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Carte Calendar Volume 55, 1679

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Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 55

Extent: 516 pages



Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 151

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Upon occasion of the death of the Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, recommends the separation of these sees, - which were separate before the late war.


The Examination of John Lund [upon the alleged Popish Plot]; taken by Mr Secretary Coventry

Date: 2 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 513


Proposals humbly offered to ... the Lord Lieutenant & Council [of Ireland] by the Office of Ordnance [concerning a supply of ammunition and arms to the several governors of that Kingdom

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 612

Document type: Original


A Proclamation prohibiting the Nobility, and others, to withdraw from this Kingdom without license

Date: 3 January 1679 [29 Car. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 695


Southwell to Ormond

Date: 4 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 1

Document type: Original

Is as earnestly wishing for a Parliament, as others dread it. All things, and every man's fears, are poured into the "Committee of Examination" so that the writer has been in a wood, which, but for yesterday's determination, had proved a wilderness. ... There was an inclination to have carried on the trials by indictment, during the recess of Parliament, but, yesterday, the Judges advised the King to the contrary. ...

The Lord Treasurer laments, more than any other man, the prorogation, & declares every where that he opposed it, to the utmost. ... He is, might & main, applying himself to the disbanding of the Army. ...


John Ellis to [Arran?]

Written from: London

Date: 4 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 30-33

Document type: Holograph. [Without signature, & without address.]

Communicates the various and diversified conjectures formed by courtiers as to the motives of his Lordship's departure from London; and also several political and court incidents which have since occurred.

Notices the contents of recent political advices from various parts of the Continent; and sends a list [not now appended] of troops which have been disbanded in Holland.

At a meeting of the Privy Council, held yesterday, "Mr Oats" had ten pounds a week assigned to him, "during pleasure". ...


A Series of Depositions by Stephen Dugdale, in relation to the alleged Popish Plot, made on various occasions, and at various dates, between January 4th and March 21st, 1679, inclusive

Date: 4 January to 21 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 480-484, 486, 488-494, 500, 502-504, 506-512

Document type: Copies. [Misarranged and misbound.]


An Estimate of the Charge for repairing one of the round-towers of the Castle [of Dublin], wherein the powder was formerly lodged

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 595

Document type: Original


A writer, not herein named, to Thomas Wharton

Date: 9 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 296

Document type: Original

Reports the circumstances attendant upon an attempt to transport into servitude, in the colony of Virginia, certain watchmen who had been "banished from Scotland for frequenting Conventicles, & [for] refusing to give security that they would do so no more". ...


[Names of] Persons engaged to kill the Earl of Shaftesbury

Date: 9 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 515

Note. The title and the date cited are from Lord Wharton's endorsement.


Ormond to the Lord Treasurer Danby

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 178

Document type: Copy

... Lord Danby knows how long it is since Bills were transmitted from hence, in order to the calling of a Parliament here; - upon what account, & to what degree, the alterations of affairs have been [so in MS.] ; ... how universal & how violent the storm is. ...The Bills, which were drawn ... for a time of security, cannot be supposed to be fit for the cloudings of this season. ...

What in the meantime would contribute most to the security of this Government, and Protestant interest, would be the sending over of twenty of those companies which are to be disbanded in England; ... the revenue of this Kingdom being, for fifteen months, applied to the King's service within it.


Encloses

Propositions concerning the Parliament, Revenue, and administration of public affairs, in Ireland

Date: 22 June 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 179

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 152

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Alluding to an information given of some plot against the writer's life says "The importance of it is very inconsiderable as it relates to me. They are certainly but a very few, in probability but very bad years, that can be taken from my life. Yet I think, as the case stands, to kill me were little less than to murder the King, in effigy".

No closing quote mark.


Enclosure 1

Propositions concerning the reinforcement of his Majesty's Army in Ireland, upon occasion of the disbanding in England

Date: June 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 152


Enclosure 2

Extract of a letter from the Lord Treasurer Danby to the Duke of Ormond, concerning the calling of a Parliament in Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 152


Enclosure 3

Letter of the Duke of Ormond to the Lord Treasurer Danby, in answer to the letter above recited

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 152


A News-Letter, without address, but probably sent to Thomas Wharton

Date: 14 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 241

Incidents of the alleged Popish Plot. Naval and military news. Transportation of Scottish Covenanters to Virginia.


The King to Ormond

Date: 15 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 337

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

It would be convenient for the King's affairs if he might, for some time, put the employment of Steward of his Household into the hands of one he could gratify by that place. Does not intend to take it from the Duke, if he should at any time leave his command in Ireland.


[Lord Wharton?] to Thomas Wharton

Date: 15 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 298

Document type: Original

Harry Saville asserts that the King really believes in the existence of the alleged Plot, and in the dangerous character assigned to it.

Particulars are added of various statements and confessions in relation thereto.


Note of a Grant of Creation Money to Richard (Butler), Earl of Arran

Date: 16 January 1679

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

Document type: From Bishop Stearne's MSS.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 153

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Does not now so earnestly press for the calling of a Parliament in Ireland, nor come so near undertaking for the good success of it, as he did during the greatest part of last year. ...

The sending hither of the additional forces proposed would give great encouragement to all English & Protestants, and produce many good effects, if they might be supported with what the Kingdom has given. But nothing could sooner bring things into disorder than to send them, before a certain way of maintaining them is in prospect. ...


Extrait de la 'Gazette de Paris'

Written from: London

Date: 16 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 528-529

Document type: Endorsed by Lane: "Rec.d 1 Feb. 1679"

Particulars of Articles of Accusation against Lord Treasurer the Earl of Danby, and of other proceedings in the Parliament of England.


A News-letter [addressed to the Duke of Ormond?]

Written from: [Whitehall?]

Date: 17 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 441-442

Document type: This letter seems to have had a feigned address, but it bears the Duke's endorsement.

Progress of the disbandment ; examination of Miles Prance, on the alleged Popish Plot. Sir William Waller's discovery of a Benedictine College in the Savoy [at London], and seizure there of "twixt 40 and 50,000 [sic] books", with several trunks full of papers, "many of which concern the Plot".


Report and Opinion of the Judges in Westminster Hall on certain points of law, relating to Popish Recusants, being foreigners, submitted to the King in Council; with an Order thereupon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 443-444

Document type: Copy


Clarendon to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 18 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 363

Document type: Holograph

Yesterday, the King declared [in Council] that the Parliament should be prorogued until the 25th of February, "in hopes that all things will then be done, which could not be perfected by the 4th".


[Ellis] to [Arran]

Written from: London

Date: 18 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 428-429

Document type: Original. [Without signature, or address.]

Congratulates the Earl's safe arrival at Dublin. Gives copious particulars of Dugdale's "Confession" of his employment by Lords Stafford, Arundel, and Bellasis, to make an attempt upon the King's life. Gives other particulars of alleged plots; and of the rumoured manufacture of a very large number of daggers bearing the inscription "Memento Godfry".

Notices the purport of recent letters received from Nimeguen.


Examination of John Phillips of Blackfriars, in relation to an attempted subornation of testimony; bearing upon previous depositions in relation to the Plot

Date: 20 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 516

Document type: Copy


A News-letter; addressed to Thomas Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 20 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 153

Document type:

Political incidents in the City of London.

Rumours as to the reception by the Duke of Monmouth of an intimation of the King's desire that he should leave England.


[Ellis] to [Arran]

Written from: London

Date: 20 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 430, 431, 436

Document type: Original. [Without signature or address.] Misbound.

Reports the contents of some foreign letters upon matters of finance; and also the progress of the negotiations at Nimeguen.

Lord Aston has appeared before the Council, and has been sent to the Tower, whither a Committee of Lords, attended by Sir Robert Southwell, shortly afterwards proceeded, in order to his further examination.

Another witness - from Staffordshire - "named by Mr Dugdale", has been brought to the King, to make further discoveries of the plot.

""


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 3

Document type: Copy

Is about to send his grandson [Ossory's son, afterwards 2nd Duke of Ormond] to Oxford, in regard of the confidence he has in the case & friendship of the Bishop, leaving details of the arrangements entirely in his discretion, & Sir Robert Southwell's; only, adds the Duke, "I recommend that by Mr Drelincourt's going with him, & some French ... servants, he may be kept in the practice of the French language and mien, which are the only two things I have much fancy to, belonging to that nation; ... and, it may be of advantage, against an enemy, to be perfect in their dialect". ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 21 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 480

Document type: Copy

Since Lord Ossory came hither, ... it has been resolved upon that his son shall go to Oxford. The writer inclines the more to that course, from his confidence in the case and friendship of the Lord Bishop of that see, to whom he has by this post written on the matter. He desires that Sir Robert Southwell should conceal with his Lordship the time & circumstances; recommending only that by Mr Drelincourt should go with him, and that by having some French servants about him, the youth "may be kept in the practice of the French language and mien, which", he adds, "are the only two things I have much fancy to, belonging to that nation". ...


Arlington to Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 130

Document type: Holograph

The proclamation for proroguing the Parliament (mentioned in a previous letter of the writer) was brought before the Committee of Foreign Affairs, where it occasioned some debate; which ultimately resulted in its reference to the Council Board.

Desires that Lord Ossory will ask the Duke of Ormond if he will recommend to the Government here "such a proviso", for the writer, "in the Irish Bill, as may rectify an almanac mistake [meaning an error of time], in the last", concerning his estate in Ireland.

Mentions the arrest of Mr Montagu, upon an endeavour to embark clandestinely for Flanders.


A Peer of Parliament, not herein named, to Sir Thomas Lee

Date: 23 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 257r-v

Document type: Copy

Imparts various particulars as to the further prorogation of the Parliament of England; as to proceedings concerning the alleged Popish plot; and as to spoils committed by the Algerine pirates.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 January 1679

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

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has Sir William's letters of 11th and 14th and makes separate returns.

At the same time that the writer proposed the Lord Chancellor for the Primacy, he humbly offered the Archbishop of Tuam for Dublin, the Bishop of Limerick for Tuam & Dr Digby for Limerick, and thought his Majesty had been pleased with these promotions & removes. ... Hopes that the King will not give such a deserving man as the Archbishop of Tuam the mortification of a disappointment. ... For the bishopric of Cork and Ross, has humbly recommended Dr Wetenhall [in MS.: "Wetnall"] - a man exceedingly well qualified for the function, and the place.


Wharton to Thomas Lee

Written from: [London]

Date: 23 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 99

Document type: Holograph Minute, or Breviate

Communicates notes of some proceedings in Parliament, and at Court.


Southwell to Ormond

Date: 25 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 5

Document type: Original

After describing current hopes & fears as to the new Parliament, the writer continues: "My single prayer is that the new body prove but as zealous for the Crown and the Church, as, in the main, the old one was. But, according to the old Scotch saying: 'Until we see the men, we cannot well speak of the law'."

Is told that some address will be made to his Grace for his recommendation of Mr Heneage Finch, now Solicitor, to be one of the Burgesses of Oxford. ...


Enclosure 1

An Extract of a Letter from Dublin, dated 14 January, 1679

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 7

News of the prorogation of Parliament puts a great stop to trade here. ...


Enclosure 2

An Extract of a Letter, ... dated 15 January

Written from: Dublin

Date: 15 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 7

Nothing is done here to secure the English interest except settling the Militia & putting good guards.


[A Memorial, by John Nagle] to the Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland], concerning the payment of Colonel Justin Macarthy's regiment

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 25 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 61

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Clarendon to Ossory

Written from: London

Date: 25 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 356

Document type: Holograph

Sends an enclosure [not now appended] which is the news of the day, and of which there was not a whisper he adds until its declaration [referring, apparently, to the dissolution of Parliament].

Mentions the execution of Fathers Ireland and Grove at Tyburn; adding that the King had scruples, as to Ireland, which were removed upon the further producing of an "Information" by Stephen Dugdale.


Philip, Lord Wharton to his son, Thomas Wharton [afterwards first Marquess]

Date: 27 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 185

Document type: Original (unsigned & without the address leaf)

Communicates information & conjectures as to Parliamentary elections in Wiltshire, & in Buckinghamshire.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to 31 January 1678 [O.S.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 228-229

Document type: Original

Note. These "Abstracts of Revenue-Accounts of Ireland" do not form a complete, or entirely consecutive & unbroken, series. They are, therefore, entered separately (in most cases) under the date of each abstract, respectively.


[An Account of] Arms and Ammunition, remaining in the several stores & magazines of the Kingdom of Ireland ... 31 January 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 609

Document type: Original


Petition of William Ellis to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [January? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 629

Document type: Original

Recites petitioner's conduct in the discharge of his office of Registrar to the "Commissioners for settling the remaining part of the 1649 Security", in Ireland; and also certain misrepresentations thereof; and prays for inquiry.


Subjoins 1

An Account of Moneys disbursed in the service aforesaid

Date: 18 December 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 631

Document type: Copy


Subjoins 2

[A Commission] by the [Earl of Essex] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [to Denny Muschampe, esquire, & others, "for the settling the remaining part of the 1649 Security"

Date: 18 August 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 633

Document type: Certified Copy


Petition of the Officers of Colonel Macarthy's regiment to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [concerning their military pay]

Written from: Dublin?

Date: [January? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 620

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


A List of the Commission-Officers of Colonel Justin Macarthy's regiment, raised in this Kingdom of Ireland

Written from: Dublin?

Date: [January? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 621

Document type: Original


A List of the Officers of the additional thirteen companies of the said regiment

Written from: Dublin?

Date: [January? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 621r-v

Document type: Original


Report from the Committee of Privileges [of the House of Lords] that the High Steward, or Steward of the Household, ought to sit Speaker at the trial of a Peer

Date: [January?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 573


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: Spring Gardens

Date: 1 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 8

Document type: Holograph

Has written to the Bishop of Oxford for the reception of my Lord James [Butler]. ... "As to the Parliament", continues the writer, "I suppose your Grace might send over [as Lord Steward] a Commission to swear members; for the new law of taking the oath in the House does not by any words supersede the law, or custom, of taking them without".


Memorial of Herbert Bourke to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning a charge of assault brought against the memorialist, in order, as he alleges, to prevent his giving information of his discovery of a plot in the county of Waterford

Written from: Waterford

Date: 1 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 492

Document type: Original


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 338

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

Has received his Majesty's letter of 15th inst. ... Begs to convey a fuller answer to it by his son Ossory. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 155-156

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further details concerning pending preferments in the Church. ... "What my Lord of London know of Dean Murray's qualifications for a Bishop, I cannot say. ... I can say he is of very slender and obscure reputation, - as most are who frequent the galleries at Whitehall, more than the charges they have undertaken". ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 157-158

Document type: Copy

Particulars of the state of the Revenue; and also concerning military stores.

Notice of conflicting rumours as to naval preparations in France.


Ormond to Longford

Date: 3 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 180

Document type: Copy; with some corrections in Thomas Carte's hand.

Gives an account of some incidents of affairs in Ireland, which have given a colour to certain libellous misrepresentations as to the alleged favour shown to Papists by the government there.


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 335-336

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

... Would - contrary to the King's declared purpose - suffer most sensibly, if the world does not as manifestly see as the writer confidently believes, that his removal from an office of such dignity & advantage [as that of Lord Steward] is not a mark, or effect, of his Majesty's displeasure, which the writer could very ill support, and very hardly dissemble. Sees not how that can be avoided save by assigning such a compensation "as may shew my demission to be voluntary". ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Captain Annesley, half brother to my Lord Privy Seal [Earl of Anglesey], has taken upon the trade of dispensing of libels against his Majesty's government of servants here, under the title of intelligence from ... a Privy Councillor of this Kingdom. ... "I know no way", adds the writer, "to prove from whence he derives it, but by seizing his papers". ...


Southwell to Ormond

Date: 4 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 13

Document type: Original

Yesterday brought to the writer the honour of his Grace's letter of 21 January. ... here, things look melancholy, & evil reports come, without calling for. "Some say, nothing can ever unite us but a war with France; otherwise the Court must, of necessity, close with France in all things; or resign up all to the Parliament". ...


An Account of arms and ammunition in military stores in Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 607

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 10

Document type: Copy

All that has lately been done [in England] is far beyond the writer's comprehension & it is in vain that he "goes about to sound the depth, or end, driven at; yet it is impossible for one so embarked, not to vex his thoughts with conjectures, how little soever they can profit or satisfy". ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 481

Document type: Copy

... What has lately been done in England is far beyond the writer's comprehension. It is in vain that he goes about to sound the depth or end driven at. One, so embarked as he is, cannot but vex his thoughts with conjectures, howsoever little the profit or satisfaction of them. ...


A Letter of Intelligence, unsigned and unaddressed, concerning alleged conspiracies of the Roman Catholics in Dublin, and other parts of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 535-536

Document type: Apparently, a Copy


A Letter of Intelligence, unsigned and unaddressed, concerning alleged conspiracies of the Roman Catholics in Dublin, and other parts of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 188-189

Document type: Copy. [The endorsement is in Thomas Carte's hand.]


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 8 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 15

Document type: Holograph

Two answers are come from the Bishop of Oxford, both tending to expedition, ... for my Lord James [Butler]'s going thither.

After describing the transfer of the Seals from Mr Secretary Williamson to Lord Sunderland, the writer adds: "Some think this Lord is but to hold, till Sir W. Temple come over". ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 159-160

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... Is loth to say anything to the prejudice of the Sheridans (... two of them are deans), yet to deal honestly with the King and to the Church, may say they may stay a while longer, to recover some credit they have lost in this Church. They are both allowed to be good scholars, but some other qualifications, as necessary to beget reverence to a Bishop, "I doubt", adds the writer, "they yet want, and hope they may attain to". ...


Enclosure 1

Copy of a Letter from the Lord Chancellor Finch to the Duke of Ormond

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 159-160


Enclosure 2

Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Ormond to the Lord Chancellor Finch; in answer to the foregoing

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 159-160


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 693-694

Document type: Original

It appears, upon consideration of the papers lately transmitted hither, that the Commissioners of Inspection [on Revenue Affairs in Ireland], instead of returning a distinct account of solvent arrears [due to the King] have intermixed them with the insolvent, and brought in all the bad debts, from the beginning of the Farm, together with part of the growing Revenue, to swell the account. ...

The King, therefore, resolves to renew the instructions contained in his former letter of February 3rd, 1678. ...


A Certificate of the disbanding of Lieutenant-Colonel Dempsey's company at Carlow [by Thomas Butler and William Brereton]

Date: 11 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 115

Document type: Original


Ormond to Holograph

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 160-161

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning the disbanding of Colonel Justin McCarthy's regiment; and concerning the reparations of the Fort of Kinsale. ...

Adds a recommendation of Dr Smith, now Dean of Limerick, for the bishopric of Cloyne, "with its usual appurtenances, when divided from Cork".


Bishop of Oxford [John Fell] to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: 16 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 330

Document type: Holograph

Shall expect my Lord [James Butler; afterwards, second Duke of Ormond]'s arrival upon Tuesday. ... The Bill sent is accepted, & payment promised at the time prefixt.


Enclosure 1

Estimate of the charge of my Lord James Butler's being at Oxford [Christ Church] taken for one year

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 334


Enclosure 2

A like Estimate, with remarks thereon, in Bishop Fell's hand

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 332

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 161-163

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Had rather Lord Mount-Alexander should triumph in inducing the King to make Dean Sheridan, his tutor, Bishop of Cloyne, than to have recommended the appointment.

... States the causes which imperatively forbid a treatment of Papists in Dublin, like to that which is now used in London. ... The same laws are not in force here; and if those which are in force were put rigorously into execution, "it would lay waste the estates of most of the Protestants in the Kingdom". ...


Encloses

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty, directing that the Archbishop of Dublin shall be sworn in as a member of his Majesty's Privy Council, in Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 161-163


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for the payment, out of sums accruing under "the 1649 Security"

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 641

Document type: Copy

[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for the payment, out of sums accruing under "the 1649 Security" ... for his Majesty's Army in Ireland, of certain moneys due to William Brett, esquire, for services rendered in connection with the Security aforesaid].


Political advices; addressed to Thomas Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 134

Document type: Original

Sir John Temple has been sent for to receive the seals, from Secretary Coventry.

At the election in Southwark, Oates appeared for Mr Smith as lawyer, "who hath been very useful to him, since his discovery of the Plot". It is thought Smith will carry it.

St John's College inn Cambridge has been burned; "there is talk of fireballs, found to be cast".

Note: A later hand has added: "Additional note in his letter upon elections at Hertford, and candidacy at Middlesex and Windsor."

