James I: April 1610

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James I: April 1610

690. Lord Deputy's Advices to Sir Thomas Ridgeway, besides others already imparted. [April 1.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 74A.

To move the Lords for money to finish the small forts and castles in decay, which can be done for 4,000l. or 5,000l. English.

Also for a standing allowance over and above that now contained in the establishment towards extraordinary payments by concordatum.

To acquaint the Lords with the proclamation drawn by Mr. Attorney for recalling the sons of noblemen, &c. from the seminaries beyond the seas, and for restraining their resort thither.

To learn the King's pleasure concerning works ordered in his (the King's) letter of 29th March last, and whether they are to proceed and procure money for that service of which he gave him (Ridgeway) an estimate.

To declare that the mayors, sheriffs, and bailiffs of cities and towns, for the most part, refuse to take the oath of supremacy, the Deputy and Council desire to understand whether they should deprive them of their offices or admit them if they will take the oath of allegiance only.

They desire a direction because the mayors, &c. cry out that they are prosecuted for their consciences when they proceed with them for their obstinacy.

Also to have the King's ships upon this coast in summer rather than in winter, for most of the strong pirates winter in the straits, because the galleys cannot keep the seas in that season, but fly hither in the summer.

To procure directions to pass unto the inhabitants of Athlone, their houses, mills, curtilages, &c. in fee farm for such a fine as they can draw them unto, with reservation of rent. In this he (Ridgeway) is to advise with the Lord Clanrickard.

To get the commission of surrenders and defective titles renewed by reason the Lord Chief Baron and the Master of the Rolls are omitted in the commission as also the Master of the Ordnance, who was formerly in.

Patrick Crosbie informs him that the Lord Treasurer had some speech with him about O'Carroll's Country, which country he (Chichester) has made since his time shire ground, and laid to the King's County. It is a pretty piece of land, and Crosbie says that he can bring it into the King's hands by overthrowing the patents made thereof to Sir William O'Carroll. The pretending heir is an infant, whose wardship was given to Sir Thomas Ash before his (Chichester's) time, therefore he has stayed the proceedings in this matter until he (Ridgeway) shall have conferred with my Lord Treasurer therein. There has ever been strife and contention between the House of Ormond and the Lords of that country, touching the bounds and meares of the country, and much blood has been spilt on each side, and now he is told that Sir Thomas Ash has sold over the ward to the Lord Viscount Butler, notwithstanding his advice to him (Lord Butler) not to deal therewith, and to Sir Thomas Ash not to sell it to him, for he doubted the sequel, as he still does. For he would not have the Lord Butler's power increased on that side of the country bordering upon Tipperary, and part of it claimed to be within the liberty; and therefore if Crosbie can bring the country to the Crown he (Chichester) thinks he deserves good recompense. For the King might then make divers freeholders of honest and substantial men, which would greatly advance his service; for now that the Moores are dispersed and the Connors suppressed, if that country were well planted, there is hope of reformation in that part, where the first fire of rebellion in Leinster has often been kindled.

He says, likewise, that my Lord had some speech with him about the Greams, that they might be removed into Ulster. They are now dispersed, and when they shall be placed upon any land together, the next country will find them ill neighbours, for they are a factious and naughty people. Writes about these two particulars because Crosbie told him his Lordship willed him to confer with him therein.

That a proclamation be made for pardoning all intrusions for a small fine to the King.

That directions may be given for a certain rate for fines upon grants for strengthening defective titles.

To make known the scarcity of coin in this land and the want of small moneys.

He (Ridgeway) knows how he (Chichester) is pressed for granting monopolies under colour of bringing in arts and mysteries—by one, for making salt, by another, for sowing seeds for making oils, and woad, burning ashes for soap, making glass, saltpetre, cables and ropes, measuring corn and salt, and other such devices for which they proffer some small rent to the King.

Has been moved by such as he (Chichester) desires to gratify as far as he may, for the license of drawing of wine and selling tobacco. Craves their Lordships' directions herein.

Desires a skilful surveyor to inspect all the timber woods in the kingdom, and to give notice of such as by reason of their lying near the sea or portable rivers, are fit to be reserved for the King's use; for the King has none of his own worth speaking of but those in Ulster, which he conceives will be spent in the plantation if it take the effect they all desire; but however it be, they are not fit for transportation to any part but Scotland. If some timely reservation be not made, all the timber will be suddenly cousumed, especially in Mounster and other parts near the sea; for the owners have found such good rent for them in pipeboards and other cloven ware, besides planks and other timbers, that no proclamation will restrain them, the case is so general, and so few good and powerful subjects are to be found near the places where the woods lie, to put their directions in execution.

That the men lately sent hence for the service of the King of Sweden may be employed in the service of Russia rather than that of Sweden.

To acquaint the Lords with the form of their grant of intrusions, and with his (Chichester's) warrant for repairing and rebuilding decayed churches in the Pale.

To understand the Treasurer's pleasure concerning the victualling of the forts.

To declare the cost of sending the men to Sweden, which came to 30s. per man, all extraordinary disbursements included.

Among the notes he gave him there is one that makes mention of O'Carrol's Country, an estate of the same is demanded by Patrick Crosbie, if he regain it to the Crown at his own cost and charges. He writes that the Viscount Butler has got the wardship of the pretended Lord from Sir Thomas Ash, and thereby the possession of the principal castles in the country. Wishes to understand what is to be done, that he may answer Mr. Crosbie.

The King's charge being increased last summer by having with them some of the Privy Council that meddled not much with business, he wishes that the Lords, to prevent the like on their next journey, would name the commissioners, and set down their allowance by the day for the time they shall lie abroad. This will take away all offence and the precedent for giving like allowance hereafter.

Prays that Sir Dominick Sarsfeild, now Second Justice of the King's Bench, may be thought of to succeed the Lord Welch in the place of Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, upon the death of the Lord Welsh, for which he is a very fit man and of good desert. It will give him great contentment and make the lawyers of this nation see they are not disregarded, as they now suppose.

That Mr. Patrick Fox may have some comfort after his long service according to the contents of his brief of remembrance herewith delivered.

That Mr. Ware may find favour for the reasonable demand contained in his letter, which will be a great furtherance to the King's service.

