Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, 1603-1606 . Originally published by Longman and Co, London, 1872.
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883. The King to — 1603. [May 18.] Add. Papers, Ireland.
In consideration of the service of Richard Hudson, grants him the reversion of next avoidance of the office of the Exchequer in Ireland, late in the occupation of one Colman, with all the fees, profits, and commodities thereto belonging. A grant thereof to be made to him for his life.
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884. The king to the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy. [Sept. 11.] Add. Papers, Ireland.
Grant to the Earl of Clanrickard for services as well in the beginning of the rebellion as last of all at the siege of Kinsale, and, by a commission, the chief charge of the province of Con naught in Ireland, with the same authority and allowance as Sir Olyver Lambert, Conyers Clifford, Knight, or Sir Ric. Bingham have had in that province, with the pay of such companies or bands of men as he hath now, his entertainment of Colonel excepted, with the possession and keeping of the King's house of Athlone, &c., and admission as one of the Council there.—Woodstock, 11 September 1603.
P. 1. Endd., in different hands : "27 August 1603, M. to the L. Lieutenant for the Earl of Clanrickard, 4° September, at Tottenham, (fn. 1) Woodstock, 11 Sept. 1603. Wilton, 12 Nov."
885. James I. to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Commonalties of Dublin and Drogheda. [Oct. 20.] Add. Papers, Ireland.
Grant to Robert Hambleton of the freedom of the City of Dublin and Town of Drogheda, "to use free commerce and trade of merchandise as if he had been native born, a freeman's son, or had spent his apprenticeship there, the rather for the reserving of the prerogative due to His Majesty upon his coronation, and in respect of his commercing among them, &c."—Windsor, 20 October 1603.
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886. Lords of the Council to Sir George Carey, Deputy of Ireland. 1604 [Jan. 25.] Philad. P., vol. 3, p. 6.
Request information from the Lord Deputy and Council in order that they (the Lords of the Council) may the better advise the King how to effect his desire of placing a zealous and learned clergy in Ireland. The Deputy and Council are for this purpose to advise with some of the Bishops and clergy.
They are also to send a catalogue of all livings in the Pale and civil counties worth 30l. a year in time of peace; who are patrons ; the sufficiency of the incumbents ; and how and where there may be placed in every county three or four preachers of learning and sincerity ; what learned preachers of that country birth want livings; lastly, what grammar schools have or may be established according to the statute there made in 11th of Queen Elizabeth. The King, who knows well that true religion is better planted by the word than by the sword, is very careful in time to set it on foot.—Hampton Court, 25 January 1603.
Signed: Jo. Cantuar., T. Buckhurst, Lenox, Suffolk, Northumberland, E. Worcester, Devonshire, L. Howard, Ro. Cecyll, W. Knollys, G. Wotton.
Pp. 2. Add.: To the very good Lord, Sir George Cary, Lor. Deputie of the Realme of Ireland."
Endd.: "The letters concerning the clergy" and in Sir Arthur Chichester's handwriting : "Written to Sir George Carie before my tyme."
887. Lords of the Council to Sir George Carey, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and the rest of the Council there. [Feb. 1.] Philad. P., vol. 3, p. 13.
On complaint of the citizens of Waterford that certain persons claim a monopoly for the lading and transporting of pipe-staves and hogshead-boards, and forasmuch as all monopolies have been restrained by proclamation, the Lord Deputy is to prohibit any one to challenge or use that monopoly.—Hampton Court, 1 February 1603.
Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., T. Buckhurst, Lenox, Suffolk, E. Worcester, Howard, Ro. Cecyll, W. Knollys, E. Wotton, J. Herbert.
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888. Petition of Sir Richard Percy to the King. [Oct. 26.] Add Papers, Ireland.
Served as a Colonel in the wars in Ireland until their termination, spent the best of his time and received many hurts without recompense, and being a younger brother, is not able to maintain himself.
Noted by Sir Julius Cæsar, that the King refers the consideration hereof to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who is to certify the deserts of the petitioner. A report is appended by the Earl of Devonshire, that petitioner rendered good service in Ireland, and gave a very valiant charge at the overthrow taken at Blackwater, where he commanded the vanguard as a Colonel, as also in his Lordship's time at the siege of Kinale [Kinsale].
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889. The King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. [Add. Papers, Ireland.]
Sends herewith the petition of [Moriartagh] Bryan Aira [Arra], Bishop of Killalo. Is pleased, as well in regard of his birth as for the good example to others of his rank, to grant him what he desires. Directs the Lord Deputy, therefore, to make to Thomas Comerford, of Cullen, a grant under the great seal, of the wardship of Tirlaigh's son, to the use of the said Tirlaigh, and for his benefit, and at the petitioner's death he shall become the King's ward.
P. 1. Draft. 1604.
890. Petition of Sir Thomas Williams, Knt., to the King, for payment of Arrears due. 1605. [Dec. 22.] Add. Papers, Ireland.
Served in the wars over 20 years and received many wounds, and has served nine of those years in the wars of Ireland, where he also was much maimed and so wounded as to be incurable, which has been to his almost utter undoing, his company being cast. During his service, he for the most part laid in frontier garrisons upon the enemy, by means whereof he could not go to receive his pay as others having charge did, but was constrained from time to time to victual the soldiers under his command, so that at the present time there is 748l. behind, as may appear by the accounts of the Treasurer of Ireland, besides 14 months not accounted for.
Noted by Sir Julius Cæsar, that His Maty is pleased petitioner should make up his account and leave it with the Lord Treasurer, from whom he shall receive further answer. With a report of the Lord Treasurer, but so much mutilated as to be unintelligible.
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891. The King to the Lord Deputy of Ireland. 1606. [Mar. 30.] Add. Papers, Ireland.
Has received the petitions of John Gilbert and Thomas Bouthby, citizens of London, showing that there is due to His Majesty by sundry persons in Ireland divers sums of money, for recovery whereof they have often travelled thither, but have been compelled to return without any satisfaction, although most part of their said debtors are of ability to pay their debts. Requires the Lord Deputy therefore to call such debtors before him, and compel them to make satisfaction of their debts, with reasonable allowances to their creditors for their charges and expenses in recovering the same, which if they shall refuse to do, not showing any sufficient cause, he is to send them over to this realm to answer the same according to law.
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892. Josias [Bodley] to Mr. Anthony, servant to Sir Thomas Lake, Greenwich. [May 29.] Add. Papers, Ireland.
Supposed that the King's letter, which the Earl of Devonshire procured for him more than two years since, (fn. 2) for the command of Duncannon Fort, had been sent forward, but now hears from Mr. Bingley that Sir Geo. Carey has it in his chest at Devonshire. As the missing thereof is prejudicial to Sir Laurence Esmond, desires that Anthony will copy it from the registers, certified under Sir Thomas Lake's hand.
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