The Speech of Lawrence Hill [in relation to the murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey; delivered at the place of execution] at Tyburn

Date: [21 February 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 353

Document type: A contemporary report; sent to the Duke of Ormond


Southwell to Ormond

Written from: [London]

Date: 22 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 21

Document type: Original

Cannot understand by whose direction certain Bishops "were, in a solemn manner, to attend the Duke [of York] upon the point of Religion". ... Some infer that it is done to lay a ground hereafter for declaring H.R.H. to be ... "incorrigible, and so to proceed accordingly". ...


Enclosure 1

Bishop of Oxford to Southwell

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: 11 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 23

Document type: Holograph

Particulars of preparations made [at Christ Church] for the reception of James Butler. ... The lodgings designed "are they which were lately possessed by the Duke of Southampton, ... contiguous to my own". ...


Enclosure 2

Bishop of Oxford to Southwell

Written from: Oxford

Date: 20 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 19

Document type: Holograph

Further particulars and suggestions on the same subject.


Political and Naval Advices. Addressed to Thomas Wharton.

Written from: [London]

Date: 25 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 147

Document type:

Accounts have come from Portugal of the sailing of a squadron of Spanish ships, carrying soldiers, and thought to be intended for Ireland.

There have been meetings of the Bishops [of England] which have had, it is said, for their object the devising of means for the conversion of the Duke of York.


King Charles II to James, Duke of York

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 609

Document type: Copy

Has already communicated to the Duke his reasons for desiring that he should absent himself beyond sea for a time; but will never desire that the Duke's absence should be protracted "longer than it will be absolutely necessary, both for your good and my service".


Orrery to Archbishop Boyle

Written from: Castle Martyr

Date: 28 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 182-183

Document type: Copy; with some corrections in Thomas Carte's hand

Particulars concerning the state of Munster; and more especially as to alleged preparations of the Roman Catholics for an insurrection in that province, in union with a French invasion.


The King to the Duke of York

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 358

Document type: Copy. [Sent to the Earl of Ossory.]

Has already given to the Duke his reasons, at large, for thinking it fit that the Duke should, for a time, withdraw himself beyond sea. As the King is truly sorry for the occasion, so his brother may be sure that he will never desire the absence to be longer than may be absolutely necessary, as well for the Duke's good as for the King's service. He may also be sure that neither absence, nor anything else, can change the King's affection.


Case, and Opinion of the Judges of England thereupon, concerning the laws against Popish Recusants

Date: Undated [February? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 404

Document type: In print (London, J. Bill & others, 1679).


Subjoined

An Order of the King in Council, approving of the above-cited Report & Opinion

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 404

Document type: (Imperfect)


The Lord Lieutenant [i.e. Robert Paston, Earl of Yarmouth]'s letter to Dr Hildyard [on a coming election of Knights of the Shore for Norfolk]

Date: [February] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 604

Document type: Copy; in Lord Wharton's hand


Another Copy of this letter

Date: [February] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 611

Document type: In a different hand.


Anthony Sparrow, Bishop of Norwich, to Dr Hildyard [on the same subject]

Date: [February] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 604

Document type: Copy; in Lord Wharton's hand

Concurs in Lord Yarmouth's recommendation of Sir Christopher Calthorpe & Sir Nevill Carlyn.


Circular letter of John Hildyard, D.D., to the Clergy of the diocese of Norwich

Date: [February] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 604

Document type: Copy; in Lord Wharton's hand

Transmits copies of the letters above-cited, in order "that their authors may see a good effect of them and of their case for us, and for the Church & Kingdom".


Breviates of three several Judgments in the Courts of Common Pleas, in causes depending between the Earl of Anglesey, plaintiff, and the Earl of Tyrone, defendant

Date: [February?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 444


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 25

Document type: Copy

The "Two dozen of articles, transmitted from hence in a Letter of Intelligence, contain things averred 'to be true, and to be proved'", which, in fact, "are most false & most impossible to be proved". ...


Another Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir Robert Southwell, calendared above

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 1 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 481-482


Recognizances of Lord Dungan and others to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, for the safe custody of Colonel Richard Talbot, now a prisoner in Dublin Castle, but permitted by his Grace to visit his sick wife, upon obligation to return upon command

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 687

Document type: Original [with four signatures and seals]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 163-164

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Finds, by late letters, ... that it is much desired in England that the management of the Irish Revenue should be put into the hands of Mr Rider & his partners ... an arrangement which makes the writer "no further answerable for the success, than comes to the obeying of positive commands". ...

Adds particulars of the case of Mr Robinson.


Encloses

Report, to the King, under an Order of Reference upon a Petition of Mr Robinson

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 163-164


Duke of York to Ormond

Date: 3 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 338

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

"I believe you will be very much surprised by the news of my going beyond sea, and as much that his Majesty's affairs should be brought to such a condition, as for him to think it necessary for his service that I should go out of his dominions". ...


Declaration by the King in Council that he was never married to, nor ever made contract of marriage with, any woman whatsoever, but Queen Katherine now living

Date: 3 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 222

Document type: Copy


Duke of York to Ormond

Date: 3 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 68

Document type: Copy

Believes that Ormond will be surprised to hear that the King's affairs are brought to such a condition that his Majesty should think it necessary for his service that the writer should go out of his dominions. Lord Ossory will send a copy of the King's letter on the occasion.

[Life of Ormond, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of York's letter to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 3 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 68

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


A News-letter addressed to Thomas Wharton, at Winchendon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 151

Document type:

Departure of the Duke and Duchess of York for Holland.

Declaration of the King in Council as to his single marriage.

Interview of Lord Sunderland with Blood, at Whitehall.


Extract of a Letter from Rouen, 3/13 March, 1679

Date: 3/13 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 359

Document type: Without signature or address. In the hand of Sir George Lane.


Sir James Hayes to John Hayes

Date: Shrove Tuesday [4 March] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 146

Document type: Original? Endorsed by Ormond.

... "The great business of the State, and the gout of my Lord Privy Seal, keeps off our business at present, but we know not how soon judgment will fall upon us. I suppose the only way we have to come off, at last, will be that so much is due to us from the Kingdom [of Ireland] as would pay all; but, for want of power to collect it, we have been deficient in our performances." ...


Earl of Dumbarton to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 4 March 1679 N.S.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 616-617

Document type: Holograph. Signed: "Douglas, Dumbarton".

The King has ordered the writer's regiment to march for Ireland. ... Its officers & soldiers are all Protestants; the writer having, by his Majesty's command, put out all the Catholics & put Protestants in their places. his Lieutenant Colonel goes over with the regiment.


A Cypher [used in the correspondence of the Duke of Ormond]

Date: 5 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 464-465

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Answer of the Commissioners of Inspection [concerning arrears of the Revenue in Ireland] to the objections of Mr Rider [one of the Farmers of the Revenue aforesaid], mentioned in his Majesty's letter of 11 February, 1679

Date: 6 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 323

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 164-165

Matters of revenue and finance.


Enclosure 1

Draught of a Letter from his Majesty, directing the disposal of the surplus revenue of Ireland to certain uses herein described

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 164-165


Enclosure 2

Draught of a like Letter, giving warrant for the issue of certain monies "beyond and beside the [settled] Establishment" of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 164-165


Enclosure 3

Draught of a like Letter, for regulating the revenue of the archbishopric of Tuam, under circumstances stated

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 164-165


Enclosure 4

Draught of a like Letter, directing a deduction of six pence in the pound, out of the Military List, for a foundation to be laid of a perpetual provision for such officers & soldiers as shall grow unserviceable in the King's Army

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 164-165


Ormond to Sir Cyril Wyche

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 537

Document type: Copy

The last letters received from Lord Ossory mentions the King's then intention to send into Ireland twenty of the companies that were to be disbanded in England. ... This, at first, was the Duke's own proposal - but with the condition that a Parliament should be called here, as well to provide for the subsistence of those recruits, as for other needful affairs. Of this condition, there is no notice in the letters referred to. ...

Nothing can tend more to the security & improvement of this Kingdom, than a large access of English and Protestants, since it is impossible, upon a sudden, to lessen the number of Irish Papists, without laying waste most of our towns and lands, inhabited & tenanted by them. ...


Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons, 7 Martii, 1678 [O.S.]

Date: 7 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 451


The King's Speech to both Houses of Parliament

Date: Undated [Delivered 9 November 1678]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 451

See antea Nov. 1678


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 301

Document type: Copy

By the little information brought hither in the last letters, it seems as if [in England] there was a great calm in affairs. It is wished that it may not be such as prognosticates a storm.

The writer approves wholly of Mr Drelincourt's conduct, except as reflects his troubling Sir Robert Southwell with small accounts, which may well be adjusted betwixt him and Mulys [House Steward to the Duke]. ...

Lord Orrery continues to demonstrate his solicitude for the safety of this Kingdom, ... upon every the least offered occasion, ... and still his reflections on the subject are not without implied reflections on the Government. ...


Lord Chancellor Boyle's State of the Kingdom [of Ireland; in respect to its trade, agriculture, population, and military defence. Apparently addressed to a Peer of Parliament in England.]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1679

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

Document type: Copy


Archbishop Boyle to Earl of Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 186-187

Document type: Copy; with some corrections in Thomas Carte's hand

... The question to be considered at present is only this: Supposing the French have an intendment to invade us, but we are uncertain of the time, whether this Kingdom be not [already] put into as good a condition of defence as it will bear?

The writer proceeds to describe the state of the Revenue, ... and of the Army, of Ireland; various late proceedings in Council, concerning measures of defence; and other matters illustrative of the questions stated above. ...


Archbishop Boyle to Orrery

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 328-329

Document type: Copy

Reviews certain prevailing apprehensions as to a possible invasion of Ireland, in union with an insurrection of the Roman Catholic natives. ...

States (at great length) his opinion of the condition of that realm, and of the measures taken by its government, under present emergencies. ...

No war is actually declared; no monies can be raised but by Act of Parliament. The charge and discharge of the revenue is made even by the Establishment. Many things may be wanting, for lack of money, which the Government cannot supply. By Law, & by Instructions, we are bound up to rules & limitations which must not be transgressed. Trade ... runs much better [than heretofore]. ... The Militia is in a better posture. ... The Standing Army is well paid. ...


Encloses

An Extract from a Letter, written by our Envoy in France [concerning military affairs & preparations in the realm]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 328-329


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 166-167

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Upon occasion of the death of the Lord Chief Justice (in France, as reported), recommends to the King's choice, as successor, either Sir William Davys, his Prime Serjeant, or Sir William Domvile, his Attorney-General, "both of them, in all respects, very capable of discharging the place"....

Adds, in a PS., that the Attorney-General humbly desires to stay where he is. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 12 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 27

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

The office of Clerk of the Crown & Peace, in the county of Clare, of which the reversion was granted to Thomas Blood [attempted murderer, shortly before, of the Duke of Ormond] and, by him, "passed in his son Holcroft Blood's name", is, it is now stated to the King, voidable, by law, for the absence from Ireland, without lease, of the grantee. No grant thereof is to be made on behalf of any other person, until report of the vacancy be made to his Majesty. ...


Ormond to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 184r-v

Document type: Copy

Upon arrival hither of the report of what passed at the trial of those who have been executed for the murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, Sir William Petty put the writer in mind of an information he had formerly given about two persons who came in the same vessel with himself from England. ... The narrative is herewith transmitted. Sir Robert Southwell will best judge whether it may be fit to impart it to the Council.


Encloses

Narrative, by Sir William Petty, of conversations with two persons (unnamed therein) during a late voyage from England to Ireland

Date: [March] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 184r-v


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 29

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Compensation is to be made to Sir Robert Southwell for land taken, and losses sustained, on account of his Majesty's fort now building at Rincorran.


A Letter from a dissenter to his friend, against the calumnies [in relation to the government of Ireland] thrown upon the Duke of Ormond

Date: 15 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 190-195v


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 483

Document type: Copy

... A Nonconformist friend of the writer's, out of friendship to him, & indignation against the writer of ... that 'Letter of Intelligence', of 5 February last, of which Sir Robert lately sent a copy, has drawn up the remarks & confutation herewith communicated. Not a syllable has been altered therein. ...


[Sir Robert Walsh] to Arran

Date: 19 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 31-32

Document type: Holograph. Signed: "Nobody". Endorsed, by Ormond, as "received, with libels".

Personal affairs, & rumours.

Account "of a strange beast ... named Bedloe". ...


Minutes of a debate, in the House of Lords, chiefly relating to the judicial power and to the methods of procedure of the House, in cases of impeachment

Date: 19 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 229-230

Document type: Holograph


Colonel Richard Talbot to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: 20 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 697

Document type: Holograph

Represents his infirm state of health, and need of treatment which "M. Jannet, the great surgeon of Paris, is the only man that can, with any hope of success, undertake". ...

Hopes it will not be thought immodest in the writer to endeavour to preserve, against a growing & dangerous disease, that life, which, otherwise, he would not seek to withdraw from his Majesty's justice.


Ormond to the Earl of Dumbarton

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 614

Document type: Copy

Has received the Earl's letter of 4th inst., & has given orders to add his Lordship's regiment to the Establishment here. Orders are also given for reception of the men at Kinsale. Has very much satisfaction in obeying the King's pleasure in the Earl's behalf, who with so much generosity & duty has abandoned fortune for his Majesty's service. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 20 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 484

Document type: Copy

It falls out that those things which seemed to the writer, and to the whole Council here, to be properest for the preservation of the Crown & Protestant interest (which certainly are the same) have been misconstrued and fault found with them, either in respect of time, manner, or circumstances of execution. ...

The libellers go further than some statesmen. ...The charge the writer downright with being a Papist, ... & with setting up a Popish school in Kilkenny. ... The fact being that, in order to preclude the necessity of the English & Protestants sending their children to Popish schoolmasters, the writer built a schoolhouse, at a cost, for value of ground & for building, of £2,000, at least; and has, ever since, given £150 a year, to a schoolmaster & usher. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Date: 20 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 103-104

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Robert's letters of 4th, 8th, & 11th, inst. Things which seemed to the writer, and to all the Council, properest for the preservation of the Crown, and for the Protestant interest, have been misconstrued and fault found with them. But the libellers are honester than the politicians.

At Kilkenny, the writer established a Protestant school-house, at a cost of £2,000, and does now, yearly, give £150 a year for a master & an usher. This has been represented as the "setting-up of a Popish School".

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir Robert Southwell

Date: 20 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 103-104

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


Mr Powell's [Powle's] Speech [in the House of Commons, on the impeachment of the Earl of Danby], March 21, 1679

Date: 21 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 472

Document type: A contemporary report sent to the Duke of Ormond, immediately after the sitting at which the Speech was delivered.

Note. This report of the Speech, which sums up the charges against Lord Treasurer Danby, differs very materially from the report presented in Parliamentary History [vol. iv, col. IIII].


Sir Francis Winnington's Speech in the House of Commons, March 22, 1678 [1679, N.S.] in relation to the impeachment of Lord Danby

Date: 22 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 456

Note. Not reported in Parliamentary History of England.


Ormond to the Duke of York

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 338v

Document type: Copy; in Sir Robert Southwell's hand

"It is certain nothing could surprise me more than your R.H.'s of the third of this month, whether I consider the occasion of it, or the great honour of your thinking of me in such a conjuncture. ... Confidence in me, at such a time, I account the greatest of those many obligations I lie under." ...


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to the Duke of York

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 68-69

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


Ormond to Duke of York

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 68v

Document type: Copy

Nothing could surprise the writer more than H.R.H.'s letter of the 3rd, whether for the occasion of it; or for the honour of the communication at such a conjuncture. Hopes that he was thought of upon the Duke's calling to mind what servants he had that would not fear to shew fidelity under any circumstances.

[Life, III, App.]


An Account of Cheques which have been quarterly made on the Army [of Ireland], since the commencement of the Contract made by the present Farmers [of the Revenue of that Kingdom] with his Majesty; being from 25 December 1675 to 25 March 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 161


Notes of proceedings in both Houses of Parliament, 25-28 March 1679

Date: 25-28 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 458-459


The Earl of Shaftesbury's Speech in the House of Lords [chiefly on the alleged Popish plots]

Date: 25 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 470-471


Notes of proceedings in the House of Lords [upon the State of Ireland], March 25, April 5, April 15

Date: 25 March to 15 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 487, 475, 480, 488, 477

Document type: Five papers. [Misbound.]


Walsh to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 25 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 5-6

Document type: Holograph

Has been charged by one Everard with some knowledge when in Paris "of this plot [the alleged Popish plot]", and with having conversed about it "with Bishop Talbot, and his brother Richard Talbot".

Denies the charge. States the purport of the conversation held by the writer with the Talbots, when in Paris.

Note: Marginal pencil note in a later hand: "Arranged by Ormerod, Feb. 19 1886".

The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 33

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Letters-patent are to be passed, under the Great Seal of Ireland, granting to Sir John Booth, the office of Chief Justice of the King's Bench in that Kingdom.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 March 1679

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

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Upon the promotion of Sir John Booth, from the office of Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, to that of Chief Justice of the King's Bench in that Kingdom, a grant of the office so vacated is to pass to Sir William Domvile, now his Majesty's Attorney-General in that Kingdom.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 37

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Upon the promotion of Sir William Domvile, from the office of his Majesty's Attorney-General in Ireland, to that of Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in that Kingdom, a grant of the office so vacated is to pass to Sir John Temple, now Solicitor-General.


A News-letter, unsigned and without address; relating chiefly to the resort, into the North of Ireland, of great numbers of Presbyterians, who have fled from Scotland, "and have taken sanctuary amongst the Presbyterians here" ...

Written from: [Newtown, near Belfast]

Date: [28 March 1679] [the date is that of the receipt]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 482

Document type: Original

A News-letter, unsigned and without address; relating chiefly to the resort, into the North of Ireland, of great numbers of Presbyterians, who have fled from Scotland, "and have taken sanctuary amongst the Presbyterians here" ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 35

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Upon the promotion of Sir John Temple, from the office of his Majesty's Solicitor-General in Ireland, to that of Attorney-General, a grant of the office so vacated is to pass to John Keating, esquire.


Patrick Brady to a correspondent in London, described as "Mr J. L., Merchant, at his house in Broad Street"

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 544

Document type: Copy

The Lord Lieutenant has given strict orders to the Judges here to make inquiries in their Circuits, after our poor Friars and Dignitaries. And a Proclamation is out offering £5, sterling, for every Friar, and £10 for each Bishop. A parish priest is to be committed, if any Tory be found in his parish. This is more than ever was done in Cromwell's time. ...


Dr Collinges to Philip, Lord Wharton

Written from: [York?]

Date: 30 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 239r-v

Document type: Holograph

Discusses various questions of Theology, of Church government, and of reformation of manners. Is of opinion that no Act would be more worthy of a religious Parliament than one which should make it compulsory upon parents to give their children the ability to read. "Truly", he adds, "for such as are so poor that they cannot spare the money, I would have it done at the charge of the Parish; and all imaginable encouragement given to any who would, while alive, give, or at their death leave, any lands or sums of money to raise a revenue for poor children's learning to read", &c.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; to 31 March, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 232-233

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 March 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 168-169

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Additional particulars concerning the state of the several Courts of Justice in Ireland, on occasion of the vacant chief justiceship of the King's Bench. ...


The Impeachment of High Treason, and other crimes and offences of the Earl of Powys, William, Viscount Stafford, Henry, Lord Arundell of Warder, ... [and others]

Date: Undated [March 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 473-474


Another Copy of the same Articles (as MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 473-474)

Date: Undated [March 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 498-499


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [for the taking of Revenue Accounts and the regulation of the procedure of the Farmers of the Revenue, in respect of receipts & payments, according to the terms of their contract with his Majesty]

Date: [March? 1679] [the date is conjectural only]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 327-329

Document type: Copy


Abstract of Revenue Accounts; under the existing Farm of the Revenue in Ireland

Date: [March? 1679] [the date is conjectural only]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 331


A List of the principal cities, towns, &c. [in Ireland] for head garrisons, magazines, & stores

Date: [March or April? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 479

Document type: Reported to the Lords with endorsement by Duke of Ormond.


Votes and proceedings of the House of Commons [in relation to the impeachment of the Lord Treasurer Danby, and in relation to Parliamentary elections]

Date: 1-4 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 484-485

Document type: Two papers


A News-letter, unsigned and without address

Written from: [Newtown, near Belfast?]

Date: 2 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 486

Document type: Original

The men who have of late fled Scotland live very tamely & without fear amongst us. ... There is a report that the great conventicler, Welsh, is come lately to this country, but so disguised that it is hard to find him out. ... They [the Presbyterians] have here their nurseries, where a kind of philosophy and the tongues are taught; & generally the grammar-schools, as well as those for the English tongue, are kept by those whom they choose, and their catechism is taught to children. ...


