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Fiant's of the Tudor Monarchs

Source of Document: J. J. Woods


Fiants of the Tudor monarchs,
beginning with those of Henry VIII

 Notes

1. Fiant is short for “Fiant litterae patentes.” They were warrants to the Chancery authority for the issue of letter patent under the Great Seal. They dealt with matters ranging from commissions for appointments to high office and important government activities to grants of “English liberty” and “pardons” to the humblest of the native Irish.
2. Fiants were generally issued by the Dublin bureaucracy and rarely directly by the Monarch.

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Henry VIII — 1521 – 1547
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1521-2.

1 (26). Grant to Patrick Bermyngham, Chief Justice; of custody of the lands, and of marriage of the heir of Walter Bathe, late of Laundeston, county Dublin. — 28 February, xiii.

2 (27). Grant to John Walop, knight; of the offi ces of constable of the castle, and receiver and bailiff of the lordship of Trym, lately held by John Rocheford, gentleman. To hold for thirty years, rendering an account to the Exchequer, with a fee of £10 for the constableship, and the usual fees for the receivership. — 1 March, xiii.

1522.

3 (28). Grant to Thomas Darcy, rector of Houth; of the office of clerk or keeper of the rolls of Chancery. To hold during pleasure, with a fee of £20 of silver out of the issues of the manor of Eskyr. — 7 July, xiiii.

4 (29). Grant to Rees ap Davyd; of the office of controller of the customs of Drogheda. To hold for life, with a fee of 10 marks sterling. — 20 November, xiiii.

1524.

5 (3). License to James Sheffeld, prebendary of Wyklo, and vicar of Donshaghlyn; for absence from Ireland for three years. — 1 April, xv.

6 (2). License to John Triguran, archdeacon of Kells, prebendary of Kilmatalway, and custos of the hospital of St. Stephen; for absence from Ireland for two months. — 30 May, xvi.

7 (30). Grant to Lewis Busshe, yeoman of the guard; of the offi ce of serjeantat-arms. To hold for life, with such fees as John Dullard had out of the rents of the manor of Cromlyn. — 15 July, xvi.

8 (170). License for Nicholas [ ] Cowley, Thomas Stewns, and Christopher White; to trade between Gascony and Ireland for one year. — 21 December, xvi.

1525.

9 (481). Grant to the warden and convent of the friars minors observants in Trym; of land called the parke of Trym, valued at 20s. sterling a year. To hold for ever, in pure alms, without account. — 9 August, xvii.

10 (172). License to Thomas Geralde, rector of Cloghran-Swerdes; for absence from Ireland for seven years — No date. (1 November, xvii. in Record Commissioners Catalogue.)

1525-6.

11 (171). Grant to Robert Cowley, of Dublin, merchant; of the fees of Galwey, which Stephan Lynche, son of Dominic Lynche, of Galwaye, lately received, viz.: — 2s. sterling for every last of hides shipped there.

To hold for thirty years without account, unless the fees shall exceed £8 sterling by the year, when he must account for such excess; also the office of gauger of all Ireland (not to be exercised in the counties of Dublin, Kildare, Meath, and Uriel, commonly called the English Pale), with a fee of 4d. of silver for each ton of wine or honey. To hold for thirty years without account. — 26 February, xvii.

Irish Fiants of
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 12 (326). Pardon of Robert Plunket, to Kentystown, county Meath, lord of Dunsany; especially for his assistance to Charles Modder O’Reyly, in the depredation of the town of Kylskyrr, county Meath. — 21 June, xviii.

13 (173). Grant to Richard Neugent, knight, Baron of Delwyn; of the manors of Belegarde and Fovyr, county Meath. To hold for fi fty years, at a rent of £10. — 21 September, xviii.

14 (31). Grant to Richard Newgent, knight, Baron of Delwyn; of custody of the lands of Walter Newgent, late of Multifernan, and of wardship and marriage of Thomas Nugent, his son and heir. — 10 October, xviii.

1526-7.

15 (32). Grant to John Griffith, yeoman of the guard; of the office of searcher in the ports of Dublin, Drogheda, and Dundalk, vacant by the death of Lewis Bushe. To hold for life, with the usual fees. — 6 February, xviii.

1527.

16 (36). Grant to Edward Lencey, gentleman; of the offi ce of serjeant-at-arms. To hold for life, with the accustomed fees payable from the issues of the manor of Cromlyng. — 12 June, xix.

17 (4). Nomination of Milo, prior of the house of canons of the order of St. Augustin of Ynysteoke; to be Bishop of Ossory. — 8 August, xix.

