Carte Calendar Volume 49, June-December 1668

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Carte Calendar Volume 49, June-December 1668

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 49

Extent: 520 pages



Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 1

Document type: Copy

Encloses a petition from Thomas Drackford, who formerly served at Carrickfergus, under Sir Thomas Fortescue. Desires that order be given for stating & paying the petitioner's arrears.


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [1 June?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 487

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Gives the purport of a conversation between the Lord Chief Justice Smith and the Solicitor General of Ireland on the subject of the Duke of York's land-claims communicated to the writer by Mr Solicitor.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 472-473

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for His Grace's letter of May 26. Continues his Report of proceedings in the Court of Claims.

Thanks the Duke for Courtesies shewn to the writer's wife [then in England].


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 353-354

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of May 25th. ... Every succeeding Packet brings over such various relations of the intentions [of the Court of England] towards "the settlement and the government of this unhappy Kingdom ... that very many are at a loss what to expect". ...

His Grace, adds the writer, "makes a very right judgment upon the intended retrenchments of the Army. If his Majesty shall think fit to call a Parliament, here, doubtless that work ought to be deferred till it shall be dissolved; for in case that Army should be lessened before their meeting, it may possibly be disobliging for the Parliament, who place their security in the strength of the Army." ...


The State of the Revenue and Payments, in Ireland; with the Debt due 31 March 1668

Date: 3 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 328

Document type: Original


In the margin:

Note, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, on arrears due to the Army in Ireland; before his Grace's arrival in that Kingdom

Date: 3 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 328

Document type: Original


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 359

Document type: Holograph

Reports proceedings concerning the distribution of Reprizal Lands, under the Settlement Acts for Ireland; and also concerning naval-prize causes.


Warrant by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, to the Officers of his Majesty's Greencloth

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 1v

Document type: Copy

Warrant by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, to the Officers of his Majesty's Greencloth, for the passing, allowing, and paying, to George, Duke of Buckingham, all fees, wages, diets ... emoluments, allowances, and advantages, whatsoever incident to the place of Master of his Majesty's Horse, pursuant to his Majesty's Warrant appointing the said Duke to that office void by the voluntary resignation of George, Duke of Albemarle, which warrant bears date at Whitehall 29 May, 1668.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 372

Document type: Holograph

Several petitions, the writer is informed, are about to be presented, at the Council Board, against "raising the money due [to the Duke] by the Act [of the Irish Parliament]". Upon the answer to be given to them, due advice will be had, with all the care that the importance of the thing requires. The main affair is to find out monies, belonging to the King, which are in the hands of private persons.

Lord Ossory adds that he has caused the committal of a master of a pacquet-boat for neglecting to start at the time appointed by his public duty, in order to seek passengers; and intends to keep him until his charges shall equal his [illicit] profit by the delay.


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 303

Document type: Holograph

Recommends [Mr Fitzgerald] who served, formerly, under the Duke's command in Ireland, and afterwards served at sea for nine years. He now asks to be made Purser of a ship, as being his latest employment.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 262

Document type: Copy

Gives some particulars of the course the writer has taken concerning the forfeited estate of Fitzgerald. And adds: "Let us not fall into ... danger any more by your hastily engaging yourself and me, upon Irish occasions. My Lord Arlington has no reason but to believe and to wish me his friend, nor shall have, if I can help it. I believe the retrenchments will be postponed to the sitting of Parliament. ... It is thought advisable that, if it may conveniently be avoided, the two Parliaments should not be sitting together [many Commoners, as well as many peers, belonged both to the English & the Irish Parliament]." ...


Grant, by Letters-Patent, to William Bergne esquire of the Guardianship and tuition of Thady, alias Teague, O'Mara, son and heir to Daniel O'Mara

Date: 6 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 742

Document type: Breviate


Lady Clancarty to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 474r-v and 479r-v

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed; with postscript in the writer's own hand [misbound]

Gives an account of various family affairs and financial interests.


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 475

Document type: Holograph

Reports the near conclusion of certain matters depending between the Dukes of York and Ormond, in the Court of Claims.


Lady Thurles to her Son, Ormond

Written from: Thurles

Date: 6 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 481

Document type: Original; signed

Rejoices in the hope of seeing the Duke in Ireland, before the summer is over. Asks him if, she writes, "you have time to think of a little vanity" - to procure for his sisters the rank they would have held if their father had lived to be Earl of Ormond; and, for his cousin, Lady Cotton, the post of Lady of the Bedchamber in Ordinary to the Queen; adding that Lady Cotton desires neither pension nor profit by it [and, has promised me, adds the writer, "not to appear much at Court"]; but thinks it would be "a security in the matter of her estate". ...


Bull to Wharton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 40-41

Document type: Original

Ever since the 4th of December, 1667, the proceedings of the Court of Claims have been impeded by the appeal to the King made on behalf of the Duke of York. The lands "retrenched" out of Lord Wharton's claim in Westmeath are included amongst the lands scheduled as the subject of that Appeal.


George Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 357-358

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of various pending matters of Finance; and of the writer's proceedings in executing his Commission from the Lord Lieutenant concerning the claims, under the Settlement Acts for Ireland, of Soldiers [in MS.: "sudgers"] and "Adventurers" for Land. ...


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 361

Document type: Holograph

A sum of £7,155 4s. 10d. is found to be due by the Earl of Anglesey [as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland] "on the finishing of his account", to the 2nd of July 1667. ...

Other particulars of financial, & of admiralty affairs, in Ireland, are also added.


Subjoins 1

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Council, to the Duke of York, Lord High Admiral

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 January 1666

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 363

Document type: Copy [eleven signatures]

State the charges attendant on the employment in his Majesty's service of the ship Ormond, with other particulars of Admiralty affairs.


Subjoins 2

Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Council, to Arlington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 February 1666

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 365

Document type: Copy [nine signatures]

Particulars concerning the transport of Soldiers into Ireland.


Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland to the Earl of Anglesey

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 367

Document type: Copy [eight signatures]

State the balance due from the Earl, upon the audit of his Accounts, as Vice-Treasurer of Ireland; and other particulars concerning the public finance of that Kingdom.


Notes upon Sir Paul Davys' Letter to the Lord Lieutenant of June 9, 1668 ...

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 379


Ormond to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 568

Document type: Copy

Some friends of Mr Solicitor [General of Ireland, Sir John Temple] and of Sir Daniel's, think it may be convenient to both that the money so long due to the former, & for which he has Sir Daniel's bond should not be longer kept from him. ... The writer strongly recommends the payment. ...


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 483

Document type: Holograph

Reports the "docking" of the Duke of York's lists of almost 30,000 acres, to be distributed in reprisals; a further and similar acreage being yet to suffer a like process. Notices other proceedings of the Court of Claims.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 485-486

Document type: Holograph

Has heard that the King will be engaged in the war intended by the French against Holland; and suggests that it would be well to have powers for levying troops in Ireland.

Notices the proceedings of the Land Commissioners.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 9 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 374

Document type: Holograph

Mr Mathew has undertaken to apprise the Duke of the main incidents relating to the Irish Grant.

As for general news, they are regularly imparted, by Mr Page, to Sir George Lane.


Richard Jones to Sir Arthur Forbes

Written from: Roscommon

Date: 10 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 375-376

Document type: Holograph

The report that the Lord Lieutenant is made Lord High Treasurer of England is "told as Gospel". ... The writer will not believe it, until he has better authority for it ... and would rather see the Duke "retired to his house at Kilkenny freed from all employments - which certainly bring trouble, & commonly envy - than to hear that he is under [so in MS.] an office that must take him from a country, where he is beloved and honoured". ...

Adds, at great length, other observations on public affairs, and passing incidents, both in Ireland & England.


Ormond to Dr John Pearson, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 159, fol(s). 1v

Document type: Copy

Is informed that Mr Edward Jones, of that College, who is now employed by the writer in Ireland, stands for his preferment at the next commencement. It is the writer's earnest request that Mr Jones may be allowed his degree, by proxy.


Ormond to the Duchess of Orleans

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 569

Document type: Holograph-Minute

The mention of the writer's name in H.R.H.'s letter to his nephew, brings the trouble of this address to the Duchess. ... It is the writer's ambition to have the happiness of being remembered by Her Royal Highness, although he is a servant so remote, as to be useless to her service.


A fair Copy of the Letter calendared immediately above

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 571


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 377

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of public finance in Ireland; and also of the writer's personal affairs and claims.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 264

Document type: Copy

Enclosed herewith are the reasons given by the writer to the King for the calling of a Parliament, before retrenchment [of the Irish Establishment]. They may be shewn to the Lord Chancellor [Boyle] and to Sir Paul Davys, that they may help to correct anything which they think to be mistaken.

... Adds a statement of the reasons, for and against, the putting of the office of Vice-Treasurer of Ireland into Commission ... and notices some exceptions taken by Lord Anglesey to the accounts given in by Sir Daniel Bellingham, "for the broken time", betwixt Anglesey's quitting of the Vice-Treasurership, and Sir George Carteret's entrance thereinto. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 566

Document type: Copy

Particulars of propositions for and against the calling of a Parliament in Ireland, and of certain preliminaries to its meeting. ...

Adds: "A worse wit than my Lord Orrery may make a fair interpretation of what he writ to Wheler. But I doubt whether a better (if any such there is) could have found a shallower friend or a more worthless, to communicate his serious thoughts or vindication unto." ...


Ormond to Goodwin Swift

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy

Having for some reasons been induced to bestow the office of Attorney-General of the Court of the Regalities & Liberties of the county of Tipperary upon Mr John Keating, the writer thinks it fit to give this notice of the appointment, and to discharge Mr Swift from the further execution of the said office.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 489

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a letter which the writer has received from the Earl of Oxford, in which that Earl speaks of the relations of "a new-settled friendship" between Ormond and the Duke of Buckingham, and adds that in his [the Earl of Oxford's] belief, "an intimacy with both is incompatible".

Sir William Petty has entered, in the King's name, a claim for "all Charles White's estate, finding, as he alleges, such a flaw in his title as subjects it to a forfeiture".


George Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 491

Document type: Holograph

Gives a minute account of recent proceedings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims.


Colonel Edward Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 493-494

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for obtaining the King's license for the return to England of the writer and of Sir Edward Dering. It has given "a furious alarum" to their brethren, & has occasioned the writing of "a tempestuous epistle" from Lady Churchill [mother of the Duke of Marlborough] to Sir Winston.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 376-377

Document type: Holograph

The preparation of Bills for an approaching session of the Parliament of Ireland has been referred to the Law Officers of the Crown and will have their early attention. The Deputy conferred with the Attorney, and Solicitor-General, on that subject, in presence of the Chancellor.

The Commissioners of Claim have reported that they expect, by the 20th of the current month, to have disposed of all lands subject to their adjudication, in respect to which claims have already been preferred. But new claims are likely to accrue, and to multiply, and on that account the writer is of opinion that it would be well if Sir E. Dering and Colonel Cooke would waive their leave of absence.

Sir A. Forbes and Sir F. Hamilton are desirous of the dignity of Peerage, of which they formerly had offers. They would rather owe this honour to the Duke's influence and favour, than to anyone else.


Petition of James Sterling, minister of Longford, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt against Lieutenant Henry Bridgman, and others, in the Lord Aungier's Troop of Horse.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Petition of James Sterling, minister of Longford, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copies

To like effect, against Lemuel Taylor and others. [With the Order thereupon.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 266

Document type: Copy

The paper lately sent to Ossory, was read at a private Council held at my Lord Keeper [Bridgeman]'s, & upon debate a resolution was come to, unanimously, that it was fit a Parliament should be called, immediately after completion, by the Commissioners, of the work assigned them under the Settlement Acts for Ireland. ...


Petition of Captain Charles Farrell to the King

Date: [16 June] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 4v

Document type: Copy

Recites service to King Charles I, from the first breaking out of the war in England, until wounded and taken prisoner in relieving Colchester, and banished by the Usurper. Recites also the raising of "a company of his own relations" in France for his Majesty's service there & elsewhere until the Restoration; and subsequent service at Tangier. ...

Recites, further, various proceedings upon petitioner's claim to be restored to his late father's estate, and finally the grant to him of a Custodiam of lands in the King's County and Queen's County - "the which before he received any rent were immediately taken away from him ... in April last, by the ... Commissioners" [for executing the Acts of Settlement].

Prays for a grant of £300 per annum, to be paid out of the Exchequer in Ireland ... or any other subsistence ... in recompense of the said lands, and of his sufferings, above recited.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 4v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond to the King, on the Petition to him referred

Date: [June] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 4v

Document type: Copy

Cannot recommend the settling of any pensions upon the Irish Revenue; but conceives the petitioner "a fit object of his Majesty's bounty & compassion".


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, upon complaint of Henry Hernsworth, and Mary, his wife

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 67

Document type: Copy

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, upon complaint of Henry Hernsworth, and Mary, his wife, against Sir Arthur Chichester and Captain John Chichester; directing that the matters in difference be heard and examined by a Court Martial, to be called by Sir Robert Byron, Master of the Ordnance.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 495

Document type: Holograph

Reports the final conclusion "of the Duke [of York]'s whole claim, which consisted of these three parts: I, what we had allowed, and now confirmed; II, what we thought fit to respite, till his Majesty's pleasure was known; III, what we positively had [disallowed] and did now disallow".


Lady Clancarty to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 495-496

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed

Gives particulars of the questions pending between the present Earl of Clancarty and his advisers, on the one hand; and the writer and her Trustees, on the other, concerning Jointure, and other family affairs.


Ormond to John Walsh

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 86

Document type: Copy

Desires to have a carefully drawn "state of the case" [under the Acts of Settlement, and of Explanation, for Ireland] between the Duke of York and the writer, with the grounds of the Judgement thereupon, transmitted into England.


Ormond to George Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 88-89

Document type: Copy

An unreasonable multitude of visitants has prevented an earlier answer to Captain Mathew's letter of the 7th inst. Nor has it been possible, as yet, to bring the matters [as to lands in Ireland] pending with Mr Brereton, and with Mr Gower, to any conclusion. The Gowers - father and son (the latter, notes the Duke, "the wiser man") pretend that "they have other land, which would be prejudiced by their parting with Ballygriffin, and that they cannot sell the one without the other".

The Duke wishes to have Mr Mathew's advice on a point stated, as to the preferability of his giving an acquittance "upon the remainder of the other money payable", to him, "by the Act; and not for the £50,000".


Petition of Sir Arthur Chichester, and of Captain John Chichester, to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: [17 June] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 67v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of abuse offered to petitioners by Henry Hernsworth, one of the Guard of Battleaxes; with prayer that the matter may be examined at a Court Martial.


Annexed:

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Court Martial previously directed to examine into other matters pending between the above-named defendant and the Complainants

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 67v

Document type: Copy


A Memoir on the Services, and on the Losses, of James, Duke of Ormond as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 18 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 322-331

Document type: Original

Drawn up with reference to Articles of Charge, against his Grace, "sent out of England".


A State of the Debt and Credit of Ireland

Date: 18 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 381

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Answers to fourteen queries, upon the King's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [18 June?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 243

Document type: Endorsed in Lane's hand

[Sent to the Duke of Ormond.]


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, appointing Emanuel Sharp, clerk, vicar of Taunton Magdalen, in the County of Somerset, to be one of his Chaplains in Extraordinary

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 19 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2v

Document type: Copy

A letter is to be written, in the usual form, to the Lord President and Vice-President of Munster for swearing in Mr Robert Southwell (for whom, on many accounts, the writer has a very particular kindness) as a Member of the Privy Council.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 573

Document type: Copy

Does not see how the Deputy & Council could avoid doing what they have done for the Adventurers & Soldiers. ... There is much equity in changing the payments, and no hurt in enlarging the time. ...

Adds some particulars concerning the settlements upon Lord Arran. ...


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the swearing in of John Dawson as youngest Groom-Porter at his Majesty's gate, in ordinary

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2v

Document type: Copy

Upon application from Sir Edward Massey, order is to be given for the removal of his Company of Foot to Athy.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 381

Document type: Holograph

The writer can neither say, nor hope, that the Duke [of York]'s Agents went away satisfied - for he thinks that the horse-leech will sooner cry "Enough" - but certainly they both went away perfectly silenced. ...

... Luckily, adds the writer, "we had sundry opportunities to detect the Captain [Thornton] of gross mistakes (at best) before the Judge [Sir Jerome Alexander?], so that he relieved us, sometimes, by rebuking him".


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 383-385

Document type: Holograph

This day the Lord Deputy Ossory was attended by some of the Judges, & by all the King's Council. He declared to them the reasons for calling a Parliament in Ireland, whereupon the Council entered on debate as to the measures to be proposed therein. ...

Particulars are added of some Admiralty matters; and also as to the quartering of Soldiers. ...


A Certificate, by Captain George Mathew, of the proceedings [concerning family and estate affairs of Donnogh, Earl of Clancarty] at Blarney

Date: 23 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 638

Document type: Original


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 380-381

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of June 13th and 15th. It gives him much satisfaction to hear of the likelihood of the Duke's return to the Government, and of the King's continued favour, of the withdrawal of which some persons have been making it their business to spread reports.

States the reasons which made him think it expedient to recommend the appointment of a Commission upon the Irish Revenue. Notices various matters which will have to be brought before the Irish Parliament, upon its approaching Session.


Protection [by the Duke of Ormond] for William Darcy, esquire, to go into the North [parts of England, upon his Grace's affairs]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2v

Document type: Copy


Queries upon the King's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 25 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 197-198

Document type: In Lane's hand


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 387

Document type: Holograph

A pension was formerly granted to the ancestors of Lord Courcy. His Grace is solicited for its continuance to the present Lord, in consideration of the many good services rendered to the Crown by his predecessors.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 389-390

Document type: Holograph; unsigned; endorsed by Lane

Reports some objections which are taken to the intended calling of a Parliament in Ireland.


Mountgarrett to Ormond

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 391

Document type: Original

The writer's ill success in the Court of Claims is, indeed, beyond all that he could possibly have feared. ... The Commissioners (who, formerly, said the writer's case was peculiar - differing from all other) now tell him that they cannot restore him to one acre of land - "because, they have otherwise disposed of the whole stock".


Intelligence [concerning proceedings of Irish Roman Catholics, and their foreign correspondence] received [by the Duke of Ormond in England] from Sir Theophilus Jones

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 393

Document type: Original


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 395

Document type: Holograph

The matter mentioned in the paper of Sir Theophilus Jones seems "to threaten danger to England". The present writer therefore deems it his duty to transmit it to the Lord Lieutenant. He will acquaint the Lord Deputy with the matter on the morrow.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 268

Document type: Copy

Yesterday, the writer was unable to come to any certain judgment how far he could depend on Lord Arlington, in the event of a declared enmity with the Duke of Buckingham. Now, he feels secure that Arlington will in the first place endeavour to prevent an attack from Buckingham; failing that, he will give seasonable notice; finally, he will assist, with all the interest he has in the writer's defence against it.

Arlington has been very jealous lest the writer should join with those whom he suspects of designing to bring back Clarendon; more doubtful still that Sir W. Coventry might gain the writer to his, or "the Duke [of York]'s party". Now, these doubts are cleared, without giving Arlington any cause to think that the writer had abandoned his friendship to Clarendon, or would be found wanting in duty to the King. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 270

Document type: Copy

... Nothing more can be done in preparation for the meeting of a Parliament in Ireland, than what is reported by Lord Ossory to be in hand, but the lawyers must be kept to their work. ...

Is of Ossory's opinion about Sir Audley Mervyn. ... Thinks that Sir George Carteret will prove to be a useful & blameless officer.


Cardinal Francesco Barberini to James Taaffe

Written from: Rome

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 333

Document type: Translation [by Walsh]

Abbot Agretti will inform Father Taaffe of all that concerns the increase of Catholic Religion in Ireland [in MS.: "in that country wherein you now are"]. His endeavours, therefore, must be regulated by that abbot's counsel. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy

Until yesterday, was unable to satisfy himself how far he might depend on Lord Arlington's friendship whenever the Duke of Buckingham & the writer should come to a declared enmity. Now, believes himself secure of it.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 80

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


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 382

Document type: Holograph

The paper concerning Lord Clancarty, mentioned in the Duke's letter of 23rd inst, has been found in his desk.

Colonel Cooke presses for leave to proceed into England, but is opposed by his brethren on the Commission of Claims.

All that is possible will be done towards providing the pay of the Army.

Lord Orrery, in a very kind letter, has communicated the explanations he made to the Duke, and the writer replied to him in a like tone.


An Abstract of the number of Officers and Soldiers in his Majesty's Army of Ireland according to the Muster of June 1663

Date: June 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 178

Document type: Original; endorsed as received, 2 August 1668

Together with the head-quarters of each troop and company.


Minute of a King's Letter to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning Debts due from the Crown to Sir Paul Davys, "by several letters of Concordatum & otherwise ... for services in & for Ireland, rendered to our late Royal Father ... and to us, before the 5th of June, 1649". ...

Date: June? 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 369-370

Document type: Endorsed by Lane

[Apparently drawn up by Sir Paul Davys, himself, when Secretary of State for Ireland, circa June, 1668.]

[Transmitted to the Duke of Ormond in England, 15 June 1668. ]


Petition and Proposal of Thomas Morrice, and William Dodson, esquires, to the King [concerning a farm of certain of the Crown Revenues in Ireland]

Date: [June?] 1668?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 69

Document type: Original


Notes of Remembrance touching Ireland

Date: June? 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 192

Document type: Copy

Given to his Majesty, as I [the Duke of Ormond] remember, in May or June 1668.


Petition of divers Adventurers, Soldiers, and Connaught Purchasers, on the behalf of themselves, & others, to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Date: 1 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 201

Document type: Original [with thirty signatures]

Recite particulars of various cases now depending before the Commissioners of his Majesty, under the Acts of Settlement & Explanation, for Ireland. ...

Pray that the Lord Lieutenant will issue his order for the enlargement of the time prescribed for the sittings of the Commissioners aforesaid.


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy

Has secured to Sir Daniel Bellingham the sum of ten thousand pounds, sterling, with interest, payable out of the first money due to the writer by virtue of the Act of Explanation. ... Authorizes Sir George Carteret to make that payment to Henry Bellingham, esquire, Attorney of Sir Daniel in precedency of other payments; the sum being for money borrowed, & long in the writer's hands. ...


John Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 500

Document type: Holograph

Reports his reference of certain questions of law arising out of family affairs to the King's Attorney & Solicitor for their respective opinions.

States what passed at a hearing before the Commissioners of Claims, in respect to matters pending between the Duke of Ormond and the Duke of York.


Ossory to Kingston

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Rewards of five pounds, or of a larger sum, may be paid, for the seizing and bringing in of malefactors in Connaught, to such persons as, in the President's judgment, shall be thought to deserve such reward. Money so expended shall be repaid, by concordatum or otherwise.


