Trinity College Library

The following MS. volumes, bearing on the subject of this work, and which we consulted, are deposited in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin; and the Titlepage of the Catalogue in which they are mentioned is as follows:

“Catalogus Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliotheca Coll.: SS: Trin: et Universitatis, Dublin: Plurima ex parte, celeberrimi Jacobi Usserii Archiepiscopi Armachani: Hieronymi Alexander Equitis Aurati: necnon Rev. admodum Johannis Stearne Episcopi Clochorensis, honoratissimi Vice-Cancelarii nostri; sumptibus et cura collectorum: cum Indice Autorum et Rerum maxime memorabilium. Accedunt Classes Numismatum variorum Generum.”





E. 1. 8.

A Book of Family names, both English and Irish.


E. 1. 30.

Names of English and Irish Families, with the Blazon of their arms.


E. 1. 32.


E. 2. 14.

A Catalogue of all the MSS. contained in the Library at Lambeth, relating to the affairs of Ireland.


E. 3. 2.

Pedigrees traced down to the middle of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.


E. 3. 7.



E. 3. 10.

An Account of the Invasion and first invaders of Ireland, under King Henry II.


E. 3. 17.

“Collectiones” by Dan Molyneux; including—“Ordo Nobilium Virorum in Hibernia, regnante Elizabetha Regina.”


E. 3. 18.

King Henry the Seoond’s title to the land of Ireland.


E. 3. 28.

Chronicles of Ireland.


E. 3. 31.

History of the Conquest of Ireland under King Henry II.; and how the Lordship thereof was settled on King John.


E. 3. 33.

The Pedigrees of Cusacks, Plunkets, and Tuites.


E. 4. 17.

The Pedigree of Sir Jenico Preston, Lord Gormanstown, in 1569.


F. 1. 14.

King James’s Army List, in 1689; etc.


F. 1. 21.

English Names that came into Ireland with the Conquest; with the Names of the inhabitants of the several Provinces of Ireland.


F. 3. 1.



F. 3. 15. F. 3. 16.

Plantation Papers, etc.


F. 3. 23

Pedigrees of the principal families that existed in Ireland in the 17th century.


F. 3. 27.

Pedigrees and Obits of the principal families in Ireland in the 17th century.


F. 4. 14.

A list of King William and Queen Mary’s Forces in Ireland, in 1690.


F. 4. 18.

Pedigrees of many hundred Noblemen’s and Gentlemen’s Families chiefly in Ireland, in the 17th century.


F. 4. 27.

Sketch of the State of Ireland, from 1640 to 1721.


G. 1. 7.

Names of the chief Families of Great Britain and Ireland (in the 17th century), with the Blazon of their Arms.


G. 1. 15.

Genealogical Table of diverse Families both in England and Ireland.


G. 2. 19.

Depositions—Rebellion of 1798.


H. 1. 15.

Pedigree of O’Kelly, etc., of Hy-Maine.


H. 2. 7.

This Quarto Volume, called Miscellanea Hibernica, contains Genealogies and Poems; the Exploits and Actions of Hercules, and of the War between the Grecians and Trojans; an Account of Ninus, son of Belus; of Cyrus, son of Darius; and of the Battles, Sieges, etc., between Julius Cæsar, Pompey, Marcus Crassus, etc.; of the Conquest of Gallia, and of England, by Julius Cæsar; of the subjugation of Ireland by King Henry II. of England; of the Crusade: and the finding of the Holy Cross, by Helena, etc. The penmanship of this Vol. (H. 2. 7), which is written in the old Irish character, is certainly beautiful; and, according to Doctor O’Donovan, the Vol. was written in the 14th century.


H. 3.

Genealogies and Romances.


H. 18.

Copy of Book of Ballymote.


H. 24.

Annals of the Four Masters.


H. 64.

Advice to Princes by Cormac (Mac Art), King of Ireland in the third century, to his son Cairbre.


