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Carte Calendar Volume 56, 1680

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Carte Calendar Volume 56, 1680

For more information on the Carte manuscripts and calendar, see the Carte Calendar Project homepage.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte Calendar 56

Extent: 512 pages



A News-Letter [to Wharton]

Written from: [London]

Date: 6 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 164

The petition for the sitting of Parliament goes on here with great vigour. The King will not permit the Duke of Monmouth to see him; and has himself ceased to visit the Duchess which he used frequently to do.

The Prince of Orange has addressed a letter to Lord Ossory, to be communicated to the King, wherein the Prince clears himself from some reports that he had had some share in advising the Duke of Monmouth to return to England. ...


Armourer to Arran

Written from: [King's] Mews

Date: 6 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 424-425

Document type: Holograph

Has been in the country, to get out of the fog of the city, and the noise of the coffee-houses; but has been obliged to "part with poor Hadley, and all in it".

The letter from the Council Board, that came [from England] with the Duke of Ormond's recommendation is about to be returned by Mr Secretary [Coventry], but it now stays for George Legg's arrival, that it may be seen whether "that letter will answer our ends, without coming any more before the Commissioners of the Treasury". ...


W.T. [William Taylor] to Thomas Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 140

Document type: Original

Has executed certain commission. Wade, "who makes silk armour", asks him to put Mr Wharton in hand of a suit of such armour which lies, ready, awaiting his orders.

Communicates an account of various political incidents.

Says of the Duke of York's behaviour in Scotland, that he carries it very high, and keeps the nobles at so great a distance, that he loses ground by it. ...


John Ellis to [Arran?]

Written from: London

Date: 7 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 34-37

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

Of political news lettle is really known, but if the reports that are rife about town were gathered, there would be enough to "make a volume, every post".

A Mr Harcourt, a priest, has been brought before the Privy Council, on suspicion that he might be the Harcourt a Jesuit so often mentioned in the "informations" about the plot. He turned out, however, to be "Nathaniel", not "William" (the man wanted). Nothing, but his priesthood is known against him; so that he is sent back to Exeter for trial there.


Ossory to [Arran?]

Date: 10 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 422

Document type: Holograph. [Without address].

Is pressed by Sir Robert Vyner for the payment of a bond entered into absolutely on his correspondent's account. Is sorry to find that the interest has been allowed to run to so high an amount.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 239-241

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars of examinations taken in the matter of Lord Tyrone; of endeavours for the apprehension of a man that brought an accusation against Colonel Fitzpatrick; and of proceedings concerning revenue accounts.


Gabriel Sylvius to Arran

Written from: The Hague

Date: 13/23 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 426-427

Document type: Holograph

Thanks the Earl for a letter of January 2/12, which shews him that his Lordship is not inclined to hazard a journey into Holland, without assurance of the probable success of his purpose. The writer thinks that success very doubtful, under existing circumstances. The States General are obliged to encourage, and to reduce their army. Reductions of pay are already proposed; pending a reduction of the number of troops.

The parties favourable to France, and opposed to the Prince of Orange, are strong and factious. They combine to obstruct the Prince's plans.

The writer adds an account of some personal affairs; more particularly, of a suit, then depending before the Parliament of Grenoble. He requests of Lord Arran the favour of a letter, on his behalf, to the Duke of Lesdiguières, who is Governor of that province.


Notes of the examination of [John?] Gadbury in relation to the alleged plot. By Philip, Lord Wharton. Addressed to his son, Thomas Wharton

Date: 15 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 191

Document type: Holograph


The King to Ormond

Date: 15 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy

It would be convenient for the King's affairs that he might, for some time, put the office of Lord Steward of the Household into the hands of one he desires at present to gratify. It is not the King's intention that the office be lost to Ormond should he leave the command of Ireland.

[Life of Ormond, III, App.]


Copy of the King's letter to the Duke of Ormond; above

Date: 15 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 66

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


William Taylor [of Dorsetshire] to Thomas [afterward fifth, Lord] Wharton

Written from: St Giles' [Dorsetshire]

Date: 16 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 182

Communicates some particulars as to what Lord Shaftesbury had done towards extracting evidence for one Gadbury, about the late plot. Encloses [printed] Gazettes & Intelligencers. ...


Political advices. Addressed to Thomas Wharton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 17 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 146

Particulars of a plot, called "The Commonwealth Plot". - Dismissal, from the Commission of the Peace for the county of Bucks, of the Duke of Buckingham, Lord Lovelace, Mr Wharton, Mr Winwood, and Mr Evelyn. - Presentation of the London Petition for the sitting of Parliament. ...


Political advices. Address to Thomas Wharton

Written from: [London]

Date: 19 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 142

Communicate the purport of some recent correspondence between De Barillon [Here called "Borillon"], the French Ambassador at this Court, and his fellow-ambassador at the Hague.

Mentions some proceedings in the Privy Council of Scotland.


A note of the Signet Docquet-Books, yet remaining the Ireland

Date: 21 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 67, fol(s). 1

Document type: In Thomas Carte's hand

Received at the office, January 21, 1679. [With a like note concerning "Letter Books".]


Discharge of Captain Daniel Barry, at his desire, from the service of the United Netherlands as Captain of a Foot-Company

Date: 24 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 626

Translated out of Dutch.


John Ellis to [Arran?]

Written from: London

Date: 25 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 38-41

Document type: Holograph

States the circumstances attendant on the dissolution of Parliament. Gives the purport of recent political advices from the Continent. Sets down what he, the writer, hears; not what he would be bound to avouch, in all points.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 27 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 247-249

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Details concerning the preparation of Bills for transmission into England.

The [Scottish] Companies shall be in readiness for their passage to Tangier. ... But it is the writer's duty to acquaint the King with his fear that "the removing of men paid and to be paid from hence, to any other service than that of this Kingdom may occasion some backwardness in the expected supplies; or, at least, some ... strickness in the appropriation of what shall be hereafter given". ...


Lanesborough to Sir Robert Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy

The Duke of Ormond commands the writer to say that there are few things for which he is more concerned than for Sir Robert's satisfaction int he matter of Rincorran. ... Upon the receipt of certain papers [concerning the Irish Revenue] "he will be the better able to frame a letter to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, concerning that business". ...


An Abstract of the accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to 31st of January, 1979/[80]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 257-258

Document type: Original


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Mews

Date: 31 January 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 432-433

Document type: Holograph

"The Plot" funds new matters for the Council every day that passes. In the writer's opiniton, it will never come to an end.

Mr Secretary [Coventry] is about to resign, partly from "being vexed, and the importunities of his relations. ... It is said ... he will part with his place to a good man; - which, in this age, is very scant. We shall never live to see his like in his room". ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 67v

Document type: Copy

Has received the King's letter, of January 15. Hopes to receive more particular knowledge of the King's intentions, in a matter that so much concerns the Duke's quiet & interest; which, however, shall never be put in balance with the King's service. Will send a fuller answer by Ossory. ...

[Life, III, app.]


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

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 67-68

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


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: Candlemas-Day [2 February] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 107

Document type: Holograph

Lord Brouncker and Sir Thomas Littleton have been appointed by his Majesty to the Commissionerships of the Admiralty, lately vacated by Sir Henry Capel & Mr Vaughan ...

Great hopes are conceived that H.R.H. [the Duke of York] at his return, will go to Church, take the Test, and be restored to his charges. ... The Duke of Monmouth seems desperate in his fortunes. ...


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 66

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


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 66

Document type: Copy

The taking away of the Staff will be most sensibly to the writer's prejudice, unless the King should assign him such compensation as may shew his dismission to be voluntary. "Thinks there is" no precedent of any "man's parting with such an office; but by resignation; or offence taken by the Prince" ...


Commissioners of the Treasury in England to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 8 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 301

Document type: Original [three signatures]

A sum of 6,076£ remains due to the Commissioners of the Ordnance for certain provisions of war, sent into Ireland in 1669, although the Earl of Ranelagh & his partners subsequently undertook to defray the same. Its payment much imports his Majesty's service.


Clare to Ossory

Written from: [Reune? near Leyden?]

Date: 8 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 619

Document type: Holograph

State of the writer's regiment, - "quartered in the finest country for hunting & hawking that he ever saw". ... Nothing is wanting but Lord Ossory's coming to command their.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 14 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 113

Document type: Holograph

"The House of Commons, when they so furiously contended for the 'Habeas Corpus Bill', little thought it would do so much ... to the enlarging so many Papish, as it hath this term".

"Sir Thomas Gascoigne's acquittal was very surprising. But the Counsel ... are free from all blame, and only the Jury censured. For when one of the Counsel called out to the Foreman, Sir Thomas Hodgson, that sure they would not trouble themselves to go from the bar, he told him he saw he was no Yorkshireman, for then he must know that those two witnesses, - Mowbray and Bolron, - were the two greatest rogues in nature." ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 14 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 246-249

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The observation made upon letting out the gentlmen [Earl of Tyrone and others] accused of a design to aid a French invasion, upon security, is not, as the writer thinks, of moment.

... "We [the Lord Lieutenant and Council] thought we might presume to act according to our own judgment" ... The disparity of their case, and that of the Talbots, in plain ...

Adds further details concerning the sending of the foot companies to Tangier.


Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 14 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 434

Document type: Holograph

On Wednesday last, Sir Leoline Jenkins was declared in Council, successor to Mr Secretary Coventry; to whom, added the King, he had with great unwillingness given leave to quit that employment.

Encloses, a letter from the King in Council, concerning a prize taken by the Algerines and forced into harbour in Ireland; to be transmitted to the Lord Lieutenant. ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 109

Document type: Holograph

Court and town incidents. ... "Mr Loftus was found 'not guilty' for the beating Sir James Shaen, but he was in so great fright, & so little expected it, that he got Nell [Gwynne] to beg the fine & pardon whilst the Jury were shut up, which the King granted, beyond hopes, when one considers how he was one at the Coffee-House with Armstrong, cursing the Duchess of Portsmouth and that the King was complained to of it. He [Loftus] went, two days afterwards, to beg the Duchess' pardon, but she would not see him."


Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 21 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 303

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Considerable arrears of the reserved payment to the King of £1000 a month out of the Establishment of Ireland to be applied to the building of Windsor are due by the Earl of Ranelagh & his partners. It is hoped that the Lord Lieutenant will induce the said Earl to make some payment on account thereof forthwith. ...


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 24 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 111

Document type: Holograph

There were many bonfires at the end [the Court end] of town on the return of the Duke of York ... Mr Bridgeman is suitor to the Lord Lieutenant to be resotred to the Agency, - with the £100 a year which Mr Thynne now hath, until Lady Day. ...


[Political advices. Addressed to Thomas Wharton]

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 145

Mention the "kindly reception", when in the Pillory, given to the printer of the "Protestant Intelligence"; and also the purport of letters from Holland.


[Observations] concerning arrears [of Revenue in Ireland], supposed to be standing-out, [and] belonging to the Earl of Ranelagh & his Partners [Farmers thereof]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 26 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 148

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Sir W. Stewart to Arran

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 28 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 438

Document type: Holograph

Is anxious to vindicate his countrymen [at Edinburgh] from aspersions, - rife in Dublin as well as in London, - which the writer believes to be entirely false, in relation to an alleged breaking of the windows of the Duchess of York's chapel, whilst she was at mass; and to other insults. Communicates the information received, on this head, from a correspondent in Edinburgh ...


Vernon to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 28 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 115

Document type: Holograph

Political incidents and rumours. - Personal affairs.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of February 1979/[80]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 February 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 259-260

Document type: Original


Queries humbly offered to Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland], upon several Covenants in the Lord Ranelagh's undertaking [to farm the King's Revenue there], wherein the opinion of his Majesty's Counsel learned ... is thought requisite

Date: [February?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 146

Document type: Original


[Note of] matters [concerning Revenue in Ireland] referred to the determination of the Lord Lieutenant and Council, by the Lord Ranelagh's contract

Date: February? 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 152

Document type: Original


Commissioners of the Treasury in England to Ormond

Date: 2 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 305

Document type: Original

Of the arrears reported to his Grace in the Commissioners' letter of 21st ultimo, Lord Ranelagh has since paid £2,000, and a Bill is drawn for the remaining £1000.


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Mews

Date: 2 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 440-441

Document type: Holograph

Longs as much to be in Ireland, as their friend, Mr Secretary Coventry, longs to be out of office.

The principal news is of the fighting of duels, of which there have been four or five, - fought or attempted, - within as many days. In one case, Lord Cavendish wounded Lord Mordaunt, but the latter is now out of danger.


Petition of Richard, Earl of Ranelagh, and Partners [as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland] to ... the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and Council

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [3 March 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 321

Document type: Copy

Recite particulars of outstanding duties payable to Petitioners, in pursuance of their favour.

Pray for the issue of a Proclamation concerning the due procedure for bringing in of such arrears accordingly.


Proposals concerning certain military and naval inventions and methods of war. Addressed to the Earl of Ossory, by [?] Lionardo Antonio Isolano

Written from: London

Date: 4 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 650-651

Document type: Holograph

Italian.


Vernon to Arran

Date: 6 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 123-124

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news; with some notices of personal affairs.


Samuel Ladyman to Jonathan Brownsworth

Date: 6 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 259

Document type: Original

Asks his correspondent, on account of the writer's inability, through illness, to execute the commands of their Archbishop as signified in a license enclosed, on his behalf, and in his stead. ..


Thomas Fairfax to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 442-443

Document type: Holograph

Communicates some particulars of regimental matters.

Is about to go into Yorkshire, to prepare for his journey into Ireland. Asks Lord Arran to give the writer's humble duty to the Duchess of Ormond, and to remind Her Grace of her obliging promise of an apartment in the Castle [at Dublin].

Duelling has become so frequent, that it is the fashion to inquire, - "Who fights to-morrow?" ...


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 117

Document type: Original

Certain previous letters of 25 March, 1661; of 28 April 1676; and of 8 December, 1677, are forthwith to be put in execution, in the most favourable manners for the perosns therein named.


Petition of Sir William Petty, Knight, and of the Heirs and Assigns of Robert Marshall deceased, to the King

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 119

Document type: Copy

Recite prior grants of certain lands, in Ireland, to Sir William Petty & to Colonel Marshall deceased; and the circumstances under which the said grants have not hitherto taken effect.

Pray that Pettioners may now have the enjoyment of the lands aforesaid, and may be discharged of all arrears of quit rents thereupon.


Abstract of Payments, on account of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, made to the Earl of Ranelagh, & others, as Farmers thereof; 28 May 1678, to 28 may 1679

Date: 9 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 317-319

Document type: Original


An Order, by the King in Council, concerning Parliamentary Bills transmitted hither from Ireland; and the instructions to be given to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant, thereupon

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 67, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy; in Thomas Carte's hand


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 9 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 248-250

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... According to his Majesty's directions signified in Sir William's letter of February 21 the Earl of Tyrone is remanded to the Castle, and orders will be sent this night for the securing of Lord Brittas, and others concerned, with him, in Mr Fitzgerald's accusation, in order to their respective trials, at the Assizes to be held at Waterford ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin Castle]

Date: [9 March] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 251

Document type: Copy. Private.

Is fully satisfied, by the Secretary's letter of 28 February, that it was not reasonable to present to his Majesty the draught of a letter formerly recommended and is obliged to him for forbearing it. ...


Sir Robert Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 9 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 444

Document type: Holograph; unsigned

A public declaration has been made that the sessions of the Irish Parliament shall be held in the interval of English Parliaments.

Hopes were held out to the Duke of Monmouth of a reception at Court, but on condition of certain disclosures, from which he excuses himself on the point of honour.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 251-252

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... As for the Bill of Settlement [or 'Confirmation of Estates'] it seems to be thought [in England] that the writer & the Council contended for all the parts of it, whereas their opinion is only that something of that nature will be expected, and that the King's supplies may be retarded for the want of it ...


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 125

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news.


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Lord Chesterfield's in Southampton Square

Date: 16 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 448-449

Document type: Holograph

Gives details as to the signature of some official papers, and as to the execution of a bond.

Mentions the death of Sir Henry Frederick Thynne, who has left his son Henry [Lord Arran's correspondent] £4,000. Adds that the Duke of Monmouth is about to go into Wiltshire with "Tom of Tenthousand [Thomas Thynne], an able Counsellor". ...


Answer to the memorandum delivered to Your Grace [Duke of Ormond] the 26th February 1679 [O.S.] relating to the "List of Arrears"

Date: 18 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 150

Document type: Original

Humbly presented to Your Grace by the Lord Ranelagh & Partners.


Hints [on various passing incidents on public affairs and persons] to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [c. 1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 344 & v

Document type: In Sir Robert Southwell's hand


Further notes of Court incidents and rumours

Date: 18 March [c. 1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 345

With the heading: - "18 March", but without date of year.


Coventry to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 19 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 446

Document type: Holograph

Encloses a letter from the Duke of Ormond for the renewal of Lord Longford's Patent as Governor of Carrickfergus.

Adds some particulars of other official matters, relating to Lords Longford and Massareene.


Certificate of the indictment and outlawry of James, Earl of Castlehaven; Christopher, Earl of Finigal, and others; and also of the indictment, not followed by outlawry, of Lewis, Lord Viscount Clanmalier, & others

Date: 20 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 121

Document type: Original


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 20 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 127

Document type: Holograph

There have been great reflections made on the Lords Chief Justices for advising, as law, the admitting to bail of the Lords charged with Treason, "though but with one witness (which in Ireland is sufficient). However, it was not amiss that the Lords were recommitted, before the order from hence could arrive". ...

"Lord Essex [In MS.: Lord SX] hath got by the end great discoveries of an Irish plot which will be declared on the King's return. Besides, Fitzgerald, that was retaken at Bristol, had letters taken upon him that are multiplied & magnified here, - as all such matters continually are." ...

"It was a hard office to put on my Lord Ossory that forbidding Lord Cavendish [Afterwards, first Duke of Devonshire], at Newmarket, to come into the King's presence, after he had expended near £400 to buy [In MS.: "bye"] horses; but, I suppose, on his presenting himself to kin the Duke [of York]'s hands (which he had before neglected to do), all is well again." ...


Archbishop of Cashel to Arran

Written from: Cashell

Date: 21 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 251

Document type: Original

Communicates particulars of a marriage, irregularly solemnized in a chapel at Clonmel, within the diocese of Waterford and province of Cashel.


Ossory to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 21 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 450

Document type: Holograph

Has shewn to the Duke their father, a letter of Lord Arran which he took very kindly.

Encloses a letter from the Prince of Orange, which will shew the state of Lord Ossory's affairs in Holland. He hopes soon to "obtain either a commission, or the benefit of his articles". ...


Jonathan Brownsworth [Chaplain to the Earl] to Arran

Written from: Waterford

Date: 24 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 258

Document type: Holograph

States the circumstances under which the writer married Captain Archibald Douglas, to a lady unnamed, at Clonmel; and the severe displeasure he has thereby incurred from his diocesan the Bishop of Waterford ...

Entreats the Earl's protection; and submits to him a copy of the licence, producted to the writer, for the marriage aforesiad. ...


William Taylor to Philip, Lord Wharton

Date: 30 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 181

Document type: Original; but apparently imperfect

Lord Shaftesbury has acquainted the Council, with information on the late Plot, obtained from Ireland. The Council has had many sittings about it, & have, as the writer believes, sent to ask the King's return in consequence.


The Account of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of March, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 261

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond

"Given me [the Lord Lieutenant] by Captain Stone" (one of the Farmers).


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers, etc. to the last of March, 1680. By Sir John Champante?

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 262-263

Document type: Original


Bishop of Waterford and Lismore to Arran

Written from: Waterford

Date: 31 March 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 233

Document type: Holograph

States the circumstances under which Mr Brownsworth was "trepanned" into the irregular celebration of a marriage at Clonmel, by which he undesignedly committed a breach of the Canons of the Church [as represented to the Lord Deputy by the Archbishop of Cashel, in a letter of March 21st]. ...


An Account of Advance-Moneys [upon the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland] paid to his Majesty, etc.

Date: [March? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 325

Document type: Original


[An information of] misdemeanours committed by Mr Edward Eyre, Deputy Recorder of Galway

Date: [March? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 348-350

Document type: Original


[Case] for the petitioner [Thomas] Wharton, against [Edward] Backwell, [concerning an alleged illegal return to Parliament for the borough of Wendover, in the county of Buckingham]

Date: [March 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 455

Document type: Breviate. Original (Wharton Papers).


