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Page 64, line 23. Corduf.-Curduff, in Castleknock, near Dublin.
Page 65, line 11. Johannis Wodelok.—John Wodlock was sheriff of the County Dublin in 1302. D’Alton's Dublin, p. 609. This charter must have been granted before 1298, in which year Prior Nigel was dead. - See No. LXXVII.
Page 65, line 16. Maritagium.—This right of giving permission to marry was sometimes sold, as appears from the following bond, taken from Alan's Registry, p. 404, Trinity College copy :
“ Universis presentes Litteras visuris vel audituris Adam de Wudford Salutem in Domino. Noveritis me teneri Venerabili Patri Domino meo Domino Fulconi, Dei Gratia Dublin Archiepiscopo in viginti libras argenti sibi annuatim solvendas usque ad legitimam etatem Agathe filie et heredis Meyler O’Thochil, duobus anni terminis, viz.: decem libras in Pascha, et decem libras in Festo Sancti Michaelis, pro Warda Terra et Maritagio dicte Agathe sicut Carta dicti Domini mei super hoc confecta Testatur quamquidam pecuniam eidem Domino fideliter et integre me terminis statutis promitto soliturum subiciendo me cohercioni ejusdem Domini quod me ad dictam solucionem faciendam per omnia bona mea in dicto tenemento inventa possit distringere. In cujus rei Testimonium etc. Datum apud Solone. Die Sancti Valentini Ponificatus dicti Domini F. Anno viii. Hiis Testibus, &c.”
Page 66, line 3. Willelmus Bussard— The obit of Alicia Bossard was celebrated on 9 Kal. Aug., in the Priory of the Holy Trinity.—Book of Obits, p. 33.
Page 66, line 20. Consensu proborum.—This grant was probably made prior to the year 1247, in which, by a Royal Charter, the men of Drogheda, on the Meath side of the Boyne, obtained the privilege of electing annually their Seneschal and Provosts. (D'Alton's Drogheda, vol. i. p. 151). At this time the Probi of this grant were probably analogous to the Commons, and the Discreti viri to the Aldermen, of other corporations. It would seem, also, that there was no seal belonging to the body. Henry Macgormon may have been the possessor of Gormanstown, which the Prestons afterwards acquired from Sir Almaric de St. Amand. It is evident, from this charter, that the jurisdiction of the Probi of Drogheda extended into the adjacent district. The
part of Drogheda, on the North side of the Boyne, was called De Ponte ex parte Uriel, or, De Ponte Ferrardi, from its situation in the territory of Ferrard. In this North part of Drogheda was situated the Franciscan Friary of Drogheda, where were compiled the Annals de Ponte Ferrardi, called hitherto Annales de Monte Fernandi, or the Annals of Multifernam.—See note following.
Page 66, line 20. De Ponte.—It would now be difficult to discover the reasons why the Annals inscribed “ Annales de Monte Fernandi,” were called the Annals of Multifernam.
There is no reason for believing that the Franciscan Friary of Multifernam was ever called de Monte Fernandi, a name, which its situation in a low valley would render singularly inapplicable. Multifernam was founded by the Delamars, a name which does not occur in the Annals de Monte Fernandi; and these Annals make frequent mention of families whom we cannot trace in the neighbourhood of Multifernam. These obvious objections to the common title, and the frequent mention of the family of Dexter, induced Ware, and Usher, and Molyneux, to suspect that these Annals were compiled in the Dominican Friary of Strade, in Mayo. This supposition would do away altogether with the common title, and is inconsistent with the evidence contained in the Annals that they were the work of a Franciscan. By the change of only two letters in the title all difficulties may be overcome. That part of Drogheda which lies on the north side of the Boyne, in the Barony of Ferrard, was called De Ponte Ferrardi, to distinguish it from the villa De Ponte on the south side of the river.D’Alton, vol. i. p. 146. On this, the north side of the Boyne, was situated the Franciscan Friary of Drogheda, and it may be assumed that this friary was called de Ponte Ferrardi, as long as the distinction between the two sides of the river was continued; and that this name became obsolete when both boroughs were consolidated. If these Annals were compiled in Drogheda, the frequent and familiar mention of the Dexters, the Lords of Stackallan (D’Alton, vol. i. p. 90), and the builders of Castle Dexter, and the namers of Carrig Dexter, is easily accounted for; and as the Dexters of Meath were most probably connected with the Dexters or the Jordans of Connaught, the notices of Connaught affairs may be traced to the same origin. Although, for convenient reference, these Annals may still be quoted as the Annals of Multifernan, by which name they have been called by Ussher, Ware, Nicolson, and Smith, we think that their proper title is “ Annales de Ponte Ferrardi,” and that the Franciscan Friary of Drogheda is entitled to the honour of their compilation.