[A Memorial] concerning the erecting and incorporating of a Company for Fisheries, in Ireland

Date: 3 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 719

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 4 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 396

Document type: Holograph

The propositions lately pending between Sir George Carteret & the writer do not take effect. It is therefore solicited that the former assignations upon the Duke's Irish rents, and his Parliamentary gift, may be put in force, "to the end that by degrees this debt may be acquitted".


Ormond to the Farmers of the Excise in England

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 3

Document type: Copy

Having lately received from Colonel Darcy, Sir Edward Walker, and Sir Robert Long, a certificate of the great kindness shewn to them, in their distress in his Majesty's service in Scotland, in the year 1650, by the bearer of this letter, Mr John Murry, he is recommended for some employment in the Excise Office.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 384

Document type: Holograph

The writer has communicated with Lord Arran upon the sad occasion of Lady Arran's death. The particulars of the bereavement will be communicated by the bearer of this note. The writer prays that God will give to all of them grace to bear the loss, with the submission which it is their duty to shew under all fortunes.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 386-387

Document type: Holograph

Adds some particulars, to those formerly given, in relation to the proceedings of the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, and also in relation to the calling of a Parliament.

The writer is still quite as sensible as he formerly expressed himself to be, of "the ill consequences of the Commission's longer continuing here", but has chosen the prolongation of its session, as a lesser evil than the outcry of disappointed claimants, at being deprived of a hearing.


Information by the Earl of Orrery relating to the complicity of one Thomas Walsh, late of Pilburne in the County of Waterford, deceased, in the Irish Rebellion, given upon occasion of a certain claim to lands, made before the Commissioners, under the Irish Act of Settlement

Date: 4 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 502

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Ormond


A Relation of the grounds for enlarging the time for the sitting of the Commissioners [of the Court of Claims] until the third of January [1669?]

Date: 5 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 503

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond: "Given me [by Colonel Cooke] at his house, 5 July 1668"


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 6 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 202

Document type: Original [with eight signatures]

Report what has been done, in Council, upon the matters referred to in a petition from "divers Adventurers, Soldiers, and Connaught Purchasers". ...


Proposals in relation to certain incumbrances and liabilities upon the Irish estates of the Duke of Ormond

Date: 6 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 505

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond: "Given me by Captain Rosse, 6 July, 1668" [in the text the proposer or memorialist is designated "A. B."]


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 398

Document type: Holograph

Reports advices, brought by Robert Brien, concerning the treaties of Peace between his Majesty and the several States of France; the Netherlands; & Denmark. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 272

Document type: Copy

Communicates some particulars of debates, in Council, upon the calling of an Irish Parliament. ... Those who opt to make ostentation of their interest at Court, to keep up that they would have in the country, will doubtless give out the change as a victory on their side, when in truth it is no more than [in MS.: "but"] an acquiescence, upon new accidents. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 575

Document type: Copy

Has received the Chancellor's letters of 23rd and 27th June. ... Communicates the present writer's opinions concerning various matters therein mentioned, preparatory to the meeting of Parliament, & more particularly (1) as to a "Bill of Confirmation"; and (2) as to a "Bill for quartering soldiers". ...


Ormond to John Walsh

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 577

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the Land-claims in Ireland, at issue between the Duke of York and the writer. ...


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 579

Document type: Copy

... Has been very busy ever since his arrival in England, yet it has been his fortune, or his fault, to have done very little, except in setting himself right in Lord Oxford's good opinion. That he values as a considerable good success. Is in hope to return to Ireland before winter. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 3

Document type: Copy

Has secured to Sir Robert Vyner the sum of twenty-five thousand pounds, with interest, payable to him out of the first moneys due to the writer, upon the Act of Explanation, and now at Midsummer to be levied in Ireland. ... Desires the payment thereof to be made accordingly to Mr Edward Corker, whom Sir Robert Vyner hath appointed his attorney to receive the same. ...

Desires also that, for Sir Robert Vyner's full satisfaction, Sir George Carteret will subscribe this letter, as the Earl of Anglesey subscribed a former letter of like purport.


Ormond to Sir William Domvile

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 3v

Document type: Copy

Having received from Mr Ruthorne a list of lands lately decreed by the Court of Claims in Ireland to Alderman Barker ... desires the Attorney-General to put in a caveat, in his Majesty's name, to stop the signing of the Certificate, or if that be passed, to prevent the passing of the Patent under the Great Seal, until his Majesty's pleasure shall be signified in that affair.


An Abstract of the queries and answers [concerning, i, "Forfeited lands, houses, &c."; ii, "Credits and debts"; iii, "Yearly revenue"] relating to Ireland

Date: 7 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 1

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

"Given me [Duke of Ormond] by the Lord Arlington."


Proposals ... [concerning] a Linen-manufacture in the town of Carrick

Date: 8 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 640

Document type: Copy


Proposals from and on the behalf of James, Duke of Ormond, for the encouragement of such Foreigners as will settle, and put up a Linen Manufactory in, the town of Carrick

Date: 8 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 573


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 8 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 276-277

Document type: Copy

A debate of the business of the Genoa ship arrested as prize at Galway ... led to the [Council] Letter, which will reach Ossory along with this.

... "I saw", continues the Duke, "the unanimous sense of the Board so bent against them [Sir Oliver St George, & the rest of the officers concerned in the seizure], and the King so prepossessed, that I let the torrent pass, for that time; but yesterday morning I shewed the King that he was artificially but hugely misinformed, in many of the particulars he urged, & consequently might be in all. ... I left his Majesty better satisfied, & resolved to let the matter proceed regularly." ...

Particulars are added, at great length, concerning the Irish Revenue. ...


Ormond to Arlington

Date: 8 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 423

Document type: Copy

Sends a paper [containing an offer of information from a prisoner] ... received from Captain Rosse. ...

Asks Lord Arlington to remind the King of a promise made to the Duke, and to cause what now lies before him, concerning the government of some of his affairs in Ireland, to pass under strict examination. ...


Encloses:

An offer of information concerning some incidents in Ireland made by one Shirley, now a Prisoner, under accusation

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 423


M. Hierosme to Sir George Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 460-461

Document type: Holograph

Thanks Sir George Lane for friendly offices. Adds some critical observations on some of the ladies he has seen in Ireland, and an account of his endeavours to obtain a French governess for Sir George's family.

Accredits the bearer of his letter [not herein named], who has visited the Duke's town of Carrick, and conferred upon the plans & prospects of the intended French Colony with the Duchess of Ormond; and who now desires to be permitted to wait upon the Duke, with reference to the same subject.

French.


M. Hierosme to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 462-463

Document type: Holograph [addressed, like the preceding, to Whitehall]

The writer has visited Carrick with some French emigrants from the Isle of Ré, and with one recently come from the Palatinate; and has conferred with the Duchess of Ormond as to their proposed conditions of settlement there. Submits certain propositions and recommendations for His Grace's consideration.

French.


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 10 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 629

Document type: Holograph

Has imparted his Grace's letter of the 8th to the King. ... As to the discovery, his Majesty said it would be good it were examined, when other things of that nature were so and by the same persons.

... For the writer's part, he confesses that the dispatch of the matter imports the King's service. ...


Domvile to Ormond

Date: 11 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 400

Document type: Holograph

The values of certain lands [parcel of the Ormond estates] have been returned [in a paper alluded to but not described by the writer, otherwise than as a paper of "Objections"] ... "more & greater than, in truth, they are". ... Certain lands, "held from adventurers & soldiers", are, says the writer, "valued at £15,000 [so in MS.] per acre ... where, in truth, they are not worth the quit-rents". ...

"In like manner", he continues, "as to the houses in Kilkenny, Carrick, Clonmel, &c ... they are stated to be worth £160,000, and Mr Walsh seems to compute them at £18,000; where in truth, they are returned by the Commissioners as not worth £12,000; as appears by their Certificate."


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 13 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 274

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning matters of Revenue and Finance in Ireland, and especially of statements made [in Council] by the Earl of Orrery thereupon. ...

Is endeavouring to raise some ready money [for the public service] by a new bargain for the Customs & Excise. ... It is fit that Ossory should proceed "with all speed, and severity, to bring in the £50,000 due from Adventurers & Soldiers, since that payment is supposed to be an excuse for not giving of Subsidies. Think and advise speedily & seriously of this." ...


An Order [by the Mayor, Aldermen, Bailiffs & Capital Citizens, of the City of Carlisle, concerning certain alleged misdemeanours of soldiers garrisoned in that City]

Written from: Guildhall, Carlisle

Date: 13 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 663

Document type: Copy; endorsed, by Ormond, as a "Complaint of the City of Carlisle against Sir P[hilip] Musgrave. Given me by his son, 21 July 1668"


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 388

Document type: Holograph

One argument for now resuming the interrupted idea of calling Parliament together is the perverseness of certain persons, who, as it seems to the writer, "have a mind to embroil affairs here for their private ends; or else may have hopes of doing it, in the Parliament of England".

Cary Dillon will soon wait upon the Duke, who will find him, the writer thinks, both zealous and serviceable.


Petition of Joseph Deane, on behalf of himself & his Partners [in proposals for a Farm of the King's Revenues in Ireland] to ... James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: 14 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 321

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Proposal [for a Farm of certain branches of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] of Thomas Morice, esquire, to the King's ... Majesty

Date: 14 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 405

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 3v

Document type: Copy

Being informed that the Draught of a letter on behalf of M. Hierosme, Minister of the French Church at Dublin, recommended by the writer on the 8th of February last, for the King's signature, is not now to be found [in Lord Arlington's office] a copy of it is sent herewith; and the reason of the recommendation will be found therein.


Petition of Henry Stiles, Professor of the Laws in ... Trinity College near Dublin, to the King

Date: [14 July] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 15v

Document type: Copy

His Majesty's predecessors have given to this College and University, a right to elect public professors of Divinity, Law, and Physic. The Professors of Divinity and Physic have salaries, out of the ancient revenue of the College; the Professor of Law as yet has none, "which doth much obstruct the advancement of that study there". ...

Inasmuch as his Majesty has been pleased to grant an additional revenue to the College, prays that the Professor of Law may have a salary thereout. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition, to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 15v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond thereupon

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [July] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 16

Recommends that his Majesty's letters be directed to the Provost & Senior Fellows of the said College, "immediately to allow the said Professor £40, per annum; to be presented to the Visitors in their applotment of the new Revenue.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 15 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 425

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Particulars concerning affairs of revenue & finance in Ireland; and notice of propositions by the Earl of Orrery, relating thereto.


Ormond to Colonel Pigott

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 3v

Document type: Copy

Desires the delivery to Elias Lower, a servant of the writer, of the hounds Colonel Piggot and others were pleased to bestow; in order to the carrying of them into Ireland.

Desires also Colonel Piggot's assistance in their transportation from Bristol, if there be occasion.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 3v

Document type: Breviate

To like effect with the letter immediately preceding; omitting the final clause.


Petition to Lord Deputy, the Earl of Ossory, of Anne Pudsey, wife of Nicholas Pudsey

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [15 July] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 164v

Document type: Copy

Complains of a brutal assault committed by John Butler, and Toby Butler, two of his Grace the Lord Lieutenant's Lifeguardsmen, upon Petitioner's husband; and prays for the Lord Deputy's license to prosecute the criminals, in due course of law.


Annexed:

An Order, by Lord Deputy the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 15 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the admission of Charles Toll into the place of one of the "tayle carters", attached to the King's Household

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 4

Document type: Copy


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Chiswick

Date: 16 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 506

Document type: Original

Transmits a recommendation from Lady Devonshire of a certain Mr Mules, of whom "My Lady Duchess" has notified "her inclination to receive him into her service", so recommended.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 18 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 427

Document type: Copy

Came hither to enjoy the company of friends & the coolness of the place ... and is just now advertised from London that the Duke of Buckingham, the Earl of Orrery [& others] ... are to be appointed Commissioners for examining the malversations of the government & revenue of Ireland. ... Although this is heard from such as are in the way of good information, yet the writer cannot but think them misinformed, rather than that ... his own deportment in the King's service should be seriously doubted, or if it should, that some of the persons named can be held [as] competent inquisitors. ...


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 305

Document type: Holograph

Desires to have the Duke's commands as to the forwarding of intelligence, received by the writer, into England; or its reserval, until His Grace's return to Ireland.


George Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 402-403

Document type: Holograph

Personal, family, and estate affairs. Proceedings of the Commissioners for Valuation of Lands.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 19 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 390

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letter of July 19th. Cannot but blame Lord Orrery for giving the King information of miscarriages in Ireland, without acquainting the Duke with them; for seeing faults, and not advising as to their amendment; which, the writer thinks, is the duty of a Councillor.

Notices the proceedings of the Committee for Valuations; and other matters of finance.


Claudio Agretti to James Taaffe

Written from: Brussels

Date: 20 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 333

Document type: Translation [by Walsh]

[The Internuncio Rospigliosi] [fictitious names are used in the letter but the real ones are supplied by Walsh] laid before Father [Taaffe] ... the course which he ought to follow, for bringing his negotiations to a good end. But it seems that quite a contrary course has been taken, which can only tend to a ... precipice. ... This very much troubles [Rospigliosi] both for the prejudice it may bring to Ireland, and for the desire he has to procure some advancement for [Taaffe], answerable to his merit. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Bath

Date: 20 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 631-632

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letter, from Moor Park, of the 10th inst, and one of the 17th from my Lord Keeper [Bridgeman] who seems to approve of the Duke's opinion for referring the Irish Examinations to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and to undervalue the discoveries; believing (to use his own phrase) they would only beget dust and noise, and disappoint the calling of a Parliament in Ireland; and effect nothing else. ...

... The writer has always been of opinion that his Grace should not oppose any way the King would take to be delivered out of his doubts concerning the administration of the Revenue of Ireland. ...


Extract of a Letter from the Lord Chancellor of Ireland [Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin] to the Lord Deputy

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 299

Document type: Endorsed by Ormond

Extract of a Letter from the Lord Chancellor of Ireland [Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Dublin] to the Lord Deputy [Thomas, Earl of Ossory; concerning the accounts of the Public Revenue of Ireland, and concerning the correspondence of the Irish Council, with the Lords of Council in England, thereupon.


Archbishop of Dublin to [Ossory?]

Date: 20 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 301-302

Document type: Copy [transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant Ormond; endorsed by Lane]

Reports the correspondence of the Lord Lieutenant and Privy-Council of Ireland, jointly, with the Lords of the Council in England concerning the Revenue and Expenditure Accounts of Ireland, and what has been done thereupon. ...

Reports, also, a conference with the Lord Chief Baron upon his Circuit. Sends copy of Orders of Reference about Revenue Arrears.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ossory

Date: 20 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 703

Document type: Copy

Recites the purport of several Letters [already calendared] concerning the state of the Revenue and the Accounts of the Vice-Treasurer [Earl of Anglesey].

Mentions a conference with the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, about the pending Circuit. Is of opinion that if the 'Bill of Confirmation' [i.e. Confirmations of Land-Titles, under the Settlement Acts] can be put in a way to proceed, during his Lordship's absence, he might proceed on Circuit, as usual.


Southwell to Lane

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 20/30 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 408

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs. ... Sir George, he writes, "will know more than enough concerning this Clime, by the letters written to the Duke of Ormond".


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 20/30 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 410

Document type: Holograph

What the writer has to do, in this place, will need no other Instructions than those he has, unless if it be in one point: viz. to know whether his Majesty will allow the Treaty of Commerce, which the writer is to renew, to run in the name of the Prince [afterwards King John II] [?Pedro], as he is, by vote of the Parliament here acknowledged their Sovereign.


Subjoins:

Report by Sir Robert Southwell, Envoy Extraordinary concerning his negotiations for the renewal of the Treaty of Commerce between the Crowns of England & Portugal; to Secretary Lord Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 18/28 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 412-417

Document type: Copy

With notices of political incidents at the Court of Lisbon, and elsewhere; and more especially of the pending Changes of Government.


Richard Jones to Sir Arthur Forbes

Date: 21 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 418

Document type: Holograph

The latest letters [from England] report that Lord Orrery is "very busy & zealous in opposing the present meeting of a Parliament here; which the writer believes him to do out of kindness to himself; it being likely that we shall fling both at his Presidentship, and at his person". ...

The writer is further told that Orrery carries on all his designs with great professions of kindness, & service, to my Lord Lieutenant. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 278

Document type: Copy

On returning hither from Moor Park, found all persons connected with Ireland, who conferred with the writer, in great trouble about a Commission to the Duke of Buckingham, & others, to inquire into maladministrations of the Revenue, in which it is said Lord Anglesey is particularly named. ...

... Has not yet spoken to the King about it ... but by what has passed between them before, about the Revenue, has cause to believe that if any prejudice to the writer is intended, the King discerns it not. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 580

Document type: Copy

In the matter of the Customs & Excise [of Ireland] the Lords of the Treasury have thought it best to set a day to bid for them. ...

There are difficulties in the penning of an Act of Confirmation, but the writer "cannot see how a Commission of Defective Titles can clear the doubts of the validity of the last Parliament, or give such as have passed Patents upon Certificates more assurance than they have". ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 401-402

Document type: Original

The enclosed proposal for the Farm [of certain branches of the Revenue of Ireland] is from Mr Dodson, who "will write to his friend, one Mr Morris, to attend [the Lord Lieutenant] ... about it, but he desires his name may not be known, if his application succeed not". ...

It is found that the intended Bill for Confirmation is liable to great difficulties; and how to get over them is yet unknown. ...

If his Grace sees a likelihood of a Parliament going on in this Kingdom, the writer would desire to remind him "of those Ministers, of both Houses, who have had no consideration for the great pains which were taken by them, the last Parliament". ...


Encloses:

Proposal [concerning a Farm of the Revenue of Ireland, by William Dodson]

Date: [July] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 403

Document type: Original


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 4v

Document type: Copy

The petition from Sir Nicholas Armorer, herewith sent, is referred to the writer by the King. The Lord Deputy is to advise with the Lord Chief Baron, & the King's Counsel, concerning it, and then to state what it may be fit to certify to the King thereupon.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 391

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Chancellor [of Ireland] has furnished the writer with an epitomized account, taken from the Council Books, of what has passed concerning the Revenue, since the year 1660. Of this account, the writer transmits a copy. He is of opinion that Lord Orrery can scarcely have discovered any other moneys to be due to the King, than those mentioned in this paper. His (Lord Orrery's) inventions will not appear so very extraordinary, when it is seen that vulgar understandings could light upon them.


[Abstracts of] the King's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 22 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 334

Document type: Original

[With notes upon certain branches of outlay.]


Rules for Regulating the Revenue [aforesaid], and for easing of Charge

Date: 22 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 334

Document type: Original


Ormond to Morice

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 9v

Document type: Copy

Reports his proceedings, in pursuance of his Majesty's commands, upon the case of Lord Viscount Clanmalier and others; and, more particularly what has passed in conference with Mrs Dempsey, one of the petitioners, and the only one who attended the writer, upon notice given to all of them. ...

"Mrs Dempsey", adds the Duke, "positively said, in the presence of the Earl of Anglesey, that they would not prosecute the matter any further ... [but] ... would depend upon his Majesty's charitable consideration of their condition, in the future."


Annexed:

The true state of the Lord Arlington's Case, touching his Lordship's lands in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 April 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 10v-12

Document type: Copy

With an answer to the material parts of the "Petition" and "Case", lately preferred to his Majesty, by Mrs Anne Dempsey, on behalf of the Lord Viscount Clanmalier [in MS.: "Clanmalere"].


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Somerset

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy

Desires the sending up of certain financial accounts, relating to assessments upon the County, in pursuance of an Act of Parliament.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 665

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Recites the presentation, by the Lord Lieutenant, to the Vicarage of Chapel-Izod, in the county of Dublin, of James Hierosme ... "a stranger, who not only early submitted to the Government of the Church of England, but brought the French Congregation which now meet at the Savoy to conform thereunto". ...

Directs the grant to James Hierosme aforesaid, of a house, & parcel of land at Chapel-Izod, for ninety-nine years, at the yearly rent of forty shillings.


Bill of Exchange, drawn by the Duke of Ormond upon Captain George Mathew, for the payment of £200 to Mr Richard Lawrence

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy


Acquittance for the sum of £389, sterling, received by the Duke of Ormond of Sir Stephen Fox, being "one quarter's wages and board-wages", as Lord Steward

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Joseph Williamson

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy

Has perused the enclosed draught of a Letter, given to the Duke by Mr Prodgien. ... Believing it may produce some advantage to his Majesty, sends it to be presented for his signature.


Abraham Yarner to Ormond

Date: 28 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 576

Document type: Holograph

In certain "queries" wherein, as Muster-Master-General, the writer is concerned - shewn to him by his Excellency the Lord Deputy - the writer perceives there wants neither ignorance nor malice. ... His Grace hath been pleased to make some reply to them, & very justly. ...

The Companies of Foot, in the whole Army, are as complete; as able-bodied ... and as well-accoutred, as any Army in Europe; and most of them old soldiers. ...


Ormond to Captain Shorland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5

Document type: Copy

Instructs him to receive on board the Mary Yacht Sir John Cole, his lady and family, and to transport them to Waterford or Dublin.


Notes [of proceedings concerning various matters of Government and Administration in Ireland] taken at a meeting at the Earl of Anglesey's

Written from: Earl of Anglesey's

Date: 29 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 264

Document type: Wholly in Lane's hand


Lady Mordaunt to Ormond

Written from: Montpellier

Date: 31 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 508-509

Document type: Holograph

Describes the painful circumstances of the writer, and of Lord Mordaunt, upon whose estate a debt of £12,000 was contracted for the King's service [during the Usurpation], whilst the writer's own estate is sold, "to give us bread".


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [July 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 404-405

Document type: Holograph

Gives particulars of pending business, concerning the public revenue of Ireland. Reports a conference with the Lord Chief Baron [of the Irish Exchequer] concerning a proposed or suggested Bill of Confirmation [of the Decrees made in the Court of Claims, at Dublin]. The Lord Chief Baron, says the writer, seems apprehensive of the effect of such a Bill, and supposes "that the work, intended by such a Bill, may be better effected by a 'Commission upon defective titles', which should be denied to none that come within the rules of the Act [of Settlement]". ...


Mr Knight to Ormond

Date: Sunday [July 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 406

Document type: Holograph

On Tuesday night, the Duke of Buckingham went to Tunbridge to speak to the Keeper [Lord Keeper Sir Orlando Bridgman]. It is suspected that the Commission for the examination of his Grace's administration in Ireland was then sealed. ...


St Alban to Ormond

Written from: [Colombe?]

Date: [July 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 420

Document type: Holograph

Condolence on the loss sustained by the Duke [in the death of his daughter-in-law, the Countess of Arran]. The writer prays to God that the Duke may have all necessary consolations, under this affliction.


A Proposal for Freedom and Increase of Trade, and Shipping, for this Kingdom [of Ireland]

Date: [July? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 743

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


Proposals concerning the Coinage of Ireland

Date: [July? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 746

Document type: Original

[Submitted anonymously to the Lord Deputy, Earl of Ossory, and Privy Council of that Kingdom.]


