AN ACT For the Attainder of divers Rebels▪, and for preserving the Interest of Loyal Sub∣jects.
HUMBLY beseech your Majesty, the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That whereas a most horrid Invasion was made by your unnatural Enemy the Prince of Orange, invited thereunto, and assisted by many of your Majesty's rebellious and trayte∣rous Subjects of your Majesty's Dominions; and such their inviting and assisting, made manifest by their perfidious de∣serting your Majesty's Service, in which, by your many Prince∣ly Obligations, besides their natural Duties, they were boun∣den; and having likewise to obtain their wicked ends, rai∣sed and levied open Rebellion and War in several places in this Kingdom, and entered into Associations, and met in Conventions in order to call in and set up the said Prince of Orange, as well in Ulster and Connaught, as in the other Provinces of Munster and Lienster: To quell which, your Sacred Majesty's late Deputy in this Kingdom, Ri∣chard, then Earl, and now Duke of Tyrconnel, before your Majesty's happy Arrival in this Kingdom; and your Sa∣cred Majesty since your Arrival here, have been necessitated Page 242 to raise an Army to your Majesty's great Charge and Expence. And though the said Rebels and Traitors, after their having the impudence to declare for the Prince and Princess of O∣range against your Sacred Majesty, were with all mildness and humanity called in to their Allegiance, by Proclamations, and Promises of Pardon for their past Offences, and Prote∣ction for the future: And though some of the said Procla∣mations assured Pardon to all such as should submit them∣selves; and that no Persons were excepted in the last Procla∣mation besides very few, not exceeding▪ Ten in number, and few or none of any note came in, in obedience there∣to; and that very many of the Persons who came in upon Protections, and took the Oath of Allegiance to your Maje∣sty, were afterwards found amongst the Rebels in open Arms and Hostility, when taken Prisoners or killed, such Protecti∣ons being found with them. (So villanous were they by ad∣ding Perjury to their former Crimes, That it may be Enacted, and be it Enacted by your most Excellent Majesty, by, and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in this present Parliament Assem∣bled, and by Authority of the same, that the Persons here∣after named, being Persons who have notoriously joined in the said Rebellion and Invasion, and some of which are upon Indictments condemned, some executed for High Treason, and the rest ran away, or abscond, or are now in the actual Service of the Prince of Orange against your Majesty, and others kill'd in open Rebellion (viz.) Francis Marsh Lord Archbishop of Dublin, James Butler Duke of Ormond, Richard Boyle Earl of Cork, Cary Dillon Earl of Roscomon, William Earl of Strafford, Edward Brabazon Earl of Meath, John Earl of Mulgrave, Vaughan Earl of Carberry, William O Bryan Earl of Inchiquin, Charles Coote Earl of Mountrath, Henry Moor Earl of Drogheda, Charles Talbot Earl of Waterford and Wexford, Hugh Montgomery Earl of Mountalexander, Richard Earl of Ranelagh
Sidney Earl of Leicester Villers Viscount Grandison, James Annesly Viscount Valentia, and Earl of Anglesey, George Viscount Castleton, Page 243 S•udamore Viscount S•udamore of Sligoe, Lu•bly Viscount Lu•bly of Waterford, Wenman Viscount Wenman of Tuam Buckley Vis∣count Buckley of Cashel, Francis Boyle Viscount Shannon, John Skevington Viscount M•ssareene Cholmun∣dy Viscount Cholmundy of Kells, Richard Boyle Viscount Dun∣garv•n, alias Lord Clifford, Maurice Berkeley Viscount Fitz-Harding of •eerehaven, William Caulfield Viscount Charlemont, Morrough Boyle Viscount Blessington, James Lane Viscount Lanesborough, Da•ney Viscount Down, William Stewart Viscount Mount▪joy, Adam Loftus Lord Lis∣burn, Ezekiel Hopkins Lord Bishop of Derry, William Sheri∣dan Lord Bishop of Killmore, William Digby Lord Digby of Geashell, Henry Lord Blany of Monoghan, Henry Lord Herbert of Castle-Island Sherrard Lord Sherrard of Leytrim Lord W•rton, Robert King Lord Baron of Kingston, Richard Coote Lord Baron of Coloony, Charles Petty Lord Shelburne, Henry O Bryan commonly called Lord Ibrickan, Robert Dillon commonly called Lord Kilkenny-West, William O Bryan commonly called Lord O Bryan, Son to the Earl of Inchiquin, Robert Lord Lucas, Sir Arthur Royden of Moyra Baronet, Sir Arthur Cole of New∣land Baronet, Sir Robert Reading of Brareil Baronet, Sir Wil∣liam Temple Baronet, late Master of the Rolls, Sir Francis Blundell of Edenderry Baronet, Sir Laurence Parsons of Bir Baronet, Sir Richard Reynells of Dublin Baronet, Sir Chri∣stopher Wandesford of Castle▪ Comber Baronet, Sir Thomas South∣well of Castlematres Baronet, Sir Simon Eaton of Dunmoylen Baronet, Sir Emanuel Moore of Ross Baronet, Sir Robert South∣well of Kinsale Baronet, Sir John Osborne of
Baronet, Sir Robert Staples of Lissane Baronet, Sir James Caldwell of Bellick Baronet, Sir John Humes, of Castle-Humes Baronet, Sir Francis Hamilton of Castle-Hamilton Baronet, Sir Arthur Longford of Summer-Hill Baronet, Sir William Francklin of Belfast Baronet, Sir Oliver St. George of Head∣ford Baronet, Sir Robert King of Rockingham Baronet, Sir William G•re of Mann•r-Hamilton Baronet, Sir William Courtney of New-Castle Baronet, Sir William Tichburn of Bew∣lyPage 244 Baronet, Sir Samuel Barnadiston Baronet, Sir Robert Cottrill of New-town Knight, Sir Joshua Allen of Dublin Knight, Sir Mat∣thew Bridges of the same Knight, Sir Phillips Coote of Kil∣lester Knight, Sir John Temple of Palmerstown Knight, Sir Charles Meredith of Green-Hills Knight, Sir Richard Ryves of Dublin Knight, Sir Richard Stevens late of Dublin Knight, Sir John Edgeworth of Lissane Knight, Sir Robert Clayton Knight, Sir Richard Buckley of Dunlavan Baronet, Sir Henry Fane of Loghgurr Knight, Sir Robert Holmes of Ardagh Knight, Sir Richard Hull of Leamcon Knight, Sir Matthew Dean of Cork Knight, Sir Henry Ingoldesby of Dangen Knight, Sir John Topham Knight, Sir Francis Brewster of Brewster∣field Knight, Sir Albert Cunningham of Mount-Charles Knight, Sir Tristrum Beresford of Ballykelly Baronet, Sir John Magill of Gill-Hall Knight, Sir Nicholas Atcheson of Mul∣laghbrack Knight, Sir George St. George of Dummore Knight, Thomas Coote of the City of Dublin Esq Richard Foster Esq William Worth Esq lately one of the Barons of the Exchequer, John Eaton Esq Counsellor at Law, Lieutenant Joseph Stopford, Ensign Thomas Stanly, Captain Oliver Long, Captain Thomas Flower, Lieutenant Buckridge, Lieutenant Robert Pointz, Lieutenant John Povey, John Guest Gent. Henry Briscoe Gent. Samuel Morison Gent. Ensign George Withers, William Connelly Gent. Robert Lowry Gent. Hugh Hamilton Gent. Samuel Walton Merchant, James Barloe Taylor, Richard Mills Bricklayer. Matthew French Sen. Merchant, Josias Patterson Chyrurgeon, Lieutenant Edward Wolfe, William Knox Gent. Captain David Parry, John Desboroe Wire-Drawer, Wil∣liam Knox Gent. Brother to Sir John Knox, William Crow Esq John Warburton Esq Robert Doyne Esq William Keating Gent. John Lyndon Senior Esq Lieutenant William Berry, Phillip Savage Esq William Moore Esq Denny Mushchamp Esq Luke King Gent. late Deputy Muster-master: All late of the City and County of the City of Dublin. Robert Ware of Dublin Esq Robert Mouldsworth of Breckingstown Esq Joseph Wilkinson of Palmerstown Clerk, John Weave Ju∣nior of Gl•ssnervan Gent. John Finglass of Barnenagiragh Gent. Francis Marsh of St. Patrick's Close Gent. Jeremy Marsh of Page 245 the same Gent: All in the County of Dublin. Henry War∣ren of Grangebegg in the County of Kildare Gent. George Mervin of Toberegane Gent. John Sankey of Reban Gent. Wentworth Harman of Castleroe Gent. Dean Theophilus Harri∣son of Osberstowne, John Margettson of Bishops-Court Esq Ed∣ward Bayly of Corbally Gent. and William Franshaw of Lucan Esq All in the County of Kildare. John Dunbarr of Ca∣therlogh in the County of Catherlogh Gent. and Captain Chid∣ley Coote of Shierwood-Park in the said County, Francis Flood of Kill-Clonfert in the Kings County Gent. John Bald∣win Junior of Currughlouty Esq Samuel Moss of Eglish Gent. William Adare of Littur Gent. Jonathan Darby of Leape Gent. John Gray of Castletown Gent. George Lowther of Killogally Clerk, Captain Newcomen Atkinson of Lieute∣nant James Hamilton of Bark, Andrew Hamilton of the same Gent. Phillip Armstrong of Stonestown Gent. Charles Armstrong of the same Gent. Edmond Armstrong of the same Clerk, John Arm∣strong of Endrim Gent. William Parsons Esq Son to Sir Laurence Parsons, Lieut. William Parsons Brother to Sir Laurence Parsons, Will. Parsons of Ballintemple Gent. Evan Lloyd of Tumagh Gent. and Richard Warburton of Garrinch Esq All late of the Kings County. Colonel John Fitz Patrick of Castletown in the Queen's County, Samuel Matthews of Ballykeally Esq