Notes of proceedings of the House of Commons, April 2-5

Date: 2- 5 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 494-495


[A Proclamation] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland, for the apprehension of certain persons

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 4 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 410-411

Document type: In print (Dublin, B. Tooke and J. Crooke, 1679)

[A Proclamation] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland, for the apprehension of certain persons, as yet unknown, who committed an assault on John Totty, one of the officers at mace in the City of Dublin, at a Mass-house on the Merchants' Quay [in MS.: "Key"] therein].


Notes of proceedings in the House of Commons [on the alleged plots, & on the impeachment of the Lord treasurer Danby]

Date: 4 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 482


[Observations] concerning the force of an Act of the Parliament of England naming [so in the Duke of Ormond's endorsement of the paper] Ireland

Date: 7 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 89-91

Document type:

Note. The title cited is form the endorsement (in Ormond's hand), words within brackets excepted.


Articles of Impeachment of High Treason, ... against William, Earl of Powis; William, Viscount Strafford; Henry, Lord Arundel of Warder; William, Lord Petre; and John, Lord Bellasis; now prisoners in the Tower of London

Date: 7 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 538-539


Another Copy of the Articles of Impeachment above-recited; with important variations & additions

Date: 7 April 1679 [dated only by endorsement]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 576-578


An Order of the House of Lords, for the committal of John Sidway to the Gate-House at Westminster

Date: 7 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 626

Document type: Minute? In the hand of Lord Wharton.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Secretary's letter of the 1st inst. ... Has forborne to give warrants for patents [for the chief justiceship & other offices] until a further declaration of the King's pleasure. ... "If his Majesty shall leave Mr Attorney [Sir William Domvile]" as he is, "I presume", adds the writer, "that he will then raise Sir Robert Booth to be Chief Justice of the King's Bench and put Sir W. Davys, or Mr Keatinge, in his place". ...

... Notices the votes that passed [in the House of Lords] after Lord Ossory had given in his Narrative.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 171

Document type: Copy

Reports a conference with Sir William Domvile, shewing his, Sir Henry's, irremoveable aversion to accept the proffered chief justiceship.


Notes of proceedings of the House of Commons for the 7th and 8th April

Date: 7-8 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 496


Address of the House of Commons to the King [on the Impeachment of the Lord Treasurer Danby]

Date: [8 April] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 492


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 172

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The man that gives the intelligence, herewith communicated, is not known to the writer, who, however, has no doubt of the truth of the information, or of the willingness of the informer to make it good, whensoever his appearance shall be thought more useful than the continuance of his observation and correspondence.


Encloses

A Letter of Intelligence from the North of England [concerning plottings against the Government]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 172


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Coventry

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 11 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 588

Document type: Copy

Upon information that two letters, relating to the Revenue of Ireland, formerly addressed to Mr Secretary Coventry, were, by his Majesty's command, put into the hands of the late Lord Treasurer, the Earl of Danby, and may therefore, by reason of the Earl's absence, not be at hand when there may be occasion to refer to them, copies are now transmitted.


Enclosure 1

Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 588

Document type: Copy

Report various particulars concerning the Revenue of this Kingdom.


Enclosure 2

Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 588

Document type: Copy

To like effect.


Petition of Peter Talbot, a prisoner in Dublin Castle, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 11 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 693

Document type: Original

Recites his dangerous illness. Prays for the assistance of a secular priest, "to prepare himself for another world".


An Order, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, to the Mayor and Sheriffs of Dublin

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 11 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 541

Document type: Copy [fourteen signatures]

An Order, by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland, to the Mayor and Sheriffs of Dublin, to make returns of the names of the proprietors of houses in that city, in which unusual meetings of persons of the Romish Religion have lately been held; and also of some other particulars relating thereto.


The Effect of the Deposition of Elizabeth Oxley [in relation to an alleged incitement by Papists to arson in the city of London]

Date: 12 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 518r-v

Document type: Copy


Memorial of Arthur Harvie to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, containing a narrative of his faithful service to the King, in the city of Chester, and of the sufferings inflicted upon him by the usurping authorities there

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 528

Document type: Original


Extract of a Letter from a Friend, concerning summoning of grand juries on the Statute, 3 Hen. VIII c.12

Date: 14 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 615

Document type: Apparently addressed to Philip, Lord Wharton


Extract of a Letter from a Friend, concerning the regulating of peers

Date: 14 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 616

Document type: Addressed to the same correspondent


Dr Collinges to Philip, Lord Wharton

Written from: Norwich

Date: 14 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 264

Document type: Holograph

Reports various recent proceedings and incidents in Norfolk, relating chiefly to Church affairs; and, in particular, to presentments for Recusancy. Communicates his views as to certain points of the Statutes concerning Popish Recusants; and as to the renewal of an expired Statute for the regulation of the Press.


Extract of what relates to ... the Duke of Ormond and the Kingdom of Ireland, out of the Journals of Parliament

Date: 15 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 500


Notes upon the Arrears of Farm-Rent, due in Ireland to the King; as they were outstanding 16 April, 1679

Date: 16 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 51

Document type: Original


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 16 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423v

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Would be much embarrassed if the Earl of Danby should seek refuge in Holland; the writer not wishing to offend the Parliament by caressing him. Yet Danby did the Prince service. Friendship is not to be swayed by good or ill fortune. The writer hates ingratitude, and therefore must shew his sense of obligation. but it is his hope that Lord Danby may not come to the Hague.

French.


Lost of the Proxies given by Lords of Parliament as they stood on April 16, 1679. [By Lord Wharton.]

Date: 16 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 550


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 16 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 173

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Primacy adds little, if any thing, to the authority the now Primate [Michael Boyle] had as Archbishop of Dublin, whereby he was Metropolitan in a better province. ... But he is the most capable man to do the King service [in Armagh]. ... As to Sir William Davys, by continuing as Recorder of Dublin, ... he may perhaps be of more use to the Primate, than if he were Chief Justice. ... For the writer himself, he has nothing to do, but to submit his judgment wholly to the King's.


Names of the Privy Council laid aside

Date: 20 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 553

Note. Lord Wharton's endorsement adds, to the title cited, the words: "And Commissioners of the Navy", but the last-named list does not now appear.


The Oath of a Privy Councillor; taken by William, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate & Metropolitan

Date: 21 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 225


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 41-43

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Grant is to be made in due form to Sir Nicholas Armorer, during pleasure, of the office of Governor of his Majesty's fort near Kinsale.


Includes

Report by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to the King, concerning the Grant, above-mentioned

Written from: Treasury Chambers

Date: 22 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 41

Document type: Copy [five signatures]


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 485

The letter of the Oxford tutor concerning the miscarriage of Drelincourt led almost to a resolve to have nothing more to do with Frenchmen in that function, but by another letter from the Bishop of Oxford, it appears that the matter was not so bad as had been represented. That the tutor has made a shift to put himself as much in the wrong as he represented the other to be seems evident. ...

As to the question of the grants [of certain lands &c. in Ireland], ... the writer does not fear but that he shall well justify himself for receiving them, as he did. And he has this comfort: "The King, his Councils of both Kingdoms, and the two Houses of Parliament (all Protestants) once thought they were not too much, or me unworthy of them. But of all men the Adventurers are most ungrateful, if they repine at it. For I not only parted from what would have been worth £20,000 a year, for their accomodation (and for what I never made above £23,000 of, in money), but when their whole settlement was brought in danger by a Commission ... I declared against that Commission, & for the English interest, until Parliament prevailed to have it suspended."


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 45-46

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

A Commission is to be given to Captain Edward Brabazon for the command of the first troop of horse that may become vacant in his Majesty's Army.


Recites 1

Report of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to the King, under an order of reference by the King in Council, upon occasion of a Petition from Captain Edward Brabazon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Copy


Recites 2

Report of the Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury upon the Petition above-mentioned

Written from: Treasury Chambers

Date: 24 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 173-175

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Details concerning the late judicial appointments in Ireland; and concerning certain scruples expressed by the Lords of the Treasury upon the proposals contained in the 'Draughts of Letters' lately transmitted. ... The writer hopes that upon examination of the 'State & Prospect of the Revenue' ... (now reported by Mr Thynne to have been recovered) ... those scruples will be removed.


Votes of the House of Commons in relation to James, Duke of York. With an Order for their communication to the Lords for their concurrence.

Date: 27 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 537


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; to 30 April, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 234-235

Document type: Original


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 486

Document type: Copy

Lord Ossory will shew some correspondence ... which may, in some measure, guide the writer's friends [in their judgment of the present conjuncture of affairs]. ... "When the stream ran, and that strongly enough, another way though I did not ridiculously affect to stop it, or to swim against it, yet I did not blindfold suffer myself to be carried with it. I have - or at least I think I have - from my first entrance into public life, set some rules to myself and fixed upon some principles, from which I have never swerved, and they have hitherto borne me out. If they fail me now, I had rather they should, than I depart from them." ...


Ormond to Sir William Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 196

Document type: Copy

Does not remember any session of Parliament - held whilst the writer was out of England - which did not bring hot alarms from his friends of preparations to accuse him. ... Whenever he came thither, he was suffered to be quiet. ... Now, he could, with great cheerfulness, lay down his great & eured place at his Majesty's feet, ... but cannot bring himself to offer it as a ransom or composition. ...He therefore desires the King's permission to attend him at Court and that Ossory may be sent with it, ... that he may remain Deputy in the writer's absence. ...


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's Letter to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 61

Document type: As prepared by Thomas Carte for the press


A List of the Jury impanelled at the Assizes at Clonmel, in Moore's case, April, 1679

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 47

Document type: Copy; sent to the Lord Lieutenant


An Abstract of the Earl of Dumbarton's late regiment; according to the Muster taken thereof, at their arrival at Kinsale, April, 1679

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 624

Document type: Original


An Account of the companies [of the regiment aforesaid] to which certain Highlanders do belong who did not take the Oaths of Supremacy & Allegiance, by reason they could not speak English

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 625

Document type: Original


Extract of a Letter from a Friend concerning excommunication, and concerning a book called Reformatio legum Ecclesiasticarum

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 617

Addressed to Philip, Lord Wharton.


A [proposed] Bill for Regulation of the Clergy. Apparently prepared by Philip, Lord Wharton.

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 622-625


A Summary Account of the Canons of Ancient Councils for the [regulation of the] lives of Ministers and punishment of such as are scandalous

Date: Undated

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 626

Document type: Apparently from the same hand.


Brief [Breviate] of a Bill for regulating the elections of Members of Parliament

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 827r-v

Document type: Draught


The Speech of the Earl of Ossory [in the House of Lords], in answer to one of the Earl of Shaftesbury, reflecting on the Duke of Ormond

Date: April 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 101

[Life of Ormond, III, App.]


Draught of a Royal Letter concerning funds for the maintenance of the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham, near Dublin, for maimed, sick and aged soldiers. Prepared by Sir John Temple, Solicitor-General of Ireland.

Date: [April?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 191-192

Document type: Holograph


Draught of a Royal Letter concerning the payment of accounts for certain military services in Ireland, not entered upon, or provided for, by the Military List of that Kingdom. Prepared as above-recited.

Date: [April?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 193

Document type: Holograph


Draught of a Royal Letter directing the manner of the future appropriation of such surplus Revenue in Ireland as may accrue over & above the sums needed for the pay of the present Establishments of that Kingdom. Prepared as above-recited.

Date: [April?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 194

Document type: Holograph


A Computation of a month's pay to the Earl of Dumbarton's regiment of foot, lately arrived [in Ireland]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: [April] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 618

Note. Total, per mensem, £1634 14s. 8d.


A Memorial concerning the pay, upon the Army Establishment of Ireland, of the Earl of Dumbarton's late regiment

Date: [April? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 647

Document type: Original


A Computation of pay of the late Earl of Dumbarton's regiment [meaning 'the Earl of Dumbarton's late regiment' (the Earl survived the Revolution of 1688)]

Date: [April? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 640

Document type: Original


A Computation of the pay to the officers & soldiers of the regiment of foot, lately under the command of George, Earl of Dumbarton, ... ordered to be transported into Ireland

Date: [April? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 642

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the Earl of Dumbarton's late regiment; according to the Muster taken thereof, at their arrival at Kinsale, April, 1679

Date: April [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 643-644

Document type: Copy


An Address of the House of Commons to the King praying that his Majesty would order the immediate execution of certain priests & Jesuits recently convicted of traitorous practices

Date: [April?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 490


Division-List of the House of Lords upon question, after debate, as to the Bill of Attainder of Thomas, Earl of Danby

Date: [April] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 588


[List of] the Lords of the Privy Council appointed a Committee for Trade & Foreign Plantations

Date: [April] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 600


A Bill for the attainder of the Earl of Danby, if found in England after the first of May, 1679

Date: [April?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 581

Note. The recital states that the Earl "has not answered [to his Impeachment] and is fled".


The Earl of Ossory's Speech [in the House of Lords of England] in answer to one of the Earl of Shaftesbury, reflecting on the Duke of Ormond

Date: [April 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 101

Document type: In Thomas Carte's hand


Subjoined

The Prince of Orange to the Earl of Ossory; on occasion of his speech

Written from: The Hague

Date: 2 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 102

Document type: Copy; in the same hand, as prepared for the press


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Written from: The Hague

Date: 2 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 102

Document type: Copy

Congratulates him on his defence of the Duke of Ormond, in the House of Lords.

Sends him a copy of his speech, as printed at the Hague.

French.

[Life, III, App.]


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 3 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 586

Document type: Copy

Imparts some particulars of recent correspondence concerning the composition of the Irish Privy Council. Is of opinion that it will be found "impossible to dispatch the business ... with so few as are [in England] designed to be of it".


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 175-176

Particulars (sent in obedience to the King's command, notified in Sir Henry's letter of 26 April), concerning the composition of the Privy Council in Ireland.


Enclosure 1

A List of his Majesty's Privy Council, in Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 175-176


Enclosure 2

A List of Officers who, in the Lord Lieutenant's opinion, might be made Privy Councillors, by virtue of their respective places

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 175-176


Notes of proceedings upon the Impeachment of High Treason of Lord Treasurer the Earl of Danby

Date: 3-5 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 572


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 4 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 176-177

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

In the event of the writer having his Majesty's leave to pass into England, it is the Lord Primate's desire that neither he nor any of the [late] Justices may be mentioned for the government, during the writer's absence. Lord Granard has been once or twice in that station. ...


An Address of the House of Commons to the King accusing the Duke of Lauderdale of mal-adminstration of the King's affairs in Scotland

Date: [6 May] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 491


Debate of the Lords' House, [upon the question] 'Whether Bishops may vote in cases of Blood'

Date: 6-20 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 561-567v

Document type: Partly in the hand of Lord Wharton


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 49

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Recommends for the command of a troop of horse in his Majesty's Army of Ireland, Theobald Russell, Governor of Galway [in MS.: "Gallway"].


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 486-487

Document type: Copy

The late printed narrative of proceedings here, since the first discovery of the Plot, without the 'Preface' would have been but a dull diary. That gives much life to it, and might have good effect, but that generally the humour now is rather to wish to find men in office guilty than innocent. Accusations, condemnations, and executions are as so many Lord Mayor's shows to the multitude. But let them have a care who would gain their good will by giving them such spectacles that they find plenty of such divertisements, for it will be hard to stop or satiate an appetite raised in so devouring a monster. ...


An Order of the House of Lords in relation to the importation of Arms in Ireland

Date: 7 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 502


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 62

Document type: Copy

The 'Narrative' of proceedings since the first discovery of the Plot would have been but a dull diary, without the Preface.

Condemnations & executions are like so many "Lord-Mayor's Shows" to the multitude.

Prophets before, and Apostles after, Our Lord did miracles; but none could, or did, command a storm into a calm; it would seem that that was harder than to feed the living or to raise the dead. And no storm equals the madness of a People.

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir Robert Southwell, MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 62

Date: 7 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 62

Document type: As prepared, by Thomas carte, for the press.


An Order of Reference to a Select Committee of the House of Commons "to enquire into the exorbitancy & abuses in the Post Office"; with the names of the Committee appointed

Date: 10 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 546


Division List upon question, in the House of Lords, as to the appointment of a Committee of both Houses, upon matters relating to the approaching trial of certain Peers accused of participation in an alleged Popish Plot

Date: 10 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 270

Document type: Endorsed by Lord Wharton


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 177-180

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... When Papists only were ordered to disarm, the order strongly implied that such Protestants as had arms might keep them, & that such as had not might provide them. ... Only one license was given to a merchant here for importing arms. ... The arms from the Tower [of London] are long since come, and almost all distributed. ...


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Written from: The Hague

Date: 12 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423v

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand.

"I am charmed to hear how well you have learned how to deal with the ... speechifiers ["haranguers"] [referring to Lord Ossory's defence of his father, against the Duke of Buckingham, in the House of Lords]. What you said on the occasion has been printed here. ... I could not have believed they would go the length of attacking your father ... especially in the matter of religion. God ... knows what will be the end of all your commotion." ...


[ A writer not herein named, to Wharton]

Date: 13 May [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 155

Document type: Original. Unsigned. Addressed to Wharton, at St Giles, London.

Censures some recent proceedings in Parliament and urges the duty of a wise and reticent moderation; after the recent speeches made by the King and Chancellor.


Minutes, by Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond, of what passed at the Council Board, at Dublin, in relation to a long difference betwixt the Commissioners and Farmers of the Revenue, and James Fletcher, a merchant, concerning the entry and payment of [Customs] Duties

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 361-362

Document type: Wholly in the Duke of Ormond's hand


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 487

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning an eventual appointment of Lords Justices, ... and an expected authority for proceedings with the fortifications at Rincoran. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 May 1679 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 180-181

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Matters of finance. ... Whatever difficulty may be caused by the coming of the new regiment, the writer is not sorry it is here - in some measure to encourage the Protestants in those parts of Munster that lie next to France, from whence the alarums are frequently renewed.


Encloses

An Account of the alterations which the addition of the charge of the new regiment will bring, upon the Establishment [of Ireland]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 180-181


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 May 1679 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 181-182

From late intelligence out of the north of Ireland, and from the late most barbarous action in Scotland, it is not unreasonable to apprehend that a fanatic rebellion may be produced from a Popish plot. ...


Enclosure 1

"Letter from an honest sober man in the North, giving an account of the increasing confidence of the Scotch Presbyterians in those parts"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 181-182


Enclosure 2

Another letter, on the same subject, "from a new Intelligencer"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 181-182


Notes or Minutes of the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Commons

Date: 19 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 76, fol(s). 693


The Examination of John Bayly [concerning certain reports, as to military preparations in France for an expedition into Ireland]. With other examinations on the same subject.

Written from: Cork

Date: 20 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 471-473

Document type: Original [three papers]


Bate French to Orrery

Written from: Cork

Date: 20 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 474

Document type: Original

Begs to be pardoned for some foolish jesting about a French invasion of Ireland.


A News-letter to John Coghill of Dublin

Date: 20 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 488

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.

... Those who are Justices of Peace in this corner of the county are usually Presbyterians, and those who are sons of the Church are at some distance, so that had I a mind to apprehend any man upon never so just a cause, he may escape before I can send and have a warrant. ...

The most part of men here do not stick to justify that most barbarous and cruel fact [the murder of Archbishop Sharpe]. ...


The Account of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 22 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 531

Document type: Original [with five signatures]


An Information, by Samuel Robson, of Derry, of words spoken in that city respecting the murder of James Sharpe, late Archbishop of St Andrews in Scotland

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 23 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 377

Document type: Original


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 487

Document type: Copy

Has found some difficulty to bring himself to write to Lord Shaftesbury at all, ... even with the deference he has for the opinion of his friends; ... found it still harder to pen such a letter, ... as could satisfy both the great man and the writer himself. ... Sir Robert will see what, at length, has been produced. ... If not agreeable to the writer's friends, he does not expect it to be delivered. ...


Another Copy of the letter of the Duke of Ormond to Sir Robert Southwell, MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 487

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 543


An Order in Council in relation to the importation of arms into Ireland

Date: 25 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 504

Document type: Original


Ormond to Shaftesbury

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 198-199

Document type: Copy

Congratulates him on his appointment to the presidency of the Council. ... Does not doubt that when he shall have had leisure to possess himself of, and to consider, the papers ... lately sent from hence, he will "find cause to propose the taking of some resolution, and the giving of due directions upon them". ...


Minutes of Proceedings at a Conference between both Houses of Parliament concerning the Impeachment of the Earl of Danby. With copies of prior Resolutions of the House of Commons, upon the same subject.