A Breviate of certain [Minutes of Evidence, to be offered in the Case above-recited]

Date: [March 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 456-458

Document type: Original (Wharton Papers)


A note of "Particular offers" of Bribes, on behalf of Edward Backwell, above-named

Date: [March 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 459

Document type: Draught; with corrections (Wharton Papers)


"General offers made by Alderman Backwell & his Agents, to procure him to be chosen" [Burgess, in Parliament, for Wendover]

Date: [March 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 460

Document type: Draught; with corrections (Wharton Papers)


Commissioners of the Treasury in England to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 3 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 308

Document type: Original [with four signatures]

Have received his Grace's letter of March 10. Have put the matters therein communicated under examination & will speedily give his Grace due account thereof.


Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 452

Document type: Holograph

The writer's reception of Lord Arran's letter has been delayed by a five weeks' absence from Whitehall.

As to the retention of the agency for Irish business, after Mr Secretary Coventry's retirement from office, the writer's attachment to Lord Arran and his family would make him earnestly desirous to retain an agency, which employs him in their service. But it is now said that Lord Sunderland desires to nominate a kinsman of his own as agent. The matter therefore will need to be considered by the Lord Lieutenant, whose determination will, in any event, be gratefully received. ...


Armourer to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 454

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 24th March. But all transmission of letters to Ireland is now stopped in order to the better discovery of the great plot there. All the women and children are frightened, but sober men think Ireland safe.

The writer prays "that God will preserve the Duke of Ormond from all his mean and malicious enemies. All worthy men are the Due's friends. The old man at this office [Coventry] stood like a rock, in the King's absence. So did Mr Hyde, very honourably".


Ossory to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 6 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 460

Document type: Holograph

Has no mind in the world to part with his employment in Holland.

The work now in hand is to injure the Duke of Ormond, and in this work Lords Essex and Shaftesbury proceed with an ingenuity equal to that of Sir William Waller, Oates, and Bedlow [combined].

The latter is now in Ireland, and is sure to return well fraught with "informations". If he should offer "to come to my father's table, my opinion", adds Lord Ossory, "is that he sould be carried to that of the stewards". ...


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [for the payment to Sir John Champante, deputy Receiver-General for Ireland, of a sum of £1260, due to him from the Earl of Ranelagh & his Partners]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 8 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 280

Document type: Copy


Coventry to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 458

Document type: Holograph

Sir Richard Stephens will bring to Lord Arran a full account of the state of affairs here.

The writer is now foot in stirrup for Enfield Chase, where he will contemplate affairs of state, like a philosopher, not like a secretary.

As for the Council, having the addition of Irish plots to the English, it will not want for work.


Major Charles Feilding to Arran

Written from: Kinsale

Date: 9 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 462

Document type: Original

Reports details of military service and finance.

Communicates a note of pay due to certain companies, from which men had been drafted to serve in Tangier ...


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 255-256

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Details of various measures taken against Papists in Ireland, and more particularly against the Roman-Catholic Clergy of that realm.


Encloses

A letter concerning one Fleming, a Tory. Given to the Duke of Ormond by Sir Hans Hamilton

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 12 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 257-258

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further details concerning troops to be sent to Tangier; and concerning inconveniences to the public service here, occasioned by the stay of many packets on the English coast.


Observations, by the Duke of Ormond, upon information given by one Murphy, a priest, and by one Kedington, concerning alleged conspiracies in Ireland

Date: 12 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 258-259

Document type: Copy [private]


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 14 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 259-260

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars relating to the alleged plots in Ireland. ...

The writer is of opinion that Lord Ranelagh's return to England may be necessary for his health; but cannot say that the inquiry into his Revenue administration can well be brought to a conclusion, in his absence. ...


An order by the King in Council for the apprehension of persons, as yet unknown, who attempted to assassinate John Arnold, Esquire, one of his Majesty's Justices of Peace for the county of Monmouth

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 412

Document type: In print. (London, John Bill & others, 1680).


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 17 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 260-261

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

A further report of apprehensions made, and of examinations taken, concerning the alleged Popists plots.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 18 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 129

Document type: Holograph

"Just as old sores had got some skin grown over them and the true old good nature of Englishmen, and charity were returning, this business of Mr Arnold makes them bleed afresh, and will involve many good-meaning and well-living Papists in new troubles. This gentleman is the same that gave the account to the last Long Parliament of the growth of Popery in Monmouthshire, had the thanks of the Commons; and ... is the son of the daughter & heir of the house of Drogheda, and likely enough to recover." ...

Adds, at very great length, notices of other politicial incidents, and of some personal and family affairs. ...


[A Breviate of] arrears upon Lord Ranelagh's undertaking [for the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland]

Date: 18 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 282-284

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond, as "received from Captain Mathew".


Notes upon the then possessors of certain lands, - enumerated in the 'Breviate' calendared immediately above

Date: 18 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 285-287

Document type: Original


Certificate of Dr Patrick Dun as to the illness of Peter Talbot a Prisoner in the Castle of Dublin

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 690

Document type: Original


A like Certificate by Dr Robert Waller, President of the College of Physicians of Dublin

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 691

Document type: Original


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 22 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 262-264

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "Although it might reasonably be suspected that Murphy's pretence to the discovery of a plot was to avoid his being returned to the Gaol of Dundalk, ... yet since the truth was like shortly to appear, his sending to Dundalk was forborne," ... to give no colour of truth to any report as to his being discouraged from proceeding ...


Enclosure 1:

Examination of Murphy and others, concerning Popish plots

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Enclosure 2:

Examination of Sir Hans Hamilton, Captain Dillon, & Lieutenant Baker; ... Taken before the Duke of Ormond, the Bishop of Meath, & Sir John Davys

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 131-132

Document type: Original

Commission, in due form, is to issue to John, Lord Viscount Massareene, as Captain of Logh-Neagh, & Commander of the boats thereon, with certain prescribed allowances & pay.


Recites:

Report of the Lords of his Majesty's Treasury, to the King; concerning the establishment of boats upon Lough-Neagh

Written from: Treasury Chambers

Date: 22 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 131v

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 265

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further particulars concerning Popish plots in Ireland.

... Adds: "Some things have lately passed that gave me cause of caution when I have to do anything that relates to the plot, and such a set of 'discoverers' ".


Enclosure 1:

A Narrative of [by] Sir John Davys, and the Bishop of Meath, relating all they thought material to set down of what passed betwixt them and Murphy

Date: [22 April] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Enclosure 2:

A letter sent to the Duke of Ormond by one Jackson, an officer of the Customs at Youghal

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 433-434

Document type: Original

Gives additional instructions as to the course to be pursued with the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, in respect of the due execution of the contract entered into by them on the 8th of April, 1676.


Thynne to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 465

Document type: Holograph

Mr Secretary Coventry's illness is severe, but he has been carried, in a chair, to give up the seals to the King.

The papers on Irish affairs lately sent up have been placed in the hands of Lord Sunderland.

Letters from Tangier report a new siege by the Moors, and cause much anxiety.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 27 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 467

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

The Judges have been summoned by the King to meet at the Council Board, in order to frame the question to be put to Sir Gilbert Gerrard as to his knowledge of any contract [of marriage], or certificate of contract, between and King and the Duke of Monmouth's mother. When so questioned, Gerrard replied that, "upon his honour and allegiance", he did not. When required to make the like declaration upon his oath he scrupled at it, but eventually took the oath desired.

The Duchess of Portsmouth's influence has made Jeffreys a judge, upon the resignation, "sore against his will", of Sir Job Charlton.


Ossory to Arran

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 28 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 469

Document type: Holograph

Fitzgerald's prospect is thought as ridiculous as it deserves to be. Sir Thomas Newcome is, in the writer's opinion, unlikely to succeed in his pretensions to so great a command of horse. Only high rank, or very great superiority in experience, would suffice.

Lady Ossory desires a yacht to meet her at Liverpool, for her voyage to Ireland. Lord Arran will kindly inform himself as to the need of a convoy, on the score of the Algerines, who have lately caused much fright to passengers ...


Rawdon to Granard

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 28 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 438

Document type: Holograph

Reports what has been done upon an order from the Duke of Ormond, for the apprehension of certain persons, notified, by the Council of Scotland, to have taken part in the late Rebellion.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 29 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 134

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news.


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 30 April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 456

Document type: Holograph [unsigned]

My Lord Shaftesbury has produced his informer [upon the Irish plot], who will also "get three more that were in Ireland; all good Roman Catholics, and [men] who would die for their Religion; yet hate the bloody Counsels of the Jesuits".

The cause of debate in Council has been upon the question whether to send for these men to come into England; or to leave the matter, as Mr Secretary Coventry urged it should be left, - to the investigation of the Lord Lieutenant.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 1 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 136-137

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news; relating chiefly to the reports of the King's marriage to the mother of the Duke of Monmouth, and to the proceedings taken for their suppression.


Ormond to Henry Coventry

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 266-268

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... "You will find by Sir Hans Hamilton's Examination that the Friar Meyer seems to be the first infomer, and that what Murphy declares came, originally, from Meyer, " ... in or before January 1676 [1677, N.S.].


Enclosure 1:

"Letters that passed betwixt Sir Hans Hamilton and Sir George Rawdon"

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Enclosure 2:

An Information by Dr Dudley Loftus[concerning the titular Primate of Ireland, Oliver Plunket]

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Thynne to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 4 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 471

Document type: Holograph

Renews his request to know the Lord Lieutenant's decision as to the continuance of the Irish agency.

The Council is now "very much employed in searching after the authors of a report of a black box of writings, relating to a marriage between the King and the Duke of Monmouth's mother".

It is, adds the writer, sufficiently evident that "such writings were never seen by any".


An Account of money paid to Sir John Campante, ... by orders & assignments of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, ... for five years & one quarter, ... to 20 March, 1680/[1680]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 465-466

Document type: Original


[A like] Account ... [with several variations]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 467-468

Document type: Original


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 8 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 138-139

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news.


A correspondent, signing herself with the initials "E.W." to Lady Sandwich

Date: 8 May [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 223, fol(s). 137

A letter of compliment, and of assurances of friendship. ...


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 271-272

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Enumerates various letters and papers concerning the state of Ireland, and more particularly of its revenue and finance, formerly addressed to Mr Henry Coventry, late Secretary of State, in which Lord Sunderland, his successor, will find necessary information upon those affairs ...

The letter now sent was given to the Duke last year. He does not now remember by whom, nor does he know to whom it was written. ...

Peter Talbot continues distracted, or to counterfeit it very well, ... The writer desires to have directions concerning him.


Encloses:

A letter from a Priest at Morlaix [concerning affairs in Ireland]

Date: [1679]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]

Document type: Without address


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 11 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 473-474

Document type: Holograph; unsigned

Fitzgerald and others, - sent over by the Duke of Ormond, - hae arrived in London. "It is the talk of the town that my Lord Shaftesbury hath got great light from these men, for "Articles" against my Lord Lieutenant. May his Lordship have as good success as my Lord Meath's."

Adds various items of political and Court gossip.

There is a report that the Duke of York is about to go again into Scotland and that the army there "will be reduced to 5,000 foot and 500 horse; to be a standing army, for ever". ...


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 272-274

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The matter wherein most of difficulty is found is to prepare such a Bill of Settlement of estates, free from future molestation, as may probably satisfy the Houses of Parliament, and dispose them to give his Majesty such supplies as the conjuncture of the times ... requires. ... Nothing would more incline the Parliament to liberality, than the effective maintenance of a small fleet, for the service of this Kingdom.

... The companies designed for a second recruit for Tangier have lain about six weeks at Kinsale, in expectation of shipping.


John Fell, Bishop of Oxford to William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury

Written from: [Oxford]

Date: 25 May 1680?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 7

Document type: Holograph. Without date of year.

Has examined the three "Arabic Dialogues". There are no MSS. of them [here]. Certainly, they were made, as well as printed, at Rome.

Has delivered his Grace's "little transcript" to the Bishop of Rochester.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 274-275

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has for a good while had two or three references [orders of reference] which relate to the Duchess of Portsmouth and the Duke of Richmond. ... Cannot contrive any report that may tend to their advantage, without transgressing positive rules prescribed to the writer, in his "Instructions", ... concerning the King's Revenue. ... But is in hope to be able to propose what may be more for their service than the things they are put upon, by such as care little what scandal may be raised, upon account of the King's liberality. ... Of this nature are the 'Commissioners of Inquiry' prosecuted in the names of the Earl of Ranelagh and Lord Kingston, wherein her Grace [the Duchess of Portsmouth] is publicly said to be concerned. ...


Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland to Sunderland

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 28 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 288

Document type: Copy [sixteen signatures]

Several petitions have been presented to the Lord Lieutenant and Council, complaining of the grievance occasioned by Commissions to inquire after his Majesty's title to lands, for very long time in the quiet possession & enjoyment of the petitioners. ...

The writers believe that great mischiefs & vexations have been, in this way, drawn upon abundance of his Majesty's good subjects of this Kingdom. ...

They desire to recommend to his Majesty's consideration the recalling of such Commissions now in being, and forbearance to issue others of the like nature.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of May, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 May 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 264-265

Document type: Original


John Meyer [or Moyre] to Mr Hetherington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 140

Document type: Copy

Never thought to be so much endangered by his correspondent's proceedings, as he finds himself to be. Judged to be satisfied, in his conscience, when he "acquainted the Peers of this Realm with what was commonly known to several others", as well as to himself. ...

PS.: Sir Hans Hamilton was ever true & loyal ... He gave the writer's 'Information' to Lord Essex ... & was the writer's only patron ... in the King's behalf. ...


Bishop of Meath to Colonel Mansel

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 142

Document type: Copy

Asks Colonel Mansel's influence with Lords Essex and Shaftesbury, on behalf of Meyer ["the principal of four Irish Evidences [So in MS.] against Oliver Plunket"] ... "leaving to Mr Hetherington, who," adds the writer "I hear, is agent for those persons at Court, to negotiate in that affair, - which I desire may be done effectually". ...

Communicates the letter, calendared immediately above, for perusal.


A true and exact copy of a treasonable ... paper, called, "The Fanatics' new Covenant", which was taken from Mr Donald Cargill, at Queensferry, 3 June, 1680

Date: 3 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 580-584

Document type: In print. (Edinburgh printed; London reprint 1680. fol.)


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 276-277

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Particulars concerning the recruiting, from Ireland, of the Garrison of Tangier.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Windsor

Date: 4 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 144

Document type: Original; with record of enrolment

The deduction of one shilling in the pound from the pay of the Scottish Regiment serving in Ireland, formerly directed to be made on behalf of Henry Gascoigne & another, agents of that regiment, is to extend as well to the pay of the companies about to go to Tangier, as to those that remain in Ireland.


An extract out of the resolutions of the states general [of the United Netherlands], concerning the Earl of Ossory's Commission as General of the English

Date: 4 June 1680 N.S.

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 224

Document type: Original

Dutch.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 277-279

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Explanations concerning the troops designed for Tangier, and also concerning measures formerly proposed for regimenting the army of Ireland, and for some other reforms in military affairs.


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 59-60

Document type: Original; with record of enrolment

Directs the payment, out of his Majesty's Quit-Rents accruing in Ireland, of a sum of £6,000 formerly granted to the daughters of Colonel John Lane; and also of certain yearly annuities to John Netherville, and to Abraham Ashville, respectively. ...


The Petition of Sir Robert Walsh, Baronet to the King

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 9 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 2

Document type: Copy

Recites faithful service to King Charles I, in Cornwall, and elsewhere the losses during the rebellion in Ireland sustained by Sir James Walsh deceased and by petitioner and other particulars. With the King's order of reference thereupon to the Duke of Ormond.


Foedus inter serenissimus ... Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, et Hiberniae; et Hispaniarum, Reges etc.

Written from: Windsor

Date: 10/20 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 638-640

Document type: Copy

Latin.


Copy of the Defensive Treaty [between Charles II, King of Great Britain, and Charles II, King of Spain] concluded at Windsor, the 10 June, 1680

Date: 10 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 3-5

Document type: Chiefly in Carte's hand

Latin.


Commissioners of the Navy to William Crispin, Clerke of the Cheque at Kinsale

Written from: Navy Office [London]

Date: 12 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 307

Document type: Copy. [Three signatures].

Instructions concerning the shipping at Kinsale of certain troops appointed for his Majesty's service at Tangier.


Enclosure 1:

Lords of the Admiralty to Crispin

Written from: Derby House

Date: 12 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 307

Document type: Copy [three signatures]

The ships Ruby, Guernsey, Greyhound, Phoenix, and Garland, are ordered to Kinsale for the transport of 740 soldiers, with their officers, to Tangier.

Should the two ships last named fail to arrive with the others, merchant-vessels are to be hired for that service in their stead.


Enclosure 2:

John Brisbane to the Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy

Written from: Derby House

Date: 6 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 307

It may be desirable to give to Captain William Crispin, His Majesty's Clerk of the Cheque at Kinsale, some discretionary power in shipping the soliders for Tangier.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 279-280

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... All the companies designed for Tangier are garrisoned & quartered in Munster, - most of them within two days' march of Kinsale; the farthest, not above four. ...

If any propositions concerning the Farm of Revenue here, shall be received in England, it will be for his Majesty's service that notice of their purport shall be sent hither, before they be agreed to there.


Colonel Mansel to Bishop of Meath

Date: 15 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 146-147

Document type: Copy

Upon receipt of the Bishop's letter went to Lord S[haftesbury] who endeavoured to find Hetherington; but could not meet with him. His Lordship has undertaken that the letter [of Meyer] shall be delivered ... Lord E[ssex] ... promises to move the Lord President in Council, ... for the speeding of the Pardon. ... Mr Hetherington shall not want good Counsel to assist him. ...

... The late trial of Mrs Cellier [In MS.: "Syllian"] has more opened people's eyes & mouths against the Lord Chief Justice than ever Sir G. Wakeman's did. Lord Castlemaine's trial comes on to-morrow, and, adds the writer, "I am apt to think [he] will be found guilty, for D[octor] Gates] is very clear in his evidence against him, & Mr Dangerfield speaks home likewise". ...


Bishop of Meath to Mansel

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 150

Document type: Copy

Communicates further particulars of the writer's correspondence with the Earl of Shaftesbury, & others, concerning alleged Popish plots. ...


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 281-282

Explanations of Bills transmitted; ... and also of the treatment of Papists in Ireland.


Sent therewith:

"Bills offered to his Majesty's & the Council's approbation, or amendment; in order to the calling of a Parliament in Ireland"

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Certificate, by the Heralds College of London, of the descent of René Cotton, of Rennes in the Province of Brittany, from the family of Cotton of Lanwood, in the county of Cambridge

Date: 17 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 239, fol(s). 106

Document type: Notarial Copy [with endorsements]


The Declaration &Testimony of the true-Presbyterian, anti-prelatic, and anti-Erastian, persecuted party, in Scotland

Written from: Sanquhar

Date: 22 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 584-585

Document type: In print


Minute of Council, upon a letter of the 28th of May [1680] from the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland, concerning defective titles to lands in that kingdom

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 566

Document type: Copy


King Charles II to the Emperor Leopold

Written from: In Castro Windesoriensi

Date: 23 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 1 & v

Accredits Charles, Earl of Middleton, as His Ambassador Extraordinary at the Emperor's Court.

Note These credentials were presented to the Emperor at Lintz, August 8/18.

Latin.


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: [London]

Date: 26 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 152

Document type: Extract

Hears from Lord Shaftesbury that Meyer [In MS.: "Moyre"] and Murphy [In MS.: "Murchy"] are much more afraid than hurt. No care or pains shall be wanting [to protect them]. ...


R. Ware to the Bishop of Meath

Date: 26 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 152

Document type: Extract

There are flying reports of a gift, "by a great man of Ireland", of 2,000 or 3,000 guineas, to the Duchess of Portsmouth. ... As to who the great man is the present writer does not trouble his brain.


Sir Tobias Poyntz to Sir William Flower

Written from: Acton [Gloucestershire]

Date: 26 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 549

Document type: Holograph

A sort of people in this country hold up their heads very high. ... Perhaps, they expect some novelties, when their ministers come back out of Scotland, for most or all of the Presbyterian Ministers are gone into Scotland; to what end the writer knows not, ... but could wish that when they are out of doors, they were shut out. ...

Has written to Charles Poyntz to get Sir W. Flower a great hawk; and hopes to furnish some merlins ...


Memorandum by Philip, Lord Wharton, of the presentation to the Grand Jury of Middlesex on 26 June 1680 of the "Reasons" above recited, as the ground of an Indictment; and of their rejection

Date: 26 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 608

Document type: The endorsed date is "Michaelmas Term 1680"


Extrait d'une lettre venue de France [relating to the treatment and affairs of the Huguenots] ...

