanish Minister at the Hague had insisted with the States that Geneva must be included in any general 'accomodation' between France & the Allies. At home, the chief topic of discourse is the taking of Sir Thomas Armstrong, who "is looked upon as the main instrument that debauched the Duke of Ormond from his duty". Add some particulars of the trial of one Francis Smith, for publishing a treasonable libel, called 'The Raree-Show', ... made [i.e. written] by Colledge, who was executed at Oxford; and also concerning Letters Patent granted to John Dwight for new inventions in porcelain and statuary work.


Advices, political, naval, and military; on the affairs of the Netherlands

Written from: Brussels

Date: 9 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 328


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 11

Document type: Holograph

Describes the circumstances of the apprehension in Holland of Lord Grey, and of Sir Thomas Armstrong.

The Spanish Ambassador has obtained the King's license to recruit the Irish Regiment in the service of Spain, by enlisting recruits in Ireland.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 71-73

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Reports, in answer to a letter from the Duke of June 3, the measures taken concerning the regimenting of the Army; and other military details.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 73-75

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Further details concerning military commissions, and other Army affairs. ...

... "My Lord Ranelagh", continues the writer, "has met with a great rebuke at law; Sir John Champante having recovered above £30,000 from him. Sir John, as I am informed, ... had a very clear cause of it, and the other (to say no more) was made appear, by letters under his own hand, to be Lord Ranelagh. ... Sir Robert Reading informed me that Lord Ranelagh threatened that Lord Kildare, whom it seems he governs now, shall petition the Council Board there [i.e. in England] against me, for recovering a debt ... due ... by my late Lord of Kildare, above twenty years ago. I knew the time, indeed, when for fear of his Lordship judges durst not do justice. I mean, in the Exchequer. But I hope his Lordship's power is not so great now. I have all my Lord Kildare's estate in my possession, and, since the law is of my side, I hope my station will be no bar to me. For the judges, and all lawyers here but Shapcot, tell me that what was done for me could not be refused the meanest person in the Kingdom."


Advices, political and military. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Brussels

Date: 13 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 330

A camp is to be formed, at about a league from Brussels, in order to the preparations for the approaching Campaign.

The main army of the French is now reinforced with the troops lately employed in the siege of Luxemburgh.

The Duke of Monmouth & the Lord Gerard of Brandon [in MS.: "Lord Brandon-Gerard"] are about to join the camp of the Allies.


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 14 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 13-14

Document type: Holograph

The recent accounts from Holland indicate a desire to conclude a Treaty of Peace.

The writer adds an account of the proceedings against Sir Thomas Armstrong.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Chapel-Izod [in MS.: "Chappelizand"]

Date: 15 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 75-76

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Returns humble thanks for his Grace's letter of the 3rd inst., brought by Captain Gustavus Hamilton. States, at great length, his views as to the Duke's stay in England, and as to various affairs of family and estate. Adds: "I think my family will shortly be united than it is, but whether I shall like it best so, or no, will be the question".

"I find no precedent to walk by in granting a Commission to one's father - and he a Lord Lieutenant too - to command a regiment. But I find by my Patent that I must do it. For, during your absence, no Commissions can be granted but by me or his Majesty himself, who gives and reassumes power as he pleases. But there is no doubt but that 'We shall repose special trust & confidence', &c., in you."


Advices, political and military. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Brussels

Date: 16 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 332

Upon intelligence of the movements of the French army, the Prince of Orange changed the disposition of his Camp; his head-quarters are now at Haren. The Spanish Cavalry are encamped near Dighem.

It is believed that the States-General will accept of the proposed Truce.


Commissioners of the Treasury in England to Arran

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 17 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 335

Document type: Copy [four signatures]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 17 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: Holograph

Of late, the writer has been almost constantly upon the road between Windsor, Hampton Court, & London. It was only upon Sunday last that he could learn the King's pleasure, as to his longer stay in England, or return to his charge in Ireland. He is now preparing for the latter, and has recalled Ossory from the French Camp, that they may proceed together.

The Admiralty here express a dislike to the King's ships conveying gunpowder so far away as to Dublin; so that, probably, the charge of freight will fall upon the Revenue of Ireland.


George Mathew to Arran

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 19 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 275-276

Document type: Holograph

Reports various personal and family incidents; and also the finding of the Jury, in an action brought by the Duke of York against Titus Oates. ...


Sunderland to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 19 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 15

Document type: Holograph

Acquaints the Lord Deputy with the acceptance, by the States General, of the offers of the King of France. Should Spain refuse a like acceptance of terms of peace, there will be a neutrality in the Low Countries.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 19 June 1684

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

Document type: Holograph

Arran's letter of June 11th is received, but cannot be fully answered until the Duke shall have been at Windsor.

Adjutants and quartermasters for the Irish Army may unquestionably be named by the Lord Deputy.


Advices, political and military. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Brussels

Date: 20 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 334

It is confidently reported that in the event of a failure of the conclusion of the Truce on 19th inst., Schomberg had order to advance and to bombard Brussels, where defensive preparations have been in active progress. The French army continues to be encamped between Cessines and Grammont; and increases daily in strength.


Longford to Arran

Written from: Lichfield

Date: 21 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 277

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Lord Kildare is married. Lord Ranelagh has intimated to the writer his own and Lord Burlington's wish "to make some end" with Lord Arran about the outstanding debt, "but that Captain Robert Fitzgerald, his sister [apparently meaning Lord Ranelagh's sister Katherine] & Lady Clinton pressed earnestly the contrary". ...


William Tuite to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 17-18

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Deputy for favour shewn to the writer's suit for the reversion of Sir Joseph's Tuite's estate in Ireland. Mentions a joint endeavour, by Colonel Cary Dillon and Mr Robert Arthur, to obtain letters patent for that reversion, and asks the aid of the Deputy in the defeat of that attempt.


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 19

Document type: Holograph

Communicates advices of the conclusion of the Treaty between France and Holland.

Mentions the execution of Sir Thomas Armstrong on the 20th inst., and the immediate sending to Windsor of a paper delivered by him to the Sheriffs.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 76-77

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Mentions the departure for England of Lady Conway, Mr Seymour, and their train. Was sorry he could not make their adversaries more discreet, but has prevented mischief. ...

Designs to go, on the morrow, to Kilkenny, to see the Duke's stud, and to the park at Dunmore - having never seen it, since there were deer in it. ...

Colonel Fitzpatrick will give to his Grace, in England, an account of proceedings upon the Commission for defective titles.


[A List of] Officers, established by Patent, for management of his Majesty's Revenue in the Kingdom of Ireland for the quarter ending 24 June, 1684

Date: 24 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 447

Document type: Copy


[A List of Customs and Excise] Officers, nominated and appointed by the Commissioners [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland] in the Port of Dublin and other ports and districts of the ... Kingdom

Date: 24 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 448-449

Document type: Copy


Report of the Commissioners of the Revenue in Ireland, to the Lord Deputy, certifying the quarterly charge of the Establishment above-recited. With the Deputy's order of approval thereupon.

Date: 24 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 459v

Document type: Copy


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

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 24 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 519

Document type: Copy

The imputation, arising out of a complaint of Mr Arthur Rawdon to his Majesty, noticed in their Lordships' letter of 12th inst., cannot justly be laid upon the writers. ... No part of the King's authority intrusted with them has been employed, as is there supposed; nor has any influence been so used, on behalf of Mr Seymour. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 26 June 1684 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 70-71

Document type: Holograph

The Duke expresses his hope that his approaching return ("by somewhat more than the King's approbation"), to Ireland, will not slacken Lord Arran's zeal in forming the Army, and in determining where it may best be garrisoned.

A proposal made by Lord Granard has the King's sanction.

The field officers of the Duke's own regiment are good men, who have served under him for more than forty years. Any defects, arising from their age, must be supplied by a good adjutant & by good captains.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 26 June 1684 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 74

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Sir Samuel Foxon, who has obtained a letter from the Lords of the Treasury, in relation to the collection of certain arrears of Revenue in Ireland.


Lords of the Council in England to Arran

Written from: Council Chamber, Hampton Court

Date: 27 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 269

Document type: Copy [six signatures]

Notify his Majesty's pleasure after consideration of a report from the Lords of the Treasury for a reduction of the duty levied upon tobacco from his Majesty's plantations, imported out of England into Ireland.


