Carte Calendar Volume 47, September - December 1667

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Carte Calendar Volume 47, September - December 1667

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 47

Extent: 504 pages



Archbishop of Canterbury to Ormond

Written from: Lambeth

Date: 2 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 224

Document type: Holograph

"Lord Chesterfield is well recovered. ... The Bishop of Limerick [William Fuller] is made Bishop of Lincoln. ..."


[A News-Letter, written by Captain R. Forster to the Duke of Ormond]

Written from: London

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 694

Document type: Original

Political and Court incidents. Appeal to the Privy Council in 'Barker's Case'.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 544

Document type: Holograph

Thanks his Grace for a letter of 26th August. Continues his account of proceedings in Barker's case, a final decision upon which, in the Privy Council, is expected on the morrow. Mentions the arrival of De Ruvigny.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 217

Document type: Copy

Is heartily sorry to hear of the attempt to take the seals from Lord Clarendon. ... Those who thought of the writer's passing into England [in MS.: "thither"] did not consider that without the King's command for it, it would be running himself into a greater crime than the Lord Chancellor will be found guilty of. ...

The late Lord Treasurer had a yearly account sent him of the receipts & disbursements here, which is a principal part of what the Lords of the Treasury now desire. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 360

Document type: Copy

... The Peace has been proclaimed here, with all the solemnity the place would permit of; and orders have been sent for the like proceeding in Dublin and other principal towns. ...

The writer is able to give no judgment upon the expedient which the King found, to give himself ease, & the Chancellor [Clarendon] security, at the next meeting of Parliament. If the Chancellor could be persuaded that the demission of his charge would facilitate a good intelligence between the King & his subjects ... he is not so good a servant or so wise a man as it is hoped, he will be found, if he would not ... lay the Seals at his Majesty's feet. ... The King is too good a master to lay him aside - which, in effect, is to condemn him unheard - upon popular clamour, and to uncertain advantage. ...

... Before the King's order for stay of proceedings in the case of the Genoa ship arrived, she was not only condemned by the Admiralty at Galway, but order was given for exposing her to sale, to prevent embezzlement of goods. ...


An Abstract of the Docquets, containing an account of the new Quit-Rents due unto his Majesty out of each County & Province of Ireland, according to the new Settlement of the 'Declaration' [of 30 November 1660]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 334-335

Document type: Original

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, by Francis, Lord Aungier.]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 369

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the "continued firmness of mind", shewn by the Lord Chancellor Hyde, "superior", adds the writer, "to my own expectation, amidst all his misfortunes". Notices some rumours as to the legal changes of office likely to ensue upon the Chancellor's dismissal.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 407

Document type: Holograph

Out of the same fault-finding humour which prevails in English affairs, aspersions in matters relating to Ireland get free currency. Aspersions have been cast, for example, on Sir John Stephens for alleged hastiness of treatment towards one Mr Randal Beckett (now in London), in the matter of billet-money imposed on householders in Dublin.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 280-281

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of the 26th, and that addressed to the King, came yesterday; and the last-named letter was delivered to his Majesty after dinner. The writer believes that the King was about to speak to him upon his contents but the purpose was interrupted by the approach of Lord Lauderdale whose discourse proved tedious, and made the writer withdraw.

Sir W. Coventry has assured Lord Arlington that certain discourses of his at the [Council] Board [upon affairs of Ireland] proceeded from no ill intentions towards the Duke, but merely from a sense of duty.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Highnam

Date: 4 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 371

Document type: Holograph

Asks the Duke to order a Frigate to await the writer at Milford Haven, at the end of the month. Before his return will visit Moor Park to ensure the execution of certain works there in progress.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 553-554

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed. Partly in decyphered cypher.

Informs Lord Sandwich of the transfer of the Seals from Clarendon to Bridgeman, with, he adds, "a great deal of satisfaction to the World and to his Majesty". Communicates the King's desire for the continuance of Lord Sandwich's endeavours towards a stricter union with the Crown of Spain, and for putting it upon the Spaniards to propose the terms.

"In these jealous times", it will be better, he thinks, that Lord Sandwich should avoid joining with the Pope's Ambassador, on any occasion. It would cause prejudice in England.


[A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 166-167

Mentions the marriage of Sir Greville Verney, K.B., with the Lady Diana Russell. Describes various proceedings in relation to naval and colonial affairs. Adds the purport of political and public advices from Portugal, and from Holland.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 697

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of some further incidents of the war in Flanders. ... Mentions, in connexion with them, the unusually "fierce and continual rams", such, he adds, as he never observed the like of "even in Ireland itself".

A Copy of our Spanish treaty arrived here on the preceding night, after the miscarriage of several others [see the letter of the Earl of Sandwich, written from Madrid]. It will be sent over, by the Ambassadors at Breda, for his Majesty's ratification. Joy may be given to his Grace, in particular, upon this peace, "for Ireland's sake".


Sir W. Coventry to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 511

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of August 20. ... The Lord High Admiral is pleased to permit the writer to leave his service, and receives Mr Wren in his place. ...

By some discourse with Lord Ossory the writer has cause to fear that some speech of his may have suffered some misinterpretation so as to give offence to the Lord Lieutenant, which was very far from his intention. ... He had no other object than the King's service - of which he hopes Lord Ossory will satisfy his Grace.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy

Has written to my Lord Chancellor as well to condole the death of his Lady - a particular good friend - as to give assurance of the continuance of friendship and service.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 471

Document type: Copy

Though the writer comes late to let the Chancellor know how great a part he takes in the afflictions undergone, his Lordship will not doubt that he was, at the least, as early and as sensibly touched with them as any man living, save Clarendon himself. ... For the excellent lady he has lost, the writer had as great esteem as for any he ever knew in life. What has since befallen him, is so uncertain, & the grounds of it so unknown, that he is now more amazed, than ever he can hope to be well informed. ...


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Charleville

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 632-633

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Archbishop for letters of the 1st & 4th inst. An account at large, received this day, of the Lord Chancellor [Clarendon]'s business gives the present writer no small trouble. ...

Adds some particulars of matters of finance, and then concludes thus: "I ... beseech you earnestly, now you have the honour to be with him [Ormond], that you will mind his Grace of whatever his enemies may have against him, that he may be the better able to resist the attempt, if it should be made."


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 8

Document type: Copy

Was as early, & as sensibly, touched with Clarendon's afflictions as any man living but the Earl himself. The last is the death of a Lady for whom, says the Duke, "I had as much esteem, as I can have for any I ever knew in my life." ...

[printed in Life, 3, App.]


Orrery to Archbishop Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 173-174

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Archbishop for letters, written from Kilkenny, on the 1st and 4th inst. Has not money enough to make a journey to Kilkenny; if he had, indeed, he durst not now stir out of this province.

Those who have been able to raise this storm against Lord Clarendon will strive to do the like against the Duke of Ormond; but, blow high, blow low, the Duke will find in the writer a faithful Servant.


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 8

Document type: In Carte's hand; as prepared for the press


Copy of the Earl of Orrery's Letter to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Charleville

Date: 6 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 173-174


Sir Richard Kennedy & Mr Justice Stockton to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 698

Document type: Original

Report the case of burglary, tried at their circuit at Trim, wherein Lawrence Daly and others were found guilty and sentenced to death.

Desire to be apprised of the Lord Lieutenant's instructions as to the execution of the sentence aforesaid.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 546

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Recommends a suit of Sir William Courtenay. Mr Comptroller joins in the recommendation.


Memorandum of the appointment by the Duke of Ormond of James Mangelson Archbishop of Armagh to be Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dublin, in succession to Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down, &c., deceased

Date: 7 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 150


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 282

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a conference with Sir William Coventry upon financial affairs of Ireland. Coventry grows daily in credit with the King, whose want of money makes him listen to any talk about the means of procuring it, or of saving expenses. The writer assured Coventry that the Duke's answer to the "Council's letter concerning the Revenue would be satisfactory", as to the Duke's part therein.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 8 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 134-135

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning assignments of money for payment of the troops in Munster, and other current matters of military service in that province.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 8 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 136

Document type: Copy

Neither the Proclamation [of Peace], nor the copy of Secretary Sir W. Coventry's letter, enable the Lord Lieutenant "to judge whether the Harbour of Kinsale, or the seas in that province [of Munster], are included in the Peace or no. ... It is certainly the safest to do as if we were sure they are not; and consequently not yet to remove the army-companies." ...

Is as yet perfectly in the dark as to the grounds of late proceedings against my Lord Chancellor of England, but is very confident that his Lordship will be found to be free from any guilt towards the King ... in matters of government or of judicature. ...


Lane to Sir R. Kennedy and Thomas Stockton

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 698

Document type: Copy

Before the arrival of the Judges' report, and upon an application from Sir Theophilus Jones, the Lord Lieutenant had granted a reprieve for the prisoners named therein, until the next Assizes.


[A Schedule of] Weekly Pensions [charged upon his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]; granted by the Lord Lieutenant and Council, since the 27th July, 1662 [to September 9th 1667]

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 692

Document type: Original


Ormond to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 226

Document type: Copy

It is not sure that Dr Marsh will change his Deanery [Armagh] for the see of Dromore. If he do not, Dromore will best suit Dr Rust, of whom the Lord Primate gives ... good testimony. ...

There is a report that the Bishop of Ossory is dead. ... Dr Nerland, Dean of Kilkenny ... is an Irishman, a good and frequent preacher, and of a very good life. ...

Is utterly in the dark as to the grounds of the late change [fall of Clarendon]. But now that it is done, may hope that there was good reason for it.

The Archbishop's care of Lord Chesterfield could not have more obliged the writer, had the case been that of any of his own sons.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 219

Document type: Copy

... Is curious to know the reason of taking away the Seals from Lord Clarendon - presuming that some reason there is, proportionable to the extraordinaryness of the advice. ...

Will watch all opportunities to serve Sir Thomas Clifford. ...

Ossory will do well to meet any advances Sir William Coventry shall make with much kindness, & not over-hastily to believe the Duke concerned in what he shall say, on occasion of debates concerning Ireland, in which it is fit that Councillors should use freedom. ...


Ormond to Sir Allan Brodrick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 441

Document type: Copy

... Is infinitely pleased to find by Sir Allan's letter that Lord Clarendon entertains the retreat he is brought unto, as becomes him. ...

Sir Allan knows how unwillingly the writer & the Council will be brought to take any part of the remaining work [under the Settlement Acts for Ireland] out of the Commissioners' hands. ... If it were the writer's own affair (howsoever important) he would not, at this time, withdraw the least satisfaction [by continuance in England] from his old friend, but in a matter of so public concernment, he is not at his own disposal.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 64-65

Document type: Copy

... Since the King and Council have been pleased to hear so thoroughly the business of Barker, the writer does not doubt that they will find the judgment given here not so irrational, much less so ill-contrived as he would have it believed to be. Then, what shall come of the land is less the writer's care. ...

If there was good reason for sending for the Great Seal to Lord Clarendon, the writer is sure the custody of it could not be better placed than with Sir Orlando Bridgman. ...

Adds, at great length, particulars of various pending affairs, relating chiefly to the Army and Navy. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 362

Document type: Copy

That His Majesty could not entrust his Great Seal in a better hand than Lord Bridgeman's, will not, the writer thinks, be doubted by any man who knows Bridgeman well; and he hopes that there may be as general an approbation of Lord Clarendon's parting with it. ...


Enclosure 1

Copy of a Letter, addressed by the Earl of Orrery to the Duke of Ormond, concerning the extent of Irish Coast, comprised within the terms of the Preliminaries of Peace

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 362


Enclosure 2

Copy of a Letter from Sir William Coventry to Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Smith, on the same subject

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 362


Ormond to Broderick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 4

Document type: Copy

Deplores the fall of Lord Clarendon but has comfort to hear that the Earl "entertains the retreat he is brought unto, as becomes him."

[printed in Life of Ormond, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Sir Allan Broderick

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 4

Document type: Copy; as prepared for the press by Thomas Carte


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Highnam

Date: 9 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 376

Document type: Holograph

The writer will use his best diligence to supply the Duke's "so material want of horseflesh; though good ones were never dearer, nor bad ones ever cheaper" [than now]. Congratulates his Grace on the recent good accounts from Ireland, of little business and much game.


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 10 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 692-693

Document type: Holograph

One of the Secretaries of State at this Court told the writer that my Lord Ossory is to bring into Flanders, to the Spaniards, 8,000 men.

... The writer desires the more earnestly to know the truth of this report as it is his opinion that it is not possible for the Spaniards to put Lord Ossory into any condition in the least degree suitable to his quality or worth. ...

Lord St Alban's zeal in the matter is awakened as being a Butler, not as 'a Monsieur'. ...


Sir Edward Scott to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 700

Document type: Original

Has been turned out of his employment for being a "Papist". The Duke of Ormond did not inquire what religion the writer was of, when he had the honour to accompany his Grace from Condé. ... Solicits the Duke's favour in his distress.


Ormond to Booth

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 10 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 111v-112

Document type: Copy

Gives further instructions concerning the works at Lanesborough; and requires, more especially, to be informed if any presentiment has been made by the Grand Jury of Leitrim, in relation to monies alleged to have been claimed by Secretary Sir George Lane, out of the fund raised for the works aforesaid.


Petition of Chidley Pigott to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 10 September] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which Petitioner was appointed to an Ensigncy in the Foot-Company, commanded by Sir Thomas Pigott, and states the arrears of pay, due to him in that capacity, which are now outstanding. Prays his Grace's order for their discharge.


Annexed 1

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

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 20 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report, by the Deputy Muster-Master General, upon the regimental service, and outstanding arrears of above-named Petitioner

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order, by the Duke of Ormond upon the Petition of Ensign Chidley Pigott

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150v

Document type: Copy


Brodrick to Ormond

Date: 10 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 380

Document type: Holograph

The writer's brother-Commissioners, Deering [Sir Edward Dering, of Surrenden-Dering] and Churchill [Sir Winston Churchill, father of the great Duke of Marlborough], have kissed the King's hands, upon their departure for Ireland. The writer himself has forborne to do so until the Duke has intimated "the absolute necessity of his attendance".


Warrant of the Court of the Admiralty of England, appointing George Corbet to be Marshal of the Admiralty in Ireland

Date: 10 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 388

Document type: Official copy; endorsed by Lane: "Concerning the Genoa Prize. Shewed me by Mr Martin, the merchant, 25 September."


Sir Thomas Clifford to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 382-383

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of some recent proceedings in matters of public finance. Mentions the reading in Council, on the day before the date of this letter, of a draft Treaty of Commerce with Spain, as sent by Lord Sandwich.


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 494

Document type: Copy

... If neither H.R.H. [the Duke of York] nor the public find inconvenience in the change [intimated by the communication that [letters?] addressed to H.R.H. are no longer to go through Sir William's hands, yet the writer apprehends that he may have a less frequent correspondence thereby. ...

Has not heard a syllable - from his son Ossory, or from anybody else - intimating any misapprehension of any discourse of Sir William Coventry's, other than what he has himself been pleased to writer. ... Could not doubt that his justice to all, & his friendship to the writer, would dispose him not to give credit to injurious insinuations.

... Adds some further explanation of the demands made upon the English Treasury, for the King's service here.


[A Proclamation] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland [for regulating the payment, in due manner and form, of the rents and other debts, due by his Majesty's tenants to the King

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 11 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 396-397

Document type: In print (Dublin John Crooke, 1667)


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant & Council [of Ireland, concerning payments of rents and other debts due to his Majesty]

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 11 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 399-400

Document type: In print (Dublin, John Crooke, 1667)


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 557

Document type: Original; partly in cypher with autograph postscript

Acknowledges receipt of his Lordship's letter, sent by Mr Sheers, together with the Signed Treaties. The Treaty of Commerce was read in Council with universal applause. Adds that his Majesty has ratified that Treaty, & the Private Article, this night.


Samuel Foxon to Ormond

Written from: Cashel

Date: 13 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 704

Document type: Holograph

Reports some particulars concerning the Freemen of Limerick, in relation to pending proceedings upon the Charter of that City.


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 473

Document type: Copy

The first letter that ever gave the Duke the least notice that the taking away of the Great Seal was thought of, was dated 24th August; by letters of the 31st he was assured that it was done. Of the reason, or manner, more than that in general it was said to be for the King's ease, & for Clarendon's security, he is still ignorant. ...

How little soever it can contribute to Clarendon's own contentment, he will not, the writer knows ... refuse him the knowledge of what it may be proper to inform him of. ... The substance of the misfortune is not without many precedents; familiar to Lord Clarendon in History; some, his own experience can furnish. Circumstances may aggravate, or may alleviate; but the succours from within are what make all crosses supportable. It is the writer's hearty prayer that of such succours Clarendon may find plenty. ...

The bearer, Mr Ryves, is one of the writer's family. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 364

Document type: Copy

A week has been spent here in diligent conference on the business of Revenue. The result is that the King is in greater debt to the Army, and otherwise, than his Exchequer is like to pay; yet the debt is not so great as was feared. If Peace continue, there is hope in course of time to overcome it. ... Among the measures to be proposed to his Majesty is the sending hither of £30,000, in milled brass, or copper, farthings, coined; or else of the workmen, tools, & materials, requisite for the coining of them here.

Answer to his Lordship's letter of 14th August, and an account of the Guinea ship, come to Lord Arlington from the Council Board. ...


Ormond to Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 8v

Document type: Copy

The first intimation given to the writer of any intention to take away the Seal was of August 24. Is most anxious for the knowledge of whatever it may be proper that Clarendon should impart to such a friend.

[printed in Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Clarendon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 9

Document type: In Carte's hand; as prepared for the press


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 706

Document type: Holograph

Court news and incidents. Return of the Ambassadors, Holles & Coventry. Birth of another son to the Duke of York.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 550

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of 3rd inst, and read it to the King, who says that he will this night give, himself, some account of what my Lord of Clarendon did to displease him, "besides the dissatisfaction the world hath in him." ...

Some particulars are added concerning matters of maritime prizes and also of other advices from various parts of the Continent.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 172

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 3rd inst. Wishes that the writer's son may, by his faithful service, in some measure answer to the noble esteem expressed of him therein. Adds a summary of Court news, and of political incidents in various places.


Ormond to Sir Patrick O'Muledy

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 443

Document type: Copy

Imparts some particulars of the rules which govern the execution, in Ireland, of the penal laws against the Roman Catholic Clergy, secular and regular, and how those of them who come hither "must be qualified, if they expect quiet or security", in that Kingdom. ...


Hugh Warmington to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 149

Document type: Original

In pursuance of his Grace's order, abstracts of the Accounts, for seven years past, of the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland are herewith submitted, together with a state of the Civil Establishment of the Kingdom.

As to the Military List, it is conceived to be in the custody of the Muster-Master General.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin, Lord Chancellor

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112r-v

Document type: Copy in Letter Book

The Great Seal is to be affixed to a Commission of Inquiry into alleged embezzlements of part of the cargo of the ship 'The Sacrifice of Abraham'.


Enclosure 1

A Commission, from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Alderman Brewster, and others, empowering them to inquire concerning an alleged embezzlement of part of the cargo of the ship 'Sacrifice of Abraham'

Date: September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112r-v

Document type: Draught


Enclosure 2

Warrant, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the passing of the above-recited Commission under his Majesty's Great Seal of Ireland

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112r-v


Archbishop of Armagh [Dr James Mangelson] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 384

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a letter [not now appended] from the Bishop of Raphoe, and also a deposition, "touching the riotous conventicles, that are too frequently held in that part of the Kingdom." ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 284-285

Document type: Holograph

Lord Chesterfield is now reported to be out of danger. Lady Ossory is on her way into Ireland.

The accounts of Irish Revenue, which the Council now see, by the Duke's letter, to have been yearly transmitted are to be examined by the Commissioners of the Treasury, whose proceedings will be carefully observed by the writer.

George Hamilton has obtained leave to carry into France as many Catholics as will make a company of gensd'armes, and the conditions are good. How this permission is reconciled with a certain proviso [a proviso forbidding the raising of levies for any power at enmity with the Crown of Spain] in the Treaty with Spain the writer does not know.


King Charles II to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 227, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Breviate [by Dr George Clarke of Oxford, the possessor (in 1735) of the original letter]

The King has taken the seals from the Lord Chancellor Clarendon. "The argument is too big for a letter"; at present, therefore the King will but add that the Duke's former friendship for the Chancellor shall do him no prejudice with the King, who has not, in the least, diminished "the value and kindness" which he always had for the Duke. The King thinks it fit to say this, upon the present occasion, "because it is very probable that malicious people may suggest the contrary." ...


Petition of Sir William Tichborne, knight [an administrator of the estate of Sir Henry Tichborne, knight, deceased], and others, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 15 September] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy

Pray for his Grace's order for the payment to Petitioners of one moiety of the arrears of military pay due to them, respectively, in full satisfaction of the whole.


Annexed 1

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

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 19 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

A Report by the Muster-Master General, concerning arrears of Pay due to Colonel Sir H. Tichborne, deceased; to Cornet William Goodwin; and to Quarter-Master John Ridpath, respectively

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for payment of the arrears aforesaid, in manner as prayed by the Petitioners

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143v

Document type: Copy


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Date: 17 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 710

Document type: Holograph

Upon discourse with Lord Orrery, finds that the Mayor of Limerick presented a list of persons to be inserted in their Charter, against whom particular exceptions are taken for nonconformity.

Will give the Lord Lieutenant a more full account of the matter when attending his Grace at Kilkenny.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 552

Document type: Holograph

Before going to Bagshot the King gave the enclosure to the writer, which he had promised long before. ...

Another enclosure relates to the Genoese Prize-ship 'Sacrifice of Abraham'. ... Particulars relating to other questions of maritime prize and to proceedings arising thereout are added.


