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James I: December 1610

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James I: December 1610

918. Sir Arthur Chichester to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [Dec. 1.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 331.

Warrant to make out a fiant of a grant to Sir John M'Coghlan to keep one fair yearly at Banagher on September 8, the same not being Sunday, to continue for two days, and one market weekly on Thursday at Cloghan, with all fees, perquisites, and commodities, in compliance with the petition of the said Sir John Coghlan. — Dublin Castle, 1 December 1610.

P. 1. Orig. Endd.: "Sir John M'Coghlan for a fair and market, 1610."

919. Deputy Vice-Admiral Grice's Answer. [Dec. 2.] Carew Papers, vol. 619, p. 138.

Answer by Richard Grice, Deputy Vice-Admiral, deputed by Mr. John Kempe, General, by virtue of his letters patent granted him by the Lord of Effingham, unto such interrogatives as were ministered by Sir Richard Morison, Vice-President of Munster.

Signed: Ric. Grice.

Pp. 3. Copy.

920. Liberties of the Corporation of New Rosse. [Dec. 4.] Carte Papers, vol. 62, p. 33.

"A scedule conteyninge an abstracte of the liberties and immunities humbly craved by the corporation of the towne of New Rosse in Ireland."

Eighteen paragraphs, apostilled by Sir Arthur Chichester, granting or refusing the particular requests, to which is appended the following note: "The demands are verie large, and, being granted, I conceive they will prejudice the neighbour towns and lykwis especially Waterfoord, which ought to be looked unto and prevented, themselves being but a poor corporation and uncapable of so great priviledges and immunities; and therefore I praye the Lo. Chiefe Justice, Lord Chiefe Baron, and Mr of the Rolls, or some of them, to consider of what is fitting to be granted, and therein to give me their opinions." —Dublin, 4 December 1610.

Also a note signed by H. Winch, and a letter to "our very good Lord," expressing the writer's readiness to confer with the King's counsel, signed by H. Winch, Jo. Denham, Fra. Aungier.

P. 1. Large paper. Orig.

921. Wm. Parsons (Surveyor of Ireland) to Salisbury. [Dec. 4.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 229, 138.

Sends letters of Lord Burleigh and himself, found among the papers of Sir Geffrey Fenton. Solicits a lease in reversion of some lands, as a reward for past services. According to his Lordship's command by Mr. Norton, his servant, has herewith sent unto him certain letters and writings of his and his honourable father's, found amongst Sir Geffrey Fenton's papers, for which he will truly engage his credit and life that they were never seen of any since his death, save only Sir Richard Boyle and himself. At his death it was much pressed by some statesmen here to ransack all his papers; but, in that they were sworn officers of State here, himself being nearest of blood to the deceased and privy to most of his proceedings for 14 years together, and Sir Richard having married his only daughter, it was at last permitted that they only should view all, and deliver to the Lord Deputy so many papers as might concern His Majesty's present or future service, which they did sincerely.—Dublin, 4 December 1610.

Pp. 2. Signed. Add. Endd.

922. Sir Arthur Chichester to the Attorney or Solicitor-General. [Dec. 5.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, 332.

Warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor-General to make out a fiant of a grant to Sir Thomas Roper, Knt., of a pension of 10s. a day, after the company of foot that he now holds is discharged, according to the King's letter of 21 June 1610.— Dublin Castle, 5 December 1610.

P. 1. Orig. Endd.: "Sir Thomas Roper, 1610."

923. Sir Arthur Chichester to Salisbury. [Dec. 6.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 229, 139.

Received on the 14th of September his Lordship's and the Council's letters to enlarge the Lord of Howth from his restraint, which was to his own house and three miles about it; and being now free from most of his suits and troubles here, he (Howth) has moved him to license his repair thither. Acquaints his Lordship with his motion, in order to learn the King's pleasure therein. He desires to be there before the end of the Christmas holidays.—Dublin Castle, 6 December 1610.

P. 1. Signed. Add. Endd.

924. Lord Howth to Salisbury. [Dec. 8.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 229, 140.

"Having endured the brunt and full extremity of the law," prays for leave to come into England solely on his private affairs.—8 December 1610.

P. 1. Signed. Add. Endd.

925. Lords of the Council to Sir Arthur Chichester. [Dec. 9.] Philad. P., vol. 4, p. 99.

Have been informed by Sir Oliver Lambert, that, if the 2,000 acres in Orier ordered to Art M'Baron for life, were to be granted to him and his wife and the longest liver of them, he might be brought to remove with good-will out of O'Neilan, and that this example would be a great furtherance towards the removal of the rest of the natives; they (the Lords) accordingly authorise his Lordship to grant the said 2,000 acres in the manner suggested.—Whitehall, 9 December 1610.

Signed: T. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, H. Northampton, Gilb. Shrewsbury, Exeter, E. Worcester, E. Wotton, L. Stanhope, Jul. Cæsar.

P. ½. Endd. by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 9th of December 1610. From the Lords of the Councell, to passe 2,000 acres of land to Art. M'Baron and his weife duringe their lives. Re. the 13th of Januarie."

