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Sept. 15. Vol. 632, p. 72.

of Limerick by the Provost Marshal; the county of Kerry by the sheriff and FitzMorris, and others, whose pledges I have ; the county of Desmond by the Earl of Clancarre, Sir Owen O'Swillvean, O'Swilvian Moore, and [the] sheriff; Tipperary by the Earl's officers; and the whole province generally under the Justices and certain other Commissioners.

“Before my coming from thence I took pledges of Feagh McHue, who came to me, and delivered me his uncle and his son for pledges. The O'Bernes submitted, and delivered their pledges to Sir Henry Harrington. The O'Connors (both brothers) submitted themselves, and put away their idle men, reducing themselves to a very small number. The O’Mores, after the death of their principal, James Moore alias Meagh, are divided into two or three septs, and pledges taken of them. The Cavenaghes, having not at my coming away delivered their pledges, were referred to Sir Nicholas White and certain Commissioners to receive them ; whom also [I] associated with Sir Henry Wallopp for the survey and view of the forts of Marribarough and Phillipston. Finally, I divided the lieutenancy of the forts Phillipston and King's County to Sir George Bourcher, and Maribourgh and the Queen's County to Warham Sentleger. The O'Releies, as well Sir John as Edmond and Philip, repaired unto me to Dublin, and submitted themselves to mine order concerning their controversies.”

Signed : Jo. Perrott, Jo. Norris, Lucas Dillon, Ed. Waterhouse, Geoff. Fenton.

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Being on the sea coasts at Colrane, I received your letters of I was comforted to see “my poor credit in making such a provision of men, money, munition, and victuals to encounter the Scots’ late attempt in these parts.” The greatest part of the danger is past. The Scots, hearing of my preparation to set forwards against them the 15th of the last month, “and of my determination both to stop up them and their galleys in Loughfoyle with certain shipping,” and understanding how well affected all the subjects of Leinster, Munster, and Connaught were, fled for the most part over into Scotland, before I could come into Nurye. I impute their escape to some negligence in the shipping. Howsoever Mr. Davison was abused by his intelligence, they were in number little fewer than I wrote.

“Tyrlagh O'Neile, having neither protection nor pardon, met me half a mile out of the , and there I received his only son in pledge. He yielded himself in all things as dutiful and conformable as I required him. And now, the better subject he becometh, the weaker he waxeth, and the less regarded of his followers; so as I am driven to assist him against them.”

Sept. 17. Vol. 632, p. 73a.

Sir Hugh Magnisse, McMahon, O’Hanlan, Tyrlagh Brasilagh, and the captains of the Fues, Ferny, Cartie, Kilwarlin, Kilultagh, and all those of Clandeboy's side came to me at the Nurie without protection. As Surleboy had entertained a number of Scots, joined to him O'Chain" and Brian Caragh, and gotten by the sword the Rowte, part of the Glinnes, and McGwillin's and others’ lands, I entered into action against him on both sides of the Ban, accompanied with the Earls of Ormond and Thomond, the Baron of Dungannon, and others. O'Chain is come in, and Brian Carahes maketh means to be received to mercy. Because Sorley shuns my side of the Ban (Clandeboy), I have sent over to the Lord President of Munster (Norris), on the Tirone side, some of my horsemen, footmen, and kerne. I am encamped before Dunluse, the strongest piece of this realm. It has a strong ward. The captain, a natural Scot, has refused to yield, saying they keep it for the King of Scots. I have planted a battery of a culverin and two sacres before it. I have gone through all the five provinces within a quarter of a year, avoiding all needless charges, as is there expected. “I have thought of some means to raise such a profit as I hope shall not only quit the cost, but also banish the Scots.” On my return to Dublin I will write more certainly ; praying you that 500 footmen, with money, victuals, and munition, may be presently sent over “to answer my device.” Camp at Dunluse, 15 September 1584. Signed. Copy. Pp. 3.


