Carte Calendar Volume 46, May - August 1667

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Carte Calendar Volume 46, May - August 1667

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 46

Extent: 529 pages



Petition of William Warren, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 124

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Hugh Berkeley, the younger, Storekeeper in his Majesty's Ordnances service. [With the Order thereupon].


Petition of William Fallon, a convicted prisoner, under sentence of death to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 124r-v

Document type: Copies

Praying for commutation of his said sentence into transportation.

[With the Order as prayed].


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 3 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 444-445

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars of the state of affairs in the Netherlands, political and military.


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 102

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The instructions on behalf of Theobald [Taaffe], Earl of Carlingford, and John Bellew, esquire, contained in his Majesty's letter, ... are to be carried in to due and speedy execution ...


Encloses

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 April 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 102

Document type: Copy

Notifies his Majesty's pleasure concerning the cases, respectively (under the Settlement Acts) of Theobald, Earl of Carlingford, and of John Bellew, esquire.


St. Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 4 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 403

Document type: Holograph

... It may now be taken for granted that the Peace cannot fail [to be made]. ... The King [of France]'s own body of troops will consist of above 20,000 foot, & of near 10,000 horse. The Marshal de Gramont commands another, toward the sea, of 4,000 foot and 2,000 horse; and the Marquess of Créqui a third, of the same number, towards the Moselle. ... "The matter is of a nature", adds the writer, "not very capable of accomodation" ...


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 4 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 405

Document type: Holograph

Particulars as to certain passports - "The Duke's", says the Chancellor, "will not serve the turn, without the Admiral of Scotland's pass". ... Lord Anglesey, he continues, tells the writer ... that the Lord Lieutenant "entertains some scruples about the transportation of wool, which found [so in MS.] no obstruction to us, even from those who, in other particulars, are not over indulgent to Ireland". ...

Adds, at very great length, his opinions on various questions - chiefly financial - concerning Ireland, ... and then continues: "Our Ambassadors are hard at work; and I do not doubt a good Peace, which, I dare swear, you & I look upon as a miracle little inferior to that of the Restitution".

"Why" (he concludes), "doth Ned Vernon carry himself in that manner towards my Lord Roscommon, & the rest of the Duke [of York]'s Commissioners for the Admiralty? I am much deceived if the Duke doth not resent it very much. I think he ought to do so. I have tired you, and I am myself weary. God keep you and yours; and bring us well together".


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Dutch prisoners, lately brought into the port of Galway, are to be sent, under due convoy to Limerick, whence, under convoy to be provided by the Earl of Orrery, they are to be taken to Kinsale.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103

Document type: Copy

To like effect; as above recited.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 298

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends for submission to his Majesty a suit of Robin Lye, "whose diligence ... in the management of your Lordship's concerns makes me the more desirous he may be gratified in this particular".


Ormond to Albemarle

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 298

Document type: Copy

Recommends a suit of John Farrell, one of his Majesty's footmen, for prolongation of a license of absence given to him in order to his attendance at the Court of Claims.


Petition of Daniel Costigan [In MS. Costigin], a convicted Prisoner, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 138

Document type: Copies

[With his Grace's Order thereupon] referring the same to Mr Baron Povey.


Annex 1

Report of Mr Baron Povey, Judge of Assize on the case of Daniel Costigan

Date: 28 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 138

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Further Orders by the Duke of Ormond upon the Case aforesaid

Date: 10 and 19 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 138r-v

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Affidavit of Daniel Costigan

Date: 10 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 138v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy

Lord Kingston has shewn to the Writer a petition - concerning claims under the Settlement Acts for Ireland, - which he designs to deliver to the Duke [of York], desiring a recommendation of the same to the Chancellor.

All that the writer will say thereupon is that he thinks it will be safest for the Duke's honour & interest to leave the determination of the matter to the sworn Judges of the Acts, rather than, one way or the other, to interpose his commands in the case ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 313

Document type: Copy

... When the King's letter directing the swearing in of Lord Ranelagh, as a Privy-Councillor, came hither, a suit in Chancery was depending between him & others, the determination of which will prove either a foul & unworthy practice, in his Lordship, or else a scandalous & malicious combination, against his interest & honour ... It seemed fit to await the issue, before admitting him to Council ...

Has no exception against Warburton, who now executes the Post-Office, with or under Geoghan. ...


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, at Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further Instructions concerning the reprisals of Sir Thomas Harman.


Encloses

Petition of Sir Thomas Harman to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [April] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, at Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103v

Document type: Copy

The like on behalf of Captain Lumley Thelwall.


Encloses

Petition of Captain Lumley Thelwall to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103v


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 148

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received his Grace's letter of April 30, ... and has discussed at large with the Chancellor [Clarendon] concerning the business of Ireland. Thinks that he "has put him off from further thoughts concerning pieces-of-eight; they being here of as much value in the Mint, as they pass for in Ireland".

... Adds some further particulars concerning transportation of wool from Ireland. ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Date: 7 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Requests the Lord Lieutenant's favour on behalf of the East-India Company, upon occasion of the putting in to an Irish port, not far from Galway, of an East-India Ship, for which convoy is desired to Plymouth.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Dr. John Topham to be Advocate General of his Majesty's Army in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 30v

Document type: Copy


A News-Letter. Addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 273-274

Gives the purport of recent advices from Paris and from the Hague, and of naval intelligence received at Bristol from the Plantations in the West-Indies. With other news.

The King's "excellent inventions" in the science of Fortification, - "found out, with infinite art, by his royal self", - have been "framed into a medal", at the suit of Sir Samuel Morland


[A Memorial of ... Murphy] "to his Majesty's Commissioners appointed to put in execution the Act of Settlement [for Ireland] and the Explanatory Act" [concerning lands in the county of Waterford]

Date: 8 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 630

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Lane.


The State of the Case concerning the Fort of Duncannon

Date: 8 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 254-255

Document type: Original

[Addressed by Mr Murphy to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]


Ormond to the Commissioners for executing the Acts of Settlement &c in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Examination is to be made into the allegations contained in a petition, lately presented by Paul Brasier, and herewith communicated, to the end that the petitioner may receive a warrant for payment of certain mesne profits of land, in the county of Donegal, therein recited; if the said allegations shall be found to be true.


Encloses

Petition of Paul Brasier, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard, Lord Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 8 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 125

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Captain John Pigott. [With the Order thereupon.]


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 521

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Upon receipt of Lord Sandwich's letter of April 11/21, he conferred with the Chancellor [Clarendon], as to the advisability of moving the King on the point of new Instructions for his Lordship's guidance in his Embassy. They came, however, to the conclusion that it would be well to wait for the receipt of another despatch from Portugal. Adds that everybody foretells speedy desolation in Flanders, unless the Emperor be able to send powerful succours.


Sir George Carteret to Sandwich

Written from: London

Date: 9 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 523-524

Document type: Holograph. With seal of arms.

Has apprised the Lord Chancellor of Lord Sandwich's intention to ally his family with that of Lord Burlington. The Chancellor extolled the worth of the young Lady [Anne, 4th daughter of Richard, Earl of Burlington, married to Lord Sandwich's eldest son, Edward, 2nd Earl]. An Answer is already come from Lord Burlington, "by which he accepts of the motion, with all imaginable joy & satisfaction".

Adds, at length, "a full account of Mr. Godolphin's money business".


Petition of Gerard Colley to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 125v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Cornet Randal Moore. [With the Order thereupon].


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit [Whitehall]

Date: 10 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 407

Document type: Original

Sir Robert Reynolds, bearer of this letter, hath been a great friend to Ireland, in the worst of times ... "He has been ill used by one Capt. Dixie, his own tenant, with reference to his £1,800 of original adventure" [for lands in Ireland] "which enforces him, at these years, to take this journey" thither.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 10 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original

The bearer of this letter, Sir Robert Reynolds was an Adventurer for land in Ireland & possessed himself of a "fair scope" thereof; but, as is the fate of so many in Ireland, fell into the hands of so ill a tenant, by name Captain Dixie, that he has received no rent for seven years past, and is put to this journey to be master of his own land.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Speedy notice [ie notification to the writer] is desired of what is objected against one John Connell McTallagh now a prisoner in the Newgate of Dublin; and of the points upon which the Earl holds him fit to be examined.


Encloses

Petition of Daniel Connell, and others, concerning one John Connell McTallagh, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [May] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104


Petition of Major John Love, Lieutenant, and of William Penn, Ensign, in Sir William Penn's Foot Company [in the Army of Ireland], to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 125

Document type: Breviates

Arrears of pay. [With the Order]


St. Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 11 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 409

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the proposed 'Itinerary' of the King of France, upon his journey from S. Germain towards the Netherlands. ... Has just received, from M. de Lyonne, the [printed] treatise of the right of the Queen Consort of France [MS: "of this Queen". It was reprinted, afterwards, in England] "to the successions that make the ground ... of the present quarrels, and with it of an epitome, which being of a bulk capable of this kind of conveyance, and containing as much as is material in the larger volume & treatise" is now sent, until the writer shall have opportunity to send the other.


Clarendon to Ormond

Date: 11 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 413

Note: Not calendared by Edwards. A note is entered in pencil in a later hand: "May 11 Clarendon to Ormonde [MS. Carte] 35, f. 413"

Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 472-473

Document type: Holograph

The letters from Holland tell only of the arrival of the Ambassadors at a place within three miles of Breda. The French press much the conclusion of the Peace ... The assignations of the money promised for the service of Ireland are still left undetermined ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 315

Document type: Copy

It seems to be past doubt that the French preparations will fall upon Flanders, but under what ... pretence is not known. Perhaps, that Prince thinks himself above the need of giving the world any reason for his actions ... The Frenchmen mentioned by Lord Arlington, ... were quite out of the writer's memory. ... They may be set at liberty, if anybody in France may be gratified by it.


Ormond to Sir Stephen Fox

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Thanks him for letters of 7th and 18th of April and for the payments punctually made on the writer's account. Desires to add to the latter a sum which will be asked for by James Clarke, in order to provide a coach and saddles.


Ormond to the Officers of the Board of Greencloth

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires their assistance for Dr William Quartermaine in respect of a certain addition to his salary as one of his Majesty's Physicians.


Enclosure 1

Directions by the King for the issue of the Lord Steward's Warrant for an additional fee of six shillings a day to Dr. William Quartermaine

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 299


Enclosure 2

Warrant by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the grant of the additional fee above recited

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 299


Ormond to Captain Murray

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

One Robert otherwise Hubert Byrne, who was apprehended yesterday in the county of Wicklow, is to be sent hither, under a sufficient guard.


Affidavit of Thomas Clare, in a cause, John Farthing Alderman [of Dublin], plaintiff: against Francis Hutton, defendant

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12-13 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 125v

Document type: Copies

[With an Order by the Duke of Ormond therupon.]


Petition of Arthur, Lord Viscount Ranelagh, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 125v

Document type: Copy, & Breviate

Plaint of debt against Captain Sir Oliver St. George.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Thomas Caulfield, esquire, and Mary, his wife, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 127v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt, upon a Bond and otherwise, amounting to "nigh £3,000", against the Earl of Drogheda, brother of the petitioner, Mary Caulfield, being part of the portion bequeathed to her, by the late Earl of Drogheda, their father. [With the Order thereupon.]


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 450

Document type: Copy

Particulars of some matters concerning the vice-admiralty of Leinster, in regard to which Edward Vernon is fallen into the displeasure of the Duke of York ...

The Chancellor's direction for Vernon's guidance is solicited.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy

Is glad to find his Lordship's own handwriting at the bottom of his letter of 7th inst & to hope that he is now in condition to prosecute the money affair, so as to obtain a good assignation upon the fund he mentions ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 317

Document type: Copy

Lord Newburgh [This peer was James Levingston, first Earl of Newburgh; ancestor of the present Princess Giustiniani-Bandini, Countess of Newburgh, in her own right.] may be let to know that his friend Captain Byrne, who so evilly accosted him in Flanders & in the dark, is now apprehended, in a country where privilege of sanctuary is not so well understood, as in Fontarabia, [In MS: "Fountarabie".] - which may bring him to the preferment his other actions have deserved. ...

Sir Walter Plunkett, [in MS: "Plunckett"] Protonotary of the Common-Pleas, is brought into apprehension of inconvenience, through the dexterity of some knaves, who have found opportunity to rase [so in MS.] or forge some records, which ought to have been better kept in his office. The villainy is under strict examination. Sir Walter, the writer is confident, will be found to be free from the least guilt, though not ... from the misfortune of a negligent deputy, or clerk. ... Asks Lord Arlington not to permit any letter for the reversion of his place to pass from his Majesty's hands. ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 473

Document type: Copy

The East-India ship is gotten, by a great providence, very high into the river of Limerick, out of all danger of an enemy, or of storms ... Hopes that we shall soon have a good end of all correspondence of this nature; and give others leave to enter upon the stage, whilst we breathe & look on.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 474

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received his Grace's letter of the 6th inst. On imparting to the King his Grace's objection to the swearing in of Lord Ranelagh as a Councillor, "until he clears himself of the imputation he lies under in his law suit in the Chancery", his Majesty much approved the suspension of the matter. ...

It is left with the Lord Lieutenant, at his discretion, to give or to withhold leave of absence to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims.


Ormond to Captain John Fletcher

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

An account is required containing what Captain Fletcher (Commander of H.M.S. Little Gift) may have to say, in answer to certain charges communicated to the writer by Sir William Coventry, Secretary to H.R.H. the Duke of York, and herewith transmitted.


Encloses

Copy of a Letter directed to Sir John Skelton, [In MS., "Skilton"] Governor of Plymouth [and by him transmitted to Lord High Admiral the Duke of York]

Date: [May] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Commissioners of his Estates

Date: 14 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has seen a letter, directed to the Commissioners, from Mr John Grace the lawyer, whereby it appears that nothing is done concerning the mortgage of Ballidine. ...

They are to proceed therein according to instructions formerly sent by John Walsh ...


[An Order in Council] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, upon the petition of William Barker, esquire, plaintiff

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 15 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 415

Document type: Certified Copy [Eight Signatures]

[An Order in Council] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, upon the petition of William Barker, esquire, plaintiff in a suit, arising out of an adventure for lands in Ireland as assignee of Lewis Dick and others; against Thomas Warren & others, defendants.


Establishments for the Guards [King's, and Duke of York's] in England [together with that of the Regiment commanded by the Duke of Albemarle]

Date: 15 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 605

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Petition of James Rainsford & another, of Paternoster Row London, silkmen, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against the Right Honourable Sir Robert Byron. [With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Colonel John Jephson to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126

Document type: Breviates

[With the order; concerning arrears of pay, by composition.]


Petition of Ensign John Travers to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126

Document type: Breviates

To like effect. [With the Order.]


Petition of Mary Shatford, widow of Corporal Luke Shatford, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay. [With an Order of Reference thereupon].


Annex 1

Report by the Muster-Master General, on the arrears of pay due to Luke Shatford deceased

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Final Order by the Duke of Ormond, concerning the arrears of pay due to Luke Shatford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copy


John Finch to Ormond

Written from: Leghorn

Date: 16 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 419-421

Document type: Holograph

... On the 30th April certain [English] ships, Leopard, Centurion, Portsmouth, & others cast anchor in this harbour without saluting the fort; which was ill taken by the Grand Duke's Officers & afterwards resented by his Highness, in a letter from Count Bardi ...

The writer proceeds to describe, at length, the ulterior proceedings in the matter; the conferences held; and the communications interchanged. ...

He also adds some particulars of correspondence with the English College at Rome concerning an application from the English Factory in that City for "the enjoyment of the exercise of their Religion" ...

Choice fruits of Italy, designed to enrich the Duke's new Garden, were laden on the Diamond, - a vessel unfortunately captured, by the French, in the Riviera ...


Subjoins

John Finch to Count Bardi, Secretary of War and Chief Minister of State

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 417-418

Document type: Copy

Upon the question of the omission of the English Ships to salute the Fort.


A Brief of several Articles that Bryan Dwane of Letter, in the Barony of Ballybritt, in the King's County, [exhibits] against Archibald Adair of Letter aforesaid, esquire

Date: 16 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 425


Subjoins thereto

[A Schedule of the] names of the witnesses that will give evidence in support of the 'Articles', above calendared

Date: 16 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 425v


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 16 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 476-477

Document type: Holograph

We have secretly promised the King of France that in a years time [meaning apparently, "for the term of a year"] we will give no succour against him, nor enter into any treaty of offence against his interests, for which he is to requite us in ours at Breda. And this will endanger the condition of Flanders, if the Hollanders do not presently help them who [are] somewhat nearer than we concerned to do it. ...

The Lord General [Duke of Albemarle] has this day spoken with the King for leave to deal with Lord Ossory for his place of Master of the Horse, which his Majesty hath positively denied him; alleging the discourses it would create to the prejudice of his service. "I fear", adds the writer, "the General did not enough enforce his motive [In MS: "motif"] of profit." ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 456-457

Document type: Copy

Communicates further particulars, concerning (1), affairs of vice-admiralty in Ireland;- (2), proceedings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims;- (3), propositions for a settlement of the affairs of the Clancarty family.


Petition of William Jones, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against James Smallwood, a Deputy Muster-Master in the Army. [With the Order thereupon.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 607

Document type: Original [With record of enrolment]

William Powell, Gentleman, to be Clerk of the Peace in the counties of Kildare, Meath, and Wexford.


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, at Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

To like effect, on behalf of Major Carroll Bolton, as in the letter written on behalf of William Brett.


Encloses

Petition of Carroll Bolton to the Duke of Ormond

Date: May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy

With recital and prayer, as in the Petition of William Brett calendared above.


Petition of Elizabeth Evans, widow, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126v

Document type: Copies

One Richard Hamilton, against whom petitioner has had a suit at law, now a year in course of prosecution, hath (to induce further delay), enlisted himself in Sir Richard Clifton's Company.

His Grace's Order to prevent the defendant aforesaid from profiting by that enlistment, is prayed for. [With the Order.]


Petition of Thomas Eaton, an Alderman of the City of Waterford, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 17 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant Francis Butler, and another. [With the Order thereupon.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of fiants containing a donation to Ambrose Jones, Doctor of Divinity, of the Bishopric of Kildare

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 25v-26

Document type: Copy: in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of fiants containing a donation to Ambrose Jones, Doctor of Divinity, of the Bishopric of Kildare (becoming void by the translation of Thomas Price, late Bishop, to the Archbishopric of Cashel), and for his consecration and investiture, and for restitution of temporalities; and also for a grant of the archdeaconry of Meath, and of certain rectories in the Diocese of Meath, ... which are to be held by him, in commendam ... "until the rents and profits of the said Bishopric shall be improved unto seven hundred pounds per annum, according to his Majesty's letters of 20 April, 1667". ... [And with other provisos].


Copy of another Warrant issued on behalf of Dr Ambrose Jones, but afterwards vacated; and that given above substituted

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 25v

Document type: Copy


Albemarle to Ormond

Written from: Cockpit, Whitehall

Date: 18 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 437

Document type: Original

A certificate of the gallantry & good service to his Majesty of Captain Philip Wilkinson.


Ormond to Sir John Spencer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 105 and v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

One John Groome, a gunman in the garrison of Galway, is reported as standing indebted unto the Commissioners for the Inland Excise, in the sum of £1,700 (for the several counties of Galway, Mayo, & Roscommon). Liberty is granted to them to prosecute him, by due course of law. ... He is to be secured, so that he may not leave the garrison, until duly made answerable in law accordingly.


Petition of Peter Shaw and John Gresham, [convicts under sentence of death for murder]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 126

Document type: Copies

Praying a remission of that part of their sentence which directs the quartering of their bodies. With the Duke of Ormond's Order, as prayed.


[A Schedule of the] Names of several Irish Merchants formerly of Waterford, now residing beyond seas

Date: 20 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 439

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.]


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 20 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 442

Document type: Holograph

The people [of the Netherlands] of all sorts are animated against the French, and express it, to a very extraordinary degree, by their forwardness both to labour and contribute upon all occasions ...

... "Colonel Murphy [In MS: "Morfee".] arrived here some days ago, but has been very ill, and not yet, - as I hear", - (adds the writer), "able to stir from this town. As our scene grows warm, I shall not fail to give your Grace the entertainment of it."


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 319-320

Document type: Copy

... Sir William Temple gives a description of a country and people surprised by apprehension of an unexpected & dreadful war, yet preparing for their defence by all the ways proper for it ...

... The Duke thinks it to be clear that the King should do nothing that may hazard the drawing of the storm from Spain upon England, or ... interrupt the conclusion of a peace with Holland. ...

... The Commissioners [under the Settlement Acts], have not yet adjourned ...


Encloses

Copy of the Examination of one Byrne, now a Prisoner at Dublin

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 319-320

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Commissioners of his Estates

Date: 20 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 300

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

An account is desired of the circumstances under which the town and lands of Bohervindromy are detained from Mr John Upton; ... and, in particular, whether or not those lands be parcel of the manor of Grenan, and so were in possession, in 1641, of Sir Hardress Waller, as the writer's lessee of that manor ...


Petition of Captain Isaac Barton [on behalf of his Foot Company, now in garrison at Galway], to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 127

Document type: Copies

Arrears of Pay.

[With the Order.]


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 21 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 411

Document type: Holograph

A further account of incidents in France. The Letter from the King to the Quenn of Spain, sent herewith, "will shew the temper of this Court".


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 21 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 152

Document type: Holograph

My Lord Treasurer [Southampton]'s languishing sickness, whereof he died on Thursday last, hath retarded the complete fixing our assignations for the Irish money ... The Writer hopes to get the business dispatched by the new Commissioners, ... though my Lord Chancellor not being in the Commission (which is wondred at), will be some hindrance. ...

We use all the skill & caution we can in prosecuting the Irish Peers for their subsidies: but "I fear", adds the writer, "they will come to nothing; the Acts charging them for lands & goods, and they being resolved to plead 'Nulla bona nec tenementa', as they did in my Lord Stafford's time". ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 458

Document type: Copy

... Would be sorry to see necessity for another Bill to settle Ireland, or any part of the last Acts shaken by a new one. Would be glad to take anything that is just and reasonable, upon himself to prevent that, and the everlasting ruin of some good families for whom he thought sufficient provision had already been made. But he cannot comprehend what it is that he should take upon himself for those ends ... Want of stock is evidently the only difficulty. He cannot hope to get it supplied, by persuading men to part with something which the law gives them ... God forbid but that Ireland should be settled as to quietness & improvement, though my Lord Anglesey & my Lord Kingston should want some acres of their reprisals, and though the 'Nominees' should be left undone ...

Notices the case of the Earl of Kildare; ... and also a hope of settling, by consent of the Duke of York's servants, the case pending between H.R.H. & the writer. ...


Ormond to Belasyse [In this copy: "Bellassis"]

Date: 21 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 300

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires dispensation, for a time, with the attendance in the Guard of Pensioners of Major Seafoule Gibson, who is now employed as Governor of Drogheda.


Arlington to Ormond

Date: 22 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 478-479

Document type: Holograph

Has to acknowledge his Grace's letter of the 14th, with the good news of the taking of David Byrne [? In MS: "Burne"]. His being known to be such a villain, and his reputation so strong of being a spy, makes him fit for any severity he shall appear to deserve. ...

Adds particulars concerning the new Commission of the Treasury and other political incidents.