Date: 26 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 583-587


[List of the names of the] Lords [of Parliament], present on May 27, 1679

Date: 27 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 551


Names of the Lords who then protested

Date: 27 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 549


The King's Speech upon the Prorogation of the Parliament

Date: 27 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 554

Document type: In Lord Wharton's hand


Lords that protested against the Bishops voting in capital causes

Date: 27 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 569

Document type: Also in Lord Wharton's hand


[Names of the] Lords of the Privy Council discontinued

Date: [May?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 548


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 182-183

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Order in Council upon Lord Ranelagh's petition. ... Hopes that the order will be obeyed, and that the Undertakers will hasten to make good their objections against the Statement of their account, made by the Commissioners. But if they should not come, ... we may well take the representation of the Commissioners for a true state of the accounts, & cause the law to be prosecuted. ...


Petition of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, and partners, to the King

Date: [28? May 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy

Have received his Majesty's command to proceed into Ireland, in order to the adjustment of their accounts [as Farmers & Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom]. ...

State various incidents of their Contract; and the grounds of their claim to certain sums, now in question between the Crown & the petitioners.

Pray that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to hear petitioners, in England, in relation thereto; that they may know his pleasure, before their repair into Ireland.


An Order, by the King in Council, upon the Petition of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, and others

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 165

Document type: Copy


An Abstract of the Accounts of the farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 31st May 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 236-237

Document type: Original


A List of Governors of counties, cities, and forts, in Ireland; under the Great Seal

Date: May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 162

Document type: Original


A List of Governors, by Commission from the Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland]

Date: May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 162v

Document type: Original


The Case of Sir Francis Drake, upon which a Bill is depending [in Parliament]

Date: May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 610

Document type: Copy. Endorsed with the names of Counsel in the cause.


Notes of a Conference [between the two Houses of Parliament], concerning the trial of the Five Lords

Date: May 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 556-559v


Vote, or proposed Resolution, of the House of Commons upon the extension of the Penal Laws against Recusants, enacted in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the case of Protestant Dissenters

Date: [May?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 560


An Act for distinguishing Protestant Dissenters from Popish Recusants

Date: [May?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 648

Document type: Minute? In Lord Wharton's hand.


An Act &c. [as above]. With amendments and large additions.

Date: [May?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 650-651


A View of his Majesty's Revenue and Charge in Ireland, at Michaelmas 1677, and forwards [to 1679]; without any retrospect to the arrears of any former undertaking

Date: [May? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 325

Document type: Original


An Address of the House of Commons & the King accusing Nathaniel Reading, esquire, of complicity in the alleged Popish Plot

Date: [May?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 493


Informations, by Joanna Gourney, and others, concerning words spoken, of the Duke of Ormond, by one Mrs Saunders

Written from: Dublin?

Date: 3 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 51-53

Document type: Originals (two papers)


An Account of arms and ammunition, ... delivered out of the Anne and Sarah of Liverpool, from Amsterdam

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 636

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 183-186

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Certain arms brought by an Amsterdam ship, mentioned by Sir Leoline Jenkins, were landed by the writer's warrant for the use of a militia regiment. ... In relation to Lord Sunderland's signification of his Majesty's pleasure concerning Lord Hyde's pension ..., certain papers are now transmitted. ...

Particulars are added concerning the maintenance of the new regiment (late Lord Dumbarton's), ... "which, being entirely Scotch, and slandered as Papists, thought they have given the same proof to the contrary required from the rest of the Army, are neither welcomed or trusted in their quarters ... as other companies ... in theirs". ...


Enclosure 1

Copy of a letter from the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Sunderland [concerning Lord Hyde's pension]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 183-186


Enclosure 2

Extracts from some articles of the Establishment of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 183-186


Enclosure 3

Extracts from the Instructions given by the King to the Duke of Ormond, upon his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 183-186


George Lovell to Dr John Coghill [Registrar of the Prerogative Office at Dublin]

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 6 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 378

Document type: Original

Reports his endeavours to inform himself of the existence of Conventicles in his, the writer's, neighbourhood, and also about the persons by whom they are frequented.

Mentions the arrival in Lisburn of Sir George Rawdon's troop, for Armagh.


Minutes of Proceedings at the Council Board in England, concerning the Revenue-Contract in Ireland - its arrears and liabilities - of the Earls of Ranelagh, & his partners; as reported to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 7 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 166-168

Document type: Original. Unsigned [but apparently in Southwell's hand]. Several proper names are in cypher, but have an interlined decypher in Ormond's hand.


Subjoined 1

A Declaration by the Earl of Ranelagh, Sir James Hayes, and others, concerning the contract aforesaid. "Read at the Committee of Privy Council, June 6th."

Date: 3 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 170

Document type: Copy


Subjoined 2

A Schedule of various Allowances, Defalcations and Compensations for losses, claimed by the Farmers aforesaid

Date: 3 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 171

Document type: Copy


A Proclamation [by his Majesty's Privy Council of Scotland], for calling out Heretors and Freeholders to attend the King's Host

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 7 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 586

Document type: In print (Edinburgh printed, London reprint, 1679, fol.)


Danby to Essex

Written from: Wallingford House

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 567

Document type: Copy. Endorsed as received by the Duke of Ormond, from the Earl of Essex.

Has received the Lord Lieutenant's letter of 12 May and the accompanying accounts of Revenue. ... Finds, in the latter, discrepancies of view between the Lord Lieutenant & himself as to what is to be accounted payment, by the Farmers, of their "first year's rent". Has, therefore, consulted the Attorney-General thereon & finds that "he is of opinion that the Revenue being demised to the Farmers, under the rent of £240,000 per annum, as soon as that sum is completed by their monthly payments, it is to be looked upon & called the rent, for the first year, of their Farm ending at Christmas last; notwithstanding a considerable part of it hath been paid since that time". ...


An Examination [concerning the insurrection, in the western parts of Scotland] of William Young, of Belfast, merchant; taken before Randal Brice, esquire

Written from: Donaghadoe

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 490

Document type: Original


An Examination [on the same subject] of John Junes, of Donaghadoe, master of a vessel; taken as aforesaid

Written from: Donaghadoe

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 490

Document type: Original


An Examination of William Allcorne, an inhabitant of Glasgow in the Kingdom of Scotland [concerning incidents of the insurrection there]; taken before George Macartney, esquire

Written from: Antrim

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 492

Document type: Original


A Narrative of the Engagement at Loudon Hill, near Glasgow, between a party of the King's troops, under Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee) and a party of Covenanters, on the 1st of June 1679; and of some subsequent proceedings, and incidents

Written from: Donaghadoe

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 494

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed by Ormond.

By Thomas Campbell. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.


The Examination of James Hutchinson, Minister of Galashiels, in the forest of Ettrick, and of John Row, Minister of Stonekirk in Galloway [concerning various incidents of the insurrection in Scotland]; taken before Sir Robert Colville

Written from: Newtown

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 496-497

Document type: Copy


Sir Robert Colvill to Ormond

Written from: Newtown

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 500

Document type: Copy

Communicates the result if the writer's inquiries, concerning the late incidents in Scotland. Sends examinations taken at Donaghadoe, by Mr Brice.


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423v

Document type: Breviates; by Carte

Communicates his view of the state of affairs, with regard to France.


Sir George Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 8 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 380

Document type: Holograph

Has received an express from the port of Donnoghadoe and has thereupon given directions that all passengers landing at that port shall be observed, and, if occasion arise, shall be stayed until further order.

Will also send like advices to other ports, and will take measures for the better guarding of the Fort of Carrickfergus.


The Declaration of the Presbyterians, now [in rebellion] in the West of Scotland

Date: [circa 10 June 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 514-515

Document type: Endorsed as received [in Ireland] on the 23rd June


Samuel Spreull to John Spreull

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 526-527

Document type: Holograph

"Eleven or twelve days since, there was a Conventicle in the fields at Loudoun Hills, and one Captain Cleavers [John Graham of Claverhouse] with a troop, and two companies of dragoons, set on them. But the Lord appeared for His own people against His enemies, and caused both troopers and dragoons to flee before them and a considerable part of them [were] killed, but few of the Lord's people." ...

An account of subsequent incidents follows. ...


Advices of Incidents of the Insurrection in Scotland. Sent from Carrickfergus, to the Duke of Ormond.

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 390

Document type: Original. [With a note in the hand of Lord Granard.]


The Examination of Alexander Wilson, a soldier Captain Douglas' company [in relation to his absence from his colours]; taken at Lisburne

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 391

Document type: Original


The Examination of Ralph Blankisship [also a soldier in the company of Captain Archibald Douglas; upon a like charge]; taken at Lisburne

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 391


Rawdon to Granard

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 382

Document type: Holograph

Further reports have come to the writer of the increase of malcontents in Scotland, but not accompanied with details or particulars.

Describes the measures taken by the writer, for the better security of the coast of Ireland; and notices the proceedings of the Commissioners of Array.

Adds, in a PS., some later and more detailed information received from Irvine.


George Macartney to Granard

Written from: Belfast

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 385

Document type: Original

Gives some particulars of the news received from Scotland. Expresses his belief that "all the Clergymen will either be killed or imprisoned, if they escape not from thence". Two of them have already reached Belfast. Adds some notice of family incidents.


Hugh Campbell to Sir George Rawdon

Written from: Donaghadee

Date: 12 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 503

Document type: Holograph

A boat came yesternight from Scotland. The writer searched the passengers for letters, but found none sealed, save a few to some people in Belfast, which he enclosed, under his own cover, to the Sovereign there. Took "informations" from some of the passengers which are sent herewith.


Subjoins 1

Examinations of James Johnston, James Macdowall, and Gilbert Mackewne [so in MS.], concerning incidents of the late insurrection in Scotland

Written from: Donaghadee

Date: 11 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 502

Document type: Copies (three examinations)


The Examination of Gilbert Mackewan, of Belfast, merchant, [concerning various incidents of the insurrection in Scotland]; taken before George Macartney, esquire

Written from: Belfast

Date: 12 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 498

Document type: Original


Rawdon to Granard

Written from: Lisburn

Date: 12 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 388

Document type: Holograph

Communicates, for the information of the Duke of Ormond, some further intelligence concerning the insurrection in Scotland.

Recommends measures for strengthening the garrison at Carrickfergus; thinking it likely that the stores of ammunition there may tempt the rebels to effect a surprise.


George Macartney to Sir George Rawdon

Written from: Belfast

Date: 13 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 499

Document type: Holograph

Will draw out his troops on the morrow as desired. ... Has received a parcel of Scotch letters directed [so in MS.] to Mr Hugh Campbell, and has examined some passengers that came over [from Scotland]. Sends the best examination he could get, & believes that it may be true, as the witness was "timorous" enough in giving his answers. ... Is credibly informed that Sir James Turner is among these rebellious people. It was he who bred the first disturbance with that sort of people before. ...


Ormond to Sir Robert Colvill

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 13 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 543

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Robert Colvill's letter of the 8th inst. with the enclosed Depositions. Thanks him for his vigilance. ... By the end of this month, there will be a good body of horse about Charlemont to encourage the well-affected, and to keep others in peace, which is all the hurt intended them.


Colonel Alexander MacDonnell to the Earl of Clanricarde

Written from: Glanarme

Date: 14 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 409

Document type: Holograph

Has had conference with a gentleman of credit lately arrived from Scotland who assures the writer that within a few weeks they will see great troubles; an assurance which the unsettled state of men's minds make the writer apt to believe. He does not even expect safety in his own house "unless the Lord Lieutenant be pleased to send a company or two of foot to secure it; and bridleth the country".


Hugh Campbell to Rawdon

Written from: Donaghadee

Date: 14 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 398

Document type: Original. [Communicated to Lord Granard, and by him to the Duke of Ormond.]

A boat has arrived from Scotland, but without passengers. It brings a report "that the servant of my Lord Argyle, who had murdered him, was apprehended at Chappell", whilst endeavouring to make his way into Ireland. There are also reports of an insurrection at Edinburgh.


Hugh Campbell to Lord Granard

Written from: Donaghadee

Date: 14 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 405

Document type: Original

Has discovered a news-letter, of which the copy is enclosed. Communicates further reports of the proceedings in Scotland.


David Maxwell to John Coghill

Date: 17 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 504

Document type: Holograph

Has fears of an intended rising of the Presbyterians, ... having seen them generally armed. They boast that they are able to beat all Ireland. And their preachers have some such aim; for they talk that when sin is not punished by the Magistrate, it is then the People's duty to supply that defect. ... There is a book very frequent amongst them, called The Wrestlings of the Kirk of Scotland, for the Kingdom of Christ - a most rebellious piece, as ever was writ. ... They assert no less than what the Jesuits do - that their Ministers are not subject to the Civil Magistrate, till, by the General Assembly, they be delivered over to him. ...


Sir Robert Colvill to Ormond

Written from: Newtown

Date: 17 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 506

Document type: Holograph

Returns thanks for his Grace's letter of 13th inst. ... Has had many confirmations of the former ill news [concerning the rebellion in Scotland], but cannot learn that any considerable persons hath yet engaged with the rebels. Hitherto, they proceed prosperously & have met with little or no opposition. ...


Advices of various incidents of the rebellion in Scotland. Addressed to Lord Viscount Granard, through Sir George Rawdon; by one ... Wallis, a Nonconformist Minster, living in the county of Antrim.

Date: 17 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 508

Document type: These Advices are signed only with the letter "O". The name of the writer is endorsed on the letter by the Duke of Ormond.


Earl of Clanricarde to Colonel Alexander Macdonnel [afterwards third Earl of Antrim, married to Helena Bourke, or De Burgh, a near relative of Lord Clanricarde]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 511

Document type: Original

Has received his brother's letter of 14th inst. and will shew it to the Lord Lieutenant. ... Shall not feel at ease until Colonel Macdonnel has either a good garrison of the Army, or is put into a position to defend himself. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 488

Document type: Copy

Knows that it is not unusual to require from governors of garrisons and provinces an account of what men they can spare towards a campaign, & many are the circumstances that govern the returns. Few cases have been, or can be, like the writer's, in all particulars. ... This, perhaps, may have occasioned more caution & obscurity in the writer's letter [to Henry Coventry] than may be satisfactory. But he hopes to be found clear enough in his actions. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1679 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 187-190

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Gives, with minute detail, an account of the condition of the Army in Ireland, and of preparations made, in obedience to the King's commands notified in the Secretary's letter of 10th inst., for drawing together a certain force for special service ... "if his Majesty shall find occasion to send for them". ...

Adds particulars concerning shipping for transport, ... and concerning due provision for the charges attendant upon the service in view.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 June 1679 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 190-191

Document type: Copy

Need of the appointment of two lieutenants to each company of the Regiment of Guards. ... details concerning a small train of artillery, now lying at Carrickfergus.


Encloses

Draught of a letter from his Majesty, directing the addition to the Military List of a second lieutenant to each company of his Guards

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 190-191


Captain Brabazon to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 647

Document type: Holograph

Thanks for favours conferred; and requests for more; ... Sir Thomas Chicheley [in MS.: "Chitcheley"], as the writer hears, is about to be succeeded by another officer, in his place of Master of the Ordnance in England. Should he lose his troop [of horse] here, the writer is a suitor to succeed him in that.


George Macartney to Robert Aitkin

Written from: Belfast

Date: 18 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 510

Document type: Holograph

The mountaineers of Scotland, ... according to the reports of passengers, lie in and about Glasgow and are said to be 14,000 or 15,000. The writer does not believe that they are so many. The Privy Council at Edinburgh hath proclaimed them, & all their adherents, to be rebels. ...


Rawdon to Granard

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 18 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 432

Document type: Holograph

Has received two letters from the Duke of Ormond, of June 12th and 15th, written from Kilkenny; the answer to which will, the writer doubts not, be imparted to Lord Granard.

Adds a report of military service.


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 18 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 399

Document type: Holograph

Has had the honour of the Duke's commands of the 12th and 15th inst., and also of his Grace's order for continuing the company of Captain Berkeley at Carrickfergus, which came opportunely, just as that force was about to march to Derry.

The writer has communicated with Sir Hans Hamilton, and other gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Charlemont, about the quartering of the troops ordered thither.

From Scotland, the reports wear a better aspect than did those of last week. The forces marching from the Highlands are to join the King's troops. The Earl of Argyle, it now appears, is not dead.


Granard to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 394

Document type: Holograph

The writer hears, from Scotland, that the rebellion rather increases than diminishes; and can but wish that it may spread no further. There is a rumour that Colonel Macdonnel keeps a constant correspondence with those Highlanders in Scotland who are now in arms. Whether the report be true or false, the writer deems it to be his duty to communicate it to his Grace.


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 19 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 403

Document type: Holograph

Encloses to his Grace a letter addressed to Colonel Macdonnel of Glenarme.

Reports his opinion, as to the quartering of additional troops, in the neighbourhood of Carrickfergus; and upon some other military arrangements.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 57

Document type: Original [with record of enrolment]

Directs that an account be taken of certain arrears due for Army pay, and for Army clothing, upon the Establishment of Ireland, and that payment be made of certain arrears herein specified, in accordance with former instructions given to Arthur, Earl of Essex, late Lord Lieutenant, which instructions have not, as yet, taken effect.


Intelligence out of Scotland. [Sent] with letters of the 21st June.

Date: 21 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 513

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 21 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 191-193

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further particulars of military preparations, for a special service.

... many of the scots in the North of Ireland appear to be ready to rise, upon the same account as the rebels in Scotland, ... who are likely to use all their art and interest to raise disorders here. ...


Encloses

Draught of a letter from his Majesty, empowering his Lieutenant in Ireland to recruit the Army in that Kingdom

Shelfmark: MS. Carte, 146, fol(s). 191-193


Rawdon to Granard

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 21 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 401

Document type: Holograph

Notifies the disposition of the troops under the writer's command, and other details of military service.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 193

Document type: [Sent as a PS. to the letter of June 21.] Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received Sir Henry's letters of 14 and 17th inst., with the Orders in Council, concerning (1) the harbour of Kinsale; (2) the Earl of Ranelagh; (3) the preparation of a force for Scotland. Notifies the directions given by the writer thereupon.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 488

Document type: Copy

... It was not possible for the writer to endeavour, with more care, to preserve the friendship of the noble Lord mentioned by Sir Robert, than he did - even in the particular he seems to take so unkindly. ... If, in the writer's own defence, it shall appear hereafter that the Revenue was not rightly stated by that noble Lord, nor so carefully managed as it might have been, ... the writer is not to blame. ...


William Forward to Dr John Coghill

Written from: Derry

Date: 24 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 407

Document type: Original

Communicates advices from France, which have been brought by a ship from Brest; and also advices from Scotland.

Encloses the copy [not now appended] of a letter, the original of which has been placed in the hands of the Governor of Derry. His correspondent may possibly think its substance worth communicating to the Lord Primate.


Thomas Nisbet to Mary Crooke [a stationer in Dublin]

Written from: Ballimony

Date: 25 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 431

Document type: Original

Upon advice with some discreet friend, Mrs Crooke may print the enclosed letter, which is a true account of matters in these parts. ...


Encloses

A Letter from Ballymoney near Colerane to a friend at Dublin [containing an account of the proceedings of the Presbyterians in the county of Derry]

Date: 25 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 433

Document type: Original


Petition of several Presbyterian Ministers of the North of Ireland, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: 25 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 530

Document type: Original [with fifteen signatures]. Endorsed as presented by Lord Granard on the 5th of July.


Richard Dabbs to Rawdon

Date: 25 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 411

Document type: Original

Has had a credible account, from a good hand, of the routing of the rebels in Scotland.

Notifies arrangements which the writer has made towards the watching and security of the coast.


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 25 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 396

Document type: Holograph

Has again searched the Carrickfergus post-bag, and has found a letter, now enclosed, for the Lord Lieutenant's information.

No further important news has yet been received from Scotland; but there are reports of dissensions amongst the rebels.


A writer unnamed herein to [Lord Wharton?]

Date: 25 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 97

Document type: Original

Reports various incidents of the insurrection in Scotland.


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 26 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 413

Document type: Holograph

On hearing of the sudden alteration of affairs in Scotland, upon the appearance of the Duke of Monmouth with an ample Commission of Government, the writer thought it likely that the most obnoxious & unpardonable of the rebels would endeavour to shelter themselves in Ireland.

Reports the measures which, under this apprehension, have been taken for the defence of the Coast.


Ormond to the Earl of Mount-Alexander

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 516

Document type: Copy

As yet, the accounts of the success of his Majesty's forces against the rebels [in Scotland] are uncertain & confused. But the manner of coming over from thence of certain persons, now under examination, is so like a flight, that the Lord Lieutenant persuades himself that it has gone ill with the rebels. And the sheltering of any of them here must be prevented. ...

Lord Mountalexander is desired to send part of his troop, under command of a good officer, to Donaghadee to watch that port. ...


