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roads & ways thro' ye Park; and, their cause being undertaken by some turbulent persons in yc City, the improvem' was presented as crossing a public road; & the King was put to j* indignity & expenco of making out a title to his owu Park, wch with a great deal of difficulty he was enabled to do; & ye whole transaction was attended with great heats & uneasinesses to 1/ Harcourt's adm", & forced y" Secretary to remain a great whilo incognito. But this grant was by no means sufficient to satisfy ye ambition <s yc penury of Sr John Blaquiere. He was looking circumspectly about for y* fall of some great office; but no opportunity offered. At length Francis Andrews, Provost of Trinity Colloge, died in consequence of ye irregularities of his youth. A man of more principle & less audacity than Sr John Blaquiere could never have elicited any personal advantage from such an event. Tho' sufficiently learned for an officer, he could not be Provost, but an opportunity offered of accommodating y* matter. John Hely Hutchinson, Prime Serj' at law, ye vainest man alive, set his heart upon ye place. The return of 2 members to serve in Pari' was supposd to bo annexed to it, wct was a power the Prime Serjeant envied in other men, & wish'1 to procure for himself. Ho immagined too yl it would give him an opportunity of gratifying his revenge by supplanting tho Attorney-Gen1 in ye next Pari1, who had, early in his life, represented ye University, & had ever since held ye seat. He did not reflect how very improper it would be to put a practising lawyer, a man with a wife & family, & no divine, contrary to all rule & order, at yc head of ye only University in ye kingdom. He only considered tho precedent in ye case. Andrews was a lawyer & yet Provost, & why might not he ; leaving out of y" consideration y' Andrews was a Fellow, & as such rose only in his own profession. A bargain was struck between these two men, that Hutchinson shd give up to yc other his place of Aulnager, & resign bis place of Prime Serjeant in favour of Mr. Dennis, in whose promotion Lord Shannon strongly interested himself, & yl as a compensation for it, he shd be made Provost; and Lord Harcourt, who had not in any of his political transactions the smallest regard to decency, did not oppose it; at least, much. But it is likely the thing could not have been effected, or the King be prevailed upon to do Bo preposterous an act, but by y* strongest influence of the English minister. The adopting this measure was attended with all y' ridicule, vexation, & persecution of y' new Provost wch might bo expected, & wch will probably prove fatal to him. But it did not impede Lord Hartcourt's adm", wA from some fatality, nothing could move or disturb. But there still remained something to ye completion of Sir John Blaquicre's schemes, wch was a wife of a good connection, & intitled to a good fortune. The lady pitched upon was an heiress whose father had an estate of £800 a year, & who was cousin-german to Sir W" Montgomery's three daughters. But as y° father could not afford to part with any thing in present upon ye marriage, a mean was found out to put the new Knight in possession of yc whole estate at once, by procuring for the father a pension equivalent in income to what he parted with. From these circumstances wrh are known, some guess may be made how other matters were carryed on. As to y" state of parties, Lord Harcourt opened his administration with a strong majority, & accidents concurred during ye first session to render him still stronger. The expected honours, many of wch were promised over & over again, were still delayed, by w"* the small interests were kept in y' obedience to the commands of Governm', wch they had shewn from ye beginn8 of this Pari', & it was determind to carry them on to ye end of it. In y' hope Lord Shannon's interest was entirely come over, & had made some terms wch they expected would be fulfilled; so y* the whole opposition consisted of Mr. Ponsonby, yc former Speaker's shattered interest, & y° Duke of Leinster's. The single opposition of Mr. Barry Maxwell Barry, who made up in pertinacity & industry for what he wanted in abilities, & some individuals who were not very much in earnest. And by ye death of yc D. of Leinster in this session, the Marquiss of Kildare, now Duke of Leinster, withdrew his opposition, of wch he was heartily tired; and for ye remainder of this session & y' whole of yc following one, the field was left open to my Lord Hartcourt almost without an enemy. And in y' next session yc small opposition wch remained (for by y* time Mr. Flood & Mr. Hussey Burgh, the two best popular speakers, were very much softend, & Flood made Vice-Treasurer) found an advantage in their situation, & by a new manoeuvre the Secretary chose to carry all points of danger by their means. Another thing wch contributed to y* ease of Ld Harcourt's adm" was his

bringing over with him y* repeal of ye Oak-boy Act , & Puma power to unite y° two revenue boards, tho' it was cer- JJJJE?1 tainly for ye advantage of y" country they shd be kept Imljil? separate, if it could be done without expense. In treating — of this session I shall divide it into two periods, the business of ye House till y* pass* the money bills & y' recess, & yc business subsequent to yl period."

