LEIXLIP CHRONOLOGY 1550 – 1585 AD

by mariocorrigan on April 27, 2007

Leixlip Chronology 1550  –  1585 

Compiled by

JOHN COLGAN

1550: No. 625:  Lease to Thomas earl of Ormond and Ossory; of [inter alia] Blackcastell, and Donamore, co Meath [sic].. and other land in co Kildare. All of which were in the hands of the King by the minority of the said Earl. To hold during his minority and until livery shall be granted, at a rent of £681 4s 2 ¾d etc – 18 November, iv Edward VI [=1550]. [Fiants of Edward VI, No 625, dated 18/11/1550, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol I, Dublin 1994].

1550:  There is a reference to St Colman’s vicarage, Larabrine, [Laraghbryan], diocese of Dublin, in a fiant of Edward VI of this year.  St Colman was a disciple of St Columba of Iona? Of  relevance to Confey church.

1551:  “Will of Nicholas Bellewe, of the Weston, beside the Nall”.. Duleek etc. in county Meath. Dated 21/7/1551, Edward VI. [James Morrin (ed), Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol I, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary & Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1861, no 227.] Cited to show the use of THE Weston name, as a townland name.

1552:  Wardship of Nicholas Eustace, cousin and heir of John Eustace, late of Connfeye, [sic] in the county of Kildare, granted to Thomas Lutrell, for a fine of £46 odd. Dated 25/5/1552, Edward VI. [James Morrin (ed), Extracts from Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol I, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary & Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1861, no 170.]

1552:  Lease, under king’s letter, 24/6/1552, to Walter Peppard, one of the gentlemen ushers of the king’s chamber, of a water mill, etc. within the precinct of St. Mary’s Abbey, Dublin, lands in … Lucan, Grenoke,  Lexlipe.., and 10s rent in Coldreny [=Cooldrinagh]; the rectories, etc. of  ..  Collenston, .., the possessions of St. Mary’s abbey, excepting such portions as were granted by Henry VIII.  21 years lease from the termination of his lease dated 20 June, xxxv, Henry VIII, at a rent of  £310 odd, etc. [Edward VI’s Fiant no. 1083, dated 7/11/1552, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol I, Dublin 1994].

1552:  In a grant dated 25/4/1552 from Edward VI to Gerald FitzGerald of an extensive list of properties in several counties are mentioned: “Maynooth alias Manoosle”, “Kelleston alias Kelleyeston”, “Rowynsdale alias Revynsdale” [=Ravensdale], “Syane” [=Sion], “Blakeston” [=Blakestown] and “Donamore, Carten,..”, ie, Donaghmore on Grangewilliam farm is confirmed as aka Donamore.[Patent and Close Rolls, Chancery Ireland, Dublin, for Henry VIII]

1552:  Licence to John Alen, knt., late chancellor, to alienate to Christopher, son and heir of Patrick Barnwall, of Gracedew [Gracedieu], knt, Christopher, son and heir of Thos Luttrell, of Luttrellisston, knt., William, son and heir of Thos Talbot, of Malahide, knt., Thos., son and heir of Richard Alymer, of Lyons, esq., …., forever, his manor of Alenscorte, formerly S Wulstans, near the Newbridge, upon Alen, the manor of Donaghcumper, co Kildare and all lands etc in S Wulstans, Donaghcumper, and in the parish of Donaghcumper, Personstown, Lexlip [Leixlip], Donaghmore, Kilmacredoke, Grangegorman, Backbieston alias Bacweston, Stacumney, Laghlynston, Potterston, Symondeston, Galbeggiston, Meyston, Colflitche, Rew, etc..; the advowsons and rectories of Donaghcumper, Stacumney, Killadowan and Donaghmore, co Kildare; the manor of Palmerstown, Irishton, Bacbieston, Coldreny and Lucan, co Dublin. Also pardon to the said John Alen – 22 November, vi Edward VI [=1552] [Fiants of Edward VI, No 1095, dated 22/11/1552, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol I, Dublin 1994].

1552:  Grant to Thomas Luttrell, of Luttrelliston, knt., for £56 8s 1d; of the wardship and marriage of Nicholas Eustace, cousin and heir of John Eustace, late of Confey, Co. Kildare, esq.; also grant of the third part of the manor of Sawntre [Santry], county Dublin, and the lands there, worth by the year £10 11s 8d; for the sustenance of the minor; with demise of messuage and land in Sawntre, for 13 years (unless the minor die sooner), at a rent of 50s. . [Fiants of Edward VI, No 1012, dated 25/5/1552, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol I, Dublin 1994].

1553:  Lease granted to Oliver Sutton, of Rychardeston, gent; the castle and lands of Payneston, county Kildare; lands of Morystonbiller [= Morristownbiller], a castle called Blakecastell [= Black Castle], and lands of Clane, same county, parcel of the possessions of Gerald, earl of Kildare, attainted; the customs of the town called Nasshe alias Naas, same county, parcel of the king’s old inheritance;  …etc. – to hold Payneston, Morystonbiller, and Clane, for 21 years form 1558, at a rent of £15 14s;  …not date. [Fiants of Edward VI, No 1143, 1553, cited in Deputy Keeper of Public Records reports]

1553-4:  Lease dated 17/3/1553-4  … to Matthew King; of the manor of Lucan, lands of Lucan and Westpayneston, county Dublin, parcel of the possessions of Gerald, earl of Kildare, attainted. To hold for 21 years at a rent of £30 13s 4d. Lessee to inhabit the castle or cause it to be inhabited by liege men [= men bound to give service or allegiance], who shall use the English tongue and dress, and keep no communications with the Irish. [Fiant no.37, Philip & Mary, cited in Appendix IV, 9th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.]

1554:  Lease dated 23/10/1554 to Henry Cowley [aka Colley] of Castelcarbre, gent, of the castle of Castelcarbre …etc., for 21 years. [Fiant no.53, Philip & Mary, cited in Appendix IV, 9th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.]

Sir Henry Colley had two sons, George, his eldest, to whom he left Edenderry and Henry, to whom he left Castle Carbery, in a settlement of 1581. In two generations George’s property, Edenderry, had passed by marriage into the Blundell family. Many of the town’s tenants (in 1716) were Quakers, including Nathan Williams, John Pim, and Mungo Buley (Bewley).[WA Maguire, ‘Missing Persons: Edenderry under the Blundells and the Downshires, 1707-1922’, in Nolan & O’Neill, (eds), Offaly History & Society, Dublin, 1996, p515-42.]

1556:  On 3/7/1556 Philip & Mary granted a commission to [inter alia] Nicholas Eustace, sheriff of Kildare, and Thomas Alen, clerk of the Hanaper, to be justices and keepers of the peace in … co Kildare, and the marches and liberties of the same, in the absence of the Deputy on an expedition against the Scots and other enemies in the North. [Fiant no.113, Philip & Mary, cited in Appendix IV, 9th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland].

1557:  On 2/12/1557 Philip & Mary granted a pardon to John Alen, of Alenscourt, or S. Wulstans, co Kildare, knt, late chancellor of Ireland, and Patrick Sarsfield, of Thistledelan, [= Castledillon], gent. [Fiant No 173, Philip & Mary, cited in Appendix IV, 9th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland]

1557:  On 30/6/1557, a pardon granted to [inter alia] Lysaghe m’Owin O’Connor, .. of Offaly, kern [= light-armed Irish foot-soldier, yeoman, gentleman-farmer]. [Fiant No 148, Philip & Mary, cited in Appendix IV, 9th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.] 

