ALS from James Morley, Dublin, to John Morris, London,
1666/7 Jan 8.
|Main Creator:||Morley, James.|
Letter is about a case relating to Robert Wallop's lands in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. Robert Wallop (1601-1667) was a member of parliament for nearly forty years, and one of the judges of Charles I (although he did not sign the death warrant). At the restoration after 1660 he was deprived of his estates and was imprisoned, and he died in the Tower of London on November 19, 1667. His confiscated lands were vested in trustees who found that rent had not been paid for the Irish lands. In 1668 an Irish court allowed Wallop's agents to re-enter the lands. Wallop had leased his Enniscorthy lands to an ironworks partnership.
Letter mentions the following people: Robert Greenwell who was overall director of Enniscorthy ironworks; Timothy Stampe promoter of the ironworks, first agent and overseer of the ironworks, to whom in November 1667 the Irish Court of the Chancery awarded 4/11ths of the property of the ironworks.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Address signed on verso in ms ink "These For his honble. friend Mr John Morris at his house in Augustine Fryers [ ] the Dutch Church in London". With red seal and inscription in ms ink "Mr. Morley, January 1666".
James Morley was a lawyer in Ireland for the Clayton and Morris Co. from 1662 to 1674.
Clayton, Morris & Co., law scriveners, merchant bankers and estate agents, of the City of London was originally established in 1636 by Robert Abbot, and was taken over on his death in 1658 by his nephew and apprentice, Sir Robert Clayton, and another of his apprentices, John Morris.
Physical description: 1 sheet (folded) with seal.
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