A LETTER to the LO. DEPUTY and COMMISSIONERS for the Wards in Ireland. MS 613, p. 82 20 July 1618
MS 613, p. 82
Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth, ed. J. S. Brewer & W. Bullen (6 vols., 1867-73), vol. V, document 197.
Whereas by former letters from this board, order was given that there should be no further proceedings had in Ireland touching the wardship of the Lo. Barry until the cause were duly examined here, and for that purpose Edmond Barry, against whom Sir Thomas Somerset and the Countess of Ormond, his wife, complained, as you may remember, for detaining the wardship contrary to a trust reposed in him, was sent for over, and here willingly surrendered his pretended interest to the Countess of Ormond. Now as the right of the wardship doth unquestionably belong to Sir Thomas Somerset and the Countess his wife, we have thought good to require you and the King's Commissioners for the Wards as it appertains, respectively to take order, that they may be presently settled and continued in the possession thereof according to the right which is both agreeable (as we concive) to justice and equity.
Whitehall. 20th July 1618.
Signed by Lo. Archb. of Canterbury, Lo. Chancellor, E. of Suffolke, Lo. Pr. Seal, Lo. Chamberlain, Earl of Arundell, Lo. Bp. of Ely, Lo. Zouche, Lo. Hay, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, Mr. Secretary Naunton, Mr. of the Rolls.