James I: April 1605

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James I: April 1605

459. Saving under the New Establishment. [April 1.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 19.

A view of what is saved since the establishment made for Ireland, beginning the 1st October 1604.

P. 1.

460. Charge of Army in Ireland from April 1. [April 1.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 20.

The charge of the army in Ireland per ann., beginning the 1st of April.

P. ½.

461. Establishment for Ireland. [April 1.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 21.

An establishment for the realm of Ireland of all officers, general and provincial, horse and foot, warders of castles, pensioners, &c., with their rates of entertainment by the day month, and year, commencing on the 1st April.

P. 1. very long. Original, on vellum, attested by Sir Francis Gofton.

462. [Duplicate of No. 461.] [April 1.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 22.

463. The King to the Lord Lieutenant. [April 1.] Docquet Book, April 1.

Letter to the Lord Lieutenant, to grant a fee-farm to John King, of the yearly value of 50l., in consideration of services.

464. Father Francis Fierontini, S. J., Rector of the Jesuit College, Louvain, to Father Robert Nugent, S. J. [April 3.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 23.

Imparting faculties to hear confessions and absolve from sins and spiritual censures, with the restrictions as to the consent of the ordinary, &c., which are usual in the powers granted to priests who are members of the regular orders.

P. ½. Latin. Signed and sealed. Endd. by Cranbourne's clerk: "The Rector of the Jesuit's College at Lovayne to Father Newgent, whereby he gives him authority to absolve men from certain synnes."

465. Sir Arthur Chichester to Viscount Cranbourne. [April 3.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 24.

These gentlemen [Sir John Davys and Sir Richard Cooke] go hence fully entrusted in the affairs of this kingdom. Beseeches his Lordship to take notice of the industrious pains which Sir John Davys has demonstrated by his toilsome travels through most part of the kingdom, and which have produced good show of obedience, and sown duty in the hearts of many thousands. Hopes he will hasten him back to them, as his associates of the King's learned Council rather follow the old rule of former Presidents than what truly tends to His Majesty's honour and profit. Has sent some private remembrances with this dispatch, and recommends them to him only and the Lord Lieutenant; for, coming to the view of others, some of them might procure him an ill opinion amongst those whose greatness and welfare it concerns. Has sent him a brace of the fairest dogs this kingdom affords, and will henceforth have some in more readiness when he sends for them. The Lord Chancellor is upon point of departing this life. He will seize upon the seal as soon as the breath is out of his body, hoping that some speedy course will be taken to ease him of the charge of it; and prays God to send them such a one as is fit and worthy of that place.—Dublin Castle, 3 April 1605.

P. 1. Hol. Add. Sealed. Endd.: "Chichester to Viscount Cranborne."

466. The King to the Lord Deputy. [April 4.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 95.

Surrender of his office to be taken of Sir James Fullerton, Knight, muster master general and clerk of the cheques, in consideration of the decay of the profits of his office by the diminishing of the army in Ireland, and that whereas he had then in pay, by virtue of his office, 10 horsemen at the wages of 9d. by the day the piece, and 4s. by the day for leading of them, he should have re-grant of his said office, and be allowed 16d. by the day of the new harps then current there, making 12d. English by the day for every of the said 10 horseman, and 5s. 4d. of the said new harps, making 4s. English by the day for himself. His surrender also to be accepted of all such lands as he held of the King, in order to their being re-granted to him, his heirs and assigns, under such rents and services, and by such tenure as have been formerly answered for the same.—Greenwich, 4 April 1605.

Pp. 2. Orig. Add. Endd. Enrolled.

[Printed by Erck, Calendar, p. 249.]

467. The King to the Lord Deputy. [April 7.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 97.

Grant to be made by Letters Patent to Eusebius Andrews in consideration of the recommendations of the Lord Lieutenant and of Sir George Cary, Treasurer at Wars and late Deputy in Ireland, of his good services there, to the King, of the office of Clerk of the Crown and of the Common Pleas, and Custos of the Writs, Rolls, and Records in the King's Bench in Ireland, and of Clerk of the Crown, and of the Peace and Assizes in the counties of Dublin, and in the counties of Kildare, Catherlogh, the King's County, and Queen's County, for his life, in reversion from and after the death, vacancy, surrender, or other avoidance of Garrett Dillon, Esq., in as ample and beneficial a manner as the said Garrett Dillon, or Bartholomew Russell, James Cusack, or any other person formerly had exercised the said office.—Greenwich, 7 April 1605.