1558:  On 20/5/1558, a lease was granted to George Stanley, knt, of half of the manor of Castleknocke, co Dublin, parcel of the late possession of John Burnel, attainted, containing [inter alia] 6s 8d out of Thomas Luttrell’s lands in Kellyeston. [Fiant No 219, Philip & Mary, cited in Appendix IV, 9th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.]

1557-8:  Commission to Robert Dillon, second Justice of the Chief Place, Patrick White, knt., second Baron, .. Luke Nettervile, of Dowthe, James Barnewell of Brymore.. to take inquisitions of the possessions of Gerald, late earl of Kildare, attainted, father of Gerald, present Earl, which were in the king’s and queen’s hands, 1 May i and ii, in the counties of Dublin,.. and Kildare, etc  – June, iv, and v, Philip and Mary. [=1557-8] [Fiants of Philip & Mary, no.232, 1558, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1558-9:  Commission to Gerald, Earl of Kildare [1525-85; restored as 11th Earl in 1554], John Alen, of Alenscourte.. and Meiler Hussey of Mulhussey, to execute martial law in the O’Byrne and the Toole countries, in the marshes of Dublin, upon all such as have not an inheritance of 20s; to treat and make terms with the rebels, and give them safe conduct in coming and returning. Dated 20/3/1558, Elizabeth I. [James Morrin (ed), Extracts from Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol I, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary & Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1861, No 148.]

1560:  Christopher Cheevers of Macetown, co Meath, and Oliver Plunket, also of co Meath, knts., and James Dowdall, queen’s solicitor, were among those commissioned by Elizabeth I to take muster etc. of co Meath. [Fiant No 260, Elizabeth I, 7/7/1560, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns Vol II]. Confey/ Leixlip/ Old Carton connections.

1560:  Grant to John Garve or Garven, of the dignity of the principal archdeacon of Meath, with the rectory of St Columbe of Kells, vacant by the deprivation of Robert Luttrell, and their being no bishop. [Fiant No 262, Elizabeth I, dated 14/7/1560, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1561:  On 4/11/1561 Elizabeth I, under letters dated at Westminster, 14/6/1561, granted a lease to.. George Staynings, Gent., of the lands of St Katherin’s by the Salmon Leape, co Dublin, the rectory of the same containing 2 coples of corn and altarages, and the lands in Alleston, alias Allenston, co Kildare, possessions of the late abbey of Thomascourt by Dublin. To hold for 21 years at a rent of £4, part in corn. Provided that the lessee shall not be set to any but English, and shall not levy coyn or other exactions. [Fiant of Elizabeth I, No 390, 1561, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1561:  Lease, under letters dated at Greenwich, 22 July iv Elizabeth I [=1561], to Wm Vernon, gent., of the site of the manor of Lexlip containing two castles and other buildings, a mill on the Auilyphie, a salmon weir, and two fishing places, called the salmon leape, Priorstown mede, and other demesne lands of the manor, co Kildare, lands of Stacony [Stacumny], with common of pasture in the common of Monkronnoke, and the common of Boynaghmore and Smalmore, and lands of Balmaduer, co Kildare, parcel of the said manor. To hold for 21 years, from 1568, at a rent of £26 13s 4d. Maintaining an able English horseman, and other provisions as in No 290. – 2 November, iv, [=1561] [Fiant No 453, Elizabeth I, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns, Vol II, Dublin, 1994]. The provisions of fiant no 290 obliged the lessee thus: Provided he maintain buildings, do not alien without license of the chief governor under the great seal, nor set to any persons not English by both parents, and do not charge or suffer to be charged coyn or livery, or other unlawful impositions. Vernon was also leased a ruinous castle, land, a mill, and a weir on the Black water in Castlerichard, co Meath, for 21 years from 1572 at a rent of £14., etc. [Fiant No 842, dated 25/4/1566, opus cit]. Vernon’s assignee, Arthur Brereton, gent, surrendered the tithes of Galtrym, co Meath, which were granted under the aforementioned lease, in a fiant dated 25/4/1577, No 3016, [Vol II, opus cit].

1562: On 3/7/1562 Elizabeth I granted a Pardon to [inter alia] Richard Manering, [alias Manwaring, Manwaringe, Maynwaring] of Leyslip, gent; and Robert Manering, of Talbotstown, co. Dublin, gent. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 427, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns, Vol II, Dublin, 1994].

1563-4:  On 4/3/1563-4 Elizabeth I granted Livery to Nicholas, son and heir of James, son and heir of John Eustace, late of Confey, esq.  Fine, £59 4s 4d. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 593, 1563-4, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1564:  Gerot, Earl of Desmond, wrote to Sir Wm Cecill [aka Cecil, Queen Elizabeth’s secretary and later lord treasurer], noting that John Parker, Master of Rolls, was dead and recommending Andrew Skiddy for the post. Sir T. Wrothe wrote to Cecill with commendations of Nicholas Whyte [White]; Her Majesty likely to be a great loser by the late Master of Rolls. The attorney [general] Barnwall, Mr Chaloner, Mr Wyse and Mr Draycott recommended in Parker’s place. John Chaloner sought the job for himself, at £50 less than his present office; James Barnwell, Attorney General, wrote recommending his nephew, Christopher Barnwell, for job of Master of Rolls.  Christopher Barnwell wrote seeking the job for himself or his uncle. [Elizabeth, Vol XI, July 27–31,1564, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1564:  Commission to Thomas, earl of Ormond and Ossory, to make war upon such of the O’Mores and their adherents as had not submitted before preceding 28th April, and those of the O’Connors and their adherents lately entered into rebellion, or that should rebel, and all Irish persons who aided them; with power to treat and to raise and lead such of the queen’s subjects as may be necessary.  [Fiant No 685 of Elizabeth I, dated 21/11/1564, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1565-6:  Commission, as in fiant no 685, to Gerald, earl of Kildare to do the same. [Fiant No 823, Eliz I, Vol II, dated 6/3/1565-6.]

1565:  On 8/11/1565 Elizabeth I provided a certificate for Nicholas Eustace, of Confey, county Kildare, gent; assigning his land of Confey to be free of subsidy under 3 & 4 Philip & Mary, c12. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 774, 1565, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1566:  Writ to the sheriff of Kildare to summon the lords, knights, gentlemen, etc to attend Sir Henry Sidney, the Lord Deputy, on the 1st of July, 1566, at Raskeagh, with arms and provisions for 40 days.  Dated 5/6/1566, Elizabeth I. [James Morrin (ed), Extracts from Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol I, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary & Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1861, no 37.]

1566:  Thomas Maisterson wrote from Kilkenny stating that Mr [Nicholas] White was to be protected with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s credit. [Elizabeth, Vol XVIII, 10/8/1566, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]
1566:  Lease under commission, to Richard Ketinge, gent., of [inter alia] Collenston, co Kildare. To hold for 21 years. To maintain one English horseman, not to alien without license, and not to levy coyn. [Fiant No 879, Elizabeth I, dated 8/6/1566, Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns Vol II, opus cit]  Most likely Colleystown, near Carbury, and not Collinstown, Leixlip.

1567:  Lease to Richard Manwaringe, gent, of the rectory of Lexlip, co Kildare, parcel of the possessions of the monastery of S Thomas the martyr by Dublin. To hold for 21 years at a rent of £8. [Fiant No 1077, Elizabeth I, dated 10/6/1567, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. II, Dublin 1994.]

1568:  Lease, under letters, to Sir Edward Butler, of Cloghegrenan, co Carlow, knt, of [inter alia] Colleniston, co Kildare. To hold for 61 years from the expiration of a recited lease. [Fiant No 1216, Elizabeth I, dated 20/5/1568, Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns Vol II].