The ... Petition of Oliver Latham, of Meldrum, to ... James, Duke of Ormond

Date: 27 June 1684

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

Prays the Duke's order for renewal of a lease of lands of Killanale.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Chapel-Izod [in MS.: "Izand"]

Date: 28 June 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 77-79

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

"I had yesterday, upon the road, your Grace's letters of 17th, 19th, and 21st inst., and must confess that I was very much surprised, after the letters I had ... from my uncle Mathew, to find that your Grace was resolved to return hither this summer. I hope my mother & you will find satisfaction in it. ... It shall content me, though all my measures are broken by it, to so great a degree, that it is impossible for me to make a speedy and withal a steady and prudent resolution. These kind of disappointments are not new to me, & therefore I can bear them the better. ... In the mind I am in, I am for sending directions to my wife, not to prepare for coming over, not knowing where to live with her. My Lord Longford's house, though bad, being the only place you can with any conveniency live in, the offices in the Castle lying so near." ...

Notices some military details; and then proceeds to say: "The horses and studs you were pleased to bestow upon me, I found in a sad condition. Some of the colts might have proved good horses, if they had not been starved. But, as they are, I would be glad to give them all, for one such as 'Greyhill' is now, - which you gave me five years agone." ...


[A List of] Final orders signed in England [by the Duke of Ormond; chiefly in causes, and upon petitions, relating to the Regalities and Liberties of the county of Tipperary]

Date: [June? 1684]

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


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 21

Document type: Holograph

The Marquess of Grana is about to leave his Government, "the Court of Madrid, being much dissatisfied with him about Luxembourg". The Prince of Orange has asked the Duke of Monmouth and Lord Brandon to pass some time with him at Dieren; although "the latter has been very indiscreet, not to say worse, in his discourses upon the occasion of the taking of ... Armstrong". ...


William Bridgeman to Jenkins

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 239, fol(s). 301

Document type: Holograph

Has the King's command to desire his correspondent's attendance at the Council meeting, appointed to be holden, upon the 2nd of July inst., "about some Corporation affairs, and particularly that of Oxford". ...


Commissioners of Revenue in Ireland to Henry Guy

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 2 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 521

Document type: Copy

In answer to the commands of the Lords of the Treasury, signified by Mr Guy's letter of 20 June, desiring the opinion of the writers upon the Petition of Mrs Legg, concerning French tonnage in Ireland, they now certify that, since their Report of 18 January 1684, they have had a year's experience of the produce, which amounted to £371 5s.; ... but it is a revenue of much uncertainty.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 3 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 74-75

Document type: Holograph

Hopes to proceed into Ireland, with "the benefit of the moon", in August. Mentions the journey, in Warwickshire, of Mr Seymour, who, the Duke thinks, does not aim at returning to Court, until he can shew that he is fit to be invited thither.

Notices the disposal of certain regiments brought from Tangier; and other army details.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 79-80

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

Has received the Duke's letter of July 5th. ... Will advise with Lord Granard, and the Master of the Ordnance, about so quartering the Army, as to make it most serviceable upon any occasion. Adds other details of military affairs.


Extract of a Report made to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, by the Commissioners of Customs. ... [With observations thereupon by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland.]

Date: 7 July 1684 [forwarded circa 20 July]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 277-278


The ... Petition of Captain Hugh Montgomery to the King

Written from: Windsor

Date: 7 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 57

Document type: Copies

Prays a pardon for the petitioner's son, who upon great provocation, fought a duel with one Hugh Rutter, in which the latter was killed.

[With the Order and Report (July 12).]


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 23

Document type: Holograph

The King has sanctioned the building of a magazine-tower, near to the Hospital at Dublin; for which a royal letter is now enclosed. The draft mentioned the cost as not exceeding £800. The Lords of the Treasury think £600, "with the old materials", will suffice.


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

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 9 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 271

Document type: Copy

A Report from the Commission of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England, concerning questions arising (1) under the Act of Parliament for settling the new Import, or Duty of Imported Excise; and (2) under the Act for Tonnage & Poundage.


Subjoins 1

Clauses of the Acts for Tonnage and Poundage, and for the Duty of Imported Excise, respectively; and Questions concerning the interpretation thereof

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 271v

Document type: Copies


Subjoins 2

Arguments why Informations upon seizures ought not to be under limitations of time

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 271v

Document type: Copy


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

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 9 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 272

Document type: Copy

Have received, from the Lord Deputy, a transcript of their Lordships' letter to him of 26 June, directing a stay of execution under the Decree obtained by Sir John Champante against the Lord Ranelagh & his partners, until full satisfaction of the judgment given for the King.

Certify that they have not power to hinder execution as aforesaid. At present, it is not taken out. ...


Advices, political and military. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Brussels

Date: 11 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 336-337

Stragglers from the Prince of Orange's troops upon the march from the Camp to Maestricht were ill-treated by the peasantry.

In the battle fought between the Army of the Duke of Lorraine, and that of the Turks, on June 27, 3,000 of the latter are reported to have been killed, and 1,400 taken prisoners. Six pieces of cannon and many standards were also taken by the Imperialists.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 12 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 25

Document type: Holograph

Mention the proposals made by the writer as to the rebuilding of Dublin Castle as the residence of the Chief Governor of Ireland for the time being.


Bridgeman to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: [12? July] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 27

Document type: Holograph

Communicates foreign advices. Notices the assassination, by a displaced tidewaiter, of Mr Culliford of the Customs, who had been nominated a Commissioner of Revenue for Ireland.

Note: William Culliford appears in fact to have survived the shooting. The original document only states that he was expected to die, but according to the Calendar of State Papers, Domestic, he still held his commisssion up to 1687.


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 29

Document type: Holograph

Gives the purport of recent political advices from the Continent. the chief difficulty now in the way of a general truce "is the inclusion of Genoa, which the Spaniards say they will insist upon".


Commissioners of the Revenue of Ireland to Arran

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 16 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 333

Document type: Original [four signatures]

The Case of the Earl of Antrim, now pending in the Court of Exchequer, wants only directions to proceed. It is ready for argument; &, possibly, for judgment, next term.


Subjoins

A Statement of the Case of Alexander, third Earl of Antrim, in relation to a Clause in the Act of Explanation [and Settlement, for Ireland], whereby "Randal", late "Marquess of Antrim, is restored to all the Estate whereof he was possessed on the 22nd day of October, 1641"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 333

Document type: Original


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 169, fol(s). 80-81

Document type: Copy [in Entry Book]

... "My Lord Granard and my Lord Mountjoy are come to town, and I have given them their Commissions; and have already formed the foot. The horse I shall not be so hasty in forming, though I should be glad to have possession of the Regiment the King consents I should have. And, since his Majesty has been so kind, I shall not expect an allowance as Marshal. But, if by way of expedient, his Majesty would sign this letter, which my Lord of Granard and I have agreed on, it would hinder my being commanded by those who are much younger officers, and it is what they do not desire."


Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to Arran

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 17 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 273

Document type: Copy [four signatures]

Submit the result of their Examination of a 'Report' presented to the King in Council, & transmitted to the Lord Deputy for his consideration, concerning duties upon tobacco, and other Plantation commodities sent into Ireland. ...

Sum up their observations on this Report by the statement that the 'half-experiment' therein proposed, "not only takes form the Irish subjects their own Law, but debars them from the benefit which they have, in common, under [in MS. (erroneously): "in"] the English Law". ...


Notes and Extracts relating to the barony of Bergavenny in Abergavenny; and upon the possession of a barony, in right of a wife. By Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.

Date: 18 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 223-224


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 19 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 279

Document type: Holograph

Suggests for the Lord Deputy's consideration, upon occasion of the near approach of the Judges' Circuits, whether it might not be for his Majesty's service to dispense with the Lord Chief Justice Keatinge's going on Circuit, in order that he may execute the King's Commission here.


Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Custom House, Dublin

Date: 19 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 276

Document type: Copy [four signatures]

In transmitting observations on a late Report of the Commissioners of Customs in England, could heartily wish that these, & former disputes upon the matter in question, might be put into a better way to be understood, than that of mistaken 'Reports' & 'Replies' thereto.

Have addressed to the Lord Deputy, an Answer to "a larger Report" of the same Commissioners presented to the King in Council.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 19 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 76-77

Document type: Holograph

Gives some details of the illness of the Duchess of Ormond.

Notices a paper given to the King, in Council, by Lord Dartmouth, upon a proposed reorganization of the Ordnance department in both Kingdoms. Appends certain queries upon the duties and functions of the Master of the Ordnance in Ireland, as heretofore exercised, in order that by due replies the Duke may be better prepared, in the event of the discussion of the subject in Council, prior to his departure.


Bridgeman to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19/29 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 31

Document type: Holograph

Sends an account of "the Duke of Lorraine's happy progress before Buda".


Subjoins 1

Richard Bulstrode to William Bridgeman

Date: [16/]26 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 33v

Document type: Holograph

Has written to Lord Sunderland, by the way of Calais and by favour of M. Berckels, the purport of advices received from the Camp of the Duke of Lorraine before Buda.


