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Posted by: Debbie (ID *****1244) Date: June 28, 2009 at 22:39:30
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The Scottish Undertakers
The first list of Scottish applicants
for Ulster allotments was completed by September 14, 1609.
The following is the list as given in volume VIII of the official edition
of the Register of the Privy Council of Scotland:

The Second List
The Scottish Undertakers who were actually granted allotments in Ulster
were those on the list made up in 1610 by the King and his
English Privy Council sitting in London.
The following schedule is taken from vol. IX of the
register of the Privy Council of Scotland
Undertakers For 1,000 acres each......(County)
Alexander Auchmutie (Cavan)
John Auchmutie (Cavan)

Aug. 14, 1610 " "COUNTY OF CAVAN: PRECINCT OF TULLOCHONCO (NOW TULLVHUNCO) 3. 1000 acres to Alexander Achmootie (or Achmouty), Fifeshire (probably). Sold to James Craig, 14th August, 1610. 5. 1000 acres to John Browne of Gorgeemill, gent. Sold to Archibald" THE SCOTCH-IRISH OR THE SCOT IN NORTH BRITAIN, NORTH IRELAND, AND NORTH AMERICA
Aug. 6, 1610 "COUNTY OF CAVAN: PRECINCT OF TULLOCHONCO (NOW TULLVHUNCO) 4. 1000 acres to John Achmootie (brother of said Alexander). Sold to James Craig, 6th August, 1610." Precincts or baronies set apart for servitors (Scottish and English)and for natives, with the allotments to each individual, for which grants were issuedTHE SCOTCH-IRISH OR THE SCOT IN NORTH BRITAIN, NORTH IRELAND, AND NORTH AMERICA
PRECINCT OF TULLOHONCO 1. 2000 acres, Jane Hamilton, guardian of Francis Hamilton (grandson of Sir Alexander Hamilton): strong castle and bawn built; 6 freeholders [in 1629 George Griffin, Francis Cofyn, Stephen Hunt, and Richard Lighterfoote were among the freeholders]; 25 lessees. [The inquisition of 1629 names four of these: Stephen and Susan Hunt, Adam Maunderson, John McVittye, and John Acheson.] 2. 1000 acres, Jane Hamilton, widow of Sir Claude Hamilton: no castle built, but a town consisting of 22 houses. 3. 000 acres,} James Craig (grantee of Alexander and John Ach-4. 1000 acres,} mootie): stone castle and bawn; 5 freeholders, 7 lessees, 21 cottagers; able to produce 100 men. 5. 1000 acres, Archibald Acheson (grantee of John Brown): stone bawn; 2 freeholders, 19 lessees; able to produce 28 men. Total in Tullohonco Precinct, 13 freeholders, 51 lessees; able to produce 180 men.

2.ACHMUTIE, Alexander: Dromheada, 1,000 acres, Tullyhunco barony, Cavan. 3.ACHMUTIE, John: Keylagh, 1,000 acres, Tullyhunco barony, Cavan

Killeshandra and the Ulster Plantation
Under the Plantation of Ulster grants were made to five Scottish settlers in the barony of Tullyhunco in 1610. The first of these consisting of 2,000 acres, was granted to Sir Alexander Hamilton, of Endervicke, in Scotland. The lands were to be created into the manor of Clonkine and Carrotubber, with 600 acres in demesne. He was also granted the advowson and patronage of the rectory of Killeshandra. His son, Sir Claud, was granted 1,000 acres near the Leitrim border. It was to be created into the manor of Clonyn or Taghleagh. Two brothers, Alexander and John Achmootie or Auchmothy got 1,000 acres each, to be created into the manors of Kilegh and Dromheada, respectively. Finally, John Browne was given 1,000 acres to be created into the manor of Corrodownan.