Thomas Piggot of Bannagherry Gent. Thomas Owens of Rathmoyle Esq Wil∣liam Beard of Colt Gent. Captain Tobias Caulfield, Tho∣mas Piggott of Grangebegg Esq Hapton Harris of Mount∣mellick Gent. Colonel Thomas Coote, John Deacon of Dro∣meene Gent. Henry Wect of Corballis Gent. Thomas Kitchin Junior of Slaty Gent. Isaic Haslam of Marryborrow Gent. St. Leger Gilbert of the same Gent. Adam Kidder of Aghbo Gent. John Baly of Corbally Gent. and Thomas Starkey of Mount∣rath: All late of the Queen's County. ▪Captain Robert Chop∣pin of Newcastle in the County of Longford, Anthony Shep∣pard of the same Gent. Captain Francis Edgeworth of Crane∣logh, Ambrose Edgeworth of Lissard Gent. Arthur Bush of Longford Esq John Wallis of the same Esq John Dean of the same Gent. Samuel Forth of the same Gent. Archibald Hamilton of the same Gent. Robert Hamilton of the same Page 246 Gent. John Green of the same Gent. Robert Dunbarr of the same Gent. Robert Smith of Aghatuappagh Gent. Thomas West of Cranalagh Gent. John Lesly of Tully Gent. George Trimble, Walter Trimble, John Trimble Gentlemen, Quarter-master John Aghumly of Newton Carson Clerk. John Stern Gent. Hugh Morgan of Newcastle Esq Captain Henry Crofton of Moyhill, and Catharin Vice-Countess-Dowager of Ranelagh: All late of the County of Longford. Thomas Blyth of Rathmore in the County of Meath Esq Samuel Bull of Greenanstowne Esq James Tandy of Druestowne Gent. John Owens of Ballynedru•ney Gent. Joseph Deane Junior of King∣stowne Esq Stafford Lightburne of Newhagga•d Gent. Charles Meredith of Newtowne Esq Arthur Meredith of Dollards∣towne Esq John Ford of Ardsallagh Esq William Williams of Knockglass Gent. John Woods Junior of Garclony Gent. Joseph Woodward of Drumbarragh Gent. Simon Roe of War∣ringstowne Gent. and Ezekiel Webb of Dunsaghlin Clerk, Ro∣bert Thornhill Junior of Little Blackhall Gent. Captain Mat∣thew Aylmer of Balrath, Captain George Aylmer of the same, James Napper, alias Tandy Napper of Drinstowne Esq John Osborne of Stackallen Esq Joseph Stophard Esq and Robert Thornhill Senior of Little Blackhall Gent. All late of the County of Meath. Robert Smith Vicar of Ballyloghloe in the County of West▪Meath, Benjamin Fletcher of Lowbaskin Gent. Richard Meares of Carpenters-town Gent. William Cambel of Tubber-Cormuck Gent, George Jones of Rathconrath Gent. Lew∣is Barloe of Balnaferagh Gent. John Tipping of Dromore, Ro∣bert Rochford Esq Alexander Murry of Ballynafide Gent. John Forbes of Boardstowne Clerk, Captain Thomas Whittney of Derrydowne, Dillon Pollard of Castle-Pollard Gent. Francis Leigh Son to Sir James Leigh, Captain John Phillips of Kill∣patrick, Robert Pa•kenham of Bracklin Esq Hugh Bowen of Ledwitstowne ▪Gent. Lewis Meares Junior of Meares Court Gent. and Thomas Tipping of Dromore Gent. All late of the County of West-Meath. Anthony Horsy of Kilcrony in the County of Killkenny, Captain Richard Coote of▪ Tullymaine, Captain James Hamilton of Three Castles, Captain Thomas Newburgh of Killbreckane, Lieutenant Edward Woods of Page 247Loghnyes, George Villers of Dunamangan Gent. Henry John∣son of Upper Claragh Gent. Joseph Fennel late of Winde∣house Gent. Captain Samuel Matthews of Bonestowne, Captain Thomas Flower of Dorrow, John Tubman of Bunchestown Gent. Jonathan Dann of Killkenny Gent. William Jones of Mullin-Brohy Gent. Lieutenant Hugh Deane late of Outrath, William Baxter late of Killkenny, Lieutenant James Butler of Bram∣blestown, and Isaac Mukins of Killkenny Merchant: All late of the County of Killkenny. Colonel Solomon Richards of Wexford in the County of Wexford, Bartholomew Vicars of Wexford Clerk, John Chichester of Prospect Esq Samuel Bar∣rington of Colnehorny Gent. Barrakias Wallis of Dunganstowne Gent. John Radford Esq eldest Son of Captain Radford, Charles O Hara, alias Harroe of Killdoody Gent. and Henry Wallop of Enescorthy Esq All late of the County of Wex∣ford. Thomas Burrows of Mounthuske in the County of Wickloww Gent. Hugh Magill of Baltrasney Gent, and James Moore of Glaneily Gent. in the County of Wicklow, Edward Perkinson of Atherdee in the County of Lowth Clerk, John Bankes of the same Gent. Timothy Bankes of the same Gent. John Ruxton Junior of the same Gent. Henry Allen of the same Merchant, Matthew Ruxton of the same Gent. Charles Ruxton of the same Clerk, James Sallary of the same Gent. Daniel Poe of Drumsgoolestowne Gent. Henry Baker of Du∣maghan Esq John Smith of Dundalke Gent. Jerome Smith of the same Gent. Edward Snell of the same Merchant, VVil∣liam Shuel of the same Merchant, Christopher Dalton of the same Gent. Phillip Dalton of the same Merchant, Joseph Toomes of the same Gent. Thomas Lambert of the same Gent. Henry Ponsonby of Pepperstowne, James Brabazon of Carrstowne Gent. VVilliam Young of Atherdee Gent. VVilliam Disney Junior of Stabannon Gent. Cornelius Devlin of Mayne Gent. Hugh Mitchel of Atherdee Gent. Christopher Fortesque of Dromiskin Esq Edward Edwards of Phillipstowne Esq John VVinne of Rahesker Gent. Simon Gooding of Bregans∣towne Gent. James▪Herne of S•carmore Gent. Henry VVarren of Atherdee Gent. Richard Sandome of the same Gent. Gre∣gory Bolton of Dundalke Gent. James Greaton Junior of Page 248 the same Gent. Robert Blackwell of Atherdee Gent. Quater∣master Thomas Parkes of the same, Ardel Coultrane of Dun∣dalke Gent. David Glaizer of the same Gent. Thomas Hud∣son of the same. Gent. Richard Dawson of the same Esq Walter Smith of the same Gent. William Mason of the same Gent. Serjeant Booth of Carlingford: All late of the County of Lowth. Thomas Greenoge of the Town of Drogheda Gent. John Heeny of the same Inn∣keeper, Nehemiah Elwood of the same▪ Lieutenant John New∣ton of the same: All of the Town of Dragheda. Bar∣tholomew Gibbons of Covinger Gent. Stephen Palmes of Cor∣graige Gent. Jonathan Bowles of Newcastle Gent. William Ralph of the same Gent. John Chinnery of Craggan Gent. Richard Chinnery of the same Gent. Nicholas Chinnery of the same Gent, Thomas Ponsonby of Bally-Cullenbegg Gent. John Ponsonby of Fanstowne Gent. Thomas Creede of Garrynader∣key Gent. Oliver Walsh of Ballymullane Gent. James Howard of Limerick Gent. William Southwell of Castlematres Gent. Thomas Moore of the same Gent. George Bryan of Shana∣golden, John Flinn of Castlematres, Ralph Emerson of the same, Robert Moore of Limerick, John Swayne of Cloghomswhey, John VVhitacre of Lisseenesheely, Robert Pheaby of Rathkeale, Robert Pope of the same, Robert Robinson of the same, John Treth of the same, John Crow of the same, John Green of Cloghnarral, VVilliam Clarke of the same, James Huggin of the same, VVilliam VValker of the same, Michael Daly of Clasbane, Henry Berry of Limerick Yeoman, Richard Cooper Son to Cooper of Knocklong, VVilliam Palmes of Corgraige Gent. Francis Courtney Esq James Courtney Esq and Richard Courtney Esq Sons to Sir VVilliam Courtney, John Ormsby, and Arthur Ormsby Sons to Captain Arthur Ormsby, Chid∣ley Coote, Fitz Charles of Ballyshane Esq John Dowdall, of Cappagh Gent. Henry Palmes of Corgraige Gent. Henry Holmes of Killmallock Gent. John Southwell of Castlematres Gent. VVilliam Jephson Prebend of Donaghmore, Cap∣tain Chichester Phillips, Richard Ingoldesby of Ballybric∣keene Esq Charles Odle of Castlemackeniry Gent. Miles Jack∣son of Ballyvulloge Gent. Nicholas Monuckton of Ballyne∣frankyPage 249 Gent. Samuel Cox of Ballyne Gent. Charles Oliver of Cloghanotuhey Esq Richard Coote of Esq George Crofts Junior of Cloghill Gent. Samuel Foxon Junior of Li∣merick Esq Thomas Trenchard of Corgraige▪ Esq Henry Trenchard of the same Esq and Hugh Massey Junior of Doou∣treyleig Gent. All late of the County of Limerick. Henry Tent of Ballycrenane in the County of Cork Esq Thomas Aderly of Inishonane Esq Edward Boyle of Shannon Park Esq Randall Roberts of Mountlong Gent. Charles Fenwick of Glancreeni Gent. Cuthbert Wilkinson of Killpatrick Gent. Francis Strange of Shangraige Gent. John Hodder of Ballyea Gent. Edward Phillips of the same Gent. Richard Cox of Clognakilly Esq Richard Pyne of Water Park Esq Allen Broderick Esq Robert White of Brynee Gent. Captain Henry Boyle of Ballymartir, Arthur St. Leger of Donerayle Esq James Low of Courte Gent. Henry Low of the same Gent. John Courthrop of Little Island Esq John Walton of Kinure Gent. Henry Daly of Ballydahin Gent. Captain Boyle Ald∣worth of Newmarket, Lawrence Clayton of Moyallow Esq Willam Hodder of Ballyea Gent. Samuel Hodder of the same Gent. Richard Covett of Ballygarran Gent. Anthony Butler of Barnahulla Gent. Joshua Mitchell of Corke Merchant, John Watkins Senior of Ballymee Gent. Arthur Dillon of Qr town Esq William Jephson of Mallow Esq Thomas Purdon of Ballyclogh Esq Bartholomew Purdon of the same Esq Adam Purdon of Moyallolodge Esq Richard Coudran of Westtown Gent. Thomas Badham of Ballymakie Gent. Francis Roberts of Britfield'stown Esq Thomas Knowles of Killehey Gent. John