Subjoins 2

Advices from the Seat of War at Buda, describing in detail the military operations of the Army under the Duke of Lorraine

Written from: Brussels

Date: 25 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 33

Document type: Original


Samuel Douglas to Arran

Date: 22 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 281

Document type: Holograph

To the unspeakable loss and great lamentation of the whole family, the Duchess of Ormond expired on Monday last [six days after her return, with the Duke, from Hampton Court, in the intention speedily to set out for Ireland.


George Mathew to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 22 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 284

Document type: Holograph

Family incidents, and preparations for Ireland.


Samuel Douglas to Arran

Date: 24 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 283

Document type: Holograph

The Duchess of Ormond will be interred this night in Westminster Abbey.


A News-Letter, addressed to James Bor, esquire, at Dublin Castle

Date: 26 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 534-535

Notices some additions to the Commission of the Treasury, and appointments to other offices of Church & State. Adds that the King is about to proceed to Winchester, and the Duke of Ormond to Ireland. Summarizes some recent advices from the Continent.


An Account of the Net Cash that hath been, and will be, paid [into the Exchequer of Ireland], on account of the Excise of the year ending June 24, 1684

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 288

Document type: Original


Henry Tegart to Arran

Date: 29 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 35

Document type: Original

The Duke of Ormond has "spoken to Lady Arran, to go with him to Ireland. Because of her sudden going", the writer is "forced to give her Ladyship the other £400", in addition to £100 formerly delivered by Lord Arran's orders. Hopes for his Lordship's approval, and awaits his commands. Adds: "My Lord Duke is gone to Tunbridge, "to take his leave of the Duchess".


Henry Tegart to Israel Feilding

Written from: [London?]

Date: [29? July] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 37-38

Document type: Original

Communicates various incidents, political and social, in Court and Town.

Mentions his trouble at hearing "that my Lord of Ossory had this day sevennight asked the King leave that he might go into the French Campaign". The writer is sure that Lord Ossory's father has embalmed his name to all posterity, by service done against the French.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: St James's Square

Date: 31 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 287

Document type: Original

Desires that instructions be given in accordance with the recommendation of the Lords of the Treasury in the affair of Captain Tuite.


Encloses

Henry Guy to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Treasury Chamber

Date: 31 July 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 289

Document type: Original

The intended grant to one Savage of certain lands claimed by Captain Tuite should be stopped until his Majesty's pleasure can be taken upon Tuite's Petition.


A Report concerning Duties on Plantation Commodities, brought inti Ireland. Addressed by the Revenue Commissioners there to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [July 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 279-281

Document type: Copy

Note. These three Reports (MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 279-281) are written in triple columns and extend, respectively, throughout the five pages of MS.


A like Report. Addressed to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury in England, by the Commissioners of Customs.

Written from: [London]

Date: [July 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 279-281

Document type: Copy


A Reply by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 'Report' of the Commissioners of Customs in England, concerning Duties on Plantation Commodities brought into Ireland; calendared immediately above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [July 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 279-281

Document type: Copy


Anecdote concerning a conversation at Court between King Charles II and the Duke of Ormond; as related by the second Duke to Mr G. Clerk, and by the latter to Thomas Carte

Date: [July? 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 313v


Captain Tuite to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 2 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 285

Document type: Original

States the circumstances under which letters patent, for a grant to the writer of certain lands in Ireland, were stopped at the Seals by Mr Philip Savage in an endeavour to procure a grant of them "for one Houghton", ward of Savage.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 2 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 78

Document type: Holograph

The [bright] season of the year standing itself so fast has induced the Duke to exert himself in business, both public and private, when little fit for either; but he has to thank God that, in the result, the exertion has proved rather a relief than a burden to him.

Notifies his opinion on various details of military administration in Ireland.

Proposes to leave Windsor on the 5th inst., and hopes to reach Holyhead on the 17th or 18th.

Much to his satisfaction, he will have Lady Arran's company in his journey.


"An Abridgement of the Chronicle of Meaux Abbey, in Holderness, [compiled by Thomas de Burton, 19th Abbot]..."

Date: 13 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 405-406

Document type: Holograph

"An Abridgement of the Chronicle of Meaux Abbey, in Holderness, [compiled by Thomas de Burton, 19th Abbot]; which Chronicle is a transcript of the Original, faithfully made in 1622. ... Composed about the year 14[06?] but the History is carried only from the Foundation [1150] to 1400 [1406]". [By Earl Theophilus.]

Note. The transcript here epitomized was lent to Lord Huntingdon by Robert, Viscount Dunbar, in May 1684. The original MS. of the author is preserved in the Brit. Mus. [and has been published, by Mr E. A. Bond, in the Rolls Series of Chronicles and Memorials].


A Particular of Receipts made into his Majesty's Treasury, from 25 December 1683, exclusive, to the 16 August, 1684, inclusive; with [a statement of] what cash remains in the Collectors hands [in various parts of Ireland] at the said 16th August 1684

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 282

Document type: Original


[A Statement of] the Produce of the Revenue [of Ireland], since Christmas [1683], to the 16th of August, 1684

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 517

Document type: Original. [Sent to the Duke of Ormond.] Endorsed by Ormond.


Memoranda concerning Warrants for Concordatums in Ireland, issued by the Earl of Essex, and by the Duke of Ormond, respectively, during their several lieutenancies of Ireland [1672-1682]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 356v

Document type: Original


An Account of Concordatums signed at the Board, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland], since the 25th of March 1682

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 357-371

Document type: Original


A Particular of Compositions made, ... and of sums paid to the Receiver-General [of Revenue in Ireland], ... to the 20th of August 1684

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 260

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 344

Document type: Copy

States the case of Captain Lundy, recommended by the Duke of York for a lieutenant-colonelcy, upon the new-modelling of the Army of Ireland.


Ormond to [Rochester]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 348-349

Document type: Copy

... The first question asked of the writer by the Earl's daughter [Lady Ossory], when they reached the gate [of Dublin Castle], was the way to the play-house. The way to Church was inquired for next. ...

Adds some particulars concerning matters of Revenue and of Army organisation. Is sorry that it is not fit for him to do his son Arran justice. But it is certain that he has discharged his duty diligently, & with sufficiency.


Minutes of the Proceedings of the Mayor, Aldermen, & Common Council of the City of Durham, in relation to the surrender to the King of the Charter of Incorporation of that City and the Confirmation thereof. With the orders made in relation thereto.

Date: 25 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 277-279v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to [Rochester]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 August 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 350

Document type: Copy

It is desired that the King should be moved to remit the duty upon plate transported from England into Ireland. ... Such a remission will oblige men of quality, who, if it be not accorded, will be put upon making plate here, or having none. ...

Adds some explanations in relation to a late minute of the Lords of the Treasury, concerning the satisfaction of certain debts due by officers of the Army to inhabitants of Tangier, out of their military pay. ...


Petition of Sir William Petty, John Marshall, & others, "concerned in the Course-Lands [so in MS.] of Kerry", to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 602

Document type: Copy

Petitioners' lands, instead of being charged as quit-rent with 1/13 of their yearly value, are charged with thirteen times the value; against which "unheard of calamity" petitioners have been for these eighteen years seeking relief. ...

Pray that they may now be charged "according to the medium & level rate of all other lands, in the whole Kingdom". ...


The like Petition to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 604

Document type: Original

Recites particulars of surveys and commissions, bearing upon the question of the quit-rents aforesaid. Prays as above.


Sunderland to Arran

Written from: Winchester

Date: 4 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 39

Document type: Holograph

Apprises the Lord Deputy of the resolutions taken in respect of various matters concerning Ireland, and thanks him for communications received.


Ormond to [Coventry]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 344-346

Document type: Copy

...Desires that the King may be moved to order the sending hither of a copy of some one of the new Charters granted to Corporations in England, upon surrender or avoidance of the old, in order that, upon due occasion, any like proceedings here may be made in conformity therewith. ...

The present unpleasant shift for a lodging in the Castle here will be insufferable, when the new houses shall be building. The only expedient will be to put his Majesty to a charge of £1,000 for an addition to a little lodge [in the Phoenix Park?] about two miles from hence, whence the Chief Governor may come to Church & Council. ...


Ormond to [Rochester]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 350-352

Document type: Copy

Changes at Court have been so frequent & so unexpected as to leave little room for surprise at anything that happens. ...

