A breefe repetition of certeine things done within the course of the historie that are omitted.
HERE by the waie it were not amisse brieflie to touch & declare of certeine
things which happened, & which (for certeine causes) are not at full discoursed in
this storie, as we wished that we might haue had the oportunitie so to haue doone.
First therfore you shall vnderstand that Iohn the kings sonne at his first comming
ouer builded three castels, one at Tibrach, an other at Archeohinan, and the third at
Lisemore. Likewise three worthie gentlemen were lost and killed: namerie, Robert
Barrie at Lisemore, Reimond Fitzhugh at Outhan, and Reimond Kantune at Ossorie.
Also how Donald the prince of Limerike secretile stole vpon the earies armie in
Ossorie, as they were comming from Dublin towards Limerile, and slue foure
hundred Ostomans, and foure noble gentlemen, which were their capteines; among
whom was Ogranie an Irishman. And also Dermond Mac Artie prince of Desmond,
being at parlee with certeine men of Corke not fane from the said towne, was there
set vpon by the said Corkemen & (1) Theobaid Fitzwalter, and there was he and the
most part of his companie slaine. The like happened in Meth, where they of
Kencole & their capteine made a rode, and being set vpon by one William the instice
of that countrie, they were all slaine and a hundred of their heads sent vnto Dublin.
Moreouer Iohn de Courcie found the bodies of saint Patrike, saint Brigid, and saint
Colome at Downe, and remoóued them from thense. Hugh de Lacie builded his
castell at Deruach, was there traitorouslie slaine. Iohn de Courcie at his returne
from out of Connagh lost sixtéene of his best gentlemen. Roger le Powre a valiant,
and a lustie yoong gentleman, was by treason taken and murthered in Ossorie,
wherevpon the Irishmen foorthwith brake out from their due obeisance to the king
of England, and rebelled against the Englishmen, destroied manie castels, and set
the whole realme in a great sturre and vnquietnesse. Other sundrie things happened
which were too long to recite: and therefore leauing the same, we will returne
to our historie.
(1) This Theobald Fitzwalter, who by his nation was named Becket but by his
office Butler, was the sonne of Walter the sonne of Gilbert: & was the first Butler
that came into Ireland, who being a wise and an expert man, was first sent with
William Fitzaldelme. Afterwards he was sent ouer by king Iohn to view and serch
the countrie; and in the end he grew into such credit, that he was infeoffed with
great linings there, as also aduanced (and his posteritie after him) to great honors
& promotions, which now are named earles of Ormond and Ossorie.