18 (407). Charter to the bailiffs and commons of the burgh of Dundalk. Recites charter of Richard II. Grants liberty to buy, sell, and export salted hides and other goods of the staple, and all merchan dize growing in Ireland, or brought to Dundalk from England or other foreign country, as fully as the men of Dublin and Drogheda may; also to have a cocket seal as in Dublin and Drogheda. — 28 August, xix.

19 (406). License for the abbot and convent of the B.V.M. of Trym; to acquire lands, &c., to the value of £20 beyond reprises. — 2 September, xix.

20 (33). Grant to James le Butler, esquire of the king’s body; of the manors of Dyamor and Derver, county Meath. To hold for life, from the expiration of a term of nine years, previously granted to John Fitzgerald, knight. — 14 September, xix.

21 (35). Grant to William Busshe, esquire, serjeant of the king’s pantry, and Thomas Bathe, of Dublin, gentleman (a previous grant dated 15 April, xv, to Busshe only, being cancelled); of the offi ce of chief chamberlain of the Exchequer. To hold to them and the longest liver, with the accustomed fees, out of the rents of the manor of Cromlyn, or from the Exchequer. — 26 September, xix.

22 (34). Grant to Richard Fitzwilliam, esquire; of the offi ce of seneschal of the manors of Newcastell by Lyonys, Eskyr, Tassagart and Cromlyn, county Dublin. To hold for life, with the accustomed fees. — 14 October, xix.

1528.

23 (504). License to George Seyntleger, knight, son and heir of Anne daughter and co-heiress of Thomas, late Earl of Ormond, and to Anne, wife of said George; of absence from Ireland, for their lives. Also pardon of all intrusions. — 25 June, xx.

Henry VIII — 1521 – 1547
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24 (37). Grant to John White; of the offi ce of serjeant-at-arms, vice Edward Lense, deceased. To hold for life, with the accustomed fees out of the issues of the manor of Crumlyng. — 6 July, xx.

25 (508). Grant to Gerald Aylmer; of the office of second justice of the Common Bench. — [ ] September, xx. [Fiant wanting. Contents taken from Record Commissioners Catalogue.]

1528-9.

26 (408). Grant to mayor, sheriffs, burgesses, and commonalty of Drogheda; of a piece of ground called Myllmote, alias Windmyllmote, with an orchard adjoining, in Drogheda. To hold for ever in fee-farm, at a rent of 4s. — 23 February, xx. 

1530.

27 (1). Restitution of temporalities to Edward Bishop of Meath. — 26 March [xxi.]

28 (325). Pardon of Bernard, or Brene O’Conghor alias O’Conor, of Othfaly, captain of his nation. — 10 September, xxii.

1532.

29 (38). Grant to Richard de la Hyde; of the offi ce of chief justice of the Common Bench. To hold during pleasure, with a fee of £20 out of the fee-farm of the city of Dublin, and £20 out of the issues of the counties of Meath, Dublin, and Louth, and all profi ts enjoyed by Robert Dowdall in the same office. — 20 August, xxiv. *

(Cal. P.R., p. 5, art. 23.)

* Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland of the reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary and Elizabeth. Vol. I. By James Morrin, Dublin, 1861.

30 (39). Grant to Gerald Aylmer; of the offi ce of second justice of the Common Bench. To hold during pleasure, with such fees as he already had. — 23 August, xxiv.

(Cal. P.R., p. 4, art. 8.)

31 (41). Grant to Patrick White; of the office of second baron of the Exchequer. To hold during pleasure, with such fees as he already had. — 25 August, xxiv.

(Cal. P.R. p. 4. art. 15.)

32 (482). Grant to John Barnewell, knight, lord of Trimileston; of Dunlwyrs alias Donlwrus, Balenebonrich alias Bwnryscheston, and Cabraght, county Meath. To hold in tail male, at the fee-farm rent of £6 6s.; and within four years to erect certain houses for the support of the castle of Killyncrosse against the O’Conors. — 1 December, xxiv.

(Cal. P.R., p. 7, art. 43.)

1532-3.

33 (511). Grant to Jonet Lynche of Galway, widow, and Stephen Lynche (confirming a previous grant to said Jonet and Anthony Lynche); to have three nets upon the water of Galway, between the bridge and the sea, for catching salmon and other fi sh, one near the great stone, another near Panrise, and the third near Porteres-place; also a mill and bakehouse. To hold to them and the heirs of the body of Stephen, remainder to the heirs of the body of Jonet; at a rent of 13s. 4d. — 15 January, xxiv

Transcribed from PDF by Michael Brennan.
Source of Document: J. J. Woods

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