Carte Calendar Volume 48, January - May 1668

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Carte Calendar Volume 48, January - May 1668

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 48

Extent: 490 pages



A Brief of the Cheques, imposed on his Majesty's Army in Ireland, since the Muster of the 28th of July 1662

Date: 2 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 234

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane; the words written within parentheses are from the endorsement

A Brief of the Cheques, imposed on his Majesty's Army in Ireland, since the Muster of the 28th of July 1662, being the time of his Grace [James, Duke of Ormond] the Lord Lieutenant's arrival in this Kingdom [to 30 September 1667]... "Received from Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master-General [of Ireland], 2 January 1668."


M[atthew?] Hammond to Arthur Padmore

Written from: Wicklow Castle

Date: 2 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 96

Document type: Holograph

Sends, for transcription, and in order to its being submitted to his Grace the Lord Lieutenant, a paper concerning some late proceedings of the Corporation of Wicklow.


Encloses:

The Answer of Colonel M. Hammond, to a Petition of the Portreeve of Wicklow, exhibited to my Lord Lieutenant in the name of the Corporation

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 98-99

Document type: Holograph


Particulars to be inquired into upon the Poll-Money & other branches of his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland] upon occasion of the Paper delivered to the Lord Lieutenant & Council, by the ... Barons of the Exchequer

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 699

Document type: Original


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

Date: 3 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 701

Document type: Original


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Lucius Denny, to be Ensign to the Company of Foot under command of Sir Arthur Denny

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 3 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 51

Document type: Breviate


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 3 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 324

Document type: Holograph

Sends papers given to him for enclosure by Mr John Ashburnham. The advice desired by the Duke upon the matters communicated by him to the Solicitor General (and of which the Solicitor has already conversed with Lord Arlington) is promised by the next post for Ireland.


A Warrant [or suggested Warrant; it contains no proof of actual issue] for apprehension of persons suspected of robbery, and "other malefactors", in the County of Wexford, and parts adjacent

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 39

Document type: Minute

Addressed to Cornet Henry Brereton. [See, under date of December preceding.]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 4 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 326-328

Document type: Holograph [carried into Ireland by Sir Edward Money]

The King appears to bestow great favour and trust upon the Duke of Buckingham, who takes part in all the secret Councils, and treats with all the foreign Ministers. Sir William Coventry's credit appears to be diminished, as well by his non-attendance at one of the Chief debates for prosecuting Clarendon as by the great addresses he makes to the Duke of York, which give offence to "the violent party, now most prevalent, and looked upon as meritorious for pursuing Clarendon".

Notices various matters of personal talk at Court, and in town.


W. Legge to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 4 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 417

Document type: Holograph

Communicates what the writer has learned of political preparations for the approaching session of Parliament.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 433

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of December 17.

Lady Ranelagh denies to have had any share in contriving "the Adventurers' petition", and the writer feels assured that Lord Conway will not countenance it.

Adds an expression of his deep regret to see "the sad and declining state affairs are in; all confidence among men so broken, by late intrigues and cabals, that there are scarce any two that date trust one the other".


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy

Details relating to military service in the province of Munster.


Ormond to the Bishop of Waterford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 494

Document type: Copy

Instructions for joining with Lord Power, and Sir Thomas Longueville, in the examination of certain accused persons. ...


Ormond to Mr Wilson, Recorder of Londonderry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 495

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Had hoped that the Recorder would use his position & influence to induce his fellow citizens to live in good harmony with the Governor, and the officers & soldiers of the Garrison of Derry. But regrets to hear that, on the contrary, he is a fomenter of discord. ...


Ormond to James Buck

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 309-310

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Buck's letters of October 31, and December 3. ... Did not expect to be called upon sooner for the thousand pounds due to Mr Savile, and the five hundred pounds to Mr Griffith, than for Mr Perrot's money, which was taken up at the same time.

... Has written to Sir Stephen Fox, desiring him to pay to Buck the interest of those two sums. ...

Will be glad to know whether the Bishop of Rochester's [Dr John Warner, late Bishop] money, and Mr Perrot's will be continued in his hands, and for how long a time. ...


Ormond to Edward Butler

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 313

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the entertainment of Lord Power and his retinue, in the Duke's house at Clonmel, on occasion of a meeting in that town.


Ormond to Colonel John Gorges, Governor of Londonderry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 49

Document type: Copy

Is informed that there is a ceremony used in the City of Londonderry of delivering the keys of the gates thereof to the Mayor, and an intention, on the next performance of that ceremony, to detain the keys from the governor. ... Directs the retention of the said keys in the governor's custody, until further order.


Countess of Devonshire to Ormond

Written from: Roehampton

Date: 7 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 419

Document type: Holograph

Advises the writing of a letter by the Duke to the Lord Keeper and another Lord [not herein named] mentioned in previous Correspondence; both of whom, the writer is fully assured, greatly honour his Grace. The writer has also a strong opinion that it would be well for the Duke to be in England, "during this interval of Parliament".


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 100-101

Document type: Certified Copy [ten signatures]

Answer the demands of the Farmers of his Majesty's Customs, in Ireland, for certain defalcations, from the rents payable to his Majesty under their contract.

Adds, in a PS, that it is necessary to the interests of his Majesty's revenue in this Kingdom that a speedy decision be notified on certain points stated.


An Order in Council, by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, referring to His Majesty's Attorney-General and Solicitor-General of that Kingdom, a petition of Sir Peter Pett, and Joseph Deane, Farmer of the Duty of Hearth-Money, for their consideration and report

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy [seven signatures]


Ormond to Sir Stephen Fox

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 January 1668

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

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment to James Buck of a sum of one hundred thirty seven pounds, seventeen shillings and nine pence, to be disbursed on the writer's account.


John Werden to Sandwich

Written from: Madrid

Date: 9/19 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 603

Document type: Holograph; partly in decyphered cypher

Has received his Lordship's letters from Talaveruela. There is a delay interposed in the transmission of that for Lord Arlington, for want of papers from Don Pedro del Campo which are to accompany it. Advice has come that Lord Clarendon is certainly at Paris. Don John of Austria has presented a Memorial to the Queen Regent insisting on being declared an Infant of Spain. It is said that this proceeding is so highly resented, that Don John will not be allowed to prosecute his intended journey to Flanders. Reports the complaint which he has received from the Consul of Cadiz "of his confinement", contrary to stipulation in the recent Treaty. The Dutch & Hanseatic Consuls are, he adds, in the same condition.


A Report concerning the Farm & collection of the Duty of Hearth-Money, in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 131-134

Document type: Copy

Addressed to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond, by Sir William Domvile and Sir John Temple.


John Werden to Sandwich

Written from: Madrid

Date: 10 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 600

Document type: Holograph

Has received advices from Andalucia that the orders issued for release of the Ship Virgin & her cargo will be forthwith obeyed. Reports that the Consul of Cadiz "is again confined", "till he make Masters of Ships give in their Manifest, before a new Judge of Contrabanda." Adds recent naval advices.


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Customs in Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 114

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends Mr Walter Rawleigh, for employment, "as well in consideration of his father [Carew Ralegh]'s eminent merits in his Majesty's service, as of his own abilities & good affections".


Thomas Juxon to Lane

Date: 10 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 421

Document type: Holograph

Has perused a certain Petition [in the matter of the Land Settlement of Ireland]. Thinks the right of the Adventurers to be indubitable. But their submission to preceding Acts of Parliament bars them from appearing now. They come too late "to save the ship, part of the lading is thrown overboard".

The writer adds that he has lived "to see three flourishing Kingdoms, from universal peace and tranquillity, change into war and desolation". This, too "by reason of small errors, and each undertaking ... to rectify them".


Conway to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 11 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 104

Document type: Holograph

Communicates further particulars of proceedings in England, concerning the affairs of Ireland.


Petition of William Currer, M.D., to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158-159

Document type: Copies

Recites a promise by Captain Robert Decy [Decies?] to grant petitioner an increased term of years of lease, in faith of which petitioner has laid out considerable sums of money upon a house tenanted by him, a lessee of Decy aforesaid.

Prays for license to proceed against the lessor aforesaid, for such his breach of covenant.

[With the Order.]


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, for the calling, by Viscount Dungannon, Field-Marshal General of the Army of Ireland, of a Court-Martial to hear certain complaints of the Portreeve of Wicklow, & others, against Colonel Mainwaring Hammond

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 11 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 49v-50


Warrants, Orders, and Licenses; as above

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 11 January 1668-20 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 49-61

Document type: Copies, and Breviates [97 entries]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant containing his Majesty's presentation of Robert Robertson, Clerk, Masters of Arts, to the vicarage of Ratheline, and Cashell, in the diocese of Ardagh

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 29v-30

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 11 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 331

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arlington has conversed with the King upon the subject of the Duke's letter. The King makes no difficulty as to the appointment of a Deputy to govern in the Duke's absence, and will, the writer believes, do his part to prevent any mischance to the Duke's injury, as far as he may have the power.

Sir Robert Howard complains of the Duke for having given to Sir Allan Broderick a Commissionership [under the Act of Settlement for Ireland] which, at first, had been intended for Howard himself, according to his own account.


Don Patricio Muledi to Sandwich

Written from: Madrid

Date: 12 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 598

Document type: Original

Is desired by a friend of Lord Sandwich to apprise him of the employment of an official, named Salazar, to assist the Marquess of Luche in the management of certain political affairs. The high estimation in which the Chief Ministers of Spain hold Lord Sandwich's labours, induce both them and the writer to hope that he will himself bring them to a perfect conclusion.


The Replication of Richard, Earl of Arran, to the Answer of Edward, Earl of Meath

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 123-124

Document type: Certified Copy


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 13 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 585-586

Document type: Holograph

My Lord Keeper was with the writer at the time of his receipt of the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 4th inst. He thinks the two points whereupon his Grace desires the King's instructions too delicate to be handled publicly. ...

As for the licencious discourses of people there [i.e. in Ireland], they must be borne with for the present, as the case is here. The matter is grown too big to be mastered. If a good method be found out for the King's affairs, we may promise ourselves that those licences will cease. If they do not, our great places will easily be had from us. ...

At the Duke of Monmouth's entreaty, as well as for the applicant's merit, the King would have the next vacant troop of Horse given to Lord Inchiquin's second son. ...


Patent of Creation of Sir George Savile, of Thornhill, in the County of York, Baronet, to the Dignity of Lord Savile, of Eland

Date: 13 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy


Sir George Lane to Robert Deey

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 314-315

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Renews a former notification of Mr Deey's appointment to be Sheriff of the County of Kildare.


Duke of Medina to Sandwich

Written from: Madrid

Date: 3/13 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 601

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Expresses good wishes for his Lordship's successful & happy journey. Requests for Don Augustin Nipho, that he may be permitted to proceed to Lisbon without hindrance, as one of his Lordship's retinue.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 497

Document type: Copy

Is desired by some good friends to recommend Sir Peter Ball as a man very fit to be named to his Majesty when preferments are to be distributed to men of his profession. ... His aspect & reputation for learning & loyalty are in his favour.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 388-389

Document type: Copy

... Observes a wonderful wariness in most of those who should bear their parts in the management of affairs here, whilst others assume great confidence in disturbing them, under the countenance [i.e. the colour, or pretence] of law. And those who most insist on the ... privilege of laws, are for the most part such as in times past allowed others no share in them. This appears in nothing more than in the opposition given, in most towns, to the quartering of the Army. ...

Sir Allan Brodrick ... sent a Vote of the House of Commons to his deputy, by which his Majesty's officers ... are required to bring in ... an account of all lands, rents, &c alienated [in MS.: "alien'd"] from the Crown, since '41 (as the Duke takes it). ... The officers ... apply to the writer who is unable to direct them, having no command from his Majesty ... and concerning the proceedings of 'the Long Parliament' to be no rules to go by now. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 173

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The appeal exhibited by Dr Robert Gorges, on behalf of H.R.H. the Duke of York, against certain decisions of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims in Ireland is to be taken off the file and cancelled; no such appeal being warranted by the Acts of Settlement & Explanation. ...

But the subject-matter of the said appeal is to be heard, by way of complaint; and full inquiry into all the allegations thereof to be instituted, and the result to be reported to the King. ...


Sir George Lane to the Sheriff of the County of Kildare [not herein named]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 313-314

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Imparts particulars of the nomination, by the Lord Lieutenant, of a new Sheriff of Kildare, in order to ease his correspondent of that office. ...

Desires perusal of a letter to the nominee, in order to its attested delivery, thereafter.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy

Gives further directions upon the case, concerning land-claims in Ireland, of H.R.H. the Duke of York.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 322

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recites the services of Henry Gascoigne, in public business ... as well in England as in Ireland.

Recommends for the King's signature a letter on his behalf.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty, on behalf of Henry Gascoigne

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 322


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Seneschal of the Liberties of the Lord Archbishop of Dublin, concerning quarters for the foot company, commanded by Captain Charles Feilding, and forming part of the Regiment of Guards

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 50v

Document type: Copy


A like Warrant, to the Seneschal of "the Liberties of St Thomas' Court", near Dublin, concerning quarters for the company of Colonel Francis Willoughby

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 50v

Document type: Breviate


A like Warrant, to the Seneschal of "the Liberties of St Thomas' Court", near Dublin, concerning quarters for twenty of the Life-Guard of Horse, with their officers

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 51r-v

Document type: Breviates (two)


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 332

Document type: Holograph

Of late, there have been meetings of Council in the Green-Room, "where none but those particularly called are admitted".

Retrenchment of expenses, the writer believes, has been the subject chiefly discussed on these occasions.

Lord Andover has expressed to the writer a strong wish that the Duke of Buckingham and Lord Ossory were upon better terms, and has offered his good offices towards "compassing it".


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 641

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The sum of twenty pounds, by the year, allowed to Henry, Earl of Thomond, by his Patent of Creation, to be inserted on the Establishment of the Civil List of Ireland, and the arrears thereof from the Feast of St John Baptist, 1660, to be duly paid.


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 15 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 177

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Have seen the copy of a letter of 15th October, addressed to the present writers, and have also seen abstracts of several accounts lately sent to the Lord Treasurer. ...

But the letter itself came not to hand; nor have the accounts themselves been seen. ...

Duplicates of each year's "Receipts & Disbursements", from 1660 to present time, are desired.


An Order, by the King in Council, constituting a Committee [of Council] to consider of the reducing of the Establishment of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 250

Document type: Certified Copy


Duke of York to the Duke of Ormond, and to the Council

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 175

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Will not descend to particulars in the matter of the Appeal made, in the writer's name, by his agent, Dr Robert Gorges, since the Lord Lieutenant will, by this post, receive full directions thereon, framed by the King in Council. ...

Is highly satisfied that the writer's interest in Ireland should be left in his Grace's hands and in those of the Privy Council. Expects, with great confidence, a final determination of the matters in dispute. ...


Bishop of Waterford and others to Ormond

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 106

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Humbly certify their proceedings in relation to charges, against certain Roman Catholic inhabitants of the County of Tipperary.


Enclosure 1

Certain Interrogatories, upon which the persons whose Examination are hereunto annexed were examined

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 108

Document type: Original; signed as before


Enclosure 2

The Examination of Francis Legg

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 110

Document type: Original


Enclosure 3

The Examination of Thomas Falkner, esquire

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 110v

Document type: Original


Enclosure 4

The Examinations of Captain Robert Phillips [and others]

Written from: Clonmel

Date: 14 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 111-113

Document type: Originals [seven examinations]


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 116

Document type: Holograph

A small vessel that is come into Youghal brings packets for his Grace & for Sir George Lane (from Lisbon), which are now transmitted. ...

... [Mr Maynard's] negotiations, as the writer learns, have had little success; but he has obeyed his instructions & has used all diligence. ... The continuance of the Duke's favour towards him is hoped for. ...


Subjoins:

Thomas Maynard to Ormond

Written from: [Lisbon]

Date: [December 1667]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 116

Document type: [Misbound]

A Report of political incidents at the Court of Lisbon.


Ormond to Drogheda

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 114v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Imparts particulars of a Petition presented to the Lord Lieutenant by his Majesty's Officers of Arms, concerning a sum of £36 2s. 8d., due to them from Lord Drogheda in respect of his creation to his Earldom.


Ormond to Dungannon

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 114v

Document type: Breviate [as above]

The like particulars of a similar claim for the sum of £180 4s., upon a like occasion.


Commission by the Duke of Ormond to Lord John Butler [afterwards, Earl of Gowran; MS. reads "John, Lord Butler"], to be Captain of his Majesty's Horse-Guard in Ireland [upon the death of Sir Thomas Harman, late Captain thereof]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 51v

Document type: Copy


A like Commission, to Hugh, Lord Glenally, to be Captain of the troop of horse lately commanded by Lord John Butler [in MS., as before, "John, Lord Butler"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 52

Document type: Breviate


A like Commission, to Charles, Earl of Mountrath, and others, for the holding of Courts Martial, in the Province of Connaught

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 52v-53

Document type: Copy


The King to Nicholas Cottoner, Grand-Master of the Knights of Malta

Written from: Westminster

Date: 17 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 208, fol(s). 318

Document type: Certified Copy; with the seal of the Chancery of the Order

Letters-recommendatory of Sir Thomas Allen, Commodore of a Squadron of His Majesty's ships, sent upon his service into the Mediterranean.

Latin.


The Rejoinder of Edward, Earl of Meath, to the Replication of Richard, Earl of Arran

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 125

Document type: Certified Copy


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 117

Document type: Holograph

Mr Secretary Wren [Secretary of the Admiralty] will submit to his Grace a particular account of the late transactions with Dr Gorges [concerning land-claims of the Duke of York]. ... His Royal Highness' Commissioners have not admitted the writer to their public debate. ... He never imagined that their "insolence would have transported them so far" [as to make a certain appeal, from decisions of the Court of Claims at Dublin to the Privy-Council in England]. Lord Cornbury assures the writer that ... "my Lord Chief Baron, and all H.R.H.'s Council, advised the appeal". ... The design goes to the subversion of the [Parliamentary] settlement of Ireland [in MS.: "of that Kingdom"] ... "upon which many attempts have been made, in Parliament, & many more designed by the Duke of Buckingham's confidants here". ... He cannot, he adds, now enlarge, "because the Duchess of York having undertaken to manage much of those affairs, expects an attendance of such as are to inform". ... Is not of that number, however, having left, with her father, all [care], save his prayers, for that family.


Wren to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 426

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the course taken by the Duke of York in the matters pending before the Court of Claims in Ireland; and the motives of concern for public interests which induce his Royal Highness to sacrifice his own just rights.

Some of the Commissioners seem, on the other hand, inclined to view the matters in dispute as a question of legal reputation between themselves and Dr Gorge.


Ormond to the Commissioners for Executing the Act of Settlement

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 114

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Due notice is to be taken of his Majesty's pleasure in the case ["now depending before the Commissioners, upon the Appeal of Dr Robert Gorges"], of H.R.H. the Duke of York, as notified in the letter herewith transmitted.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Date: 31 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 114

Document type: Copy

Notifies his Majesty's directions concerning the case (depending before the Commissioners for Executing the Settlement Acts of Ireland) of H.R.H. the Duke of York in respect of his royal highness' land claims in that Kingdom.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 334-335

Document type: Holograph

Notices the appointment of a Committee upon financial matters which, adds the writer, "I shall not fail to attend, and give you an account of their proceedings".

Mentions the rumour of a combination of powers against France, but as yet "knows nothing certain", about it.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 336

Document type: Holograph

Since the sealing of his former letter, of this date, Lord Ossory has received from H.R.H. the Duke of York, an account relating to certain grants of lands under the Acts of Settlement &c, which he now transmits herewith.

Mentions the death of Captain Sir Thomas Fortescue, & asks to have the disposal of his vacant command.