Sir James Carew, in his report on the progress of the plantation in 1611, just a year after the grants were made, has the following to say about the Hamiltons:
'Sir Alexander Hamilton, Knt, 2,000 acres in the county of Cavan; has not appeared: his son Claud took possession, and brought three servants and six artificers; is in hand with building a mill; trees felled; raised stones and hath competitent arms in readiness. Besides there are arrived upon that portion since our return to Dublin from the journey, as we are informed, twelve tenants and artificers who intend to reside there and build upon the same'.
Before the end of the year Sir Claud sold his lands to John Hamilton, his agent. He in turn sold them to William Lawder, of Belhavel in Scotland, in 1614. William Lawder died in 1618 and his son sold the lands to Sir Alexander Hamilton, Sir Claud's father. In this way the lands made their way back to the Hamilton family
The Auchmothy brothers never set foot in Ireland. As soon as they got their lands they sold them immediately to Sir James Craige. According to Carew, in 1611, Sir James had already built a walled house with a smith's forge, was in the process of raising stones to build a mill, had four horses and mares and a supply of arms for defense. This castle was at Croghan near Killeshandra. It was 35 feet in height and surrounded by a wall 240 feet in circumference. John Brown, the fifth patentee, sent an agent to Ireland who set his lands to the Irish and then returned to Scotland. In 1612 he sold his lands to Archibald Acheson, of Gosford in Haddington, England. Acheson was a rather influential figure in his day. He was baronet of Nova Scotia, Solicitor General and Joint Secretary for Scotland. His descendants, the Earls of Gosford, held on to the lands of Carrowdronan until the 1870's. Griffith's Valuation of 1858 shows that the Earl of Gosford was a substantial landlord in the Corranea-Arva area of Killeshandra at the time.
In 1618 Sir Nicholas Pynnar was commissioned to report on the progress of the plantation. He was instructed to ascertain whether the undertakers had complied with the terms of their grants by building a strong house surrounded by a bawn and a stone wall: by settling a number of English and Scottish tenants on their lands; by making provision for defense of their lands. Pynnar found the lands of Sir Alexander Hamilton were being held in trust for his grand-son, Sir Francis Hamilton, by Sir Francis' mother , Jane, his father being dead. She was living in a strong castle at Keelagh, known as Castle-Killagh (Keelagh) and there were 31 British families settled on the lands. The castle was four storeys with flankers and turrets for defense. It had a bawn 60 feet square surrounded by a wall 12 feet in height. Nearby was a town with 34 houses inhabited by British settlers. A market was held there very week, initially on a Monday but this was later changed to a Wednesday. It had three fairs in the year, on the Feasts of St Simon, St Jude and St Barnaby. This is the first reference we have to the planter town of Killeshandra growing up near Castle Keelagh and to a lesser extent around the nearby Croghan Castle. In 1631 all the Hamilton lands, a total of 3,000 acres were re-granted to Sir Francis Hamilton and created into the manor of Castle Keelagh.

1610 ACHMUTY,AUCHMUTY, OF TERRITORIAL ORIGIN FROM THE LANDS OF THE SAME NAME IN THE PARISH OF ARKINCH, FIFE.
The first of the name on record appears to be Rotheri de Admulti (as the name was at that time spelled: cf. Auchincraw - Adincraw ). who was one of an inquisition held at Berwick in 1296 which found that Elena la Suchis died seized in demesne in the county of Fife of the third part of the lands of Disards and Strathon ( Bain, 11 p. 216). David de Admulti de eodem was present at the perambulation of the lands od Gaytmilk in 1466 (RD., p, 355), and John Admowtie, who was member of the town council of Stirling in 1565, appears again in 1576 as John Auchmowty (SBR., p. 280). Florentie Auchmouttie had a lease of a tenth of the lands of Halhill and three parts of Melgum c. 1570 (RD., p. 492), William Auchtmowlty was " prebendar of Strigmertyne" (Strathmartin) in 1584 (soltre, p. 242),. Robert Auchmutie, a barber in Edinburgh, having killed another citizen in a duel in 1600 was executed "for having presumed to take the revenge of a gentleman" (Chambers, Dom.Ann. Scott., 1,p.314). George Auchmowtie of that llk is in record in 1602 ( Fordell, p. 157), and ALEXANDER and JOHN AUCHMUTIE were among the scots undertakers granted allotments in Ulster in 1610. A descendant of the family of Auchmuty settled at Brianstown, Co Longford, Ireland, in the first half of the seventeenth century, and this branch is now representative of Auchmuty of that llk. James Auchinmowtie was captain of G.M.ship "The Thrissell in 1628 ( RPC., 2. SER.11. 179). Auchmoutie 1574, Achmowtie 1630, Admowty 1508, Admuty 1450, Aithmuttie1603, Auchinmoutie 1648, Auchmoty 1585, Auchmoute 1603, Auchmouthie 1597, Auchmouttie 1583, Auchmowthy 1551, Auchmowthe 1599, Auchmowthye 1555, Auchmuthe 1588, Auchmowtie 1589, Auchmwtie 1580, Auchmutty 1684.