Colonel Henry Norwood to Sandwich

Written from: Tangier

Date: 22 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 548-549

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some particulars as to the commerce of Tangier with the Moors and Spaniards, more particularly in Corn, and some difficulties which have accrued thereout. Requests Lord Sandwich to use his influence with the the Duke of Medina Celi [? Medina de la Torres ?] for an amicable settlement of the latter ...


Sir William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: St. James's

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 525

Document type: Holograph

Informs Lord Sandwich of the death of the Duke of Kendal, [third] Son of the Duke of York.

Encloses a letter to the Queen of Spain formally communicating the intelligence.

The King continues his resolution to carry on the war [with the Dutch] "by small parties, and not by great fleets". ...

Followed by a leaf of the "London Gazette" (May 8-13), containing a passage as to the proceedings at Breda, & probably enclosed with Coventry's letter.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 532-533

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received his Lordship's letter of May 1/11, intimating that the Treaty with Spain is ready for signature. The Spanish Ambassador at this Court has later letters which say that the signature is accomplished. The Writer regards the Treaty as a good work, and in a good proportion as answering all Lord Sandwich's pains. Wishes the same account could be given of the Treaty at Breda. "The Dutch are very positive & insolent; valuing themselves upon the protection of France".

Adds various particulars of the French Campaign in Flanders. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the delivery of John Miller, a cook, one of the Dutch prisoners lately brought from Galway

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 32v

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the delivery of John Miller, a cook, one of the Dutch prisoners lately brought from Galway, to the order of Marcus, Viscount Dungannon, to be employed by his Lordship, but to be forthcoming when required.


Lady Carew to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 161-162

Document type: Holograph

On domestic affairs.

Assurances of dutiful affection.


Ormond to the Countess Dowager of Clare

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 397

Document type: Copy

Communicates a recommendation made in her last Will, by Lady Kildare, on behalf of Mr Robert Fitzgerald; in a matter which had the approbation of the late Lord Clare ...

The bearer, Mr Davys, has evinced diligence in the affairs of the Kildare family ...


A Constat [or Exemplification] of Lands granted [in pursuance of provisions of the 'Explanatory Act', concerning the Settlement of Ireland] to ... the Duke of Ormond

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 58

Document type: Original


[A schedule of] Lands passed to the Duke of Ormond, by Certificate of the Commissioners [of the Court of Claims at Dublin]

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 615

Document type: In Carte's hand


Ormond to Arlington

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 301

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the Secretary's favour in offering, for His Majesty's signature, the accompanying letter, as humbly recommended by the writer.


Encloses

Draft of a Letter from the King

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 301

Directing the Grant, in due form, of his Majesty's pardon to [John?] Alden, and to two other persons who "were privy to his transaction".


Petition of Arthur, Earl of Donegal, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 127v

Document type: Copies

Arrears of pay.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Sir Arthur Chichester, Knight, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 127v

Document type: Copies

[To like effect; with the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Sir Thomas Harman to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 129v

Document type: Copy

In May 1659 petitioner stood seized of several lands, part of the Duke's ancient inheritance, which lands have been restored to his Grace's possession. But, as yet, petitioner is without reprisals, or other compensation, for such surrender. Prays a grant of certain lands enumerated herein. ...


Annexed

Warrant to the Judges of the Court of Exchequer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 129v

Document type: Copy

For the issue of a Custodian of the lands enumerated in the Petition aforesaid, under conditions stated.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 460

Document type: Copy

Has ventured to assure Colonel Cooke that the Chancellor will not only receive him kindly, but will also hear what he can say in defence of his brother, who, it seems, stands not right in his Lordship's opinion.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 481-482

Document type: Holograph

The letters from Holland report but little progress with the pending Treaty.

... In answer to the letter of the King of France the Queen of Spain offers to put into the hands of the Swiss, three considerable places of Flanders ... "to caution her submitting to the determination of any Princes the [matter in] dispute; but this offer ... will not stop the King of France's march". ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 321-322

Document type: Copy

Is satisfied with the reason his Lordship gives why levies, for the Spanish service, will not yet be permitted in the King's dominions. ...

Adds particulars concerning (1), the negotiation, for Lord Ossory, with the Duke of Albemarle:- (2), the business of the Post-Office, in Ireland:- (3), a pardon, and a reward, to be granted to Mr Alden, to Mr Phillips, and to others, for sevice rendered to the King. ...


Encloses

Copy of an Order, by the King in Council

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 321-322

Document type: Copy

Concerning the promulgation, in Ireland, of a certain Proclamation.


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Date: 25 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 301

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has sent to Captain Fletcher a copy of the accusation against him, received from Sir William Coventry; to which the following answer is returned.


Encloses

Captain Fletcher to Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 301

Submits, for communication to H.R.H. the Lord High Admiral, his answer to certain charges made against him.


Ormond to the Governor of Galway

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 105v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning John Groome, a debtor to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Inland Excise, and a Gunman in the Garrison of Galway.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 27 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 431-432

Document type: Holograph

Has been been thinking that the disorders likely to fall upon the country-districts, [MS: "the campagna"] at least, of these Provinces will afford a good opportunity to inveigle so many families over into Ireland that belong to the [Linen-] [MS:- "that manufacture".] manufacture as might make a lasting foundation of it amongst us, which would be of all others, the most advantageous to Ireland". [MS: "to that Kingdom" [none named before.]] "I suppose if there were one hundred families settled in some village proper for it, of sowers, dressers, spinners of flax; and weavers & whiteners of cloth, it would be a beginning that would not fail".

Adds various details concerning the practical methods to be pursued in order to bring about this immigration of lineners into Ireland.


An Abstract of the whole Charge of the last-signed Establishment [of the Army of England], as well in Garrison, as out of Garrison

Date: 27 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 261r-v

Document type: Copy

[With abstracts of several additional Establishments.] ...


An Abstract of the Account of His Majesty's Subsidies of Tonnage and Poundage

Date: 27 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 262-264v

Document type: Copy

Together with the additional duty; ... from Michaelmas, 1662, to Lady-Day, 1666. ...


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 28 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 446-447

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Lord Lieutenant for care of certain of the writer's concernments in Ireland.

The King is marched from Peronne to besiege Charleroi ... "Our friend Colonel Murphy ... is ... Governor" there. ..."Normentiers & La Basse are slighted, and the French already possessed of them". ...

Asks his correspondent to tell him something of his mind concerning "the politics of the neighbours, among whom we are not the least concerned. ... we must grow bold enough to speak plainly & to the point". "I have been", adds the writer, "long very frank in that part of this matter which hath been of late the question:- That was to be rid of the fetters that tied us, hand & foot. These are [now], as it were taken off. But how the liberty we have obtained is to be used, is a nicer point. And yet, within a little while, I will be as frank forward as I have been hitherto. It would be a great fault that the suspicion that lies upon me of being 'such a Monsieur', should keep me from being as good an Englishman, as I am in Duty bound to be". ..


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 28 May 1667 N.S.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 446-447

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of May 1st ... Is confident, that a "few days will bring us [from Breda] the Peace signed and the commerce opened, which I believe Ireland hath great need of" ...

Adds [to like effect with information given, in letters of other correspondents already calendared], particulars of various military incidents, in the Netherlands.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 96

Document type: Copy

Knows nothing of what is quoted by Lord Orrery, from a letter of the Lord Chancellor [Clarendon], about an intended visit to London next winter. Has no such purpose, nor could he be in condition to undergo the expense of it - save by the King's express command - until the hoped for Peace shall bring more money into Ireland.

... Adds some details (1), concerning military affairs; (2), concerning an intended pension for Lord Baltinglass ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copy

Has received his Lordship's letter of 26th inst ... His presence is exceedingly wanted to all purposes:- but especially in his own province. ... But the writer would not have the journey hastened so as to leave the matter of supply uncertain or as to endanger his Lordship's health ...

Adds some particulars concerning the subsidies leviable upon Irish Lords non-resident;- concerning the proceeds of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims;- and concerning matters of trade and revenue. ...


Sir Nicholas Plunket to James Buck

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 303-304

Document type: Copy

Has received Mr Buck's letter of April 23rd, concerning the state of certain accounts betwixt the Duke of Ormond and the Earl of Middlesex [and Mr Crashaw].

Gives various particulars of the transactions between the parties, from the date of a deed perfected by the Duke, on the 28th of April, 1628

... Could be glad if the Lord Chief Baron might hear the matter now in question, "as he hath heard the rest"; ... If that may not be, hopes that by Mr Buck's endeavours ... "his Grace may easily be freed from that demand of theirs which hath little ground in justice". ...


Colonel Edward Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Chiswick

Date: 28 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 349

Document type: Holograph

Reports some incidents of his visit to London where he found Lord Anglesey in bed, but much recovered, so that he is about to dine at Brentford with Lords Curan and Carlingford, and with Mrs Middleton, Mrs Robartes, and various "other young beauties".

Narrates the purport of the writer's conversation at Roehampton with Lady Ailesbury, "about my Lord & Lady Cavendish". ...


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 46-47

Document type: Original. With seal of arms. [With marginal notes by Wharton].

Communicates further difficulties interposed by the Commissioners of Claims, in relation to the Settlement of the Claim advanced by Lord Wharton. [Ten several persons are (in this letter) mentioned, as in one way or other concerned in, or related to, the pending questions, and the method of procedure upon them. It is also mentioned that four of the Commissioners "are now gone to London", where it would be well for his Lordship "to improve his interest with them".


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 48

Document type: Copy. [Both of these letters documents MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 46-48 are wholly in Bull's hand. A third copy, in another hand, appears on fol. 50].

Another Copy of the letter above calendared; but with the date altered to May 27.


Copy of a Report on the pending political Negotiations; addressed by Sir William Temple to Lord Holles. Communicated, by the former, to the Duke of Ormond in Ireland

Written from: Brussels

Date: 29 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 435-436

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Temple.


Appended thereto is:-

Copy of a Dispatch, from Sir William Temple, to Secretary Lord Arlington

Written from: Brussels

Date: 20 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 440-441

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond

On pending negotiations, and upon incidents of the war. Similarly communicated.


Ormond to Albemarle

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 302

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the Duke's favour for John Farrell, bearer of this letter, that his stay in Ireland, longer than the time limited by his license, may not be prejudicial to him.


Petition of Robert Walsh, of Castle-Hoyle, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 127v

Document type: Copy

Is a Nominee, under the late Acts of Settlement, ... and is to be restored to 2,000 acres of land. ... Prays a present grant, in custodiam, of a certain portion thereof. ...


Annex 1

A Schedule of Lands, in the barony of Iverke, and county of Kilkenny, retrenched from Claims pending before the Commissioners, under the Acts of Settlement

Date: 28 May? 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy

With the names of the Possessors and Claimants.


Annex 2

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Robert Walsh, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy


Petition of Margaret Smith, widow and Administratrix of John Smith, deceased

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 129

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Captain Sir Charles Hamilton.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Oliver Jones, Chief Justice of Connaught, to the same

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 129

Document type: Copies

Arrears of Salary.

[With the Order thereupon.]


De Prata to Lord Hinchinbroke

Written from: London?

Date: 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 107-108

Gives an account of some overtures as to a tutorship, received from Lord Aylesbury, and from Lord Devonshire.

Mentions the improvement in health of the Duke of Cambridge and the arrangement for the funeral of the Duke of Kendal.

French.


Petition of Edmund Nugent, esquire, son and heir of Robert Nugent of Corbanstown in the county of Westmeath, esquire, ... deceased, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: Cir. 30 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 596

Document type: Original

Recites his title to certain lands in the county of Westmeath, and prays to be admitted to the possession thereof, in custodiam, or otherwise.


Subjoined

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition above recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 596v

Document type: Original


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 609

Document type: Original. [with record of Enrolment]

A free and general Pardon of all treason, and other offences whatsoever, to be granted, under the Great Seal of Ireland, to Philip Alden, Matthew Connor, and Mervyn Hales.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 452-453

Document type: Holograph

A letter addressed to Lord Holles, & now communicated to his Grace, will shew the progress of negotiations & events.

... "The French, having passed the Sambre, came to Binche a walled town, but weak & without a garrison; being two leagues from Mons. The burghers made no resistance & the French offered nothing violent. That night, 2000 of them went to Charleroi, & made a shew as if they intended to repair that fortification, but I have assurance of its being so slighted as to require more time.

... The 6,000 horse that came yesterday to Binche, are said to be commanded by the Duke of Enghien [MS: "d'Anguien"].


Subjoins

A Memorial, addressed by M. Van Benningsen to the States [General of the Netherlands]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 452-453

Document type: Copy

French.


Ormond to Captain Adam Molyneux, and others

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 106

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions for the holding of a meeting between the persons addressed, and the High Sheriff of the County of Roscommon, and others, in order to the more effectual prosecution of the intended bridge at Lanesborough; and for raising levies, to defray the charges of the same.


Ormond to Thomas Lovelace, High Sheriff of the County of Roscommon, and others

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: May 311667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 106

Document type: Breviate

To like effect, as above-recited.


Ormond to Arlington

Date: May 31 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 302

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends, for the King's signature, a letter on behalf of the Feltmakers of Dublin.


Encloses

Draft of a Letter from his Majesty

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 302

For the incorporation of the Feltmakers of Dublin.


Ormond to the Overseers [of Public Works at Lanesborogh]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Instructions concerning monies for the Bridge at Lanesboro'.


Petition of Anne King, widow of the late Dr. Ralph King to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [31 May] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 128r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites the faithful services to the King of petitioner's late husband, performed both in England and in Ireland; as well in military as in civil employments. ...

Prays for a Grant, in Custodiam of certain lands in the county of Westmeath lately retrenched from the claims of certain Adventurers and Soldiers, under the late Acts of Settlement.


Annex 1

Schedule and Certificate of Lands

Date: [28 May?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 128v

Document type: Copies

Lands retrenched from the claims of certain Adventurers and others, in the counties of Westmeath, & Kilkenny.


Annex 2

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy

Upon the Petition of Anne King, aforesaid.


Petition of Nathaniel Child, and others, troopers in the Duke of Ormond's Troops of Horse to his Grace [the Duke of Ormond]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 129

Document type: Copies

Plaint against Captain Sir John Ponsonby, for detention of pay due to petitioners, for former service in his Troop, during the years 1660 and 1661.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Ormond to the Provost, Fellows, & Scholars of Trinity College, Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 May 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 26

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Recommends Mr Pierce Butler, Bachelor of Divinity in the University of Paris, for admission to the like degree in the University of Dublin; and also, in due time, to the degree of Doctor of Divinity, "he performing such Acts and other exercises, as are usual ... for the attainment of that degree".


Advices of Political and Commercial Incidents, in various parts of Italy

Written from: [Leghorn]

Date: [May?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 423-424

Document type: Original

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, by John Finch, English Resident at Leghorn.


Petition of Bryan Dwane to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [May?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 427

Document type: Original

Recites petitioner's constant attendance upon his Grace upon the prosecution of certain complaints against Archibald Adair, esquire.

Prays for compensation.


Subjoins

Articles of Treason exhibited against Archibald Adair of Letter, in the King's County, esquire

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 429

Document type: Original


Count Schomberg to Sandwich

Date: [May] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 546

Document type: Holograph. Undated. Written probably from Lisbon, and sent by a servant of Sir R. Southwell. Endorsed as received May 5/15

Expresses his hope that Peace will be made between England & France, an event which would tend much to the advantage of Portugal.

French.


The Petition of John Dillon to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond

Date: [May?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 345

Document type: Original

In relation to a discovery of some concealed lands, in the Barony of Kilkenny West in the County of Westmeath.


Particulars proposed [for consideration upon certain questions arising out of Grants of Forfeited Lands in Ireland]

Date: [May?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 347

Document type: Original

By Sir A. Brodrick, in relation to H. R. H. [the Duke of York, and Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond ...]


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 1 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 461-462

Document type: Holograph

Has good excuse to plead, for his long silence, in the many mortifications the writer has lately had to bear, ... [although] since he last wrote he has received the Duke's letters of the 6th., 11th., 14th., 21st., and 24th., of this month. ...

Besides the public calamity [in the death] of the Duke [of York]'s children, in which, he thinks, "every good Englishman is concerned, & even the government itself; he has lost a friend - a firm and unshaken friend [Lord Treasurer Southampton] and whether my only [underscored by the writer] friend, or no, you [the Duke of Ormond] only know, - and how fast [a friend] you can stand, against all temptations and assaults, - of which, I must tell you, I do not make the least doubt, in spite of all mens vanity". ... Cannot enlarge upon many particulars "in your trade & new designs of good husbandry, nor [stay] to enquire whether there be a necessity or convenience in the Commissioners [of the Court of Claims]' present separation". ...

Never thought it fit that he the Duke should take upon him "to decide the Reprisals - how much or little soever - amongst the English. Let that, in God's name, be the affair [The word of original is of doubtful reading] of the Commissioners". ...

Is heartily glad that "old Newburgh's friend" [without reference to Ormond's letter this blank cannot be filled up] is taken, "which, methinks", he adds, "is like an effect of Providence; and you will hear from Lord Arlington the King's sense & order upon it ... It is a great pity you should defer the work, since his confusion is so clear, & his excuse so foolish. ... Too much security cannot be used against treason ... who have been privy to bad designs. ... No question, if the Treaty [at Breda] doth succeed, you must expect a storm in Ireland, which must begin in some domestic attempt".


Colonel Edward Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Roehampton

Date: 1 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 459

Document type: Holograph

Has yet in his pocket that part of his pacquet which was to be delivered to Lady Cavendish, & to Lord Devonshire. By appointment, both were to have been already here, from Lattimore, but they are not yet arrived.

... Upon stricter examination of all in the house, from least to greatest, all that can be charged upon "that young lady is that she is too affable, & too humble; lets down her quality too low, by a general civility; and is niggardly of her pains about the adornment of her own person; but - take her with all her faults - we cannot think where we could mend ourselves, were our own wishes the carvers for us." ... For my Lord, adds the writer, ... "I wish him better, but I thought him worse." ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 484-485

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letters of 20th and 25th past.

His Majesty recommends the proceeding against Byrne [MS: "Burne"] with all rigour. ...

Is convinced of the unfitness of the Duke's writing to the Lord Chancellor, concerning the matter now in question betwixt the Duke of Albemarle and Lord Ossory ...

Adds a summary of late Advices, relating chiefly to naval matters. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 323-324

Document type: Copy

Some days of devotion, and some divertisement, have delayed the Duke's acknowledgement of Lord Arlington's of May 22nd. ... States the reasons why the Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] was not sooner made acquainted with certain particulars [relating to the negotiation with the Duke of Albemarle], "which are of so great concernment to our family, to which he has professed & performed so much friendship. But", adds the writer, "methinks, we are at least far enough advanced, unless my Lord General [Albemarle] would declare he will accept of £16,000, and of the best Irish security and interest, till it shall be paid. For the sum I am not able to raise; and other security I have not to give." ... He would like the bargain the better, if "it should put a period to those excursions" [of which Lord Ossory was so fond, into warlike adventure abroad], ... and of which the writer may perhaps have too much apprehension, & Ossory too little. ...


Ormond to Major John Love

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 103

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions for the safe custody of the money & effects of Sir James Middleton, and of the Captains of his Majesty's army, lately deceased, until further order thereupon.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 1 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 394

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Treasurer's illness and death have still hindred the settlement of the pending affairs. But His Majesty will be again attended, by the writer and by his friends at Court, "tomorrow", thereupon ...


Petition of Richard, Earl of Cork to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant Francis Willoughby and another.

With the Order thereupon.


Minute of an Order, by the Duke of Ormond

Date: 3 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 448

Regulating the procedure for collection of certain assessments due and payable unto his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland, under provision of the Act explanatory of the Act of Settlement of that Kingdom.


George Deyes to Ormond

Written from: Waterford

Date: 3 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 463

Document type: Original

The Dutch have so many small capers of six or eight guns, nimble in sailing, - so that our frigates cannot compare with them - that they "will interrupt our wool whilst the War lasts" ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 June 1667, late at night

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 486-487

Document type: Holograph

Does not, in any degree, approve of Lord Ossory's proposition of going into Flanders, unless he shall go at the head of three or four regiments at least; and the occasion for that cannot, as his Grace knows, happen this summer. Shall therefore beseech Lord Ossory to put aside those thoughts, for the present.

We cannot yet see day in the treaty at Breda. The Dutch hope to humble us to their conditions, by the appearance of their fleet on their Coast. And the French Ambassadors as yet give us no help ...


Ormond to the Keeper of Moor Park in Hertfordshire

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 305

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs him to obey the orders of Colonel Cooke, in all matters concerning the park and deer.


Petition of Sir Arthur Forbes, Baronet, and other Officers of his Majesty's Army of June 1649 to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [3 June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 130

Document type: Copy

Recite certain details of their proceedings, in prosecution of their Claims ...

Pray his Grace's Order for quiet possession of a certain House in the town of Galway, or for other relief ...


Annexed

An order, by the Duke of Ormond to the Governor of his Majesty's Garrison in the town of Galway

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 130

Document type: Copy

For delivery of the house aforesaid to the possession of the Petitioners, as prayed for.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 154

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars of pending matters of finance; and speculations as to the manner of countervailing the mischief accruing from the raising of foreign specie much beyond its intrinsic value. ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 156-157

The funeral of the Duke of Kendal was solemnized on the 30th ultimo.

Advices have come from Holland of the efforts of "De Witt's faction" to put obstacles in the way of the Treaty of Peace.

Brandt, the Envoy at this Court, of the the Elector of Brandenburgh, is about to proceed to Breda to use his good offices in the promotion of the Treaty. Meanwhile, a strong Dutch fleet is on its way towards the English Coast. ...


A Note of Burials of the Family of Thomas, Earl of Ossory; between the dates named

Date: 5 June 1667 to 27 January 1684

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 139

Document type: In T. Carte's hand.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 50

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter of May 28 calendared above; with some additional details concerning coin ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 325

Document type: Copy

... There is a report that my Lord of Castlehaven has leave to beat drums for 2,000 men to recruit the standing English regiments in Flanders. The Duke desires to be fully informed ... because some young gentlemen here, and among the rest his son John, may be desirous to see that war, on the weaker side.

M. [de] Marcin, [?] and the Prince of Ligny, give the Duke the honour of their friendship, & therefore, if he may choose, he would rather send such as he has charge of, to serve under their instruction ...


Encloses

Copy of a Letter to be submitted for his Majesty's signature.

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 325

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Francis Hamilton, Baronet to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 129v

Document type: Copies

Petitioner hath just cause of suit, in Equity, against Colonel Francis Willoughby. His Grace's license to prosecute it is solicited.

[With the Order]


Petition of the Troop of Horse [in the Army of Ireland], lately commanded by Lord Grandison, and now by Captain Gilbert Swynhoe to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 130r-v

Document type: Copies

Arrears of pay.

[With his Grace's Order thereupon.]


Petition of Noah Reiny, and Martha, his wife to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [6 June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 152v

Document type: Copy

Petitioners have just cause of suit against Robert Farrer of his Grace's Lifeguard: and pray for license to prosecute the same by due course of law.


I

An Order of Reference to Sir Thomas Harman, Knight

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 152v

Document type: Copy

Appointing him to arbitrate on the matter in dispute between the parties aforesaid.


II

Report of Sir Thomas Harman

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 152v

Document type: Copy

Upon the matters at issue, as aforesaid.