Subjoins:

The Account of H.R.Highness' debts, in arrears [in relation to incumbrances on lands in Ireland]

Date: January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 338

Document type: Original


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 66

Document type: Original

The Commissioners of the Court of Claims have not thought fit to give forth "Reprisals", until they know the King's pleasure upon the Appeal which has been made on behalf of the Duke of York.

Encloses an account by which it is shewn that the writer is indebted to Lord Wharton, £30: 15. 8; which sum may be left in the writer's hands [for future expenses].


Proposals humbly offered to the consideration of ... [the] Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the better managing of the branch of his Majesty's Revenue arising from Hearths &c in this Kingdom [of Ireland]

Date: 19 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 579-580

Document type: Original

[By Captain Cole.]


[An Order] by [the Duke of Ormond] ... Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [made in pursuance of a power given to him by the Land-Settlement-Act of Ireland for assessing acreage money upon lands restored to Roman Catholic claimants thereunder]

Date: 20 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 630

Document type: Copy


John Wilson, of Derry, to Ormond

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 114

Document type: Holograph

Answers, at great length, and with many details of municipal affairs, charges that had been adduced against the writer, as a "fomenter of discord" in the City of Derry. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 587-588

Document type: Holograph

Gives an abstract of the late Treaty and adds: "Sir William Temple hath behaved himself eminently well in this matter. ... You will be very well pleased with it, for the kindness you have ever had for him & his family."

"Yesterday, we had a full Committee of the Council to view the Civil & Military Lists of Ireland, and a proposition for retrenching £60,000, per annum, upon them." ... Will "endeavour to dispose" the King to ask the Lord Lieutenant's opinion upon those proposed retrenchments. ...


Another Copy of the Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Ossory, calendared above

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 235-236

Document type: In Lane's hand


Ormond to the Countess of Devonshire

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 499

Document type: Copy

Thanks her Ladyship for offices of kindness & friendship ... "at a time when good friends are as useful, as they are scarce". ...

Would not defer coming to England, upon her Ladyship's opinion, but that it is impossible for him to be there, until after the Parliament shall have sate for some time. ...


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 501

Document type: Copy

Gives some further advice upon the Case of the "Nominees" and upon some proceedings from abatement of Quit-Rents upon certain lands. ...


Ormond to William Legge

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 503

Document type: Copy

Observations on the propositions of Captain Nicolls for farming the Revenue of Ireland. Personal and family affairs. ...


Ormond to Matthew Wren

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 507

Document type: Copy

Has received Mr Wren's letters of 23rd and 30th December. Thinks well of the man proposed to act, in the room of Sir D. Bellingham, as Mr Wren's deputy in Ireland.

Adds some particulars concerning the public finance of that Kingdom. ...


Ormond to a Peer of the Parliament of England, not herein named

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 509

Document type: Copy

Acknowledgement of a letter of 17th inst. Regret to hear of his Lordship's probable absence from Parliament. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 82

Document type: Copy

On the 17th inst seven packet-boats arrived, with a proportional number of letters; including three from the Earl. ... From Lord Ossory, the writer has received the proposition of Captain Nicholls, touching the Revenue, Charge, & Army of this Kingdom. Till it come otherwise, cannot think it a serious thing. The man means no hurt, nor will he ever do any good, upon it. All the measures are mistaken. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 390

Document type: Copy

... If the King shall be pleased once more to trust the writer's son, Ossory (should there be need for the writer's absence) with the government, the public reputation, & the domestic conveniency, will be of extraordinary advantage ... now when it is industriously rumoured that the Duke is fallen some degrees from his Majesty's favour. ...

... Adds various particulars concerning Lord Meath's 'Articles'; Captain Nichols' revenue-proposals; charges brought by Sir John Cutler, & others; and other passing incidents of the day.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 415-418

Document type: Copy

Sends a copy of a letter to the King ... short, according to Lord Ossory's advice ... "If the King shall thereupon think fit to let it appear that he would be glad I should not be molested, it may do good." ... As to the Revenue, the accounts thereof are in the hands of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury. ... Friends differ in their opinions, concerning the writer's going over. ... Some know not the straits in the writer's fortune; others, flatter him with the belief that he could do good to the Public there [i.e. in Ireland]. "The result of all", adds the Duke, "is that I will not go, if I can stay. But, if it can be foreseen that I must go, I had rather make the voyage voluntarily, than" ... [wait until] "I am sent for".

... "I am yet much to seek for a reason why the King pursues my Lord Clarendon with so much sharpness, so that not to continue violent against him is to endanger [so in MS.] the loss of ... favour. Something must be in it, more than appears; and more than the making good of a displeasure taken against him for insolence & ill manners. ... If you find reason to suspect the King can be prevailed with to dispose of my place [that of Lord Steward] as you mention, I would be upon the place to prevent it, or to support the dishonour better than I can do here." ...


Ormond to Sir Thomas Bonfoy

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 315

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has seen Sir Thomas' letter to the Duchess of Ormond of December 20, concerning certain arrears of interest due for monies furnished to her. Has written to Mr Buck, who is entrusted in that affair, for a statement of the account, & will take due care for payment.


Ormond to James Buck

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 315

Document type: Copy

Desires to be furnished with a statement of the account of Sir Thomas Bonfoy, and others. ... Finds, in a former account, that Mr Buck "has charged himself to have paid the interest of that money, till the 20th of August last".


Encloses:

Copy of a Letter of Sir Thomas Bonfoy, and others, to the Duchess of Ormond

Date: 20 December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 315


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 437

Document type: Holograph

A Committee of the Council has been appointed to confer with the Commissioners of the Treasury on the means of effecting "the reducement of the charge of Ireland".

The writer hopes that what measures soever may be suggested, on that subject, will be sent over as proposals only.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 341-342

Document type: Holograph

Resumes his account of various objections which have been adduced to the King against Ormond's continuance in the Government of Ireland; and especially in relation to its alleged costliness under his rule.

Mentions a representation by the Spanish Ambassador of the wish of the King his master that Lord Ossory should have the Command of any forces, for the service of that Crown, "that may be raised here".


Subjoins:

A Schedule of the Salaries & of the Military Pay of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland & Governor General

Date: December 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 343

Document type: Original

[With a note by Lord Ossory on comparisons with the salary of Lord Strafford, made by Ormond's enemies.]


A News-Letter, addressed to Sir George Lane

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 21 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 178-179

A Fleet of fifty-sail is to be fitted out for service, in addition to the ordinary Coast-guard and convoys.

The particular circumstances of a duel between the Duke of Buckingham and the Earl of Shrewsbury are stated. Sir Robert Holland and Lieutenant Jenkins were seconds to the Duke; Sir John Talbot, and Mr Bernard Howard, to Lord Shrewsbury. Jenkins was killed on the spot by Mr Howard; Talbot & Holmes were wounded. Lord Shrewsbury is reported to be in great danger.

Advices of the progress of negotiations upon several pending Treaties are added.


Thomas Maynard to [Ormond]

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 21/31 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 119

Document type: Holograph

Reports the proceedings of the "Cortes" of Portugal; and other political and Court incidents, in that Kingdom.

Reports, also, the tenour of advices received at Lisbon, concerning the mission, in Spain, of the Earl of Sandwich.


Petition of [Sir Peter Pett, and Joseph Deane] Farmers of His Majesty's Duty accruing [in Ireland] by Hearth-Money, to ... the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 22 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 129

Document type: Copy

Recite the circumstances attendant upon Petitioners' lease of Hearth-Money [at an annual rent of £30,000].

Pray to be allowed certain defalcations out of rent due to the King, under circumstances stated.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 392

Document type: Copy

Major Deane, bearer of this letter, was (like many more who are now in office and trust) heretofore engaged on the Usurper's side; but he has been very industrious in the management of his Undertaking [as one of the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland] and very ... dutiful in his deportment.


Eight Questions propounded by his Majesty [at the instance of Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond] to Sir James Shaen, concerning the number of [acres of forfeited] lands in Ireland, and their distribution

Date: 22 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 65

Document type: Draught? Wholly in Ormond's hand.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 121

Document type: Holograph

Is accredited hither as the King's Envoy [in MS.: "Envoye"] Extraordinary to the States-General. Had his first audience on the 16th inst. On the 23rd, signed with the Ministers here, "three several instruments of our present Treaty".

Adds an epitome of each of these documents. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 643

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Henry Gascoigne, gentleman, to have a Grant, in reversion, for life, of the office of Chief Chamberlain of the Exchequer in Ireland, next after the death, or other avoidance, of Roger Moore, now Patentee thereof. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 237-238

Document type: Copy

After communicating, at great length, various details of matters of Revenue and Finance in Ireland, the Duke proceeds thus:

"I know not how Sir William [Petty] can make good [the assertion] that I have spent £30,000 a year of the King's money. If he means that I am allowed so much the 'Establishment' is enough to evince the contrary; if he means that I have surreptitiously, or deceitfully, made use of more of the King's money than my allowance comes to, I defy him, & all the world, to prove it, in a penny; allowing me accounts for Secret Service, to which I can swear, and which come not to so much as a Secretary of State is allowed." ...


Ormond to Matthew Wren

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 510

Document type: Copy

The King's Letter concerning the Appeal will be sent to the Commissioners; that of H.R.H. the Duke of York will be read at the sitting of Council. It is now hoped that the expedient proposed will bring the matter to a speedy conclusion. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 394

Document type: Copy

Further observations concerning the late Vote of the House of Commons in England ... and also concerning the Earl of Meath, and his 'Articles'. ...


A Proposal, humbly offered ... to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland ... for the supply of Ireland with small money

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 236-237

Document type: Original

[The date is that of the receipt of the paper, according to the endorsement. The paper itself is undated.]


A List of the Captains of Horse & Foot, in his Majesty's Army of Ireland, as they were on the 27 July 1662 ... as they have been at any time since; and as they stand ... 2 January 1668

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 581-583

Document type: Original

[Arranged in eight parallel columns.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 43-44

Document type: Copy

Gives an account of the growth of the Civil List and of the Military Establishment of Ireland.

On the question of proceeding is willing to act very much on the advice of Lord Arlington after his full consideration of the circumstances.

[Life, 3, App.]


Ormond to the Commissioners for Executing the Settlement Acts of Ireland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions from the King concerning the claims of H.R.H. the Duke of York.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 43-44

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


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 179

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Lieutenant is besought to order an account to be transmitted hither of the Naval Prize mentioned in the accompanying Order in Council.


Encloses:

An Order, by the King in Council, concerning the seizure of a ship called the St John, of Dieppe, which belongs to the French West India Company

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 181

Document type: Official Copy


Animadversions on the Proposals to his Majesty in England, concerning his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and the disposal thereof

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 303-304

Document type: Original [anonymous]; endorsed by Ormond


Memoranda, by Sir Paul Davys, concerning certain particulars of the Revenue-Accounts of Ireland

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 252

Document type: Holograph


Ormond to Captain John Crabb

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 115

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Captain Crabb's notification of the arrival of H.M.S. Eagle in Kinsale. Will send commands for that vessel, from time to time, as the occasions of His Majesty's service shall require.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 316

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

In his Majesty's letter of 28 January 1667, for regulating the pay of Captain Robert Taylor, and his Company, in the Army of Ireland there are certain omissions, the rectification of which is desired.


Encloses:

Draught of an amended Letter from the King, directing the insertion of Captain Robert Taylor's Company upon the establishment of the Military List of Ireland

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 316


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to John Price, to be Lieutenant of the troop of horse under command of Hugh, Lord Glenally

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 53

Document type: Breviate


A like Commission to William Fleetwood, to be Cornet of the troop above-named

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 53

Document type: Breviate


A like Commission to Richard Morres, to be Ensign to the King's own company in his Majesty's Regiment of Guards

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 53

Document type: Breviate


A like Commission to Henry Tichborne, to be Ensign in Sir William Flower's company of the Regiment of Guards aforesaid

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 53v

Document type: Breviate


Carlingford to Ormond

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 427

Document type: Holograph

Gives the writer's testimony to the loyal services of certain Irish regiments, whom it is now proposed to cashier. Reports a conversation with the King upon this subject, in the course of which the writer submitted a representation that these were other troops, not having equal claims, which might, if there were real necessity, be disbanded in their stead.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 25 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 344-346

Document type: Holograph

The writer's brother, Lord Arlington, has assured him that there is good ground for the opinion that the King intends to remove the Duke of Ormond from the Government of Ireland. The efforts of Sir William Coventry, and of "others in present power", have been so far successful. Coventry, adds Lord Ossory, has been always foremost in taking exceptions to the Duke's system of rule. But it is not likely that the King will make the change "of a sudden", or without due forms of regard.

There are evident marks, the writer thinks, of an intention to make great retrenchments, as well in England, as in Ireland.


A Copy of the French King's Letter to his Majesty [setting forth the causes and objects of an approaching invasion of Franche-Comté, at the head of a corps-d'armée]

Written from: Paris

Date: 27 January [N.S.] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 591-593

Document type: Copy

French.


Captain Forster to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 123

Document type: Holograph

Amongst the proceedings here taken for retrenchment of the public expenditure in Ireland are the following:

All pensions are to cease, except those to the Countess of Tyrconnel, and to Mr [Patrick?] Archer, the merchant.

All new additions [of charge] since the Earl of Strafford's time are struck off, except those [additions of salary] to the Judges; and those [are] "pared near the quick".

The sums for 'Concordatums' are reduced from £9,000 to £4,000. "And some skill [had to be be] used to continue them [at] so much. For my Lord of Strafford's pattern is pressed hard as a rule to all." ...

Further financial details are added, at great length.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 125

Document type: Holograph

On Saturday next, the writer is to attend the Duchess [of York], who sits twice a week, with the Duke's Commissioners, for the regulation of his estate & household. ...

"My Lord of Clarendon is, very lame, at Calais; uncertain where to fix [his abode]. The Spanish Ambassador here promised for him a license, from the Marquess of Castelrodrigo, to pass through any of his [Catholic] Majesty's dominion in the Netherlands." ...


George Deyes to Ormond

Written from: Waterford

Date: 28 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 127

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of certain pending questions, disputes, & complaints, concerning the quartering of the King's troops in the province of Munster. ...

Adds that some of the malcontents assert that all quartering, save in public houses, is "an intrusion of the officers, and that my Lord Lieutenant knew not of it, till complaint" was made. ... Others assert that it is done by his Grace's express order. ... Finds that one Perrot, an innkeeper [so in MS.] has such an order dated in 1662, "in which year", adds the writer, he, Perrot, "was Mayor of Clonmel".


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 589

Document type: Holograph

As near as we are to the Parliament, we cannot yet judge any better of the complexion it will be likely to have, than when we parted last with them. All we can promise ourselves of their temper is founded in the late Treaty we have made with Holland, which everybody tells us will be acceptable to them. ...

We have had, proceeds the writer, a Second Committee upon the retrenchments of Ireland: "The rule therein pursued hath been what was in the Earl of Strafford's time." ...


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 183

Document type: Original [with fourteen signatures]

In pursuance of his Majesty's Resolution to make an inspection into the whole state of his Revenue and Expenses, in order to the contracting & lessening of the same, the Lord Lieutenant is desired to send copies of the Establishments, Civil & Military, of Ireland, now, and as they were in the time of the late Earl of Strafford, respectively; together with an account of the several charges & issues thereout.


Certain Queries [concerning points of Military Discipline] discussed at the Court-Martial, held at Dublin, 28 January, 1667 [O.S.]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 557

Document type: Original

[Submitted to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]


A [further] Petition from ... Farmers of his Majesty's Duty accruing by Hearth Money [in Ireland] to the ... Lord Lieutenant

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 135

Document type: Copy

Recite the delay in collecting the Duty aforesaid occasioned by the enquiry into the allegations of Petitioners' former petition. ...

Pray that they may be allowed a deduction of £12,000 out of the rent payable by them for the year ending 25 March, 1668; and a further reduction of £9,000, a year, in subsequent years. ...


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 139-140

Document type: Certified Copy [sixteen signatures]

Report their proceedings concerning the Farming and collecting of His Majesty's Duty of Hearth-Money in Ireland.

Communicate the Petitions of the Farmers of that Revenue and other papers relating thereto.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 240

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Ossory's second letter of the 18th inst, and the accompanying papers. ... The Duke [of York] may be assured that the writer will do the best he is able to do in H.R.Highness' concerns here, but he should also be apprised that, hitherto, those whom he has employed therein have not thought it fit to advise with the writer thereupon. If they had, with the assistance of the Lord Chief Baron [of the Exchequer of Ireland] who is as willing as, & better able than, all H.R.H.'s Commissioners here to serve the Duke, his estate would have long since been settled. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 242

Document type: Copy

The letter concerning the affairs of the Duke of York may be read to the Duke or Duchess, or to both, as opportunity may occur. ... As to the retrenchments proposed the writer knows what to say, until they be reduced to an estimate & method.

... But, plainly, if it will be unreasonable to make such defalcations of the entertainments as amount to two parts out of three, on pretence of reducing them by what the Earl of Strafford had, without hearing what the writer can say on that matter, so it will be no small discouragement to him, in his office, to make the other reducements without first consulting him in it.

Note: There appears to be an omission by Edward Edwards. The 'writer knows not what to say ...' would be a better reading in the first paragraph.

Ormond to Lord Cornbury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 474

Document type: Copy

In the condition into which the writer is threatened to be brought, Lord Cornbury cannot but find a reasonable excuse for the delay of reply to his letter of December 8th, brought by Mr Barniston. Lord Berkeley could have no ground for reporting ... that, to his knowledge, the writer had long since broken off all friendship with Lord Clarendon. ... The writer values himself upon nothing more than upon being a punctual observer of all true rules and offices of friendship, as far as he is a competent judge of them, wherein, as he never failed Lord Cornbury's father so he holds himself to be obliged by the same rules, as well as by those of duty, not to presume to censure the King's extraordinary proceedings with him, or to judge of them at a distance which puts upon him an incapacity of being rightly informed, as well as of serving Lord Clarendon or his family. ...

From all representations to his prejudice the writer appeals to the whole course of his life, and to former experience [of Lord Cornbury's family]. He beseeches his Lordship to assure the Duke and Duchess [of York] that, as far as his understanding shall give him power, and their commands direct him, he will ever be found more faithful in service than ceremonious in professions.


Ormond to Sir William Temple

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 513

Document type: Copy

Congratulations on the success of Sir William's late negotiations. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy

Shall not wonder if, upon sight of the charge & revenue of this Kingdom & of the charge & debt of England, all endeavours will be used to bring Ireland to bear its own charge. Yet hopes that, in the reductions, the safety of all will be considered. ... Hopes, too, that a happy conclusion of the treaty with Holland will bring the Parliament together, in good humour. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 396

Document type: Copy

Observations on matters of revenue and finance; and, more particularly, on propositions for a reduction of the Establishments of Ireland.


A Comparative View of the strength of his Majesty's Army in Ireland; in the year 1639 and in the year 1667

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 606

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Lords of Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 161v

Document type: Copy [twelve signatures]

Notify his Majesty's approval of the proceedings [concerning "Nominees" and others] reported in the Lord Lieutenant's letter of the 8th inst and his desire that a like course may be pursued, "that so there may not be any further cause to trouble his Majesty, in that business". ...


Ormond to Cornbury

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy

Excuses the delay of his reply. Into the condition in which Lord Clarendon is, the writer is "threatened to be brought". Lord Berkeley's report of a breaking-off in the Duke's friendship for Clarendon had no foundation from anything heard from, or seen in him [the Duke]. In the duties of friendship he never failed Clarendon.

[Life, 3, App.]


Sir George Lane to Sir Stephen Fox

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 317

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Desires the delivery, to James Clarke, of the New Year's Gift due from his Majesty to the Duke of Ormond, as Lord Steward of the Household.