Joseph Deane to Ormond

Date: [July 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 317

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

An enclosed proposal [second of the writer's proposals concerning a Farm of the Revenue of Ireland] is the "highest & utmost" offer the writer can adventure to make, other than a sum of £2000 a year, over & above the ... rent, to be disposed of as his Grace shall think fit. ...


Subjoins:

Observations on a Method for managing the King's Revenue in Ireland; together with Proposals for a Farm thereof by Deane and his partners

Date: [July 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 315-316

Document type: Original


Proposals for the Settlement of Foreign Colonies, and the establishment of new Manufactures, in certain parts of Ireland

Date: [July? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 575

Document type: Original; undated, and without endorsement

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]

French.


Annexed:

Form of a Grant by Letters-Patent of the King, for the encouragement of the Foreign Colonists in Ireland, above-mentioned

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 574

Document type: Draught

French.


Petition of Denis Shalsee[?] [so in MS., but probably a mis-spelling] and of many Protestants of divers parts of Europe, to the King

Date: [July? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 578

Document type: Copy

Recite former licenses granted for celebration of Divine Worship according to the forms used in Foreign Protestant Churches. ...

Pray the King's license to settle in Ireland and to enjoy like liberty of "the free exercise of their Religion, according to the discipline in which they have been bred". ...


Subjoin 1

Letters-Patent of King Edward VI granting license for the free celebration of Divine Worship, according to their own forms, to the "Germans and other Foreigners", established in the City of London

Written from: Leighs

Date: 24 July 1550

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 578r-v

Document type: Copy


Subjoin 2

Extract of a Letter, from the Lords of the Council to "the Foreign Churches in London"

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 578v

Desire not to enforce conformity on points of Church discipline, but to confirm liberties previously granted.


[Archbishop of Dublin] to [Ormond]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 426-427

Document type: Holograph; without signature or address; endorsed by Ormond

Reports proceedings in the Parliament of Ireland. ...

Adds that in reading the Letters of State, printed under the title of Cabala [London 1663], he came upon a letter written by Sir Francis Walsingham, to Critoy Secretary of State in France, which, he thinks, will repay the Duke's perusal. He has therefore caused a copy to be made, which he now encloses.

He describes Walsingham's political character; his relations towards the Puritans; his reasons for establishing Dr John Reynoldes, as a Lecturer in the University of Oxford; and other circumstances, bearing instructively, as the writer conceives, upon matters now pending in Ireland.


Proposals from and on the behalf of James, Duke of Ormond, for the Encouragement of such Foreigners as will settle & put up a Linen Manufactory in the town of Carrick

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 618

Document type: Original [signed by Captain George Mathew]; endorsed by Lane, as "received from M. Hierosme"


Demandes faites à ... Monseigneur le Duc d'Ormonde, Vice-roy d'Irlande ... par les Protestants estrangers, tant Marchants, Artisans, que Laboureurs et autres, qui veulent venir s'establir en Irlande en la ville de Carick et ses dependences

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 576-577

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[Drawn up by M. Hierosme.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 280

Document type: Copy

... It begins to be discernible that however the Vice-Treasury [of Ireland] may, perhaps, be found faulty in the preference of Warrants before the Establishment - contrary to rule, and to the writer's express order - yet nothing will from thence be produced towards the discharge of the King's debts - as was undertaken by Lord Orrery. ...

... The Duke of Buckingham declares that in all his proceedings, in reference to Ireland, he has not the least thought of prejudice to the writer, "howsoever he takes me not to be his friend, or to have dealt well with him in the marriage of his niece". ...


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 582

Document type: Copy

Affairs of personal finance. ... Adds: "If it should be determined that the Innocents before July are not obliged to any of the payments, it will be a disappointment to me, yet such a one as, being just in itself and advantageous to many of my friends, I cannot be sorry for." ...


Ormond to Orrery

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 584

Document type: Extract

Is desired by the Commissioners of the Treasury to recommend to the Lord Deputy & the Council, the countenancing of the person employed in the receipt of the money for French tonnage. To the proposal that what should arise in Ireland, from that impost, should be answered to the Irish revenue, it was replied that the duty was so far charged [i.e. "burdened"] as that the proposition could not be granted.


An Abstract of the Arms and Ammunition, in his Majesty's several stores in Ireland

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 487

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the Annual Expense of Powder, Match, & Ball, to the Army &c. in Ireland

Date: [August?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 488

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the Charge of a Ship, of Thirty Guns [for his Majesty's Service in Ireland. With a specification of the Ship projected.]

Date: [August?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 490-491

Document type: Originals; endorsed by Ormond [two papers]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 81-83

Document type: Copy

Lord Orrery's applications to the Duke of Buckingham may very well agree with his professions to the writer; since Buckingham makes like professions to Lord Arlington, in respect of the writer & of the affairs of Ireland.

Adds various observations on the Irish Revenue & its management.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 81-83

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


Ormond to Sir William Domvile

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5v

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir William's letter of the 18th inst, and has shewn it to Mr Joseph Ruthorne, who sends herewith a state of the case of the assigns of Dick and Cunningham [Adventurers for lands in Ireland]. Sir W. Domvile's opinion upon the whole matter is desired.


Ormond to Edward Butler

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5v

Document type: Copy

Directs the payment to Captain George Mathew of the sum of seventy pounds, sterling.


Duchess of Orleans to Ormond

Written from: St Germain

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 512

Document type: Holograph

The writer hoped to have written only to congratulate the Duke on his return to England, but now has to participate in his sorrow for the loss of his daughter-in-law.

French.


Mr Thomas Howard to Ormond

Written from: Colombe

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 514

Document type: Holograph

Mentions the inconsolable sorrow of the Duchess of Richmond, and the difficulty with which she has forced herself to write to the Duke, at this juncture.


Count of Grammont to Ormond

Written from: St Germain

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 516

Document type: Holograph

Assures the Duke of the writer's sympathy & condolence in His Grace's bereavement.

French.


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

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 1 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 184-185

Various proceedings in the Privy Council are reported. At the desire of the Duke of Ormond, a Committee of Council has been named to inquire into the condition of the Irish Treasury.

Advices from Tangier are noticed; and the proceedings taken thereupon.

The nobility and gentry appointed to consider of the rebuilding of St Paul's have had under their consideration proposals for erecting a Choir [in MS: "quire"].

It is hoped that the old Steeple may be pulled down, and "a decent and noble quire" be built, for £60,000 [of which sum, it is noted, nearly one half is the estimated charge of demolition].


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 1/11 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 428

Document type: Holograph

Knows not well how to mix anything else with the mention of the writer's affliction at the tidings of Lord Arran's loss.

This letter must serve, therefore, as a bare cover to an enclosed copy of the dispatch, on pending affairs of this Court, addressed [this day] to Secretary Lord Arlington.


Encloses:

Southwell to Secretary Lord Arlington

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 430-433

A further Report of the course of political affairs in Portugal, and of the writer's pending Negotiations at this Court.


An Account of the Condition of the Army in Ireland [with particular reference to the methods of Mustering the same and to the Muster Rolls or Cheques returned to his Majesty's Exchequer in relation thereto]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 566

Document type: Original

[By Lieutenant-Colonel Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master-General.]


Ormond to St Alban

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 586

Document type: Copy

The part the Earl is pleased to take in the writer's affliction ... is as obliging, and as consolatory, as is possible. ...

For his own defence, the writer resolves to stay here till Spring, and has the vanity to think that the King's service is not altogether unconcerned in his preservation. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 394-395

Document type: Holograph

Much talk occurs in Ireland about the differences that have arisen between Lords Anglesey and Orrery. The vapouring friends of the latter, adds the writer, make themselves sure that he will be appointed to command here.

A Caveat has been entered in the Secretary's Office [in Dublin] against the passing of any Patent, "wherein are mentioned, in [the recital of] the Commissioners' certificates, lands" which have been "claimed" by the Duke of York.

This Caveat, observes the writer, overlooks an express proviso in the Act of Parliament which obliges the Chief Governor to sign a fiant, upon the presentation of Certificates. Upon his failure, the Certificates have "the validity of a Patent" (if the claim be pursued) within six months after such presentation and refusal.


Subjoins

Note, by Lord Kingston of assertions as to the circumstances alleged to have attended on the nomination of Lord Ossory to be Lord Deputy of Ireland; made by the Earl of Orrery

Date: 28 July 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 396

Document type: Original


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 282

Document type: Copy

... Has given to the King a copy of certain 'Heads' concerning the Revenue of Ireland - sent by Ossory - "whereby it will appear [to his Majesty] that the persons from whom he has had his private informations can see no further into a millstone than other men". ... Desires to be kept constantly informed of the progress of the inquiry in Ireland, the King declaring that, notwithstanding the Commission here, he would have all diligence used there to know what is due to him, by whom, and how it may be brought ... to serve his occasions. ...


Ormond to Richard Jones [afterwards, Earl of Ranelagh]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 588

Document type: Copy

Thanks for friendly expressions towards the writer, in letters to Sir Arthur Forbes which have been shewn to him. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 398

Document type: Holograph

Recommends to the Duke's favour, Mr Cary Dillon, the bearer of this letter.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 518

Document type: Holograph

Is "frightened" at hearing reports of the appointment of the Duke of Buckingham to be Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; yet thinks such an appointment to be impossible.

Has entrusted Mr Cary Dillon to represent to the Duke some particulars of matters, pending in the Court of Claims, in which the writer is concerned.


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, upon a matter of complaint against Major James Dennis, presented to his Lordship by Ensign James Pollexfen, of the foot company now in garrison at Wexford

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 71v-72

Document type: Copy


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 434

Document type: Holograph

Upon occasion of the many reports that are spread of his Grace's approaching appointment to the Lord High Treasurership of England, the writer humbly solicits leave to relate a conversation which the late Earl of Strafford was pleased to hold with him, when a like appointment to that high office of the then Lord Lieutenant was in agitation ... a conversation which ended by the Earl's saying that he would "rather serve his Majesty in prison, than in that place" [of the High Treasurership of England]. ...


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 438

Document type: Holograph

Has received from Sir Theophilus Jones, "a paper of intelligence", herewith submitted.


Encloses:

Intelligence ... from Sir Theophilus Jones [concerning the foreign correspondence and intrigues of certain Roman Catholics of Ireland]

Date: 7 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 439

Document type: Original


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 440-441

Document type: Holograph

A report of the public business - and, more especially, of financial business - pending before the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland.


An Abstract of Warrants for payment of moneys [out of the Exchequer of Ireland] to Sir George Lane, for secret intelligences, from 27 July, 1662, to 8 August, 1668

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 397-398

Document type: Original; endorsed by Sir P. Davys

[The total sum is £5,794 13s. 8d.]


Ormond to Sir William Domvile

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5v

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir William's letter of July 21st, with the accompanying documents relating to Barker's case. ... Mr Ruthorne's opinion upon them is enclosed.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 5v

Document type: Copy

Sir George Carteret is about to repair to Ireland, in order to the execution of his office [of Vice-Treasurer], and particularly to the passing of his account. He desires that the proper Officers should be warned to make their preparations for it, a matter recommended to the Lord Deputy's care.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 8 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 400

Document type: Holograph

Has received from the Duke letters, bearing date August 19th and 21st. But is still eager to hear the result of the Duke's conference with the King, upon the subject of the appointment of a Commission to manage the Revenue of Ireland.

Transmits a statement of payments, made by the Duke's warrant, out of the Revenue of Ireland, since his first entrance upon the Government. This account has been prepared by Mr Corker.

Mr Mathew has received from the Customers the sum of £700, upon the Duke's accounts for the use of the Duchess of Ormond.


A Representation of the state of Ireland. With an attempt for the enriching of that Kingdom.

Date: 10 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 741

Document type: Original

[Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, by Walter Harris.]


Subjoined thereto is:

Walter Harris to Ormond

Date: [10 August] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 741

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond

States his reasons for submitting to the Lord Lieutenant the Proposals described above. Adds offers of service.


Notes of Remembrance [drawn up by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon various public affairs of that Kingdom] for Sir George Carteret, to be given to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory] and by him to be consulted on with such of his Majesty's Council as he shall think fit to call to him

Date: 10 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 312-313

Document type: Copy


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 442-443

Document type: Holograph

The writer's son, Sir William Davys, and other lawyers who are of the Duke of Ormond's counsel learned, have considered of certain matters relating to his Grace's regalities in the county of Tipperary. They are all of opinion that some additional powers are needed in that County Palatine. And, in accordance with that opinion after attendance on the Duchess of Ormond to acquaint her Grace therewith, a King's letter has been draughted & the draught is now submitted [but is not now appended to this letter]. ...

Particulars are added concerning "a blank warrant" ordered by the Duke before his departure, & also relating to affairs of estate. ...


Bill of Exchange, drawn by the Duke of Ormond upon Captain George Mathew, for the payment of one hundred pounds, sterling, to Sir George Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 6

Document type: Copy


Duchess of Richmond to Ormond

Date: 11 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 510-511

Document type: Holograph

Has hitherto been unable to answer the Duke's letter. Now, the writer must only say: "Our loss is great, but different; yours (I hope) may, but mine cannot, be repaired."


[An Abstract of] the Receipts and Disbursements of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, from the year 1662 to the year 1666

Date: 12 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 242

Document type: Original

Received from Sir George Carteret [Deputy Vice-Treasurer of Ireland] 12 August, 1668.


Clanricarde to Ormond

Date: 13 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 520-521

Document type: Original

Recommends Colonel Spencer to the Duke, knowing him to be perfectly devoted to the King's service and His Grace's; and, he adds, "perchance for that cause, maligned by some who have publicly owned designs and intentions to jostle him out" of that country in which the Duke placed him.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 13 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 402-403

Document type: Holograph

The Duke's letter, together with its enclosure of Lord Anglesey's 'Computation of a discharge', of the 1st of August, have reached the writer, who supposes Lord Anglesey "so prudent as not to offer it, without being able to make it good". Will impart to the Council what the Duke has been pleased to say, in answer to the proposals reported to him from the Committee of Trade.

A brother [probably William Taaffe, ancestor of the 6th Viscount Taaffe] of Lord Carlingford is said to hold a Commission from the Pope, and to have convened meetings in various places. His proceedings make a noise, and the writer will be glad to have the Duke's instructions in relation to them.

Transmits several accounts on matters of finance.


[An Abstract of] Houses &c. [in the City of Kilkenny and elsewhere] passed to James, Duke of Ormond [pursuant to the Acts of Settlement and Explanation]

Date: 14 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 506v-523

[With the names of former proprietors.]


A like List of Houses and Tenements in the City of Dublin, and County of the said City; passed as above

Date: 14 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 524


Presentation, by the Duke of Ormond, of Samuel Ladyman (Chaplain to his Grace) to the Rectory of the Church of St Nicholas of Knockgraffan, in the diocese of Cashel; now void by the death of Anthony Ward, D.D., late incumbent thereof

Date: 14 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 6

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 6

Document type: Copy

Sends a proposition, by Sir Walter Harris, for the making of small money in Ireland. After discourse with Mr Harris on the matter, and upon assurance of performance, the Lord Deputy may proceed upon the authority already given by the King, as the Council shall advise.


Owen Feltham [author of the Resolves] to [Ormond?] [or else, to the Lord Deputy Ossory; the letter is without address but is endorsed by Lane]

Written from: Billing

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 603

Document type: Holograph

Has perused certain deeds of the Family of O'Brien, Earls of Thomond, and now reports the result.


Subjoins:

Deed of Settlement of the Manor of Billing, in the County of Northampton

Date: [undated]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 603

Document type: Breviate; undated, save as to the date of examination; in Feltham's hand


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 284

Document type: Copy

There is no need to give any character of Sir George Carteret, Ossory having had time to know him. ...

He goes over to exercise his ability for the King's service in Ireland, where there is need enough of it. He is to be treated, & considered, as one of the writer's best friends. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 286

Document type: Copy

... Has not been able to keep lookers-on from believing that Lord Arlington is less his friend than the writer himself is confident he is, & will be found, at last. Is not easily brought to suspect friends, or to impose a method upon them ... having patience enough to wait the event, and not despairing to be then considerable enough to reward good turns with the like. ...


Ormond to Sir George Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 590

Document type: Copy

Herewith Sir George will receive [on occasion of his proceeding into Ireland] two letters: one to the Lord Chancellor [Archbishop of Dublin]; the other to the writer's son Ossory. They will soon find - without intimation - how useful Sir George's advice & friendship will be to them. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 592

Document type: Copy

... Sir George Carteret has been long known to the writer. ... The Archbishop may securely discourse with him upon all things, wherein the Duke is most particularly concerned. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 594

Document type: Copy

Soon after the receipt of the Archbishop's letter of 8th instant, Mr Dodson's partner, or patron, Mr Morrice came with a disclaimer of the offer [enclosed with that letter], as being more than he would give. But the sum will be given - Lord Orrery says more than the sum - and £50,000 a year for the Inland Excise [of Ireland], which will make a considerable increase of the revenue. ...


Ormond to Carlingford

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 596

Document type: Copy

The Munster reports may have some Munster desires for their foundation, but any other is unknown to the writer, whose desire it will not yet be to quit the station ... in which, he has the vanity to think, he can serve the King better than a much wiser man. Nor can he believe my Lord of Buckingham would quit the place he fills here ... for that which, though great, is yet remote from spectators. ...


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 598

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning the Duke's financial affairs. ... Adds: "It remains still a question whether the King or I is first to be paid out of 'the year's value'. He was pleased, in a former letter, to allow me the preference, in consideration of the equity of it. ... But I am not much to depend upon that unless the Act gives it me. Ye there can be no hurt in the taking pains to find paymasters." ...


Ormond to Sir Paul Davys

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 600

Document type: Copy

... "I believe the case with the King's revenues [of Ireland] is much the same now with what it was in the Earl of Strafford's time, when he made that provident reflection upon the difficulties he was like to encounter, if he should have taken upon him the Treasurer's place. The difference will be, that there might be ground for the rumour concerning him. ... There is no good one for what is raised concerning me." ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 84

Document type: Copy

Above all men known to the Duke, Sir W. Pelly is likely to be able to say, and to prove, most, in the matters mentioned by Cary Dillon. Probably, he will be persuaded to it, when the rumours of the Duke's being in a declining condition, shall be changed to the contrary.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 84

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


Ormond to Sir John Shaw

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 6v

Document type: Copy

Recommends, for employment under the Farmers of the Customs, Mr Christopher Marsham a very honest man, who received a considerable loss by the late fire in London.


Memorial by the Spanish Ambassador at the Court of Whitehall, of some Advices sent to London from Jamaica, in which it is affirmed that some Englishmen have landed in Cuba, and have plundered a town, called "Puerto del Principe".

Date: 16 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 522

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


An Account of Payments, out of his Majesty's Treasury of Ireland; upon his Majesty's Letters

Date: 17 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 282-286

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

Given by Mr Corker [Deputy Receiver-General in Ireland, under Sir George Carteret] to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory]. [With an abstract of total sums.] (1661-1665.)


A List of particular Warrants signed by the Lord Lieutenant [Duke of Ormond]

Date: 17 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 293-295

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[Delivered to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory] by Mr Corker.]


Memoranda [by Edward Corker?] upon the Warrants enumerated in the above-named List

Date: 17 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 292

Document type: Original


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: Bletchington

Date: 17 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 443

Document type: Holograph [addressed to Whitehall]

Thanks the Duke for communication, through Sir George Lane, upon Irish affairs.

Is glad to hear from Colonel Cooke that His Grace will soon visit Oxfordshire.


Copy of the King's Commission to Sir Orlando Bridgman, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and others, directing them to examine all accounts of moneys received in Ireland to his Majesty's use

Date: 18 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 105-107

Latin.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy

Recommends the granting of a concordatum, in the accustomed manner, to Dr Currie, for his arrears of pay, as Physician to the Army.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy

A petition will be presented in behalf of Major-General Robert Monro, for restoration of a bond and of papers forced from him in the Usurper's time. It is desired that the Lord Deputy will consult the Council, & afford favourable dispatch in that particular.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Vyner

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy

The bearer Thomas Reynoldson formerly served the writer in Ireland. He desires to be recommended to Sir Thomas for a tidewaiter's place at Newcastle-on-Tyne.


Petition of Major Edward Hamilton to the King

Date: [18 August] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 12v-13v

Document type: Copy

Recites services to the Crown, in Scotland and in Ireland [before and after his Majesty's Restoration]; together with particulars of losses sustained by petitioner in the several offices of Sheriff of the county of Galway, and Collector of Excise and Licences in the counties of Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon. ...

Prays for an Order to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to discharge petitioner of a sum of £300, "as his arrears in his Sheriffwick", and also to remit a certain sum due to the Farmers of that Revenue; and to return him his bonds. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 13v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition to him referred as above

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 13v

Document type: Copy


Some Considerations which may tend, it is humbly conceived, to the advancement and encouragement of Trade in Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 19 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 436-437

Document type: Original

Given [to] me [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] by J. D. ... August 19, 1668.


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 6v

Document type: Copy

It was formerly thought fit for his Majesty's service to reduce the six troops of Militia Horse in that County to four, for the better filling up of those that remained. In order thereto Captain Bamfield's troop in the Eastern division was ordered to fill up the troops of Lord Fitzhardinge & Sir William Basset. Captain Helyar's troop, by like rule, should complete Sir Hugh Windham's and John Warr's in the Western division. ...


Memorandum in relation to the flight into Ireland of certain Scottish rebels, who had taken part in an insurrection in Scotland in the year 1666

Date: 19 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 524

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond

Given by the Earl of Lauderdale to the Duke of Ormond; 19 August 1668.


Ormond to Sir Edward Spragge

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 6v

Document type: Copy

Recommends for service in the present expedition Captain James Fitzgerald who served the King, both in Ireland and in foreign parts.


Ossory to Ormond

Date: 22 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 406-407

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of August 4th and 15th.

Is very glad the Duke has so good an understanding with Lord Arlington; and beseeches him to preserve a friendship, which was steady in the Duke's absence from England, and especially dear to the writer.

Is firm in recommending a lessening of the charges of Ireland; and thinks that some reduction of the army might be made, without harm to the safety of the Kingdom.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 404

Document type: Holograph

Recommends to the Duke's favour Lord Gormanstown, who will present this letter.


Lewis Richards to Ormond

Written from: Enville Green

Date: 24 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 444

Document type: Holograph

The Duke was pleased to give some assurance to the late Sir Robert Poyntz of a care for the advancement of the fortunes of the writer ... who had the honour formerly to be of some humble service to his Grace in helping to save [for him] a sum of £1,800, "by concealing it in [Sir Robert Poyntz's] house [in MS.: "in our house"; the writer was Poyntz's nephew] in Lincoln's Inn Fields. It was the remainder of a payment of £10,000 [in partial reimbursement of the Lord Lieutenant's payments for the public service in Ireland] ... by the Parliament at [the Duke's] first coming over in Cromwell's time". ...


