James I: January 1605

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James I: January 1605

408. Sir Arthur Chichester to Viscount Cranbourne. [Jan. 4.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 1.

Received the King's and Lord Cranbourne's letters, by the hands of Captain Thomas Phillips, on the 14th of last month, and came hither on the 24th of the same. Acknowledges his obligations to him for the fashion of advancing him to this government. As soon as this Lord Deputy is gone, will begin with those businesses which His Majesty hath prescribed unto him. Prays a supply of victuals and treasure to hold their men-of-war together without disorder and burdening the country for a season. Hopes, in time, this country will be brought to bear a great part of the charge thereof.

Will be as careful in passing concordatums as any his predecessors in this place. But there are here so many extraordinary businesses to be done (the charge of which are to be borne by concordatum), that much treasure is expended that way. No judge, nor hardly a councillor, will travel 20 miles without such allowance, and meaner personages have more reason to demand it. His Majesty, in his letters to the Treasurer, sets down the 1,000l. allowed him yearly, and the 500l. of free gift, to be current English money. But the Lord Deputy alleges that it cannot so pass in his accounts, and if it be meant that he shall have it in that kind, it must pass by the name of 2,000 marks sterling money of Ireland, and so the 500l. rateably. Beseeches him to expound the King's meaning unto him. Endeavours his best to get fair dogs for him, of which the country is very scarce, the Lord Deputy having sent as many as he can get already into England. Seeing Lord Cranbourne desires them, he will from henceforth breed some for him, and in the meanwhile send such as he can get.—Dublin, 4 January 1605.

Pp. 2. Hol. Sealed. Add. Endd.: "Chichester to Cecill."

409. Sir J. Davys to viscount Cranbourne. [Jan. 6.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 2.

Can give him no certain intelligence, because the State business depends on directions out of England; and the weather has so interrupted intercourse, that the packet directed to Sir Arthur Chichester, and dated the 8th October, did not arrive here till the end of December. And the other letters given to the Lord Deputy and Council, by the hands of Jo. Bingly (to which Sir Arthur's letters has relation), are yet expected, for Jo. Bingly having put to sea upon Christmas eve, was driven back by a tempest, and hath not since been heard of. Sir Arthur being come up from Knockfergus is lodged in the Lord Deputy's house, where he continues private, not purposing to receive the sword until Jo. Bingly's arrival; yet, in the meantime, he acquaints himself with all the letters and instructions of State which remain in the Deputy's hands; and according to his wonted extraordinary care and diligence, makes entry of every particular letter and business in a book which he keeps for that purpose. Since his coming, he has plainly and frankly told the Lord Deputy what the world says and thinks of some things which have passed in his government. This has put his Lordship into some passion and trouble of mind; but that which perplexes him most of all is the report of the Lord Lieutenant's displeasure towards him. The cause is understood to be some passionate complaints he made that the Lord Lieutenant would do nothing towards obtaining for him the degree of honour which (as they heard) was expected in England, and that if he had not been provident and diligent, his Lordship had not been so well seconded in his martial actions in this kingdom. Urges him to perform a noble office of reconciliation, that this old gentleman, being 70 years of age, and who has supplied this place, even by the Lord Lieutenant's own assignation, may return into his country and descend into his grave in peace. There will be no consultation of Parliament matters until the letters in the hands of John Bingly be seen, and the bishops and judges return hither at the beginning of the term. This they hope to hold here at Dublin, the sickness having very nigh ceased. By the beginning of March expects to be ready to come for England.