Certificate of License by Richard Boyle, Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin, for the holding, by George Burdett, Clerk, of certain Rectories within that diocese, in commendam with the Deanery of Leighlin

Date: 17 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 386

Document type: Original


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Athlone

Date: 18 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 768

Document type: Holograph

Since the securing of "some of our Priests and Friars ... the country-people have brought in two Tories, and the soldiers, two more." ...

Adds some particulars in relation to the assizes for the counties of Mayo & Sligo.


Ormond to Sir Paul Davys

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 445

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Imparts particulars concerning certain matters of public revenue; concerning disposal of naval prizes; repression of base coinage; and punishment of seditious & turbulent Nonconformists, more especially in the Diocese of Raphoe. Desires Sir Paul Davys' advice upon some points of law, in relation thereto. ...


Ormond to Burlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 449

Document type: In Lane's hand

[A copy of the letter calendared above.]


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 69

Document type: Copy

Returns a letter from the Bishop of Raphoe, together with an accompanying deposition [relating to the holding of an unlawful meeting, within the Diocese of Raphoe; about to be considered in Council at Dublin]. Has written to Sir Paul Davies upon the matter.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 559

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Mentions a delay which has intervened in the return of Mr Sheeres to Madrid. Instructs Lord Sandwich to offer His Majesty's mediation on the points in difference between Spain and France. The King would send, should the offer be accepted, for a Congress, whether held in a neutral town or at Paris itself.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 138

Document type: Copy

The complaint, made by Lord Orrery against Sir Daniel Bellingham, in respect of the military assignments ... seem very pregnant, yet it is the ordinary & the best way of proceeding in matters of complaint against any officer serving the King, that he be heard before he is condemned, and that such a certain charge, by a known prosecutor, may be made as shall enable him to give a suitable answer. ...

In reply to what concerns Mr Fenton, the Mayor of Limerick, in Lord Orrery's letter, the Lord Lieutenant states what is known to him of that officer, and also various circumstances concerning the new charter of Limerick. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 140-141

Document type: Copy

... What his Lordship writes in his letter of 12th inst. is a better subject for discourse, than for correspondence, "which cannot comprehend all that may be said, lamented, & apprehended". As yet, the writer finds no cause to disown his friendship for Lord Clarendon. There may have been reason to take the Great Seal from him. ... But none has yet appeared. ... When the reasons shall be known, as doubtless one time or other, they must be, the writer hopes to be on the other side; and that they may be found to be rather reasons of supposed conveniency to the State, than of guilt in the late Chancellor. ...

... Notices also some matters which may possibly be made cause of complaint against the writer's Government of Ireland. ... But, as yet, he himself knows of no reason to wish anything that he has done therein, undone. ... They are his best friends who will inform him of errors - a preparedness which, apart from ill fear of accusation, befits men of place.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 266

Document type: Copy

... After particulars of letters received ... the writer proceeds: ... "I will inquire after that Duigan [?] for whose liberty the Queen Mother, and Madame, are pleased, by my Lord Abbot Montagu, to interpose. If I find him confined here, I shall find means to get him sent into France; wishing they would be pleased to send for as many more, as might well be spared to them. Inquiry shall be made after Lynch, & if ... found, he shall be examined."

Adds various details concerning (1) the Nominees and Proviso-men under the Settlement Acts; (2) the Genoese Prize-ship. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy

Lord Orrery's letter of 12th inst. is on a subject fitter for discourse than for correspondence. The Duke has found no cause to disown his friendship for Clarendon. In that temper, he awaits all consequences of the change in affairs patiently & cheerfully.

[printed in Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 5-6

Document type: Copy, as prepared for the press by Thomas Carte


Petition of Henry Maxwell (a convicted prisoner) to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [20 September] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142v

Document type: Copy

Prays for grant of his Majesty's gracious Pardon, on grounds stated.


Annexed 1

Report of Sir Robert Booth, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize for Ireland to the Duke of Ormond, on the case of Henry Maxwell, above-named

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition and Report calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143

Document type: Copy


Report of the Commissioners for Valuation of Lands, under the Settlement-Acts for Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 714

Document type: Original [with four signatures]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 720

Document type: Holograph

Until directions shall be given for resolving a doubt which has arisen, under the Settlement Acts for Ireland, "concerning Nominees", the writer's brother Commissioners are enjoined by his Majesty, "not to dispose of any lands in reprisal." ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 220

Document type: Copy

... Has received a very civil letter from Sir William Coventry ... professing clearness of intention towards the Duke, in all his discourses & proceedings, convincing him that more could not be done for supply [of Ireland] than is done, nor a better fund fixed upon for it. ... Has returned a suitable answer. ...


Ormond to Sir Paul Davys

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 447-448

Document type: Holograph-Minute

On 15th inst, the Duke received from Hugh Warmington, an Abstract of the Vice-Treasurer [of Ireland]'s accounts for seven years ... which Abstract he transmits herewith for the information of the Council. ... A letter to the Lords in England ... from the writer & Council here, is to be prepared, to accompany its further transmission into that Kingdom.

A letter from Sir Jeremy Smith, on the subject of naval prizes is also transmitted, with observations thereupon ... and with other papers on various matters of Revenue & Administration. ...

Particulars are added, at great length, concerning "the Case of the Nominees and Proviso-men", under the Settlement Acts. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy

Further particulars of Barker's Case. Notices of the Examination taken of one Bleckett. Revenue affairs of Ireland.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 389

Document type: Holograph

Mentions some court incidents, and amongst them an accident to Lord Arlington occasioning confinement from public business. Mentions also an interview with Clarendon.


Ormond to Clifford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 71

Document type: Copy

The letter of the 10th of September, written by Sir Thomas, was the only letter of its date received by the Duke from London. And it supplied the want of others. Had the Duke known of, or suspected, the disproportion between Revenue and Charge, his late importunities for a supply towards setting fairly afloat the King's affairs in Ireland would not then have been used.

At this distance, the Duke can ill advise on the pending questions of retrenchment in England. And, were he there, his "faculty is known to lie another way than that of thrift"; at least, in his own affairs; though, in the King's, he "would be otherwise".


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 286-287

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of September 6, with the enclosure for my Lord Chancellor.

Finds, by general talk, that the Duke "will be pushed at this next session, but can learn neither the particular persons that contrive the thing; nor upon what grounds they will move" in it.

One Thornell (a pitiful person, adds the writer, who failed formerly in an endeavour to be made Solicitor to the Duke of York) has been introduced into the King's cabinet, by Sir W. Coventry, "to evidence the ill condition of the affairs of Ireland."


Report, by John Stepney, concerning the Prize-Ship 'Sacrifice of Abraham', of Genoa

Written from: [Galway]

Date: 23 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 702

Document type: Holograph

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


Lords of the Council in Ireland to [Ormond?]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [23 September] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 708

Document type: Copy

Upon the examination of Joshua Allen, an Alderman [of Dublin], before the Council, a letter was produced, the copy of which is now transmitted.


Encloses

Louis Des Myneres to Joshua Allen

Written from: Galway

Date: 14 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 708

Document type: Copy

Will do his utmost to answer the Bill of Exchange. Has paid Customs Excise & other charges. Will return money to Dublin. As to the Ship [not herein named, but apparently the 'Sacrifice of Abraham', from Genoa], has left it to the disposal of Mr John Stepney.


States General of the United Netherlands to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 716

Document type: Original

Solicit, for the Ambassadors now accredited to his Majesty, the Duke of Ormond's good offices in furthering the objects of their Mission.


Arran to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 721

Document type: Holograph

With the advice of the Lords Commissioners for Naval Prizes, forwards to the Lord Lieutenant certain examinations which have been taken in the matter of the Genoese Ship lately brought into Galway. ...

In pursuance of the powers given by his Grace & by the Duchess of Ormond has let the prizage [of Wines] to Mr Reading who is to pay £2,000 a year, to begin from the 10th of September. ...


Enclosure 1

An Examination of Joshua Allen [in the matter of the prize-ship, 'Sacrifice of Abraham']

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 723

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

The Second Examination of Joshua Allen, aforesaid

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 725

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 3

The Examination of Richard Huish, of Dublin, merchant [upon the same subject]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 729-730

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 4

The Examination of Francis Brewster of Dublin, alderman [on the same subject]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 731

Document type: Copy


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 727-728

Document type: Holograph

Adds to the letter of the Earl of Arran, upon the pending business of Naval prizes, various explanatory details and comments.

Mentions also certain proceedings of the 'Commissioners for Valuations', under the Land-Settlement Acts. ...


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 733

Document type: Holograph

"... The truth is, I know not what to say, the world is so much altered since I wrote last. The great affliction I lay under, in the unexpected loss of my wife - which I did not apprehend full two days - had, I thought pretty well prepared me to quit this world; yet I cannot tell you that the other, which followed within few days, did not exceedingly surprize, & even astonish, me. Nor, in truth, am I yet recovered out of that trance; nor can I imagine how, from being thought a pretty wise fellow, I became suddenly to have no understanding, & to be of no use." ...

... "I thank God I fear nothing that my enemies can bring against me, though the number of them is great, & that of my friends fewer than I could imagine." ...

"If I am suffered, I shall be glad to spend the winter here; and at the spring shall retire to some corner in the country, where I may be able to get bread."

"I must not omit to tell you that the Duke of York hath been, & is, as gracious to me ... as possible."


A Breviate of the Petitions of Joseph Deane, and the rest of the present Farmers of the Customs and imported Excise in Ireland, concerning their defalcations for the two years and three-quarters of the late War with the Dutch, &c., ended 24 September

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 81

Document type: Original


An Abridgement of the 'Breviate' above-recited

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 82v

Document type: Original

Apparently drawn up by the Petitioners.


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 13

Document type: Copy

Had thought his great affliction - in the unexpected loss of his wife - had pretty well prepared him to quit the World; yet the other, within so few days, did surprize & even astonish him. Nor is he yet recovered out of that trance.

Is not conscious of having done or said anything in discharge of his public trust, which he would not have done or said had he known himself about "that minute to expire".

[printed in Life of Ormond, 3, App.]


Copy of the Earl of Clarendon's Letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Clarendon House

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 10-11

Document type: In Carte's hand; as prepared for the press


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 411

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of September 9. "Some discontented adventurers" clamour against His Grace, and slight indications are given now & then, in Council, by whom they are encouraged. The writer, however, prefers to mention no names, until such an attempt be made, as may give occasion of open notice; when he "will not spare to appear", in the Duke's defence, & to acquaint objectors "with persons and things".

[No. I. By Colonel Cooke.]


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 409

Document type: Holograph

An adjournment of Barker's Case has been made, at Colonel Vernon's instance, an account of the length of some papers put in, by way of exceptions.

The chief clamourers against the Duke's administration are malcontents who "had swallowed more land in their expectations, than they find" to be extant.

[No II. By post.]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 288-289

Document type: Holograph

Notices some statements respecting the cost of the Irish Army, which have been the subject of comment in London.

Having heard that the Duke had given a commission to Colonel Cooke, for the purchase of some horses, mentions a couple of hunters that he can himself send over for the Duke's use, "at a venture".


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 555-556

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Apprises him of the departure of Mr Sheeres with the Treaty completely ratified. Another copy of it will be delivered to the Spanish Ambassador, who presses on the Government "that further union & alliance which would be of use" to the Spaniards, "in this distress their affairs are in, in Flanders". The writer enters at length into the political considerations on which this question depends. Should the Spaniards offer any Proposition through Lord Sandwich, it ought to be accompanied by a statement of such "Equivalents" as they may be prepared to suggest.


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 633v

Document type: Copy

Ireland is not likely now to draw much [money] from hence; but, on the contrary, it is expected that that Kingdom will give the King yearly a considerable sum ... towards his maintenance.


A Writer at Court [not herein named] to Archbishop Boyle

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 175

Document type: Copy

Ireland will now be expected to give the King a considerable sum of money towards His maintenance; instead of receiving aught from hence.


Copy of the Earl of Orrery's Letter to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 175


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 735

Document type: Holograph

If the writer's brethren [of the Court of Claims at Dublin] shall express "an absolute necessity of his attendance [in order] to a casting vote", then the writer "will not fail" to attend to his duty there.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 737

Document type: Holograph

Finds that the King is angry with my Lord Chancellor [Clarendon] ... who believes that to be "the greatest misfortune that can arrive to him; being confident to vindicate himself from any crime [that] can be laid to his charge." ...

Adds a notice of other political and Court incidents.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 554

Document type: Holograph

A late severe accident has so weakened the writer, that it is with much ado, and by the help of crutches, that he is gotten to the table, to acknowledge his Grace's letter of the 13th inst. ... He adds some particulars relating to pending questions of maritime prizes, and prize-law; and to army-finance matters of Ireland.


Archbishop of Canterbury to Ormond

Date: 28 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 228

Document type: Holograph

Doubts that his correspondent and himself "shall not fare the better, for being supposed to have a kindness for one [Clarendon] that had none" for them. "I wish", adds the Archbishop, "he or any else may stand or fall, as they are innocent or guilty, and that nothing be done out of animosity against them." ...

"The Bishop of Ossory is here with us, and in as good health", as the writer has known him in these many years. The writer is fallen under his displeasure, for making him repair his ruinous house at Bangor. ...


Ormond to the Earl of Carlisle

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 451

Document type: Copy

... Has satisfied the person recommended in the Earl's letter from Tynemouth [in MS.: "Tinmouth"], in his present desire; and will lay hold of any opportunity to do more; not doubting the merit of any whom his Lordship favours.


Ormond to Burlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 421

Document type: Copy

... "Lord Orrery has desired a license for his absence [from Ireland], for six months. ... I shall encourage him to the voyage, as far as my friendship to his person - which is very real - will allow me."

"Not knowing well what to say on the removal of my Lord Chancellor [Clarendon], with duty & respect to my Master, I have been, & shall be, silent on the subject."


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 718-719

Document type: Holograph

Reports proceedings upon matters of revenue - more particularly concerning the Farm of Hearth-money; and also proceedings relating to the suppression of unlawful assemblies in Ireland. ...

Submits a list of returns relating to the Finances and Public Establishments of Ireland, and to Naval Prizes brought into the ports of that Kingdom, which are called for, by a Council-Letter received from England.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

... Had the writer known the state of the Treasury in England, he would not have been so importunate to draw relief from it for the necessities that have to be contended with here. Now, he will lament the one, and get through the other, as well as he can, with the assistance allotted. ... That of the Prizes will fall far short of the expectation. ... There is danger that some of the principal ones will be recovered by the efforts of merchants and the mediation of D'Isola [the Emperor's Ambassador]. And the estimate of value sinks from £20,000 to £9,900. ...


A Schedule of Warrants of pay to ... James, Duke of Ormond [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] from the 8th of October, 1662, to the last of September 1667

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 137

Document type: Original

[Certified by Sir Theophilus Jones, Clerk of the Pells, in Ireland.]


A Brief of the Charge of the Military List, for half-a-year, ending the last of September 1667 [in Ireland]

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 240

Document type: Original


Notes and Computations, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, upon the Breviate, calendared above

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 241

Document type: Holograph


Petition of Sir Valentine Browne, Baronet, and another to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142

Document type:

Recites particulars of power given by the Explanatory Act to the Lord Lieutenant to assess - and to vary the assessment - a certain sum not exceeding 3d. the acre upon land restored to persons of the Popish Religion in Ireland for purposes stated.

Prays an allowance upon petitioners' lands as aforesaid for the unprofitable parts thereof.


Annexed

An Order by the Duke of Ormond referring the Petition aforesaid to John Bence and Alexander Bence esquires to consider & report

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas, Lord Viscount Dillon, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142

To like effect.


Annexed

An Order by the Duke of Ormond: as before

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142


The humble Proposal of Lewis Des Myneres, alderman, to ... [the] Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland & the Council [in a matter of Naval Prize, concerning the Genoese ship 'Sacrifice of Abraham', lately carried into the Port of Galway]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [September] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 739

Document type: Original


Notes of Charges and Disbursements upon the Irish Establishment

Date: [September 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 276

Document type: In the hand of Lord Ossory


Ormond to Captain John Pigott, at Carlow

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Gives warrant for the apprehension of Torlogh Fitzpatrick, titular Vicar-General of Ossory, who is said to be now in some part of Carlow, or Queen's County.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 368-369

Document type: Copy

... Further particulars concerning (1) the Genoese Prize-Ship; (2) a statement of doubts upon the case of the Nominees and Proviso-men, under the Settlement Acts; (and 3) the appropriation of money, now in the hands of Vice-Admiral Sir Jeremy Smith.


Petition of James, Lord Annesley, Captain of a Troop of Horse in the Army of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay, and removal of a cheque imposed at the late Muster, on account of absence from duty.


Annexed

An Order by the Duke of Ormond upon the Petition aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 142v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Thomas Bucknor, for and on behalf of Dr Robert Gorges, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 2 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy

The lands of Kilbrew, and other lands, late of Patrick Barnewall, having been "adjudged to Petitioner's master" [Dr Robert Gorges, aforesaid] "during the life of Simon Barnewall father of the said Patrick", ought to be free from the assessment of threepence, by the acre, chargeable under the 'Act of Explanation' [as recited in Patrick Archer's Petition, above-calendared] only by lands restored to persons who are of the Popish Religion. ... His Grace's order for the discharge of an assessment wrongly made thereupon, & amounting to £13 0s. 10d., is therefore prayed for.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for suspending the levy of the Assessment recited in the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy


Petition of Walter Kennedy, & others, trustees of the children of the late Thomas Clarke [an alderman of Dublin], deceased, for and on behalf of the children aforesaid, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [3 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy

To like effect, for remission of assessments wrongly levied upon certain lands in the county of Meath - as the Petition of Patrick Archer.


Annexed:

A Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for suspension of the levy of the assessment, above-recited; until further Order thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 144v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Lord President of Connaught

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 453

Document type: Copy

A Warrant for a Commission of Oyer & Terminer for the counties of Mayo & Sligo is issued, according to the Lord President's proposal. ... His Lordship is desired to consider how Captain Decies' [in MS.: "Decyes"] company may be spared to garrison Lord Arlington's estate in Glenmalier. ...


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 560-561

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The writer's illness has in part contributed to the delay of the Spanish business. He now communicates the particulars of two matters, each of which has given rise to much talk in London, and may probably attract notice at Madrid. The first is the return of the Scottish Regiment, under Lord Douglas, into France. It had been recalled when the war with France broke out. But its employment at home created murmurs, and, when Peace was made, Lord Douglas besought His Majesty's permission to return. The second matter is the sending into France of certain Romanist "reformadoes" of the Horse Guards, under command of Mr George Hamilton. They were dismissed at the request of Parliament, and the King gave them leave to seek their fortune.


Lord Manchester to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 562

Document type: Holograph

The taking of the Great Seal from Lord Clarendon has surprised very many. "It is hoped that it will go no further." Adds that the intended marriage of Lord Hinchinbroke should be brought to some conclusion; and expresses his opinion that it would be well if Lord Sandwich would signify his resolution thereupon.


The Duke of York to Sandwich

Written from: St James's

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 564

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Acknowledges the Ambassador's letter of May 14; and congratulates him on the conclusion of the Treaty with Spain.


Petition of Patrick Archer to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [4 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 143v

Document type: Copy

The lands of Castletown, Taragh, and Riverstown [in the county of Meath] are in petitioner's possession, only as purchaser from an 'Adventurer'; and he has been at great charges in obtaining such possession. ...

Under a Warrant from his Grace, the Receiver for the County has assessed upon the lands aforesaid a Sum of £13 17s. 3d., the remission of which is prayed for; being properly & according to a clause in the 'Act of Explanation' chargeable only upon lands restored to persons who are of the Popish Religion.


Annexed:

A Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for suspending the levy of the assessment named in the above-recited Petition, until further order

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy


Petition of Gerard Wesley [Wellesley] [in MS.: "Westley"], esquire, of Dongan in the county of Meath, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [4 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 144v

Document type: Copies

To like effect (as respects the lands of Dongan, and other lands in the County of Meath) as the Petition of Patrick Archer, calendared above.

[With a like Order, for suspending any levy of the assessment charged upon the lands aforesaid, until further direction thereupon.]


Petition of the Lord Mayor and citizens of Dublin to ... [the] Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning the quartering of Troops in that City

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [5 October?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 744

Document type: Copy

[Note. This petition & the answer gave rise to proceedings in the Parliament of England & to an attempted impeachment of the Lord Lieutenant.]


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 5 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 556

Document type: Holograph

The Commissioners of the Treasury say that if the copper-money proposed to be sent into Ireland be not made according to intrinsic value, it will easily be counterfeited, and the Kingdom be much damnified thereby; if made according to the value, these "times of want" are objected. ...


Petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Citizens, of Dublin to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [concerning the quartering of soldiers in that City]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 247-248

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the city of Dublin, for providing quarters for the Regiment of Guards, the Life-Guard of horse, and the Guard of Battleaxes, respectively

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 5 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 290-291

Document type: Holograph

Mr Reeves brought to the writer the Duke's letter of September 13.

Lord Ossory has been assured that Sir William Petty is bent upon doing the Duke some mischief; but he has not yet learned any particulars. The like rumours have been current concerning the intentions of other persons. Some, however, are of opinion that these rumours have grown out of an apprehension that it was the Duke's purpose to come over into England, that he might assist in the defence of the late Chancellor.


Petition of Eleanor [in MS.: "Ellinor"] Delamere, otherwise Petty, and others, to the Duke of Ormond on behalf of themselves, & of other Tenants of Lands, in the County of Westmeath, not herein named

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [5 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy

Recite the expulsion of petitioners from their respective holdings in Westmeath - and other injuries inflicted on them - by Quarter-master Henry Bridgeman of Lord Aungier's Troop of Horse, and by one John Gordon of the same Troop; and pray relief.


