Rich. Caulfield Council Book of Cork & early annals



To the Right Ho 61 e. the Lord Deputy General. The humble petition of Lieut. James Finch and Ensigne John Boyle. Most humbly shewing that your petitioners, by the space of divers years past, having been officers of the foot Company under the command of the Honl. Sir Thomas Waineman, Knt., Captain of his Maj. new fort near the City of Corcke, finding themselves much wronged by the Mayor and Cor- poration there, by unjustly detaining their lodging money, they became humble suitors to yr. Loty. in .August, 1633, for redress, whereupon it pleased your lordship to grant a warrant commanding the Mayor and Sheriffs of that Corporation to see the officers and soldiers there in garrison well fitted and accommodated with lodging, fire and candlelight, with what else hath heretofore been accustomed, which warrant yr. petitioner delivered to Richard Roch, then Mayor, who faithfully promised that each person, accord- ing his degree, should have the benefit of yr. Loty. said order, but herein failed of performance, keeping the said warrant in his own hands, without giving any satisfaction to your petitioners, insomuch they were inforced to renew their humble petition to your Lordship at Portumna in .August, 1635, whereupon your Loty. the second time was graciously pleased to take their cause into favourable consideration, requiring Sir Faithful Fortescue and Sir Robert Farret to deliver their opinions therein, which being so done,· your Loty. conceived another order that yor. petitioner should receive from the Mayor and Corporation of Corcke the sum of three shillings ster. perweek, being after the rate of four private soldier's billets. Now so it is, right Honl., that this order being showed to Thomas Martell, then Mayor, he like- wise promised satisfaction, only, with fair speeches, he desired a month's respite for the performance, which being granted and the limited time passed, your petitioners repaired to him again, demanding satisfaction according to his promise, but then the said Mayor, in a most scornful manner, bid them go to the next Mayor, for his time was expired ; they did so, demanding the benefit of yr. Loty. said order of Robert Miagh, the succeeding Mayor ; he also, taking example by his predecessor, answered stoutly, if not contemptuously, that if your petitioners would not accept of the one half of what yr. Loty. by the said order have set down, he would rather spend an hundred pounds than they should get one peny, and so still most unconsciously detains their means from them. Forasmuch,

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