P. 1. Orig. Add. Endd. Enrolled.

468. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester, Lord Deputy. [April 16.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 145.

At the suit of Conn M'Neale M'Bryan Feartagh O'Neale, Esq., and of Hugh Montgomery, Esq. and James Hamilton, Esq., the King grants to the said James Hamilton, his heirs and assigns, the territories of Upper Clandeboy and the Great Ardes, with all the lands, &c. within the said territories, whereof Neale M'Bryan Feartagh O'Neale or his father Bryan Feartagh O'Neale in their lifetimes were possessed or received any rents, duties, or cuttings for, in the province of Ulster; and requires the Lord Deputy to execute letters patents containing a grant thereof to the said James Hamilton, his heirs and assigns, with a weekly market every Thursday and a fair on Saint John the Baptist's feast-day and for two days after yearly, and with a Court Baron and Court Leet. Yielding to the King for the said territories 100l. current money of Ireland, to be held of the Castle of Carrickfergus in free soccage, and by 10 horsemen and 20 footmen, well furnished for the King's service for 40 days yearly at every general hosting made in person by the King's Lieutenant or Deputy-General of Ireland, for all manner of other rents and duties.

The said Sir James Hamilton to have liberty to import all such corn and commodities from England, Scotland, or from any friendly State, at the accustomed duties, into the said territories, to enable him to perform his undertaking of inhabiting the same, being now depopulated and wasted, with English and Scottish men; and to carry men, cattle, corn, and all other commodities from England and Scotland into the said territories. Also, to have liberty to alien to any English or Scottish men, or of English and Scottish name and blood, and not to any of the mere Irish, except the said Conn O'Neale and his heirs, to be holden of the said James Hamilton, his heirs and assigns, by such rents as he or they shall reserve, without the licence of us and our successors. A commission to issue to some of the King's learned Council there and the Surveyor and Escheator General, for the inquiring, by inquisition, of the state, contents, and limits of the territories; and thereupon letters patent to be passed without delay.—Greenwich, 16 April, in the third year of the reign.

Pp. 3. Copy. Not signed or add.

469. The King to the Lord Deputy. [April 16.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

Copy of No. 468; being the King's letter to the Lord Deputy, directing the grant to James Hamilton, Esq., and his heirs for ever, of the Upper Claneboy and the Great Ardes.

P. ¾. Endd.: "This agreeth with the entry in the Signet Docquet-Booke & is examined by me Daniell Grome."

470. The King to the Lord Lieutenant. [April 16.] Docquet Book, April 16.

Letter to the Lord Lieutenant, to grant to William Synnott a lease in reversion of lands of Donald O'Moran, in the county of Wexford; also to Henry King, that part of St. Mary's Abbey which he now holdeth.

471. The King to the Lord Lieutenant and the Deputy. [April 16.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 99.

Grant to be made by letters patent to William Synnot, justice of the liberties of Wexford, and to Henry King, of Mary's Abbey, in the county of Dublin, in consideration of the recommendation of the Lord Lieutenant, of their services done to the King and his Crown, of two leases, 41 years, in reversion of lands then in their possession, called Murrowes, being sometime the lands of one Donald O'Murrow attainted of treason lying in the county of Wexford, and of a parcel of St. Mary's Abbey aforesaid, late in the possession of Constance King deceased, mother to the said Henry King, and whereof they have leases for many years to come, the said 41 years to commence after the expiration of their former leases now in being, reserving the present rents.—Greenwich, 16 April 1605.

P. 1. Orig. Add. Endd. Enrolled.

472. Earl of Ormond and Ossory to the King. [April 20.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 25.

Expects to die shortly. Takes occasion to return thanks for His Majesty's kindness, and entreats the like for his successor.—Dublin, 20 April 1605.

P. 1. Signed. Add. Endd.: "Earl of Ormond to the King."

473. O'Conor Sligo to Viscount Cranbourne. [April 20.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 217, 26.

His unfortunate estate forbids his repairing the second time into England to make his grievances known unto him.