The ward of this castle of Dunluse, being 40 men, most part Scots, have surrendered. My Lord President (Norris) has lighted upon Surley's people and creaghs, killed certain of them, and taken a great prey. I have taken Dunferte, the ward being fled; likewise another pile by Portrushe. The Raughlin is now all the refuge left him ; it has been the Scots' accustomed landing-place. Having shipping at hand, I have appointed 200 or 300 footmen to go thither tomorrow for the taking thereof. O'Donell and Sir Owen O'Toyle are come to me. I will take order between O'Nele and him (sic.) William Nugent lurketh under Magweire and O'Rwirke. He assures the Irish that the Spanish and Scottish Kings will confirm anything that he shall conclude with them. He has shaven his head and otherwise disguised himself like a friar, but he has laboured in vain. The whole realm is quiet. I hope to obtain his head. You may expect unprecedented success. Camp at Dunluse, 17 September 1584. Signed. Copy. Pp. 2.

* “O'Caghan" in the margin.

1584. Sept. 18. 531. DONNELL GORME McDon NELL. Vol. 611, p. 225. Articles of agreement between Sir John Perrott, Lord

Deputy, and the Council (viz., Thomas Earl of Ormond and Ossory, Lord Treasurer of Ireland; John Norris, Lord President of Munster; Sir Lucas Dillon, Chief Baron of the Exchequer; Sir Edward Waterhouse and Geoffrey Fenton, Principal Secretary), of the one part, and Donnell Gorme McDonell of the Glynnes in Ulster of the other part.

Dated at the camp near Donluce in Ulster, 18 September, 26 Eliz. Humble suit has been made to us, the Lord Deputy and Council, as well by the Lady Agnes Cambell, wife to Turlogh Lennoghe O'Nele, mother to the above-named Donnell Gorme, as also by the said Donnell himself, that in respect of his humble submission to her Majesty we would grant him her pardon, “and a patent to enable him a free denizen in this her realm,” and so much of the Glynns in Ulster as were the lands of Myssett, otherwise Bissett, for such yearly rents and services as we think requisite. Considering the letters from her Majesty of 14 March 1583, declaring her favour towards the said Lady, we grant the aforesaid petitions. The castle of Olderflete shall be at her Majesty's disposition. The said Donnell or his heirs shall not serve any foreign prince or potentate. He shall keep no Scots but such as be native of Ireland, and shall book all men in his country, and deliver the book to the Knight Marshal (Sir Nicholas Bagnall) or to Sir Henry Bagnall, his son. He shall serve her Majesty with a rising out of 80 footmen at his own charges. He shall not unlawfully intermeddle with any borderers of Ulster. To pay a yearly rent of 60 beeves, to be delivered at the Newry. To serve against Sauerlie Bwoye and any other foreign Scot. Not to convey any part of the Glynnes. “He shall preserve to the Governor of the realm for the time being all the hawks which shall be bred in the Glynnes aforesaid, or in any part thereof, of what nature soever they be, and the same yearly to be sent in safety to the said Governor.” He shall not draw to him any of the followers of Clandeboy, the Rowte or the Ardes. To the one part of these articles indented remaining with the said Donnell the Lord Deputy and Council have set their hands and seals, and to the other part remaining with the Lord Deputy and Council the said Donnell hath likewise put his hand and seal.--Donell Gorme McConell. “Copia vera concordans cum originali. Ex’ per Nath Dillon.”

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Indenture between Tyrloghe Lyneaghe O'Neale and Hugh O'Donnell, before Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy, and the Privy Council, 20 September, 26 Eliz., 1584.

Tyrloghe O'Neale and Hugh O'Donnell and their followers to keep the Queen's peace and live in mutual amity. To withstand any foreign invasion of French, Spanish, or Scottish, and assist her Majesty's garrisons. Neither of them to harbour each other's malefactors, or to revenge his wrongs by force, but seek for remedy from the Lord Deputy. If any stealth be taken out of either of their countries, the parties damnified shall freely follow the same into each other's country. “And wheresoever the track is left, the party upon whose lands the same is left shall either produce the thieves that they may be punished, or pay the value of the goods and cattle stolen.” Murderers and felons flying for refuge into their countries are to be apprehended. Neither of them shall aid any proclaimed traitors or rebels, but endeavour to apprehend them and send them to her Majesty's Marshal.