After some particulars concerning revenue and Army affairs, the Duke proceeds thus: "I find, out of England, that the high price commands afford here is made an argument of deceit in musters. It is no justification to say that it is not so high in England. There, £3,000 was offered to Will. Legge for his troop. Here, £1,200 is the most that was given, until Lord Blayney gave Lord Longford £1,700 for his, and I hope an Irish Lord may be allowed to make an ill bargain as well as an English. The regimenting the Army, and strictness in ... musters, and keeping officers at their commands, I believe will bring down the rates. ... But the surest way will be not to permit the traffic at all." ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 566

Document type: Copy

Thanks Sir Robert for the good success of his pains in procuring Lord Fitzwilliam's papers. ... Is so much obliged to that Lord for his frank parting with them, that he will take care that anything that is for the honour or interest of that family shall be returned. Does not think that much instruction will be found, in point of Government; ... the world being so much changed; whilst in point of History, Camden took much pains to inform himself truly. But with what sincerity he related what he found ... may be open to question. ... He had "a feather to cut", between the veneration of that age for Queen Elizabeth, & the fear to displease King James, who rather suffered the exaltation of that Queen, than loved it. ...

... They begin early that, before the writer is warm here; before his head is settled from the agitation of the Sea; begin to find fault with his conduct. ...


Daniel Fitzgerald to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 291

Document type: Original

The Earl of Halifax and other great persons much resent the giving away, from the poor children, of the forfeited estate of Captain Thomas Walcot - especially to "Irishmen and Papists"; - "nobody", adds the writer, "is so much blamed about it as my Lord Duke of Ormond & my Lord Rochester".

"I am desired to tell your Lordship [he proceeds] that if you stand Walcot's friend, and oppose the proceeding against him [so in MS.], so as the estate be conferred upon him, that he forthwith will present your Lordship with twelve hundred Guineas".


Bond of Nathaniel Smalley, clerk, for the payment, on demand, of the sum of £200, to Philip, Lord Wharton

Date: 8 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 211

Bond of Nathaniel Smalley, clerk, for the payment, on demand, of the sum of £200, to Philip, Lord Wharton, conditioned for the resignation by the said Smalley, whensoever required, of the vicarage of Woburn, in the county of Buckingham, to which he had been presented by Philip, Lord Wharton, aforesaid.


Ormond to [Coventry?]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 346v and 343

Document type: Copy [Misbound]

Mr Samuel Gorges is recommended as successor to Mr Justice Turner, deceased, from whose widow a very reasonable petition will be presented for payment of the salary that would have been due at Michaelmas.

Another petition will be presented from the Constable of this Castle, whose lodgings, or rather prison, the Duke is for the present forced to make use of.


Ormond to [Rochester]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 352-353

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning Army commissions and also concerning letters, from the King & from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, for a certain payment to Mr Sheridan.


Ormond to the Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys

Date: 10 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 41

Document type: Copy

Recommends Mr Crafford for the place of a "Clerk or Registrar" to one of the London Companies. This recommendation was given by the Duke to Lord Sunderland, soon after the seizure of the Charter of London; and was answered by Lord Sunderland that application, in that particular, should be made to the Lord Chief Justice. "The interposition of things of greater importance" caused the matter to be then forgotten.


Instructions [by the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland] to Captain William Hamilton, captain of a troop of dragoons in the Earl of Arran's regiment [for "the suppressing of Tories and Robbers, in the province of Ulster"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 293

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Lord Dillon of Costello

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 339

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Sir William Sanders has produced to the writer a bond wherein he (the writer) stands bound, with his old friend, Thomas, Lord Viscount Dillon, in a sum of £500, to one Gilbert Mabbott. Thinks that the money was long since paid. ... And Sir William Sanders confesses that part of it was paid. ... Desires inquiry into the facts.


Note of the appointments, severally, of Richard Butler, Earl of Arran, to be Marshal of the Army of Ireland; and of Arthur Forbes, Viscount Granard, to be Lieutenant-General of the same

Date: 13 September 1684

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

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 45

Document type: Holograph

Introduces Mr Culliford, who is to succeed Mr Dickinson, in the management of the Irish Revenue. His Lordship's assistance is craved for the passing of a new Commission.


Colonel Thomas Fairfax to Arran

Written from: Cork

Date: 26 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 294

Document type: Holograph

Reports some convivial incidents of his journey in Munster; his meetings with Lady Ossory and Jack St Leger; ... and his desire to receive the Duke of Ormond's orders for holding Courts-martial, and for disposing the new levies into their several quarters.


Mountjoy to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 43

Document type: Holograph

Reports that he has received advices from Cork of the landing there of 1,000 barrels of gunpowder, and application from the master of the carrying-ship for payment of freight. Orders will now need to be given for distribution, in due shares, to various magazines at Kinsale, Limerick, & elsewhere.


An Abstract of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland; from Christmas, 1683, to Michaelmas, 1684. Stated by Robert Wood. (Compared with the like time of the foregoing year.)

Date: 29 September 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 523

Document type: Original


The State of the Treasury [in Ireland]; commencing 21 March 16[84], inclusive, and determining ... 1 October 1684, exclusive

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 283

Document type: Original


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

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 10 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 146

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


Memorial of William Parker, of London, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning the memorialist's claims, against the Earl of Ranelagh & his partners, as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Written from: London

Date: 11 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 299

Document type: Original


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 149-150

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


A Copy of the Scottish Mountaineers' [i.e. Covenanters of the Highlands'] Declaration [concerning their "Persecution" & their Faith]

Date: 18 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 308


Lord Dillon to Ormond

Date: 18 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 297

Document type: Holograph

States particulars of some bonds entered into by Thomas, Lord Dillon. ...

Although the writer's constant indisposition hinders him from paying his respects & duty to his Grace, ... he will boldly compare himself with any of his ancestors & family in sincere & dutiful affection to his Grace & the house of Ormond.


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

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 19 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 400-401


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

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 21 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 402


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

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 21 October 1684

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

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


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 153-154

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

Carte has added this note: "This letter was sent over, by Lord Arran, who came to attend at Court to serve his father, and before the removal of his Grace was known".


Rochester to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 149-150

Document type: Copy

Must confess that he suspected the coming on of some such change - in relation to the government of Ireland - as that now announced, almost ever since the Duke went from England. But did not believe that what was then in the King's mind would have gone so far. Has, indeed, done all that was in him to hinder it; and, at last to delay it; and would yet contribute anything he could think of to keep the Government there in the same hands it is in.

[Life of Ormond, III, App.]


A Copy of the Earl of Rochester's Letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 403r-v

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell's hand.


Extract of a Letter to Judge Kendall, about 'Club-foot Campbell' [and "other Whigs, fled out of Scotland", and now reported to be lurking in the county of Antrim]

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 25 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 301

Document type: The title cited, words in brackets excepted, is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement.


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 153-154

Document type: Copy. This, and some other transcripts in this volume, seem to be derived from the collection of Sir Robert Southwell. Several of them bear his endorsement.

The vigour and steadiness of the King's councils in England has had very evident effect in this Kingdom.

Although the Duke does not believe that the submission to Government and conformity to the Laws, shewn during the last two years, can proceed from conviction of conscience, and a total change of principles, in so short a time, yet experience of the ease & safety of living peaceably may, eventually, work its right effect.

Lord Arran, who bears this letter, carries also with him other accounts of the state of the King's affairs.

[Life, III, App.]


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 290-291

Document type: Copy

Communicates his, the Lord Lieutenant's, views of the present state of Ireland. It is now in the King's power to establish a sufficient force for the effectual maintenance of good order in Ireland, in a way that will be "to the satisfaction of the generality of his subjects in this Kingdom, and to the dissatisfaction of none that desire to live, and to let others live, loyally and happily". This is what the writer could never say before, in all the time that he has had the honour to serve the King, and the King his father, in the place he is now in.

Lord Arran, who bears this letter, also carries with him other and full accounts of the state & management of his Majesty's affairs.


Ormond to Ossory [as Colonel of a regiment of horse]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 547

Document type: Original

It is thought fit to order that all captains of foot & dragoons in his Majesty's Army of Ireland shall wear no other corslets than of gold-colour; lieutenants, black corslets, studded with gold; also, that lieutenants of foot shall carry pikes, not partizans.


Ormond to the Earl of Perth (Lord Chancellor of Scotland)

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 341

Document type: Copy

A boat coming from Scotland with passengers was castaway on the Irish shore. ... It is probable that some of them fled from justice. ...

A man, answering the description given of Campbell, was taken last week, & is now in the custody of Major Forbes. ...


Ormond to Lord Dillon

Date: 30 October 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 296

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Dillon's letter of 18th inst., & communicated it to Sir William Sands, who, however, "still insists that above £200 is due of those bonds entered into by Tho.s Lord Dillon with the interest".

Desires that an agent be sent to adjust the accounts referred to. ...


Memorandum by Sir William Sands, concerning his claim against the Representations of Thomas, Lord Dillon, deceased, upon certain bonds, for a balance unsatisfied & for interest

Date: [October] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 297v


The State of the Treasury [at Dublin], commencing 20 March, 1683, inclusive and determining 1 November, 1684, exclusive

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 285

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 49

Document type: Holograph

Congratulates the Earl on his anticipated safe arrival ion London. Has no doubt that his prudence will lead him safely "through all the dark concerns of Court". Reports political and official incidents at Dublin, since Lord Arran's departure.


