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CALENDAR 



PATENT AND CLOSE 

ROLLS OF CHANCERY 

IN 

IRELAND, 

OF THE REIGNS OF 

HENRY YHL; EDWARD YL, MARY, AND ELIZABETH. 

VOL. I. 



EDITED BY 

JAMES MORRIN, 

^CLEEK OF ENROLMENTS IN CHANCERY. 

BY AL'THOKITT OF THE LOKD3 COJOnsSIOSEKS OF HER MAJESTY'S TREASURY, UXDEK 
THE DIRECTION OF THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS OF IRELAND. 




DUBLIN: 

PRINTED BY ALEX. THOM & SONS, 87 & 88, ABBEY-STREET, 

FOR HER JUJESIY'S STATIONERY OFFICE. 

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PREFACE. 



Lord Coke defines a record to be "an anthentic and uncon- 
troulable testimony in vrriting, contained in rolls of parch- 
ment, and preserved in conrts of record ;" and records are said 
to be " ' ilonumeDta qnse nos recorda vocamus sunt veritatis 
et vettistatis vestigia' — a. monument of so hish a nature as it 
imports in itself such an absolute verity, as if it be pleaded, 
' there is no such record,' it shall not receive trial bv wit- 
ness, jury, or otherwise, but by itself; for, in evidence before 
a jury, the copy of a record will be sufficient proof of its 
existence and contents." 

In every age, the records of a country have been esteemed 
interesting to its inhabitants. They reveal the mysteries of 
remote ages, minister to national importance, perhaps to 
national vanity, and afford instructive contrast with modem 
times. They invite a desire of inquiry, whether they be 
regarded as serving to illustrate national history, or as 
the expositors of individual rights ; treasures of which it is 
difficult to decide whether they belong with a greater " em- 
phasis of interest" to the civilian or to the sage ; and as thev 
register the reminiscences either of prosperity or decay, an 
acquaintance with them suggests admiration of deeds of illus- 
trious note, or detestation of ignorance or iniquitv. 

As has been well observed: " Science and literature have 
many departments, not one of which is undeserving of our 
regard, so long as it is cultivated in a liberal and philosophic 
spirit ; but the history of our own country and of its language 
has especial claims on our consideration. It is no morbid 
feeling which leads us to turn with a longing and affectionate 
interest to our ancient history and literature. It is no 
fond national conceit which inspires us with the desire to 



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VI PREFACE. 

gather and preserve those of its scattered records which have 
escaped the tooth of time or the ravages of barbarism." 

The Grecians and the Romans were solicitous for the pre- 
servation of their recortls; and in the hieroglyphics of the 
Egyptians and the Assyrians we find imperishable memorials 
of their history and habits. 

In "cncral, histories show abundant marks of ignorance and 
incorrectness with regard to the existence and contents of our 
public records, a fact of which there is uniform testimony 
from the daj-s of Lord Bacon and Lord Coke to our own 
times. When a person engaged in historical or antiquarian 
research wishes to build upon the evidence of public docu- 
ments — the only sure foundation of historical truth — it ordi- 
narilv hajipens that in the progress of Ids incjuiry he is obliged 
to refer to many records, as it is obvious that the records of 
nations must be a princijial source upon which the history of 
those nations ought to be founded, and it is necessary for 
literary men, for the establishment of truth, to verify the 
authorities and references of early writers, yet how few have 
considered the importance of them in this respect? Infinite 
are the aids to be found in our record repositories, if they can 
be but brought to light. How much of the' internal convul- 
sions of Ireland and its position, may be ascribed to a conceal- 
ment, mutilation, or destruction of legal and constitutional 
evidences ? .Such was the opinion of the late Burton Conyng- 
ham, who wished to have the records of Ireland explored, 
authenticated and explained, after the manner of Ilymer, and 
at the public expense; and many valuable remains of antiquity, 
for want of an casj' and jiroper access to them, have long been 
Avithheld from public notice. 

Mr. Gilbert, the learned historian of the city of Dublin, 
states, that " owing to the inaccuracy, neglect, and mcagre- 
ness of previous \raters, the investigator is, at the present day, 
in his researches among unpublished and unindexcd original 
documents, obliged to encounter dilliculties and obstacles un- 
known to those who are not conversant with the neglected state 
of various departments of the historic literature of Ireland;" 
and suggests, " that the Goverinnerit would adopt measures for 



PREFACE. VU 

tlie publication of the ancient unpublished Anglo-Irish public 
records, numbers of which, containing important historic 
materials, are now mouldering to decay ; while the unindexed 
and unclassified condition of tliose in better preservation, ren- 
ders their contents almost unavailable toliterary investigators. 
These observations apply more especially to the statutes and 
enactments of the early Anglo-Irish parliaments, upwards of 
twelve hundred of which still remain unpublished, although 
the ancient legal institutes of England, Scotland, and Wales, 
have been long since printed at the public expense. The most 
valuable illustrations of the history of the English ijovernment 
in Ireland are derivable from these Anglo-Irish statutes." Mr. 
Gilbert complains, that " while in other countries the publica- 
tion of the national records, and the labours of previous dili- 
gent investigators, have facilitated the inquiries of historians, 
the total absence of such aids in this country, imposed upon 
him the double task of deciphering and collating the ancient 
documents in the various record repositories." 

The venerable Bede informs us that " Irish academies were 
numerous, and her schools full of all nations ;" historians have 
transmitted to us accounts of the anxiety of the Irish for the 
preservation of their records ; and we are informed that jjre- 
vious to the introduction of Christianity, periodical assemblies 
were ordered for the purpose of examining and regulating 
their monuments of antiquity, genealogies and chronicles; 
and whatever was approved of as authentic, was registered 
or enrolled for the benefit of posterity. 

Others incoi-rectly assert that the Irish, before the Engli.sh 
Conquest, had not any regular system of laws or government, 
or the benefit of offices of record for the custody of the material 
transactions of the State ; and that possibly afforded a good rea- 
son why the history of those remote times is so mysterious and 
unsatisfactory. If so, the collections concerning Irish affairs 
from the Tower of Loudon, contained in Rymer, Prynne, and a 
few others, show a material improvement in this respect. What 
the labom's of Mr. Rymer have accomplished, in an historical 
way, is well known; and from the like fund of materials some 
historian hereafter may be found to do credit to Ireland. 



VIU PREFACE. 

In tlie creat assemblies of civilized nations tlie rank of 
Ireland was once recognised. We read in Lynch, that 
after the re^^val of learning in Europe, when national preten- 
sions had been duly investigated, and indeed more jealously 
guarded, the antiquity of Ireland as a kingdom was dis- 
cussed before a competent tribunal. On one of those im- 
portant occasions, when the Kings and States of the Christian 
world assembled for regulatinf; national rishts, as well as 
other affairs of equal magnitude, and formed those great pub- 
lic Councils called the " Parliaments of Christendom," or 
" Senates of Europe," this point, as to Ireland's antiquity, was 
brought to issue. It appears by the enrolments of the French 
Rolls in the Tower, that a public Council was convoked in the 
city of Constance, and Henry the Fifth, then King of England, 
being unable to be personally jiresent, as he intended, at the 
assembly, or, as he says, " quia taliter pra.'pcditi quod ibidem 
juxta votura nostras mentis iiersonaliter interesse ncquimus," 
addressed royal letters to the other Kings of Eurojie requiring 
protection and safe conduct for the Abbot of York and other 
of his Abbots, then repairing to Constance, as also exemption 
for them, their attendants and retinue, from the usual dues 
payable while travelling through foreign dominions. Henry, 
at the same time, executed royal instruments whcreliy he 
made it known to the Council, that, being prevented from 
attending in person, he had appointed as his " Ambassiatores, 
Oratores, veros ct indubitatos, Procuratores, Actores, Fac- 
tores et Nuncios speciales," the Bishops of ]?;ith and Wells and 
St. David's, the Abbot of Westminster, the Earl of Warwick, 
and others, to bo present at such general Council, and in his 
name, and for him, to treat, discuss, and do all things neces- 
sary; and the character of the men who sat in this assembly 
as rejirescntatives of England, may be gathered from the 
words of a cotemporary historian : — " Utquu de aliis tnceanms, 
<le regno Anglias missi sunt ad concilium viri valde venera- 
biles Salisburiensis, Bathoniensis, llerefordensis Episco]!!, et 
cum his. Abbas Westmonastcrii, Prior Wigornia^ et plures alii 
poUentes ingenio, religione fainosi : horuni ca3tum lionoravit 
inultipliciter prajsentia Coniitis Warwceusis." 



PREFACE. IX 

" On tlie opening of this assembly, however, the rank and 
precedency of Henry's ambassadors in the Conncil became a 
subject of contention between them and the ambassadors of 
France. In favoiu- of the latter country, while great learning 
and ingenuity were displayed, the cause of England was 
vigorously maintained, as might be expected from the rank 
and talents of those who represented her; and pending this 
contest, the affairs of Europe were laid aside, that the Council 
might determine this arduous question. At length the 
assemblv rave iudcment in favour of England, and one of 
the principal and most cogent reasons for England having 
thus obtained rank and precedency over her powerful rival 
will be found in the following argument of the British 
ambassadors : — ' Satis enim constat, secundum Albertum mag- 
num et Bartholomeum de proprietatibus rerum, quod toto 
mundo in tres partes diviso, viz., Asiam, Africam et Europam : 
Europa in quatuor dividitur regna : — primum, viz., Romanum ; 
secundum, Constantinopolitantim ; tertium, Regnum Hibei'- 
nias, quod jam translatum est in Anglicos : et quartum, Reg- 
num Hispanise ; ex quo patet quod Rex AngliiB et regnum 
suum de eminentioribus antiquioribus regibus et regnis totius 
EuropjB, quam prerogativam Regnum Franciaj non fertur 
obtinere.' " 

Our records contain much curious and valuable informa- 
tion, and are calculated to throw great light upon many of 
the principal events of the periods to which they relate, and 
amongst those now remaining, none are more illustrative of 
the time than an ancient Pipe Roll of the year 1171. By this 
document we find that Henry H., when abou^t making a voy- 
age royal into Ireland, in that year, "proclaimed scutage 
throughout his dominions ; in consequence, all those hold- 
ing in cajnte, by military service, were bound to accom- 
pany the king in his expedition; and if not proceeding in 
person, were allowed to send so many knights, or to make 
pecuniary compensation, in proportion to the service due 
out of the estates which they held under the Crown. The 
purposes to which this money was applied by the king, or, 
imder his orders, by Randulph de Glanville, are set forth 



X PREFACE. 

on tlie Roll, and tlie princijjal payments seem to liavc been 
made for the equipment, provisions, and shipping of tlie army, 
M'hich, numerically, from those payments we can perceive 
far exceeded the foi'ce described by our historians ; some of 
the smaller items are not undeserving of notice at this day. 
Thus we find 26*. 2d. (or gilding the king's swords; £12 10a. 
for 1,000 lbs. of wax; 118.s-. 7(/. for 59 lbs. of almonds sent to 
the king in Ireland; 15s. lid., for five carts, to bring the 
wardrobe of the king's household from Stafford to Chester, on 
their way to Ireland; £10 7s. fur spices and electuaries for 
Josephus i\Iedicus, his Majesty's doctor; £4 for a ship carry- 
ing the armour of Robert Power; £29 Oa. 2d. for wine bought 
at Waterfiiril ; Os. Sd. for the cari-iage of the treasure from 
Oxford to Winton ; £333 Gn. Sd. to John, the jMarshall, to carry 
over to the king in Ireland; and £200 to the king's chamber- 
lain, to bring to his Majesty, on returning fi-om that 
country."* 

The legal proceedings of the Saxons were transacted at the 
county court, and were sent to the chartulary of some 
adjacent monastery to be registered. Richard the First pro- 
jected a general register for the Jewish mortgages, and 
Hovenden has preserved a copy of this register. Magna 
Charta was intended to be perpetuated, by a copy being 
sent to all the great monasteries for preservation and publicity. 

In France, as early as the sixteenth century, it was 
ordered that all wills and deeds, containing "substitutions" 
of estates, should be i-cgistercd within a particular period of 
time, under pain of being rendered disputable even to the 
parties in whose favour those entails were made; but it was 
decreed that they were inoperative against creditors or pur- 

chasers.t 

The most ancient institutes in this country are what are 
called the " Brehon Laws;" they were compiled i)y learned 
individuals, and, at a very remote age, were collected into a 
great body of juris])rudenci"; and are still extant. The 
Brehons were those legislators, who modelled the laws by 
which our early provincial judges determined all controversies 

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PEEFACE. XI 

submitted to judicial investigation ; and it is a source of 
congratulation that tlioser venerable remnants of antiquity will 
shortly be presented to the public; for the Government, 
animated by an enlightened desire for the publication of the 
ancient records of the empire, have intrusted their publication 
to hands qualified for this uitei'esting duty.* 

To the Brehon was allotted an estate of inheritance, and in 
criminal cases he had the eleventh part of all fines ; and those 
laws seem to have been in general use in this country until 
the Statute of Kilkenny, 40° Edward III., which prohibited 
the inhabitants of the Pale from submitting to trial bv Bi'ehon 
Law. But, so late as the reign of Elizabeth, we find the 
" Brehon" in the full plenitude of his authority, being recoe- 
nised in that capacity in a judicial proceeding ; and, in the reign 
of James I., that law "was in large operation in the kingdom." 

It is a source of regret that we have not a perfect series of 
records, from the commencement in this country of the Eng- 
lish Government: occasioned by the decay of time; by the 
negligence of ofiicers ; by the insecurity in which they were 
kept ; and by casualties from fire. No public repository was 
devoted to their safe custody, nor was proper care taken for 
their preservation. The Talbots, Carews, Perrotts, and other 
illustrious personages, the Secretaries, Presidents, and Lord 
Lieutenants of Ireland, during their brief sojourn in this 
country, appear to have collected all the valuable MSS. 
within their reach ; and on the ex2:)iration of their office, and 
return to their own more tranquil homes, to have carried with 
them the most valuable and interesting records of the country 
— some of which are now to be found in the State Paper 
OfiSce, the Record Office, RoUs Chapel, the Museum, the 
Lambeth, Cottonian, Harleian, Lansdown, and Bodleian Li- 
braries, in the last of which are preserved the Perrott MSS., 
and amongst them the letters of Sir John Perrott to the Qusen 
and her ministry, while he was Lord Deputy of Ireland, from 

* On the SlLiiiorancla Roll of the 25" and 26° Edward III. we find " Ordinances" 
of that King (not noticed in the statutes of the realm), reciting, "Whereas, heretofore, 
by reason of debates between Encrlish and English, they have used to be governed 
by the law of the MarchtiS and of tiie Brehon, which is not law, nor ought to be 
law ; It is accordingly ordained, that neither be henceforth held between them." 



XU PUEFACE. 

July 2, 1584, to May 20, 1586. Amongst the MSS. Rawlin- 
son is the " Statutum de llibei'iiiu ;" and Orders of Parliament, 
transferred to the Select Committee, appointed to take care 
of the affliirs of Ireland. We may thus account for the 
wealth of the Cliandos Papers, and tliose in the possession, 
more than a century since, of Sterne, then Bishop of Clogher, 
so often mentioned in Nicholson's Historica Library. Of 
these, Madden and Sterne's collections were given to the Col- 
lege of T.C.D., where they now remain ; and hence we may 
account for the Carew MS. at Lambeth, and those at Oxford, 
brought there during the civil wars, when Charles the First 
carried on the government, and held parliaments in that city, 
and those contained in Lord Orrery's Library at Christ Church. 
Indeed, almost every country in Europe abounds with Irish 
documents. 

In the reign of Edward I. an Inn was established in the 
city of Dublin, called " Collett's Inn," which lay outside the 
walls of the city, and here the superior courts of justice 
were held. Soon an incident, natural to the then state 
of Ireland, disturbed their tranquillity. A band of Irish 
from the Wicklow mountains watched an oi)portunity, 
whilst the Dej)uty and a greater part of the garrison were on 
a military tour, and concealing themselves in thick woods to 
the soutliward of Dublin, unexpectedly entered, plundered 
the E.xchequer, burned the records, and slew the unarmed 
and unprepared inhabitants. On this occasion the legal prac- 
titioners were driven within the walls of the city, and the 
superior courts of justice were afterwards held at the Castle, 
and at Carlow, which was then considered an impregnable 
fortress, on the southern frontier of the English P;Je. 

In the reign of Edward II. almost all the early records of 
the kingdom perished ; wiiich fiict wo find thus recorded on 
the Patent Rolls: — "Be it remembered that all the Rolls 
of the Chancery of Ireland were, in the time of Ma.stcr 
Thomas Cantock, Chancellor of Irclan<l, to the 28th year 
of King Edward, son to King Henry III., destroyed by 
nn accidental fire, in the Abbey of the Blessed Virgin, near 
Dublin, at the time wlicn the abbey was burnt down, except 



PREFACE. XIU 

two Rolls of the same year, which were delivered to Master 
Walter de Thornhury by the king's writ." The two Rolls 
here mentioned yet remain, and one, entitled " Antiquissimaj 
LiterEB Patentes," contains several interesting charters and 
muniments of an histoi'ical nature. 

This loss is partly supplied by Cambrensis, Regan, and 
the Abbot Benedict, writers contemporary with the actions 
they relate ; but more amply by the collections from the 
Tower Records, London, by Prynue, R ymer, and by Baluzius's 
edition of the " Decretal Ejiistles of Pope Innocent III. ;" to 
which may be added the " Crede Mihi," " Alan's Registry," 
the "Black Book of Christ Church," and the "Red Book 
of the Exchequer," compiled in the reign of Edward I., 
entitled, " Status Scaccarii Dublin in Hibernia ;" which treats 
of the officers of the Exchequer, their salaries and business, 
of records; and mentions that a certain great book, called 
" Doomsday," had, for want of care, been burnt with other 
records. At Waterford there was an ancient treasury of 
public records, of statutes sent from England, and exem- 
plifications of State papers: on one occasion, when there 
was a distress for rent, those records were tossed out of 
the windows, into the street. Mr. Monk Mason informs us 
that the Mayor made a bonfire of the Rolls and Records 
which lumbered the Tholsel in that city ; and a fire at 
Lismore Castle added yet further to the devastation. We 
can trace several documents to this castle, but there we lose 
sight of them altogether; and Nicholson mentions that be- 
fore the time when Addison became keeper of the Tower 
Records, many of these had been miserably neglected and 
embezzled. 

In the reign of Henry VII., Ireland was a scene of 
tumult and violence. At this period, in the town of Trim, 
in a strong castle, the records of the country, for security, 
were deposited. They were seized on by O'Neill, and 
utterly destroyed; and thus the documents, serving for 
evidence to constitute the title of the Crown to property, 
perished. To remedy as far as possible the inconvenience 
to be apprehended from such a state of things, Henry VII. 



XIV PREFACE. 

procnreil an Act to be passed in tlie tenth year of his reign, 
entitled, the " Statute of Resumption," by which tlie Crown 
seized into its hands " all the castles, manors, and lordships 
of ^larch, Ulster, Trim, and Connaught, which had been 
annexed to our Sovereign Lord the King's Crown ; and that 
all such records, it)11s, and inquisitions as were remaining of 
record in the Treasury of Ti'im, and as should entitle our 
Sovereign Lord to all such lordships and manors of late, were 
taken and embezzled by divers persons of malice prepense." 

This Act, and the state of things which it was intended to 
remedy, as far as the interests of the Crown were affected by 
it, clearly show how difficult it was for those deriving under 
it to establish their title by muniments or documentary evi- 
dence, which had been all stolen and dcstroj'ed ; and it was a 
mere chance that suffered a few, such as the Patent, Plea, 
Close, Statute, and Memoranda Rolls to escape. 

This Statute is a parliamentary assertion of the rights of the 
Crown; it sets forth that the records were stolen from Trim 
and destroyed, and provides a remedy therefor ; but what pro- 
vision was made for those holding immediately from the Crown 
by patent? — who, in the absence of those records, could prove 
a title to his ancestral possessions ? Was this the cause, 
two centuries later, of Lord Strafford issuing that famous 
"Commission for Defective Titles," by which every pro- 
prietor in the West was dispossessed, unless he could show, in 
writins:, a clear, indisputable, indefeasible title from the 
Crown? Put how few records remained will be found in the 
fact, that when the same I^ord Strafford sought to find the 
title of his patron, Charles the First, to the entire province 
of Connaught, upon an inquiry held at Galway, he ])ro- 
duced in evidence this Statute of 10° Henry VH. to show 
the loss of the records, and to maintiiin the title of the Crown 
in their absence. 

Henry VIIL, in the twentj'-fifth year of his reign, writing 
to the Lord Deputy and Council, states, " We have, by 
sundry means, perceived that oui' records in Ireland have 
not been so well kept and jireservcd as a|ipertained, whereof 
have ensued divers inconveniences ; our pleasure is, that you, 



PREFACE. XV 

our Deputy, take ordei- that no man be suffered to take a\vay 
any of the same where they be kept, nor to search for tlieni 
but in the presence of our trusty clerks, with such further 
direction for tlie safe keeping of them as to your wisdom shall 
be thought convenient." 

In 1537 the Master of the Rolls informed the Commis- 
sioners of Reformation, " that, if steps were not taken for re- 
building the castle wall, where the law is kept, the majestie 
and estimation of the lawe shall peryshe ; the Justices being 
then enforced to minister the lawes upon hylles, as it were 
Brehons or wild Irishmen on their Eriotts." 

In the year 1551, the Lords of the Council stated, that they 
were informed by the Chancellor and the Master of the Rolls 
that " there was no place certain or convenient for the safe- 
guard of the records and muniments of Chancery, other than 
the tower within the Castle, which was both ruinous and far 
distant from the cathedral, where the courts were held, being 
not a place suitable for the daily resort of the officers and 
others, his Majesty's subjects, having charge or occasion to 
have sight or copies of them; and the Library of Saint 
Patrick's Cathedral was considered a secure place for the safe- 
guard and custody of the records and muniments, near unto 
the Courts. It was accordingly ordered that the said library 
should be the place for the safe-keeping of such of the records as 
were to be kept out of the tower ; and that the Clerk of the 
Hanaper should provide presses or stages, chests, door and 
locks for the siu-e keeping and good ordering of the said 
records." 

On the 12tli June, 1559, Lord Deputy Sidney appointed 
four persons to sort the records in Bermingliam Tower, and 
for so doing they were to receive £2 each. In 1587, Lord 
Deputy Perrott issued a warrant for Robert Legg to get £40, 
for making calendars and repertories ; and on the occasion of 
Sir Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, being sent to the 
Tower, "for abusing and non-using his office," by order dated 
28th April, 1591, the records, rolls, and wi'itings belonging 
to his office were committed to the care of Serjeant Fitz- 
simons, who was nominated, in the place of Sir Nicholas, " to 



-:: ji :_; . --. : Cliinr^Ty. and hear the Causes depending 
ii: -J:!!: C _- ;' ii: i Ji- e* Rjan. the Chief Cl«k of the Rolk, 
duiicted tikeB aceoidinslT. 

We ind Lord StraSbcd^in one of his lettexs (toL L. p. 527), 
c«MB|)laiiBng -That dioe was not a phee set apart (x his 
Majestv s leoonk, and the want of treasuries tor them hath 
been of niefatT haadermce to die king and solj^ect. vherein 
■anr records that nnght be of pablic profit and serrioe to his 
Hajesn-. and of secnri^ and advantage to the sobiect, hare 
been, fr vant of this (lepositarT), lost or eBbezaIed,or son^ 
tines bamt; die offices beii^ kept, as most records were, in 
the offica'*s hoose, to the extreme prejodice of his Majestr 
and hb sahjects in their semal interests.'' 

Sir Charies Wandesford, Master of the BoOs, in the reign 
of Chacles L, boilt, at hk own cost, the BoDs Office, in Dame- 
street, "a studj brick boikiing. of diree stories, and in it a 
luge room tor a aaSt repootorr of the rcA; he p t epared 
boxes, and presses of new oak, with portitioss indicating dw 
' of oar Lord, and reign of each king.* 
Charies IL, on die 14th Hardi, in the tmnj~ij:^ jetir ct 
sedaoomminm to issoe, directed to the Lord 
,and others, whidi recites '^ diat sereial lands, to 
1^ king B eiititifd, still remaiB andi^waed d, the 
of whick are, Aerefere, madi diMjnieted, oa die 
: diat dbeir titles are defe crire , and bj- dtscoveries diat 



hare been CBdearoared to be made theteof* It then proceeds 
to state, "that, to remedjr these i n co aienie nees, Commis- 
i hare been aiyointed with anthontr toooiiipoiiad with 
I hol£ng lands vnder the dreamstances above recited, 
aad to gtaat them new teaares, direct from the Crown, fiir 
sadtfiaesaad reats and under each teaaresas the Gommift- 
limieis ihaD dank fit,* widi a fecial prorito, howerer, that 
ia an sack aewgrmtt or rnafiiritiimi the reat paid to the 
kiig mart be luuiu. Xbm oommiHMm, from its nmilant^ 
to fiaaMr pattats, iaaed bj James L and Charles L, was 
Mied, Eke Aem, a "Ciimmiaifi of Giace.* Hw death 
tf Chatles fL detcxmned it; bat, m seieial proprieton who 
tar new pataati aader it, aad who had, pr»> 



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PSXTACE. XTH 

Tiooshr to the king's demise, lodged the consideratjon moaer 
reqnired bv the Commissioners, had not procured patents ; a 
k in g's lerier was issued, fist Apri], in the first vear of the 
ensuing reign, directing that the patents of all such as -were 
so circumstanced should l>e completed. These eraiiis bans 
subsequent to those of the Acts of Setilement and Exj^anation, 
and appearing, to a certain extent, to have arisen out of them, 
mar be considered as forming a sequd or appendage to the Acts 
above referred to. and were, therefore, considered deerrinir bv 
the late Clerk of Enrolments, to have their contents dirested 
into a special abstract, of similar character to the abstracts of 
the grants published by the directions of the late C<HnniissioaeTs 
for arranging the public records, not onlv for the convenienoe 
of oScial reference, but to :&cili3ate the lesearches made, and 
every year increasing in number, relative to prc'pertv imder 
those Acts. 

On the rebuilding of the Dublin law courts in 1d95, the 
law offices of the various courts were removed to "Cock- 
hiil," where the office of the Chief KemeiEbrancer was kept. 
The insecurity and inconvenience of the offices there, occa- 
sioned the Chief Remembrancer and the Clerk of the Pleas to 
represent to the official anthoiities •• That the fomier patentees 
of the offices were necessitated to remove their offices to 
Cock-hfll; that the offices are in great danger of fire, bv 
reason of the adjacent houses being timt-er work ; that the 
offices are very inconvenient and extremely too narrow and 
strait to lay up the records conveniently, and in order 
as they should be kept : and hiunbly ofiered that they could 
not find out any convenient and safe place to itmove their 
offices to. nor indeed could there be any security -for the re- 
cords until offices and repositories should be built, in some 
secure and convenient place, for the preservation of the re- 
cords, which were very numerous." 

In 1697, after the Legislature had passed an enactment 
aTiTmlling all the proceedings of the Irish Parliament of 
James II. ; the Lord Deputy, Henry Lord Capel, and the 
PrivT Council, assembled in the Council Chamber on the 
2nd October, and the Act having been read, the Clerk of 

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Xviu PREFACE. 

the Crown and the Deputy Keeper of the Rolls, wlio attended 
by order, broutrht in ail the records, rolls, journals, and other 
papers in their custody relating to the Acts of James the 
Second. The door of the Council Chandior was then set 
open, and the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, SheriHs, and Commons 
of the city of Dublin, with many other persons, being present, 
the records, journals, and other papers Avere publicly cancelled 
and burned. 

In the year 1711 n number of the volumes of the maps of 
the Down Survey, taken by Sir William Petty, in the years 
16.55 and 1056, by order of Government, were totally de- 
stroyed by a fire which took place in a house in Essex-street, 
where the Surveyor-General's office was then kc]it. We must 
re^rot the loss on that occasion of the petitions and proceed- 
ings of the Court of Claims, and other records of great interest. 

The Down Survey, before the fire, consisted of thirtj^-one 
folio volumes, divided into baronial and parochial maps. At 
present there remain in the office of the Surveyor-General 
1,430 maps, of which 260 are of the baronies, and the remain- 
ing 1,17U of the parishes. An original volume of the baro- 
nial maps is at present preserved in the Quit Rent Office. 

In order to supply the deficiencies occasioned by the fire 
above-mentioned. General Vallancey, by coniuiand of George 
III., and with the permission of the French King, was em- 
ployed to take copies from a set of barony niajts of the Down 
Survey, which had been captured by a French privateer, on 
the passage from Ireland to England, and dej)osited in the 
French king's library in Paris; which copies arc much more 
explicit and compi-ehensive than the barony maps now in tiie 
Surveyor-General'sOfficOjand annexed to those of the parishes ; 
these containing but the parochial suli-divisionof the baronies, 
whilst those copied from the set in Paris contain not only the 
same, but also the boundaries and title of each denomination, 
and other particulars, besides a reference by number, wiiicli 
corresponds with the nund)er and particulars contained in 
the books of survey and distribution preserved in the lato 
Auditor-General's and Surveyor-General's Offices. 

The manuscripts which Sir James Ware (author of (he 



PREFACE. XIX 

" Annals of Ireland") had collected with groat trouble and 
expense, were brought to England by Lord Clarendon, in the 
reign of James II., and afterwards sold to the Duke of Chan- 
dos. On the Duke's death the documents passed to Dean 
Milles, who bequeathed them to the British Museum, where 
they now form the principal portion of the collection known 
as the " Clarendon Manuscripts." 

In the year 1730 the attention of Parliament was called to 
the state of the public records, and a Committee of the Lords 
was appointed to report thereon ; and, on the 30th November, 
their report was printed, in which it is stated that " their Lord- 
ships adjourned fu'st to the Rolls Office, in the King's Inns, in 
■which were kept the enrolments of all grants, &c., and they 
found several rooms, in two sides of the building, inhabited 
by very low poor people. In these rooms were many fire- 
places, the hearths of which were narrow and broken, and 
some of them were raised above the floor; thei'e were also 
there deal partitions, straw beds, and other combustible stuff. 
If, through the carelessness or vdllainy of these people, a fire 
should break out in any of their chambers, as there is a com- 
munication between them and the office where the rolls and 
pleadings were lodged, their Lordships thought they would 
run a manifest hazard of being burnt to the ground, and this 
hazard they apprehended to be greater because these Inns 
were reported a privileged place, though in reality they were 
not, and the inhabitants of these rooms were generally such 
as drunkenness and other vices had made necessitous, who 
fled thither for sanctuary." 

The Pleas Office of the Exchequer, in the year 1732, 
was in Castle-street, with houses close joining the office on 
both sides, and on one side there was some of cage-work ; on 
which account the Lords Committee " thought it too much 
exposed to accidents from fire ; and as in this department, and 
those of the King's Bench and Common Pleas, were the titles 
of almost all the judgment creditors, the Lords Committee 
observed, that judgments, being one of the common securities 
of the kingdom, the destruction of the records of any one of 

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XX PREFACE. 

these offices -woulcl leave a imiltitude of creditors at the 
mercy of their debtors." 

In the year 1739, the Lords Coniniittoe reported that 
the Kind's Bench Office was in Schoolliousc-lniio. Tlie 
clerk informed the Lords Connnittee tliat about two years 
])reviously a fire broke out very near the office, whicli gave 
them a great alarm ; and their lordships state that, "in this 
office are kept the outlawries and attainders, those parti- 
cularly of Papists, on account of the rebellions in 1641 and 
1688 ; and if these should be burned, the Committee fear 
that the Protestant successors would, at best, be exjioscd to 
vexatious law suits, to defend and establish their titles to 
many forfeited estates." Their lordships fiu-ther observe, " that 
the public records which concern the jiroperty of the whole 
kingdom, were liable to be distrained for rent; and that upon 
the death of the officers, they must, for a time, be in the power 
of their re]>rescntatives, who, should they prove corrupt or 
ncrlio-ent, niiirht in a few hours destroy multitude's of them." 

In 1760, the Deputy Keeper of the Rolls described the 
record repository as in a very ruinous condition, though 
much better, he states, than for many years past, being re- 
paii'ed at great expense by Mr. Rigbj^ Master of the Rolls. 

At this period tlie King's Bench Office was kept in School- 
house-lane; the office of the Prothoiiotary of the Common 
Pleas, in Winetavern-street ; Keeper of the Writs, in Bride- 
street ; the Pleas Officer of tlie Exchequer, in Castle-street ; 
and the Chief Remembrancer's Office, in Kennedy 's-lane, 
not one being in a safe or commodious situation. 

Although the Irish Parliament froiiucntly directed their 
attention to the records of this country, and repeatedly 
evinced their opinion of the imjiortance of the subject, yet 
they a])pear to have i)rincipallj coiifmed their anxiety to pro- 
viding buildings for their sale keei)ing, but to have taken no 
steps towards affording information or facilitating inquiries 
into the contents of those records; and although both houses 
of the Irish Parliament, in the years 1721 and 17!tl, called 
for such returns, yet the statements given pm'suaut to their 



PEEFACE. XXI 

oi'ders were defective and valueless, and the subject was soon 
forgotten amidst the discussion of matters at that time consi- 
dered of more vital consequence. 

At length, in the year 1810, a Royal Commission issued for 
the better regulation of the records in Ireland, which were then 
"in a state of great confusion." By it the Commissioners wei'e 
directed " to methodize, regulate, and digest the records, 
rolls, books, and papers, in the public offices or repositories ; 
to cause such of the records, rolls, instruments, or papers, as 
were decayed and in danger of being destroyed, to be bound 
and secured ; to make perfect calendars and indices thereof, 
and to superintend the printing of such of the calendars, in- 
dices, and original records, as they should cause to be 
printed." The necessity for tliis proceeding will be found in 
a report ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 
dated 7th July, 1830, where it is stated, that " in consequence 
of the confusion and dispersion of the records through various 
offices, it became necessary to undertake the laborious pri- 
mary process of collecting and arranging them in the proper 
repositories to which they belonged; as also of forming ab- 
stracts in order to provide the materials of many works for 
press or fair transcript, wherein several years were consumed 
and considerable expense incurred." These obstacles and 
difficulties, and the necessity of these preliminary proceedings, 
were laid before Parliament in a report of the Commissioners, 
in which it is also observed, " that with the exception of 
Lodge's MS. works, there did not exist in any repository a 
single calendar, repertory, index, or inventory, that the Com- 
mission could avail itself of in the progress of its labours, or 
by any correction render useful to the public ; aU was to be 
done anew, and the pile raised from the foundation." 

The Commissioners proceeded with their onerous task, but 
the work was not in active operation until February, 1811; 
the intermediate time having been occupied in ascertaining 
the contents of the several record repositories, by means of 
queries directed by the Board, and transmitted by their Secre- 
tary to the officers and keepers of such repositories. In adopt- 
ing this process, measures were taken, not only for ascertain- 



XXU PREFACE. 

iiig tlie contents of those repositories, but also for collecting 
such local infoi'niation as might be useful in the progress of 
the Commission. Tiie I'esnlt was laid before the Board at 
their second meeting, on the 18th of February, 1811, in a 
report made by the Secretary on the several answers returned 
to the transmitted queries. Sub-Commissioners were then 
appointed by the Board, to arrange, metliodi/.e, and to form 
catalogues, repertories, and indices to the contents of the fol- 
lowing repositories : viz., Bcrminghnm Tower, Parliamentary 
Record OiKce, Rolls Office, Cliief Remembrancer's OlKce,and 
Auditor-General's Office. 

Sub-Commissioners were also appointed to prepare and 
print an authentic edition of the luisii Statutes, according 
to the plan adopted in England. 

At this ])eriod it appears that considerable difficulties pi'e- 
sented themselves, arising ])rincipully from the deranged st;ite 
of the records, and the very imperfect knowledge of their 
contents possessed by those pei'sons in whose custody they 
had been placed, two or three only of whom had been found 
competent to read the more ancient writings. Those inte- 
resting memorials lay buried in se]iulchral vaults and cham- 
bers of the Law Courts, the Tower, and the Castle. The 
mouldering obscurity in whicli the most precious archives of 
the kingdom had so long reposed, was not favourable to their 
preservation, many decayed and perished in the catacombs in 
which they were entombed, and no inconsiderable nundjcr 
has been, doubtless, purloined. The dark cloud that so long 
rested on those rej)ositones concealed the origin and early 
progress of our early judicial institutions and Parliament, and 
the most esteemed general and local histories aboun<led with 
numerous and grievous errors. The state of disorder and 
confusion into which the records of the princii)al repositories 
had fallen is very fully detailed in Lord Chancellor Redes- 
dale's report u))on the subject to the Earl of Ilardwicko, and 
in the Reports of the English Sub-Connuissioners, who visitetl 
Ireland in ]8()(> and 1812. 

In the year 1812, returns having been obtained from all 
the record repositories, Sub-Commissioners were appointed 



PEEFACE. XXlll 

for arranging and methodizing the contents of the State 
Papers, and of the Prerogative and First Fruits Offices. At 
the same time the subject of schedules and inventories of the 
books and papers in the Surveyor-General's Office, and of the 
maps of the Down Survey, appears also to have engaged the 
attention of the Board ; and, accordingly, a Committee from 
their body investigated and reported upon various important 
matters connected with that valuable record. Tlie attention 
of the Commissioners appears further to have been directed 
to that part of the late Mr. Lodge's MSS., containing a list of 
patentee offices, which they directed to be prepared for pub- 
lication. In the following year they ordered one of their Sub- 
Commissioners to complete the Catalogue of the MSS. of 
Trinity College, for printing; and in 1814, when some pro- 
gress had been made in the principal offices and repositories, 
Sub-Commissioners were appointed to complete the "Ac/a 
Reffia lliheniicd ;" a work that had been commenced by Mr. 
Lodge and found amongst his manuscripts. 

The Commissioners, by their report of the year 1819, re- 
viewing the proceedings which had been taken by the Com- 
mission since its commencement, state that their attention had 
been directed, in conformity with the powers vested in them, 
not only to the arrangement, preservation, and more conve- 
nient use of the contents of the principal record repositories 
in Ii-eland, but also to such works as would bring to light and 
pi'eserve the authentic memorials of the property, laws, and 
government of this part of the United Kingdom. The Dio- 
cesan and County Records, and the necessity of their com- 
plete security and preservation, also came under the consider- 
ation of the Board ; but measures respecting them were neces- 
sarily ~ postpioned until some progress should be made in 
investigating the j^rincipal repositories, in Dublin. 

In Bermingham Tower a large quantity of mutilated and 
injured records was found, which, until that time, lay un- 
explored; and it was exj^ected that amongst them would 
be found some of a date more ancient than the oldest known 
to be preserved in the department, particularly those during 
the reigns of Henry II. and King John. But such hopes were 



XXIV PREFACE. 

found delusive, altliough in a manuscript preserved in the 
Library of Trinity College, Dublin (Class F, Shelf 3, No. 13), 
it is stated that, before the year 1680, there was amongst those 
records a Roll of the Pipe of the 13th and 14th years of King 
John: "/// codem archiro .sire tiirri, cut iiiuis rutulus pi]ia;, 
an 13 d- 14 E. Jolni^' ibidem etiam sunt diversi Rotuli Pipae 
quidam Rot' comun' placitor' tempore Hen. HI." No Roll 
of the reign of King John was found in that repository ; but 
there was discovered a fragment of a Pipe Roll of the 13° & 
14° Henry IH., which happened to begin with the word 
"Johannes" (being the Christian name of the first person 
occurring on it), and which, from that circumstance, was mis- 
taken for a Roll of King John. 

The Commissioners on Municipal Corporations acknow- 
ledge they were unable to discover certain collections, made 
by the late Record Commissioners, from the records between 
the 18th of Richard II. and 1st of James I. (a period of about 
200 years); but that they had endeavoured to supply the 
deficiencies by reference to the original records within their 
reach. They state, in a note, " they have reason to believe 
that early records of the Irish Corporations were to be found 
in the Tower of London and other repositories in England, 
to which they had not the o])portunity of referring." 

In the year 1815 the first volume of the reports of the 
Commissioners was presented to the public: it contains the 
first, second, thu'd, fourth, and fifth Annual Reports, with Sup- 
plements, and the returns from the several record offices, and 
the state of the records in each. The second volume appeai'ed 
in 1820, and contains the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and 
tenth Annual Reports, and, in addition, comprises Catalogues 
and Inventories of tiie Contents of the Bermingbam Tower 
Record Room, the Parliamentary Record Office, the State 
Paper Room in the Record Tower, the Surveyor-General's 
and Auditor-General's Office, the Rolls, the Chief Remem- 
brancer's Offices, the Quit-Rent Office, and the Prerogative 
Office. The tliird volume appeared in 182."), and contains 
an abstract and reference to tlic principal records and ])ub- 
lic documents connected witii tiie Acts of Settlement and 



PEEFACE. XXV 

Explanation, preserved in the Rolls and Chief Remembrancer's 
Offices. 

In the year 1812 an incomjilete work, entitled, " Liber 
Munerum Publicorum Hibernite, or the Establishments of 
Ireland," was undertaken to be printed under the direction of 
the Record Commissioners, from a collection of MS. books, 
formed by Mr. Lodge (Deputy Keeper of the Rolls and of the 
Records in Bermingham Tower) from the Patent and Close 
Rolls. Mr. Duhigg, of the King's Inns, who had collected 
further materials for extending the subjects of Mi-. Lodge's 
volumes, was appointed a Sub-Commissioner, and directed to 
complete two volumes (part of those collections) of patentee 
offices for publication. In the Third Report of the Commis- 
sioners, vol. i., pp. 481 and 486, it is stated that a plan for an 
edition of Lodge's list of patentee offices was laid before the 
Board by INIr. Duhigg, but not adopted : and the printing of 
the work was suspended until progress should be made with 
the Repertory to the Patent Rolls ; and Mr. Rowley Lascelles, 
in 181 3, was appointed a Sub-Commissioner, and Mr. Duliiggs 
coadjutor ; and they were appointed to prepare a plan of the 
woi-k, confining their attention to the documents from wliich 
Mr. Lodge had formed his lists. The plan having been laid be- 
fore the Commissioners, Mr. Lascelles was directed to carry it 
into execution without illustration. 

"In consequence of some disagreement with the Irish Record 
Commissioners, Mr. Lascelles returned to England about the 
year 1820, and agreed with the Government, in 1822, to com- 
pile and edit the work, unconnected with the Irish Record 
Commission. This agreement was made with the Right Hon- 
ourable Henry Goulbourn, then Secretary for Ireland ; and 
Mr. Lascelles was engaged on the work until the year 1830, 
when it was determined, upon certain representations, not to 
proceed with the work, and it was suspended, in January, 
1830, by an order of the Irish Secretary, Lord Francis 
Egerton. On the 1st November, 1831, Mr. Stewart, the 
Secretary of the Treasury, addressed a letter to the Commis- 
sioners of Records for England, requesting them to examine, 
the work. Their report was made in February, 1832, to the 



XXVI PREFACE. 

Treasury; and from the representations contained in tliat 
report of its incompleteness, imperfections, and improper in- 
troduction of irrelevant matter, and the great expense in re- 
vising and remodelling it, the work, consisting of seven parts, 
was not then proceeded with. Considering, however, that 
the work had been found useful by many persons, and that 
great expense had been incurred, it was at length determined 
to allow the work to appear without incurring further expense 
in comjileting it; and although the Commissioners recom- 
mended that tlie supplement to the " Historj' of England,'' 
or " Res Gestaj A nglorum in Hibernia," should be suppressed, 
as well as other matters, for introducing which Mr. Ijascelles 
liad no authority ; but as the expense of printing had been 
incurred, it was thought better to publish it as Mr. Lascelles 
left it, " the merits or demerits of the work belonging to that 
gentleman." Accordingly, in 1852, two large folio volumes 
were published ; but it is to be regretted, as Mr. Lascelles him- 
.self acknowledged, various portions are given in an imperfect 
and unmethodical form. Lists have been printed, with 
notices at the end that they would be vci'ificd at a future time, 
and corrected in a subsequent sheet. Besides this, there is a 
want of system in the arrangement ; the different lists are often 
separated instead of being amalgamated, occasioning rej)eti- 
tions and confusion. Chronological order has not been duly 
observed ; in some instances the series which ought to precede 
in chronological order is made to follow a list of later date. 
Illustrative matter not strictly in keeping with the character 
of the work is introduced, such as biographical sketches, anec- 
dotes, and epitaphs ; yet, with every defect and irregularity, 
the collection constitutes a storehouse of information relating 
to the official history of Ireland. 

In the year 182<j the Commissioners published a volume, 
entitled " Inquisitionum in Otticio Rotulorum' Cancellariae 
asservatorum repcrtorium ;" and, in the year 1M29, a 
second volume. Tiie first, contiiining a rejK.'rt((ry to 
the Inquisitions in the Rolls Offices, and comprising the 
several counties -rt-ithin the province of Leinster; the second 
volume, those of Ulster. The imiuisitions jmsl mortem were 



PREFACE. XXVll 

taken under Commissions, directed to the esclieators of each 
province, finding by the oath of a jury what lands any person 
died seized of, by what rents and services they were held, 
who was the next lieir, and his age ; by which the right of 
the Crown to escheat or wardship was ascertained. 

In the meantime, in 1828, was published the first part of 
the first volume, entitled " Rotulorum Patentium et Clau- 
sorum Canccllarite HibernicC Calendarium," fi-om the reign of 
Henry II. to the reign of Heni'y VII. ; but this Calendar, hke 
its predecessor, the Calendar to the Inquisitions, being printed 
in the abbreviated, antiquated Latin of the period, has been to 
the public, for all jjractical purposes, almost useless. The 
Commissioners proceeded so far as having piit to press a 
Calendar to the Rolls of James I., to the 15th year of his reign, 
in English, when the sudden suspension of the Record Com- 
mission, in 1830, put an end to their labours ; leaving incom- 
plete the Inquisitions of Munster and Connaught, the Patent 
Rolls of Hemy VIII., Edward VI., Mary, Elizabeth, a large 
portion of the reign of James I., the Memoranda, Com- 
munia, Plea, Statute, Pipe Rolls, and other records of the 
subsequent reigns. 

It is a source of great regret that the Irish Record Com- 
mission, so ably conducted and so laboriously pursued, was 
thus unexpectedly suspended in the midst of its labours ; what 
they were able to accomplish, was, if necessary, an additional 
proof of the imperative necessity for the completion of the 
duties they were prevented from performing. 

In the arrangement and classification of the records in the 
public archives, much good was effected by the Commissioners, 
by means of which research has been facilitated, and the in- 
■ quirer directed in his pursuits, by the publication of descrip- 
tive catalogues and repertories. However, just at the period 
when the public were about to reap the benefit of the great 
expenditure that had been incurred, the labours of the 
Commission in this country were abruptly terminated ; inso- 
much that some works pnrtly printed, and several prepared 
for publication, were all abandoned and left in a crude and 
xmfinished state. 



XXviii PREFACE. 

"WTiat furtlier measures the Commissioners contemplated 
we have now no means of ascertaining : the sudden revocation 
of the Commission paralyzed the works they had in process of 
publication ; and the records of the country from that period 
were suffered to relapse into their accustomed oblivion. 

The late John Caillard Erck had in contemplation the pub- 
lication of a Calendar to the Patent Rolls of James I., and 
had proceeded as far as the seventh year of the reign of 
that king (forming a very valuable volume), when his 
death put an end to a work which he performed with credit- 
able fidelity and talent. Since that period nothing whatever 
has been done in relation to the publication of the Irish 
records, or any assistance afforded the public, notwithstanding 
the obvious necessity of a clue through a labyrinth so exten- 
sive and so intricate, if we may except a valuable auxiliary 
for the investigation of records of antiquity, of interest and 
importance, connected with this country, namely, the volume 
compiled by the ofHcers of the Trigonometrical Survey. 
Although only one volume has been published, and that in 
relation to a single parish, yet fi'om the sample it affords, that 
work would probably have opened a mine of wealth, not only 
to the anticjuary or investigator, but to the nation at large. 

Amongst the most important of the Irish records are the 
Plea Rolls. They comprise 593 Rolls, fi'om the year 1220 
to the reign of Charles I. ; they afford valuable information, 
relating to the country in general, and form an interesting 
monument of English jurisprudence in its earliest age in this 
country. They consist of Pleas of the Crown, Assize of novel 
disseisin, mort d'auncestor, inquisitions, ])leadings in real 
actions, respecting manors, lands, and hereditaments, many 
of them anciently the property of the Crown and Church; 
prosecutions for trcspa.sses in royal forests; actions of dower; 
waste ; writs of right of advowsons, Darrien presentment, qnare 
impedit, and certiorari from inferior courts. They also con- 
tain enrolments of ajjpointments of the Justices and Othcci-s 
of the Courts; charters, patents, and deeds; with many sub- 
jects of a miscellaneous nature, which may be attributed to tlie 
practice that prevailed at an early period of making such 



PREFACE. XXIX 

records, in a great measure, journals of all proceedings in the 
Courts. 

The Pipe Rolls comprise 184 rolls. They are principally 
composed of the returns of the receipt and expenditure of the 
royal revenue, contained in escheators' and sheriffs' accounts ; 
among which are found references to grants of lands and 
money made by different monarchs ; the value of ecclesiastical 
livings seized into the king's hands, by vacancy of sees or 
otherwise; exemplifications of the Statute of Westminster 
against absentees, tempore Henry VI. ; accounts of laymen's 
lands seized into the king's hands, and very frequently curious 
topographical information, prisage of wines, king's customs 
and revenues, quit rents, wardships, and escheats : in addition 
to this general information, both the Plea and Pipe Kolls throw 
great light on the title to private property, and the gene- 
alogy of the principal persons in the kingdom, and are inter- 
esting as pourtraying the progress and development of the 
Anglo-Norman jurisjirudence in this country, containing, as 
they do, most valuable information respecting its history, 
laws, and antiquities. 

But the want of calendars or repertories to our records has 
been severely felt. The public, uninstructed, come to the 
offices in the feeble hope of getting some information from 
records likely to assist them, and have wholly to rely on the 
activity or talent of the officer in charge for success. It may 
be mentioned here, in illustration of how our ancient J\ISS. 
have been appreciated, that on a late inquiry at the office of 
that most efficient and accomplished officer, the Ulster Ivino-- 
at-Arms, in relation to a legal question of great importance 
then pending, I Avas informed that the repertory and indices 
to the Plea and Pipe Rolls were in the hands of a private indi- 
vidual; and, although subsequently every exertion was made 
to procure those invaluable calendars, for the benefit of the 
public, they were publicly sold by auction by Messrs. Sotheby 
and Wilkinson, in London, a few months since. 

The various ancient Rolls of the Exchequer comprise a 
series of important and interesting legal information ; valuable 
for the lawyer and the historian. They begin in the 6° 



XXX PREFACE. 

Edward I., and continue to the present tiinc, during which 
jicriod tliev luivo been kept in an uninterrupted series, with 
tlie exception of some few chasms, the most considerable of 
wliich occur during the reign of Edward I. 

The Memoranda Rolls, properly so called, appear to com- 
mence in the 1st Edward II., and comprise 393 Rolls, up to 
the 12° Anne. To these an incomplete index, which was 
afterwards sold to Sir William Botham, was jireparetl by the 
late William Lynch (author of the Feudal Dignities). Some 
few years since, anxiety to acquire a knowledge of those valu- 
able records induced me, in the intervals of professional relaxa- 
tion, to undertake the difficult task of preparing four volumes 
of indices to those interesting muniments ; by which means I 
became familiar with them, and was thus enabled, on many 
occasions, to refer the professional and literary inquirer to 
their invaluable contents. 

The Patent Rolls of Chancery commence in the reign of 
Edward I., and are continued down to the present time. Upon 
these Rolls are contained the enrolments of gi'ants in fee or 
perpetuity, for lives and years; of Crown lands, abbey lands, 
and escheated lands; patents of creations of honour; grants 
of charters of incorporation and liberties; grants of offices, 
denizations, ferries, and fisheries ; patents for inventions, 
and specifications; licences and pardons of alienation ; pre- 
sentations; promotions to bishoi)rics and deaneries; special 
licences; grants of wardships; commissions; inquisitions ^w.«/ 
iniirtim and on attainder; orders of Council; depositions of 
witness in jwrjirltKim iri memorium; deeds; conveyances; 
grants in aistodiain ; grants of manors and all their np]iur- 
teuanccs, and of fairs and markets ; surrenders of lands and 
offices to the Crown ; summonses to Parliament ; bonds ; 
obligations; rej)levins; pardons; letters of attorney ; licences 
for officers to treat with the Irish; treaties; Papal bulls; 
proclamations; letters of jfrotection; writs of iimoniis munus 
of possessions taken by the Crown ; writs of ouster It main ,- 
deeds and conveyances; King's letters; wills; commissions 
for the survey, a]iportionnu'nt, and erection of counties; for 
remedy of defective titles; for the ni>poiutment of Justices and 



PREFACE. XXXI 

Commissioners, as well civil as niilitaiy ; for the conversion 
of lands held by the Irish custom of tanistry into the English 
custom of tenure ; and on various other subjects. 

The next class of records preserved in this office are the 
Close Rolls. The oldest is one of the 20° Edward II. It 
contains liberates, writs of various kinds, pardons of aliena- 
tion, recognizances, deeds, and an article entitled " Staliiltim 
de Ilihcniiar Those Rolls do not appear to have been con- 
tinued in regular succession ; some occnr in the reigns of 
Richard 11., Henry IV., Henry VI., Edward IV., Henry VII., 
Edward VI., Elizabeth, and Charles I. It is observable that 
any distinction which might originally have existed between 
the Close and Patent Rolls was discontinued in course of 
time, although the name of the former was still preserved ; for 
both species of Rolls contain matters of a similar kind, and 
in no instance is there a Close and Patent Roll for the 
same year, which, if they were meant to be distinct in their 
nature, could not but in some instance have been the case ; 
and as f;xr back as the books of reference to the Rolls extend, 
the Close Rolls are referred to without any distinction between 
the Patent Rolls and them. 

The Statute Rolls, comprising both the public and private 
Statutes passed in the Irish Parliament, commence in the 
reign of Henry VI. They include the reigns of Henry VI., 
Edward IV., Richard HI., Henry VII., Henry VIII., Philip 
and Mary, Elizabeth, and James I., and comprise forty-five 
Rolls. They are without any calendar or index to the 11° 
James I. From this period to 1715, the public and private 
Acts being promiscuously enrolled together on the same 
series of Rolls, an imperfect calendar was at that time made, 
of both kinds of Acts; but from 1715 to 1800, inclusive, 
when our Parliament ceased, the private Acts being enrolled 
separately, there was a regular catalogue and index made to 
those private Acts (but to the entire exclusion of all the 
public Acts), which is in good order. The Statute Rolls, 
prior to 10° Henry VII., are all in Norman-French, the then 
legal as well as general language of the Court ; and as there 
are printed Statutes long prior to the oldest Parliamentary 



XXXU PREFACE. 

Roll appearing here, some of the more ancient of those Rolls 
must liave been lost. The late Record Commissioners stated 
in their report, that they met with a MS. note, written about 
the year lOS-l, in one of the old reference books in the office, 
by which it appeared that a Parliamentary Roll of Edward 
III., was then in the possession of the Lord Primate, Arch- 
bishop Usher. 

The Recognizance Rolls commence in the reign of Henry 
VIII.; the latest is one of the 10° Charles I. They are about 
twenty in number, and are, in general, in good preseryation ; 
but as there is no index of any kind to them in the office, no 
reference has been made to them for many years, and their 
contents are almost entirely unknown. 

The Rolls of Cromwell commence in 1653, and end in 
1659. Tiiey contain some grants and charters, but mostly 
deeds and other memoranda. They form 2)art of the series of 
Patent Rolls, 

The Decrees of the Court of Chancery, preserved here, 
commence in the 24° Ilem-y VIII. There is a chasm in 
those Rolls, from 1643 to 1655, owing to the suspension of 
business by the dis.sensions in this kingdom during that 
period. Thence, until the Restoration, there are Rolls of the 
decrees and adjudications of the Commissioners for the ad- 
ministration of Justice in Ireland. The decrees or certifi- 
cates of the Commissioners appointed for executing the Acts 
of Settlement and Explanation are separately preserved, and 
are in very good condition. 

The Convert Rolls connnence in 1703, and contain the enrol- 
ments of bishops' and ministers' certificates to such persons as 
had conformed to the Protestant religion. The bishops' certi- 
ficates end in 1782, and the ministers' then begin, and continue 
in regular succession to a late period. The bundles contain cer- 
tificates from the Prothonotaries of the Superior Courts of Law, 
and from other officers, before whom affidavits were made, 
staling that every such person so confoi'ming had, within a 
limited time (six months), received the Sacrament, and per- 
formed the other legal requisites. Tiiose certificates commoiico 
ill 170i), and end in 1781, and were filed in the Rolls" Office, 



PREFACE. xxxiii 

where tliey are now conveniently arranged and preserved, as 
also the bishops' and ministers' certificates, which are likewise 
kept in bundles. 

The Roman Catholic Rolls, commencing in 1778, contain 
the qualifications of Roman Catholics, and were made up and 
prejmred by certain oflicers in the Courts of Exchequer, Queen's 
Bench, and Common Pleas, and by the Clerks of the Peace, 
who occasionally, as it suited their convenience, returned 
them into this office, many of them in a state so obliterated, 
obscure, and incorrect, that it is difficult to decipher the 
names on them; here also are preserved the Rolls of qualifica- 
tion of the forty-shilling freeholders, and Rolls of a similar 
nature, pursuant to 10° George IV. 

The Rolls and Pleadings of the Palatine Court of Tip- 
perary contain leases of hinds from the Duke of Ormond, to 
several lessees, commencing in 1703, and ending in 1714. 
The pleadings contain bills and answers, filed in the Court 
Palatine, commencing in 1662, and ending in 1714. Those 
documents were deposited in this office pui'suant to an Act 
of Parliament, passed in the 2° George I. 

The Letters of Guardianship and Committeeship of Luna- 
tics, under the present arrangement, commence in 1796, and 
are kept in bundles, or upon files, and have an alphabetical 
book of reference made to them, which is in good order. 

The Fiats ai'e next in point of number and importance. 
They comprise the original instruments under the Privy 
Seal, directing Lettei's Paterit to he passed, and are authen- 
ticated by the signature either of the Sovereign or of the 
Lords Justices or Lord Deputy of the time. They com- 
mence in the 21st year of Henry VIIL, and are continued 
to the present time. They were all supposed to be enrolled 
on the Patent Rolls, hut numerous instances occur where the 
]iatent not being found on the Rolls, reference must be made 
to the original Fiat, or in the event of the Roll being lost, 
or in any portion illegible, the examination of the Fiat 
serves to supply the deficiency ; those I'ecords, in consequence, 
have always been considered of great value. They are pre- 
served in large bundles, generally arranged according to the 

c 



XXxiv PREFACE. 

years of the reign. To the reign of Elizabeth and James I. 
there is an index noniinum, but none to tliose subsequent to 
the latter date. Tliese instruments are of tlie more value, 
considering that if aeeident liai)pen to an^' of the Patent 
liolls, they can he replaced, in a great nieasui'e, by the Fiats. 

An interesting and numerous class of records here ai"e the 
Inquisitions //o.s/ murtim. Those records, which are very nume- 
rous, and hi'ddv vaUiahlo in many respects, commence in the 
reitrn of Elizabeth and extend to tiie Restoration, soon after 
which they ceased. They were Uiken under Connnissions, 
directed to the Escheators of each Province, and fonn<l on the 
oaths of a jury what lands any person died seized of, by what 
rentsand services they were held, who was the next lieir,and his 
a^e, by which the right of the Crown to escheat or wardshij) 
was ascertained. They are the best evidence of descents and 
property, and the rights and privileges appendant to property, 
during the period they embrace, and their findings often cou- 
tMW transcripts of deeds, wills, and other legal instruments of 
which there may be no other evidence existing. They thus 
became the means, in many instances, of registering or per- 
petuating deeds and other evidences anterior to the institu- 
tion of the General Registry in 1708. 

In<(uisitions on Att;iinder commence in the reign iif Eliza- 
beth, and continue to the reign of William III., very few 
being subseciuent thereto. They were hohlen under Connnis- 
sions directeil like the former, and show whetlier any person 
was attainted, in which case his lamls, wiiit-h also were found, 
were seizeil into the King's hands. 

Those Ini|uisiti<>ns are first cla.ssed into four provinces, and 
then subdivideil into counties. They are carefully an<I cou- 
veiiientlv preserved in suitable portfolios, and are ea.sy of 
acces.s. Previous to their present arrangement they suHi-red 
nnich from damp and want ol proper care, but further injury 
from decay has been etlectually arrested by the means at pre- 
sent adopted for their preservation. To illustrate the great 
value of the.sc iin|><irt4int documents, inde|x>ndent of their 
legal and historical value, it fremiently occurs that wlu-re. 
from want of accurate infonn^iiiMii, \\.' -iv,- unable to lind 



PREFACE. XXXV 

a jiarticular patent, we can gonerallj- satisfy the inquiry 
suggested, hv ret'erring to the Inquisitions of that particular 
county, and to this extent tliey sup[)ly tlie want of the patent. 

Here are also preserved the celebrated Inquisitions find- 
ing the title of Charles I. to the province of Connaught; 
they are called " Stratford's Inquisitions," having been taken 
before that nobleman in the years 1636 and 1637. They 
include all the lands in the province, and the names of the 
teuant.s and holders thereof at the time, with the exception of 
the county of Leitrim, of which county no Inquisition appears 
to have been taken. 

The oldest Transmiss of Public and Private Acts of Parlia- 
ment preserved in this office is in the reign of Henry VII. 
Thence they continue until the time of the Union. One 
in the rei^n of Henry VIII. iirants the title of King of 
Ireland to that Monarch. They are in good preservation, 
but there is no list of them, or index of any kind. These 
records, which had been previously preserved in the Parlia- 
menfciry Office, were transferred to this office for preservation 
at the time of the Union, by the directions of the late Lord 
Chancellor Clare. 

There are also remaining in the Rolls' Office sundry original 
records, called " Miscellanea," which cannot be classed under 
any of tlie previous heads. Tliey consist of surveys, charters, 
rentals, patents, and other instruments, which may not now 
be necessary to detail, but they are all, in common with the 
Rolls and other records of the office, of value and interest, 
and mv experience enables me, on all occasions, to consult 
them without much difficulty. 

Another class of interesting records here preserved are 
roval presentations to ecclesiastical benefices, many of which 
devolved to the Crown, by the 32° Henry VIII., many by 
forfeiture, and many stated to be " per lapsum temporis," 
" devoluto jure," " vel quocunque alio modo," manifesting that 
the Crown was anxious to perpetuate its title and to establish 
proofs for succeeding genei"ations. 

The MS. Book of Common Prayer, to which reference is 
made by the Statute of Uniformity, was, before the Union, 



XXXVI PREFACE. 

jireservcd in tlie Irisli Parliament Office, and is now deposited 
ill the Kolls Office; it is a folio vohunc containing 283 
leaves. As doubts liave lieen expressed whether this manu- 
script book is the one originally annexed to the Statute of 
Uniformity, 17° & 18° Car. II., c. 6, it may be useful to ex- 
j)lain that, in the reign of Charles II., the mode pursued for 
enacting a Statute for Ireland was as follows : — the Bill passed 
the Irish Parliament and was transmitted by the Lord Lieu- 
tenant of Ireland to England, in order to receive the assent 
of the Lords and Commons in England, and then it was re- 
turned by the King to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who, 
upon its receipt, in consecjucnce of a writ to that etlect, went 
down to the House of Lords and gave the royal assent. The 
Statute was then de])osited in the Irish Parliament Office and 
a copy sent to the RkIIs. 

It is, however, extraordinary, that no copy cither of the 
Rook of Common Praver belonging to the Enirlish Act of 
Uniformity, or of that belonging to the Irish Act of Uni- 
foriiiitv, was forwarded to the Rolls Chai)el in England, or to 
the UdIIs OfKce in Ireland ; and it may also be remarked, that 
of the calendar and tables annexed to Statute 24° George II., 
c. 23, no trace is to be found amongst the ]{olls at the Rolls 
C'ha])el. 

This MS. volume, which is attached U> the Act of Uni- 
fiirmity, is the only original in existence, the MS. which was 
attached to the English Act of Uniformity having been long 
since lost. The English Prayer Books have been tjiken from 
what were called " Sealed Rooks," that is, certitied copies of 
the original. But in these sealed books were several uiistiikcs, 
as appears by the original in the Rolls Office. 

This MS. hits been printcl by the l-lcclesiastical History 
Society ; and the editor (Archibald .lohn Stephens, Esij.,) con- 
ceived that the only ]>rnpcr ]>lan for him to adopt was to give, 
a.-! near as possible, a facsimile of the original, and thus not 
to take upon him.self to ilecitle whether the alterations were 
made before or after the enactment of the Statute, or lo sjiecu- 
lato upon the words, letters, or punctuation which have been 
oblitemted. 



PREFACE. XXXVII 

Auiiil tlie \-;ist accumulation of I'ecords and muniments 
wliicli is to bo found in tlie archives of tliis country, none 
justly stand in higher estimation than the Patent Rolls of 
Cliancery, whether considered in respect to tlie antiquity, 
utihty, or variety of tlie documents with which they abound. 

To give effect to the royal j)leasure, when signiiied under 
the sign manual, or by priv}- signet, in favour of any indivi- 
dual or body politic or corj)orate, letters patent, specifying 
the inducement, and defining the nature, extent, and tenure 
of the grant, with the conditions and penalties annexed, were 
directed to issue under the great seal of the kingdom. 

The Patent Rolls (patentes) were those open grants from 
the Crown, for they were open to the inspection of all, and so 
called patent. The Close Rolls (clauses) were so called, because 
they contained writs from the Crown, sealed and directed to 
the officers by whom they were received, and to whom alone 
they were open ; as also royal letters, obligations, recogni- 
zances, deeds ; but it is to be observed, that any differences 
which might have originally existed between the Close and 
Patent Rolls was discontinued in the reign of Charles I. 

The enrolment of these instruments was not reqiured by 
law until the Statute of Chai'les rendered it imperative ; yet, 
in times antecedent thereto, it was no unusual thing to insert 
in the patent, a clause nullifying the grant, unless enrolled 
within a given time; and, even in the absence of such provi- 
sion, the patentees themselves had recourse, in most instances, 
to this precaution, for their own security, and to avoid the 
inconvenience, if not loss, resulting from neglect; for it some- 
times occurred that the king was deceived in granting to one 
subject what had been previously passed away from the 
Crown in favour of another, no record existing of the previous 
grant. 

The Patent Rolls, although commencing with a Roll of 
the tenth year of King Edward L, contain grants made by 
King Henry II., by John, as well when Earl of Morton as 
when king; by King Henry III. and King Edward I. With 
the exception of the reigns of the first three Edwards, in 
which some chasms exist, and a chasm in the reign of Henry 



XXXVIll PUKFACE. 

VIII., (luring the first twenty years of whose reign there is 
but one Roll (of the sixth) remaining, the series forms almost 
one continuous and mibroken chain down to tlie present 
time. How this loss occurred has never been clearly ascer- 
tained; Ijut the 7-fs yvslce of the reign of Henry VIII. 
are pretty accurately written by Sir James Ware, and 
some interesting evidences relating to it will be tiiund in 
Kynier; and copious materials connected willi this i)eriod 
of the English history of Ireland will be found in Lambeth 
Library, in which are preser\ed the indentures and treaties 
of peace between the Chief Governor and the Irish chief- 
tains, letters, petitions, orders, instructions, journal-:, acts |of 
council, submissions, imjuisitions, and other I\LSS., to the reign 
of James I. Those records cover a period C)f time which, 
of itself, speaks their autiiiuity; and, as regards the utility 
and variety of them, whether the labours of the anti<|uary, 
the objects of the historian, the pursuits of the legal jmicti- 
tioncr, or the purposes of general inquiry are to be served ; 
they may be best ex]ilained by the enumeration of the cha- 
racter of the documents which have been previously det^jiled. 
To explore these stores of information and unfold their 
contents is the object, as far as it extends, of the jireseiit 
work. Here the historian ami antiquary will find the letters 
ami corresj)ondence of Henry VII I., Edward VI., Mary, and 
Eli/jibeth with tlie Lord Deputy and the Irish Executive, 
commending their zeal, summoning parlianu»nts, jiarcelling 
out entire territories, incorporating towns, and eiuKibling the 
meritorifius; conciliating the Irish chieftains, or, as tlu'v were 
calleil, " Ca])tains of their nations," negociating with them for 
tlie surrender of their territories, and enjoining their dtie 
(ilK'dience and submission to the English rule, lauiruage, and 
coslunie; treaties of peace and sidmiissions of the Irish chief- 
tains. Tile great M'Carthy More, after ravaging the south, 
comes "sans protection," before the Lord Depot v, describing 
liimself n.s the " most unworthy and unnatural ICarl, who, with 
inward sorrow of mind and most hearty repentance, recalling 
the great benefits an<l exceeding bounty he received from her 
Majesty, and the degree of lioiiour and |ire-cminence he hacf 



PEEFACE. 



been most unworthily called unto, far greater tlian ever he, a 
cursed creature, could have deserved, with bitter tears and 
great compunction of mind, most humbly confesses, wliich the 
more aggravates the enormity of his offences, and heaps upon 
liim more abundantly her iMajesty's most just indignation, 
tliat, being seduced by that pernicious rebel, Fitz-Maurice 
and the Geraldines, forgetting his duty to God and lier 
Majesty, he was, by subtle enticements and most wicked per- 
suasions, induced to take a rash oath, which done, he entered 
into that fuiy and madness of rebellion against his sovereign, 
confederating with Butler and the rest of the rebels, whereby, 
he swerved from his allegiance, by ti'aitorously raising her 
Majesty's subjects, burning houses and castles, and -sundry 
other grievous offences and heinous and detestable treasons 
deserving extreme punishment and sharp correction ; which 
as he could not justify or defend, so he, prostrate before the 
Deputy and Council, with most penitent and humble mind, 
freely submitted his life, goods, and lands to the disposition 
of her Majesty, beseeching their lordships to have compassion 
on him and intercede with her Majesty, that she would 
vouchsafe to receive him, the most vile and unworthy wretch 
of the creation, to her clemency and mercy ; and he under- 
takes to pray to God to grant her Highness a most prosperous 
and ha|>py reign, and that it would please Him to unveil his 
eyes and grant him gi-ace to remain in her dutiful service, 
which he now dedicates to her Majesty, to the last drop of 
his blood." 

Cavanagli undertakes to maintain the accustomed fiiirs in 
his territory; and not permit any wicked, nefarious, or plun- 
dering act to be committed at the pass, either by land or water ; 
and will banish and repudiate all their idle men ; none of them 
will ride armed, save the Captain ; and will not exact, beyond 
the bounds of their own country, any exactions, " coyne, 
or livery." Savage is to give the Lord Leonard Gray, for his 
favour and friendship, 100 fat cows, one good horse, or fifteen 
Irish marks in lieu of the latter. O'Byrne undertakes to serve 
at the hostings with his followers, at his own expense, and he 
will pay to the king Ad. Irish, yearly, for every horse, mare, 



xl . PREFACE. 

COW, bull, or ox tliut ill future he shall possess. He uiuler- 
tnkes not to harbour the O'Tools, or succour any of them 
flviiic f(ir protcctiim, and ho will send to the hosting a banner 
with twenty li<irsoiiien and a pro[)orti(>nate nuniljor of footmen, 
according to the usage of liis country. O'Karroll will find 
provision in his county for eighty sparres or galloglasses, for 
a ([uarter of a-year, and will furnish twelve good horsemen 
and twenty -four foot soldiers. De Burgo covenants that each 
captain of his county shall pay £40 yearly rent to the king 
and 100 marks for his nomination. (J MoUoy undertakes to 
serve the Deputy against the traitor O'Connor, and maintain 
Lord M'Geoghegan. O'Toole will use the English costuine 
and manner, and the English language to the best of his know- 
ledge ; the Great Desmond, affects su[)erlative demonstration of 
sorrow and penitential expression of his anguish at his treason 
and defection; ami Shnne O'Neill, when he couKl no longer 
keep the Claneboy with " the strong hand," pathetically la- 
ments his great ingratitude to liis generous mistress. 

The lawyer will find the economy of judicial proceedings 
of Chancery at this remote period — the bill, answer, replica- 
tion, rejoinder, decree, mandamus, and injunction, and, what 
is indicative of the temper of the times, the removal of 
suits to the decision of the Lord De]nity and Council, when 
the petitioner was a))prehensive of a failure of justice in the 
regions " without the Pale." 

The defeat in the north of the chieftiiins, Shane O'Neil, 
O'Donnell, O'Dogherty, and Maguire, in the reign of Eliza- 
beth, allonled an opportunity of ))lantiiig that portion of the 
country; Dcsmoml, in the south, liaviiig rushed to arms, was 
overthrown, and his vast territoryconfiscated. In conse(|uence, 
we find the patents rapiilly increasing, and assuming, for the 
first time, a character of onler and precision commensurate 
with the imi>rovemcnt of the jicriod, the facilities of English 
communication, and the ilesire, by express and definite pro- 
visions, to extir]>ate tlie ])re-exi.sting tenures of the Irish: lor- 
bidding the nssum|ition of the Irisli costume or sirname — the 
division of lands according to the ancient custom of gavel- 
kind — the use of the Brehon laws or the laws of Tanistrv — 



PREFACE. xli 

and enjoining the inhabitants, in all modes and on all occa- 
sions, to adopt the English habits, language, government, 
rules and costume. 

The inquirer into the state of the Chui'ch will find the 
nomination of the bishops and clergy, the removal of the in- 
competent, the establishment of the reformed faith, and the pro- 
ceedings of the historian Bale, of whom the Queen, writing (after 
his flight from his bishoprick) to Sentleger, says, " send over 
the books and writings of Bale, a man that hath byn studious 
in the serche for the history and antiquities of this our realme, 
which he left behind him, in the tyme of our late sister Queue 
Mary, when he was occasioned to depart out of Ireland, for 
the illustration and setting forth of the ' stori/e' of this our 
realme by him the said Bale." 

In addition to all that had been done in relation to the pub- 
lication of the English records, on the 26th of January, 1857, 
the Master of the Rolls of England submitted to the Trea- 
sury a proposal for the publication of materials for the history 
of England from the Invasion of the Romans to the reign of 
Henry VIII. 

His Honor suggested that these materials should be selected 
for publication under competent editors, without reference to 
periodical or chronological arrangement, without mutilation 
or abridgement ; preference being given, in the fii'st instance, 
to such materials as were most scarce and valuable. 

He proposed that each chronicle or historical document 
to be edited should be treated in the same way as if the 
editor were engaged on an editio princeps; and for this pur- 
pose the most correct test should be formed from an accurate 
collation of the best MSS. 

To render the work more generally useful, the Master of 
the Rolls suggested that the editor should give an account of 
the MSS. in question ; that he should add to the work a brief 
account of the life and times of the author, and any remarks 
necessary to explain the clu^onology ; but no other note or 
comment was to be allowed, except what might be necessary 
to establish the correctness of the text. 

The works to be published in octavo, separately, as they 

d 



xlii PREFACE. 

were finished; the wliolo responsibility of the task resting 
upon the editors, who were to be chosen by the Master oi 
tlie Rolls, witli the sanction of tlie Treasury. 

The Lords of Her Majesty's Treasury, after a careful con- 
sideratitin of the subject, expressed their opinion in a Trea- 
sury Minute, dated February 0, 18'>7, that the plan recom- 
mended by the Master of the Rolls " was well calculated for 
the acconi])lislMncnt of this national object, in an effectual and 
satisfactory manner, within a reasonable time, and ])rovi(led 
proper attention be paid to economy, in making the detailed 
arrangements, without unnecessary expense." 

They expressed their ajiprobation of the proposal that each 
chronicle and historical document should be edited in such a 
manner as to represent, with all possible correctness, the text 
of each writer, derived from a collation of the best manuscripts. 
They suggested, however, that the preface to each work 
should contain, in addition to the particulars proposed by the 
^Master of the Rolls, a biographical account of the autlior, so 
far as authentic materials existed for that purpose, and an 
estimate of his historical credibility and value. 

In consequence of this decision, several most interesting 
volumes have been already given to the public ; amongst 
them, " Ro^-al and Historical Letters during the Reign 
of Henry IV. ;" " Ilistoria Regis Ilenrici Sej>tinii a Ber- 
narilo Andrea Theolosato Conscrij)ta, necnon alia quajdam 
ad eundem Regem Spectantia ;" " Munimenta Gildhaliaj 
Londoniensis ;" "Liber albiis, liber custumarum ot liber 
horn;" "Chronicon M(jnasterii dc Abingdon" (2 vols.); 
" Monumenta Fnuiciscana ;" " Capgrave's Chronicle of Eng- 
land ;" "Lives of I^dward the Confessor;" " iMemorials ot 
Henry V.;" "Political Poems and Songs, composed during 
the period from the accession of Edward the HI. to that of 
Richaril III.;" " Bartholoma-i de Cotton Monachi Norwicen- 
sis Historia Anglicana" (12!)8); "Ilistoria filona-sterii S. 
Augustini Cnntuariensis ; ' " Capgrave's Book of the Illus- 
trious Henries, and Translation" (2 vols.); "Tluj Chronicles 
of Scotlanil ;" itn<l perhajis to us the mo^t valuable and inter- 
esting of all, "Hamilton's Calendar of the State Papers 



PREFACE. xliii 

relating to Ireland " dui-ing the period embraced by the fol- 
lowing work, and to which it affords, in many instances, an 
admirable clue and interpretation. 

The Master of the Rolls of Ireland, solicitous for the publi- 
cation of the Irish Records, following the example so success- 
fully presented in the sister country, recommended to the 
Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury the propriety 
of printing and publishing calendars or repertories to the Patent, 
Close, and Statute Rolls, and other important legal muniments 
of this country, and their Lordships willingly acceded to his 
Honor's suggestion. This work, therefore, undertaken by 
their Lordships' authority, under the direction of the Master 
of the Rolls, has for its object to rescue some part of the 
most important of our national muniments from the com- 
parative oblivion and obscurity in which, by reason of the diffi- 
culty of access and the labour of research, they now lie in- 
volved ; to facilitate the researches of persons engaged in his- 
torical investigation and inquiry, and whatever light it may 
throw on our public records, in directing either the pursuits 
of the historian, the antiquary, or of the legal practitioner, 
it is to the Government they must feel themselves indebted 
for the encouragement afforded in exti'icating and evolving 
their contents from technical phrases, wordy parentheses, and 
legal forms of diction. It pui-ports to contain an abstract of 
every instrument on the Rolls; condensed and translated into 
English ; all abbreviations and contractions have been rejected; 
all technical phraseology discarded. The purport of each docu- 
ment has been minutely and accurately analyzed ; the sub- 
stance of every important clause and provision extracted, and 
the names of every person and place in each accurateh^ speci- 
fied, with a view of rendering accessible to the public the 
original MSS., obscured as they now are in obsolete languages 
and modes of expression ; written in antiquated and nearly 
unknown character, obscure and frequently illegible, rendered 
more embarrassing by abbreviations, which frequently leave 
the number, gender, or tense of a word difficult of ascer- 
tainment; and which might, if not in time rescued fi-om obli- 
vion, ultimately share the fate of the memorials of Babylon 



xliv PREFACE. 

01- Nincvcli, and like the Rosetta stone, depend for interpre- 
fcition upon the chance discovery of some inffenious student. 

The decayed state of many of these rolls interposed diffi- 
culties in the execution of the work, but coiTesponding exer- 
tion has been made, as it was thought desirable to rescue as 
much as possible of these our early records from oblivion — 
Si successus sajpe, labor certe nunquam, deficit. 

In extenuation of the faults, from which I dare not hope 
this work is free, I would plead, that in the performance of 
this task, I have had to rely solely on my own resources, 
at intervals snatched from the labours of official duties ; that 
I have, to the best of my ability, faithfully rendered the 
translation; and, grateful for the important trust reposed in 
me, I have sought to compensate for my conscious imperfec- 
tions by untiring zeal and industry. 

JAMES MORRIN. 



Rolls Office, 

May, 1861. 



CALENDAR 

OF THE 

PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, CHANCERY, 

IRELAND. 



Patent Roll 5, 6 Henet VIII. — 1514-15. j, 6 

Hen. Vlir. 
Membrane i. 

1. License to Edward Becke, otherwise Beke, of Manchester, to 
trade freely throughout Ireland, during his life, exempt from pay- 
ment of the King's customs or tolls. — April 5, 5°. 

2. Grant to John Barnewell, knight. Lord of Trymleteston, of the 
ofSee of Second Justice of the Chief Place ; To hold during pleasure, 
with a salary of 40 marks. — Jan. 2, 5°. 

3. Pardon of Christopher Ussher, of Dublin, merchant, the King's 
collector and customer, and Matilda Darcy his wife. — Jan, 13. 

Membrane 2. 

4. Pardon of William Brent, Abbot of the monastery of St, Thomas 
the Martyr, near Dublin, and his convent. — Jan 

Membrane 3. 

5. Grant, for a certain sum of money, to Edward Plunket, knight, 
Lord of Donsany, of five marks annually, issuing out of Crossdrome 
and Castell Cor, in the county of Meath, in the King's hands, by 
reason of the minority of John Plunket, son and heir of Edmund 
Plunket, late Lord of Kyllen, deceased ; so long as the lands shall 
remain in the King's hands. — Without account. — April 4. 

6. Grant of the office of Justice of Ireland to WiUiam Preston, 
Viscount and Lord of Gormaneston. — April 13. 

Dorso. 

7. Award of the Lords and Council, directing that Henry Duff 
and others, inhabitants of Drogheda, shall have a certain ship and 
goods, well and lawfully taken by them, as a Tpi:lzQ.—-Aug. 4, 6°. 

B 



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,j^ ,3 Patent Roll 22, 23 Henry VIIL — 1531-2. 

Hen. VIII. 

Membrane i. 

1. Grant of Ei)f:li.*li liberty to Charles Reynolds, otlicrwiso Ma- 
gtanj-ll, bachelor of laws : that he may be free of all Irish service, 
use and enjoy the English laws, and acii'iire lands and possessions. 
—Oct. 9, 23°. 

2. Grant to Sir William Skeffington of the office of Deputy of 
Henry Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Lieutenant of Ireland. — 
June 12, 22°. 

Membrane 3. 

3. Grant to Richard Dclahide of the Warde, and Thomas Hnuthe 
of Tartaiguc, for a fine of 120 silver marks, of tlio custody of the 
lands aud possessions which Thomas lloUiwood, of Tartaigne, held 
of the Crown, in capitc, by knight's service, aud which came to the 
hands of the Crown in consequence of the minority of his son 
Nicholas ; To hold whilst in the King's hands ; also the wardship 
and marriage of the same Nicholas. — April 8, 24°. 

4. Grant of English liberty to John Byrne, otherwise O'Broyrie, 
clerk. — No date. 

5. Similar grant to Malachias O'llarnee, doctor of medicine. — 
Sept. 12, 24°. 

6. Similar grant to Cormac O'Duff, of Gormaneston, yeoman.^ 
May 23, 25°. 

7. Simihr grant to Hngh M'Crossan, chaplain. — May 29, 25°. 

8. Similar grant to John Kerwan, chaplain. — Axig. 22, 25°. 

9. Similar Grant to Donat M'Cathwill, clerk. — June 6, 25°. 

10. Similar grant to Dionisius O'Somaghan, vicar of Donard. 

July 4, 25°. 

Membrane 4. 

1 1 . Pardon of Elisio Butler, otherwise callcil Alice the Nun, Abbess 
of Kilkyllen, in tho diocese of Ossory, for all treasons committed 
ngninst the Statutes of 25° and 28° Eilward III., and of 13° and 16° 
Richard II. — July 4, 25°. 

12. Pardon of George Parys, of Aghcr, son of Nicholas Parys, of 
AnKcrston, in the county of Kildaro, othcrwieo called George taris, 
of CaatleycshiU, hornenian. — />c. 10, 25°, 



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13. Pardon of Bartliolomew Bath, son and hoir of Ricliard Batb, 2J, 23 
of Balmadroght.— iVoi'. 26, 24°. Hen. VIII. 

Membrane 5. 

14. Appointment of Sir Bartholomew Dillon, to the office of 
Chief Justice of the Pleas in Ireland, vice Patrick Bremingham ; To 
hold during pleasure, with all the perquisites and emoluments which 
his predecessor enjoyed and received out of the customs of the 
cities of Dublin and Drogheda. — Jan. 15, 24°. 

15. Grant to Peter Butler, Earl of Ossory, and the heirs male of 
his body, of all castles and lands he may acquire, or recover from 
the Irish rebels in the county of Ossory, of which the King or any 
of his faithful subjects has not possession, right, or title ; To hold, 
in capite, by knight's service ; and also a grant to the said Peter of 
the office of seneschal, constable, and governor of the manor and 
castle of Dungarvan, with a fee of £100 a-year, when he shall have 
recovered possession of it from James Earl of Desmond, who now 
by intrusion detains it from the King ; To hold during his life, and 
after his decease the office to revert to James, his son and heir, 
with remainder to his heir male. — Feb. 26, 19°. 



Patent Roll 24, 25 Henry VIII — 1533-4- 24, 25 

Hen. VIII, 

Membrane i. ' 

1. Appointment of Gerald Earl of Kildare, Deputy of the Duke 
of Richmond, Lieutenant of Ireland, during pleasure, with liberty 
to nominate all officers within the kingdom, except the Chancellor, 
Chief Justices, and Master of the Rolls. — July 5, 24°. 

2. Appointment of George, Archbishop of Armagh, to the office 
of Chancellor of Ireland, in place of John Allen, Archbishop of 
Dublin ; To hold during pleasure, with custody of the great seal, 
and power to examine and determine all causes and suits according 
to the law and custom of Ireland. — Jidy 4, 24°. 

Memhrane 2. 

3. Livery of seisin of all the lands and possessions of James, 
Alison, and Anne Fitzleonis, to Henry Wise, of Waterford, gentle- 
man, Alison Fitzleonis his wife, and Anne Fitzleonis, daughters of 
James Fitzleonis, sen., late of Archerstown, sisters and co-heiresses 
of James Fitzleonis, jun. — July 12, 25°. 

4. Grant to Sir Walter Delahide, of Moyclare, Richard Delahide, 
of Warde, Arlando Ussher, and Thomas Stewns, of Dublin, of the 
offices of customers and collectors of the new and petty custom and 

B z 



4 . PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i533-4- 

2A. 25 cockct in tlie ports of Dublin, Drogbeda, and Dundalk ; To bold 
lien. VIH. durinj,' pleasure, paying tbereout to tbe Excbcfjiier £307. — Atir;. 

24,24°. 

Membrane 4. 

5. Pardon of intrusion to Gerald FitzJulin, otherwise M'Sbaue, of 
the (icnildines of Clonkonnyro, in the county of Kildare, and Mar- 
{raret his wife, because after the death of Simon Pettyde, lato the 
King's tenant of the manors of Molingare and Irishton, in the county 
of Meath, she married Edmond Tuito ; and after the death of said 
Edmond, the King's tenant of the manor of Molcnly, she married 
Sir Gerald EitzJobn. — iVov. 10, 24°. 

6. Panlon of James Arture, of Kyngis Milton, in the county of 
Dublin, husbandman and miller. — A/ar. 9, 24°. 

7. Pardon of Gerald Plunket, of Julyaiistown, in the county of 
Meatb, gentleman. — Mai/ 23, 25°. 

Membrane 5. 

8. Appointment of Gerabl Aylmer to the office of Second Justice 
of the Common Bench; during pleasure. — Aug. 23, 24°. 

9. Appointment of Gerald Dillon to the office of Prothonotary of 
the Common Bench, with the custody of the writs and rolls; during 
pleasure. — Sept.. 28, 24°. 

• 10. Appointment of Robert Barnewall, of Roveston, to the office 

of Chirographer of the Common Bench ; during pleasure.- — Sept. 
12,24°. 

11. Appointment of Walter Golding to the office of Second En- 
grosser and Transcriptor of the Exchequer; during pleasure. — Aug. 
31. 24° 

12. Appointment of Edward Sexton to the office of Chief Serjeant 
of the county of Dublin ; during pleasure. — Sept. 2, 24°. 

13. Appointment of Connac Roche, Arcbdcaoon of Armagh, to 
the office of one of the Masters of Chancery ; during pleasure. — 
Hept. 12, 24°. 

14. Appointment of Eilward Rookes to the office of Clerk of the 
Customs, in the port of Dublin ; during pleasure. — A'o date. 

15. Appointment of Patrick Whyte to the office of Second Baron 
of the Exchc<iuer; during pleasure. — Aug. 25, 34°. 

16. Ajipointment of .John Nettorvillc, clerk, to tlio office of Second 
Rcmcmbmnccr of the Exelioiiuer; during pleasure. — Sept. 24, 24°. 



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17. Appointment of Thomas Dillon to the office of Second Cbara-; 24, i? 
berlain of the Exchequer; during pleasure. — Aiif/. 28, 24°. Hen. VIII. 

Memh-ane 6. 

18. Appointment of Thonia.s Lutterell to the office of Serjeant-at- 
Law and Solicitor-General, during pleasure, at a salary of 20 mark.s, 
viz., 10 marks to be paid by the Sheriff of Droghedai, out of the fee- 
farm of the town, and 10 by the treasury. — Sept. 9, 24°. 

19. Appointment of Christopher Delahyde to the office of Second 
Justice of the Pleas, in place of Bartholomew Dillon ; To hold 
during pleasure, with the usual salary and fees, to be paid out of 
the customs of Drogheda. — Ap7-il i, 24°. 

20. Grant to Richard Martene, of Galway, merchant, to have 
three places upon the water of Galway, between the bridge of the 
town and the sea, where it shall to him seem best, for three nets for 
taking salmon and other fish, as is usual ; To hold during pleasure, 
at a rent of 6s. 8d. — Oct. 2, 24°. 

21. Appointment of Walter Hussey, clerk, to the office of Chief 
Engrosser of the Exchequer ; during pleasure — Sept. 28, 24°. 

22. Appointment of William Fitzwilliam to the office of Clerk of 
the Hanaper of Chancery, during pleasure, vice Nicholas Wycombe. 
— Aug. 26, 24°. 

23. Appointment of Richard Delahyde to the office of Chief Jus- 
tice of the Common Bench, during pleasure, with a salary of £40 ; 
of which £20 is to be paid out of the fee-farm of the city of Dublin, 
and £20 out of the revenue of the counties of Meath, Dublin, and 
Louth, in as ample manner as Robert Dowdale held* the same office. 
— Aitff. 20, 24°. " 

24. Appointment of Richard Delahide to the office of Chancellor 
of the Green Wax of the Exchequer, during pleasure, with the usual 
fees, to be paid out of the great and petty customs of the tonnage 
and poundage of the port of Dublin. — Anff. 25, 24°. 

25. Appointment of Thomas de St. Laurence to the office of 
King's Attorney, during pleasure, with a salary of .£12, of which 
£8 is to be paid out of the fee farm of Drogheda, and £4 out of the 
Treasury. — Aug. 19, 24°. 

26. Presentation of William Cokkes to the church of Saint Mar- 
garet, of Rathwere, in the diocese of Meath, in the King's gift..— . 
Aug. 18, 24°. 



6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i533-4. 

14, 15 Memhrane 7. 

*'l ■ 27. Pardon of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Comnioiialty of the city of 

Dublin, for nil offences, in consitlei-ation of tlicir services against 
the Irish enemies: John CaudcU and Patrick Burgess, excepted. — 
Feb. 29, 24°- 

Memhrane 8. 

28. Appointment of John Talbot to the office of Clerk of the Pleas 
of the Exchequer, during pleasure, vice John Beling. — Sept. 12, 24°. 

29. Appointment of Nicholas Wycombe to the office of Clerk and 
Keeper of the writs, bills, records, files, memoranda, and muniments 
of Chancery, during pleasure. — Sept. 25, 24°. 

30. Appointment of Christopher Plunket, of Dunsogly, to the 
office of Seneschal or Bailiff of the manor or lordship of Rathtouth, 
in the county Meath, during pleasure. — Avg. 24, 24°. 

31. Appointment of Nicholas Stanj'liurst to the office of Clerk of 
the Crown of Chancery, during pleasure, with a salary of 10 marks. 
—Aug. 24, 24°. 

32. Appointment of William Bath to the office of Vice-Treasurer 
or General-Receiver of the Exchequer, vice Bartholomew Dillon, 
during pleasure. — tiept. 11, 24°. 

Memhrane 9. 

33. Pardon of John Moore, of Dublin, for the murder of Patrick 
White, of Drogheda, merchant, whom he killed with premeditated 
malice No date. 

34. ConGrmation of tlin election of Edward Anger, Abbot of the 
House of Saint Mary of Dulccke, and directions for a mandate for 
restitution of the temporalities. — A'o date. 

35. Pardon of Tummultagho Mac Donaghe, of Bewly, otherwise 
called Damsyn Donagh, idleman, for the murder of Hugh, otherwise 
Odo Nawit O'Flauagan, iiUcman. — Xo date. 

36. License to Richard Marteno, of Oalway, merchant, to have 
throe jdace.'j upon the water of Calway, between the briilgo of the 
town anil the sea, where it to him thai] seem best, for three nets for 
taking salmon and other fish, as is accustomed ; to hold during the 
Lord Deputy's jileasure, at a rent of six shillings and eight pence. — 
No date. 

37. Grant of English liberty to Malachy O'LIarnee, <loctor of 
medicine. — No dale. 



1533- 4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 7 

Mimhrane 10. 24, 25 

38. Pardon of Fawno Fydalgo for all ofTences. — No date. J_ 

39. Commission of oyer, terminer, and gaol delivery to the Mayor 
and Recorder of DrogLeda, for the town and franchises, during 
pleasure. — No date. 

40. Pardon of Richard Duff, of Dublin, plasterer, for the rohbery 
of twenty silver shillings from the person of John Caudell, of Dublin, 
merchant. — No date. 

41. Pardon of Alicia Barret, of Luttrellstown, single woman, in- 
dicted and convicted for stealing, on the i6th March, in the 23rd 
year of the reign, from Geoffry Mfirce, tanner, seven silver shillings 
in a purse. — No date. 

Membrane 1 1 . 

42. Pardon of George Archbishop of Armagh, Primate and Chan- 
cellor of Ireland, for all transgressions, for using the Brehon law, 
and principally for absenting himself from Ireland whilst Archbishop 
and Primate. — No date. 

43. Grant to Sir John Barnewall, knight. Lord of Trimleston, 
of 126A. and 8 messuages in Dunlvvrys, and the two Dunlwrys, 
Balenebourche, and Cabraght, in the county Meath ; To hold to him 
and his heirs male, in fee farm, as of the manor of Trim, at a rent of 
£6 6s., upon condition that he shall erect within four years a village 
for the better defence of the castle of Killyncroose, and protection 
of the English against the O'Connors. — Dec. i, 24°. 

Memhrane 12. 

44. Appointment of Thomas Finglass to the office of Prothonotary 
of the Common Bench, and keeper of all the bills, files, plesa, records, 
and rolls, and chyrographer of the same bench, for life. — June 2, 26°. 

Membrane 13. 

45. Livery of seisin of all the manor lands and possessions of 
■which William and Robert Sutton were seized in their demesne, as of 
fee, to John Sutton, son and heir of William Sutton, cousin and heir 
of Robert Sutton, late Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, 
Dublin. — June 11, 25°. 

Membrane 14. 

46. Livery of seisin of all the lands and possessions of Edward 
and Walter Tuite, or any of their ancestors, to Walter Tuite, cousin 
and heir of Edward Tuite, late of Mollenly, in the county of Meath, 
gentleman, who hold the town of Faringtouragh, as of the manor of 
Trim, by the service of sixteen pence, as scutage runs. — Dec, 23, 25°. 



8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i533-4- 

14. J5 Membrane 15. 

47. Panlnn of Tlinmas Stcwnes, Constalilo of tlio castle of Trim, 

and the King's collector of tho issues and rents of that manor. — 
Dec. 33, 25°. 

48. Similar pardon of Edward Nujrent, of Ballcnebratnagli, in 
the county Mcath, Gerald Nugent and James Nugent, John lloppe, 
of Hoppestown, and Leysagh O'Conbore, of Disart, in the same 
county, horseman. — Dec. 24, 25°. 

49. Similar pardon of Meyler Fay, of Rathangan, in the county 
of Kildare, horseman, with a release from payment of any fee into 
the llanaper. — Dec. 13, 25°. 

50. Similar pardon of I'atrick Gernon, of Gcrnonstowu, in the 
county of Louth, gentleman, without payment of any fine. — JJec. 20, 

Membrane 16. 

51. Grant to Thomas Fitzgerald, son and heir of Gerald Earl of 
Eildare, of the manor or lordship of Rath were ; to hold during tho 
pleasure of the Lord Deputy, without account : and also the custody 
of all tho lands and possessions of the late James Darcy, of Crig- 
giston, gentleman, which ho held of the King, as of tho manor of 
Rathwere, by knight's service, and which, on account of the minority 
of Robert, kis-fion, came to the hands of tho Grown. — iVov. 10, 25°. 

53. Pardon of alienation for Walter Bath, of Rathfogh, esq. — iVo 
date. 

53. Pardon of Sir Christopher Saint Laurence, of Howth, knight, 
for all olfcnccs, and particularly for the death of Patrick Reyly, late 
of Curragh, in the county of Dublin, labourer. — A'o date. 

54. Pardon of Stephen Crcnan, of Piathanigan, chaplain, and John 
Creuan, of Cardufl'.— ^an. 26, 25°. 

55. Pardon of George Cromer, Archbishop of Armagh. — A'c date. 

56. Pardon of Maurice Ketyng, of Cathcrlaghc, gonileman. 

Dec. 33, 25°. 

57. Pardon of Richard Dclaliido, of the Wardo, gentleman. — 
No dale. 

58. Pardon of Sir Walter Delabidc, of Moyclare, knight. 

Dec. 19, 25°. 



I533-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 9 

59. Paulon of Christopher Phinkct, of Dunsoghly, gentleman. — 24. ^5 
Jan. 12, 25°. Hen. VIII. 

60. Pardon of Walter Cusake, treasurer of the Cathedral of Saint 
Patrick's, Dublin — Jan. 9, 25°. 

61. Pardon of James Gernon, of Kyllencowle, gentleman. — 
Jan. 30, 25°. 

62. Pardon of Robert Gerot, of Dublin, yeoman. — Dec. 19, 25°. 

63. Pardon of Gerald Fitzgerald, of Croghboy, gentleman. — 
Dec. 20, 25°. 

64. Pardon of Thomas Talbot and John Talbot, of Malahide. — 
Jan. II, 25°. 

65. Pardon of Sir Christopher Saint Laurence, Lord of Howth. — 
Jan. 29, 25°. 

66. Pardon of George Nettervill, of Gerardeston, gentleman. — 
Feh. 9, 25°. 

67. Pardon of Gerald Sutton, of Rathmore, and David Sutton, of 
Clonnen, in the county of Kildare. — Dec. 13, 25°. 

68. Pardon of intrusion and alienation to Edward Serle, vicar of 
the church of the Blessed Virgin, of Ardcath ; Peter Wallis, vicar of 
Saint Columbe, abbot of Scryn: and Roger Bodynghan, chaplain, in 
relation to the lands of Balrath, in the parish of Bahnagariveg, in 
the county of Meath, which were held of the Crown in capite. — 
Dec. 20, 25°. 

Dorso. 

69. Indenture between Thomas, Prior of Christ Church, and the 
Chapter and Convent, of the one part, and Thomas Stephens, of 
DuoIIr one of the King's Grooms of the Chamber, of the other part. 

l_Almost itlegi'jie.\ — July 3, 24°. 

An obligation whereby the said Thomas Stephens is bound to 
the Prior to observe the covenants contained in the preceding inden- 
ture. — No date. 

70. Depositions of witnesses in a suit in the Ecclesiastical Court 
of Cashel, touching the legitimacy of Edmund, son of James, Baron 
of Dunboyne ; enrolled in perpetuam rei memoriam ; one of the 
witnesses swears that he saw and heard him, the said James, swear 
on the holy cross of the monastery of Ogher Lawyn that he never 
married Margaret Ingham, or any other woman, except Elinor Taaff, 



lo PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i 533-4- 

14, 15 and Catlierino, tbe danglitcr of M'Carthy ; anotkor witness proves 
Hen. VIII. tliat lie was present in the parisli church of Ballivicmartcn at the 

niarriafre of Janies anil Elinor. Seven witnesses were examined, 

and thoy all depose to the illegitimacy of the children of Margaret 
Ingham. — Xo dale. 

71. Attestation of the depositions by Patrick Ronan, public 
uotary. — Xo date. 

72. Further depositions relative to the same suit. — Xo date. 
Attestation of the last mentioned depositions by Richard Haly, 

public notary Xo date. 

73. Decree, pronounced by Geralde A^'lmer, Second Justice of 
the King's Common Place, and Patrick White, Second Baron of 
the E.Kchequer, upon the complaint of George Sesnane, otherwise 
Sc.\ten, of Limerick, against James Roche of the same, concerning 
the riglit and possession of a stone house with the appurtenances iu 
Limerick : whereby the possession of the house is adjudged to the 
said George. — Oct. 17, 23°. 

74. Decree, by George, Archbishop of Armagh, Chancellor of 
Ireland, Richard Delahide, Chief Justice of the King's Common 
Place, and Patrick Fynglas, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, upon a 
bill of complaint of George .Sesnane, otherwise Sexten, against James 
Roche of Lymerick, concerning a stone house there, the title to 
which had been decreed to said George : It is adjudged, that 
pos.session be given to DanycU Arthure, Maj'or of the City of 
Limerick, and Gerald Ilee, merchant, until the morrow of Martinmas 
next following, and, if the said James Roche do not then appear to 
prove his title, that then Edmond Sexten, who had purchased the 
house from said George, shall have possession of it until the said 
James shall show a better title to exclude him. — October 26, 24°. 

75. Decree, pronounced by Gerald Aylmer, one of the King's 
Commissioners of the county of Kilkenny, upon complaint of Robert 
Lorgcnan of Rosso, that, by the "expulsing" and troul)lo of Jnnics 
Swctman, he could not coTitinuo in po.snessi(«n of a "mease," a 
garden, and an orchard in Thonia.stown, in the said county, accord- 
ing to a decree in \\'w favour made l)y Iliii.'li, .Vrchbi.shop of Dublin, 
Chancellor of Ireland, on tho comi>laint of .^aiil Uobert against 
Richard Roboko of Thomaslon, who had dissci,")cd him of tho 
premises. By this decree possession of the premises is adjudged to 
thosai 1 Robert. — April 9, 33°. 

76. Memoraniluin of the decree, against Richard Roboke, men- 
tioned in tho preceding article. — Junt 19, 20°. 



1 533-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 



Patent Roll 25 Henry VIII — 1534. *5 

Hen. VIII. 

1. Memorandum tbat, on the 18 August, 25°, the following 
Patent was publicly read in tbe great chamber in the Castle of 
Dublin. 

2. Grant of tbe office of Clerk or Master of the Rolls of Chan- 
cery, and Clerk of the Council, to John Alen, gent. : To bold for 
life, with a salary of £20, payable out of the customs of the ports 
of Dublin and Drogheda, in as ample manner as Robert Cowley 
possessed those offices. — Jidt/ 9, 25°. 

3. Certificate that, on the last day of August in the aforesaid 
year, John Alen took the oath of office, before the Lord Archbishop 
of Armagh, Chancellor of Ireland. 

4. The oath of the Clerk, Keeper, and Master of the R0II.9. 

Ye swear that ye well and trulie shall serve o'' Sovraigne Lord 
the King in th'offlce of the Clerc, Keper and Master of the Rolles of 
his Chancery of Ireland, and the rolles, process, records, and muni- 
ments of the said Corte ye shall trulie and surelie conserve and 
kepe, or see them to be conserved and kept to y"" power. Ye shall 
not assent ne procure the disherison ne ppetuall hurte of the King 
to yo"" power. Ye shall do no fraude, no procure non to be don' to 
the hurt of the Kynges peple, nor in anything that touchith the 
keping of the gret Scale ; and faithfully and trulie shall you coun- 
saile the things which touch the King when ye thereto shall be 
required, and the counsaile that ye know touching him shall ye 
conceal. And if ye know the King's disheritance, or his ppetuall 
hurte or fraude in thinges to be doon touching the keping of the 
said seale ye shall put y'' lawfull power to redress it and amend it; 
and if ye cannot do it ye shall show it to the King or the Chan- 
celor, or other that may amend it after y'' intent. Ye shall see the 
patents, writtes, and other proccs of the Chancerie to be recorded 
and inrolled by yo' self or yo'' clerkes, as to yo'' office apperteyneth ; 
ye shall admitt no clerke, attorney, or oth'' officer or mynyster to 
serve or mynyster in the said Corte, but soch as in yo'' conscience 
ye shall think to be able thereunto ; ye shall minister indifferent 
right and justice to all the Kings peple that shall have to do 
before you, according the Kings conscience. And all other things 
that apperteyneth to yo'' office as Master of the Rolls ye shall 
doe and observe, see God ye helpe, aU his saynts, and the holy 
Evangelistes. 

5. Certificate that, at the same time, he took tbe oath of office as 
Clerk of the Council. 



13 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [iS34-6. 

15. »*' »7 25, 26, 27 Henry VIII. — 1534-6. 

Ucn. VIII. 

Membrane i. 

1. Appointment of Patrick Fynglass to tbe office of Chief Justice 

of the King's Bench. — Ma>i 8, 26°. 

Menior.-indnni that, on the 3r(lJinic, Patrick Fynglass surrendered 
his office of Chief Baron of the Exchequer. — June 3, 26°. 

2. Appointment of Grnild Avlmrr to the oflice of Chief Baron of 
the Exchequer, during liis life, with a, sakiry of £40 in silver, to he 
paid out of the tines and amerciaments of the court and the public 
revenue: with £20 in hand — June 25, 26°. 

Memhrane 2. 

3. Grant to John Travers, gentleman, of the whole water or 
river of the Banne, in the northern parts of Ireland, and the entire 
fi.shery and taking of salmon and other fish in the same water ; To 
hold for 41 years, at the rent of £10; with a provision that the 
statute of resumption shall not e.\teud to this patent. — June 3, 26°. 

Membrane 3. 

4. Licence to John Travers, one of the gentlemen waiters of tlie 
Duke of Richmond, to export, within the next seven years, to Eng- 
land, that is to say, to West Chester, Lyrpool or Bristow, 33 sacks 
of Irish wool, each sack containing 26 stone I pound, to sell to his 
best profit and advantage. — Ju)ie 16, 26°. 

Membrane 4. 

5- Appointment of Thomas Cusake to the office of Second Justice 
of the Common Bench; during pleasure, with a salary of £20 in 
silver, vice Gerald Aylmcr. — Mai/ 24, 26°. 

6. Appointment of Patrick Barnewall, of Feldeston, to the offices 
of Serjeant-at-Law and Solicitor-General, during his life, vice Tho- 
mas Lutterell. — Oct. 17, 26°. 

Membrane 5. 

7. Appointment of Thomas Lutterell, of Lutterelstown, gentle- 
man, to the otiice cif Chief Justice of the Common Bench, vice 
Richard Dclaliydc; to hold for lifi', with a salary of £40: of which 
£20 is to he jiaid out of the fi'C-farm of the city of Dublin, and £20 
out of the foo-farro of Droghcda. — Oct. 17, 36°. 

Mmbratif f>. 

8. Apnointmrnt of Genild t'itxgerald, Earl of Kildnro, to the 
oflico of Dc|iutv <if Henry Duke of Richmond anil Somerset, Lord 
Lieutenant of Ireland July 30, 26°. 



1534-6.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 13 

Membrane 7. 25. 261 ^7 

Hen. VIII. 

9. Appointment of Jolin Barnwell to the office of Chancellor of 

Ireland : with the custody of the great seal ; revoking the appoint- 
ment of George Archbishop of Armagh to that otKce ; to hold 
during pleasure, in as ample manner as the Archbishop or Sir 
llowland Eustace held that office. — Aug. 16, 26°. 

Membrane 8. 

10. Pardon of Walter White and Nicholas Ball, of Dublin, yeo- 
men. — Jan. 26, 26°. 

11. Pardon of John Gybbons, late servant of John Archbishop of 
Dublin. — No date. • 

12. Appointment of Robert ap Howell, otherwise called Robert 
Powell, to the office of searcher in the port of the city of Dublin, 
and the ports of Drogheda and Dundalk, during pleasure, vice John 
Griffith.— JpriY 10, 26°. 

13. Appointment of Thomas Lutterell to the office of Seneschal 
of the courts, crosses, or liberties of the Archbishoprick of Dublin, 
sede vacante ; To hold so long as the possessions of the see shall 
remain in the hands of the Crown. — Mar. 27, 26°. 

14. Appointment of John Belong, of Waspayliston, to the office of 
Clerk of the Pleas of the Exchequer; during i^leasure. — Mar. 27, 26°. 

Membrane 9. 

15. Appointment of Richard Nugent to the office of searcher in 
the port of the city of Waterford ; during pleasure. — June 8, 27°. 

16. Appointment of Nicholas Bellew, gent., to the offices of Sum- 
monister and Transcriptor of the Exchequer j during pleasure. — 
Mar. 27, 27°. 

17. Grant of English liberty to Malachias M'Moriarte, otherwise 
Mortagh, of KyUen, chaplain. — Oct. 9, 27°. 

18. Appointment of Robert Delmar, otherwise Robert Tans, to 
the office of customer and collector of the great, new, and small 
custom, cocket, and poundage, in the port of the town of Drogheda; 
during pleasure. — Feb. 26, 26°. 

19. Appointment of Richard Savage to the office of Second En- 
grosser of the Exchequer; during pleasure. — Mar. 27, 27°. 

20. Licence of absence for six months to William Cocks, rector 
of Rathwere. — No date. 



14 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1534-6. 

15, 26, Z7 Membrane 10. 

_i ' 21. Appointment of Patrick White, gent., to the ofRce of Second 

Justice of the Chief Place, vice Cliri^toplier Delahiile; To Imld 
during pleasure ; with a salary of 40 marks, to bo paid out of tho 
fee-farm of Drogheda. — Jan. 26, 27°. 

22. Appointment of Robert Casy to the oflico of comptroller of 
the great and small custom, poundage, and subsidy of the city of 
Dublin; during pleasure; with a salary of 10 marks. — Jan. 26, 26°. 

23. Presentation of John Bayley, chaplain, to the perpetual vicar- 
age of the parish church of Norragh, vacant by the death of John 
Browne, and belonging to the King's presentation. — Jan. 11, 26°. 

24. Presentation of James Donogh to tho rectory of Rochcston, 
in the diocese of Lisraore, now vacant, and belonging to the King's 
presentation. — Oct. 6, 27°. 

25. Appointment of Walter Hussy to the oflSce of baron of the 
Exchequer ; during pleasure. — A^o date. 

26. Presentation of John Bayly, chaplain, on the part of the dean 
of the cathedral church of Saint Patrick, Dublin, to the canonry and 
prebend of Tijiperkeven, vacant by the resignation of James Hum- 
frey, and belonging to the King's presentation, in consequence of 
the vacancy of the see. — Jan. 1 1, 27°. 

27. Grant of English liberty to Cormac Kerulan, chaplain. — A^o 
date, 

Memhrane 11. 

28. Appointment of Robert and Walter Cowley, of Kilkenny, to 
the office of Clerk of tho Crown of Chancery; To hold during life, 
vice Nicholas Stanyhurst. — No date. 

29. Confirmation of the election of Henry Duff, canon, Abbot 
of tho monastery of Saint Thomas tho Martyr, near Duldin, by 
William Uassard, Prior of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, 
Dublin, and Oeoflry Fiche, Dean of tho Cathcilral Church of Saint 
Patrick'.^, Dublin, guardians of the spiritualties and jurisdiction of 
tho Archbishoprick of Dublin, tho see being vacant, and restores 
tho temporalities and spiritualties. — Mar. 5, 25°. 

30. Appointment of Thomas Canon to the office of Second Cham- 
berlain of the Exchequer; during pleasure. — Mar. 10, 27°. 

31. Appointment of Thomas Cusako, Secoml Justice of the Com- 
mon Picas, to the odico of Chancellor of the Green Wax of the 
Exchequer. — [Enrolment unfinit/tcd.'] 



IS34-6.] CHANCEEY, IRELAND. 15 

Membrane 12. ^-5' *°' *'' 

Hen. VIII. 

32. Appointment of Patrick Baniewall, of Feldeston, gentleman, 

Sergeaut-at-Law, to the office of customer or collector of the great, 
small, and new custom, and of the subsidy in the port of the city of 
Dublin ; during pleasure, vice William Hals. — Jtme 21, 27°. 

33. Appointment of Patrick White, of Kylshalkan, gentleman, 

to the olHce of Second Baron of the Exchequer ; during pleasure 

Oct. 10, 27°. 

34. Grant of English liberty to Edmond Kene, son of Robert 
Keue, of Waterford.— Oce. 6, 27°. 

35. Appointment of Walter Hussey, clerk, to the office of Chief 
Engrosser of the Exchequer ; during pleasure. — JVo date. 

36. Grant to Hugh Holgra, clerk, of an annual pension, to be 
paid by Henry DufF, Abbot of the house of Saint Thomas the 
Martyr, near Dublin, in consequence of his late appointment as one 
of the King's clerks. — Last day of February, 26°. 

37. Appointment of Reginald Fitzgerald, baron of Brantchurcb, 
to the otEce of sheriff of Kilkenny county ; during pleasure. — May 

11,27°. 

38. Appointment of James Butler, Lord Butler, Treasurer of Ire- 
land, to the office of High Admiral of Ireland, and Warden of the 
Ports within the land of Ireland ; during pleasure. — May 11, 27°. 

39. Presentation of Robert Luttrell to the church of Saint John, 
of Kilbry, in the diocese of Meath, vacant by the death of Edward 
Delahid, and devolving to the King's presentation, by reason of the 
wardship of the heir of Sir James Butler, knight, Baron of Dun- 
boyne, being in the King's hands. — No date. 

Membrane 13. 

40. Appointment of Richard Aylmer to the office of Chief Ser- 
geant of Kildare county ; during pleasure. — June i, 27°. 

41. Presentation of John Bayley, chaplain, to the canonry and 
prebend of the church of the B. Mary of Slaynooth, in the cathedral 
church of Saint Patrick, Dublin, vacant by the death of Edward 
Dyllon, and in the presentation of the Crown, "for certain reasons." 
— A2}ril 3,26°. 

42. Appointment of Walter Golding, of Prestonlaundry, to the 
office of Second Baron of the Exchequer, vice Patrick White ; To 
hold during pleasure, with a salary of 20 marks. — Mar. 27, 27°, 



1 6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1534-6. 

15, 16, 17 43. Appointment of Gerald Ayliuer to the office of Chief Justice 
Hen. VIII. of the King's Bench; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

44. Appointment of Thomas de St. Laurence, otherwise called 
Thomas Houth, gentleman, to the office of Second Justice of the 
King's Bench or Place ; To hold during pleasure, with a salary of 
40 marks. — No date. 

43. Appointment of Walter Kerdyff, gentleman, to the office of 
Second Justice of the Common Bench, vice Thomas Cusake ; To hold 
during pleasure, with a salary of £20. — Avg. 12, 27°. 

Membrane 14. 

46. Appointment of Walter Golding, clerk, to the office of Second 
Engrosser of the Exchequer, for life, vice Thomas Hacket. — Aug. 12, 

47. Appointment of John Allen, Clerk or Master of the Rolls of 
Chancery, to the Office of Chancellor of the Exchequer, otherwise 
called Cliancellor of the Green Wax of the Exchequer ; To hold for 
life, in as ample manner as Patrick Beruyham or Richard Delahide 
held that office. — No date. 

48. Appointment of Thomas Alen, son of Warin Alen, deceased, 
to the othce of Second Chamberlain of the Exchequer; during hia 
life Avg. 11, 27°. 

49. Pardon of Margaret Grace, daughter of John Grace, of Kyl- 
maynam. — Dec. i. 

Membrane 15. 

50. Appointment of Nicholas StanyhurSt and Thomas Alen to 
the offices of Clerks or Keepers of the Ilanaper, vice William Fitz- 
william ; To hold for life, in as ample manner as Nicholas Wycombe, 
or Bichard Nangle held those offices. — No date, 

5r. Appointment of John Allen, Vice-Cliancollor or Master of 
the Rolls of Chancery, to the office of Clerk of the Parli.ament, with 
a ealary of 2s. a-day during the parliamentary session. — No date. 

52. Grant of English liberty to Connogh, othcrwi.se Cowconaght 
O'Gobliane, otherwise O'Gowyn, of the Caatlctou Dclviu, in Meath 
dioccae, clerk. — Nov. 25, 27°. 

53. Presentation of Nichola'i Fitzwilliam to the treasurrr.ship of 
the cathcdr.il church of Saint Patrick, Dublin, vacant by the death 
of Walter Cu.sakc, and belonging to tho King's presentation, "pro 
Iiac vice," the teinporalties of tho Archbishoprick of Dublin being 
in tho King's huuds. — Aug. 9, 27°. 



1534-6.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 17 

Membrane 16. ij, 26, 27 

54. Presentation of Edward Basenet to the perpetual vicarage 

of the prebend of Saint Columb of Swords, in the Diocese of Dub- 
lin, vacant by the death of Richard Fitzsimon, and belonging to the 
King's presentation, "pro hac vice," in consequence of the vacancy 

of the see. — No date. 

55. Presentation of Anthony Skeffington to the canonry and 
prebend of Saint Columb of Swords, in the cathedral church of 
Saint Patrick, Dublin, vacant by the death of Christopher Vesey, 
and belonging to the King's presentation, "pro hac vice," in conse- 
quence of the vacancy of the see. — No date. 

56. Presentation of John Dythick to the rectory of Norragh, 
vacant by the death of William Rewe, and lawfully belonging to 
the King's presentation. — No date. 

57. Appointment of Walter Archier to the office of Escheator of 
Kilkenny county, and of the cross of Tipperary county ; To hold 
during pleasure, faithfully to answer for the farms and issues of the 
County and the Cross." — May 11, 27°. 

58. Appointment of Sir Richard Poer, knight, to the ofEce of 
Sheriff of the county of Waterford, during pleasure. — June 8, 27°. 

59. Pardon of David Sutton, of Rathbride, in the county of 
Kildare. — No date. 

60. Pardon of Sir James Fitz-Gerald, knight, of Leysleppe. — 
Sept. II, 27°. 

61. Pardon of James Fitz-Gerald, of Hosbardiston, in the county 
of Kildare, gentleman. — Same date. 

62. Pardon of Gerald Sutton, of Rathmore, in the county of 
Kildare, gentleman. — Same date. 

63. Like of Gerald Fitz-Gerald, of Croboy, in the county of Meath, 
gentleman. — Same date. 

64. Like of Thomas Ewstace, of Harristown, in the county of Kil- 
dare, gentlemen. — Bee. 7, 27°. 

65. Grant of English liberty to Henry Keraught, chaplain. — 

Nov. 4, 27°. 

» Antecedent to the reign of James I. the present county of Tipperary was dis- 
tinguisheil as the County and Cross of Tipperary, the latter denoting the Ecclesias- 
tical portion. 





i8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i 534-6. 

I?, ifi. 17 66. Grant of tlie office of Serjeant-at-Arms to Owen White, vice 
Hon. VIII. John White ; To hold fur life, with a salary of £io — Aiiff. 28, 27°. 

67. Grant of the office of Summonisterof the Exchequer to Hugh 
Holgravc ; To hold for life.— iVou. 26, 27°. 

68. Grant of the office of customer and collector in the port of 
Dundalk to the Bailifls, Burgesses, aud Commonalty of that town, 
with the custody of the cockct ; To hold for the term of 12 years, 
rendering to the Exchequer as much money in silver as Thomas 
Stewnys was accustomed to pay. — Dec. 14, 27°. 



a 



Dorso. 



6(). Letter to Robert Pitz-John, of Slane, to suffer Piers Fle- 
myng, of Kyllare, as tenant in remainder, to enjoy peaceably the 
profits of the lands of his late brother, John Flemyng, the King's 
interest having determined by the death of the said John. Signed, 
Patrick Finglaa, baron; Patrick White, baron. — Feb. 4, 25°. 

70. Ordinances to be observed by the King's Deputy, touching 
the defence of the realm. First, it is ordained that the King's 
Deputy make no war ne peace with any Irish man or other per-, 
eonis unless it be for hurts done, to revenge the same, with sodaino 
invasions to the charges of the hoUe countrey, without the assent of 
the lords and the King's Counsaile assembled, or the more part of 
them. Item, as often as the Deputy shall passe through the English 
pale, for any such matter or cause, he shall not set his men to 
coyno upon the King's sulijects, but by bill made by the herbynger, 
and that by the advice of two gentlemen of every barony where 
the said coyne shall bo set, appointed by the said Deputy and 
Coimsaile, and tliat every man so liveried shall bo content to have 
such meat and drink as foUowcth, every horseman and captaino of 
gallowglasso and of kerne to liave on flcslie days, fleshe, breade, 
and ale, and the fyshe days, fyshe and breade, and the kerne and 
boys souch mcate as the husbonds liave, or els to have paieJ to 
every horseman 2d. the melo, every footman iid., and every horse 
keeper it/., if they, or any of them, refuse the mcate ; also every 
chief horse for the first night VI reasonable shoves of ootes, and 
for the second night IIII shoves Icsse, and but oon boy to a horse. 
Item, at such time as the Deputy shall set his men in the marshes to 
coyne that they take but after the foresaid rate, and but oon boy 
to a horse ; item, at such tymes as the said Deputy shall cum to any 
coun.saile, or ])ass any where througho the English pale, he shall 
pay for all his English retyniies in manner following — for ao 
horseman id. every meale, and for a horsei)oy id. ; and for every 
VI reasonaVilo shcvcs of oots id., and for a bnsliel of oots 6d., and 
the horaenien, ycotncn, and horso boy .sliall bo content with such 
nioato and drink as is aforesaid ; item, the said Deputy, at all such 
times as ho shall ride through tho English pale to parlo with any 



IS34-6.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. ' 19 

Irisliman in the marslios, he shall take -n-ith him no great company, 2;, 26, 27 
but as he may for the safe guard of his person, and to have the gen- Hen. YIII. 

tillmen next adjoining to the place, whereunto the said Deputy shall 

resort to accompany him to the said place, and all and every of the 
said gentillmen that then shall be within 5 miles to their own 
houses shall that night repair to their said houses, or els to be at 
their own costs ; item, that no man take coyne ne liverie within the 
pale, save only the King's Deputy, in manner aforesaid, ne in the 
marshes but upon their own proper land, the Deputy and Cap- 
taines of the country only except ; item, that no gentillman, ."ave 
only marchers dwelling within the English pale, going with the 
King's Deputy through the same, take no co3'-ne ne livery within 
the said English pale during that time, but to be upon their own 
costs coming and going ; item, that every man, spiritual and tem- 
poral, have men conveniently arrayed for war, after the extent of 
the revenues of their lands and tenements, to wait upon the Deputy 
at times requisite, and that all marchers and others having lands 
upon the marshes have sutiicient men of war continually in the 
said marshes for the defence of the same according to the extent of 

their lands ; item, that be had in every hundred and 

barony twice by the yere, and more if nede require, and that every 
man be compelled to have harnes and artillery, that is to say, every 
man having worth £4 of goods, and so upwards to £10, to have a 
bowe, half a sheff of arrows, a byll, and a sallet or a scull f and 
every man having worth £10 of good.s, and so upwards to £20, to 
have a jake*" or cote of defence, a bowe, a sheff of arrows and a 
byll, a sallet or a scull ; and every servant at husbandry , . . 

71. Grant of the offices of Under Treasurer and Receiver-General 
to William Brabazon, gent.; To hold for life, vice Sir William 
Darcy. — Atiff. 26, 26°. 

72. Agreement between Gerald, Earl of Kildare, the King's De- 
puty, and Sir John Rawson, knight, Prior of St. John of Jerusalem, 
testifying that the said Earl hath made sufficient assignment to the 
Prior for the payment of £112 8s., being the sum remaining due 
to him in respect of lands and tithes held of him by the Earl ; and 
the Deputy undertakes to be singular good Lord to the Prior, and 
tis protector and defender in all his causes, for which the Prior 
remits to him payment of one thousand pecks of corn, and 4 marks 
in money, due to the Prior by the Earl's late father. And the 
Prior promises to the Deputy, for the cause aforesaid, £10 fee 
yearly, to be received of the " porte whete and malte" of Kylcoke ; 
and to grant to him a new lease, for the term of the Earl's life, of 
the lands and tithes of Moylagh, the tithes of Ballegill, Garweke, 
Tymoeho, Curduff, Culgaran, Claiu, the Newton and Balnekeppagh, 
Clunshaniao, Ballehoge, and Agarett, and the rents, lands, and 
tithes of Kilconygan. — lYoy. 30, 8°. 

» An iron cap or helmet. "* A defensive upper garment. 

C 2 



20 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1534-6- 

55.16.37 73. Conveyance by Roger Beggc, of Boiranston', gent., to An- 
Hen. VIII. drew Hvue, "chaplain, of all Bcgije's messuages, lands, and tene- 

nients. with ihe appurtenances in Borranston, Notiston, Clomethane, 

Leyston, Cabaragh, Gracedeo, Chariston, Swerd«, Tippirgragan, 
Dublin, and Killen, in the county of Dublin ; and his messuages, 
lands, and appurtenances in Owriston, Clonegell, and Jakiston, in 
the county of Meath. To hold for ever of the chief lords of the 
fee. — Dec. i, 24°. 

The intent of the foregoing deed is, that the said Andrew and 
his heirs shall be seised of all the premises to the use of the 
aforesaid Roger ; and after his decease, shall be seised of the lands 
of Borranston' and Chariston to the use of his wife, Anne Fitr- 
Symon, fur her life, and of the residue to the use of the heirs of 
the body of the said Roger lawfully begotten. 

74. Will of Dorainick LjTich, of Gal way, merchant — July 12, 
23°, Hen. VU. 

75. Conveyance by John Netterwill, of Douth, gent, to Edward 
St. Lawrence and John Row, chaplains, of all his estate in the 
manors of Douthe and Balligarth, in the county of MeatL — J/ay 
28, 19°, H. VIL 

76. Confirmation of the preceding, by John NetterwilL — May 26, 
19°, H. YII. 

77. Letter of attorney from John Netterwill to Patrick Houth, to 
give seisin of those manors to St. Lawrence and Row. — Saine date. 

78. Conveyance by John Netterwill to Thomas Dwgnara and 
Richard Lynam, chaplains, of all his estate in the manor of Douth, 
in the county of Meath. — Hay 23, 7°. 

79. Power of attorney from Edward de St. Lawrence and John 
Row to Thomas Dugnam, to give seisin of the manor of Dowth to 
John Netterwill, senior, of Dowth ; to hold to him and the heirs male 
of his body, in pursuance of their deed to that effect. — Jlay 14, 4°. 

80. Conveyance by St. Lawrence and Row to John Netterwill, 
senior, of the manor of Douth. — JJay 1 2, 4°. 

81. Conveyance by Edward St Lawrence, otherwise Houth, 
rector of Swordes, to Patrick White, gent, and Alice Ilouth hia 
wife, late wife of John Nottcrville, of Douth, decease<l, of a mes- 
fuaire and 60* of arable land in Balligarth, the farm on which 
Pctor Barnartc dwell ; a messuage and 40* arablo in the Mvche- 
Corbally, vit, the farm on which John Trcmlor dwelt ; a messuage 
and 17' arable in said Corbally, vix., the farm on which Henry 
MMahon dwelt; in Little-Corbally . 20* arable, commonly called 



1536.] CHAXCERT, IRELAND. 21 

" Fisher's Lande," in the lordship of Balligarth. and conntv of Meath ; ^S- ^- 17 

To hold duiiDg the life of the said Alice in the name of a jointure. Hen. TUL 

Feb. 18, 13°. " 

82. Address of King's letter. — {The substance not enrolled.) 



Patzst Roll, 27 Resbt Till. — 1536. »7 

Hen. Tm. 
Membrane i. 

1-4. Eestitntion of the temporalities to George Browne, Arch- 
bishop of Dublin, on the decease of John Aleyn, the late Arch- 
bishop ; with memoranda of writs to that effect, issued to the 
several escheators of the counties of Dublin, Meath. Louth, and 
Eildare. — Mar. 23, 27°. 

Membrane 2. 

5. Grant of English liberty to Teighe M'Ge, otherwise called 
Thady O'ileaghyr, of Drongan, horseman. — Xo daU. 

6. Confirmation of the nomination of Robert LnttreU to be parson 
of the parish church of St John the Baptist of Kylbry, in the 
diocese of Meath — So date. 

7. Presentation of John Derryke to the canoniy and prebend 
of St. Colomb of Swerdys, in the cathedral church of St. Patrick, 
Dublin, vacant, and belonging to the King's presentation " certis 
legitimis causis." — Xo date. 

8. Presentation of Richard Johnson, cbaplain, to the canonry 
and prebend of Maynothe, in the cathedral church of St Patrick, 
vacant, and belonging to the Kin g's presentation " certis legitimia 
causis." — So date, 

9. Presentation of Bartholomew Fitz-Simon to the canonrv and 
prebend of Tippyr, in the diocese of Dublin, in the cathedral 
church of St. Patrick, vacant "certo modo," and belonging to the 
King's presentation "pro hac vice, jure prerogative corone," in con- 
eequeuce of the vacancy of the see. 

10. Grant of the office of ganger in the cities of TVaterford. Rosse, 
Dublin, Drogheda, Dnndalke, Carlyngford, and Srrangforde, to 
ILobert Gasy and John Edwouse; To hold during pleasure. — JTo date. 

11. Presentation of Simon G^firey to the perpetual vicarage of 
StamuUyng, in the diocese of Meath, vacant by the death of Thomas 
Caddell, and belonging to the King's presentation " pleno jure.'" — 
No date. 



22 TATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1536. 

^y 12, Livery of seisin of tlio manor of Boranyston, to Thomas 

Hen. VIII. Kenedy, Margaret his wife, Amlrcw Iloore and Elizabeth Ilynd 

his wife, which Margaret and Elizabetli were sisters and heiresses 

of Andrew llynd, hitely deceased, feoH'eo of Roger Bege, late of 
Boran^'ston, otherwise Sylloke, the King's tenant " in capitc ;" with 
licence to alienate the manor to Robert Fitz-Synion, Henry Dancy, 
Bartholomew Fitz-Symon, Walter More, John More, and William 
More, for ever. — iVo date. 

13. Grant to Mathew Kyng of the office of constable of the castles 
of Carlynford and Qrene Castle; To hold during pleasure — iVb date. 

14. Grant to William Wise, esq., of the site, anibite, and pre- 
cinct of the late monastery of St. John the Evangelist, near the 
city of Waterford, with all the lands, glebes, advowsons, tithes, 
and other hereditaments belonging to the monastery, within tho 
city of Waterford, and of which Nicholas Bach, the late Prior was 
seised ; also the messuages and villages of Krydan, Balyniabyn, and 
Lisselty, in the county of Waterford ; and all lands and possessions 
of which the late Prior was seised in the city and county of Cork ; 
To hold fur ever, to him and tho heirs male of his body, by tho 
service of one knight's fee. — Xov. 15, 28°. 

15. Decree in a suit between John Douse and Dave William, 
Abbot of the house of the B. V. Mary, near Dublin, Sir John Whitt, 
knight, constable of the castle of Dublin, and Bryan Taylor ; reciting 
that John Douse left in the keeping of tiic Abbot £12 los. in gold, 
to bo delivered when required; and gave to Sir John Whitt £18 5s., 
with 3 broken crowns of gold, and a gold ring ; and lent unto Bryan 
Taylor 40s. ; on confession of tho defendants, it is decreed by tho 
Lord Deputy and Council, that the plaintill' shall be repaid the money 
lent, under pain of double the value. — No dale. 

Membrane 4. 

16. Pardon of Thomas Ilay, Dean of tho Cathedral Church of St. 
Edan of Ferns, otherwise called rector of Kylstowran, in We.vford 
county, for offending against the statute of " prsemunire." — No date. 

17. Licence of absence for one year to William Cokkys, rector of 
Rathwere A^o dale. 

18. Pardon of Walter, Bishop of Kildare, otherwise called Walter 
Wellisley, Prior of Connall. — No date. 

19. Pardon of Eilmund Ilolyng, of Waterford, yeoman, for the 
murder of Richard O'Conuoghor, of Waterford, ycomau. — NojJate. 

20. Grant of EnglLsh liberty to Dunstau O'Bryn, otherwise 
Uelagh, chaplain. — No date. 



1536.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 23 

21. Grant of English liberty to Ricbard Nolan, otberwlse O'Nolan, 27 
Vicar Choral of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, Dublin. — Ao Hen. VIII. 
date. —— 

Memhrane 5. 

3 2. Grant of English liberty to Cornelius O'Kaan, Bishop of 
Raphoe. — No date. 

23. Presentation of Christopher de St. Laurence, otherwise Howth, 
to the Archdeaconry of Glindalagh, in the Cathedral Church of St. 
Patrick, Dublin, vacant, and belonging to the King's pi-esentation 
"certis legitimis causis," during the vacancy of the see. — No date. 

24. Presentation of Felim O'Chonnor to the rectory of Gessyle, 
in the diocese of Kildare, vacant " certo mode." — No date. 

25. Presentation of John Fyan to the vicarage of Laraghbryn, iu 
th^ gift of the Crown — No date. 

26. Grant of English liberty to Edmund O'Lynt, of Castell 
Dermott, gent. — No date. 

27. Pardon of outlawry to Theobald Archeboll, of Bre, in the 
county of Dublin, gent., for trespass, at the suit of Henry, Abbot of 
St. Thomas the Martyr, near Dublin. — No date. 

28. Grant of the office of Clerk of the Common Pleas of the Ex- 
chequer to Robert Caddell, clerk ; To hold during pleasure. — No 
date. 

29. Grant of English liberty to Edmund Hersernan, otherwise 
O'Hywrnan, chaplain. — No date. 

Membrane 6. 

30. Grant of English liberty to William O'Donyll M'Maurice, 
merchant, of Youghull. — No date. 

31. Grant of the offices of escheator and clerk of the market of 
the county of Corck to William Walshe, of Youghull, gent. ; To 
hold during pleasure. — No date, 

32. Grant of the office of Usher of the Exchequer to John Clerck j 
To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

33. Pardon of James Maddan, of Waterford, merchant, otherwise 

James Maddan, of Vhittaliston, iu Waterford county, gent N'o 

date. 



34 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1536. 

17 34. Grant of English liberty to Barnabas Rely, otherwise Barnard 
Hen. Till. Rcylv, otlierwi.sc Brcn O'Uoyly, otherwise Bren M'Bren O'Rcyly, 
of JDublin, merchant. — Ko date. 

35. Appointment of Dominick Tyrre to the Bishoprick of Cork 
and Cloyne, vacant by the death of John Benct, in the frift of the 
Crown, as well by tholaw and custom of the land as by the Statute 
of the 25th of the King — iVo date. 

36. Presentation of Edmund Doyn to the vicarage of the parish 
church of the B. V. Mary of Cafl'cstou, in the diocese of Dublin, 
vacant " oerto modo," and in the King's presentation "pro hac 
vice." — No date. 

37. Pardon of John Rawson, knight. Prior of the Hospital of St. 
John of Jerusalem, otherwise called Prior of Kylmayuam. — Nov. 
10, 28°. 

38. Grant of the office of gunner in the castle of Dublin to Richard 
Medcalf, for life, with a salary of one shilling a-day. — June 28, 28"*. 



17, jg Patent Roll, 27, 28 Henri VIIL — 1536-7. 



Hen. VIII. 



Memhrane i. 

1. Grant of the office of Clerk of the Hanaper to William Fitz- 
William ; To hold during pleasure, in place of Nicholas AVycombe. 
— No date. 

2. Grant of the office of Clerk of the Pleai3 of the Exchequer to 
John Bolyng, of Waspelyston, in the jilace of John Talbot j To hold 
during pleasure. — No date. 

3. Grant of the office of High Admiral of Ireland and Warden of 
the Ports to James Butler, Treasurer of Ireland ; To hold during 
pleasure. — No date. 

4. Presentation of Robert Luttorcll to the church of St. John of 
Kilhry, in the diocese of Mcatli, vacant by the <leatli of Eilwanl 
Dolahid, and belonging to the King's presentation, by reason of tlio 
wardship of the heir of James Butler, knight. Baron of Dunboyno, 
being in the King's hands. — No date. 

