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we had great want of victuals; but I trust ere it be long it will be taken.
Donell Gorme, the Lady Cambell O'Nell's wife's son, made his submission and renounced the obedience of the King of Scots. Having established the garrison at Colrane under Captain Carelile, and that at Knockfergus under Sir Henry Bagnall, whom I made Colonel of the forces there, I took the way through the woods of Kilultaghe and Kilwarlen, and so returned to the Nury the 28th of September. Thither T. O'Nele brought me Harrie O'Neale, Shane's son, who escaped from Sir Henry Sidney. All the rest of Ulster came to me, swore fealty to her Majesty, delivered pledges, and made composition for finding 1,100 of our soldiers. The Baron of Dungannon maketh his whole dependence of the State. I mean shortly to send him over thither (to England). There were some heart-burnings and questions for governments amongst them, especially between T. O'Nele, the Baron, and the Marshal (Bagnall). I divided the greater governments into smaller. Con McNeale Oge aspired to the whole government of Clandhuboy by the old custom of tanist. I concluded that he should have the Upper Clandhuboy, and Shane McBryan and Hugh Oge the Nether. I have divided all Ulster, except O’Donell's country, into three lieutenancies, to extinguish O’Neile's claim to the uriaghes. One is assigned to T. Lenagh, and the residue is divided between the Baron and the Marshal. Instead of 500 men, I pray you send over 600, to be levied 25 in a shire in the hardiest countries of England and Wales, and to be sorted in weapons like other bands; except 150, to be good bowmen. They will be employed in this garrison of 1,100, at small charge, to defend Ulster from the Scots of the Out Isles. The people desire to have their countries divided into shire grounds. The Queen's charges have been 30,000l. or 40,000l. a year. If she let me have 50,000l. yearly for three years, besides the revenue, I trust afterwards (expecting only that there be no descent of Spaniards,) to leave her a trained garrison of 2,000 footmen and 400 horsemen, “and both they and the whole government to be discharged with a small charge out of England;” and besides to leave her seven towns walled, seven bridges, and seven castles (named). Shane O'Neale's sons, that came lately out with the Scots, make suit to be received to grace. They have lately taken one Lamberte, a gentleman. I have left order with Mr. Marshal and the Dean of Armagh how they shall be dealt withal.
Castle of Dublin, – October 1584. Signed.
1584. Nov. 4. Vol. 627, p. 93.
Nov. 4. Vol. 627, p. 116.
Nov. 4. Vol. 627, p. 126.
535. GERALD FITZGERALD, late EARL OF DESMOND.
Presentment of a Grand Jury " at Cork, 4 November 1584.—Fulk Mounstowe,f John Chappell, Thomas Flemynge, Henry Robarts, Robert Copinger, Edmond Wall, Donogho McTeig McCormock, Teig McOwen McEdiggany, Fynnyn McCarty (withdrawn), James Lumbard, James Water, John Ronaine, James Kearnesy], John Goghe, Jasper Collins.
We find that on 2 November, 21 Eliz. (1579), and before and after, Gerald late Earl of Desmond entered into rebellion against her Majesty, and was attainted on 25 September, 24 Eliz. (1582); and that he was seized, as of fee tail, of the lands following within Cork and other counties.
Here follows a list of Desmond's lands in the cantred of Kerrycorryhy and Barry Oge's country, showing the numbers of acres and plowlands, &c.f
Signed by the Grand Jury, 4 November 1584.
REBELS’ LANDS in co. Cork.
“The names of them that were attainted and executed within the county of Cork for treason and rebellion in these late wars of th' Earl of Desmond, James FitzMorrys, and other their coherents, with their additions, and the names of the castles, lands, towns, and other hereditaments they were seized of,” which ought to escheat to her Majesty.
Signed by Fulk Mownstowe and the rest of the jury.
REBELs' LANDS in co. CoRK. “The names of them that were slain in this last rebellion of th' Earl of Desmond, Sir John of Desmond, James FitzMorris, and other their coherents,” and of their lands. 20 mames. An account is given of the lands of Sir John of Desmond. James FitzMorris of Desmond had an interest in Kerrywhirry, but the Earl of Desmond took it from him and enjoyed it, and therefore he rebelled.
Signed by Mownstowe and the rest of the jury.
* This jury was called “the Country Jury.” The other jury, whose presentments are all dated 7 November, was called “the Town Jury.”
f Or Mounslowe?
f Cf. No. 282 in the preceding Volume.
1584. Nov. 4. 538. REBELS LANDS. Vol. 627, p. 134. Com. Cork, 4 Nov. 1584.
I. Names of those who were concerned in the last rebellion, besides those that were attainted and slain, and of their
Signed by Mownstowe and the rest of the jury.
This document is similar to that on p. 1, dated 7 November 1584; q. v.