926. Sir Thos. Ridgeway to Salisbury. [Dec. 10.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 229, 141.

Requests license for his three sons to travel for three years in France, Italy, and other places.—Rathfernaham [Rathfarnham], 10 December 1610.

P. 1. Signed. Add. Endd.

927. Sir Arthur Chichester to H. M. Counsel. [Dec. 10.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 333.

Warrant to the King's counsel, or any of them, to draw forth a fiant of the office of second Chamberlain of the King's Court of Exchequer of Ireland to Robert Kennedy of the city of Dublin, as was granted to Nicholas Howard, or any other. —Dublin Castle, 10 December 1610.

P. 1. Orig. Endd.: "Robert Kennedy, second Chamberlain, 1610."

928. Sir Arthur Chichester to Salisbury. [Dec. 12.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 229, 142.

The bearer, Mr. Tockefeyld, can give a good account of his travels and observations in the matter of the iron works to be erected in Munster, where he has spent his time since his coming over. He has had heretofore a work of his own upon the river Shenan [Shannon], so that this can be no new thing unto him; besides which, Sir Rich. Morison has, by conference with the officers and workmen of the iron work now upon the river of Youghall, learnt what will be the charge of erecting the like and the profit to be expected, Sir Rich. Boyle being the best skilled and enabled to carry such a business of any man in this kingdom.

Soon after the report of his (Salisbury's) purposes came into that province, there came likewise certain agents from the West Indian merchants, who have dealt with the proprietors of certain woods and lands lying upon harbours and rivers commodious for that purpose, an hindrance, if he intends many works. Gave Mr. Tockefeyld charge to prevent this, but he came too late to put it in practice generally, but has dealt for some places fit and convenient.

The East Indian merchants have much prevented this work by buying of woods and lands proper for this purpose.

Suggests that he should follow Sir Rich. Morrison's advice in setting up a furnace or two in the forest of Dean, and a forge or two in Munster to work the stone iron that shall come from thence into bars; and could wish that trial were made of the ore of that country by a furnace and a forge to be erected in some place in Munster.

The gentlemen of the North (since they understood of the death of Henry O'Neale and Tyrone's blindness, which he has not spared to spread amongst them) flock hither from all parts to accept of that little land which heretofore they so much scorned. Art M'Baron's example in accepting of his portion, and his free removing from the place of his long continued habitation by promise at May next, has prevailed with the multitude according to his expectation, so that he thinks they will sooner remove most of the natives than bring others with goods and stocks sufficient to sit down in their places; for when they are once dispatched with their goods into other countries or to the portions allotted to them, sees not how the Britons will be supplied with victuals and necessaries for their money, how plenty soever it be with them; and to fetch it from markets 20 miles from them (as many must upon the remove of the natives) will weary the undertaker. And out of this consideration the natives, as he conceives, will the more willingly remove at the time appointed, hoping thereby to overthrow the work even in the foundation. How to remedy this as yet he knows not; for to compel them to stay were contrary to the project of the plantation and the proclamation published, and to suffer them to depart will be the ruin of the undertakers that are to plant, unless they be otherwise supplied with victuals, towards which his care shall not be wanting; but he fears the want in that kind will be complained of, for the agents of London have already felt it, and sent unto him to redress it.—Dublin Castle, 12 December 1610.

Pp. 3. Signed. Endd.: "Ld. Deputy, by Mr. Tokefeld, concerning the project for iron works. That the natives of Ulster do now accept of their portions. That the remove of the natives will disappoint the undertakers and their provisions."

929. Sir Arthur Chichester to Salisbury. [Dec. 13.] S.P., Ireland, vol. 229, 143.

His Lordship's approval of his discovery made of the Irish countries of Wexford, by his letters of the 27th of July last, gave him encouragement to labour further in that affair, and he has now, by the assistance of Sir Lawrence Esmond and this bearer, Sir Edw. Fysher, brought the chief pretenders and inhabitants of those lands, upon reasonable terms, to be ordered and disposed of as the King shall please to direct; and for the title, it will be clear on His Majesty's behalf; the work will feel some opposition, which is the fruit we must expect from so unsound members, whose foundations were so long since laid upon the blood and bodies of honest subjects killed and destroyed by their forefathers to make them passage to their intrusion upon the King's ancient inheritance.

Some gentlemen of English birth, and others of this country, have large scopes of those lands in their possession by purchase from the intruders, or by bargains with those that have combined to detain it from the Crown, who expect to be favoured upon this division and new plantation: and so do some of the natives, which must be performed in some reasonable measure towards such especially as are of honest and civil behaviour, and likewise towards the natives, such of them, he means, as are powerful to do harm, if they be thereto incensed through neglect and discontent.

His looking into this matter is repined at by some here who are bound to give furtherance to it for His Majesty's profit and the good of the commonwealth. They have now made the title so apparent that it is high time for him once more to put his Lordship in mind thereof, in order to prevent the purposes of such as seek to pass part of it upon the commission of defective titles, others by letters surreptitiously obtained, for which purpose certain agents from the natives are pre paring to repair thither. Prays him to move the King for direction and warrant to pass the same according to form of letter (draught sent by Sir Edw. Fysher) or as he shall think fit.