The manuscript is entirely in the autograph of Howard, and many pages are in writing of very small size.

It was most liberally placed at the disposal of your Commission by its owner, the Reverend Michael Molony, C. C,. of Kilbride, co. Wicklow. He acquired it about eighteen years ago, at a sale of effects of the late Rev. Jas. McKenna, P. P., Rathdrum, who bought it at the sale of the late Colonel Howard, of Castle Howard whose book-plates appear in both volumes.

J. T. Gilbert.


The Black Book Of Limerick.

The late President of St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, bequeathed to the College library an extensive collection of manuscripts, now called from his name the "O'Renehan Manuscripts," consisting of original documents and transcripts, chiefly relating to ,the history of Ireland, and especially to the history of the Irish Church.

Among these manuscripts is one, the Regestum Limericense, commonly known as tho Liber Niger, or Black Book of Limerick, of which the college is only tho depositary, the manuscript being the property of the Roman Catholic Bishop of the diocese of Limerick.

The Regestum. Limericense is, as its name implies, the cartulary of the Cathedral of Limerick, being a collection of all the documents relating to the property, and tho rights, statutes, usages, and privileges of the see. It is written on vellum and parchment, the most ancient part consisting of seventy-six leaves, written in the latter part of the 14th century, the earliest document bearing date in 1194, and the latest in 1362. An appendix containing tho Procuration Table and Rental was added in the beginning of the 15th century by Bishop Cornelius O'Dea, whose name may possibly be remembered in connoxion with the very beautiful Limerick crozier and mitre, which formed one of tho most attractive groups of ecclesiastical art in the Mediroval Loan Exhibition of South Kensington.

The documents contained in the cartulary consist of charters, statutes, agreements, inquisitions, and other records of transactions relating to the affairs of the seo. They are of the same general character which is common in ancient ecclesiastical and monastic cartularies; and thoy supply much valuable information as to the history of the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, and as to the usages, the discipline, and above all, the topography of the diocese and city of Limerick.

The history of this MS. is somewhat remarkable. The more modern port ion was compiled (in 1418) during the episcopate of Cornelius O'Dea, already referred to, and consists of the Rental, the Procuration Book, and other documents relating to the property of the see. But the more ancient part consists of transcripts of documents from the date of the Invasion downward; the oarliest being of the year 1194, and the latest of 1362. The book appears to have remained in the diocesan archives from Bishop O'Dea's time till the War of the Confederates in 1641. Bishop Adams, in the reign of James I., had a transcript made of the latter portion, which was rapidly becoming illegible. This transcript is known as the Little Black Book. The Black Book itself was seen and used by Ware, and extracts from it are foilnd in the Sloane MSS.

During tho ascendency of tho Catholic party in 1641 and the years which followed, the Protestant Bishop, George Webb, having been imprisoned, the Black Book returned into Catholic hands; but little seems to be known of its subsequent fortunes for a long period. It passed a second time out of the custody of the Catholic Church; for the medium through which it is believed to havo been recovered by the Catholic Bishop in the beginning of the present century was Mr. Ralph Ouselcy, a Protestant gentleman, by whom it was given to the Right Rev. Dr. Young, who was Bishop of Limerick from 1796 till 1813. Bishop Young evidently knew and understood its value, and the margin bears evidence in many places of his intelligent appreciation.

The late Roman Catholic Bishop, Dr. Ryan, placed it in the hands of the late President of St. Patrick's

Black College, Maynooth, Very Reverend Laurence O'Rene- a very critical one in the parliamentary history of that

Lbmeeick nan' anc^ "^r- 0'B,eneban having bequeathed his MSS. Imeei . to Q0jjege> an(j tije Black Book being still in the collection, it remains with the consent of the present Bishop, Right Reverend Dr. Butler, in the custody of the College, but subject to the disposal of the Bishop.