“These indentures were tripartite. Two of them were subscribed by O'Neale and O’Donnell, whereunto they put their seals. The third was signed and sealed by Sir John Perrot, Knight, Lord Deputy; the Earl of Ormond and Ossorie; Sir Lucas Dillon, Knight, Chief Baron of the Exchequer; Sir Edward Waterhouse, Knight; Geoffrey Fenton, her Majesty's Principal Secretary.”

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“Articles indented and agreed upon between Sir John
Perrot, Knight, Lord Deputy of Ireland, and the
Council of the one party, and the Lords of Ulster on
the other party.”

18 Sept. 1584, 26 Eliz. – Tyrloughe Lyneaghe O'Neall shall stand to an agreement formerly made between him and Sir Henry Sidney, then Lord Deputy of Ireland, concerning the limits and bounds of his country. O'Neale especially covenanted to withstand the incursion of the Scots, and to maintain 300 English footmen at 20s. each the quarter, either in money or in cattle. To give to every soldier one “medder” of butter for every five days, or to answer ready money for the same, and two “medders” of oaten meal for every five days. To give to every captain of 100 eight allowances, every lieutenant four allowances, and every ensign, serjeant, drummer, and surgeon two allowances. To give to every band of 100 footmen 50 fat beeves yearly. To send to her Majesty yearly one good chief horse and one cast of hawks.

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20 Sept. 1584.—O'Donnell covenanted to find and maintain in Tyrconnell 200 footmen, with the same wages and allowances as O'Neale. 20 Sept. 1584.—Theobald McGuilly, the chief of his name, covenanted to maintain 100 footmen in garrison at Colrane, and 25 horsemen, with the allowances aforementioned. Every horseman for his victual to have the same allowances as the footmen had, and for their horses he was to provide them oats sufficient. 6 October 1584. —Con McNeale Oge covenanted that upon the Upper Clanhughboy he would maintain the number of 80 horsemen. Shane McBrien McPhelim covenanted to maintain in his part of the Lower Clanhuboy 60 footmen. Hugh Oge McHugh McPhelim upon his part of the Lower Clanhuboy covenanted to maintain 60 footmen. 7 October 1584.—Cormucke McNeale McBrien, Captain of Kilultaghe, covenanted to maintain 13 footmen. Ever McRoory McBrien, Captain of Kilwarlin, 10 footmen. Ogbye McCartan, chief of his name, 10 footmen. Sir Hugh McGennis, upon his country called Ivaghe, 40 footmen. All these indentures were signed and sealed as well by these above-named lords and gent’ of Ulster, as by Sir John Perrot, Lord Deputy, Thomas Earl of Ormond and Ossory, Sir Lucas Dillon, Geoffrey Fenton, and Sir Henry Bagenall.

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The Lord President (Norris), the Baron of Dungannon Mr. Thomas Norris, and Edward Barkley did good service against Sorley Boy, the Scots, and the Irish in Glancomkine After this small blow on that side the Ban, and the taking of his forts and followers on this side, his forces were scattered, and he “doth keep his fastness.” Where before he was lord over 50,000 cows, and ruled over that end of the realm by the aid of the Scots, his countrymen, he has now scarce 1,500 cows to give him milk. Should he get no favour at my hands, it is said, he means to go to Scotland, if he can. I have placed garrisons at Colrane and Knockfergus, almost all of the old pay. The natural subjects of that province, desiring to be freed from the Scots, came to me without protection or pardon. I dismissed them to meet me at the Nurie. O’Donell and Sir Owen O'Toole came to the camp at Dunluse, and there having Turlough] O'Neale with me, I ordered the controversies between them. I won them to a conditional composition to find her Majesty's garrison in bread and drink. A like composition I made there with Magwillie. I could not go over to the Rawlins “to dispose Sorleboy and the Scots of that refuge also,” because the waters might have risen and stopped my return for want of bridges, and

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