Annexed:

An Order by the Duke of Ormond, directing that the Petitioners shall be at liberty to take their remedy against the persons complained of in the ordinary Courts of Law, notwithstanding the military capacity of the Defendants

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy


Petition of the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs ... & Citizens of ... Dublin to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 5 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 145r-v

Document type: Copy

Recite, at great length, what has been done, from time to time, by the Sheriffs and Citizens of Dublin, in humble obedience to his Grace's orders, for providing quarters for certain troops. ... Recite, also, divers abuses committed, by some of the Regiment of Guards, contrary to his Grace's orders, to the grievous oppression of many of the poorer citizens. ...


Annexed:

An Order by the Duke of Ormond, regulating the discipline of certain Troops of Horse and Foot, garrisoned within the City of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 146

Document type: Copy


Advices of proceedings of Nonconformists and disaffected persons, in various places in Ireland

Date: 6 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 742

Document type: Original

Addressed by J[ohn] T[hompson] to Mr Thomas Page, one of the Secretaries to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for his Excellency's information.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 740

Document type: Holograph

"Daily advertisements of wrecks" will, the writer hopes, plead his excuse for his "involuntary stay". ... Sir William Batten died this morning. Mr Brouncker hopes to succeed to the Commissionership of the Navy, so fallen vacant.


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning regulations for the quartering of Troops in Dublin; upon occasion of a Petition from the Mayor & Citizens of that City

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 745

Document type: Copy


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 558

Document type: Holograph

There is a great disorder happened in the Court of Portugal. Don Pedro, backed by the Queen, hath driven the Count of Castel-Melhor out of Lisbon, and gotten the affairs that were in his hands to be divided into the care of three persons. The charge of foreign affairs is fallen to the Marquess of Sandos. ...


Answer of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to the Petition of the Mayor, Sheriffs, & Citizens of Dublin concerning the quartering of soldiers in that city

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 248-249

Document type: Copy


Petition of Serjeant Ralph Pilkington to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 147v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed 1

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 147v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report by Sir Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master General, upon the service done in the Duke of Ormond's Foot-Company, by Serjeant Ralph Pilkington; and upon the arrears of Pay due to him

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition of Ralph Pilkington aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy


The humble Petition of Sir Thomas Bramhall, Baronet, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 7 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 146v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which - and in obedience to certain provisos of the 'Act of Explanation' - an assignment of "acreage money" has been made upon lands belonging to and now in the possession of Petitioner, who neither was nor is, "of the Popish Religion", and who inherited said lands from his deceased father [John Bramhall, Archbishop of Armagh] who likewise was never of the religion aforesaid. ...

Recites also that the "acreage money" so assessed, is, according to the proper intent of the Act aforesaid, chargeable only on lands belonging to persons who are of the Popish Religion; & prays relief.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 146v-147

Document type: Copy


The Petition of Colonel William Legge [in MS.: 'Legg'], of his Majesty's Bedchamber, by his Agent [at the Vice-regal Court of Ireland], James Jones, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 7 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy

To like effect, in regard to the lands of the present Petitioner, as the Petition of Sir Thomas Bramhall, Baronet, calendared immediately above.


Annexed 1

A Certificate concerning the lands of Kilbaran, Monasterboyce [in MS.: "Monasterboys"], Donleere, and other lands, lying in the County of Louth, and belonging to Colonel William Legg

Date: [October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

A Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to John Bence, and Alexander Bence, esquires, directing forbearance of any levy of the assessment complained of in the above-recited Petition, until further order thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Cooper, John Vaughan, and others, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [7 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy

Recite the enlistment of the Petitioners, in his Grace's Foot-Company, at the Fort of Duncannon; with particulars of services rendered, and of arrears of pay outstanding, under circumstances stated.


Annexed 1

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report, by Sir Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master General on the military service & outstanding claims of James Cooper, & others aforesaid

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148

Document type: Copy


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Michelstown

Date: 8 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 391

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Communicates the result of the writer's inquiries upon some points concerning the Coast-defences of Ireland; and also concerning internal fortifications and garrisons.


Sir Algernon May to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 8 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 393

Document type: Holograph

Has applied for a royal letter to the Duke, as Lord Lieutenant, directing the exemption of certain lands granted by the Court of Claims to the writer, from provisions and powers to be enjoyed and executed by the Corporation of Waterford, under a Charter about to be renewed to them.


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 168-169

Document type:

An Address has been presented to the King, in Council, from the Colony of Virginia, praying for a prohibition to plant Tobacco in that Colony, or in Maryland, until a reduction of the stock, now in the hands of merchants. After debate, the petition was 'laid aside'.

Proceedings of various Committees of Parliament, in relation to affairs of the Navy, and of Commerce, are reported.

Advices received at Whitehall from Vienna, and from Holland, are added.


Petition of Walter Kennedy, an alderman of the City of Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [8 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copies

Hath a just cause of suit against Bryan Jones, esquire, who is one of the Deputy Commissioners of Musters in the Army.

Prays the Lord Lieutenant's license to prosecute the same.

[With the Order, as prayed for.]


Carteret to Sandwich

Written from: [London]

Date: 9 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 315-316

Document type: Holograph

The King has pressed the Commissioners of the Treasury to supply the Earl with moneys due to him. They however, adds the writer, "move but slowly, notwithstanding that my Lord Arlington pricks them as much as possibly he can". As, now, the Earl is not likely to be better supplied from hence, it is well that he has concluded the Treaty; and that letters of revocation are going to him.


Petition of Colonel Cary Dillon [afterwards (1684-1689) fifth Earl of Roscommon] to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [circa 9 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148-149

Document type: Copy

Is the only man in Ireland who having lost lands (to the value of £350 a year), so many years since, and then, having obtained "a positive clause" [in Act explanatory of the Act of Settlement] to be reprized for the same, has lost his reprisals also ... the same having been given to H.R.H. the Duke of York. ...

Prays that as some measure of compensation of Petitioner's losses, a custodiam may be granted to him of certain "Retrenched Lands" within the Province of Connaught.


Annexed 1

A Schedule of Lands in the Half-Barony of Athunry [in MS.: "Athunree"], in the County of Galway; with the names of the ancient Proprietors; respective denominations, distinguishing the acreage of Profitable & Unprofitable Lands

Date: [October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148-149

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 148-149

Document type: Copy


Proposals [concerning a Farm of the Customs and Excise of Ireland] of A[ ] M[ ], and others concerned with him, to his Grace, the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant

Date: 10 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 153

Document type: Original; presented to the Duke, on the 13th November 1667


Note of a Grant to the Earls of Orrery and Anglesey, jointly, of a sum of five thousand pounds, out of forfeited cognizances, accruing in Ireland

Date: 10 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 62v

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


An Order, by the King in Council, dismissing the Appeal of William Barker and others, from the Judgment and order of the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland, concerning a claim to certain lands in that Kingdom

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 794

Document type: Copy


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Lords of the Council in England

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 669

Document type: Certified Copy [Eleven signatures]

Report, in part, an account of the proceeds of naval prizes brought into Ireland. Have not, as yet, the means of transmitting a full account thereof. ...

Nor do they find on record a formal account of the public establishments of this Kingdom as settled in the term of the government of the late Earl of Strafford. There is however a record of those establishments ... of the year 1629 which is herewith transmitted. ...


Enclosure 1

An Estimate of his Majesty's Revenues in Ireland, for the year 1667

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 671

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

The Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland]'s Observations upon the Auditor's estimate of his Majesty's Revenues in Ireland, for the year 1667

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 672-676

Document type: Certified Copy


Petition of Sir Robert Meredith, knight, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 149v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Captain Henry Brown [with the Order made thereupon].


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to David Buchanan, to be Lieutenant of the company of foot under the command of Captain John Hubbelthorne

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Breviate


The like, to Peter Warde, to be Ensign in the company above-named

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Breviate


Thomas Harney to Lane

Written from: Knocklow

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 395

Document type: Original

Reports the apprehension of certain robbers in the county of Carlow.


Thomas Harney to Philip Carpenter

Written from: Ennisfant

Date: 11 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 397

Document type: Original

Reports the apprehension of certain "rogues that were at the burning of Longford", and of some other offenders.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 752-753

Document type: Holograph

In the writer's late journey into Holland he found a country that is now only beginning to lick the wounds it had received in the late War. ...

... He found, too, an opinion "that the success of the affairs in which the two Crowns [France & Spain] will, in a manner, depend upon the resolution his Majesty [the King of England] shall take, which will give the law between them." ...


Colonel Edward Vernon to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 754

Document type: Holograph

Reports, at great length, a hearing of the appeal in 'Barker's Case' before the Privy Council of England. ... Adds that all the bystanders observed the satisfaction expressed by the King & by H.R.H. [the Duke of York] with the judgment given therein by the Lord Lieutenant, towards whom both of them shewed marked kindness. ...


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Charleville

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 137v

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

... If the two 'Articles' mentioned in the Archbishop's letter ... "be proved, it will be enough, and if [Lord Clarendon] be guilty of either, he will deserve what he shall undergo". ...

... "Barker, since his dismissal at the [Council] Board in England is preparing Articles against my Lord Lieutenant here, and has engaged several Adventurers to join with him, to print his 'Case', [and] to bring it before the Parliament." ...


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 566

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Explains the delay in the remitting of monies due to Lord Sandwich. His accounts have been put into the hands of the Commissioners of the Treasury, with a recommendation from the King for a speedy supply.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 413

Document type: Holograph

Has moved the King to grant to Sir Edward Dering the reversion of the office of Auditor-General in Ireland, the writer thinking that Sir Edward's continuance in Ireland would be useful to the King's service. Lord Arlington has been directed to prepare a warrant to that effect. Asks the Duke to notify his approval, Lord Arlington having suggested that preliminary, as a becoming "decency towards His Grace".


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 415

Document type: Holograph

"With difficulty enough", reports the writer, of the late proceedings at a Council meeting at Whitehall, "we got Barker's appeal dismissed, but it was late at night for it; and whether anything will be done to correct him for his printed Observations, when so many compassionated his case I cannot tell. ... There is much threatening that the offence taken at this judgement will bring the whole Settlement of Ireland into question in Parliament."

Adds an account of recent proceedings in Parliament on various matters.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 296-298

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's recent care for the sending over the Revenue accounts of Ireland, "with that exactness which the importance of the affair requires", has given much satisfaction.

On the preceding day, October 11th, Barker's appeal to the Council was rejected, and the judgment given in Ireland was confirmed; but after long debates. Lords Anglesey, Lauderdale, Bridgewater, and Arlington, Sir Thomas Clifford, and the Duke of York spoke very obligingly of the Duke of Ormond, "and very well to the thing" in question; whilst Lords Carlisle, Holles, Berkeley, Buckingham, and some others, supported the appeal.


Colonel Edward Vernon to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 758

Document type: Holograph

Reports further proceedings upon the appeal, in 'Barker's Case'.


Petition of Captain Daniel Gahan, late Postmaster of Dublin, and of George Warburton, now Postmaster, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1667

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

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Edward Gilligan & another. [With the Order made thereupon.]


Petition of Sir Thomas Harman, and of the rest of the Commissioned Officers that [have] commanded his Grace's Troop of Horse, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed 1

Report on certain outstanding arrears of military pay, due to Sir Thomas Harman and other officers of Horse in Ireland, under circumstances stated

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, by the Deputy Muster-Master General.


Annexed 2

Orders [two] by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition and Report calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 and 16 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copies


Ormond to the Lord Mayor of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy

Recites, and renews, a recommendation made to his Lordship's predecessor, for an effectual provision of fire and candlelight, for the Guards garrisoned in Dublin.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 760

Document type: Holograph

The Commons have passed a vote of thanks to his Majesty for disbanding certain late-raised forces; for dismissing Roman Catholics from his guard for condemning the 'Canary Patents'; and, more especially, for removing from office the late Lord Chancellor [Clarendon]. This vote is now sent up to the Peers, for their concurrence; although that House had already sent up a general address of thanks, without enumerating particulars.


Conway to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 764

Document type: Holograph; partly in cypher

The Solicitor [General] informs Lord Conway that an impeachment of the Duke is being contrived in the House of Commons, "by some particular members, who acquainted him [the Solicitor] with twelve of the Articles" - of which he promises to procure a copy for his Grace. ... "Sir Jeffrey Smith makes a great noise of a ship sent into Galway, which was worth there £140,000, & which the Duke sold for £14,000, or thereabouts." ...


Clarendon to Ormond

Written from: "From my house" [London]

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 762

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Dr Gorges [who goes into Ireland on the Land business of the Duke of York, & in relation to certain conflicting claims of H.R.H., & of the Lord Lieutenant], as, the writer believes, "very faithfully your servant", and knowing well the writer's "concernment that he be so. You may trust him in whatever he shall say to you & he will give you a better account of this place, with reference to all particulars - &, it may be, of future designs, than is fit to be committed to paper; at least, by me." ...

Adds, at considerable length, his opinion concerning the legal construction of certain Acts of Parliament, relating to Ireland; with more particular reference to a clause in the 'Settlement-Act' conferring on the Duke of York certain lands, in that Kingdom, formerly possessed by Regicides.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy

Is in some pain to understand one part of his Grace's letter. Does not doubt who the party is for whose sake the Archbishop & the writer "are not like to fare the better", but is most unwilling "to believe that he [Clarendon] has failed upon his part, and shall be more confounded with shame, than disturbed with any other passion, to be convinced that he has." ... Has more reverence for what proceeds from his Grace than for like intimations elsewhere made, yet wishes he might, "by some safe hand, have an instance, wherein his confidence is deluded, & his friendship so ill requited." ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 560-561

Document type: Holograph

Barker's affair came to an end on Friday; the decision given upon it at the Council Board of Ireland being confirmed. We are told, adds the writer, that he will appeal to Parliament. ... But I do not think they will allow a thing the Long Parliament would not [allow], when it had the appearance of merit in their service. ...

Cannot but add an account of this day's work, howsoever unhappy to the Duke's hearing. ... Upon both Houses attending the King ... "he assured them he would never more employ the Earl of Clarendon, which is a great lesson to us all."


Enclosure 1

Minutes of Proceedings, in the House of Commons of England ... 14 and 15 October 1667

Date: 14-15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 562

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

An Address of both Houses of Parliament to the King

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 563

Document type: Copy


Another copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery, calendared above

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 112

Document type: Copy

A letter from Lord Arlington, together with one to him from Colonel Jonathan Atkins, and some accompanying examinations, are herewith transmitted. It is desired that Mr Lynch, now a prisoner at Limerick, should be immediately examined upon such interrogatories as Lord Orrery shall think fit. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 221-222

Has received Ossory's letters of 21 and 24 September & 5 October. Cannot wish to be accused by more inconsiderable fellows, or more detested knaves, than those mentioned, of whom Petty is the most valuable and dangerous, & withal the most ungrateful. ... The faults [charged] must be in government, justice, or management of the King's money. ... Is able to affirm that, in his whole life, he never sought, or put anybody to seek for him, either place, honour, land, or money. And is sure no man can prove the contrary. What fault can be found in the administration of the other particulars ... he cannot foresee. ...

As to quarters, the soldiers must needs have them, or there can be no army. ... And that is what Petty, Thornhill & others of that stamp ... would wish. ...

... Lord Ossory does not mention which of the horses offered for the Duke's use, it was, that gave Ossory himself a fall. Unless the Duke can pay his debts, his succession will not be worth a design to break his neck. ...


Ormond to Colonel Legge

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 455

Document type: Copy

Personal and family affairs.


Ormond to St Alban

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 457

Document type: Copy

The account given, in the Earl's letter ... of September 10th, of the condition of things, in relation to the war, makes the Duke hope that there will be no necessity upon his son [Ossory?] to enter upon the profession either at home or abroad, and that he may prevail against his son's voluntary undertakings, of that kind. Should they, however, be too strong for advice, the place will be left to his election; but the Duke will not be wanting in the representation of his own thoughts on that circumstance.


Ormond to Reynold Graham

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 459

Document type: Copy

The bearer brought Mr Graham's letter of 15th September. ... Although the £3,000 for present maintenance to the Duke's son & daughter Arran is not yet set out in land, yet the money has been, at least, as well paid as the Duke's rents are; and he is as ready to perform the rest of his obligations, as anybody can desire. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 68

Document type: Copy

Sir E. Dering and Sir W. Churchill are come. Of Colonel Cooke, the only account is that the frigate sent to Milford for him was driven, by foul weather, back to Waterford. ...

Of the reports that run, in England [in MS.: "there", as always], concerning the writer, he troubles himself little; yet is glad to hear of them from his friends, as arguments of their kindness to him - which he hopes they will never have cause to repent.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy

Since the writing of the former letter of this day's date, Colonel Cooke is come, and has given the Earl's letter of 24th ulto. ... The Adventurers have not had very good luck, or very fair dealing, but it is their own agents who have deceived them most. What their quarrel with the writer can be, he does not comprehend. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 370-371

Document type: Copy

Details concerning the Revenue and Finance Accounts of Ireland. Observations upon the Instructions lately sent from the Lords of Council in England for a statement of retrenchments fit to be made in the Expenditure of Ireland.


Encloses:

A Statement of the King's Revenue of Ireland, and of the issues thereout for seven years

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 370-371

Document type: Copy

Drawn up in obedience to an Order by the King in Council.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 422

Document type: Copy

... "Without further question whether intentions are to be judged by words, or words by intentions, I am sure actions are the best interpreters of both, and yours towards me have very fully evidenced your friendship." ...

"I long to know how your Lordship will resolve, upon the last letters you have had out of England, to dispose of yourself." ...


News-Letter, containing notes of proceedings in Parliament; together with Foreign Advices

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 139-140


Certificate by the Lords of the Council, Committees for Trade and Plantations, in respect to a Petition from Silk-throwsters, upon the state of their industry

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 282

Document type: Copy


Report from [a Committee of the Privy] Council for Trade [upon the state of the trade of silk-throwing]

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 283


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy

Of the Duke's accusers, mentioned in Lord Ossory's letters ("inconsiderable fellows and detested knaves") ... "Petty is the most valuable, dangerous, and withal the most ungrateful." ... "As to the Government, if it has not been prudent, yet it has been so fortunate, that the designs [of conspirators] on all hands have not had success. The Kingdom is quiet."

[printed in Life, 3, app.]


Ormond to Sir Stephen Fox

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 309

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment to James Buck, to discharge certain dues for interest money, of a sum of four hundred and eighty five pounds & ten shillings.


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 7

Document type: In Carte's hand, as prepared for the press


Petition of William Rockcliff to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

Prays, upon grounds stated, for his Grace's order to the Muster-Master General to nuster Petitioner in the Royal Regiment of Guards.


Annexed:

An Order of Reference to the Earl of Arran, of the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy


A second Petition of William Rockcliff, aforesaid, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's appointment by his Grace, to a Landwaiter's place in the Department of Customs; and his deprival of the same by the Farmers of the Customs; & prays for redress.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Carrier, of Peterborough, in the county of Northampton, Mercer, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 October 1667

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

Document type: Copies

Nathaniel Leake, late of King's Lynn in Norfolk, against whom Petitioner has obtained judgment for debt, has put himself into Lord John Butler's Troop of Horse in Ireland to escape the same. The Lord Lieutenant's license to prosecute is prayed for.

[With the Order of Reference thereupon.]


Annexed 1

Report of the Deputy Muster-Master General upon the case of Nathaniel Leake

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 October 1667

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

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, in the matter of Nathaniel Leake, aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1667

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

Document type: Copy


Notes by Sir George Lane in respect to the treatment of certain prisoners in the Gaol of Carlow

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 396

Document type: Original


Petition of William Coddington of Holmpatrick, gentleman, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 149v

Document type: Copy

Complains of an assessment wrongly laid upon certain lands in the County of Meath, belonging in remainder to Richard Balfe, son and heir of Oliver Balfe, esquire; but by a decree of the Court of Claims awarded, during the lifetime of the said Oliver Balfe (who is yet living), to Captain Blennerhassett and by him let to Petitioner, as his tenant; and prays for relief.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, addressed to John Bence & Alexander Bence, esquires; directing forbearance of the Levy of the Assessment complained of, in the Petition calendared above, until further order be made thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 149v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir Jerome Alexander, knight, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 151r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites petitioner's tenancy of certain lands called Oldtown, in the barony of Feitullagh, and county of Westmeath, which are not rightly within the provisions of the late Act Explanatory of the Act of Settlement so far as they concern a levy of certain acreage money for purposes stated in that Act. Nevertheless an assessment and distraint have been levied on the said lands; and divers head of cattle have been driven off from therein.

Prays redress by his Grace's order for quieting him in his tenancy aforesaid.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the restoration, by Sir Oliver St George and others, of the cattle lately driven from the lands mentioned in the Petition above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 151v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Fullart to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 October 1667

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

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against the estate of the late Earl of Mountrath; and against John Rouse, and others.

[With the Order made thereupon.]


Petition of James Webster, gentleman, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [16 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 151-152

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Major Richard Maguire.

[With the Order made thereupon.]


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury chambers in Whitehall

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 159

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Agreement having been made with Robert Huntington, esquire, for a lease to him, from the King, of the Tonnage duty on French shipping, it is prayed that his Grace will direct the Officers of the Customs in Ireland, and others concerned, to give their assistance to Mr Huntington in the collection of the Duty aforesaid.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 568-569

Document type: Original; partly in cypher

Imparts the views of the Government as to an alliance offensive & defensive with Spain; as to the existing relations between Spain and France, and as to the probabilities of an accommodation between them. Adds that the King will thank Lord Sandwich with his own hand for the Treaty sent to him by his Lordship. Other Correspondents will communicate the recent proceedings in Parliament [see 316a].