If His Majesty and he think it fit to employ him in this affair, prays that the grant may pass in the name of Sir Lawrence Esmond and Sir Edw. Fysher, or either of them. And so shall he be able to go through with the business for His Majesty's profit and the country's settlement without noise or clamour.

Submits himself to his Lordship's consideration, as to the soundest patriot and profoundest counsellor of the King and of the commonwealth.—Dublin Castle, 13 December 1610.

Pp. 2. Signed. Add. Endd.

930. Thomas Barloe's Deposition. [Dec. 14.] Carew Papers, vol. 619, p. 145.

The examination of Thomas Barloe of Baltymoore, in the county of Cork, mariner, taken by Sir Richard Morison, Knight, Vice-President of the province of Munster.

Signed: Thomas Barlow.

Pp. 3. Copy.

931. The Collection of Tyrone's Rents from his flight in 1607 till 1 November 1610, when the lands were given out to Undertakers. (fn. 1) [Dec. 18.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 22.

The account of Sir Tobias Caulfield for three and a half years' rents of the Earl of Tyrone's forfeited lands in the counties of Tyrone, Armagh, and Coleraine.

The account of Sir Toby Caulfield, Knight, for all such sums of money as have come to his hands for all manner of rents payable in money, corn, and other provisions and victuals in the counties of Tyrone, Ardmagh, and Coleraine, for the escheated lands fallen to His Majesty by the attainder of the traitor the Earl of Tyrone, as also for the growing rents of the said lands for the half-year ended at Hallowtide 1607, left untaken up by the said traitor at the time of his flight; as also for the growing rents of the said lands for three whole years, beginning at Hallowtide aforesaid, 1607, and ending at the same feast 1610 (from which time the said Sir Toby hath given up his charge of receipt, in regard the said escheated lands are granted away from His Majesty from paying any rent for four years then next ensuing), as likewise for the goods of the said traitor and other fugitives that went with him, and for a fine imposed on the said counties of Tyrone and Ardmagh, for relieving of traitors after the revolt of O'Doherty, which was levied by this accountant, together with the issue and payment of part thereof, and the remain resting in this accountant's hands on this account to be paid to His Majesty's use, the particulars whereof hereafter ensue:

Before the charge of this account be examined consideration is to be had of the manner of the charge of those Irish rents and duties which are as follows:—

First. There was no certain portion of lands let by the traitor Tyrone to any of his tenants that paid him rent.

Secondly. Such rents as he reserved were paid to him partly in money and partly in provisions of victuals, as oats, oatmeal, butter, hogs, and mutton.

Thirdly. The money rents that were so reserved were chargeable on all the cows that were milch or in-calf which grazed on his lands, after the rate of 12d. a quarter the year, which cows were to be numbered but twice in the year by Tyrone's officers, viz., at May and Hallowtide, and so the rents were levied and taken up at the said rate for all the cows that were so numbered, except only the heads and principal men of the creats, who, in regard of their enabling to live better than the common multitude under them, whom they caused willingly to pay the said rents, were usually allowed a fourth part of the whole rents, which rise to 300l. Irish the year, or thereabouts, which they detained on their own hands by direction from the Lord Deputy, and so was never received; and for the butter and other victualling provisions they were only paid by such as they termed horsemen, called the Quynnes, Haugans, Conelands, and Devlins, which were rather at the discretion of the giveis, who strove who should give most to gain Tyrone's favour, than for any due claim he had to demand the same.

Fourthly. All the cows for which those rents are to be levied must be counted at one day in the whole country, which required much travel and labour and many men to be put in trust with that account, so as that country, which is replenished with woods, do greatly advantage the tenants that are to pay their rents to rid away their cows from that reckoning; and also to such overseers to be corrupted by the tenants to mitigate their rents by lessening the true number of their cattle, which must needs be conceived they will all endeavour to the uttermost, being men, as it were, without conscience and of poor estate, apt to be corrupted for small bribes, which they may the more easily do in regard that the bordering lords adjoining are ready to shelter their cows that should pay those rents, whereby they may procure those tenants to live under them.

Fifthly. The said rent is uncertain, because by the custom of the country the tenants may remove from one lord to another every half year, as usually they do, which custom is allowed by authority from the State.

In consideration of which premises, being desirous to understand what course he should hold in levying the said rents and duties, acquainted the Right Hon. the Lord Deputy therewith, who wished him not to innovate any manner of collecting or gathering the said rents, or to lay any heavier burdens on the tenants than were imposed on them formerly by Tyrone, but that he should make it appear to them that His Majesty would be a better and more gracious landlord to them in all respects than Tyrone was or could be, and directed this accountant to proceed in his charge of collecting the said rents till His Majesty did otherwise dispose of them, which hitherto he hath done with his best ability, both for His Majesty's benefit and the quiet and ease of those subjects, as by the account hereafter declared more fully appears.