Date: 27 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 825

French.


An Extract from an anonymous letter, concerning "a little limping peer" [Earl of Shaftesbury?] ...

Date: 29 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 152

Probably, addressed to the Bishop of Meath.


Sir William Stewart to Ormond

Written from: Newton Stewart

Date: 29 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 553

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of a great storm in the county of Derry, which has had disastrous consequences. My curiosity, says the writer, "took me yesterday to the place where this new kind of Deluge began, and truly I was amazed to see a mountain torn in above ten several places, and all the low ground by the river, for ten miles together, covered with the ruins; the corn-fields buried; and people poking in the mud & earth for the bodies of their friends & of their cattle. ... There are lost, in several places, fifty souls & abundance of cattle". ...


Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Chambers, Whitehall

Date: 29 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 338

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

It having been represented to the King that an overplus, of about £300 a year, has arisen by means of the cheques on the army in Ireland, since commencement of the last farm, the writers desire to be informed by his Grace of its real nature. This "overplus" has been "begged of his Majesty, as a 'discovery'"; but is claimed by the Farms, as part of their profit.


Bishop of Meath to Colonel Mansell

Date: 29 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 475

Document type: Extract

To his correspondent's inquiry as to the number of Popish lawyers and of Popish attorneys in the Courts of Law, the writer can answer only for the Court of Exchequer. Fifteen Popish Attorneys attend that Court; and more than twice that number of Popish lawyers.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of June, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 52, fol(s). 266-267

Document type: Original


A Proclamation, declaring Mr Richard Cameron, and others, rebels and traitors

Written from: Edinburgh

Date: 30 June 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 426

Document type: Inprint. (London repr. for A Forrat. 1680. fol.)


Reasons whereupon the D[uke of] Y[ork] may most strongly be reputed and suspected to be a Papist

Date: [June] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 610

Document type: Copy; in Lord Wharton's hand; with copies of the signatures thereto of seven Peers, and of eleven Commoners


Another copy of the same "Reasons"; with variations in the subjoined signatures

Date: [June] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 607

Document type: This copy is in a different handwriting from MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 610


Considerations upon the Treaty of Peace between England and Spain, June, 1680

Date: [June] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 614

Document type: Wholly in Lord Wharton's hand


A Schedule of the debts of the Earl of Ranelagh, and his partners, as Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland

Date: 6 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 156

The sum total is £60,827: 10s: 6½d.


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Date: 7 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 160

Document type: Copy

Great numbers of Frenchmen are lately come over, ... and a new set of Jesuits ...

The writer adds that he "stands in great need at present, but has hopes, after a little time, to be supplied". As yet, has only "fair promises, for all the pains and trouble he has taken" [in connexion with the alleged Popish Plots]. ...


Bishop of Meath to Mansel

Written from: Dublin

Date: 8 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 154

Document type: Copy

... If Oliver Plunkett, the titular Primate, be tried at the Dundalk Assizes, - as he and his favourers earnestly endeavour, all that business will probably come to nothing. ... Therefore, "expedition must be used to get orders to have the trial to be at Dublin the next term" ...

The accompanying letter is communicated for Colonel Mansel's perusal before delivery.


Encloses

Meyer to Hetherington

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 157v & 158

Document type: Copy

All our enemies everywhere are in an uproar, understanding that Plunket is to be tried shortly. Yet they are much comforted knowing he is undoubtedly to be transmitted to Dundalk. ... The writer petitioned [the Lord Lieutenant in Council] for [protection], & that Plunket should be tried in Dublin; but had no answer ...


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 10 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 283-285

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further details concerning the forces for Tangier.


Encloses:

A List of the soldiers sent [from Ireland] to Tangier]

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]

... With a computation of their pay.


Bishop of Meath to Mansell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 477

Document type: Extract

Gives particulars as to certain persons concerned in the pending prosecution of Oliver Plunket, titular Primate of Ireland. The protection given to those persons - "Moyer, Murphy, and others" - is valid only until the trial be over; "not giving their assurance of pardon after; which," adds the writer, "I think was not so intended; but is here so construed" ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 11 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 285-286

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Accredits Lord Granard to give, on the writers behalf, "an account of all that relates to this Kingdom" ...

Adds: "To me, at this distance, the times seem to threaten disorder or something more than that word imports. I am not able to advise anything, in prevention, but I am ready, and in some degree able, to obey and act; and am resolved to end my days as I began them".


Subjoined thereto:

Memoranda, by the Duke of Ormond: (1) on the Revenue of Ireland; (2) on the calling of a Parliament in that Kingdom; (3) on the regimenting of the army there

Date: July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 286-292


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: London

Date: 13 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

... "Tomorrow is the great day of trial; the Common-Hall being again summoned to make a new choice of Sheriffs; the former two, Mr Bethell and Mr Cornish, not being approved of. ... There has been [taken] all the pains & care that possibly could be by the Court-party, to make an interest. ... The Lord Bishop of L[ondon], my Lord G[eorge] Berkeley, the Recorder, and Mr Chiffinch [In MS.: "Chiffins"] have been very earnest & active amongst the citizens for their votes for new men. The King sent his letter, & therein named six; leaving the City to make choice of any two of them. But ... the City is resolved to stick unto their first choice." ...


Ormond to Stewart

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 63

Document type: Copy

What with constant [alarums] from England and Scotland; disturbances about Lord Ranelagh's accounts; pretensions of old Farmers of the Revenue, and of new Farmers, to make defalcations; and the part played in this latter business by Sir William Petty, there is here no time to eat, drink, or sleep, in peace. And now orders have come to send more men to Tangier, besides the whole Scottish Regiment; without regard to the serious diminution so caused to the strength of Ireland, or to the ill effect, on Parliament, of sending out, in money, £40,000 a year, to pay men upon another service. ...


Sir Robert Colville to Ormond

Written from: [Galtgonie]

Date: 15 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 440

Document type: Original

The Tories - especially the O'Neiles and the MacGanathies - increase daily in the writer's neighbourhood; and there are no troops nearer than Coleraine, Lisburne, or Maghrefelt, - the least remote of those places being at a distance of about eighteen miles. Solicits, on this account, an order to the commanding officers to quarter part of their respective companies at certain places named ...


Ormond to Lauderdale

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 16 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 555

Document type: Copy

Has received several copies of "a new Scotch Covenant" which is dispersed with great industry in this Kingdom; especially in the North, where one Nathaniel Johnson is newly apprehended, on suspicion of being one of the murderers of the late Archbishop of St. Andrews. ...

Particulars of the examination of Johnson are added ... and the writer proceeds to say: -

"The Nonconformists in the North of this kingdom do give a very ill character of Johnson, ... but it behoves them to lessen the credit of one that pretends to accuse them of such treasonable practices, and it is no more than the Papists have done to those that discovered & proved the treasons of some of them" ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: Longford

Date: 19 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 479

Document type: Holograph

Harry Thynne solicits the payment of his half-year's salary, due at Easter last.

The writer desires to know when the Duke goes to Kilkenny, that he may decide whether to take His Grace's commands for England there, or in Dublin.

Hopes Lord Arran will prevail on Colonel Bramston to stay at Longford, during the summer ...


Ormond to Ossory

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy

Has found means to get copies of the correspondence of the Bishop of Meath, Colonel Mansel, & Mr Robert Ware. ... Of some things therein, it may be of use to the King to know. ... The Bishop is not merely a spiteful but a false informer. ...

Does not think, however, that notice should now be taken of it. For things are come to that unhappy pass that, for aught the writer sees, "the declaration of his Majesty's displeasure, when it can extend no further than the putting a man out of an honourable, but unprofitable station, gets him reputation, & perhaps, thereby more power to do mischief ...


Bishop of Meath to Mansel

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 166

Document type: Copy

Further comments on the arrangements for the trial of Dr Oliver Plunkett, and on matters connected therewith. ...


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: [London]

Date: 24 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 168

Document type: Extract

On Wednesday last, the Earl of Shaftesbury left town; yesterday, the Duke of Monmouth. ... The Earl of Pembroke was sent for by the King & commanded not to entertain his Grace. The Earl excused it; upon which the King told him that he must not come to Court. The Earl replied that he never did come, unless he was sent for.


Extract of a [news-]letter from London, dated 24 July 1680

Written from: London

Date: 24 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 170

Comments concerning the trial of the titular Primate of Ireland, Oliver Plunkett. ...


Secretary Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 July/[5 August] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 8

Document type: Copy

Mentions the King's anxiety for the arrival of Count de Thun; - Adds that several attempts have been made to present the Duke of York as a Recusant; - but "they have been all baffled". ...


Lady Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 492

Document type: Holograph

Solicits for Mr Ambrose Aungier - but entirely without his approval or knowledge - that he may not be permitted to go, on military service to Tangier, on account of his want of health.

Is the more ready to submit this request, for the reason that Lord Orrery desires to serve in the Tangier expedition, and might be appointed in Mr Longford's stead, by favour of the Lord Lieutenant.


Exceptions and Appeal, by the Earl of Ranelagh, and Mr Stepney, against an Account [addressed to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, of sums alleged to be due by them, and their Partners in the late Farm of the Irish Revenue, to his Majesty]

Date: 27 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 314-315

Document type: Copy


An account of what is due from the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland], on the last of June, 1680; and also of what was then due to the Civil and Military Lists, and List of Pensions

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 27 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 322

Document type: Original

Given me [Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond], by the Earl of Ranelagh, 27 July 1680.


[A News-Letter, addressed to Mr Gascoigne?]

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 226

The Earl of Mulgrave and the Lord Lumley have returned from Tangier, by order of the King. The King of Fez is reported to be collecting a great army, with the design, first, to attack the Spaniards at Momora; and then, "to expel all Europeans out of Africa". ...


Colonel Edward Vernon to Arran

Written from: [Whitehall]

Date: 27 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 482

Document type: Holograph

Believes the King is really troubled about Lord Ossory as indeed he well need be; "for things look cloudy, though I doubt not he will avoid the storm. ... But I have not seen the generality of this Nation so concerned for any person", [as for Lord Ossory].


Reading to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 27 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 484

Document type: Holograph [Unsigned]

"Left Lord Ossory, on Friday, much out of order in his health. He removed to Arlington House. I am sorry," continues the writer, "he is engaged in this expedition [to Tangier], it being too probable he may not be well supplied with necessaries, where there is all likelihood of hot service ... The nine companies raised here seem the merest boys. ... His Majesty has contracted for 120 horses, to be provided at Calais, at ten pounds each ... The freight would have been as much, for each horse sent hence" ...


Ormond to the King

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 293-294

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Notifies what has been done by the writer in obedience to his Majesty's commands concerning the Earl of Ranelagh. ...

Adds: ... "All the defects ... of the condition of this kingdom, ... are reducible to that of money, and how that stands cannot be better or more authentically stated by anybody than by my Lord of Ranelagh." ...


Rawdon to Ormond

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 28 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 444

Document type: Holograph

Encloses to the Duke an examination which will, thinks the writer, shew that though the late rebellious party in Scotland was but small, yet the suppression of it has come at a very seasonable time, not only for the interests of Scotland, but for those too of the North of Ireland.

Suggests the opportuneness of special instructions, at this time, to the Revenue Officers, stationed on the coast, as to the treatment of persons landing without passes ...


Subjoins:

The Examination of John Forbes of Lisbrack, alias Newtown-Forbes, in the county of Longford, Gent [as to certain incidents of the late insurrection in Scotland]

Written from: Lisburne

Date: 28 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 442

Document type: Original [misbound]


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 28 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 483

Document type: Holograph

Gives an account of the proceedings in the City of London, for the election of Sheriffs.


Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland to the Judges of Assize, for the Province of Munster

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 29 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 171

Document type: Copy [fourteen signatures]

Certain letters relating to Sir Thomas Crosby have been produced and read at the Council-Board, in his presence, and copies of them are herewith communicated, in order to a full inquiry & report thereupon.


An Address of the citizens of London, in Common-Hall assembled, to the Lord Mayor desiring him to beseech the King in the name of the citizens & on their behalf, to summon a Parliament

Date: 29 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 622

Document type: Minute? Wholly in Lord Wharton's hand.


Copy of the Address of the citizens of London

Date: 29 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 624

Document type: A printed broadside


A Memorial on the affairs of the Roman-Catholics of Ireland. Addressed, anonymously, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 30 July [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 407-412

Document type: Original. Without date of year, and without endorsement.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 173-174

Document type: Holograph

A letter of gossip upon passing incidents and personal affairs.


An Abstract of the accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of July, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 270-271

Document type: Original

With a note concerning expenditure towards building the fort of Rincorran.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 290

Document type: Holograph

A meeting of commissioners is appointed for perusal of all the accounts which were taken by command of the Earl of Essex concerning my Lord Ranelagh's [In MS.: "Ranalo's"] undertaking ...

Lord Lanesborough will submit to his Grace a breviate of certain other accounts, on the same subject; and also Lord Ranelagh's appeal, - this day brought in [to the Council Board]. ...

Has inquired about Mr Stafford, who is reported to be a fair-conditioned gentleman; but somewhat tainted with the leprosy of Presbytery. ...


The appeal of the Earl of Ranelagh, and John Stepney, Esquire, [on behalf of themselves and their partners in the late undertaking for the management of the Revenue of Ireland], to the Lords Commissioners of [Revenue and Finance] Accounts of Ireland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 440-441

Document type: Copy


A News-Letter containing advices from Court; with some particulars of the death of Thomas, Earl of Ossory

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 506

Document type: Without address


Lanesborough to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 64-65

Document type: Holograph, by Ormond, as answered, from Kilkenny, on August 2nd

Reports to the Lord Lieutenant [during His Grace's absence at Kilkenny], proceedings in Council, and at the Treasury Chamber; chiefly relating to matters of finance; - and, in particular, to the revenue accounts of the Earl of Ranelagh.


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 July 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 486

Document type: Holograph

Recommends Mr Lockhart, for leave to purchase the commission of Lieutenant Gibbs; and Mr Murray, for the office of Sheriff of Westmeath.

Communicates proceedings of Lord Ranelagh, and others, upon an appeal, in relation to the Revenue accounts.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 158

Document type: Copy

Communicates letters from the Treasury in England, brought hither by Mr Richbell and Mr Stanyan, two of the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland.

... Desires that his Grace will advise thereupon with Lord Ranelagh & some others of the Council, and also with the law officers of the Crown, & (if need be) with the Farmers, and report their opinions as to what is fit to be done.


A writer signing himself "Wm. S" to a correspondent unnamed

Written from: Hamburgh

Date: 2 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 384

Document type: Copy

Desires to be informed of the correspondent's sentiments concerning a book entitled: "A Discourse touching Tangier", which is commanded to his consideration.

Here at Hamburgh people are as jealous of the "increasing grandeur of some European Kings", as others their German neighbours are, and are "troubled to find the King of England diverted, as they fear, from preventing it". ...


Secretary Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 2/[12] August1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 14

Document type: Copy

Has complied with a request from Lord Middleton's predecessor in the Embassy at the Imperial Court, Mr Skelton, hoping it may "rebound civilities" to his Lordship. ...


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 162

Document type: Copy

To the Primate's letter of 31st July, the Duke has little to return, save that he thinks the matter concerning Lord Ranelagh's accounts is well considered & well determined.

Adds a notice concerning "the defeat of Cameron & his crew at Carlow". ...


Ormond to Lanesborough

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 2 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 164

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Lanesborough's of 31st July ... It will be very fit that something be prepared to justify the disallowances complained of by Lord Ranelagh. ... Nobody can do it better than the Lord Chief Justice [Keatinge]. ... Is glad Lord Lanesborough is abroad again; and longs to hear as much of Lord Ossory, if it be Godswill.


John Howe [Apparently, the nonconformist minister; "Jack Howe" was also one of Wharton's friends; but no water-drinker] to Wharton

Written from: London

Date: 2 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 167

Document type: Holograph

Has returned, for necessary business, to London, "leaving his company deeply engaged in water-drinking at Astrop [Probably, at Astrop-Hall, Northamptonshire, near to which is "St. Rumbald's [Ronnald's] Well", a medicinal spring.].

The Lord Mayor's prudence [at the recent City election] "is much applauded by all understanding men. Mr Rethel now hesitates whether to to hold or no. ... But 'tis hoped he will not desert his freinds".


A correspondent not herein named to the Earl of Longford

Written from: London

Date: 3 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 175

Document type: Original

... There is talk of a "very great reformation that these new Sheriffs will make in the City" [of London]. "They both will keep but one table. Dr Oates will be their chaplain. No drinking or carousing there, nor Court invitations. It is said that since London was London, there never was such a consultation about a charter".


[Notes] from a friend, concerning the Rosycrucians. [Addressed to Lord Wharton]

Date: 3 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 720


Keatinge to Ormond

Written from: Lifferhall

Date: 3 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

... Lord Ranelagh's 'Appeal' "was answered before made, for it containeth nothing new, and his Lordship hath had full answers to every particular at Council Board, which were satisfactory to all who sate there, save his Lordship". ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: Osberstown

Date: 5 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 494

Document type: Holograph. [Sent by Major Fairfax].

Communicates the purport of a conversation with the Duke of Ormond in relation to Lord Arran, and his altered position, now that sudden calamity has made him the only one in the family that can do the King active service.

Lord Arran has good abilities, and will doubtless shew as much courage and integrity in service, as any man living. But he is less industrious than his father could wish him to be, and the lack is "attributed to his too great inclination to good fellowship". Lord Arran cannot but desire to make himself as great a comfort as possible to the Duke in his present affliction.


A Report, by the Lords of the Privy Council of Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 6 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 342

Document type: Original [with eight signatures]

A Report, by the Lords of the Privy Council of Ireland, to the Lord Lieutenant, concerning some particulars of the late contract for the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and concerning certain communications, addressed by the Lords Commissioners of Revenue to the Lord Lieutenant & Council thereupon.


Captain Richbell to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 488

Document type: Holograph

Communicates an account of some proceedings in the Irish Council, upon letters sent by the Lord Lieutenant in relation to Revenue affairs.

Encloses copy [not now appended] of a petition, on the same subject, subsequently presented to the Council, by the writer, and his fellow-commissioners.


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 7 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 228-229

An account has come from Yorkshire of the acquittal of Lady Tempest [Anne Gascoigne afterwards Tempest. She was daughter of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, Bart., and wife of Sir Stephen Tempest, of Broughton. The accusation appears to have been of complicity in the so-called Popish Plot.], upon her trial at the Assizes for that shire, with which acquittal, it is added, "many people are displeased".

The Mayor of London has brought to the King the address of the City, and was complimented upon "his prudent carriage on that & on other occasions". A London merchant has been imprisoned for sending gunpowder to the Pirates of Sallee.


Longford to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 496

Document type: Holograph

Reminds Lord Arran of an affair of Mr Netherville. Asks him, should occasion offer in the writer's absence from Ireland, to put the Duke of Ormond in mind of the fact that the writer is the only General Oficer who is without a foot company.


Lanesborough to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 179-180

Document type: Holograph

Humbly offers his heartfelt condolence [on the death of Lord Ossory]; having the greatest reason to be a sensible partaker in the great affliction of so irreparable a loss. ... Was at Lord Longford's, and about to wait upon him on shipboard, when Mr St. Paul came in with the deplorable news. ...

... Before departing Lord Longford desired him to move the King for the grant of Lord Ossory's troop to his son [Lord James Butler] and for that of his Lieutenant-Generalship fo the army to Lord Arran.

... Notices some pending Council-business.


Charles, Earl of Middleton, to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 7/17 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 6

Document type: Copy

Reports what passed at a conference which he has had with Count Albrecht von Zinzendorf, Marshal of the Imperial Court.


Firts Memorial presented by Charles, Earl of Middleton, as Ambassador Extraordinary of King Charles II, to the Emperor Leopold, August 8/18 1680

Written from: Lintz

Date: 8/18 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 1v-2

Document type: Copy

Latin.


James, Duke of Ormond to Lord Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 387r-v

Document type: Copy

In thinking of his own age, and of his grandson's youth, he feels how alike unfit they are to contend with public & domestic difficulties; but God has shewn him the vanity and the sinfulness of his reliance upon the son he has lost. Trusts that upon hearty submission to God's blessed will, protection will be extended to those who are left behind.


Ormond to Arlington

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 9 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 66-67

Document type: Copy

In spite of the writer's effort to prepare his mind, after receiving Lord Arlington's letter of July 27, for the grief brought by that of the 31st, he found he had mistaken his strength. He wants that composure he ought to have. But God, he trusts, having let him see the vanity and sinfulness of that confidence & reliance he had placed upon Ossory [In MS.: "upon that son"], will, upon a hearty submission to His blessed will, extend His protection to those who are left behind.