III

Final Order, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 152v

Document type: Copy

Upon the Petition of Noah & Martha Reiny.


The Inquisitor-General of Spain to Sandwich

Date: [28 May] 7 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 307

Document type: Holograph

Accredits a person not herein named to wait upon the Earl.

Spanish.


Robert Wood to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 37

Document type: Original

Major Bull is gone into Munster; and all the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, save one, are gone into England. Before the adjournment of the Court, "a retrenchment" of 500 or 600 acres of Lord Wharton's lands in Westmeath, was made; and in Custodiam thereof was granted "to one Mrs King, and her relations, for their deficiencies" [Elsewhere, June 25].

Thinks that this loss might have been saved by better management; but that it is now beyond recall.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 8 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 465-466

Document type: Holograph

After humble acknowledgements of his Grace's generous bounty, & supplication for its continuance by the passing of Letters Patent for the Surveyor's Office the writer resumes his Epitome of foreign Advices, received in London; - chiefly from the Netherlands ...

The Commissioners of the Treasury, he continues, are very quick; all accountants and have made great progress ... But how these Lords & Gentlemen came to be Commissioners is, to the writer, still a mystery. ... But he is sure that "the death of my Lord Treasurer [Earl of Southampton] and of the two Dukes - for the Duke of Cambridge is drawing on, and past all possible hopes have extremely discomposed my Lord [Clarendon?] and his Lordship's extraordinary preference of my Lord Bridgewater, gave great advantage to the other pretenders." ...


Petition of divers Ministers [of the United Church of England and Ireland], of the Diocese of Meath to the [Duke of Ormond,] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 8 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 579

Document type: Original

Recite certain charges and outgoings from Petitioners' livings, and the spoliation of the latter during the late usurpation; ...

Pray for a respite of rents reserved to the Crown, &c, until returns be made of the full value of the livings aforesaid; and for further relief.


Subjoin

A Valuation of certain Rectories in the Diocese of Meath, and of certain charges thereupon

Date: 1634 and 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 581

Document type: Original


Petition of Hierom Sankey and Elias Greene, esquires, executors of Patrick Allen, esquire, deceased to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 130v

Document type: Copies

Certain lands in the County of Leitrim, whereof Lieutenant William St. George was tenant to the deceased, who held them, at a high rent, by demise of the Lady Villiers & of "the now Lady Castlemaine", ... lie now under large arrears of rent, due to deceased's estate.

His Grace's license to sue the tenant aforesaid ... is prayed for.

[With the Order as prayed.]


Petition of Thomas Cartwright to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 132v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant John Pym.

[With the Order thereupon.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 620

Document type: Original [with record of Enrolment]

Thomas Scott, esquire, to have a full and general pardon for his complicity in the treasonable design to surprise the Castle of Dublin, & of all other offences; with a clause of restitution for his lands and goods.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 10 June/31 May O.S. 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 454

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars of pending negotiations, & political incidents, in the Netherlands ...

Notices, in a PS., a letter of the 30 April, received from the Lord Lieutenant.


An Extract of a Letter from Sir William Temple to Secretary Lord Arlington

Written from: Brussels

Date: 10 June/31 May O.S. 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 457

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond

Communicated to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


A Narrative of the late Diplomatic Negotiations at the Court of Lisbon. By Sir Robert Southwell. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 10/20 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 467-470

Document type: Copy


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 611

Document type: Original [with record of Enrolment]

Recites the union of the parishes of Ballifarnan and Palmerstown to the Parishes of Chapel-Izod, in the County of Dublin. ... Directs the grant of an augmentation of thirty pounds Sterling a year, payable out of the Crown rents of the parish of Chapel-Izod aforesaid, to James Jerome, now Minister of the united parishes & to his successors therein.


Edward Cuthell to Lane

Written from: New Inn, near Temple Bar [London]

Date: 11 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 472

Document type: Holograph

An apprehension of a Dutch descent upon the coast of Kent, hastened Lord Middleton's departure to his command. Just as he was about to set out upon his journey he had an account of the death of his brother at Kinsale, & of an intention, on the part of his brother's lieutenant there to administer to his effects. His Lordship desires that a caveat may issue in due form, in order that Sir Arthur Forbes may administer to the effects in Ireland.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 11 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 474

Document type: Holograph

Whether Dr Estrades, by the French Kng's command, did or did not encourage the Dutch attempt on the Kentish Coast, the writer cannot say; still less whether or no the French Fleet is presently to join with the Dutch. ... Very knowing men affirm that the King of France laughs at Lord St. Albans, & never intended to keep faith with him. ...

A summary of various recent naval advices is added & the writer continues:- "The clamours of the town are loud, and it is to be feared that those in Parliament will be little less, - for not setting out a Fleet fit to encounter the Dutch, in due season" ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 488-489

Document type: Holograph

Describes the entry of the Dutch Fleet into the Medway, and some subsequent incidents ...

Tomorrow, the Ministers are to give, in Council, their formal opinion whether or not the King should recall his Ambassadors from Breda ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 11 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 156

Document type: Holograph

Yesterday, ... the Dutch ships assaulted the new fort at Sheerness, ... not yet finished, nor very defensible. Sir Edward Sprague ... was forced to quit it, with the loss of five or six men. The loss thereof put the whole isle of Sheppey ... into their power, & therewith some of the King's work-yards for shipping, and great cattle & sheep more than they will use. The next & great design we suspect to be upon Chatham Stores, and our great ships laid up in the river Medway ...

... We are now considering how to bring our Fleet together (which some of skill say is impossible) which "I am ashamed", adds the writer, "to mention are near a hundred fighting ships, besides fire-ships & catches proportionable; ... however they came to be disposed. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 461

Document type: Copy

All the preparation the writer had, could not prevent the news of the death of one of the Duke [of York]'s sons, & the great danger of the other, from touching him as sensibly, when it came, as it could any other man in the world. It may not be safe to read Gods warning in all the national judgments He hath exercised upon us, ... but, without doubt, He would have every man to consider how far he hath contributed to ... provocation, & to endeavour, by better conduct of himself, to avert the ... multiplication of these many heavy punishments. ...


The King's promise of the Duchy [so in MS, for "Dukedom"] of Albemarle

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 224, fol(s). 74-75

Document type: Copy

The King's promise of the Duchy [so in MS, for "Dukedom"] of Albemarle [in the event of the decease of George, Duke of Albemarle, and of Christopher, now Lord Torrington, without heirs male] to [John Granville, Kinsman of Duke George aforesaid] Earl of Bath, and his issue male [with a like promise of the Grant of the said Earl of the House and Park of Theobalds to be entailed upon the Dukedom].


Petition of Colonel James Fitzgerald to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [13 June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 132

Document type: Copy

On the 6th June, instant, one Edmund Galliard, Lieutenant of Foot to Sir Hugh Middleton [in MS: "Mydleton"], and Edward Brabazon, esquire, Lieutenant of Horse to Lord John Butler, with ten horsemen, and twenty foot soldiers, and others, all armed, came with force & violence upon certain lands, called Ballinahenry, in the county of Tipperary, and drove away about 2,500 sheep and forty oxen, ... "to the value of £1,000 sterling & upwards. ... the property of Gamaliel Warter and Henry Smithwick, in trust for Petitioner, and for Elizabeth, his wife" ...

Afterwards, writs of Replevin being obtained from the High Sheriff of the County, the officers employed in the recovery of the Cattle aforesaid, were withstood by force & arms, by the soldiers aforesaid, and some of them were beaten & severely wounded ...


Appended

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 132

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 37

Document type: Breviate

For the apprehension of Thomas Derrigan, and others.


Bishop of Derry to Ormond

Written from: Derry

Date: 14 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 756

Document type: Holograph

The gracious countenance shewn by the Duke to the Church [of Ireland] is gratefully acknowledged ... Now, thanks to his Grace, the Conventiclers steal the meetings ... which beforetime, they used to avow, & to vaunt. ...

As grateful acknowledgments are made of the Lord Lieutenant's piety and goodness, so the writer humbly craves the continuance of his Grace's favour and patronage. ...

Asks that, in the event of a vacancy,- now probable,- in the Deanery of Derry, it may not be disposed of, without permitting the writer to offer his humble advice thereupon. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 613

Document type: Original [with the record of Enrolment]

Recites the circumstances under which Jerome Sankey, in or about the year 1653, having incurred certain debts in the transport of men out of Ireland unto Spain, by the order of the then usurped powers, gave a bond for the sum of £325 to one John Lapp; and a subsequent agreement made for the surrender of the same ...

Directs the cancelling of the Bond aforesaid, in pursuance of that agreement.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 615-617

Document type: Original [with the record of Enrolment]

Directions for the granting to the Church of Ireland, according to certain provisions of the 'Act of Settlement', Impropriations and appropriate tithes in that Kingdom, which are forfeited or escheated to the Crown.


Petition of William Stephens, of Dublin, victualler, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [14 June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copies

Is under attachment by a Pursuivant, under circumstances stated upon affidavit, for arresting one Lamotte, for a just debt. Prays his Grace's order for dischrage.

[With the Order as prayed for.]


Petition of Colonel Randall Clayton to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [14 June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copies

Arrears of Pay.

[With the Order.]


Petition of Dame Mary Bourke to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [14 June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy

Colonel Thomas Sadler, as a Connaught purchaser, held part of the lands, in the county of Galway, formerly belonging to the former husband, now deceased, of Petitioner. ...

The purchaser having retrenched certain parcels thereof a grant, in custodiam or otherwise, to Petitioner is prayed for.


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copy

A grant is to issue from the Court of Exchequer of the lands aforesaid, if they be found now to stand at his Majesty's disposal.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 478

Document type: Holograph

To give to the Duke the dismal prospects of our affairs were but to repeat & enlarge, what Lord Arlington wrote to his Grace by the last post.

"So stupendous a negligence, in all sorts of officers, no story mentions; nor can anything less than a miracle preserve us". ... The platform at Sheerness was not defensible against a single ship: Upnor Castle had been made a place of entertainment for the Commisioners of the Navy; ... one of the blockhouses at Gravesend, a dining-room. ...

The Prince is [now] at Woolwich endeavouring to make good the road. Sir A[rthur] Apsley (to whom the King has given the Regiment designed for Flanders), at Blackwall. Ships are sunk, & cannons planted, across the Thames ...


Page to Brodrick

Written from: London

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 480

Document type: Copy

Sir James Shaen has been earnest with the writer to recommend [the writing of] a letter to join him, Shaen, in Sir Allan Brodrick's patent for the Surveyor's office; but the writer has refused to introduce a new way [of procedure therein] ... Always understood the meaning of the Duke [of York]'s clause [in the Explanatory Act? or original Act of Settlement?] ... "was [so in MS] to be that he should be put into the place of the Regicides, so as to have what they should have had, ... as adventurers or soldiers" [in Ireland]. ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 494-496

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further political & Court incidents; and also many particulars of the measures of defence, in the river and on the coast, taken against the Dutch ...


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 476

Document type: Holograph

... A conjunction of a French Fleet & Army with the Hollanders is apprehended ... What influence these disturbances may have on Ireland, the Lord Lieutenant can best judge of. ... But the writer knows that the French are solicited ... to attempt a conquest of that Kingdom, ... "by some of our countrymen". ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 490-491

Document type: Original. Partly in Arlington's hand.

... The Dutch advanced with about forty sail, up the river of Medway towards Chatham ... Their first Ship struck upon the chain; the second broke through it. They clapped fire ships aboard the 'Matthias' & 'Unity' and also burned the 'Charles V',- all three Dutch ships formerly taken from the Enemy. That same day, they also possessed themselves of the 'Royal Charles'.

On Thursday, they came again with six men-of-war and five fireships. They burned three of our great ships,- the 'Royal James', the 'London', and the 'Royal Oak', but were so warmly received by Upnor Castle & batteries on the shore, that they were forced to retire with great damage. ...

"The King is now raising a great army; greater, I fear", adds the writer, "than there will be found money to pay" ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 158

Document type: Holograph

The writer has the less cause to wonder at the calamities that are befallen us, "because, in duty & affection to the King, about nine months ago, ... I obtained of his Majesty the freedom, in his cabinet, to represent the dangers of the counsel taken up not to have a Royal Navy at sea, sufficient to balance our enemy; and then foretold upon a clear ground what the Dutch might & would do" ...

... Continues his account of the proceedings taken, or to be taken, about the assignment of moneys for the service of Ireland. ...


Sir W. Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 486

Document type: Holograph

Another account of the ravages committed by the Dutch Fleet in the River Medway ... Adds an account of the measures now taken for defence of the River Thames. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 327

Document type: Copy

Our condition is hard, if we stand engaged, and France loose; seeing ourselves deluded, cannot find a remedy, so much as to make them speak plain. ... The cause of Barker & others ... went against them by the vote of this Council, on Wednesday last. ... The land pretended to is in the King,- where our desire is it should remain, until he shall have received information how to dispose of it, to the most meriting & indigent persons. ...


Petition of William Walsh, "eclipsed", to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 132v

Document type: Copies

For an order directing payment of a certain pension.

[With the Order, as prayed for.]


Colonel Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Chiswick

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 351-353v

Document type: Holograph. Partly in cypher.

Has received the Duke's letter of June 6. Laments "these last four days' dishonours, which the nation hath suffered by reason of great remissness". Certainly, if no nation ever had more enemies, adds the writer, none ever had worse intelligence [of their preparations]. Only the extreme caution and slowness of the subsequent movements of the Dutch, when in the Thames, saved London, he thinks, from disaster, by giving time for precautions, neglected almost until the last hour. Adds (at great length) his views upon some political questions of the day. Notices various Court incidents.


John Skelton to Ormond

Written from: Fort of Plymouth

Date: 17 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 482

Document type: Holograph

Another account of the ravages committed by the Dutch, and of other incidents of the War.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 17 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Commisioner Pett is sent to the Tower; no other yet questioned. Great are the rumours against my Lord Brouncker [in MS:- "Brunkard"], Sir John Duncombe, &c. ...

... "To alleviate the animosities of the House of Commons" [now about to meet, it is expected] "some of the forward members have been used with more than ordinary kindness. God grant",- adds the writer,- "they deserve it".


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 329

Document type: Copy

... The latter end of Lord Arlington's letter had like to have carried away Lord Ossory this evening, ... very ill prepared, ... but the Duke has prevailed with him to stay,- upon consideration of the port he holds here, & upon the possibility that the French may attempt this Kingdom.

... All the assistance which can, for the present, be drawn from hence may be to exchange well-trained & disciplined men, for such as are ignorant of the use of their arms, & this may be done in good proportions; allowing the necessary time & provision for it. ...


Petition of Richard Archdekin to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 132-133

Document type: Copies

Is a Letteree, and by the Settlement Acts is restorable to 2000 acres of his former estate; but is actually restored to only 149 acres of waste land, wheron nevertheless a custodiam rent is charged ... Prays for relief; and for a license to sue in forma pauperis.

[With the Order, as prayed.]


Petition of Edward, Lord Viscount Conway and Kilulta to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133

Document type: Copies

In 1664 an assignment for the pay of Petitioner's Troop of Horse was issued on the county of Roscommon, which was only partially solvent. A new assignment, for the deficiency, is prayed for.

[With the Order.]


Advices, concerning the proceedings of Non-conformists, in various places of Ireland. Addressed, by J[ohn] T[hompson] to Mr Thomas Page, secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, for his Excellency's information.

Date: 15 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 486

Document type: Original


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 492-493

Document type: Holograph

Upon the question of calling Parliament together, "the plurality of opinions, in the Council, was in the affirmative. But the resolution is suspended until the Advices are received from Lord St Alban & from the Ambassadors at Breda" ...

The Enemy hath gotten the 'Charles' off, and have made her their Admiral. They are now, with their whole fleet, a little below the buoy in the Nore. ...

Adds in a PS: "Commissioner Peter Pett, who had the care of Chatham, is sent prisoner to the Tower" ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 18 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 158-159

Document type: News-Letter

Sir Thomas Clifford has conferred with the Duke of Albemarle, after a meeting of the Council, upon the measures of defence to be taken "on this great occasion".

The Duke of York has visited Woolwich & Blackwall, to provide for the security of the River.

In the City of London, it is resolved to enlist [as a militia] all males, between 16 and 60 years of age; maintaining all that cannot maintain themselves. The Quakers have offered to raise 6,000 men for the King's service.

The Dutch Fleet, of eighty men-of-war and twenty fire-ships, are at the Buoy of the Nore.


Affidavit of William Shelton in a Plaint of debt against Colonel Humphrey Barrow of Tralee

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 and 19 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 133r-v

Document type: Copies

With an Order made thereupon, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Ormond to John Walsh

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 413-414

Document type: Copy

Mr Ruthorne has given to the Duke a list of lands which, he says, are held, without right, from some Adventurers ...

... Walsh knows the directions that have been given to the Duke's Commissioners & servants, to give up (even though legally he might do otherwise) any lands in his possession that had been even merely set out to Adventurers or to soldiers, although they had not cleared their titles in the Court of Claims. ...

Sends also a petition from Trinity College, complaining of the Duke's Agents, in the county of Kerry. ...

Directs immediate & full enquiry, and report, upon all these matters ...


Petition of William Price, on behalf of his wife, administratrix of Henry Barton, deceased, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 122v-123

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant Colonel Fitzgerald.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Patrick Callan, a convict under sentence of death to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 136v

Document type: Copies

Praying for the grant of his Majesty's mercy.

[With an Order of Reference thereupon.]


Annex 1

Report of Sir Hierom Alexander, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize on the case of Patrick Callan

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 24 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

An Order by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy

For the further reprieve of Patrick Callan, aforesaid; until the holding of the Lent Assizes for the County of Westmeath.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 530

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed

Encloses a "relation" [not now appended] of "the affront and spoil which the Enemy hath made upon us at Chatham ... They lie yet with their Fleet at the buoy in the Nore, where they have made the 'Royal Charles' their Admiral, and are designing new mischiefs upon us, expecting the French fleet will join them"...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 476

Document type: Copy

Sir William's letter of the 15th, put a sad conclusion to the fears other letters had carried.

... The advertisement of our ill success will, of itself, fly to all ports & parts of the Kingdom, yet for greater cuation, advertisements shall be sent into Munster, where the trade & danger is greatest.


Encloses

Advertisements, received out of Munster of the Enemy seen upon the Western Coasts, and of the [strength of the] King's Ships stationed that way

Date: [June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). [not given]


Warrant, by the Duke of OrmondFor the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's presentation of James Grantham, Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Kilary, in the Diocese of Meath

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 26v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 488-489

Document type: Holograph

The Dutch have captured, near Aldborough, a good frigate with her attendant fire-ship. ...

The writer watches, "almost like a spy, his excellent patron [Clarendon], although he had, from his infancy, reason to believe him a right good man; and, from elder observation, a right good Statesman" ...

[Now],- he "never saw so miraculous an immovableness. Sometimes, it suggests a good omen; otherwhiles, [the writer] thinks of Cato, or of that excellent representation of Horace, in the broken sphere - 'Impavidum feriunt [ruinae]'.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Badminton

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 490

Document type: Holograph

The issue of a Commission [of array?] ... by the King, ... and many other considerations, obliged the writer to make this journey ... "into his own country [Gloucestershire] ... He desired, too, to become his servant" [i.e. the servant of the Marquess of Worcester] "whom he found to be, most zealously, your Grace's" ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 494-495

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letters of 6th, 15th, and 17th inst.

... With the same freedom with which the writer for as much to oppose Lord Ossory's intention of going into Flanders, he concurs in Lord John [Butler]'s proposal to go thither ... But the time is not yet seasonable for it. ... "My Lord John certainly cannot do a thing more becoming him, nor that can turn more to his advantage, than such an undertaking". ...

Adds some particulars concerning the proceedings in Barker's case, & concerning some late advices from the continent.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 160

Document type: Holograph

After communicating further accounts of the ravage committed by the Dutch fleet, and of the impoverished state of the defences of the Kingdom, the writer adds:- "Unless a sudden peace come, this is like to be the saddest summer England ever saw. I dare hardly write what is too well known here." ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 488

Document type: Holograph

Not only will the Dartmouth presently await the Lord Lieutenant's commands, but so many other ships will be stationed upon the Irish Coast, as may not be likely to draw a greater enemy after them. ... But if the enemy should send thither in great strength it is not possible to struggle with then, - as it may be presumed, all the world is but too well satisfied, after the affront received at Chatham.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 618

Document type: Original [with record of Enrolment]

Thomas, Earl of Ossory, & others, to be incorporated by the name of the Master, Wardens and Commonalty, of the Art or Mystery of Feltmakers, of Dublin; in as large &; ample manner, and after such sort, as the Feltmakers of London are constituted.


An unaddressed letter from the Duke of Ormond to one of the Roman Catholic Peers of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 399

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 52

Document type: Copy

Does not wonder that Ireland "could not be heard of", in the distraction that reigned so universally when his Lordship wrote. But, one time or other, if not heard of one way, it will be heard of in another. ...

... It is to be wished that the money might be settled, - though upon a re[mote? here the MS is torn] fund, and then that Lord Anglesey were here ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 331

Document type: Copy

... Received ... with grief Lord Arlington's of the 15th. ... Most other letters have represented the shame, damage, confusion, and ill-consequence, of the blow in more dismal terms & shapes; so that some moderate stop given to the further progress of the enemy, will now go far towards restoring the spirits & settling the minds of the people ...

Describes, at great length, the results of the writer's conferences with the chief officers of the army here, concerning the best methods to be used for the defence of Ireland, and of the subsequent deliberations in the Council thereupon ...


William Legge to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 355

Document type: Holograph

Notices the death of the Duke of Cambridge; the departure of the Dutch from the river, "with the 'Royal Charles' in their Company" and the great difficulty of finding money to repair the public losses. The writer fears that "our punishments are not ended"; and is utterly "weary of seeing what is daily done here" [at Court].


Humphrey Sydenham to Ormond

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 25 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 492

Document type: Holograph

The Mayor & Corporation of this town have intreated the Earl of Donegal [in MS: "Dunnegall"] to obtain from the Lord Lieutenant, an order to them & to the County of Antrim [conjointly] to restore the works [of defence] about the town.

... The suddenness of the resolution prevented the Gentry of the Country from joining in the petition. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 496

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the purport of correspondence, on pending affairs, with the Earl of St. Alban; the resolution this day declared for the calling of a Parliament; and also the writer's opinion that for many considerations Lord Ossory's presence here is desirable.


Petition of Major Richard Goodwin, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 25 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 130v

Document type: Breviates

Arrears of Pay.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of John Chichester, and another, to to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copies

Arrears of military pay.

[With the Order.]


Bull to Wharton

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 49

Document type: Original

Since the writer's letter of May 27 [28th] was sent, the "Lord Lieutenant hath granted to the Widow of Dr. King a custodiam" [i.e. a Crown lease; usually issued under the seal of the Exchequer] of Lord Wharton's retrenchment, "for her present subsistence".


A Certificate of the Death of Edmund Yeomans, Sovereign of Kinsale; addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 26 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 498

Document type: Original [with eleven signatures]

In order to the receiving of his Grace's commands concerning a new Election.


Petition of John Lylles, clerk, executor of Henry Bendon, ensign in the Foot Company of Sir William King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 132v

Document type: Breviates

Arrears of Military Pay.