Alexander Benet to Lane

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 399

Document type: Original

Reports to the Secretary certain proceedings in the Irish Court of Claims, in relation to lands of the Lord Slane.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 294-295

Document type: Holograph [misbound]

Wonder has been expressed - as the writer is told - by many members of the House [of Commons] how it is that Lord Orrery has won so much credit in Ireland, whilst that of the Duke of Ormond is impaired.

The writer would be glad to have copies of the Addresses which have been made to the Duke by the House of Commons of Ireland.

Notices recent proceedings in the English Parliament, and, more particularly, an address of thanks to the King for the removal of the late Chancellor.


Ormond to the Commissioners for Executing the Act of Settlement for Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs the execution of certain instructions from his Majesty on behalf of Sir Edward Sutton, herewith communicated.


Enclosure 1

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: September 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112v

Notifies his Majesty's pleasure concerning a claim of Sir Edward Sutton to certain lands in Ireland, under provisions of the Acts of Settlement.


Enclosure 2

Petition of Dame Anne Sutton to the Duke of Ormond

Date: October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 112v

Recites the King's instructions, on her husband's behalf; and prays for the Lord Lieutenant's order for the carrying of the same into execution.


Petition of Edward Plunkett, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 October 1667

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

Document type: Copy

The Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement have declared Petitioner to be an Innocent [within the terms of that Act] but have not decreed to him any lands, leaving him to the ordinary course of law for recovery of his ancient estate, of which he has not yet received one penny. ... From Sir David Watkins, an Adventurer, he has purchased the lands of Dunsany & Corballys [in the County of Meath] ... & on these a large assignment has been made for the support of Troopers, remission of which is prayed for.


Annexed

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy


Petition of Randal, Lord Baron of Slane, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy

Assignments have been made upon Petitioner's lands "for a much greater sum than he is liable to", by the Act of Explanation; and troops have been quartered upon his tenants; his Grace's order for the removal of which is prayed for.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 156


Petition of Daniel Byrne [in MS.: "Birne"] of Dublin, and others, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copies

Plaint, as above, of an excessive assessment upon petitioners' lands [in the Queen's County]. ...

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of John Flemming to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [17 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 151

Document type: Copy

Certain lands have been decreed, in the Court of Claims, to Petitioner, but only in remainder. He derives no present benefit nor can do so until after the death of James Flemming father of Petitioner. Yet an assessment has been wrongfully charged upon Petitioner, in respect of said lands; an order for the discharge of which is prayed for.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond; addressed to John Bence and Alexander Bence, esquires; directing forbearance of any levy of the assessment complained of in the Petition above-recited, until further order thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 151

Document type: Copy


Petition of Jane Talbot and Richard Talbot [apparently great-grandfather of the first Lord Talbot of Malahide] (son and heir of John Talbot of Malahide, esquire) to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [17 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 153r-v

Document type: Copy

Certain lands, the title in remainder to which is in the male Petitioner, have been wrongfully subjected to the acreage-assessment (under a Clause in the Act Explanatory of the Act of Settlement page 114 as printed; and under circumstances herein stated), remission of which is therefore prayed.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition calendared above, directing forbearance of any levy of the assessment complained of, until further order thereupon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 153v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Henry Betagh, Christopher Betagh, and others, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [17 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 153-154

Document type: Copy

Petitioners have had a grant made to them of portions of the estate of their father, Patrick Betagh [still living], late of Moynalty [in the Barony of Lower Kells, & County of Meath], but the grant aforesaid comprises only the worst portions of the estate ... "coarse mountainous ground (hardly worth threepence per acre) which yields them but a very inconsiderable yearly value ... and the best land decreed to them is but in remainder, after the death of the said Patrick, their father. ... Yet assignments have been made upon Petitioners ... for the support of the Earl of Roscommon's troop ... who have distrained for the same ... to petitioners' utter ruin. ...

Pray respite of the assignments ... until further enquiry be made.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition above recited, & according to its prayer

Date: 1667

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

Document type: Copy


Pett to Ormond

Date: [17 October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 766

Document type: Holograph

Begs the Lord Lieutenant's recommendation to the Lords Commissioners of Prizes, in Ireland, for the allowance of "a reward, in lieu of his fees for prize-ships". ...

Enumerates the vessels on which such fees are alleged to be due.


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Charleville

Date: 18 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 634-635

Document type: Copy

Communicates particulars of the drawing of lots "for the dividend of Limerick"; concerning the intended new Charter of that city; and also concerning the pay of the militia at Kinsale, & some other matters of finance. ...

Adds: "My last letters [from London] assure me [that] on a sudden, my Lord Chancellor [Clarendon]'s carriage is much altered. ... My Lord Buckingham & he are frequently together, locked up. They say my Lord Bristol increases much in his Majesty's favour." ...


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 18 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 176-178

Document type: Copy

Gives particulars of the drawing of lots for lands described as the "dividend of Limerick". Notices "an intended new Charter" for the Corporation of Limerick.

The writer's last letters assure him that "on a sudden, my Lord Chancellor [Clarendon]'s carriage is much altered and that he now lives much higher than when he was Chief Minister"; & that Buckingham & he are frequently closeted together.


Copy of the Earl of Orrery's Letter to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Charleville

Date: 18 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 176-178


Ormond to Mr Matthew Wren (of the Admiralty)

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy

Congratulates Mr Wren upon his appointment. Recommends that upon future selection of ships to be employed in the guarding of the Irish Coasts, "reasonable care may be taken to provide stores of all sorts for them; that this Treasury may not be burdened ... nor the Commanders have an excuse to neglect or delay the execution of such orders as they shall receive."


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 772-773

Document type: Holograph

Submits a report of certain proceedings at the Council Table, in pursuance of his Grace's commands ... and relating more particularly to inquiries into certain levies of money supposed to be unauthorized and illegal.

Adds particulars concerning a letter from Lord Orrery [originally enclosed with this letter, but not now appended thereto]. ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 October 1667, evening

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 770

Document type: Holograph

In case Cooke and Martin shall discharge the ship and goods [mentioned in the preceding letter] they may, it is thought, be fit persons to be employed in a Commission [upon matters of naval prize], for which his Grace's warrant is now asked. If they should trifle in the matter, then the Chancellor asks for permission to keep the warrant in his hands when returned by the Lord Lieutenant.


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 19 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 750

Document type: Holograph

Thanks for his Grace's letter of the 13th inst, & for his care of the writer's concernments; his servant Folkes telling him that the Lord Lieutenant promises £1,000 presently, &, for full security against mortality - which is the only fear that the case affords - in the future, a mortgage.

Whether the King's mediation will bring about peace "between the two great Kings engaged" in war is yet doubtful. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 564

Document type: Holograph

Mr Barker has placed in the writer's hands a Petition to his Majesty, asking "the gift of those lands to him, that he had so long pleaded for". ...

Upon consulting my Lord Keeper about his Majesty's issuing a Commission for the trial of Dr Loftus, his Lordship dissuades the giving of any such advice to the King. ...


Encloses:

Lord Keeper Bridgman to Arlington

Date: [October] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 566

Document type: Copy

Returns herewith the papers from Ireland, touching Dudley Loftus. Cannot advise the sending of such a Commission as is desired into Ireland. Such Commissions are not allowed in England; and the office of Chancellor to a Bishop is a lay-office, though exercisable in matters ecclesiastical. ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 19 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 417

Document type: Holograph

Continues his report of proceedings at recent sittings of both Houses of Parliament. Mentions the thanks returned by them to the King, for displacing the Chancellor.

Says that Sir Jeremy Smith gives out publicly that the prize he carried into the port of Kinsale was "worth above £50,000, at the first penny".

Mentions the dislike shewn to Lord Orrery's play The Black Prince, at its first performance; adding, "Had not the King been there, it would have met with a very rude fate". ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 19 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 293

Document type: Holograph

Mentions "the last effort" made in Barker's case, against the Duke. [Lord Chesterfield] has been very free in a speech, made this morning [in the House of Lords], "desiring that all Ministers of State should give account of their behaviour; and that it may be enquired who have been the evil counsellors that have brought the Kingdom into so much misery."


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 21 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 461

Document type: Copy

Has received two letters from the Chancellor of 19th inst. ... Gives some particulars, in answer thereto, concerning (1) a Commission to inquire after embezzlements; (2) to questions of acreage payments under the Settlement Acts; (3) to Lord Orrery, and the proposed Draught of a Letter from the King on his behalf. ...


Sir William Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 774

Document type: Original

In the course of some litigious proceedings in a suit between Robert Baker & William Hawkins, a statement was made by Baker, which the writer thought it his duty to record by way of deposition for the Lord Lieutenant's information.


Encloses:

A Deposition by Robert Baker of Dublin, concerning words, reflecting on the Duke of Ormond, spoken by William Hawkins, of Lacy Hill, esquire

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 776

Document type: Original


Conway to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 778

Document type: Holograph

The House of Commons have been ... employed in examining into the miscarriages of our Fleet in the Dutch War. This day [of the date] was once designed for the bringing in amongst them the impeachment against the late Lord Chancellor, but they thought it not yet strong enough, & so it is delayed. ... "They do so fly at all things - having all put into their hands - that men begin to see [that] they have raised a devil which is not easily laid. But it is certain the poor Chancellor is destined for death, & the King is to be the chief witness against him." ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 779

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of some late naval incidents, and of inquiries into the miscarriages at Chatham [on occasion of the attack by the Dutch].


Sir William Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 256

Document type: Copy

One Robert Baker, advising with the writer as of his Counsel in a suit against one William Hawkins, mentioned a matter in which the latter had scandalized his Grace & of which the writer conceives it to be his duty to apprise the Duke.


Encloses:

An Information, by Robert Baker of Dublin, carpenter, concerning a scandalous aspersion cast upon his Grace the Duke of Ormond, by William Hawkins of Lacy Hill, esquire, in the year 1663

Date: 20 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 256

Document type: Copy


A Note of Proceedings in Parliament, 22 October

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 141

Document type: Endorsed as received in Ireland, 31 October


A Note of further Proceedings in Parliament, 29 October

Date: 29 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 142


The like, from November 8 to November 12, inclusive

Date: 8-12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 143-5

Document type: The note of November 8-9 is endorsed as received in Ireland, November 15


The like, December 10-16

Date: 10-16 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 146-147


A Note of the House of Commons, concerning Crown Lands alienated

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 148


A Note of further Proceedings in Parliament, December 17-19

Date: 17-19 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 150

[The Papers numbered, in this volume "68" to "72", inclusive, and "74", and here calendared as 'Notes of Proceedings in Parliament' (the MSS themselves have no title, but are occasionally described by an endorsement) are, substantially, and in general, mere 'Abridgements' of the "journals" of Parliament as afterwards printed. They are indeed official reports, sent for the information from day to day of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, but they make no important addition to previous knowledge. Henceforward, therefore they will be described with even greater [no further text].

Note: The sense of Edward Edwards' last sentence must be be "Henceforward, therefore they will be described with even greater brevity"]. Volume "68" to "72", inclusive, and "74" refer to the numbering given by Edwards in the handwritten calendar.

Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 300-301

Document type: Holograph

Communicates various representations which have been made to the writer upon administrative affairs in Ireland, then pending, and more particularly in relation to the stationing of troops [especially upon the lands recently granted to English Courtiers, such as "my brother Arlington", whose servants, adds Lord Ossory, "daily represent the necessity of having a company quartered on his lands"], and the maintenance of the present strength of the Army there.

Notices the pressure of monetary affairs, and the state of parties, at Court.


[Notes] on Miscarriages in the late War

Date: 22 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 231, fol(s). 4v

Document type: Breviate; by Carte from "MS. Pepys LVIII"

From Papers laid before Parliament, on the 22nd October 1667.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 463

Document type: Copy

Instructions concerning examinations to be taken in the affair of Baker and Hawkins.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 137

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

An enclosed letter and information have been received from Sir William Davys. If, after this notice, the Duke shall do nothing in his vindication, it might, he says, "by those who know me not, be interpreted as if I were afraid to have the matter examined. I shall therefore desire your Lordship that Mr Hawkins may be examined, and (if it be proper) confronted with Baker." ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 223-224

Document type: Copy

... A letter sent, by [the hands of] Sir Edward Massey to the King, was in return to one ... concerning the late Chancellor, and to free the Duke from any misapprehension that any thing that he had formerly written might proceed from fear of danger to himself. ... Other good is not expected from the letter, & so there is little pain as to what may come of it. ...

... Mentions a cause pending between Colonel Richard Talbot & Sir Robert Nugent ... some speeches lately made by Lord Orrery ... some matters relating to the Settlement of Ireland ... and the possibility of there being presently some reasons for the writer's visiting England, and also certain alternative propositions that may, in that event, have to be considered, in respect of the appointment of a Deputy or of Lords Justices, to administer this Government. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 72-73

Document type: Copy

... Contents himself abundantly that the judgment in Barker's case is not found to be partial, corrupt, or irrational; and that the King, and so many of my Lords, have found reason to dismiss the appeal. What he may further do, will not take away that satisfaction. They are worse friends to the Adventurers, than ever the writer was, who would leave them to what they can get by the Acts passed in the last King's reign, with all the circumstances which attended the distribution upon [so in MS.] them; much less will Barker find his account by them. ...

Adds particulars of some Admiralty & other pending affairs. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

Mr Barker has several ways to make friends. Some might well be friends to his cause. But the Duke is glad the judgment was not found to be either corrupt or irrational; and that the King took pains to understand the matter, which was intricate enough.

Has no fear of anything that can be laid to the writer's charge in reference to the Settlement of Ireland.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Ossory

Date: 25 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 15-16

Document type: In Carte's hand, as prepared for the press


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 781

Document type: Holograph

Is honoured by his Grace's letter of the 22nd; with the draft of the letter desired on behalf of Lord Powerscourt; and with the Warrant for the Commission of [inquiry into] embezzlements [of naval prize-goods].

Submits a statement of the allowances asked for by Cooke and Martin, in order to the execution of the Commission aforesaid. ...


The Heads of Particulars with which the Earl of Clarendon was charged in the House of Commons

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 800-801

Document type: Contemporary report; as communicated to the Duke of Ormond


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 372

Document type: Copy

... Whatsoever further application Barker shall make, the writer is highly satisfied with the vindication the judgment here given in his cause hath found, in the approval of the King and Council in England. If his cause required no further justice, it is certain his carriage in the prosecution of it deserved little favour. The persons to be satisfied & rewarded out of he has long so unwarrantably held are (1) the informer, Rutherne; (2) Colonel Edward Vernon; (3) those of the Nominees whose estates, or part of them, are in that proportion; (4 & last) Lord Clanmalier & such others as are left desperate by the Acts of Settlement and are the fittest objects of his Majesty's bounty & compassion.

Rutherne's proportion is 3,000 acres; which leaves 12,000 acres for distribution. ...

Adds particulars concerning the cases of Dr Loftus and of Richard Talbot. ...


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 17

Document type: Copy

Is glad to have Lord Conway on the place where the actions of all men in public employment are subjected to reproach & misinformation, by fancy, by malice, & by credulity.

The Duke knows these things well; but has suffered from aspersions, only until he could answer for himself.

Adds particulars as to the prize ship brought into Galway [by Sir Jeremy Smith], and sold.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Lord Conway

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 17

Document type: In Carte's hand, as prepared for the press


William Legge to Ormond

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 401

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of October 15. Reports the proceedings in the House of Commons in relation to the impeachment of the Lord Chancellor Clarendon.

Mentions the coming from Ireland of persons disaffected to the Duke's government. What the writer has learned of their intrigues he has communicated to the Duke's son [Lord Ossory].


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 419

Document type: Holograph

Sir Nicholas Armorer brought to the Earl, on [19th] [in MS.: "29th of this month"] inst, His Grace's letters which oblige him further ("if any addition can be made") to His Grace's service.

Mr Seymour, "in his accusation of the Earl of Clarendon, among other bribes, charged him with the sum of £50,000, received from Ireland; and made a transition, how fit it would be for the Commons to take into consideration, in due time the state and management of affairs in that Kingdom".

Adds that as Seymour left the House, a son of Sir F. Coventry quarrelled ("it is said, upon an old grudge [in MS.: "grutch"]") with him, and both were wounded.


Ormond to Edward Vernon

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy

Colonel Vernon's advices of 12th and 14th October relative to the conclusion, at its present stage, of Barker's appeal, have been duly received.

Were the Adventurers to advise with sober Counsel, and upon true statements, they would save charges to themselves, as well as trouble, in reply, to the Lord Lieutenant.


Ormond to the Countess Dowager of Devonshire

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 75

Document type: Copy

The writer would grieve to be found unworthy of that kind concernment for the interests of her absent servants, which her Ladyship has been pleased to shew. If the writer could think it fit ever to return acknowledgements to one who is called upon to deliver his conscience, in the character of a Judge; he would ask Lady Devonshire to express for him, his satisfaction that "in the case of one Barker", my Lord Lauderdale's judgment was the same as his own.


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy

Thanks Lord Conway for a letter of October 15th. Is glad to have his Lordship "where all men's actions who have been in public employment, are, according to the fancy or malice of some, and credulity of others, subjected to reproach & misinformation, so that prejudice is contracted, without means of justification, & before a man is called to it." ...

Notices various circumstances connected with the prize-ship [that taken by a King's ship commanded by Sir Jeremy Smith] lately at Galway.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 302-303

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of October 17th. Retains the opinion, formerly expressed, that it may not be unworthy the Duke's consideration whether Letters [patent] might not usefully be obtained, empowering him to constitute a Deputy, in the event of his affairs needing his own repair to England.

Thinks it to be quite possible that, in time, the attempts of the Duke's enemies "will be so far successful as to divest him of the Government", which, once lost, will not easily be recovered.


Ormond to the Lord Keeper Bridgeman

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 77

Document type: Copy

A letter written by the Duke to the Lord Keeper in September last was found still lying here (by the neglect of a servant) when its writer returned from Dublin. It was only written to express his particular satisfaction in his Lordship's access to the place he is now in.


Lord Le Poer to John Walsh

Written from: [Waterford?]

Date: 28 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 303

Document type: Holograph

Transmits documents concerning [John MacDavid] a prisoner, who had been committed by the writer to the shire-gaol of Waterford [in 1667] for murders committed by him in that county.


Enclosure 1

Earl of Orrery [written as Lord President of Munster] to Sir Richard Osborne

Written from: Charleville

Date: 26 August 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 302

Document type: Copy

John McDavid is to be forthwith examined, and "if anything of weight be found" in his accusation, security for his appearance is to be taken & he is to be set at liberty.


Enclosure 2

Warrant by Sir Richard Osborne for the delivery of the person of John McDavid to the custody of George O'Mulcahy & another

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 302

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 225

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning false rumours lately current of a design to reform the Army; and also of certain matters, arising under the Act of Settlement and a "quadripartite deed" therein mentioned, relating to the Duke's private estate. ...

If "Barker's clause" was added to the Bill [of Explanation] after the last reading of it at Salisbury, it was neither by the Duke's direction, nor with his knowledge. But he is confident that it was not so added.

Cannot imagine whence it is that that Duke of Buckingham supposes that the writer (who knows, as the King does, that he endeavoured to serve him) has disobliged him. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy

Has received his son's letter of 22nd inst. The rumour of reducing the Army was unfounded. The writer declared expressly that, in his judgment, the King could lessen neither its number nor its pay; whatsoever other retrenchments might be made. As to the quartering of soldiers, he is well prepared to answer. But whether all the 'Act of Settlement' was printed or not, he is not to answer for. To transcribe for, or to oversee, the Press, is no part of the Duke's work. ...

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 18

Document type: In Carte's hand; as prepared for the press


Minute, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of information given to him, by Sir Robert Walsh

Written from: [Kilkenny?]

Date: 29 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 783

Document type: Holograph

Minute, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of information given to him, by Sir Robert Walsh, concerning certain political incidents, and more especially financial incidents, of the administration of public affairs in Ireland, at various periods; particularly as to "moneys sent out of England".


Archbishop of Canterbury to Ormond

Written from: Lambeth House

Date: 29 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 232

Document type: Holograph

Is sorry that his last letter gave the Duke disturbance. ... What he said [of Clarendon] "arose", he proceeds to say, "from what I observed in the carriage of his enemies - at least, of some of them; that they were resolved to be severe against all those that had, or were thought to have, a kindness for him. Of which number Your Grace and myself are. Though, God knows, for these divers years, I have had little reason to be fond of him. Whether you have had so, Your Grace best knows. ... I wish him innocent; but if he prove guilty, let him suffer." ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 567

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Communicates papers concerning the proceedings of Parliament. ...

The Commissioners of the Treasury were present at the reading of his Grace's letter of 15th inst to the King. They observed on it that they had expected his Grace "would have proposed where the retrenchments might most fittingly be made upon either of the Establishments. I argued", adds the present writer, "that in my judgment they might more properly begin here. ... I took up", he proceeds, "another [argument] in the behalf of my Lord Carlingford, who presseth the abatement of his quit-rents, [and] whose Bill for them is now with my Lord Privy-Seal. The Lords Commissioners opposed it much."


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 145

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Orrery's letter, recommending Mr Robert Southwell's pretensions for the keeping of the Fort [at Kinsale] built upon his land, and by the building of which he has received very considerable damage. Approves of the recommendation ... but in order to the carrying it into effect an estimate must be made of the force needed. ... Of Mr Southwell's ability and faithfulness to the King's service, the Lord Lieutenant has had good & long experience.