5. Presentation of Richard Wakefeld to the canonry and preben<l 
of Typncrkoven, in tho diocese of Dublin, on the part of the Dean, 
vacant by the resignation of James Ilumfroy, and belonging to tho 
King's presentation " pro hac vice," in conse<iuencc of the vacancy 
of the sec. — No date. 



I536-7-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 25 

6. Presentation of John Pentny to tbe vicarage of Monfeldeston, ^h 18 
in tbe diocese of Armagh, vacant by tbe death of Robert Serle ; in Hen. VIII. 
the King's gift by reason of tbe wardship of the heir of Peter 

Tathe, of Ballibregan, being in the King's bands — No date. 

7. Presentation of Patrick M'Keogban to the vicarage of Donagh- 
iiiore, in the diocese of Dublin, vacant by the death of Patrick 
M'Solly, and belonging to the King's presentation " pro hac vice," 
in consequence of the temporalities of the Arcbbisboprick being in 
tbe hands of tbe Crown — No date. 

8. Livery of seisin of the lands of Knockraint, Benagher, and 
Sarswelliston, in the parish of Killukkyn, in the county of Meath, 
to Thomas Sarswell, gent., son and heir of Michael Sarswell, cousin 
of William Sarswell, of Knockmint, deceased. — No date. 

Metnhrane 2. 

9. Livery of seisin of tbe lands of Balnakill, otherwise Balekin- 
nelan, in the county of Meath, to Beagban O'Kynnelan, son and heir 
of John O'Kynnelan, late of Balnakill, deceased. — Nov. 28, 28°. 

Membrane 3. 

10. Livery of seisin of the possessions of Patrick Sedgrawe, senior, 
to Patrick Sedgrawe, of Killeglan, in tbe county of Meath, gent., 
cousin and heir of Patrick Sedgrawe, senior, late of Killeglan, 
deceased, viz., son and heir of Richard Sedgrawe, son and heir of 
Patrick, senior. — ^28°. 

Membrane 4. 

11. Grant to Robert Casy of tbe offices of ganger and searcher 
in tbe ports of Dublin, Dundalk, and Drogheda ; To bold for life. — 
28°. 

Membrane 5. 

12. Grant to Walter Cowley of the office of customer, collector, 
and receiver of tbe customs of tbe town of Drogheda, vice Robert 
Delman ; To bold for life, with a salary of £10. — No date. 

13. Grant to Richard Savage of tbe office of Chief Serjeant of the 
baronies of the county of Dublin, and of the cantred of Newcastell, 
near Lyons ; To hold for life, with a salary of £10. — Jtme 20, 28°. 

1 4. Grant of the office of Constable of our Castle to Sir John 
White, knight Aug. 28. 

15. Grant to John Prowse of the office of Constable of the Castles 
of Carlyngford and Greencastell, with the custody of the woods 
around the towns, and the custom fish there called Castlemese or 



26 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1536-7. 

17, 18 Castlefish, to the castle of Carlyngford antiently belonging ; To hold 
Hen. VIII. for life, with 60 acres of land near the castle of Carlyngford — No 
date. 

Membrane 6. 

16. Ai)))ointment of Patrick Finglass Chief Baron of the Exche- 
quer ; To liold for life, with a salary of £40 in silver. — No date. 

17. Pardon of Alexander Kotyng, clerk, Thomas Browne, chap- 
lain, and Walter Rowceddcr, clerk. — No date. 

18. Appointment of Peter Talbote, of Shankyll, gent., Captain 
and Governor of that part of the marches of Dublin county called 
Harroldes country, with the custody of the castles and forts ; To 
hold during pleasure, in the place of John Harrold. — April 20, 28°. 

Membrane 7. 

19. License of English liberty to Barnabas Reyly, otherwise 
Bernard Reyly, otherwise Brene O'Reily, otherwise Brene M'Brene 
O'Reyly, merchant, of Dublin. — No date. 

20. Appointment of Dominick Tyrre to the bishoprick of Cork 
and Cloyne, vacant by the death of John Bennet. — Sept. 20, 28°. 

21. Appointment of Mathew Kyng to the office of constable of 
the castles of Carlyngford and Qrenecastell ; To hold during plea- 
sure . . . 28°. 

22. Appointment of Thomas Hay to the deanery of Ferns, in the 
county of Wexford, vacant " ex ccrtia causis," and devolved to the 
King.— i^fj. 15, 28°. 

23. Confirmation of the appointment of Nicholas Alen, in the 
Chancellorship of the Cathe<lnil Church of Saint Patrick, Dublin, to 
which ho had been presented on the 10th January, 27° No dale. 

24. License of English liberty to John O'Coman, clerk. — No dale. 

25. Presentation of William Fitz-Remonde to the perpetual 
vicarage of Ratlian<^n, in the ilioccsc of Kildarc, vacant, and in tlio 
King's presentation "plono jure." — No date. 

26. Translation of Christojdier Bodcken, Bishop of Kilmacduagh, 
to the Arclibiahoprick of Tuani No date. 

27. Grant to Thomas Marten, of Galway, merchant, of two places 
on the water of Galway, between the bridge of that town and tho 



I536-7-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 27 

sea, where it shall seem best to him, for three nets to take salmon i7i 18 
and other fish, as is usual ; To hold during pleasure, at the yearly Hen. VIII. 
rent of 3s. 4(/ — No date. 

Membrane 8. 

28. Presentation of John, Abbot of the monastery of the B. Mary 
of Wothny, in the diocese of Emly, to the rectory or prebend of 
Derrygeallywan, in the cathedral church of the B. Mary of Limerick. 

— No date. 

29. Nomination of Richard Nangle, Augustinian friar and pro- 
fessor of divinity, to the bishoprick of Clonfert. — N'o date. 

30. Grant of English liberty to Thomas Lanechan, of Waterford, 

cooper. — iVo date. 

31. Pardon of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Citizens and Commonalty 
of the city of Limerick, Edmund Sexten, otherwise Sisnan, gent., of 
Limerick, Nicholas Striche, David White, Thomas Yong, James 
Harrold, Patrick Flannyng, Stephen Creaghe, Edward Harrold, 

John Arthur White, Humfrey Arthur, Peter Arthur, 

Patrick Lange, merchants ; Humfrey Sexten otherwise Sisnan, gent., 
Roland Arthur Fitz-Robert, Jasper Nangle, Robert Lewes, George 
Rochford otherwise Richards, Gregory Arthur, James Rochford 
otherwise Richards, Philip Rochford otherwise Ric . . . and 
Edward Fitz-Richard Galwe, merchants, all of Limerick j except of 
treasons touching the King's person. — Aucf. 20, 28°. 

Memh'ane 9. 

32. Livery of seisin of the manor of Rathcoffe, the half barony of 
Oketh, 40s. chief rent out of Clane, a messuage and 60^ in Clane, 
all the messuages and lands in Castelkyly, Goddard' grag, Balreyn, 
Laditon, Fortgloriam, Kilcok, Rayn, Danyeliston, Clonaghe, Balgry, 
Potacris, Hays, Clonfert, in the county of Kildare, without fine, to 
Nicholas Wogan, of Rathcoffe, gent., cousin and heir of William 
Wogan, late of Rathcoffe, deceased. — No date. 

Membrane 11. 

33. Grant of English liberty to Malachias Oneady, chaplain. — 
July 21, 29°. 

34. Grant to Richard Forster, gent., to export 200 stone of wool 
annually, during 6 years, to any port in England. — Dec. 7, 28°. 

35. Grant of the office of receiver of the cocket of the town of 
Galway to Stephen Fitz-Arthur Lynche, in place of Thomas Kerwan ; 
To hold during pleasure. — Aug. 1 1, 28°. 



28 PATENT AND CLOSE KOLLS, [1536-7. 

»7, a8 36. Grant of English liberty to Tliady M'Laglilyn, vicar of Harry- 
Hen. VIII. stoii', in the county of Kildare — A'o date. 

37. Pardon of John Douce, late of London, yeoman. — July 3, 28°. 

Membrane 12. 

38. License of absence to William Cokkis, rector of Rathwyre, 
for 6 months. — July 21, 29°. 

39. Pardon of Cuthbert Wylkenisson, Richard Grifien, and 
Thomas Orichly, soldiers, for the murder of Edmund Harrold. — 
April 20, 28°. 

40. Grant of English liberty to John O'Kelly, otherwise O'Kally, 
chaplain. — No date. 

41. Grant of English liberty to Thady O'Moricy, of Qarrirey, 
clerk. — No date. 

42. Livery of seisin of the towns of Balybranagh, Dysarte, Ballyn- 
clan, Thalghan, Synnonogh, Kernes, Dowanstou, and Rathe, in tlie 
county of Meath ; and of Baldowyll, Corbally, Dernedall, Newton, 
Tawlaght, and Balgriffin, in the county of Dublin, to Gerald Nugent, 
gent., son and heir of Edward Nugent, of Ballybranagh, gent. — 
June 16, 28°. 

Membrane 14. 

43. Livery of seisin of the manor of Boranston, otherwise S^'l- 
loke, in the county of Dublin, to Thomas Kenedy, and Margaret 
Hinde, his wife, and Andrew lloore, and Elizabeth Hinde, his 
wife ; which Margaret and Elizabeth wore sisters and heiresses 
of Andrew Iliude, chaplain, lately deceased, feoffee of Roger Bego, 
late of Boranston, otherwise Sylloko ; with license of alienation 
to Robert Fitz-Symon, Henry D.ancy, Bartholomew Fitz-Symon, 
Walter More, John More, and William Bray, chaplains. — June 16, 
28°. 

44. Pardon of Peter Talbot, of Shankyll, in the county of Dublin, 
horseman. — Dec. 10, 27°. 

45. Confirmation, by the King, of the election of Thomas Hay, 
to the Deanery of Forna — Feb. 15, 28°. 

46. Grant of English liberty to Murgan Feaghan, of Eildare, 
chaplain Jan. 27, 28°. 

Membrane 15. 

47. Li very of seisin of the manors and lands of Mocho Brce and 
Lytle Broo, in the county of Dublin, to Qorald Archcboldc, son 



I536-7-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 29 

and lieir of Patrick Arcbebolde, late of Moclie Bree, gent., deceased. *7. *8 
—A^o date. Hen. Yin. 

48. Appointment of Walter Euse, to the office of Baron of the 
Exchequer j To hold during pleasure. — I^o date. 

, Membrane 16. 

49. Pardon of Edmund Cahill, of Limerick, boncher, otherwise 
cook, and all those who held the Castle of Carrick O'Gynnell 
against the King. — iVo date. 

50. Presentation of William O'Lalowre to the perpetual vicarage 
of St. Abban, of Killaban, in the diocese of Leighlin, vacant "certo 
modo," and belonging to the King's presentation "plenojure." — 

JV^o date. 

51. Presentation of David Lang to the perpetual vicarage of 
Bawdingeston, in the diocese of Kildare, vacant "certo modo," and 
belonging to the King's presentation. — J!fo date. 

52. Pardon of Thady Donne, of Couloke, in the county of Dublin. 

— Ifo date. 

53. Presentation of Richard Wacfeld to the vicarage of Garnard, 
in the diocese of Ardagh, vacant, and belonging " pro hac vice" to 
the King's presentation. — Jfo date. 

Membrane 17. 

54. Livery of seisin of the lands and possessions of Thomas 
Moore, late of Barnemith, to Richard More, of Barnemith, in 
the county of Louth, gent., brother and heir of said Thomas. — 
No date. 

53. Appointment of Walter Archer, of Kilkenny, to the office 
of Clerk of the Peace in the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny, Wex- 
ford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Connaght, and the Crosses. — 
No date. 

56. Appointment of Richard Aylmer to the office of Chief Ser- 
geant of the county of Kildare ; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

Membrane 18. 

57. Livery of seisin of the manors of Ballybragan and Mon- 
feldeston, in the county of Louth, to John Scherle, of Gernoneston, 
yeoman, brother and heir of Robert Scherle, late vicar of Monfeldes- 
ton, deceased, feoffee of Stephen Taff, late of Ballybragan, deceased, 
with license of alienation to Patrick Bedlowe, of Bedloweston, John 



30 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1536-7. 

a?, a8 Marcman, auil Elinor Bedlowe, late the wife of Peter Taaf, of hauls 
Hen. VIII. in the counties of Louth and Meath. — May 28, 28°. 

58. License to Christopher de St. Lawrence, Lor<l of Houtli, 
to alienate the manor of Houth with the appurtenances, and all 
messu.aijes and lands situate in the towns and fields of Kylharroke, 
Stapolen, and elsewhere in Kylbarroke parish, Kjdlcstir, Obbres- 
ton, the three Ronans, Whiteston, rernelliston, Kytaghcston, and 
le Warde, which are held of the crown " in capite," to Hubert 
Ewstas, chaplain, Christopher de St. Lawrence, Archdeacon of 
Glindelagh, Nicholas do St. Lawrence, gent., and Nicholas White, 
of Dublin, merchant : To hold to them, their heirs and assigns for 
ever, of the chief lords of the fee, by the due and accustomed 
service — May 10, 29°. 

59. Grant of English liberty to David O'Henyase, chaplain.— 
Jan. 29, 28°. 

MenUtrane 19. 

60. Grant of English liberty to John Doyne, chaplain — May 

20, 27°. 

61. The King commands the Mayor and Bailifls of the town of 
Yoghill, to restore Peter Walsh, clerk, to the otiice of Wanlen of the 
college of Yoghull, to which he had been duly presented by the 
King, and had remained in peaceable possession, until, by means 
of the fraudulent practices of Thomas Hawlan, and the forgery 
of the King's sign manual, he had been unjustly removed. — No 
date. 

62. Pardon of Nicholas Madan, of Waterford, merchant. — Feb. 
6, 28°. 

63. Grant of English liberty to Robert Doyn, vicar of Balra, 
Kildare county — Sept. 22, 28°. 

64. Grant to Walter Qolding, gent., of the office of Tnvnscriptor 
of the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure. — May 8, 27°. 

MemJbrane 20. 

65. Pardon of Gerald Flem3mg, of Stewnyston, gent., and Nicholas 
Cruyce, of Dirtas, in the county of Dublin. — Xo date. 

66. Livery of seisin of the Lands of Tullaghard, in the county of 
Meath, to liarnabas Scorloke, of Nall_,gent., son and heir of Thouia.s 
Scorloke, late of Athboy.— A'o date. 



1536-7.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 31 

Memhrane 21. 27. 28 

67. Livery of seisin of the lands and possessions of Thomas 

Babe, late of Derver, the King's tenant, " in capite," to Patrick 
Babe, son and heir of said Thomas — Aug. 31, 29°. 

Memhrane 23. 

68. Appointment of Richard Pierson to the office of Usher of 
the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure. — June 23, 29°, 

69. Pardon of John Walsh, of Gareyston, in the county of 
Dublin, convicted of felony. — Feb. 12, 28°. 

70. Appointment of Walter Goldyng to the office of Transcriptor 
of the Exchequer ; to hold during pleasure. — Xo date. , 

71. Presentation of Thomas Butler, chaplain, to the rectory of 
Knockraflan, in the diocese of Cashel, vacant by the death of Lord 
James, and belonging to the King's presentation "pleno jure." — 
No date. 

72. Grant to Peter Ailward, of Faylyng, gent., of the office of es- 
cheator and clerk of the market of the county of Waterford. — X'o date. 

73. Grant to Thomas Fitz-Gerrott of the office of Chief Sergeant 
of Dublin county ; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

74. Grant to Patrick Moole, clerk, of the office of Second Remem- 
brancer of the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

Memlrane 24. 

75. Grant to Christopher Bodkynn, Bishop of Kilmaeduagh, of 
the Archbishoprick of Tuam, vacant by the death of Thomas, late 
Archbishop ; To hold " in commendam." — Feb. 15, 28°. 

76. Grant of English liberty to Thomas Haly, of Cassell. — Sept. 
26, 28°. 

77. Grant of English liberty to Edmund Doyn, chaplain. — Mar. 
20, 27°. 

78. Presentation of Philip Malaghlin to the perpetual rectory of 
the church of St. James the Apostle, of Ballysannan, vacant "certo 
modo," and in the King's presentation " pro hac rice." — No date. 

79. Grant to Thomas Martyn, of Galvey, merchant, to have three 
places on the water of Galvey, where it shall to him seem best, for 
three nets to take salmon and other ^sh; To hold during pleasure, 
rent 5s, — No date. 



32 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1536-7. 

a?, 28 Membrane 25. 

_! 80. Nomination of John Wise, chaplain, to receive a certain 

annual pension from the Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, which, by 
reason of his creation, he is bound to pay to one of the King's 
clerlvs, until such clerk obtain a competent Ecclesiastical Benefice 
from the Bishop. — 2^o date. 

81. Protection granted to Cormac Rooche, otherwise Royrke, 
Archdeacon of Armagh, rector of Heyniston', and vicar of Tcrmou- 
feghen, and his servants, coming to confer with the Lord Gray on 
afliiirs of importance No date. 

82. Presentation of Thady O'Mulriain, canon of Endy, to the 
rectory of Croniy, in the diocese of Limerick, vacant "debito 
modo," aud "legitime" belonging to the King's presentation. — No 
date. 

83. License from the King to Mark, son of Stejdicn Lyncho, of 
Galway, merchant, to have two nets upon the water of Galway, 
where he pleases, to take salmon aud other fish, as usual ; To hold 
during pleasure, rent 3s. j^d. — .... 

84. King's letter to Sir William Skcfiyngton, Lord Deputy, en- 
joining him to permit the Lord of Trimletteston to enjoy the oflice 
of Chanct'llor, with all j)rivilcgcs and preeminences thereto belong- 
ing; and the nomination of all benefices in the King's gift under the 
yearly value of 20 marks, Ir. ; and the Master of the Rolls is directed 
to deliver the Great Seal, then in bis custody, to the Chancellor.—- 
Sept. 26, ... . 

85. King's letter directing letters patent to be prepared, creating 
Lord James Butler, High 'Treasurer of Ireland, Viscount Durles ; 
and the Lord Leonard Grey, Marshal and Lieutenant of the King's 
Army, Viscount Grane, according to the form used in the creation of 
the Viscount Gormanston. — Oct. 3, 27°. 

86. Grant to Patrick White, gentleman, of the office of Second 
Baron of the Exchequer; To hold during pleasure. — No date, 

87. Appointment of Thomas Alen, clerk, Abbot and Adminis- 
trator of the monastery of regular Canons of Femes, vacant " debito 
modo," and belonging to the King's prcsuututiou "legitime, jure 
prerogative coronc." — No date. 

Membrane 26. 

88. Grant to John Belyngo, of Tybin>oulc, gent., and P.itrick 
RoHsoll, of Scwtim, gent., for a linoof i.'40. of the ward.HJiip of TliDmas 
Wycombe, brother aud heir of John Wycombe, deceased, sou of 



1536-7.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 33 

Nicholas Wycombe, late of Dreynamc, gent., deceased ; To hold i7i 28 
during the minority of said Thomas. — No date. Hen. VIII. 

89. Grant of English liberty to Hugh O'Sheyll, of Termonfeghou, 
chaplain. — May 13, 29°. 

Bono. 

Membrane i. 

90. Illegihle. 

91. Decree for payment of a sum of money. — July i, 30°..^ 
[ObUterated.] 

Membrane 2. 

92. Conveyance by Walter Fitz-Syraon, of Dublin, merchant, 
to Robert Barnewall, of the same, gent., of all his estate in 
Dublin city and suburbs, Cabbragh, Kyllossrie, Donbro, and Ilun- 
tyston, and Kilcowlye, in the county of Meath, which the said 
Walter and Christopher Usher, held by deed of feoffment from 
the said Robert ; to hold to the said Robert and the heirs 
of his body ; remainder to Richard Talbot, of Dublin, merchant, 
and Elizabeth Barnewall, his wife, and the heirs of her body; 
remainder to the right heirs of the said Robert Barnewall for ever.— 
June 8, 30°. 

93. Conveyance by Richard Rogere, of Rath, in the county 
of Meath, husbandman, to William Talbott, of Roberteston, in said 
county, gent., and John Yonge, of Garyeston, in county Dublin, 
husbandman, and their heirs for ever, of all his estate in Walshyston, 
in the parish of Luske, in the county of Dublin, and in Rathtowithe 
and Flemyngton, in the parish of Piathtowthe, in the county of 
Meath, or elsewhere iu Ireland. — April 5, 25°. 

94. King Edward commands John Wogan, his Justice of Ireland, 
to determine a certain suit between the Prior of St. Wulstan and 
Adam de Forneis, John Cantock, John Pippard, .... le 
Butler, and others of the Irish, so that the King should not again 
hear of it. — Ro date. 

95. Conveyance by Joan, daughter and heiress of William 
Sepisheind, chief miller of the mills of the town of Galvy, to 
Thomas Martyn and his heirs, of all the profits and emoluments 
arising out of the mills of G.alvy, descended to her by hereditary 
right ; to hold as freely and quietly as her said father, John her 
grandfather, and William her great-grandfather, held the same of 
the Lords AValter, Richard, and William de Burgo, late Earls of 
Ulster and Lords of Connaught. — June 2, 39° Edward III. 

D 



34 PATENT AND CLOSE EOLLS, [1536-7. 

17, 18 Membrane 3. 

Hen. VIII. 

96. Directions to tlic Under Troasurcv respertinir tlio allowanoe 

to l)e made to John Aloj'iie for cxcrcisinj; the office of Chancellor, 
with instructions tliat he shall have such "diets" and profits as the 
Bishop of Ferns, the Archbishop of Dublin, or Roland Eustace, 
enjoyed, and for this purpose to make search amongst the records of 
the treasury by which the perfect truth thereof may be made 
known. (Signed), Thomas Crumwell. — April 3, . . . . 

97. The King commands the Deputy, Lord Leonard Gray, to 
api)oint Robert Brabazon to the office of Constable of Carliu;,'ford, 
Martin Pellcs constable of Athyo, and Thomas Aleyne constable of 
Rathmore. Signed, Thomas Crumwell. — March, 13, ... . 

9S. Conveyance by Thomas Kenedy, of Rathfeigh, and Margaret 
his wife, Andrew Hore, of Malafen, ami Elizabeth his wife (which 
Margaret and Elizabeth were sisters and co-heiresses of Andrew 
Ilyndo, of Boranston, chaplain), to Anne Sedgrave of all their mes- 
suages, lands, and premises in Dublin, Killen, Clonmethan, Nottyston, 
Gracedyw, an<l Tippergragan, in the county of Dublin ; reciting that 
Roger Bego, late of Boranstown, conveyed the aforesaid lands to 
Andrew and Elizabeth Iliudo, in trust to the uses expressed in the 
settlement executeil on the marriage of Nicholas Begge with Anne, 
d.uightor of Richard, son of Patrick Sedgrave, and in the last will 
of the said Roger, viz., £lo yearly to his wife, Anne Fitz-Simon, for 
her life, and all the premises to the use of the said Nicholas and 
Anne, during the life of the latter. — June 20, 28°. 

99. Conveyance by Mathew Bege, of Boranston, gent., son and 
licir of Roger Bege, to Anne Scdgrawe, of Kilbrue, of all his estate 
in Orenoke, Clongell, Ovcreston, and Jakeston, in the county of 
Mcath ; To hold during her life. — Oct. 26, 28°. 

TOO. Depositions of witnesses in a, suit respecting the moor of 
BaUrastyn, with verification of tlio signatures of Roger Bege, of 
Boranston, and .John Barnewall, of Kilbrue, by whom the de])osi- 
tions hiiil been taken 1 2 years jireviou.sly. The witnesses ])roveil that 
from the Knock to Fitzlcny.-^ton had been called Fitzlenyston's 
Green, and the rest had been called the moor of Baltrastyn. Enrolled 
at the request of Patrick Sodgrawe, of Killeglan, gent. — June 1 4, 3 1°. 

joi. Lease to Roger Chaloncr, one of the U.'ihcrs of the King's 
Chamber, of a water-mill, called Martyn's mill, u]ion the water of 
Gal way, and the fishery of the M-ater of the river there (except tho 
three idaccs demiseil to Thomas Marten), with license to li.sji and 
take all manner of lish of whatsoever kind within every place of 
tlic naiil river or water, with nets, welcs, casting spears, set nets, 
and other inslruiuenls and engines necessary for the ]iur])(ise; To 



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35 



liold for forty years from Micbaelmas ensuiug, at the rent of 20s. 27, 28 
sterling.— Seji. 23, 30°. Hen.VlII. 

102. Proclamation of the King that a general pardon shall be 
granted to all those lately seduced into rebellion by Thomas Fitz- 
Geralde, and who shall present themselves between the last of 
August and the ist of July, to acknowledge their faults and make 
reasonable fines for his Grace's mercy, in order to relieve the agony 
of their minds, and in the hope that they will never again consent 
to any such detestable crime.— -J ;f/j/ 31, 29°. 

103. Appointment of Anthony Selenger, of Ulcombe, George 
Powlett, Thomas Moyle, and "William Earners, Commissioners for 
an establishment to be undertaken touching the State of Ireland, 
for the rodnction of same to a state of obedience and the advance- 
ment of the jiublic weal. — Jul// 31, 29°. 

104. Appointment of Anthony Selenger, George Powlett, Thomas 
Bloyle, and William Earners, Commissioners for letting for the 
term of 21 years, such of the King's honours, manors, lord- 
ships, lands, and tenements as lie waste upon the marches of the 
English pale ; upon condition that the tenants shall use the English 
tongue, the English habit, and forbear from alliance or familiarity 
with the Iiish.-— J tilt/ 31, 29°. 

105. Decree in Chancery, whereby it is ordered that Thomas 
Butler, of Rosse, merchant, and the Sovereign, Council and Com- 
mons of Rosse, be chargeable to Robert Strong, of Waterford, mer- 
chant, for damages sustained by said Strong in respect of a quantity 
of Spanish wine, taken by means of a false cocket, in Butler's name, 
out of the ship Salamander of Brest, consigned to Rosse ; provided 
that the Sovereign of Ros.se have lawful remedies against those of 
Waterford who entered the ship. — Juli/ 20, 33°. 

Patent Koli,, 29, 30 HENKr VIII. — 1538-9. 29, 30 

,, , Hen.VlII. 

Membrane i. 

1. Livery of seisin of the possessions of Gerald Wesley, late of 
Dengin, to William Wesley his son March 10, 30°. 

Membrane 2. 

2. Livery of seisin of the possessions of John Eustace, late of 
Lascartan, deceased, to Robert Eustace his son. — No date. 

Membrane 3. 

3. Livery of seisin of the possessions of John Talbot, late of 
Dardeyston, to Thomas Talbot his son. — ^cpt. i8, 29°. 

D 2 



36 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9- 

ap, 30 Membrane 4. 

J " 4. Grant of tlio wardship of Oliver Wogan, son and heir of Gerald 

Wogan, of Downings, deceased, to ilichard Foster and Joliu Ryan. 
— y'o date. 

5. Grant of the wardship of James Eitz-Gcralde, son and heir of 
Gerald Fitz Gerald, esq., late of Douraorc, deceased, to Richard 
Forstcr and John Ryan. — Ifo date. 

6. Grant of the wardship of Walter Golding, brother and heir 
of Edmond Goldyng, late of Perstonlandy, deceased, to Francis 
llarbarte. — A^o date. 

Membrane 5. 

7. Grant of the w.ardship of Morice Fitz-Geralde, son and heir of 
Thomas Fitz-Ger.alde, late of Ballyfeghen, deceased, to Walter Gol- 
dyng, of the Grange of Portmernoke, and David Sutton, of Tully. — 
No date. 

8. Gnant of the wardship of Richard Synnot, son and heir of 
Walter Synnot, of Ballybranan, gent., deceased, to James Sherloke. 
— No date. 

9. Grant of the wardship of Thomas Twyt, son and heir of John 
Twyt, of Sonnagh, gent., deceased, to Robert Brabazon, gent. — No 
date. 

Memhrane 6. 

10. Grant of the wardship of Nicholas TaafF, son and heir of 
Peter Taafl', esq., late of Ballybragan, deceased, to Patrick Barne- 
wall. — No dale. 

1 1. Grant of the wardship of George Duff, son and heir of Henry 
Duff, late of Drogheda, deceased, to William Blechyuden. — Jem. 31, 
29° 

12. Grant of the wardshij) of William Byrmynghain, brother and 
lieir of Edward Bcrniyngliam, deceascil, to William Blechindeu. — 
March 31,29°. 

Membrane 7. 

13. Grant of the wardship of Edward Barncwall, son and lioir 
of Roliert Barncwall, chc]., lalo of Dromanagli, deceased, to Robert 
Brabazon, gent. — No dale. 

14. firant of the wanlship of Walter Marwarde, son and heir of 
Janie.H Marwanlc, of Kildarne, late Baron of Sorync, deceased, to 
Tbomas Cusako, of Cousenstown, esq. — No date. 



1 538-9-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 37 

Membrane 8. 29, 30 

15. Grant to tlie Mayor, Sheriifs, and Commons, of Drogheila, J 

that the Mayor ami Recoriler should be custodes j>acis fur the 
King within the town and franchises, liy land, sea, and fresh 
water, to hold inquisitions of felonies and other crimes, and to have 

the assize of weights and measures ; that the King's Coroner, 
Escheator, or Sheriff, should not have jurisdiction in the town; that 
the corporation might build a prison, and that the Mayor and 
Recorder should be Justices of gaol delivery within the town, with 
power to erect a gallows and execute judgment on felons. This 
charter also confirms all former grants and concessions. — No date: 

16. Grant to James Sherloke, gent., of the offices of Treasurer, 
Receiver-General, and Bailiff of the Lordship of Wexforde, the estate 
of George Earl of Shrew.sbury ; To hold during good behaviour. — 
Dec. 7, 29°. 

Membrane 9. 

17. Grant to Walter Cowley of the office of Princijial or Chief 
Solicitor of Ireland ; To hold during good behaviour, with a salary 
of £10 a-year. — No date. 

18. Licence to Richard Forster, gent., to export 200 stone of 
wool annually for 6 years. — Ai^ril 20, 28°. 

19. Grant to James Whyte, of Waterford, of the office of Justice 
of the Liberty of Wexford ; To hold during good behaviour, with a 
salary of £20 a-ycar. — Dec. 12, 29°. 

20. Grant to William Sauntlo of the office of Seneschal of the 
Manors of Wexford; To hold for life, with a salary of £20 a-year. — 
No date. 

Membrane 10. 

21. Grant to Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 
of the Manor or Lordship of Dullardeston ; the castle and water- 
mill of Dullardeston, with all the lands, tenements, and heredita- 
ments in Dullardeston, Thurstenston, Slien.syalleston, Rolanston, 
Tankardeston, Ardgalfe, Faganston, Grayston, otherwise Rayeston, 
otherwise Kayeston, and Peperton, in the county of Meath; Staf- 
fardeston, Cnokdroniyn, and Luske, the estate of William Bathe, 
of Dullardeston, attainted ; together with the reversion of the castle 
and messuage called Kilbride, with the site thereof, and 160A., and 
of the castle and messuage of Nanger, with the site thereof, and 
65A., in the county of Dublin, the estate of said Bathe ; all which 
the King had, by indenture dated 24 Dec, 29°, demised to Finiaa 
Basnette, of Nanger, and John Gibbous, of Kilbride, for 2 1 years from 
the Michaelmas preceding ; also the crown rout of £8 Ir. reserved 



38 PATENT AXD CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9- 

29, 30 out of Killjride, ami of £3 10s. Ir. out of Nanj;cr, by that demise ; 
Hen. VIII. To hold to said Ayliucr and the hciis male of his hody, "iu capita," 
by knight-servico, and the reut of £20 sterling. — Sept. 23, 30°. 

Meitihrane 11. 

22. Grant to William Hand of the office of gunner in the castle 
of Dublin, with afee of 8d. a-day during his life. — J^^'ov. 11, 29°. 

23. Grant to William Wise, esq. of the Monastery of Saint 
John's, near Waterford, with the site, ambit, and ground apper- 
taining to the said monastery, within the city of Waterford, also 
the messuages, lands, and villages of Krydan, Ballyniabyn, auJ 
Lyssent, in the county of Waterford, and the lands belonging to the 
said monastery, in the city and county of Cork ; To hold to the said 
William Wise and the heirs male of his boJ3', by the service of one 
knight's fee. — xVo date. 

24. Grant, by ]irivy seal, to the King's well-beloved servant, 
Edniond Sexten. sewer of his chamber, of tiie Monastery, Priory, or 
Cell of St. Mary-house, the site, ambit, or gnmnd thereof, and all 
lordshi])S, manors, lands, advowsons of churches, tithes, cha]iel9, 
chantries, spiritual and temporal thereunto belonging, within the 
j)recinct of Limerick city or county, in as largo and ample manner 
as Sir Patrick IJarrold, late Prior, held the same, together with all 
the goods and utensils of the house; To hold to said Sexton and tiio 
lieirs male of iiis bo<ly, by the service of one knight's fee; with direc- 
tions for a commission to issue for the dissolution of the said monas- 
tery. — Sept. 28, 29°. 

25. Grant of the "rowmo" of a soldier in the castle of Dublin to 
Patrick Colloy, with the wages of 8(/. sterling a day ; To hold during 
his life — Jan. 21, 29°. 

Membrane 12. 

26. Grant of the wardship of Robert Whittey, son and heir of 
Richard Whittey, of Ball^lcge, deceased, to John Dewros, of Baliy- 
dwyll. — No date. 

27. Grant of the wardship of Richard Synnot, son and heir of 
Walter Svnnot, of Ballybrenen, deceased, to James Sherloke, of 
Waterford, gent. — No date. 

Membrane 13. 

28. Grant to Peter Talbote, of Kilmahyoke, of the manors and 
ciuttieM of Poworscowrte, Fasagli Roo, and Uatiidowne, with tiio 
H]>piirtenances, in the omnly of Dulilin ; tiie mossuages and lands 
of Powcrscourtc, Fa.-'aghe Roo, Ratlidnwne, Cookcslon, Teamjilo- 
guyrge, Killegryc, Kylgurran, and Cowlncskeage ; nml all lands. 



1538-9.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 39 

tenements, hereditaments, formerly tbe estate of Richard Fitz- 29, 30 
Gerald, which came to the hands of the Crown by reason of his Hen. VIII. 
attainder, together with the lands of Fercolyu ; To hold to the said 
Peter, his heirs and assigns for ever, at the rent of 40s. Ir. — No date. 

29. Grant of English liberty to Thady Coffe, of Bisshopeston, 
Meath county. — No date. 

30. Grant of English liberty to Charles O'Connor, of Clonne- 
nade, gent. — No date. 

31. Grant of English liberty to Hobert M'Perrys, of Glancong- 
hour, Meath-county, gent. — No date. 

32. Grant of English liberty to One O'Morran, of Mouutefernan. — 
Mar. 12, 29°. 

33. Grant of English liberty to Jaraes O'Daly, clerk. — Mar. 
10, 29°. 

Membrane 14. 

34. Grant of English liberty to Thomas Whelane, of Waterford, 
mariner. — Sept. 30, 29°. 

35. Grant of English liberty to William O'Lallor, chaplain. — 
Sept. 16, 29°. 

36. Grant of English liberty to Maurice, Murgan, or Murghe 
Byrne, of Slaue, yeoman. — No date. 

37. Grant of English liberty to John O'Mulryan, clerk. Abbot 
of Wothny. — No date. 

38. Grant of English liberty to Patrick O'Connolan, of Molyn- 
foran, husbandman. — No date. 

39. Grant of English liberty to Thomas O'Royrke, of Kilmake, 
chaplain. — No date. 

40. Grant of English liberty to Richard O'Holeghan, scholar. — 
For a fine of 6s. 8d. — No date. 

Membrane 15. 

41. Grant of English liberty to Thady O'Daylie, of Kilmayke, 
chaplain. — Aiiff. 7, 30°. 

42. Grant of Engli-sh liberty to Maurice O'Doghirtie, of Balnes- 
toUoke, chaplain. — Au</. 7, 30°. 



40 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9. 

*9> 30 43. Grant of Entrli-sh liberty to Denis, otherwise Dougby Boy 
Hen. VIII. O'Brenau. — For a fiuc of 6s. SJ. — J/ny 17, 31°. 

44. Grant of English liberty to Richard O'Melle, clerh. — J/ay 
18,31°. 

4.15. Grant of English liberty to Thomas O'Gorman, husband- 
man. — JIai/ 18, 31°. 

46. Grant of English liberty to Dowlyn' O'Byrne, of Kilman- 
aghe, gent., or horseman. — June 18, 31°. 

47. Grant to John Alen, of Cowtesbale, in the county of Norfolk, 
gent., Clerk and Master of the Rolls and Records of Chancery, 
of the site, circuit, and lands, of tlie late monastery or priory of 
St. Wiilstans, the manor of Donaghcumper, and all hereditaments 
and possessions whatsoever spiritual and temporal in Donagh- 
cumper, St. Wulslans, lez Mochefeldes, and Watcrfeldes, at St. 
Wulstans aforesaid ; and in Personeston, Stacunmey, Bacbieston 
otherwise Backweston, Lexlip, Grangegornian, Rewe, Priorcston, 
Trysteldelan otherwise Castledelan, Tippcrston, Strafl'an, Irish- 
ton, Ardres, Bahnakele, Ballycorkeran, Tyrowc, Corbally near 
GryfTenrathe, Kildrought, Galbeggiston, and Ccyleston, in the 
county of Kildarc. Coldreyny, Bacbieston otherwise Backweston, 
and Lucan, in the county of Dublin. Tlie advowsous and patronage 
of the churches or chapels of Donaghcumper, Stacumnoy, Killa- 
dowan, and Donaghmore ; with all tithes, pensions, oblations, glebes, 
and other emoluments and ])rofits belonging to the said churches, 
rectories, or chapels, in the county of Kildare. — To hold for ever, 

by the service of one knight's fee, as scutage runs. — Rent, £10. 

Dec. I, 28°. 

Membrane 16, 

48. Pardon of Edward Sherloke, Mayor, John Butler and Thomas 
Sherloke, bailiffs, and all the citizens, inhabitants, and common- 
alty of the city of Waterford, and of the suburb of the same ; and 
particularly William Wise, of Watcrford, esip, John Morgan, Pa- 
trick Walslic, William Lyncolnc, Thomas Lunibarde, James Walsche, 
Peter Dobyn, Nirliolas Stronge, Robert Stronge, Henry Walsche, 
John Butler, David AN'alsche, David Bailyf, James Wise, James 
Madan, James Wodloke, Robert Walshc, Nicholas Fagan, Nicho- 
las Rowe, Nicholas Ley, Paul Butler, James Cioighe, Thomas Sher- 
loke, Jolin Lanegan, James Conicrford, James Porter, Patrick 
Lee, Peter Wliite, Edcl. t^herloke, Peter Baron, John Strong, mer- 
chants, ThoiiKia Folane, Nicholas Dewnyshe, Nicholas I'urcell, 
Phili]> Purcell, mariners, I'atrick Bosher, John Boslier, Richard 
Boshcr, John Neyle, William Walslie, Peter Forstall, Kicliard 
Oraunte, Patrick Sherloke, William Browne, John Wodloke, 
Thomas Wodloke, Richard Lombardc, Thomas White, Patrick 



I538-9-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 41 

Stronge, Nicholas Stronge, Innemal Bastarde, Richard Powere, 29, 30 
Peter Walsche, and Edward Kene, raerchauts : — and esijccially of Hen. VIII. 

the death of Henry Nangle, of Dublin, yeoman, and Geoirrey Fitz- 

Patricke, of Ballyhacke, mariner. — JVo date. 

49. Pardon of Matilda Darcy, for the murder of her late husband 
James Marwarde, of Kilcarne, baron of Scryne, who wa.^ killed 
by Richard Fitzgerald of Powerscourte, at her instigation. — No date. 

50. Pardon of John Sawer, of Kilma\'nan, in the county of 
Dublin, indicted and convicted for stealing 4 silver ni.arks in a 
purse, from Sir John Rauson, Prior of Kilmainham. — Aug. 20, 30°. 

Membrane 17. 

51. Pardon of Patrick Weldon, of Michelstown, Meath county. 
— No date. 

52. Pardon of Walter Dale, otherwise Helyer, of Dublin, yeoman. 

— April 27, 30°. 

53. Pardon of David Cowill, late of Palmerston, near Dublin, 
and William Archebold of the same, millers, for stealing £20 in 
silver in a purse, from Richard Luttrell. — No date. 

54. Pardon of William Kelle, of Warenston, Meath county, 
husbandman, for the murder of Shane M'Euaw. — No date. 

55. Grant to John Alen, Master of the Rolls of Chancery, of the 
office of Keeper of the Seal, during pleasure, in place of Sir John 
Barnwall, late Chancellor. — Juhj 31, 30°. 

56. Grant to AValter Husshei, or Hosshey, and John Ryan, of the 
office of Chief lugrosser of the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure. — 
Jan. 26, 29°. 

57. Grant to Walter Goldyng, of the Graunge of Portmernoke, 
junior, of the office of Summonister of the Exchequer; To hold during 
pleasure. — 2Iar. 8, 29°. 

58. Grant to John Dewerous, of Ballymacarne, gent., of the 
oflBce of Chancellor of the liberty of Wexford county; To hold 
during pleasure. — No date, 

59. Grant to William Wlryge of the office of Usher of the Ex- 
cbequer ; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

Membrane 18. 

60. Licence for John Alen, esq.. Master of the Rolls of Chancery, 
to alienate to Edward Basnet, Dean of St. Patrick's cathedral. 



42 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9- 

a9, 30 DiiMiii, Robert Fitz-Symonde, puccentor, and Nicliolas Alcn. Clian- 
Ilin. VIII. cellor, Robert Eustace, prebendary of Rathmygbell, and Eustace 

I'rdwne, cliajdain, his manor, or i)rinci])al mansion, near the Ncw- 

bridire, and his manor of Donaghcumjjer, with tlie ai)]iurtenances : 
and all his estate in Donairhcunipcr and Lexlip, Donagliinore, Kilma- 
credoke, Grangegornian, Ti]>]iercston, Priorcston, Stacumney, Kewe, 
Tristcldolan, Killadowan, Artlres, Irishton, Stratlan, Ralmakclc, Cor- 
b;illy, near Gryiiynrathe, Personcston, Kildrouglit, and elsewhere iu 
the county of Kildaro, and in Bacbieston, otherwise Racweston, Col- 
dreyny, Lucan, and elsewhere in the county of Dublin. — No date. 

61. Licence to George, Archbishop of Dublin, with the consent 
of the chapters of the cathedrals of the Holy Trinity and St. Patrick, 
Dublin, to alienate to Patrick Barncwall, of Fcblestou', gent., all 
messuages, burgages, lands, and tenements in Ralgeith, in the parish 
of Swerdes, 3° of meadow in "Ic Erode niedc" in same parish, 50" 
of land near Wourganeston in Clomethan ])arisli, commonly called 
" lez fyftie acres," i burgage or tenement in Swcrdes, lying between 
the holding of Patrick Uryell, on the north, and the street of Swerdes, 
on the east, a park in the occupation of Ellon Ilaucoke, on the west, 
and a tenement of the .said Archbishoji, wherein Maurice Serjauut 
dwells, on the south, and 13" in the west part of the Castellfeldc in 
Swerdes, iu the c(junty of Dublin. To hold to the said Patrick an<l 
the heirs male of his body. Rent, for the ]jremiscs in Balgeitli and 
Wowrganeston, X3 12s. 8(/. Ir., and for tlic premises iu Swerdes, gs. 
Ir. — No date. 

62. Surrender by Matthew King, of Dublin, of the manor and 
castle of Lexlij), otlierwise the Salmon Leap, with all messuages, 
lands, and tenements, in the towns and hamlets of Lexlip, Col- 
ficho, and Meiston, which liad been granted to the said Matthew 
for a term of 21 years; and a certain parcel of meadow near " lo 
Eewc," next to " Prioreston medowc.«," belonging to the said manor 
of Leixlip, in the county of Kildare : and au inspeximus of a sur- 
render, to the King by John Alen, gent., Master of the Rolls, of the 
towns, hamlets, or messuages of Laghleneston, Porterston, Symondes- 
ton, and Galbege.?ton, and their appurtenances in the county of 
Kildare; also all messuages, laml.'j, and tenements, in .same county 
which are parcel of the Manor of Lexli]), and which liad been granted 
to the said Alen, for the term of 21 years. — Aug. 22, 30°. 

63. Presentation of Thomas Clynclie, chaplain, to the vicarage 
of Tulhiglifolome, in the diocese of Leighlin, vacant, "ccrto modo," 
and belonging to the King's i)resentation, " pleno jure." — Nov. 8, 
30". 

64. Pre.'^entation of .Tolm Wylley, late Prior of Dundalke, to tlic 
Priory of llii^ house ol the B. V. Mary, of Louth, in the diocese of 
Armagh, rliily vacant, and belonging to the King's prcecutation iu 
rijjht of his royul prerogative. — June 14, 30°. 



1538-9-1 CHANCERY, IRELAND. 43 

65. Presentation of Thomas Royike, chaplain, to the vicarage 29, 30 
of Kilmaycke, in the diocese of Kildare, vacant, "certo modo," and Hen. VIII. 
belonging to the King's presentation, "pleno jure." — July 12, 30°. 



Dorso. 
Membrane 1. 



66. [OhUterated.'\ 

67. Articles of agreement with Phelim O'Neyle. \_Nearltj ohlit- 
erated.'\ — May 4, 

68. Treaty of peace between Lord Gray, the King's Deputy, and 
Charles M'Yncrosse Cavanaghe, otherwise M'Mingho, chief of his 
nation. 

[As the enrolment is obliterated, we supply the treaty from the 
memoranda roll of 13 and 14 Elizabeth, m. 13.] 

"The agreement, ordinances, and covenants, made between the 
Lord Deputy and other Coraniissloners of the King's Majesty, whose 
names are subscribed, and Cahlr M'Innycrosse ; Gerald Sutton ; 
Art, son of Donald; Maurice, son of Art buoy; Cahlr, son of Art 
Cavenagh; Dowlyn Cavenagh, and other principal men of the 
nation of the Cavenaghs, at the town of Ross, the 3rd of Septem- 
ber, in the thirty-fifth year of the reign of the most Serene Prince 
our Lord Henry the Eighth, by the grace of God King of England, 
France, and Ireland, to be observed by the subjects of his Majesty 
commonly called the Cavenaghs. — Anthony St. Leger, scilicet. 

"First, it is covenanted, ordained, and agreed to, that as the 
castles and manors of Ferns and Enniscorthy are proper and pecu- 
liar manors of our Lord the King, that they shall have 

such and so ample territories, and arable lands, woods and pastures, 
as Thomas Eustace, Viscount Baltinglas ; John Travers, Master of 
the Ordinance ; Edward Basnet, Dean of St. Patrick's ; Pilchard 
Butler and Robert St. Leger, esquires, or three of them ; and as 
John O'Doran, Ferganyu O'Doran, Caher son oi Art, Moriertagh 
son of Art huoy, and Gerald Sutton, Cavenaghs, or three of them, 
shall limit, bound, and assign. 

" Further it is agreed by the Lord Deputy and Council, and the 
Cavenaghs, that the King in the same manner, after this, shall 
peaceably have the castles of Cloghamou and Clonmullen, with all 
their territories, according as the aforesaid Viscount, John Travers, 
Dean, and others, the said Commissioners, shall limit, bound, and 
assign. 

" That the Cavenaghs shall make a new partition and divi- 



44 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9- 

49, 30 sion of all their lands, so that all tlioso who may lay claim to tlio 
Hen. VIII. territories of the manors au<l castles aforesai<l, so assigneJ, or who 

had tlieni heretofore in possession, may he recompensed by the same, 

as to the said commissioners may seem exi)edient. 

" In like manner it is agreed that all those who have any 
lands vacant and waste, and at present uncultivated, shall cultivate 
and till the .simo lands within the space of a year, under jienalty of 
forfeiting all said lanils for ever to the King. 

"And lest any obstacle shall prevent the inhabiting and culti- 
vating such land.s, on account of the poverty of the Lords of these 
waste lands, our Lord the King will accommodate the needy with 
certain moneys for buying horses and other necessary instruments 
of culture, until such time as by the more abundant produce of their 
lands they may be able to repay the same, provided they ple<lgc a 
third part of their .said lands to the King's Majesty in security of 
said repayment, as the custom of warranty runs, and is practised in 
that country. 

" It is agreed that after the Cavenaghs have made the I'.artitions 
and divisions of lands amongst themselves, and eacli shall have been 
im])artiallv apportioned to its possessor, then the Ue])uty and Council 
shall, to the utmost of their power, endeavour to procure royal 
letters patent to ccmtirm to each, and to their heirs, the said lands 
for ever, after the custom of the English. 

"It is agreed that all waste and unfruitful lamls shall bo exo- 
nerated for three years from the impositions called " coyne and 
ly verve," carriage, and such like exactions, for the better occupation 
and cultivation of those lands. 

" Further it is agreed that the lardshijis of St. M<dyns shall 
be committed to the custody and care of Caher, son of Art, to bo 
held without any division or partition to be made therein between 
liis kinsmen, these conditions being added, namely : That he shall 
reasonably maintain the accustomed fairs there, and build himself 
a house or mansion there, and inhabit it. And he shall not jier- 
mit any wicked, nefarious, or plundering act to be committed at 
the j)ass there, or in other parts adjacent thereto, neither by land 
or by water, under penalty of forfeiture of the Lordship to our 
Lord the King for ever. 

" It is agreed that the King shall have the particular land 
called '■'■ le (JiKirlyllj^ a.nt\ all the lands lying between Carlow and 
Leighlin, with a castle there in Idrone, as the said commissioners 
may limit, bound, and assign. 

" Further it is agreed that the Cavenaghs shall banish, repudiate, 
and excluile all their i<llc men. And that no one of them for the 
future shall ride armed, save only any captain or oflicer of the 
<?npwn fur the time beintr, undi'r penally of fnrfeiting the arms. 
And thai it shall be lawful a.s well fur the captain of <iiir Lord the 
King in tlmse parts, u.s fur the saiil utlicer, tu take to himself all 
arniu from all those using them within the country aforesaid. 

" Anil that no one of (he Cavenaghs sh.ill ilemand in the lands of 
others, beyond iLu bounds of their own country, any e.vaetions 



1538-9-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 45 

called coyiie and lyvery, or foys,* cosshiers,'^ or otlier impositions 29, 30 
■whatsoever upon any pretence, but shall live content with their Hen. VIII. 

own revenues. Nor shall keep or maintain any men of war except 

those which each of them may keep in their own houses. 

" For the performance of these articles on the part of the Cavc- 
nairhs the said Cahir son of Art gave a pledge, until his son Gerald 
shall be given as a hostage. And Cahir M'Innycrosse and Gerald 
Sutton are similarly bound to performance of the premises under 
penalty of forfeiting their lands, together with Art M'Donnogh. 

"And thereupon the Lord Deputy and Council promise for the 
performance of these articles to intercede with the King; so that if 
it shall be his Majesty's will, these premises shall then be ratified. 
"(Signed), 

" James Oemond and Ossory. 

'' Gerald Aylmer, Justice. 

"James Bathe, Barm- 

" Thomas Cusake, Master of the Rolls." 

6g. Treaty between Lord Leonard Gray, the King's Deputy, and 
Charles M'Murghoo, Chief Captain of his nation: whereby it is agreed 
that said Murghoo shall be Warden and Constable of the Castle of 
Femes, lately recovered by the Deputy from the possession of the 
rebels. To hold during pleasure, paying for the first year 80 marks,and 
afterwards as shall be agreed on ; and that Gerald Kavanagh, com- 
monly called Gerald Sutton, shall be Sub-Constable and Governor 
of the said Castle under M'Murghoo. That they shall safely keep 
and defend the Castle, and surrender it to the Lord Deputy when 
required ; and for performance of this compact, Maurice, the son of 
M'Murghoo, Arthur, the son of Gerald Kavanagh, who is in the 
custody of the Earl of Ossory, and James, his next son, shall remain 
with the Lord Dejjuty as pledges; and they place all their lands 
and possessions in the hands of the King as further security. — 
July 14, 28°. 

70. Treaty between Lord Leonard Gray, the King's Deputy, 
and Remund, otherwise Jenico Savage, formerly Chief Captain of 
his nation, reciting that said Remund having taken his oath of 
fealty to the King, is henceforth to bear the name and have the 
honours of Chief Captain of his nation, and of the country of the 
Savages, otherwise Lecale ; and it is agreed that the said Remund 
shall give to the said Deputy, for acquiring his favour and friend- 
ship, 100 fat cows and i good horse, or 15 marks, Ir., in lieu of the 
horse. — May 31, 28°. 

Membrane 3. 

71. Treaty between Lord Leonard Gray, Viscount Grane, the 
King's Deputy, and Fergynanym Row O'Byrne, whereby it is 

' Extra meals begged of the landlords by idlemen. 

*> Cois-a-re, cess or rent, for the King, received by receiving him in coshery. 



46 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9. 

29, 30 agreed that sa'ul Fcrtrynanym shall bo the King's faithful subject, 
Hen. VIII. aiiJ .serve at hostings with his followers at his own e.vpense ; that 

he shall pay to the King's use ^d. Ir., yearly for every horse, mare, 

cow, bull, and ox, being in future in the towns of Ballihorsy, 
Cowlyth, Dwly, Droinor, and Kilparkc. Ami the Deputy will 
maintain and defend Fcrgynauym and bis tenants, and their ])o3- 
sessious in the towns aforesaid, against all men, as well English as 
Irkli.— Sept. 17, 28°. 

72. Treaty between the Lord Leonard Gray, Justice of Ireland, 
and Thady U'Byrne, Chief Captain of his naticui, whereby, according 
to the award of the Earl of Ossory, and others iudiflercntly chosen, 
it is agreed that O'-Byrne, and all umler his rule an<l power, shall bo 
loyal and obedient to the King, his heirs and assigns ; he shall not 
adhere to the Irishry nor harbour any messenger or rebel of the 
King, and particularly of the " O'Tooly's," nor succour any of them 
flyiug to him for protection ; and at hostings, out of Leinster, 
send a banner with 20 horsemen and a proportionate number of 
footmen, according to the usage of his country, at his own charges, 
to proceed with the Justice or Deputy ; and in Luinstcr, shall 
attend at such times with the whole "posse" of his country ; also, 
in case of necessity, shall find and support 120 armed Irish footmen, 
called galloglaghes, for 4, 6, or 8 weeks, or 3 niontlis, and that all 
those conditions shall be inviolably observed, the castle of Symomls- 
wood is to be delivered into the hands of the Lord Deputy. — Jan. 22, 

Memhrane 4. 

73. Treaty between the King's Dc])uty and Fergonnnini 
O'Karoll, Chief Captain of the country of Ely O'Karoll, whereby it is 
agreed that all who shall be Captains of the country shall pay to 
the King I2(/. out of every caruc-.iteof land ; that each of them, when 
ho shall be nominated captain, shall jiay to the King 120 marcs, and 
at every general hosting appointed by the Deputy and Council shall 
furnish 12 good horsemen and 24 good foot soldiers, well armed and 
furnished with jirovisions for 40 days, at their own cxpen.se. Also 
that the said O'Karoll shall come to every exjieditiun with his whole 
power when required ; that he shall tind ])rovisions in the said 
country for 80 sj)arres or galloghusses, for the space of one quarter 
of each year ; and that the Deputy may construct any pass or road 
which bo shall think proper in the country. — J^oie 12, 30°. 

74. Treaty between the King's Deputy and Hugh do Burgo, 
Ca]>tain of the country of liurgho, whereby it is agreed that each 
Captain of said country shall pay X40 sterling yearly rent to tlio 
Kinjr, and 100 marks sterling for his nomination ; and at every 
general hosting shall fiml 20 liorsemen and So Scots, well armed, 
with provisions for 40 days at his own expense ; that each of 
thorn, when tho Dcjiuty shall apjiroach tho border of his country, 



I538-9-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 47 

shall attend him with all the horsemen and foot soldiers of liis 29, 30 
country, with 3 days' provisions, at their own expense ; that the Hen. VIII. 

said Hugh shall find provisions in said country for 80 sparres, 

galloglasses or Scots, for the space of six weeks in every year 
during their lives ; and that the Deputy may cut any pass or road 
in the country. — June 28, 30°. 

75. Reconciliation between the King's Deputy, the Lord Leonard 
Gray, and the Right Honourable Sir Piers Butler, knight, Earl of 
Orniond and Ossory, and his son and heir, the Lord James Butler, 
High Treasurer of Ireland, eflccted, at the King's instance, by the 
mediation of his council. — No date. 



Membrane 3. 

76. Instructions respecting the appointment and wages of grand 
captains and petty captains, addressed to Mr. Paget, and signed 
"Thomas CrumwtU.'" — Oct. 13. 

First, he shoulil allow every man for his "coote," 4.5. : to every 
man, for his conduct, one halfpenny for every mile from the place of 
their dwelling to the sea side : to the captains and petty captains, 
4.S. and 2s. a day : he should allow to Mr. Brereton and Mr. Griffith, 
their chaplains and niiustrells, and pay every man a month's wages 
beforehand when taking ship; to be paid out of the £2,000 whicli 
the King delivered to Mr. Brabazon, and finally he is reipcsted to 
use all expedition in the transport of the army. 

77. Surrender by Peter Talbote, gent., of Kylmahioke, of the 
manor and castle of Powerscourte, with the appurtenances ; also 
all messuages and lands in the town and hamlets of Powerscourte, 
Killagarran, Killegrie, and Cokstone, in the County of Dublin.— 
■April I, 33°. 

78. Surrender by Walter Ilancoke, Prior of the bouse or priory 
of Canons of All Saints, near the city of Dublin, of the said house, 
site, precinct manors, lands, and possessions thereunto belonging 
in the several counties of Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Louth, Tipperary, 
Kilkenny, or elsewhere in Ireland. — Nov. 16, 30°. 

79. Surrender of the Priory of All Saints to the King's Commis- 
sioners, in pursuance of the foregoing deed. — Nov. 18, 30°. 

80. Treaty between Lord Leonard Gray, the King's Deputy, 
and Charles O'MoIloy, Chief Captain of his nation and of the country 
of Forclagh, whereby it is agreed that the said O'MoIloy shall swear 
allegiance to, and shall faithfully serve the King and his Deputy 
against the Irish during his life, and particularly against the traitor 
Bernard O'Chonor, and shall attend the King or Deputy against the 



48 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1538-9. 

29, 30 Irish, for tlie space of one day aiul night, at his own expense, with 
Hen. VIII. 6 horsemen an<l 40 footmen, when he shall he ordered so to do, npon 
three days' notice ; also that he shall maintain Charles O'Chonoure 
and the Lord M'Goighegan and other suhjects of the King : and 
in consideration of the foregoing, the Deputy will maintain the said 
Chief Captain O'JIoUoy against all men in all reasonable causes ; 
and that the Baron of Delvin, Dillon, Dalton, Tyrrell, and other 
Captains the King's subjects, shall aid him when occasion shall 
require. — Jfov. 28, 29°. 

81. Treaty between the Lord Deputy and Rosse M'Geoghegan, 
Chief Captain of his nation and of the country of Kyuneleaghe. — 
Nov. 28, 29°. 

82. Treaty between the King and Ednionde M'lTo M'Edmond 
O'Rcyly, Chief Ca])tain of Clonkeyle, testifying that saiil Ednionde 
hath sixteen plowlands in said county of Clonkeyle, and he agrees 
to pay to the King 2od. Irish out of each of said plowlands. — 
Avff. lo, 30°. 



28,29,30, Patent Roll, 28, 29, 30, 31 Henry VIII. — 1537-40. 

31 

J ■ I. Grant to the Mayor, Bailiffs, Citizens, and Commonalty of 

the city of Dublin, in consideration of the siege, famine, miseries, 
wounds, and loss of blood sullbred by the citizens, and their chi- 
valrous service in defending the city against the rebellion of 
Thomas Fitzgerald, of the site and estates of the late j)riory of 
All Saints near Dublin, with the church, belfry, and cemetery ; 
and all the possessions in the counties Jloath, Kildare, Louth, 
Tipperary, and Kilkenny ; and all manors, messuages, lands, tene- 
ments, rents, revenues, fruits, with their rights and appurtenances 
in the counties aforesaid and elsewhere in Ireland, belonging to 
the said late priory, devolved to the King's hands by reason of the 
statute of dissolution ; to hold for ever at the rent of .£4 4s. oJ<Z., 
by the name of ^\y part of the yearly value of the premises; and all 
the manors, messuages, and lands, of which W.alter ilancoke tlio 
late Prior, or any of his predecessors were ever seised in right of the 
said late priory ; and in consideration of the debility and ruinous con- 
dition of the great forts of the city, and in order to rejiair and fortify 
the walls, the King confirmed to the Corporation and their successors 
a grant ma<le to them, for 60 years, Ijy King Richard 111., in tho 
second year of his reign, of a rent of ,£49 6t. 8(/., issuing out of tho 
fee-farm of 200 marks payable by the city to tho Crown, and as a 
further token of his bounty and gratitude, the King releases the 
city for ever froin an annual rent of X20 out of the said fee-farm 
whiili he liail before granted to them for 40 years. By this charter 
the King confirms tlic charter of Richard III., Edward II., and 
John. — /'t6. 4, 30°. 



1537-40.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 49 

Membrane 2. a8, 29, 30, 

31 

2. Grant to William Seyntlo of Roscarlon in Wexford county, jjen. VIII. 

esq., of the castle ami manor of Roscarlon, with all rents ami ser- 

vices, in the towns, jiarishes, anil HeUls of Mountayntou, Loughton, 
Globbeston, Mandelenton, Ballysynan, Eallydou near Killcoke, and 

Little Ballydon, Kylmahanoke, the Hoke of St. Imoch of Clone- 
mene, the Long Grange, Re.spoyle and Rathton, with the waterniill 
of Balladon ; the estate of David Nevile, esq., late Baron of Nevile, 
attainted^ (except wardships, marriages, advowsons of churches, 
priories, rectories, vicarages, and chapels), the site, castle, and 
messuages, lands, and tenements, in the towns and parishes of Kyl- 
kovan, Ratheton, Newetou, Rahoule, the great Colic, the old Colic, 
Shanno, the ten acres in the parish of Kylkowan, Bastardeston, 
Churchton, Slccoulter, otherwise Whyteehurche, and Kilkowan, 
more in "tiie Fassoughe ventre," the estate of James Ketyng, attain- 
ted ; 60* of land in the parish of le Parke, parcel of the manor of 
Cargo, with the ferry or passage of the town of Wexford ; which 
■were parcel of the possessions of the late George Earl of Shrews- 
bury, in the county of AVexford, and since granted to the King by 
authority of Parliament ; and also the two islauds called the Salteys, 
and the rectory of Kilmore, with all buildings, tithes, and profits, to 
the same islands and rectories belonging, pircel of the possessions 
of the late monastery of Tyntorne in England, now dissolved (except 
the wardships and marriages to the aforesaid manors, castles, belong- 
ing) ; to bold of the King, for the life of said William, by fealty, 
without rent or accompt. — The said William Seyntlo previously 
surrendered the King's patent granting the premises to him for a 
term of 2 1 years. — June 6, 30°. 

Memhrane 3. 

3. Grant to James Sherloke of Waterforde, gent., for £10 of 
silver, of the wardship of James Ketynge, son and heir of John 
Ketynge, late of Baldonneston. — March 6, 29°. 

Membrane 4. 

4. Livery of seisin of Barnabas Scorloke of Nail, gent., son and heir 
of Thomas Scorloke, late of Athboy, who held of the Crown the 
town of Tullagharde, in the county of Meath. — Jfo date. 

5. Livery of seisin of all the lands and possessions of Patrick 
Finglass to Thomas Fynglas, son anil heir of said Patrick, late of 
Waspayleston, with licence to said Thomas, and John Wogan, rector 
of Kentiston, to convey to Francis Harbart of Dublin, merchant, 
Nicholas Gaydon of the same, merchant, John Belyng, gent., 
Symon Jeffrey, rector of Howthe, and James Walsche, gent., the 
manor of Waspayleston, and all the messuages and lands in West- 
payleston, Leyston, Newton, Callyaghton, and Murraghe. To hold 
to them their heira and assigns for ever. — March 11, 31°. 



50 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i537-40- 

28, 29, 30, Membrane 6. 

^VlII ^' Livery of seisin of the possessions of the Earl of Ornioiul 

J ' and Ossory, to Jainos Butler, E:irl of Ormond and Ossory, his son 

and heir, with pardon of intrusion. — So date. 

Membrane 7. 

7. Livery of seisin of the possessions of the Earl of Desmond, 
to James Butler, Earl of Ormomt and Ossorie, and Joan his wife, 
dauf,'liter ami heiress of James Eitz-Geralde, late Earl of Desmond, 
deceased. — A'o date. 

Membrane 9. 

8. Writ for restitution of temporalties to Alexander Dewrous, 
whom the King had lately promoted to the Bishoprick of Ferns — 
No date. 

9. Grant of English liberty to KaroU O'Kerrall, otherwise Cal- 
loghc O'Keruaile, gent. — Xo date. 

Membrane 10. 

10. Like grant to Koric Mergen, chaplain ; fur a line of lo*-. — 
April 26, 31°. 

11. Like grant to William O'More, chaplain. — April 23, 32°. 

12. Like grant to David O'Morgho, clerk. — Mai/ 11, 31°. 

13. Like grant to Hugh O'Reylic, son of Malachy O'Kcylye. — 
No date. 

14. Like grant to William OfTellan, clerk. — No date. 

15. Like gr.ant to .T(}hn llalpeny, of llowteston, in the county 
of Meath, otherwise called John of Llowteston, gent, j for a line of 
10s.— April 25, 32°. 

16. Like grant to John Neyle, chaplain. — April 3, 30°. 

17. Like grant to Rory O'Mcrriggyn, otherwise O'Beryggyn, 
clerk. — No date. 

18. Like grant to Maurice, otherwise Moriertiigho M'Gcoghccan, 
of Newton in Kyniialeaghe, gent., for a line of 13s. 41/, — No date. 

19. Like grant to Ferald M'Keogho, of Ballyboght, in the county 
of DuMin, for a fine of 30*. — No date. 

20. Like grant to Poniine Nicholas O'Mulotahyll, of Aghevellyre, 
in the county of Kilkenny, cliaplain ; for a liuu of 40a. — No date. 



I337-40-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 51 

21. Like grant to Jobu Cofl'ey, chaplain ; for a fine of los. — 28,29,30, 

No date. 31 

Hen. VIII. 

22. Like grant to William Lagbuane, clerk ; for a fine of 6s. 81?. — 
Ko date, 

23. Like grant to John Hosteken. — Xo date. 

24. Like grant to Moriertaghe O'Curren, otherwise Tancard, 
chaplain. — Xo date. 

25. Like grant to Francis Prese, of Kilmanan, yeoman. — Xo date. 

26. Like grant to Patrick O'Laghoiir, clerk. — Xo date. 

27. Like grant to John CoJchey, chaplain. — Xo date. 

28. Like grant to William Gaynge, chaplain. — Xo date. 

29. Like grant to John Conwo, of Rosse, merchant ; for a fine of 
40s.— Oct. 28, 31°. 

30. Like grant to Denis Dowell, merchant j for a fine of los. — 
Xo date. 

31. Like grant to Donald O'Reylie, son of lord O'Reylie. — Xov, 
21, 3i°- 

33. Like grant to Hugh Sory, of Rose, merchant ; for a fine of 
^os.—Oct. 28, 31°. 

33. Like grant to Patrick O'Nady, otherwise Morghow, clerk, for 
a fine of 6s. 8d. — April 17, 31°. 

34. Like grant to Dermot O'Curren, otherwise Tancard, chap- 
lain. — Auff. I, 31°. 

35. Like grant to John Dongen, chaplain. — April 26, 31°. 

36. Like grant to John Joyse, otherwise Mullerike, of Inistioke, 
fisher; for a fine of 6s. 8d. — April 25, 32°. 

Membrane 11. 

37. Order in Council, (reciting that John Bamewall, knight, Lord 
of Trymletston whom the King, 16 Aug., 26°, had appointed Chan- 
cellor and Keeper of the Great Seal, had died on the 25th July), 
directing that John Alen, Master of the Rolls, should have the cus- 
tody of the great seal until the King's pleasure be known. — Jidi/ 
31. 3°°- 

E 2 



52 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i537-40- 

18, 29, 30, 38. Letters of protection for Barnard O'Couuour, Chief Captain 

3' of his nation, for 40 days. — No date. 
Heu. VIII. 

39. Grant to John Gierke of the office of Usher of the Excher 
quer. — Scjit. 30. 28°. 

40. Pardon of Thomas Butler, of Kare, knight, Potcr Butler, of 
Kylniauan, gent., James Butler, of Cloghbride, gent., Richard Butler, 
of Cloghbride, gent., Robert Pryngydas, of Garrykeyten, horseman, 
Edward FitzGeralde, of Callecurtes, gent., Gerald Fitz-Gerald, of 
Calkocurtes, gent,, Walter Wale, of Balnaraore, horseman, Donald 
Henell, of Ballyclone, horseman, Dorby Donyll, of Coghagh, horse- 
man, James Butler, of Arcleine, gent., Maurice Roche, of Kaer, 
gent., M'alter Crese, of Kedeaghe, horseman, Arte O'Donyll, of 
Ballycleraghan, horseman, Philip Prygyndas, of Ballybege, horse- 
man, and James Prygyndas, of Kyldownaghe, horseman. — Xu date. 

41. Pardon of Simon Cantwell, of Kyllelis, in Kildare county, 
horseman. — No date. 

42. Grant to William Walshe, of Youghyll, gent., of the oflices of 
escheator and clerk of the market of the county of Cork. — Nu date. 

43. Appointment of John Allen, Master of the Rolls, to bo 
Keeper of the Great Seal, during pleasure, on the death of Lord 
Trymletson, late Lord Chancellor. — Juli/ 31, 30°. 

44. Grant of the offices of escheator and clerk of the market of 
the county of Waterford to Peter Ailward, of Faylynge, gent. — No 
date. 

45. Presentation of Peter Lewes, clerk, to the rectory of the 
parish church of Kyllyghyll, otherwise Moorne, in the diocese of 
Down, vacant by the death of Corinac Roche, ami belonging to the 
King-'s presentation, "pleno jure." — No date. 

46. Pardon of James Madden of Waterford, or of Wliyttellestou 
in Waterford county, merchant. — A^o date. 

47. Grant to James Flemynge, knight, Baron of Slane, and Elicia 
his wife, of the wardship of Thomas Flemynge, brother and heir of 
George Flemynge, son and heir of James Flemynge, late of Stepli yns- 
ton. — Mai/ I, 32. 

Membrane 13. 

48. Parilon of William Kctynge of Tynimegwoglie in the county 
Kildare. — No date. 

49. Pardon of Edward Brenaghe of Knockiuelay, gent. ; for a fino 
of 6*. Sd. — No date. 



1537-4°] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 53 

50. The King commands the Chancellor to receive the fealty of 28, 19, 30, 
Alexander Dewrous, Bishop of Ferns, to whose election he had ^' 
given his assent J^o date. He n. YI II. 

51. Letters of protection for Peter Wnlshe, son of Walter Walshe, 
late of Ballynesteaghe, in the county of Meath. — April 20, 29°. 

52. Pardon of William Carmyke of Gylloweston, in the county of 
Meath — April 8, 30°. 

53. Presentation of David Omor, son of Thomas M'Kyngre, chap- 
lain, to the perpetual vicarage of the jiarish church of Kyllalian iu 
the diocese of Leighlin, vacant "certo modo," and belonging "legi- 
time" to the King's presentation. — JVo date. 

Dorso. 
Membrane i. 

54. Grant by the Right Honorable Sir John Rawson, knight. 
Prior of the Monastery of St. John of Jerusalem, in Ireland, and 
his brethren, to Thomas Alen and Mary his ^ife, of the churcli 
and parsonage of [Kilhealc], with the appurtenances, and all the 
tithes and emoluments in the towns and fields of Vouchcston, 
Edeston, Blackball, Little Newton, Agaret, the Whyte Moor, 
. , . . Wolseston, Crumwelestou, Kilwarninge, and Walshes- 
ton. To hold for ninety nine years, at the yearly rent of £12. — 
. . . . July, A.D. 15 ... . 

Membrane 4. 

55. Exemplification of a recovery, dateil on the morrow of tlie 
Pnrilication, 7°, before the Justice of the Common Bench, in which 
Thomas Kent of Drogheda, gent., and Nicholas Laynard of the 
same, yeoman, by James Felde, their attorney, claim, as their in- 
heritance, against William Prese of Hankeston in the county Meatli, 
I messuage with its appurtenances, in Drogheda. — June 13, 8°. 

56. Appointment of Thomas Luttcrell, Chief Justice of the Com- 
mon Bench, John Alen, and others. Commissioners for the county 
Meath, to enquire as to forfeited and other lands belonging to the 
King, and of other things relating to the office of Escheator, or 
which are usually enquired of by the Barons of the Exchequer. — 
Aug. 20, 30°. 

57. Examination of witnesses before Walter Dowdall, Mayor of 
the town and county of Drogheda, and John Barnewall of Drogheda, 
Alderman ; James White, and several other witnesses being sworn, 
depose to the legitimacy of Nicholas Fowlyug of Duleek, son and 
heir of James Fowlyng of Drogheda, merchant. — Sealed with the 
secret seal of the town of Drogheda — Sep. 7, 35°. 



54 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1537-40. 

28,29,30, Membrane 10. 

31 

Hen. VIII. SS.-Conveyanco whereby George, Arclibisbop of Dublin, for £40, 

convoy.'* to SilvestcrGonynges, Laurence Townley, and Andrew WLse, 

all of Tlioniascourt, tbc town of Eathlande, and 6o'' of arable land 
in the village an^l fields of Rathlande, lying on tbc southern part of 
Thomas-court wood, in the occuiiatiou of Thomas Bathe ; also all 
the lands and tenements in Rathlande, and the rents and reversion 
thereof. To hold for ever to the use of William Brabazon, his heirs 
and assigns, at the yearly rent of 13s. 40?. — June 12, 36°. 

59. Seisin and possession of the preceding lands, delivered and 
taken in a certain parcel called the "Buckler's Acre," after the 
delivery of the conveyance. — Jidy 5, 36°. 

30 Patent Roll, 30 IIenky VIII. — 1539. 

Hen. VIII. ,, , 

jumbrune i. 

I. Grant to John Alcn of the ollice of Chancellor and Keeper of 
the Great Seal.— fc^ 18, 30°. 

30, 31 Patent Roll, 30, 31 Henry VIIL, Part i 1539-40. 

Hen. VIII. 
Pgf^ J McTtwrane I. 

1. Pardon of Richard Kctyng, son of Philip Ketyng, of Bal- 
wyns . . . . AVilliam Englayne, Peter Kc-tynge, Gorahl Ketynge, 
sons of said Philip, Kathrinc Brenagho, Coll M'Shordan', horseman, 
Maurice Ketynge, son of said Philip, Christopher Ketynge, son of 
John Kot .... fyn' Harre, Richard Harrc, son of Nicholas, 
John M'Shordan O'Morrowo, and John Ketynge, son of Ro . . . ; 
except of oflcnces against the King's person. — b^or a fine of 20 marks. 
— Api-il 10, 30°. 

2. Grant to James Butler, Earl of Ormond, of the wardshi|) of 
Peter Pouer, son and heir of Sir Riidiard I'ouor, late of Curragh- 
more, knight. Without account. Fine X20. — Mar. i, 31°. 

3. Panlon of John of Newton, of Garieston, otherwise of Adams- 
ton, yeoman. — (kl. 28, 31°. 

30. 3' Patent Roll, 30, 31 ITenrt VIIL, Part 2. — 1539-40. 

Hen. VIIL ,, , 

Membrane i. 



Part 2. 



I. Commission to John Alcn, Chancellor, William Brabazon, 
Vice-Treasurer, and Robert Cowley, Master ol the Rolls, ai>poinling 
them to survey and value the rents ami revenues of tli(> dis.solved 
monasteries and religious houses, upon Ihoir .surrender, and to grant 
the possessions thereof in spiritualties and temporal tics, for the term 



I539-+0-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 55 

of 21 years; reserving to the Crown the plate, jewels, and principal 30, 31 
ornaments; and the residue to put to sale to jxay the wa^cs of the Hen. A'lII. 
otticers and servants ; and to assign to the heads and conventual Part 2. 

persons competent pensions to maintain them during their lives, or 

until they shall be preferred to some promotion or benefice. — By 
privy seal. — Ma)/ 20, 31°. 

2. Commission, directed to George, Archbishop of Dublin, John 
Alen, Chancellor, and William Brabazou, Vice-Treasurer, appointing 
them to act as Deputy of Thomas, Lord Crumwell, Keeper of the 
Privy Seal, whom the King had constituted his Vicar-General and 
Vicegerent in ecclesiastical aflairs. — Ftb. 3, 30°. 

3. Royal Commission, directed to John Alen, Chancellor, George 
Archbishop of Dublin, William Brabazon, Vice-treasurer, Robert 
Cowley, Master of the Rolls, and Thomas Cusake, esq., reciting 
that, "from information of trustworthy persons, it being manifestly 
apparent that the monasteries, abbies, priories, and other places 
of religious or regulars in Ireland, are at present in such a state 
that in them the praise of God and the welfare of man are next to 
nothing regarded ; the regulars and nuns dwelling there being 
so addicted, partly to their own superstitious ceremonies, partly to 
the pernicious worship of idols, and to the pestiferous doctrines of 
the Romish pontifl', that, unless an effectual remedy be promptly 
provided, not only the weak lower order, but the whole Irish people, 
may be speedily infected, to their total destruction, by the example 
of these persons ;" to prevent, therefore, the longer continuance of 
such religious men and nuns in so damnable a state, the King, (having 
resolved to resume into his hands all the monasteries and religious 
houses, for their better reformation, to remove from them the 
religious men and women, and to cause them to return to some 
honest mode of living, and to the true religion,) directs the commis- 
sioners to signify this his intention to the heads of the religious 
houses; to receive their resignations and surrenders willingly ten- 
dei-ed ; to grant to those tendering it liberty of exchanging their 
habit and of accepting benefices under the King's authority, to 
apprehend and punish such as adhere to the usurped authority 
of the Romish pontiff, and contumaciously refuse to surrender their 
houses : to take charge, for the King's use, of the possessions of 
those houses, and assign eonii)etont pensions to those persons who 
willingly surrender. — April 7, 30°. 

Patent Roll, 30, 31, 32 Henrt VIII. — I539-4C. 30, 3'. 3^ 

Hen. VIH. 

Membrane i. 

I. Surrender by Margaret Shylke, Abbess, with the consent of 
the convent, of the house of St. Bridget, of Odder, with all its 
possessions in the counties of Mcath, Louth, Dublin, Kildare, and 
Carlow, and elsewhere in Ireland. — July 16, 31°. 



"56 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [iS39-4i- 

30,31,32 2. Acknowledgment of the surrender by the Al>bess and convent 
Hen. VIII. before George, Archbishop of Dublin, Thomas Cusake, and others. — 
July 16, 31°. 

3. Surrender by Henry Duffe, abbot, with the consent of the 
convent, of the abbey of St. Thomas the Martyr, near Dublin, 
with all its possessions in Dublin, and elsewhere in Ireland. — July 

Membrane 2. 

4. Acknowled^rment of the surrender by the Abbot and convent 
before Robert Cowley and others. — July 25, 31°. 

Membrane 3. 

5. Surrender by Thomas Poswyk, Prior, with the consent of the 
convent, of the hospital of St. John the Baiiti.-^t, of Naa.«, with all 
its posscs-sioiis in the county of Kildare, and elsewhere in Ireland. — 
July 26, 31°. 

6. Acknowledgment of the surrender by the Prior and con- 
vent — July 26, 31°. 

7. Surrender by Richard Contour, Abbot, with the consent of the 
convent, of the Abbey of the B. V. Mary, of Mellyfont, in the county 
of Louth, with all its possessions in the counties of Louth, Meath, 
Dublin, Kildare, and Carlow, and elsewhere in Ireland. — July 23, 

Membrane 4. 

8. Acknowledgment of the surrender by the Abbot and convent. 
—July 23, 31°. 

9. Surrender by Thomas Wafre, Abbot, with the consent of the 
convent, of the Abbey of the B. V. Mary, of Navan, in Meath 
county, with all its posscs-sions in the counties of Meath, Louth, 
Dublin, Kildare, and Carlow, and elsewhere in Ireland. — July 19, 
3i°- 

10. Acknowledgment of the surrender by the Abbot and con- 
vent. — July 19, 31°. 

1 1. Surrender by Mary Cusake, Prioress, with the consent of the 
convent, of the j)riory of the Holy Trinity, of Lii.sniullyng, in Meiitli 
county, with all it« posHessions in the county of Meath, and else- 
where in Ireland. — June 15, 31°. 

13, Acknowledgment of the surrender by the I'riorcKs !ind rein- 
vent. — Juiu 15,31°. 



I539-4I-] CHA^'CERY, IRELAND. 57 

Membrane 5. 30. 31, 31 

„ . . , , , , Hen. VIII. 

13. Surrender by Lawreuce u hyte, Prior, with the consent of the 

convent, of the priory of St. John the Baptist of Newtouii, near 
Trvin, in the couaty of Meath, with all its possessions in the couutj' 
of Meath, and elsewhere in Ireland. — July 16, 31°. 

14. Surrender by Cornelius Duff, Prior, with the consent of tlie 
convent, of the monastery of St. John the Baptist near Kells, in the 
county of Meath. — -July 24, 31°. 

15. Surrender by Geoffrey, the Abbot, of the house of the B. Mary 
of Trynij in the county of Meath. — May 15, 31°. 

16. Surrender by WiUiani Nugent, Prior, with the consent of the 
convent, of the monastery of Sts. Taurin and Feghin of Fower, in 
the county of Meath. — Xov. 27, 31°. 

17. Surrender by John Petit, Prior, with the consent of the con- 
vent, of the priory of the B. V. Mary, of Molingare, in the county 
of Meath.— xVov. 28, 31°. 

18. Surrender bj' Edmund, Bishop of Kilmore, Commander or 
Prior, with the con.sent of the convent, of the house of the B. V. 
Mary of Tristernaghe, otherwise Kilbiskey, in the county of Meath. 
—Xov. 30, 31°. 

19. Surrender by Richard Plunket, Abbot, with the consent of 
tlie convent, of the abbey of the B. V. Mary, of Kenlys, in the 
county of Meath. — Xov. 18, 31°. 

20. Surrender by Thomas Everarde, Prior, with the consent of 
the convent, of the hospital of St. John, outside the New Gate, 
Dublin. — Feb. 22, 30°. 

21. Surrender by William Landey, Abbot, with the consent of the 
convent, of the monastery of the B. V. Mary, near Dublin — Oct. 28, 
31°. 

22. Surrender by Sir John Rawson, knight, Prior, with the con- 
sent of the convent, of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. — Xov. 



23. Surrender by John Willy,. Prior, with the consent of the con- 
vent, of the monastery of the B. V. Mary, of Louth. — Xov. 20, 31°. 

24. Surrender by Patrick Galtrj'ra, Prior, with the consent of 
the conveut, of the hospital of St. Leonard, of Dundalk. — Xov. 23, 
31°. 



58 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, Ci539-4t- 

30-31.31 25- Siirrenil(M- by Tlioni;is Dawc, Prior, witli tlic consent of the 
11(11. VIII. convent, of the ho.spit:il of St. John the BajHist, of Drogheda, on tho 
Meath side Jidy 26, 31°. 

Membrane 6. 

26. Surrender liy Jolin Carroll, Ahbot, with the consent of the 
convent, of tho liouse of St. Peter, of Cnocke, in the comity of Louth. 
—Nov. 25, 31°. 

27. Surrender by Robert Wesley, Prior, with the consent of tho 
convent, of the monastery of the B. V, Mary, of Connull, in tlio 
county of Kildarc. — April, 23, 32°. 

28. Surrender by Edmund Powcrc, Prior, with the consent of the 
convent, of the priory of St. Katherine, near WaterforJ. — Oct. 6, 
31°. 

29. Surrender by Oliver Grace, Abbot, with the con.sont of the 
convent, of tho abbey of the B. V. Mary, of Jcreijount, in the county 
of Kilkenny. — Mar. 18, 31°. 

30. Surrender by Nicholas Tobcn, Prior, with the consent of the 
convent, of tho priory of the B. V. Mary, of Kcnlys, in the county 
of Kilkenny. — Apj'il 18, 31°. 

31. Surrender by Richard Cantwell, Prior, with the consent of the 
convent, of the priory of St. John the Evangelist, of Kilkenny. — 
Mar. 19, 31°. 

32. Surrender by Milo, Bishop of Ossory, Commander, with the 
consent of the convent, of the ]iriory of St. Colunib, of Enestioke, 
in the county of Kilkenny. — Mar. 20, 31°. 

33. Surrender by John Ileigharnc, Prior, with tho consent of the 
convent, of the priory of the apostles Peter and Paul, of Selskcr, in 
the county of Wexford. — Mar. 23, 31°. 

34. Surrender liy Isabella Mothinp:, Abbess, with tho consent of 
the convent, of the abbey of St. Kilkin, of Kiikillen, in the county 
of Kilkenny. — April 1 1, 31°. 

35. Surrender by Patrick Stacboll, Abbot, with the con.wnt of 
the convent, of the abbey of the IJ. V. ilary, of the Rock of Caslicl, 
in the county of Tippeniry. — April 6, 31°. 

36. Surrender by James Bntlor, Abbot, with the consent of tho 
convent, of the abbey of tiio B. V. Mary, of Eiiy.s.slawiiaL;li, in the 
county of 'J"iji])crary. — April 6, 31°. 



I539-4I-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 59 

37. Surrender by Eilmund Powcre, Abbot, with the consent of 30,31,31 
the convent, of tlie abbey of Saints Coan and Brogan, of Mothill, in Hcu. VIII. 
the county of WaterforJ. — April 7, 31°. 

38. Surrender by Thomas Shortall, Abbot, with the consent of 
the convent, of the abbey of the B. V. Mary, of Kilcowle, in county 
Kilkenny. — April 8, 31°. 

39. Surrender by Edmund O'Lonyrgane, Prior, with the consent 
of the convent, of the priory of the B. V. Mary, of Cahir, in the 
county of Tipperary. — Ajiril 10, 31°. 

40. Surrender by Joan Powere, Prioress, with the consent of tlie 
convent of the priory of St. Bridget, of Molaghe, in county Tip- 
perary April II, 31°. 

MemhraTie 7. 

41. Surrender by Alison White, Prioress, with the consent of the 
convent, of the priory of the B. V. Mary, of Gracedieu, in county 
Dtililin, with all its possessions in the counties of Dublin, Meath, 
Louth, Kildare, and elsewhere in Ireland. — Oct. 28, 31°. 



P.iTENT Roll, 31, 32, 33, 35 Henky VIIL— 1540-44. 31, 32, 33, 

35 
Memhrane i. Hei^VIII. 

T. Pension of £42 Ir. to Henry DufTe, late Abbot of the monastery 
of St. Thomas the Martyr, near Dublin, p.ayalile out of the tithes 
of the rectories of Grenoke, Kilsalchan, Cbapelmydwaie, Ballybyn, 
Trewet, Donamore near Grenoke, Ratouth, and Dunsaghlen, with 
clause of distress. — Sept. 10, 31°. 

2. Pension of £40 Ir. to Richard Contour, late Abbot of the 
monastery of Melyfount, payable out of the parishes of Knockmohan, 
Donowre, and Monkeuewton, with clause of distress. — Sept. 10, 31°. 

3. Pension of £10 to James Cottrell, late Abbot of the monas- 
tery of St. Thomas the JIartyr, near Dublin. — Sept. lo, 31°. 

4. Pension of £15 to Geoffry Dardice, late Abbot of the monastery 
of B. Mary, of Tryme; payable out of the tithes of the rectories 
of Kildalke, Wodtowne, Granges, Crerorke, Ladyrathe, Rocheston, 
Freifan, and Ringerston, with clause of distress. — Sept. 10, 31°. 

5. Pension of £9 Ir. to Thomas Possike, late Prior of the hos- 
pital of St. John the Baptist, of Naas ; and 40s. to Lawrence Byrley, 



6o PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i540-44- 

31, ji. 33, one of the friars of tlic same late hospital ; payahle out of the rents 
35 and ])rolits of the church and rectory of WhitcchurcUc, in the 
Hen. VIII. county of Kihlarc.— -li'jr. 23, 31°. 

6. Pension to John Byrrell, late parson of Mellifount, €3 6>. 8(/. ; 
to Thomas Bajrot, £4 ; to Peter liewe, 40s ; to Thomas Aleii, 
53«. 4(f. ; to John Prowte, 40s. ; to William Norreis, 40s. ; to Kohcrt 
Nanjjle, 40s. ; to Patrick Contour, 53s. ^d. ; to William Veldon, 
^£3 6s. 81I. ; to Patrick Lawles, 40s. : to John Ball, 40s. ; to Clement 
Eartholoniewe, 20s. ; and to Phelini O'Neill, 20s. ; i)ayahle out of 
the rents and lands of the parishes of Knokamowan, Donower, and 
Montnewton. — Jtili/ 26, 31°. 

7. Appointment of Richard Cantwell, late Prior of the hn.spital 
of St. John, of Kilkenny, curate and chaplain of the ]iarisli church 
of St. John the Evangelist, of Kilkenny, with the third part of 
the chundi, rectory, or cliai)el ; and a third ]iart of all the tithes 
appertaiuin;^ thereto, with a house and garden in Kilkenny. — 
April 8, 32°. 

8. Pension of 5 marks to Robert Shortall, late Prior of the 
monastery of Fertnekeraghe ; payable out of the possessions of the 
late priory. — Auff. 31, 32°. 

9. Pension of 53s. 46?. to John Brace, late Prior of St. Tliomas*- 
court, near Dublin ; 40.<. to John Butler, late parson of the convent 
of the ."iame; aiid .£5 to Patrick Clyncher, late clerk of the organ of 
the s.ame late abbey ; payable out of the rectories of Grcnoke, Kil- 
ealchan, Cheppelmydway, Balleb3'n, Trcwet, Donaniorc near tirc- 
noke, Raiho .... Dunsaghlen, and Lucan. — Sept. 10, 31°. 

10. Pension of £5 to Nicholas Corbally, late Prior of the B. V. 
Mary, do Urso, near Droghcda, payable out of the possessions of 
the late house in JDrogheda and Killaneir. — Mar. 10, 31°. 

11. Pension of £10 to Richard Plunket, late Abbot of the ahlicy 
of Kcnies, in Meath county ; 20.«. to Henry AVhvte ; and 20.<. to 
J(din Kouc ; payalile out of the church and rectory of Killeagh, 
in same couuty. — Jan. 20, 31°. 

Memlirane 2. 

12. Pension of .£'4 to Egiilia Wale, lato Ablipps of the monastery 
of Gmne ; payable out of the issues and profits of the late moiiastorv. 
—No date. 

13. Pension of 33*. 4^/. to Walter Doco, late parson of the con- 
vent of Fower ; and 33<. 4^/. to Kirhanl Ilereforde, of the same; 
I'ayublc out of the possessions of the late mona-stcry. — Xo date. 



1540-44] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 61 

14. Pension of 4 marks to Thady M'Gyllcrnowe, late Prior of the 31, 32, 33, 
abbey of Graiiarde ; 13s. 4c/. to Thomas Offerall ; 13s. ^d. to Eugeuius 3S 
M'Gyllernewe; 13s. 4'/. to ilaurice Ohirraghty ; 13s. 4</. to Fergall Hen. VIII. 
Crossan ; and 13s. ^cl. to Couaght M"(jryllananewe ; payable out of 

the church and rectory of Strade Ynybrecray — A^o date. 

15. Pension of 20s. to John Brytte, late parson of ihe convent 
of Kilcowle ; payable out of the possessions of the abbey — No date. 

16. Pension of £3 6s. 8d. to Edward Lonor<;an, late Prior of 
Cabyr, in the county of Tipperary ; payable out of the possessions 
of the priory there So date. 

17. Pension of 265. 8rf. to Margaret Ilabarde, late Prioress of 
the monastery of Termoufegheu ; and 13s. Si/, to Anne Gaydon ; 
payable out of all the messuages and lands in Termonfegben and Cal- 
iaghestou. — Xo date. 

18. Pension of £20 to Edward Powere, late Prior of the house of 
St. Katberine, near Waterford ; payable out of the churches of Kar- 
ricke, Kylcolme, and Killouran. — April 26, 32°. 

19. Pension of £50 to William Nugent, late Prior of Power; 
payable out of all the messuages and lands in Milcasiell, and Gyl- 
bardeston, and the churches and rectories of Lykblay, Mayne, and 
Faghle. — So date. 

20. Pension of 40s. to Walter Esmond, late parson of the convent 
of the late monastery of the B. Mary, near Dublin ; payable out of 
the messuages and lands in Drysshoke, in St. Glanoke's parish, near 
Dublin. — March, 10. 

21. Pensions of 26s. 8'?. to Edward Mnldony, late parson of the 
convent of the house of St, Katberine, near Waterford; and 26s. 8d. 
to John Oonnowe ; payable out of certain messuages in Waterford, 
and the suburbs, Priorton, Blakerath, and Cloumell, in the couuty of 
Tipperary, and out of tlie churches, rectories, or chapels of St. 
Nicholas and Killowran, with the appurtenances, which were parcel 
of the possessions of the said late house. — Ai»'il 17, 31°. 

22. Pension of £5 to Katberine Mothing, late Abbess of Kil- 
killen ; ])ayable out of all the messuages and lands of Kilkillen, 
Newrath, Roberteston, Graungdrancan, and Rathkillen, and out of 
the churches, rectories, or chapels of Kilkillen, and Rathpatricke, in 
the county of Kilkenny Ajn-il 15, 31°. 

23. Pension of 40s. to Elieia Gaal, late Abbess of the convent of 
the abbey of Kilkillen ; 40s. to Egidia Fitz-John ; 46s. 8d. to Anas- 
tacia Cantwell ; 40*. to Anne Clerc ; and 53s ^d. to Elieia Butler; 
payable out of the possessions of the house. — Api-il 18, 31°. 



3' 
Hen. 



62 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i540-44- 

- 32, 33> 24. Pension of 53s. ^d. to Ricliaril Wliyto, lute jiarson of the con- 

3J vpnt of the house of St. Katheriuo, near Waterfonl ; and 53.S. 41I. to 

;n. VIII. J>i,iiip Moran ; payable out of tho church of Dungarvan in O.ssory 



diocese. — March 20, 31 

25. Pension of 40s. to James Grace, late parson of the convent 
of Jorepount ; i)ayalile out of the lands of Jercpount, Ballylynch, 
Kilgreilan, and Bounbill, and out of the churches of Jerei)ont and 
Blanclicllestou. — April 28, 3-'°. 

26. Poiision of 405. to William Cahyll, of Inyslawnagh ; 40.*. to 
Matliew Cahyll; 20s. to Maurice Kcry ; ant] 20.S. to Edward Cahyll ; 
payable out of the lands of Inyshlawnai^di, GrauL', Balliorclcy, Kil- 
malasse, and Grauugehorwey, in the county of Tippcrary. — April 
10, 3i°- 

27. Pension of £20 to Mile, Bishop of Ossory ; payable out of tho 
manor of Enestioke, and the cluuchcs of Euestioke, Uossyuian, Kilbe- 
coke, Thomaston, and Colunikille. — Mar. 20, 31°. 

28. Pension of 4s. to David Bosslior, of Enestioke; payable out of 
the church of Dunkytt. — April 27, 32°. 

29. Pension of 40s. to James Barron; and 40s. to David . . . 
payable out of Duidiitte, Aghtcartc, and Saint Michaels, in tho 
county of Kilkenny. — Api-il 27, 31°. 

30. Pension of .£10 to Oliver Grace, late Abbot of Jerepont ; pay- 
able out of the possessions of the dissolved house. — April 28, 31°. 

31. Pension of £4 to Patrick Stackboll, late Abbot of the Rock of 
Cashcl ; payable out of the possessions of the dissolved house. — Ajiril 
4, 31°. 

32. Pension of 40s. to Patrick Bronan ; 40s. to Nicliolas Flynnc ; 
40s. to Richard Croke ; and 40s. to Thomas Croke ; p.ayable out of 
lieroditaments in Wolgrange and Bawon, and the church of Rowyr, 
in Kilkenny county. — April 28, 32°. 

33. Pension of io6s. 8d. to James Butler, late Abbot of Eneslaw- 
uagh ; payable out of the possessions of the abbey. — April 30, 32°. 

34. Pensions of 40s. to Thomas Marshal; 40.';. to Robert Purcell ; 
and 40*. to Robert Rothe ; ])ayablo out of the possessions in Kil- 
kenny, and tho churches of Claraght and St. John the Evangelist, 
of Kilkenny. — April 28, 32°. 

35. Pension of 40s. to James Byctou. — April 28, 31°. 



1540-44] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 63 

36. Pension of 13.S. 4fl. to Denis O'JIiilrian, late parson of Caliyi'; 31, 32, 33, 
and 13s. 4d. to Jobn Douati ; payable out of the possessions of the 35 
priory April 6, 31°. Hcn^JII. 

37. Pension of 40s. to Eilward Laghnan, late parson of the con- 
vent of Kenles ; and 26s. 8(Z. to Nicliolas Laliy ; payable out of all 
the possessions in Kenles. — April 20, 31°. 

Mernbi'ane 3. 

38. Pension of £5 to Thomas Shortall, late Abbot of Killcoull ; 
payable out of all the possessions there. — April 18, 31°. 

39. Pension of 40s. to John Colodan, late parson of the convent 
of Kilcoule. — May 2, 32°. 

40. Pension of 53s. 4^. to Richard Lawles, late parson of the 
convent of the priory of Selsker ; 5 marks to John Flemynge ; and 
40s. to Patrick Masou ; payalile out of the manor of Ballireyly, and 
the churches of Kilmaghrie and Killcan. — A^Ji it 16, 31°. 

41. Pension of £4 to Thomas Tute, late Prior of Loughsewdy ; pay- 
able out of the churches of Mymore and Clonkyshe. — May 28, 33°. 

43. Pension of 40s. to Genet Barnewell; 40s. to Alison Eustace; 
and 40s. to Anue Veldon ; payable out of Lesniullen, Powderlagh, 
Belgray, and Balmakarnan, in Meath county. — Mar. 20, 31°. 

43 Pension of £6 to Alison Whyte, late Prioress of Gracediewe; 
payable out of Gracediew, Luske, Donganston, Iryshton, and the 
churches of Portrane, Westpeleston, and Balmadon. — Mar. 10, 31°. 

44. Pension of £3 6s. 8cZ. to William Cottrell, late parson of the 
convent of the monastery of the B. Mary, near Dublin ; payable 
out of Robockeswalles. — Jan. 20, 31°. 

45. Pension of £50 to William Lawndey, late Abbot of the 
monastery of the B. Mary, near Dublin ; payable out of the manors 
of Ballibaghill and Portemarnoke, and the churches of Ballybaghil 
and Portemarnoke — Mar. 13, 31°. 

46. Pension of £3 6s. 8(7. to Henry Veyseu, late parson of the 
convent of the monastery of the B. Mary, near Dublin ; 53s. 4tZ. to 
James Barret ; 40.J. to Patrick Bennet ; 53s. 4c/. to John Festan ; 
40s. to Seth Pecoke ; and 53s. ^d. to John Barret ; payable out of 
lands in the Grange of Balgeth, New-Grange, otherwise Ballichelin, 
and Galroweston, in the county of Dublin, and out of the churches 
of Killen and Scryne, in the county of Meath. — Mar. 10, 31°. 

47. Pension of 40s. to Thomas Walsche, late of the monastery 
aforesaid ; 40s. to John Tyrrell ; 40s. to John Whytrell ; 405. to 



64 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i540-44- 

3'i3ii33- William Ley; 40.<t. to 'William AValsdic ; 40s. to Robert LyJc ; and 
35 40«. to Wiliiain Logliau, jiayaUc out of liercMlitamcnts iii iMoiragh, 
Hen. VIII. j,j ti,g parishes of Wespelleston and Kilkerayli, the (jraiige of 
Clonlif and the church of Sauntref. — March 10, 31°. 

48. Pension of £15 to Thomas Wafre, late AWiot of Novan ; 
.£3 6s. 8d. to Thomas Cahyll ; 26*. 8c/. to Thomas Folaue ; 206'. to 
Jubii Bctaffh ; and 36s. 8c/. to William Orche ; ])ayablo out of the 
cliurclios of Novan and Smermore, and hereditaments in Smerniorc 
and Ilorleston. — Jt{li/ 21, 31°. 

49. Pension of 40'. to Walter Blake, late parson of the convent 
of Oonnall ; 406'. to Hugh Doyne ; 26s. 8c/. to Philip Blake ; 26s. 8c?. 
to Patrick Kocheforde ; 20s. to Patrick Newell ; 20s. to Patrick 
More; and 20s. to Nicholas Doyne; payable out of the church of 
Carbre. — jl/((y 13, 32°. 

50. Pension of £15 to Geffrey Dardyco, late Abbot of the monas- 
tery of tiie B. Mary, of Trym ; 26s. 8</. to William Harte ; 26s. Sd. 
to John Ashe; 20s. to Walter Caddell ; 26s. 8(/. to Robert Lawrence ; 
204. to Patrick Smert ; 20s. to Patrick Fynglass; 20s. to David 
Yong ; and 26^. to Dorainick Longe ; payable out of the revenues 
and profits of Kyldalke, Wodtowne, Lc Grange, Crei'oke, Ladicrath, 
Rocheston, Fresan, and Ryngerston. — Jul// 20, 31°. 

51. Pension of £10 to Lawrence Whyte, late Prior of St. John, 
of Newton, near Trym ; and 26«. 8(/. to Patrick Dongau ; ]ia}'ablo 
out of the j)rolits of the rectory of Fynnowr and Tollanaghoge. — 
Jw/y 18, 31°. 

52. Pension of 50s. to Margaret Coscrowe, late of Qracediewo ; 
SOS. to Thomasino Dermyne ; 505. to Katlierine Eustace ; and 50,9. 
to Alison Fitz-Symond ; jKiyablc out of the possessions in Gracediou, 
Luske, Donganeston, Iryshtou, and out of the rectories of Port- 
rarue, Wasi)ellcston, and Balmadou, in Dublin county. — Mm: 20, 31°. 

53. Pension of £6 to Margaret Sylke, late Abbess of Odder ; 
40s. to Margery Mapo ; and 40*. to Joan Tanscy ; payable out of 
liereilitaments in Odder. — Mar. i, 31°. 

54. Pension of 26«. 8c/. to Matilda Ilancoke; i)ayable out of the 
possessions in Odiler and the rectory of Odder Jan. 20, 31°. 

55. Pension of £26 13.1. 4c/. to Edward Nugent, Bishop of Kyl- 

moro ; jayable out of the ])ossession« in T<'m))b'foraue, Grange, the 
Abbayton, and Mylforane, in tho county of Mealh, ami out of the 
rectories of Lcyu, Lackyn, and Sonuaghe. — Mar. 29, 31°. 

r/). Pension of 26.1. H,/. to Walter Tuyto ; 26,'!. 8</. to OeofTrey 
llyll ; 26s. ad. to Uoruelius Note ; 26*. Hd. to Patrick Note ; and 



I540-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 65 

26«. Sd. to Thomas Barnewall ; payable out of lanils in Karsjiston, 31.32,33, 
Mowmton, ShyfTyn, aud Ratbcorbally, in Meath county. — Mar. 20, ^-5 
2lO_ Hen. VIII. 

,57. Pon.sion of £3 to Thomas, late Prior of St. John, near 
Drogheda ; payable out of lands in Priorton aud Killartre, iu the 
county of Louth. — Ufar. 10, 31°. 

58. Pension of £3 to John Carroll, late Abbot of Knoke ; and 
26s. 8d. to Henry Lucoke; payable out of the possessions of the late 
abbey. — Mar. 10, 31°. 

59. Pension of £13 6s. 8d. to Robert Wclesly ; payable out of 
the churches of Ratherne, Killini, and Carbre. — May 12, 32°. 

60. Pension of i;20 to John Petyte, late Prior of the monastery 
of the B. Mary, of Molyng;ir; payable out of the po.s.sessions in 
Slewyn and Grange, and out of the rectories of Dounboyuo and 
Vastina. — Mai/ 7, 32°. 

61. Pensions of 40s. to John Kelly ; 26s. 8d. to Thomas Relyng; 
and 26s. 8d. to Thomas Ledwydche ; payable out of the possessions 
in Dounboyne, in the county of Meath Mai: 20, 31°. 

Membrane 4. 

62. Pensions of £4 to Cornelius Dufle, late Prior of the Ho.?pital 
of Kenle.s, in the county of Meath ; and 20s. to Thomas Oorregan ; 
payable out of the profits of the rectories of Stonehall and Trystel- 
keran. — Jidy 28, 31°. 

63. Pension of £25 4s. "jd. to Nicholas Plunk-et, late Preceptor 
of Killerge, in the county of Carlow ; payable out of the possessions 
of that preceptory Juli/ 9, 33°. 

64. Pension of £28 17s. 8d. to Eneas O'Hernan, late Preceptor 
of Any ; payable out of the possessions of the preceptory. — June 
3°, 33°- 

65. Pension of £16 13s. ^d. to John Walyngton, late Preceptor 
of Tullie ; payable out of the possessions of the preceptory. — Juli/ 
14, 33°. 

66. Pension of £18 to William Ketyng, late Preceptor of Kil- 
clogan and Ballikeioke ; payable out of the possessions of the pre- 
ceptory.— J"i(iv/ 18, 33°. 

67. Pension of £6 13s. 4d. to Gerald Ketyng, late Parson of 
Kilmainham ; payable out of the possessions in Kylmaynan Wodde, 
in the county of Meath. — Sept. 6, 33°. 

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66 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1540-4- 

3«.3ii33- 68. Pension of 53s. 4(/. to Nicholas Casey, late Parson of the 

35 Convent of Thomas Court, near Dublin; 53s. 41!. to William Owen ; 

Hen. VIII. 22.,_ ^j_ [q Nicholas Wogan; and 53."!. ^d. to John Quyne; out of 

the rents of Loxlcp, Confee, and Wogliterard, in the county of Kil- 

dare. — Oct. 12, 32°. 

69. Pensions of 53s. 4f/. to John Rochforde, late of Thomas 
Court; 53s. 4(1. to Thomas Browne; and 53s. 4(1. to Tlmmas Sars- 
well ; payable out of the possessions in Letercor and Kilmorre. — 
Oct. 12, 33°. 

70. Onler by the Lords of the Council, for a pension of 40s. to 
Robert Boody, clerk, late Warden of the Grey Fiiars of Drogheda, 
" in respect of his impotoncy, being blind and not able to get his 
living." Signed by Ant'. St. Lcger, Deputy ; John Allene, Chan- 
cellor; George Dublin; Gerald Aylmer, Justice; James Bathe, 
Baron ; John Travers ; Thomas Cusake, Master of the Rolls ; Ed- 
ward Bassnett, Dean ; Thomas Houthc, Justice — Jati. 5, 35°. 

32, 33 Patent Roll, 32, 3^ IIkkuy YlII — 1541-2. 

Hen. A'lll. ,, , 

Membrane 1. 

1. Gr.mt of the office of Deputy of Ireland to Sir Anthou}' Seynt- 
leger, knight, one of the Gentlemen of the King's Privy Chamber; 
during pleasure. — Jiili/ 7, 32°. 

Membrane 2. 

2. On tiic 25th July, 23° of tijc King, the Lord Deputy took the 
oath of otiicc in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dublin, before 
John Alen, Chancellor, and the Lords of the Council, faithfully to 
maintain and defend the laws of God and the Christian faith, to 
observe the usages, rights, ceremonies, and liberties of Holy Church, 
give faithful counsel for the King's pcoi)lo, and keep the King's 
couDseL 

3. On the 18th May, 2nd E. VL, the Honourable Sir Edward 
Bellingham, knight, one of the Gentlemen of the King'sPrivy Cham- 
ber, arrived at Dalky, in the county of Dublin, and having on 
the ne.xt Monday, the morrow of Pentecost, in the cathedral church 
of the Holy Trinity, produced letters patent appointing him the 
King's Deputy, he was sworn in the usual form. 

4. Presentation of Hugh Doyne, clerk, to the perpetual vicarage 
of St. Fintani, of Clonenaghe, in the diocese of Leighlin, vacant, and 
belonging "legitime" to the King's presentation Aiuj. 17, 32°. 

5. On the same day, the said Hugh personally a]i|ieared and sur- 
rendered a yearly j)ension of 4O8. granted to him by the King, as 
one of the " religicux" of the late monastery of the B. V, Mary, of 
CoDuall. 



1541-^] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 6^ 

6. Appointment of William Hygliara, one of the King's yeomen 32, a 
of tlie imperial crown, to the office of Sergeant or Bailiff of the county Hen. Vill. 
of Kildare; for life Sept. 9, 22°. 

7. Appointment of John Alen, esq., and Thomas Alen, gent., to the 
offices of Constable ami Keeper of the King's Castle of Maynoth, in 
the county of KilJare, seneschal of the court, surveyor and keeper 
of the manor or lordship of Maynoth and Maynothesley, and of the 
woods and forests there ; and keeper and ranger of the park of 
Maynoth; To hold for life, with a salary of £10 a-year, and the 
right of depasture in the park. — Oct. i, 32°. 

8. Appointment of David Condowne, chaplain, to the office of War- 
den of the College of the B. V. Mary, of YoughuU, vacant by the death 
of Peter Walshe, and belonging to the King's gift. — Sept. 14, 32°. 

9. The King's mandate to the Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, for the 
induction of David Condowne, Warden of the College of Youghull, 
vacant by the death of Peter Walsh — Sept. 15, 32°. 

10. Grant of English liberty to William Dickson, of Brangan- 
eston, yeoman. — For a fine of 6s. 8d. — Oct. 25, 32°. 

Membrane 3. 

11. Grant of English liberty to Edward Dickson, of Brangan- 
eston, yeoman. — For a fine of 6s, 8cZ. — Oct. 25, 32°. 

12. Grant of English liberty to David M'Morishe Finyne. — For 
a fine of 6s. 9,d. — Aug. 24, 32°. 

13. Pardon of John Davenport, of Trim, gent., son of John 
Davenport, of Davenport, in England. — Oct. 24, 32°. 

14. Grant to Sir Patrick White, knight, of the office of Second 
Baron of tlie Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure, with a salary 

of 20 marks. — No date. 

15. Grant of the office of Chief Engrosser of the Exchequer to 
Walter Hussey and John Eyan ; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

16. Grant of the office of Summonister of the Exchequer, to 
Walter Goldynge, of the Grange of Portmarnoke, junior, gent. ; To 
hold during pleasure. — No date. 

17. Grant of the office of Usher of the Exchequer to John Parker ; 
To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

f2 



68 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1541-42. 

32,33 18. Grant of tbeofBcc of Transcriber of tlie Exchequer to Nicholas 

Hen. VIII. Stanly, gent. ; To hold during pleasure. — May 21, 33°. 

Menihrrtne 4. 

19. Grant of the ollice of Clerk of the Pleas of the Exchequer to 

Walter Brinynghani and Nicholas Fannyng; To hold during pleasure. 
—Dec. 27, 32°. 

20. Grant of the office of Second Rememhrancer of the Exchequer 
to Patrick Mole ; To hold during pleasure. — May 20, 33°. 

21. Grant of English liberty to Derniot O'Donyll, horseman. — 
For a fine of 6«. id.— Oct. 25, 32°. 

22. Grant of English liberty to Yrull de Hoogcn, clerk, of tho 
Irish nation. — Oct. 26, 32°. 

Memhrane 5. 

23. Presentation of Denis O'Ferall, clerk, to the perpetual vicar- 
age of the parisli church of Killoo, in the diocose of Ardagli, duly 
vacant, and belonging to the King's presentation "plcnojure." — 
-^wfi'- 25. 33°- 

24. Presentation of Henry O'Sulecan, chaplain, to the perpetual 
vicarage of Clougese, in the diocese of Ardagh, vacant by the death 
of Terence O'Fei-all, and belonging to the King's presentation "pleno 
jure."— /l»if. 26, 33°. 

25. Presentation of Connagh Contan O'MoUoye, .scholar, to the 
perpetual vicarage of St. Colnian, of Loynguallic, in the diocese 
of Mcath, vacant, and belonging "legitime" to tlie King's j)rcsenta- 
tion. — Aug. 29, 33°. 

26. Presentation of Donald M'Morgho, chaphain, to the rectory 
of Kyltclyn, otherwise Balncrourt, in tlie diocese of Ferns, vacant 
by tlie death of Donald Bolgcir, the late incumbent, and belonging 
"legitime" to the King's presentation. — Sept. 20, ^t^°. 

27. Grant of English lilierty to Joan O'KvHv, otherwise Joan 
Ynyn William Mac Gylpatricke, of Lysdowny, in the county of Kil- 
kenny, widow For a fine of 6s. 8rf. — Nov. 3, 33°. 

28. Grant of Engli.sli liberty to William M'Kceghau, clerk. — 
For a fine of 6». 8(/. — Nov. 3, 32°. 

29. Grant of En;;lish liberty to Edmund O'Brenc, gent., son of 
Thady U'Brene, of Kyllheymou. — Nov. 14, 32°. 



I34I-3.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 69 

30. Panlou of Ailam Eoclie, of Bullyljane, in the county of Wex- 32, 33 
ford, gent., Watox Roche and James lluche, footmen, son.s of said Hen. VIII. 

Adam, Thomas Ketaghe Furlonge, of Ramisgrange, in said county, 

horseman, Anastacia Lafian, wife of said Thomas, Thomas Hore of 

Polle, in the same county, footman, Edward Ketaghe Roche, son of 
William Roche, of Poll, in the same county, footman, and John 
Roche, of Whiteston, in the same county, horseman. — For a fine of 
£4 los. Ir. — Jan. 13, 32°. 

' j\Iemhrane 6. 

31. Pardon of William Furlong, of Ci'outon, in the county of 
Wexford, horseman, Philip, Nicholas, and John Furlong, sons of said 
William, footmen, Mayas Furlong, of Davieston, hoisemau, Thomas 
Furlong, of Bulganriagh, horseman, and Thomas, Ilenrv, John, and 
James Furlong, of the same county, footmen, sons of Patrick Fur- 
long. — For a liue of £5. — Jan. 13, 32°. 

32. Pardon of John FitzMorishe Hcyvoclce, of Kylniahallocke, in 
the county of Limerick, footman, otherwise called John Caynocke, 
of Greete Wode, in the county of Cork, miller. — Jan. 20, 32°. 

33. Pardon of Doininick White, Mayor of the city of Limerick, 
otherwise called Dominick the Merchant, David Creagh and James 
Lostc, bailiffs and merchants of the same city, Nicholas Striehe, David 
White, Thomas Yong, James Harholde, Patrick Fanuyng, Stephen 
Creaghe, John Arthure, Edward Sexten, Bartholomew Striehe, 
Nicholas Coniyn, William Fannyg, Robert Lewes, Leonard Creaghe, 
citizens and merchants, Katlierine Arthure, wife of Edward Sexten, 
Edward Molan, husbandman, otherwise called Edward Molau of 
Limerick, fisher, and Stephen Harholde, chaplain, otherwise called 
Stephen the treasurer of the church of the B. Mary, of Limerick. — 
Jan. 24, 32°. 

34. Pardon of Oweu Keynan, of Capjiervarget, near Ratliehangan, 
in the county of Kildare, harper, otherwise called Owen Keynan, 
servant of Gerald, late Earl of Kildare, otherwise Owen the Rhymer," 
otherwise Owen Keynau the poet, otherwise Owen Keynan Keyeghe, 
the blind bard ; and Cornelius Keynan, of Cappervarget, harper, 
otherwise called Cornelius Keynan, son of Owen Keynan Keyeghe, 
otherwise Cornelius the bard. — Jan. 27, 32°. 

35. Grant of Engli.sh liberty to Cornelius O'Mulrian, otherwise 
Cornell Ryan, husbandman. — For a fine of 6s. 8d. — Ja)i. 27, 32°. 

36. Grant of English liberty to Vinna Kevanagh, otherwise Vinie, 
daughter of Charles Kavanagh. — For a fine of 6s. 8d. — Ja7i. 27, 32°. 

» In a Parliament held at Dublin, in 1475, an Act ivas passed for seizing the 
goods of the rymers and hermits who come into the county of Kildare, and remain 
in the English land without license, and succour the Irish enemies with victuals — 
Original Statute Roll, Rolls Office. 



70 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1541--'- 

3^, 33 37- Grrant of English liberty to Katherine M'Gylpatricke, otlier- 

Ilen. VIII. wise Katherine Grace, wife of Robert Grace. — For a fine of 3s. 4^ 
Tan. 29, 32°. 



38. Pardon of Philip Pursell, of Derryleglie, and William, son of 
James Pursell, of (ilarran, in the county of Kilkenny, horsemen. — 
Jan. 29, 32°. 

39. Pardon of Richard Weysley, otherwise Wcysle, in the county 
of Kildare, gent. — Feb. 14, 32°. 

40. Livery of the possessions of Lavalin Nugent, of Braclyn, to 
Thomas Nugent, son and heir of Christopher, son of said Lavalin. 

Membrane 8. 

41. Pardon of James Kylley. — Mar. 10, ^2°. 

42. Pardon of Edward Asshebolde, Asbold, or Asshebold, of May- 
noth, in the county of Kildare, yeoman, servant of the Lord Leonard 
Gray, the late Deputy. — Alar. 24, 32°. 

43. Grant to Donough Brene, esq., of an annuity of £20 English, 
for services past, and to be rendered in future. To hold during 
good behaviour. — Mar. 20, 31°. 

44. Licence to George, Archbishop of Dublin, with the assent 
of the cli;iptors of his cathedral churches of the Holy Trinity and 
St. Patrick, Dublin, to grant to Edward Basnet, Dean of St. 
Patrick's, 7 acres in Clondnlkan, in the county ol Dublin, adjacent 
to the lands of the Dean in Denrath, on the southern, western, and 
northern sides. To hold to him and his successors Deans of St. 
Patrick's Ciiurch for ever. Rent, 2 capons at the feast of the Nar 
tivity. — Mar. 21, 32°. 

4j. Grant of English liberty to Vinna Yny Bren. — Mar. 28, 32°. 

Membrane 9. 

46. Prescntiition of Richanl Scntlcger, priest, to the vicarage of 
Dunmore, in the diocese of Os.-<ory, vacant, and belonging " pleno 
jure" to the King's presentation. — April 6, 33°. 

47. Parilon of Thomas Browne, j)rcbendary of Clone, and Walter 
Rowcetcr, rector of Tamon, in the county of Wexford, for stealing 
from Patrick Lamport, inisbaiidman, tiiree waistcoats, each wortli 
3'i., two .sliirls, each worth i6(/., and two coverlets, each worth y. ; 
and of William Uowccter, of Hrydgbargy, hor.'ioman, Piiili]) Furlong, 
of Caricliiiianan, kern, James Kotyng, of Tarseston, borscman, Uoi)ert 
Ilooro, of Harpcroston, kern, VVilliam Iloorc, of Wexford, tisher, 
William Roche, of Rocheston, kern, Nicliohui Bnindc, of Malrankan, 
korn, and James Dcwcros, of Wexford, merchant. — April 14, 32°. 



I54I-3.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 71 

48. Pardon of George Garnet, of Droghcda, morcliaut. — April 2g, 32, 33 
33°. Hen. VIII. 

49. Appointment of Nicholas Stanyliurst to the office of Clerk of 
the Parliament, with a salary of £10 a-year. — 2Iay 19, 33°. 

50. Presentation of Duhtagn O'Dignaght, clerk, to the rectory 
of Skesell in Oft'aly, in the diocese of Kildare, vacant by the death 
of Gerald Walshe, and belonging to the King's presentation " pleno 
jure."— 3/rty 21, 33°. 

Membrane 10. 

51. Pardon of Thomas Kyng, otherwise M'Ynry, of JBlakehall, 
in the county of Meath, horseman May 23, 33°. 

52. Grant of English liberty to Sawe Ny Doyn, of Bodnaneston, 
in the county of Meath, widow. — For a fine of 13s. 4c? — May 25, 33°. 

53. Pardon of Peter Walshe, of Derconnor, gent., otherwise called 
Peter Walshe, of Arnemellan, yeoman, otherwise Peter Walsche, of 
Unane, horseman or kern. — April 26, 33°. 

54. Pardon of Richard Plurste, of Poynton, in the county of 
Chester, yeoman, and in Ireland, " souldore." — May 29, 33°. 

Membrane 1 1 . 

55. Grant of English liberty to Edmund Kerulan, chaplain of 
the parish of Syddan, in the county of Meath. — For a fine of 13*. 4c/. 
Jtuw 9, 33°. 

56. Grant to Bernard M'Gyllepatricke, esq., of the title of Baron 
of Upper Ossory. — June 11, 33°. 

57. Grant to EJmond Butler, esq., of the title of Baron of Dun- 
boyne, in the county of Meath. — June 1 1, 33°. 

58. Pardon of Walter Nugent, of Balinshelot. — June 18, 33°. 

59. Pardon of Gerald Hay, of Wexford county, horseman, James 
Ketyng, of Wexford, merchant, Ed"*. Hay, John Hay, Patrick Hay, 
horsemen, Mathew Hay, husbandman, Walter Ketyng, clerk, Thomas 
Syggen, and Robert StaflPord, horsemen, of same county. — For a fine 
oiM^.—June 13, 33°. 

60. Protection granted by the Lord Deputy, and his Grace's 
nobility and council, assembled in the upper House of Parliament, 
to James Gernon, son and heir of Sir Patrick Gernon,of Gernonston, 
who was attainted of treason for adhering to Thomas Fitzgerald 



72 PATENT AND CLOSE liOLLS, [1541-2. 

32, 3j ill till" late rebellion; but it being represented to the Council that 
Hen. VIII. biiiig ilisinherited, he was constrained to go into England, and there 

entered the service of Fitzgerald, in which he coutinuod till the 

coming of the King's army into Ireland, when, for safeguard of his 
life, lie kept himself with O'Neill and other Irishmen of the 
" Bourdourcs," by rca-^on whereof he acquired a knowledge of 
O'Neil's country ; " and for as much as it standeth in doubt whether 
" O'Neil woald be at j>eace or war ; and if at war, as is thought, the 
" said James would do more good to be amongst Englishmen than 
" to continue witli O'Neill, it is agreed by the Lord Deputy and 
" Council, that he shall resort where he will until such time as it 
" shall please his Majesty to give him a pardon, and in the meantime 
" it shall be lawful for his friends and others to succour him without 
" danger of the King's laws." — June 22, 33°. 

61. Grant of English liberty for Tbady O'Ferall, of Tullaghe 
in the Annall, gent. — June 18, 33°. 

62. Grant of English liberty to Richard O'Ferall, late Abbot of 
Granard. — June 18, 33°. 

63. Grant of English liberty to Morine O'Karlowe, wife of the 
Earl of Desmond, otherwise called Morine, Countess of Desmond. — 
June 21, 33°. 

64. Grant of English liberty to Egidia Inny Mulrian, wife of 
Maurice Desmond. — . . . 28, 33°. 

65. Grant of English liberty to Eeadaghe O'More, gent. — June 
27, 33°- 

66. Pardon of Kcdaghc O'More, of Lei.x, gent. — June 28, 33°. 

67. Grant of English liberty to John O'Meare, Chief Captain of 
his nation. — June 29, 33°. 

68. Grant of English liberty to Tbady O'Karwell, of Leyinybanan, 
gent. — For a fine of 20s. — No date. 

69. Grant of English liberty to Patrick Kelly, clerk. — For a fine 
of 6a. SJ — No date. 

70. Grant of English liberty to Eueas O'llcfornane, master of 
Aney. — No dale. 

7 I. Panlon of James Pursell, of Garran, gent., and Geoffrey and 
William Pursell, his sons. — For a fine of 6s. Sd. — No date. 

72. Pardon of Eihvard Nugent, of Stonehalle, gent., otbcrwiso 
called Edward of MilcastcU, horseman, — June 30, 33°, 



1541-:;] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 73 

73. rarJon of AVilliaiii Eoclie, otherwise Etlee, Nicholas and 32, 3:5 
Philip Roche, sons of Patrick Roche, otherwise M'ne Whitty, Davit Hen. VIIl. 

Kctinir, otherwise M'ne AVliitey, son of Philip Ketyng, Walter and 

Gerahi Roche, sons of Patrick Roche, of Barrieton, and Moriertagho 

More O'Konowan, kern. — No date. 

74. Presentation of Thomas Pitz-Geralde to the rectory of the 
parish church of B. V. Mary, of Gessell in Oflaly, in the diocese of 
Kildare, vacant by the death of Gerald Whash, and belonging to 
the King's presentation, "plcno jure." — No date. 

Memhrane 14. 

75. Order by the Lord Bepnty and Council, dated June 28, the 
33rd of the King, that Donald O'Meare, the warder of the House 
of Thome in Ormond, with his "co-brethren," changing their habit 
and weeds of a canon to a secular habit, should have the name of 
Warder; as the abbey or house of canons of that name is situated 
among the "Irisherie;" and as by the dissolution of it the King 
would have little or no profit, it not being surveyed by his commis- 
sioners ; and as Donald O'Meare, the warder, was then building a 
castle there. — June 28, 33°. 

76. Order by the Lord Deputy and Council that a commission be 
directed to the Earl of Desmond, Thomas Agarde, Eneas O'Hernan, 
late master of Any, and Edmond Sextone, or any two of them, of 
■whom the said Earl shouhl be one, to take inventories of all reli- 
gioi>s houses in the counties of Cork, Kerry, Liuierick, and Desmond, 
to dissolve them, and put them in safe custody for the King's use. — 
August 24, 33°. 

77. Presentation of Lewis Kydder, clerk, to the vicarage of 
Dromysgen, in the diocese of Armagh, vacant, "certo modo," and 
belonging to the King's presentation, "pleno jure." — No date. 

78. Grant of English liberty to Conaght O'Donyll, son of Hugh, 
late Lord O'Donyll. — August 16, ^■^°. 

79. Pardon of Bernard O'Connour of Dengin, chief of his nation 

in Aphale, and Captain of Oftale -Oct. 20, 33°. Pursuant to King's 

letter dated September 24. 33°. 

Memhrane 15. 

80. Grant to Patrick Barnewall, of Feldeston, esq., the King's 
Sergeant-at-Law and Solicitor-General, of the house, site, and pre- 
cinct of the late priory, monastery, or religious house of Gracediewe, 
and the church and cemetery of the same : also the messuages, lands, 
and tenements in the towns and fields of Gracediewe, in the parish 
of Gracediewe, in Donganston, Irishton, Wymbleton, and Newton, 
in the parish of Luske, Whiteaton in the parish of Palmerston near 



74 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1541-2. 

3J, 33 Grenoke, Skydowe and Browneston in tbe parish of Swerdis, the 
Hen. VIII. Grange of Ballybaghull, Drisshoke, Woleston, Belingoston, Eath- 

stall, Mycb Mecyscouite, Lytle Meniscourte, and Brownyston, in 

the jiarish of Ballyboghull, Stiadballv in the parish of Kilsalchan, 
and Kobbockeswalls near Malabide ; all the lands which William 
Kelly had in the Grange of Ballyboghull and elsewhere within the 
Grange; all the lands which Patrick Heigharne had in Belingeston 
and Woleston, and elsewhere within the parish of Ballyboirhull ; all 
the lands and tenements which the tenants of the town of Drisshoke 
have in Drisshoke and elsewhere within the parishes of Ballybag- 
hull and Swcrdes, and 14 acres of meadow in BallybaghuU ; the 
mills in Portmarnoke ; and all those lands near Portmaruoke com- 
monly called the Grange of Portmarnoke; all in theeounty of Dublin; 
also the reversions and rents of those lands ; To hold for ever of 
the King " in capite" by knight-service, at the rent of 48s. 6d. in 
the name of one-twentieth part of the entire annual valuecfree and 
exempt from all charges, except 4s. yearly rent, and 41s. 3'early for 
ever, to be paid to the Archbishops of Dublin for synodals and pro- 
curations : the King also discharges him from payment of £148 los., 
with liberty to retain the same out of a sum of .£608 18s. ^d., which 
the said Patrick Barnewall owes the King. — Jiili/ 22, 33°. 

81-86. Entry of payment of the afore-mentioned sum of £608 
186. 4^., by instalments: the final payment made Hfpt. 29, 38°. 

87. Entry of payment of 13.?. 4(f. in the Hanaper by the afore- 
mentioned Patrick Barnewall, being the purchase money of a parcel 
of land in Stradbally, called le Bowdynges, containing by estima- 
tion I acre Dec. 13, 1° E. VI. 

Dorso. 

88. Appointment of John Alen, Chancellor, Edward Bishop of 
Meath, Janico Preston, Sir Thomas Cusake, knight, Robert Barne- 
wall, John Plunket, Robert Cowley, James Bath, (and many others 
whose names are obliterated), to be Justices of the Peace in the 
county of Meath. — Sept. 30, 32°. 

89. King's letter to Sir William Brereton, knight, the Archbishop 
of Dublin, and the Master of the Rolls, directing tliem to cause the 
effects loft by the late Lord Leonard Gray, as harness, weapons, 
implements of household, bedding, ])late, with all manner of furniture 
whatsoever, which he left behind him "in those parts," to be ap- 
praised and delivered to Sir Anthony Sentleger, knight, Gentleman 
of the King's Privy Chamber, whom he had ajipointed his Deputy 
in Ireland during pleasure. — June 24, 32°. 

Mnidirnne 2. 

90. King's letter to Sir Anthony Sentleger, knight. Lord De])uty, 
cxpreesiug satisfaction at the ))eaccful etatc of the land ; approving 



I54I-2.] CHANCERY, IKELANl). 75 

of tlie Deputy's administration; advisintr liiui of a remittance of 32, 33 
i'20o in " Jiarpe grotes"; Loping tliat in future the expenses may Hen. VIII. 

be reduced; approving bis design of constructing and repairing the 

towers and fortresses against OConnor and the Tooles ; and requir- 
ing his opinion as to the propriety of dismissing 50 footmen, as some 
advise, in lieu of the expense of the fortifications; gives directions 
concerning a parliament to be summoned on the morrow of the 
Purification next ensuing, the Lent season being a time most proper 
for holding it ; and instructions to forward the transmisses and tlie 
Acts intended to be introduced into parliament in the charge of the 
Attorney and Solicitor General or some other learned person, being 
" ripe" and instructed to answer such points as may appear doubt- 
ful or ambiguous ; and directing the Prior of Kilraaynan to be con- 
firmed in his pension of 500 marks, and to be created Viscount 
Clontorfe, with an annuity of £10; allowing to the King's trusty 
servant, Osborne Itchyngham, towanis the better execution of his 
office of Provost Marshall, the wages of 12 men hitherto retained 
by him at his own expense; and that the site of the house of St. 
Mary's Abbey be forthwith delivered to John Travers, Master of the 
Ordnance, it being a place very proper and mete to lay in ordnance 
and artillery ; to hold during his continuance in that office in Ireland, 
at the reasonable extent; and, finally, ordering an allowance of i2d. 
per day, and 10 men at the King's wages, to Mathew Kynge, towards 
the better execution of his office of clerk of the check of the army. 
— Dated at Windsor, Nov. 5, 32°; received Dec. 16, 32°. 

Membrane 3. 

91. Precept, whereby John Earl of Desmond, Lord of the liberty 
of Kerry, directs Thomas Piewagh Fowler, his treasurer of that 
liberty, to levy, in respect of the issues and profits of his assizes held 
before William Fitz-Geralde, his seneschal, at Tyrly and elsewhere 
within the liberty, from the Tuesday next after the octaves of 
the Apostles Peter and Paul, nth H. IV'., to the Saturday next 
before the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, I2tli H. IV., various 
sums, viz., from Thomas Fitz-John Fitz-Thomas, Maurice Goer, and 
Nicholas Goer, for disseisin, 6.?. 8(/., (with many others, to the num- 
ber of 200,) so that he have the money ready from day to day before 
the seneschal, on pain of forfeiture. — Witnessed hij William Fitz- 
Geralde, the seneschal at Tyrly, on the Saturday next before the feast 
of St. Thomas, 12° H. IV. 

Membrane 4. 

92. Agreement made at Castleisland, between James Fitz-Gerald, 
Earl of Desmond, Lord of the liberty of Kerry, and Patrick Fitz- 
Slorris Fitz-John, Captain of his nation, establishing peace and 
concord between them ; and that the said Patrick himself, his 
heirs, and his whole people should be thenceforth answerable to 
the said Earl and his heirs at their assizes, in respect of all charges, 



76 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1541--'- 

3*- i3 as tlic other tenants and i^ubjects of the said Earl in tlie county of 
Hen. VIII. Kerry, with many other covenants. — Witnesses, Nicholas, Bishop of 
■~~~ Artfert, Master William Stack, Archdeacon of Artfert, Henry llul- 
bert, Maurice O'Huologhan, Alan O'Lynchy, John Slabagh, and 
many others. — Dalai Tuesday next after the feast of the Annuncia- 
tion (if the n. V. Mary, 9° H. IV. 

Memhrane 5. 

93. Agreement between the Lord Thomas Fitz-James, Earl of 
Desmond, and Edmund, the son of Maurice Conclim, that although 
the said Edmund had enfeofl'ed the said Lord Thomas, his heirs and 
assigns, in his lordship of lieyston, with its rights and appurtenances, 
in the cantred of Ofl'earba, nevertheless the Lord Thoni.as wills that 
the lordshi[> may remain with Edmund and the heirs male of his 
body, by the due and accustomed service ; remainder to Maurice 
Fitz-Maurice Conclim and the heirs nuile of his body; remainder 
to the right heirs of the .said Lord Thomas : unless the said Eilmund 
or Maurice, or any of their heirs for the time being, shoidd, in de- 
fault of a lawful heir, think fit, with the consent -of the said l^ord 
Thomas or his heirs, to legitimize any illegitimate man, and con- 
stitute him heir of the lordship ; with covenants that the said Lord 
Thomas, his heirs, and their retinue, shall have free ingress to any 
castle or other defence to be built on the premises ; and that, under 
penalty of disseisin, the lordship shall not be aliened or leasc<l with- 
out the consent of the Lord Thomas, his heirs or assigns. Witnessed, 
at Traly, by Maurice, Bishop of Ardfcrt, John Fitz-Edniond, 
Nicholas Fitz-Risccard, John Mor', Edmond Fitz-Elyotli, Ac. — June 
9, 36°, H. VL 

Memh-ane 6. 

94-15. Two Decrees in Council in favour of the Lord of Ilowth 
against the Mayor, Shcrifl's, and Commons of the town of Drogheda, 
for 40s. of annual rent issuing out of the thoisel of the said town. — 
The former without date; the latter dated Amjust i, 16°. 

96. Conveyance by which Sir .lohii Kawson, knigiil. Prior of the 
IIos|)ital of St. John of .Terusalem, in Ireland, and his brethren, 
grant to Thomas Akn and Mary iiis wife the lord.ship or perccptory 
of Kilhcalc, in the county of Kildare, and all castles, messuages, and 
lands, in Kilhealo, Crumwelleston, near Calliaghton, Kilwarnyngo, 
near Castlcwarnynge, and the town and lordship of Kilbryile, with 
its rights and appurtenances, in the county of Dublin, and near " lez 
thrc castels," and in Johaneston, Ratlnnorc, Sherlokeston, and lo 
Naas, ill the county of Kildare; "because the said jirecoptory or 
lordship is situated in tlio marches, near the Irish enemies, the 
Tholes, where resistance and defence are necossarily rei|uired :" To 
Iiold to them and the heirs male of their bodies, and in default to 
tiioir heirs and assigns for ever. Kent t'5. — Last day of Fcbiuari/, 
3'°. 



I54I-2.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 77 

97. Examination and depositions of witnesses, produced in Chan- 3^1 33 
ceiy, respecting an alleged feoffment of the lands of Parsoneston, Hen. VIII. 
near the Newbridge, in the county of Kildare, by Richard Feyix)we 

to William Tyrrell, clerk, and John Browne, of Braston ; and to 
ascertain whether the said William survived the said John ; and 
whether William released his interest in said lands to Feypowe, 
son and heir of said Richard Feypowe. The witnesses examined 
were Richard Pheypowe, of le Eothan, in the parish of Dunboyne, 
in the county of Meath, son and heir of William Pheypowe, late 
of le Rotlian ; Sir Thomas Luttrell, knight, Chief Justice of the Com- 
mon Bench ; and James Tyrrell, son of William Tyrrell, late of the 
Nasse, clerk. — July i, 33°. 