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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 14

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


Daniel O'Brien to Ormond

Written from: Carrighold

Date: 31 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 143

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond as "answered on February 8th"

Is of late freed from scruples formerly entertained by the writer on the point of his Majesty's supremacy, in ecclesiastical as well as in temporal matters, in these Kingdoms.

Has an inclination to be employed in [public] business & is obliged to seek ways to serve his Majesty should his Grace think him fit for such service. ...


Reasons why the calling of a Parliament, in Ireland, may be thought convenient, if not absolutely necessary

Date: [January 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 102

Document type: Original


A Memorial, from the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, to the King on the same subject

Date: [January 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 103

Document type: Original


A further Petition from the Farmers of Hearth-Money in Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant

Date: January 1668

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

Document type: Copy


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 1 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 439

Document type: Holograph

Reports proceedings in the Privy Council in relation to the establishments, civil and military, of Ireland.

A proposal to reduce the Regiment of Guards and the Lifeguard-troop, was successfully resisted. All the proposed measures "are to be but probations", on which the Duke will be desired to notify his opinion.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 1 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 348-349

Document type: Holograph

A Committee appointed to examine into the affairs of Ireland has made a report to the Privy Council, which is to be revised [in MS.: "reviewed"], before its transmission to Dublin.

Some efforts have been made to prejudice the Duke in respect to the grant of £50,000 [for compensation, in part, of losses sustained by him during the rebellion and usurpation] made by an Act of the Parliament of Ireland, but the writer hopes that these efforts may yet be frustrated.

In former discussions in Council, the Duke of York spoke in Ormond's favour.


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 23-25

Document type: Original

Has received Wharton's letter of January 20th. Certain delays in the progress of his business in the Court of Claims have arisen out of "an appeal made by Dr Gage to the King, on behalf of H.R.H. [the Duke of York] but that appeal has been lately made void, and ordered by the King to be taken off the file". The case will now proceed.

Adds a notice of other pending matters in litigation.


An Order in Council, of the Lord Lieutenant, upon a Petition presented at the Board from Richard, Earl of Arran, and Edward, Earl of Meath

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 111-112

Document type: Certified Copy [nine signatures]


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 596-597

Document type: Holograph

It will be fit for Lord Ossory to go speedily over to his Grace, as soon as it is seen what ply the Parliament is likely to take. ...

As to the point of Deputation ... that of two Justices is thought likely to please most ... and to expose to less envy. ...


Colonel Robert Manley to Lane

Written from: London

Date: 4 February 1668

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

Document type: Holograph

When with his Majesty abroad, the writer was deprived "of a valuable consideration" in Ireland, for the recovery of which he hopes to have the favour of the Lord Lieutenant. Mr Edward Corker [in other letters: "Carker"] will wait upon Sir George Lane concerning it. ...

Asks, in a PS, whether Sir George Lane knows any person desirous to be made a Baron of Ireland? ... The writer has a friend who may be able to "fit him with a blank warrant".


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 594-595

Document type: Holograph

Since his Grace is willing to trust much to the writer's judgment (bad as it may be) for directing himself as to his coming over to England, the writer can but still profess the opinion that it is not yet fit to determine the time, although wholly agreeing as to the thing.

... As to the appointment of a Deputy, during the Lord Lieutenant's absence, the nomination of Lord Ossory would "carry a great deal of envy with it". ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 244-245

Document type: Copy

Communicates various documents relating to the establishment of Ireland, as it was in the time of the Earl of Strafford. ...

Notices various profits enjoyed by the Earl, over and above the sums named upon the Lists, Civil & Military. ...

Describes the writer's own expenditure; the extent and causes of his debts; and his dependence upon a diligent performance of the provision & covenants of the Act of Settlement. ...

Mentions, in a PS, the going over to England of the Earl of Meath, "with a great collection of Grievances". ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 246

Document type: Copy

Mentions some details concerning the Army of Ireland. ... Commends the conduct of Sir Edward Massey, in relation to "Barker's Case".


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 398

Document type: Copy

... Several informations are come out of Connaught of the gathering of Irish into bodies, and of some robberies committed. ... Hitherto, it has been the use of such robbers to betake themselves to their trade when the nights were growing long, & the weather bad. These have taken a just contrary time. ... And by some it is thought that they must be acting under a more than ordinary instigation. ... Should war happen, and France find a little rebellion on foot here, there might be endeavour to improve it. ...

Adds a commendation of Lord Aungier. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Canterbury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 514

Document type: Copy

Thinks that none of the noblemen of Ireland frequently attending upon his Majesty is less known to the Archbishop than Lord Aungier, bearer of this introduction, and also that none is more worthy of the honour of his Grace's acquaintance. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 45-46

Document type: Copy

Lord Strafford's salary, as Lord Lieutenant in 1640 and Lord Leicester's in 1641, exceeded that now paid. As to the writer's private fortune, the interest he pays, and the allowances made to Ossory & to his brother [Arran], amount to his whole revenue.

[Life, 3, App.]


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy

Has received the Archbishop's letter of 1st inst. Thanks the Lord Lieutenant for the kindness "in the dispatch of his [Lord Orrery's] desires" therein reported.


Ormond to Donegal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 115v-116

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions upon the case of Sir Henry O'Neill, as debtor to one Thomas Reynolds.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 43-44

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


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 4 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 190


Ormond to Colonel William Legg

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 317

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires the payment, to Father Patrick [Walsh], of a sum of fifty-eight pounds out of certain monies in Colonel Legg's hands.


De Prata to Lord Hinchinbroke

Written from: Oxford

Date: 5 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 109

Document type: Holograph

Sends some jewels, or trinkets ["bijous"], by a servant of Sir Charles Harbord, who has promised to deliver them to his Lordship, at Whitehall.

French.


William Sydenham to Ormond

Written from: Chilworthy

Date: 6 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 147

Document type: Holograph; endorsed, by Ormond, as answered through the writer's brother, its bearer

Personal affairs ... in relation to which the writer accredits his brother, bearer of this letter. ...

Lord Andover [in MS.: "Lord Andever" - i.e. Charles Howard then Viscount Andover by courtesy, who in 1669 became Earl of Berkshire on his father's death], in conversation with the writer (after many preliminary inquiries about the Duke of Ormond) ... told him that he "had, in his hands, many depositions against his Grace; the main drift" of which was to "divide [so in MS.] him and the Duke of Buckingham". ... If his Grace will write him, Andover, a letter (through the hands of this present writer) he will give "all the particulars". ... "My Lord", adds Sydenham, "these are times to neglect no opportunity of self-preservation; especially when we see great men's ruin is almost every man's aim." ...


Ormond to Mr Bagonal

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 516

Document type: Copy

Has procured a match betwixt their common kinsman, Mr Dudley Bagenal, and the writer's niece, Miss Mathew, which alliance, it is hoped, will bring him a competent fortune & a good wife, and also good friends to both parties.


Ormond to Lord Windsor

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 518

Document type: Copy

Family affairs of his Lordship's niece, Mrs Ware.


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 115v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Pursuant to instructions from his Majesty, recommends to the Commissioners the claim of Sir Luke Bath, Baronet, now a suitor in their Court.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 March 1664

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 115v

Document type: Copy

Instructions in behalf of Sir Luke Bath, a suitor in the Court of the Commissioners of Claims at Dublin.


Petition of John Braghan, a poor prisoner, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [6 February] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy

Stands attainted of felony, and prays, upon grounds stated, for the grant of his Majesty's pardon.


Annex 1

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy


Annex 2

Report by Sir William Aston, one of his Majesty's Justices of Assize for Ireland, on the case of John Braghan, aforesaid, as tried at Kilkenny Assizes

Date: 10 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy


Annex 3

Final Order of the Duke of Ormond, directing the issue, in due form of law, of His Majesty's Pardon to John Braghan aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 161

Document type: Copy


Warrant by the Duke of Ormond for the payment by the Comptroller of his Household to Sir Thomas Hamer, Steward of the same, a sum of £947 12s. 3½d.

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 7 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26v

Document type: Copy


A Certificate of the Election of Ralph Howard M.D. as Fellow of the College of Physicians of Dublin

Written from: College of Physicians [Dublin]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 30r-v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Latin.


Annexed:

Confirmation, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of the Election of Ralph Howard to be Fellow of the College of Physicians of Dublin

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 7 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 30v

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Notification, by James, Duke of Ormond, of the appointment of William Portman, Doctor of Divinity, to be one of his Grace's Chaplains Extraordinary

Date: 7 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 30v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book


Forster to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 149

Document type: Holograph

Incidents and appointments at Court.


Ormond to Colonel Daniel O'Brien

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 520

Document type: Copy

Congratulations on Colonel O'Brien's conversion to Protestantism. The writer's "transport of satisfaction" at the news led him to communicate it to his son Ossory, & to Lord Arlington, without awaiting permission to do so.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 400

Document type: Copy

... From Ulster it is reported that several Scottish Presbyterian ministers are returned thither, who had been formerly removed under engagement not to return without leave. ... For a good while a great tenderness has been observed in Sectaries of other denominations towards the Presbyterians, as well by frequent correspondence as by contributions to them under the name of "our afflicted brethren". ... His Majesty's directions concerning the treatment of the Sectaries are anxiously awaited. ...

Colonel Daniel O'Brien is lately become a Protestant ... which renders him capable of applying his eminent parts, and interest, to the service of the Crown. ...

PS: The dispatch of a [King's] letter on behalf of M. Hierosme, Minister of our French Church & a worthy man, is desired. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 419-420

Document type:

"My Lord of Orrery seems to be now resolved to go into England, & to be very desirous before he goes to have some discourse with me. ... I do not doubt but that ... he will, with much skill, set a good gloss upon all those passages which have given me ground to mistrust him, and that he will conclude with deep protestations of sincerity and friendship. All this will amount to no more than a repetition. ... How he can have any design [to win advantage by the journey] ... but upon something in this Kingdom ... or how ... improve himself here, without supplanting my interest or authority, I cannot comprehend." ...


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 431-432

Document type: Holograph

The writer has had some excellent claret just landed; if the Duke's provision is still on its way, this now arrived is at His Grace's service, "as being the chief contribution to health & good humour, moderate sumptum".

Notices some recent political advices from the Continent.

Mentions his belief that Lord Sunderland will replace Lord Cornbury in office.


William Legge to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 425

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter by Mr Bedus.

Mentions some incidents at Court.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 350-351

Document type: Holograph

Has received, by Mr Delves and by the post, letters from the Duke of the 21st, 27th, and 29th of January.

Several of the Duke's best friends in England are in favour of his repair thither, in the present juncture of affairs, and in order thereto Lord Arlington will apply for the grant of the King's letters empowering him either to appoint Lord Ossory as his deputy, or to nominate Lords Justices to administer the government, as he may think best for the service.

On delivering to the King the Duke's letter, the King spoke very kindly of him and said "that he hoped he should be able to keep off all accusations".


Advices of parliamentary and other political incidents in England; and also of some proceedings concerning private matters of estate and family

Written from: London

Date: 9 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 200-201

Document type: Holograph

[Addressed by James Hamilton to the Duke of Ormond.]


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 402

Document type: Copy

Observations on the conduct of the Earl of Meath, chiefly as a Privy-Councillor. ...


Resolution directing an Address to the King from the House of Commons praying for the enforcement of the Laws ... "concerning Religion & Church-Government"

Written from: [Westminster]

Date: 10 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy


Manchester to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 191

Document type: Holograph

A letter of compliment, and of professions of service to the Lord Lieutenant, in relation to pending proceedings in Parliament.


Notes of further Proceedings in Parliament from "10 February 1667" [1668, NS] to 11 December 1669 [but not entirely complete, or consecutive]

Date: 10 February 1668-11 December 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 152-168

Document type: Ten papers


Ormond to Lord Poer

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires to be informed whether or not a request contained in an accompanying petition from the Lord Bishop of Waterford and Lismore may be granted, without prejudice to his Majesty's garrison in the city of Waterford.


Encloses:

Petition of Hugh, Lord Bishop of Waterford & Lismore, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [January] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116

Document type: Copy

Petitioner's predecessors had the conveniency of a private door, opening upon the town wall of Waterford; but lately it has been shut up & disused; the restoration of that ancient right of way is solicited.


Minutes of the proceedings of the "Commissioners for Valuations" of Forfeited Lands in Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 151

Document type: Original


Forster to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 153

Document type: Holograph

Communicates proceedings in the Parliament of England on the 10th of February inst.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 155

Document type: Holograph

The House of Commons expect from the writer "a return to [in MS.: "of"] their Order, of the grants passed [in Ireland] of his Majesty's Lands, &c, since 1640; and suspecting it may fall short, seem already to intend a further scrutiny". ...

Adds [as in the letter calendared immediately above] particulars of other proceedings in Parliament.


A Narrative of what passed at the Court-Martial [at Dublin] 11 February 1668; concerning the Secretary-at-War

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 156

Document type: Copy


A Copy of a Paper concerning the Martial-Court

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

Given by the Lord Dungannon to Sir George Lane.


Petition of Lieutenant John Sandes to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 158

Document type: Breviates

Arrears of pay. [With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of Sir William Domvile, his Majesty's Attorney-General of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 159

Document type: Copy

Has, on his Majesty's behalf, exhibited several informations against Sir Oliver St George, and Colonel John Spencer, Governor of Galway, who nevertheless stand out in contempt, & against whom attachments are now to issue. ...

Prays the Lord Lieutenant's order, to exclude said defendants from pleading privilege, in respect of their several military employments, in this Kingdom, in bar of the attachments aforesaid.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 159

Document type: Copy


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Thomas Blurton, to be Quartermaster to the troop of horse under command of James, Lord Annesley

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 54

Document type: Breviate


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's donation to Joseph Teate, Clerk, Master of Arts, of the Deanery of Kilkenny

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 31

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the drawing up of a fiant, containing his Majesty's donation to Joseph Teate, Clerk, Master of Arts, of the Deanery of Kilkenny, now void by the death of Dr Daniel Neylan; and also his Majesty's presentation of the said Joseph Teate to the rectory of Aghaboe, in the Diocese of Ossory ... with a clause of union thereof to the said Deanery, pro hac vice tantum.


Minute, or Rough Draught, of a Letter from the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 162

Document type: Without address & without endorsement

Drawn up on occasion of a Petition [relating to matters of military service] presented to his Grace by the Lord Viscount Dungannon.


Instructions, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, to His Majesty's Judges of Assize for the Province of Leinster

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 454-455

Document type: Copy

Instructions, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, to His Majesty's Judges of Assize for the Province of Leinster, concerning "several particulars which require Reformation [in the several counties of that Province] for the general good of the Kingdom", and of which the Judges aforesaid are desired to take due notice in their respective circuits.


The Like Instructions for the Judges of Assize of the Province of Munster

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 455v

Document type: Copy


The like Instructions for the Judges of Assize of the Province of Connaught

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 455v

Document type: Copy


The like Instructions for the Judges of Assize of the North-East & North-West Circuits [of Ulster]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 455v

Document type: Copy


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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Although unwilling to interpose in things of the nature of that matter, to which the accompanying papers relate, the Lord Lieutenant cannot refuse his recommendations of Lord Dungannon's claim. ...


Enclosure 1

Petition of the Lord Viscount Dungannon to the Duke of Ormond [concerning a Land-adventure of £1,800, placed in the County of Louth]

Date: January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116


Enclosure 2

Petition of the Lord Viscount Dungannon, to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims [on the same subject as that calendared above]

Date: January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Thomas Beecher, to be Ensign of the foot company under command of Major Richard Maguire

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 12 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 54

Document type: Breviate


A Narrative of what passed at my [Arthur Padmore's?] delivery of Dr Cooke's paper, concerning the Court-Martial at Carrickfergus, to my Lord Dungannon, at the Court-Martial at Dublin, the 13 February 1668

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 160

Document type: Holograph


Dungannon to Arthur Padmore

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 161

Document type: Holograph

Asks his correspondent to draw up for him particulars of what passed this day in Court; that he, Lord Dungannon, may be able to give to the Lord Lieutenant an account of their proceedings.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 250

Document type: Copy

... The Earl of Meath carries with him, into England, two additional articles of accusation against the writer: the one for executing the mutineers at Carrickfergus by martial law; the other for not putting into execution the penal laws against Papists.

For what was done at Carrickfergus the King's pardon was obtained, in due form; the Lord Chancellor declaring it to be superfluous.

For the Papists, their meeting for Mass was inhibited by proclamation. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 404

Document type: Copy

Recommends to Lord Arlington's favourable countenance, the bearer of this letter, a brother of Colonel Edward Cooke, & who is employed to attend to the interests, in England, of Adventurers and others, reprisable under the Settlement Acts. ...


Petition of George Owens to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 159v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against John Wright, "one of your Grace's musick". [With the Order thereupon.]


Replication of 'Ulster' King-at-arms, and of others, the King's officers in Ireland [thereinafter mentioned] to the 'Answer' of the Earl of Drogheda to the Repli[cants'] Petition, and Demand for Fees

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [13 February] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy

State the grounds and precedents of and for the fees demanded of the Earl aforesaid, upon his creation to that dignity.


Annexed:

An Order by the Duke of Ormond, upon the 'Replication', calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy


Reply of 'Ulster' King-at-Arms, and of others, the King's Officers [in Ireland], to the 'Answer' of the Lord Viscount Dungannon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy

Upon the same subject as, and to like effect with, the 'Replication' in the case of the Earl of Drogheda, calendared immediately above.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy


Colonel Cooke to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 February 1668

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

Document type: Holograph

Submits a paper [concerning proceedings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims; but not now appended to this letter] the burthen of which he has laid upon "his brother [commissioner, Sir Winston] Churchill".


An Address [to the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland] from the Commissioners for executing the Acts of Settlement [for Ireland]; containing [in MS.: "concerning"] an account of their proceedings under the Acts [aforesaid]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 171-182

Document type: Copy

Presented at the Board by the said Commissioners, 14 February 1668, and then read.

[The title cited is from the endorsement, which appears to be in Arthur Padmore's hand.]


Commission, by the Duke of Ormond, to Humphrey Barrow, to be Lieutenant of the company under command of Colonel Heyward St Leger, upon exchange with Lieutenant Ulick Fitzmaurice [in MS.: "FitzMorrice"]

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 14 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 54

Document type: Breviate


A like Commission, to Ulick Fitzmaurice, to be Lieutenant of the company under command of Sir Arthur Denny

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 14 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 54

Document type: Breviate


Miles Cooke to Colonel Edward Cooke

Date: 14 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 433

Document type: Original (sent by the receiver to the Duke of Ormond, by whom the letter is endorsed)

Apprises his brother that a certain J[ustice] Alexander (whom he describes as "the old rat-catcher") will leave town unless Colonel Cooke obtains an express prohibition from the Duke of Ormond.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 165

Document type: Holograph

"We [the House of Commons of England] have sat these two days very late, with more heat and animosity than could, reasonably, be expected, upon the miscarriages of the war. ... This day, the debate held from 10 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon." ... Upon one special question of censure upon the Government the Ayes he adds were 122; the Noes, 99.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 15 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 598

Document type: Holograph

Communicates proceedings in Parliament, and advices received from the Continent. ... The King of France, says the writer, "is by this time, master of the Franche-Comtéthere being nothing to resist him. One mortification he is like to have in all his prosperity: My Lord of Sandwich is at Lisbon, & as he thinks, likely to make peace betwixt them and Spain [in MS.: "Spaigne"]." ...


An Account of Monies received for Wool Licenses [in Ireland], from the 13th of February, 1667, to the 14th of February, 1668 [and of the disbursements thereout]

Date: 15 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 13-16

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

Given me [Duke of Ormond] by Mr [Thomas] Page.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 15 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 352

Document type: Holograph

Whatever may be said of the Duke's appointing the writer to be Deputy of Ireland, during the Duke's absence, he cannot but regard any possible disadvantage thence accruing as inferior to the dangers which might arise from the appointment of others. But it may be prudent to keep the design a secret for a time, as the Duke's movements are likely to quicken those of his enemies.


