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3.4. ¶ Henrie the fourth.

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¶ Henrie the fourth.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 1400AT Whiſuntide in the yeare .1400. whiche was the firſt yeare of the raigne of Henry the fourth, the Coneſtable of Dublin Caſtell, and diuerſe other, at Stranford in Vlſter fought by Sea with Scottes, where many Engliſh men were ſlaine and drowned.

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the ſecond yeare of king Henrie the fourth,


Sir Iohn Stan|ley lord lieu|tenant.

ſir Iohn Stanley the kings lieutenant in Ire|lande returned into Englande, leauing his vnder lieuetenant there ſir William Stanley.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare on Bartholmew euen, ſir Stephen Scrope,Sir Stephen Scrope. deputie vnto the lord Thomas of Lancaſter the kings brother, and Lorde lieute|nant of Irelande, arriued there to ſupplie the rowmth of Alexander Biſhop of Meth, that ex|erciſed the ſame office vnder the ſayd Lord Tho|mas of Lancaſter, before the comming of this ſir Stephen Scrope, which ſir Stephen for his vio|lence and extortion before time vſed in the ſame office vnder king Richard, was ſore cried out vpõ by the voyces of the poore people, inſomuch that the Ladie his wife hearing of ſuch exclamations, would in no wiſe continue with him there, except he would receiue a ſolemne othe on the Bible, that wittingly he ſhoulde wrong no Chriſtian crea|ture in that lande, that truely and duly he ſhoulde ſee payment made for all expenſes, and hereof (ſhee ſayd) ſhee had made a vow to Chriſt ſo determi|nately, that onleſſe it were on his part firmly pro|miſed, ſhe could not without peril of ſoul go with him. Hir huſband aſſented, and accõpliſhed hir re|queſt effectually, recouered a good opinion for his vpright dealing, reformed his caters & purueyers, enriched the coũtry, mainteined a plentiful houſe, remiſſion of great offences, remedies for perſons endaungered to the prince, pardons of landes and liues he graunted ſo charitably, and ſo diſcreetly, that his name was neuer recited amõg thẽ with|out many bleſſings and prayers, and ſo cheerfully they were redy to ſerue him againſt the Iriſh vpõ all neceſſarie occaſions. The Lord Thomas of Lancaſter the kings ſonne and Lorde lieutenant of Ireland, arriued the ſame yeare at Dublin, vp|on Saint Brices day.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Maior of Dublin Iohn Drake,The Iriſh o|uerthrowne [...] the Maior of Dublin. with a band of his Citizens neare to Bre, ſlue foure M. of the Iriſh Outlawes (as Campion noteth out of the records of Chriſtes Church:) But Marlb. ſpeaketh onely of .493. And theſe being all men of warre.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The verie ſame day that this victorie was at|chieued, to wit, the .xj. day of Iulie, the Church of the Friers Preachers in Dublin was dedicate by the Archbiſhop of that Citie.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare in September, a Parlia|ment was holden at Dublin, during the whiche in Vrgile Sir Bartholmew Verdon Knight, Iames White, Stephen Gernon, and other theyr complices, ſlue the Shirife of Louth Iohn Dowdall.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .1403. in May, ſir Walter Be|terley Stewarde of Vlſter, a right valiant knight was ſlaine, and to the number of .xxx. other with him. The ſame yeare aboute the feaſt of Saint Martin, the L. Thomas of Lancaſter the kings ſonne returned into England, leauing the Lorde Stephen Scrope his Deputie there:Stephen Scrope. who alſo in the beginning of Lent ſayled ouer into England, and then the Lordes of the land choſe the Earle of Ormond to be Lord Iuſtice.The Erle of Ormond Lo [...] iuſtice.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the fift yeare of Henrie the fourth, Iohn Colton Archbiſhop of Ardmagh, the .xxvij.


The Archbi|ſhop of Ard|magh de|ceaſſed.