In the meantime begs liberty to give his opinion touching the matter of religion, which is that there will be no need of any more laws to make the obstinate gentlemen of the Pale conformable, than such as are in force already, if the bishops will only perform their duties; for if they will excommunicate all such as will not come to church, the common law will imprison them without bail. This is much better than the censure of the High Commission, where there was much abuse and corruption, to the reproach of the Protestant religion and dishonour of the State. As for the priests and Jesuits, the Government desires only a proclamation to banish them, which they themselves expect, and only wait for the publishing of. For within these few weeks one of the friars of Mulfernon (Multifarnham), in Westmeath, came to the castle of Dublin to visit his fellows imprisoned by the Lord Deputy for boldly erecting a monastery and college of friars, although it was within the Pale; and being stayed by the constable, and asked "How he dare come to the King's castle ?" his answer was, "That he presumed he might come to any place within the kingdom until the proclamation of their banishment were made, which they expected shortly, and then they would willingly depart the realm." If, however, they should not depart upon the proclamation, the Government doubts not (as Sir John formerly wrote) but they should make their persons liable to the penal laws of England, which banish them out of England and all other the King's dominions, and make them traitors if they return into England or any other the Queen's dominions. Is still persuaded (as he has often written) that the common people would willingly come to church if they had churches and churchmen to perform ecclesiastical duties. For the week before Christmas, Sir James Ley and himself held a session at the port of Leix; and there, among other petitions, they received one from the sept of the Mores, in which they complained that they had no church or priest to marry or bury or baptize any of them; and desired us to take order therein, promising by their petition ever after duly to frequent the church. Orders have been since given that the vicar of Mariborough should every Friday say divine service near the ruins of an old church within their parish, and that he should receive a certain portion of tithes for his travel.

Promises to employ all his studies for the increase of the revenue, and perpetually to solicit the Deputy and Council to advance it. The Earl of Tyrone was here last week to complain against Harry Oge, touching the detaining of tenants, which is the principal business these northern Lords are troubled with. He hath lately sent into Spain to recall his second son, who was sent thither during the rebellion. He understands his father's country is laid waste and poor, and therefore he desires to spend a year or two more abroad, and purposes to pass out of Spain into the Low Country to serve in the wars there against the States. The Earl seems to be troubled at this, being doubtful lest the State of England should interpret it amiss, and says he has written back to him, that if he will not immediately return hither, he will never give him one foot of land here. Wishes that Sir Patrick Barnwell and the rest of our gentlemen within the Pale were as ready to recall their sons from beyond the seas. —Dublin, 6 January 1605.

Pp. 5. Hol. Sealed. Add. Endd.: "Sir John Davies to Viscount Cranborne."

410. Letters of Advice concerning Affairs in Ireland to the Earl of Northumberland. [Jan. 6.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 2 a.

Excuses his not writing his last letters from Drogheda, by reason he was forced to keep in the country, Dublin and all the maritime towns in these parts being much infected, and that he was loath at any time to send his letters by such as the Lord Deputy employs for England, lest they should not be safely delivered to him. And now finding the bearer, a servant of his uncle Sir Garrett Aylmer, bound for London upon his master's service, writes by him, to advertise him that about three weeks past the Lord Deputy embarked the most part of his money, plate, jewels, and stuff, and sent them away for England, under the charge of his faithful servant John, an old Scottishman, and one Captain Atkinson. It is believed that the goods were of great value, and that his Lordship made such a hand for enriching himself in this land, as the like was never done by any other that supplied his place. Is well assured he had all the means to enable him so to do; for first, being treasurer and master of the exchange of both the realms, he and his paymasters made a great hand that way, especially in passing of many bills of exchange in the names of divers that were never privy to them, and in paying the army and others in the mixed monies; and secondly, himself being Deputy, disposed the money as pleased him, no one daring to question his doings, having both the sword and purse in his own hands. His Lordship disbursed 1,000l. or thereabouts at the rate of the mixed monies to certain provost marshals appointed for the five shires of the English Pale, to weed out loose people and masterless men, while the army was afoot between May and Michaelmas in the year 1602. This was to be borne by the inhabitants of the five shires, for their being spared from that year's service; and the money is now levied by him after three or four for one upon the country, a very grievous matter, but yet the people know not to whom they may complain, such is their small hope of redress. It is reported that a privy seal came for 26,000l. but as he understands them, half of it came not thither, but was divided between the Lord Lieutenant and the Lord Deputy in satisfaction of such entertainments as were due to them. The Lord Deputy is much troubled in mind that Sir Arthur Chichester refused to receive the sword at his hands. But many commend him for so doing, since the third part of the entertainment, two other thirds being reserved for the Lord Lieutenant, was not able to support his charge in the place. The Lord Deputy has sent his man Bingly over to procure some further order for Sir Arthur to take the sword; for fain would he be away, now that he sees the army still a cashiering, and his benefit lessened thereby. This Bingly, within these five years, was but of mean estate, but is now deemed (having helped to serve the Lord Deputy's turn and his own, and withal one of the paymasters) to be worth 20,000 marks; he may, therefore, easily guess what a hand the master made when the servant got so much in such a space. Sir Edward Blaney, Governor of Monaghan, not long since sent the most part of his foot company to take a distress in Henry Oge M'Henry M'Shane's country in Tyrone (i.e., in the county of Tyrone) by some direction from the justices of assize, where they were disarmed for the most part, the distress taken from them, and six or seven of them slain. In the action, Henry Oge's own son was sore hurt, and three or four of his men slain, which has made the said Henry to be since upon his guard (illegible) .