Another lease, fiant No 2853, to Henry Cowley alias Colley of Carbery, co Kildare, dated 19/6/1576, suggests that this Collenston may be land near Carbury which was with the Colley family, and not the Collinstown by Leixlip.

1569:  Queen Elizabeth wrote to the Lord Deputy. A warrant to grant Nicholas White the reversion of Dunbrody, Co Wexford, the manor of Leixlip, and the parsonage of Baltinglass, in the county of Kildare, and the cell of St Catherine’s in the county of Dublin, to hold by a knight’s service, with other abbey lands; and to admit him as a Privy Councillor. [Elizabeth, Vol XXVII, 18/1/1569, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1569:  Fiant No 1369, dated 28/5/1569. (This fiant is not now of record nor does it appear in the Record Commissioner’s Catalogue.  This abstract is taken from the entry of it in Auditor General’s Patent Book, Vol.7, p61). Grant to Nicholas White; of the rectory of Baltinglass, etc; the lands of St Katherine’s, county Dublin, near Leixlippe in county Kildare, and the rectory of the same, land in the wood of Allestowne alias Alenstowne, county Kildare, of the possessions of Thomas court. To hold for ever, by the service of a fortieth’s part of a knight’s fee, at a rent of 40s for Baltinglass and £4 for the possession of Thomas court. [Fiant of Elizabeth I, no.1369, 1569, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].
 
1569:  Mr Jenyson and Mr Thomas wrote to [Sir Wm] Cecill, certify[ing] that the extent of the manor of Leixlipp is £7 10s more than the value whereon Mr White, who has a grant of the fee farm of it, grounded his suit. [Elizabeth, Vol XXVIII, 13/6/1569, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1569-70:  Commission to Wm Pepparde, [of Levetiston, co Kildare] esq., sheriff of the co of Kildare, to execute martial law in the co of Kildare. [Fiant No 1487, Elizabeth I, dated 20/2/1569-70, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1570:  On 11/6/1570 Elizabeth I made a grant, under letters at Hampton court, 18/1/1569, to Nicholas White, esq, of the manor of Lexlipp, two castles, a water mill, salmon weir, 2 fishing places called the Salmon leape on the river Aunliffie [=Liffey], Priorstown meade and other demesne lands of the manor, co Kildare, £10 free rent issuing out of 32 burgages and land in Lexlipp, payable by the provost of the town, 26s 8d rent out of Kylladowne [= Killadoon], 13s out of Posswickeston; 5s out of Careslande, 2s 1d out of Tristell [= Castledillon?], 4s 2d out of Barlesfelde, 1d out of Parsonston, 6s 8d out of Tollesselaughlen, 3s 8d out of Waters land by Lucan, 16d out of Richenley, 6d rent for license to have a way from Consfie [Confey] to Lexlipp, 15d out of Donnaugheslande, 8d out of Balscotte, 12d out of Aderidge, 12d out of Simondeston, 16d out of lands held by Richard Barne, in the parish of Esker, the lands of Aderigih, Balmadore alias Balmaduere, same co, Stacony alias Staconny, with common of pasture in the great common of Moncronock and the common Reynaghmore and Smalemore, co Kildare, £3 6s 8d rent out of Laughlinstone, Simoneston and Gebegeston, the lands of Newtone, and all other appurtenances of the manor. To hold forever, by the service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, at a rent of £27 10s, making £36 13s 4d Irish. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 1558, 1570, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994]. The compiler of the index to this book regards the aforementioned Newtone as being of Leixlip. He is wrong!  The Newtone in question is one of several possibilities within the manor of Leixlip; see map of 1752 etc. [Salmon Leap].

Probably Ball’s History of Co Dublin quotes from this thus: "the Manor of Leixlip, two castles, a water-mill, a salmon-weir, two fishing places, called the Salmon Leap, on the river Annaliffey"[=Liffey]… were granted to Sir Nicholas Whyte, from a Welsh family and a favourite of Queen Elizabeth, who made him Master of the Rolls in Ireland. Despite some ups and downs, the castle remained with his family, but essentially in State ownership, for almost 200 years. The Whytes, however, did not always live at the Castle; they stayed instead at St Catherine’s Park.

c1570-1:  Richard Manwaring of Leixlip petitioned the Privy Council last June [June 1570?]. As a servitor for 36 years in Ireland he had no reward but the lease of the manor of Leixlip which he bought from Wm Vernon. Elizabeth I had given reversion to Nicholas White. He requested lease in reversion of lands within the English Pale to a value of £40 per annum for 41 years. Also consideration of the widow and children of his brother, slain in the prince’s service who sustained great losses up to £400 as a result of Sir Edmond Butler’s efforts. [Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, p105, no.175.]

1571:  In a letter dated 19/4/1571 from Lord Justice Fitzwilliam to Burghley [=Wm Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-98), lord Treasurer], he dwelt on the plight of Richard Manwaring, who had done service in Ireland for 36 years and was now elderly. He had received no gifts or rewards for his service and had nothing but a lease which he bought of Wm Vernon of the manor of Leixlip, being Elizabeth I’s lands, the reversion of which is already passed to Mr White, a Councillor in Ireland. Manwaring had no hope of obtaining a further estate. He asked that the Privy Council might intercede with the Queen to obtain some other land or living to sustain him and for his wife and children, the eldest son who was slain in Connaught on service. [Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, p13, no.12.]  Compare with above of 1570-1; probably some confusion in this one.

1572:  Elizabeth I directed the Lord Chancellor to accept from Nicholas White a surrender of certain lands in the counties of Tipperary, Waterford, and Kilkenny, and to regrant them to him in fee-simple; to annex the farm of Enniscorthy to the seneschalship of Wexford; and for the appointment of Nicholas White to the office of Master of the Rolls, vacated by the death of Henry Draicott, on his, White’s surrender of the office of seneschal of Wexford; but “nevertheless, he is to be permitted to discharge the duties of the latter office for eight months, in the hope that he may more effectually prosecute those that murdered his son-in-law, Robert Browne; whose death, for the sake of example, her Majesty hopes may be duly avenged”. Dated 14/7/1572. [James Morrin (ed), Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol I, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary & Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1861, no 9.]

1572:  Ditto, as in fiant no. 685, to Henry Cowley, esq, seneschal of the King’s co, Francis Crosbie, esq, seneschal of the Queen’s co., etc. Recites that some O’Connors and certain of Callagh mac Tirrelaghe’s sons and of others had risen and committed depredations on the lands and people of Owny mcHughe, in the King’s co, and Rosse Magowghegan in co Westmeath. The commissioners were empowered, inter alia, to confiscate to the crown the goods of all persons aiding them, to call in the aid of the Tyrells and the inhabitants of any other country to which the rebels fly, and to obtain provisions, but not oppressively. [Fiant no. 2164, Elizabeth I, dated 8/11/1572, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1572:  Note of Richard Manwaring having a suit for Ireland on account of a lease of £40 worth of land in lieu of manor of Leixlip given to Nicholas White and some consideration to his brother’s wife and children. Endorsed, 1572. [Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, p244, no.413.]

1572:  Petition of Nicholas White to Queen Elizabeth, [asking her to] accept certain land in exchange for the rent of his fee farm of Leixlip and St Katherine’s, being £30 10s per annum, because he had not other living [quarters] near Dublin to attend the [privy?] council. He also asked for some increase of allowance for the maintenance of his office of Wexford, which the seneschals [of Wexford?] heretofore had m such as some of the prince’s farms to dwell on and having men in wages, which White had not. He also sought an increase in his fee of £25 Irish be increased of the issues and profits of co Wexford without any new charge on the queen. [Elizabeth, Vol XXVI, June[?], 1572, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860, and elaborated in Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, p181-2, no.285.]

