COMPOSITIONS for CESSE and other IMPOSTS. MS 631 5 Aug-11 Oct 1592

These documents are held at Lambeth Palace Library

Former reference: MS 631

49 Pages.

COMPOSITIONS for CESSE and other IMPOSTS. MS 631 5 Aug-11 Oct 1592

These documents are held at Lambeth Palace Library

Former reference: MS 631

49 Pages.

Supplementary information: Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, ed. J. S. Brewer & W. Bullen (6 vols., 1867-73), vol. III, document 130.

Contents:
Articles indented betwixt the Queen’s Commissioners and the gentlemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the country of Orrerie in co. Cork, touching a composition in lieu of cesse; at Cork, 17 September 1592.
Whereas her Majesty by letters patents dated at Dublin 12th July last, and by instructions annexed to the said commission, authorized the said Commissioners to deal with the lords and freeholders and all other possessioners in Munster for a composition in lieu of cesse, such as is in Connaught; the said freeholders and possessioners of Orrerie, acknowledging her Majesty’s care and great masses of treasure spent within this province for the suppression of the late traitor Desmond and his complices, have submitted willingly to a composition, and do by these presents offer her a yearly composition out of the said country of 20l. sterling for three years. And the said Commissioners promise and agree that the said inhabitants shall be exonerated of all cesse, and of all victualling of her Majesty’s army and garrison, and of all provision of the household and stable of the Lord Deputy, the Lord President, and Vice-Presidents, and of all provision of horsemen, soldiers, galloglas, horses, horseboys, and all other impositions, except in case of any invasion or sudden rebellion. This country or barony shall appoint a collector to receive the same, without fee.
Mem.–“The chargeable lands of Liskarroll, lands of Ballimckowa, Ballehustie, and Kilmclenye, if any part thereof be chargeable, is meant to be subject to the above composition.
Signed: Nicholas Barry alias McShian’s mark, James Lumbard, Eily Barry of Bregoge, P. H. Rirragus (?), John Chillister, John Miz of Lessfricken, James Byrn, Edward Nangle, Cornell Dalie, Rallaghan McOwen.
Mem.–The day and year above said, the gentlemen and freeholders of all Condons’ country have compounded with the Commissioners to pay 6l. yearly for three years.
Signed: Edmond Gangahe, Edmond Og Condon, Piers Gold, Patrick Condon, Richard Condon alias McMaoge, Fynne Monsloe, Walter Condon, William McEdmond Condon, Edmond McJohn Condon.
II. Similar Articles betwixt the Commissioners and the gentlemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of Kinnalea, at Cork, 15 September 1592, in public assembly of the whole county.
A yearly composition of 15l ster.
Signed: Thomas Longe, John Bostock, Henry Barries alias Barricok, Philip Golde, George Robinson, Walter Graunte, Leoffin Meade, E. M. D., Awlie O’Flime, James Sarsfield, Thomas Fleminge, Richard Roche, John Roold, William Cogan, David McShane, Edmond FitzMoris Roche, Edmond White, William Risserd, David FitzWilliam Roche, Piers Golde.
III. Articles betwixt the Commissioners and the freeholders, &c. of Ibaone, at Cork, 17 September 1592.
A yearly composition of 25l. ster.
Signed: Donoghe Oge, Teige O’Hee alias O’Hea, Edmond Arundell, James Hodwett.
IV. Articles betwixt the Commissioners and the freeholders, &c. of Carbrey, at Cork, 15 September 1592.
A yearly composition of 80l. ster.
Signed: Owen Carte, Phenen O’Driscoll, John Slewright, Connour McMahowne, Walter Graunt, Donell Solevan, Donogh Driscoll, Conour McO’Mahowne “de Lenton,” Donell Oge ne Carte, Donell McDermod McCarte, Dermod McTege O’Driscoll, Fana McDonell McCarte, Dermod O’Driscoll, Donell McDonogh McCarte, Donogh McCormocke McCarte, Tege McDermod McFeleme, Tege O’Crole alias Crowle, Tege McCartan alias Tege McMockle, Cormocke Oge McCarte, Phenen O’Driscoll, Davy O’Crole.
V. Articles indented betwixt the Queen’s Commissioners and the gentlemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the lands of the sixteen toeghes in Connyloughe, charged with shraghe, marte, and other uncertain customs, at Limerick, 8 August 1592, in public assembly.
The said Commissioners having moved them to compound with her Majesty for the said shraughe, &c., all the said freeholders, &c. accepted of the same, and by way of composition do yield to her Majesty out of every quarter of land within the said sixteen toughes, in full satisfaction of all sraghe, marte, cesse, connye, livery, and other such charges, the yearly rent of 25s. ster. And although the said chargeable land was charged to the late Earl of Desmond in every toughe 40 marks and 20 beoffes clearly, besides coyne and livery and other uncertainties, yet in respect that the land wasted paid no portion of that charge during the waste, and no arrearages were at any time demanded, and that the said Earl when it was levied sometimes gave it back again, and that the said sixteen toughes are not yet fully peopled, by reason none dare inhabit the said land for fear of the great burden, the Commissioners do accept of the said offer and composition, to continue during her Majesty’s pleasure, and agree that the said freeholders, &c. shall be discharged of all sraghe, &c., and likewise of the provision of the Lord President, &c. The arrearages are deferred to further consideration.
Signed: Philip Suppell of Ballenetubbred, Thomas McEae (?), Doole McMulmurry, David Lacie, Richard Wale, James Lacie FitzDavid, Patrick Lalor, Morys Cooswill, McHenry, Carhill McGerrott, John FitzThomas McPhillipp, Gerrott Liston, James Nashe, William Oge England, David Barrie, Moriertaghe McMorghe, James Russell.
Supplementary information: Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, ed. J. S. Brewer & W. Bullen (6 vols., 1867-73), vol. III, document 130.