Membrane 7. 

98. Conveyance whereby Richard Nugent, of Scurlokeston, gent., 
grants to Richard Browne and Philip Tute, chaplains, all his mes- 
suages and lands in Arglas and Carekynclare in Moygoyse barony, 
in the county of Meath. To hold to them and their heirs and 
assigns, for ever. — Juli/ 10, 12°. 

99. Letter of attorney whereby Richard Nugent appoints James 
Nugent his attorney to deliver possession of the preceding lands. — 
10 Jul I/, 12°. 

100. Release, by the said Richard Nugent, to the aforesaid 
Richard and Philip, of the lands above mentioned. — July 12, 12°. 

loi. Conveyance whereby Richard Browne, who survived the 
said Philip Tute, granted to Edward, son of said Richard Nugent, 
and his heirs, for ever, all the messuages and lands above men- 
tioned, which he and said Philip had, of the gift of said Richard 
Nugent.— J/a^ 30, 33°. 

Meinhrane 8. 

102. Commission directed to John Alen, Chancellor, Sir Gerald 
Aylmer, knight, Chief Justice of the King's Bench; Sir Thomas 
Luttrell, knight. Chief Justice of the Connnon Bench ; James Bathe, 
Chief Baron of the Exchequer ; and Thomas de St. Lawrence, Second 
Justice ; authorizing them to ascertain by the oaths of honest men 
of the counties of Dublin and Meath, what monasteries, lordships, 
manors, lands, and advowsons devolved to the Crown by the Statute 
of dissolution, their annual value, of whom held, by what service, 
and who were the founders thereof. — April 1, 32°. 

103. Decree of Sir Gerald Aylmer, Lord Justice, Thomas Houth, 
"Walter Kerdiffe, Thomas Cusake, knight, and Patrick Barnwall, the 
King's Commissioners, in a suit where the Archbishop of Cashel 
complained that John Fitz-Theobald Bourke, of Muchcrickwicke, 
wrongfully disturbed him in possession of the manor of Killardrye, 
aud the lands of Coyllerraghe : the Lord Commissioners decreed that 



78 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLIA [i34«-2- 

32, 33 the Arcliliislid]), in right of his archl)ishoj)rick, should liavo the said 
Hen. Vlll. manor, with tiie wood of Glanckullan, and both sides of the water 

called Ashyrhighe. Signed by Gerald Aylnier, Justice; Thomas 

Ilouth, Justice; Walter Kerdyffe, Justice; Thomas Cusake, knight; 
Patrick Barn wall.— .l/.frc/i i8, 33°. 

Membrane 9. 

104. Charter of incorporation of Grcnnan (now Thoinastown), in 
the county of Kilkenny, by Thomas Pitz Anthony," whereby he 
grants and confirms to his burgesses all kinds of liberties which bur- 
gesses ought to have and he could give, for ever, viz., no burgess to 
plead without the franchises e.xcepting pleas afiecting men of his 
household or his bailifl's ; to hold a hundred in the town ; no burgess 
to be sent to gaol except for homicide, robbery, or other reasonable 
plea; no burgess to be fined but in the hundred ; the fine to be loj;. 
in greater j)leas, in lesser })lcas, as for bread, beer, and watchings, 
2S.; no burgess to be forced to jilcad by " meskenninge ;" burgesses 
to distrain tiicir debtors by their bails in the town ; no foreign mer- 
chant to sell bv retail for more than 40 days without the licence of 
the commons of the borough ; burgesses to have the marriages of 
themselves, their sons and daughters, and widows ; to have a guild 
merchant, and other guilds, as other good towns have, to enjoy com- 
mon of his woods ; not to be forced to hire their cattle without 
security ; the burgesses to have their multure in his mills for a rea- 
sonable toll ; to hold their burgages for a rent of i2(/. annually, and 
to have the assize of victuals. — Xo date. 

105. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, commending his endeavours 
to train " the folk" to the knowledge of their duties, directing him to 
forward an estimate of the amount requisite to furnish the army for a 
year, and what revenues may be properly employed in that service, 
observing that in former letters tlie Deputy seldom maile any instance 
or motion for money ; that he shoidd enjoin the continence of tiie 
priests, and send over such a book as may be to God's j)leasine, in 
avoiiling of that sin and the advancement of the clergy ; and that ho 
shouhl proceed with the division of the siiire of Meath, and the ercct- 

• Kiiif; Ivlwiird III., liy IclU-rs patent (luit. 20° IC. III., ni. 2, d.), lirarinj; 
(late Iinil.Iuly. in tlie actli year of hi.i reinn (1346), (;''i'"teil Id the I'rovo.st, 
bailiff;*, and Imnt'st nu-n nf Tlmiiia.stnwn. in aid uf tiie repair and cnnstriietinn nf (he 
bridjje. for 4 years, to take frtmi tilings \-endilde eoniini; to tlie town the eu.stonis 
in the patent contained, without jiny eompnsition lieiiif^ made to thi' Kin^. 

On the i»t Mareh, 1374 (Rot. I'at. 49 Kd. III., ni. 11 d.), the Kin/j; granted to 
the I'rovost and eoninioiially, witli ft view of .iiirroundin); the town with a wall, 
that they and their siieec»,siirM ininht take, for twenty year«, from all things ven- 
dible etpinin;^ to or )m8.Min^ from the town fur the purpu»e uf Mile, certain customg 
mentioned in the Rrant. 

A Btatute of 28" Hen. VI., e. 13, onnetH, that at the Hnpplieation of the Portreeve 
and t'oinnionH of 'riioma.Htown. who had expended the ^reate.^t part i>f their snli- 
Mtanec on the repair of the walU. the commons of the town should lie free froni all 
HUbsidicJi, tollape.s, aHses-sin^!*, antl all (»lher ehar^e.s, for ten years, except the sub- 
didiwt panted to the Kin^; in rnrlianient i>r Great Councils. 



I54I-2.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 79 

ingof the " Annale" iuto a shire, as he should think fit ; aud inform- 32, 33 
ing him that upon the submission of O'Neile he (the King) created Hen. VIII. 

him Earl of Tyrone, aud gave to his son, JIatliew, and his posterity, 

the honor and name of Baron of Duncannou, and for his reward a 
"cheyne of 60 pounds and odd, furnished his robes, and paid the 
charges of his creation, £65 105. 2d,, and gave him in ready money 
£100;" and that as to the rest of those that came over with him, 
M'Guyer was knighted, and received in ready money 100 marks; 
Arthur Guynner was also knighted, got £50, and obtained his suit 
that the cell of Newry should be converted into a college of secular 
priests ; that his Majesty had accepted the submission of the Bishop 
of Cloghcr, with the surrender of his bulls, and reappoiuted him 
with £40 in money ; and directing the Master of Anee should be 
preferred to the Bishoprick of Emolye ; and that O'Donnell's chap- 
lain should have the bishoprick in the north ; and declaring the 
King takes in good part the coming of O'Brien, O'Donnell, the Baron 
of Upper Ossory, the Lord Fitzwilliam, and the rest of the Irishmen, 
in the beginning of the ensuing year. — Oct. 8, 18°. 

Membrane 12. 

106. Decree in Chancery, in a cause between Richard Archdeacon, 
otherwise M'Ode, plaintiff, and Edmond Archdeacon, otherwise 
M'Ode, defendant, respecting the title of the Bawuemore, and cer- 
tain lands in Thomastown, and other lands in the county of Kil- 
kenny, of which Richard Archdeacon, uncle of the plaintifi", aud 
brother of the defendant, died seized; in which cause the defendant 
alleged the illegitimacy of the plaintiff, but it being proved that he 
was born in lawful matrimony, the Court decreed for the plaintiff. — 
May 28, 33°. 

107. Concordatum in Council by the Lord Deputy, John Allen, 
Lord Chancellor, Thomas Luttrell, Justice, James Bathe, Baron, Tho- 
mas Houthe, Justice, John Travers, Edward Basnet, Dean, George 
Archbishop of Dublin, Sir Gerald Aylmer, Justice, William Bra- 
bazon, and Patrick White, that 40s. yearly be paid by the Vice- 
Treasurer for the time being out of the King's revenues, with all 
arrears, to the Mayor, bailiffs, and citizens of Dublin, in compensation 
for rent of a watercourse, which rent had been paid by the Prior of 
Saint John until the dissolution of that house, when the watercourse 
became common. Signed, Thomas Luttrell, Justice ; James Bathe, 
Thomas Houth, Justice ; John Travers, Edward Basnet, Dean ; John 
Allen, Chancellor, George Dublin ; Gerald Aylmer, Justice ; Willi.am 
Brabazon, Patrick White. — Nov. 22, 25°. 

Membrane 13. 

108. Exemplification of the enrolment of a deed, dated 5th Janu- 
ary, 3° Edward IV., on the Memoranda Rolls of the Exchequer, 
on the petition of Sir George Flemynge, of Stevenston, knight, 
whereby John Fleming, William Waringe, and Thomas Yonge, 



8o PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1541-2. 

3^! 33 chaplains, declare that they Lave given to Anne, late wife of Sir 
Hen. VIII. William Welles, knight, deceased, all the messuages, lands, and 
tenements which they had, amongst others, by the gift and feoffment 
of the said William, in Stevenston, Judgeston, Personeston, New- 
town of Kathbran, !Montcueston, Uoweston, and Uandleston, 48 
acres in Knyi;htoa, 6 acres in Fiuleston, 24 acres in Peverelston, 
16 acres in Pierston, in the parish of Inchemoght ; 80 acres in 
Frencheston, 26s. 6d. issuing out of Ileyroneston, 40 acres in Rath- 
raynolde, near .Siihlan, and 8 messuages, with the appurtenances 
in the town of Trim, in the county of Meath ; To hold to the said 
Anne for the term of her life, with remainder to Richard Welles 
and his heirs male, remainder to Thomas Welles and his heirs 
male, remainder to Robert Welles and his heirs male, remainder to 
Elizabeth, wife of Christopher Plunkct, Lord of Killen, Elizabeth, 
wife of Walter Chcver, and Lsmay, wife of Thomas Nangle, daugh- 
ters of said William Wellis, and their heirs for ever. And they 
declare that they have given to the said Anne the lands of Drom- 
saury, Portncston, and Ballyshytruk, in the county of Meath ; To 
hold for her life, with remainder to Thomas Welles and his heirs 
male, remainder to Robert Welles and his heirs male, remainder 
to Richard Welles and his heirs male, remainder to the daughters 
of William Welles ; To hold for ever. The order for exemplification 
is signed by Bartholomew Dillon, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 
and dated Nov. 12, 10°. 

Afanhrane 14. 

109. King's letter to the Lord Deputy and Council, granting to 
Turlo O'Tliole, and his brother, Arte O'Thole, all such lands as were 
contained in the schedule forwarded by the Lord Deputy, and 
directing the latter to call before him Piers Talbot, who had already 
possession of the lands of Powcrscourt, and in a "gentle sorte" to 
get from him a surrender of those lands, and give them to O'Thole ; 
and as Turlogh (and Fitzwilliani, who came as his interpreter), in- 
formed his Majesty that the Lord Deputy had promised him the 
lands of Amayle, which were then in an "Irishman's" hands, the 
King commands the fulfilment ot his promise "for a full winning of 
Turlogh and the better alluring of others by his example," enjoining 
the Deputy to have a vigilant eye to Turloghe and his brother, and 
if they should hajipcn to return to their old kind of life, " so to pursue 
them as they may, as well in their [)unishment, as in their good en- 
tertainment, be example to others." — Jan. 27, 32°. 

Petition of Turlogh O'Tole, and his brother. Arte Ogis, to the 
King, desiring possession of the territory of I'erconlen, which their 
ancestors ha<l till they were expelled by the Earl of Kildare, ex- 
tending 5 miles in length and 4 in breadth, now desolate, except 
oidy I'owerscourte, Kilpeter, Kilcolyn, Beanaijhbeg, Bcanaghemore, 
the Oneuaghe, ]5allycorty, Templebegan, Killagarane, Cokiston, 
Ancrewyn, Kiluiolinky, I'allyubniwe, Killeger, the Manister, ami 
entreating that those lands should b(! ilivided between him and hia 



I54I-2.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 8i 

"sequele," on condition of their obedience to the King's laws, use 32, 33 
of English apparel, and perfurmance of such service as the gentle- Hen. VIII. 

men of the Welshes and Harolds do or use in the luarehe of Dublin. 

Tan. 27, 32°. 



Conditions whereupon the avoidance of the King's letters patent 
to O'Tole shall depend. He shall keep the castle of Powers- 
court staunch and guardable ; he and the inhabitants shall use the 
English habit and manner, and to the best of their knowledge, the 
English language ; they shall bring up their children after the Eng- 
lish manner, and in the use of the English tongue ; they shall keep 
such of their lands as shall be suitible, for tillage, manurance and hus- 
bandry ; they shall impose no cess or charge upon the inhabitants, 
nor keep any galloglasses but such as shall be permitted by the 
Lord Deputy and Council ; they shall not exact any black rent, 
coyne, or livery upon any of the King's subjects in the counties of 
Dublin, Kildare or Katherlaghe ; they shall permit paths and roads 
to be made by the Deputy through their possessions ; they shall be 
obedient to the laws, and answer his Highness's writs and command- 
ments at the castle of Dublin, or where his court shall be kept or 
his laws administered ; they shall attend the Lord Lieutenant uijon 
all hostings when forewarned, in such form and with such company 
as the marchers of the county of Dublin ; they shall not maintain or 
succour the King's enemies, rebels, or traitors ; they shall hold their 
lands by one whole knight's fee, and five mark-s' rent ; and O'Tole 
shall give one of his " best sonnes " for pledge. 

Membrane 1 5. 

no. Directions contained in the King's letter for the remission 
of such sums of money as the Archbishop of Dublin owed to the late 
Lord Rocheford, by bond, dated Jidy 5, 34° ; viz. : " The King 
"forgives the Archbishop of Dublin £250 which he owed to the late 
" Lord Rochforde ; not doubting but he will the better apply his 
" office, and provide good preachers to teach the people their duties 
" to God and the King, the lack whereof is great in those parts;" and 
directs the Lord Deputy and Council "to have a special regard to 
"this point, and to provide that they may learn by good and 
" Catholicque teaching and the ministration of justice to know God's 
" laws and the King's, which shall dailie more and more confirm 
" them in honest livinge, obedience to their own benefictes, and the 
"universal good of the country." Signed, John Allen, Chancellor; 
Edward Meath, Gerald Aylmer, Justice; William Brabazon, Thomas 
Luttrel, John Travers, Thomas Cusake, Mr. Rotlox, Edward Basnet, 
Dean.— Ji(?y 8, 34°. 

111. Oath of allegiance and abjuration to be administered to the 
Irish Bishops No date. 

112. Presentation of Eugene O'Morgho to the parish of Belfene 
Meuse, Ballinecourt, in the diocese of Ferns, vacant, and in the 
gift of the Crown. — March 6, 12°. 

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82 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [154' 



33 Patent Roll, 33 Henry VIIL — 1541-- 

Hen. VIII. 

Membrane i. 

1. Confirmation of Florence Gerawam, in the bishoprick of Cloync, 
to wliich he had liccn promoted by the Pope; and presentation 
to the vicarage of Lyniauaghan, in the diocese of Cloyne, on liis sur- 
render of the Pope's Bull. To hold in commendam. — Sept. 23, 33°. 

Memhrane 2. 

2. Pardon of Roland de Burgo, Bishop of Clonfert — Oct. 20, 33°. 

3. Letters of protection and safe conduct throughout Ireland, for 
40 days, for John Naune and the company which left Egypt with 
bim, for the purpose of expediting their departure. — Oct. 20, 33°. 

4. Pardon of William Ilande, otherwise called William of Dublin, 
otherwise William Foteman, gunner — Oct. 23, 33°. 

Membrane 3. 

5. Grant to Roland de Burgo to retain, with the bishoprlck of 
Clonfert, tiie deanery, benefices, and vicarages of Balleloghrie, Tliac- 
neac, Kyllarmair, Wolga, and Licmolassy, in the diocese of Confert, 
and the rectory of A ranniore, in the diocese of Aunaghdown, not- 
•withstanding that ho had obtained from the Pope certain bulls 
respecting them, but which he surrendered for cancellation, Oct. 24, 
23°. Pursuant to King's letter, dated Sept. 23, 33°. 

6. Pardon of John Maghon and Tyrlaghe Connour of Ardsallagh, 
in the county of Meath, yeoman. — Sept. 28, 33°. 

7. Livery of scisen of all the possessions of Richard Fitzwilliam, 
late of Baggotrath, to Thomas Fitzwilliani, his son and heir, with 
licence to .Joiin Sutton of Tyj-pcr, to alienate to said Thomas the 
manors or lordships of Dondrom and Thorncastle, ami all messuages 
and other possessions in Domlroni, Thoincastle, Ballybot, otherwise 
Boterii'ton and Ovoniston, in the county of Dublin, and that the 
said Thomas may alienate the same lands to Thomas Fynglas, John 
Bathe, Walter Uolding, and John Belling, and their assigns, for a 
fine of £20. — Sept. 20, 33°. 

Membrane 5. 

8. Pardon of Thomas StepheuR, of Dublin, alderman, late the 
King's customer of Dublin and Droghcda, or constable of the castle 
and gaol of Trym, or constable of the castle of Wicklow, and Richard 
Stanley, of Trym, uicrcbaut. — Sij'l. 23, 33°. 



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Membrane 6. 33 

9. Grant of tlic office of cocketter and receiver of the cocket of _! 

the town of Galway, to Stephen Fitz Arthure Lynch. — Dec. 22, 33°. 

10. Presentation of Thomas Bercarde, chaplain, to the rectory of 
Old Rosse, vacant, and in the King's presentation, by reason of the 
possessions of Thomas Duke of Norfolk, being in the King's hands, 
by authority of parliament. — Jan. 2, 33°. 

11. Licence to Patrick Barnewell, of Fieldeston, to convey to 
Robert Eustas, prebendary of Rathmyghell, William Penteney, vicar 
of More Church, William Hallen, vicar of St. Peter's of Drogheda, 
Andrew Barnewell, clerk, John Tyrrell, vicar of Rathkenny, 
Robert Faran, of Chapellmydwey, chaplain, and Robert Caddell, 
of Turvey, gent., the manors of Feldiston and Gracediwe, and all the 
messuages and hereditaments which be has in Feldiston, Gracedew, 
DoDganeston, Irisheton, Neweton, Broweston, Rathstall, Muche 
Menescourte, Little Jlenescourte, Bally baghuU, the Grange of Bally- 
baghull, Drisshocke, Belingeston, Woleston, Portmarnocke, and Rob- 
bockiswalles ; To hold to them, their heirs and assigns for ever, with 
licence to the said Robert, to alienate the premises to any person 
or persons. — Jan. 28, 33°. 



Membrane 7. 

12. Livery of seisin to George Delahyde, son and heir of Richard 
Delahyde, of Lochehynney, of the lands of Pheypoweston, Irishton, 
Gallaneston, Loghebran, Tancardiston, Donabate, Loghcynney, 
Thoraaston, Cromlen, Lamlottre, and Ballyhetagh, in the county of 
Dublin, and the lands of Dunsaghlen, Boneston, Donmowe, and 
Flemyngton, in the county of Meath, for a fine of £13 6s. Sd. — 
J^eb. 7, 33°. 

Ifembrane 8. 

13. Appointment of John Goldsmith, gent., to the office of searcher, 
in the port of the town of Galway. — March 17, 33°. 

14. Presentation of William Kaheken, priest, to the archdeaconry 
of the church of Chadr, to which is perpetually annexed the canonry 
and prebend of Marneven, in the diocese of Ferns, vacant "certo 
modo," and belonging to the King's presentation, pro hac vice, jure 
devoluto March 28, 33°. 

15. Pardon of Roland Scurloke, of Wexford, otherwise of Dublin, 
gent. — March 18, 33°. 

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84 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [15^1-2. 

33 Memhrane 9. 

1 ' 16. Pardon of Tliady M'Raynolde, chaplain. — Afarch 20, 33°. 

17. Grant to Robert Lewes and Laurence Haniond, of the office 
of comptroller of the customs and subsidy of the city of Dublin. — 
March 28, 33°. 

Membrane lo. 

18. Livery of aeisen of the possessions of Richard Cusake, late 
of Ballyniolgha, to John Cusake, his son and heir, and pardon of 
intrusion of Christopher Grete, son and heir of Catherine Garicke, 
daughter of Kathcrine Brian, sister of Richard Brian, feoffee of said 
Richard. — June 22, 33°. 

Membrane 11. 

1 9. Order by the Lord Deputy and Council reciting " that the 
"Lord Bremyugham, of Athnary, having under him a poor monas- 
" tery of Augustine friers, in the town of Downeniore, amongst the 
"Irishric, having neither lanils nor profits, but only the small devo- 
" tion of the people, by the dissolution whereof the King wouhl have 
" no profit, and as it is not surveyed by the Commissioners, by 
"reason that the place stood poor and bare amongst evil company, 
" and as Lord Beriuyngham supplicated to have this house, which 
" was buiided and edified by his progenitors in honor of God and 
" our Blessed Lady." It is ordered the house shall stand undissolved, 
and the prior and 4 of his brethern, changing their habits to a 
secular costume, shall have the house during the King's pleasure. 
Signed, Anthony S. Leger, Deputy; George Dublin, John Allen, 
Chancellor; Thomas Luttrell, Justice ; James Bathe, Baron ; Wil- 
liam Brabazon, Thomas Ilouthe, Justice. — Juli/ 7, 33°. 

Membrane 12. 

20. Livery of seisin of the possessions of Nicholas Wicombe, lato 
of Drynam, to Thomas Wicombe, of Drynam, gent., son and heir of 
said Xifliolas, Iimtlier and heir of John Wicombe, son and heir of 
said Nicholas. — March 31, 33°. 

Membrane 13. 

21. Grant of English liberty to Thady M'Kennedy. — Jan. 30, 33°. 

22. Presentation <if .John, son of Edward Lisarto, to the vicarage 
of Bclaghtobyii, in the ili(K'c.se of O.ssory, vacant by the death of 
William Tobyn, and bclongirjg to the King's jiresentation by reason 
of the possessions of the late monastery of Kells iu Ossory having 
dovolved to the Crown Oct. 13, 33°. 



1541-2J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 85 

Dorso. 33 

Hen. VIII. 
Membrane 4. 

Conveyance whereljy Henry Powyll, archdeacon of Kerles, and 
Richard Fortes, vicar of Kilpatricke, conveys to George Felyng, 
son of Sir William Felyug, knight, the manor of Syddan and the 
lands of Loghbrekan, Houtlieston, Woyceston, Weggeston, Crewagh, 
Newerath, Jenkynfotestou, Henrifoteston, Moureston, Cadyaneston, 
and Dromolan, of which they were enfeoffed by William Telyng, 
except the lands of Cayran and Cloghermore ; To hold to the said 
George and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to Thomas, 
son of William, and the heirs male of his body, remainder to David, 
son of William, remainder to Laurence, sou of William, and to Walter, 
son of John, son of said William, to John, son of Philip Telyng, and 
finally to the right heirs of William Teyling for ever. Dated Satur- 
day, the feast of St. Silvester the Pope, 36° Edward III. 



Patent Roll, 33, 34, 35 Henry VIII. — 1542-4. ii^ 34, iS 

Hen. VIII. 
Membrane i. 

1. Grant to Sir William Berrainghani, and the heirs male of his 
body, of the title and dignity of Baron of Carbrie, in the county 
of Kildare ; with a grant of the site of the late priory of Balibogan, 
and the late abbey of Clonarde, with all the messuages adjacent ; 
and of all the manors, lands and liberties of Ballybogan, Henriyston, 
otherwise Balynakill,Knockangowle, Kyllnedoboriayghe,Kylloskny, 
Balokestie, Cardonyston, Clonarde, Kyllglashe, Balynlug, Bally- 
nisagha, Kylerieny, Kylcalleyn, and Teboyne, in the county of Meath, 
belonging to the said monasteries ; To hold to the said Earl and the 
heirs male of his body by knight service, that is to say, by a third 
part of one knight's fee. Rent by the name of one-twentieth part, 
£4 3.?. ^d.—June 17, 33°. 

Membrane 2. 

2. Grant to Con O'Nele, for the term of his life, of the title of Earl 
of Tyrone, and after his death to his son Mathew, otherwise Fer- 
dorghe O'Nele, and his heirs male for ever ; with all the castles, 
manors, and lordships which he formerly possessed in Tyrone ; To 
hold of the King by knight's service upon the following conditions : 
that he shall change the name of O'Neyle to such as the King shall 
please to give him; that he shall use the English language; culti- 
vate the lands assigned him by the King ; impose no cess on his 
tenants ; obey the laws, and accompany the Lord Deputy to hostings ; 
not aid or succour the King's enemies or rebels, and hold his lands 
by one knight's fee. — October i, 34°. 



86 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1542-4- 

3h 34, 35 Membrane 3. 

Hen. VIII. 

3. Grant to William Boruck, otherwise M'William, of the title 

and dignity of Earl of Clanrickard, n-ith the castles and manors 
■which he holds or formerly held in Clanrickanl, Dunkcllyn, or 
elsewhere in Conuaght, excepting the pension of the cockets of 
Gahvay, and other pensions which he pretends to hold from the 
Crown ; and also of an annuity of £30 payable out of the Exchequer, 
and the monastery of Via Nova, in the diocese of Clonfert, witli all 
the lands ajipurtenant thereto, and a third part of the first fruits of 
all rectories, vicarages, chantries, and chapels ; To hold to the said 
William and the heirs male of his body by knight service. — Ju/i/ 
I. 35°- 

Membrane 4. 

4. Grant to Donogh O'Brecn and the "heirs male of his body, 
of the title and dignity of Baron of Ibrackan, and on the death of 
Maurice O'Brcen, to whom the King had granted the title of Earl 
of Thomond, the latter title should descend to Donogh, for term of 
his life; with all the castles and manors which ho at any time pos- 
sessed beyond the water of the Shannon ; an annuity of £20 to 
him and the heirs male of his body, and a moiety of the monastery 
of Claire and the monastery of Eleaundganagho, otherwise the 
Canon's Isle : To be held of the Crown by him and the heirs male 
of his body by knight service. — Juli/ i, 35°. 

5. Grant to Maurice O'Brene, for the term of his life, of the title 
and dignity of Earl of Thomond, with remainder to Donogh O'Brene, 
for his life ; and .also a grant to the said Maurice and his heirs 
male, of the title of Baron of Insykwyne, with all tlie manors, castles, 
and suppressed monasteries which he possessed in Tlioniond, except- 
ing the royalties and right of patronage of archbishoJ)rick.s and 
bishopricks ; To hold by knight service without rent Ju/i/ 1, 35°. 

Dorso. 
Membrane 4. 

6. King's letter directed to the Lord Deputy and Lords of the 
Council in Ireland, stating that he hail received the submission of 
O'Brien, and created him Earl of Thomond for life, and his son after 
him to be l!aroii Enclicguyn, and had given him all such abbeys as 
ho had in Tlioniond, willi all benefices .spiritual ; that on the submis- 
sion of M'Williani, lie, the King, createil him Earl of Clanrvckardo, 
and gave liiiii all the larnls which ho then jiossessed, reserving the 
profits of the cocket of Galway ; that be had made Sir Doniioglio 
O'Brien, Baron of Ibrackan, and given him all the lands which ho 
possessed beyond tlit^ .Shannon, having also a|)poinlcd him in tlio 
letters patent of his uncle to bo Erie of Thomond after him, for term 
of his life, with an annuity of £jo, and the abbey of the Island of 



1542-4] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 87 

Saints, and a moiety of the abbey of Clare; that he had' granted to 33, 34, 35 
the Lord of Upper Ossory a Court leet and market on every Hen. VIII. 
Thursday, at his town of Haghevo, and the house of friers of 
Haghevo, and the monastery of Haclvuiacarte ; that he had granted 
to Tiiomond, Clanriclvard, Upper Ossory, and Ibreckan a house and 
piece of land near Dublin, for keeping their horses and trains 
when they should repair to the Parliament and Council ; that the 
Bishop of Clonfert should have that bishoprick confirmed to him, 
so that he cancel and utterly renounce the Bulls of the Bishop of 
Rome, and that the monastery of Porte Pura should be united to 
that bishoprick ; that he, the Kiug, had knighted the Lord of 
Upper Ossory, M'Nemarrowe, O'Shaftenes, Denys, Grady, and Wise, 
and granted them their lands on their submission, and requesting 
that they should not sutler any damage, but that the Deputy should 
aid them, and see them "revenged," as the case should require. 
And further stating that the King "having by sundry means observed 
that the records have not been so well kept and preserved as 
appertained," whereof hath ensued great inconvenience, his Grace 
declares his pleasure to bee that the Deputy should take order that 
the Vice-Treasurer should sutler no man to take any of the records 
out of the house or Treasury where they be kept, nor to search 
them, but in the presence of his trusty clerks, and suggests such 
further directions for the safe keeping of them, as to his wisdom 
should be thought convenient. 

Articles and conditions which O'Brene promised duly to observe 
and perform at such time as be made his submission to the King, viz. : 
— He utterly forsakes the name of O'Brene, and all claims which he 
might pretend by the same, and promisseth to name himself here- 
after by such name as it shall please the King to give him ; he, his 
lieirs and assigns, and the inhabitants of his lands shall use the 
English habits and manners, and to their knowledge the English 
language, and they shall to their power bring up their children 
after the English manner and tongue ; they shall keep such of their 
lands as shall be suitable for tillage in maaurance of husbandry, 
and cause houses to be built in such time as they conveniently may ; 
they shall not take cess, or other imposition, or charge from the 
King's subjects, and they shall not keep any galloglass or kern, but 
such and so many as shall stand with the contentation of the Lord 
Deputy; they shall be obedient to the King's laws, and answer to 
His Highness's writs and commandments in the castle of Dublin, or 
wherever else his court shall be kept and his laws administered, and 
do what they can to cause all the inhabitants to do the same, or 
else they shall bring them, if they may, to justice ; they shall attend 
the Lord Deputy at all hostings, whereunto they shall be warned, 
in such manner and with such company as the marchers of the county 
of Dublin, and that they shall not succour any of the King's rebels or 
traitors. Signed, Anthony Saint Leger, John Allen, Chancellor ; 
James Ormond and Ossory, Edward Meath, William Brabazon, Ed- 
ward Basnet, Dean. — No date. 



88 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1542-6. 



33-34,37 Patent Roll, 33, 34, 37 Henry VIII — 1542-1546. 

Hen. VIII. 

Membrane i. 

1. Maiulatc tbat the prior and convent of the Holy Trinity uf 
Dublin should lieconic secular priests, and be called the Dcau and 
Chapter of the Cathetlral of the Holy Trinity, and constituting a prior 
and 9 canons ; granting them dispensations as to their rule, habit, 
and religion, and directing them to be reputed secular priests ; the 
prior to be dean ; the first three canons respectively to be precentor, 
chancellor, and treasurer ; and the remaining six to serve as vicars 
choral in the church ; and incorporating them, in deed and name, 
with perpetual succession, to bo called by the name of the Dean and 
Chai)tcr of the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity. — May 10, 33°. 

Membrane 3. 

2. Grant to .John Stridche, sovereign of the town of Clonmell and 
the commonalty (in pursuance of the Commission of September i, 
33°, for sale of the monastery lands), of a moiety of the house or 
monastery of Friers Minors of Clonmell, anil the church, belfry, 
dormitory, hall, and cemetery, and all lands and messuages within 
the site and precinct of the monastery; and of a moiety of all mes- 
suages in Clonmell, Newton de Annour, and near to Aunour's-bridge, 
in the county of Tippcrary, which were lately reputed parcel of the 
possessions of the monastery; To be held by the sovereign and com- 
monalty, their heirs, successors, or assigns, for ever, by knight's ser- 
vice, viz., by the eighth part of a knight's fee. — May 9, 34°. 

3. Grant to James Butler, Earl of Orniond and Ossory, of a moiety 
of the monastery of the Friers Jlinorsof Clonmell, and of the church 
and its possessions; To hold for ever by knight's service, viz., by 
the one-eighth part of a knight's fee. Rent, by the name of a twen- 
tieth part, 12(1. — May 15, 34°. 

4. Grant to Sir Thomas Cusake, of Cossingeston, knight. Can- 
celled. — Xo date. 

5. Grant to Sir Tiiomas Cusake, of Cousengeston, knight, for a 
fine of £20 paid, and £148 13.'!. 4;/. to bo paid into the llanaper, 
of all messuages and lands in Lomlreston, jiarcel of the monastery 
of Friers Preachers, near the bridge of the city of Dublin ; the 
house, site, and jirecinct of the late Friers Preachers of Trim, in 
the county of Meatli, and all messuages within or near it; 3 mes- 
suages, 60 acres of land, 3 acres meadow, and i jiark in Trim, and 
all messuages and lands which were jiarcel of the possessions of the 
monastery ; the site and precinct of the late l'ri<iry of Augustinian 
Friers of Serine, with all its messuages, lands, and pos.se.ssions in 
the county of Meath ; To bo held by the said Sir Thomas, his heirs 



1542-6.] CHA>'CERY, IRELAND. 89 

and assigns for ever, by knight's service. Rent, by the name of one- 33, 34, 37 
twentieth part, St. 5c/. — May 24, 34°. Hen. TUL 

Mtmhrane 4. 

6. Memorandum of the pavment of £20, and £148 13^. ^d.. by 
Thomas Cusake, for the purchase of the premises in the preceding 
article mentioned. — Ifo date. 

7. Grant to Dermot Ryan, of Tipperary, of the site and precinct 
of the late house of Friers of Saint Augustine, of Tipperary, with 
all its lands and messuages in Tipperary and Cloghefede, which were 
reputed parcel of that house ; To be held by knight's service at a 
rent of %d. ; for a fine of £20 paid into the Hanaper July 8, 33°. 

8. Grant to Walter Tyrrell, of Dublin, merchant, of the site and 
precinct of the late monastery of Saint Augustine, near Dublin, 
with all messuages and hereditaments adjacent thereto; i messuage, 

3 orchards, and 10 gardens, in the parish of St. Andrew, near Dublin ; 

4 acres meadow, and i park containing 4 acres, near ''the Hoggen 
Greue/" i messuage and i garden in Saint Patrick-street: 2 mes- 
goages and 3 gardens in St. ^lichan's parish ; and 60 acres arable, 
2 acres meadow, and 20 acres pasture, in Tnbberboyne, reputed parcel 
of the possessions of the priory ; To be held in capite by knight's 
service. Rent, 6«. icZ. Irish; in consideration of a fine of £114 ly.^d. 
—July 10, 33°. 

9. Memorandum of pajTnent of £ 1 1 4 13?. 4<f., by Walter Tyrrell. 
— No date. 

10. Grant to Nicholas .Stanyhnrst, in consideration of a fine of 
£44 io«., of the site, precinct, and possessions of the late priory or 
house of Friers Carmelites, commonly called the White Friers of 
Dublin ; 8 messuages, 4 gardens, 2 orchards, 2 parks of pasture, 
and all other messuages and lands in the liberties, franchises, and 
suburbs of Dublin, reputed parcel of the late monastery ; To be held 
by knight's service, viz., by the twentieth part of one knight's fee. 
Rent, 2«. 6d. Irish — July 10, ^^^. 

11. Memorandum of payment of £44 lo*. by Nicholas Stanyhnrst. 
— Ko date. 

Membrane 5. 

12. Grant to Thomas Stephens, of Dublin, merchant, in considera- 
tion of a fine of £36 io«., of the site, precinct, and possessions of 
the late monasterv or house of Friers Minors, near Dublin ; 4 mes- 
snages, 3 gardens, in Francis-street; 6 acres m^Miow,near Clondalkan, 
in the county of Dublin, with all lands and messuages reputed parcel 
of the said monastery, with the reversion of all the premises, except 
those in Brune, otherwise Borsltmi, near Glasnymicky; To be held by 
knight service, viz., by the twentieth part of a knight's fee. Rent, 
2s. Irish — July 10, 33°. 



90 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1542-6. 

3.1.34.37 1.3. Commission directed to Sir Antliony St. Leger, Deputy of 
lien. VIII. Ireland, Jolin Alen, Gerald Aylmer, and William Bnibazon, autho- 

rizing tlioin, in the King's name, to sell and dispose of all the sites 

an<l posse.'isions of friers houses in Ireland, with all their appurten- 
ances ; reserving a reasonable rent, to be paid to the Crown. Signed, 
Marten — Sept. i, 33°. 

Membrane 6. 

14. Grant, pursuant to tlie preceding Commission, to Robert 
Eustace, prebendary of llathinyghell, John Travers, of Cartlaghe, 
llichard Feldc, of Culduff, Roger Roche, and Edward Browne, in 
consideration of £177 3s. 4(1., of the site and precinct of the late 
monastery or house of Friers Minors, called the Gray Friers of Clane, 
in the county of Kildaro ; 2 messuages and 80 acres in Clane, Newton 
de Clane, Muchrath, Flosheston, and Langton ; the site and precinct 
of the late j)riory or house of Preaching Friers of Naas ; 5 messuages, 
II gardens, 15 acres of land, 3 acres of pasture, a mill and water- 
course, ])arcel of the possessions of that house in the county of Kil- 
<lare ; tlio lands of Hathynnycluge, parcel of the possessions of the 
house of Augustinian Friers, near Dublin ; To hold by knight ser- 
vice. Rent, £9 4(/. — June 15, 34°. 

15. Memorandum of ])aymcnt, by Thomas Luttrel,of £177 3s. ^d., 
the purchase-money in the preceding article mentioned. — Xo date. 

1 6. Grant to Thomas Luttrol, Chief Justice of the Common Bench, 
for the sum of 10 marks, of the lands of Brwyn, otherwise Bohyrny- 
brynee, near Glashymoky, in the county of Dublin, which ho had 
proved to bo his right by evidence before the King's Commissioners, 
and of which he had possession 8 or 9 years ; To be held by fealty, 
at a rent of i2d. — June 15, 34°. 

17. Memorandum of the payment of 10 marks by Thoma.s 
Lnttrel, being in full for the p.ayment of the premises mentioned in 
the preceding article. — iVo date. 

18. Grant from the King (o Thomas Lnttrel, of the lands of 
Kelleston and Ballesrown, in the county of Dublin, jiarecl of the 
possessions of the monastery of Lasmullon, in the ccuinty of Meath ; 
To hold for ever. Rent, £3 i8s., Irish. — June 15, 34°. 

Dorso. 

Membrane 4. 

19 to 26. Entry of 8 payments by inslalments of tho sum of 
£168 \y. 4(/., by Thomas Cusake, being the purchase-money for tho 
houses of the rrciiching Friers of Trym an<l the Angustini;in Friers 
of Scryne, and certain ]iremises in Louderston. The lirst instalment 
dated 24 May, 34°; the lust tho Fcasl of Saint Mic/cael, 37°. 



1543] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 91 

34 
Patent Roll, 34 Henet VIII. — 1543. Hen. vill. 

Membrane i. 

1. Presentation of Richard Nangle, professor of divinity, to tlie 
rectory of Ardryne, in the diocese of Kihuacduaich, vacant by the 
<leath of Theobald Burke, and in tlie King's presentation, "pleno 
jure."— J/ay i, 34°- 

2. Appointment of NinianBrackenburie, to the office of ganger and 
searcher in the port of tlie city of Waterford. — May 2, 34°. 

3. Pardon of Leshaghe, or Lesagheley Occonnor, horseman 

Ji^ay 3, 34°- 

4. Presentation of Donold O'Fellan, clerk, to the rectory or pre- 
bend of Delge, and the rectory and vicarage of Killardumyd, Aghbo, 
and Aghm^ard, in the diocese of Ossory, having first surrendered 
the provisional bulls of Clement, Bishop of Rome, whereby he ob- 
tained unlawfully the said rectories. — Mai/ 4, 34°. 

5. Grant of English liberty to David Fitz-Incroghie and Kather- 
rine Incroghe. — For a fine of £10. — Mm/ 4, 34°. 

Membrane 2. 

6. Grant of English liberty to Cornelius McBryain. — For a fine 
o( £20.— Feb. 4,34°. 

7. Grant of English liberty to Dorothea O'More — Ifay 5, 34°. 

8. Grant to Owen McGynessa, of the bishoprick of Down and 
Connor, with the archdeaconry and the benefices of Acaderige and 
Enaghlayne, in the diocese of Dromore, he having previously sur- 
reudered the provisional bulls obtained by him from Paul, Bishop 
of Rome. King's letter, dated Sept. 23, 3^°. — May 8, 34°. 

9. Presentation of Richard DufTe, priest, to the vicarage of Gariston, 
in the diocese of Dublin, vacant by the resignation of Symon Geffry, 
and in the King's presentation, by reason of the possessions of John 
Rawson, late Prior of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem in 
Ireland, being in the King's hands. — May 8, 34°. 

10. Pardon of Owen Macgyncssa, Bishop of Down and Connor. — 
^^ay 9, 34°. 

Membrane 3. 

11. Grant of English liberty to Charles O'Kahan, of Limerick. — 
Ma^ 10, 35°, 



93 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1543. 

34 12. Presentation of Lewis Tyddyr, cliaplaiii, to tlie rectory of 

Hen. VIII. Rosskre, in tlie diocese of Ferns, vacant by the death of Richard 
Deveros, and in the King's presentation, " pleno jure," in conse- 
quence of the possessions of (leorge Earl of Slirewsbiiry, in the 
county of Wexford, devolving to the Crown by authority of Par- 
liament. — May II, 34°. 

13. Pardon of John Coinyn, of Tullywayne, horseman. — For a 
fine of £20. — Mai/ 10, 34°. 

14. Pardon of Dermot Bridaghe, of Grauge-tulleghanny, in the 
county of Kilkenny, horseman. — For a fine of £20. — May 1 1, 34°. 

15. Pardon of Donald O'Felan, clerk in the diocese of Ossory — 
Mail 12, 34°. 

16. Pardon of Brian, otherwise Brene Harolde. — May 15, 34°. 

17. Pardon of Thady Raynolde, otherwise M'Rauell. — May 25, 34°. 

18. Presentation of John Morys, chaplain, to the vicarage of 
Walterston, in the diocese of Kildare, vacant by the death of 
Nicholas Brasell, and belonging to the King's presentation. — May 
25, 34°. 

19. Lease to Thomas Alon, of Kilester, of the manor of Kilheale, 
Croniwclioston, near Calliaghton, Kihvarnvng, near Castlewarnvng, 
and Kilbride, near "The three Castles" in the county of Dublin ; 
Johnston, Rathmore, Sherlokeston, and the Naas, in the county of 
Kililare ; all which came to the hands of the Crown by the sur- 
render of Sir John Rawson, Viscount of Clontarfc, late Prior of the 
Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem : To hold ior 51 years. Rent, 
£6 13s. 4^. — June 10, 34°. 

Membrane 5. 

20. Grant of English liberty to Cornelius Mortimer, otherwise 
M'Nemarro, chaplain. — June i, 35°. 

21. Present;ition of William Fitzmaurice Fitzgerald, chajilain, to 
the precentory of the cathedral church of Cork, vacant, ami belong- 
ing to the King's presentation, "pleno jure," the late iucumbent 
being an Irishman June 3, 34°. 

22. Pardon of William Goldyng, of Archercston, gentleman, or 
horseman, and FerroU M'Cagan, kern. — For a fine of X6 6«. 8(i. 
-^Hw 19, 34°. 

23. Pardon of Sir Donald O'Bryen, of Clare, knit'lil, second son 
of the late Lord O'Bryen. — No date. 



I543-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 93 

24. Grant of Englisli liberty to Connagb M'Gynnyssa, Dean of 34 
the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick of IJiiwn.—Junc 21, 34°. Hen. VIII. 

25. Grant of English liberty to Sir Donald O'Bryen, of Clare, 
knight June 29, 34°. 

26. Grant of English liberty to Sir Maurice O'Bryen, knight, 
Chief Captain of his nation. — June 29, 34°. 

27. Presentation of Patrick Morgan to the parish of Tarmanfecken, 
in the diocese of Armagh, or to the vicarage thereof, vacant by the 
resignation of Patrick Galtryra, and in the King's presentation, 
"pleno jure." — Jime 29, 34°. 

Membrane 6. 

28. Surrender by John Alen, of the office of Master of the Rolls 
of Chancery. — June 9, 34°. 

29. Appointment of Sir Thomas Cusake, of Cousingeston, knight, 
to the office of Clerk or Master of the Rolls and Records of Chan- 
cery ; To bold for life, with a salary of 50 marks, sterling, to be 
paid out of the custom, cocket, poundage, and subsidy of the city 
of Dublin and town of Drogheda ; with power and authority to keep 
the rolls, records, and other muniments of the Court. — June 10, 34°. 

Annexed is a note to the effect, that the said Sir Thomas surren- 
dered the preceding letters patent to be cancelled. — Sept. 30, 34°. 

Membrane 7. 

30. Pardon of George Browne, Archbishopof Dublin. — July^,^^. 

31. Pardon of Arthur Oge O'Thole, of Castelkeven, gent. — July 
5> 34°. 

32. Pardon of Edward Byrne, late of Balrotherie. — July 6, 34°. 

33. Commission directed to Christopher, Archbishop of Tuani, 
Roland, Bishop of Clonfert, and Patrick Felde, of Payneston, to 
ascertain the possessions of the late convent or house of nuns, of 
Kylcrevet, in Connauglit ; to receive a surrender thereof, to survey 
and value its possessions, and suppress it if necessary. — Juli/ 7, 34°. 

34. Grant of English liberty to Donald O'Felane. — N'o date. 

35. Grant of English liberty to John Oge O'Bayly. — July 16, 34°. 

36. Presentation of Nicholas Warynge, chaplain, to the vicarage 
of Saint Finian, of Dromcare, in the diocese of Armagh, vacant by 



94 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1543- 

34 the resignation of Nicholas Birrell, anil belonging to the King's 
Hen. VIII. presentation, in conseciucncc of the surrender of the abbey of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, near Dublin — No date. 

Memhrane 8. 

37. Pardon of Owen Oheyne, of Downeguere, gent — July 24, 34°. 

38. Grant from the King to Edmund Sexten, and his assigns, for 
life, of £8 sterling, annually, which the King and his ancestors 
heretofore received in the name of fee-farm, out of the city of 
Limerick. — Aug. i, 34°. 

39. Presentation of Thomas Clynche, chaplain, to the vicarage 
of St. Movinoge, in the diocese of Cashel, in the presentation of 
the King, in consequence of the late incumbent being of the Irish 
nation. — AxLg. i, 34°. 

40. Grant of English liberty to Donough O'Ryan — Aug. 21,34°. 

Membrane 9. 

41. Pardon of Sir Thomas Cusake, of Cosyngeston, in the county 
of Meath, knightj Master of the Rolls of Chancery. — Aug. 21, 34°. 

42. Presentation of Donogh Ryan, chaplain, to the deanery of 
the cathednil church of Emly, vacant, becau.se Richard M'Bryen 
and Win. O'llurnley, the present incumbents, were appointed thereto 
by authority of the Bishop of Rome. — Aug. 24, 34°. 

43. Grant of English liberty to Edward O'Cahan, of Castleton of 
Delvyne, yeoman For a fine of 3s. ^d. — Aug. 26, 34°. 

Memhrane 10. 

44. Presentation of Andrew Barnewall, clerk, to the vicarage of 
Fyddowne, in the diocese of Ossory, belonging " legitime" to the 
King's presentation. — Oct. 27, 34°. 

45. Presentation of Onorius Cofle to the vicarage of Ballalaghlowe, 
in the diocese of Cloync, belonging to the King's ])reseDtatioD, 
"plenojurc." — Oct. 27, 34°. 

46. Grant to Sir Tliomas Butler, of Cliaier, of the dignity and 
title of Baron of Cliaicr, otherwise Chaicrdowneyske, in the 
county of Ti])i)crary, with an annuity of X15, issuing out of the 
lands of Inyslawnaglie, Baliyhortche, Kylniolagho, Granghirwyr, 
Lo^jlickyRiglic, Kylinaweaglif, and Cionmell, in tiic county of Tip- 
perary, and Kylmacko and Glanwedan, in the county of Waterford, 
parcel of the possessions of the lato monastery of Inyslawnag, in the 



1 543-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 95 

county of Tii>perary ; and tlie towns and lands of Cbayer, Kyluia- 34 
lagba, Newgrange, Great Grange, and Kuockheley, in iLe county of H'^"- VIII. 
Tipperary, belonging to tbe late monastery of Cbayer ; To bold to 
bini and bis beirs for ever. — Nov. 10, 34°. 

47. Leave of absence for Roger Dortban, clerk, rector of Ard- 
mulkan, in tbe county of Meatb, during bis life. — Nov. 24, 34°. 

48. Livery of seisin of tbe possessions of Sir Tbomas Plunket, of 
Ratbmore, to Edward Plunket, of Ratbmore, bis brotber and beir. — 
Feh. 10, 34°. 

Membrane 12. 

49. Appointment of Eneas O'llernan, late preceptor of Any, to 
tbe bisboprick of Emly, vacant by tbe death of Tbomas Orley. — 
April 6, 34°. 

50. Grant from tbe King to George Karry, bis servant, and to bis 
assigns, of i2d. daily wages, during bis life. — April 15, 34°. 

51. Presentation of Henry Levet, chaplain, to the vicarage of 
Saint Dowan of Hocke, in the diocese of Ferns, vacant by the death 
of Henry Lewes, and now in the presentation of the King, by 
reason of tbe surrender of tbe possessions of tbe late Hospital of 
Saint John of Jerusalem, by Sir John Rawson, knight, late Prior. 
— April 20, 34°. 

52. Presentation of William Chaysse, clerk, to the vicarage of 
Saint Nicholas, of Adare, in tbe diocese of Limerick, in tbe King's 
presentation, "pleno jure." — April 20, 34°. 

53. Presentation of Lewis Tydder, chaplain, to the rectory of 
Harryeston, vacant by the death of John Lawes, chaplain, and be- 
longing to tbe King's presentation, "pleno jure." — April 20, 34°. 

54. King's letter, commanding Sir Anthony Saint Leger, Deputy 
of Ireland, to repair to the King's presence, and appointing William 
Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer, Justiciary of Ireland during bis absence. 
—Oct. 12, 35°. 

Membrane 13. 

55. Conveyance whereby John Walscbe and David Walssb, of 
Carrickemayne, grant to Henry FitzAdam Walssb tbe lands of 
Carrickemayne, Ballyroe, and Annodan, in tbe county of Dublin ; 
To hold for life, with remainder to William Walscb, and his heirs 
male; remainder to Maurice Walscb, and bis beirs male; with 
divers other remainders. — Dec. 20, 7°, Henry IV. 



96 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1543. 

34 56. Conveyance whereby Henry Walsclie, of Marclie, gent., granU 

II»n. VIII. anil convoys to liis son, Jolin Walsclie, and his licirs forever, all the 

said Henry's lan<ls and tonenK-nts in Carrickinayne, Balliroe, Anodan, 

Ballvhanloy, Balhanionil, and Ballityro. Witnesses: Walter Lud- 
low, Trior of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist, outside the 
New-;.'atc, Dublin ; John Stanton, Rector of St. Peter of Monte, 
outaide the walls; William Cranipe and Stephen Eustace, citizens of 
Dublin. — Oct. 16, 1481. 

57. Mcinoninduni, that on ilolivery of those deeds to William 
Fitz-Theoljald Walshe, the latter had entered into recognisance to the 
King in 100 marks, to restore them to the Chancellor when required. 
—Maij 12, 34°. 

Membrane 14. 

58. Appointment of John Goldsmyth to the office of Clerk of the 
Cimncil, vacant by the surrender of John Alen, who had been ap- 
pointed 9 Juli/, in the 25°. — Ai-tril 13, 34°. 

,159. Grant to David BahefT, citizen of Watorford, of the lands 
ami tenements called "the greto garden of the Friers Minors 
of the .said city, and one new quay outside the walls of the cit\', with 
the appurtenances, as far as the raidille of the water of the Suir, 
and the other lands and tenements, parcel of the possessions of the 
late monastery of Friers Minors;" To hold in fee-farm. Rent during 
the life of the said David, lOi., and after his decease, 20s. — May 
>o,34°. 

Dorso. 

Membrane i. 

60-62. Conveyance whereby W'illiara Tailour, chaplain, and 
Robert Fitz-William, gave and granted to William Badcoke one 
messuage, formerly inhabited by Richard Fitz-A\ illiani, and ^It acres 
of land in le Olton, near Ulinmethas ; T« hold to the said ^Villiam, 
bis heirs and assigns for ever, of the chief lords of the fee, by the 
service iluc and accnstomcd. A seconil deed ap])oints Tlioma.s 
Warynge, attorney, to deliver seisin of those land.s to William 
B.iclcoke; a third contains a release of all rights therein to the saiil 
William. — June 24, 3° lltniri/ V. 

Mrmbrane 3. 

63. Surrender of the office of Chief Remembrancer of the Ex- 
chcquiT by Tlioma.') di- Saint Lawrence, otherwise Houthe, who had 
been a[>p<iinti'd to that odice 17 Atujiifl, 26° S'rpt. 4, 36°. 

64. Grant to John Alen, Chancellor, of 6s. 8(1. n-day, in addition 
t<j hia U8unl feeii. — April 19, 34°. 



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Membrane 5. 34 

65. Conveyance relating to tbe estate of Johu Duffe, of Kylcoscan, _i 

in the county of Dublin, declaring that Robert Jurdan and Thomas 
Nangle, feoflees of said John, had conveyed to him all the lands 
which they held by his feoffment in Kylcoscan, Stradbally, and 
Houtlie, in the county of Dublin, and Cusakistou and Walterston, 

in the county of Meath ; To hold to him and the beirs male of bis 
body, with remainder to Thomas DufT, of Drogheda, and tbe heirs 
male of his body; remainder to the right heirs of the said John. — 
Mar. 4, 18°. 

66. By a second conveyance tbe said John DufF gives and grants 
all the preceding lands to John Harrold and Richard Chaplams, their 
heirs and assigns for ever. — Feb. 4, 1 9°, 

67. Bv another deed tbe said John Duff declares tbe intent of the 
last-mentioned feoffment to be in trust for himself and bis heirs male, 
with remainder to Thomas Dufl'e, of Drogheda, and bis heirs male. — 
Feb. 4, 19°. 

68. By another deed John Duff appoints James Jurdan, his 
attorney, to take possession of the preceding lands, and to deliver 
seisin thereof to John Harrold and Richard Gray. — Feb. 4, 19°. 

6g. By another deed James Jordan decla,res he has delivered seisin 
of the lands to John Harrold and Richard Gray. — N'o date. » 

70. By another deed John DufT declares that for a certain sum of 
money be had giunted to Thomas Duffe, of Drogheda, a yearly 
sum of £6 1 5s., issuing out of tbe lands of Kylcoskan, Stradbally, 
and Houth, in tbe county of Dublin ; To hold to him and bis assigns 
until they shall have received £14 thereout. — Feb. 16, 18°. 

Membrane 6. 

71. Answer of Sir Walter Delahyde, of Moyclare, knight, to a 
Bill of Discovery filed in 15 days of tbe Feast of Saint Michael, 35th 
Henry VIII., by Thomas Fitz-William, of Baggotratb, respecting 
the title of tbe lands which the Lady Margaret Jenyco, late wife of 
John Dowdall, possessed in Ireland, of whom tbe said Thomas claims 
to be heir. Sir Walter being sworn, states " that be thought it meri- 
torious to tell tbe whole truth in tbe matter, whereby tbe right and 
title in that behalf might come to light; that at a certain time Sir 
Maurice Eustace, Dame Joban, his wife ; Sir John Pluuket, and 
Dame Maude, bis wife ; the said Sir Walter, and Dame Janet, bis 
wife ; daughters of Dame Margaret Jenico ; and Thomas Fitz- 
William, of Baggotratb, repaired together to tbe bouse of one 
William Godynge, to search up certain evidences concerning Dame 

II 



98 PATENT AND CLOSE KOLLS, [1543- 

34 Margaret Jcnico's laiuls ; and after tliey had searched a -while, Sir 
Hen. VIII. Maurice Eustace, being practised and Icrned in the law, perceiving 

a certain suit of deeds, whereby the said Danio Margaret made a 

Buertie of all her said lands to herself and John Dowdall, he secretly 
conveyed the said suit of deeds with him, and so iinnictliately all 
they departed ; and forthwith they went together to Sir Walter's 
chamber, in the Gray Friers, besides the city of Dublin ; and as 
goon as they came there, Sir Maurice said that he had found a thing 
in the chest that did make very much for their purpose; and asking 
him what it was, he replied, "a suit of deeds," whereby Dame 
Margaret Jenico made a suertie of all her lands to herself and her 
heirs, which deeds if the said Thomas Fitz-Williani had, he would, 
in right of Elenor, his wife, take all the said lands from them. 
Whereupon Dame Johan answering, said it were better, they all 
being sisters, should inherit and have the lands as heirs to Dame 
Margaret, their mother, than that Elenor, their sister, should have 
them; whereupon they concluded forthwith to burn the suit of 
deeds ; and Sir Walter would not in anywise consent thereto, but 
desired them to keep the deeds secret ; and so upon this communica- 
tion betwixt them, the bell in the church began to knoll to " sacryng" 
of mass, and Sir Walter departed, and went to byre masse ; and so he 
being absent, Sir Maurice, Dame Johan, S. John, Dame Maude, and 
Dame Jenet, immediately called for a fagot to the chimney, and being 
brought unto them, was put afyrc; and forthwith, according to their 
conclusion, burnt all the deeds, lest they at any time might come to 
light, of which the said Dame Jenet informed Sir Walter imme- 
diately after he heard mass and came to his chamber, wherewith he 
expressed great sorrow and discontentment ; and the next Lent Sii 
Walter and his wife, being sore moved in their conscience, went to 
a Frier of the house of Gray Friers to shryfte, and declared the 
whole matter to him, who required and counsailed Sir Walter and 
Dame Jenet, in discharge of their conscience afore God, to manifest 
and declare the truth unto them that rightfully was entitled and 
ought to have the said evidence and land. Whereupon Sir Walter, 
being in estimation and favor with the Erie of Kildare, perceiving 
that Richard Fitz-William was his kinsman and servant, moved him 
of the circumstance, and desired him to sj)eak to Fitz William to 
bring the matter to pass after such sortc that he Richard should 
make Sir Walter and Dame Jenet sure of the saiil lands. Where- 
upon the Earl, Sir Walter, and Dame Jenet, handled the matter of 
the embezzling and burning of the deeds, so that the said Richard 
made a surety unto Sir Walter, and wife, of such portion of Danio 
Margaret's lands, which was at that time in Sir Walter's j)ossession ; 
and Sir Walter further deposed that Dame Jenet, his wife, long 
afore this time, in presence of the said Earl, did on oath depose and 
testify the full effect and force of the contents of the testimonial to 
bo true. Whereupon there was an instrument maile thereof, sub- 
scribed by the said Earl, his hand ; all which Sir Walter, in dis- 
charge of his conscience before God, <leposes and testifies to bo true 
by the holy contents of his oath ." — No date. 



1543] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 



99 



Memhrane 9. 34 



72. Directions to the Lord Deputy and Council, sent by the 
King's Sergeant and Attorney, stating the King's approval of the 
" travaile" of the Deputy and Council in reducing of the Cavanaghes, 
the Tholes, and the Brynnes, and directing that the Chancellor should 
sign and deliver to tlie Sergeant and Attorney letters patent for 
certain lands sold to them by the King. — March 26, 32°. 

Menibraiie 10. 

73. King's letter addressed to the Lord Deputy and Council, in 
which the King disapproves of the view of the revenue and charges 
transmitted to him as imperfect, and requires another more full and 
accurate ; complains that although the Vice-Treasurer could not 
certainly affirm what should grow yearly out of the liveries and 
wards, of first-fruits, of tho profits of the Hanaper, and of tributes 
and fines, yet he might have declared what grew of the same last 
year and the year before, so that his Grace might have given some 
guess what might have been hoped and looked for hereafter, and what 
miglit be done concerning those lands, of which his Majesty has as 
yet received little profit ; for if any profit at all had been taken, the 
same might have been entered for a year, two, or three, that he might 
have seen how it had been from year to year augmented or when 
lightened; informs them that he sends by the bearer, George Cariey, 
£2461 I2S. towards the payment of the garrison ; prays the Deputy 
to have regard to the employment thereof, and when the " view" 
should be received "his Grace would provide such further furniture 
of money as should be requisite; inquires what is the value of the 
lands of Claneboye, and whether it would be expedient to grant them 
to Neill Connelaghe, nephew of the Earl of Tyrone, agreeably to the 
petition of the said Neill ; and instructs the Lord Deputy to assure 
Neyle that, doing his duty as be hath done, the King would extend 
his grace and favour in such sort towards him as should be both to 
his honor and profit ; specifies the wages of George Carey, and that 
he should have two horsemen able to serve, and ready at the com- 
mandment of the Deputy ; orders that special regard be had, not 
only to the port towns of Ulster, but to all other port towns and 
good havens in the kingdome, in whose hands soever they be, and 
that the Deputy should do what he could to get them into his Ma- 
jesty's hands, for it was not convenient for any one to keep the ports 
but the King ; and as for the charges, he doubts not but with good 
foresight and husband they would not be so great but they might 
be borne ; and as his Grace held this matter much to heart, he 
directs the Deputy substantially to consider what the charges would 
be to put and keep all the principal ports in the King's hands 
and custody ; and directs some " platts" of all the principal ports, 
and that his Grace may see their form, with a special advertisement, 
what strangers trade there, and at what time and seasons of the year 
they haunt the same, which point must be handled most secretly. 
His Grace sends the Act for the subsidy and for his Majesty's 



Hen. VIII. 



100 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i543- 

34 assurance in the honor and Castle of Dungarvan, another for the iu- 
Hcn. VIII. continence of priests, and he should further consider and determine 

thereupon as should he most convenient for God's honour and the 

welfare of the realm ; directs a special warrant for an allowance of 
6s. Sd. a-day for the diet of the Chancellor, and that the Vice-Trea- 
surer should jiay the same, and the Barons of the Exchequer having 
to do in allowance shall give just allowance of the same. That John 
Goldsmith should have the room of Clerk of the Council, and at the 
suit of the Karl of Tyrone he pardons Nicholas Bagnold, not doubt- 
ing but that he would hereafter use himself as appertaineth. Finally, 
the Lord Deputy should understand that his Majesty had licensed 
John Brereton, one of his Captains, to repair to England for two 
months, and that a jjrojior person should have the charge of the men 
under him during his absence, and pay his wages notwithstanding 
Lis absence. His Majesty also sends two seals, graven willi his full 
Btile, to bo delivered to the otHccrs having charge of them in open 
presence of Council ; and taking in the old, to see it defaced and 
sent over by the ne.xt messenger; and signifying that he had caused 
money to be given to the bearer for his charges in the transportation 
of the money." Signe<l, Anthony Saint Lcger, John Alen, Chan- 
cellor; James, Ormoud and Ossory ; Edward Miden, AVilliam Bra- 
bazon, Charles Basnet, Dean. — March 5, 34°. 

Membrane 11. 

74. Settlement between Gerald Wcllesley, of the Dangen, gent., 
and James Cusake, of Portraine, in consideration of a marringe about 
to be solemnized between William, son of said Gerald, and Elizabeth, 
daughter of James Cusake, declaring the uses of a feolfment made 
28 July, in 28°, by the said Gerald to Walter Bcrmynghain and 
W^iiliam Fowling, of tlie lands of Dengen, Pylletston, and Blackhall, 
in the county of Meath, and Alaste, Payneston, and Kyll, in the 
county of Kihlare, for the purpose of securing a jointure for the 
said Elizabeth, and for the maintenance of William Wellesley, during 
the life of the said Gerald July 30, 18°. 

Membrane 12. 

75. Conveyance by Henry Dufle, of Drogheda, to John Cashell 
and Thomas White, of the lan<ls of Drogheda, Dromyn, Calan, Wal- 
tereston, Vollon, Ballybragan, in the county of Louth, and other 
lands in the county of Meath ; To hold for ever of the chief lorda 
of the fee by the service due and accustomed. — Dec. 13, 16°. 

76. Intent of the preceding deed ; namely, that the feoffees shall 
stand Bciseil of the jjremises for the purpose of provi<ling a jointure 
for the wife of the saiil Henry Dulle, with remainder to the said 
Henry, r<'maindcr to George, his son, remainder to John Duffe, 
brother of Henry, and his heira inalo.-^iVo date. 



1544-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. loi 

77. Henry Duflo appoints Patrick Pcntcny, of Droglieda, Lis 34 
attorney, to Jelivcr seisiu of tlio lauJa mentioned in the preceding Hen. VIII. 
deeds. — Dec. 13, i6°. 

Membrane 13. 

78. Charter of Theobald Fitz- Walter Butler, of Ireland, to tho 
alibotand nionk.sof Wodcz, granting lands in tliocantred of Wodeny, 
Ocathelan,and Wcdczoifflian,tlio whole " thcud" of Wcdcnifidenurde, 
in the town of Olonken, with half of tho w.iter of Molkerno, with 
sack an<l sock, tholl and thoani, infangthef and outfangthcf, judg- 
ment of iron and water, and exemption from pontage, stallage, and 
pavage throughout his entire lands. Witnesses, Philip Wygorno, 
Hamond de Valen, W. de Burg, Adam do Ilerford, et multisaliis. — 
Enrolled at the request of John Ryan, Provost of Wothny. No date. 

79. Conveyance whereby GeofTry dez Ballifngo, son of Alniarac da 
Ballifago, gave and granted to God, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and tho 
abbots and monks, for the health of his soul, and of iiis ancestors 
and successors, the lands called Molas Island, as perambulated and 
divided ; To hold to the said Abbot and Convent for ever in per- 
petual alms; with ingress and egress through the lands of Gilbert 
Callagh, on tho affairs of tho house. Witnesses, George, Bishop 
of Emly ; William Warran, William Fitz-Philip, Philip Gregory, 
Richard Owen, Richard Fitz-Willia!n, Richard Be Mora, and others, 
Enrolled at the rerjuest of John Ryan ~No dale. 

Patent Roll, 35 IIenhy VIII. — 1544. 3j 

Hen. VIII. 
Membrane i. 

1. Pardon of Thomas Fitz-William, of Baggotrath, for alienating 
the manor of Churcheston and Fyanneston, in the county of Meath. 
— June 26, 35°. 

2. Livery of the possessions of John Ewerarde to Nicholas Ewer- 
arile, of Fyddert, his son and heir, with jiardon of intrusion to said 
Nicholas and Janet Hussey, late wife of John Ewerarde. — June2'j, 
35°. 

Membrane 2. 

3. Livery of the possessions of John Kcting, late of Baldoneston, 
in tho county of Wexford, to James Ketyng, cousin and heir of Philip, 
son and heir of said John. — For a fine of £S. — Sept. 3, 35°. 

Membrane 3. 

4. Pardon of John, son of Philii> Brannagho of Dunbarros Island, 
in the county of Wexford, otherwise called Shano M'Phillipo Bran- 
nagho of the "Qreto Hand." — Se2)t. 10, 35°. 

5. Pardon of Robert Walsho, gent., son of Gwillihallira Walshc, 
late of Tegehoran, in the county of Meath, — Se])!. 22, 35°. 



103 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1544- 

3S 6. Presentation of William Kcllie, chaplain, to the vicarage 
Hen. VIII. of St. Munchiii, in the diocese of Limerick, vacant and lawfully 
belonging to the King's presentation — Sept. 25, 30°. 

7. Grant of English liberty to Rory O'Morc, of Sti-adbally, in Leix, 
cbief captain in Leix, and of his people — For a fine of 205. — Sq}t. 
27, 35°. 

Membrane 4. 

8. Like grant to Melaghlen O'Laghlane, of Buryin, in the county 
of Thomond, gent. — For a fine of 13s. 4d — Sept. 29, 35°. 

9. Presentation of Florence Magthon, chaplain, bachelor of 
divinity, to the rectory and vicarage of Creaghe, in the diocese of 
Ross, vacant and belonging to the King's presentation, " pleno 
jure," in consequence of the late incumbent being an Irishman. — 
Sept. 28, 35°- 

10. Confirmation of the election of Andrew Stritche to the dean- 
ery of the cathedral church of Limerick, vacant by the resignation 
of Andrew Creagb. — Sept. 30, 35°. 

11. Pardon of Melaghlen O'Laghlen, of Burin, in the county of 
Thomond, gent., and Owen O'Laghlen his son. — Sept. 30, 35°. 

12. Pardon of Andrew Creaghe, clerk, in the county of Limerick, 
bachelor of decrees, formerly dean of the cathedral church of St. 
Mary, Limerick. — Sept. 30, 35°. 

13. Pardon of Sir Maurice O'Brien, knight, of Clonrawyn, chief 
captain of his nation in Thomond, also called Lord of Thomond. — 
No date. 

14. Pardon of Melaghlen O'lLillinan, horseman, otherwise called 
Melaghlen Alen, kern ; Loghlyii O'llalliuan, luirsemau, otherwise 
Logblcn Alen, kern ; Montaglie O'llalliuan, horseman, otherwise 
Montaghc Alen, kern ; Conuoboure O'l'allinan, -kern ; Owen Ualli- 
nan, horseman or kern ; and John Reoghe, horseman or kern, all of 
the county of Limerick. — So date. 

15. Pardon of Arthur Clohisse, otherwise O'Clohisso Mason. — 
Oct. 28, 35°. 

Memhrane 5. 

16. Appointment of Bartholomew Russell, of Seeton, in the county 
of Dublin, to the offices of Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench, 
Clerk of the Common I'lea.s, aud Keeper of tho Writs and Rolls in 
the King'B Bench — Oct. 23, 35°. 



1544] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 103 

17. Order for the consecration of George Dowdall, Arclibisbop of 35 
Armagh.— .Voti. 28, 35°. Hen. VIII. 

18. Pardon of Robert Bawn, son of Walter of Fassagbebentre, 
kern, and John Canite O'JIoroghc, otherwise called Sbean Leyghe, 
of Fasagbbentrie, keru. — For a fine of £3. — No date. 

19. Pardon of Robert and William Olmcr, Robert Wall, and 
William Swan, now or late of Greuoke, in the county of Meath, 
yeoman. — D.c. 7, 35°. 

20. Pardon of Douaghe Shillerie, otherwiie Cavanaghe, otherwise 
O'Byrne, of Innyscorthie, horseboy. — Dec. 7, 35°. 

21. Licence to Edward, Bishop of Meath, to appropriate and 
unite to the see of Meath for ever, the archdeaconry of Kells, with 
the rectory of Nobber. — Dec. 27, 35°. 

22. Grant to James, Earl of Desmond, pursuant to privy seal, 
dated 9 July, 35th year, of the entire hospital, messuages and lands, 
lying on the eastern wall of the cloister of St. Mary's Abbey, near 
Dublin, to the way leading between the "back-house" and the 
wall of the hospital, and those messuages lying between the hos- 
pital and the cemetery, and the gate within the precinct near the 
Anilytie and the wall of the late house of Frier's Preachers, the bake- 
house, brew-house, the gardens and waste places on the west of the 
house, the demesne lands in the suburbs of the city, viz., 50 acres 
and I stang of arrable, and 30 acres of pasture with marsh ; i mes- 
suage, a waste mill, 123^ acres of arable, 8 acres of meadow, and 10 
acres of pasture in the Grange of Clonelyfl'e, parcel of the demesne 
of the house; the messuages and hereditaments, called "the Fyrres 
of St. Mary's Abbey" (excepting, the church chancel, and aisle of 
the church, which the King retains), the building called the Abbot's 
Lodgings, the Abbot's chambers, the garden, the common orchard, 
the ash park, the tan-house, the Ankyster park, haggard, and barn, 
two gardens near the haggard, the garden on the east planted with 
large trees, all advowsons of churches and knights' fees, all which 
were valued by the King's Commissioners at .£14 i6s. 5c?., and bad 
been demised by patent, dated July 20, 35°, to Walter Pypparde, of 
Kylca, gent., for 21 years ; To hold to the said Earl and his heira 
male, by the one-fifth part of a knight's fee. — Dec. 20, 35°, 

Membrane 7. 

23. Grant of English liberty to Robert Browne — For a fine of 
6s. 8d.~Dec. 20, 35°. 

24. Presentation of William Moore, clerk, to the prebend of Clon- 
feacle, in the church of St. Patrick, of Armagh, vacant and in the 



104 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLy, [1544. 

35 King's gift, pro hac vice, "jure devolutionia," by reason of the occu- 
Hen. VIII. pation of the prebend by John O'Coyllan, on tlie presentation of the 
Bishop of Rome Dec. 22, 35°. 

25. Presentation of William Moore to the vicarage of Kylmore, 
in the diocese of Arma^^h, vacant, and in the gift of the Crown, 
"pro hac vice," for the reason mentioned in the preceding article. — 
Dec. 25, 35°. 

26. Presentation of Morgan Pfczhan, clerk, to the rectorial pre- 
bend of Harneston, in the diocese of Kildare, belonging to the 
King's presentation, "plcno jure." — Dec. 31, 35°. 

Membrane 8. 

27. Presentation of William Johnson, chaplain, to the parish 
church of St. Colunib, of Clonemore, in the diocese of Armagh, 
vacant, and in the presentation of the Crown, " pro hac vice tantuni," 
in right of the royal prerogative. — Jan. 2, 35°. 

28. Pardon of Patrick Macguire, clerk in the diocese of Dromore. 
—Jan. 3, 35°. 

29. Letters of confirmation and protection of Cornelius Mortun, 
prebendary of the prebend of St. Moncine, in the cathedral church 
of the ]51essed Virgin Mary, of Limerick, and one of the vicars 
there.— Jan. 3, 35°. 

30. Grant to Sir Denis O'Or.ada, knight, in consideration of his 
submission, of the manors and l()rdsln])s of Kyllucliulybege, Kyllu- 
chulymore, Seanboycronayn, Kyilokeuedy, Clony, Kyllcliomvryan, 
Enock, M'Procliayne, and a moiety of Kiltula, which he and his 
ancestors had intruded upon ; To hold to him and his heirs male 
" in capite," by the service of one knight's fee Jan. 5, 35°. 

Membrane 9. 

31. Grant to Sir William St. Leger, knight, and his heirs for 
ever, in consideration of his service, and of the sum of £60, of two 
■watennills on the Boyne, near Trim, of the yearly value of £3, 
witli the watercourse and weirs, lato parcel of the possessions of tho 
monastery of the Blessed VirL'in Mary, of Trym, and all the water, 
■watercourse, and soil of tlio Bivor Boyno, from the mill of Newo 
Hagg-ardo to St. Peter's Bridge, near the Neweton, of Trim, with 
all the fishings, wears, ■woods, and appurtenances. — Jan. 6, 35°, 



32. Grant to Bernard Fitz-Patricko, Baron of Upper Ossory, pur- 
it to King's letter, dated 9 July, 35° of tho reversion of tho 



I545-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 105 

lands wbich had been demised for 21 years to Walter Pepparde, of 35 
Kylca, by patent, dated June 20, 35°; and all the castles, lands, Hen. VIII. 

and services in the Grange of Balgeyth, otherwise the Grange in the 

Marches, otherwise Harroldcs Grange, amounting to the yearly value 
of £10 9s. 2d. ; according to an extent of the King's late Commis- 
sioners; To hold to him and his lieirs male by the service of i 
knight's fee, with a condition of forfeiture in case of conspiracy or 
disaffection to the Crown. — Dec. 5, 35°. 

33. Licence for Edward, Bishop of Meath, to alienate to Philip 
Peutney, of Tauragh, and Edward Felde, of Coussingeston, gent., 
the manor and lordship of Ardcatho, in the county of Meath, the 
lands of Ardcath, Balgeith, Portereston, Prensparke, Clony, Irishton, 
Boynardeston, Coruston, Largwy, otherwise, Largay, Prenston, 
Rowleston, Denaneston, Moreton, and Bertrameston, in the parish of 
Ardcath, and the -water-mill of Kylberbe ; and also to convey to 
Thomas Stephens, of Dublin, merchant ; William Cockes, Rector of 
Rathwere ; Roger Durran, Rector of Ardmulghan ; and Richard 
Gray, of Drogheda, chaplain, the manors and lordships of Scurlock- 
eston, Neweton, Killeane, and Clonarde, in the county of Meath ; 
To hold for ever Jan. 14, 35°. 

Membrane 1 1 . 

34. Grant of English liberty to Nicholas Dick?on, of Bertrames- 
ton Jan. 16, 35°. 

35. Pardon of John EUiott, of Dublin, yeoman. — Jan. 17, 35°. 

36. Presentation of Henry Darcy, clerk, to the canonry and pre- 
bend of Yoogeston, in the cathedral church of Saint Patrick, Dublin, 
vacant, and belonging to the King's presentation, "plenojure." — 
■^(in. 23, 35°. 

37. Pardon of James Sutton, son of David Sutton, of Achlare, 
and Gerald, son of John ..... [Illegible.] 



Patent Roll, 36 Henry VIII. — 1545. 36 

Hen. Vlir. 
Membrane i. 

1. Grant of English liberty to Thady O'Karroll. — May 13, 36°. 

2. Pardon of Oswald Banbrege, of Ballydowde, soldier, otherwise 
called Oswald Banbrege, cook, and Gregory Thydall, of Ballydowde, 
soldier. — May 13, 36°. 

3. Pardon of Thomas Rudleche. — May 33, 36°. 



io6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1545. 

36 4. Pardon of Edward Hussey, of Moylusse, in the county of 

Hen. VIII. Mcatli, Elicnore, liis wife, late wife of Patrick Kyntou, late of 
Laspo]icll, in the county of Dublin, deceased, and Gcnctc Kynton, 
for having alienated tlie manor of Dcrver, in the county of Meath, 
Donnioghan, Adaniston, Piiiilpston, Lawleston, Carike Shenaghe, 
Hicheston, Gybhcston, Tarfeghen, Callen, Baggotiston, Stabanan, in 
the county of Louth, and Laspopell, in the county of Dublin. — May 
20, 36°. 

5. Grant of English liberty to Hugh O'Neille. — June 7, 36°. 

Membrane 2. 

6. Licence to George, Archbishop of Dublin, and the chapters of 
the cathedrals of the Holy Trinity and Saint Patrick's, to alienate 
to Silvester Genyngs, of Thonia.scourt, Laurence Townley and 
Andrew Wise, the town of llathland, with 60 acres of arable land, 
lying on the south of the wood called Thomascourt ; To hold for 
ever, at a rent of i^s. 4d. — June 8, 36°. 

7. Pardon of Robert Browne, of Malrankan, kern. — June 13, 36°. 

8. Pardon of Thomas Stephens, of Dublin, alderman, constable 
of the Castle of Trim. — June 20, 36°. 

9. Pardon of Alexander Plunckett, of Luttrelston, in the county 
of Dublin, yeoman. — June 25, 36°. 

10. Pardon of Ferdoraghe M'Gynnos, and Donald M'Gynnos. son 
of the late Prior MacGynnos. — July 20, 36°. 

Membrane 3. 

11. Presentation of Edward Karlan to the vicarage of Syddan, 
in the diocese of Meath, vacant by the death of Henry Telynge, 
and belonging to the King's presentation, "pleno jure." — July 22, 
36°. 

12. Pardon of Patrick Plunkot, gont., and Alexander Plunket, of 
Fostneston. — July 24, 36°. 

13. Pardon of Richard Stephenson, soldier. — July 24, 36°. 

14. Pardon of Robert Boye Plunket, of Iri.-ihton, gentleman, and 
Thomas Plunket, of Arnianghe, " Brogaughe," gentleman. — July 
24, 36°. 

15. Pardon of George Roche, Archdeacon of Cork, rector of tho 
frco chapol there. — Aiiff. 3, 36°. 

16. Appointment of Henry Draycott to the oflico of Trcatjurcr, 



T545-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 107 

General Receiver, and Bailifl' of the Lordship and entire county of 36 
Wexford ; To hold for life, with a fee of £20 a-year, to be paid out Hen. VIII. 
of the revenue of the lordship. — Aug. 20, 36°. 

Membrane 4. 

17. Appointment of Thomas Sendall to the office of searcher and 
gauger, within the j)orts of Waterford and Rosse. — Pemdtimo die 
Auffusii, 36°. 

18. Presentation of Richard Hyvy to the vicarage of the parish 
church of the Saints Confessors Fretam and Bretam, of Donlere, in 
the diocese of Armagh, vacant by the resignation of Andrew 
Barnewall, last incumbent, and in the presentation of the Crown, 
"plenojure." — Sept. 3, 36°. 

19. Grant of English liberty to Patrick O'Moran, of Ladytown, 
in the county of Kildare. — Sept. 3, ;}6°. 

20. Grant of English liberty to Donal O'Perrall Buy, of Ballyn- 
bawn. — Sept. 4, 36°. 

Membrane 5. 

21. Pardon of George, son of Nicholas Paris, of Gyncheston, or 
Offaly, horseman. — Sept. 4, 36°. 

22. Grant to Henry Walsh, son of Patrick Walsh, of Waterford, 
merchant, and the Master, Brethren, and Poor of the Hospital of the 
Holy Ghost of Waterford, of the site, ambite, and precinct of the 
late monastery of Friers Minors, or Franciscans of the city of 
Waterford, called the Gray Friers of Waterford, with the close, 
cemetery and all its possessions ; To hold for ever, by the 20th part 
of a knight's fee, at a rent of 8s., in the name of a twentieth part. — 
No date. 

23. Licence to Elyce FitzGerald, widow of Edward Nugent, of 
Multefernan, who held his possessions of the Crown in capite, to 
marry any person she pleases. — Sept. 4, 36°. 

Membrane 6. 

24. Appointment of John Margettis to the office of Clerk of the 
First Fruits ; To hold for life, with a salary of £10 a-year. — Sept. 
20, 36°. 

25. Appointment of Henry Draycott to the office of Remem- 
brancer of the Exchequer; in as ample manner as Thomas de Saint 
Laurence, second Justice of the Pleas, held that office ; To hold for 
life.— -Sep^. 23, 36°. 

26. Grant to Francis Harbbart, of Ballicutland, and the heirs 
male of his body, of the manor of Ballicutlaud, alias Ballicutlare, 



io8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1345. 

36 in the county of Kildarc ; To be held by the service of one knight's 
lien. VIII. fee, at the rent of ^13 7s. i^d. — Sept. 27, 36°. 

Membrane 7. 

27. Grant to the Bishop of Mcath, uniting the archdeaconry of 
Kells and rectory of Nobbcr, " ad mcusam." — Aiif/. 5, 36°. 

28. Charter of incorporation of the Hospital of the Holy Ghost of 
Waterfonl, by the name of the Master, Brethren, and Poor of the 
Hospital of the Holy Ghost ; ordaining that the Master, Brethren, 
and Poor, and their successors, should, for ever, be a body corj)orate, 
with perpetual succession ; that they might have a common seal, and 
that Henry Walsh, sou of Patrick Walsh, merchant, should bo 
master of the hosjjital for life ; that the said Henry, and his succes- 
sors, masters, and the heirs of Patrick Walsh, with the advice and 
consent of the Mayor and Bailifls, and four of the Council of the 
city for the time being, or the major part of them, should have 
power and authority from time to time, for ever, to elect in the 
hospital three or four secular priests to celebrate divine service, 
who being so named and accepted, should be brethren of the hospi- 
tal; with power, upon reasonable cause, to remove them, and ap|)oint 
others in their place; and that so many paupers of either sex, to 
the number of 60 at least, of the sick, infirm, or impotent poor 
wandering in the city, when elected and accepted, with the master, 
should be one body corporate for ever, capable in law to acquire, in 
fee simple and perpetuity, lands and tenements, to the value of 
£100, as well in the city and suburbs as elsewhere. The charter 
also contains a licence to the Master, Brethren, and Poor, to i)ur- 
chase and to demise or assign lands to the yearly value of £100; and 
grants that the heirs of Patrick Walsh, with the consent of the 
Mayor and Bailifls, and four senior of the Council of the city, 
should have authority, after the death or deprivation of Henry 
Walsh, to elect another master, as often as to them should seem 
expedient ; and that the Master, Brethren, and Paupers, and their 
successors, and the heirs of Patrick Walsh, with the consent of the 
Mayor and Council of the city, should have authority to make rules 
and ordinances for the government and rule of the liouse and 
all matters touching the hospital ; that the Master, Brethren, and 
Poor should have faculty and autiiority to receive and accept all 
tithes, oblations, and obventions of all persons dwelling within tho 
hospital and the entire jirecinct of tho monastery,* and tho great 
garden to the said house adjoining, parcel of tho possessions of the 
monastery, and also authority to levy and grant sepultures for iill 
men choosing to bo buried in the chapel or cemetery within tho 
precinct. — Any. 15, 36°. 

• Ilcnry Wnlsli, in tho year 1545, purchn.ioil tlie dissolved raon.islory of Grny 
Friers (or the »iun of Xi^i ijs. 41I., nnj ohtJiiiiod a charter from Ilcnry VIII., 
erecting in the monastery the hospital above mentioned. 



1 545-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 109 

Membrane 8. 36 

29. Grant to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral church of J 

Saint Patrick's, Dublin, for the glory and honour of God, the 
Blessed Virgin, and Saint Patrick, dispensing with the necessity of 
residence upon their benefices, whilst they are commorant in the 
cathedral church, or within its precincts or limits, but requiring 

them to provide tit curates, having euro of souls, to administer the 
sacraments in their parishes and churches. — Aug. 20, 36°. 

30. Grant to Con, Earl of Tiroue, of the town of BalgrilFen, in 
the county of Dublin, excepting the mill and watercourse, late the 
possessions of John Burnell, attainted ; To hold for his life at a rent 
of 57s. lid., with remainder to Mathew O'Neyle, Baron of Dun- 
gennyn, and his heirs male ; To be held by the 20th part of a 
knight's fee ; and if the Baron should die without heirs male, the 
premises to revert to the Crown. — Sept. 20, 36°. 

31. Pension of £50 granted to William Nugent, late Prior of the 
house of Saints Taurini and Feghini, of Fower, in the county of 
Meath, to be paid out of the possessions of the pnory.—iTai/ 20, 36°. 

32. Grant of English liberty to Bernard O'Connor, of O'Haly. — 
Sept. 4, 36°. 

Menibrane 10. 

33. Grant to Henry Draycott, of the office of Second Engrosser of 
the Exchequer; To iiold during pleasure. — Sept. 15, 36°. 

34. Presentation of Thomas O'Hoygin to the vicarage of Kilme- 
kevoke, in the diocese of Ossory, vacant by the death of Dionisius 

O'Hoygin, and in the presentation of the Crown, "pleno jure." 

Sept. 16, 36°. 

35. Pension of £10 a-year to James Dillon, late Prior of the 
monastery of Kilkery, in the county of Westmeath, payable out of 
the possessions of the priory. — Sept. 26, 36°. 

36. Pardon of Magonio O'Callen, of Evaghmynyan, in the county 
of Louth, husbandman, for the murder of Monertagh O'Mullegan, of 
Tullaghe, in the county of Louth. — Oct. 10, 36°. 

37. Pardon of Levanio Piers, mariner, of Serriksey, in Zeland 
for the murder of Edmond Matue, of Serrikaey. — Oct. 20, 36°. 

Membrane 1 1 . 

38. Appointment of Edward Cadell, gent., to the office of Tran- 
scriber of the Exchequer; To hold during pleasure, — Oct. 26, 36°. 



110 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1545- 

36 39. Presentation of James Tobyn to tlie rectory of Old Rosse, 

lleii. VIII. in the diocese of Ferns, vacant by the resijjiiation of Thomas Ber- 
narde, and in the i)rcsentation of the Crown, " pleno jure." — Nov. 
10, 36°. 

40. Grant of English liberty to Walter Hanreuirlian, of the city 
of Waterford, tailor. — Xor. 24. 36°. 

41. Grant of English liberty to John O'Moran, of Droucry, in the 
county of Westmeath, chaplain. — ^ov. 27, 36°. 

42. Pardon of Maurice, son of Davys, in the county of Waterford. 
—A'ov. 8, 36°. (6'(c.) 

Membrane 12. 

43. Pardon of Thomas Bourkc, of Clanrycarde, son of William 
Bourke, late Earl of Clanrycarde, horseman. — 2'he last of November, 
36°. 

44. Pardon of Gonly M'Geoghegan, of Kynnalygbe, gent., sou of 
Cornelius M'Geoghegan, chief of his nation. — Dec. 6, 36°. 

45. Presentation of Thomas Barnarde to the vicarage of Kinsale, 
" upon the backe of Yoghull," in the diocese of Limerick, in the pre- 
sentation of the Crown, "plcno jure." — Dec. 7, 36°. 

46. Grant of English liberty to John Colleman, of Waterford, 
"Sherman."_i?'t6. 4, 36°. 

Membrane 13. 

47. Grant of livery to Richard Nugent, Baron of Delvin, son and 
heir of Christopher, late Baron. — Feb. 5, 36°. 

Memhrane 14. 

48. Grant to Edward Basenctt, Dean of S.aint Patrick's, and his 
heirs, of the castle and lands of Kiltiernan. — Feb. 7, 36°. 

49. Grant of English liberty to Jolin Quyne, of Clontarf, clerk. — 
Feb. 7, 36°. 

Memhrane 15. 

50. Pardon of Thomas Barncwall, Shcan O'Kayly, Cayher O'Rayly, 
Nicholas Tuitc, John Sage, Hubert Savage, Richard Savage, William 
.Savage, James Savage, Hugh O'Lynch, Cormerc O'Oowyn, Thady 
M'Gillyken, Donal M'Uowin, GeflVy M'Oillernowe, William O'Ronc, 
James M'Moricrde. kerns ; Donald O'Lyncbe, Bernard and Donal 
O'Lynchc, Donald M'l{rody,Shean M'Shinon, Hugh OUayly, William 
O'Kclly, Patrick O'Oowyn, and Gerald O'Kayly, for the murder of 
MathewGibne, of Caalleror, kern F<h. 7, 36°. 



1545] CHANCERY, IRELAND. iii 

51. Presentation of James Roclie to tlie rectory of Ballyntample 36 
Broi^henuy, otherwise Churchtown, in tlie diocese of Cork, devolved Hen. VIII. 
to tLe Grown, "pleno jure." — Fth. 10, 36°. 

52. Grant of Eug]i.sh liberty to Cormac O'Connor, of O'Fayly, 
horseman. — Feb. 13, 36°. 

53. Like grant to Henry Gegau, otherwise Kegan, of Kilskyrrie, 
in the county of Meath, chaplain. — Feb. 13, 36°. 

Memhrane 16. 

54. Pardon of Patrick Beytaghe, for the murder of John Macyn- 
ter ; reciting that he was indicted on Monday next, after the Feast of 
the Epiphany, in the 36th year, that being in the house of one John 
Fleming, in company with John Macynter, the latter, being drunk, 
said to Beytaghe, " thou art a knave ami a horeson knave ;" upon 
which Beytagh struck him in the he.ad with his left hand ; of wliich 
assault he, Macynter, languished and died. — Felt. 14, 36°. 

55. Pardon of Gorre Mackan, galloglass, for the murder of 
Catherine Dale March 6, 36°. 

56. Presentation of Patrick Cusake, of Portraue, to the rectory of 
Skirre, in the diocese of Mcath, in the presentation of the Crown, 
" pleno jure." — March 8, 36°. 

57. Grant of li very to Christopher Chivers, of Maston, esq. — March 
23, 36°. 

Memhrane 17. 

58. Grant to Conach O'Shyagall, Abbot of Asdara and Prior of 
Achros, of the bishoprick of Elphin. — No date. 

59. Grant to Thady M'Bryen, of Greneogoanaghe, and the heirs 
male of his body, of the manor, castle, or fort of Toghexgiene, 
which was recovered from the possession of certain robbers called 
the " Old Children," in Ogonaghe, in the county of Limerick ; To 
be held in capite by the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee, 
at a rent of 6s. 8d N'o date. 

60. Restitution of the temporalities to George, Archbishop of 
Armagh. — No date. 

61. Surrender unto the King, by the Bishop and Clergy of Meath, 
of all their procurations, in recompense and satisfaction of the 
parish church of Loghsewdy, and the chapels of Clonecally, Bon- 
owne, and Oghwall, parcels of the church of Loghsewdy. — March 
16, 36°. 



36 
Hen. VIII. 



PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1545- 

Dorso. 

Membrane 1. 

62. Decree of tlic Kinir'a Ciniuiiissioners, in a suit liclwceii llic 
Portrieve and Commons of Casliell, and Richard Fitz-Tlicobald and 
others, whereby it is ordered that the Corporation, tlieir successors 
and assigns, should have and possess the " commons," ar.d every part 
thereof, without, let or interruption. Signed, Gerald Ayluier, Jus- 
tice; Thomas llouth, Justice; Walter Kerdyll'e, Justice; Patrick 
Barnewall. — March 8, 33°. 

63. Surrender of the office of Chief Rememliraucer of the Exche- 
quer, by Thomas Ilouth, gent. — Xo date. 

64. Letter from the Lords of the Council to the Lady Katherine 
Butler, Piers Power, her son, and the gentlemen and freeholders 
of the barony of Galtyrc, in the county of Waterford; reciting that 
it had been decreed by the Lor<l Deputy and Council, that "William 
Wise, as well for setting forth of civil order amongst tiieni, as for 
other good reasons, should have his manor or house of Credau, free 
from all impositions or hostings ; i)Ut as tliis decree, hitherto, had 
no effect, tlieir Lordships, marvelling much they do"vilipende" 
the same, re(|uire them so to conform thcmselvea to the decree as 
their Lordships shall hear no further complaint of their obsti- 
nacy; and assure them, that if they attempt the contrary, they 
shall be pursued to their great displeasure. Signed, John Allen, 
Chancellor; James, of Ormond and Ossory, 'J'homas Lutcrell, Justice; 

John Ti-avcrs, Thomas Houth, Justice ; Edward Basnet, Dean 

Jult/ 29, 33°. 

65. Articles comprised in the King's letters sent to Sir Anthony 
Sentleger, his Grace's Deputy of Ireland, and others of his Council. 

Ilis Grace is pleased that Robert Sentleger, brother of the Lord 
Deputy, should have the rule and safe keei>ing of the honor and 
manor of Dungarvan ; and that he shall have for its custody all the 
services, fishings, and cu.stomes to the castle belonging, provided he 
maintain a sufficient number, resident at the castle, for its sure 
keeping : ami Ilis Grace remits payment of all arrears due by the 
Earl of Ormond, out of the profits of the saiil manor and castle ; and 
considering that the Castle of Dublin is one of tlie i)rincipal for- 
tresses in the realm, Ilis Grace being advertised of the good service 
of J<din Parker, the Constable, directs him to be )>aid .i'20 a-year, 
during his life ; and being informed that divers persons making 
Buit there in petty wages, not being able to serve on tIu>so wages, 
nor yet to discharge their duties in attendance, his Grace directs 
the Lord Deputy, incuutiucDtly, to discharge all euch as have petty 



IS45-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 113 

wages, and that henceforth none be admitted unto the same petty 36 
wages, without special instructions ; and being instructed that the Hen. VIII. 

Dean of Christ Church is a man, both for wit and other qualities, 

meet to be of the Council, His Grace directs him to be sworn and 
admitted ; he also gives instructions for the union of the parish 
church of Loughesede to the bishoprick of Meath ; and at the suit 
of the Queen, in consideration of the faithfid service of Edward 
Abecke, and in recompense of his interest in the benefice of Lough- 
sede. His Grace grants him, for the term of his life, an annual sum 
of 20 marks ; and directs that Con O'Negall, chaplain of O'Donell, 
should have the bishoprick of Elphin ; that I)avid Sutton should 
have the commandry of TuUy, in the county of Kildare, late belong- 
ing to the Lord of Saint John of Jerusalem ; and for the better relief 
of the charges of the Lord Deputy, the King desires to enlarge his 
yearly stipend, and gives him, over his old and accustomed fee, the 
sum of .£200 sterling, yearly. — Westminster, July 5, 30°. 

Membrane 4. 

66. King's letter directing Sir Anthony Saint Leger, Lord Deputy, 
to repair to the King's presence, to confer on the state and affairs of 
the Kingdom ; and nominating Sir Wni. Brabazon to be Lord Justice 
during his absence, — Oct. 12, 25°. 

Membrane 5. 

67. Commission to the Lord Deputy, John Alen, Lord Chanceflor j 
Sir Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice ; William Brabazon, Vice-Trea- 
surer ; and Sir Thomas Cusake, Master of the Rolls, to demise and 
farm let all manors, lands, and possessions which were then or should 
come to the hands of the Crown, for 2 1 years, in such manner and 
form as to them should be thought good or convenient. And as the 
Lord Chancellor now holds the farm of the late monastery of 
Bectyflo, and Henry Coley the farm of Carbery, for term of years, 
and other parties hold other farms, the King directs his Commis- 
sioners to bargain and sell the custody, ward, and marriage of the 
heirs of these persons. — Jiili/ 3, 36°. 

Membrane 6, 

68. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, stating that suit had been 
made to him by the Duke of Abbcrkyrke of Spain, on behalf of 
the Marquis of Defarra, who had married the Duke's daughter, 
and in consideration of the Duke's attendance upon the King's per- 
son during the wars, and his special good will and aflection towards 
him, he directs the Lord Deputy to deliver two goshawks and four 
greyhounds every year to the said Marquis, his son, and the survi- 
vor, and orders the Treasurer to pay the charges of purchasing 
them." — Dec. 9, 36°. 

" At a Parliament held in Dublin, ao Edward IT., a.d. 1480, was passed the 
following Act ; — Whereas " hawks" of divers natures, as span-owhawks, tercels, 
and of other kinds, were formerly of great plenty in the laud of Ireland, to the 

I 



114 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i545- 

36 'iMembrane 7. 

^^^ ■ 67. Conveyance, whereby John Comyn, chaplain, grants to Tho- 
mas, son of Maurice PurccU, and Catlicrine, his wife, such lands, 
rents, and services as he hath in Batliiigall, Loghton, Cloghrankan, 
and Bullilaniian ; To hold of the chief lords of the fee, by tlie ser- 
vice thereout due, and of right accustomed — Feb. 28, 5° Henry IV. 

68. Conveyance, whereby Thomas, son of Maurice Purcell, grants 
and conveys unto 'Walter, son of Roger Purcell, all such lands 
as he hath of the gift of GeofFry de la Ffreigue, in DrunihjTthyr, 
with the woods of Clonmore and Kilbegg ; To holil of the chief 
lords of the fee. — Tuesday next he/ore the Feast of the A])ostles i>ai7its 
Simon and Jude, 4° Ilenry V. 

69. Letter of attorney from Thomas, son of Maurice Purcell, to 
AVm. Purcell, to put Walter, son of Roger Purcell, in possession of 
the preceding lands. — Same date. 

70. Conveyance, whereby Jeffry FitzRoger de la Freigne, grants 
to Thomas, son of Maurice Purcell, the lands which he hath in 
Drumhirthir, with the woods of Clonmore and Kilbeg ; To hold of 
the chief lords of the fee. — July 2, 19° Richard II. 

Membrane 10. 

71. Indenture made between John Allen, esq., Lord Chancellor, 
and John Sotherton, of Norwichc, mercer; reciting that Allen bad 
deposited with Sotherton £100, and the latter had received the 
rents and profits of the Chancellor's lands in the county of Norfolk, 
but having sustained great losses in trade, the Chancellor in kind- 
ness and charity towards him, enlarges the time for payment of his 
debt for 8 years. — Oct. 14, 32°. 

72. Bond, wherein John Sotherton is bound to John Allen in 
.i'2oo, to be paid on the Feast of St. Michael, next after the date 
liereof — Oct. 15, 32°. 

73. The condition of the bond is, that John Sotherton shall well 
and truly observe and perform the covenants comprised in the pre- 
ceding indenture and bond. 

pleasure of our Soveretffn Lord the Kill};, ami otlur lords and peiitrr of liis king- 
dom of England, and of the said land of In-land, chielly for the merchandize to be 
gold, rather than any otliiT caiL«o, in so much that no hawks can be had for the 
pleasure of our .Si»ven*i;rn Lord the Kin^ and his lords; >vhcren[i4)ii the premises 
bein;; tenderly ci.n.sidered, it i?* ordained, adjudged, and enact^-il by the authority of 
the said l^nrlijinient, that wb;aevcr merchant shall take or earn." ha^ks out of the 
wild land of Irehtiul, sliall pay for each sparrowhiiwk ly, ^li. a tcn-d 6.^. 8*/., a 
falcon lO*. of cu>toni, and the |)<iunduKe aiconlingly, and whatsoever merchant 
ohall act contrary- to this Act, that as often us ho shall so do he shall incur the 
Iienolty of 40*. — Viipubliihed Statute: IlolU OJice. 



1545-1 CHANCERY, IRELAND. 115 

74. Grant and release by Edward, Bishop of Meath, and bis 36 
clerks, to the King, of 47s. 8d. ....... lien. VIII. 

[Incomplete^ 

Patent Roll, 37 Henky VIII 1546. 3^ 

Membrane t. Hen^III. 

1. Presentation of Nicholas Archdeacon, otherwise M'Odo, to the 
vicarage of Ballaughtoben, in the diocese of Ossory, belongino- to 
the King's presentation in full right — Penultimo die Aprilis, 37°. 

2. Pardon of John Dalton of the county of Westmeath, horseman, 
ani Margery Dalton, wife of Gerald Dalton, of Glascarne, gentle- 
woman, for the murder of Walter Dalton, horseman. — Penultimo die 
Aprilis, 37°. 

3. Grant of English liberty to Patrick McGillekalchill, of Trister- 
naghe, in the couuty of Westmeath, chaplain. — Last of April, 37°. 

4. Licence to Margaret Lamport, widow of Richard Rawcetor, 
late of ChurchtowD, in the county of Wexford, who held his posses- 
sions of the King " in capite," that she may marry at her will and 
pleasure whom she pleases. — Last of April, 37°. 

5. Pardon of Owen NoUan, of Neweston, in the county of Carlow, 
horseman, for the murder of Symon O'Doyle. — Mai/ i, 37°. 

Membrane 6. 

6. Pardon of Connor Coyn, Vicar of Rathwere, in the county of 
Meath, chaplain, for offences against the statutes of 28° &. 2g°.— 
May I, 37°. 

7. Grant to Edward Powre, bastard brother of the late Lord 
Power, of the church, cemetery, site, and possessions of the late 
abbey, cell, or monastery of Saints Koam and Borgam, other- 
wise called Brogam of Mothell, in the county of Waterford, and the 
lands of Mothell, Kylenaghe, alias Kj'Ibrem, Rathcormyke, Mono- 
largy otherwise Molargy, Ballylaughlyn, otherwise Ballylany, near 
Maghyn, Illanywrke otherwise Teamplewryke, and Tampleny, in 
the county of Waterford, and the Grange of Mockelere, in the 
country of Compsy or Compshenaghe in the county of Tipperary, 
the possessions of the said late house ; To hold for the term of his 
life. Reciting a lease dated August i, 33°, of the same monastery 
and all its possessions to Catherine Butler, of Curraghmore, and 
Peter, late Lord Power, for 2 1 years. — May 2, 37°. 

Membrane 3. 

8. Pardon of Sir Thomas Nugent, of Carrolanston, in the county 
of Westmeath, knight, Gerald Fay, of Comerston, Robert Fay, of 

I 2 



,i6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546. 

37 Karrolanstoii, Rediiiond Fay, Simon Fay, Thomas Pliinkct, of Lough- 
Hen. VIII. crewe, John Tlunkot. Gerald Phinkct, of Tybyrtc, Thomas Nugent, 

of Ballyryougho, William Nugent, of Karrolanston, Thomas Goul- 

dynge, of Liscloghcr, Edward Gouldynge, of Ballyntolg, Redmond 
Gouldynge, of Walterston, Peter Gouldynge, of Karrolanston, John 
Dardcs, of Tamplaueston, Edward Dardes, of Jovesteston, Edward 
Lewyshe, of Clonelyver, and Hubert Ferrall, of Collodoghcran. — 
May 4, 37°. 

Membrane 4. 

9. Nomination of Thomas Clynton, groom of the chamber, to the 
place of horseman ; To serve on all necessary occasions during his 
life, with a fee of gcZ. a-day — May 8, 37°. 

10. Grant of English liberty of Fergall Keering, of Houth, in the 
county of Dublin. — Maij 20, 37°. 

11. Pardon of James Walsh, of Moyvallie, or of Oflayly, horse- 
man. — May 27, 37°. 

12. Licence to Edvvard, Bishop of Mcath, and his clergy, to 
alienate the parish church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Painston, 
in the county of Meath, to Patrick Delafield, of Painstown, his 
heirs and assigns for ever. — May 30, 37°. 

13. Pardon of John King, of Maynoth, yeoman, for the murder 
of Walter White. — PenuUimo die Mail, 37 . 

14. Pardon of Dermot O'Dowan, of Becketife, in tlie county of 
Meath. — Ultimo die May, 37°. 

15. Pardon of Edward O'lleddyn, of Dysyrt Dermott, in the 
county of Kildare, husbandman. — Hame dale. 

16. Presentation of Adam Whittcy to the vicarage of Saint 
Degman the Martyr, of Kyllag, in the dioccso of Ferns, vacant 
by the resignation of John Bo.shcr, and in the presentation of the 
Crown "pleno jure." — July 6, 37°. 

Membrane 6. 

1 7 . Grant of English liberty to Nicliolas Coyn, of Donagbcompcr, 
in the county of Kildare, chaplain. — No date. 

I S. Grant to John Travcrs, of the manor of Rathmoro, in Leinster, 
with the ca.stle and mill there; and 1 20 acres of land in Katlinckyll, 
or Uathtorkyll, 100 acres in Monefyne, 200 acres in Bovcstown, 60 
acres in Knokkenynge, and 100 acres in Batlerstown, parcel of the 



1546.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 117 

said manor, with otliei- lands in Leinster ; To bold to him and the 37 
heirs male of his body, with reversion to the Crown ; To be held He n. VI II. 
" in capite" by knight's service, at a rent of 10 marks. — Signed, 
Stanyhurst. — A^o date. 

Membrane 9. 

19. Pardon of Lady EUenor Fitz-Gerrot, of Gortuyclohy, in Car- 
bery, of McCarthy Reogh, otherwise called Ellenor Fitz-Gerrote, late 
wife of Donald McKaihe, of Garbery. — July 8, 37°. 

20. Confirmation of the possession of Alexander de Saint Michael 
in the rectory or church of Saint John or Saint Thomas of Athye, in 
the diocese of Dublin. — July 8, 37°. 

21. Pension of £6 8s. ^d. a-year unto William Walsh, late Prior 
of the priory or monastery of Ballydrohyd, in the county of Cork, 
to be paid him out of the possessions of that house until he shall be 
promoted to a benefice of greater value than the pension. — July 1 1, 
37°. 

22. Presentation of Nicholas Power to the vicarage of Kylmekar, 
in the diocese of Ossory, in the gift of the King, "pleno jure." — No 
date. 

Membrane 10. 

23. Livery of the possessions of Sir James Butler, late Baron of 
Dunboyne, to Sir Edward Butler, his son and heir — Jxdy 10, 37°. 

Afembrane 12. 

24. Grant of English liberty to William Plinge, otherwise Gawie, 
of the city of Waterford, mariner. — For a fine of 5s. — Auff. 5, 37°. 

25. Grant of English liberty to John M'Eghey of Heineston, chap- 
lain. — For a fine of 6s. 8d — Aug. 8, 37°. 

26. Pardon of Thomas Agarde of Bectyffe, or of Trym, or Kil- 
maynham. — Aug. 26, 37°. 

Membrane 13. 

27. Presentation of Edward Butler, chaplain, to the vicarage of 
Mothill, in the diocese of Waterford, in the gift of the King, " pleno 
juTe."—Avc/. 26, 37°. 

28. Grant of English liberty to Cormac O'Chonnor, one of the sons 
ofBarnabyO'Chonnor, Captain of Ophalcy, horseman. — Aui^. 26, 37°. 



ii8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546. 

37 29. Pardon of Patrick O'Donnell of Catherlogli," goldsmitli. — For 

lien. VIII. a fine of 100 marks. — Sept. 8, 37°. 

30. Appointment of John Goldsmith to the office of Clerk of tho 
Council of Irelanil, ilurinj.' his life, with an annual fee of £20, in as 
ample manner as John Allen held the same office. — Sept. 27, 37°. 

Membrane 14. 

31. Presentation of John Calf, chaplain, to the vicarage of Nor- 
ronghe, in the diocese of Dublin, in tho gift of the King, "pleno 
jure."— ^e?><. 18, 37°. 

32. Presentation of Edward Mando, chaplain, to the vicarage of 
Duugarvan, in tho diocese of Ossory, and county of Kilkenny, in 
the gift of the King, " pleno jure." — Sept. 20, 37°. 

33. Pardon of Hans Vandouble of Enniscorthy, gunner and 
soldier, — Sejyt. 28, 37°. 

34. Grant of English liberty to Patrick O'Mulrain of Ballymeughe, 
in the county of Tipperary, kern. — Sept. ^o, 37°. 

35. Grant to Sir Osborne Itchingham, knight, and the heirs male 

of his body, of tho monastery of Donbrody, the grange of Donbrody, 
three fishing weirs, mills, and tithes, the customs of tho town of 
Coule,andall tho possessions of the dissolved monastery, in the county 
Wexford ; To hold in capito by knight's service, that is, by tho 
40th part of a knight's fee, at a rent of .£3 los. 6d. — Oct. 4, 37°. 

Membrane 16. 

36. Presentation of William Fitzger-ald, clerk, to the rectory and 
prebend of llarrieston in the Cathedral Church of Kildaro, directed 
to William Bishop of Kildare ; vacant by the resignation of Morgan 
Psezham, and in the gift of tho King, "pleno jure." — Oct. 16, 37°. 

37. Pardon of Odon, otherwise Efie O'Dorron of Newbay, in the 
county of Wexford, husbandman. — For a fine of £6 13s. ^d. — Oct. 
23. 37°- 

38. Pardon of Re<lmond O'llanlon, GildufTo O'Hanlon, Gihluflb 
O'Curre, Owen O'Rowerke, Dnii;ild M'Siiyniiekcn, Arthur O'Lawry, 
Arthur O'Fyc, Terence Cinylane, Shane M'Cowade, Rory O'Madegan, 
Edward O'Hanlon, of Ulster, kerns. — Nov. 1 1, 37°. 

39. Pardon of Eugene M'Ynlio, Eugene Dyaghe O'Teedognn, 
Patrick M'doire, Arthur O'Neyll, Rory O'llanlon, l?rien O'Neill, 
Morogan O'llanlon, Bryan M'Maghon, and Eugene O'Hoyo, kerns. — 
Nov. II, 37°. 

• Carlow. 



1546.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. up 

40. PardonofDennot McEghekery, Melauglilen O'Brynne, Donald 37 
O'Brynne, Morgbe M'Dowill, kerns. — Xov. 11, 37°. Hen. VIII. 

41. Pardon of John Ennose, Donnough M'Bryen, Mahon M'Shane, 
Dermot M'Dowill, and Donnough M'Quyskely, kerns. — Xov. 1 1, 37°. 

42. Pardon of Robert Browne, son of Thomas Browne, kern, or 

galloglasse. — Xov. 11, 37°. 

43. Pardon of Gerald Nugent Shane Glasse, Huegh O'Hylegan, 
Bryan M'Yntigh, Shane O'Kenney, Robert Leyden, and Thomas 
M'Pottere, of Westmeath, kerns Xov. 11, 37°. 

44. Pardon of Eugene Boy O'Thoyle, Art O'Byrne, Edward Gol- 
higgin, John GlasKinselagh, William Dufi'e O'Thoile, LoweM'Keogho, 
Morroughe M'Keogho, and Calvac O'Byrne, kerns. — Xov. 13, 37°. 

45. Pardon of Richard More O'Halpeny, Richard Negiogh O'Hal- 
peny, Richard Dufl" O'Halpeny, Neill O'Halpeny, Brian O'Halpeny, 
Felyni M'Shane, Rory Tathelen, Shean M'Gilmarten, Brien M'Kell, 
Patrick O'Halpeny, Torrolet O'Halpeny, Eugene O'Halpeny, Philip 
Telynge, and Ferrall O'Halpeny. — Xov. 13, 37°. 

Membrane 17. 

46. Pardon of Edward Sexten of Limerick, gentleman, merchant, 
one of the grooms of the chamber. — Xov. 24, 37°. 

47. Certificate that Teig M'Brene, sheriff of the county of Lime- 
rick, on this day, received from Edward Sexten, six sureties with 
their retinue, for his good bearing towards the King and his people, 
namely, John Rice, merchant ; Roland Arthur, merchant ; Edmund 
FitzRichard Bourke, Edmund Caghell, cook ; John Halloran, kern ; 
and Edward Lange, merchant. — Bee. 14, 37°. 

Annexed is a note stating that the preceding manucaption was 
returned into Chancery, upon the pardon of Edward Sexten. — Dec. 
30, 37°- 

48. Pardon of Edward Basenet of Deanrath in the county of 
Dublin, Dean of St. Patrick's, for the death of William Fowler. — 
Aug. 28, 37°. 

Membrane 18. 

49. Grant to Robert S. Leger and his heirs, of the manor of Kill, 
in the county of Kildare, parcel of the possessions of the late monas- 
tery of Thomas Court, near Dublin, for a fine of £61 2S. 6d. ; to be 
held in capite by the 40th part of one knight's fee, at the yearly 
rent of 13s. ^d. — Jan. 3, 37°. 



120 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546. 

37 Membrane 19. 

He n. YI II. ^^ Presentation of Robert Jones to the vicarage of Gauran, in the 
diocese of Ossory, vacant by the death of Thomas O'Morho, and in 
the King's gift, "pleno jure." — Dec. 6, 37°. 

51. Licence to Francis Petoo of Kilmaynham to export 500 pecks 
of corn or other grain, for a fine of 50s." — Dec. 13, 37°. 

Memhrane 20. 

52. Grant to William Walsh of the custody of all the manors, 
lands, and possessions which Thomas Walsh, late of Ballawly, in the 
county of Dublin, held of the King in capita, and which came to the 
hands of the Crown in consequence of the minority of John, son and 
heir of Thomas ; also a grant of the wardship and marriage of the 
minor, and the value of his marriage, should he decline when he 
shall be thereunto required by William Walsh. — Jan. 17, 37°. 

53. Presentation of Patrick Ivccau, otherwise Obecan, chaplain, to 
the vicarage of Culbanliir, otherwise Ardea, in the diocese of Kil- 
darc, in the gift of the King, "pleno jure." — Jem. 20, 37°. 

54. Presentation of Peter Rowe to the vicarage of Tryvet, in the 
diocese of Meath, vacant by the death of Richard Mortimer, and in 
the gift of the King, "pleno jure." — Jan. 20, 37°. 

55. Pardon (if Robert Nugent of Ballibretnagh in the county of 
Westraeath, gentleman. — Jan. 25, 37°. 

Memhrane 21. 

56. Appointment of John Brereton, Esq., to the office of Senes- 
chall of the Liberty of Wexford, or the Liberty of the county of 
AVexford j to hold during the pleasure of the Lord Deputy. — Jan. 
22, 37°. 

57. Grant of English liberty to Torolcto O'Connor of Balliporter, 
iu the county of Meath, gentleman, otherwise called Tirlough Roc 

• In a Parliament held at Dublin, before Thomas Fitzmauriee, Karl of Kildare, 
Deputy to tlic Dulic of Chirenco, 1 1°, 1 2° Edward II., wa-s passed the fidlowinp Act : — 
" A scarcity being occasioued by the f^rcat export of corn into ICnglnnd, .Scollund, anil 
Wales, it is enacted that no corn sliall be carried out i>f this kingdom under pain 
i>f forfeiting tlie com and ship or boat ; and the buyer of said corn, with intent of 
exporting, to pay 40». In the same rarliament an Act was passed that no master 
of a ship or lioat shall take more than 5.'*. f'lr the freight of a liorse to ICngland or 
Wales, nor for a nmikic only I2(/., nor bir a hawk only 12//., under the penalty of 
X5." And by an Act passed in a rarliament held in l>u1)lin, Friday next before 
the Feast of the ICpiphany, 1° Edward IV., it was forbi<lden to exiiort wheat com 
vhen it should arrive at a i>rice exceeding lOr/. for the peck of Hour, and 8^/. for 
the peck of corn ; and if any sliould be ultenipted to be e-xporled it should be for- 
feited, half to the King and half to the parly who should seize if. This slatulo 
also orders a coinage of money, of a penny, liki' new penny, with a *towu thereon, 
to be made in the Castle of Dublin. — Unimbliahi.il tStuttden: J!ollt OJicc. 



1546.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 121 

M'Murrogh O'Connor of Ferbill, horseman. — For a fine of 6s. 8d. — 37 
Jan. 28, 37°. Hen- Yin. 

58. Similar grant of English liberty to Donough O'Helan, other- 
wise called Donat O'Helan, priest. — For a fine of 6s. Sd. — Jan. 28,37°. 

59. Grant of Wardship to Patrick Barnewall, for a fine of £20, 
of the lauds and marriage of .Tohn Serle, son and heir of Patrick 
Serle, late of Shallon, deceased, whose lands on the death of .John, 
and by reason of the minority of Marion, his sister, came to the 
hands of the Crown. — F(^b. 3, 37°. 

Membrane 23. 

60. Pardon of Richard Nugent, Baron of Delvin, Thomas Nugent 
of Carolanstown, Walter Nugent of Taghmon, John Nugent of 
Kniglitswood, Richard Nugent of Fyunor, Gerald Nugent of Kyllona, 
Henry Djdlon of Clonene, James Nugent of the same, Redmond 
Dyllou of the same, Richard F.ay of the same, John Wesley of the 
same, James Fitzsimon of Tolghnalle, Walter Pollarde of Mayn, 
Robert Fitz Symon of Keuturke, Theobald Nugent of Surghanstown, 
Redmond Goldinge of Ballenetollaghe, William Nugent of Johnston, 
Thomas Nugent of Balleranaghe, ami John Plunket of Loghere. — 
Mar. 22, 37°. 

61. Pardon of Thomas Cusacke of Gerrardeston in the county of 
Meath, gentleman, Patrick Cusacke, son of the said Thomas, Walter 
Mychell, cottier, John O'Murnyghan, labourer, Thomas Gogorthe, 
husbandman, William M'Loys, husbandman, Philip Manchan of 
Stafford, husbandman, and Hugh Manchan, son of Philip. — Mar. 

62. Pardon of Donogh O'Coyllone of Kilmainham, horseboy. — 
Mar. 24, 37°. 

Membrane 24. 

63. Pardon of Peter FitzGerald, otherwise called Peter Baron of 
Denginmore, son of Roland FitzGerald, otherwise Roland Baron, 
late of Burnchurch, in the county of Kilkenny, horseman. — Feb. 
12, 37°. 

64. Licence to John Parker to alienate to John Blake of Rosse, 
merchant, the entire house or monastery of Friars Preachers of 
Rosbarcan, with all its possessions, in the county of Kilkenny, and 
also the monastery of Augustine Fri.ars of Clonmene, in the county 
of Wexford, for a fine of 15s. — Feb. 19, 37°. 

65. Wardship of the body, lands, and marriage of Robert Bath, 
son and heir of John Bath, late of Colpe, granted to Sir Gerald 
Aylmer, knight, for a fine of £10, — Feb. 26, 37°. 



122 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546, 

37 Membrane 25. 

J ' 66. Licence to Robert Saint Lager, esq., to alienate unto Lodo- 

vicke Tedder, William Barcar of Kilniainbam, William Saint Leger 
of Ulconibe, and Warbam Saint Loger of tbe same, tbe lordsbip or 
manor of Kill, and tbe lands of Aretewell, Arteston, Nycollston, 
Rallybrogge, and Aleston, in tbe county of Kildare. — Fth. 27, 37°. 

67. Licence to Edward Lord Bisbop of Meatb and bis clergy, to 
alienate unto Tbomas Dillon of Riverston, Nicbolas Field of Las- 
niullen, and Robert Cocks, Rector of Ratbwere, the advowson of tbe 
parish church of Painsworth, in the county of Meath. — Feb. 27, 37°. 

Membrane 26. 

68. Livery of the possessions of Christopher Usher, late of tbe city 
of Dublin, to John Usher of Dublin, merchant, his son and heir. — 
Mar. I, 37°. 

Membrane 27. 

69. Licence to George Archbishop of Dublin to unite the church 
of Saint John's of Kilniainbam and Saint James's, without tbe 
suburbs of tbe city of Dublin, to Saint Katberinc's in the suburbs, 
in consequence of the tenuity and proximity of the parishes. — 
Mar. 18, 37°. 

70. Livery of the possessions of David Sutton to Gerald Sutton 
of Sutton, gentleman, bis son and heir, for a fine of £10. — Mar. 
20, 37° 

Membrane 28. 

71. Grant to Robert Dillon, the King's attorney, for a lino 
of £30 13s. 4d., of the late monastery of Friars Carmelites of 
Atbnecrane, in Westmcath ; To bold for ever by knight's service, 
that is, by the tenth part of a knight's fee, as scutago runs, at a rent 
of i6d. — Mar. 20, 37°. 

Membrane 29. 

72. Wanlsbip of tbe body, lands, and marriage of Jenot Kenton, 
daughtorand heiress of Patrick Kenton, late of Laspopoll, in the county 
of Dublin, granted to Thomas Barnewall and Peter Barnewall, for a 
fine of twenty marks. — Mar. 22, 37°. 

73. Presentation of William Baron, otherwise PitzQerald, son 
and heir of Rowland FitzGcrald, Baron of Burncburch, to the vicar- 
age of Burncburch, otherwise Kiltraiiy, in the connty of Kilkenny, 
vacant by the resignation of Richard Mellcy, and in the King's 
gift, "[dcno jure." Uar. 21, 37°. 



1546.] CHANCEUy, IRELAND. 123 

Membrane 30. 37 

Hen. VIII. 

74. Presentation of Peter Lodovicke to the vicarage of Saint 

Katherine, in the diocese of Dublin, iu the gift of the Crown, "pleno 
jure."— i/ar. 24, 37°. 

75. Presentation of Thady Boee to the rectory of Effing, in the 
diocese of Limerick, in the King's gift, "pleno jure." — April i, 37°. 

76. Licence for Henry Sherwood and Richard Prowse to export 
500 pecks of beans, peas, and corn, wheresoever they please. — Mar. 
2X, 37°. 

77. Pardon of John Parker, Constable of the Castle of Dublin, 
and of Margaret Rowe of Luttrellstown. — Mar. 26, 37°. 

78. Licence to Sir William Wise of Waterford to convey to 
Thomas Plunkett of Killester, gentleman, and Thomas Fian of Dub- 
lin, merchant, a message, a water-mill, 60 acres of land, meadow, 
pasture, and underwood, a fishery and salmon weir, in Chapel 
Isoulde, in the county of Dublin. — Mar 26, 37°. 

Membrane 31. 

79. Grant to Edward Field of Cousingeston, Patrick Clinch of 
Skryne, and Philip Penteney of Tanaght, gentlemen, of the late 
monastery or house of Friars Observant of Multyfarnane, and all its 
possessions, in the county of Westmeath ; To hold in capite by 
knight's service, that is, by the twentieth part of a knight's fee, at 
a rent of 4s. — April 5, 37°. 

80. Licence to James Winfrey, rector of Painstone in the county 
of Meath, and to Patrick Delafield, patron of the same church, to 
alienate and grant to Edward Bishop of Meath a pension of £20 
out of the said rectory. — April 10, 37°. 

Membrane 32. 

81. Confirmation of the nomination of William Nugent to the 
rectory of Saint Patricks, of Trym. — JVo date. 

Membrane 33. 

82. Petition of David Fitzmichael Poer of the Boghkyll in the 
county of Waterford to the Lord Chancellor, concerning his right 
to half a plowland in Monemohog, in the county of Waterford, from 
which he was expelled by John Poer, brother to Poer of Kilmed; 
stating that the arbitration to which his case had been referred 
having proved inefficacious in consequence of the non-attendance of 
Poer, and he, the complainant, being a poor sick man, not having 



124 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546. 

37 any substance of bis own, and unable to journey to Dublin without 
IIcii. VIII. extreme hazard of his life, prays his Lordship to grant a commission 
to such indifferent persons as he should think fit to examine and 
determine the controversy. — No date. 

83. Commission directed to the Bishop of Waterford, the Mayor 
of Waterford, and others, to hear and determine the cause. — Sejit. 
•4, 36°. 

Order made by the Commissioners in the behalf of the said David 
Fitzniichacl Power, directing that he should have possession of the 
lands of Monyvohoge, as they were assigned to his brother, John 
Fitznicholas, until such time as John Fitzwaltcr Power should show 
a better title. — June 26, 37°. 

Borso, 
Memhrane 3. 

84. Commission to Sir Anthony Saint Legcr, knight of the gar- 
ter, Lord Deputy of Ireland ; John Allen, Chancellor ; Gerald Ayl- 
mer, knight, Chief Justice ; William Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer ; and 
Thomas Cusake, knight. Master of the Rolls, to make leases, and 
compound for wardships, and liveries. — Sejit. 6, 37°. 

Membrane 4. 

85. Convcyaiicc, whereby Marion Cruise, widow, grants unto 
Walter Ludlowe, Walter Crenaue, and Robert Blanchville, all her 
lands, possessions, and tenements in Cruiserath, in the county of 
Dublin ; To hold for ever, rendering to the chief lords of the fee the 
services due and accustomed. — Jan. 2, 1 5° Edward I V. 

86. Letter of attorney made by Marian Cruise to Robert 
Cruise, gentleman, to deliver unto Walter Ludlowe, Walter Crenene, 
and Robert Blanchville, possession of the lands of Cruiserath. — Jan. 
2, 15° Edward IV. 

87. Release executed by Marion Cruise to Walter Ludlowe, 
Walter Crcnanc, and Robert Blanchville, of all her right in the 
lands of Cruiserath. — Jan. 4, 15° Edward I V. 

88. Conveyance, whereby Richard Blanchville, Walter Crenane, 
Robert Blanchville, and Nicholas Ludlowe, grants unto .J<din Stokys 
and William White, all the messuages, lands, and tenements, which 
tliey possess in Cruiserath. — Aj)ril 17, 5° Henry VII. 

89. Power of attorney, re(|uiring John Blanohvillo to deliver 
seisin of the same lands to John Stokys and William White. — April 
17, 5°i/wry YII. 



1346.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 125 

90. Release Ly Richard Blancliville, Walter Crenaiio, Rdliort 37 
Blanchville, and Nicholas Ludlowe, to John Stokys and William IIcn. VIII. 
White, of all their interest in the same lands. — April 18, 5° Hem-y 

VII. 

Membrane 5. 

91. Conveyance by John Stokys and William Whyte, of the 
lands of Cruiserath, in the county of Dublin, to Richard Blanch- 
ville, and the heirs Tuale of his body; remainder to Thomasine, his 
daughter; remainder to the heirs male of Katherine Blanchville ; 
with remainder, as to a moiety of the lands, to the prior and con- 
vent of the Holy Trinity of Dublin ; and the other moiety to the 
master and wardens of the church of the Blessed Virgin of MuUa- 
hiddred.— J/ay 8, 5° Henry VII. 

92. Power of attorney to Peter PitzRery, to deliver seisin of the 
same lands. — May 1 2, 5° Henry VII. 

93. Deed between Walter Cruise of the Naal, and Bartholomew 
Blanchfield, of Dublin, whereby it was agreed that the said Bar- 
tholomew should enfeoff such persons as the said Bartholomew 
and Walter shall appoint in all his the said Walter's lands, of 
Cruserath, Bay, Dublin, or elsewhere, who, when so enfeofled 
shall stand seised of the same to the use of the said Bartholomew 
and Johanna, his wife, for life, with remainder in tail male, with 
remainder to Thomas Cruise, second son of the said Walter, for life, 
remainder in tail male, with divers remaindei'S over ; and with 
remainder as to the lands of Cruserath, to the cathedral church of 
the Blessed Trinity, of Dublin, for ever ; and as to the lands of Bay 
and elsewhere, to Saint TuUoch's church within the city, for the 
support of a priest for ever ; and it is further agreed that the said 
AV alter should enfeoff such persons as should be appointed by the 
parties aforesaid in his lands of Tyrrellstown, with the mill and 
watercourse of Pasloweston, in the parish of Mullahidred, in the 
county of Dublin : to hold to the uses expressed in the deed. — April 
10, 30°. 

94. The King directs Sir Anthony Saint Leger, Lord Justice, 
to repair to England, to consult on the state and affairs of the realm, 

and appoints W. Brabazon, esq.. Lord Justice, during his absence. 

Feb. 16, 37°. 

95. The oath of the Lord Justice, taken on this day, in the cathe- 
dral of the Holy Trinity — April i, 37°. 

96. The oath taken by John Brereton, esq., in the house of the 
Lord Chancellor, near the cathedral of Saint Patrick's, faithfully to 
execute the office of seneschal of the liberty of the county of Wex- 
ford. — April 2, 37°. 



126 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546. 

37 Membrane 8. 

" 97. Letter from the King to the Lord Deputy, the Lord Chan- 
cellor, and the Council, directing them to cease jxij'ing William 
Cantwell the wages of i2(i. a-day for himself, and 6(/. for his man, 
that in lieu thereof the Council shall pay to Pcirse Walsh 1 2d. a-day 
for his life, to Oliver Nugent 4(/. a-day, and to Owen White 4</. 
a-day ; nominating the Archbishop of Armagh, Sir William Wyse, 
and Francis Harbard, esq., to be of His Majesty's Council ; directing 
that Ladv Cvcylie, daughter of the Earl of Kildare, shall retain the 
plate in her hands which belonged to her father, as of the King's 
gift ; that the Constable of the Castle of Dublin shall have the oBice 
of Marshall of the Courts, paT,-ing yearly unto Edmond Griffith, 
Keeper of the Garden at Hampton Court, during his life, such sum 
as has been accustomed to be paid for the duties of that office ; that 
the Chancellor shall pass patent to John Goldsmith, of the Hospital 
of Saint L;iurence, near Drogheda, for his life; enquiring what lands, 
to the value of £ 10 a-year, can be given to William Keating, captain 
of the King's " kern," and after his decease to such one of his sons 
as shall be found fit to fill the same office; and directing an annuity 
of £10 to be given to Hugh O'Neill, in augmentation of his living, 
in consideration of his long service ; to be paid out of the college 
of the Newry. — Sov. 12, 38°. 

Membrane 12. 

9S. Decree of the Lord Deputy and Council in favour of Robert 
Walsh, against Nicholas Walsh of Cloucurry, in relation to certain 
lands in Kilmore Bronagh, in the county of Kildare, which had 
been claimed by the said Nicholas as cousin to Andrew, father of 
Johanna, who enfeoffed the jdaintiff. Signed by the Lord Deputy, 
Sir William Brabazou, and Thomas Cusake, Master of the RoUs.^ 
Jan. 1 1, 36°. 

Membrane 15. 

99. Decree in a suit between William Sutton and James Keating, 
in relation to the lands of Affaddes, in the county of Wexford ; It 
appearing by imjuisition, taken at Hoss, 3 September, 30°, that the 
said William, as heir of Richard Sutton, was entitled to the lands 
in disjiute, the Lords of the Council gave judgment aocordinglv. 
Signed by Anthony Saint Leger, Deputy; John Allen, Chancellor; 
James of Omiond and Ossory ; Gerald Aylmer, Justice; William 
Brabazon ; James Bathe, Baron ; Tliomas Cusake, Master of the 
Rolls; John Travcrs.— i■«7)^ 8, 35°. 

Membrane 1 9. 

too. Leave of absence for Sir John Allen, Lord Chancellor, to 
repair to the King's presence. Sir Thomas Cusake, Master of the 
Rolls, to have the custody of the great seal during his absence.— 
Mai, '. 38°- 



1546.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 127 

Memhrane 20. 37 

loi. Deed of entail between John Serjeant, citizen of Dublin, and 

Robert FitzGefferie, of Meones, and Johanna, his wife, daughter of 
tiie said John, coneeruing several tenements in the city of Dublin ; 
To hold by the service of a rose. — Alonday next after the Feast of 
St. Thomas the Apostle, 1-!° EdwarJ III. 

102. Conveyance, whereby Agnes Netterville grants unto Thomas 
Esmond and William Gerrott, the manor of Douth, several messuages, 
and a carucate of land in W'elham ; to hold for ever — Dec. 4, 15° 
Henry VI. 

103. Power of attorney, whereby Agnes Netterville nominates 
John Wafre, to put Thomas Esmond and William Gerrott in posses- 
sion of the premises. — Dec. 12, 15° Henry VI. 

104. Power of attorney, whereby Thomas Esmond and William 
Gerrott nominates Walter Reve, their attorney, to receive from 
Agnes Netterville, seisin of the manor of Dowth, and of the premises 
and lands in Wilham. — Dec. 12, 15° Henry VI. 

Memhrane 21. 

105. Feoffment executed by Thomas Graunt of Athboy, unto John 
Tirrell of Trymletson, and William Penteny, vicar of Moorechurcb, 
of all his lauds in Athboy, Gilbertston, Horsyngston, and Ploskeston, 
in the county of Meath. — Jan. 11, 19°. 

106. Declaration of the intent of the preceding feoffment, namely, 
that the said William and John, and their heirs, shall stand seised 
of a moiety of the premises, in trust, for the use of Sir John Barne- 
wall, Lord of Trimlestown, his heirs and assigns. — No date. 

Power of attorney from Thomas Graunt of Athboy to Patrick 
Kenton of Trimleston to deliver livery and seisin of those lands to 
William Penteny, Vicar of Moorechurcb, and John Tyrrell of Trim- 
letson. — Jan. 11, 19°. 

Memhrane 22. 

Award of Richard Goule, Mayor of Cork, William Terrie, and 
Walter Terrie, Bayliffs, in a suit between William Coppinger, of 
Cork, and William Goule, of Kilmallock, priest, concerning a wall 
dividing their premises ; the parties desiring a trial, " after the cus- 
tom and usage of the city ;" on the examination of expert masons and 
carpenters, it was decided that the parties should occupy the wall 
as a party-wall henceforth. — Jan. 22, 24°. 

Award of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and entire Council of the city con- 
firming this judgment. — July 12, 36°. 



138 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546. 

37 107. Commission from the Court of Chancery to Doniinick Roche 
Hen. VIII. and Jolin Coppingor, of Cork, merchants, to hear, examine, and de- 
tnrminc the preceding controversy. — Jan. 31, 37°. 

Tlie jury sworn and chosen hy the Commissioners before the Mayor 
and Bailitls in open court, declaring tliat they found tlieir verdict 
liy the " landgablc," records and usage of the city. — May 8, 38°. 

Thomas Ronayn, mayor. James Tyrrye, hailifT. 

James Roche, mayor. Dominick Martell, bailifl'. 

Patrick Copinger, ahlerman. William Brown, bailifl". 

AVilliiim Artcr, l)ailiff. John Galvj', merchant. 

Edmund Co]iinger, alderman. John Ponclie, mercliant. 

David Walsh, bailill'. John Thayke, merchant. 

Order made by Dominick Roche and John Coppinger Id tlie suit. — 
May 8, 38°. 

Membrane 23. 

108. Commission from the Court of Chancery to the Maj'or and 
Bailifis of Cork to licar the cause. — June 2, 38°. 

The return of the Mayor an<l Bailills to the Lord Chancellor stat- 
ing that the suit was already determine<l by the former commission. 
Signed, James Qowll. Mayor of Cork ; Nicholas Lobarde, Bailifl' of 
the same ; Andrew Galvey, Bailiff of the same. — June 20, 38°. 

Membrane 24. 

109. Commission from the Court of Chancery to Ricliard Goule, 
Mayor, and Thomas Ronan, William Sarstield, and Dominick Sars- 
field, to perambulate and determine the said suit. — Xov. 19, 38°. 

1 10. Order of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Council, in relation to the 
wall in disjiute. — Dec. 17, 38°. 

Richard Goule, Alayor of Cork. 
Tln)ma.s Ronan. Richard Tvrry. Ilenrie Skyddc. 

William Sarsliehl. William Skidllo. Richard Roche. 

Dominick Martelle. William Tyrril. Edward Galvey. 

Membrane 25. 

111. Commission from Chancery to the Mayor of Cork and several 
others, to hear and determine the suit. — June 1 2, 3° Edward VI. 

112. Award of the Mayor, Hailifls, and Council, signed by (lie 
King's CommisHioncrs, Richard Goule, .lames Goide, Thomas Hnnan, 
James Roche, William Sarslieldc, 1'lionias Kottrell, Marcus Roche. — 
■April 4, 3° L'dward VI.; Jidy 9, 3° Edward VI. 



