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Jan. 2. 236. LETTER sent to the Towns with the PROCLAMATION

Vol. 597, p. 176.

aforesaid. These are to command you to publish the proclamation

Dublin, 2 January 1579.
Contemp. copy. P. F.


Vol. 597, p. 176.

Jan. 5.
Vol. 597, p. 176a.

To imprest 1,000l. to certain captains.
Dublin, 4 January 1579.
Contemp, copy. P. 4.

238. ORDER by the LORD JUSTICE and CouncIL.

At Dublin, 5 January 1580.*—Whereas we the Lord Justice and others of the Council are to repair shortly into Munster, and others of the Council are to remain here in the English Pale, it is agreed that whatsoever action or consultation be concluded on or executed by either part of the Council shall be as permanent as if the whole Council were or had been altogether present.

Signed : William Pelham, Ad. Dublin, Cust. Sig, Tho. Ormound, G. Kildare, H. Miden., H. Wallopp, Ni. Bagnall, Jo. Garvey, Jo. Challoner, Ed. Waterhows.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.


Vol. 597, p. 177.

Sent by Mr. Cotton.

I received yesternight your letter of 15 November. I note therein your care to answer for me in some things that were directed against me. Desmond was not unadvisedly proclaimed. In the defence of my choice of you to be knighted I have declared your desert. 400 of our company are now cashed. Our late assembly has concluded a journey into Munster.

Dublin, 6 January 1579.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.


Vol. 597, p. 177a.

Sent by Mr. Cotton.

The 3rd of this month I received a letter from you, dated the last of December. When you declared your opinion of my continuance here and your own disgrace, I found it a double grief. I pray you to work my discharge as soon as is possible, and if her Majesty's displeasure be so deeply conceived towards me, I wish myself in Germany with my boy. I think Mr. Waterhowse happy, for he has wound himself out of the affairs. “And neither he, neither the Treasurer (Wallop), Sir Nicholas Malbie, [n]or myself would willingly be dealers, when you may not have the defence of our honest services.” Dublin, 6 January 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. 1.


Vol. 597, p. 178. Sent by Mr. Cotton.

You may perceive by the letters to her Majesty and the Lords what has been concluded here in this last assembly. I have caused a schedule to be added of the numbers now discharged. “My hope is that as much of those letters as concerneth the lack of treasure, munition, and victuals shall be so furthered by my Lord Treasurer (Lord Burleigh) and by you, as the service here shall receive no detriment.” The Earl of Ormond is returned back to his charge, and will lose no advantage against the enemy. I cannot carry the rest of the forces into the field till I be supplied with money and victual, but I purpose to repair to Waterford, there to expect your resolutions, having the soldiers in readiness to march towards me. I desire to be removed speedily from the government. Dublin, 6 January 1579. Signed. PostScript.—I should be left at liberty to reward men of credit and reputation [with knighthood]. Contemp. copy. P. 13.

Jan. 6. 242. FORESTALLERs, &c.
Vol. 597, p. 179. A proclamation against forestallers and regrators of mar-
kets, Gray merchants, and coursers of horses, 6 January 1579.
Signed by the Lord Justice and Council.
Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Jan. 6. 243. The O’MoREs. Vol. 597, p. 179a. “A licence to Callowgh O'More, at my Lord of Ormond's suit, to have conference with the O’Mores, and to levy 100 kerne.” Dublin, 6 January 1579. Signed by the Lord Justice and Council. Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Jan. 7. 244. LORD JUSTICE PELHAM to the LORD OF UPPER Ossory.

Vol. 597, p. 180. I have long expected your coming hither. My Lord of
Ormond marvelled much that you came not so soon as he.
His Lordship is now departed. About the 25th I purpose to
be at Waterford, where you shall find Ormond; and there I
will do my best to make a full conclusion of your causes.
Dublin, 7 January 1579.
Contemp. copy. P. #.

Jan. 8. 245. The LORD JUSTICE and CouncIL to the QUEEN. Vol. 597,p. 180a. Sent by Mr. Cotton. According to your direction for assembling your Council and nobility here, touching an hosting to be made in Munster and for the guard of your Pale during the prosecution of the

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war there, we have met here the day assigned. I, the Earl of
Ormond, repaired hither in post. As you wish that I, the
Earl of Kildare, should be appointed to the guard of the Pale,
I desire to be joined with the Lord Keeper, and to have the
assistance of your Marshal and others. We require money,
victuals, horsemeat, munition, and men.
Dublin, 8 January 1579.
Signed : William Pelham, Ad. Dublin., Cust. Sig., Tho.
Ormonde, G. Kildare, H. Miden., H. Wallope, Ni. Bagnall,
Ni. Malbie, Lucas Dillon, Jo. Garvie, Jo. Challoner.
Postscript.—“We cannot borrow anything of any town,
notwithstanding that all your Majesty's debts which was
borrowed of them is paid ; saving at Corke, which we think
is satisfied with munition from England.”
Contemp. copy. I’p. 4.

246. The softD JUSTICE and CouncIL to the COUNCIL in


Sent by Mr. Cotton.

Assembly of the nobility and Council here, for the prosecution of the rebels in Munster with a double force, and for the guard of the Pale in the absence of me, the Lord Justice. As a good store of malt is provided at Bristol, we desire that 300 quarters thereof may be sent to Limerick with the rest of the provision. Corruption of the victuallers. Order taken to prevent wasting of victuals. We have spent the last penny of the treasure lately sent out of England. Petition of Mr. Waterhouse to be discharged of his place of Secretary.

