In 1603 Lord Mountjoy was made Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland. The night before he entered Cork, the city council was divided in opinion whether to admit him and the army or not. Mead, the recorder, strongly opposed his entrance, and drawing together the Meads, Golds, Captain Terry, Lieutenant Murrough, Fagan, and a great number of people, they would have withstood his Lordship's entrance had not Alderman John Coppinger, Alderman Walter Coppinger, Alderman Terry, the Galways, Verdons, and Martels opposed their designs. - M.S. in Lismore, Cusack's History of Cork, p. 340. Smith's History of Cork, vol. ii, p.102.
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