1546-7.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 129 

113. Decree of the Lord Chancellor confirming the former orders, 37 
•and ordering that Thomas Fagan shall pay 40s. costs to William Hen. VIII. 
Coppinger. — No date. 

Patent Roll, 38 Henry VIIL, Part i. — 1546-7. 38 

Hen. VIII. 
Membrane i. Part i. 

1. Pardon of Thomas Dalton, of Ballyntample, in the county of 
Westmeath, horseman, for the murder of James Dalton, horseman, as 
alleged.— J/ay 28, 38°. 

2. Livery of the possessions of John Devereux, late of Balleteig, 
to Nicholas Devereux of Balmager, gent., his grandson and heir. — 
For a fine of £^.—Matj 30, 38°. 

Membrane 3. 

3. Pardon of Patrick O'Conyne, tiler, for the murder of Dermot 
Rath tor, as alleged June 10, 38°. 

4. Pardon of Gerald Porster, of Bosserston, in the county of Kil- 
kenny, labourer. — June 10, 38°. 

5. Pardon of Robert FitzWilliam Pouer, of the county of Water- 
ford, gent. — July 6, 38°. 

6. Pardon of Donell Boy O'Nare, of Kilheale, in the county of Kll- 
dare, kern, for the murder of John Vale. — Sept. 24, 38°. 

7. Pardon of Walter Fitz.James FitzHerbert FitzGerrott, of Art- 
well, and Thomas Weldon, of Stacallan, late of Cloncurry, yeoman..^ 
Nov. 8, 38°. 

8. Pardon of Walter Bermingham, of Meylerston, otherwise 
Walter Oge Bermingham, of the county of Kildare, for stealing 4 
cows and 14 pigs. — July 20, 38°. 

9. Pardon of John Eustace, gent. — Oct. 9, 38°. 

10. Pardon of John O'Melone, of Taghdowe, husbandman. — Nov. 
8, 38°. 

n. Presentation of Robert Johns to the vicarage of Tullaghfelym, 
in the diocese of Laughlin, vacant by the death of Gerald McMorer- 
taghe, and in the gift of the King, "pleno jure." — June 26, 38°. 

Membrane 4. 

12. Grant of English liberty to Conac O'MuImoy, of Dervacke, 
c\QTk.—Sept. 23, 38°. 



130 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546-7- 

38 13. Similar grant to Tliady O'Corrigan, of Dervack, scholar. — 

Hen. VIII. Sept. 23, 38°. 

Part I. T^ . 
1 4. Similar grant to Patrick O'Donylan, otherwise Dongan, chap- 
lain. — Sept. 24, 38°. 

15. Similar grant to William M'Carmyck, chaplain — Oct. 1, 38°. 

16. Similar grant to William Doyue, otherwise O'Doyn, clerk. — 
Nov. I, 38°. 

17. Similar grant to Donal M'Qynde, clerk. — Nov. i, 38°. 

18. Licence for Robert Jans, of Baggotrath, to export 600 pecks of 
grain For a fine of £3, that is a penny for each peck. — Sept. 24, 38°. 

19. Pardon of Peter Boyse, of Culgaghe, in the county of Meath. 
—Sept. 25, 38°. 

Membrane 5. 

20. Election of Cornelius O'Dea, chaplain to the Earl of Thoniond, 
to the Bishoprick of Killaloo, vacant by the resignation of James 
Curyn.— J»/y 3, 38°. 

21. Licence for NicholasHandcock, of Dublin, merchant, to export 
600 pecks of corn or other grain Jiily 10, 38°." 

22. Consecrationof Cornelius O'Dea, Bishop of Eillaloe. — Juli/ u, 
38°. 

23. Presentation of Richard Berniingham to the vicarage of Bally- 
mory, in the diocese of Meuth, vacant by the death of John Cofly, 
and in the gift of the King, "plcno jure." — Auy. 12, 38°. 

24. Presentation of Thomas Fleming to the vicarage of Saint 
Micliael, of Ratlinioli'an, in the dioceso of Meath, vacant by the 
death of Thomas Sthell, and in the gift of the King, "plono jure." 
—Sept. 20, 38°. 

25. Licence to William Wise, of Watcrford, mcrohant, to export 
1,000 pocks of corn or grain — Sept. 38°. 

• By an iinpiililiaheil Statute, 10° Eilwaril IV., it in cnmmnnilod thai lorn sliall 
be Willi nl till' follciwiiiK iiriuc, viz. : — The peck of wlicnt, for i6<i., or witliiii ; oata, 
4d. ; barli'V, 8(/. : wlu'Utmeal, lod. ; natnu'al, 6il. ; boaim or ix-nn, 71/. ; barrcll of 
licrrinpi, $'■ fJ- ; iiiiuuic of rod herrings, 4.*. ; a \<ee(, lo». ; a cow of the licjit, 6s. 81/. j 

a nl p. 8(/. ; a pin, y. 41I. ; 11 kooih', .1r/. ; a yoimn pig, ^<l. ; a pi-ck of salt, 8(f. ; a 

pt'ck of coabi, (itl. ; a yiinl of icmriw ilolli, j». ; a yard of frize, a yanl wiili', 6<l. ; a 
gn-v hide. 6f/. ; a yellow hide, 10/.; a pair of bent .Hhi>e.H, ^i/. ; woinen'H tihtte.s 2(/. ; 
a gallon Ih-nI beiT. i^il.\ a gallon of Kui-hi'lle wine, 6(/. ; a gallon of Gat«ooigiio 
wine, 8</. ; a gallon of .Spanish wine, io</. ; a hundred of white yarn, 30*. ; a hundred 
of broad Uuen cloth, i6«.— .yra(u/c JloU, RuUa Office. 



I546-7-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 13, 

26. Pardon of Elinor Fitzgerald, sister of the late Earl of Desmond. 38 
—Sept. 20, 38°. Hen. VIII. 

Membrane 6. I'art i. 

27. Livery of the possessions of Thomas Fitzgerald to Maurice 
Fitzgeralde, of Ballyfeighan, son and heir of said Thomas. — For a 
fine of £26 13s. 41I., Irish. — Aiii/. 12, 38°. 

Membrane 7. 

28. Appointment of John Bath to the office of Principal or Chief 
Solicitor of Ireland, vice Walter Cowley ; To hold during pleasure, 
with a salary of £10, Irish. — Feb. 6, 38°. 

29. Appointment of Nicholas Pigote, to the place of Serjeant 
or soldier, in the Castle of Dublin, for life. — Dec. 8, 38°. 

30. Presentation of Donal M'GuiJe to the rectory of Saint Canice, 
of Agheboo, in the diocese of Ossory, vacant by the deprivation of 
Donald M'Costigane, an Irishman, and in the presentation of the 
Crown, "pro hac vice." — Nov. 2, 38°. 

31. Pardon of Nicholas Field, of Malafene, gent., for the murder 
of Charles Espinall, late of DuUeeke, in the county of Meath. — Feb. 
4, 38°. 

Membrane 8. 

32. Appointment of Sir Nicholas Rede to the office of Lord Chan- 
cellor of Ireland, during pleasure, with the usual fees and emolu- 
ments, in as ample manner as John Aleyn held that office, and with 
a fee of 300 marks in addition, to be paid out of the customs of 
Dublin, Drogheda, and Dundalk. — ^iVbi'. 6, 38°. 

33. Pardon of James Walshe, son of Oliver Walsh, of Moyvally, 
and Richard TirreU, of Newcastell, brother of Redmond TirrelL — 
Feb. 4, 38°. 

34. Pardon of William Richone, of Glascarne, in the county of 
Meath, and William Richone, of Wotone, in the county of Meath. — 
Feb. 7, 38°. 

Memhrane 9. 

35. Licence to George, Archbishop of Dublin, with the consent of 
the Chapter of the Cathedrals of the Holy Trinity and Saint Patrick, 
to alienate to Robert Eustace, Prebendary of Malahiderte ; William 
Pentneye, Vicar of Morchurche ; William Hamlen, Vicar of Saint 
Peter's of Drogheda ; Andrew Barnewall and John Tyrrell, Vicars 
of Rathkenye, the office of Constable of the manor and castle of 
Swords, from the death or surrender of Thomas Fitzsimone, of 
Swardys, in trust for the use of Patrick Barnewall, of Gracedrewe, 
and his heira for ever, — No date. 

E 2 



Part I. 



132 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1546-7- 

38 Dor so. 

"™- ^"'- Membrane 2. 

36. Charter to the citizens of Dublin, inspecting and confirming 
a charter of King John, who, whilst he was Lord of Ireland, amongst 
other priviloges conferred upon the citizens, commanded that no 
foreign nierelr.mt should huy, within the city, of any stranger, corn, 
leather, or wool, but only from the citizens themselves ; that no 
stranger should sell cloth by retail in the city, and that no merchant 
should remain iu the city with his wares over 40 days, and that the 
citizens should have all their reasonable guilds as the citizens of 
Bristol ; the King also inspects a charter of Henry the VIL, who 
inspects and conlirms a charter of Edward the IIL, who inspects a 
charter of Edward his father, who inspects the charter of King John 
his grandfather; the present charter, deeming every thing in these 
charters acceptable, ratifies, approves, and confirms them in every 
particular. — April 20, 1°. 

Dorso. 
Membrane 3. 

37. Commission directed to Sir Anthony St. Leger, knight, Lord 
Deputy of Ireland, Sir Richard Rede, Lonl Chancellor ; Edward, 
Bishop of Meath ; Sir Thomas Cusakc, knight, Master of the Rolls, 
and others, to receive a surrender from the Dean and Chapter 
of Saint Patrick's, Dublin, of the Cathedral Ciiurch or College of 
Saint Patrick, with all its lands and possessions, and all the jewels 
and ornaments of the church. — Nov. 8, 38°. 

38. The return of the Commissioners ; who certify that on the 8 

January, 38°, they caused the Dean and Chaj)ter to appear before 
them in the Chapter House, and received from them an acknowledg- 
ment of their surrender in writing, dated 8 January, for the purpose 
of enrolment iu Chaucery. — Jan. 16, 38°. 

39. Surrender by Edward Bassenet, Dean of Saint Patrick's, Dublin, 
with the consent of the Chapter, of the Cathedral Church or College 
of Saint Patrick, with its appurtenances near the city of Dublin, and 
of the site, circuit, belfry, and cemetery, with all manors, lands, tene- 
ments, woods, reversions, knight's fees, wardshi|>s, marriages, native 
men and women, and villains, with their followers, courts leet, hun- 
dred, with all charters, oviilence, and writings, ami all utensils, 
ornaments, and jewels belonging to the callu'dral. — Jan. 8, 38°. 

Membrane 4. 

40. Conveyance by Walter Culvercokc, of Madoke, Burgess of the 
town of Wexford, to Nicholas his son, and Anablo Hay, daughter of 
Nicholas Hay, of Hill, their heirs and assigns for ever, of three l)ur- 

gagericB, in tho parish of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Wexford. 

Monday next after (he Feast of Saint Peter, 36° llenry VI. 



IS46-7-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 133 

Mnnbrane 7. 38 

41. Will of James Earl of Ormond and Ossory ; directing that if Hen. VIII. 
the third part of all his goods called the " dead'.s portion," after his P'""' '• 
funeral and other convenient works of alms-deeds, should not extend 

to the payment of his debts, the payment thereof should be satisfied 
out of the issue and profits of all his lands ; that his son and heir 
should have the "principals" of all his goods and "cattails," like as 
he had of the lord his father ; that his brother Richard should have 
his purple gown furred with lusards, his crisoni satin coat, em- 
broidered and cut, his hose and doublet, his third best standing cup, 
and his best horse; that his base daughter, Giles Butler, should have 
forty kine and twenty caples, in consideration that she is married, 
and if she were not married, £20 yearly ; and he distributes his 
lands and possessions equally amongst his younger children to the 
value of £400 a-year. — Signed, James Erie of Ormond and Ossory. 
— March 10, 37°. 

42. Codicil ; directing his body to be buried in the church of Saint 
Thomas of Acres, with others, the Earls of Ormond; that his 
son and heir being in the Princes Grace's Court, should have his 
basin and ewer, a silver pot, a salt, a " ny we bole," a trencher, 
and a silver spoon ; to his wife, he leaves his best bracelet of gold 
for a token ; to the Lord Chancellor of England his new gilded 
goblet with a cover ; to Master Houthe his pension of 20 nobles 
during his life ; £4 to Sir James Breton's brother, to keep him at 
Oxford; £10 to Nicholas Whyt, of the farm of Gerypont, to keep 
him at the Inns of Court, and the little island, he being bound to his 
son as his father w.as to the Earl; "that Thomas O'Dea lose nothing 
" of his right by 'clokynge' or violence, but only such as he shall be 
"content to depart with all willingly inwards the benefits done unto 
" him; that each of his men have an honest livery in black, and 40s. 
"in each of their purses, to bring them home." — Oct. 18, 38°. 

43. Award of Davy Boyton, Portrieve of Cashel, and Piers Nashe, 
merchant, arbitrators, in a suit between John Fitz-John, of Shad- 
danneston, and Onnour Weyn, Sir Tadee Connow, and Sir Cornell 
Conow, concerning a parcel of land called "the great croft;" upon 
examination of witnesses sworn, the arbitrators decree that William 
Connow should possess the "great crofte" during his life, "consider- 
ing that he had no children." — Signed, David Boyton, Portrieve of 
Cashell, Peter Nashe. — Feb. 3, 31°. 

44. Decree of the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Ormond and 
Ossory, Sir William Brabazon, and Robert Cowley, Master of the 
Rolls, directing that John Saint John should have the benefit of the 
preceding award in every point until such time as he should be dis- 
turbed by due order of the King's laws or the King's Commis- 
sioners. — Signed, John Alen, K. Chancellor ; James Ormond and 
Ossory, William Brabazon, Robert Cowley, Master of the Rolls. — 
Api-U i3> 31°- 



134 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

38 Patent Roll, 38 Henry VIIL, Part 2. — 1547. 

Hen. A'lII. 
Part 1, Membrane i. 

1. Surrenderor theVonvent of Saint Brigidc of Odder, of tlic Order 
of Saint Augustine, in the county of Meatli, by Margaret Shyke, 
Abbess, with the consent of the Convent; and of the church, belfry, 
and cemetery, and all its ])Osscssions ; the lands of Odder, Callaghton, 
near Fowyr, and near Kells ; the Nuns Park, Skryne, Callaghton, 
near Clonards, and the rectory of Odder, in the county of Mcath. 
Dated in the Chapter-house, Jul;/ 16, 31°. 

2. Endorsed on the preceding surrender is a memorandum, that 
the Abbess and Convent, assembled in the Chapterhouse, volun- 
tarily acknowledged the preceding surrender, delivered it into tho 
hands of the Lord Chancellor, tho Vice-Treasurer, and the Master 
of the Rolls, and prayed that it might be enrolled in Chancery 
in " perpetuam rei inonioriam." Names of witnesses, George, Arch- 
bishop of Dublin ; Thomas Cusake, of Consyngeston, gent.; Patrick 
Barncwall, Sergeant-at-Law, and many others. — Jiih/ 16, 31°. 

3. Surrender of tho monastery or house of Saint Thomas tho 
Martyr, ne.ar Dublin, commonly called "Saint Thomas is coHrte,"of 
the Order of Saint Augu.stine, by Henry Dufl'o, Abbot, with the con- 
sent of the Convent, and of 4 castles or forts, 50 messuages, 4 mills, 

1 carrucato of land, 1 6 acres of meadow, 8 orchards, 30 acres of wood, 

2 g;irdens, 12 acres of pasture, and 20?. rent in Dublin ; the manors, 
lordships, or colls of Saint Katherine and Kilrodry ; the castle and 
lanils of Kilrodry, Cronding, Kilmanagh ; tho churches of Saint 
Catherine and Saint James, near Dublin, Kilsalghan, Chapoll Midway 
Lucan, Saint Katherine's, near the Salmon Leaj), and Tankanlstown ; 
and the advowsons of Kilsalghan and Lucan, the manor or lordship 
of Donamore, near Grenoke, Gr.iunge-end, near Dunsaghlyn ; the 
Grange Trewet, Tliomaston, Hilton, Browneston, Shanragh, CoUier- 
reston, Cokeston, and several rectories and churches in the counties 
of Dublin, Kildare, Carlow, and Tipperary Ju/i/ 25, 31°. 

4. Endorsed on the preceding surrender is a memorandum, that 
the Abbot and Convent, assembled in tho Chapterhouse, volun- 
tarily acknowledged tho iircreding surrender, delivered it into tho 
hands of the Lord Chancellor, and pr.iyod tliat it might be enrolled 
in Chancery in "poipotuam rei nienioriam." Witnesses, Robert 
Cowley, M;uster of tho Rolls; Patrick Barncwall, Sorgeant-at-Law, 
and others. — Jul}/ 25, 31°. 

Membrane 3. 

15. Surrenilor of tho hospital, niona.stery, or house of Saint John 
the Baptist, of Naa.s, of tiio Order of Saint Augustine, in the county of 
Kildare, by Thomas Poswyck, Prior, with the consent of the Convent, 



I3470 CHANCERY, IRELAND. 135 

with all its possessions in Naas, Siggenston, Waltereston, Tristel- 38 
dermot, Edeston, and the rectories or churches of Naas and White- lien. VIII. 
church, in the county of Kildare, and all goods, chatties, utensils, Part 2. 
ornaments, and jewels. — July 26, 31°. 

6. Endorsed on the preceding surrender is a memorandum, that 
the Prior and Convent, assembled in the Chapterhouse, voluntarily 
acknowledged the preceding surrender, delivered it into the hands 
of the Lord Chancellor, and prayed that it might be enrolled in 
Chancery in " perpetuam rei memoriam." Witnesses, George, Arch- 
bishop of Dublin ; Robert Cowley, Master of the Rolls-; Patrick 
Barnewall, Sergeant-at-Law. — July 26, 31°. 

7. Surrender of the abbey or house of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
of Mellyfount, in the county of Louth, by Richard Contoure, Abbot, 
with the consent of the Convent, and of the church, belfry, cemetery, 
manors, lands, and all its possessions in the counties of Dublin, Kil- 
dare, and Carlow, with all charters, evidences, muniments, goods, 
utensils, ornaments, and jewels July 23, 31°. 

Membrane 4. 

8. Endorsed on the preceding surrender is a memorandum, that 
the Abbot and Convent, assembled in the Chapterhouse, voluntarily 
acknowledged the preceding surrender, delivered it into the hands 
of the Lord Chancellor, and prayed that it might be enrolled in 
Chancery in " perpetuam rei memoriam." Witnesses, George, Arch- 
bisho]> of Dublin ; Wm. Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer; Robert Cowley, 
Master of the Rolls. — July 23, 31°. 

9. Surrender of the abbey or house of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
of Navan, in the county of Meath, by Thomas Wafre, Abbot, with 
the consent of the Convent, and of all its possessions in the counties 
of Meath, Louth, Dublin, Kildare, and Carlow. — July 19, 31°. 

10. Endorsed on the preceding surrender is a memorandum, that 
the Abbot and Convent, assembled in the Chapterhouse, voluntarily 
acknowledged the preceding surrender, delivered it into the hands 
of the Lord Chancellor, and prayed that it might be enrolled in 
"perpetuam rei memoriam." — July 19, 31°. 

11. Surrender of the priory or religious house of the Holy 
Trinity of Loismullyng, in the county of Meath, by Maria Cusake, 
Prioress, with the consent of the Convent of the said priory, with 
all its possessions. — June 15, 31°. 

12. Endorsed on the preceding surrender is a memorandum, that 
the Prioress and Convent assembled in the Chapterhouse, voluntarily 
acknowledged the preceding surrender, delivered it into the hands of 



136 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

^^ the Loril Cliancollor, and prayed that it might be enrolled iu "per- 
Hcu. VIII. petuaiu rei memoriam." — June 15, 31°. 
Part 2. 

Membrane 5. 

13. Surrender of the monastery of Saint Jolin the Baptist, near 
Newton of Trim, in the county of Mcath, hy Laurence White, 
Prior, with the consent of the Convent of the said monastery, and 
of all its possessions. — Jul)/ 16, 31°. 

14. Surrender of the hospital or house of Saint John the Baptist, 
near Kells, in the county of Meath, by Cornelius Duff, the Prior, 
with the consent of the Convent. — Jiili/ 24, 31°. 

15. Surrender of the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of 
Trim, in the county of Meath, by Geoffry, the Abbot, with the con- 
sent of the Convent. — Mai/ 15, 31°. 

16. Surrender of the priory or monastery of Saints Taurim and 
FoKhiin, of Fower, in the county of Meath, by Wm. Nugent, the 
Prior, with the consent of the Convent. — J'oc. 27, 31°. 

17. Surrender of the priory or monastery of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, of Molingare, in the county of Meath, by John Petit, the 
Prior, with the consent of the Convent. — iVoc. 28, 31°. 

18. Surrender of the house or monastery of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, of Tristernaghe, or Kilbisky, in the county of Meath, by 
Edinond, Bishop of Kilniore, Commander, or Prior, of the house, with 
the consent of the Convent. — Nov. 30, 31°. 

19. Surrender of the monastery or bouse of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, of Kenlys, in the county of Meath, by Richard Plunkct, late 
Abbot, with the consent of the Convent Kov. 18,31°. 

20. Surrender of the hospital, monastery, or house of Saint John, 
without the New Gate of the city of Dublin, by Thomas Evorarde, 
the Prior, with the consent of the Convent. 

21. Surrender of the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, near 
Dublin, by William Landey, the Abbot, with the consent of the 
Convent. — Oct. 28, 31°. 

22. Surrender of the hospital of Saint Jolin of Jerusalem, in 
Irelan<l, by Sir John Rawson, knight, the Prior, with tho consent of 
his "confreres." — A'ov. 22, 31°. 

23. Surrender of tho priory, monastery, or house of the Blesseil 
Virgin Mary, of Louth, by John Willy, the Prior, with tho consent 
of the Conveut. — Nov. 20, 31°. 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 137 

24. Surrender of the hospital or monastery of Saint Leonard, of 38 
Dundalk, by Patrick Galtryni, the Prior, with the consent of tlie Hen. VIII. 
Convent — i\''ov. 23, 31°. Part 2. 

25. Surrender of the hospital or priory of Saint John the Baptist, 
without the Gate of Saint John, in the town of Drogheda, on the 
Meath side, by Thomas Dawe, with the consent of the Convent. — 
July 26, 31°. 

Membrane 6. 

26. Surrender of the monastery or cell of Saint Patrick, of 
Cnocke, in the county of Louth, by John Carrol, the Abbot, with 
the consent of the Convent. — Ifov. 25, 31°. 

27. Surrender of the priory or house of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
of Connall, in the county of Kildare, by Robert Wesley, the Prior, 
with the consent of the Convent. — April 23, 32°. 

28. Surrender of the priory or house of Saint Catherine, near 
Waterford, by Edward Power, the Prior, with the consent of the 
Convent. — Oct. 6, 31°. 

29. Surrender of the abbey, monastery, or house of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary, of Jerepount, in the county of Kilkenny, by Oliver 
Grace, the Abbot, with the consent of his Convent. — 3/ar. 18, 31°. 

30. Surrender of the priory or house of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
of Kenlys, in the county of Kilkenny, by Nicholas Tobin, the late 
Prior, with the consent of the Convent. — April 18, 31°. 

31. Surrender of the priory of Saint John the Evangelist, in 
Kilkenny, by Richard Cantwell, the Prior, with the consent of the 
Convent. — March 29, 31°. 

32. Surrender of the priory, monastery, or house of Saint Columbe, 
of Enestioke, in the county of Kilkenny, by Milo, Bishop of Ossory, 
Commander of the house, with the consent of the Convent. — March 
20,31°. 

33. Surrender of the priory of the Apostles Peter and Paul, of 
Selsker, in the county of Wexford, by John Heigharne, the Prior, 
with the consent of the Convent — March 23, 31°. 

34. Surrender of the nunnery of Saint Kilkim, of Kilkenny, by 
Isabella Mothing, Abbess, with the consent of the Convent. — April 
2, 3°°. 

35. Surrender of the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of 
the Rock of Cashell, in the county of Tipperary, by Patrick Stacboll, 
the Abbot, with the consent of the Convent. — Apjril 6, 31°. 



138 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

38 36. Surrender of the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of 

Hen. VIII. Enyssiawnau'h, in tlio county of Tipperary, by James Butler, tho 
I'art 2. Abbot, with tiie consent of the Couveut. — April 6, 31°. 

37. Surrender of the monastery of Saints Coam and Brogam, of 
Mothill, in the county of Waterford, by Edward Powere, the Abbot, 
with the consent of the Convent. — April 6, 31°. 

38. Surrender of the abbey or monastery of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, of Kilcowlc, in the county of Kilkenny, by Thomas Shortall, 
the Abbot, with the consent of the Convent. — April 8, 31°. 

39. Surrender of tho priory or monastery of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, of Cahir, in the county of Tipperary, by Edward O'Lonyr- 
ganc, the Prior, with the consent of the Convent. — April 10, 31°. 

40. Surrender of the convent or house of Saint Brigid, of Molaghe, 
in the county of Tipperary, by Johanna Powere, the Abbess, with 
the consent of the Convent. — April 1 1, 31°. 

Membrane 7. 

41. Surrender of the nunnery or hnu.oe of the Blessed Virgin 
Mary, of Gracedieu, in the county of l)ul)lin, by Alison White, the 
Prioress, with the consent of the Convent, witli all its possessions, 
namely, 20 messuages, 2 mills, 230 acres of meadow, 20 acres of wood, 
and 100 acres of pasture in Gniccdieu ; 4 messuages, 120 acres 
arrablo, 1 2 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of pasture in Luske ; 3 
messuages, 100 acres arrable, 10 acres meadow, and 40 acres pasture 
in Donganeston ; messuages and lands in Irishton, Cromlyn, Strad- 
balle, Swordcs, Browneston, Loglishallaghe, Dowlaght, Wymblcton ; 
the rectories of Gracedieu, Portrarnc, Lambaie, Wespelleston, Bal- 
madon, and Newcastcll M'Kenagin, and a portion of the tithes of 
the parish of Luskc, in the county of Dublin ; certain messuages 
and lands in Dardieston, Grenoke, Loglisallaghe, and Doulaght, in 
the county of Meath ; the rectory of Tobbpr, in the rounty of Kil- 
dare ; a messuage with its appurtenances, in the county of Drogheda ; 
and certain chief rents payable out of Luske, Donganeston, Iriston, 
and the lands aforesaid ; with all the goods, chatties, ornaments, 
jewels, and utensiles of the house. — Oct. 28, 31°. 



I Patent Roi.i,, 1 Edward \l. — 1547. 

Edw. VI. 

Membrane i. 

I. Appointment t>f Sir Patrick Whytte, knight, to the office of 
Second Baron of the E.xclicquer ; To hold during pleasure, with tho 
accustomed fees and |)er«juisitos. — F>b. 7, 1°. 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 139 

2. Pardon of William M'Laughlen, of Bowley, in the county of 1 
Loutb, yeoman. — March 4, 1°. Edw. VI. 

3. Pardon of Shane Glasse M'Thomas, M'Philype Peter M'Thomas, 
Theobald M'Thomas, Phillip M'Thomas, and William M'Thomas 
M'Mortaghe, gentlemen. — March 4, i*^. 

4. Pardon of John Cohollane, of Rosse, miller, for the murder of 
Isabella Gurnone, of Rosse. — April 13, 1°. 

5. Pardon of John Robbensone, for the murder of Andrew 
Freerye. — . . . . . 16, r°. 

Membrane 2. 

6. Pardon of William Basnete, of Dublin, yeoman, for the murder 
of William Foule, late of Dublin, yeoman. — Mai/ 26, 1°. 

7. Pardon of Nicholas Bermyngham, of Rathtone, in the county 
of Meath, horseman. — Jtme 26, 1°. 

8. Pardon of Tumolto O'Shane, or M'Shane O'Dempsye. — Ma>/ 

9. Pardon of Maurice Wellesley, of Dengen, in the county of 
Meath, gent. — Juli/ 1 1, 1°. 

10. Pardon of Maurice M'Laghlyne, of Ballynakyll, in O'Byrne's 
country, otherwise called Moraghe M'Laghlyne, of Woodetone — 
July 12, 1°. 

11. Pardon of Arthur Boy Cavanaghe and Maurice Cavanaghe 
his brother, sons of Moriertaghe Kavanaghe. — No date. 

1 2. Pardon of William O'Mulvanone, of Colpe, labourer. — No date. 

13. Presentation of Patrick Walsh to the Deanery of Waterford, 
vacant by the death of Robert Lumberte. — March 9, 1°. 

14. Presentation of Thomas Flode to the vicarage of Kylobenet, 
in the diocese of Waterford, vacant in consequence of the late 
incumbent being of the Irish nation, and in the presentation of the 
Crown, "pro hac vice." — April 9, 1°. 

Membrane 3. 

15. Appointment of James, Earl of Desmond, to the office of 
Treasurer of Ireland; To hold during pleasure, with the accustomed 
fees, payable out of the customs and subsidies of the Poits of Dublin 
and Drogheda. — Jfarch 29, 1°. 



I40 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547- 

1 16. Appointiuont of Julin Batlio, gent., to tlie office of Principal 

Eilw. VI or Cliii'f Solicitor of Irphimi ; To lioUl iluiiii!; pleasure, witli power 

to plead, cliallunge, maintain, and defend all causes, suits, an<l matters 

relating to the Crown; witli a salary of £10, Irish. — March 15, 1°. 

17. A]>pointment of Richard Fynglas to the office of Justice of 
the liberty, franchises, and j)rivilej,'es of Wexford; To hold during 
pleasure, with a salary of £20. — Alarch 15, 1°. 

18. Appointment of John Brcrcton, Es<(., to the office of Seneschal 
of the liiierty of Wexford, and Constable of the Castle of Wexford; 
during pleasure. — March 17, 1°. 

Membrane 5. 

19. A])pointnient of Sir Richard Rede, knight, to the office of 
Chancellor of Ireland ; To hold during pleasure, in as ample manner 
as John Aleyn held that office ; with a salary of 300 marks in addi- 
tion to the fees and perquisites anciently belonging to the office ; 
payable out of the customs of Dublin, Drogheda, and Dundalk. — 
March 24, 1°. 

20. Appointment of Thomas Chapcll, of Kilmaynaue, to the office 
of Prothonotary of the Common liench, and keeper of the writs, 
files, rolls, and records; during i)leai4ure. — March 10, 1°. 

21. Appointment of Walter Goldinge, of the Grange of Portmer- 
noke, gent., to the office of Sumoncster of the Exchequer; during 
pleasure. — May 20, 1°. 

22. Ai)pointment of Humphry Scxtcn, of Limerick, merchant, to 
the office of Ganger and Searcher of the jiort of Limerick; during 
pleasure, vice Robert Westbye May 13, 1°. 

Memhrane 6. 

23. Grant to John Goldsmythe of the site and precinct of the 
late Hospital of Saint Laurence, near Drogheda, with its cemetery, 
orchards, gardens, lands, and possessions ; To hold for the term of 
liis life, without account. — Mai/ 14, 1°. 

24. Ai)pointment of Nicholas Bagcnall, gent., to the office of Mar- 
shall of the .\rmy, with a salary of 4.1. n-day for himself, and <)d. 
a-day for each horseman of 32, ap]>ointed to attend him ; To liohl 
•luring jdcasure in as ample m.anner as Anthony Forfcscue or Osborne 
Itchinghain hild that office. — April 23, 1°. 

Membrane 7 . 

2,> Appointment of John Hrereton, esq., to the office of Sencschall 
of the lands ami manors of Wexford and of the liberty of Wexford, 
for life, with a salary of £20 a-year. — April 23, i°. 



1547] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 141 

On tbe margin of the Roll is a note that John Brereton per- ' 

sonally appeared in Chancery and surrendered the preceding letters Edw. VI. 
patent to be cancelled. — April i, 3°. 

26. Appointment of Nicholas Fitz-Willianis to the office of Pro- 
thonotary of the Common Bench, and keeper of all writs, files, pleas, 
records, and rolls of the court; To hold for life. — April 26, 1°. 

Memhrane 8. 

27. Order that James Goodman, during his life, shall not be 
summoned to attend assizes, juries, or inquisitions ; and that 
he shall not be appointed sheriff, escheator, coroner, sergeant, or 
collector, against his will ; in order that be may continually reside 
upon the lands called Leff'erter, appurtenant to the castle of Castle- 
kevyne, lately demised to him for the defence of the castle and for 
the more quiet rule and government of the people. — March 20, 1°. 

28. Appointment of Patrick Mole to the office of Second Remem- 
brancer of the Exchequer, during pleasure. — April 25, 1°. 

29. Appointment of Edward Caddell to the office of Transcriber 
of the Exchequer, during pleasure. — April 26, 1°. 

Memhrane 9. 

30. Appointment of Maurice Russell, of Dublin, gent., to the office 
of Curator of the city of Limerick ; To hold during pleasure, vice 
John White, with a salary of 40s. sterling, payable out of the re- 
venue of the fee-farm of the city. — April 27, i . 

31. Appointment of Nicholas Fannynge to the office of Clerk of 
the Pleas of the Exchequer ; during pleasure. — April 28, 1°. 

32. Pension of 200 marks sterling to Edward Basnete, late Dean 
of the Cathedral or College of St. Patrick. — April 25, 1°. 

33. Pension of £6 13s. 4c?. to Nicholas Fitz- William, late Canon of 
the cathedral aforesaid, and Prebendary of Ballemore. — June 26, 1°. 

34. Pension of £60 to James Humffreye, late Canon and Pre- 
centor of the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick, and Prebendary of 
Dunmahilaghe or Burgaii. — June 26, 1°. 

Memhrane 10. 

35. Pension of £33 6s. id. to Richard Ellercare, late Canon of the 
Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and Prebendary of Casternoke. — June 
26, 1°. 

36. Pension of £60 to Nicholas Alen, late Chancellor of the same 
CathedraL — June 2, 1°. 



142 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

I 37. Pension of .£4 to William Cockj's, late Prcbcmlary of another 

Edw. VI portion of Typperkevyn, in the Cathedral. — Jun<; 25, 1°. 

38. Pension of £30 to Richard Johnson, late Prebendary of the 
Cathedral. — June 25, i°. 

39. Pension of £13 6s. 8(/. to Thomas Croyf, late Canon of the 
Cathedral, and Prebendary of Tassagarde. — June 27, 1°. 

40. Pension of £8 to Henry Danseye, late Canon of the Cathedral, 
and Prebendary of Yagottestone. — June 28, 1°. 

41. Pension of £12 to Martin Stanton, late Canon of the Cathe- 
dral, and Prebendary of Stagonyll. — June 27, 1°. 

42. Pension of £12 to William Poundo, otherwise Franncys, late 
Canon ol the Cathedral, and Prebendary of Douelebane June 28, 1°. 

43. Pension of £33 6s. 8d. to Robert Eustace, late Canon of the 
Cathedral, and Prebendary of Malahiderte. — June 26, 1°. 

44. Pension of JC33 8s. 8(/. to Henry Parker, late Canon in the 
Cathedral, and Prebendary of Kilmalalweye. — June 28, 1°. 

MemLrane 1 1. 

45. Pension of £36 55. to Christopher Howtys, otherwise Chris- 
topher de Saint Laurence, Archdeacon of Glan<lalaghe, late Canon 
of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, and Prebendary of Newcastell. — 
Au^. 24, 1°. 

46. Pension of £13 6s. 8d. to Anthony Saint Leger, late Canon 
in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. — Ju/i/ 4, 1°. 

47. Pension of £3 to Nicholas Wogane, late one of the Vicars 
Chonil in the same Cathedral. — Juli/ i, 1°. 

48. Pension of £4 to William Yongo, late one of the Vicars 
Chonil ; £4 to John Cane, another of tlie Vicars Ciioral ; and £4 to 
Robert Molandc and Thomas Uobbiiis, Vicars Choral June 27, 1°. 

49. Pension of £9 to Eustace Browne, one of the Canons in the 
same Cathedral. — Juli/ 24, 1°. 

50. Pension of 40*. to Richard Betaghe, one of the Vicars Choral. 
une 28, 1°. 



51. Pension of £4 to Thomas Bullcno, one of the Vicars Choral ; 
£4 to Richard Nolanc, anotlicr «if the Vicars Ciioiiil; and £1 to 
James Sarsfelde, another of the Vicars Choral. — June 28, 1". 



I547-] CUANCERY, IRELAND. 143 

52. Pension of £4 to George Browne, one of the Vicars Choral ; i 
£4 to John Claregenett June 27, 1°. Edw. VI. 

53. Pension of £28 13s. ^d. to John Deythike, Canon in the 
Cathedral. — May 13, 1°. 

Membrane 12. 

54. Pension of £3 to Thomas Wafre, Canon in the Cathedral, and 
Prebendary of Donaghmore, in O'Maylye — Sept. 2, 1°. 

55. Pension of £20 to Siniou Geffrey, Canon in the Cathedral, and 
Prebendary of Houth. — July 11, 1°. 

56. Pension of 40s. to John Wogane, Canon in the Cathedral. — 
Sept. 14, 1°. 

57. Pension of £6 13s. ^d. to Richard Wakefelde, Canon in the 
Cathedral. — Sept. 12, 1°. 

58. Pension of £6 to William Crowe, one of the Petty Canons in 
the Cathedral ; £6 to William Deuycke, £6 to Patrick Flynn ; £6 
to William Denycke, one of the Petty Canons ; £6 to Patrick Flyn, 
one of the Petty Canons. — June 22, 1°. 

59. Pension of £20 to John Somengis, late Canon and Prebendary 
of Wyclowe. — Sept. 2, 1°. 

60. Pension of £40 to William Powerie, Archdeacon of Dublin, 
late Canon and Prebendary of Tannee and Rathfernane. — Atig. 30, 1°. 

61. Pension of £10 to Thomas Fescani, Canon of the Cathedral, 
and Prebendary of Munnahenoke. — July 12, 1°. 

62. Pension of £2 14s. id. to Christopher More, one of the Vicars 
Choral ; £4 to William Loghane, another of the Vicars Choral; £4 
to Walter More ; £4 to Nicholas Core, another of the Vicars Choral. 
— June 27, 1°. 

Membrane 13. 

63. Grant to Christopher Rathe, priest, of 10 marks ; to John 
Hermane, priest, 10 marks; and to Nicholas Dardyse, priest, 10 
marks, for performance of divine service in the cathedral of Christ 
Church; during pleasure.— J^i<Zy 12, 1°. 

64. Grant of 10 marks to William Walshe, priest; 10 marks 
to Richard Betaghe, priest ; and 10 marks to John Claregenete, 
priest, for a similar purpose. — July 13, 1°. 

65. Grant of 4 marks to John Goldinge, and 4 marks to Leonard 
Fitzsymon, for a similar purpose July 12, 1°. 



'44 



PATENT ANP CLOSE ROLLS, 



[>547- 



Edw. VI. 



66. Aiipointmcnt of Patrick Dowtlall, i)f DiiMiii, one of tlio 
Clerks (if Chancery, to tie office of Second Engrosser of the ExcLe- 
(jiier ; during his life. — Dec. 7, 1°. 

67. Grant to Sir Thomas Cusake, knijrlit, in con.sideration of a 
fine of .£413 1 1«. \d., of the site and circuit of the j)riory of Les- 
molen, in the county of Moath, with the glebe lands and manor of 
Lesniolen ; a watermill and watercourse in Bludestoue, parcel of 
the possessions of the said house ; To hold for ever, at a rent of 
£1 2S. per annum. — Hept. 23, 1°. 

Membrane 15. 

68. Appointment of Nicholas Stanyhurste and James his son, to 
the office of Clerk of the Crown of Chancery, vice Walter Cowleye, 
of Kilkenny, who surrendered the office ; To hold for life, with rever- 
sion to the survivor. — Sept. 23, 1°. 

69. Appointment of Christo]ihcr Barnewall, son of Patrick Barne- 
wall, of Uracediu, Es(i., and Jame.'* Stanyliurst, son of Nicholas 
Stanyhurst, to the office of Customer of the City of Dublin, and Col- 
lector and Receiver of the Great and Petty Customs ; ami Customer, 
Collector, and Receiver of the City of ])roi;lieda ; vice Walter Cowley, 
who surrendered those offices ; To hold for life, with reversion to 
the survivor.' — Sept. 24, 1°. 

Membrane 16. 

70. Appointment of Thomas Alen, Constable of the Castle of 
Wyclowe, vice Thomas Stephens; To hold for life. — Jem, 11, 1°. 

7 I. Pardon of Walter Peparde, of Kilka, Brian Fitz-Rycliarde, of 
Birton, Falleye O'Dcmpseye, of the Grange of Rossinallnaj'll ; John 
Fitz-Gerrete, of Marshallstowne ; James Eustace, of More ; and 
Richard Fitsymons, of Dublin .A'oi'. 22, 1°. 

72. Pardon of Peter Dohen, of Waterford, merchant, and Elcne, 
daughter of Patrick AValshe, his wife. — Nov. 12, 1°. 

73. Pardon of James Wal.shc, of Waterford, merchant, son of 
Patrick Walsh, late of the same jilace. and Margaret, bin wife. — Xuv. 

* Account of Tlnnnas ICucheford aiiit Waller Kustacc, Collectors of Customs in 
Dublin, 21" H.-nn- VII.:— 



Vnrious waro.s iti. for 

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84 li)>ts, 4 (liikopt of fikiiiH, 
^^liL'ttH, i9(lakcrsoft«kints 
6 liniM of wine, 
Viiriuua mcrchandizOf 





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331 lun« of wine, . 
281 weightfs of Halt, 
68 iliil', 3.005 fiiri, 
Other merclmndizc, 


■ 33 
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■ 39 

21 


3 

4 

>7 

16 



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1 



IJ fiiin iif wirin, 

11 wc'ian of clmrconl, 

Varioiw, 


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4 

9 

•4 




4 




300 stone of wool, . 





10 






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II 


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^ 84 


14 


6 


^ 26 


'9 








11 





■ 46 


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369 


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— IM 


PilKt. 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 145 

7 4. Pardon of John Sbereloke, son of James Shereloke, of Water- i 
forJ, and Ellene, his wife. — A"'ov. 12, 1°. Eilw. VI. 

75. Pardon of Henry Walshe, of Waterford, merchant, and 
Margaret, his wife. — Nov. 12, 1°. 

Membrane 17. 

76. Pardon of Maurice Cayanaghe and Arthur Boye, sous of 

Morertaghe Oavanaghe. — No date. 

77. Pardon of Wonye, Terence, Charles, and Dermot, sons of 
Hugh O'Dempseye ; and Calvacio, Brannye, and Edmond, sons of 
Charles Keaghe O'Dempseye. — No date. 

78. Pardon of Edward Comen, of Carrigen, clerk. — Sept. 5, 1°. 

79. Pardon of Richard Shee, Robert Shee, William Shee, Nicholas 
Shee, and Edmond Shee, of Kilkenny, merchants. — Sept. 4, 1°. 

So. Appointment of John Parkar to the office of Usher of the 
Exchequer; To hold during pleasure. — Se23t. 24, 1°. 

81. Appointment of Sir Richard Rede, knight, Keeper of the 
Great Seal; during pleasure. He had been previously appointed 
Lord Chancellor and Keeper, by Henry the 8th, but his patent was 
determined on the death of the King. — Feb. 26, 1°. 

82. The King assigns the site and precinct of the late house of 
the Vicars Choral, within the close of the late cathedral of Saint 
Patrick, and called the Vicar's house, for a grammar school, and 
for the lodgings of the "pedagogue" and " hipodidasculum" of the 
school ; and appoints Mathew Talbote, " pedagogue," and William 
Talbote, "hypodidasculum," during pleasure, with a salary of £20 to 
the former, and £10 to the latter. — Sept. 20, 1°. 

83. Grant of English liberty to Rory O'Goinne, chaplain ; Terence 
O'Gowne, and James Ogowne. — April 26, 1°. 

84. Grant of English liberty to Symon GowU, otherwise Cawyll, 
of Dublin, chaplain. — Sept. 27, 1°. 

85. Similar grant to Patrick M'Gillaccacoyll, chaplain, otherwise 
called Patrick Note June 19, 1°. 

86. Similar grant to Rory O'Cone, chaplain May 10, i°. 

87. Presentation of John Darcye to the vicarage of Clonecurre, 
in the diocese of Kildare, vacant by the death of Nicholas Walshe, 
and in the presentation of the Crown, "pleno jure." — Sept. 24, 1°. 

88. Presentation of John Darcye to the rectory of Geshill, in the 
diocese of Kildare, in the presentation of the Crown, " pleno jure." — 
Nov. 20, 1°. 

L 



"146 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547- 

I S9. Presentation of Dermot O'Mollane to the parisli of Armurgh- 
Edw. VI. rye, in tlie diocese of Meatli, vacant by the death of William Nugent, 
and in the presentation of the Crown, " pleno jure." — June 6, 1°. 

90. Presentation of Pliili]) Egerton to the Trcasurership of the 
catiicdral of Saint Brigid, of Kildare, vacant in consequence of the 
treason and deprivation of William Doyne, the last incumbent, and 
in the presentation of the Crown, " pro hac vice." — Oct. 15, 1°. 

91. Presentation of AValtcr Ketingc to the rectory of Killebane, 
in the diocese of Leighlin, vacant by the .leath of Alexander Baron, 
and in the presentation of the Crown, "pleno jure." — Jan. 2, 1°. 

Membrane 19. 

92. Grant to John Parker, in consideration of a fine of £285 
15s. 5fZ., of the site and precinct of the late abbey of Selskyer, in 

. the county of AVexford, with all the lands, houses, edifices, granges, 
orchards, and gardens thereto belonging: the manor of Ballerclyke, 
4 messuages, 55 acres in Kysshaghbegge, and 1 1 acres in Rathmore, 
Churchtown, AUenstone, Groclogge, Blackball, Cargo ats Carrike, 
the castle and lands of Newbbaa, Islicrmane, or Sharpins, Saint 
Margarets, Kylnuicree, Rilleane, Ballyla, Ardkevane, Kyllure, Sta- 
kyll, Glain, Baldwynstonc, or Ballywalden, Killtuske, Killnialloke, 
Saint Nicholas, Kyllyle, and several other lands and tenements in 
the county of Wexford ; To hold for ever, by knight's service. — 
Rent 15s. id.; Dublin. — No date. 

93. Appointment of Stephen Warren to the office of Searcher and 
Ganger of the Port of Galwey ; during pleasure, upon condition 
that he shall faithfully con<luct himself in the performance of his 
office, and answer for a moiety of all the forfeitures he shall recover ; 
Dublin. — No date. 

94. Livery of the possessions of .Tohn Twyte, of Sonnoghe, to 
Thomas Twyte, brother and heir of Walter Twyte, son and heir of 
said John. — Nov. 7, 1°. 

Memlrane 20. 

95. Grant to William Fitz-Williani, of the custody, wardshij), and 
marriage of Patrick Finglas, son and heir of Thomas Finglas, late of 
Wcspelliston, iu the county of Dublin. — I'or a fine of .£41 15. 8J. — 
July 1 1, 1°. 

Membrane. 21. 

96. License to George, Archbishop of Dublin, that ho, witli tho 
consent of the Clia|)ter of the Holy Trinity, may alienate to William 
Walsh, of Dublin ; James llanckokc, sou and heir of Nicholas 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 147 

Hanckoke, merchant ; and Kicbard Barnewall, of Dublin, mercbnnt, i 

the mill called the " troll mill," in Shurdys, with a close called the Edw. VI. 

mill park, a small tower, and 72 acres in Swerdys, and the "broode 

meade " of Shewerdy's, the watercourse running to the mill, and 
ingress and egress through the mill green, with liberty of pasturage 
in the glebes and lands around the mill, and upon the bill called 
"the Heely's;"a garden near tlie Piphill, and a chief rent issuing 
out of the burgageries an<l lands called " Franckhomes lande," in 
Shwerdys ; 20 acres near Hiltoune, called Beueteslande ; the lands 
of Mochfarowe, Little Farrowe, Nevinstowne, Balsharye, Dullardys, 
and Magillistone, in the parish of Shewerdys, and Rollestone in the 
parish of Killosserye, in the county of Dublin ; 6 acres called " Joy's 
land;" 16 acres in Knockniollis land, and 5 acres of meadow in the 
" broode meadow ;" To hold for ever. Rent £42 7s — July 6, 1°. 

Dorso. 

Membrane 3. 

97. Letter from the Lord Protector Somerset, and Lords of the 
Council in England to Sir Anthony Saint Leger, Lord Deputy, and 
the Council in Ireland, directing the restoration of Master Alen, 
notwithstanding the surrender of bis office of Chancellor, to all his 
leases, offices, goods, and Chatties whatsoever, with liberty to con- 
vey his goods without search or seizure into England ; that he shall 
have the Constableship of Maynooth, with the arrears of the fee, 
and the rest of his offices, the farm of Kyle, and all his farms, 
leases, and things, notwithstanding bis absence ; and that at all 
times when be shall think good, he may either by his wife or ser- 
vants transfer from Ireland all bis moveable goods without any 
search or restraint, "as they would be 'lothe' he should have cause 
to make further suite." Signed, G. Somerset, T. Cantuarensis, W. 
Saynt John Warwycke, Anthony Denny, W. Herbert, William 
Petre, Edward North. — Mar. 23, 1°, 

98. King's letter to Sir Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy, and the 
Lords of the Council in Ireland, acknowledging the receipt of their 
letter to the Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector, and the Council in 
England, in favour of the Sovereign, Portreive, and Burgesses of 
Kilkenny ; and stating that His Majesty was desirous to grant them 
a confirmation of their ancient liberties and privileges, in such man- 
ner as hath been and is accustomed in cases of confirmation of 
liberties, " that others may understand that the King will not suffer 
" such as shew themselves disloyal uncorrected, so he will cherish and 
"aid those that regard their duty and allegiance;" His Majesty is 
also pleased to grant them in fee-farm the late dissolved bouse of 
Saint John's, with all the lands thereto belonging, in the liberties 
of the town of Kilkenny, with licence to purchase lands to the v.alue 
of £40 a-year ; to hold for ever in mortmain, to be by them 
employed in the reparation and maintenance of the walls of the 

l2 



148 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

I town ; ami the Justices, Attorney, and Solicitor arc instructed to 
Edw. VI. prepare sucli charters or instruments as shall be necessary for the 
purpose. Signed, E. Somerset. — Oct. 18, 1°. 

99. Letter from the Lords of the Council in England to Sir Wm. 
Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, stating that His Majesty had 
received a " view" from the Lord Deputy, with a ])roinisc on his 
part to give meat and drink to such of the Privy Council as should 
at the end of every term be thought meet to attend upon him for 
the ex])edition of affairs in the vacation, and suggesting some relief 
for their other expenses; His Majesty, therefore, pleased and con- 
tented, thinks good that such of the Privy Council as should attend 
and be resident with the Deputy, should be allowed for each day's 
attendance, 5s. sterling; and directs the Vice-Treasurer to pay that 
amount on receipt of the letter of the Deputy, stating the appoint- 
ment of the Councillors, and the days of their attendance. Signed, 
G. Somerset, T. Cantuarion, Anth. Browne, W. Saint John, Russell, 
A. Denny, Warwyke, Edward Northe April 2, 1°. 

Membrane 5. 

100. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, the Lord Chancellor, the 
Vice-Treasurer, and the Chief Baron, directing them to sell to Sir 
Thomas Cusake, knight, the site and precinct of the abbey or religious 
house of " Nonnys," called Lesmollyn, in the county of Meath, with 
the water mill in Blundeston, and all glebe lands, tenements, rents, 
and services thereunto belonging ; and also to sell to John Parker, 
Constable of the Castle of Dublin, the site and precinct of the late 
priory of Selsker, in the county of Wexford, with all its jiossessions; 
reserving to the Crown all leads, bells, and other utensils remaining 
on the jiremises. — Mar. 24, 1°. 

loi. Letter from the Lords of the Council in England to the 
Lord Deputy and the Council in Ireland, stating they had been in- 
formed by Bartiioloniow Fortune, Aiithonycof Macnelo, and others, 
Procters of cerUiin Spanish merchants, that Richard Goodale, of 
Pensans, in Cornwall, meeting with ashipof Enklinj'sone in Holland, 
called Saint Odolfe, carried it per force to Wexford, and there sold 
to the inhabitants about 80 ton of sweet and coarse oil ; but as the 
goods did not belong to Frenchmen, the Council directs restitution 
to be maile to the merchants, ami, with this view, orders an exami- 
nation of the inhabitants of Wexford and others who bought the 
oil, and itirects them to restore so much as remain in their handa 
to the factors of the Spanianls, and to agree with them for the 
portion that may have been sold in such reasonable manner as 
they should think j)roper. Signed, T. Cantuarens, W. Saint John, 
Anthony Wyndfelde, VVilliam Petro. — August 27. 

102. Certificate, that John Dodde, attorney for John Brereton, 
Seneschal of the liberty of Wexford, produced in Court a grant 



1547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 149 

from the late King Henry to the said John Brereton of the manor i 
of Kilcowan, and other lands in the county of Wexford, in order to Edw. TI. 
be cancelled. — Dtctmber 17, 1°. 

Membrane 7. 

103. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of England to 
the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, directing that William 
Cantwell should no longer receive his pav of i2d. a day for himself, 
and 6c?. for his man, but in lieu thereof, that lod. a day should be 
])aid to Piers Walshe, ^d. to Oliver Nugeut. and ^d. to Owen Whyt ; 
that the Archbishop of Armagh, Sir Wm. Wise, and Francis Harbert 
should be of His Majesty's Council ; that the Lady Cycile, daughter 
of the late Earl of Kildare, should retain the plate in her hands be- 
longing to her father ; that the Constable of the Ca.?tle of Dublin 
should have the office of Marshal of the Courts, paying to Edmond 
Griffith, keeper of the garden at Hampton-court, during his life, 
such fee as has been accustomed to be paid for the said office ; that 
John Parker, farmer, of Holmepatricke, and Walter Peppard, farmer, 
of Kilca, should liave 10 3'ears added to their leases ; that the 
Bishop of Meath should have the parsonage of Ardbraccan for his 
life ; that John Goldsmith, Clerk of the Council, should have a grant 
for life of the site and possessions of the late hospital of Saint 
Laurence, nearDrogheda; that a patent should be made out of lands 
to the value of £10 a-year, for William Keting, captain of the kern, 
for life, and after his decease, to such of his sons as should be 
accounted meet to be captain, and so continually to remain to the 
captain for the time being; that Hugh O'Xeyle should have £10 
a-year in augmentation of his living, to be taken out of the col- 
lege of the Xewry ; that lands to the value of £6 135. 4(7. a-year 
should be granted to O'Chonnor and O'MuUoj' ; that Robert Saint 
Leger, brother of the Lord Deputy, shouM have the rule and keep- 
ing of the castle and honour of Dungarvan, with all the reut.«, 
farms, fisheries, and customs thereto belonging ; provided he keep at 
all times a convenient number resident for its sure keeping ; that 
the Lord Deputy should continue to have £200 a-year in augmenta- 
tion of his salary; that Justice Hothe should also have £9 6s. 8d. 
during His Majesty's pleasure, in recompense of his office of Remem- 
brancer, which had been granted to him by the late King ; that 
the Council should defray the charges of the letters on state aflairs; 
that Hugh Kelly should have the " roome" of a soldier within the 
Castle of Dublin, with 6d. a day, if he should be competent to dis- 
charge the duties of that office, and if unable he should be placed in 
one of the '"' rooms" of an alms man, in the late college of Saint 
Patrick; that the Justices, Barons, Remembrancer and other officers 
named in His Majest}'"s warrant should have the several fees and 
emoluments to their offices appertaining ; that the Lord Deputy, 
the Archbishop of Dublin, the Bishop of Meath, Sir Wm. Brabazon, 
Sir Gerald Aylnier, Chief Justice of the Bench ; Sir Thomas Luttrell, 
Chief Justice of the-Common Place ; Thomas Bath, Chief Baron of 



150 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547- 

I the Exchequer; Sir Tlionias Cusake, Master of tlie Rolls; and 
Edw. VI. Tlioiuas Ilotlio, one of the Justices, shouUl be of the Privy Council; 

anJ finally, rci|uirin!r the Council to be vigilant, ami to have an 

eye to the good order of the realm, and to exert all their wisdom 
and dexterity in the suppression of that intoUcrable extortion, 
" coyne and livery," having respect to some recompense to be 
given to the lords and governors for the defence of the country. 
Signed, E. Somcrsett, W. Saint John, John Russell, Warwyke, J. 
Cheyne, Ilarundell, Anthony Brown, William Potre, John Gage, 
A. Denny. — Grendwiche, April 7, 1°. 

104. Letter horn the Lords of the Council in England, instructing 
the Lord Deputy to pass letters patent to the Marshall, giving him 
authority to punish by death or otherwise, as the enormity of the oc- 
casion should require, all such malefactors as should be apprehended 
or presented to him, for the advancement of justice and repression of 
outrage committed by such malefactors, " who, for default of condign 
puni-shment, daily commit great and intollerable robberies to the 
molestation of the good and the ill example of all ;" and directing 
that Hugh Kelly should have the room of a soldier in the Castle 
of Dublin, with 6d. a-day. — Signed, W. Saint John, T. Seymour, 
Anthony Wyndfeld, J. Russell, Anthony Browne, Edward North. 

Membrane 9. 

105. King's letter authorising Sir Anthony Scntlegor, Lord 
Deputy, Sir Richard Rede, Lord Chancellor, and the Bishop of Heath, 
to grant facidties and dispensations for the causes mentioned in the 
accompanying schedule, in as ample manner as the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, and for such amount as is specified in the Book of Tax- 
ation of the Lords of the Council. — Mar. 4, 1°. 

Dispensation for solemnising niarriaire without bans, 6s. 8d. 
Dispensation at prohibitted times, los. 
Dispensation without bans at prohibitted times, 13s. 4t/. 
Dispensation for marriage without the parish church, 5s. 
And several other ])articulars. 

3femhrmie II. 

106. King's letter to Sir Richard Rede, Chancellor, instructing 
him to pass letters patent to Sir Gerald Aylmcr, knight, appointing 
him to the office of Chief Justice of the King's ]5cnch, with a yearly 
fee of £66 13.9. 4^. ; Sir Thomas Luttrcll, knight, to the office of 
Chief Justice of the Common Bench, with a yearly fee of .£45 ; 
James Bathe, to the oifice of Chief Baron of the Exchequer, with 
a yearly fee of 145 ; Thomas lloitho, to the office of Second Justice 
of the King's Bench, with a yearly fee of .£30 ; Patrick White, to 
the oifice of Second Baron of the Exchequer, with the yearly fee 
of Xjo; Walter Kerdylfe, to the office of Scconil Justice of the 
Common Place, with a yearly fee of 40 marks ; to hold during 
pleasure ; Henry Draycott, to the office of Chief Komembranccr of 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 15J 

tbe Court of Exchequer, for life, with power to appoint a dej^utyj i 

Richard Fyuglass, to tlie office of Justice of the Liberties of the Edw. VI. 

county Wexford, to hohl durin;,' good behaviour; John Bathe, to ' 

the office of Chief Solicitor, to hold during pleasure ; also to grant 
to the Earl of Desmond the manors and dominions of Crom and 
Adare, in the county of Limerick, to hold for life ; to Jlaurice Eiirl 
of Tliomond, the site of the late religious house of Saint Peter'.s, 
in the city of Limerick, part of the posses.sions of Saint John's, 
in the county of Thoniond, to hold to the .said Earl and hi.s heirs 
male, by the service of tlie one-hundreth part of a knight's fee, 
and 4«. rent, in lieu of all exaotion.s ; and to grant to Bryan O'TooIe, 
and his heirs male, such manors, lands, and tenements, as his father, 
Tyrlaghe O'Toole, lately held, to be hehl by the service of the twen- 
tieth part of a knight's fee, at the rent reserved in the patent to said 
Tyrl.aghe ; to Lucas O'Toole, and his heirs male, such manors and 
lands as his father, Arthur O'Toole, lately held, to be held by the 
twentieth part of a knight's fee, subject to the rent reserved in 
the patent granted to said Arthur; to Edward Walleis, the office 
of Clerk of the Works, during pleasure ; to Thomas Sindall, the 
office of searcher and ganger of the port of Waterford, during plea- 
sure ; to Stephen Warren, the office of searcher and ganger of the 
port of Galway, during pleasure ; to Ilenry Draycott, the office of 
Chief Remembrancer, with such fees as are contained in a .schedule 
.signed by the Lord Protector William Paulett, knight, Lord Ru.?sell, 
Keeper of the Privy Seal, and John Earl of Warwick, Lord Great 
Chamberlain ; aud finally authorising them to administer the oath 
of allegiance according to the Act of 35th year of Henri/ VIII. — 
Westmi7ister, Mar. 24, 1°. 

Membrane 13. 

107. Commission to Sir Authony Saintleger, knight. Deputy; 
Sir Richard Rede, knight. Chancellor ; Gerald Aylmer, knight. 
Chief Justice; William Brabazon, knight, Vice-Treasurer; Thomas 
Cusake, knight. Master of the Rolls ; authorizing them to make 
leases for 21 years of all the King's castles, manors, demesne lands, 
fisheries, warrens, customs, .services, and tithes ; reserving the true 
rents and services; maintaining and sufficiently repairing, according 
to custom, the castles and houses ; forbidding them to remove any 
of the tenants from their holdings, without just cause; and giving 
them licence to sell the custody of the heirs of those who died in 
homage to the Crown, under "the degree of a baron, during their 
minorities : taking for every male ward one year's rent of the lands 
in possession, and for every female ward, two years' rent. Signed, 
Southwell. — Westminster, March 29, 1°. 

108. Commission directed to the Lord Deputy, tbe Chancellor, 
the Vice-Treasurer, Sir Thomas Luttrell, the Chief Baron, and the 
Master of the Rolls, giving them power and authority to execute 
and perform every thing contained in the articlesof instruction 
annexed, and directing that they should return into Chancery 



153 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

I whatever they should do or cause to be douc in the premises. — 
Edw. VI. Westminster, March 24, 1°. 

109. King'.s letter relating to the Cathedral of St. Patrick, in the 
city of Dublin ; observing tliat the church was surronilcrcd to his 
Majesty by virtue of a Commission directed to .'>!ir Anthony Sent- 
leger, knight, the Lord Deputio, and others; and directing that tlic 
Commissioners should survey the yearly value of the manors, lands, 
and impropriations belonging to the Cathedral, and the rents and 
charges arising thereout, to ascertain what portion belonged to the 
Dean, residennaries, and ministers, and how the same was used 
and employed; instructing the Commissioners to make an inven- 
tory of the plate, ornaments, and jewels of the Cathedral ; and so 
much thereof as should be considered convenient for the furniture 
of the Cathedral should be <lelivered to the Dean and Chapter, 
another portion to be appropriated to the use of the parish church, 
and the remainder to lie delivered to Sir William Brabazon, the 
Vice-Treasurer, to be kept for his Majesty until his pleasure be 
known; assigning to the Dean, Prebendaries, Fellowcs, and other 
ministers of the Cathe<lral, such pensions as in their discretion 
should be thought reasonable, and directing that the olhcers and 
servants should have their wages ; and for the augmentation of 
Divine Service in the Cathedral, his Highness directs six priests 
and eleven chiblren, choristers, to be added — each of the priests to 
be i>aid an annuity of ton marks, and each of the children choristers 
four marks yearl}' out of the Exchequer ; as to the disposition of 
the Cathedral, the Commissioners are instructed to appoint one por- 
tion for the administration of the laws, and for the courts to be 
held there, and another portion for the parish church ; four of the 
bells of the Cathedral to be given to the church, and the remainder 
to be delivered to the Vice-Treasurer; and the Commissioners are 
required to appoint witiiin the precinct of the Cathedral a suitable 
jdace for a grammar-school, and to assign proper stipends for the 
master and usher; "and as the De])uty cannot he so well lodged 
for the repair of the noblemen and counsellors as bo should be, in 
the Archbishoji's place, called Saint Se|>ulelires," his Highness directs 
the Lord Deputy to treat with the Archbishop for his consent, re- 
storing to him, in recompense, the house belonging to the Dean, and 
orders a suitable mansion to be a]>])ointeil for the (^'hancellor and for 
all resorting to him at all times ; enjoining that an hospital should 
be erected within the precincts for 12 poor men wIid liave done the 
Ktato some service, or who, liy hurt or wounds have lieen incapa- 
citated from labour, with live marks yearly for each during their 
lives; ami that the Usher of the Court of E.\chequer shoidd have 
an annuity of 4 marks, as there was then no Usher a|ipointei| for 
the suing of the Court nor for the keeping of the pl.ice where the 
laws were appointed to be kejii; and, finally, the Commissirners 
are instrncteil to pay the pensions and annuities ilirectcd by the 
King's iii.structions. Signeil, E. Somerset, T. Canterbury, W. Seint 
John Kusshell, F. Warrearkc, Cutb. Durcfin, Anthony Brown, W. 
Herbert, R. North. — iVy date. 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 153 

Membrane 15. 

no. Pleas hold at Dublin, before the Loril the King, in his Chan- 
cery, I April, 1° Edward VI. It a])pearing by an inquisition taken 
at Dublin, Jlonday, next before the Feast of Saint Patrick, before 
Sir Richard Rede, Chancellor; Thomas Lutreil. of Lutrillston, knight; 
James Bathe, of Drominghe, knight; and Patrick Barnewall, Ser- 
jeant, Commissioners, that James Butler, Earl of Ormond and 
Ossorie, at the time of his decease was seised in his demesne as of 
fee tail of the manors of Rushe, Ballscaddane, and Portrane, in the 
county of Dublin, a house called Justice Bermyngham's House, a 
messuage called the BaiTon's Innes, and 3 gardens in Dublin and the 
suburbs, 140 acres in Kiltoune and Ffenfithe, in the county of 
Dublin : that the manor of Rushe was of the yearly value cf X44 
1 6s. 6d.; Ballscaddane manor, of the yearly value of £9 15.S. 8fZ. ; and 
Portraue mauor of the yearly value of ii6 iis. ^d. ; Justice Ber- 
niingham's House, of the yearly value of 26s. Qd., and the Barron's 
Innes and gardens, of the value of 33s. ^d. And it appearing by 
another inquisition taken at Novane, in the county of Meatli, be- 
fore Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice ; Thomas Cusake, Master of the 
Rolls ; and Robert Dyllone, Attorney-General, Commissioners, on 
Friday next before the Feast of Saint Patrick, i Edward VI., that 
the said late Earl was seised in fee tail of the manors of Black Castle 
and Donamore, 4 acres arable, 240 acres pasture, in the county of 
Meath, parcel of the manor of Cloncureye, in the county of Kildare, 
and 5s. head rent, annually, issuing out of the village of Johnston, 
alias Shanestou, which James Fleming, knight, Baron of Slane, 
held of the manor of Cloncurry, and a chief rent of 40s. arising from 
the land of Rathcrome; and that the manor of Black Castle was of 
the value of £ii, the manor of Douamore of the value of £20 7s. i id., 
and the 4 acres arrable and 140 acres pasture and moor of the value 
of 27s. 4(/. And by another inquisition taken at Naas, in the county 
of Kildare, on Monday next before the Feast of Saint Patrick, 1° 
Edward VI., before Gerald Aylmer, of Dullanlston, knight ; Thomas 
Lutreil, of Lutrellston. knight; and Patrick Barnewall, Commis- 
sioners, it being found that the said Earl was seised in fee tail of 
the manors of Oughterarde and Castle Warning : the former of the 
yearly value £9 12s. 4 J., and the latter of the like yearly value, 
and 140 acres in Kiltoine and Ffensith, parcel of said manors, of the 
yearly value of £18 4s. i^d. ; Clintonscourte, 6 acres arable, 24 acres 
pasture, value, per annum, £3 ; i fort, i messuage, 120 acres arable, 
22 acres pasture in Wottonrede and Castle Waruinge, lately called 
Perices Land, value, per annum, £5 4s. ; the said Commissioners 
found that the said late Earl held all those possessions of the King 
in capite by knight's service, and that the late Earl, on the i7tli day 
of October. ....... [Incoviplete.'] 

III. Conveyance whereby George, Earl of Shrewsbur}'-, Wexford, 
and Waterford, Lord de Tallaot Furniwall le Strange Werdon, Sene- 
schal and Constable of Ireland, granted to Johanna Devereux, 



Edw. VI. 



154 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

I (laiijchter of John Devereux, 80 acres in the Hilton of Ballymore, 
Kilw. VI. which were lately in the hands of John Browne, rector of Roslare; 

To holil at will acconliiif^ to the ancient customs and usages of the 

n;:iti()r of Ballymore, at a rent, 26s. 8</. Patrick .Staflord for the said 
Joluiiiiie Deverox, in the within deed mentioned on 5th January, 
28 J/iiir// VIII., came hcfore Thomas Gusakc, of (Josyngeston, 
Seneschal of the manor of Ballymore, and prayed to be permitted 
to hold said lamls of the Lord the King, according to the tenor of 
the charter above written. — J iili/ 19, 13 Henri/ VIII. 

Conveyance whereby the said Earl granted to the said Johanna 
Deverox, 102 acres in the lands of Ballybegge, in the parish of 
Ballymore ; To be held at will a('cording to the ancient customs and 
usages of the manor of Ballymore, at a rent of 34s. Witness John 
Dikley, Seneschal of the Liberties of Wexford. — Wexford, 20 July, 
13 llenry VIII. 

Membrane 16. 

1 12. Letter from the Lords of the Council to Sir Anthony Saintleger, 
knight, Deputy, stating that tlicy had sent over Richard Brasier to 
be llis Majesty's Auditor, understanding that the Remouibrancer of 
the Exche<iuer, more for " his owne syngutar advantage than for 
any other respect," refuscil to deliver the records of the survey of 
llis Majesty's lands' to the Auditor, without sight and consideration 
of which he should not be able to serve Ills Majesty after such sort 
as was requisite ; the Council, therefore, rc(|uiros the Lord Deputy 
to take order that he should have the perusing of the surveys ami 
the books touching His .Majesty's revenue, and the Lord Deputy is en- 
joined not to make any leases in future, until he shall have tirst ascer- 
tained the value certilied under the hands of the Auditor; whereliy, 
as he is bound to serve, so it His Majesty be not well served, he may 
the better he cliarge(l accordingly. Signed G. Somerset, W. Saint 
John, H. Arundell, William Petre — Weslmin.iter, 28 Xor. 1547. 

1 13. Letter from the Lords of tiie Council, in England, to the Lord 
Deputy and Council in Ireland, referring to their former letters, 
whereby upon occasion of their sending over the late Dean of Saint 
Patrick, they signilied " that shortly they wouhl send over a conve- 
nient aid for the re<luction of the rebels who attem])ted to innovate 
things there, and that they would (iresently send this gentleman. 
Master Bellyngham of the King's Privy Chamber, and with him such 
:i convenient number of .sorted men for the relief of the Lord Deputy, 
under the leading of certain gentlemen their cajitains, as by their 
view they should |)erceivu ;" recommending th(^ Deputy to use his 
(Master Bellyngham) counsel and advice in all cases touching his 
Highne.s' service, and the special cause of his sending, he being a 
gentleman in whom, for his wisdom, jidlicy, ami ex])erience in tho 
nfliiirs of war, buth llis Majesty and the ('mincil jiut great con li- 
dencc ; and to credit him, from time to time, in as much as oii His 



1 547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 155 

lligliucs' bclialf lie slioulil be advised ; signifying, moreover, tliat it i 

was the ])leasure of His Grace, witli tlie advice of bis Council, that Edw. VI. 
the Master Treasurer should allow him for his diet, during the 
■whole of his abode, 40s. sterling a-day, and that he should pay to 
the captains and lieutenants of the horsemen and footmen, with the 
other officers pertaining to every band, such ordinary wages as 
accustomed ; and that the treasurer should take the account at 
Master Bellingham's hands of all such money as should be empressed 
to the captains and soldiers for their " cottes," conduct money, and 
what other sums they should have received for the expedition of 
their voyage. E. Somerset, William Saint John, J. Russell, J. War- 
wicke, T. Seymoure, William Paget, AVilliam Peter. — Saint James, 
the last of Mai/, 1547. . 

Membrane t8. 

114. Decree of Sir William Wyse, of Waterford, knight, SirAVil- 
liam Liucoll, John, alias Jenkyne Morgane, and Nicholas Lee, of 
the same, merchants. Commissioners appointed by dedimus potesta- 
tem, dated 24 Nov., 1°, for the purpjose of hearing and determining a 
dispute between the Dean and Chapter of the Holy Trinity, Water- 
ford, and .Tohn Nugent, of Clonchofcberane, and others of the same 
"nation," in Butlerston, concerning certain lands and tenements in 
Ballecoshine and Butlerston ; the Commissioners having " warned" 
as well the Dean and Chapter as also John Nugent, otherwise Uu- 
chedon, with his kinsfolk, to appear, bringing whatever evidences 
they could touching the " veray meyrris" betwixt Ballecassben 
and Butlerston, and having examined divers antient instruments 
and depositions, and a decree of Thomas O'Flatliawne, then official 
of the diocese of Waterford; and John Nu^^ent, with his kinsfolk, 
bringing forth no evidence to the contrary, saving the depositions 
of antient folk, of no authority or vigour ; award and decree 
that the Dean and Chapter, and their successors, should have pos- 
session of the lands within the mears and bounds following, that 
is to say, the lands lying on the east of Casshilmoroughe, and 
thenceforward to the King's highway, which leads from Kilro- 
nane to Waterford, and from the same northward unto a rough 
low ground or valley, and from thence to the extremity of the 
wood called Curagheraure, otherwise Moneegaromee, thence straight 
to the " heste" of Carriggniegone, and so to the mears of Kilbarye ; 
To hold until such time as John Nugent, or his kinsfolk, shew 
better title. — No date. 

Membrane 20. 

115. Decree of John Alen, Chancellor, in a suit between John 
Nugent, guardian of James Pheypow, of Hoskenston, and Thomas 
Nugent, of Braclyn, in the county of Meath, directing that the 
said James shall have possession of the lands of Hoskenston against 
the said Thomas, clear of all royal service, and ordering the body 
of said James to be put out of ward of the said Thomas, by reason 
of the royal service, until such time as the said Thomas should 



156 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547- 

' show to the Chancellor sufficient title ; that the s.iid Thomas do 
Edw. \ I. -(vitiiii, ten days after notice of this decree or judjj;ment restore 
' the liorse taken by him as a lieriot, and ])ay the rents taken since 

tlie death of Richard I'heyjiow ; that the .said Tiiouias, upon pain 
of £100, shall permit and sutler the said James and his heirs to 
enjoy the cfl'ect of this decree and judgment; and as the defendant 
defended the cause upon a ground apparent his Lordship awards no 
costs. — iVo date. 



1 Patent Roll, i Edward VL, Part 2. 

Edw. VI. 
Tart 2. Membrane i. 

I. Pardon of Sir Richard Rede, knif^ht, Chancellor of Ireland. — 
Mmj I, 1°. 

Membrane 4. 

3. Pardon of George Browne, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of 
Ireland. — Oct. 24, 1°. 

3. Pardon of Robert Cusake, Thomas Rogers, John Spinsfildc, 
John Gadon, and Walter England, merchants and citizens of Dub- 
lin. — Xov. 2, 1°. 

4. Pardon of Lodvic Dodder, alias Teud<lrr, (derk. — Tov. i 9, 1°. 

5. Pardon of Philip lirymyncham, citizen and Alderman of the 
town of Drogheda ; George Garnctt, William Myssett, Thomas Gar- 
nett, Thomas and George Ilcockc, merchants. — A'oi'. 23, 1°. 

6. Pardon of Caloaghe M'Edo O'Todhe O'Bryne, late of Down- 
calybere, in the county of Dublin, gentleman. — AVy. 22, 1°. 

7. Pardon of Robert Ap Jenn, chajdain — Lttcan, Dec. 14, 1°. 

8. Pardon of Edward Staple, Bishoj) of Meath. — Lucan, Jan. 9, 
1°. 

9. Pardon of Ricdiard and Jolin Kctyngp, of Carlow, gentlemen. — 
Lucan, Jan. 16, 1°. 

10. Panlon of Edward and Tbnmas Kelyiige, of Carlow, gentle- 
men. — Lucan, Jan. ly, 1°. 

II. Panlon of .Jobn ainl Edward O'Blare, of Carlow, gentleman. 
— Jan. 16, i^. 

12. Pardon of William Ketyngc, of Carlow, gentleman. — Jan, 
26, 1°. 



1547] CHANCERY, IRELAND, ' 157 

13. ParJou of Robert Fleniyng, senior, and Robert Elemyng, 1 
junior, Gerald Flemyng, and Thomas Delaliyde, merchants of the Edw. VI. 
town of Drogheda.—Ja?!. 36, 1°. Part »• 

14. Pardon of John Delahyde, late of Moyclare, gentleman, sou 
of Walter Delahyde, of Moyclare, in the county of Meath. — Lucan, 
Mar. 5, 2°. 

15. Pardon of Maurice M'Dermonte O'Brynan and Conald Legh 
O'Bryuan, gentlemen. — Mar. 2, 2°. 

16. Pardon of Oliver Nugent, of Dromcree, in the county of 
Westraeath, esq. ; Edward Nugent, of Mylcastell; Nicholas Filde, 
of Glasniullen, gentleman ; Thomas Tuite, of the Tonuaghe, esq. ; 
Thomas, son of Laurence Nugent, of Stafernam, horseman ; Walter 
Tuite, and John Tuite. — Mar. 3, 2°. 



Patent Roll, 2 Edward VI. ' * 

Edw. VI. 
Meinhrane i. 

1. Livery of the possessions of Thomas Caddell, late of Nail, esq., 
to John Caddell, son of James, son of said Thomas. — Feb. 12, 2°. 

2. Livery of the possessions of Richard Lutrell, late of Lutrelles- 
ton, to Sir Thomas Lutrell, knight, his son and heir. — March 20, 2°. 

Membrane 2. 

3. Livery of the possessions of Thomas Stephens, of Dubliu, mer- 
chant, to John Stephens, his son and heir. — Fine 20 marks. — Feb. 

27, 2°. 

Meriihrane 3. 

4. Livery of the possessions of Richard Rocetter, of Wexford, 
gent., to Walter Rocetter, his son and heir. — Fine, £5 12s. 8c/. — 
Last of May, 2°. 

5. Livery of the possessions of John Caddell, of Caddelleston, to 
Patrick Caddell, hia son and heir. — Fine, £4 6s. 8d. 

6. Charter of Kilkenny; reciting King's letter, Hampton Court, 
18 October, 1°, directed to the Lord Deputy and Council, in confir- 
mation of the antient liberties and privileges of the citizens; and 
reciting a lease to Walter Cowley, of Browneston, gent., of the 
Monastery of Saint John the Evangelist of Kilkenny, with all its 
possessions, for 21 years, the reversion of which, with 2 acres of 
meadow, within the town, 21 messuages, 60 acres of arable land, 
20 acres of pasture, aud 40 gardens in Kilkenny, a water-mill in 



ij8 TATENT AXD CLOSE KOLLS, [1547. 

2 the M;idoliiic-street, a wood called CIicnon.sgrove or Loworswoode 
Edw. VI. witliin tiie liberties, 10 messuages, 20 acres of arable land in Drake- 

laml, and 4s. rent issuing out of a certain house in which Kobert 

Tobin lived, is by this charier granted to the Sovereign, Provost, 
Burgesses, and Commonalty; To hold forever.ata rent of £16 6s. 4^., 
and £1 by way of increase; with licence toacijiiire lands to the value 
of £40 a-ycar, to be expended upon the rei)aratiun and niaintcnaiico 
of the walls of the town. — .Vo date. 

Membrane 4. 

7. Assignment of the house, ambitc, and precinct of the Petty 
Cannons witliin the Close of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, fur au 
hospital for 12 poor persons who had served in the wars of Uinry 
VIII., and wore now infirm — namely, Arthur Sheall, William Tyler, 

John Wodde, Geoftry W'orthc, Roland Blode, K^'dwaladcr of Ryes, 
Peter Redmam, Thomas Hilton, Henry Skinner, Dominick Pottell, 
Thomas Oo, and George Holdres, praying for the souls of the King 

his father, and forefathers, with a pension of £5 each March 

o ^° 

Membrane 5. 

8. Grant for a fine of £72, to Sir Richard Rede, Chancellor, of 
the custody, wardsliii), and marriage of George Darcy, son and heir 
of William Darcy, late of Platen, deceased. — May 14, 2°. 

9. Pardou of Richard Brymygiam, of Caryckoris, gent. — No date. 

10. Pardon of .John O'Corrcn, otherwise called Shane O'Corren, 
of Ballyformete, in the county of Dublin, cotter. — No date. 

11. Pardou of .Tohn Dowdall, of Rathsker, in the county of 
Louth, gent. — No date. 

12. Pardon of .Tcdin O'Rcyly, otherwise One O'Reilv, of Belgry, 
horseman, and Farly U'Keily, of Belgry, " barnairh." — Feb. 12, 2". 

13. Pardon of Oliver Sutton, of Bicbardeston, in tho county of 
Kildare. — Feb. 25, 2°. 

14. Pardon of Eneas M'Mnrgho, of Ballyntegc, gent., otbcrwiso 
called Eyne M'Edmond ])u(l'e, of Kensle. — lub. 11, 2°. 

15. Pardon of Cornelius O'Daye, Bishop of Killaiuc. — No dale. 

Membrane 6. 

i6. Pardon of Rory O'Conebaghe, Vicar of Dronicollyn, of Fer- 
call. — March 14, 2°. 



1547 ] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 159 

17. Parilon of Carnaby or Brian OJwyn,of Belgor, in tlie county a 

of Kildare, yeoman. — March 12, 2°. Eihv. VI. 

18. Pardon of Donald M'Bran O'Byrne, horseman. — March i, 2°, 

19. Pardon of Thomas Leynagho, of Dounarde, captain. . . 
20, 2°. 

20. Pardon of Nicliolas CofTye, merchant. — April 29, 2°. 

21. Pardon of David Eustace, late of Ilenryeston, in the county 
of Kihlare, horseman. — April 20, 2°. 

22. Pardon of Jlayler Ilusscy, of Myllussey, Peter Bo-xce, of 
Kalghaughe, and John Hussey, of Ardromes, eent. — April 20, 2°. 

23. Pardon of Andrew Breerton, junior, late of Grangemullen, in 
the county of Kildare, soldier. — A'^o date. 

24. Pardon of Sir William Bermyngham, Baron of Carbrie. — 
April 21, 2°. 

25. Pardon of Richard Dalton, of Hylton, in the county of West- 
meath, gent. — April 22, 2°. 

26. Pardon of Gerald Petit, of Irryshton, gent. — April 26, 2°. 

27. Pardon of Conatus O'Mulmoy, of Durro, late Prior April 

22, 2°. 

28. Pardon of Peter Dalton, of Plaren, gent. — April 21, 2°. 

29. Pardon of Donald M'Swyne, galloglass ; David Power, of 
Rathcowle, kern ; Peter Owr Saint John, of Kylteynan, kern ; 
Thomas M'Donnoghe Rothe, of Burbston, kern ; Walter Fitz-Richarde 
Stacapowell, of Knockanfraghe, gent. ; Conatus M'Shane, of Kyl- 
teynan, and William M'Segge. — April 28, 2°. 

30. Pardon of Theobald Fitz-Ricbard Stacapoll, of Ballymley- 
naghe, horseman ; Thomas Fitz-Richard Stacapoll, of Knockan- 
weighe, horseman ; Thomas Coye Comen, of Kylternan, horseman ; 
Theobald Hackett Fitz-Philip, of Moldrom, gent. ; Thomas Comen 
Fitz-John, of Clonbrogan, gent. ; Philip Fitz-Dermott Magher, of 
Ballylosky, horseman ; and Donal Meaher Fitz-John, of the same 
place, in the county of Tipperary. — Jtili/ 28, 2°. 

31. Pardon of Sir Edmond Butler, Baron of Dunboyne ; and Peter 
Butler, of Grelaghe, gent., his brother. — April 28, 2°. 



i6o PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547- 

4 Memhrane 7. 

Edw. VI. 
32. Pardon of Thomas Fitz-llicbard Crenan, of Burnesgrange, 

kern ; Walter Hackett Fitz-Pliillii)])o, of Kyltenan, kern ; Frederick 

Comen, otherwise Sheaiie Conien, of Feddcrte, husbaiulnian ; Richard 

M'Sliane M'Terge, of Baiiyiisly, Eiliiioiid Kelly, of Dromgun, Jordan 

Comen, of Grallaghe, kern ; and Ednumd Lagan, of the same place, 

yeoman ; all in the county of Tijiperary. — April 28, 2°. 

33. Parilon of Theohald Owyr, of Kylteynan, horseman ; Thomas 
Rothe Fitztoge Meaghe, of Moiieotiscon, horseman ; John Fitz- 
William Uwyer, of Boyton Rath, horseman ; Richard Rioghe Butler, 
of Bryttas, gent. ; Henry Power, of Rathgonell, horseman ; Thomas 
Fitz-Edwarde, of Kyltenan, horseman ; AVilliani Butler Fitz-John, 
of the same place, horseman ; all in the coiiuty of Tipperary. — 
April 28, 2°. 

34. Pardon of William Bremyngam, of Ballyboggan, in tlie county 
of Meath, gent. — May 4^ 2°. 

35. Pardon of Thomas Lorgan, of Tamon, iu the county of Wex- 
ford, Shereman, and Alison, his wife. — May 2, 2°. 

36. Pardon of John Goldsmyth, of Dublin, gcut., Clerk and 
Counsel of the King. — No date. 

37. Pardon of James Drake, of Marvelyston, in the county of 
Meath, horseman. — March 2, 2°. 

38. Pardon of George, Archbishop of Dublin, and Primate of 
Ireland. — 1/ay 18, 2°. 

39. Pardon of Richard Butler, of Pollekerye, otherwise called 
Richard Fitz-William Butler, of PoUekerry, horseman ; Thomas 
Buttelcr, of Artcrlem, gent. ; James Prendergaste, of Kylledonyko, 
otherwise called James Moyll Fitz-Thomas Fitz-Walter, horseman; 
John Prendergaste and John English, of Rochester, horsemen. — 
—May 18, 2°. 

40. Pardon of William O'Donayll do Kaj'cr, kern, otherwise called 
William M'Conor Conishonaghe, of the same place, idlcman ; David 
Lorgenam, of Brogcrallyn, horseman or kern ; Cossedon, of Kayre, 
kern ; Rory Lorgenan, of Kellemle, horseman, otherwise called Rory 
More M'Conor Lorgenan, kern ; Conor M'Lorgennn, of Balleorle, 
horseman, otherwise called Conor M"Rorc Lorgenan, kern ; and 
RcdiODiid Riirke, of Kayer, kern or idleman. — Ao dutv. 

41. Pardon of John Butler, of Pollekerye, gent., otherwise called 
John Roth Fitz-Richarde Butler, horseman ; Thomas O'llogan, of 
Killchcraghe, horseman, otherwise called Thomas Blake, Donald 



1547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. i6i 

O'Donell, of Cabyr, kern, otherwise called Donald M'Cornioke * 

O'Donelljidleman; and Hugh O'Donell, of Cahyr, kern. — May i8, 2°. Edw. VI. 

42. Pardon of Thomas Lookewooddc, clerk, otherwise called 
Thomas Lookewoode, Dean of Christ Church, Dublin. — March tj, 2°. 

43. Pardon of Christopher Dowdall, of Artureston, Henry Dow- 
dall, of Ballyscanlan, and Henry Doydall, of Mollenston, in the 
county of Louth i.Vo date. 

44. Pardon of John Stanley, late of Athboy, in the county of 
Meath, merchant, otherwise called Jolin Stanley, late of London, 
"cnstardmonger;" Roland Chamerlyne and Walter Brandon, late of 
Athboy, merchants. — Mai/ i f , 2°. 

45. Pardon of George Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all 
Ireland ; and Thomas Plunket, of Garrycke, gent. — May 11, 2°, 

46. Pardon of Peter Leyns, of Knocke, gent. — Fth. 14, 2°. 



Membrane 8. 

47. Pardon of James Bverarde, of Rendulffeston, in the county of 
Meath, gent. ; and Donald Oge O'Lynche, of Kylbryde, kern. — i/ay 
I, 2°. 

48. Pardon of John Parker, of Holmpatricke, gent., Constable of 
the Castle of Dublin — May 10, 2°. 

49. Pardon of James Thobyn, of Cumshenaghe, gentleman, 
otherwise called James of Saint Albin, of Cumshenaghe, horseman. 
—3Iay 14, 2°. 

50. Pardon of Sir Richard Butteler, of Rosse, in the county of 
Wexford, knight. — A^o date. 

51. Pardon of Richard Fitz-Roberte Butteler, of Typperaghe, in 
the county of Tipperary, horseman ; Peter M'Shane Butteler, late 
of Old Rosse, in the county of Wexford, kern ; Edward Fitz-Richard, 
of Momghore, in the county of Wexford, gentleman ; William Daton, 
late of Enaghis, in the county of Kylkenny, gentleman; and Walter 
Shortall, late of the barony of Aghteirte, in the county of Kilkenny, 
kern. — No date. 

52. Pardon of Edmond Prendercase, of Newcastell, gentleman, 
and James Prendercase of the same place, gentleman. — May 5, 2°. 

53. Pardon of Lady Catherine Butteler, of Corraghemore, in the 
county of Waterford, widow. — No date. 



i62 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i547- 

» 54. Pardon of Walter Dewerox, son of Stcjilicn Dewerox, of Bat- 

Edw. VL taylcston, in tlic county of Wcxfunl, gentleman. — So date. 

55. Pardon of John Copyngcr, of Corke, merchant. — Xo date. 

56. Pardon of Thomas Fitz-Henry, of Kylkcvane, in the county 
of Wexford, gentleman, and William Hore, of Harperstone, in the 
same county, gentleman So date. 

57 . Pardon of John Fitz-Power, of Curraghmore, in the county of 
Waterford, gentleman. — May 5, 2°. 

58. Pardon of Sir Thomas Butteler, Baron of Caher J/ay 5, 2°. 

59. Pardon of James Butteler, of Caher, gentleman, otherwise 
called James Cunishenaghe, of Caher, horseman, and Thomas But- 
teler, of lloske, gentleman — Mai/ 5, 2°. 

60. Pardon of Patrick Egan, of Ballyndurry, in the county of 
Kildare, " Brehon." — May 2, 2°. 

61. Pardon of John Wackley, of Nowan, in the county of Meath, 
gentleman — Ftb. 20, 2°. 

62. Appointment of llichanl Plunkct, of Newys, gentleman, to 
tlie office of Chief Sergeant of the county of Louth, during pleasure. 
— May 20, 2°. 

63. Grant of English liberty to Thomas Roj'rkc, of Newton, near 
Trim, husbandman. — April 26, 2°. 

Membrane 9. 

64. Pardon of Nicholas Ewstace, of Jacoteston, in the county of 
Kildare, gentleman, and Loughleu O'Murgho, of the same place, 
cowherd. — May 16, 2°. 

64a. Pardon of Henry Wynter, soldier. — Mar. 12, 2". 

65. Pardon of Peter Gregory, of Bauke, in the county of Louth, 
fleshorman. — April 4, 2". 

66. Pardon of Jordan Morroysc, of Croghan, in the county of 
Tipperary, husbandman. — Ajml 6, 2°. 

67. Pardon of Nicholas White, of Clongell, son of Nicholas White, 
gentleman, for the murder of Thomas Tallon, of Wilkyncston. — 
April 20, 2°. 

68. Pardon of John More, of Qaltrymc, in the county of Meath, 
yeoman. — May 18, 2°. 



1547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 163 

69. Pardon of Aniie Barnewall, of Kyhvelloglie, in the county of ^ 
Meatb.— .1/«y 12, 2°. • Edw. VI. 

70. Pardon of Sir Thomas Cusake, of Lasmollen, in the county of 
Meath, kniglit, otlierwise called Sir Thomas Cusake, of Cousingeston, 
knight, otherwise called Sir Thomas Cusake, Master of the Rolls 
and Records of Chancery, and Matilda Darcie, his wife. — May 12,2°. 

Membrane 10. 

71. Pardon of James Bathe, of Dromnaghe, esq., and Elizabeth 
Burnell, his wife, and Edward Baruewall, son and heir of Robert 
Barnewall, late of Dromnaghe, esq., deceased. — Feb. 12, 2°. 

" The true meaning of this pardon is none othyr but onely that 
" the same shall extende to every of the persons above named for a 
"pardon of alienation and intrusion of their possessions, that ys 
"given unto the Kyng, by reason of the alienation, and a grant 
"and pardon of the meane profits whereunto the King was entitled 
" by reason of the said alienation, and to none otiier purpose to give 
" any beneficte or avantage by anny other meane to the above 
" named persons." 

72. Pardon of Thomas Barnewall, of Moylaghe, in the county of 
Meath, gentleman. — April 7, 2°. 

Membrane 1 1 . 

73. Pardon of Sir Thomas Cusake, of Lassmolen, in the county 
of Meath, knight ; Walter Cu.sake, of Kylcarne, gentleman; Richard 
Duff, vicar of Gariston ; David Walslie. chaplain ; Edmond Felde, 
of Cossingeston, Patrick Clynche, of Skryne, Philip Penteney, of 
Taneraghe, Edmond Darcye, of Platene, Nicholas Folde, of Lass- 
molen, Thomas Darcye, of Platen, and Richard Forster, of Sauntrof, 
gentleman Mar. 10, 2°. 

74. Pardon of John Duff, of Kylcoskar, son and heir of Roger 
Duff, of the same place, deceased. 

Membrane 12. 

75. Licence to Sir Anthony Saint Leger, to alienate to Edward 
Saint Laurens, Lord of Howth, Sir Thomas Talbote, of Malahyde, 
knight, Richard Saint Laurens, of Warde, esq., Christopher Lutte- 
rell, son of Sir Thomas Lutterell, of Lutterellston, Christopher 
Baruewall, son of Patrick Barnewall, of Gracedrewe, esq., John 
Bathe, son of James Bathe, esq., Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 
Robert Plunket, son of John Plunket, of Donsoghly, esq., Robert 
Talbote, son of Reginald Talbote, of Belgerete, esq., Patrick Fyn- 
glass, son of Thomas Fynglass, late of Wespelleston, esq., and 
Edward Barnewall, son and heir of Robert Baruewall, of Drom- 

m2 



i64 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547. 

4 naghe; the church or rectory of Bioc, in the county of Dublin, with 
Edw. VI. all messuages, lands, tithes, and alterages thereuuto belonging ; 
To hold for ever Mar. 1 2, 2°. 

76. Licence to Robert Saint Leger, esq., to alienate to Edward 
Staple, Bishop of Meath ; James Unifry, of Dublin, clerk ; Christo- 
pher Houth, of the same place, clerk ; Symon Geffery, clerk ; Robert 
Eustace, of Dublin, clerk ; the lordship or manor of Kyll, in the 
county of Kyldare, with the lands of Kyll, Arterwell, Artorston, 
Nicholston, Ballybragge, and Alesterton, in the county of Kyldare ; 
to hold for ever. — Feb. 1 2, 2°. 

Membrane 13. 

77. Licence to Sir Anthony Saint Leger, knight, to alienate to 
Edward Staple, Bishop of Meath ; James Umfry, of Dublin, clerk, 
Christopher Ilowtli, of the same place, clerk; Simon Gefferay, clerk; 
Peter Lewes, clerk, and Robert Eustace, clerk ; the rectories or 
churches of Grane, Agher, Ballyliackett, Kylteyan, Kylcorny, Kyl- 
more, Kylcasshell, Kylpipe, and a third part of the rectory of Don- 
lebor, in the county of Carlow, the rectories or chapels of Kyllallan 
and Carne, in the county of Wexford, the churches or chapels of 
Kylwanton, Kylrogan, Bacbclly.ston, otherwise Neychwan, Ballyn- 
lyegan and Rynny, in the county of Corke, the churches or rectories 
of Donabate and Kylmahode, in the county of Dublin, and the 
churches or chapels of Ballycotlande, Kylcaa, and Tristclderniote," in 
the county of Kildare, )>arcel of the possessions of the late monastery 
of Grane, and which had been granted to Sir Anthony Saint Leger 
by the late King Henry tlw Eighth ; To hold for ever. — April 4, 2°. 

78. Appointment of Umfrey Sexten, of Limerick, to the office of 
ganger and searcher of the port of the city of Limerick, during 
pleasure, vice Robert Wesbcy. — June 10, 2°. 

79. Leave of absence to Bartholomew Ru.ssell, of Peltrj'mo, in 
the county of Dublin, Clerk of the Crown of the chief j)lace. Clerk 
of the Common Picas, and Kec]ior of the Writs and Rolls of the 
chief j)lace, to repair to En<:land for one year, for improvement 
in the duties of his othce. — July 23, 2°. 

80. Appointment of .Tolin Goldsmyth, gent., to the oflicc of 
gauger and searcher of the ports of tlie city of Cork and the town 
of Kinsale, during pleasure. — Oct. i, 2°. 

81. Grant of English liberty to William Kcygho, of Kylkena, 
chaplain. — Sept. 21, 2°. 

Membrane 14. 

82. Appointment of Sir John Allen to the office of Chancellor, 
during pleasure, vice Sir Richard Rede, knight, wiili the usual 

• Cnstlcdcrmot. 



1547.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 165 

salary and fees, to be paid out of the great and petty customs of 2 

Dublin, Drogheda, and Dundalk ; with the custody of the great seal. Edw. VI. 

— By the Kiny himself, and by authority of Farliament, Westminster, 

April 3, 2°. 

83. Pardon of Bernard M'Gillepatrike, Baron of Upper Ossorie, 
otherwise called Bernard Fitzpatrick. — Nov. 12, 2°, 

84. Pardon of alienation to Dionisius Hay, of Hayeston, in the 
county of Wexford, and Elene, his wife, Mathew Hay, William 
Spenser, Vicar of Kathasbeke, and Laurence Esmonde, of Bally- 
niythe. — Fine, £"] 15s. ^d- — Nov. 12, 3°. 

Membrane 15. 

85. Pardon of alienation to Robert Plunket, of Donnferde, gent., 
and Anne, his wife, late wife of William Bermyngham, Baron of Car- 
bry; Thomas Creff, Vicar of Stabanau ; Thomas Bocun, Rector of 
Bewly ; Nicholas Walshe, Vicar of Cloncurne ; Thomas Narr, Vicar 
of Rathoure ; Thomas FitzSymon, of Swerdes ; Andrew Leynaghe, 
Vicar of Kilrony ; and William Calfe, of Mokelan, gent. — Nov. 
10, 2°. 

86. Pardon of Calvac Occhonor, of Kylmalenoke, horseman ; 
Phelim M'Lesaughe M'Chonor, kern ; Kedan M'Owen Occhonor, 
horseman ; Lesaughe M'Owen, brother of said Kedan, kern ; Le- 
saughe M'Tege O'Dempsie, kern ; Calvac Occhonor, kwn ; and 
Brian O'Dempsie, of Clonyganaghe, kern. — Nov. 10, 2°. 

87. Pardon of Edmund O'Reyly, of Kylnecroytte, son of Mol- 
mory O'Royly, chief of his nation. — Nov. 1, 2°. 

88. Appointment of Walter Cowely to the office of General Sur- 
veyor of the possessions and revenues of the King in Ireland, during 
pleasure, with a salary of £100. — Nov. 5, 2°. 

Dorso. 

Membrane i. 

89. Decree in a suit in which Walter Mothell and Johaona 
Cursie, his wife, alleged that William, Johanna's grandfather, was 
seized in his demesne, as of fee, of 9 meeses in Kilkenny, and 20 
acres of arable land within the town and franchises, and of lands 
in Downomogane, in Alrmewood, Graugsueane, FoUynstou by 
Donnbyll, Callyne and Gerypouute, in the county of Kilkenny, 
and of other parcels of land in the county, which he held for a term 
of years ; and being so seized, that those lands lawfully descended 
to John, his son and heir, who devised them by will to the said 
Johanna and Thomas Cursyc. It being proved that John Cursye 
was the eldest son of William Cursye, and that Johanna was his 



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1 



heiress, it is decrecil and adjudged, " that Katherine Cursie should 
Edw. VI. " enjoy her portion by devise of William, her fatlicr, and a moiety 

" of the lands <leviscd to Patrick, son of said William ; tliat Wal- 

" ter, and Johanna, his wife, should have the other moiety of 
" the said Patrick, with the whole portion some time belonjiing to 
" John Cursie, and that Robert should have his portion, or fourth, 
" accordinir to the will, as son and heir of Patrick, brother's son 
" of the said William, the devisor." 

Signed, 
William Kerdyff, Justice. 
Walter Cowley, one of the King's Comniissionera. 

Kov. 13, 2° Eenrij VIII. 

90. Letter from the Lords of the Council in England to the Lord 
Deputy and Council in Ireland, informing them that they had com- 
mended Walter Cowley, by a late letter, sent by the Auditor's 
clerk, to serve the King as Surveyor of his Majesty's possessions, 
but they thought it good to remind the Council again of it, requiring 
them to grant him a commission to endure for the King's (deasure, 
and instructions where he should first begin; and that he should 
finish one county before he began another, unless any special matter 
occasion the contrary; appointing to him for his ordinary charge, 
and for his reward such sum as has been in former letters remem- 
bered ; " and that the service may be better done, let him know 
" the King's standing rent of every lordship, and what grants were 
" already made, what debts were owing to the King in the county, 
" by the gentlemen there, and the books of the several surveys, or 
" the sight of them, as thereby the more truth may appear." 

Signed, 

E. Somerset. William Paget. 

W. Saint John. Anthony Wyngfield. 

J. Russell. J. Smyth. 

Windtor, Sept. 21, 4°. 

" And sines the wryting of this letter yt is ordered that the said 
" Cowley shall have cli. ster. See, to be paied quarterlic by the 
" handes of the Under Treasurer, and that the first quartr. payment 
" shall begynne at Mychaelmas nexto." 

91. Testimony and deposition of James Bath, Chief Baron, and 
John Bath, Recorder of Drogheila, touching the will of Robert 
Barnewall, of Dromnagh. They <lej)0.se upon their conscience, that 
in fifteen or sixteen weeks after the death of the said R<diert, James 
Bath being then married to Elizaljeth Barnell, late wife of the said 
Robert, they enquired of John Talbofc, of Dardeston, who was 
then in Christ Church, what he knew concerning the will, when he 
stated that he spoke with the said Robert in his lifetime, after tho 
birth of his son John, who tlien declared that his will and 
intent was, that tho said Elizabeth Burnell, his wife, should enjoy 



I547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 167 

during her life all his lands, and on her death they should descend z 
to her son Edward, and his heirs male. Edw. VJ. 

Signed, 

,^ J . James Bath, Baron. John Bathe. 

Jy date. ' 

Membrane 4. 

92. Charter of Du})lin, on the supplication of the Mayor, Bailiffs, 
Commons, and Citizens, in order tliat the city should be better 
provided for defence in resisting the King's enemies, in consider- 
ation of the fidelity and zeal of the citizens, by which they made 
themselves particularly acceptable, and in the hope that if the 
Mayor, Bailiffs, Commons, and Citizens should have more ample 
honours, liberties, and privileges conferred on them, they would 
more firmly feel themselves bound to perform what services they 
could for his Majesty : granting to them and their successors, that 
they should be for ever a body corporate, consisting of a Mayor, 
two Sheriffs, Commons, and Citizens ; that they should be capable 
in law to plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, in all 
suits, plaints, and demands whatsoever ; that the city, suburbs, liber- 
ties, and franchises, as far as " the extent," or were extended by 
former patents, or by custom, and as far as the extreme limits of the 
franchises, as well by land as water, should be an entire corporate 
county in itself, to be called the county of the city of Dublin, and 
held in the same manner as the city was held of Henry the Eighth ; 
that the bailiffs henceforth should be sheriffs, with authority to ex- 
ercise all matters and things touching the shrievalty of the county 
of the city, and that the sherifis of the county should not presume 
to enter the county of the city, unless where the gallows stands, and 
this only for executing traitors, felons, ■ and other malefactors 
condemned to die without the city, according to the ancient cus- 
tom of the city, which should be done by the sheriff of the 
county, with the help of the mayor and sheriffs of the county of the 
city ; that they might hold their county court on Tuesday, from 
month to month, for ever ; that they might acquire lands and pos- 
sessions held in fee burgage or soccage, to the value of one hundred 
marks a-year, from any person willing to give them, notwithstand- 
ing the statute of mortmain ; that they might enjoy aud exercise all 
such liberties, prescriptions, customs, royalties, acquittances, and 
jurisdictions, which they at anytime heretofore held, used, or exer- 
cised. By the King himself. Southwell. — April 21, 2°. 

93. Decree in the case of Mothel and wife, mentioned at No. 89. 
(Incomplete). 

Membrane 6. 

94. Award made by Arlande Usher and Walter FitzSimons, 
in a suit between John Stacboll and James Creagh, of Limerick, 
concerning a certain carvell laden with wines, to the number of six 
score butts, for which Creagh disbursed £88, and Stackboll £40 5*. 



i68 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i.'547- 

i It is ailjudgol. tliat the latter shall deliver to Crcagh £24, aiul tlio 
Edw. TI. half of tiio |>rofit, on their return to the city of Limerick ; and that 

the Lord Chancellor should choose two indill'erent j)er.sons to hear 

the accouBt of both parties, couceruing the costs and prulits of the 
wines. 

Signed, 

T o Arland Usher. Walter Fitzsimone. 

June 12, 2 . 

" The intent of the preceding award is, that the whole sale and 
" profits of the wines shall bo divided between the said .Icdin and 
" James, so that the former, out of his own half, shall deliver to 
" Creagli, before they fall to any acconnt, £24, an<l then shall deli- 
" ver to him liis half gains and profits of the said X24." 

Membrane 7. 

95. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of Efiglanil to the 
Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, re(|uiring them to allow 
Thomas, Earl of Orniond, during his min<irity, 200 marks a-ycar, 
out of his possessions in Ireland, " for that he hath no other thing 
to live withall." 

Signed, 

Edward Somersete. William Pageto 

William Seynte John. Anthony Wyngfielde. 

Russell. 
Sept. 8, 2°. 

96. Award made in the (Jourt-Iiouse of Galway by Stephen 
Lynche Fitz-Doininicke, Mayor, John Fallon and John French, 
liayliil's, with their co-burgesses there assembled, in a suit between 
the City of Limerick, of the one jsart, and the Town of Galway, of 
the other part, stating "that Ciiristopher Arthur and Nicholas 
" Arthur came and appeyreil in the corte house, ami there showed » 
" letter of attorney and auctoritye of the said cyty and cytyzens of 
" the same, for to jwicyficat and put awaye all manner adversitj'o, 
" rancor, and inconvenyens, tliat have rysen or insurged betwixt the 
"said city and the towne of (iaiway, and betwexte the cytyzens 
"and habitants of the cyty of Lvmerick, and betwexte the coiibur- 
" gesses of Galway and babitaiites of the same; and speciallyo 
" touching the matter depending between Diivid Conien, of Lymc- 
" reck, citizen, and the towne of Galway, for certjiin travcrs mattyr 
" touching a bargaiiio of salt, the which bargaine David Comen 
" alleging for liyni that ho cowd have n<> right niinisterc<l to him in 
" the said towno of Galwuyo ; wherefore the said Da\nd attache<l, 
" restC'l, and rainesomcd one Ambrose Lynch Fitzjames, merchant 
" of the towne of (ialwaye. for the whicli tachein and rainesomin^ 
" arose and in'-urt'odc gn'te inconveniencyes betwext the city and 
"the town of Galway; wherefore in considenition, nugmenta- 
" tion, and fortyfyinge truini|uilitye, ami of reste and [leace and 
" concordablc amytyo and frcudshipp betwixt the city and the tuwu« 



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CHANCERY, IRELAND. 169 



" of Gallweye, the iDayor, ballj'^-es, conburgesses, and comers 2 

" of Gallwaye, in the said corte liousc, with one assente, elected and ^^^- ^I- 

" chosed Walter and Anthonye Lynch FitzThonias, arbytratours, to 

" be assocyate vrith the said Chrystofor and Nicholas Arthure, yu 

" the towne of Galway, j-s behalfe, to the augmentation, paeiticacon 

" of a perpetual peace and Concorde betwixt the citye of Lyinerick, 

" for the said matter, and the town of Galway : Then the said arbi- 

" trators, so chosen and elected for the universal weal, and augmen- 

" tacon of charity and aniytye betwixt the said citye of Lymrik 

" and Gallweye, so that this accordemente and f3'nal peace may 

" never be seperate, be no inconvenyence, rancor, ne dyscorde, have 

" concorded and have lefte that tliore shall be no waryence, ne dis- 

" corde from thensforwarde, for any accon or dcmandys, as toucli- 

" ing David Comen and Ambrose Lynche, ys variance, save that all 

" forgyven at eyther sydfe from the beginninge of the worlde unto 

" this present dale. If so befalls that anye suite or demande be 

" made to any person or persons before the Mayr of Lynierik, by 

" any of Gallweye, that the Mayr of Lymerik shall mynyster 

"justice and lawe to them of Gallweye, according the consue- 

'' tude of the cytye, and likewise, the ilaj-or of Gallweye, shall 

"mynister and hold ryght to them of Lymerik, in like manner 

"and form. More, we have left and accorded that Ambrose 

" Lynch shall have of the cj'tyo of Lymerik £37 13s. 4(1., and this 

" to be determined at Lymerik, as Xpofer Artur and Nich. Artur 

" shall deme and redresse ; and the said money shall be paid to the 

"said Ambrose; that is to say, the £17 13s. 4J. that Ambrose 

" made of costs, shall be payd in this wyse, as to seye, fyve pyeces 

" of silver, which Ambrose left at Lymeryk, four pieces wyth David 

" Comen, and the other piece with John Ryce, which fyve pieces 

" sliall be dealyvered to Christofer Artur, j-s bandes, incontinente, 

" without any delaye ; and the rest to be paid, halfe by Michallmas 

" next following the date hereof, and the other half to be paid by 

"May next; and the £20 that Ambrose paide to David Comen 

" shal be deallivered and paied to Leonard Artur, for the £20 that 

" Ambrose took and had of the said Leonard, and to be discenipted 

" of the som aforesaid." In witness, itc, sealed with the Meraltye, 

ys seal. — l/t/y 7. 16° Henri/ VIII. 

Memhrane 9. 

97. Petition to the Lord Protector Somerset, by Piers Marten 
and Dame Marie Linch, his wife, late wife of William Bourke, Earl 
of Clanrickard, reciting that the said Marie was of a civil and Eng- 
lish order of education and manners, residing in Galway, that 
William Burke, before he was created Earl, being of wild governance 
in those parts, obeying neither the King or his Grace's laws, was 
coupled in lawful matrimony with the said Dame Marie, by reason 
whereof he was brought into such civility and conversation with the 
King's Council and his subjects, that he was induced to repair into 
England, to visit the King's Majesty, and to acknowledge his alle- 



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170 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1547- 

giance, whereon be was created Earl ; that articles were executed 
Edtf. VI. on their intermarriage, liy wliich the manor and castle of K3'lcolgen 

were settled on her during her natural life ; and that the Earl had 

entere<l into several other covenants, none of which he carried into 
execution ; that at the time of her marriage, " she was a woman of 
great substance," and that she was entitled unto and claimed a third 
part of all his real and personal i)roiicrty; that, notwithstanding his 
Grace's orders to the Lord Dei)uty and Council, to take cognizance 
of the complaint, she could obtain no fiual order from them, save 
that they ordered the petitioner should have a chain of gold, with 
a cross hanging to it; of 14 ounces, valued at £36 los-, and a cup 
called "a nutte," with a cover of silver, gilt, of 68 ouuces, valued 
at £17, and a standing cup of silver, with a cover, double gilt, of 
43 ouuces, valued at £10 t6.s. 4(1., in part payment of a hundred 
marks received with her in marriage, and of fifty marks bequeathed 
unto her, and of £25 belonging to the children begotten by her first 
husband, which sums she delivered to the said Earl; wherefore they 
most humbly beseech his Grace, for the love of God, to regard and 
ponder the said cause, that it might be called to an examination 
before his Grace. Xo date. 

98. Commission under the great seal, directed to Sir Thomaa 
Luttrell, knight. Chief Justice ; Walter Kerdyfle, second Justice of 
the Bench ; and Patrick Barucwell, Sergcant-at-Law, to liear 
and examine the matter contained in the preceding petition. — Jan. 
23. 1° 

Membrane 10. 

99. Letter from the Lord Protector to Sir Thomas Luttrell, 
knight ; Walter Kerdyfle, and Patrick Barnewall, requiring them 
to hear and examine tiie petition of Piers Marten and wife ; to call 
witnesses before them, and to determine some better decision than 
heretofore has been pronounce<l ; and complaining of "the lack of 
"justice where Magistrates be ecpially affected, for surely it might be 
" lamentable that so noble a man's wife, deserving so well towards 
" the Kintr's Majestye, by conforming her husband, should be left 
'' without living, for lack of justice and favorable equity." 

Signed, 
Jan. 25. E. Somerset. 

Decree on behalf of Piers Marten and Dame Mary, his wife, hy 
the Commissioners, Walter Kerditf, Justice ; Tliduias Luttrell, Jus- 
tice ; and Patrick Barnewell, Sergeantat-Law : who, upon examina- 
tion of Richaril Bourkc, Earl of Clanrickard, Jolin Wackley, and 
others, roiiortcd that the late Earl was first marricil to one Graine 
ny Kcrvill, who was alive at the time of his marriage with Dame 
Marie, whereby his marriage with the latter, by the laws of the 
realm, was void, ami she was not, therefore, entitled to a third of 
his possessions ; but in consideration of the late Earl not bequeathing 
the manor of Kylcolgan to Dame Marie, the Coramissiouers adjudge 



1 547-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 171 

her entitled to tbe sum of £300, amount penalty of the bond en- * 

tered into by tbe Earl on tbe occasion referred to in tbe settlement, Edw. YI. 

mentioned in article No. 96 ; and as it was proved tbat Edmond 

Lynce, of Galway, burgess, had in bis bands, of the goods of 
tbe late Earl, a bason and ewer of silver, weighing 76 ounces, 
and a pix, chalice and other ecclesiastical jeweles or plate, 
partly broken, weighing 91 ouncea of silver, in pledge; and that 
Dominick French had an ale cup, with a cover, gilt, weighing 19 
ounces, one piece, weighing 20j ounces, and tbe other two pieces, 
weighing 19^ ounces of silver; the Commissioners order tbe resto- 
ration of tbe plate, on payment of tbe money for which it was 
pledged, and that Pierse and Dame Marie should have for ever all the 
plate and parcels of silver, after the rate of four shillings and ten- 
pence sterling the ounce, " which is like as plate is sold at the mint 
in tbe King's Castle of Dublin :" Provided alwaj's, tbat tbe said 
Dame Mary, and her children by the late Earl, should be at all times 
at liberty to disprove tbe marriage solemnized between tbe Earl and 
Grane ny Kervill, and if she succeed in annulling it, she should be 
entitled to one-third part of all bis possessions and lands. 

Signed, 

Walter Kerdyffey, Justice. Patrick Barnewall. 

Thomas Luttrel, Justice. 

Nov. 18, 2°. 

100. Pleas held at Dublin in Michaelmas terra, 2° Edward TL, re- 
citing an inquisition taken at Lexlepe, in tbe county of Kildare, on 
Thursday, 2° Edward VI., before James Fitzger.ild, Escbaetor, by 
virtue of a writ " de diem clausit extremum," by which it was 
found that Sir William Brimingbaui, late Baron of Carbrv, died 
seized in his demesne, as of fee tail, of tbe lands of Eoyllybal- 
lylugge, Ballynafagbe, Cornemncloghe, and Kylrane, parcel of the 
possessions of tbe late monastery of Clonard, in the county of Kil- 
dare, Kyll^rlas, in tbe county of Meath, with certain customs, duties, 
and ploughdays ; Ballinemalagbe, the manor of Ballvbogan, in the 
county of Meath ; Harrieston, Knockawole, Kylloskillan, and Killa- 
dobraghe, the manor of Clonard, in the county of Meath ; Kyltellan, 
Toboyen, in the county of Meath ; tbat he died on tbe 17 July, in 
the second year of His Majesty's reign, that AnnePlunket, his wife, 
survived him, and that Edward Bermingbam is his son and heir. — 
No date. 

loi. Protestation made by Sir Dongan Morrice, Dean of Tuskard, 
in M'Cuyllen's country, to continue bis Majesty's true and faithful 
subject during his life, and to teach his laws and ordinances, as well 
within his whole rule and dominion, as elsewhere, according to the 
oath and commandment given him by tbe Lord Protector, and the 
Lord of Canterbury, "chiefly teaching the setting forth of the usage 
" of the communion, and all other godly ordinances of the church, 
" according as it is practised in England." — July 3, 2°. 



PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1548. 



■' Third Ykar, Edward VL 

Edw. VI. 

Membrane i. 



1. Livery of the possessions of Gerald Fay of Derrcnegarragli, 
in the county of Westmeatli, to Gerald Fay, his son an<l heir ; with 
pardon of intrusion and alienation, in consideration of a fine of 
£6 13?. 4(f — Fth. 6, 3°. 

Menhrane 2. 

2. Pardon of Thomas Eustace, A^'iscount Baltinglass, otherwise 
called Thomas Eustace, Lord of Kilcullen, Roland Eustace, of Gal- 
mereston, son and heir of Thotnas Richard Eustace, of Little Bowly, 
Richard Eustace of TuUaghgarry, Alexander Eustace, of Cobinston, 
in the county of Kildare, otherwise called Alexander Eustace, of 
Kylrush, son of Thomas Eustnce, and William llarrold, of Holywode, 
in the county of Dublin. — Ftb. 8, 3°. 

3. Pardon of Bernard, otherwise Brean Fitz-Richard, of Brytton, 
John Fitz-Richard, of Malamaste, Edward Fitz-Richard, and Niciiolas 
Fitz-Richard, son of Richard Fitz-Edmond, both of Brytton, in tiie 
county of Kildare. — Feb. 8, 3°. 

4. Pardon of Andrew Breerton, soldier, late of Grangemullen, in 
the county of Kildare, now of Dublin — Feb. 19, 3°. 

5. Pardon of Richard Bcrmegham and Andrew Berniegham, both 
of Clonavin, Redmond Simeon, of Temon, and Tlieobald Leynagh, of 
Boylcnebakc, in the county of Meath, kerns. — Feb. 1 1, 3°. 

6. Pardon of James Butler Fitz-Theobald, of Neighon, Thomas 
Butler Fitz-Theobald, of Bolccomyne, Edward Butler Fitz-Tlieobald 
Emshoolagha, James Donill Fitz-William, of Neighorn, kern, 
Walter Donyll Fitz-William, of the .same, Edmond Conelan Fitz- 
Juhn, of the same, Edward Siiorttall Fitz-William, of Bolecomyne, 
Katherine Butler, of BrammelistDii, Redmond Freyn Fitz-David, of 
Ballywadree, Edward Butler Fitz-John of Strouaue, Richard Butler 
Fitz-John, of Kylfane, in the county of Kilkenny, William Butler 
Fitz-Thonias, of Kylankc, .lames Grama Fitz-William Carragh, of 
Gcoslodda, Peter Brathnaglie Fitz-Matiiewe, of tiraidiondv, .lolm 
Brathnaghe Fitz-Matlicw, of Dangenespi<lege, ReduKind Rocho 
Bninaghe, of Reighorn, Richard Dull' Fiiz-Pliillype, of Roclieston, 
Peter Bratlinagh Filz-l'hili|). .lames Brathnaghe Peter Philip, Patrick 
Forstall Fitz-Uerott, of Clugluickeragh, DeruKit Fitzteg;.'e O'Ryan, 
of Courraghlehan, Edward Fitztegge O'Ryan, Donal Omiskey Fitz- 
Thomas, of Neightm, Edward Shortall Fitz-I'i<'rs, of ^Vatieslogh, 
ThomasO'Morgho Fitz-Philip, of Neighon, Jidin Butler Fitz-Edmond, 
of the Rore, and Redmond Blancliwyll Fitz-Tlioiuas, of Park, in 
the county of Kilkenny — Feb. lo, 3°. 



1548.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 173 

7. Pardon of Richard Butler, of BalleraggeJ, knight, William 3 
Dacon, Richard O'lleydeii, of Kylrye, Thomas Barron, of Donomo- Edw. VI. 

gan, Thomas Graunt, of Ballenebole, Donoghe Make Moroge, of 

Pernes, Donoghe More O'Breuane, of Ralhetle, Cahry Boye O'Bren- 

ane, of Danieston, Morgane Kavaiiaghe M'Donyll, of Templeroure, 
Donyll Kavanaghe M'Edmond, of the same, Patrick M'Tege 
O'Dowell, of the same, Dermot Boye O'Piielane, of the same, 
Donoghe O'Corin, of Ballcntlee, Donagh O'Biane, of Karrantauscly, ' 

John O'Dyrlyn, of Balnietaghe, Richard Barron, of Montegarrete, 
Philip Jlole O'Maghery, of Clonneconiie, Robert Barron, of Rathtor- 
lin, James Blanohewell, of Moghore, Solomon Frayne, of the same, 
Peter Porstall, Ballenemylaglie Gybbon Forstall, of the same, 
Vf illiam Conimerford, of Donemogan, Thomas Graunt, of Ballehu- 
rine, Edward Dull', M'Richarde M'Shane Butlere, of Cloghraantaghe, 
Peter Dobbin, George Commerforde Fitz-James, of Moneros, Peter 
Butlere M'Shane, of Old Rosse, William M'Fyn, of Keolenelyn, James 
M'Piers, of Keull, John O'Broghane, of Castlecon, Richard Fitz- 
James Moyaghe, of Grangiclohe, Thomas M'Redmond, Karryck- 
neglonyne, Thomas Forstall M'Edmond, of the same, Richard Duff, 
Fitz-Tliomas Fitz-Redmond Forstall, of the same, Walter Fitz- 
Tyboote Fytz-Richard Roo, of Ballehenebre, Gerald Forstall, Piers 
More M'Edmond Keagh, of Moranchoun, Edmond Purcell, of Bally- 
Bele, Edward Roth M'Piers, More Edmond Keaghe, of Morenehoun, 
Robbyston Fitz-Ricliard Butler, of Typpaghe, Rowland Barron, of 
Brownisforde, Patrick Den, of Grenan, Edward Barron, of Cooluery, 
Redmond Barron, of Eyuystyoke. — Feb. 11, 3"^. 

Membrane 3. 

8. Pardon of Oliver Sutton, of Richardston, Francis Cosbye, of 
Kildare, Redmond Oge, of Rathangan, Maurice Eustace, of Castle- 
marten, and John Fitz-Richard, of Bally tege, in the county of Kil- 
dare.— i^e6. 8, 3°. 

9. Pardon of Fyaghe M'Shane O'Tliole, of Omale, Morroghe 
M'Gerrott Duffe, Tyrrelaghe M'Fyaghe, Owen M'Gyllepatrick, 
Mole M'Quinn, Edmond M'Morriertaghe, Thadeus O'Nollane, and 
Dermot O'Duffe O'Donyll, all of the same place.' — Feb. 12, 3°. 

10. Pardon of Richard Weslye, Barony of Norraghe, in the county 
of Kildare, Thomas Eustace, son of the late Maurice Eustace, of 
Ballicotland, knight, Gerald Weslye and Oliver Weslye, both of 
Barrestowne, John Eustace, of Ballycaghen, Connor Flatt, of Nor- 
agh, Donnogh M'Gyllecrosse, Maurice Eustace, of Gilton, Walter 
Weslye, of Norraghe, Connor Dorry, of the same, and Moraghe 
M'Donnoghie, of Donen. — Feb. 13, 3''. 

11. Pardon of James Fitz-Gerald, of Ibaseton, in the county of 
Kildare, Maurice Fitz-Gerald, son and heir of James Fitz-Gerald, 
of Callaighton, Thomas Fitz-Edmonde, of the Moreton, and Mau- 
rice Fitz-Edmonde, of Browneston. — Feb. 15, 3"^. 



174 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, L»548. 

3 12. Pardon of Nicholas Wogane, of Rathcoffyc, James Fitz- 

Edw. VI. Geralil, of Ballesoiianc, Richard Oge Fitz-Rirliard, "Donald M'Ownc, 

Tyrlagh M'Owuc, Mallaghlen Riaghe, of CowllcoryKlmne, Murraghe 

M'Shane, of Cunlull', in the county of KlMare, Jolin Ewstace Fitz- 
Moryshe, of Balletrasne, Oliver Fitz-Piers, of Ballesonas, Tole 
M'Mulniore, of lUtiiturkyll, and Cornelius Fitz-Thomas Mayll, of 
Ballcsomcr. — Feb. 15, 3°. 

13. Presentation of the Rev. Patrick M'Gwyryn to the vicarage 
of Kylketc, in the diocese of D .... ; also presentation of Symoa 
Water to the vicarage of Tavelaghe, and presentation of Patrick 
Dowdall, to the Chantry of Stabanan. — Fth. 17,3°. 

14. Presentation of the Rov. Patrick Dowdall, of Dublin, to the 
Chantry of St. Nicholas, of Stabanan, in the diocese of Armagh, 
and county of Louth. — Feb. 16, 3°. 

15. Pardon of John Kerroll, of Rathdonyll, Cornelius O'Curren, 
of the same, Bernard O'Denipsy, of Corbally, Charles O'Denipsy, of 
the same, and Murertaghe M'Kenna and Derniot M'Donyl MKegho. 

• -Feb. 19, 3°. 

16. Pardon of Gerald Sutton, of Connall, David M'Symon, of 
Brj'shlaghe, horseman, anil Tyrrelaghe Roo M'Feyryshe, of the 
same place, horseman. — Feb. 1 9, 3°. 

Membrane 4. 

17. Pardon of Peter Wale, of Doumahennoke, Edmond Wale, of 
the same place, and John FitzUerot, of Marciallyston, horseman. — 
Feb. 20, 3°. 

18. Pardon of Molmorye M'Edmond, of Castlerove, gallowglass, 
and Darec O'Dempsi, of Fronipoliston, horseman. — Feb. 20, 3°. 

19. Pardon of Edward O'Loyne, Constable of the Castle of Tr3'8- 
teldermote, Gerald Saint Miehell, of Ilaberteston, Thomas Fitz- 
EdmondButlere, of Lesnewagh, Tliomas O'Loyne, of Trysteldemiote, 
Demetrius Oge O'Ncyll, of Raviile, Redmond M'Cabe, Caher Duffe, 
Connor O'Loyne, Thomas Dufl'o M'llcnry, all of Trysteldermot*, 
and Philip M'William Roo, of Ilarrotbyston. — Feb. 19, 3°. 

20. Pardon of John Barre, of Frecrston, Robert Barre, of the same 
place, Edward Barre, of Payncstoii, Nicli(da.s Barro, of Freerston, 
Ferdinand M'Gyllepatricke, of Ballemoiire, David Barre, Redmond 
Barre, both of Frecrston, John Wale, of Payucston, and Donald 
O'Culleu, of Freerston — Mur. 7, 3°. 

21. Pardon of Philip O'Reyly, of Dromloraan, otherwise called 
Prior O'Reyly, of Dromloman, in the county of Meath. — Mar. 1 5, 3°. 



I548-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. ^75 

22. Pardon of Walter Oge Brenaghe, of Garranliode, in the county 3 

of Kilkenny, horseman, Walter Oge Walshe, of the same place, E'lw. VI. 
Donald ArchJeken, of Kylkyllin, otlierwise called Donald M't'oode, 
William M'Walter Walshe, of Barntowne, kern, Cornelius M'Richard 
Morgho, of Lislinge, and Nicholas Walsh, of Kippaboyuche, in the 
county of Kilkenny J/ar. 25, 3°. 

23. Pardon of Edmond Fitz-Richard Butler, of Butlerswode, 
Leonard Shortall, Richard Fitz-Tlicoliald Butler, William Shortall, 
James Cantwell, Edwanl Shortall, Edmond Shortall, Richard Fan- 
nyng, John Shortall, Hugh O'Kayll, David Fannyng, John More 
Fannyng, Shane M'Richarde, Michael Purcell, David FitzDonyll, 
David Pitzmagon Fannyng, Nicholas Neishe, and Rorie Trasy, all of 
Butlerswode Men-. 26, 3°. 

24. Pardon of Richard Toben, of Carslanetiane, in the county of 
Kilkenny, Richard and Adam Toben, his sons, David M'Shane 
Buy Toben, of the same place, Richard M'Edmond Toben, of Con- 
eloghe, William Oge M'William Butlere, of Brittas, and James 
Douse, of Ballydavid. — Mar. 26, 3°. 

25. Pardon of Edmond Brenaghe, of Castelhowell, otherwise 
called Edmond Walshe, Robert Brenaghe, alias Walshe, of Roches- 
towne, Oliver Brenaghe, alias Walsh, of Balleteskin, and Philip 
Brenaghe, alias Walshe, sons of Edmond John Fitz- William, of 
Tobbyrede, Oliver Fitz-Tliomas, of Lysdolyn, James Fitz-Oliver, of 
the same, Edmond Fitz-Oliver, of the same, Philip Brenagh, alias 
Walsh, of Ballynowe, Christopher Fitz-James Brenaghe, alias 
Walshe, of Aghfadde, Robert Brenagh, alias Walsh, of Ballenyg- 
gany, and John Brenagh, alias Walsh, of Ball3'thowe, in the county 
of Kilkenny. — Mar. 27. 3°. 

Membrane 5. 

26. Pardon of Robert Fitz-James Brenaghe, alias Walshe, of 
Ballencowle, Oliver Fitz-James Brenaghe, alias Walsh, of Kylla- 
spucke, Edward Fitzpatrick Brenaghe, alias Walshe, of the same 
place, Robert William Fitz-James, alias Walshe, of Ballaghbregan, 
John Fitz-James, of Gragavin, Robert Madoke, of Garrang, in the 
county of Kilkenny, Robert O'Shee, of the same, Terence Oge Cava- 
naghe, of Carrickenny, and Edward Toben of Kyltallaghan, Shean 
M'Walter Toben, and Richard M'Walter Toben. — May 27, 3°. 

27. Pardon of James Swetuian, of Castellifl", and William Swet- 
man of Tullaghaght, in the county of Kilkenny, Edward Swetman, 
Edward Croke, and David Prout, of the same place, Thady Bory, of 
Lummoke, Gillebrenyn O'Muldeny, of the same place, Richard Toben, 
of CastlelifFe, Thomas Teralaghe, of Ballenecowle, Thomas Fitz- 
Nicholas Clagolagre, of the same place, Richard Toben, of Ballydavy, 
John Toben, of Glasneskee, and James Fitz-Richard Toben, of 
Ballydavy Mar. 26, 3°. 



176 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1348. 

3 28. Pardon of Walter Gall, of Carcnclioniaii, in the county of 

Edw. VI. Kilkenny, James Gall, alias Bourke, of Kiltoji^hane, William Fitz- 

Walter Brenaghe, alias Walsh, of Canieeoinan, Peter Fitz-Richard 

Brenairhe, alias Walshe, William O'Koncdy, Thomas Fitz-James 
Fitzwalter Brenaglie, alias Walshc, of Ballefcyasoghe, James Fitz- 
ina3'as Brena;rho, alias Walshe, of Rocheston, and Edward Fitz- 
Janies, of Ballefoyuchoke — Mar. 27, 3°. 

29. Pardon of Arthur Kewanaghe, son of Donald Kewanaghe, of 
Idrone, in the county of Carlow. — April 1, 3°. 

30. Pardon of Symon Fitzjiatrick, alias .Simon M'Gillepatrick, 
of the county of Carlow, Patrick O'Curren, and James U'More O'Cur- 
rcn, alias James Curren,of Gari)uill, in the same couuty. — April 1, 3°. 

31. Grant of English liberty to Gerahl M'Teige Byrne, of Tullo, 
gent., Morian Toole, alias More ny Toole, liis wife, and James, Charles, 
Donald, Edmond, and Morgan Byrne, alias Morgh Byrne, sons of tiie 
aforesaid Gerald. — April 1, 3°. 

Membrane 6. 

32. Pardon of William Scxe, of Bolick, in the county of Tippe- 
rary, gent., Thadeus M'Philip O'Mulrian, Walter Morres, William 
Redmonil, Richard Fitzpiers Butlere, of the same place, Donatns 
Lieghe O'Maghere, of Ballymolin, Thomas Cantwell, of Glasgowill, 

Richard Cantwell, of Moylossan, and Peter Butlere, of Clone 

April I, 3°. 

33. Pardon of William Byrne, of Poullo, Eilmond M'Firstivrne, 
Tyrrolagh Rowe, of the same place, and MurghoGerrald, of Idrone, 
in the county of Carlow — April i, 3°. 

34. Pardon of Bernard Kavanaghe, son of Donald Kavanaghe, of 
Idrone, in the county of Carlow, horseman, and Edmond Kavanagh, 
also son of said Donald — April t, 3°. 

35. Pardon of Edmond Fitz-Nicholas Archdekin, otherwise called 
M'Code, of Kylvelin, horsenum, Redmond Fitz-Nicholas Arclxlekin, 
alias M'Code, Thoma.s DullV Fitz-Nicli(jhis, Edmond Dutl'e Gnill'o 
Gra.sse, Morgan O'Ryan, alias MurgiicO'Ryan, Piiilip Purcell, Walter 
More, John Roo M'Une Archdekin, Malaciiy Ronlontere, Walter 
Sheno, Gerald Fitzpatrick Archdekin, Patrick M'Garylt M'l'iers 
Archdekin, of Ballenusshe, kern, and Edmond O'Ryan, of Kylvelin, 
Lorscman. — April 1, 3°. 

36. Par.lon -f Gerald M'Tege Byrne, of Tullo. gent., Donald 
M'Donvll, Philip <)'IIar;.'an, Holiert M'Kdmond P.iitlere, of the same, 
William M'U.diert liullcre, J.,hn O'Bulgy, Edmond M'Tege Bvrno, 
fc^imon M'tiillejiatrick lliagho M'Lysaghe, kerne, John Jl'Tego 



1548.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. i'77 

Byrne, Richard Riaglie Fannynge, of FaDnynsre Woode, horseman, 3 
John M'Feaghe O'Toole, of Ca^telrodry, horseman, Derniot M'Lagh- Edw. VI. 

ien, of Keylshebeg, Tady M'Mclaghlen, of Lysnpdonyn, Moriertaghe 

M'Be, of Castlerodry, Rory M'Morgho, Christopher Omanett lI'Ed- 
luond, Leysaghe M'Rosse, of Kylknocke, Morgan More M'Teiglie, of 
Clonemore, kern, Edmond M'James, M'Cahir More, M'Forishe Bra- 
nagh, alias Walshe, of Grange, kern, and Patrick Roo M'Dermote, of 
the same jilace, hus'oaudnian. — Apiil i, 3°. 

37. Pardon of Philip Piirseil, of Ardryston, David DufJ'e Pursell, 
of Fraghgady, horseman, Robert Pursell, of the same place, Philip 
Fitz-GeflVy Pursell, Robert FitzGefiry Pursell, Patrick Slile Lysaghe 
M'Murgho, all of t1ie same place, Donald M'Doughe O'Nolan, of Rose- 
lone, and Morgan M'Douyle O'Nolan, of the same, kern. — April i, 3°. 

38. Pardon of Theobald Tallon, of Caricken, in the county of Kil- 
dare, horseman, Mawne Oge O'Quinc, of the same, horseman, Robert 
Tallon, of Lackaghe, in the same county, horseman, Redmond Tallon, 
of the same, horseman, George Dullard, of the same, kern, Oliver 
Dullard, of the same, keni, William Tallon, of Clonmore, in the 
county of Carlow, horseman, and Dermot O'Quinyng, of Clonanna, 
in the county of Kildare, horseman. — April i, 3°. 

39. Pardon of Bryan O'Tolo, alias Bryan O'Gogey, of Povrer- 
courte, in the county of Dublin April i, 3°. 

40. Pardon of Maurice Fitz-Thomas, of Lackaghe, in the county 
of Kildare, alias Mailrice Fitz-Gerald, of Balfranghau, in the county 
of Meath, horseman. — April 2, 3°. 

41. Pardon of Murtaghe Oge Cavanaghe, of Garrowkyll, in the 
county of Carlow, horseman. — April i, 3°. 

42. Pardon of William Walshe, of Carrickmayne, alias William 
Walshe, of Olde Courte, in the county of Dublin. — April 3, 3°. 

43. Pardon of Gilliane Lynche, of Galway, in the county of Con- 
naught, widow, Stephen Lynche, son of Arthur Lynche, merchant, 
John Lynche and Nicholas Lynche, of the same place, mer- 
chants. — A2]ril 4, 3°. 