Richard Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 446-447

Document type: Holograph

Reflections upon the "many and frightening reports we have here of a sudden change to be in our government".

Assurances of the writer's respect, attachment and service. ...


Barberini to James Taaffe

Written from: Rome

Date: 25 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 333v

Document type: Translation [by Walsh]

The taking upon himself by Father Taaffe of the functions of a Nuncio Apostolic, and the daring act of deputing Visitors into the several Provinces of Ireland, are things that threaten the perdition of his own soul & the greatest danger that can be to the Catholics of that Kingdom. ... The writer is commanded by the most eminent Cardinals of this Sacred Congregation, and also by our most holy Lord to exhibit pardon but only upon express condition that Father Taaffe withdraws his hands from all such matters, and instantly quitting Ireland, returns either to France or Flanders, and there betakes himself into some convent of his Order, not departing thence without licence from this Sacred Congregation. ...


Barberini to the titular Bishop of Ardagh

Written from: Rome

Date: 25 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 334

To like effect with the letter calendared immediately above. Adding an express assertion that no such function has been conferred as that assumed. ...


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 604

Document type: Copy

Has been a better husband [of money] than he thought he could be ... yet means must be found to keep him and the Duchess here until Spring ... out of rents & entertainments, and if neither of these ways will serve, then by Mortgage. The "vast sums" gotten, or to be got, by the Acts, will not obtain credit here for £500 - a sum now much needed.

Very particular care is to be taken that the Duke's Schoolmaster at Kilkenny, Mr Jones, be punctually paid his salary, to the day. And every other assistance & countenance is to be given to him.


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 606

Document type: Copy

Notices (1) by way of caution, charges or suspicions against persons named Meynell and Cooke, as concerned in the uttering of false money in Ireland; (2) the proceedings of the Commissioners of Revenue Inquiry; and aspersions thrown upon Lord Anglesey in connexion therewith; (3) the payment of the writer's entertainments, by an arrangement with Sir Daniel Bellingham, as to the continuance of which Mr Mathew will desire an opportunity of conference with Sir George Carteret. ...


Ormond to Sir Henry Wood

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy

Sir Henry's return from the country [to the Board of Greencloth at Whitehall] at a time formerly named, without fail, is desired, in regard that a book commanded by his Majesty for signature must be speedily drawn up.


Richard Jones to Forbes

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 448

Document type: Holograph

Sir Arthur's commands were punctually obeyed. The writer's father [Lord Ranelagh] solemnly protests that he hath not engaged and will never, but with Sir Arthur Forbes' advice, engage "in any intrigue". He [Lord Ranelagh] "heartily desires my Lord Duke [of Ormond]'s return [to Ireland] and would rather live under his government than that of any man alive".

... If it were thought expedient to have petitions signed, in the several Counties for the calling of a Parliament, "towards the relieving of the Country's grievances ... there is neither Bishop, Nobleman, nor Gentleman, in Connaught, Leinster, or Ulster, but would willingly sign it; for some of us have already sounded the matter & can positively give ... this assurance".


Certificate of the Commissioners for examining the Accounts of Ireland, to the King, & to the Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council [in England]

Date: 28 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 706-715

Document type: Certified Copy [eight signatures] [viz. Lord Keeper Bridgman; Dukes of Buckingham and Albemarle; Lords Robartes and Osborne; Sir Heneage Finch; Edward Wyndham; & Edmund Waller]


Acknowledgment, by the Duke of Ormond, of the receipt from Sir Stephen Fox of a sum of two hundred pounds, to be returned on demand

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 28 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir John Stephens

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7v

Document type: Copy

Desires that Sergeant Edward Tully, now going into Ireland, may be restored to his place in Sir John Stephens' Company as soon as there shall be a vacancy.


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: Drury Lane [London]

Date: 29 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 445

Document type: Holograph

Will attend the Duke at Moor Park on Monday next, in order to wait upon him to Blechington [Lord Anglesey's seat in Oxfordshire]. Asks the Duke's directions to Sir George Carteret for a payment to Mr Beling, charged upon an income now accruing.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Moor Park

Date: 31 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 429

Document type: Copy

Suggestions concerning some pending propositions for farming certain branches of the King's Revenue of Ireland.


Petition of Carroll Bolton, esquire, to the King

Date: [31 August] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 8v

Document type: Copy

Recites the setting of leases and making of freeholds, in the year 1637, by Randolph, then Earl, now Marquess of Antrim, of his whole estate [in Ireland], several whereof were set to persons who forfeited them, or are not declared innocent, and cannot now enjoy the benefit of them; and also that the said Marquess is not restorable by the Act [of Settlement] thereunto and that the leases aforesaid are vested in the King. ...

Prays that in consideration of petitioner's losses in his Majesty's service, those forfeited leases may be granted to him; he performing to the Marquess of Antrim the respective conditions thereof.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 8v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report by the Duke of Ormond to the King, upon the Petition so referred to him; certifying the good service rendered by Major Bolton to the Crown; and recommending a reference, upon the legality of the proposed grant, to his Majesty's Counsel learned

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 8v

Document type: Copy


A Commission, by the King appointing Commissioners to examine the Public Accounts of his Kingdom of Ireland, and to make certain inquiries concerning Crown Lands and Forfeited Lands therein

Written from: Whitehall

Date: August 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 725-728

Document type: Copy; undated; endorsed, by Lane, as "received from Mr Secretary Morrice, 14 August 1668"

Latin.


Appended thereto is:

The Particulars directed, by the Articles sent from the Commissioners of the Treasury of England, to be observed [in executing the Commission above-cited]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 723


[An Abstract of certain] Extraordinary Payments, made out of the Revenue of Ireland, during his Grace the Duke of Ormond's government of that Kingdom

Date: [August?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 288-291

Document type: Original [without date, or endorsement]


An Abstract of all the Horse and Foot of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, as allowed upon the Establishment for that Kingdom; with an account of what part thereof is commanded for Tangier

Date: [August?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 486

Document type: Original


A Computation of Pay to be imprested to the Officers and Soldiers, ordered to be sent to Tangier; according to the Establishment of Tangier

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 484

Document type: Original


Commissioners of Inquiry into the Financial Accounts of Ireland to Anglesey

Date: [August] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 187

Document type: Copy; undated [six signatures]

Find by an Abstract of Accounts, signed by the Deputy Auditor [of the Exchequer in Ireland] that, in only five years ending 20 March 1666, there was an excess of receipts amounting to £231,000 (as an enclosed abbreviate [not now appended to this copy] will show), above the whole charge of the respective Establishments. ... The excess will be yet greater, if it shall be found that any [part of] the said Establishments remain unpaid ... whilst Warrants of less necessity ... have been complied with. ... Will take it as a favour, if his Lordship will please to give any further light upon the premise. ...


Audley Mervyn to Ormond

Date: 1 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 450

Document type: Holograph

Submits, at great length and with numerous comments, a statement of various particulars concerning the forfeited estates of the late Lord Viscount Gormanston, and of other persons attainted, and concerning present Claims thereto. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 2 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 633

Document type: Holograph

Has received by Sir George Lane his Grace's letter of 31st ulto ... of which part was communicated to the Lord Keeper, who made use of it today in Council to beseech the King that the propositions for the taking the farms [of Revenue] in Ireland, might not be proceeded with until his Grace's return, and the presence of Lords Anglesey & Orrery - best acquainted with Irish affairs. ...


Questions demanded by the Commissioners [of Public Accounts in Ireland] of Sir Daniel Bellingham. ... Together with his respective Answers.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 705-706

Document type: Copy


Castlehaven to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 525

Document type: Holograph

Sends congratulations on "the safe arrival" of the Duchess of Ormond.

Adds a mention of some matters of finance.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 452

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of various pending matters of Finance.


Aungier to [Lane?]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 595

Document type: Holograph [without address]

... This place hath been full of reports of a change of Government. ...

The enclosed copy of a letter to Lady Fortescue, in the North, is from Colonel Laurence, "who was a zealous preaching fanatic, and was Deputy-Governor of this place, under Hewson, in Fleetwood's time". ... [By this letter, Sir George?] "may take measure of my Lord Lieutenant's interest in the kindness of that party". ...


Encloses:

Colonel Laurence to [Lady Fortescue]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 597

Document type: Copy

Advices of political incidents in Dublin, and elsewhere; and observations thereon. ...


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 458

Document type: Holograph

Has been sworn in of the Privy Council here, and has waited on the Lord Chancellor. ...

... Meynell followed the writer [when upon his journey] into Bedfordshire to get a Certificate to the Auditors of the Imprest for moneys advanced for the service of the Navy [of Ireland] ... and, at the same time, "made an offer to continue £20,000 ... upon good security". ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 466

Document type: Holograph

Letters received from England report that, within a fortnight, the Commissioners for inspecting the Accounts of Ireland, will be ready to make their report to his Majesty yet by a letter from the Lords of the Council in England to the Lord Deputy & Council here, "they write for a transcript of all the Accounts since 1660, which certainly cannot be expected within such a time; although my Lord Deputy hath set many hands about it". ...


Encloses:

A Note of the Several Conventicles in [the City of] Dublin

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 468

Document type: Original; endorsed by Lane

[Together with notes of some Sermons preached therein.]


Anglesey to the Commissioners of Inquiry into the Finance Accounts of Ireland

Written from: Drury Lane

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 188

Document type: Copy

The bare abbreviation of the Deputy Auditor, mentioned in their Lordships' letter [undated], "is not a rule by which to judge of the payments made by virtue of his Majesty's orders, or of his affairs in that Kingdom. ... If his Majesty's legal warrants have been obeyed" ... the writer does "not conceive that a compliance with them ought to carry a reflection upon his servants". ...

... "Every voucher belonging to them is long since delivered & lodged on record in the Exchequer of Ireland". ...


Ossory to Charlemont

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Viscount Charlemont is hereby authorized to give such orders to Major Stewart [in MS.: "Steuart"], and to other officers mentioned in his letter, of the 5th inst, as his Lordship shall think necessary "for the better carrying on of the service against the rebels & Tories". ...


Enclosure 1

Copy of a Letter from Lord Deputy the Earl of Ossory to the Earl of Donegal

Written from: Dublin

Date: [8 September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121


Enclosure 2

Patent by the Earl of Ossory for the removal of one half of Captain Chichester's Company to Omagh

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 3

The like Patent for the removal of one half of Colonel Cooke's Company to Dungannon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Donegal

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 121

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Directs the sending of a Corporal's party for the suppression of certain Rebels and Tories in the county of Tyrone; to be placed under orders of Lord Charlemont.


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 8/18 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 464

Document type: Holograph

The English forces have done exceeding bravely in this Kingdom; and, amongst them, some Irish officers have very well played their parts. In particular, Lieutenant-Colonel Dempsey and Captain Catell, of the Horse; and Captain Roche, of the Foot; whom the writer presumes to recommend to his Grace's favour.


Subjoins 1

Southwell to Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 8/18 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 460-461

Document type: Official Copy

Reports, in detail, what has been done by the writer in respect of the discharge of that part of his 'Instructions', which concerns the discharge of the English Forces, lately serving in Portugal.


Subjoins 2

Southwell to Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 8/18 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 462

Document type: Official Copy

Reports further proceedings concerning (1) ratification of Peace with Spain; (2) Dowry of Queen Consort; (3) Treaty of Commerce.


A Certificate, by Matthew Barry [Clerk of the Privy Council at Dublin?] concerning 'Concordatums', assigned and unassigned, in Ireland

Date: 9 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 352

Document type: Original


Questions propounded by the Commissioners [of Inquiry into the Finance Accounts of Ireland] to Sir Daniel Bellingham

Written from: [London]

Date: 9 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 182-183

[With the Answers.]


Anglesey to Ormond

Written from: Drury Lane [London]

Date: 9 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 441

Document type: Holograph [addressed to Moor Park]

The writer thinks that the business between himself and the Commissioners of Claims is now concluded. He desires earnestly the Duke's return to London, and that he should meet the King on Saturday next.


Petition of Elizabeth Owens, widow of Olwer Owens, [a prisoner for coining false money who died in gaol]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [11 September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 179v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances of petitioner's conviction, with her late husband, of treason for coining; & prays the grant of his Majesty's pardon upon grounds stated.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of Lord Chief Baron Sir John Bysse on the case of Elizabeth Owens aforesaid

Date: 2 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Further and Final Orders by the Earl of Ossory on the Petition & Report above-noticed

Date: 8 December 1668-9 February 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 180r-v

Document type: Copies


Sir Robert Talbot to Ormond

Written from: Marshalsea of the Four Courts, Dublin

Date: 12 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 470

Document type: Apparently, holograph

Particulars of the writer's long imprisonment; of the losses, in estate, sustained by him; and of his position in respect to the proceedings under the Acts of Settlement for Ireland.


Carlingford to Ormond

Written from: Boyle

Date: 12 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 472

Document type: Holograph

With much joy, has received the honour of his Grace's letter of August 15th. ... Has been here for a fortnight. Finds much quiet though little money. Yet, adds the writer, if there were an established settlement, we should quickly grow rich; trade being of late infinitely increased. A Parliament is thought to be the speediest & securest means, few people being certain of what they possess, until confirmed by an Act, the delay whereof is certainly inconvenient. ...


The King to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Date: 12 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 115v

Document type: Breviate

Revokes a letter of August 1668 and confirms previous commands respecting the raising of certain sums of money, due to the Duke of Ormond.


Temple to Ormond

Written from: The Hague

Date: [13]/23 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph

Has not been without his thoughts concerning the means of establishing a trade betwixt Ireland and Holland. ... Will, during his Grace's absence from Dublin, take occasion to impart them from time to time to my Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory]. ...


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 474

Document type: Holograph

Bence, receiver of the year's rent to be levied under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, informs the writer that only about £1100 is yet received thereunder. The people seem to be possessed with an opinion that the moneys will not be levied, nor the penalties exacted. ...

And the 'Books of Valuation' - adds the writer - are not yet completed. ...


Richard Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 September? 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 476

Document type: Holograph

The writer's mother [Lady Ranelagh] tells him that the Vice-Admiralship of Connaught is likely soon to be at the Lord Lieutenant's disposal; Sir Oliver St George being in danger to lose all he has. She has already made an application on the writer's behalf, "having already had a promise given her by his Highness" [Duke of York] of the succession to that office.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 288

Document type: Copy

... It will be time enough to talk of lessening the charge of Ireland, when the possibility of keeping it up shall be less believed than it is. It is long since the thing was proposed to the King, in writing, in case the Revenue could not be raised. But Lord Orrery's undertaking is still on foot. When the vanity of that shall appear, something more solid will take its place. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 608

Document type: Copy

When the Commissioners for inspecting the Irish Revenue Accounts should have done their work, whatever faults they may find in the disposal of the treasure, they will hardly raise by it any money to answer the King's occasions, which was the first ground for the inquisition. ...

Has acquainted the King with that part of the Chancellor's letter which mentions the growth and boldness of Conventicles in Dublin. ... It is his Majesty's pleasure that Mr Banes [so in MS.; probably for "Baines"], in the first place, should be legally proceeded against. ... It may be hoped that others will take so much warning, at least, as to make more modest use of the gentle hand that is held over them. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 610

Document type: Copy

Communicates particulars of the second examination of Sir Daniel Bellingham, before the Commissioners on the Revenue Accounts of Ireland; and also of some other matters of Finance, concerning that Kingdom. ...


A Writer, not herein named, to Countess of Roscommon

Written from: London

Date: 15 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 527

Document type: Original

Sends, in feigned terms, advices in regard to some pending political appointments.


A Paper concerning a private order given [in the King's name] to Sir George Carteret [respecting the payment of £50,000, granted by Parliament to the Duke of Ormond]

Date: 16 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 768

Document type: Copy; in Lane's hand


Ossory to the Mayor and Corporation of Galway

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 122

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends John Shadwell, esquire, for continuance in the office of Recorder there.


Humphrey Sydenham to Thomas Page

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 18 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 486

There is confirmation, from Scotland, of the writer's former informations as to a design by the rebels in Scotland to excite rebellion in this province.

For the information of my Lord Deputy, the writer transmits the advices that have reached him. ...

It would be but a necessary precaution if his Excellency should be pleased to command an additional Company of Foot hither.


Encloses:

Advices concerning preparations to raise a rebellion in the Province of Ulster

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 488

Document type: Copy; in Sydenham's hand

[Addressed to Colonel Humphrey Sydenham, Governor of Carrickfergus.]


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 478

Document type: Holograph

Submits particulars of several pending matters of Finance.


Encloses:

The King to Ormond, and to Thomas, Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Written from: Salisbury

Date: 15 August 1665

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 480

Document type: Copy

Directs that the savings of the Concordatum moneys, in any one year may be applied to the service of subsequent years.


Aungier to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 19 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 180-181

Document type: Copy

Communicates an account received from Sir Daniel Bellingham of his examination by the Commissioners of Inquiry into the management of the Revenue and Treasury affairs of Ireland, during a sitting held in the Lord Orrery's lodgings, and of certain information given by Orrery to the said Commissioners as to corrupt bargains in making certain Treasury payments, and also as to the alleged payment, in Ireland, of £70,000 upon "private warrants". ... Communicates, also, an account given to the writer of a Conference upon the same subject between the King and Lord Anglesey. ...

Adds, in a PS, that Bellingham says "he has been purely my Lord Lieutenant's martyr", for had he listened to Orrery's persuasions, and brought accusations against the Duke & against Lord Anglesey, he would have escaped all trouble. ...


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 482

Document type: Holograph

The Proclamation [for enforcing the proviso of the Settlement Acts concerning payment of certain rents] is now issued. The writer will quicken the Commissioners ... to make their return of the 'Books of Valuation' at the time appointed. Is in hope that the first half year's rent will go near to satisfy his Majesty and the Lord Lieutenant. Has imparted his Majesty's letter to none but my Lord Deputy. ...


Ormond to Kingston

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 612

Document type: Copy

... The intimacy betwixt Lord Orrery & the writer is like to be broken off. His Lordship has not, the writer thinks, behaved as he gave cause to hope that he would. But there is no reason to expect that such a change should make any betwixt Lord Kingston & Lord Orrery. ... All the writer's wish is that he may receive no prejudice, on account of any change that may occur in Lord Orrery's dialect. ...


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 614-615

Document type: Copy

The letter, or order, produced by Sir George Carteret was, the Duke is confident, obtained from the King by surprise, and upon some pretence of great advantage to his Majesty. ... A revocation of it will be sent. ... Particulars of other financial matters and of estate affairs are added. ...


Ormond to Richard Jones

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 616

Document type: Copy

... Does not desire that Sir Oliver St George should be in the Duke [of York]'s displeasure, but if that misfortune shall befall him, there is no man whom the writer would wish should receive advantage from it more readily than Mr Jones. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 618

Document type: Copy

Communicates particulars concerning the valuation of "the year's rents" in Ireland; concerning the warrant obtained from the King, in relation to the sums due to the writer under the Act of Explanation; and also concerning certain pretensions to defalcations from their Farm Rent, advanced by the Farmers of the Irish Customs and Excise. ...


Ossory to the Portreeve of the town of Wicklow

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 122v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning the provision of fire & light, for the guards quartered in Wicklow, & at Blackcastle.


An Acquittance by Philibert, Count of Gramont, for the sum of one thousand pounds sterling, in repayment of a like sum lent by the Count to Sir George Hamilton, the elder

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 90

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 22 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 410

Document type: Holograph

Sir George Rowden [in MS.: "Roiden"] has come over, and has given good hopes that he will be able to apprehend Wallis, and his companions, who were fugitives from Scotland.

Reports have been spread much to the disadvantage of Sir Oliver St George and there are already pretenders to his troop. The writer trusts the reports are false, but, in the event of a vacancy, would ask leave to recommend to the Duke the claims of Lord Mount-Alexander, whose fortune and merit alike plead for him. ...


John Walsh to Duchess of Ormond

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 529

Document type: Holograph; with an endorsement by the Duke of Ormond

Reports a conference accorded to the writer by the Archbishop of Cashel, in relation to certain tithe causes affecting some tenants of the Duke of Ormond. The Archbishop will cause a suspension of the proceedings until the Duke has been fully apprised of the affair.


Petition of Susannah Whalley to the King

Date: [23 September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of the service of petitioner's mother in the Household of King Charles I; and of her late father in law, in the House of Commons of Ireland; and in the Convention of that Kingdom, upon occasion of his Majesty's Restoration; and also particulars of losses sustained in the service of the Crown. ...

Prays for the remission of certain debts, upon bonds now returned into the Exchequer of Ireland, and for the cancelling of the bonds.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 14v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond, upon the Petition to him referred

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

Certifies that "the Petitioner's father-in-law acted a good and eminent part in the Convention of Ireland ... having made the first motion in that Assembly in order to Your Majesty's ... Restoration". Conceives the petitioner to be a very fit object of his Majesty's bounty.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 290

Document type: Copy

All that can be said of the Public is that discontent and despondency were never more high or universal; nor was ever any Court fallen into so much contempt, or governed with so little care to redeem itself. ... For all that the writer can find, justice betwixt man and man, and that upon offenders is well distributed in the Courts of Judicature. But certainly favours, recompenses, & employments are not so. ... The meeting of the Parliament is become dreadful to those who taught it to fly upon Ministers of State. ...


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 86-87

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


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, directing provision, by his Majesty's Harbinger, of a convenient place for Lewis Paschall, child of his Majesty's Kitchen, to keep an Ordinary, for Gentlemen attending the Court, during the present progress

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 8

Document type: Copy


Instructions to Postmasters for the furnishing of horses to Sir Arthur Forbes, and his retinue, on their journey for Ireland, upon his Majesty's service

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 8

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the King in Council [concerning the setting to farm of certain branches of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 372

Document type: Certified Copy


Subjoined thereto is

An Abstract of various branches of the Crown Revenue in Ireland; distinguishing those which it is now purposed to set to farm, and those which the King purposes to retain in his Majesty's own hands

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 374

Document type: Certified Copy [the endorsement bears a date which seems to be erroneous]

With notes upon certain Tenders.


Authority given by the Duke of Ormond to his son, the Earl of Ossory, for the signing and sealing of Leases of his Grace's lands in Ireland, and for livery of seizin thereof

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 25 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7v-8

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Lord Newport

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 7v

Document type: Copy

Is commanded by his Majesty to notify that he intends to be at Audley End, by the 30th of this month, & expects Lord Newport to be there, with his table; Mr Treasurer being employed here, upon Treasury affairs, so that he cannot attend.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 9

Document type: Copy

Submits for his Majesty's signature, the draft of a Letter on behalf of Lord Aungier; creating the town of Longford into a Corporation, and giving leave to make a Deer-park near thereto.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 491

Document type: Holograph

A petition from the '49 men gave the writer a suspicion that the King's order to him was already known to more persons than it should be, but upon examining the Petition - copy of which is herewith enclosed - it seems identical in substance with one that was prepared before his Grace's departure from Ireland. ...