... Notices some late transactions in England, and in particular, the combination between Barker and certain of the adventurers for lands in Ireland, to bring complaints in Parliament against the writer's administration here. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 144

Document type: Copy

Notifies approval of Mr Southwell's suit for the command of the Fort at Kinsale; as above. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 20

Document type: Copy

Barker's appeal to the Council in England having been dismissed he has drawn in some 'Adventurers' to join with him in Articles against the Writer.

Probably, an inquiry will shew that the 'Adventurers' have been very fairly dealt with. If otherwise even, the Duke has had little to do therewith.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 20-21

Document type: Copy, as prepared by Thomas Carte for the press


A Resolution of the House of Commons of England, upon a Petition of William Barker, and others, appellants, in a Case concerning a claim to certain lands in Ireland, lately adjudged by the Lord Lieutenant & Council of that Kingdom

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 31 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 795

Document type: Copy


Notes of Proceedings in Parliament; chiefly relating to Naval Affairs, and to the impeachment of Lord Chancellor Clarendon

Date: October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 570-571


Notes concerning the Earl of Meath's Articles of Charge against the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, so far as respects Quartering of Troops

Date: Undated [October? 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 155

Document type: Copy


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 1 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 787-788

Document type: Holograph

The writer hears that "a certain Don Jean will come to this Government, & in private saith he will be here, when he is not looked for; his stay depending now only upon the ... settlement with the Assientos; and order being given for the drawing together of the ships that are assigned for his passage". ...

"I cannot", proceeds the writer, "but tell Your Grace of the preferment of one of your friends, Ignatius White, who is by the Spanish Crown (as he says) made a Baron. ... Don Bernard de Solinas told me that it was done at the solicitation of another brother, now at Madrid, and chiefly upon these two points: ... (1) of his being one of the chiefest families of Ireland, & allied, in the first degree, to the Duke of Ormond ... (2) of his having lost a great estate in Ireland, upon the score of his being a Catholic & so long in the Spaniards' service. He pretended to be [made] a Count or a Marquess ... but obtained to be a Baron." ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 2 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 796

Document type: Holograph

On Thursday [29th October] a petition was presented to the House of Commons, from Alderman Barker, in the matter of the pretended Adventure [for Lands in Ireland] of Cunningham and Dicke, which petition was referred to the Committee for Grievances. ...

Notice is added of the proceedings for an impeachment of the Earl of Clarendon.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 571

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

The Lord Keeper "is of opinion that the seeking to take this man [Barker] off, will multiply ... complaints [in Ireland] and perhaps increase his, so that the matter ought to be left to its own luck." ...

"I have had shewn to me", continues the writer, "what hath been sent to your Grace of complaints against yourself, by him that sent them. But, for all I can yet learn, there is but little ground for you to apprehend any noise upon them."


Lord Dillon to Ormond

Written from: Fort Dillon

Date: 3 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 470-471

Document type: Holograph

Is now in a barbarous country where there is not a piece of money; but as many cows as would feed an Army. ... Adds particulars of the state of political affairs in Connaught; of information brought by spies; and concerning the shrievalty of Westmeath.


Encloses:

Proclamation, on behalf of the Lord President of Connaught, granting to certain O'Dowds a sum for maintenance out of the Rents of the Baronies of Costello & Gallen, within the province of Connaught, on conditions stated

Written from: Fort Dillon

Date: 12 October 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 34, fol(s). 472

Document type: Certified Copy


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: [Charleville?]

Date: 3 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 635-636

Document type: Copy; partly in cypher

The Archbishop ought not to wrangle with the writer for conditions of secrecy. ... The writer will not break that promise, when he has the Archbishop's engagement that what is so written to him no man living but himself shall be acquainted with, by or from him. ... "I send you", he continues, "the words of my letter from an excellent hand." [What immediately follows is partly in cypher, with an interlinear decypher, initials being used, in the latter, for the names intended.]

"The King made it his elaborate work to make the Parliament give him thanks that he had laid aside C[larendon]. C[larendon] must die, and die by a law, for having made [the] K[ing] marry the Q[ueen] whom he knew would be barren, and could not be otherwise. To all which the King is to be the chief witness. In this Act [so in MS.], there is a clause to null the said marriage, and it is not yet resolved whether in the same law, or another, there should be a clause to affirm that [the] K[ing] was married to the Duke of Monmouth's mother."

"It is certain O[rmond] will be suddenly recalled, and impeached ... whose case I much lament. ... And [I] have sent for the 'Heads of the Articles' that I may the better let him know what he has to provide against."

"327 [the writer himself?] has been much pressed to appear against him but he scorns to do it."

Proposes certain cyphers to be used, in future correspondence for Sir Henry Bennet (adding "we may have other occasion to use that name"), the Duke of Buckingham, and Sir Robert Howard. ...

Adds also an account of the wreck of a Dutch ship, near to Capel Island. ...


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 3 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 179-180

Document type: Copy; with partial decypher (inaccurately transcribed)

Gives an account of a communication, in cypher, received by the writer, in relation to Clarendon and the King's marriage.


Copy of the Earl of Orrery's Letter to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Date: 3 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 179-181


A Report of pending Negotiations, and of political incidents, at the Court of Lisbon, by Sir Robert Southwell, British Ambassador there

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 3/13 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 804-807

Document type: Official copy; communicated to the Duke of Ormond

Addressed to Secretary Lord Arlington.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 572-574

Document type: Original; chiefly in cypher

Upon the Writer's earnest pressure there has been a debate before his Majesty upon the question whether Lord Sandwich should continue to reside at the Court of Madrid, now that the substance of negotiation is successfully concluded; and it is resolved that he should be recalled. Mr Godolphin is to be left to the care of the King's affairs, "under a smaller character". Adds that the Government think it to be a mistake that Spain should grow colder in offers to Portugal upon the revolution there.


Conway to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 5 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 25

Document type: Holograph

As the writer is informed, Sir Richard Temple is to bring in a Bill of Impeachment against the Lord Lieutenant. Though it be a sufficient ground for his Grace to apprehend evil enough, if he should fall into the displeasure of the House of Commons; "yet [so in MS.] there is so much of reality in the second Article [concerning quartering of troops] ... and such unanswerable [so in MS.] evidence in the late petition ... [to the Lord Lieutenant] from the City of Dublin ... that it concerns" his Grace to look after the matter. ... Never saw any man so confident as Lord Clarendon "is of his innocence. ... His grand prosecutor is Lord Berkeley, and he looks upon his informations as the great incendiaries." But, as the writer believes, his Grace will find that "the root lies deeper. ... A Bill of Divorce [this passage is in cypher] is to follow, or [else] a Bill to affirm that the King was married to the Duke of Monmouth's mother." ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 569-570

Document type: Holograph

Describes late proceedings in Parliament, chiefly upon the case of the Earl of Clarendon. ...

Will acquaint the King with the Lord Lieutenant's design for the disposal of Barker's land, in case it be to be disposed of. Is persuaded his Majesty will not mislike it.


A Report of pending Negotiations, and of political incidents, at the Court of Lisbon; by Sir Robert Southwell, British Ambassador there

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 5/15 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 808-810

Document type: Official copy; communicated to the Duke of Ormond

Addressed to Secretary Lord Arlington.


A Narrative of the Proceedings, in the Court of Portugal, concerning the discharge of the Conde de Castel Melhor, Secretary of State, and others, from their offices

Written from: [Lisbon]

Date: August-5/15 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 817-843

Document type: Original

Communicated by Sir Robert Southwell, British Ambassador at Lisbon, to Secretary Lord Arlington.


A Breviate of the Narrative, calendared immediately above

Written from: [Lisbon]

Date: [5/15 November 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 815-816

Document type: Original

Drawn up by order of Sir Robert Southwell.


Sir Robert Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Gunnor [so in MS.] Castle

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 802-803

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs. Long details of conversations, and of rumours, about an intended conspiracy "of above 200 Irish Gentry to ... begin a rebellion." ...


O'Muledy to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 845

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of a negotiation with Mr [Patrick?] Walsh, on certain affairs of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, with which, the writer says, he would not have intermeddled but for an assurance from Walsh that it was proposed at the instance of the Lord Lieutenant, "for the public tranquillity of that Kingdom."

The writer's intended journey thither has been delayed, partly to await the ratification [of the late Treaty]; partly to await the issue of the pending negotiations in Portugal. "The King", he adds [i.e. King of Spain], has given the "title of King, to the Duke of Braganza, upon the request of his Majesty of Great Britain." ...


Petition of Eleanor, Countess Dowager of Tyrconnel to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 627

Document type: Breviate

Recites an adjudication, by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland, declaring the Earl of Tyrconnel to be nocent, and his estate in Ireland forfeited.

Recites also the King's subsequent Order, "upon better information" for the restitution of the estate aforesaid & the remission of quit-rents, to the Earl of Tyrconnel, who, however, died "before he could enjoy the benefit of his Majesty's intentions" in his behalf.

Prays for the remission of the Quit-rents, in accordance with the King's declared purpose.


Annexed thereto:

An Order, by the King in Council, upon the Petition above-recited

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 627v

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 629

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Marcus, Lord Viscount Dungannon, Marshal of the King's Army in Ireland, to receive the same entertainment and allowances for that office, as were enjoyed by Sir Henry Tichborne, late Marshal, deceased.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 631

Document type: Original

Renews former directions for the insertion, on the Establishment of Ireland, of a salary of twenty shillings per diem to Robert Fitzgerald, esquire, Comptroller of the Cheques and Musters in Ireland.


Lords of Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 165

Document type: Original [with eleven signatures]

By his Majesty's command, desire that full inquiry be made into the allegations of a Petition herewith communicated; and of certain documents which accompany it, and which relate to the capture of a Spanish ship called the 'Sea-Fortune'.


Subjoin 1

Petition of Jacob Motte, Attorney of Valentine Parris, Proveditor of the King of Spain's Armada [in MS.: "Armado"]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 169

Document type: Certified Copy

Recites the capture off the Coast of Ireland of the Ship 'Sea-Fortune', and her Cargo, notwithstanding the passport of H.R.H. the Duke of York; & prays redress.


Subjoin 2

Certificate, by Matthew Wren, Secretary of the Admiralty, of the passport given by H.R.H. the Lord High Admiral for the Ship 'Fortune de la Mer'

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copy


Subjoin 3

Schedule of Particular Papers, which prove the Ship and lading to belong to the King of Spain

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Lords of Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 163

Document type: Original; with twelve signatures

Recite the proceedings of the Commissioners of Claims, in the year 1663, concerning the estate in the Queen's County of Robert Hartpoole; the Petition to the King in relation thereto, of Sir Oliver St George, and of Edward Tooke, esquire; and proceedings taken thereupon.

Desire by his Majesty's Command that his Grace will be pleased to consider of the matters now in question, and of the prayer of the Petitioners; and to certify his opinion.


Enclose:

Petition of Sir Oliver St George, Baronet, and of Edward Tooke, esquire, concerned in the estate of Robert Hartpoole, of the Queen's County ... the one as a soldier; and the other, as an Adventurer

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy


Sir Robert Southwell to Sandwich

Written from: Lisbone

Date: 6/16 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 575-576

Document type: Holograph

Apprises Lord Sandwich of a universal outcry in Portugal for the meeting of the estates, and for reforms in Government. After much difficulty, the King has assented to the issue of the writs. Under present circumstances the writer deems it to be his duty to remain in Portugal, until receipt of new Instructions or of a second revocation.


Chesterfield to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 6 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 378

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Acquaints the Duke with the writer's recovery of "part of his health", after having been "given over by the physicians, as well as by all other men" [the writer lived until 1713].


Notes, by Sir George Lane, of the proceedings of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Settlement of Ireland

Date: 7 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 168-169

Document type: Copy


Henry Howard [apparently, the "Henry Howard of Norfolk", who was created to the barony of Howard of Castle-Rising, in 1669, and became, eventually, eleventh Duke of Norfolk] to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 323-324

Document type: Holograph

Wishes, very heartily, for his Lordship's return. All advantages are taken [at Court] for turning things to the Earl's prejudice.

Describes the course of proceeding taken against the Chancellor. The Commons desire to have liberty to impeach him, "upon common fame"; the Lords, after impeachment, are then to examine upon oath. Upon this question, adds the writer, depends the fate of my Lord Chancellor, "and of many more".

Mentions some inquiries in Parliament concerning the late miscarriages at Chatham.

It is acknowledged, even by the Earl's enemies, here, that he has done the King and Kingdom eminent service in his Embassy.


An Examination of William Hawkins, of Dublin, esquire, concerning words alleged to have been spoken by him affirming that he was certain to obtain certain lands by way of reprizal "for that he was raising £1,000, to give to the Duke of Ormond", in order thereto

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 746

Document type: Original; witnessed by the Lord Chancellor Archbishop of Dublin, Sir Paul Davys, and John Bysse


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 304-305

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of October 25 and 28.

In the event of the Duke's recall, the writer will use his best endeavours that the choice of a successor shall fall only on such as the Duke himself may, with reason, be thought likely to approve of.

With respect to Lord Orrery, is of opinion that "all outward forms ought to continue on both sides, until the thing be manifest".

Reminds the Duke of Lord Massareene's ["Mazarin" in MS.] desire to be of the Council [in Ireland].


Bishop of Lichfield & Coventry to Ormond

Written from: Channel Row, Westminster

Date: 9 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 748

Document type: Holograph

Has expended, by his Grace's direction and as his Grace's whole gift, a sum of £100 upon the fabric of the Cathedral Church of Lichfield ... which will renown his Grace's goodness.


Commission to Captain Charles Feilding to be Captain of the foot company, late under command of Charles Blount, deceased

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 9 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 48v

Document type: Breviate


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Henry Colt, to be ensign in Major Broughton's company, in the Regiment of Guards

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 9 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 53v

Document type: Breviate


Vernon to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 10 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 796

Document type: Holograph

The Dublin petition [concerning the quartering of Troops], with the Lord Lieutenant's answer thereto, is in Lord Conway's hands. The Duke of Ormond's relatives here say that Conway is a friend; therefore, the writer says no more on the subject.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 633

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Sir Edward Dering, Baronet, to have a grant in reversion, for life, of the Office of Auditor-General of Ireland, next after the death of James Ware, esquire, now patentee of the office aforesaid, or after other avoidance thereof.


The King to King Charles II of Spain and to Dona Maria Anna of Austria, Queen-Regent

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 577, 579

Document type: Copy; and abbreviated copy

Signifies the revocation of His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary at the Court of their Majesties the Earl of Sandwich.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 578

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Endorses Lord Sandwich's letter of revocation. Will remind the King to reinforce his commands to the Commissioners of the Treasury as to remittance of Bills of Exchange.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 849

Document type: Holograph

Communicates this day's proceedings, in Parliament, against the Earl of Clarendon.


Notes concerning a Popish Visitation [of Ireland]

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 329

Document type: Original

Given me [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant] by the Lord Primate [of Ireland], November 12, 1667.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 147

Document type: Copy

The enclosed paper, containing some heads of an accusation against the Duke, was sent to him from England. It was in the hands of persons who, at least, had a purpose to make some use of the charges. ... A Copy also of the heads of Mr Seymour's speech against the Earl of Clarendon is communicated.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 227

Document type: Copy

States his reasons for thinking it inexpedient that any warrant that may be sent hither by the King to empower the writer to pass into England, when his occasions may require it, should give him liberty himself to name the person or persons who shall govern in his absence. ...

Adds some observations concerning the proceedings against Lord Clarendon. ...


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 465

Document type: Copy

... Sends a petition from the Mayor & Corporation of Dublin, complaining of certain abuses in, and under colour of, the quartering of soldiers; and the Answer. ...

Notices certain of Lord Meath's 'Articles' against the writer's administration.


Cypher [used by the Duke of Ormond], with the Earl of Orrery

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 426-427

Document type: Original; endorsed, & dated, by Lane


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy

... Has seen some 'Heads' [of Articles] imparting an accusation against him. Either they are drawn by some friend, or by a very ignorant enemy. There is not one of them true, as they are expressed. Some, if they were true, are no crimes. And some, are impossible to have been done, by anybody. ...

Is glad Butler is to have a room at the bar, and will readily bestow the £30, to put him in. ...

Does not well conceive from whom, in this Kingdom, Lord Clarendon could receive £50,000. What an Act of Parliament gives can hardly ... be called a bribe.

Adds some particulars concerning "the Genoa ship". ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 374

Document type: Copy

... If retrenchment here shall be found to be needful - which, the writer supposes, it will not, unless the revenue [of Ireland] shall fall short of the charge - papers shall be sent by which the Council or Treasury may easily judge where it may most safely, honourably & justly fall. ...

If Lord Carlingford's pretension to an abatement of his quit-rent extends as well to his new lands, as to his old estate, it is the more unreasonable. ... But there is no other reason for any enhancement of ancient quit-rents, than that it is believed to be imposed by the Act of Settlement, and needed by the Crown.

The Commissioners for Settlement of forfeited estates proceed with diligence in their work; but they may, possibly, be put to some stop, until His Majesty's pleasure on the paper sent hence concerning the Nominees, shall have been received.


Encloses:

An Extract of a Letter from Colonel Sydenham, to Mr Thomas Page, concerning certain proceedings of Nonconformist Ministers in the vicinity of Carrickfergus

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 374


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 376

Document type: Copy

Lord Massareene ... is humbly recommended to the King for the place of a Privy-Councillor in this Kingdom. His interest here is very considerable. His parts answerable. ...


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter, to be offered for his Majesty's signature, directing the swearing-in of the Lord Viscount Massareene as a Privy-Councillor of Ireland

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 376


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 23

Document type: Copy

As to obtaining a [Royal] Letter, giving to the Duke power to name a Lord Deputy, it is unusual. If it be not illegal, that course is probably unprecedented. Doubts if there be any great reason for him to hasten unto England. The charges against Clarendon will take time; in the course of which the Commons will scarcely entertain other accusations.

[Life, 3, App.]


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy

Communicates in confidence some 'Heads of an Accusation' against the Writer, sent to him out of England. Part of Seymour's speech against Clarendon contains what, "they say, will be [also] reduced to a charge, or impeachment" [against him].

[Life, 3, App.]


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 181-182

Document type: Copy

Gives further particulars as to proceedings connected with the new Charter of Limerick, and the nomination of councillors.

Barker has now - after losing his Appeal - engaged some Adventurers to join with him, in framing 'Articles' against the Duke of Ormond.


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 22

Document type: Copy as prepared by Thomas Carte for the press


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 23

Document type: Copy; as prepared by Thomas Carte for the press


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Orrery to Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Charleville

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 182-183


Petition of Henry Reeves to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 156v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Corporal Thomas Theaker, and other soldiers, of the Army in Ireland; [with the Order thereupon].


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 12 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 306

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the progress of debate upon the accusation of Lord Clarendon. The writer has had assurances from divers persons that there is also an intention to impeach the Duke of Ormond; one of the chief articles of charge being an alleged illegal quartering of troops in Dublin; and a refusal to give redress upon complaint. This design he believes to be promoted by Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Robert Howard, Mr Seymour, Mr Garraway, "and others, of the same cabal".


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 580

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

States that the time of the Commissioners of the Treasury "hath been so taken up in the Parliament, ever since it sate, that they have dispatched very little business, which is the best excuse I can give for your disappointment."

Adds that the Count of Molina [Spanish Ambassador at London] offers nothing that ought to engage England in the assistance of Spain. ... The debate on the impeachment of Lord Clarendon "silenceth all other news".


His Majesty's Declaration in Council, upon consideration of the Doubts made by the Commissioners of Claims [in Ireland, for executing the Act of Settlement, and the Act Explanatory thereof] concerning the Nominees.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 159-160

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert Tomson to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 157

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant Richard Smith & others.


Petition of Sir George Rawdon, on behalf of the Duke of Albemarle to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 157v

Document type: Copy

Prays the continuance of the Lord Lieutenant's former Order for respite of certain quit-rents, payable out of lands in the possession of the Duke of Albemarle.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, prolonging the respite of quit-rents recited until Easter Term, next ensuing after date

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 157v

Document type: Copy


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 16 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 851

Document type: Holograph

A further report [as in letters of other writers, already calendared] of the proceedings upon the impeachment of Lord Clarendon.


Petition of Christopher Jeffreys to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 157

Document type: Copies

Prays for discharge of petitioner's son from his military service in Captain Taylor's Company of Foot, now garrisoned in Duncannon; petitioner being aged & infirm.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 16 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 421

Document type: Holograph

Continues his account of the proceedings against Clarendon. Notices Council proceedings on affairs of Ireland.

Describes the first audience of the Dutch Ambassadors.


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 33-34

Document type: Original

Has received his Lordship's letter of 31 October, together with the letters therein enclosed, for Lord Annesley and for Mr Elliot. Lord Annesley, adds the writer, has work enough to do for his father; his interest is, certainly, "not big enough to promote Lord Wharton's concerns"; and as for Mr Elliot whosoever informed his Lordship that he could advance his affairs, "doth not know Ireland".

Intimates a disappointment in his, the writer's, hopes of Sir Edward Dering's action on Lord Wharton's matter. Dering can "do a big thing when he hath a mind to do it; and can as handsomely avoid it when he is otherwise minded; having no want of that part of a Courtier."


Petition of Richard, Earl of Arran, Colonel of his Majesty's Regiment of Guards to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 116-117

Document type: Certified Copy


A further Report upon political affairs, at the Court of Lisbon

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 18/28 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 812-813

Document type: Official copy; communicated to the Duke of Ormond

Addressed by Sir Robert Southwell, British Ambassador at that Court, to Secretary Lord Arlington.