In this last rebellion, by his loyalty to the Crown, he lost not only his blood and many of his dearest kinsmen and friends, the wasting and destroying of his living, defacing and razing of all his castles and houses, long distress and imprisonments by the enemy, but also lately Ballynott, the only place left for his refuge and dwelling in all the county of Sligo, which has been taken out of his possession and given to Sir James Fullerton.

Several parcels of land, passed unto him by Her late Majesty by patent, out of which he pays rent yearly into the Exchequer, are detained from him, and other wrongs are daily attempted and threatened. For redress of which, he has framed a petition to his Lordship and the rest of the Lords of the Council, and humbly craves his furtherance and favour.— Athlone, 20 April 1605.

P. 1. Signed. Add. Endd.: "O'Connor Sligo to Viscount Cranborne."

474. The King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. [April 27.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

Although, since the coming of Cooke, his Secretary, and Davys, his Solicitor, sent by His Majesty's appointment to report the Lord Deputy's answers to some propositions directed from hence unto him concerning the establishment of the quietness of that realm, and to acquaint him (the King) with all other his affairs there, His Majesty has not had time to enter so far into the particular consideration of every point as to take resolution thereupon, yet he conceives, at the first view of his answers, that he (the Lord Deputy) had used so much of diligence and judgment in presenting many good conceits for things to be put in execution, as deserves acceptance and gives hope that the same industry will be applied in the execution of His Majesty's commands, when he shall signify his pleasure as to what shall be done in all these particulars; which shall be as soon as his other affairs will give time for further consideration of. Meantime, as there cannot be a better beginning to a peaceable government than to diminish the causes of offence, he has abated the number of his army; and he has sent a new establishment, signed with his hand, according to which warrants are to be issued for pay, beginning the 1st April last past. (fn. 1)

Although there be some small saving in this, yet that which he has most regarded in it is, that thereby there shall follow a great ease to his people; since soldiers are never so well contained within the bounds of any discipline, but that they break out into many disorders, whereof the burden falls upon the people. For prevention of this he purposes to have the number of the army as little as may be; having full trust that the people will frame themselves to such a course of civility and obedience as shall give him better assurance in their loves than in any garrison.

Charges Chichester to lend all his endeavours to ease the people as much as may be of the burden or oppression of the soldier; in order that they may perceive that those who are maintained in pay shall serve rather for necessary instruments to preserve the good subject than to annoy any. Yet if, contrary to His Majesty's expectation, there shall break out any corrupt humour, such as cannot be suppressed, with the garrison remaining, he would have it understood that he means not to abandon his honour to the insolency of rebellious subjects; but that he will, with all diligence, supply from hence whatsoever shall be needful to reduce any rebel to his duty. And because it may fall out that such supplies may be long in coming from hence, in such cases he hereby gives Chichester warrant and authority, with advice of the Council there, to levy any number of men that shall be needful for such an extraordinary occasion, and to put them in pay for so long time as he shall see cause. And where, in the establishment now sent, it may chance that some ward is dissolved which Chichester shall find cause to continue, or some new ward which he shall hold it necessary to erect in a place convenient for the King's service, he (Chichester) is, in such cases, to use his liberty, either to continue that which is appointed to be discharged or to erect a new, so that the whole charge shall not exceed 1,000l. a year or thereabouts.

Pp. 3. Endd.: "1605, 27 April. To the Lord Deputy of Ireland."

475. The King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. [April 29.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

Copy of No. 474, but differing in date, this copy being dated Greenwich, 29 April, in the third year of our reign of England, and of Scotland the 38th.

Pp. 1½. Not add. or sealed. Endd.: "29th Aprile 1605. To the L. Deptie of Ireland, sent with the new establishment."

476. The King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. [April 29.] Add. Papers, Ireland.

Second copy of No. 474, with this addition: "You shall further understand that the increase of entertainment to the judges and officers formerly paid out of the army, being 27s. by the day, is from henceforth to be paid unto them out of our revenues of our kingdom. And in the title of foot bands, the establishment mentioned, the three inferior officers and the fifty footmen in every company (?) are to receive the weekly imprest formerly paid unto them: And to have apparel from the merchants for his honour. And then their whole pay without apparel to begin the first (?) of October next following the date hereof, which shall be the year 1605."

Pp. 1¾. The addition seems to be in the hand of Marshall. Endd.: "29 April 1605. To the Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland, for the army there."

477. Duplicate of No. 476. [April 29.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 100 A.

Pp. 1½. Copy.


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