Alemhrane 7 . 

44. Pardon of Philip Fitzmorishe, of Kylmaoke, in the county of 
Kildare, gent., William, son of Richard Fitzmorishe, of the same, 
horseman, James Eustace, of Mone, Walter Eustace, of Castlemar- 
ten, in the same county, Charles M'Crossen, of Gardenston, Thomas 
O'Royrcke, Vicar of Kylmaoke, Moriertaghe Lalore, of Mone, 
kern, and William M'Regane, of Clongorswoode, husbandman. — 
April 4, 3°. 

N 



178 PATENT AND CLOSE r.OLLS, [1548. 

3 45. Pardon of James Goodman, of Ballelairbuan, gent., Margaret 

Edw. VI. Hyke, of the same place, wife of James Donald Jl'Moragbe, husbaud- 

man, James Goodman, of Rocliystowne, gent., Gerald M'Donyll, of 

Cowlrosse, kern, Derniot 0"IIedean, of Coruelscourte, labourer, and 
Jobanua Hiky, bis wife. — April 4, 3°, 

46. Pardon of David Walsbe, of Raronan, borseman, son of James 
"Walsh, of the same, kern, William Vale, of Mocconeston, horseman, 
Walter Walshe, of Raronan, borseman, 0«yn O'Don}-!!, of Balle- 
■\-aghan, kern, Thomas Loghan, of Balleucgrie, kern, and Edmond 
Logban, of the same, idleman. — Aj)ril 4, 3°. 

47. Pardon of Peter Talbote, of Sbankill, alias Peter Talbote, of 
Fasagberoo, in the connty of Dnblin, son of Robert Talbote, of Bel- 
garde, Fyrgynanyn M'Thomas, of l^tbdowne, horseman, Richard 
Walshe, of Kylcobban, and Theobald AsshepoU, of Temi)lecaryge, 
in the county of Dublin. — April 4, 3°. 

48. Pardon of Terence Oge Cavanaghe, of Kylmogblyn, and Peter 
Freny, of Ballilocke, borseman. — Api-il 4, 3°. 

49. Pardon of Patrick Myaghe, of Kylnioloke, yeoman, son of 
George Myaghe, of the same — AjJril 4, 3°. 

50. Grant of Englisli liberty to John M'Coyn, gent., and Dermot 
M'Coyn, both of Kilmalloke.— Jwne 26, 3°. 

51. Pardon of Gerald JI'Artc Cavanaghe. of Ballylowe, in the 
county of Carlow, horseman, Moriartaghe M'DonaL'he M'Arte Cava- 
naghe, of Balletege, kern, Arthur M'Edmond O'Culternan, husband- 
man, and Morghe Lea M'Leye O'Culternan, kein.— Jiint 24, 3°. 

3Ie>nhr(in( 8. 

52. Pardon of Branne M'Cahir M'Forishe Colteman, of Clongb- 
eronske, in Claureynold, in the county of Carlmv, horseman, James 
M'Cahir OBvrne, kern, aud Branne Bwye M'Donugho M'Dallowe 
Colteman, of Kylnialhisollock, in the county of Carlow — Junf 24, 3°. 

53. Pardon of John Ballagbe O'Byrne, of Ballyrane, in the county 
of Carlow, horseman, Moraghc M'Shano Ballagbe, Donald U'Balla;.'bo 
M'Sbane, horseman. Own M'Shane O'Ballaghe, horf^eraan, and Bal- 
lagbe M'Shane, horseman. — June 27, 3°. 

54. Pardon of Edward Plunkcte, of Rathniore, gent, Oliver 
Plunket, of the same, gent., Oliver Balfe, of Balrenegon, gent., 
Kicbanl Pettid, of Lyne, horseman, Thomas Plunkcte, of Dyssard- 
kyran, gent.. Cbristo|ilier Plunkcte, of the same, horseman, Gerald 
O'Reile and Molmore O'Kcilo, sons of J<din O'lieile, of Meyntcon- 
aaghtec, Lorsemau, and Thomas O'Reile, kern. — June 29, 3". 



1548.] CHAXCERY, IRELAND. i-g 

55. Pardon of Brian, .son of Gerald O'Byrne, of Symond's Wood, 3 
horseman, Donald M'Bi'an OByrne, of Downe, horseman, and Charles Edw. VI. 
M'Edmond Oge O'Byrne, of the same, horseman. — June 29, 3°. 

56. Pardon of Gilpatryke O'Brenan, of Knockanesenaghe, kern. 
Fare lI'Dermott Leighe O'Brenan, of the same, kern, John M'Der- 
mott Leigh OBrenane, of the same, kern, and Richard Duffe Biit- 
teler Fitz-Thomas, of Bowlicke, keru. — June 27, 3°. 

57. Pardon of James M'Edmond Fitz-Tliomas Butlere, of Bally- 
cortrell, in the county of Kilkennj', Richard iPShane Brannaghe, of 
Flebrannaghe, footman, Nicholas M'Edmond Thomas Butlere, of 
Ballycortrell, Theobald M'Walter Butlere, of CovUe, Phelim 
O'Congher O'Magher, of Cle<lyle, Donald M'Philip O'Magher, of the 
same, Donell MGyllerowe and Nicholas M'Walter Budere, of the 
county of Kilkenny. — July 3, 3°. 

58. Pardon of William Shortall Fitz-Thomas, of Ballylorgan, 
Richard Shortall Fitz-John, of the same, horseman, John Shortall 
Fitz-Thomas, Edward Shortall Fitz-Thomas, of the same, Peter 
Shortall Fitz-Thomas, Edward Fitz-John Shortall, horseboy, Walter 
Fitz-John Shortall, of the same, kern, Edward Frennj-e Fitz- 
Piers, of Cloyne, horseboy, and Donald Duff O'Bryn, of Ballylorgan, 
horseboy. — June 28, 3°. 

59. Pardon of Moriertaghe JPLesaghe O'Bryne, of Ballyntrarne, 
horseman, Thadeus Oge M Mcillaghlyn. of Ballynkyllen, horseman, 
Owen M'Lesaghe O'Byrne, of Kylkuocke, horseman, William M'Rosse 
O'Nollan, Phelim Rosse M'Edmond, clerk, flugh M'Edmond O'Byrne, 
of Templefeather, husbandman, and Charles M'Lesaghe O'Nollan, of 
Ballyn(i'a}'rne, idleman. — June 30, 3°. 

60. Pardon of William Powere, of Rathcoole, Henry Powere, 
horseman, David Power, horsekeeper, Ade Sheithe, of Cloghran, 
Philip Sheathe, of Kylbyre, horseman, William Butlere, of Tolgh- 
cassan, horseman, and James Howet, of Scaddanston, horsekeeper. 
— June 29, 3°. 

61. Pardon of Gerald FitzGerald, of Downemorye, gent., Donald 
More de Gilmarteu of the same place, horsekeeper, William Roches- 
forde, of Newtone, gent., Patrick O'Dempsye, of the same place, 
husbandman, and Ccnogher O'Broghan, of Rathingan, \.^xn.—Jul>) 
3, 3°- 

62. Pardon of Oliver M'eseley, of the Wodde, in Clonymethe, 
horseman, Thadeus O'Doran, of Tullaghvoye, in the countv of Kil- 
dare, kern, Edward OCallenan, of Kjdkullen, dork, David Seashe, 
of Newhouse, horseman, Gerald Harrold, of Holywoode, horseman, 
Robert Seashe, and John -Alenon, idleman. — J uJy 4, 3°. 

N 2 



i8o PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [15+8. 

3 Membrane 9. 

Edw. VI. ^^ Grant of English liberty to James Flangane, of Kylmoke, 
chaplain. — July 6, 3°. 

64. Pai-ilon of James Siitton, liort-eniaii, Gilliert Sutton, John 
Sutton, Fitz-Richanl Walter Sutton, M'Uicliardc M'Davie James 
Sutton, M'Davie William Patrick Sutton, ami Jauies Fory.stall, foot- 
men ; Thomas Sutton, horseman, ^V'illiam and Nicholas Sutton, sous 
of the said Thomas, James Sutton, and William DuQ'o, sons of James 
Sutton, footmen, Patrick Sutton, and John Sutton. — August 4, 3°. 

65. Pardon of John Furlong, of Plorton, in the county of Wex- 
ford, gent., Thomas Newell, Maurice Kynselaghe, Patrick Furlong, 
Richard Newell, Fergus Furlong, all of the same place, JIaurice 
O'Nnadde, of Ilardemeade, Edward Curren, of Arneston, Edward 
Furlong, Fergus Kalle, of Ballykylmok^?, and Teig M'Tynelagh, of 
Ballytra, horseman. — August 4, 3°. 

66. Pardon of George Deveroux, of Cleriston, in the county of 
Wexford, horseman, Philip Roche, of Rochinland, horseman, 
Nicholas Devcronx, son of James Dcveroux, of Skerlokcshnshe, 
husbandman, Thadeus llowe, of Dunskertliey, yeonian, John JI'Davy 
Brannaglie, of Koweston, hu.sbanduian, .lolin Powerp, son of John 
Powere, of Roweston, husbandman, Tiiomas Furlong, of Glane, son 
of Simon Fyn Furlong, Tliadeus Duffc 0'B3'ruc, son of Maurice 
O'Byrne, footman, Thadeus Rowe, of Morres's country, David Fitz- 
Edward M'Douyle, and James Fitz-John Brennagh. — Avgmt 4, 3°. 

67. Pardon of Edward Fitz-Richard Powere, hor.«enian, Nicholas 
Powere, of M'Sberan, kern, Dermot M'Coure, kern, Henry Ketynge, 
horseman, Oliver Ketynge, husbandman, Walter Fitz-Nicliolas Hone, 
Henry French, Melagidayn Dnll'e M'Sliane, koru, Waltor More 
Roche M'Stewnc, Nicholas Fitz-David Synott, Patrick Syiiott, sou 
of Thomas Synott, of Ballyharan, Stephen Roche, son of Nicholas 
Roche, of Peroston, Sheran M'Edmond O'Learde, of Kylbiey, koru, 
Nicholas Powere, kern, l)avi<l M'Uiciiard Powere, kcru, and William 
Moyle O'Flyu. — A ugust 4, 3°. 

68. Pardon of Rol)ert StafTorde, of Wexford, nierdiant, James 
Devcroux, Paul Turner, Patrick Stall'ord, near tiio Gate, Thomas 
Furlong, Thomas Turner and William Turner, sons of Nicholas 
Turner, Nicholas and Francis, sons of Francis Turner, of the town 
of Wexford, merchants. — August 4, 3°. 

69. Pardon of Alexander Roche, of ISalletarxan, in tlic Roche-land, 
Nicliolas Kode, of Castletown Carne, Robert Roche, of Drenarglie, 
in the parish of Kylkenan, Henry, son of John Fyne Roche, of Kylc- 
patrick, Edward U'Dowyell, son of Patrick M'Donuiigh, of Kylj, 
Thomas Roche, Richard U'Doweil, son of I'atrick M'llonuagh, James 
O'Dowill, son of Patrick, Richard Horc, son of Nicliolas Fyn Here, 



1548.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. i8i 

of Danystone, Maurice Karraghe O'Moraglie, son of Terrence i 
Karraglie O'Morraghe, of Bolemoroe, Eibvanl O'Morraghe, son of Edw. VI. 

Eilwanl Duffe, of Takyllyrns, Nicholas Synott, of Farrellston, gent., 

Richard Synott, .son of Walter Ilarne Synott, of Clylon, kern, John 
Hortytreine, horseman, and John Korohan, kern August 4, 3°. 

69". Pardon of Moryertaghe M'Layer, of Aghelye, in Pardrone, 
gent., Morroghe M'Keayre, son of Moriertaghe Terence M'Donnoghe, 
of Cloghecrysty, horseman, and Brian M'Donnoghe, horseman. — 
August 12, 3°. 

Membrane 10. 

70. Pardon of David Keting, of Rocheston, William Keting, of 
Tarsestowne, son of Philip Keting, Peter Keting, of Little Boly, son 
of said Philip, Edward Fitz-Thomas Furlong, of Old Boly, horseman, 
William Furlong, kern, and Nicholas Brannaghe, of Baldinestonne, 
husbandman. — Mag 13, 3°. 

7 I. Pardon of John Rowe M'Conner, of Cuylemany, in the county 
of Carlow, kern, Phelim Buye M'Karvvell, of Bowledowlin, Mayle 
Shaghlin Balowe, of Balleneston, Moriertaghe M'Teige, of Bally- 
longorta, Fergus M'Terrely, Edward M'Mayll Shaghlin, of the 
same, Moriertaghe M'Arto, of Ballydine, John M'Kayre, of the same, 
:and Gerald DroUarde, of the Grange. — May 14, 3°. 

72. Pardon of Conlan M'Geoghecane, of Enockhycorkiro, gent., 
Redaghe Geoghecane, of Cordere, horseman, Connell M'Geoghe- 
cane, of Casteltone, horseman, Conne O'Conher, of Cnockhiashere, 
horseman, Michael Walshe, of Tynacribe, kern, Thomas Brinan, of 
Ballowa, kern, and Malachy Dale, of Balloomen, kern, — May 13, 3°. 

73. Pardon of John Power, of Garranarbally, gent., John Fitz- 
Robert, of Cowlekepoke, Peter Pursell Fitz-Dennes, of Waterford, 
merchant, Thomas Mayll Fitz-William, Thomas Fitz- Richard, Peter 
Fitz-Richard, Richard Fitz- Robert, of Cowlekepoke, and Richard 
Power, of Ballyadame. — May 13, 3'^. 

74. Pardon of Robert Roche, of Ballytarsane, gent., Patrick 
Dowyll, of Kyi M'Thomas Rowe, alias Gylpatrick M'Donnoghe 
Kyi M'Thomas Piowe, Donald Gaingaghe, son of Patrick Connor 
O^Dowyth, Gerald Fitz-John, of Gilpatrick, Michael Remone, of 
the same, William Sinnott, of Molestonne, Richard Roche, of Dany- 
stone, Maurice Dull' Roche, of Ballyhy, James Lawless, of Ballyhey, 
Morragh Lawless, of Roshenlans, and Caher O'Morrow, kern. — 

^o,y 13. 3° 

75. Pardon of Thomas Power Fitz-Piers Power, of Ballychanvan, 
Richard Fitz-Thomas Fitz-Arland, of Syddane, gent., William Fitz- 
Thomas Power, of the same, Peter Power Fitz-Thomas Power, Peter 
Pnrsell, FitzDavyse Pursell, of Ballyghasshell, horseman, Geoffry 



i83 PATENT AND CLOtE RuLLS, [1548. 

3 Fitz-Tlioiiias Fitz-Ail;inde, of Fcdilunc, liusb;ui(hiiaii, Micluiel Fitz- 
Edw. VI. Thomas rowere, nf Ballycancvan, kern, Micliacl Fitz-Edmond 

Powcro, of the same, James Tiboto Biitler, of Raiiatiick, liorseman, 

Ivobeit Fitz-'Williaiii Filz-Achmd, of Feddane. — May 14, 3°. 

76. Pardon of Richard Roche, son of Henry Rocho, of Davyeston, 
John Samfordc, of Oldtowne, William 8ynnot, son of Patrick Syu- 
not, of Wiscstonne, Thomas Ilore, of Poll, William Roche, of Tha- 
nione, Richard Furlong, of Colmakelani, Dcrniott Kynshely, of Tha- 
mon, John O'Briene, of Browneston, Laurence Furlong, of Yongeston, 
John Fitz-Thomas H'Flassykc, and I'rtor Roche Fitz-Thonias 
M'Flaseke, kerns.— ^Slai/ 14, 3°. 

77. Pardon of Walter Furlong, of Daviestonne, David Furlong, 
son of Mathew Furlong, James Furlong, son of the said Mathew, 
Patrick More Furlong, Simon Furlong, of Bogane, Reagh Philip 
Furlong, of Dancstone, John Furlong, Fulcone Furlong, of the 
same place, John Furlong, of the Glanc, John Furlong, son of 
Michael Furlong, of Daviestonne, Michael Jlorono, of Ardecorushc, 
and Simon Furlong, of Grankyle, kerns. — ^hnj 15. 3°. 

Membrane 1 1. 

78. Pardon of Lawrence Fitz Henri, of Kylkevan, Mathew Fitz- 
Henri, of the same [ilacc, j^Iathcw Rochfonle, of Herctonc, John Fitz- 
PhilipForlong, ofWadingstone, horseman, James Fitz-Edmond Roche, 
William Forlong, of Yongestone, Patrick Oge O'Donell, of Ky Ik evane, 
John Kckernghe Roche, of the same, Hidiard Forlong, Walter 
Fitz-Pliilip Shevestone, Patrick O'More Fitz-John, of Tamone, Tho- 
mas Roche Fitz-Tcige O'Dowell, of Kylkevanc, and ^loruhe 
O'DowelL— il/oy 15, 3°. 

79. Pardon of Michael Powcre, of Kylniedane, gent., Henry 
Powcre, Peter Powerc, Willi.am Powcre, Ricliard M'Robcrt Powere, 
Peter Powere, M'Robcrt Power, John liutler, Gerald Fitz-Janied, 
James Brcne Make Tyrrell, Donagh M'Tyrrell, Donyll O'Corrobane, 
William Fitz-Morishc, Richard Fitz -Piers, FitzRobert Piers, Fitz- 
William Maurice More Fitz-Richard, Edward Bairagh Fitz Richard, 
William Moill M'Robcrt, William Clerc, Morish C'ahill, and Richard 
Fitz-Robcrt. — May 17, 3°. 

80. Pardon of .John Cantwcll, of Cantwell-^tnwne, gent., Robert 
Shortali, of lliggincstone, gent., .James Shortall, of the same jilace, 
horseman, Thomas Shortali, of the same, kern, ^Villiam Kelle, of Cant- 
■wcllstowne, kern, Edwanl Cantwcll, of the same, horseboy, and 
Robert Shortali, of Tubbridc, horseman. — .\[<i;) 18, 3°. 

81. Pardon of Walter Grace, of Cuddcstonnc, in the county of 
Kilkenny, horseman, Micba«l Grace, of Rossker, liorseman, Richard 
Grace, of the Toran, Alexander Grace, horseman, J'etcr Grace, kern, 
Oliver Grace, korn, Peter UUeghano, Dcrniot O'Brcnan, of Rath- 



I54S.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 183 

ally, John Brenau, of Kevokens, Dowley Richard M'Cood, of Covil- 3 
cashen, John M'Code, of the same, James M'Cood, alias Archide- Edw. YI. 

kene, of the same, David Archidekene, of the same, kerns, Oliver 

Dullard, of Cahireleste, Gilpatrick M'Donell O'Moyre, of the Nore, 
Peter Butler Fitz-Thonias, of Roeston, Michael Grace, of Brabiston, 
Thomas Mamell, of Lisne Wanoke, James Brody, of Conyll, Irisshill 
Teige Barreullegane, of Correston, and Teige oge Ullegane, of the 
same, kerns. — Hay 20, 3°. 

82. Pardon of David Barone, of Brownsfoorde, gent., Edward 
Shortall, of Ballerane, horseman, Richard Daltone. of Corraghdobync, 
horseman, Philip Riordane, of Carrike, clerk, James Geangagahe 
Fitz Richard, of Curdufl', kern, Robyston Fitz-Richard, of the same, 
horseman, Donat O'Meaghane, of Lettercarrick, husbandman, Maurice 
Moore Fitz-Thomas, of Ballybrenaue, kern, John Broc, of Ballynesly, 
John Broc, of Kykerrane, and Edward Cantwell, of Clunmore, horse- 
man.— J/ay 23, 3°. 

83. Pardon of Theobald Walshe, constable of the Castle of Arcloo, 
otherwise called Morishe, of Arcloo, horseman, Michael O'Quinne, of 
the same, horseman, Simon M'James, M'Siraone Moyle, of the same, 
horseman, Donal Boyde, of the same, kern, Calvatio M'Cahire, of the 
same, kern, Rory O'Ferrall, kern, Terence Roo M'Hughe M'Connor, 
kern, and Cormick M'Moriertaghe, kern, all of the same place. — 
May 26, 3°. 

84. Pardon of Calvatio O'Karwell, of Moderine, in Ormond, gent., 
Thadeus O'Karwell, of Clunlish in Ely, gent., Moriano Junem, of 
Onemellomely, horseman,and Donat ne Kelly, of the Park, kern.^ 

Membrane 12. 

85. Pardon of Edward Power, of Mothyll, gent., Michael Power 
Fitz Richard, of Powerscote, Edward Fitz Michael Fitz-Edmond, of 
Ballykelly, Maurice Fitz Edmond, of Ballyscanlane, husbandman, 
Edward Fitz-Janies English, of Ballycloshane, Gerald Fitz- Walter, 
of Ballyndesert, William Power, Pitz-John Fitz-Piers Power, David 
Fitz-Robert Fitz-Maurioe Power, Peter Fitz-Powcr, Richard Pitz- 
Michael, of Curduffe, husbandman, and Benedict Power, of BaUyne- 
laghanan. — April 19, 3°. 

86. Pardon of Peter Pursell, of Thurles, gent., alias Syrrowe 
Pursell, son and heir of Peter Walter Pursell, Edward Duffe 
Pursell, son of Peter Edward Fitz-Redniond Pursell, horseman, 
Dermot alias Derby M'Sharrow Shayne O'CaylJ, William and John 
Dullard,kerns,DavidFitz-Tybbot Burke, William Fitz-John Pursell, 
William Fitz-Richard Pursell, Robert Fitz-Edmond Pursell, Teyge 
O'Clery, Teig Negloghery, horseboy, David Kellye, Patrick O'Dow- 
kene, Donagh Duffe, James Fitz-Richard Pursell, and Thomas Ower, 
kern. — May i, 3°. 



i84 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1548. 

3 87. Pardon of Josc'iili Ilciu'l)rc, liiisbandinan, Edwanl Ilcnebrc, and 

Edw. TI. Maurice Ilciiebre, sons of said Joscpli, William and Havid Ilenebre, 

William Gall, Josejdi Roo O'Qiioyne, Edward JI'Tliomas Duffe 

Ilenebre, Micliael Fitz-Ricliard Ilenebre, William Fitz-Edniond 
Ilenebre, all of Granaplie, Oliver Fannyiig, of Kylry, husbandman, 
John O'Slialienis, of W aterford, borsekeepcr, and Richard Oucehmone, 
of Butlerston. — Hay 8, 3°. 

88. Pardon of Edmnnd M'Olasnev. of Kyllemanafrh, kcni, Dermot 
oge M'Edmond, kern, Donal I'orraghe, kern, Brian M'Callage, horse- 
man, and Charles M'Callaglie, of the same, horseman. — Hay 10, 3°. 

89. Pardon of David Power, of Nashe, horseman, Geffrey Power, 
Dominick O'Fhyshe, Thomas O'Flayshe, Walter Power, Edmond 
Brienaghc, Moriertaghe O'Dalakc, and John O'Donaghe, all of the 
same, kerns. — May 13, 3°. 

90. Pardon of Jlichael M'Thomas O'Fiolin, of Clonphilip, kern, 
Richard M'Thomas Fiolin, of Porteno Ky])pe, kern, and John 
M'Michael O'Fiolin, of Clonphilip, horseboy. — May 13, 3°. 

91. Pardon of Edward Nugent, of Tullaghevin, in the county of 
Westmeath, gent., and Donatus Reaghe, of Perselliston, gent., and 

Thomas Nugent, of Shane Donaghe. in the same county, gent 

May 12, 3°. 

Membrane 13. 

93. Pardon of Hughe O'Byrne, of Ballincorrau, horseman, and 
Patrick O'Byrne his brother, horseman. — May 12, 3°. 

93. Pardon of Maurice Ilicke, of Caber, leche, Thomas Rotlie 
M'William Ogan, of Ballibody, kerns, Thomas FitzWilliam Butler, 
of Balliknawiue, kern, James Keeting, Fitz-Thomas Carragh Keet- 
ing, of Nedaiis, horseman, and John Keeting Fitz-Thonias Carraghe, 
of Ardfynanc, horseman. — May 12, 3°. 

94. Pardon of Patrick Flacte, of Glan, kom, Lawrence Deveroux, 
kern, and Walter Furlong, alias Duffe, of the same place. — Sept. 
12. 3°- 

95. Pardon of Rosic O'Scalle, wife of Robert O'Mony, of Castle- 
waring, in the county of Kildare. — May la, 3°. 

96. Pardon of Martin Sinnet, of Ballylag, gent., Thomas Sinnet, 
kern, Joseph Abolgrr, kerne, aM<l Henry Laffan, son of Michael 
Lallan, horseman. — May 1 1, 3°. 

97. Pardon of David Eustace. — May ii, 3°. 



1 548. J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 185 

98. Pardon of Lawreuce Nevell, of Clonniyne, Thomas Nevell 3 

of Ardenaughe, horseman, Thomas CoUene, kern, John Masone, Edw. VI. 

husbandman, of the same place, and John Denne, of Knockstreean, 

kern. — May 12, 3°. 

99. Pardon of Peter Butler Fitz-Richard, of Glan, gent., Richard 
Butler and Peter Butler Fitz-Richard, of Glan, gents , Richard and 
Edward Butler, horsemen, sons of the aforesaid Peter, John Leighe 
O'Feolane, of Clonehege, kern, Nicholas More Feolane, kern, Philip 
Fitz-Moricy Ketteraghe, kern, William Sniitbe, of Ballmaclode, 
Peter Fitz-Robert Mole Power, of Ballylahony, kern, Thomas Fitz- 
James M'Gerald, kern. — May 12, 3°. 

TOO. Pardon of Terence M'Feolira, of the Court of Ballyhacket, in 
Clonemore, kern, Lesleaghe M'Donnell, kern, Philip M'Donagh, 
kern, L3'sleaghe M'Fclim, kern, Jlaurice O'Dowin, kern, Thadeus 
M'Dermond, kern, and Richard Duffe, kern, of the same place. — 
May II, 3°. 

10 1. Pardon of Charles M'Feolim Bowy M'Lorcane, kern, and 
Hugh Geangaghe M'Philip Bwy. — May 10, 3°. 

Membrane 14. 

102. Pardon of Jolin Marres and Walter Marres, both of Ballybege, 
Edward Marres of Templemore, William Marres, of Thurles, Oliver 
Marres, of Rathekene, Oliver Marres, of Thurles, Edward Stacbolde, 
of the same, Walter Stackbold, of Templemore, John Stackbold, of 
the same, Edward Fitz-Oliver Manes, of Rachekerr\% John Grace, 
of Glashare, Peter oge Butler, of Bally spillane, and James Grace, 
of Glashere, kerns. — June 5, 3°. 

103. Pardon of Patrick M'Fir, of Cloghgrenane, horseman, Can- 
laghe M'Fir, of WoUercloe, horseman, Edward M'Fir, of Ballingowne, 
Edward O'Dowrane, of Garrimore, John M'Richard Tobine, of Bally- 
James, and James M'Tobine, of the same. — June 5, 3°. 

104. Pardon of Gerald M'Shane, of Pichfordestonne, in the county 
of Kildare, gent., and Michael M'Shane, of Rathetrowine. — June 8, 3°. 

105. Pardon of Thomas Hoy, of the Dengene inOffally, "souldyor." 
— JuTie 14, 3°. 

106. Pardon of John M'Richard M'Nicholas Butler, of Ballyeone, 
in the county of Waterford, kern, Edward M'Richard M'Thomas 
M'Robert Power, of Farrememanaghe, John M'Nicholas M'Thomas 
Power, of Elanekert, kerns, Michael M'Dermot M'Morice YWelane, 
of Monelarge, Richard M'William John Power, of Ballyheyne, and 
John M'Shane MacConhoro O'Dowyll, of Clony June 14,' 3°. 

10-7. Pardon of Hugh O'Flyne, of Colintragh, in the county of 



iS6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1548. 

3 Mcatli, liusbanilman, John Flyne, yeoiiuin, I'atrirk M'Oileniory, of 

Edw. VI. Ballyiiidcre, Patrick O'Flyne, of Anlyiiowe, William Rorlic, of John- 
stone, husbandmen, and James PInnkct, of Newtone, son and heir 
of Oliver Phinket, late of Logliely. — June 22, 3°. 

108. Grant of English liberty and free denization to Dromtius 
O'Brine, of Clungoneswode, chaplain. — July 11, 3°. 

Membrane 15. 

109. Grant of English liberty and free denization to Eugene 
O'Coffeo, chaplain, alias Owen O'Coftee, of Kylane. — Mai/ 13, 3°. 

1 10. Pardon of Fergnanyme M'Keghe, of Ballintricayslane, in tho 
county of Dublin, Oighe bwye Donanle One O'DulIane, and Eory 
Molmory, of the same j)lace — Jf('>/ 12, 3°. 

111. Pardon of Thomas Dobyn, of Kappoke, in tho county of 
Kilkenny, horseman, Patrick Dobyn, idleman, Patrick Fitz-Piichard 
Dobyn, kern, of the same place, John Davy, of Colunik^'U, husband- 
man, and Thomas Routhe, kern. — Alai/ 1 1, 3°. 

112. Pardon of Erlward Comcn, of Kylcollen, gent., Thomas 
Marreyse, of Clonomaynan, Richard Kcting, of Dcarikerayne, Thomas 
Fitz-Richard Stackebole,of Balllnieleynaghc, John M'Donogh O'Kcr- 
r.all, of Clonemayne, husbandniaii, Richard Fitz-Wiilter Maro.s, Wil- 
liam Fitz-James Saint John, William Onclere Kankeyll, Edward 
Fitz-James Fitz- Walter Brenaghe, of Ballynatisikc, Thomas llacket 
Fitz-Piers, of Kylconyll, kerns, Joseph Comcn, of the same, James 
Fitz-Richard Stacbold, of Stacbohl-grange, horseman, Edward Fitz- 
Edmoud Comyn, of Kylconyll, and Redmond Roche Fitz-Edniond, 
footman. — 3Iai/ 11, 3°. 

113. Pardon of John O'Molloy, of Ballyellan, Donald O'Molloy, 
Terence O'Molloy, Walter Brenaghe, Rory M'Shiiii, of Vicareston, 
John Blake, of Ballinsiskine, Micliael Prondercaste, Malachy O'Doyll, 
of Knocktopher, Maurice O'Doyll, of tho same, Richard Forster, of 
Ballycromo, kern, James Forstall, of Donoyre, horseman, and 
Richard Forstall, of Dowuany, horseman. — Mai/ 11,3°. 

Membrane 16. 

114. Appointment of Maurice Russell, of Dublin, (o the office 
of Curator of the City of Limerick, with all the fees, emoluments, 
and advantages belonging thereto, in as full and nnijile manner as 
James White held that ollice. To hold during jileasure, with an an- 
nual fee of 40 shillings, and power to ajjpoint doimtics. — Ani/. 10, 3°. 

1 15. Presentation of the Rev. Edmund Powcre to the deanery of 
tho cathedral of Lismore, in the Diocess of Lismore, vacant by the 
death of James Butlero, and in the presentation of the crown, "plcno 
'y\re."—Sept. 18, 3°. 



1548.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 187 

116. Presentation of the Rev. John C;illan, of Nen-ton, chaplain, 3 

to the vicarage of Rathbegan, in the Diocese of Meatli, vacant by Edw. VI. 

the death of John Lodwiche, and in the King's presentation and do- 

nation, ''jiire coronne." — Ftb. 11, 3°. 

117. Pardon of Christopher Russell, of Ratliraolen, alias Chris- 
topher Russell, of Lecayle, gent. — Aiic/. 8, 3°. 

1x8. Grant of English liberty and free denization to Florens 
M'Karte, of Waterford.— &^<. 18, 3°. 

119. Pardon of Richard Wall, of Rathkene, gent. — Sept. i, 3°. 

120. Grant of English liberty and free denization to Denys 
O'Brj-ne, of Clongones AVode — July 11, 3°. 

Membrane, 17. 

121. Pardon of Charles Fitz-Gerald, of Colloghchyll Cavanagh, 
ic the Rore, horseman. — J/ny 10, 3°. 

122. Pardon of Morighe M'Malaghlyne O'Tuyll, of Downyng, 
horseman, Kayro M'Hy, of Donaghmore, kern, Dermot M'Gille- 
fadrike Bowy, of Britace, kern, Donyll Geankage O'Cullone, of 
Downe, Derniot IM'Gyllepailrike, of the same, and Andrew Keating, 
of Talbotcston. — April 6, 3°. 

123. Pardon of Robert Plunket, knt., Lord Dunsanye, of Dunsany, 
in the county of Meatli, Christopher I'lunket, of Old Castle, esquire, 
Edward Plunket, of Castle-Corre, gent . Donald Cafl'rye, of Oldcastle, 
horseman, Ferall JPCaftrye, kern, Gillgrome M'Caffrye, kern, Ed- 
ward Galte M'Caftrye, kern, Thomas M'Caflry, of Fynnore, husband- 
man, Bernard O'Daley, of Crosdrom, kern, and John buy O'Daly, 
kerne. — April 7, 3°. 

124. Pardon of James Fitz-Gerald, of Dromanaghe, in the county 
of Waterford, horseman, Richard and John Tobyne, horsemen, 
Edward MConhor, of Ballyharnoe, David M'Couhor, kern, and 
Eugen M'Shane Buy, kern. — April 19, 3°. 

125. Pardon of Michael Smethe, of Grenoke, in the county of 
Meath, yeoman. — Api il [ ] 3°. 

126. Pardon of Oliver Brenaghe Fitz-Philip, of Ballynoke, James 
Brenagh, of Kylcashe, horsemen, William Fitz-Philip Brenaghe, of 
Derylakaghe, Walter Brenaghe, of Balleroboke, Robert Power, of 
Kylcashe,William Fitz-Richard O'Dal, of the same, William Fitz- James 
Brenaghe, William Gall, of Kloggache, horseman, John M'Hugh 
Ymiugo, of Mauagherchenye, Thomas O'Dowyill, of Garrane, Richard 
O'Dowill, of Managhyom, William O'Dowill, of Garrane, John M'Ed- 



1 88 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1548. 

3 trnind Butler, of Kylcashe, Feter M'EdmunJ Butler, of the same, 
Edw. VI. William O'Lahirty, of Startc, kerne. — [ ], 3°. 

127. Pardon of Thomas Faye, of Dublin, Jew. — April 15, 3°. 

128. Pardon of William Sutton, of Keroke, in the county of Wex- 
ford, horseman, Gerald Sutton and Michael Sutton, of the same place. 
—April 15, 3°. 

129. Pardon of Fcrrall MTliomas, of Donard, in the county of 
Dublin, Patrick Keting, of Cuyllohanagmore, horseman, and Robert 
Prendercaste, of the same place. — Api-il 16, 3°. 

i30. Pardon of Patrick M'Piers, horseman, Donald Oillepattrike, 
kern, Arthur M'Gillepatrike, William Gillepatrike, William O'KcUey^ 
horseman, Maurice O'Dowbyne, kern, and Terence M'Share MOny, 



kern. — April 16, 3°. 



Membrane 19. 



131. Pardon of Richard Nugent, Baron of Delven, James Nugent, 
of Clonmorc, Walter Nugent, of Tymone, James Nugent, of Donowir, 
Thomas Plunket, of Dromsatry, gent., Richard Nugent, of Finour, 
Thomas Nugent, of Ballrycwaghe, Edward Fitz-Gcrald, of Tryboy, 
William Johnston, Simon Faye, of Byscloghcr, Thomas Faye, of the 
same, Henry Dyllon, of Clonyne, Peter Fitz-Simon, of the same, 
Redmond Tyrrell, of Farraghe, and Gerald Nugent, of Kyllowa, 
horseman, Christopher Nugent, of the Rosse, Donald Trcore, of 
Donowr, Richard Tyrrell, of Farraghe, Thomas M'Hybbott, of the 
same, Edward Nugent, of Dardeston, Peter Ledwyshc, of the same, 
GefTry O'Coyne, of Cossardyry, and Gerald O'Coyne, of the same, 
footman. — iiept. 26, 3°. 

132. Act of council, upon the petition of Jamee Sedgre and other 
merchants of the city of Dublin, consenting that Hamone Biysarte, 
Bartarni Jouges, and Charles Eustace, of Sainte Mallowes, in Bry- 
tayne, and Francis Barnarde, of Conquete, merchants of the French 
king, and their factors, may enter the port of Dublin with their ships 
and goods for the neces.sary furniture of the realm, upon bargain with 
the merchants, "and having discharged their lading, may depart 
"without restraint, as true nicrchantnien are acrustonu-d in all 
" civil places, provided during their sojourn they conduct themselven 
" obediently, and without offence to the law." 

Signed, 

John Alen, Cane. William Sent Leger. 

G. Dublin. James Bathe. 

Edward, Mcath. Thomas Cueake, M. of the Rolle. 
Thoma.s Luttrcle, Justice. Thomas llowithe, Justice. 

Edward Basnet. Thomas Lockwoode. 
Oct. 26, 1549. 



r548.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 189 

Memhrane 20. 3 

133. Sir Edward Bellynghain, Knif;lit, Deputy of Ireland, having Edw. VI. 
sailed from Honth on the i6th day of December, and Sir John Alen, 
knight, Lord Chancellor, according to statute and ancient usage, 
having issued writs to assemble the Lords and King's counsel inhab- 
iting the shires of the realm to meet at Dublin this day, for the pur- 
pose of electing a governor or justice ; the Lords and Counsel 
accordingly assembled at Christchurch, and with one assent elected 
Sir Francis Bryan, Knight, Lord Marshall of the King's Garrison 
and Men of War, to be justice and governor ; and the Lord Chancellor, 
according to ancient usage, was instructed to grant Letters Patent to 
him under the great seal. 

Council : 

6. Armagh. B. B., LTpper Oserie. 

G. Dublin. Gerald Aylmer, Justice. 

John Alen, Chancellor. William Brabazon. 

Rowland Eustace, of Baltinglass. Francis Ilarbart. 

Richard of Delvin. Edward, Meath. 

Thomas Luttrele, Justice. P. Barnewall, Lord of T. 

James Bathe, Baron. R. P., Lord of Dunsany. 

Thomas Cusake, M. of the Rolls. John P., Lord of Kyllene. 

Thos. Howithe, Justice, Dublin, J(dm Travers. 

Jenico, Vi.scount of G. Edward Bassenet. 

Oliver, P.B. of Louth. Thomas Lockwoode. 

Dec. 27, 3°. 

134. Appointment of Sir Francis Brian, Marshall of the Army, to 
the office of Justice and Governor of Ireland ; to hold during pleasure. 
—Dec. 27, 3°. 

135. Oath of office taken by Sir Francis Brian, the Lord Jus- 
tice, before the Lord Chancellor, in the Church of the Holy 
Trinity: — "Ye shall swere that ye shall faithfullie and "trulie to 
"your power sarve our Soverayn Lord the King in the rowlme 
"and authoritie of Lord Justice and Governor of this his Grace's 
" realm of Ireland, and inespeciallie ye shall maintain and defende 
" the lawes of God and the Christian faith ; and as ferre as the King's 
" laws do or shall permit, the usages, rites, ceremonies, and liberties 
" of hoolie church ; and ye shall likewise to your power not oouelie 
"keepe the King's peax among his peple, but also meynete the 
"King's officers and ministers iu the execution and adniynistration 
" of justice, and defende the King's garysons, castels, dominions, peo- 
" pie, and subjects of this same realme, and represse the King's 
" rebells and enemyes. Ye shall not consent to the damage or dis- 
" herison of the King, his heirs, ne successors ; neyther ye shall not 
" sufTre the rightes of the crowne to be destroyed by an}' waie, but 
" you shall let it to your power ; and if you cau not let the same, ye 
" shall certifie the King clearly and expressedlie thereof : further ye 
" shall give your true and faithful counsail for the King's proficte, 
"and the King's counsaile you shall couceale and keepe : and all 



ipo PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1548, 

3 "other things for the preser%-atioii of this his realm of Ireland, and 
Edw. VI. " the peas among his people, and execution of justice according to 

'■ his Grace's laws, usajres, and customs of this realm, ye shall per- 

" form and do to your power. So God you helpe, all Saints and 
"Holie Evangelysts." — Dec. 29, 3°. 

136. Appointment of Sir AVilliam Brabazon. knicht, Vice-Trea- 
surer, to the office of Justice and Governor of Ireland; to hoM during 
pleasure, in as ample a mode and form as any other justice held that 
office. — So date. 

Dorso. 

137. Conveyance from Nicholas Dillon, of Rathtowthc, and Peter 

Walshe, vicar of Skryne, to Nicholas of Duleeke, 

remainder to Koliert and Richard Dillon ; remainder 

to Thomas Dillon ; remainder to Peter ; remainder to the Lord the 
King, \OhlUerated.'\—ioih, .... 3°. 

Membrane 4. 

138. Commis.sion directed to Matlicw, Bishop of Leighlin, Robert 
Saint Leger, Esq., Thomas Watyrfelde, Archdeacon of Leighlin, 
Demiot Kevauaghe, Dean of Leighlin, Adam Corren, Rector of U urk- 
len, and Ferald O'Corren, clerk, to e.vamine witnesses in a suit be- 
tween Nicholas and Hubert Tallone, and the Cavanaghes. — June 
3, 33° Hennj VIII. 

Signed, S. Cowley. 

139. Petition of Nicholas Tallone and Hubert Tallone, gents., 
dwelling in Idrone, in the county of Catterlagh, stating "that their 
father and graunte father, and all theyre ancestoris were seyscd of 
certaine landes and tenementes in the countrie of Idrone ; and so 
did enjoye the same pesablie sethens the Conquest, till that the 
Kewans, by theyre extorte Irish powere put theym from theyr 
landis, but nowe of late. Petitioners by Gode's grace and the Kinge's, 
have obteyned the moost of theyr lands, and have thej-m in pease- 
able possession, but yet the Eewanaghes. the whiche be of the 
genarione of Arte Kewanagh and theyre foloweres, whiche all be 
Irishmen, keape part of Petitioners landes from theym by force, in 
the whiche they and there auncestores hath bene due seyscd in there 
demene, as of fee in rii:ht, and onles reniedie of rederesse therein 
l>e found the Petitioners arc Ivke to sufTre more wrong, fibre the 
Kewans and theyr folowcrs dothe iniproche daylyo U|>one Peti- 
tioners landes. and for be cause that they arc Englyshe men. and the 
Kewanaghs be Irish, and do olx-y non lawc; wherefore hawying tendre 
respect to the )>remisse8, and for as muche as Petitioners be the 
Kyng's feythfull subjects, and can have noc right upon the sai.l 
Kewanaghcs, and upon theyr folowcrs, but onelie the saj-ng of the 
Eldrcs of the countrey, an<l that there bo dyvcrs olde men in that 
parties whiche knone the lands and nicarcs of the said landes and 
tenementes, yf they were dnlic exampncd after the due forme of lawe, 



1548.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 191 

the trueth therby wolde be knowene. and yor Petitioners sholde bawe 3 
perfect knowlaghe in ther said lands and tenements ; therefore pray Edw. TX 

a dedimus potestatem to be directed to the Bishop of Leshlene, ■ 

Master Thcmas Watyrfelde, Archideacon of Leghlene, Darby Kaw- 
anagh, Dean of Leghlene, Sr. Adam Corren parson of Hnrclene, and 
Fferoll Corren, Gierke, to examine aU thenhabytantsroundeabowte, 
and perambnllate the said landes, to thentente that the right land 
and meares of all theyre said lands and tenements may be trewlye 
knowen for ever more, and the esaminacon to be certified by theym 
nnder theyre scales in the King's most honorable Courte of Chaun- 
cere, in a peticon, before yor good Lonishipe, and this for the love 
of God, and in the way of cherite." — Xo date. 

Membrane 5. 

140. Return to the Commission, mentioned at Article 138, with 
the depositions of witnesses, taken before the Commissioners, on 
the Petition of Nicholas and Hubert Tallon, against the Kavanaghs. — 
Dated 26th June, 1 509, 33° Henry VIII. 

Membrane 6. 

141. Commission directed to Sir William Wyse. knight, Walter 
Cowley, John Molgan, and Maurice Wise, of Waterford, merchant, 
to examine witnesses in a suit between Piers Fitz-Richard Butler, of 
Glan, in the county of Waterford, and Thomas Power, of Ballekene- 
van, and to settle and conclude the controrersy between them. 

Signed, Stanyhurst. 

Kilkenny, ijih February, 4°. 

Decree of the Commissioners directing that Piers Fitz-Richard 
Butler should have possession of the church town of Ballvgonner, 
BaUymacloide, and the half of Askortye, in the county of Water- 
ford, with tjro years' mesne rates. 
Signed, 
Sir William Wyse, knight. Jenkene Morgan. 

Maurice Wyse. Walter Cowley. 

March lo, 4°. 

Membrane 8. 

1 42. Surrender by John Prowte, warden, and Arthur M'Gillebnry, 
Donald M'Gillebwry, and Eneas O'Sheyll, Yicars-choral, of the Col- 
lege of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Patrick, of the Nivorie, and 
of the site, circuit, and precinct thereof, with all possessions spiritual 
and temporal, and all deeds, evidences, writings, and muniments : in 
consideration of an anual pension of £15 to the Warden, and 404. 
to each of the Vicars-choral. — May 2 1, 4". 

Copy of a clause contained in the Lord Protector and Council's 
letter for assignment of a pension, as well to the late warden of the 
Kivory, as to the late abbot of the Monastery of Evine. 



192 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1548. 

3 " We arc contented that ye do grant and appoint pensions to the 

Edw. VI. " warden and liis brethernc of the late College of the Nivory, and to 
"the late abbot of the Monastery of Evine, as ye demand." 
Signed, 
E. Somerset. Arundell. 

J. Warwicke. Thomas Smethe. 

William Petre. J. Russell. 

William Saint John. Anthony Wingfield. 

No date. 

^lemhrane 12. 

143. Decree of the King's Commissioners in a suit, wherein 
James Purcell, of Cloghraylle, complained that the servants of the 
Baron of Dunboin took from him 22 caples, 3 horses, a baw- 
berchone, two speers, three swords, and imprisoned him, Purcell, for 
a quarter of a year, untill he should find security to the Baron in 
£40, " to give him licence to be at large, and to come again at his 
" call to prison, at the pleasure of the Baron." On examination of 
the matter, and finding by the Baron's confession, that he had no just 
cause to arrest the comjjlainant, or take his goods, the Commissioners 
order a restoration of the 22 caples or their value, the horses, the 
hawberchone, and the swords, and a discharge from payment of £40. 

Signed, 
Gerald Aylmer, Justice. Thomas Ilowth, Justice. 

March 28, 1549. 

" The Archebishope of Cashcl shall kcepe this decree till I, Justice 
" Howth send his Lordship a letter for the delivery of the same to 
" the party." 

Signed, T. IL, Justice. 

Membrane 13. 

144. Decree of Sir Gcrahl Aylmer and Thomas Howth, Justices, 
in a suit wherein Richard Archdeken is plaintiff, and Sir John Grace, 
defendant, concerning the manor or town of Castellton in Galmoye, 
and certain lands in Eirkc ; it appearing to the Commissinners 
that the sai<l Sir Jidui had no interest or title but by "swertie" 
thereof, unto him and his heirs, made by Riclianl Arch<lekcn, undo 
to the said Richard, in mortgage " for 13 nielskyn, with their calf- 
wys, 126 marks of monyo, 7 incalfo kyne, 161 .sheep, 8 garrans, 11 
kyno, 68 pecks of oats, 3 horses, and a barj) ;" it is decreed that Sir 
John Grace shall be repaid the money and goods by the plaintiff; 
and on lawful tender thereof by the said Archdeken, be shall have 
possession of the land. 

Signed, 
Genilde Aylmer, Justice. Thomas Luttrell, Justice. 

July 16, 3°. 

Further decree of the Justices, directing that Archdeacon sboidd 
have inimeiliate jio.'^.sesMion of the saiil manor, with the issues and 
profits thereof, from the date of the decree, on condition that be 
should not remove any ol the tenants or farmers without their having 
couveuieut time and warning. — July 16, 3°. 



I549-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 193 

Order of the Lord Deputy and Council in confirmation, and 3 
directing that none of the tenants should be removed before May. Edw. VI. 

Signed, 

Geralde Dublin. William Seintloo. 

Thomas Cusaeke, M. of the Rolls. James Bath, Baron. 

Edward Basnet. Thomas Lockwodde. 

Membrane 15. 

145. Attestation of Patrick Wale, Portrieve of Cashell, and certain 
burgesses, certifying that the duty of their office required them to 
testify the truth of such matters as should be on proof submitted to 
them ; and therefore they state that Edmond Fitzphilip Comen, of 
Tolaghman, in the county of Tipperary, came personally before 
them, and delivered certain interrogatories, beseeching them to ex- 
amine the witnesses accompanying him ; at whose request, and 
considering how meritorious it is to bear witness to the truth, they 
inquired of the witnesses whether Jeffry Comen "did enfeoffe in 
the manor of Tologhmean, Sir William Hachete, and whether seisin 
and livery was made accordingly ; whether Sir William gave the 
said manor to the said JetJry for life, with remainder to Philip 
Comen ; and whether seisin was delivered, and how ?" Thomas 
Everard, Vicar of Fydderte, being sworn, deposed that he wrote the 
deeds in question, and saw them sealed and delivered to one Cornete 
Cowyne, chaplain, his attorney, who, in the Vicar's presence, deli- 
vered seisin and possession to Sir William accordingly; and further 
deposed that he afterwards " wrote deeds in tayle from the said 
William to the said JelTry for life, with remainders, and saw seisin 
thereof given, by pulling a piece of the grene of Tulloghmean, and 
putting it into the hands of Jeffry." Thomas Merie, chaplain ; Ro- 
bert Stacbolde, chaplain; Margaret Comye, of Ballynrie ; Therry- 
claghe Beylle, of.Knockekellye, being also severally sworn, deposed 
to the same effect. — Aticf. 1, 3°. 

146. Petition of Richard Saint Laurence, Lord of Howth, setting 
forth that " Sir Christopher Saint Laurence, knight, late Lord of 
Howth, by deed, in his life time, conveyed to Richard Tayllor, of 
S words, gent., Sir Robert Eustace, Prebendary of Rathmichell, 
Nicholae Saint Laurens, gent., and Sr. John Joy, of Howth, chap- 
lain, and their heirs, the manor of Howth, and divers other lands, 
to such uses as should be expressed and declared by the said 
Sir Christopher ; who accordingly, by will, declared that the 
feoffees, and their heirs, should stand seised of the said manor 
and lands, to the use of the heirs male of the body of said Sir 
Christopher lawfully begotten ; and stating that petitioner, who is 
his heir male, could not find the said feoffment by any manner 
of search, nor ascertain how his brother Edward, late Lord Howth, 
disposed of the said feoffment, which now, of right, belongs unto 
petitioner," and if the said deed could not be found, per chance, 
it might be to the hinderance and disinheritance of petitioner, and 
his heirs male ; " Wherefore, gracious Loi'd, considering that tho 

o 



194 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1549. 

3 " said feoffees be now alive, and be mortal, and tbat they know of 
Edw. VI. " the said feoffment and perfection thereof, may it please your good 

" Lordship to grant the King's writt of subpaaia to be directed unto 

" them, to appear before your Lordship in the King's High Court of 
" Chancery, according to equity and justice, to examine the said 
"feoffees concerning the said feoffment, and circumstances thereof; 
"and that the examination be enrolled aud recorded in the King's 
" High Court, in perpetuam rei memoriam, and this for the love of 
" God, and in way of charity.'' To the Right Hon. the Lord Chan- 
cellor. 

Membrane 16. 

147. Writt of subpana directed to Richard Taylor, of Swerds, 
gent., Robert Eustace, Prebendary of Rathmighell, Nicholas de St. 
Laurence, ami John J03', of Howth, chaplain, to appear nest Michael- 
mas Term. Witness, Edward Bellingham, knight. — Sept. 26, 3°. 

148. Interrogatories and depositions of witnesses in relation to 
the execution of the feoffment mentioned in article 146. — Oct. 17, 3°. 

Membrane 17. 

149. Depositions of witnesses taken before Edward Bishop of 
Meath, and Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, 
touching the right of Sir Patrick Hussye, Baron of Galtriui, to the 
manor of Rathkeuny. — Aug. 21, 3°. 

Commission directed to the Chief Justice and Bishop of Meath, 
to examiue witnesses to certain interrogatories annexed, touching 
the right of Patrick Hussye, Baron Galtrim, to the manor of Rath- 
kenny. — July 12, 3°. 

Menibra7ie 18. 

150. Decree in a cause wherein John White, of the city of Dub- 
lin, gent., son of Thomas White, of Harfordwest, gent., is plaintiff, 
and James White of Kildare, is defendant, concerning certain lauds 
in the county of Kildare ; which aiuse having been submitted to the 
Lord Deputy, the Earl of Surrey, by John White, on tiio alleg:ition 
that the said James White, and his father, Nicliolas were botli ille- 
gitimate ; upon hearing the evidence which both j'arties jiroduced, 
the Lord Deputy and Council ordered that the said .Tohn White, 
plaintiff, son and heir of Thomas White, son of James White, the 
elder, should have and enjoy the premises witiiout impediment from 
any person, under a i)enalty£200, tobo paidto the use of the King. 
By the Lords of the Council. 

S. Nicholas, Lordo Uowth. P. Berminghara, Justice. 

IL Meath. W. Darcy. 

J. Rawson, Prior. P. Finglas, Baron. 

J. Stile. P. White, Baron. 

I, the Abbot of Scint Mary's Abbey. 

— iVoir. 21, 13° Hen. VIII. 



I549-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 195 

Confirmation of the preceding decree, by James Denton, clerk, 3 
Sir Ralph Egerton, knight, and Anthony Fitzherbert, the King's Edw. VI. 
Commissioners, and direction that if the petitioner should be dis- 
turbed iu his possession, tho Lord Chancellor, the Chief Justice, 
the Chief Baron, and the Lord of Kylmaynan should hear and 
determine the suit. 

Signed, 

H. Dublin. Thomas, Abbot of Saint 

J. Denton. Thomas. 

Ralph Egerton. P. B., Justice. 

Anthony FitzHerbert. P. Fiuglass. 

J. Rawson, Prior. T. Netterfyle, Justice. 

—August 6, 1 6° Henry VIII. 

Order requiring the Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Tho- 
mas Netterfyle, to hear and determine the cause. Signed, G. of 
Kyldare. — No date. 

Confirmation of the decree by the King's Commissioners, Richard 
Delahoyd, Chief Baron, and Thomas Houth, Second Justice of the 
King's Bench. — Nov. 22, 30° Henry VIII. 

Membrane 19. 

Final decree of Thomas Ilouth, Justice, and Patrick White, 
Baron, arbitrators, to whom were submitted by deed of arbitration, 
all disputes and diiferences existing between John White and 
James White; who, upon examination of witnesses, fully establishing 
the illegitimacy of James White, ordered and decreed, that John 
White should have possession of all the lands without interruption 
or impediment ; but as James White had sown the lands with 
corn, he might reap and carry it away, without the disturbance 
of the said John White. 

Thomas White, Justice. Patrick White, Baron. 

—Feb. 10, 31° Henry VIII. 

Membrane 21. 

151. Deprivation of DermidO'Cahill and RoryHefTernan, from the 
vicarages of the cathedral church of Enily and of Cullyn, by the 
Archbishop of Cashell, on his visitation, upon eleven articles exhi- 
bited and proved against them. — Dec. 19, 3°. 

Membrane 22. 

152. Collation of the Rev. John Reano to the vicarage of the 
cathedral of Emly, and the vicarage of Cullyn, by the Archbishop 
of Cashel. — Dec. 19, 3°. 

153. Induction of the Rev. John Reane. — No date. 

154. Charter of Galway, ratifying and confirming a charter of 
Richard the II., who, by letters patent, dated 26 January, 19° 
of his reign, granted licence to the Provost and co-burgesses of 



/ 



196 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1549. 

3 the town, to elect annualiy, for ever, from amonpst themselves, a 
Edw. TI. sovereign, who should sv.etir to rule the town faithfully; that no 

foreign merchant should buy or sell any merchandize in tiie town, 

except in gross ; and that they should have all privileges, immuni- 
ties, tolls, and free customs, as freely as the burgesses of the town of 
Droghoda, reserving all fines which belonged to the lord of said 
town ; and reciting and confirming a patent of Richard II., 18th 
November, 19°, granting them, in onler to fortify and jiave the town, 
the following tolls : — for every pound of ginger one penny; for every 
pound of saffron 2d. ; for every pound of pepper one farthing ; for 
every pound of galingale i(/. ; for every pound of cloves id.; for 
every pound of grains of paradise id. ; for all other spices, worth 
I2d., one farthing ; for 100 pounds of wax 6d. ; for 100 pounds of 
alum 3(/. ; for every hide, tanned, ^d. ; for every pound of silk 3c/. ; 
for every piece of legis 4^/. ; for every jdece of English cloth 3^. ; for 
every piece of Irish cloth, containing 12 yards, id.; for every 
cwt. of iron 2(7.; for every bumlle of iron rods id. ; for every seme 
of sables id. ; for 100 stones of Spanish iron 4(/. ; for every fotmel 
of lead ^d. ; for 100 pounds of scroff id. ; for all goods worth I2d. 
one farthing ; for 1,000 s])ikc nails id.; for every frail of batry 8(/. ; 
for every large kettle or dish 4(/. ; for every 100 of batry ^d. ; for 
every ton of wine 6d. ; for every pipe of wine 3</. ; for every cran- 
nock° of common malt id. ; for every crannock of best malt 2d. ; for 
every crannock of wheat 2d. ; for every seme of com one halfpenny ; 
for every seme of butter id. ; for every last of butter id. ; for every 
Etone of tallow {d. ; for every mease (500) of herrings ^d. ; for 
every crannock of salt id. ; for every crannock of barley, beans, and 
peas id. ; for every crannock of oats and other corn id. ; for every 
stone of wool id. ; for every sack of wool 4(/. ; for every hide id. ; 
for all hides, worth i2d., id. ; for 100 woolfells id. ; for 100 lamb- 
bkins 2d. ; for other skins, worth I2d., ^d. ; for ever3' horse, worth 
40?. and upwards, 6d. ; for every pack horse, steer, bull, ox, and 
cow !(/. ; for every calf ^d.; for every large hog id. ; for every 
sheep or goat ^t/. ; for every small hog id. ; for 100 rabbit skina 
' 2d. ; for 100 woolfells 3(7. ; for every hundred dry fish one halfpenny ; 

for a liorseload of fish 2d. ; for every salmon ^d. ; for 1,000 eels 
and merlings id.; for every kind of timber and carts, small carts 
and boards, worth 4s., id.; for every falcon or hawk id. ; for every 
tercel or tercelet Jc?. ; for every mill(|uern i</. ; for two hand querns 
id. ; for 12 crannocks of coal id. ; for every stone of butter, hogs- 
lard, tiillow, and cheese ^d. ; for every ton of honey St/. ; for every 
pipe of salmon iSd. ; for every cwt. of gla.s.s id. ; for every cwt. of 
scalphyn or other fish id. ; for 2,000 onions lu. ; for >> pounds of 
hemp and flax id. ; for 8 shanes of garlic J</. ; for every new chest 
or box, and every 1,000 dishes and wooden platters ^d. ; for 100 
lbs. of pitch or resin ^d. ; for 100 gads of steel ^i/. ; for every 

* Crannock : in Irish, Cranog ; a banket or hamper for holding com, lined with the 
akin ni a Ijcost, and fltippnscd to hold the jiruduco of i 7 xlieavcs of com, and to be 
cijuiil to a ltri»toI-harr<-l. — J.filtrich. Crannock of wlicit, 8 pecks; crannock of 
oats, 16 pecks. — Kot. Mein. Scacc. Dublin 6° Edward II., in. 36. 



I5S0.1 CHANCERY, IRELAND. 197 

kind of ware, worth i2d., \d. ; for every kind of ware, worth 3 
6s. 8d., id.; for every kiud of ware, worth 13s. ^d., id.; to be Edw. VI. 

expended on the murage and pavage of the town ; which patent 

of Richard II. was ratified and approved of by a patent of 
King Henry (IV.), 12 March, 3° of his reign; and also reciting 
a patent of Edward IV., dated 28 August, in the fourth year 
of his reign, which confirmed the patent of Richard II., and frranted 
to the sovereign, provoft, bailifis, burgesses, aud commonalty, that 
no one should enter their town without licence (except the Lord 
Lieutenant and Chancellor), and reciting that Richard III., by his 
letters patent of 15 December, 2° of bis reign, ratified the last 
mentioned patent, and granted to the sovereign, provost, bailifls, 
and commonalty of the town, power to elect a mayor and two 
bailifis to govern the town ; that Lord M'Wiiliam, Lord of Clan- 
rickarde, should have no power or authority in the town, without 
the consent of the mayor and bailifls ; and also reciting a patent, 
dated 3 July, 36° of Henry VIII., which confirmed the aforesaid 
letters patent, and furtlier granted to the mayor, bailiffs, and com- 
monalty of the town, the port of Galway and the bay or arm of 
the sea, which enters between the Islands of Arren and the town of 
Galway ; and that all boats or ships entering the town by said bay 
or arm, and the mayor and burgesses of the town, be eased of 
toll, lastage, passage, portage, murage, pavage, poundage, and all 
other customs; that the mayor should take the customary oath 
before the last preceding mayor ; and that no one landing wines 
at the quay of Galway should pay prizage ; that no foreign mer- 
chant should pay any but the accustomed tolls or customs for land- 
ing merchandize in the town ; that the mayor, bailiff's, and com- 
monalty might export, wherever they please, any merchandize from 
the town ; that the mayor, bailiff's, aud commonalty should have 
and enjoy all advantages and liberties as enjoyed by the mayor and 
sheriff's of Drogheda; saving to the King, his heirs and successors, 
the rents, feefarra services, amerciaments, issues, and other profits 
which were accustomed to be rendered out of said town ; and also 
reserving the custom of every last of hides, which is called the 
cocket, and, saving the rights of the mayor, bailifTs, and com- 
monalty of the town of Athenry, in the town of Galway — Dated 
Nov. 8, 3°. 

FouETH Year, Edward VI. 4 

Edw. VI. 

Membrane i. 

1. Appointment of Sir Edward Bellingham, knight, to the office 
of Deputy-General of Ireland ; To hold during pleasure, with power 
to protect the peace, laws, customs, and all liege subjects, English 
and Irish ; to punish all persons off'ending; to ordain, with the ad- 
vice of the Council, ordinances and statutes ; to make proclamations, 
and demand the due execution thereof; to chastise and incarcerate 
all ofi'enders ; to receive all rebels to the King's allegiance ; to grant 
full pardon to all seeking it, and suit of peace for all felonies and 



198 PATENT AND CLOSE llOLLS, [1550. 

4 murders ; to accept fines and redemptions from such as sought, 
Edw. VI. or are willing to make them for sucli oflonccs; to do justice to all 

persons, according to the laws and customs aforesaid ; to punish all 

persons invading and intending to plunder, or lay waste the king- 
dom and the liege subjects there; to levy the King's subjects, and with 
them to conquer and chastise the rebels, and, if necessary, to allot 
and lease their lands to others ; to reserve an annual rent upon 
every lease and allotment ; to pardon all treasons and other od'en- 
ccs, excepting only treasons against the King's life ; to consti- 
tute all officers holding during pleasure, with all wages and rewards 
to said offices, of ancient time due and accustomed, if any be Eng- 
lish born ; to grant and confer all ecclesiastical oilices to the King's 
presentation, in any way belonging; the nominations of Archbishojis 
and Bishops always excepted ; to confirm the state, jirivileges, and 
liberties of all persons possessed of any ecclesiastical benefices ; to 
accept the allegiance, provisions, and renunciations of the Arch- 
bishops and Bishops, and cause their temporalities to be restored to 
each of them, reserving all rights and revenues, by reason of the 
vacancy of such dignities or benefices ; to receive the homage of all 
tenants, spiritual and temporal, and of all subjects ; to cause their 
lands and tenements to be restored to them, and the King's hands 
therefrom removed ; to take by his purveyor, necessary victuals for 
the entertainment of him and his soldiers, with sufficient carriage 
thereof, for defraying their reasonable charges, according to the 
statute for purveyors, unless, by a composition made with the inha- 
bitants within the English Pale and other counties, an annual sum 
be paid the Deputy, as compensation for providing such victuals ; 
to summon and hohl one Parliament only, when most expedient, the 
King's consent in that behalf being first had; to prorogue and ad- 
journ the Parliament, as there shall be necessity, and fully to 
determine, dissolve, and end it within two years from the time of 
its beginning; to mulct and punisli whatever persons, who, sum- 
moned, shall be absent and not lawfully olistructcd ; to make all 
accountable officers account, the treasurer and sub-trc;isurer only 
excepted ; and to imjuire what goods or cattle were forfeited, or 
may be concealed. — April 22, 2°. 

Afemhrane 2. 

2. Commission to the Lord Deputy, the Lord Chancellor, the 
Chief .Justice, and JIastcr of the Rolls, to grant leases for the term 
of twenty-one years, of all crown lands, manors, ca.stles, wards, and 
liveries, with instructions not to expel any of the tenants from their 
holdings without just cause. — Ajyril 23, 2°. 

Membrane 3. 

3. Comniissiun for granting faculties or delegates. — April 23, 2°. 

4. Commission to the Lord Deputy and the Marshal of tbo Army, 
for hearing, punishing, and correcting all military causes and 
ofTencoa. — April 23, 2°. 



1550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 199 

Membrane 4. 4 

Edw. VI. 

5. Livery of the possessions of John FitzGerald to James Eitz- 

Gerald, of Douuowere, his brother and heir, for a fine of £.6 13s. ,\d., 

with pardon of intrusion. — April 6, 4°. 

Membrane 5. 

6. Confirmation of the title and possession of Charles Coyn in the 
rectory of Saint Mary, of Ardraulghan, in the diocese of Meath. — 
April 6, 4°. 

7. Grant of English liberty to Cornelius and Patrick Clowan, of 
Alenscourte, near the Newbridge, in the county of Meath. — April 
7,4°. 

8. Livery of the possessions of Martin Blake to James Blake, of 
Athboy, merchant, his son and heir ; with pardon of intrusion, for 
a fine of £io, Irish. — April 10, 4°. 

Membrane 6. 

9. Pardon of Teige O'Carell, chief of his nation, and Eugenie 
Butler, his wife ; Thomas O'Maghor, Arthur M'Corniecke, of Garen- 
cayslyaue; Douyll Oge O'More, Mahon Dowyn O'Kenedy, of Bal- 
lynkly; Donal Oge M'Be O'Kenedy, of Ballyeaghe ; Thomas Oge 
O'Dure, of Kylnary ; Gilduflo M'Kenedy, of the Croy ; Coaghe 
M'Molaghlyn, Baluff O'Maddyne, of Myellecke ; Rory O'Conner, of 
Offaly ; Gylpatrick O'Conner, Arthur M'Cahir O'Doyne, of Teagh- 
nishe ; Rory M'Caher O'Doyne, of the same ; and Gylduffe M'Jamea 
O'Kenedy, of Ballyngare. — April 10, 4°. 

Membrane 7. 

10. Pardon of Sir John Alen, of Alenscourte, near the Newe 
Bridge, in the county of Kildare, knight, Chancellor of Ireland ; 
Thomas Alen, of Kyllheale, in the county of Dublin ; William Alen, 
of Castleton. near Kyldroght, in the county of Kyldare ; Thomas 
Wycombe, of Dreynam, in the county of Dublin ; and Peter Talbote, 
of Fasaghroo, in the county of Dublin. — March 16, 4°. 

11. Pardon of Sir John Grace, of Gracescourte, knight; William 
Grace, kern ; Richard Shortall, of Rogeston ; Redmond Grace, of 
Toerboy; John Grace, of Glaishane ; James Grace Fitz-John, kern ; 
Donogh O'Hikey, kern ; Edward O'Hikey, Edward Butler Fitz- 
Richarde, James Grace, Dermid Vac Conogher O'Meagher, Peter 
Butler Fitz-Thomas, Walter Grace, Richard Grace, James Pangadas, 
and Nicholas Grace, of Grangeiscotton — Ap>ril 2, 4°. 

12. Pardon of Maurice M'William O'Doyne, of Braccan, in the 
county of Kilkenny, kern; Donogh M'Iperson, Maurice O'Folen, 
Cornelius M'Crahye, and Donald M'Ferrall O'Brynan — April 3, 4°. 



200 PATENT AND CLOSE EOLLS, [1550. 

4 13. Confirmation of tlic title and possession of Cornelius Coyne 

Edw. VI. in the rectory of Ardmulghan, in the diocese of Meatli. — April 6, 4°. 

Membrane 8. 

14. Grant of English liberty to Giles Ny Dvryre, wife of Richard 
Cantwcll, of Moycarke, gent. — Clonviel, Jan. 29, 4°. 

15. Pardon of Patrick M'Eclere, of Derlangane, in the county of 
Meath, labourer. — March 25, 4°. 

16. Pardon of Francis Cosbyt, of Kildare, gent., and Owen 
M'Hughe O'Dempsy, of Ballybrittas. — March 23, 4°. 

17. Pardon of Nicholas Motyng, Chancellor of the Cathedral of 
Saint Canice, of Kilkenny ; Nicholas Blanclifiold, of Douiiniore, 
horseman ; Peter Clynton, of Graygrawe ; Patrick Purcell, of Kyl- 
moker ; and Maurice Smytisou, otherwise M'Egowne, of Bryttas, in 
the county of Kilkenny, kern. — March 22, 4°. 

18. Pardon of Maurice Stephene, otherwise Backache, of Melly- 
fonte, in the county of Louth, yeoman. — March 22, 4°. 

19. Pardon of Edward Butler, Archbishop of Cashell March 

20, 4°. 

20. Pardon of Brian Jonys, of Carlow, gent. — March 3, 4°. 

21. Pardon of Redmond Oge Blanchfield, of Dungarvane, in the 
county of Kilkenny, otherwise called Fitz-Rcdmond, of Dungarvane. 
—Ja7i. 23, 4°. 

22. Pardon of Christopher TayfTe, of Rathcbryste ; Christopher 
TayfTe, son of Nicholas Tayfie, of Oneloge ; Patrick TayfVe, of 
Tymore ; Robert Dowodall, of Castleton <le Cowelyc, son of Richard 
Dowedall ; William Dowedall, of ]!aliyinacloii;lie, otiicrwisc Stonton ; 
George TayfiV, of Ballybragenc ; I'atriik M'Cnuldanp, of Bathosker, 
kerns; William Dull' M'Dcrinodde, of llathkenny, lalmurcr; Patrick 
O'Toylanc, of Dundaikc, labourer; Donat U'Mei, otherwise Don- 
noghe O'Mey, of Ballybrygen. — Ftb. 24, 4°. 

23. Pardon of William Swlowane, of Knocktoghcr, in the connty 
of Kilkenny, shoemaker ; ancl William MacDonegho Nepyggyuo, of 
Dengynmorc, in the county of Kilkenny, cotter. — Feb. 24, 4 • 

Membrane 9. 

24. Pardon of Donald O'llyky, of Potclratho ; Hugh O'llyky, 
Thady O'llyky, and .James O'llyky, James Dull" O'llyky, of Bcal- 
laghcloncu, horseman ; Tlmmaii O'Kcnedy, of Dromuehanaghe, in 
Ormond; and Donald M'Laghy, of Ormoud..— Car/ow, Jan. 31, 4°. 



1550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 201 

25. Pardon of Molaglilyng O'Connyll, of Fedilard, mason. — Car- 4 
low, Jan. 30, 4°. Edw. VI. 

26. Pardon of William Shakewell, of tlie county of Dublin, yeo- 
man. — Carlow, Jan. lo, 4°. 

27. Pardon of James Fitz-AValter Hore and James Fitz-Nicholas 
Hore, of Tamou, in the county of Wexford. — Kilkenny, Jan. 
18, 4°. 

28. Pardon of James Fitz-Phillype Pursell, of the Clone, in the 
county of Kilkenny; William Pursell Fitz-Redmond, captain, iu 
the county of Kilkenny ; Philip Pursill Fitz-James, of Ardrystone, 
in the county of Carlow, gent. ; William Roo Fitz-James Pursell, 
ofMickely; Patrick Pursell Fitz-James, Thomas Fitz-James Pur- 
sell, Robert Fitz-James Pursell, Philip Fitz-James Pursell, and 
Theobald Fitz-James Pursell, sons of James Pursell, of Clone, and 
Philip Coyne, husbandman. — Kilkenny, Jan. 24, 4°. 

29. Pardon of John Fitz-Mathew Fitz-John O'Dowyll, in the 
county of Waterford ; Peter Power Pitz-Edmond Power Fitzpiers, 
of Ratliegormyke ; Terence Boye Fitz-One Carraghe O'Dowyll, in 
the county of Tipperary; Edward Power Fitz-John, of Ballydur- 

rane ; and John Freny, of Mothill, in the county of Waterford 

Dublin, Feb. 11, 4°. 

30. Pardon of Henry Laffane, of Slade, in the county of Wexford ; 
Peirs Keting, of Bolebeg, horseman ; and Philip Laghane, of Slade, 
mariner Dublin, Feb. 16, 4°. 

31. Pardon of Anthony Coleloghe, of Leighlene Bridge, in the 
county of Carlow ; and Roger Finglas, of Clonbolken, in the county 
of Kildare. — Kilkenny, Feb. 17, 4°. 

32. Pardon of Sir Richard Butler, of Kelaragatte, in the county 
of Kilkenny : Edward Butler, Lord of Dunboyne, of Kyltenan, in 
the county of Tipperary ; and John Power, Lord of Curraghemore, 
in the county of Waterford. — Dublin, Feb. 17, 4°. 

33. Pardon of O'Noriue Inylonegane, late of Kyllene, in the 
county of Kilkenny, singlewoman Dublin, Jan. 20, 3°. 

Membrane 10. 

34. Pardon of Peter Lens, Constable of the Castle of Trym. — 
Dublin, April 12, 4°. 

35. Grant of English liberty to Maurice O'Daley, of Old Castle, 
in the county of Meath, chaplain; and William Mortagh, of Kyllene, 
in the same county. — Dublin, April 12, 4°. 



202 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 36. Pardon of Gerald Daltoii, of Ballcnj,'l(iglie ; Gerald Dillon, 

Edw. VI. of Waterestou ; Nicliolas Shane, of Loirlisliewedc ; John Drake, 

Thomas Watcrton, John DyUon, vicar of Balleneloghihvay ; Hubert 

Dyllone, Ilonry DvHone, Gerald, Kcdniond, Hubert, an<l Redmond 
Dyllon, Gerald'Duff iM'Kworke, John M'Uworke, Theobald Dyllon, 
Thomas Dyllone, William Dntl' Dyllonc, Thady M'Genlage, and 
Malachc Legnaghc — Dublin, April 12, 4°. 

37. Pardon of Patrick Croynane, of Feme, in the county of Louth, 
merchant; and Richard M'Uwere, of Kylpadryke, cotter. — Dublin, 
April 22, 4°. 

38. Appointment of Peter Talton, to the office of Ca])tain of the 
Talton's Country, in the county of Wcstmcath ; To hold during 
good behaviour. — Dublin, April 23, 4°. 

39. Pardon of GeraM Nugent, of Ballybrettnaghe, son of Edward 
Nugent; Thomas Nugent, Walter Dalton, Theobald Dalton, Richard 
Nugent, Cono Connor, Redmond Archer, Thomas Ogo Dalton, 
and William O'Comcn, kerns. — Dublin, April 26, 4°. 

Membrane 1 1 . 

40. Pardon of Robert Fitz-John, of Houcheston, in the county 
of Meath ; Edward Fitz-John, Charles Forall, William O'Royly, 
Brian M'CaflVey, Thomas 51'CaflVey, Gillepatricko M'Glynn, idle- 
man ; John 0'J3ryne, and John Cruise, i<llemen. — Dublin, April 
26, 4°. 

41. Pardon of George Browne, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate ; 
Edward Basnet, Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick ; Tiiomaa 
Lokwode, Dean of the Cathedral of tiic Holy Trinity ; Tliomas 
Browne, William Browne, of Thawla;,'hc ; William Browne, of 
Wyanston ; Christopher ThomiLson. Richard Gentl, Guido Camilo, 
James Arcliboldc, William llarole, Walter Eustace, William Ba.'snet, 
Grecory Tyndalc, Anthony Browne, Henry Sherwode, .fohn Browne, 
John Rathe, Edmond Crell, Laurence Browne, and William Harole. 
— Dublin, April 27, 4°. 

42. Pardon of Oliver Grace, late of Irishepont, otherwise called 
Oliver Grace, of the Lagan, in the county of Kilkenny. — Dublin, 
April 27, 4°. 

43. Panhm of William O'lleylle, of Moyvally, in the county of 
Meath, doctor; Richanl Walshe, horsekeeper; Robert Dowdall, 
James M'Goync, I'lielini Goyne, and Patrick M'Goyne. — April 27, 
4°. 

44. Pardon of Gerald Dowedall, Arrhbisliop of Armagh, Primate 
of all Ireland ; Terence Danycll, Dean of Armagh ; and Patrick 
M'Mahon, of Maglierclono, clerk. — Dublin, April ^o, 4°. 



Edw. TI. 



1550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 203 

45. Grant of livery of the lands of Corbally, Ballyboy, Ballyluge, 4 
anci Karlyngforde, in the county of Louth, to Steplien Cashell, of Edw. 
DunJalke, merchant, with pardon of intrusion and alienation — No 
date. 

Membrane 12. 

46. Pardon of Richard Johnson, Rector of Delkany ; Calvacus 
M'Edmond O'Thor O'Byrne, Calvacus M'Bryane O'Byrne, Donat 
M'Brain, Chagher M'Edmond Oge O'Byrne, Gerald M'Edmond Oge 
O'Byrne, Thady M'Bran Duff, and Shane Dorry, kerns. — Dublin, 
April 29. 

47. Pardon of Richard Russell, of Drogheda, for having entered 
into possession of the lands of Kokeston, Tronian, Hoggyston, Rath- 
molian, Cloncowane, Sranwe, and Tobber, the estate of James 
White, of Drogheda, merchant, deceased, without licence of the 
Crown. — No date. 

48. Pardon of Walter Mothell, of Kylkeny ; Edward Archer, 
William Archer, Thomas Pursell, James Kewane, Thomas Whyte, 
Thomas Cantwell, Philip O'Dure, and Hugh Purcell, and John 
Hennessy, vicar of Coolaghe. — Dublin, May 6, 4°. 

49. Pardon of John Hobe, of Balwynston, in the county of Dub- 
lin, soldier. — Dublin, April 29, 4°. 

50. Pardon of James O'Boulgye, of Ballyanly, in the county of 
Dublin. — May i, 4°. 

51. Grant of English liberty to Arthur O'Dowyne, of Regaue 

No date. 

52. Pardon of Edward Fitz-Richard Fitz-Shane Oge, of Balle- 
howene ; Shane O'Cormacke O'Hurrell, Edward Laftane, and Nicholas 
M'William, of Newchurch, in the county of Kilkenny. — Dublin, 
May 2, 9°. 

53. Pardon of Peter Shortall, of Cloughourde, in the county of 
Kilkenny; Oliver Shortall, of Ballylorgaiie; Nicholas Shortall, of the 
same place, Richard Grace, of Cashell ; Richard O'Fynane, Thomas 
O'Fynane, James Butler, James Dullarde, William Shortall, William 
Fynane, Donald O'Ryane, Henry O'Cromyne, William Walshe, and 

Edward Segealon, of Ballylorgane, in the county of Kilkenny 

Dublin, May 2, 4°. 

Membrane 13. 

54. Grant of English liberty to Maria O'Doyne, of Regane. — 
Dublin, May i. 



20+ PATENT AXD CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

♦ 55. Grant of English liberty to ThaJy OCoffie, of Ballynaspyke ; 
Edw. Ti. and Owen OCoffie, of Carne, in the county of Westraeath, gentle- 
man. — So dai^. 

56. Livery of the possessions of James White, late of Drogheda, 
to Thomas \Valshe, and Anne his wife, and Catherine her sister, 
cousin and heir of said James, with pardon of intrnsion and aliena- 
tion, for a fine of ^6 34. — .Vo date. 

Mtmhrane 14. 

57. Livery of the possessions of Edward Bretnagh, of Howely- 
casteU, esq., to Robert, his son and heir. — 12 March. 

58. Pardon of Donald M'ShaneM'Owen, Terence M'ShaneM'Owen, 
Eugene M "Shane M'Owene, Moryertaghe M'Donyll Goj-ll, David 
Duff M'Dermot Kelly, Melaghlyne O'Kelly, Edward M"Dermot, and 
John M'Conyll, of Slemerke, kerns. — Xo date. 



59. Pardon of Gerald Petite, of Irishton, in the county of West- 
meath, gent.. Symon Petite, Richard Petite, William Petite, Nicho- 
las Dillon, Edmond Tirrell, William Petite, Laurence Petite, Edward 
Petite, Meiler Petite, Laurence Tuit, Robert Tuit, David Bane, Der- 
mot 0"Lyan, Gerald and Andrew Petite, Robert and James Petite, 
Edward M'Moillicke, Felim O'Mollaghlin, Murtagh and Richard 
Cawan, Maume O'Gwere, Edward O'Donosho, William and Redmond 
Tyrrell, RicliardHope, Donald and John O'Kelly, and Brian M'Keho. 
—May 5, 4^. 

60. Livery of the possessions of John Plnnket, late Lord of Kyllen, 
to Patrick Plunket his son and heir, with pardon of intrusion and 
alienation, for a fine of £12. — 25 May, 4°. 

Membrane 16. 

6t. Livery of the possessions of John Belyng, of Balscaddan, to 
Thomas Belling and Alice his wife, for a fine of £6. — Dublin, June 14, 

4°. 

62. Pardon of Ellen Bamowall, widow of the Lord Killene; Jenette 
Plunkett, of TuUaghnonge, wi.low ; and Christopher Plunkett, son of 
Sir John Plunket, late Lord of Killene, for enterin<r into possession 
of the Manors of Killalon, TuUagboge, and Clonmadufl^e, in the county 
of Meath, without licence of the Crown. — Dublin, June 7. 

Membrane 17. 

63. Pardon of Chri.*tophcr Sedcrave. of Dnblin, merchant, and 
Thomas Hacbet, his apprentice. — May 7. 



1530.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 205 

64. Pardon of Thomas Luttrell, of Lnttrelston, knight, Lncy ■* 
Lelterwell, of Douth ; Thomas Hamlvng, Mathew Talbot, Thomas ^^- ^ ^ 
Fleming, -ricar of Raihmolean ; John TyrriU, vicar of Rathkeny ; 

John Fyane. ^•ica^ of Laraghbiyn, George Bryn, and Roger Roche, 
chaplain. — Dublin, May 9. 

65. Pardon of James Bath, of Dromnaghe ; John Baihe, Thomas 
Fitz-William, of Bagsotrathe, gents. ; Robert Fleming, of Drogheda; 
John Casshali, Robert Fitz-Gerald, and Bartholomew More. — Dublin, 
9 May. 

Membrane 18. 

66. Pardon of Arthar Magynnes, Bishop of Dromore, upon his 
surrender of the Pope"s Bolls, and solemnly swearing that he would 
hold his see from his Majesty alone, and obey the laws in all things. 
— Dublin, May 10. 

67. Pardon of Philip Pnrsell, Provost of Holy Cress ; Dermot 
Rian, official of Cashell ; Patrick Conrcy, Archdeacon of CasheU ; 
Richard Archdeacon, Treasurer, and Thomas Cantwell, Chancellor ; 
Ificholas Gerode, Yicar of Moyne ; John Shall, Rector of Kylconyll ; 
Richard Helv, of Cashell ; Philip FarreU, chaplain ; Malachy Xadde, 
Vicar of Ballyngarrv : Thady Odure, and Thady O'Connome, of 
Cashell, Stephen Harold, Treasurer of Limerick ; Donald M-Rory 
O'Mulnane, of M'Kenye, clerke; M'Dermot O'Muhiane, of Kylmo- 
cowoge, clerk ; and Donat O'Kearin, of BilljTiraghe, clerk. — Dublin, 
^ay 14, 4=. 

Memhrane 19. 

68. Pardon of Edward Sex, of ladyton, and Thady O'KeUy, of 
Dowdyngston. — May 14, 4°. 

69. Pardon of Theobald M'Morishe, Constable of Innermore ; 
Charles M-Morishe, of Caickemagne, horseman ; Gerald AshepoU, of 
Bravne, horseman ; Svmon Moyle, of Loghanston, horseman ; Nicho- 
las O'Quyne, horseman ; and Terence MKTallaghe, horseman. — 
Dublin, May 15, 4°. 

70. Pardon of "William Phillipe. of Mavnothe, in the county of 
Kildare, "cator;" Rory Colman, Thomas Morghe, and Bamehe More, 
of Tageeston, yeoman. 

71. Pardon of Nicholas Umfrey, of Dublin ; James Hancock, of 
Dublin ; John Spenfelde, and Henry Plunket, of Kildare, for having 
entered into possession of the Manors of Rathregane, Parsonston, 
Woodland, Lasmacon. Ribbiston, and Growlen. the estate of Sir John 
Plunket, late Lord Killene, without the license of the Crown ; and 
pardon of Nicholas Humphry for all treasons, — Dublin, May 16. 

Membrane 20. 

72. License to Sir John Travers, of Monckton, otherwise Carrick- 
brenan, near Dalcaye, in the county of Dublin, to alienate to Luke 



2o6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 Nettorvillc, of Doutlie; Thomas Talbolo, of Danlyston; Tliomas Fitz- 
Edw. VI. Williams, of Baj^cotratli, osi|. ; Tlioinas Fyaii, of Duliliii, merchant; 

Tlioiii:is Crcctle, Vicar of Stahaiiiia ; Thomas Floiniiiire, Vicar of 

Riithiiiiiliun; Patrick 15arnc\vcll, nf KilmahcWTre; ami ilicharil Field, 
of KiililuH'e, the manor ami castle nf Itatlimore, in Leiiister, a water 
mill ami 120 acres of laml in Kathiukyll; 100 acres in Moiicfyiie; 
200 acres in Boveston, otherwise Boyeston ; 60 acres in Knock- 
cnyng ; 100 acres in Butlerscniirte, jiarcol of the taiii Manor, 
Philippeslon, Eddeston, Ballytas, Colbushiil, Ballycjine, otherwise 
Plowlands, Fyrtyll, Skeoks, Old Ponehestou, Kasselltowne, Hum- 
freystown, and Tolla^diferuas, the Castle, and 80 acres of laml iu 
Heyncstcn, 100 acres in Aj;rett and Little Newton, in Leinster ; the 
Castle and 80 acres of land iu Kacoole, and several other lauds. — 
Dtiblin, May 18, 4°. 

Membrane 21. 

73. Presentation of Miles Bourkc to the archdeaconry of Clonfert, 
in the diocese of Clonfert, in the ]irescntation of the Crown, in right 
of the Royal prerogative — Dublin, Mai/ 20. 

74. Pardon of Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Crickeston, knight, 
for entering into possession of his lands in the counties of Meatfa, 
Dublin, Louth, Kildare, and county of the city of Dublin, without 
licence of the Crown. — Lublin, May 23. 

75. Liceneo to Patrick Barnewall, of Graccdiew ; William Ilam- 
lyng, Vicar of Saint Peter's, of Drogheda ; Andrew Barnewall, and 
•John Tyrrell, to alienate to James Barnewall, of Kavmore ; ludiert 
Taylor, of Swerds ; William Talbot, of Mallahide ; John Caddell, of 
the Naal ; William Dolahy.le, of Trimleston ; William Blakingc, 
Robert Hamling, Walter Berminghani, John Wicombe, and Henry 
Barnewall, all the lands of which the said Patrick was seized in his 
demesne as of fee, or howsoever entailed in the counties of Dub- 
lin, Meath, and county of the city of Dublin. — Dublin, May 14. 

Membrane 22. 

76. Pardon of Caloughc M'Cahyr, Keighe O'Dymsy, auil Dermot 
Owen O'Dymsy, of Demsycston, in the county of Kildare. — DiMittf 
■if ay 30. 4°- 

77. Pardon of James Conicrforde, of Ballylorknne, in tho county 
of Kilkenny, late sherill'; James Comerforde, of Bachlivackawo, 
gent. ; Dermot Prendercasle, of the Grange ; Richard Pnrsell, of 
Sellerston ; Patrick Preiidercaste, son of said Dermot ; Eilward 
M'Tybbot, and Edwanl M'Redmond, kern. — Dublin, June i, 4°. 

78. Parilon of Teige O'CofTye, of Bally naspicke, gent. ; Oyno 
O'Coffye, of the Came ; Hugh O'CofTye, of Ballynaspicke ; John 
O'Coffyo, Mollughlyn M'Shano, ami Fyueu O'Cullenun, of the same 
place " Icchc." — Dublin, June 3, 4". 



I550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 207 

79. Grant of English liberty to James Becane, chaplain — May 4 
28, 4°. Edw. VI. 

80. Pardon of Owen Oge M'Crossan, of Bally M'Crossan, ryraer. — 
Dublin, June 10, 4°. 

81. Pardon of Patrick Fitz-John, of Tystenrath, gent.; Bren 
Pybiu, Rose Plunkete, gentlewoman ; Thomas M'Eghleyre, labourer ; 
Richard Plunket, of Clou, gent. ; Nealc M'GyldufT, of Rathenry, 
kern ; and John Duffe M'Eghoy, of Cloghraoghe, in the county of 
Meath, horseman. — Dublin, June 14, 4°. 

82. Pardon of Peter Dardice, of Droghcda ; Gerald Dardice, 
Thomas Byrell, Richard Fleming, of Drogheda ; Owen White, of 
Dublin, King's Sergeant-at-Arms ; Pierce Kerrolan, of Nobber; 
William Carrolan, of Nobber ; John FJeminge, of Drumconraghe j 
Francis Dufte, of Drogheda ; and George Duffe, of Drogheda. — 
Dublin, June 14, 4°. 

83. Pardon of Thady Kelly, of Balreske, in the county of Meath, 
labourer; and Thomas Caste, of Ballehoes, in the same county. — 
Dublin, July 14, 4°. 

Membrane 23. 

84. Pardon of Dermot Owen M'Art, Patrick Ryoghe M'Donoghe, 
Terence M'Cayr, Carragh Phelim Boy M'Carroll, Ferrall M'Lowe, 
Shane Enase M'Cayr, in Tyrlaghe, Art M'Cayr M'Tyrlaghe, Hugh 
Gerald M'Donyll, Conzor M'Gerald M'Donyll, Feargaumanyn 
M'Dalo, Gerald" M'Dalo, Hugh M'Cayr, Edward Moore M'MolIagh- 
lyn, in the county of Carlo w. — Dublin, June 14, 4°. 

85. Pardon of John Gaidon, of Dublin, merchant. — Dithlin, June 
4. 4°- 

86. Pardon of Richard Russell, of Drogheda ; Gerald Fleming, 
Robert Fleming, son of Thomas Fleming, Patrick Flezning, James 
Russell, William Kelly, James Blacknye, Robert Kers, junior, and 
Christopher Kers, all of Drogheda. — June 1 3, 4°. 

87. Pardon of Philip Agerton, clerk ; John Skvyng, clerk ; and 
John Byrde, yeoman.— ./wne 15, 4°. 

88. Pardon of Edward Staple, Bishop of Meath. — June 18, 4°. 

89. Pardon of Thomas Butler, of Ruskaghe ; John Butler, of the 
same place ; Thomas Butler, of Ardcollom ; Theobald Butler, of 
Hynbreston ; Walter Butler, of the same place ; Richard Butler, 
and John Prendergaste, of Newcastle, in the county of Tipperary. 
■ — Penultimo die May, 4°. 



2o8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 90. Pardon of Pliilip CBogano, of Konelerto ; Artlell O'Eogane, 

Edw. VI. and Patrick O'Grany, of the same jjlacc. — June 24, 4°. 

91. Pardon of Alexander 0<jc, son of Alexander Carraglie ; Juve- 
nes Rogen Aldo, son of said Alexander; RonaM Juvenes M'Donyll, 
and Collat M'Donyll, sons of said Alexander, of Glyn, in Claneboy. 
— Jidy 8, 4°. 

92. Presentation of Rory O'Brien to the vicarage of Saint Hugh, 
of Rathin, in the diocese of Meath, lawfully appertaining to the 
Crown. — July 7, 4°. 

93. Presentation of Derniot O'Dongan to the vicarage of Saint 
Colnian, of Legnalli, in the diocese of Meath, lawfully belonging to 
the Crown. — July 7, 4°. 

94. Presentation of Rory O'Lonem to the vicarage of Saint Ber- 
rin of Dromcollyn, in the diocese of Meath, lawfully appertaining 
to the Crown. — July 7, 4°. 

95. Letters patent to George Archbishop of Dublin, instructing 
him to consecrate Thomas Lancaster, Bishop of Kildare. — July 7, 4°. 

96. Congfe d'clire to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral of 
Saint Bridget, Kildare, to elect Thomas Lancaster, Bishop of Kildare, 
in the place of William Meaghe. — July 11, 4°. 

Membrane 24. 

9;. Appointment of Sir Thomas Cusake, knight, to the office of 
Lord Chancellor; to hold iluring pleasure, and receive such fees as 
bis immediate predecessors had, payable out of the great and small 
customs of tonnage and ponn<lage within the ports of Dublin, 
Drogheda, and Dundalk; or if those customs be not sufficient, out 
of the other rents in the hands of the treasurer : witii ]iower to 
keep the great seal of the office of Chancellor, and of sealing there- 
with all writs of common justice, charters, writs, commissions, 

and letters of offices, lands, tenements, or hereditaments Aug, 

4, 4° 

Membrane 25. 

98. Surrender by Sir Thomas Cusake, knight, of the office of 
Clerk, or Master of the Rolls or Records of Chancery, witli a fee of 
fifty marks, which he had received for tlic execution of that office, 
by patent dated 10 June, 34 Ilenry VIIL — Last day of Sept., 4°. 

99. Ai>j)ointmcnt of Patrick Barncwall to the ollice of Clerk, or 
Master of the Rolls and Records of Chancery, in ])iaceof SirTiiomas 
Cusake, of Lcsmolen ; To hold for life ; with a fee of 50 iMark.s, 
payable out of the customs, cocket, poundage, and subsidy of the 



1550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 209 

city of Dublin and Drogheda, in as ample manner and form as John 4 

Allen, Robert Cowley, or Sir Thomas Cusake held that office ; with Edw. VI. 

power and authority of kee[)ing or committing the custody of the 

Rolls to any person for whom he will be respousil)le ; to hear, dis- 
cuss, and determine all causes and complaints in Court, in the 
absence of the Chancellor, or vacancy of his office ; to grant injunc- 
tions in the Chancellor's absence ; to have enrolled and entered all 
obligations and recogni/'ances ; to swear, or commit to other persons 
to be sworn and examined, all witnesses in Court produced, exam- 
ined, or admitted ; to enter and enrol their attestations ; to examine, 
approve of, and admit the attornies and other officers of the Court, 
and to remove those from their offices who are unfit, or who shall 
become insufficient ; to punish any of them found culpable in their 
offices, and to do and execute all other things in any manner to the 
office appertaining. — Dublin, Oct. i, 4°. 

100. Surrender by Patrick Barnewall of Gracediewe, esq., of the 
office of Sergeant at-Law, and Solicitor-General. — Oct. 15, 4°. 

loi. Appointment of John Bath, of Athcarn, to the office of 
Sergeant-at-Law, vice Patrick Barnewall ; To hold for life. — Oct.. 
16, 4°. 

Membrane 26. 

102. Appointment of John Bath, of Athcarn, to the office of 
Solicitor-General, vice Patrick Barnewall ; To hold during pleasure. 
—Oct. 16, 4°. 

Membrane 27. 

103. Pardon of William Jones, soldier. . . . . — 4th. 

104. Pardon of Walter Roucetor, of Rathume, son of Mathew 
Roucetor — 4th. 

105. Pardon of John or Shane M'Edmond, of Forkall. — Oct. 21, 
4°. 

106. Appointment of James Barnewall, of Brymore, to the office 
of Justice of the liberties of Wexford, vice Richard Pinglass ; To 
hold during good behaviour. — Oct. 20, 4°. 

107. Grant to Sir Richard Butler of the title and dignity of 
Viscount of Montegarret. — Oct. 23, 4°. 

Membrane 28. 

108. Grant of English liberty to Patrick Doyne, clerk. — Oct. 24, 



zio PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 109. Grant of English liberty to Corneliu8 Doyne, clerk. — Oct. 

Edw. VI. 25, 4°. 

no. Pardon of Cornelius O'Dea, Bishop of Kilaloe. — Oct. 25, 4°. 

III. Pardon of Walter Fitz-Thonias Butler, of Molaghenoyn, 
in the county of Tipperary, horseman.^ — Oct. 25, 4°. 

J 12. Presentation of Willinm liarker to the rectory of Saint John 
the Baptist of Castle Peter, otherwise Slonastre Orys, in the diocese 
of Kildarc, in the presentation of the Crown, "plcno jure." — Oci. 

27, 4°. 

1 13. Presentation of Walter Roone to the vicarage of the Srayde, 
in the diocese of Ardagli, in the gift of the Crown, by devolved 
right Oct. 28, 4°. 

Membrane 29. 

114. Presentation of Patrick Bole to the vicarage of Geysill, in 
the diocese of Kildare, in the gift of the Crown, " pleno jure." — Oct. 
25. 4°- 

115. Presentation of Robert Dewen to the rectory of Saint Patrick 
Crohain, in the diocese of Kildare. — Oct. 25, 4°. 

116. I'resentation of Dionisius Birne to the vicarage of Saint 
Colunib Naghweyll, or Saint Patrick of Stradbally, in the diocese 
of Leighliu, in the gift of the Crown, " pleno jure." — Oct. 25, 4°. 

117. Presentation of Dionisius Birne to the rectory of Saint 
Bridgett, of Kathdroui, otherwise Balliconian, in the diocese of 
Kildare, in the gift of the Crown, "pleno jure." — Oct. 25, 4°. 

118. Presentation of Gerald Dalton to the rectory of Saint 
Bcigham, of Cloncheste, in the diocese of Kildare, in the gift of 
the Crown, "pleno jure." — Oci. 25, 4°. 

1 19. Presentation of Thomas Royrke to the vicarage of Saint 
, Encc, of Certdenan, in the diocese of Leighlin, in the gift of the 

Crown, "pleno jure." — Oct. 25, 4°. 

120. Presentation of Patrick Fitz-Uicbard to the vicarage of Saint 
Sillani, of Sbobo, in the diocese of Leighlin, vacant by the death of 
William Doyne, and in the gift of the Crown, "pleno jure." — Oct. 
25, 4°. 

T2I. Presentation of Patrick Doyne to the vicarage of Saint 
Machoti, of Timogho, in tho diocese of Leighlin, in the gift of the 
Crown, "plcno jure." — Oct. 25, 4°, 



I550-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. an 

122. Presentation of Rory O'Doyne to the vicarage of Saint 4 
Mary of Casllebmck of Rej^an, with its chapels, in tlie diocese of Edw. VI. 
KilJare, in the gift of the Crown, " pleuo jure." — Oct. 27, 4°. 

Membrane 30. 

123. Presentation of Peter Comerford to the rectory of Saint 
Magnan, Bishop of Galen, in the diocese of Leighlin, in the gift of 
the Crown, " jdeno jure." — Oct. 26, 4°. 

124. Pardon of Terence M'Gillapliadricke Yeonor, horseman, late 
of Faly ; Charles M'Muriertaghe Melaghlen Bane, Fally M'Gerald, 
Moriertaghe O'Monye, Chonhor O'Morghau, Hugh O'Colgam, Con- 
hor M'Bryene, and Enany M'Williani, kerns. — April 27, 4°. 

125. Pardon of Rory Occhonor, late of AfTaly, gent.; Brassell 
M'Conlcy, Edward Dufte M'Janies, Maurice 0'I)oran,Phelini M'Tege, 
Rory Onany, Thomas Brenaghe, Kevan O'Morghan, Thady M'Don- 
noghe, and Connat O'Flannagan, kerns. — Oct. 26, 4°. 

126. Pardon of Christopher Happlen, pensioner. — Oct. 27, 4°. 

127. Pardon of Nelan M'Lcsaghe O'More, horseman ; Rory M'Da 
O'More, horseman ; Arthur M'Mallaghlin, Jloriertaghe M'Owen 
Malaghlan, M'Morgho Malaghlan O'More, Gylpatricke O'Horogh- 
anne, Donald M'Tege, Moriertaghe M'Evoye,Neale M'Evoy, Molrane 
M'Evoye, Gylpatrick M'Moriartagh, Shane M'Gillapatrick, Shane 
Ahorochane, Juan M'Donoghe, Shane M'Davie, Moriertagh M'Do- 
neke GovU, Feadorogh M'0\yen, Ferdorogha M'Feagh, Teage 
O'Crockevan, Feare M'Morghe, kerns. — Oct. 18, 4°. 

128. Pardon of Cornelius O'Dwyre, son of Edward, captain of 
Kylleraanaghe, and Odony O'Dwyere, horseman. — Oct. 28, 4°. 

129. Pardon of John Lawles, of Borranston, in the county of 
Dublin, cotter. — Oct. 4, 4°. 

130. Appointment of Patrick Barnewall, of Gracediew, esq., to 
the office of Clerk or Master of the Rolls and Records, vice Sir Thomas 
Cusake, of Lesmoleu ; To hold during his life, with a fee of 50 marks 
a-year, to be paid out of the custom.*, cocket, poundage, and subsidy 
of Dublin and Drogheda, in as ample manner as John Allen, Robert 
Cowley, or Thomas Cusake held that office. — Oct. i, 4°. 

Membrane 31. 

131. Appointment of Richard Finglass, gent., to the office of 
principal Solicitor, vice John Bathe; To hold during pleasure, with 
a fee of £10 a-year. — Oct. 17, 4°. 

132. Appointment of Robert Browne to the office of Searcher and 
Ganger of the port of Limerick; To hold during pleasure. — Oct. 18, 4°. 

p 2 



212 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 133. Appointtnt'iit of Joliu Biitlio, (if Acarno, to the office of So- 
Edw. VI. licitor-General, vice Patrick Baruewall ; To bold Juriug plo;isure. — 
Oct. 16, 4°. 

134. Appointment of John Batlic, to the ofhce of Sergeant-at- 
Law, vice Patrick Baruewall ; To hohl during his life. — Oct. 
16,4°. 

135. Pardon of .Tames Bridaghe, of Kenles, in the county of Kil- 
kenny; Donald O'Kcyan, of Powerston, horsekceper ; Richard Fitz- 
Leonard Shoitall, of Uawran ; Peter PursoU Fitz GeB'ray. .Tames 
PurscU FitzGeflVay, Pliilip Pursell Fitz-Geflniy, of the same town 
Beale William Fitz- Walter Bretna^h, of Garrauhedde, kerna. 



Membrane 33. 

136. Pardon of Charles, son of Arthur Cavenaghe, cajitain ; Ger- 
ald, son of Arthur ; Maurice, son of Artiiur; Dermod, son of Charles; 
Terence, son of Charles ; Bernard, son of Charles ; Arthur, son of 
Charles; Donat, son of Charles; Maurice Claudo, Gregory, son of 
Maurice ; Manro, son of Maurice ; Bernard, son of Maurice ; Gerald 
Strabido Duelli, Arthur J)uelli, Bernard Duelli, Donald, son of 
Donat ; Donat Maurice M'Arth, Art Gerald Maurice, Dermot Mauro 
Maurice, Dermot Juvenis, Donat Juvenis, son of Donat Oge ; Ber- 
nard, son of Donat ; Arthur, son of Donat ; Donald, sou of Donat; 
Terence, son of Donat ; Edward, son of Donat ; Gerald, son of 
Donat; Maurice Juvenis, Mauro, son of Charles; Terence, sou of 
Terence ; David, sou of Symau ; Terence Nigro, son of Gerald ; 
Arthur Nisule, and Ciiarles, son of Gerald M'Donaghe Cavanaghes. 
— Nov. 6, 4°. 

137. Pardon of Donald M'Mahone, chief of his nation ; Arthur, 
Eugene, Manro, Anglicanus, l)onat, Felini, sous of said Donald ; 
Calvo, son of Patrick ; Sir Edward Lashye, Priest, Dermot O'Lashy, 
Eugene Lashy, Gerald Lashy ; Cornelius, son of Donald ; Charles, 
son of Donald ; .Tohn, son of Donahl ; Edward, son of Thady ; 
Maurice, son of Thady ; Charles Anglicanus ; John, son of Thady ; 
Mogone, sou of Thady — Nov. 6, 4°. 

138. Pardon of Bernard M'Gilla Duflb Feragha Oge, Donat 

M'Tyrrolaghe M'Molmory, Alexandfr M'l)oicagh,<icnild Kynsi'lagh, 
John Ghia O'Bcrne, Alcxamlcr M'l^Muys M'Donncli, au<l Thonuia 
magno M'Emill, galloglaases — Nov. 5, 4°. 

139. Pardon of Sir Gerald Fitz- John, of Dromnnnc, knight; 
Tiionias Fitz-Gcrald, son of said Genild ; Gerald, son of said Genild ; 
Pliilip Lystoy, yeoman ; David Fiavau, clerk ; and Robert Fitz- 
Thomas, horbcmau — Nov. 5, 4°. 



155°] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 213 

140. Pardon of Robert Nencll Fitz-Lauroiieo, liorsemaa ; Gille- 4 
patrick O'Kearna Nosteli Prigradas ; Tlioinas O'Flatliy, kerns; John ^■'^^''- ^'I- 
Obnay, hnsbandmau ; Edward nigro M'Felim. — N'ov. 10, 4°. 

141. Pardon of Donald, son of Edward IfTearisa, and his brother 
Donal Walter Power Fitz-Gcatfray ; Donal, son of Maurice 
M'Henriacke ; Maurice Duyll (the red); John, son of Edward 
(black John) ; Thady Caldi, James O'Curryn, Terence Ruflo 
M'Fcortis, Gerald, son of Maurice ; Donald, Gregory, Maurice, and 
Donat, sons of Gerald M'Donagha; Donald, son of Arthur, son of 
Maurice ; Terence black M'Donaglia, M'Morierta Bernard, son of 
Donal, son of Maurice ; Derniot Donat, Maurice, Henry Donat 
MacDonagb, William Cauo, John Thady Calin, Terence, son of 
Maurice; Derniot Fusta, son of Eugene Cauddi ; Edward, son of 
Eugene Caudi ; and John Merrenaghe. — Nov. 11, 4°. 

142. Pardon of Richard Fitz-Nicliolas Pouer, of Gurduffe, gent. ; 
James Fitz-Theobald Butler, of the Krebanagh, horseman ; John 
Fitz-Richard Butler, of Balliquin, gent. ; Edward Fitz-Richard, 
kern ; Edward Duffe O'Sheeghen, of Lekrehanaghe ; Thomas 
Leighe ; Philip Fitz-Derniod Dull' Foelan, of Monolarge ; John 
Fitz-WiUiam Fitz-Robarte, of Kylnorin ; Donald Glanne Feolane, 
of Clonehie, kern ; Conner Rathe Brenaghe, of Dunmonnye, gent ; 
and Thady DuffO'Dovin, of the same place, kern A^ov. 6, 4°. 

143. Pardon of Brian M'Callaghe, of Kylmanaghe, horseman, 
and Charles M'Callaghe, Jiis brother ; Fergananyn M'Melaghline 
Oge, Edward M'Donaghe M'Da Cormat Cronoghe, Dermot M'Kue 
M'Morgho, and James M'Tege Moyle, kerns. — Nov. 16, 4°. 



Membrane 33. 

144. Appointment of George Carry to the office of Marshall of 

the King's Courts, vice Edward Griffin ; To bold during pleasure 

Nov. 6, 4°. 

145. Presentation of William Oge O'Hurlee to the rectory of 
Ballingarre, in the diocese of Enily, in the gift of the Crown, "pleno 
jure." — Nov. 10, 4°. 

146. Grant of English liberty to William Oge O'Hurlee, son of 
Thomas Hurlee, late bishop of Bmly. — Nov. 10, 4°. 

147. Grant of English liberty to Owen O'Kellie, of Domamoke, 
iu the county of Kildare. — Nov. 8, 4°. 

148. Grant of English liberty to Rory O'Doyne, of Casllebrack, 
chaplain. — Nov. 9, 4°. 



4 

Edff. vr. 



114 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLL?, [1550. 

Membrane 34. 

149. Pardon of EihvarJ O'llallagan, horseboy. — Nov. 12, 4°. 

150. Parikm of Tbady O'Fac, of Glasliarn, in tlio county of Kil- 
kenny, husbanihiian ami tcaclicr ; Cornolius Maj;Iicrry, of Bally- 
spallando, Inisbanilnian ; Peter Fiiine Arelidcaoon, otlierwi-e M'Code, 
of Coulca^hy, in the county of Kilkenny, liusbandnian ; Maurice 
Moell M'Code, otherwise Archdeacon of Moyneniucke, husbandman ; 
William, son of Jcdin Grace, of Glassliare ; Gerald, son of John Grace, 
kerns; William M'Thonias JI'Donnjihc, of Ballncmarrin, husband- 
man ; William Oclone, of Surdcwalleston, in the county of Kildare, 
cotter. — Nov. 20, 4°. 

151. Pardon of Thomas Plunkct, of Testelkeran, in the county 
of Meath, gent. ; Richard, Nicliolas, and Christopher Plunkct, of 
the same place, gents. ; John Plunket, of Connairlieston or Cra- 
naglieston, jrent. ; Nicholas Fordo, of Fordeston ; Robert Fordo, of 
the same place, gent. ; Marion Plunket, wife of the said Nicholas ; 
and John Plunket, of Fordeston, gent. — Nov. 16, 4°. 

152. Pardon of John Puri Redmond Keatinire, Donald Ley 
otherwise called Donald Shellery, and DonaUl M'Shanc, William 
Reynolde, and Flanan O'Donnollan, kerns. — Nuv. 16, 4°. 

T53. Pardon of Arthur O'Doj'ue, Rory O'Doyne, Eugene O'Doyne, 
and David MKDwen, of O'Regane, geut,s. — Nov. 17, 4°. 

154. Pardon of Rory M'Mollaghlync, Donald M'Xelc, Edward 
M'.Marese, Chere M'Rossa, Donald Boy O'Loglmane, Ncal M'Owen, 
and Cornelius M'DonncU, of Sti-abLmarige — Nov. 17, 4°. 

155. Pardon of James Fitz-David, of Newegardene, Redmund 
Hackete, of Goel ; Peter Cantwell, of Moccarke ; NNalter, son of 
Walter de Burgo, of Cossiure, in the county of Tipperary, gent. ; 
Thomas Cantwell, chancellor of the Metropolitan Church ofCashel; 
John Cantwell, of Cuilkepe ; Donat O'Carrane, of Ballytarsna ; 
Robert Ilacket, of Ballynray ; Malachi Donat, of Ballytapsna ; 
Thomas O'Carrayn, of Newegardinge ; Richard Cantwell, of the 
eamo place ; Donat Philip, of Solchort ; Dunat O'Lyviusy, William 
Daton, of Cluon. — Nov. 25, 4°. 

156. Pardon of John Storye, toldicr ; and William Crcdc, of 
Fyngla.ss, in the county of Dublin, weaver — Nov. j6, 4°. 

157. Pardon of Henry Fitx-Gerald, son of Oliver Fitz-Qcrald, of 
Lesrallon, gent. ; Thomas Filz-Gerald ; Gemld ami Christopher 
Fitz-Gerald, suns of the said Oliver; Hubert Dyllon, of Drombane, 
horseman ; and Tiiaily O'Connyn, of th« same place, kern. — Nov. 

4. 4^ 



1550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 215 

158. Appointment of [luinfrey Sexten to tlic office of Ganger and 4 
Searcher of the Port of Limerick, and the ports and creeks thereof; E<Iw. VI. 
To hohl during pleasure in as ample manner as Robert Westby 
held that oHiee. — Nov. 10, 4°. 

139. Presentation of William Barker to the vicarage of Saint 
Coleman, of Larabriue, in the diocese of Dublin, in the presentation 
of the Crown, "pleno jure." 

Membrane 35. 

160. Grant of English liberty to Bernard Dempsie, clerk. — 
^'ov. 25, 4°. 

161. Grant of English liberty to Malachy Henesy, clerk. — 
Nov. 13, 4°. 

162. Presentation of Peter Leves to the rectory of Saint John the 
Baptist, of Castle Peter, otherwise Monasteroris, in the diocese of 
Kildare, in the presentation of the Crown, " pleno jure." — Nov. 24, 4°. 

163. Presentation of Bernard Dempsie to the vicarage of Saint 
Mary of Bealaquillyane, in the diocese of Leighlin, in the presenta- 
tion of the Crown, '' pleno jure." — Nov. 24, 4°. 

164. Presentation of Malachy Henesie to the vicarage of Castle 
Peter, of Monasteroris, in the diocese of Kildare, in the presentation 
of the Crown, "pleno jure." — Nov. 24, 4°. 

165. Presentation of Donald O'Beaghan to the rectory of Kilitons- 
certe, in the diocese of Kildare, in the presentation of the Crown, 
'•■pleno jure." — Nov. 23, 4°. 

166. Presentation of Patrick Moore to the vicarage of Timoke, in 
the diocese of Leighlin, in the pre.sentation of the Crown, " pleno 
jure." — Nov. 2, 4°. 

MeTnibrane 36. 

' 167. Pardon of Adam Brenaghe Fitz-Williajm, John Brenaghe 
Fitz-Thomas, John Fitz-Bdmonde M'Owen, Richard Power, Fitz- 
Nicholas Walter Powei-, Fitz GelTry John Lye M'Mahon, James 
Grace, and Walter Gaughen Fitz-Davy Power. — Nov. 28, 4°. 

168. Pardon of John, son of Thady Ybroine de Kilballaghy, in 
the county of Carlow ; Gerald M'Sheane Oge, of Mehyll ; James 
M'Gillapatricke Ybraine, Edward Yn Gwyle O'Braine, Malachie 
M'Edmund O'Braine, Morghana O'Moryse, Edward Tobyne Fitz- 
Walter, of Coysenaghe, and James Pitz-Gerald, of Dune M'Ghall, in 
the county of Kildare. — Nov. 27, 4°. 



2i6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 169. Parilon of Tliady, son of Clmrles YCoiinor, JIauriro Pypayy, 

Kdw. VI. Arthur M'Kory, Hugh "u'llcgryne, Terence Layseaghc (the bhick), 

Dcnnot M'Lcysaglie, Robert Laynaghe, Gilbert Layneaghc, GerralJ 

Ruflb, Donahl O'Colgane, Donald M'Auley, Cosnaygheaghe M'Agha- 
gaene, Donal M'An O'ilrossainc, Terence O'Dyniasa, Fanuilo (black) 
il'Gillaphadricke, and Fearghallo O'llarine. — A'or. 30, 4°. 

170. Grant of English liberty to David Lecbe, chaplain, and 
Patrick Leche, otherwise M'Yiileae, chaplain. — Xoi: 24, 4°. 

171. Grant to John, son of Sir Walter Delahoid, of the capital 
messuage of Dunshaghleiie, 34i acres arrable, 10 acres of meadow, 2 
pasture, called the Hall Fernie ; 26 acres arrable, 2 acres meadow, 
and 2 of pasture, in Dunshaglileno, called Alcyes Ferine; 21 acres 
arrable, 2^ meadow, in Dunshaghlene, in the possession of William 
Swarthc ; 3 farms in the occupation of GeflVyBalarde, John Walshc, 
and Thomas Corbally, with several other parcels of laiul in Dun- 
sbaghlen ; and all messuages, lands, commons, weirs, .ind fisheries, 
in Roweston, in the parish of Dunshaghlen ; To be held for ever by 
the service of one knight's fee as scutage runs. — Nov. 28, 4°. 

Membrane 37. 

172. Appointment of Edward Cadilcll to the oflicc of Transcriber 
of the Exchequer; Tu hold during pleasure. — iSepl. lo, 4°. 

173. Appointment of Richard Plunkett, of Newhouse, in the 
county of Louth, to the office of Chief Sergeant of the county Louth ; 
To hold during pleasure. — Sept. 17, 4°. 

174. Appointment of Patrick Mole to the office of Second Remem- 
brancer of the E.xchequer ; To hold during pleasure. — Sept. 18, 4°. 

175. Appointment of John Wicombc, of Dublin, gent., one of the 
Clerks of Chancery, to the oflicc of Usher of the Exrhciiuer; To 
bold during pleasure. — Sept. 19, 4°. 

176. Appointment of John Goldsmithc to the office of Ganger 
and Searcher of the ports of Cork and Kinsalc, and all ports and 
creeks aj)pertaining thereto ; To hold during j>leasure. — i>(pt. 20, 4°. 

Membrane 38. 

177. Ap])ointment of Nicholas Fanninge to the office of Clerk of 
the Pleas of the E.xchecjuer ; To hold during pleasure. — iSf}>t. 17, 4°. 

178. Appointment of Walter Goldinge, of the Grange, to the office 

of Sunimonistcr of the Excheiiucr ; To hold during pleasure 

Sept. lb, 4°. 

179. Appointment of Walter Goldinge, of the Grange of Portmar- 



T550. CHANCERY, IRELAND. 217 

nncko, in tlic county of Dublin, jrent., to tlic office of Cliief Sergeant 4 

of the county of Dulilin ; To iiold iluriug ])leasure. — Sejit. 17, 4°. Edw. VI. 

iSo. Pension to Marie Liucli, of Galwaye, of .£ioa-year, during 
Iier life. — Stpt. 17, 4°. 

181. Pardon of William Fitz-Robcrt Powere, of Farranmanaglie ; 
Edward Fitz-William Powere, of Donyn ; Nicholas Fitz-William, of 
Knockan ; . . . . Fitz-William Powere, of Clonphillipe, and 
John Boy Powere, of Farrenenianaghe. — Dec. 14, 4°. 

182. Pardon of John Fitz-Rerry, of Balwenston, in the county of 
Dublin, and Murtagh Bane M'Elkill, of Glassalin, in the county of 
Louth, otherwise called ilurtagh Bane M'Ne Kyll — No date. 

Dor so. 

Membrane i. 

183. Letter of the Lord Protector and Council of England, in- 
structing the Lord Deputy to give to Thomas Allen, a lease for 
21 years of the parsonage of the Norragh, in the county of Kildare. 
—■^yg- 5. 4°- 

184. King's letter directing a patent to be passed to John Parker, 
Constable of the Castle of Dublin, of the temporalities and glebe 
lands of the late Priory of Selsker, in the county of Wexford. — 

[ObUtei-ated.'] 

Membrane 2. 

185. King's letter to the Lord Chancellor, nominating Thomas 
Lancaster to the Bishoprick of Kildare. 

Signed, 

T. Cane. A. Wentworthy, T. Darcy. 

H. Dorsett. W. Herbert. William Paget. 

A. Wyngfeld. W. North. Edward Montague. 

Rythe, Cant. T. Elly. 

Aiir'd 20, 4°. 

186. Charter of Kilmallock*: The burgesses shall on Monday 

* The town of KUmallock is one of the most ancient in Ireland, and the corpora- 
tion, if not one hy prescription, must have been created by a very early charter, 
as it is recognised as then existing in a charter of Edward III., dated ist March, 
in the 49th year of his reign (Rol. Pat., 49 Edward III., m 11 d), whereby he 
granted to the provost and commonalty of the town, tolls or customs of certain 
commodities coming to the town to be sold or passing through it for sale, for a 
period of 10 years, towards the rebuilding, repairing, and fortifjing of the town, to 
be accounted" for before the Bishop of Limerick and JIayor of Limerick. 

By another charter of Henn,- IV. (Rol. Pat., 10° Henrj- IV., article 55), the King 
granted to the portreeve and burgesses of the town certain customs therein men- 
tioned, for the space of 20 years. 



2i8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 after Micliaolnias every year, with the assent of twelve of tlie better 
Edw. VI. burgesses, counsellors, for the time being (with whom this power of 
election is to remain), clioose one of the burgesses for sovereign, and 
if the sovereign die within the year, the counsellors to elect anotlier 
in liis place. The sovereign and burgesses to form a body corporate 
under the name of the Sovereign and Burgesses of Kilmallock ; to 
sue and be sued, and to act in all cases concerning the burgessea 
and commonalty of the town ; the sovereign, burgesses, and com- 
monalty to receive certain customs on things exposed for :^ale in the 
town, which are to be expended on the enclosing of the town ; the 
collectors are to account before the sovereign and council of the 
commonalty, or before auditors appointed by them ; sovereign and 
council to assess the inhabitants for payment of the town expenses ; 
sovereign to distrain for same, and render a just account ; sovereign 
accepting the office and refusing to act to forfeit loos., to be applied 
to the defence of the town ; persons insulting or injuring the sove- 
reign to be punished by fine, or otherwise at the will of the town 
council ; no person to exercise the liberties of the town, without 
license of the sovereign and town council, under a penalty to be 
imposed by them, such penalty to be employed on the repairs of 
the town ; the sovereign and town council to regulate the prices of 
the markets; no person to sell or export grain out of tiio town 
without the leave of the sovereign and council, on pain of forfeiture 
of the goods ; no person to have a dunghill or heap on the streets 
from one Saturday to another, under penalty of three pence for each 
offence ; the sovereign and council to fine all jiersons making aqna- 
vite within the town, contrary to the j)rohibition of the sovereign; 
all fines to be applied for rejiairing the walls and enclosing the town, 
and to be accounted for before the town council or auditors appointed 
by them ; the sovereign to be eschaetor and clerk of the market, and 
to impose fines and forfeitures, with the consent of the council, to 
be applied as aforesaid ; no burgess to i)e impleaded for lands within 
the borough, but a recognizance to be made before the King's 
justices, anil they are not to be put on assizes or recognizances 
before the judges itinerant, unless for tiieir external tenures ; the 
sovereign and commonalty, for 40 years, to take the fourth part 
of all rents of burgages both within and without the town, to be 
applied to repair the walls, and accounteil for as before ; the sove- 
reign and commons to fine all persons obstructing the roads, walls, 
or ditches of the town, and to have power to make walls and ditches 
through the grounds of any inhabitant, allowing a right of passage 
to such grounds ; and a general survey shall be ina<le. — Lymei-ick, 
Feb. 15, 22^ Edward [...]• 



1550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 219 

Membrane 4. 4 

Edw. TI. 

187. King's letter to the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland : — . . 

" We greet you well; Whereas our loving and faithful suhject, 
Dame Marie Lynch, late wife unto Sir William Burke, late Earle of 
Clanrickard, deceased, within that our realm or dominion of Ireland, 
hath made her humble suite unto us, as well for the goods as also 
for her dower of all such manors and lauds, which were the inherit- 
ance of the late Earle, wherein it hath appeared unto us, she hatii 
of long time sued contrary to our will and pleasure : We, therefore, 
moved with pain towards her, in her long suite, and con.sidering the 
same according to equity, by the advice of our Privy Counsaile, 
have resolved that justice be administered to her as ajipertainetb ; 
and, therefore, we will and command you, as you value our favor, 
forthwith to make, or cause to be made, unto her, during her life, a 
sufficient grant and assurance under our great seal of an annuity of 
£10 sterling, in recompense of her dower, and third part of one 
yearly rent of £30, granted by our father unto the late Earl, in 
consideration and exchange of the inheritance of the customs of 
the towne of Galwaye, of which custonies the said Dame Marie is 
indowable ; and that you pay her such sums of money as she . . . 
of the said yearly annuity of £30 doth amount to sithens the death 
of her late husband ; and we further will, that in all her reasonable 
and lawful causes, suits, and demands, from time to time, to be had 
. against any other person or persons for or concerning her 
jointure .... the manors, lands, and tenements of her late 
husband in Ireland, that you cause justice to be administered to her 
with expedition, according to equity and favour of our laws, so as 
Bhe may have no cause any further to complain here unto us for lack 
of justice." 

" W. Wiltes. J. Warwyck. W. North. 

G. Cobham. A. Wingfield. E. Clynton." 

188. Letter from the Lord Protector Somerset and the Lords of 
the Council in England to Sir Anthony Sentleger and the Council 
in Ireland, stating that Sir William Seintelowe desired permission 
to repair to England, and leave his oHice of Lieutenant of the army in 
Ireland ; and " their lordships thinking fit to comply with his request, 
desire to place in his office the bearer, Sir Kaulfe Bagnall; and his 
Majesty desired that he should be appointed unto all the offices 
which Seintelowe held, with all profits and allowances incidental 
thereto ; and that ho should bo invested with all power, to the 
intent, that for lack or want of authority and credit amongst his 
Majesty's people, he should have no imjicdiment, but to serve his 
Majesty according to the trust committed unto him. 

" Somerset. William, Wyltes. Jo. Bedford. 

John Warwyke. E. Northe. W. Paget. 

W. Harbard. William Northe." 

Wetiminster, July 13, 4°. 



220 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 189. Letter from tlie Lord Protector and Lords of tlic Council in 

Edw. VI. England to the Lord Dcinity and Council in Irelanil, stating lliat 
the late King had granted to Martin O'Krvne a lease of the farm of 
Carlingford for 11 years, the interest in which Nicholas Bagnall, 
Marshall of the King's army, had purchased, and was desirous to 
have the lease renewed in his own name : and stating the King's 
pleasure to he, that a lease he made to Nicholas for 21 years, of the 
said farm and of the Newerye, reserving such rents as have been 
accustonicil to be paid. 

Your loving frendes, 

E. Somerset. William Northon. William Herbert. 
Jo. Bedfonl. G. Cobliaime. William Petrchers. 

Jo. AVarwyke. A. A\'yngfeld. 



July 19, 1550. 



190. By the King. 



Memh7xtne 5. 



" Right trusty and well-beloved, we greet you well, and lett you 
wytte, that where upon the special trust and confidence we have of 
your approved wisdomcs and fonlwardnes to our service, we have, 
by the advice of our Counscil, a]ppoiuted you, whoso names be 
menconed in the instruccons signed with our hand, to be of our 
Privy Counsaile in that our realm of Ireland; albeyt, the former ex- 
perience which we have alreaily had of your doing.*!, causL-th us to 
think verily that you will do the uttermost of your jiossible ])owers 
to serve both our godly proceedings in matter of religion, well set 
forwards to the honour of God, and also our common ati'airs of that 
realm, diligently »yon unto, yet for that we have caused you, our 
Deputy, to be here g[)ecialy spoken wyth therein at more length, we 
have thought it good likewi.so to admonish you, the rest of our 
Counseill, to have for your parts special respect for the same ; an<l 
that you being always ready to aiil and assist our Deputy with 3'onr 
advices and outlier ways, and agreeing all in one concorde, all pri- 
vate displeasures .sett aparte, bind yourselves hollie togithir, to doo 
and see done what may tend to Goddo's honour, and to the surety 
and good governance of our realnie ; whereby you shall not only 
please God, but also minister unto us gooil occasion not to forget 
your good services; and, besides, by your examjile, encourage outliers 
to lyve in the more cpiiet and conformyty. 

" And where we presently revoke to our presence our trusty and 
right well-beloved Sir John Allen, our Chancellor of that realm, hav- 
haviiig byn wi'li-infornied of the wiscdom, leriiingo, goode ex]ierience 
and gr.ave behaviour, of you, Sir Tli<uiias Cusjike, we have, by 
the advise of our said Counseill, ailmittcd you to the roonie of our 
Chancellor of Ireland, and a])]ioiuted your patent for that oliicc to 
be i>re.'<ently sent uiilo you. 

'• And npi>ii the like information, of you, Patrick Barnewell, wo 



I550.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 221 

have ajipoiiiteil you to have, from the feast of Saint Mychael the 4 
Archangel next, the office of Master of the Rolls of our said realm, Edw. YI. 

with all fees, profits, and commodities thereunto belonging ; which 

office of Master of the Rolls our pleasure is, that you, our Deputy, 
shall cause to be made in due form, and our Chancellor for the time 
shall by warrant hereof seall, or cause to be sealed under our greate 
seall of that realme. 

" Likewise, having had veraye good report of the good discretion, 
gravitye, and learninge of John Bath, we have appointed him to be 
our Sergeant-at-Law in that our realm ; To have and to hold to him 
in lyke sorte, and with lyke fees, commodities, and assurance as 
others our Sergeants-at-Law have had the same in times past. 

" And where certain forts be all ready begon in som towardes forti- 
fication in our countries of Lex and Offixly, our pleasure is that you, 
our Deputy, shall boeth cause the same surely to be guarded and also 
fully finished, in such sorte as to you shall be thought requisite. 

"And where by the laws and comon orders of our realm certain 
days and times be appointed nott onely to eate fyshe, our pleasure, 
by advise aforesaid, is that you, our Deputy, shall and niay by 
force hereof grant to such, and as many as you think good, full liberty 
to eate fleshe at all times forbidden : any statute, lawe, or custome 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

" We have also been informed soundry times that the capitains of 
the uewe crues there have not only mouch larger entertainment for 
their owne wages than outhers the capitains of our olde garrisons 
have or do receive, but also have sondry double paies for drums, 
fyphes, and outher officers, otherwise than the said ordinary gar- 
risons have been wont to have; and considering that these diversi- 
ties of paies to men of equal sorts and havior is occasion of much 
strife and contention, our pleasure is that you shall travaill by all 
such good and quiet means as you may, to reduce all the double 
paies to that onely order that ys and hath byn used among men of 
warr of our old garrison there, forseinge that to som such capitains, 
as for their well-doings you shall think good, the same entertain- 
ment be continued for their own times only that they have custora- 
ably received sithens their placing there. 

" We think also expedient that you, with the advice of our Coun- 
seill, cause a Parliament of the Lords and Comons to be summoned 
againste such time as you shall think good, wherein you may de- 
liberately consult with them upon such weaghty affaires of that our 
realm as to you may seem requisite." 

" We have likewise been informed that ourderest father did appoint 
an yearly living by the weke for 13 poor men such as shall be Lamed 
or made unable to worke in his service, that the same sithens the 
death of our father ys discontinued ; wherefore we, minding that 
so godly a meaninge to take his full perfection, are pleased that the 
said number be continued and paid by warrant hereof, every of 
them after the rate of ... of such our treasure as is or shall 
come to the hands of our Vice-Treasurer ; and our further pleasure 
is that you shall sye such, and none outhers placed in the foresaid 



222 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

^ roomes, as bave been or shall be lamed in the service of our said 
Edw. TT. father or in our service, 

" We are also further pleased that John Delahide, son to SirWalter 

Delahide, deceased, shsill have of such lands as were late his said 
father's, and now in oar hands, the yearly yalae of 40 marks for 
ever. 

" E. Somersett. W. Wiltes. J. ^N'arwvcke. 

W. North. W. Paget. A. Wingfield. 

N. Wotten. 

'■■ To our right trustie and right well-beloved 
Commissioners, Sir Anthony St. Leger, 
knight, Lord Deputy, and to the rest of 
our Connsaile there." 

Windsor, Aug. 5, 4°. 

Membrane 6. 

191. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of England to 
the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland : 

" After our right harthy comendacons : Whereas you have n:ade 
humble suite to the Kin.-'s Majestie on the behalf of the Erie of 
Desmond for conferrinj of the bishoprick of Limerick when it 
shall be voyd to such oone as shall, for his litterature and goode Ivffe, 
be mete for the same; his Majestye ys pleasure is ye shall confer 
the same according to the said Earle's request in that behalf : and 
also his Majesty is pleased that ye shall create ami make Sir Richard 
Butler, knight, the Viscount of Monkcgarret. Moreover, you shall 
allow to the capitaines of the kern which Lave served his Majesty 
such wages as by your di-cretion you shall think they shall deserve; 
and you shall place Matthew Kinge in the room of Clerke of the 
Check there, with the wages of 4s by the day, and ten horsemen 
under him in wages : Thus fare you harthely well, from Windsor; 
your loving friends, 

" E. Somerset. Wm. Wiltes. J. Warwyck. 
G. Cobham. Wm. Paget. 

"To our right trusty the Lord Deputy and 
the rest of the Council." 

■4«^- 5. 1550- 

192. By the Kinge. 

" Right trusty ancl well-beloved, we greet you well, lotting yon 
witt that for our better service we have appointed you, our Deputy 
there, to enterteigne the nombre of 25 horsemen of such as ye shall 
cboae, either of your own servants or outhers, to be alowed for their 
wages from the decess of Sir Edward Bellingham, our late Deputy 
there forwardes after such rate as outher horsemen serving us in 
that realme are usually paid ; wherefore our pleasure is that yon, 
the Treasorer for the time being of such our threasor as shall bex«- 



1550-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 223 

after com to your hands, ehall make payment to our said Deputy for 4 
the said horsemen accordingly, by warrant of these our letters. Edw. VL 

"E.Somerset. W. 'SYiltes. Warwyck. 

G. Cobham. A. AAingfield. W. North. 

N. Wolten. 

" To our right trusty the Lord Deputy and 
the rest of our ConnsaiU there." 

Windetor, Aug. 4, 4°. 

193. By the Kinge. 

" Trnstye and well-beloTed, «-e greet yon well ; ha^■^ng snndrie 
occasions of defraying of money for the Jespeche of onr afiairs 
within that onr realm of Ireland, for as much as if our Depntie and 
ConnsaiU should at all times when they needed seude hither to us 
for moneye, our afiairs there might happily take such hindrannce as 
might not easily be redubbed, we lett you wyt that for avovding of 
delayes in this case, we have authorised our well-beloved Sir 
Anthony Sentleger, Deputy of our said realm, and our Chancellor 
there, to make warrants unto you for money ifova time to time, as the 
necessity of our ailairs shall require ; wherefore we command vou 
that of such threasor of our mynte as shall remain in your cnstodv, 
to deliver to the hands of onr Vice-Treasurer there for the time being 
such somes of money as oar said Deputy and Chancellor for the 
time being by their letters shall require of yon for our use. 

« E. Somersett. W. Wiltes. J. Warwick. 

N. Wotton. G. Cobham. A. Wingfieli 

W. North." 

Windsor, Aug. 5, 4°. 

Membrane 7. 

194. Conveyance, whereby John Lowe, of Dublin, carpenter; 
John Kerroll, baker ; Edmond Wade, and Patrick Flemincre, tan- 
ners, " Wardyngs and Procuratorys "' of the Parish Church of 
Saint Patrick. Dublin, granted to Sir Edmonde Eustace, of Ballv- 
more, chaplain, and Edward Page, of Donlavau, yeoman, all the 
ridges of corn called Saint Patrick's Ridges, with the commodities 
thereunto belonging, of the five dioceses of Ferns, Ossorv, Leio-hlin, 
Kyldare, with the deaneries of O'Morthey, Rathmore, "and Saltom 
Salcor ; To hold for 3 years, at a rent of six marks ; and it is coven- 
anted and agreed that the said wardyngs and their successors shall 
have all the commodities of O'Bryne, ys countrye, this lease notwith- 
standing. '-And further yt iscovenntyth andagreyde betwest the 
said parties that yfi" the said offyes or ridges be caUyd bake and not 
swefferyd within the said thre years, that then the said wardvntfa 
and their successors shall discharge the said Sir Edmonde and' Ed- 
ward their executors and assigns of the syx marks." — May 10, 3°. 



224 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 195. Letter from the Lords of tlie Council in England to the Lord 

r.dw. VI. Deputy and Council of Ireland : 

" After our hert y comendacons: Whereas this l)carer,Tlionias Port- 
gate, hath served the King's Majestic at Bullayne, from the time of 
the winneuge of the same, in the rome of a petye cai)teyne, with 
the wagis of two shills hy the day, and now is discharged of liis 
captainship by reason of the surrender of the said town ; The 
King's Majcstie is pleased, in consideration of his longe and peynful 
servyce, that upon the sight hereof yc admit the said Thomas to tiie 
rome of a capetayne or a pety capetayne, with like wages, if any 
such rome bo presently voyde, or else if there bo noe such rome 
voyde, that then in the meantime you deliver unto him of such 
his Ilighness's threasure as doth or shall renuiin in your hands tho 
said wages of 2s. by the daic, the same to be gevene at the day of 
the delyvere hereof into your hands, and he to have the said 2s. 
a-day unto such tynie as tiie rome of a captoyne or a pety capteyne 
shall fall voide, then 3'ou to place the said Thomas accordingly : 
and so fare you well." 

" Your loving friends, 

" W. Wiltcsh. John Warwyck. A. Wyngfield. 

E. Clynton. N. Wotton. T. Darcy. 

" To our very loving friend. Sir Anthony St. Leger, 
and to the rest of the Counsaylc." 

Aug. 26, 1550. 

