Rich. Caulfield Council Book of Cork & early annals



one a fly boat belonging to Sir Thomas Norris anrl freighted by some Corke merchants, the other a French ship with an Englishman as master



and therefore confiscated."


t MSS 1573. To all Christian _people &c. The Mayor, Recorder and Alder- 0v:I. 66.. men of th~ City C?f Corke, Gre~ting. Wh~reas divers passengersTof sund~ nations mz. Portmgalls, Flemmgs &c. arrived at the haven of Y oughal1n a ship of Marsailles called the Peter and Paul, amongst whom were two Italian::~ one Neapolitan, two Frenchmen, and one Englishman, who were brought to Corke by order of Sir J. Perot Knt. Lord President of Munster about 20 pee. last 1572, we cer- tify that ~aid pas~engers remained in our city being placed in the Aldermens houses and best rooms by the Presidents command, having the liberty of our city·(one Lucas Velis excepted) for what cause we know not. In witness we have caused our·Mayor- alty seal to be affixed xviii April 1573. John Water, Mayor, Andrew Skyddie, Re- corder, Georg Gallwey and John Fagan, Bayliefs, Richard Tirry, William Skyde, Edmound Goull, Will. Gallwey, Will Tirry. A note of such jewels and rings as were had in the ship named the Peter and Paul which was stayed at Yoghull Anno 1572. Imprimis. Emerald set in ring, whereof the one of a reasonable bignes the other worth x crouns as appeareth by the merchants letters, which rings I have given away and will answer for them according the price. It. Two emeralds both given away the price in the merchants letters 30 crouns. It. a topall rated at 20 crouns. It. about 120 small emeralds the best of them not worth 2s. a piece. It. Certain small raggs of Rubies, for the best of them I will not give above 6d. It. Two Sapphires in rings not worth above.7 crowns gold and all. It. A Ruby in a ring worth three crowns. It. 3 Ruhies unset not worth one with another 5s. a piece. It. 14 Pearls worth about 12d. a piece. It. 11 other Pearls of evil colour and not round the price I know not, but I have bought Irish pearls sithence my coming for !s. 6d. a piece and more orieur (1) than the best of them. It. 7 other stones unset of cats eyes, sapphires, amethists, Jacinths and I think two opals which are not worth, as I guess~ above 12 crouns. It. A little bag of garnets which one John" Deriay ouner sold for 4d. the dozen. It. A chain worth 5 crouns with a cross to it. It. One other chain worth as I now guess 4li. It. Two little rings.of gold worth two crouns. It. 87 crouns of gold. J. Perot. 1573, June 18. J. Perot writing to Lord Bourghlye from Corcke, desires permisson to come over to her Magsty, that he has been very active in the discharge of his duty, "~nd ex~cuted this t~m~ for.treaso~s and felony's ab?ut 60 persons, caused ~1 the Inshry (m manner) Withm this proVInce to forego theu glybbes, and waded mto a further danger as in banishing all the great rowles for the wearing of ladies and gentlemen, townswomen and others, by which means I am assured to have no wife in these parts, for all my gains here is for every white hair that I brought over with rue sixty and a thin purse, how great soever the report went of things that came to my hands by the Marcellian ship &c.'' 1578. Lord Justice Drury and Sir Edwd. Fyton to the P. C. "13 Oct we came to Youghal where the Earl and Countess of Desmond entertained us. The next day we stayed at Clone and on the 15 came to Cork, we remained there till 19. Viscount.~ Barry and Roch the Lord Coursey and Sir Cormock McTeig with other principle men came thither to us. The great ones oppress the poor tenants, one poor man a free- holder under Roche holding 8 plowlands of him was kept by him in a handlock until such time as he released 7i plowlands to have the other half free from his accustomed exactions." · · ' 1582. Amongst the complaints against the Earl of Ormond. " He spent most of his time at Cork in his own house, suffering a great number of soldiers to lie idle there, and sundry garrisons that were very aptly P.laced there for annoyance of the enemy by Sir Will. Pelham. Also his whole family spending the Queens store and nevert}ieless cess upon the co. Cork, a burden very mtolerable." '· 15~2, Ap. 20. Sir Wa.rham St. Leger. writing to the Q';leen describes t~e state of -.J Cork. " By the great murders and spoils done by the traitors on the one side and by 1\ the soldiers in service on the other as well as by the great imposition of cess, for by

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