Ormond to Sir George Rawdon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 518

Document type: Copy

To like effect, in general, with the letter calendared immediately above. ...

Adds directions for careful search after persons who have promoted the escape of some rebels, who took flight hither. ...


Sir Robert Southwell to Ormond

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 200

Document type: Copy

Mentions Lord Essex's hesitation to certify certain expenses connected with the fort of Rincorran. ... The writer continues to supply Lord Courcy, "as duly as quarter-day happens, and is now out of purse £69. ... His Lordship comes on "very well at oxford, and is now studying the part he is to have in the next Act". ...

Adds some particulars of the writer's personal affairs.


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 417-418

Document type: Holograph

Has had further accounts and details of the rapidity and ease with which the rebellion in Scotland has been suppressed by the Duke of Monmouth, although the Duke's offers to allow the insurrectionists - in accordance with powers entrusted to him - "some indulgences", in the matter of their political & ecclesiastical grievances, were refused, unless accompanied with a promise that all Bishops should be "turned out of the Kingdom".

Notifies his opinion as to the measures best adapted to the keeping out of Ireland, all fugitive rebels from Scotland.


Subjoins

The joint and several Examinations of Reynold Braithwait, of Lambegg in the county of Antrim, and of Elizabeth Maclellan, wife of John Maclellan of Dereaghy in the same county [in relation to incidents witnessed by the examinants at Irvine in Scotland]

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 423

Document type: Original


Ormond to Rawdon

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 415

Document type: Copy

The Duke collects from the correspondence which has been sent to him respecting Colonel Macdonnell that the Colonel is as much afraid of his Scottish neighbours as they are of him.

There is not yet any public notice to be taken of armed conventicles. But the Duke will be glad to know if, of late, they have armed themselves, more than formerly. They can scarcely have increased fears of the Papists, now that the Militia is better armed, and in better order, than it was.

Adds certain instructions as to military stores.


Mount-Alexander to Ormond

Written from: Mount-Alexander

Date: 28 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 419

Document type: Holograph

Lord Granard will render to his Grace an account of what has been done, in this province, for the King's service.

The fugitives from Scotland are to be sent, as they arrive, to Down and Carrickfergus, until further order from the Duke.


A Proclamation, by the King, [for the suppression of field-conventicles in Scotland, and for the apprehension of the inhuman & execrable murderers of the late Archbishop of St Andrews, their adherents and abettors

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 520

Document type: Copy


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 30th of June, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 238-239

Document type: Original


[A Proclamation] by the Lord Lieutenant and Council [of Ireland, commanding all his Majesty's subjects of that Kingdom to give their aid for the apprehension of any Scottish fugitive rebels who may be take themselves into Ireland]

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 30 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 587

Document type: In print (Dublin, B. Tooke, &c., [1679], fol.)


The humble Representation of William Stoughton and Peter Bulkeley, agents for his Majesty's Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England

Date: June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 529

Document type: Copy

Note. This Memorial relates, in part, to the ascertainment of the boundaries of the Massachusetts Plantation; & in part to the regulation of its trade & currency.


Articles concerning the Duke of Lauderdale's proceedings in Scotland [from the year 1669 to 1679]

Date: [June? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 522-523


A Supplement to the 'View of his Majesty's Revenue and Charge in Ireland'

Date: [June? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 338

Document type: Apparently, Original, or Draught


An Estimate of the present yearly charge, both of the Civil and Military Lists [of Ireland]; and of what may be probably expected from his Majesty's Revenue, casual and certain. and from the ... Poll-Money, towards payment of the said charge. [By Francis, Lord Aungier.]

Date: [June? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 340

Document type: Holograph


Blundel the Jesuit's Letter of Intelligence, to his friends the Jesuits of Cambray, taken about him, when he was apprehended at Lambeth, ... 23 June, 1679

Date: [June] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 442

Document type: In print, 1679


The King's Answer to an Address of the House of Commons [of the 20 May?] praying his Majesty to enter into a League offensive and defensive with Holland against France

Date: Undated [June?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 462-463

Document type: Copy

Note: Added in another hand: "Not found in the 'Journals'.

Notes, by the Duke of Ormond, upon certain letters which passed between Nonconformists, now or lately resident in Scotland, and others resident in Ireland, and in Wales

Date: [June] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 428

Document type: Holograph


Colonel William Cecil to Henry Gascoigne

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 1 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 528

Document type: Holograph

Confesses his fault in not having sooner sent the letter lately intercepted in a vessel that came out of Scotland. ...

Another vessel brings an account of the routing of the rebels. The examinations of the Master and of a passenger are sent to Lord Arran.


An Extract of my Lord Lieutenant [Duke of Ormond]'s letter to the Earl of Essex [concerning the calling of a Parliament in Ireland]

Date: 1 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 251v


Ormond to Essex

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 202-203

Document type: Copy

Communicates some particulars of the financial affairs of Ireland; and also of certain Bills transmitted from thence, and still depending before the Privy Council in England, and of draughts of letters [offered for his Majesty's signature] which are, in like manner, depending before the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1679 [No. I]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 194-195

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Reflections on the late news of the defeat of the rebels in Scotland. Particulars of Army finance. ...

Adds: "I shall humbly acquiesce in his Majesty's pleasure touching the adding a Lieutenant to each company in the Regiment of Guards, nor had proposed it, but in that conjuncture." ...

"I have already given stop to all things of expense, in relation to his Majesty's commands for preparing a body of men [for the late intended special service]." ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 July 1679 [No. II]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

Particulars of a late correspondence with the Earl of Essex upon matters of revenue and expenditure in Ireland.


Encloses

Copy of a letter from the Duke of Ormond to the Earl of Essex containing "a state of the King's Charge & Revenue in Ireland"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 195


Examinations of Hugh Fulton, of Kilmarnock, and of John Elsoner, of the same place [concerning incidents of the rebellion in Scotland]

Written from: [county of Antrim]

Date: 2 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 541-542

Document type: Original (two examinations)


Sir Hans Hamilton to Ormond

Written from: Armagh

Date: 2 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 524

Document type: Holograph

A foolish report has been spread from Belfast through the country, "that one Mrs Hara, a Protestant, but her husband a Papist, being on her death-bed did declare that she certainly knew that the Popish party had appointed the 22nd of June, to massacre all the Protestants at church. This, it seems, alarmed all; and in the counties of Armagh, Tyrone and Monaghan, and in some of the remoter parts of Down, all the Militia were called together to the parish-churches. Insomuch", adds the writer, "that coming home the night before [so in MS.], I was surprised to find so many armed men at church, until I heard the ground of it." ...


A Certificate of Abraham Yarner, concerning the military pay and accounts of the Army of Ireland - December 1675 to March 1679. Addressed to the Lord Lieutenant & Council.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 161

Document type: Original


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 2 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 488

Document type: Copy

Is heartily glad to hear of the great & seasonable victory obtained by the Duke of Monmouth over the rebels of Scotland, ... gained too by the loyal courage of his Majesty's subjects of that Kingdom - a circumstance, it is hoped, of great direction to the disaffected of the other two Kingdoms. ...


Mount-Alexander to Ormond

Written from: Mount-Alexander

Date: 2 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 421

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Has been honoured with the Duke's letter, and will, with great pleasure, obey his Grace's commands. The Petition transmitted by Lord Granard will shew the temper of the people here. If, at any time, the writer can prevail with them to give "better testimonies of their loyalties", he will not miss his opportunity.


Sir William Stewart to Lord Granard

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 4 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 424

Document type: Holograph

The writer hears, with extreme pleasure, of the defeat of the rebels in Scotland. He will cause search to be made for fugitives landing on this coast, and report to the Lord Lieutenant.


Stewart to Ormond

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 4 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 42-43

Document type: Holograph

An illness which detained the writer at Lord Granard's house has delayed the acknowledgment of his Grace's letter. The person inquired about is one who was long a debauched man, and a cheat, "who turned saint, that he might have a title to keep what he got by roguery".

Encloses an examination; not now appended.


A List of Concordatums issued since August 1677 for repairs in the Castle [of Dublin]; [at] Chapel-Izod; and [the] Phoenix [Park] to 5 July, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 154

Document type: Original


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 5 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 489

Document type: Copy

Communicates correspondence on some matters of public finance. ...

The Lord Lieutenant's 'Instructions', & the 'Establishment', alike require "that when there shall be any defect of money to answer all the charge upon the revenue, the pensions must, in the first place, suffer the disappointment, and whosoever is found in the Catalogue ... must, by the general rule, either be wholly unpaid or suffer a deduction in proportion". ...

He thought himself, therefore, indispensably obliged, under present circumstances, to give order that pensioners should not for the present be paid - wherein he was the more early & positive when he found that difficulty was made of allowing a discharge for the expense of the Northern Expedition in 1677. ...


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 5 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 426

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Sir James Graham - a faithful servant, and great sufferer for the King - for appointment to the command of a company, now vacant by the death of Captain Byron.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 197-199

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning arrears of the Earl of Castlehaven's pension. ... Adds: "What Mr Fanshawe's grievance in behalf of Sanfield is, I cannot yet particularly inform you, Sir Theophilus Jones being with the men that were drawn together by his Majesty's command". ...

Adds also some details concerning the fort of Rincorran and the harbour of Kinsale. ...


Encloses

Copy of a Report, ... "concerning the information, sent by one Crispin to the Lords of the Admiralty, of the damage done to that Harbour by the throwing into it of many thousands of tons of rubbish"

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 197-199


Ormond to Sir William Stewart

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 531

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir William's letter of 4th inst., "with the examination of the converted gentleman. Though conscience and loyalty were the inducements, and are, in themselves, rewards as well as satisfaction", yet the writer would be glad of an opportunity to encourage such an example, in a place where it may be so useful.

It is just as well as prudent to distinguish betwixt the quiet and the turbulent of the Nonconformist Ministers, by suffering the one sort to live & exercise their calling without disturbance; and to remove the other from burthening & misleading the people. ...


Sir William Stewart to Ormond

Written from: Newtown Stewart

Date: 8 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 533

Document type: Holograph

Some of the rebels, the writer was informed at Derry, were come from the county of Antrim, & skulked near that town. Colonel Cecil sent a party to secure them, but the writer knows not, as yet, with what success. ... He (Sir William Stewart) gave notice to some of the Presbyterian Ministers how reasonable it would be for them at this time to make some Declarations, disowning all who were concerned in this rebellion, in Scotland, and all such principles as tend to disorders of that nature. Their answer is ... that it is the work of an Assembly; ... but some resolution will be taken. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 8 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 47

Document type: Holograph

Has received a letter from the Duke of Ormond, but without a word in it of "Mrs Nelly's affair", or of Mr Baskerville's.

When at Windsor, the writer mentioned to the King "the consultation about Ireland, at my Lord Eserick's" [Thomas Howard, second Lord Howard of Eserick] house. His Majesty observed thereupon that, "with their good leave", he would choose his "own Governor and Council for that Kingdom".

Has seen, in print, the Declaration on affairs in Scotland, given to the King by the Duke of Hamilton and other Scottish Lords who are opposed to Lauderdale. On telling the Duke at Windsor that it was in print, his Grace said that he wished "the Devil had them who caused it to be printed" - so angry was the King about it.


Sir George Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: [Lisburn?]

Date: [8? July] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 535

Document type: Holograph

Thinks it would now be of no disadvantage to the King's service to warrant the shipping of small nags, for England, restricting them to such as do not exceed 13 hands.


Appended 1

James Hodson to Sir George Rawdon

Written from: Donoghadee

Date: 8 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 535

Document type: Holograph

Desires to know if the Lord Lieutenant has granted any liberty for shipping of horses.


Appended 2

The Examination of John Rea, servant to Sir William Purvis of Purvis in Scotland

Date: 7 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 536

Document type: Original

Says that the prisoners taken to Edinburgh, after the late encounter, were numbered by the Provost and amounted to 1177. All or most of them were stripped by the soldiers, & were put into the place called Grey-Friars. ... None of the leaders were discovered amongst them, for such were mounted, & escaped.


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 9 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 430

Document type: Holograph

Encloses the copy of a Proclamation made in Scotland, and containing the names of persons who are proscribed; copies of it have also been sent to the Irish ports.

Notices some examinations which have been taken upon oath, in reference to recent affairs.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 44-45

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of June 29, and thanks him for the care of certain personal interests of the writer.

Intends when at Windsor tomorrow to let Mrs Nelly [Eleanor Gwynne, whose sister Rose's "pension" is also spoken of in this letter] understand her obligations to Lord Arran [in respect to the payment of a pension, charged on the Irish Establishment].

Adds (at great length) further particulars of the financial affairs of Ireland.


Encloses

An Abstract of the Financial Accounts of Ireland. By the Earl of Longford.

Date: [1678?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 46

Document type: Original


Mr Goodwin to [Thomas Wharton?]

Written from: [London]

Date: 9 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 233, fol(s). 293-294

Document type: Original. Without signature, and without address.

The reprieve of Mr Laugharne is said to have been occasioned by a letter addressed to Lord Halifax by Lord Roscommon, asserting Laugharne's ability to make important disclosures; and urging that pressure should be put upon him to that end.

Captain "Yarrington" [meaning Andrew Yarranton of Ashley, author of the tract entitled England's improvement by sea and land], who has given weekly lectures upon improvements in trade and manufactures, has invented new methods of building ships, and of organizing the Fleet, by which, as he asserts, two-fifths of the cost of ship-building may be saved, and the standing expense of the Fleet be reduced by some £60,000 a year. Yarranton has had interviews with the King, and the Duke of York, but hesitated he says, "as things then stood", to disclose his plans fully. Later, he requested the present writer to introduce him to Lord Shaftesbury, to whom he has made important disclosures.


Mayor of Carrickfergus [Ezekiel Davys] to Ormond

Written from: Carrickfergus

Date: 12 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 537

Document type: Holograph

In obedience to the commands of the Lord Lieutenant & Council sent to Sir George Rawdon, has examined such passengers from Scotland as are come since the breaking out of the rebellion.


Encloses

Examinations of Walter Mun, and others, from Greenock in Scotland [concerning incidents of the rebellion in that Kingdom]

Date: 2 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 539

Document type: Copies (three examinations)


By the King: a Proclamation for dissolving this present Parliament, and declaring the speedy calling of a new one

Written from: Windsor

Date: 12 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 414

Document type: In print (London, John Bill, & others, 1679)


Lord Mount-Alexander to Ormond

Written from: Mount Alexander

Date: 12 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 392-393

Document type: Holograph

Sends a letter from Scotland addressed to Mr Archibald Hamilton, a Presbyterian Minister at Bangor - a letter intercepted and opened, in pursuance of orders, by the Collector at the port of Donaghadee.

Notifies that some of the Justices of the Peace, in the writer's county, go to conventicles, oftener than to Church, "which cannot but be too great an encouragement to Dissenters". Some of them too, it is believed, have not taken the oaths. Thinks it would be well were the Duke to advise with the Chancellor, in order to a renewal of Commissions.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 49

Document type: Holograph

Regrets that two Irish packets should have arrived, without answer to the writer's communication, respecting a person, indicated only as "1006".

Continues, in cypher, his account of political affairs in England; and adds, at length, some items of Court news and gossip.


Lords of the Council in England to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 738

Document type: Original [with seven signatures]

By his Majesty's command, leave is to be given to Colonel Richard Talbot, for recovery of his health, to go into France, upon bail, in the sum of £10,000, for his appearance when called upon.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 199-201

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Reports the proceedings taken in pursuance of the late Order in Council, concerning the accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh & his partners. ... Adds an account of the present state of financial affairs - more particularly as affecting the pay of the Army.


Sir William Stewart to Ormond

Written from: Newtown Stewart

Date: 14 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 545

Document type: Holograph

A Declaration will be made of the disapproval by the Presbyterian Delegates here of the rebellion in Scotland. ...

Some details are added concerning individual Ministers of that body.


A writer unnamed to [Thomas Wharton, afterwards first Marquess of Wharton]

Written from: [London?]

Date: 14 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 221-222

Document type: Endorsed by Wharton: "From a friend at St Giles".

Communicates various items of political news. Mentions certain conferences which he has held as to his own possible candidature either for Grinstead or for Marlow, and desires his correspondent's counsel thereupon.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 367

Document type: Holograph

Is assured by Sir James Shaen that Lord Ranelagh's partners are now resolved to quit him, and to give in a particular account of their own from December, 1670, to December, 1675. Adds that "my Lord Ranelagh's credit will soon break here, for he cannot by all his arts yet get £400 to pay off the execution Mr Kingdon had last week against his goods, which are yet in the Bayliffs' custody who, at this present, guard his house in St James's Square".


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 55

Document type: Original

Due effect is to be given in Ireland to directions of the English Court of Admiralty made in pursuance of certain Statutes for protecting the English Plantation trade with America.


Recites

Report of Lords Committees of Council in England, upon the arrest of certain ships in the ports of Ireland, for infringements on Statutes for regulating the trade with English Plantations in America

Written from: Council Chamber

Date: 19 June 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 55v

Document type: Copy [five signatures]


Ranelagh and others to Joseph Deane, and John Stepney

Written from: London

Date: 15 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 439v

Document type: Copy

Captain John Stone is sent express with an account of the Revenue-undertaking to Christmas, 1675, which the partners now in Dublin are requested to sign, and to present to the Lord Lieutenant, that it may be examined, stated, & declared. By the time that it is done, a general & final account will be prepared. ...


Robert Rule to Sir William Stewart

Written from: Londonderry

Date: 15 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 429

Document type: Copy

Thanks Sir William Stewart for a kind interest taken in the writer's concerns. Although he could not but commiserate the unhappy condition of many of his, the writer's, countrymen in Scotland under sad oppressions, yet he has always utterly abhorred such acts as a the late murder of the Archbishop of St Andrews. For his own part, he holds it better quietly & & patiently to suffer, than to seek "to propagate religion by arms".


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 16 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 434

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a letter from Mr Campbell, of whose loyalty some doubt was formerly expressed by his Grace; but in which the writer yet believes.

Reports various incidents of military service, and, in particular, the suppression of an unlawful assembly at Dromore. The actors in it, & especially the women, have been bound in surities for their future good behaviour, and some have been imprisoned.


[A correspondent, not herein named] to James Clerke

Written from: [London]

Date: 16 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 369

Document type: Original

Says that not only the Dissolution of Parliament, but a "dissolution of the Council", is now talked of; and that the Proclamation for dissolving the Parliament was published without the usual formality of its passing the Great Seal.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 201-203

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Great numbers of the Papist inhabitants of Galway were formerly put out of that town, and have so remained, until that of late the Protestant proprietors of the houses have not only petitioned for the readmission of those Papists, but offer to be bound for their loyal deportment. ...

Upon debate thereon in Council, it was resolved (by sixteen votes against two) to grant the Petition, upon the security offered. ...


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: Windsor

Date: 19 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 174

Document type: Holograph

Tenders humble acknowledgments for the justice, & the favour, his Grace has been pleased "to shew to the concerns of our undertaking, when fallen under a great clamour, and into a most distressed condition; partly, by ill management, and partly by that intricate agreement between Sir James Shaen & Sir James Hayes, which hath so perplexed us, that the steps we make towards closing our accounts are, at the best, but very slow". ...

... Could plead many reasons for staying here, but intends to waive them all, & to wait upon the Lord Lieutenant, D.V., at the beginning of the next month. ...


Copy of a Letter [calendared above] from the Earl of Ranelagh to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Windsor

Date: 19 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 731


The State of the Farm-Rent [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]; and arrears; to the last of June 1679. [By John Topham.]

Date: 21 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 475

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 23 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 490

Document type: Copy

What the Duke wrote to Lord Essex and his colleagues hath not yet brought any return. If it be much longer delayed, his address must be to the King himself, for justice & exoneration. He will be the more importunate, that he may have authority to secure Sir Robert Southwell's satisfaction for the land taken into the new fort [at Kinsale], and for the use of it. ...


Ranelagh to Ormond

Date: 24 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 546

Document type: Holograph

Since the writer waited upon his Grace he has received proposals form "C.D." and from "F.G.". ... "The proposers are both very responsible."


Enclosure 1

Proposals from "C.D." [for an advance of money, upon security of the Revenue in Ireland]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 549

Document type: Original


Enclosure 2

Proposals from "F.G." [to like purpose]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 548

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 204

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The reasons for calling a Parliament [in Ireland] are many and obvious. The inconveniences apprehended are, the writer thinks, such as are capable of prevention. But, having so often represented his opinion before, he will not presume to mention it again, unless commanded.