Sir Garrett Moore is a suitor to have the fee-farm of several portions of land and tithes, which he now holds from the King, in which he has a lease now "in esse" for three-score and twelve years; in that which is nearest expired and in all but that one parcel above fore-score, and in some above a hundred.

The inducement to grant this suit is, that he pays the greatest rent to the King of any man in this kingdom, and that he is a worthy and honest servant to the King, and principally that the King will hardly enhance the rents, albeit he never received fine upon the increase of years or the renewing of the lease, and a better tenant the King will hardly find in this kingdom.

The season of fishing the rivers Bann and Loughfoile will begin next month. Would understand whether the Londoners are to have the benefit of this season's fishing; for those who have formerly fished in it have sent unto him to be informed therein; but however the fishing is disposed, he (Ridgeway) must interpose then for the Easter rent of the county of Coleraine.

To procure allowance to pass the fee-farm of the poor abbeys to the servitors upon some book, before they gripe all, by which the King will be benefited in his revenue and in his service; they will be otherwise stripped away by particular men in some books. They are not above four or five quarters of land apiece.

Perceives by some of the Annesleye's letters that my Lord Treasurer resolves to rebuild Kilmainham and some works to be done in the Castle. Thinks the use will not answer the costs; for when they are both built, they stand so near together that they are, as it were, one house; he means for use: for if, by infection of the plague, the Deputy be forced to go from this house, his danger will rather be increased than abated; besides which he cannot be there in the term or when business is in hand. Therefore, seeing that the house is in such decay that it were as cheap to build another as to repair it, he could wish that the best were made of the materials remaining towards the building and beautifying this castle, and that no more rooms were left at Kilmainham, but the stable and garners, and that the money intended for that work might be converted to the erecting of a house at Tredagh (Drogheda), which will be a commodious and wholesome place of retreat for the Deputy. Prays further the particulars of Sir Henry Folliot, Sir Dominick Sarsfeild and Sir Henry Power. So also for Sir Garrett Aylmer, for whom there is a letter written to the Lords of the Council from this table.

He (Ridgeway) knows there are many in this kingdom who are interested by lease or otherwise, especially about the Derry intended to the Londoners, who expect a composition, for which a commission and money will be required. Finally, he humbly desires that he may be made so happy as to be admitted to repair into the presence of his sovereign.

(fn. 1) Also he (Ridgeway) delivers herewith four several papers of the proceedings in the case between the Earl of Kildare and Sir Robert Digbie, besides the Lord Chancellor's declaration.

A draft of a proclamation by Mr. Attorney of Ireland, above mentioned.

Derrick Hubbert's proposition for salt, &c.

A note for trial of pirates in Ireland, delivered unto him by Dr. Forth with the list of pirates from the Lord Deputy.

Sir Robert Newcomen's answer touching the victualling the King's ships upon the coast of Ireland.

Pp. 7. Endd.

691. Brief Considerations upon the Advices sent from the Deputy, by Mr. Treasurer. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 75.

Pp. 3. [April 1st?]

692. Answers to some of the Lord Deputy's Advices. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 76.

Oath of Supremacy.—They may be only essayed with the oath of allegiance, which, if they refuse, they may be deprived, for whoever refuses to take that oath is unworthy to serve the King in any office.

Monopolies.—If they be intended for sole sale of commodities it is injurious to the commonwealth and the liberty of the subject, except it be to bring into the kingdom the making of those things which are not now made there, but depend only upon foreign parts; and yet in that case, though the sole making may be granted, there ought to be no inhibition annexed, for that is the way to have the price raised upon the subject. For any other matter of privilege to encourage industry there may be some restraint of a new invention for some reasonable number of years,

Green-wax Money.—A trial may be made by such a course for some few years, wherein it is expected that the Lord Deputy and Mr. Treasurer do their best for the King's advantage.

Nomination of Commissioners for the Plantation.—The Deputy had best nominate them, for he knows who are most proper for that service; only it was observed here that last time the King was charged with more commissioners than were needed. The Lord Chancellor need not go in person, and if any of the Council go for his own interest, there is no reason the King should give him entertainment.

Sir Dominick Sarsfeild.—The Lord Deputy, the Lord Danvers, and Mr. Treasurer have yielded such testimony of this gentleman's conformity in religion, &c., that the King is pleased that he may succeed Justice Welshe.

Pp. 4.

693. Notes upon Mr. Treasurer's Papers. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 76 BA.

L. Montgarret.

Rewards and allowances for riding charges are beyond proportion, and therefore to be reduced.

There is no reason for the continuance of allowance of utensils to the Presidents.

Allowances to commissioners in civil causes are to be ordinary, and for the commissioners for the revenue, whosoever is weary of the credit, let it be made known and he shall be forborne.

Archers to be cut off for Dublin and divers other superfluous persons, that do not attend.

Green wax to be better collected.

Fines to be imposed upon pardons.

Reformation of the abuse in the officer of the first fruits.

Bishoprics and other spiritual livings in Ulster to be rated for first fruits.

P. 1. Endd.

694. Lord Say to Salisbury. [April 3.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 76 C.

Being solicited by divers undertakers to make suit for land in O'Neal-lande, a barony in Armathe (Armagh), understanding that Salisbury intends taking one for himself, beseeches him to take the title of the barony of O'Neal-lande to his name and to let them live under his protection. They resolve to build a town or city called Sarum or Cranborne, and a fort therein called Cicilles [Cecil's] Fort, for which they will be devoted to Salisbury's service, and if he will have any servant of his own amongst them, Say will give him 1,000 acres out of his own 4,000, and 500 acres more for "gleab," which the commissioners have before provided for.—3 April 1609.

Signed: Richarde Say and Seal.

P. 1. Hol. Add. Endd.: "3° Apr. 1610."

695. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 3.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 379.

At the suit of Lord Barry, Viscount Buttevant, and of his daughter Elinor, Countess of Ormonde, and in consideration of Lord Barry's good service done to the Crown in the late Queen's time, he (the King) grants to the said Elinor, Countess of Ormonde, the wardship of the body and lands of David Barry, infant grandchild to the said Lord Barry, and the benefit of the marriage of the said ward, if now in his (the King's) disposition, or as soon as the same shall be in his gift by the death of the same infant's father, David Barry, deceased, or of his grandfather, the Lord Barry, now living.