Page 67, line 8. Walterus de Redelesford.—This Walter de Ridlesford, called, in the conquest of Ireland, p. 86," Barun noble guerrer," had the following grant from Strongbow:
“Comes Ricardus, vices Regis Anglie in Hibernia agens, dedit ex parte Regis Waltero de Ridelesford Brien (Brieu, Bray; Lynch, Feudal Dignities, p. 147) et terram filiorum Odurchil (O'Tuethil, Lynch; O'Torquil?) cum totis pertinentiis, ita quod infra pertinentia istarum terrarum feodum 5 militum habebit si ibi affuerit, et quod ibi defuerit in propinquiori ex una parte et alia aque de Brien dictus comes ei perficiat, et Duvenalbroc et Ballymagrane cum pertinentiis, que sunt 6 carucate terre et Tachcomtdera et Chilmethelda cum pertinentiis, que sunt 2 carucate, et Balimelise que est una carucata, et Clohbin que est una carucata. Istas 10 carucatas terre habebit
pro feodo unius militis sibi et heredibus de Rege Anglie et heredibus tenendas in feodo et hereditate per liberum servicium 3 militum Dublinie faciendum, viz., pro feodo 5 militum de Brien longinquiori Dublin servicium 2 militum et pro 10 carucatis propinquioribus Dublin servicium i militis, et cum hoc dictus comes dedit ei ex parte Regis domum et messuagium Cristini Ostmannici extra portam et murum Dublin per concessionem Cristini predicti, hospitis sui. Testibus Ranulpho constabulario et aliis. Gilbertus scripsit.” — Rot. Pat. Litt. Antiq. 52.
As this grant is mentioned in Pope Gregory's bull, it must have been made before 1234
Page 67, line 16. Aquagium.-In the Charter Book of the Corporation of Dublin are many very early and very curious entries respecting the city waterpipe. Thomas Fitzgerald endeavoured to cut the pipes of the conduits, whereby the citizens of Dublin should be destitute of fresh water.—Stanyhurst, p. 296, in Holinshed.
Page 68, line 23 Heres domini Roberti Bagod.—This assignment must have been made shortly after the death of the elder Sir Robert Bagod, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, which is placed by Pembridge, in his Annals, in this year, 1298.
Page 69, line 29. Tenementum suum de Rath.—Nicholas de Hynteberg sold to Sir Robert Bagod the manor de le Rath, “ quod est extra Dublin prope ecclesiam Omnium Sanctorum cum aqueductu de le Doder.”—Litt. Antiq. 41.
Page 71, line 19. Ricardo Anglico.-Amongst the names of the Jurors on an Inquisition taken at Castlekevin, in the time of Lord Edward (1270), are the following: “ Thomas, Prior Sancti Salvatoris Glendelache, A? Prior magne ecclesie de Glendelache, Donolm Prior
de Rupe juxta Glendelache, Dominus Willielmus Anglicus, Gilbertus de Beaufo, Ricardus Lailes, and others.”—Alan's Reg., College Copy, 364.
Page 72, line 11. Waleranus de Welleslegh.-In Lynch's Feudal Dignities, p. 69, reference is made to this charter, as existing in the office of the Town Clerk, where it is not now to be found. Crevaghe, or Crewath, is now Cruagh. In the charter of Hen. III., deafforesting the lands of the Archbishop, Crevache is called the land of Richard de Sancto Michaele, from whose family Wellesley had acquired it.
It may, perhaps, be thought allowable in the Editor to insert here an agreement made before Waleran de Wellesley and other itinerant Justices, relative to the parish of Trim. It is taken from Alan's Registry, College copy, p. 18.
CONCORDIA INTER GALFRIDUM GENVYLL ET HUGONEM EP. MIDENS. SUPER ADVOCA
CIONE ECCLES. DE TRIM.
