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Muster List, Inishowen, Co. Donegal, 1630

Posted by Ed. Butler to Y-IRL

Adams, Alexander
Alcorne, Mathew
Alcorne, Wm.
Allicock, Henry
Archbald, James
Armone, William

Barnet, Archbald
Barnet, Mungo
Battes, John
Benson, Richard
Berry, John
Bord, John
Bord, John
Boy, Walter
Browne, Alexander
Browne, Hugh
Browne, John
Browne, Robert
Browne, Robert
Bruma, Thomas
Bruse, John
Burges, George
Butler, George

Cadwell, Alexander
Cadwell, Andrew
Cadwell, Mathew
Cannall, John
Cary, George (Esq.)
Cary, Robert
Chamberlyne, Duke
Chamberlyne, John
Chamberlyne, William
Chambers, John
Clene, John
Collaghan, Archbald
Conningham, Archbald
Conningham, James
Couch, Nathaniell
Cougheron, Wm.
Cowbrone, John
Coweene, Robert
Crafford, William
Crosse, John

Davenport, Thomas
Deniston, James
Denneston, Donnell
Douglas, William

Elder, Peter
Elliot, Paul
Elly, John
English, Henry

Fayrefax, Gabrahell
FFals, Robert
FFargusonne, John
FFaulse, Paul
FFranncis, Rich
FFulton, Robert
FFyng, John
Fulton, William

Gawen, George
Gibson, Peter
Giffen, John (elder)
Glandoney, John
Glyne, Thomas
Greig, John
Gutery, Thomas
Guy, John

Hall, George
Hall, John
Hammilton, Robert
Hannilton, John
Heltch, James
Henderson, James
Henderson, John
Hibbots, William
Higat, Alexander
Hilbot, John
Hodges, Thomas
Hog, Batholomew
Hogguyre, John
Houd, Abraham
Hud, Andrew
Hunter, John
Hunter, William

Illiner, Walter

Kintire, James
Kirkowod, William
Kirkwoode, John
Knox, John
Koyne, John

Lacker, Alexander
Lacker, John
Lassels, Luke
Leeth, Richard
Leister, Richard
Lyone, John

Maxwell, William
McBy, John
McConoghy, Donnagh
McCorkey, Aghey
McCowene, Walter
McGee, James
McKegg, John
McKegge, John
McKeon, Thomas
McKeone, William
McKilveny, James
McKintire, Robert
McLenaghan, Robert
McManus, Donnell
McMathew, Alexander
McNeal, Gilbert
McNeal, Gilbert
Michell, James
Michell, John
Michell, Patt
Miller, John
Moore, Thomas
Moorehead, George
Mountgomery, John
Mountgomery, William

Neely, William
Neickeill, James
Nelly, William
Newton, William
Nickollon, John

Orr, Thomas
Osborne, John

Parker, Edward
Porter, Adam
Porter, James
Porter, James
Porter, William
Porter, William
Prince, John
Pyn, Richard

Ramson, Ardrew
Redgate, George
Richie, John
Richy, David
Richy, John
Richy, Robert
Richy, William
Robinson, John
Rosbergh, Adam
Rudson, Edward

Salder, Water
Sampson, John
Sampson, Richard
Scot, Donnell
Scot, John
Smelly, Bryan
Smelly, Robert
Sorerd, James
Staret, John
Staret, Thomas

Storret, John
Temple, Henry
Torents, Mungo
Turay, Humphrey

Wallace, William
Wallas, John
Wallecs, Patrick
Warden, John
Warden, Mungo
Whithill, Robert
Williams, Owen
Williams, Richard
Willson, Nathaniell
Woorke, Gilbert
Worke, Alexander
Worke, Davye
Wray, John

Young, Andrew
Young, James
Young, Robert

High Court of Admiralty Examinations, 1536-1641

The High Court of Admiralty was established between 1340 and 1360 and it was probably set up to deal with the problems of piracy and spoil. It was stated that as an ‘Admiralty Court’ it was not bound by the rules of common law, but must administer “Equity and the Law of the Sea”

The work of Reginald G. Marsden is the best introduction to the early history of this court (‘Select Pleas in the Court of Admiralty’. Selden Soc., vols., Vi and XI, 1894 and 1897)

As with any court, cases were heard involving plaintiffs and defendants. Documents relating to any case, examinations and depositions of witnesses were studied by the court or its employees and decisions made. Appeals may or may not have been presented.