'James I: Volume 4: October-November, 1603', Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857), pp. 43-56. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14989. Date accessed: 10 November 2008.
calender of state paper,domectic series ,1603-10//pp47,64,88,316,415-achmouty
October-November, 1603.-Oct. 24.Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John Achmouty, John and George Murray, Grooms of the Bedchamber, stuff for winter apparel. [Docquet.]
JANUARY-MARCH, 1604.Jan. 4.Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John and Geo. Murray, and John Achmouty, Grooms of the Privy Chamber, their yearly liveries. [Docquet.]
JANUARY-MARCH, 1604-March 14.Tower.Warrant to pay John Gibb, George and John Murray, and John Achmouty, Grooms of the Chamber, annuities of 20. each. [Docquet. Mar. 14 and May 16.]
May, 1606.???????????Achmouty
July--December, 1607-July 4.Grant to John Achmouty, of sums received by divers persons for the King's service in Ireland. [Ibid., p. 65.]
October-November, 1603,Oct. 24.Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John Achmouty, John and George Murray, Grooms of the Bedchamber, stuff for winter apparel. [Docquet.]
JANUARY-MARCH, 1604-Jan. 4.Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John and Geo. Murray, and John Achmouty, Grooms of the Privy Chamber, their yearly liveries. [Docquet.]
January-March, 1608.March 21.Grant to John Achmouty, Groom of the Bedchamber, of 2,000. as a gift, payable out of the forfeitures of recusants. [Docquet.]

Murray, Levinston, and Achmouty's Naturalization.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of John Murray, John Levinston, and John Auchmoutie, Grooms of His Majesty's Chamber, and Richard Murray, Warden of Manchester.
From: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 2: 1 June 1610', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 2: 1578-1614 (1802), pp. 604-605. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=28583&strquery=Achmouty. Date accessed: 10 November 2008.