First. The said accountant is to be charged with all such sums of ready money as have come to his hands and are otherwise chargeable upon him for the casual rents of the escheated lands in the counties of Tyrone, Armagh, and Coleraine, viz.:

Moneys received. Irish.
£ s. d.
For the remainder of the rents due for half a year ended at Hallowtide 1607, which were left unlevied by the traitor Tyrone at the time of his flight 348 4 6
Also for rents by him received for the said lands and otherwise chargeable upon him for a whole year ended at Hallowtide 1608 2,102 9 8
For the like for a whole year ended at Hallowtide 1609 2,862 16 10
For the like ended at Hallowtide 1610, from which time this accountant has given up his charge of the said receipts 2,847 15 7
In all amounting in current money of Ireland to the sum of 8,161 6 6
Also he is to be charged with the price of duty butters, oats, meal, and muttons and hogs by him received during the three years aforesaid out of the profits of the said escheated lands, viz.:
Duty butters, oats, meal, muttons, and hogs received out of the said lands.
Butters which were so ill made after the country manner as they were scarce worth any money, yet were they sold at the rate of 15s. a barrel, viz., 30 ton, or thereabouts, which at 6l. sterling a ton cometh to sterling 180 0 0
Oats received in the same time for the like duties, about 300 barrels at 8d. sterling a barrel 10 0 0
Oatmeal also received in the said time, brought in "raskans," which were 240, making by estimation 120 barrels at 3s. sterling the barrel 18 0 0
Muttons received in the said time, 300 at 2s. sterling a-piece 30 0 0
Hogs likewise received in the said time, 72 at 3s. sterling a-piece 10 16 0
In all sterling 248 16 0
Makes Irish 331 14 8
And further he is to be charged with the price of the goods of the traitor Tyrone and of divers fugitives that ran away with the said traitor, viz.:
Of the goods that belonged to the Countess of Tyrone; cows, 32, whereof 12 were claimed by Nicholas Weston and James M'Gyns [Magenis], were restored by the Lord Deputy's warrant, so remain 20, at 15s. a-piece 15 0 0
Plough-mares with coltes, 5 at 40s. a-piece 10 0 0
10 heifers at 10s. a-piece 5 0 0
1 garron 1 13 4
Steers, 2 at 13s. 4d. a-piece 1 6 8
Calves, 13 at 4s. a-piece 2 12 0
Sheep, which all died and yielded nothing
In all 35 12 0
The Earl of Tyrone's goods, viz.:
Small steers, 9 at 10s. 4 10 0
60 hogs at 2s. 6d. 7 10 0
2 long tables, 10s.; 2 long forms, 5s.; an old bedstead, 3s.; an old trunk, 3s.; a long stool, 1s.; 8 hogsheads, 1s.; half a cwt. of hops, 30s.; 3 hogsheads of salt, 1l. 8s. 6d.; valued at 4 12 6
A silk jacket 0 13 4
8 vessels of butter, containing 4½ barrels 3 7 6
2 iron spits 0 2 0
A powdering tub 0 0 6
2 old chests 0 4 0
A frying-pan and a dripping-pan 0 3 0
5 pewter dishes 0 5 0
A basket, 2d.; a comb and comb case, 1s. 6d. 0 1 8
2 dozen of trenchers and a basket 0 0 10
2 pr. barr ferris, vjs. (sic) 0 6 0
A box and two drinking glasses 0 1 3
A trunk, one pair of red taffeta curtains, one other pair of green satin curtains 4 5 0
A brass kettle 0 8 6
A pair of cob irons 0 5 0
2 baskets with certain broken earthen dishes and some waste spices 0 0 2
Half a pound of white and blue starch 0 0 4
A vessel with two gallons of vinegar 0 3 0
17 pewter dishes 0 1 3
3 glass bottles 0 1 6