The new Petition is to be taken into consideration on Friday next. ...

Sir Daniel Bellingham has put many obstructions in the way of the writer's due passing of his Accounts. ...


Encloses:

Petition to the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland from Officers & others, serving in his Majesty's Army of that Kingdom prior to June 1649

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 491

Document type: Copy [misbound]


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 493

Document type: Holograph

Has not any great apprehensions of any sudden design against the Government here. But sees, from a letter received from the Bishop of Down, that there are [in Ulster] great & unusual meetings of Scottish Presbyterians, continuing all night. They take the 'Covenant', but that they intend more, the writer cannot as yet believe. ...

Mr Baynes [in MS.: "Banes"] has preached his farewell sermon [at Dublin] intending to go, for a time, into England. ... "His last discourse was this: 'That, altho' God did, for some time, afflict His chosen people, yet it would not be long. He would visit them again in His mercy. And ... their redemption drew near' "; and he [the Preacher] bid them to expect it. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 669

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

William Powell and John Thompson have a grant, in reversion, of the office of the Clerk of the Crown in the County of Kildare, & in other Counties of the Province of Leinster, according to the tenour of the grant of the office aforesaid, formerly made to Alexander Eustace, and Thomas Eustace, to begin from & after the next avoidance, by the death of Thomas Clerke, present patentee thereof, or otherwise.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 671-672

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The town of Longford, in the county of Longford, to be a free borough & Corporation ... "for the better encouragement of Our English Protestant subjects to settle themselves therein" ... and to be called the Borough & Town of Longford. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 292

Document type: Copy

Lord Arlington easily obtained from the King an order herewith enclosed & directed to Sir George Carteret, by which a former order he carried with him to stop the payment of moneys due to the Duke is revoked. ...

The King gave many assurances that he could not have done so unkind a thing ... knowingly; and so this matter is ended ... to the trouble, it is believed, of those who suggested it. ...


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 620

Document type: Copy

By this post, Sir George Carteret will receive the original of the King's order (of which a copy is sent herewith) revoking that which Sir George carried with him in prejudice of the payments due to the writer ... who can make no use of the money, now obtainable, other than to satisfy his debts (1) to Sir Robert Vyner; (2) to Sir Daniel Bellingham. ...


Encloses:

The King to Carteret

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 622

Document type: Copy

Revokes the Order of August 1st, relating to certain conditions of the disposal of moneys to be raised, under Act of Parliament, in Ireland.


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 624

Document type: Copy

The King's pleasure, directed to Carteret, is, by this post, sent to the Lord Deputy Ossory. The writer doubts not that Sir George will now readily improve to his, the writer's, best advantage, the liberty so given. ...


The King to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 710

Document type: Original

An Order of the 1st August in respect to the distribution of a certain sum of £300,000, to be raised in Ireland, which order conflicts with previous commands for the receiving, by James, Duke of Ormond, of a sum of £50,000 thereout, is now revoked, so far forth as may concern sums so "pre-appointed or granted by way of preference", to the Duke aforesaid; and such pre-appointment is hereby confirmed, and kept in force.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 88

Document type: Copy

Arlington has obtained from the King orders to Sir George Carteret to surcease the execution of certain directions he carried with him "to stop the payment of money due", to the Duke, by the Act of Settlement.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 88

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


An Order by the King, in Council [concerning the Farming of the Customs, and of certain other branches of the Revenue of Ireland]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 372

Document type: Certified Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 86-87

Document type: Copy

As to public affairs, discontent and despondency were never higher or more universal; nor ever any Court so far fallen to so much contempt. Justice betwixt man and man, indeed, and that upon offenders, is well distributed in the Courts of Judicature. But certainly favours, recompenses, employments, are not so. As to private affairs, the King had been persuaded by the Duke's enemies, that he had not served his Majesty in Ireland with the care & thrift needed. And the King may have been drawn into some promise not to admit of the Duke's return. In the end, his enemies will be found to be also the King's enemies.

[Life, 3, App.]


Petition of Sir William Haward, knight, Augustus Briggs, and others, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward

Date: [28 September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 16v

Document type: Copy

Recite an Order made by his Grace, upon a former petition, containing a plaint of debt against John Clements, and also its service upon the defendant.

Pray for license to sue the defendant, at common law.


Annexed:

An Order upon this Petition, as prayed for

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 16v

Document type: Copy


Page to [Lane?]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 490

Document type: Original

The intelligence from Carrickfergus now transmitted came to the present writer's hands on the 28th inst.


Subjoins:

[A Correspondent, not herein named] [probably Colonel Humphrey Sydenham] to [ Page]

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 25 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 490

Document type: Original

The Covenant hath been taken, generally, in the baronies of Dunluce, Currie, Kilconway, and Glenarme.

The rebels spread a report of the King's sickness, which is seconded out of Scotland.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 294

Document type: Copy

Captain Ross [bearer of this letter] goes to Ireland for the service of Lady Muskery. ...

... He is recommended for favour & dispatch in his just pretensions, which limitation he himself gives to his desires, & to the writer's interposition.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 626

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning (1) the moneys due to the Duke under the 'Act of Explanation'; and (2) the making of a new contract for letting the prize-wines of Ireland.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 626v

Document type: Copy

Major Deane has, since the writing of the Duke's former letter, spoken to him about a desire, on behalf of himself & partners, farmers of the Irish Customs, to deal for a lease of the Prize-Wines, if still unlet. He says that he once took them at £2,400, but lost £800; and will not, therefore, venture above £1,600 now. This is a great fall; and if once submitted to, it may prove hard to get more thereafter. ... But, possibly, he may be willing, on reasonable terms, to advance the money ... here. ...


Ormond to Cooke

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 628

Document type: Copy

... The writer is the unfittest man in the world to propose ... [that leave of absence from the Court of Claims which] may, by the wilfulness of Colonel Cooke's brethren, give interruption to the Settlement. ... The Colonel must get the Duke of Albemarle to persuade the King how hurtful his absence may be to Lord Norreys, and how useful to his Majesty's affairs. ...


The Council to the Marquess of Worcester

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 215

Document type: Original [10 signatures]

Have sent directions to the High Sheriff of his Lordship's County of Hereford, as to municipal elections, under the Act for Corporations. Ask for his Lordship's vigilant observation & report how the Cities & Corporations of that Shire "behave themselves in this particular".


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 12v

Document type: Copy [the enclosure is not here copied]

Sends an enclosed letter [from the King], on behalf of Sir Amos Meredith, for whom care is to be taken "that his Majesty's grace and bounty may be made effectual".


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 12v

Document type: Copy

The enclosure is from Mr Howard, Lord Almoner to the Queen. Order is to be given for releasing the person therein named, upon security given for his departing the Kingdom within two months.


Annexed:

Request to the Duke of Ormond for the release (from imprisonment in Dublin) of Father Christopher Farrell, upon payment of the ordinary fees

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 12v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

A petition of Isabella Ennis is sent herewith. Its contents are to be examined & considered by his Majesty's learned counsel in Ireland, in order that his Majesty may be certified of their opinion


Ormond to the King

Date: 29 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 532

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Has considered the petition of the Lord Viscount Iveagh in relation to an estate in Ireland therein mentioned, in accordance with His Majesty's command.

Is of opinion that the King may gratify Lord Iveagh "with a proportion of the said estate", in such a measure & manner as to his Majesty's wisdom may seem befitting.


Ormond to Sir John Shaw

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

Recommends Captain James Fitzgerald - who was wounded in his Majesty's service - for some employment under the Commissioners of the Customs.


Ormond to his son Lord John Butler

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

James Handiside, who has served for several years in the Guard of Battleaxes, is to be admitted into the Lord Lieutenant's Troop of Lifeguards of Horse.


Anglesey to the King

Written from: London

Date: 30 September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 217, fol(s). 447

Document type: Copy; endorsed, by the Duke of Ormond, with the date of his delivery [3 October] of the original to the King "at Saxham" [apparently Saxham Hall, the seat, in Suffolk, of Lord Crofts]

Submits a statement of differences which have arisen between the Earl, and the Commissioners of Claims in Ireland under the Acts of Settlement and of Explanation. Prays the King to order the delivery by the Commissioners to the Earl of a Copy of their recent Report.


Memorandum, by Sir George Lane, on questions affecting Land-Claims in Ireland pending between the Lord Viscount Iveagh and the Earl of Anglesey

Date: [30?] September 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 533v

Document type: Original; endorsed on verso


A Breviate of Alexander van Fernenbergh's [Observations] touching the Manufactures of each place he passed through, in Flanders and Holland

Date: [September 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 497-498

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Lane

To James, Duke of Ormond.


A Note of several Papers [on the Revenue and Finance of Ireland] delivered to the Earl of Anglesey [Vice-Treasurer of that Kingdom] by the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury

Date: September [day not named] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 642

Document type: [The title cited is from Lane's endorsement of this paper.]


Joseph Deane to [Sir George Lane?]

Written from: London

Date: September [the day not filled in] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 327

Document type: Original; without address or endorsement

At the meeting of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, held at my Lord Orrery's, "there were two new parties that made proposals for the revenue of Ireland ... namely, Hanway ... a Solicitor in Cases of Excise for the Brewers of Dublin ... and ... Tanner ... [who] ... was concerned in the late plot at Dublin for Dr Gorges [in MS.: "Goorge", Gorges, it will be remembered, was Agent for the Duke of York] and Mr Muschamp". ...


Ormond to Arlington

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 687

Document type: Holograph-Minute

States the circumstances of the Grant, in the Act of Settlement, of £50,000 [in part payment of the debt due by the Crown, for the Duke's services in Ireland]; and the King's declaration as to the mode of payment thereof.

... States also that, in reliance on just payment, the Duke took up a sum of £35,000 at 10 per cent interest, in the year 1665 ... and the terms of the composition eventually made for the Grant aforesaid. ... In case the money due be not speedily received, "or interest for it, until it shall be paid, the conclusion will be that I", the Duke, will "have parted with £30,000 a year, for nothing". ...


A Memorial addressed to the King of Great Britain, by the channel of his Ambassador at the Court of Madrid, on the affairs of the English Consulate in the Western Isles, by Geffrai Cobbs

Written from: [Lisbon]

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 75, fol(s). 605

Document type: Original

[This Memorial relates in part to the commercial and political concerns of the settlement at Tangier, and was presented to Lord Sandwich at Lisbon on October 1st 1668.]

Portuguese.


Pedigrees of the Families of Dacre; of Clifford (Earls of Cumberland); of Wharton, and of other northern Families

Date: 1 October [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 410

"Taken from my Lady Pembroke [Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery] at Skipton, Oct. 1 16[68?]".

[By Philip, Lord Wharton.]


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy, concerning the pursuit, apprehension, and due prosecution, of "several loose persons who rob and spoil the peaceable inhabitants and travellers", in the province of Leinster

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 76v-77

Document type: Copy


Dr De La Fontaine to Ormond

Written from: [London?]

Date: 2 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 464-465

Document type: Original [unsigned]

Submits some proposals with reference to the settlement of certain French emigrants in his Grace's town of Carrick.

French.


Subjoins:

Propositions submitted to the Duke of Ormond, in relation to the Establishment, in his town of Carrick, of certain French Protestant Refugees

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 468-471

Document type: Original

French.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 495-496

Document type: Holograph

Reports the provision made for six months' pay to the Army. ... Certain troops - herein enumerated - are paid to the last day of June. ...

"The country is full of complaints that the farmers of Hearth-money & Inland Excise are not only very backward to comply with assignments, but that they take money ... upon pretence of advances when in fact the money is due. Nor are the Customers free from such reports." ...

"The Farmers of the Customs detain in their hands, for defalcation, about £35,000 - a sum considerable enough to induce the speedy & effectual conclusion of the Commission to examine their pretensions." ...


Certificate of the taking of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, by Nicholas Richardson, Mayor-Elect of the City of Durham

Written from: Durham

Date: 4 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 258v


Ormond to the Deputy Lieutenants of Somersetshire

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 5 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 16v

Document type: Copy

Encloses a letter from the Lords of the Council containing his Majesty's pleasure concerning persons to be admitted to offices in Corporations. Care is to be taken for the punctual observance of these directions, and due return to be made.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 501

Document type: Holograph

His Majesty's commands of September 26 & His Grace's letter of like date are both received. The present writer will use his endeavours to render the King's bounty effectual, & not to disappoint the confidence the Lord Lieutenant is pleased to place in him.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Newmarket

Date: 6 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 51, fol(s). 431

Document type: Copy

Requests that leave may be obtained for Sir Daniel Bellingham's return to Ireland. His affairs are in danger of ruin by his longer detention. And accounts long since delivered cannot be changed by his going thither. ...


Ossory to Sir George St George [Lieutenant of Lord Ossory's Troop]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 6 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 122v

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A Petition which concerns Thomas Bedborough, quartermaster of the Lord Deputy's own Troop of Horse, is to be communicated to the said Quartermaster that he may either give due satisfaction or be made answerable in course of law.


Encloses:

Petition of Katherine Mainwaring to the Earl of Ossory

Date: [September] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 122v

Has causes of suit against Thomas Bedborough. ... Prays for the Earl's license to prosecute him by due course of law.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 412

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Duke for accounts of affairs, both public and private, which have been brought to Lord Ossory by Sir Arthur Forbes.

Has referred, for due investigation, certain criminations and recriminations which have been made between the Governor of Londonderry and the inhabitants of that town. The hearing will take place at the beginning of Term. Would be glad of the Duke's instructions, should the event shew that Gorges is unfit to be continued in his command.

Adds some notices of other affairs, military and civil. ...


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 7 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 414-415

Document type: Holograph

In the event of the Government of Ireland being put into other hands [than those of the Duke, his father] the writer desires that he may "have liberty of retiring, for a year; by which time", he adds, "there may happen such changes, as that those in favour in both Kingdoms may not be so averse to our family as they are at present".

Mentions the rumours communicated to the writer by Sir A. Forbes as to the persons (including the writer himself) who are, it is thought, likely to be put into a Commission for the government of Ireland, under new conditions; a scheme of government, "by plurality of voices", which, as far as the writer is advised of it, is of small promise for the future.


Richard Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 499

Document type: Holograph

Is not a little afflicted that his name has been used in seeking the place of Vice-Admiral of Connaught [then filled by Sir Oliver St George]. ...

It is, at least, very hardy to seek after any man's employment, before he be condemned ... by those who ought properly to judge him. ...

Is sure that Lord Orrery hath been long obliged to the Lord Lieutenant's charity in that his Grace hath not till now declared his dissatisfaction with Lord Orrery's behaviour. His Grace is also both just, and kind, in thinking that some of Orrery's relations do approve neither his dissembling principles, nor his ungrateful practices. ...


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Audley Inn [Audley End]

Date: 9 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 46, fol(s). 635

Document type: Holograph

Forgot, when waiting upon the Duke yesterday, to mention the receipt of the letter in favour of Sir Daniel Bellingham, whose new petition is now, by his Majesty's command, referred to the Commissioners of Revenue for Ireland.

His Majesty desires the Duke's presence here, to advise upon an important affair - for which the Duke of Buckingham is also warned.


Colonel Richard Lawrence to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 503

Document type: Original

Has prepared for the Lord Lieutenant an account of his proceedings at Chapel-Izod which Sir George Lane is solicited to submit when he shall observe his Grace to be conveniently at leisure.


Commission, by the Earl of Ossory, to Mark Trevor, to be Lieutenant of the troop of horse under command of Viscount Dungannon, [the said lieutenancy being] void by the death of Oliver Cromwell, late Lieutenant to the said troop

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 10 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 113

Document type: Breviate


Major Deane's [Proposal], with the several offers made for the Revenue of Ireland; at my Lord of Orrery's

Date: 12 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 325-326

Document type: Imperfect

Given me [James, Duke of Ormond] 12 October 1668.


Humphrey Taylor's Proposal [on the same subject]

Date: 12 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 325-326

Document type: Minute; in Ormond's hand


Minutes of the Proposals of Messrs Hanway [written by Ormond "Hanwey"; cf. fol. 329] and Tanner, on the same subject

Date: 12 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 325-326

Document type: Also in Ormond's hand


Petition of Edward, Earl of Meath, to the Duke of Ormond [or Earl of Ossory]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [14 October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Richard Jones, esquire [an Officer of his Majesty's Army of Ireland]. ...

With prayer for license to proceed against him, by due course of law, notwithstanding his military capacity.


Appended:

An Order by the Lord Deputy, Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition above-recited

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy


Petition of Robert, Lord Mandeville - one of the Lords of his Majesty's Bedchamber - to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [14 October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copies, & Breviate

In like terms, and to like effect, with the Petition of Edward, Earl of Meath, calendared above.

[With the Order thereupon.]


Constable of Castile to Ormond

Written from: Mechlin

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 507

Document type: Original

Her Majesty the Queen having been pleased to entrust the writer with the Government of these Provinces [the Spanish Netherlands], he deems it his duty to impart that appointment to the Duke of Ormond, entreating his Grace to believe that the greatest pleasure this difficult post can bring to him is the opportunity it may afford of rendering some service to the Duke ... of whose good will to the Spanish nation the Count of Molina has given particular assurance; as also of the zeal the Earl of Ossory has generously & repeatedly shewn to promote its interests. ...

French.


Downing to Lane

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 517

Document type: Original

The Commissioners of the Treasury desire to be furnished with a copy of the Duke of Ormond's late letter to the Council of Ireland, directing them to permit the Farmers of the tonnage upon French shipping to collect that duty.


Cardinal Rospigliosi to the titular Archbishop of Armagh [Reilly]

Written from: Rome

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 334

Document type: Translation [by Walsh]

If there had been in Ireland a man even but lightly conversant in the style of the Roman Court, and of Pontifical Briefs, he might presently have convicted of falsity the documents lately sent hither. ... Trusts that so great a scandal is already taken away.


Lord Deputy & Council of Ireland to Ormond

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 206

Document type: Original [with ten signatures]

Letters addressed by the Deputy & Council to the Lords of the Council in England are herewith communicated.


Enclose:

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

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 204

Document type: Original [with nine signatures]

In obedience to their Lordships' commands, copies of certain accounts of the Kingdom of Ireland are now submitted.

A Book containing a State of the Revenue of the said Kingdom in 1636 is returned herewith.


Observations on a Writing entitled: A Short State of his Majesty's Affairs in Ireland, since his Restoration

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 422-424

Document type: Original; endorsed, in part by Sir P. Davys; in part, by Sir G. Lane

(Received 25 November, 1668.)

[With some additions and interlineations in Sir Paul Davys' hand.]


Ossory to the Lord Mayor & Corporation of Dublin

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 123

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Instructions concerning certain necessary improvements at St Stephen's Green.


Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 505

Document type: Holograph

Submits to his Grace some further particulars concerning concordatum moneys, supplementary to those contained in his former letter of September 19. ...

Sir Robert Meredith died this evening.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 630

Document type: Copy

Approves Captain Mathew's proposal to undertake to collect Milo [Power]'s money, although at the loss he mentions. Hopes that money may come in to answer debts, & that the Duke be not put to the employment of it for expenses.

If rumours be true, & some men's endeavours prevail, he will not have long to depend upon his entertainments. ...

Adds particulars of some other matters of estate and finance.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 416

Document type: Holograph

Sir Paul Davys has undertaken to prepare an exact account of certain portions of the Revenue, in relation to which the Duke conferred recently with the King.

The writer has ordered a warrant for passing a grant by Letters Patent of the office, now void by the death of Sir Robert Meredith, to Mr Jones, who has carried himself with fidelity, and whose abilities would fit him for a higher station.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 630

Document type: Copy [written as a Postscript to the letter from Ormond to Mathew of October 17]

Has received from the Count of Grammont the enclosed discharge for the £1,000, lent by him to the writer's brother [Sir George] Hamilton.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 632

Document type: Copy

... It is not strange that the Nonconformists in the North of Ireland, where they are most numerous & united, should assume more boldness in their meetings than in other places. But if it shall appear that their confidence is such as to revive ... the old Covenant ... remissness ... towards them may prove very inconvenient. ... If not roundly & speedily brought to justice, they will conclude that either they are feared, or that those who have power ... to restrain them are stupidly negligent, or miraculously infatuated. ...


Ormond to Lord Andover

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 634

Document type: Original; with seal

Will. Sydenham tells the writer that his Lordship, when last in town, was pleased to inquire where the Duke was. He can answer that, setting duty apart, he was where he cannot have so much pleasure, as he should have in his Lordship's conversation. His days of hunting are wearing out apace, & those of talking (said to be the old man's exercise) grow on as fast. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 636-637

Document type: Copy

... Of the writer's particular concernment in the money assigned to the Officers of 1649, he will say no more than that he is willing to leave his share of the reward to ... those who have [laboured] or shall labour [in the prosecution of the claim]. ...

Adds, at great length, particulars concerning (1) the Financial Accounts and procedure of Ireland; (2) the tenders for the Farming of certain branches of the King's Revenue of Ireland.


Encloses:

Humphrey Taylor's Proposals [for Farming certain branches of the Revenue of Ireland]

Date: [19 October 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 638

Document type: Copy


Ossory to Charlemont

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 123

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further instructions concerning prosecution of Tories & Rebels in Tyrone.


Enclosure 1

A List of certain Companies of Foot, quartered in Ulster; & available for service, in Tyrone &c.

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 123v

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

Warrant to the Lord Viscount Charlemont, for the sending of certain soldiers to the house of the Lord Viscount Massareene at Antrim

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 144, fol(s). 123v

Document type: Copy


Barrymore to Ormond

Written from: Castle Lyons

Date: 20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 534

Document type: Holograph

States the writer's interest, by assignment, in certain grants made to the late Sir William Reeves, one of the Judges of Ireland, in consideration of his public services. Requests the Duke's direction, in due time, as to the payment out of the Revenue of Ireland of the sums granted as aforesaid.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for William Smith to be Marshal of the Hall in Extraordinary

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 16v

Document type: Breviate


Certificate of the Election of Richard Murphy, M.D., as Fellow of the College of Physicians of Dublin

Written from: College of Physicians [Dublin]

Date: 21 October 1668

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

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Latin.


Annexed:

Confirmation, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland, of the Election certified as above

Date: 28 October 1668

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

Document type: Copy


Petition of Captain James Fitzgerald to the King

Date: [23 October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 17v

Document type: Copy

Recites particulars of service in Ireland, and at sea.

Prays for his Majesty's order for the grant to petitioner of a tidewaiter's place in one of the ports of Ireland.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference of this Petition to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Duke of Ormond on the Petition so referred

Date: [October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy

Certifies the faithful service of petitioner to the King, and to his Royal Father, in which he lost the use of his right hand.

He is deserving of the King's recommendation of his desire to the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland.