of A|prill departed this life, vnto whome Nicholas Stoning ſucceeded.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare on the day of Saint Vitale the martir, the parliamẽt of Dublin began before the Erle of Ormond then lord Iuſtice of Irelãd, where the ſtatutes of Kilkenny and Dublin were EEBO page image 67 confirmed, and likewiſe the charter of Ireland.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 1405In the ſixt yeare of Henry the fourth, in the Month of May, three Scottiſh barks were takẽ, two at greene caſtell, and one at Alkey, with cap|taine Macgolagh.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare the Marchants of Drodagh entred Scotland, and tooke prayes and pledges.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Alſo on the euen of the feaſt day of the .vij. bre|thren, Oghgard was burnt by the Iriſh.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And in Iune Syr Stephen Scrope that was come again into Ireland, returned eftſoones into Englande, leauing the Earle of Ormonde Lorde Iuſtice of Irelande.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 About the ſame time they of Dublin entred Scotland at Saint Ninian,The Citizens of Dublin in|uade Scotland. and valiantly beha|ued themſelues agaynſte the enimies, and after croſſing the Seas, directed theyr courſe into Wales, and did muche hurt to the Welchmen,They inuade Wales. bringing from thence the ſhrine of Saint Cu|bins, and placed it in the Churche of the Tri|nitie in Dublin.The Erle of Ormond de|ceaſeth. Iames Butler Earle of Or|monde dyed at Baligam, whileſt he was Lorde Iuſtice, vnto whome ſucceeded Geralde Earle of Kildare.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the .vij. yeare of king Henrie, on Corpus Chriſti day, the Citizens of Dublin with the Countrey people about them, manfully vanqui|ſhed the Iriſh enimies, and ſlue diuerſe of them, [figure appears here on page 67] and tooke two enſignes or Standards, bringing with them to Dublyn the heades of thoſe which they had ſlaine.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare the Prior of Conall, in the plaine of Kildare, fought manfully with the I|riſh, and vanquiſhed two hundred that were wel armed, ſleaing part of them, and chaſing the reſi|due out of the field, and the Prior had not wyth him paſt the number of .xx.H. Marl. Engliſh men, but god (as ſaith mine Author) aſſiſted thoſe that put their truſt in him.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare after Michaelmas, Stephen Scrope Deputie Iuſtice, to the Lorde Thomas of Lancaſter the kings ſonne, and his lieutenant of Ireland,A Parliament at Dublin. came againe ouer into Irelande, and in the feaſt of Saint Hillarie was a Parliament holden at Dublyn, which in Lent after was en|ded at Trim. And Meiller de Brimmingham ſlue Cathole Oconhur aboute the ende of Fe|bruarie.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yere .1407. a certain falſe and heathniſh wretch,1407 an Iriſh man, named Mac Adam Mac Gilmore, that had cauſed .xl. Churches to be de|ſtroyed,Corbi what it is ſignifieth. as be that was neuer chriſtened, and ther|fore called Corbi, chaunced to take priſoner one Patrike Sauage, and receyued for his raunſome two. M. Markes, though afterwardes hee ſlue him togither with his brother Richard.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yere in the feaſt of the exaltation of the Croſſe, Stephen Scrope deputie to the Lorde Thomas of Lancaſter, with the Earles of Or|monde and Deſmond, and the Prior of Kilmay|nam, and diuerſe other captaynes and men of warre of Meith, ſet from Dublin, and inuaded the lande of Mac Murche, where the Iriſh came into the field and ſkirmiſhed with them, ſo as in the former part of the day, they put the Eng|liſh power to the worſe, but at length the Iriſhe were vanquiſhed & chaſed, ſo that Onolan with his ſonne and diuerſe other were taken priſoners. But the Engliſh captaines aduertiſed here yt the Burkeyns, & Okerol in the countie of Kilkenny, had for the ſpace of two days togither done much miſchief, they rode with al ſpeed vnto the town of Callã, & there encountring with the aduerſaries, manfully put thẽ to flight, ſlue Okerol, & .viij. C.Okeroll ſla [...] others. There went a tale and belieued of many, that the Sunne ſtood ſtil for a ſpace that day, tyll the Engliſhmen had ridden ſixe myles, ſo muche was it thoughte that GOD fauoured EEBO page image 68 the Engliſhe part in this enterpriſe, if wee ſhall beleeue it.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare the Lorde Stephan Scrope paſſed once againe ouer into Englande, and Ia|mes Butler Erle of Ormonde was elected by the countrey Lord Iuſtice of Ireland.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the dayes of this king Henry the fourth, the Inhabitants of Corke beeing ſore afflicted with perpetual oppreſſions of their Iriſh neighbors, cõ|plained themſelues in a generall writing directed to the lord of Rutland & Corke, the kings deputie there, & to the counſell of the realme then aſſem|bled at Dublin: which letter bycauſe it openeth a window to behold the ſtate of thoſe parties, and of the whole realme of Ireland in thoſe dayes, we haue thought good to ſet down here as it hath bin entred by Campion, according to the copie deli|uered to him by Francis Agard Eſquire, one of ye Queenes Maieſties priuie counſell in Ireland.