1572:  A letter dated 7/10/1572 from Dublin Castle to Elizabeth stated disapproval for Mr [Nicholas] White’s proposed exchange. [Elizabeth, Vol VIII, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1572[?]:  Nicholas White is confirmed as master of the rolls in Ireland, as he is recorded in a letter to Elizabeth as certifying a copy of an Act this year. [Elizabeth, Vol XXXVIII, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1573:  The Master of the Rolls, Nicholas White, claimed in correspondence the Great Seal then in the custody of Adam Loftus, Archbishop of Dublin. [Elizabeth, Vol XL, 26/5/1573, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1573:  It was decided, on the 29/5/1573, that the issue of the Great Seal and who should have custody of it should await the new Chancellor’s appointment. [Elizabeth, Vol XL, 29/5/1573, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1573:  On 4/6/1573, Nicholas White wrote to Burgley citing precedence, where his predecessor, John Alen [of St Wolstan’s], got to keep the Great Seal in 1538! [Elizabeth, Vol XL, 4/6/1573, cited in HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of the State Papers relating to Ireland, 1509-1573, London, 1860.]

1573: By fiant No 2288, dated 8/6/1573, Elizabeth granted a Lease (under queen’s instructions, 13/7/1572, and letter of English privy council, 20/5/1572) to Richard Manwaringe, of Leixlipp, co. Kildare, gent.; of the lands of Kilrothery. To hold for 21 years from the end of the existing term; rent £8 4s 8d. Maintaining one English footman. Not to charge coyne. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2288, 1573, cited in the 12th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.]

1573: By fiant no. 2305, dated 30/6/1573, Elizabeth granted a Lease (authority, see fiant No 2288) to Richard Mainwaringe, of Lexlipp, gent; of the lands of Kylpoole, co Dublin; tithes of two coples of oats. [Similar to no. 2314] [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2305, 1573, cited in the 12th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.]

1573:  Elizabeth I wrote to the Lord Deputy on 7/7/1573 directing that a lease to be passed to the Earl of Ormond, by letters patent, of lands and possessions of the annual value of £100. [James Morrin (ed), Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol II, Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1862, no 12.] May be of interest in connection with the Black Castle.

1573: By fiant no. 2314, dated 8/7/1573, Elizabeth granted a Lease (authority, see fiant no. 2288) to Richard Mainwaringe, of Lexlipp, gent;  of the lands of Logher, co. Meath.  To hold for 21 years from the determination of no. 1169, rent £4 7s.  maintaining one English footman.  Not to charge coyne. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2314, 1573, cited in Deputy Keeper of Public Records 12th report]

1573: By fiant No 2315, dated 10/7/1573, Elizabeth granted a Lease (authority, see fiant No 2288) to Richard Mainwaringe, of Lexlipp, gent; of the lands of Ballifermott etc. [Similar to No 2314] [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2315, 1573, cited in the 12th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland.]

1573:  Ditto, to Gerald earl of Kildare; to make war on those of the nations of the O Mores and O Connors who were proclaimed traitors, and to punish with fire and sword them and all Irish persons who aid them; with power to treat, and to raise and lead the Queen’s subjects. [Fiant No 2319, dated 26/7/1573, Eliz I, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994.] 

Similar commission to Henry Cowley –  on the O Connors. [Fiant No 2340, dated 10/11/1573, Eliz I, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].
 
1573:  By fiant no. 2321, dated 29/7/1573, Elizabeth granted a Lease (authority, see fiant no. 2288) to Richard Mainwaringe, of Lexlipp, co Kildare, gent; of the lands of [listed parcels, non of Leixlip interest]. To hold for 21 years from the end of the existing terms, rent £5 19s 8d.  Not to assign or let except to English. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2321, 1573, cited in Deputy Keeper of Public Records reports]

1573:  By fiant No 2323, dated, 11/9/1573, Elizabeth granted a Commission to James Stanihurst, recorder of Dublin, and one of the general escheaters, Launcellot Alford, general surveyor, John Goodall, chief remembrancer, Edmund Butler, of Callane, co. Kilkenny, learned in the laws, and Robert Puggesly, [Pegley predecessor?] another of the general escheators; to survey the castle and lands of Galberteston, co. Tipperary, and all other lands in co. Waterford which may be offered by N. White, master of the rolls, and to determine whether they amount to the yearly value of £30 ster, and to examine his title to them; in order that they may be conveyed to the crown as a set off for a discharge of his rent of £30 10s sterg. For Lexlipp and S. Katheryns. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2323, 1573, cited in Deputy Keeper of Public Records reports.]

1573:  By fiant no. 2345, dated 16/?/1573, Elizabeth I granted a commission to Robert Weston, knt., chancellor, William Sarsfyld, knt., John Allen,  — Walshe, [and others] to take the muster and array of [= arrange for inspection and perhaps to empanel as a jury] the inhabitants of the co. Dublin. Like for co Kildare; sheriff, sir Morrice fitzThomas, knt.; sir W. Sarsfylde, knt; John Allen, of Allenscourte, Nich. Eustace, of Confye [and others] [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2345, 1573, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1573:  Pardon granted to Patrick Barnewall, of Crockeston, co Meath, knt., .. Thomas Tallon of Blackcastell, farmer, [inter alia] all in the same county. [Fiant No 2365, Elizabeth I, dated 2/3/1573-4, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994]. Unclear as to the county of Blackcastell; there is another one in co Westmeath.

1574:  Writing from St Katherine’s on 26/3/1574 in favour of the agents for the city of Waterford, including his brother-in-law, Mr Lombard, Nicholas White confirms that Waterford was his birthplace. [Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, 26/3/1574, p529, no.984.]

1574:  On the 5/4/1574 Nicholas White wrote to Burghley noting that a Mr Fitzgerald passed by ‘this poor house whereof you are the founder’ and asked him if he might take any letter to Burghley. White writes in a critical way of the Earl of Desmond, from ‘my new begun cott[age] of St Katherine’s beside Leixlip’. [Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, 5/4/1574, p543, no.924.]

1574:  Commission to Edward Moore, esq., to make war upon such of the nation of the O Connors as are proclaimed traitors, or have appeared in rebellion, to punish with fire and sword all Irish persons who help them, and to put in gaol and seize the goods of any English inhabitants of the English shires who help them. With power to treat with the rebels and grant protections, and to raise and lead the queen’s subjects. [Fiant No 2403, dated 28/5/1574, Elizabeth I, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1574:  In a petition of 16/6/1574, Henry Colley of Carbury, sought Colleystonne, near Carbury and Edenderry. HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p28.] 

1574:  Surrender by Nicholas White, of S Katherin’s, co Kildare, master of the rolls, of the monastery of friars preachers of Waterford, with appurtenances; also the lands of Galbardiston alias Balligeallevarte alias Geallevartiston in the cantred of Eliogirtie co Tipperary, containing three caballi of land, conveyed by Edmund Butler, later baron of Donbyne, to Richard Hacket, of Fetherd, gent, and Arthur Ketinge, of Whitchurch, co Wexford, gent, to the use of White. In consideration of a grant of remission of rent. Dated 27/7/1574.  [Fiant No 2440, Eliz I, dated 27/7/1574, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1574 -1576:  N. White wrote several letters on various dates during this period, all from St Katherine’s, where he appeared to be staying, owing to the plague in Dublin. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p14, 17, 81,105, 336 & 473.]

1574:  Fiant No 2526, dated 28/11/1574, Elizabeth to Richard Mainwaringe… similar to fiant No 2661, below, but “not let except to English”..  added. Among the lands granted him this year were the tithes of corn and hay of the chapel of St James, Palmerstown, nearby. [Nessa O’Connor, Palmerstown – An Ancient Place, Dublin, 2003, p20.]