Notes, taken by the Earl of Anglesey, 23 October, 1668, concerning the Concordatums [charged upon the Revenue of Ireland]

Date: 23 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 538

Document type: Apparently, original?; endorsed by Lane


Observations [by Francis Aungier, Earl of Longford] upon Mr Matthew Barry's [Clerk of the Privy Council] 'Abstract of the Concordatums' [of Ireland]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 539

Document type: Holograph; undated, but apparently of like date, or very nearly, with the preceding; endorsed by Longford


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Stanhope House

Date: 24 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 295-296

Document type: Copy

Communicates in detail the particulars of the endeavours now used to induce the King to alter the government of Ireland. ... One proposal is to join some persons with Lord Ossory to govern the Kingdom [as Lords Justices] during the writer's absence; leaving to him "the name, powers, and appointments of Lieutenant".

... The Lord Keeper [Bridgman] named this to him, "not as a thing resolved on, but as an expedient ... to meet with what he (the Lord Keeper) owns he believes to be for the King's service, and to save my interest & reputation, which, I think, they have not yet prevailed with the King absolutely to abandon". ...

"After I shall have said what may be fit for me, to prevent the change, without effect, I will submit to it with all the alacrity I can put on, without shewing that I find the design - however disguised - is first to unfasten me, & then to lay me totally aside ... and after the Council shall so far prevail as to take ... [away] shew as well as substance, I would carry myself still after the same manner." ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Stanhope House

Date: 24 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 89-90

Document type: Copy

Those who manage affairs desire, evidently, to effect a change in the Government of Ireland. They now suggest the adjunction of Justices to Ossory as Deputy, leaving to the Duke the nominal Lieutenancy. The design is now to unfasten; and then, presently, to lay him totally aside. If they succeed in persuading the King, the Duke will submit "with all the alacrity he can put on".

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Stanhope House

Date: 24 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 89-90

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


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 309-314

Document type: Holograph

Continues the account formerly given by the writer of transactions, debates and intrigues, amongst the Roman Catholics of Ireland, clerical and lay, and more particularly of those connected with the preparation of the 'Remonstrance'; with its reception; and with the dissensions thence arising.

Notices the collection and translation of the papers connected with this affair [chiefly written at Rome, Brussels, Ypres, Mechlin and Paris, and, for the most part already calendared as part of this collection] which have been transmitted for the Duke's information.


P. Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 307-308

Document type: Holograph

Wrote formerly, by two several channels, to His Grace on the subject of Mr Adam Powil, but has not yet been favoured with any reply. Has endeavoured to obtain access to my Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory] but perceives him to be very shy, and evidently to presuppose that "the particulars of such affairs" [as those, namely, concerning which the writer desired to communicate with his Lordship] would prove "tedious to his Excellency", unversed as he must be, in the intrigues of such men as those with whom the writer has to deal.


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 519

Document type: Holograph

Yesterday, the writer's accounts were passed, although some difficulties had been made concerning certain payments which were "besides the Establishment".

Has pressed the completion of the 'Books of Valuation'.

Adds some particulars as to allowances made, by way of defalcation of rent, to the Farmers of the Customs of Ireland.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 26 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy

Cary Dillon is to have the place of Surveyor General of the Excise [in Ireland] now void by the death of Mr Thomas Tucker. ...


Sir Paul Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 381

Document type: Holograph

Supplies particulars of warrants issued for payments by concordatum in Ireland, during his Grace's Lieutenancy.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 418-419

Document type: Holograph

Lord Orrery's vanity has created so much insolence of behaviour upon the part of "his people" that, in the writer's opinion, it is necessary to make an example "of some of the most considerable". An account of the particulars of the conduct complained of is transmitted herewith.

Notices applications for a reduction of quit-rents upon certain lands, granted under the provisions of the recent Acts of Parliament; and desires instructions thereupon.

The Vice-Treasurer of Ireland (who has deserved well of the Government) has represented to the writer that his predecessors in that office have usually had the command of a troop. Lord Ossory does not doubt that the Duke will take occasion to recommend him to the King's favour.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Stanhope House

Date: 28 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 297

Document type: Copy

... Has received certain Revenue accounts, which, had they come sooner, might have added weight to the reasons for which, it is said, Lord Anglesey is to be suspended from the execution of his office here, or else have mitigated the resolution against him. ...

Adds some particulars concerning Army affairs. ...


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 28 October/7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 541

Document type: Holograph

If his Majesty will not treat with the Prince [afterwards John II] [?Pedro] as he is [the meaning is, "without the title of King"; he refused, it seems, the title, whilst exercising the power, of King, until his brother's death], the business of the intended treaty is out of doors.

As to the Queen's portion, the writer can soon procure a declaration from the Court that they will pay what is due, when they can afford it. But if he is to wait for the money, more would be gotten by condemning him to the Mines.


Subjoins 1

Southwell to Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 24 October/3 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 539-540

Document type: Official Copy

Relates various incidents of the late revolution of government at this Court. ...

Describes the respective careers of Alfonso de Melo, an ecclesiastic, and of D. Francisco de Melo. ...

Adds the purport of recent advices received, at this Court, from Goa.


Subjoins 2

Southwell to Arlington

Date: 27 September/6 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 543-544

Document type: Official Copy [misbound]

Gives particulars concerning the late nomination of Bishops at this Court.

Has this day discoursed with his Highness on the two points (I) the Treaty [of Commerce]; (II) the Dowry.

It is the writer's endeavour to sweeten the latter demand, to the best of his power, on account of the Portuguese horror of poverty now increased by the Dutch menaces.


Subjoins 3

Southwell to Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 10/20 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 545-546

Document type: Official Copy

... The Prince has resolved upon an accommodation with Holland. The Salt of Setuval is destined for the satisfaction of the sum which is first to be paid.

But, as something is expected, through the intervention of England & France, in the way of mitigation of the [Dutch] demands, the matter is not to be closed, definitively. ...

Lieutenant Colonel Rumsey will present this letter. He has carefully delivered the English soldiers at Tangier.


Subjoins 4

Southwell to Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 26 October/7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 547-548

Document type: Copy

Supposes that the reception in England of Abres, Envoy from this Court, and the acceptance of his Credentials, will diminish the difficulties in the way of the writer's negotiations here.

Adds particulars as to the form of address used to the Prince-Regent by other Courts ... and of Conferences, by the writer, with S. Romano & other Ministers.

The great men who were imprisoned, or banished (at the time of the writer's arrival), on suspicion of intelligence with Castel-Melhor, are now returned, & have been received at Court. ... The Count himself is passed into Italy.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 514-515

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some particulars as to the reception, by certain of the Romanist clergy in Ireland, of the 'Remonstrance' [drawn up F. Peter Walsh]; and also as to the proceedings of the Presbyterians and other Nonconformists in that Kingdom. ...

Adds a report of various matters concerning the putting into execution of the Land 'Settlement Act', and of the 'Act of Explanation', therein.


Petition of David Kennedy to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 167v

Document type: Copy

Recites long service to the King's Majesty; imprisonment and other sufferings endured by reason of petitioner's loyalty; removal, by order of Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond, from Lord John Butler's Troop of Horse into his Grace's Life-guard; and outstanding arrears of pay due to him therein.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 167v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report, by Sir Abraham Yarner, Muster-Master-General upon the service of David Kennedy aforesaid, & upon arrears due

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [October?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 167v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order, by the Earl of Ossory; allowing the Pay claimed as above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 167v

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon occasion of certain differences relating to rank and precedence, existing in the Garrison of Limerick between Colonel Randal Clayton, and Captain Sir William King, both now Captains of foot companies, in the Garrison aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 79v-80

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 30 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 639

Document type: Copy

Affairs of estate and personal finance. Settlements upon Lord Arran.


An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, for stopping the pay-warrants of certain officers and others of the Army, who stand indebted to Sir George Lane, Secretary at War, for the fees due upon licenses of absence, until such fees be satisfied

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 79

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 31 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 301

Document type: Copy

... What has befallen Lord Anglesey renders it the more difficult to separate the writer & his place, without some reflection upon him; which, he hopes, is considered & will be avoided. ...

Notices some matters of military service; a question arising concerning the extent of Lord Orrery's commission as Governor of the Castle of Limerick; and a report which has reached the writer of the existence of a Jesuit school at Kilkenny, over against that founded by himself. ...


Ormond to Conway

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 31 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 641

Document type: Copy

Desires to know what passed betwixt Lord Orrery and Sir James Shaen, concerning a mysterious "£10,000 which my Lord Orrery ... had obtained [for the Duke] from the King soon after his Majesty's Restoration".

States the extent of his own knowledge of Sir James Shaen's affirmations, and Lord Orrery's denials on this subject.


Arlington to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 31 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 116-117

Document type: Holograph

The present post will carry to Lord Ossory the news of the suspension of Lord Anglesey "from the execution of his place of Treasurer of the Navy, and of the giving it to Sir Thomas Littleton, & Sir Thomas Osborne".

Lords Orrery and Berkeley are desirous to prevail on the King to keep the Duke of Ormond in England, and to appoint Lords Justices for Ireland; a proposition which the Duke dislikes. There has been much talk of the thing, and it may take effect; but, as yet, no resolution has been arrived at.


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 315

Document type: Holograph

Has received information of certain designs which are on foot in the county of Wexford. Suggests the preparation of a Bill, giving power to the Lord Lieutenant to banish out of the King's dominions [Romish] clergymen "suspected" of seditious practices.


A Brief of what was in debate [upon certain questions of Tithe] between the Lord Archbishop of Cashel and Mr Walsh

Date: October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 531

Document type: Original; endorsed, by Lane, as received on October 6


Laurence to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [October?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 521

Document type: Original

Being hopeless of having the satisfaction of his Grace's presence, here before the next Spring, the writer - though conscious of the great & weighty affairs that claim the Lord Lieutenant's attention [in England] - thinks it his duty to submit some statement of the progress made with the Manufactory, to be established by his Grace at Chapel-Izod.


Subjoins:

Report upon the Linen and Cloth Manufactory, about to be established at Chapel-Izod, near Dublin: "(1) as to Buildings; (2) as to the Undertaking itself"

Date: October 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 521

Document type: Original

By R. Laurence. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.


Mr Page [one of the Duke of Ormond's Secretaries] to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: [October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 164

Document type: Original

Reports what passed in a conference with "an ancient friend" of the writer, concerning certain proffers made to him, indirectly, at the instance of the Earl of Orrery.


[An Account of the] Present Establishment [Civil and Juridical] of Ireland

Date: [October 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 218-220


An Account of Pensions, charged upon the Civil List of Ireland

Date: [October 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 219


Abstracts of the Public Expenditure, upon the Civil List of Ireland, in the years 1629 and 1668, respectively; shewing the comparative cost of each branch of service, civil & juridical, with the amount of increase or decrease thereunder during the interval of forty-eight years

Date: [October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 220

Document type: Original


[An Abstract of] Moneys paid, since 1662, by Warrants from his Majesty, and from the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland, and not in [i.e. entered on] the Establishment

Date: [October] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 221

Document type: Original


George Mathew to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 529-530

Document type: Holograph

Personal and family affairs. Proceedings of matters of estate & financial business.


Ormond to Colonel Laurence [described by the Duke, in his letter to Sir George Carteret of like date, as "one Colonel Richard Laurence, an upholster in Dublin"]

Written from: London

Date: 3 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 643

Document type: Copy

Answers certain Proposals, received from Colonel Laurence, concerning the new manufacture at Chapel-Izod, together with an account of works & buildings there.

Desires that Colonel Laurence will discourse of the matter at large with Sir George Carteret, who ... is willing to promote the undertaking. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Hampton Court

Date: 3 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 645

Document type: Copy

Asks his correspondent "to call upon Laurence, to give ... an account, not only of the money he has received [on the score of the Chapel-Izod manufactory] but of the laying of it out, and in what state the works and buildings now are wherein Baxter, my Comptroller, will give you good assistance". ...


Encloses:

A State of the new Linen-Manufactory, of Chapel-Izod, near Dublin ...

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 645

Document type: Copy


A Return of the several sorts of Arms, and Ammunition, remaining in the several stores of Ireland, 3 November 1668

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 608

Document type: Original


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 531

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Particulars of certain payments for the public service of Ireland, which are "charged under the title of 'Concordatums' but which according to the Auditor's observations in the margins are not properly belonging to that head".


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the appointment of various persons as Yeomen-porters, and Groom-porters, of the King's Gate

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 17

Document type: Breviates (four warrants)


Ormond to Captain George Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 17

Document type: Copy

Encloses a paper received from Sir Robert Parkhurst, who says that he formerly treated with the Duke's Commissioners for the sale of the interest therein mentioned for £1,100. Desires to know if the state of affairs will permit the purchase of the thing.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the admission of John Rawkins to the place of youngest Groom-porter of his Majesty's Gate in Extraordinary, upon the next vacancy

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 5 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 25v

Document type: Copy


Conway to Ormond

Written from: Ragley

Date: 6 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 533

Document type: Holograph

Has the honour of his Grace's commands concerning certain sums of money, "which my Lord of Orrery thought had been long since paid" to his Grace. ... Did not hear Lord Orrery deny anything "that he had formerly said", to the writer, of it; but he could not remember the Fund "upon which it was placed". ...


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 535

Document type: Holograph

Reports some further particulars concerning the Commission for examining the demands of the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 537

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Deputy, as the writer believes, intends to bring before the Council Board the late informations, concerning the irregular meetings held by the Presbyterians in the North [of Ireland]. ...

It would probably further the work, & also contribute to the quiet of the country, if the Lord Lieutenant would procure a list of the names, and quality, of those who fled from Scotland, after the defeat of the last insurrection there. ...


Ormond to Mr Page

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy

It is impossible to judge whether what Mr Page's friend can do may be trivial or of moment - of great or of little use - unless it were known what he is able to prove; and perhaps upon [so in this copy] that may depend the success or failure of the Earl of Orrery's designs. ...

What they are, more than to raise his credit in Ireland, by magnifying his power here, the Duke cannot yet discover. But, unless he is much mistaken, the disguises under which Lord Orrery covers his actings begin to fail him, and will at length, leave him a detected juggler. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 303

Document type: Copy

Of all the informations given ... in reproach of the writer's government, that of Halsey seems to be the most malicious, & to lie clearest in proof [so in MS.]. ...

Gives some directions for the inquiry & other proceedings to be taken thereupon. ...

Notices some allegations concerning the Earl of Orrery. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 647

Document type: Copy

Has received his Grace's letter of 24th October. ...

As to the sectaries in the North [of Ireland], and the boldness they assume, it is possible that upon proceeding brusquely with their brethren they may cool in their confidence, & save the labour of taking the same course with them. What the refractory Irish Clergy discourse of the French King's assurances in Scotland is not the more credible for their saying it. ... It is very like they may give it out to encourage & dispose their own ignorant followers to rebellion by promising them so great a diversion of the King's power as that would be. ...

Adds some particulars concerning the procedure of the Commissioners under the Settlement Act.


Ormond to [Mathew]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 649

Document type: Copy; without address or endorsement

Were the writer not of a more than ordinary sanguine complexion, and if he had not been used to very melancholy prospects of his own private condition the letter of 24th ulto, and the accounts sent therewith, would make him save his enemies labour, and with the next packet-boat run his country, never to think more of it. ...

Adds instructions concerning various financial details. ...


Sir Paul Davys to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 383

Document type: Holograph

The Abstracts of payments by Concordatum are now completed, and delivered to the Lord Deputy [Earl of Ossory] to be by his Excellency transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant. ...

Of the £15,987 19s. 3d. charged under that title for the year ending 25 March 1662, the sum of £9,165 9s. 6d. was granted by the Justices & Council. ...

Other particulars of these issues are added.


Ormond to Sir William Flower

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 21v

Document type: Copy

Alexander Stewart, bearer of this letter, having served the King very faithfully, is to be admitted as a Soldier in his Majesty's Regiment of Guards in Ireland.


Ossory to Ormond

Date: 7 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 420

Document type: Holograph

Has received the Duke's letters of October 24th and 31st.

The remissness of duty with which certain persons have charged Lord Ossory in giving permission to no less than "900 of the army" to be absent on furlough is an absolute untruth. The number of licenses issued and now in force is about 80. And a list of the persons - officers & soldiers - shall be sent.

Has had no information about the Jesuits mentioned to the Duke, as keeping a school at Kilkenny. Will cause due inquiry to be made into the allegation.


Claudio Agretti to the titular Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Brussels

Date: 9 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 334v

Document type: Translation [by Walsh]

Has transmitted to Father Taaffe the letters of Cardinal Barberini, commanding him to quit his nefarious jurisdiction and to depart from Ireland; and has sent other letters also to divers Vicars of the vacant bishoprics, commanding them not to acknowledge his jurisdiction, as being usurped and forged. ...


Ormond to his Servant, John Brian

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 17v

Document type: Copy

Directs the payment of all the arrears of an annuity, and of interest money, due to the Lady Hume [in MS.: "Humes"], and the continuance of the payment from time to time, as it shall fall due.


Petition of John Dodington to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward

Date: [9 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 31v

Document type: Copy

One Thomas Alsop, a bookbinder, who it seems is an under-servant in his Majesty's kitchen, agreed with petitioner for the translating of a certain book, entitled Il Nipotisma di Roma ... "which petitioner hath done and delivered to Alsop, who hath received the same, but refuseth ... payment".

With prayer for license to proceed at law against the defendant.


Annexed:

Two Orders upon this Petition

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 November 1668; 23 February 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 31v

Document type: Copies


Commission, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy, to Charles, Earl of Mountrath; Richard Lord Coote, Baron of Coloony; and others, for the calling of Courts Martial in the Province of Connaught

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 80v-81

Document type: Copy


Petition of Samuel Saltonstall to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [11 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Nicholas Pope, one of the Lord Deputy's servants. With prayer for license, &c. [as above].


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy


Petition of Colonel John Hubbelthorne to the Earl of Ossory

Date: [11 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 163, fol(s). 81v

Document type: Copies

Recites the death of certain soldiers of petitioner's company.

Prays for an order for the mustering of new men to supply the loss. [With an Order, in accordance with the prayer.]


Shaen to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 13 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 549

Document type: Apparently, Holograph

Had heard before of the "£10,000", with which is "challenged", as having been received by him on the Lord Lieutenant's behalf, and had heard of it "with the circumstances of the writer's putting him [Lord Orrery] upon a project to that value for himself; and that he [Orrery] procured it from the King for you [Ormond]. And that the King told him you were careless of your own concerns, and needed a Guardian; and therefore he [the King] committed you to his Custody". ...

... For the writer's part, he "neither had it" [the money] ... nor does he "know anything of it". ... Adds much more, in a like strain.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 650

Document type: Copy

Further particulars concerning matters of estate and of personal revenue. ...

The Duke will not allow the offer of £1,200 for the year's prize wines to be accepted. Whatever the loss, or the charge, they must rather be taken in kind. ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Copy

Desires, at the request of Mr Secretary Trevor (to whom the writer is particularly obliged), that if Captain Peck should be proposed as Sheriff of the County of Kildare, he may be excused from serving.


Do[minick?] McGilligrath to Ormond

Written from: Garhubeg in Kerry

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 565

Document type: Original

Personal complaints & distresses of estate. Complains of Sir William Petty, as conspiring with Colonel Pretty, Captain Stalport, & others to obtain the writer's lands, and as the "occasion of his Calamity".


Advices of political incidents in England

Written from: London

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 567

Document type: Original

Addressed by a correspondent not herein named, to Robert Fitzgerald, in Dublin.


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 568

Document type: Holograph

The "everlasting Bishop [not herein named] is now at length preparing for his remove to another [so in MS.] Eternity. He hath been long sick & the poor man fancies that he is bewitched & that Captain Evans hath been an instrument in doing it. So little hath he been acquainted with sickness that his imagination works strongly upon his present condition."

"Your Grace", adds the writer, "will easily believe that his Bishopric hath already been looked after by divers."

He adds an account of the applicants, & of his own recommendations on the subject.


Extract of a Letter [of Intelligence], from London to Dublin [concerning proceedings at Court in relation to the financial business of Ireland] of the 17th November, 1668

Written from: London

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 589

[Sent from Dublin to the Duke of Ormond.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 306

Document type: Copy

Ossory's letter [of November 7th] and its enclosures give much satisfaction. If that temper gets not, in the end, the better of all the practices now on foot, the Duke is much deceived. ...

Adds some particulars relating to Army affairs.


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 652

Document type: Copy

Particulars, concerning the King's Revenue in Ireland, and the Valuations for "the year's rent", under provisions of the Explanatory Act. ...


Petition of Peter Warburton, and Theodosia, his wife, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [17 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy

Petitioners have just cause of suit against Captain Hugh Magill, as bail of William Montgomery, the original defendant in a certain plaint of debt. ...

Magill is Comptroller of the [Artillery] Train - the Lord Deputy's license to prosecute him is prayed for.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 167

Document type: Copy


Petition of John Talbot to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [17 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against John Shannell, now under the command of Captain Sir Daniel Treswell, in the Lord Lieutenant's Guard of Battle-Axes.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Copy

John Nettles, who is now in Ireland, is engaged in some affairs of importance here, which need his return to England. If he be one of the persons named by the Judges for Sheriff of Waterford, he may be excused from so serving for this year.


Ormond to Henry Slade, and Charles Trugg, agents on behalf of the disbanded officers of Foot in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 22v

Document type: Copy

Has received their letter of October 3, expressing their loyalty, and patient attendance ... without making application for arrears due to them, in regard of the necessities of his Majesty's affairs. ...

Will, when present difficulties shall be overcome, most readily countenance their application and contribute his best endeavours for their satisfaction. ...


Ossory to [Lane]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 422-423

Document type: Holograph

A report of the use, by Mr Murragh Boyle, of words highly disrespectful to the Duke of Ormond, and his family, has been satisfactorily contradicted, upon a statement of the allegation to the Lord Chancellor [father of the Mr Boyle complained of].

Desires his correspondent to intimate to the Duke of Ormond the dangerous illness of the Bishop of Ossory. Either Dean Wither or Dr Steele seem to the writer fit successors, upon a vacancy in that see; and Mr Lingen might fully succeed to the Provostship of Trinity College.


Ormond to Devonshire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 654

Document type: Copy

Congratulations on the birth of their common grandson [William Cavendish, afterwards second Duke of Devonshire] ... and assurances that his father, Lord Cavendish, "is the best husband and kindest father, of his age", that ever the writer observed.


Ormond to Sir Thomas Wharton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 657

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for friendly advertisements concerning some reports of the writer's removal from his Lieutenancy. ... His enemies are not like to prevail with the King ... till the writer shall have been once more in Ireland; and then, no man shall be more desirous to remove him from, than he will be to quit, the government. ... He would not, for any worldly good, be tied, during life, to the drudgery, disquiet, & envy, which attend [in MS.: "attends"] it. ...


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 19/29 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 572

Document type: Holograph

His Majesty having commanded the writer's return he hopes to attend the Duke at Whitehall. Purposing to return by land will not fail to shew his due obedience to any his Grace's commands, for Madrid or for Paris.


