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and that the bishops had only certain pensions and some other duties issuing out of the same, contain 304 balliboes or 19,000 acres, which the King may be pleased to bestow upon the said archbishopric and bishoprics, for the better maintenance of them and their dignitaries, and in lieu of their Tertia Episcopalis or third part of the tithes of the county.
Incumbent's Glebes, 2.—That out of the residue the King may likewise grant to every parsonage a new endowment of certain lands for the glebe thereof according to the general point before set down, which in this county will extend to 98 balliboes or 6,125 acres.
Monastery lands contain only 21 balliboes or 1,312 acres, whereof 4 balliboes or 250 acres are in lease for 21 years, and so many more granted in fee farm; the other 13 balliboes or 813 acres in possession, and the reversion of the four balliboes are in lease, may be disposed of to the College of Dublin, to fill up part of their book granted by Queen Eliz., for which they shall pay only half as much rent as the English and Scottish undertakers are to pay by the articles expressed in the printed conditions.
The Undertakers’ portion.
The church being provided for, there will remain 1,148 balliboes or 71,750 acres to be distributed among the undertakers who shall yield rents and other services to the King. Out of which there will rise 35 proportions of the least quantity of 16 balliboes or 1,000 acres apiece, 12 proportions of the middle sort of 24 balliboes or 1,500 acres apiece, and 9 of the greatest of 32 balliboes or 2,000 acres apiece, and 12 balliboes or 750 acres over. The whole number of proportions being 56, we think it fit that 2 of the small proportions be assigned to uses hereafter specified, and 54 to be left for undertakers, which may be thus disposed. 35 may be allotted to the English and Scottish undertakers who are to plant with English and Scottish tenants; 11 to the servitors who may receive Irish tenants; 8 to the natives who are to be made freeholders. Again, to the English and Scottish undertakers who are to make a plantation with English or inland Scottish tenants may be allotted 6 of the greatest proportions, 8 of the middle sorts, and 21 of the least. To the servitors who may take Irish tenants, 2 of the greatest, 2 of the middle, and 7 of the least. To the natives who are to be made freeholders, I of the greatest, 2 of the middle, and 5 of the least proportions. The church and undertakers being thus provided for, we hold it convenient that there be 5 corporate towns or boroughs erected in that county, with markets and fairs and other reasonable liberties, and with power to send burgesses to the parliament, viz., 1 at Dongannon, 2 at Clocher, the 3rd at
Omagh, 4th, at Loughinsolin, the 5th at Mountjoy. And that
The county of Colrane.
Colrane, otherwise called the Ocanes county, is divided as
For the portion of the Church.
1. The termon lands, claimed by the Bishop of Derry, contain 101' balliboes or 6,343; acres, and may be assigned, if it please the King, to the Bishop of Derry for the better maintenance of the bishop and dignitaries, and in lieu of his Tertia Episcopalis, &c.
2. The Dean of Derry's lands, containing 6 balliboes or 375 acres, to remain to himself.
3. Out of the residue 34 balliboes or 2,125 acres may be assigned to the glebes of the incumbents.
4. Out of the monastery lands balliboes or 1,125 acres may be passed to the college in Dublin, and the other 6 balliboes or 375 acres to be allotted towards the maintenance of a free school to be erected at Limevaddy.
The portions of the Undertakers.
All which being deducted there remaineth 382 balliboes or 23,875 acres to be divided amongst the undertakers, which will make, according to the form of the division made of the lands in Tirone, 18 proportions, viz.: Of the least 11, of the middle 4, and of the greater 3, and 14 balliboes or 875 acres over, whereof may be allotted to the English and Scottish undertakers 12 proportions, viz., 8 of the least, 2 of the middle and 2 of the great.
To the servitors 1 of the middle sort.
To the natives 5 proportions, viz., 3 of the least, 1 of the middle, and 1 of the greatest. The odd 14 balliboes or 875 acres may be equally allotted to two corporate towns or boroughs to be erected, one at Limevaddy and the other at Dungevin, which are to have reasonable liberties and to send burgesses to the parliament, and hold their lands in fee farm. The natives to be placed or transported as in Tirone. There are in this county divers fishings, touching the disposition whereof the King's pleasure is to be known. (1.) The moiety of the fishing of the Ban, unto which
: moiety, as likewise unto the other moiety, the assignees of
Sir William Godolphin make claim by a lease of 21 years,
The County of Donnegall,
Commonly called Tirconnell, is divided into certain parcels of land called quarters, which quarters, because they are not of
equal quantities, some containing a greater number of acres
For the Church's portion.