Petition of the Earl of Fingal, and others, in behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Roman Catholics restored by the 'Act of Settlement' [for Ireland] and the 'Act of Explanation'

Date: 17 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 540

Document type: Original [with twelve signatures]


Ormond to the Commissioners for Executing the Act of Settlement

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends very earnestly the claim for reprisals of Major Edward Richardson, who is, in due course of law, now dispossessed of certain lands, part of the estate of Sir George Hamilton, which the said Richardson, and those under whom he claims, were possessed of on the 7th of May, 1659.


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 18 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 167

Document type: Holograph

Continues his report of current proceedings in the House of Commons.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 18 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 600-601

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letters of the 8th & 9th current. ... Men's minds and counsels are divided in the opinion whether the best way of allaying prevalent discontents be by more easiness and indulgence of opinions, or by a rigorous execution of the penal laws. ...

This day, the bringing in of a Bill to establish Triennial Parliaments was proposed, but after warm debate laid aside. It was promoted by those that had the most earnestly set themselves against the Earl of Clarendon, and opposed as earnestly by those that stood for him. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 354-355

Document type: Holograph

In spite of the suspicions that many of the Duke's friends have long had as to Lord Orrery, it does not appear that a meeting between the Duke and him could have any ill effect. For the more he may make professions of friendship, the more shame would attach to him upon future proof of contrary acts.

As to the charges against the Duke, "for executing mutineers, and for permitting Popery", they are so evidently frivolous, that the writer thinks it likely they will be left out, lest they should discountenance other charges.


Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to Secretary Lord Arlington in England

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 169

Document type: Certified Copy [thirteen signatures]

Transmits the copy of an Address received from the Commissioners for Executing the Acts of Settlement, and state the opinion of the Council thereupon.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 252

Document type: Copy

Sir Winston Churchill is deputed by his brother Commissioners [of the Court of Claims] to vindicate those of their proceedings which have been complained of to the King, "a necessary providence in these times". ...

After various general professions of friendship for the writer, Sir Winston made a special overture of service with the Duke of Buckingham. ...

A like answer was given to that advised for Lord Ossory, in relation to any such overture in England. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 406

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the postal service, & its defects; & concerning the Commissioners under the Settlement Acts, who send Sir Winston Churchill to attend the King, for their vindication. ...


Petition of the Farmers of His Majesty's Duty [of Revenue], arising [in Ireland] by Hearth-Money, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [19 February?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 340

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Dukes of Ormond and Albemarle, as Principal Trustees of the Security assigned to the Officers of the Army in Ireland, who served the King before 5 June, 1649

Date: 20 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 320-321

Document type: Copy [in Ormond's Letter Book]

Warrant, by the Dukes of Ormond and Albemarle, as Principal Trustees of the Security assigned to the Officers of the Army in Ireland, who served the King before 5 June, 1649, for the payment, out of the rents and profits of the said Security, of various sums of money to several persons concerned in the management and distribution thereof.


Subjoined thereto:

Ormond to Albemarle

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 321

Document type: Copy

Transmits, for the Duke of Albemarle's confirmation, a draught of the Warrant, above-recited.


An Order, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, upon a Petition of the Farmers of His Majesty's Duty arising by Hearth-Money

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 340r-v

Document type: Copy [eight signatures]


An Order, in Council, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon several Petitions of Peter Pett and Joseph Deane, Farmers of his Majesty's Duty of Hearth Money in that Kingdom

Date: 21 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 137r-v

Document type: Copy [eight signatures]


Extract of a Letter writ of the circumstances of the death of Mr Thurlow; and the last words I [Lord Wharton] heard him speak

Date: 21 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 782

Document type: In the hand of an amanuensis; the endorsement - from which the title above recited is taken - is in Lord Wharton's hand


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 183

Document type: Holograph

The writer's labours towards the great work of bringing about Peace betwixt Spain & Portugal, & of breaking the neck of the French League, deserved fairer play than he has met with from Lord Sandwich who, coming to the place [Lisbon], found the matter so matured that five conferences concluded all. But as the writer was (1) not to be allowed to partake of this honour; (2) Lord Sandwich's friends here are employed to make an early complaint against him.

This however led him to resort to His Majesty, who was content to allow him an audience of an hour and a half, alone; dismissing him with satisfaction & kindness so that he adds "My Lord Ambassador could never have done me a greater favour." ...


Memorandum, by Sir Paul Davys, of an audience given by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to Captain Robert Thornhill, Agent for H.R.H. the Duke of York, in respect of his Highness' land-claims, in Ireland, under the 'Act of Settlement'

Date: Saturday 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 185

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Lane


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 604

Document type: Holograph

The House of Commons have appointed a Committee to inquire whether the last monies voted were effectively applied to the uses of the war. ...

Lord Ossory's departure, whenever it takes place, will give an alarm of the Lord Lieutenant's coming over. If the writer could believe that his Grace would not make Ossory his deputy - which he confesses agrees not with his, the writer's, opinion - he could then rather wish the Duke to surprise them, than to give notice of his coming. ...


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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 117

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends the prayer of an Address & Petition herewith transmitted.


Enclosure 1

The humble Address [to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond] of the Trustees for managing the [16]49 Security

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 116v

Document type: Copy

Represent the claims of the Trustees to certain sums of money, in record of service performed; and pray for his Grace's order in that behalf.


Enclosure 2

A Schedule of the names of Trustees, and other officers; with the respective sums to which they are severally entitled

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 117

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 317

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends for his Majesty's signature the draught of a letter on behalf of Sir Walter Plunkett, Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter for passing his Majesty's pardon for misdemeanours that may have happened in the execution of the office of Prothonotary of the Common Pleas, in Ireland, and for confirming that office to Sir Walter Plunket, now patentee thereof

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 317


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 318

Document type: Copy

To like effect, for a letter granting the office of Searcher in the port of Dublin to Mr Harman.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty directing a grant of the Office above-named to Mr Harman, son of Sir Thomas Harman, deceased

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 318


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 318

Recites the purport of a former letter from the King to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims on behalf of Sir W. Flower, concerning certain [forfeited] lands, by him discovered, in the County of Wicklow, within the security of the Officers serving before June, 1649 "in which letter there is a clause, or saving, that is thought ... prejudicial to the persons to whom those discovered lands shall be passed".

Recommends the removal of the clause so recited. ...


Encloses:

Draught of an amended Letter from his Majesty, to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, concerning the lands above-named

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 318


Brodrick to Ormond

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 435

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

Reports various proceedings and incidents in Parliament and at Court.

Adds that Lord Clarendon has again been commanded to depart the realm; although he is extremely lame. "His estate", continues the writer, "is entangled beyond all reasonable imagination; and, unless the greater part be sold, his family will in few years be ruined."


Advices of Proceedings in Parliament

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 437

Document type: Original; endorsed by Sir George Lane


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 356

Document type: Holograph

Intends to prosecute his journey into Ireland, with all speed. Hears that "My Lord of Meath" [apparently, Edward Brabazon, second Earl of Meath] has come to town with many complaints, in order to the presenting of which to the King, he made some endeavour to obtain the countenance of the Duke of Buckingham, who, it is said, caused him to be informed that he, Buckingham, was related to the Duke of Ormond, "and would not contribute" to Ormond's disturbance.


Vernon to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 23 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 187

Document type: Holograph

Reports further proceedings upon "Barker's Case".


Petition of the Committee intrusted by the body of the Adventurers for Land in Ireland

Written from: [London]

Date: [23 February?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Copy

[Presented to the House of Commons in England.]

Recite the Adventurers' version of their Claims to lands, alleged to be forfeited by rebellion in Ireland; and the provisions of various Acts of Parliament.

Pray for reference of those claims to a Parliamentary Committee.


Breviates, by the Duke of Ormond, of Letters addressed to his Grace by Lord Arlington, from January 25, 1668 to February 18, 1668

Date: 23 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 602-603

Document type: Holograph [containing breviates of six letters]

[Received 23 February.]


Lord Windsor to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 January 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 438

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for "protecting the just cause of an unfortunate niece" of the writer. The countenance afforded by His Grace will, the writer hopes, "give a vigour to the prosecution of those barbarous villains".


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 254

Document type: Copy

Five of Lord Ossory's letters are now before the Duke. ... The first was very melancholy. ... The later letters have rescued him from uneasy thoughts; for as long as he is not abandoned by the King, he can struggle with all other difficulties; can bear, if unable to overcome, them. ... But he will adventure to tell Ossory that whilst the Duke of Buckingham governs affairs he, the writer, conceives that he cannot be in England with ease to the King, or advantage to himself. Certainly, he cannot concur in expedients to gratify the worst part of the Parliament, at the irreparable charge of the Crown and the Church. ...


Ormond to the Bishop of Winchester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 522

Document type: Copy

The Bishop's letter concerning Lord Thomond's living, now in the possession of the Bishop of Limerick [Dr William Fuller] will be answered by my Lord Primate; the Duke being himself unskilful in affairs of that nature.


Ormond to Captain Forster

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 524

Document type: Copy

It is with much satisfaction that Captain Forster's letters of January 28th, and February 8th and 11th, have been received. The continuance of such information is hoped for. ...


Ormond to Brodrick

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 526

Document type: Copy

Observations concerning the desire of the House of Commons in England, for an account of lands in Ireland, which have been alienated from the Crown since 1640.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

... As to the proposed "retrenchments" ... is not sure but that they may suffer other alterations, before they get over [into Ireland]. In the meantime, is bold to say, & to make good, that the most desperate fanatics or Papists in this Kingdom could not propose anything so much conducing to their ends, as the cashiering of the Regiment & Troop of Guards. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 410

Document type: Copy

... The Order of Council concerning the prize-ship St John, of Dieppe, shall be speedily & punctually obeyed. ...

A letter of January 22 requires afresh, an account of the King's Revenue & Charge, which was required by former letters of August 14th ... to which full answers were formerly sent by the writer and Council here. ...

With all the informations Lord Arlington is pleased to give him, the writer is still unable to comprehend the transactions in England, or to what they tend. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 411

Document type: Copy

Sir Winston Churchill is no sooner gone, than his brethren find their want of him. ... They entreat the return of Sir Allan Brodrick. ...

It is hoped that before now the Lords of the Council will have received full satisfaction concerning the Revenue Accounts of this Kingdom. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 408

Document type: Copy

By a letter apart ... thanks Lord Arlington for his great kindness in the matter of the writer's passing to England. ...

... He will stay, until his Majesty shall, through his Lordship, signify that he thinks it time for him to appear there. ...

[Private; by Cornet Sheffield.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 47-48

Document type: Copy

As long as the Duke is not abandoned by the King, he can struggle with all other difficulties. But he thinks that as long as the Duke of Buckingham governs affairs in England, the writer cannot be there, either with ease to the King, or satisfaction to himself.

[Life, 3, app.]


Ormond to James Buck

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 319

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning the repayment of monies, borrowed from Mr Savile [in MS. Savill], Mr Griffith, and from the late Bishop of Rochester.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 47-48

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


Petition of Christopher Russell, of Seatown, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 161v

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of petitioner's title to certain lands in the City and County of Dublin, to the value of £300, a year, of which he was in the actual possession on 23rd October 1641. ...

Recites also provision in the Act Explanatory of the Act of Settlement, empowering the Lord Lieutenant to appoint persons justly entitled to be restored to their former estates or to reprisals in lieu thereof [yet, in fact, unrestorable, by default of lands for such reprisals] to certain monies payable, in virtue of the Act aforesaid, "out of the lands decreed to Roman Catholics after the 2nd July, 1663". ...

And prays relief. ...


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 25 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 161v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Joshua Rowlandson to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [25 February] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copy

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


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 193

Document type: Original; with record of enrolment

The Lord Bishop of Elphin is to be raised to the vacant Archbishopric of Tuam.


Colonel Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 195

Document type: Holograph

Desires his Grace's instructions as to the planting [in the Phoenix Park?] of a certain freight of acorns and beechmast that is come by sea. ... Says that "my Lady Duchess nails with Mr Baldwin [apparently, a head gardener] and grafts". ... Adds some particulars of political incidents. ...

It is reported that a Confederacy, offensive & defensive, is concluded between the two Dukes, Buc[kingham] and Alb[emarle], and that the Lord Lieutenant is to be treated as the common enemy of both. ...

PS: Forwards a letter, received from Lord Annesley, and desires his Grace's instructions for the answering of it. ...


Humphrey Sydenham to Page

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 28 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 203

Document type: Holograph

The Presbyterians here - in town & country - hold their meetings with great freedom. ... If any are summoned to the Bishop's Courts, they slight the summons, and are so bold as to say: "The case will be altered, shortly." ... On Sunday last, there landed here no less than threescore men out of Scotland. ... The writer examined many of them as to their business. ... The usual answer was "to seek service". ... "Most of those", he adds, "might very well have been laid hold of for vagabonds." ...


Subjoins:

Copy of [an anonymous] letter, addressed to "a Minister of Trim [concerning the proceedings of some] abominable false Apparitors, and informing rascals, that abuse the people, & destroy the country"

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 205

Document type: Copy


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 28 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy

Is more than half disposed to abandon his intended journey to England, finding by his letters "that those who did most press him to it would have him come over armed with all [informations] that he could get against '326' [Duke of Ormond], which", he adds, "I am resolved never to do."

He has also account of great reductions in the Irish Establishment. All are losers, but the Archbishop the greatest, although the writer's brother [Earl of] Corke, did all he could to serve his Grace.


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 28 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 189


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 197

Document type: Holograph

Mr Thornton [Agent for Land Claims of the Duke of York] hath not yet been with the Council. Sir Jerome Alexander is, as the Bishop is informed, not expected for these ten days.

It is thought that the latter keeps out of the way, in order that the former may have an excuse for delaying the pending business; the half year's rent being convenient for their receipt, before the matter comes to a determination.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 606-607

Document type: Original; partly in Arlington's hand

By the last letters from Flanders we are told that Sir W. Temple, and the Deputies from Holland, had gained the great point of the Marquess Castel-Rodrigo's declaring his agreeing to the alternative & truce; so that order is sent to Sir John Trevor in France to demand from that King a categorical answer upon the Peace.

De Ruvigny here, even before this news, confidently continued affirming to us that his Master would make a Peace, notwithstanding that all the private letters from France are full of the contrary. The belief of his [Ruvigny's] opinion & another that his Majesty hath yet £500,000 in bank, of the old moneys, contributed much to the House of Commons voting but £300,000, towards the great matter in which the King is now engaged.

An account is added of the seizure, by a French squadron, of some Ostend ships in Torbay, & at Cowes; and of the steps taken thereupon. ...


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 29 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 176

Document type: Original

Communicates certain papers [not now appended to the letter].

Gout in the writer's hand incapacitates him from using it, in addressing the Duke.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 29 February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 440-441

Document type: Holograph

Has delayed his journey into Ireland on hearing a rumour that the Duke's sudden arrival in London is expected.

The writer is assured by Sir Winston ["Winstall" in MS.] Churchill that no determination in his cause, now depending in the Court of Claims, will be come to before Sir Winston's return. Adds some particulars of Court and political incidents.


A Message from the King to both Houses of Parliament

Date: February 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 88

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


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 256

Document type: Copy

... The way to know whether the Duke of Buckingham has really made that return to Lord Meath's address, which is mentioned in Ossory's letter, is to give his Grace thanks for the generosity of it; taking no notice of the contradictory part, since a go-between may mistake, or be disowned. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 528

Document type: Copy

... The design of Thornhill's delay ... is a plot worthy of him & his director, but such as H.R.H. [the Duke of York] will disclaim and discountenance, when it shall be known to him. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 412

Document type: Copy

... Until the writer shall have spoken with his son, Ossory, and by him have received Lord Arlington's last advices, he will not come to a determination as to what may be fit for him to do. In general, it seems evident that he could not remove himself more unseasonally, for the security of this Kingdom, than at this instant. ... Yet, the necessity of his going may be such as to force it. ...

Lord Meath ... has carried away a warrant given for the quartering of certain soldiers in one of the Liberties [of this City]. ... Lord Arlington is besought to offer it for his Majesty's consideration whether the carrying away of a Warrant ... is not such a presumption ... as ought to receive severe & public reprehension.


Lord Brabazon to Ormond

Written from: Kilkea

Date: 2 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 442-443

Document type: Holograph

Offers assurances of the writer's regret at having omitted, when in town, the paying of his duty to the Lord Lieutenant. Regrets also "the unhappy differences" between writer's father [Edward, 2nd Earl of Meath, who was succeeded in the Earldom by the writer of this letter in 1675] and the Duke, in which, he adds, he never himself concurred.


Humphrey Sydenham to Page

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 206

Document type: Holograph

Transmits "a note of information how my Lord Bishop Boyle [Archbishop of Dublin]'s surrogate carries himself in his place", in order that Mr Secretary Page "may judge whether my Lord of Massareene had any cause of complaint against him". ...

... The Nonconformists, adds the writer, are, at this Assizes, "so bold as to threaten to petition against the Surrogate" aforesaid.


Encloses:

A Note of information concerning the proceedings of a Surrogate of the Archbishop of Dublin, at Carrickfergus; with reference more particularly to Charges brought against him by the Lord Viscount Massareene

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 208

Document type: Original


Advices of political and miscellaneous incidents, chiefly at the Court of Whitehall

Written from: London

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 212

Document type: Original; made, anonymously, to the Duke of Ormond, but by him endorsed: "M. N. H."


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 218

Document type: Holograph

By letters out of Munster, the writer of this understands that the differences [at the Court of England] between my Lord Arlington, & Sir William Coventry, are grown to that height as that they are not likely to be composed.

... Lord Orrery's journey for England is, the Archbishop supposes, almost laid aside.

... He mentions endeavours from Court to get up charges against Lord Orrery's administration of his office in Munster.


Orrery to Kingston

Written from: Charleville

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 226

Document type: Holograph

Will wait upon the Lord Lieutenant at Kilkenny, and was minded to do so, even had the writer "to go suddenly for England". ... Is very sensible of the sad condition of Ireland & how necessary it is to find speedy remedies. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 608

Document type: Holograph

Gives an explanation of the routine course pursued with the Council letters from Ireland, and their transmission, when needful, to the Commissioners of the Treasury. ...

States also the reason of the present proclamation of the Peace with Spain, although the Treaty was printed three months ago.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 180

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Has seen "the learned Lord" mentioned in his Grace's letter of 25 February, who, whatsoever he may intend, will never in the writer's behalf be able to do any hurt to the Lord Lieutenant.

... At the time of the writer's conference with Lord Ossory, just before his Lordship's departure from Ireland, the discourse about the Lord Lieutenant's impeachment was very rife, and was then designed. It doth now cool; no grounds, sufficient, appearing, to lead wise men. ... But malice ... is an unwearied prosecutor. ...


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 42-43

Document type: Original

The Commissioners still delay "the satisfaction" of Lord Wharton's deficiency upon his Land-Claim. In the writer's opinion, they have dealt pitifully in putting him to so great expense. "I honour them", he adds, "for what they have done honourably and handsomely, as Englishmen, but as for these Irish tricks, or Court pranks, they do not become men of their character."

Describes the unsatisfactory state of trade in Ireland, and dwells on the evil of the English restraining laws. Ireland is rich in Corn and Cattle; poor in ships. England is rich in ships; and wants more provision.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 645

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Sir Walter Plunkett, Protonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of Ireland, to have a Pardon, under the Great Seal of that Kingdom, for all past neglects, or other offences, in relation to the office aforesaid; and to be confirmed therein.