Some Expressions in the Duke of Ormond's Letters to Lord Arran [Richard, Earl of Arran, the Duke's second son]

Date: 3, 7, 12, 19 November, 10, 20, 24 December 1684, 6 January 1685

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 9-10


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 402v

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell's hand


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 155-156

Document type: Copy

Acknowledges the King's gracious consideration in the manner of the significance of his Majesty's pleasure, as conveyed in his letter of October 19; particularly, in the choice of Lord Rochester as the Duke's successor.

As the King has given permission for the writer to propose the manner of the change, he submits his wish that his removal may not be in the Winter.

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 406r-v

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell's hand


Ormond to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 151-152

Document type: Copy

It was unhappy that it did not enter into the writer's imagination that this change [of the Government] would happen so soon.

According to the liberty given by the King, he has presumed to desire that his remove may not be during the Winter, if the delay may consist with his service; and also that the resolution may be kept as much a secret as it is until Lord Rochester shall be ready to prepare for his journey.

Has served the two Kings, in this Government, at [various] times, for about twenty years; and never yet personally gave up the Sword to any successor; but, to distinguish between Lord Rochester and others, and also to save charge, is prepared to do so on this occasion.

[Life, III, App.]


A Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 403v, 403*r-v

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell's hand


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 150-152

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


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 155-156

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


Ormond to the Duke of York

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy

Has received the Duke's letter of October 21st. Its arrival preceded that of the King's letter of October 19, by some hours.

How the Duke of Ormond has submitted himself to the King's pleasure [in recalling him] will best appear by his letter addressed to the King, should his Majesty think it worth the shewing.

Had he been consulted in the choice of successor, & Lord Rochester been within prospect, he would have named him both for the King's service, and for the writer's own interest.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 148

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


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 81

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's opinions upon all things relating to the Government (both in matter & form) are known to Arran, upon whose temper & prudence - which no changes, he presumes, will alter - he relies. Let us, he continues, lose no friends we can keep. "I do not see", adds the writer, "but that, after a while, you may return to your duty here; sooner, I mean, than you proposed when we parted."


Lady Cavendish to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 4 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 49

Document type: Holograph

Not having heard of his departure from Dublin, as the writer had expected to hear, this letter she addresses to Dublin. Mentions the rumours still current as to the Duke's removal from the Government; notwithstanding that "my Lord Rochester the day before yesterday denied, to one that wishes my father well, that there was a word of it true".


The Examinations of John Cobron, Patrick Adaire, and others, all of Belfast [concerning conspiracies "to support the party that are in distress in Scotland"]

Written from: Belfast

Date: 5-17 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 310

Document type: Copies [four examinations]


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 51

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed, as received on November 11.

The weather being bad the writer reached London only on the evening of November 5. Has been well received by the King and Duke. This day, he adds, "His Majesty having owned to me that he had written his mind to you about your removal, and the sending my Lord Rochester in your place, I had the less discourse with him upon the subject".

The writer finds that great changes, both in military and in civil affairs, are intended, "and, therefore, my Lord Rochester, who fears no odium, is chosen for that purpose".


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 53

Document type: Holograph

The writer and his wife "have levied a fine of Whitefriars" to Mr Arthur's use. There is now no excuse for delay in the payment by Arthur of the money due to Colonel Hatsell. reports a message from Sir William Franklin, and other incidents.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 83

Document type: Holograph. [The enclosures do not accompany this letter.]

Encloses copies of all that has passed, concerning the writer's removal from this Government, without observation or comment, that Arran may conform himself to his manner of receiving the King's pleasure; and may so advise the Duke's nearest friends.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 8 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 55

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Has had a visit from Lord Rochester, with great assurances of friendship and service. Until the writer has the Duke's commands upon the subject of the King's letter to his Grace, and upon that written by Lord Rochester, it is needless to say more. Hopes, however, to write more particularly, after an intercourse with the Duke of York, and by the opportunity of "M. de L'Ose, my Lord of Ossory's gentleman of the horse, who leaves London on Monday next".


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 57

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Kingdon, who will make a new report of all matters connected with the progress of the Revenue of Ireland. Adds an expression of the writer's hope that both the King and the Lords of the Treasury will be of opinion that the Commissioners "have been diligent and faithful Stewards".


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 59

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the circumstances of a deputation given to the writer by the Duke of York, "a little before H.R.H. went first to Flanders", to be his Vice-Admiral of Ulster. At the recommendation of Sir W. Talbot this vice-admiralty has now been given to Gustavus Hamilton, apparently in ignorance or forgetfulness of the writer's tenure. Asks Lord Arran to support a representation on this subject which is to be made, on the writer's behalf, by Mr Kingdon & Mr Frowde.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 85

Document type: Holograph

This letter will probably reach Lord Arran's hands sooner than that bearing an earlier date [viz. November 7], which was sent "by a passenger who will not ride post".

The Duke supposes Arran will have reached London by the 3rd or 4th of the current month, and will there have learned the King's resolutions in relation to affairs of Ireland, and possibly also the Duke's sense of them.

Notifies some changes in office and command which he, the Duke, contemplates the making of, upon the death of Tom Flower, now desperately ill. It is also the Duke's wish to provide for Preston; "a man", he adds, "everyway deserving, besides that he is your mother's kinsman, and was recommended to me by her, not long before her death".


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 12 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: Holograph. [Sent by Monsieur de L'Ose.]

Was unwilling, by the last post, to say all that should have been said, having had credible information of the opening of the letter written to himself by Lady Cavendish, and good reason to suspect that the packet containing the Duke's letter of 3rd inst. was also opened. For the writer's own part he has shewn as much indifference to the prospect of removing his Grace as the Duke of Ormond himself could wish. But his inward resentment of it is none the less. "I am afraid", he adds, "that your successor has done H.R.H. no good, by pressing this business after the manner he has done".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 87-88

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's of November 6. Regrets to find that representations [affecting measures of government in Ireland], which have been made by the writer "for the King's service there, and for the lasting security of the Crown", are to be laid aside as not consisting with methods now resolved upon. But he will not trouble himself with conjectures, when "made a stranger to fixed resolutions".

Intends, if Lord Rochester [father, it will be remembered, of Lady Ossory] approves of the plan, to leave Lord and Lady Ossory in Dublin. At all events, he is resolved not to subject himself to the disquiet and cumber of young people, with a disorderly retinue. mentions Flower's unexpected recovery, and some other matters bearing upon Army commissions.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 63

Document type: Holograph

The King, after he had received his Grace's answer to the letter written by his Majesty, declared in Council that he thought it proper to make several alterations in Ireland, "which he thought not fit to impose upon the Duke of Ormond, and therefore intended in the Spring, to send my Lord President in His Grace's room"; an intention already communicated to the Duke, who was "well pleased therewith". Lord Rochester afterwards shewed the writer the Duke's letter to himself. "That compliment about the delivering the sword to him", the writer can by no means approve; but the Duke knows "what is properest for him to do in such matters".


The [further] Examinations of John Cobron, John Robinson, ... and others, of Belfast; taken as before

Written from: Belfast

Date: 19 November-8 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 311-312

Document type: Copies [four examinations]


A List of his Majesty's ... Privy Council of Ireland, sworn since his Majesty's happy Restoration. [With the date of the swearing in of each Councillor, and with notes by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]

Date: 19 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 86-88

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 95

Document type: Holograph

The Duke has had from Lord Rochester "a fine letter" dated on the 11th inst., being the day on which the King declared his resolution that Rochester should succeed the Duke in the government of Ireland. Not all who may shew that this appointment offends them, must necessarily be taken as Ormond's friends; although, perhaps, they may be safely regarded as Revenue's enemies.

There will be some difficulty in the nomination of a Deputy, or of Lords Justices - the fit persons being very few.


Philip Savage to Arran

Date: 20 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 332

Document type: Holograph

A Petition which has been presented in the Court [of King's Bench of Ireland?] is, in the writer's opinion, "preferred to no other purpose than to amuse [meaning "to delay"], and to bring his Lordship to a composition; ... there is scarce one word of truth in it". ...

The Earl "can have [so in MS.] no danger by anything they can do in England ... [if?] but all matters are carried legally & fairly". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 65

Document type: Holograph

The writer has proposed the resigning of his regiment of horse to Lord Rochester, "upon condition that he [Lord Arran] may have the salary of Field-Marshal at present". Adds other particulars as to proposed Army arrangements. Has conformed himself to the measures recommended by the Duke of Ormond, and has advised his Grace's friends to do the like; but finds it is "a difficult matter to hinder the women from talking loudly, upon these alterations".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 90

Document type: Holograph. [Sent with the letter of November 19.]