A transcript of it was made for the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, under the direction of the late Reverend Dr. Todd, and two further copies have been since made, one for the Bishop of Limerick, and one for the library of Maynooth College.

Its contents differ but little from those of other diocesan or monastic cartularies, being partly ecclesiastical, but in great part relating to the temporal possessions of the see. They consist of papal documents, diocesan statutes, ordinances, disciplinary enactments, presentations to benefices, licenses, regulations for the chapter and for monastic bodies, intermixed with leases, contracts, inquisitions, quit-claims, covenants about mills, fisheries, right of water-courses, fairs, and markets, and the numberless similar details of the affairs of great mediaeval seigneurs. These, it need hardly be said, are replete with instruction as to the antiquities not alone of the district, but of the entire Anglo-Irish community of the period. It would be out of place to enter here into any detail of these documents. I shall only mention one, which has been referred to already in more than one account of the Liber Niger.

It is an Inquisition taken in the year 1201, under an order of Moyler FitzHenry, Grand Justiciary, by William de Burgo, of all the property of the Bishop of Limerick. The particulars of the Inquisition do not call for any special notice; but it is remarkable in this respect, that it was held under a triplo jury selected out of the three classes of the population then existing in Limerick, namely, twelve Englishmen, twelve Irishmen, and twelve Ostmen or Danes. The necessity of such an arrangement at this period is a noteworthy evidence of the strength and durability of the footing which the Northerners had obtained in tho maritime towns of Ireland. That such had been their position in Waterford and the towns of the eastern coast had been sufficiently apparent; but it is more remarkable to find them occupying such a relation in a remote western port, such as Limerick.

In any selection from Irish cartularies for publication, the Black Book of Limerick ought to hold a prominent place.

C. W. Russell.

Chifp Chief Baron Willes's Memoranda On Ireland.


v\|lk»>8 Since tho appearance of the notice of Chief Baron &ANDA on Willes's Notes on Ireland, published in the Appendix of lEgLiJP- last year's report, another MS. volume from the same pen has been put into my hands by Mr. Willes, with kind permission to bring it under the observation of tho Historical Manuscripts Commission.

Like tho two volumes of notes reported on last year, tho present volume is autograph, and is entitled "Memoranda on Debates, &c, in the Irish Houses of "Parliament." It is a small 4to volume of about 150 pages, and contains the Chief Baron's account of the proceedings which took place in tho Irish Parliament during his sojourn in Ireland, upon the chief questions of public interest at that period. Chief Baron Willes was not a member of either House of Parliament, nor does he profess to report even in the most summary way the parliamentary discussions, with which, indeed, ho had no direct opportunity of becoming acquainted. But his position as a privy councillor brought him officially into connection in the Privy Council with all the important discussions of public policy which arose in Parliament. It is not necessary to observe that under the operation of Poynings' Act all heads of bills intended to be submitted to Parliament were first discussed in the Privy Council in order to be certified by the Lord Lieutenant in Council to the Privy Council of England, to be by them returned, with any required modification, for proposal and discussion in cither houso of the Irish Parliament. In this way all measures originating with the Irish Government necessarily came before the Privy Council in tho first instance, and even measures which had been introduced in one of the two Houses were discussed in the Privy Council before passing to the other House. The time of the Chief Baron's sojourn in Ireland wa«

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kingdom in the last century. It was during this time 'w^n/LBa'i that tho first stirrings of the agitation for legislative Memoindependence may be said to have begun in Ireland; *anda On and almost every question of public policy in turn LAWD' was eagerly seized by the Trish national party as an occasion for presenting in some new form the principle of freedom from English control which it was their aim to establish. Of the secret history of this movement and the impulses by which it was created or urged on, but little is disclosed by contemporary writers, and I cannot help considering the Chief Baron's memoranda as a valuable accession to the existing materials.

