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parts, some having been endorsed at Haverford. Do not know what answer to make till they have the King's commands. (No date.)

French. “Copied out of the original,”

6. Mandate to Gerald FitzMaurice, “Justicer” of Ireland, to cause the law of England touching sisters being co-heirs (which is expounded at length) to be observed in Ireland, as “certain knights of the parts of Ireland have lately informed us that when any land doth descend unto sisters within our dominion of Ireland the justices errants in those parts are in doubt whether the younger sisters within our dominions of Ireland ought to hold of the eldest sister, and do homage to her, or not.”

Dated 9 Feb. 4 Hen. III.
English [translation]. Headed: “14 Hen. III.” (sic).

7. Notes of the following Acts of Parliament made at Westminster :—

13. Edw. I., touching merchants; to be observed in Ireland. 27 Edw. III., for a staple of wools, etc., in four cities only of Ireland. 14 Edw. III., “An Act for free trade between England and Ireland;” with a confirmation of the same. I Hen. V., to avoid “all Irishmen and Irish clerks [and] beggars called chamberdekins " out of England; with exceptions. All Irishmen having benefices in Ireland to dwell upon them. 4 Hen. V., “against spiritual men of mere Irish birth.”

1 Hen. VI., to avoid all Irishmen out of England within one month, as divers murders, rapes, robberies, felonies, riots, conventicles, and other offences have been done in divers counties of England by people born in Ireland repairing to Oxenford, and there resident under the jurisdiction of the university, to the great fear of the people dwelling thereabout; except graduates in the schools, men having benefices in England, etc., etc.; with numerous other provisions, including this one,—that no Irishman shall come to reside at Oxford or Cambridge or elsewhere without bringing letters from the Lieutenant of Ireland testifying that he is of the King's obeisance.

(Quoted in full.)
Act of 2 Hen. VI., confirming the preceding Act.

8. Note of a grant to Philip Barry, Lord Barry, alias Young Barry, of the lands late of John Barry, Lord Barry. Pat. 1 Mary, part 2.

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p. 307.

9. Note of a protection to William Barry, Lord Barry, to come to England with 40 armed persons. “Billa, Sigmatae in annis 4, 5, 6 Hem. VII.

Headed: “Anno 6 Hen. VII. in Rott. Canc. Angl.”

KING, [? HEN. VI.]

Showing that the counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary have withstood the King's Irish enemies and English rebels these many winters at their own costs. But lately the Earl of Desmond came wiih his host to the borders of the said counties, “and fet (fetched) in to him.” McGyllepatrike of Ossory, O'Morthe of Leyt (sic), and Downyll Rewagh, with their hosts. They then came into the said counties, and burned, wasted, and destroyed many towns, (named,) with the church of the Freghanes, killing women and children, to the injury of the lords spiritual of those counties, and of the Dukes of York and Buckingham and the Earl of Ormond. Since the Conquest, the said counties “took never such rebuke" of the King's Irish enemies. After the destruction was ended, the Earl of Desmond conducted the said enemies into their own countries. Beseech the King to “do correction here.” Sealed by John Abp of Cassell; Davy, Dean, and the Chapter of Cassell; Patrick, Abbot of Inchelewnagh; “Feralde,” Abbot of the Holy Cross; Philip, Abbot of Kylcowyll; Denis, Abbot of the Roche of Cassell; William, Prior of the Cather; Patrick, Sovereign, and the commons of Clomell; Thomas, Portreeve, and the commons of Cashell; Oliver, Portreeve, and the commons of Fytherd; Thomas, Portreeve, and the commons of the Carryke. (No date.)

Copy, temp. Jac. I. Pp. 2.

JAMES EARL of ORMOND, Lieutenant.

Testimonial by Jordan, Bishop of Cork and Clone, the Deans and Chapter of the same, the Mayor, Bailiffs, etc. of Cork, William Lord Barry, “Esquire,” Sheriff of co. Cork, Morys Lord Roche, and the Sovereign and commons of Yoghyll, to James Earl of Ormond, late Deputy, to Lyon Lord Welles (formerly Lieutenant in Ireland), and now Lieutenant to the King in this land; stating that he has acquitted himaself justly and truly in his said office, and “hath laboured with great hosts to the said city and county and the parts thereabout, where as he hath chastised and warred the King's enemies and rebels, and put them in dread, and comforted greatly” the liege people, without any extortion or oppression done to any true liege man. Written at Cork, 9th January, 21 Hen. VI.