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Lord Lieutenant & Privy Council of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 189

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Orders are to be given to the Customs' Officers of the several ports of Ireland, and to other persons concerned, to give all due furtherance to the agents & deputies of Robert Huntington and William Bucknall, esquires, now patentees of the Tonnage dues on French shipping, in order to the collection thereof, in the ports aforesaid.


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 185

Document type: Original [with ten signatures]

Notify his Majesty's pleasure upon consideration of the Lord Lieutenant's report, in a letter to Lord Arlington, of the case of Henry Nugent, on whom a fine of £500 had been imposed in punishment of his offence, as a procurer of perjury and forgery.

The King is resolved not to grant a pardon, either to Nugent or to Shirley; and to make no remission of the fine aforesaid.


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 187

Document type: Original [with eight signatures]

Further directions in the Naval-Prize cause, then before the Vice-Admiralty Court of Galway, concerning the Genoese ship Sacrifice of Abraham.


[James Hamilton] to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 217

Document type: Without signature, or address; endorsed by Ormond

Further advices of civil and political incidents, in England.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 7 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 610

Document type: Holograph

Is unable to discover the cause of the delay of the packets. ...

Communicates a further account of proceedings in Parliament. ...

Notices an "indiscreet and unreasonable" reflection, thrown upon the Lord Lieutenant, by Sir Charles Wheeler in the House of Commons. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 7 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 322

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recites the circumstances under which his late Majesty, by his letter dated 14 December [1628], in consideration of the faithful services of Anthony Atkinson directed a grant of certain lands in King's County to be passed to William Atkinson, son of the said Anthony; and also the circumstances which hindered the carrying out of his Majesty's said purpose. ... Recommends a renewal of the grant in behalf of the heir of the grantee, who is now deceased.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty directing the grant of certain lands in King's County to the heir of William Atkinson, deceased

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 322


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 220

Document type: Holograph

Lord Burlington, & others of Lord Orrery's friends, in England, urge him no longer to delay his journey thither.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 221

Document type: Holograph

Thornton's paper [on the Duke of York's land-claims in Ireland] is not yet given. He pretends that the Commissioners' answer [to his former statement thereon] is "so uncertain" that he is obliged "to search the Exchequer" for documents. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 530

Document type: Copy

Communicates correspondence with the Earl of Orrery.

Observes that the "clearer information" therein promised, at a future time, cannot then be so useful as it would be now. When the danger is over, no other use could be made of such intelligence than by way of revenge, which accords neither with the Duke's nature nor with religion.


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 532

Document type: Copy

Has not yet seen his son Ossory. ... After speech with him, the writer will know whether or not a journey into England be necessary. If there be no pressing urgency, he thinks he can serve his master, his friends, & himself, better by staying here. ...


Ormond to Sir James Hamilton

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 531

Document type: Copy

From several corners of the compass, has had alarms of a storm, but hitherto is ignorant when or on what ground it should come. ...

... But as to Lord Meath is not so unfortunately friended as to be ignorant of his wise malice. His 'Articles' have been communicated to more than twenty persons here, & also, it is believed, to most of the Innkeepers on the road. ...


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy

... Did not stir from Dublin, until Mr Thornhill assured him that he might have time to make this journey, without prejudice to the Duke [of York]'s service, in the matter relating to the Appeal. As soon as he knows that there is that, or any other, considerable work for him, will return. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 414

Document type: Copy

Lord Arlington's of 29th ult. was brought in the same vessel that transported Ossory, but the writer has not yet seen him. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 138v

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

... Has had a letter from Lord Orrery, "excusing with much civility & good reason his not coming to see me; his affairs about his purchase of Limerick requiring his stay where he now is, under the penalty of some damage, which also is in part what necessitates his deferring his journey into England, but the principal reason against it, is because he will not be prevailed with to bring in accusations against me; wherein certainly he does himself more right, than he could do me here; if he was disposed to it".

... "He says he will, in time, give me clear information, but I cannot guess how it can then be so useful to me, as it might be now." ...


Ormond to James Hamilton

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 49-50

Document type: Copy

The Bishop of Meath's wise malice communicated his articles of accusation against the writer to above twenty persons in Ireland; and to all the innkeepers, it is believed, upon his road in England.

Has cause to suspect the persons mentioned in Hamilton's letter of 29 February, but does not desire to discover his doubts.

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Mr James Hamilton

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 49-50

Document type: As prepared by Thomas Carte, for the press


Lane to Ormond

Written from: Tullagh

Date: 10 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 222

Document type: Holograph

It is possible that some advantage might be made of the artifices used by the writer's tenants, about Cork & Waterford, if he had time to dally with them. ... Undoubtedly, their refusal to continue their holdings as hitherto, proceeds from a design to wrest better bargains; not from any desire to quit.

... A report was spread - before the arrival of the Packet - that his Grace was sent for, by the King. He, the Duke, will best know what use to make of the advertisement.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Thurles

Date: 10 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 155

Document type: Copy

How highly soever the writer values all demonstrations of the continuance of Lord Orrery's friendship towards him, he yet would not have them attended with so much of inconvenience to his Lordship, as is mentioned to have attended his removal at this time so far from Limerick. ...

The Duke freely confesses that if he should make collections from some late passages of affairs, and from the deportment of some who are understood to be Lord Orrery's friends, and that of others certainly known to be his relations, to the weakening of the Duke's confidence in his Lordship's professions, the suspicion might seem, in a mind liable to that passion (if it may so be called) ... to have some ground. ...

But he reserves himself as Lord Orrery is pleased to do, for a clearer explication of his thoughts, to a fitter opportunity.


Sir Paul Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 191

Document type: Holograph

Anxious that the letters from the Council in England to the Lord Lieutenant, concerning the several Prize-Ships Fortune of the Sea, and St John of Dieppe, should not remain long unanswered, the writer prepared a draught of a Report to be addressed to his Grace thereupon, by the Commissioners of Prizes in Ireland. ...

Such report, so far as relates to the Ship, first-named, is now transmitted for his Grace's consideration. ...


Preamble to a Proclamation by the King against Conventicles

Written from: Whitehall

Date: [10 March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 307

Document type: Endorsed by Lord Wharton


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Thurles

Date: 10 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 51

Document type: Copy

Much as he may value demonstrations of the continuance of Lord Orrery's friendship, he would not have them attended with so great inconvenience to his Lordship as the removal so far from Limerick must have occasioned.

May, possibly, after conferring with his son Ossory, now in Ireland, see reason to pass the Channel; many friends having long thought his presence in England necessary.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Thurles

Date: 10 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 51

Document type: As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the press


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Michelstown

Date: 11 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 224

Document type: Holograph

Hearing of Lord Ossory's arrival at Dublin - who may possibly bring advices which may make his Grace's message to Lord Orrery less seasonable than it was - the writer will forbear the delivery of it, until further instructed.


Ormond to the Lords of the Council in England

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 533

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Upon the receipt of their Lordships' letter of 6th November with the accompanying Petition of Joseph La Motte, concerning the ship Sea Fortune, it was communicated, with due instructions, to the Commissioners of Prizes, whose report is now transmitted.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 535

Document type: Copy

As yet, is unable to bring himself to a resolution whether to make use of the King's permission to go into England, or of the liberty also given for his stay here. ...

... If Lord Orrery's professions are real, the writer of all men ought to wish him in England, since no man is better able to vindicate him. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 159

Document type: Copy

... A Warrant to any of his Majesty's ships to carry Lord Orrery into England shall be with him as soon as his leave of absence, under the Great Seal, can be ready. The Duke will wish him a happy passage, and good success in the affairs which necessitate the journey. For himself, although he has discoursed, at large, with Lord Ossory, he has not yet brought himself to any fixed resolution whether to go to England, or to stay. ...


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 537

Document type: Copy

Has received his Lordship's letter of the 11th, and at the same time, one from Lord Orrery of the 10th, much differing from a former letter of the 7th. The one made it impossible for him to go into England, without danger of ruin to his fortune; the latter, necessitates his going, under like penalty.

... The writer's discourse with his son Ossory has produced nothing but confusion of thoughts in him. ... But, probably, the arguments for the Duke, himself, going into England will at last prevail. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 12 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 539

Document type: Copy

License for Lord Orrery's journey into England. ...


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 12 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 193

Document type: Original [with three signatures]

An error in the warrant formerly transmitted, in the favour of Lord Carlingford, discharges his Lordship's estate from the arrears of certain ancient quit-rents payable to the Crown, as well as from new quit-rents so payable. The intention was only to free the Earl from the latter; and the warrant is to be corrected so that the ancient dues be paid as formerly they were.


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 12 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 117v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Certain stores of corn, contained in his Majesty's granaries in various parts of Munster, may be sold, under circumstances herein stated; and the proceeds of such sale are to be applied towards defraying the salaries due to storekeepers, and the rent due for granaries.


Encloses:

A Computation [of sum due for Salaries and rent, at the Various Granaries, appertaining to the Ordnance Department within the province of Munster]

Date: [March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 117v


Humphrey Sydenham to Page

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 13 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 209

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars as to the proceedings of Nonconformists & disaffected persons, in the County of Antrim. ...


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Michelstown

Date: 13 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 227

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 12th inst, & will punctually obey his Grace's commands. ...


Orrery to Ormond

Written from: Charleville

Date: 13 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 52-55

Document type: Copy

Expresses his desire to know who are the supposed friends & the known relations of the writer that have "misdeported themselves" towards the Duke (referring to Ormond's letter of the 10th), that he may strive to make them see & be sorry for their error. Assures him that he, the writer, looks upon professions of friendship "as the most binding temporal ties amongst men".

[Life, 3, App.]


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 13 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 191-193

Document type: Copy

Although the writer has, "for above a year", confined his advice upon affairs to those "of this Province" [Munster, of which the Earl was President], he finds "that is not enough"; the Lord Lieutenant telling him, in a letter this day received, that late occurrences and the deportment of persons understood to be Orrery's friends, and that of others, known certainly to be his relations, suggest that his friendship for the Lieutenant does not accord with the professions made. The writer adds that those professions are unfeignedly true; that if the King would make him Lieutenant, in the Duke's place, he would decline the offer.


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 13 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 52

Document type: As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the press


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 13 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 191-193


Captain Forster to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 229

Document type: Holograph

A petition, concerning Ireland, has been presented, by Sir Robert Brooke to the House of Commons, and is ordered to be read on the following Monday. ... Its object - the writer supposes - is "a subversion of the settlement of Ireland". ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 231

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of current proceedings in the House of Commons, of England, upon Irish affairs; in part, to like effect with the letter calendared immediately above.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 233

Document type: Holograph

The decision as to his Grace's journey to England - yet unresolved - is, indeed, a matter for very great consideration. The writer prays that God may direct his Grace therein. ... Lord Orrery ... is a petitioner for his Grace's pass [leave of absence] for three months. ...

Adds particulars concerning Thornhill's proceedings upon the land-claims of the Duke of York; and, in a PS, further observations as to Lord Orrery. ...


Encloses:

Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin [addressed "Dear Cousin"]

Written from: Charleville

Date: 10 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 235-236

Document type: Holograph

States, at great length, the reasons which induce the writer to undertake a journey to England; and his views as to pending affairs of Ireland.


Caulfield to Ormond

Written from: Dunamon

Date: 14 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 237

Document type: Holograph

This province is quiet - except the counties of Mayo & Leitrim - wherein are yet "two nests of Tories". ... Adds some instances of late outrages.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 612

Document type: Holograph

This week hath been [in the House of Commons] mostly spent in prosecution of the King's supply, yet without any great progress in it. ...

A few days more will tell us whether France will have peace or not. The proposition is so fitted [so in MS.] now, that it would seem there must be a categorical answer, aye or no. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 159

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Orrery's letter of the 13th repeating part of the writer's of the 10th and desiring an explication. ...

"You have", proceeds the Duke, "been pleased to write to my Lord Chancellor of Ireland ... that you were informed that ill offices had been done to you towards me, without expressing what ill offices, or the persons' names who so informed you ... you have intimated ... that application had been made to you out of England to concur in an accusation against me to the Parliament, or to furnish matter for the framing of one, which though you have generously refused to do, yet you have not thought fit to let me know who would have persuaded you to it". ...

P.S.: Has sent a warrant to the Chancellor for Lord Orrery's leave of absence. Herewith, encloses a warrant, for transport, to the Captain of any of his Majesty's ships on the coasts.


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 542

Document type: Copy

In a letter received from Lord Orrery ... he desires the Duke "to instance particulars", but the latter defers that "to a meeting; in the meantime remaining satisfied with the solemnity of his professions, and resolving to act nothing", on his own part, "contrary to that confidence". ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 105-106

Document type: Copy

Replies to a letter [of 18th February?] and notices one addressed to the Lord Primate, and by him imparted to the Duke, with reference, more particularly to the statement that application had been made, out of England to Lord Orrery, "to concur in an accusation to the Parliament [of the Duke of Ormond] or to furnish matter for framing one; which, though you have generously refused to do, you have not ... let me know who would have persuaded you to it". ...

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 15 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 105-106

Document type: As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the Press


[A Schedule of] Payments made into the Receipt [of the Exchequer of Ireland], from Michaelmas, 1667 to the 16th of March, 1668

Date: 16 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 368

Document type: Original


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 16 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 195-200

Document type: Copy

The Duke of Ormond has intimated to the writer that he has made "no firm resolution" as yet whether to go to England or to stay in Ireland; adding that Lord Orrery's journey would, in some respects, be "a main argument" for his own stay.

But the Duke implies, by his letter written from Thurles, that he has listened to some suggestions from the present writer's enemies. If those unhappy jealousies cannot be suppressed, it would be for the King's service, that there should be a change in the government of Munster. The writer's patent being for his life he would then ask the Duke's aid to procure him some equitable compensation for is surrender.

Adds some remarks on the "sad management" of the Treasury, and the arrears due to the Army.


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 16 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 195-200


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 237

Document type: Holograph

Very lately the writer presumed to acquaint his Grace with his return to this Court; now, already, he is to tell the story of the reasons why he is sent back to Portugal.

His instructions are to find out the English party now in that Kingdom; to use his skill for disturbing the marriage [intended] betwixt the Infant [afterwards Peter II] & the Queen [Mary of Savoy-Nemours] and to propose "a daughter of Innsbrück" [so in MS.].

He is also to carry with him the ratification of the late Peace betwixt Spain & Portugal, and powers to modify the treaty of commerce [betwixt England & Portugal]. ...


Sir Winston Churchill [father of the great Duke of Marlborough] to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 243

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of pending and current proceedings upon various matters affecting the Land-Settlement of Ireland; more specifically in regard to the "Adventurers".


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 647

Document type: Original

The fine of £500, inflicted on one Alderman Hutchinson, one of the Justices of Peace for the City of Dublin, for having unduly bailed one Shirley, apprehended for rape, to be paid, when levied, to William Chiffinch, the King's servant.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 614-615

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letters of the 2nd and 9th inst; the later before the earlier. ... What is said as to his Grace's coming over tends to confirm the present writer in his old opinion that it should be deferred as long as possible. ...

Mentions the presentation [in the House of Commons] of a Petition from the Adventurers, and the course taken thereupon.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 47, fol(s). 182

Document type: Holograph

The extravagant Petition of the Adventurers was read in the House of Commons yesterday. The Petitioners are to be heard, at bar, upon it that day month. ... Some here are countermining this design which would overthrow the Settlement, and make Ireland slave to England. ... The new arrow is aimed more at his Grace, than at any else. ...


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Charleville

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 138

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

Communicates a letter received from the Duke of Ormond and sends - under a flying Seal - the answer he has made to it. ...

... Has examined his memory ... and cannot find that he ever wrote the words - "I was informed that ill offices had been done me to his Grace" - which are the "very words his Grace uses in his letter to me". ...


Orrery to Ormond

Written from: Charleville

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 71-73

Document type: Copy

Has received the Duke's letter of 15th inst. Thanks him for his license of absence and for the order that a man-of-war should convey the writer to England.

Does not remember ever to have complained to the Lord Chancellor of ill offices done the writer towards the Duke. But has certainly felt that His Grace "was not so obliging to his servant of late, as formerly he had been".

[Life of Ormond, 3, App.]


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 194

Document type: Copy

Asks the Archbishop to obtain the Duke of Ormond's signature to the warrants for the writer's official pay.


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 71-73

Document type: Chiefly in Carte's hand; as prepared for the Press


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 17 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 194


Carlingford to Ormond

Date: 17 March 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 445-446

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of March 9th. Notices recent proceedings in Parliament. Draws a gloomy picture of the state of public affairs.


John Creichton to Ormond

Written from: Cultellen

Date: 17 March 1667

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 449

Document type: Original

Would have waited upon the Duke, but for the infirmities of age.

Encloses a letter written to him by a son of the present writer's from London.


Encloses:

C. Creichton to John Creichton

Written from: London

Date: 29 February 1668 [so in MS.]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 447

Document type: Original

Has been detained in London for some months past, but "in daily expectation of employment for France".

Has spent more money here than he gained by staying with Lord Yester.

Hears rumours that "my Lord Lieutenant of Ireland is to be cited hither to appear before the Parliament". But does not credit them.


Forster to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 18 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 241

Document type: Holograph

Continues his report of proceedings in the English Parliament. ...

There can be no great danger in [so in MS. - the context seems to indicate that the writer means "of"] revoking, adds the writer, grants made in his Grace's favour; "for there are many other persons equally concerned. Lord Orrery himself partakes of the same bounty". ...


Sir Robert Walsh to Ormond

Date: 18 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 451

Document type: Holograph

Sends political intelligence received from an anonymous but accredited informant.


A Dublin Correspondent, not herein named, to James Hamilton, at London

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 216

Document type: Copy

Personal affairs.


Abstract of the Accounts of the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland - under certain Heads of Expenditure - for the year ending 20 March 1668

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 561

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


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 89

Document type: Copy

... Within ten days, will have put himself into such a readiness [for the voyage into England] as to be able to embark ... if he arrives at that resolution.

Lord Meath seems to be a generous enemy, by his letting the Duke's friends & relatives know what he has to assault him with. ... Sir Charles Wheeler's attack [in the English House of Commons] was less generous, though it was an expedient to supply the King with the Duke's money - who was not backward, in that kind, when there was less hope of recompense. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 415

Document type: Copy

... The writer ... desires to beg the King's pardon if his apprehensions ... shall bring him sooner into England than his Majesty may think requisite. That what Sir Charles [Wheeler] set on foot had no worse effect [in respect to the Duke's interest under the Settlement Acts] may be imputed to the Duke's good fortune, or to Sir Charles' ill conduct. But there will be no ease, whilst it may be supposed possible that the one may fail, & the other be supplied by more skilful managers. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 417

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning (1) Revenue & Financial affairs of Ireland; (2) Conditions of Peace with Spain, in their relation to trade; (3) Proceedings of the Commissioners under the Settlement-Acts.


An Account of certain branches of Revenue and sums of money, due to his Majesty in Ireland, which are now in arrear; according to the computation made there by Dr Gorges

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 498

Document type: Endorsed; Dr Gorges' Proposals "for the Arrears"


Ormond to Worcester

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Marquess for testimonies of favour and friendship towards the writer, of which he has had account from Colonel Cooke, with much satisfaction.


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 38-39

Document type: Original

Has received his Lordship's letter of 10th inst. Was forced to "a retrenchment", but took as much care to have it so made, "to his Lordship's best advantage", as if Lord Wharton himself had been upon the spot.

Adds other particulars of recent incidents. Mentions the appointment of Dean Hudson to be Bishop of Elphin.


Orrery to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Charleville

Date: 22 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 140

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

Sends a letter addressed to the Duke of Ormond, by which the Archbishop may guess (at least in part) the contents of the Duke's letter to the writer. ...

