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Dec. 15. Wol. 597, p. 150.

As touching the victuals sent to Waterford, albeit we cannot deliver you the victualler's reckoning, yet we conceive that the first proportion sent by Bland did revictual Sir John Perrott at his departure from Waterford. Part of the second, sent by Mr. Bashe, is delivered to Captain Yorke for The Achates and her pinnace, and the rest distributed by Ormond to the army. If a third proporticn be sent, care shall be had of the employing of it. Touching the offences done to O'Relieghe, Hollingworth was not so blameworthy as you conceived. “Mr. Brabson, lieutenant to Captain Mackeworth, was even then conducting the Earl of Desmond's son from the town of Kilkenny unto the castle of Dublin, and therefore no way to be touched.” We remitted those causes to commissioners. O'Releighe has made his submission. As to the allowance to be given to Desmond's son, we have ordered that the constable of the castle of Dublin shall provide for his diet and wants, “and that his nurse shall only attend him there.” Little above 5,000l. has now arrived, and will not serve for the full pay of the soldiers, much less to give the monthly imprest for the victualling beforehand. Desmond has daily messengers with Turloughe Lenoughe. Turloughe is procuring Scots to go to Munster. Con McNeill Oge has preyed Lecaill. All the Irish save Magennis are at the devotion of Turloughe from Dundalke to Sleigo. Droghda, 15 December 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. Pp. 5.

210. The LORD JUSTICE and COUNCIL to the LORDS in


Turlough Lenought complains of the great injuries done him by the Earl of Essex, in taking away of his uriaughtes, and prays that the fort at Blackwater may be delivered to his hands. Con McNeill Oge is at Turlough's devotion, and has preyed Lecaill, 700 Scots are landed at the Banne, and young Henry O'Neil's mother is looked for with a greater company. The whole number will be distributed between the Earl of Desmond and Turloughe. The decays in the bands in Munster are not less than 300 or 400. You wish that the most of the forces should be bent towards Munster; but when these cashings are past and the forts in Leaxe and Offallie guarded, there will be few footmen or none to defend the northern borders. Droughda, 15 December 1579. Signed.

II. “A note how the numbers are employed.” Postscript.—We pray you to signify what shall be done

with The Achates.

Contemp. copy. I’p. 3.

* Sir Peter Carewe is mentioned as captain of 100 men at Imokilly.

1579. Dec. 15. 211. PELHAM to the COUNCIL in ENGLAND. Vol. 597, p. 151a. I have by Mr. Fenton received your letter in favour of

Mr. Garvie, confirming a former order directed to Sir William
Drurie for admitting him to be a Master of the Chancery,
which is performed accordingly; and another concerning the
difference between Sir Owen O'Sulivan and Sir Humfrey
Gilbert, which grew by a small spoil committed by Gilbert
upon a Portingall, “whom he suspected to bring over some of
James FitzMorris' train, and then being in the haven, near
Sir Owen's house, to whom O'Sulivan had given protection, and
received (as he saith) faithful promise of Sir Humfrey not to
meddle with him.” He has been much suspected to be a
dealer in the foreign practice, and never came to Sir William
Drurie or me, albeit his father-in-law, the Lord Barrie, has
much urged his coming. But as he has promised to do good
service, I will expect the success thereof.
By the submission of O’Reighlie you may see what quiet
course has been made with him. Tourloghe Lenought soli-
cited O'Relieghe to fall from his duty. I imputed this con-
formity of O’Reighlie to Mr. Norris's band of horsemen upon
the skirts of his country, which band is also a great occasion
of the good conformity of the Brenny, McMahoune, and the
Baron of Dungannon. This last came to Melifont, and there
declared to me that 16 galleys of Scots were landed at the
Banne, “with whom Turloughe was in parley suborning more
numbers to come, as well for his own intended action, as for
supplying of the Earl of Desmond.” He made offer to fall
from Turloughe, and serve against him. He desired me to
apprehend himself, and then, before his enlargement, to article
with him to put away Turloughe's daughter and receive again
O'Donnell's, whom he left by compulsion of Turloughe.
Because every moonlight Turlough makes his continual
gatherings, a general hosting has been proclaimed against
10 January.
Droghda, 15 December 1579. Signed.
Contemp. copy. Pp. 4.


Received 15 December 1579, and that day sent to the

Iords in England.

Thanks for your letters. I protest against the unjust sentence of the Earl [of Essex], and pray you write in my favour to her Majesty, that I may obtain the whole of my nation and all my uraghs, in consideration whereof I will pay an annual pension to her Highness. According to your request, I will send the young Dean to you, secretly, if you grant these my petitions.

Strothbane, 14 December 1579.

Signed : Terentsius] O'Neill.

Contemp. copy, Latin. P. #.

1579. Dec. 15. 213. PELHAM to the LORD TREASURER (BURLEIGH). Vol. 597, p. 154. I am sorry to understand that you have been troubled with

“I have of late received letters from her Majesty which do

deliver me great appearance of her Highness's disfavour, which

albeit I have excused in plain and true terms and matter,” I

entreat you to be my mean to her Majesty, that I may not be

a noted man to the world to stand in her Highness's disgrace.
Droghda, 15 December 1579. Signed.
Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Dec. 15. 214. PELHAM to the EARL OF SUSSEX.

