13th Earl answer appears assignes beautiful brother called Castle considered continued copy Cork Countess of Desmond county of Cork Court dated daughter death Deputy died doubt Dublin Earl of Desmond earldom Edward Eliz Elizabeth English engraving equally estates evidence father Fitz five Fynes Moryson George Gerald Gilis Ny Cormyk give granted hand heirs held husband Inchiquin Inquiry Inscription interest Ireland Irish issue James John jointure June Kathrin Kildare King Lady lands late lease letter living London Lord Majestie manor March marriage married Maurice medal mother murdered named nature never notice obtained Old Countess original painting Parliament passed period persons picture portrait present probably Queen question record reign resting Richard Roche Scotland Sir Thomas Sir Walter Ralegh statement term Thomas of Desmond town wife Youghal
Page 86 - Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen : and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to • the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Page 57 - They seldom marry out of their own town, and contract with one another, not in presenti but in futuro, or else consent without any manner of deliberation. Upon this account, the least difference generally parts them, the husband taking another wife, and the wife another husband ; nor is it certain whether the contract be true or false, till they die. Hence arise feuds, rapines, murders, and deadly enmities about succeeding to the inheritance. The cast-off wives have recourse to the witches, these...
Page 70 - a competent " livelihood of freehold for the wife, of lands and tenements; " to take effect, in profit or possession, presently after the " death of the husband ; for the life of the wife at least.
Page 70 - ... for an estate for years, of whatever duration, is less than a freehold. But if a sufficient estate be limited to the wife upon condition, her acceptance of such conditional jointure, makes it good ; for this estate supports the wife well enough, and it is in her power to continue...
Page 51 - History of the World, says expressly that he himself " knew the old Countess of Desmond, of Inchiquin, who lived in the year 1589, and many years since, who was married in Edward the Fourth's time, and held her jointure from all the Earls of Desmond since then; and that this is true, all the noblemen and gentlemen of Munster can witness.
Page 68 - knew the old Countess of Desmond of Inchiquin in Munster, who lived in the year 1589 and many years since, who was married in Edward the Fourth's time, and held her jointure from all Earls of Desmond since then ; and that this is true all the noblemen and gentlemen of Munster can witness.
Page 70 - A MS. State Paper, dated 1589, enumerates among the forfeitures of the attainted Garrett, 'the castle and manor of Inchiquin, now in the hands of Dame Katherine Fitz-John, late wyfe to Thomas, sometyme Earl of Desmond, for terme of lyef as for hir dower.
Page 54 - ... weary with life, their children, in charity, bring them to die upon the shore of Ireland, as if their island would not permit them to die. In our time the Irish Countesse of Desmond lived to the age of about one hundred and forty years, being able to go on foot four or five miles to the market-towne, and using weekly soe to doe in her last yeeres ; and not many yeeres before she died she had all her teeth renewed.