The Accounts of the sixty-thousand pounds advanced to his Majesty on the Irish [Revenue] Farm; by whom paid; and what part thereof was repaid out of his Majesty's Revenue

Date: [25? July] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 477

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Colonel Edward Vernon to Arran

Date: 26 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 62

Document type: Holograph

Rumours and gossip concerning the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.

Incidents at Court.

Adds, concerning a weekly published "tragedy upon the plot", that some say it is by the Duke of Buckingham, but, in the writer's opinion, "it is too dull for him". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 26 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 371

Document type: Holograph

The King in Council has once more put Lord Ranelagh's accounts "wholly in my Lord Lieutenant's power".

Adds that the writs for the Parliamentary elections are likely soon to be issued, "to prevent those excessive charges which Gentlemen are at, in treating their Boroughs".


By the King: A Proclamation containing his Majesty's gracious pardon and indemnity [to certain rebels and other offenders in his realm of Scotland, under conditions and with exceptions stated]

Written from: Windsor Castle

Date: 27 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 413

Document type: In print (Edinburgh printed, London reprint, 1679)


[Report to the King, by the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, upon] a Letter for allowances of several sums of money, ... issued for his Majesty's service, & not contained in the present Establishment of Ireland

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy [four signatures]


[A like Report upon a] Letter for applying the surplusage of the Revenue of Ireland, above the Establishment, (when Robert & William Bridges shall be paid) towards the providing of arms and ammunition, etc.

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy; similarly signed


[A like Report] upon the letter for deducting sixpence in the pound upon the pay that shall grow due, after 29 March 1679 [1680?], upon the Military List ... of Ireland, for a provision for aged & maimed soldiers

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 29 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 189v

Document type: Copy; similarly signed


Longford to Arran

Date: 29 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 373

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 20th inst. Gives some further details in relation to Lord Ranelagh's contract & accounts.

Does not intend to play the fool any more about the election in Surrey. Nor indeed does he much covet to be of this Parliament, which is not likely to be better humoured, or longer lived, than its predecessor. The Presbyterian party are extraordinarily active to get once more into the saddle. Hears that Sir Thomas Armstrong is banished the Court, for some high language he gave my Lord Chancellor of Scotland.


Minute of an Order, by the Lords of Privy Council in England, concerning the Accounts of the Lord Ranelagh & his partners

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 176

Minute of an Order, by the Lords of Privy Council in England, concerning the Accounts of the Lord Ranelagh & his partners, as Farmers & Commissioners of his Majesty's Irish Revenue; and directing the prosecution of the Undertakers aforesaid, in the strictest manner that may be, in order to enforce the rendering by them of a full & final statement of the accounts aforesaid.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 30 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 491

Document type: Copy

Either at Windsor or at Whitehall, Sir Robert will have seen the writer's grandson, & the youth's governor. For Lord Ossory, contrary to the writer's desire, preferred to send for him, rather than to visit him at Oxford, where the Bishop might have been heard concerning him. ... Is in hope, by the next post, to have some notice of his Majesty's intentions, concerning the calling of a Parliament. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 30 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 204-205

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The paper enclosed in the Secretary's letter of the 14th is too hard a riddle. ... Least of all, can the writer understand the informer, "when he speaks of money given 'to break the inspection', - by which must be intended, if anything, the Commission procured, by Colonel Talbot's solicitation, on behalf of the Papists against which", continues the writer, "I always declared, and certainly could not think Coleman (if I had known him, as I never did) a fit instrument to be employed". ...


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 31st of July, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 240-241

Document type: Original


A State of the Farm-Rent [of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland], on the last day of July, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 735

Document type: Original


Observations upon the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; and upon the Statement thereof, by the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland

Date: July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 485

Document type: Apparently, Original


[A Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond] Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the payment of certain arrears of military pay, out of the monthly payments of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of that Kingdom as they shall fall due

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: [the day left unfilled] July 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 524

Document type: Copy


Annexed

[A Schedule of] Sums remaining due to the under-mentioned officers of his Majesty's Standing Army of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 526


An Estimate of the overplus of the Revenue of Ireland above [the charges of] the Establishment

Date: [July? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 551-552

Document type: Original


An Information, by Daniel Francklin, concerning seditious words spoken by one Parkes, and others

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [July 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 428

Document type: Original


[A Schedule of Moneys, for which] Warrants have been issued [to the Paymaster] by virtue of his Majesty's letter of June 20, 1679. [By Henry Gascoigne.]

Date: [July] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 365

Document type: Original


[Report to the King] upon the Letter for the Archbishop of Tuam to receive from the Clergy of his diocese, and of the diocese of Kilfenora, the quarta pars episcopalis, &c.

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 2 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 190

Document type: Copy [five signatures]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 2 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 205-207

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning matters of revenue and finance.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 5 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 375

Document type: Holograph

Has this day written some plain English to my Lord Lieutenant, for which, it is the writer's hope, his Grace will not be angry with him. This is likely to be a critical time, and all advantages are taken against the greatest. The Duke is safe, if he will not mix his affairs with others, who may seek protection under him; and, if he will see with his own eyes only, the faults of other men will not be imputed to him.


Propositions about the Revenue of Ireland. Received from my Lord Longford by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, 8 August 1679.

Date: 8 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 425-426

Document type: Original


A Proposition to be made to the King that the Lord Ranelagh & partners, refunding all the money that they have received to their own use, and diverted from the use & ends of their undertaking ... [shall make] a new contract for the growing Revenue, &c.

Date: 8 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 719-720


Sir Nicholas Armorer to [Arran?]

Written from: London

Date: 9 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 64-65

Document type: Holograph

Incidents at Court and in London.

Movements of the Earl of Ossory.

Personal gossip.


Recognizance of Richard, Lord Viscount Mountgarrett, in the sum of £2,000, for his remaining within the city of Kilkenny or within a distance of five miles thereof, unless otherwise licensed by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the time being

Date: 9 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 746

Document type: Original


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 11 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 436

Document type: Holograph

Against the prisoners now remaining in the gaol of Carrickfergus, nothing appears, in evidence, save the want of passes; the writer accordingly advises their release.

The writer is informed that out of 1,170 prisoners brought into Edinburgh, all have been released by orders from Court except such as are heritors, or preachers, or such as have been leaders in the late insurrection; and of these qualifications collectively the number is nearly 200, who are, he adds, to be tried by the Council.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 379

Document type: Holograph

Mentions arrangements for the journey of Lord Arran's children into Ireland. The Parliamentary elections, so far as they have yet proceeded, promise little of good; so that Arran may be the better contented not to be of this Parliament.

Lady Longford troubles him with a reminder, in behalf of Jack Chichester, for a promised command in the Army of Ireland.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 16 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 377

Document type: Holograph

Lord Ranelagh is about to set out for Ireland; going first with Lord Conway to Ragley, and from thence in Lord Conway's coach to Chester. Lady Ranelagh said yesterday in a large company, and apparently with great joy, that Lord Arran had effected a perfect reconciliation between the Duke of Ormond & her husband. The writer does not believe the statement, because he does not believe that Lord Arran would betray his father.


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Tutbury [?]

Date: 16 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 383-384

Document type: Holograph

Gives some particulars of the trial of Sir George Wakeman, and of other incidents connected with the alleged plot; and also an account of various parliamentary contests and elections.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 18 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 207-209

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "I have had several intimations of the story that goes about of my having written a letter to the King to the effect you mention, which must arise from what I writ to you in two of my letters concerning the Scotch rebellion, and the good will some of the same principles, in this Kingdom, had to it." ... "Though [the story] ... be highly malicious & scandalous, yet I am not sorry it was spread, since it produced that discourse which his Majesty held with you." ...


A Memorial, by John Topham, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 23 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 172

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond, as received on 24 August.

A Memorial, by John Topham, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning certain provisions of the Revenue Contract of Lord Ranelagh & his partners; the receipts and payments thereunder; the claims now made by the contractors; and the course most advisable in relation thereto.


Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 547

Document type: Copy [with fourteen signatures]

There was so little ground for the late false and scandalous report [of these words attributed to the Lord Lieutenant: "Upon the news of the rebellion in Scotland, the Protestants in Ireland pricked up their ears; but upon the defeat; seemed much crestfallen"] that, in truth, "the Rebellion in Scotland was matter of great grief and trouble of mind to all his Majesty's good Protestant subjects of this Kingdom, in that it might, though unjustly, bring some reproach upon the profession [of Protestantism] by the advantage that might be taken thereof by the Papists". ...


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: [Treasury], Dublin

Date: 23 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 334

Document type: Original

But for the writer's detention from the Treasury, by illness, the accompanying document would have been exhibited to the Lord Lieutenant sooner.


Enclosure 1

An Account of what remains unpaid of December pay [to the Army of Ireland]; and [also] to the contractors, for clothing the Army

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 336

Document type: Original


Enclosure 2

A Report, on certain Army Accounts of Ireland. Addressed to the Lord Lieutenant, by Sir John Champante.

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 23 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 337

Document type: Original


Lord Lieutenant [the Duke of Ormond] and Council of Ireland to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 23 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 313

Document type: Copy [fourteen signatures]

Assures the Secretary of State that not only his Majesty's Army and Militia, but all the nobility, gentry, magistrates, and commons, of Ireland, professing the Protestant Religion - a very few inconsiderable persons who are Nonconformists only excepted - will be ready to expose their lives and fortunes for defence of his Majesty's person and government, against all rebellious & insurrections whatsoever. ...


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Hadley

Date: 23 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 381-382

Document type: Holograph

Has been for three or four days at Windsor, where there is little to do, and many about it - almost all, strange faces.

Sir Thomas Armstrong is again to be chosen member for Stafford. He is a great man, and many great men make him private visits.

The writer delivered Lord Arran's letter to Mr Henry Howard. He (Howard) insists that he carried it against the City at the Council Board, and that his grant is good [at law].


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 24 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 492

Document type: Copy

Since the writer came last into this Government, he has not written twice to the King; nor once, since the discovery of the plot; never concerning the Scottish rebellion. Correspondence [with Mr Secretary Coventry] now communicated will be found not only to be a very full confutation of a late malicious & irrational calumny, but a seasonable manifestation of the duty & loyalty of all that deserve the name of Protestants in this Kingdom. ...

Adds some particulars of the urgent need for a very considerable outlay here for the building, repairing, & furnishing of forts and storehouses. ... We "stand in need", it is said, for these purposes - "of more than we can hope for out of the revenue of this Kingdom, though the present Farmers should continue to make their monthly payments never so punctually, of which there is no certainty, but rather much doubt". ... Yet frequent letters come hither, "charging payments ... on 'the overplus'".


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 24 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 209-211

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Notices again the late malicious report; and notices also an exception taken by the Earl of Essex [at the Treasury Board] to an item, "for cleaning arms", charged in certain late accounts from Ireland; adding: "I think he might have spared the reflection. I am not fond of a contest with him. On the contrary, I have sought his friendship with industry & good offices, as it came in my way. If my succeeding him, in this government, be an unpardonable offence, let the King bear his share, and I will mine, - with patience."


George Wharton to Thomas Wharton

Date: [25 August] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 121

Document type: Holograph. Without address or date [dated from the endorsement].

The King has refused to see the Duke of Buckingham, assigning us the cause of his displeasure that the Duke "stood up" in support of the candidature for return to Parliament of men "who would cut his", the King's, "throat". ... "Jack Howe is also banished, about a business of the Duchess of Richmond."


An Extract of my Lord Lieutenant [Duke of Ormond]'s ... [Letter] to Mr Secretary Coventry, about the necessity of a Parliament to be held in Ireland for the better defence of that Kingdom

Date: 26 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 251


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 26 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 212-214

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further explanations concerning the writer's desire for the calling of a Parliament in Ireland - in answer to the Secretary's letter of 19th inst.; and also of the urgent need of (1) supplies of army and ordnance stores for the defence of the realm, and (2) the reparation of forts. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 29 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 387

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 18th inst. "Lord Ranelagh's ... brags of Arran's friendship were but a wheedle to startle his partners, and bring them to his tune."

Yesterday, the writer ended his business with the East India Committee. He hopes to be in Dublin in October.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 31st of August, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 August 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 242-243

Document type: Original


A List of the Names of Persons recommended by [Arthur, Earl of Essex] ... late Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to ... the Duke of Ormond, now Lord Lieutenant

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [August 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 392

Document type: Original


[Memoranda, by the Same] concerning the building of the Presence-Chamber, in the castle or Dublin

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [August 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 393v

Document type: Original


[Memoranda, by the Same] concerning the mills and fishings, at Kilmainham

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [August 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 392v-393

Document type: Original


Orders, by Arthur, Earl of Essex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the public reception of his Grace the Duke of Ormond, the incoming Lord Lieutenant

Date: [August 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 395

Document type: Official Copy


Observations upon the Proposals of F.G.; concerning an advance of money, for his Majesty's service in Ireland, upon the security of the Revenue of that Kingdom

Date: [August? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 565

Document type: Original


Observations upon the Proposals of "R.B." upon the same subject

Date: [August? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 566

Document type: Original


Petition of James Anderson and others to the Rt.Hon. Sir George Rawdon, one of his Majesty's Privy Council [praying for release from imprisonment]

Written from: [Carrickfergus]

Date: [August] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 443

Document type: Original; as sent to the Lord Lieutenant.


An Order, by the King in Council, for the passing under the Great Seal of England, of a pardon "for all rebellions and contempts", of Sir Dennis Gauden, knight,

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 397

Document type: Copy

An Order, by the King in Council, for the passing under the Great Seal of England, of a pardon "for all rebellions and contempts", of Sir Dennis Gauden, knight, his Majesty's Surveyor-General of marine Victuals, in not obeying a process wrongfully issued in violation of the privileges of his Majesty's household.


Earl of Orrery to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Castle Martyr

Date: 2 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 103, fol(s). 401

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Robert's letter of 22nd [August]. Regrets that he did not pass over into Munster, when so near to it. Adds his condolences on the death of Lady Percival; and also some passages of political affairs in Ireland.


Orrery to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Castle Martyr

Date: 2 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 204-205

Document type: Holograph

Has received Sir Robert's letter of August 22nd. ... Condoles with him on the death of "the worthy Lady Percival".

... Notices a "confluence of Irish Papists, near Galway"; ... and other passing incidents in Ireland. ...


Sir John Davys to Arran

Date: 6 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 66

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's interposition with the Lord Lieutenant, for obtaining a two months' furlough for Robert Thelwall (uncle of the writer), a cornet in Lord Conway's regiment, is solicited.

Some notices of personal affairs are added.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 51-52

Document type: Holograph; partly in cypher.

Gives a circumstantial account of the journey of the Duke of York from Flanders [whence he had been summoned, upon occasion of the King's sudden illness], and of his arrival and reception in England. Notices various political incidents; and some other occurrences at Court.

Lord Ranelagh may be expected in Ireland as soon as this letter. When at Windsor, just before his departure, he played at ombre [in MS.: "Umbra"] with the Duchess of Portsmouth, and lost to her Grace 70 guineas - which he omitted to pay; an omission much complained of. Lord Arran, however, had better not speak of the Duchess' dissatisfaction, lest the debtor should speedily send over the gold, "to make his peace again". ...


Armourer to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 143, fol(s). 392-393

Document type: Holograph

Things at Court have been in much disorder by reason of the King's illness. The Duke of York is now at Windsor, where, adds the writer, it id hoped by all good men that he will stay; his last going having produced no good from the Parliament.

Sir Thomas Chicheley [in MS.: "Chetsley"] is about to leave for Ireland, with the King's orders for the settlement of the fort at Kingcorran. The establishment is to be on the same footing as are the forts in England.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 53

Document type: Holograph; much of it in cypher

Has already written to the Duke of Ormond, to request orders for the return of Colonel Bramston [in MS.: "Brampston"]. That return is now the more desirable on account of O'Hanlon's robberies in Longford County. Will feel much obliged to Lord Arran if he will get this favour accorded. Lord Mountrath, "with his fine lady", and Sir Charles Meredith, begin their journey towards Ireland tomorrow; the writer hopes to follow this example within a month.


Taylor to Wharton

Written from: St Giles

Date: 11 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 103

Document type: Original

Received on the 8th inst. Lord Wharton's letter, written on the 7th from Pusey; with the enclosed Bills of Exchange. Has since received a letter of 8th inst. written from Abingdon; and has executed his Lordship's orders.

Notices various political incidents in the City of London & elsewhere.


Ranelagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 178

Document type: Holograph

Notifies his arrival in Dublin, & his intention to wait upon the Lord Lieutenant, at Kilkenny, in the course of the next week.


Taylor to Wharton

Date: 13 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 105

Document type: Original

The King has ordered the Duke of Monmouth to withdraw himself from the Court, and from the entire Realm. He is not to reside either in England, Scotland, or Ireland. It is said that his offer to give proof of his mother's marriage has raised all this storm. Reports other incidents in Court and City.

Note: A later hand has added: "Election at Westminster - a ref. (verso)".

Mr Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 389

Document type: Holograph

Certain letters, under the King's hand, have been sent into Ireland, of which no account can be had. Their presumed loss "doth a little reflect upon the Lord Lieutenant's secretaries". The writer, having now to send another such letter, encloses it to Lord Arran.

The King's order to Monmouth, to withdraw himself from the Kingdom, discomposes the fanatics, but does not seem to disturb others.


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Enfield Chase

Date: 13 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 390-391

Document type: Holograph

There have been great changes at Windsor since Mr Secretary [Coventry] left it, who, before he came away, told the King his mind freely; and desired to do so before the new Ministry, if his Majesty thought fit. By what has been done since, it seems, to bystanders, as if the King took this honest plain-dealing in good part.


Memorandum by Cadwallader Vaughan, rector of Osgathorpe, in the county of Leicester, of the conditions on which he accepts and will hold that parsonage; the conditions relating to certain particulars of the celebration of divine worship

Date: 16 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original


Longford to Arran

Written from: Windsor

Date: 16 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 55

Document type: Holograph; partly in cypher

Communicates the circumstances of the King's order for the departure of the Duke of Monmouth from the Realm. On what part of the continent "he is to settle is not yet ascertained". He is stripped of many of his commissions, but not of the captaincy of the Guards, the justiceship in Eyre, or the government of Hull.

Adds other communications, in cypher, to be imparted to the Duke of Ormond.

Renews the expression of his desire for the return of Colonel Bramston to Longford.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 20 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 214-216

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

States the writer's reasons for recommending to the King the removal, from the seal in the Privy Council here, of Sir Henry Ingoldsby. ...

Upon occasion of the serious illness of the Bishop of Derry, recommends, as his successor, Dr Ward, late provost of Trinity College, Dublin, now Bishop of Ossory.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 20 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 57

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of September 20.

Thinks that "our expectations here will be answered in the confusion of that person who has plagued the Kingdom, and all honest men, these nine years past. And yet", he adds, "I have it, from very good hands, that he is a sure friend to the Undertaker [of the Farm of Irish Customs] and advizes them to make close application to my Lord Lieutenant, in all matters that pinch him in his accounts".


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chamber, Whitehall

Date: 23 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 180

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Are commanded by his Majesty to acquaint the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland that the one thousand pounds monthly, covenanted to be paid by Lord Ranelagh, as "part of his Majesty's own money, reserved on the Establishment of Ireland", and to be applied to the buildings at Windsor, is now two months in arrear.

Ranelagh, on pressure, stated that he had commissioned Captain Trant to make these payments; which Trant denies. ...

The works at Windsor are at a stay by this default. His Majesty had given orders for the pulling down of a great part of the Castle this Winter, in order to build it up again next Spring.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 23 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 385

Document type: Holograph

If the Popish inhabitants of Galway have been admitted [to certain functions] contrary to the address of the House of Lords, made in the last Parliament. it will, says the writer, "make a wonderful noise here, and give a very disadvantageous opportunity to my Lord Lieutenant's enemies here, against him; ... and I beg of you to tell him of it".

The Duke of York arrived at Windsor late on the previous night, much to all men's surprise. The writer is now proceeding thither, to wait upon H.R.H.

Sir Charles Meredith and Lord Mountrath have proposed to Mrs Nelly [Gwynne] ... that one Du Gasse (having an allowance of £120, per annum) shall pay Mrs Nelly £680 half yearly [for her pension on the Exchequer]. They have, thinks the writer, a political end. It will be better that she should depend upon some arrangement to be made by Lord Arran.


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 September 1679, 11 at night

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 394

Document type: Holograph

The Master of the House [Duke of Richmond] is about to set out for Utrecht, & thence to go to Hamburgh. His Duchess does not go with him, "but says she will follow, if he return not speedily". In his absence, the management of the stables is given to five Commissioners, viz. Sir Stephen Fox, Sir R. Mason, Thomas Windham, Roger Pope, and the writer - "the only Commissioners his Majesty has ever made that are to have no salary". Their very board-wages are retrenched, and the whole expenditure for the stables cut down, by the Commissioners of the Treasury, to £12,000 a year.


