West Cork History

These documents are held at Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

Ormond to Orrery: written from Dublin MS. Carte 48, fol(s). 77 8 January 1667


Sir Arthur Denny’s Narrative enclosed with Lord Orrery’s letter of the 4th inst is long and consists of more particulars than can now be noticed. Upon the whole matter, the Duke thinks that Sir Arthur has acted with much discretion… but it may be fit not to pursue it further… Lord Orrery has done well to seize upon the Friars in Bantry; and those of Quin should be dealt with in like manner… The Duke is sorry that his cousin Daniel O’Brien gets him not a better sort of Chaplains. It may raise a suspicion of him – such, it is hoped, as he will never deserve …

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