Beseeches him to move Lord Cecil to procure the King's licence to continue him in the place of (written and then erased) in this State, and the rather in regard of his long and faithful service already in the place. (Signature purposely destroyed.) No address or date.

Pp. 4. Sealed. Add. Endd.: "To the Earl of Northumberland, one of the Lords of His Mats Privy Council."

411. The King to the Earl of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant, or Sir Arthur Chichester, Lord Deputy. [Jan. 8.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 79.

Grant to be made without fine, by letters patent, to Donnell M'Carthie, base son of the late Earl of Clankarthy, (for the respects had by the King of his late services and loyalty, recommended to His Majesty by the late President of Munster, and others,) of all such lands and hereditaments as were given to him by his said father by his deed or last will in writing; whereof a survey hath been taken and recorded before the late President of Munster, and containing (as the King was informed) 28 plough-lands, all which the late Queen, by her letters dated at Greenwich, 21st June 1598, appointed to be passed to him for the term of his life, with certain remainders in tail; and further, to encourage the said Donnell, to grant him, without fine, a certain castle called Castleloghie, in Desmond, and the several plough-lands thereunto belonging; whereof he had a custodiam by warrant from the late President and Council of Munster, to hold to the said Donnell, for his life, the remainder to Donnell, his reputed son, born before marriage, in tail male with remainder to the heirs male of the said Donnell, the petitioner reserving to the King and his heirs the reversion of the premises and a tenure in capite by the fourth part of a knight's fee, and the yearly rent of twenty shillings Irish upon each quarter of the said land for all services and demands; and if Donnell or any other holding by the said grant should commit treason against the King or his Crown, that all benefit of the said gift should cease and be forfeited.—Westminster, 8 January 1605.

Pp. 2. Add. Endd. Enrolled.

[Printed by Erck, (as of 8th June,) Calendar, p. 257.]

412. Mr. [John] Bingly to Viscount Cranbourne. [Jan. 9.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 2 b.

Is detained at Holyhead "by the stabilitie of the winde at west and west-south-weste." Has been several times aboard, and the last time was driven back by a storm after he had made great part of the passage. There are about 400 passengers detained similarly in and about Chester. Begs the delay in proceeding to Ireland may not be imputed to his negligence.

Pp. 1¼. Hol. Add. Sealed. Endd. by Cranbourne's clerk: "1605, January ix. Mr. Bingley to my Lord, from Hollyhead."

413. Sir George Carey to any of His Majesty's Council. [Jan. 9.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 141.

Warrant for a fiat of pardon to 86 persons of the county of Mayo, David Burke M'Ullick, de Dunkellin, gentleman, being the first of the list.—Dublin, 9 January 1605.

P. 1. Orig. Signed. Add.

414. Irish Letters and Papers translated into English. [Jan. 9.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 2 c.