Earl of Devonshire to Ormond

Written from: Roehampton

Date: 19 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 467

Document type: Original

Assurances of esteem and friendship; and of the writer's great satisfaction in his Grace's late letter.


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Charleville

Date: 19 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 137v

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

From good hands is daily assured that the distance between [the King] and [Duke of York] increases so much, that [in MS.: "as"] those who wish well to either of them apprehend the consequences of it. Is assured too that smart Votes are drawn against [Ormond] whose ruin many fierce men design. [Orrery] does him all the service he can, though [Ormond] knows it not, nor shall. ...


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 19 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 184-185

Document type: Copy

Communicates the Court gossip, sent to him from Whitehall, about Clarendon and Ormond and their respective enemies.

Regards it as "an affront" to the writer that "Foxen should dare" [on the strength of support at the Viceregal Court] "to present an additional list of names, for the new Charter" [of the City of Limerick].


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Orrery to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Charleville

Date: 19 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 184-185


[A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 170-171

The Select Committee on trade with Holland has presented its report to the House of Commons; upon debate, it was ordered that the House should resolve itself into a Grand Committee of the whole House, to consider the question raised.

The proceedings of the same House in reference to the Vote of the House of Lords that, upon an accusation of treason, in general, against the Earl of Clarendon, without particulars alleged, they will neither commit nor restrain the Earl, are reported.

Notices are added of proceedings in the pending Treaty between France and Spain.


Instructions by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to Marcus, Lord Viscount Dungannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 853

Document type: Copy

[Instructions] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [to Marcus, Lord Viscount Dungannon, concerning a lease to be made to Robert Booth, esquire, of certain lands at Chapel-Izod, acquired for the King, but not enclosed within his Majesty's park [Phoenix Park]].


An Account of the Stock of Reprisable Lands [in Ireland] as it appeared, 20th November, 1667

Date: 20 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 46

Document type: Original


Minutes of Proceedings of the House of Commons of England

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 21 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 258

Document type: A contemporary Report


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 229-230

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning Barker's appeal case; concerning the quartering of soldiers; and concerning claims to army commissioners, upon certain vacancies, or expected vacancies.


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 469

Document type: Copy

Imparts, at great length, particulars of the ancient practice of quartering troops in Dublin, and in other cities and towns of Ireland. ... Adds that there is not, in the Articles of charge against the Earl of Strafford, the least mention of that practice, as an offence. ... What "redress", then, can be given to a thing not complained of; practised without murmur; necessary for the safety of the Kingdom? ... Disorders doubtless have arisen thereout. ... None have been made known to the writer, without instant remedy to the person injured, & punishment to the offender. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 378-379

Document type: Copy

... If measure is to be taken of the entertainment Irish complaints will receive from the Parliament [of England], by the success of Barker's petition ... the Parliament will not want work for some months, even if they should have no other.

... As to the accusations against the writer for quartering troops in Dublin, he might just as well be accused for having the sword and maces borne before him; the one having been done, as constantly as the other, by all the Governors of Ireland, as far back as memory will reach. ...

The Earl of Meath, who enjoys certain liberties in the suburbs of this city in right of a dissolved Abbey, has thought this a fit time to raise scandal ... upon the same account. ... Notice is added of what passed, at the Council Board, upon a complaint elsewhere made by Lord Meath, of words spoken by the writer.


Minutes of Proceedings of the House of Commons of England [chiefly concerning John Ashburnham]

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 258v

Document type: A Contemporary Report


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 28

Document type: Copy

The weight attached by friends in England to the complaints about quartering of soldiers has led the Duke to examine the Articles against Lord Strafford.

If quartering were a crime it would be found there, as a help to make up 'Treason'. But there is no trace of it. Only abuses supposed to be committed under colour of quartering, not the practice itself, is complained of even in the present Petition of the citizens of Dublin.

[Life, 3, App.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 29

Document type: Copy

To like effect with the letter to Lord Conway of the same date.

It appears that the great affair of Clarendon's impeachment has put some delay in the consideration of Barker's Appeal to the Parliament.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Lord Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 25

Document type: Copy, as prepared by Thomas Carte for the press


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 27

Document type: In Carte's hand, as prepared for the press


William Legge to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 405

Document type: Holograph

Reports the provision made in respect of certain Bills of Exchange remitted from Ireland.


Sir Nicholas Armorer to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 855-856

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs. Particulars of the proceedings on the Petition in 'Barker's Case'. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 231-232

Document type: Copy

There is no doubt the King well understands that the drift of a rumoured accusation against the writer is to remove him from this Government, which, at this juncture of his private affairs, could be of irreparable inconvenience & damage. ... The only means of redeeming his estate from the weight of debt that is upon it is the money given by the Acts of Settlement, which will hardly be brought in, but by his own presence in the Kingdom, or by the great friendship of the Chief Governor. ...


Minutes of Proceedings of the House of Commons of England [chiefly concerning "freedom of speech in Parliament"]

Written from: Westminster

Date: 23 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 259

Document type: A contemporary Report


Subjoined thereto:

Note concerning a Protest of Certain Peers of Parliament, in relation to the proceedings against the Earl of Clarendon

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 259


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 28v-29

Document type: Copy

The only means left to redeem the Duke's estate from the weight of debt that lies upon it, is the money given to him in the 'Act of Settlement', and that will hardly be brought in, save by his own presence, or by the friendship of the Chief Governor of the time.

The King should remember that no opposition, no temptation, ever frightened, or ever allured, the writer, from his duty to the Crown. More might be said, but that is enough.

[Life, 3, App.]


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 149-150

Document type: Copy

The fullest inquiry must be made into the truth of the information sent to Lord Orrery about an enlisting of Irish Papists in the county of Tipperary. ...

"The making of ... a scrutiny into the number of Papists able to bear arms, at a time when we were in war and were threatened with an invasion by a Prince of the same profession, is a thing not to be slightly past over, though the war is, for the present, at an end." ...


The King, in Council, to Lord Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 583

Document type: Copy

Recites the capture by a Spanish man-of-war, in October, of an English ship, 'The Virgin of London', bound from Scanderoon to London, and the carrying of the ship & cargo into Cadiz as a prize.

Instructs Lord Sandwich to remonstrate the exorbitancy of this proceeding and to claim redress.


Sir John Banks to Sandwich

Written from: London

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 581

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed [erroneously marked in margin as 'Coppie']

Communicates the circumstances attending the voyage and capture of the ship 'The Virgin of London'. Solicits the Ambassador's interposition, as well for satisfaction of damages, as for the restitution of the ship and her cargo.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 30

Document type: Copy

Has received his Lordship's letter of the 15th, about the enlisting of Irish Papists in Tipperary; and has instructed the Archbishop of Cashel, the Bishop of Waterford, and Sir Thomas Stanley, to make a searching enquiry into the facts.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 30

Document type: As prepared for the press, by Thomas Carte


Petition of Sir Peter Courthope, knight, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

Has received from Sir Daniel Bellingham a Bill of Exchange upon the Farmers of the Revenue (Ireland) of which payment is refused. Pray his Grace's order to compel payment.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy


Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for an inquiry to be made

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 863

Document type: Copy

Instructions, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for an inquiry to be made, in conjunction with the Lord Bishop of Waterford, by Sir Thomas Stanley, & Sir Anthony Warde, into the truth of an Information lately presented concerning alleged designs of the Irish Roman Catholics in the County of Tipperary.


Ormond to the Bishop of Waterford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 865-866

Document type: Minute; in Davys' hand

An inquiry is to be made by his Lordship into the truth of certain allegations, contained in a late 'Information', as to alleged seditious designs of certain Romanists [in MS.: "Papists"] in the County of Tipperary.

Sir Thomas Stanley, & Sir Anthony Warde, will give their assistance to his Lordship therein.


Southwell to the Earl of Sandwich

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 26 November/4 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 867-868

Document type: Official copy; as communicated to the Duke of Ormond

Communicates particulars of the pending negotiations in Lisbon.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 573

Document type: Holograph

The Earl of Clarendon has found means to ask his Majesty to approve of his plan of withdrawing himself, but unsuccessfully; the King "detesting the proposition & the manner of it; having discovered it was artificially made, to take advantage by it of the free conference he allowed of. Perhaps, the House of Commons may be induced to bring up special matter, which will be followed by the Earl of Clarendon's confinement". ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 151-152

Document type: Copy

... The purpose, or at least the threat, to make the writer's quartering of troops an article of criminal charge against him, has for a long time been no secret. He hopes - for Lord Orrery's sake - that he is well able to answer it. He found a regiment quartered here (as he supposes most of the Army was elsewhere) by just the same warrants from his Lordship & his colleagues [as Lords Justices] as those since issued for the like purpose. ...

... Notices the differences between the two Houses of Parliament, in England, concerning the method of proceeding against Lord Clarendon. ...


Ormond to Sir Edward Massey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 471

Document type: Copy

Thanks him for his constant correspondence with Sir George Lane, in which the writer finds care of his own concernments and testimonies of affection. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 76

Document type: Copy

Has received the Earl's letters of 16th inst. Dering is now upon passing his Patent. Wishes he would buy out the incumbent, that the King might have the present advantage of his, Dering's, service. ...

... It is said, out of [meaning "from"] England, that the Adventurers will endeavour to overthrow all that has been a-doing these [in MS.: "this"] seven years, towards the Settlement of this Kingdom by petitioning the Parliament for the benefit of the Acts of 17 and 18 of the last King, which, they suppose, no Acts passed in this Kingdom could alter or repeal. But, it is hoped, there are many there who are concerned to represent the disorder such a proceeding would produce. "I pray God", adds the writer, "the Lords stick to their just resolutions not to depart from the right they have, from God and the King. If they should give ground, even those Lords who would persuade them to it, may live to feel the smart of it." ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 36-37

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Earl for letters of 15th and 19th inst. Found the Regiment, now quartered in Dublin, already in quarters then, when the writer took upon him the Government of Ireland in 1662. The subsisting warrants are similar to those given by Lord Orrery and his colleagues when in office.

[Life, 3, app.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 36-38

Document type: As prepared by Thomas Carte, for the press


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 423

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond as having been enclosed in a letter from Father Patrick [Peter Walsh?]. Father Patrick .

Note: There is a pencilled note (not in Edwards' hand): "Fr Patk. Maginn[is] Queen's Chaplin cf. f. 355 infra".

Ormond to Sir Thomas Bridges

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 82

Document type: Copy

The son placed by Sir Thomas under the Duke's care, young as he is, begins to outgrow the stature of a page. It is the Duke's purpose to place him where he may learn the profession of a soldier, but he will not do so, without the approval of the father. The youth is handsome, good, hopeful, & inclined to arms.


Lane to Matthew Wren

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 83

Document type: Copy

His Grace the Lord Lieutenant, having received no answer to the letter he addressed to Mr Wren on the 18th of October, has been pleased to command the transmission of a duplicate of it; believing that the letter must have miscarried. The writer adds his congratulation to Mr Wren on "his happiness in his present relation to the Duke of York" [as Lord High Admiral of England].


[A News-Letter, from Whitehall, addressed to Sir George Lane]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 26 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 172-173

Document type:

Describes the grants of the proceeds of prizes taken at sea which have been made by the King to Prince Rupert and the recall thereof ("with the good liking of the Prince") upon representations made by His Majesty, "on behalf of the poor seamen", and others.

Twenty-six Peers have protested against the decision of the House not to commit the Earl of Clarendon. Other parliamentary proceedings are noticed.


Ormond to Colonel John Bramston, Governor of Athlone

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 113

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Renews a former order bearing date, October 1st of this year, for the removal of certain soldiers from Athlone to the house of Sir Edward Massey at Abbey-Leix, in Queen's County.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 473

Document type: Copy

Recommends Mr Hill for a vacant Prebend, lately held by Dr Hill, deceased.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 587

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has received Lord Sandwich's letter of October 30. Expresses his anxiety to be fully certified as to Mr Godolphin's journey into Portugal, since other letters speak of it as a thing "laid aside". The Dutch Ambassadors press the Government hard to make a Peace [between France & Spain] but "we object that we know not enough the minds of the Parties to go about it".


Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 29 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 869

Document type: Holograph

Since the writer's letter of 1st inst, no incident of moment has passed here, save the reform of about 40 troops of Horse. Meanwhile, the French are busy in recruiting their forces. ...

The German Princes dispatch envoys, on all sides, to negotiate an accommodation, without declaring further in the quarrel. The Emperor pursues his levies, against the Spring. "While we", adds the writer, "make the world believe that we have business enough at home, to keep us from looking abroad at this busy time." ...


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 167

Document type: Original [with ten signatures]

Desire the transmission hither of the grounds & reason upon which the Farmers of the Customs, in Ireland, claim defalcations, for the rent owing by them, to the amount of £22,500; the whole of the rent aforesaid being but £55,000. ...

Various exceptions against any such claim have been already stated to the Council. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 635

Document type: Original

Lord Viscount Massareene to be a Privy Councillor of Ireland.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 637-638

Document type: Original

Rachel, Viscountess Falkland, to have a Grant, under the Great Seal of Ireland, "of the sum of three thousand pounds, to be received and taken out of such discoveries of embezzlements of prize-goods, during the late war, as shall be made in that Kingdom". ...


Lords of the Council in England to Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy [eleven signatures]

Think it improper for his Majesty to give any other order upon the Letter of October 2nd to Lord Arlington, enclosing a "Petition of the Nominees and Proviso-men" [under the Acts of Settlement & Explanation] than that "signified upon the said Petition". ... A kind of legislative power was entrusted to the Council Board in Ireland, in the execution of the Act, "not only to ease his Majesty's subjects of that Kingdom from chargeable applications here but to free his Majesty from further solicitations". ...

It is therefore earnestly commended to their Lordships, by his Majesty's command, not only speedily to resolve this or other doubts ... but by their wisdom also to prevent disappointments which artifices & unreasonable pretensions ... beyond the scope ... of the Act ... may bring upon the Settlement. ...


Sir William Temple to Sandwich

Written from: Brussels

Date: 29 November S.N. 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 585-586

Document type: Holograph

States that his Lordship's Letters of Revocation ("granted at Your Excellency's or your friends' earnest solicitation") were sent through Brussels, and explains the delay in their transmission.

Notes that at Brussels as in Madrid all is "high peace", but there is a conspicuous difference between present procedures of Frenchmen & Spaniards. The latter talk of War, but as to preparations seem sure of peace. The French talk much about Peace, but prepare themselves as if sure of War.


Conway to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 873

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of the 12th inst, & has shewn it to his, the writer's, brother [in law] [Heneage Finch] who conceives the quartering of soldiers in Ireland to be contrary to the Irish Statute, 18 Hen VI, and to be "a treason, triable in England". ... His reasons seemed to the writer very weighty & clear. ... His Grace will receive them, "better enlarged", under his, Finch's, own hand. "If this be law", adds the writer, then no such allegation [so in MS.] will be sufficient to remand the Lord Lieutenant from Ireland [in MS.: "from that country"], where, the writer believes, his Grace "will think it prudent to continue in this turbulent season". ...

... Adds an account of the proceedings against Lord Clarendon. ...


Conway to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: [30 November] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 875

Since the writing of the letter [calendared above] Lord Ossory has honoured the writer with his Grace's of the 22nd. ... It will be found that the quartering ... contrary to 18 Hen VI was charged on Lord Strafford. The proof will be seen in St John's 'Argument', now lent to Ossory, for his Grace's perusal.


Matthew Wren to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 877

Document type: Holograph

Before the writer could answer the letter with which the Duke of Ormond has honoured, he was overtaken with the melancholy apprehension occasioned by the Duke [of York]'s falling sick of the smallpox ... [a disease] lately ... so fatal to the royal family. ...

The number of ships designed for the Coast of Ireland is reduced to the proportion usual in time of Peace ... [certain particulars thereupon are here added]. ...

The writer heard somewhat from Dr Gorges [in MS.: "Gorge"], "before he [Gorges] went over into Ireland, concerning the concurring pretensions of H.R.H. [Duke of York], and your Grace to certain lands in Ireland. I remember that he told me that my Lord Chancellor was to determine them. But the misfortunes which have befallen the poor Earl of Clarendon render him incapable, at this time, of doing ... that service. H.R.H. ... saith that he doth not desire to do anything to your Grace's prejudice; much less where it could be of no advantage to himself." ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 871

Document type: Holograph

A further account [as in letters of other writers, already calendared] of the proceedings, in Parliament, against Lord Clarendon.


The King to Orrery

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy

Is satisfied with the Earl's constant service. He need not fear that the ill offices of any man can prejudice him in the King's opinion.

[Life of Ormond, 3, App.]


Copy of the Letter of the King to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 39

Document type: In Carte's hand, as prepared for the press


Copy of the Letter of the King to the Earl of Orrery

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 187


Patrick Magennis to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 407

Document type: Original

Represents "how acceptable it will be to the King, and all the Nobility here", if the Duke will "provide some little livelihood" for certain "poor nominees", mentioned by the writer in former letters to His Grace.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 308-309

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of November 22nd, together with the enclosure for Lord Conway [in MS.: "Conoway"], who thinks, adds the writer, that he has found out something new upon [the law concerning] the quartering of soldiers. [The expressions here are somewhat obscure, but there seems to be a reference to what passed in Parliament, upon the bringing of a like charge against Strafford.]

It will deserve to be considered whether the calling of a Parliament, or the obtaining of a General Pardon, be expedient; or both measures conjointly.


Petition of Richard, Earl of Arran, Colonel of His Majesty's Regiment of Guards to the Lord Lieutenant, and Lords of the Council, of Ireland

Date: November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 857-859

Document type: Minute [in Secretary Sir George Lane's hand]

Recites certain affirmations made by the Earl of Meath, concerning the quartering of Troops in the City of Dublin.

Prays that the said Earl may be called upon to give, at the Council Board, his proofs of the allegations so made.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: November [no day named] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 575-576

Document type: Holograph

The House of Lords refused all the last week to commit the Earl of Clarendon upon a general impeachment; and at the end of it, instead of bringing the debate to a decisive question, gave reasons at a Conference why they could not comply with their [the Commons'] desires. ...

The Earl, continues the writer, "as I am assured from a very good hand, thinks of withdrawing himself; which, I think, were his best course." ...


Articles against the Earl of Clarendon

Date: [November] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

[With the names against each article severally of the intended "managers".]


A Report upon means that may be adopted for the encouragement of the Linen Manufacture, in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [November] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 861

Document type: Original

Addressed to the Lord Lieutenant, in obedience to his Grace's order of reference, by Colonel Richard Laurence.


Petition of Fitzgerald Aylmer, a Minor, by his Guardian Thomas, Earl of Ossory, to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Date: [November 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 279

Document type: Original

Recites, in detail, certain proceedings upon Petitioner's claim to lands, in a cause depending before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims ... and the Decree made thereupon.

Recites also the clause in the Act for Explanation of the 'Act of Settlement' which directs the Commissioners thereunder "... to observe & follow such further directions, as they shall from time to time receive", from the King, or from his Chief Governor of Ireland for the time being. ...

Prays that, for reasons assigned and upon evidence stated, certain words of limitation may be expunged from a certificate given by the Commissioners aforesaid, and "the said Certificate be made absolute to Your Petitioner & his heirs." ...


Vote of the House of Lords upon the proposition of the Commons to commit the Earl of Clarendon, forthwith on his impeachment

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 761


Vote of the House of Commons, upon communication of the Resolution of the Lords above-recited

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 761


Sir George Lane to Mr Chidley Coote

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 307

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Notifies Mr Coote's nomination by the Lord Lieutenant to be Sheriff of the County of Dublin.


Sir George Lane to Mr John Boswell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Wicklow.


Sir George Lane to Mr Nicholas Codd

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Wexford.


Sir George Lane to Mr Robert Deey

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Kildare.


Sir George Lane to Mr Charles Rickasis

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Notifies Mr Rickasis' nomination by the Lord Lieutenant to be Sheriff of the County of Carlow.


Sir George Lane to Mr Vincent Cuffe

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Kilkenny.


Sir George Lane to Mr Edward Herbert [in MS.: "Harbert"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of King's County.


Sir George Lane to Mr John Gilbert

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of Queen's County.


Sir George Lane to Mr George Peyton

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Westmeath.


Sir George Lane to Mr William Hamilton

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Notifies Mr Hamilton's nomination, by the Lord Lieutenant, to be Sheriff of the County of Longford.


Sir George Lane to Mr Matthew Sympson

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Roscommon.


Sir George Lane to Mr Edward Cooper

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Sligo.


Sir George Lane to Mr Robert Miller

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Mayo.


Sir George Lane to Mr William Pullen

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Notifies Mr Pullen's nomination by the Lord Lieutenant to be Sheriff of the County of Galway.


Sir George Lane to Mr Richard Janes

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Meath.


Sir George Lane to Mr Robert Parks

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Leitrim.


Sir George Lane to Mr Richard Bolton

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Breviate

Notifies a like nomination to be Sheriff of the County of Louth.


A Memorial presented to the King of Portugal, by Sir Robert Southwell, Ambassador of Charles II, King of England

Written from: Lisbon

Date: [2]/12 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 29

Document type: Copy


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 20

Document type: Holograph

After noticing further proceedings upon the impeachment of the Earl of Clarendon, the writer proceeds to say that the Ministers of the Emperor, and of the King of Spain, become impatient to obtain some resolutions concerning their interests; but, he proceeds, "unsuccessfully; our own unsettledness rendering us incapable of engaging in any foreign concerns. Nor is it visible that the Parliament will put the King in a condition to engage in a war, though the Emperor & Holland offer their conjunction." ...


Sir Edward Massie to Ormond

Written from: Westminster

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 21

Document type: Holograph

A letter of thanks, for favours conferred on the writer [in relation to the Land Settlement of Ireland] by the Lord Lieutenant; and of defence against certain malicious representations of the writer's enemies.


