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“Repeal of all his liberties. Anno 15 Edw. III.” “See also for Desmond in anno 8 Edw. III. m. 4. and m. 31.” Waterford and Lismore united. “Anno 12 Hen. III. Clas. [Claus £1 dors. m. 5.” “A writ directed to Lionel Duke de Clarence to examine all charters in Ireland, if they were prejudicial, to certify the same into England.” Pat. 38. Edw. [III] p. 2. m. 27. [Proclamation ?] that neither the Justiciary nor any other minister in Ireland should acquire lands without the King's licence. Pat. 34 Hen. III. p. 2. m. 30, 35; and p. 1. m. 18, 19, 40. [Proclamation ?] that the mere Irish be not made King's ministers in Ireland. Pat. 34 Edw. III. p. 3. m. 7, 35; and 35 Edw. III. p. 1. m. 4. The number of Barons of the Exchequer reduced to three. [Pat] 29 Edw. III. p. 2. m. 10. [See f. 46. in this MS.] Articles touching the state of Ireland, by the Council, with the King's answers. (Abstract.) Claus. 26 Edw. III. m. 1. Royal charters of liberties resumed and revoked. “Ammo 15 E. 3. m. 24.” Grant to James Botteler, Earl of Ormond, of the prise of wines. Pat. 2 Hen. IV. p. 3. m. 5. “Sr. Anthony Lucy fait le Justice. Rex concessit ei quingentas libras, et qd sit vicesimus hominum ad arma. “Adam de Bowes, Capitalis Justić ad placita Justić nostrum Hiberniae sequeñ; et mandatum est Anthonio Lucy, Justić, qd ipsum Adań admittat in forma praedicta. “Willielmus de Burgo fait Lieutenant, issint q’il fait vien sans counsell del Anthony Lucy.” Claus. 1 Edw. III. m. 1. ; 11 Edw. III. p. 1. m. 7.; et ammo 5 Edw. III. Articles to be observed in Ireland. (Abstract.) Pat. 5 Edw. m. 25. “Recital” that King Henry II. enfeoffed Miles de Cogan and Robert FitzStephens of the whole dominion of Desmond, except the city of Cork “et terris Austmannorum;” that Robert was a bastard, and that Thomas de Carrew entered as heir of said bastard, and enfeoffed Maurice FitzThomas before he was Earl of Desmond, without the King's licence.— “Escheat.” 5 Edw. III., No. 104. Mandate to the Chancellor and Treasurer [of Ireland], on a petition from the people of that land, for the observance of the law touching the execution of every Irishman who should kill an Englishman.—Claws. 10 Edw. II., m. 28.
(A repetition of f. 62b to 64.)
Grant by Henry III. to Ralph Chichester, Chancellor of England, of the Chancellorship (Cancellariam) of Ireland, for term of his life. Westm., 4 March, 17 Hen. III. (No reference.)
Mandate to cause Eleanor, consort of the King's eldest son (who has the land of Ireland of the King's gift), to have queen-gold in Ireland in the same manner as Queen Eleanor
in England.—Pat. Roll. 52 Hem. III., m. 25.
13. Records relating to the See of Ossory.
Grant to Roger Bishop of Ossory, of a market and fair at. his manor of Seikeran, co. Dublin, dated 6 June, 17 Edw. I. (No reference.)
Abstract of a rental of the Bishop of Ossory's lands in 1375, 49 Edw. III., “as Friar Clinne, in his chronicle (the original whereof is remaining in the city of Kilkenny) affirmeth.”
(f. 72 is blank.)
Rental of [the manor of 1 Seyrkeran for the year 33 Edw. I. showing the “redditus firmarum,” “redditus villae,” “firmarii,” and “cotag.”
“This is a true copy extracted out of an ancient book belonging to the Earl of Ormond; which copy was delivered to the Lord Bishop of Ossory by direction of the said Earl.—
“A brief abstract of the present estate of * the bishopric of Ossory;” showing the great decrease of rents of the manors of Durrogh, Upper Court, Aghore, Kilkenny, Bishop's Lough, Insnaghe, Seirkeran, Fynkor, etc. “Besides these, many other small parcels, which I omit to Jay down, are both detained and diminished, to the great decay of the said bishopric and no less disadvantage unto his Majesty, as in his Highness' records may appear, viz., in Magno Rotulo Ed. primi, anno regni Sui decimo septimo, etc.” Dated by Carew, “1619.”
Extract from the Great Roll [of the Pipe] of 19 Edw. I, viz., from the account of the Escheator of Ireland from 17 to 19 Edw. I, touching some of the above-mentioned manors.
14. Abstracts of Acts of Parliament.
Statutes enacted in the Parliament at Trim, 25 Hen. WI., before John Earl of Shrewsbury, the King's Lieutenant in Ireland. The only one specified is this: that if any of the King's officers be absent from Ireland by the King's command, their lands shall not be seized into the King's hands; or, if captured by pirates, malefactors, or enemies, their offices shall not be granted to others. (French.)
* Blank in MS.
Statutes enacted in the Parliament at Dublin, 36 Hen. VI., before Thomas Earl of King of Kildare, Deputy of Richard Duke of York, Lieutenant of Ireland. This one only is specified; that all persons advanced to benefices in Ireland should reside on the same, or otherwise forfeit the issues and profits. (French)
Statutes in the Parliament at Dublin, 5 Ed. IV., before Thomas Earl of Desmond, Deputy of George Duke of Clarence, Lieutenant of Ireland. Only one is specified; that whereas certain persons enfeoff chaplains and others to their use of lands which they claim, and thus obtain writs and make suit against the real tenants, who have no challenge in law against the King's officers (sheriffs, coroners, or jurors), all persons thus sued shall have such challenge. (French.)