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 A letter from Corke out of an old recorde that beareth no da [...]e.IT may pleaſe your wiſedomes to haue pity on vs the kings poore ſubiects within ye coũ|tie of Cork, or elſe we are caſt away for euer. For where there are in this coũty theſe lords by name, beſide knights, eſquiers, gentlemen & yeomen, to a great number that might diſpend yerely .viij. C. poundes .vj. C. poundes .iiij. C. poundes, two .C. an hundred pounds, an hundred Marks, twentie pounds .xx. marks, ten pounds, ſome more, ſome leſſe, to a great number beſide theſe Lordes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Firſt the Lorde Marques Caro, his yearely reuenues was beſyde Dorzey hauen and other creekes, two .M. two .C. pounds ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lord Barneuale of Beerhauen his yere|ly reuenues was beſide Bodre hauen and other creekes .M. vj. C. pounds ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 [...]hinke rather greene caſtell.The Lorde Vggan of the great Caſtell hys yearely reuenue beſide his hauens and creekes, xiij. thouſand poundes.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lord Balram of Enfort, his yearely re|uenues beſide hauens and creekes .M. CCC. pound ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lorde Curcy of Kelbretton, his yearely reuenues beſide hauens and creekes, a thouſande two hundred pound ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lorde Mandeuile of Barenſtelly, his yearely reuenues beſide hauens and creekes, M. two hundred pound ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lorde Arundell of the Strand, his yeare|ly reuenues beſide hauẽs and creekes, a thouſand, fiue hundred pounds ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lord Barod of the gard his yearely reue|nue beſide hauẽs & creekes .M. C. poũds ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lord Steyney of Baltmore, his yearely reuenue beſides hauens & creekes .viij. C. lb ſterl.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lord Roch of Poole caſtell, his yearly re|uenues beſyde hau [...]ns and creekes, ten thouſande poundes ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The kings Maieſtie hath the landes of the late yong Barry by forfeyture, the yearely reuenue wherof, beſide two riuers and creekes, and al other caſualties, is .M. viij. C. pound ſterling.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And that at the ende of this Parliament, your Lordſhip with the kings moſt noble coũſell may come to Corke, & call before you al theſe Lords, & other Iriſh men, and bind them in pain of loſſe of life, lands & goods, that neuer one of them do make warre vpon an other, withoute licence or com|maundement of you, my lord deputie, & the kings counſel: for the vtter deſtruction of theſe partes, is that only cauſe. And once all the Iriſh men, & the kings enimies were driuẽ into a great valley cal|led Clane onighte betwixt two great mountains called Maccort, or the leprous Iland: and there they liued lõg & many yeres wt their white meat, till at the laſt theſe Engliſh lords fell at variance among thẽſelues, & thẽ the weakeſt part tooke cer|tain Iriſh men to take their part, & ſo vanquiſhed their enimies. And thus fell the Engliſh lordes at warre among themſelues, till the Iriſh men were ſtronger than they, & draue thẽ away, & now haue the cuntry whole vnder thẽ, but yt the lord Roch, the lord Barry, & the lord Curcy only remaine wt the leaſt part of their anceſters poſſeſſions, & yong Barry is there vpõ the kings portion, paying his grace neuer a penny rent: wherfore we the kings poore ſubiects of the Citie of Corke, Kinſale, and Yoghal, deſire your Lordſhip to ſende hither two good Iuſtices to ſee this matter ordred, and ſome Engliſh captains with .xx. Engliſhmẽ that may be captains ouer vs all, and we will riſe with thẽ to redreſſe theſe enormities all at our own coſtes. And if you will not come nor ſend, we will ſende ouer to our liege lorde the king and complaine on you all. Thus farre that letter.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 And as ſaith Campion,The Citie of Corke. at this day the citie of Cork is ſo encombred with vnquiet neighbors of great power, yt they are forced to gard their gates continually, & to kepe thẽ ſhut at ſeruice times, at meales, & from ſunne ſetting to ſunne riſing, not ſuffring any ſtranger to enter the towne with his weapõ, but to leaue ye ſame at a lodge appointed. They dare vneth at any time walke abrode farre from the towne for their recreation, except at ſeaſons, and then with ſtrength of men furniſhed with armour and weapon for their ſafegarde. They match in wedlocke among themſelues, ſo that well neare the whole Citie is allied and ioy|ned togither in conſanguinitie.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 But nowe to returne vnto the doings of the Erle of Ormonde that was placed Lord Iuſtice in Scropes rowmth. We find yt in the yere .1408.


