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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Ancient Petitions

Period covered by the documents below:

 Edward I (1272-1307), Edward II (1307-1327) & Edward III (1327-1377).
 


Petitioners:

John Taloun, knight.

Name(s):

Taloun, John

Addressees:

King and Council.

Nature of Request:

John Taloun requests that a writ of novel disseisin be issued to the justiciar of Ireland in relation to the manor of St Mullins, which was taken into the king's hands by the sub-escheator on the death of his brother, Richard, even though the manor had earlier been granted to him.

Nature of Endorsement:

Sue in Chancery.

Places mentioned:

Taghmelyng (St Mullins), [County Carlow, Ireland]; Rosponte (New Ross), [County Wexford, Ireland]; Catherlagh (County Carlow), [Ireland]; Ireland.

People mentioned:

Richard Taloun, brother of the petitioner; Adam le Bretton, sub-escheator of County Carlow; justiciar of Ireland.

Date derivation:

Dated on the guard, and by Connolly, to c. 1309, the year in which an order was issued relating to the death of the petitioner's brother.

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Petitioners:

Adam le Bretton (Breton), former sheriff of Carlow.

Name(s):

Bretton (Breton), Adam

Addressees:

King.

Occupation:

Sheriff of Carlow

Nature of Request:

Bretton requests a writ to the treasurer and the barons of the Exchequer of Dublin that he be allowed 33 in arrears in his account which are demanded from him as it was expended in restoring order in Carlow after the death of Bonneville against the Irish enemies.

Endorsement: [On face]Let it be ordered to the treasurer and barons of Ireland that if they find that he expended the money to the profit of the king in the manner aforesaid, then let it be allowed.[On dorse, none]

Nature of Endorsement:

[On face] Let it be ordered to the treasurer and barons of Ireland that if they find that he expended the money to the profit ...

Places mentioned:

County Carlow, [Ireland]; Carlow Castle, [County Carlow, Ireland]; Dublin, [Ireland].

People mentioned:

John de Bonneville.

Date derivation:

The petition is dated to c. 1314 following the dating made by Sayles (Affairs, p.72). The petition itself refers to 5 Edw. II (1311-12), and this is evidently in the recent past.

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Petitioners:

Richard de Eccleshale (Eccleshall), clerk.

Name(s):

de Eccleshale (Eccleshall), Richard

Addressees:

King.

Occupation:

clerk

Nature of Request:

Eccleshale requests that the chancellor be commanded to ordain a remedy for him for the misprison concerning the prebend of St Columba of Tulllow in the cathedral church of St Lazerian, Leighlin as Balscote has refused to suffer Eccleshale to have possession the prebend despite a definitive sentence passing against him, and holds it be force and has appealed to Rome.

Nature of Endorsement:

[None].

Places mentioned:

Tylagh (Tullow), [County Carlow, Ireland]; Ireland; Leighlin, [County Carlow, Ireland]; Rome, [Italy].

People mentioned:

John de Balscote.

Date derivation:

The petition dates to 1342 as the prebend was granted to the petitioner, and the grant to Balscote was revoked on 2 March 1342 (CPR 1340-3, pp.387, 389). The secret seal warrant possibly suggests that the petition dates to 1343 as it is dated in its dating clause to 28 December, and although no regnal year is given, the guard is stamped '17 Edw. 3' (C 81/1331/32)

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Petitioners:

Richard de Eccleshale, clerk.

Name(s):

de Eccleshale, Richard

Addressees:

King and council.

Occupation:

clerk

Nature of Request:

Richard de Eccleshale states that the King gave him the prebend of Tullow [the prebend of St Columba of Tullow in the church of St Laserian at Old Leighlin] in Ireland, and that he sued to have it on the King's collation against the Archbishop of Dublin in court Christian and won, but that he is disturbed in his possession of the prebend by one John de Balscote, who has entered the prebend with force and arms and is impleading him in the court of Rome, although he is the King's officer and should not do such things against his oath and his liege lord. He requests such a remedy as will be an example to others.

Nature of Endorsement:

[None]

Places mentioned:

Tillagh (Tullow, Tullagh), [County Carlow], Ireland; [Old Leighlin, County Carlow, Ireland].

People mentioned:

[Alexander de Bicknor], Archbishop of Dublin; John de Balscote.

Date derivation:

Dated by Connolly to 1343, with reference to C 47/10/20/4, writs on this matter to the chancellor of Ireland and the Archbishop of Dublin. However, dated on the guard to 18 Edward III (1344-5), and on the dorse to c. 1344, with reference to the petitioner, staying in England, appointing attorneys in Ireland on 20 August 1344 (CPR 1343-5 p.335).

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Petitioners:

Walter, Lord Mauny.

Name(s):

Lord Mauny, Walter

Addressees:

King and council.

Nature of Request:

Lord Mauny requests that a suitable remedy be ordained for him as he ought to have his rents, farms and other profits from his lands in Ireland for the repair of his castle of Carlow which is in the marches of Leinster. But for the last two years the justices and ministers of the king have assigned these rents, farms and other profits at their will so that he does not receive anything for the maintenance of the castle that has fallen into disrepair.

Nature of Endorsement:

An answer to this bill was given in full parliament.

Places mentioned:

Carlow, [County Carlow, Ireland]; Marches of Leinster, [Ireland].

People mentioned:

Constable of the castle of Carlow.

Date derivation:

The petition has been assigned the dates 1368-72 on the guard but no reason has been given to justify this. Since the petition is written in a later fourteenth century style and there is no indication that it was enrolled (a characteristic of early fourteenth century petitions) it would seem a date of c. 1370 is quite plausible.

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Source: The National Archives, Kew, England.

Sourced by Terry Curran c2009


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