His own intention is to fulfil all Ossory's desires, as far as they can be reasonably construed.

"Think but how I loved and valued him," adds the Duke; "think me grateful; and then you will make some estimate of my sense of your concernment for him."


Ormond to Duke of York

Written from: [Kilkenny?]

Date: 10 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 70

Document type: Copy

Thanks H.R.H. for condolence on the death of Ossory. Could wish both himself younger and his grandson older to shew loyalty to the Crown. The only son left to him [Arran] is dedicated, and is disposed, to it.

[Life, III, app.]


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

Date: 10 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 70

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


Lanesborough to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 10 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 490

Document type: Holograph

The Commissioners have signed the duplicates of the Revenue accounts of Lord Ranelagh, for transmission [into England], and have prepared the draught of such a letter, as seems to them fit to accompany the accounts when so transmitted, if approved by the Duke.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 10/20 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 7r-v

Document type: Copy

Reports what passed at his first audience of the Emperor and, afterwards, at an interview with Count Königsegg, Vice-Chancellor of the Empire and Minister for Foreign Affairs. To the Count's objection that he feared Holland would not now enter into alliance, the writer replied that the Treaty of 1678 was still in force.


Principal Heads of the Agreement proposed to be made between his Majesty and the Contractors ... [for a new Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland; ... and for payment of the establishements there, ... "not exceeding £288,000 per annum, in any one year"

Date: [10 August?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 292

Document type: Original


Subjoined thereto is 1:

A Memorial, on the same subject, from Sir James Shaen to the Lords of Council in England

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 294-299

Document type: Copy


Subjoined thereto is 2:

Breviate, apparently, of a proposed Bill to be introduced into Parliament. ... By the same

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 299

Document type: Endorsed: "Received from Mr Secretary Jenkins, 29 August, 1680"


Ormond to Lady Clancarty

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 547

Document type: Copy

... "We have need of all the consolations of reason and religion to support us, for though there be nothing in this life more natural, or more visible, than the frailty of it, ... yet either too much value of ourselves, or too little regard to the God of life and death, makes us bear afflctions of this kind, when they come home to ourselves, with less submission and resignation than we ought.

You have like us lost an eldest son dear to you, and valuable in the world; and we were in the same degree of relation to yours that you were to ours. The God that gave you strength and patience, and a holy acquiescence, continue his comforts to you, & confer them on us."


Ormond to Lady Clancarty

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 339

Document type: Copy; endorsed by Sir R. Southwell, who notes that he received it from Lady Fingal

"Since I may claim a part in your letter to my wife, having so great a share in the sad subject of it [the death of Lord Ossory], and since she is not in composure enough to write herself, she desires you may receive from me her & my own thanks for the consolation you intend us, & which really your pious reflections ... afford. ... We have need of all the assistances of reason and religion to support us. ...

You, like us, have lost an eldest son dear to you, and valuable in the world; and we were in the same degree of relation to yours that you were to ours. That God that gave you strength & patience and a holy acquiescence continue his comforts to you, & confer them on us."


James, Duke of Ormond to Lady Clancarty

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 11 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 384

Document type: Copy

Thanks her for words of consolation upon the death of Lord Ossory, addressed to the Duchess; who cannot as yet find composure to write with her own hand. Expresses the hope that the strength which was divinely imparted to Lady Clancarty, under like bereavement, will not be wanting to the present mourners.


Ranelagh to John Stepney

Written from: Chester

Date: 12 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 441v

Document type: Copy

Is about to proceed to Lord Comway's, on his journey towards London, where Lord Logford (of whose narratives he has much apprehension) is likely to be before him ...

Adds some details as to the suing out of processes, in the Exchequer, "at least, for three or four counties, for by them we may guess what we are to expect from the Exchequer officers. I would, to begin, offer them such counties where the charges are not many but clear; for they will certainly shew their caution at first, and if they see it is not very necessary, ... will give us afterwards less obstruction" ...


A Report, by the Commissioners of Public Accounts in Ireland, to Lord Lieutenant the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 344

Document type: Original. With four signatures.


Breviate of the provisions for settling certain estates of the Duke of Somerset

Date: [c. 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 289

Breviate of the provisions for settling certain estates of the Duke of Somerset, upon occasion of the marriage [August 13, 1676] of Thomas, Lord Bruce, afterwards Earl of Elgin & of Ailesbury, with the Lady Elizabeth Seymour, daughter of Henry, Lord Beauchamp and eventual heiress of William, Duke of Somerset.


Thynne to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 500

Document type: Holograph

Has just returned from the country. The greatest sadness that can be imagined is felt for the death of Lord Ossory ... The degree of lamentation is, the writer is confident, without example.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 502

Document type: Holograph

Lady Arran has just returned from closing her father's eyes.

The writer sends his humble duty to the Duke of Ormond, for the prosecution of whose commands he now awaits a letter from His Grace.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 13 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 498

Document type: Holograph

Lord Granard has behaved himself most worthily, and speaks plain English to the Lords of the Council, and to the King, "about our affairs in Ireland". But, unhappily, there is a Cabal here, who are resolved to cross all the good designed for Ireland. There is much talk about the Lord Lieutenant's removal [from office], but the writer finds no other ground for it than wild discourse. And no one man is fixed upon for his Grace's successor.


Lord Chief Justice Keating to Arran

Date: 14 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 183

Document type: Holograph

"This ungrateful age begins now, & not until now, to acknowledge how much it owed to Lord Ossory, who, whilst on this side Heaven, was to his country, honour abroad, & security at home; a faithful & fruitful subject to his Prince; kind to his friends obliging to his acquintance; and just to all men; of whom our distracted world was not worthy." ...

... And yet, adds the writer, "he was but one of a family. He was indeed gone a great way [towards], yet had a long journey to come up with his father, whose last two years are not to be paralleled in any story" the writer has met with ...


Lord Middleton to Henry Sydney

Written from: Lintz

Date: 14/24 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 9

Document type: Copy

Communicates the purport of a conversation with Count Königsegg about threats between England & Holland. Asks information respecting a treaty of March 1678, mentioned in the writer's "Instructions" but of which he has not the text.


Lord Middleton to Lord Sunderland

Written from: Lintz

Date: 14/24 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 10

Document type: Copy

In all the conversations the writer has held at this Court "the disorders of England" have been dwelt upon. The writer replied that the Empire, too, had its dissensions. But his chief difficulty is that the Imperial Ministers are "so prepossessed with an opinion that the Parliament of England is like a Diet of Poland," that, altho' he has fully apprised them of the truth of the matter, he fears he has not been believed.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 14/24 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 11

Document type: Copy

Expresses his fear that the passing into England of Count de Thun is delayed, in order "to gain time, till they see a session of Parliament". Should this prove to be the fact, desires special instructions, to cope with it.


Lord Chief Justice Keating to Arran

Written from: [Roscommon?]

Date: 14 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 56-58

Document type: Copy

Notices the noble and heroic qualities of Arran's deceased brother, Lord Ossory. Entreats him to strive so to supply the loss, that the world may see that Ossory was but one of a family. He was gone far, but had yet "a long journey, to come up to his father, - whose two last years are not to be paralleled in any story," known to the writer.

[Life of Ormond, II, App.]


Lord Chief Justice Keatinge to the Earl of Arran

Date: 14 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 56-58

Document type: Copy; corrected by Thomas Carte, for the press

Character of the late Earl of Ossory, and condolences upon his death ...

Expresses, in a PS., the writer's hope that the Duke of Ormond may be persuaded to entertain business, - "if but to banish pensiveness. If he shorten it not, none of his ancestors, lineal or collateral span out a longer thread than he is likely to do; and he may live to see his grandson stand firm, and in a high station.

Be sure Mr Pilkington carry not the account into England."


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16/[26] August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 17v

Document type: Copy

Informs him that the Spaniards have obtained a delay, "to bring their powers, without the title of Burgundy in the style of their King," an omission with which it is hoped they will comply.


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 278-279

Document type: Original

Reports the state of the accounts between the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, and the Treasury of that Kingdom.


Appends thereto:

A Paper, delivered to Sir John Champante, Deputy Receiver-General of Ireland, containing exceptions by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in that Kingdom, to a statement of their accounts and outstanding debt as returned by the said Sir John Champante

Date: August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 278

Document type: Copy


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 17 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 546-547

Document type: Holograph

Has this day signed the duplicate of Lord Ranelagh's [In MS.: "Ranalo's". The Archbishop uniformly writes with the name "Ranalo".] account, received from the Lord Lieutenant by an express. ... Has also taken a view of precedent books of the [Revenue] accounts, since [the beginning of] Lord Ranelagh's undertaking, and has delivered them to Mr Barry. ...

An enclosure, from Mr Recorder, will give his Grace an account of the Tangier soldiers at Cork. ...


Sir John Champante to Ormond

Written from: Treasury Office, Dublin

Date: 17 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 348

Document type: Original

Submits a corrected account of the Farm of the Revenue in Ireland, an account of a slight mistake in that formerly transmitted and also a "State of the Farm Rent", as it stood on the 31st July last.


Lord Middleton to Lord Sunderland

Written from: Lintz

Date: 17/27 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 11v

Document type: Copy

The Ministers at the Imperial Court "take their measures very much from the States of Holland, as to what regards England": - so that the irresolutions at the Hague discourage them, "no less than our divisions at home".


Arlington to Ormond

Written from: Arlington House

Date: 17 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 387v

Document type: Copy

Will, according to the Duke's desire, send the young Lord of Ossory back to Oxford. The boy goes with some repugnancy. The writer has no less to send him; knowing that the discipline of Foubert's Academy would have turned to more account with him than that of the college. The exercises have done him [already] more good.

Lord Ossory's body awaits, in a vault of Westminster Abbey, his Grace's directions for removal into Ireland.

Sends letters of condolence from the Prince of Orange, addressed to the Duke & to Lady Ossory.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 17 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 68-70

Document type: Holograph [partly in cypher]. Misbound.

Expresses the dread felt by the writer at the probably consequences of the Duke of Ormond's "taking so tenderly his irreparable loss".

There is much agreement at Court in the endeavour to remove the Duke from his office; but also much disagreement as to who shall be his successor. Lord Essex, he believes, "thinks himself cock-sure of it"; but there is also very good ground to think that the King is otherwise minded.


Vernon to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 18 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 181

Document type: Holograph

Reports an interview with the young Earl of Ossory shortly after his father's death. To-morrow, the Earl goes to Windsor. ... As soon as it is possible he ought to be sent to his grandfather. No place is safe for him but there ...


[Minutes of Proceedings] at the Committee [of the Privy-Council of England], for the affairs of Ireland, August 19, 1680

Date: 19 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 251

Document type: Official Copy


Prince of Orange to the Countess of Ossory

Date: 19 August 1680

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

Document type: Breviate; by Carte

A letter of condolence on the Earl's death; with assurance of the Prince's desire to be of service to the bereaved family.


Ormond to the King

Written from: [Kilkenny]

Date: 19 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 59

Document type: Copy

If the King's consolatory letter [upon Ossory's death] have not set the full effect it ought to have, the cause is want of capacity in the Duke; not want of compassion or of goodness in the King.

[Life; III. App.]


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

Date: 19 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 59

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


Ormond to the King

Written from: [Kilkenny?]

Date: 19 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 299v

Document type: Copy

The King's letter of August 3rd was of the greatest consolation. It was indeed the writer's fond hope that that son of his might have lived to offer some retribution to the King for the honours & benefits conferred by His Majesty on our family. May God send to the King thousands of hearts, as loyal as theirs.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 71-72

Document type: Holograph

Has preparted, by order of the Council, for submission to the Lord Lieutenant, a statement of certain matters lately under discussion, upon "the desires" of the Farmers of Customs, as expressed in the "two letters that some of them lately brought out of England" [that is, from the Commissioners of the Treasury].


George Legge to [Longford?]

Written from: Windsor

Date: 21 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 185

Document type: Holograph. Without address or endorsement.

Reports conferences with the Duke of York and with the King concerning the Earl of Arran's succeeding his late brother, the Earl of Ossory, as Lieutenant-General of the Army ... Adds that he, the writer, will omit no opportunity of serving the Duke of Ormond and Lord Arran, to the best of his judgment. ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 21/31 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 14&v

Document type: Copy

Has received the Secretary's letter of August 2. Requests to be supplied from the Office with foreign & domestic newspapers.


Francis Gwyn to Ormond

Written from: London

Date: 21 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 73

Document type: Original

Solicits the Duke to place the writer's name on the list of such Revenue Commissioners as are "to be continued in salary upon the Establishment [of Ireland]".

Adds an account of sundry transactions in England, in relation to Irish affairs.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 21 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 504

Document type: Holograph

Communicates what has passed at Court, and elsewhere, as to propositions for Lord Arran's succeeding his late brother Ossory, in some of his offices & employments. Has engaged Lord Feversham and George Legge to confer with the Duke in respect to the Lieutenant-General's place.


Earl of Feversham [Lewis de Duras, son-in-law and heir of the late Earl] to [Earl of Longford?]

Written from: Windsor

Date: 22 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 19

Document type: Holograph

Has spoken [In MS.: "spooked" and "did speake"] to the Duke of York, and the Duke to the King, respecting "what you did me the honour to write to me about Lord Arran". But the Duke could not persuade the King to do it; "he being resolved to put nobody in the place".


An Order, by the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning the interest to be allowed to the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in that kingdom, upon their advance-money

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 310

Document type: Official Copy


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond,] Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [concerning certain pending accounts of the Farm of his Majesty's Revenue in that kingdom]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 350

Document type: Copy


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 352

Document type: Copy

Communicates some particulars concerning the engagements of the Lord Lieutenant's yacht; concerning some pending Revenue questions; and also copy of an order as to the Farm-rent, in which, adds the writer, "I hope I shall be justified by my Lords of the Treasury". ...


[An Order] by the Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [concerning an allowance to the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in that kingdom, of interest upon their advance-money]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 486

Document type: Copy


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 23 August/[2 September] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 18r-v

Document type: Copy

The Ambassador's letters of July 31, and August 17, have been read before the King at the "Committee of Intelligence". The Emperor's ministers do not deal fairly, "when they judge of our affairs, by the intense malice of a famelique villain that is hired to bawl in coffee-houses or to write libels". ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [23 August]/3 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 15

Document type: Copy

Has informed Count Königsegg that it was the design of the King, his Master, "to enter into such an alliance with the Emperor as that which was concluded with the King of Spain". The Count told him that "the Empire was already attached, but the Emperor would be forced to dissemble it till his affairs were in a better condition".


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 75-76

Document type: Holograph

Has received from Mr Ellis, by the Duke's command, certain minutes, by the English Committee for Irish Affairs, upon Bills transmitted to England by like command.

Does not understand the exception, taken to the word "Imperial", as used in the Act for annexing the Phoenix Park to the Crown. The word is one that "hath been often heretofore used in Acts of Parliament, both in England and Ireland".

The exceptions to the Bill disabling Papists to sit in either House of Parliament, seem to require the adoption, in the Irish Act, of clauses contained in the English Act, - so as (1) to exclude Papists from coming into the presence of the Lord Lieutenant; and (2) to exact the taking of the oaths by all the Lord Lieutenant's servants.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 24 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 506

Document type: Holograph

The Lord Chamberlain has conferred with the King as to the vacant place of Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland. The King spoke of Lord Arran "with much kindness". ... But, under present circumstances, "intended not to establish such an officer"; adding, that "whenever he did, you should be the man".

Adds: that the proposal for a Parliament in Ireland, "goes very much up the hill. For the Triumvirate - My Lords President [Radnor], Essex, and Clarendon, cannot be reconciled to it".


The Examination of Robert Hodge of Ballyleaghey concerning some reports circulated in Ireland about the proceedings of the rebels in Scotland

Date: 25 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy


The Examination of Dermot McCluskey of Fermagh concerning some reports circulated in Ireland about the proceedings of the rebels in Scotland

Date: 25 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 189

Document type: Copy


James, Duke of Ormond, to Lady Clancarty

Written from: Carrick

Date: 25 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 384v

Document type: Copy

Expresses his feelings under a new bereavement, common to them both, in the death of their sister Lady Hamilton.

On his recent return hither (to Carrick) ever room brought to memory, the throng of relations & friends who, in other days, made it an abode of joy. Now, the earth covers many more of them, than it bears.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 27 August/6 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 20-21

Document type: Copy

"His Majesty doth not much value himself" with the Imperial Court, upon his mediatory offices at Nimeguen; although on his part they were hearty & instant, yet he could not prevail; ... "so rigid & dictator-like were the French Plenipotentiaries". He proceeds to instance in certain elucidations, offered by the Imperialists, of these clauses of the Treaty of Munster which related "to the pretentions of the Crown of France in Alsatia & in the three Bishoprics. Of this," he adds, "there is not a word in the Treaty of Nimeguen; they [the French] refusing absolutely to come to any explication in the Treaty of Munster".


Sir John Davys to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 186

Document type: Holograph

An Englishman, named Edward Taylor, whilst on his way from the north of Ireland to Dublin; received at a post-house a letter addressed in that name which, upon reading it, he found must have been intended for some other person. He was advised to bring it to the present writer, who has no doubt that it was written by Edmund Murphy.


Encloses:

[ Edmund Murphy to "Edward Taylor"]

Written from: [London]

Date: 7 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 187

Document type: Original

There is a sudden expectation of the calling of a Parliament. Soon after the writer's arrival, order was given "that Plunkett's trial should be either here or in Dublin. There was a grant of our pardon and of as many more [So in MS.] as could give evidence ... against Plunkett or his confederates". ...


Farmers of the Revenue in Ireland to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 190

Document type: Original [with five signatures]

Return thanks for the favour of the Earl's letter of 25th instant. ... For each of the writers, and for the whole of them conjointly, can assure his Lordship that they have not instructed or desired Sir James Shaen to take, directly or indirectly, any steps that might not consist with their duty to the Lord Lieutenant ... They are wholly ignorant of Shaen's proceedings, & trust that they may not, in the least degree, suffer in his Grace's good opinion on account of them.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 28 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 77-78

Document type: Holograph (partly in cypher)

Communicates, by Lord Arlington's desire, the purport of a conversation with the King on the holding of a Parliament in Ireland; - notices, also some recent proceedings in the Parliament and Council of England, in relation to measures affecting the Trade and Revenue of Ireland.


Ormond to the Archbishop of Armagh

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 80

Document type: Copy

Expects, by tomorrow's post, to hear that the Archbishop has information of certain retrenchments, designed in the Irish Establishment. His Grace will soon imagine from whose politics those retrenchments take their rise; and will not, the Duke hopes, so resent them as his, the Archbishop's enemies wish him to do.

Encloses a treatise of Sir James Shaen, upon occasion of giving the King £200,000. It is "no small instance of the pitch to which the Government is fallen"


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [28 August]/ 7 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 16

Document type: Copy

The Emperor being absent upon a progress, the writer has busied himself with putting into writing the reasons which recommend a treaty. His paper is to be taken into consideration at a Committee of Foreign Affairs.


Subjoins:

Reasons why the Emperor may be induced to enter into an Alliance with England

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 23-24

Document type: Copy


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 30 August/9 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 21r-v

Document type: Copy

After signifying the King's approval of the Envoy's proceedings at the Imperial Court, adds further explanations of the course taken by the negotiations at Nimeguen. That the English Plenipotentiaries did not break off that treaty, "we cannot," he says, "better excuse than from ... distractions at home, ... together with the separate peace that the Dutch clapped up so hastily with the French, the very last evening that they were free to do it".


[A News-Letter addressed, anonymously, to the Earl of Arran?]

Written from: [London]

Date: 31 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 192-193

Document type: Original

Purport of advices received in London from various parts of the Continent. - Proceedings connected with the alleged Popish plot. - Pretensions of Sir James Shaen, and others concerning the Farm of the Revenue of Ireland.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of August, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 268-269

Document type: Original [Delivered by the Officers of the Treasury]


The Account of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of August, 1680

Date: 31 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 272

Document type: Original [Delivered by the Farmers]

[Different from MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 268-269]


Observations upon the [proposed] Act for granting to his Majesty certain additional duties [of Excise in Ireland]

Written from: [London]

Date: 31 August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 302-309

Document type: Copy. Endorsed: "Received from Mr Secretary Jenkins. 10 September 1680".

By Sir James Shaen. [Addressed to a Committee of the Privy-Council of England.]


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [31 August]/10 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 16v

Document type: Copy

Had prepared a memorial for the Emperor, soliciting the appointment of another Envoy for England; De Thun being unable to proceed thither so quickly as was needed. But he has now learned that the Elector of Brandenburgh has given a pass for De Thun, provided that he takes his journey through Silesia, rather than by a more direct route.