Roberts of Britfield'stown Gent. Barry Love of Rynerone Clerk, William Dyer Senior of Robertstown Gent. William Dyer Junior of Labacon Gent. Sweeteing Walton of Kinure Gent. Anosepherus Houghton of Ballyngarry Gent. Robert Littler of Ballindesigg Gent. Gabriel Low of Gortagre∣nane Gent. Samuel Whistler of Island Funchin Gent. John Napper Gent. Edward Riggs of Island Funchin Gent. Bryan Townesend of Castletown Gent. Francis Townesend of the same Gent. Kingston Townesend of the same Gent. Robert Cookin of Killcoleman Gent. Thomas Ware of NewcestownPage 250 Gentleman, William Ware of the same Gentleman, Henry Jones of Bandon Gentleman, John Sullevan of the same Gentleman, Ralph Charters of the same Gentleman, Alex∣ander Barrington of Castletown Gentleman, Vincent Barring∣ton of the same Gentleman, Ralph Cleer of the same Gentleman, Arnold Gookin of Killnutane Gentleman, Doctor John Harding of Garranachoonig, Thomas Dennis of Bandon Gentleman, Phillip White of Brenny Gentle∣man, Lieutenant Robert Blackney of Castlemartre, Thomas Coackly of the same Clerk, Rowland Davys of Burdinstown Dean of Ross, James Spencer of Castlemarter Clerk, John Jephson of Moyallow Esq Richard Farmer of Ardragh Gentleman, Edmond Bately Gentleman, Edmond Bishop of Ladies-bridge Gentleman, William Reason Senior of the same Gentleman, William Reason Junior of the same Gentleman, John Reason of the same Gentleman, John Field Gentleman, Richard Field Gentleman, Richard Bet∣tisford of Middleton Gentleman, Richard Crooke of Inchy∣rahilly Gentleman, Francis Bernard Junior of Castlemahon Esq Francis Harvey of Cork Gentleman, Arthur Bernard of Castlemahon Gentleman, Herbert Baldwin Junior of Cloghi∣nah Gentleman, Hayes Crosse of Ballygillane Gentleman, Henry Rice of Kinsale George Herick of Polenelong Gentleman, Robert Faulkes Junior of Curraghueheusy Gentle∣man▪ Thomas Lane of Ballynfeunator▪ Gentleman, John Borne of Cloucallagh Gentleman, Thomas Adderly of Castle∣town Gentleman, Sampson Twogood of Bandon Esq John Evans of Ballyphillips Esq Piercy Freak of Rathbarry Esq Thomas Broderick of Ballyannon Esq Richard Newman Ju∣nior of Ballymagnolly. Esq Anthony Raymond of Mitchells∣town Esq George Widenham of Castletown Gentleman, Tho∣mas Cooke of Corke Merchant: All late of the County of Corke. Charles Boyle Esq Son to the Lord Dungar∣van alias Clifford in the County of Waterford, Colonel Ed∣ward Fitz-Gerald alias Villers of Drumana, Captain Stepen Stanly of Curtiswood, Cornelius Bolton of Fatleck, Son to Captain Bolton; Richard Francklin of Temple Mitchell Gent∣leman, John Spencer of Youghall Gentleman, John NapperPage 251 of the same Gentleman, John Stanly of Curtiswood Gentle∣man, Captain Francis Foulkes, and Samuel Maynard, Son and Heir apparent of Sir Boyle Maynard: All late of the County of Waterford. Henry Hickman of Dunagurroge in the County of Clare Gentleman, Thomas Hawkins of Killal∣low Gentleman, Connor O Bryen of▪ Drumore Gentleman, James Hamilton Esq Son to William Hamilton, and Fran∣cis Burton of Buncraggii Esq All late of the County of Clare. Robert Blenerhassett of Killorglain alias Castle-Conway Gentleman, John Blenerhassett and Robert Blenerhasset, Sons to the said Robert; John Blenerhasset of Ballysidy Gentle∣man, Samuel Morris Junior of Ballybeggan Gentleman, Jasper Morris of Ballyengowne Gentleman, William Gun of Rathoe Esq Richard Gun Son and Heir to the said William, Richard Orpin of Gortkinlinny Gentleman, Robert▪ Tophin of Gortaglass Gentleman, Josaph Taylor of Killowen Gentleman, John Ponsonby of Stackstown Gentleman, Thomas Ponsonby of the same Gentleman, Thomas Collis of Tanlagh Gentleman, Thomas Palmer of Gortaglass Clerk, Arthur Dillon of Ardtully Gentleman, Theophilus Morris of Ballybeggan Gentleman, Samuel Raymond of Ballyloghrane Esq William Nicholson of Tralee Innkeeper, Barry Denny of Barro Gentleman, Pierce Crosby, Son and Heir apparent of Patrick Crosby; William Stanton of Ratoath Gentleman, Walter Thomas of Killeene Gentleman, and Samuel Wilson▪ Clerk: All late of the County of Kerry. Captain Henry Fox of Lackymore in the County of Tipperary, Stephen Moore of Hoare Abbey Esq Captain Chidley Coote of Ardmayle, Andrew Co•lter of Clon∣mell Gentleman, Michael Parker of Killosalla Gentleman, Edward Legg of Ballinderry Gentleman, Theophilus Legg of the same Gentleman, Arthur Taylor of Noane Gentleman, Robert Foulkes of Baptists Grange Gentleman, Lieutenant Bradston of James Harrison of Clogh Jordan Esq and George Lehunt of Ballymore Esq All late of the County of Cipperary. Henry Cunningham of Mount Charles Gentleman, William Wray of Castlerea Esq Michael Sampson of Fan•e Esq John Hamilton of Murragh Esq George Vaughan of Buncranagh Esq John Forward of Coole∣mackirtanePage 252 Esq Henry Hart of Muffe Esq Francis Cary of Redcastle Esq George Hart of Muffe Esq Hugh Hamill of Lifford Esq John Mountgomery of Croghane Esq John Nisbitt of Tully Idonnell Esq James Nisbitt of the same Esq Wil∣liam Groves of Castle Shannaghan Esq Kilmer Braizier of Rath Esq Matthew Cockaines of Raphoe Esq Samuel Nor∣man of London-derry Esq Major Gustavus Hamilton of Rusgoile, Andrew Knox Junior of Carheuenacannanagh Gentleman▪ Matthew Babington of Castledoe Gentleman, Ralph Mansfield of Killigordan Gentleman, James Greham Senior of Ballar∣hule Gentleman, James Greham Junior of the same Gentle∣man, James Young of the same, Matthew Scot of Kinvre Gentleman, William Knox of Raphoe Gentleman, John Knox of the same Gentleman, John Wigton of the same Gentle∣man, Robert Cowen of St. Johnstown Gentleman, John Cowen of the same Gentleman, John Stewart of Dunduffe Gentle∣man, Stewart of Ballyleane Gentleman, Patrick Connelly of Belashannon Gentleman, Patrick Spence of Donnegall Gentleman, Robert Spence of the same Gentleman, Matthew Spence of the same Gentleman, George Spence of the same Gentleman, Charles Calhoone of Letterkenny Gentle∣man, William Cunningham of Ballydavys Gentleman, Alexan∣der Nisbitt of Tully Idonnell Gentleman, Andrew Lindsey of Castlemurry Gentleman, Charles Lessley of Termonmagrath Clerk, Tristrum Sweetenam of Bartt▪ Gentleman, George Sweetnam of the same Gentleman, VVilliam Cary of Redcastle Gentleman, George Byers of Loghlycarrylan Gentleman, John Orr of Let∣terkenny Gentleman, James Orr of the same Gentleman, William Brice of the same Gentleman, Alexander Hogg of Logheaske Gentleman, James Sinkler of Ramalan Gentleman, Henry Paton of the same Gentleman, William Farrald of Baugherbegg Gentleman, Hugh Caldwell of Donnegall Gentleman, John Crafford of the same Gentleman, Matthew Strong of Clou•ee Gentleman, James Strong of the same Gentleman, George Everis of Donnegall Gentleman, Andrew Hamilton of Gentleman, Thomas Folliot of Bellashannon Gentle∣man, Francis Earles of the same Gentleman, Francis Jen∣ningsPage 253 of the same Gentleman, William Walker of Donnegall Gentleman, Ralph Gore of Magharabegg Esq Bazill Benson of Stravorlan Gentleman, James Fisher of Derry Gentleman, John Folliot of Bellashannon Esq Charles Hamilton of Cavan Esq and Captain Jervis Squire of Donaghmore: All late of the County of Donnegall and Londonderry. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Gordan of the County of Tyrone, Robert Kerr of Omagh Gentleman, Thomas Kerr of the same Gentleman, John Hamilton of Callidon Esq Robert Huston of Castlestewart Esq Alexander Sanderson of Tullylagan Esq Francis White of Ballymagrane Gentleman, William Goodlett of Derry Gally Gentleman, William Cunningham of Cuagh Esq John Cornwall of Mullaghmargaret Gentleman, James Moore of Garvy Esq Son to William Moore; James Moore of Tully Gentleman, James Moore of Derryoretty Gentle∣man, Thomas ▪ Kerr Senior of Dunnaghmore Gentleman, John Morris of Gortnaglagh Clerk, Henry Maxwell of Gle∣narb Gentleman, James Maxwell of the same Gentleman, Alexander Woods of Kinard Gentleman, John Lowry of Aghiennis Gentleman, Robert Lowry of the same Gentle∣man, John Lowry Junior of the same Gentleman, Thomas Leech▪ of Belloragh Gentleman, William Leech of the same Gentleman, William Moore of Anaghloghan Gentleman, David Kearnes of Askragh Esq Charles Eccles of Fentonagh Gentleman, Samuel Eccles of the same Gentleman, John Graron of Aghir Gentleman, James Nisbitt of Killegreene Gentleman, Adam Tate of Ballygally Gentleman, Charles Hamilton of the same Gentleman, Captain Archibald Hamilton of Stantowny, Henry Mervyn of Omagh Esq Audley Mervyn of Trelick Gentleman, William Garvan of Derry Gentleman, Francis Delapp of Moylagh Gentleman; Andrew Mac Causland of Claraghmore Gentleman, George Hamilton of May Gentleman, James Hamilton of Downlong Esq Ro∣bert Hamilton of Killiloony Gentleman, James Hamilton of Ardnoblisg Merchant, William Hamilton of Ballyfattane Gentle∣man, Matthew Babington of Urney Gentleman, George Walker of Dunaghmore Clerk, John Lesley Junior of TirkernaghanePage 254 Gentleman, William