Encloses:

Southwell to Arlington

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 18/28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 573-575

Document type: Official Copy

A report of further negotiations at this Court; of Political and Court incidents; and of advices received.


Petition of Edmund Butler, son of the Lord [Viscount] Mountgarrett, to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [19 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 178

Document type: Copy

Was accidentally engaged in the wounding of one William Roberts, without malice or ill-will to the sufferer - who shortly afterwards died; whereupon petitioner is found guilty of manslaughter, & is by law subject to the penalty of burning in the hand - remission whereof is prayed for.


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference by the Earl of Ossory to the Judges of Assize, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report upon the Case of Edmund Butler, esquire, by Sir William Aston and Mr Justice Thomas Stockton

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 13 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 January 1669

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 178v

Document type: Copy


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 570

Document type: Holograph

After notices of some pending Council-business - elsewhere more fully detailed - adds that the Bishop [referred to in the writer's letter of 17th inst] is alive, & "likely to be so. For aught" the writer "can hear of him, he is like enough to survive his bishopric".


Ormond to Peter Walsh

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 331

Document type: Copy

Has received Walsh's letter of October 31. ... Is convinced that either J.T.'s authorities are also forged, or were desired by him, & given from where he had them, to mischievous purposes. ...

"Be not discouraged", adds the writer, "by what you may hear of my declining here. All that proceeds from the imprudence & mountebankery of my good Lord of Orrery, and [of] some of your religion." ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 308

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Describes what passed, in a conference at the house of Lord Arlington, concerning the contemplated change in the government of Ireland. ... To the reasons given for the appointment of "some fit persons to govern in my absence - applying themselves to me upon all essentials - I answered", writes the Duke, "that, with all submission to the King's will, to make any change in the government, till I had been once more on the place, would be understood to proceed from the King's dissatisfaction with my service, would inevitably bring ruin and disgrace upon me, would be matter of triumph to my enemies & of dejection to my friends; yet if I could be convinced how it would advantage his Majesty to have me removed, I would - as I had always done - prefer his service & prosperity to any interest of my own" ... adding: "I know nothing, fit for the King to do in Ireland, that I am not as well able to do, as any he can employ". ...


Universal Concord - the second part

Written from: Acton

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 66-71

Document type: Apparently Original and Holograph

By Richard Baxter.

[A treatise upon terms of agreement between "sober & serious Christians", of what denomination soever.]


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 91-93

Document type: Copy

Communicates the tenor of a conversation, at Lord Arlington's, on the Government and public business of Ireland.

On the whole, finds addresses made to him more cheerfully than heretofore, and that the removal from the Lieutenancy "begins to extinguish" as matter of public rumour.

[Life, 3, App.]


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

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 91-93

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


Petition of William, Earl of Strafford, to the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of a debt of £1,000, sterling, and upwards, for accumulated arrears of rent, due to petitioner, by Philip Carpenter, esquire, his Majesty's Chief Serjeant-at-Arms for Ireland; with prayer for license to proceed, in due course of law, against the Defendant.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Copy

If Captain John Tench should be one of the persons nominated for the office of the Sheriff of the County of Wexford, he may be excused. The favour is asked for him by Sir Nicholas Armorer.


Petition of James Yarde to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [21 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 165v

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against one William Browne, who has enlisted himself in the Earl of Orrery's Foot-Company, to escape the penalties of non-payment. With prayer for license to prosecute petitioner's claim, in due course of law.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory; upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy


Petition of Samuel Norman to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [21 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy

Plaint of debt against Francis Norman. ... With the usual prayer.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Edward Jenkins to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [21 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166v

Document type: Copy

To like effect, as respects one John Browne, a Serjeant in the Foot-Company commanded by the Earl of Barrymore; and with the usual prayer.


Annexed:

An Order by the Earl of Ossory upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 166v

Document type: Copy


Petition of George Barne, esquire, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [21 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy

Has obtained in due course of law judgments in plaints of debt against Francis Hallon and Francis Norman, "Members of his Majesty's Army in this Kingdom". Prays his Excellency's Order that defendants may not bar or delay execution of the same, by any plea of military capacity, as aforesaid.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Goole, a convict for horse-stealing, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [23 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 170v

Document type: Copy

Recites circumstances in extenuation of petitioner's crime aforesaid, and prays the grant of his Majesty's gracious pardon.


Annexed 1

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 170v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report to Lord Deputy the Earl of Ossory, by Sir William Aston, and Thomas Stockton, esquire, two of His Majesty's Justices of Assize, for Ireland, upon the case of Richard Goole, aforesaid

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 1 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 170v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition and Report aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 170v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 18v

Document type: Copy

Among the informations expressed in a paper sent by Captain Mathew, the most important is that concerning the levy of money in the county of Tipperary in 1661. But no use can be made of it, unless the orders, or authentic copies of them, be also sent over.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 19

Document type: Copy

Has appointed, as successor to Captain Moreton, who died this day, John Morley, who before coming to the writer's service as a page, served the King in Flanders as a soldier. James Clarke is to succeed Morley in the troop of Guards. This appointment is made without the knowledge of Clarke, who serves the writer honestly.


Petition of John Butler to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [24 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copy

In November, 1667, was hired to carry goods for one Marcus Lynch of Galway, from Dublin to that town, where petitioner purchased a horse, the property of which has since been challenged by one William Dingle, on whose prosecution petitioner has been tried & convicted [of felony] ... although innocent. ...

Prays the grant of his Majesty's pardon, having acted in good faith & "paid a considerable price", for the horse aforesaid. ...


Annexed 1

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

A Report to Lord Deputy the Earl of Ossory, by Sir William Aston and Thomas Stockton, esquire, two of his Majesty's Justices of Assize for Ireland, upon the case of John Butler, convicted of horse-stealing, as aforesaid

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition and Report aforesaid; directing the grant, in due form of law, of his Majesty's pardon to the petitioner

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Carteret to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 579

Document type: Holograph

Has received his Grace's letters of 3rd & 6th inst. ...

The 'Books of Valuation', it is now said, cannot be returned [meaning "delivered"] this Term; the Commissioners are undecided upon the question whether or not some of them ought to be returned whilst the others are perfecting.


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 536-537

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of improvements made in the Phoenix park.

Adds some mention of personal affairs.


Sir George Downing to Lane

Written from: Treasury Chamber

Date: 25 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 538

Document type: Copy

Is instructed by the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to request a copy of a Memorial respecting the coining of small coins for Ireland, formerly presented by one Mr Harris.


Notes upon several Presbyterian Preachers in the Province of Ulster; and upon the places in which they have severally resided

Date: 26 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 511

Document type: Original

Drawn up by order of the Archbishop of Dublin, Lord Chancellor of Ireland; and transmitted to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.


Extracts of a Letter [of Intelligence], from Dublin of the 26[?] November 1668

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 583

[Sent to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 424-425

Document type: Holograph

Great excitement was shewn upon the arrival of the last packet-boat from England; particularly by certain persons who looked for news of the disgrace, at Court, of the Duke and his family; and expected to hear of the employment of their own friends.

Has had informations from Dr Loftus of some occurrences in Munster, of which the Duke shall have a more detailed account, as soon as the due examinations are taken.


Subjoins:

Information of Anthony Walsh [the signature (in this copy) is "Welsh"], as to certain licentious ... discourses concerning a pretended sudden change of Government, in Ireland, held by persons who lately came out of Munster, and who are herein described as "addicted to my Lord of Orrery".

Date: November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 426

Document type: Copy


Extract from a Letter [of Intelligence], from Dublin of November 27, 1668

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 581

[Sent to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 673-674

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Directs the remission of certain quit-rents & other charges, laid upon lands, lately granted to William, Lord Dungan, under provisions of the 'Act of Settlement' for Ireland.


Petition of Colonel John Fitzpatrick to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [27 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168r-v

Document type: Copy

Recites the circumstances under which petitioner and his son [-in-law] Purcell were restored to certain estates in the Queens County & County of Tipperary ... and also particulars of service rendered to "many considerable persons of his relations of the Irish, to solicit for them security & restoration", as well in England as in Ireland, at the passing of both ... Acts [of Settlement, & of Explanation thereof]. ... Prays to be freed from certain assessments in recognition of service aforesaid. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of Sir Nicholas Plunkett & of Colonel Moore, upon the case of Colonel Fitzpatrick

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [28 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order of the Earl of Ossory upon the Petition aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 168v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Francis van Gamment to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172v

Document type: Copies

Plaint of debt, formerly due to one Robert Sanford (now deceased, and represented by petitioner) by John Anyon, a trooper in Lord Brabazon's horse-troop in the Army of Ireland; with the usual prayer.

[And with the Order thereon.]


A further Petition of Sir William Haward, and others, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward; in the matter of John Clements

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 19r-v

Document type: Copies

With an Order thereupon, to like effect with that calendared above.


[Warrant] by the Duke of Ormond, Lord of the Regalities and Liberties of the County of Tipperary [for the passing of Letters-patent appointing Robert Knight, esquire, to be High-Sheriff of the said county, for the year ensuing]

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 20

Document type: Copy


Warrants, by the Duke of Ormond, for various minor appointments in the King's Household

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [27-30 November] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 21v-22

Document type: Breviates (five Warrants)


[Captain Winkworth (signing only "W")] to Ormond

Date: 28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 585

Document type: Original

Reports the deaths successively of Sir Ralph Willson & of Mr Peter Rich, Mayors of an Irish town not herein named.

Reports also conversation held by Sir Edward Massie, concerning the Lord Lieutenant.

Massie told one Captain Burrall of the County of Wexford that the Duke would never more return to Ireland, nor would be able "to answer for the disposal of the treasure of this Nation" ... adding that four Commissioners were coming to govern ... of whom my Lord Orrery is chief. ...


Archbishop of Dublin to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 587-588

Document type: Holograph

Will await his Grace's commands, before "proceeding against the Nonconformists on both sides, within this City". ...

Adds particulars as to the "regulation of Quit-Rents" [of Crown Lands]; & as to "the old Bishop, lately looked upon as a dead man". ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 309v-310

Document type: Copy

With Ossory's letter to the Duchess of Ormond, of 17th inst, came the computation delivered by Sir George Carteret, of which use will be made hereafter. ...

... Particulars are added, at great length, concerning the farming of the Revenue of Ireland.


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 659

Document type: Copy

Details concerning family settlements, and other matters of estate & finance.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 427

Document type: Holograph

Has received with much satisfaction the Duke's letter of 21st inst written in cypher by Sir George Lane.

Gives some further particulars of the alleged seditious speeches of certain inhabitants of the province of Munster.

A letter from the Privy Council of England, empowering Dr Gorges to take charge of matters of revenue, and to have copies of all orders & accounts relating thereto, has been received, and shall be punctually obeyed.


Richard Jones to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 577

Document type: Holograph

"We [the writer & his connexions] are pleased to see that reports are not infallible, and begin again to hope that Heaven and Earth will be so just", to the Duke, "and kind to us, as to send him again amongst us." ...

PS: "My Lord of Meath, if the news [brought by] this Packet, have not altered his design, has resolved speedily for England."


Warrant of the Duke of Ormond, Lord Steward, for the swearing-in of Thomas Penning, esquire, to be Clerk of his Majesty's Bakehouse in Ordinary

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 November; 30 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 21

Document type: Copies

With recital of the King's Warrant of appointment to that office.


Proposals for the Improvement of the General Trade of Ireland

Date: [November? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 523

Document type: Original

[By Richard Laurence? Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


Proposals for the carrying on and perfecting of the [Linen and Cloth] Works, begun at Chapel-Izod [near to Dublin]

Date: [November? 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 523-524

Document type: Original

[By Richard Laurence? Addressed to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.]


Temple to Ormond

Written from: [The Hague]

Date: Undated [November 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 527

Document type: Holograph

Takes occasion to profit by Mr Buck's return [to England] to renew the writer's humble professions of service. ...

It would be important to offer to his Grace any account of the progress of negotiation, here, seeing that they are now constantly lying before him, and have their spring in that "Committee for Foreign Affairs", in which (the writer knows) he sits. ...


Brodrick to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 1 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 593

Document type: Holograph

Lord Orrery has told his confidants that the King is about to deprive the Duke of his Lieutenancy, intending to have Justices until spring & then to appoint him Orrery to the government. The writer never believed him; his greatest asseverations, "like those of his idol Cromwell, being ever most remote from truth". ...

Adds particulars concerning the proceedings of the writer & of his brother Commissioners in the Court of Claims.


Petition of John Archer, a Mariner, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [1 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172v

Document type: Copy

Is informed that many prisoners lie, under sentences for various offences [in the gaol of the county of Meath] who are willing to be transported as servants into the island of Jamaica, whither petitioner is about to make a voyage, and desires, with the Lord Deputy's license, to carry those persons with him - in order to their service in the Island aforesaid.


Annexed 1

A List of Prisoners now in confinement in the Gaol at Trim, who are willing to be transported into the West-Indies; for service in the Plantations there

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [1 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172v


Annexed 2

An Order of Reference, to Sir Richard Kennedy, upon the Petition above-recited, by the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Report of Sir Richard Kennedy, one of His Majesty's Judges of Assize, for Ireland, upon the cases, respectively, of the several prisoners at Trim in the county of Meath; scheduled, as above

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 8 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 173r-v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 4

Final Order, by the Lord Deputy, upon the Petition of John Archer, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 14 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 173r-v


Petition of William Mendy [late of the Earl of Kildare's Troop of Horse, in the Army of Ireland] to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [1 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy

Arrears of pay.


Annexed 1

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy


Annexed 2

Report of the Muster-Master General upon the military service and outstanding claims of William Mendy, the Petitioner aforesaid

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 14 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order of the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Date: 1668?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copy


Certificate from the President and Register of the College of Physicians [of Dublin, concerning the election of Dr John Crosby as Fellow of that College]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 December; 8 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 32

Document type: Breviates

[With confirmation thereof, by the Earl of Ossory, Lord Deputy.]


Earl of Thomond to Lady O'Brien

Written from: From my Lodgings in Drury Lane

Date: 3 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 599

Document type: Apparently, the copy, in Lord Aungier's hand, of a letter intercepted in the Irish Post Office, & sent to the Lord Lieutenant, in England. In part, illegible.

... To any, the "horrid unnatural actings [so in MS.]" of the writer's father [Barnaby 5th Earl] ... he, the writer, will [owe] ... the attempts to dispossess him of his estate [apparently some word or words are left out in this copy; but the style is throughout incoherent & scarcely intelligible]. ... In the presence of Lords Peterborough & Anglesey, continues the writer, "two days since, my own reputed mother solemnly owned my duty to her, & her obligation to the real affection of me, her loving son". ...


Earl of Thomond to the Countess of Thomond [Mother of the Earl]

Written from: London

Date: 3 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 601

Personal affairs, and affairs of family estate. ...

The writer mentions, towards the close of his letter, one Marshall (concerned in the family affairs) as "having been a limb of that devil, Feltham [author of the Resolves], who hath so ingeniously contrived the murder of the house of Thomond". ...


Petition of Margaret Hedon, Widow, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner's son Lewis Dowle hired himself to a merchant here - one Boyse - to be employed in trade within the Kingdom, but said Boyse intends to send him beyond seas, to Barbadoes; depriving petitioner thereby of her chief support. ...


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169v

Document type: Copy


Petition of Walter Butler, esquire, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [4 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy

Is, in right of his wife, as her "thirds", & as Trustee for Lord Viscount Galway, during his minority, possessed of said Lord Viscount Galway's estate, in the county of Kilkenny. ...

It is now charged "in the Books of applotment for agents ... equally with profitable land", whereas much of this land is mountainous and unprofitable. ...

With prayer for reduction of the charge complained of.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy


Petition of Richard Bellings, esquire, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 4 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy

Estate of petitioner's son, Sir Richard Bellings, is by the late [Explanatory] Act made liable to the payment of the acreage money ... "to the Agents for the Irish, and to such others as the Chief Governor shall judge [to be] meriting persons". ...

The Lord Lieutenant was pleased to direct that a sum of £500 should be charged upon that Fund, for use of petitioner "as a meriting person". ...

Prays order to suspend any warrants for levy of such acreage money upon the Estate aforesaid. ...


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, according to the Prayer above-recited

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 4 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 169

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Sir Thomas Sandys ... and the rest of the Commissioners for managing the concern of the Loyal Indigent Officers

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 23

Document type: Copy

Recommends for such benefit of his Majesty's bounty as shall be thought fit ... Edward Goodyear, who formerly served in Ireland as Provost Marshal of Horse.


Notes, by the Duke of Ormond, upon some questions respecting abatements of quit-rent and allotment of lands to soldiers, arising under the Act of Settlement for Ireland, or under Acts correlative thereto

Date: 4 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 539

Document type: Original


Petition of Colonel Charles Molloy to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [5 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy

Petitioner served his Majesty, in the Low Countries, as Major in a Regiment commanded by his Grace the Lord Lieutenant [Duke of Ormond], and since served him at Tangier. ...

Upon his return into Ireland he married & settled himself in a house upon his small estate, but now is reduced to great distress, by the burning, in November last, of his said house & of all his goods. ...

Yet is now assessed for acreage money, which he is unable to pay & of which he prays the Lord Deputy's Order for remission. ...


Annexed 1

An Order of Reference by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 171v


Annexed 2

Report by Milo Power esquire, Sir Nicholas Plunkett, & by Garrett Moore, esquire, upon the Case of Colonel Charles Molloy

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 171v

Document type: Copy


Annexed 3

Final Order, by the Earl of Ossory upon the Petition and Report aforesaid

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172


Ormond to Ossory

Date: 6 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 311

Document type: Copy

Continues his account of various incidents affecting the question of a change in the government of Ireland. ... Both the Lord Keeper and Lord Arlington are, he believes, "unwilling to bear the burthen of the advice; which yet they must do, or endanger their influence with my Lord of Buckingham. ... They must resolve upon it, some time before the Parliament sits, if it shall sit at all (which is become a question in public discourse) that they may have his Grace of Buckingham or me to friend. Which they will choose I know not, but it is not like they can have both." ...

"All that Lord Ossory has to do is to attend, with more than ordinary diligence, his charge; to be just, and soberly affable, to all." ...


Domvile to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 605-606

Document type: Holograph

Reports some further particulars concerning the claims of Alderman Barker of Dublin; and also the proceedings under the Commission for the Valuation of Forfeited Lands in Ireland.


Ormond to the Constable of Castile

Date: 8 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 509

Document type: Minute

Returns thanks for the honour done him by the Constable's letter of October 16th; wishing his Excellency every prosperity that may make his government a happy one; and assuring him that it will be the writer's endeavour, upon all occasions, to confirm by his actions the obliging testimony given, on his behalf, by the Count of Molina.

French.


Ormond to the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy

Communicates the petition of Captain James Fitzgerald and also the Order made by his Majesty thereupon. The petitioner's desire is earnestly recommended.


Annexed:

An Order, by the King, recommending Captain James Fitzgerald for employment by the Farmers of the Customs in Ireland, according to the prayer of his Petition

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 November 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy


Peter Walsh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 320-324

Document type: Holograph [incomplete]

Reports, at great length, the recent proceedings, correspondence, and intrigues of many of the Romanist Clergy of Ireland and of some missioners, and other Romanist agents.

In Ireland, the writer suffers many and daily vexations. If his continued presence here, should be thought by the Duke to be useful, he is under too many obligations to His Grace, not to stay. But, otherwise, it is much his desire to have the Duke's license & approval of his visiting England, in order to live privately at or near London, for some few months, and to proceed in quiet with his book [probably, The History and Vindication of the Loyal Formulary, etc.; which, however, does not bear earlier date of publication than 1674].


Petition of Lawrence Casgrave to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [9 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 171r-v

Document type: Copy

John Exham, of Dublin, esquire, lately deceased, held from Petitioner a house in Dublin at a Yearly rent of £60 sterling upon which rent large arrears were due to Petitioner at the decease of the tenant aforesaid. The lady of the Lord Chief Baron [of the Exchequer in Ireland], & some other persons, claiming to be Executors of the person deceased, carried off his money & other effects, from the house aforesaid. ... After which one Lieutenant Carleton of the Royal Regiment with a party of soldiers, came at night to petitioner's house next adjoining to that lately occupied by Exham, broke thereinto, with force & violence; committed assaults upon several persons; carried off papers & other effects. ...


Annexed:

An Order by the Earl of Ossory directing an immediate answer by Carleton aforesaid to the allegations of the Petitioner

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 171r-v


Ormond to Mathew

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 10 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 661

Document type: Copy

... Is still unsatisfied with the height of the expenses at Dublin; most of all, with the sum he is told he owes for wages, and to tradesmen. ... His affairs in town & country might, certainly, be carried on by fewer hands. "Tradesmen's bills are deceitful, by corruption of servants." ...


Petition of Jacob Jetses, of Vrysland [a Merchant Stranger] to the Earl of Ossory

Date: [11 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy

Hath a cause depending in the Court of Admiralty in Dublin against William Peirce, & Peter Westenra, merchants; but is unable personally to prosecute the same. Prays that the Lord Deputy will be pleased to refer the cause aforesaid to the Vice-Admiral, to proceed therein, according to the justice of petitioner's pretensions as the same, upon due inquiry, shall appear.


Appended:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, recommending petitioner's suit to the Vice-Admiral, for relief & for dispatch

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy


Petition of Captain Richard Maclaughlin to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [11 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy

Sir Francis Foulke, knight, Captain of a Foot-Company in his Majesty's Army of Ireland, is indebted to Petitioner in a considerable sum, for the rent of certain lands, and will not pay the same. ...

Petitioner prays for license to prosecute his suit, in due course of law, notwithstanding the defendant's military capacity as aforesaid.


Annexed:

An Order, by the Earl of Ossory, upon the Petition calendared above; & according to the prayer thereof

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy


Dungannon to Ormond

Written from: Charlemont

Date: 12 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 607

Document type: Holograph

Is here, by command of the Lord Deputy, "for the reducing of some few Tories and robbers". ...

Finds the Province in a state of disorder through the Scots. ... All those Scottish ministers that were silenced here, & sent, by his Grace's command, into Scotland, are now returned, and in all places preach up the Covenant openly, and with a boldness which, in the writer's mind, is very dangerous. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 43, fol(s). 675-676

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Further directions concerning the restoration to his estates, in the county of Louth, of Theobald, Earl of Carlingford.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 313

Document type: Copy

Is much obliged to Dr Loftus, for his industry & affection in the writer's concerns. ...

Lord Anglesey, if he shall fail to be restored to his office & seat in Council, intends (now that privilege of Parliament will cease) to bring his action against Osborne and Littleton, to try the validity of his patent against theirs. The writer gave him no encouragement to enter on a suit, which must displease the King. ...


