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Objections to this title.

“First, it will be alleged that the grant of Edward I. is insufficient, because Prince Edward was not enabled to make any such grant in the lifetime and reign of his father.

“In answer thereof, it is apparent to the world, as also in Rolls of the Tower (if not here), that the 39th year of the reign of King Henry III., his said son, Prince Edward, was married to Eleanor, daughter to the King of Spain, at which time his father granted him the kingdom of Ireland, the Earldom of Chester, and government of Gwine (Guienne) in France; so as his said grant of the Deacis and Desmond to John FitzThomas,” is good.

“Secondly, it will be alleged that the heirs of Deacis have continued in quiet possession these four or five descents, and that they are descended of the ancient line of Morishe, the first Earl of Desmond, before any of the said attainders. For answer thereunto, the said Morishe the first Earl being then possessed of the Deacis made an estate tail of all his lands to the use of his heirs males,” dated 16 Jan., 16 Edward III. “Then cometh James, second son to Garrett the Poet, and grandchild to the said Morice, the first Earl, to be Earl of Desmond by unjust disinheriting of his nephew Thomas, son to an elder brother, which was banished into Normundy, and there died without issue ; which James had two sons, viz., Thomas, which was executed for treason at Dredagh, as aforesaid, and Garrett his second son. “The said James, contrary to the intent of the said state tail, passed the lordship and country of the Deacis to the said Garrate his second son, predecessor to Sir John FitzGarrate, the now possessor of the Deacis. “It followeth then that the said James being but tenant in tail, and having no interest but for life, could pass no such estate in fee; and so consequently the said estate of James to his second son Garrett of the Deacis is void to all purposes, as well to him as to Sir John FitzGarrett that now holdeth the Deacis under thc said estate. “So then the demesne land and inheritance of the Deacis is duly fallen to the Crown by the several attainders before specified as being descended in the right line of the eldest house from John FitzThomas, the King's patentee, and from Morice the first Earl before mentioned. “And that there was a continued claim made by the Earls of Desmond successively to the lordship of the Deacis may as well appear by the overthrow given at Aghvane to Garrett late Earl of Desmond when he came to distrain for his rent, as by the several other proofs which he produced soon after [of] a continual claim in his predecessors, in his pleading of that title before the Council of England. “And lasty, if Sir John FitzGarrett could derive any good title to the demesne land of the Deacis, as he cannot, yet can he

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never avoid the King's ancient rent reserved upon John FitzThomas by Edward I.'s grant, the rather that the same was paid as by a rent-charge found upon the Treasurer's account thereof may appear.”

18. List of “The Lords of Parliament in Ireland as they were marshalled in the Upper House, May 1613.”

19. Copy of patent of the creation of Sir Richard Wingfield as Wiscount of Powerscourt. Dublin, 18 Feb., 16 James, I. (Latim, pp. 4.)

The MARSHAL of ENGLAND'S LANDS in IRELAND.

I. In the court of Henry III. in the 31st year of his reign the whole of the Marshal's inheritance in Ireland was divided among the daughters of William the Marshal : and this is the portion of Matilda, who was married to Hugh Bygot, Earl of Norfolk, chiefly in co. Catharlaght; viz., the borough [of Catharlaght !], Fydardia, Thamolyng, the Island, “corpus Comitatus,” Ballydougan, Ballysax (in co. Kildare.)

II. Rental of the possessions of the Lord Marshal of England within the land of Ireland, viz., town of Rosse, a mill and a ferry there, town of Hervey Island, perquisites of court there, the wear of Corkery, perquisites of court at Ballykerok, meadow of Rose, and [rents ol from various persons.

III. Title of Thomas Duke of Norfolk, Great Treasurer and Earl Marshal of England, and of Maurice Barkeley, knight, to the county and manor of Catherlaghe, the baronies of Obugi, Oboy, Odron, and Forde, rent in Owristowne, the castle, island, and manor of Durbarr, in co. Wexford, the passage of the ferry, near Rosse, suit of court of Rosse, and the manor of Ballysax, as kinsmen and heirs of Thomas Brotherton, formerly Earl of Norfolk, and Earl Marshal of England, and Mary his wife (showing the pedigrees).