These memoranda commence from the date of his arrival in 1757, and contain a very interesting account of tho debate on the-Pension List which occurred during the Duke of Bedford's government, and of the direct agitation for the repeal or modification of Poynings' Act, by which it was followed. A still more curious and less known chapter of Irish Parliamentary history is the Chief Baron's account of a bill introduced by Lord Clanbrassil for the registration of the Roman Catholic clergy, by which it was proposed to license one priest for each parochial district, provision being made for tho perpetuation of the same license to the priest who should succeed on the demise of each incumbent. Lord Clanbrassil had introduced the measure unsuccessfully in the session of 1756; but it was carried by a small majority in the Lords in 1757, and was then brought for discussion to the Privy Council. Tho Chief Baron's account of the debate, as well as his reflections on the question generally, aflbrd a curious insight into the condition of public opinion on Catholic 'claims at this period, even in tho more moderate and liberal classes. The bill was rejected on the ground that, whereas all previous enactments for registration of Popish clergy had aimed at the extinction of tho clerical body at tho expiration of the term of the existing registration, Lord Clanbrassil's proposal, even by the moderate measure of toleration which it doled out in providing for a succession, was in effect an establishment of Popery ia Ireland. On this ground even the Chief Baron himself, although with an evident unconsciousness of any want of enlightened liberal ity in so doing, argued against the bill.

It was rejected by a large majority of the Council. But the very discussion of it at this time is in itself a noticeable circumstance; and it is creditable to tho proposal of Lord Clanbrassil that this bill appears to have been but one of a series of kindred measures which ho had projected, among which was a scheme for the recognition of episcopal government in tho Catholic church, and a still more remarkable one for the establishment of a seminary for tho education of the priesthood at home—a curious anticipation, in truth, by nearly half a century, of Mr. Pitt's policy in the foundation of Maynooth College.

In the same volume with those memoranda of the debates is bound up a most interesting letter (evidently to Lord Warwick), dated 15th December 17b'0, giving an account from day to day of tho progress of the contest as to the right of originating money bills, which culminated in the declaration of independence. The struggle began on occasion of the dissolution of Parliament at the death of George II., and tho subsequent general election. The sympathies of the Chief Baron, as an Englishman, were naturally with the Royal prerogative, but his narrative is most instructive, and appears to be thoroughly fearless and impartial.

Equally graphic are his account of the mingled alarm and excitement caused throughout Ireland by the news of the landing of the French at Carrickfergus; and his summary of the discussions in the Privy Council on a proposed alteration of the law as to municipal elections in Dublin, giving new and more direct powers to the burgesses in the election of wardens.

It is to be regretted that ho did not continue these interesting memoranda to the end of his residence in Dublin; but tho period which they cover may be said to have opened up in a greater or less degree the principles of nearly all the discussions which, for the rest of tho century, were destined to keep alive in Ireland that spirit of agitation which only subsided in the total prostration consequent on the unhappy crisis of tho rebellion of 1798.

C. W. Russell.

Circular Of The Secretary Of The Commission.

Cibculab Historical Manuscripts Commission.


Commis- Rolls House, Chancery Lane.

Bi2Z' Her Majesty has been pleased to appoint under Her Sign Manual certain Commissioners to ascertain what MSS. calculated to throw light upon subjects connected with the Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, or Scientific history of this country are extant in the collections of private persons and in corporate and other institutions. A copy of the Commission is enclosed, which will best explain the object Her Majesty has in view.

The Commissioners think it probable that you may feel an interest in this object, and be willing to assist in the attainment of it, and with that view they desire me to lay before you an outline of the course which they propose to follow.

If any person express his willingness to submit any paper or collection of papers within his possession or power to the examination of the Commissioners, they will cause an inspection to bo made by some competent porson, upon the information derived from whom the Commissioners will make a private report to the owner on the general nature of the papers in his collection, such report will not be made public without the owner's consent, but a copy of it will be deposited and preserved in the Public Record Office, to which no person will be allowed to have access without the consent of the owner of the papers reported on.

Where the papers are not mere insulated documents, but form a collection which appears to be of Literary or Historical value, a chronological list or brief calendar will be drawn up, and a copy thereof presented to the owner, and to no other person without his consent, but the original of such calendar will be deposited for preservation in the Public Record Office, to which no person will be allowed to have access without the consent of the owner of such collection.