Statutes enacted in the Parliament at Dublin, ll Edw. IV., before Thomas FitzMorrice, Earl of Kildare, Justiciary; that no owner, master, purser, or mariner of any ship or boat do take more freight for a horse passing between England, Ireland, and Wales than 5s., for a “romlote" 12d., and for a hawk 12d., on pain of 100s.; such persons having lately chared from 10s. to one mark for freight of a horse, and 28. for a “romlote,” whereas the prices were formerly 58. and 10d. respectively. (French.)
Acts made in the Parliament at Dublin, 1 March, 14 Hen. VII.; that the Kidg do receive from every 20s, worth of merchandises brought into Ireland, 12d., and from ditto (except wine and oil) carried out of Ireland, 12d. All such wares to be entered in the customers’ books before being removed from or put into any ship, on pain of forfeiture, half to the King, half to the “spier.”
Statutes made in the Parliament at Dublin, 1 May, 28 Hen. VIII., before Lord Leonard Gray, Deputy of Henry Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Lieutenant of Ireland; continued at Kilkenny, 26 July, at Cashell 28 July, at Limerick, 19 Aug., and at Dublin, 28 Sept. ; after which date it was prorogued several times, and terminated 20 December, 29 Hen. VIII. : That all wears, purprestures, millponds, engines, and other obstacles on the river Boyne and other streams in Meath and Uriell, to the traffic of boats, wherries, and other vessels between Drogheda, Trim, the Navan, and other places, and to the great hurt of the “salmon fry” in the said river, be broken and removed; that seven feet of plain ground on both sides of said rivers be free to all boatmen for drawing their boats by men or horses, etc. (Latim and English, pp. 5)
Statutes made in the Parliament at Dublin, 13 June, 33 Hen. VIII., before Sir Anthony St. Leger, Deputy; prorogued
several times, and continued at Limerick, 5 Feb., at Trim, 12 June, [34 Hen. VIII.], and at Dublin, 6 Nov., after which date it was prorogued several times, and was dissolved 19 Nov. [35 Hen. VIII.]: That the Act of the Parliament of England of 21–22 Hen. VIII., touching the aged poor and impotent, and “vagabonds and mighty strong beggars,” be enacted for and observed in Ireland.—(Latin and English.)
15. “The names of the Houses Freers sold in Ireland in anno 37 Henrici 8vi.”
“The payments made by the King's Serjeant for his purchase,” 33 Hen. VIII.
“The payments made by the King's Attorney for his purchase.”
16. “Proofs extracted out of Records, showing by whom the country of the Decie hath been from time to time possessed, and also a pedigree how the same hath continued by descent or grant. Grant to Thomas FitzAnthony of co. Waterford and Dungarvan Castle.—Chart. 17 John, m. 9. Turr. Lond. Mandate to the Justiciary to seize into the King's hand the land of Desmond, alienated by Thomas FitzAnthony to various persons, and to deliver the same to Richard De Burgh, to whom the King had granted it.—Claws. 11 Hen. III., m. 5. The realm of Ireland was given by Henry III., in his 39th year, A.D. 1255, to his son Prince Edward.—Pat. 52 Hen. III., m. 9. Turr. Lond. “Prince Edward by his grant confirmed Decye, Desmond, &c., unto John FitzThomas, who had married Margery, daughter and heir of Thomas FitzAnthony, at the yearly rent of 500 marks, in anno regni Regis Hen. III., 44.”—Chart. 20 Edw. I., m. 48. Turr. Lond. Power to the King's nephew, Henry, son of the King of Almain, to revoke all the lands alienated without licence by Prince Edward, to whom the King granted all the land of Ireland, contrary to the King's grant, which provided that the said land should not be separated from the Crown of England. —Pat. 52 Hem. III., m. 9, in schedula. Queen-gold to be paid in Ireland to Eleanor, wife of Prince Edward.—Ib. m. 26, (sic).t John FitzThomas died seized of the Decye, Desmond, &c.— Escaet. et Inquisit. 10 Edw. I., No. 21. Turr. Lond. “King Edward I. regranted unto Thomas FitzMaurice, grandchild unto John FitzThomas, unto whom the said King
* This and the two following articles have been calendared in Vol. I. pp. 199, 200, from the original (?) in Carew MS. 602, in which the date “37 Hen. VIII.” does not appear. That date is probably a mere conjecture of the copyist.
f This is described more fully at f. 66 of this MS.
(when he was Prince Edward) had granted Decye, and Des-
Pedigree of the FitzGeralds, Lords of Desmond and the
Decye, beginning with Thomas FitzAnthony.
17. “A summary Discourse proving the Deacis of Desmond to be as well the ancient as the immediate right and inheritance of the Crown of England.” Dated, “1612.”
It was granted by King John to Thomas FitzAnthony, who died thereof seized without issue male, having one daughter, Marjery, afterwards married to John FitzThomas of the Geraldines. The said grant was confirmed by Edward I, [when Prince Edward] to the said John FitzThomas, with the yearly reservation of 500 marks and other services to the Crown in 44 Henry III.
“Then, after some descents cast, the house and right line of the said John FitzThomas, the King's patentee, was corrupted by the attainder of his succeefling heir, Thomas FitzJames, Earl of Desmond, arraigned and executed for high treason at Dredaghe in the reign of Edward IV. The said house and attainder of blood was never restored by any record appearing, but rather continued more by sufferance and the opportunity which the divisions of the Houses of Lancaster and York (together with the turbulence of this kingdom) afforded, than by any other providence or matter appearing.
Then the said house was again attainted, first by Parliament in Garratt late Earl of Desmond, and then in James FitzThomas, attainted by his own confession before Sir George Carew, knight, then Lord President of Mounster.”