[With the Order therupon.]


Queries to be answered by Sir Daniel Bellingham, in reference to the Revenue [of Ireland]

Date: 26 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 29

Document type: Original; Endorsed by Ormond


Instructions [by the Lord President of Munster]

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 512-513

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond

For Colonel Heywood St. Leger, to be communicated by him to the officers of His Majesty's Garrison of Kinsale [in MS.: "Kingsaile"]; and to be observed by him and them.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 98

Document type: Copy

Lest Lord Orrery should think the writer either insensible of, or dejected by, the misfortune befallen by England, he gives his thoughts of it in very few words. As to the damage sustained, it may be borne and redeemed. But the shame and reproach to the government, will be more lasting than the writer desires to be in this world.

... Consultations have been held concerning means for the security of Dublin ...


Ormond to Sir Richard Clifton at Wexford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 106v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directions for setting effectual watch upon the sea-coast in the neighbourhood of the town of Wexford, to discover any shipping that may appear there, and to give speedy notice thereof to the Commissioners of the Militia for the County.


Enclosure 1

Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to the Commissioners of the Militia of the County of Wexford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 106v

Document type: Breviate. Sent by Sir Thomas Hammon's hand

To like effect.


Enclosure 2

Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to the Officer commanding in Chief the Lord Annesley's Troop at Arklow

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 106v

Document type: Copy; as above

The like directions for watching the seacoast near to Arklow.


Ormond to the Officer commanding the Earl of Desmond's Troop at Athy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 107

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Like directions for transmitting, with all speed, an accompanying letter to the Commissioners of the Militia for Queen's County.


Encloses

Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to the Commissioners of the Militia of Queen's County

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 107

Document type: Breviate

Instructions for an effectual watching of the seacoast in Queen's County.


Petition of Susanna Pollexfen, daughter of Sir Thomas Armstrong, Knight, deceased

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copies

Arrears of military pay.

[With the Order.]


The Examination of Humphrey Leigh, of Monimore, in the county of Londonderry, Clerk

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 500-501

Document type: Original

[Concerning certain correspondence between disaffected persons, in the Kingdoms of Ireland and of Scotland.] Taken before the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


[A Memorial] concerning the Garrison of Londonderry. [Submitted to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, by the Bishop of Derry].

Date: 28 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 506

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Appended thereto is

Bishop of Derry to Ormond

Written from: Derry

Date: 28 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 514

Document type: Holograph

Some who are in the Court of England have given the writer hints "to have a special eye upon this place & people; and accordingly to be,- wherein he can,- his Grace's Intelligencer". ... Hence the preoccupation of those lines [calendared above].


Colonel John Gorges to Ormond

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 28 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 508

Document type: Holograph

Solicits supplies and reinforcements for the Garrison of Derry - "a poor carer of his Majesty's Kingdoms", but of much concernment to his service;- its ports & creeks being so advantageous for trade,- "which is the mistress our Enemies most court".


Subjoins

Considerations humbly proposed concerning the Garrison of Londonderry

Date: June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 510

Document type: Original

In respect, more especially, to its defence against any attempts by the Dutch Navy.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 502-503

Document type: Holograph

Political and court incidents, and town gossips. ...

In describing the Duke of Buckingham's committal to the Tower the writer says: "In his way [he] dined at the Sun in Bishopsgate, gazed on by numerous spectators to whom he distinctly shewed himself, with great ceremony from the balcony: His company [were] the Lord Rivers, Lord Buckhurst, Lord Vaughan ("that has been a Quaker"), Tom Porter &c. We suppose he will, in ten days, be set at liberty". ...


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 504

Document type: Holograph

My Lord of Anglesey, having made an exchange of his place, in the Treasury of Ireland, for the writer's place in the Navy here, the latter will be more in the way of receiving the Duke of Ormond's commands and of shewing to his Grace the respect & duty which, in so many ways, the Duke has obliged him to.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 498

Document type: Holograph

Late letters from Breda and from Holland give great probabilities of a speedy Peace. ... Yet the enemy is again in the River, with new recruits of landsmen and fireships ... De Witt, it is said, ... "against the opinion of the States General, and now even [of] his own Province of Holland, pusheth the Fleet upon some new undertakings only to disorder the Treaty". ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 162

Document type: Holograph

In this time of great distraction & want, the writer is made Treasurer of the Royal Navy, with Sir George Carteret as Vice-Treasurer & Treasurer-at-war, in his stead. ... It is of some disquiet to him to proceed so far without his Grace's advice & approbation ... He beseeches the Duke not to think him less his servant because more out of the way of receiving favours & obligations, the continuance of which is hoped towards the writer's son, now about to hasten into Ireland ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 490

Document type: Holograph

A further report of measures taken, or a contemplation, for the security of the Irish Coast. ...

Is in hope that there is a good provision for securing the ships expected from the West Indies, now that the French Fleet is gone back to Brest.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 100-101

Document type: Copy

Although the letters from England represent the condition of affairs, both as to preparation for war and hopes of peace, with more cheerfulness than was to be expected, ... yet the writer can take no great delight in the prospect. ...

... He is endeavouring to put this Kingdom into the best condition of defence that he can, .. warned by woful example ...

Adds an account of many of the measures adopted, in order thereto. ... Sends Bills, "or sure assignments", for five hundred pounds, on account of works to be carried on in Munster ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 54

Document type: Copy

Unless his Lordship's earnest solicitation may take some effect, ... the writer cannot promise that the Army [in Ireland] will be kept quiet; much less in any condition fit for service ...

Has not yet seen any letters [from the King] for remission of Quit-Rents ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 333

Document type: Copy

... For aught yet known to the writer, Ossory may soon be with Lord Arlington, now that it seems improbable that the French will otherwise invade this Kingdom than by following ... ships into its harbours ...

The fright the people were in here ... is reasonably well-abated. ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 478

Document type: Copy

The Dartmouth arrived in this bay, before Sir William's letter of 22nd inst. She is next week to transport my Lord Burlington to Holyhead, & then to return Westward. ... From Munster we hear of Sir Thomas Allen's being at Plymouth, waited upon by French fleet ...

Has this day sent money (the dearest commodity in this Kingdom), to my Lord of Orrery, to be employed for the security of any ships that shall come thither [i.e. into Munster] for shelter ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 631-632

Document type: Copy

Lord Orrery's letter is presented to the Lord Lieutenant who provided him with an assignment for £500 ... His Grace is satisfied with the proposal for securing the Shipping in Kinsale ...

Details are added concerning the Militia of the Province of Munster, and concerning other affairs, chiefly military, of Lord Orrery's government ...

Notwithstanding all these preparations,- which it becomes Lord Orrery to make, "even if the best should happen",- the writer is still not without some hope "of such a composure of affairs, as may neither be to our disadvantage or dishonour".


Extracts, by Thomas Carte, from the Correspondence of Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery, and others with Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland

Date: 29 June 1667 to 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 128v-135v

Nearly all the letters from which extracts are here given, in Carte's hand, have been previously calendared under their respective dates.


Archbishop Boyle to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 170-172

Document type: Copy

The Lord Lieutenant has provided Lord Orrery with an assignment of £500. The Duke is well satisfied with the proposal for securing the shipping in Kinsale, but refers all the details of its execution to Lord Orrery, who is on the spot.

Adds, after conference with the Lord Lieutenant, particulars respecting pay of Army and Militia; precedency of officers, in certain cases; and maintenance of Garrisons. ...


Copy of the Lord Chancellor Boyle'sLetter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 170-172

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 102

Document type: Copy

Communicates a summary of the letters of June 25th received from London, since the sending of the writer's dispatch of yesterday.


A News-Letter relating chiefly to Military Affairs

Date: June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 116

It narrates the capture, at Ipswich, of a Dutchman, an expert linguist, who is supposed to have been sent over to survey the port of Harwich. ...


Particulars of Troops of Horse, and Regiments of Foot, forming the "new-raised Army"

Date: June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 117

Document type: Endorsed: "Received 24 June; 1667"


Declaration du Roi de France: semée par [so in MS] les provinces des Pais-Bas

Date: [June? 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 456

Document type: Copy


Sandwich to the King

Written from: [Madrid]

Date: [June?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Holograph-Minute. Undated

Reports the final conclusion of the Treaty with Spain, and supplicates His Majesty's favourable consideration of his endeavours in this service, in which he has employed his best understanding & diligence. Esteems himself happy in the assistance of Mr Godolphin, "whose great discretion, industry, & abilities, have been no less exercised therein". ...


Sandwich to the Duke of York

Written from: [Madrid]

Date: Undated [May/June?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 529v

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Reports in like manner, but more briefly, the conclusion of the Treaty, and expresses his hope of the continuance of H.R.H.'s favourable opinion. ...


Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [June] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Direction, from the Lord High Admiral, for the guidance of his Majesty's ships, lately arrived in the port of Galway, with certain naval prizes.


Minutes of Council, in Ireland

Date: 1 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 135

Document type: Official Copy

Concerning the state of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom; the sums due by the Farmers of the Customs, and of Inland Excise, thereof; and the charges now accruing upon the Civil and Military Lists, for the service of the year ended at Easter, 1667.


An Abstract of the several sorts of Arms, Ammunition, Ordnance, and other Utensils of War, ... in his Majesty's Stores ... and Garrisons in ... Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 552

Document type: Original


Minutes of the Privy Council [of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 697

Document type: Original

Concerning Revenue Affairs, and more particularly concerning Debts due by the Farmers of the Customs, and of the Inland Excise, respectively.


Petition of Sir Oliver St. George, Baronet to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copies

During this term petitioner (with two servants) has been in this town attending business that very nearly concerned him. Prays that the names of himself & his servants aforesaid be added to the late Muster, as if then present at their usual posts.

[With the Order.]


Petition of Edmund Nugent, esquire, son of Robert Nugent of Cartanstown in the county of Westmeath, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

By his Grace's favour petitioner's father is one of the thirty-six persons named for restoration to his former Estates, in his Majesty's Declaration [of November 1660] ...

... Petitioner prays for his Grace's order for possession of such lands, parcel of the Estates aforesaid, as have been retrenched from the claims lately pending in the Court of the Commissioners under the Acts for Settlement.


Annex 1

A Schedule of Retrenched Lands, part of the former Estate of Robert Nugent, esquire, in Westmeath

Date: [1 July] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

An Order by the Duke of Ormond, for the issue from the Court of Exchequer of a Custodiam of the Lands aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 520

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the state of the English Coasts ...

Adds that "last week the Duke of Buckingham delivered himself up to Secretary Morice, who, after examination, sent him to the Tower. The same day Sir Robert Howard, having, in the writer's presence, spoken to the King in the Duke's favour, ... told me" [the writer] that "he would be content to lose his head, if he did not prove that the witnesses examined against the Duke were bribed and perjured". ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 522

Document type: Holograph

After notices various minor incidents, naval & political,- mentioned in other letters already calendared,- the writer resumes his account of Lord Clarendon's behaviour under the provocation of his enemies. ... The late Chancellor he says "is the firmest & least disturbed of any ... I converse with or hear of; which certainly is not only [meaning "not alone"] the effect of his innocence; but, observing the universal consternation, he was ashamed to be afraid of he knew not what. The ... war" (as Ormond is witness), "he never advised. The Peace, at Oxford, he endeavoured. He had no share in the direction of the war; much less in detaining our first & second-rate frigates in port for their destruction" ...


Robert Taylor to George Leason [in MS: Lesone]

Written from: Duncannon

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 524

Document type: Holograph

Details of military service.- Some particulars as to the absence from his command of Sir Nicholas Armourer, and as to his expected return.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 526

Document type: Holograph

The Dutch have left the river; ... but they have still "sea-room, without interruption". And yet the writer perceives "that the very wisest are full of expectation of immediate peace both with French and Dutch". For the writer's part, he is not wise enough to know whether to expect it, - or to wish it.


An Abstract, by Hugh Wormington, Deputy-Auditor of his Majesty's Exhequer in Ireland of sums due, at various times, to his Majesty's Army in Ireland, for arrears of Pay and for Clothes

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 677

Drawn up from the Accounts of Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, His Majesty's Vice-Treasurer of Ireland & Treasurer-at-War; from the year 1660 to July 2 of the year 1667.

Aggregate of these Arrears = £81, 337: 2s.


Abstract of the Accounts of the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, under certain Heads of Expenditure, from 20 March, 1667 to 2 July, 1667

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 563

Document type: Original. Apparently, in the hand of Sir P. Davys.


John Finch to Ormond

Written from: Florence

Date: 2/12 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 518-519

Document type: Holograph

There is now at Florence an Irish Capucin Friar, formerly a preacher at Sedan - Father Robert O'Farrall [in MS.: "Farald"; Mr. Gilbert writes "O'Ferrall"] - who, in order to oblige the Grand-Duke's gentleman-usher, Cavaliero Rinuccini (whose brother was the Pope's Nuncio), hath finished a book, begun by F. Richard O'Farrall, called the "Diary" of the Nuncio in Ireland [nothing that answers exactly to this description appears ever to have appeared under Rinuccini's name. But his narrative of various particular events during his mission occur in "Nunziatura in Irlanda, negli anni 1646 a 1649"; which consists chiefly of correspondence & was not published until the year 1844, when it appeared at Florence, edited by Aiazzi].

The writer describes minutely the steps taken by him to prevent the "publication of this book unless it should be authorized by leave from his Majesty, or, at least, from some of his Privy Council". ...

Here in Italy, the new Pope is "very warm in his reformation". ... Before he was well warm in his chair, he resolved to take away the imposition upon Corn imposed by the last Pope. ...

An account of other political & ecclesiastical incidents is, at great length, added.


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 492

Document type: Holograph

Communicates a summary of late Naval Advices, sent to Whitehall. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 104

Document type: Copy

Upon a hasty resolution - like young men - Lord Cork and Lord Ossory are about to take ship for England ...

The measures taken by Lord Orrery for the security of the harbour of Kinsale are well-conceived. The writer's only doubt is whether the work will be well executed, during his Lordship's absence, ... a defect in any material part may render all fruitless. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 463

Document type: Copy

Lord Burlington & the writer's son [Ossory] go ... this night ... into England. The principal instruction of the latter is, next to the King's service, to endeavour the Chancellor's. Were not the writer himself tied here, by indispensable duty, no other consideration should keep him at this distance at such a time.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 335

Document type: Copy

... It must certainly have been with great necessity that the King has found in fit to anticipate the meeting of Parliament, - the good success of which will depend much upon his Majesty's conduct, wherein he has need of all the wariness & steadiness he is master of.


An Account of such Checques [so in MS - Query, Exchequer Bonds? or Debentures?] as have been [issued] in Ireland since his Majesty's Restoration [for maintenance of the Army in the Kingdom]. May, 1660 to July 2, 1667.

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 213

Document type: Original. In Lane's hand.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 305

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Upon advertisement from William Penn, Keeper of his Majesty's Ammunition-Stores at Kinsale, that certain officers [of the Garrison there] assert that those stores are not so conveniently & securely lodged as the service requires, the Lord President is prayed to cause due inquiry thereupon to be made.


Ormond to Albemarle

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 305

Document type: Copy

Sir Robert Reynolds' pretensions here,- depending upon the due course of law,- have succeeded so much to his satisfaction, that he now returns with assurance of the writer's particular regard for the Duke of Albemarle's recommendation.


Petition of Sir John Temple, Knight, Master of the Rolls [in Ireland] to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134v

Document type: Copy

Is purchaser, in England, of certain lands [Ballyglas & other lands in the counties of Westmeath & Carlow] in Ireland, from adventurers and soldiers ...

Prays his Grace's Order for a grant of the same in Custodiam.


Annexed

An Order by the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 134v

Document type: Copy

For the issue from the Court of Exchequer, of a Grant in Custodiam to Sir John Temple, of certain lands in the counties of Westmeath & Carlow, if found to be at his Majesty's disposal.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 2 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 160-161

Dissensions are reported amongst the States-General of the Netherlands; some of the Provinces insisting, against "the faction of De Witt", that a Peace shall be made.

The Duke of York started for Chatham, at four c'clock on the morning of the 28th., to view the place, and to make provision against a Dutch attack.

The Duke of Buckingham is committed to the Tower.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 5 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Holograph

Personal and Estate affairs. Particulars of the condition of the Duke's property & establishments at Moor Park, and of works in progress.


Advices of incidents, political and miscellaneous, in Spain. Communicated to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Madrid

Date: 5/15 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 591

Document type: Without signature, address, or endorsement


Warrant by the Duke of Ormond to Sir Richard Cliftonfor the discharge from the Duke of Albemarle's foot company of two Serjeants, upon complaint of William Dodson, esquire, one of his Majesty's Commissioners of Excise, of abuses committed by them at Wexford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 35v

Document type: Copy


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond to Captain John Paine to be Quartermaster General of the Army of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 36

Document type: Copy


Commissions, by the Duke of Ormond to William Bradley, to be Lieutenant of the foot company under command of Major James Dennis; and to James Pollexfen to be Ensign thereof

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 5 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 36v

Document type: Breviates


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 530

Document type: Holograph

The Swede's Ambassador has offered congratulations to the King on the ratification of the Treaty of Breda; but, adds the Writer, "our own letters told us of three additional demands: (1), Leave to bring in Rhenish wines, notwithstanding the Navigation Act; (2), A declaration what goods are intended under the word 'Contraband'; (3), Freedom of abode to the regicides, and other fugitives ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 500-501

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 29th June. Can say nothing positively as to the assignments for the £50,000. My Lord Anglesey and Mr Vice-Chamberlain's transactions about their places may have left that matter more unassisted than it ought to have been. However, his Majesty persists still to say it shall be done. Therefore his Grace may, without prejudice, press the execution of the King's promise.

There has been a new alarm by the enemy's landing 2,000 or 3,000 men near Landguard Fort, whilst their Fleet threatened Harwich. Their metal was not good enough ... to storm the fort; so, with some loss and much shame, and in shelter of the night, they re-embarked. ...

Mentions the birth of a daughter [Isabella, afterwards Countess of Arlington & Duchess of Grafton]; & the writer's hope next time to do better ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 164

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of the 29th; will join with the Chancellor, & with Lord Arlington, out of hand, to perfect the work referred to therein;- "the time being now such as will not afford the Commissioners of the Treasury so many excuses & shifts". ...

... Adds a summary of late incidents, at home and aborad ... Expresses the hope that trade will now revive again & that coals will come to London,- "which now are at five and six pounds a chaldron,- which makes many send their families out of town".


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 106-108

Document type: Copy

Answers to various matters of military service - relating chiefly to the defences of Kinsale, and to the militia of the province of Munster - reported in the Earl of Orrery's letters of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd inst.

Was of opinion that his Lordship's commission as Governor [of the Province] gave him the fullest and most ample command of all forces raised within it, but since the Earl is of a different opinion, will add any powers that he thinks fit to desire ...

Communicates the purport of the latest Foreign Advices; and notices the Exchange - that "looks like changing ill cards at losing-lodam" - of Treasurers' places by Lord Anglesey & Sir George Carteret.


Ormond to Sir George Carteret

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 400

Document type: Copy

... Upon parting with Lord Anglesey [as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland], his assistance could not be supplied more to the writer's wish, than by Sir George Carteret's entry upon his Lordship's place. The writer knows not which of them has the better bargain, but is satisfied the he will not be a loser.


A Copy of the Letter addressed by the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 56

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 337

Document type: Copy

... By the war, and the obstruction of trade with England, there will want £40,000, or thereabouts, to pay six months' arrears, to the Army up to Easter last; and at least as much more will be wanting at Michaelmas. And this it is fitting the King should know, whether he can help it, or no. If the assigning of a remote fund will do it, methinks, adds the writer, ... the ill consequences which may follow the want of it, should be prevented ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 480

Document type: Copy

Further details concerning measures for the defence of the Irish Coasts.


Ormond to Aungier

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 107v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Marching Orders for Lord Aungier's troop of Horse, upon notification from President of Connaught.


Ormond to Sir Arthur Forbes

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 107v

Document type: Breviate

Like order for Sir Arthur Forbes' troop of horse.


Ormond to Sir Charles Hamilton

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 107v

Document type: Breviate

Like order for Sir C. Hamilton's Troop of Horse.


Ormond to Sir Oliver St. George

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 107v

Document type: Breviate

Like order for Sir Oliver St. George's troop of horse.


Ormond to Captain Beard

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Breviate

The Ship Richmond commanded by Captain Beard is to be employed under such orders as shall be received from the Lord President of Munster.


Ormond to Major John Fletcher

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Major Fletcher is to obey such orders for the employment of the ship Little Gift, commanded by him & now in the Harbour of Kinsale, as he shall receive from the Lord President of Munster.


Petition of Gamaliel Warter, late Sheriff of the Regalities of Tipperary to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copies

Plaints of an illegal rescue committed by one Farley, and of other matters connected with petitioner's late shrievalty, and present imprisonment. ...

[With the Order thereupon.]


A Memorial on the state of the defences of Kilkenny, and of the troops garrisoned there. By the Mayor and Corporation of that CityAddressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 532

Document type: Original [with six signatures]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 109

Document type: Copy

Sir William Coventry's letter, of which a copy is enclosed,- gives advice of Van Ghent's being sent northwards, with a squadron of twenty-two sail. All means are to used for acquainting his Majesty's ships with the news.


Mayor of Dartmouth to Morrice

Written from: Dartmouth

Date: 7 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 168

Document type: Original

Given intelligence of the passing before this harbour of the Straights' Fleet, ... and also particulars of information received concerning the preparation at Brest of a great quantity of powder, which, as alleged, is intended to be sent to the N.W. coast of Ireland.


Ormond to Captain Pine

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 402

Document type: Copy

Advices concerning the movements of the French Fleet. ...


Ormond to Captain Pyne at Galway

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Transmits instructions for a squadron of ships, under Pyne's command. Adds that the French fleet was lately returned to Brest. Whether or not it is since come out to sea, remains as yet unknown.


Petition of Alexander Bence, one of the Farmers of his Majesty's Customs & Inland Excise of Ireland to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 135v

Document type: Copies

Recites petitioners' imprisonment by order of Sir Thomas Harman, and prays redress.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Lieutenant Thomas Marshall to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 135v-136

Document type: Copies

Plaint of losses sustained by Petitioner in respect of his allotments, under the distribution of the Security of the Officers of 1649,- lying in the town of Galway.

[With the Order.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond to the Sheriffs of the City of Kilkenny

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 8 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 36

Document type: Breviate

For the provision of quarters for his Life Guard, near to Kilkenny Castle.


Lady Sandwich to the Earl

Written from: [London?]

Date: 8 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 155

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the birth of a son to Mr. Carteret and their daughter. Asks him to give no heed to certain "news" sent in the writer's last letter, which was the mere gossip of people. Rejoices to hear of a Peace with the Dutch.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Chiswick

Date: 9 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph: partly in cypher; deciphered by Ormond

A letter of news, and of observations on passing public affairs ...

Gives an account of a murderous attack on the Earl of Sunderland ["one of our new Lord Captains" is the writer's description of the Earl (Robert, IIId Earl)], made at Harwich during a walk to take the air,- with intent of robbery as is supposed ... The alarm has much discomposed Lady Sunderland, who, at the time, was lying-in, adds the writer, of a daughter; - here at Chiswick "in Ned Rupell's house". ...