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SUMMONSEs To WARs, etc.”

I. Wascon Roll, 18 Edw. II., m. 25, dorse.—Summons to Thomas Fitz John Earl of Kildare to the war in Aquitane; sent by John Darcy, Justiciary of Ireland, and Nicholas Fastolf, Chief Justice “ad placita praefatum. Justic. Sequentia.” Westminster, 30 Oct.

Similar summonses were sent to Maurice Fitz Thomas, Thomas le Botiller, William de Burgh, John de Barre, Arnold le Poer, John le Poer Baron de Donoyll, Richard de Maundeville, Walter de Cusak, Nicholas de Verdun, Richard de Tuyt, George de Roche, Maurice de Rochfort, William de Caunceton, Thomas de Dene, Reymond L'Ercedekne, John FitzBenedict le Poer, William de Bermyngham, Hugh Laghle, Alan FitzWarin, Richard de Bermyngham, Walter de Valle, William de London, Miles de Cogan, Henry de Roche de Routhre, William Haket, Simon de Genevill, Lionel (?) FitzStephen, Robert le Sauvage, Walter Wogan, John de la Rokele, Herbert de Marisco, Richard le Waleys, Henry de Vernoil, John de Bermyngham, Earl of Louth, the Archbishops of Dublin, Armagh, Cashel, and Tuam, the Bishops of Ossory, Cork, Lismore, Kildare, Coyners (Connor), Down, Fernes, Meath, and Limerick, Walter de Cusak, Robert Trussell de Ros, William Utlawe of Kilkenny, Matthew de Bath of Drogheda, John Galegre of Cork, Robert de Notyngham [of] Dublin, William de Clebury, parson of the Church of Trymm.

II. Close Roll, 16 Edw. II., m. 18.—Summons to Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, to Carlisle, for the war against the Scots. Hathelseye, 8 Dec.

Similar summonses to the following:—Thomas FitzJohn, Earl of Kildare, Maurice FitzThomas, William de Burgh, John de Barri, John le Power, Baron of Donnoyl, Arnold le Power, Nicholas de Verdon, Walter de Cusak, Maurice de Rochford, Simon de Genevyle, Richard le Waleys.

III. Close Roll, 18 Edw. II, m. 37, dorse—Letter from the King to Thomas FitzJohn, Earl of Kildare, stating that John Darcy, Justiciary of Ireland, has related to the King verbally that the Earl had in all things shewed his good and faithful demeanor towards the King, who returns special thanks, and commands him to continue assisting the Justiciary with his advice and aid. Desires credence for the said John. Westm., 18 Aug.

Similar letters were sent to other persons named (almost the same as in § I.).

IV. Close Roll, 1 Edward III., part 1, m. 16. –Letter from

the King to Maurice Fitz Thomas, announcing that, by the will and assent of the late King Edw. II., and at the request

* There is a copy of these in MS. 610, calendared ante.

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of the late Parliament at Westminster, he has appointed
Thomas Fitz John, Earl of Kildare, Justiciary of Ireland.
Westm., 14 Feb.
Similar letters to the following:—James le Botiller, John
de Bermyngham, Earl of Louth, Nicholas de Verdoun, Miles
de Verdon, Richard Tuyt, Simon de Genevill, William de
Bermyngham, Thomas le Butiller, Arnald Poer, John Poer,
Baron of Donoyll, George de la Roche, David de la Roche,
John de Barry, Walter de Burgh, Richard de Maundevill,
Henry de Maundevill, Thomas de Deen, Peter de Cogan.

v. Close Roll., 1 Edw. III., part 2, m. 21.—Letter from the King to Maurice Fitz Thomas, stating that by the will, etc. (as above) he had undertaken the government of the kingdom. Durham, 16 July.

Similar letters to John de Birmyngham, Earl of Louthe, Maurice le Fitz Thomas, James le Botiller, Maurice de Rocheford John Power, Baron of Donill.

