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Carlow Material

Petworth House Archives

Ann M. R. Jarvis.

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B11/34 from ‘An Account of Fines - made up to ye 25th. March 1709’

(At the end of the book-Report on the 15 year period 1690-1705).

That the said Lordship and Mannor of Carlow produced so much short of the Annual income proceeded-from the late Warr in Ireland and several fiers that have happened in the saide Towne and the insolvencies of tennants occationed thereby. Many of the tennants being so disabled by the Warr and fier that they were not able to repaier their houses and much less rebuild their waste plots occationed by the Fiers that have happen’d, and at this day there is not above 3 or 4 houses in the whole Towne that are sufficient defence against wind and weather, and if effectuall care be not soon taken for the improvement for the towne the reversion will be worth no more than the ground it stands on: Therefore its my Lady Henriettas Present and my Lord Thomond’s future intrest to take those methods as may conduce most to the improvement of the Towne which hath hitherto suffre’d not only by fier and Warr, but also near 800£ a year by the negligence of the late School master who when he was put into the school had upwards of 60 scholars and hath but 4. The verry Townes People being obleig’d to send their children to oth. schools which doth not only impoverish them of their [blank] but doth deprive them of the advantage they did thereby make by Boarders -

For the remedy of which I have represented the same to the Archbishop of Dublin at his Triannual visitation who did promise me to displace the present schoolmaster and put in any other that my Lord Thomond should nominate if his Ldship would continue to the scool the 10£ per ann. formerly allowed by his Ldships ancestors.

Another Inconveniency the Towne leith under is by the Burgesses who of Twelve have but two live in the towne and others are Gentlemen of the County and make all the Persons that are dealers in the Towne freemen on purpose to deprive my Lord of the Customes which by charter are due to her J Conour and if any goods are embarqued or landed they do the same in the Queens County, and tho’ my Lord Thomonds Inheritance the Justice of the Peace there will not suffer the Receivers of my Lds. to take the same.

Therefore its heighly necessary that a new Charter should be taken out confineing the Burgises to be Inhabitance of the Towne and allso the Sovereigne; and to gett the grant of a Faier and Markett in the Graige which would not only advance the towne but my Lords Customes above 30£ per ann.

The towne of Carlow is the best situated and most convenient towne for the carrying on any trade or mannufacture haveing the advantage of the River Barrow and Burren and within adayes journy of the Citty of Dublin. But the poverty of the place is such that the present inhabitants are not all able to pay their present rents the towne consisting chiefly of alehouses for the Entertainment of travelars which they have least in a great measuer also for want of houses fitt to receive them in and they choose rather to lie 5 miles short of Castle Dermot or Tullagh or goe 5 miles beyond to Loghlin-bridge where they can meet with better entertainment for themselves and horses, an the Lord Killdare who owneth Castle Dermot, the Lor Chief Justice Doyne who owneth Tullagh, and Mr Pearcy who owneth Loghiinbridge are all verry industerous to improve their townes and draw of the Inhabitance from Carlow each place not being Distant about 5 miles from it.

Therfore in the next place I have to consider what method is most likely to improve Carlow and enable the Tennants to pay their rents repaier their houses and Build up the Wast plotts.

And certainly nothing can do it but Trade an none more proper then the Linnen Manufacture by the report of a person that came from the North of Ireland and went downe to Carlow on Purpose to see the place by dirrection of my lady Bindon.

(He goes on to suggest that now the Earl of Thomond come of age Carlow need not lie under the same circumstances as before but that a Linnin Manufactury could now be set up there).


 
Petition from Protestants of the County of
 Carlow on the Act of Resumption 17021

BL.Ms Add. Charter 195352

To the Kings most Excellent Majesty

The Humble Address of the High Sherrife, Justices of the Peace Grand Jury Gent and freeholders a the County of Catherlagh att their 21st Sessions held a Carloe the fourteenth day of Jan. 1701/2.