Pp. 2. Signed at head. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the third of Aprill 1610. From the Kinge's Matie to passe the wardshipe of the l. Barry's grandchild, &c. to the Countesse of Ormonde, &c. Re. the 19th of July." Enrol.

696. Wardship of David Barry. [April 3.] Docquet Book, April 3.

Letter to the Lord Deputy to pass a grant to Ellen, Countess of Ormond, or to any other person whom she and the Lord Barry shall jointly nominate, of the wardship of David Barry, infant grandchild to the said Lord Barry.

697. Family Settlement of the Ormond Estates. [April 3.] Docquet Book, April 3.

Letter to the Lord Deputy to accept a surrender of Thomas Earl of Ormond, of the Castle of Kilkenny, together with all such castles and lands as he has in Ireland, excepting the liberty of the county of Tipperary, and to make a grant of the same to the said Earl and Theobald Lord Viscount Butler, their heirs and assigns.

698. Transport of Treasure to Ulster by City of London. [April 3.] Warrant Book, II., No. 161.

Warrant for permission for such as the city of London shall appoint to transport 4,000l. for the plantation of Ulster.

699. John Davis to Salisbury. [April 4.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 77.

Thanks him for his bill of restitution. Prays to be an undertaker under him in Ireland, or, if the places are already promised, under Lord Suffolk or elsewhere, as Salisbury thinks fit.

Pp. 2. Signed. Sealed. Add. Endd.: "4° Apr. 1610. Sr John Davis, (fn. 2) that he may undertake in Clougher."

700. Lord Chancellor of Ireland to Salisbury. [April 7.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 78.

Hears that Captain Tirrell has suddenly departed for England, and that he has gone there purposely to be suitor for some of the O'Relies, amongst whom he has lived and over whom he desires to bear sway, being encouraged by some of them to become a petty chieftain over them. The county of Cavan, which the Relies inhabit, has in it but few persons of worthiness, but they are a manly and valiant sept, easily led to be partakers of evil actions. In the late garboils this captain's graceless company was chiefly composed of them, and he has ever since dwelt in places of strength amongst them. His (the Chancellor's) experience of 22 years, when he dwelt upon the borders of Meath adjoining the Brenie (county of Cavan), and his particular knowledge of that people, and the doubt he conceives of the affection of Capt. Tirrell to this State, induce him to wish that he be not permitted to dwell in that county any longer, but be confined to live upon his portion in England or in the province of Munster far from those O'Relies, so that he may have nothing to do with them, or they with him. What may be the sequel from continuing so doubtful a person as that captain amongst them, he leaves to his consideration. What reasons moved the Lord Lieutenant to procure him such a large pension, is a thing beyond his reach; he has not shown good affection to serve the King, and it is certain that if the fugitive arch-rebel have confidence with any man in this kingdom, he has it in Captain Tirrell. Hopes they will not be troubled any more with that capital rebel, but it is not amiss that all means for prevention of future dangers may receive consideration.—St. Sepulchre's, 7 April 1610.

Tho. Dublin, Canc.

Pp. 2. Signed. Sealed. Add. Endd.

701. Lords of the Council to the Lord Deputy and Council. [April 9.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 3.

Have received their letters of the 14th February, with an abridgment of the answers of Lord Howth touching the imputations he had cast on the Lord Deputy, the Lord Chancellor, with Sir Garrett Moore, and some others. They find that his exceptions are such as savour merely of particular humour and discontent against the persons of men, and not against their proceedings as magistrates in case of justice; and they think that the State there (in Ireland) has suffered more than is fitting by submitting themselves to that course of examination. His Majesty desires them to be informed that he approves of the temper and moderation they showed in their proceedings with Lord Howth, and wishes them to call Lord Howth before them, and to let him understand that he finds nothing in all his accusations and answers thereto of so great weight as was worth the challenging, much less his censuring them, or men far meaner in place. He finds that most of Lord Howth's charges arose out of unkind speeches behind backs, and were grounded sometimes upon looks and sometimes on loose observations that men do not much love him, to whom he knows he has given cause to the contrary. And therefore seeing that he is so much subject to his own passion, and has so restless a spirit, His Majesty's pleasure is, that they command him to retire himself to his own house and the parts adjoining, that the world may take notice that His Majesty disliketh his proud carriage towards the supreme officers of the kingdom. The Lord Deputy is also to command him upon his duty to forbear to repair into England, as he is desirous to do. His subjects of that kingdom are not, upon slight accusations, to decline the justice of that kingdom, nor can His Majesty be troubled, upon his progresses, with any other private suits than such as are necessary or acceptable to him; which may be sufficient reason to him to forbear, considering how many other noblemen of that kingdom of extraordinary desert, dispose themselves to remain civilly and orderly in that State, according to their birth and interest in the same, without seeking to come over thither, except it be for some cause concerning His Majesty's service, or otherwise after long absence, to have the honour to kiss his hand. He is to assure Sir Garrett Moore that he does not question his loyalty; nevertheless, he will expect that he shall neither willingly nor wittingly give him or any of his any just cause of grievance, but rather address himself (in case Lord Howth shall not do the like to him) to him, the Lord Deputy or to the Council.—Whitehall, 9 April 1610.

Signed: R. Cant., T. Ellesmere, R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Nottingham, T. Suffolke, W. Knollys, E. Wotton, L. Stanhope, J. Herbert, Tho. Parry.

Pp. 3¼. Signed. Address and endorsement lost.

702. A List of Servitors thought meet to be Undertakers. [April 5.] Carew Papers, vol. 630, p. 21a, Calendar, p. 53.

The Lord Deputy, Lord Audley, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Marshal, Master of the Ordnance, Sir Oliver Lambert, Mr. AttorneyGeneral of Ireland, Sir Foulk Conway, Sir Henry Foliot, Sir Edward Blaney, Sir Toby Caulfeild, Sir Richard Hansard, Sir Francis Roe, Sir Francis Rushe, Sir Thomas Philips, Sir James Perrett, Sir Thomas Chichester, Sir Josias Bodly, Sir Richard Graham, Sir Thomas Coath, Sir Thomas Williams, Sir Edward Fettiplace, Sir Robert Bingley, Sir William Taaffe, Sir George Graham's sons, Mr. Surveyor of Ireland, Captains Bourchier, Cooke, Steward, Crawford, Hope, Atherton, John Vaughan, Trevilian, Brook, Dodington, Richard Bingley, Gabriel Throgmorton, Francis Annesley, Coall, John Ridgeway, Elise Leigh and his brother Daniel Leigh, Antony Smyth, Trevor, Attginson, Flanning, Meeres, Pikeman, Southworth, Sackford, Baker, Henry Vaughan, Hart, Gore, Larken, Neilson, Edney, Harrison, Huggins, Henry Moy, Hugh Culme, Archie Moore; Lieutenants Cowell, Brian, Ackland, Devereux, Bagnall, son to Sir Samuel Bagnall, Browne, Parkins, Atkins, Nicholas Doubbeny.