1575:  From Dublin Castle the Lord Deputy Fitzwilliam wrote to Burghley, [requiring] the Earl of Ormond’s grant of fee farm to be enlarged. [He] desires [a] further warrant for taking lands from the Master of the Rolls [Nicholas White] in exchange for a remission of £30 per annum rent upon St Katherine’s and Leixlip, whereof he had written from Limerick on 12/9/1574. Always ensuring that the title were good. [He] desires a further interest for his servant, the bearer of this letter, Leverett in the second chamberlainship of the Exchequer. An enclosure [refers to] three cases, drawn upon the particulars of the warrant for the Earl of Ormond [= Thomas Butler] that have bred questions. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 14/2/1575, p53 and enlarged in Calendar of State Papers Ireland, Tudor Period 1571-1575, Revised Edition, Mary O’Dowd (ed), Dublin & London, 2000, 14/2/1575, p756, No 1266.]

1575:  On 26/4/1575, the Lord Deputy wrote to Burghley about the Earl of Ormond’s fee farm, and the Master of the Roll’s [White’s] exchange, which were to be helped forwards. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 14/2/1575, p61.]
 
1575:  Commission to Adam, archb. of Dublin, lord keeper of the great seal, and L. Dillon, chief baron, to take from Nich. White, one of the privy council, an estate in fee farm of the late monastery of friars preachers of Waterford and its possessions, and the lands of Galbardiston alias etc, con Tipperary, of the yearly value of £30 sterling. For which he was to receive a release of the rent of £30 10s reserved on the fee farm of Leixlipp and S. Katheryns. Under queen’s letter at Haveryng, 18 July, 1572. [Fiant no. 2623, Elizabeth I,  dated 20/7/1575, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1575: By fiant no. 2661, dated 28/8/1575, Elizabeth I granted a Lease, under instructions, 13/7/1571, and letter of the council, 20/3/1572, to Richard Maynwaring, of Leixlip, gent, of (a list of church properties, none in the Leixlip area). [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2661, 1575, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994]. Maynwaring, or Mainwaring, may have lived in Carton at this time.

1575:  Lease to Thomas, earl of Ormond, of the possessions of the abbey of the BVM by Dublin, inc. 10s rent in Coldreny [=Cooldrinagh]. To hold for 60 years from the determination of another lease. [Fiant No 2660, Elizabeth I, dated 28/8/1575, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994]

1575:  By fiant No 2676, dated 31/8/1575, Elizabeth I granted a Lease, under queen’s letter, 12/1/1575, to Thomas, Earl of Ormond and Ossory, of [inter alia] 2 acres in Lexlipp and a messuage near the mill there, co Kildare, possessions of the abbey of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dublin. To hold for 60 years from the termination of fiant No 1083, Edward VI, and No 1537, Elizabeth I, rent 32s 4d [including rent for other land items]. He shall not charge coyne. In consideration of the surrender of his possessions in Leighlin. [Fiant of Elizabeth I, no.2676, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994]. The messuage near the mill in Leixlip,is probably  the Black Castle.  

1575:  By fiant No 2690, dated 12/9/1575, Elizabeth I made a grant to Nicholas White, esq., of the manor of Lexlippe, co Kildare, lands and mill of Leixlipp, and a weir and two fishings for salmon on the Lyffie called the Salmon leap, £10 rent out of 32 burgages and land in Leixlippe, to be paid by the provost of the town, 26s 8d out of Kylladowne, .. 1d out of Parsonston,.. 3s 8d out of Walterstowne near Lucan,..  6d yearly licence for a right of way from the town of Conffie to Leixlippe,.. 12 out of Arderick,..  To hold for ever in capite by the service of a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, rent £27 10s sterling… Also lands in St Katherin’s, co Dublin, near Leixlippe (and the wood of Allenston, in a recital). To hold for every by the same service, rent £4 Irish. The queen, by her letter dated 18 July, remitted the rents, in consideration of White having by his deed (No.2440) surrendered the site and possessions of the monastery of preaching friars in Waterford, .. and the lands of Galbardiston, co Tipperary, worth by the year, £20. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 2690, dated 1575, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

Note change in spelling of Confey or Conffie (1575), from Consfie in 1570 in a similar deed.
 
1576:  On 31/1/1576, N White wrote to Burghey from St Katherine’s stating that the plague ceased in Dublin [inter alia]. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 31/1/1576, p89]

1576:  Grant to Sir Barnaby FitzPatrick, knt, office of lieutenant to the lord deputy in the King’s and Queen’s counties; ..to treat with the O Conors, Mores, rebels or other malefactors, and for that purpose to grant safe conducts; etc. [Fiant No 2843, Elizabeth I, dated 8/6/1576, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].  [Ditto, to F Cosby [sic], Fiant No 2997, dated 18/3/1576-7, Eliz I, Vol II.]

1576:  Commission appointed by Elizabeth I composed of many persons including Nicholas White, master of the rolls, Henry Colley, one of the privy council; John Bathe, AG; Roger Mainwaring, principal remembrancer; John Alen, John Eustace of Castelmarten; John Dongan [probably of Castletown, Celbridge], to make an inquisition in the several counties for the concealed lands of monasteries and attainted persons  –  queen’s letter, 9/11/1575;  Dated 9/11/1576, fiant no. 2906 cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

A further commission of the same and additional names, inc. Robert Pypard, established in 1578 [Fiant no. 3489, Vol II, opus cit]  Again in 1584 [fiant no. 4456, Vol II, opus cit].

1576:  Conveyance from Sir Thos Butler, Earl of Ormond and Ossorie, Lord Treasurer of Ireland, to Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, of two messuages or tenements in the town of Drogheda.. and a messuage in Leixlipp, in the county of Kildare, parcel of the possessions of the late dissolved house of Mary’s Abbey, Dublin, to hold forever. Signed Thomas, Ormond and Ossorie, dated 22/7/1576. [James Morrin (ed), Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol II, Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1862.]

1576:  Lease (under commission, 6/8/1575) to James and Edward Cuffe, gent, of the rectories of S. Columbe, of Innestioke,  Rossesshinnan, Kilbecke and Kylaghe, Kilcowghan, the Newetown of Lynnan, Aghtertie in Ossery, S. Michelles, in the county [sic] of Comsie [Confie??], Kylline, in the county [sic] of McGylpatricke, and Stradballe, in the county of Waterford, possessions of the priory of Innestioke. To hold for 21 years. Rent, £17 14s 4d. Not to alien without license. Fine, £17 odd. [Fiant No 2872, Elizabeth I, dated 30 June, 1576, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994]. (See Auditor-General’s Patent Book, Vol 11, p74). Is Comsie/Comsey in co Tipperary, as index to Fiants suggests?  Or in co Kilkenny, as suggested in Fiant No 6038, of 1596-7?

1577:  On 10/2/1577 N. White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from St Catherine’s to Burghley. ‘Goes seldom to Council’. White reports on the state of the nation and war in progress. The validity of John White’s title to the Dufferin was raised. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 10/2/1577, p105.]

1577:  Lease (under commission, 6/8/1575) to James and Edward Cuffe, gentlemen, of the rectories of S. Columbe, of Ennesticke, Rosshesshynnan or Rosshinnan, Kilbecke and Killaghe, Kilcowghan, the Newton of Lynnan, Aghertie in Ossorie, S. Michaelles, in the country of Comsie, Kylline, in the country of MacGilpatricke, Stradbally, in co. Waterford, cos. Kilkenny and Waterford, possessions of the prior of Enestioke.  To hold for 21 year.  Rent £17 14d 4d.  Not to alien without license. [Fiant no. 3066, Elizabeth I, dated 26/6/1577, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].  Check to see if any of these locations might be Confey.