IV. Inquisition taken at Rosse before Henry Stanyhurst, deputy of Ralph Stanyshe, escheator in Ireland, on Thursday after St. Simon and St. Jude, 13 Hen. IV. (Names of jurors.) Thomas de Moubray late Earl Marshal, deceased, held the castle and manor of Ilon, the manor of Old Rosse, the passage of the ferry near Rosse, and the suit and service of the sovereign and commonalty of Rosse, who held of him the territory (terremum) called the Tower of Hooke. The said Thomas died 4 June, 6 Hen. IV., and John de Moubray, his brother, is his next heir.

v. Inquisition taken at Cathserlagh] before the Escheator's deputy (as above), on Saturday after St. Edward the King, 13 Hen. IV. (Names of jurors). Thomas de Moubray, late Earl Marshal, held the castle and manor of Catherslagh], the

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p. 365.

baronies of Obugye, Oboye, Dron (Odrone), and Forde, and a rent in Overstone.

VI. List of knights' fees in Ireland [belonging to said Thomas de Moubray?]

Latin, pp. 5.

“OFFICERs in IRELAND, anno primo R. Edwardi III., with their yearly fees.”

The Justice of Ireland, 500l. ; Thomas FitzJohn Earl of Kildare. In the 2nd year, Roger Owtlawe, Prior of St. John's, the Chancellor, 40l.; the same Roger Owtlawe, the Justice holding pleas before the Justice and Council of Ireland, 40l.; Elias de Ashborne, “a Justice itinerant,” 40 marks; Roger de Werthorpe. “A Second Justice itinerant,” ; - [blank]. Chief Justice of the Bench, 40l.; Nicholas Fastolf. A Second Justice of the Bench, 40 marks; John de Graunsett. A Third Justice of the Bench, –— ; Roger de Preston. Custos Brevium & Rotulorum de Banco, 5l.; John de la Battalke. Narrator Domini Regis, 5l. ; John Garnon. “Second Narraur” (sic), 5 marks; Simon FitzRichard. “A Sergeant for the King, “5 marks; Richard Manning.

“Privata Feoda,”

The Treasurer of Ireland, 40l. ; Robert Poer. Chancellor of the Exchequer, 10l. ; Thomas de Monte Pessulano. A Baron of the Exchequer, 10l.; Roger de Birthorp. A second Baron, 10l. (no name). Two Chamberlains of the Exchequer, 10l. A Remembrancer of the Exchequer 10l. A Summoner of the Exchequer, 4 marks. Two Ingrossers of the Rolls, 5d. a day in the term time. The Treasurer's clerk, 5d. a day when the Chequier is open. An usher of both the Chequiers, 1}d. a day. “A chaplain of the castle and chief [sic], 50s. per annum, and for wax is S. Note, that a pound of wax cost 9d.” “Castles with the Constables, anno primo Ed. III.”;showing the payments to [the constables of] the castles of Alone, Raundon, Mackenegan, Kregfergus, Roscomon, Kildare, Limerick, Droughdaght, and Dublin, varying from 5l. to 66l. 13s. 4d., Kregfergus taking the highest sum. “To an ingener (engineer), 18l. 5s.” “Nota, that Henry Traheron and Walter de Wally [Wale, in margin] had in reward for taking of Donholt, the son of Arte Mc. Morow, which called himself King of Leinster, 110l.” In 4 Edw. III., John de Rodiard, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, was Chief Justice of the [King's] Bench.

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ST. THOMAS's, DUBLIN.

I. Grant by Stephen, son of Odo de Karreu, to the monastery of St. Mary and St. Thomas the Martyr without the

Vol. 613, f. 19.

f. 20.

walls of Dublin, of the church of Trummore, with tithes, etc. Witnesses, Robert de Barry and others.

II. Grant by Richard de Carrewe to St. Thomas's, Dublin, of a burgage in Dungarvan. Witnesses, Philip de Prendergast and others.

