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THE SVPPLIE OF THE Irish Chronicles extended to this present yeare of our Lord 1586, and the 28 of the reigne of queene Elisabeth.

_AFter the death of king Henrie Sir Antho|nie Sentleger reuoked. the eight, sir An|thonie Sentleger knight, was re|uoked; who deliue|red vp the sword at his departure vnto sir William Brabston knight; and he was lord iustice, vntill such time as sir Edward Bellingham was sent ouer to 1547 Sir Edward Bellingham made lord de|putie. be deputie. This man was seruant to king Ed|ward the sixt, and of his priuie chamber: a man verie well learned, graue and wise, and therewith stout & valiant, and did verie worthilie direct his gouern|ment. In his time there was a mint kept in the ca|stell A mint in Dublin. of Dublin, which being at his commandement, he was the better able to doo good seruice to the king his maiestie, and to the benefit of that realme. In the ciuill gouernment he was carefull to place lear|ned and wise magistrats, vnto whome he had a spe|ciall Sir Edward Bellinghams carefulnesse in gouernement. eie for the dooing of their offices; as he had the like care for good and expert capteins, to serue in the martiall affaires. And for the more spéedie seruice to be doone therein at all times needfull, he kept sun|drie stables of horsses: one at Leighlin, one at Lex, and some in one place and some in another, as he Sundrie sta|bles of horsses kept. thought most méet for seruice. And whatsoeuer he had to doo, or what seruice soeuer he meant to take in hand, he was so secret, and kept the same so priuie, as none should haue anie vnderstanding thereof, His secrecie in his seruice. before the verie instant of the seruice to be doone; and for the most part, whensoeuer he tooke anie iournie in hand, his owne men knew not whither, or to what place he would ride, or what he would doo. It happe|ned that vpon some occasion he sent for the earle of Desmond, who refused to come vnto him. Where|vpon calling vnto him his companie as he thought good, and without making them acquainted what he minded to doo, tooke horsse & rode to Leighlin bridge. Leighlin ab|be [...]e inclosed with a wall and made a fort. The abbeie there (being suppressed) he caused to be in|closed with a wall, and made there a fort. In that house he had a stable of twentie or thirtie horsses, and there he furnished himselfe and all his men with horsses and other furniture, and foorthwith rode in|to Mounster, vnto the house of the earle, being then Christmas; and being vnlooked and vnthought of, The earle of Desmond ta|ken in his house. he went in to the earle, whome he found sitting by the fire, and there tooke him, and caried him with him to Dublin.

This earle was verie rude both in gesture and The earle is rude without nurture. in apparell, hauing for want of good nurture as much good maners as his Kerns and his followers could teach him. The deputie hauing him at Dublin, did so instruct, schoole, and informe him, that he made a The earle in|structed in ci|uilitie. new man of him, and reduced him to a conformitie in maners, apparell, and behauiours apperteining to his estate and degree; as also to the knowledge of his dutie and obedience to his souereigne & prince; and made him to knéele vpon his knées sometimes an houre togither, before he knew his dutie. This though it were verie strange to the earle, who ha|uing not béene trained vp in anie ciuilitie, knew not what apperteined to his dutie and calling: nei|ther yet of what authoritie and maiestie the king his souereigne was; yet when he had well digested and considered of the matter, he thought himselfe most happie that euer he was acquainted with the said deputie, and did for euer after so much honor him, as that continuallie all his life time at euerie The earle praieth for [...] Edward Bel|lingham. dinner and supper, he would praie for the good si [...] Edward Bellingham: and at all callings he was so obedient and dutifull, as none more in that land.

This sir Edward lord deputie, when and where soeuer he trauelled, he would be chargeable to no man; but would be at his owne charge. It happe|ned that trauelling the countrie, he was lodged on The lord de|putie would be chargeable to none. a night in vicount Baltinglasses house, where all things were verie plentifullie prouided for him: which the vicount thought to haue giuen and bestow|ed vpon his lordship: but at his departure, he com|manded his steward to paie & discharge all things, thanking the vicount for his courtesie, but refused his interteinement; saieng: The king my maister hath placed me here to serue him, and alloweth me therein for my charges and expenses: wherefore, I neither maie nor will be burdenous nor chargable to anie other man. He was verie exquisit & carefull in the gouernement, as few before him the like; as|well The good go|uernment of this deputie. in matters martiall, as politike, magnani|mous and couragious: in the one, to the appalling of the enimie; and as seuere & vpright in the other, to the benefit of the commonwelth. For neither by flat|terie could he be gained, nor by briberie be corrup|ted; EEBO page image 110 he was feared for his seueritie, and beloued for his integritie; and no gouernor for the most vniuer|saliie Sir Edward [...]ngham well beloued. better reported of than was he. But as ver|tue hath the contrarie to enimie, so he found it true: for he was so enuied at, and that rebellious nation not brooking so woorthie a man, who trauelled all the waies he could to reduce them to the knowledge of themselues, and of their duties; and also to reforme that corrupt state of gouernement, that great prac|tises and deuises were made for his reuocation; and matters of great importance informed and inforced against him. Wherevpon, before two yeares en|ded of his gouernement, he was reuoked, and sir Francis Brian made lord iustice. At his comming 1548 Sir Francis Brian lord iustice. into England, great matters were laid vnto his charge: but he so effectuallie did answer the same, that his maiesties doubtfulnesse was resolued; & he not onelie cléered, but also better liked than euer he was before, & should haue béene sent backe againe, had he not alleged his infirmitie; the which was a fistula, and other good reasons, which were accepted for his excuse. Sir Francis Brian had maried the countesse of Ormond, and by that meanes he was Sir Francis Brian maried the countes of Ormond, died and was bu|ried at Water|ford. a dweller in that land: where he died & was buried in the citie of Waterford. His time of iusticeship was but short, & no great matters could in so short a time be doone by him. After his death, sir William Brab|ston had the sword deliuered vnto him, and he conti|nued 1549 Sir William Brabston lord iustice. lord iustice, vntill that sir Anthonie Sentleger came ouer, who was now lord deputie the second time: who notwithstanding by his knowledge & ex|perience 1550 Sir Anthonie Sentleger lord deputie the second time. he had good skill and did well gouerne: yet there remained some coles of the fire in his first go|uernement vnquenched; and within a shorter time than thought of, he was reuoked: and sir Iames Crofts was sent ouer to supplie the place; his euill 1551 Sir Iames Crofts lord deputie. successes in good attempts did not answer his va|lour and good deserts.

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