Vernon to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 23

Document type: Holograph

A further report of proceedings in 'Barker's Case'. Notices of affairs of Landed Estate.


The humble Petition and Address of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, to the ... Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 599-600

[Printed in Lords' Journals, vol. 12, pp. 154-156.]


William Legge to Ormond

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 409

Document type: Holograph

Continues his account of proceedings in Parliament in relation to the impeachment of the Lord Chancellor Clarendon.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 425-426

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of November 26. Narrates (with great minuteness of detail) the course and progress of the proceedings against Lord Clarendon.

Adds that the wisest persons he, the writer, meets with, blame Clarendon for withdrawing himself; "leaving a long discourse to every man's descant, where none can make a fair exposition. ... Many are amazed; his enemies not rejoicing." ... "God direct the King, & his faithful Councillors in an ill time."


[A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 3 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 174-175

Reports various proceedings in Parliament, and in Courts of Justice.

Gives the purport of recent advices from France, and from Holland; with an account of some incidents at sea.


Case of Sir Edward Fitzharris concerning lands in the Barony of Fermoy and County of Cork

Date: 4 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 174

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 41

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Conway's letter of 6th inst. Thanks him for the Solicitor General [of England]'s Report on the question of Quartering. Alludes to the "surprising news of the Earl of Clarendon's retreat."

[Life, 3, App.]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 27

Document type: Holograph

On the Tuesday preceding the posts were stopped, on account of the Earl of Clarendon's "retirement". His Lordship landed at Calais on the Wednesday. ... He has left his estate under so vast a debt - by building - "as in a great measure to justify his integrity, & condemn his prudence." ... "Lord Northampton brought in a Bill on Thursday, to make his return treason, & any correspondence with him treason." ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 577-578

Document type: Holograph

It is now confidently said that Lord Clarendon is arrived at Calais; "though others will not believe but [that] he lies concealed in the town to see what will be the consequence of his idle paper sent to the House of Lords, at his retreat". ...

... "The whispers go still up & down that they will impeach your Grace, but I see little ground or matter thrown up whereupon it can be founded. Therefore I would not advise you hastily to entertain the belief of it, since no skill of yours, from thence can divert it." ...


Ormond to Matthew Wren

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 475

Document type: Copy

... Never in his life did the writer expect an easterly wind, with such a mixture of fear & impatience, as that which yesterday brought over the Packet, and assurances of the Duke [of York]'s recovery, which seems to recompense past misfortunes, & to give security against future.

... Lord Clarendon ... was to have decided the difference seeming to exist between the Duke's pretensions [under the Settlement] and the writer. ... Now, with H.R.H.'s leave, the Commissioners may be desired to give judgment in that cause; lest the lands be lost to both of them.


Ormond to Morrice

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 477

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Further particulars concerning the Genoese ship brought as a prize into the port of Galway.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 78

Document type: Copy

... The Order and Letter of Council concerning the Nominees and Proviso-men are framed with much caution, yet founded ... in as much reason. ... We walk as warily here, as they can do in England. The offer is generous; concurrence may be prudent; yet the writer doubts that but few will close with the overture. ...

Adds particulars concerning the Winter-guard of the Irish coasts. ...


Diploma of Thaddeus Patrick, M.D., as Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians of Dublin.

Written from: College, Dublin

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 25

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Appended thereto:

Approval by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the Diploma calendared above

Date: 14 December [by error, in MS., "October"] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 25v

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Clarendon to Dr John Fell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford

Written from: Calais

Date: 7/17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 158

Document type: In Carte's hand


Certificate of the Election of Thady Patrick, M.D., as Honorary Fellow of the College of Physicians of Dublin

Written from: College of Physicians [Dublin]

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 29

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Latin.


Annexed:

Confirmation by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the election certified as above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 29

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 310

Document type: Holograph

The writer has seen a Petition of certain Adventurers [for lands in Ireland] which is shortly to be presented [to Parliament]. In the copy so seen, the Duke's name was not mentioned, but occasion will probably be taken thereupon to bring about a more general discussion of the affairs of Ireland.

Barker's Case is now to be brought before a Committee of Parliament. It is likely, however, that the decision of the Privy Council will be approved.


Lord Cornbury to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 84-85

Document type: Holograph

Lord Clarendon ... "never stirred so long as he saw any probability of his being brought to his trial in Parliament, although all his friends, from the opening of this session, persuaded [endeavoured to persuade] him to leave the Kingdom; fearing that his innocence, though never so great, would not be able to protect him against the fury and malice of his adversaries." ...

... But ... "being informed from very credible hands that there was a design to prorogue the Parliament, on purpose to try him by a Jury of Peers, by which means he might fall into the hands of the protesting Lords, he resolved to withdraw." ...

Adds particulars as to the condition of the Earl's family & affairs.


Arlington to Sandwich

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 589

Document type: Original; and chiefly in Lord Arlington's hand

States that an agreement between Spain and Portugal gains daily more belief at Court, and also that it has been brought about by Mr Godolphin's negotiation, although his Lordship's latest letter does not speak of Mr Godolphin's departure from Madrid. Requests Lord Sandwich's furtherance of the pretensions of "Father Patrick" to an Abbey ["La Charité"] now vacant in Burgundy. Adds his assurance that although Lord Sandwich's name is "thrown up in the House of Commons" [in connection with the impeachment of Clarendon] it will not tend to his Lordship's disadvantage.


Sandwich to Arlington

Written from: Madrid

Date: 8/18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 591

Document type: Holograph-Minute

A full account of the Portugal affair and of the League will be given to Lord Arlington by Mr Godolphin, the bearer of this letter, and to his narration the writer wholly refers his Lordship.

Requests Lord Arlington to cause a formal proclamation of the Peace with Spain attended by like circumstances of pomp and ceremony as were used in Madrid.

Lord Sandwich has felt it his duty to write to the King as to the inexpressible inconveniences entailed upon him by failure of remittances. He concludes by an allusion to his loss in "parting with the comfort & assistance of the worthiest gentleman & friend that ever I was in employment with."


Cornbury to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 13

Document type: Copy

Imparts some account of the state of "our miserable family". Clarendon never stirred, "as long as he saw any probability of being brought to his trial in Parliament." And this notwithstanding all kinds of bait. "The King himself ... wished him out of the way." ...

[Life of Ormond, 3, App.]


Copy of Lord Cornbury's Letter to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 12

Document type: In Carte's hand, as prepared for the press


Sandwich to the King

Written from: Madrid

Date: 8/18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 593

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Submits that in obedience to His Majesty's directions, signified in Lord Arlington's letter of October 17 [no. 316b], he has held many conferences with the Spanish Ministers in order to learn "the utmost advantages this Crown can give your Majesty, in case your Majesty enter into a strict League with them." The results are expressed in a paper enclosed to Lord Arlington. Some further considerations will be submitted to His Majesty, verbally, by Mr Godolphin, who is also instructed to report to the King what has been done in the treaty with Portugal; whereby also His Majesty will discern the great capacity Mr Godolphin hath to be useful in His Majesty's most important services.


Further Proposals, concerning a Farm of the Customs and Excise of Ireland, presented to the Lord Lieutenant by "A. M." [or rather by William Dodson], December 9, 1667

Date: 9 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 153

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto:

Memorandum [concerning the existing Farm of the Customs & Excise of Ireland]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 152

Document type: Original


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 10 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 35, fol(s). 847

Document type: Holograph

A petition has been [page torn] to the House of Commons [page torn] Eight 'Adventurers' [[page torn] lands in Ireland], "in [page torn] name of all the Adventurers of England", against the 'Acts of Settlement and Explanation'. It was laid aside, without question; being, in truth, so extravagant as to disturb the whole Settlement of the Kingdom. ...

Dr Gorges [in MS.: "Gorge"] is coming over, to say what he can against the writer's brethren [the Commissioners of the Court of Claims], who hope for his Grace's assistance ... in their defence.


Petition of the body of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland to the House of Commons [of England]

Date: 10 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 499-513

Document type: Copy

Recite the circumstances of Petitioners' Adventure; and the course of late proceedings concerning their respective possessions and claims. Recite also various alleged grievances thence accruing, and pray for redress thereof.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 10 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 314

Document type: Holograph

Notifies what passed in Parliament, upon the presentation of the Petition from some of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 10/20 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 7-12

Document type: Holograph

If anybody were so much at leisure as to contemplate the affairs [of Portugal] ... at this distance ... it would be seen that the fate of the writer's negotiation, and the distemper of this People, "do, not improperly, fall under the same view". ...

He proceeds to give a Summary of the chief political and Court incidents in Portugal, from the beginning of Sir Richard Fanshawe's embassy in 1663, to the present time; incidents which led to the fall from power of the Count of Castel-Melhor, and his colleagues in the government. ...

He notices an accident of infancy, which weakened the King's understanding & also paralysed the right side of his body; and the effects of that accident upon his marriage. The King's enfeebled intellect was known, he says, by the Queen Consort "before she left France"; but that, he adds, "was rather a provocation, than a hindrance to her enterprise." ... But, when she found that she had "neither the enjoyments of a wife, nor the much-longed-for power of a queen ... the one, by fatality; the other, by oppression ... she secretly combined with the Infante ... to pull the Minister, and all his dependants, to the ground." ...

The writer goes on to describe, at great length, the means by which the change of government was brought about; the course of the negotiations entrusted to the writer; and other political incidents.


Subjoins 1

A Report of pending Negotiations, and of political incidents, at the Court of Lisbon

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 1/11 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 2-3

Document type: Official Copy; communicated to the Duke of Ormond

Addressed, by Sir Robert Southwell, to Secretary Lord Arlington.


Subjoins 2

A further Report on the same subject

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 2/12 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 4-5

Document type: Official copy

Also addressed to Arlington.


Subjoins 3

A third Report, on the same subject; similarly addressed

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 8/18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 6

Document type: Official copy


Patents [by the Duke of Ormond] [for the march of certain companies of foot from Castlebar to Charlestown; from Carrickfergus to Enniskillen; and from Enniskillen to Carrickfergus]

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 11 and 16 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 47v-48

Document type: Breviates

[One of these 'Patents' - that, namely, for removal of Captain Claude Hamilton's company from Carrickfergus - is revoked by a subsequent warrant, bearing date 14 January 1668, which appears at p. 51 of this Entry-Book.]


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 478

Document type: Copy

Has received his Lordship's letter of 30 November. ... States in answer, and at great length, the writer's views concerning the quartering of Soldiers. ... If any such warrants can be produced, under his hand, "as were made my Lord of Strafford's crimes" ... is content to be accused of treason, though thinking that Strafford's "were none". ...


Encloses:

An Extract from Articles ... alleged against Thomas, Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: November 1640

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 480


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Lord Conway

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 40-41

Document type: As prepared for the press, by Thomas Carte


Petition of John Farthing to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Ensign Garrett Foulkes. [With the Order thereupon.]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 13 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 312-313

Document type: Holograph

Has conversed with Mr Seymour, who expressed great respect for the Duke, and said he was inclined to ascribe any miscarriages in the affairs of Ireland to others, rather than to him.

Thinks that Clarendon's flight, and his address to the House [of Lords], were "so mean and extravagant", that they are like to prejudice other Ministers who may be accused hereafter.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 31

Document type: Holograph

Many motions have been made [in the English House of Commons] concerning Ireland. On Thursday, it was voted that "the Surveyor General should bring in the particulars of all lands in that Kingdom belonging to the Crown, or forfeited since 1640; the persons to whom granted; the rent reserved" &c.


Encloses:

A Vote of the House of Commons, directing the preparation, by the Surveyor General of Ireland, of certain returns relating to Crown Lands & to Confiscated Lands in that Kingdom

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 35

Document type: Official Copy


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 380

Document type: Copy

States his reasons for desiring to have the King's leave to pass into England and for thinking that, upon obtaining it, it may be better to waive at this time the authority he has, by his Commission, to appoint a Deputy. ...


Encloses:

Note, to be submitted to the King, of the names and titles of persons whom his Majesty may fitly appoint to be Lords Justices of Ireland, during the absence of the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 380


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 382-383

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning: (1) the Nominees & Proviso-Men, under the Settlement Acts; (2) Barker's case; (3) the appointment to a troop of Horse, in the Army of Ireland, now vacant by the death of Sir Thomas Harman.


Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Ormond, to the King, desiring his Majesty's license to pass into England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 382-383


A Resolution of the House of Commons, concerning an Account of Crown Lands & Revenues in Ireland, which have been granted or alienated since the 25th of March 1640

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 260

Document type: Copy; endorsed as "received from Sir Allan Brodrick, 23 Dec. 1667"


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 316

Document type: Holograph

Designs to wait speedily upon the Duke in Ireland.

Meanwhile, will take any fair occasion of speaking to the King upon the Duke's affairs.


Petition of Paul Brasier to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 156v

Document type: Copy

In the year 1656, Captain John Kilner had certain lands, in the county of Donegal, set out to him in lieu of part of his outstanding arrears of pay. ... Enjoyed the same, until 1662, when the Trustees "for the 1649 security" got possession of the same, & held them until 1666 when they were by the Court of Claims, decreed to Petitioner, Kilner's representative.

The wrongful possession of Trustees aforesaid occasioned a loss, in rents, to Petitioner of £410. His Grace's Order for due recovery of the same is prayed for.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 157

Document type: Copy


[Petition] of Edward, Earl of Meath, to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland; in answer to the Petition of Richard, Earl of Arran

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 117-118

Document type: Certified Copy


Annexed thereto is 1:

Petition of Tenants inhabiting within the Liberties of Thomas-Court & Donore to ... Edward, Earl of Meath

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 119

Document type: Certified Copy


Annexed thereto is 2:

[A Schedule of] the Names of Witnesses, to prove the [Allegations in the] above-named 'Answer' [to the Petition of Richard, Earl of Arran]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 121

Document type: Certified Copy


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 33

Document type: Holograph

Reports further proceedings in Parliament, concerning the banishment of the Earl of Clarendon; and concerning certain affairs of Ireland. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy

... There is nothing more necessary than that the writer should now have a perfect understanding of the many things in England which it may not be so convenient - either for the King's service or for the Duke's private concernments here - to write, as to speak of. ...

If Lord Ossory should not now come, he must put into cypher, or send by an express - or both ways - all that it is essential to communicate. ...


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 482

Document type: Copy

... Doubts that the application of the Nominees and Proviso-Men to the King will rather do them hurt than good. Three for one of the Council have thought it fit to declare that they are parties, & consequently cannot be judges. No man is willing to take the office that can fairly avoid it. ...


Ormond to Sir Nicholas Armorer

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 484

Document type: Copy

The young man mentioned in Armorer's letter of the 23 November shall have due furtherance. ...

Is in want of a couple of good stallions. ... If the King's Stable can furnish them, will be content that somebody should beg for them. If Sir Nicholas' face can bear that office, his dexterity is not doubted. If any can be bought, he needs the less to do violence to his modesty.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 80-81

Document type: Copy

... The validity of the computation made of the King's revenue here, and the undertaking consequent upon it, depend much upon the credit of the persons from whom they proceed. ... Does not see the necessity of such a reduction of the Army as is proposed. ... If the £20,000, a year, be offered on that score, it is hoped that the King will consider whether the sum be worth the experiment. ...

Adds an account of what passed, in Council here, upon the late directions from the King and Council in England concerning the Settlement. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 384

Document type: Copy

Since the letter of the 14th inst, hears from his son Ossory of his purpose to visit Ireland, upon the rising of Parliament. Desires, for the present, to withhold the application to the King, for leave of absence. ... Desires also Lord Arlington's advice upon that letter, both as to style & matter. ...


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 42

Document type: Copy

No man is willing to take upon him the office of adjudicating on the case of the "Nominees and Proviso-Men". Three for one of the Council declare themselves incapable as being parties in the Cause.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Earl of Carlingford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 42

Document type: As prepared for the press by Thomas Carte


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Orrery to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Charleville

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 188


A News Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 17 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 176-177

One Symmons, a Customs-House Officer, is taken into Custody by the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons for "conveying the Earl of Clarendon" oversea. Various other proceedings in Parliament are noticed; and, amongst them, those taken against the Lord Chief Justice Keeling, in relation to the fining of Jurors for verdicts given.

It is stated that upon the marriage of the second daughter of Lord Burlington with the second son [afterwards, Earl of Rochester (1682)] of Lord Clarendon, the former took an assignment, in trust, of Clarendon House, in order to the assurance of a jointure.


Henry Brereton [a Cornet of Horse] to Henry Jones

Written from: Ross

Date: 18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 37

Document type: Holograph [transmitted to Lane, for the information of the Lord Lieutenant]

Sir George Lane should be informed that several robberies have of late been committed in the neighbourhood of Ross ... and be moved to send to the writer warrants for apprehending [suspected] persons within the Counties of Wexford, Carlow, & Wicklow [so in MS.; "all such persons as I shall find" in the counties named, are the writer's words].


Ormond to Colonel Edward Vernon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 486

Document type: Copy

The disposal of the lands at issue in Barker's case will, in some measure, depend on the conclusion come to in the House of Commons. The mesne profits are either in the tenants' hands, or collected, under warrant, by Bellingham. An account of them shall be immediately required. Due provision will be made for reimbursement to Vernon, of expenses incurred in prosecuting the King's interest. ...


Ormond to Colonel William Legge

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 488

Document type: Copy

After some particulars concerning Bills of Exchange sent, notices a pending affair of marriage in Colonel Legge's family; and makes an inquiry concerning certain reported propositions, to the King, for a "better management of the Revenue" in Ireland. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, to George Burdett, M.A., of the Deanery of Leighlin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 29r-v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, to George Burdett, M.A., of the Deanery of Leighlin and, further, for the insertion of a clause of union, pro hac vice tantum, of the Rectory of Fennagh and other rectories & vicarages in the Diocese of Leighlin.


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant & Council [of Ireland] "upon consideration of a writing of the 30th October" directing the Commissioners for Executing the Act of Settlement, "to proceed in that matter according to the Act" aforesaid, and the Explanatory Act

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy [ten signatures]


Ormond to Matthew Wren

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 490

Document type: Copy

Gives a summary of recent proceedings relating to the Claims, under the Settlement Acts, of the Duke of York to certain lands in Ireland; of the application of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims to the Privy Council, in relation thereto; and of the answer returned.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 386

Document type: Copy

The best account of what was interposed, yesterday, by Dr Gorges, in behalf of H.R.H. [the Duke of York] ... will be found in the enclosure. ...

The doubts, as to certain provisions of the Acts of Settlement sent up to the Lord Lieutenant & Council, by the Commissioners, are by the former returned to the latter, to be by them determined, according to Law. ...


Encloses:

Copy of a Letter, addressed by the Duke of Ormond, to Mr Matthew Wren, upon certain propositions made to the Commissioners for executing the Settlement Acts of Ireland, on behalf of H.R.H. the Duke of York

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 386


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 20 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 174

Document type: Holograph

Sends a copy of Lord Clarendon's petition, and narrates the proceedings in Parliament thereupon. Notices also certain proceedings upon Irish affairs. ...

It is said that Major Wildman, of whom his Grace hath heard, is made the Duke of Buckingham's Secretary. As little wonders at that, as at many other things now seen. The said Wildman, and several other republicans are designed to be "Commissioners of Accounts". It had been fitter they had been first called to account themselves. ...


Ormond to Luke Archer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 308

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs the payment to Captain Bedborough of a sum of four hundred and eight pounds, sterling, out of a sum of six hundred pounds, paid to Mr Archer for the Duke's use, by Mr Joseph Cuffe.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 41

Document type: Holograph

A report of proceedings in the Parliament of England. ...

Some particulars as to land-grants in Ireland are added. ...


Bishop of Waterford, and others, to Ormond

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 42

Document type: Original [three signatures]

Submit an account of their proceedings, in obedience to the Lord Lieutenant's 'Instructions' of November 26, calendared above.


Lane to the Bishop of Waterford

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 44

Document type: Copy

Referring to the Lord Lieutenant's 'Instructions' of November 26, desires to be informed what has been done thereupon.


Lane to Sir Thomas Stanley

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 45

Document type: Copy

To like effect, with the letter addressed to the Bishop of Waterford, & calendared immediately above.


Lane to Sir Anthony Warde

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 45

Document type: Copy

To like effect, and in the same terms.


Petition of Major Nicholas Bayly to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copies

Recites the Lord Lieutenant's license of absence from duty to Petitioner; notwithstanding which deductions have been made from his pay. Prays an order for its discharge in full. [With the Order.]


Petition of Colonel Mainwaring Hammond to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Wicklow]

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158v

Document type: Copy

Recites the obstacles met with in the due quartering of Petitioner's troops, for the garrisoning of the Castle and Town of Wicklow. Prays his Grace's order for enforcing the provision of sufficient quarters for the troops aforesaid.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158v

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 340

Document type: Breviate [in the Duke of Ormond's hand]

Is of opinion that the Duke would do well to write to the King, upon the management of the Revenue of Ireland, and upon the charges of the Irish Establishment.

Notices various objections which have been made to the Duke's continuance in the Government. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 318-319

Document type: Holograph

An indisposition of health makes the writer unfit to undertake the journey to Ireland which he purposed.

The Session of Parliament being now ended, it would, he thinks, be expedient for the Duke to write, himself, to the King what he formerly instructed Lord Ossory to communicate verbally, upon the affairs of Ireland. Such a letter, he thinks, will prove more effectual than any possible discourse by him, Ossory, or by any third person, on the Duke's behalf.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 40

Document type: Holograph

Mr Carker is recommended to the writer as a fit person to be Deputy-Vice-Treasurer of Ireland. His Grace is solicited to notify his pleasure thereupon; and also to consider of means to reduce - if it be possible - the charge of that Kingdom within the compass of its revenue.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 113r-v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directions, concerning the quartering of soldiers in the city of Waterford.