Contents:
Articles indented betwixt the Queen’s Commissioners and the gentlemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the country of Orrerie in co. Cork, touching a composition in lieu of cesse; at Cork, 17 September 1592.
Whereas her Majesty by letters patents dated at Dublin 12th July last, and by instructions annexed to the said commission, authorized the said Commissioners to deal with the lords and freeholders and all other possessioners in Munster for a composition in lieu of cesse, such as is in Connaught; the said freeholders and possessioners of Orrerie, acknowledging her Majesty’s care and great masses of treasure spent within this province for the suppression of the late traitor Desmond and his complices, have submitted willingly to a composition, and do by these presents offer her a yearly composition out of the said country of 20l. sterling for three years. And the said Commissioners promise and agree that the said inhabitants shall be exonerated of all cesse, and of all victualling of her Majesty’s army and garrison, and of all provision of the household and stable of the Lord Deputy, the Lord President, and Vice-Presidents, and of all provision of horsemen, soldiers, galloglas, horses, horseboys, and all other impositions, except in case of any invasion or sudden rebellion. This country or barony shall appoint a collector to receive the same, without fee.
Mem.–“The chargeable lands of Liskarroll, lands of Ballimckowa, Ballehustie, and Kilmclenye, if any part thereof be chargeable, is meant to be subject to the above composition.
Signed: Nicholas Barry alias McShian’s mark, James Lumbard, Eily Barry of Bregoge, P. H. Rirragus (?), John Chillister, John Miz of Lessfricken, James Byrn, Edward Nangle, Cornell Dalie, Rallaghan McOwen.
Mem.–The day and year above said, the gentlemen and freeholders of all Condons’ country have compounded with the Commissioners to pay 6l. yearly for three years.
Signed: Edmond Gangahe, Edmond Og Condon, Piers Gold, Patrick Condon, Richard Condon alias McMaoge, Fynne Monsloe, Walter Condon, William McEdmond Condon, Edmond McJohn Condon.
II. Similar Articles betwixt the Commissioners and the gentlemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of Kinnalea, at Cork, 15 September 1592, in public assembly of the whole county.
A yearly composition of 15l ster.
Signed: Thomas Longe, John Bostock, Henry Barries alias Barricok, Philip Golde, George Robinson, Walter Graunte, Leoffin Meade, E. M. D., Awlie O’Flime, James Sarsfield, Thomas Fleminge, Richard Roche, John Roold, William Cogan, David McShane, Edmond FitzMoris Roche, Edmond White, William Risserd, David FitzWilliam Roche, Piers Golde.
III. Articles betwixt the Commissioners and the freeholders, &c. of Ibaone, at Cork, 17 September 1592.
A yearly composition of 25l. ster.
Signed: Donoghe Oge, Teige O’Hee alias O’Hea, Edmond Arundell, James Hodwett.
IV. Articles betwixt the Commissioners and the freeholders, &c. of Carbrey, at Cork, 15 September 1592.
A yearly composition of 80l. ster.
Signed: Owen Carte, Phenen O’Driscoll, John Slewright, Connour McMahowne, Walter Graunt, Donell Solevan, Donogh Driscoll, Conour McO’Mahowne “de Lenton,” Donell Oge ne Carte, Donell McDermod McCarte, Dermod McTege O’Driscoll, Fana McDonell McCarte, Dermod O’Driscoll, Donell McDonogh McCarte, Donogh McCormocke McCarte, Tege McDermod McFeleme, Tege O’Crole alias Crowle, Tege McCartan alias Tege McMockle, Cormocke Oge McCarte, Phenen O’Driscoll, Davy O’Crole.
V. Articles indented betwixt the Queen’s Commissioners and the gentlemen, freeholders, and inhabitants of the lands of the sixteen toeghes in Connyloughe, charged with shraghe, marte, and other uncertain customs, at Limerick, 8 August 1592, in public assembly.
The said Commissioners having moved them to compound with her Majesty for the said shraughe, &c., all the said freeholders, &c. accepted of the same, and by way of composition do yield to her Majesty out of every quarter of land within the said sixteen toughes, in full satisfaction of all sraghe, marte, cesse, connye, livery, and other such charges, the yearly rent of 25s. ster. And although the said chargeable land was charged to the late Earl of Desmond in every toughe 40 marks and 20 beoffes clearly, besides coyne and livery and other uncertainties, yet in respect that the land wasted paid no portion of that charge during the waste, and no arrearages were at any time demanded, and that the said Earl when it was levied sometimes gave it back again, and that the said sixteen toughes are not yet fully peopled, by reason none dare inhabit the said land for fear of the great burden, the Commissioners do accept of the said offer and composition, to continue during her Majesty’s pleasure, and agree that the said freeholders, &c. shall be discharged of all sraghe, &c., and likewise of the provision of the Lord President, &c. The arrearages are deferred to further consideration.
Signed: Philip Suppell of Ballenetubbred, Thomas McEae (?), Doole McMulmurry, David Lacie, Richard Wale, James Lacie FitzDavid, Patrick Lalor, Morys Cooswill, McHenry, Carhill McGerrott, John FitzThomas McPhillipp, Gerrott Liston, James Nashe, William Oge England, David Barrie, Moriertaghe McMorghe, James Russell.