196. King's letter to the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland : 

" Right trustye and well-beloved, we greet you well, letynge you 
to wytte that of our grace special, for certain considerations, we, 
by the advise of our Privy Counsayle, iiavo given and granted to 
our subject, Hughe Vyan, of our city of Dublin, clerke, the next 
avoydance of the rome an<l offiyce of chanter within the Church 
Cathedral of the Blessed Trinity, of Dublin, with all the lyving, 
commodities, and rights thereunto in any wise apj)ertaining, so 
soon as the same rome shall fortuen by dcathc, resignation, or other- 
wise to be voyde; which living is of the yearly value of £13 6s. 8(1: 
Wherefore we refiuire you to make forth under our great scale 
in your custody, letters patent, in due form, of our said gyefto and 
graunt." 

" W. Wiltesh. J. \Varwick. W. North. 

E. Clynton. G. Cobhani. Anthony Wingfield. 

"To our right trusty Sir Anthony Seyntlcgor, 
Deputy of our realm of Inlaml, and to our 
Chancellor, and others of our Counsayll 
th ere. 

■^«^. 13. I550- 



1550.J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 225 

Membrane 8. 

197. Commission to the Lord Deputy, Sir Thomas Cusake, knt., 
Chancellor; Sir Gerald Ayliiier, knight, Chief Justice; Sir William 
Brabazon, knight, Vice-Treasurer ; and Patrick Barnewall, Master 
of the Rolls ; to make leases for 21 years, or less, of all manors, 
tenements, fishings, and other hereditaments which were then in the 
hands of the Crown; and to bargain and sell the custody, wardship, 
and marriage of the heirs of those who have died in homage to the 
Crown, and the lands and possessions belonging to the Crown 
during the minority of those heirs. — A^ig. 4, 4°. 

Membrane 9. 

198. From the Lord Protector and Council of England to the 
Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland : — 

"After our right heartye comendacons; Whereas, by the particular 
accompte of our loving friend Sir John Travers exhibited before 
us, it appeareth that he hath disbursed certaine somes of money, as 
well about the edyfyeing of an ordynance howse, sytuate within the 
King's Majesty's castell of Dublin, as also for iron and other stuffe 
requysyd for the furniture of ordnance and munitions for the warres in 
his charge there ; the King's pleasure is that you, the Vice-Treasurer, 
shall content and pay unto the said Sir John Travers, upon this his 
accompte, taken and examined by the Auditor there, the hole sonis 
of money therein comprised, and by him defrayed in manner afore- 
said ; and further, to the intent that there be no steye in the setting 
forth of the service to his office appertaining, his Highness' pleasure 
is, that ye defray unto him such moneye as he shall from time to 
time think mete for the expedition thereof, and he is to make 
declaration and accompt thereof quarterly unto the Auditor for 
the time being how the money hath been employed for the King's 
use : Fare you well. Your loving friends," 

E. Somerset. E. Cobbam. T. Wyntworthe. 

F. Haneyngoun. T. Darcy, A. Wyngefelde. 
H. Dorset. J. Bedford. W. Secyle. 
Wm. Wylteshire. 

Greenwiche, Jan. 13, 1550. 

199. From the Lord Protector and Council to the Lord Deputy 
and Council of Ireland : — 

"After our hartie comendacons ; Whereas, the Castle of Bally- 
adame being parcel of the late O'Mores country, is presentlye with 
the rest in the King's Majesty's hands and disposition, and as yet 
remeyneth unserveyede; ye shall understand the King's Majestic, by 
ouradvyce, having inclined to the humble suite of William JarbarJ, 
whose service there hath bene, for longe and jjayneful endurance, 
commended, his Highnes' pleasure is, that ye shall immediatelio pro- 
ceed to the surveying of the castell, with the appurtenances, and there- 

<i 



4 
EJw. VI. 



226 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 upon make a lease thereof unto the said William Jarbard for xsi. 
Edw. TI. yeares accordingly ; thus fare ye hertily well, Westminster, the xxii. 

of July, 1550. 

Your loving frendes, 

E. Somerset. W. Wiltes. Johne Bedforde. 

William Northe. William Petre. Anthony Wyngfelde. 

Membrane 10. 

200. From the Lord Protector and Council to the Lord Deputy 
and Council of Ireland : — 

After our hertie coniendations ; Where we heretofore signefy- 
ing the King's Majesty's pleasure, took ordre that this berrer, 
William Cantwell, his Grace's servant, should receive his dayly 
stipend of xvirf. the day, at your hands there, which, as he saith, you 
have contented and paid unto him accordingly, till now of late, for 
that the thinge was granted in the time of us, the Duke of Somerset, 
then Protector, ye feare it shall not be sufficient warrant unto you 
for allowance of the same in due forme. We do further advertise 
you, therefore, that his Majestye's pleasure is, the pore man shall 
still enjoy the same, until ye receive commandmente from his 
Highness to the contrary : fare ye well, Greenwiche. 

Your loving friends, 

E. Somerset. W. Wiltes. H. Warwycke. 
Bedforde. W. Northe. Cl_\Titon. 

F. Huntunyson. William Petre. 

10th January, 1551. 

Membrane 15. 

201. Release of all actions by Edward Sherlock, merchant, and 
others, whose names are subscribed, to John Thomson and Richard 
Stewnson, owners and captains of the Mary and John, otherwise 
called the Graffyn, for taking goods out of the Nicholas of Water- 
ford, on the 26 April, in the 3° year of the reign. 

Edward Sherlock, merchant. Thomas Sherke. 

Henry Walshe. Peter Strang, 

James Walshe. James Dobin. 

Avg. I, 3°. 

202. Petition of David Fitzmorish, Vicar of Kilbamiedyn, in the 
county of Watcrford, to the King's Commissioners, against T)avid 
Oodie, Donogh Fitzdonnell O'Brien, David Dove O'Taffie, and David 
O'Kellv, of the Lackeniiarre, in the same county, kerns, for " fe- 
loniously stealing out of Kilbamiedyn five oxen, price every of 
them 20s. ; and four mares, price every of them xlji. ; whereof 
part waa handled in the hands of the said David O'Kelly, as ^-our 
complainant is ready to prove ; which oxen and marcs be all kept 



1.55°] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 227 

and detained from j-our complainant, to his damao^e of xs. marks 4 
in money ; whereof he most humbly beseecheth of your wisdomes Edw. VI, 
a remedy for the love of God." 

" For as much as this matter was alredy determyned by wardes- 
men, chosen b}' the said parties, and confessed by Sir Gerald M'Shane 
and others, we order that the Sherif shall see the party restored, 
and that the said Sir Gerald, and all other the King's subjects, shall 
be assistant to him." 

Robert Uyllon, Attorney. 
William Cowley, Surveyor. 

Jvly 20, 3°. 

203. Commission for gaol delivery ; cancelled. 

204. Similar commission ; cancelled. 

Membrane 18. 

205. Commission for gaol delivery in the county of Kildare, 
directed to Sir Thomas Cusake, Chancellor ; Sir Roland Eustace, of 
Baltynglas ; Sir Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice of the Pleas ; Sir 
William Brabazon, knight, Treasurer at War ; Sir Thomas Luttrell, 
Chief Justice ; James Bath, Chief Baron of the Exchequer ; Sir 
Patrick Bamewall, Master of the Rolls ; Sir John Alen. Chancellor 
of the Green Wax of the Exchequer ; Thomas Howth, of Saint 
Laurence, Second Justice of the Chief Place ; Walter KerduiF, Second 
Justice of the Common Bench; Sir Patrick White, Second Baron 
of the Exchequer; John Bath, Sergeant-at-Law ; Robert Dillon, 
Attorney-General ; Richard Finglass, Solicitor-General ; James 
Barnwall, of Brymore j Walter Cowley, Surveyor ; and Richard 
Aylmer, of Lions, esq. — Xo date. 

206. Similar commission directed to Sir Thomas Cusake, knight ; 
James Earl of Desmond ; Edward Bishop of Cashel ; Sir Richard 
Butler, Viscount of Mountgarrett ; Edward Baron of Dunboyne, 
and others. County not mentioned. — Xo date. 

207. Similar commission directed to Sir Thomas Cusake, knight ; 
the Archbishop of Dublin, Sir Gerald Aylmer, Thomas Howthe, 
Thomas Lockwood, Walter Kerdiife, Richard de Saint Laurence, 
Thomas Talbote, of Malahide, and others. County not mentioned. 
— No date. 

Membrane 19. 

208. From the Lord Protector and Council of England to the 
Lord Deputy: — 

" After our hartie comendacons unto your good Lordship ; 
Whereas this berer, Thomas lieigham, hath served the King's Ma- 
jestic in soudrie places in the warres, his Highnes' pleasure is, in 
recompens of his true and faithful service, that he shall have a lease 



228 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 in reversion for 21 years, of the lordship of Rathwcir, in Ireland, in 

Edw. VI. lyke manner as it is now hoKlen by John Darcie, for teriue of 

lyffe. and for the accustomed rent, as it hath been heretofore leased ; 

and so we bid you right hertily well to fare." 
Your loving friends, 

E. Somerset. W. Cycill. W. Herbert. 

A. Wingfield. E. Clynton. A. Venavortli. 

W. Wiltes. J. Bedl'ord. 

Westminster the lasL of Decemba; 1550- 

209. From the Lord Protector and Council of England to Sir 
James Croft, knight. Lord Deputy of Ireland : — 

"After our bertie comendacons ; Wliereas, this berer, Kandell 
Brereton, esq., the King's Majesty's servant, hath presently in his 
possession a lease of the manor or lordship of Castletou, of JMoylaghe, 
in the county of Meath, for certain years not yet expired ; his 
Highnes' pleasure is, you shall make to the said Randell Brereton a 
lease in reversion for xxi. yeares of the said manor and lordship, 
■with Somerston and Tiring, parcel of the same, to begin and take 
effect immediately after the exjjiration of the old lease thereof, pay- 
ing the accustomed rent ; and thus we bid you farewell." 
Your loving friends, 

E. Somerset. ^Villiara Paget. William Herbert. 
E. Clynton. J. Bedford. John Gate. 

J. Warwick. A. Winglield. 



Last of Apr U, 1550. 



Membrane 20. 



Edward Bellyngham. 
210. Concordatum by Sir Edward Bellyngiiani, Lord Deputy, 
and Council, whereby they agree that Nicholas Bagnali shall have 
a lease for 21 years, of the college or house of tlie Newry, at a 
rent of i'30 iis. Sd., which, on the occasion of its surrender by 
the late warden and his brethren, was " set in a remote ])art far 
from civil order, and was, from its situation, a j)]ace suitable for 
the service of the King, to ))lant a captain with furniture of men, 
for the reduction of tiioso ru<le and savage (piarters to better rule 
and obedience, much growen in default thereof to all disorder, 
ravyne, and incivilitio ; for as much as the said Niciiolas went 
there to reside amongst savage and wild |)cople, and sitlien liis 
going thither bath been at great costs and charges, and that in nil 
likeliliood through liis occasion and lione.'^t proceedings the iniia- 
bitants of those parts will the sooner incline to civility and obe- 
dience to the King ; and for that it a|)peareth l>y the survey, that 
many of the townlands belonging to the late college be uninanured 
and uniler pasture for cattell ; that there is no tithe of corne, and 
by rea.son of war, clerely waste, witliout manurance or pasturing of 



I550-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 229 

cattell ; ami in tliose jjarts tlie landlords cannot procure tenants 4 

without giving great rewards, and commonly all such as become Edw. VI. 

tenants, are followers to one or other already, which custoniably 

will not depart from them." 

John Alen, Chancellor. G. Aylmcr, Justice. 

James F. B., of Slane. AVilliam Sentloo. 

R. Eustace, Vic. of Baltynglas. Edward, Miden. 

William Brabazon. Jenico, Vic. of G. 

G. Armagh. Edward Basnett. 
John P., Lorde oi K. 

iVov. 24, 3°. 

Membrane 21. 

211. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of England, 
signifying the King's pleasure, that Edward Dowdall should be dis- 
charged from a bond or recognizance, whereby he was bound to pay 
£10 yearly to one Woodwarde, and with which the Priory of 
Downe should be charged. 

E. Somersett. Bedforde. A. Wingfielde. 

W. Wilteshere. J. Ely. R. Ryche, Cane. 

J., Cant. W. Northe. Clynton. 
Chreenvnche, April 20, 1551. 

212. Decreeof the Lord Deputy and Council in favour of Edward 
Dowdall. 

Thomas Cusake, Cancel. R. Bagnall. 

P. Barnewall, Master of the Rolls. W. Brabazon. 
John Travers. 

Dublin, July xxvi., 5°. 

Membrane 22. 

213. Letter of the Lord Deputy and Council, directing John 
Wakeley to have a lease for 21 years of the lands of Bally byrle, the 
Eskermore, Ballycollgen, Richardston, Ballynlea, Ballybaken, Bal- 
lyworen, the Rathe, Dromkit, and Ballygowen, Beallacorre, Balle- 
moren, the Neweton, Clonemeane, Colker, Klrouarne, the Loathe, 
Klonerell, Kyloyshell, Kloremore, and Kylloyne, in the country of 
O'Ffalley, and to have a survey thereof made before the sealing of 
the lease. 

Thoma.3 Cusake, Cancell. Edward Basnet. 

G., Dublin. Thomas Luttrell, Justice. 

Ralphe Bagnall. James Bath, Baron. 

William Brabazon. John Travers. 

P. Barnewall, Master, Rolls. 

Kilmainham, Die. 15, 4°. 



230 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550- 

4 214. Letter from the Lord Protector Somerset and Council iu 

Edw. VI. England to the Lord Deputy and the Coniniissioners appointed for 

leasinj; of his Majesty's lands in Lex and U'Falley, directing them, 

in consideration of tlie service of John Wakcly, to grant him a lease 
for 2 1 years of the farm of the ])arccls in O'Fally, late O'Connors 
country (mentioned in the preceding article), and ordering a survey 
to be made thereof. 

E. Somerset. William Paget. A. WingSeld. 

W. North. John Warwycke. G. Clobham. 

W. Wiltes. 
Westminster, July xxiii., 1550. 

215. Conveyance whereby Stephen, sou of Stephen Dcverouse, 
granted to Nicholas, his son, 12 messuages, 2 mills, and 12 carucatca 
of land in Machyrnynyn, together with the homage and service of 
George le Poer and Matilda, his wife, of one knight's fee in Colpich 
and in Brennaghe ; and the homage and service of John Synache, 
of five carucates of land in Ballyconoroke ; and the homage and 
service of Geofl'ry Colyn, of a half carucate of land ; and the homage 
and service of Ade Fitz-William, of three carucates of land in Bal- 
lyshanechan ; and the homage and service of Philip Dcverouse, of 
one carucate of land in Kyneboldyston ; and the homage and service 
of Nicholas Maunsel, of a half carucate of land in Saint Oly ves ; 
a messuage, 5 carucates of arable land, 20 acres of meadow, fio 
acres of pasture, 60 acres furze, 60 acres of marsh, 60 acres of heath, 
in Ballym'malgyrr and Ballym'engyn ; To hold to the said Nicholas 
and the heirs male of his body ; renuiiuder to Michael Dcverouse, 
son of the said Ste])hen ; remainder to Alexander and his heirs 
jnale ; remainder to William and his heirs male ; remainder to 
Kobert and his heirs male ; remainder to the heirs of tiic said i?tei)hen, 
the grantor. Witnesses, Arnald le Poor, knight. Seneschal of Wex- 
ford ; George le Poer, Maurice do Rupeforte, knight ; Retlniond 
Dcverouse, Widfrau Dcverouse, John, sou of Richard Syuach; 
Nicholas Coul, and many others. — ]fo date. 

Membrane 23. 

216. Conveyance whereby Stephen, son of Stephen Deverouse, 
granted to his son, John, the manor of Ballysycoch, and a carucate 
of land in Myltown, a half carucate of laml in Neweconn, a carncalo 
in Bruncorry, a carucate in Makewillayson, a carucate in llateyson, 
lialf a carucate in Dinj'scour ; and tlio homage and service of John 
Colic of tlie half carucate in Wyddcliston ; and the homage and 
service of Pliilli) Dcverouse of one carucate of Kynb(ddystun ; and 
the homage and service of the son and heir of Joiin WriiMi of a half 
knight's fee in Ccdpyciie ; and tlie liomago and service of GcollVy 
Colvn of the half carucate and mill of Drunicorry ; and 81/. rent out 
(if the mill of ranybrvn ; To hold to the said John, and the heirs 
male of his Iindy : nmaindcr to Nicholas, remainder to Michael, 



i55oJ CHANCERY, IRELAND. 231 

remainder to Alexander, remainder to William, remainder to Robert 4 

Deverouse, with ultimate remainder to the heirs of Stephen, the Edw- VI. 

grantor. Witne.s.ses, David Englis, John Colle, Robert Achkirde, 

John Durann, Walter Deverouse, Thomas Taylloure, and many 
others. Dated at Walyfycoche, Thursday next after the feast of 
Saint Patrick, in the i^th year' of Edward, son of King Edward. 

217. Letter of attorney whereby Stephen, son of Stephen De- 
verouse, appoints Nicholas Coal his attorney, to put Nicholas Deve- 
rouse in possession of the lands in article 215 mentioned. Monday 
next after the feast of Saint Nicholas, the Bishop, a.d. 1327, 1st of 
Edward III. 



Membrane 24. 

218. Letter from the Council of England for passing a lease to 
Thomas Jacob : — 

" To our very loving friends, Sir Anthony Sentleger, knight, the 
King's Majesty's Deputy of Ireland, and to the rest joinged with 
him in comyssion for leasing his Majesty's lands in Lexe and O'Faly, 
give these" — 

" After our hartie comendations — The King's Majesties pleasure, 
by our advice, is, in consideration of the good and faithful service 
done by his true and obedient subject, Thomas Jacob, as well under 
Sir Anthony Sentleger, as under Sir Edward Bellyngham, forthwith 
you make a lease for xxi. yeres unto the said Thomas, his heirs and 
assigns, after the order of leasing his Hishnes' lands among you, and 
after the survey of the same taken, of the manor of Stradballie, 
Frierhowse, and demeanes, with their appurtenances, upon a reason- 
able survey taken by his Majesty's officers." 

Your loving friends, 

E. Somerset. W. Wiltcs. W. Hubert. 
J. Bedford. W. North. E. Northe. 

A. Wyngfeld. 

The Court, July 20, 1550. 

219. From the Lord Protector and Council in England to the Lord 
Deputy of Ireland : — 

" After our hartie comendations unto your good lordship ; 
Whereas letters having been directed unto us, declaring the good 
service of the bearer hereof, Francis Dygby, we related the same 
to the King's Majestie; his liighnes, in respect thereof, and ujjon 
liis humble request, is pleased that you shall make unto him a 
sufficient lease of the demesnes of the late abbey of Kyllbeaghan, 
in the county of Meath, with all such commodities as thereunto belong 
for xxi. yeares, paying the accustomed yearly rent for the same ; 



232 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1550. 

4 provided always, tliat the same bo not prejudicial to his Majesty's 
Edw. VI. forts there ; thus we byde your L. hartily well to fare." 

Your loving friends, 
E. Somerset. E. Clynton. W. Cicyn. 

J. Bedford. A. Wyngfeldc. John Warwycke. 

T. Heyne. W. Wiltes. Thomas Darcye. 

1\. Ryche, Cane. Wm. Harbarde. 

Greenwkhe, Jan. 3, 1550. 

220. Letter from the Lord Protector to the Lord Deputy : — 

" Whereas, it hath plesede the King's Majesty to grant to the 
bearer, Francis Dygby, a lease for xxi. years of the denieasncs of 
the late abbaye of Kylbeaghaue, in the county of Meath, as by 
our general letter addressed to you in that behalf doth appear, 
wliifdi lands, as we be informed, lye upon the borders and in <langerof 
dayly spoilinge ; in respect whereof, it being a meate and good plaoo 
for horsemen to lye on, and doo service j'f the enemies shulde ai>- 
proche ; we have thought good to require }'ou to give him such aide 
of horsemen for the defence thereof as, in your discretion, shall be 
thought most convenient for the better service of his JMajesty, wish- 
ing you to be his favorable good lorde, both herein and in all other his 
reasonable suits by him to be made to you hereafter, ui>on occasion 
wherein you shall do us pleasure ; so we bid you most hertilic well 
to fare." 

Your loving friend, 

E. Somerset. 
Greenwich, Jan. 3. 

221. Similar letter from Lord Warwyche to the Lonl Deputy, in 
favor of Francis Digby, and recommending him to jdace at his 
(Digby's) disposal a sutHcient number of horsemen for his defence. 

Signed, your loving friende, 

J. Warwycke. 
Greenwiche, Jan. 6. 1550. 

222. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of England to 
the Lord Deputy : — 

" Whereas, Edwarde Scntloo, son unto our loving frii nd. Sir John 
Sentloo, bath )iresently there the eapiten.'^bi|ie and enterteighnment 
of one hundred men, which rowme, it may be, that shortly he will 
take means to leave and be dismissed of; this shall be to signify 
unto you the King's Majesty is ]ileased, tliat in case the said Edward 
Scntloo doo leve the said capitenshipe and leadying of those men, 
that tlien ye shall admit and place one Roger ]5reke, servant to 
Sir Williaui IJarbarte Scntloo, who presently hath Uiv governauco 
of other footmen there, in the rowme of the said Eilward Sentloo, 
with the like wages and enterteighnment, so as thereupon the said 



I550-] CHANCEKY, IIIELANIK 233 

Breke forgoo his former charge to some other person by your 4 
assignment. Kdw. VI. 
Your loving friends. 

E. Somersett. W. Peter. Bedforde. 

W. Herlierte. J. Warwycke. E. Northe. 

William, Wilteshir. 

Westminster, July 13, 1550. 

223. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of England to 
the Lord Deputy : — 

" After our righte hertie comendacons ; Whereas, with our advise 
the King's Majestie hath appointed James Walshe to be Constable 
of Dungarvan for term of his life, and as ive understand the jjarson- 
aire of Dungarvan an'd the late house of friers, are now in the King's 
Majesty's hands ; his Highness' pleasure, with our assent, for the 
better victualling and niayntenance of the said James, in that behalf, 
is, that ye cause a survey to be made of the said parsonage and 
house of friers, and, standyng charged with an annual rent according 
to the same survey, thereupon ye do make unto the said James, and 
his assigns, a sufficient lease thereof, under the King's brode seale, 
for term of 31 years ; thus fare you hertoly well." 

Your loving friends, 

Edward Somerset. A. Wyngfelde. Glolhame. (Sic.) 

W. Paget. J. Warwycke. E. Clyntone. 

W. Wilteshir. N. Wotteu. 



-No date. 



Membrane 25. 



224. Letter from Sir AVilliam Harbert to the Lord Deputy, in 
favour of Francis Digby ; recommending him to place at Digby's 
disposal a sufficient number of horsemen, for the defence of the 
abbey of Kylbegane, in terras similar to the letter of the Lord Pro- 
tector. No. 320. 

Signed, your loving frende, 

Will Harberte. 
Gi-eenwiche, Jan. 3, 1550. 

Membrane 26. 

225. Appointment of Sir William Brabazon and Andrew Wise to 
the office of Vice-Treasurer and General Keceiver of the Army j To 
hold for life, with reversion to the survivor. — Jari. 20, 4°. 



Membrane 27. 

226. Resignation of the BLshoprick of Limerick by John, Bishop 
of that See. — April 9, 5°. 



234 PATENT AND CLOSE llOLLS, [1551. 

4 Membrane 30. 

Edw. VL 

227. Will of Nicholas Bcllcwc, of the Weston, be.s3'(Ie the Nail ; 

reciting that by tlecil, dated i4tli Dec, 26° Ihnry VIII., he eiifeofled 
Richard Talboto, of I'libliii, Ulcliard Bellewe, Nicholas Mere, and 
Davie Bryce, of Dublin, Malhew Bathe, of Bethelyston, and Nicholas 
Pypparde, Vicar of Clonalan, in ail the lands and tenements which 
he possessed in the ^\ estou besyde the Nail, a waterniill there, the 
lands of Clonicthane, Oldtowne by Clomctliane, Newlande, Kyl- 
niaynan, and possessions in the city of Dublin ; and in Dulecke, 
Kyllystou, Corbal3'e, O'Kebride, Glanluskc, and the Hilton, within 
the parish of Duleke, iu the county of Meath ; the testator, there- 
fore, directs that the feoflecs shall stand seized of a portion of the 
premises, of the value of 20 marks Irish, over and above customs 
and casualties, to the use of his wife Jeuete Talbote, by way of 
jointure, and that the said 20 marks be assigned to her by Ricbarde 
Bellewe ; and if at the time of his death liis wife should bo en 
famille. with a daughter, he directs a provision of Ixxx. marks Irish, 
for her marriage, besides xls. Irish, to cloth and educate her; and 
the feoffees shall be seized of the rest of the lan<ls, after the decease 
of testator's wife, to the use of his heirs male, with remainder to 
Richard Bellewe and his heirs male, witli remainder to the right 
lieirs of Nicholas, the testator. Finally, he directs his executors to 
erect a cha])el of oak before Saint Nicholas, in the parish church of 
the Nail, and furnish a suit of vestments of silk, with the Bellow 

arms thereon embroidered, and a hanging cloth similarly decorated 

July 2 1, 2S° Henry VIJI. 

228. Conveyance whereby John Russell, of ])ublin, mercliant, 
granted to Nicholas Gaydon, ol Duldin, merchant, all his lands and 
tenements in Straffan, and Ardrcs, in the county of Kildare ; To bold 
to the said Nicholas and his heirs, until Russell ])ays to him the sum 
of i.'2o, and the grantor covenants that the said Nicholas " nc his 
" heirs shall accompte ne rekyn no berth, yeldys, costoniys nc ca- 
" sualties that shall fall upon the lands." — By me, .John Russell. 

Witnesses ' "1"''"° ?''b'"«e. Richard West. 

' I Kathcrine West. 

Se2H. 8, 28° Henry VIII. 



5 5 Edwaki) VI. 

K.Uv, VI. 

Memhranr i. 

1. Appointment of Thomas Elyot, of Balruske, in the county of 
Meatii, to the <iHico ami "roome" of Gunner, with a fee of 20'/. a 
day, viz., I2(/. ])er day for iiim.self, anil ^d. per day for a man to 
attend liiin ; To hold for life, with the unual fees, commodities, and 
advantagCB. — A/irU 5, 5°. 



i55i] CHANCERY, lllELAXD. 235 

2. Appointment of Andrew Wyse to the office of Constable of the 5 
Castle of Limorick, together with the King's Island, and the King's Edw. VI. 

fishei-y, called the " Leyx Weyrs ;" To hold during his life, with 

the fee of £10, payable out of the fee-farm of the city of Limerick, 

with all other advantages and emoluments; reciting a previous lease 
to him of the same office, and the fishery of the Lax weirs, for the 
term of his life, which he surrendered. — June 7, 5°. 

3. Appointment of Peter Fourde, clerk, to the office of Comp- 
troller and Surveyor of the Ordinance artificers and workmen, for 
constructing, maintenance, and reparation of the ordnance, artillery, 
and stores, within the Castle of Dublin ; To hold during the term of 
his service there, for the exercise of hia office i2d. per day, pay- 
able monthly June 10, 5°. 

Membrane 2. 

4. Pardon of Johanna Kelly, of Clontorke, in the county of Dublin, 
"spynster," convicted of a felony, the 10th September last, for 
stealing from William Bermingham, a silver cbalice, of the value of 
I IS. — Jan. 28, 5°. 

5. Pardon of John and Walter Sutten, of the county of Wexford, 
idlemen, for fabricating false money. — No date. 

6. Pardon of Richard Butler, of Pollogherye, John Butler, his son, 
Thomas Fitz-Edmond Butler, Thomas Pitz-Philip, John Lynnan, 
Thomas Fitziohnogan, William O'Dowell, James O'Kenedye, Pilchard 
English, John English, Thomas Taylor, and Edward Riogh 
Brenaghe. — Feb. 4, 5°. 

7. Pardon of Andrew Dalton, of Notholvaile, in the county of 
Westmeath, horseman. — Feb. 12, 5°. 

8. Pardon of Sir Walter Browne, of Malrankan, knight, Patrick 
Browne, of the Foreste, son and heir of the aforesaid Walter, and 
Thomas Rowceton, of Rathmakue, esq — Feb. 13, 5°. 

9. Pardon of Mathew O'Thuhall, kern. — Feb. 15, 5°. 

10. Pardon of Conall O'Mora, horseman ; Maurice M'Cearwaill 

M'A'Voye, in the county of Leix, kerne. — Feb. 22, 5°. 

11. Pardon of Patrick Meyller, of Doncormycke, gent.; James 
Roe Brechnagh, of the same, kern ; John M'Teyge, of Rathgcrroke, 
kern; Laurence Nevell, of Clonemyn, gent.; Robert Nevell, son of 
the said Laurence, Edward O'Kelly, of Clonemyn, gent.; and Mathew 
O'Kelly, of the same, kern ; Patrick Synuote, of Kylteveran, and 
James Roche, son of Richard Roche, kern. — Feb. lo, 5°. 



236 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 12. Pardon of Patrick 0"Moroglio, of Gawran, in tlic connty of 

Edw. VI. Kilkenny, merchant. — March 25, 5°. 

13. Pardon of Dolvagli M'Sliane O'Byrnc, of Bally varc, in the 
county of Carlow, horseman; John Bane M'Tlionias M'Dennode, of 
tlie same, Peter M'Thomas Coinerforcde, of Ballyvnrra, Nicholas 
O'Lalor, of Clonemore, kern; Cornelius M'WiUiam O'Dwyre, of 
Cashell, in the county of Tippcrary, cari)enler. — Feb. 15, 5°. 

14. Panlon of Henry Dowdall, of Ballniaskanlan, in the county of 
Louth, gent.; Eilward O'Carrwoll, of the same, hor.reman; and Morier- 
tagheO'Sedegan, of Cookeston, same county, horseboy. — April 15, 5°. 

15. Pardon of Robert Fitz-Moryi-ho Fitz-Edmond, of Jfoneny- 
doye, in the county of Waterfurd, Nicludas and John Fitz-Moryslie, 
of the same. gent. ; William Fitz-Robert More, of Ilanokene, horse- 
man; Cormick Roo M'Carye, idloman; Peter Leyghe Fitz-Nicholas 
Power, horseman ; Shane Ballagli Fitz-Moryshe, of Ballyvally, 
horseboy; Edward Dufie Fitz-Nichola.s Power, idleman ; Joiiii Fitz- 
Williani, kern; A\'illi,im Fitz-Davyo, of CnllennaL:li, kern ; Waller 
Boye Fitz-John Fitz-Williain, kern ; and John Fitz-William Fitz- 
Robert Power, idleman. — April 16, 5°. 



16. Pardon of Maurice Walshe, son of William Walshe, formerly 
of Tcagh Crotham, in the county of Mcath, and William O'Fcaraill, 
his servant. — Feb. 12, 5°. 

1 7 . Pardon of Donald O'Moore, Edward O'Connell, David M'Neyll, 
Thadcus M'Donnoghe, Patrick M'Owon, Dermot M'Gillephadrycke, 
and Mortagh M'Gillephadrycke, his brother, of Lex. — Feb. 27, 5°. 

Memhrane 3. 

18. Pardon of Henry M'Sharron O'Ryan, of Ballyrickyn, horseman; 
Fergananj'm M'Sharron, of the same, horseman ; David M'Sharron 
rioghe (grey) O'Rian, of Pollogb, horseman ; John M'l'onell, of lialles- 
hanboye, horseman; Henry M'Donell, of the same, horseman; Terence 
O'Byrnc, of Dunferte, kerne ; Walter Vale, of Seskyn, horseman ; 
.Tolin O'Dowdj'e, of Lys.^iieinenagh, Edward O'Dowdye, of the same, 
William O'l)owdye, of the same, husbandman ; Michael Prenderca.o, 
of Ballyfenxdie, kern ; Patrick Bolger, of Oldcourte " Lecho," John 
Duile .M'Donnoghe M'llcnry ])ale, of Aagli.saggerte, kern; ]>onald 
Dufle M'Edmond, of Garrangarreve, horseman ; Robert Nevill, of 
Clomyne, horseman; and Geralil JPShanc Oge, of ileshell. — A'» ihitr. 

10- Panloii of Henry Walshe, of Lytic Grange, James Tyrrell, 
of Kerrenston, Thomas Corbctt, of KyllokjMi, and Nicholas Dalt'in, of 
Dundoncll, in the county of Westnicuth. — July 2, ,^°. 

20. Piirdon of Sir Eduard Biillcr, knight. Baron of Dnnboyne ; 



1551.] CHANCERY, lUELAND. 237 

RicliarJ rioglie (grey) Butler, of Brittas, liorseinan; Thomas Fitz- 5 

EJward, of Kylteyriiau, liorseman ; Peter Ower Saint John, of the Edw. VI. 

same, footman ; William Butler, of Kyllo.stye, horseman ; Richard 

Meagher, of Ballylo.skye, footman ; Donald Meagher, of the .same, 
footman ; Cornelius Charan and Thomas Charan, hoth of Boretston, 
footmen. — May 13, 5°. 

21. Pardon of Henry O'Noyll, sou of Phelim roe (red) O'Neyll. — 
May 24, 5°. 

22. Pardon of Gregory Tudall, alias Gregory Tweddell, late of 
Dublin, yeoman. — May 18, 5°. 

23. Pardon of Patrick Russell, of Seaton, in the county of 
Dublin, gent.; Thomas Wycombe, of Dreyname, alias Thomas 
W^ycombe, Sheriff of the Co. Dublin, and Bartholmew Russell, of 
Feltryme, Clerk of the Crown — May 13, 5°. 

24. Pardon of Patrick Everard, of Clonegall, gent. ; Patrick 
Bt'dlowe, Vicar of Clonekyne ; Redmond Ledvyclie, of Dunaghpat- 
rycke, chaplain ; and Nicholas Mann, of Novan, yeoman ; for having 
alienated 9 metssuages and 160 acres, with their appurtenances in 
Hayeston, held of the manor of Ardmulghan, in the county of Meath, 
without the licence of the Crown. — April 16, 5°. 

25. Pardon of Robert Barnewall, of Dublin, gent. ; Marcus 
Barnewall, of Loughgorne, gent., and Anne Plunket, his wife ; 
Thomas Fitzsynions, of Swordes, gent. ; W^illiam Calfe, of Mucclone, 
gent. ; Andrew Leynaghe, of Clonarde, chaplain ; Thomas Bocuin, 
Rector of Bewl^-e ; Tiiomas Plunket, of Napton, gent. ; Richard 
Wyle, of Knockmark, gent. ; and John Reede, of little Leghgoure, 
husbandman. — May 29, 5°. 

26. Licence for Peter Dalton, of Glascarne, to marry Katheriue 
Fitz-Geralde, widow of John Tute, late of Sonnaghe, gent., deceased. 
—Feb. 13, 5° 

Membrane 4. 

27. Presentation of Nicholas O'Becan, chaplain, to the rectory of 
St. Bargham, of Clonechest, in the diocese of Kildare, in the presen- 
tation of the Crown, in full right. — A"o date. 

28. Presentation of John Ryan to the vicarage of the Cathedral 
of Emly, and of the parish church of Cullen, vacant and belonging 
to the Crown, in full right, because Dermot 0"Cahell and Rory 
O'HyfFeruau, the late incumbents, were Irishmen. — Feb. 15, 5°. 

29. Presentation of Henry Kyng to the vicarage of Kilcolmanvan, 
in the diocese of Leighlin, in the presentation of the Crown, in full 
right. — No date. 



238 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 30. Presentation of tlie Rev. Thomas Dowflall to the vicarage of 
Edw. VI. Moyane, in the diocese of Leighliii, in the presentation of the Crown, 
in full right.— 1 ;>;•(/ 8, 5°. 

31. Presentation of Robert O'Dwyne to the vicarage of St. 
Patrick, of Norragh, in the diocese of Dublin, in the presentation of 
the Crown, in full right. — June 3, 5°. 

32. Presentation of the Rev. Patricl; Moore to the vicarage of 
Tyinoke, in the diocese of Leghliii, in the presentation of the Crown, 
in full right : "with a provision for training up the youth in virtuous 
learning, according to the King's instructions." — Ftb. 18, 5°. 

33. Presentation of John Hande to the vicarage of St. Katherine 
the Virgin, in the suburbs of the city of Dublin, in the diocese of 
Dublin, in the presentation of the Crown, in full right — Fth. 4, 5°. 

"Provided always that the said John or his clerk shall teach 
the Scriptures, from time to time, to all the children in his care, 
according to the King's orders, under pain of forfeiture." 

34. Presentation of William Haye to the vicarage of St. Michael 
the Archangel, of Dunferte, in the diocese of Ossory, and county of 
Kilkenny, vacant by the death of James Doncll the last vicar, and 
in the presentation of the Crown, " pro hac vice." — June 3, 5°. 

35. Grant of English liberty to Patrick More, chaplain. — Feb. 
16, 5°- 

36. Like grant to Nicholas O'Becan, chaplain. — Same dale. 

37. Like grant to Richard, Deruiot, John, and Phillip Kahyll. — 
July 15, 5°. 

38. Like grant to Donald O'Hyke, of Twokunyn, horseman. — 
July 17, 5°- 

39. Like grant to Morgan M'Oliver O'Morrow, of Wexford, mer- 
chant. — July 25, 5°. 

40. Like grant to Elizabeth O'Connor, daughter of Bernard 
O'Connor, wife of Bernard M'Gyllephadrycke, Baron of Upper 
Oaaory.— July 25, 5°. 

41. Like grant to James O'Brene, of Tobber, iii the county of 
Wexford, gent. — July 26, 5°. 

42. Like grant to Patrick Flaye, Nichola.s Fla\'e, and James 
Morfye. — July 27, 5°. 

43. Like grant to Egidic M'Carhe, daughter of Comiac Ogc, and 
wife of Edward Butler, Baron of Dunboyne July 27, 5°. 



I55I.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 239 

44. Like grant to John O'Hely, Sacristan of Dyserte. — July 5 

23. 5°- Edw. VI. 
Membrane 5. 

45. Pardon of Patrick Russell, of Seaton, in the county of 
Dublin, Thomas Wycombe, of Drynani, vicar ; and Bartholomew 

Russell, of Feltrym, gent.. Clerk of the Crown of the Chief Place 

'^1(1 y i3>5°- 

46. Pardon of Sir Edward Butler, knight, Baron of Dunbovn ; 
Richard Riogh Butler, of Brittas, horseman ; Thomas Fitz-Edward, 
of Kylteynan, horseman ; Peter Owere St. John, of the same, foot- 
man ; and William Butler, of Kylloftye. — Matj 20, 5°. 

47. Pardou of Nicholas M'Richard M'Edmond Fitz-Gerald, of 
Brytton, in the county of Kildare j Lowe M'Donell M'Keygho, and 
Walter WuUok, both of the same place, kerns ; for having stolen 4 
cows, the property of Molmore Rowe, of Bowlybege, provided due 
restoration be made. — Feb. 1 2, 5°. 

48. Pardon of John Sutton and others, in the county of Wexford, 
and David Coskoro, otherwise M'Hee, of Tsvowym June 11, 5°. 

49. Leave of absence for 2 years to Bartholomew Russell, of Fel- 
trym, in the county of Dublin, gent., Clerk of the Crown, Clerk of 
the Pleas, and Keeper of the Writs and Rolls of the chief place, 
to perfect himself in the duties of his office, with liberty to appoint 
a deputy during his ab.sence May 15, 5°. 

50. Grant to John Goldsmyth, gent., in consideration of a fine of 
£30 Irish, of the wardship and marriage of William Nugent, son and 
heir of Theobald Nugent, late of Newhaggarde. — Same date. 

51. Grant to Henry Draycote, Chief Remembrancer of the Ex- 
chequer, in consideration of his labour and diligence in searchinc the 
Rolls and Records of the Exchequer, to ascertain the tenure of the 
lands of Edward Verdon, of Clonmore, in the county of Louth, and 
of other tenants vfithin the kingdom ; and in consideration of a fine 
of £21 15s. 4(/. Irish, grant of the wardship and marriage of Patrick 
Verdon, cousin and heir of the late Edward Verdon. — Feb. 12, 5°, 

Membrane 6. 

52. Licence to John Parker, of Holmep.atrick, to alienate to Paul 
Torner, of Wexford, merchant, a tenement in the occupation of 
Thomas St. John, a tenement occupied by Philip M'Teic^e • 3 
tenements in the occupation of Connor O'Muldowne, John Roche 
and Gerald Roche ; 2 small tenements and another tenement 
in the occupation of John Alen ; i tenement in the occupation 
of William St. John; i tenement in the occupation of Alice Browne 
lying within the walls of Wexford ; Grange, i messuage and 60 
acres pasture and meadow ; Rathmore, i messuage 1 1 acres ; Black- 



240 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 liall, I messuage 1 1 acres ; Carge, alias Caryoke, 2 acres ; Ncwebaa, 
Edw. VI. I castle and 60 acres ; Islieriiau, otherwise culleil Sharpnian, i nies- 
Euage 7 acres ; St. Margarcte, i messuage, 1 acre pasture, 1 acre mea- 
dow ; Kylmakree, alias Kilnioclirye, i messuage 7 acres; Killeaii, 
2 small tenements, i garden ; Ballyla, 60 acres ; Ardkevain, 1 mes- 
suage 7 acres; Kyllure, 40 acres; Stakyll, otherwise called Takyllen, 
I messuage 2 acres ; Slane, 2 acres ; Balldwynstoii, i messuage 40 
acres ; Kyllusk, alias K^'Uiske, 2 acres ; Killmalloge, alias Kill- 
mollgge, 2 acres; St Nicholas, 2 acres ; Killyle, 2 acres; the manor 
or house of Ballereh'cke, alias Ballyrej'ly ; Kysliagh liege, aud 
Kyslaghniore, i messuage 55 acres ; Aleneston, alias Alyston, i 
messuage 140 acres; Groclogge, called Graclogge, i messuage 14 
acres ; and to alienate to James Deverous, of Wexford, merchant, 
the abbey or religious house of Selsker, in the county of Wexford, 
with all the lands, tenements, houses, edifices, granges, gardens, 
orchards, within the site, ambit, and circuit of the same; i bake- 
house, 2 acres meadow, now occupied by William Kena; i tenement 
occupied by Katherinc Spinter; i tenement occupied by Walter 
Sutton ; 3 tenements, occupied by Patrick Sutton, John Hardens, 
and RosieDonogho ; i tenement occupied by Thomas Alen ; 2 waste 
tenements, near the great gate of the monastery, all which lie within 
and without the walls of Wexfnrd ; and i messuage 40 acres iu 
Churchton of Saint Ivores. — A'o date. 

53. Licence for Anthony Sent Lcger, of Ulconibe, Robert Sent 
Leger, of Catherlogh, esq., Edwanl Staple, Bishop of Meatli, and 
Simon Gefl'ree, of Dublin, dork, to alienate to Richard Aylnier, of 
Lyons, the manor of Kyll, in the county of Kildare, with all its 
rights, members, and a|>purteuanccs, 6 messuages 1 1 cottages ; 93I 
acres in Kyll ; Artwcll, called Artcwell, i small castle and 60 acres 
pasture and 7 acres meadow, lying lietwecn Paincston, and Alcsteye ; 
Arteriston, alias Arthurston, i castle, 5 messuages, 100 acres pas- 
ture, 4 acres meadow; Nicliolston, alias Nialleston, 66 acres; 
Ballybrogg, alias Ballybroygge, 1 castle, 12 acres ; Artesland, alias 
Arthursland, 18 acres and 200 acres jiasture in the said Manor, 
and 2S. chief rent annually out of Banmraghe ; Alislon, alias 
Aloneston, 40 acres pasture, 4 acres wood ; To hold to said Richard 
Aylmer, his heirs, and assigns for ever — April 19, 5°. 

Memhrane 7. 

54. Livery of the po.ssessions of Rosie Wodlocke to Bartholotiiew 
Dillon, of Kippoke, esquire, son ami heir of Peter Dillon, of Llar- 
barteston, son ami heir o( said Rosie, in consideration of a line of 
20 marks Irish. — F'b. 18, 5°. 

Memhrane 8. 

55. Livery of the possessions of Arthur O'Tlioole to Luke, alias 
Fyigho Thoole, of Castlekevon, gent., son and heir of said Arthur, 
for a fine of 20s. Irish. — Same dale. 



I55I-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 241 

56. Presentation of the Rev. Donald Ryan to the prebend of Lattyn, J 

to which the vicarage is annexed, in the diocese of Emly, vacant, Eihv. VI. 

and in the presentation of the Crown, because Malachy O'Dwlla, 

the late incumbent, is an Irishman. — Same date. 

57. Presentation of the Rev. Thomas Merson to the vicarage of 
Darleyston, in the county of Kilkenny, in the donation of the Kino-. 
—2Iay 8, 5°. 

58. Pardon of William Sexxe, of Bolyke, constable of the county 
of Tipperary ; Donald O'Hollaghan, of the same county, kern ; 
William Redniend, of Clonemore, husbandman ; Edward Power, of 
Burnclmrch, county of Kilkenny, horseboy; and Edward Lander, of 
the same place. — Jidy 1 5, 5°. 

59. Pardon of Thomas Power, of Corraghmore, gent. ; Edward 
Power, of the same, kern ; Edward Pitz-Robert Pitz-John Power, 
of Ballygoun; Nicholas Roo Fitz-Derbye D 11 fte Fitz-Morishe O'Fallam, 
of Mouenolarge ; John boy M'Edmond Baceagh M'Uadenken, of 
Rayuee, kern ; William Lonfye, of Culfyn ; Richard Fitzpatrick 
Dalton, of Bryan ner; and Edward M'Donogho, of Coraghmore, 
horseman. — July 16, 5°. 

60. Pardon of Gerald Fitz-Piers Fitz-Gerald, and William Fitz- 
Gerqjd, horseman. — Jidy 22, 5°. 

61. Pardon of David Roche, son of Lord Roche ; Richard 
Noghlaye, of Moyueanyinne, gent. ; David Noghlaye, of the horse- 
men ; Donat M'David O'Henassa, Richard BI'David Henassa, 
Tiiomas oge O'Henassa, Brian M'Shane Henassa, David M'Thomas 
Henassa, David M'Philip Henassa, Edward bane Roche, James 
Roche M'Barrye, of Ballyricharde, horseman ; Cosnay M'Clanaghe, 
of Ballyno ; William Synan, of Dwyueraill, gent., brother of Edward 
Synan ; Donat M'Thomas Henassa, horseman ; Philip Magner, 
David Ryavagh, Peccorde Roche, Phillip M'Thomas Henassa, Brian 
M'Thomas Henassa, Richard M'Tibbode Roche, William M'Tibbode 
Roche, John oge M'Edmond Roche, William Manutagh O'Henassaye, 
John O'Currie O'Henassaye, Brian Conlye O'Connor, Cornelius 
M'Coyne M'Awlaye, Dermot Aghbeuna, Philip M'David oge 
O'Henassy, and David oge O'Henassa, kerns — July 22, 5°. 

62. Pardon of Sir JIaurice Fitz-Gerald Licagh, knight ; Richard 
Aylmer, of Lyons, esquire ; Walter Pypparde, of Kilkaye, gent, j 
and Patrick Sherlocke, of Dengen, gent., for causing the death of 
Donoke O'Dempsye, Donald Meyll Lysaghe Bower, and William 
O'Derren. — July 18, 5°. 

Membrane 9. 

63. Pardon of Owen Geare O'Morogho, son of Lord O'Morogho, 
attainted, alias One Geare O'Morogho, of Deugenmore, in the country 

R. 



242 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

S of the O'jroroglioes, horseman ; Onen Moill M'Mellaghiii, of the 
Edw. VI. same, kern ; auJ Uorald M'DaviJ Carragh, of the same, kern. — 
Ju'i/ 24, 5°. 

64. Pardon of Tha<leus O'Dwen, of Clone, in the Bremjmghanis 
country, kern Juli/ 10, 5°. 

65. Pardon of Molmore O'Hennons, of the county of Kildare, 
horseman; and James O'Hennons, of the same, kern.— /«/y 28, 5°. 

66. Pardon of Edward M'Eicharde, of the Dempsies. — A ng. lo, 5°. 

67. Pardon of Dermot Corgayne, alias Derby Corgan, of Sliane- 
morcston, in the county of Kilkenny, husbandman ; and John 
M'Kyssyne, husbandman. — July 28, 5°. 

68. Pardon of Terence M'Edniond O'Byrnc, Richard M'Nicholas 
O'Byrnc, Gerald M'Tcyge O'Byrue, Nicholas M'One O'Byrne, Gerald 
M'Morgho and Edward M'One, of Ballerogan and Kilbryde, in the 
county of Dublin, kerns. — Aug. i, 5°. 

69. Pardon of Arthur Moore JI'Tcyge M'Bran, of Carycknialkin, 
in the county of Dublin, horseman ; Richard Power, of Cookestnn, in 
the same county, kern; Philip M'Gillepatricke O'Thoolo, kern; Wil- 
liam Kelly, of Powerscote, husbamlman ; Eihvard Dufle, of Killegor, 
kern ; Donat M'Shanc, of Mayl), kern ; and Donat uy Glan M'Hone 
Roo, of Ferf|Uolleu, iu tlie county of Dublin. — Same date. 

70. Pardon of Alexander M'Gillepatricke, son of Ran^-U boy 
M'Yonyll ; Terence M'One Meyll MacAlexander ; Dowaltagh 
M'Tyrrelagh Grome M'Alexander; and Fergenaght M'Alexauder, 
of the North, gentlemen. — 28th July, 5°. 

71. Grant of English liberty to Richard, Dermot, John, and Philip 
Caliell. — No dale. 

72. Grant of English liberty to Donnogh Mora, Vicar of Killessyn, 
in the county of Carlow. — Jtdy 24, 5°. 

73. Presentation of the Rev. William O'Hurlcy to the rectory of 
Cronic, in the diocese of Limerick, in the presentation of the King, 
in full right. — July 14, 5°. 

7 4. Presentation of Melchior Butler to the prebend of Kylbnccan 
and the vicarage of Creagr.ivrye, in tiie diocoso of Waterford, in 
the donation of the King. — July 7, f,°. 

75. Presentation of John Ilelly, chaplain, to the vicarage of St. 
Nicho)a.s of Atliure, in the diocese of Limerick, in the donation of the 
King — Jxdy 17, 5°* 



I55I.J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 243 

76. Presentation of Patrick Talbote, clerk, to the vicarage of 5 
Norraghe, in the diocese of Dublin.. — July 20, 5°. Edw. VI. 

77. Presentation of Redmond Shethe to the vicarage of the Holy 
Trinity, of Donmore, in the diocese of Ossory, "sede vacante." — Same 
date. 

78. Presentation of Milanus M'Faughney to the vicarage of 
Glynessen, in the diocese of Leighlin. — July 20, 5°. 

79. Presentation of Nicholas Madewell to the vicarage of Won- 
naght, in the diocese of Ossory, "sede vacante." — July 22, 5°. 

80. Confirmation of William Hay in the vicarage of St. Michael 
the Archangel, of Donferte, in the diocese of Ossory, to which he 
had been previously presented by the King. — No date. 

Membrane 10. 

81. Appointment of Richard Plunkett, of Newhouse, to the office 
or place of Chief Sarjeant in the county of Louth ; To hold during 
pleasure .... [date iller/ih!e]. 

82. Appointment of George Karye, gent., to the office of Marshall 
of the King's Courts ; To hold during pleasure. — Jvly 17, 5°. 

83. Appointment of Patrick Moole and John Quatermas to the 
office of Second Remembrancer of the Exchequer, with power to 
appoint a deputy ; To hold during pleasure. — Jtdy 20, 5°. 

84. Appointment of James B.arnewall, of Brymore, to the office 
of Justice of the liberties, franchises, and privileges of the county 
of Wexford ; To hold during pleasure. — July 21, 5°. 

85. Appointment of John Bathe, of Ardcarne, to the office of 
Solicitor-General ; To hold during pleasure ; vice Patrick Barne- 
wall, of Gracedieu. — July 23, 5°. 

86. Appointment of Richard Finglass, of Westpelleston, to the 
office of Principal or Chief Solicitor ; To hold during pleasure, with 
an annual fee of £10, Irish. — July 26, 5°. 

Membrane 11. 

87. Appointment of Edward Caddell, gent., to the office of Tran- 
scriber of the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure, with power of 
appointing a deputy. — July 25, 5°. 

88. Appointment of Walter Goldinge, of the Grange of Portmer- 
noke, in thecounty of Dubliu,to the office of Summonister of the Court 
of Exchequer, with power to appoint a deputy ; To hold during 
pleasure.— -t/i(?y 6, 5°. 

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244 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

S 89. Appoiiitiiiont of Wiiltor Goldiniro, to the office of Chief Soijoaiit 

Edw. VI. of ti,g county of Dublin, with power to appoint a deputy ; To hold 
iluring pleasure, vice Richard Savadge — Jiili/ 6, 5°. 

90. Appointment of John Goldsmith, gent., to the office of Ganger 
antl Searcher in tlie port of the city of Cork and town of Kinsale, 
and all the port? and creeks thereto belonging, with power to aj'puint 
deputies; To hold during pleasure. — Jii/;/ 6, 5°. 

91. Nomination of the Rev. William Casyc to the bishoprick of 
Limerick, upon the resignation of John Coyn, clerk ; at the request 
of the Earl of Desmond. — fSame date. 

Membrane 12. 

92. Cong6 d'elire to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral 
of Lisniore and Watcrford, to elect a bishop, on the resignation of 
Nicholas Comyn. — Jiili/ 24, 5°. 

93. Consecration of Patrick Walshe, clerk, Bishop of Lismore and 
Watcrford. — Ain/iisl 4, 5°. 

94. Restitution of the Temporalities — Aiiff. 12, 5°. 

95. Grant to Patrick Walshe, Bishop of Lismore and Watcrford, 
annexing the ileanery of Watcrfonl and the rectory of Aghcr, to 
his bishoprick for his life. — iSame date. 

Membrane 13. 

96. Apj)ointment of Sir James Croftes, knt., to the office of 
])eputy of Ireland ; To hold during pleasure, with an annual fee of 
£1,000. — April 29, 5°. 

3fi itibniiir I 4. 

97. Pardon of Hugh M'Mahon, Captain of Dartary, Collo 
M'Mahon, his eon, Rosse M'Mahon, Tholle boy iM'Jlahon, and 
Patrick M'Mahon.— OWo/«v 4, 5°. 



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98. Parilon of Williani I'liwcll, of Dublin, .--olcller. — October 2, 5 

99. Pardoii of John Whyte, of Balregan, in the county of Louth, 
alias John W'liytc of Castleton, near Dundalke, horseman; Doiuild 
Bane M'Kendl, of Shorteston, and Patrick O'llanlon, of O'Kyer, 
horseman. — Aug. 27, 5''. 

100. Pardon of Kathcrlne (jernon, wife of Henry Dowc<lnll, of 
BiiUinaHcanlane, gent., and daughter of JanicH (ii'rnone, of Killin- 
cosvlc, knt., for the murder of Elizabeth or Isabell Nycuan, late of 
Carlingford. — Sept. 13, 5''. 



I55I ] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 245 

loi. Pardon of Hubert M'Firr, of Ballybrennagh, in Llrone, kern; 1; 

Corke M'Hugli Mack Phillipe, of the same, kern; ami Arthur Edw. VI. 

M'orillipatrike M'Donoghe boy Kyn.shillaughe, of the same, kern. — 

Sept. 22, 5°. 

102. Pardon of Patrick Sherloke, of Castlegesholl, in OfTayllc, 
gent., alias Patrick Sherlocke, of I)eni;hene, in Ofialle, captain; 
Maurice M'Shane, Brian MShaue, Edward M'Jauies, Derraot 
MJames, Donat M'Janaes, Donat O'Heyllane, Charles Riaghe 
Moilor M'Shane, William O'DuUane, William M'Morghe, William 
Moryertaghe, Maurice H'Hone, Thadeus M'Hone, Nolan M'Moryer- 
taglie, Molmore M'Ignowde, Maurice MRobene, Owen O'Donne, 
Phelenie M'Teige, Charles M'Hee, Corniac O'Dowerine, and William 
M'Edmond, of Oflalle, husbandmen and kerns. — Aug. 28, 5°. 

103. Pardon of Joseph Lonerogane, yeoman, for the murder of 
Donat O'Lube. — July 27, 5°. 

104. Pardon of Donald O'Dulene, of Lex, kern. — Aug. 17, 5°. 

105. Pardon of William FitzGerrot, of Beolaye, horseman; Chon- 
cher O'Dyoray, of Garreglass, keru; Tirellaghe O'Kelly, of Lex, kern; 
and David U'Horegane, of Lex, keru. — Aug. 17, 5°. 

106. Presentation of David Cowper, Master of Arts, to the rectory 
of Callan, in the diocese of Ossory, in the presentation of the Crown, 
"pleno jure." — Aug. 20, 5°. 

Membrane 15. 

107. Presentation of David Nangyl, to the vicarage of Kilwra- 
derane, directed to tlie Bishop of Limerick. — Aug. 22, 5°. 

108. Presentation of .John Maryman, to the prebend of Clone- 
fegheuaa in the diocese of Armagh, "sede vacaute." — Sejjt. 21, 5°. 

109. License to George, Archbishop of Dublin, with the consent 
of the Chapter of the Church of the Holy Trinity, to alienate and 
grant to John Challener, gent., his heirs and assigns, in fee farm, 
the Island of Lambay, and all its appurtenances, with the castle and 
lands, courts leet, and view of franc pledge, at a rent of £6 13s. 4.d., 
Irish; provided he erect a harbour within six years, and a village 
for shelter and refuge of the fishermen. — Same date. 

no. Confirmation of Donat O'Kelle, chaplain, in the vicarage of 
Kyllalaghten and sacristy of Cluanstutua O'Mane, of the order of 
St. Augustin, in the diocese of Clonfert, with 3 cartrons of Oughre, 
2 cartrons of Donlo, cartron Tuayencatry, and cartron Kyllermine, 
2 cartrons of Lykenyne, cartron Killeghmore, 2 cartrons of Balle- 
mabel, and cartron of Clonukcalles, to which he had been presented 



246 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 by Leo, Bishop of Rome, l)y bulls, which he voluntarily surrcndere(L 
Edw.VI, — Ang. II, 5°. 

III. Confirmation of Cornelius O'Kelle in the vicarage of Ty- 
niookonyll, and 3 cartrons of Ballyvolshenagh, to which ho had been 
collated by Roland, Bishop of Cloufert; but which letters of collation 
he had voluntarily surrendered — Auf/. 10, 5°. 

Membrane 16. 

II J. Appointment of Edwai'd Sutton, gent., to the office of Sur- 
veyor General of Ireland, with power of appointing deputies ; To 
hold during pleasure, in as am))lc a manner as Walter Cowley, gent., 
held that oflSce, with a salary of £100. 

113. Grant of English liberty to John O'Keregane Aug. 28, 5°. 

Membrane 17. 

114. Pardon of Moryertagh Lyeghe O'Morogho, of Cowloneboy, 
gent.; Moryertagh Carraglie O'Morogho, of Bolciiiorc, in the county 
of Wexford; Ercviu Roo O'Morogho, of Kylluske; Morogho O'Morgho, 
of Ballenclashe; Bygo iMorogho Kcogh O'Morogho, of Tullakcnan, 
kern; Donatus M'Tlionias Oge, of Ballyhoben, horseman ; Moroghe 
ONeyll, of Ballyhow, kern ; William Duflc MTlielein, of Slicay- 
gleygh,kern;Fcrgananym JI'Dermote, of Garry warron, kern; Arthur 
M'Dcrmot, of the same, kern; Leyghe M'Phelem, of the same, kern; 
Thadeus Leyghe M'Rosse, of Ballero, kern; Gerald Roo M'Donogho, 
of Cowleneboy; Fergananyni Dufl'e M'Uunogho, of Clonaniore, kern; 
and Robert Hassaue, of Saint Margetts, shoemaker — Xov. 2, 5°. 

115. Pardon of Terence M'Phelyn boye Lessagh i\I-D(inell, of 
Kyllnemannagh; Terence M'llugh M'Glasuey, of Ballcneshray; 
Thadeus M'Dcrmot, of Collynkyue; and Donatus Glasc, of BaUe- 
tarsne, kern, — Nov. 2, 5°. 

116. Pardon of Arthur ne Kyllo O'Morogho, of Garrymore, son 
of Morogho William FitzDermot boy O'Morogho, of Ballcndobonc ; 
Dcrmot M'FeUimy O'Morogho, of Ballenogaro; Moriertagh Roo 
M'Dcrmot y Morogho, of the same; Thadeus M'Phelem y Morogho, 
of Garredulfe; M<jrogho M'Plielem y Morogho, of Ballinedas.sc; 
Terence M'Phelem y Morogho, of the same ; James Jl'Phclem y 
Moroi'ho, of Garremore; Morierlagh M'Donnogho y Morogho, of 
BallcvaKleii; Cormac M'l'lielcm y Moro;;li<i, of the same; William Boo 
M'E<lmond O'llarry y Morogho, of Ballenhaskc; Rosso M'Caher y 
Moroghe, of Eriche ; Tlia<leus y Moro;;ho, of Kylmalloke ; J)oiiatiis 
M'dyllepatricke Roo O'Morogiio, (iillepatricko Roo M'Edmond 
O'Morogho, and Arthur Roo M'Teygc M'Artc, of Fraghto Lea. — 
.Xun. 2, 5°. 



I55I.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 247 

117. Pardon of Richard, John, and Thomas Keatynge, MoriertagU 5 
oge M'Donnogho Cavannagh, Maurice M'Derniote, Connoghor Edw. VI. 

M'Dermote, Edward M'Gyllepatricke, Derniot Leagh, E.lward More, 

Edward Duffe, Terence Ryan, Maurice O'Heryn, Lysagh M'Conell, 
Edward Roo Shere boy Bernard Hely, Edward M'Donnogho, Der- 

mot M'Donnogho, Eneas More, Moriertagh O'More, Hugh M'Cole, 
Edward Kyaghe, Donald O'Kelly, Shere M'Teyge, Owen M'Shere, 
Nolan M'Pyers, Fergus M'Wouy, Charles M'Rosse, John M'Gerald, 
Connoghor M'Gillepatricke, Donald O'Melone, James M'Lysagh, 
Patrick M'Edraond, Charles Doran, Maurice Duffe, Ovino M'Shane, 
Arthur M'Dermot Kenshelagh. — iVov. 2, 5°. 

118. Pardon of Molrone M'Donnogho O'Lahee, of Barevchee, 
husbandman ; Patrick M'Shane Ivollorige, of Clogaghe, husband- 
man ; and Walter Fitzmorice Brenagh, of Tobbyrred, in the county 
of Kilkenny — I^ov. 5, 5°. 

119. Pardon of David M'Shynan, horseman; Brian M'Donogho, 
of Ballylaghan, horseman ; Edward M'Donnogho, kern ; Teroleto 
M'Horysh, Fergananyni M'Caher, Edward Duffe M'Gillepatricke 
Roo, horseman ; Donatus M'Dermod M'Keygho, kern ; and Donatus 
M'Horysh. — JVov. 6, 5°. 

1 20. Pardon of Patrick O'Skeally, of Tallonston ; Loghlen O'Hene, 
of Caryckmagrefien, "Bowcher;" and John O'Skeally, of Ardee. — 
J\fov. 13, 5''. 

121. Pardon of Feagh M'Shane M'Phelim O'Thoole, gent. ; Owen 
M'Caher M'Donogho O'Thoole, of Kyllegan ; Donatus Carragh 
M'Edniond M'Glasmye, Edward M'Moriertagh Kyegho, of Kyllne- 
clonagh ; and Richard Ballagh Fitz-William O'Thoole, of Carryg- 
brake, kern, servants of Feaghe M'Shane. — Dec. 10, 5''. 

122. Pardon of Kevan Ferrall, of Moyvrane, in Amale, horse- 
man ; Dermot O'Case, Brian M'Gylglen, and Cashell Gonner, of 
Amale — Bee. 31, 5°. 

123. Pardon of Patrick Cooke, of Bushippescorte, in the county 
of Kilkenny, chaplain, alias Patrick M'Cormycke, of Bushippescorte; 
and Katherine Duffe, of Glashecrom, same, " spynnester." — Same 
date. 

124. Pardon of Fergananym M'Moriertagh Roo, of Clonreymond, 
horseman ; Moriertagh M'Pergananym, his son, and Thadeus 
M'Moriertaghe, kern. — Jati. 14, 5°. 

125. Pardon of M'Con M'Fynen y Dryscoll, of Ballymore ; Dermot 
M'Fynen M'Dryscoll, of the same place, gent. ; Finan M'Gilledufl'e 
y Dryscoll, Finan M'Keaghe y Dryscoll, Donald M'Donogho y 
Dryscoll, Thadeus M'Dermot y Dryscoll, M'Couboye y Dryscoll, 



248 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 Donald Roo y Dryscoll, and Finan M'Doncll M'lly y Dryscoll, of 
Eihv. VI. tbe saino place, kerns. — Dec. 13, 5°. 

126. Pardon of Nicholas Pitz-Riclianl, late of Fontystoii, in the 
county of Kildare, horseman, in consideration of a fine of .£20 Irish, 
for having feloniously stolen i cow of the value 40«., the property 
of Patrick Kyagh M'Laghlen.— Z^fo. 13, 5°. 

127. Grant of English liberty to Rory Nenne y llernan, John 
Mauri, of GliXDConogiior ; Donatus O'Dca, chajdain ; Malachy Dona- 
tus y Dwylle, chaplain ; and Malachy Rerici y Callygan, chaplain. 
— June 22, 5°. 

128. Grant of English liberty to Philip and John Kett. — Jan. 
16, 5°. 

Mcmhrane 18. 

129. Grant of English liberty to Charles Corrcn, alias Tankard, 
and William Corren. — Sept. 28, 5°. 

1 30. Grant of English liberty to David Morra, Clerk and Treasurer 
of the church of Leighliu. — Nov. 2, 5°. 

131. Grant of English liberty to David O'Moresse, Maurice 
O'Helaghan, Thomas O'Comate, and Thadeus O'Leyne, priests, and 
Doraiuick Moresse, layman. — Nov, 9, 5°. 

132. Grant of English liberty to James Yosse, alias Molryge, 
clerk. — Nov. 10, 5°. 

133. Appointment of William Bermingliaiu, of Clonclorkc, to the 
ofiice of Searcher and Ganger of the Ports and Creeks of Wexfonl and 
Ross, with power to appoint deputies ; To hold during pleasure, 
with all fees and profits to the office belonging. — Oct. 4, 5°. 

134. Grant to Donat O'Brene, of the title and dignity of Earl of 
Thomond, which title had been previously granted by letters patent, 
dated at Grenewyche, the ist day of July, the 3f,° Henry Vlll., to 
Maurice O'Brene, for life, with remainder to the said Donat. — Nov. 
7> 5 • 

135. Pardon of Donat O'CIionmir, gent. ; Nicholas O'Moy- 
naglian, clerk ; Ross M'Qiiyn O'Clionnor, Thadru.H M'Casleil, Maurice 
O'llcuncs, Tereieto boyc M'Lease, Thadeus M'PhLJim, \\alter 
O'Doran, Patrick O'lleyry, David O'Kelly, and Brian O'Kelly, 
kerns. — Oct. 20, 5°. 

136. Pardon of John, alias Shano M'Goyn, clerk. — Oct. 17, 5°. 



I55I-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 249 

137. Pardon of David Condon, of Ilorstoi], horseman ; James Con- 5 
don, of the same place, horseman ; Jolni Elagh Fitz-Thomas, horse- Edw. VI. 

man ; Walter Fitz-Edmond Condon, Richard Kouthe Fitz-UUycke 

Oge, William Fitz-Edmond of the Caher, horseman ; Edward boye 
Fitz-Yonge David Condon, kern ; Donold oge O'Floyn, kern ; I'cter 
M'Rye Condon, kern ; Only M'Moroglio Kalchane, and David 
Prothe. — Oc<. 22, 5°. 

138. Pardon of Donald M'Teyge M'Donell, of Kyllette, footman ; 
Thomas M'Teyge M'Donell, footman ; John M'Teyge M'Donell, 
footman ; Walter M'Teyge M'Donell, Nicholas M'Donell M'Teyge, 
Richard M'Donell M'Teyge, Toben M'Waltyer, of Grayge, footman ; 
Robert M'Nicholas M'Donell, of Glayneskeagh, horseman ; John 
M'Nicholas M'Donell, footman ; Donald M'William M'Donell, of 
Clonehe, footman ; Richard Toben M'John, of Seysken, footman ; 
William Toben M'James Ballogh, footman ; William Toben M'Robert 
M'Donell, of Core, footman ; William O'Shee M'Nicholas O'Donell, 
of Glanesky, footman; William Toben M'Robert M'William, of Ky- 
letley, footman ; John O'Shee M'Teyge, of Kylla, footman ; Walter 
O'Morishe, of Garryenrye, footman ; John Rowe Toben M'Waltyer, 
of Grange, footman ; Adam Toben M'Richard, of Castellshane, foot- 
man ; John Toben M'Robert, of Kyllay, footman ; Richard O'Shee 
M'Donell, of Kyllete, footman ; Edward Croke, of Hwellescastell, 
footman ; Edward Swythman, of Kyllmakolyver, footman ; Edward 
Swythman M'William, o£ the same, footman ; Owue O'Charroll 
M'Thomas, footman ; Robert O'Shee M'William, of Cloghran, foot- 
man ; John Butler M'Emon, of Natyhemysh, footman ; Donald 
O'Shee M'William, of Carreshellaghe, liorseman ; John Toben 
M'Richard, of Davyeston, footman; Peter M'Eshannagh M'James, 
of Guellaghshannaghe, footman ; David Proute, of Castelle, footman; 
and Donald M'Philip M'Donell.— if ou. 22, 5°. 

139. Pardon of Oliver Pitz-Gerald, horseman ; Richard Tyrrell, 
horseman ; James Tuyte, and Edward O'Boyllan, kerns. — Auc/. 24, 
5°. 

140. Pardon of Richard Burke, Earl of Clanrychard Oct. 28, 5°. 

Membrane 19. 

141. Pardon of James Elan, of Straffan, in the county of Klldare, 
clerk ; Hugh Dempsey, son of the Abbot of Owshell, in the same 
county ; Thomas O'Leyn, alias Ecogge, of Grane, in the same 
county, galloglas ; and Richard Baret, of Phillepston, in the county 
of Carlow, gallowglass. — Same date. 

142. Pardon of Richard Burke, Earl of Clanrickard; One O'Heyn, 
of Ledygan, gent. ; Redmond Delfyn of Graghte Deefyn, gent. ; 
Edward and John Fitz-Ullyke Valle, of Maghery Nalty, gent. ; 
John Fitz-John Vale, of the same, gent, ; John O'Moran Gonn, 



250 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 Henry Calvo M'Spagc, of Ernaghtmacevage, gent. ; Thomas 
Edw. VI. O'Ncllayn, and Donatus O'Gallvayne, of Dunegnarry, kerns. — Oct. 

143. ParJon of Patrick CoincrforJ, of Galyn, horseman; John 
Fellon, Robert Bege, kerns; and Donatus M 'Da, chaplain. — Oct. 31, 
5°. 

144. Pardon of Donald, alias Donell oge M'Reaghan, horseman. 
Constable of Castellcnkalo, in Thomond. — Oct. 29, 5°. 

145. Pardon of Edward Diiffe M'Tyrrellagh O'Morogho, Morier- 
tagh More M'Teytre O'Morogho, Walter Roche, son of Patrick Roche, 
of the county of Wexford — Oct. 29, 5°. 

146. Pardon of Donald Kyogh M'Conia vyc Donogho, of Athye, 
gent. ; Gilleduffe M'Corban, of Ibrekan, in Thomond, horseman ; and 
Dermot O'Daa, yeoman. — Oct. 31, 5°. 

147. Panlon of Thomas Ballese, alias Thomas Burke, son of 
Ulisses Burke, knight ; Edward O'Morogho, Re<lmond M'Hubbert, 
Hubert M'Connoghcr, Rory Pottyrre, of Galway, " Bowcher." — Oct. 
29, 5°. 

148. Pardon of Thadcus M'Shere, of Gerremlyn, in the county of 
Carlow, husbandman ; Malachi M'Shere, of the same, husbandman ; 
John Barrett, of Clouagh, Moryertagh M'Oweu, Owen M'Owen, John 
O'Loghnan, and William M'Shane, kerns — Oct. 31, 5°. 

149. Pardon of Briian Johns, of Carlow, gent., ConstaUe of the 
Castle of Carlow.— Oc^ 31, 5°. 

150. Pardon of Henry O'Helon, of the countv of Carlow. — Nov. 
1.5°. 

151. Pardon of Thomas Fitz-Nicholas M'Phillipe Power, of Bal- 
lyn Glane, in the county of Waterford; Dermot, alias Derby O'Hyky, 
and William O'Hyky.— Oc<. 29, 5°. 

152. Grant to George Anhbi-shop of Dublin, and his successors, 
for ever, of the title and <lignity of Primate of all Ireland ; To hold 
to him and his successors for ever. — Oct. 20, 5°.' 

1 53. License to Robert Shcthe, of Kilkenny, merchant, to alienate 
to James Walsh, of Watcrford, merchant, a moiety of the rectory or 
cha|>el of Kylniocahyll, in the county of Carlow, then in the pos- 
session of John Langton, with half the tithes, oblations, and altcragcs. 
— iyaiiie dale. 

' A vacate of Ibis potent i» entered on the margin of the roll. 



I55I.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 251 

154. Grant of English liberty to John Donovan, Rector of Derry- 5 
gallavau, in the diocese of Limerick. — Same date. Edw. VI. 

Membrane 20. 

155. Grant of English liberty to William Dowde, chaplain. — 
Oct. 18, 5°. 

156. Grant of English liberty to Grane Cavanagh, daughter of 
Gerold Cavanagh, and wife of Philip Furlonge, of Glanecreban,in the 
county of Wexford. — Oct. 18, 5°. 

157. Grant of English liberty to William O'Lomerren, alias 
O'Lomne, David O'Lomne, and Edward O'Lomne, sons of said 
WiUiam.— Oc^ 20, 5°. 

158. Grant of English liberty to John O'Halpyn, William and 
Thadeus O'Halpyn, sons of said John. — July 31, 5°. 

159. Grant of English liberty to Dominick, alias Donnogho 
O'Hedei'scholl, Dean of Rosse, and to bis son, Cornelius O'HederschoU, 
archdeacon. — No date, 5°. 

160. Grant of English liberty to David Danyel, Doctor of Laws, 
David Danyel, bis son, and John Danyel, brother of the said David. 

— Same date. 

161. Grant of English liberty to Cormac McGyllernewe, clerk. — 
Same date. 

162. Grant of English liberty to Patrick Beakan, clerk. — Same 
date. 

163. Grant of English liberty to Thadeus O'Boey, clerk ; Thomas 
O'Boey, Dermot O'Boey, John O'Boey, and Thomas Cahyssye, gent., 
of the diocese of Limerick. — Same date. 

164. Grant of English liberty to Donald M'Morogho, Rector of 
Kyltenyll, alias Ballynecorte. — Orf. 25, 5°. 

165. Grant of English liberty to Thadeus O'Doyn. — Same date. 

166. Grant of English liberty to Thomas Flyn, clerk. — Oct. 27, 5". 

167. Grant of English liberty to Terence M'Bren, chaplain, of 
Kylcurnan, in the county of Limerick; Thadeus M'Bren, Tyrrelagh 
oge M'Bren, William M'Bren, and Bernard M'Bren; Richard M'Bren, 
of UUay; Donatus and Charles M'Bren, sons of the said Richard. — 
Oct. 31, 5°- 



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5 1 68. Like grant to William O'Fcrr}'!!, Hector of Tcmplesenboghte, 

Edw. VI. in the diocese of Ferns. — Same date. 

169. Grant of English liberty to Maurice O'Oiirrcn, alias Tank- 
ardc, chaplain. — Nov. 2, 5°. 

170. Grant of English lil)crt_v to John Tyrr}', alias Bren, of 
Waterford ; William Quoyet, and Richard Donyll, of the same 
place. — Same date. 

171. Grant of English liberty to Derniot O'Mananan, chaplain. — 
Oct. 17, 5°. 

172. Confirmation of Dionisius Morysh in the deanery of the Ca- 
thedral Church of Lisiuore, to which he had been previously pre- 
sented by the chapter. — Oct. 21, 5°. 

173. Presentation of John Oveuton to the rectory of Kyllohan, 
in the diocese of Leighliu ; directed to the Bishoji of that .'ice. — Oct. 
27. 5°. 

174 Presentation of Thomas Burke to the vicarage of Ballyn- 
kyllo; directed to Roland, Bishop of Clonfert. — Oct. 28, 5°. 

175. Presentation of Thomas Eyston to the rectory of Roslare, 
vacant by the death of Loilovic Dedder; directed to Alexander, 
Bishop of Ferns. — Same date. 

176. Consecration of Dr. William Cassy, Bisho|) of Limerick, to 
which he had been electeil by the Dean and Chapter. — Oct. 23, 5°. 

Membrane 21. 

177. Grant to Sir Thomas Cusake, knight, Chancellor of Ireland, 
of the late monastery of Cleonarde, in the county of Meath, the 
church, bellfry, cemetery, hall, and garden, containing ik acres, 
within the site and precinct, 14 acres arable and 4 acres jiasture, 
parcel of the demesne, with the custom called the " lowlbolle," in 
the town of Clouard ; Kylrenay, alias Kylreny, 60 acres, Kylglasso, 
60 acres, P>allyinluge, 20 acres, Ballyenfaghaa, 10 acres, Kyltaleyn, 
30 acres, Toboyen, 60 acres; the tithes and other profits of the 
vicarage of Kylryne, alias Kylren; the rectories of Kylla^rhan, 
Clonedaly, ali.as Cloncdalye, Tyenane, alias Tynani, in the county 
of Meath (the tithes of llie lands of Toboyne e.\cepteil) ; To hold 
for ever, in fec-farni, rent i'8 sterling. — Jan. 14, 5°. 

DiiVSO. 

178. [OUit>.rat,d.] 

Mimlirnne i. 

179. King's letter diroctinjr a lease for 21 years, in reversion, to 
be made to Sir William Brabazon, Vice-Treasurer, of all the lands he 



i55i] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 353 

at present liolJs by demise from King Henry the 8tii, in cousidera- 5 
lion of tlie Slim of £500 which he claimed for auditing the accounts Eilw. VI. 
of the revenue and military aliairs. — Greenwich, April 21, 5°. 

180. King's letter to the Deputy and Council, directing a lease for 
31 years, in reversion, to be made to William Croftou, of the posses- 
sions of the abbey of Inneslennaughe, in the county of Tipperary, 
being of the yearly value of £16 sterling. — . . . ^Ja>/, 5°. 

181. King'.s letter directing a lease, in reversion, to be made to 
Edward Randolfe, of the demesne and possessions of the abbey of 
Counell, in the county of Kildare, in the possession of Gerald 
Sutton. 

Signed, 

E. Somerset. William, Wiltes. J. Warwycke. 

W. North. J. Bedforde. T. Elyote. 

A. Wyngfield. T. Darcie. H. Dorset. 
G. Clinton. 

Westminster, Ftb. 20, 5°. 

182. Letter from the Lord Protector to the Lord Deputy and 
Council, authorizing a lease for 21 years, in reversion, to be made to 
Sir William SeyntloWe, in consideration of his great service, of the 
possessions of the abbey of Foer, in the county of Meath, after the 
expiration of the existing lease ; To hold in as ample manner as 
Mathew King held the same, paying the accustomed rent. 

Signed, 

E. Somerset. T. Cane. William W . . . . 

W. Northe. Wm. Pagete. A. Wingfield. 

Bedforde. E. Clynton. 

Greenivic/i, April 20, 5°. 

183. Letter from the Lord Protector to the Lord Deputy and 
Council, directing a lease for 21 years to be made to Richard Man- 
■waringe, of the grounds called Galyiige, iu the country of Leyse, late 
in the hands of O'Moore. 

Signed, 

E. Somerset. T. Cane. J. Bedforde. 

T. Elyotte. A. Wingfield. W. Harbeute. 

E. Clynton. Wm. Pagete. 

Greenwich, April 27, 1551. 

184. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council to the Lord 
Deputy and Council in Ireland, directing a lease for 21 years to be 
made to Richard Merson of the lordship of Toaclo, in the county of 
Leyse, viz., Ballyrone, the Collenoxe, with the appurtenants, late 
parcel of the possessions of O'Moore ; and_ to be restored to the 



254 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1351. 

5 office of petty eajitaiii of too men, to which he had liccn appointed 
Edw. VI. by Mr. Bellinghani, the late Deputy. 

E. Somerset. J. Bedford. W. Harbente. 

J. Warwycke. A. Wingtielde. John Gate. 

Greenwich, the last of April, 5°. 

Membrane 2. 

185. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council to the Lord 
Deputy and Council in Ireland, directing a lease for 21 years, in re- 
version, to be made to Thomas Fitz-Wylliam, of Baggatrathe, in the 
county of Dublin, of the late dissolved house of Ilolniepatrick, with 
all its possessions. 

E. Somerset. G. Clynton. G. Cobham. 

W. Harbarte. T. Cane. J. Bcdforde. 

W. Paget. J. Gate. 

186. King's letter to Sir James Croft, Lord Deputy, and the 
Council for leasing of bis Majesty's lands and revenues, directing a 
lease to be made to Thomas Woode, in reversion, of the abbey of 
Tyntern, in consideration of his long and painful service in the wars, 
as well in France as in Scotland. 

E. Somerset. J. Bedforde. W. Nortli. 

F, Huntingdon. William, Wiltes. J. Gate. 

Ilampton Court, June 19, 5°. 

187. Letter from the Lord Protector and Council of England to 
the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, authorizing the Lord 
Deputy to make a lease, in reversion, for 21 years, to GetlVee Keatinge, 
of the lands of Teniocowhe, Marisnce, Ballygylle, Garvoke, and 
Correcosshine, in the barony of Clano ; Balleownan and Balleow- 
kylle, in the parish of Ballenedromene ; and Clonenowhe, in the 
parish of ... in the barony of Carrebrye. 

E. Somerset. T. Cheync. J. Gate. 

Wm. Cecill. Wm., Wiltes. W. Herbert. 

T. Darcye. J. Bedforde. J. Warwycke. 
Greenwyche, May 26, 1551. 

188. Similar letter, authorizing the Lord Deputy and Council to 
make a lease, in reversion, fur 21 years, to Roger Finglass, of the 
lorilships of Moylieghe and Farryinnoghen, at such rent as to them 
shall be deemed reasonable, " that there l)e no more argument bo- 
" tween Ciiwley and him, or any other, to troul)le us with the matter, 
"for his Highness is resolved tliat Finglass shall enjoy it; and in 
" ease you can espie any other thing convenient for Cowley, we would 
"gladlie you siiould ]Mcfcr him to something where none should be 
" jirejudiced who have truly and honestly served us.' 

F. Shrcwsberrye. W., Wiltshire. J. Bedfor.le. 

Thomas Darcy. Geo. Cobbame. T. Clieyne. 

Hampton Court, Jul;/ 30, 15151. 



I55I.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 255 

189. King's letter acknowledging receipt of tlie Lord Deputy's 5 
letter of the 28th August, with another enclosed, relating to a lease EJw. VI. 

" in course of suit" between Roger Finglass and Henry Cowley, in 

which the Deputy was in doulit what to do, in consequence of 

the equality of their suit ; reminding him that he was expressly 
ordered to make a lease to Finglass ; "marrie nowe, considering the 
"words of your laste letter that you think them both so worthy of 
" reward for service as ye doubte whom to prefere, and therefore 
" desire to know our determination, ye shall understand that the 
" particularities of men's service therre be lesse knowne to us than 
" they may be to you, and therefore, because our meaning is that 
" rewards should be justly given, and the gyfts such as might 
" stande with raysone and ordere, we think beaste in soche cases to 
" comit the order of the same to you, and yet, somewiiat to show our 
" opynions as wo thiuke upon this present matter, we wolde, if you 
" can compound the matter betwixt them, that the things desired, 
" namely, Moyleigh and Forrynemorghen, being two manors in 
"nombre, might be divided betwixt them, with some preferment to 
" Finglass." 

Wm. Northe. T. Darcye. J. Bedford. 

W. Ceeyll. W. Harbent. 

Ferneham, Sept. 7, 1551. 

Membrane 3. 

190. King's letter directing a lease, in reversion, for 30 years, to 
be made to John Wakely, of the dissolved house of " Our Lady of 
Nowan," of which he has several years unexpired ; at the former 
rent Westininster, Dec. 31, 5°. 

191. Letter from the Lords of the Council in England directing a 
lease, in reversion, for 21 years, to be made to Edward Seyntloo, in 
consideration of his painful and diligent services in the late wars in 
Ireland, of the monastery or priory of Innestyoke, in the county of 
Kilkenny, in as large and .ample manner as Sir Richard Butler, 
Viscount of Mountgarete, now holds it. 

T. Cant. Wynchester. North umberlande. 

Pembroke. Bedford. T. Darcy. 

T. Ely. 

Whitehall, Dec. 20, 1551. 

192. Letter of the Lord Protector and Council directing a lease, 
in reversion, for 21 years, to be made to Edward Randolph, of 
the late abbey of Counal, in the county of Kildare, now in lease to 
Edward Sutton. 

E. Somerset. W., Wiltesh. Bedforde. 

E. Northe. T. Huntingdon. John Gate. 

William Peter. Philip Hoby. 

Hampton Courte, Avgmt 20, 1551. 



256 PATExNT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 Membra ne K. 
Edw TI . . . 
'__ ' 193. Depositions of witnesses taken by virtue of a Commission, 

with iiiterrajrations annexoil, in a suit between Calier M'Arte, of 

Polmantaglic, gent., and Jasper Bosliere, of lialliconick, gent., relating 

to the lordship or manor of Balleane, in the county of Wexford. 

Signed, 

Adam Walshe. Robert Cheevers, Rector of Colstoffe. 

Sept. 20, 5°. 

Membrane 7. 

194. Commission directed to Patrick White, second Baron of the 
Exchenuer, Jolin Bathe, Scrgeantat-Law, Koliert Dillon, Attorney- 
General, and others, to enquire, by the oaths of good and honest 
men, concerning the site, circuit, ambit, and jtrecinct of the monas- 
tery or religious house of Leix, called Mannystcr Leix, and all 
houses, lands, mills, tithes, oblations, obventions, advowsons of 
churches and chapels, courts leet, and view of frank pledge thereto 
belonging ; and also of the value per annum, of whom held, by 
what service, and the names of the founders. — No dale. 

Membrane 8. 

195. Letter from the Lords of the Council in England to Sir 
Thomas Cusake, Lord Chancellor : 

" After our hertie comendations to your goode lordshipe : Although 
in our comen letter to the Lord Deputie and the rest of the Coun- 
saill we have written what we thought mcate beside the King's 
Majesty's letter touching the estate of that realuie, yet doth your 
good service, with wysdonieand succcsse, so much conimende vou to 
us, that we cannot but Ictte j-ou knowe, by this our special letter, 
not only that the King's Majestic hath a good and veray favunibl* 
opinion of you, but also that we ourselves think the same justly 
concey ved and well deserved of you, for ileclaration whereof we have 
obtained of the King's JIajesty an increase of j-our fee, to the sum 
of £100 by j-ere, to beginne at Christmas nexle, and also, in fee 
farme, the site of the abbey of Clonarde. with the vicarage of 
Kyllrenie, and the parsonage of Kyllegan and Tyghenani, to the 
which his Majesty's goodness, we doubt not but your contynuance 
and proceeding shall be answerable ; and so we hcartilie j)r:iye you 
the rathore that wee may have comforte, and continue your friends, 
and occaf^yon to iloo your loril>hi|) more good hereafter, and so we 
wyshe to you helthe to serve, and success in service." 
Your lordship's loving friends, 

Wynchester. Northumberlande. Bedfordo. 

John (iate. N. Wotton. F. JIuntyngdon. 

Pembroke. G. Cobhame. Jo. Mason. 

W. Cecyll. 
Westmintter, Nov. 23, 1551. 

196. Letter from the Earl of Warwick to the Lord Chancellor : 
After my hertie commendations : Thcis be to advertize you that, 

according to your dyssire in your late letters sent unto me, I Lave 



I55I-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 257 

declare'! the same to the rest of my Lords of the Privey Councell, S 
and theyre lordships, and I have niovede j'our suite to the King's ^''"'^ ^ ^• 
Majesty for a farm of a parcel of land, whereupon you mynde to doo 
some coste, so you moughte have the fee symple to you and your 
heirs, peying yearly for the same £8 rent, unto which your dyssire 
and suite his Highness hath gratiouslj' and frankly condescended, as, 
without doubt, if it had been far greater, it appeared evidently that 
you sholde have liad it. I assure you, you have goode caus to 
think your good service well employed, for his Majestie doth accept 
it no less, which for my parte, as one of your well-wyllers and 
friends, I am glad to see and perceve; and so, for this time, I bid 
you farewell. I shall take the advise of your son, if he be here, or 
Cowlye, concerning such letters as are hereupon to be directed to my 
Lord Deputy and the rest of the Council there, for the declaration of 
the King's Majesty's pleasure unto them as concerning your fee farm, 
and by the next that shall come from hence you shall he thereof 
more fully adertised." Scribbled at Treut, 28 June, 1551. 

Tour lordship's assured longe frende, 

J. AVarwycke. 
To my verre good lorde, my Lord Chancellor of Irelande. 



Memhvane 9. 

197. King's letter to Sir William Brabazon, knight, and Andrew 
Wyse, esquire, Vice-Treasurers, acquainting them that, for his better 
furniture, his Majesty had granted Sir James Croft, knight, Lord 
Deputy, 40 horsemen, at 12 pence aday, and 60 footmen, at 6 pence 
a-day ; and, in consideration of the faithful and diligent services of 
Sir Thomas Cusake, knight, Chancellor, his Majesty had granted 
him a fee of £100 a-j^ear over his present allowance, to be paid from 
Christmas next, by the Vice-Treasurers. — Westmitisier, Sov. 23, 5°. 

198. Letter of the Lords of the Council to Sir Anthony St. Leger, 
Lord Deputy, directing a survey to be made of the monastery of 
Owennye, iu the Queen's county, and a lease thereof granted, for 
21 3'ears, to Walter Aphowell, his Majesty's servant, paying such 
rent as it shall be surveyed at; and also a lease to him, for like term, 
of the parsonage of Bavyvonoughe, parcel of the possessions of St. 
Augustine's, beside Bryscowe, in the county of Kilkenny, paying the 
usual rent. 

E. Somerset. W., Wiltsber. Warwycke. 

E. Clynton. George Cobhara. T. Darcy. 

Bedford. E. Xorthe. A. Wingfielde. 

Wm. Herbert. W. Petre. 

Greenwyche, April 3, 1551. 



2S8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

5 199. Kini;'8 letter to the Lord ■Deputy, the Chief Justice, Vice- 

Edw. VI. Treasurer, Master of the llollf, and tlie Chief Baron. 

By the Kinge. 

" Trustie and rifjht well-holoved, we greet you well : Whereas, in 
consideration of the good and faithful service done to us in the realm 
of Irclande by our trusty and right well-beloved Counsaillor, Sir 
Thomas Cusake, knight, our Chancellor there, wc have given ami 
granted to him and his heirs, in fee fann, tlie site of the late monas- 
tery of Clonanle, in the county of Mcthe, and certain lands and 
hereditaments, parcel of the po.sscssions of the .said monastery, of 
the 3'early value of cvij>. iWuL, Irish, together with the tithes of 
the vicarage of Kylren, and the parsonages of Kytla;:lien, Clonedalye, 
and Tynan, in the said county of Methe, pared of the possessions 
of the said late monastery, of the yearly value of xvl. \\s. vn'uL, 
Irislic, of which land.s, together with the several rents, appeariuij 
unto you by a particular, subscrilied with the hands <if Henry Dr.ay- 
cotte, inclosed in the letters of our Counc-ail, wc will, and by these 
presents give, full power and authority to you, or any 3 of 3-0 u, to 
make, or cause to be ma<le, in our name, a suliicieut warniut for 
the passing thereof to the .said Sir Thoni.a.s Cu.sake, and his heirs, 
yielding unto us the yearly rent of £S ; and these our letters shall 
be a suflicicnt warrant."" 

Signed, AVill. Cecyll. 

Weslminsler, Nov. 23, 5°. 

200. " Copy of a clause of the King's JLajesty's letters cent to the 
Lord Deputy of Ireland, touching tiie Lord Chancellor's fee farm : 

"And likewise, uix>n the good commendable service done by Sir 
Thomas Cusake, our Chancellor there, whom ye have moche com- 
ended, we be ploa.sed that he shall have during the time of his service 
in the office of Chancellor, the augmentation of iiis foe to another sum 
of one hundred pounds by the yerc more liian he hath, to be ])ai(l 
likewise, as his other fee is, from Christmas next, for which pur- 
pose we have sent to Mr. Undcr-Treasurer sufficient warrant and 
order for the augmentation of his livlihood; ami so, consoquentlv, 
for the comfort of him in his .service, we be plcn.scd he, our saiil 
Chancellor, shall have, as of our gift, in fee farm, the site of the 
abbey of Clonard, and certain tithes of the vicarage of Kilrcn, and 
of the parsonages of Kyllaglian,Clone<lalye, and Tynan, for which 
purpose we have written our other letters to yon, as shall appear 
by the letters dated 23rd Nov., at the Palace of Westminster." 

Mfmhraiif 10. 

201. Commission from the King to Sir James Croft, kniglit. 
Deputy; Sir Thomas CiLsike, knight, (Jhaucellor; .'^irCerald Aylmor, 
knight, Chief Justice; Sir William 13r.il)azon, knight, Vice-Treasurer; 

■ On tlic llntl N4tvoinl)or the I*ri\'y roimril wrott* to LnnI riiaiiceJ^ir C'li.sake, 
that "the KiiiK had a verj- ){i>o(l niul favimnililc opinion of liini. an>l tlie CounoU 
thought the .'<iiino ju.stly conceived an<l well deserved; and tliev had olitained an in- 
crcaiwof hi8 fee to the num of Xioo hy the year, aud a gift uf the abbey uf Clo- 
nard." — Calendar Htalt I'liptrt. 



I55I-J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 259 

and Patrick Barnewall, Master of the Rolls; authorizing thorn to 5 
grant leases, for 21 years, of all his Majesty's manors, lands, tene- Edw. VI. 

nients, fishings, and advowsons, and to dispose of the custody, ward- 

ship, anil marriage of the heirs of those persons who died in homage 
to the Crown, reserving all woods, except " hedgebote, ploughliote, 
iirebote, and cartbote." — WestJtiinster, April 19, 5°. 

202. King's letter releasing the Earl of Ormond from the ward- 
ship of the Crown, he being within one year of full age, on his 
giving security for payment and satisfaction of the revenue of his 
estate during the year of his release. 

Winchester. E. Northumberland. J. Bedford. 

Pembroke. E. Clyuton. G. Cobham. 

H. Suffolk; F. Huutingdon. Edward North. 
Robert Bowes. 

Westminster, Oct. 27, 5°. 

Membrane 11. 

203. Examination in Chancery, taken by Bartholomew Cusake, 
Examiner, upon interrogatories in perpetuam rei niemoriam, to 
ascertain whether " Katherine Welles was seized of the lands in 
contention between Nicholas HorepoU and James Rerie, called 
Wellesland ; whether she made any surety thereof to Symon 
Waltier, what surety it was, who was heir of said Katherine, and 
of what age at her death 1 whether Syraon Waltier, and Richard, 
bis son, died seised and possessed of any part of Wellsland '? of 
what age was the said Richard ? whether he claimed the land when 
be came of age, and what was done upon his claim by the Earl of 
Kildare V — No date. — Stani/hurste. 

Membrane 12. 

204. Act of Council, upon the complaint of Thomas Nangle, 
knight. Baron of the Novan, stating that M'&ranyll, captain of 
Moynterolyshe, refused to pay 100 kyne yearly, with a knight's 
fees, which his ancestors claimed in the country of Moynterolyshe; 
M'Granyll having denied that such duties were ever paid to the 
Baron's ancestors, alleging the I'eputation to be that the Earl of 
Kyldare took for the use of the Baron a certain sum from every 
cartron in the country, as a rent or duty ; The Lord Deputy and 
Council, therefore, with the consent of both parties, decree that 
M'Granyll, and his successors, shall pay yearly unto the said Baron 
the sum of £6, as a rent and dnty out of the lands. 

Edward Basnett. Thomas Cusake, Cane. 

JUTov. 24, 5°. 

205. Surrender made by William Cantwell of the abbey or re- 
ligious house called the Abbey of Leyse, a church, and other edifices 
within the site of said abbey, 40 acres, arable and pasture, 2 parcels 
of wood called the parks, 112 acres in the townland of the abbey of 

S 2 



26o PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551. 

J Leyse; Dromaclawo, 100 acres, and 9 acres wood in tlie town of Clonc- 

Edw. VI. Uea; 100 acres in liaiisli, 100 acres in Kanclc, and 6 acres wood iu 
Lysbege, lying in length, from Aglinegawke to Ciirragliuj'cranykan, 
2 miles, and in breadth, from the water, or the river of the Weyre to 
Loghncmcge, i mile; Clonccourc, 1 10 acres arable; Cloghne John 
wood, III acres; Uyrrelean wood, 100 acres; Cloglienahill wood, 
101^ acres; which he held by patent for 21 years. — Ftb. 3, 6°. 

Membrane 13. 

2o6. Depositions of witnesses in reply to interrogatories directed 
to ascertain whether John Shortall was married to Johanna Cant- 
well, of Cantwellscourte, when they were married, and whether they 
had any issue? whether Thomas Cantwell married Jidiauna Barron, 
when, and if they had any issue? John 13iitkre, of liatiicuwlle, in 
the county of Kilkenny, deposed that John Cantwell and Johanna 
Shortall were married at the parish church of Eathocowle, in 
presence of deponent, and many others, at Christmas, and about 
midsummer next ensuing they had issue, a son, Thomas. Iver 
Obraghe, of Tollcastle (Old Castle), Annastace Iny Kre, of Cant- 
wellscourte, agreed with the last witness, and further deposeil that 
after tlie marriage, •' mass was said and ministered at the feast." 
Oliver Shortall, of the Cloran, gent., deposed that he heard " upon a 
time " Cowghegurrye 0' Jlore and Mortaghc O'More say that they 
were present at Kathcowle, at the marriage, and that Thomas waa 
born after the " espousel." Edinondc Shortall, of rshellesheis '■ goelh 
holye " with Oliver Shortall. llicliard Cantwell, of Kylfane, alleged 
that he heard by common rejjort of the marriage, and tliat they 
liad issue, and that he himself was iiresent, at Inyst^'oge, when 
Thomas ami Johanna were niarrie<l, anil that one Sir Daviil llerferde 
sung their weihling mass. David Baron, of Brownesforde, agrecth 
word for word with the last dejionent; and Tiers Cantwell, of Fre- 
ncscove, alleged that he was .'^ent by the Earl of Kyldare to John 
Shortall, to have precise knowledge whether Thonuis was his right- 
full heir or one Jell'ry, iiis nephew, to whom the said John swore 
that the said Thomas was bis rightfull lieir. — A'o date. 

207. Letters patent to Sir James Croft, Lord Deputy, Marshal of 
the Army, containing license and authority to hear and determine 
all military cases, and to jiunish with life or limb according to 
martial law. — Westmiruter, April 29, 5°. 

Memhranf 14. 

208. Conveyance whereby Robert Chepnian, chaplain, granted to 
Henry, eon of I'liili]) Corkenlis, a messuage, a mill, and three curu- 
cates of land, in Lehoke, with homage and serviro of the free 
tenants ; a messuage, two earucates and a half, in Fornagli ; a mes- 
suage and half a rariicatt- in Ballygunner ; a messuage and 920 
acres in Clonfaihl, with the homage and service of liio free temints; 
To hold to the said llenry and his heirs male, of the chief lord of 



155I-] CHAXCERT, IRELAND. 261 

the fee, by the service thereout due and accustomed ; reiuaiuder to S 

Philip, son of Philip Corkenlis, remainder to John, son of Henry ^'i'^- ^• 
Corkenlis, with several remainders over. Witnesses, Mathew Fitz- 
Henry, Nicholas Hore, David Wading, Nicholas Wading, John Syn- 
nott, Philip Hoy, and others. — We.rford,May 16, \^° Edward HI. 

Power of Attorney whereby Henry the son of Philip Corkenlis 
appointed Robert Ressoston to give Robert Chepman seisin of the 
premises in the preceding article mentioned. — Wexford, Alay 21, 
44° Edward III. 

Inspeximus by Kins Edward the third of a deed whereby the prior 
and brethren of the Hospital of Saint John, of Jerusalem, inspected 
and recited a charter by which Aduni Waiour, formerly prior, 
granted to Philip Corkenlis and his heirs the fee and inheritance of 
the entire land ot Kildunam ; To be held of the hospital, saving 
to the church the tithes and 6 acres. Witnesses, Brother Andrew, 
Brother Roger, Brother Patrick, Brother Lyner, Brother Philip, 
Brother William, et multis aliis fratribus. — KUkenny, Jan. 14. 40° 
Edward III. 

Membrane 15. 

209. Conveyance from Maurice, Earl of Thomond, to Cornelius 
O'Dea, Bishop of Killaloe, of the Castle of Desert, in Thomond, 
lying between the land of Dromfeiglas and the territory of Rath, on 
the north, and the land of Donald Veclanaghi, of Kyll Ennayne, on 
the south, and the lands of the sept of Ydeane on the south 
and west; To hold for the term of his life, at a rent of a red 
rose, with remainder to Dermot O'Dea, son of the bishop, for 
life ; and the Earl appoints Thady and Donat O'Breene, his sons, 
his attorney to give seizen of the ca.^tle and lands to the said Lord 
Cornelius, the bishop. Witnesses, Boetys Jl'Lanaghe, chief of his 
nation, Captain M'Gillereavaglie, and Donat M'Considine, cum multis 
aliis. — April 6, 5° Edward VI. 

JJemhrane 16. 

210. Certificate " that Adam Meyler came this day into Chancery 
and desired that the two deeds ensuing, being found and adjudged 
fair, should be enrolled," viz. : 

Conveyance whereby Alicia Meddler, widow, granted to Adee 
Meyller 24 acres of land, 40 acres of bog in the Dire, in the tene- 
ment of Ballechelan, extending between Ballechelan and Kylraannan, 
Heystowne, and thence along the course of the river to PuUentowne, 
thence to the lands which Adam held, extending to the mountain, 
and thence to Cardmell ; To hold for ever ; rent 2s. lod. Wit- 
nesses, David Harper, Philip Marshall, Thomas, son of Thomas 
Harper, and many others. — Xo date. 

211. Conveyance whereby Philip, son of Thomas Meyller, granted 



262 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1551- 

5 to John Fitz-Tlioinas Moyler, a messuage and 60 acres of land, in 

Edw. VI. Coulstofc ; To hold of the chief lord of the fee, by the service 
thereout due and of right accustomed. — July 8, 19° Richard II. 

212. "Articles taken out of the instructions sent from the King 
touching the passing of accounts in the Treasurer's office :" 

" Our said Deputy, by the advice aforesaid, shall see our laws 
uprightly administered to all men, and justice truly done, and our 
lands, rents, woods, eschaets, forfeites, and all other profits coming 
thereof, well surveyed and repaired by the officers therewith charged, 
and the rents and profits yearly growing thereof, truly gathereil ami 
paid to our use into the receipt of our E.xcheijurr ; and tiiat the 
Auditor see the accounts thereof truly taken and fully jiaid to our 
use yearly, upon the end of the accounts, foreseeing likewise tiio 
Treasurer's account for the time being, that the same be yearly 
made and fully cleared, ujKjn the end of that account, giving to every 
accountant ordinary allowance, as well for reparations and other 
charges to be sustained ; calliug into that account all woodfalls, 
fines, amerciaments, and otiier casualties yearly growing upon the 
land, whether the land be of our crown there, or come to our hands 
by eschaot, forfeiture, suppression, surrender, or wanlsliip, so as we 
may be thereof truly answered once in the yere; and if any oliicer 
do not his dutie, nor reform himself upon reasonable warning, our 
Deputy shall take such order with him as may bo agreeable with 
justice and with our suretie ; and our De]>uty, Chancellor, and 
Baron of the E.xchequer, the Master of the Rolls, the Cliief Justice, 
and the Auditor, or any four of them, shall have authority to give to 
the Vice -Treasurer and to every accountant, ujion the determination 
of his or their accounts, a clear discliarge of them and every of 
them against us and our heirs, and also to the Auditor for giving 
of the same ; the allowance for reparation of our castles and 
manors to be always made no more largo than our said Deimty, 
Chief Justice, or Chief ]5aron shall by their warrant ajijioint, which 
warrant shall be sufficient to the Surveyor for doing of the same 
reparations, ami to tiio Auditor to give him duo allowance thereof 
accordingly, and to the Treasurer for making |)aynient of the same. 
And whore our manors and castles, as well those of long time in onr 
hands as otlnTs now lately building and not yet finished, be nieto 
to be maintained and fully ended, oui' pleasure, by the advice of our 
Council is that our sai<l De]mty, with the advice of the (Chancellor, 
the Chief Justice, the Vice-Treasurer, ami tho Master of the Uolls, 
shall from time to time take order as well for the furnishing of these 
now begun buildings as fur the nuiintenanceof the same, and all tlio 
rest as ncile shall reijuire, and tho liook of tho charges thereof, 
signed with tho hand of our 8ai<l Deputy, tho Chancellor, Chief 
Justice, and Master of the Rolls, shall bo a suiricicnt warrant for 
defraying of the charges so bestowed, as also for the Auditor for tho 
time being to allow the same." 

— No dale. James Crofto. 



I55-!-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 263 

Patent Roll, 6 Edward VI. — 1552. 6 

Edw. VI. 

Membrane i. 

I. Graut to Gerald Fitz-GcralJ, .son of Gerald, late Earl of Kildare, 
commonly called LordGerott, of the lordships and manors of I'ort- 
lester and Moylagh, alias Moylaiighe, in the county of Meath ; the 
lordships and manors of Maynothe, alias Maynosle, Rathangan, and 
Kylka, in the county of Kildare, which were parcel of the posses- 
sions of Gerald, late Earl ; the town and lands of Portlester, Par- 
ketonne, Moyseagher, Muchwood, Shancowe, alias Shanghaye, Bally- 
bar, alias Ballyboyer, Colronani, alias Colronan, Bathcarinyke, 
Woodeton, alias Woodtowne,Clonfee, alias Clonefey, Cloney, Athb'oye, 
Corbally, Crossanstou, alias Crossanipston, Katheknan, Wasknaghe, 
Dressoke, alias DrLsshoke, Durlaughau, Moynete, alias Moymete, 
Dongeney, alias Dongenny, Frane, alias Frayne, Ballenfrisk, alias 
Balryske, Rodenampston, Bridgeende, alias Bridge-ende, Balgythe, 
alias Balgethe, Beddleston, alias Bellewston, near the Bectye, SI03'- 
laghe, Castleton, Ratlimolian, Clonecurry, alias Cloncorry, Johnston, 
Ardyenewe, alias Ardynowo, Cullydr.aghe, alias Colyndraght, Tiip- 
pertym'am, alias Tupertenan, Troinane, Rathslyske, Conlere, alias 
Conderre, Isotiston, Corbally, Malyuataghe, alias Molinateagho, 
Stranewe, Norman, Baconraght, Somerston, alias Somertou, Turen, 
Larcorre, alias Larryghorrc, Baconston, Ramyston, Jordanston, 
Clonkevauo, alias Clonekoan, Clonycorry, and Colpeslandes, near 
Clonycorryke, in the county of Meath ; Manoothe, alias Manoosle, 
Waterton,Donamore, Garten, alias Carton, the Carthyu, Lawellenston, 
alias Lawellynston, alias Crefeston, Kelleston, alias Kelleyeston, 
RawjTisdale, alias Revynsdale, Syane, Blakeston, Manycowle, alias 
Manycowle, Ballybarrye, alias Bally barroeke, Ballygorne, Gryfyn- 
rathe, Tulleston, alias Toleston, Barnagreg, alias Baruegaythe, 
Graungeneyfennycke, alias Gargenefennycke, Torneharry, alias 
Tyrenharry, Rutcaghe Great, Rutcagh Little, Bryanston, Smethes- 
ton, Johnston, alias Jonyston, Graegsallagh, Cnonyston, alias Cony- 
ston, Barnakelly, alias Kyellyston, Graiglene, Doryanston, alias 
Dorrenston, Sigestou, alias Syggenston, alias Gygenston, Balmagglyn, 
alias Balmaclyan, Donoghiston, alias Dongeston, Cormekiston, alias 
Coruiekeston, GraignefTerrenney, alias Graignefyrryn, alias Graun- 
gemesyryn, Taughto, alias Taughtoo, Balroney, alias Balryne, alias 
Royneston, Dowdenston, alias Dowdeston, Newton, alias the New- 
towue, Trodeston, alias Trodieston, Maw, .alias Great and Little 
]Mawe, Ball.aghide, alias Biillaghege, Larragbrene, alias Larrabroyne, 
Newton near Moyaghan, alias Newton of Moy.agha, Rathangan, 
Shanrellyycke, Kiltegan, alias Kiltaghan, Clonniellee, Kylmoney, 
Borquyll, alias Bohyrcoyle, Bellanure, alias Bellaueor, Dromy- 
screagli, alias Dromfrey, Frehollan, Condoleston, Kilka, Corbally, 
Tankerdistown, Crockytt, Donahemocke, alias Duunaheniocke, alias 
Monnahemocke, Rosewood, alias Killerowe, alias Rowyswoode, Hal- 
lowheyes, alias Halheyes, Donfenny, alias Dolunfine, Callan, Levets- 
ton, Jordanston, Beeanston, alias Deacan, Ballonebrcne, Avlmerston, 
Birton, alias Byrtonlande, Irishton, Conleston, Gorton, Monkellagh, 
Cargyn, Mygan, Marshalston, Boltou, alias Bulton, Little Newton, 



264 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552- 

6 Ballaghmoney, alias Ballashmona, Castlorowc, Turbcttas, Byrnston, 
Edw. VI. Little' Narragli, \Yassiston, alias Waston, Katliskulbyc, Iloliston, 
Dullardston, and Ballyoolan, alias BnUyquelan, in the county of 
Kildare; all which pieniises are of the clear annual value of £324 
gs. gd. sterling : To hold the manors, messuages, lands, tenements, 
woods, underwoods, rents, reversions, courts leet, and views of franc 
pledge, to said Gerald Fitz-Gorahl, his heirs, and assigns for ever in 
capite, by military service. — We.^tminster, April 25, 6°. 

Membrane 2. 

2. Grant to George Foxley of an annual pension of 2S. per day ; 
To hold for life, from the loth day of October last. — Westminster, 
June 5, 6°. 

Membrane 3. 

3. Charter of Fyddert:" granting to the Burgesses and Com- 
monalty of the town that they, and their successors, should be a 
body corporate, consisting of a Sovereign, Provost, Burgesses, and 
Commonalty; the Sovereign and Provost to be elective by greater 
part of the Corporation, annually, or on death or removal ; tliat they 
should have perpetual succession ; that they should he cajjable in law 
to plead and bo impleaded, answer and bo answered, defend and be 
defended, in all pleas, suits, quarrels, and dcmamls, ami in all 
actions and causes, as well real and j)ersonal as mixed, and might 
acquire and dispose of lands, tenements, and here litaments ; that 
they might have a common seal for scaling their <leeds, writings, 
muniments, and other affairs of the town; that they might have 
and enjoy all their liberties, franchises, jurisdictions, customs, 
and privileges, courts leet, view of frank pledge, guilds, exemptions, 
tolls, and customs, as the Provost and Commonalty of Kilkenny : To 
beheld of the Crown by the service of 11 marks. — Westminster, 
May 28, 6°. 

Membrane 4. 

4. Obligation whereby William Brabazon, knight, and Andrew 
Wyse, gent., Vice-Treasurers, are bound to Sir James Croft, Lord 
Deputy ; Thomas Cusake, knight. Chancellor; Gerald Aylnier, 
knight. Chief .Justice; Thomas Lulrcll. knight, Chief .Justice of the 
Common Bench; James Bathe, esipiire, Chief Baron ; Patrick liarne- 
wall, Master of the Rolls; and Thomas Jenyson, Auditor; in the sum 
of £1 1,859 °^- 4<^' sterling, for the use of the King Xd date. 



.v; 



I lam 



lirabazon. An<lrew Wyse. 



" The condycon of this obligacyon ys snche, wheare the wvthin 

• The olilc-l cli.irter of Fvililort (Fctlmrd) is diitod iXlli (Vt"l)cr. 49° K. III., 
1376, cnriiUcd H"t. I'at. 41/" I'.. III., in. 11 d., ^^alllin^' to the I'rov<»t nnd Com- 
monalty of tfie town ctTtaiii eusloins for 10 yoars to aid in enclojiiiij; Ihr tttwn with 
n »toni' wall. There is a similar j^rant, for 10 years, dated 26th .lannan*, 10* 
Ilnnry IV., enrolhd Hot. Pat. 10° II. I\'., p. J. a. if. to the rrovosl, IlnrKesses, 
and Commonalty of tlie town of Kythard, in the roniity of Tipiieran-, and their 
posterity, lliirgesses and Commons of the town. In the .State Taper Oflice is a 
letter from the Porln'eve ami Burgesses to the Lord l>epnty Bellyn>;hain. complain- 
ing of the Sheriff of W'exforil, who had cruelly cxtortod coin and livery, wounding 
Ihu Portreeve and i>thcra with hk sword. 



1 552-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 265 

bounden Sir Williara Brabazon, knyght, ys fountle indebted (o the ^ ^ 

KinL''s Majesty in the wythin-nicntiuned soin of eleven thowsande Edw. VI. 
eijrht hundred fyfty and nine pounds and t'owrejjence sterlynge, 
uppon his accomptcs deterniyned before Sir James Croft, knyght, 
one of the gentillmen of his Majesty's Priv.aye Chamber, and Lord 
Deputy of Ireland, Sir Thomas Cusake, knighte, Lorde Chancellor 
of Ireland, Sir Gerald Aylmer, knighte, Chiefe Justice of the Kinge's 
Benche, Sir Thomas Lutrell, knighte, Chiefe Justice of the Comon 
Place, James Bathe, Chiefe Baron of the Exchequer, Patrick Barne- 
wall, esquyer, Master of the Rolls, and Thomas Jenyson, Audytor 
there, Commissiouers " assitrned for the taking of the said accomptes 
for xi j'eares, fully completed att the feaste of Sainte Mychell the 
Archangell, Anno R. R. nunc E. VI., quiuto, which said som he 
allegith to be allready dysburst about the Kinge's affayres ; that yf 
the said Sir William Brabazon, or the wythin-named Andrew AVyse, 
or anny outher person for thoym, uppon theyre nexte accompte to be 
made and yealded coneernynge their wythin-mentyoned office of 
Vice-Treasurer, shall sheweaud dclovre such and so many warrants, 
bylls, acquittances, specialtycs, or outher bookes of vols and pay- 
ments whatsoever, male, yssued, and paied by them, as well for 
wages of the Kinge's garisons, as for and of all such chardges bj^ any 
meane towohinge the service of the Kinge's Majesty, att anny tyme 
sethence the feaste of Sayint Mychell the Archangell laste paste, as 
shall conteyn in all the .«ame warraunts, bylles, and bookes of pay- 
ments the forsaid som of xi thousande eighte hundred fifty and nyne 
poundes and upwards stearlynge, to recompence, qualyfy, and dys- 
charge the debte above said ; that then this present obligacyon to 
be voyed and of none effect, or ells to stand in its full strengthe, 
vertu, and force." 

" Memorandum. — That I, Nycholas Stanyhurste, of Dublin, one of 
the Clerkes of the Hanaper, have presently received of the Right 
Worshipful Andrewe Wyse, esquier, the Kinge's Majestie's Vice- 
Threasurer in Ireland, the som of a thowsande a hundrethe foure- 
score eight poundes aleaven pence sterling, due to the Kinge's 
Majestie for the purchase of the late house and possessions of the 
Bectyfe, which his Grace, by his Highues letters paten tes, hath 
graunted and past to the same Andrewe, his heires, and assignes, 
for ever : In witness whereof I have subscribed this byll, thethirde 
day of December, the sixte of the reigne of our moste dread sove- 
reigne King Edward the Sixte. 

"Nicholas Stanyhurst." 

Membrane 5. 

5. King's letter to the Lord Deputy directing Walter Pepparte, 
one of the Gentlemen Ushers of the King's Chamber, to have a 
lease, in reversion, for 21 years, of the late Saint Mary's Abbey, 
by Dublin, and of the two Dullards townes, in the county of Kildare, 
the rectory of Tymoliiigbegge, in the same county, SlewMarge, 
alias Slewmarricke, in the county of Carlow, and the Priory of 
Glassecarrick, in the county of Wexford, with all their rights, both 



266 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 spiritual and temporal : To hold for the term of ;i years, at the rent 

Edw. VI. he at present pays ; and as the farms of Slewniarge and Glascarrick 

arc situate in ])laces most part waste, "ami daily service there reijui- 

sitc to be done," the J)e[)uty and Counsel are directed to take order 
that the said Walter, or his assigns, may (|uielly possess ami enjoy 
the lands, as well during the continuance of his present lease as 
during the lease in reversion, without any kind of exaction or imposi- 
tion other than the rent ])roperly payable — GreeiiU'ych,June 24, 6°. 

6. Letter from the Lords of the Council in Euglaud, to the Lord 
IV^puty and Council of Ireland, stating that John Goldsmithe, 
Clerk of the Counsel, having requested from the King a gift, in fee 
sim])le, of the late church of Saint Tullocks, in Dublin, parcel of 
the late house of Augustine's, beside Bristol, consisting of a church, 
with the tenements, orchards, gardens, and other a]>])urtenauce 
now in his possession : Ilis Majesty, desirous to gratify him, in 
consideration of his long service, directs that a survey be made of 
the po.ssession8 of the said church, and the extent thereof, to bo 
certified to his Majesty ; and, in the meantime, the Council aro 
directed to grant him a lease of the late Frier's lionse in Wicklow 
of which he has now the custodiam, for the term of 21 years, at the 
usual rent. 

"To our loving friend Sir James Croft, knight. Lord Deputy of 
the realm of Ireland, and the rest of the Commissioners there." 

Your loving friends, 

Thomas Ely, Cane. Winchester. Bcdfonl. 

William I'etro. T. Darcy. E. Col.ham. 

John Masone. A. Wyngfield. Phelyp Iloby. 

Robert Bowes. John Cooke. 

Greenwyche, Juiie 25, 1552. 

Membrane 6. 

7. King's letter directing a grant to be made to Sir Maurice Fitz- 
Gerald of the bridge of Bealyne, in 0'Dcmi)sye's country, an<l the 
boat thereunto belonging, with all the lands, tenements, ami rents 
appertaining, of the yearly value of .£7 2,s. sterling ; To hold to 
liini, his heirs, and assigns for ever, without any rent, upon con- 
dition that lie shall build a castle at one end of the bridge, and a 
tower at the other, for its protection and maintenance. — WeslmiuMer, 
April 22, 6°. 

8. Concordatum made by the Lords Commissioner.' ; reciting that, 
njion surrender of the late monastery of St. .Iidin the Baptist, in 
()iinond, they assigned a competent pension to Teigo O'Meare, late 
Prior of the house ; but as the lands are now set to his Majesty's 
use, according to the survey, ami as William O'Kiioricke and 
Donald O'Thole, late canons, appear to bo very jioor men, having no 
niaiincr of living, it is agreed that they shall have the yearly stipend 



I552-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 267 

of £1 6s. 8d. each, during tlie King's pleasure, or until some other 6 
provision be made for them, and which sum shall be paid them by Edw. VI. 
the farmers of the monastery. 

Thomas Cusake, Cane. Thomas Lokewood, Dean. 

John Travers. Ralphe Bagenall. 

Edward Basnet. P. Barnewall, M. Rolls. 
;<ept. 18, 6°. 

9. Concordatum made by the Lords Commissioners, in considera,- 
tion of the surrender of the late monastery of Saint John the 
Baptist, in Ormond, by Teige O'Meare, late prior, and Mathew 
O'Meare, Gustos of Thome in Orniond, whereby they grant to Teige 
a pension of £10 a-year, and to Mathew, £4 a-ycar; To hold dur- 
ing pleasure. To be paid by the farmers of the monastery. 

Ralphe Baggenall. Thomas Lokwood, Dean. 

Thomas Cusake, Cane. James Bathe. Baron. 

G., Dublin. P. Barnewall, M. Rolls. 

Gerald Aylmer, Justice. 
Walerford, Aiml 30, 6°. 

Membrane 7. 

10. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, appointing Hugh Goodacre, 
Bachelor of Divinity, to the Archbishoprick of Armagh. — Westmin- 
ster, Oct. 28, 6°. 

11. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, appointing John Bale, 
Professor of Divinity, to the Bishoprick of Ossory, requiring him to 
be received as a man highly commended. — Westminster, Oct. 22, 6°. 

Alemhrane 8. 

12. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, directing a grant to be made in 
reversion to Andrew Wyse, Vice-Treasurer, in consideration of hisgood 
and faithful services, of the site and demesne lands of the late religious 
house of Beeketif, in the county of Meath, now in the tenure of one 
Scurloke, for 16 years yet to come, at the yearly rent of .£53 6s. id.; 
To hold to him and his heirs for ever, in capite, j)rovided he shall 
answer at the time of sealing of his patent for such sum of money 
as will amount to the value of the premises at 22 years' purchase. — 
Wilton, Sept. I, 6°. 

1 3. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, directing a lease for 2 1 years 
in reversion to be made to Edward Sutton, of the late hospital of St. 
John of Ardie, in the county of Louth, now in the tenure of John 
Plunket and Thomas Walshe, for a term of years yet une-xpired; in 
consideration of his being deprived of the office of Surveyor-General, 
to which he had been nominated by the Lord Deputy, subsequent 
to the appointment of Michael Fitz-William to that office by the 
King. — Hauhnake, Av^. i, 6°. 



268 PATENT AiND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 Memhrane 9. 

Edw^I. j^ King's letter to the Lord Deputy, directing a grant in fee-simple 
to be made to the Baron of Dclvin, in consideration of his good and 
faithful service, and to encourage him in its continuance, of tlie 
manors of Bclgarde and Eower, in tlie county of Westnicatli, ad- 
joining the borders of the O'lleylie's country, together with the 
markets and customs of the markets of Power and Tem]>loton ; the 
late religious house or iiriory of the Holy Island in the Annalye, 
amongst the Irishmen called the OFerralls, with all the lands belong- 
ing thereto, now held by the Paron by lease dated 23r<l August, 6°. 
Also the late religious house called Granard in the Annal^-e; rent 
£35 sterling. — WeslmiKster, Noi\ 10, 6°. 

15. King's letter to the Lord Deputy and Council, directing a grant 
to be made in fee-simple to James Sedgrave, of Dublin, merchant, 
of the late nunnery called the Hoggs, with the possessions thereof, 
in the city and franchises of Dublin, and Regart, belonging to tlie 
said nunnery, of the yearly value of £7 i6s. ; the precinct and mills 
of the late hospital of St. John's, without the Newgate, with the ap- 
purtenances, of the yearly value lio 2s. io^,(7. sterling; the lato 
hospital of St. John's by Drogheila, with the lanils and possessions 
thereof, of the yearly value £6 13.'!. 4'/. ; the possessions of the late 
prebend and town of Timothane, witii all the sjdritualities and tem- 
IKinilities, of the yearly value I'lo 4^. sirf. ; 1 messuage and a 
little farm in Ballifermotc, yearly value !■]>!. g^'l.; Pallybyn, Pally- 
kcroke, yearly value .£4 2.s. ; Ballyhake, yearly value £1 15s. 8d. ; 
Bertrameston, the Rathe and Hawkenston, of the yearly value £4 ; 
Clarcston, of the yearly value £,5 : and Myckenston, of the j'carly 
value £3 3s. sterling; amounting in the whole to the yearly value 
of £53 i86-. (Ji'^- ! '" payment for which lands after the rate of 
20 years' purchase, he is to he allowed £800, by him and liis 
neighbours paid for the King's use, and the balance is to be paid 
before the feast of Easter, in ready money ; To hold in fee-simple, 
at a rent of £2 1 1«. g^d. sterling. — Windso); Sept. 26, 6°. 

Membrane 10. 

16. King's letter to Sir James Crofte, Lord Deputy, and the 
Council of Ireland : 

By the King. 

" Right trustie and well beloved, wc greet you well ; Whereas 
for certain considerations us and onr Council moving, we have pre- 
sently appointcil j'ou our Deputy to make j-our repcarance to our 
presence, wee Ictt you wittc tiiat like as we mynde not to deteyne 
vou longer here then for neccssitie of our service in that our realme 
shall bo thouglit requisite, so considering that as well by the order 
of our laws and antiint usages an<l customs of that our realme. some 
must be nominated to supply the ]ilace of chief govermcnt during 
the absence of yon, our sjiid Deputie, wc liave resolved to appoint 



1552.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 269 

you Sir Thomas Cusake, knight, Lonlo Chiincellur of that our realnie, 6 

ami Sir Gerald Ayliner, knight, Chief Justice of our Bench, to ^^w. VI. 
supjilv ami occupy jointly the place of Lonl Justice in the govern- 
ment of that our realnie during our said Deputy's ahsence, with 
like authority, jurisdiction, and pre-cniiuence, as any other Lord 
Justice or Justices in time of vacation or iu absence of the Deputy 
have or in that our realme ought to have: therefore our pleasure is 
that you, being assembled together iu Couuseill, according to the laws 
provided in that behalf, shall not only proceed to the nominating 
and election of the said Lord Chancellor and Chief Justice of 
the Bench to the room aforesaid, but also before the departing 
or coming thens of you our Deputy, such good and substantial 
orders may be taken and established for the stay of all incon- 
veniences and continuance of quiet and good order in all parts of 
our realme, as by your wisdomes may seem requisite." — Westminster, 
AW. 7, 6°. 

17. Memorandum. — "That where the King's Majestic, by his 
Grace's letters patents under his Grace's greate seale of Inglamle, did 
heretofore constytute Sir James Crofte, knyglite, one of the Gentle- 
men of his Jlajestie's Privy Chamber, his Deputie in and of his High- 
ness's realme of Irelando, who the ivth of this present moneth shippid 
at Howith, and flrom thens sailed into Englando, according to his 
Highnes pleasure, where he now remaynethe, whereby this realme of 
Irelaude is destytute and voyde of a Lorde Justice and heade Go- 
vernor. Therefor Sir Thomas Cusake, knighte, Lorde Chancellor 
of the said realme, according a statute in this case provyded, and the 
anciente custome and usage of the saide realme of Ireland, directed 
forth the King's severall writtes to assemble all the Lordes and 
King's Couusayllours inhabiting iu everie the shires of the said 
realme to be at Dublin this daye. And we whose names are here- 
unto subscribed, making oure appearance accordinglie, and the same 
Lord Chanccllour assembling us in Counsayll, at Christ's Church, 
in Dublin, have, by oure assente according oure saidSovereigne Lord 
the King's Majestie's pleasure, signified unto us by his Grace's letters, 
signed withe his Grace's hands, beringe date at Westminster, the 
viith of November laste paste, directed to the said Lord Deputie 
andus,whiclie letters are iurolled in the Rolls of his Grace's Chauncerie 
of Ireland, elected and chosen the same Sir Thomas Cusake, knighte, 
Lord Chancellor, and Sir Gerald Aylmer, knighte, Chiefe Justice of 
the King's Majestie's Chiefe Bencho in Ireland, jointlie to be Justice 
and hede Governour of the realme during the King's Majestie's plea- 
sure ; and of that roulme letters patents to be made, sealed, and de- 
livered to them under his Grace's greate seale of his said realme of 
Ireland, by authoritie of the statute aforesaid, and according his 
hieghnes' former pleasure ; to have, exercise, holde, supplie, and en- 
joye the saide roulme of Justice and heede Governor during our 
Sovereigne Lorde the King's pleasure. Given at Dublin under 
the testimony of our owen handes the sixte of December, the sixte 



270 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 yerc of the reignc of oui-c saiJe Sovereignc Lorde King Edwanlc 
Edw. VI. the Sixte. 

Thomas Luttrell, Justice. Eiiwarde, Meath. 

Andrew Wise. Jenico, Viscount of Qormanstown. 

James H;ith, Baron. T. ff. B. of Shine. 

John Travcrs. P. Barnewall, Lorde of T. 

Edwanle Basnet. Raphe Bagenall. 

Thomas Liikwoode, Deane. John Alcu. 

G. Dublin. 

18. By virtue of t lie preceding warrant, Sir Thomas Cusako and Sir 
Gerahl Ayhner olitaineil letters patent of the olfice of Lord Justice 
of Ireland, which said letters patent were read according to custom 
in the Church of the Holy Trinity, and delivered to them — Xo 
date. 

19. Decree of James, Earl of Desmond, and Sir Gcr.ald Aylmer, 
Lord Justice, in hehalf of John and Richard Anglyshe, of Ball^'ina- 
waugher, in the county of Tippcrary, f;ent., and others of their sept, 
who complained to the King's Commissioners thai " tliey and their 
ancestors, time out of mind, were free from all tributes and exac- 
tions that any of the Bourkcs, from Cashell to Greano, should 
demand of them ; but that one William Bourke Fitz-Tybbott, of Bal- 
lyntogane, in the same county, contrary to right, cessed their lands 
with all manner of extortions, like other lands under his jurisdietion ; 
the Commissioners having proceeded with the examination of the 
matter, on tlio testimony of the Earl of Tiiomond, and divers 
credible and honest persons, and finding the said Anirlishes and 
other their sept and nations' lands, as Solchoytc and Monysheane 
Twiny, to have been in the peaceable possession of the Brians, like as 
they had Onaglit for the space of fifty years, and bore no kind of 
charge to any man, but one mark in the year to the chief lord 
of the I'urkos, from Caythell to Limerick, and the cess of the 
Qalloglass, called Cyndulfe, according the quantity of the lamls, till 
lately the King entered in the said Onaghtand other lands, pertain- 
ing to the Bryans, this side the Synane ; ordered ami decreed, 
that the said John and Hicliard Anglishc and the rest of their sept 
and nation, in tlie said Solehotte and Moynyantwny, ami iMaster 
Derby Ryane, of Solchoyte, and their lands ami '' Mewmycantwany" 
were under the rule of the Bryens ami his nation, and under 
M'VValter before him ; and now they and their successors are to he 
under the King's Majesty in the said "Onaghte;" in his grace's 
name, enjoining William Bourke Fitztybote not to charge or bur- 
den the .said Solchoyte ancl Monereanc-twync with any kind of 
exactions in future." 

James Desmond. John Bath, the King's Sergeant. 

Gerald Aylmer, Justice. 

— April 26, 6° Edward VI. 



1552-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 271 

Membrane 11. 6 

Edw. VI. 
20. Charter of Limerick : inspectinir and confirniiug Charter of 

King John who, whilst he was Lord of Irehiud and Earl of Moreton, 
before lie assumed the reigns of the kingdom of England, granted to 
the citizens all the liberties and free customs which the citizens of 
Dublin, by any Charter of the Kings of England, used or enjoyed, 
as by a certain in(juisition taken before GeofTry de Geneville, late 
Justiciary of Ireland, more fully appeared; and having read the 
Charter of Dublin, sent to him for that purpose, and that all 
doubt and ambiguity contained in any former patents might be 
wholly removed, granted, amongst other privileges, that no citizen 
should be impleaded, without the walls of the city, of any plea 
except of the exterior tenements which do not belong to the hun- 
dred ; that they should be acquitted of inurder within the bounds 
of the city, and that no citizen engage in duel on any appeal which 
should be made against him, but should clear himself by the oaths of 
40 lawful men ; that no one should keep an inn within the walls by 
assize or livery of the marshal, contrary to the will of the citizens ; 
that they should be quit of toll, lastage, pontage, passage, and from 
all other customs throughout the King's land and dominions ; that 
no citizen should be amerced in money, unless according to the law 
of the hundred, that is to say, by the forfeiture of 40s., of which one 
moiety should be remitted and the other given " in miserecordia," 
except the assize of bread, beer, and watches, which are of 
2s. 6(7., whereof a moiety should be remittal and the other moiety 
given " in miserecordia;" that the hundred should beheld in the 
city every week, and that in no plea can any one plead by "mes- 
keninghani," and that they might justly have their landj^, tenures, 
and securities throughout the entire land and dominion, and 
distrain their debtors in Limerick ; and concerning the lands and 
tenures which are within the city, they should hold them rightly, 
according to the custom of the city; and of the debts which are 
accommodated and of the securities given in the city, pleas may be 
held there according to custom, saving the pleas belonging to the 
Crown; and if anyone throughout the King's land or dominion 
should take any thing of the citizens and refuse to restore it after 
he should have been required so to do, he should be taken in distress 
at Limerick, and compelled to make restitution ; that no foreign 
merchant should buy within the city from any stranger, any corn, 
leather, or wool, but only from the citizens ; and that no stranger 
should keep a wine shop in the city, but only in a ship, reserving, 
however, to the Crown, out of every ship that should thither come 
with wine, two hog.sheads, one before and the other behind the mast, 
for 40s. ; that no foreign merchant should sell cloth in the city, nor 
delay with his wares but for 40 days; that no citizen should be 
distrained for any debt, whether he be debtor or security ; that they 
might marry themselves, their sons and daughters, without the licence 
of their lords, and that none of their lords, on account of their 
exterior tenures, should have the custody or donation of their sons 



■^T2 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552- 

6 or daughters, but only the custody of the tenements which are of 

Edw. VI. their fee ; that they mij,'ht have all their guiMs as the burgesses of 

Bristol are accustomed to have ; that no citizen should he compelled 

to replevin, unless he wishes it liiinself, altliough he be ilwellins; on 
his own land; and that neither the Templars nor the llosjiitallers 
should have any man or messuage acquitted of the common customs 
of the city, unless one only; that they might every year elect a 
mayor, who should be faithful to llie King an<l to the rule of the city; 
and that the citizens might have all the tenures appertaining to the 
city to dispose of at their will, with the common assent of the 
citizens, as in messuages and buildings upon the water and else- 
where, wheresoever they be within the liberty, to be held in free 
burgage, that is to sa}% by landgable service, and that every of 
them might improve himself by building on the bank, and might have 
all their lands and waste places in the liberty to be built on for the 
advantage of the citizens; that they might hold a fair in every j'ear 
at Limerick, to continue for 15 days, to wit, on the vigil, feast, and 
morrow of St. James the Apostle, and for 12 days f<dlowing, unless 
that fair be to the injury of other neighbouring fairs ; and tiie King 
prohibits any person from disturbing or vexing the citizens. — Feb. 
4, 20°. Witnesses, the venenible fathers R . Bishop of Bath and Wells, 
\V. Bishop of .... Edward our Brother. William our Uncle, 
E. de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, E. Hertford, Henry de Lacy, Earl 
of Lincoln, William de Bello Campo, Earl of Warwycke, and many 
others. The Charter (Edward Vl.l, after reciting several other 
grants to the corporation, in consideration of the charges an<l ex- 
penses incurred by the citizens, and as they were always faithful, 
ready, and oliedient, and as the city was situate in a position 
favourable for resisting the Irish enemies, ratifies and confirms all 
the privileges, pre-eminences, an<l acc|uittances which they ever 
possessed or enjoyed, although those privileges and royalties were 
ever ill used, abused, or non-used. — Ftb. 20, 2°. 

Membrane 14. 

21. Pardon of Thadeus M'Dermot, alias Teige Dermot, of Castle 
Warrine, in the county of Kilkenny, husbandman. — Jan. 21, 6°. 

22. Pardon of James Nugent, of Clonemore, Gerald Fay, of Dir- 
renegaghe, William Nugent, of .Jcdinston, Thonuw Nugent, of Tefe- 
renane, Gcoffry Fav, of Tromre, Redmond Fay, of Comertone, Robert 
Fay, of Carolanston, Rii hard Fay, of Glcaydain, Peter Delanuire, 
of l{alhas|)icke, James Ledwiche, of Joliaiistun, Gerald Leilwicb, 
Meiler Ledwirlic, William Ledwiche, all of the same ]>hice, Robert 
Uriell, of Comenston, liorseman ; Manys M'Cagane, of Favrane 
Cochery, James M'Cagane, all of itie same, kerns ; F<lm\ind Uoldinp, 
of Ballentulchane, Walter Fitz-Symons, of Hiltone, and Robert Fitr- 
Synionde, of Annagh, horseman. — Jun. 28, 6°. 