Stewart of Killemoon Gentleman, and Oliver Mac Causland of Rash Esquire: All late of the Coun∣ty of Cyrone. Charles Calwell of Bellick in the County of Fermannagh Esq Son and Heir apparent of Sir James Cald∣well, Captain Abraham Creighton of Crum, David Rynd of Dervoland Esq William Wisshart of Clounteffrin Esq Gusta∣vus Hamilton of Moynea Esq William Erwyn of Ballydullagh Esq Christopher Erwyn of the same Esq his Son, Walter Johnston of Millick Esq George Bochanon of Enniskilling Esq Francis Johnston of Derrycholaght Gentleman, William Bar∣ton of Ro• Island Gentleman, Robert Johnston of Aghanuce Esq Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Montgomery of Corrard, Ro∣bert Montgomery of Derrybroske Gentleman, James Creighton of Crum Gentleman, James Aghineleck of Bellaghinleck Gentle∣man, Andrew Forster of Drumgoone Gentleman, Hugh Rosse of Rossdagagh Gentleman, Christopher Carleton of Bohne Gentleman, John Moffett of Letterboy Gentleman, Adam Betty of Carne Gentleman, Rowland Betty of Ardverny Gentleman, John Betty of the same Gentleman, John Croizier of Ca∣van Gentleman, Lawrence Crafford of Cavancarragh Gentle∣man, Jason Hassart Senior of Mullyvesker Gentleman, Jason Hassart Junior of Killnemaddue Gentleman, Lieutenant Wil∣liam Ellet of Staraghan, Robert Catcarth of Creaghmore Gentle∣man, Archibald Hamilton of Drummarry Gentleman, Gabriel Shore of Magheryboy Gentleman, Edward Morton of Mullene∣gough Gentleman, Lieutenant William Smith of Greenish, Tho∣mas Winslow of Derryvore Gentleman, John Folliot of Fillenn Gentleman, William Green of Killeter Clerk, John Leonard of Magwyersbridge Gent. Patrick Breadan of▪ Derryboy Gent. Thomas Ellet of Galoone Gent. Doctor John Lesley of Derry∣voland Parish, Allen Cathcart of Enniskilling Gent. William Cottington of the same Gent. Thomas Dunbarr of the same Gent. William Smith of Clounish Clerk, John Andrews of Kino∣bir Clerk, John Forster of Carnemackasker Gent. Thomas Bird of •issanaskea Gent. William Browning of Beallanamallagh Gent. George Cashell of Dromine Gent. Robert Clarke of Ennis∣killing Merchant, James Delapp Senior of the same Gent. Page 255James Delapp Junior of the same Gent. Alexander Forker of the same Gent. Thomas Shore of the same Gent. Matthew Webster of the same Gent. William Frith of the same Gent. William Mac Cormock of the same Gent. John Hall of the same Gent. William Cole of Colehill Gent. Bartholomew Drope of Carrow∣rasky Gent. James Johnston of Magheryboy Gent. Richard Evett of Magherestephenagh Gent. Merick of the same Gent. Thomas Humphery of Aughvenuhue Gent. William Humphry of Drumard Gent. John Croizier of Crockneale Gent. Jamis Callhowne of Crevenish Gent. Charles Bingham of the same Gent. Alexander Johnston of Mullaghsillogagh Gent. Hugh Mountgomery of Carhue Esq Thomas Rosgrave of Gorldonochoe Gent. Ezekiell Webb of Enniskilling Clerk, George Humes of Cullenecrunaht Clerk, Cornet John Maddison of Cloonygally, John Meanes of Stramreagh Gent. John Humphery of Moun∣terfadaghane Gent. Edward Pockridge of Gortuadrige Gent. Henry Walton of Laghnagalgreene Gent. William Walton of the same Gent. John Booreman of Coolebegg Gent. John Aber∣cromby of Drumcroe Gent. Robert Galbraith of Drumadoone Gent. George Ellet of Tully Gent. Alexander Wyre of Mu∣maghan Gent. Thomas Chittoge of Cash Gent. William Little of Drumenagh Gent. John Humes of Aghrim Gent. VVilliam Little of Ardumsin Gent. James Dundas Gent. Hugh Cath∣cart of Tullyshanlan Gent. Alexander Cathcart of Ennisway Gent. James Cathcart of the same Gent. Andrew Johnston of Drumbeggan Gent. James Hamilton of Tullycreevy Gent. John Keer of Drumsillagh Gent. Robert Johnson of Ginnivan Gent. Thomas Hinston of Killerny Gent. Henry Robinson of Rosserolbane Gent. James Elliot of Storchin Gent. Robert Elliot of the same Gent. Thomas Elliot of Gallune Gent. Daniel Armstrong of Chive Gent. Robert Armstrong of the same Gent. Captain James Corry of Castlecoole, John Creighton of Aug∣haloane Esq Charles Belfore of Lisneskea Esq William Belfore of the same Esq Captain Hugh Magill, Captain Edward Da∣vys of Knockballimore, and James Humes, Son and Heir appa∣rent of Sir John Humes: All late of the County of Fer∣managh. William Brody of Cavan Andrew Bell of Page 256Aghucrive Gent. John Bell of the same Gent. Ambrose Bedell of Carudallan Gent. Robert Booth of Drumcorbane Yeoman, William Cunningham of Killesandra Clerk, Thomas Coach of Cabragh Esq Alexander Charter of Aughucony Gent. Arnold Cosby of Drumury Gent. Thomas Coote of Coote-Hall Esq Doctor Cooke of Clerk, James Coulding of Bealaheafe Clerk, David Campbell of Bonnough Yeoman, Arthur Culme of Lissnemeane Esq Edward Dixie Dean of Killmore, Charles Mac Fadden Junior of Quilcagh Gent. Edward Mac Fadden of the same Gent. William Gun of Drummury Gent. Captain Meredith Gwyllin of Belacon∣nell, Henry Hamilton of Ballyborea Esq Thomas Heny of Agh∣crive Yeoman, Richard Heny of the same Yeoman, Thomas Hart of Cumlin Gent. Daniel Hudson of the Manner of Ske∣ogh Gent. Michael Leeds of Clunigunily Gent. Richard Lewis of Lismore Gent. Patrick Laughy of Aughkillmore Yeoman. John Laughy of the same Yeoman, James Moore of Tullivin Gent. John Maxwell of Farename Gent. Robert Maxwell of the same Gent. Thomas Newborogh of Belahayes Esq Broghell Newborogh of the same Gent. Joseph Robinson of Barcony Gent. Mark Robinson of the same Gent. Robert Sanderson of Castle∣sanderson Esq William Steevens of Courteusangan Gent. John Strong of Tanlagh Yeoman, James Strong of the same Yeo∣man, Oliver Steevens Senior of Gorteuesangan Gentleman, Oliver Steevens of the same Gentleman, Thomas Steevens of the same Gentleman, Samuel Townely of Moynehall Esq Francis White of Redhill Esq VVilliam VVard of Torroburt Gent. James Young of Coolebane Gent. Joseph Tate late of Killcanan Yeoman, James Hill of Killitter Gent. John Mee of Botler's-Bridge Gent. Matthew French Senior of Beltur∣bett Merchant, Daniel French of the same Merchant, Thomas Netters of the same Yeoman, VVilliam Chaplein of the same Yeoman, VVilliam Cunningham Minister of Carrickallin, Conn Parett of Bealaheas Gent. Christopher Harmon of Belanacar∣rig Gentleman, Henry VValdrom of Cavan Esq James An∣derson of Killesandra Gentleman, Thomas Mac Vice of Coolebane Gentleman, John Ballard of Cavan Innkeeper, Page 257John Price of the same, yeom. John Holland of the same, yeom. Robert Cregg of Anghubane, yeom. Thomas White of Redhill, gent. George Russel of Belturbett, Inkeeper▪ John Richard of the same, yeom. Abraham▪ Kottnan of the same, yeoman: William Wardell of the same, yeom. Bryan Vosse of the same, yeom. William Coplin Sen. of the same, yeoman: William Coplin Jun. of the same, yeom. Richard Keepe of the same, yeoman: Peter Eakuby of the same, yeom. Thomas Bagnall of the same, yeom. John Termand of the same, yeom. Henry Gwyllims of Dublin, gent. Thomas Humes of Killesandra, gent. Henry Edge∣worth Esq and Thomas Newborough Jun. of Bow Island, gent. All late of the County of Cavan. Hugh Mountgomery of Carrow in the County of Monoghan, Esq Blany Owens of Mo∣noghan-Duffe, Esq Thomas Cole of Ballyleck, Esq Richard Pock∣ridge of Aghanamallagh, Esq William Smith of Corhallin, Esq John Forster of Toton, Clerk: Henry Richardson of Ballyclyan, gent. John Wildman of Skea, gent. Thomas Wildman of the same, gent. Henry James of Skearvan, gent. John Fisher of Cornbarran, gent. John West of the same, gent. John Scoutes of Dromick, gent. Serjeant John Oysher of Gortmore, Roger Smith of Knock, Francis Rosse of Anaghine, gent. John Forster of Drom∣reske, gent. David Farguson of Raconnel, gent. John Mountgo∣mery of Rafinane, gent. James Mountgomery of the same, gent. John Ginn of Tidamit, gent.