Latin, p. 1; “extracted out of the ledger book of St. Thomas' Abbey in Dublyn, without date.”

COPIES of WARIOUS RECORDS.*

1. Grant by [Prince] John, Earl of Moreton, to Theobald Walter, for his homage and service, of the whole of Almoldernes, by the service of three knights, “scilicet,” the town of Preston with all its appurtenances, etc.; also the whole wapentake and forest of Almoldernes; to hold of said Earl.

Witnesses, Stephen Ridell, chancellor of said Earl, and others (named).

No date. Temp. Ric. I.

2. Another grant of the same, in the same words.
Witnesses, Alan, son of the Earl, and others (named).
No date.

3. Grant by the same to the same of the town of Moreton. Witnesses, Geoffrey de Perth and others. Dated at Portsmouth (Portsmuo).

4. Grant by King Richard I. to Theobald Walter of Agemundernesse, etc. (as above.) Winchester, 22 April, 3 Ric. I. (Witnesses named.)

5. Grant by Theobald Walter to the abbey of St. Mary, Wyresdall, of the church of St. Michael super Wyresdall, with its chapels, for the souls of Kings Henry III.] and Richard [I.], of John Earl of Moreton, and Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury, brother of said Thomas. Witnesses, various abbots and others. To date.

6. Grant by Theobald Walter to the abbey of Wyresdall of the town of Hamilton (or Hammondston), for the souls, etc. (as above.) Witnesses, Hubert, Archbishop of Canterbury, and others. No date.

7. Grant by Theobald Walter, son of Hubert Walter, to the abbey of Wirisvalle (sic), of all his “haia” of Wirisvalle, for building there an abbey of the Cistercian order, who shall come

* All in Latin, except where specified to be otherwise.

f. 22.

f. 23.

from the house of Furness; the said abbey to be a daughter
of Furness for ever.
Witnesses named. No date.

8. Release by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster and Lord of Connaught, one of the heirs of Richard FitzJohn, to the Lord Theobald, the Butler of Ireland, who lately pledged his manor of Wydington in England to the said Richard FitzJohn, of all moneys due from the said manor to the said Richard. Dated at the Salmon Leap, on Sunday in the feast of the Purification, 26 Edw. [I.]

9. Receipt by Emma, late wife of Richard FitzJohn, and chief executrix of same, for 220 marks from Edward the Botiller of Ireland, by the hand of Nicholas du Mares, in full payment of 560 marks, in which Theobald, brother of said Edmond, was bound to said Richard. Querendon, 15 June, 33 Edw. [I] (French.)

10. Grant by Edmund Walter, the Butler of Ireland, to Nicholas de Mariscis, of the island of Lynholme, for life; rent, 20s. Ardmayle, 20 Jan. 7 Edw. II.

11. Grant by the same to the same of the hamlet of Reysacre, for life.

Witnesses, the Lords Thomas de Butler, Thomas de Cantewell, Matthew de Dullesbourgh, knights, of Ireland; the Lords Wm. de Clifton, Henry de Lea, Adam de Waltam, knights, and others.

No date.

12. Grant by Almaric de Bello" Fago to Edmund, son of Theobald le Botteler, in fee, of all the lands and tenements which the grantor holds of the Archbishop of Dublin on the

other side of the water of Inverthely. (Witnesses named.)

Tillagh, on the morrow of St. Michael, 11 Edw. II.

13. Inquisition, p. m. taken at Fidery, 1 Ric. II., before Robert de Lughtebourgh, Escheator of Ireland. (Names of jurors.) . Stephen de Mareis, knight, held no land of the King in chief, but held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Cloghir in ce. Tipperary of the Earl of Ormond, as of the manor of Moyalny, by royal service, when scutage runs. It is worth nothing, because it is wasted by the O'Duyres and O'Mobrions, the King's Irish enemies. He held other lands in England, where he died several years ago. James le Botteler, Earl of Ormond, is kinsman and next heir; the relationship is explained. All others of the said Stephen's kindred now living are bastards.

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