The Commissioners will also, if so requested, give Cocoa their advice as to the best means of repairing and pre- s^TM' serving any papers or MSS. which may be in a state of opir'-"1 decay, and are of Historical or Literary value. Cois;.

To avoid any possible apprehension that the examination of papers by the Commissioners may extend to or include any title deeds or legal documents. I have to call your attention to the fact that nothing of a private character or relating to tbo titles of existing owners is to be divulged, and to assure you that positive instructions will be given to every person who examines the MSS. that if in the course of his examination any title deeds or other documents of a private character chance to come before him, they are to bo instantly put aside, and aro not to be reported on or calendared under any pretence whatever.

The object, of the Commission is solely the discovery of unknown Historical and Literary materials, and in all their proceedings the Commissioners will direct their attention to that object exclusively.

In no instance will any MS. be removed from the owner's residence without his request or consent, but if for convenience the Commissioners be intrusted with any MSS., they will be deposited in tbo Public Record Office, and be treated with the same care .as if they formed part of the Public Muniments, and will be returned to the owner at any time specified by him.

The costs of inspections, reports, and calendars, and the conveyance of docnments will be defrayed at the public expense without any charge to owners.

The Commissioners will feel much obliged if you will communicate to them the names of any gentlemen who may be able and willing to assist in obtaining the objects for which this Commission has been issued. I have the honour to be,

Your obedient servant,



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Abbey of the Holy Ghost, The, [by John Alcock]; xiii, 180.

Abbeys, in England, list of, with anecdotes of them; 306.

Abbot, Charles, the Right Hon. (afterwards Lord Colchester);
his official correspondence while in Ireland, and as
Speaker of the House of Commons; xi.

Abbott, Dr. Geo., Dean of Winton, and Bishop elect of Lich-
field, letter from; 176.

Abdey, Chr., letter from; 178.


report on Mr. C. H. Drummond Moray's MSS. at; xxiii,

lairds of, correspondence of the; 418, 419.
Abercom, Earl of:

letters of the (17th cent.); 428.

temp. Anne; 368, 369.

Abereromby, Thomas, letters of; 334.
Aberdeen, 412:

visit of knights and gentlemen to, 1617; xxiv, 413.

letters dated at, 1714-6 ; 369, 373.

report on Mr. John Webster's MSS. at; 420, 421.

Bishop of, Alexander Forbes, letter of, 1617 ; xxiv, 413.

George, letter of, 1714; 369.

Marischal College at; 369.

Provost of, Robert Stewart, letters of; 369.

University of, memorial touching the, 1715; 369; copy
thereof; 372.
Aberfoil, parish Kirk, &c. of; 399 (to-).
Abergavenny, Lord, amendments to his Bill, 1610; 13.
Abernethy, Thomas, letters of; 334.

Abingdon, Corporation of; MSS. belonging to the, repaired

and hound; xi.
Abingdon, Lord, letters of; 428.
Abjuraciou, forme de; 182.

Abjuration, oath of, letters concerning the, temp. Anne &

Geo. I. ; 273, 370, 371, 374, 376.
Abuses, "certain special projects to discover"; 213.
Accounts, 406, 410, 426.

14th cent.; 185.

temp. Ric. II. ; 304.

14th and 15th cent.; xiv, 199.

14th to 17th cent. ; 363.

15th cent; 109, 232.

temp. Hen. VI.; 312.

15th and 16th cent.; 231.

15th, 16th, and 17th cent.; 315.

16th cent. ; xiv, 186, 198, 199, 200, 206, 207, 216.

1510-1787; 320, seq.

temp. Hen. VTH. ; 217, 304.

temp. Eliz.; 227, 228 ;—1583-1602; 292.

16th and 17th cent.; 41, 44, 332, 348.

temp. Jae. I.; 16.

from 1620; 292.