Lord Middleton to Henry Sydney

Written from: Lintz

Date: [31 August]/10 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 17

Document type: Copy

Has received Mr Sydney's letter of August 19. The delay of Count de Thun's journey is ascribed to fears of the Plague.


Cypher [used in the correspondence of the Duke of Ormond] with the Earl of Longford

Date: August 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 435-436

Document type: Original. Endorsed, and dated, by Page.


Observations on the "£200,000 Bill" [concerning the Revenue of Ireland]

Date: [August? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 312

Document type: Original?

With expedients for answering the ends thereof.


Heads of an Establishment [for Ireland] to be satisfied and paid out of ... any and every his Majesty's Revenues, Rents, Debts, Arrears, Profits, & Incomes, of or from Ireland of what nature ... soever; ... not exceeding in the whole, £188,000, per annum, in any one year

Date: [August? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 326

Document type: Original


The principal Heads of the Agreement proposed to be made between his Majesty and the Contractors for, or Managers of, his Majesty's Revenue of Ireland. etc.

Date: [August? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 330-332


The principal Covenants and Agreements, on the part of the Contractors, to and with his Majesty

Date: [August? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 328-329


Bref Information dans quelles termes se trouve la pretension de S.A.S. le Prince Rupert de 100,000 Eseus ou Rixdalers, qui luy sont deus de Sa Majesté Impériale

Date: [August?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 12r-v

Document type: Copy

French.


The Queen Consort to Ormond

Date: [August] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 60

Document type: Copy

A letter of condolence on the death of Lord Ossory.

[Life of Ormond, III, App.]


Copy of the Queen Consort's letter to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [August 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 60

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


Longford to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: [August] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 79

Document type: Holograph

Mentions a conversation with Lady Arran and Mr Ferrers, in relation to the writer's house in Surrey, - at present unoccupied.

Did not at the time offer her Ladyship the use of that house, if desired, because (1) of his purpose to receive Lady Donegal there upon a visit, (2) of his wish not to offer any sort of temptation to Lady Arran to stay longer in England, than might be satisfactory to his Lordship her husband.


Archbishop of Armagh to Arran

Written from: Blessington

Date: 1 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 194

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran seems to put an overvalue upon the writer's services, by his earnest dissuasion from the giving up of the Seals. Certainly the writer will serve the Duke of Ormond as far, and as faithfully, as he is able. And he will do nothing headily, upon this occasion.


James, Duke of Ormond, to Lady Clancarty

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 128, fol(s). 384v

Document type: Copy

Believes that it will never be in his power to remember the son he has lost, but with anguish; yet hopes for forgetfulness. If memory could retain all things, no beast would be so miserable as a man. Mentions his plans as to the education of his grandson, & his purpose to send him into France.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 3/[13] September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 21v

Mentions the satisfaction with Lord Middleton expressed by the Emperor's government. Adds: "The Duke of Monmouth is expected back hither ... from the West. His reception hath not been so pompous as was expected".


Vernon to Arran

Date: 4 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 177-178

Document type: Holograph

A letter of news and of personal gossip.


Ormond to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 4 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 536

Document type: Copy

Has received their Lordship's letter of 15th July, and upon its receipt transmitted it to Dublin for consideration by the Council; - with results which will best be shewn by copies of certain correspondence thereupon. ...

Adds an account of what has been done in relation to the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in this Kingdom.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 4 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 508

Document type: Holograph

The writer has proposed to the Duke of Ormond that Colonel Vernon's affair should be referred to the two Lord Chief Justices. If Lord Arram would second that proposition, it will do now, or never. On Irish affairs, generally. The writer has also communicated fully with his Grace.


Archbishop of Armagh to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 7 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 354

Document type: Holograph

In conference with Captain Stone (one of the Farmers of the Irish Revenue), the writer was assured of "the Farmer's innocence from any hand in Sir James Shaen's objections against any of our Bills" [concerning the Revenue]. "I told him," adds the writer, "I was to seek why the Farmers of all other people should object against the Bills ... since they must needs conduce to their advantage". ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 7/17 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 18

Document type: Copy

The Emperor having returned, conferences have been held upon the affairs of England; & Count Thun's instructions are settled.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [11]/21 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 19

The Ministers at this Court are so busy in doing nothing that it is hard to have access to them; but they cannot "be justly accused of the delay" in the mission of Count de Thun, a delay "which has been occasioned by the apprehension their neighbours have of the Plague". Adds that the informations De Thun has "from Navitz may give him very ill impressions of the affairs of England".


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: London

Date: 12 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 198

Document type: Copy

Has been busied in clearing himself from a second malicious charge brought against him by Mrs Cellier, "and her sept of false witnesses"...

"We have little prospect of a Parliament sitting, but much the contrary. Yesterday, the Irish plot occasioned much heat and sharp words at the Council-Board. But I believe that the titular Primate [Plunkett] will be tried here" ...


Sir Robert Southwell to Lord Middleton

Written from: Berlin

Date: 12/22 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 30v-31

Document type: Copy

Has received Lord Middleton's letter of September 7. Was in expectation he might have "congratulated to his Lorship some better station". Has shewn to Count Lamberg a paper [Written, or purporting to have been written (as it seems by the context) from the Court of England.] (which he describes as "the Enclosed Calumny") who states that no such advices ever came to him, or were asked for.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 510

Document type: Holograph

Has to acknowledge Lord Arran's letters of 24th August, of 1st and 4th of September.

Communicates various conferences on Irish matters - chiefly personal - held with various courtiers.

Is of opinion that the endeavour of the Duke of Ormond's enemies to divert the meeting of a Parliament [in Ireland] at this conjuncture, when so many Acts were proposed for the advantage of the Protestant Religion, will tend to the Lord Lieutenant's honour; and, eventually, will so be understood.


The Elector of Brandenburgh to the King of Spain

Written from: Coloniae ad Suevum

Date: [12]/22 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 34r-v

Document type: Copy

Communicates the circumstances under which the Elector's squadron seized at Ostend in September, a Spanish ship called "The Charles II". Recites the repeated representations to the Spanish Court by envoys from the Elector, and otherwise, on the subject of the debt owing by the Crown of Spain to the Elector. Remonstrances having hitherto been fruitless, and the Elector's just claim answered only by vain words, he is compelled to take more active measures.

Latin.


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: London

Date: 14 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 200

Document type: Copy

Desires to be informed of the proceedings, in Ireland, against Sir Thomas Crosby, upon a charge of releasing a Jesuit, or priest, out of the Gaol of Tralee. ...

Adds an account of some proceedings at the Council-Board, upon a petition presented by Mr Hetherington, and also in relation to a Convocation of Romanist Clergy, at Dundalk.


A News-Letter addressed, anonymously, to the Earl of Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 202-203

Document type: Original

Proceedings in relation to the proposals for the farming of the Irish Revenue of Sir James Shaen. - Current rumours concerning "Colonel Fitzpatrick's conversion" [from Romanism] and his reported intention "to turn one of the King's evidences, and make great discoveries of the plot. - Private consults of my Lord Shaftesbury".


Lauderdale to Ormond

Written from: Ham

Date: 14 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 221, fol(s). 446

Document type: Original; subscribed & signed

Thanks the Duke for His Grace's letter of July 16, written from Dublin,of which he has endeavoured to make the best use he could, for the King's service.

The writer's acknowledgments have been delayed until now, by reason of the universal affliction sustained by the three Kingdoms, in the death of the Earl of Ossory.

Sends some papers [not now appended], connected with transactions in Scotland ...


Longford to Arran

Written from: [London]

Date: 14 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 512

Document type: Holograph

At the instance of the Duke of York, the King has granted the office of Marshal - lately held by Lord Ossory - to the Earls of Granard and Arran, jointly. Lord Granard is willing to part with his share in this grant, "at a reasonable rate".


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 14/24 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 19v

Document type: Copy

The country about Vienna being still infected with Plague the Imperial Court will remain at Lintz throughout this Winter. Adds some items of Court news.


Lord Middleton to Lord Bodmin [Robert Robertes, Viscount of Bodmin, eldest son of the Earl of Radnor. Lord Bodmin was ambassador at the Court of Denmark.]

Written from: Lintz

Date: 15/25 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 20

Document type: Copy

Communicates the progress of his mission at the Imperial Court. Will be glad to know what disposition Lord Bodmin finds in the Court of Denmark "to comply with the King our Master's desires".


A correspondent not herein named to [Arran?]

Written from: London

Date: 16 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 82-83

Document type: Original

At a meeting of the Privy Council, the consideration of the Bills sent over from Ireland was postponed. Sir James Shaen is busy with a project for raising £100,000, "without a Parliament".

Mentions various political incidents. Says that the King lately received a letter, from the Hague, in which it was stated that Colonel Fitzpatrick had become a Protestant. Believes it to be possible that Lord Arran "may suddenly hear that the Duke of York is again returned; - to be[come] a Protestant, at the last" ...


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: London

Date: 18 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 204-205

Document type: Copy

There is daily expectation of the arrival of an Ambassador from the States of Holland, and also of the return from thence of Alderman Backwell "with a loan of £100,000".

We hear, adds the writer, "that Marshal Bellefondes is coming over, from the French King, as Ambassador Extraordinary. He is the greatest & most bigoted Jesuited Papist of all the Marshals of France. ...

Adds a paragraph respecting "the correspondence of the Most Christian King with the Irish Catholics" purporting to be drawn "from a late Conference in Paris"; ... and other particulars of the alleged plots.


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

Written from: Council Chamber, Dublin

Date: 18 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 260-261

Document type: Copy [fourteen signatures]

Answer, in detail, the objections contained in a paper enclosed in the Council letter of September 1st instant to a Bill transmitted from hence," for "granting several aditional duties to his Majesty". ...


Philip Madox to William Ellis

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 514

Document type: Holograph

A complaint against Mr Strode, High Bailiff of Westminster, made by the Minister of the Savoy, has been brought before the Privy Council. It has been resolved to request the Duke of Ormond to supercede Mr Strode's appointment.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [18]/28 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 22

Document type: Copy

Thanks him for information given & precautions suggested as to the Conferences at Nimeguen, which enabled the writer to be "so lucky as not to have touched that string". Has received accounts from England that "threaten great revolutions in our Court".


Sir John Champante to the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 20 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 282

Document type: Original

The Farmers of the Revenue have failed to comply with the order of the Lord Lieutenant & Council for the payment month by month of a sum of £5,000. ...

Certain sums have been paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer - of which the details are now stated but it is humbly conceived "that no part thereof will be looked on as property applicable to te purposes intended by the said order, the said Farmers themselves having thought fit, from time to time, to send their directions for the particular application thereof". ...


A News-Letter; addressed to Lord Lanesborough

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 222, fol(s). 230

Upon report of an intention of the Earl of Dunkellin to disinherit his eldest son, for turning Protestant, a Bill is to be brought into the Parliament of Ireland, for security of the inheritances of all persons "that shall become Protestants", within that Kingdom.

Some proceedings in relation to the coming elections in the City of London are noticed.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [21 September]/1 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 30

Document type: Copy

Mentions the expected visit of the Queen of Poland to the Imperial Court, and other incidents of court & political gossip. Has heard that the Swiss threaten to recall their troops that are in the service of France; and thinks "it were advisable that endeavours should be used to improve these jealousies. An alliance with the Cantons will cost money yet it might turn to good account".


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 21 September/[1 October] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 32v

Document type: Copy

Mentions the good impressions left in England by the recent visit of the Prince Elector-Palatine. Adds that the Duke of Monmouth "was last week at a horse-race in Oxfordshire", & is about to attend another in Hants. "but the nobility and gentry do decline very much to come at him" except a few discontented men.


Gascoigne to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: 23 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 210

Document type: Original

"I send to Your Grace the copy of a letter I opened from C[olonel] M[ansel] to B[ishop of] M[eath]. ... I opened one to Colonel Laurence, but it was from his daughter, ... with nothing of news". ...


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 24 September/[4 October] 1680

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

Document type: Copy

Communicates the nomination of M. Van Leeuwen, the States General of the United Provinces, as their Envoy Extraordinary to England.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 25 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 196

Document type: Holograph

The papers enclosed herewith give the full history of Sir James Shaen's scheme. ... It is wished that the Solicitor-General, & the Lord Primate should see them all, - the paper endorsed "T.S." only excepted.


Advices, sent to my Lord Lanesborough, from Whitehall

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 211

Document type: Copy

Political and Court incidents. Purport, of foreign advices, received at Court; chiefly from Holland.


Sir John Temple to Ormond

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 168

Document type: Holograph

By the last packet, the writer received a letter from Lord Sunderland, which he now encloses, together with the King's letter for granting to his Lordship a pension of £3,000 a year, for seven years, to commence from the determination of Lord Feversham's grant of the like. ...


Minute of a letter, giving an account of matters arising out of the trial of Oliver Plunket, titular Lord Primate; and relating, more particularly, to a Convocation of Dominican Friars at Dundalk

Written from: Dublin

Date: 25 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 516

Document type: Original


Subjoins:

Warrant [of Sir Thomas Crosby, a Justice of the Peace for the County of Kerry,] to the Keeper of the Gaol of Tralee

Date: 7 January 1678

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 517

Document type: Copy

Directs him to liberate Arthur O'Keefe, a Dominican Friar, then a prisoner in the said gaol.


Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: London

Date: 26 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 213-214

Document type: Copy

"Lord Granard presently passed away, as soon as he had his 'Commission' to be Lieutenant-General, but I hear obtained no greater favour or promise. It was the last favour that D[uke of] L[auderdale] desired of the King, and [the Duke] had his successor the Earl of Moray, to assist him."

Adds, at very great length, an account of proceedings concerning the pretended Popish plot.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [27 September]/7 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 31r-v

Document type: Copy

Thinks that the question of treaty or no treaty, with the Emperor, will turn upon the course of affairs in the English Parliament. If things should unhappily go wrong, there, they - the Imperialists - "may raise difficulties to break it off, as particularly that His Majesty cannot perform the conditions; and therefore they fear a Prorogation". ...


Ormond to Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 107-109

Document type: Copy [the original is in the Library at Kilkenny Castle]

Has received Sir William's letter of 19th instant. Finds it hard to conjecture any reason, "why some, and especially one, have found it necessary to make use of such a tool as Sir James Shaen. He has no reputation to lose; yet to patronize him can be no addition to that of any man".

Adds: - "My grandson is now with me. ... Next spring, I hope to provide a fit person to trust with him abroad. If any such comes into your memory or knowledge, ... it would be the highest obligation ..., to get him for us".

[Life, III, app.]


Copy of the Duke of Ormond's letter to Sir William Temple

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 28 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 107-109

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


A petition of [the Citizens of London, assembled in] Common Hall, ... to the Lord Mayor, for removing Sir George Jeffreys, the present Recorder ...

Date: 29 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 618

Document type: Copy. Wholly in Lord Wharton's hand.


Lord Middleton to Sir R. Southwell

Written from: Lintz

Date: [29 September]/9 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 32

Document type: Copy

Communicates the sentence passed upon Count von Zinzendorf, who is degraded from all his honours and fined "almost two millions of florins" which is thought to be the full value of his visible estate.


Lord Bodmin to Lord Middleton

Written from: Copenhaguen

Date: [29 September]/9 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 42-43

Document type: Copy

Communicates the purport of a conversation which he has held with "a great Minister here", who told him "that the French are by degrees possesser themselves of the Spanish Netherlands & even of the Empire itself. As if the plague had infected their [the Imperialists'] Councils, as well as their towns, instead of marching their armies, they are only studying to write letters".


Memorial to the Elector of Brandenburgh [on the seizure by the Elector's naval squadron, near Ostend, of the Spanish ship "D. Carlos II"]

Written from: Berlin

Date: 29 September/9 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 35

Document type: Copy

By Sir Robert Southwell, British Ambassador at the Court of Berlin.

Latin


King Lewis XIV to the Electors, Princes & States of the Empire, in Diet at Ratisbon

Written from: Versailles

Date: [30 September]/10 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 47-48

Document type: Copy

The King has received a letter from the Diet, dated July 17, complaining of acts done by his officers, in taking possession of certain territories. The difficulties which have led to this remonstrance, cannot have been accurately represented to the Diet, but they have been happily terminated by the Treaty of Nimeguen & that treaty has been ratified by the States of the Empire.

Recites various passages of the treaty and of the preliminary conferences, and also provisions of previous treaties, in support of the contention that the obligations of the Crown of France have been faithfully discharged.

French.


Bishop of Meath to Ormond

Written from: Dublin

Date: September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 215

Document type: Holograph

The enclosed letter [from Colonel Mansel] the Bishop received since the Lord Lieutenant went hence. Although, in his Grace's absence, it was communicated to Mr Secretary the Bishop deems it to be his duty, as in things of greater concernment, to submit it to his Grace's own consideration, together with a copy of his own letter in answer to it ...


Bishop of Meath to Mansel

Written from: Dublin

Date: September? 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 206

Document type: Copy

Has seen the letter to ..., wherein Colonel Mansel desires an "account of something that may be advantageous to us both". ... The writer finds that there is "an estate of £800 or £1,000 a year, clearly in his Majesty, which lies all in one county, & very compact. He must be a great man that gets such a grant; & the grant must be passed there, for it will receive opposition here. If you will let me know what proportion I may expect, - and how secured, - I will give you a state of the case, and a list of the lands. I would not be seen in the thing".


Agenda-Notes, by the Duke of Ormond, concerning matters of Government and Administration in Ireland

Date: [September? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 219

Document type: Holograph


[A Schedule of certain sums of] money paid by the Farmers [of his Majesty's Revenue], in Dublin, on account of the Farm-Rent, within the months of July & August 1680

Date: [September] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 280

The total sum is £10,270: 3s. 8d.


Remarks upon a book entitled: "A Discourse touching Tangier"

Date: [September? 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 385-392

Document type: Copy

Addressed, anonymously, to a correspondent at Hamburgh.


The Queen Consort to Ormond

Date: [September] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy; in Southwell's hand

Condoles with the Duke on the death of Lord Ossory. Does not think that she can say anything to lessen his trouble; but knows that every day will, in some way, shew to herself the want of so true a friend.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 1 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 298

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Has sent a party of horse to apprehend the Earl of Tyrone, who will be committed to Dublin Castle ...


Sir Lionel Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 1/[11] October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 38v

Document type: Copy

Mentions "the caballing here", in anticipation of the meeting of Parliament: "The busy men have so many hares on foot, that they must agree together better, before they can compass their ends. One thing they will be certain to pursue with all eagerness, - that is the plot; and they will have new matter furnished out of Ireland. In all this the King will join with them ... He will deny them nothing but that they should meddle with the succession".


Sir Robert Southwell to Lord Middleton

Written from: Berlin

Date: 1/11 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 37r-v

Document type: Copy

Mentions that, by reason of the Plague, the route for post letters has been altered from Leipsic to Breslass.

The prize seized by the Elector's Squadron has been taken to Königsberg; the cargo is to sold, after three months' retention, if not-redeemed.

Adds that the Elector threatens to "search his fortune in the Spanish Indies", if Spain shall refuse to comply with his demands.


[ Gascoigne to Ormond]

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: [3 October?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 208

Document type: Original

The printed tracts referred to in the letter, of which a copy is herewith submitted, are entitled: -

(1) "A word without doors; concerning the Bill of Succession" [1680].

(2) "A word within doors; in answer to 'A Word without doors'" etc.


Transmits therewith:

Mansel to the Bishop of Meath

Written from: London

Date: 22 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 208

Document type: Copy. This & the preceeding copies are in Gascoigne's hand.

... "We understand that the King will stick close to the Duke of York ... It is said that he wants no money; and therefore the Parliament may know, at meeting, that they may sit & act; provided they meddle not with the Duke" ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 3 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 166

Document type: Holograph

Reached Dublin yesterday, having rid all the way from Grangebeg, to let people see he could sit on horseback, and ought not be put out of his place, on account of decrepitude; although, no doubt, other reasons will be found, in due time.

"Journals and ordinary things". Lord Arran need not trouble himself to send.

The Duke expresses satisfaction with Sir C. Wyckes' letter to Lord Arran, "concerning the report of his purpose to sell his place". ...


An Account of His Majesty [King Charles the Second]'s escape from Worcester; dictated, by the King himself, to Mr Pepys, ... October, 1680, at Newmarket

Date: 3 and 5 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 261, fol(s). 32-46

[With notes and additions from other sources.]