Nov. 4. 539. RELIGIOUS Houses. Vol. 627, p. 163. Account of religious houses and lands, woods, quarries, patronages of churches, eyries of hawks, and mines, in co. Cork, which ought to be the Queen's. Signed by Mownstowe and the rest of the jury. Dated by Carew in the margin, “4 Nov. 1584.” Similar to the document on p. 51, dated 7 November; q.v.
Vol. 627, p. 173. Com. Cork, 4 Nov. 1584.—Verdict of the Grand Jury at
Nov. 4. 541. TENANTs in CAPITE. Vol. 627, p. 181. I. Names of tenants in capite, &c. II. Names of such as have made alienations, &c. Dated 4 November 1584. Signed by the Country Jury. Similar to the documents on pp. 69 and 75a, dated 7 November; g. v.
[Nov. 4.] 542. Evil-DIsPosFD PERSONs.
II. Inquiries respecting the Queen's interest in the town of Maghane, and respecting the death of James Barrett. (See 7 Nov.)
Signed by the Country Jury
1584. Nov. 4. 543. The CountRY JURY. Vol. 627, p. 198. “Com. Cork, 4 Nov. 1584.—Remembrances to be informed
in the Presentment of the Country Jury, and other things to
[Nov. 4.] 544. DESMOND's LANDS.
Vol. 627, p. 200. Names of the manors and lands which were entailed by
Nov. 4. 545. RENTS of DESMOND's LANDS. Vol. 627, p. 201. Verdict of the Grand Jury respecting the rents and beeves, &c. (See 7 November.) Cork, 4th November 1584. Not signed.
Pp. 2. [Nov. 4.] 546. KERRYWHERRY. Vol. 627, p. 204a. “A declaration how the chargeable lands of Kerrywherry was used by the Earl of Desmond and his constables of Carrigolyne.” P. 1.
Nov. 7. 547. PRESENTMENTS of the TOWN JURY.
Vol. 627, p. 1. “Com. Cork.-The names of such as were in action of this last rebellion of the late Earl of Desmond, Sir John of Desmond, James FitzMorris, and other their coherents ; besides those that were attainted and slain in the rebellion; together with their additions, and the names of the castles, lands, towns, and hereditaments they were seized of in the said county of Cork at their entry into the same rebellion.”
Two names are given.
II. “The names of divers gent' of the Lord Barry's country that were in action of rebellion, and were seized at their entry into the same of divers lands ensuing.”
III. “The names of the freeholders of Imokellye and Cosebredye as were in action of rebellion, with the names of the lands they were seized of at their entry into the same.” Above 100 mames, among which are the two following :— “We find that David Barry, now Lord Barry Moore, being in rebellion, hath hanged the foresaid James FitzJohn Meale,” &c. Thomas Oge McThomas McReary “was first a rebel, and came in to the Governor upon killing of James FitzJohn
Nov. 7. Vol. 627, p. 37.
Nov. 7. Vol. 627, p. 51.
FitzGarrett's sons, for which he was protected, [and] the Prince's pay of 2s. per diem given; and after that he nevertheless entered into rebellion again, and did many great rages.
Opposite to many other names the word “Ignoramus" is written.
Iv. “Divers other names of gent' and freeholders that were as well in action of rebellion with James FitzMorris as with the late Earl of Desmond.”
“These twenty and nine leaves before written in this book we present as our verdict at Cork, the 7th day of November 1584, and hereunto have subscribed our names.”
Signed by the Grand Jury: Thomas Sarsfelde, Edmond Tyrrye, Wm. Lawalyne, Barnaby Dale, James Creaghe, Patrick Galwey, Piers Gowll, John Barrothe, Harry Gooll, Adam Gooll, Philip Martell, John Skiddye, John Gallwey, John Verdon, John FitzJames, John Skyddy FitzClements, James Lombard, James Tirry.
548. DESMOND'S REBELLION:
“The names of them that were attainted and executed within the county of Cork for treason and rebellion in these last wars of the Earl of Desmond, Sir John of Desmond, James FitzMorris, and other their coherents ; with their additions, and the names of the castles, lands, towns, and other hereditaments they were seized of at the time of their entry into the same rebellion, and at their attainder, which ought to escheat to her Majesty.” 38 names. Opposite to some of them the word “Ignoramus" is written. “This book, containing six leaves, we, th’ eighteen persons whose names are subscribed, present as our verdict this 7th of November 1584, at Cork.” Sigmed : Thomas Sarsfelde, &c. (as in the preceding). Pp. 12.
2. “The names of them that were slain in this last rebellion.” &c., and of their lands.
16 names, including that of Sir John of Desmond.
Cork, 7 November 1584. Signed as above.
549. RELIGIOUS HOUSES.
Com. Cork.-‘‘These abbeys, friaries, corbes, termons or sanctuary houses, and other religious houses and lands within this county ensuing, ought to be the Queen's Majesty's as annexed to the Crown by Act of Parliament.”
II. Names of the woods belonging to her Majesty.