17th cent. ; xxiv, 51, 63, 64, 71, 257, 309, 326, 346, 347,

17th and 18th cent.; 302, 308, 1743-7 ; 411.
of sheriffs, escheators, collectors, &c, drafts of, Acts for the

passing of; 19, 28.
ministers', 19-20 Edw. IV.; 41.
public, temp. Hen. VIII. ; 41 (to-).
Declared, a large volume of, 1588-94; 217.
See Bailiffs' accounts, Churchwardens' accounts, Computi,

Constables' accounts, Receivers' accounts, Sherifls'


Ackland, Sir John, his bill touching the prebend of Cutton; 11.
Acre, note of the difference between a French and an English;

Adair, Recorder of London, letters of; 146.
Adderston (Warw.), schoolmaster at; 196.
Addington, Prime Minister, fall of, 1804; xv, 221.
Addison, Jos., letter of; 291.
Adeliza, Queen of Henry L, charters by ; 216.
Admiral, Lord High:

statutes and ordinances decreed by the, 1556; 46.

letters from Sir W. Raleigh to the, 1592 ; 195.

letter to the, 1595; 37. See Howard, Lord.

letters from and to the, temp. Jac. I.; 153, 156, 159, 164,
168, 172, 173, 174.

treatise on the office of; 211.

instructions to, 1692-9; 212.

ist of; 294.

Vice, rules and regulations for the guidance of, by Sir
Henry Martin's advice, 1639; 79.

See Fees.


warrant by the; 31.
jurisdiction of the; 46.


jurisdiction of the, in Ireland, letter about the, 1638; 76.

suggestions touching the; 79.

a paper concerning the; 199.

a Latin treatise, " De officio Admirallitatis Angliai," temp.
Eliz.; 108.

notes taken oute of the Statute Lawe concerning the

Admiraltye; ib.
papers connected with the, 18th cent.; 125, 146.
Lords of the, instructions by the, 163B; 71, 74.

letters of the, 1636-7; 72, 74.

Commissioners of the, letter to the, 1653; 266.
Lords of the, letters to the, 1757-60 ; 146.
Court, the; 13.

matters, disputes touching, between England and France,
1640; 83.

Office, return by the, of ships lost and damaged, 1691; 101.

letter dated at the, 1715; 369.

Adventurers, in a ship called the Pearl, petition of; 286.

See Merchants Adventurers.
jEsopus in Fabulis; 243.
Affidavits; 319.

Affiliation, proceedings in cases of; 350.

trade of, 1735-67; 144.

supplies to the troops in, 1748 seq.; 146.

letter on the internal trade of, 1766; 136.

Poncet's scheme with regard to, 1767; 136.

correspondence relative to the coast of, 1767; 14.3.
African Company, the Royal, proceedings of the Commissioners
for making compensation to the, 1755, with other papers
thereon; 146.
Agar, Thomas, letters of; 428,
Agazario, F., letters of; 235.

Agnew, Robert Vans, Esq., MSS. of, at Barnbarroch; x, 402.
Agretti, the Abbate, mission of, from Rome to England; 234.
Aid for Knighting Prince Henry, Council letter touching the,

1609; 196.
Aid, a general, 1689; 101.
Aikcnheid, letter from; 152.
Ailesbury, Earl of:

letter of the, 1680; 43.

letters of the, in the Ormonde collection; 428.

18th cent.; 431.

Airlie, Lord, letters of; 428.
Airth, Earl of:

creation of William, Earl of Monteith as, 1633-4; 400.

information to the King by the [1633] ; 400.

letters of Charles I. respecting the, 1637-9; ib.

commission to the, 1640; ib.

See Menteith and Airth, Earls of; also Herth.
Akenside, Dr.; 291.

Alabaster, Sir Thomas, letters from; 161, 162, 164.
Alacampi, Edward, letters of; 334.

Albani, Vita Sancti, 14th cent., in the Marquis of Bute's collec-
tion; 205.
Albani, Cardinal, letter of; 138.

Duke of, protest against the legality of a court and assize

held by the, 1400; 422.

Governor of Scotland, license by the, 1416 ; xxiv, 413.

Earl of March, &c, Alexander, letters of procuratory

by, 1470; 389. charter of, 1479; 4.

Dukes of, charters, &c. by; 397, 398, 402, 404, 405.
Duchess of, and Countess of Lennox, Isabella, charter by,
1445; xxiii, 407.

Duke bf, letter of the, 1660; 90: 1662; 248.

letters touching the, 1685; 97, 99. See Monck.

Lord, letters of, in the Ormonde collection; 428.
Earl of, letters of the, 1699; 193.