James 1 - volume 116 - July 1620
... Westminster. Grant, with survivorship, to John Achmouty, Groom of the Bedchamber,
and Isabel, his wife, of a pension of 500l. per ann. ... by Jas. Achmouty. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
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James 1 - volume 116 - July 1620
... Westminster. Grant, with survivorship, to John Achmouty, Groom of the Bedchamber,
and Isabel, his wife, of a pension of 500l. per ann. ... by Jas. Achmouty. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
Index - A
... Acaster, parsonage of. Acheson, John. Achmouty, Alex., of the Privy Chamber -, John,
Groom of the Bedchamber -, Isabel -, Jas. Acklington Park, Northumberland. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
James 1 - volume 122 - August 1621
... Abercromby. Requests delivery of letters enclosed, to the Ambassador of Venice,
Alex. and John Achmouty, and other friends at Court. Aug. 30. Braintree. 101. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
James 1 - volume 146 - June 1-16 1623
... The King wishes for a patent passing to Alex. Achmouty, of the Privy Chamber, a
pension of 200l. a year, resigned to him by Sir Jas. Balfour. June 10. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
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House of Lords Journal Volume 2 - 1 June 1610
... Knight, within the County Palatine of Lancaster. Murray, Levinston, and
Achmouty's Naturalization. Hodie 2 a vice lecta est Billa ...
Journal of the House of Lords: volume 2 (1802)
James 1 - volume 116 - July 1620
... Westminster. Grant, with survivorship, to John Achmouty, Groom of the Bedchamber,
and Isabel, his wife, of a pension of 500l. per ann. ... by Jas. Achmouty. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
General Index - A
... Abrahamsy, Symon. Accounts, Commissioners of. Achinbreck. Achmouty, Capt. John.
Actoroff, Sibrandt. Adams, John -, Richard. Adderley, Mr. Addis, Mr. -, John. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William and Mary, 1691-2 (1900)
Index - A
... Abergavenny, Lord, see Neville, Hen. Abingdon. Abington, Mr. Achmouty, Alex.
Acton. Acton, And. -, John (goldsmith) -, Sir John -, Rob. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1623-25 (1859)
Index - A
... Acaster, parsonage of. Acheson, John. Achmouty, Alex., of the Privy Chamber -, John,
Groom of the Bedchamber -, Isabel -, Jas. Acklington Park, Northumberland. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
Index - A
... Aberfraw. Abergavenny, Lord and Lady, see Nevill.]. Abergwilly. Abinger. Abington,
Thos. Acatry, clerk of. Achmouty, Jas. Ackworth. Acland, Sir Art. -, John. Acton ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1611-18 (1858)
General Index - A
... Accounts, paper of. Achmouty, John. Acontius, Jacobus, alias Giacopo Acontio
of Trent, alias Jacob Acontis -, letter of -, petition of. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, 1601-3 (1870)
Index AC
... Abraham, Robert. Accession, see James I. Acheson, John. Achmouty, James -, John.
Ackworth, Gregory. Acomb. Acrington. Acton. Acton, Francis -, Robert. Acts, clerk ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857)
James I: Volume 28 - July-December, 1607
... Oxford, for life. [Ind. Wt. Bk., p. 65.]. July 4. Grant to John Achmouty, of sums
received by divers persons for the King's service in Ireland. [Ibid., p. 65.]. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857)
James I: Volume 4 - October-November, 1603
... [Docquet.]. Oct. 24. Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John Achmouty, John and George
Murray, Grooms of the Bedchamber, stuff for winter apparel. [Docquet.]. Oct ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857)
James 1 - volume 81 - July 1615
... [Ibid., No. 44.]. July 19. Theobalds. Grant to Jas. Achmouty, Groom of the Privy
Chamber, of a pension of 100l. per ann. [Ibid., No. 45.]. July 20. Westminster. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1611-18 (1858)
James 1 - volume 122 - August 1621
... Abercromby. Requests delivery of letters enclosed, to the Ambassador of Venice,
Alex. and John Achmouty, and other friends at Court. Aug. 30. Braintree. 101. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
James 1 - volume 146 - June 1-16 1623
... The King wishes for a patent passing to Alex. Achmouty, of the Privy Chamber, a
pension of 200l. a year, resigned to him by Sir Jas. Balfour. June 10. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1619-23 (1858)
Queen Elizabeth - Volume 285 - October 1602
... signed by George Lord Hume, that the King (James I.) will issue this grant at suit
of John and George Murray, John Gibbs, and John Achmouty, grooms of the ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Elizabeth, 1601-3 (1870)
James I: Volume 6 - January-March, 1604
... Jan. 4. Warrant to deliver to John Gibb, John and Geo. Murray, and John Achmouty,
Grooms of the Privy Chamber, their yearly liveries. [Docquet.]. Jan. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857)
James 1 - volume 148 - July 1-17, 1623
... 18.]. July 12. Grant to Alex. Achmouty of 2,000l. penalties adjudged to the Crown
in the Court of Common Pleas or other Courts. [Sign Man., vol. XV., No. 20.]. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1623-25 (1859)
James I: Volume 31 - January-March, 1608
... [Docquet.]. March 21. Grant to John Achmouty, Groom of the Bedchamber, of 2,000.
as a gift, payable out of the forfeitures of recusants. [Docquet.]. March 21. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: James I, 1603-1610 (1857)
William and Mary - December 1691
... Whitehall. Commission for Daniel Hartford to be cornet of that troop, whereof Captain
John Achmouty is captain in Colonel Wolseley's regiment of horse. [Ibid. ...
Calendar of State Papers Domestic: William and Mary, 1691-2 (1900)
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from the Surnames of Scotland
AUCHTERMUCHTY, From AUCHTERMUCHTY, in Fife.Malcom de Huctermoodi was one of the Jurors on an inquest on land in Fife in 1298 [Bain,11 P 216], & Thoams de Hucermickedy or Houctyr Mokedy was a caron of St Andrews in 1298 [pap. lett., p.576].