As I, the Lord Justice, find the burthen of this service too heavy for me, I request to be discharged after my return from Munster.

Dublin, 10 January 1579. Signed.

Postscript.—Sir Nicholas Bagnall, Knight Marshal, is left in the North, for the better stay of that border, and for none other cause. We have joined the Treasurer's clerk with John Thickpennie.

II. List of the “bands of soldiers, pensioners, and wards cashed in December and January 1579; the copy hereof was sent to the Council by Mr. Cotton, the 10th of January 1579.” Men, 410; money, 610l. 5s. 8d.

Contemp. copy. Pp. 5.

247. The LoRD JUSTICE and Council, to the QUEEN.

Anthony Lowe, one of your pensioners, has served your Majesty for 16 years past, and is growing now in years. We beseech you to license him to live in England, and that his pension of 58, by the day may be paid in the Exchequer in England, in such sort as you have dealt with old Captain Portas and others.

Dublin, 10 January 1579. Signed.

Contemp. copy. P. l.

1580. Jan. 10. 248. The LORD JUSTICE and COUNCIL to the LORDS in Vol. 597, p. 185a. ENGLAND.

Amongst such pensioners as were lately discharged here, George Coolie, the eldest son of Sir Henry Coolie, was one, who has been trained by his father in the army. His old father, having no entertainment of her Majesty, cannot maintain him. In respect of his match with [the daughter of] the Archbishop of Dublin we pray that some consideration may be had of him, the rather because by his living he is a borderer, and in continual action against the O'Chonnors and their loose followers.

Dublin, 10 January 1579.

Signed : William Pelham, He, Wallopp, Ni. Bagnall, Ni. Malbie, Jo. Challoner.

Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Jan. 11. 249. Lond JUSTICE PELHAM to the EARL of ORMOND.

Vol. 597, p. 186. I have appointed to be on the 25th at Waterford, where I hope we shall meet. Three bands are to be sent to Kilmalloke. I set forward on my journey on the 18th. We must prorogue the general hosting until we may be better provided. Dublin, 11 January 1579. Signed. Contemp. copy. P. 1.

Jan. 11. 250. LORD JUSTICE PELHAM to the MAYOR and Bishop of Vol. 597, p. 186a. LIMERICK.

Some motion was made by me for taking up the Bishop's house to stow grain in. As the Queen is to have the present use of the said house, and also the abbey there, which the Earl held, we require you, the Mayor, to cause them to be cleaned and made ready, and to leave the charge thereof with Stephen White Fitzs)ominicke.

Dublin, 11 January 1579. Signed.

Contemp. copy. 12. 3.

Jan. 11. 251. MUNSTER.

Vol. 597, p. 187. A patent for martial law granted to [Sirl Warham Sent-
leger, Provost Marshal of Munster, the 11th of January 1579.
Signed by Pelham at the beginning.
Contemp. copy. Pp. 2.

II. Instructions annexed to the patent for martial law aforesaid, respecting idle persons, vagabonds, rhymers, aiders of outlaws and rebels, suspected persons, bodrags, robberies, stealths, Gray merchants, coursers of horses, makers of aquat

vita, &c. The premises to be published in every parish

At the chd of every month you are to certify how many
have been executed by this your commission of martial law.


Jan. 11. Vol. 597, p. 192.

Jan. 12.

Vol. 597, p. 196a.

Such of the gentlemen and freeholders as make default in rising out with the sheriff upon warning given, shall forfeit the first time 20s. Ir., and the second time 40s, and suffer 12 days' imprisonment in the Castle of Dublin.

Sigmed by Pelham in two places.

Contemp. copy. Pp. 7.

252. The MUSTERs.

Names of the commissioners appointed for the musters in every county and barony within the Pale, 11 January 1579.

“Every parish, every barony, then the whole county, to certify the books from 16 years of age until 60, to the Lord Justice and Council.”

Contemp. copy. Pp. 9.

253. The LORD JUSTICE and COUNCIL to the LORDS in


“We have received intelligence by two English barks lately arrived at Galway, and freighted from Spain, that a general stay is made of all our shipping there, and that one of the masters of these barks had warning by an English merchant to depart. The other saith he made an escape, and did see the sails taken from the rest of the fleet. They affirm that the King hath in St. Marie Port and certain havens adjoining 25,000 soldiers, mariners, and slaves, great quantity of munition and a large proportion of victuals, but to what end they know not. And whether this report be true, or given forth to raise the prices of wines out of those foreign parts, wherewith they are freighted, we leave it to your Ll's judgment, who have daily intelligence from those countries.”

Captain Clinton (who has a little bark in the river Shenen) and Oliver Stevenson, constable of the Glanes, have done good service upon the rebels. Sir John of Desmond has lately spoiled all Sir William Burke's country, as a revenge for the death of James FitzMorris. The constable of Crome, one Lacie, is revolted to the rebels. Ormond's letters to the Baron of Lixenawe were by the Baron shewed to Sir James of Desmond, and for the strengthening of the combination between him and the confederates, he has put away his wife, and married the wife of James FitzMorris.

“The Attorney writeth that one William McMorris, lately received into protection, and a man well trusted by the traitors, affirmeth that Ulicke Borke, son to the Earl of Clanricard, Turlough O'Brian, brother to the Earl of Thomond, and Mahonne McEnaspike O'Bryne have made faithful promise to join with the rebels, and that Ulicke Bourke hath promised to procure unto them the aid of 1,000 Scots. Upon which intelligence, I, the Governor of Connaught," being sent for by

* Sir Nicholas Malbie, Colonel of Connaught, whose signature is appended to this letter.

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