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March 26.

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of their covenants?-6. We will use all endeavours within five
years to perform these covenants. 6. As for the 6th, we think
four years a convenient time.
7. What rent they will reserve upon the land in succes-
sion?–7. The best rent we can raise, not under five marks
English, upon any quarter of land of the greatest measure,
and so proportionately. 7. And for the 7th, we deem it
reasonable that four or five marks English, or a rent
between the two sums, or more if it may be raised, be
reserved, having respect to the greatness or smallness of the
quarters, which rent is to continue to their successors.
8. To give answer touching the other cautions in the
printed book of plantation.—8. We will endeavour to perform
such other points of plantation mentioned in the printed book
of articles as are fit for us and shall seem convenient to the
King upon his donation of the lands.
(8.) The 8th answer we think very reasonable.
Signed by the Bishop of Derry, &c., Mr. Usher, son to the
Archbishop of Ardmagh.
Signed by Sir Roger Wilbraham, Sir Thomas Ridgway, Sir
Anthony St. Leger, Sir James Ley, Sir James Fullerton, Sir
John Davis.

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16. The QUANTITY of the Bishops’ demesne and mensal lands,

and of the Errenagh and Termon lands within the escheated counties in Ulster.

The bishops’ demesne or mensal lands. The Archbishop of Ardmagh 3,390, the Bishops of Derry 428, Raphoe 3,728, Clogher 320, Kilmore 120 acres. The Errenagh and Termon lands in the dioceses of Ardmagh 27,120, Derry 17,619, Clogher 6,625, Raphoe 6,378, Kilmore 3,204, Ardagh 24 acres, 60,970 mensal, Herrenagh and Termon 68,956.

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A note of such money as I have received for fines of houses at the Derry.

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1609. 20s. ; of Dennis O'Mullen 20s.; of Nicholas Wilson 20s.; of Mr. Doughton 20s.; of Samuel Randall 20s.; of Walter - Fullard 20s. ; of John Barrell 40s. ; of William Mountford 20s.; of James Connell 20s. ; of George Corwin 30s.; of Hugh Birchley 20s.; of Sandy Lowry 15s.; of John King 218.; of Hanniball Harrison 20s.; of John Cowper 25s.; of John Fludd 25s.; of George Keinaldes 20s.; of Mr. Hubbersley 40s. ; of Mathew Keres 30s.; of Cornet Cartwreight 20s.; of Michael Cotton 20s.; of Humphrey Sharpe 23s. ; of Donnell Magmy 22s. ; of Mr. Reinalds—*; of William Patterson 18s.; of Philip Cottingham 25s.; of Robert Walker 30s.; of Captain Eeling 30s.; of Richard O’Doghertie —”; of Mrs. Corbett 20s. ; of William Martin 188.; of William Newton, for the inheritance of a house in High Street, 30s.; of Joss Everard, for the inheritance of a house and garden by the waterside *; of Edwin Babington, for the fee simple of four houses, 4l.; John Wray is to pay me within one week 20s. for the same, 20s. ; of Richard O'Dogherty, for the fee simple of his house, 40s. ; of Thomas Pendry, for the lease of a house in the High Street, 15s.; of John Wray, for the inheritance of a house by the waterside that was Martin Foster's, 40s.; of John Ross, for the inheritance of a house in the High Street, a hogshead of beans, and in money, 20s.; of Rice Coytmore, for the inheritance of a house by the waterside, 20s.; of Captain John Wauchan and Capt. Henry Wauchan, for the inheritance of a piece of ground lying near the waterside, 25 hogsheads of lime; of Capt. John Baxter, for the inheritance of a house in the Upper fort, *; of James Walsh, for the lease of a house in the High Street, *: of Humphrey Vale, for a house lease, 20s. Sum total 86l. 7s, besides 25 hogsheads of lime and one hogshead of beans. This I received partly for fines, leases, and partly for making away of estates of inheritance; but I made also divers other estates, the counterframes whereof I delivered as part of the evidence to Sir George Pawlett, but any greater sum than 20s., 30s, or 40s, except for the ferry, for which I had 40l. Being the same day demanded, by the Commissioners, what I thought the ferry was worth by the year, I think the same is worth about 20l.

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April 8. 18. FROM the LORDs of the CouNCIL to the LORD DEPUTY, conVol. 607, p. 174. cerning the Complaint of the Citizens of Waterford.

There hath been a petition exhibited by the corporation of Waterford wherein they desire two things: That the villages, towns, and lands of the grange Ballycrokell, and the new town adjoining Waterford on the north side, containing 100 acres, with the Abbey of Kilkellen, and the demesnes thereto

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belonging on the north side, being their inheritance by grant
from the late Queen, may be brought within their liberties
and made part of the county of the city. The other is for
remedy of a charge which they complain of that they pay for
the lodging of a hundred soldiers of Sir Richard Morisons,
where by right they ought only to be charged with of 50 foot
and Wexford with the other. For the former the King is
pleased that their jurisdiction shall be enlarged, but refer the
same to you and the Council. For the lodging of the soldiers
we pray you to call the said Sir Richard Morison before you
and to examine the complaint and to take order to reform
the matter.
Court at Whitehall, the 8th day of April, 1609.

Signed: R. Cant, J. Ellesmere, Canc., R. Salisbury, Tho. Suffolk, E. Worcester, E. Wotton, E. Stanhope, Jul. Caesar, E. Bruce.