▪ Robert Mountgomery of Mullaghti∣more, gent. William Robinson of Cappock, gent. Serjeant John Wright of Clunt▪ John Lachkin of Cugullagh, yeom. James Write of Scardoan, gent. Abraham Dancy of Aghaboy, gent. John Mac Nab of Glaslogh, gent. Andrew Mac Nab of the same, gent. Thomas Johnston of the same, gent. Oliver Ancktell of Ancktell's-Grove, gent. Richard Ancktell of the same, gent. Matthew Ancktell of the same, gent. Roger Holland of Drumbanchor, gent. James Holland of the same, gent. Captain Richard Dawson of Killcroe: William Dawson of the same, gent. Lancelot Dawson of the same, gent. James Wright of Anaghagh, gent. John Slack of Tyranerii, gent. Richard Wright of Tolcham, gent. George Scott of Bogh, gent. John Breedy of Forvas, gent. Robert Thomas of Aghaboy, gent. John Forster of Clunvely, gent. James Moore of Bartry, Gentleman: Captain Samuel Eccles of Cartuedarragh: Page 258 George Robinson of Kilcoran, gent. George Robinson Jun. of the same, gent. John Nelson of Mahiry, gent. John Knox of Glaslogh, gent. Captain Joseph Johnston of Cranvale: Lieutenant Colen Johnston of the same: James Mac-Gerhey of Roscorvan, gent. William Browne of Ballounhengty, gent. Lieutenant Henry Owens of Monaghduffe, Edward Owens of the same, gent. John Sparks of Corvechessa, gent. John Dawson of Kilcroe, gent. Isaack Daw∣son of Dromany, gent. David Karnaghan of Ballanageeragh, gent. Joseph Walsh of Dromrinagh, gent. Thomas Pardy of Killeneck, gent. Fulke Flinton of Skrunageeragh, gent. Lieutenant John Graham of Glascogh: Henry Walton of Loghmagulgreene, gent. Henry Robinson, of the same, gent. William Robinson of the same, gent. Cornet John Maddison of Amy: Ensign Edward Mad∣dison of the same: James Christy of Monoghan, Clerk: William Willock of Dromhillagh, gent. Capt. John Ryder of Ballamure: Serjeant Thomas Walsh of Lesly: James Cooper of Drumbar∣ragh, gent. Alexander Cooper of the same, gent. Capt. Thomas Coote of Kilgrewy: John Cossens of Corrivelly, gent. John Cossens Jun. of the same, gent. Walter Curry of Clan, gent. John Atkin∣son of Dromore, gent. Thomas Portys of Clundenory, gent. Francis Johnston of Crosbane, gent. Dacre Barret of Clownish, gent. Capt. William Wishard of Clantewrin, Capt. Walter Dawson of Rash: William Smith of Clownish, Clerk: William Warren of Monaghan, Clerk: John Knox of Glaslogh, Clerk: Thomas Fitz-Symons of Tullycorbot, Clerk: Michael Gipson of Monaghan, Clerk: William Maxwel of Farkland, gent. John Bradshaw of Lys•llinch, gent. Charles Corson of Clovanle, gent. Ensign Christopher Crow of the same: George Frizel of Cumer, gent. William Johnston of Clownish: George Gibb of the same, gent. George Hamersly of the same, gent. Capt. Francis Forster of Castle-Caulfield: William Johnston of Tyhallon, gent. John Gilmore of Monoghan, gent. Hugh Gilmore of the same, gent. Thomas Ellis of the same, gent. Thomas Burgis of the same, gent. Thomas Younge of the same, gent. William Keiran of the same, gent. David Meads of the same, gent. John Sharp of the same, gent. John Togher of Castle▪ shane, gent. George Knight of the same, gent. Abraham Knight of the same, gent. John Mills of the same, gent. William Torre• of the same, gent. James Burdin of the same, gent. Robert Scott of Page 259 the same, gent. William Scott of the same, gent. Robert Scott of Anaghanle, gent. Capt. Bazil Brooke of Tullaghgallan, John Dobb of Carick, gent. Capt. Bernard Ward of the same: Bryan Ward of Ballynure, gent. Capt. Arthur Bashford of the same: Edward Clarke of the same, gent. Serjeant William Fox of the same: Andrew Mountgomery of the same▪ Clerk: Serjeant John Oysler of Enniskillin: John Webster of Monaghan, gent. James Parr of the same, gent. Richard Parr of the same, gent. William Smith of Kilmore, gent. Thomas Clugston▪ of Monaghan, gent. Thomas Holmes of the same; gent. Col. Richard Cole of Ballyleck: Lieutenant Francis Cole of the same: Ralph Barlow of Anaghmallagh, Clerk: Capt. James Corry of Bally Clanard: Lieutenant Edward Dixie of Ballyrush: William Robinson of the same, gent. Joseph Thornton of Coragore, gent. George Thorn∣ton of the same, gent. William Thornton of the same, gent. Thomas Thornton of the same, gent. Samuel Corry of Glaan, gent. Nathaniel Corry of the same, gent. And Isaiah Corry of the same, gent. All late of the County of Monoghan. Pophan Conway, alias Seymor, Esq Clothworthy Skeffington of Antrim, in the County of Antrim, Esq Col. Robert Adaire of Bally∣menagh: Capt. Edward Harrison of Killulagh: Capt. Archibald Edmonson of Ballygarry: Arthur Upton of Temple-Patrick, Esq Capt. Richard Dobb Jun. of Ballynure: Lieutenant Col William Shaw of Gemeway: Lieutenant Col. Charles Stewart of Ballintoy: Capt. William Stewart of Grigary: Andrew Rowan of Oldstowne, Clerk: Capt. William Rowan of the same: Capt. William Shaw of Bash: Capt. Patrick Shaw of Ballygally: Capt. James Shaw of Belfast: Henry Shaw of Ballyvoy, gent: Capt. George Mac Cartney of Belfast: Capt. Hugh Mac Neale of Clare: Lieute∣nant Col. Robert Hueston of Cregg: Francis Hueston of the same, gent. Capt. William Adare of Ballymenagh: Capt. Michael Galland of Vowes: Benjamin Galland of the same, gent. Capt. John Hamilton of Cloghmits: James Hamilton of the same, gent. William Hamilton of the same, gent. Capt. William Eaton of Dunfane: Capt. John Biggarstaffe of Rossegifte: Capt. John Lyn∣don. Jun. of Carrickfergus: Capt. John Harper of Ballymenagh: James Mac Clure of Kilmackevet, gent. Joseph Cunningham of the same, gent. Forrist Shortrix of Antrim, gent. John Mac CayPage 260 of Mults, gent. George Buttle of Glenarme, gent. John Donelson of the same, gent. Patrick Agnew of Killanter; gent. William Cragg of Glenarme, gent. George Johnston of Glins, gent. John Crumy of Ballymony, gent▪ James Stweart of Ballyluske, gent. Wil∣liam Mac Fetrisk of Carneglass, gent. Robert Clugston of Bel∣fast, gent. John Mac Neale of Billy, gent. . . . . Harvyes of Ballymuny, Clerk: Alexander Boyde of Carranmore, gent. John Fullerton of Ballagh, gent. Capt. Ralph Smith Junior, Capt. Hercules Davys: John Davys Esq Son to Hercules Da∣vys; and Clothworthy Upton Esq All late of the County of Antrim. John Hawkins of Rathfryland in the County of Downe, Esq James Hamilton of Tullimore, Esq James Ha∣milton of Bangor, Esq James Hamilton of Carricknasire, Esq Charles Ward of Killaugh, Esq Bernard Ward of Castleward, Esq George Maxwell of Killaleugh, Esq Son to Sir Robert Maxwell: John Mac Neale Dean of Down: Daniel Mac Neale of Dun∣drum, gent. William Breete of Nappers-Town, Esq John Hamil∣ton of Errenagh, Esq Jasper Brent of Nappers-Town, Gent. Bernard Brent of the same, Gent. Richard Turke late of Downe, Gent. Hugh Browne of the same, Gent. Rowland Browne of the same, Gent. William Palmer of Castleskrine, Gent. Markes Hodges late of Downe, Gent. George Johnston of Kil∣cleefe, Gent. Anthony Lock of Downe, Gent. John Haddock of Cornebane, Gent. William Redmond of Clontough, Gent. Robert Ecclin late of Killough, Gent. John Ward of Castleward, Esq John Smart of Cookes-Town, Gent. John Blackwood Jun. of Ban∣gor, Gent. Henry West of Ballydugane, Esq William Pringle of Laghnebaper, Gent. David White of Reliagh▪ Gent. John Ring∣land of Kilmore, Gent. George Maxwell of Derryboy, Gent. James Erwyne of Killeleagh, Gent. Leutenant James Butler of Rincady: Alexander Stewart of Ringduffrant, Gent. James Pat∣tent of Magherknock, Gent. Hugh Wallace of Ravera, Gent. Patrick Hamilton of Gransagh, Gent. Arthur Maxwel of Drum∣bridge, Gent. James Mac Gill Jun. Son to Captain James▪ Mac▪ Gill: John Mac Gill of Munallon, Gent. Matthew Beates of Ballyvinchan, Gent. Edward Jackson of the same, Gent. John Ealine of Erquine, Esq William Mac Cormuck of the same, Gent. William Mountgomery of Rosmond, Esq Hugh Maxwel of Bally∣quinline: Page 261 James Mountgomery, Son to the aforesaid William: James Bailey of Eninsorkey, Esq Hugh Mac Gill late of Kirs∣town, Esq Archibald Mac Neale, Clerk: Hugh Mountgomery of Ballymagowne, Esq John Mountgomery of Carrickboy, Gent. James Rosse of Portefore, Esq William Hogg of Barrady, Gent. John Stenson near Bangor, Gent. John Blackwood of Bangor, Gent. James Berkeley of Ballysallagh, Gent. John Sanders of New∣town, Gent. David Campbel of Cumber, Esq Hugh Mountgo∣mery of Ballymalady, Gent. Gowin Hamilton of Lisswine, Gent. William Hamilton his Brother: James Moore Sen. of Bally∣bregagh, Gent. James Moore Jun. of Corrukmainu, Gent. John Wallas of Ravera, Gent. Hugh Fairely of Boordmil, Gent. Francis Annesly of Cloghmaghericat, Gent. Hugh Johnston of Reademon, Gent. Lenmel Matthews Archdeacon of Downe: Alexander Bally of Reindefferant, Gent. Thomas Wardlow late of Mourne, Gent. William Shaw of Rafindy, Gent. Robert Gibson of Dromeragh Parish, Gent. Alexander Stewart late of Ard∣mullin, Gent. Roger Hall of Lagan, Esq John Norris of New∣castle, Esq John Robinson of Tullimore, Gent. Henry Monrow of Drominskagh, Esq James Waddel of Ishan Derry, Gent. Hugh Waddle of the same, Gent. Alexander Waddle of the same, Gent. William Haltridge of Dromore, Gent. Robert Swift of Lissnereward, Gent. Robert Campbel of Laghans, Gent. William Campbel of Tollyeare, Gent. Jeremy Mussindine of Hilsborough, Gent. Thomas Johnston late of Gilhall, Gent. Willian Manson of Ballynaleary, Gent. Charles Casslet of Laghinlan, Gent. John Boyle of Dromnovady, Gent. Nicholas Bagnal of Newry, Esq Nicholas Price, Esq John Law of Mangerlin, Gent. James Slone of Dublin, Esq Cornet William Mountgomery of Gransagh: Richard Warren of Clonconnel, Gent. Thomas Warring of the same; and Robert Rosse of Rathfryland, Gent. All late of the County of Downe. Downeham Cope of Dromely, Esq James Maxwel Jun. of Mullaghiteny, Esq James Gillapsy of Anagh∣rope, Gent. John Erwin of Tynan, Gent. William Heardman of Dartan: Francis Hamilton of Tullybrock, Gent. Hugh Rowley of Tubbermore, Esq Francis Obery of Clantylne, Gent. Wil∣liam Richardson of Legecurry, Esq George Blacker Jun. of Knockbridge, Gent. Henry Hunter of Ballymeally Gent. Page 262Jonathan. Powel of Ballybroly, Gent. Daniel