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James II - volume 3: May 1688

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James II, 1687-9. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972.

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May 1688

1063
May 1.
Commissions to John Murray to be captain of the company whereof Capt. George Moray, deceased, was late captain, to Colin Campbell to be second lieutenant of Capt. Robert Hodges's company of grenadiers, to Andrew Bisset to be ensign to Capt. Thomas Ogilvie, and to John Lockhart to be ensign to Capt. John Murray, all in the Earl of Dunbarton's Regiment. Minutes.
S.P. 44/69, p. 219
1064
May 1.
Commissions to John Arundell to be captain of that company whereof John, Lord Arundell of Trerise, was late captain in the regiment of foot commanded by the Earl of Bath. Minute.
S.P. 44/165, p. 41
1065
May 2.
Bill of Mr. Robert Scott for stationery ware from 1 October, 1687, to 1 April, 1688, amounting to £163. 13s. 6d.
These particulars have been received.
Sgd. Wm. Bridgeman.
At foot: To Edward Griffin, Treasurer of the Chamber. I allow this bill and do hereby authorise you to pay the same.
Sgd. Sunderland.
S.P. 44/337, p. 434
1066
May 3.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Warden of the Fleet. The King would have you permit the bearer, Mr. Thedy Begly, and whom he shall appoint, to have free access to any prisoner in your custody whensoever he shall desire it without any obstruction whatsoever.
S.P. 44/56, p. 416
1067
May 3.
Reference to the Lord Chancellor of the petition of Hannah Larkham, relict and administratrix of Thomas Larkham, for a commission of review in a cause between her and Mary Yates, sister and next of kin to John Pruett, concerning the validity of Pruett's will, whereby he constituted the petitioner's husband his residuary legatee.
S.P. 44/236, p. 6
1068
May 3.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. The King having had application made to him by Capt. Thomas Brooke, Mr. Brooke his brother, and Mr. Lucas, late officers in the army in Ireland, would have some account of them and for what cause they were removed from their commands, that he may know whether it may be fit for him to consider them some other way.
S.P. 63/340, p. 284
1069
May 4.
Direction to the Clerk of the Signet Attending, on the petition of Hammond Thornton for a beadsman's place in the cathedral church of Peterborough void by the death of one Hopton, to prepare a bill in the usual form for granting it to him.
S.P. 44/236, p. 9
1070
May 5.
Approbation of Sir Lewis Palmer, bart., Sir William Halford, bart., Henry Nevill, John Digby and George Binnion to be Deputy Lieutenants of co. Rutland.
S.P. 44/165, p. 41
1071
May 5.
Direction to the Attorney General to act in the sense of his report on the petition of Richard Boyle, stating that it is very unusual after a conviction in a capital crime to grant a new trial but in this case it cannot be done by reason that judgment is entered, but that in regard not only the petitioner (who was found guilty upon a doubtful evidence) but an innocent woman and her child (who as now the case stands in law will be a bastard) are also concerned in this matter of fact, it may be reasonable to permit the petitioner to bring a writ of error (which must be by licence) to reverse the judgment, if by law he can, in order to contest the matter again.
S.P. 44/236, p. 5
1072
May 5.
Reference to the Commissioners of the Treasury of the petition of Roger Manwareing for an order for the payment of £1540 (due on two assigns from Sir Robert Vyner and Gilbert Whitehall, goldsmith, of the rent payable to them out of the hereditary revenue of the Excise) with the arrears or such part thereof as his Majesty shall think fit.
S.P. 44/236, p. 9
1073
May 6.
Dispensation in the usual form for Thomas Andrews, High Sheriff of co. Northampton, to go to Bath or other parts of the Kingdom out of the county. Minute.
S.P. 44/70, p. 302
1074
May 6.