Gives, in concluding his letter, some particulars of a personal suit to the Duke.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 9 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 504

Document type: Holograph

Mr Henry Coventry has been prevailed upon, by all the Ambassadors and treaters at Breda, to come over hither, in order to know his Majesty's resolution, upon certain points in difference amongst them. ...

The points will be debated in Council, when the Duke of York returns from Harwich.


Enclosure 1

An Account of what Articles are demanded by the Treaters at Breda, differing [from] or additional to, what Your Majesty's Ambassadors were instructed to consent to

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 502

Document type: Copy

[Arranged under three headings: (1), France; (2), Denmark; (3), Holland.]


Enclosure 2

An Account of what the States' Plenipotentiaries have undertaken

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 502v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy

Further military details concerning the defence of the province of Munster ...

If Lord Orrery would, in his correspondence with influential persons in England, notice the financial straits of the government here, in the endeavour to provide the most necessary means of defence, it would tend to second the writer's representatives, or at the least to excuse his importunities. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Certain things now "in the custody of Ensign William Penn, at Kinsale", may be useful, and are to be made use of, for his Majesty's service,- if required. ... And, being so required, payment shall be made for the same.


Ormond to Arlington

Date: 9 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 306

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

States the circumstances under which an alteration is needed in the terms of a letter from the King, of the 6th of March last, directing the promotion of Dr Hudson to the see of Elphin.


Encloses

Draught of an amended Letter from his Majesty

Date: July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 306

Concerning the promotion of Dr Hudson to the See of Elphin; with proviso that he is to receive the profits thereof, from the date of the translation of the now Bishop to the See of Tuam.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond to Sir William Flower, for command of all the foot of the Militia of Leinster, during their continuance at the rendezvous appointed at the Curragh of Kildare

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 36

Document type: Copy


St. Alban to Ormond

Written from: Compiegne

Date: 12 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 539

Document type: Holograph

... Upon the proposition contained in his Grace's letter of June 4, the writer will confer with some merchants, and will have all done therein that can be done. ... If anything can be made out of any part in the matter which the Duke may allot to the writer, he will take it as part of the debt due to him. But it is so uncertain & liable to so many difficulties, that he entreats an assignment of some part of the payment "upon some certain funds".


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 535

Document type: Holograph

Notices various political and public incidents. ...

Wishes that "all men, who have the same obligations, had the same sense of the judgment and displeasure of God upon the Nation in the loss of the Duke [of York]'s children", as the Duke of Ormond has. But ... observes no such temper. The event is as easily passed over, "as if they were in the ordinary 'Bills of Mortality'".

Desires exceedingly to be instrumental in compassing all differences in my Lord Clancarty's family. The Lady professes that she will do anything that my Lord Bridgeman & the writer shall advise her to do. The Duke may be sure they will advise her to what is just & equitable whether to be done, or consented to. But they are both of opinion that Lady Muskerry ought to be allowed to administer to her son's Estate.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 537-538

Document type: Holograph

His Majesty readily allows "the new proposition", but is not willing to make a public declaration thereon without the approbation of the Duke of York ...

Various are the descants of wise men on the ensuing peace, and on the progress of the French in Flanders. Some believe it the certain ruin of De Witt ... Others are of opinion that "the prodigious young King" [Lewis XIV] "hath the ascendant over the States, and will dispose them to whatever he pleaseth".

...

Adds some particulars about the persons implicated in "Venner's plot", and on other political incidents.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 July 1667 [This date is doubtful. In the letter it would seem to be "11th". In the Endorsement it is plainly "13th".]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 547

Document type: Holograph

Imparts further particulars as to the writer's negotiation with Lord Anglesey, concerning the Vice-Treasurership at War in that Kingdom.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

Sir George Carteret has assured the writer that he will go for Ireland, to execute his office in person; ... but until it appears whether the clamour some have raised against him will produce anything at the meeting of the Parliament, he cannot resolve of the time. ...

... Narrates (as in the letter of Lord Arlington [but with the addition of some other details]) the circumstances and results of the mission of Henry Coventry to the King. ..


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 506

Document type: Holograph

Mr Coventry sailed from the Downs yesterday, "with an allowance from hence of all that he proposed; so that if the treaters at Breda keep their words we have a Peace,- such as it is; but, certainly, better than a war.

... If the Peace be made, his Majesty is inclined to prorogue the Parliament again, to its true time in October. ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [Harwich?]

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 494

Document type: Holograph

To the account given in his Grace's letter of July 6th concerning the measures taken for the defence of Kinsale, the writer can only add a wish that all the ships in that Harbour may keep their boats ready, & well manned, upon the approach of an Enemy, so as to cut off fireships. ...

The Commissioners of Ordnance promise to send due orders to Kinsale concerning the issue of stores ...


Encloses

Instructions from the Lord High Admiral [signed by W. Coventry as Secretary of the Admiralty] to Admiral Jeremy Smith

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 496-498

Document type: Copy

Concerning measures for the defence of Kinsale & of the coasts of Ireland, generally.


Ormond to John Walsh

Written from: Maddenstown

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 403

Document type: Copy

Encloses an extract of a letter from Lord Orrery. Is in hope that his Lordship has been misinformed, and that none of the Irish - at the least, not many of them,- can be so mad, or so mischievous, as to do such things as are therein reported. Directs speedy examination into the matter, and report of the results. ...


Enclosed

An Extract from Lord Orrery's letter

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 403


Ormond to Mr Justice Booth

Written from: Maddenstown

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that in the course of the Judge's forthcoming circuit, he will exact from all receivers and collectors of monies raised for defraying charges of the bridge at Lanesborough, a strict account. ...


Enclosure 1

Copies of Letters concerning monies applotted and raised in the counties ... of Connaught, for the erection of a bridge over the Shannon, at Lanesborough

Date: [May; June; July] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copies


Enclosure 2

Copies of several accounts [upon the same subject]

Date: [June?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108

Document type: Copies


Sir George Lane to Sir Stephen Fox

Written from: Maddenstown

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 306

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Desires payment, on the Duke of Ormond's account, to Mr St. Paul, servant of Lord Ossory, of a certain sum of money for perriwigs.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 257-258

Document type: Holograph

Has delivered the Duke's letter to the King when His Majesty was alone in his Closet. He read it with much attention. "His discourse", adds Lord Ossory, "was upon the Peace, which he thought the only remedy for these disorders". Lord Arlington ["My brother Arlington", in MS. He and Lord Ossory had married sisters], the writer is sure, keeps the Duke well informed upon all matters of moment.

The Chancellor [Clarendon] expressed much thankfulness for the Duke's letters and steady friendship. "He said his innocency should bear him out, and that he feared no evil for his own particular, unless it were involved in that of the Crown".

Lord Ossory adds, at great length, other particulars of his conversation with Clarendon; much of it on the writer's personal affairs, and on his intimate connection with Arlington.


Narrative by Richard Tyler [of the losses and injuries inflicted by the Dutch Fleet, under Admiral de Ruyter, upon the English Ships, at Chatham and elsewhere, in July 1667]

Written from: Chatham

Date: 14 July? 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 642

Document type: Original?


Sir William Coventry to Sandwich

Written from: [St. James']

Date: 15 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph

Has been reluctant to write when nothing could be imparted "but our losses, or our fears". We are now told that we shall have a Peace, but the writer feels neither sure of it, nor hopeful that its terms will give grounds of joy, "unless compared with the mischiefs which may probably attend a war" ...


Petition of Henry Rowlandson to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 141

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Quartermaster John Crofton.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 549

Document type: Holograph

Communicates particulars of the Duke of Buckingham's release from the Tower: of his continuance "at his Lady's lodgings in St. Martin's Lane"; and of his preparations "to remove, with great equipage, to Wallingford-House, against the [meeting of] Parliament".


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 508-509

Document type: Holograph

Private letters from Ireland say that there are many rich prizes sent into Galway by Sir Jeremy Smith ...

... As the writer sees by the condition of the Exchequer, the Lord Lieutenant is likelier to receive succour, for that Kingdom, by those prizes, than by any other way. Therefore it will not be amiss to ask it betimes. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 113-114

Document type: Copy

Lord Orrery's care of the Militia may be useful to resist an enemy; but it is certainly necessary also to encourage the English, and to keep the disaffected Irish in awe ... in case of a Peace ...

Certain enclosed extracts of what is written to Lords Anglesey and Arlington will enable Lord Orrery to see whether the writer has not rightly found faults, and proposed remedies. ...

When he shall be at Kilkenny, there is to be a consultation upon the established mode of managing the Revenue ... It is hope that Lord Orrery, also, may be able to come thither, & give his assistance therein.

...

Details are added concerning various pending military and naval affairs: and also extracts from Lord St Alban's letter written from Compiegne. ...


Ormond to St. Alban

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 405

Document type: Copy

... Thought it impossible that the Earl would give more assurance of a Peace than he received [at the French Court], and [therewith] the grounds of his belief. ... But was sure that his Lordship's confidence of it could not be such as to justify leaving yourselves open to such an affront as that we have received ...

Is in hope that, upon conclusion of peace, money will come abroad, & that the writer will be enabled to answer, in good measure, the Earl's expectations ...


Ormond to Lady Muskerry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 407

Document type: Copy

As yet, has received no signification of the Chancellor's opinion that her Ladyship has a clean right to the administration of her son's estate, or to the guardianship of her daughters or even that he has given the case a hearing. ...

It is the writer's desire, & will be his endeavour, that suits may be avoided. ...


Ormond to Colonel Edward Cooke

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 408

Document type: Copy

At the Curragh, ... was surprised to find so many soldierly men, horse and foot, under the name of a Militia ... There were of effective ... 2,700 foot & 1,800 horse, well armed, and willing to march, without asking any unreasonable questions. In this good temper, the Duke dismissed them; having, during their stay, abolished all excuse for beer or ale, that they might refresh themselves as frugally as possible.

... Approves what Colonel Cooke says of Moor Park, & has written by Sir George Lane to Sir Stephen Fox, for the advance of such money as Colonel Cooke shall require for repairs, planting, & other works. ... Fox must have a much larger sum, on the Duke's account, in his hands; but if he should fail, Colonel Cooke is asked to lay the money out, so that winter may not overtake the house, before it be staunch. ...


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 410

Document type: Copy

Observations on the measures of Parliament concerning Irish trade. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 58-59

Document type: Copy

Lord Anglesey's letter of the 6th was received as the Duke was taking a view of the Leinster Militia on the Curragh of Kildare. ... There were about 1,800 good horse, & near 3,000 good foot ... They parted well pleased ... Wishes the standing Army were, or had reason to be, as well satisfied. ... Upon the best scrutiny that can be made into the Revenue, we can give them at present only three months' pay,- of so many that are in arrear,- & that only by assignments.

... Adds, at great length, various particulars concerning the Revenue & the Finance-Accounts of the Kingdom. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 339-340

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the Army and Revenue affairs of Ireland ...

"If", adds the Duke, "I understand the points remaining to be adjusted by the Ambassadors at Breda, ... they are not so hard to swallow, as by the mention of them in ... [Lord Arlington's] letter of the 6th, I feared they would be".

... "It may possibly be a ... question whether the meeting of the Parliament may not now be dispensed with; ... as I hear, it was doubtful whether the calling it, in the interval, was legal, or at least regular". ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 482

Document type: Copy

From Lord Orrery an account was received, last night, of Sir Jeremy Smith's arrival at Kinsale ... That harbour cannot now, the writer supposes, want either guns, or men to ply them, nor can the men want provisions, in that country, were they twice as many. ...


Enclosure 1

Orrery to Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 482

Document type: Copy

Reports the arrival at Kinsale of the squadron, under Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Smith.

Mentions an East-India Ship.


Enclosure 2

Plan of the Harbour, Fort, and Batteries at Kinsale

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 482


Ormond to John Bier (High Sheriff of the County of Dublin)

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 108v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Sheriff is to forbear the removing of one William Huggins, now a prisoner in the gaol of Kilmainham, to the Naas, until two days before the Assizes. ...


Ormond to Aungier

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 109

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Provision is to be made, hereafter, of fire and candle for the Guards garrison at Lanesborough, as now for those at Longford.


Sir George Lane to Sir Stephen Fox

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 306

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment, on the Duke of Ormond's account, of such monies as shall be needed for repair and plantations at Moor Park.


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to Sir Robert Thelwall, to be Quartermaster of the troop of horse, under the command of Edward, Viscount Conway

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 37

Document type: Breviate


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 259

Document type: Holograph

Describes the King's reception of the Duke of Buckingham; - adding that the King spoke bitterly of Buckingham on the same night.

Adds, also, some notice of matters personal to the writer ...


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 16 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 162-163

The Lord Ambassador Coventry gave to the King in Council, at its meetings on 10th and 11th inst., a statement of the progress of the Negotiations at Breda:- of the particulars insisted on by himself and his colleagues, in pursuance of their instructions;- and of other particulars, in respect of which some concession, it was thought, might be made. The King, with the advice of his Council, and after some slight alteration, approved of the terms so reported by the Ambassador.

A Virginia Fleet is reported to have reached "a port in this Kingdom", and to consist of forty sail; "but", it is added, "we expect the confirmation". ...


Advices from Rome, from Paris, and from various cities of Flanders. Addressed to the Court at Whitehall; and thence transmitted to the Duke of Ormond, at Dublin Castle.

Date: 16 July-14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 164-165

Received at Whitehall on July 27.

Received at Dublin, on July 31.


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Kilmore

Date: 17 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 553

Document type: Holograph

After reporting various particulars of service concerning the Duke's affairs of Estate, the writer gives an account of meetings held near Keilnamanagh, and elsewhere - one of them under guise of a hurling-match - and also of other movements, in the country-side, which seem to call for investigation. ...

Adds, in a PS., some further details on the same subject.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 622

Document type: Original [with the record of Enrolment]

John Hodson, D.D., Dean of Clogher, to be Bishop of Elphin, in succession to John [Parker, afterwards translated to the See of Dublin], late Lord Bishop of that Diocese, and now Lord Archbishop of Tuam.


Petition of Sarah Prichard, a widow to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 139r-v

Document type: Copies

Arrears of military pay due to Petitioner's deceased husband, a trooper in his Grace's Horse Troop.

[With the Order thereon.]


John Finch to Ormond

Written from: Florence

Date: 17/27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 551-552

Document type: Holograph

Course of political incidents and negotiations in Italy.

- Advices received by the writer from various Courts.-

Personal Affairs.

Adds, in a PS., that the Secretary of the Grand Duke of Tuscany has just been with the writer to say "that the Printer who mentioned Prince Rupert is clapped into a dungeon" ...


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 538

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The letters from the Hague do not seem to contradict at all the opinion of a speedy Peace, unless the resolution there taken to revictual their Fleet be an argument against it. Adds that the Straits' Fleet of merchantmen is come safe into Dartmouth, the entrance to which has been fortified.


Petition of Pierce Fitzharris, a prisoner under conviction of robbery to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy

Recites service rendered by petitioner in the discovery of various late robberies; & prays to be admitted to his Majesty's mercy.


Annex 1

Report by Lieutenant Colonel Beverley Ussheron the case of Pierce Fitzharris to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 13 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

An Order by the Duke of Ormond for the reprieve of Pierce Fitzharris, aforesaid until the next Lent-Assizes for the county of Wexford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy


Ormond to John Walsh

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy

Sends a list of lands (given to the Duke by Mr Ruthorne, and by him alleged to be held by the Duke notwithstanding a prior grant of them to Adventurers), and directs Enquiry as to the legal title thereto ...

[Printed in Life of Ormond, III App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond'sletter to John Walsh

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 2*

Document type: Copy, as prepared for the press, by Thomas Carte


Petition of Donogh Kavanagh, and others, convicts to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137v

Document type: Copies

[With his Grace's Order thereupon.]


Petition of John Averie [so in MS. probably for "Avery"], one of the Farmers of Inland Excise to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19/20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 138v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Christopher Dighton.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Intelligence [concerning certain proceedings of Roman Catholics, in the province of Leinster] given me [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] by the Bishop of Meath

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 560

Document type: Original

Intelligence [concerning certain proceedings of Roman Catholics, in the province of Leinster] given me [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], by the Bishop of Meath.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 207

Document type: Copy

... In the renewing of the treaty with the General [Duke of Albermarle], the Duke offers hopes that his last offers will be considered, as to the sum & manner of receiving it, from which he is not able to vary... Perhaps it had been well that some of the difficulties the public are under were over, before that matter had been reassumed.

Is glad that Ossory parted on so good terms with the Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] ... He [Clarendon] will not have the less friendship, for Ossory's excepting to his crossing the pretension to command a ship. But he may not have the better esteem of Ossory's judgment, for thinking that the opposition arose from want of friendship; and in this he would not be single.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 465

Document type: Copy

Has received the Chancellor's letter of 13th inst. ... Did not think it needful he (Clarendon) should receive new assurances of friendship, as supposing there would be any doubt of it. But there may be some conjunctures when it may well become me to give & receive them ... The apprehension that this might be such was not produced by any correspondence held in England, in which - in that manner - the Chancellor was not even mentioned, but from discourse with those who, the writer is sure, have good reason to be the Lord Clarendon's friends ...

As to the question, Peace or War, no man writes to the Duke, save with impatience for the conclusion of a Peace...

... Adds a desire for a statement of the Chancellor's final opinion on the pending question (as to lands), with the Duke of York. Mentions the Clancarty case; and also Barker's appeal-case


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 411-412

Document type: Copy

Particulars of the financial needs of Ireland; of the course of procedure in the Treasury of that Kingdom; and, more particularly, of the accounts of Sir Daniel Bellingham, as Deputy Vice-Treasurer ...

Adds that the Army is on the verge of a season of suffering, beyond which men cannot suffer. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 341

Document type: Copy

... Some letters make the conditions [of the pending treaty at Breda] harder than the paper, sent by Lord Arlington, seems to import, particularly that the King of Denmark is at liberty to impose what customs he pleases on our ships that shall pass the sound, and that the indemnity to tender consciences, retiring into the States' dominions, is to be as well for all time to come, as for the past. This last, in full extent, seems ... more like an imposition from a prevailing enemy, than ... an article betwixt two States that stand on equal ground. ...


Encloses

Draught of a Letter, to be submitted to his Majesty's signature, directing the translation of the Bishop of Elphin to the Archbishopric of Tuam

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 341

Document type: Amended copy


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 483

Document type: Copy

The desired orders are sent to Lord Orrery, to be imparted to the sea-officers at Kinsale, & elsewhere, - in the words of Sir William's letter of the 13th instant. ...

Adds particulars concerning the victually of the King's ships, & concerning matters of public finance.


Petition of Katherine Wogan, relict of Nicholas Wogan, late of Rathcoffy, esquire to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 444

Document type: Original

Recites his Grace's former order for the payment of a certain chief rent to petitioner out of the Manor of Cloncurry, payment of which she is now refused; and prays for redress.


Subjoined

An Order by the Duke of Ormond for the yearly payment to Katherine Wogan of a chief-rent of £60, "issuing out of our manor of Cloncurry"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 446

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Mayor and Corporation of Drogheda

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 109

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends Mr William Knight, for election as Recorder of Drogheda ...


Sir George Lane to Sir Stephen Fox

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 307

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment, on the Duke of Ormond's account, of a sum of fifty-five pounds to Mr James Buck.


Petition of Lieutenant William Hill (of Lord Conway's Troop of Horse, in the Army of Ireland) to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 137v

Document type: Copy & Breviate

- Arrears of Pay.

[With the Order.]


Ormond to Dungannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 37v

Document type: Copy

Desires the repair of Lord Dungannon to his government in Ulster, in order to the effectual execution of certain late instructions of the Lord Lieutenant and Council, and to a due report of the proceedings thereupon.


Sandwich to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 20/30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 562

Document type: Holograph

Since the signing of the Treaty with this Crown, a copy of it was sent by a ship from Bilboa, which had the misfortune ... to be boarded by a French man-of-war; when the pacquet was flung overboard. And a disaster, at Cadiz, has hindered the sending of a duplicate ... An expedient now thought of is to send one of the writer's family from the Corunna to Kinsale, or Cork. ...


Ormond to Major Roger West

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 109v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Robert Byrne, mentioned in certain accompanying warrants, is to be sent hither, with all speed.


Enclosure 1

Warrant, by Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond for the delivery, by Colonel Hammond to Major West of the body of one Robert Byrne now a prisoner in Wicklow Castle

Date: July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 109v


Enclosure 2

Warrant, by Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond to Major Roger West authorizing him to take into his custody one Robert Byrne

Date: July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 109v


Enclosure 3

Warrant, by Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond to the Keeper of the gaol of Newgate at Dublin for the due custody of the prisoner above-named

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 109v


Petition of William Hetherington, on behalf of himself, and one James Byrne to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 138v

Document type: Copy

Narrates the circumstances under which petitioner assisted James Byrne in arresting one Reilly, and others, Tories, at St Margaret's Fair, in the County of Dublin; the affray that ensued; and the binding over, by a certain Justice of Peace for the county aforesaid, of Petitioner, in certain recognizances.

Prays and order for the discharge of such recognizances.


Annex 1

An Order of Reference to the Lord Chief Justice Santry of the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 139

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

A Further Order upon Petition aforesaid

Date: 26 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 139

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond to the Sheriff of the City of Kilkenny for providing quarters for the Earl of Ossory's troop of horse

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 37v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond for the drawing up of a fiant, according to the tenour of his Majesty's letter of 26 February last

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 27

Document type: Copy; in Entry-Book

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, according to the tenour of his Majesty's letter of 26 February last, containing a donation from his Majesty to John (Parker), now Lord Bishop of Elphin, of the Archbishopric of Tuam, with the united Bishopric of Enachdoen, and a grant of the Bishopric of Kilfenora, to be held in commendam (all now void by the death of Samuel Pullen late Archbishop & Bishop thereof); with clauses for translation and investiture, and for restitution of temporalities, &c.

Note: "Enachdoen": Enaghdun.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 568-569

Document type: Holograph

Libels are daily scattered: One was brought to the King by Lord Anglesey, who said that he found it in the outer Court at Whitehall; another was left in Harry the Eighth's chair, in the Gallery; a third, at the King's bedchamber door,- strangely insolent; all of which, adds the writer, "I suppose will be printed, since the enclosed [not now appended to this letter],- written long since & passing from hand to hand in MS;- now appears in public"; by which his Grace may see to what heights of extravagance the humours of the people rise.

...

Proceeds to impart various speculations - founded on current rumour - as to the course of events in Flanders ...


Conway to Ormond

Written from: Ragley

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 564

Document type: Holograph

Sends, by way of divertisement for his Grace, some dispatches of the writer's brother [-in-law], John Finch; to which he presumes to add two copies of his, Finch's, letters to my Lord Chancellor [Clarendon]. ...


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 566

Document type: Holograph

Is "soliciting an assignment for the £50,000, for the service of Ireland, if ... [had] upon any reasonable fund [in MS.: "found"], makes no doubt, not withstanding the badness of the time, to give the Lord Lieutenant a very good account of it". ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 July 1667 [in MS. by a slip of the pen, "1664"]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 510

Document type: Holograph

The Enemy is this day come into the river, with that squadron that hath lain so long upon the coast of Suffolk, and have passed our ships that lay in the Hope. They have exchanged shot and fireships this afternoon, but with what success we cannot [yet] tell. ...

... An account of other naval incidents is added ...