1577:  Grant to John Bathe, of Dromconragh, of [inter alia] the rectories of Confie, co Kildare, possessions of the late monastery of S. Thomas the martyr, Dublin, lands in Lucan and  Kildrought. To hold for 21 years. [Fiant No 3126, Elizabeth I, dated 24/10/1577, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994.]

1577:  On 18/11/1577 the Attorney General wrote to Walsyngham: “The Master of the Rolls, Mr White, is very negligent in his office.  He maintains any cause that touches his countrymen, how foul soever it be”. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 18/11/1577, p124]

1577:  On 20/12/1577 Mr Thomas Snagg [Attornery General in Ireland] wrote to Walsyngham from Dublin, complaining that
nothing has passed the Great Seal these three years has been estreated [= make a copy of a court order for a fine etc., or the enforcement of a fine] into the Exchequer.  Mr White’s negligence, etc. Snagge has never had good health since he came to Ireland. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 20/12/1577, p125].

1577 or 1578:  Allegation affirmed by the Attorney General of Ireland against Nicholas White, Esq., Master of the Rolls, that he acted in opposition to the cess [tax]. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p126.]

1577 or 1578:   Nicholas White answered the allegations of the Attorney General of Ireland. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p126.]

1578:  On 30/4/1578 Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, provided answers to the information of Thomas Snagg, the Attorney, exhibited against him 17 April [1778?]. His [White’s] prayer to the council that if this answer do not clear him, they will certify his case and answer to the Queen. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p132.]

1578:  Probably c 17/4/1578, and not in 1577 as recorded: Information [was] exhibited by Thomas Snagg, the A.G., to the Lord Deputy and Council against Nicholas White, Esq., for negligence in his office, whereby he has forfeited both the fee and the office. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p126.]

1578:  On 5/5/1578, the Lord Deputy Sidney wrote from Dublin Castle to Burghley, thanking him for helping him to the payment of his last warrant. To give an audience to the bearer, Waterhous. Not to condemn him till he have [sic] answered N. White’s objections.  To help excuse his not coming over to the Queen. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 5/5/1578, p133.]

1578:  Lease to Wm Pratt, Arland Uschere and Charles Hewet, of land in the manor of Esker, .. land in Donmanagh alias Donnamore, co Dublin [sic], in the tenure of Jenet Plounckett [Note Oliver Plunkett had land at Old Carton], possessions of John Burnell, attainted.  To hold for 21 years. [Fiant No 3319, Elizabeth I, dated 10/6/1578, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. II, Dublin 1994.]

1578:  On 16/6/1578, N. White, the Master of the Rolls, wrote from Co. Kilkenny to the Queen [stating that he] has been sequestered [= isolated from temporarily] from the exercise of his office.[He asked] to be allowed to answer for anything he has done either touching her service, or, in private to the Deputy, for which he is troubled. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 16/6/1578, p135.]

1578:  On 21/6/1578 the Treasurer, Fyton, wrote from Dublin to Burghley, thanking him for his letter of 26 May. [He] has not yet given N White the fruition of Burghley’s continued favour. Desires direction with the Treasurer. £10,000 committed to Mr Glascour. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 21/6/1578, p136.]

1578:  On 21/9/1578, The Lord Justice Sir W Drury wrote to Burghley, commending the bearer [of his letter], N White, Master of the Rolls, to him. Drury also wrote to Walsyngham [citing] N White’s experience and perfect skill in the government of Ireland. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 21/9/1578, p142.]

1578:  On 28/9/1578, at Dublin, the Lord Justice and Council to the Privy Council licensed Mr White, the Master of the Rolls, to repair to England. His clerks intrusted to make the estreats against [for the] next Michaelmas term. Enclosed was a petition of N White, Master of the Rolls, to the Lord Justice, Lord Chancellor, and Council of Ireland, to weigh the cause of his sequestration, to deliver the keys of his office and to license his repair to England. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 28/9/1578, p143.]

1578:  Lease to Richard Manwaringe, gent, of the rectory of Lexlip, co Kildare, parcel of the possessions of the monastery of S Thomas the martyr by Dublin. To hold for 21 years at a rent of £8. [Fiant No 3405, Elizabeth I, dated 8/8/1578, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. II, Dublin 1994.  This is a replica of fiant No 1077 of 1567]

1578:  On 28/9/1578, Sir Edward Fyton wrote to Burghley. Has not much treasure in hand. The sequestration of the bearer, N. White, was very hard and procured more by affection than cause. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 28/9/1578, p143.]

1578:  On 10/10/1578 Lord Justice Drury and Fyton wrote to Burghley from Waterford [detailing] private quarrels between the Butlers and the Geraldines [persons and issues detailed]. Credit to the report of the bearer, Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 10/10/1578, p145.]

1578:  (undated):  Memorandum for the cause of the Master of the Rolls, Nicholas White, relating to the speeches of Snagg while in a great rage in the Chancery, in Michaelmas term, 1577; how he wrought White’s sequestration, and the enormous allowance to Fitzsimons. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, p151.]

1579:  On 9/4/1579 Notes were delivered to “your Honours” by Nicholas White, the Master of the Rolls, showing on how slight grounds and contrary to equity, Snagg had exhibited the information against him. The cause of the delay in making the estreats. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 18/3/1579, p165.]

1579:  On 18/4/1579 Lord Justice Drury [wrote] to Walsyngham [noting that] the assistance and service of the Master of the Rolls [was] much needed. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 18/4/1579, p166.]

1579:  On 25/4/1579 are recorded answers to allegations by Mr Attorney Snagg against N White Esq and notes to be remembered to Mr Secretary Walsyngham of the services of Nicholas White. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 25/4/1579, p167.]

1579:  On 5/7/1579 At the Chancellor Gerrarde’s suggestion, Roger Maynwaringe, [aka Mainwaring] the Remembrancer, was proposed to be displaced from office to allow another have it. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 5/7/1579, p171.]

May be related to Mainwaring of Leixlip at that time, or of Carton?

1579:  Memo of Lord Grey being sworn Lord Deputy on 7/9/1579 by Mr Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, in the presence of Gerald, Earl of Kildare, the Lord Primate of all Ireland, the Lord Justice and divers others the peers and counsellors of the realm. The oath of office is cited. [James Morrin (ed), Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, Vol II, Elizabeth I, Dublin, 1862, no 10.] Lord Leonard Grey married into the house of Kildare and favoured them.

1579:  On 16/9/1579, Edward Waterhous wrote to Secretary Wylson from a camp near Carlow, noting that the engineer, Easton, has arrived at Waterford with another proportion [of munition from the Tower]. New soldiers were being trained with old ones at the camp. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 16/9/1579, p187.]

1580:  By fiant No 3691, dated 16/3/1580, Elizabeth I granted to John Easton, engineer, a pension of £40 sterling, for life, payable out of the revenues of Connaught. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 3691, 1580, cited in Deputy Keeper of Public Records reports].

1580:  Clause contained in her Majesty’s instructions, directed to the Governor for the time being, for John Easton to have £40 sterling a year, in consideration of his service as a skilful engineer, and that he should continue in her Majesty’s service, under the Governor of Connaught –  31/3/1580, Elizabeth. [James Morrin (ed), Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, from the 18th to the 45th of Queen Elizabeth, Dublin, 1862, No 4.] His engineering services may have been those of a cannon maker. He is recorded here as a doubtful establisher of the Easton townland name in Leixlip.

1580:  On 19/5/1580 Treasurer Wallop [wrote] to Walsyngham from Limerick [stating that] N White, the Master of the Rolls, is wholly at Ormond’s devotion [= devoted to?]. He is a spy on all. He has a concordatum [= agreement, bet?] of 1,000 marks against precedent. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 19/5/1580, p223.]