Reference to the Commissioners of the Treasury of the petition of the refiners of sugar in England and merchants trading in sugar and molasses, showing that the new method of importing French molasses is like to ruin the ancient trade of refining sugars and lose the King in his revenue £50,000 per annum and that, it being contrary to the Act of Navigation and several prohibitions, some ships laden with French molasses stand now seized in the Thames, and praying the seizure may be continued till they are heard.
S.P. 44/236, p. 6
1075
May 7.
Reference to Col. Legge, Lieut.-Governor of Guernsey, who on his arrival in the island is to call all parties concerned before him, of the petition of Elisha Saumares, one of the Jurats of Guernsey, showing that one Carell, a soldier in Capt. Scott's company, has falsely accused him of treasonable words, and the pretended witnesses, being examined upon their oaths, declared they heard no such thing, and praying the King to hear the matter that he may be cleared from scandal and his loyalty vindicted.
S.P. 44/236, p. 6
1076
May 7.
Reference to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the petition of the Mayor, Jurats, Bailiffs, freemen and inhabitants of Queenborough, co. Kent, for a new charter, they having surrendered their old one.
S.P. 44/236, p. 7
1077
May 7.
Warrant signifying the King's pleasure that the new Charter for the Borough of Queenborough, co. Kent, should pass the respective Offices without paying fees.
S.P. 44/337, p. 429
1078
May 8.
The Earl of Sunderland to Mr. Seaman, High Sheriff of co. Norfolk. His Majesty being this morning gone to Chatham for two or three days, I could not lay before him yours of the 5th. As soon as he returns you shall know his pleasure. In the mean time orders have been sent to the officer commanding Colonel Tufton's Regiment to prevent all further disturbances, and I am persuaded you will contribute all you can to keep things quiet.
S.P. 44/56, p. 417
1079
May 8.
Reference to the Earl of Tyrconnell, Lord Deputy of Ireland, of the petition of Samuel Ellis, showing that John Langton, being lawfully seised of the Clerkships of the Crown and Peace of the counties of Cork and Waterford and counties of the cities of Cork and Waterford, of the Clerkship of the Crown of the county of Limerick and of the Clerkship of the Crown and Peace of the county of the city of Limerick during his own life and the lives of Nicholas and John Osborne, William Langton and William Dobbins and the longest liver, has transferred his interest to the petitioner, and praying his Majesty to accept a surrender and grant the said offices to him during his own life and the lives of Sir Humphrey Mackworth and Richard Hillersden, James Selby and William Coode.
S.P. 44/236, p. 8
1080
May 9.
Reference to the Attorney General, who in the mean time is to cause a stop to be put to all proceedings in the matter, of the petition of George Etkins, John Stanbroke and William Merchant, for remission of a fine set on Etkins for not repairing an old way leading from Northfleet to Gravesend, for a pardon for digging the old way and for a grant for the new way found convenient by a writ ad quod damnum, they maintaining it during the term of their lease.
S.P. 44/236, p. 8
1081
May 11.
Reference to the Commissioners of the Treasury of the petition of Lucy Hanbury showing that, having been always loyal to the interest of the Royal Family, she in 1648 lent out of her small fortune £100 to the late King, who gave her a receipt under his hand and promised to repay it with interest when God should enable him, and that the receipt was mislaid in his late Majesty's lifetime and but very lately found, and, being now aged and reduced to necessity and having no other reliance, praying for speedy payment of the same with interest.
S.P. 44/236, p. 11
1082
May 11.
The King to the Prince of Orange, giving him news that the Queen has now improved in health. (fn. 1)
Holograph. S.P. 8/4, no. 69
1083
May 14.
London.
The Earl of Shrewsbury to the Prince of Orange, expressing his regrets that his friends consider it unwise for him to visit the Prince, but hoping for a plausible excuse to do so. (fn. 2)
Holograph. S.P. 8/1, pt. 2, fols. 213–4
1084
May 15.[Received.]