“Most of the surviving records of the court are clasified in a series of documents separate from civil and prize cases. This includes a wide range of material such as commissions of oyer and terminer, warrants, indictments, lists of gaol delivery, letters, minutes and examination books running from 1537-1776, which contain the depositions of the accused person, complainents and witnesses. Much of the material conerns the activities of pirates at sea, or of ‘aiders and abettors” ashore, but there are other cases concerning theft, murder or manslaughter, sodomy and mutiny.”(A Calendar of Material relating to Ireland, from the High Court of Examinations, 1536-1641″ Ed. John C. Appleby. Publ. Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1992. ISBN 1 874280 03 7)

The High Court of the Admiralty was probably set up to deal with the problems of piracy & spoil, it was not bound by the rule of common court. This is an index to the names of people found in the documents of that court. The following is an index to the names found in the High Court of Admiralty Index and the page numbers.

Sack of Baltimore, Co. Cork, 1631

On Sunday the 19th of June 1631, two boats were taken from Dungarvan, in Co. Waterford, each about 12 tons burden and went to the old head of Kinsale, Co. Cork

John Hackett the master of the first, from Dungarvan was ordered to bring his boat into Kinsale but he refused saying that the place was too hot for them, for besides the fort there was the King’s ships, and so the boats set sail for Baltimore, Co. Cork.

John Hackett was tried at the assises in Cork, condemned and executed for his part in this affair.

The Master of the second boat was Thomas Carew also from Dungarvan.

These boats had been pirated and were manned with Turks and Renagadoes.

The following is an extract from the Annals of Kinsale:
“Hackett brought them to Baltimore about ten o’clock in the night, and they cast anchor on the east side of the harbour’s mouth, about a muskett shot from the shore, of whose coming none of the inhabitants had any notice, they came so late, for the sun setting they were seen, but not known, near Castlehaven. When they had moored their ships, the captain and ten Turks, with the said Edward Fawlett, a Christian captain, came in one of their boats into the said harbour, and they bound oacombe about their oars, least the noise might discover them. Fawlett piloted them along all the shore, and showed them how the town did stand, relating unto them where the most able men had their abode.

In this business they spent five glasses, when they came back aboard, they cheered up the rest of the company saying, we are in a good place and shall make a boon voyage. Then they consulted what time of night was fittest for their intended exploit, and concluded a little before day to be the most convenient season. Whereupon, about two of the clock in the morning they landed some two hundred and thirty musketeers, armed with firebrands, ready to set the houses on fire, prepared with iron bars to break open doors; they brought all their men in the two foresaid boats of Dungarvan and their own ship boats. These things were received by the confession of Hackett and Fawlett afterwards.

The 20 day of June, betwixt the hours of one and two in the morning, they landed their men, who divided themselves, some to one house, some to another, and so on a sudden surprised all of the houses on that part which is called the Cove to the number of 26, and carried with them young and old, out of their beds, to the number of 100 persons, and two they killed.Then the said Captain, leaving in ambush 60 musqueteers betwixt the said Cove and the town himself with about 120 or 140 Turks and one John Hackett an Irish Papist, presently assaulted the said town, when they in like manner surprised ten English Inhabitants, and had further proceeded (after breaking open 40 houses and rifeling of 37) had not one William Harris (wakened with the noise) discovered them to be Turks, and with divers shots in defence of himself wakened the rest of his neighbours, who beating the drum in the upper part of the town, caused the said Rice, with the rest of his company, presently to retrait to their aforesaid amush, and thence to their ship, where they continued at anchor until 3 or 4 o’clock of the afternoon.