Maddin of Tone∣regge, Gent. William Denny of Clonbrazile, gent. John Dawson of Ardmagh, gent. Walter Dawson Sen. of the same, gent. Walter Dawson Jun. of the same, gent. Ralph Trueman Sen. of Braccagh, gent. Meredith Workeman of Meagh, gent. Captain John Johnston of Dromconnel: Robert Fenly of Hamilton's-Bawne, gent. Thomas Ball of Glassedromi, Esq Charles Pointz of the same, gent. Major Joseph Strowde of Lisburne; and Joseph Strowde, Gentlem. All late in the County of Ardmagh. Alexander Stewart, Esquire, Son to the Lord Mountjoy: War∣ham Jemett, Collector: Captain Alexander Lacky: Captain Samuel Norman: Captain Matthew Cockins: Captain Alexander Tompkins: Captain John Tompkins: Captain Thomas Moncreiffe: Captain James Lenox: Captain Horan Kenedy: Lieutenant Wil∣liam Crookeshankes: Lieutenant James Boyde: Lieutenant James Spicke: Lieutenant Daniel Sherrard: Lieuten. Edward Brookes: Lieutenant William Wallace: Lieutenant Henry Long: Lieute∣nant William Macky: Lieutenant Robert Morrison: Lieutenant William Newton: Lieutenant Henry Campsy: Lieutenant Henry Thompson: Col. George Philips of Newtownlemevaddy: Captain William Smith: Captain Andrew Alexander: Captain Thomas Philips Junior▪ Lieutenant Col. Edward Cary of Dungiven: Captain Alexander Skipton: Captain Stephen H•ard: Captain James Strong: Captain Thomas Ash: Captain James Howey of Muffe: Captain Samuel Hobson: Captain George Skipton of Foughanveale: Captain John Gage of Moygillan: Capt. . . . Hallneare of Ballycastle: Captain Abraham Hilhouse of the same: Colonel George Canning of Garvagly: Captain Nicholas Edwards of Kilreah: Captain William Church: Capt. . . . Miller: Capt. Adam Downing of Ballaghy: Captain Matthew Mac Loran of Dawsonsbridge: Captain Hugh Reamy: Lieutenant Col. William Cunningham of Ballydrum: Capt. James Rea: Captain Samuel Wright: Lieutenant Col. Robert Lundy; and David Rosse of Londonderry. Gent. All late of the County of Londonderry. Captain John Forward of Coolemackeiltrean: Capt. John Cowan of S. Johnston: Capt. Francis Cary of Redcastle: Capt. George Vaughan of Buncrannagh: Capt. Henry Hart of Muffe in Enishone: Captain Robert Cary of Whitecastle: Cap∣tain Page 263William Latham of Ballymagrorty: Lieutenant William Cary of Ballyeany, alias Bridestown: Thomas Blaire of Aghadny, gent. Henry Gorge of Somerset, Son of Col. Gorge; and Patrick Jordan of Castleroe, Gent. All late of the Counties of Donnegal or Detty. Oliver St. George Jun. of Headford, Esq second Son to Sir Oliver St. George: Richard St. George of Dunmore, Esq George▪ St. George of the same, Esq John Blackny of Gallagh, Esquire: Robert Corlewes of Dunmore, gent. John Eyres of Eyres Court, Esq and Samuel Eyres of the same. All late of the County of Galway▪ Daniel Hutson of St. John's, Esq Capt. Chidley Coote of Voughterhire: John Drury of Callow, gent▪ Edward Nickleson of Castlereagh, Clerk: Edward Hawkes of Roscommon, Clerk: Thomas Floyd of Croghane, Esq Toby Mulloy of Knocvic•ar, gent. Edward Sandford of Castlereagh, gent. John Teadon of Boyle yeom. George Crofton of Kilbridge, gent. John Nickleson of Castlereagh, Clerk: Henry Irwing of Boyanagh, yeom. William Lambert of Moyheiden, gent. Richard Glasse of Clooneawne, gent. Jacob Jaques of Athlone, Innkeeper: Anthony Cope Dean of Elphin: Henry Yeadon of Boyle, Clerk: Gilbert Ormsby of Tobervaddy, Esq and John Crofton of Kilbride, gent. All late of the County of Roscommon. Arthur Cooper of Marker, Gent. Richard Cooper of the same, gent. William Ormsby of Court, gent. Francis King. of Ballindune, gent. Charles Dodd of Tyrillel, gent. Robert Foliot of Dromdony, gent. Henry Hughs and Thomas Hughs of Cra∣hane Barony, gent. William Harlow of Rathmullin . . . . Thomas Hart of Ballinspor: George Cooper of Tyrillel, gent. Morgan Hart of Ballinspor, gent. Robart Hart of the same, gent. James Nipper of Tobberaghoirne, gent. Richard Brookes of Tully∣begg, gent. Doctor John Lesly of Ballitogher, Clerk: Stephen Ormsby of Castleloghdaregin, gent. Roger Smith of Knocknasa∣mer, gent. Henry Nickleson of Bellanagargine, gent. Roger Nickle∣son of the same, gent. Adam Ormsby of Comine▪ gent. Francis Ormsby of Carene•row, gent. Richard Smith of Coolany, gent. Francis Gore and William Gore of Sligoe, gent. Coote Ormsby of Sligoe, Clerk: Peirce Geathing of the same, Esq Philip Cox of the same, gent. Humphry Booth of the same, Esq Humphry Booth Jun. of the same, gent. Anthony Colly of Moyhgara, gent. Richard Phillips of Sligoe, gent. James Soden of Grange, gent. Page 264Jeremy Jones of Arduaglass, Esquire: Lewis Jones of the same, Esq John Urwing of Tonregoe, gent. Alexander Urwing of the same, gent. Thomas Griffith of Ballingchara, Esq Thomas Griffith, Jun. of the same, gent. William Griffith of Sligoe, gent. Richard Nesson of Grange, gent. Ensign William Story of Rosse: Thomas Osborne near Sligoe, gent. Henry Osborne of the same, gent. Henry Grissin of Sligoe, gent. William Nicleson of Ardtairmane, gent. Charles Nicleson of Larrass, gent. Edward Hunter of Ballyelly, gent. Richard Wood of Laccan, Esq Edward Wood of Court, Esq Stephen Wagget of Cooluny, yeom. Thomas Crocar of the same, yeom. Samuel Nicleson of Castle Canure, gent. Roger Walton of the same, Tanner: Michael Jones of Legbane, Clerk: William Mortimer of Tyrellel, gent. William Mortimer Jun. of the same, gent. Thomas Cashoe of Ballysadara, gent. Thomas Burne of Castle Canure, Tanner: Arthur Gore of Sligoe, gent. John Palmer of Knockmullin, gent. and Thomas Ormsby of Comin, gent. All late of the County of Sligoe. Arthur Gore of the County of Mayo, Gent. Son and Heir to Sir Arthur Gore: Major Owen Vaughan of Carrowmore: Charles Bingham of Foxford, gent. Captain Thomas Brent of Ballinrobe: James Moore of Killala, gent. Cl•ud Watts of Tyrally, gent. John Robinson of Rathreagh, gent. Lawrence Mackin of Rathduffe, gent. Benjamin Long of Mayne, gent. Lewis Winn of Ballyvighan, Esq John Bingham Sen. of Foxford, Esq All late of the County of Mayo. William Lowther, Esquire: James Nisbitt, Esq Robert Galbraith, Gent. Robert Collys: William Nichols: Gustavus Nichols: William Parsons: Lieutenant Robert Elliot: . . . . . Waagh: Thomas Floyd, Esq Captain Hugh Mountgomery: Capt. Edward Nicholson: Robert Craige: William Charleton: Capt. . . . Mansley: Lancelot Lowther: William Elliot: . . . Graham: John Anderson: Thomas Vernloe: Francis Gore: James Max∣wel, Clerk: William Cunningham, Clerk: Robert Rosse, Clerk: Henry Palmer, Clerk; and James Wynn of Lorgan Boy, Esq All late of the County of Lietrim: Whether Dead or Alive, or Kill'd in Open Rebellion, or now in Arms against your Majesty, or otherwise: And every of them shall be deemed, taken and reputed, and are hereby declared and adjudged Traytors, convicted and attainted of High Treason, and shall Page 265 suffer such Pains of Death, Penalties and Forfeitures respectively, as in Cases of High Treason are accustomed. Provided, that in case it happen that any of the Persons hereby Attainted, or to be Attainted, do now abide or dwell in this Kingdom, and are amenable to the Law, that then and in such case, if such Person and Persons do by the Tenth day of August, One thou∣sand Six hundred Eighty nine, without compulsion, of his own accord come in and deliver himself to the Lord Chief Justice of your Majesties Court of Kings-Bench in Ireland, or to any other of the Judges of the said Court, or of any other of your Majesties Four Courts in Dublin, or to any Judge of Assize in their Circuits, to be charged with any Treason, to be charged or imputed to him or them, that then and in such case, such Person and Persons (if after acquitted by the Laws of this Land, or discharged by Proclamation) shall be freed, dls∣charged, and acquitted from all Peins, Punishments, and For∣feitures by this Act incurred, laid or imposed; any thing in this Act to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. And whereas the several Persons hereafter named (viz.) John Veazy, Lord Arch∣bishop of Tuam: Arthur Chichester, Earl of Donnegal: Folliot Wingfield, Viscount Powers-Court: William Morton, Lord Bishop of Kildare: William Smith, Lord Bishop of Raphoe: Narcissus Marsh, Lord Bishop of Fernes and Laughlin: Edward Jones, Lord Bishop of Cloyne: Capel Wiseman, Lord Bishop of Dromore: Sir John Peyton, Baronet: Sir Thomas Domvile of Temple▪oge, Ba∣ronet: Sir Arthur Jones of Osberstown, Baronet: Sir John Mor∣gan, Baronet: Sir Edward Crofton of Mose, Baronet: Sir Henry Bingham of Castlebarr, Baronet: Sir William Evans, Baronet: Sir Abel Ram, Knight: Sir John Coghil of Drumconragh, Knight: Sir William Wentworth of Dublin, Knight: Sir Henry Pon∣sonby, Knight: Sir William Lemon of Knockanelewer, Knight: Sir John Dillon of Lismullin, Knight: Sir Robert Cole of Ballymac∣key, Knight: Sir Toby Poynes of Brecknock, Knight: Bartholomew Vanhumrigh of the City of Dublin, Merchant: Philip