2. "Rules to be observed in the choice of Servitors to be Undertakers."

None to be admitted but a martial man, saving Mr. AttorneyGeneral, who may have a middle proportion in Climanty near Lisgoole, and Mr. Surveyor of Ireland.

No servitor settled in a martial charge, viz., as constable or keeper of a castle or fort, or having a ward out of the escheated counties, to be an undertaker in this plantation except councillors of estate.

The Lord Deputy to have not above 3,000 acres, councillors 2,000 acres and not above.

For six of the best servitors six middle proportions. None others to have above 1,000 acres. And of those unable singly to plant 1,000 acres, two, three, or four to be joined in the proportion of 1,000 acres.

The Deputy to omit out of the list suggested for undertakers such as he may deem unfit; and he and the commissioners may limit out to the rest such proportions, and in such places as shall be most fit, according to the directions aforesaid. And they may allow to two or three of the principal servitors above-named 2,000 acres apiece, to be taken out of the middle proportions appointed for the better sort of servitors.

Pp. 5. Copy.

703. Proportions of Principal Natives. [April 5.] Carew Papers, vol, 630, p. 20a.

Advices touching the proportions and places to be assigned to certain principal natives which was desired by the Lord Deputy to be done here.

Art. M'Baron to have one great proportion in Orier during his life only; Conor Roe M'Guire to have one barony called Mageny Steffana; Henry M'Shane O'Neale one proportion in the precinct of Orier; and Con O'Neale's brother a small proportion in the precinct of Coole and Tircanada, in Fermanagh; Tirlagh M'Art O'Neale two middle proportions in the precinct of Dungannon, in Tyrone; as also Neal O'Neal, Con O'Neal, and Brian O'Neal, his brethren, one middle proportion to be divided amongst them in the same; the widows of O'Boyle and Manus O'Donnell to be removed from their present abode unto the precinct appointed for the natives in the said counties, there to enjoy their portions during life, without rent; as also Sir Cormock O'Neall's wife and Sir Donnell O'Caen's wife, in what county the Lord Deputy shall please. Brian M'Guire to have a great proportion in the precinct of Coole and Tircanada, in Fermanagh, and half a small portion for his brother Tirlagh; M'Swine Banagh, O'Boyle, M'Swine Faynet, M'Swine O'Doe in the precincts of Faynet or Do; Brian Crossach where the Lord Deputy shall appoint; the children of Captain Dioniss [Denis] O'Mullen and Shane O'Mullen, his brother, to be provided for as one person, and to be one of the four admitted by the Londoners in the county of Coleraine; Manus O'Cavan, Manus M'O'Nally, and Coy Ballagh M'Richard to be the other three.

Pp. 3. Copy.

704. Sir Arthur Chichester to Salisbury. [April 9.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 79.

Assures himself notice has been taken of Sir Edward Brabazon's long service as a privy councillor. This is to acquaint him (Salisbury) that he is experienced in setting land, and of good experience and judgment in laying out sites for houses and villages to be built and erected, and in the manner and form of building; that he would fain have stayed here until the work of the plantation was finished, but he tells him that his private occasions need his presence, and that he will return if he (Salisbury) can dispatch them quickly; therefore prays him to further him if he have cause to seek his good favour towards the same.—Dublin Castle, 9 April 1610.

P. 1. Hol. Sealed. Add. Endd.

705. Robert Wingfield to Salisbury. [April 9.] S.P, Ireland, vol. 228, 80.

Prays his Lordship to make him an undertaker of some of the lands in Ireland, with such of his friends and followers as will be content to take their fortunes with him.—9 April 1610.

P. 1. Endd. Hol.

706. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 17.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 381.

To pass to Sir Francis Barkley, in fee-farm, the castle of Asketton, in the county of Limerick, and 40 acres of land contiguous which he holds by lease for an unexpired term of 35 years at the rent of 40s., made by the late Queen, he the said Sir Francis Barkley having offered to fortify the said castle to serve as a refuge to the English inhabiting those parts.

He grants him all wreck within the premises, courts leet, &c., and in any other of the said Sir Francis's lands, a seignory of Rock Barkely, in the county of Limerick, and within the town of Asketton, with yearly fair and weekly markets.— Westminster, 17 April, in the eighth year of the King's reign.

Pp. 1½. Signed at head. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 17th of Aprill 1610. From the Kinge's Matie, to passe unto Sir Francis Barkeley the fee-farm of Asketton, &c. Re. the 23d of Maye." Enrol.

707. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 19.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 387.

Warrant to grant to Captain Denys Dale [Daly], by patent under the great seal, to hold to him for his life, a pension of 30l. per annum out of the moneys bestowed upon Irish servitors, now held by him during pleasure, as also, for like term of his life, a ward of six men at 8d. per day per man and 2s. 8d. per day for himself as constable of a fort by him built upon the confines of the counties of Wicklow, Wexford, and Carlow, commodious to impeach the evil-affected subjects of those parts. And this in consideration of his good services done as well to the late Queen as unto him (the King), and of his having shown himself conformable in religion (a rare thing in a man of his birth and breeding); which his conformity is right acceptable to His Majesty.

Pp. 1½. Signed at head. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 19th of Aprill 1610. From the Kinge's Matie, in the behalfe of Captn Denys Dayle, for the confirmation of his pension, ward, &c. Re. the 13th of Maye." Enrol.

708. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 23.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 385.

He is to accept a surrender from Captain Robert Cullum of a pension of 4s. a day Irish, and thereupon to grant one of like amount in English money, equal to 5s. 4d. harps, to his son William Cullum for life, in consideration of the information the King has received of the extraordinary services done by the said William Cullum in Ireland in the time of the late Queen, but more particularly in a cruel fight against the rebels in Munster, wherein he received twelve grievous wounds in his body, one being in the head, besides the loss of his right hand.—Westminster, 23 April, in the eighth year of the King's reign.