Since the writing of yesterday's letter, Lord Arran's of the 13th has reached the Duke.

The reasons assigned for his removal are certainly not the King's reasons - "at least, if he gave himself time to revolve them". It is now said that the King resolved upon the removal before he had fixed upon a successor, which (if true) acquits Rochester of plotting [in MS.: ""brigueing" = seeking by a manoeuvre (from the Fr. 'briguer')] for the office, over the Duke's head. According to Colonel Fitzpatrick, the King was heard to say that "Ormond has grown old & peevish; nothing will content him". But the writer can affirm that he felt no discontent, public or private, until it pleased God to take away his wife. And "assuredly, grief & peevishness are not the same things, though the one may produce the other".


Valuation of the bishopric of Cloyne. [Together with a schedule of lands and privileges, shewn, upon good evidence, to belong to that see, but now detained therefrom.]

Date: 20 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 238

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 91

Document type: Holograph. [Sent by the hands of Captain Caulfield.]

Notifies some military arrangements which are to be made on behalf of certain officers of the Army of Ireland, who served in Tangier.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 25 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 67

Document type: Holograph

Has been much at Court, but has heard very little said about Irish affairs. Thinks of soon returning to Ireland, there to take his Grace's counsel as to his conduct for the future. Is resolved, for the remainder of his life, to live much under what he has to spend.

Adds: "The Earl of Devonshire died this morning at Roehampton, where the present Lord Devonshire & his Lady now are".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 92-93

Document type: Holograph

All the officers, civil and military, in Ireland are under alarm as to the incidence of the expected new "reformation". The ecclesiastics hold for life, and so are at quiet.

An "engagement" has been carried about in the northern province, binding those who sign it "to assist their brethren now persecuted for the cause of Religion in Scotland"; and has led to the imprisonment of certain subscribers at Carrickfergus.


Thomas Cartwright to Archbishop Sancroft

Written from: Durham

Date: 29 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 246r-v

Document type: Holograph

Describes the circumstances of the death and "euthanasia" of Dr John Sudbury, Dean of Durham. Mentions his recent building of "the Guest-Hall into a Library, which was his last benefaction to us". Adds that the Dean ordered his own papers to be burned before his burial. ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 29 November 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 69

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of November 12. Hopes still to be in Ireland, "with the February moon"; because domestic affairs cannot so well be written of, as discoursed upon. Will be glad to know of the Duke's plans of residence after he shall have given up the sword. If his Grace will permit the furnishing for him, during his stay in Ireland, of a "very good apartment in the house the writer has bought of Lord Longford", it will make of Lord Arran "the proudest man in the world".


Lord Chief Justice Davys to Arran

Date: [November?] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 331

Document type: Holograph; signed only with initials

Transmits a copy of the writer's Answer to his brother Fitzgerald", concerning Lord Arran's case against the Earl of Kildare. ... Fitzgerald is positive that the writer will be displaced unless Lord Arran agrees to compound the matter. But he is not so to be terrified. ...


Mr Justice Fitzgerald to Captain Robert Fitzgerald [brother of the writer]

Date: [November] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 323

Document type: Holograph; unsigned

Has received a letter of October 5, and the enclosed petition therein, ... which is false in the matter & scandalous in manner. ... if misfortune, not fault, shall remove the writer from the place of judicature [in the Court of King's Bench of Ireland] the trouble will be the less; but nothing shall lessen the writer's loyalty. ...

Note: A later pencilled annotation suggests Sir William Davys as the author of this letter.

Treasury Office, Dublin, the State thereof for one month ... ending 1 December 1684, exclusive

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 284

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 71

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of November 21 and 26, but not, as yet, that sent by captain Caulfield. Has shewn to Lord Murray part of a letter relating to affairs of Scotland. Is glad to hear that Captain Stanley has parted with his troop on so good terms, for the writer is told that "direction will go from the King to hinder all buying and selling of commands in the Army" - either in Ireland or in England - "for the future".


Ormond to Rochester

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 159-160

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Southwell.

Expresses, in very earnest terms, the writer's hope that full consideration will be given to the state and the needs of Ireland, before making that "almost total change in all the changeable part" of its Government, which is now the reported intention, at the Court in England; although, as to the details of "what is really intended", the writer continues to be in darkness.

As to the fittest place for Lord Ossory, and for Lord Rochester's daughter, it is in the writer's judgment clearly in this Kingdom - "where, if he pleases, he may employ himself in ... that command which Your Lordship procured him".

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 159-160

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


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 73

Document type: Holograph

Thanks Lord Arran for a letter of November 20, and for his "generous interposition to remove ill impressions" from the King's mind, caused by the misrepresentations of Colonel Hatsell.

Notwithstanding the writer's zealous service to the King, "ever since his Restoration", and his unwearied labours in the Commission of the Irish Revenue, he has heard of endeavours to remove him from that Commission.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 94

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letters of November 20th, and 25th. Sends the copy of a letter written to Lord Rochester. "Like my Lord Hawley's medicine for a cold", if Rochester keeps it to himself, it will do no hurt; if he shews it, it will, probably, do no good."

The King has, through Lord Sunderland, notified his commands that no further purchase of commissions in the Irish Army shall be allowed.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 230, fol(s). 223-234

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed as received on the 15th December.

Having seen, and having taken part in, as many revolutions of public affairs - some of them very desperate ones - as most men, the writer thought himself little likely to be taken by surprise. But, certainly, the King's late resolution concerning this Kingdom [namely, to recall the Duke] found him unprepared. There had, [in England] indeed, been indications that might have suggested such a result; but assurances of a contrary purpose had been lavishly made.

Has the satisfaction to leave Ireland more flourishing than he found it. But the multitude of needful audiences, and the harass of daily affairs, had led him to contemplate retirement during the approaching year; so that he might "think, with less distraction, of approaching dissolution". God in his good Providence, knowing the writer's need, gives him the opportunity sooner than he had thought of asking for it.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 157-158

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


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 79-80

Document type: Holograph. [Sent by the Earl of Granard.]

Has received, by Captain Caulfield, letters of November 19 and 20. Is glad that he, the writer, was here to have the publication of his Grace's intended removal laid upon himself, "though it was publicly spoken of in the Drawing Room, by one of the Cabinet Council", on the night before the writer's arrival. Conveys his impressions as to the hidden causes at work and also as to the truth of certain allegations in letters written to Ireland. "It looks odd", he thinks, "that the Duke [of York] should have interest enough to put Lord Rochester into the Government, and not have it hinder you from being turned out, if he had pleased. But, by the most prudent conjecture I can make, your countrymen [the allusion is (amongst others) to Lord Ranelagh, and to Richard Talbot (afterwards Tyrconnel)] [at Court] are the cause of your removal."


Captain William Tuite to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 302

Document type: Holograph

Notwithstanding his Grace's Order (upon the King's reference) ... to the Commissioners for inspecting defective titles no answer is returned in the writer's Case. Has suffered as much, through accumulating debt - whilst soliciting & giving from England to Ireland to & fro - as from the loss of his estate. ... Finds himself again stopped, after so many 'Orders', 'References', 'Reports' & the like ... by Philip Savage, Clerk of the Crown ... "in behalf of one Haughton, son to the Bishop of Meath's daughter". ...


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 81

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed by Ormond "Maxwell of ill-fame".

Gives an account of an information laid before Duke of York by Sir Robert Hamilton, against "one Maxwell, a Minister [in Ireland], for strange words spoken against the Duke". Adds that this Maxwell was a chief person concerned "in the business of Muschamp against my Lord of Arglas [Ardglas]".


Lord Chief Justice Keatinge to Arran

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 77-78

Document type: Holograph

Is glad to hear, by Lord Arran's letter of November 20, that there is assurance of soon seeing his Lordship again in Ireland, thought the reasons of his short stay in London are unwelcome & such as the writer "never suspected".

The Duke of Ormond is still "the self-same man" the writer ever observed him - "early up, and in his closet, until eleven in the morning; those days excepted whereon he rides abroad; and abateth nothing of his good & facetious humour". The Earl of Rochester will come to an easy government - "the whole Kingdom is in perfect quiet, and mens minds settled. ... Since the first English conquest, this Kingdom was never in such a condition of peace, plenty , & improvement."


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 96-97

Document type: Holograph

Although not quite resolved - until the receipt of Rochester's answer to the Duke's letter - whether or not he will await in Dublin, his successor's arrival, he still rather inclines to do so, because "it may be for both our satisfactions to have some discourse together"; for which there will be no due time, after the giving up of the sword; for upon that event, the Duke is determined immediately to embark, let the wind blow as it may; unless, indeed, "it be a rank storm".