Mr Cholmeley to Arran

Date: 24 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 68

Document type: Original. Signed only with the initials "T.C.".

The Duke of Monmouth has had frequent meetings with Lord Shaftesbury & his party. the writer says that he was slow to believe the report, but upon inquiry finds it to be certain. The Duke went often to Shaftesbury's house; sometimes to that of one Mr Charlton, & others. The endeavour is to set up a title to the Crown, after the Duke [of York] shall be sent into banishment. ... The next thing will be to remove the Duke of Ormond from his government. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 26 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 60

Document type: Holograph

It was observed that the Duke of Monmouth, on leaving the king's closet, had tears in his eyes; and that no man of quality attended him on taking ship, except my Lord Gerard of Brandon [in MS.: "Brandon-Gerald"].

When the Duke of York, subsequently, had an interview with the King it was noticed that he came away with a very cheerful countenance. At his own lodgings, "there was such a crowd of people", adds the writer, "as I never observed in Whitehall, since the day of His Majesty's happy Restoration".


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Kilkenny Castle

Date: 27 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 493

Document type: Copy

... If it were not too late, to put on the armour proposed against the next conflict (which the writer thinks it is), it would yet be of no defence against the great guns that are expected. ... He has the vanity to think that it concerns others, more than it concerns himself, that he should keep his station, for a time. ... "A yellow horse will not bear him off, unless the rider sit fast."

Would be glad if Sir Robert could see Oxford. The youth there needs good advice. There are some that give him bad, and infuse into him other thoughts of himself, his family, & fortune, than will do him good. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 218

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has received the Secretary's letter of 20th inst., together with the Order in Council for the prosecution of Colonel John Fitzpatrick. Directions thereupon have been issued accordingly.


Encloses

Ormond to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 218

In obedience to an Order of the King in Council, directs the prosecution of Colonel John Fitzpatrick - "according to the rules of law and justice".


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 27 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 217-218

Document type: Copy [Private]

Hopes that no exception will be taken to the words "according to the rules of law and justice", which the writer has inserted in the directions above-named. With great submission, thinks that the insertion of those words, in the Order of Council itself, "would have done no hurt".


Enclosure 1

Orrery to Ormond

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 217-218

An information concerning [concealed] arms.


Enclosure 2

Ormond to Orrery

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 217-218

The answer to the information, sent as above.


Commission by the States General of the United Netherlands, to Daniel Barry, to be captain of a company of foot, for the service of the said Provinces

Written from: The Hague

Date: 28 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 625

Document type: Translated Copy


The like, by the Prince of Orange, Captain and Admiral General of the United Provinces. From the Dutch.

Written from: The Hague

Date: 28 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 625

Document type: Translated Copy


A State of the Revenue [of Ireland] to the 29th of September, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 29 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 577

Document type: Note. The title cited is from the endorsement; but the contents seem to be part, only, of such an account.


Lords of the Council to lord lieutenants of counties, in England and Wales

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 752

Document type: Original (circular) [with ten signatures]

Search is to be made for "arms of war and offence", in the houses of all papists & reputed papists.


Prince Regent of Portugal to Ossory

Written from: Lisbon

Date: 30 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 545

Document type: Original

The Marquess of Arronches, the Portuguese Ambassador Extraordinary at the Court of London, has informed the Prince of the good offices in matters concerning her Majesty [the Queen Consort] rendered by Lord Ossory, to whom the Prince's thanks are returned.

Latin.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 30th September, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 September 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 244-245

Document type: Original


Draught of a Letter [proposed to be addressed by the King to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland] on behalf of Lords Anglesey and Arlington

Date: [September?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 625


A Proposition to be made to the King

Date: [September? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 181

Document type: Original

A Proposition to be made to the King, that the Lord Ranelagh & partners, refunding all the money [from the Irish Revenue] that they have received to their own use & diverted from the uses & ends of their undertaking, contrary to their covenants, ... [may] make a new contract for the growing Revenue; ... the present advance-money to remain as a fund for his Majesty's security; etc.


Titles of the Acts passed at the Parliament begun ... 6 March 1679

Date: [September?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 629-632


[List of] Members elected to the Parliament which is to sit 12 October 1679

Date: [September?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 633-635

Document type: Chiefly in the hand of Lord Wharton.


Note, apparently in the hand of the Earl of Arran - respecting a design, in England, to remove the Duke of Ormond, from the lord lieutenancy of Ireland

Date: [September? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 59

Document type: Without date, signature, or address


Grant ... to John Jefferson, esquire, of the stewardship or recordership of the Town-Court of Durham and Framwellgate

Written from: Durham

Date: 1 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 129, fol(s). 259

Document type: Copy


The Account of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in Ireland; to the 3rd of October, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 246-247

Document type: Original


The State of the Farm-Rent of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland, the 3rd of October, 1679; admitting some demands made by the Farmers, in their Account ... to that time

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 3 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 248

Document type: Original


Taylor to Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 4 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 161

Document type: Original

Has received his Lordship's letters, of September 27, and September 30. Would have communicated his orders to Mr Harry [Wharton] but that he, Harry, is now at Pusey, whither he went on hearing of Mr Dunch's death.

Has seen a friend of his Lordship's, in Aldersgate St. [Earl of Shaftesbury], who desires that Lord Wharton will not fail of being here on the 30th inst., "when, he is told, the Parliament will certainly meet".


An Account of Money [accruing from his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], paid unto the Earl of Ranelagh's order, for the use of his Majesty's Privy Purse. (28 May, 1678, to 30 September, 1679.)

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [5 October 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 187-188

Document type: October. Endorsed by Ormond.


State of the Pay of Foot Guards [in Ireland]; 6 October, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 6 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 185

Document type: Original


Ranelagh to Ormond

Date: 7 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 183

Document type: Holograph

Has read the letter addressed to his Grace by the Lords of the Treasury. ... Denies the truth of the statement made to the Treasury, concerning the alleged arrears of the payments made for Windsor, by Mr May. When the writer came away, only £1,000 was due. ...


Copy of a letter [calendared above] from the Earl of Ranelagh to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 7 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 733


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 494

Document type: Copy

It fell out that the writer was at his home at Carrick, when informations came from Lord Orrery that a ship-load of fire-arms was on the way from France for the arming of Papists. ... The ship came duly to Waterford, and contained only salt.

This good Lord, it is now reported, is fallen desperately ill. It may be the rather believed, since, amongst others, some of his own family have already made application to succeed him, in some of his employments. ...

Adds, at great length, particulars of further informations concerning plots for an insurrection. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 494

Document type: Copy

Has caused a petition to the King to be prepared here, praying for the continuation of the payment of Lord Courcy's pension. ...

Part of Sir Robert's shorter letter of September 30 has been communicated to the Lord Primate. ...


Vernon to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 72-73

Document type: Holograph

The commonalty are much bent against the Duke of York; the gentry, not so much. Nor does the writer find that the latter are fond of the Duke of Monmouth. ...

Asks the Earl to learn for the writer whether or not it is likely that the Lord Lieutenant would be offended, were he to sell his estate in Tipperary, having no issue [in MS.: "isshew"] male, and having much money to pay to his eldest daughter, now "going upon fourteen years of age".


Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 396

Document type: Holograph

In the matter of the letters formerly referred to, the writer has acquainted Mr Hyde - who will now, he presumes, put the saddle on the right horse - with Lord Arran's communication.

The Duke and Duchess of York are expected in London, in order to their voyage into Scotland.

The Duke of Ormond's letter of September 27, together with his Deputation [as Lord Steward of the Household] for swearing in members of Parliament, have been received.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 70

Document type: Holograph

Town gossip, and political rumours.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 219-221

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Explains the writer's reasons for sending, in order to their being, in due form, submitted for his Majesty's signature, the four "Draughts of Letters", relating, chiefly, to the disposal of surplus revenue, and to other matters of finance; and upon which a report has been made to the King by the Lords of the Treasury.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 222-224

Document type: Copy

Particulars concerning (1) a suit of Sir James Edwards, for the passing of certain Letters Patent; (2) the accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh & his partners; (3) Bills transmitted in view of the calling of a Parliament in Ireland, and, more particularly, as to the 'Bill of Confirmation of Estates'.


Observations, by Heneage Finch [Solicitor-General of England], upon "the draught of a Letter [proposed to be written by the King] concerning my Lord Anglesey & Lord Arlington, which my Lord Lieutenant is desired [by them] to approve of"

Date: [16 October 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 622

Document type: Holograph


Notes, by Heneage Finch, upon like letters concerning (1) the Archbishop of Tuam; (2) disposal of surplus Revenue; (3) "the Hospital" [at Kilmainham?]; (4) allowance of payments made by the Lord Lieutenant's order

Date: [16 October 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 624

Document type: Holograph


A Warrant, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for putting a sufficient garrison into the city of Limerick. Addressed to Sir William King.

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 17 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 522

Document type: Copy


Ranelagh, and others, to their partners in England

Date: 18 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 440

Document type: Copy

On the presentation of the account referred to in the letter of July 15, the Commissioners of Accounts refused to receive it; accounts formerly rendered having been received, and transmitted - together with the objections of the Commissioners thereto - to his Majesty & the Council in England. ...

They, the writers, find many vouchers & other papers relating to the Undertaking to be missing. They desire that Mr Bellasis may be sent hither to assist & direct the search for them. They will take the best care they can to clear what is due to him, and to satisfy him in the future. ...


[William Taylor] (not herein named) to Wharton

Written from: [St Giles?]

Date: 18 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 89

Document type: Original [mutilated]

Has left order at Mr Bedell's respecting certain parcels expected for Leeds [for Lord Wharton].

Mentions Court news respecting the Duke and Duchess of York; & the prorogation of the Parliament.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 398

Document type: Holograph

The report that Lord Ranelagh's accounts will be so declared as to result to his disadvantage is disbelieved by the writer; but Lord Arran says so little on the subject, that the writer is unable to give sufficient answers to the questions asked of him about it.

The Duchess of York has, by her tears, prevailed to accompany the Duke into Scotland.

Certain emissaries of Lord Shaftesbury - Murray and Wrey - are in custody for the circulation of libels against the Government.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 224-225

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Upon information of the death of the Earl of Orrery, the command of his troop of horse will be given to Captain Edward Brabazon; that of his foot company to Lord Granard. The late Earl's government of Limerick cannot be in better hands than Sir William King's. The place of Major-General may well for the present continue vacant. It served only to create disputes. ... His government of the county of Clare had a salary, but there being none to other like governments, it will be best to let that fall. ...


William Taylor to Wharton

Written from: [St Giles]

Date: 21 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 102

Document type: Original

Has received Lord Wharton's letter of October 18. Had already written some political advices (of late incidents) by the carrier.

Sir John Micklethwaite is of opinion that Mrs Dunch [with whose husband, Wharton was then on a visit at Faringdon; Mrs Dunch was Lord Wharton's daughter] may safely be removed; & that a coach is preferable to a litter for travelling in.


[William Taylor] to [Thomas Wharton]

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 157

Document type: Original

Recites recent proceedings in the Privy Council; and, amongst them, the signing of a commission for confirming the Duke of Ormond in the lieutenancy of Ireland for three years longer.

Mentions a dinner of the Duke of York "with the Artillery Men at Merchant-Taylor's Hall". Adds that out of 600 artillery-men, only about 120 were present.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 400

Document type: Holograph

Entreats an answer to Sir Robert Howard's expectations, in the affair of Mrs Nelly [Gwynne], formerly communicated to Lord Arran.

The Duke of York dines with the Artillery Company this day; but the writer does not hear that H.R.H. is invited, as formerly, to my Lord Mayor's Show.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 25 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 402

Document type: Holograph

After further remarks on the standing topics of the Revenue contracts of Lord Ranelagh, and the position and movements of the Duke of York, the writer expresses regret that the Duke of Ormond should have consented to the suit, in his Grace's name, against Ned Vernon, in favour of Mr Butler of Ruscoe. It will, he says, be sure, at this critical conjuncture of such zealous prosecution of Papists [the writer has struck out this word and has written the word "popery" in its place], to occasion many reflections [upon the Duke of Ormond, as protecting the interests of a Papist].


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 78-79

Document type: Original (misbound) [with record of enrolment]

Approves of certain extraordinary payments, on account (chiefly) of the late "Northern Expedition", which are not provided for, upon the Establishment of Ireland.


An Account of powder, match, and ball, remaining in the several magazines of Ireland, the 28 of October 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 622

Document type: Original


An Account of powder, match, and ball, remaining unused of the ammunition sent from the Tower of London in February 1679. [With an account of the annual charge of ammunition for the Scottish [Lord Dumbarton's] Regiment.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 28 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 622v

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 31st of October, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 249-250

Document type: Original


An Account of money received and disbursed for secret service [in Ireland], since the 24th day of August, 1677, to the last day of October 1679; by order of ... the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 October 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 197

Document type: Original. Without signature or date of compilation.


An Account of several orders which were perused [so in MS.] for the payment of the Earl of Ranelagh's bills of exchange, drawn upon the Farmers on account of farm-rent, since we began to countersign their orders. [With the respective places of payment.]

Date: [October 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 481

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Notes concerning the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: [October? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 527

Document type: Original


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 1 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 403

Document type: Holograph

Asks the Earl to obtain, once more, from the Lord Primate [as Chancellor of Ireland] an adjournment of proceedings in the suit between Lord Donegal and Lady Longford, until the time of the writer's expected arrival in Ireland.

Adds some particulars of examinations in the matter of the alleged Popish Plot.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 4 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 74-75

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning the pretended Popish Plot, and, more especially, concerning the 'informations' given by Dangerfield.


A correspondent not herein named to [Thomas Wharton]

Written from: [London?]

Date: 4 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 128

Document type: [Unsigned]

Communicates, at great length, particulars of the statements made by Dangerfield as to the alleged Popish Plot.

Adds that one of the King's searchers, who gave evidence that he saw Dangerfield drop some papers in the chamber of Colonel Mansel, has been turned out of his place.


Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 410

Document type: Holograph

Upon receipt of the Earl's letter of 22 October, the present writer acquainted Mr Secretary [Coventry], and also Lord Ossory, with its contents. Both of them will be vigilant to prevent the appointment of the person named therein to be Major-General of the Army.

Thomas Fairfax has done well to dispose of his company in England and to settle himself in Ireland; for, as things stand, there is here a prospect of the continuance of perpetual disturbances about Popish plots.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 225-227

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The writer hopes that it will be remembered that he has advised that no private provisos should be admitted in the 'Bill of Confirmation', or in any other Bill. That Bill is like to be much objected against, & some particular persons, who apprehended disappointment by it, have credit enough to give an ill opinion of it to all the English whose estates it was intended to secure, ... and who have not had means to ... consider it. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 495

Document type: Copy

Thanks his correspondent for his visit to Lord James Butler at Oxford, & for the good advice given. ...

Has not had a syllable from Lord Shaftesbury, in return for the letter the Duke was advised to write to him. ...

Communicates large details concerning informations laid, before the Earl of Orrery's death, of designs by the Papists to disturb the peace of Ireland. ...


Encloses

Reasons for the manner of the procedure adopted, in disarming the Papists, and arming the Protestants, of Ireland

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 496-498

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 227-229

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning (1) a petition of the Earl of Thomond; (2) a suit of the Lord Privy Seal [Earl of Anglesey] for erecting certain lands into manors; (3) a pending grant by letters-patent to Mr Cecil; (4) a petition for the enlargement from his imprisonment of Colonel Talbot, and an Order of Council thereupon grounded upon a Certificate from a physician.


Encloses

Report of the Duke of Ormond, to the King, under an Order of Reference of a petition, presented to his Majesty, by the Earl of Thomond

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 227-229


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 498

Document type: Copy

In a late letter of Mr Secretary Coventry's, he says that the Bills in order to the calling of a Parliament here would be considered by a Committee of Council. But in a letter of later date, no mention is made of the prosecution of that purpose. ... It is, in the writer's opinion, a thing that imports the safety of this Kingdom.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 406

Document type: Holograph

Sir Thomas Chicheley purposes to resign his office of Master of the Ordnance in Ireland, and has offered its reversion to the writer, upon friendly terms; to which he is much inclined to agree; most chiefly in order to keep Lord Conway out of that post, but also in the hope to put the writer himself in a better position to serve the King & the Duke of Ormond.

Lady Powis, and the other "intriguing Ladies", have by "their madness & folly" more injured the King's affairs, than can easily be conceived.


Certificate of Arthur Turnor, Deputy Constable of Dublin Castle, as to the state of health of Colonel Richard Talbot, late a prisoner in the castle aforesaid, but now liberated under bail

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 343

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 11 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 499

Document type: Copy

Fruitful as this year has been of plots & 'discoveries' of plots, the writer was surprised, and is yet amazed, at that mentioned in Sir R. Southwell's letters of the 3rd and 4th of this month. ... But he removes his thoughts, as far as he can, to the performance of his duty here; awaiting with patience & resignation whatsoever issue it shall please God to give to those intricate contrivances. ...

Adds particulars as to the examinations of Fitzgerald, and others, concerning the Plot, and also as to the employment of the Bishop of Meath as an examiner therein. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 64

Document type: Copy

The year has been fruitful of plots & discoveries, but none as so much amazed the writer, as that related in Southwell's letters of 3rd and 4th inst.

Fitzgerald's examination shall be sent into England. They may, perhaps, fortify evidence there. But hitherto no signs of communication between the Papists of England, & those here, have been found.

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir Robert Southwell

Date: 11 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 63-64

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


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 78

Document type: Original

Letters patent under his Majesty's Great Seal of Ireland are to be passed in due form, containing an effectual grant to Sir Gerald Aylmer [son of Sir Christopher Aylmer, and the Lady Margaret his wife] of various lands to which he was declared restorable as "an innocent Papist", by a decree of the late Commissioners for executing the Act of Settlement.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 499

Document type: Copy

Of all the informations received in Sir R. Southwell's letter of November 8th, that of the correspondence betwixt Blood and Colonel Fitzpatrick is the most surprising. The Duke would sooner have suspected a correspondence betwixt him and the Mufti, for the establishment of the Alcoran. Since Lord Shaftesbury is able to make that appear, there is no wonder that he should be courted by the King, and by all the world. For he seems to have everybody's destiny in his hands - or, at least, by his proposals, seems to think so. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 16 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 65

Document type: Copy

Has received Sir Robert's letters of 8th and 11th inst. The "discoveries" here "begin to grow chargeable to this overcharged revenue; but any shift shall be made rather than good informers shall want any kind of encouragement".

[Life, III, App.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir Robert Southwell

Date: 16 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 65

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


The Account of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 17th of November, 1679, inclusive

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 251

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 229

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Mr Thynne's letter of 8th inst. gives notice of his Majesty's pleasure concerning [a pension of] £800 upon the establishment of Ireland, settled upon the Earl of Orrery. ... If the continuance of that pension to those to whom the late Earl bequeathed it shall come under any question, it must be from his Majesty, or from his grantee. ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 408

Document type: Holograph

Lord Essex is importunate to be permitted to quit his place, as a Commissioner of the Treasury. Lord Arlington and Sir Stephen Fox are competitors for the succession.


Mr Treby's Speech to the House of Commons [chiefly in relation to the alleged Popish Plot]

Date: 18 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 466

Note. This speech is not reported in Parliamentary History of England


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 61

Document type: Holograph

Could not so order his affairs, as to leave London for Ireland earlier than the end of this month; and hopes that the delay will not be permitted to prejudice him in his Chancery suit there.

The Pope was burned at Temple Gate, last night, "with great solemnity". The procession, headed by the effigies of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey on horseback, included many cardinals and nuns, and came from Moorfields through the city. The Pope, before reaching the funeral pile, was joined by another personage. In Cheapside, and in Fleet Street, a guinea was given for a window or balcony. It is said that there was a design to burn Sir Robert Peyton also in effigy, but on hearing of it, Sir Robert used such threats of avenging himself, as induced the contrivers and paymasters of the whole affair - 'the King's Head Club' - to desist from that part of their programme.


Walsh to Ormond

Written from: [Apparently from the Town]

Date: 19 November [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 7

Document type: Holograph

Protests his loyalty to the king. Refers to a former "unjust tyrannical imprisonment ", sustained in Brussels. Adds: "If I die, I leave in writing, for my King, what justice affords me to represent".


Captain Julius Lockhart to Arran

Written from: Waterford

Date: 22 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 412-413

Document type: Holograph

Sends a report of an unfortunate affray between some soldiers of the garrison of Waterford and some inhabitants. The affair is greatly to be regretted, but reports are current, which make it to be much worse than the truth. The provocations given to the soldiers are serious and frequent.


