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81. THE AUDITOR's CERTIFICATE of the state of the REVENUE in
Ireland as appears among the Memoranda and Records of Ireland of 8 James 1, in the receipt of Thomas Redgwaye, Knight, Treasurer and Receiver-General there.
The ancient inheritance 8431. 1s. 11}d.; of new increase 1271.7s. 2d.; resignation of the Bishop of Dublin, 66s. 8d.; Shelelagh, 13/.6s. 8d., lands lately exchanged, 133l. 6s. 8d.; lands of the Duke of Norfolk, 50l. 8s. 4d. ; lands of the Earl of Shrewsbury, 70s. 6d.; Cartmell, Furnes, and Osneye, 311.3s.3d.; Bristol Abbey in England, 25l.1s 10}d.; Kensham Abbey in England, 40l. 10s. ; Bath Abbey, 30s.; St. Peter and St. Paul of Lanthony, 53s. 4d. ; Lanthony near Glocester, 424!.6s. 1d.; St. Ninian near Exeter, 4l. 13s. 4d.; lands attainted, 1,163l. 1s. 11!d.; O'Moores and O'Konnors, 464l. 58. 2+d.; St. John's of Jerusalem, 608l. 5s. 6d.; Thomas Courte, 526l. 4s. 10; d.; St. Mary's Abbey, 2431. 7s. 4d.; monasteries and religious houses, 4,477.l.. 13s. 6d. ; lands surrendered, 1,1811 11s. 7}d.; Bonnaght, 531.; tributes, nil totaliter in super annuatim ; small farms, 112s. 4d.; procurations, 611. 0s. 4d.; lands of wards, 101l. 68.6%d.; grants for making aqua vitae, 11s. 8d.; impost of wines, 1,866l. 13s. 4d. ; custom of the yarn, 1331.6s. 8d.; undertakers of Mounster, 2,245l. ; composition of the pale, 2,505l.; of Connaught, 3,000l. (freedoms and wastes allowed); of Munster, 1,433l.; Monoghan rents, 634l. 6s. 8d.; northern plantation not yet in charge; casualties one year with another by estimate, 2,500l. Total 24,907l. 13s. 4d.
Mem.—The rents conveyed in super this year amount unto 2,237l, which being alleged not due, yet stand in charge until they are discharged by matter of record, and adding hereunto the supers which have been usually certified in former declarations, and omitted in the total of this revenue now answered, they amount to more than any former declaration notwithstanding divers rents discharged by grants from his Majesty in fee simple. Item, the proxies here charged at 611. 0s. 4d. and certain rents in Monoghan, amounting to 100l. sterling per annum, have been granted lately by the King to the Bishop of Meath, parcel of this declaration. 10th October, 1611.
P. 1. Latin. Endd.
82. Of the first establishment of English laws and Parliaments
in the kingdom of Ireland, by Archbishop Usher.
83. A discourse of the original and first institution of Corbes,
Heneraches and Termon Lands, by Archbishop Usher.
1611. October 12, 84. The Lo. DEPUTY to the CouncIL in ENGLAND touching Vol. 629, p. 19. matters treated of with LORD CAREW.