1580: On 24/5/1580 Nicholas Lumbard [wrote] to the Master of the Rolls, providing military intelligence. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 24/5/1580, p224.]

1580:  On 31/5/1580 Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, [wrote] to Burghley from Cashel with military intelligence. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 31/5/1580, p225.]

1580:  On 18 & 25/6/1580 Treasurer Wallop [wrote ] to Burghley on “White’s unprecedented concordatum of 1,000 marks”. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 18 & 25/6/1580, p228.]

1580:  On 11/7/1580 Treasurer Wallop [wrote]to Burghley, for N White, the Master of the Rolls, to have payment in England of £200, which cannot be without Burghley’s warrant. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 11/7/1580, p232.]

1580:  On 22/7/1580 N White, Master of the rolls, wrote from Waterford to Burghley. A diary of the last journey. White sends as a present to Burghley Dr Sander’s “sanctus bell and another top after the manner of a crosse supporting a booke”. White and Pelham gather cockles for supper. An extensive discussion of local Irish names and their meaning from White. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 22/7/1580, p235-6.]

1580:  On 17/8/1580, there is a record of Lady Agnes Campbell: she “make(s) a new Scotland of Ulster”. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 17/8/1580]

1580:  On 1/8/1580 Treasurer Wallop [wrote] to Burghley about the allowance of the Master of the Rolls. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 1/8/1580, p239.]

1581:  On 22/4/1581 N White [wrote]to Burghley from Dublin with more military reports and offering testimony in favour of Chief Justice Nicholas Nugent. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 22/4/1581, p300.]

1581:  On 9/12/1581 Deputy Grey [wrote] to Walsyngham from Dublin, commending Waterhous [&?] N White. The ‘searchership’ [??] of Dublin. Walshngham’s assurance of his pay. [Partly in cipher]. Included was a copy of Deputy Grey’s letter to Queen Elizabeth. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 9/12/1581, p332.]

1581:  On 9/12/1581 Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Dublin to Burghley. The miseries of these wars. The wild Irish will be glad to see these descended of English blood weakened. In loses [= loose papers?]: a schedule of the rebels executed, with their ages, dwelling places and haviour [sic]. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 9/12/1581, p332.]

1581:  On 10/12/1581 a record of the part played by Lady Agnes Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell, 4th Earl of Argyle, widow of James O’Donnell and wife of Turlough Lynagh O’Neill, in the war in Ulster where around Lough Foyle O’Neill had an army of 2,400 men. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 10/1/1581, p333.]

1581:  On17/12/1581, N. White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from St Katherine’s to Walsyngham, indicating that the bearer, Brereton, his wife’s uncle, is greatly pitied for his losses sustained by the O’Conors. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 17/12/1581, p336.]

1581:  On 23/12/1581 Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from St Catherine’s to Burghley: This violent government will waste the revenue, depopulate the Pale, weaken the English nobility, and avail the wild Irish. The seed of English blood is a strong garrison for the Crown, without pay… The bearer,  Mr Aylmer. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 23/12/1581, p336.]

1582:  On 31/3/1582, Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Dublin to Burghley. The comfort of his letters. His allowance.  Many things worthy [of] reformation in the late Treasurer’s accounts..  Concordatum of £1000 allowed to Col Zouche for taking Sir John of Desmond’s head. The Master of the Ordnance to have some of the attainted lands. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 31/3/1582, p337.]

1582:  On 25/5/1582 Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, [wrote] to Burghley. Her majesty’s clement and merciful disposition towards her people is the greatest comfort that ever came over this land. Elizabeth the amor Hiberniae above all the Princes that ever reigned. To further the matter of cess. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 25/5/1582, p369.]

1582:  Appointment of captain Wm Collyer to the command of the forts and countries of Leix and Offaly and the defence of them against the O Conors and other rebels, in the absence in Mounster of captain John Zouche, lieutenant of these forts. [Fiant No 4044, Elizabeth I, dated July 1582, The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol II, Dublin 1994].

1582:  On 14/9/1582 Nicholas White, master of the rolls, wrote from Dublin to Burghley, referring to White’s only daughter, Mrs Darcy of Platten [Platin? Duleek, Co Meath?]. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 9/12/1581, p398.]

1583:  On 6/2/1583, the Lord Justice wrote from Dublin to Walsyngham: the O’Conors, O’Mores, etc. overburden the country, eating by day and stealing by night. Christopher Eustace, Daaryus O’Dempsie, and three other thieves, apprehended by the Master of the Rolls.. Several executed. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 6/2/1583, p427.]

1583:  On 7/2/1583, Wallop wrote, from a Dublin address, to Walshyngham [referring to] Ordmond’s demand for a custodiam of Desmond’s lands. Ormond is already too great for Ireland. The Master of the Rolls [Nicholas White], in his plats [= secret plan, or plan of land ownership], desires a great interest in the lands of Baltinglas. N White “hathe the castell of Lyslyppe with a goodly manor unto yt in fee farme, for a very small rent, which castell, by ancyent lawes of this land, ys not to be injoyed by any borne in the land.  This I conclude, there ys not a malytyuser man in this land to owr natyon, nor a greter Ipocryte and desembler [= person who conceals his motives], and therefore I beseche you crosse him what you can; he hathe well gayned allredye, to brynge his lyvynge from lyttell or nothynge to be worthe a thowsand pounde a yere off the Quene’s lande. The cawse that moved him to apprehend the bad fellowes we comende him for in owr joynt letter, grywe by menes that I dyd openly in counsell, the ende of the last terme, charge him upon his evell delynge with us bothe in impognying and crosynge owr doynges, that he was a comon advocate for traytors and evell men, that he never aprehendyd, or cawsed to be aprehendyd, anye traytor, rebell, or evell dysposed parson, nor ever woulde come to the examynatyon or araynement off any traytor or conspyrator.”  White ordinarily gives Burghley secret informations against the Governors. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, Elizabeth 1574-1585, London, 1867, 7/2/1583, p428.]

 

 

1583:  On 9/2/1583, N. White, Master of the Rolls, [wrote] to Burghley [from Dublin stating that] the chiefest of the O’Conors have [sic] submitted. The Kavanaghs. [He also referred to] His plat for inhabiting Baltinglas. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 9/2/1583, p428.]

 

1583:  On 12/2/1583, Lord Justice Chancellor [and Archbishop of Dublin] Loftus wrote to Burghley [from St Sepulchre’s palace] commending the plat offered by the Master of the Rolls [White]. [He adds that] the last rebellion of the Byrnes and Tooles [was] bred by the disordered government of the Seneschals, who determine all things according to their own will. He enclosed 1. Device for the inhabiting of Baltinglas and quieting of Low Leinster. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 12/2/1583, p428.]

 

1583:  On 15/2/1583, N White wrote to Burghley from Dublin , commending the bearer, his nephew, Lumbarde. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 15/2/1583, p428.]

 

1583:  On 29/6/1583 Nicholas White, master of the rolls, wrote from Connall, co Kildare, to Burghley, commending the bearer, Richard Hynds [= Hynes, Hines], to be employed as a household servant or retainer. His valiant conduct for White on one occasion. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 29/6/1583, p454.] 

 

1583   On 24/8/1583, N White wrote from Connoll in co Kildare to Burghley, stating that he had spent a fortnight with Ormond.  Money, friendship and favour was used to procure the apprehension of Desmond. Suit for part of his concordatum. Sir H Harrington is displeased that White should be a competitor for Baltinglas. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 24/8/1583, p464.]

 

1583:  On 21/9/1583, N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Carrig, to Burghley. Great assembly at the christening of the young Lord Butler etc… [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 21/9/1583, p470.]

