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PATENT AND CLOSE
ROLLS OF CHANCERY
REIGN OF CHARLES THE FIRST.
FIRST TO EIGHTH YEAR, INCLUSIVE.
JA MES MORRIN,
CLERK OF ENROLMENTS IN CHANCERY.
BY AUTHORITY OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF HER MAJESTY'S TREASURY, UNCER
THE DIRECTION OF THE MASTER OF THE ROLLS OF IRELAND.
PRINTED FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE:
ALEXANDER THOM, 87 & 88, ABBEY-STREET.
PATENT AND CLOSE ROLLS, CHANCERY,
REIGN OF KING CHARLES I.
PATENT ROLL, 1° KING CHARLES I.-1625.
Charles I. Membrane 1. Appointment of Henry, Viscount Falkland, to the office of Lord Deputy of Ireland.-March 29, 1°.
Membrane 2. The King to Lord Falkland, Lord Deputy :-Right trusty and well beloved, we greet you well : Since it hath pleased Almighty God to take to his mercy our dear lord and father, by whose decease we have accession to his Crowns and kingdoms; it is, and shall ever be, our chief study and care to advance religion and the glory of God, to govern our kingdoms in peace, and to administer justice without partiality to all our subjects; in conformity whereof we have taken our kingdom of Ireland into our special consideration, and to the end our people there may be continued in a settled course of government, we have, in approbation of our royal father's choice, caused our letters patent to be passed and herewith sent unto you, thereby ordaining you to be our Deputy of that our realm of Ireland, during our pleasure; and we bereby authorize you to execute the office of our Deputy of that kingdom, and to take care of the government of our people, according to the tenor of our letters, and such instructions as you have formerly received from the king, our royal father, deceased; hereby also authorizing and requiring you to make publication of the proclamation herewith sent unto you, throughout that our kingdom ; and because we are graciously pleased, for the present, to continue all such public officers of justice as hold their places during pleasure, and such as were formerly of the Privy Council of that kingdom, we do hereby require and authorize you to cause new letters patent to be passed under our great seal of that kingdom, to any such officers of their