VI. Close Roll, 5 Edw. III., pt. 1, m. 22, dorse, and pt. 2, m. 12.—Mandate to Wm. de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, to be assistant to Antony de Lacy, Justiciary, and other officers lately appointed by the King in Ireland. Croydon, 27 Feb.

Similar letters were directed to the following:—James le Botiller, Earl of Ormond, Maurice Fitz Thomas, Earl of Dessemond, the Prior of St. John's of Jerusalem in Ireland, Ric. Tuyt, Simon de Genevill, Wm. de Bermyngham, the Archbishops of Armagh, Dublin, Tuam, and Cashel, the Bishop of Meath, Eustace le Poer, Henry de Vernoille, Maurice de Rocheford, John son of Robert le Poer, Reymond le Ercedeakne, Walter de Burgh, the Bishops of Down, Connor, Ardagh, Kildare, and Fernes, Ric. de Maundevill, the citizens of Dublin, Drogheda, Waterford, Cork, and Limerick, the Bishops of Leighlin, Waterford, Limerick, Cork, Cloyne, Emly, and Lismore..

vii. Close Roll, 5 Edw. III., pt. 2, m. 12, dorse.—Summons to Wm. de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, to a conference with the King touching the King's intended passage to Ireland.

Similar letters to Wm. de Bermyngham, Knight, and Walter de Burgh.

W.M. de BURGH.

Inspeximus and exemplification by Terence (Tirlagh) Bishop of “Laonesi,” of a charter of King John in the 3rd year of his reign, granting to William de Burgh and his heirs five knights' fees called Toth, in which was situated Castle Conyn. Dated in the Cathedral Church, 13 Aug. 1566, at the request of Wm. de Burgh, captain of his nation, “ac domini patria, Willelmi’—(Clanwilliam).

Copy Lat., P. l. On the dorse is a note by Carew touching the extent of the lands granted above.

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I. [Petition of the Clergy of Ireland to the King?] for redress of the wrongs done to the Church in depriving it of the secular liberties and privileges granted by various benefactors. It begins by referring to the bull of indulgence granted by Pope Adrian to King Henry II. for the subjugation of Ireland, and for enlarging the limits of the Church; and complains that those limits have been narrowed. It refers to John Fitz Geoffrey, formerly Justiciary of Ireland. At the end the above-mentioned bull is quoted at length.

Latin, temp. Edw. I. (?); parchment.

II. [Memorandum] that to remove the bad law and abuses existing in Ireland “en dreit de I resche lange,” all the Irish give to the King, for the sake of having the common law which the English have, etc., 10,000 marks, by the plevin of David Abp of Cassel, Mayou Bishop of Kildolo, and David Bp. of Ymlach (Emly), who are present and mainprise, to have five other bishops of the province of Cassel to prefer the same plevin, upon all the temporalities of the archbishopric, for the term of five years.

French, temp. Hen. II. (); parchment.

III. Copy of a breve from Pope Alexander to the King of

Has heard that a detestable corruption has found itself a place among the powerful Englishmen who inhabit Ireland, namely, that they do not permit any Irishman, although he be of free condition, to enjoy any inheritance falling to him by will or from an intestate, or to have a lawful successor and heir to his goods; and if he be expelled from his inheritance, redress from the secular court is denied him. It is requisite for the King's fame among men, and for his salvation with God, that the English and Irish, both small and great, in his kingdom, should be judged with an equal judicial balance. Exhorts the King to extirpate such depravities. Dated at the Lateran, 5 Kal. Feb., in the 2nd year of his pontificate.

Latin, temp. Hem. III. (?); parchment.

Iv. Extract touching the lands of William le Fiz Warin in Holwestre, held of Richard de Burgh and of the King; also touching the lands of Henry and Robert de Maundevile, Thomas de Maund, and Thomas Fiz Ryeshard].

Latin, temp. Edw. I. (?); parchment. v. “Remembrance de parler a nie St le Roy et son Counseil prlestat et governaile de la terre Dirlande.” Latin, temp. Itic. II. ; parchment.

* This has been calendared before in this volume from a copy.

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