2 stone jugs, whereof one broken 0 0 6
A little iron pot 0 1 6
A great spit 0 1 6
6 garrons at 30s. a-piece 9 0 0
19 stud mares, whereof two were claimed by Nicholas Weston, which were restored him by a warrant, being proved to be his own, and so remain 17; whereof 10 rated at 2l. 10s. a-piece, 25l., and 7 at 2l. a-piece, 14l.; in all 39 0 0
Working mares, six, whereof claimed by Nicholas Weston 1, and by Laughlin O'Hagan 1, which they proved to be their own, and were restored by warrant; and so remain, 4 at 30s. a-piece 6 0 0
Colts of a year old at 1l. a-piece, 9 9 0 0
Young colts newly foaled, 18 at 10s. a-piece 9 0 0
20 field cocks of wheat, by estimation 30 barrels, at 5s. a barrel 7 10 0
In all 107 11 0
Murtagh Quin's goods, viz.:
1 hackney 2 0 0
1 garron 1 6 8
28 cows at 15s. 21 0 0
14 calves at 4s. 2 16 0
24 sheep at 18d. 1 16 0
3 steers 2 0 0
60 swine at 2s. 6d. 7 10 0
In all 38 8 8
Shane O'Hagan's goods, viz.:
20 cows at 15s. 15 0 0
6 garrons at 1l. 6s. 8d. 8 0 0
38 sheep at 1s. 6d. 2 17 0
35 swine at 2s. 6d. 4 7 6
Barley, 9 cleaves at 1s. a-piece 0 9 0
Butter, 20 lb. wt., at 1d. per pound 0 1 8
A horse-load of butter, containing by estimation 180 lbs. wt., at 1d. per pound 0 15 0
An old chest 0 1 0
4 pairs of iron hand-locks at 1s. 4d. a pair 0 5 4
4 old calivers at 2s. 6d. a-piece 0 10 0
2 old head-pieces at 2s. 8d. a piece 0 5 4
2 targets at 3s. 4d. a-piece 0 6 8
A malting ladle 0 0 3
2 old cap cases 0 1 6
A small brass kettle 0 7 0
An old sword 0 2 6
An Irish harp 0 10 0
In all 33 19 9
Teig O'Keenan's goods, viz.:
15 cows at 15s. 11 5 0
Calves, 8 at 4s. 1 12 0
1 garron 1 6 8
1 hackney 2 0 0
Swine, 25 at 2s. 6d. 3 2 6
In all 22 6 2
Henry Hagan's goods, viz.:
1 garron 1 6 8
6 cows 4 10 0
2 calves 0 8 0
20 sheep 1 10 0
In all 7 14 8
A Spaniard that lived with Tyrone since the year 1588, and fled with him, viz.:
5 cows 3 15 0
2 calves 0 8 0
1 heifer 0 10 0
2 fowling pieces 1 0 0
In all 5 13 0
Hugh M'Vaghe's goods, viz.:
2 cows 1 10 0
6 field cocks of oats, containing by estimation 6 barrels of oats 0 4 0
In all 1 14 0
Also there were in the fields of other fugitives goods that fled with Tyrone, whose names are not known to this accountant, which were viewed by this accountant and Sir Francis Roe, 15 ricks of oats, which yielded by estimation 40 barrels of oats, at 8d. the barrel 2 0 0
[Then follow similar lists and valuations of the goods of John Bath, Art Oge O'Neal, Henry Hovenden; the whole amount of the fugitives' goods being 413l. 10s. sterling, making Irish (fn. 2).]
And lastly, the said accountant is to be charged with so much by him received and taken up from the inhabitants of the counties of Tyrone and Armagh in the year ended at Michaelmas 1609, for receiving certain traitors, adherents of O'Dogherty, after the killing of the traitor, for a fine imposed on them by the Deputy and Council, 200l. sterling, making 266l. 13s. 4d. Irish.
Casual rents of the said escheated lands 8,161 6 6
Butters, oats, meal, muttons, and hogs received by this accountant for duties rated 331 14 8
Sum of all the charge receipts aforesaid, viz., in
The goods of the traitor Tyrone and other fugitives that were with him, received by this accountant, and valued at 551 6 0
A fine imposed on the inhabitants of the counties of Tyrone and Armagh for relieving of traitors 266 13 4
In all 9,311 14 0