On the day aforesaid, before it was light, news came to one Thomas Bennett by some that escaped of the first surprisal, who presently held a letter to Mr. James Salmon, of Castlehaven, praying him to use his best endeavours to persuade Mr. Pawlett, who then lay in the harbour with his ship, to haste to the rescue of the foresaid captives, who it seems could not prevail. Then Mr. Salmon presently, with all speed, sent to Captain Hooks, Captain of the King’s ship then riding in the harbour of Kinsale, informing him of the premises, and said Samuel Crooke likewise sent a letter to the Sovereign of Kinsale, manifesting the calamities aforesaid, and praying him to hasten the captain of the King’s ship to their rescue. Mr. Salmon’s man, by his direction, went also from Kinsale to Mallow, to inform the Lo. President of the premises who presently sent his commands to the Sovereign of Kinsale and Capt. Hook to set forth with the King’s ship and to hasten her to the service, who came accordingly within a few days. But the Turks not continued in the harbour longer than they could bring in their anchor and hoyse sail, were gotten out of view, and the King’s ship followed after them , but could never get sight of them.

Endorsed:”The second relation of the Turk’s insolency done at Baltimore, which is more true and punctual than the former, this being attested by the Sovereign, the Burgesses and Sir Samuel Crooke, Baronet.

The list of Baltimore people carried away by the Turke the 20 June 1631

Wm. Mould – himself and boy
Ould Osburne – himself and mayd
Alexander Pumery – his wife
John Ryder – himself, wife and two children
Robert Hunt – his wife
Abram Roberts – – himself, wife and three children
Corent Croffine – himself, wife, daughter and three men
John Harris – his wife, mother, three children and maid
Dermod Meregey – two children and maid
Richard Meade – himself, wife, sister and four children
Stephen Broddebrooke – his wife and two children (she great with child)
Ould Haunkin – himself, wife and daughter
Evans and the Cook- Evans and his boy, Cooke, his wife and maid
Bessie Floodd – herself and sonne
Stephen Pierse – himself, wife, mother and three children
William Symons – himself, wife and two children
Christopher Norwey – himself, wife and child
Sampson Rogers – himself and sonne
Beese Peeter – her daughter
Thomas Payne = himself, wife and two children
Richard Watts – himself, wife and two children
William Gunter – his wife, maid and seven sonnes
John Amble – himself
Edward Cherrye – himself
Robert Chimor – his wife and four children
Timothy Corlew – his wife
John Slyman – himself, wife and two children
Morris Power – his wife
The sum of all carried from Baltimore is 107
Timothy Curlew – slayne
John Davys – slayne

Ould Osburne – sent ashore again
Alice Heard – sent ashore again
Two of Dungarvan – sent ashore again
One of Dartmouth – sent ashore again

They have taken 9 Portingales, 3 Pallicians, 17 Frenchmen, 9 Englishmen of Dartmouth and 9 from two boats of Dungarvan, 47. The sum of all captives is 154

Thomas Osborne Davis wrote a poem about this event. “The Sack of Baltimore”

Fermanagh Muster Rolls, 1630

This index has been created from a chapter in ‘History of Enniskillen’ by W.C. Trimble, 1921. The article contains more information than listed here on the landlords (undertakers) and the men who presented with or without arms for each, such as the barony or lands they came from.

The index is alphabetical, each link brings you to all names beginning with those of the link and names beginning with other letters up to those of the next link. For example ‘Be’ brings you to all names beginning with Be, Bi and Bl. Links back to the Co. Fermanagh page and the Index page for this web site have been provided at the end of each alphabetical grouping. You are advised to read through any grouping for the letter beginning with any surname you are interested in (at least) as there are phonetical variations on surnames in these tables.