Orrery to Ormond

Written from: Charleville

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 116

Document type: Holograph

Communicates advices of the passing near to Beer & Carbery of twenty five sail of ships. ...

The intelligence is sent by one McFinnin, who is bound by oath to the writer to render all the service he can ...

... Has also had information of an endeavour to carry away 40,000 pipe and barrel staves, from the Duke's woods in Kerry. Has put a stop to their proceedings until his Grace's pleasure be known. Sir William Petty, it is said, has made great spoil of timber in those parts.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 118-119

Document type: Copy

... The squadron which Sir William Coventry supposed to be in a condition to fight that sent forth by the Enemy is not in a condition to keep the sea, or to subsist in harbour but by credit given them on bonds ...

Particulars are added concerning the arming and pay of the Militia of Munster and the writer continues:

"I agree with your Lordship in grief & admiration how we come into this condition, and would be content to take any pains to redeem the King's affairs out of these great necessities, or to know by what undue means they are brought under them, that the faulty might, as far as they are able make satisfaction, or at least bear the ... punishment due to them". ...


The Case stated, upon the Act of Parliament, concerning the tuition of the sister of Charles James, late Earl of Clancarty, and the administration sent to the Lord Chancellor of England, etc.

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 362

Document type: Copy


The Case of Frances [Macarthy] daughter of Charles, Lord Muskery [and sister of Charles James, Earl of Clancarty], stated by Counsel [N. Plunkett, Thomas Ryan, and J. Bagot], with their opinion upon it

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 364

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 467

Document type: Copy

Communicates some further particulars concerning the pending affairs of the Clancarty family; and also concerning Alderman Barker's Petition to the Privy Council, and the printed "State of the Case of Barker, and others".


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 23 July/2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 589

Document type: Holograph

Incidents of the war in the Spanish Netherlands.

- Signature of the Treaty at Bread "with great expressions of joy upon the Dutchside".


Sir George Lane to Sir Stephen Fox

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 307

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment, on the Duke of Ormond's account, of a sum of fifty pounds sterling, to Mr James Hamilton for the use of the Duke's nephew, Mr John Butler.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 396

Document type: Holograph

Notices the arrival of Sir Jeremy Smith at Kinsale with a rich East India ship, taken from the Dutch, "wherein there was much gold and silver. His Majesty hath promised the proceeds thereof towards the "5,000, for Ireland,- which will be readier money than any other fund will afford". ...


Carlisle to Ormond

Written from: Tynemouth

Date: 24 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 570

Document type: Holograph

Recommends, upon occasion of his passing over into Ireland, John Nicolson, bearer of this letter.


Michel Le Tellier, Secretary and Minister of State to King Lewis XIV of France

Written from: Douay

Date: 25 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 662-672

Document type: Copy; the "apostils" are in the same hand with the text. The heading is "Mémoire pour le Roy"

Submits the particulars of what passed at an interview between himself & the Ambassador of Portugal at the French Court;- reciting what was imparted to him concerning propositions of peace from Spain [the eventual ground, as it seems, of the Treaty of Lisbon, of Feb. 1668] and of the manner of thier exception;- and adding a summary of subsequent conferences, on the relations subsisting between Spain and the United Netherlands, held with Van Beuningen, Envoy of the States General. Enters, at great length, into the affairs of Germany, and adds, for the King's consideration, noted of recent dispatches received.

Apostilled with remarks and decisions, written or dictated by the King.

French.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 540-541

Document type: Original; chiefly in cypher. Subscribed & signed.

After long expectancy, has received Lord Sandwich's letter of June 26/ July 6. Has told Mrs Godolphin that such overtures as the Duke of Medina las Torres made to him, and such only, are capable of making us enter into a League offensive & defensive with Spain. The ill condition of our affairs at home, and the ill reputation of theirs abroad, will cetainly make us to go steady. Enters, at length, into the expectations entertained "in these parts of the world" that Spain will accomodate with France.

Signifies the King's entire satisfaction with his Lordship's good conduct of the business entrusted to him. Adds some particulars of the proceedings of the Dutch Fleet under de Ruyter, at Dartmouth, & in the Thames.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 647-648

Document type:

Decypher of a portion of the Letter of July 25, no. 303.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 26 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 572

Document type: Hologrpah

The French seem resolved to credit their arms, or rather enter [so in MS.] them, upon the weak and ill-defended places of which there now remain few that are like to go off so cheap, as three or four have done already, so that we are to guess what the campaign will yet end in: whether in an attempt this way, or upon Nieuport. ...

The writer knows that "order is given for raising 4,000 or 5,000 [men] in the neighbouring parts of the Empire; but whether these new troops will be of use to make a winter-campaign", he much doubts.


Encloses

Advices of incidents, political and military, in the Netherlands, and elsewhere on the Continent. Addressed to Secretary Lord Arlington.

Written from: Brussels

Date: 26 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 574-575

Document type: Copy

Advices of incidents, political and military, in the Netherlands, and elsewhere on the Continent. Addressed to Secretary Lord Arlington.


A Warrant by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of the County of Tipperary

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 713

Document type: Copy

A Warrant by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of the County of Tipperary, [for the appointment of a Commission under the Great Seal of his Court of the Regalities aforesaid, to mitigate and instal all fines, penalties, & forfeitures, accruing within the same].


St. Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 543-546

Document type: Holograph

Most earnestly wishes that the Duke of Ormond were in England. His Grace will remember the reasons stated for that wish three years ago ... Now, the writer sees, "ever more plainly than he did then" the great importance of the Duke's presence there.

In his, the writer's opinion we are by this Peace, "made whole again & put into a condition capable of great happiness in the future, if we fall out to be well conducted. So, on the other side new errors will be very fatal. There is no state tough [in MS.: "tuffe"] enough to support the long continuance and reiteration of them ...

...

Adds, at great length, an account of a treaty with French merchants for the importation of Irish Wool.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 576

Document type: Holograph

Last night, Sir John Coventry arrived from Breda, with the 'Articles of Peace', as signed on 21/31 current.

... It seems the French dealt very frankly, since the Alternative was consented to, in the utmost latitude, although in the debates they juggled. ...

... The Dutch & Swedes are not only agreed in the main, but even in the circumstances of their pretensions, & their private Articles are signed.

... The enclosed ... verses he ["Jack Denham"] writ, "to redeem himself from the scandal of being reputed a philosopher, by his Majesty, for his graven copy, 'Of Love'. With this, he would have given me that, had he not presumed that my Lord Ossory ... had [already] transmitted ... a copy. This, he says, is so gay & airy, that his Majesty sings it every evening to the tune of 'Which nobody can deny'. His entire 'Poems' modest or immodest,- at least as many as can be collected, for he never kept [the] originals, save of 'Cooper's Hill', & the "2nd book of Virgil's Aeneas- will be shortly in print.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Roehampton

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 578

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of the 16th, with "the glorious account of the soldiers ... and their cheerfulness" ...

The writer goes on th repeat the current news and rumours of Court and town ... [as in letters already calendared], ... and adds some particulars concerning the Duke's family connexions.


William Ross to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 580

Document type: Original

A letter of news; with some notice of incidents relating to the Earl of Clancarty's family.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 512-513

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letters of 16th and 20th inst ... Reports what has been again said to the King in Council "as to the ascertaining the £50,000 [due to the Duke of Ormond], upon some fund, as so often promised"; and also the observations of the Commissioners of the Treasury, and of Mr Vice-Chamberlain, upon the same subject ...

Sir John Coventry arrived on the 26th, with the Treaties signed, according to the late Instructions ...


Enclosure 1

Sir William Coventry to Arlington

Date: 26 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 514

Document type: Breviate

Reports particulars of prizes, brought into Galway, & of their disposal. ...


Enclosure 2

Sir William Coventry to Arlington

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 514

Document type: Breviate

It is his Majesty's pleasure that the East-India prize; the Hope; and Hercules of Henlope, all brought to Kinsale by Sir Jeremy Smith, be not taken into the hands of the Prize Officers of Ireland. ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 170

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of July 16. ... With all that the writer & his assistants can do, in urging the need of it, they "cannot yet get the money for Ireland settle". ...

The House of Commons passed a vote, nemine contradicente, to desire the King to disband the new raised army ... We now grow too hard for the Dutch in the Thames, and have lately destroyed eleven of their fireships, and a frigate or two,- as 'tis written ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 499

Document type: Holograph

Gives Particulars of various affairs concerning Naval Prizes, & the claims of the Lord High Admiral thereupon ...

Regrets that the Lord Lieutenant should be in such great need of the promised £50,000 for the service of Ireland,- "now that his Majesty's Exchequer is so little able to furnish it". ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 120-121

Document type: Copy

Gives some particulars concerning assignments sent to defray military changes in Munster ...

Upon what his Lordship reports concerning McFinnin, orders are sent to the Duke's Commissioners in Kerry to continue him in his farm ...

Whether the lands & woods mentioned in Lord Orrery's letter [of July 23] belong to the Duke is more than he now knows, but until that be ascertained, the stop may be continued,- upon due application by the officers;- the writer "being very sensible of Sir William Petty's dexterity, and not so very confident but that those employed by me may be apt to pretend to more than belongs to me, which if they have done, it has been without direction ... Hitherto that estate has brought no profit". ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 485

Document type: Copy

Desires the sending of speedy orders for the delivery by Sir Jeremy Smith to the Earl of Orrery of ten guns to be taken out of the Dutch East-India prize, and to be employed for the better security of Kinsale harbour ...


Encloses

Orrery to Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 485

Document type: Copy

Reports the need of additional guns for the security of the Harbour of Kinsale.


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Athlone

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 403-404

Document type: Holograph

Reports the desire of the Governour of Galway for the erection of a block-house or battery at a point described. Requests the appointment of a competent officer, should the proposal be approved, to direct its effective execution.

Notices certain questions as to the pay of the Army, and also the popular dislike of the "Collectors of Hearth-Money", evinced in several parts of the Kingdom ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 264-265

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of July 21st.

The fire-ships have had ill success; but the Treaty prospers. The Chancellor is very kind to the writer, and is now acting for him [respecting a military command] in a matter which he, the Chancellor, hopes to end very shortly. When the writer sees the issue, he will immediately withdraw Lady Ossory from Goring-House, either to Ireland or to his lodging here; although, he adds, "my brother Arlington's kindness is such as to value much more our company, than the change it brings with it" ...


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 582

Document type: Holograph

... Flanders is like to be entirely lost this summer. Oudenarde was taken on the first of August, N.S., by assault. A lost was yielded, without opposition. Dermonde is now besieged, and, as the writer believes, Brussels. ... The Hollanders threaten to employ an army to join with the Spaniards; and have victualled their fleet until the end of October. ...

A war against the French, continues Lord Carlingford, "is lately proclaimed in Madrid, and an offer made to our King giving the title of King to his brother-in-law, which, I hear, he will not now accept; being engaged to the French to continue in war for ten years". ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy

Transmits certain directions for Officers of the Fleet upon the Irish Coasts, received from Sir William Coventry ...

Thinks Mr Southwell of Kinsale the fittest person Lord Orrery can employ for the inspection of certain stores ...

... There are things in the "Articles" [of Peace] that "will not please, & that of themselves are hard enough to digest, but a good or ill Peace is to be measured by the State we are in to make War; and I cannot", adds the writer, "easily imagine any terms too hard to be borne, by that rule" ...


Short Heads of the King's Speech to both Houses July 29

Date: 29 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 771

Document type: In the hand of Lord Wharton


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 541-542

Document type: Holograph

Imparts some further particulars of pending negotiations with certain merchants in France, concerning proposed purchase of Irish Wool...

Mentions advices received from Flanders of incidents of the war.


O'Muledy to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 584

Document type: Holograph

The treaty of Peace between ... the two Monarchies [England & Spain] ... is ... considered as "an infallible omen of lasting happiness" ...

No public concernment, of this nature, does the writer remember ever to have heard more applauded ...


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 30 July/9 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 620

Document type: Holograph

A recital of various incidents of the war; with some notice of pending political affairs.


Encloses

A Schedule of the Names of Prisoners taken by the Prince of Ligne, in an engagement near "Indoyne" on August 6th inst with notes thereupon

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 619

Document type: Original. Misbound

A Schedule of the Names of Prisoners taken by the Prince of Ligne, in an engagement near "Indoyne" on August 6th inst. with notes thereupon.

French.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 516-517

Document type: Holograph

Inasmuch as Lord Ossory, "useth more than ordinary conjurations" to the writer to write all that he knows to the Lord Lieutenant, it may be well to vindicate himself on this point by assuring his Grace that, during this whole year, and as early as possible, the writer has told all that came to his knowledge of any moment. If, at any time, he has done so scantly, "it hath proceeded from dissatisfaction ... to write how bad our condition was", ... to the help of which his Grace, at that distance, could contribute nothing ... Now, God be thanked, we are fairly delivered from the War. Sir John Coventry went away last night, with the Ratifications of Peace. ... But there is a war, and a discontent, in the generality of men's minds, that looks terrible to us ...

Adds, at great length, particulars of proposed expedients concerning the Revenue & its issues. ...


Petition of Albert Conyngham, esquire, Lieutenant of his Majesty's Ordnance [in Ireland] to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 139v

Document type: Copies

Prays for leave of absence.

[With the Order.]


Petition of Deborah Culme, widow to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 139v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against the Earl of Mountrath, Captain of a Foot Company in the Army of Ireland.

[With the Order.]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 359

Document type: Holograph

Mentions some of the intructions given to the English Envoys, in the recent negotiations.

Speaks of the recent and exceptional numerousness of the attendance in Parliament, adding; "I have never seen a greater assembly, or greater preparation for animosity, within those walls". And then continues:- "Poor Abraham Cowley is dead of a pleurisy. How his remaining papers are disposed of, I know not.- All that appears will certainly be printed". ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 30 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 266

Document type: Holograph

Has obeyed the Duke's commands in obtaining the letter written by his Grace to the King (which he now returns) in whose pocket it remained; "so that, I believe", adds Lord Ossory, "no one else has seen it".

Plays often at tennis with the King, and is now suffering from a severe cold caught thereby. ...


A further Order by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland]... [in the matter, depending in the Court of Claims, between William Baxter, & others, assignees of Lewis Dick & Thomas Cunningham, of the one part; and persons not herein named, of the other part]

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 31 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 586

Document type: Certified Copy


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 31 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 516-517

Document type: Holograph

A further report of incidents of the war in Flanders, and also of political matters.


Memorial of John Dwigin to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland containing information concerning the proceedings of certain disaffected persons in the Province of Connaught

Date: 31 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 588

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 343

Document type: Copy

A joint letter from the LIeutenant & Council is herewith transmitted praying the King to allow of the payment of the £50,000, so long designated for his service in this Kingdom, out of the money brought in a prize into Kinsale, if it will extend so far, and if not, the defect to be supplied out of the produce of other goods.

... One Martin, an Irish merchant of Galway, ... hath offered considerable sums, to the vice-admiral & other officers here, to favour the freedom of the said ship; ... and the Captain of here is secretly embarked for England, and there may be directed by Martin "how to make successful applications". ...

Adds a PS. relating to Barker's Case.


The State of the Case touching the St Katherine Prize, surprised at Ennisboffin [? in MS.: "Inishbuffin"]

Date: 31 July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 488

Document type: Original?

Humbly presented to Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond]'s consideration by the Farmers of his Majesty's Customs [of Ireland].


News-Letter, containing Advices from the principal Ports of England, Wales, and Ireland

Date: July 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 119


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Hearing is to be had of the matter referred to in two several Petitions sent herewith; and the Lord President is to compose the differences therein set forth, if so he can.


Enclosure 1

Petition of Colonel George Walters to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110

Plaint against Colonel Manley. With the usual prayer.


Enclosure 2

A [further] Petition of Colonel George Walters to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110

[on the same subject, as the above.]


Instructions and Rules, [directed] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland to be observed by the Muster-Master General, and ... the officers ... of his Majesty's army, ... as also ... by the train of artillery and wardens here

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 40-42v

Document type: Copy


Colonel John Gorges to Ormond

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 593

Document type: Original

Reports what has been done for the strengthening of the Garrison of Derry, since the receipt of the commands of the Lord Lieutenant & COuncil of July 19th, addressed to the Lord Bishop of Derry.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 518

Document type: Holograph

By his Majesty's command, sends an express to give the purport of advices received from Plymouth. De Ruyter appears to be preparing his great squadron for some fresh exploit, that he may have time to execute before the Peace can take effect. ...

Probably, he may attempt the retaking of the late prizes; and the doing of some further mischief at Kinsale ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 501

Document type: Holograph

Information concerning the presumed designs of the Enemy at sea. ...


Ormond to [Kingston?]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Examination is to be made of the allegations contained in a Petition, herewith transmitted.


Encloses

Petition of John Dwiggin [Duigan?] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110

Document type: Copy

Plaint of robbery, against certain soldiers of Lord Berkeley's horse-troop.

With the usual prayer.


Petition of John Dwigin [so in MS.] to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 139v-140

Document type: Copies

Prays his Grace's written Order [Petition recites receipt of a verbal order from the Duke to that effect] to Captain [Henry] Gilbert, for payment of certain monies issued from the Exchequer for capture of Tories.

[With an Order thereupon.]


Petition of Sir James Graham to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 140

Document type: Copies

Has just cause of suit against Lieutenant Nehemiah Donnellan ... Prays license to prosecute the same.

[With the Order]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 595-596

Document type: Holograph

Lord Bridgman, like many other wise men, thinks the "convening us [the Parliament] to Westminster very unseasonable, & the rather because he doubts it will put a necessity on the King of allowing their Assembly" [on] "Oct 15th, which his Majesty might, without the least umbrage, have again prorogued to the next year; but many members, disappointed in their passionate expectations, will be yet more exasperate, if denied to vent their petulant humours in a full Assembly, and spread the infection through their respective counties" ...

... "The Commissioners of the Treasury make strict disquisition [so in MS.] into the fees of all officers, and will not admit to the new Treasurer of the Navy to take poundage of the Victuallers ... As to the King's Household, ... it is said that whereas there was a frank allowance called 'waste', viz. when officers of the Household carried their friends into the cellar, pantry, pastry kitchen, &c, they might entertain them & be allowed it, on account of 'waste'; Now that no house is kept, no cellar stored, or any person but themselves ... admitted the waste exceeds the proportion of the most lavish of K. James, K. Charles I, & K. Charles II whilst the tables were [kept] up". ...


States General of Netherlands to Van Ghent

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 526v

Document type: Breviate

The extract from the Resolutions of the States General herewith sent is to be kept secret.


An Extract out of the Resolutions of their High Mightinesses the States of the United Provinces

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 526

Document type: Translation


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 520-521

Document type: Holograph

The nearer the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury look into our condition, the more deplorable they find it. The writer may tell his Grace, & him only, that two millions will not pay the precise [so in MS.] debts of the Crown. In what state shall we be when, to the other exceptions the people have to the government, this shall [also] be known?- "And we are [now] in a regular established way of spending £600,000, above the income of his Majesty's Revenue". ...

... Some account of the Advices received from the Continent is added. ...


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 503

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of July 27. ... His Royal Highness, as Admiral, has not the disposal of Guns,- which belongs to the Office of Ordnances, nor that of Prizes, which belongs to the Lords Commisioners, or to his Majesty's immediate direction; so that, in either capacity, the matter referred to [by the Lord Lieutenant] "is regularly out of his Royal Highness' direction".

Need not repeat anything of de Ruyter's threat 'to pull Sir Jeremy Smith out of Kinsale'. The writer does not believe that he will attempt it; still less, that he can do it. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 469-470

Document type: Copy

After giving a summary of what was done, in Ireland, in the case of Barker and his co-appellants, the Duke adds:-

"You wish that business were 'well-over', as if there were some danger in it; and you say 'the King can set it right',- which would imply it to be now wrong. But I know nothing to fear, or to be ashamed of, in that matter. So I will presume to say his Majesty is under greater obligations & honour & conscience to dispose of those lands for the enlargement of the common stock, or for some of the ends of the Act of Settlement, than he is to bestow them on Barker and his companions".


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Lord President's letter of July 30. What the accompanying joint letter of the writer & the Council leaves unanswered thereof, shall be noticed by Tuesday's post.


Transmits therewith (1)

Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110v

Instructions, given upon occasion of the President of Munster's letter of 30 July.


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Daniel O'Brien

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 110v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A letter of thanks, for advertisement of shipping, seen off Lupus Head.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond to Donwaldo [so in MS.] Prothero to be Cornet in Viscount Shannon's Troop

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 38

Document type: Breviate


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond to ... [the first name is laft in blank in this breviate] Dallycourt to be Quartermaster of the troop above-named.

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 38

Document type: Breviate


Another Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond for the translation of John (Parker) Bishop of Elphin, to the Archbishopric of Tuam, and Bishopric of Kilfenora (see under "July 22"); with some variations of form

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 27v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book


Baron d'Isola to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4/14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 601

Document type: Holograph

Dares not promise himself the happiness of a retention in the Dukes memory of their interview at Brussels, but for his own part can assure his Grace of the veneration he has ever since retained for his Grace's character ...

Mentions the circumstances attendant on the seizure of the Genoese vessel The Sacrifice of Abraham; his conviction that she is not a lawful prize; & his petition thereupon to the King in Council. ...

Entreats an order from the Lord Lieutenant for a stay of all disposal of the ship or of its contents, until his Majesty's pleasure shall be notified, upon the petition aforesaid.

French.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 5 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 597

Document type: Holograph

... That is arrived "which was commonly wished [so in MS.] here, I mean the siege of Dermonde, though the loss of it will endanger the country,- as the good defence may save it".


Encloses

Advices of various incidents, Political and Military, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Addressed by Sir William Temple to Secretary Lord Arlington

Written from: Brussels

Date: 5 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 599-600

Document type: Copy

Advices of various incidents, Political and Military, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. Addressed by Sir William Temple to Secretary Lord Arlington.


Petition of Matthew Field to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 140-140v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Henry Sharpe, alleged to have enlisted in the Army expressly with intent to defraud petitioner of his remedy at law.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 607

Document type: Holograph

The general report in town is that the Dutch make two further propositions: (1), that the War shall not determine in their seas: (2), that if Harman take any of their East-India Fleet, they may be restored.

The latter proposition is so extravagant that the writer cannot, he says, give credit to the report.

...

Lady Clarendon returned from Tunbridge very weak, but not, it is hoped, in danger.


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Derry

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 609-610

Document type: Holograph

Finds the Province to be very quiet; the Garrisons in a good posture of defence; and the country far from any apparent disturbance. Some private mutterings there are, indeed, amongst the common people, especially against the Church-government ... but they can do very little harm. ...

Adds various military and financial details of service.


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Derry

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s).

Document type: Holograph

A report of various minute details of military service; relating, more particularly, to army-stores and fortifications. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 524

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Will take the first opportunity of presenting to his Majesty, the letter of the Lords of Council in Ireland of 31st ultimo, which, with his Grace's letter of the same date, came to hand yesterday.

... With reference to the proceedings in Barker's case, would feel very glad to be assured that if the thing gained here for the Crown, Mrs O'Dempsey [in MS.: "Dempsy"], or rather my Lord of Clanmalier, in whose name she solicits, may have a share in it; and the writer, thereby, a singular obligation to his Grace.


