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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.

ST. ColumbA.

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.

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A genealogical account of “the issue of King Henry the Third.”

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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etc., in consideration that their walls were ruinous and their
streets unpaved, not only their fee farms, but also the King's
customs, cockets, and poundages, which were worth to the
King yearly 1,000 marks; and as the said cities and towns
are now well repaired in murage and pavage, and do nothing
with the said revenues but distribute them amongst them-
selves, every man striving to be mayor or ruler for the great
profit to be received to their own use ; and as they take little
or no customs from merchants strangers, in order that these
shall resort to them, by reason whereof few or no such mer-
chants resort to Dublin, Drogheda, and Dundalk, as they used
to do formerly, because they pay the King's custom there, so
that the King's English subjects of the four obedient shires
are destitute of salt, iron, wine, and other merchandises, and
can obtain none except from the said cities and towns, at the
second or third hand; and as the rulers of those cities buy
and sell with Frenchmen and others at war with the King,
affirming that they have liberty by charter so to do, and also
grant safe conduct to such enemies to resort amongst them;
considering also that by such grants and divers other grants
sundry persons are in possession of the King's lands; where-
fore be it enacted that all grants and gifts of the King's
revenues be resumed, repealed, and annulled from the last
day of the reign of Richard II.

12. “A true copy of King Henry the Seventh's letter to the
Mayor and Citizens of Waterford touching Parkyn

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
this purpose.

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.

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and Nicholas Asheby, and stale away from his company about
midnight, and fled with all haste. As the King had provided
for the sea coasts, they were compelled to go to the monastery
of Beaulieu, where by chance some of the King's menial ser-
vants chanced to repair; and knowing that all the country
was warned to make watch, they made instances to the said
servants to sue to the King for them; “the said Perkyn
desiring to be sure of his life, and he would come unto us,
and shew what he is.” The servants [permitted] them to
depart, and put themselves in the King's grace and pity.
When the abbot and convent demanded why they would
depart, they answered that they would go to the King with-
out any manner of constraint, in trust of his mercy and
pardon. So Perkyn came to the King at Tanton, and humbly
submitted, openly showing, in the presence of the lords and
nobles, his name to be Piers Osbeck, and that he was “none
Englishman born, but born of Torney, and son to John y
sometime while he lived comptroller of the said Torny;” and
declaring by whose means he took upon him this presumption
and folly.
Writes this news to them, as they will be glad to hear the
certainty of it. Has just learned that Parkin's wife will
shortly arrive at Exeter. Is also informed by the Bp. of
Durham that a truce has been made between England and
Scotland, and that the King of Scotland is to send a great
and solemn ambassage for a long peace to be had during both
our lives.”
“Sithence our coming to this our city of Exeter, for the
punition of this great rebellion, and for so to order the parts
of Cornwall as the people may live in their due obeisance
unto us, and in good restfulness to themselves for time to
come; the commons of this shire of Devon come daily before
us in great multitudes in their shirts, the foremost of them
having halters about their necks, and full humbly with
lamentable cries for our grace and remission, submit them-
selves unto us; whereupon doing first the chief stirrers and
misdoers to be tried out of them, for to abide their corrections
according, we grant to the residue our said grace and pardon.
And our Commissioners, the Earl of Devon, our Chamberlain,
and our Steward of Household, have done and do daily in
likewise in our country of Cornwall.”

Under the Signet, at Exeter, 17th October (year not given.)

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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

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