23. Grant of English liberty to William Nyhill, Clerk, of the Irish 
oatiuu. — Jan. 2-„ 6°. 



I552-] CHAXCERT, IRELAND. 273 

24. Grant of Eng-lish liberty to Donat M'Tirelagli Trriene, of 6 
Killecomer, in the county of Waterford, and Comelins M'Teige Ed«'- ■^• 
M'Donell, chaplain. — Jan. 23, 6^. 

25. Pardon of .John Bntler Filz-Richard, of Ballyqnen, in the 
county of Wexford, Edward, James, and Peter Fitz-Richard, of the 
same. — Jan. 28, 6°. 

26. Pardon of Edward Dempsey, of the county of Kildare, gent., 
and Dennott Karwell M'Donell Oge. — Jan. 25, 6^. 

27. Pardon of Nicholas O'Hyke. — Jan. 28, 6". 

28. Grant of English liberty to 'William O'HerraU, chaplain, 
Comelins O'Cofey, William OTlahysse, John O'Madden, Edward 
O'Fyn, llaurice O'Coghlane, Maurice O'iladden, John O'Halpeny, 
Eugene O'Heffemane, Mathew M'Brene. Maurice M'Brene, and 
John Hallorane, chaplain. — JTeh. 2, 6°. 

29. Grant of English liberty to Maurice Mallone. — Jan. 4, 6'. 

30. Grant of English liberty to Donald O'Bian, Vicar of Bally- 
hellan. — Ftb. 5, 6^. 

31. Grant of English liberty to Fergald Oge M'Ferra M'Donoghe 
M'Donell, chaplain.— /"fS. 5, 6°. 

32. Grant of English liberty to Comelins O'Hagane, of Fynnor, 
Waterford county, chaplain. — So date. 

Membrane 15. 

33. Pardon of John Fitz- William, of Donnohill, in the county of 
Tipperarv, and Theobald Haket. of Mealdrome, in the same county. 
—Feb. 18, 6=. 

34. Pardon of Patrick Stanley, of Dnndalt, in the county of 
Louth, and Walter Stanley, of the same, merchants, — Mar. 3, 6^. 

35. Pardon of William M'Shane, of Bowane, in the county of 
Tipperary. — Mar. 3, 6". 

36. Pardon of Ferdoroghe O'Brenane, John O'Brenane, Dermot 
OErenane, Patrick M'Donoghe Boy O'Brenane, Donald O'Ferroll 
O'Brenane, William M'Shane O'Hennons, Donoghe M'Teige Teige 
M'DonyU O'Brenane, William M'Shane O'Brenane, Finne M'Shane 
O'Costogine, David M'Gillepatricke, GUleraow M'Teige, Donosh 
M' William, and John O'Brenane, kerns Mar. 21, 6". 

37. Pardon of Terence M'Shane M'Owene, Donoghe M"'Shane 
M'Owene, Donald M'Lex M'Connell, Donoghe M'Gillepatrick 
M'Owene, of Slemerge, Moriertaghe M'GUIepairick, Donoghe Boo 
M-Donell, John M'Donneli, Donald More O'Kelly, and Patrick 
M'Owene, kerns. — Mar. 21, 6^ 

T 



274 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 38. Pardon of William M'Teige M'Kcajrliano, of Glanbiire; Joliana 

Edw. VI. Fitz-Joliii, his wife ; Peter Power, of Balleskanlaue, horseman ; 

John Banc M'Teifre Evoroghe, Moriarty M'Teige Evoroghe, and 

■William Rioghe M'Keaghane. — Mar. 18, 6°. 

39. Pardon of Edward O'Mulloy, idleman ; Terence M'Enyno, 
and Johanna ny Vanus, his wife — Aiiril 5, 6°. 

40. Pardon of Katharine Birmynghani, wife of Christopher Plun- 
ket, late of Downsoghley, widow — April 22, 6°. 

41. Pardon of Brian M'Charles O'Oonghorc, gent. — Feb. 6, 6°. 

42. Pardon of Thadeiis O'Drinaue, of Derreuegarraghe, in the 
county of Westmeath. — Jan. 13, 6°. 

43. Pardon of James Longe, of Ballynegarre, in the county of 
Kilkenny, husbandman; and Nicholas Longe, of the same, his 
brother.— J/a/-. 8, 6°. 

44. Pardon of William ^Vilford, gent. — Same date. 

45. Pardon of Bowling M'Donoghe Oge Kensealaghe, Charles 
M'Ulasny, Mallaghlon Ballaghe, Charles Moriertaghe M'Douell, and 
Felomy M'Rosse, kerns. — /V6. 23, 6°. 

46. Pardon of Dallaghe O'Doroghce, of Coell Isell ; Gerald O'Do- 
roghee, and John O'Boroghee, his sons Feb. 24, 6°. 

47. Pardon of William M'Molaghlene DuffeO'Whelane, of Ballin- 
loghe, kern; Dermot M'Molaghlene Dufl'e O'Whclane, of the same; 
Thadeus M'Donoghe M'Ke, of Ballya ; Maurice M'Piobert M'Walter 

Ballowe, of Ballynmolart ; and John M'Kichard M'Shano Mar. 

11,6°. 

Membrane 16. 

48. Pardon of Patrick M'Damore M'Moroglio, captain of Clone- 
denoghkill ; Donald M'.Moricrtaglic, Rector of Kilclicnyll ; Donald 
Rude, of Kilbriile, linsbandnian ; Tliad(Mis Fusko, of Ballyna. hus- 
bandman ; Hugh JL'Arte, of ])i]ughill, horsemau ; and Edward 
O'Fortill, of Monalostene, kern. — Mar. 10, 6°. 

49. Pardon of John Cantwcll, of Glynlioglioll ; Thomas Cantwell, 
of the same place ; John Cantwell, of Kylliele ; William Cantwell, 
of the same place; Richard Cantwcll, and Nichoias Cantwell, of 
tlic same place; Philip Pursoll, of Ballychurcho; Florence Shidey, 
of Kylleue, in the county of Tij)pcrary. — May 8, 6°. 

50. Pardon of Nicholas Keting, of Ballynemo ; Neny Keting, 
Edward Keting, Walter Keting, all of the same, in the county of 



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Tipperary ; Uounel Taylour, of Galmorestou, in the couuty of Kil- 6 
dare, tailor April 12, 6°. Edw. VI. 

51. Pardon of Donald Jl'Oene Ofielane, Nicholas Fitz-Richard 
Offelane, Edward Fitz-Richard Power, and John M'Oene. — May 6, 6°. 

52. Pardon of Donald O'Connor, Rosse M'Quyne O'Connor, Rory 

M'Teige, One O'llewerane, Maurice O'Dowrane, Rosse M'Morgho, 
Leassagh M'Morgho, Edward 0'Molane,OueM'Edraond. — Same date. 

53. Pardon of Thomas Fitz-Richard Fitz-Thomas, of Island Hob- 
bock, in the county of Waterford, gent. — Mai/ 5, 6°. 

54. Pardon of Briene O'Binie, alias Brane O'Birne, alias Brene 
Ultaghe, of Belgart, Dublin county, yeoman ; John Talbot, of the 
same, yeoman ; Patrick O'Oyne, and Thadeus O'Dwlene, both of 
the same, horsekeepers. — Jlai/ 6, 6°. 

55. Pardon of Oliver Morese, of Ballyneknok, kern ; Ellen Morese, 
wife of Thomas Laifane, of Nowane, in the county of Tipperary. — 
May 14, 6°. 

56. Pardon of Thadeus and Donatus O'Briene, sons of the late 
Earl of Thoniond ; Mathew O'Brene, horseman, John O'Doweley, 
William O'Tiene, Cornelius O'Tiene, and Dermot Roo O'Breene 
M'Coughore O'Eyne. — Saine date. 

57. Pardon of Thomas Meagher, of Clare, horseman ; Teige Oge 
O'Kelly, of Colmane, husbandman. — May 9, 6°. 

58. Pardon of Hugh Roo O'Nolane. — Same date. 

59. Pardon of William Brabazon, knight. Vice Treasurer, and 
Thomas Lockwodde, Dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, 
within the city of Dublin — May 26, 6°. 

60. Pardon of Charles M'Geralde Cavanagh, of Rower, Kilkenny 
couuty, gent. ; Donald M'Geralde, Kerhino M'Geralde, Maurice 
M'Geralde, Donatus M'Geralde, Charles Malachy O'Dorane, William 
Duffe M'Donoghe, Richard Fitz-Oore Fitz-David, Walter Rothe 
Fitz-Piers M'Cronye, and Richard Bretnaghe, of Ballyhenry. — May 
27, 6°. 

61. Pardon of David Ard Fitz-Richard and William Moylle 
O'Flynne, of Rosgerlone, in the county of Wexford. — May 27, 6°. 

Membrane 17. 

62. Pardon of Dermot O'Hogane, of Meilerston ; Donatus More 
O'Hogane, of Priorston ; Richard Meyled, of Meyledston ; Bernard 

T 2 



276 PATENT AXD CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

* ODonell. of Meilerston ; Neil CDonell. of the same ; Hugh John 
X^w- VL O'lXinelL of Coartesion : Philip John Fitz-Morice Power, of Conr- 
raghmore : John Prendercaste, John Roiihe Frendercaste, of Kilmy- 
nine ; Richard Fiu-Piers Butler, of Slane ; EJwaril Eetinge Fiu- 
Thomas. of Addnan ; Kennedy nj Conoghore O'Lonoregane. Thomas 
MK/onghore O'Looeregane, Thadeas O'Hogane, — Junt 4, 6°. 

63. PaidoD of James Yeldone,. — June 25. 6^. 

64- Budon of Donatos CCowrichane. — June 25, 6°. 

65. Pardon of Dennot John nj Quin, Edward O'Fljne, and 
Donald OTlync^uiur 24, 6=. 

66. I^rdon of Thomas Trodee, of the Irishtown of Kilkenny, 
glover ; Owen O'Donvll. of the same ; Ellen ny Cunane, alias 
Elene ny Qaerrene. aaJ Johanna, alias James Fits-Gerald, of the 
same place, sin^lewomen.— ./line 26, 6". 

67. Pardon of Moriertagh O'More. — June 27, 6°. 

68. Pardon of Thomas Rossell, of Athbov, apprentice, — Jttne 
28, 6°. 

69. Pardon of Donald DnSe M'Edmond, and Donogho Dofie 
M'Edmonde, of Garrane, horseman June 27, 6°. 

70. Pardon of Arthor Cavanaghe, late of Monevore, gent. — Ju»e 
27,6=. 

71. Pardon of Donald CHikey, of Cloghnogane, horseman; 
Nelan M'Prior OTfeyle, Eu^ne M'Arte O'Xeyle, Donald O'Xeyle, 
M'Prior William M"Ane, Jlaorice O'Sower Conor M'William 
O'Xeyle, William M'D-jnojhe O'Xeyle, Charles M'Maurice Cara- 
nagbe, Eugene Duffe M'Teige, Moyle O'Neyle, Thadeas 21*006 
O'Xeyle, and Arthur M'Prior OXeyle. — Jaly 2, 6'. 

72. Pardon of Patrick Boy, of Ballyroben — June 29, 6°. 

73. Pardon of E>lward M'Firre, Hubert MTirre, Iwrine David 
MHxillepktricke O'More, Gillemewe M"Teige O'Meagher, Corke 
M'e ny Keogfao, Dermot M'One Iwrine, Connor M'Rory O'Ower, 
John M'Bory M'Love, and John MTeige O'Brene. — Tune 28, 6=". 

74. Pardon of Patrick Ennoee, kte of Eyidrogh, gmith. — Jume 
8,6°. 

75. Pardon of Jo«eph Bretnazhe Fitz-James, of .\);h(addey; 
John Bretnaghe Fitz Richard, of Ballvntle; Richard M'Harry Der- 
mot Bretnagh, of the aame ; William £>afie Bretnaghe, Fitz-Richard 



155-'.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 277 

Edward Holing Fitz-Janies, of Dangene bege ; Richard Hory Fitz- 6 

David, of Ballybarper ; Robert Oge, of Ballytrasney ; Peter Welsley, Edw. VI. 
of Niculston. — June 22, 6°. 

76. Pardon of Edward O'Broghe, of Clonmell ; and Michael, John, 
and Agnes, his children. — Same date. 

Membrane 18. 

77. Pardon of Patrick M'Donoghe, late of Stalorgane, in the 
county of Dublin, husbandman. — June 8, 6°. 

78. Pardon of Dermot O'Leane, of Ratheculvene, Kildare county, 
cottier; and Ellen ny Byrne, his wife. — June 8, 6°. 

79. Pardon of Peter O'Hedyane, of Fethard, merchant — June 
t8, 6°. 

80. Pardon of Donatus M'Collenane. — Ilai/ 29, 6°. 

81. Pardon of Donald O'Hikey, Neilan M'Prore O'Nele, Eugene 
M'Arte O'Nele, Donatus ONele, M'Priore William M'Arte, Morgho 
O'Fower, Connor M'William O'Nele, William M'Donogho O'Nele, 
Charles M'Morice Kavanaghe, Eugene Duft'c, M'Teige Moylle O'Nele, 
Thadeus M'One O'Nele, Arthur M'Priore O'Nele. — June 4, 6°. 

82. Pardon to Laurence Taffe Fitz-William, and Donogho O'Hoine, 
in the county of Louth June 4, 6°. 

83. Pardon of Thadeus O'Bannane, of Kyltubbred, husbandman. 
— Same date. 

84. Pardon of Donatus O'More O'MoUaghlene — June ig, 6°. 

85. Pardon of Terence M'Lyse O'Molloghlen, Liesaghe M'Tirre- 
lagh 0'Mollaghlen,Conne M'Lieshe O'MoUagbene, Carbery M'Lieshe, 
Leinaghe M'Conne, John M'Enogle, and Thadeus O'Leighlene. — 
June 19, 6°. 

86. Pardon of Margery, wife of Molsheaghlene O'MoUaghlene — 
Same date. 

87. Pardon of Charles O'Birne, of Drogheda, butcher — June 10, 6°. 

88. Pardon of Conly M'Keagane, of Monerathe, in Kylmaliege — 
Oct. 27, 6°. 

89. Pardon of Donatus, son of Thadeus M'Bryane, of Villatras- 
neye, Dermot, son of Donald Hogane, Joseph Briche, Maurice 
Owre, Kenedy Tirrell, and Finns M'Clanagh — Oct. 25, 6°. 



278 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

6 90. Pardon of Mahon Oge O'lleire, of Keargho ny Clohy — Oct. 

E(iw. VI. 26, 6°, 

91. Pardon of Connac O'Kyllene, of Ballymore, in the county of 
Kildaro, galloglas. — Oct. 23, 6°. 

92. Pardon of William Fitz James, gent. — Oct. 4, 6°. 

Membi-ane 19. 

93. Pardon of Thomas Kcrvano, of Little Grange ; Rory 
O'Kuowell, of the same; llickirde Tirrcl ; M' William Tirrel; Connor 
M'Shanneley, of Korenstou ; Nicholas Tirrel, of the same; and 
Henry Sarsfl'clde, of Plattcnc.— Oc^ 20, 6°. 

94. Pardon of Rojcr Broke, Chief Captain of the Fort of Den- 
gheno ; Maurice M'Sliane, Patrick M'Sliane, Brian Charles Doyne, 
Gerald M'Shane, and Dcrmot M' James, of Ofl'ayley, kerns. — iVov. 
8, 6°. 

95. Pardon of Maurice Nugent, of Tenekyll ; John M'Nicholas, 
of Clony; and David Droghane. — Nov. 28, 6°. 

96. Pardon of Charles Walslie, of Shangane, kern ; and Thomas 
Walslie, of Old Courte, horsekeeper, alias Thomas M'Kichard Moylle. 
—Nov. 30, 6°. 

97. Pardon of Faghno Lee, Donatus M'Lex, Philip Boye, David 
Miciiell, Patrick Donatus lloo, Donahl O'Dowlene, Tiiadcus O'llennes 
Killernow, William M'Costycke, William Bege O'llcnnose, kerns, 
and William O'Horrans, of Kilkenny, tiler. — Nov. 30, 6°. 

98. Pardon of Agnes Kerdyfl'e, of Drogheda, spinster. — Same 
date. 

99. Pardon of Patrick Wliebane, and Barnaby Carragb M'Connell, 
of Drogheda, labourers, — Aug. 25, 6° 

100. Pardon of William Phillips, Archdoaeon of Ferns, in the county 
of Wexford ; Tlinmas ])i'vcn)s, treasurer ; William Dcveros, Hector 
of Whitodiurch; (iorald Power, Hector of Dromyne ; Robert Cliewer, 
Prclion<lary of Killii;;h ; lialtiiazer Butler, Rector of Tainiiairrc; 
AViliiam Deveros, Hector of KylkcvaTic ; Thomas .Synnotto, Vicar of 
JIalninkaue ; Niciiolas Codde, Vicar of Carne ; .Tames Mcilcr, Vicar 
of Culstuffe; Hoi)ert Hotiie, Vicar of Feddert ; James Tobcno, Rector 
of Olilrosse ; Stephen Hay, Rector of Dowuehawney ; .John Iler- 
mane. Rector of Hamacknyo ; .John Dene, Rector of Kylgarvaiio ; 
ami William Pursell, Hector of Fetbiert — Same date. 



1552.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 279 

loi. Pardon of John M'Donoghe, of Hayshadgarde, in the county 6 

of Wexford, kern — Sept. 26, 6". Edw.VI. 

102. Pardon of Derniot M'William M'Craghe, of Waterford, tailor j 
and Maurice O'Crahinny, of Cork, turner. — Aiiff. 7, 6°. 

103. Pardon of Thomas Howrene, of thelrishton of Kilkenny, and 
Anastacia Savadge, his wife; Robert Fitz-Piers Sliortal],and Walter 
Fitz-Piers Shortall, of Quinger, husbandman ; Richard Fitz-Teige 
M'Egovene, of Radeneure, James Fitz-Teige M'Egovene, and John 
Fitz-Teige M'Egovene, husbandmen, all of the same place. — A''ov. 
27, 6°. 

104. Pardon of Dermot M'Keogho, of Borecoyllene, idleman. — 

Kov. 25, 6°. 

105. Pardon of Donat O'Thole, Donat M'Wone Roo, Donat MEd- 
mond, Donat O'Feolan, and Edward DufFe, kerns. — JVov. 20, 6°. 

106. Pardon of Fergananyine M'Cahill O'Kelleye, of Knowkne- 
line, horseman ; Richard Geankighe Forstall, of Monghore, horse- 
man ; James Moyll Forstall, of Caher, horseman ; Richard M'Shane 
Butler, of Old Rosse, horseman ; Walter Forestall, of Ballnutle, 
kern; Redmond Forstall, of Hoyston, kern; Donald M'Edmond 
Cavanaghe, horseman; Arte M'Cure, of Drinane, horseman ; Richard 
Baron, of Mountgarret, horseman ; Walter Baron, of Kyllange, 
horseman. — A'o!'. 20, 6°. 

Memhrane 20. 

107. Pardon of Donald M'Teige M'Vadoke, of Kynselagh, horse- 
man Same date. 

108. Pardon of Hubert FitzJames, of Dirre, in the county of 
Kildare, gent., and Thadeus Tomyne, of the same, horsekeeper. — 
Nov. 20, 6°. 

log. Pardon of James Mares ; Dermot Cahan, of Wexford ; and 
William Bretnaghe of the county of Kilkenny. — Nov. 20, 6°. 

no. Pardon of William Koaghe, of Waterford. — Nov. 20, 6°. 

111. Pardon of Rosse M'Liesigh, Kadico M'Lise, Mulrony Duffe 
M'Twy, and Dermot M'William, kerns. — Dec. 2, 6°. 

112. Pardon of Nicholas Heme, Captain, Anthony Cocloghe, 
Captain, Gabriel Blake Captain, John Mone, Richard Woods, 
Mathew Skelton, and Henry Davells — Same date. 

113. Pardon of David Nyxon, alias Dandy Nyxon, soldier. — 
Dec. 3, 6°. 



28o PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [155.'. 

6 114. Pardon of Bernard O'Couneirano, of Maglierconnagbte, 

Edw. VI. clerk ; Barnaby M'Garic, and Edward M'Uarie. — Dec. i 2, 6°. 

115. Pardon of Robert Shetlie, of Kilkenny, mercbant ; Nicholas 
Turner, of Wexford, merchant : William Sinnot, and Walter Turner, 
of the same, fishermen ; Alexander Roche, of Rocheland, gent., 
alias Alexander Roche, of Newcastle, gent. ; Robert Roche, of Bally- 
bogane, gent. ; Alexander Roche, of Newcastle, son of the said 
Alexander ; Brannc M'Caher Baeeagh, of Bayre, gent. — Dec. 2, 6°. 

116. Pardon of Donald M'Connell, Patrick M'Picrs, MoriertaghB 
M'Finene, Arthur M'Rosse, Ross M'Piers, Malrony DufTe, Derniot 
M'William, John Dorrc, Moroghe Rcagho, Edward Dulle O'Kellye, 
James Bo3'e, Ferdoroghc Roo, Connore M'Dermote, and Tbadeus 
M'Wony, kerns. — Dec. i, 6°. 

117. Pardon of Morgho O'Dolenc, of Ballencgowno ; Derniot 
O"])owlcne, of the same; Moriertaghe Bnissell, of Dirvyll, clerk ; 
and William Keating, of Kylcowne, gent. — Dec. 7, 6°. 

118. Pardon of Henry Wyse, Captain of the Fort of Lex, alias 
Henry Wyse, of Ballyknokane, in Lex, gent. ; Coniiell ogo M'Connell 
O'Morc ; Tirrell M'Shane M'Wony ; Douatus M'Shane M'Wony.— 
Dec. 7, 6°. 

119. Panlon of Thomas Fitz-William Coniene, of Watcrford, 
yeoman. — Ocl. 20, 6°. 

120. Pardon of Cork e O'Fayle. — Oct. 27, 6". 

121. Pardon of William Oge M'Thoma.s, of Ballenliussey ; Tliomas 
Balhiflo, of the same; Walter Ogo M'Waltcr, of Dirryclony; 
^Villiam Ilogane, of Kylfecleye ; John M'Rcdmonil, of Ballengraunt; 
John M'Tybolde, of the same ; William M'Sliano M'Conghore, 
of Cloylwogo ; Conghor M'Shane Jl'Connor ; Donogho M'Siiane 
M'Teige, of Ballcnlostene ; Teige O'Harnane, and Katherinc Bret- 
nagh, of Dublin. — Sov. 4, 6°. 

122. Pardon of Donald O'llidriscoll. — Xov. 13, 6°. 

123. Pardon of Thomas Waghano. — Jidi/ 17, 6°. 

Membrane 21. 

124. Grant to Andrew Wyse, esquire, Vice-Treasurer, in congider- 
ation of tiie sum of £1,380 i6.«. 7c/., Irish, of the monastery of Bec- 
tife, with the manor and lordohip, and all edifices, churches, belfry, 
cemetery, woods, ;,'arilens, meadows, pivsturcs, mills, an<l fishing 
weirs, in the county of Mesttli , the manor of Revaghe, in the county 
of Wc.ttmcatli, with court Iceland view of fniiik pleilgc, fairs, mar- 
kets, tolls, and customs, wards, messuages, ami cscljcats, ailvowsons, 
donationa, patronage ol churches, vicarages, rectories, and all things 



1553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 281 

spiritiuil arising out of tlio lands of Bfctife, alias Grange of Bectifo, ^ 
Soriboke, Claiilaglie, Ballgill, alias Grange of Eallgill, Ballradaglie, Etlw. VI. 
alias Grange of Ballradaglie, Douloglie, alias Dielogli, Clonocnyllen, 
alias the Grange of Clonecoyellen, the two Balbrois, alias Grange of 
Balbroy, Mouketon near Trim, Balston, otherwise called Balsune, in 
the county of Meath ; Renaghan, alias Renaglie, in the county of 
Westmeath ; the rectories or chapels of Bectife and Cladaghe, with 
all the houses, edifices, churches, tithes, alterages, and oblations 
belonging to same; To hold for ever by knight's service, viz., by 
the service of one knight's fee, as scutage runs in Ireland : Rent, 
£4 5»'. ^d., Irish. — No date. 

Membrane 22. 

125. Grant to James Sedgrave, inconsideration of £1,078 i^s. lod. 
sterling, of the entire house, ambit, and prebend of the late monas- 
tery of the Hogges, near the city of Dublin, with all the churches 
and chapels, cemetery, orchards, gardens, lands, and rents thereto 
belonging ; and the townland of Ragarthe, iu the county of Dublin, 
rent £4 12s., the site, ambit, and precinct of the late liospital, 
priory, or religious house of St. John the Baptist, without the 
New Gate; a house, which was the chapel "Sancti Eligij," late in 
the occupation of Edmond Redmane ; the cemetery, with its appur- 
tenances ; a house, in which there were 50 beds for sick men, with 
a small piece of ground adjoining; a kitchen, with a curtilage, 
called Avanline, and other chambers and apartments, which were 
occupied by the prior of the hospital, and now in the occu- 
pation of Thomas Stephens, merchant; a house, called Lereverster, 
within the cemetery aforesaid, now iu the occupation of Patrick 
Eerdife, workman ; a house in the occupation of Richard Harroll, 
a house late in occupation of Richard Workenian ; a house in 
which the Abbot of Baltinglass, otherwise Walles, inhabited; 
a house in the occupation of Nicholas Bennett, merchant ; an 
orchard, near the mill ; a garden, in the occupation of Clement 
Curragh ; 3 water mills, with the water course: Rent, iis. 8d. 
The house, site, ambit, and precinct of the late hospital or priory of 
St. John the Baptist, near the town of Drogheda, with all the 
houses, edifices, chapels, churches, cemeteries, lands, tenements, 
tithes, alterages, oblations, and other hereditaments, as well tem- 
poral as spiritual, thereunto belonging ; and all the messuages and 
lands called St. Leonardes land, as well within the franchises of 
Drogheda as without; and the fields and hamlets of Curragh, in the 
parish of Grallaghe, alias Grallaghe, Grofty, Kyllertre, alias Killor- 
ton, Pryorton, and Lowthe : Rent, 15s. The prebend of Tymo- 
thane, with the lands and tithes belonging thereto, in the county of 
Meath ; Bertrameston, rent 2S. ; Clareston, rent 7.S. 8d. ; Myck- 
naneston, alias Meckenaneston, rent 4s. gd. ; Hawkenston, alias 
Hawekeston, rent 2s. ; the Rathe, rent 2s. 2d. ; Ballyhacke, rent, 
3.?. ; Ballybyne, aud Bailybroks, rent 6s. id., in the county of 
Meath ; and Ballyfermote, in the county of Dublin, rent is. 4c?. : To 
hold for ever. — No date. 



282 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 Membrane 24. 

EtlH\\I. j,g_ Presentation of the Rev. Eihvanl Fleniin;^ to the vicarage 
of Dungarvanc, in the ilioccso of Waterford ami Lisniore, vacant by 
the resignation of Simon (icttVey, late vicar, and in the donation of 
the Crown, in full right.— /V6. 8, 6°. 

127. Presentation of Roger Skiddy, Bachelor of Arts, chaplain, 
to the dignity of Dean of the cathedral of Blessed Virgin Mary, of 
Limerick. — May 10. 6°. 

128. Presentation of the Rev. John Drover to the vicarage of 
Graiarde. — May 5, 6°. 

129. Presentation of the Rev. John Bowreman to the dignity of 
Dean of the Cathedral of Ardaglie — Same date. 

130. Presentation of the Rev. John Owentin to the vicarage of 
Killeban, in Lex, in the diocese of Leighlin. — Feb. 13, 6°. 

131. Presentation of the Rev. John Rctaghc to the clmrcli of St. 
Mich.acl, of Ballyberley, with the cha])els of Colcor and BallyM'Wil- 
liam, in the diocese of Kildarc. — Feb. i, 6°. 

132. Prescntition of the Rov. Donald O'Reane, of Sholcoide, to 
the rectory of Cromny, in the diocese of Limerick. — Same date. 

133. Presentation of the Rev. Donald O'Kowrie to the precentor- 
ship of Pennoraghe. — May 16, 6°. 

134. Presentation of Donald O'Cornelius, priest, to the rectory 
of Rathe. — May 1 9, 6°. 

135. Presentation of Radolph Rowley, cha]>lain, to the vicarage 
of St. Molynge, in the diocese of Leighlin. — May i r, 6°. 

136. Presentation of James Stagge to the rectories of Colcorre 
and BallyM' William, in the diocese of Kildarc. — Jidy 17, 6°. 

137. Presentation of Cornelius O'EIegan to the vicarage of St. 
Nicholas, of CarrickM'Grallane. — Same date. 

138. Presentation of Richard Barrett, chaplain, to the vicarage of 
Kynsale, in the diocese of Corke. — May 1 2, 6°. 

139. Presentation of William Loughane, chaplain, to the pre- 
bendary of St. Mary, of Finnore, in the diocese of Cashel — Oct. 20, 6°. 

Membrane 35. 

140. Presentation of Cornelius Clowane, chaplain, to the vicara|^ 
of Burres, in the diocese of Leighlin. — Sep. 24, 6°. 



1552.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 283 

141. Presentation of Roger Skiddy, chaplain, to the rectory of 6 
KiUmone, in the diocese of Meath. — Same date. Edw. VI. 

142. Presentation of Malacliy Barre, chaplain, to the vicarage of 
Ballegarrc, alias Garreston, in the diocese of Cashel Dec. 3, 6°. 

143. Grant of English liberty to Margaret Iny Corniicke, of 
Dangen bege, in the county of Kilkenny — Feh. 28, 6°. 

144. Like grant to John Longan, of Arpatrick, Maurice Longan, 
brother of Patrick, and Maurice Longan, his son. — Feh. 28, 6°. 

T45. Like grant to Maurice Helane, chaplain, Mathew Quirke, 
William Havine, and Thomas Helane. — Same date. 

146. Like grant to Donatus O'Kellye, Cornelius O'Dowgene, and 
Walter O'Dowganc. — March 10, 6°. 

147. Like grant to William O'Ronane and Richard O'Ronane.^ 
May 7, 6°. 

148. Like grant to William O'Haley, priest, and Edniond O'Haley. 

— May 10, 6°. 

149. Like grant to Arthur O'Neill, of Ballynell, Mortaghe O'Neill 
and Cornelius .Morish, priests. — May 13, 6°. 

150. Like grant to Donat M'Shiddie, Dean of KlUaloe. — March 
21, 6°. 

151. Like grant to James Kegho, of Kilkenny, Patrick Kegho, 
Thomas Kegho, Richard Kegho, and Nicholas and James, sous of 
said James. — May 16, 6°. 

152. Like grant to EJwarar O'Currene, chaplain. — June 24, 6°. 

153. Like grant to Cornelius O'Gownane, of Kilcomane, Carlow 
county, clerk, and Maurice O'Gownane, of Kiltegan, clerk. — June 

27, 6°. 

154. Like grant to Edward O'Broy, of Clonraell, merchant, and 
his children, Michael, John, and Anne. — Same dale. 

155. Like grant to William Dongane, of Waterford. — June 6, 6°. 

156. Like grant to Patrick M'Morgho, chaplain. — Oct. 25, 6°. 

157. Like grant to Paghny O'Ferroll, of Manasterlarre, gent., 
Edward Reaghe O'Ferroll, Hugh O'Ferroll, Rory O'Ferroll, John 
O'Ferroll, and Hubert O'Ferroll, gent., brothers of the said Faghny. 
—Oct. 24, 6°. 



284 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 158. Like grant to Dcnuot O'Boyle, of Garreubest, and Thadeus 

Edw. VI. O'Boyle, of Colmane, bis brother — Oct. 24, 6°. 

159. Like srrant to John O'lMearcy, of Cloghteanny, and his sona, 
William, Phili]), and Donat. — June 24, 6°. 

160. Like grant to John, otherwise O'Winc O'Dowill, clerk. — 
Nov. 26, 6°. 

161. Like grant to Rosine O'Reyly, daughter of Philip O'Reyly, 
late of Teglitectyre, alias Rosine Reyley, wife of Thomas Tirrell, of 
Caslelofte, Captain of FertuUaghe. — Nov. 26, 6°. 

Membrane 26. 

162. Appointment of Thomas Dovenishe to the office of Constable 
of the Castle of Trime, an<l the office of Receiver and Bailiff of the 
Manor of Trirae ; To hold during pleasure, with a salary or fee of 
.£10, Irish, with all other perquisites and emoluments belonging 
thereto, in as ample a manner as Sir John Wallope, or any other 
person, held those offices — March 9, 6°. 

163. Apjwintment of Richard Lawless and William Blackenie, 
gents., to the office of Clerk of the Pleas of the Exchequer. — Jan. 
24, 6°. 

164. Appointment of Patrick Cusake to the office of Schoolmaster 
of the Grammar School within the precincts of St. Patrick's, Dublin. 
—Oct. 28, 6°. 

165. Appointment of Captain Jerome Atwoddo to the office of 
Ganger and Searcher within the port and city of Cork and the town 

of Kinsale, and all the ports and creeks thereto belonging Nov. 

16, 6°. 

166. Api)ointnient of Peter Stafforde, of Dublin, to the ollice of 
Prothonotary of the Liberties of Wexford. — June 3, 6°. 

167. Letters Patent uniting the Bishoprick of Elphin to the 
bishoprick of Clonfert; and appointment of the Rev. Roland Bourke, 
Bishop of Clonfert, to both bishopricke. — April i, 6°. 

168. Grant of the wardship and marriage of Richard Sedgrave, 
son and heir of Patrick Sedtrrave, of Killcglan, in tlio county of Mcath, 
to Simon Barnewall, for a tine of £21 2.-'. 6c/., Irish March 1 1, 6°. 

Membrane 27. 

169. Livery of Nicholas Taaffe, son and heir of Peter Taafle, late of 
Balbraggen, gent., for a line of £40, with jianlon of intrusion and 
alienation. — No date. 



1552.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 285 

Membrane 28. 6 

170. Warilsliip of Nicholas Eustace, cousin and heir of John _J 

Eustace, late of Connfeyc, in the county of Kiklare,granted to Thomas 
Lutrell, for a fine of £46 8s. 6d. — May 25, 6°. 

171. Licence to James SeJgrave, of Dublin, merchant, to alienate 
to Robert Cusake and John Wycombe, of Lesmolen, the lands of 
Bertrameston, in the county of Meath ; To be held for ever of the 
Crown. — Jan. 14, 6°. 

172. Pardon of Glasny M'Arte M'Phelime, otherwise Glasny 
M'Gennes, of Inche, Edward M'Arte, alias M'Gennes, and Hugh 
M'Arte, alias M'Gennes. — Jan. 19, 6'^. 

173. Pardon of James Nugent, of Donower, gent., Edward Fitz- 
symon, of Power, Laurence Nugent, of Tyfernare, Comae M'Conalye, 
of Toloborte, Dermot M'Connoly, of Grange, Edward Nugente, of 
Donnower, Richard O'Reyly, horseman, Thomas Nugent, Shane 
0'Rowe,kern, Moriertagh Ower, mason; Patrick O'Moraine, of Car- 
rick, horseman; Cahyl O'Morane, horseman; and Thomas Pachet, 
chaplain. — No date. 

174. Pardon of Owen White, of Dublin, Sergeant-at^Arms 

Jan. 15, 6°. 

175. Pardon of Moriertagh Oge M'Caher, Maurice M'Caher, Brian 
M'Donghe O'Chanwane, Edward M'Firre, Robert M'Fure, Torrelagh 
Roc M'Daa, Geoffry M'Teige O'Brenane, and Loughlene M'O'Bren- 
nan. — No date. 

Dorso. 
Membrane i. 

176. Account of Sir William Brabazon, knight, Vice-Treasurer 
and General Receiver of all his Majesty's lands, taken before the 
Lord Deputy and other Commissioners appointed to take the account 
of the King's revenues. — [OWiWa^ec?.] 

Signed, 

James Crofte. James Bathe, Baron. 

Thomas Cusake, Cancel!. P. Barn wall, M. of the Rolls. 

Thomas Lutterele, Justice. Thomas Jenyson, Auditor. 

Membrane 2. 

177. Account of Sir William Brabazon, knight, Vice-Treasurer at 
War, for payment of the Kiug's army and garrisons. 

Signed, 
James Crofte. .James Bathe, Barone. 

Thomas Cusake, Cancell. P. Barnwall, M. of the Rolls. 

Thomas Lutterele, Justice. Thomas Jenyson, Auditor. 
— No date. 



286 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 Memh-ane 3. 

Edw^ I. jyg_ Clause contairiod in tho Kini^'s letter ilirceting the bishop- 
rick of Elpliiu to bo uuitcil to tiie bisliopriek of Clonfert. 

By the King. 

" Your request for the Bisliop of CMonfort to have joined to his the 
bislioprie next unto liiin voiiicd, whosenanietheniessengerrenieniber- 
cth )iot, being both so small, as both togellier shall but suffice for a 
living of such a minister, we have accorded unto, upon your motion, 
who, we think, hath considered the thing, not to be any hiuderance, 
but rather a furtherance, of religion, tiie livings being too small 
when they be severed for any minister in the degree of a bishop." 

To the Lord Deputy. 

Nov. 23, 1551. 

179. King's letter to the Lord Deputy and Counsel, directing a 
lease, for 21 years, in addition to his present term, to be made to 
Plunketh, of certain tithes and villages, parcel of the possessions of 
St. Patrick and St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, in consideration of his 
long service. — Westminsler, Nov. 23, 5°. 

180. Conveyance whereby George, Earl of Shrewsburj', Wexford, 
and Waterford, Lord Talbot i''urny\vall le Strange Verdon, Seneschal 
and Constable of all Ireland, granted to liicliard Deveroux the town 
of the Grange and one carucate of land, with all the rights, members, 
and appurtenances, within tho manor of Itosslare, in the county of 
Wexford ; To hold for <!ver, according to the custom of said manor, 
paying a rent of 40 sliillings yearly, and such customs and duties as 
were formerly due and payable. {Chclsp, Jul'/ 2, 24° Uenry Yll.) 
And appointment of Ste])hen Deveroux, Treasurer of the County, to 
deliver possession and seisin of said lauds, according to the form 
of the grant. — Chelny, same date. 

181. Extract from Court Roll of tlie Manor : 

"At a Court held at the manor of Rosslare, 3rd January, 28° Henry 
VIII., I)eforc Thoma-i Cusake, of Consyniston, gent., Senesciial of 
tiie King of said manor, it is found that John Deveroux and his 
ancestors were seised of one carucate of land, with the appurtenances 
in the Grange within said manor, and which they held of the said 
manor according to the custom thereof. And the .'-aid John is present 
in Court, and prays to be admitted to hold the said lands of tho 
King, and he is admitted tenant by the f-aid Seneschal of the Lord 
tho King, hi.M heirs, and successors, rendering thereout annually 
all rents and customs antiently due an<l accustonieil." 

Signed by me, 

Thomas Cusake, Senesehall. 

182. King's letter to tho Lord Deputy directing a lease, for 21 
years, to be made to Francis and Thonuus Ley, of the ])ari8h of 
Kyllygb, in OfTalley, with all posscssious, emoluments, and profits, 



1552.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 287 

both spiritual and temporal, extending to the ford of Bellycollyn, 6 
and adjoining O'Molloyes country, lately parcel of the lands and Edw. VI. 
possessions of Breue O'Conner, reserving the royalties and woods, 
and a rent according to the best survey. — Hampton Court, Sept. 26, 
6°. 

Membrane 5. 

183. Order for the safe keeping of the public records : 

" James Crofte. 

Whereas we be informed by the Lord Chancellor and Master of the 
Rolls that there is no place certain or convenient for the safe guard 
of the King's Majesty's records and muniments of his Highness' 
Chancery of this his Grace's realm of Ireland, other than the Tower 
within his Majesty's Castle of Dublin, which is both ruinous and 
far distant from the late cathedral church of St. Patrick's, where his 
Highness' courtes be now kept, which is not a place meet for the 
daily resort of his Majesty's officers, and others, his Grace's subjects 
having charge or occasion to have the order, sight, or coj)ies of any 
of them as shall appertain, through which the losses of the said 
records and muniments, besides other inconveniences, have and may 
well ensue ; and for that the late library of the said late Cathedral 
Church is a meet and sure place for the safe guard and custody of 
said records and muniments near unto said courts, whereunto his 
Majesty's said officers having charge, and others, his Highness' 
subjects, upon honest occasion, may from time to time conveniently 
resort ; we order and appoint that the said late library be the place 
for the safe keeping of such of the said records and muniments as 
shall be kept out of the said tower of his Highness's said Castle of 
Dublin ; and all such of the said records and muniments as shall be 
out of the said tower shall be put and safely kept in the said librai-y ; 
and that you, the Clerk of the Hanaper of his Majesty's Chancery 
for the time being, shall provide and foresee that presses, or stages, 
chests, windows, doors, locks, and all other necessaries shall be pro- 
vided, furnished, and made, as well in and for said library as the 
said tower of the Castle, for the safe guard, sure keeping, and good 
ordering of the said records and muniments from time to time. 
And this our order, with your account of your disbursements about 
the same, upon your account of revenues and profits coming and 
growing of his Highness' said Hanaper, to be made before the 
Barons of his Grace's Exchequer of his said realm, shall be your 
sufficient warrant and discharge in that behalf." 

Given at Dublin, the nth Nov., the 5th year of the reign of our 
sovereign lord, King Edward the Sixth. 

Ralph Bagcnall. 

Edward, Meath. James Bathe, Baron. 

Gerald Alymer, Justice. Thomas Howth, Justice. 

T. Lutrell, Justice. Edward Basnet. 

P. Barnewall, M. Rolls. Thomas Lockwode, Dean. 



288 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1552. 

6 Membrane 6. 

Edw. VI. 
184. Iinlcntiire lictween the Lor<l Deputy and Council of the one 

part, and Edmond Duffe and the FrctdiohkTS of Kinstdlagh of the 
other part, whereby, for sundry considerations, an<l especially to 
exonerate Duli'e and the Freeholders from the extortions they have 
sustained fnjiii the Cavanaghs, whereby they were much o]iprcssed 
and ini])nverislied, the Lord Deputy and Council eondescen<led and 
agreed that they sliouhl hold of the King's manor of Ferns all such 
manors, lan<ls, and tenements as they possessed in Kinsellagii, paying 
yearly 20 good, fat, and able martes, twenty good sheep, at tiie manor 
of Ferns, between the feast of St. John the Baptist and All-Saints, 
and 20 pecks of oats, of We.xford measure, between the feasts of All- 
Saints and the Anunciation of the Blessed Virgin. — April 6, 6°. 

185. Similar indenture between the Lord Deputy and Council, and 
M'Damore and the Freeholders of his country, in consideration of 
their being released from the impositions of the Cavanaghes, and 
on payment of 13 fat martes, 13 good sheep, and 13 pecks of oats, 
yearly. — April 6, 6°. 

186. Similar indenture between the Lord Deputy and Council, 
and M'Wadockc and the Freehohlers of his country, in consideration 
also of their release from the Irish impositions of the Cavanaghes, 
on payment of 7 good martes, seven sheep, and seven pecks of oats, 
of Wexford measure. — April 6, 6°. 

■Membrane 8. 

187. Deed, whereby Margaret Kranyshbreirhe, widow of Geffrey 
Rothe, late burgess of the town of Kilkenny, in consideration of a 
certain sum, granted to Robert Rothe, burgess of said town, one 
messuage, with its appurtenances in the town, lying in length from 
the King's highw.ay in the town on the east as far as tlie great wall 
of tiie town on the west ; in breadth, lying between the messuages 
of the aforesaid Robert Rothe and the messuage of the late Gefl'roy 
Rothe on the south, and a messuage of Nicholas Raggede on the 
north ; which said messuage, with it.s a])i)urtenances, the aforesaid 
Uellrcy, her late husband, aTid herself, pundiased from the |)roctors 
of the church of the Blessed Virgin .Mary of the town, with the con- 
sent of the provost an<l parishioners, by deed, dated 12th March, 
5° Henry VIH. To hold for ever at a rent of 2t., payable to the 
proctors. — Au<j. 20, ■^1° llenry VIII., 1539. 

188. Letter of Attorney from James Shortales, I^ord of Bally- 
lorcan, authorising and empowering Robert Archere, Burgess of 
Kilkenny, to j)Ut Oeffrey Rothe, son and heir of John, or Jencken, 
Rothe, liurgess of Kilkenny, into full and ]ieaceable seisin and pos- 
session of a piece of ground, with its appurtenances, within the 
walls of the town Kdkmny, Jan, 24, io'3) 5° Htnry VIII. 



1552.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 289 

189. Deed, whereby Philip Rothe, burgess of Kilkenny, son and 6 
heir of Geffrey Rothe, late burgess of the town, in consideration of Edw. VI. 
a certain sura, released and for ever quitted claim to Robert Rothe, 
burgess and merchant of the town, a messuage, with an orchard, 

Ij'ing in length from the King's highway on the east, to the great 
wall of the town on the west, and in breadth, from the lands of 
Robert Rothe, on the south, as far as the lands of Nicholas Ragged, 
on the north. — March 19, 1542, 34° Henry VIII. , 

Signed, 

Philip Rothe. 

190. Deed,wherebyJamesleShortales, Lord of Ballilorcan, granted 
to Geftrey Rothe, son and heir of John, or Jencken, Rothe, burgess 
of the ton'n of Kilkenny, a waste piece of land, with its appurte- 
nances, within the walls of Kilkenny, in the parish of the Blessed 
Virgin Mary, lying in length from the lands formerly belonging to 
the Baron of Goghe, now belonging to Robert Rothe, on the west, 
to the high street of the town on the east, and in breadth, between 
the lands of said Robert, on the south, as far as the lands formerly 
belonging to Crocker, but now belonging to the church of the Blessed 

Virgin Mary, on the north ; To hold for ever Jan. 24, 5° Henry 

VIII., 1513- 

191. Letter of Attorney from Margaret Knarsbroghe, widow of 
Geffrey Rothe, late burgess of the town of Kilkenny, appointing 
John Neyll, of Kilkenny, chaplain, her attorney, to put Robert 
Rothe in possession of a messuage, with its appurtenances, in the 
town, as perambulated by certain metes and bounds j To hold for 
ever. — Aug. 21, 31° Henry VIII. 

192. Deed, whereby James Shortales, Lord of Ballilorcan, re- 
leased and quitted claim to Jeffrey Rotlie, son and heir of John, or 
Jenkin, Rothe, all the title and claim which he had to a certain 
waste place within the walls of the town, in the parish of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary, which lies in length from the lands formerly 
belonging to theBaronof Goughe, but now belonging to Robert Rothe, 
on the west, as {ax as the high street of the town on the east, in 
breadth, lying between the lands of the said Robert, on the south, 
and the land formerly belonging to Crocker,but now belonging to the 
church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on the north. — Jaii. 31, 1513, 
5° Henry VIII. 

Membrane 9. 

193. Deed, whereby Thomas Mothell, provost of the town of Kil- 
kenny, Dionicius Maldony, and Robert Rothe, proctors of the parish 
church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, gave and granted to Geflrey 
Rothe, burgess of the town, and Margaret Knarisbroghe, his wife, 
one messuage belonging to the church of the Blessed Virgin, with 

u 



290 PATENT AND CLOSE KOLLS, [155.'. 

6 its appuitcnaiicos in tlie town ; To hold to saiil GeflVoy and tl)0 

Edw. VI. licirs of his hody for ever, at a rent of 2S. in silver; and rendering 

to the chief lords of the fee tlie services thereout due and of right 

accustomed; and in the event of the death of the said Geffry and 
Margaret without issue, tlie premises should revert to the church in 
free, pure, and perpetual alms for the repose of their souls. — March 
IT, f Henry VIII. 

194. Letter of Attorney from Thomas Mothell,Dionicius Mahlony, 
and Robert Kothe, appointing Walter Cnrsye to put Gefl'rey Hothe 
and Margaret, his wife, into possession of the premises in the pre- 
ceding article mentioned. — March 11, ^° Iltiiry VIII. 

195. Release from Thomas ]\Iothell, Dionieius Maldonv, and 
Robert Rothc, to Gefl'rey Rothe and Margaret, his wife, of all claim 
to the premises in article 193 mentioned. — March 20, 5° Henry VIII. 

196. Deed, whereby James Shortales, Lord of Ballylorcan, 
granted to Robert Allrige, burgess of KilUenny, a messuage, with 
the appurtenances in the town, lying from the King's . -street on the 
east, unto Goghe's ground on the west, in breadth from Goghe's 
ground, in the shotside, late in the possession of Nicholas Crakes, 
but now belonging to the church of Saint Mary's; To hold for 46 
years, at a rent of ^d. — Feb. 14, 1494, 10° Henry VII. 

Membrane 13. 

197. Deed, whereby William Kynay, of Wexford, mariner, granted 
to Philip Lowys 15 acres of land, with its ajipurtcnances, situate in 
the borough of Banno ; To hold for ever of the chief lord of the 
fee, by the service thereout due and of right accustomed. Witnesses, 
Thomas Keyting, chaplain ; Nicholas Kynay, William Meyler, 

Patrick Tornor, Thomas Hay, and many others Wcrford, May 4, 

19° Henry VI 11. 

198. Release from William Kynay, of Wexford, mariner, to Philip 
Lowys, of all claim to the premi.'=es in the preceding article men- 
tioned. — May 4, 19° Henry VIII. 

Membrane 1 4. 
By the King. 

199. "Right trusty and well-beloved, we greet y"u well, and 
being moved u])on good considerations to sundry requests of our 
trusty and well-beloved Lord Moiint!:arete, our pleasure is ye shall 
make a lease in reversion unto liim of such lauds as he pre- 
sently holdeth of us by lease, not granted already, for 21 years after 
the end of the term that he hath yet to come, j>ayiii:.' sucli rent and 
doing such service as presently he doth. And fc'iasmuch as wo 
perceive there is controversy for title of lauds between the said 



I552-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 291 

Mountgarrete and the Forlonges, of the county of Wexford, our 6 
pleasure also is that ye shall call that matter before you, and make Eclw. VI. 

such an end to it as to justice and equity apjiertaineth. — Given at 

our manor of Grenewjclte, iinder our signet, June 14, 5°." 

" To our trusty and right well-beloved Sir James Croftes, knight, 
Deputy of our realm of Ireland, and the rest of the Counsell there." 

200. King's letter to the Lord Deputy, directing a lease in rever- 
sion for 21 years, to be made to Patrick Sherlocke, gent., in consi- 
deration of his good service iu the war, of the site and demesne 
lauds of the late dissolved houses of St. Katherine's, near Waterford 
and Mothell, iu the county of Waterford, with all the lands, spiritual 
and temporal, thereunto belonging, reserving the woods for timber, 
and other special royalties, with the rent accustomed to be paid 
according to the survey. — Halnenacre, July 4, 6°. 

Memhrane 16. 
Anthony Sentleger. 

201. " Whereas James Dowedall,of Ballyscanlan, knight, showeth 
before us ho w that he intendeth to build and edify a castle or garrison in 
the Upper Castletonn iu C'oule, on the bordersaud marshes of the Irish, 
which should beagreat key, defence and "stallysmente,"as well for the 
King's Majesty's lands there as all other the King's subjects. In consi- 
deration whereof, and forasmuch as it is enacted and established by 
authority of the Parliament, that every man that should build or edify 
a castle or a garrison in the marshesshould have freedom fora plowland, 
also .£10 in aidoff the county next adjoining to the same; it is con- 
descended and agreed by ns that the said Sir James Dowdall shall 
have freedom of a plowland in the said Upper Casteltonn, of and 
from all manner of exactions and charges, as free as any other town 
within the said county ; and also shall have of the county of Louth 
aforesaid, £10 of current money of Ireland, for the building and 
edifying of the said castle or garrison ; the said Sir James Dow- 
dall first finding sufficient surety before two justices of the peace 
within the said county, for the building of the said castle or garrison 
■within 3 years next ensuing the date hereof. In witness whereof 
we have subscribed thus with our hands, the 19th day of June, 34th 
year of Henry VIII." 

John Alen, Chancellor. J. F., B. of Slane. 

Gerald Aylmer, Justice. J. P., Lord of Kyllen. 

Thomas Cusake. Sir Robert Plunket, of Dun- 

Thomas Houthe, Justice. sany. 

Byrne, Sir James Gernon, knight. Sir P. Earnewall, Lord of T. 

Byrne, Richard Moyr. Oliver Plunket, Baron of 

By me, Leonard Cashell. Louth. 

Byrne, Edward Gernon, W. B. N. 

Byme, Patrick Dowdall. William Brabazon. 

Byrne, James Everard. Byrne, Walter Babe. 

Edward, Meath. Byme, Nicholas Mann. 

Jenico, Viscount of G. 

n 2 



292 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

7 Seventh Year, Ed.ward VL 

Edw. YI. 
Membrane i. 

1. Nomination of John Bale, Professor of Divinity, to the hishop- 
rick of Ossory, directed to George, Archhishop of L)ul)liii, I'riniate; 
Edward, Bisliop of Meath ; Thomas, Bishop of Derry, and Eugene, 
Bishop of Down. King's letter dated Westminster, 20tL Oct. — 
Feb. I, 7°. 

2. Restitution of the temporalities. — I<\b. 3, 7°. 

3. Restitution of the temporalities of the Archbishoprick of 
Armagh, granted to Hugh Goodacre Feb. 3, 7°. 

4. License to James Sedgrave, of Dublin, merchant, to alienate 
to Nicholas Dronigole, Thomas Blacknce, merchant, Jlartin Stanton 
and Simon Carpenter, chaplains, the late monastery of tlie IJogges, 
near the city of Dublin, with all cliapels, cliurches, lauds, tenements, 
as well within as without the site, circuit, and precinct thereof; 
■with all the cellars, closes, gardens, and lands within the franchises 
of the City, and the townlauds of liagarthe, alias liogarthe, in the 
county of Dublin ; all castles, lands, an<l edifices belonging to 
Clareeston, in the county of Meath ; and the titiies, oblations, dona- 
tions, and spiritualities belonging to tlie prebend or rectory and 
lands of Tyuiothan — Feb. 12, 7°. 

Membrane 2. 

5. License to James Sedgrave, of Dublin, merchant, to alienate 
to Thomas Fynyngc, John Rochesforde, Edward Baran, and George 
Bruyn, for the use of Thadcns Dufl'e, of Dublin, merchant, liis heirs 
and assigns for ever, the lands of Mycknaneston, alias Mccknanes- 
ton, llawkenston, alias Ilawkoston, and the Rathe, in the county of 
Meath, anil the lands of Ballyferniote, in the county of Dublin. — 
Oct. 28, 7°. 

6. License to James Sedgrave, of Dublin, merchant, to alienate 
to Henry Myssett, John Docket, John Rochcfordc, chajilains, and 
John White, merchant, for the use of the said James i^edgrave, 
his heirs and assigns for ever, the lands of Tymotlian, in tlio 
county of Dublin, with the lamls belonging to the late prebend- 
ary tiiere, one tenement in High-street, in the city of J)ublin, In 
the possession of Christopher ScdLrrave, merclitint ; and the lands of 
Ballyhacke, Ballybyn, and Ballykeroke, in liie countv of Meath. — 
Feb. 22, 7°. 

Membrane 3. 

7. License to James Sedgrave, of Dublin, merchant, to aliennto 
to Robert Cusakc and John Wycombe, of Lcsmolyu, gents., their 



1553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 293 

heirs and assigns for ever, the lands of Bertramston, in the county 7 
of Meatb.— .i'awe date. Echv. VI. 

8. License to Andrew Wyse, esquire, Vice-Treasurer, to alienate 
to Richard Dillon, of Preteston, gent. ; John Wycombe, of Dublin ; 
and Richard Cox; the site and possession of the late abbey, monastery, 
or religious house of Bectyfe, with all houses, edifices, pastures, 
lands, mills, watercourses, weirs, and other hereditaments, spiritual 
and temporal, belonging thereto; the manor and lordship of Bec- 
tyfe, in the county of Bleath ; the manor of Reuaghane, called 
Renaghe, in the county of Westmeath ; with markets, fairs, fran- 
chises, courts leet, view of frank pledge, patronage of churches, 
vicarages, and rectories, growing or ari.sing within the lands of Bec- 
tyfe, otherwise called the Grange of Bectyfe, Scriboke, Cladaghe, 
Balgill, otherwise called the Grange of Balgill, Balbradaghe, other- 
wise called the Grange of Balbradagh, Doneloghe, otherwise called 
the Grange of Doneloghe, Cloncullen, otherwise called the Grange of 
Cloncullen; the twoBalbrois,otherwise called the Grangeof Balbroy ; 
Moncketon, near Trim ; Balstone, alias Balsome, in the county of 
Meath ; and Renaghe, in the county of Westmeath ; and the churches, 
rectories, or chapels of Bectyfe and Oladagh. — Same date. 

Membrane 5. 

9. Pardon of James DufTe O'Hedyn, Nicholas O'Heydyn, his 
brother, and Peter Pursell FitzGeflrey Feb. 4, 7°. 

10. Pardon of John Code, of Ballybrenan, in the county of Wex- 
ford, horseman. — Feb. 7, 7°. 

11. Pardon of Donald M'Gylpatricke, James M'Donaghe Roo, of 
Kensley ; Patrick Oge M'Shane, of the same place ; Richard Hole- 
ghan, of Kylmanagh, miller ; Paul Torner, of Wexford, merchant ; 
Gerald M'Donyll DufTe, of Balliadames ; Moriertaghe O'Merge and 
John More, of Adameston — Feb. 6, 7°. 

12. Pardon of Philip O'Kenolan, John Brocton, Thomas Elyote, 
of Artureston, in the county of Kildare; Ferrall O'Shiridan, of the 
county of Westmeath, kern ; and Katherine O'Shiridan, of Dublin, 
singlewoman. — Feb. 9, 7°. 

13. Pardon of Walter Bermyngham, of Meylerston, in the county of 
Kildare,gent.; Walter Boyxe, Richard FitzGeralde, RedmondBoxxe, 
all of the same place, kerns ; Redmond Keting, of Drynam, gent. ; 
Edward O'Floyne, of Meylerston, harper; Christopher Boyxe, kern ; 
Peter Bermyngham, gent., of the same place ; Ferreaghe O'Ferrall, 
of Balnemallaghe, kern ; Geffrey Keeting, of Mocklon, kern ; Wal- 
ter Bermyngham, of Carryckores, gent ; Redmond M'Shefen Lay, 
of Ballynebrack ; Ross M'William O'Hennoys, of Grange ; Moryshe 
M'Dermote O'More, of the same, gent. ; and James O'Helan, of 
Straffane.— /^eS. 8, 7°. 



294 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

7 14. Parilon of Thomas W'alsbe, Kegistcr of Armagli, gent.— 

Edw. VI. Ftb. 12, 7°. 

15. Parilon of Janica Bretnaglic, of Kyltayslio, Olivor Brctnaglie, 
of BallyiH'knocke, James Gall, of Carryckoman, Donat O'Donell, of 
Rossenan, Eilwanl Grace, of Uoelicston, Rieliard O'Mclle, of Kyl- 
began, and Johana Grace, wife of Patrick Soutlcger, of Tullagh- 
broke — If'eb. 12, 7°. 

r6. Pardon of David Walslic, of Tamone, in the county of Wex- 
fonl, idleman. — Feb. 13, 7°. 

17. Pardon of Edward Forlonge, of Horeton, in the county of 
Wexford, horseman ; Riciiard, son of Nicholas Forlonge, of the 
same, kern ; Robert Forlonge, of the same, kern ; Dermot OMorrye, 
of Heyshadgar<le, Peter Oopinger, of lloreton, kern ; Patrick For- 
long, of Ballyvergie, and Richard Hore, son of David Hore, of 
Harperston, kern. — No date, 7°. 

Membrane 6. 

18. Pardon of Jolin Delahide, of Maynothe, in the county of 
Kildare, yeoman. — May 4, 7°. 

19. Pardon of Patrick Miaghe, of Kynsale, otherwise called 
Patrick Meede, of Kynsale, merchant, and Richard Miaghe, alias 
Meede, of Kynsale, son of said Patrick.— J/o^ 8, 7°. 

20. Pardon of Edward Browne, of Dublin, merchant, and Genete 
Dongan, of the same i)lace, widow. — J/"y 10, 7°. 

2r. Pardon of John Wogan, of Ballykey, yeoman, otherwise 
called John Wogan, of Tavelaghc, scholar — April 20, 7°. 

22. Pardon of Donald JI'Dermot Cavcnaghc, Maurice M'Dermot 
Cavanaghc, Jloroghe O'Brync, Donald O'Brvne, Cormac O'Bryne, 
William O'Bryn, Philip O'Bryn, Edward Dnfl'.'M'Teige M'Tcrrilaghe, 
Mallaghlen M'Lorsai.die, William Diifl', Ollahissa Patrick O'JIen, 
Donald M-Morihcrlaglie, Thadeus M'Mollaghlen M'Lesh, AVilliam 
M'Shane M'Teige Moile, Gerald M'Edward Morihertaghy Roo, and 
M'Teige M'Thomas O'Donyll— Mai/ 11, 7°. 

23. Pardon of Augustus Shipton, late of Dublin, yeoman, John 
Acton, late of Dublin, yeoman, and John Acton, late of Dublin, 
soldier. — April 26, 7°. 

24. Pardon of .Tames Bnghe, of Droninaghe, John Bathe, of Ath- 
carne, ThmnaH Fitzwilliam, of Baggntrathe, Richanl Talbote, of 
Dublin, and John Cailell, of the Nail, Michael Goldvn, of Tart.ayne, 
Edwuril Barncwall. of ])ronaghe, Robert Fitzger.ilde, of the same, 
an<i Bartholomew More, lalo of Mecknanston. — Mai/ 6, 7°. 



1553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 295 

25 Pardon of Redmond Dillon, late of Portlyke, iu the county of 7 
Westnieatli, son of Walter Dillon, of the same place, and John Edw. VI. 
M'Royrke, kern. — April 9, 7°. 

26. Pardon of Murtaghe M'Dermot O'Mollaghleu, of Kylcloggan, 
Carbry DufTe M'Murcho O'Mollaghlen, Ferdoraghe M'Shane O'Mol- 
laghlen, all of the same place, Connor O'Fagbe, of Ballybretnaghe, 
James M'Willoke, Cormac O'Canyne, Donald O'Spellan, of the same 
place, Owen M'Warde, of Disart, Thomas M'Walter Dalton, of Claf- 
tarn, and Thomas Oge Dalton, of Williamston, in the county of 
Westmeath, kerns. — April 27, 7°. 

27. Pardon of Gerald Nugent, of Ballebretnaghe, in the county of 
Westmeath, knight ; Thomas Nugent, of Shandonaghe, gent. ; Cor- 
niack O'Conor, of Ballybretnaghe, James Nugent, of Kylcoly, Rory 
O'Donyll, of Fardingston, otherwise called Ballynorlyn, John 
M'Henry Dalton, of Ballera, Phylypebricke M'Gerot Dalton, Ed- 
ward Dalton, of Williamston; Richard Nugent, of Ballensclot, horse- 
man ; and William M'Walter Dalton, of Glascarne, kern. — Same 
date. 

28. Pardon of Patrick Cursye, of Cashell, chaplain, otherwise 
called Patrick Cursye, Archdeacon of Cashel. — April 20, 7°. 

29. Pardon of Arthur Roo William M'Teige, Donat Oge Donald 
Kyaghe, Hugh Geankaghe, and Henry Duffe, of the county of Car- 
low ; and Nicholas Hacket, of Kylcolen, in the county of Kildare. 
— Same date. 

Membrane 7. 

30. Pardon of Donat Oge M'Donoghe Felan, of Kylbride, Donat 
M'Shane Carragh Felan, of Kaynallaghe, Nicholas Duarde Morgan 
Folam, of Tupperwoode, Kallagh M'Shane, of Kyllynydoymor, 
Fynen Fitz-Edmond, of the same place, Donat Roe, of Aghe 
M'Cado, and John M'Roo M'Daytoye. — JIai/ 8, 7°. 

31. Pardon of Peter Walshe, of the Grange, in the county of 
Kilkenny, gent. ; William M'Shane M'Molrone, of Curraghmore, 
Donat Dufl'O'Loman, of the same place, John Bretnaghe Fitz-WiU 
liam, of Brebehe, Richard M'Nicholas O'Shee, of Glaneskeaghe, and 
Edward Croke, of the Grange. — Sai7ie date. 

32. Pardon of Nicholas Tornor, son of Francis Tornor, of Wex- 
ford, merchant ; Nicholas Laffan, of Slade, gent. ; Henry Roche, son 
of Alexander Roche, of Rocheland, gent. ; Patrick Dowley, yeoman ; 
Charles Glasse M'Arte M'Bran, of Litter; OUucke Roche, son of 
Walter Roche, late of Harperston, geut. ; Elizabeth Enyn Art 
M'Edmond, wife of AVilliam Roo, of Ballehaske ; Dermot O'Clery, 
Thadeus O'Clery, husbandmen ; Malachy M'Gerald, of Ballenchero, 
labourer; and >iicholas White, of Wexford, merchant. — Sam^ date. 



296 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

■J 33. Pardon of William D^'e, of Dublin, gent., sub-constable of 

Edw. VI. tbo Castle of Dublin. — Mat/ 9, 7°. 

34. Pardon of Meylcr M'UUuce Clanvater, of Corrysynny, gent. 
—May I, 7°. 

35. Pardon of Arthur M'Tirrilaghc, of Ballynecker, soldier. — 
April 20, 7°. 

36. Pardon of Dermot Ower, of Ratbernan, in the county of 
Dublin. — Same date. 

37. Pardon of James Grace, of Kilkenny, gent. ; AValter Grace, 
of Boweh'ke, in tbe county of Tipperary, horseman ; Patrick Grace, 
of TuUagberoane, clerk ; Edward Grace, of Carrj'hegen, horseman ; 
Oliver Grace, of tbe same place, keru ; Kedmond Grace, of the same 
place, horseman; Gylpatrick O'More, of I^eneir, kern; and Eliuer 
Sentleger, of Tullaghean, singlewonian. — Same date. 

38. Pardon of John M'Teige, Molaghlen M'Teige, Patrick M'Teige, 
Moriertaghe Oge M'Caher, Moroghe M'Caher, Edward M'F^-rr, 
HibberM'Fyrr, Brian M'Donogh, and Tirlaghe M'Dav}'. — Same date. 

39. Pardon of Richard Bebe, of Donnane, husbandman ; Patrick 
M'Ewray, of the same place, John M'Ewray, Nelan M'Morghee, 
and John Coffee, of the same, cotters. — Same date. 

40. Pardon of Thomas Flemyng, of Dungule, Thomas Moele 
M'Kylshinane, Owenboy MGilsliinane, Edward M'Gilsbinnane, 
Coule O'Comelane, Edward Bane Fkmyng, Nicholas Duff Fleming, 
servants of said Thomas Flemyng, and Nicholas Jlonane of Grascthe. 
— May 20, 7°. 

41. Pardon of Thomas Mastersou, one of the captains of the 
King's fort of Lex July 1 1, 7°. 

Membrane 8. 

42. Like pardon of George Hussey, of Lytyllardroms ; John Wel- 
lesly, of Old Connalle ; William Parys, of Garerys, gent. ; Richard 
Walshe, of Droghcila, merchant ; and Walter Walshe, of Rathalion, 
yeoman. — Sanu date. 

43. Pardon of Moriertaghe M'Donyll JI'Moriertaghe, of Clanowle 
Oclanlee, kern. — Feb. 1 1, 7°. 

44. Pardon of Donogh Oscanlan, of KcUes; John Duffe M'Oono 
Imoiiyghan, Edward gucr Fitz-James, of Rocheston ; Elenor 
Scntlfger, of Tollagbanbroge ; and James Duffo Brennagh Fitz- 
Oliver, of Castlchole — Feb. 11, y° 



I553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 297 

45. Pardon of Donald O'Eelley, John M'Conghore Moore, and 7 
William M'Conghore Moore. — Feb. 13, 7°. Edw VI. 

46. Pardon of Richard Roynaghane, of Nowane, barber ; and 
Thomas M'Shee, of Wilkenston, cottier. — Fth. 8, 7°. 

47. Pardon of Peter Pursell, of Thurles ; Walter Pursell, of the 
same ; Gurrow Pur.sell, alias Hugh Pnrsell, of Ballyamoryne ; Thomas 
Pursell, of Thurles; Rory O'Mulryan, of the same, chaplain. — Feh. 
23, f- 

48. Pardon of Nicholas Synnote, of FarroUestone, in the county 
of Wexford, late SherifT of the liberties of Wexford ; Redmond 
Roche, son of Alexander Roche, Dermot M'Edmond, of Ballynkarge, 
horseman; and Walter Synnott, of Farrolleston, labourer. — Feb. 10,7°. 

49. Pardon of Edward Browne, of Corke. — Feb. 11, 7°. 

50. Pardon of Nelan M'Leycy, son of Oonnell M'Melaghlyne 
Omore, William M'Costygen, William MMorgho M'Teighe Oge, 
Malachy M"Morogho, Edward CMaccu.*, M'Morogho M'Teige Oge, 
Dermot Roo M'Teige Oge, Terence M'Castygyn, David M'Hughe 
O'Leallor and Bryeuj^ne. — Fi.h. 11, 7°. 

51. Pardon of Meyler Hussye, of Mylussye, in the county of 
Meath, gent. ; Robert Darcye, son of Christopher Darcye, of Lys- 
nebj'nne, in the county of Westmeath ; and Gerald Lynche, of 
Donower, in the county of Meath, gent. — Feh. 23, 7°. 

52. Pardon of Jlolshaiglyne CMolaghUiie, James Maghegan, 
Cornelius O'Dowlen, William O'Fyrne, Nemias O'Molaghlyn, Mar- 
garet ny Coghlan, Terence O'Mollaghlen, Cone O'MoUaghlen, Car- 
bry O'Mollaghlen, Lyeshiaghe O'Molaghlen, Leynagh O'Molaghen, 
Edward O'Byrne, and Grany ny MoUaghlen. — Feb. 24, 7°. 

53. Pardon of John Wogan, of Ballykey, yeoman, alias John 
Wogan, of Tavelaghhete, scholar. — Aj^ril 26, 7°. 

54. Pardon of Maurice Fitz-Gerald, of Downene, gent. ; Maurice 
O'Dempsy, of the same place, idleman; Peter Dalton, of Rathskeighe, 
yeoman ; Gerald Kyuselaghe, late of Carlow, idleman ; Lyesheghe 
O'Dempsy, of Tyerecorgerye, idleman ; Edward Vale, of Lueteston, 
kern ; Gerald Welleslye, of Blackball, gent. ; Donald O'Dempsy, of 
Saulegore ; Melmore O'Dempsy, of the same place, idleman ; and 
Edward O'MoUone, of Cakargan, idleman. — Feb. 7, 7°. 

Membrane 9. 

55. Grant of English liberty to Donaghe O'Colleden, of Scolpioke, 
and Giles O'Colledan, son of Donaghe, of the same place. — Same 
date. 



298 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

7 56. Grant of English liberty to Robert Bathe, of Colpe, gent., 
Edw. VI. son and licir of John Bathe, late deceased, in consideration of £6 
Irish, i)aid to Andrew Wyse, Viee-Treasurer. — ihnj 11, 7°. 



57. Grant of Entrlish liberty to Derniot O'Dowgan, of Kyllagho, 
clerk and vicar of Lynnalle; and Hugh Connorwe, of Tctylle, clerk. 
— March 12, 7°. 

58. Grant of English liberty to .John Ennons. and Gilleduff 
^ OHayn, chaplain, Derniot Ennons, llichard llennons, and Margaret 
' Ennons. — Feb. 9, 7°. 

59. Grant of English liberty to Donald O'Neaddy, of Ballyhclyn, 
clerk. — Same date. 

60. Grant of English liberty to Alexander M'Tyrlaghe O'Donyll, 
of Ballobwye, gent., captain of tlie swordsmen (turbarium)," in Ire- 
land, and Eugenie, his wife, and Edward M'Ale.xauder, son of the 
said Alexander. — Feb. ij, 7°. 

61. Grant of English liberty to Conghor M'Geoghecan, captain 
of his nation; Corolc M'Geoghecan, of Knockclosker; Kedaghe 
M'Geoghecan, of Hupenston ; Thomas M'Geoghecan, of Comenston ; 
Conyll M'Geoirhecan, of Casteliston, sons of the aforesaid Conghor ; 
Ucrmot O'MoUan, of Belanurghir, chaplain ; Coco<rrey O'Shanghan, 
of Ballyhorse, chaplain ; Uonat O'Shatiixhan, of the same ; Ross 
M'Geoghan, son of the aforesaid Coule ; Patrick O'Mollan, of 

• TruBAKILS. — ".Swordsini'ii ami pikomoii."— ffo^ Pat. 1» Jiimes I., p.irt i. m. 23. 
A contemporary historian thus describes the Irish troops: — 
" The Irish observe divers degrees, according to which each man is regarded ; 
the basest sort amoni^t tliem are little young wags, called Diilthis: these are 
lackevs, and are scrvii-cable to the grooms or horseboys, who are a degree above 
the Ualtins. Of the thinl degree is the Kern, who is an ordinary soldier, using 
for weapon his sword and target, and sometimes his piece, being commonly so good 
marksmen as tbey will come within a score of a great castle; Kent signitieth, as 
noblemen i^f great judgment infnrmed n\e, a shower of hell, because they are taken 
for no better than Unkehdls, or the Devil's blaguards. The fourth degree is tho 
Galloglass. tising a kind of pidlard for his weapon ; these men are commonly way- 
ward, rathi-r l)v professinn than by nature; grim of coimtenanee, tall of stature, 
big of limb, burly nf bmly, well and strongly linibiTi'il, i-hielly feeding on beef, 
pork, ami butter. The fifth degree is to be an h'lrseman, which is the chiefe.st 
next the Lord and Captain ; these horsemen, when they have no stay of their own, 
gad and range from bousi' to himse, like errant Knights of the liound Table, and 
they never dismount 'till they ride into the hall and as far as the t.ilile. There is 

among them a brulberl d of Kiirrour.i, that jjroll'er to |i|ay at cards all the year 

long, anil make it their mily occupation; they play away mantle and all to the 
bare skin, ami then Iru^s tliemselvi's in straw or leaves; they wait for passengers 
on the bighwav. invite tln'in to game upon the green, and ask no more than com- 
panion) to make them s|iorl ; for default of other stuff they pawn their glib.s, 
their fiiigt'rs and tiies, which they lose or redeem at the courtesy of the winner. 
One ollico in the house of a nobleman is n tale-teller, who bringpth his lord asleep, 
with tales, frivolous and vain, whereunto tho number give sooth aiid credit." 



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Leauiiliyr, chaplain ; Patrick Reyly, of Newton ; John Donagh, of 7 

Laracor, cliaplain ; Patrick M'Kyllymy, of Ballendyrrye, husband- Edw. VI. 

man ; and Shane M'Gyllinrye, of Agher, husbandman. — April 

27, 7°- 

62. Grant of English liberty to Patrick Barnewall, of Stacalan, 
son and heir of Sir Christopher Barnewall, of Kyrston, knight, for 
a fine of i'40 Irish. — Same date. 

63. Grant of English liberty to Philip O'Shee, of Waterford. — 
^^a>J 5> 7°- 

64. Grant of English liberty to Edward Barnewall, of Dromnaghe, 
gent., son and heir of Robert Barnewall, late of Dromnaghe afore- 
said, gent, for a fine of £20 Irish. — Feb. 17, 7°. 

65. Leave of absence to Michael Fitz-Williams, Surveyor-General, 
and Valuator of the King's manors aiid lands in Ireland. — No date. 

66. Presentation of John Cuff to the rectory of Taiuhagger, in the 
diocese of Ferns, vacant, and in the King's gift, of full right ; be- 
cause Balthazare Butler, the previous incumbunt, had been admitted 
and installed in the precentorship of the cathedral of the Holy 
Church of Waterford without license of the Crown. — No date. 

67. Livery of the po.?se.ssions of Oliver Plunket, late Baron of 
Louth, to Thomas Plunket, of Tallonestone, his son and heir, for a 
fine of £53 6s. 8d. — JIc/i/ i, 7°. 

68. Grant of the ward.^^hip and marriage of Richard Delahide, son 
and heir of George Delahide, late of Loghshynney, to Bartholomew 
Aylmer, of Dulladero. — Xo date. 

69. Nomination of WillianiBaker to the place of one of the poor, in 
the cathedral church of St. Patrick's, with a jiension of five marks, 
in the room of Henry Si<enner, to pray for the King's health. — No 
date. 

Patent Roll, i° Mary. — 1553. i 

Mary. 
Membrane 1. 

I. Appointment of Sir Thomas Cnsake, knight, to the ofiice of 
Chancellor ; To hold during pleasure : with the usual fees payable 
out of the customs, tonnage, and poundage of the ports of Dublin, 
Drogheda, and Dundalk, or, if these customs be insufficient, out of 
the revenue in the hands of the Treasurer; with the custody of the 
great seal of the office of Chancellor, and of sealing therewith all 



300 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

' writs of common justice, ami other charters, writs, commissions, and 
MaiT. letters of ollices, lauds, teucmeuts, or hereditaments. — Oct. 2, 1°. 

2. Grant to Thomas Fitz-Morrys, Baron of Lacksnaway, of all 
lordships, manors, lands, privileges, courts leet, view of frank pledge, 
fisheries, customs, and tlic port or creek of the sea called Ficnan, 
the fishing of the water of Cassaue, and all manors or lordsliips 
which Edniond Fitz-Morrys, late Baron of Lacksnaway, or any of 
his ancestors, held or enjoyed in the county of Kerry ; To hold for 
ever, by the services rendered by the late baron. — Oct. 23, 1°. 

3. From the Queen to the Lonl Deputy, and Sir Thomas Cusake, 
Lord Chancellor. 

By the Queue. 

" Trusty and right well-beloved, we greet j'ou well, and let you 
wytte that, for certain considerations us moving, and in respect of 
the good service done unto us, our dear father and brother, by our 
well-beloved servant Sir George Stanly, knight, one of the squires 
of our body, we have given and granted unto iiim the office of our 
Marshall witliin our realm of Ireland, whicli Sir Nicholas Bagenall 
late exercised, together with all such fees, allowances of men, and 
other commodities to the same belonging, as the said Sir Nicholas, 
or any other before him exercising the said otiice, had and received ; 
To hold the said office by himself, or his sufficient deputy, from the 
feast of Saint Michael last, during our pleasure : and these our 
letters shall be unto you sufficient warrant. — Oct. 16, i°." 

Memhrane 2. 

4. From the Queen to the Lord Deputy. 

By the Queue. 

"Right trustic and well-beloved we grete 3'ou well, and let you 
wytt that albeit we have, by our instructions, signed with our hand, 
and delivered unto you our Deputy, signified unto you at good length 
our pleasure and contentation touching tiie order and government 
of that our realm, yet for as much as we be now sued unto by soundry 
loving subjects lately serving in our saiil realm for some recompense 
and consiilcration of their service, wo have thought good, by these 
our letters, to let you understand our pleasure anil resolution (herein, 
as followeth : — First, whereas divers persons have rcipiircd of us the 
farm of such parcels of lands as bo iicreaftcr particularly mentioned, 
that is to say, the Baron of Donboj'uc desirclh the farm of the pos- 
sessions of the late monastery of tlio Ilidy Cross and tiio llooro 
Abbey ; the Baron of Caber, a lease of such farms as are comprised 
in tho letters patent of his creation : Matliew Kinge, the farm of 
certain lan<ls and tithes, to the yearly value of £56 lov. Irish ; 
Giles Ovingdon, the farm of certain lamls situate upon tho borders 
of Leice, late O'Mores country, to tho yearly value of i.'5o ; Richard 



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Mannering, the farm of the jiossessions of the house of Saint Jolin, 

in the Naas, of the yearly value of i'35 i8s. 2d. ; Brien O'Thoell, Mary. 

the farm of the tithes of Fercullen, of the yearly value of 20 marks; 

William Dyxon auJ his brother Edwanl, the farm of certain lands, 
of the yearly value of £56 13s. 41/. ; Sir John Travers, knight, the 
farm of certain tithes, of the yearly value of £5 4«. ; Andrew 
Brewerton, the farm of the parsonage of Swordes ; John Wacklie, 
the farm of certain lands of the yearly value of £84 ; James Ash- 
bolde, the farm of the town of Kylrotherie, in the county of Dublin, 
of the yearly value of £3 13s. 4(?. ; Henry Cowley, the fiirm of the 
two small farms which he now boldeth ; William Kidney, the farm 
of Ballerone ; and Francis Agarde, a lease of certain small farms. 
Ye shall understand that like as we be well pleased to consider the 
service of our said subjects as far forth as may stand with the 
wealth of our said realme, and the commodity of other our loving 
subjects inhabiting the same, so, nevertheless, being informed that 
heretofore, under color of like pretences, divers men of honest 
service have been displaced and put from their livings which they 
had worthily obtained ; and meaning, both now in this case and 
henceforth also in all other the like, to avoid this inconvenience as 
much as in us lieth, our vvill and pleasure is, that ye shall make 
diligent enquiry in whose hands and occupation the parcels of lands, 
tenements, and hereditaments before mentioned do presently remain ; 
and in case the same, or any parcel thereof, be either unleased or al- 
ready in the possession of such of the afore-named persons as requireth 
the same, or else in the occupation of any such other as having for 
his or their offence deserved to forfeit the same, shall not be thought 
fit to be reconciled and restored thereto, we will, in that case, that 
of such of the said lands, tenements, and other hereditaments before 
remembered as be thus clear, ye shall make several leases unto 
such of the before-named persons as do require the same, for the term 
of 21 years, yielding and paying unto us such rent or rents as have 
been heretofore reserved unto us by the best survey ; and if 
any of the said lands shall appear unto you to be already in the 
occupation of other persons of service, so as the partie that pre- 
sently requireth the same cannot, by virtue of this order, have a 
lease thereof, then our pleasure is, that you shall cause such of the 
said persons as by reason thereof cannot enjoy this our grant to be 
otherwise recompensed with the lease for such number of years, 
and in form aforesaid, of some such other thing, as, being unoccupied 
by others, may be answerable to the goodness of that he now de- 
sireth. 

" 2nd. And further, where Henry Draycote, the Remembrancer 
of our Exchequer, hath the occupation of certain farms, heretofore 
granted by lease, for certain years yet to come, our pleasure is, that, 
taking a surrender of the lease that he hath of the same farms, ye 
shall make out a new lease unto him of the farms now in his pos- 
session, for 21 years. 

" 3rd. And where also the Archbishop of Armagh was of late time, 
without any good ground or cause, and contrary to the order of 



303 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

I justice, unjustly deprived of the dignity and office of the Primate 
Mary. of all Ireland, which heretofore he anil his predecessors have enjoyed 

time o>it i>f iiiiiid, and therouiion the said I'riinaoy was conferre<l 

on tlie Archliishop of Duhlin, contrary to all pood order and eiiiiity, 
our fiirtlier pleasure is, tiiat yc i-liall cause tiie sai<l Archhisho]> <if 
Armagh to he again restored to the office of Primate of all Ireland, 
in as ample sorte as ho heretofore enjoyed the same, causing sucli 
writincs or patents to he devised and delivered to him for tiiat jiur- 
pose, under the great seal, as shall ho by our learned Council in the 
law thought most fit and convenient. 

"4th. And where also the saiil Archhishop was of late unjustly cx- 
pulsed anil forced for his refuge to fly the realm ; fur as much as 
during the time of his absence divers of his goods and chattels have 
been embezzled, spoiled, and conveyed away, our pleasure is, that a3 
60on as you conveniently niay ye shall cause imjuiry to be made 
how and to whom his goods have been bestowed, using the best means 
ye can for the recovery thereof again to his use, so as there be no 
part of the same wrongfully detained from him ; and for his better 
maintenance and entertainment in his degree, we are pleased that 
in consideration of the spoil that hath been made of his archbishop- 
rick durinir his absence, he shall have the priory of Ardie, being of 
the j'carly value of fourscore marks, for the term of his life, without 
paj'ing any rent." 

''Finally, whereas the Earl of Thomond hath made suit unto us to 
license him to sue out his livery, our pleasure is, you shall permit 
him so to do ; causing also the Lord Fitzmoryshc's lands to be con- 
firmed unto him by our letters patent, in which behalf he hath been 
an humble suitor unto us. And whereas Sir Morysho Fitzgerald, 
knitrlit, hath caused suit to bo made unto us for recompense of lands 
to the yearly value of £3. in lieu of so much evicted out of his hands 
of such lands as were given by our late dear brother. King Eihvard 
the Sixth, with the bridge of Bealyne, in O'Dempsyc's country, upon 

» Towards the end of the rcip^n of tlio late King, on the deatli of rromer, .Vrch- 
bishop of Annash, which had madi' vacant tlie See of most iniportamo in Ireland, 
because it chiimcd tlie primacy of the whole island, the Tope nominaI<'d Hohert 
Waucop for his successor; the Kins, however, refused to countenance this inter- 
ference with his supremacy, and as that suprenuuy van not acknowledged l>y the 
Irish themselves, the nominee of the Poix- remained with nothint; hut a titular 
di^Tiity. and a native of Ireland, nanie<l .lohn Dowdall. was a]i|Hiinte(l hy royal 
mandate to the Primacy. A disputi' for supremacy had lonn rai.'cd Iwtwcen the 
Sees of Dublin and Annagh. lK>th of which claimed the I'rimacy : after much acri- 
monioiis discussion and repiatcd api^eals, it wa.s at lenjith ai.Tceil, as a mode of re- 
conciling the claims of the contending parties, tliat each prelate .should be entitled 
toprimatial difipiity, and erect his crozier in the diocese of the other; that the .\rch- 
bi.shop of Dublin should be contented wiili llic title of I'rimateof Ireland, while the 
Archhi.shop of Arnmgh should nfeive that of I'rimale iif all Inland. The distinc- 
tion had been aci|uie9eed in by all parlies; but the King rever>ed this decision, and 
by patent the See of Armagh was deprived of llie superior title, which with all its 
powers and pri\ili'ges was conferred on the Archbishop of Dublin anil his sticccssors 
for ever. Upon this Dowdall left the country, and (iiwlacrc was appointed his 
succes-sor in the Archliishoprick. On the accession of Queen Mary, Dowdall was 
replaced in his Sec of Arnntgh, made vacant by the death of Goodacrc, and lie was 
restored to the dignity and office of Primate of oil Ireland. — WiiioiiT. 



I5S3] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 303 

condition that the said Sir Moryshe and his heirs should huild and i 

maintain at his own charge a castle at one end of the bridi;e and a Mary. 

tower on the other for its better defence : touching this suit our 

pleasure is that you shall tirst consider the grant heretofore made by 
our said late brother in this behalf, and whether the condition be 
jierformed by the said Moryshe, or not, or what hath been done by 
him towards the performance of the condition, and also whether the 
castle and tower shall be worth the charge of keej)ing, or not; and 
in case, upon consideration, you shall fin<l all those things to be as 
alleged, we will that you appoint to the said Moryshe Fitzgerald 
other lands of ours near adjoining to the bridge, of the value of £3 by 
the year by the best survey, and to assure the same unto him in such 
manner as ho liath the rest with the said bridge already. 

" Item, whereas petition hath been made by our trusty and well- 
beloved John Parker, Master of our Rolls there, that the office of 
Marshal of our Four Courts in Ireland ma\' be annexed to the Con- 
stableship of our Castle of Dublin, according to the grants of our 
dear father and brother heretofore made ; or else that . . Purcell, 
who hath sithence gotten a patent of the said office o( Marshall, may 
discharge the said Parker of £40, wherein he stands bound to George 
Karye : touching the said office we require you to examine whe- 
ther the annexation of the said offices be profitable to our realm 
or not, and whether PurcelFs graut be good or not, and there- 
upon as you shall find to travel, that either the ofBce of Marshall may 
be annexed to the Constableship, or else that . . Purcell discharge 
the £40 wherein Parker stands bound as aforesaid ; and further, 
whereas our servant, John Parker, hath also been an humble suitor 
unto us, to have some of our lands in Ireland, in gift or fee-farm, in 
recompense of his long service, and the charges he has sustained, 
we let you wit that we are pleased that in recompense of his ser- 
vice to gi'ant unto hira in farm a lease for 31 years of lands to 
the yearly value of 100 marks, after the best survey. 

" Item, whereas the inhabitants of the town of Thomastown have 
caused humble suit to be made to us, that they might have an in- 
corporation, by the name of a sovereign and burgesses, as the town 
of Kilkenny hath; considering the good report that hath been made 
unto us by you our Deputy, of their service heretofore performed, 
we are pleased to grant their suit, requiring you to proceed with 
them according to their desire, and to make them forthwith letters 
patent thereof as appertaineth, and these our letters shall be your 
sufficient warrant in that behalf. 

" And whereas others have required of us the farm of such lands 
as are here particularly mentioned, viz., Francis Agard, the Castle of 
Ferns, and the lands thereto belonging ; Anthony Marche, the house 
of Saint John's, near Kelleys, and Saint Mary, near Drogheda, of the 
yearly value of 38 marks ; John Margetes, the towns of Oughter- 
rilloughe, Scaternagh, and the rectories of Rathayne, Rathregan, 
and Athsie ; Walter Roberts, the parsonage of Sydon : AVe let you 
wit that in respect of the commendation made by you our Deputy, 
of their service, we are pleased to grant that in case the lands by 



304 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

I tliem desired be citlior unloosed or :itri'a«ly in tlioir own occupation, 
Mary, or siicli lands as the occupiers of tlicin, for their offences, sliall lio 

thouglit unmeet to enjoy them any lon;.'er, wo will that in either of 

those cases of such of the saiil lamls before <lesired as be thus clear, 
you shall make several leases unto such of the before-mentioned 
persons as do require them, for the term of 21 years; andif anj'of 
the said lands be in the occupation of others who should not be re- 
moved, then our ])leasure is that you shall cause such of the said 
persons as cannot liave the things they desire, to be otherwise re- 
compensed with a lease for similar number of years of some such 
other thing being unoccupied as may be answerable to the goodness 
of what he now desircth. 

"And whereas others have made suit unto us for keeping of our 
castles within that realm, we will in this case that 3'ou shall have 
the appointing of the captains of every such castle ; in the appoint- 
ing of whom our pleasure is you do specially foresee to place men 
of honest and sober conversation, such as by their wisdom may be 
both able to give you a good account of the cliarge committed to 
them, and minister good examj)les of honest life, justice, and up- 
rightness to the inhabitants near adjoining, without using unlawful 
violence, extortion, or any other kind of injustice towards them, 
upon j)ain of loss of their rooms and further punishment at our 
pleasure, if any shall be found culpable. Given under oursignetat 
our palace of Westminster." — Oct. 23, 1°. 

Membrane 4. 

5. From the Lords of the Council in England to their loving 
friends the Lord Chief Justice of the (Queen's Ilighness's realm of 
Ireland, and the rest of the Council there. 

"After our most hearty commendations; albeit we have been 
hitherto, by reason of certain lets ami diHieulties, forced to bear with 
the time and to send unto you our former letters with our proceed- 
ings at that time, being contrary to our resolutions addressc<l unto 
you herewith, yet those impediments being now taken away and 
good <)])portunity ministereil unto us, we iiavc thought meet to sig- 
nify our present doings unto you as followeth : Ye shall understand 
that by tlie help of God, the worker and briuger forth of all good 
purposes, our sovereign ladvand mistress, Queen Mary, being indeed 
the very right and und.iubted heir unto our late sovereign lord and 
master. King Edward the Sixth, of the Crown of this realm, witli 
all other the dominions bilougiiig to the s:ime. was by us, yestenhiy, 
here, in London, inuclaimed Queen of Kugland, France, and Ireland, 
Defender (jf the I'ailh, and on earth Supreme Head of the Churches 
of Englanil and Irelainl, us by the proclamation herewith sent you 
may perceive ; whose Majesty is now rightfidly ainl justly possessed 
of the Crown; wliereforo we do j>niy and charge you in her Ma- 
jesty's name, not only to see the jirochimation i>resently sent unto 
you, ]irocIainu'd and set forth to the whole Hlale of that realm, so that 
it m.-iy be published to all her Majesty's loving subjects there, but also 



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1553.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 305 

to cause good order to be taken for tbe preservation of her Majesty's 
peace, and continuance of good order and quiet througliout her High- Mary. 

uess's dominions, under your charge, until lier Majesty's pleasure 

shall 1)0 signified unto you, our former letters or advertisements 
heretofore sent to you to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding ; 
and thus requiring you to cause this our order, given unto you in 
our Sovereign lady's name, to be duly and speedily executed, we 
bid you most heartily well to fare, from London, the 20th July, 
1553." 

Your assured loving friends, 

T. Cant. T. Ely. J. Bedforde. 

H. SufTolke. F. Shrewysburie. T. Darcy. 

Richard Cotton. Jo. Bakere. Robert Bowes. 

William Petre. W. Cecyll. Thomas Cusake. 

Jo. Cheeke. Edward, Miden. J. Gormanston. 

Thomas Luttrell. James Bathe. John Alen. 

Membrane 5. 

6. Certificate, that on Sunday, the 19th of November, in the first 
year of the reign of Queen Mary, Sir Thomas Sentleger, Deputy of 
the kingdom of Ireland, took his corporal oath, in the cathedral 
church of the Holy Trinity, Dublin, before Sir Thomas Cusake, 
Lord Chancellor, duly to execute the office of Deputy so long as he 
should continue therein by the letters patent of the lady the Queen; 
wliich letters were then, according to custom, publickly read and 
delivered to him. — Nov. 19, 1°. 

7. Appointment of Sir Thomas Lntrelj, knight, to the office of 
Chief Justice of the Common Bench; To hold during good behaviour, 
with a fee of £45 a year, payable out of the public revenue, by the 
hands of the Treasurer, ami with all profits, rewards, and advantages, 
appertaining or belonging to tbe office, upon surrender of the letters 

patent of King Henry VIII. nominating him to that office Nov. 

16, 1°. 

Membrane 6. 

8. Similar appointment of John Bathe to the office of Chief Baron 
of the Exchequer, during good behaviour, with a fee of .£45 a year. — 
Nov. 16, 1°. 

9. Similar appointment of Sir Gerald Aylmer to the office of 
Chief Justice of the Common Place, during good behaviour, with a 
fee of £46 135. 4c? — Nov. 16, 1°. 

10. Commission to Sir Thomas Cusake, Chancellor, George, Arch- 
bishop of Armagh, George, Archbishop of Dublin, Richard de Saint 



3o6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553 

I Laurence, otherwise Howth, Lord of Howth, Sir GeralJ Avlmer, 
ilary. koight, Chief Justice of the Chief Place, Andrew Wyse, Vice-Trea- 
surer, Sir Thomas Lnttrell. Chief Justice of the Common Bench, 
James Bathe, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, John Parker, Master 
of the Rolls, Sir John Travers, kiiijrht, Master of the Ordnance, 
Thomas de Saint Laurence, otherwise Ilowth, Second Justice of the 
Common Place, Thomas Lockwood, Dean of Saint Patrick's, Walter 
Herdyffe, Second Justice of the Common Bench, Sir Patrick AVLite, 
knight. Second Baron of the Exchequer, John Bath, Sergeaut-at- 
Law, Robert Dillon, Attorney-General, Kichard Fynglass, Solicitor, 
Sir Thomas Talbote, of Malahj-d, knifrht, John Plunket, of Donsaghly, 
Thomas Fitz-Simon, Recorder of Dublin, and Richard Talbote, of 
Tymolege, to be Justices of the Peace in the County of Dublin, and 
in the crosses and marshes thereof; to enquire, by the oaths of good 
and lawful men of the county, as well within the liberties as with- 
out, of all treasons, conspiracies, coining, rape, arson, murder, adhesion 
to the Irish enemies, oppressions, robberies, extortions and other 
crimes; to deliver the gaol ; to examine, discuss, and determine, 
all pleas, petitions, accounts, covenants, and contracts, as well 
by bill as by writ, and to do justice according to the laws and 
customs of the kingdom ; to enquire of all manors, castles, lordships, 
and lands, as well spiritual as temporal, which should have come to 
the hands of the Crown, their value, and their late proprietors. — 
Sov. 20, 1°. 

Membrane 9. 

11. Appointment of John Bathe, in consideration of his faithful 
service, and pursuant to a letter from Her Majesty, dated 20th May, 
in the first year of her reitm, directed to the Lord Deputy and Council, 
to the office of Chief Chamberlain of the Exchr-quer ; To hold for 
life, with such fees and emoluments as Thomas Bathe, or any other 
Chamberlain, received for the performance of the office, jiayable out 
of the issues and revenue of the lordship or manor of Cromlyn, in 
the county of Dublin. — Fth. 18, 1". 

Membrane 10. 

12. Conge d'elire to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral of 
Cashel, to elect Rowland Baron, otherwise Fitz-Gerald, to the Arch- 
biehoprick of Cashel, vacant by the death of Edward Butler. — Xov. 
20, I . 

13. Restitution of the temfKiralties. — Xov. 30, 1°. 

14. Instructions U> the Archbishop of Caehel, tlio Bishop of 
Waterford and Lismore, and the Bishop of I/eigblin, to coneecrat* 
John Thonery, Bi.'hop of Ossory, pursuant to Queen's letter, dated at 
WestmioBter, 14th October. — Dee. 31, i''. 

15. Conge d'elire to the Dean and Chapter of the cathedral of 



1553] CHAXCERY, IRELAND. 307 

Saint Kanysy, of Kilkenny, to elect John Thonery* to tbe bisbop- i 

rick of OsiorT, pursuant to Queen's letter, dated 14th October. — Marv. 
Dec. 26, 1°. ■ — - 

16. Restitution of the temporalties. — Jan. 4, 1°. 

Membrane 11. 

17. Grant of English liberty to Terence, or Tirlagb, O'Dongale, of 
the Irish nation and blood, to be of free state and condition, and to 
be free and quit of all Irish yoke of service _: to use and enjoy tbe 
English laws, preeminences, rights, and customs : to acquire lands, 
tenements, rents, services, and offices, and the same to enjoy to 
him, his heirs and assigns, for ever : and the Queen ratifies and 
confirms the estate and possession which the said Terence now pos- 
sesses in the deanery of Armagh ; To hold during his life — Xt'f. 20, 1°. 

18. Grant of English liberty to Roger M'Gillemorra, prebendary 
of Dunben and Kilkerle, and confirmation of his possession in the 
prebend. — Dec. 24, 1°. 

19. Appointment of Thomas Sendall to the office of Searcher and 
Guagerin thecity of Waterford, the town of Ross, and in all ports and 
creeks thereof; To hold for life; to exercise by himself or deputies, 
and receive all fees and emoluments in any manner appertaining to 
the office. — A'of. 20, 1°. 

20. Appointment of Peter Ford to the office of CTerk of the Works, 
^vith all fees and emoluments to that office belonging ; To hold for 
life, by himself or his sufficient deputy, in as ample manner as 
Nicholas TVylson or Edward Wayleys held that office. — Xo date. 

JHembmne 12. 

21. Appointment of Stephen M'arren to the office of Searcher and 
Guager in the town, port, and creeks, of Galvray ; To hold for life, 
by himself or his sufficient deputy, with all fees and advantages to 
the office belonging or appertaining. — So date. 

» Thonerr succeeded Bale, the writer of the curious work, entitled " The Voca- 
CTon of Johan Bale to the Bishopriok of Osst^rrie, in Ireland, his persecutions in the 
same, and final deliverance." It is a iHK^k of considerable rarity, but it has been 
reprinted in the sixth volume of the origin-al edition of the Harieian Miscellany. 
The '■comedy" of John the Baptist and the "tTairedy " of God"s Promises are 
among Bales works, and were printed in 1538. The latter has been reprinted in 
Hawkins" collection of Old Plays. On the accession of Queen Mary, and princi- 
pally in consequence of a premeditated attack on his house near Kilkenny, when 
five of his household servants were killed, he leit the country : and being conveyed 
on board a ship bound for Scotland, he was taken by pirates .and sold. On being 
redeemed he went to Geneva, where he compiled, immediately after his .irrival. the 
narrative of his adventures in Ireland, which, printeil in December of the same year, 
bears the singular colophon, '• Imprinted in Kome, before the Castell <rf S. .Aiigell, 
at the signe of S. Peter." 



3o8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

I 22. License to tlie Dean and Chapter of tlic cluiicli of the Holy 
Mary. Trinity, of Waterford, and to tlie Dean and Chapter of the eatliedral 
of Lismore, to unite the vicarage of Dunirarvan to the treasurership 

of the cathedral of Waterford, and to confer both olfices on Edward 

Fleming, cleric. — Xo date. 

23. Grant of English liberty to John, otherwise Ouue, Cavanagh. 
—Feb. 13, 1°. 

24. Grant of English liberty to Arthur Cavanagh, of Callan, and 
Nicholas Breuan, of the same place. — No date. 

25. Grant to Charles M'Art Kevanaghe, in consideration of ser- 
vices rendered to the Crown, of the title and dignity of Baron of 
Ballyaue ; To hold for life; and that he should, as Baron, enjoy all 
such privileges and preeminences in all things as other barons of 
the realm more honourably use or enjoy ; with a grant of the 
office of Captain of his Sept, and of all the inhabitants of the country of 
M'Aniore, Edward Dufl", Fedorghe, and le Duft'er, (reserving to the 
Crown the loj-dships and demesnes of Enescorthye, Femes, Glas- 
carryke, and the country called O'Morrowe's country, and Idrone, 
on the north of Glandalur) ; To hold the office of Captain for life, 
with these advantages, namely, that he shall yearly, upon the 
countries of which he is permitted the government, have 24 turbaries, 
called "kerntye," for himself, and twelve for Maurice, or Morhge, 
Kevenaghe, who after him shall be Baron of Cowclelyene; and that 
the said Charles shall have during his life, as well for his better rule 
as for his service, such reasonable customs and commodities of grain 
and money as arc expressed in the schedule (annexed). 



Membrane 13. 

26. Livery of the possessions of Sir Donat O'Brene, Baron of 
Ibrackane and Earl of Thomond, to Congher, otherwise Convye, 
O'Brene, his son and heir, which he held of the Crown in capitc, 
without proof of age, livery, or inheritance. — Feb. 13, 1°. 

27. Apl)ointmentofThoniasde Saint Laurence, otherwise Ilowthe, 
one of tlio Privy Council, to the (dlice of Second Justice of the 
Chief Place ; To hohl during pleasure, receiving annually, while he 
shall remain in office, the fee of .£30, to be Jiaid out of the 
jiublic revenue, with all other fees and emoluments to the office be- 
longing. — Nov. 20, I . 

28. Appointment of Sir Patrick 'White to the olhco of Second 
Baron of the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure, receiving annually 
while he shall remain in office, .£20 to be paid out of the 
public revenue, with all other fees and emoluments to the office be- 
longing. — Nov. 20, 1°. 



I553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 309 

29. Appointment of Walter Kenlyf to the office of Second Justice i 
of the Common Bencli ; To hold during pleasure, with a fee of 40 Mary. 

marks a-year, so long as he shall remain in office, together with all ■ 

fees and emoluments to that office belonging. — N'ov. 20, 1°. 

Membrane 14. 

30. Appointment of Thomas Russell, of Seaton, to the office of 
Clerk of the Crown and Peace of the county of Wexford, and of all 
presentments, indictments, recognizances, process, appeals, and pleas, 
as well before the Justices of Peace of the county and liberties to 
be heard and determined as before any Justices nominated by special 
commission or mandate; To hold by himself or his sufficient deputy, 
during pleasure ; and also his appointment to the office of Clerk of 
the Common Ple.as, and Keeper of the Writs, Rolls, and Records of 
the county and liberty aforesaid, in as ample manner as Nicholas 
Fameni, of Waterford, or Peter Stafibrd, held those offices, with all 
the fees and emoluments to those offices antiently due or accus- 
tomed. — Nov. 20, 1°. 

31. Appointment of William Elliott to the office of Guager and 
Searcher in the ports of the city of Cork and town of Kynsale, and ia 
all the creeks thereto appertaining ; To hold by himself or his suf- 
ficient deputy or deputies, during pleasure, receiving such fees and 
emoluments as John Goldsmith or any other person received for the 
execution of the office. — Nov. 20, 1°. 

32. Appointment of Robert Prat to the office of Second Remem- 
brancer of the Exchequer ; To hold during pleasure, receiving such 
fees and perquisites as any person ever received or enjoyed for the 
execution of the office. — Nov. 20, 1°. 

33. Appointment of Thomas Moyle, otherwise Clarke, of Kilmay- 
nam, to the place of one of the poor within the precinct of the ca- 
thedral of Saint Patrick, near Dublin, which place Roland Bloddy 
lately held; To hold for life, praying for the welfare of the Queen, 
and receiving 5 marks a year out of the public revenue. — No date. 

34. Appointment of John Wycombe to the office of Usher of the 
Exchequer, and to the office of Clerk of the Pleas of the Exchequer; 
To hold by himself or his sufficient deputy during pleasure, receiving 
such fees and emoluments as any person previously received for the 
execution of these offices. — Dec. 23, 1°. 

35. Appointment of Walter Goldynge, of the Grange of Portmar- 
nocke, to the office of Suramonister of the Exchequer ; To hold by 
himself or his sufficient deputy during pleasure, receiving such fees 
and emoluments as any person previously received for the execution 
of the office. — Dec. 11, i°. 



310 TATENT AND CLOSE llOLLS, [1553 

I il(inhrane \-y 

Mary. ^6. Letters patent to George, Archbishop of Arniagli, George, 

Archhishop of Dublin, Edward, Bishoj) of Mcath, Thomas, Bishop of 
KiUhire, Robert, Bishop of Leighhni, Doniinick, Bisho]) of Cork and 
Ross, and John, Bisliop of Annaghdown, commanding tiieni to in- 
vest and consecrate Roland Baron, otherwise Fitz-Gerahi, Archbishop 
of Cashel, to which he had been promoted by the Dean and Chapter. 
—Nov. 26, 1°. 

37. Appointment of Michael Cusake to the office of Clerk of 
the Peace of the counties of Westmcath and Louth, and Clerk 
of the Crown of all presentments, indictments, recognizances, 
processes, and appeals, to be heard and determined before any 
Justices nominated by special commission or mandate ; and also 
Clerk of the Peace and Clerk of the Crown at assizes before any 
of the King's Justices or Commissioners ; To hold during pleasure, 
with all fees and perquisites antiently belonging to these offices. — 
Dec. 9, 1°. 

38. .\piiointment of B.artholomew Ayhnur, of Dowllardston, to 
the office of Clerk of the Peace of the counties of Kildareand Meath, 
and to the office of Clerk of the Crown ; To hold during pleasure 
(as in the preceding appointment), with an injunction, that the 
Keeper of the Rolls and Records shall give the custody of them to 
the said Bartholomew or his sufficient deputy. — Die. 9, 1°. 

39. Appointment of John Miagli, of Dublin, to the office of 
Guager and Searcher in the port of tlie city of Limerick, and in all 
the creeks thereto aj)])ertaining; To hold by himself or his sutKcient 
deputy, during pleasure, in as ample manner as Robert Wesley, 
Ilumfrey Sexten, or any other person held that office, and witii the 
fees due and of right utcustomed. — Dec. 5, 1°. 

40. Appointment of Laurenee Hamond to the office of Constable 
of the Castle of Trym, and Receiver and liailiff of the lordship or 
manor of Trym, in the place of Sir John Wallop ; To hohl by bimself 
or his sufficient deputy <luring pleasure, receiving for the office of 
Constable £10 a year, and for the othce of Receiver and Bailiff such 
fees and perquisites as antiently appertained to the office. — Dec. 5, i°. 

Membrane 1 6. 

41. Appointment of Patrick Clynche, of Scryne, to the office of 
Transcriber of the Exchei|iier ; To hold by himself or his sufficient 
deputy during jileiusure, receiving such fees or pcri|uisites as any 
person ever received for the execution of the office. — Dec. 9, 1°. 

42. Appointment of Richard Plunkct, of Newehou.sc, to the office 

of Chief Sergeant of the county of Louth; To liold during pleasure. 

Nov. 22, 1°. 



I553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 311 

43. Appointraeut of Sir George Stanley, knigbt, one of Her i 
Majesty's Esquires, to the office of Marshal of the army and forces Mary. 

in Ireland; To hold during pleasure, and to exercise by himself or 

his sufficient deputy, receiving annually for himself four shillings 

a day, and nine pence a day for 30 light armed horsemen ; with 
power to appoint provosts, seneschals, and other officers, as well 
for administering justice, as for the custody of the gaol and pri- 
son of the Marshal, and the good government of the soldiers and 
army; To hold a court-marshal. The provosts or seneschals to have 
cognizance, and hold pleas in the court before the Marshal of all 
transgressions, contracts, affrays, barters, machinations, and other 
actions, civil, criminal, and military, arising between any soldiers, 
or others of the army and forces in Ireland, in time of war or peace; 
to hear and finally determine them ; to arrest and punish all soldiers 
offending or contravening the laws, statutes, proclamations, and 
ordinances ; to commit them to execution and extreme punishment 
if the nature of the offence require it ; and to do all other things 
for the good government of the soldiers, stipendiaries, and forces, of 
right and custom to the office belonging — jVo date. 

44. Appointment of John Bathe, of Athcarne, to the office of 
Solicitor-General ; To hold during pleasure, in as ample manner a.s 
Patrick Barnewall, of Gracedyewe, exercised that office N^o date. 

Membrane 17. 

45. Inteeroo.\toeies. — " Whether Nicholas Bennett, of Dublin, 
merchant, had any lease for term of years of the lands and lordship 
of Palmerston, Jordaneston, and Cotrelleston, from Sir Thomas 
Everarde, late prior of the house, or hospital, of Saint John's with- 
out the New Gate of Dublin, before the suppression of the said 
house ? 

" Whether the said Nicholas came to Palmerston, and there kept 
court at any time, or shewed his lease openly in the court before the 
suppression ? 

" Whether the tenants of the lands paid any rent to the said 
Nicholas before the suppression ?" 

Answers. — " Mathew Helkoke, of Kilmainham, being sworn, to 
the first interrogatory, saith, lie knows nothing ; to the second he 
saith, that Nicholas Bennett kept conrt in Palmerston, but how long 
ago he cannot remember : once or twice to his remembrance he 
(Bennett) shewed certain writings in the court ; but whether they 
related to the premises or their effect he remembereth not; his cause 
of knowledge arose from his being one of the twelve men, once or 
twice, that was in the quest when the court was kept by the said 
Nicholas." 

" Richard White, of Kilmainham, deposed, that Nicholas Bennett 
had the whole of Palmerston, half of Jordaneston, and half of Coter- 
elston, in lease from the late Prior of Saint John's before the sup- 



312 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

I jircssion, liut how long lie could not say; but deponent remembered 

Mary, well, that he, as servant, brought two terms' rent to the said 
Nicholas, and he brought the custom geese at Michaelmas, and the 
custom hens to Dublin, once before the suppression — the Prior re- 
maining in the Abbev.'' 

" John llarwarile, of the old town of Clomedane, saith, that about 
15 yearcs, n]ion the morrow of this next Saint James tide, as lie re- 
inombereth well, Nicholas Bennett came to Palmerston, and there 
kept court, and received the rent of the lands in the interrogatory 
mentioned, and he did not hear that any abbey was suppressed in 
Ireland at that time; "and that the jiarish was grongynge and 
styckinge to pay their rents to the said Nicholas, and, nevertheless, 
they payed their rents, every man of them." — July 9. 

Interkogatories. — "Wlictlier the lease made by the Prior, with 
the assent of the convent, to Alson Dave, of the farm that she lately 
dwelled in, and wherein Eliza Gorballyo now dwelleth, in Jonlanys- 
ton, was delivered by the Prior before the i6th day of June, in the 
30th year of King llenry VI I L, or not ! 

" In what place was the said lease delivered, aii<l before whom ? 

" Who did write the lease 1 Whether it was made with an ante- 
date, or not; and at whose request the said ante-date was ]>ut into 
the leased' 

Answers — Sir Robert Sexe, of Palmerston, chaplain, saith, that 
the lease was made by the Prior to the said Alson about Lammas 
day, 30° Henry VIII. That the lease was delivered by the late 
Prior and his convent in Begnett Stanton's house, before Mr. Robert 
Fitz-Simons, late Chanter of Saint Patrick's; and William, the 
notary, writer of the lease, asked of him, whether it was made 
with an ante-date ; when ho answered, that it was, and by the 
procurement of Sir Robert Fitz-Simons? 

Membrane 18. 

Wm. Mowscherst saith, that the lease in question is in his own 
handwriting, and " conceiveil on paper eithero by the hands of Ro- 
bert Fitzsimone, late Chantor, or else by his brother Thomas, now 
Recorder of Dublin, which .said Robert was the only mediator to 
the late Prior for the attainment thereof ;" ho further saith that the 
lease undoubtedly was inailc with an ante-date, and by the re(|uest 
of Robert Fitzsinion, aiul for the verifying thereof he knoweth it 
the rather tliat it was written two years ami more after tlie hither 
coming of deponent into Irelaml, which, at Whitsontide last, waa 
13 years, and that for so moche as he is acerteynedo that ho canio 
into tliis realm the Whitson Monday next after tlio winning of tlio 
Castle of Maynootli. 

Sir Thomas Everard saith, that Bennett's lease was made and 
sealed before Alson Davy's lease ; that Sir Robert Fitzsimon brought 
a leaso with him for said Alson, written by William tho notary, 



IS53-J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 313 

and niaile suit to deponent and his co-brethren for the sealing i 
thereof, who, answering said, " that the thing past tlieir seal before Mary. 

to Mr. Bennett;" " no force," said the chauntor, "I pray you let this be 

sealed and Bennet and we shall agree," at whose importunate suite 
they sealed it accordingly ; the said Alson's lease bearing an ante- 
date, which they also delivered as their deed by reason that she 
was long their farmer before N'o date. 



Memhrane 19. 

46. Appointment of Richard Einglas, of Waspelleston, to the office 
of Solicitor-General ; To hold during pleasure, with a fee of iiio a 
year. — Xo dale. 

47. Appointment of Thomas Agard to the office of Seneschal of 
the liberty and county of Wexford ; To hold during pleasure, with 
licence to appoint a Deputy, aud a fee of ^20 a year ; and also to 
the office of Constable of the Castle of Wexford, with a fee of £5 a 
year. — No date. 

48. Appointment of Edward Larkyn to the office of Captain of 
Skerres, and Craigefergns, alias Knockfergus, in Ulster ; To hold 
during pleasure in as ample manner as Walter Flody held that 
office — No date. 

Memhrane 20. 

49. Appointment of .James Barnewall, of Brymore, to the office of 
Justice of the Liberties, Franchises, and Privileges of the county of 
Wexford ; To hold during pleasure. — No date. 

50. Appointment of John Kelly to the place of Porter within 
the Castle of Dublin, with a fee of 8c7. a day ; To hold during 
pleasure. — No date. 

51. Appointment of William Bremyngham to the office of Clerk 
of the Peace and Clerk of the Crown of the counties of Kildare and 
Meath ; To hold during pleasure. — Dec. 29, 1°. 



Membrane 21. 

52. Appointment of Robert Dillon to the office of Second Justice 
of the Chief Place ; To hold during pleasure in as ample manner as 
Thomas de Saint Laurence, otherwise Ilowth, held that office. — 
Jan. 17, 1°. 

53. Another appointment of Robert Dillon to the same office, 
with a salary of £30 a year — Ajiril 16, 1°. 



314 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

I 54. Appointment of liandolpli, otiiorwise Ralph Cocrill, gent., 

Mary, to the office of Chief Enfrrosser of the Excheipier ; To hoKi during 

• pleasure, with a fee of .£10, in as ample manner as Walter Hussey 

held that office. — ^Vo dute. 

55. Appointment of Richard Baker to the place of one of tlic 
poor within the i)recinct of the cathedral of St. Patrick, in the 
room of Thomas Owe, with a fee of £4, praying for the welfare of 
the Queen. — March 20, 1°. 

Membrane 22. 

56. Appointment of John Aylmer to the place of one of the poor 
witliin the precinct of the cathedral of St. Patrick, near Dublin, 
in the room of George Tyj^singham, with a fee of £4, praying 
for the welfare of the Queen. — April 2, 1°. 

57. Appointment of Richard Ilyelen, soldier, to the place of one 
of the poor within the ])reciuct of the cathedral of St. Patrick, 
in the room of Edward Rcdcmane, with a fee of five marks, praying 
for the welfare of the Queen. — Juti/ 18, 1°. 

58. Decree in a suit wherein Shane O'Forall, Faghny M'Teige 
O'Ferall, and Hubert M'Fcrras contended for the captainshij) and 
rule of the country of Mywreone ; which, having been submitted to 
the decision of Thomas (Jusake, Chancellor, and Gerald Aylmer, 
Chief Justice, they decided that Shane O'Ferall, as well on account 
of his dignity as by the ancient custom of the country, should be 
captain and governor, together with " Callaghe and Clumalle," by 
the name of O'Ferrall boy, in as ample manner anil form as his 
ancestors held that dignity ; and cnntirmation of the decree by the 
Lord Deputy and Council. — Jii/i/ 3, 1°. 

59. Cong!' d'oliro to the Archdeacon and Chapter of the diocess 
of Meath, to elect William Walshc, iloctor of divinity, bishop of 
that see. — No date. 

Membrane 23. 

60. Grant of English liberty to Richard O'Coman of Carricke- 
magriffin. — Jan. 6, 1°. 

61. Grant of English liberty to Edmond M'Morogh O'Tole of 
Bashalloghe, in the county of Dublin, gentleman. — May 1 1, 1°. 

62. Parilon of John Limerick, rector of Dcvcr, Richard White, 
Robert Dowdall, ami John Shryan of Dundalke, merchants, for alien- 
ating the possessions of a monastery or religious house in tiie county 
of Louth, the name of which is not mentioned. — No date. 



1553] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 315 

63. Licence to Christopher Barnewall, of Gracedieu, James Bar- 1 
newall of Brymore, Robert Taylor of Swenlys, William Talbot of Mary. 

Malahide, John CadJell of the Nail, William IJlacknye of Rychyn- 

hore, to alienate to John Nagle of Dublin, Edward Bathe of Dun- 
kerney, Richard Lander of Kylkenny, Jcdin Felde of Luske, and 
Thomas Delahyd of Droghcda, all the lands and possessions of the 

said Christopher, in the counties of Dublin and Meath, and in the 
city of Dublin. — Xo date. 

3Iembi-ane 24. 

64. Grant to George, Archbishop of Armagh, in consideration 
of the loss of his goods and estate, and the spoil of his archbishop- 
rick in his absence, of the site, circuit, and precinct of the late 
monastery or hospital of Atherdee, in the county of Louth, with all 
its messuages, lands, services, and custouis, and the lands of Ather- 
dee, Manteeston, the Grange of Shanlis, Pureheston, Mullaghecloo, 
Knocke, Hurleston, Pogheleston, Blakeston, and Gaveston, in the 
county of Louth, and the churches, rectories, or chapels of Atherdee, 
Athereston, Mapaston, Moreston, Knocke, Rychardeston, Stakyllen, 
Shanlys, Marghyrckelone, Maghyrroyshe, and Donaghemane, in the 
county of Louth ; To hold for the term of his life without account. 
— March 12, 1°. 

65. Grant to George, Archbishop of Armagh, and his successors, 
of the title and dignity of Primate of all Ireland ; reciting that the 
late King Edward had conferred that title on the Archbishop of 
Dublin ; but as the Arclibisho|) of Armagh, and his predecessors bad 
from the time to whicli the memory of man runneth not to the 
contrary, always used and enjoyed that dignity until he was, without 
good cause, and contrary to all justice, deprived of it, Her Majesty 
caused the letters patent to the Archbishop of Dublin to be can- 
celled, and by this grant restores the dignity to the Archbishop of 
Armagh. — March 12, 1°. 



66. Charter (enrolled also at the instance of the inhabitants 
Rol. mem. 28 Elizabeth ni. 30,) granting to the Provost and 
Burgesses of Thomastown, formerly called Grenan, or by what- 
soever name the Provost or Burgesses were called or known, and 
to their successors, that they should, from thenceforth, for ever, be 
a body corporate, consisting of a Provost and Burgesses ; that they 
should have perpetual succession ; and that the Provost and Bur- 
gesses should be persons able and in law capable to plead, and be 
impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in all 
pleas, suits, quarrells, and demands, moved or to be moved, in the 
King's Courts or elsewhere ; and that the Provost, on the Feast 
of Saint Michael, should swear well and faithfully to rule and 
govern the town according to the law and good customs used 
and approved of ; and that the then Provost and his successors, 



3i6 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

1 Provosts of the town, slioulJ have such and the like jurisJiction, 

Mary, authority, ami jjower in cases judicial, and in the co^iiizanc< 
of pleas in all matters and things arisin;^ in the town ( • 
borough, as the Provost of the town of Kilkenny had used t 
exercise within the town of Kilkenny and its franchises. Th> 
charter furtlier grants that the Provost, Burgesses, and tiioir sue 
cessors, might, yearly, aud from time to time, elect and appoint 
euch members and officers for regulating ami governing the courts 
and hundreds of the town, and do all other matters relating thereto, 
as were used in the town of Kilkenny; that they and their suc- 
cessors might have for their own use all fines, forfeitures, and 
amercements arising within the town and its franchises, or in 
any court therein, without any account to be ren<lered ; and that 
the Provost and Burgesses and their successors might have and 
hold for ever within the town and its franchises, a market on 
every Monday, with all the liberties, privileges, toll.-i, customs, 
profits, coniodities, and emoluments belonging thereto, in as largo 
and ample a manner as was used by the Burgesses of Kilkenny, or 
the Burgesses of any other town in the kinfrdom holding a market. 
The Charter also grants a fair to be held within the town and 
its franchises on the 30th April, and to continue for 15 days in 
every year, with the like tolls, customs, privileges, and emoluments 
as were used in the town of Kilkenny, or in an}' other town in 
Ireland holding fairs ; and that the Provost and Burgesses, and 
their successors, should forever have and exercise within the said 
town and its franchises all the rights, jirivileges, customs, authorities, 
and jurisdictions which the Provost and Burgesses of Kilkenny 
claimed, held, and exercised in any way under any grant from 
William Mariscall, Earl of Pembroke, or by any of the Queen's 
progenitors. — iVo date, hut asccrtuincd to he 1° Atari/. 

Dorso. 
Membrane 3. 

67. Prom the Queen to Sir Thomas Cusake, Lord Chancellor: 
" We have received advertisement and good report from our 
Deputy and Council of your good behaviour, iiiilu--try, and dili- 
gent service exhibited unto us, and our dear l)rotlier, whose soul 
God pardon, as well in your own ollice, as sui>plying the room of our 
Deputy during his ab.sence; for which we yield unto you our rigiit 
hearty thanks, and as wc have argument sufficient of your good 
perseverance and continuance, so shall you liml us your good Lady, 
mindful anil inclined to regard you and your service to your com- 
fort : lotting you wit, that at this present, by our letters uddrcssed 
to our Deputy, wc have given onler, that by his discretion, you 
shall be reasonably considered for your entertainment in respect of 
your travail an<l charges sustained in our service, not doubting but 
our l)e])uty ensure our pleasure therein as appertainetii." — Wistmin- 
ster, Decenibfr 14, 1°. 



I553-] CHANCEEY, IRELAND. 317 

68. From the Queen to the LoiJ Deputy : i 

" Whereas, our right trusty and right well beloved cousin, the Mary. 
Earl of Thoraond, hath been a suitor unto us here to be admitted to • 
sue forth his livery of such castles, manors, and lands, as he holdeth 
of us in Ireland, we let you wii, that for his better encouragement 
to serve us truly there, as he hath promised, we have been contented 
to grant hira his suit, wherefore we require you to admit him to 
sue his livery accordingly, and to grant him such writing as shall 
be needful for him in that case." — Westminster, Oct. 19, 1°. 

69. From the Queen to the Lord Deputy and the Lord Chancellor : 
"Whereas, our well-beloved servant, Mathew Kinge, now pre- 
sently holdeth of us in farm our manor of Lucane, in the county of 
Dublin, the years whereof are near expired; in consideration of his 
long and honest service, our pleasure is, that you shall take a 
surrender of his old lease, and make a suthcient lease again to him 
and his assigns in writing, under our great seal, for twenty-one 
years; paying unto us and our successors in our Exchequer the 
yearly accustomed rent due for the same, with such other covenants 
and conditions as are mentioned in his former lease." — Westminster, 
Dec. 13, 1°. 

70. Similar letter from the Queen to the Lord Deputy and the 
Chancellor in behalf of Mathew King, to have a renewal for 21 
years of his lease of the manor of MoyclarCj in the county of Meath. 
— Westminster, Dec. 19, 1°. 

Membrane 5. 

71. Commission to Sir Anthony Sentleger, Deputy, Sir Thomas 
Cusake, Chancellor, Sir Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice, John Parker, 
Master of the Rolls, and Andrew Wyse, Vice-Treasurer, to demise and 
farm let all the manors, lands, tenements, fishings, tithes, and other 
hereditaments which should come to the hands of the Crown, for 21 
years, or any lesser term, and to bargain and sell the custody, ward, 
and marriage of the heirs of those that have died in homage to the 
Crown, being within age and under the degree of a Baron; reserv- 
ing all woods and mines — Oct. 23, 1°. 

72. From the Council in England to the Lord Deputy : 

" After our hearty commendations, this bearer, Mathew Kinge, hath 
informed us, that by order of Sir Ed ward Bellingham, late Lord Deputy, 
he disbursed of his own proper goods certain sums of money in build- 
ing and repairing theCastle of Dungarvane,and is yet unpaid the sum 
of £343 i6s. 4c?. ; and further, the said Mathew allegeth, that he is 
indebted to the Queen's Highness near about the same sum. Her 
Highness's pleasure is that you examine the matter, and finding the 
same to be true, you give him allowance of the sum before mentioned 
in discharge of his debt, by your warrant to be directed to the 
Treasurer ; and as we have been credibly informed that the said 



3i8 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

I Matliew hath been lately despoiled of his goods hy the Irish rebels 

Mary, and others, in tlic counties of Kilkenny and U|)i>er Os.sory, her 

Ilighness's pleasure is, that you likewise examine tiie same and take 

such order therein as unto justice shall appertain ; and as we per- 
ceive he hatli been a man of long service, and hath sustained 
groat losses by the rcbells, wo pray you to extend your favour 
towards him as well in the premises as in all other his lawful 
causes." — Wefitminster, the last of Ucluber, 1553. 

Membrane 7, 

73. Commission to Sir Thomas Cusake, Chancellor, authorising 
him to take a surrender of the patents of Sir Gerald Aylmer, Chief 
Justice of the Bench, Sir Thomas Luttrell, Chief Justice of the 
Common Place, James Bathe, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and 
Henry Draycott, llemembrancer of the Exchequer, and to cause new 
pateuts to be passed to them of the same offices ; To hold during 
pleasure, with a salary of £66 os. 4'1. to Sir Gerald Aylmer, £45 
to Sir Thomas Luttrell, £45 to James Bathe, and £24 to Henry 
Draycott Westminster, Oct. 3, 1°. 

Membrane 8. 

74. Form of making thegeneral pardons. — ]Yestminster, Oct. 4, 1°. 

75. " The clause of the general pardon inserted in the Queen's 
Majesty's instructions." " And whereas we have given and openly 
published the day of our coronation to our good and loving subjects 
of England our free and general pardon; our jdeasure is, that you, our 
Deputy and Council, shall give in our name the like general pardon 
to all our loving subjects of Ireland, to the intent, that they whom 
wo account our natural subjects no less than our subjects of England, 
may taste also of our clemency, and thereby bo the more moved to 
acknowledge their duties towards us, which pardon wc will shall be 
free and take cU'ect without payment of any money." 

Membrane 9. 

76. Commission to tlic Lord Deputy and the JIarshall of the 
Army to hear and determine all military cases, and to execute mar- 
shal law. — Sept. 2, 1°. 

77. From the Queen to the Lord Deputy, the Lord Clianccllor, 
and Council of Ireland : 

"We perceive at this present, that tlic archbislioj)rick of Cashcl 
18 vnyd, wc have thought good, for the good learning and integrity 
of life which by your commendation and otherwise we understand 
to be in Roland Baron, alias Filz Garret, clerk, to nominate and ap- 
point him to the said bishoprick ; willing and commamling yon, 
therefore, to make him forth our letters jiatent under our great seal 
of the same archbishoprick, and to give order for bis due consecrati<m 
and instiillation, arcordiiig to the or<ler of our realm of Ireland 
heretofore accustomcil." — Oct. 14, \°. 



I553-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 319 

78. From tlio Queen to Sir Thomas Cusake, Chancellor, one of the 1 
Justices : Mary 

" We are credibly informed that the ahhey of Femes within our 
realm of Ireland, hath lain waste an<l uninhaliited many years,forthat 
the same is amongst Irishmen, and the late lessee was not able to 
inhabit for want of power sufficient to defend it against the Irish; and 
to the intent that the lands belonging to the abbey should be the 
better manured and defended, our late Deputy, Sir James Croftes, pro- 
cured the lessee to surrender his lease to you, our Chancellor, with 
the intent to place one David Power there, who now hath inhabited 
and stored it, upon promise made by our Deputy, to ask us for a 
lease thereof to him for 21 years ; we are pleased, for those consid- 
erations, that a lease shall be made to the said David and his assigns 
for 21 years of the said abbey, with its appurtenances, both spiritual 
and temporal, according to the best survey ; and our further plea- 
sure is, that all the lands belonging to the abbey shall be henceforth 
exonerated from all manner of Irish exactions and impositions whatso- 
ever, excepting only such cesses as are acustomed to be paid in other 
places of the English pale." — Aug. 12, 1°. 

79. From the Queen to the Lord Deputy, the Chancellor, and the 
Council of Ireland : 

"Right trusty, i-c. Whereas we perceive the bishoprick of 
Ossory to be void, we have thought good, for the learning and inte- 
grity of life which we understand to be in John Thonerey, Bachelor 
of Divinity, to nominate and appoint him to the same bishoprick ; 
these shall be therefore to will and command you to make letters 
patent under our great seal to the said John of the bishoprick, and 
to give further order for his consecration and installation according 
to the order of our said realm." — Oct. 14, 1°. 

Membrane 10. 

80. Commission to John Parker, esquire, Master of the Rolls, to 
execute the instructions contained in the accompanying schedule." 
—Jul// 6, 1°. 

" First, he shall and may hear, examine, and take order for all 
matters in controversy, and to be moved before him betwixt party 
and party, inhabiting as well in O'Faly, Fertullaghe, Ferbill, and 
Bremyngham's country, as in the barony of Moyfenragh, and the 
Bishop's lands, Leynagh's lands, and Clonnore ; and also shall ex- 
amine and enquire in all these parts of all recetters of stolen goods, 
putters out of any goods to the Connors, or any other like Irishmen, 
and proceed with them according to his discretion. He shall take 

'^ lu the State Paper Office, London, is an " extent and survey of the lordship 
and dominion of Offally. with other the possessions and hereditaments late pertain- 
ing to Brene O'Connor, late Capytaine thereof, which now are seized in our Sove- 
reign Lord the King's hands. Taken before \Yalter Cowley, of Watyrford, his 
Highuess's General Surveyor, lOth November, ijjo." — Calendar State Papers. 



320 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

1 musters as well of all the gentlemen and other inhabitants in those 
Mary, quarters, as also of all kern that liavc holdini; in the country, and 

others that he in wages with the Queen's JLijcsty, and ajipoint them 

from time to time to serve as occasion shall re(|uire for defence of 
the Queen's subjects, and punishment of all malefactors, as well 
enemies, Irishmen, or subjects, as thieves and ' vaccabundes.' He shall 
likewise enijuire for those that take meat or drink, or take money 
of the poor jieople without authority, and do what he may to have 
them apprehended and punished, causing them to make reparation 
for the exactions practised on the ])Oor. He shall punish all such 
as have taken, or shall ttike hereafter, any pledge by their own 
hands, unless they have first licence. He shall take order in the 
said quarters, and foresee that nightly watch bo set forth and kept 
in all places there, upon pain and penalties to be appointed by him, 
and which he shall levy accordingly. He shall I'aise in Moyfenragh, 
Lune, Berniingham's country, the Bishop aud Leuagh's lands, Fer- 
bill, and Fertullagh, to repair a ditch that rcaciieth from the Castle 
of Secroighan to the Boyne, which in times past was made for the 
defence of the country, of every plowland, six men for six daj'S ac- 
cording to a concordatum made to him in that behalf. He shall 
take order for the quiet aud defence of the said countries, and hath 
power from time to time to parley witii the outlaws, rcbells, or other 
fugitive persons, and at his discretion to give them, or any of them, 
safe conduct to come and go to and from liim." — No date. 

Signed, 



" Stany hurst." 



Membrane 11. 



81. Grant to Nicholas Dewerouxe, of Adamyston, in the county 
of Wexford, to be free of coyn and livery, and all Irish customs and 
exactions. — Lismollcn, April 29, 1°. 

82. Conveyance whereby Simon Sex, chaj)lain, granted to Kobert 
Gardiner, of Cork, all his lamls and possessions in the island of 
Innesm'^nell, and in llynmayn Balliertharagh, in the island of Innes- 
more, Knocknialwoge, Shandou, Castleleghane, in the city, and in 
Dungarvan, in the suburbs of Cork, and in the county of Cork ; To 
hold to the .said Robert Gardiner and the heirs male of his body of 
the chief Lords of the fee by the services thereout ilne and of right 
accustomed, with remainder, in default of heirs male, to John, son 
of David Myaghe, of Cork, and hi.s heirs male, remainder to John, 
son of John Heync, of Cork, an<l liis heirs male, remainder to Bichard 
Gardiner, of Bregewater, and his heirs male, remainder to William 
Gardiner, of Bregewater, remainder to the right heirs of Hobert the 
grantor Ajtril 6, 7° Henry IV. 

83. Letter of Attorney, whereby Simon Sex appointed Baldwen 
Hodynet, his attorney, to put Robert Gardiner in possession of the 
lands in the preceding article mentioned. — April 6, 7° Henry IV. 



X553] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 321 

84. Decree maJe by William Sliidily, Thomas Copyn, JoLu i 
White, and Johu AValshe, arbitrators, in a suit between Richard, Mary. 

son and heir of Patrick Miaghe, and James, son of Gerald Myaghe, 

on the one part, and John, son and heir of William Fitz-John 
Miaghe, on the other part, in the hundred of the city of Cork, 
before Maurice Roche, Mayor, John Skiddy and William Ma- 
howne, Bailifls, the i 2th of September, 4th of Henry the Seventh, 
concerning the seisin and fee of a moiety of a weir called the 
" Mycho Werr," in Loghmaklen. On examination of witnesses and 
evidences produced, it was adjudged and declared that John, sou 
and heir of William Miaghe, son and heir of John Miaghe, should 
have the seizin and fee of a moiety of the said weir ; To hold 
according to the form and eflect of a certain deed of coufirmatioa 
made to William Miaghe, father of the said John. — Seji. 12, 4° 
Heiiry YII. 

Membrane 13. 

85. Grant to the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore of exemption 
from all secular exactions claimed by the Butlers, the Fitz-Geralds, 
and the Poers, out of the lands and possessions of those Sees. — Oct. 
14, 13° Henri/ I III. 

Membrane 16. 

86. Lease made by Sir John Rawson, knight. Prior of the Hos- 
pital of Saint John of Jerusalem, and his brethren, to Nicholas 
Stanyhurst, of Dublin, of the Priory of Kylbegge, in the county of 
Kildare ; To hohl for 41 years at a rent of ^10 a year, payable at 
the Chapter-house of Kilmainham ; and finding a chaplain to per- 
form divine service at the parish church of Kylbegge. — June 20, 
1538, 30° Henry VIIL 

Membrane 17. 

87. Deed whereby Sir Edmond Rouse, knight. Treasurer and 
Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, nominates John Ryan and Robert IIol- 
dyche his deputies to serve in his office of Treasurer. — 21arcli 9, 
1533) 1° ^'^«''y- 

88. Letter from the Queen to the Lord Deputy and Council of 
Ireland : — " Right trusty, we greet you well, and let you wit that our 
dearest brother. King Edward the Sixth, whose soul God pardon, 
in consideration of the acceptable service done by the bearer, 
Walter Aphoell, rewarded him with a lease of the Abbey of Woney, 
in the county of Limerick, for the term of 19 years; we have, 
upon his humble suit made unto us, granted him two years more, 
and therefore will and command you, immediately upon his surrender 
into your hands of his old lease, to make him forthwith a new 
one, word for word, under our great seal, for 21 years." — Nov. Tj, 1°. 