Ormond to Robert Fitzgerald

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 663

Document type: Copy

Has received Mr Fitzgerald's letter of 25 November, through Lord Arran. ... None of the writer's family were ever so great enemies to Mr Fitzgerald's family as the writer desires, and resolves, to be a friend to it. ...


Ormond to Carteret

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 665

Document type: Copy

... The Protestants under the French dominion feel very great pressure upon them, and apprehend greater; and we are made to believe that many of them may be drawn into Ireland, upon the same conditions the old Protestant Churches enjoy here; but unless men of more interest, by their wealth and parts, shall undertake it than any the writer yet sees to appear ... nothing will come of it. There are some of that nation at Dublin, with whom Sir George Carteret might speak on the subject, if he find them qualified for such discourse. ...


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 543-544

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of further proceedings, under the Act of Settlement, by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims. Adds an account of some matters personal to the Duke of Ormond.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 315

Document type: Holograph-Minute

Upon information that the King was freshly and vigorously pressed to make a change in the Government of Ireland, the writer took occasion to speak with his Majesty on the subject. After much discourse, he told the King that it would never trouble the writer to be undone for him, but it would be the most insupportable affliction in the world to be undone by him. His Majesty thereupon replied that I should never be so undone. There the conversation ended. ... He believes that it will be hard to prevail upon the King to remove him. ...

Lord Arlington shewed the writer a printed paper, containing 'Queries' which are so many libels upon him. ... He thinks it may be fit to prepare some answer, and with the King's leave, to publish it. ...


Richard Laurence to Lane

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 609

Document type: Original

Reports some particulars concerning the commercial mission of Van Fernenbergh.


Encloses:

Petition of Henry Porter, to the King

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 611

Document type: Original

Recites the circumstances under which the Petitioner was committed to the Marshalsea in Dublin.

Prays his Majesty's command for the bringing of the Petitioner to a speedy trial.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 431

Document type: Holograph

The delay of so many packet-boats - five are now due - occasions suspense in many minds. Dr Gorge, and his crew, still affirm that there will be a change of government and that "he has found out strange mismanagements".

As to Sir William Petty, his maxim (like that of many more in Ireland) has been "to close with the stronger side". Until the Duke is seen to be so, he is not likely to receive very considerable testimonies of good-will.


Mountgarrett to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 591

Document type: Original

Thanks the Lord Lieutenant for kindness shewn to the writer, in the matter of his claim for restoration to his estates.


Brian [Bernard?] O'Fallon to Peter Walsh

Written from: Louvain?

Date: 17 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 137

Document type: Breviate, from Bishop Stearne's MSS.

The Internuncio [Airoldi] is ready to receive Father Walsh's vindication, and to consider the proofs to be alleged of his innocence. The writer offers his mediation if Walsh will give full satisfaction to the Nuncio & the Holy See; not attempting to justify the 'Remonstrance'.


Father Brian Fallon, Warden of the College of St Anthony of Padua at Louvain, to Peter Walsh

Written from: Louvain

Date: 17/[27] December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 325-326

Document type: Translation [from Latin]. [The translation of this, and of the other foreign letters on the same subject, is by Walsh.]

Father Walsh's letter of October 30 has been shewn to the Internuncio as desired, and, upon reading it, the Internuncio observed: "I have no occasion to writer to that Father; but if he write to me, I shall not fail to answer him. After all that is past, if he shall shew himself to be an obedient son to the Apostolic See, the past will easily be obliterated."

Adds his, the writer's, personal entreaties that Father Walsh will "endeavour to give all satisfaction to the Holy See, & to the said Lord Internuncio.".


Mr Page to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 168

Document type: Copy; Original, endorsed by Ormond

The writer's friend, by consent of Lord Ossory, saw the Duke's letter; seemed much satisfied; & promised to think of some way of acting upon it. But Dr Gorges [agent of the Duke of York], immediately afterwards, retuned to Ireland. Since that return, Mr Page's friend, on being reminded of his promise, has answered confusedly ... and has behaved in a manner which convinces the writer that he has acquired [from Gorges] an entirely new impression of the state of affairs in England. ...


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 541-542

Document type: Holograph

Reports the receipt, by the Commissioners of the Court of Claims, of a letter from the Lord Deputy, directing the Commissioners to put in execution certain instructions contained in a royal letter, for "setting out certain reprizes" to the Duke of York, out of lands scheduled in "Sir Jerome Alexander's list, though passed in certificates to others"; and what has been done thereupon.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 429

Document type: Holograph

Will make due provision for the Duke's servants, as employments shall become vacant. Has promised commands to Lord Thomond's son, and to Lord Howth, who served the late King very faithfully. Trevor Floyd is importunate for a company, but if a lieutenancy of horse will please him, it may be the more proper employment.

The Commission sent for abatement of quit-rents is not ample enough in its terms, to meet the emergency. There is danger that "by such severity" the King will lose his own profits and ruin his subjects.


Second Petition of John Butler, a convicted prisoner, to the Earl of Ossory

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 December; 24 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 154, fol(s). 174

Document type: Copies

With an affidavit thereupon, and with the Lord Deputy's Order.


Kingston to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 612

Document type: Holograph

Solicits the Lord Lieutenant's favourable consideration of circumstances, now detailed, concerning the writer's claims under the 'Act of Settlement' to certain lands, situate "in the worst barony of the worst county of those five counties", which that Act assigns for the writer's "reprisals". ...

States the proceedings thereupon of the Commissioners of the court of Claims.


Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, for the landing of two barrels of powder, in the Port of Dublin, by Mr Philip Castleton, a merchant; "notwithstanding the prohibition"

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 22v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Holyhead

Date: 25 December [so in MS. (Sir George Lane's hand); the date is certainly erroneous but that which Carte has written above it - 'April' - is questionable] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 319

Document type: Copy

Personal and family affairs. ...

Adds: "If there shall be anything, worthy of you, to be done in order to foreign service, I will drive it as far as it will go; not that I am fond of the design, but because I find that you are; and because I would be content to be at any loss, but that of you, to cure you of the disease."


Abraham Yarner to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 568

Document type: Holograph

Reports various particulars of the writer's service as Muster-Master General of the Army in Ireland; the course pursued in the return of Cheques to the Exchequer; the employment, throughout Ireland, of the writer's Commissaries; "there are now eight of them abroad; he that hath the shortest Circuit hath above 350 miles to ride, and some [have] 450 miles". ...


Abraham Yarner to Lane

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 570

Document type: Holograph

To like effect, as to the routine of pay-cheques. ... Has had an aching heart a long time ... on account of rumours ... "of some busy people, who toss up their noses, and talk of ... disposing of all things more Utopianly". But now is more "than glad to have assurance to the contrary". ...


Cooke to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 215, fol(s). 545

Document type: Holograph

Has heard some rumours of a design to appoint the writer and Sir Edward Dering to be Commissioners, under a new Commission, "to dispose of the undisposed lands in the stock, according to such instructions as shall be therewith sent". Assures the Duke that there will remain no lands in the stock, but "such as the very statement of quit-rent will not encourage anyone to accept of".

Mentions the need of the writer's presence, early in the approaching year, for the settling of his own "disjointed affairs", in Cheshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.


Ossory to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 220, fol(s). 433

Document type: Holograph

That part of the Duke's letter of 15th inst, which was written in cypher, has given Lord Ossory especial pleasure.

The libel concerning the Duke consists only of certain heads [of accusation] formerly mentioned by the writer, as having been seen in the hands of some members of Parliament, and for which Sir Charles Wheeler and Mr Seymour took pains to obtain credit.


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 317

Document type: Copy

Lord Dungannon has given information of a great and dangerous insolency of the Scotch silenced Ministers in the North [of Ireland]. ...

... It has been communicated to the King, the Lord Keeper, and Lord Arlington. Their opinion of the matter will be seen in the writer's reply to Lord Dungannon. ...


Ormond to Lord Dungannon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 667

Document type: Copy

The importance of the advertisements in his Lordship's letter of the 12th being great and the necessity of giving stop to the insolence of those Scottish ministers [in Ulster] urgent, the Duke took the earliest opportunity of speaking with his Majesty on the subject. The King thinks there should not be the least unnecessary delay in the apprehension of those who have preached up the Covenant, & of the principal persons who have been at their sermons, and afterwards afforded them countenance. ...

To capitulate with Tories, and give them leave, after all their robberies ... to quit the Kingdom, is to encourage the trade. ...


Ormond to Colonel Cooke

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 669

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning the remuneration of the Colonel & his fellow-Commissioners. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Dublin

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 49, fol(s). 671

Document type: Copy

To like effect, concerning the seditious conspiracies of Scottish Covenanters in Ireland, and of their accomplices and adherents, as in the letter of like date to Lord Dungannon.


Petition of James Hamilton and William Hamilton [as executors of Colonel John Booker, deceased] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [29 December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 24v-25

Document type: Copy

Recite the claim of the deceased, who in his life-time was the Duke's tenant for a house in Clonmel, and was indebted for certain arrears of rent, to some allowances out of the said arrears for his expenses during five years at the several assizes held in that town, incurred in the entertainment of the Earls of Arran and Ossory, Seneschals of the Regalities of Tipperary. ...

Recite also the circumstances under which petitioners gave bond for the rent due ... which bond is now put in suit. ...

Pray that the suit may be stopped, and petitioners' grievances be referred to the examination of the Lord Arran, or the Lord Power. ...


Annexed:

An Order of Reference of this Petition, in conformity with the terms of its prayer

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 160, fol(s). 25v

Document type: Copy


Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant containing a grant to Hugh Sterling, clerk

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 31 December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 173, fol(s). 32r-v

Document type: Copy; in Entry Book

Warrant, by the Earl of Ossory, for the drawing up of a fiant containing a grant to Hugh Sterling, clerk, of all his Majesty's title to, and interest in, the vicarage and rectory of Kilmore, in the Diocese of Meath (... now, "with the profits thereof, unduly detained by Christopher Kerdiffe, Clerk, without any legal title thereunto") ... reserving to his Majesty a certain yearly rent thereout.


Petition of the Provost, Fellows, & Scholars of Trinity College near Dublin, to the King

Date: December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 614

Document type: Original

Recite a certain grant of lands in Kerry. Pray relief from payment of quit-rents thereon.


The Duke of Ormond's New Year's Gifts, to his Majesty's servants, for Christmas, 1668

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: December 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 44

Document type: Original


A Return of the Fees & Allowances of James, Duke of Ormond, as Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household

Date: [December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 616

Document type: Original


[An Anonymous Correspondent] to Lord Arlington

Date: [December] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 266

Document type: Copy

As a Privy Councillor, Lord Arlington is humbly desired to put the enclosed paper into the King's hands, for the good of his Majesty and of his people. ...


Encloses:

Queries touching the present condition of his Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 264-266

Document type: Copy; endorsed as received [in Ireland] 6 January 1668 [O.S.]


Notes, on the character and functions of various Romanist ecclesiastics, either resident in Ireland; or employed in that Kingdom as Papal agents, or emissaries

Date: [December?] 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 329

Document type: Original; as sent to the Duke of Ormond

Apparently, drawn up by Peter Walsh.


Notes, by Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, upon certain clauses of the 'Act of Explanation', concerning the Land-Settlement of Ireland

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 422

Document type: An Extract; endorsed by Lane


Sir Robert Howard to the E[arl] of M[eath]

Written from: Lin[coln's Inn?] Fields, [London]

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 97

Document type: Copy; in Sir George Lane's hand

Has deferred writing to the Earl, on account of the uncertainty of affairs here. "Whether my Lord of Ormond is to go again for Ireland, is not, at this day, known to any. ... But it is the thing that is expected to be suddenly declared." ...


Answers to the Fourteen Charges, against the Administration of the Government of Ireland by James, Duke of Ormond, late Lord Lieutenant, contained in a "Paper, sent out of England"

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 334-337

Document type: Original


Reasons why the £20,000 mentioned, in the Farmers' [of Customs] Articles, to be received by Sir Thomas Worsopp should be continued & reserved in the new Farmers' Articles

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 356

Document type: Original

[To which are added:] Reasons why, when the Customs [of Ireland] are in farm, the Customer of the port of Dublin should be a Commissioner of Customs & Excise.

[Addressed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.]


Anne Monk, Duchess of Albemarle, to a Lady unnamed

Written from: New Hall

Date: 1668 [dated "25, 1668", the month being omitted]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 243

Document type: Holograph

Has apprised "the General" [i.e. her husband, the Duke of Albemarle] of a request and suit from her correspondent, as to some place at Court then vacant (but not herein specified). "He had rather my Lord should have the place than any body" else; but "is so modest a man that, being once denied something in the same kind, he is not willing to speak any more".


An Account of Monies expended upon the Dutch War; and how the two Royal Aids were disbursed, in order thereunto

Date: 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 257-258

Document type: Copy


A Memorial, concerning the suggested establishment, in Ireland, of Sugar-houses, Soap-works, Paper-Mills, and other Factories

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 620

Document type: Original; without date or address; but sent to the Duke of Ormond


Minute of a suggested King's Letter, in respect of the distribution of Reprisal-Lands

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 622

Drawn up on behalf of, and probably by, Robert Lord Kingston.


A Schedule of Bills on various subjects, to be proposed to the Parliament of Ireland

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 626

Document type: Undated; endorsed: "Irish Bills wanted"


[A Memorial from a body of Quakers, addressed:] For the King and both Houses of Parliament

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 632

Document type: Undated


Memoranda [concerning various matters arising upon the execution of powers conferred by the Settlement Act and Explanation Act, for Ireland] by William Rosse; to be shewn to ... the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 634

Document type: Original. The title cited - words in [brackets] excepted - is from the endorsement.


Memoranda concerning Martin Folkes [in relation to his alleged interference in Barker's [Appeal] Case and to his agency in Ireland for the Earl of St Alban]

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 36, fol(s). 636

Document type: Original; apparently, in the same handwriting as the preceding. The title cited - words in [brackets] excepted - is from the endorsement.


A Paper, sent out of England [containing Charges against the Duke of Ormond, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] containing 14 articles

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 313-314

Document type: Apparently, original; without date, heading or addressed


Answers to the 1st to 8th inclusive, and to the 10th and 13th of the Charges against the Duke of Ormond, contained in the paper calendared immediately above

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 318-320

Document type: Original


Sir William Domvile [Attorney-General of Ireland]'s Observations upon the Articles [against James, Duke of Ormond] said to be the Earl of Meath's

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 338-341

Document type: The title cited [words in brackets excepted] is from the Duke of Ormond's endorsement of this paper


Articles of Charge - Ten in Number - against James, Duke of Ormond, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 344-345

Document type: Copy


Observations upon so much of the "Fourteen Articles of Charge", adduced against James, Duke of Ormond, in relation to his administration of the Government of Ireland, as concerns alleged Profits, accruing to his Grace therein

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 346

Document type: Original


Petition of Edmund Fitzgerald, of Ballymolow, esquire, to [the Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 37, fol(s). 467

Document type: Apparently original; undated & unsigned

Recites particulars of Petitioner's estates and of circumstances under which he has been deprived of part of them and is now threatened in his enjoyment of the remainder.

Prays the Lord Lieutenant to protect him in the quiet enjoyment of Petitioner's house of Rosstellan, & of lands appurtenant thereunto.


Observations upon the Earl of Anglesey's Report to his Majesty in Council, concerning the Settlement of Ireland, grounded upon a Certificate signed by Sir James Shaen as Surveyor-General of Ireland

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 44, fol(s). 643

Document type: Apparently, in Lord Longford's hand


Petition of Elias de Rignac, and others, Ministers and office-bearers of the French Church established in Dublin, by his Grace's license, to James, Duke of Ormond, Viceroy of Ireland

Date: Undated [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 587

Document type: Original [with six signatures]

Thanks the Lord Lieutenant for his gracious foundation of their Church. Prays for his aid in its maintenance, under present circumstances of poverty and distress.


An Estimate of the Pay of certain troops of Horse, and companies of Foot, upon the Military List of Ireland

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 73

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Queries concerning the Officers and Soldiers of the Regiment of Guards [of his Majesty's Army in Ireland]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 75

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


[Draught of a] Proviso in the Contract with the Farmers of the Irish Customs and Excise, concerning the Prize-Wines

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 57

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Reasons of the Instructions for discovering [concealments of] lands [in Ireland, by law forfeited to the Crown]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 79

Document type: Original


A Proposal offered [to Lord Lieutenant, the Duke of Ormond] for the supplying of Ireland with pence and half-pence

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 230

Document type: Original [without signature, or date]


Lord Aungier's [afterwards, Earl of Longford] Computation of some [branches] of the Revenue of Ireland

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 330

Document type: Holograph; endorsed by Ormond


An Account of the late Farmers of the Customs' Proceedings, concerning their [claim to] Defalcations, during the late War; since my Lord Lieutenant [the Duke of Ormond]'s coming into Ireland

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 441

Document type: Original


Observations upon an Estimate of the Revenue of Ireland, sent out of England

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 184-186

Document type: [Misbound]


Objections against the Duke of Ormond['s Administration of the government of Ireland]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 120

Document type: Copy


Answers [to the "Objections against the Duke of Ormond", calendared immediately above]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 121-124

Document type: Copy


Observations upon the 'Draught of Instructions' for the Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 534-535

Document type: Fair Copy


John Bankes his Case against Samuel Missender, & others, of Hamburgh [concerning an alleged wrongful levying of imposts on goods belonging to Bankes aforesaid]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 247

Document type: Copy


Sir William Swan's Case, on the same occasion & to like effect

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 248

Document type: Copy


Petition of Sir John Cole, baronet, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Council

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 354

Document type: Original

States certain particulars of Petitioner's claims, under the 'Act of Settlement' as one of the Officers serving his Majesty in Ireland before the 5th of June 1649; and of loss sustained by him, and others of the said officers, through a laches of Sir William Domvile, his Majesty's Attorney General of Ireland, then of Counsel on their behalf. ...

Recites also certain proceedings which have been taken upon a Petition of the said Sir William Domvile.

Prays that the Sheriff be directed to surcease the prosecution of such proceedings, until the case be fully heard at the Council Board. ...


A Schedule of the Manors, Towns, Houses, Lands, Tenements ... and other hereditaments mentioned in the Petition of Barnaby, Lord Baron of Upper Ossory; with the names of the present Possessors and visible Occupiers thereof

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 716-718

Document type: Original


[The Case of [Sir Arthur Magennis [in MS.: "Magynnys"], third Viscount Magennis of] Iveagh [in MS.: "Evagh"] [in relation to certain lands "held in Course of Tanistry"]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 20

Document type: From the Ormond Papers, but without indication of date or source


Notes on the sessions of Parliament (temp. King Charles II) 1664, et seqq.

Date: Undated [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 586


Notes of Clauses to be proposed in Parliament for the amendment of the 'Act of Conventicles'

Date: Undated [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 586

Document type: With corrections in Lord Huntingdon's hand


Memorandums upon the additional 'Bill of Conventicles'

Date: Undated [1668?]; and possibly somewhat later than 1668

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 587


[Notes] concerning the Bill against Conventicles

Date: Undated [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 592

[With other notes endorsed; apparently for a Speech in Parliament.]


An Additional Act against importing Foreign Cattle [into England] [20 Car II c.7]

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 681r-v

Document type: Copy


Petition of the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, praying His Majesty to take such measures as may tend to prevent the growth of Popery

Date: Undated [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 309-310

[With His Majesty's Answer thereunto.]


Reasons proving that the sole power of setting the rates, or measure, of Impositions upon Foreign Merchandize, is not in the Commons

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 326


Notes and Precedents, relating to the grant of Subsidies to the Crown, in Parliament

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 328

Document type: In the hand of Lord Wharton


Note on the power of the Lords in Parliament to make amendments, "or abatements", upon Bills for the levying of Customs-Duties

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 329


Breviate of the enacting clauses in various Penal Statutes, concerning Popish Recusants, from I Eliz. to 3 Jac. I; inclusive

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 332r-v

Document type: Endorsed by Lord Wharton: "Extract of Acts against Recusants now in force"


An Act to prevent the growth of Popery [as introduced into the House of Lords]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 334-335

Document type: Draught


[Considerations upon] The Case of the Exported Coals [in relation to the alleged effects of a proposed abatement of Customs-duty thereupon]

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 338

Document type: A Printed broadside


Address of the Lords, in Parliament assembled, to the King, in relation to a League defensive with the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and to the adoption of measures tending to a firm union of all Protestant powers

Date: Undated [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 288-290

Document type: Copy


Fraud and Oppression detected and arraigned

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 477-478

Document type: In print [part of a larger collection]

[A Statement, with citations of evidence, of the Case of William Courtein, and others; against Peter Boudaen, and others; in relation to questions of debt, and also to questions of the illegal capture of merchant-ships by the Hollanders.]


Ossory to Arlington

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 536

Document type: Holograph [without signature, or address]

... Since he has been entrusted with the management of the King's affairs here, the writer's first care has been for the Revenue ... as to which he encloses a paper [not now appended] herewith. ...

As to the Army ... they have been as dutiful to their officers, & as inoffensive to their neighbours, as could be wished. ... Only two complaints, of any moment, have been made. ... A proposition for putting the Army into a more serviceable posture has been tendered by the writer to the Lord Lieutenant. ...

... As to ecclesiastical affairs, notwithstanding "the number of opinions & dissenters" ... yet, adds the writer, "I can say that to me there has never been offered a petition of any severe or unjust proceedings ... nor information of scandalous living of any in holy orders. Our only disturbance arises from an inconsiderable number of Tories in the North, who have carried with them the Sheriff of ... Tyrone; finding him unguarded, and in a country house, belonging to a brother of his." ...


Extracts from several Acts of Parliament, relating to Impropriations of Tithes &c. in Ireland

Date: [1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 229

Document type: [With an endorsement in the hand of the Duke of Ormond.]


Avantages accordez par M. le Duc d'Ormond, Viceroy d'Irlande, à tous les Protestans qui se voudront 'habituer' en la ville de Carik, et ses territoires; outres ceux qui leur seront accordez par le Roy de la Grande Bretagne

Date: Undated [circa 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 458-459


Note ... in the hand of M. Hierosme, probably addressed to Sir G. Lane

Date: [circa 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 459

Document type: Without address or date

Note ... in the hand of M. Hierosme, probably addressed to Sir G. Lane, Secretary of the Duke of Ormond, in which he is requested to recommend to the Duke, as a man likely to be of use in his Grace's buildings at Carrick, the bearer, a French skilled artisan, who had worked in the restoration of the City of Mannheim, in the Palatinate.

French.


Cypher, to be used in Correspondence, in French, with the Duke of Ormond, upon affairs of the Protestants of France

Date: [circa 1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 466

Document type: Original


Memoranda, relating to Scudamore's Grant [of forfeited lands in Ireland]

Date: [1668]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 1r-v


Breviate of an Act of Parliament, to regulate the rebuilding of the destroyed portion of the City Of London, and suburbs thereof; after the Great Fire of 1666

Date: [circa 1668?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 262, fol(s). 2-6


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