James I: September 1604

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James I: September 1604

333. Exchequer Warrant for the Treasurer at Wars. [Sept. 2.] Docquet Book, Sept. 2.

Warrant to the Exchequer, to pay to the Treasurer at Wars all such sums as shall be certified under his hand to have been borrowed for His Majesty's service.

334. Lord Chancellor Ellesmere to Sir John Davys. [Sept. 9.] Carte Papers, vol. 62, p. 3.

Thanks him for his letter from Cavan of 13th July last. Sir John may have great comfort that he serves so gracious a Sovereign, so religious, and replete with all royal virtues, and willing to remunerate the services of his meanest servants beyond their deserts.

Observes in the discourse he sent him, a very loving respect towards himself, and a very wise and judicious observation of the state of that wasted kingdom, and the condition of the people. May God stay his hand from further afflicting them. They have already felt the scourge of war and oppression, and now are under the grievous scourge of famine and pestilence. May God give them His grace to make the use thereof as true Christians ought, to become truly religious, truly good, loyal and faithful to their Sovereign, obedient to his laws, and to the effecting thereof. He shall wish and pray they may have religious, virtuous, and godly magistrates set over them. Promises that he shall always find him willing to stand him in the best style he can.—At [obliterated]; 9 September 1604.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc.

"If Sir Richard Trevor have occasion and trouble you, I pray you take knowledge of him as a gentleman whom I love and respect.—T. E. C."

Hol. Pp. 2. Add. Endd.

335. Sir George Carey, Lord Deputy, to Sir John Davys, Solicitor-General. [Sept. 10.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 138.

Warrant for fiant of pardon for 16 persons, Sir Mulmore (fn. 1) M'Swyny, Knight, the first of the list.—Leixlip, 10 September 1604.

P. 1.

336. Re-grant upon surrender to Raphe Segerson and Joane, his wife, and their heirs, of the city of Dublin, Ireland, of the towns and lands of Balleehowskert, Balleenesragh, Clanmore, in Ittie, and Balleeneharie, in co. Wexford, to have and to hold for ever at a certain chief rent to be holden of us, our heirs, &c. as of our castle of Dublin, by knight's service.— Windsor, 12 September 1604. [Sept. 12.]

P ¾. Endd: "12 Sept. 1604. To the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for a grant of lands in fee simple to Raphe Segerson and Joane his wife, upon surrender, &c. by Sir Rog. Wilbr."

337. The King to the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy. [Sept. 12.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

Licence or grant to Gilbert Purdon, a prebendary of St. Patrick's church, near Dublin, being aged and long visited with lameness, &c., to repair into England until he shall recover his health, he finding a sufficient preacher, as the Lord Archbishop of Dublin being superintendent of the same, and the Lord Bishop of Meath shall allow, with proviso that the same shall not extend longer than for the space of six months next after the recovery of his health.—Windsor, 12 September.

P. ⅓. Endd.: "12 Sept. 1604. To the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy of Ireland, to licence Gilbert Purdon to repair hither for the recovery of his health, &c. by Sir Rog. Wilbr."

338. The King to the Lord Lieutenant or the Deputy. [Sept. 15.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 59.

In consideration of the long and faithful services in Ireland of John Hoey, the King's serjeant-at-arms, upon surrender by him of a lease by the late Queen, one or more leases in possession are to be made unto him under the Great Seal of the town, lands, and tithes of Eastbothin and hamlets adjoining in the Birnes' country; also of a ruinous castle, two messuages, and certain gardens, and about 100 acres of arable land in Ballimore, in the county of Dublin. Likewise of the town of Hilltown and 60 acres of land. Also of the parsonages of Peircetown, Landy, and Taveragh, in the county of Meath, all which are held by the said John Hoey, for an unexpired term, at the yearly rent of 21l. or thereabouts. To have and to hold all the said premises to the said John Hoey and his assigns for 45 years, yielding the said ancient rent of 21l. And because the said former lease had not been of any advantage to the said John Hoey by reason that the premises were possessed by others by unjust pretences seeking the disherision of the King therein, and that the said John Hoey will endeavour to recover the same for the Crown upon increase of his estate therein by the present favour. The payment of the rent reserved was only to begin six months after the said John Hoey or his assigns should be peaceably possessed of the premises.—Windsor, 15 September 1604.

Pp. 2. Add. Endd. Enroll.

[Printed by Erck, Calendar, p. 35.]

339. Another copy of No. 338. [Sept. 15.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

P. 1. Endd.

340. Sir Richard Morrison to Cranbourne. [Sept. 17.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 216, 41.

Has heretofore been a suitor to the Earl of Devonshire and Cecil in behalf of this gentleman, Thomas Moigne, a preacher and a bachelor in divinity, for the planting him in Waterford, and was encouraged by their answers to bring him along with him into this kingdom. Praises his learning and conversation; and is the rather emboldened to commend him again to his favour, in that he is Cecil's chaplain, of whose worth he hopes he has already had good relation by his preaching at the Court in London and in the university of Cambridge, where he long lived fellow of a college in very good reputation. Begs him to procure him a competency in that church or thereabouts, through the Lord Deputy and Council. The bishop of which, having neither learning nor honesty to commend him, is at this time possessed of four bishopricks, and of most of the chief and principal benefices within his several diocese, a multitude of livings which he cannot hold, but either by usurping them or by unconscionable commendams and dispensations. Neither does he see how he can be provided for in that church but out of this bishop's superfluities, who, possessing many good places, doth good in none.—Wexford, 17 September 1604.