The Archbishop may be sure that the writer will not disserve him to whom he has promised service. ... "I believed", adds the writer, "my father [Richard, Earl of Cork] got a great estate very well, yet I was certain of it, after it had passed my Lord Strafford's inquiry; so though my Lord Lieutenant [Ormond] is pleased not to believe the suggestions of my enemies, yet he would be certain they are false, when I have passed the trial I passionately desire to undergo." ...

Adds some particulars relating to Limerick ... and to a proposal of marriage between a son of Lord Shannon and a daughter of the Archbishop ... of which proposal he says, "the main objections are still in force, & not to be removed by him [Shannon]". ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, to the Dean of Christ Church, Dublin, for the quartering of ten soldiers of the Regiment of Guards, within the liberties of the Cathedral

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 57

Document type: Copy


Sir R. Walsh to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: [24 March?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 253

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

One Haynes "an attorney or solicitor" tells the writer that "the Citizens of London would give four score thousand pounds a year for the Revenue of Ireland; pay the Army also; and defray the charges of the Kingdom to boot; and how it [namely the expenditure] could be answered, if things went as they did, he [informant] could not understand".


Sir R. Walsh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 251-252

Document type: Holograph

Information - or rumours - concerning various persons at Court, or elsewhere in England, mentioned under feigned names ["Mr Blewbutton", "Mr Tutchy", & the like]. ...

Personal affairs and suits of the writer.


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 373-374

Document type: Copy

Report particulars of certain dues of tonnage upon French shipping, coming into Ireland, payable into his Majesty's Exchequer; and also of sums payable by Sir George Carteret, under the terms of certain Letters-Patent, under H.M. Great Seal of England, bearing date January 11 1661, granted to Carteret aforesaid, conjointly with Daniel O'Neill, esquire [now deceased].


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 24 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 616

Document type: Holograph

Mentions pending proceedings in Parliament, and also before the Privy Council. ... Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Allan Brodrick will ask leave of the House of Commons for their return into Ireland, to finish their Commission, lest [in MS.: "least"] there should be any appearance of wishing to decline an answer, here, to the Allegations of the Adventurers.


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 161

Document type: Holograph


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 74

Document type: Copy

Has received the Earl's letters of 16th and 17th inst. Believes his assertions of the continuance & reality of his friendship. Disbelieves all suggestions that would weaken that confidence.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 74

Document type: As prepared for the Press, by Thomas Carte


An Abstract of certain arrears of Pay, due to his Majesty's Army in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 376

Document type: Original

[Received from Sir Daniel Bellingham.]


Payments [upon the Civil and Military Lists of the Irish Establishment] made to several Persons [herein named], according [to] this Schedule, since Michaelmas, 1667

Date: 25 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 296-297

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

[Compiled by Sir Daniel Bellingham.]


[An Estimate of] Rents, Customs, and Dues [to the Crown in Ireland] at Michaelmas 1667, and after

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 392

Document type: Original; endorsed by Sir Paul Davys

[By Sir Daniel Bellingham.]


Petition of Bryan Heyne to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [25 March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Neale Molloy [in MS.: "Mulloy"], one of his Grace's [Lifeguard?] [here, a word is left out by the transcriber] for the price of a horse.


Annexed

An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, referring the Petition above-recited to the consideration & report of the Comptroller of his Grace's Household

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 163

Document type: Copy


Computations and Observations concerning the Revenue & Public Finance of Ireland

Date: [25 March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 37-40

Document type: Original

With strictures upon a Note on that subject drawn up by Sir Daniel Bellingham & dated 25 March, 1668.


Orrery to Boyle

Written from: Charleville

Date: 27 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 201-203

Document type: Copy

Renews his protestations of attachment to the Duke of Ormond.

The writer always "believed" that his father got a great estate, very well; but he was certain of it, after the matter had passed Lord Strafford's inquiry. The Duke would obtain a like "certainty" of the falsity of the suggestions made by the writer's enemies, could Lord Orrery pass the trial he "so passionately desires to undergo".

Notices a marriage-treaty for Lord Shannon's son. Says, of a recent petition by Adventurers, that its gist may be expressed in a line - "We are deficient. There are lands to reprise with. Let us have all of those."


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

Written from: Charleville

Date: 27 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, fol(s). 201-203


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the due apportionment of quarters for the Garrison of Clonmel, between the town and the outparts and liberties thereof

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 57

Document type: Copy


Father Taaffe [James Taaffe, to whom a succeeding letter written by Father Thomas Talbot is addressed] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: [27?] March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 317

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a business in which the Queen Mother was pleased to employ the writer in the winter of 1667, and in regard to which he discharged his trust to her Majesty's satisfaction. That business ended, the writer received the letter now enclosed, which it had been his intention, long since, to have delivered in person to the Duke had not the King commanded him to stay in England, until he "had settled his [channels of] intelligence abroad".

And now, the Queen Mother having had some intimation of the suspicions entertained by Government of certain of the Romanist Clergy in Ireland, has commissioned the writer to make enquiry into the facts. If, however, such an enquiry to be made by him, should be disapproved of by His Grace the Lord Lieutenant, he will immediately surcease it.


Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of his Majesty's Frigate Harp, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [27 March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of an unjust prosecution, by one Webber, of Jenkin Hughes, Armourer of the Frigate aforesaid, and pray for redress.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Goodyear, a private trooper [in the Army of Ireland] who served under the command of Colonel Vere Cromwell [afterwards 7th Baron & 4th Earl of Ardglass], to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [27 March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Copy


[Colonel Legge] to [Ormond]

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 28 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 256

Document type: Holograph

Notifies the anxiety of many persons [at Court] to know if his Grace will come to England; where the writer, for his part, hopes to see him. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 28 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 618-619

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter of 20th current ... and has shewed to the King the shorter letter, concerning his Grace's coming to England. The King, like the present writer, sees no need that he should be hasty in doing so. ...

At first the entertaining, in the House of Commons, of the Adventurers' Petition gave an apprehension that it might possibly occasion new reflections upon the Lord Lieutenant; but now the letting the Commissioners [Churchill and Brodrick] who are the true and proper parties against that petition, go into Ireland seems to shew that the Petition will not be taken up again, during the present Session. ...


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 195

Document type: Original [with eight signatures]

Communicate information given to their Lordships, as to an embezzlement by Sir Oliver St George and by Colonel Spencer, of certain "rich commodities, of good value in the great cabin of the ship Abraham's Sacrifice" of Genoa.

St George, Spencer, John Stepney (one of the Farmers of his Majesty's great Customs in Ireland) and Lewis Desmanier [?Desmaniers] are to be sent into England, to answer such charges as may be brought against them.


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning the payment of arrears due to Lord John Butler, as Captain of the troop of horse now commanded by Lord Glenally [in MS.: "Glenaully"]

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 28 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 58v

Document type: Copy


Matthew Wren to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 254

Document type: Holograph

It is not without good reason that the writer hopes that the concernments of H.R.H. [Duke of York] are "after many conflicts put into such a condition as will procure satisfaction to H.R.H.; & that the opinion of his Majesty, in Council, upon hearing the matter fully opened, will lead the Commissioners to such a judgment as H.R.H. shall have no cause to complain of". ...


William Butler to Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 257

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs. Particulars concerning the claim of Sir Thomas Longfield to a house in Kilkenny, which (the writer heard him say) "had cost him £300, in building".


Ashburnham to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 257

Document type: Holograph

The persons concerned in the Petition which the writer put into the hands of the Earl of Ossory ... have communicated the purport of his Grace's letter, and - after some few meetings more - have agreed to waive their design of applying ... to Parliament.

... The Duke has many - though very much unmerited - enemies in this place. ... The writer wishes that his Grace's coming hither ... may not prove to his disadvantage. ...

PS: "The unadvised, though earnest, prosecution of the Lord Westmeath will do your Grace no harm."


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 197

Document type: Original [with nine signatures]

His Majesty, after fully hearing various parties concerned, is of opinion that an Order in Council of May 4, 1667 - in the matter of certain lands in Ireland formerly obtained or seized by Regicides, and lately granted, by way of reprisals, to H.R.H. the Duke of York - "is to have the effect of a judgment, sentence, or decree; and doth withal recommend it to his ... Commissioners [under the Act of Settlement, &c.] to take all care that his said R.H. be, without delay, satisfied" therein, accordingly. ...


Ormond to the Lords of the Council in England

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 25v

Document type: Copy

In pursuance of the Order in Council of 25 January last, has caused examination by the Commissioners of Prizes here, of the allegations of the French East-India Company, concerning the ship St John of Dieppe. The result is now reported.


Enclosure 1

Certificate of the Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court of Munster in the matter of the St John of Dieppe

Date: 6 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26


Enclosure 2

An Abstract of the appraisement of the ship St John of Dieppe

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26


Enclosure 3

Appraisement of the Prize-Ship aforesaid

Date: 11 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26


Enclosure 4

Contract with Sir Nicholas Armorer, concerning the Ship aforesaid

Date: 7 July 1666

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26


Enclosure 5

Contract with Thomas Amory, for part of the Cargo of the Ship aforesaid

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26


Enclosure 6

Certificate of the Commissioners of Prizes concerning the Ship aforesaid

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 26

Document type: Copy

To like effect, in respect to an Enquiry concerning the Ship St John of Dieppe, as in the letter of the same date addressed to the Lords of the Council.


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copy [seventeen signatures]

Upon the Address of the Commissioners for executing the Acts of Settlement and Explanation ... "containing matter of great weight & difficulty arising upon the said Acts" ... his Majesty, after advice of this Board, & in full Council ... resolved ... that the Address, and the whole contents of it, "be remitted to the said Commissioners, with a signification that his Majesty doth leave them to proceed in their whole remaining work according to their oaths, and the best of their skill & understanding of the several Acts, with the execution whereof they are intrusted". ...

And his Majesty doubts not of the Lord Lieutenant's care to do what, on his part, shall be found necessary towards the finishing of this settlement. ...


Lords of the Council to Ormond

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 119

Opinion, upon the Order in the matter of H.R.H. the Duke of York, bearing date 4 August [1667].


Lords of the Council to Ormond

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 119

Instructions for the further execution of the Acts of Settlement & Explanation for Ireland.


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 35-36

Document type: Original

Sends a copious report of the state of his Lordship's cause before the Court of Claims; of the recent proceedings of the Commissioners, in regard to Adventurers and to Soldiers, under the 'Act of Explanation'; and of the dependency of certain classes of claims upon parliamentary action in England.


Earl of Roscommon to Ormond

Written from: Charleville

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 263

Document type: Holograph

But for assurance of his Grace's intention to visit England, the writer would not, with so much confidence, beg leave to attend Lord Orrery thither. ... Three months' leave of absence is the utmost for which the writer asks his Grace.


An Abstract of the Moneys issued [out of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland] by concordatum, from 27 July, 1662, to 31 March, 1668

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 685

[By Sir Paul Davys.]

The total sum is £57,270 12s. 11d.


An Estimate for the payments of the Civil & Military Lists [of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 694-695

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

As settled in the Privy Council of that Kingdom 31 March. With a list of the Councillors present.


Another Copy of the Estimate, calendared above

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 696-697

Document type: Wholly in the hand of Sir Paul Davys


Ormond to William Sydenham [in MS.: "Sidenham"]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 544

Document type: Copy

Accounts it a misfortune that Mr Sydenham's letter of February 6 did not come to hand until 16th March. ...

The Duke takes it as a great favour that Lord Andover is pleased to make such an advance, as that communicated, towards future intelligence & friendship, and will, on his part, endeavour to improve it, under the conditions desired. ...


Ormond to Captain Forster

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 393

Document type: Copy

The letter of 17th inst brought to the Duke reflections on the question of his passing into England. ... He will only put himself in a readiness for the voyage, but will not embark, until he conceives it needful, for vindication of his honour, or for preservation of his interest, from which my Lord of Meath's 'Articles' must not fright him. ...


An Abstract of Warrants for payment of Money [out of the Crown Revenue of Ireland] from 27th of October, 1665, to 31st of March, 1668

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 268-280

Document type: Original


Note, by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, upon the 'Abstracts of Warrants', calendared above

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 280

Document type: Holograph


The State of the Revenue, and Payments, in Ireland; with the Debt &c.

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 338

Document type: Original


An Abstract of Concordatums [issued in Ireland], beginning the first of April, 1662, and ending the last of March, 1668

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 379

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[The title cited is from the endorsement.]


An Account of Arrears due to the Military List [of Ireland] etc.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 262


Subjoined:

An Estimate for the payment of the Civil & Military Lists [of Ireland]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 262v-263

Document type: Copy; in Podmore's hand


Estimate for the payment of the Civil & Military Lists [of Ireland]

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 66, fol(s). 336-337

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

[With abstracts of various Revenue accounts, and remarks thereupon.]


A Note of proceedings in the Privy Council of Ireland; concerning matters of Finance

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 263v


Together with:

An Estimate for the payment of the Civil and Military Lists

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 262-263

Document type: Copy


Sir R. Walsh to Ormond

Date: 31 March 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 453-454

Document type: Holograph

Communicates information respecting persons disaffected, or supposed to be disaffected to the Irish Government.

Mentions a proposition as to the leasing of some houses in Waterford belonging to the Duke of Ormond.


William Hawkins to Ormond

Date: [March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 210

Document type: Holograph

Besides the damage of the first storm, two more ships are lost in this late one. ... The writer submitted to his Grace a proposal to make, for £600, the Harbour at Ringsend, free of all [further] charge so that ships may be secured, without paying [the] 4d. per ton.

... Knowing persons, upon a serious review of that undertaking, judge that the writer will not furnish the work at a less cost than £3,000. But if it should cost that, or as much more, if by his Grace's assistance the work be undertaken, it shall be perfected. ...


The Case of Philip Alden, submitted to the Duke of Ormond [Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], in obedience to his Grace's commands

Date: [March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 265

Document type: Original

States the cause of the writer's imprisonment in the Castle of Dublin; for two months, in the year 1663; with particulars of service subsequently rendered.


Commissioners of Treasury to Ormond

Date: [March?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 271

Document type: Minute; or suggested Minute; endorsed by Lane "Supposed to be from the Commissioners of the Treasury to my Lord. Received from Mr Dodson April 6."

Articles of Instruction, "to be executed by virtue of the Commission thereunto [to be] annexed", are herewith transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant, who is desired to prepare a Commission, in accordance with the terms of the Articles, for an Enquiry into the Farm of his Majesty's Customs, and Imported Excise, of Ireland; and for the preparation of detailed accounts of that Revenue.


Annexed thereto are:

Articles of Instruction [for Commissioners of Inquiry into the Accounts of the "Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Customs and imported Excise in Ireland"]

Date: [March? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 273

Document type: Minute


Petition of the Farmers [Sir Peter Pett and Joseph Deane, esquire] of his Majesty's Duty [in Ireland] arising by Hearth-Money

Date: [March?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 342

Document type: Copy


Petition of James Bence, esquire, on behalf of himself, & of others concerned with him in the Farm of the Inland-Excise [in Ireland] to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [March?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 729

Document type: Original

Recites the circumstances of the Patentees in relation to the collecting of the Revenue, and to losses sustained by them.

Prays for certain allowances & for suspension of the time prescribed for certain payments.


Subjoins 1

The humble Proposals of the Petitioners [concerning their Farm of Inland-Excise]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 729


Subjoins 2

A Brief State of the Case of the Farmers of the Inland-Excise, and of Licences for the selling of Ale & Beer, by retail, in the Kingdom of Ireland

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 730-732

Document type: Original


Thomas Talbot to James Taaffe

Written from: [Brussels?]

Date: [March] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 319

Document type: Apparently, original; but without date or address

Has seen letters from England which, far from confirming a prior Report of "good words" [in respect of the Romanists] having been spoken by my Lord Duke of Ormond, make those words to have been "worse than doubtful"; which go on to speak of "James Taaffe's proceedings as being very silly"; and to predict, for P[eter] W[alsh], that he will be involved in "greater and worse troubles" than ever. Taaffe must construe these passages, for himself; but the writer has felt it to be his duty not to conceal anything, said to his friends' disadvantage, that has been told to him.


Note of the Charges incurred for the expenses of the Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement in Ireland from 23 December, 1665 to 1 April, 1668 [£3097 10s.]

Date: 1 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 37


Petition of James Maltby, for himself, and in right of a purchase made by him from Thomas Grant, a disbanded trooper, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: [1 April] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 163v

Document type: Copy

Pay.


Annexed 1:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 163v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2:

Report, by the Deputy Muster-Master General, upon arrears of pay due to James Maltby, and to Thomas Grant, respectively

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 163v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3:

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

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy


William Burges to Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 261

Document type: Holograph

Information [given upon hearsay, as it appears from the context] concerning the disloyal proceedings of some disaffected persons in the province of Munster.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 620

Document type: Holograph

Knowing that it will give more satisfaction to the Lord Lieutenant to speak with anybody from hence, than to receive many letters, the writer has encouraged Sir Nicholas Armourer to carry out his purpose of crossing to Ireland. He knows no man more zealously addicted to the Duke's service. ...


Ormond to the Mayor [Mark Quin?], Aldermen, & Sheriffs, of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 118r-v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the quartering & billeting, in the city of Dublin, of certain of his Majesty's troops.


A Return of Arms and Ammunition ... in [his Majesty's] several stores in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 572

Document type: Original


[An Abstract of] Issues of his Majesty's Stores to the Militia of ... Dublin ... as by Warrant ...

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 574

Document type: Original


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 268

Document type: Holograph

Communicates proceedings of the House of Commons of England upon matters of Trade.

Repeats the expressions as in former letters, of the writer's anxiety to wait upon the Lord Lieutenant in Ireland.


Encloses:

[An Order] by the Committee, appointed by ... the House of Commons ... 4 November 1667, to consider of the Balance of Trade, & how to prevent the Exportation of Wool &c.

Date: 3 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 269

Document type: Copy


An Abstract of Army Accounts, for the Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 681

Document type: Endorsed as received, in England, "from Sir Paul Davys, 16 April 1668"

With observations thereupon, by Sir Paul Davys.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 651

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Recites the discovery to the King, by Robert Leigh, esquire, of certain practices by which the heirs of Sir Oliver Lambart, knight, obtained unduly an adjudication to them by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, in Ireland, of the Manor of Rose-Garland, and other lands, in the County of Wexford. ...

Recites, also, previous directions for the passing of Letters Patent containing a Grant of the said Manor and Lands to Robert Leigh aforesaid, "under such yearly rents as are payable by Adventurers and Soldiers". ...

Recites, finally, the discovery of "some defect in the wording" of the directions formerly given. ...

Describes the lands intended to be granted, as aforesaid, & the terms & conditions of the grant.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 622

Document type: Holograph

Armourer, who is parted from hence since the date of the writer's last letter will carry compliments from the Lord General [Duke of Albemarle], in the cultivating of whose friendship Lord Ossory may do much; the General having a very particular kindness for him. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copy

Having, until they meet in London, nothing more to return to Lord Orrery's letter of 31st ult, than an expression of satisfaction at finding his Lordship satisfied with that to which it is a reply, would not now have written, but for having seen Lord Orrery's mention, in a letter to the Lord Chancellor [Boyle], of his readiness to come hither - though at great inconvenience - before taking ship for England.

... It is very possible that the Duke might be frustrated of an advantage, which would have been wholly his, by a necessity to leave Dublin, before Lord Orrery could reach it. ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 546

Document type: Copy

In the Lord Chancellor's pacquet, the Earl will receive his license of absence for three months.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 323

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends, for the King's signature, the draught of a letter, on behalf of Peter St John, one of the writer's domestic servants.


