In right of his wife Katharine Barrett he is lawful inheritor of the castle of Ballincolly and a small cantred of land, called Barretts' country in Munster; yet, "by sinister practices and supportation of many backfriends," one Edmond Barret, deceased, and his son William Barret, now a notorious traitor, were long maintained in suit against him for the premises without any colour of title, and he was forcibly dispossessed by them and one Robert Coppinger, who took the same in mortgage of them for two years, before this last rebellion. At the beginning of it William Barret burned the castle and 60 houses, and corn to the value of 200l., murdered certain soldiers, and entered into rebellion. He has since spoiled your suppliant and his tenants of all their goods and cattle. On the withdrawal of the garrison placed in the castle your suppliant re-entered it, and has repaired, warded, and defended it these 12 months to his great charge. He therefore prays--
(1.) For that William Barret is strengthened by usurping a name of chieftainry or captainry, contrary to the statute, that your Lordships will grant your suppliant such name and authority as his wife's father and grandfather had.
(2.) That he may have her Majesty's pay for 16 footmen.
(3.) That you will recommend him to the Lord President.