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19. The SECOND PROCLAMATION touching Defective Titles and

By the Lord Deputy and Council.

Dated at the Castle of Dublin and signed Thomas Dublin. Canc, Thomas Ridgeway, Richard Wingfield, Humph. Winch, Arch. Walch, Oliver Lambert, Garret Moore, Henry Power, Adam Loftus, Richard Cooke. Printed at Dublin by John Francton, King's printer in Ireland.

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2O. REMEMBRANCES for the Preparation of the Plantation, with

articles to be sent to the Lo. Deputy, to be annexed to the Commission of Survey, and for ordering titles, together with an advice for removing the natives who are swordmen.

According to the King's commandment, we have had several meetings and conferences upon such things, as in our opinions must be performed this summer for the furtherance of the plantation, which we hold consists in a due preparation of the place and of the persons to perform the same.

Concerning the place, three things may be considered:

First, the perfecting of the proportions;

Secondly, the pacifying and ordering of the titles, in both which we have set down our opinions in certain articles of instructions; and

Thirdly, touching the removal of some natives of which we have likewise expressed our opinions in an advice set down for that purpose.

* John Franckton, King's Printer in Ireland.


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Touching the persons of the undertakers being of two sorts, the servitors and Britons: Forasmuch as the Lo. Deputy (as we are informed), hath signified that the servitors are not willing to undertake, upon the conditions already published, it would be convenient that he should send over a list of such as are willing to be undertakers, of what quantities and upon what other conditions.

Concerning the Britons, we think, likewise, that the mitigation of the articles lately concluded by you were fit to be published for their better encouragement, and the book reprinted and amended in that point, and that a certain day should be prefixed to them in Michaelmas term to attend you, by which time you may be [have] ascertained what proportions will be undertaken by Scotland; and, in the meantime, some private solicitation may be used with the city of London.

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We intend nothing with greater earnestness than that the plantation of Ulster, with [civil men well affected in religion, shall be accomplished with zeal and integrity. We have, with the advice of our Privy Council, for the present only to make due preparation for a solid plantation hereafter. And that this may more effectually proceed (which so concerneth our honour and service, both in respect that foreign estates do cast their eyes upon it, and the ill-affected at home and abroad will be ready to take advantage of anything omitted or neglected herein), our will and pleasure is, that you take unto you such of our Privy Council and others who can best give you assistance, who shall be authorised to inquire of all the lands that are or ought to be in our possession by attainder or other means, within the counties of Ardmagh, Coleraine, Tyrone, Donnegall, Fermannagh, and Cavan; to survey the same, plot out and divide into proportions according to the project, and of certain articles for instructions, both which you shall receive signed by us.

To hear and determine, as well in form of law as also summarily, all titles, controversies, and matters; for which purpose we will and require you (with the advice of such of the judges as be of our Council here, calling unto you our learned counsel to take order) that one commission or more (as you shall find necessary) be passed under our great seal and that of our realm, not only to authorise and enable you and them to execute the several points before specified, but also because many things may occur that, in your and their knowledge, may be thought fit to be added, which to us do not yet appear, to grant full power and authority to you and them to execute all acts and things for the furtherance and speeding of the said plantation, &c.

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1609. June 30, 22. ARTICLEs for INSTRUCTIONs to such as shall be appointed Vol. 630, p. 7a. by his Majesty's Commissioners for the Plantation of

Ulster, with the Commissioners' Answer.

1. General care to be taken that such orders, &c., as have been lately published in print, and be printed or transmitted touching the plantation, be observed and put in execution as well by the commissioners as by the undertakers. Answer.—Care hath been taken agreeable to the printed articles. 2. That they be ready to begin their journey into that province for the execution of their commission before the end of July next, or sooner. Answer.—Done accordingly, though the directions came very late. 3. Omissions and defects in former survey of the escheated lands in Ulster, either for the King or the Church, to be supplied and amended by new inquisitions, and to be distinguished. Answer—Inquisitions are taken whereby they are distinguished, and omissions of church lands supplied; the rest, except some few parcels, found to be crown lands in general terms, which in the maps are set forth by particular names of balliboes, quarters, tathes, polles, &c., and are now drawn into a new book of survey, wherein omissions of crown lands are supplied. 4. Counties being divided into proportions, every proportion to be bounded out by the known meares and names, with the particular mention of the number and names of every balliboe, tathe, quarter, and polle, or like Irish precinct of land that is contained in every proportion, and to give each proportion a proper name to be known by, and in the proportions lying near to the highways, choice is to be made of the most fit seats for the undertakers to build upon, in such sort as may best serve for the safety and succour of the passengers, and also to allot and set out by mears and bounds unto every proportion, so much bog and wood over and above the number of acres as the place where the proportion shall lie may conveniently afford, having respect to adjacent proportions.

Answer.—Proportions distinguished and bounded already in the maps, and now extracted and set down in the said book, with the names and boundaries. The bog and wood may be allotted by the view of special commissioners, when the undertakers shall sit down upon their proportions, if it shall be thought needful, because every town land hath sufficient bog for turbary.

5. Because the article of casting lots discourageth many that are sufficient and would be glad to dwell together, therefore every county be divided into greater precincts, every precinct containing 8,000, 10,000, or 12,000 acres, according to the greatness of the county; those precincts to contain several proportions lying together, to the end so many con

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