Enclosure 1

Colonel John Hubblethorne to Secretary Sir George Lane

Written from: Waterford

Date: December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 113r-v

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the Garrison of Waterford.


Enclosure 2

Memorandum of an Agreement, concerning the quartering of Soldiers in the City of Waterford, made between the Mayor of Waterford, & others, of the one part; and Colonel John Hubblethorne, and others, of the other part

Written from: Waterford

Date: 4 June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 113r-v

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 3

Minutes of the Town Council of Waterford, concerning the quartering of soldiers in that city

Date: June 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 113r-v

Document type: Copy


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 427

Document type: Holograph

Accredits Mr Corker, as a suitor for the Duke's approval of his appointment to be deputy to Sir George Carteret.


Sir Thomas Stanley to Sir George Lane

Written from: Tykinory

Date: 24 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 48

Document type: Holograph

Reports proceedings in relation to disaffected persons in the County of Tipperary in obedience to the commands of the Lord Lieutenant.


Bishop of Waterford & Lismore to Sir George Lane

Written from: Waterford

Date: 24 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 50

Document type: Holograph

To like effect with the letter of Sir Thomas Stanley, calendared immediately above.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 December 1667, 8 o'clock

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 579

Document type: Holograph

Will keep the very project of the Lord Lieutenant's coming hither a secret, because the writer knows that nothing can prejudice his Grace more than the opinion that he is coming; especially, whilst the Earl of Clarendon's case is depending - which will be, as the Bill shews, until the second of February.

... Meanwhile, the Lord Lieutenant's humble servants here will study his case as faithfully as they can. ...

... We hear from France, it is added, that the King of France has warned Lord Clarendon to leave that Kingdom.


Ormond to Matthew Wren

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 492

Document type: Copy

Communicates further particulars concerning the appeal made by Dr Gorges, in the matter of the lands claimed for the Duke of York, and concerning Gorges' hasty departure from Ireland. He left without speaking to the Lord Lieutenant, & without shewing his authority to appeal; evading this duty by frivolous excuses, and going to sea in so private a manner that he seemed to be making an escape from persecution, rather than an avowed voyage, in the Duke of York's service. ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 435

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the general expectation that, under the terms of the amended Bill for summoning Lord Clarendon to surrender in order to his trial, "he will return by the day" therein limited. His reported arrival at Dieppe seems to make his return the likelier. Notices some Court incidents.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 310

Document type: Holograph

Captain Butler has outrid the post, and has brought to Lord Ossory the Duke's letter of December 17th. The others have yet to come.

The writer finds the King hitherto positive for my Lord "Glenauly [so, distinctly, in MS.; what the suit to the King was for, is not mentioned] to the great trouble of my Lord of Burlington, who complains of the Duke's coolness in this concern of his." ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Muster-Master General of the Army of Ireland, to inquire into, and report upon, certain differences existing between the Garrison of Wicklow Castle, & the inhabitants of the town of Wicklow, concerning quarters

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 26 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy

[See, also, under January 11th, 1668.]


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 27 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 429

Document type: Holograph [with an endorsement by Ormond, in which he indicates his opinion of the prospects of the undertaking]

Communicates some particulars of transactions that have come to the writer's knowledge, in relation to an "adventure upon the iron-works" in Ireland, and to the alleged respective interests therein, of certain shareholders.


Vernon to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 53

Document type: Holograph [breviate, by Lane, endorsed]

Endeavoured to get Barker's business brought to an end in this last session, but could not; by reason of the pressure of public affairs. Conceives that the whole evidence must be produced at the next meeting. Conway told the writer of the Petition, some days before it was presented, & mentioned Lady Ranelagh as saying that "it was altered", and [made] "a wise & well-penned Petition". ...


Advices concerning proceedings of Presbyterians, and other Nonconformists, in Ireland

Written from: Rightstown [so in MS.]

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 624

Document type: Original

Addressed to the Duke of Ormond by J[ohn] T[hompson].


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 581

Document type: Holograph

We hope & shall endeavour so to dispose the next Session [of Parliament] as to get them to lay aside all inquisitions into men's behaviour, more than what the errors that shall be discovered upon the Bill of Accounts shall lead them to, which will not be yet in a good time. And if, adds the writer, "they fall into this temper, the endeavours your friends take for you here will be useless". ...

The King desires that Lord John Butler should succeed Sir Thomas Harman in the command of the troop of Guards, and that his Lordship's troop be disposed of to Lord Hamilton.


Sir Nicholas Plunket to James Buck

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 310-312

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Instructs Mr Buck, on behalf of the Duke of Ormond, concerning proceedings to be taken, in England, in respect of certain claims made by the Earl of Middlesex [Lionel Cranfield, third Earl].


Encloses:

Copy of a Letter, from the Earl of Middlesex to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 13 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 310-312


Ormond to the Earl of Middlesex

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 312-313

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Earl's letter of the 13th November. ... Mr Buck is again written to, and shall want nothing that may conduce to the clearing up of the matters now in question.


William Legge to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 411

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of December 18. Says that political affairs in England are now "in a strange labyrinth, from such change of counsels in Parliament and Court." Nor does the Duke escape.


Matthew Wren to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 413

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of December 19 was quickly followed by the arrival of Dr Gorge, with a large account of all that had passed between himself, on behalf of the Duke of York, and the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland. H.R.H. has expressed satisfaction with the procedure of Gorge, as his agent, and has notified the small "inclination he has to submit to a procedure of the Commissioners which appears to him so unjust". But he has no desire to impede the Settlement. The questions at issue have been referred by the Duke to the consideration & report of the writer, and of Sir Charles Harbord, Speaker of the House of Commons.


Breviate, by Sir George Lane, of the Letter of Matthew Wren to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 414v


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 431

Document type: Holograph

Reverts to the subject of the claims of the "nominees", under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation.

The Christmas at Court is, he adds, a very doleful one. The wont and work of the season used to be "love, and friendly converse; now, there is nothing but practice to undermine and supplant one another". ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 322-323

Document type: Holograph

Encloses proposals of Mr Nicols who, adds the writer, "thinks himself no small politician". They are those of which Lord Anglesey wrote to the Duke formerly. But what led to them is not known to Lord Ossory, who adds: "At present, the most ridiculous propositions, concerning retrenching or accusing, will find many abettors."

Mentions a suit to the Duke made by Mr Meredith; and also the illness of Lord Moore [son to the Earl of Drogheda].


Armourer [writing, as in some instances of earlier date, under the signature "Daw"] to Ormond

Written from: Sir Edward Bagot's, Blythfield

Date: 29 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 55-56

Document type: Holograph [breviate, by Lane, in margin]

Personal affairs. Particulars of some transactions concerning the Farm of Inland-Revenue in Ireland.


John Werden to Lord Sandwich

Written from: Madrid

Date: 29 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 594-595

Document type: Holograph

Reports various items of intelligence which have been received since his Lordship's departure from Madrid. Mentions that "all the papers speak diffidently of the treaty between France & Spain; and, on the contrary, very highly of the vast levies made in France".

Reports further that he has delivered certain Memorials to the Conde de Peneranda, in relation to the 37th Article of the Treaty concluded by Lord Sandwich.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 57

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars concerning the proposed appointment, to the deputy vice-treasurership of Ireland ...

... Was fully resolved to go himself into Ireland, but the 'Bill of Accounts' being now passed finds himself obliged to a longer attendance here. ... In the event of "another adjournment or prorogation", may be at liberty to follow his duty - and his inclinations - "both of which lead him to wait upon" the Duke.


John Werden to Lord Sandwich

Written from: Madrid

Date: 30 December 1667/9 January 1668 NS

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 597

Document type: Holograph

Reports that the 'Paper of the 13 Propositions' is promised by Don Pedro for this day, "which, he saith, will be soon enough to reach Your Excellency at Badajos". The Clock offered to Don Pedro by his Lordship's order, "he would by no means accept of". ...


Colonel John Gorges to Ormond

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 59

Document type: Holograph

A report of various particulars of military service. ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 63

Document type: Holograph [breviate, by Lane, endorsed]

... "My Lady Ranelagh hath long assumed to herself the direction of those affairs" [meaning of complaints against the proceedings under the Settlement Acts of Ireland]. ...

Lord Cornbury's deference for her Ladyship, & "his singular opinion of Dr Gorges' honesty, and his small understanding of Irish pretensions, made his whole discourse unintelligible". ...


Temple to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 31 December 1667 OS

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 61

Document type: Holograph

Can give, of Flanders, no account of any late action, and but "little of hopes for their safety next summer. The power of France is grown so formidable, & that of Spain fallen so low, that none of their neighbours, singly, dare look the first in the face". ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 171

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Order is to be given to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland not to proceed to any disposal of certain lands enumerated in a Schedule, exhibited to them by Dr Gorges, on behalf of the King's dear brother, the Duke of York, until his Majesty's pleasure thereupon shall be further signified.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 583

Document type: Holograph

Has received the letter from the Council of Ireland, relating to the proceedings of Dr Gorges.

H.R.H. [the Duke of York] approves of that agent's procedure in the complaint, except in the particular of appealing to the King in Parliament, which, the Duke told the writer, Gorges did only in terrorem, not meaning to put the threat into execution. ...

H.R.H. added that it was against his own maxim, to bring into Parliament persons or things wherein his Majesty, alone, was able to give relief to the grievance complained of. ...


Copy of the Letter of the Earl of Orrery to the Lord Chancellor Boyle (Archbishop of Dublin)

Written from: Charleville

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 205-207


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 205-207

Document type: Copy

Has the honour of his Grace's letter of 28th inst. The design of Petty, and others, is impertinence; but the Archbishop's favour in communicating it, very obliging.

Has had renewed injunctions, for "a couple of considerable persons", to hasten into England, and "to give over what he, the writer, knows against '326' [Duke of Ormond] which he scorns to do".

Adds that it is a lie that the writer's sister, Lady Ranelagh, is a promoter of the design to make Ireland pay both Lists [Military & Civil] and to send into England, yearly, £20,000. But that such a proposal is made, or about to be made, is most certain.

Buckingham is now most in favour.


Carlingford to Ormond

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 415

Document type: Holograph

Regrets the ill success of "the Nominees" in the Irish Court of Claims, and expresses his opinion that Lord Anglesey "was their enemy". Mentions the expected replacement, as Secretary of State, of Sir W. Morice by Mr Trevor and other items of political and Court news.


The humble Petition and Address of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, to the Lords, Spiritual and Temporal

Date: December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 539-540

Document type: Contemporary copy; sent to the Duke of Ormond; Copy


An Account of what the Galleons brought to Spain, in December 1667

Date: December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 319

Document type: Endorsed by Sandwich

Spanish.


[A Schedule of the] Prize-Ships, and Goods, sold by his Majesty's Principal Commissioners of Prizes

Date: [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 65

Document type: Original


[A Schedule of the] Prize Ships, and Goods sold in the Province of Munster ... and appearing in Mr Southwell's account

Date: [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 65v

Document type: Original


The State of Sir Theophilus Jones' Case [concerning his Landed Estate in Ireland; under operation of the Acts of Settlement & Explanation] most humbly offered to ... the Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland]

Date: [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 67-68

Document type: Original


The humble Petition and Address of Edward, Earl of Clarendon, to the Lords, Spiritual & Temporal, in Parliament assembled

Date: [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 91-94

Document type: Copy


Vote of the House of Commons, for an Address to his Majesty concerning Edward, Earl of Clarendon

Date: [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 95

Document type: A contemporary Report; in Sir Allan Brodrick's hand


Petition of Sir Peter Pett, knight, and Joseph Deane, esquire [Farmers of His Majesty's revenue in Ireland, accruing by the Duty of Hearth-Money; concerning their lease of the duty aforesaid]

Date: [December? 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 141-142

Document type: Copy


Proposals [Addressed to his Majesty King Charles II] for the regulating of the Revenue of your Kingdom of Ireland

Date: December? [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 311

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond

[Transmitted by the Earl of Ossory to his father, the Duke of Ormond.]


Exceptions taken by Fitzgerald Aylmer (by his Guardian, Thomas, Earl of Ossory) to the Return of the Commissioners for putting in execution the 'Act of Settlement' ... to the Petition of the said Fitzgerald Aylmer; and to the Order of the ... Lord Lieutenant & Council [of] ... 2 December 1667

Date: [December 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 263

Document type: Original


Lord Sandwich to a Foreign Correspondent, unnamed

Written from: [Madrid]

Date: [December?] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 596

Document type: Holograph-Minute; undated

Congratulates him on the good progress of his Journey from Madrid. Wishes he could communicate any good symptoms of the success of his own labours, but, in truth, finds himself still in the same state of suspence in which his Correspondent left him. Assures him of faithful service, as opportunity may offer.


Orrery to Boyle

Date: [December] 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy

Was unable to decipher the Archbishop's letter of 14th inst.

Sir Robert Howard and other friends urge the write to hasten to London.


Subjoins:

Copy of Letter from King Charles II to Orrery

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 November 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 187

The King assures Lord Orrery of his continued confidence & friendship.


An Estimate of several branches of his Majesty's present Revenue [accruing in Ireland]

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 679


An Estimate of his Majesty's Revenues in Ireland, for the year 1667

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original

[By Hugh Wormington.]


A like Estimate, for the year above-named

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 336

Document type: Original

With some additions.


Decypher of Lord Arlington's letter of the 4th of November

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 650-651


Proposiciones del Captain Don Samuel Carington [addressed to the Queen Regent of Spain, on the preparation and equipment of a naval squadron for foreign services]

Date: undated [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 634

Document type: Copy; with an endorsement by Lord Sandwich

Spanish.


A Brief Declaration of the office of Lord Treasurer of Ireland

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 54

Document type: Note, only; from Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Statement of the escapes of certain fugitive Scottish Rebels, into Ireland, after the suppression of the Presbyterian Rising in 1666

Date: 1667; undated; but apparently after the close of 1666

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 131, fol(s). 226


Petition of Cornet Paulet Phillips to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1667

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

Document type: Copies

Arrears of pay. [With the Order thereupon.]


Copies of Certificates and Testimonials, on behalf of Nicholas Geraldine, an Ecclesiastic of the Church of Rome, by King James II; by James, Duke of Ormond; by James, Bishop of Ossory; and others, of various dates

Date: 1667-1691

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 209, fol(s). 467-471v

Partly Latin; partly French.

Note: There is a pencilled note in the margin (apparently not in Edwards' hand): "Arranged in chronological order by WJH 15/9/84", i.e. 1884.

The yearly and weekly charge of keeping his Majesty's corn-stores at Dublin

Date: 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 17

Document type: Original


The King to Ormond

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 629

Document type: Minute only; and probably transmitted from Ireland, on Talbot's behalf; undated

Approves of the Lord Lieutenant's Order for payment to Sir Robert Talbot, of a sum of £8150; made, under provisions of the 'Act of Explanation'; and directs that no deduction or alteration be permitted in the due execution thereof. The sum to be raised out of the acreage-money levied under powers given by the Act aforesaid & to be paid to Talbot.


A List of the Names of Peers, of England; known or believed to be friendly to the interests of Ireland

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 631

Document type: Original; this list is endorsed with the name of the sender but the name is of doubtful reading

Probably, drawn upon occasion of the Irish Cattle-Bill; and sent to the Duke of Ormond.


Observations upon a Public Encouragement of Tanneries in the Kingdom of Ireland

Date: [circa 1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 577

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

Addressed, by Sir Frances Brewster, to the Duke of Ormond.


Considerations humbly offered [to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] for the advancement of Trade, by the increase of money, in the Kingdom of Ireland

Date: [circa 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 602

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Reasons why brass pence should not pass throughout this Kingdom [of Ireland], as now they do

Date: [circa 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 604

Document type: Original

[Submitted as above.]

[By Henry Whalley.]


Some Expedients to remedy the scarcity of Money, which is the general grievance of this Kingdom at present [viz. of Ireland]

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 613

Document type: Original [undated]

[Submitted to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


A Particular of all such Tools, Engines, &c., as are necessary for the coining [of] ten or twelve thousand pounds, sterling, by the way of the Press, or the Screw, commonly called the way of the Mill, and with letters or graving about the edge of the Money

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 615

Document type: Original [undated]; in the same hand, as the paper which immediately precedes


Some Considerations humbly offered relating to Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond]'s intentions of settling divers Artificers at Carrick

Date: [circa 1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 630

Document type: Original


Robert Rowan to the Archbishop of Armagh

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 447

Document type: Holograph; undated

States, by command of the Lord Lieutenant, what is known to the writer concerning proceedings of Nonconformists in the county of Derry.


Cypher [used in the Correspondence of the Duke of Ormond] with 'A. B.'

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 458-459

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Draught of a Letter addressed by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Mr Borstall, but not sent

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 496

Document type: Endorsed by Lane


[Accounts of] the payment of his Majesty's Establishment Civil and Military [in Ireland, 1662-1667]

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 215

Document type: Original


Particulars of the Claim of Sir John Bourke to be restored to certain lands, of which the late occupiers are persons transplanted, under provisions of the 'Acts of Settlement and Explanation' for Ireland

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 134

Document type: Copy


Appended thereto

[Draught of] An Act for restoring Sir John Bourke [in MS.: "Burk"], of Derrimachlaghan, to his estate

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 135

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond


Report, by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the case of Dicke and Cunningham

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 142-144

Document type: Copy

Report, by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the case of Dicke and Cunningham, claimants of Lands in Ireland, amounting to 15,550 acres, as Adventurers; and of Alderman Barker of Dublin and others, claiming as assignees of Dicke and Cunningham, aforesaid.


State of the Case of Alexander Power, a claimant of certain lands in Ireland, under provisions of the 'Acts of Settlement and Explanation'

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 149

Document type: Copy


Notes concerning the letting on lease by the Commissioners of the Duke of Ormond, of certain lands in the County of Kerry

Date: [circa 1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 636

Document type: Original; without signature, date, address, or endorsement


Mémoire [par Michel Le Tellier, Secrétaire d'Etat] sur la question s'il vaut mieux avoir les Anglois contre la France, que de leur offrir Ostende et Nieuport, et d'enfaire conjointement la conqueste pour eux?

Date: [undated] [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 674-676

Document type: Copy; without date or address


Mémoire [par le même] pour le Roy

Date: [undated] [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 680-687

Document type: Copy

Recites various conferences with the Abbé Rospigliosi, Papal Nuncio, on the affairs of Italy, and of the Court of Rome; and submits propositions thence resulting for the King's consideration. Enters into long details on the affairs of Germany & the Netherlands. Adds that Lord St Albans has pressed on his attention the importance of sending M. de Ruvigny immediately into England.

Apostilled with the decisions and orders of the King on the various points submitted to him.

French.


Memorandums and Hints how a Justice of Peace, that is willing to be favourable in avoiding the committing of Ministers [i.e. under the Statute commonly called 'The Five-Mile Act'], may avoid danger to the said Justice; and how a Minister, in case of complaint to other Justices who are severe, may carry things for his own advantage

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 627

Document type: Original; undated

[This may possibly belong to the year 1664.]


Memorandums and Hints how a Justice of Peace, especially in London, may demean himself, in case of an Informer pressing upon him, upon the Bill of Conventicles, etc.

Date: undated [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 633-634

[This may possibly belong to the year 1664.]


Annotations on the Auditor's estimate of the Revenue [of Ireland] for the year 1667, and on the Vice-Treasurer [Earl of Anglesey]'s Accounts, for the years 1661 to 1666, inclusive

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 62

Document type: Note, only; from Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Speech of the Duke of Ormond, to the Lords and Commons of Ireland, upon the passing of the 'Explanatory Bill of Settlement'

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 34

Document type: In print


Rules and Directions, concerning the rank of military officers

Date: [1667?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 50r-v

Document type: Copy

Set down by his Majesty.


[A Schedule of] the Names of the Ships intended to convoy the Hamburgh Merchant ships

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 325

Sent to the Earl of Sandwich.


Memorial of the naval service of Samuel Carrington

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 317

Document type: Without date, and without address

Memorial of the naval service of Samuel Carrington [in MS.: "Carington"; he was probably a native of Huntingdonshire, known to the Earl]; and of his desire to continue that service upon the Coasts of Guinea, Angola, and Brazil, and in their defence, against attempts that may be made under the recent league between Portugal and France. Apparently presented, or communicated, to the Earl of Sandwich, upon occasion of the conclusion of the Treaty between England and Spain.

[The memorial concludes with a reference to a document inclosed, for the consideration of the Spanish "Council of the Indies"; but that document does not now appear.]

Spanish.


Sir Benjamin Ruit [a British subject, trading in Spain, whose name should probably read "Root"] to Sandwich

Date: Without date [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 321-322

Document type: Original

Gives a statement of claims upon the Court of Spain in relation to commercial losses at sea; in support of which he refers to prior memorials of the year 1664, and of subsequent years.

Spanish.

[See also, MS. Carte 74, fol(s). 408-409.]

Note: A pencilled annotation suggests the name "Ruit" should be rendered as " Wright".

Petition of the Pages and Footmen (attending upon the Embassy) to the Earl of Sandwich, Ambassador Extraordinary to the Court of Lisbon

Date: [1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 331

Document type: Original

Represent their attendance upon his Excellency, in order to enter upon the service of Her Majesty the Queen Consort; & their loss by the long delay of Her Majesty's departure from Lisbon; pray relief, upon the Ambassador's gracious consideration of the hardship sustained by the Petitioners.


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