A Parliament at Dublin.

he called a Parliament at Dublin, in which the ſtatutes of Kilkenny and Dublin were eftſoones reuiued, and certain ordinances eſtabliſhed vnder the great ſeale of England againſt purueyors.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare, the morrow after Lammas EEBO page image 69 day,The lord Tho. of Lancaſter commeth ouer into Irelande. the Lorde Thomas of Lancaſter ſonne to king Henry the fourth, Lorde Lieuetenaunt of Irelande, landed at Carlingforde, and in the [figure appears here on page 69] weeke following, he came to Dublin, and put the Erle of Kildare vnder arreſt, cõming to him with three of his family. He loſt all his goodes being ſpoyled and rifeled by the Lorde Lieutenants ſer|uants, and himſelfe deteyned ſtill in priſon in the Caſtell of Dublin, till hee had payde three hun|dred markes for a fine.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lorde Scrope de|ceaſeth.On the day of S. Marcel the Martyr, de|ceaſſed ye lord Stephã Scrope at Triſteldermot.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare alſo was the Lord Thomas of Lancaſter at Kilmaynam wounded (I knowe not howe,) and vneth eſcaped with life, and after cauſed ſommonance to be giuẽ by proclamation, that all ſuch as ought by their tenures to ſerue the king, ſhould aſſemble at Roſſe. And after the feaſt of S. Hillarie, he helde a Parliament at Kilken|ny for a tallage to be graunted. And after the .xiij. of March,The lorde Thomas re|turneth into England. he returned into England, leauing the Prior of Kylmaynam for his Deputie in Ire|lande.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This yere alſo Hugh Macgilmore was ſlaine in Cragfergus within the Church of the Friers Minors, which Church hee had before deſtroyed and broken downe the glaſſe Windowes to haue the Iron barres, through which his enimies the Sauages entred vpon him.

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Iames de Artoys.

This yeare, beeing in the tenth of Henrie the fourth, in Iune Ianico de Artoys with the Eng|liſh men ſlue .80. of the Iriſh in Vlſter.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This yere king Henrie gaue the ſword to the citie of Dublin,The ſworde giuen to the citie of Dub|lin. which citie was firſt gouerned as appeareth by their ancient ſeale called Signũ prae|poſiturae, by a Prouoſt. And in the .xiij. of Henrie the thirde by a Maior and two Baylifes, whiche Baylifes were chaunged into Shrifes,Baylifes chan|ged into Shirifes. by Char|ter graunted by Edward the ſixt .1547.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 This Maioralitie, both for ſtate and charge of office, and for bountifull hoſpitalitie, exceedeth any citi in England, London excepted.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare following, the .xxj. day of May,1410 a Parliament beganne at Dublin, whiche laſted three weekes, the Prior of Kilmaynam ſitting as Lorde Iuſtice.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare, the .xxij. day of Iune, the ſame Iuſtice tooke the Caſtels of Mibraclide, O|ferol, and de la Mare.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Irelande this yeare was ſore afflicted for want of corne.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The Lorde Iuſtice entred into the lande of Obren with .1500. Kernes,A iourney made by the lorde iuſtice. of which number .800 reuolted to the Iriſh, ſo that if the power of Dub|lyn had not beene there, it had gone euill with the Lorde Iuſtice, and yet he eſcaped not without loſſe, for Iohn Derpatrike was ſlaine there.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .1411. before Shroue Sunday,



mariages were celebrated among the nobilitie in Irelande. William Preſton maryed the daugh|ter of Edwarde Paris, and Iohn Wogan mat|ched with the eldeſt daughter of Chriſtofer Pre|ſton, and Walter de la Hide, with the ſeconde daughter of the ſame Chriſtofer.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 In the yeare .1412. about the feaſt of Tiburtius and Valerianus, which falleth on the .x.



of April Oconthir did much miſchiefe in Meth, and tooke 160. Engliſh men.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 The ſame yeare Odoles a knight, & Thomas Fitz Morice fought togither, & either ſlue other.

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Compare 1587 edition: 1 The .xxiiij. of May,The Biſhop o [...] Meth decea|ſeth Robert Mountain Bi|ſhop of Meth departed this life, to whom ſucceded Edwarde de Audiſey ſometime Archdeacon of Cornewall.The death o [...] king Henrie the fourth. This yeare on Saint Cutberts day king Henry the fourth departed this life.

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