1. "I com̄end me unto you. This young man my cousin, Cabarr O'Donnell, purposeth to repair to those quarters to visit his friends; and also to avoid the trouble of such debts as his brother owed. Therefore I am to entreat you to do him as much good as you can, and to use him in good sort until I send for him. And so with my com̄endations to you, praying you to com̄end me to M'Lean's daughter.

"Your loving cousin,

"Donegall, 4 May.


"To my loving cousin Ennos M'Donnell."

2. " Neal O'Donnell com̄endeth him to the son of Cabarr. I let your Lordship understand, that your demand for the land is (in my opinion) reasonable, and that the title and right of the sept of Huigh Duffe (whose land you did aske) is as good as any man's right, Tyrconnell; nevertheless I will give you land in form as your father had, and as M'Swyne Banaghes, and whosoever else you shall please to join with him, shall award. Moreover, I must let you know that Rowry O'Donnell hath made means to obtain Tyrconnell or his own share thereof, notwithstanding I know it shall be at my own disposition if Rowry become subject to law. And seeing now he cannot choose, I would wish you, as a friend, to come to the country afore Rowrie do come, in hope that your peace may be the better afore his coming, than after it would prove, if he would do no more than make you pay the charge of the land you would get. Touching the men you desire to have in pay, as many men as I have had hitherto in pay, I have divided them upon other persons. And now I am going before the Council, but I have a hope, that I never got as much as I shall get now. And by this book if I had but one 20s., I should think your share hereof too little upon proof of your good inclination towards me. Further, I am now going about business, and I think it were better for you to come in before I return than to stay after me. As for M'Owyne, he is one that did things against his people, and I will send on to get him a protection from the Governor of Loughfoyle, and I will do his business before the Lord Deputy and Council as well as I can.

"From Lough Esk, the 8th of 10ber 1602.

"Neale O'Donnell."

3. "This is the covenant upon which Neal O'Donnell doth pass and promise to Cavarr oge M'Cavarr O'Donnell, namely, that he will support the said Cavarr, being weak or strong, and that he will follow no man in the world's advice to prejudice Cavarr. And that he will not abridge Cavarr of anything that his father had, if the comand of Tyrconnell should happen to fall to him. Cavarr in like maner doth hereby take his oath and promiseth to spend all that he hath in defence of Neale, whether any of them be weak or strong, and that he will follow no man in the world's advice to prejudice Neale.

"Liffer, 9th January 1604. "Neale O'Donnell."

"Richard Bourke, witness. Donoghye Selle, witness."

4. "Cavarr, Bryan Owney commendeth him to you. My advice to you, is, not to come before the Earl until my Lord Deputy and the Commissioners do come, for I understand the Earl is not well affected towards you, and meaneth you no good. Know first what their offer to you will be afore you come before them, and go to Neale Garow until the Commissioners do come. No more, but if you please you may be deceived by the Earl.

"From Rathmolan, this Tuesday, 1605.

"By me Bryan Owney."

5. "I, M'William, do hereby confess that I have given 66l. to M'Cavarr upon William M'Shean, and that I do owe him 9 score and 18l. which is yet unpaid.

"Theobauld Bourcke."

Pp. 2. Endd: "Jan. 9, 1605."

[The Irish originals of these papers are not preserved in the Public Record Office. In other similar cases which we shall meet hereafter, the originals are found, without translation. Some of these papers are curious and highly characteristic; others are of no historical value. Of the latter class, are two lengthy Irish documents, in the collection called by us "Additional Papers," which have been deciphered and translated, but do not repay the trouble.]

415. The King to the Earl of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant, and the Deputy. [Jan. 11.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 81.