Sir Lionel Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 4/[14] October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy

"The Secretary" [In another letter, called "the little Secretary", but without clue to the person meant] has confirmed the writer's good opinion, by confessing "that it is their interest to make the best of our affairs, since they have need of us."


Sir John Champante to William Ellis

Written from: Dublin

Date: 5 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 301

Document type: Holograph

Requests that an accompanying account, concerning the Farmers of the Irish Revenue, may be submitted to the Lord Lieutenant.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 6 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 299-300

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Reports the apprehension and examination of Richard Fitzgerald, of Fernan; and measures taken for the apprehension of John Tobin and others ... Tobin's surrender, & examnation, are notified in a PS.


Enclosure 1:

Examination of John Tobin, a priest

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Enclosure 2:

Answer of the Earl of Clanricarde, to a letter directed to him from the Lords of the Council in England

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


The Elector of Brandenburgh's Answer to Sir Robert Southwell's memorial concerning the Spanish ship taken near Ostend

Written from: Postdami

Date: [6]/16 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 50v-51

Document type: Copy


An Order, by the King in Council for the suspension for one year of certain payments charged upon the Establishment of Ireland

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 284

Document type: Copy

An Order, by the King in Council for the suspension for one year of certain payments charged upon the Establishment of Ireland, and for the application of the several sums so suspected to "the repairing of forts; mounting of guns; and providing of [military] stores", in that Kingdom reported by the Lord Lieutenant to be necessary for hisMajesty's service there.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [9]/19 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 33r-v

Document type: Copy

Reports a conference with the Marquess de Los Falces, Spanish Ambassador at the Imperial Court.

Mentions the circumstances attendant on the death of Montecuculi, and other incidents of recent occurrence in Germany.


Sir Lionel Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 11/[21] October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 43r-v

Document type: Copy

Communicates some Court incidents. Regards the nomination of Van Leeuwen to be the Dutch Envoy, "as the clearest demonstration possible of the ... concern of the States for His Majesty's peace and prosperity".


Lady Arran to Lord Arran

Written from: London

Date: 12 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 518

Document type: Holograph

If the writer prolonged her stay in England, rather for pleasure than for health, Lord Arran will please to consider that she would scarcely remain so long at Epsom, where there is little pleasant save the air. But she has not forgotten her promise of returning to Ireland. The doctors are all against her journey. She purposes, however, to beat the Waterside on the 27th or 28th instant if, with any conveniency, she can.

Adds, in a postscript, that she can hardly herself understand her letter, "but it is all meant well".


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [12]/22 October 1680

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

Document type: Copy

Has received good assurance that the King of Spain has written to the Emperor, pressing him earnestly to enter into alliance with England.


Lord Middleton to Sir R. Southwell

Written from: Lintz

Date: [14]/24 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 38

Document type: Copy

Thanks the Envoy at Berlin, for State Papers communicated.

Mentions various incidents at the Imperial Court.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [16]/26 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 39

Document type: Copy

Has learned from the Spanish Ambassador that the Emperor will come to no conclusion upon the Treaty, until he shall have received an account of affairs in England from De Thun. None of the Emperor's ministers has taken notice to the writer of the plot, or of the persecution of the Papists. Should such mention occur hereafter, "I shall obey you", he adds, "in endeavouring to justify the truth of the plot, though I am sure not to be believed".


Sir Robert Southwell to Lord Middleton

Written from: Berlin

Date: 18/28 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 44-45

Document type: Copy

Mentions some particulars of the visit of the Prince of Orange to the Elector of Brandenburgh who in one of their conversations said to the Prince that "if he could once observe an union between the King and the people [of England] it would be of encouragement to him to speak plainer" [upon pending negotiations]. ... All men, he adds, are now sensible that if England continue to be embroiled, "France will reap an entire harvest".


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18/28 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 46

Document type: Copy

Is not yet "at liberty to say anything of the measures that are taking with relating to His Royal Highness [the Duke of York] against the sitting of the Parliament". A yacht has been sent for Count de Thun.


A correspondent not herein named to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 19 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 217

Document type: Original

Particulars of proposals concerning the Farm of the King's Revenue in Ireland.


Goodwin[to Thomas Wharton?]

Date: 19 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 233, fol(s). 295

Document type: Original

Communicates the division in the Privy Council, upon the Kings consulting its opinion whether or not the Duke of York ought to quit England; and also the occurrences at a subsequent meeting to which only a part of the Council was summoned, and at which it was resolved that the Duke should proceed into Scotland.


Longford to Arran

Written from: London

Date: 19 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 520

Document type: Holograph

The first news which met the writer, on his return to town from Hatchlands, was the surprising news that the Duke of York is about to embark on shipboard, for Scotland; whither the Duchess also will go, although so imperfectly recovered from her fever, that she is scarcely able to stand up.

Cannot but approve of Lord Arran's caution in not being too hasty to conclude the bargain with Lord Granard; for the clouds are gathering apace. The Duke of Ormond will soon be convinced of the necessity of Lord Arran's being here.


Ormond to [Arran]

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 22 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 254

Document type: Holograph

Particulars concerning the Bishop of Meath; Sir Richard Stephens & others. Desires his son to shew his kindness for his sister, Lady Cavendish [In MS: "Candish"].


Sir Robert Southwell to Lord Middleton

Written from: Berlin

Date: 22 October/2 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 46r-v

Document type: Copy

In the matter of the Spanish Ship, Don Carlos II, "things are growing very warm between the Elector & the States", the Dutch Envoy "having tuned his instrument a note higher than what I had orders for". Adds that he is about to depart "towards the beloved home", although his intended successor, Mr Bertie, just as was about to start, "renounced his journey, to the wonder of all".


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 October/[2 November] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 47

Document type: Copy

Communicates the arrival of Count de Thun, & his audience of the King.


Encloses:

The Emperor Leopold to King Charles II

Written from: Lintzii

Date: [6]/16 September 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 47

Document type: Copy

Accredits Franz Sigismond, Count von Thun, as his Ambassador.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Kilkenny

Date: 23 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 300-301

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

The Lords of the Council having directed the sending over of the titular Primate, Oliver Plunket, to England various papers relating to his case are now transmitted. ... their Lordship's pleasure is desired concerning the informer. ...


Enclosure 1:

Directions, concerning Oliver Plunket, given by the Duke of Ormond to Mr Phillips

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Enclosure 2:

Information against Oliver Plunket, titular Primate of Ireland

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [23 October]/2 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 40

Document type: Copy

Has assured Count Königsegg that the Elections in England "were made in an unhappy conjuncture, when the people were full of fears and jealousies by reason of the plot, ... and that it is not to be doubted but a new Parliament would bear a better disposition, ... since it appears now that there is no danger threatened at home, but a great deal from abroad".


Count von Strattmann to Count von Mansfeld

Written from: Ratisbone

Date: [25 October]/4 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 49-50

Document type: Copy

Expresses his extreme surprise that acts done by command of the King of Frnace, in direct contravention of the provisions of the Treaty of Nimeguen, & also of those of the Treaty of Munster, should now be asserted, by M. Colbert de Croissy, to have been matters discussed, & even agreed upon, in the Nimeguen Conferences themselves. A cession or renunciation so enormous cannot have been made by the Imperial Ambassadors, without orders; and it is plain that the burden of proof of such an assertion lies upon the Minister by whom it is made.

French.


Subjoins:

Extracts from the Minutes of the Conferences at Nimeguen

Date: 3 February 1679

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 50

Document type: Copy


Walsh to Ormond

Date: 26 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 1

Document type: Original [with seal of arms]

Mentions the death of a certain Mr Smith, - "who was of the Temple" - concerning whom the writer formerly addressed a letter to the Duke.

Has written to Harry Gascoigne [who succeeded Lord Lanesborough, as Secretary to the Duke of Ormond] "about one that was Bailiff at Achilophel's Elbow; ... had looked upon him as kind of honest man, but [now] finds many ill-characters of him to the contrary".


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [26 October]/5 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 40v-41

Document type: Copy

Mentions a conversation with the Chancellor of Bohemia which convinces the writer that Count de Thun had instructions "not to sign till further order". Adds particulars of some changes in the Imperial Ministry.


Count von Kinsky to Count von Mansfeld

Written from: Wilkow

Date: [28 October]/7 November 1680

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

Document type: Copy

Asserts that no claims were made by the French Plenipotentiaries at Nimeguen, or by representatives of the mediatory powers, on their behalf, to any further cession of territory in Alsace than that stipulated in the Treaty of Westphalia.

Refers, in support of this contention, to certain specific propositions of the French negociators submitted to the Conference on the 3 March, 1677, and on the 15 April, 1678; and adds an acocunt of what ensued thereupon.

French.


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of October, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 October 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 274

Document type: Original


A list of Quit-Rents [due to the Crown in Ireland], respited by the Exchequer

Written from: Dublin

Date: [October? 1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 391

Document type: Original [undated]

Given in by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue there.


Report of a speech delivered in the House of Commons, by Goodwin Wharton? upon the Exclusion Bill

Date: [October 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 396r-v


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 110-111

Document type: Copy

Desires that if Lord Longford be still in London, Arran will shew him a copy of the Duke's letter to Mr Thomas Butler of Lincoln's Inn and also of a letter to Sir L. Jenkins, relating to the office of High-Bailiff of Westminster.

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 110-111

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


Bishop of Meath to George [?] and Deborah Annesley [Daughter and son-in-law of the writer]

Written from: Dublin

Date: 2 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 229

Document type: Original

Has received their [joint] letter, ... and "Hanlon's paper" therein enclosed, which [latter] "was read in Council this day. My orders are to assure him of pardon on the terms before proposed: - his first declaring himelf & assuring the Government of his reality in first bringing in, or cutting off some of the principal Tories, - such as are proclaimed, or notoriously known, to be such". ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [2]/12 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 45v

Document type: Copy

Has been fair, on many occasions, to play the part of Deputy Dutch Envoy, the nominal Envoy, Monsieur Brunings, not having been heard of at this Court for half a year.


An Account of what money is drawn out, by the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue ... of Ireland, since the delivery of an order [by the Lord Lieutenant,] of 23 August, 1680, for allowing them to draw out interest-money

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 5 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 320

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 112-114

Document type: Copy [the original is in the Library at Kilkenny Castle]

Notices progress of the 'Narrative' in relation to the Popish plots. Desires search to be made for copy of a paper drawn up by Lord Ossory for the late Parliament.

Encloses a letter for the Queen "to let her know what kind of man my Lord Fingal is".

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 112-114

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


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 170-171

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter of October 30. The cypher, used in part of it, is the worst the Duke ever saw, either to be written, or to read.

Notices the great obscurity which hangs over the whole affair of the alleged plot, after the utmost pains spent in inquiry. The blame of not making the mysteries plain can hardly be laid on the writer, whose life is threatened, and all whose fortune depends on the subsistence of government, under the laws now in force.

Adds his opinion as to certain domestic difficulties, between Lord and Lady Fingal [A niece of the Duke].


Sir Robert Walsh to Ormond

Date: [6 November 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 338-339

Document type: Holograph

Professions of service. - Personal affairs.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [6]/16 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 47

Document type: Copy

Is sorry that, in absence of information from England, he contradicted an assertion, "by all hands here", that the Duke of York was to go to Scotland. In the present condition of affairs, the Imperialists will prefer, to their concern for religion, "anything that may conduce to their security, which depends upon our union ..."


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 7 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 301-303

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

... The Earl of Tyrone shall be sent into England, as soon as the papers commanded at the same time ... shall be copied out. ... All informations concerning the Popish plots have been constantly transmitted from time to time ... We are, adds the writer, "upon collecting and putting together a methodical deduction of all that hath come to our knowledge, and done by us, in relation to the plot" ...


Sir Robert Southwell to Lord Middleton

Written from: Hamburg

Date: 7/17 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 51v

Document type: Copy

The writer received an answer to his Memorial about the Spanish ship, just before his departure from Berlin. The Elector will accept His Majesty's mediation; and no loss shall be inflicted on British subjects. ...


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 8/18 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 51v

Document type: Copy

Nothing has yet been said in Parliament about foreign alliances. The Bill against the Duke of York passed the Commons this day, and is enclosed. Lord Middleton will perceive how hard it is to enable him to answer foreign questions about it. But the writer believes it will not pass the Lords; if it do pass, the King (the writer is verily persuaded), will not assent.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 9 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 168

Document type: Holograph

Has received Lord Arran's letter, written from Nantwich, of 29 October.

Desires him to shew the writer's letters addressed to Thomas Butler of Lincoln's Inn, and to Mr Secretary Jenkins, to Lord Longford. They contain all he can say, until he knows "to whom the Bailiff's place of Westminster is to be granted, upon a vacancy".

The Journals say that Irish witnesses [in relation to a Popish plot] are to be authorised to gather up other witnesses in Ireland, at pleasure, without giving in their names, either in England or in Ireland; the expenses to be borne here. If they take up all that are willing, upon those terms, to see London, they will need no guard; and concordatum-money will be soon exhausted.


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [forbidding the Farmers of the Revenue of Ireland from drawing certain sums "out of their advance-money", as was formerly permitted, upon conditions which the Farmers aforesaid have not observed]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 10 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 299

Document type: Copy


The purport of His Majesty's answer to a petition [from the Mayor, Aldermen, & Citizens of london, agreed upon at a Common-Hall]

Date: 12 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 617


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [13]/23 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 50v

Document type: Copy

The rebels in Hungary have made submission, upon conditions which the Emperor has accepted; but a final pacification cannot be made until the meeting of the Hungarian Diet.


Names of the Lords who voted against rejecting the Bill concerning the Duke of York

Date: 15 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 654

Document type: In Lord Wharton's hand


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 15/[25] November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 52

Document type: Copy

The Lords have been in debate about the Exclusion Bill, from about eleven o'clock until ten at night. News is now brought to the writer "that the noble Peers, like themselves, have thrown out that Bill upon the first reading. This is an act of great vigour".


The King to Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 221

Document type: Original

Order is to be forthwith given to all such Captains of Horse as are not, for the most part, with their respective troops, that in case they cannot be at their commands, their several commissions are to be disposed of to such persons, to be approved by the Lord Lieutenant, as shall constantly attend their duties. Inquiry is also to be made into the effective condition of all troops and companies, throughout the Kingdom.


The King to the Duke of Ormond

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 16 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 613

Document type: Copy

The army in Ireland must be put into efficient condition for service. To this end, such Captains of Horse as do not commonly spend most part of their time with their respective troops are to be called upon, within a time limited, to dispose of their commissions to officers capable of so attending the King's service.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 16 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 174

Document type: Holograph

The "narrative" is, in substance, brought to a conclusion. It was necessary to justify all that was affirmed, by authentic pieces adjoined. Whether, after all the pains, it may not come too late, the Duke cannot tell. It could not, however, be sooner completed.

Adds a caution, in the pending case of Samuel Rolles [Accused of "beating a maid-servant so cruelly, that she died in a short time after"], now "like to be determined by law"; against the King being surprised into the grant of a pardon.


Sir John Davies' discourse with [the Duke of Ormond], concerning Mr Robert Fitzgerald [and the Earl of Shaftesbury; in relation, chiefly, to Shaftesbury's political power and pretension]

Date: 16 and 20 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 285

Document type: In Ormond's hand

These conversations testify only to an assertion by Fizgerald that Shaftesbury's "fortune" had been foretold, as that of living to become "the second man in England"; that Shaftesbury had promised to him, Fitzgerald, "as good a fortune or estate, as that of the Earl of Kildare"; and other like boastings, "over buttered sack".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 174v

Document type: Holograph

Has received, by the hands of Sir Robert Hamilton, Lord Arran's letter of November 2nd; and those of November 6th and 9th, by the post.

Sir John Davies gives, by his own letter, an account of the preparations for his voyage. He will carry attestations of good service from the Council. ...


Sir Robert Walsh to Gascoigne

Date: 19 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 340-341

Document type: Holograph

Personal affairs; and accusations of the writer's "enemies".


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 19 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 545

Document type: Copy

An order for retrenching the salaries of three of the 'Commissioners of Inspection' is come, - very much to the disappointment of Sir Robert Hamilton, who arrived the day before with a recommendation from the King, upon reference of another pretension of Sir Robert's, very unsuitable to the thrift designed ...

The writer's purpose is for the present, to suspend four of the six Commissioners, leaving it to his Majesty to determine who shall be third standing Commissioner. ...


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 178-179

Document type: Holograph

Lord Arran's letter of November 13th has been duly received.

All that the Duke can say, at present, "in justification of the Proclamation for disarming the Protestants is contained in a paper enclosed [not now appended]; saving that it was [done] with the full advice and approbation of a numerous Council".

Gives details of the compositure of the Board of "Commissioners of Inspection", and of the respective services of the Commissioners, severally.

Adds: - "I would not imagine but that your brother's [The Earl of Ossory] body had been buried with the rites of the Church. It is fit it should be done in the manner you propose".


Ormond to Southwell

Written from: Dublin

Date: 19 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 232, fol(s). 305

Document type: Copy

Was about to say something in answer to Sir Robert's condoling letter from Berlin when the news of the death of Southwell's own nephew came; and stopped the writer's pen.

An order has come for retrenching the salaries of three of the Commissioners of Inspection; much to the disappointment of Sir Robert Hamilton, who arrived in Ireland a day before with a recommendation [to a Commissionership] from the King. At present the writer's purpose is to suspend four Commissioners, out of the six; and to leave it to the King to decide who is to be the third standing Commissioner.


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 20 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 303-304

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Further details concerning the plots or alleged plots in Ireland. Mentions, in a PS; the death of Peter Talbot, titular Archbishop of Dublin.


Enclosure 1:

Attested Copy of a letter "said to be written by Plunket, titular Primate of Ireland, under the name of Cox, to one Quin; found in Fleming the Tory's pocket, after he was killed"

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Enclosure 2:

A Deposition concerning the circumstances of the finding, and disposing of, the letter above recited

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). [not given]


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [20]/30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 51

Document type: Copy

Communicates various items of news, relating to incidents at Court and to official appointments. Desires to know His Majesty's pleasure as to his longer stay at this Court.


[An Account of] ammunition delivered out of his Majesty's Stores in Dublin to the ... officers of the militia of the said city, from the year 1676, to ... 22 November 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 2 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 628

Document type: Original


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 22 November/[2 December] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 53v

Document type: Copy

Mentions proceedings in Parliament, "but nothing comfortable in our present condition". Is not without impatience to hear something from De Thun, but "does not hear of his appearing much abroad".


List of the Lords of Parliament present at the sitting of the House, 23 November 1680

Date: 23 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 669


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: Dublin

Date: 24 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 305-306

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

"Thomas Geoghegan, otherwise caled Dalton, ... has spent all the time since his landing [in Ireland] in accruing of persons before the Mayor of Waterford, and other justices of the peace in the country, without giving me notice of his landing or of the work he was upon; and how much longer he would have proceeded in that way, and kept ... your Lordship's letter and the Order of Council, if they had not been taken from him and sent me, by the Maor of Waterford, I cannot tell. ... If what he now says be true, namely, that one or two of those that were to have killed the King be near this place, I conceive he should have given the apprehending of them the preference, before any other service."


Lady Lockhart to her father, Lord Wharton

Written from: [Edinburgh?]

Date: 24 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 159-160

Document type: Holograph

The writer pleases herself with the thought that his Lordship's little grandson grows to be very like him.

Mentions, in detail [So much in detail, that it would seem the writer had seen them.], the sufferings of some unhappy, but guilty, prisoners, under the torture of the boot; - after which they still declared [In MS: "own it"] it to be not only lawful to kill the King, but their duty to do it; because their minister and captain Mr Cargill has excommunicated him".


Ormond to Sunderland

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 25 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 146, fol(s). 309

Document type: Copy [in Letter Book]

Recommends Sir John Davys, Principal Secretary of State for Ireland, who "thinks it unfit he should lie under an aspersion [cast by some witnesses concerning Popish plots] whilst he is very well able to vindicate himself against it". ...

Sir John Davys carries with him a very full and just attestation, from the Council, as to his performance of his duty ...


Report to the House of Lords, of the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Statutes against Papists for Recusancy, and of their being put in execution against Protestant Dissenters

Date: 26 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 599

Document type: Minute


Report from Lords Committees, appointed by the House of Lords, "to consider of the Statutues against Papists for Recusancy

Date: 26 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 671


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 26 November/[6 December] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 53v

Document type: Copy

The King has been pleased to tell Lord Sunderland & the writer that he will, erelong, recall Lord Middleton from the Imperial Court.

