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VI. “Pro Statu Hiberniæ" (11 articles).
[Petition]t that the King would grant the temporalities of the archbishopric of Dublin, when they fall into his hands, for the repair of the great hall in Dublin Castle. That he would appoint Wm. Hankeford, Rob. Faryngton, John Kirkeby, Rob. Cleydon, John Lilleston, Tho. Rede, Hugh Lutrell, Thomas Freesby, John Castelton, and John Brettan to certain offices; and commission some of them to inquire into the doings of former officers. Statutes to be granted under the great seal against admirals and their deputies, and against purveyors. John Melton, lieutenant of the King's Treasurer in Ireland, to have a special protection for his defence against all men, as James Bilyngefore, clerk of the Crown, will declare to the King. The same lieutenant to have a writ patent under the Great Seal of England to all the King's ministers and subjects there [in Ireland], that he be admitted to his office, without hindrance, and without regard to any ordinance or grant under the King's seal of Ireland, etc. The Treasurer and his lieutenant to have power to appoint auditors to audit the accounts of all previous Treasurers of Ireland, and to make certificate. The King to command his council to certify on what day William Lescrop, Knight, surrendered to the King Uriel and the town of Drogheda, with the profits of the same. Lastly, that the King would grant to John Melton, the King's presentee to the prebend of Houth in the cathedral church of Dublin, a writ of praemumire facias against Master John Taaf, Apostolic provisor, adversary of said John Melton, and against all his abettors, counsellors, and assistants, as the law demands. On the dorse are the “Council’s” answers, mostly defaced. The last article is granted.
Latim, temp. Itic. II. (); parchment.
I. “The judgment of Columbanus, whereby it appears that the seven Toaghes of the Glinnes and the Isle of Raghlins are Irish ground, in anno 563.” (Taken from “the Book of the Life of St. Columbe.”)
Copy in Irish, made October 1618. The heading is by Carew. Pp. 2.
II. Translation of the same.
Incipit.—“Let us speak here how St. Columbe concluded a peace between the men of Ireland and the men of Scotland concerning Dalriada.” Expl.— . . . “before St. Columbe and the men of Ireland, at the assembly of Dromceatt, in the year of our Lord 563.” Pp. 2.
f It seems from the answers to have been addressed to the Council [of England], as the last article is said to be granted “per Consilium.”
5. G. G.
A genealogical account of “the issue of King Henry the Third.”
1. Letter from J. Bp. of Norwich to King John, touching the grant to Alan [de] Galway of Dalreth with the Island of Rathlin.—Charter" Roll, 14 John. 2. Grant to Alan FitzRoland of the Island of Rathrim and other lands.-Charter Roll, 17 John. 3. Mandate to Alan de Galowey to come to the King, to do homage.—Close Roll, 4 Hem. III. 4. Mandate to the Justiciary to put the said Alan in possession of his lands.-Ibid. 5. Similar warrant to the Sheriff of Rutland touching lands there.—1bid. 6. Another mandate to the Justiciary to give seizin to said Alan of the Island of Rathrim, &c.—-Ibid. 7. Mandate to the Justiciary to make inquisition touching the lands of John Byset, deceased, son and heir of John Byset, in Ireland.—Escaet, 6 Edw. I. 8. Inquisition taken accordingly.—Ibid.f 9. Grant to John de Athie of the lands late of Hugh Byset (who has adhered to the Scots,) in the Island of Raghery.— Patent Roll, 12 Edw. II., m, 1. All these copies are said to be examined by George Robson, and certified by John Borough.
1. Charter of Henry to the “hostmen” of Waterford, taking them into his protection. (No date.)
2. Inspeximus of a petition in Parliament of the Mayor and Commonalty for power to levy pontage, pannage (poundage 8), murage, and toll, granted them by Henry II., from the tenants of the Hospitallers of St. John's of Jerusalem, who claim to be exempt from the same by a charter of the said King, 36 Edw. III. The petition is in French.