On the petition of John More, of Melick, in the province of Connaught, declaring that he had purchased 120 quarters of land in Connaught and Thomond since the granting of the general composition, all which were charged with the composition rent and no freedom of any part allowed him as to others his neighbours of meaner desert and less freehold saving the freedom of four quarters of land which Sir Richard Bingham did by warrant dated the twenty[ (fn. 1) ] day of June 1587 (?), after the return of the composition books, grant to him and his heirs, and praying that the King would confirm the said Sir Richard Bingham, grant and bestow on him and his heirs the freedom of six quarters more discharged of the composition. And the King understanding his good desert by many services done by him against the arch-traitor O'Donnel and others his con [federates] in the late wars, and that he was for that service robbed and spoiled of all his goods and chattels, his castles broken, his people slain, and all his lands wasted, the King confirmed Sir Richard Bingham's grant, and granted further to him and his heirs the freedom of six quarters more in any part of his lands he should nominate in Connaught and Thomond.—Westminster, 11 January, in the third year of the reign.

P. 1. Orig. Add. Endd. Enrol.

416. Warrant for Master of Ordnance. [Jan. 23.] Docquet Book, Jan. 23.

Warrant to the Master of the Ordnance, to deliver certain proportions of powder, shot, and other habiliments of war, to be sent by John Thomas into Ireland.

417. Exchequer Warrant for Sir George Carey. [Jan. 23.] Docquet Book, Jan. 23.

Warrant to the Exchequer, to pay to Sir George Carey, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, the sum of 348l. 17s. 10d., to be defrayed for sundry emptions towards a proportion of munition to be sent into Ireland.

418. Edmund FitzGibbon, the White Knight, to Sir Arthur Chichester. [Jan. 28.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 44.

Right Honourable, my very good Lord, my duty always remembered, &c. Having four months ago repaired to the late Lord Deputy at Lexlipp, delivered his Lordship there His Majesty's gracious letter directed in my behalf, which his Lordship then caused to be enrolled, but yet deferred to grant me a commission at that time to inquire for His Majesty such lands, chief rents, services and hereditaments as could be found to be His Majesty's in the right of my father or any other of my predecessors, according as the said letter importeth, by reason of the sickness then and discontinuance of the term; as also for that there were none of His Majesty's learned counsel then at Lexlipp, but did write a letter to the Lord President in my behalf and entered caveats in several offices, there expressing His Majesty's said gracious pleasure to the end that I might not be prejudiced in the meantime until his Lordship had by the advice of some of His Majesty's learned counsel, this term grant [sic] me that commission; and being not able myself now to repair thither being somewhat sickly, I have sent my son thither, to whom I humbly beseech your honourable Lordship, upon view of His Majesty's said gracious letter, to grant out a commission to inquire according the true meaning and intent thereof, leaving the rest of the particulars of the letter until mine own repair thither the next term, wherein I eftsoons implore your honourable good favour. And so do rest,

Your honourable Lordship's

Most humbly at commandment,

Ballyboy, 25 January 1604. Gd. Gybbon.

P. 1. Orig. Add. Endd.

[See letter 7 July 1604, supra, p. 182.]

419. The Earl of Thomond to Cranbourne. [Jan. 31.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 3.

Laments his hard fortunes touching the grant he obtained from His Majesty in this respect, that by reason of the infection spread in Dublin and thereabouts, there is no making any inquiry with safety to find out for His Majesty any lands thereabouts, and nearly all the best things of this kingdom are already passed to others, so that he cannot find any parcel worth the passing in any civil county. And he never meant to meddle with the out borders. Only he has passed the manor of Caterlogh in 23l. of the said grant, while Sir James Fullerton had already obtained before him 4l. of the best parcels of that manor. He lately sent him a brace of fair dogs, but unhappily the bark was cast away, and few of the passengers and sailors escaped, and all the monies and letters he sent for England lost. Had already informed him of the great abuse committed by James Galloway, late agent at Court for the city of Limerick, who having received from Lord Cranbourne a packet containing the books of complaint between him and certain captains to be delivered to the Lord Deputy, yet he hath ever since kept them with himself, and though the Lord Lieutenant is returned, refuses to deliver them.—Clare, 31 January 1605.

P. 1. Signed. Sealed. Endd. Add.: "Earl of Thomond to Viscount Cranborne."

420. Lord Deputy Carey to the Clerk of the Cheque. [Jan. 31.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 4.

Order from Lord Deputy Carey to the Clerk of the Cheque, to pay the officers, &c. of the Army according to certain rates of entertainments, commencing the 1st of February next.—Dublin, 31 January 1605.

