Catalogue description The NAMES of the PATENTEES of the Escheated Lands of Wexford.

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Title: The NAMES of the PATENTEES of the Escheated Lands of Wexford.

Sir Richard Wingfield, 1,000 acres; Sir Richard Cooke, 2,000; Sir Lawrence Esmonde, 2,000; Sir Edward Fysher, 2,000; George Trevilian, 4,000; William Personns, 1,500; Sir Roger Jonnes, 1,000; Sir Adam Loftus, 1,000; Sir James Carroll, 1,000; Sir Francis Annesley, 1,000; John Langharne, 1000; Francis Blundell, 1,000; Thomas Hibbotts, 1,000; Henry Peyrs, 1,000; Mr. Wingefielde, a kinsman of the Marshals, 1,000; William Marwood, 1,000; Nicholas Kennye, 500; Fergus Greame, 300; in all 23,300. These are passed the seal, and have recovered their possessions by order of the Exchequer. The reason why Sir Richard Cooke had 2,000 acres was his claim to so much in right of his wife; Auditor Payton, her father, having acquired it by purchase or gift from the natives. Sir Lawrence Esmond, Sir Edward Fysher, and Mr. Parsonns, had their portions larger than the rest in respect of their extraordinary travel and expenses to bring that work to effect. The 4,000 acres assigned to George Trevilian (who is my nephew) was in respect of great sums of money laid out by me for the discovery of the King's title, and in the prosecution of that business without charge to the King, whereof the greatest part is yet unpaid; and I must repair part of what I have received if the plantation would not according to my project. If it shall please the King and your Lordships to allow of the holding of that patent, if the law warrant it, I will see a thousand or 1,200l. bestowed upon a strong work there, which will be very available for the King's service and a great countenance to the whole work.


The names of those to whom patents were intended, but are not passed the seal, or are in the hanaper: Sir Dudley Norton, 1,000 acres; Francis Acland, 1,000; Robt. Cowell, 1,000; Sir Francis Willobye, 1,000; Henry Fysher, 600; Sir James Ware, 500; John Pickman, 240; Ensign Burrowes, 500; in all 5,840.


The whole to undertakers is 29,140 acres.


In Lord Chichester's hand.

Date: 1616
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: MS 605, p. 227
Language: English
Physical description: 2 Pages.
Unpublished finding aids:

Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, ed. J. S. Brewer & W. Bullen (6 vols., 1867-73), vol. V, document 168.

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