P. 1. Signed at head. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 23d of Aprill 1610. From the Kinge's Matie, to passe a pension of Robt. Culme's of 4 a day to his sonne William Culme during his life, upon the father's surrender. Re. the 28th of Maye." Enrol.

709. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 23.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 383.

Warrant to make a grant to John Carpenter of the office or offices of Clerk of the Crown, Assize, and Nisi Prius, and of Custos Rotolorum and Clerk of the Peace within the several counties of the province of Munster, as soon as the same shall become void by the death or other avoidance of Lawrence Parsons, gentleman.—Westminster, 23 April, in the eighth year of the King's reign.

Pp. 2. Signed at head. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 23d of April 1610. From the Kinge's Matie, to passe unto John Carpenter the reversion of the Clarke of the Crowne in Mounster. Re. in August." Enrol.

710. Commission to survey Lands in Ireland. [April 23.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 84.

Commission from the King to Thomas Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor of England, Robert Earl of Salisbury, Lord High Treasurer, Henry Earl of Northampton, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, Lodowick Duke of Lennox, Charles Earl of Nottingham, Lord Admiral of England, Thomas Earl of Suffolk, Lord Chamberlain of the Household, Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury, John Earl of Marr, George Earl of Dunbarr, Treasurer of Scotland, and Edward Lord Bruce, Master of the Rolls, to survey lands, &c. lying in the counties of Armagh, Tyrone, Colerane, Donegall, the county of the city of Derry, Fermanagh, and Cavan, &c.

"Mr. Attorney, let this commission be ingrossed ready for His Majesty's signature. 23° Aprilis 1610."

Signed: R. Salisbury. (fn. 3)

Pp. 15. Endd.

711. Lords of the Council to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 24.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 5.

Pray him that Henry and Con O'Neale, sons of Shane O'Neale, who underwent much trouble (as he knows), as well by imprisonment as otherwise, in the time of Tyrone's rebellion, may have each an allotment of the escheated lands designed for natives in Ulster; Henry MacShane O'Neale to have one great proportion, or after that rate, in the county of Armagh, and Con O'Neale his brother, one small proportion in the precinct of Coole and Tircanada in the county of Fermanagh, both which precincts in the distribution of escheated lands are allotted to natives and servitors.—Whitehall, 24 April 1610.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Nottingham, T. Suffolke, E. Zouche, W. Knollys, E. Wotton, J. Herbert, Julius Cæsar.

P. ½. Signed. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 24th of Aprile 1610. From the Ll. of the Councell in the behalfe of Henrie and Con M'Shane O'Neale, &c. for matter of land in the plantation. Re. the 24th of Maye."

712. Iron Works. [April 25.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 84 A.

Warrant from the King to the Exchequer, to pay 3,000l. for purchase of woods and grounds, for erecting certain ironworks in Ireland.

Copia vera, Jo. Bourcke.

P. 1. Copy. Endd.

713. Copy of the above. [April 25.] Warrant Book, p. 140.

714. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 25.] Add. P., Ireland, P.R.O.

Directs him to give fiant for a warrant granting the office of Scoutmaster-General in Ireland, to Sir Thomas Dutton.

P. 1. Add. Endd. by Chichester: "Rec. the 23rd May."

715. Docquet of the above. [April 25.] Docquet Book, April 25.

716. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 25.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 391.

Warrant to accept a surrender from Thomas Fitz-Morrish Gerald, Baron of Lixnaw, of all such lands as he or his father Patrick late Baron Lixnaw, were any ways possessed of or so much thereof as he shall desire to surrender, and to re-grant the same. To hold the castle and manor of Lixnaw, of the King in capite, by knight service, but all the rest of the lands in free and common soccage of the castle of Limerick.

And whereas by the King's letter under his signet, dated at Wilton on 20th of October 1603, a similar warrant was heretofore given for the acceptance of a surrender from the said Baron of Lixnaw of all his said lands, and a re-grant to him and his heirs, yet he now shows that the letter took not effect, by reason that the most of his lands were formerly granted by patent to one Patrick Crosby, under the representation that they were forfeited to the crown by the death, in rebellion, of the said Patrick Baron of Lixnaw. But because the said Patrick Lord Lixnaw was not slain in rebellion or otherwise attainted, but died a natural death, and his possessions are not forfeited to the crown, as by said Crosby imagined, the said Patrick Crosby is to be called before the Council, and advised to surrender the said patent, unless he can show good cause to the contrary. The lands are also to be re-granted free and discharged of a rent of 160l. and 120 cows imposed upon the said lands by the Earl of Desmond about 27 years since, when the said Earl was in his strength, inasmuch as the said lands are now charged with composition and the said rent is extinct by law, by unity of possession of the lands and rent, the same having since come to the crown.

The said Thomas Baron of Lixnaw, therefore, and the freeholders of Clanmorish, whose lands were liable to the said rent, are to be henceforth exonerated from that imposition, and the freeholders are to be ordered to yield some reasonable contribution to the said Baron of Lixnaw, towards his charges in attending and following his suit from the beginning.—Under the King's signet. Westminster, 25th of April, in the eighth year of his reign.

Pp. 3. Signed at head. Add. Enrol. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 25th of Aprill 1610. From the Kinge's Matie to accept of the surrender of the L. of Lyxnowe; the abolishinge of a chief rent founde by office for the late Earle of Desmonde, &c. Re. the 26th of June."

717. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 25.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 389.

Warrant to make a grant in reversion after the death of Sir Francis Berkeley, who now holds the same, of the office of Constable of the Castle of Limerick, to Morrice Berkeley, Esq. his son, for life, George Blundel, Esq. who had a grant in reversion, having surrendered the same before one of the King's Masters in Chancery.—Westminster, 25th April in the eighth year of the King's reign.

Pp. 1½. Signed at head. Add. Enrol. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 25th of Aprill 1610. From the Kinge's Matie to passe the reversion of the office of Constable of Castle of Lymbricke to Morrice Berkeley, &c. Re. the 23rd of Maye."