P. 1.

421. List of Army and Pensioners. [Jan. 31.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 5.

To begin 1 February 1604.

"The List of the Army, and pensioners, payable out of the treasures coming out of England, viz.:—

General Officers, at the usual rates.

The Lord Deputy, at the usual rates formerly allowed to the Lord Lieutenant and himself.

Treasurer at Wars.

The Marshal of Ireland.

Serjeant-major of the Army.

Master of the Ordnance.

Ministers of the Ordnance.


Comptroller of the Victuals.

Thomas Smith, Commissary of the Victuals in Connagh (fn. 2) [Connaught].

Scout Master.

Provost Marshal of the Army, for himself and four horsemen.

President of Munster As in the former cheque book.
Provost Marshal of Munster
President of Connagh, for his fee at 100l. ster. per ann., his diet, and the Council there at 10s. per diem, an increase of 6s. 8d. per diem, an increase of 3s. 4d. per diem, and an allowance of 40l. per ann. ster. s. d.
In all per diem, ster. 27 8
Officers, Provincial.
Provost Marshal there, per diem, ster. 5 7
Commander of Loughfoile, per diem, ster. 20 0
Provost Marshal there, per diem, ster. 4 0
Governor of Ballishannon, per diem, ster. 10 0
Provost Marshal there, per diem, ster. 4 0
Governor of Carrickfergus, per diem, ster. 20 0
Governor of Waterford and Wexford 50 0
Governor of Liex (Leix) alias Queen's County
Governor of Kerry
Governor of Kinsall (Kinsale)
Seneschal of Monaghan, at 10s. the piece per diem, ster.
Dublin Castle These to remain at the rates formerly allowed them.
Laughlyn Bridge
Warders in Forts and Castles, viz.
s. d.
Carrickfergus Castle: A constable at 3s. 4d. per diem, and 20 warders at 8d. each per diem; in all per diem 16 8
Carrickfergus Palace: A constable at 2s. 8d. and 20 warders at 8d. each per diem; in all per diem 16 0
Dungarvan: A constable at 4s., a porter at 12d. and 20 warders at 8d. each per diem; in all per diem 18 4
Castlemaigne and Athlone To be continued at the usual rates.
Limerick Castle: A constable at 3s., a porter at 9d., a canonier at 16d., and 28 footmen at 8d.; in all per diem 23 9
Ballynlorgan: Six footmen warders at 8d. the piece per diem; in all per diem 4 0
Catherlaugh Castle: Ten warders at 6d. the piece per diem, allowed him by Her late Majesty's letters patents, dated the 21st October, in the 36th year of her reign; in all per diem 5 0
Lord Lieutenant 50 225 at 18d. per diem.
Lord President 60
Sir Henry Docwra 50
Sir Arthur Chichester 25
Sir John Jepson 50
Sir Richard Wingfield 50; viz. 20 at 18d.
30 at 12d.
Sir Henry Folliot 50 at 15d.
Sir Richard Trevor 25 at 12d.
Sir Edward Herbert 12 at 12d.
Captain Edward Wainman 12 at 12d.
In all 374
Sir Richard Hansard 100
Lord President 100
Sir Arthur Chichester 100
Captain Thomas Rotheram 100
Sir Thomas Williams 100
Sir Thobias Cawfield 100
Sir Henry Power 100
Sir Francis Ruishe 100
Sir Richard Wingfield 100
Sir Henry Folliot 100
Sir Thomas Cocch 100
Sir Samuel Bagnall 100
Sir Richard Pearcie 100
Sir Charles Willmot 100
Sir Fowlik (Foulke) Conway 100
Sir Edward Blaney 100
Sir Jozas Bodley 100
Sir Francis Roe 100
Captain Henry Atherton 100
Sir Oliver Lambert 100
The Earl of Clanrickard 100
Sir Thomas Roper 100
Sir Raph Constable 100
Sir Ellis Jones 100