Encloses:

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty, directing the grant, in reversion, to Peter St John, of the office of Transcriptor, Foreign Apposer, and Keeper of the Council-Chamber, at Dublin

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 323


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 548

Document type: Copy

Resolves to pass into England at the first fair wind. ... Will make no stop, out of the way [to London], save one at Bretby, to see a child. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 419

Document type: Copy

Ossory informs Lord Arlington of the writer's determination to pass into England, and to leave him in the government. The reasons for both are fitter for discourse, than for a letter, & to that they are referred. ...

... Lord Orrery makes very deep professions of his unalterable friendship for the writer. Yet, when the latter shall have spoken to Lord Arlington, he believes his Lordship will perceive that it is time for him to appear in England. ...


Thomas Killigrew [the dramatist & well-known boon companion of King Charles II] to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 275

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of a former project of marriage between the writer's "cousin Shirley", and Mrs Mary Ware; and of a charge, in relation to the lady, now brought against Shirley. ... Will only say: "If a woman may lie with a man, by a trick of matrimony, and, after a week's trial of him, hang him, and take another, it will be equally just that the Law provide that men may take the same privilege, and a husband, after a week's trial, hang his wife."


A Computation of the Irish Revenue [with a statement of charges thereupon; distinguishing present charges, additional to those in force in 1639]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 683

[The title cited, words in [brackets] excepted, is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for a monthly muster of the Regiment of Guards

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy

With instructions concerning the charge, and the certificate, of the burial of soldiers dying whilst in the Regiment.


Morrice to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 277

Document type: Original

By his Majesty's command transmits a Petition [not now appended] for his Grace's consideration & report.


Secretary Sir William Morrice to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 9v

Document type: Copy

Is commanded by the King to send the enclosed Petition and the paper annexed thereto, and to signify his pleasure that the Lord Lieutenant shall seriously consider them, and return a true state of the case, and of what it is in his Majesty's power to do, and ought in equity to be done, thereupon.


Annexed 1

Petition of [Lewis O'Dempsey, second] Lord Viscount Clanmalier [in the heading, "Clanmalira"; in the margin, "Clanmaleer"] and his Lady [ Martha Itchingham]; and of Maximilian O'Dempsey [in MS.: "Dempsy"; afterwards third Viscount Clanmalier] ... and Anne [Bermingham], his wife

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 10

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

The true state of the Lord Viscount Clanmalier's [in MS.: "Clonmaleer"] Case [in relation to his forfeited estates in Ireland]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 10r-v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, authorizing the continuance at Killmintha in Queen's County, the house of Sir Hugh Middleton, of certain men of his, Sir Hugh's, company in the Regiment of Guards

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 7 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 58v

Document type: Copy

With instructions for their ordinary muster and pay.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 309

Document type: Holograph

States particulars of some desires of the Puisne Judges of Ireland, and refers to an "enclosed paper" [not now appended to this letter]. ...

Recommends a petition from Mr Fountain. ...

Adds particulars concerning Lord Orrery. ...


Ormond to James Hamilton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 554

Document type: Copy

Personal and family affairs.


Ormond to Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 91

Document type: Copy

Sir James Hamilton will give the Earl an account of the writer's movement towards London. ...


Bellingham to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 189-190

Document type: Original

In regard of his Grace's sudden intention for England, transmits various accounts of the past and present state of the Revenue of Ireland. ...

On the last of March, there was due to the Army fifteen months' pay. There is now provision, "in the hands of the country and collectors, for six months thereof, besides sufficient to pay off the whole Civil List to the said last of March, so that the Army will be only in arrears nine months' pay, and the Civil List will be wholly paid". ...

Encloses a certificate, from the Clerk of the Pells, of sums due to the Lord Lieutenant for his entertainment, and of sums paid in part satisfaction thereof. ... Apologizes for the largeness of the sum remaining due. ... His Grace's indulgence to others having been so great that he has suffered them to be paid ... whilst himself staying without payment, "six, nine, yea twelve months". ...


Ossory to Orrery

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 94v

Document type: Copy; signed

Directs Lord Orrery, as President of Munster, to order the several officers in command of foot companies in that Province, to send perfect lists of all defective and unserviceable arms, in their respective companies.

[With breviates of like letters, to the President of Connaught, the Governors in Ulster; and to the several officers commanding foot companies throughout the province of Leinster. Twenty entries.]


A Clause ... [purposed to] be inserted at the end of the 'Establishment' [Schedules of Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 431

Document type: Original; endorsed, in Ormond's hand, as "Draught of a Clause" &c., and dated as in margin


Ormond to the Commissioners of the Court of Claims

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 119

Document type: Copy

Notifies his Majesty's pleasure upon (1) an Order made by the Commissioners, upon a hearing of certain claims of H.R.H. the Duke of York, in August, 1667; and (2) "touching your [future] proceedings, in your remaining work for execution of the Acts of Settlement & Explanation".


Petition of Cornet Francis Robinson to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [9 April] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 163

Document type: Copies

Complains of a wrongful "chequing", by the Muster-Master, of pay due to Petitioner; & prays redress.

[With the Order thereupon.]


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

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 10 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 279-280

Document type: Certified Copy [fourteen signatures]

Report further proceedings concerning the Genoese Prize-Ship Sacrifice of Abraham, and concerning matters thence arising.


Petition of Henry Buckle to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [circa 10 April] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 23r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner has been convicted of the manslaughter of Thomas Manby ... in a dispute about a certain piece of land decreed by the Court of Claims to petitioner's master, the Bishop of Killaloe [in MS.: "Killaloo"], to which land the said Manby pretended to be entitled. ... Prays for remission of the sentence of burning in the hand. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to Sir William Davys, the Duke's Chancellor & Justice for his regalities of Tipperary

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 24

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Certificate of Sir William Davys, upon the case of the above-named petitioner, as it appeared upon his trial at Clonmel Assizes

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 24

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's Pardon to the petitioner

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 24v

Document type: Copy


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 11 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 624-625

Document type: Holograph

This day hath brought from France the good news of the concluding [of preliminaries] of peace between the two Crowns, "upon the terms offered & excepted, and the suspension of arms till the end of May. There will be yet sufficient time for concluding it formally at Aix, and getting the ratification from Spain. We, the Mediators, desiring it so much, that Crown must of necessity consent to it; and by this means my Lord of Ossory is not like to be a Colonel". ...

On Monday, the Adventurers' petition comes again before the House of Commons. ... Mrs Dempsey is very busy to introduce a petition, at the same time, against the writer. And this day the Parliament fell heavily upon my Lord of Sandwich. ...


Petition of Roger Chamberlaine to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 163v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant John Price. [With the Order thereupon.]


[John Walsh] to Ormond

Date: 11 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 429-430

Document type: Holograph

Reports the condition of the forts, ammunition, & stores at Duncannon. The writer is fully "resolved to see this summer's service abroad", and therefore requests the Duke to grant him furlough and pass for three years. He was "never more weary of any of his prisons", than he is now of Ireland. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the repair of Oliver St George, Vice-Admiral of Connaught, into England

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [11 April] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 281

Document type: Copy

Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the repair of Oliver St George, Vice-Admiral of Connaught, into England there to attend his Majesty's Privy-Council in relation to his proceedings in condemning as lawful prize the frigate Sacrifice of Abraham.


Like Warrants, addressed to Colonel John Spencer; to John Stepney esquire, and to Lewis Des Mynieres, merchant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [11 April] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 281

Document type: Breviates


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

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 283

Document type: Copy

Have ordered the attendance upon their Lordships of Sir Oliver St George, John Spencer, John Stepney, & Lewis Des Mynières.


Petition of John Stepney, esquire, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, [concerning petitioner's proceedings in the matter of the Genoese prize ship at Galway]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 285

Document type: Copy


Petition of Lewis Des Mynieres, of Dublin, merchant, to the Duke of Ormond &c [upon the same subject]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 286

Document type: Copy


Petition of Oliver St George to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [concerning the writer's proceedings in his capacity of Vice-Admiral of Connaught, in the matter of the Genoese Prize-Ship at Galway]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 289

Document type: Copy


Opinion of the Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Exchequer of Ireland, concerning securities to be given by the Vice-Treasurer of that Kingdom, upon entry into his said office

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 291

Document type: Copy; in Sir Paul Davys' hand

Drawn up on occasion of the appointment of Sir George Carteret as successor to the Earl of Anglesey.


An Order [concerning Claims of H.R.H. the Duke of York to certain lands in Ireland] by His Majesty's Commissioners for putting into execution the Acts of Settlement, and Explanation [for Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 292-293

Document type: Copy

An Order [concerning Claims of H.R.H. the Duke of York to certain lands in Ireland] by His Majesty's Commissioners for putting into execution the Acts of Settlement, and Explanation [for Ireland]


An Abstract of the Earl of Orrery's several Entertainments and Allowances, upon the Establishment of Ireland

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 1

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

[With a list of Gifts to him by Letters from the King.]


Message of King Charles II to both Houses of Parliament recommending the dispatch of business & especially of that of supply

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 304

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Edward Butler

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 323

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs the payment to Mr Edward Jones, Schoolmaster at Kilkenny, of the sum of fifty pounds, being half a year's salary.


Ormond to Sir Nicholas Plunket

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 323

As umpire in a cause depending between the Countess Dowager of Fingal, and the Earl of Fingal, her son, and according to an agreement made between them, Sir Nicholas Plunket is to proceed to a Valuation, as desired in the accompanying Petition.


Encloses:

Petition of the Countess Dowager of Fingal to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 145, fol(s). 323


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 14 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 625

Document type: Holograph

Lord Ossory's letter of the 6th mentions the Lord Lieutenant's readiness to come away for England, "which I wish", says the present writer, "this may come time enough to prevent, at least for a few days; because complaints are reviving again very warmly in the House of Commons; and that the session, according to his Majesty's message, must have its period on Monday the 4th of May - which is not like to be changed". ...


A Cypher used in the Correspondence of the Duke of Ormond, A.D. 1668; with the Lord Chancellor of Ireland

Date: 14 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 410-411

Document type: Original; endorsed, by Lane, as "received, 14 April 1668"


Considerations about the distribution of the Stock of Reprisals [i.e. of Lands for reprisal; under the Acts of Settlement & Explanation, for Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 April?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 296-299

Document type: Original


Commission by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to George Mathew, esquire

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 15 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 300

Document type: Counterpart

Commission by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to George Mathew, esquire, empowering him to agree on his Grace's behalf, with Officers of His Majesty's Army in Ireland, who served therein before the 5th day of June, 1649, concerning the manner of the payment of certain sums of money accruing to the Officers aforesaid under provisions of the 'Act of Explanation'.


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, [directing that no payments be made, until further order, out of the Exchequer of Ireland "other than such as are warranted by his Majesty's present Establishment"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 254

Document type: Certified Copy [with twelve signatures]


Further and later Directions to like effect

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 256

Document type: Certified Copy [with twelve signatures]


Ormond to the Justices of Peace for the County Palatine of Tipperary

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 119

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the levying of Hearth Money.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 653

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Peter St John, esquire, to have a grant, in reversion, for life, of the offices of Transcriptor & Foreign-Opposer in the Court of Exchequer, and of Usher of the Council-Chamber, of Ireland, after the next avoidance of the offices aforesaid, and every of them respectively.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 657-658

Document type: Original; with record of enrolment

Directs the passing of Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of Ireland, granting to George, Duke of Albemarle, certain manors, lands & hereditaments in the County of Wexford, & elsewhere in Ireland; and also the remission of certain rents, arrears of rent, and other charges thereon, payable into the Exchequer.


Ormond to Sir George Hamilton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 549

Document type: Copy

Personal affairs of finance.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 659

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

William Atkinson, grandson & heir of Anthony Atkinson, deceased, to have a grant, in due form, of certain lands (herein described & particularized) in the King's County in Ireland formerly intended by King Charles I, to have been granted to the then representatives of the aforesaid Anthony Atkinson, deceased, in reward of his loyal services.


Included therein:

The King to Falkland

Written from: Westminster

Date: 14 December 1628

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 659r-v

Document type: Copy

Directs the passing of Letters-Patent, containing a Grant of certain lands in the King's County, to Michael Laxton, of Carngort in the said County, esquire, and Mary his wife, late the widow & executrix of Anthony Atkinson.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 378-379

Document type: Holograph

A Proclamation by the Lord Deputy and Council has been issued extending the session of the Commissioners of Claims until July 10th. But it is not probable that the work will be then completed. The writer hears that "my Lord of Clanricarde's estate will be demanded for the purposes of the Act, he having not made proof of innocency; as also Mr Luttrell's, notwithstanding his proviso".

It is desirable that the work of the Commission should be completed, prior to the calling of a Parliament. Hence the delay in determining the time for the latter.

In the event of the appointment of a Commission for the Revenue, recommends as fit to be Commissioners, Lord Aungier [afterwards, Earl of Longford], Lord Kingston, Nic. Jones, Sir E. Dering, and Mr Page.


Breviate of a Bill for the suppression of Conventicles and of seditious meetings

Date: [20 April?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 312


Message of King Charles II to both Houses of Parliament, intimating the time & duration of an intended prorogation

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 304

Document type: Copy


Forster to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 25 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 304

Document type: Holograph

Continues his report of proceedings in the Parliament of England concerning Irish affairs. Communicates particulars relating to the Earl of Clarendon in his exile.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 25 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 421

Document type: Copy

This second attempt to pass into England has succeeded. ...

Arran being less incumbered than the writer will reach London as soon as the post. ... It may ... as yet be impossible to judge whether the course ... taken is best for the writer, but he is much deceived, if it be not very needful for the King's service.


Memoranda, by the Duke of Ormond, of information on some affairs, public and private, given to his Grace at Holyhead, by Mr Richard Kingdon

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 26 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 7v

Document type: Holograph


Warrants, Orders, and Licenses, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, relating to various minor details of military service and of military discipline, in that Kingdom

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 27 April 1668-15 September 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 62-113

Document type: Copies, and breviates

[About 350 entries; of which the majority relate merely to furloughs, to deliveries of ammunition, to convoys, and to the like routine details of the Army administration.]


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 308

Document type: Holograph

The Duke of York's agents interpose delays which prevent the Commissioners from making much progress in the business before them.

The Lord Lieutenant was pleased to allow of the writer's humble proposal for incorporating a town belonging to his brother, Sir St John Brodrick in Munster. The writer has therefore presumed to transmit to Sir G. Lane the draught of a desired Royal Letter ... to which his Grace is solicited to give so much countenance, "as that my Lord Inchiquin may not make himself Lord Paramount over all the adjoining territory".


An Account of what was due, and in arrear, to the Military List [of Ireland]; when his Excellency [Thomas, Earl of Ossory], Lord Deputy, entered into the Government, 28 April 1668

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 702-703

Document type: Original


An Account of what was due, and in arrear, to the Military List [of Ireland] when his Excellency the Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory] entered into the government, the 28th of April, 1668

Date: 28 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 238

[By Lieutenant-Colonel Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master-General.]

The total sum is £163,102 17s. 11¾d.


An Account of what was due, and in arrear, to the Military List [of Ireland] when his Excellency the Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory] came into the government, the 28th of April, 1668

Date: 28 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 384-385

Document type: Original


[A Statement of] the Debt that was due to the Civil and Military Lists [of Ireland] at the Earl of Ossory's entering upon the Government ... 28 April, 1668

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 430

Document type: Original


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 294

Document type: Holograph

Orders are given to Mr Joseph Deane, and to the rest of the farmers of H.M. Customs, in Ireland, to render unto the Exchequer a full & particular account of all Customs Duties received, in each port of that Kingdom, severally. ...


The Earl of Clanricarde's Desires that his son the Lord Dunkellin, be matched with the daughter & heiress of the Lord Muskerry deceased, upon the terms ensuing

Date: [April] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 302

Document type: Copy


Proposed "Articles of Instruction [concerning the Farming of the Customs & Imported Excise of Ireland] to be executed by virtue of a [proposed] Commission hereunto annexed"

Date: April? 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 739

Document type: Draught


Considerations humbly offered [to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] concerning the Farmers of the Customs and Imported Excise

Date: [April?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 737

Document type: Original


Address from both Houses of Parliament to the King, praying for the encouragement, by the example of His Majesty, & of the Royal Family, of the habitual use, in apparel, of English Manufactures

Date: April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 286

Document type: Minute; in the hand of Lord Wharton

Address from both Houses of Parliament to the King, praying for the encouragement, by the example of His Majesty, & of the Royal Family, of the habitual use, in apparel, of English Manufactures


The State of the Charge and Revenue of Ireland, in April 1668

Date: April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 109-110

Document type: Holograph

By James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


The [proposed] Petition, of Your Majesty's Subjects of Ireland provided for by Your Majesty's gracious Declaration of 30 November 1660, not yet restored [to their respective estates in that Kingdom], to the King

Written from: Bretby [there delivered to the Duke of Ormond by the Earl of Carlingford]

Date: 1 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 314

Document type: Draught

The [proposed] Petition, of Your Majesty's Subjects of Ireland provided for by Your Majesty's gracious Declaration of 30 November 1660, not yet restored [to their respective estates in that Kingdom], to the King


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 627

Document type: Holograph

The enclosed paper [not now appended] came to Mr Comptroller from Mr Edward Seymour, "who having had the reputation of your first enemy, hath kept others from pretending to the place, who perhaps would have been more effectually so; but I hope that all these matters will sleep for the present. And the Money-Bill being passed this evening, all the rest of our time is like to be taken up by a dispute of privilege betwixt the two Houses. I can be very well content not to see your Grace, till by our adjournment it be ended."


George Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 455

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of recent proceedings in certain question of land-claims, pending before the Court of Commissioners, and, in part, referred to valuers for appraisement.


Colonel Edward Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 457

Document type: Holograph

On the same subject as the letter of like date from Mr Mathew [MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 455] but with special reference to claims advanced on behalf of the Duke of York.


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 4 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 199

Document type: Original [with nine signatures]

Bills of Lading of the ship Abraham's Sacrifice; together with certain examinations concerning that ship, taken at Kinsale; and other documents are now sent, under seal, by the hands of a pursuivant, to be delivered to such person as the Lord Lieutenant shall appoint to receive them.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 358

Document type: Holograph

Communicates the death of Fitzgerald of Teirohan, who leaves only a daughter. In default of male issue, the estate, it is said, reverts to the Crown. There is however the possibility of a posthumous heir. Should the event prove otherwise, there will be an opportunity of benefiting Lord Arlington.


R. Walsh to [Lane?]

Date: 5 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 301-302

Document type: Holograph

Describes, at great length, the conduct of an agent [not herein named, and only spoken of, in this letter, as "the gentleman you know"; the letter bears an endorsement by Lane, and was, apparently, addressed to him, for the information of the Lord Lieutenant] employed in the course of political inquiries, or intrigues, amongst the Roman Catholics of Ireland.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 360

Document type: Holograph

Has ordered a yacht to Youghal to carry over Lord Orrery, "whose actings", adds the writer, "begin now to appear", by which, he hopes, "they will be the less dangerous".

Adds some further particulars to his former mention of the estate of Fitzgerald of Teirohan [see MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 358].


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 311

Document type: Original

Certifies the good conduct in his management of the Post Office of Dublin, under an agreement with Lord Arlington, of Mr George Warburton, whose continuance in his employment is, it seems, now opposed by some persons in England [in MS.: "by some there"].

Recommends Warburton to the Lord Lieutenant's favour.


Domvile to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 313

Document type: Holograph

Upon perusal of papers herewith submitted, his Grace it is believed, will find that the course formerly prescribed by himself for examining the Public Accounts of the Kingdom is more effectual for attaining the end desired by the Commissioners of the Treasury in England than would be the new proposals relating thereto.


Subjoins 1

Certain Particulars directed by the 'Articles' sent from the Commissioners of the Treasury in England

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 315

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 2

The State of the proceedings of the Lord Lieutenant & Council upon the ... [Public] Accounts [of the Kingdom] ...