718. The King to the Lord Chancellor and others. [April 25.] Docquet Book, April 25.

Commission to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, and others, for granting and passing unto such of His Majesty's subjects of England and Scotland as shall be willing to undertake the same, all such castles, manors, and lands in Ireland as are now in his hands.

719. Sir Arthur Chichester to Salisbury. [April 25.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 85.

Thinks it his duty to impart the troubled state of the county Longford and his opinion towards the settlement there of. Has likewise declared Captain Richard Tyrrell's discrepancy and undutiful departure without license.

Has imparted in his letters to the Treasurer what he thought worthy towards the settlement of the plantation of Ulster, and has requested him to make known those opinions to him at some convenient time.

Perceives by letters from the Treasurer that the barony of Clogher is fallen to him (Salisbury) by lot, and although he would have wished that some other precinct of those assigned to the English had happened to him, yet he assures him it is very good soil, and many commodious seats are to be found there and as profitable as any inland country within this kingdom; and it is most assured it was God's will to place so noble and powerful an undertaker in that corner, bordering upon the unreformed neighbours of Monaghan and Fermanagh, besides which there are some headstrong natives whose removal will require force as well as persuasion. He (Salisbury) knows that in this labour they will need the assistance and labour of honest and discreet men. Prays him to give dispatch to such as are now there, of whom they are likely to make use, and among others of Sir Francis Rush; he is a worthy gentleman, and has lands lying between the counties of Cavan, Monaghan, and Fermanagh, named Clownie (Clones), which he (Chichester) thinks a convenient place to lodge some men in, if they are forced to leave more to winter in Ulster, and he is a fit man to have care of the business of that part.—Dublin Castle, 25 April 1610.

Pp. 3. Hol. Sealed. Add. Endd.

720. The Petition of Donel O'Cahan, prisoner in the Tower of London, to the Privy Council. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 85 A.

Complains of his treatment in Ireland; has been five months in prison. (A verbatim copy of his petition in March.)

P. 1. Add. Endd.

721. A Memorial concerning Ireland. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 86.

A method for despatch of the plantations.

A form of a book. Moderation of fees, and a warrant dormant for passing patents without troubling His Majesty for every book.

The form of the bonds and the condition.

Dublin.—Poundage for all strangers, and of all inhabitants not freed by marriage, birth.

Great customs. Petty customs.

Waterford.—Poundage as Dublin. The petty customs to the King, the great customs to the subsidy.

Tredagh.—Poundage as Dublin, great and petty customs to the King; these are in fee-farm.

Cork.—Yoghall, Lymmerick, Kinsall, Wexford, Knockfergus, Ross. All pay poundage, freemen and others.

Galway.—Pay no poundage. Great customs.

P. 1. Endd. In Carew's hand.

722. Memorial for Ireland. S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 86 A.

The judges not to spend so much time in hearing matters between party and party at the King's charge. Officers of the Casualties and of the Imposts to leave, if they have not patents.

The reasons of the decay of the compositions of Connaught to be certified, and a better course to be taken than to suffer so great a decrease under colour of waste. To know the reason why the rent of the abbey of Galbally in Munster, being 100l. per annum, has been unpaid for two years, considering that it was turned over to the King in lieu of Catherlough by the Earl of Thomond, and that Sir Richard Boyle stands bound for payment of the rent.

To speak with Mr. Attorney-General of Ireland about Mr. Blaney and Sir Edw. Fitzgarret.

Also concerning the mill near the Castle of Dublin which Sir Richard Boyle is to pass.

Also concerning the commission for the defective titles, Earl of Ormond and Walter Lawrence. Earl of Thomond and Sir Richard Boyle.

P. 1. Endd.

723. Attorney of Ireland's notes for the Earl of Clanricard's letter. (fn. 4) S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 87.

Advises that the re-grant upon his Lordship's surrender be made without delay, because of the danger of certain parts of his land being passed to others in books without the knowledge of the King's officers, and that every parcel of land found by the inquisition to be his inheritance be expressed in the grant by special name, with a saving of all [ ] rights and of His Majesty's composition rent, and that all the points of His Majesty's said letter touching the accepting of his surrender dated 8 April 1608 be observed.

P. 1. Endd.: "Apr. 1610."

724. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228.

Richard, Earl of Clanricard, President of the province of Connaught, and one of our Privy Council in Ireland having made surrender of all his castles, lordships, &c., in that realm a re-grant by letters patent, bearing date the 8th day of April 1608, was to be made of the same which is hereby ordered to be expedited, save only that the courts which are to be granted unto the said Earl and his heirs, shall have jurisdiction to hold plea before his seneschal in personal actions amounting to 10l. only, current money of England, arising or happening within all and every of the castles, lordships, &c., wherein the said Earl hath any seignory, rent, composition, or interest within our county of Galway. And that in all the rest of his lands, hereditaments wheresoever, the said Earl and his heirs shall have power to hold plea in personal actions before his seneschals to the value of five pounds.

Pp. 2. Endd: "Clanricarde, April 1610. Copy of a letter to the Lord Deputy of Ireland for the Earl of Clanrikard."

725. From the Lords of the Privy Council to the Lord Deputy. [April 17.] S.P. Ireland, vol. 228, 81.

A suit having been preferred to them by Richard Bingley to be Muster Master of the province of Leinster, they refer it to him for his consideration and report.—17 April 1600.

P. 1. Copy. Endd.

726. Sir Arthur Chichester to the Lords of the Privy Council. [April 17.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 82.