Captain Thomas Symonds to the King. Petition shewing that he served the King's father and brother during the late Rebellion in England, Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere and raised a troop of horse and a foot company at his own charges and several recruits of men, horse and arms and is nominated in the list of true, loyal and indigent officers; praying for a reference to the Chief Governor of Ireland and a letter on his behalf for satisfaction out of the lands belonging to the security of the 49 officers, or else for a pension.
Endorsed: Referred to the Lord Deputy, May 18.
S.P. 31/4, fol. 34
1085
May 15.
[The King] to the Prince of Orange. I have received yours of the 18, by which I find the E[lector] of Sax[ony] was gone from the Hague, and had been with you on board the ships which were before Scheveling, which must needs have been a new and pleasing sight to one who lives so far from the sea. I am now a setting out my summer guard tho' there will be little for them to do, except the French who are gone or agoing to Algiers oblige those people to make peace with them, and then of course they must fall out with me tho' they have already war with you, for my part I continue still of the mind I was, and will endeavour to support the peace of Christendom that the Emperor and Venetian may prosecute the war against the Turk. I intend to have a camp, as usual, at Hounslow the beginning of next month, which is all I have to say, but that you shall find me as kind to you as you can expect.
Directed: For my sonne the Prince of Orange.
Holograph. Unsigned. Seal of Crown, supporters, and monogram in cartouche.
S.P. 31/4, fol. 36
1086
May 15.
Cambraythe.
[Captain John] Cunningham to —. As I did not leave you without regret so do I now more than ever long to be with you again for with us things are to hot to hold. I am not really man enough to tell you how soon we shall come to one extremity or other, but things are at such a pass that it is obvious to all who have eyes. None of the principle you know me to be of can serve long with us and not strain their conscience which I will never expose mine to by being any manner of way (not so much as in thought) instrumental in the overthrow of a Church I had my baptism and am resolved, with God's help, to die in. How soon there may be oaths imposed on or promises exacted from us (to that effect) I know not. But as for my part, though I have not the piety of a Saint, yet I am sure I can with the constancy of a martyr bear all a Christian man ought on so tender an account. I have resolved to lay my commission down at his Majesty's feet and when that is done I have but one of two paths to choose.
The one is to retire into the North of Ireland to live upon a small piece of land I have there.
But the other, and that which, indeed, has made me write to you at this time is to endeavour to get into the service of his Royal Highness the Prince of Orange upon whom at this time all Protestant eyes are fixed, for it is his Royal Highness and he alone that can and must save us from the dangerous wrath that does so imminently threaten.
Holograph. S.P. 8/2, pt. 2, fols. 37–8
1087
May 15.
Warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for the payment of £511. 16s. 9¾d. to James Alexander, late Agent to the regiment under the command of George, Earl of Dunbarton. (fn. 3)
S.O. 1/121, pp. 289–90
1088
May 16.
Reference to Baron Milton, to report on the case as it appeared upon trial, of the petition of William Beckwith for pardon for manslaughter.
S.P. 44/236, p. 10
1089
May 17.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Bishop of Durham. The King would have you send up the names of such persons as you propose to be chosen for Parliament both for the county and city of Durham.
S.P. 44/56, p. 417
1090
May 17.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Duke of Beaufort. The King would have you send up the names of such persons as you propose to be chosen for Parliament for the towns you will undertake for, particularly Ludlow, Marlborough and Malmesbury. I have yours with the complaint against Cornet Webb, which I will lay before the King the first opportunity.
S.P. 44/56, p. 418
1091
May 17.
Reference to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster of the petition of John Stubbs and Mary, his wife, for a lease of certain concealed lands which they have discovered called Ashdowne Forest in co. Sussex, under the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster for 99 years at the rent of £100. 1s. per annum, they making out his Majesty's title.
S.P. 44/236, p. 10
1092
May 18.
Commission to John Mangridge to be drum-major general of the forces.
S.P. 44/165, p. 42
1093
May 18.