P. 1. Signed. Sealed. Endd. Add.: "Sir Richard Morrison to my Lord, from Wexford in Ireland."

341. Exchequer Warrant for Sir George Carew. [Sept. 25.] Docquet Book, Sept. 25.

Warrant to the Exchequer, to pay Sir Geo. Carew, Lieutenant to the Ordnance, 430l. 1s. 10d., to be defrayed for sundry emptions and provisions to be sent out as a supply of His Majesty's munitions in Ireland.

342. The King to Sir George Carey, Deputy. [Sept. 25.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 61.

Grant to Marmaduke Neilson, of the next ordinary pension that shall fall vacant in Ireland, not exceeding 2s. 6d. per diem of current money there of nine pence to the shilling sterling.—Hampton Court, 25 September 1604.

P. 1. Add. Endd. Enrol.

[Printed by Erck, Calendar, p. 104.]

343. Draft of No. 342. [Sept. 25.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

344. Warrant for Sir George Bourchier. [Sept. 25.] Docquet Book, s.d.

Warrant to deliver to Sir George Bourchier, Master of the Ordnance in Ireland, certain parcels of munition, match, &c., to be sent as a supply for furnishing the store in Ireland there.

345. The King to the Lord Lieutenant or the Deputy. [Sept. 25.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 63.

Though the King could not but greatly mislike that Breen M'Hugh Oge M'Mahowne, Patrick M'Art Moele, and Ever M'Conly M'Mahowne, by their petitions should arrogate each to himself the style and name of M'Mahowne, which it was his pleasure should be evermore hereafter extinguished; yet because of the evident tokens of loyalty given by each of them since their submission, grants by letters patent were to be made to each of them severally, and to the heirs male of their several bodies, of all such territories, castles, lands, &c. as were at any time granted to them or any of them by the late Queen by her letters patent, or promised to them by any order or articles agreed upon before the King's Council of Estate in Ireland, since their submission, reserving the former rents and services.

In the new letters patent, several remainders to be limited to such persons and their heirs male of their bodies as were mentioned to have such remainders in their former several letters patent. And although none of them could justly claim the abbeys, monasteries, or other spiritual or termon lands, custodiams are to be made to each of the said three chieftains of all such spiritual livings as were situate in the barony wherein each of their seignories was allotted, nor more than was promised him by orders concluded upon by the Council of Estate in Ireland, reserving such rents as were paid to the late Queen.—Winchester, 25 September 1604.

Pp. 2. Copy. Endd. Enrol. Not add.

346. The King to the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy. [Sept. 25.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

Letter to the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy, to accept a surrender of Dermot O'Sullivan, and Tough, Daniel, and Cnougher, his younger brethren, of so much of their late father's lands in Kerry as they are peaceably possessed of, and to re-grant the same.

P. 1. Endd.: "O'Sullivan."

[Printed by Erck, Calendar, p. 32.]

347. The King to Sir George Carey, Deputy. [Sept. 29.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 65.

Grant of a pension of 2s. English per diem to Robert Savage, in consideration of the good service done by him in the wars in Ireland, and of his maims therein sustained; to hold for his life, to be paid at the hands of the Treasurer at Wars there. Payment to commence from the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary last past.—Hampton Court, 29 September 1604.

P. 1. Add. Endd.

348. Draft of No. 347. [Sept. 28.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

P. 1. Draft. Not add. or sealed. Endd.: "28 Sept. 1604. to the Ld. Deputy, for a pension of two shillings for Robert Savage."

[Printed (but dated Sept. 29), by Erck, Calendar, p. 165.]

349. Lords of the Council to Sir George Carey, Lord Deputy. [Sept. 29.] Philad. P., vol. 3, p. 19.

The lands of Patrick Condon, deceased, having been set out to Arthur Hide and others (though no part of those escheated lands intended to be granted to the undertakers) on his attainder for the crime only of burning the old castle of Ballehendon, where he took certain rebels, afterwards executed by law; he was by the late Queen pardoned and restored to his lands until the said Arthur suggested that the said Condon was attainted for being in rebellion with James Fitzmaurice, and not for the fact aforesaid; whereupon, by letters from the Lords of the Council, Condon was removed and Hide restored. But now David Condon, son and heir of said Patrick, affirming that his father never was in action with James Fitzmaurice, as Hide alleged, and producing a letter from the Earl of Ormonde testifying as much, and further affirming that his father died possessed; yet, notwithstanding, by letters from the Lord Deputy to the Lord President of Munster for relief of the undertakers, the Lord President has granted warrants of repossession to Arthur Hide, son and heir of said Arthur, deceased, and also for taking the said David's corn and other profits; and so the said David lost his possession, not being allowed to answer the said Hide's bill before the Lord President.

The Lord Deputy and Council are now to hear both parties, and if Hide be not able to prove that the said Patrick Condon, deceased, was in action with James Fitzmaurice, David, his son, is to have restitution.—Hampton Court, 29 September 1604.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., T. Dorset, Nottingham, Worcester, Devonshire, H. Northampton, Cranbourne, J. Herbert.

Pp. 2. Original.

350. Estimate of the Decrease of Charge in Ireland. [Sept.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 216, 41 A.

A brief estimate how the charge in Ireland, is decreased in three half years, with a comparative estimate for the next half-year.

P. 1.


  • 1. Called also Mulmory. Erck's Calendar, 77.