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 316

Document type: Original


Subjoins 3

Opinion of the Attorney General of Ireland, upon the Particulars above-recited

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 316v

Document type: Original


[ A Member of the House of Commons, not herein named, but signing with the initials 'A. L.'] to Philip, Lord Wharton

Date: 9 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 37

Document type: Holograph

Reports what occurred in a sitting of the House of Commons begun on May 8, & protracted until 5 in the morning, of May 9.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 362-363

Document type: Holograph

Notices some proceedings, in Council, upon matters of Revenue; and also some personal affairs, in Ireland, of the Duke's.

Has but just succeeded in repeated endeavours to get a meeting of the Commissioners of Valuation [under the recent Act of the English Parliament].

Sir Arthur Forbes [afterwards, Earl of Granard] will shortly wait upon the Duke, and will carry with him some papers whereby the Duke will perceive that he has received some secret blows from a pretended friend [i.e. Lord Orrery; see no. 106].


Petition of John Wilson, esquire, Recorder of the City of Londonderry [concerning municipal affairs thereof; and, more particularly, concerning the official conduct of the Mayor of that City]

Written from: Derry

Date: [circa 10 May] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 355

Document type: Copy


A List [of the Names] of such Members [of the House of Commons of England] as my Lord Aungier conceived to be our friends

Date: 11 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 320

Document type: Original; in Lord Aungier's hand; endorsed by Ormond, as above


Patrick O'Muledi to Ormond

Written from: Madrid

Date: 2 May [N.S.] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 661

Document type: Original

Has received from Sir Nicholas Plunket a promise of the payment of certain moneys due to the Widow Smith, whose complaints [so in MS.] of the writer have been importunate. ...

Adds some complimentary expressions concerning the good success of the mission of the Earl of Sandwich.


Earl of Clanricarde to Ormond

Written from: Portumna

Date: 12 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 319

Document type: Original

Communicates particulars of a proposed match between the writer's son, Lord Dunkellin, and the daughter of the late Lord Viscount Muskerry.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 551

Document type: Copy

A Commission is to be passed, under the Great Seal of Ireland, pursuant to a letter from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, brought by Major Deane ... and herewith transmitted.


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

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 12 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 180-181

The impeachment of Mr Brouncker [in MS.: "Brunkard"]; various proceedings in relation to matters of trade, and to the rebuilding of the City of London; the contention between the Lords and Commons, on the subject of a Petition of the East-India Company, declared by the Lords to be "scandalous"; and other parliamentary business, are noticed.

Late advices from France are added.


An Order in Council by Thomas, Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, upon the Petition of John Wilson, esquire, Recorder of Derry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 355

Document type: Copy


Articles, on his Majesty's behalf, exhibited before H.M. ... Privy Council of this Kingdom [of Ireland], by John Wilson, esquire, Recorder of the City of Londonderry, against John Gorges, esquire, Mayor & Governor of the same

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 355v-356

Document type: Copy


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 14 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 459-460

Document type: Holograph

Narrates some incidents of the writer's journey towards Ireland. Adds observations upon the political situation.


The King to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 663

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Michael Hare and William Harman to have a grant, in reversion, to them, & to the survivor of them, of the office of Searcher, Guager, and Packer, in the Port of Dublin, & its appurtenances; next after the death of William Scott, or after other avoidance of the office aforesaid.


Ossory to Lieutenant George Hopkins

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Notifies his dislike of the taking into the Army of persons of the quality of one William Antrobus [in MS.: "Anthrobus"]], of Athlone, an innkeeper, against whom plaint is made, upon which the plaintiff is permitted to take his due remedy at law, notwithstanding the military capacity of the defendant.


[Archbishop of Dublin] to [Ormond]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 324-325

Document type: Without signature or address

Particulars of various public affairs, pending at Dublin during the Lord Lieutenant's absence; & of advices of political incidents, elsewhere, as received at Dublin.

Opinions and suggestions of the writer, upon certain matters of current business. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 257

Document type: Copy

The answer to Lord Ossory's letters of 4th and 5th instant is, in short, that the King resolves to keep to himself whatsoever shall hereafter fall to the Crown - at least till he be out of debt. ...

The retrenchment so long spoken of, & so much feared, in Ireland was, it is said, kept back for the writer to advise upon it. It would be reasonable that Ireland should bear its own charge ... whether by raising the revenue to the charge; or by sinking the charge to the revenue ... is matter for consideration. ...

Since writing thus far, Ossory's letter of the 9th came to hand. ... Without the imprest therein mentioned ... the Duke could not have made this voyage, which is as useful to the King, as it can be to private concernments. ...


Ossory to Donegal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Is informed that "loose and idle persons, commonly called Tories, do usually range up and down the country" ... [county of Antrim, & vicinity thereof] ... under the Earl's government. ... His Lordship is to give express orders to all officers under his command to use their utmost endeavours to apprehend, & bring to justice, all such offenders. ... And the Earl is to report progress of such efforts from time to time.


Ossory to Captain John Pigott, at Maryborough

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Copy [as above]

To like effect, as in the letter calendared immediately above.


Ossory to Captain Robert Sandys, at Lanesborough

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Captain Richard Lowther, at Longford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Colonel Thomas Cooke, at Belturbet

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate [in Letter Book]

Like directions, for the apprehension of "loose and idle persons, called Tories", to those contained in the letter to Captain Pigott, calendared above.


Ossory to Captain Conway Hill, at Hillsborough

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Sir John Poyntz, at Charlemont

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Captain John Chichester, at Enniskillen [in MS.: "Inniskillen"]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate


Ossory to Colonel John Gorges, Governor of Derry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect, as in the letters, of same date, calendared immediately above.


Ossory to Colonel Vere Cromwell [afterwards, Earl of Ardglas], at Downpatrick

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Sir Charles Hamilton, at Cavan

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Sir George Rawdon, at Coleraine

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect.


Ossory to Kingston

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Desires that Lord Kingston, as President of Connaught, will give like orders for apprehension of "loose and idle persons, called Tories", in that province, to those which have been already given, by the Lord Lieutenant, in Ulster, and in some other parts of the Kingdom.


Encloses:

Ossory to Pigott

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 120

A copy of the letter already calendared above.


Petition for Thomas Deling, agent to Sir William Penn, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 164v

Document type: Copies

Recites the "chequing" of Sir William Penn's pay ... "since the last of March 1667", by the Muster-Master of the Army of Ireland.

Sir W. Penn is employed in his Majesty's service & by his Majesty's command in England. It is therefore prayed that the Cheque aforesaid may be taken off.

[With the Order of the Lord Deputy, Earl of Ossory, thereupon.]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 364

Document type: Holograph

Has heard from Sir Robert Ward that the Duke desires to have a list of the Officers of Munster, with remarks on [the service of] each; which list is accordingly now transmitted. The writer hears that a general peace is now considered to be certain, but cannot rejoice thereat so much as some others do, from his fear that there may be the inconvenience of war at home.


Arlington to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 16 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 114

Document type: Copy

Lord Ossory's letters of the 6th, and of the 9th inst, have reached the present writer; but not that of which mention is made as containing an account of the estate of one Fitzgerald, now fallen to the Crown.

The ratifications of the Peace are to be exchanged on the morrow, at Brussels, and at Paris.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 18 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 366

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some further particulars as to the conduct, in relation to the affairs of Government in Ireland, of Lord Orrery.

Expresses his hope that no entreaties will be allowed to prevail upon the Duke to countenance the obtainment, or the retention, of office in Ireland, by former known enemies of the royal cause, unless upon such proof of repentance as might warrant him in pledging himself for their honour.


Archbishop of Tuam to Ormond

Written from: Tuam

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 328

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Lieutenant was pleased when the writer was appointed to this see to speak of the desirability that an Archbishop of Tuam should usually reside in Galway. ... The writer has obtained some papers which shew a title of the Archbishop to a house [ex officio] in that town. ...

John Bourke, the Popish Archbishop, bought one for £300, in 1649, from Alexander Bodkin, a merchant of Galway. By that Archbishop's last will, made in 1663, the house was bequeathed "to the See of Tuam" for ever. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 259

Document type: Copy

... Some here are of opinion that before the next meeting of the Parliament, the writer should divest himself of the Lieutenancy of Ireland. He suffers them to believe that he may be of their mind, but is not yet satisfied that it can be good for himself, or for the King's service. When so satisfied, very slender persuasions shall prevail with him. ...


Ormond to Sir Theophilus Jones

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 552

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Theophilus' letter of the 4th inst. ... Before the writer came hither, it had been resolved by the King that nothing, belonging to the Crown, or that should fall to it, should pass away, by any grant, without the advice of the Lords of the Treasury. And such, it seems, is the case of the estate of George Fitzgerald, the reversion of which is in the Crown. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 555

Document type: Copy

... In an audience of the King, since the recess of Parliament, the writer, as he hopes, satisfied his Majesty that his affairs in Ireland have not been so negligently managed, as by some had been suggested to him. ...

It will be expected that Ireland shall bear the charges belonging to it. ... The Revenue & the Charge must therefore be brought to meet, one way or other, with an overplus to pay off debts, by degrees. ...

Adds various details concerning the current affairs of that Kingdom. ...


Petition and Proposal of Joseph Deane, on behalf of himself & partners [Farmers of certain branches of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] to ... James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 399

Document type: Original

Recites various particulars concerning their contract, and concerning losses alleged to have been sustained thereunder.

Pray that certain defalcations be allowed on account thereof, out of rents due, by said Contract to the Crown. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 75

Document type: Copy

Has turned his thoughts towards Bills which may usefully be brought into the Parliament of Ireland, should the King determine to call one.

Much advice has been tendered, that the Duke should not return to Ireland. Is not yet satisfied in his own mind.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 75

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


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 465-466

Document type: Holograph

The Land Commissioners have been busied all day in adjusting the Dn. & Cr. accounts of the Duke of York. Adds further details of recent proceedings. Entreats - for Sir Edward Dering, and for himself - that the Duke will intercede with the King that the Commissioners may, in future, be "either absolutely set at liberty by His Majesty's filing off those strait fetters of his letters [i.e. royal letters of favour, issued on behalf of particular claimants having suits before the Commissioners], or else that wiser men may take their seats". ...


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 462-463

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of recent proceedings in the Court of Commissioners for Claims, and, in particular, of the appearance at two several sittings of Sir Jerome Alexander; on one occasion, in prosecution of a claim of his own; on the other, in support of claims made on behalf of the Duke of York.

Asks the Duke to obtain for the writer, and for his colleague, Sir Edward Dering, leave from the King for their repair to England, in June, ensuing.


Brian Fairfax to Sir George Lane

Date: 20 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 28

Document type: Original

Solicits Sir George to remind the Duke of Ormond of the payment of a sum of £100, now due to the writer by bond.


Ormond to Sir William Temple

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 557

Document type: Copy

Communicates the reasons of his journey into England ... and also of his hope that remedies may yet be provided to cure the hurts sustained by Ireland, during the late wars, so that she may, in time, "recover to a reasonable degree of happiness". ...


Notes upon Sir Paul Davys' Letter to the Lord Lieutenant [Duke of Ormond] of May 23rd 1668

Date: 23 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 379


Ormond to Sir Thomas Wharton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 559

Document type: Copy

Lord Wharton gave the writer some notice of Sir Thomas' indisposition, & that he was now in a way of recovery, before the receipt of his own letter of 11th inst. ...

... What success, for the Public, the journey hither may meet with, is to be judged only by Him who knows the sincerity of the writer's aims for the joint prosperity of King and People. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 23 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 560-561

Document type: Copy

... The writer's reception into & at London, at Court, and in Parliament was nothing of the complexion his friends feared, & his enemies wished. He neither invited friends to meet him, nor asked them to forbear. ...

But thinks that "if both Houses had been sitting upon a very important occasion, I had come into town with more company than ever I did, or any other of my own rank & employment, within our memory. Yet I really & heartily wish I had come alone & barefoot, on condition that the question about privilege had never come before them, or had been ended with more hope of a quiet meeting." ...

Adds some particulars concerning certain pending affairs of (1) the Army; (2) the finances; (and 3) the Land-Settlement, of Ireland.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 368-369

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of May 16. Has now reason to believe that, as rents are now paid [in Ireland] the King will not receive any considerable advantage by the estate of Mr Fitzgerald [of Tirhohan].

Adds some particulars as to some proceedings of the Commissioners of Claims under the several Acts of Settlement and of Explanation.


Dr Isaac Basire to Ormond

Written from: Durham

Date: 24 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 344

Document type: Holograph

Presumes - though unknown - to present his Grace with a Bill of Indictment against Sacrilege [Deo et ecclesiae sacrum: Sacrilege arraigned & condemned by St Paul; a treatise on Romans ii, 22, London, 1668, 8vo] - an old, and a new, and (which is worse) an epidemical disease, pregnant with national judgments, wheresoever it spreads.

Is induced to this duty by his Grace's public patronage of the Church of God, both in England & Ireland. ...


Captain William Shaw to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 25 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 344

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond

A petition will be presented to his Grace ... on behalf of Mr Robert Chamber ... "a minister who was ... acquainted with the late horrid plot in Ireland & who was therefore outlawed for treason". ...

... The writer presumes to recommend Chamber to his Grace's mercy, because informed that not only will the man now live peaceably as becomes a subject, but also may be useful in the discovery of any future designs that may tend to the disturbance of our present peace.


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 25 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 50

Document type: Holograph

Compliments and congratulations on the Duke of Ormond's safe arrival in England.


Ormond to Captain George Mathew

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 25 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 562

Document type: Copy

Affairs of estate, and of personal and family finance. Necessity of some remittances for the redemption of plate, and for the cancelling of certain outstanding bonds. ...


Ormond to Archbishop Boyle

Written from: Moore Park

Date: 25 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 76-79

Document type: Copy

The Duke's reception at Court, and in Parliament, had nothing of the complexion that his friends feared and his enemies wished for. He entered London with a great company, but could wish he had come alone & barefoot, "on condition the question about Privilege had never come before Parliament".

[Life, 3, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to the Lord Chancellor Boyle

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 25 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 76-79

Document type: As prepared, by Thomas Carte, for the press


Sir William Temple to Ormond

Written from: Brussels

Date: 25 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 199, fol(s). 4

Document type: Copy

Congratulates the Duke on his arrival in London. Mentions the writer's recent journey to Aix.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 322-323

Document type: Holograph

States, at great length and with many details and comments, particulars of the Duke of York's Land-Claims as stated by H.R.H. agents in Dublin. ...

The Duke's claims, says the writer, consist of these parts: [I] "Some that were allowed, and satisfied; [II] Some allowed, & not yet satisfied; [III] Some, alleged to be allowed, but not granted [by the Commissioners] to be so; [IV] Some, left under consideration; [V] Some that were disallowed formerly which yet the Duke's agents design to be heard upon [in MS.: "to be heard to"] again." ...


The Observations of Alexander van Fernenbergh, touching the Manufactures of each place he passed through, to London

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 347-348

Document type: Original

[Together] with Answers to the particulars of his Instructions [given by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland].


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 351-352

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars concerning Lord Orrery, & his purposed journey into England; suggestions as to the business of the ensuing session of the Irish Parliament; and other details of pending public affairs.


Ormond to Colonel Edward Cooke

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 564

Document type: Copy

States his opinion concerning the pending question as to the procedure of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims at Dublin. ...

... Is prepared to ask the King to grant leave of absence to Colonel Cooke, & to his fellow Commissioner Sir Edward Dering, but only on condition that no use is to be said of such license "until the judging & needful part" of their work is done. ...

Has often met the Marquess of Worcester, and has received great civilities from him. Except when here at Moor Park, the writer thinks that, within three weeks, he has scarcely eaten five meals at his own table.

Is curious to know if certain days of May have been, in Ireland, days of excessive rain. Here, on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th inst, the sun was not once seen. ...


Ormond to Sir William Portman, and others, Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Somerset

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 1

Document type: Copy

Encloses copy of a letter of the 20th inst, from the Lords of the Council, concerning a tumultuous meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Taunton. Desires that inquiry be made into the matter with all possible expedition, and the result returned hither.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 469-470

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of Sir Audley Mervyn's speech before the Commissioners, complaining of the excessive delays in the hearing and adjudicating of claims, and attributing much of the blame to the Agents of the Duke of York. Adds other particulars of matters pending under the Act of Settlement.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 370-371

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter of May 19th shews the present writer that he continues to advise the calling of a Parliament.

There are differences among the Duke's friends in Ireland, as there were amongst those in England, as to his continuance in office. But in the writer's mind, on that subject, there is no change. He will never advise any course of action that may look like fear. If the Duke is to lose his place, it is better to leave it by force, or by submission to the King's pleasure, than by a voluntary surrender. If danger is apprehended from the Parliament of England, it is the Duke's presence, and his innocence, that can best defend him.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 306-307

Document type: Holograph

Great importunities are used by Sir Jerome Alexander, on behalf of the Duke of York, to obtain [from the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, at Dublin] a preliminary declaration of the purport of the Judgment they are about to deliver in the pending matter of H.R.H. claims [to certain tracts of land, in various parts of Ireland, under the Acts of Settlement & Explanation]. ... The writer [for the Commissioners] told him that it is not for them to give "a judgment out of Court", which "would be no real judgment", as, it is presumed, he must needs know since he is himself a judge. He answered that they might "engage [so in MS.] what they would judge in Court, & save the Duke great charges, & him [Alexander] great trouble". ...


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 467

Document type: Holograph; and partly in cypher

Gives particulars of some matters, in which the Duke of Ormond has interest, about to be heard before the Commissioners of the Court of Claims.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 349

Document type: Holograph

A further report of various proceedings of the Commissioners, under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation for Ireland; together with suggestions concerning their methods of procedure; particulars relating to the 'Doubling Ordinance' [of the late usurped power]; and other details of pending business.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 261

Document type: Copy

Mr Banes ["Banes" both in text & endorsement], bearer of this letter, has for some years suffered the inconveniences of separation from his concernments in Ireland. His exile was very justifiable, at the time. But it appears that he was not, in any way, consenting to the villainy then plotted. ...


Proposals of Joseph Deane and his Partners [concerning a Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] to ... the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: 30 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 319

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Proposals [in relation to certain of the Crown Revenues of that Kingdom, addressed] to ... James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 30 May and 5 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 71

Document type: Original; the name of the proposer was originally subscribed to this paper, but has been deliberately obliterated, both in the signature & on the endorsement


Commission, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, to Thomas Kirkham, to be Chirurgeon in the King's Regiment of Guards

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 73

Document type: Copy


Agenda-Notes, concerning the business to be laid before the Parliament of Ireland, at its approaching Session

Date: [May 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 326

Document type: Original

[By Secretary Sir George Lane.]


Instructions to Alexander d'Anfernenberg for his Journey into the Low Countries, & back to Ireland

Date: [May? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 328-329

Document type: Apparently, original

Instructions to Alexander d'Anfernenberg for his Journey into the Low Countries, & back to Ireland [in respect to inquiries into the state of the Trade in Wool, the Woollen and other Manufactures, and other branches of trade and Commerce, in all countries or towns through which the said Envoy shall pass].


Memoranda on the 'Bill of Conventicles

Date: May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 311

Document type: Partly in Lord Wharton's hand, and endorsed by him; the date cited is from the endorsement


[A Schedule of the titles, and subject-matter, of] Letters directed to the Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland, James, Duke of Ormond]; and entered with the Clerk of the Council [1666 and 1667]

Date: [May 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 338

Document type: Endorsed by Lane


Donations granted to the Earl of Orrery, since his Majesty's Restoration; besides the 2,000 acres [of Lands in Ireland] confirmed unto his Lordship, in the 'Declaration' and 'Act of Settlement'

Date: May 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 3

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[Apparently, drawn up by the Earl of Anglesey, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland.]


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