Commissions to Capt. Francis Langston to be captain of that troop whereof Capt. Strother was late captain, to Francis de la Rue to be captain-lieutenant of the colonel's troop, to John Strother to be lieutenant of Lieut.-Col. [Anthony] Heyford's troop and to Samuel Salisbury, to be cornet of Capt. Francis Langston's troop all in the Royal Regiment of Dragoons. Minutes.
S.P. 44/165, pp. 42–46
1094
May 18.
Approbations of Sir William Bastard, Sir Courtney Pool, Sir John Davy, Sir Simon Leech, Sir Walter Blount, Sir Walter Young, Sir Thomas Berry, Sir John Southcott and John Chichester, Samuel Sainthill, Thomas Reynell, Thomas Bampfield, Richard Coffin and John Courtney to be Deputy Lieutenants of co. Devon, and of Sir John Fagg of Wiston, Sir Richard Sherley, Sir William Goring, William Garroway of Ford, Sir Cecil Bishop and John Spence of Mawling, Henry Gage of Bentley, William Dorrell of Scotney, Richard Carryll, Anthony Kemp, John Smith and John Lutner alias Lewkner to be Deputy Lieutenants of co. Sussex.
S.P. 44/165, p. 43
1095
May 19.
Wells.
Harry Bridges to [the Earl of Sunderland]. Were I not concerned in this abuse I had taken an opportunity to represent to your lordship the great mischief and uncertainty proceeding from our country posthouses, whose fidelity more especially at this time deserves a scrutiny more than ordinary, [that] the King's affairs may be treated with more secrecy than I am afraid they are through the malice of prying people and the corruption of the postmasters. To particularize, in the town of Yeoville, the staple commodity whereof is gloving, a principal workman therein complained to me and some others at the last Quarter Sessions that he paid £5 or £6 a year postage for letters only, that the postmaster of the town through evil will to him had frequently stifled his letters and that of the many journeys he takes to London in a year he had scarce one without some discovery of treachery in the posthouse.
A letter of very great consequence directed to me from an attorney in London never came to my hands and I have great reason to think it was stifled at Bruton in this county, and I question not the villainy of postmasters in other counties is equal. No account of consequence being to be transmitted to you without passing the pykes of these men of whose fidelity good assurance I think ought to be had, a regulation may pass upon them too.
S.P. 31/4, fol. 38
1096
May 19.
Reference to the Attorney General of the petition of Abstrupas Danby for a noli prosequi upon an information exhibited against him by Mrs. Margaret Danby for causing her to be arrested on a Sunday between 10 and 11 in the evening, for which he and his servant are convicted.
S.P. 44/236, p. 10
1097
May 19.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. The bearer, Lieut. Butler, having been several years in the Emperor's service, his Majesty commands me to recommend him to you for some employment in the army in Ireland.
S.P. 63/340, p. 284
1098
May 20.
Approbation of Sir Robert Joceline to be a Deputy Lieutenant of co. Hertford.
S.P. 44/265, p. 43
1099
May 20.
Warrant to George, Lord Dartmouth, Master General of the Ordnance— after reciting that the square tower within the fort of Sheerness is to be made a magazine for stores and ammunition of war, whereby the business of the storekeeper will be very much increased—to appoint two able and sufficient persons to be employed as labourers in the stores there, where they are to give their constant attendance, making to each of them by bill and debenture the allowance of £26 per annum to be paid quarterly out of the treasury of the Ordnance Office, commencing from June 30 next.
S.P. 44/165, p. 44
1100
May 20.
Warrant to the same to give order to the principal officers of the Ordnance to cause the metal of the defective and unuseful ordnance in a list annexed [not entered] to be cast into such brass mortar-pieces or other ordnance as he shall direct.
S.P. 44/165, p. 44
1101
May 21.
Acknowledgement by the Clerk of the Pells to the collector of profits from writs of covenant, writs of entry or otherwise in the Alienation Office, of the sum of £250 for the pension of Bridget, Countess Dowager of Plymouth.