Ambassador at Paris, despatches from and to the,

1754; 141, 142.

correspondence of the, 1763-8 ; 222.

letter of the, 1763; xxiii, 407.

Alberoni, Cardinal, compendium of the Life of; 242.
Albert, Archduke, letters from, 1603; 149.

letters to; 151. See Archduke.

books on; 122.

a treatise on, by John Garland; ib.
treatises on; 123, 272.

transcripts of; 186.

treatise on, by John Bubelem, 1384: 186, 244.
Alchorne, Thomas, letters of; 277.

Alcock, John. See Abbey of the Holy Ghost.
Aldboro', customer of, letter from the; 164.
Aldgate. See London.

Aldred, Mr., his letter to the Marquis Villiers by way of

prevention of the Spanish match, 1620; 204.
Aldworth, Richard, letters of; 428.
Ale mid beer, excise of, 1662; 283. See Beer.
Alehouse keepers and victuallers, petition touching the register

books of licenses and recognisances of; 52. Sec Innkeepers.

account of the receiver of profits on licenses for keeping,
1618; 1.

letters patent appointing Commissioners of, 1618; 15.

a book of licenses granted for the keeping of, 1617-20; 17.

proclamation repealing the patent touching, 1621; 21.

notes concerning, temp. Jac. I.; 285.
Ale-tasters, presentments of; 342.
Ales and revels, papers relative to, 1633; 286.
Alexander the Great, Latin history of; 186.
Alexander, Jerome, letters of; 4 28.
Algerine pirates; 282.

captives in, proposal in Parliament for the relief of, 1624;

report on their petition; ib.

propositions for redeeming English captives in, and sup-
pressing Algerine pirates, 1638; 75. A treatise on the
same subject; 76.

estimate of the charge of ships for, 1640; 83.

treatise concerning the best mode of relief of the English
captives in; «'A.

report concerning the setting out of ships against, 1640;

a note of English vessels taken by those of, with the number
of captives there, 1641 ; 84. See Angiers.

letters to the English consul at, 1674 seq.; 190.

Viceroy of, Mustapha, letter from, 1607; 169. SeeMustapha

licenses and pardons of, draft of an Act touching; 25.
office of compositions for, discourse on the, by Lord Bacon;

Aliens residing in England, articles of remonstrance touching

the multitude of; 70. See Glass; Cloth.
Alington, H., letter from; 154.
Allan, Cardinal; 235.

his opinion concerninge the late printed booke of the

succession; 235.
letters and papers by; 235.
letters of; 334. See Allen, W.

oath of, a list of Lords who had not taken the (in Parlia-
ment), 1610; 12.

a speech respecting the proclamation to take the,

1610; 13.

list of peers taking the; 13.

and supremacy, oath of, papers, letters, Sec, concerning
the; 339. See Bellarmine.
Allen, John, letters of; 240, 428.
Joshua, letters of ; 428.
Th., letter from ; 177.

Thomas, presbyter; letters from, to the Earl of Shrewsbury;

W., Cardinal, letter of; 196. See Allan.
Allerton, T., letter from ; 163.
Allestree, W., letters of; 217.
AUingetone, Richard, confession of; 260.
Allison, Th., letters from; 157.
Alliterative poem. See Scottish Field, The.
Almond, John, letters of ; 334.
Almoner's roll, an; 251.
Alne, grant of the fishing in the water of; 47.
Alnwick Castle:

report on the Duke of Northumberland's MSS. at; 45.

inventory of household stuff, &c. in [1616]; 63.

Abbot and convent of, grant to the; 47.
forest of; ib.
grant of property at, ib.
Aire (Somerset). See Clivedon.

• Alsiston (Sussex), manor of, charters relating to the ; 223, 224.

Matthew, colonel; 266.
Thomas, letter of; 297.

his letter to the Marquis of Buckingham ; 300, 326.