Remittals and Abatements of Rents.

The said accountant prays to be allowed the several sums of money hereafter expressed, viz., sums remitted and given away by special warrant from the Lord Deputy to the following persons, being principal gentry of the country, out of the rents which they were to pay His Majesty for part of the escheated lands, partly to content them after the flight of the traitor Tyrone, and partly also at the revolt of the traitor O'Dogherty, whereby they were drawn to live more peaceably, by whose credit and power in the country the swordmen and ill-disposed persons there (who were abundant in those countries) were kept back from many outrages that they were ready and inclinable unto in those dangerous times, viz.:

Sterling.
£ s. d.
To Captain Tirlogh O'Neal's brother, Neal O'Neal, for the rent of the castle of Newton, town of Strabane, 5 ballibetaghs of land, with the rent of so many tenants as fed 600 cows on the said land, which formerly paid rent to His Majesty, and was remitted to him, viz., for two years beginning from Hallowtide 1608, being after the revolt and killing of the traitor O'Dogherty, and ended at Hallowtide 1610, at 120l. sterling per annum 240 0 0
Sir Cormac M'Baron, for so much remitted in part of his rent due to His Majesty for two years ended at Hallowtide 1609, towards the payment of his charges in the Castle of Dublin, and to help to bear his charges into England, as also to the Lady, his wife, after his departure, for their relief 90 0 0
Bryan Crossach O'Neal, son to the said Sir Cormac, being a young man very like to have joined with O'Dogherty, who by his birth and estimation was able to draw a great many idle followers after him to commit villainy, and therefore he had bestowed on him, the better to content him, the rents of one ballibetagh of land, which yielded him 40l. per annum from the tenants, for two years ended at Hallowtide 1610, whereby he was retained in dutiful obedience 80 0 0
The said Sir Cormac's lady, allowed the rent of 120 cows for two years ended at Hallowtide 1610 58 0 0
Henry M'Shane O'Neale, being a principal man of that name, allowed the rent of 200 cows at 40l. per annum for the years ended at Hallowtide 1610 80 0 0
Con M'Shane, brother to the said Henry, allowed to draw as many tenants to him that paid 20l. per annum for their cows on part of the said lands for the said two years 40 0 0
Art M'Baron O'Neal, an abatement of three parts of his rent of 80l. per annum for the said two years 120 0 0
Con M'Tirlagh O'Neale and his three brothers, an abatement of 40l. per annum, being two third parts of their rents for the said two years 80 0 0
Hugh M'Shane O'Neil, his brother and kinsmen, and to Phelim M'Cormac Toole O'Neal and his kinsmen, in consideration of taking of Shane Carragh, brother to O'Cane, chief rebel next O'Dogherty, remitted their rents for two years ended at Hallowtide 1610, at 20l. per annum 40 0 0
Donel O'Neil and his three sons, in regard of their fidelity in the time of O'Dogherty, remitted their rents at 20l. per annum for the said two years 40 0 0
Captain O'Cor, remitted the rent of 50 cows for three years ended at Hallowtide 1610, in regard that he had much credit among the swordmen and was a principal leader in Tyrone's rebellion, and yet did behave himself very dutifully after the flight of Tyrone and in O'Dogherty's rebellion, and did then and ever since perform good service by intelligence, at 10l. per annum 30 0 0
Mary O'Neal, daughter to Sir Cormac M'Baron, freedom for the rent of 50 cows for three years ended at Hallowtide 1610, at 10l. per annum 30 0 0
Conconoght O'Devan, freedom for 50 cows for two years ended at Hallowtide 1610, for his maintenance in the college at Dublin, the better to encourage others to conform themselves in civility and religion, at 10l. per annum 20 0 0
Shane O'Donnel, for the like consideration and the same time, at the said rate 20 0 0
Owen M'Ivor, the like 20 0 0
Rory M'Crely, the like 20 0 0
Donnell Oge O'Conry, son to Donnell O'Conry, the like 20 0 0
Tirlagh O'Gormley, for the like, remitted in regard of his faithful service at the rebellion of O'Dogherty, at 10l. per annum for two years ended at Hallowtide 1610 20 0 0
Jenkin O'Devyn, for the like service, the like remittal 20 0 0
The lands of Clonauly, in the county of Armagh, being found for the Lord Primate on the office taken for the said attainted lands before the Lord Deputy, were assigned over to him for three half years ended at Hallowtide 1610, here demanded in allowance because it is parcel of the charge before mentioned, at 40l. per annum 90 0 0
The rent of the barony of the Maughery, in the county of Coleraine, being given to the Londoners for this last half year ended at Hallowtide 1610, here demanded in allowance, being parcel of the former charge 100 0 0
In all remitted in rents as before particularly appears sterling 1,248 0 0
Making Irish 1,664 0 0
Soldiers raised for extraordinary services upon the flight of the traitor Tyrone and the revoit of the traitor O'Doherty, paid out of the duty victuals and fugitives' goods before charged, viz., by—
Captain Dermond Leigh, deceased, late high sheriff of the county of Tyrone, for the pay of 20 warders put into the castle of Dungannon immediately after the flight of Tyrone, viz., for 42 days ended the 6th of November 1607, at 6d. sterling a-piece sterling 21 0 0
Sir Thomas Philips, for a ward of 12 men which he put into Logheinshellin about the same time by the Lord Deputy's direction, at 6d. a-piece per diem, for 90 days ended at January 1607 sterling 27 0 0
Patrick Crely, for the pay of 8 men put into the fort of Pontderune by his Lordship's present direction, viz., for 100 days to February 1607, at 6d. a-piece per diem sterling 20 0 0
Sir Tobias Calfield, Knt., for the pay of 8 men put into Maghirlecow by like direction, for 120 days ended in February 1607 at the like rates sterling 24 0 0
Patrick Cartan, for the pay of 20 kerne which he commanded by the Deputy's direction to prosecute Brian M'Arte's son, and Arden M'Collo O'Hanlon, who went into action of rebellion presently after the flight of Tyrone, for 91 days ended in February 1607, at 4d. a-piece per diem sterling 30 6 8