CAVAN - TULLYHUNCO BARONY (southwestern Cavan)
HAMILTON, Sir Alexander of Inerwick
Haddington
Clonkine and Carrotubber, 2,000 acres
ACHMUTIE, Alexander Midlothian Dromheda, 1,000 acres       
ACHMUTIE, John Midlothian Keylagh, 1,000 acres
BROWN, John of Georgiemill Midlothian Carrodonan, 1,000 acres
HAMILTON, Sir Claud of Cochno or Cochnogh Dumbarton Clonyn alias Taughyleagh, 1,000 acres

NAMES IN THE LAND GRANTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Grant to Alexander Achmootie [196]. The small proportion of Dromheada [197], containing the lands of Drumfart,1/2 poll; Quinemore, 2 polls; Dromlyne, one poll; Gartnartin, 1/4 poll; Laghtnafiny, 1/2 poll; Corromaghin, one poll; Downanow, one poll; Amaghtarcorne, one poll; Aghcarrow, one poll; Tollagh, one poll; Cromcrin, 1/4 poll; Shalghwy, one poll; Portlanghill, 2 polls; Dromchorie, 3/4 of a poll; Carromconagh, 2 polls Dromany, one poll;Crodrom, one poll; 3/4 of Bohora; Dromheada, one poll; Dromvoloskie, one poll; Ardra,one poll; and 1/11 of Dromro, next to Ardra; in all, 1,000 acres. The pollof Crinowe, and the 1/4 of Bohora, containing 60 acres, are excepted from this grant. The premises are erected into the manor of Dromheada, with 300 acres in demesne, and a court baron. Rent, 5l. 6s. 8d. English. To hold forever, as of the castle of Dublin, in common socage . 24 June, 8th [1610]

Grant to John Achmootie [198] The small proportion of Keylagh [199], containing the lands of Tonyley, Dromany, Slutewarid, Loughchenn, and Taghabane, one poll each; Croghin,4 polls; Molaghdone, Aghnacriny, Markan, Keylagh, and Clonkeine, one poll each; 3/4 parts of the pollof Clarhagh, next Killdailen; Listernan, 2 polls; Killnacrosse,Tagheagh, Carrotouny, and Kilnegreighan, one poll ach; eleven of the twelve parts of the poll of Dromcartagh next to Keylagh; two-twelfth parts of the oll of Dromynan next Clonkeine; in all, 1,000 acres. The poll of Boched, and one- fourth of the poll of Clarhagh, containing 60 acres, are excepted from this grant. The premises are erected inton the manor of Keylagh, with 300 acres in demesne, and a court baron. Rent, 5l. 6s. 8d. English. To hold forever, as of the castle of Dublin, in common socage. 27 June, 8th [1610].

[196]
Achmootie.- This undertaker had a brother in the Royal household, through whose influence he, no doubt, was admitted to the benefits arising from the Ulster plantation, but as to what place in Scotland he originally belonged, we are unable to affirm.

[197]
Dromheada--- The lands of Dromheada lay in the centre of the precinct, and are represented on the map as cntaining two small lakes not named, several, small patches of bogs, but no woods.

[198]
Achmootie.--- Brother of Alexander Achmootie,above-mentioned. On the 24th October, 1603, there is a warrant to deliver to John Achmouty as a groom of the Bedchamber, stuff for winter apparel. January 4, 1603-4, a warrant to deliver him his yearly livery. March 16, 1603-4, a warrant to pay him an annuity of 20; July 4, 1607, a grant of sums received by divers persons for the King,s service in Ireland. And in March , 1608, a grant to Achmouty, as groom of the Bedchamber, of 2,000., as a gift, payable out of thr forfritures of recusants.
See calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, 1603-10, pp,47, 64,88,316,415.

Debbie


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