(1.) The termon lands contain 9,168 acres, which may be assigned to the bishoprics as before. (2.) The bishops' mensal land or demesnes are 3,680 acres. (3) The incumbents of 87 parishes, according to the former division, may have 6,600 acres. (4.) The monastery lands are 9,224 acres, which are almost all either granted in fee farm or claimed by such as pretend title thereunto; but whatever shall remain to the King, the same to be allotted to the college of Dublin, to be passed in their book as aforesaid. There are, besides, three other parcels of land surveyed which cannot be distributed to undertakers; one of 300 acres, allotted to the fort of Culmore; another of 1,024 acres, called the Insh, passed in fee farm to Sir Ralph Bingley; and 1,000 acres, allotted to Balishanon.
The Undertakers' portions.
There remaineth to be allotted to undertakers 79,704 acres, which, being divided into the foresaid proportions, will make 62 of all kinds, viz., 40 of the least, 13 of the middle proportions, and 9 of the greatest, which may be thus distributed:–38 proportions may be disposed to English and Scottish, viz., 25 of the least, 8 of the middle sort, and 5 of the greatest; 9 to servitors, viz., 5 of the least, 2 of the middle, and 2 of the greatest; 15 to natives, viz., 10 of the smallest, 3 of the middle, and 2 of the greatest. There resteth 2,204, acres which may be thus disposed to corporate towns, which are to have reasonable liberties and send burgesses to the parliament, and to hold their lands as aforesaid, viz., to Derry 800 acres, to Calbeg 200 acres, to Donnegall 200 acres, to Rapho 200 acres, to Rathmullen 200 acres. To the Liffer are already assigned 500 acres, and to Ballishannon 1,000 acres.
The residue, being 604 acres, to be equally allotted towards the maintenance of two free schools, the one at Derry, the other at Donnegall; and that the site of the monastery be allotted to the Bishop of Rapho for his habitation, reserving convenient rooms for the school and schoolmaster.
The natives to be disposed as in Tirone.
Fishings in this county, in the King's possession, touching the disposition whereof his pleasure is to be signified.
In the barony of Enishowen, fishings of salmon, herring, and ling:—1, near Culmore; 2, near Rinecaroughkilly; 3, in the bay of Cooldagh to this the Bip. of Derry maketh claim; 4, in the bay of Trebiggigh; 5, in the bay of Broncanagh; 6, in Loughs willie; 7, in the creek of Newcastle.
In the barony of Kilmaccrenan, fishings of salmon, herring, ling, and other sea fish:—1, in the creek of Sullaghmor; 2, in the creek of Lennan; 3, in the creek of Moynoy; 4, in the creek of Cownoghgerragh, otherwise Sheephaven; 5, in the creek of Cownekillibigh; 6, in Loughswilly, near Ramulen; 7, in the bay of Dunsmaghie; 8, in the bay of Cloydagh.
In the barony of Boyle and Bannagh, fishings of salmon and other sea fish:—l, in the bay of Bwoybarragh; 2, in the bay of Owen I-Guy; 3, in the bay of Portynychen, otherwise Donnegall; 4, in the bay of Inver; 5, in the haven of Calbeg. To this the Bisp. of Derry maketh claim for the moiety; 6, in the bay of Fellen; 7, in the isles of Arran.
In the barony of Fyreagh, fishing of salmon:–1, in the river of Ballishannon; 2, in Boudrois—in lease with Sir Hen. Foliot.
In the barony of Rapho, salmon pools between the Liffer and the Derry, on the west side of Loughfoile, claimed by James Hamilton and others; but the Bp. of Derry claimeth the pools of Clontroy.
The county of Fermanagh.
The county of Fermanagh, commonly called McGuire's country, is divided into small precincts of land called tathes, every tath containing, by estimation, 30 acres or thereabout, as it is found by the survey; and doth contain 1,070 tathes, or 33,437} acres, besides 46 islands, some of greater and some of lesser quantity; but what number of tathes or acres the said islands contain is not set down in the survey, because the country did not present the same.
The said 1,070 tathes, or 33,437} acres, make 26 proportions of all sorts, viz., of the least 16, of the middle 6, and of the greatest proportions 4; and 14 tathes or 437} acres over, to be added to some parish; in every of which proportions there may be a parish, and several incumbents with glebes and other duties, as is before set down.
The portion of the Church.
1, the termon lands to be deducted out of the said number of 1,070 tathes do contain 100% tathes, or 3,147} acres which may be granted, if it so please the King, to the bishoprics; 2, the bishops' mensal or demesne land containeth 60 acres; 3, further, the incumbents are to have 66 tathes or 2,060 acres for their glebes; 4, the monastery lands contain 44 tathes or 375 acres, passed already in fee farm.