Vol. 597, p. 155. I thank you for your favorable letter. Her Majesty takes offence at the proclamation against Desmonde. “I could better have liked that her Majesty should have converted her forces to the North, or to the reducing of Leixe and Offallie to the perfection wherein your Lo. left it, than to have made war upon any of the English nation. Nevertheless, the Earl had so far waded in the foreign practice of James FitzMorris and Doctor Sanders, as he thought it impossible to be reconciled to her Majesty's favours. Some report is come unto me that either he is dead or benumbed of his limbs by an extreme palsy, taken after the spoil of Youghall, which was betrayed by the townsmen unto him.” Droghda, 15 December 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. 14.

Dec. 15. 215. PELHAM to the EARL OF WARWICK.

Vol. 597, p. 155a. I have received your letter of thanks for some of your followers, for whom I have rather to thank you. I must complain of the interpretation made of the proclaiming of Desmond. I pray you to support me with your favour. Droghda, 15 December 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. 14.

Dec. 15. 216. PELHAM to the EARL of LeicestER.

Vol. 597, p. 156a. Mr. Fenton has declared to me how favorably you used him in such causes as he solicited at my request. I desire you to procure me a speedy dispatch from this place. Droghda, 15 December 1579. Sigmed. Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Dec. 15. 217. PELHAM to WALSINGHAM.

Vol. 597, p. 157. I wish you both health and quietness. The cashings now
ordered, with the discharge of the pensioners, will ease her
Majesty of the pay of 400 footmen.
Droghda, 15 December 1579. Signed.
Contemp. copy. P. f.

1579. Dec. 18. 218. The LORD JUSTICE and CouncIL to TURLOUGH LE

Vol. 597, p. 157. NOUGH.

You seem to mislike of the Earl of Essex for the uriaughtes, and of injuries done by the constable of the castle at Blackwater. I do not mistrust but you shall receive a gracious answer from her Majesty. If you offered pledges, I might be easily led to be a petitioner to her Majesty for obtaining all reasonable suits. Send the young Dean instructed with your causes of mislike of the captain.

The Nurie, 18 December 1579. Signed.

Contemp. copy. P. l.

Dec. 25. 219. The Lond JUSTICE and COUNCIL to the EARL OF Vol. 597, p. 158. ORMOND.

By your letters we perceive the good success of your service. Paquetts are arrived from her Majesty. We pray you to repair hither with all expedition. We have also written to the Baron of Upper Ossory to repair presently hither. Captain Yorke is appointed to carry a proportion of munition in his ship to Limerick. Dublin, 25 December 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. 14.


Vol. 597, p. 158a. To convoy munition to Limerick. “I have sent you an alphabet to write unto me hereafter in secret sort, for fear of interruption.” Dublin, 25 December 1579. Signed. Here follows the cipher above mentioned. Contemp. copy. P. §.

Dec. 25. 22I. To JAQUES WINGFIELD, Master of the Ordnance.

Vol. 597, p. 159. Warrant to deliver certain munition to Captain Yorke.
Drogheda, 25 December 1579.
Signed by the Lord Justice.

II. A list of the munitions to be conveyed by Captain
Yorke to Limerick.
Contemp. copy. P. 14.

Dec. 25. 222. The LORD JUSTICE and COUNCIL to sundry COUNSELLORS Vol. 597, p. 160. - and NOBLEMEN.

To repair to the consultation at Dublin on 1 January.
Dublin, 25 December 1579. Signed.
Contemp. copy. P. A. -

1579. Dec. 26. 223. The Lord JUSTICE and Council, to the MAYORS and

Vol. 597, p. 160. CoRPORATIONs of WATERFORD and LIMERICK.

We charge you, upon your allegiance, to intend your watch and ward by night and day, which we hear you have neglected.

Dublin, 26 December 1579. Sigmed.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Dec. 26. 224. PELHAM to the Lord TREASURER (BURLEIGH).

Vol. 597, p. 160a. Sent by Mr. Cotton. Thanks for the advice in your letters of the 8th. News is come of the death of that most worthy young gentleman, Mr. William Norris, who accompanied me to the Nurie. I am utterly unable to bear her Majesty's indignation, and have stood condemned in the common opinion. All my friends cannot keep me from displeasure. There are no more footmen than of necessity must be employed. The pensioners are discharged. Touching the fault reputed to me, for proclaiming of Desmond and the sacking of Youghall, I beseech you to acquaint yourself with my letters to her Majesty. The fault in the victualling cannot be excused, but I know neither Thickepenny nor Brinckelowe. There is one Crooke, of Hampton, that useth much the trade of Limerick and Galway. He and other merchants might be dealt with to deliver us victuals at Limerick. “The choice of the surveyor of the victuals here is a matter of great moment, for few have been practisers here that are not either too cunning or too poor, or rather bankrupt." Mr. Waterhowse was named to that office, but is desirous to deal only with the casualties; besides, the office is more fit for an inferior man. He is a great stay to me in all weighty matters. I know he much depends on you. I have to thank you for the good advice to make good choice of such as should aid me with their counsel. I think myself much beholden to all the councillors here for their concurrencies and outward shews of friendship, a thing much noted because of factions in former times. In most matters I use the advice of the Lord Keeper and the Treasurer. Dublin, 26 December 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. Pp. 4}.

Dec. 26, 225. PELHAM to the EARL OF SUSSEx.

Vol. 597, p. 163. Sent by Mr. Cotton. Great misliking is conceived of me. I hope my answers are sufficient and will be so accepted. I mistrust not but that you will accompt Ormond a competent general against the

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