Grounds enough have been found in Parliament to impeach Lord Chief Justice North for drawing up a Proclamation against Petitioning; and also to impeach Mr Seymour for malversation in the finances.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 26 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 180

Document type: Holograph

Two letters of Lord Arran's have come together (of November 16th and 20th); something, in a former letter, said by commission from the King [In relation to army affairs], yet needs explanation.

The Duke has heard that it has been more than once affirmed, int he English House of Commons, that in the Army of Ireland then men out of fifteen are Papists. ... "Nothing can be more impudently false, than such an assertion." ... As to accusations generallly, the Duke adds: "I think it best to leave myself to God and the King".


Ormdon to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 115-116

Document type: Copy [the original of this letter also is at Kilkenny]

Arran's letters of 16th and 20th came together. Notices various affairs of the Irish army. It is said to have been affirmed in the [English] House of Commons that ten men out of fifteen in that army are Papists. The assertion is impudently false.

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 28 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 115-116

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


[A Proclamation] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [forbidding the absence of officers of the army from their respective garrisons, without the Lord Lieutenant's license]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 29 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 415-416

Document type: In print (Dublin, B. Tooke & J Crooke, 1680)


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 29 November/[9 December] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 54

Document type: Copy

Communicates further notes of proceedings in Parliament; and mentions the presentation by a Grand Jury of Middlesex of the Duke of York as a Recusant.


William Hetherington to John Jackson

Written from: London

Date: 30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy

Communicates particularly of the trial of Lord Stafford ... against whom, he says, "the evidence proved very plain. 'Tis expected his head will be cut off next week, for the King is resolved he will spare none that was in the plot, - only those that come in to discover" ...


Subjoins:

A list of persons resident in the county of Tipperary, whose evidence is desired in relation to the alleged plot ...

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 223

Document type: Copy

The names of the persons cited are twenty two in number.


[An Order] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant ... of Ireland [concerning the interest-money of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue, in that kingdom]

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 315

Document type: Copy


An Abstract of the Accounts of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of November, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 275-276

Document type: Original


Speech in the House of Commons of Sir Francis Winnington on the conduct of certain of the judges [November? 1680]

Date: 30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 508-509

With a prefatory note on the occasion of the speech, dated "30 November".

[This speech does not appear in the "Parliamentary History".]


Notes of proceedings in Parliament, in relation to the impeachment and trial, for high-treason of William, Lord of Stafford

Date: 30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 704-705


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 30 November 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 172

Document type: Holograph

Lord Longford expresses regret at the want of a narrative [reciting all the occurrences and allegations as to the plot], apprehending that Sir Henry Ingoldsby's information "will be swallowed without examination". For the Duke's part, he sees not how Ingoldsby, - "if nobody help his invention", - can reflect upon any person here...


List of Proxies, as held in the House of Lords during the session of 1680

Date: [November?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 668


A true state of the Post Office. [By Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, Post-master-general?]

Date: [November 1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 612

Document type: Copy


An Account of Ammunition received from the Tower of London, 31 January 1678/79; and what has been thereof disposed to the militia and Protestant inhabitants of Ireland to 1 December, 1680

Date: 1 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 626

Document type: Original


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 1 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 182

Document type: Holograph [with seal of arms]

Has received Lord Arran's letter of 23rd November.

The Duke is sorry to hear that after all he has done for Buck, he should be in danger of dying in so ill a condition [as to means for his family]; but this sense of Buck's want of prudence, is not expressed, "to avoid the doing all the good to his children" that may be within the writer's power; in consideration (it is added) "of his long & faithful service to me & my family" ...


Notes of Examiniations, Speeches, and other proceedings, at the trial of William, Lord Stafford for High Treason, December 1-3, 1680

Date: 1-3 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 678-682, 684-688, 690-699, 706-708, 710-718

Document type: [Misarranged and misbound]

Apparently taken by, or for, Philip, Lord Wharton, and partly in his hand.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [4]/14 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 52

Document type: Copy

Reports a conversation on public affairs with the Duke of Neuburg.

In this Court, the writer has much ado to persuade people "that the Duke of Monmouth is not declared Prince of Wales; so apt are they to give credit to idle reports".


Deposition of Giuseppe Litta, containing a recital of conversations alleged to have been held at Rome on affairs and transactions relating to England and to Flanders, and chiefly in the year 1671

Date: 6 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 664

Document type: Copy. In Wharton's hand; with many interlineations and additions.

Sworn before Sir Patience Ward, Lord Mayor of London.

Amongst the chief interlocutors is Cardinal Lilla, stated to be a relative of the deponent.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 6 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 176

Document type: Copy

Sir John Davies carries with him all that can be furnished for vindication of the Government of Ireland; - "one of the greatest omissions whereof", adds the Duke, "was the not hanging of Kennedy".

Sends to Lord Arran the copy of a recent order, set forth by advice for a Council of War.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 6/[16] December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 54v

Document type: Copy

Mentions the proceedings preliminary to the trial of the Lord Viscount Stafford for High Treason.


Deborah Annesley to Mr Hanlon

Date: 7 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 230

Document type: Holograph

Is extremely troubled that she cannot give Mr [Redmond?] O'Hanlon any better account "of what she was assured to prosper in. My Lord Lieutenant was overruled by the Council, who would not hear of his [O'Hanlon's] coming in, but have [In MS.: "has"] put £200 [reward] on Redmond [In MS.: "Redman"], and £100 on Colin [In MS.: "Coling"] [O'Hanlon]; so that all the arguments [that] could be used by my father could do no good. The Proclamation will be out on Saturday against them. But my father is finding out a way, in England, for all those poor men, of which you shall know more from Mr Annesley. Because letters are opened, I can say no more of it". ...


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: 7 December [27 November O.S.] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 51-52

Document type: Copy

The writer is resolved to answer no more questions about Parliamentary affairs. Count de Thun, he is confident, will try to delay his mission, "that he may see the end of the affairs now in agitation".


[Henry?] Bertie to Lord Middleton

Written from: Cologne

Date: 8/[18] December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 52v-53

Document type: Copy

What the writer saw in passing through the districts of Liege and Juliers, seemed "fully to comprehend all the devastations I ever yet read of in the Turkish History". He has had audience of the Elector of Cologne, who is "not insensible of the usage he has met with from France", ... but "is overawed by the omnipotency of the French arms, and dares not awake the sleeping lion, when he lies just under his paws to be devoured".


[George?] Annesley to Mr Hanlon

Written from: Clough

Date: 9 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 231

Document type: Holograph

Affairs in relation to Hanlon's friends are "worse than was expected: ... £200 set on the head of one, & £100 as the price of the other". ...

But, if Hanlon will come to the writer, - & possibly, he adds, "it may be worth your while, - I can tell you ... where the shoe pinches". ... "The Bishop of Meath will acquaint the Council with their [the O'Hanlon's] resolution in the two points (1) Whether Redmond will discover the design of the French invasion here"; ... (2) whether "he will be at the charge of procuring & passing his own & his brother's, with Neill O'Hagan's pardon, in England?" ...


The Examination [concerning an alleged political conspiracy in Ireland, in the year 1676]; of Maurice [In MS.: "Morrish"] Fitzgerald, taken before ... three of H.M. Justices of the Peace for the County of Limerick

Date: 11 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 11

Document type: Copy


The [further] Examination of Murtagh O'Downy [concerning the alleged Popish Plot in Ireland]

Written from: [Limerick?]

Date: 11 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 243-244

Document type: Copy


Lord Bodmin to Lord Middleton

Written from: Copenhaguen

Date: [11]/21 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 54v

Document type: Copy

Sends copy of a speech addressed by the Ambassador of Denmark, at Paris, to the King of France.

There is a belief at this Court that the Emperor will attack that King in the spring, without waiting for further breaches of treaty.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [11]/21 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 53r-v

Document type: Copy

On speaking, at this Court, of the mission of Count de Thun, the writer "was not a little surprised to find that they knew the King's intentions better" than he did. He cannot safely appear in anything, till he knows His Majesty's further pleasure.


[A Warrant] by the [Duke of Ormond], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for the preparation of accounts of same due to his Majesty's Treasury in Ireland, from the Farmers of the Revenue of that kingdom, and of other Revenue accounts

Written from: Dublin Castle

Date: 13 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 266

Document type: Copy

Addressed to Sir John Champante.


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 13/[23] December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy

Has moved the King for Lord Middleton's recall, but H.M. was not pleased to think this a season to do it; "having an interest to have a minister of his own in a Court so considerable; ... especially to inform him of the representations that are made abroad of his affairs with his Parliaments".

Will not trouble Lord Middleton "with his own little story in Parliament. Truth is the daughter of Time".


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 117-118

Document type: Copy [original at Kilkenny]

Has received Arran's letter of the 30th. Nothing like any sending of Sir George Lane to a meeting of the Irish clergy, can have occured for "these thirty years". Sends copies of "Discoveries and fears" in Munster.

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 117-118

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


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 13 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 184-185

Document type: Holograph

Letters written by Arran on the 30th November and 4th December have been duly received.

What is meant by the Duke's "sending Sir G. Lane to a meeting of the Irish [Romanist] clergy, and of his sitting with them" is unintelligible. Nothing like it can have occurred, for these thirty years past. What is known to the Duke of discoveries and of fears in Munster is comprised in certain papers inclosed. He is writing at an early hour of the morning. Should the post bring further information, it will be added, before sealing the letter.

The Duke had thought the heat of alarms in Munster to be abated, since Lord Orrery's death. His sister, however, has correspondents as zealous as he was, but not so inventive. It is painful to live under apprehension. - "The best remedy is submission to God's pleasure; the owning of his justice; dependence upon his merciful providence".


Notes of Proceedings in the House of Lords, chiefly in relation to the trial of the Recusant Peers

Date: 15-18 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 510-513

Document type: Misbound


Case of Privilege [in the House of Lords, against one Howe, and others, his accomplices], for the seizing, as heriots, some horses of the Earl of Thanet's

Date: 18 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 670


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 18 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 186-187

Document type: Holograph

By Lord Arran's letter of December 11, the Duke perceives that he has seen Sir John Davys; since whose departure, important additions to the knowledge carried by him, "on paper or in memory", have been obtained by examinations in Limerick. Orders go hence, to-day, for the committal to safe custody of eight gentlemen of the county, and for taking bail for four or five more, against whom the evidence is less full.


A writer, signing with the initials "R.M.", to a correspondent unnamed

Date: 18 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 522

Document type: Original

Has received his correspondent's letters of the 6th and 8th instant, and has presented to Lord Sunderland, in the Council Chamber, the paper enclosed in one of those letters. Lord Sunderland read it immediately and said to persons near to him - "There are to be more examinations and witnesses from Ireland".

The Duke of Monmouth and other Lords have been entertained in the Tower Hamlets. A ballad sung on that occasion has, the writer is told, given great offence at Court.


Lord Middleton to Mr Secretary Jenkins

Written from: Lintz

Date: [18]/28 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 54

Document type: Copy

Reports a conversation with Count Königsegg, who told him that Count de Thun's entering upon his mission "depended wholly upon us; ... he had full powers, & orders to treat as soon as he was called upon; the first proposition having come from His Majesty they thought it fit to leave it to him to take his own time".


Notes of Debates, Orders, and other proceedings, in the House of Commons. (Addressed to Henry Gascoigne, esquire, Secretary to the Duke of Ormond)

Date: 18-21 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 514-517


Sir Leoline Jenkins to Lord Middleton

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 20/[30] December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 104, fol(s). 55

Document type: Copy

His Lordship's letter, entreating a recall, was read before the King. The writer has nothing in direction upon it, but will watch an apportunity to promote his desire.


Ormond to Arran

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 21 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 188-189

Document type: Holograph

Geoghegan, "one of the discoverers sent over" [from England] "with ample recommendation", has behaved himself with extraordinary insolence, - insolence so palpable & enormous, as no longer to be endured. The Duke believes that Owen Murphy "sent over to provide witnesses against Oliver Plunket, titular Primate, will be found faulty also".

Sends copies of informations obtained "in a search for Tories, their stolen goods, & harbourers". Lord Arran may guess who the "Lord in England" is, depended upon to get the pardon of Hanlon. It may befit to shew these papers to the King.


Notes of Proceedings in the House of Lords [chiefly relating to the pending impeachments]

Date: 21-22 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 518-519


The Examination of Maurice Enos [In the heading: "Ennis"; but signed "Enos"] of Maddenstown [concerning a case of assault and political conspiracy there] ... Taken before [the Bishop of Meath & another]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 22 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 232

Document type: Certified Copy


The Examination of James Fitzgerald of Maddenstown [concerning a case of assault and of political conspiracy there, and upon other charges against James Geoghegan]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 22 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 244

Document type: Certified Copy


The Examination of Daniel Carroll of Kildare [also upon charges adduced James Geoghegan aforesaid]

Written from: [Dublin?]

Date: 22 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 246-247

Document type: Certified Copy


The Examination of William Lowfield, one of his Majesty's Guard of Horse [at Dublin, upon charges adduced against James Geoghegan]

Date: 22 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 256-257

Document type: Certified Copy


An Account of the burning of [an effigy of] the Pope at Edinburgh [by some students of the University or College there. Addressed to Lord Wharton]

Date: 25 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 169

Document type: Original


The information of Murtagh O'Downy; taken before ... Justices of the Peace for the County of Limerick [concerning the alleged Popish plot]

Written from: [Limerick?]

Date: 27 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 240-242

Document type: Copy


The Examination of John Meyer [concerning treasonable plots in the County of Louth and elsewhere in the year 1678 and at subsequent periods]

Date: 28 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 100

Document type: Copy


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 141, fol(s). 119-121

Document type: Copy [original at Kilkenny]

"The meeting" [of Romanist Clergy] "that the Duke is charged with, and all the transactions at it, are at large set down, in a book ... by Peter Walsh. My aim," says the Duke, "was to work a division amongst the Romish Clergy. I believe I had compassed it, - to the great security of the Government & Protestants, and against the opposition of the Pope & his creatures and nuncios, if I had not been removed from the Government" [in 1668].

Walsh's book is full of a sort of learning in which the Duke is little conversant. "But the doctrine ... would cost him his life, if he could be found where the Pope has power".

[Life, III, App.]


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

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 147, p(p). 119-121

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


The true and whole circumstances of James Geoghegan's discourse to me [Gerard Nugent], as also of the particulars of his usage to [So in MS.] me, since my first meeting him till I parted [from] him

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 250-251

Document type: Copy [seven signatures]

[Taken on oath before the Lord Lieutenant & Council of Ireland.]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 29 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 256-257

Document type: Holograph

In a former letter the Duke assured Arran that Sir George Lane was never with any congregation or convocation of Popish clergy, ... since the King came in, nore (as the Duke thinks), ever in his life. The meeting the Duke is charged with, and all the transactions at it, are set down in a great book by Peter Walsh. The aim was to work a division amongst the Romish clergy. ... Walsh's book is full of a sort of learning the Duke is little conversant in, ... but the doctrine is such as would cost the author his life, if he could be found where the Pope has power. ...


The Account of the Farmers of his Majesty's Revenue in Ireland, to the last of December, 1680

Written from: [Dublin]

Date: 31 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 277

Document type: Original [Delivered by the Farmers]


Ormond to Arran

Written from: Dublin

Date: 31 December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 219, fol(s). 192

Document type: Holograph

Notices an accusation against himself. Says of an informer named Kennedy, that he is a notorious thief and liar, not to be believed on his oath, without concurrent & better evidence.

Mentions negotiations with Sir George Rawdon, and others, respecting commissions in the Irish army.


A Computation of the gross produce of the Revenue [of Ireland], and the rent paid [by the Farmers thereof], until December 1680

Date: December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 415

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


Breviate of the Bill for Comprehension

Date: December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 588

Document type: The date of this occurs in the endorsement


Breviate of the Bill for Toleration

Date: December 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 588v-589

Document type: The date of this occurs in the endorsement


Articles of High Treason, and other high crimes & misdemeanors, against the Lady Duchess of Portsmouth

Date: [December?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 72, fol(s). 520-521

Note. The charges are 22 in number and are followed by this note (in the same hand): "These Articles will be put in method, usual and proper for parliamentary proceedings".


Memoranda taken upon perusing the notes of the trial of my Lord Stafford

Date: [December?] 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 672


Petition of Colonel John Gorges to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 286

Document type: Original

Recites petitioners title to the government of the Fort of Culmore; his deprivation of that government by the Earl of Essex, late Lord Lieutenant and the appointment thereto, "during pleasure" of Colonel Cecil; and the determination of Cecil's office therein.

Prays restoration.


Subjoins thereto:

Warrant, under sign-manual, for the grant of a pardon to John Gorges, of Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, [of all pains & penalties incurred by reason of his withdrawal of himself from Ireland, without due license]

Date: April 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 286

Document type: Breviate


Another petition of Colonel John Gorges to the Duke of Ormond

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 289

Document type: Original

To like effect, but with variations in terms.


Petition of Colonel William Cecil to the Duke of Ormond, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 293

Document type: Original

Recites the circumstances under which Colonel John Gorges was deprived of the government of the Fort of Culmore, and petitioner appointed thereunto in his stead.

Prays that before a petition of the aforesaid Gorge's for restoration to that government be heard, a copy of his, Gorge's, alleged pardon from his Majesty may be furnished to petitioner.


Petition of Colonel William Cecil to the Duke of Ormond, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 293

Document type: Original

Recites the circumstances under which Colonel John Gorges was deprived of the government of the Fort of Culmore, and petitioner appointed thereunto in his stead.

Prays that before a petition of the aforesaid Gorge's for restoration to that government be heard, a copy of his, Gorge's, alleged pardon from his Majesty may be furnished to petitioner.


The Answer of Colonel John Gorges to the Petition of Colonel William Cecil

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 39, fol(s). 295

Document type: Original


An Inscription in the Church of Wesel in the Duchy of Cleves, recording the birth of Peregrine Bertie (12 October 1555) afterwards Lord Willoughby d'Eresby; and some subsequent incidents in the history of the Bertie family (1588-1680)

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 234, fol(s). 28

Copied by Major Faber (of the army of the Elector of Brandenburgh), 14 May, 1686.

Latin.


An Abstract of the Revenue Accounts of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 38, fol(s). 562

Document type: Original


Statement concerning fees, claimed by the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 683

Document type: Original

Statement concerning fees, claimed by the Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, upon payments from time to time of certain Quit-Rents, granted to James, Duke of Ormond, in consideration of a sum of £48,000, assigned by the said Duke to the King, and received by his Majesty.


A method humbly offered for preventing the abuses committed in the exportation of wool [from Ireland] without license

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 40, fol(s). 551

Document type: Without date, signature, or address


Judgment of the Sacred Congregation, 'De propaganda Fide', in the causes of the Fathers Coppinger and Harold, [concerning the subscription and promulgation of the paper known as "The Irish Remonstrance", of the year 1660]

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 242

Document type: Translation


A Presbyterian Confession of Faith; and Declaration of their principles of Church-Government

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 551-552

Document type: Without date, subscription, or endorsement

[This appears to be one of "seveal copies of a new Scottish Covenant", which the Duke of Ormond, when writing to the Duke of Lauderdale, in July, 1680, speaks of having received. See, under 1680, July 16.]


Petition of Peter Talbot [titular Archbishop of Dublin], prisoner in His Majesty's Castle at Dublin, to ... James, Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 45, fol(s). 585

Document type: Original

Recites the aggravation of petitioners illness by the circumstances of his present imprisonment.

Prays for lease to remove to some house in Dublin, either upon bail, or under guard.


A List of the Commissioners appointed to hear and determine a question of alleged marriage [October 1674), between John Emerton and Mrs Hyde

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 376

Document type: Original; endorsed by Ormond


Notes of, and upon, the evidence given at the hearing of the case above-mentioned. By the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 379

Document type: Holograph


Notes, or Breviate, of the speech of Sir Francis Winnington, of counsel for John Emerton, above-named; and of other proceedings in the cause. By the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 380

Document type: Holograph


Speech of the Duke of Ormond; giving the reasons of his judgment in the case of Emerton versus Hyde, above-mentioned

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 50, fol(s). 382-383

Document type: Holograph-Minute


Some considerations, humbly offered [ to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,] shewing the use and advantage of ... establishing, in perpetuum, ... of a new officer of and in the Exchequer of Ireland

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 53, fol(s). 358

Document type: Original

Some considerations, humbly offered [ to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland,] shewing the use and advantage of ... establishing, in perpetuum, ... of a new officer of and in the Exchequer of Ireland, by the name of 'Auditor of the Receipts and Issues, ... Register [Meanging "Registrar"], and Accountant-General, of all the King's Revenue', and things thereunto relating.