Your Majestis faithfull and loyall subjects, the Protestants of this your Majestis Kingdome of Ireland. Lyeing under soe Great pressures and difficulties from the late Act of Resumption and the Execution thereof that they apprehend the utter Ruine and Beggary of several protestant families must be the Consequence Doe Humly:, fly to yor Majestis favour and Goodness for Relief therein Beseeching yor Majesty the Restorer of their Religion Rights, Laws and Libties once Againe Graciously to take their Distressed condition into your Pious and Princely consideration and by such methods as shall seem most Expedient to yor Majesty in conjuncion with your Great Council now assembld in England (upon whome under God the Hopes and Expectacions of the Protestant work are fixed) - to apply suitable remedies to the Evil soe universally felt and complained of by yr Majestis Brittish and Protestant subjects how [here?] from the said Act a Executed and Construed; seventies which we are confiden could never have been Intended ‘em by the Great and Judicious Legislators.

May it Please you Majesty to suffer us on this and every other occasion with all humility to assure you Majesty that your Protestant Subjects of this Kingdom are all soe deeply sensible of their owne Duty and true Intrest as well as of the many Royall favours and Inexpressible Benefitts Received by them from yor. Majesty, with yor Constant and Tender Care of them, that as nothing can ever shake their fidelity and firm allegiance to yor. Majesty, soe none of yor. Majestys Subjects in any of yor. Dominions will on all occasions Show more forward and Ready zeal for maintaining and Defending yor. Majestys Sacred person and Government; the Protestant Religion, the Laws Liberties and Rights of the Crown and Kingdom England against all opposers whatsoever than your Majestys Protestant subjects of Ireland.

SIGNATURES

Henry Carter
Edward Hunt
John Somes
Tho. Conyers
William Wright
William Bude
John Wright
Sam Cutis
James Houlding
Moses Sillettoe
Thomas Harris
Ben Balldrey
Tho White
Sam Cooper
Tho Gray
Jerimiah Cary
John Care
Richard Thomsbury
Thomas Whelan
Richard Marton
Geo. Adcock
David Kirkpatrick
Jon. Benet
Thomas Price Jn.
Samuell Morris
Phillip Hooper
John Phipps
Samll. Andrew
Henery Robarts
Tho Shorey
Richd. Read
Timothy Taylor
Solomaon Gold
John Moore
Samnl. Kealan
Jos. Cooke
Hen.? Summers
Thomas Bunbury
Ced.Jorge?
W.Reynolds
Richd. Vigors
Tho. Bernard
Ralph Critchley
Con: Cullen
Jno. Russell
John Lucas
Nathaniel Evans
Tho. Ryans
John Cooper
John Clue
David Skene?
Man [Marc?
] Warren
Will Pepbowd?
Edward Hardy
Tho Cooper
Ben Humfrey
Andrew Hunt?
Sam Carpenter
Jo Carpenter
Robt. Hewetson
The. Owens
Richd. Scholey
Edwd. Bigley
Edward . ..ers? senr.
Robt. Shiply
Arthur Hunt
Edward Howes Jar
Andrew Carter
John Pagett
Jonathan Watson
Hen. Rudkins
John Wells
Samuel Capel
Saxnl Gooden
Jn. Travis?
Tho. Thomson
Hen.Carroll.
Jo K...?
Tho Hardy vic?
Thos Butler
Tho Burdett
Jo: Tench
Jo: Beauchampjunr
John Browne
John Bernard
Urban Vigors
John Simons
Jos. Bunbury
Tho. Cooper
J.Bradley
Jo.Greene
W.Brereton
J.Walsh
Charles Bernard
Ben.Bunbury Snr.
Sam. Carpintor Junr.
William Bunbury
Dan.Carthey
Dig.Berkeley
Jo.Tailor
Wm.Greene
James Harris
Theo.Harrison
Allen Jones
Tho. Gethings
John James
Hen. Feltus
Thomas Corfield
Tho. Corfield
Tho. Gregory
Tho Purlewent
Willm.Griffm
Dudley Davis
Hen. Rudkins
Walter Symms

1 The Act of Resumption 1700. “(The English Parliament) complained repeatedly about William’s grants of land confiscated from the defeated Irish; and finally in 1700, it passed an act of resumption, by which all these grants were revoked and the land handed over to parliamentary commissioners to be sold”. J.C. Beckett, The Making of Modem Ireland 2nd.edition, l98l,p.l55

2 By Permission of the British Library, Great Russell Street, London.

Source: Michael Purcell (C2005)
Previously published in: Carlow Past & Present. ISSN 0790 555 Vol.1. No.4. 1993

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