A List of assignments upon various collectors of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland. [With observations thereupon.]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 24 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 154

Document type: Original


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh and partners, as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 25 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 483

Document type: Apparently, Original


Lord James Butler [afterwards 2nd Duke of Ormond] to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Oxford

Date: 25 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 495

Document type: Holograph

Would have acknowledged Sir Robert's last favour, but that he, the writer, had a good deal of business about his Declamation, now over. Begs that leave may be procured for his going to London this Christmas, and that when there he may see the house Sir Robert spoke to him of - which will much oblige him.


A Brief Account of the Arrears [of the Revenue of Ireland] upon insolvencies, compositions, &c. [being sums due by the Earl of Ranelagh & his partners; August 11 to November 25, 1679]

Date: 25 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 500

Document type: Copy


A News-letter [to Wharton]

Written from: London

Date: 25 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 163

Mentions a trial in the King's Bench, respecting an alleged conspiracy against Titus Oates; and other incidents connected, directly or indirectly, with the so-called 'Popish Plot'.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 449v

Document type: Copy

The late changes at court are likely to be followed with more, ... and these are better than any ... [Lord Shaftesbury] would have advised. But Sir Robert will say that the writer has good cause to be of that opinion.

This post will bring unlicensed gazettes, with tragical stories of the murder of a constable at Waterford, by some of the Scottish Regiment. ... All that the writer can say is that any crime of that nature shall be most severely punished, when complained of and proved.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 230

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The best account the writer is, at present, able to give of "a late disorder and misfortune which happened at Waterford" will be found within the papers now communicated.


Enclosure 1

An Information from Captain Lockhart, in command of troops at Waterford. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 230


Enclosure 2

Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Ormond to the officer commanding five Scottish companies garrisoned at Waterford; upon occasion of a late disorder there

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 230


Enclosure 3

Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Ormond to the Mayor of the City of Waterford

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 230


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 449v

Document type: Copy

It is said that Lord Ranelagh & his friends brag much of his coming off, upon his accounts, with advantage & triumph. ... His best friends that are in commission for the taking of his accounts are not, it will be found, of that opinion. Witness the enclosed scantling of the state of that matter given, by one of the Commissioners, but last night. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 502

Document type: Copy

Now that the writer has again a pen in his hand, let him confess his dulness in being unable to comprehend from whence the question about the meeting of Parliament on the day appointed arises. Something about it gives, or at least is taken for an occasion of, great offence. If, on the one hand, cause be given to suspect it shall not meet the writer cannot command the conduct; if there be no such cause given, he cannot see why there should be doubt of the meeting. ... This curious inquiry might, perhaps, have been more prudently omitted. "But I know", adds the Duke, "to whom I write". He subjoins various details concerning the inquiry into the accounts of Lord Ranelagh and his partners. ...


Ranelagh to Sir James Hayes

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 195

Document type: Copy

Although long since satisfied [so in MS.] that Sir James Hayes does not intend to take any pains to free the writer or himself "out of the distress of our Undertaking [as Farmers of the Revenue]", yet he has some hope that Sir James may still, for his own sake, be "mindful to perform his agreement". ...

States the prosecutions instituted against the writer. Desires that his correspondent "will employ somebody here to defray all charges", ... and to reimburse to the writer what he is already out of purse.


An Extract of my Lord Lieutenant [Duke of Ormond]'s letter to Mr Secretary Coventry, about the meeting of a Parliament in Ireland

Date: 30 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 251


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 30th of November 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 252-253

Document type: Original. Endorsed thus: "A State of the Account of what is due from the Farmers", &c.


The Accounts of the Farmers, ... to the last of November 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 254

Document type: Original. Endorsed as "Received in December 1679".

[ Different from the preceding.]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 231-232

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

If the patent sought by Sir James Edwards "had passed, and proved good, the [Phoenix] Park had been quite destroyed; future Chief Governors would not have ground of the King's to graze a horse on, and we should have been prevented in a suit his whole Army will make to him for the site of that demolished priory [Kilmainham], and some acres about it, to build our Hospital upon, which will well consist with the subsistence of the park". ...

Adds some further observations on the question of the calling of a Parliament in Ireland. ...


Colonel Titus' Speech in the House of Commons

Date: [November?] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 467

Note. This speech also seems to be unreported.


[A correspondent] to [Thomas Wharton]

Date: [November] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 156-157

Document type: Original [mutilated]

Continues the account, above-calendared, of Dangerfield's statements as to the pretended plots of the Papists.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 81

Document type: Original

Bills are to be prepared, against the next Parliament of the Kingdom of Ireland, for preventing any Papists from sitting in either House thereof, and from holding any public office therein, "and also such other necessary Bills for suppressing Popery, as may consist with that government, and the state of that our Kingdom".


Subjoined

An Order, by the King in Council, to like effect with the Royal Letter calendared immediately above

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 November 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 83

Document type: Official Copy


Arlington to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 85

Document type: Original

Having now finished the impaling of part of the writer's lands at Port-Arlington, he is desirous of stocking the park with deer, and asks the favour of such a supply thereto as Lord Arran's park may conveniently spare.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 2 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 88

Document type: Holograph

Though the King hath shewn so much good intention as to dispose of many of the Duke of Monmouth's employments to Lord Chesterfield and to Lord Shrewsbury, "yet many [persons] will not believe him to be in earnest". ...

... "Yesterday, the Lord Shaftesbury & the rest of the [Swan?: this word is nearly illegible; it looks like "Swane"] Club, with Chief Justice Scroggs [in MS.: "Schrogge"], dined at the Lord Mayor's. The Mayor began [with] the King's health; the Lord Clare, the Duke of Monmouth's; both pledged. Scroggs [gave] the Duke of York's, which the Lords refused; 'having drunk sufficient'. Shaftesbury questioned Scroggs about the Portugal money in Sir [George] Wakeman's case [in MS.: "Sir Wakeman's case"]; [and] the Chief-Justice protesting his innocency; Shaftesbury [in MS.: "Shafbury"] replied he had ill-fortune then, for he was offered £10,000 to save him." ...


The humble Address and Advice of several Peers of the Realm for the sitting of the Parliament. Presented to his Majesty at Whitehall , December 7, 1679.

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 401

Document type: In print [London, 1679?]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 234

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The titular Primate, Oliver Plunket, is by the writer's special order taken, and now stands committed to the Castle. The other person named, in the information given to the King, is sought after will all diligence. ...


Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 414

Document type: Holograph

Care has been taken to give the Public an account of the circumstances attendant on the death of the Constable at Waterford, and of the Directions given upon that occasion by his Grace the Lord Lieutenant.

Encloses an account of the request presented by certain Lords to the King, for the meeting of Parliament. Papers of a like nature have, it is said, been sent about the country for signatures.

No money is to be had here. The writer is obliged to beg Lord Arran's aid in getting him some from Ireland, out of his, Mr Thynne's, concordatum.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 501

Document type: Copy

... London and Whitehall seem, at this time, so little diverting, and the Oxford student [Lord James Butler]'s being there, so dangerous to his health and in other regards, that the writer cannot consent to his removal, but is content to purchase his willing stay where he is at any rates of charge, either in clothes, or in what may more please and not hurt him.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 234-236

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... By the constitution of Parliaments here, no Bills can be transmitted, until the Parliament shall first have sate upon the former transmission, unless his Majesty in Council shall reject ... all the Bills before him. ... It will be best for his service to do so, for by that means the former Bills may here be again considered, ... and the new Bills his Majesty has commanded - for exclusion of Papists from both Houses of Parliament, and for the suppression of Popery - may be sent and returned with the others. ...

Notices also the grievances complained of by the Corporation of Waterford. ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: [10 December 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 418

Document type: Original; subscribed and signed. Endorsed by Ormond.

The King wrote to his Lord Lieutenant of Ireland some time since, about the payment of Mr [Laurence] Hyde's pension; but learns that difficulty is made "by reason of some former orders". The King now signifies that he would have the said pension paid, from time to time, as it shall become due, notwithstanding any former orders to the contrary.


Prince of Orange to Ossory

Date: 15 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423v

Document type: Copy; in Carte's hand

"I am much obliged to you for acquainting me with what passed, upon the arrival of the Duke of Monmouth. We look with impatience for Tuesday's letters, to know the upshot of the affair. Now, at all events, there will be an end, I hope, of the opinion that we plotted together; since Monmouth went without my knowledge - having told me that he meant to go to Cologne." ...

French.


Sir James Hayes to Ranelagh

Written from: London

Date: 16 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 195v-196

Document type: Copy

Is sorry to hear that Lord Ranelagh now thinks that nothing is to be had from "the undertaking" but contempt. ... But hopes that his Lordship will, for his own sake, "be mindful to perform his agreement". ...

... Asserts that his Lordship is "the author and cause of all the suits that may arise against the undertaking; ... having hitherto industriously obstructed our proceedings in settling our accounts, according to our Covenants with his Majesty". ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 503

Document type: Copy

... Sir William Petty, who has just now been with the Duke, puts him in mind to tell Sir Robert Southwell that fifteen Papists to one Protestant in this Kingdom is his computation at this time, whatever it was when Sir Robert spoke with him on that matter. If the number be less, the fears should also be so. The number of plots thickens with the charge attending it. ...

The Duke has obtained the King's letter in behalf of Lord Courcy, and will issue the necessary orders.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 503

Document type: Copy

On this side, a new transmission of Bills is in preparation, upon his Majesty's commands in order to the calling of a Parliament. The laying aside of those formerly transmitted is recommended. ... Some of them seem less proper now, than when they were sent over. It is hoped that the present may not have a like fortune. ...

Particulars are added concerning Mr David Fitzgerald's "informations and discoveries", and of other matters relating to the Plot. ...


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 24 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 504

Document type: Copy

Upon the first reading of the beginning of Sir Robert's letter of the 6th, where he mentions his demission [of the office of Clerk of the Council] to Mr Gwyn, the Duke began to cast up what he himself was to take or to lose by the change - for such thoughts will have a precedency, let us pretend to as much generosity as we please - but by degrees equitable considerations took their proper place. ... He can now heartily congratulate what his friend finds ease and conveniency by, and is glad that his son, Ossory, had a part in obtaining it for him. ...

Adds some particulars of pending political affairs. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Observations upon the Bill of Confirmation of Estates in Ireland; and concerning the preparation of Bills for a new transmission.

Notices, in a PS., the change in the clerkship of Privy Council.


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 27 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy

... Major Huntingdon is too much a party to be a good informant, or assistant, in the matter Sir Robert Southwell advised with him about, as Sir Robert will find by a paper enclosed herewith. ... An extract of the letter of December 20th is also sent for more ready compassion. ...


Enclosure 1

An Extract of so much of Sir Robert Southwell's letter, of December 20, as relates to Major Huntingdon

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 505

Document type: Copy


Enclosure 2

A Statement of the bargain made by Major Huntingdon, and his partners, with the present Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland

Date: [December] 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 505-506

Document type: Copy


Lanesborough to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy

Regrets "the surprising news" of Sir Robert's disposal of his employment of Clerk of the Council, ... but can only acquiesce in the prudent reasons of it. ...

Adds many complimentary remarks. ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 238-239

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Submits various recommendations concerning bishoprics in Ireland, on occasion of the death of the Bishop of Derry [Robert Mossom]. ...

Says concerning two Scottishmen who attend at Court, in quest of Irish bishoprics (Murray and Hamilton), ... "neither of them is, in any reasonable degree, equal to his pretensions".


Encloses

Draft of a Letter from the King, directing the translation of Dr Michael Ward, Bishop of Ossory, to the see of Derry

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 238-239


An Abstract of the Accounts of the farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the 31st of December, 1679

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 December 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 255-256

Document type: Original


Report, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon the accounts of the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland; and upon those of Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General for that Kingdom

Date: [December? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 489-490

Document type: Copy [without date or signature]


Report, by the Deputy Auditor-General of Ireland, concerning an annuity of £500 a year, claimed by the Mayor, Sheriffs, & Corporation of the City of Dublin

Date: [December? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 93

Document type: Original


Draught of a [proposed King's] Letter for passing Letters patent of some lands to Captain George Mathew, and Dame Anna Hume, his wife

Date: [December? 1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 95-97


A writer, unnamed, to Thomas Nash of Dublin [possibly an assumed name]

Date: Undated [December 1679? or 1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 617-618

Document type: Original; but without a post-mark

Notices the state of political affairs in Scotland. Adds that the King "lives very sparingly, as if he never thought to make use of Parliament", and that, in several places, petitions are said to be a-getting up for the calling of Parliament. "The Popish Plot, I mean the old one, is all hushed up".


A Table, shewing the number of horse, of foot, dragoons, and of grenadiers [in the Army; distinguishing the old and new Establishments]

Date: [December? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 420


A Table, shewing the number of horse, of foot, dragoons, and grenadiers for a year [also distinguishing the old and new Establishments]

Date: [December? 1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 421


Draft of an Act of Parliament, relating to the succession of the Crown, to the education, under certain recited circumstances, of children of the Royal Family; and to the form of Abjuration

Date: Undated [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 445-446


"A Declaration [in the name of the King of England, alleged to have been] prepared by Mr Coleman [i.e. Edward Coleman, Secretary to the Duke of York]"

Date: Undated [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 447-450

Note. This paper is itself without a title or heading. Its endorsement (which is in a different hand from the usual endorsing hand in these papers) contains the words within parentheses.


A List of the Commissioners of Accounts, for Ireland, in the several years 1660, 1670, 1677, and 1679

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 3

Document type: Original


Bill introduced into the House of Commons for the exclusion of James, Duke of York, from his inheritance of the Crown of England

Date: [1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 180, fol(s). 60

Document type: Copy. [From Nairne's collection of MSS.]


Petition of George Mathew, esquire, to the King

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 99

Document type: Copy

Recites the grant to the late Sir Thomas Hume of certain lands formerly belonging to Lieutenant-Colonel William Moore, attainted of high treason, for an attempt to surprise Dublin Castle in the year 1663; the death of Hume; and the marriage of petitioner with his widow.

Prays for the grant of letters patent conveying the lands aforesaid to petitioner, to Dame Anne, his wife, & the survivor of them, and to their legal heirs.


The humble Answer of the Farmers [of the Revenue] to his Grace the Lord Lieutenant [of Ireland]'s Queries. [Together with the Queries answered.]

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 102

Document type: Original


Mr Rider's Estimate of the Farm [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 104

Document type: Under the several heads: Excise & Licenses; Quit-Rents; Hearth-Money; Customs.


An Abstract of the Revenue Accounts of Ireland; by the Farmers of the Revenue

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 532

Document type: Without date or signature


[State of] the late [Military] Establishment [of Ireland] [and of "the new Establishment", respectively]

Date: Undated [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 543

Document type: Original


A List of convents, Roman-Catholic chapels, and parish priests, in the City of Dublin. Drawn up for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 695


Articles of Accusation against Father Peter Talbot, concerning treasonable conspiracies in Ireland

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 697


Additions to the Establishment for payment of Civil Affairs, in the Kingdom of Ireland; begun from the 25th of March, 1672. [Together with a like Schedule for Military Affairs from the same date.]

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 744

Document type: Original


Additions to the Establishment for payment of Civil Affairs, in the Kingdom of Ireland; begun from the 25th of March, 1676. [With like Schedule for Military Affairs and for pensions.]

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 745

Document type: Original


Jeremiah Jones, and others, to Ormond

Date: Undated [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 748

Document type: Original

Certify, in obedience to his Grace's commands, that the writers have been at £8 charges, in bringing John Fitzgerald, a Jesuit, a hundred miles, and keeping him fifteen days in custody; exclusive of the charges of their return journey homewards.


[A Schedule of] the Times appointed, by the Chief Commissioners and Governors of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, for their meetings & sittings, in Dublin, to put their Commission in execution

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 338


An Estimate of the Charge of building a yacht, for the Rt.Hon. the Earl of Ossory

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 667

Document type: Apparently, Original


Propositions offered against farming the Customs [of Ireland]

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 721-722

Document type: Original


Petition of Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General [of Ireland], to the ... Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 725

Document type: Original

Recites particulars of a debt due to petitioner from the Earl of Ranelagh & others.

Prays that he may receive the amount of such out of money to be recovered by his Majesty, from the debts aforesaid, under process from his Majesty's Court of Exchequer.


A true Narrative of the proceedings, in his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas between James Fletcher [of the one part] and John Gourney & others [of the other part] [concerning an alleged wrongful levying of Duties of Excise]

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 244-245


Ossory to the Prince of Orange

Date: Undated, save as to the year 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 423v

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

Is grieved that the King refuses to give him leave to serve, in this campaign, under the Prince.


A Narrative of transactions connected with the alleged Popish Plot, and with the murder of Sir Edmondbury Godfrey; and of the events and proceedings in Parliament which followed thereupon, with especial relation to the share taken therein by the Lord Treasurer Danby

Date: Undated [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 464-465

Document type: Endorsed: "E. of Danby concerning Sir Ed. Bury Godfrey".

It is obviously written from information communicated by the Lord Treasurer, but the actual authorship seems to be doubtful.


The Resolution of all the Judges of England, upon questions touching Popish Recusants

Date: Undated [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 580-582

Document type: Copy


Draft of a proposed Act of Parliament giving relief from certain penalties and disabilities incurred by Protestant Nonconformists under existing Acts

Date: Undated [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 583

Document type: Minute; with corrections & marginalia


The Case of Philip Wharton, as Executor and trustee of Sir Rowland Wanderforde, deceased. With the opinion of Sir Geoffrey Palmer thereupon.

Date: 1679?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 611

Document type: Original


A List of the Names of knights, citizens, burgesses, and barons, of the Cinque Ports, ... returned to ... the Parliament of England, begun 6 March 1679

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 693

Document type: In print, 1679


Abstract of a Grant of an Annuity, out of the Revenue of Customs, by King Charles II, to Henry, Lord Loughborough; and Notes of subsequent proceedings and claims in relation thereto

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 565


The Case of Peter Blackborow, appellant, from a decree made ... in ... Chancery, in a cause ... wherein Francis Blake, esquire, is plaintiff and P. B. is defendant

Date: Undated [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 644

Document type: In print


A Breviate of the manner of my brother Sir George Hastings' election as Knight of the Shire or the county of Leicester. [By Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.]

Date: Undated [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 350

Note: A later hand has added: "Correction. The above entry refers not to 1679 elections but to that of 1621 - disputed county Election (C.J.I.). Nor is it by Theophilus, Earl of H but probably Henry. There is no Theophilus, bro. of Sir Geo: Hastings, in 1621."

A Protestation or Testimony against Popery

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 531

Document type: Endorsed: "Test against Popery".


Bill for excluding the Duke of York from the Crown. "Read, twice, in the House of Commons."

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 535-536

Document type: The title cited is from Wharton's endorsement


An Act for the better securing the liberty of the subject and for prevention of imprisonment beyond the Seas. With the respective alterations which passed between both Houses.

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 540-544v

Document type: Copy. In Lord Wharton's hand.


The Loyal Protestants' Association [a form for subscription of the names of Associates]

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 602


A Schedule of the companies of foot soldiers, stationed at various towns in the province of Ulster; with the names of the respective commanders

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 384

Document type: Original. Endorsed in Ormond's hand.


John Heart [a Presbyterian Minister, resident at Robyrn in the barony of Raphoe], and others, to Sir William Stewart

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 448

Document type: Original

Entreat Sir William Stewart's favour at the Council Board, on behalf of themselves, and of other Presbyterian Ministers, who pray the Council for the remission of a heavy fine lately imposed on them, after proceedings upon an information at the Assizes.


A List of such Presbyterian Ministers as meet at St Johnstoune. [Apparently drawn up for the information of the Duke of Ormond.]

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 450

Document type: Original

[See under "1681" - April 8.]


An Information relating to the alleged political opinions, and ecclesiastical nonconformity, of Edward Beacon, now employed in the King's service as a Deputy Searcher in the port of Waterford; and formerly employed in the service of Oliver Cromwell

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 368

Document type: Copy [unsigned]


[A List of] the Names of such disaffected persons [resident on Dublin?] as have frequent private meetings [or 'Conventicles'] in their houses. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 373

Document type: Original


[A List of] the Names of Fanatics [resident] in the county of Westmeath. Sent to the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 374

Document type: Original


Memorandum upon the illicit conveyance, in Ireland, of arms and ammunition. Apparently delivered by Richard Talbot to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant.

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 367

Document type: Original


An Information by John Leach of Gillhill, against William Logatt, of Drumore, as a preacher in Conventicles

Date: [1679?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 375

Document type: Copy


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