Draught of a circular letter of instructions from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to Captains of Companies in the army of that kingdom, concerning aged and infirm soldiers serving therein

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 472


A computation of the yearly pay of twenty foot-companies of the army of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 474

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the cost of clothing, for the army of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 476

Document type: Original


Estimates of the charges attending upon the recruitment of the army of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 478

Document type: Original


[A schedule of] the pay allowed to the officers and soldiers of his Majesty's Regiment of Guards in Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 480

Document type: Original


An Estimate of the present necessary [charges of the] repairs of magazines and storehouses in the kingdom [of Ireland]; together with the charge of making platforms & carriages for 310 guns

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 482

Document type: Original


A list of the officers of his Majesty's Life-Guard, [in England]

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 648

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond.


A list of the officers of his Queen's Guard; commanded by Sir Philip Howard

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 648v

Document type: Copy


[A list of] His Royal Highness [the Duke of York]'s Troop; commanded by ... Lewis [In MS.: "Louiss"], Earl of Feversham

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 649

Document type: Copy


[An Account of] the pay of the Guards of Horse, etc., [in England]

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 54, fol(s). 649v

Document type: Copy. Endorsed by Ormond.


Shaftesbury to Carlisle

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 543

Document type: Copy

Thinks it the duty of all ... "to improve any opportunity of a good correspondence or understanding between the Royal Family & the people, and not to leave it possible for the King to apprehend that we stand upon any terms that are not as good for him as necessary for us; neither can I fear", adds the writer, "the being accounted undertakers, for I hope it shall never by thought unfit for any number of Lords to give the King, when asked, their opinion". ...


An Extract of the Instructions for the Commissioners for remedy of defective titles [to lands in Ireland] ...

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 560


An Estimate of the charge for mounting a whole Culverin [In MS.: "Culvering"], upon a marching carriage completely fitted, etc.

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 59, fol(s). 589


A Memorial to the Duke of Ormond, concerning the circumstances under which a Sessions-House was established in teh town of Galway

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 252

Document type: Original


Petition of William Fanshaw, esquire, & Mary, his wife, in behalf of themselves and the orphans of William Sarsfield, esquire, deceased, to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 388

Document type: Original

In pursuance of letters of the 6th December 1674, passed by his Majesty in favour of petitioners only, Sir Theophilus Jones hath obtained the grant of a large quantity of lands, ... in order to his refusal for the estate of Lucan ...... Petitioners are unable to obtain from the said Jones any part of the lands so granted. ... They therefore humbly solicit his Grace's order for the giving up by Jones of "possession fo the remainder of the said estate of Lucan to James Bamford, petitioner's agent" ...


Subjoined 1:

An Order, by the King in Council, concerning the grant of certain lands to Sir Theophilus Jones "to complete his satisfaction for his deficiences, according to his Majesty's letter, under his royal signet ... bearing date 5 December 1674"

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 25 November 1675

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 392

Document type: Certified Copy


Subjoined 2:

An Order, by the King in Council, upon a petition of Mary Fanshaw, wife of William Fanshaw, esquire

Written from: Whitehall

Date: 18 July 1677

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 390

Document type: Certified Copy


Petition of Thady Naghten, to the Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 579

Document type: Original

Recites the proceedings, before the Commissioners of Claims, and in the Court of Chancery, respectively, between the years 1662 and 1678, upon the petitioners claim to certain lands in the County of Roscommon and their issue ... Recites also that certain evidence formerly deficient can now be supplied.

Prays the Lord Lieutenants recommendation to the Lord Chancellor for the rehearing of the cause ...


Petition of the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin, to the Duke of Ormond, their Chancellor & Prime Visitor

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 699

Document type: Original

Pray his Grace to assist them in their just rights & privileges, in resisting the readmission into the College of Mr George Finglas.


Subjoins:

Reasons humbly offered, to his Grace the Duke of Ormond, Chancellor ... of Trinity College, near Dublin, by the Provost & Senior Fellows, against the readmission of Mr George Finglas

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 60, fol(s). 699r-v


Observations on his Majesty's Revenue [in Ireland], shewing that the management of it by collection is preferable to the farming thereof

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 233

Document type: Copy


The most material objections against managing the Revenue [in Ireland] by collection proposed and answered

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 68, fol(s). 233v

Document type: Copy


A list of [the lands, tenants, terms of lease, acreage, and rental of] Your Grace [the Duke of Ormond]'s new estate amounting to the yearly rent of £2,043: 16s: 4½d

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 334-336

Document type: Copy


A particular of such lands of I [James, Duke of Ormond?] purchased of Thomas Sandford, in the counties of Kilkenny and Meath

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 78, fol(s). 339

Document type: Without date, signature, or other authentication.

The lands appear to form part of the Duke of Ormond's estate.


Queries upon Queries [concerning certain provisions of the Settlement Act of Ireland. By Sir Robert Southwell]

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 169

Document type: Holograph


The state of the case as to what lands [in the Province of Munster] R.S. [Sir Robert Southwell] got by the new settlement [of Ireland]

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 170

Document type: Holograph


Answers to the "Narrative of the Settlement and Sale of Ireland", and to the twelve "Queries" signed "G.F.D."

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 171-172

Document type: In another hand; with an endorsement by Sir R. Southwell


An Abstract of the extraordinary charge his Majesty is at, by reason of the Northern Expedition

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 393


Notes on the Pedigree of James, Duke of Ormond; deducing his descent from King Edward I

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 542


A brief transcript of his Grace the Duke of Ormond's descent, from beyond the Conquest. [By John? Butler, of Northamptonshire]

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 553-554

Document type: Original


Memorandum, by John? Butler of a conversation with Sir William Dugdale, concerning the genealogy of the Butler family

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 553v

Document type: Original


A Discourse on the claims of the Church of Rome. Addressed, anonymously, to James, first Duke of Ormond

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 583-586


Memorial to the Duke of Ormond, as High Steward of Westminster praying for the establishment of a Court of Record in that city, to hold pleas, weekly, under five pounds

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 69, fol(s). 590

Document type: Original. Endorsed: "Sir Charles Hamilton's paper".


The state of the case [of James, Duke of Ormond, under the Act of Settlement for Ireland, and under the Act Explanatory of the same. By Sir William Domvile, Attorney-General of Ireland]

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 91-93

Document type: Copy


An unsigned note upon the proceedings of certain Commissioners appointed to inquire into the circumstances of a "pretended marriage of Mr Emerton with Mrs Hyde"

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 575

By one of the Commissioners aforesaid; and probably by the Duke of Ormond.


Holograph-Minute of part of the Judgment given by the Duke of Ormond, as one of the Commissioners in the case above-named

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 70, fol(s). 576


Queries concerning oaths of allegiance, and abjuration

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 71, fol(s). 461

Document type: In print

Together with the form of a new oath; submitted to the King's most sacred Majesty and clemency, and to ... both Houses of Parliament.


Notes, by Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon, of the debates in the House of Lords, during the session of 1680, upon the Bill for the Exclusion of H.R.H. the Duke of York from the succession tot he Crown of England

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 649-651

Document type: Original


A list of such who were advanced from the degree of Gentlemen to be Peers of the Realm, by King James, King Charles I, and King Charles II

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 661

Document type: In the hand of Lord Huntingdon


The case of the King's Protestant subjects, called Quakers

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 561

[With proposals for the modification of the Test Act, and for provisos with respect to persons who desire, on grounds of conscientious scruple, to substitutie simple negation & affirmation for oaths in all cases.]


Suggested draft of an address from the House of Lords to the King on the subject of Quakers

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 559

Document type: Endorsed: "Petition of the Houses to the King on behalf of the Quakers, proposed by themselves. - 27. If presented by the Lords?"


A Protestation or Declaration to distinguish Protestant Dissenters from Popish Recusants

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 563


[Draft of a proposed] Act for distinguishing Protestant Dissenters from Popish Recusants

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 565

Document type: Draft, a Minute; with corrections in various hands


A Vindication of the people called Quakers from any design of concealing Papists in their list [relating to the county of Gloucester], delivered to the King and Council near two years since

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 570

Document type: Original


Suggested form of a test or declaration, to be subscribed by such Nonconformists as are Protestants

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 572

Document type: Original


Notes on the date and sealing of certain deeds, no otherwise specified, and on the legal syle and designation in deeds (as Papal Legate) of the Cardinal Wolsey; etc. ...

Date: c.1680?

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 77, fol(s). 15


The case of Mary Howard, relict of Henry Howard, esquire, respondent to the appeal of Sir John Edwards [in the House of Lords, in relation to lands settled in jointure, and afterwards mortgated]

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 613

Document type: In print


The case of Sir John Edwards, Knight, appellant from a decree ... in ... Chancery [in relation to the same mortgate]

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 628

Document type: In print


The case of Philip Swale, and Robert Barker, about the suits commenced against them for Tithe-Ore, at Kettlewell

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 636r-v


The case of Francis Holcroft, a [Nonconformist] minister, [in relation to his arrest in June, 1680, and subsequent prosecution under the statute known as the "Oxford Act"]

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 637

Document type: Holograph


Mr Rotherham's case at the Committee of Elections and Priviledges ...

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 596

Document type: In print

Concerning the Election of St. Edmunds-Bury [against the return of Sir Thomas Harvey, and Mr Jermyn].


The case of William Haward, esquire [appellant to the House of Lords from a decree made in Chancery], against Elizabeth Angell, Widow, William Angell, esquire [and others]

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 596


Reasons why the Earl of Kent [Anthony Grey, 9th Earl, of the line of Grey], may not bear the title of Lord Ruthin, since the title of Lord Grey [of Ruthyn] was adjudged ... to the ancestor of Henry [Yelverton] present Lord Grey

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 376


The case of William Mildmay, esquire, respondent to the petition and appeal of Thomas Ducket, esquire, appealant [in the House of Lords; in relation to the validity of an alleged deed of gift, by "Letter of Attorney", of the estates of the said Mildmay]

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 79, fol(s). 597

With some notes of proceedings thereupon, in the hand of Theophilus, Earl of Huntingdon.


Notes of a proposed petition to be made to the King, upon the precedency in Parliament of English Peers having Scottish or Irish honours, but no settled residence in Scotland or in Ireland respectively

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 688


Draft, or minute, of an Act, or proposed Act, of the Parliament of Scotland, in relation to the government and discipline of the Church

Date: Undated [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 691


A like draft, or minute, of an Act in relation to the enforcement of the laws against Recusants & Nonconformists

Date: Undated [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 692r-v


The tenour of the oath to be taken by all persons in public trust

Date: Undated [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 80, fol(s). 693


[Notes upon the history and jurisdiction of] the Court of the Marches of Wales, held before the Lord President and Council at Ludlow in Shropshire

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 616


Insinuation faite par des Deputés des Estats Généraux dans une Conference, à M. de Sydney, Envoyé Extraordinaire d'Angleterre

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 644-646

Document type: Chiefly in Lord Wharton's hand

They represent the large armaments which have been & are in preparation by foreign powers with whom the King of England has no alliance; the exhuastion of the United Provinces themselves by long-continued warfare; and contend that there is, & can be, no adequate defence for the safety of England against dangers so menacing, save in a speedy & cordial union & harmony between the King and his people.

French.


An Act for the better regulating of the trial of the Peers of England

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 662

As the same passed the Peers, at the session begun October 21, 1680.


An Act etc. [with an additional clause, not contained in MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 662]

Date: 1680

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 666


[Notes upon various precedents of] Bills passed, and judgements given [in the House of Lords], without assent of the Lords Spiritual [ranging from A.D. 1368 to 1559]

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 674-675


[Draft of a] Bill to regulate the trial of Peers; as sent to the Commons; with additions from them

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 702

Document type: In Lord Wharton's hand


A Writ out of 'the Book of Register' (sic), [shewing] that ministers [of the Church] may not have lay-employment

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 676

Document type: [Apparently copied about the year 1680]

Latin.


An Act for securing the Protestant Religion by disabling James, Duke of York, to inherit the Imperial Crown of England & Ireland, etc.

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 652

Document type: Minute? or Copy. Endorsed: "1679 or 1680".


An Act for securing the Protestant Religion

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 652

Document type: Minute? With corrections and interlineations.

[Different, in many particulars, from the Bill as it stands in MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 652].


Some additions made by the judges to the "Act for securing the Protestant Religion", which additions were not made in the House [of Lords]

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 660

Document type: In Wharton's hand


The Memorial delivered to His Majesty by the Envoy of Sweden [upon the relations between the Crowns of France and Spain, as affected by the war and by the provisions of the Treaty of Nimeguen etc.]

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 81, fol(s). 781

Document type: Copy


James, Earl of Catlehaven, to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 11-13v

Document type: Holograph-Minute, incomplete. [It seems to be doubtful whether first intended for a letter; or merely as preface to the writer's published Vindication, "Memoirs of the Earl of Castlehaven's engagement in the Wars of Ireland" (1680), in which the substance afterwards appeared.]

Defends his conduct during the Irish Rebellion from certain aspersions cast upon him by Lord Anglesey. Cites passages from a letter of the Lords Justices; and reviews various incidents of the torubles in Ireland.


A[nton?] Thyssen to Archbishop Sancroft

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 236

Document type: Holograph

A letter of solicitation for aid in distress. The writer describes his education, and his travels and labours in the East.

Latin.


The state of the Spanish Admiral [i.e. Flag-ship] wrecked in 1588; and my Lord of Argyle's proposals for the recovery of the treasure therein

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 430-431


Pleas in a cause, Eleanor, Lady Norreys, against Ralph Verney, and others, Trustees etc., in relation to certain manors and lands of inheritance in Oxforshire & elsewhere and also in relation to certain estates purchased of the Duke of York

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 289-292

Document type: Copies

Together with an order of court thereupon.


Memorial on the office and court of the Knight-Marshal. Addressed to the Duke of Ormond

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 109, fol(s). 254

Document type: Original


Some autobiographical notes, by Samuel Carte

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111, fol(s). 463-470

With an astrological calculation of his nativity.


An extensive series of "Chronological Collections", relating both to ancient and to modern history; together with miscellaneous notes and extracts on various subjects, historical, political and literary

Date: [c.1680-1710]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111, fol(s). 189-191v, 198, 218-219, 255-284, 287-300, 305-319, 349r-v, 352-359, 362-364

Compiled by Samuel Carte; apparently between the years 1680 and 1710.


Collections on mathematical subjects

Date: [c.1680-1710]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 111, fol(s). 366-374, 378-408, 410-411, 414-419, 422-425, 427-430v, 432-470, 473-479

Compiled by Samuel Carte. Including a considerable number of observations and calculations in astrology.


Notes on the Municipal Corporations of Ireland; - in relation to the 'Explanatory Act' of 1665, and to some subsequent Acts of Parliament; and to Acts of the Privy Council of Ireland, concerning them. By Sir John Temple?

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 347-349


Why, after so much pains taken, so much time spent, and all things desired consented to, by his Majesty, the Settlement of Ireland is so little advanced, and his Majesty again troubled with it; whereas all his other dominions are in full settlement, and why are not they laid aside that obstruct it?

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 423-427

Document type: [From Sir R. Southwells Collections?]. Endorsed: "My Lord of Ormond".

[By James Butler, first Duke of Ormond.]


Notes concerning the Settlement of Ireland; and, more particularly concerning the cases of Darcy, of Platen; of the Earl of Anglesey; and of John Hovenden of Tanckardstown [Tancredstown?]

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 118, fol(s). 429

Document type: Original. Endorsed by Ormond.


An Order of the House of Commons, for the production by Sir Stephen Fox, one of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, of certain books of account

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 130, fol(s). 220

Document type: Contemporary Copy

With lists of pensions, and other payments, made to Members of Parliament.


Proposals for the actual survey of all the counties in England and Wales

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 114, fol(s). 388-389

Document type: In print

By Mr [John] Adams of the Inner-Temple.


Inscriptio de Peregrino Bertie, Dni. Richardi Bertie et Catharinae Suffolciae Ducissee filio, in propylaeo templi Vesaliensis, 12 Oct. 1555 nato, qui postea titulo Baronis de Willoughby claruit, etc.

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 263

[Copied (for Lord Wharton?) in May, 1686. The inscription was placed in 1680, by order of Charles Bertie, a younger son of Montagu, Earl of Lindsey.]

Latin.


Case upon an unlicensed enclosure of a park and warren, prior to the passing of the Statute of 12 Car. I, entitled, "An Act of Oblivion" etc.

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 101

Document type: Copy

With the opinion of Henry Pollexfen thereupon.


Notes and extracts upon the law relating to the formation, in England, of a park, chase, or warren

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 117, fol(s). 102


A narrative concerning the Salt Works of North and South-Shields, Sunderland, Blyth, Hartley, Gerra, Wall's-End, and other places, within the counties of Durham and Northumberland

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 290v, 293v

Document type: Copy


An extract of [certain] ... letters concerning Cheshire salt, made of Brine-springs, ... a discourse, divided into four heads

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 294-295v

Document type: Copy


A narrative concerning a Salt-Work erected, within two miles of Portsmouth, at Portsea-Island

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 296-297


Reasons for encouraging the manufacture of ... salt, on all the coasts of England

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 297v-299


A treatise upon Vicarages; and upon the rights, duties, and stipends, of Vicars, whether special, general, temporary, or perpetual

Date: [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 127, fol(s). 157-170

Document type: Transcript from MS. Anstis marked "F. 15; O.d.7". Apparently in the hand of Samuel Carte, Jun.? With a marginal addition by Thomas Carte.

The original seems to have been drawn up soon after the passing of the Act 29 Car. II, for augmentation of poor Vicarages, with a reference to which it ends (in this copy).


Minute of a proposed Act of Parliament, for regulating the erection of new houses in the Metropolis, and for checking the growth of vagrancy

Date: Undated [c.1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 240, fol(s). 277


Walsh to the King

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 12-13

Document type: Holograph

Submits to the King an account of the anxiety the writer has been under to "know by what crime he became the object of His Majesty's disfavour, so that he might be permitted (so in MS.) to the justification of his innocence and loyalty". Mentions a conference with the Duke of Monmouth, on that subject.


To His Most Excellent Majesty, the humble petition of Sir Robert Walsh, Knight and Baronet

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 15

Document type: Apparently, original; sent to the Duke of Ormond

Represents that upon the Petitioner's attendance on the King, in his presence-chamber, he was inveighed against, to Mr Secretary Jenkins, by Titus Oates, as "a convicted papist". And prays leave to justify himself.


Walsh to Ormond

Date: Undated [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 216, fol(s). 3-4

Document type: Holograph

Gives a minute account of a political conversation with Mr Claypole ("who was married unto the Protector Cromwell's daughter"), in course of which much was said of the character of the Duke of Ormond [A picture of whom, it is stated, being in the room in which the diaogue occurred], and of that of another stateman, herein mentioned only as "Mr Faithful" [Apparently Clarendon; - some of the current slanders about the Chancellor, being here cited].


Helps to pay the arrears of the army [of Ireland; being notes by the Duke of Ormond]

Date: [1680?]

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

Document type: Holograph. Endorsed by Lane.


Notes on some details of Revenue matters in Ireland. Submitted to the Duke of Ormond by the Earl of Ranelagh

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 156

Document type: Holograph


Notes on some details of Revenue matters in Ireland; by Sir John Temple, Solicitor General of Ireland; relating more especially to the method of keeping the accounts of the Farmers of the Revenue

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 160

Document type: Holograph


Abstract of the ships for Ireland [with the monthly and yearly charge of each ship, under all the heads of expenditure respectively]

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 170

Document type: Original. Apparently, in Lord Longford's hand.


Observations upon the new contract for the Revenue of Ireland. [By the Earl of Longford?]

Date: [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 218, fol(s). 172

Document type: Original


Heads of Bill [for the imposing certain restrictions upon the prerogatives of the crown, in the event of the succession thereto of H.R.H. the Duke of York]

Date: Undated [1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 208


Notes concerning the hospital at Stoke-Pogis, founded by Edward Hastings, Baron of Loughborough, about A.D. 1560 [read 1556]

Date: [c.1680]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 228, fol(s). 218


Agenda-Notes by the Duke of Ormond, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 526

Document type: Holograph


Directions, by the Duke of Ormond, for the classification and arrangement of State Papers, correspondence, and other documents, relating to His Grace's government of Ireland

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 527

Document type: Holograph


Observations upon the £500, a month, for interest; and the £400, a month, for magaement [by Farmers of the Irish Revenue]; not to be taken out of their Farm-Rent, till they have completed the monthly payments. By the Duke of Ormond.

Date: [1680?]

Shelfmark: MS. Carte 243, fol(s). 530

Document type: Holograph


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