Crofts, Gent. Stephen Ludlow, Esq Anderson Sanders, Esq Robert Pooley, Gent. Luke Lowther late Alderman: Abraham Tarner, Esq Edward Harris, gent. Robert Bridges, Esq William Swift, gent. Dr. Ralph Howard: John Linegar late of Dunbree: Henry Ashton, Glover▪ Page 266Edward Reyly, gent. Adam Swift, gent. Thomas Putland, Merch. John Carr, gent. Matthew French Jun. Samuel Jackson, gent. Henry Salmon, Merch. Charles Carter, Sadler: Henry Ecclin, Esq late one of his Majesties Sergeants at Law: Nehemiah Donne∣land, Esq Counseller at Law: Peter Westenra, Esq Henry Monk, Esq William Manle, Esq Murtagh Dowling, Esq Isaac Dobson, Esq Robert Stopford, Esq Robert Peppard, Esq John Gowrney, Esq Thomas Tilson, Esq Joseph Deane, Esq late Senes∣chal of St. Pulchers Liberties: James Grace, Esq late Seneschal of Christ-Church Liberties: Robert Sanders, Esq Robert Alloway, Esquire, late one of the Officers of the Ordnance: Doctor . . . . Miller: John Thompson, late Agent for the Com∣missioners: Thomas Spranger, late Examinator of the High Court of Chancery: Captain James Gardner of Pimlicoe: Capt. Thomas Cooke of St. James's Street: Capt. John Rawlins of Strand Street: William Ralphson, Gent. William Scott, gent. Temple Briscoe, gent. William Ormsby, gent. Anthony Nixon, gent. John Bate, gent. Richard Thompson, gent. Benjamin Chitwood: Thomas Osborne, gent. John Gardner, gent. John Theacker, gent. Giles Spencer, gent. Jacob Peppard, gent. Michael Harborne, gent. Andrew Lloyd, gent. Isaack Ambrose, gent. Jeremiah Roscoe, gent. Philip Harris, gent. Richard Flemming, gent. William Tisdall, gent. Christopher Caldwell, gent. Thomas Carter, gent. Charles Gro∣lier, gent. Faustine Cuppage, gent. Richard Hacket, gent. Charles King, gent. John Rotten, gent. Henry Reeves, gent. Zachary Foxal, gent. Thomas Fisher, gent. Gilbert Holmes, gent, Thomas Sisson, Scrivener: John Gay the younger: Charles Camp∣bel, gent. Thomas Twigg, gent. Daniel Cooke, gent. Edmond Reynel, gent. Samuel Frith, gent. George Osborne, gent. John Edge, gent. John Hill, gent. Robert Curtis, gent. John Curtis, gent. Henry Whitfield, and . . . . Whitfield, Sons to Counsellor Whitfield: Mordecay Abbot, gent. Tobyas Creamer of St. Thomas Street, gent. Charles Wallis of the same, gent. William Berry, gent. William Wybrants, gent. Benjamin Burton, Banker: Edward Lloyd, Merchant: John Abbot, late Steward of the Inns:John Cuthbert of Skinnerow, Goldsmith: John Pierson of St. Thomas Street, Brewer: Samuel Bell of the same, gent. Abraham Maw of Castle Street, Merchant: John AshhurstPage 267 of St. Nicholas Street, Merchant: Henry Steevens of High-Street, Merchant: Charles Batty of Corn-Market, Upholsterer: Robert Briddock of Skinner-Row, Merchant; Edward Brookes of St. Warburgh-Street, Merchant: John Lovet of the Bli•d•ey, Merchant: William Stowel of Highstreet, Ironmonger: Simon Sherlock of Backlane, Brazier: William Covett of Cornmarket, Hozier: Henry Smith of Skinner-Row, Haberdasher▪ Henry Rogers of Highstreet, Merchant-Taylor: Arthur Fisher of the same, Plate-maker: Vincent Bradston of St. Patrick-street, Pewterer: Walter Harris of Smithfield, Merchant: Samuel Price of Pottle, Ironmonger: John Hudson, Maulster: Francis Prichard, gent. Jonathan Taylor, Chandler: Samuel Care of Highstreet, Mer∣chant: Thomas Doran of the Glib, Vintner: Philip Green of the same, Chandler: Dennis Cash of Highstreet, Merchant: Thomas Bodely of the same, Merchant: Caleb Thomas of the same, Merchant: John Boosby of the same, Taylor: Thomas Mason of the same, Merchant: Robert Teats of St. James-Street, Skinner: Henry Salmon of Meath-Street, Clothier▪ Richard Boose of the same, Clothier: Joseph James of Highstreet, Merch. Robert Roper of the Comb, Clothier: Barnet Wells of the same, Clothier: William Lemon of St. Francis-Street, Baker: Josias Smith of Cavan-Street, Brewer: George Duxberry of the Comb, Clothier: Patrick Campbel, Stationer: Eliphel Dobson of Castle-Street, Stationer: William Norman of Damas-Street, Stationer: Charles Carter of Skinner-Row, Merchant: Francis Stoyt of Copper-Ally, Merchant: Richard Tygh of Smithfield, Merchant: John Green of Ormonds-key, Carpenter: James Cottingham of Skinner-Row, Goldsmith: Charles Thompson of Corkehill, Chy∣rurgeon: Samuel Trevers of St. Marys Abby, Merch. John Shelly of Skinner-Row, Goldsmith: Thomas Elliot of the same, Cook: John Quin, Son to Alderman Quin: William Hill of St. Patrick-Street, Merch. . . . Eastwood of Colledge-Green, Clothier: James Hartly of Church-Street, Merch. Walter Hitchcock, Que∣rister: Dean John Pooly: John Allen, Esq Son to Sir Joshua Allen: William Clerk of Highstreet, Merchant-Taylor: John Hetherington, Perrywig-maker: Henry Rowlandson of Skinner-Row, Merch. William Founds of Temple-Bar, Merch. Thomas Taylor, gent. Samuel Care of Highstreet, Merchant-Taylor: Page 268John Haslack, Tanner: Doctor John Maddin: Francis Roberts▪ and Kender Roberts, Brothers to the Earl of Radnor: John Wallis of St. Thomas-Street, Gent. and William Flood of Colledge-green, gent. All late of the City of Dublin. John Beatham of Killeck in the County of Dublin, Esq Edward Dean of Tyrenure, Esq Samuel Folio, Chancellor of St. Patricks: Robert Meade of Fobles∣town, gent. Martin Basil of Drumcarny, gent. Francis Spring of Colledruth, gent. William Wybrants of Grange: Bally Boyle, gent. Isaack Dobson of Dundrum, gent. Josias Smith of St. Patricks Close, gent. John Rawlins of Newstreet, gent. Thomas Baily of St. Pa∣tricks Close, gent. John Way•lock of Newry, Tanner: Thomas Shaw of Crookedstaff, Tanner: Philip Parker of St. Patricks Street, Tanner: John Ridgeway of Oldbawne, gent. John Williamson of Clondalcan, gent. James Roberts of Newmarket, gent. William Lemon of Kevanstreet, gent. William Nuans of Dunlavan, Tanner: Ralph Rule, Prebend of Kilmatalway: Edward Hind of Tallow: Thomas Theacker of Rathcoole, Clerk: . . . Wil∣liamson of Newcastle, Clerk: Henry Ryder, Prebend of Malehe∣durt: Archdeacon William Williamson: William Fownes: Edward Swan of Kilriske, Esq Edward Riley the Attorny: John Stearne of Ballagh, gent. Thomas Springham of Finglas, gent. and Peter Westenra of Blanchers-Town, Esquire. All late of the County, or City of Dublin. Gilbert Holmes of Ovidstown in the County of Kildare, gent. Thomas Twigg of Blackrath, gent. Duke Gifford of Castle Jordan, Esq John Davys of Littleburton, Esq Joseph Damer of Filberry, gent. William Warren of Grangebeg, gent. and George Mervin of Tipperogan, gent. All late of the County of Bildare. John Tench of Staples∣town in the County of Catherlogh, Esq Richard Warren, Esq Francis Bradstown of Morterstown, gent. Thomas Bernard of Cloghuae, gent. John Lucas of Rathdaniel, yeoman: Edmond▪ Jones of Tullagh, Esq Cadwallader Wyn of Killelongford, gent. Roger Piers, gent. Joseph Ivy of Grangeford, gent. Urban Vigor of Old Leighlin, gent. . . . Cocks of Ballydartane, Clerk: Robert Stopford of Ballybrack, Esq Charles Wilcocks of Shierwood Park, gent. and . . . Elliot of Staplestown, Clerk. All late of the County of Catherlagh. John Baldwyn Sen. of Curraghlanty in the Kings County, Esq Edward Crofton of Redwood, gent. Page 269Anthony Dobson of Polekeiry, gent. Meadhope Lloyd of Tumagh, gent. John Jerome of the same, gent. Brigoe Henry of Ballynecrot, gent. William Gun of Ballynrackin, gent. . . . Winter of Castle∣town: . . . George Blundel of Kileluncorkery, gent. John Woods of Ballymorane, gent. Thomas Green of Ballyengallagh, gent. . . . Wilkinson of Fyntre, gent. . . . Parker of . . . All late of the Kings County. Edward Stubbers of Clarane in the Queens County, Esq Maurice Cuffe of Ballygehy, gent. Samuel Preston of Junnoe, Esq John Baily of Corballis, gent. Nathaniel Keirin of Esker, gent. Capt. Thomas Howard of Clan∣kelly: John Starkey of Lysseene, gent. Daniel Green of Abby Leix, gent. Jonathan Alland of Tobberboe, Esq Capt. Thomas Denny of Clonruske: Samuel Gale of Crottentegle, gent. Nathaniel Nicholas of Marybarrogh, gent. Francis Wheeler of Garronconly, gent. John Ashurt of •ooly, gent. Robert Maxwel of Stradbally, Esq Robert Pigot eldest Son to Thomas Pigot of Disert: Robert Sanders of Ballynegar, Esq Lancelot Sands of Killevan. All late of the Queens County. Henry Ellis of Clanmillan in the County of Longford, gent. Alexander Dyer, gent. John Sankey of Tenelick, Esq John Sankey of Killinbore, gent. Capt. Anthony Morley of Clogh: Daniel Mullinex of Ballyemully, Esq William Moxon of Rathsallagh, gent. Robert Newcomen of Rosstown, Esq John Adkins, gent. William Smith, gent. William Siffers, gent. John Kennedy of Mullagh, Esq George Flawne of Tonelagh, gent. Capt. George Newcomen: Ensign Beverly Newcomen: Alexander Forbesse of Glenmore, gent. John Scot, gent. and James Balzel. All late of •he County of Longford. Henry Osborne of Dar∣distown in the County of Meath, Esq George Peppard of Bally∣gart, Esq Stafford Lightburne of