Hugh M'Cawell and Laughlin O'Hagan, for the pay of 40 men in Bonaght which they raised and employed at and about Dungannon upon the revolt of the traitor O'Dogherty, where they remained for defence of those parts and to conduct victuals to the army in Tyrconnell, viz., for 90 days ended in September 1608, at 4d. a-piece per diem sterling 60 0 0
Neil O'Fagan and Ferdoragh O'Hanlon, for the pay of 40 men by them levied by the Lord Deputy's direction to prosecute Patrick Oge O'Hanlon and Arden M'Colle, two notable traitors, who with their adherents committed many outrages in killing, burning, and spoiling in the counties of Tyrone and Armagh, viz., for 74 days ended in January 1609, at 4d. a-piece per diem 49 6 8
In all sterling 255 13 4
Making Irish 340 17 9
Works and Fortifications.
Paid also by the accountant for the victualling of two men that wrought in making the bridges at Charlemont and other works about the fort, for 90 days in May, June, and July 1609, at 4d. a-piece per diem 80 0 0
Dieting for Irish soldiers sent into Sweden, paid out of the duty victuals and the fugitives' goods; also paid for the victualling of certain men taken up in the counties of Tyrone and Armagh in the summers, 1609 and 1610, viz.:
For the diet of 80 of the said soldiers taken up in summer 1609, for 16 days during the time they were kept in prison at Dungannon and Armagh and Charlemont, till they were sent away, at 4d. a-piece per diem 21 6 8
Also for the diet of 72 of the said men taken up in summer 1610, which were kept in prison at Armagh for 18 days till they were sent away, at 4d. a-piece per diem 8 2 0
In all sterling 29 8 8
Making Irish 32 4 10
Part of the fugitives' goods before charged in this account given away and disposed of partly by warrants and directions of the Lord Deputy and Council and partly by his Lordship's direction, or for the considerations within mentioned, viz.:
Irish.
£ s. d.
Sir Tobias Caulfield, Knt., to whom the goods that belong to the Countess of Tyrone were given by the Lord Deputy, in consideration that he kept Con O'Neil, son to the said Earl, for three years ended at Michaelmas last, 1610, and found him meat and drink, and therefore here demanded in allowance at the rates before charged in his account, being sterling 35 12 0
Also delivered to the wife of Teig O'Kena, at the request of the Earl of Thomond, to whom she is allied, in consideration that the said Earl alleged that the said Teig sent him intelligence of importance from beyond the seas, all her husband's goods, which before are charged on this account, and so here allowed at sterling 22 6 8
To Henry M'Shane O'Neal, a principal man of that name (to relieve his poor estate), out of the goods of Shane O'Hagan, so much as are valued at 20 0 0
To Henry Hovendon's wife and children, for her relief, and to maintain her children at school, all her husband's goods, for which paid only 20 marks sterling, the whole being valued at 40l. 14s. sterling, and before charged, so as she is thereby allowed of the said goods, by virtue of a concordatum dated 21st September 1609, which is here allowed, the sum of sterling 27 6 4
To Laughlin O'Hagan, given so much of his brother's goods as were valued at 3l. 19s. 9d. sterling, in consideration that the constableship of Dungannon was taken from him sterling 3 19 9
To Murtagh O'Quin's wife, given so much of her husband's goods to relieve her as amounted to sterling 13 8 8
Also given to the Spaniard's wife and children all her husband's goods for their relief, which are valued, as before charged, at sterling 113 0 0
Also given to Henry Hagan's wife and children all her husband's goods, at the suit of her father, Sir Oghee O'Hanlon, when he surrendered all his lands to the King, which are before charged, and were allowed at, sterling 7 14 8
Sterling.
Also given Hugh M'Vaghe's goods to his wife and children, for their relief, before charged, and here allowed at 1 14 0
Also given to the Lady Pawlet, wife to Sir George Pawlet, deceased, in regard of her miserable estate after the death of her husband, certain goods of the traitor John Bathe, which rested in his possession till his death, and are parcel of the goods before charged in this account, as amounted to the sum of sterling 60 0 0
Also the goods of Arte Oge O'Neal, being formerly given by him to his three children before his flight, were on their humble suit given them for their relief by the Lord Deputy, being sterling 22 6 0
To John Cornewell, sub-sheriff of Tyrone at the time when the Earl fled, given him out of Tyrone's goods in regard of his great trouble and pains then taken for His Majesty's service, so much as we valued at sterling 10 0 0
To Bryan M'Neile, ensign to Sir Henry Oge O'Neale, in regard of money he received when his captain was killed, out of the fugitives' goods, the value of sterling 6 0 0
Also given for the relief of Arte Oge's sons and Oghy Oge O'Hanlon's children, being both sent to Sweden, out of the fugitives' goods sterling 20 0 0
Also there were delivered to divers captains part of the fugitives' goods, in consideration of their travail and charges sustained in going to many places of the country for the settling and establishing thereof upon their own charges immediately after the flight of Tyrone, viz., to
Captain Dermond Legh, who was then sheriff of Tyrone 30 0 0
Sir Francis Roe 12 2 0
Sir Thoms Phillips 13 0 0
Sir Richard Hansard 6 0 0
In all 61 2 0
In all given to the persons before named out of the fugitives' goods sterling 317 4 1
Making Irish 422 18 9
Ready money paid into His Majesty's receipt of Exchequer, viz.:
And lastly, for ready money paid to Sir Thomas Ridgeway, Vice-Treasurer and Treasurer at Wars in Ireland.
Irish.
£ s. d.
The 13th of December 1608, on the Vice-Treasurer's acquittances 2,357 7 3
The 18th of December 1609, on the like 2,404 3 6
In all as by said acquittances 4,761 10 9
Remittals and abatements of rents 1,664 0 0
Sum total of all the allowances and payments aforesaid, viz.:
Entertainments of soldiers entered in pay on the flight of Tyrone and revolt of O'Dogherty 340 17 9
Works and fortifications 80 0 0
Victualling of Irish soldiers sent into Sweden 39 4 10
Gifts and restitutions of fugitives' goods 422 9 9
Ready money paid into the receipt 4,761 10 9
In all 7,308 12 1
And so remaineth in this accountant's hands, and chargeable on him to His Majesty's use Irish 2,002 9 1