S.P. 31/5, fol. 82
1102
May 21.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Earl of Bath. I send you the names of the gentlemen the King approves of to be Deputy Lieutenants of co. Devon. He would have you call in all deputations you may have given to any other persons.
S.P. 44/56, p. 418
1103
May 21.
Approbation of Sir William Pennington of Muncaster, bart., Sir Wilfred Lawson of Isell, Sir Francis Salkeld of Whitehall and Francis Howard of Corby to be Deputy Lieutenants of co. Cumberland.
S.P. 44/165, p. 45
1104
May 21.
Commission to Richard Oxburgh, to be cornet of the colonel's troop in Viscount Galmoy's Regiment of Horse in the army in Ireland. Minute.
S.P. 63/340, p. 285
1105
May 22.
The Earl of Sunderland to the Duke of Beaufort. The King having directed the complaint against Cornet Webb to be heard in Council, I send you an order to that purpose, that the parties complaining may take care some persons attend on their behalf.
S.P. 44/56, p. 419
1106
May 24.
Approbation of Sir John Webb, bart., Sir John Arundell, George Hussey, Sir Harry Butler, Sir Robert Napper, knt. and bart., Sir John Morton, bart., and Michael Harvey, Henry Trenchard, Richard Brodrip, Thomas Moor, Henry Hemings, John Mitchell, Gerard Nappier, John Lawrence, Thomas Freke, George Pen, jun., and Robert Seymour to be Deputy Lieutenants of co. Dorset.
S.P. 44/165, p. 45
1107
May 24.
Commission to Thomas Broome Whorwood to be captain of that troop whereof Sir John Parsons was late captain in the regiment of horse commanded by the Duke of Berwick. Minute.
S.P. 44/165, p. 46
1108
May 24.
Admiral Herbert to the Prince of Orange, advising his intention to sail soon for Holland in response to the Prince's invitation. (fn. 4)
Holograph. S.P. 8/1, pt. 2, fols. 217–8
1109
May 25.
Reference to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the petition of Col. Thomas Colepeper for letters patent for the sole use of a new invention of a water engine.
S.P. 44/236, p. 11
1110
May 25.
Reference to the Commissioners of the Treasury of the petition of Christopher Cook, clothier, to be discharged the sum of £600 which he owed to his brother, Stephen Cook, and which became forfeited to his Majesty by his brother's being engaged in the late rebellion in the West, he being no ways able to pay it.
S.P. 44/236, p. 12
1111
May 25.
Reference to the Commissioners of the Treasury of the petition of Edward Arundell for a lease under a rent of £100 per annum for seven or fourteen years of what shall hereafter grow due for the customs of prisage wine by virtue of the Act of Tonnage and Poundage and four parts in five of what shall be recovered of the unpaid duty of prisage wine from such as have received the same, he being willing to sue and make out his Majesty's right at his own cost.
S.P. 44/236, p. 12
1112
May 26.
Warrant to the Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, etc., to forbear putting in execution sentence passed upon Lewis Stevens, should he be found guilty of manslaughter at his trial for and concerning the death and killing of Robert Allen, until the King has signified his further pleasure.
S.P. 44/337, p. 430
1113
May 26.
Warrant to the Recorder of London etc., to insert Latimer Ridley, who stands condemned for and concerning the death of Robert Ashton of co. Lincoln, in the next General Pardon that shall come out for the poor convicts of Newgate, without any condition of transportation, and in the meantime to take bail for his appearance.
S.P. 44/337, p. 430
1114
May 26.
Warrant to Henry, Earl of Peterborough, to preserve game within ten miles of Drayton, co. Northampton.
S.P. 44/337, p. 431
1115
May 26.
Warrant to the Keeper of Newgate to permit and suffer Fr. Thadeus Begley to have free access from time to time to all prisoners in custody.
S.P. 44/337, p. 433
1116
May 27.
The King to the Warden, Master Worker and Comptroller of the Mint. Warrant to order the engraving of a seal of the Kingdom of Ireland according to the draft annexed.