Arlington to Lane

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 522

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Entreats the favour of the sending Alderman Dee's foot-company to Clanmalier, where the writer's tenants are much threatened by the Tories.


Advices of the strength of the Naval Force in Kinsale Harbour. Sent to the Admiralty.

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 122

Document type: Copy

Mentions the death of the writer's comptroller, Matthew Harrison - a greater loss he could not have had in a servant. He was knowing, diligent, & faithful. ...

Adds some particulars concerning military & naval service in Munster.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 209

Document type: Copy

In the death of Matthew Harrison, the writer has lost the most useful servant he ever had in his life. ...

For the present, Mr Page must supply his place ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 415

Document type: Copy

By the negligence of the master of the Post-barque did not receive Sir George's letter of 23rd, till he had received, from others, letters of 27th ultimo. Will bring those men to better order, or else make them weary of their employments on this side of the water.

Urgent representations have been made to the King, for leave to obtain the money designed for his service here, out of the Prizes brought into Ireland. ... The reasons for this are of the highest necessity ...

... If they fail, the wants will be overwhelming, before the prints of the Peace can bring relief ...


Ormond to Colonel Vernon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 420

Document type: Copy

Papers concerning Barker's case, that were proved before Commissioners in England, are used at the hearings in Dublin are herewith sent ... If the Lords [of Council, in England] will hear counsel in the matter, Vernon is to retain [in MS.: "entertain"] the best he can get, and the Duke will be answerable for the charge: "being much concerned that, whatever may become of the land, the determination [made in Dublin] may be found at least reasonable, and upon good grounds". ...


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 422

Document type: Copy

Thinks that there will be good leisure to think of fortifying the Harbour of Galway, before another war: this being doubtless at an end. ...

Assignments for four months' pay [of the Army] are gone out; others for two months more will quickly follow. ...

Mentions the lamented death of Mr Harrison, of a fever,- and of four doctors. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 60

Document type: Copy

... In a joint-letter, the writer & Council have desired of the King that they may receive the money, designed by him for Ireland, out of the money & product [so in MS.] of the [Naval] Prizes, brought into, & secured by, the Harbours of this Kingdom,- which gives some title to have shares out of them, & will ease the funds of England. ...

What Lord Anglesey proposes touching his accounts [as late Vice-Treasurer of Ireland], seems to the writer reasonable;- Sir Daniel Bellingham being very diligent in preparing to pass them. ...

Adds, at great length, some particulars of "Barker's Case". ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 345

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning (1), the financial affairs of Ireland;- (2), the justice and impartiality of the grounds and reasons upon which the late judgment in Barker's case was delivered by the Lieutenant and Council here.


Annex 1

Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland jointly to the King

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). [not given]

Praying for relief to his Majesty's affairs here, out of the proceeds of certain Prize Ships, brought into Irish Harbours.


Annex 2

An Answer to the Petition of Alderman Barker, and others, presented to the Lords of the Council of Ireland

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). [not given]


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 486

Document type: Copy

... The time that will be allowed for hostilities after Peace shall be proclaimed, keeps my Lord of Orrery on his guard to his own great trouble, & the King's expence. And when we shall be in ... peace, it may yet be fit,- as it will be easy by degrees & good ... overseeing.- to put that harbour [viz. Kinsale] in a lasting defensible condition.

Adds particulars of the representations made by the writer & Council, to the King, concerning the necessity of more sufficient supplies, for his service in Ireland.


Ormond to Dungannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 111

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that inquiry may be made concerning certain pretensions and offers of Sir John Hume [In MS.: "Humes"], relating to the Militia in Ulster; and a report sent thereupon.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond for the drawing up of a Fiant

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 6 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 28

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond for the drawing up of a Fiant, as well for the donation of the Bishopric of Elphin (now void by the translation of John Parker to the Archbishopric of Tuam), to John Hodson, D. D., Dean of Clogher; as for his consecration and restitution to the temporalities, &c.


Burlington to Ormond

Written from: Lanesborough

Date: 7 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 611

Document type: Holograph

My Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] expresses a very earnest desire that the Lord Lieutenant would prevail upon Lord Orrery to be present next session, in Parliament.

... Both the Chancellor & the writer believe that, as well in the capacity of a Parliament man, as in that of a Privy Councillor, Lord Orrery may be useful to the King's service. ...

Notices a conference with Lord Arlington "about the next troop", for the writer [meaning, his commission for a Troop of Horse in the Army of Ireland].


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 548

Document type: Holograph

Preparations are being made for the Parliament, by the doing beforehand of many things they would probably attempt themselves, if not so prevented ...

The Spanish treaty is arrived, just within the time prescribed for ratification. The Ambassadors from Breda are not yet come. ...


Ormond to Brabazon [Eldest son of the Earl of Meath; and a Captain of Horse in his Majesty's Army in Ireland]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 August 1667 [1668?] [In MS.: "1667"; but entered with the correspondence of the year 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 119v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Present answer is to be made to certain allegations, which concern Lord Brabazon, & are contained in a Petition herewith communicated.


Encloses

Petition of Laurence Borrell, and the rest of the poor Inhabitants and Farmers of Clonturke, in the County of Dublin to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [July?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 119v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Plaint of damage committed, - in the year 1664,- on the corn & grass belonging to petitioners; with further plaint that, although Captain Lord Brabazon made thereafter certain stoppages of pay, and rent, partly from offending troopers; partly from an offending tenant, on account of the said damage, he hath said nothing to the suffering petitioners. With the usual prayer.


Ormond to the Lord Chief Baron Bysse

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 111r-v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning one William Huggins, a prisoner, - mentioned in a previous letter to the Sheriff of the County of Dublin.


Enclosure 1

An Information ... addressed by William Huggins, aforesaid to the Lord Howth

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 111v


Enclosure 2

Lord Howth to William Sommers

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 111v

[Particulars concerning William Huggins, a prisoner at Kilmainham]


Petition of Robert Kerresforth to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 140v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant John Byron, and others.

[With the Order thereupon.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 667

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Further directions concerning the grant to be made to Robert Leigh, esquire, of the Manor of Rose-Garland, & other lands & hereditaments, in the county of Wexford, and elsewhere, in Ireland.


The Information of Gillespie ["Gillaspick" in MS.] Macdonnel [concerning the foreign correspondence of disaffected Romanists in Ireland]. Given to his Grace the Lord Lieutenant.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 613

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Lane.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 550, 551, 544 [In the binding of this volume of the Carte papers, the several leaves of this Letter of Aug. 8 have been misplaced]

Document type: Original; chiefly in cypher, subscribed and signed

Neither of the copies of the Treaty forwarded by Lord Sandwich has reached Whitehall; that sent to Bilbao miscarried; that to Captain Hubbard [Hobart?] came not with the Fleet. States that the Spanish Ambassador presses His Majesty to furnish a body of Foot for service in Flanders. But under present circumstances, no good Counsellor can advise H.M. to enter on any hazardous designs. Adds some further particulars of French successes in Flanders, and of the proceedings of the Dutch Fleet under De Ruyter.


Decypher of a portion of Lord Arlington's Letter of August 8 to Sandwich

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 552


Petition of John Brereton of Dublin, merchant to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 141

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against John English, one of his Grace's servants.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Anthony Basso, of Genoa, Commander of the Ship, the Sacrifice of St. Abraham, to the King

Date: [8 August?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 145

Document type: Original


Appended thereto is

An Order, by the King in Council for the superseding of all proceedings in the Vice-Admiralty Court at Galway, concerning the ship called Sacrifice of Abraham, named in the Petition calendared above

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 145


An Order in Council, for the pulling down of the Citadel of Londonderry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 617

Document type: Minute

An Order in Council, for the pulling down of the Citadel of Londonderry.


O'Muledy to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 8 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 603

Document type: Holograph

Recommends to his Grace the bearer of this letter [not therein named], " a worthy gentleman - camerade of my Lord Sandwich's train", now about to visit Ireland.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 615

Document type: Holograph

Confidence in his Grace's favour was the writer's chief inducement to undertake a public employment in Ireland.

Lord Anglesey & he have endeavoured to get a fund "for those £50,000, assigned, as it was promised, upon the eleven [in MS.: "ii"] months' [?] tax" ...

All they could obtain, by their utmost urgency, is "that they should have it" [the money] "out of the prizes that are, or shall be, brought into Ireland".


St. Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 622

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of 16th inst. Imparts some particulars as to the signing of the Treaty at Breda and some incidents of war.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 624

Document type: Holograph

Lady Clarendon (having been speechless for forty-eight hours), died yesterday [August 9] about 7 o'clock, P.M ...

Can say little now, except that at the last meeting of H.R.H. [Duke of York] with his Commissioners, no mention was made of any lands relating to the Duke of Ormond.

Adds some notice of late naval advices.


Clifford to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 628-629

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of the nomination and proceedings of a "Committee for Retrenchments" in the Charge of his Majesty's Household.

His Grace will receive from others the orders in Council concerning Ireland, as to its own Revenue and Charge. ... As to the "£50,000 expected from hence", the writer begs the Duke's belief that he has not been wanting in his endeavours that it might have been [effected] to his Grace's satisfaction; "but the scarcity of money is such that it was impossible to have it from hence in specie". ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Holograph

Communicates proceedings, in Council, upon the affairs of Ireland; and the conclusion, at last arrived at, that what Prizes are now in Ireland, "excepting Sir Jeremy Smith's East India one", should go to the present help of that Kingdom ...

... Adds an account of some foreign Advices; and also of an intended visit, with Lord & Lady Ossory "and the children",- against the advice of Father Patrick,- to More Park.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 124

Document type: Copy

Cannot believe that the design of the Dutch is upon Kinsale harbour, but the preparations for its defence are most necessary ... Will not expect Lord Orrery at Kilkenny, until it is certainly known where the Dutch are, or until acts of hostility must cease in these seas.

There is a report as if Sir George Carteret were putting off his new place of Vice-Treasurer to some other person. The first change was inconvenient; another would be intolerable ...


Ormond to Colonel Edward Cooke

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 425

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for taking charge of the writer's small affairs at Moor Park.

... Here, all expectations are bent upon the proclaiming of Peace, and men are preparing to make early use of it. Trade has long been starved, and men run to it now as fast as Colonel Cooke & the writer used to run to dinner, after a sharp morning's hunting.

The ships and prizes at Kinsale are [still] terribly threatened by the main body of the Dutch fleet. But, if any hurt be received there, no confidence is to be put in rooms & batteries ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 62

Document type: Copy

Has received the Earl's of 10th inst ... States the purport of a Letter also received, by the same dispatch from the Lords of Council. ... Doubts that some advantages of the peace must be felt [in Ireland], before it will be fit to move for new subsidies ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 492

Document type: Copy

The advertisements & orders enclosed in Sir William's letter of 2nd inst, were immediately transmitted to Kinsale ... Like advices were sent by Sir Thomas Allen to Sir Jeremy Smith ...

The ship pretended to be of Genoa is adjudged a good prize at Galway. An offer of about £1,000 was made to Sir Oliver St. George to favour her freedom. ...

What may follow an appeal, and 'industrious solicitations' in England is much apprehended, from the success a very valuable ship had there, upon the like occassion ...


Encloses

An Account of late Proceedings in a Naval Prize-Cause, upon appeal in England

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 492

Document type: Copy


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 147

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The passport for the ship Sacrifice of Abraham was obtained at the request of the Baron d'Isola, the Emperor's Envoy, who has now desired of his Majesty an order for stay of proceedings concerning that vessel. The writer is desirous that the Envoy should receive all satisfaction therein and encloses to his Grace the Order made in Council to that effect which he hopes may receive all possible favour, upon his Entreaty,


Warrant, by the Marquess of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in pursuance of an 'Act of Council', dated 9th August, 1667, for the demolition of the citadel of Londonderry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Marquess of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in pursuance of an 'Act of Council', dated 9th August, 1667, for the demolition of the citadel of Londonderry,- "erected by the late Usurpers so contiguous to the Church there, as [that] it is a great nuisance to the Church, and perhaps was purposely so intended by the erectors".


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond for the drawing of a fiant, containing his Majesty's presentation of George Burdett, Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Deanery of Leighlin, now void by the voluntary resignation of John Nearne

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 28-28v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing of a fiant, containing his Majesty's presentation of George Burdett, Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Deanery of Leighlin, now void by the voluntary resignation of John Nearne.


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Boyle

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 361

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of Aug. 6, and will wait upon his Grace at Kilkenny.

Finds that "the Tories who have hitherto given us most disturbance", are now ready to come in, upon reasonable conditions.

Regrets the Duke's loss of an excellent servant in Mr. Harryson, and mentions what has been done upon assignation of certain bonds given by the deceased gentlemen. ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 398

Document type: Holograph

"At Council, with much ado, we got the best fund we could for the £50,000 for Ireland, which is (I) all the prizes in Ireland, except the money at Kinsale", [see no. 61] "and [except also] the provisions for shipping; and (II) the £50,000 due to the King for the Act of Explanation; out of the credit and first money, of both, to raise £50,000 for Ireland" ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 268

Document type: Holograph

Lord Windsor begs from the Duke the reversion of Mr Ware's place for his son.

Has just had an opportunity of speaking with the King, as to the matter negotiated by the Chancellor. The King expressed a view of it, very different from that which the Chancellor had led Lord Ossory to expect; saying that, at this time, the proposal was inconvenient. Upon which, the writer, as soon as he could, "broke off the discourse". ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 262-263

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter to Lord Arlington on the condition of Ireland was read in Council this day. And a Council letter thereupon will be returned. The writer thinks himself bound to add that Sir Paul Davys' style in no respect gives advantage to the matter he speaks to.

Presently, the Duke will be asked to furnish a statement of the receipts and disbursements, year by year, in Ireland, for the whole period of his Government. And such a return will be to his honour.

Will be glad if the Duke shall give order for a ship to carry Lady Ossory to Ireland. For himself, he will either accompany her, or will stay in England, as his father may direct. But he thinks that, at present, his stay might be useful ...


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Pembroke

Date: 11 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505v

Document type: Copy

The Tiger and Elias are here. The Mermaid is gone out to chase a Privateer from before this Harbour.


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Berwick-[on-Tweed]

Date: 11 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505v

Document type: Copy

The Scots had four prizes brought up last week into Leith.


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Falmouth

Date: 12 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy

Twenty sail came from the West & stood Eastwards.

The Summer-Islands merchantmen from Bermudas ... escaped the Dutch, & are come in here safely.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 624-625

Document type: Original [with record of Enrolment]

Directions to be given to the Barons of the Exchequer for thr discharge in that Court of certain lands, in the Queen's County, which are adjudged and decreed to Peryam Pole, esquire, as an Adventurer for Lands in Ireland, and now by him assigned to Sir Edward Sutton, Bart.

With other directions, concerning the judgment & decree aforesaid.


Colonel Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Highnam

Date: 12 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 363

Document type: Holograph

Reports what has been done by the writer in respect to certain preparations for planting upon the Duke's Estates.

Communicates news of the Cavendish Family, and of other of the Duke of Ormond's connections. Asks his Grace's advice as to the best route for the writer's return to Ireland.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 632

Document type: Holograph

The Virginia Fleet, consisting of fourteen merchantmen full-laden, with the Frigate Elizabeth, have been burnt by the Dutch. Great apprehensions are entertained of more mischief upon the Coast ...

The Commissioners of the Treasury bring a terror upon all bankers, accountants, patentees, &c. but the storm will pass over. ...


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 634-635

Document type: Holograph

Though generally wished for before its conclusion, the Peace, now, is by many condemned, which, adds the writer, "is a greater evidence of their anger than of their judgment" ...

Communicates, at great length, various advices, military & political, received from Flanders; and also some particulars of current incidents, at home, in Court and town. ...


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Derry

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 636

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's commands concerning [the destruction of] the Citadel here; & also the commands of the Lord Lieutenant, & Council, touching the disposal of the meal. ...

In demolishing the Fort, not a stone of the Church shall be stirred; "indeed, it were pity it should, being the handsomest & best-built Church in Ireland". ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 530-531

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further proceedings upon Barker's case; and later Advices from Holland and from Flanders. ...


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Plymouth

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy

Six ships are come in from Virginia. Thirty are now at Favey. Twenty three are gone for Bristol. Thirteen were taken out of St Jamestown Rievr, and five ships were burned (including the Elizabeth Frigate), by four Dutch men-of-war.


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Minehead

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505v

Document type: Copy

This day, we discover twelve or fourteen great ships going up the Channel for Bristol. They are supposed to be part of the Virginia Fleet.


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 507

Document type: Holohgraph

De Ruyter, according to the latest intelligence, was about Scilly. He probably intends for Ireland ...

The 'Ratifications' are expected this day. When the Peace is published notice shall be sent. Till then, hostilities continue, - and for twelve days after in the narrow seas.


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Dartmouth

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy

Fifty-five sail of Dutch ships are in sight. Some are put into Torbay; the rest following. The wind is fair for them to pass up Channel.


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Newcastle-[on-Tyne]

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505v

Document type: Copy

Three of four Dutch capers are come in here. A Dutch caper is plying about Whitby.


Petition of James Mel, of Dublin, Merchant to Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 141

Plaint of debt and of robbery against Peter Warde, a soldier in the Royal Regiment of Guards, and another.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Captain Sydney Fotherby to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 141v

Document type: Copies

Prays his Grace's directions for allowance of certain pay to Patrick Gernon, a trooper in Lord John Butler's Horse Troop [of which petitioner was Lieutenant] in the Army of Ireland duly mustered & passed, under circumstances stated.

[With the Order.]


Annexed

Certificate, by the Muster-Master General of pay due to Patrick Gernon

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 141v

Document type: Copy


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond to Major Richard Maguire to be Captain of the foot company, late under command of Richard, Earl of Barrymore, which command is now void by resignation

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 39v

Document type: Breviate


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond for Giles Vandeleur to be Lieutenant in the company above-named

Written from: Breviate

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 39v

Document type: Breviate


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond for the printing of 300 copies of the Instructions and Rules for Officers of the Army, of 1st instant

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 43

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 270

Document type: Holograph

Had not time on 10th inst. to mention one passage of the conversation with the King then reported. Referring to the prospect of military service by Lord Ossory in Flanders, the King said he was very well pleased that the Spaniards had thought of the writer; in the event of the course of affairs making the thing practicable, which, at present, was very uncertain.

The writer continues upon excellent terms with the Ambassador [of Spain].


Petition of Edmund Meara M.D., to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [13 August] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy

Recites that certain "unwarrantable practices" were used to Matthew Harrison, his Grace's late Comptroller of the Household and prays inquiry.


Annexed

An Order of Reference of the Petition aforesaid to the President and Fellows of the College of Physicians in Ireland, who are to examine thereinto & to do thereupon "according to the authority ... granted unto them"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 August 1667, noon

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 532

Document type: Holograph

The writer has had but small success in his endeavour "to get his Majesty's bounty enlarged", (according to the Council Letter) towards the service of Ireland. It is now recommended to the Lord Lieutenant that he should endeavour "to get some money advanced by way of loan upon his Majesty's £50,000, in the Act, according to the like course taken here". ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 533

The Clerks of the Council have been advised to rewrite the Council letter, referred to above. The security for the loan which his Grace is asked to recommend is not the Act in Ireland, "which, indeed", adds the writer, "can furnish no such security", but the Act, here, of eleven months' Assessment, passed in the last session of Parliament. ... It is really true that upon security of that Act most of the Lords of the Council, and other principal persons, have lent considerable sums. ...


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Hull

Date: 14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy

The Oxford hath brought in a prize,- a new ship of 250 tons from Greenland,- well fought.


Admiralty Advices

Written from: Bristol

Date: 14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 505v

Document type: Copy

The Richmond, Dartmouth,and Little-Gift are come in to victual; and will return for Kinsale.


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 155

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

The Lord Lieutenant's letter of July 30 has been read to the King in Council. His Majesty is pleased, in lieu of the £50,000, heretofore directed to be transmitted into Ireland, in specie, for payment of the arrears due to the Army. &c.,- to allow to his Grace, for the like purpose, certain prizes now in the ports of that Kingdom; with various exceptions herein recited.


[Note of the] Publication of the Peace between England and the United Provinces [of the Netherlands.] ...

Date: 14/24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 276-276v


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond to the Sheriffs of the City of Dublin for the provision of fitting quarters for the "gunners, artificers, and matrosses", belonging to the Train of Artillery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 39v

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond for the printing of 300 copies of the Laws and Ordinances of War, ... bearing date the 4th of October, 1662

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 43

Document type: Copy


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 15 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 534-535

Document type: Holograph

Finding Sir Nicholas Armorer willing to return to Ireland, the writer has encouraged him in that purpose, knowing that it will be useful to the Lord Lieutenant to understand, from one who has been very conversant with all sorts of people here, the true temper of the world ...

... The King recommends Armourer to his Grace's favour; since he is not able to do him any good turn here, at present. ...

Amongst other things Armourer will tell his Grace the whole story, from beginning to end, of Lord Ossory's bargain [with the Duke of Albemarle].


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Drogheda

Date: 15 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 220

Document type: Holograph

The late learned Bishop of Down [Jeremy Taylor] left behind him a sad and (beyond the writer's belief) an indigent, family; towards the better support of which he desired the writer - on his death-bed - to move the Lord Lieutenant that his wife & children might enjoy the next accruing rent, and that Dr Francis Marsh might be his successor,- who is a pious, learned, prudent, sober, man. But the writer begs that the bishoprics may be divided, being preferments for two good men ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy

The death of the good Bishop of Down [Jeremy Taylor] is a great and unseasonable loss to this Church. ...

The writer has told Dr Marsh that what shall be found just & reasonable to do, in consideration of the widow and children, he will readily consent to; & also that he will recommend him (Dean Marsh) for one of the now vacant bishoprics, but not for that of Down & Connor. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

... Lord Orrery is fully as active as the danger requires, & his constitution will bear. ... The Duke wishes to know what is done upon the Chancellor [Clarendon]'s undertaking to speak in Ossory's affairs ... "This is no proper time to draw envy on our family, or to venture money upon places, whilst retrenchment ... is under consideration, & any payments so uncertain". ...


Ormond to Sir Oliver St. George, Colonel Spencer, and others

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 418

Document type: Copy

... Desires that Mr Des meniers [In MS.: "Des meneere"], bearer of this letter - interested in the Genoese ship brought into Galway - may have the countenance of the officers of that Port equally with others having a like interest in the matter.


Minute of the Letter calendared immediately above; with corrections

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 417


Ormond to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 427

Document type: Copy

More than once has the writer read his Lorship's excellent sermon. He thinks it not only convincing, in what it aims at, but so prudent & seasonable that, with the author's good leave, he wishes it to be printed, & to that end has put it into the Chancellors's hands. ...


Ormond to the Archibishop of Canterbury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 429

Document type: Copy

On the 13th inst. died the worthy Bishop of Down, well known to his Grace, & much lamented by his brethren. His death puts at the King's disposal two bishoprics, - Down and Dromore. For the former, the writer recommends the Bishop of Limerick ... For the latter, Dr Marsh, Dean of Armagh; and for Limerick (if vacated by the Bishop's acceptance of Down), Dr Boyle. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 349

Document type: Copy

... Whatever thoughts may be be had of the Peace in England; here, its conditions are not so much inquired after as its proclamation is desired. ...