Captain Tyrrell (as he hears) came into this city some days since and passed through this gate to take shipping for England without having taken leave of him or informed him of his intentions. He and Chichester were on good terms with each other, and Tyrrell had free access to him. He holds a pension of 200l. sterling from the King, though not payable here but out of the Exchequer of England. This alone ought to have caused him to wait on him, or at least to have sent to him before his going. The man is so notoriously known to them that it were tedious to detain them with repetition of his former demeanour, but he must not omit to give them the reason of his going away so secretly, as he is credibly informed. In the rebellion time, though he was then stirring in all the four provinces of this realm, he made choice for his chief retreat and residence the borders of the Queen's county and Westmeath, whither he drew many loose kern out of the Breny, otherwise county Cavan, who became his bonaghes or mercenary soldiers, by whose association he purchased the fame he had, and some good opinion and love amongst those of that county. At the end of the rebellion he withdrew and seated himself among them, in the greatest fastness of that county towards Fermanagh and O'Rourk's Country, where he has ever since continued a very popular man with most of the inhabitants of those parts round about him. Now they give out that he has undertaken in behalf of the county of Cavan, either to overthrow the offices there taken for the King's title to those lands, or else to procure them to be given again by the King unto the O'Reillies and those other septs, on condition that he may have his share among them, whereof they had secured him if he prevail in the cause. He is married to the sister of Owny M'Roorie O'Moore, reputed chief of that name, late of the Queen's county, and for the time he lived in these last wars one that was as well known in those parts as any other rebel within the whole realm. She is a woman that is not otherwise affected than her husband or brother were wont to be, for whether it belonged to her or him, or both of them, he knows not, but there are still some of the lewdest of all the O'Moores kept with them in the Breny. The bards or rhymers of the country make idle songs in his praise, for undertaking such great matters for them saying, "He is worthy to have been born the son of a king, &c." Wherefore considering his former life and these late pranks of his, he wishes that he were upon some fair pretext dislodged out of the Breny, and either confined in Munster, or else required to live in England upon his pension.—Dublin Castle, 17 April 1610.

Pp. 2. Signed. Sealed. Add. Endd.

727. Petition of Neale O'Donell, Knight, and his son Nachtain O'Donell to the Lords of the Privy Council. [April.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 223, 90 A.

Showeth, that by their Lordship's favour they have formerly enjoyed the liberty to walk in any place in the Tower, assigned to prisoners there. For denying to take their diet at the Lieutenant's table they are now close prisoners, and pray to have their former liberty of walking in the compass of the Tower, and having their friends admitted to see them, regranted.

P. 1.

728. Sir Oliver St. John to Salisbury. [April 21.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 228, 83.

Considering the King's disposition for the plantation of Ulster, and the many worthy persons engaged in that business, thinks it right to inform his Lordship what he hears of the proceedings of the Londoners in their plantation. After the arrival of Gaye, who came over first, there arrived six or seven score at Derry, with some overseers; more have followed since. Men, for the most part, ill-chosen for workmen, and such as were engaged at low rates before leaving London, upon presumption of extraordinary plenty of all things in that place. Many of them refuse to work, and the rest demand greater wages. Besides the overseers are without money to pay them, which causes their works to stay, and the reputation of their action is much impaired in opinion, especially among the natives, who give out that the Londoners are not men that will make continual habitation among them. The territories the King has bestowed upon them are so large, and his gift of beneficial privileges so bountiful, that it ought to encourage them to go on with their undertakings by furnishing their works and workmen liberally, and in time with money, tools, materials, and chiefly victuals. For the new plantation will cause a general scarcity of victuals and other necessaries in these places, far beyond that which was heretofore, when those countries were rarely inhabited and had not such great use for them. This consideration ought to incite that rich and able corporation to prosecute their design with such plenty and magnificence that they may be imitable examples, and not discouragements to those who are to begin after them, &c.—Dublin, 21 April 1610.

Pp. 2. Hol. Add. Endd.

729. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 22.] Add. Papers, Ireland. P. R. O.

Warrant for the composition of a debt of thirteen hundred three score and nine pounds, due to Sir George Bourchier, Knt., late Master of Ordnance, with his son, Capt. John Bourchier, on the following terms:—

The said John Bourchier to enter on receipt of the pension of 5s. by the day, lately held by Sir Francis Stafford, with other 5s. added thereto, to make a sum of 10s. a day until such time as a company shall fall void in Ireland, which if John Bourchier accept the said pension shall cease; otherwise it shall continue. Further, a debt due to the King by the late Sir Geo. Bourchier and his son John (being arrears of rent due to the King for lands held by them), amounting to 424l. or thereabouts to be remitted.—Dated, Weston 22 April 1610.

Endd.: "Copy of letter to the L. Deputy for pension for John Bourchier."

730. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 22.] Add. Papers, Ireland, P. R. O.

Duplicate of Art. 729.—Westminster, 22 April 1610.

Pp. 1¾. Endd.: "True copy: Ex. Gall."

731. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April.] Add. Papers, Ireland. P. R. O.

Grants to Sir Francis Barkley the Castle of Asketten [Askeaton] in co. Limerick.

P. 1. Endd.: "April 1610. Copy of a letter to the Lord Deputy in the behalf of Sir Francis Barkely.

732. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April.] Add. Papers, Ireland. P. R. O.

Writes on behalf Captain Skipwith, on account of his furtherance of the works at Castlepark.

P. 1. Endd.

733. Lords of the Council to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 30.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 7.

Recommend the bearer, Tyrlogh O'Neale, eldest son of Sir Arthur O'Neale, Knt., for two middle proportions in the precinct of Dungannon in Tyrone. He besought them (the Lords) for all the lands in Ulster, called Slew Sheese, which formerly belonged to Neale Conelaugh O'Neale, his grand father, and were intended to be conveyed in Her late Majesty's grant in the 29th of her reign to Tyrlogh O'Neale and to Arthur O'Neale, petitioner's father. Of these lands he only has a custody grant from him (Sir Arthur Chichester) of the Castles of Strabane and Newton, with some ballibetoes of land belonging to them. But this the plantation would not admit of. He now prays that he may have, in addition to the two proportions they have recommended for him, the Castles of Benburb and Knockicligh, in the barony of Dungannon; but this they leave altogether to his (Sir Arthur's) judgment, as to him is left the placing of the natives.

Considering his acceptable services, and that he has humbly submitted to His Majesty's pleasure for his transplantation, they hope he may be extraordinarily respected in the greatness of his proportion and in the choice of a good seat for his greater comfort. One other middle proportion in the barony of Dungannon should be divided among the three other sons of Sir Arthur O'Neale, viz., Neale O'Neale, Con O'Neale and Bryan O'Neale.

And finally as Donell O'Neale, McRowrie Ny-Fynen, Neale Moder Magunchynan, Shaen O'Neale, Hugh O'Neale, and Henry O'Neale are to be removed from lands which they hold under Tyrlogh O'Neale, whose proportion, as they (the Lords) are informed, is not large enough to allow of their being placed there, he (Sir Arthur) is requested to assign them lands among the other natives, as they have done good service both in the late Queen's time and against O'Doherty.—Whitehall, last of April 1610.