Lord Kingston - on the contrary - is "not to be got aboard; so loth is he to leave a good town, though it be to go to a better".


The Information of Robert Young [concerning a plot in the county of Antrim] ... taken upon oath, before George Lovell, clerk, ... Chancellor of the diocese of Down, &c.

Date: 8 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 304

Document type: Original


Recognizance of Robert Young of Enocharron in the parish of Neuen, & in the county of Tipperary, ... for his appearance before the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 8 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 304v


George Lovell (Chancellor of the diocese of Down) to Dr John Coghill

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 9 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 306

Document type: Holograph

The writer's examination of Robert Young was taken in the presence of Major Forbes. ...

His correspondent is prayed to communicate it to his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, whose orders on the subject the writer desires to receive.


William Ellis to Arran

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 75-76

Document type: Holograph

Expresses the regret with which the writer has heard of aspersions on his Lordship's administration of affairs in Ireland.

Is unable to recollect any one employment, civil, military, or ecclesiastical, "that ever the late Lord Deputy disposed of, at the request of the writer", except a lieutenancy of foot, given to Ensign Malcolm Hamilton, who did not pay even the office fee upon his commission.

Adds some notice of the nature of the writer's acquisitions of estate in Ireland.


Feilding to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 83-84

Document type: Original

Reports various matters of appointment to military commands and to civil offices; and various incidents, domestic and political.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 98-99

Document type: Holograph

Sends a copy of a letter which the Duke received from the King, not very long ago, of another style, and quite of another complexion, than that of October 19th last. He also sends a copy of his, the Duke's, answer to that letter. These documents will serve to shew "that Kings have no better memories than other men". The Duke believes if the King had remembered the one, he would not have written the other.

Adds an account of certain calumnies to which he has himself been exposed, during his lieutenancy, and also of charges adduced (by John Ellis, and others) against Lord Antrim - warning him, more especially, of the necessity of "breaking off the track" of overmuch "good-fellowship" and conviviality.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 11 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 87-88

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of December 3, with a copy of that written on same day to my Lord Rochester. Reports, at length, his conference with Rochester, upon matters, personal and political, therein referred to; and, in particular, as to a supposed intention to dismiss from office persons who had ever served against the King, or whose fathers had so served - "let their merits since" have been what they might.


Ormond to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 221

Document type: Contemporary Copy

Is confident that there is no necessity, or good reasons, for such proposed alterations, at this time, as would make "almost a total change in all the changeable parts of the Government" of Ireland.

His Majesty may justly change his servants and give no reason for it, but if he does give a reason it should be well grounded.


Rochester to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 161-164

Document type: Copy

Has waited on the King, ... "three or four times, to discourse, and to receive His Majesty's Instructions in relation to Ireland, but it hath never gone further yet than discourse in general, - that several officers in the Army must be removed; that the Council must be changed; and some powers of the Lieutenant himself be restrained".

As to Lord & Lady Ossory, "no part", says the writer, "of care or service that I can do them shall ever be wanting, and that as much upon the account of what they are to you, as any other consideration".

[Original at Kilkenny.]

[Life, III, App.]


A Copy of the Earl of Rochester's letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 404-405

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell' hand.


A Copy of the Earl of Rochester's letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 161-164

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


Lord Galway to Arran

Written from: Grange

Date: 13 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 85-86

Document type: Holograph

Has heard that there is like to be a sudden change in Ireland, both in civil and military affairs; and that there will be now "no distinction between those of the writer's religion and Protestants" [as to eligibility to office, and command, appears to be, by the context, the writer's meaning]. Does not desire himself to benefit by this change, unless with his Lordship's approval, & by his furtherance.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 100

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letter of the 2nd inst. came by post; that of the 4th was brought by Lord Granard, who (adds the writer) is either very ignorant of things designed [in England], or else very reserved.

Arran's objection to the Duke's mention of his design to leave Ireland "in the Spring", as being a phrase "too uncertain, and taking in too large a space of time", seems scarcely well-founded. The Duke's almanac tells him that "Spring" begins on March 10; and "Summer", on June 10. If it should be convenient, to himself, that he stay until April, the King, he thinks, will scarcely object to that arrangement.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 102

Document type: Holograph

Is of opinion that Lord Rochester's expressed wish to be in possession of his Government can have no other origin than some doubt that possibly the King's mind may change upon the subject. In that case, the writer can scarcely figure to himself a more unlucky plight - "taking in all circumstances" - than Rochester would then fall into.

If the real intention be to place some Papist in command of the Army, the Duke is really glad that it will not be he who will be ordered to do it.

He has had "intelligence from the women", about Lady Ossory, which ought to make my Lady Rochester arrange how she is to be disposed of; since the Duke himself is "resolved not to be troubled with nurses and cradles".


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 16 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 89

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a "composition" made of the affair in dispute with Lord Kildare. The King has said that he will nominate the writer to be of his Council in England, but that "it is not time yet". There is, therefore, nothing to induce his longer stay at Court. Notices the design of the Duke of York to proceed into Scotland, at the beginning of March. Adds that there is rumour that several political changes are to be made in England, before His Royal Highness' departure.


Vernon to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 20 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 93-94

Document type: Holograph

Will obey the Duke's commands by taking survey of Lord Strafford's house [in Gloucestershire].

Notices the feeling which induces many of his Grace's "thinking friends" to wish for his speedy return to England.

Mentions some legal business personal to the writer of which he takes leave to enclose "a breviate" [not now appended].


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 91

Document type: Holograph

Has seen his Grace's letter to Ned Vernon, "about taking a place in Gloucestershire [Stowell, in Bradley Hundred], from my Lord Strafford", but hopes the Duke will not give orders for any "positive bargain" until the writer has the happiness of seeing him in Ireland.

Hears that it is projected that all military appointments in the Irish Army, even to the commissions of subalterns, shall be disposed of in England.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 108

Document type: Holograph

Communicates a copy of his answer to the last letter received from Lord Rochester. Thinks that Lord and Lady Ossory will do well to live for the summer at his, the Duke's, house at Dunmore. And if Lord Arran thinks fit to offer, on the Duke's behalf, the use of Kilkenny Castle and of the parks to Lord Rochester for that season, his Lordship will be heartily welcome there; "whilst this place [Dublin Castle, then in course of restoration] will be rubbish".


Bishop of Oxford [Dr John Fell] to Ormond

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: 22 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 95

Document type: Holograph

Sends the seasonable wishes for his Grace's happiness; and adds: "I make no doubt but that your day, which has shone forth with clear and glorious lustre, will have as bright an evening & master all the clouds which endeavour to obscure it".

Acquaints the Duke with the receipt, by the writer, of a letter from Lord Sunderland notifying the King's pleasure that the young Earl of Clancarty (placed by the Duke of Ormond under the writer's care) should be permitted to keep his Christmas at London with his uncle Colonel Macarty. Such an address from the King seems to import "a further aim" on the part of those who obtained it. The Earl's tutor, Mr Woodward, has the writer's instructions to attend the Earl closely.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 102

Document type: Holograph

Thinks that the changes in matters of administration and policy in Ireland, lately talked of at Court, will come to very little. "Reasons will easily be found to delay the execution, till the proposition", itself, "is forgotten".

Notices some matters of merely family interest; and repeats the mention of his anxiety to hear from Lord Rochester.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 99

Document type: Holograph

Has received, by the hands of Sir Robert King, the Duke's letter of December 10.

Mentions a report, so rife in London that "many grave people believe it to be true", of the Duke's marriage with Lady Orrery. For the writer's own part, he intends to trouble himself no more about "reports".

Has had the King's commands to send back to Ireland all officers that were here upon furlough; and intends to include himself in their number.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 106

Document type: Holograph

Has received Arran's letters of the 6th, 11th, and 16th inst., and also a letter of Lord Rochester's, the copy of which he now encloses for Arran's perusal; that he may be fully informed of all matters connected with the Duke's removal from his lieutenancy.

Maxwell, [a Presbyterian?] clergyman of Ulster, has written to the Duke so pertinently on the state of the province, that (without knowing much about the writer) he has thought it worth while to send the letter to Lord Sunderland, that it may be laid before the King.


Lord Chief Baron Henes to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 97-98

Document type: Holograph

Thanks Lord Arran for his vindication of the writer from groundless aspersions on his character, occasioned, as he believes, by the rancour felt by Lord Ranelagh on the score of a decree given against him in the Court of Exchequer.


Part of a Letter from his Grace [the Duke of Ormond] to the Earl of Rochester, then appointed to be Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [concerning certain rumoured intentions of change in the Establishments and Privy Council of that Kingdom]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 314-315

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Rochester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy

Is in no impatience to know more [of the contemplated changes in public business], or sooner, than it is thought fit he should. Nor has he any ambition to be heard, until he shall be commanded to speak.