Captain Edward Trevor 100
Sir Henry Docwra 100
Sir Richard Morrison 100
Sir Ralph Bingly 100
Sir Richard Terrell 100
Captain Thomas Phillips 100
In all 3,000
100 of these is above the establishment, and therefore to be allowed by concord.
s. d.
Robert Jemisonne, Captain of the King's ship, and Thomas Perrot, each per diem 6s. ster. 12 0
Captain John St. Barbe and James Carroll, at 4s. each per diem, ster. 8 0
Francis Gainford, at 3 9
Sir George Greame and John Lye, at 3s. 6d. the piece per diem 7 0
Dermott M'Morris, Gerrott M'Murtough, Martin Lyle, and Rowland Savage, at 3s. each per diem 12 0
Christopher Wackly 2 8
James Delahide and John Linnan, at 2s. 6d. each per diem 5 0
Pensioners of the List.
Gerrott Birne, Francis Gode, John Kelly, Richard Langford, and Walter Brady, at 2s. the piece per diem 10 0
Fergus Greame and Jonas Filiard, at 20d. each per diem 3 4
Morough M'Teige oge, Henry Borrowes, John Gillet, Maurice Lestrange, and —, at 18d. each per diem 7 6
John Frith and Richard Mapowther, at 16d. each per diem 2 8
Robert Moore, at 1 6
Nicholas Chrehall, Richard Hadbank, James Nott, William Hetherright, William Bicknell, William Rolles, Walter White, Robert Whitehead, John Nortone, Thomas Michall, Christopher Carelesse, Arthur Berereton [Breretone], John Drewe, Edward Salter, and Adrian Fitzsimons, at 12d. each per diem, ster. 15 0
John Birkett, per diem 0 10
Guintyne [Quentin?] Rutledge and John Cole, at 9d. each per diem 1 6
William Casie, per diem 0 8
John M'Sherrie, per diem 0 7
Simon Field, per diem 0 6
In all £4 14 2
Donough Cart[i]e, of Thomond, at 200l. per ann., per diem 10 11½
Pensioners by Letters Patents.
Lord Bourke, 100l. per ann., per diem 5 5½¼
Sir Francis Stafford, per diem 5 0
Sir William Clark, per diem 10 0
Xpofer [Christopher] Paiton, for Thomas Fleminge, per diem 1 8
And for Robert March, per ann. 30l., making per diem 1
Owen Aphugh, per diem 4 0
Richard Nettervile, for Mans [Manus] M'Shee, and Anthony Furres, at 20d. each, per diem 3 4
Dowbyn M'Brian, per diem 1 10½
Anthony Huggins, per diem 2 0
William Brerton, per diem 1 0
Patrick Cullam, per diem 1 0
In all 47 10½¼
Pensioners newly elected by warrant of the King's Majesty and the Lords of the Council, in August and September 1603.
William Bourke, Lawrence Masterson, Richard Owen, Rory M'Quily, Gregory Norton, Henry M'Shane O'Neale, Con M'Shane O'Neale, and Lisagh O'Connor, at 4s. the piece, per diem 32 0
Donnell Spaniagh, (fn. 3) alias Cavanagh 10 0
Jane Fitz-Garrald, Ellyn Fitz-Garrald, and Elizabeth Fitz-Garrald, (fn. 4) at 50l. per ann. the piece, per diem 8 2½¼
Per diem, ster. 0 8
In all, per diem, ster. 51 8½¼
Randell Cragg, William Ackar, Richard Margetts, Nicholas Serle, Decimus Casse, Thomas Ware, George Gresham, Nicholas Fallaw, Denis Brady, John Brenon, Henry Harot, Edmon[d] Boyce, and John Donnell, at 4½d. each, per diem 3 10½
Officers of the Musters.
Sir William Ward, Knight, Surveyor of the Musters, per diem 3 4
Ra[l]ph Birchinshawe, Comtroler 20 0
Anthony Reynolds, George Gascoigne, and John Mainyard, at 5s. each, per diem 15 0
Thomas Osburne, Commissary 4 0
John Waldronde, William Soare, Baptist Johnes, Richard Marsden, William Holland, and Anthony Birchinsha (sic), Commissaries of Musters, at 3s. 4d. each, per diem 20 0
