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Dublin Almanack

01/01/1776

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122 Remarkable Events. Henry II. built a pavilion of platted twigs, near St. Andrew's- church, where he entertained several Irish princes. The same king, by a grant of divers privileges, encou- raged a colony from Bristol to fettle in Dublin. Rich. Strongbow erected the order of Knights Templars, at Kilmainham, near Dublin.— Died of a mortification in his foot, and was buried in Christ- Church. Canons of St. Victor founded in Dublin, by Henry II. priory of St. John, in Thomas- street, founded by Alu- red de Palmer. Great part of the city consumed by fire. Christ- church re- built by archbp. Comyn. St. Patrick's began to be built, by the same, on the site of the parochial church, built by St. Patrick. Henry de Loundres, his successor, erected it into a cathedral, and appointed William Fitz- Guy the first dean. A plague carried off numbers Henry de Loundres, archbp. of Dublin, began to build the castle.— Completed in 1213. Black- monday, so called, on account of a great slaughter, committed by the Irish, on a number of the Bristol people, to the amount of 500 men, who inhabited the city, and went to divert themselves in Cullen's- wood, on Easter monday. Courts of judicature were first erected for the due ad- ministration of justice. Henry III. granted the city to the citizens, in fee- farm, at 200 marks per annum. The customs paid in the city, were 3d. for every sack of wool, 6d. for every last of hides, and zd. for every barrel of wine. A new coinage in Dublin. Great commotion between the prior of Christ- church, and the commonalty, about the tithe fish of the Liffey. The citizens excommunicated by bell, book and candle, for encroaching on the church. Part of the city and Christ- church burnt. Ditto, and St. Werburgh's- church. John le Decer appointed first provost ; and Richard de St. Olave and Jn. Stakebold, first bailiffs of Dublin. 1310
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