The draft is reproduced in the Entry Book.
S.P. 44/70, p. 303
1117
May 27.
Direction to the Attorney General to cause a noli prosequi to be entered on the information mentioned in his report on the petition of Abstrupas Danby, wherein after tating the case on both sides he concluded that the petitioner is willing to appear to any action at law Mrs. Danby shall bring for recovery of damages for the hurt she received but desires that the further prosecution on the information may stay till she brings back the £3,200 taken by her out of the Court of Chancery and complies with the decree in Chancery, to avoid which she absconds, which is matter purely in the King's pleasure, the information being prosecuted in his name and may be stayed by his directions.
S.P. 44/236, p. 13
1118
May 27.
The Earl of Sunderland to St. John Taylor, messenger. These are in his Majesty's name to require William, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury to appear personally before his Majesty in Council upon the 8th day of June next at five in the afternoon to answer to such matters of misdemeanour as on his Majesty's behalf shall then and there be objected against him. And you are hereby required to summon the said William, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, to appear accordingly.
S.P. 44/337.p. 432
1119
May 27.
Like warrants to James Kitson for summoning the Lord Bishop of Ely and Thomas, Lord Bishop of Peterborough.
S.P. 44/337, p. 432
1120
May 27.
Like warrants to Henry Legatt for summoning Thomas, Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Lord Bishop of Chichester, Jonathan, Lord Bishop of Bristol and William, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.
S.P. 44/337, p. 432
1121
May 28.
Commission to John Jordan to be lieutenant to Capt. Anthony Brockholes's company of foot in New England.
S.P. 44/69, p. 219
1122
May 28.
Warrant to the Justices of Assize and Gaol Delivery for the Oxford Circuit and all others whom it may concern—after reciting that John Coleman of Southwark, cooper and George Clarke of the same, dyer, were convicted at the last Oxford Assizes of felony for robbing one John Hutchins and had sentence of death passed upon them—to insert the said John Coleman and George Clarke in the next General Pardon, without any condition of transportation, and in the meantime to take bail for their appearance.
S.P. 44/337, p. 433
1123
May 29.
Reference to the Lord Chancellor, to hear all parties concerned, of the petition of Francis Price, vicar of Blackburn, co. Lancaster, showing the chapel of Lango has been time out of mind a chapel of ease to the mother church of Blackburn, wherein prayers and other ecclesiastical rites have been celebrated, that Mr. Bartholomew Walmsley has dispossessed him of his right, and praying that Walmsley may be ordered to make restitution.
S.P. 44/236, p. 13
1124
May 29.
The King to the Prince of Orange, commenting on the prospect of maintaining peace with the Algerians, giving news of the Queen's health, and of the Queen Dowager's resolve not to go to Portugal after all. (fn. 5)
Holograph. S.P. 8/4, no. 70
1125
May 31.
Warrant to Henry Howard, Commissary General of the Musters, his deputy or deputies, to allow and pass Count Ercole Garimberti as cornet of Sir Simon Leech's troop in the regiment of horse commanded by the Earl of Peterborough, with his servants, in the musters during his absence, he having been given leave to go into the Emperor of Germany's service and remain there during the campaign.
S.P. 44/165, p. 46
1126
May 31.
Reference to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the petition of the Mayor, Aldermen and Council of Nottingham to be reincorporated.
S.P. 44/236, p. 14
1127
May 31.
Reference to the Attorney or Solicitor General of the petition of the Mayor and several inhabitants of Hertford for a new charter, they having surrendered their old one.
S.P. 44/236, p. 15
1128
May 31.
Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General—after reciting that by an indenture of 12 August last made between the King on the one part and Christopher, Duke of Albemarle, Anthony, Viscount Falkland, Sir James Hayes, knt., Sir John Narborough, knt., Isaac Foxcroft and Francis Nicholson of the other part, a grant was made to the Duke of Albemarle and other persons aforesaid of the use of the ship Foresight for a voyage to America, under the command of the said Sir John Narborough, for the taking up of certain treasure out of the sea, which said ship was to be returned by 18 July next; and it has been represented that there may be occasion for continuing the said ship in the said voyage beyond that time—to prepare a bill to pass the Great Seal empowering Christopher, Duke of Albemarle and the other persons aforesaid to continue the said ship in her said voyage for such further space of time, not exceeding six months, after 18 July as found requisite.
S.P. 44/337, pp. 434–5
1129
May 31.
Lord Lumley to the Prince of Orange, making an offer of his services to the Prince. (fn. 6)
Holograph. S.P. 8/2, pt. 2, fols. 39–40
1130
May 31.
Warrant to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for incorporating the Company of Knitters and Hosiers of the city of Dublin and liberties thereof by the name of the Hosiers of St. George's Guild, and for Sir Thomas Hackett, knt., Lord Mayor of Dublin, William Calvart, John Whitehead, James Plumley, Joseph Proctor, John Clerkson, James Cox, Thomas Briar, John Burrowes, John Twakes, George Hodgson, Thomas Rogers and Henry Burton to stand and be incorporated by the name of St. George's Guild; naming William Calvart as the first Master, James Plumley and James Cox the first Wardens and Thady Cary the first Clerk, together with a large number of provisos for the regulation of the said Company, including a clause for reserving to the Lieutenant General or other Chief Governor in Ireland power to remove or displace officers.
S.O. 1/12, pp. 282–8
1131
[May.]
The following key in Henry Sidney's handwriting, used by the Prince of Orange to decipher the letters of his English friends:
Lord Halifax 21
Lord Nottingham 23
Lord Devonshire 24
Lord Shrewsbury 25
Lord Danby 27
Lord Lumley 29
Lord Bath 30
Bishop of London 31
Mr. Sidney 33
Mr. Russell 35
This I desire you to keep by you. (fn. 7)
S.P. 8/1, pt. 2, fol. 219
1132
[May.]
Commissions to Arthur Macmahon, to be captain of the company whereof Capt. Charles Maccarty was captain in Viscount Mountjoy's Regiment of Foot; to Charles Maccarty, to be captain of the company whereof Capt. Arthur Macmahon was captain in the same regiment (added: should be Macarty's Regiment); to Lewis Moor, to be lieutenant of Major Francis Carroll's company in Major-Gen. Justin Maccarty's Regiment of Foot; and to George Barnwall, to be captain of the company whereof Capt. Luke Walsh was captain in Lord Forbes's Regiment of Foot in the army in Ireland. Minutes.
S.P. 63/340, p. 285
1133
[Late May or early June.]
The Earl of Sunderland to the Duke of Beaufort. I sent you some weeks the names of the gentlemen the King has approved of to be your Deputy Lieutenants. He would have you call in all deputations you may have given to any other persons.
S.P. 44/56, p. 419
1134
[May or June.]
Commissions to Daniel Magennis, to be captain of the troop whereof Capt. Matthew Ford was captain in Col. John Butler's Regiment of Dragoons; to William Netterville, to be captain of the company whereof Capt. Charles Hildyard is [sic] captain in Viscount Mountjoy's Regiment of Foot; and to Walter Bryan, to be ensign in Major Francis Caroll's company in Major-Gen. Justin Macarty's Regiment of Foot. Minutes.
S.P. 63/340, p. 286

Footnotes

  • 1. Printed in Dalrymple, op. cit., p. 290.
  • 2. Ibid., pp. 225–6.
  • 3. Printed in Calendar of Treasury Books, 1685–1689, Vol. VIII, Part IV, p. 194.
  • 4. Printed in Dalrymple, op. cit., p. 225.
  • 5. Printed in Dalrymple, op. cit., p. 292.
  • 6. Ibid, op. cit., p. 226.
  • 7. Printed in Dalrymple, op. cit., pp. 226–7.