Walter White, Commissaries 4 4
In all, per diem 66 8
James Ware, assistant to Christopher Paitone, Auditor for Ireland, per diem 10 0
Irish Horsemen.
Connor Roe M'Guier.
Owen M'Hugh.
Extraordinary entertainments allowed, viz., to:—
Tirloghe M'Arte 100
Brian Modder
Dennis O'Da
In all, at 6d. each, per diem.
Edward Grome 14 54
Ross Bane M'Mahone 10
Dennis O'Mullan 30
In all, at 4d. each, per diem.
Captain Nicholas Pinner, Captain Edward Morrice, Captain Roger Orme, Captain Samuel Harrison, Captain Edward Doddington, Captain Henry Skipwith, Captain James Blunt, Captain Edward Legg, Captain Ellis Lloyd, Captain Thomas Badby, Captain George Flower, Captain Roger Langford, Captain John Vaughan, Sir Ralph Sidley, Sir Lawrence Esmond, Sir Francis Barckley, Sir Ferdinando Freckleton, Captain Edmond Leigh, Captain Basil Brook, Sir Lionel Ghest, Sir John Sydney, and Sir William Windsor, at 4s. Irish, per diem; making in all 4 8 0
Sir Edmond Ffettiplact, per diem ster. 3 0
Huge Done, Ensign to the Lord Lieutenant's Game, per diem 2 3
Discharged Captains, Lieutenants, and Ensigns, allowed several pensions, per diem, viz.:—
Christopher Aplegat, Adrian Fitz-Symons, Richard Orme, Walter Harrison, Roger Tomson, Thomas Newcomen, Barthelome Dillon, Luke Hamon, Hugh Johnes, George Curtes, William Power, Griffith Hughes, Harbert Thomas, John St. Barbe, Patrick Esmond, Richard Griffith, Daniel Leigh, George Sheldome, John Baker, and George Edwards, at 2s. per diem; making in all 46 0
Thomas Dudly, Thomas Templer, Edward Ashpole, William Walrond, Thomas Shane, Anthony Skipwith, William Harckliffe, Dudly Harvie, Robert Moore, Fraunces Yarbrough, George Boile, Fenton Parsones, Arthur Blundell, Thomas Lambert, George Lishlie, William Burde, Mathew Smith, William Johnes, and Richard Neuge, at 18d. per diem; making in all 34 6
In all, amounting, per diem, for the said Captains, Captains-Lieutenants, Ensigns, their pensions, to the sum of (fn. 5)
Pensioners by Letters Patent from His Highness.
Patrick Arthur, at 3s. Irish, per diem 3s. Irish 7s. Irish."
Captain Walter Edney, per diem 4s. Irish
In all, per diem

Pp. 10. 31 January 1604. Endd.

422. Earl of Clanricard to Viscount Cranbourne. [Jan.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 3a.

Wrote so recently, and the place is so barren of good news, that he only desires to profess his affection and fidelity. Desires very much to go to England, for he is "already too full of Ireland, where there is little good company, much malice, and every place, though for the present quiet, yett full of discontent." Of his own provision he hopes to give a full and perfect account, though no man can "receive less favour of those that governe there in chiefe." Will write more of this, and meantime begs his Lordship not to "forgett his absent servaunt."

If Cormuck's stay has been too long, it is his (Clanricard's) fault. He was unwilling to part with him for the sake of the place whence he came.

Pp. 3. Hol. Add. Sealed. Endd.: "Earl of Clanricarde."


  • 1. Obliterated.
  • 2. Sic in MS.
  • 3. See supra, p. 146, note.
  • 4. Sisters of the so-called "Tower Earl" of Desmond.
  • 5. Amount left blank in original.