Alva, Duke of:

extracts and copies from the Archives at Brussels relating
to the administration of the; 236 (bis).

letter from the, 1560 ; 262.
Alvensleben, Baron, letters of; 146.
Alwartone [Somerset], the Lord of; 353.

precedents for confining ; 244.

and agents, allowances to, temp. Eliz., Jac. L, et Car. I.;

instructions to, 1692-9 ; 212. temp. Ann.; 252.


ceremonials on the reception of, 1710 ; 250.
letters of, 1766-7; 136, 137, 138.

despatches to, 1766-7; 138, 139. .See Austria; Denmark;
France ; Portugal; Prussia; Russia; Spain; Sweden; &c.
Amboyna business, answer of the States General to the report of

their commissioners about the; 190.
Ambrose, St., his treatise on the Epistles, 12th cent.; 242.
Amelia, Princess:

letters to and from, 1748 ; 222.
correspondence of, 1763-8 ; 223.
America; 126.

draft of an Act touching fishing voyages to the sea-coasts

of, 1621; 21.
trade of, 1735-67; 144.

supplies to the British forces in, &c, 1748-89 ; 146.
North, differences between England and France with re-
spect to their colonists in, 1754 ; 141, 142.
convention of neutrality between the Empress Queen and

France respecting the differences between England and

France in, 1756, (copy); 132.
memorial on the differences between the French and

English in, 1756; 134.
letter from the War Office to Lord Rollo in, 1762 ; 407.
letter on the state of affairs in, 1765; 130.
South, affairs of the Jesuits in, 1766; 136.
resolutions of the Committees of both Houses of Parliament

on the compensation to be given by the colonists to the

sufferers in the late riots there, 1766; 145.
letter of Frederick, King of Prussia, on the folly of the

English measures towards, 1768; 140.
civil and [military affairs in, during the war, 1776-81;

xxvi, 430.
politics of, 1780-2; 140.
American iron, a bundle of printed and MS. papers touching

the duty on, 1749-50; 226.
American war:

letters and papers relating to the, 1775-80; 108.

"rebel orderly book," taken at the Island of New York,

1776; 124.

diary of operations of Lord Howe's fleet and army, 1778;

Amherst, Sir Jeffery ; 407.

Amory, Thomas, letters of; 428.

Ampthill (Bedf.), draught plan of; 164.

Amsterdam, letters from the British envoy at, 1717; 219.

Amyand, Claudius, letter to; 141.

Amyce, Thomas, letters of; 229.

Anabaptist Conventicles, an information against frequenters of,

1718; 319.

petition of, to the King [1613]; 14.

letter touching the, 1659 [-60]; 269.

an unlawful assembly of [1663]; 93.
Analysis Juris Pontifici, extracts from; 56.
Anatomy, a Spanish treatise on; 123.

Ancrum, Earl of, opinion as to the legality of a grant by

Charles I. to the, 1653; 420.

H., letter from; 165.

Patrick, letters of j 334.
Andersonus, Christopherus, de fratre Joanne Collino; 337.

de patre Carolo Barretio; ib. \
Andre, Bernard, poet laureate to Henry VIL ; tract by; xii.
Andresfeld (Somerset), property in; 314.

E. , letter of; 300.
Major, letters to; 190.

Anecdotes of historical characters; xi.
Anens, William, letters from; 174,175.
Angel, the ship, papers relating to; 248, 249.

F. , letter to; 156. See Aungier.
George, letters of; 334.

Angiers, a murder at, 1719; 273.
Anglesea, Justices of, letter from the; 169.
Anglesey, Earl of:

letter from the [t. Jac. I.]; 180.

discourse by the, 1671; 184.

letter to the, 1675; 199.

Lord Privy Seal, letters to and from the, in the Ormonde
collection; 426, 428.
Anglo-Saxon times, copies of charters of; 182.
Angulo, Don. Fr. Fernandez de, letter from; 158.
Angus, Earl of:

Archibald, contract between Lady Margaret Douglas and,

respecting the Earldom, 1565; 394.
letters to the, 1603; 149.
William, acknowledgment by, 1630; 395.
Anhalt, Jo. Geo. Prince of, letter from; 150.
Anjou, Duke of:

Francois d'Alencon, brother of Charles IX., letters of; 288.
letter of Sir P. Sidney to Queen Elizabeth about the pro-
posed match with the; 297.
autographs of the; xii.
Annals of English affairs, 1605-75, by Sir Bulstrode White-
locke; 202.

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