Whereof is allowed to this accountant, by virtue of a concordatum of the Lord Deputy and Council, the tenor whereof followeth in these words:—

By the Lord Deputy and Council.

Arthur Chichester.

Whereas upon the flight of the traitor Tyrone, the Deputy entering into consideration how fit it was to appoint some man of sufficiency to take the chief charge and superintendency of sueh lands, rents, and territories as belong to the said traitor in the counties of Tyrone, Armagh, and Coleraine, made choice of Sir Toby Calfeild to take upon him that charge, who with good care and diligence greatly to the furtherance of His Majesty's service hath not only for this three years past collected the rents issuing out of the said lands and territories to His Majesty's use, but with great wisdom and sufficiency discharged the trust reposed in him;—and furthermore hath within the said time been at extraordinary charges in building of bridges, highways, and strengthening of the fort of Charlemont, and building a house within the same, for all which he has humbly craved allowance; he is accordingly granted an allowance of 100l. a year for each of the three years, making in harps the whole sum of 400l. to be allowed him in the foot of his account.—Dublin, 16 December 1610.

Signed: Thomas Dublin, Canc., Humfrey Winch, John Vaughan, Francisse Aunger, Henry Power, Garrott Moore, Richard Cooke, Adam Loftus, John Kinge. 400l. Irish. To our trusty and well-beloved the Lord Chancellor and the rest of the commissioners for taking of His Majesty's accounts within this realm.

And so remain in the said accountant's hands 1,602l. 9s. 1d., which sum of 1,602l. 9s. 1d. was paid into the hands of Sir Thomas Ridgeway, as appears by his acquittance dated 24th December 1610.

Then follows an acquittance and discharge of Sir Toby Calfeild by the following Commissioners of Accounts, viz.:— Thomas Dublin, Canc., H. Winch, Jo. Vaughan, Fra. Aungeir, Rd. Cooke, Jo. Kinge, Jo. Davys, Wm. Peyton, Jas. Ware.— Dated 18 December 1610. (fn. 3)

Pp. 3. Endd.: "The copy of Sir Thoby Caulfeild's accōpt."

932. Sir Arthur Chichester to Sir John Davys. [Dec. 22.] Carte Papers, vol. 61, p. 334.

Warrant by the Lord Deputy, Sir Arthur Chichester, to Sir John Davys, Knight, Attorney-General, to draw forth a fiant of a pardon of alienation of the island of Lambay, and of the town, lands, and wood of Cullon, co. Dublin, to Sir Wm. Usher, Knight, his heirs and assigns.—Dublin Castle, 22 December 1610.

P. 1. Orig. Add.: "Sir Wm. Usher, 1610."

933. The King to Sir Arthur Chichester. [Dec. 23.] Philad. P., vol. 1, p. 444.

Directs him to peruse the certificate made by the Clerk of the Pipe in England, setting forth the practice and perquisites of the office before the erection in England of the court of Wards and Liveries, surveyor-general's office, and office of augmentation, and of particular receivers and auditors of counties, in order to the better payment of Roger Downton, Clerk of the Pipe in Ireland, and his secondaries, in consideration of his reducing his office to a proper state, the same having been neglected for 40 years before his time.—Westminster, 23 December, in the eighth year of the King's reign.

Pp. 1½. Signed at head. Add. Enrol. Endd by Sir Arthur Chichester: "Of the 23d of December 1610. From the Kinge's Matie, concerning the office of the Pype and Mr. Downton, the officer. Re. the 10th of Februarie."

934. Interrogatories to Deputy Vice-Admiral Grice. [Dec.] Carew Papers, vol. 619, p. 137.

Interrogatives to be ministered to Richard Grice, Deputy Vice-Admiral of the province of Munster, by directions from the Lords of the Privy Council.

Pp. 2. Copy.

935. Digorye Castle's Deposition. [Dec.] Carew Papers, vol. 619, p. 143.

The examination of Digorye Castle, alias Tompkins, of Youghall, sworn and deposed thereunto before Sir Richard Morison, Knight, Vice-President of the province of Munster.

Signed: Digorey Castell.

Pp. 3. Copy. Endd.

936. The Munster Pirates. [Dec] Carew Papers, vol. 619, p. 141.

Proceedings concerning the treaty for reducing the pirates of Munster.

Pp. 2.

Footnotes

  • 1. The copy of this curious account in the Carte MSS. being imperfect, we have completed it from the Exchequer Remembrance Roll of Hilary Term, 8 Jac. I., Art. 10.
  • 2. Blank.
  • 3. This account is enrolled on the Exchequer Remembrance Roll of Hilary Term, 8 Jac. I., Art. 10. It has been already printed from a copy furnished by the late James Frederic Ferguson, Esq., Secretary to the Commission of Enquiry into the Exchequer Records, in "The Topographer and Genealogist," John Gough Nichols, vol. 3, p. 75. 8vo. London, 1858.