“ Hec est finalis concordia facta in curia Domini Edwardi illustris Regis Anglie primogeniti apud Dublin in crastino clause Pasche Anno Henrici filii Regis Johannis (xlij.) Coram Walerano de Wellesley, Alexandro de Nottingham, Magistro Willielmo de Wakepure et Richardo Exon. Justiciariis itinerantibus et aliis ipsius Domini Regis fidelibus ibidem tunc presentibus inter Galfridum de Genvyll et Matildam uxorem ejus impedientes et Hugonem Midensem Episcopum deforciantem de advocatione Ecclesie de Trym unde assissa ultime presentationis sumpta fuit inter eos in eadem Curia scilicet quod predicti Galfridus et Matilda remiserunt et quietum clamaverunt pro se et heredibus ipsius Matilde predicto Episcopo et successoribus suis et Ecclesie sue Midensi totum jus et clamium quod habuerunt vel habere potuerunt in predicta advocatione in perpetuum et pro hac remissione quieta clamacione fine et concordia predictus Episcopus concessit pro se et successoribus suis et Ecclesia sua predicta quod predictus Galfridus et Matilda et heredes ipsius Matilde quieti sint de centum solidis redditus de decem libris quas eidem Episcopo ecclesie jure Midensis reddere consueverunt annuatim de villa de Trym [et] de ponte quousque idem Episcopus vel successores sui eisdem Galfrido et Matilde vel heredibus ipsius Matilde de centum solidis terræ vel redditus in Midia satisfecerint quam eidem Episcopo vel successoribus suis libere et sine contradictione ipsius Galfridi et Matilde et heredum ipsius Matilde in tenemento suo vel alibi in Midia habere licebit habendam et tenendam eisdem Galfrido et Matilde et heredibus ipsius Matilde de predicto Episcopo et suis successoribus et Ecclesia sua predicta libere et quiete ab omni servitio et predictus Episcopus et successores sui warantizabunt predictos centum solidos terre vel redditus ut predictum est predictis Galfrido et Matilde et heredibus ipsius Matilde contra omnes homines
imperpetuum, et quod cito de dictis centum solidis terre vel redditus plenarie fuerit satisfactum ut predictum est predictis Galfrido et Matilde et heredibus ipsius Matilde, predictus Galfridus et Matilda et heredes ipsius Matilde ex tunc predictas decem libras integras predicto Episcopo et successoribus suis et Ecclesie sue predicte persolvent sicut melius et plenius alio tempore solvere consueverunt. Et preterea predictus Galfridus et Matilda remiserunt et quietum clamaverunt de se et heredibus ipsius Matilde predicto Episcopo et successoribus suis et Ecclesie sue predicte totum jus et clamium quod habuerunt vel habere potuerunt in advocatione Ecclesie de Ardmulchane Lasy in perpetuum.
Page 72, line 18. De Wykynglo.— These two Wicklow Charters are interesting, as they shew the state of that town in the middle of the 13th century, and preserve the names of a parson of the parish, of a chaplain to the castle, and of a provost of the town.
Page 74, line 3. Galfridus de Appilby-Agatha, widow of Geoffry de Appulbi, was alive on the Sunday before All Saints, in the nth of Ed. II.—Rot. Pat. 11 Ed. II. 38. Two of the witnesses to this charter also witnessed No. lxxix., which was confirmed in the Papal Bull of 1276.
Page 75, line 14. Thoma de Kenefeg.–Rot. Pat. 11 Ed. II. 112, and elsewhere; the initial of Cradoch's Christian name is omitted in MS.
Page 75, line 16. Apud Balycros.-From the following charter it appears that this Balycros or Balynegros was in Moytastha, the barony of Moyashel and Magheradernon in Westmeath, where the Petyts had large possessions from the grant of Hugh de Lacy,
“ E Chastel Brec, solum l'escrit,
A barun Willame de Petit,
E la terre de Rathkenni.”—Conq. of Ireland, p. 149. Magheradernon is strangely disguised in Marcherueran. Herberto de la Marte is an error of the writer of the MS. for H. de la Marre.
Page 76, line 11. Ada de Ledwyche. In the reign of Ed. I. Adam de Ledewich granted the church of Lekkyn to the priory of Tristernagh.-Mon. Hib. p. 729. IRISH ARCH. Soc. 10. T