89. Conveyance whereby Patrick Whytthey, chaplain, granted 
and conveyed to Richard Sutton of Fytharde, aud Agatho, his wife, 

Y 



322 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 

1 a burgage in Bishops-street, in Woxfonl, three messuages, three 
Marv. carucates of land, and 80 acres in Cloiianlc, and a messuage, a 

carucate and lialf of land in Ballyliennor ; To hold for the term of 

their lives, witli reversion to Ado Sutton, son of the .said llichanl, 
and his heirs male ; remaimler to John Sutton, of Wexford, and his 
heirs male ; remainder to Roger, son of Ridiard Sutton, and his 
lieirs male; remainder to David, son of Richard, with divers re- 
mainders over. — Monday he/ore the Feast of Saint JIathew the Apostle, 
^rd of Richard II. 

" Be it remembered, that on this day this deed was brought into 
Chancery by Nicholas White, of Wexford, wlio prayed to have it 
enrolled, which was granted, upon trial that it was no forged or 
suspicious deed." — 20 June, 1°. 

Memhrane 18. 

90. Letter of Attorney whereby John Knighte, of Dublin, ap- 
pointed John Ashe, of Balniagwer, in the county of Dublin, his 
attorney, to receive seizin and pos.session of certain mes.suagcs and 
lands in CunUle, Luske, Kynnuire, and Darditzston, in the county 

of Dublin, and Ardenuro, in the county of Meatli Jtdy .>6, 23° 

Henry Y II. 

91. Conveyance whereby James Umfrey, vicar of Saint Maetdiii 
of Luske, granted and conlirmed tn .Tolin Kiiyght, of Dublin, certain 
lands in Cwrdwtlb, Luske, Kynnuire, and Darditzston, in the county 
of Duldin, and Anlenuro in the cdunty of M( ath ; To hold to the 
said John and the heirs male of his body ; roniaimlcr to Cathorino 
Ashe; remainder to Sir Thomas Kent; remainder to Thomas 
Husse; renuiiuder to John Ashe (brother of said Catherine); re- 
mainder to the right heirs of John Knight for ever. — June 26, 23" 
Uenry YII. 

92. Letter of Attorney whereby James Umfrey appointed ,Iohn 
Ashe, of Balmagwcr, in the county of Dublin, his attorney to receive 
seizin and possession of the lands of Cwerilude, Luske, Kynnuire, 
ancl Darditzston, in the county of Dublin, and Ardennre in the county 
of Meatli. — J une 8, 23° llcnrij YII. 

93. Conveyance whereby John Knyghte gi-anted and confirmed 
to James Umfrey, vicar of Saint Maculin of Luske, all his hinds in 
Cwrdulle, Luske, Kynnuire, and Danlilzston, in the coutity of Duldin, 
and Ardeiiure, in the county of Mcath ; T<i li<dd to the said James, 
Lis heirs and assigns for ever. — J une 6, 23° lleiiri/ VI f. 

Memhrane iq. 

94. Lease to Nicholas Stanyhursto, of Dublin, gent., of the site 
and precinct of the late Al)l)ey of Saint Bri;jido of Odder, in tlio 
county of Meatli, the manor or lordship of Odder, 24 messuages. 



I553.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 323 

40 acres of land, 15 acres of mcailow, 60 acres of pasture, and 10 i 
acres of furze, in Odder; Calliaghton near Skryne, Cloneard, and Mary. 
Calliaghton of Cloneard, a lough called Calliaghton near Fower 
Dowokeston, the church or rectory of Saint Brigid of Odder, the 
tithes of Callighton, near Shallon, and a jiarcel of land called 
Loghtou, in the county of Meatli ; To hold for 21 years at a rent 
of £20. — Maij 7, 33° ilairij VIII. 

Membrane 23. 

95. From the Queen to tlie Lord Deputy and Council of Ire- 
land : — " Whereas, by your letters of the fourth of this instant, ad- 
dressed to the Lords of our Privy Council, yuu have recommended 
one Robert Dillon as a man meet, in your judgment, for his sobriety 
and learning in the law, to succeed Thomas Howthe in the ofEce of 
Second Justice of our Chief Place, whereunto, you write, you have 
already admitted him, and desiring our confirmation ; we are there- 
with not only right well contented, but also do further signify unto 
you, that these our letters shall be your sufficient warrant for the 
ensealing of his patent, as also for his admission into the number 
and fellowship of our Council there." — Feb. 18, 1°. 

()6. From the King to the Mayor, Citizens, Officers, Masters, and 
Subjects of the City of Cork, and to the Olficers and Subjects at 
Bandon : — " Trusty and well-beloved we greet you well, letting 
you wit that, in consideration of the virtue, learning, and qualities 
of our well-beloved Sir Dominick, vicar of Cork, we have not only 
preferred him to the bishoprick of Cork and Cloyne, but also 
granted unto him, in respect of the tenuity of the said bishop- 
rick, the said vicarage of Cork, and the parsonage and vicarage of 
Bandon, in commendam ; our pleasure is, you shall aid and assist 
him as well in his possession of the same as in receiving of the 
fruits and profits thereunto in anywise belonging, if any person, 
whatsoever condition he be of, shall attempt any thing to his pre- 
judice ; without failing as you tender our pleasure." — June 11, 18° 
Henry VIII. 

Membrane 25. 

97. By the Lord Deputy and Council : — 

Anthony Sentleger, 

" Whereas, upon the departure of Sir James Croft, late Lord 
Deputy, into England, it pleased our Lord Edward the Sixth, by 
bis Grace's patent to appoint Sir Thomas Cusake, Chancellor, and 
Sir Gerald Aylmer, Chief Justice of his Grace's Bench, to be Lords 
Justices, and to have the charge and government of the realm ; by 
virtue whereof, and upon the election of the lords and nobility, 
according to antient custom, they were sworn the 4th of December, 
in the sixth year of Edward the Sixth, wherein they continued to 
the 19th of November last, being the first year of our most gracious 
Sovereign Lady Mary the First ; and for as much as our Sovereigu 

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324 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553. 



I 



Laily tenderinjr tlioir travail ami service, and iiiiinling to recomjjense 
Man-, their cliar^'cs sustained in that behalf, by her Grace's letters, hither 
directed, dated 14th December last, willed us to appoint such 
allowances to the same Justices as we should think meet; where- 
upon pondering as well her Majesty's pleasure as tlie travail, 
care, and pains of the said Sir Thomas Gusakc, besides the extreme 
charges sustaine<l by him, for which, as appeared by divers evident 
circumstances, he is much indebted to sundry persons who lent him 
several sums of money for his furniture in the said otlice ; and as it 
also appeared unto us that others here, in the same room and ottico 
heretofore were allowed one hundred marks monthly, their burthen 
not being then so onerous and chargeable ; it is condescended and 
agreed by us, the Lord Deputy and Council, that the same Sir 
Thomas, shall have, by way of reward and in recompense towards 
liis charges, which were little in comj)arison of his other pains, the 
sum of £200 sterling ; and for that also it a|)]5earetli by declaration 
of such money as Sir Thomas, in the same olfice, laid out in rewards 
and recompense of service done by ilivers irentlemen and captains 
of this country, and sithcns his departure that he <Iefrayo(l to his 
Majesty's use the sum of £1,076, which, in respect of the time, 
and as occasion then enforced, we think reasonable to be allowed ; 
it is therefore condescended and agreed by us, that the said Sir 
Thomas Cusake shall have the said sum of £1,076 to him allowed, 
which he shall receive of such treasure as shall grow of her Majesty's 
revenue here, so as his creditors, of whom he hath borrowed the 
money, both for his own furniture and the service of her Majesty, 
may be contented and i)aid ; willing and requiring the Treasurer at 
AVar to satisfy the several sums of money to the said Sir Thomas 
and Sir Gerald Ayluier, amounting in the whole to £1,276 sterling." 
—Feb. 4. 

" Signed, 

"Edward, Midcn, John Parkere. Thomas Lokwode. 
" George Stanly, Robert Dillon. J(din Tr:ivers. 

"Torrens Daniell. Francis Agard. James Bathe. 

"This is a true copy of my Lord Justices concordatuni for their 
allowance, amounting in all to £1,276, viz. : £200 for Justice 
Aylmer, and 11,076 for Sir Thomas Cusake, Lord Chancellor. 



"E.\amincd by me, 



" Goldwell." 



x&% 1° and 2° PniLip and Mart, i553-f 554- 

riiilip and 
Mory. Mevibi-ane i. 

I. Apjiointment of John Biith to the otlico of Chief Justice of 
the Common Bench ; during pleasure, in place of Thomas Lutrell. 
idy 7, 2°. 



I553-4-] CHAXCERT, IRELAND. 325 

2. Appointment of James DowJall to the office of Solicitor-Gene- ' & ^ 
ral ; during pleasure, in place of James Finglas. — July 20, 2°. riiilip and 



Mary. 



3. Presentation of Maurice Conlaue to the Vicarage of Lucan, in 
the diocese of Dublin, vacant by the deprivation of Walter Flangan, 
in the gift of the Crown, pleno jure — No date. 

4. Presentation of Dionisius Elan to the Treasurership of the 
Cathedral of Kildare, vacant by the deprivation of the late incum- 
bent.— Oc/. 25, 2°. 

5. Presentation of Dermot Kaighter to the Vicarage of Kravenston, 
in the diocese of Kildare, in the presentation of the Crown, pro hac 
vice. — Oct. 25, 2°. 



Membrane 2. 

6. Pardon of Edward O'Malone, Donald O'Malone, Maurice 
O'Hyveryn, Tyrrell O'Dempsy, Donat O'Colgan, Hugh O'Malone, 
and Tyrrel M'Feaghe. — Od. 26, 2°. 

7. Pardon of William Donnam, constable of the Castle of Dublin. 
Oct. 25, 2°. 

8. Pardon of David O'llaran, of Galway, mariner. — Oct. 25, 2°. 

9. Pardon of Richard Kelly, of Swordes, yeoman. — Oct. 24, 2°. 

10. Pardon of Moriertatrh Rowe O'Dowylle, otherwise Twooe 
O'Maline, Maurice, otherwise Moriertaghe Oge M'Donaghe M'Henry 
Edalc, Melaghlin M'Donaghe M'Henry Edale, Donald bane M'Art 
Rowe, John O'Mollynne, Rory M'Shane O'Dowile, Edward Dowe, 
Hugh Dowe, M'Donell M'Shane Glasse, Thady O'Hee, M'Gilpadricke 
O'Hee, and Tbady More M'Douoghe M'Teige M'Dermot O'Egeyre. — 
No date. 

11. Appointment of James Dowdall to the office of Solicitor- 
General ; during pleasure, in place of Richard Finglass. — July 
20, 2°. 

12. Presentation of Arthur Sentleger to the Rectory of Swordes, 
diocese of Dublin, in the presentation of the Crown, in consequence 
of the vacancy of the See. — July 10, 2°. 

13. Presentation of John Herman to the office of Chancellor of the 
Cathedral of the Blessed Trinity, Dublin, vacant by the depriva- 
tion of Walter White, in the gift of the Crown, pleno jure. — No 
date. 



326 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i553-4- 

I&4 14. Prosontation of Cliristoplicr Eatlie to the office of Precentor 

Philip and ill the Cathedral of tlic JJlcsscd Trinity, vacant by the resisriiation 

Man-, of Richard Ball, and in the f,'ii't of tiie Crown, jileno jure — -\o dtiif. 

Membrane 3. 

15. Appolndncnt of Richard Finglass to the office of Serjeant at 
Law ; To hold during good beiiaviour, in place of John Bathe. — 
Sept. 11, 1° & 2°. 

16. Parrlon of Hugh M'Ncale Oge, of Ulaneboy — ( ) 27, 1° A 2°. 

17. Appointment of William Stritcli Fitz-Morish to the office of 
Ganger and Searcher of Limerick, and the creeks and ports thereof; 
To hold during pleasure. — March 24, 1° & 2°. 

18. Livery of the possessions of James Marvarde to Walter 
Marvarde, baron of Skrine, for a line of £6 13s. ^d., with pardon of 
intrusion. — Ftb. 20, 1° & 2°. 

Membrane 4. 

19. Livery of the possessions of Thomas Talbot, late of Mallahide, 
to AVilliam Talbot, his son and heir, for a fine of j£20. — Feb. 1, 
1° & 2°. 

20. Licence to William Talbot, of Mallahide, and his feoffees, 
to alienate all their lands and possessions. — No date. 

21. Licence to Richard Talbot, John Caddell, of the Nail, and 
Michael Goldingc, of Tartane, to alienate the rectory of Kylniahid, 
in the county of Dublin, to the dean and chapter of the Holy 
Trinity, Dublin.— A"oc. 8, 1° k 2°. 

Membrane 5. 

22. Instructions for the continuation in office of 6 priests and 2 
choristers in the Cathedral of the Ble.S'^cil Trinity, Dublin. — Xo diile. 

23. Pardon of John Fitzsimons and Nicholas Tyrrell, James and 
John Tyrndl, for alienating the jjosscssions of the late moiin.«tery 
of St. Augustine, near Dublin, without licence of the Crown. — 
lYo date. 

24. Panlon of Edward Fitzsimon, of Dublin, son and heir of 
Thomas Fitzsiiiioii, brother of I'udiert, late I'rociMitor of St. Patrick's, 
Dublin, and Marion, late wife of Christupher Nugent, who was son 
and heir of Richard, Baron of Dcdviii, for alienating the lands of 
Cloghrano, SwerdoH, the Hath, In the parish of Swerdes, Muclistacoll, 
Curragh, Mahouratln', Corbally, Balgrciglie, Cowloke, Kylmore, and 



1553-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 327 

Cowparke, in the county of Dublin; in consideration of a fine of i&i 
13s. 4(1.— Feb. 16, 1° & 2°. Philip an<i 

JIary. 

25. Pardon of Gerald Wellesly, son of William "Wcllesly, late of 

Denijfyn, Richard Aylmer, of Lyons, John Sutton, (jf Tipper, Michael 
Cusake, of Rahalroon, and John Hussey, for intrusion into the manor 

of Dengyn,in the county of Meath,and theland.s of Uldconnell,01dton, 
Richard, Ladiccastell, Pierston, Kilpatricke, and Clegnanston, in the 
county of Kiidare ; the possessions of the said William Wellesley. 
— June 20, 1° & 2°. 

Ifembrane 6. 

26. Grant to William Talbot, of Malahide. esq. — {Tticompkfe.) 

27. Appointment of Ralph Coccrell to the office of Chief En- 
grosser of the Exchequer; To hold for life, with a fee of £10 
a-year.— Oc<. 28, 1° & 2°. 

28. Pension to Peter Walsh of lod. a-day for life. — J/ay 11, 
1° & 2°. 

29. Restitution of the temporalities to the Bishoprick of Meath. — 
Nov. 22, 1° & 2°. 

30. Grant of English freedom to Voony Kavanagh. — Juli/ 3, 
1° & 2°. 

31. Similar grant to Edward M'Yurow, of Bectiff, chaplain. — 
Feb. 14, 1° &, 2°. 

32. Similar grant to Robert Dermote, vicar of Athboy. — ATai/ 1 1, 
1° & 2°. 

Membrane 7. 

33. From the King and Queen to the Lord Deputy, Sir Thomas 
Cusake, Chancellor, and the Council of Ireland : — " Trusty and 
well-beloved, we greet you well, and for as much as having caused 
our Council to peruse and examine the antient foundation and 
pristine state of our metropolitan church of St. Patrick in Ire- 
land, it appeareth that its foundation and pristine state is Godly 
and rii:ht honorable ; our pleasure therefore is, for the glory of 
God and advancement of his service and holy worde, that the said 
church and chapter shall be revived and restored to its pristine 
state. Wherefore we will that you make out letters patent of jirc- 
sentation unto such persons as are named in the accompanying 
warrant to the dignities and prebends therein exjiressed, and 
that you suffer them to enter the church, and all the lands 
and possessions thereunto belonging, and the rents and profits 
thereof, to take and enjoy to them and their successora, from the 



328 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, L' 553-4- 

' '^ * Feast of tlic Annunciation, for ever, in like sort as tlie late Dean 

Philip and and Clia])tor before the ])retentled dissolution of the cliurch ; 

Mary, causing this our j^jood pleasure to be signified unto all parties, so a3 

our subjectj; knowing thereof luaj' thereby extend their devotion 

towanls the renewing and furniture of such ornaments, books, 
and other things as are necessary for the use of divine service 
to be sung and said in the church. The seniblable order of 
restitution wo will shall be also ensued with the petty canons, 
vicars choral, and choristers of the church, who have corporations 
a])art under the chai)ter; we will that the Dcau and Clc.qiter should 
be sufiered to enter into such houses as belong to their iliuMiities ; to 
enjoy same for the maintenance of hospitality, and that the Dean 
aiiil (Jhajiter, and their successors, maintain a schoolmaster aTid an 
uglier to teach grammar, and the limling of as many almsmen as in 
times past hath been used in St. Patrick's; that the six priests 
and two choristers lately erected at Christchurch, shall continue 
there and be paid their stipends as heretofore hath been accus- 
tomed ; and that all books, ornaments, copes, vestments, and other 
things belonging to the church, shall be restored and delivered to 
the Dean and Chapter, to be employed in the service of the church. 
The Archbishop of Dublin, and his successors, shall have the no- 
mination of the schoolmaster and usher ; the Dean aTid Chapter shall 
have the nomination of the jjetty canons and other inferior minis- 
ters of the church; the Dean and Chapter of the Church of Christ 
shall have the nomination of the six priests and two choristers, 
anil all other inferior olliccrs, and the Dcpnty shall have the 
nomination of the almsmen, provided they be im]>otent, decayed 
men, who have done the sUite some service, of honest behaviour 
and conversation, anil given to serve God in prayer. Lastly, 
■we have nominated unto the aichliishojirick of Dublin, now void, 
our well-beloved Chaplain, Hugh Corrcn, and jircst^'utly by our 
letters signify and send unto the Dean and Chapter of those churches 
our nomination, desire, and license for the election of the .said Mr. 
Corren ; we pray you so to call upon them that this cause nuiy with 
speed take effect ; and as we have named Mr. Lockwood to tho 
Prebend of llathniichell, in the same church, we desire that ho 
shall discharge us of a ]>ension yearly J>aid to Mr. Senth'ger, one of 
the late prebendaries, and that the Dean and Chapter shall conlirni 
Mathew King in tho possession of cerUiin tithes which he holds by 
\caac."—Fcb. 23, 1° & 2°. 

Membrane 8. 

34. From the King and Queen to the Lord Deputy, Chancellor, and 
Council of Ireland: — "Trusty and right well beloved, — " Wherexs 
we have i;ivcn order to revive and restore our metro)iolitan and 
jirebendary <-hurcli and chapter of Saint Patrick, in Ireland, to 
her pri.'-tine honorable state; we let you wit our pleasure is, that 
this restitution shall begin and take clfect from the Feast of the 
Annunciation of our Lady next ensuing; and for perfection of our 



1553-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 329 

intrnt in tliis behalf we Lave appointed tlie persons underwritten i & * 
to be preferred to the dignities, oflices, and prebends, vacant, Philip and 
and behmging to our gift by vacation of the archbishoprick ; '"^ ' 
We will and command you forthwith to make, in our name unto 
every of the same persons, grants, gifts, and presentations, of the 
said dignities and offices respectively, as they are hereinafter ap- 
pointed, and in seuiblable cases of vacation in times past hath been 
used."— ^e&. 18, 1° & 2°. 

Thomas Leverous, Dean ; Thomas Creiff, Precentor ; Robert 
Nangle, Chancellor ; Edward Barnewall, Treasurer; William Weshe, 
Archdeacon; JohnWilley, Arcli<leacon of Glandelagh ; Henry Parker, 
Prebendary of Kilmatalway ; Peter Byrne, Prebendary of Swerds; 
Richard Ellercar, Prebendary of Castlekuoc ; Nicholas Miagh, Pre- 
bendary of Mallahidert ; Robert Daly, Prebendary of St. Audeon's ; 
Patrick Fynne, Prebendary of Yagoo ; John Sonnyng, Prebendary 
of Wicklo ; Thomas Pitzsimon, Prebendary of Tymothan ; Henry 
Taney, Prebendary of Ti]>per; the Archbishop of Armagh, Prebendary 
of Tassagard ; James fciarsfield. Prebendary of Duloan ; Richard 
Johnson, Prebendary of Maynoth ; Simon Gefl'raye, Prebendary of 
Howth ; Thomas Lockwood, Prebendary of Rathmichell ; John 
Gallofre, Prebendary of Monnoli<inioke ; John Wogan, Prebendary 
of Tipperkevin ; William Y ong, another Prebendary of Tipper- 
kevin ; John Come, Prebendary of Donamore, in U'ilaill; Christo- 
pher Browne, another Prebendary of Donamore, inO'Maill; Richard 
Betaghe, Prebendary of Stagnoill ; and George Brown, Prebendary 
of Clemethan. 

35. Appointment of Thomas Leverous to the deanery of Saint 
Patrick, Dublin, in the presentation of the Crown, pro hac vice, 
in consequence of the vacancy of the See. — March 26, 1° ifc 2°. 

36. Letters patent for his admission aud installation. — No date. 

37. Memorandum that letters patent had been perfected to 
the dignitaries, prebendaries, and canons, mentioned in the 
letter. No. 34, of the date, and according to the form therein pre- 
scribed. 

38. Charter of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin: — Reciting, 
that John, formerly Archbishop of Dublin, by his writing, declared, 
that he, by the Grace of God, minister of the church of Dublin, esta- 
blished and decreed under God, and with the consent of the Holy 
Roman See, and of John, Earl of Moreton, to make the church of 
Saint Patrick, in Dublin, prebendary, and to institute a College of 
Clerks, who by their learning and the probity of their lives might 
be an example to others ; and gave to the canons the church of 
Saint Patrick, with all its tithes and obventions, altars, and eenii- 
tery, and the church of St. Nicholas, in Dublin, Saint Bridget's 
church, in the suburbs of the city, the chapels of Richardstown, 



330 PATENT ANl) CLOSE ROLLS, [i553-4- 

I & 1 Norron, W'illiamstown, Eryk and Ade Rotlie, a pension of five 
Philip anil sliillin>,'s out of tlic clia]icl of Croinlen and tlie i-IuiitIios of 
Mar}-. Donaglnnorc ami St. Kevin, tlio tithes of tlio lands of St. Kevin, 
the tithes of the lands of St. Patrick's and Donenuire, and as niiich 
of the wood of the land as was neee.«sary for the ]3ake-liouse 
of tlie canons, and for cnelosinf,' their ));ilings and a court-yard for 
the bakehouse; common of j)astiire in the lands of St. Kevin, 
three parts of oblations arising out of all j)rocession.'i which should 
occur in Pentieost week, and the tithes of his mills which he then 
held, or might afterwards aeipiire, (except the tithes of the mills of 
Swords.) and the tithes of his demesnes of Ballimore, (exce])t the 
tithes of wool,) the tithes of his demesne of Rathcoole, and the tenth 
acre of his meadows in the town ; and gave them the court-yarda 
near the cemitery in which to build their houses, on condition that 
the canon who should first build there, might leave a moiety of the 
money laid out in building at his decease to whoever he might choose, 
and whoever should succeed him in the prebend should pay the 
amount of that moiety within a year, and should have the remaining 
moiety gratis, and the house allotted for the prebend ; but if ho 
should not ]iay, the Chapter should pay, and should have the use of 
the fruits of the entire buihling until it should be redeemed l)y him, 
or any other who should have that prebcml; aud if a canon shouhl die, 
from the ilay of his decease the ehaiitersihould foran entire year enjoy 
his prebend, with its fruits ami appurtenances, and the community 
should permit their so doing for a year ; and if a canon die intestate 
his propert}' should be disposed of at the will of the canons ; but if 
lie made a will, the canon should answer for no ecclesiastical business 
wliich a|)pertaiued to his person, uidess within the chapter of St. 
Patrick's; and if a canon go to foreign countries for study, or any 
other nece-ssarv cause, with the license of his chapter, he should have 
his prebend, with his community ; but if he go abroad without their 
license, ho should lose his community; lie akso granted to the canons, 
that their prebends should bo free from the visitation and procura- 
tion of the archdeacon, and that they should not he suspended 
unless by the judgment of the Cha]>ter, ami that the jiricsts of the 
said j>rcbends .should atten<l oidy two general chapters of the arch- 
ilcncon, viz. : one next after the Feast of St. Michael, and one after 
the Octave of Ka.ster; but the archdeacon should not presume to sus- 
pend any ])r(diendary chaplain within his chaiiter, nor without, un- 
less by the jmlgment of two canons, who should be guanlians of 
the community, or of two others who might be |)rescnt. And re- 
citing, that Henry, formerly Archbishop of Uublin, ap|iointed a 
certain amount of rents for the support of iho.sc dignities, to bo 
possesseil for ever by the persons serving there, ami to bo converted 
to their u.se ; constituteil William, son of Guido, dean, nt the 
election of the chapter, to whom he gave full power to elect a fit 
person out of the bosom of the church, assigning to the said 
William and his successors, the prebend of Clondulkan, the hiuda 
of Clonwunwyr nn<l Kilbery, with all the liberties and free cun- 
toms belonging to the lands aud the church of Clanwanwyr nM<l 



1553-4] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 331 

Kilbcry, with tlicir cliapels, when they shouM become vacant, the i & 2 
chnrchof Cloncanlc JIagory,anilit.scli;i]icls, when they should become Philip and 
vacant : and appointed Fiiilip ]). Eraye. jn-ccentor ; ordaining that Man', 
the jn'cbend of Lusk and the churches of Andrew and St. Audeon, 
in Dublin, whensoever they should be vacant should fall to him and 
liis successors ; and appointed Thomas De Castles, chancellor in 
the church, assigning the prebend of Finglas, with St. Martin's 
church, in Dublin, and the church of Killaghgear, when vacant, to 
the chancellorship for ever ; he also appointed Eal])h De Eriscolo 
treasurer in the church, decreeing that the prebend of Clonekene, 
with St. Audeon's church, in Dublin, and the church of the Blessed 
Virgin Jlary, near the Castle of Dublin, and a carucate of land of 
Tachekery to the said church belonging, when vacant, should fall 
to and be assigned to the said treasurership for ever; and he granted, 
as an augmentation to the community of the said chapter, the 
church of St. Nicholas Within, which his predecessor, John, of 
blessed memory, confirmed to the church, and which Gilbert Comen 
held, paying thereout yearly one pound of wax to the chapter on 
St. Patrick's day by way of pension : And also reciting a charter of 
Edward IV., formerly King of England, who stated, that his noble 
ancestors, with great devotion, bounty, and abundance, for the en- 
crease of divine worship, endowed the said college with 24 cathedral 
canons and ministers ; of whom a dean, precentor, chaucellor, aud 
treasurer, as the pillars and columns of said college, were given the 
rule, each according to his station ; and two archdeacons, to wit, 
the Archdeacons of Dublin and Glandelagh, as well to assist the 
archbishop for the time being and his deacons in divine service, as 
to support his jurisdiction in his diocese. But after lapse of time, 
by the continual warfare of Irish enemies aud English rebels, the 
benefits and profits of the prccentorship and chancellorship of the 
college and of the Archdeacon of Glendalagli — being the 2nd, 4th, 
and 6th greatest dignities in the college and church next the dean — 
became of such small value that they could not support the precen- 
tor, treasurer, and archdeacon of Glandelagh, agreeably to divine 
worship, hospitality, and other things, according to the foundation 
and to the degrees of those benefices, without some remedy being 
provided; upon which the archbishop united and appropriated 
one part of the fruits and profits of the rectory and prebend of Lusk 
on the part of the precentor to the said chauntry or precentorship, 
and the other part, on the part of the dean, to the treasurership of 
the church, and the rectory of Newcastle, iu Lyons, with its appur- 
tenances, to the archdeacon of Glandelagh, and their lawful successors, 
for ever ; to enter and occupy them at the next vacancy, according to 
the form aforesaid; by which union, appropriation, and consolidation, 
the number of persons of the college would not be diminished, because 
the church of Kilmatalway, the church of St. Audeon's, Dublin, and 
the church of St. Patrick's, Wicklow, were created and incorporated 
into three canonical prebends in the college to supply the number 
of persons appointed upon the first foumlation : And reciting, that 
Richard, late Archbishop of Dublin, by his division of the prebend 



332 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553-4. 

' * ^ of Swords, instituted 6 petty canons and 6 clinristors in augmentation 
Phihpand of divine service. IJis Majesty therefore, (Edward IV.), confirmed, 
___^' approved, and ratified, the union, appropriation, and consolidation, 
of the prebends of Lnsk and Newcastle, in Lyons, with their appur- 
tenances, to the precentorship, treasurersliip, and archdeaconry, to 
supply the other creation and institution of the prehends of Kilma- 
talway, St. Audeon's, and St. Patrick's, Wicklow, anil fill np the 
number of the canons of the college of the old foundation. Recit- 
ing, that Edward Bassenet, dean of the cathedral, and the chapter 
thereof, surrendered the said cathedral or collegiate church, and the 
entire site, foundation, circuit, ambite, and precinct thereof, and all 
its manors, lordships, and possessions, on the eighth day of January, 
in tlie 38th year of the reign of the late King, and caused the Dean 
and Chapter of the cathedral, in their chapter-house, personally to 
come before the Lord Deputy, who received the cognizance of 
the said J)ean and Chapter, in writing, sealed with their common 
seal, on the 8th day of January, iu the 38th year of the Lord 
tiie King, as their deed, to be enrolled in the Rolls of the Court of 
Chancery; by virtue of which King Henry the Eighth, and after 
him Edward the Sixth, late King, were seized of the site, ambite, 
and precinct of the said cathedral. The present charter (Philip and 
Mary), for the glory and service of God, to encrease and promote the 
ministers of his woni, and for tlie general benefit and hap])iuess of 
the Queen's subjects, ordered and decreed to restore, renew, and 
establish the late cathedral or collegiate church to its former 
estate; and ordained that the late church should be forever the 
cathedral church of St. Patrick, Dublin, to consist of a dean, a 
precentor, a chancellor, a treasurer, two archdeacons, twenty-two 
prebendary canonical ]ircsbitcrs, six minor canonical presbiters, 
sixteen vicars choral presbiters, six boy choristers or singers; to 
continue for ever ; and ordained and decreed that the church of St. 
Patrick should, for ever, be a cathedral church, and the Archie- 
piscoi)al See of the Archbishop of Dublin, for the time being, in 
the same manner and form, state and condition as it was before 
the dissolution, and as if the said church was never dissolved ; and 
adorned and decorated the church, and all the persons therein 
instituted, founded, incorporated, and established, and their suc- 
cessors, with the like honors, prerogatives, pre-eminences, jurisdic- 
tions, dignities, and ensigns with which the said church was 
endowed before its dissolution, and with which the ministers, .and 
each of tiiem, were at that time decorated and adorned ; and 
that the cathedral .•should be decorated and filled with fit jiersons 
in all its places and degrees ; it was or.lained and establisheil that 
'J'honias Lyverous should he nomiiialcd und presented to the 
Deanery, and iiiNtituti>il and installeil therein ; Thomas Creife, Pre- 
centor ; Robert Nangle, ('hancellor ; Eilward Barnewall, Treasurer; 
Williaiu Welli'slc-y, Archdeacon of Dublin ; and Joiin Willcy, 
Arcliileacon of Glandelagh ; the Archbishop of Dublin for the time 
being. Prebendary of Cullen ; Henry Parker, Prebendary of Kilma- 
cawly ; Pat Byrne, Preben<lary of Swords; Pat Fynn, Prebendary 



1553-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 333 

of Yago ; Robert Daly, Prebendary of St. Audoen ; George Browne, i &2 
Prebendary of Clomethan ; John Sonnyntje, Prebendary of Wicklow; PhUipand 
Thomas Fitzsinion, Prebendary of Tyniothan ; Nicholas Miaghe, Mary. 
Prebendary of Malahide ; Richard Ellarcar, Prebendary of Castle- 
knock ; Henry Daney, Prebendary of Tipper ; Georije Dowdall, 
Prebendary of Saggard ; James Sarsfield, Prebendary of Donloan ; 
Richard Johns, Prebendary of Maynooth ; John Dongan, Prebendary 
of Howth ; Thomas Lockwood, Prebendary of Ratbmichael ; John 
Galbally, Prebendary of Monohomocke ; John Wogan, Prebendary 
of one part of Donamore in O'Maley ; John Cane, Prebendary of 
the other part of Donamore ; and Richard Betairh, Prebendary of 
8tagonill ; and that the dean, precentor, chancellor, treasurer, arch- 
deacons, and the canonical prebendaries should be of themselves, by 
right, and in name, one body corporate, by the name of the Dean 
and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of tit. Patrick, Dublin ; and 
should have by that name perpetual succession ; that they and their 
successors should be for ever the Dean and Chapter of the Church, 
and be called and named the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral 
Church of St. Patrick, Dublin, and for ever be annexed, incorporated, 
and united to the Archbishop of Dublin, and his successors, in 
the place of the Dean and Cliapter of the former cathedral church 
of Glandeiagh, in the same manner and form as the Dean and 
Chapter of the cathedral and metropolitan church of the Holy and 
Undivided Trinity, commonly called Christ Church, in the city of 
Dublin, were united and incorporated to the Archbishop of Dublin 
and his successors, or to the Archiepiscopal See ; and that they and 
their successsor.s, by the name of the Dean and Chapter of the Ca- 
thedral Church of St. Patrick, might prosecute, claim, plead, and be 
impleaded, defend, and be defended, answer, and be answered, in 
all law courts and places of the Crown, and before any judges and 
justices in all causes, actions, suits, demands, writs, and complaints, 
real, personal, spiritual, and mixed, and in all other things, causes, 
and matters, in as ample manner and form as the late Dean and 
Chapter of the cathedral church heretofore might have done ; and 
that tliey, the Dean and Chapter, might take, receive, and acquire, 
give, alienate, and demise manors, lordships, lands, and tenements, 
in the same manner and form as any other Dean and Chapter of 
any cathedral church in England might do, by right, grant, or cus- 
tom; that they might have a common seil to serve for their afiairs: 
and that the said cathedral should be honorably endowed, her Ma- 
jesty gave and granted to the said Dean and Chapter, and their 
successors, the entire site, circuit, ambit, and precinct of the late 
cathedral and college of St. Patrick, in the suburbs of Dublin, with 
all ancient privileges, liberties, and free customs which the late 
Dean and Chapter, before the dissolution thereof, used and enjoyed, 
in right of the said church or college; and the entire church and 
belfry, with all chapels, bells, ceniiteries, houses, edifices, lands, 
tenements, buildings, orchards, gardens, water-mills, and all places 
and hereditaments to the said church or college belonging or apper- 
taining, as well within as without the site, enclosure, circuit, ambit, 



334 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553-4. 

I & 1 and precinct of tho said cathedral or collcfro, and whirli were corn- 
Philip ami nuinly reputed or esteemed as part or parcel of the site of the said 
^"y- late ciiurch or college, and all lordsliips, manors, lands, tenements, 
rents, reversions, annuities, knights' fees, advowsons, donations, and 
rights of patronage of churches, chapels, vicarages, and other 
ecclesiastical benefices whatsoever, dignities, canonrvs, prehemls, 
rectories, tithes, glebes, pensions, liberties, franchises, jurisdic- 
tions, and other hereditaments whatsoever, as well sjiiritual as 
temporal ; and all charters, evidences, writings, and iiiunimonts 
whatsoever, which to the catheilral and college of St. Patrick, before 
the said dissolution, did or ought to belong, and which came to tho 
hands of tho Crown by reason of the dissolution ; to have, hold, and 
enjoy all the premises to them, the ])ean ancl Chapter, and their 
successors, for ever, in pure and j)erpetuat alms, from the Feast of 
Easter, as fully, freely, ami entirely, and in as ample manner and 
form, title, right, and interest, as tiio said church and college, and 
the Dean and Chapter, before tbe dissolution, held and enjoyed tho 
premises, and as if the said church never was dissolved ; to divide 
and apportion same amongst themselves in the same manner and form 
as they had or ought to have divided same before the dissolution ; 
the aforesaid surrender, delivery, and dissolution, or any other 
thing, cause, or matter whatsoever, notwithstanding ; and that tho 
dean, precentor, chancellor, treasurer, archdeacons, and canonical 
prebendaries, and their successors, with the aforesaid deanery, dig- 
nities, and prebends, should bo united, appropriated, anil annexed 
to the cliurch for ever; and that each of them, the said ilean, pre- 
centor, chancellor, treasurer, archdeacons, and canonical prebendaries, 
and their successors, severally should have, hold, enjoy, and use all 
such honors, authorities, jurisdictions, pre-eminences, benefices, lands, 
tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever, as well spiritual as tem- 
poral, !is their predecessors before the dissolution of tho church had, 
hehl, enjoyed, or used ; anii that the Dean and Chapter and their 
successors might, from time to time, as often as expedient, make, 
ordain, and institute laws, statutes, and ordinances for the goveru- 
jnent and welfare of the Dean and Chajjter, and all others in the 
cliurch ; and that Thomas Leverous, the mndern dean of tiic said 
catheilral, and bis successors, for ever, should have the same autiio- 
rity, investiture, and pre-eminence, as well over the modern caiumieal 
prebendaries, minor canonical prebendaries, and their successors, as 
over the vicars choi-il, and their successors, as Edward Bassanetl, 
late dean of the church, before its dissolution, or any of his prede- 
cessor.H, had lield, exercised, ami enjoyed ; and their Majesties also 
granted to the dean, ])recentor, chancellur, treasurer, archdeacons, 
and the other canonical i)rebendarios, and their successors, that tho 
corn, h.ay, horses, cars, carriages, oxen, heifers, pigs, sheep, and 
other goods and chattels of them, and I heir snocessors, tenants or 
fanners, wheresoever found, should not bo tjiken or carried away 
against the will of them, or any of them, or their servants, for tho 
use of tho Crown, or any other persons whomsoever, by any 
Hteward, bailiffs, commissioners, ministers, or others whomsoever; 



1553-4J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 335 

and that the present dean, precentor, chancellor, treasurer, arch- 1 li- i 
deacons, and the other canonical prebendaries should have all the Philip and 
issues, rents, reversions, and profits of all and singular the manors, I^Iary. 
lauds, tenements, hereditaments, deanery, precentorship, chancellor- 
ship, treasurership, archdeaconrys, and other prebends from the 
Feast of Easter; and for this restitution, renewal, and restoration of 
the cathedral, the Dean and Chapter, and their successors, for ever, 
were enjoined to have aud support one fit and proper instructor or 
schoolmaster, and a proper under-teacher to attend the grammar 
school, to iuform and instruct in grammar all persons coming there 
to be taught ; and should support for ever as many paupers or 
almsmen as in former times were supported at St. Patrick's; which 
paupers and almsmen should be, from time to time, nominated by 
the Lieutenant-Deputy or Justices, provided that the Deputy or 
Justices should nominate as almsmen such persons as were impo- 
tent and feeble, and had done faithful service in Irelaud, of decent 
behaviour and conversation, and given to serve God in their dis- 
course and prayers ; and that the Archbishop of Dublin, and his suc- 
cessors, for ever, should nominate the schoolmaster and under-teacher, 
from time to time ; and that the present grammar school should be 
dissolved, and the almsmen, now living, be supported by the Dean 
and Chapter, after the rate and state used before the dissolution of 
the church ; aud that the Dean, whensoever the deanery should be 
vacant, should be elected and chosen by the chapter of the church, 
with the same rites and forms as were used before the dissolution • 
and that the Archbishop of Dublin and his successors, for ever, 
should have all donations, collations, nominations, and rights of 
patronage to the prebends, and every of them, as often as they 
become vacant, which he, before the dissolution or surrender of the 
church, had, or ought to have had, and as if the church had never 
been dissolved or surrendered. — June 15, 1° & 2°. 



Dorso. 
Membrane i. 

39. Commission directed to Viscount Baltinglass and others, to 
allot a freedom to Maurice Fitz-Gerald of his lands in the county of 
Kildare.— Oc<. 23. {Ohluerated.} 

A similar commission for Oliver Sutton, of Richardstown. 

\OhUterated.'] 

40. Charter of Richard II. to the Corporation of Cashel; recitino- 
that the King had been informed that no law or justice existed in 
any part around the town, but rebellion, extortion, robbery, and 
war prevailed by the Irish enemies and rebels, so that the Provost 
and Commons of the town could not be protected in their allegiance 
without relief ; and the Provost claimed to have within the town and 
franchises, sock, toll, and theam, infaugthef and outfangthef, pleas of 



336 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1553-4. 

I &. i murder, robberies, larcenies, duel.-J, abjurations of fugitives and felons 
Philip and flying- to Holy Church, liberty to tike tines and redemptions in their 
*'"T- courts, to banish and outlaw felons, and to liave day, year and waste 
of their lands and possessions, to appoint their own coroners to view 
and bury Ensrlishnien an<l others drowne<l or killed by accident ; the 
justitication, correction, and punishment of all artists and labourers 
within the town and franchise, and a'l pleas of the Crown, ex- 
cept forestallinjr, rape, treasure trove, and arson ; they also claimed 
to hold courts concerning their liberties and privileges ; to 
have the return and execution of all royal writs, precepts, summons, 
and attachments, view of frank pledge, and assize of wine, bread, and 
beer, and of the weights, ells, standards, bushells, gallons, 3-ards, and 
other measures ; and that the King's coroner should not intrude 
except once a year to examine the standards of the town ; the Clerk- 
ship of the Market and Keeper of the measures ; to hold pleas of 
withernam, and all pleas pertaining to a court-baron; freedom 
from all pavagc, toll, murage, pontage, passage, lastage, and customs 
of the town of Clonmel ; free warren, pillory, tumbrell and thewe 
in the said town and franchises. The King, by this charter, 
ratifies and confirms all the jireceding ])rivileges, liberties, and cus- 
toms, without lot or hindcrance of the Lieutenant, Deputy, Justices, 
Sheriffs, or other officers ; notwithstanding that those liberties and 
acijuitUnccs might have been ill-used, unused, or abused ; and pro- 
vides that the Provost shall not bo put on any assizes, juries, attain- 
ders, or inquisitions. — Dublin, July jo, 2° Richard II. 

Membrane 2. 

41. " Nicholas Stanyhurst, Clerk of the Hanaper^ acknowledges to 
have received from Sir Thomas Cusak, knight, by the hands of 
Kichard Fostere, £20 Irish for the first payment of the purchase 
money of the houses of friers be purchased from the King." — June 
6, 34° Henry nil. 

The following 14 articles are acijuittances by the Clerk of the 
Hanaper to Sir Thomas Cusak, of different sums of money for the 
purchase of the monasteries of the Black Friers of Trim, the Augus- 
tine Friers of the Serine and Londreston, the Black Friers of 
Dublin, the Friers of Multifernan, and the house of Lesmolen. No. 50 
is an acknowledgment to have received from Sir Thomas three 
pounced pcices, a pounced cover, a salt without a cover, a silver 
ale j>ot, a powder box, and two silver spoons, in gauge for £16. 

56. Acquittance made by William Brabazon, Sub-Treasurer to Sir 
Thomas Cusak, for £20, nj)on a reckoning of the rents of Wcst- 
meath. — Sov. 12, 34° /Anry VIII. 

57. Acquittance of Robert Dillon, of the Newtown by Trim, to 
Sir Thomas Cusako nf i'13 65. 8</., in consideration of fortv marks 
which Sir Thomas owed him. — iVor. 20, 37° Ihnry VIII. 



I553-4-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 337 

Membrane 4. i & 1 

Philip and 

58. The King and Queen to the Lord Deputy, the Chancellor, Marj-. 
and the Council of Ireland : "We send you herein enclosed a suppli- 
cation exhibited unto us by our loving subject. Doctor Walshe, 
Bishop of Meath elect, wherein he desires the temporalities of the 
bishoprick from the time of the deprivation of the late incumbent : 

our pleasure is, that you shall give order to make forth an '' utter- 
leniagne" under our great seal, whereby he may enjoy the whole 
temporalities of the bishoprick from the time of the amotion or de- 
privation of the last incumbent." — Oct. 18, 1° ifc 2°. 

59. Petition of William Walshe, stating that he was elected Bishop 
by the chapter and clergy of the bishoprick of Meath, and had for his 
consecration their Graces' letters patent ; but not having his lawful 
confirmation from the universal Catholic Church like other bishops, 
he could not with good conscience be consecrated ; and stating that 
he was sent into Ireland at his own cost, by commission, to deprive 
certain married bishops and priests, and was so occupied in execution 
of this oiBce, that he coulrl not attend to his consecration. He there- 
fore prays a grant of the temporalities of the see from the date of the 
deprivation of the late incumbent, which was the feast of Saint 
Peter and Paul last past. — No date. 

60. The Queen to the Lord Deputy and the Chancellor: "Having 
licensed our trusty servant. Sir John Allen, late Chancellor of 
that our realm, to repair hither, and to demore or return at his 
pleasure ; and considering the trusty functions which he had for 
a great time there, both under our father and brother, and his long 
experience and travail in public affairs, we judge him worthy such 
trust, as he is meet alwaj's to remain one of the Privy Council; 
and in respect of his infirmities and age, we mind not that he should 
be compelled to go to any hosting or journies, but when he conveni- 
ently may ; and, as we signified our contentation unto you, that 
upon surrender of his leases nut yet expired you should make 
a new lease lo him for 21 years, so now understanding that by 
occasion of particular leases by him passed to others you cannot 
duly perfect the same, we desire, nevertheless, you to execute 
the same to him for so many years more, as, accounting the years of 
the old leases and grants not yet expired, shall amount in the whole 
to 21 years from the feast of Saint Michael." — June i, 1°. 

Memlrane 5. 

61. The Queen to the Lord Deputy, the Chancellor, and Sir 
William Fitz-Williams, Commissioners; directinga lease to be passed 
to Patrick Sherlocke, for 21 years, of the site and demesne lands of 
the late dissolved houses of Saint Catherine, near Waterford, and 
Mothill, iu the county of Waterford.— Oc<. 18, 1° & 2°. 



338 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i 553-4- 

• * * 61. Commission to Gerald, Rirl of Kil<l:irc, John Alen, of Alcns- 

Pliilip and j,j,„,,(_ Maurice Fil7.-TIii>iii;i8, of Lack;ii.'li, Kicliar.l Aylmcr, of Lyons, 
"" • John Sutton, of Tiinior, Uicliard Dillon, of i'ro\\ t.".ston, ;uul Mik-r 
Uussey, to enquire in the counties of Kildare and Catlierlo','li of all 
murders, robberies, felonies, ojipressions, an<l other offences, com- 
mitted or perpetrated, of which the Jusiices of IVace or other Com- 
missioners have hcen accustomed by the common law to cmiuire. — 
April 23, 1° i: 2°. 

63. Protection granted to John Scxtene Fitz-Georgc, of Limerick, 
bis men, lan<ls, goods, and possessions. — Xfi ilate, 

64. Conveyance whereby Willi,ani Monta}'i,'nc gave and granted 
to Thomas, son of William ^Yllitt and Isabella, bis wife, a niea- 
suage and 410 acres in Cromer, with 2s. 6(1. rent issuing out of 30 
acres of land in Ballymartb ; To hold for their lives, of the chief 
lord of the fee, by the service thereout duo and accustomed; re- 
m;iindor to William, son of saiil Thomas, and his lieirs male ; re- 
mainder to John, son of said Thomas; remainder to William, son of 
Nicholas Whitt ; remainder to John, son ol Thomas, son of John 
Whitt; remainder to the right heirs of Thomas, son of William 
AVhitt.— Z^tc. 20, 44° Edimnl III. 

XoTE. — On the 4tb July, 1° k 2° Tbilip and Mary, Symoa 
White, of Coddeston, in the' county of Wexford, produced in Chan- 
cery the prece<ling deed, and prayed that it might be enrolled. 

Membrane 6. 

65. The King and Queen to the Lord Dejiuty and the Chancellor ; 
directing them to convey to Sir Edmoml Rons, Vice-Treasurer, 
the lord.ship of .Vthlone, with the keejiing an<l guard of the 
Castle there, upon such j'early accustomed rent and suit as hath 
been previously answered for the same, " in considenitioii of his 
having no mansion in Ireland other than Tallaght, belonging to the 
See of Dublin, and which cannot be conveniently talion from tlio 
Archbishop ; jirovided, nevertheless, that when the Council shall 
resort there, the said Sir Edmoud shall give them place in the Castlo 
if the public service recjuiro it, he, nevertheless, remaining with 
them as in his book of orders is appoiiiteil." — March 9, 1° A" 2°. 



, 4 J 2° i 3° Philip and Mart.— 1554, 1555. 

riiilip and , Leave of absence to Nicholas Rochford, Rector of the Church 
"^ ^ of the Rlcs.-ed Virgin, of Wexford, in the diocese of Ferns, for four 
years, to reside in England or elsewhere. — Fd. 1 1, 2° & 3°. 

2. Similar license to Bartholomew Russell, of Fel trim, Clerk of 
tbe Crown of the Chief Place, for five years.— J/arcA 6, 2° & 3°. 



I554-5-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 339 

3. Pardon of Richard de Saint Laurence, Lord of Howfh, Jencken ^ & 3 
Heddrenton, Patrick Ley, Rory M'Genys, and Hugh M'lvradaui Pliilip aad 

SejH. 25, 2° & 3°. '^'■"•y - 

4. Pardon of Francis Cosby, of Edyn, gentleman ; Edw. M'Hugh 
O'Dempsy, Tarrolet M'Hugh O'Denipsy, Dermot Oge O'Dempsy, 
James Boy O'More, Ferdorogli Boy O'More, John ]\I'Gara, Giily- 
dochrist O'Lellor, Donat O'Lellor, and William J\I' James Boy. — 
^»^. 3, 2°&3°. 

5. The King and Queen to the Lord Chancellor : " Whereas 
■we have received from our Holy Father the Pope a bull herein 
enclosed, by which you shall clearly understand that his Holiness, 
upon our recommendation, hath ])refcrred unto the archbishoprick 
of Dublin, iu Ireland, our trusty and well beloved chaplain, Hugh 
Corren, whereupon he hath done uuto ns his homage and fealty, 
and hath expressly renounced all things contained in the said bull, 
or any other which m.ay be prejudicial to us or our Crown; we 
therefore will and command you that under our great seal you make 
out such, and as many writs as shall be necessary and requisite for 
the restitution of the temporalities of the archbishoprick to our said 
chaplain accordingly." — Greenwich, Sept. 13, 2° & 3°. 

6. Pardon of William Bodeby for killing John Smith in self de- 
fence. — Oct. 21, 2° & 3°. 

7. Pardon of Patrick Everarde, of Clonegell, for killing Donoghe 
M'Markes, a tailor, by accident. — . . . Awff. — , 2° & 3°. 

8. Restitution of the temporalities to Hugh Corren, Archbishop 
of Dublin.— Oc^ 21, 2° & 3°. 

9. Appointment of Richard Talbot, of Teampleoge, to the office 
of Justice of the Liberties, Franchises, and Privileges, of the county 
of Wexford, vice John Travers, of Ballykey ; To hold during plea- 
sure. — Auff. 29, 2° & 3°. 

Membrane 2. 

10. Bull of Pope Paul, absolving the King and Queen from all 

excommunications and ecclesiastical censures, and purporting to 
erect Ireland into a kingdom. — Rome, June 7, 1555. 

11. Another by Cardinal Pole. — Oct. 15, i553- 

12. Appointment of Hugh, Archbishop of Dublin, to the office of 
Chancellor ; To hold during pleasure, and receive such fees as his 
two immediate predecessors, John Allen and Richard Rede, received, 
payable out of the great and small customs of tonnage and poundage 
in the ports of Dublin, Drogheda, and Duudalk, or if the customs be 
not sutiicient, out of the other revenues in the hands of the Trea- 
surer, with power to keep the great seal of tlic oUice of Chancellor, 

z 2 



340 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i 554-5- 

^^3 and of sealing therewith all writs of conniKiii justice and other cliar- 
niilipaiul ters, writs, commissions, letters, offices, tenements, or bereditaments. 
"'"•>• • —Sept. 13, 2° & 3°. 

Memhrane 3. 

13. Oath taken \<y Iho Archbishop before the Lord Deputy and 
Council of Ireland for tlu' duo execution of bis office. — Uct. 24, 2° 
<t3°- 

"Ye shall swear, that you shall be faithful and true Counsaillonr 
to onr most deare Sovereign Lorde the Kinjre and our most deare 
Sovercif^n Lady the Queen's Majesty, their heirs and successors, 
Kinirs of England, France, and Ireland, and shall faithfully, truly, 
and ujirigbtly donicanc yourself in the roonie of Lord ChanrcUor of 
this realm of Ireland, as well towards their JIajestys, their heirs and 
successors, as towards their lliLrlnicss's subjects and all otlieis that 
shall have to do before you ; you shall maintain, execute, and keep 
the laws, ordinances, and rights, of our Mother, the Holy Church, in 
all their points and articles, and the laws, onlinances, anil most 
godly statutes of this realnie, agreeable and consonant to the same ; 
you shall administer justice inditlerently to all persons, refusing no 
man thereof; you shall also <lo all other things that a|>pcrtjiincth to 
the oltice of Lord Chancellor and Counsaillor to the upj)ermost of 
your power ; Soe help you God, all Saints, and by this book." 

14. Grant of English liberty to Molronus O'Grcghan of Jl^dorgc's 
country. — Avg. 23, 2° & 3°. 

15. Similar grant to Anthony Vyns.ay, of Myllanc, in Iialv 

Same date. 

16. Similar grant to Gerald Ilcynohls, otherwise iM'Gninyll, 
clerk. — Feb. 12, 2° <k 3°. 

17. Similar grant to Donald M'Cartic, otherwise called Lord 
l^I'Cartie More, ami Ijiidy Ellene M'Cartie, daughter of the said 
Donald and the Countess of Desmond, and Donald M'Cartie More, 
his son. — Same date. 

18. Similar grant to Sicilo ny Molmoy, otherwise Sicily Donyll 
.1 Mfdmoy \],ril 27, \° & 2°. 

19. Letters of protection for Sir Donald O'Brcen, liis men, and 
goods, in going to and returning fro7M tlie Lord Deputy and Council. 
—Sept. 27, i"* 2°. 

Mnnhrane 4. 

20. Charter of Cashel. Reciting and inspecting a Charter of 
Henry the Eighth, confirming a Charter of Henry the Seventh, 



I554-5-J CHANCERY, IRELAND. 341 

auj one of J]dwarJ the Fourth, Jated 4th June, in the i6th year 2&3 
of his reign, in which the Archbishop of Cashel claimed to have I'liilipaiut 
within all the manors and lordships of the Archliishoprick, sock, Jiaiy. 

sack, toll, and theam, infangthef and outfangthef, pleas of man- 

slaughter, murder, slaj'ing of Englishmen, robberies, larcenies, duels 
of Englishmen and others, within their lordships and manors ; the 
abjuration of fugitives and felons flying to holy church, and liberty 
to take in their courts fines and redemptions for felonies done within 
their lands ; to grant charters or pardons for felonies committed 
within their lordships and manors, and to banish and outlaw felons 
in their courts, and to have day, year, and waste of their lamls, 
tenements, and rents ; to appoint their own coroners, to view and 
bury Englishmen, and all others drowned and slain by misfortune, 
without the King's coroner; justification, correction, and punishment 
of all artizans and labourers within their lordships and manors, and 
to take fines and redemptions from those convicted or found guilty 
in their courts ; and al.~o all pleas of the Crown, except tour, 
that is to say, forestalling, rape, treasure found, and arson ; and 
also they claimed to have their courts concerning all manner of 
franchises, liberties, and privileges, to be held by their seneschall or 
seneschalls from time to time ; and to have the return and execu- 
tion of all royal writs and precepts, summons, distress, and attach- 
ments to be made within the lordships, manors, and crosses of tlie 
Archbishoprick ; view of frank pledge, and assize of wine, bread, 
and beer, of their standards and ells, weights, bushells, gallons, 
yards, and other measures and weights; that the King's clerk ol the 
market and keeper of the measures should not interfere in that ortice 
within the lordships, manors, and crosses of the Archbishoprick, 
except once a year, to see and examine the standards of the Arch- 
bishoprick ; also they claimed to take fines and corrections from 
their tenants, and to perform all that pertains to the office of clerk of 
the market and keeper of the measures within their lordships, 
manors, and crosses ; and to have pleas, "de vetito nameo," and all 
manner of pleas to courts baron appertaining, in all their lordships 
and manors ; that they and all their men and tenants should be 
free of toll, pavage, miirage, pontage, lastage, stallage, scot, guild, 
common assistance, and common amerciaments; to have free warren 
in all their lordships, manors, mountains, and lands, and wrecks of 
the sea, in all their manors, lordships, lands, and coasts of the sea; 
pillory, tumbrell, and thewe in all their places and manors; that 
they might excommunicate any person oppressing or taking coyne, 
livery, toyes, yaghtes, or depredations upon the tenants and in- 
habitants of the diocese or the crosses of the Archbishoprick, within 
or without the ecclesiastical liberty; to fulminate sentences, excom- 
munications, and interdictions against all men alienating, or exchang- 
ing, contrary to the will of the Archbishop, the manors, lands, tene- 
ments, rents, services, and temporalities to the church, antiently 
belonging, without royal license ; that they might receive and collect 
all manner of issues, profits, and temporalities of the Bishoprick, 
according to the antient records, rolls, and rentals of the temporali- 



343 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [ 1 554-5- 

a&3 tics autii'iitly made ami remaining of record in tlie arcliivcs of 
Philip and Ciisliel. The jircsent Ciiarter, tlierofore, for increase of divine favour 
Mary, and benefit of Holy Clmrcb, with the assent of Sir Anthony Sent- 
Icger, Depiitv, and Sir Thomas Cusake, Kniirht, Chancellor, accord- 
ing to the tenor and eflcct of the King's letter, dated at lIam))ton 
Court the fifteenth day of May last, accepts, ratifies, and confirms 
all the preceding franchises, liberties, and acquittances for ever. — 
Dublin, July lo, 2° .fe 3°. 

2 1. Appointment of Thomas King, one of the grooms of tbe King's 
chamber, to the i)lace of a horseman to serve in the roj'al army, 
with a fee of 9;/. a day for life. — Ajiril 12, 2° & 3°. 

Membrane 5. 

22. Similar appointment of Oliver Deane, in consideration of his 
service in tiic late rebellion iu the county of Suifolk, with a fee of 
pc?. a day for life. — April 12, 2° & 3°. 

23. Appointment of Laurence Hammond to the office of Consttible 
of the Castle of Trim, and Receiver and Bailiff of tlie lordship or 
manor of Trim, in place of Sir John ^\'allop ; To hold for life, with 
a fee of £10 a year, and the emoluments and ])eriiuisites to the 
office of old appertaining. — May 29, 2° ik 3°. 

24. Appointment of Dcrmot M'Chair Kevanagh, son of the late 
Baron of Ballian, to be Captain and Tanist of M'Amore's country, 
Dull', Fcrdora.irh, and the Duller, with the attendance of 12 swordsmen 
(turl)arios). Reciting that Queen Mar}', l)y jiatent, dated loth Febru- 
ary, in the first year of her reign, had promoted Charles M'Artc 
Kevanajrh to the state and degree of Baron of Ballian for life, and 
nominated him Ca))tain of his se]it, reserving the lordships and 
manors of Enescorthy, Fearns, Glastarn, ami the country calletl 
O'.Morowe's country, and Llronc on the north of Giandehir ; and 
grante<l him also 24 swordsmen (turbarios) for himself, and 12 for 
Maurice Kevanagh, who, after him, should succeed to the dignity of 
Baron of CowcUelyn, and chief of his sept." — May 17, 1° A 2°. 

Membrane 6. 

25. .■\pi>ointnient of Sir Tlioma-s Raddiile, Lord Fitzwalter, to 
the oMice of Lord Deputy of Ireland; To hold during pleasure, with 

• III the Stale-paper Odicp is a " device liy \'i'Mlter f'owley for rcf.irnmticni nf 
riTtaiii exatlioim in Ihc cimnlrj' of C'ahir M'Arle Kevanauli, wlm had made a very 
hnncfll iilTiT, wliicli wa.s meet tii be cmbraeed and well accepted for the eoiinlie.i of 
Kilkenny and 'i'ipiMTary to he reformed, jdantini^ various jiiri.sdietii>iiH uiitler 
governor» and raptain.t." Another letter in the haini' department, from Lord I>e- 
puty Ilellym-hain to Kevana;;h, " thanks him for hi" ;;ciimI <'nnf<'rinily and ronstaney 
in the Kind"" wrviee, a» wan related hy I'aritwell, and informs him that nothinK 
iihould he denmniled of any man for the ih'ath of any one's kinsman or friend; 
«nd another letter from the Viear of Katlimore, statet that IIukIi M Shane had 
gone to Kevanai,-h, and tiny had agreed lo make a prey, and with It to gel silk, 
uffron, and cloth, at Kilkeiinv." 



I554-5-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 343 

jurisdiction and autliorlty similar to tliose expressed at page (197) ^*3 
— April I-;, 2° 6: 3°. Philip and 



Mary. 



Note "He arrived at Dublin on Wliitson Sunday; lie toke his 

othe in Christ Church of Dublin in the same wycke." 



Membrane 7. 

26. Appointment of Richard Plunket of Newhonse to the office 

of Chief Serjeant of the county of Louth ; during pleasure June 

■3, 2° & 3°. 

27. Appointment of John Quatermas to the office of Second Re- 
membrancer of the Excheq^uer. — June 5, 2° & 3°. 

28. Appointment of Barnaby Scurluke to the office of Attorney- 
General. — Jime 15, 2° & 3°. 

29. Appointment of John Durnyng to the office of Usher of the 
Exchequer June 16, 2° & 3°. 

30. Appointment of Richard Edwarde to the office of Clerk of 
the Coninion Pleas. — iSame date. 

3T. Grant to Gerald Fitzgerald of the title and dignity of Earl of 
Kildare and Baron of O'Phaleye ; and because the encrease of his 
dignity and station necessarily involves encreased charges and 
expenses, her Majesty grants him a fee of £20 a year, payable out 
of the customs of the Port of the City of Dublin. — June 13, 1°. 

32. Commission to Hugh, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate and 
Chancellor ; George, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland ; 
John Bathe, Chief Justice of the Common Bench; James Bathe, 
Cliief Baron of the Exchequer; John Parker, Master of the Rolls; 
Sir Patrick White, Second Baron of the Exchequer ; and John 
Plunket of Donsoglily, to hear and determine all causes and com- 
plaints between this date and 20th August next ensuing, as well by 
bill as writ, but not the cases of the magnates or nobility; reciting 
that grevious complaints had been made to the Lord Deputy of 
enormities and injuries perpetrated on her Majesty's subjects, but 
which, in consequence of the pressure of public affairs, hitherto 
could not be attended to. — June 1 5, 2° & 3°. 



Mrinhrane 8. 

33. Commission to Hugh, Archbishop of Dublin ; Gerald, Earl 
of Kildare; Roland, Viscount of Baltinglass; Sir Thomas Rogers, 
Mayor of Dublin; James Bathe, Chief Baron; John Plunket of 
Donsoughlie ; Richard Fiuglas, Serjeant at Law ; Nicholas Heme 



344 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1554-5. 

2&J of Leiglilin, Captain; Nichohis Eustace, Sheriff of KiKlare ; and 
Philip and Thomas Ali-n, Cioilc of the Ilanapcr, for ;rovornnient of the counties 

Mary, of Dublin, KilJaic, ami Cathoiluu;,'ii, and die confines and marshes 
thereof, in tlic absence of the Lord Deputy; to talce ami survey the 
muster and array of all the iiihaliitants of tliose counties, as there 
should lie need ; to cause them to be assessed and arnu'ed to horses 
and arms of ii;,'ht cavalry, horsemen and footmen according to the 
quantity of their lands, tenements, goods, and cattle; to cess the 
men in every barony for the defence of the country, and to place 
them to servo in sucii places as shall seem most expedient ; to fine, 
chastise, aiul imprison such as are negligent, remiss, or rebellious, 
and certify the amercements into the Exchequer : to treat and parlo 
with the King's enemies or rebels; to grant safe conduct to all who 
may wish to come to treat and to return to their country; to take 
and establish ordinances and agreements with them, and compel 
them to observance ; to resist and punish with lire and sword, or 
otherwise, those enemies and rebels who may attempt any evil 
a:,'ainst the Queen or her subjects; commanding all earls, nobles, 
sheriffs, barons, mayors, provosts, bailiffs, constables, servants, and 
other olFuers and subjects to be aiding and assisting in the execu- 
tion of the premises. — Jxdy 3, 2° A: 3°. 

34. Similar commissitm to the Chancellor; Visconnts of Gormans- 
ton and Baltinglass ; William, Bishop of Meath ; Patrick Barne- 
wall, Lord of Trimlestown ; Sir Gerald Ayliner, Chief Justice of the 
Pleas ; John Bathe, Chief Justice of the Common Bench ; Sir 
Francis Ilarbarte, aiiil Barnaby Scurlock, Attorney-General, for go- 
vernment of the county Meath. — A'o date. 

35. Similar commission to Viscount Baltinglass, the Bishop of 
Meath, Lord Trimlestown, Robert Dillon, Second Justice of the 
Pleas; Sir Thomas Nugent, Sir Richard Tuit, Sir Gerald Petite, and 
Thomas Tirrell, Captain of Fertullagh, for governmentof the county 
AVestmeatli. — Xo date. 

36. Similar commission to Viscount Baltinglas, Thomas Plunket, 
Baron of Louth ; Sir J(din Bedlo, anil Sir James Gcarnon, for govern- 
ment of the county Louth. — A'o date. 

Dorso. 

j^fe7nbra7ie i. 

37. Commission to Sir William Fitzwilliam and others, for Gaol 
delivery of the county Meath. — No date. 

3S. Writ to the Collectors of the Customs of the ports of Dublin, 
Dro;,'licda, and Diindalk, to pay to the Archbishop of Dublin the 
annual fee of .tioo, and ten shillings a day for the execution of his 
ollice of Chancellor. — Maicli 27, 2° & 3°. 

NoTK. — On the last day of March the above writ was directed, 
iu tho occuatumod manner, to the Barons of the Exchequer. 



I554-5-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 345 

39. Injunction to the Sheriff of Tipperary to jmt Sir Edniond ^ ^ 3 
Butler, Baron of Douboyn, in possession of tlie lands of RagowlU, Pl'i'ip find 
which he lately recovered in the Court of Chancery. — Feb. i, 2° '"^ ' 
&3°- 

40. Will of Margaret Prendergast, widow. After bequeathing 
her soul to God, the Blessed Virgin, and all the Saints, she leaves 
to John Bossher, a vessel worth 40c/., a pot worth 40(/., a casting 
dart worth is., a casket worth 2od. ; to the church of the Virgin 
Wary, of Ross, three messuages in the Market-street; and to the said 
John Bossher, the lands of Ballegawran, V oydiston, and certain tene- 
ments in Kilkenny. — . . . 1482. 

Memhrane 2. 

41. The Queen to Valeutyne Browne, Auditor; requesting him 
forthwith to put himself in readiness to repair to her Majesty's 
presence with as much speed as may be, bringing with him all such 
books and other things as should best serve fur the declaration of 
his "doings" in her Majesty's service during his residence in Ire- 
land, and for her better understanding the state of the revenue, 
charges, and other particulars of the realm. — Sept. 15, 2° ii 3°. 

43. The Queen to the Lord Archbishop of Dublin, and Chancellor; 
commanding them not to seal or pass under the great seal, remain- 
ing in their custody, any pardon, reversion of farm, or grant of 
ofhce, bv appointment, or at the request of any officer or other 
person, except on special command of the Queen, by letters to be 
addressed to them. — t'cC. i, 3°. 

43. The Queen to the Lord Deputy and Council ; requiring 
them to m.ake to Thomas Eiston and Alice, his wife, late wife of 
Gerraayne Gardiner, put to death, and daughter of Elizabeth Daun- 
tesy, one of the daughters of Sir Thomas More, also put to death, a 
lease under seal, in reversion, of the farms of Ratoath and Haggarde, 
in the county of Louth, for the term of 40 years after the determina- 
tion of the existing lease. — Oct. 12, 2° & 3°. 

44. Decree pronounced by Sir John Allen, Chancellor ; George, 
Archbishop of Dublin , Sir Gerald Aylmer, Justice ; Thomas Cusake, 
Master of the Rolls ; James Bath, Baron ; Thomas Howth, Justice ; 
Thomas Lokewood, and Edward Bassenet, in a suit wherein Anne 
Cowley, widow of Robert Cowley, sued John Parker, Constable of 
the Castle of Dublin, for the farm of the priory of Holme-Patrick, 
which she affirmed belonged to her for several years yet to come. 
Upon examination and consideration of the circumstances, and by 
consent, it was ordered that Parker should pay to the said Anne 
Cowley 100 marks Irish ; 50 in hand, and the remainder at Easter; 



346 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i554-5- 

^ & i and slie should ri'lonso iill liirlit and title of the said priory to Parker, 

Philip and and deliver to him tiie lease. — Sor. 13, 1548. 
JIary. 

Mevibrane 3. 

4,'. Commission for pad delivery of the county of Westmeath, 
directed to llujrh, Arclil)isho]) of J)ublin, Chancellor; Sir Richard 
Nugent, Raron of Delvin ; Sir Richard of Saint Laurence, Lord of 
llowth; the Chief Justices of hoth benches; the Ciiief Baron of tho 
Exchequer; the Master of the Rolls, the Second Justice of the Chief 
Place, Sir John Travers, Sir George Stanley, Thomas Lockwood, 
Dean ; Francis Agard, Richard Finglass, Serjeant ; Barnahy Scurh'ck, 
Attorney-General; James Dowdall, Solicitor-General; Michael Fitz- 
Williams, Surveyor-General; James Stanyhurst, Thomas Allen, Sir 
Richard Tuit, Sir Thomas Nugent, and Sir Richard Dillon. — No date. 

46. The Queen to the Lord Deputy and the Archbishop of Dub- 
lin ; stating that comi)lnint had been made to her Majesty by Philip 
Isshamc, Seneschal of Wexford, that John Isshame, late Seneschal, 
had a lease for 21 years of the manors of Rossegarlandc and Kilcovan, 
with other lands and farms in the county Wexford, in which it was 
provided, that if the said John relini|uislied the otlice of Seneschal, 
ills heirs and executors should find 16 horsemen for the defence of 
the manors and her Majesty's sulijects there ; aud as Sir Anthony 
Sentleger, on the decease of the saiil John, disposed of the farms to 
Francis Agarde, omitting the service of the 16 horsemen; her JLa- 
jesty orders the said lease to be cancelled, and upon payment or 
tender of .'oo marks to Agarde, directs a new lease to be made to 
the said Philip for 21 years — April 30, 3°. 

47. Commission for gaol delivery of the county of Kildare, to tho 
Lord Chancellor; Gerald, Earl of Kildare; Roland Eustace, Viscount 
Baltinglas; William, Bishop of Kildare; Richard of Saint Laurence, 
Lord of llowth ; Sir Gerald Aylnier, Chief Justice ; John Bath, Chief 
Justice of the Common Bench; James Bath, Chief Baron of the Ex- 
cbe(|uer; John Parker, Master of the Rolls; Robert Dillon, Second 
Justice of the Pleas; Sir John Travers, Master of the Ordnance; Sir 
George Stanley, Marshal of the Army ; Thomas Lockwood, Dean ; 
Francis Agarde, Richard Finglas, Scrjeant-at-Law ; Baruaby Scur- 
lock, Attorney-General; James Dowdall, Solicitor-General; Michael 
Fitz-Williams, Surveyor-General; Maurice Fitz-Thomas, of tho 
Lcackagh ; .lames Stanyhurst, Recorder of Dublin and Clerk of the 
Crown; Thomas A leu. Clerk of the lla'.Kiper ; Richaid Talbot, .lustico 
of the Liberties of Wexford ; Richard Aylmer, of the Lyons ; Patrick 
Sarsficlil, of Tristledelan ; Walter I'ippanl, of Kilka ; John Sutton of 
Tii)por; Meiler Ilussey, of Mylussic; aud Gerald SuttoQ, of Counall. 
— No dale. 

48. Similar commission for tho county Meath, directed to tho 
Bishop of Mcath, Viscount Qornianslon, Barou of Slayne, Lord of 



1554-5] CHANCERY, IPvELAND. 347 

Trimlcstoii, Lord of Ilowtli, tlie Jiiili,'os before inontioned, Sir Joliii » & 3 
Tnivers, the Ueaiis of the Holy Trinity aiul Saint Patrick V, thoUean rhilip und 
of Arniai;!), Fraticis Harbarte, Francis Ai;arde, Sir Tlionias Barnc- *1"0'- 
wall, Sir Cliristopher Clievers, Thomas Talliot, of Dardeston ; Lucas 
Netterville, James Stanyhiirst, Thomas Allen, Thomas Dillon, of 
Ry version ; Richard Dillon, of Pretestou ; and Moiler llussey, of My- 
lussy. — A'o date. 

49. Similar commission for the county Dublin, directed to Lord 
Howth, the Judges and Justices before mentioned, Sir John Travers, 
the Deaus of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church, Francis Ayard, 
James Stanyhurst, William Talbot, of Malahide j and John Travers, 
of Ballykey. — No date. 

50. Similar commission for the county Louth, directed to theBaron 
of Louth, the Judges and Justices before mentioned, the Dean of Ar- 
maith, John Bedlo, James Gernon, Sir John Plunket, Sir James Dow- 
dall, James Stanyhurst, James Barnewall, Lucas Netterville, Thomas 
Alen, John Travers, of Ballykey, and Richard Talbot.— A'o date. 

51. Commission of Assize directed to John Bath, Justice of the 
Common Bench ; Sir Patrick White, Second Baron of the Exchequer ; 
and Richard Dillon, of Pretiston; concerning certain tenements in 
Douth, in the county of Meath, in controversy between Walter 
Kerdyf, of Turvy, and Luke Nettervyll, of Douth. — Nov. 22, 2° 

52. Writ of Assize of novel disseisin directed to the Sheriff of 
the county of Meath at the suit of Walter Kerdyf. — Same date. 

53. Another writ (si uon omnes) concerning the same parties. — 
Nw. 25, 2° & 3°. 

Memhrane 4. 

54. The Queen to the Lord Deputy and the Lord Archbishop 
of Dublin; directing a lease for 40 years to be made to Thomas 
Eiston and Alice, his wife, of the manors of Rathowthe and 
Haggarde, at such rent as should be reserved upon the survey. — 
Dec. II, 2° & 3°. 

55. Notarial certificate of evi.lence touching the alleged marriage 
of Janinus Whittle and Johanna Bosshere in a suit promoted by 
Mathias Wooding Xo date. 

Jlemhrane 5. 

56. Decree of the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland in a suit 
between Thomas, Earl of Ormond and Ossory, and the Sovereign, 
Portrieve, Burgesses, and Commons of the town of Ross, concerning 
the prise wines of the town ; the Earl alleging that his fivther was 
seized by virtue of a grant to his ancestors by Edward III. of all 



348 



PATENT AND CLOSE KOLLS, 



[1554-5- 



» & .1 

Philip and 
Man-. 



the prise wines of Irclaiiil, and being so seized was wrongfully dc- 
foiccd l)y the inliabitaiits of Ross, wlio, appearing liy their attorney, 
answered that there was no record of any grant by the Crown, and 
if there were, that nothing jiassed thcrcliy; whereupon issue being 
joined, the ritizens showe<l that in the time of Edward I. one Koger 
Bygot, Earl ot Nortlifolk, and Lord Marshal of Ireland, was Lord of 
Ross, and of all theeounty of Wexford, and had there "jura regalia;" 
tliat he ineorporated the town, and endowed it with such liberties 
and freedoms as the town of Wexford ; that Wexford had been 
always free of prisage; and after Bygot's death, whilst one Adaniarus, 
of Valentia, Lord of Ross, had regal jurisdiction, one Beresford, ap- 
pointed Robert Russell to take the prise wines at Ross for the King, 
presuming his Majesty was so entitled, having prisage in most other 
haven towns in the kingdom ; for redress of which Adaniarus and 
the Commons of Ross made iinmble supplication to Edward IL, 
who directed a commission to John Wogan, Lord Justice, to enquire 
whether the King or any of his ancestors ever took prisage at Ross 
or not, and to certify the truth thereof to the Parliament held at 
AVestminster within three weeks from the Feast of Saint Michael ; 
whereupon William Bourkc, Lieutenant of theLord Justice,summoncd 
a jury of 22 men, of several shires and places, to assemble at Dublin, 
who found u])on their oaths that neither the King norany of his pro- 
genitors ever took any prise wines or gauging of wines at Rosse, 
b>it such as Russell lately usurjied by force of Bercsford's com- 
mission, and that neither the Lord Marshall nor any of his ances- 
tors ever took prise wines there ; accordingly, the King ordering 
Russell to surcease the taking of the wines, tiie inhal)itants became 
<|ui(tly discharged of the jiremises without vexation or disturbance, 
until within 20 years last past, when they were disturbed by the 
Earl of Ormond uiuler colour of a grant to one of his ancestors ; 
there was proijuced also, in maintenance of the issue for Ross, an 
Act of Parliament passed at Drogheda in the time of Edwanl IIL, 
which confirmed for ever all the liberties and privileges of the town, 
and granted the inhabitants all such customs and commodities as the 
inhabitants of Walerfonl enjoyed, as well by sea as land, witiiapro- 
vi,--o that the citizens of Ross should take no prise wines but of ships 
wiiich discharged at their port. On consideration of the jiremlscs, 
and as the Earl could not deny the title of the Corporation, nor could 
show any thing nuiterial imt the grant of Edwanl L, which only took 
effect where prise wines were at that time due, it was oniered by 
the Lord Deputy and Council, that the Sovereign, Portrieve, iJur- 
ges-sos, and Commons, and their successors, should be exonerated ami 
acquitted of the prise wines against the Earl and his heirs for ever. 



Anthony Sentleger. 
Cierald Aylmer, Justice. 
James Bathe, Baron. 
Robert Dillon, Justice. 
Valentine Browne, Au<Ii(or. 



William, Miden. 

John Path, Justice. 

John Parker, Master of the Rolls. 

John Traver.s. 

Thomas Loekwooil, Dean. 



— JJtiLliii, Aov. 23, 3° A: 3° I'hilip and Muri/. 



I554-5-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 349 

Membrane 6. 2 & 3 

57. Instructions given by her Majesty to Sir E<lmontl Rouse, P'"''!' «"'' 
Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, Treasurer at War ami Receiver of the '^'"O- 
Revenues, and to Valentine Browne. — Dec. 12, 1°. 

1st. "You shall with all convenient speed pass into the kingdom of 
Ireland, and shall there have all such ordinary fees and allowances 
as Sir William Brabazoii, or else to be liberally considereil by our 
Council, and have 40 footmen in wages at gd. a day, ten of them 
to be without check : and upon your arrival you shall receive our 
treasure, to wit, the £20,000 in harps lately sent there by Sir Anthony 
Sentleger."' 

2nd. " It is our pleasure that you shall have the occupation of the 
ship called the ' Barque of Bolloigue,' now riding at Chester, with 
all the ordnance, tackle, and munition, Vielonging to her, indenting 
with the mayor of that city for receipt of the ship according to the 
purport of the letters which we have addressed to him, you paying 
yearly unto us £40 for the use of the ship, giving security for its 
due payment, and that you will keep her in good state and repair." 

3rd. " We have appointed you to our Privy Council ; and our plea- 
sure is, that in consultation upon every petition you shall consider the 
reason and weigh well the cause of every allowance, and if the same 
shall not seem to you grounded upon sufficient matter, to show your 
dissent therein ; and yet, nevertheless, to pay the sum allowed by 
concordatum, and keep a special note to be afterwards particularly 
opened to us or the Council about our person ; you shall not make 
any payment of our treasure but upon good and sufficient warrants, 
wherein you shall have special rcijard that they shall be in deed 
sufficient, or else to stay the payment ; ami as many things appear to 
you doubtful and suspicious concerning the doings of Andrew Wyse, 
late Vice-Treasurer, and Thomas Tenisone, Auditor, it is thought 
by the Lords of our Council by the report, the confession, and books 
of the said Thomas and Andrew, that the}- should be removed from 
their office, and an exact and due trial and examination should be 
had, by inspection and perusal of the records, the original warrants, 
writings, accounts, charges, and discharges, since the 30° of our dear 
father until the 6° of Edward VI., and by examination of witnesses ; 
which is the principal cause of our sending you thither ; you shall 
advance and emj)loy yourself with all your cunning, wit, and dili- 
gence, and you shall have the aid of our Deputy and Council, and 
access to all our records and writings necessary for the advancement 
of our service and pleasure in this behalf." 

" And our pleasure is also that you the said Valentine shall en- 
deavour, during your abode there, and specially at your first arrival, 
to make a perfect book of all our revenues, and of all debts and monies 
due us, to the intent that the same may be the more speedily and 
truly answered and contented unto us; you shall deliver the same 
book to Sir Edmond Bouse, with the privity of our Deputy and 
Council ; you shall receive our revenues and other duties due 



.^50 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i 554-5- 

1 i .; to us, since or before the Feast of SL Michael, last past ; and 
Phaip »nd i^^^ J view of the accounts of the said Andrew TS ise, hy his 
^"T- deputy, so far as he ?hall and can declare the same, and yi u shall 
take the accounts of the rictuallers and other officers and ministers 
there accountable, both ordinary and extraordinary, and enquire 
and £ret perfect knowledge, by what reason and means, or by whose 
default our victuals and provisi >ns, which stood our brother in 
£14.000, were uttered so much to our loss; giving you authority by 
these presents to commit to ward, in our Castle of Dublin, any 
disobedient accountant, minister, or other inferior person, without 
bail or mainprise, until such time as you shall think convenient to 
release them; and if, by reason of greater charges than are men- 
tioned in your report and declaration lately eihibite<l unto us, as 
transportation and conduct money for soldiers homewards, and the 
diets of the Lord Justice during the absence of the Deputy, and 
other charges growing since the last of October, our treasure now 
sent over be not sufficient to defray the whole charge, our pleasure 
is. that then our honest merchants inhabiting in that realm, to whom 
money is due, shall honestly be travailed with, and induced by gentle 
means to forbear the same, and they are to remain unpaid for a time, 
that is to sav. until Midsummer, assuring them that upon certifi'-ate 
from our said Deputy of any sum due unto them, they shall be at 
that feast, with all surety, paid in London of current money." — .Vo 
daU. 

Membratu 7. 

58. Commission to Hugh, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate and 
Chancellor of Ireland : George, Archbishop of Armagh : Gerald, 
Earl of Eildare ; Sir Richard of Saint Laurence, Lord of Howthe ; 
Sir William FiUwilliams ; Sir Henry Sydney ; Sir Gerald Aylnier, 
Chief Justice; John Bath, Chief Justice of the Common Bench; 
James Bath, Chief Baron ; John Parker, Master of the Rolls ; Sir 
John Travers, Master of the Ordnance ; Sir George Stanley, Mar- 
shal of the Annv ; Thomas Lockwoo.1. Dean of the Holy Trinity ; 
Tbomae Lyverous, Dean of St Patricks; Rol»ert Dillon, Second 
Justice of the Pleas ; Walter Kerdiff, Second Justice of the Bench ; 
Sir Patrick White, Second Baron ; Richard Finglass, Serjeant ; 
Bamaby Scurlock, Attorney-General ; James Dowdall, Solicitor- 
General : John Plunket, Esq. : Valentine Browne, Auditor : Michael 
Fitzwiliiams, Surveyor; James Stanyhnrste, Recorder of Dublin; 
Janie? Bamewall, of Brymore ; William Talbote, of Malahide; Tho- 
mas Fitzwilliam, of Meryonge ; Christopher Howthe, of the Warde ; 
James Allen. Gerk of' the Hanaper : Richard Talbot, of Tem- 
pleoge ; and John Travers, of Ballykeye to be Justices of the Peace 
for the County of Dublin, and the cros.fes and marehcs thereof, and 
to deliver the gaoU. — Latl day of Mag, 2° i 3°. 

: in for the rnunty of Kildaro, dirtied to the 
Ar . '. 'lie Aichbishop of Armagh, the Earl of 



1554-5] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 351 

Kildare, the Lord of Howth, Roland, Y isconnt of Baltinglas ; William * ^ 3 
Fitzwilliam, Henrv Sydnev, Gerald Aylmer, Jobn Bath, James Pl^P«nii 

Bath, Jobn Parker, Sir John Travers, George Stanley, Robert * ■_' 

Dillon, Walter Kerdif, Patrick White, Richard Finglas, Bamaby 
Scarlock, James Dowedall, John Plnnket, Valentine Browne, Mi- 
chael Fitznrilliams, Maurice Fitzgerald, James Stanyhnrst, James 
Barnewall, Richard Talbot, Thomas AUeu, Patrick Sarsfield, and 
John Sutton, of Tipperary. — <Same date. 

60. Similar commission for the county of Meath, directed to the 
Lord Chancellor and the officers in the preceding article mentioned ; 
and, to Sir Francis Harbert, John Plnnket, Valentine Browne, 
Richard Finglas, Bamaby Scarlock. Sir Patrick Hussy, Baron of 
Galtrim; Sir Christopher Cbeevers, of Marston; Sir Thomas Barne- 
wall, of Roberston ; James Stanyhnrst, James Barnewall, Lucas 
Xetterville, of Douth ; Thomas Alen, Thomas Dillon, of Riverston ; 
Patrick Barnewall, of Stacallene; and Richard Dillon, of Pretiston. 
— Same dale. 

61. Similar commission for the connty of Westmeath. directed to 
the Lord Chancellor, the Judges, the principal olKcers of State, and 
to Sir Thomas Xugent, Sir Richard Tuit, Richard Darcy, of Rath- 
were ; James Barnewall, and Richard Dillon. — Same date. 

62. Similar commission for the county of Lonth. directed to the 
Lord Chancellor, the Judges, the principal oiBcers of Slate, and to 
John Plunket, Valentine Browne, Michael Fitzwilliams, James 
Stanevhurst, Sir John Bedlo, of Bedlowiston ; Sir .James Gearlon, of 
Killencowle; Sir John Plunket, of Bewlie; Sir .Tames Dowedall, of 
Termonfeighan _; James Barnewall, Lucas Netterville, Thomas Alen, 
John Travers, of Ballikey ; Richard 'J'albot, and Patrick Caddell, of 
Saint Laurence. — Same date. 

3° k 4° Philip a.xd Mjbt.— 1555, 1556. 3 i- 4 

PbUip and 
Membrane 1. Mary. 

1. Pardon of Gerald Nugent, of Rosse, in the connty of West- 
meath — Sept. 5, 3^ J: 4^. 

2. Pardon of Edward M'Arte M'Gynnesse, of Lecaile, horseman. 
— Same date. 

3. Pardon of Alexander M'ReyneU boy, of Dufferan, horseman, 
and Gillaspick, his brother. — Same date. 

4. Pardon of Moile M'Moylen, of LecaOe, horseman. — Same date. 

5. Pardon of John O'Neyle, son of the Earl of Tyrone. — Same 
date. 



332 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [1555-6. 

3 ^ * 6. Panlon of Iliigli Johns, lute of Nowfortc, in the county of Car- 

Philip nm\ low vconian, for the murder of GoiMard SttM)hens, of Dublin. — Dec. 
Jlary. lo, i° & 4°. 

7. Pardon of Oliver Fitz-Gcrald, of Morroit, in the county of Kil- 
dare, gentleman, and James Conien, of Maynolho, in tlie same 
county, yeoman. — I^cb. 1 2, 3° it 4°. 

8. Pardon of Peter Barron, otherwise called Peter Fitz-Gerald, of 
the Dangen Jlorc, in the county of Kilkenny, gentleman, and Ed- 
ward Butler, of the same place, footman. — Mai/ 16, 3° & 4°. 

9. Pardon of ^Villi;^m Ower O'Koarowill, frentleuum, chieftain of 
the country of Ely O'KcrrowiU. — April 9, 3° it 4°. 

10. Pardon of Luke O'Towl, Morgh O'Towl, Hugh O'Towl, 
Derniot M'Caher, Morgh M'Calior, Donogh M'Shane M'Frcgh, 
Phelim M'Morgh Moile, l^iicliui M'Gret, James Ownhee, Farrell 
M'Turell, Walter Harroll, William Harroll, Brian M'Cahir Knagagh, 
and CahirOge JlCahir Knagagii, horsemen and kerns. — June 7, 3° 
& 4°. 

11. Pardon of Steplien L3'nclie Fitz-Arthnrc, Nicholas Blake, 
Andrew Browne, of Galway, merchant, and Henry Dr.iycott, of 
Marynerston, in the county of Meath, gentleman. — June 18, 3° 
&4< 

12. Pardon of Robert Eustas, Nicholas M'Richarde, and Gerrott 
M'Richard, of the county of Kildare, gentlemen — June 23, 3° & 4°. 

13. Pardon of Donogh M'Brien M'PIielym, Kiedagb M'Owen 
O'Connor. Ly.sagb M'Owen O'Connor, Donnogli M'Owen O'Connor, 
William M'Water, Water O'Doran, Piers O'Doran, Moriertagh 
O'Colgan, and Owen O'llerin, of OITalie, kerns. — June 23, 3° it 4"^. 

14. Pardon of Henry Draycott. — J tine 2, 3° it 4°. 

15. Pardon of Morislie Moile, Rory M'Morish Moile, Jfurgh 
M'Morish Moile, and Corniac M'Morish Moile, sons of the said 
Morishe, of Oflaly, gentlemen and yeomen. — June 10, 3° A 4°. 

16. Pardon of Thomas Rothe Fitz-John and Jolin O'Brcnane, of 
Kilkenny, merchants; John Farrell, cotter; William Rothe, scholar; 
Patrick O'llely, horHekeo|ier ; Edward Mcuane, Richard U'llow- 
Icghan, anil Con O'Bolger. — iSame date. 

17. Grant of English liberty to Patrick O'MolIan, clerk. — Aug. 
20, f A 4°. 



I55S-6.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 353 

18. Similar grant to John Fitz-Morish Fitz-Arte, of Limerick, 3 & 4 
and Edward M'Maliowno Brenuagh. — 3hii/ 12, 3° & 4°. Philip and 



Man-. 



19. Similar grant to William Fihilly, of Limerick, physician, and 
his children. — June 5, 3° & 4°. 

20. Similar grant to John O'Nagheyne, of Limerick, Katherine, 
his wife ; William O'Nagheyne and Genete, his wife, and their 
children. — June 20, 3° A; 4°. 

21. Similar grant to Thomas O'Keyte, Patrick O'Bardane, and 
James O'Donogho, of Waterford — June 22, 3° & 4°. 

22. Similar grant to Thomas Basill and John Parfoundy, of 
Dublin. — Last of June, 3° ife 4°. 

Membrane 2. 

23. Presentation of Patrick O'Mollan to the vicarage of Saint 
David, of Ballianorghir, in the dioce.so of Mcath, vacant by the 
death of Dermot O'Mollan, and in the presentation of the Crown, 
pleuo jure. — Aug. 28, 3° & 4°. 

24. Presentation of Christopher GafFeney, otherwise M'Eyawne, 
to the rectory of Saint Coam, of Kilbessen, in the diocese ofLeighlin. 
—Nov. 15, 3° & 4°- 

25. Presentation of Christopher Gaffeney to the rectory of Castel- 
ricarde, in the diocese of Meath, vacant by the death of Henry 
Parker, the last incumbent. — Dec. 15, 3° & 4°. 

26. Presentation of Patrick Hanraighan to the rectory of Roches- 
ton, otherwise Ballydrian, in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore, 
vacant by the death of James Donogho, the last incumbent. — Jan. 
27, 3° k 4°. 

27. Presentation of John Browne to the vicarage of Tybraght, 
in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore, vacant by the death of 
Thomas Morisy 3° & 4°. 

28. Presentation of John Cardiff to the treasurership of the cathe- 
dral of the Holy Trinity, Dublin, vacant by the death of John 
Moose, and in tne gift of the Crown, pleuo jure. — Feb. 1 3, 3° k 4°. 

29. Instructions to Thomas Lockwode, Dean of the cathedral of 
the Holy Trinity, Dublin, and to the chapter, to instal the said 
John Cardiff in bis office of treasurer, with a place and voice in tho 
chapter, and stall in the choir — Feb. 14, 3° & 4°. 

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354 I'ATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i555-6. 

.■? & 4 30. Appointment of Ricliard Bethel -.md William Piers to tlio 

riiilip and oflice of Constable of tlic Castle of Grai^rerirus, and the works and 
M.\T\: cHstoms of the town ; and also Keepers of the castle, lordship, and 
town of CulnKirc ; and for the better f;overnnient ami kecpin<j; of the 
Castle of Gra;:fcrgns, his Majesty grants them twelve anjucbusses, 
five bowmen, one warden, ami two bombardiers; and for tlie better 
custody of the Castle of Cidmore, fiveanjuebnsses and live bowmen ; 
To hcild during pleasure, with such fees and emoluments as had been 
at any time received by their predecessors in those ofliees, and eight 
pence a day for eacii of the anjuebusses, six pence a day for 
each of the bowmen, eight pence a day for the warden, and eight 
pence a day for the boud)ardiers ; rendering to the Crown £8 yearly 
out of the works and customs of the town — Sept. 12, 3° & 4°. 

31. Ap[)ointnient of Robert Pj-soU to the office of Sheriff of 
0']5vrne"s country, for one year, so that he shall answer to the Crown 
for the subsidies and revenue of the territory — Feb. 12, 3° i<: 4°. 

32. Appointment of Bartholomew Rone to the office of Ganger 
and Searcher of the Port of Limerick, and all the creeks and ports 
there mljacent ; To hold during pleasure in as ample manner as 
Robert Wesley, Humphry Sexton, or John Miagh held that office. 
— Sept. 1 4, 3° & 4°- 

33. Appointment of Richard Tulbote, ofTemplcoge, in the county 
of iJublin, to the office of Justice of the liberties, franchises, and 
privileges of the county of Wexford ; To hold during pleasure. — 
Nov. 10, 3° & 4°. 

34. License to James Walshe, of Watcrford, to alienate to Patrick, 
Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, a moiety of the rectory of Kil- 
maeahill, lately belonging to the dissolved precc[)tory or comman- 
dary of Killerge, in the county of Carlow; To hold for over by tho 
services thereout due and of right accustomed. — No dale. 

Membrane 4. 

35. Appointment of Sir Thomas Kadrlifl", Lord Pit/- Walter, l>ord 
Deputy, to the Commission of the Peace for the counties of Dublin, 
Kililare. Meath, Westmeath, and Connanght. ami tho crosses thereof, 
as well within as without tho liberties, according to the anticnt 
customs and statutes of the realm ; to deliver the gaol ; to treat 
with the King's enemies ; to take hostiiges ; to grant safe conduct 
to all who may wish to come to treat, and to return to their country ; 
to take and establish ordinances and agreements with them, and 
comp(d them to observe same, and to do and execute all other 
things for tho King's honour, good government, and [jcacc of tho 
hiw\. —Sept. 7, 3° .t 4°. 

36. Similar commission directed to tho Archbi-hop anil Primate 
of Ireland ; Thomas Sidney, Treasurer ; James Balb, Chief Baron ; 



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Robert Dillon, Second Justice of the Chief Place ; Sir John Travors, 3 & 4 
Master of the Ordnance; Thomas Lokwod, Dean of St. Patrick's ; Philip and 
and John Plunket, of Dunsoghly, with the Lord Deputj', for the *^*0'- 

counties of Dublin, Meath, Westmeath,Kil(lare, Catherlagh (Carlow), 

Louth, Kilkenny, Wexford, AVaterford, Limerick, and Cork. — Ftb. 
ih 3° & 4°. 

Memhrane 5. 

37. Livery of the possessions of Thomas Talbot, late ofDardyston, 
to Mathew, his son and heir, in consideration of a fine of £31 10s. 
—Feb. I, 3° & 4°. 

38. Similar livery of the possessions of Matilda White to Henry 
Telynge, her .son and heir, in consideration of a fine of £3 i6s. y/. 
—May 9, 3° & 4°. 

39. Similar livery of the possessions of Nicholas Walshe, late of 
Little Polrancane, to Thomas, his sou and heir, in consideration 
of a fine of £3. — June 3, 3° «t 4°. 

40. Similar livery of the possessions of Edward Plunket, of 
Rathmore, in the county of Meath, to Oliver, his cousin and heir, 
in consideration of a fine of £30. — July 28, 3° &, 4°. 

Membrane 7. 

41. Charter of Drogheda; granting to the mayor, sherifis, burg- 
gesses, aud commonalty, in fee-farm, the late house or priory of St. 
Slary de Urso, with the site, circuit, precinct, anibite, and all mes- 
suages, lands, tenements, woods, mills, and fishings thereto belong- 
ing ; also the late house of Friers of St. Augustine, with the 
site, circuit, precinct, ambite, and all messuages, lands, tenements, 
and other possessions appertaining thereto ; also the late hos- 
pital or priory of St. Laurence the Martyr, with the site, circuit, 
precinct, and all messuages, lands, tenements, and possessions 
appertaining thereto; and the house of Friers Carmelites, with all 
its possessions ; To hold for ever. And granting that no burgesa 
resident in the town, should be compelled to attend in any of the 
King's courts, or elsewhere, in suits arising in Drogheda, nor be 
put on juries out of the town ; that the burgesses should answer 
for lands held by them without the franchises, in the King's courts 
in Dublin, or elsewhere; and confirming all privileges, exemptions, 
and immunities antecedently enjoyed by the inhabitants ; and the 
mayor, sherifis, burgesses, and commons agreed that the King's 
justices might hold the assizes in the Tholsel of Drogheda, or else- 
where, within the town, and to find accommodation and food for 
the Justices and their retinue during the assizes.^ — April 6, 3° it 4°. 

On the St.itute Eoll 5° Edward IV., c. 46, is a grant of a University to the 

town, which, as it is not to be found among the published statutes, we insert here. 

Item al requisicion dez communes que p*" ceo que terre d'lrlande, ad nule univer- 

fiite ne study generale deins le mesme le quele ewe voud'" causer se bien I'encresse de 

science, richesse, et bone gouvemance, come le avoidance de rj'Ot, male gouverance et 

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356 PATENT AXD CLOSE ROLLS, [i 555-6- 

3 & 4 Membrane 8. 

rhilip nnd . . , , . 

Man-. 42. Charter of KiliiKillocko; constitutiiif,' tlie proctor ana vicars 

of the college a body corporate in reality and name, with perjietual 

extorsion deins le (lit terre esteauntz, ordeine est establie et g^aunte par auctorite 
du dit parliament, que soit line imivorsite a la vile de r>iO(;lieda en le quele univer- 
site poient eslre fait/, liaclielars, ninistrp<, et dciotcmrs en toutitz scieneez & faoultees 
sicDUie ils soiit en la universite d'Oxenford ; et aiixi de aver & enjoier toutz nianers, 
liberties, privileges, leyes, et laudaldes custunies (ju» la dit universite d'Oxenford, 
ad occnpic et enjoie proissent quel ne soit prejuiUciale al Meire, Viscounts no Ic 
comunalte de la vile de Droglieda. 

Another statute, (Hot. Stat, 8 Kdw, IV,, c, 58,) enacted that a patent should 
be issued, granting to the mayor to have a sword as the mayor of London and an 
annual pension of £20 out of the fee-farm of the town, to maintain his dignity, in 
reward of the services of the mayor, sheriffs, and commons against O'Railly, and in 
the wars under the Earl of Worcester, de]nity of George, Duke of Clarence ; and a 
patent of tlie I2th .July, 8° Edward IV., (Memoranda HoU, 4° & 5° Henry VIII., 
m, 26,) granteil, at the request of I'arlianient.a sword to the mayor, and an annual 
sum of X20 from the fee-farm of the town for ever, to the corporation, to maintain 
their dignity. 

Tliis was confiitned by a subsequent charter, (on the same roll.) dated 19th 
Fcbruan,-, 9° I'.dwani IV. Another statute was passed in the same rnrlianient, 
(Rot. Stat. 8° Eilw.ird IV..) containing a general confirmation to the mayor, alder- 
men, sheriffs, anil commons, of all patents theretofore granted to them, by whatever 
names and title, both in I'rid and Mcath. 

On the Statute KoU 2° Henry VII., (1487,) is the following unpublished statute, 
adding certain lands near DrogUuda to the corporate town of the same name, and 
vesting in the landholders, inhabitants, and residents, all the Uberties and franchises 
of the town. 

Il«m, at the supplication of .lohn NetterviUe, of Powth : that whereas the said 
bcseecher is .seized in bis demesne, as of fee. of all the mcses, lands, and tenements, 
■with tlie appurtenances, in liarniitty. in tlie sliire of Louth, otherwise called Uriel, 
which mcses, lands, and teuenuuts have lieeri waste, by the great op])ression of 
coviie and li\'erv, and divers other importal.de charges, and so are likely to be, 
without provision, convenient, and congruous be at this time had and ordered by 
authority of this Parliament ; the premises considered, and respect had, bow the 
.said lueses, lands, and tenements have been situate nigh to the town of Proghccln, and 
franchise of the same. It is ordained, established, and enacted, by authority of this 
l)resent Parliament, that, fntin this time forward, the said mcses. laiuK and tene- 
ments shall be jiiircel of the said franchise of Drogheda, and be reputed, taken, 
adjudged, deemed, jiud had as jiart and parcel of the franchise of Drogheda, of and 
within the same franchise, and utterly discharged of the said shire of Louth and 
the county for ever ; and the dweller.s, tenants, and land occupiers of the .said 
lands and teneiiients in Ibirnatty and residentiaries of the same, ami of every part 
thereof, from thenceforward for ever, by anihorily aforesaid, have the liberties, 
freedoms, and fr.inchises of Proghcda, and tlieiii use ami enj«ty, in all such inanner 
and form as the iiilial>itaiits of Manoniore, being of and within the franchise of the 
town of Drogheda aforesaid, have used the same and enjoyeil at any time as parcel 
of the same lands ; and by the said authority that all the said mcses, lands, and 
tenements, rents, and services in and of llarnatty aforesaid, and all tenants, land 
oci upiers, and residentiaricvs of the same, from thenceforward, be quit, frci', and 
utterly discharged of all charges, impositions, subsidies, taxes, tallages, coyne, and 
livery, had, or to be had, granlid, or to be grante<l, usiil, or to be usimI, in any 
manner within the body of the county aforesaid, or within the commonalties of the 
name ; and by the same authority that ever)' sheriff, escbactor, i-oroner, comniis- 
sioner, awesisor, collector, baililV, and Serjeant, and evert' other ofTicer of the said 
county, for the time being, and to be, except theniayor, slierids, andollicers of the sjiiil 
town of Drogbeila, from ibeiicef.>rward be utterly discharged for ever of diiing and 
cxei'uling of any iiiaiiuer of olhcis, executions, and coiiiniandnients within the said 
Itanially, or ony of llie mcses, lands, or teiieineuts thereto belonging; and if any 
•hcrifT, C5chact«r, coroner, collector, or acrjcant, at ony time hereafter, except the 



1555-6.] CHANCERY, lEELAND, 357 

succession ; that tliey might have a commou seal to serve for their 3 & 4 
aliairs ; that they might plead and be impleaded, and prosecute all riiiMn anJ 

Man', 

mayor, sherifTs, and officers of Droglieda for the time being, enter into Barnatty or 
any of tlie lands belonging to it, to fultil, execute, distrain, summon, or attach, or 
any office to attempt or execute in any manner, to forfeit and h^se unto the lord or 
owner and to the mayor and sheritts X40, as often as they shall attempt the con- 
trary of this act or ordinance ; and by the same authority, that aU collectors of the 
barony of Fcrrard, for the time being, have allowance upon their account of such 
sums as concern the said Barnatty, or the said lauds and tenements thereof, oir iii 
any manner belonging to the same in anywise. 

<-hi the Jlemoranda Roll of the Exchequer (5° Henrj' VIII., m. 26), is a charter 
of Drogheda, dated I2th September, 37° Ilenry III., confirming the former charters 
of the Burgesses, versus Uriel, and grantmg that they and their heirs migiit hold the 
borough and water of Drogheda towards Uriel, with all the appurtenances, and 
accustomed issues and advantages, with all the liberties and free customs which 
they had used in the time of the predecessors of the Kings of England, as freely as 
they then held them, together witli the liberties and acquittances contained in a 
former charter which they had, and Aritli the following liberties, to wit : that they 
niight freely marry themselves, their sons, and their daughters, and their widows, 
at their pleasure, unless their marriage belong to the Crown, or others of the land, 
by reason of the lands and tenements of foreigners ; that 00 sheriff or other 
otHcer, bailiff or minister, should intermeddle in making any attachments or sum- 
monses in the borough, except the provosts or coroners of the same borough, who 
should answer concerning the pleas of the Crown, before the itinerant Justices of 
the Commou Pleas, in the same borougli to be pleaded; that they might choose 
from amongst themselves a ma\T)r by the election of the Burgesses, who sliould see 
that the provost and bailiffs of the town treat with justice the poor as well as the 
rich ; and th.at neither the templars nor the hospitallers should have either man oi* 
messuage in the borough, exonerated of the common customs, but one only ; that 
uo foreign merchant should remain longer than 40 days in the town with his mer- 
chandize, and that no burgess be compelled to bail any one except he please, 
although he be dwelling on his land ; that uo burgess should answer in the borough 
for any writ, except a ^\•l■it of right, concemuig the tenements within the bomids of 
the borough, saving the pro\'isions made in the place of "nTits current in foreign 
lamls; that no one shonld hinder any liind of merchandize which any merchant 
should wish to bring to the town, either by land or sea, but that he might come in 
peace and freely return without impediment ; and if any person should have held 
any tenement either by gift, purchase, or inheritance, for a year and a day, without 
challenge, and there should have resided any one in the parts of Ireland claiming a 
right in the same tenement, who should be of full age and free of body and not 
sickly, and who shoidd have made no challenge thereto within the term aforesaid, 
but should have maliciously withdrawn himself, he should lose his challenge for 
ever ; and if any one desiring to bring his ship laden with wine to the town, 
and through stress of weather should have landed elsewhere, he should not be 
compelled to give prizes tliereof unless he wish to sell the wines in such place ; 
and if any burgess be attached within the bounds of the borough, the mayor and 
burgesses should hold their court for him, and show justice to the complainant, in 
the same way that an earl or baron or other magnate of Ireland should hold his 
court for his men, accoriUng to the law of Ireland ; that they might liave a fair 
in the borough yearly, to last for fifteen daj s, that is to say : on the eve, day, and 
morrow of St. Luke the Evangelist, and twelve following days, unless such fair 
shoidd be to the injuiy of the neighbouring fairs. Witnesses, Geoflry de Lezegnane, 
our brother; John de Grey; Stephen Longespe; John Maunsell, Prior of Beverley; 
Master William de Kilkenny, Archdeacon of Coventry; Robert Waterand; Ebulo 
de Idontibiis ; Nicholas de Lemaux ; Walter de Thinkelly ; Robert le Norreys ; 
Roger de Lokington ; John de Genes. — Clvrmdon, Sept. 12, 37° Utnnj III. 

A charter, dated 9th July, 4° Henry VIII., (Rot. Mem. 4° & 5° Henry VIII., 
ra. 26,) contains an inspeximus and confirmation of all preceding charters ; and 
another (Rot. Pat. 29" & 30° Henry A'lll., m. 8,) confirms aU former grants and 
privileges. Seepages?. 



338 



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[1555-6. 



3 & 4 causes, (luaiTols, dcniaiuls, and actions, iu all courts, of wliat&ocvcr 
Philip and kind, nat\irc, or species: and ratifying and confilniiiig all dona- 
MaO'- tions, alienations, grants, charters, rights, privileges, as well spiri- 
tual as temporal, of whatsoever kind, as well granted to the i)roctor 
and vicars, as to the church or its ministers, liefore the foundation 
or erection of the college, notwithstanding the statute of niortniain ; 
provided that this coutiruiation should not extend to any lands or 
possessions iiumcdiately held of the King or Queen. — Xo date. {See 

JHUje 211). 

43. Appointment of William Oiire O'Kearowell to the office of 
Captain of the country of Ely O'Kearowell, to rule and govern all 
those as well of his own nation as others residing or sojourning 
there; To hold during good behaviour; with all jurisdictions, 
profits, and customs to the <iflice liclonging, and as other captains 
or chieftains in the marshes have and enjoy ; reipiiring and com- 
manding all the inhahitants of the country of Ely to render and 
yield to the captain all the customs from anti<iuity due ami accus- 
tomed. — J/)ri7 3, 3° & 4°. 

44. Appointment of James Stanyhurst to the office of Clerk of 
tho ]?arliament; To hold during pleasure, with a salary of .£10 a. 
year, to be paid by the Clerk of the Ilanaper out of the profits of 
the great seal. — A'o dale. 

Bono. 

45. Injunction directed to the mayor and baylilTs of the town of 
Galway.— Oce. 2^.— {Obliterated). 

46. Order of the Lord Deputy and Council prohibiting the Sheriff 
of the county of Kilkenny from exacting any charge or imposition, 
cess of horsemen, kern, or galloglass upon the house and lamls of 
Kilclehcn : (upon the complaint of tho corporation of the city of 
AV'atcrford, alleging that the house belonged to them, and had been 
charged with divers exactions, contrary to the freedom and livery 
which they claimed ; and stating that letters were addressed by tho 
Deputy aiul Council to the IJi'^hops of \\'alerf()rd an<l Ossrjry, and to 
the sovereign of Uoss, instructing them to receive all such proofs aa 
should be |)rcsented to them touching the freedom of the house; 
whercujion they cerlillcd under hand and seal the depositions of 19 
witnesses, who testilied that the house and lands of long time, and 
l)Cforc the meiiKirv of man, hail been free of all manner of cess and ex- 
action, taxcil u|Min thecounty of Kilkenny, of all horsemen, kern, and 
galloghL^s, until about five years since, when the collector distressed 
tho inhablliints there, contniry to what halh been of old lime and 
bcyonil man's remi'mbrance used and accuslomeil) ; jirovideil (hat, 
if ut liny lime llie Lord Dr|inty and Council, for any cause, as well 
for victualling of the forts as other necessary service, should cess any 
inanncr of corn ur cattle iu and uituu tho county, that it should bo 



1555-6.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 359 

lawful for tlie collector to levy cess, and rear the same accorflingly. .^ & 4 
— KiliMiinham, the Feast of ISaint Andrew the Apostle, 2° &■ 3°. I'liilip and 



H., Dublin, Cane. Gerald Aylmer, Justice. 

John Bathe, Justice. James Bathe. 

Thos. Lockwood, Dcau. Francis Agardc. 
George Stanley. 



Membrane 2. 

47. An Act resuming possession of the manor and lordship of 
Leislip, in consequence of the " corruption of the blood of the 
Geraldines." 

" Whereas King Henry VII., of most famous memory, father 
to our Sovereign Lord the King that now is, in consideration of a 
marriage had betwixt Gerald Fitz-Geralde, then Earl of Kildare, 
and Dame Elizabeth Saint John, by his letters patent, did give and 
grant unto the said Earl and Dame Elizabeth, and the heirs male of 
their bodies lawfully to be begotten, the manor .and lord.ship of 
Leislip, with the .appurtenances, situate vvithiu the county of Kildare, 
in this the King's laud of Ireland ; by foi'ce of which grant the 
Earl aud his wife were thereof seized accordingly. After the Earl 
died, and the foresaid Elizabeth survived, and was .seized and died 
seized of the aforesaid manor and lordshiji in her demesne as of 
fee tail; after whose death the same descended to one Henry Fitz- 
Gcr.ald, son and heir lo the said Elizabeth by the said Earl begot- 
ten ; by force whereof the said Henry was thereof seized; after 
whose death the said manor aud lordship descended to one Thomas 
Fitz-Gerald, as brother and heir male to the said Henry; by force 
whereof the said Thomas was thereof seized in his demesne as of fee 
tail by the gift aforesaid ; after whoso death the said manor and 
lordship descended to one James Fitz-Gerald, as brother and heir 
male to the said Thomas, by the gift aforesaid, by virtue whereof 
the said James was aud is thereof seized in his demesne as of fee 
tail by the gift aforesaid; for as much as the manor and lord- 
ship of Leislip with the appurtenances, was, before the said gift, 
of the King's antient inheritance, and for that the blood of the 
Geraldines is corrupted towards the Crown of England : Be it 
established and enacted by the authority of this piesent Parlia- 
ment, that the said gift, gr.ant, and the letters patent thereupon, and 
every thing therein contained, from the first day of this Session of 
this present Parliament, be revoked, repealed, annulled, and ilcemed 
void in law ; and that our Sovereign Lord King Henry VIII., by 
the Grace of God, King of England and of France, and Lord of 
Ireland, shall, from the first day of the Session of this present Parlia- 
ment, have and enjoy the same manor and lordship, to him, his heirs 
and successors, in the right of the Crown of England for ever ; the 
said letters patent or any thing contained in the same, or any 
other Act or Acts had, made, or done, to the contrary thereof not- 



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[1555-6. 



3 & 4 ■withitaiuling : savini; to evoi-y Jicrson and persons, tbeir heirs and 
Philip and successors, other than the saiil Sir James, his heirs and successors 
^itiry. jjjjj gm-i,- person and persons as claim to any other uses, all such 
riirlit, title, interest, possession, leajses, rents, offices, or other profits, 
which they had at tlio said first day of the Session of this present 
Parliament, or at any time hefore, in as large and ami)le manner 
as if this Act had never been had or made. — Mat/ i, 28° Henry 
VIII. 



47. The King and Queen to the Lords spiritual and temjioral 
ami Commons assemhlcd in I'arliament, in Ireland : " Most reverend 
and reverend fathers in Go<l, and right trusty and well beloved, wo 
greet you well. Having understood and considered the good orders 
and success that our well-beloved the Lord l''itz-^\ alter, our Deputy, 
liath taken, aii<l had in our service, for the time of his charge there, 
both in expulsing of the Scots, plaguing of our rebels, and reducing 
that disorderly realm to better state of good rule and tranijuility 
than it was lately in ; in which part our said De|)iity hath from 
time to time, by his letters and other ways given us full notice, that 
your diligent aid, counsel, and goc<l service, never failed in his assist- 
ance ; we let you wit, that we not only accept the same right thank- 
fully towards our said Deputy, but also give you, as you have well 
deserved, our right hearty thanks; and like as, except the good 
orders now well begun, be with continuance semblably kept and fol- 
lowed, the fruit of his and 3'our own travails in this part, can in the 
end not fully answer to our expectation and yours ; and that the 
jiarticularitics of the manifold <lisorders and defaults there bo not 
unknown to your wisdoms, for the jierfect reformation whereof, the 
just fear, love, and honour of Almighty God are first and j>rinci])ally 
to be considcrcil, and revived by some new orders and laws, for 
establishing of which, and of others, necessary a« well for the amend- 
ment, maintenance, and defence of the common weal, as the recovery 
and restitution of our antient rights, revenues, regalities, preroga- 
tives, and olH-yzance, of late years much diminished and neglected, 
tho time, i)lace, and authority of I'tirliament is now very propico 
and convenient ; even so, for as much as our said Deputy hath by 
our commandment, with the advice of our Council there, travailed 
very diligently, ])aiufully, and prudently, to devise divers good and 
necessary laws, by himself and our Council there, meet to be passed 
at this I'arliament, for which purpose he sent them hither to bo re- 
vised and considered by us and our Council, which is done, and tho 
eamo remittccl thither as appcrUiinelh ; therefore, having yourself 
gravel v, pru<!ently, ilclilieratdy, and freely, considered thes;iid Acts 
and laws, and the matters therein contained, as the sanio may pass 
by authority of rarliamcnt to God's honour ami ours, for the ad- 
vancement of the common weal, we heartily pray, and nevertheless 
require ami charge you, not only for the execution thereof, but for 
the execution also of all other good laws and statutes yet standing in 
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furtlier assistance and help to our said Deputy and our ministers as 3 & 4 
appertainetli, specially in your own countries, rules, and offices, and Philip and 
namely, such laws as are and shall now be provided for the advance- Marj'- 
rueut of counnou justice, by means whereof intinitc mischiefs and the 
most perilous combination of seditious persons, which hath chiefly 
impoverished and brought all calamity to that reahn, shall cease; 
the practice of horrible murders custoraably perpetrated shall be 
met with, and by terror of punishment will not be so easy to bo 
compassed. The Scotts also shall be discouraged to seek habitation 
there, and finally, lewd men and idle persons shall not follow, and 
bear themselves one bold of another. And especially we require 
you to be aiding, assisting, and helping our Deputy and ministers 
in the recovery of our rights, and the other things to us belonging', 
■without colouring, or bearing directly or indirectly, with such as 
withhold aud withdraw the same, of which number there be divers, 
as we be informed. And like as our good hope is, that this our re- 
quest, exortation, and admonition, shall be considered aud take 
some good eflect amongst you accordingly, being indeed the benefit 
thereof your own, which is the thing that we chiefly mind aud seek, 
and shall remember to thank all such as so consider, to the comfort 
of them and their posterity in their reasonable suits ; so if we shall 
hear the contrary, as we trust not, it would be dolorous to us, aud 
give occasion of doing that which of nature, we thank God, we are 
nothing inclined unto, not doubting but that our Deputy will in the 
premises, and in all cases oi our defence, so diligently and honourably 
bear himself, that you shall praise, and not mislike. Letting you 
further to wit, that like as his wise and diligent doings in this be- 
ginning do merit great praise and commendation, so we will not 
fail in such manner to provide, from time to time, for his sufficient 
and necessary furniture and " mayteninge" in his charge there as 
the same, with our force and authority, shall be (God willing) a 
surety for the good, and to the ill a plague and contiuual terror. 
Wherefore, most reverend fathers, right trusty and right well be- 
loved, we require you well to weigh and consider this our pleasure, 
desire, and determination, as we shall specially trust you, and as you 
tender God's glory and honour and the common weal, with the pros- 
perity and doings of j'ourselves and your posterity. Given under 
our signet at Greenwich, FkI. 4, 3° & 4°." 

Membrane 3. 

48. The King and Queen to the Lord Deputy and the Chan- 
cellor desiring a lease to be made to Mathew Kinge of the farm 
of Castlericarde, in the county of Meath, for 21 years, paying the 
rent to be ascertained by the survey; enjoining him to reside in 
Ireland, and occupy the lands in his owu hands : which clause of 
residence their Majesties require to be inserted in all leases in future. 
— Jan. 22, 3° & 4°. 

49. Extent of the manor and possessions of Castlericarde. The 



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3 & 4 customs and duties of tlie tenants and cottagers resident upon the 
Philip and manor. — No date. 
Marj'. 

50. The Queen to the Lord Deputy ; stating that the see of Lime- 
rick being vacant, the Pope was pleased, on the recommendatiou 
of her Majesty, to prefer Hugh Lees, or Lashy, to that see, as hy the 
bulls sent over would appear; and rcijuiring the Lord Deputy, 
therefore, according to the laws and customs of the realm, before 
the 20th }'ear of the reiL'u of the late Kiua; Henry VIII., to restore 
to him all the toin])oralities of the l)isliu])rick, first requiring him to 
take his corporal oath of fealtj-, truth, and allegiauce. — Vtc. 6, 3° 
& 4°. 

51. The Queen to the Lord Deputy and the Chancellor; stating 
she had received a petition from the provisor and vicars of the 
church of Saint Peter, in Kilmallock, in which it was declared 
that several charitable persons of the town, in charity, for mainten- 
ance of God's service, and auirmentatiou of the living of the ministers, 
bestowed certain lands and tenements u])Ou them, and that other 
godly-minded i)crsons were willing, for similar considerations, to give 
more, but which could not be done without license of the Crown; 
her Majesty, therefore, requires the Lord Deputy and Chancellor to 
consider the petition, and to grant a license under the great seal 
as desired, or else to certify the reason. — iiaint James, Jul)/ 1 8, 3° 
&4°. 

Membrane 4. 

52. Petition of the Provisor and Vicars of the church of St. Peter's, 
in Kilmallock vestry, reciting that several wcll-dii'posed persons of 
the town, having regard to the smalUivingauddisability of the vicars, 
and the better maintenance of divine service, had granloil to them 
certain i)arccls of landw and tenements, and ])ra}Mng hor JIajcsty to 
address her letters in their favour to the Lord I)ci>uty and Council of 
Ireland, to grant to them, under the broail seal, a license to jiurchase 
and acquire lands to the yearly value of ,£20, over and aliovc tiie 
lands which the church possessed before its conversion into a col- 
lege. — A'o dale. 

53. The King and Queen to the Lorcl Deputy, the Lord Chan- 
cellor, and the Council ; ^.'ranting to the niiiyor and citizcn.s of Water- 
ford a conlirniation of all their liberties, and a lease in reversion for 
2 1 years, of the house or nunnery of Kilkclchin (excepting the 
tithes and ollerings), and directing the Lord Deputy to give onlera 
relative to certain pieces of onlnance anil store of powder remain- 
ing in the city; to reserve the latter, if necessary, for their Ma- 
jcstys' use, if not, that the nniyor and citizens should have it at a 
reasonable jiricc ; and directing that at tiie next parliament jiro- 
vision be mailc au'ainst the violation of the statute lately pa.ssed, 
givin;; liccn.sc to the niuvor and citizens to load ami lran.>;])ort grain 
from all place.-, for the better furniture of the city. — June 13, 2° & 3°' 



ISS5-6.] CHANCERY, IRELAND, 363 

Membrane K. ^ '' , 

"^ Philip and 

54. Restitution of tho temporalities of the bislioprick of Lime- ^l^'- 
rick to Hugh Lees, otherwise Lashy, to which he had been pro- 
moted by the Pope, on the recommendation of tlieir Majesties. — Ajir'd 

13, 3° >fe 4°. 

55. Oath of fidelity taken by Hugh, BishoiJ of Limerick. — iVo 
date. 

56. Commission to the Lord Deputy ; Hugh, Archbisliop of 
Dublin, Chancellor ; Sir Henry Sidney, Vice-Treasurer ; James 
Bath, Chief Baron ; and John Plunket, to demise and graut for 31 
years, all manors, lands, tenements, fishings, and other hereditaments, 
winch should at any time, or by any means, come to the hands of 
the Crown ; and to bargain and sell the custody, ward, and marriage 
of the heirs of those who died in homage to the Crown, within age, 
and under the degree of a baron — May 1 4, 3° & 4°. 

Membrane 6. 

57. Writ of Error in a suit between Thomas Sherlock Fitz- 
Edward, merchant of the Staple of Waterford, and George Wyse 
and Margaret, his wife, concerning a debt of £500. — No date. 

Membi'ane 7. 

58. Exemplification of a writ, dated 38° Edward the Third, di- 
rected to the sovereign and commonalty of the town of Kilkenny, 
stating a complaint of tho Bishop of Ossory respecting a certain 
market in his town of Irishtown, near Kilkenny ; and which writ 
commanded that they should not, under pretence of certain letters 
patent therein mentioned, interfere with the market or liberty 
aforesaid, or with taking any customs for, or murage of, the town 
of Kilkenny, of saleable things coming to the market, or within the 
liberty, without the assent and will of the Bishop, under an im- 
jiending penalty. — Mar. i, 24° Henri/ VIII. 

59. Writ prohibiting the provost and commonalty of Kilkenny 
from interfering with the customs of the market of the Irishtown 
of Kilkenny, which were parcel of the possessions and temporali- 
ties of the see, and had been expended on the reparation of the 
walls. — March i, 24° Henry VIII.^ 

" By a statute of 15° Edward IV., no judge of assize, eschaftor, slieriff, Ijailiff, 
coroner, clerk of the yjeace, or other officer, shoidd act in the liberty ai^ainst tlie 
consent of the vicars, burgesses, and commons of the corporation, nor any of them 
be put on juries out of the town against their consent, and they were to have the 
return of all writs and precepts isued out of the King's courts against any member 
of the corporation there resident. 

By another statute, 15° & 16° Edward IV., c. 29, at the supplication of the 
vicars of the common hall of St. Kenny, of Kilkenny, reciting that the commons 



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4 & 5 

Philip and 



4° & 5° PuiLiP AND Mary.— 1556-7. 
Fart I. 



ilimhrane i. 

1 . Pardon of Tirelagli M'Shanc and Donel M'Shane, of Slcwiuarge, 
kerns. — June 22, 4° & 5°. 

2. Pardon of Uiigli M'Shane and others — {Obliterated.) 

3. Pardon of Peter Grace Fitz-John, late of Grace Court, in the 
county of Kilkenny, and William Grace Fitz-John, of the same 
place. — Oct. 6, 4° & 5°. 



4. Pardon of .lohn Gestell, of Mulahedirc 
liii, yeoman. — Oct. 12, 4 & 5 . 



in the county of Dub- 



5. Pavilon of Master Dcrmot 0'Mulri:ni, of Soleheid, in the county 
of Tiiii)erary, clerk, and hachelor of laws; Donald O'Mulriuii, of 
the same i)laee, clerk, ami liaehelor of laws ; John and Dermot 
O'Mulrian, clerk ; Donald U'Mulrian, of the monastery of Bacliine, 
in the county of Limerick, clerk ; William Staeliold, otluTwise 
Stapulton ; John Browne, of Any, in the county of Limerick, clerk ; 
Cornelius O'Cailtc, of Any, jiriest ; and Donat GoflTry, of Cashell, in 
the county of Tiiipcniry. — Awj. 5, 4° & 5°. 

6. Panlon of Nicholas Esmond, laic of the county of Wexford, 
gent — Jidi/ 27, 4° <fc 5°. 

7. Pardon of Patrick Butler, of Butlerston, in the county of Wex- 
ford, gent. — Bee. 2, 4° & 5°. 

8. Pardon of John Parker, Master of the Rolls ; Sir Fi-ancis 
Ilarhert, of Portlester ; John Goldsmith, of Duhlin, gent., clerk of 

the Council ; King, gent. ; and lioclcil|ih Coekrell, gent. — 

4° .t 5°. 

9. Pardon of Patrick Sartificld, shi lillof liic county of , and 

of Tistcldolaii, in the county of Kihlare, and Katherine, iiis daugh- 
ter; Francis Cosby, of Even, gent. ; (ienetc Sarsticld, late « ifc of 



o( the lri»litnwn, |mri»hioncr8 of the vii'iiraRO!", wito ojnircssod by (nIlHf;i« and 
iinl»>idic'H, mill llmt it was iif,'r<'''d bi'twiMMi Ihi- virnrs, l>iir){i'wios. nnd rnnimniiH of 
IriihtKHfi, tliiil. i( thiy wiri' uri|uittiil iif llmsi' liiirdins, by aiithnrily uf imrlinnu'iit, 
thry wiiuld puy iiii iiiiiiual mini of live niiirkHfur Iho »u|ipiirt n( Ihi' viinnini's, ami tlic 
niuiintatiiin of divine mTvire ; nnd that liy an ad of Henry VI. at l^rn^'lu'da, llio 
parinhinnen* wi-n- reii-ainl ari-iirdini;ly ; it wan eiiaeteil that in ease of non-paynieiit 
of the nairl rent, llie vieurH fur the time Ininn might issue ecclesiastical ccnoures 
agoinsl the offeuders. — dlatutc lloll, liulU Office. 



1556-7.] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 365 

James Luttrell, Jolm Cadilell, James Fitzgerald, James O'Helan, 4 & S 

Rieliard Ennose, Nicholas Dowling, Williams, Patrick Swayne, Pliili[i and 

George Furlong, Thomas White, Robert Fitz-Thomas Fitz-GeraUl, ^^■ 
of Doniiockea, horseman ; Richard Fitz-John Fitz-Jamcs Fitz- 
Gerald, and Phali O'Dempsey, of Tisteldelau. — . . . 4° & 5°. 

10. Pardon of Thomas Dave, rector of Liscartan ; Thomas Rower, 
rector of Domnowe ; and Patrick Dave, late of Mighalleston, chap- 
lains Bee. I, 4° & 5°. 

11. Pardon of Sir John Alen, of Alenscoiirt, late Chancellor of 
Ireland, otherwise called John Alen, of St. Wulstan's, in the county 
Kildare; and Patrick Sarsfield, of Tisteldelan, gent. — Dec. 2, 4'^<t 5°. 

12. Pardon of Robert Stoks. — N'ov. 29, 4° & 5°. 

13. Pardon of Nicholas Eustace, of Cradokeston, in the county 
of Kildare, gent., late shorifT of that county ; John Fitz-Richard 
Fitz-Garret, of Balleteig, in Allen ; Thomas Eustace and Oliver 
Eustace, of Mollaghcaish, in the same county ; John Donkerly, of 
Naas; Nicholas Yonge, of the Newton-amore, in the same county, 
yeoman ; Patrick Albenagh, of Naas ; Patrick Keting, of Cradokes- 
ton; and Molroro O'Breaghan, of Donadaa, kern. — Dec. 4, 4° & 5°. 

14. Pardon of Nicholas Heron, of Laughlin, in the county of 
Carlow, gent. ; Henry Davell and Robert Harpole, of the same 
place; Thomas Masterson, of tlie town of Kilkenny, gent.; and 
Giles Hovendon, of Lovidiston, in the county of Kildare, gent. — 
i\'ov. 30, 4° i 5°. 

15. Pardon of Pheylim M'Lice O'Conor, of Rahinedoo, in Oflaly, 
gent. ; Callough Mac Pheylim boy O'Conor and Donogh M'Ownhy 
O'Conor, of the same place, kerns. — Nov. 20, 4° & 5°. 

16. Pardon of Henry Cowly, of Castle Carbre, in the county of 
Kildare, gent. ; and Francis Cosby, of the monastery of St. Evine, 
in the same county. — Dec. 5, 4° & 5°. 

17. Pardon of Morogbo O'Herin, Tirelagh O'Conor, Morogho 
M'Owen ; Thomas Morish, Rosse M'William O'Henry, Redmond 
Brenings, Rosse M'Couor O'Henisse, Ferdorgh and Thomas O'Col- 
gan, of Ofl'aly, kerns. — Dec. 3, 4° & 5°. 

18. Pardon of Shane O'Lalor, Dermot O'Lalor, Edmond O'Lalor, 
and David O'Lalor, of Leix, kerns. — Dec. 2, 4° & 5°. 

Membrane 2. 

19. Pardon of Sir George Stanley, Marshal of the Army in Ire- 
land; Francis Agard, esquire ; John Walshe, John Saul, and Robert 
Buckley, gentlemen. — Dec. i, 4° & 5°. 



366 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i556-7- 

4*5 20. Pardon of John O'Ncyle, one of tlic sons of Con, Eaii of 

Philip and Tiroon, otherwise called Shane Dwllcnay O'Ncyle. — Ko date. 
Marj'. 

2 1. Pardon of Donald Kelly, late of Kildare ; Peter Walsh and 

Thady M'Rory, of the same place, cotters. — March 2, 4° k 5°. 

22. Pardon of Nicholas M'Eory, otherwise Nicholas M'Donnogho 
M'Rory, kern March 8, 4° i 5°. 

23. Pardon of David Ketinge, of the Graunge, in the county of 
Wexford, horseman, and Alice, his wife. — March 13, 4° & 5°. 

24. Pardon of Rohert Nugent, Vic.ir of Grannard, son of Richard 
Nugent, late Baron of Delviu — No date. 

25. Pardon of William Dowley, of Killery, and of the Irishtown 
(if Kilkenny; Thomas Fitznioricc Purcell, of Irishtown aforesaid; 
and Rohcrt Dowley, of the same jilace. — March 21, 4° A 5°. 

26. Pardon of James, Viscount Barrimore, otherwise called James 
Barry, of Barriscourte, and also called Barry More and Barry Roo. 
—Aprd 23, 4° k 5°. 

27. Pardon of Richard Crofts, of Castell Jordan, gent., and John 
Alee, of Ballynay, gent. — April 23, 4° & 5°. 

28. Pardon of Nicholas Ley, of Kilkenny, merchant. — April 21, 
4° & 5°. 

29. Pardon of Nicholas Eustace, of Cradickstowne, in the county 
of Kildare, late Sherill' of that county ; John Fitz-Riclianl I'itz- 
Gerald of Balliteig, in Allon ; Thomas Eustace and Oliver Eustace, 
of MoUaghcarhe, in the county aforesaid; Jolin Donkcrly, of N.oas; 
Nicholas Yong, of the Newtown Aniore ; Patrick Ali)cnagh, of the 
Naas ; Patrick Keting, of Cradickstowne, gent. ; and Mulrone 
O'Brwoghan, of Donadi, in the same county Dec. 4, 4° k 5°. 

30. Pardon of Laurence Hammond, Constable of the Castle of 
Trim ; Henry Browne and Ednumd Jordan, Sub-Constables of the 
Gaol of Trim.— /an. 12, 4° & 5°. 

31. Pardon of Richard Barbor, otherwise called Richard Floyd, 
of Mellyfont.— .'l/)n7 26, 4° k 5°. 

32. Pardon of Thady M'Krlan, of Ballrautagh, otherwise Rnii- 
tagiiston, ill the i>arish of Moghiar, in the county ol Meatli, husband- 
man. — April 30, 4° k 5°. 

33. Pardon nf William Bourman, or Bourknian, gent , ami John 
Browne, of Cork, merchant. — A'o date. 



I556-7-] CHANCERY, IRELAND. 367 

34. Pardon of Richard Breniin<;bam and Meiler Bremingliam, 4 & 5 
sous of Thomas Bremin^'hani ; James O'Hennose, of Direconghore, P1>'''P and 
near Kellian ; and Rory beg M'Morogho, of Clondaliej in the county '"^' ' 
of Meath, kerns. — Api-il 10, 4° & 5°. 

35. Pardon of Donald O'Leallor. — April 3, 4° & 5°. 

36. Pardon of William Walsh, otherwise called William Sassenagh, 
and Alexander O'Hay, otherwise called Macnycontisy. — May 18, 4° 
&5°. 

37. Pardon of Laurence Hainond, Constable of the Castle of 
Trim ; and Henry Browne and Edraond Jordan, Sub-Constables of 
the (iaol — Jan. 12, 4° ife 5°. 

38. Pardon of Thady O'Lelan, of Balantagh, husbandman. — Ajvil 
30, 4° t 5°. 

39. Pardon of Nicholas Leye, of Kilkennya, merchant. — April 21, 
4° & 5°- 

40. Pardon of Arte M'Morirtagh Kevenagh M'Arte Boy, of Clan- 
molleu, in the county of Carlow. — June 13, 4° & 5°. 

41. Exemplification of a pardon, dated 9th June, 4° and 5°, of 
Maurice M'WiUiam, Tirrel M'Geralde, Gerald oge M'Gerald, William 
Tmassy, David Kelly, Calvac M'Vany, John O'Kyny, Charles 
Magynysse, Brian M'Moriertaglie, Philip Geng, Conlan Jl'Phelyin, 
Hugh Ouvayn, and Nicholas M'Ynleane, or O'Leyue, of Rathmore. 
— Las/ da!/ of June, 4° & 5°. 

42. Pardon of Coule M'Geoghecan, of Kynnaleagh, Chieftain of 
bis sept and Lord of Moicashill, in the county of Westmeath. — 

Last of May, ^° k 5°. 

43. Pardon of William Fitz-Henry, Nicholas Fitz-Henry Fitz- 
Richarde, Robert Furlonge Fitz-William, UUicke Roche Fitz- Walter, 
Walter Hore Fitz-Nichulas, Melawlyu Fitz-Donagbe Hedelaghe, 
Nicholas Roche Fitz-Walter, David Gal, son of William Gal; Edniond 
Acule Fitz-Corcke, Magh Acule Corcke, William Furlonge Fitz- 
patrick, Thomas Bioghe, son of Tarloe Morice Kinsela Fitz-Morice; 
Dermot Fitz-Mortagbe, Gerald Furlonge, sou of John ; James 
Browne, James Borrete, William Furlong, son of Henry ; Nicholas 
Power, Hugh Ryough Acule, Arte Acule, Robert Sotton, James 
Roche, Felim M'Ennys, Rory Bowyer, Owen O'Morriu, and Teige 
O'Corren. — June 13, 4° & 5°. 

44. Pardon of Arte M'Moriertaghe Kevenaghe, otherwise called 
Arte Boye, of ClanmuUen, in the county of Carlow, gent. — June 13, 
4° & 5°. 

45. Pardon of Oliver Myssete. — June 14, 4° & 5°. 



363 PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, [i 55^-1- 

A & 5 46. Pardon of Donald O'Lalor, of Dublin, liari>er. — April