Retains the opinion that Lord & Lady Ossory should continue to live in Ireland, so long as Lord Rochester shall continue to hold the government.

[Life, III, App.]


A Copy of Duke of Ormond's letter to Rochester calendared at MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 165

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 407

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell's hand


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 165-166

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


John Sprewell to Lord Viscount Mountjoy

Written from: Coleraine

Date: 29 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 313

Document type: Holograph

Informations concerning the practices of certain "King-killing State-disturbing instruments" - chiefly of Scottish origin, as it seems - in the county of Down, & adjacent parts of Ulster.


Advices concerning the Rebellion in Scotland, and more particularly of incidents told to informant in Galloway. Given, verbally, to William Ellis, secretary to the Earl of Arran ? by William Morrison, master of a ship, now riding at Wicklow. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.

Date: 29 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 315

Document type: Original; apparently in Ellis's hand


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 December 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 110

Document type: Holograph

Sir Nicholas Armourer, who is now laid up with gout, has (upon the Duke's advice) parted with his commands of a fort and of a company of foot-soldiers, in favour of Sir Cecil Wyche.


An Abstract of the Gross Produce of the [several] Branches of the Revenue of Ireland, for two years, namely 1683 and 1684, compared together

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [31 December] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 292

Document type: Original


A View, or Comparison, of the Gross Produce of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland for the two years it has been under the management of the present Commissioners, ... viz. 1683, & 1684 [arranged under Districts]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [31 December] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 294-295

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Petition of Lemuel Kingdon, Patrick Trant, and William Bridges

Date: [December?] 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 296-297

Document type: Copy

Recite the circumstances under which the several & joint debts of the petitioners to the Crown in I were contracted. ...

Pray that his Majesty will be pleased to accept of the sum of £30,000, to be paid within three months, in lieu of all demands upon petitioners.


Breviate [and Notes] of the Bill and Plea [in a case concerning a grant of lands within the Duchy of Lancaster]: Attorney General [of England] contra Vernon [and others; in the Court of Chancery]

Date: 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 319


Speech of the Attorney General, on his Majesty's behalf [in the cause aforesaid]

Date: 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 320

Document type: Official Report


Passages upon the hearing of the Plea [of Edward Vernon, and others, defendants, in the cause aforesaid]

Date: 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 317-318

Document type: Contemporary Report


Some general but imperfect Hints of [the state of public affairs in] Ireland, for above forty years past

Date: 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 2-12

Document type: Without any indication of authorship

Note. It is stated on fol. 11 that the people of Ireland "are computed to be 1,100,000 souls, whereof 800,000 are Papists, and the rest Protestants of all sorts". ...


Notes, by Thomas Carte, on the practice of Touching for the King's-evil. From a printed pamphlet of 1684. With statistics, 1661 to 1683.

Date: [ 1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 3


[Ormond] to Arran

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 300

Document type: Breviate: by Southwell

Among the many distracting considerations, public and domestic, which the writer has to bear in mind, none lie closer, than such as concern Lord Arran. In Arran's condition, there is "a better" course - which the wiser sort will approve - and "a worse" - by which ill people will be gratified. And the choice may yet be made. On this tender point, "I would not", adds the Duke, "say so much, if I did not know more: nor do I yet think so ill; as not to think it worth the saying".


Notes of Leading cases adjudged, at various periods, in English Courts of Law and of Equity; relating chiefly to the Law of Real Property, and to the Law of Wills and Administrators. Abstracted by Thomas Carte, from Vernon's 'Reports'

Date: 1684 to 1716 inclusive

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 6-9

Document type: Breviates


P[atrick?] Trant to Ormond

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 321

Document type: Holograph

Sir William Stapleton, "who hath, with great reputation, served these seventeen years past in the West-Indies; - first, as Lieutenant-Colonel of Sir Tobias Brydges' regiment; and, for the last twelve years as Governor-General of the Leeward Islands is now ... coming home", &, as the writer supposes, is resolved to settle in Ireland - he having remitted a considerable sum of money hither for the purchase of an estate. ... He is capable of serving the King & the Duke of Ormond in any military employment.

Note: Edward Edwards originally suggested P[hilip] Trant, but Patrick Trant occurs elsewhere, eg. MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 296-297.

Notes of Precedents and Cases, affecting or supposed to affect a pending suit between the Earl of Kildare and the Earl of Arran

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 329-330

Document type: Original


Appended 1

[A List of Causes depending in the Court of King's Bench] in several years of the reign of James, late King of England

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 327


Appended 2

[A List of Causes depending in the Court of King's Bench] in several years of the reign of King Charles I, late King of England

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 328


An Abstract of certain portions of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. With some proposals relating thereto.

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 337


Petition of Robert, Earl of Sunderland, to the Earl of Arran, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 340

Document type: Original

Recites his Majesty's grant to petitioner, bearing date 28 March last, of a sum of £21,000, to be paid out of certain reserved quit-rents, accruing in Ireland (& amounting to £5,000 a year), next & immediately after the payment of these three sums following, viz. (1) a sum of £8,888 payable thereout to Laurence, Earl of Rochester; (2) a sum of £3,000 payable thereout to Sir Timothy Tyrrell; and (3) a sum of £8,000 payable thereout to the assigns of the first Earl of Orrery.

Prays insertion of the sums so granted, and so payable, to petitioner, upon the present Establishment.


The humble opinion of Sir William Petty [his Majesty's Surveyor-General of Ireland], to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran; concerning the repair & apportionment of the Castle of Dublin

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 341

Document type: Apparently, Original; but without signature or date

The humble opinion of Sir William Petty [his Majesty's Surveyor-General of Ireland], to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Arran; concerning the repair & apportionment of the Castle of Dublin; and the erection of a palace for the Chief Governor of Ireland. Drawn up upon occasion of the partial destruction of the Castle, by an explosion of gunpowder.


List of the Officers of six regiments of foot [forming part of his Majesty's Army in Ireland]

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 345


An Account of turned or nailed guns [in the Ordnance Department of Ireland] to be disposed of

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 349


Proposals for an Annual Survey, by an officer of his Majesty's Ordnance in England, of the state of the ordnance and ammunition, and other stores of war, in all his Majesty's forts & garrisons in Ireland

Date: [1684]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 347


Sir Robert Hamilton's Case [concerning a Pension granted to him by the King, and charged upon his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland; and concerning the proceedings of the Commissioners of Revenue, in relation thereto]

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 478

Document type: Apparently, Original


A Certificate of the services, losses, and merits of Cary, Earl of Roscommon [the "Colonel Cary Dillon" of many previous papers in this series]. By the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 414

Document type: Copy; with corrections

Probably addressed to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury in England.


A Statement of questions depending between the Trustees of certain creditors of Henry, Earl of St Alban, deceased, of the one part; and the Lord Viscount Muskerry & others, of the other part; relating to the Earl's estate in the county of Kent

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 647


An Answer by the Trustees aforesaid to a Proposition made by the Lord Viscount Muskerry for the purchase of certain lands, part of the estate of the Earl of St Alban, deceased

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 646


Petition of Sir Arthur Rawdon, baronet, to the Lords in Parliament

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 487

Document type: Official Copy

Is grandson of Sir Edward Conway, called to the House of Peers [as baron Conway], now dead.

Prays that he be admitted to the benefit of his Peerage, as being rightfully descended to him [from the said Sir Edward. This claim was rejected, & the barony declared to be extinct].


A Certificate, by James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning the services to the Crown of Cary, Earl of Roscommon; and the losses sustained by the Earl therein

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 325

Document type: Minute; with corrections in Ormond's hand


Ormond to the King

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

His Majesty's letter of April 22nd, although it has had not return until now, had all the effect his goodness and favour designed it to have. ... Not the assurance his Majesty is pleased to give that the writer's removal is not in his Majesty's thoughts, but the belief expressed that the writer sits before himself the performance of his duty to the Crown, with a passionate affection to the King, is what brings to him most delight. ... The station his Majesty has pleased him in will shortly be past his strength to bear. ... When it shall be thought fit to give him rest, and a successor, it is his hope that he may have the intimation from the King's own hand. ...


An Anonymous Report on the state of each of the several garrisons, in the Kingdom of Ireland, with particulars of the survey made of each of them, and an estimate of the cost of needful repairs and additional works therein

Date: [circa 1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 112-119

Document type: Copy


Directions to the officers of the Excise, in King James's time

Date: [1684?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 678

Document type: Copy of Instructions, sent from the Commissioners of the Treasury

Directions to the officers of the Excise, in King James's time [commanding them, on occasion of a pending Parliamentary election, to use their best endeavours in their several towns & shires, "to elect such members as will be willing to make an Act for repealing the Penal Laws & Test.


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