The condition of Kinsale is said to be such, that there is little cause for apprehension of hurt there ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 351

Document type: Copy

Reminds Lord Arlington of a petition, presented to the King a little before the Dutch attempt upon our rivers, ... in the name of the Earl of Clancarty. Everyday more and more reason is found for the mediation then offered on his behalf. If the full quit rents be exacted, ... the Earl will have nothing to live on, so long as his mother [Lady Muskerry], and his brother shall live.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 353

Document type: Copy

Gives a general recommendation to the King's favour on behalf of Sir Maurice Eustace,- an understanding gentleman who, when he shall be free from the incumbrance of suits, may prove very useful ... to the King's service.


Ormond to Bishop of Meath

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 3

Document type: Copy

Desires the Bishop to print a "prudent and seasonable" sermon, which the Duke has read "more than once".

[Printed in Life of Ormond, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Bishops of Meath

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 3

Document type: Copy, as prepared for the press by Thomas Carte


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 638

Document type: Holograph

Transmits a letter from the Earl of Orrery, and states the Lord Chancellor [Archbishop Boyle]'s opinion thereupon, on its perusal.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 17 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 644

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some further accounts of injuries inflicted by the Dutch upon British shipping.


William Ross to Lane

Written from: [Clarendon House?]

Date: 17 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 646

Document type: Original

Has received Sir George's letter of the 10th inst, wherein he desires the Kng's speech. Cannot send it, because not in print ... Lady Clarendon's death hindered the Chancellor from noticing, as yet, the particulars sent by the Lord Lieutenant concerning the Lady Muskerry, but "my Lord Bridgeman is to be with his Lordship" [apparently meaning o be at Clarendon House, in attendance on the Chancellor] "concerning the same".


Sir William Coventry to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 17 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 509

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further naval intelligence. ...

Thinks that the caution about the German Ship is very seasonable. But can do no service in the matter, having nothing to do with Prize-causes,- either as Commissioner of Prizes, or of Appeals ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 647

Document type: Holograph

The enclosed letter is from the Archbishop's Secretary. He writes only the discourse of some people in the City. ... There being some mention of the Lord Lieutenant's name therein the Archbishop deems it to be his duty to transmit it ... as received [but with the name of the writer carefully obliterated].


A News-letter; addressed to the Archbishop of Dublin, Lord Chancellor of Ireland

Written from: London

Date: 10 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 649-650

Document type: Original


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 126

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the subsistence of the troops in Munster, and other details of the military and naval service of that Province. ...

Financial accounts of the Kingdom generally.


Thomas Page to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 18 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 235

Document type: Copy

The letter sent herewith is intended as a reward to Mr Bryan Jones, for his fidelity to the King during the late troubles in this Kingdom. ...


Encloses

A Letter recommendatory, on behalf of Walter Jones [son? of Mr Bryan Jones above mentioned]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). [not given]


Ormond to the Comptroller of his Household

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 431

Document type: Copy

Directions concerning the appropriation of certain moneys to be received from the Lord Primate for the purchase of the Estate of Corballys;- concerning the Duke's stud;- and concerning some minor household affairs.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 433

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning a payment which the Chancellor-Archbishop is requested to make to Peter Walsh:- on the Duke's behalf, and in order that the Duke's servants may not know Walsh to be a pensioner. ...

Adds mention of Lord Orrery's complaints against Sir Daniel Bellingham, as Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.


Ormond to Colonel Cooke

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 19 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 435

Document type: Copy

Desires the purchase of some horses in England, wishing them rather surefooted than easy; - preferring labour to danger. ...

Notices very fierce storms upon the Irish coast. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 347

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning (1), the defence of the Irish coasts;- (2), the adjudication as lawful prize of the ship Sacrifice, pretended to be of Genoa; and the representation thereupon of the Baron d'Isola;- (3), the exchange of financial offices between Lord Anglesey and Sir George Carteret. ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: Blechington

Date: 19 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 400

Document type: Holograph

Accredits the writer's son [Lord Annesley, afterwards 2nd Earl of Anglesey], who will bring this acknowledgement of the receipt of His Grace's letter of August 6th, and whom his father dedicates to the Duke's service.

Will carry the papers relating to Mr Barker's case, transmitted with the Duke's letter, to London, during the next week. Fault finding with "the proceedings of persons of high place and merit", is, adds the writer, "the common return ... from such whose greatest skill is to dislike the justice and the pains of those, whom they have no heart to imitate" ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 651

Document type: Holograph

Would very eagerly embrace his Grace's invitation to Kilkenny, without delay, but that the writer thinks it necessary [first] to await some accounts from Galway, which he cannot reasonably expect to receive until the Monday following ...

Notices a paper concerning Sir Daniel Bellingham, as received from Lord Orrery, & read at the Council-Board; and also some military reports from Munster.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 536

Document type: Holograph

The world being very inclinable now to put the worst construction on everything will have it that the French will not ratify the Articles [of Breda], but, as the writer believes, without any manner of ground for it ...

Will carefully observe the proceedings of Martin in the Prize cause, in which the Baron d'Isola so much concerns himself. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 128

Document type: Copy

Communicates instructions received from England for Lord Orrery and for Admiral Sir Jeremy Smith [relating to naval prizes], ... and also an extract from an intercepted letter written by the States-General to their Commander at sea, "which may serve for an Instruction to his Majesty's, and for a warning to merchants" ...

Mentions the death of Lady Clarendon; and, in a PS., some further particulars concerning naval prizes. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 213

Document type: Copy

... In the matter with the General [Duke of Albemarle] there is nothing to be done, but to let it rest as a thing given over, ... unless the King himself should speak of it, which, the writer is confident, he will not do. ... Good-natured Princes often give more peremptory denials by attorney, than in their own persons. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 602

Document type: Extract

In case the disposition of Barker's pretensions [i.e. the disposal of the lands claimed by him & his copartners] should be in the King, will readily recommend my Lord Clanmalier to his Majesty as fit to have a share;- if his Lordship will be pleased to stay for such a representation.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 356

Document type: Copy

Has transmitted due advertisements to the Commanders of his Majesty's Ships, as recommended in Lord Arlington's letter.

Adds particulars concerning Barker's case; and also concerning matters of revenue & finance.


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 490

Document type: Copy

... If the Enemy's ships have met with as foul weather, as several of the King's, they will require time & perhaps harbours to repair themselves, before they could be fitted for any such exploit as 'the pulling of Sir Jeremy Smith out of Kinsale'.

... Has not yet received the pleasure of the Lords of Council [in England] concerning the supply of the King's service here. ...


Encloses

Orrery to Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 490

Document type: Extract

Communicates some particulars concerning the late storm at sea.


Ormond to the Lords of Council in England

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy. (In Page's hand).

Has, this morning, received their Lordships' letter, of 14th inst., but at present has no sufficient number of the Irish Privy Councillors to whom to communicate it.

At the next Council meeting, progress will be made in accordance with their Lordships' desires.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 365

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the current opinions as to the causes of the delay in the Flemish packet service. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 67

Document type: Copy

Sir George Carteret's letter of August 9th was quickly followed by that from the Council of England of the 14th.

It is to be regretted that the Treasury did not continue the annual audit of the Financial Accounts of Ireland, "as in former times was the use".

The Duke will give order for the passing of Sir George's license of absence from Ireland; but hopes that a rumour of Sir George's "parting with his Vice-Treasurer's place" is groundless.


Ormond to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland [Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin (afterwards of Armagh)]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

Communicates a copy of a Letter received by the Duke from the Lords of the Council in England, upon matters of finance.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Clifford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 65

Document type: Copy

Lord Arlington sends the writer constant, although not always pleasant, information [on the course of public affairs].

The writer is sorry to find that there is so much reason for the shifts now proposed. He had always understood the late retrenchment of the King's household to be a lessening of former expense. If nothing be saved by it, in money, the alteration can hardly have been well-considered; or else, ill executed.

The letter from the Lords of Council, of 14th inst., came since the writing of the present letter was begun.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 130

Document type: Copy

Is in hope that the arrival of the treaty-ratifications will speedily put an end to acts of hostility ...

Adds particulars concerning the pay of the troops in Munster. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 272-273

Document type: Holograph

Unless some renewed overture be made "in a proper season" the writer will forbear further proceeding in the matter of his intended military service in Flanders.

In all events, he will strive not to deserve blame; and will do nothing of which he need be ashamed.


Martin Folkes to Ormond

Date: 22 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 653

Document type: Holograph

A paper herewith enclosed comes from Lord St. Alban ... As the Peace is now made, the present writer humbly petitions his Grace "to gratify my Lord's expectation".


Encloses

A Memorandum, concerning a sum of Money due to the Earl of S. Alban

Written from: [Colombe?]

Date: [August] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 653. Apparently misbound

Document type: Apparently misbound


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Thurles

Date: 22 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 437

Document type: Copy

How much soever the Chancellor's presence would have added to the writer's pleasures in the country, he is content to want it,- on the ground which his Grace assigns for delaying his visit to Kilkenny.

Adds particulars of some recent correspondence on State affairs; and of some passing incidents.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 542-543

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received Lord Sandwich's despatch of July 19/ 29. Refers to his Lordship's discretion the adjustment of the failure to exchange ratifications within the time prescribed ... Hopes that in the meantime the ship in which the Treaty comes from Cadiz will arrive safely. Adds some further particulars of the movements of the Dutch Fleet and some items of intelligence from the Netherlands. Having been assured that Mr Godolphin's affairs suffer from his absence has obtained the King's sanction for his return to England, subject however to Lord Sandwich's approval.


By the King: A Proclamation for recalling Dispensations with some clauses in the Acts for Encouragement and increasing of Shipping, ... and Navigation, and ... Trade

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 398

Document type: In print. Savoy, J. Bill & C. Barker 1667.


Baron de L'Isola to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 630

Document type: Holograph

Solicits the ord Lieutenant's order for the release of a vessel, belonging to the Writer, which was taken at sea, and carried into an Irish port. ...

French.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 655

Document type: Holograph

Reports the proceedings of the Cuncil-Board at Dublin, during the Lord Lieutenant's absence ... Will presently transmit his Grace's commands to my Lord Primate.

Has, as yet, received no further communication from Mr Stepney. ...


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 657

Document type: Holograph

This day, Peace is proclaimed,- to the satisfaction of many. But the discontents of the people will not,- the writer fears,- be much moderated by it. The subject of discourse is "in calumniating the Government, with reflections on particular persons;- amongst whom our friend my Lord Chancellor is principal; which, with the loss of his Lady, renders him the most afflicted person" the writer ever saw.

...


Richard Jones [the pupil & correspondent of Milton] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 665

Document type: Holograph

The writer's uncle Lord Willoughby enclosed, in a letter to the writer himself, the paper now transmitted. His Lordship directed him to wait upon the Lord Lieutenant with it, in person, but he is at present disenabled by an illness.


Encloses

A Narrative of the late naval and military Expedition to the West-Indies under the Command of Lord Willoughby. Addressed by his Lordship, to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Barbadoes

Date: 19 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 665-666

Document type: Original


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 538

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received his Grace's letter of the 16th inst.

Sends the good news of the proclamation of the Peace, with the King's order for its publication, in due form, in Ireland; and also for communicating the certainty of it to any part of the Dutch or French fleet that may appear near the Coast.


Lords of the Privy Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Council-Chamber, Dublin

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 157

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

Upon communication, by his Grace's order, of the letter of the Lords of Council of England, bearing date 14th inst., the writers gave direction to the Deputy Auditor [of the Exchequer of Ireland], to prepare the accounts therein referred to, together with an abstract of the whole of His Majesty's Revenue in this Kingdom, & of the Charges thereon. ...

Documents relating to various matters of Naval Prize are herewith submitted. ...


Joseph Williamson to Sir George Lane

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 137-138

Document type:

Enclosing another series of Advices, chiefly foreign. July 30-Aug 10.


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond to Daniel Hennessey [in MS.: "Henesy"] to be Quartermaster of the Life-Guard of horse

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 43v

Document type: Breviate


Cooke to Ormonde

Written from: Highnam

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 367

Document type: Holograph

Reports further execution of commission upon His Grace's affairs. Announces his return to Ireland, and the route adopted.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 402

Document type: Holograph

Notices the proclamation of a Peace. Barker's Case is to be heard [before the Privy Council] on the 28th inst.

Adds:- "My Lord Chancellor is the most dejected man, with the loss of his Lady [Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Bart.], as I have seen; and hath never been at Council since her death. ... I cannot but judge your presence here very necessary to the King's service, and [to] your own and [your] friends' safety".


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 132

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning the Genoese ship, brought into Galway, and other naval-prize matters ... Is sorry that, for want of victual, Sir Jeremy Smith is compelled to forego such an opportunity of service, as that proposed to him by Lord Orrery; - the moreso as the men will be as chargeable on shore as at sea. ...


Walter Montagu to Arlington

Written from: Colombe

Date: [August 25]/September 4 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 373

Document type: Holograph

By command of the Queen [Henrietta Maria], asks the secretary to obtain from the King the release, from imprisonment in London, of one "Dugain", an Irishman [more probably, Duggan or Dongan].


Conway to Ormond

Written from: Ragley

Date: 26 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 661

Document type: Holograph

Upon occasion of the death of ... [Jeremy Taylor], Bishop of Down, Connor, & Dromore, and upon supposition that the now-vacant dioceses will be divided, recommends, for promotion to one of them, Dr Rust, at present Dean of Connor.


A Proclamation [by the Lords of the Council in Ireland] for dispersing the unlawful assemblies near Chichester House

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 681

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 215

Document type: Copy

Encloses a letter for the King. ... It is to be delivered when he is alone. If he shall say nothing to Ossory of it, as little is to be said to his Majesty.

Desires to know whether the exceptions taken to Sir P. Davys' letters be to the style or the matter? If the former, it is too late to send Sir Paul to school, & it would be too much labour for the Duke to write his dispatches for him. ... Sir Paul's dialect may be out of fashion in England, but it serves well here.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 358

Document type: Copy

Sir Nicholas Armorer is come with his Majesty's & Lord Arlington's letters. ... And he has discharged himself of the credit given him by his Lordship. ... There will be leisure enough for his story of the Duke of Albemarle's affairs,- which, the writer thinks, cannot at present be with reason further prosecuted ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 667

Document type: Holograph

Reports various particulars relating to prize-goods brought into Galway; and also to alleged embezzlements there.

Notices late advices received from England. ...

Adds, in a PS., later information concerning the matters in litigation at Galway.


Report to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon matters of Admiralty-Procedure in Prize-causes, in England; by William Tanner [a civilian]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 671r-v

Document type: Original

Drawn up in relation to a pending cause concerning the Genoese Ship Sacrifice of Abraham, lately brought into the Port of Galway.


An Inventory and Appraisement of Commodities, found on board the Ship Sacrifice of Abraham, of Genoa

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 669

Document type: Original. [Misbound].

An Inventory and Appraisement of Commodities, found on board the Ship Sacrifice of Abraham, of Genoa.

[The amount is estimated at circa £30,000; with a subjoined note that the aggregated weight of commodities, appraised, is estimated as scarcely half of the full lading of the ship, when taken.]"


Commissioners of Prizes to the Vice-Admiral of Connaught and others

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 679

Document type: Copy [Five signatures]

Instructions as to procedure in the matter of a ship of Genoa The Sacrifice of Abraham, lately brought into the port of Galway.


Lords of the Council in Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 679

Document type: Original [seven signatures]

Report then proceedings concerning (1), certain propositions of Lord Dungannon, in a matter of military stores; (2), a privateer lately brought into the Harbour of Kinsale; (3), the measures taken for suppressing a tumultuous meeting held near to Dublin, under pretence of 'a Fair'; (and 4), the procedure about the Genoese ship lately brought into Galway, & her cargo; and also as to certain mercantile correspondence thereupon.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 682

Document type: Holograph

The common news of the town is that his Majesty intended to send for the seats from my Lord Chancellor. Whether his Majesty Majesty do, or do not, continue fixed in that resolution the writer is unable to report, as yet.

Notices news from Flanders; and also the importunity of L.C.J. Smythe for the writer's "coming to him, against the 15th of October".


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 540-541

Document type: Holograph

His Majesty persuading himself, and advising with the Duke of York in it, that my Lord Chancellor would be much exposed in the next session of Parliament, and that himself & his affairs would be much embarrassed thereby, recommended to H.R.H. the preparing my Lord Chancellor to retire himself; and H.R.H. brought his Majesty such an answer back again, as that he believed the thing would be easily done. ... But since that time, the Duke of York, believing that the Lord Chancellor would suffer much from such a course, has been very earnest with the King "not to continue his mind in it" [so in MS.] ... What the King will finally resolve the writer cannot tell, but it seems to him his Majesty will be prevailed upon to change his mind. ... If he does, the next session of Parliament will be a very troublesome one. ...


Archbishop of Canterbury to Ormond

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 222

Document type: Original

Though we have lost a very learned man in the Bishop of Down, yet the writer is glad he left no more trouble behind him. He was of a dangerous temper apt to break out into extravagnces. Of late years, the writer had much to do to keep him order, & to find diversions for him. Now, those fears are at an end.

His bishoprics are supplied, according to the Lord Lieutenant's desire, by Dr Boyle and Dr Marsh ...

Lord Chesterfield lies very sick, ... but this morning ... gives some hope of recovery. ...


Joseph Williamson to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 131-132

Enclosing a series of Advices chiefly foreign. 20-27 Aug.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 403

Document type: Holograph

On the 25th [the day after the date of Lord Anglesey's last letter to the Duke], ... "The business concerning my Lord Chancellor's losing the Great-Seal became no longer a secret [the circumlocution of this part of the letter suggests that the writer must have known on the 25th., something of the plot against Clarendon, although silent on that subject in writing to the Duke], but was so publicly known, that many, out of zeal to justice and the King's service, interposed with His Majesty in his behalf, that at least he might be left to a fair trial, and not [be] borne down by the cry of the people. And yesterday the Chancellor was ... in his chamber at Whitehall, whither his Majesty came and they had long discourse together: the D. of York also [being] present. In conclusion, after profession of kindness to him, His Majesty said he would consider further: and the business seems to cool more this day".


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 27 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 272-275

Document type: Holograph. [Misbound].

Communicates various personal, financial and family affairs.

There are now hopes of the recovery of Lord Chesterfield [this [the second] Earl of Chesterfield lived until 1713: holding his peerage for nearly fifty-seven years. (1656-1713).], who had been given over by his physicians. When the writer visited him, on the previous evening, he found him reading over his Will, in the presence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. By that Will, he left "his fortune" to his daughter; making the Duke and Duchess of Ormond her guardians.

Narrates, in great detail,- a conversation with Lord Cornbury, on the alleged wish of his father, the Chancellor, to resign the Seals [it would seem that the first intimation of this alleged desire on Clarendon's part was given to the King by the Duke of York]. The idea (as far as was known to Lord Cornbury) was a sudden impulse, upon conviction of a design to dismiss him, and was as suddenly changed ...


Memorial from the Government of the Republic of Genoa concerning the captured Genoese vessel the Sacrifice of Abraham. Addressed to the King of Great Britain.

Written from: [Genoa]

Date: [27 August] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 659

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Copy of part of a Dispatch from Sir William Temple to Secretary Lord Arlington

Written from: Brussels

Date: 30 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 688

Document type: Copy

Incidents of the Campaign in the Spanish Netherlands.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 30 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 785

Document type: Holograph

Communicates advices of political and military affairs in Flanders [not now appended to this letter].


Burlington to [Hinchinbroke?]

Written from: Lannsbrogh [Lanesborough in the county of York]

Date: 30 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 311

Document type: Holograph [without address]

Congratulates him on the completion of a journey. Thanks him for a letter, upon recent overtures, which, it is the writer's desire and hope, may be brought "to a happy conclusion".

Note: Added in pencil: "and the address doubtful".


Commissioners of Prizes to Ormond

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 686

Document type: Original [Four signatures]

Report their late proceedings in the matter of the Genoese Ship, Sacrifice of Abraham, lately brought into the port of Galway, and her cargo.


Encloses

Commissioners of Prizes to the Vice-Admiral of Connaught [Sir Oliver St. George] and others

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 684

Document type: Copy [similarly signed]

Further Orders and Instructions as to procedure concerning the Genoese Prize-Ship, Sacrifice of Abraham.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 690

Document type: Holograph

His Majesty sent for the Seals from my Lord Chancellor, by Mr Secretary Morice, between 7 and 8 of the Clock last night. The writer beseeches Almighty God to grant that the King may find as good a man to keep them. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 542

Document type: Holograph

Last night his Majesty sent for the Seals by Mr Secretary Morrice, notwithstanding all the intercessions used to divert him from that resolution. And this night his Majesty hath given them to my Lord Bridgman, with whom, he says, he will advise concerning his Lordship's successor. "I cannot", proceeds the writer, "but still be of the opinion that not only the public affairs will be bettered by this change, but that my Lord Chancellor will find greater ease by it, than he seems yet to believe he shall". ...

Adds a summary of late Advices from Flanders.


Burlington to [Hinchinbroke]

Written from: [Lanesborough]

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 313

Document type: Holograph

Has much satisfaction in the continuance of his Lordship's correspondence. The most considerable intelligence which he is able to impart in return is that "on Saturday last", three Dutch men-of-war were taken by some English frigates, and brought into Hull; and, with them, two considerable prizes. "Had we by victory in the Thames, as well as in the Humber, ended the war", the writer would be very glad. He is now much the contrary, on account of the news about my Lord Chancellor.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 405

Document type: Holograph

Proceedings in Barker's case are still pending. Probabilities point to a confirmation of the Duke's judgment therein. The writer was with the King, when Mr Secretary Morrice came from Lord Clarendon's house with the Great Seal (Aug. 30.), which the King shut up in his cabinet. Duke of York "has turned Mr Brouncker [in MS.: "Brunkad"] out of his service, for saying that he wondered why H.R.H. would appear so much for the Chancellor & go about to hector the King out of his resolution" ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 31 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 278-279

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the circumstances which attended the removal from office of the Lord Chancellor; to whom, the writer adds, he will continue to shew his respect, until the King himself shall tell him that it displeases him.

The Council is satisfied that Barker's pleas are unfounded; and the King "incensed at the insolency of his petition", as well as at his having libelled the Duke of Ormond.


An Enumeration of Land Claims, under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, heard before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin, from August 1st to August 20th 1667 [?] both inclusive

Date: August 1667[?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 518-519

Document type: Original

An Enumeration of Land Claims, under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, heard before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin, from August 1st to August 20th 1667 [?] both inclusive.


News-Letter, containing advices from the Low-Countries, and from various States of Northern Europe; extending from 9 July to 24 Aug.

Date: August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 121-122

Document type: In Williamson's hand


News-Letter, containing Advices from France and Spain;- from 31 July to 24 Aug. ...

Date: August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 123

Document type: In Williamson's hand; as are also some of the Letters that follow. "Recd. Aug 22nd".


News-Letter, containing various Advices, domestic and foreign; 2-29 Aug.

Date: August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 125-127


Advices, chiefly foreign. July 31 - Aug. 20.

Date: August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 133-136


A State of Proceedings about the Prize-Ship Sacrifice of Abraham, of Genoa

Date: [August] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 605-606

Document type: Original


The Rates and Method how Provision of Meal are to be delivered, out of the Magazines, to the soldiers in Ulster

Date: [August] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 642-643

Document type: Original


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