 

1583:  On 15/10/1583, N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from St Katherine’s to Burghley. He supplied intelligence details. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 15/10/1583, p473.]

 

1583:  On 18/11/1583 N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Dublin to Burghley conveying news of the deaths of Desmond and the Baron of Leitrim. (Desmond was killed on the 11th, and Burghley had already been informed by Ormond on 15th). White enclosed a letter of 16th which Ormond sent him from Kilkenny, of the traitor’s end: “I know you have looked longe for this foolish traytor’s ende, and therfor I send yourself these feaw lynes. A happye conclusion sent by God in despite of lieng maliciose knaves that in shamles sorte wold wryte lies toching the service and state of Mounster”. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 18/11/1583, p479.]

 

1584:  On 5/4/1584, N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote to Burghley from Dublin with war and other reports. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 5/4/1584, p505.]

 

1584:  By fiant no.4389, dated 20/5/1584, Elizabeth I granted a pardon to Nicholas White, Master of the Rolls, and all seised to his use; of all alienations and intrusions in the manor of Lexlipp, the mill there, the lands of Lexlipp, Neweton, Stacomney, Balmadure, and Adericke, in the barony of Sawte [sic], co. Kildare, the house or town of S. Katheryn’s, co. Dublin, and the lands of S. Katherin’s, Lexlipp, Confie and Collen-blakeston, counties Dublin and Kildare, the rectory of Baltinglasse, with its glebes and tithes in cos Kildare, Dublin and Carlow.  Great Grange alias Grangemore, co. Kildare, the house of White’s hall in Knocktaffer, and the lands of Knocktoffer, etc, co. Kilkenny. Fine £8. [Fiants of Elizabeth I, No 4389, 1584, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. III, Dublin 1994.]

 

1584: Surrender by Margaret Manwaring alias Nevell, of Dublin , widow of Richard Manwaring, late of Lexlipp, Co Kildare, gent, of the rectory of Lexlipp, held under fiant No 3405. [Fiant No 4382, Elizabeth I, dated 13/5/1584, Vol II, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. III, Dublin 1994.]

 

1584:  Lease under commission, 15/7/1580, to James Ryan, of Dublin, gent, of the rectory of Lexlipp, co Kildare, parcel of the possessions of the monastery of S Thomas the martyr, Dublin . To hold for 21 years. Rent, £8, part in corn. Fine £4. [Fiant No 4430, Elizabeth I, dated 8/6/1584 cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. II, Dublin 1994.]

 

1584:  Lease under queen’s letter of 30/6/1582, to Alice Heron alias St Lawrence, late wife of George FitzGerald, deceased, now of Wm Heron of Kilmynane, land [inter alia] of Donnaghmore alias Donamore, co Meath [sic], .. parcel of the lands of Thos Eustace, of Cardifton, attainted. To hold for 40 years, Clane immediately, the rest from the end of the interests in being. [Fiant No 4435, Elizabeth I, dated 15/6/1584, cited in The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns during the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Philip & Mary, and Elizabeth I, Vol. II, Dublin 1994. Fiant No 3319 of 1578, is cited as being connected. This is hinting at the Grange William -Donaghmore lands.]

 

1584:  On 12/7/1584 the Lord Deputy, at his oath-taking, knighted Sir N. White et al. He later records, on 2/4/1575, the reason for the knighthood: that he disspends [sic] yearly above 1,000 marks! [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867,12/7/1584, p518]

 

1584:  On 18/9/1584 Elizabeth I granted a pardon to Matthew Allen [sic] of Lexlip. Provided he attends at the commissioners of the county within 6 months and gives security to keep the peace and attend the sessions when called upon. Provided that the pardon shall not extend to any who have committed murder or treason or who unlawfully heard or celebrated mass. [Fiant of Elizabeth, no. 4517, cited in 13th Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in ].

 

1584:  On 20/10/1584, Sir N White, Master of the Rolls, [wrote] to the Burghley. His labour for peace.  Money. Incloses: a copy of a letter he, White, sent on 16/9/1584 from Connall, to the Lord Deputy. Relates his service in the Leinster circuit. The chieftains of all the Irishry remained with him. “Such as were found to be rangers and masterless men I left in prosecution by common consent of the rest, without any danger of disturbance to the quiet of the country. The number of prisoners in this circuit was 181, whereof were executed 48 by the trial of their own nation, and of those there were two principal gentlemen of the Kavanaghs, by whose attainder Her Majesty is entitled to a country of three miles long and three miles broad called the Leveroke, and also 16 towns standing upon the river Barrow, adjoining the house of Leighlin, where the boats passing that river were continually robbed by those wicked inheritors. I ordered many complaints of the Irish Lords against the extortion of Sheriffs and other officers, greatly to their contentment. I was at Ballynecor, Feagh McHugh O’Byrne’s chief house, standing at the mouth of the Glynn, where law never approached; he used me with many speeches and signs of great obedience, and would willingly have answered the sessions but for offending his captain. I have observed both the man and his country, as I will inform your Lordship myself. The best of the Byrnes appeared before me to inquire for Her Majesty and delivered up their presentments, seeming very desirous to be only governed by the indifferent administration of justice”.  Has arrested a seditious messenger from . [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867,20/10/1584, p531]

 

1585:  By letter of 2/4/1585 Perrot [the Lord Deputy] explained why he knighted N White and Edward Waterhous: each spends over 1,000 marks yearly!. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 2/4/1585, p558]

 

1585:  On 7/6/1585 Sir N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Dublin to Burghley. For payment to the widow of Sir James Dowdall, who was a grave judge and a great stay in the North. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867,7/6/1585, p566]

 

1585:  On 20/6/1585 Sir N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Dublin to Burghley, thanking him for payment of his money.

 

[HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 20/6/1584, p569].

 

1585: On 20/6/1585 Sir N White, Master of the Rolls, wrote from Dublin to Walsyngham thanking him for the recommendation and good opinion of his son. “I wish rather that he had given himselfe to sytt at his study in Lincolles In; then to exercise his legges at Court”. The Lord Deputy has recommended his service. His suit [=petition] touching the abbey of Connall. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 20/6/1584, p569]

 

1585:  A Composition Book of the province of Connaught and Thomond. This book contains the Commission, 15 July 1585, the return of Byngham and the Commissioners, 3 October 1585. The abstract of the composition, which was returned into the Court of Chancery in . It contains the names of 41 Macs and 26 O’s, who surrendered their Irish names and customs of inheritance and received their castles and lands by patent to them and their heirs in English succession. Amongst these Mac’s are:  McWilliam, McNeMarra Fynn, McWalter, McHughe, McEdmonde, McThomas, McDermott, McConnell, McKeallye [=Keally], McBranan [=Brennan], McCostolowe, McJordan, McLoughlin. And among the O’s are: O’Rourk, O’Connor, O’Kelly, O’Flaherty, O’Male [=O’Malley], O’Heyne [= Hynes?], O’Dowd, O’Naughtyne, O’Loughlin, O’Byrne, O’Flynne, O’Hartye,  etc.. [HC Hamilton (ed), Calendar of State Papers relating to , Elizabeth 1574-1585, London , 1867, 3/10/1585, p582-3]

 

NOTE:  NO VOLUME OF THE CALENDAR OF STATE PAPERS ETC FOR PERIOD, 1586-87 WERE TO HAND AT MAYNOOTH..  FIANTS OF ELIZABETH I FOR THIS PERIOD ARE IN LUCAN LIBRARY.

 [a full set of the Tudor Fiants are also available in the Local Studies Dept. Newbridge – Mario Corrigan] 

 

 

 

 

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