H. 73.

The Book of Rights, with some Genealogies.


H. 82.

A Romance and some Genealogies.


H. 83.

Genealogies and Poems, etc.


H. 84.

Irish Vocabulary, by Lhnyd.


N. 1.

“Stephanus Episcopus Waterford relaxat XV dies Pœnitentiae iis, qui Fabricæ Ecclesiæ magnæ S: Pauli, London,[1] Beneficium aliquod pie contulerint. Datum London 1246.”

In the Catalogue L. 1. 14, and L. 1. 15, are mentioned other MS. Vols. relating to Ireland; but among them the following are the principal:


A. 1. 8.

The Book of Kells.


E. 1. 2.[2]

Genealogy of the Kings of England, etc.


E. 1. 7.

English Genealogies.


E. 1. 8.


E. 1. 9.

Coats of Arms of various families.


E. 1. 14.

(Forms and Index to E. 1. 9.)


E. 1. 15.[3]

The pedigrees and genealogical history of the Kings of England, from Cadwallader to Henry VIII. And “The right and true petygrew off Kynge Cadwallyder, from whom by new and lynyall descens … prynce Kynge Henry VIII.,” etc.


E. 2. 14.

“A Catalogue of all the MSS. contained in the Library at Lambeth relating to the affairs of Ireland,” etc.


E. 4. 19.

Pedigrees of English families.


[1] London: Judging by the date, it must of course have been to the Church of Saint Paul of that period in London that the “Indulgence” alluded to in the foregoing entry refers; for, the present magnificent Church of Saint Paul, London, dates from the sixteenth century.

[2] E. 1. 2: This Vol. is in large folio, written in the 16th century. The leaves are long and folded. To most English readers of the present day the handwriting is illegible; but the following account of the contents of the Vol. is given on a slip of paper pasted on the third blank fly-leaf—in a hand of the latter end of the 17th century.

Genealogiæ Comitum de Engolisme seu Ducum Normaniæ, or—

“The Genealogies of the Kings of England from Adam; of ye family of Herbert, E. of Pembroke; ye family of Powes, Shrewsbury, Nevill L. Furnivall of Lacy, Sarum, Lincolne, Quyney, Ulster, Verdun, Geneville; ye Houses of York and Lancaster, ye Greys of Codnor, Stoke, Bruer, Courtney, Brus of Gower, Penrice, Scurlage, Monsell, Montheny, Clare, Ferrers, Brus of Landymor; The Kings of Leinster; ye Stanleys, Awdleys, Silvester, Mohun, Berkeley, Dompredicourt, Blount, Grey, Lomley; Kings of Scotland and Leinster; Clifford, Brooke of Leighton, Bohun, Beaumount, Beauchamp, E. of Chester; Hatton, Grey of Ruthyn; E. of Holland, E. of Flanders, D. of Gueldesland, of Clives, of Juliers and Berg, of Montens, of Brabant; ye family of Howard, de Montefixo, of Mortimer, Lisle, Calvely, Nevell, Patten, Philippe de Brus. Per Rob. Cooke, Clarencieux Regem Armorum, A.D. 1574.”

E. 1. 2. traces the lineal descent of the Kings of England down from Shem; but, as the name of Woden (who was one of the deities of the ancient Saxons, and a quo the Saxon Woden’s Day, now Wednesday) is No. 26 on that “lineal descent,” we deemed it useless to transcribe the names on that “descent,” after Woden. But the reader who so desires can, by reference to that MS. Vol., satisfy himself on the subject.

[3] E. 1.15: In the Paper No. 83 [sic] in this Appendix, we give the names of all the Kings of England, from the time of Julius Cæsar, down to Queen Victoria, living in 1888; in which the name of “Cadwallyder” or Cadwalladar, mentioned in this Vol., E. 1. 15, is included. That Cadwalladar was not of Semitic, but of the British race, and descended from Constantine of Armorica (or Bretagne), in Gaul, who began to reign, A.D. 431.