Have received your letters and writings by O'Brene and others lately repairing hither to make their submissions to us. After they had made their submissions and subscribed certain articles, (a copy whereof is enclosed,) we advanced them to certain honours.
(1.) We have created O'Brene Earl of Thomond for life, and his son after him Baron of Enchequyne, and have given all the lands and abbeys which he possesses in Thomond on the further side of the river Shenon to him and his heirs male, with the gift of all benefices spiritual being of our patronage within the said lands, bishoprics only excepted.
(2.) We have also created McWilliam Earl of Clanrickarde, in tail male, and given him all the lands now in his possession. He pretended that he had heretofore the profits of the cocquetts in Galway, but we have reserved the same to ourself. Nevertheless we have given him an annuity of 30l. sterling, to be paid by our Vice-Treasurer to him and his heirs male till we, upon his good behaviour, give him "some piece of land for the discharge of the same." We have also given him the disposition of all such parsonages and vicarages as are of our gift within his lands, and the third part of their first fruits; also the abbey de Via Nova, in the diocese of Clonfert, now in the possession of his son, being of the yearly value of 40 marks sterling.
(3.) We have made Sir Donnoghe O'Brene Baron of Ibrachane, and given to him and his heirs male all the lands he now possesses beyond the Shenon. We have appointed him, in the letters patent of his uncle, to be Earl of Thomond after him, for life. We have granted him, in lieu of the annuity of 20l. which he has of our gift for life, "that he shall have the same to him and to his heirs males in money," which the Vice-Treasurer is to pay to him and his heirs male. We have also given him the abbey of Insula Canonicorum, and the moiety of the abbey of Clare, which are already in his possession.
(4). We have granted to the Lord of Upper Ossory courtleet and market every Thursday at his town of Haghevo, and the house of the late friars of Haghevo, and the late monastery of Hackmacarte, for which the Chancellor, with the consent of our Deputy, shall make out our letters patent.
To each of the four persons before-named and their heirs male we have granted a house and a piece of land, near Dublin, for keeping of their horses and trains at their repair to our Parliaments and Councils; but as we could not perfectly specify them here, we have referred the matter to you, our Deputy, with the advice of our Chancellor, Vice-Treasurer, Chief Justice, and Master of the Rolls, so that none of the parties have above the value of 10l. sterling yearly. Letters patent to be made out accordingly. Also like patents to be made for the Earls of Desmond and Tyrone, for like houses and pieces of land about Dublin. In the letters patent for the Baron of Ibraghan, it is to be stated that this land near Dublin "shall be also recompence for Onaughe.
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