I have received great satisfaction that it has pleased the King to send my Lo. Carew, to view the state of affairs, how they are, and have been carried on. For sure I am, having been thus long conversant with us in the occurrances of this time, he will be more able and ready to do service to the King and this state. The principal things which we have treated and debated with him have been concerning the lessening of the King's present charge, the improvement and increase of his revenues and receipts, the summoning of a Parliament in convenient time, the success of the plantation of Ulster, and how far that of Munster hath been performed by the undertakers. 1. For diminution of the King's present charge, the expenses issue forth many ways; as in entertainments to the Deputy and State officers, to the presidents, commanders and officers of the army, to the judges and officers of the courts of justice, and to pensioners. And as for the new increases which have been since made, they were either done by virtue of the King's letters, or else of your Lordship's, signifying the King's pleasure, as will appear by the quotations upon the books of payments out of the treasury and revenues, which my Lord Carew has to present. As for the entertainments of the horse troops now in the King's pay by the establishment of the 1st of October 1608, amounting yearly to the sum of 8,7021.4s.2d., and of the foot companies, amounting unto 32,489l. 11s. 3d., and of the wards, which amount unto 8,5111.7s. 1d, yearly, I have been persuaded, in consideration of the abatement of charge which I understand to be looked for at my hands, to discharge so many of them as will save the King yearly 13,893l, &c. But as for the other entertainments and pensions granted by letters patent, it is not in my power so to deal with them. Notwithstanding, I must confess that I was far more willing to ease the King that way than to abate the strength of the horse and foot, who were ready at all times to prosecute any service. Those that hold companies and wards by the King's special letters of favour, or by letters patent are, for the most part, the youngest captains. The pensions now chargeable to the King yearly, amount to the sum of 11,555l. 5d., payable out of the treasure and revenues, and yet there is no profitable use to be had of the pensioners at any sudden need. Many of these pensions may perhaps be abated if the oath of supremacy be once tendered unto the parties, and such as shall refuse discharged as being unworthy of favour. I intend that this present reducement shall take effect everywhere by the 11th of next month. It cannot conveniently be done sooner, because many of the garrisons and
wards are far distant. Besides it is not safe that the natives
the good speed of the plantation, specially the security of the
collections of the defects, which as soon as they are finished shall be sent after my Lo. Carew.
Dublin Castle, 12th Oct. 1611.
Addressed and endorsed: Copy of the L. Deputie's letter to the Llds., by my Lo. Carew.
Copy. Pp. 7.
Vol. 629, p. 41. 85. A NoTE of how many CITIES and BoRoUGH Towns are to
send Burgesses to the Parliament in Ireland out of every County in every several Province.
Mounster, containing 7 counties, viz., Cork, 7; Waterford, 3; Kerry, 2; Tipperary, 1 ; Crosse, 2; Limerick, 3; Clare, 1; whereof 8 new boroughs to be erected. Leinster, containing 12 counties, viz., Kilkenny, 5; Caterlogh, 1; Louth, 4; Queen's, 2; King's, 1; Westmeath, 3; Meath, 4; Dublin, 3; Kildare, 2; Wexford, 2.; Wicklo, 0; Longford, 0; whereof 3 new boroughs and the University to be erected. Connaught, containing 5 cos, Galloway, 2; Rorskoman, 1; Letrim, 1; Sligo, 1; Mayo, 1; whereof 4 new burgesses are to be erected. Ulster, containing 9 counties, Down, 3; Antrim, 3; Colerane, 1 ; Donnegal, 5; Tirone, 4; Ardmagh, 3; Cavan, 3; Fermanagh, 1; Monaghan, 1; whereof 22 new boroughs are # :* Cities, 9; old boroughs, 31; new boroughs, 6 = 76. Endorsed in Lo. Carew's handwriting: “The counties of Ireland and how many boroughs there are in every county that have been of old and must be erected to send burgesses to Parliament. The Higher House consists of lords spiritual and temporal, 44. The Lower House in knights of shires, 66; in burgesses, 152; in all, 218. The numbers of both the Houses amount unto 262.”
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Vol. * ** 86. The NoPILITY of IRELAND being Lords of Parliament in
Earls:—Kildare, FitzGerrald; Ormond, Butler; Thomond, O'Bryen; Clanricard, Bourke. Wiscounts: — Botevante, Barry; Fermoye, Roch; Gormanston, Preston; Mountgarret, Butler; Tulloe Phelime, Butler. Barons:- Athenry, Bremingham; Kilsale, Courcy; Lixnawe, FitzGerrald; Slane, Fleminge; Delvine, Nugent; Houth, St. Lawrence; Killene, Plunket; Trimlestor, Barnwell ; Downsany, Plunket, infant; Donboine, Butler; Upper Ossery, FitzPatrick; Louthe, Plun