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Theobaldus Verdon L. Justice, 1312. 1285.-Theobaldus Butleyre died at Arclow, and there buried. The castle of Ley was won and burnt this time by Regulus Offoliensum. * 1285–Gerald FitzMoreyshe was taken by the Irishmen in Offale. O'Molaghleyne, King of Methe, this time died. How can" this be, considering the first of the Conquest, f. 61 ; 1291–Richard Earl of Ulster and William de Wescey went upon A'Hanlon this time. 1294.—There was a strife between William de Vessey, L. Justice, and L. John FitzThomas, and William went to the King and declared the matter, and left William de La Hay in his stead, and being by the King appointed to try the matter. And when they both should have fought for their cause, William fled, and after the King gave John FitzThomas Kyldare and Rahangan, which was then William de Vessey. This John took Richard Earl of Ulster after, and imprisoned him in the castle of Ley till he was delivered by the Council in a parliament, for which offence the said John must have given Slygo in Connaght with the appurtenances that he had there for the offence there committed, and 2,000 marks more.f The castle of Kildare with all the quarters was spoiled and robbed by the Englishmen and others, and the castles broken and thrown up by reason of the offence afore committed by John FitzThomas Geralding; and William Doudinge; was Justice then. John Wogane was made L. Justice. Thomas FitzMorishe then being, and the said John L. Justice made peace between the Earl of Ulster and John FitzThomas and the Geralteyns. This Wogane some time is written without aş after double w, and some time with c. Moryshe FitzGerrald, L. Justice, 1228, served the King with a number of men valiantly in Wales.| The King, being minded to invade Scotland, sent for his nobility, as his Justice, L. Wgan, Richard Borgo, Earl of Ulster, Theobald Pinserna, John FitzThomas, and many more young knights, as Amorys Sancto Laurensyon, and divers
others; which Amory being in Scotland, and the rest, wan at
the north side Edonbore in Scotland, the Lady Amerus, daughter of Lord Rosse, of one Robert de Wallis, which 5 years before was in love with her, and could not come to her till then, that she and others fleeing out of the town was glad to take succour of some, and by chance of fortune to meet her lover, whom he a long time before that time sought, and this
* “Hue ca,” MS. f These words in italics are inserted in a blank which had been left. f Altered by Carew to “Doudingsel.” § “o ” is inserted above the “a,” as a correction. | This paragraph is added at foot of the page.
same hour,” or little more, was won again by the foresaid young
land with John Wogan, L. Justice of Ireland, and L. John
FitzThomas and Peter Bremyngam and many mosre.]
William Pouer, a good man.
Scotland entered again.
Knights made by the Earl.
What the Ustacy's are.
O'Conor was King
* “ow,” MS.
| The words “in Scotland” are inserted in the margin.
Carbre. Gilbert Sotton and Hamon Grasse, all Geralteyness, was killed by Irishmen; which Grasse worthily fought before his death. O'Connor of Offaly killed at this time O'Dempsy, called “Dux Reganorum,” with many more. O’Brene, King of Tomone, died. Donyll McCarty killed Donyll Ruffum, King of Desmond. A great conflict did fall upon Peter Bermyngham and such as he had with him in the borders adjoining to Methe. Ballymore in Leynyster was burnesd] by the Irishmen, who killed there Henry Calff; and thereupon war was made between the Englishmen and the Irish in Leynyster, for which cause a great number of Irishmen came to help those of Leynyster out of all parts of Ireland; and at Glanfell Lord Thomas Mandefell, knight, a notable man, had a great conflict, where he behaved himself manfully till such time his right hand was stricken off, to his great praise, for before he lost his arm he manfully defended himself, and saved a number of men's lives. Mr. Thomas Cantoke, Chancellor of Ireland, with great honour in the Trinity Church of Dublin, was consecrated Bishop of Imelasseñ (?). Edward King of England made Edward his son knight, in the Feast of Pentecost at London, and there was at the same feast made 400 knights, of which the said young knight, Edward of Carnarvan, made three score. He kept a great feast at the New Temple, in London, and his father gave him the dukedom of Aquitaine. Edo, son to Cathely O'Connor, killed Edo O'Connor, King of Connoght this year. Athboy was burnesd] by the Irishmen. Peter de Gaviston subdued the O’Brenes, being Irishmen, and did re-edify the new castle of Makynnegan and the castle of Kenni, and made a clean and a ready passage or way betwixt the castle of Kenny and Glandaloghe, being the Irishmen's high and trade way. He also obtained the church of Kenny and a Saint John's even the same year he went into England; and a Christmas's even the Earl of Ulester returned out of England and landed at Droghda. The day of the Purification of Our Lady was slain John Bonybill by the town of Arscoll, by the Lord Arnold's power and his friends', and was buried in the church of the Friars Preachers of Athey. A Parliament was holden at Kylkenny in octabis Purificationis Beatae Mariae by the Earl of Ulester and John Wogan, L. Justice of Ireland, and the rest of the country, in which a great discord grew amongst the noblemen, for appeasing whereof sundry acts were made very beneficial if the same had been observed. Soon after L. Edmond de Botteler returned from England, who at London was made knight. Soon after L. Richard Mortymer, Earl of Ulester, and Lord John, son to Thomas, went into