3. Grant to the Mayor and Commonalty of the custom called Coket, in consideration of the injuries received by them from the King's Irish enemies. 37 Edw. III.
4. Inspeximus of a record of pleas at Dublin, between the city of Waterford and the sovereign and town of Rosse,
* So in MS., but the document is not on the Charter, but on the Patent Roll, which has been printed.
f The originals of these still exist in the Public Record Office. (See Calendar of Inquisitions, P. M.)
reciting the city's charters of liberties at great length. 13 Edw. IV.
5. Grant to the city of Waterford, in consideration of its great decay and of the injuries done to it by Irish enemies and English rebels, of the reversion of the annuity of 101. which Nicholas Strangwish has from the fee farm of the city by grant of Henry VI. Date, 14 Edw. IV.
6. Incorporation by the mayor and citizens of Waterford of the shoemakers, leather merchants, &c. of that city; with certain privileges. 36 Eliz.
7. Confirmation of certain liberties. 11 Eliz.
8. Grant to the city of Waterford that it shall be a county in itself. 16 Eliz.
9. Grant to the same, that the hamlets of Killotheram and Ballinekille and the preceptory of Kilbarrie, from the river Suire to the metes of Kilure, shall be regarded as within the bounds of the city; also of the “chief fish” in every fisherboat coming into the said port, for the erection and maintenance of a tower called “a blockhouse,” for the defence of the shipping there. 25 Eliz.
10. Commission from Henry VII. to the mayor, bailiffs and commonalty of Waterford. Whereas the King's rebel the Earl of Kildare not long ago confederated with certain other rebels and traitors, with the aid of the inhabitants of Dublin, but were subdned by the King, and as the said Earl, with the support of the said inhabitants, still presumptuously uphold their seditious opinions, the King charges and empowers the said Mayor, &c. to arrest, seize, and take as many of such rebels as they “shall now attain unto by sea and by land,” with all their goods and merchandises, “and to employ the same to the behoof and common weal of our said city of Waterford.” Castle of Warwick, 24 Oct. 3 Hen. VII.
11. “A copy of the Act procured by the Earl of Kildare, then Lord Deputy of Ireland, and others of the north of Ireland, to be passed in Ireland by the King's authority against the city of Waterford, and other cities and towns of Munster, temp. R. H. 8.”
The Commons pray that whereas the King's father, Henry VII, did grant to Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Youghall,
* The preceding charters are in Latin. The following documents, as far as f. 262, are in English.
etc., in consideration that their walls were ruinous and their
12. “A true copy of King Henry the Seventh's letter to the
Has received their writing, dated the 1st inst., whereby the King perceives that Perkyn Warbick came to the haven of Cork on 26th July last, and that he intends to sail thence to Cornwall. Thanks them for this certificate, and for its speedy sending ; it arrived on the 5th inst., in the morning. Requests them to send the news of those parts from time to time. Manor of Woodstock, 6th Aug. (year not specified.)
[P.S..]—Prays them to endeavour to take the said Perkin,
and send him to the King, for which they shall have a reward
of 1,000 marks. They should set forth ships to the sea for
13. Henry VII. to the Mayor and Citizens of Waterford.
Perkyn Warbeck, with the rebels of Cornwall, lately advanced to the city of Exeter, “which was denied unto them.” They then went to Tanton, where they heard that the Chamberlain, the Steward of the Household, Sir John Chelynye, and others had arrived as far as the monastery of Glastonbury. Perkyn took with him John Heron, Edward Skelton,
* This letter and the following one do not appear to have been published.
and Nicholas Asheby, and stale away from his company about
Under the Signet, at Exeter, 17th October (year not given.)
14. [Henry VIII.] to the Earl of Kildare, Lord Deputy of Ireland.
Although the King has granted the Earl licence to hold Parliament in Ireland, and to make acts and ordinances, yet as the city of Waterford, by force of divers privileges and ancient customs granted by the King his father, and others