Signed: R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Notingham, T. Suffolke, Gilb. Shrewsbury, E. Worcester, Marr, W. Knollys, E. Wotton, Jul. Cæsar, Tho. Parry.

Pp. 2⅓. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the last of April 1610. From the LLs. of the Councell in the behalfe of Tyrlowe M'Art, O'Neale for lands for him and his brethren within the precinct of Dungannon. Re. the 23d of Maye."

734. Lords of the Council to the Lord Deputy and Council. [April 30.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 9.

The Bishop of Waterford and Lismore has represented to His Majesty "the minuted estate" of that bishoprick, that all the dwelling-houses and temporalities and all other the revenues and liberties belonging either to cathedral churches or the prelates and members of the same are either granted in fee farm or for long leases. Secondly, that many of the vicarages (besides all the parsonages) are either made appropriations or leased out for many years to come. Thirdly, that the cathedral church of Lismore with all the parish churches and dwelling-houses for the clergy are ruined and lie waste, except some few in cities and market towns. It is the King's command, therefore, that he (Sir Arthur) should after due examination, prepare a bill of resumption against the next Parliament for resuming such of the fee farms and leases as he shall think fit, and he is to consider how far back the said Act shall reach. In the meantime, the Bishop is to be allowed to have searches and copies made, and the assistance of the King's learned counsel in his suits, without payment of any fees to counsellors or officers. Consideration must be also had touching the rebuilding of the cathedral of Lismore, and the ability of people of that diocese to bear an assessment for that purpose.

And for providing some fit maintenance for the ministry, he is to issue a commission to inquire what impropriations are in His Majesty's hands in the dioceses of Waterford and Lismore, what vicarages are endowed, and what allowance there is for the maintenance of the service of such cure, and what estates are in being of the said impropriations and for what rents. And the Bishop is to have the full benefit of His Majesty's letters and commission heretofore granted him without further delay, they (the Lords) marvelling that His Majesty's letters should be so little respected.—Whitehall, last of April 1610.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Notingham, T. Suffolke, Gilb. Shrewsbury, E. Worcester, E. Wotton.

Pp. 1½. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the last of Aprill 1610. From the LLs. of the Councell in behalfe of the Bishop of Waterford. Re. the 8th of October by his sonne."

735. Lords of the Council to Lord Deputy and Council. [April 30.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 11.

Recommend the bearers, John Reylly, and Connor M'Cahir O'Reylley, chiefs, as they are informed, of the third part of the barony of Clonmahon, and seized in fee of 20 poles of land in the county of Cavan, that they may have such quantity of land as they (the Deputy and Council) shall think expedient to be passed to them by letters patent, as other natives; as they are now to be removed into some other part for the convenience of the plantation. Request that they may be presently settled in such other part as shall be appointed for them, without any such delay as may be prejudicial to the poor men.—Whitehall, the last of April 1610.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Notingham, T. Suffolke, Gilb. Shrewsbury, E. Worcester, E. Wotton.

P. ½. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the last of Aprill 1610. From the LLs. of the Councell in the behalfe of John Reyley and Connor M'Cayre O'Realey for land in the baronye of Clonmahon in the countie of Cavan. Re. the 28th of July 1610."

736. Lords of the Council to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 30.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 13.

Though they cannot yield to the demand of the bearer, Bryan Maguire, for four baronies in the county of Fermanagh, which he claims as parcel of the possessions of his father and ancestors, granted to him by way of custody by his Lordship (Sir Arthur) in consideration of his services in the late war, yet they suggest that he be assigned one great proportion in the precinct of Coole and Tircannada, and if that be thought too little to give him maintenance according to his quality, it may be enlarged.

Concerning his brother, Tirlogh M'Guire, he is to have the half of one small proportion in the same precinct of Coole and Tircannada.—Whitehall, the last of April 1610.

Signed: R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Notingham, T. Suffolke, Gilb. Shrewsbury, E. Worcester, Mar, W. Knollys, E. Wotton, Jul. Cæsar, Tho. Parry.

P. ½. Add. Endd.: "Last of Aprill 1610. From the LLs. of His Matie Privy Council of England on the behalfe of Bryan Maguyre & his brother, for one great proportion of lande and halfe a small proportion in the precinct of Coole and Tyrcannada. Received the 23rd of the same."

737. Lords of the Council to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 30.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 15.

Sir Ralph Bingley represents that he sold the abbey of Kilmacrenan to the late Earl of Tyrconnell, and lost 600l. part of the purchase money by the said Earl's failure to pay the same; and the lands having again come to the King's hands, he seeks to have the abbey granted to him in perpetuity at the rate of other servitors. But the abbey being already granted to Trinity College, they cannot accede to his request without great alteration of the allotments; nevertheless, in regard of his losses, they recommend him for an extraordinary proportion of land, as a servitor, in some other place as may best suit the convenience of the plantation and the occasions of Sir Ralph Bingley.—Whitehall, the last of April 1610.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Notingham, T. Suffolke, E. Zouche, W. Knollys, E. Wotton, J. Herbert, Jul. Cæsar.

P. ½. Add. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the last of Aprill. From the LLs. of the Councell in the behalfe of Sir Ralfe Bingley concerning his demand of the abbie of Kyllmecrenan, and of lands to be disposed of upon the plantation. Re. the 24th of Maye."

738. Lords of the Council to Sir Arthur Chichester. [April 30.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 17.

Recommend to his favourable consideration in the settlement of the natives, the bearer, Owen Carnan, who sued for 800 acres of land lying in the county of Cavan, which have belonged (as he informs them) to his father, uncle, and others his predecessors, time out of mind, without any attainder for matter of disloyalty.—Whitehall, the last of April 1610.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, T. Suffolke, Gilb. Shrewsbury, E. Worcester, E. Zouche, E. Wotton, H. Bruce.

P. ¼. Add. Endd.


  • 1. This is in Sir Thomas Ridgeway's hand.
  • 2. This must be John Davis, the collector for Connaught, and not Sir John Davis.
  • 3. Note in Calendar by Mr. Lemon: "I have not been able to find whether this actually passed the Great Seal or not. It is not inrolled at the Rolls Chapel."
  • 4. A draft of a letter for the Deputy and Council, in Sir John Davy's handwriting.