England, and Lord Theobald Verdone died. There was this year a great dearth upon corn in Ireland, for the carnock was sold for 20s. and more, and the bakers of Dublinge for their false weight of bread had a grievous kind of punishment never seen there afore. A Saint Thomas Martyr's day, L. Nygell le Broune, knight, secretary to the King, died in Dublinge, and was buried in the Friars Minors there with such solemnities and so many lights of wax as the like in Ireland was not seen before. The same year was a Parliament holden at Kildare, where the Lord Arnald Pouer was acquit of the death of the L. John Bonebelde, for that he killed him in his own defence. This year was Alexander Bignor made Archbishop of Dublinge. This year also Roger Mortymer, Earl of Ulester, returned into Ireland, and L. Henry Lasey, Earl of Leincoil," died. 1311–In Thoman, beside Bunruty, Richard L. of Clare destroyed a great deal of the Earl of Ulester's lands, and the foresaid Richard did take Connoght in the said wars, the L. William de Burgo and John the son of Watter de Lasey, and many others; and they took many also as well Englishmen as Irish, the 13th of June. Certain malefactors, that is to say, the Berns and the Tolles, did invade Tassagart and Racoull, upon the morrow of Saint John the Baptist's day; for the which soon after in the harvestf there was a great army assembled out of Leynester to expulse and drive away the said thieves out of Glandelor and other strong places thereabouts, where they did resort. Also in August the said year there was a Parliament holden at London, betwixt the King and his barons, to treat of the state of the realm and of the King's proceedings, for the ordering whereof there was appointed 6 bishops, 6 earls, and 6 barons, to conclude of things that should be most profitable for the realm and common wealth. Also in the said calends of November, the said year, Richard de Clare did kill 2 hundred galloglas. Also at the feast of All Saints next before that, it was, agreed on by the earls and barons of the realm of England, that Peter of Gaveston should depart out of England; and there was also many other good statutes made concerning the common wealth of the same realm, which appeareth. Shortly after departed into Flanders, and within 47months after the said Peter returned privily into England, and took their parts that was against the King, which was not well liked of the King nor of his barons; and seeing they could not easily take or apprehend him, then the King departed to York, where he remained for a time, and in his company 47 bishops, earls, and barons, and from thence came on to London to treat of the state of the realm, which was disturbed by the return of the said Peter. Also then died Sir John Wogan,” Sir Watter Le Faunte and Sir John son of Rore, knights, and was buried at the Friars Preachers' at Dublinge. Also that year John Magohecane was killed by O'Molmoye. Also died William de Rupe of Dublinge, strucken with a bow by one of the Irish men of . the mountains. Also then died Sir Eustas Le Pouer, knight. Also, in the vigil of Saint Peter, Robert Werdone committed a great riot. Also Donell O’Bren was traitorously slain by his people in Mounster. The year of our Lord God 1312, Sir Peter de Gavestoune did enter into the castle of Cardebroghe, notwithstanding the resistance of the baron, but shortly after the calendas of June he gave himself to Sir Adomaro de Valensia, upon certain compositions had betwixt them; who was taken then to London, and being in his journey he was taken at Dedingtoune by the Earl of Werwicke, and brought to Werwicke, where the Earl did summon a council of barons, where he was condemned and headed the 13 calendas of July; whose body was buried in the town of Lavle in the Friars Preachers' Abbey there. That year there was an army assembled by John Wogan, L. Justice of Ireland, to repress and withstand the malice of Robert Werdon and his followers; who was apprehended in the 6 calendas of July; then there was slain Sir Nicholas Avenell and Patrick de Rupe, and many other of the said Robert Werdone his company, and was brought to the Castle of Dublinge, and there was imprisoned, expecting the King's mercy. Also on the morrow of Saint Luce the Virgin, the three year of the reign of Edward, there was 6 moons, which was marvelled much of. They were of divers colours, whereby it was judgedt and thought that the Order of Templars should be suppressed and done away for ever. Also upon Saint Martin's day was born, [in]: the Castle of Wensore, Edward the King's son. Also Sir Edmond Butteler is made Sir John Wogan's Lieutenant in Ireland, which Edmond in the Lent following did overcome O’Brene in Glandelore, and did compel them in such sort that if they had not yielded them so soon to the Prince, he had almost brought them to confusion. And also in the said year, on the morrow on Saint Dominick's day, Sir Moriche, the son of Thomas, did marry Cattren the Earl of Ulester's
The Grassis are
f. 66, b. * ,
Mandivill, a noble knight.
Edward the King's son made many knights.
Aboy burne [d].
Peter de Gaviston reedified the Castle
* Note at foot off. 66 :—“I find in a chronicle that there was a woman of noble birth that bare divers children, and did also beget upon another woman 3 sons, one after other. The women's names was Havycya and Lucya. H. 3. The Book of Chronicles made by John Stowe, f. 207.” [F. 66 b. is written by a different hand.]
f Note at foot of f. 66 b :—“Robert de Veere was Duke of Ireland, 11 R. 2.”
A carnock of wheat sold for 20s.
A Parliament holden in Kyldare.
Henry Lacey died,
* i. e., Lincoln.