Adamstown, Esq Lancelot Dowdal of Monktown, Esq Peter Westenrae of Rathmore, Esq Joseph Prat of Garradice, Esq Hugh Morgan of Rathcoran, gent. Benjamin Prat of Agherpallis, gent. Thomas Ash of St. Johns, Esq Richard Barker of Corroboy, gent. William Smither, gent. John Lynegar of Baskenagh, gent. John Percival of Collierstown, Esq John Bolton of Ratoath, Clerk: Walter Bruffe of Ballytrasny, Esq John Maxwel of Oldcastel, Clerk: Joseph Prat, Jun. of Garradice, gent. Arthur Shane of Dublin, Esq Robert Stopford of Newhal, Esq Capt. John Foord of Ardsallagh: Thomas Taylor of Kells, Esq Charles Wade of Clonebrany, gent. All late of the County of Meath. Page 270 William Needham of Ballaghloe in the County of West-Meath, gent. John Carleton of Ballyduffe, gent. Matthew Handcock and Stephen Handcock, Clerks: Ebenezer Low of Newtown, gent. John Huston Jun. of Knockasty, gent. John Roe of Ballinbar, gent. Capt. Edward Knight of Ballaharny: John Percival, Son of Capt. Robert Percival: Stephen Markham of Tuitstown, gent. Henry Monk of Hiltown, Esq John Edge late of Dublin, gent. Edward Price of the Moate, gent. Edward Massey of Athlone, Merch. Theodorus Barlow, and Ralph Barlow of Balnaferagh, gent. All late of the County of West-Meath. Agmundeshion Cuffe of Burn Church in the County of Kilkenny, Esq Thomas Cuffe of the same, Esq Hector Harris of Grenane, gent. Francis Wheeler of Leyrath, Esq Joseph Deane Jun. of Ballyduffe, Esq Balthazer Cremer of Ballyfoyle, Esq Edward Mayo of Rogerstown, gent. Jonathan Widby of Kilcregane, yeom. Bernard Annely of Bally∣munty, gent. William Tosier of Kilkenny, gent. Capt. James Gar∣diner of Ballyreddy: William Gardiner of the same, gent. Ebenezer Warren of the Lodge, Esq Ebenezer Watson of Ros∣bercon, gent. Anthony Maude of Glasheiore, Esq William Smith of Foulkesrath, gent. Capt. Arthur Web of Ballinraick: Thomas Cuffe of Smithstown▪ gent. Richard Mukins of Kilkenny, Merch. John Wareing of the same, gent. Joseph Gale of the same, gent. John Desborough of the same, gent. Stephen Vaughan of the same, Clerk: Martin Baxter of Freshford, Clerk: John Johnston of Claragh, gent. Lieutenant Henry St. George of Kilrush: John Burden of Garanamanagh, yeom. Thomas Barnes of Grange, gent. . . . Kingston of Knocktogher, gent. Richard Sankey of Kil∣krony, gent. Joseph Osborne of Ballynemarnagh, gent. Edward Briscoe of Jamestown, gent. Lawrence Dower of Knocktogher, Clerk. All late of the County or City of Kilkenny. Joshua Nun of St. Margaret in the County of Wexford, Gent. John Smith Sen. of Wexford, Merch. John Smith Jun. of the same, Merchant: John Rigby of the same, Merch. Lawrence Davys of Eniscorthy, Merch Benjamin Neal of Wexford, Clerk: John Mihel of Little-Kilclean, Esq Henry Archer of Enniscorthy, Merch. Richard Mihel of Ballyshop, gent. John Elmes of Ballykyrogebeg, gent. John Glascot of Ballyfarnoge, gent. Henry Gifford of Polemoge, gent. William Hamond of Pressagard, gent. Samuel Bats of Ross, Merchant: Samuel Pitts of the same Merchant: Thomas Tongue of the same, Page 271 gent. John Fountain of Middleton, gent. Sherington Grasvenor of Ardestown, gent. Henry Nappard of Ross▪ Sadler. James Glascot of Bailyfarnoge, gent. Benjamin Glascot of the same, gent. John Dodd of Great Island, Farmer: William Dodd of the same, Farmer: Samuel Tench of Mullenderry, gent. Caleb Barnes of Ross, gent. Thomas Barnes of the same, gent. George Butler of Grange, gent. Richard Parot of Ross, gent. Christopher Namon of Camolin, Tanner; and William Parsons of St. Johns. All in the County of Wexford. Abraham Tarner of Clonmayne in the County of Wicklow, Esq Richard Edward Jun. of Rathdown, gent. William Matthews of Templelyon, gent. Richard Lamb of Carra∣•agower, gent. John Hacket of Wickloe, gent. Evan Price of the same, gent. John Stockdyn of Rossyduffe, gent. John Whitehead of Cooleboy, gent. Walter Hitchcock of Glancap, gent. Christopher Caldwel of Ballyhobbock, gent. Roger Price of Coolebane, gent. Thomas Kernes of . . . Clerk: Bethel Vaughan of Agha∣vany, gen▪. John Hacket Jun. of Wicklow, gent. Samuel Hacket of the same, gent. James Luckins of Rathdrume, gent. Thomas Stanford▪ of the Iron works: Paul Craddock of Ballyarthur, gent. John Craddock of the same, gent. Jonathan Rogers of Wicklow, gent. William Berry of Colboy, gent. George Brass of Bolycoug, gent. John Clark of Glantoige, gent. John Lethbetter of the same, gent. Matthew Grange of Ballymoyle, gent. Meredith Williams of Templereny, gent. Robert Anthony of Rathdrume, gent. John Symons of Wicklow, gent. John Richinson of the same, gent. Richard Hoy of the same, gent. George Frost of the same, gent. John Nicholson of Glanteige, gent. John Eastwick of Newtown, Clerk: John Boswel of Ballycurry, gent. and Roger Pierce of Tubberbunnagh, gent. All in the County of Wicklow. Randal Moore of Atherdee in the County of Lowth, Esq John Pepper of Pepperstown, Esq Anthony Nixon of Ardee, gent. John Rawlins of Dungooley, Esq John Holt of Dromcar, Esq William Blaney of Warrenstown, Esq Thomas Ashton of Richards∣town, gent. Ralph Low of Dromcar, gent. Thomas Atkins of Dundalk, gent. Dillon Pollard of Rossmack, gent. and Jonathan Ball of Atherdee, Clerk: All in the County of Lowth. Joseph Dunbar of the Town of Drogheda, gent. Dean Tobias Pullen: William Graves, Vintner. Capt. Hugh Mountgomery: Jonas Elwood, gent. Edward Singleton, gent. Robert Foord: Page 272 Thomas Newton, Sen. Thomas Newton, Jun. Thomas Meade: William Newton, Chandler: Robert Hardman, Merchant: John Leigh, gent. Joseph Tomlinson, gent. and . . . Kirton, gent. All late of the said Town of Drogheda. Joseph Stepney of Abbyowny in the County of Limerick, Esq Thomas Butler of Kilnemony, gent. Richard Bury of Ballynearigy, gent. Thomas Mansel of Ballynemony, Esq Thomas Ross of Morgans, gent. William Gribble Jun. of Limerick, gent. John Do•ney of Caerconreffy, gent. Thomas Warren of Newtown, gent. Daniel Webb Sen. of Rathconan, gent. Timothy Webb of Ballygubby, gent. Thomas Oldfield of Gorneskeigh, gent. Richard Peacock of Graiges, gent. Abraham Jackson of Duntrileig, gent. Chidley Coote Fitz Chidley of Coote, Esquire; Thomas Spire Jun. of Rathanny, gent. Giles Spencer of Limerick, gent. Henry Widdenham Junior of Corra, gent. Standish Harstongue Junior of Broffe, Esquire: Richard Newport of Longford, gent. and James Webb of Bally∣nehensy, gent. All in the County of Limerick. John Baily Junior of Dunkittle in the County of Corke, gent. Noblet Dunscombe of Corke, gent. Alderman George Rogers of Corke: Robert Rogers of the same, gent. Alderman William Ballard of the same: John Folliot of Barnehealy, Esq William Dunscomb of Corke, Esquire: Thomas Farrin of the same, Esq William Hull of the same, gent. Robert Dalicourt of Ballinrea, gent. Richard Mallyburne of Corke, Vinter: Richard Browne of Mo∣croompe, Clerk: John Baily of Farrenashessery, gent. Alderman Edward Hore Jun. of Corke: Henry Tonson of Carbery, gent. Richard Newport of Longford, gent. John Spread Jun. of Cool∣netubrid, gent. John Raymond of Rathenesky, gent. Robert Deane of Dromore, gent. Thomas Pigot of Ballygullane, Esq Stephen Sweete of Corke, gent. Samuel Sweet of Bandon, gent. Richard Travers Jun. of the Barony of Ibann, gent. Ephimetus Cross of Corke, Esq Chri∣stopher Crofts of Corke, Alderm. William Howel of the same, Purg. William Fitz-Gerald Deane of Cloyne: Apollo Morres of Baneduff, gent. John Newneham Sen. of Corke, Alderm. William Babrington of Ballyhindon, Esq Edward House of Corke, gent. Abraham Morris of the same, Merchant: Thomas Finch of the same, gent. Thomas Wallis of Carriglass, gent. Thomas Walker of Corke, Merch. John Watson of Moyallow, Esq Francis Fookes of Campire, gent. Page 273George Widdenham of Castletown Gent. Anthony Raymond of Mit∣chelstown Esq Thomas Warner of the same, Gent. William Hedges of Youghall; John Atkins of the same; Robert Bale of the same; Robert Atkins, Francis Baker, John Hayman, Jasper Lucas, Daniel Woods, Samuel Farmer, James Moore, William Veus, Uriah Babbington, Richard Taylor, James Elliot, Vincent Godwin, John Radin, William Causabon, all late of the Town of Youghall; Richard Hayes jun. of Kinallea; John Hawkins of Cork, Merchant; Timothy Tucky of Cork, Merchant; John Harmor. jun. of Dunmahone, Gent. Robert Fitz-Gerald of Liss∣quinlane, Esq William Corbet of . . . Gent. Edward Gwil∣liams of Ross, Gent. John Addis of the same, Gent. Thomas Addis of the same, Gent. Walter Bruise of the same, Clerk; James Devereux of the same, Gent. William Devereux of the same, G•n•▪ John West of the same, Gent. Francis West of the same, Gent. James Dennis of the same, Gent. John Clements of the same, Gent. Henry Caple of Ballybury, Gent. Robert Collins of the same, Gent. William Humphery of . . . . Gent. Tho∣mas Foord of . . . . George Foord of . . . . . Isaac Gippsy of . . . . Isaac Gippsy jun. of . . . . Jacob Gippsy of . . . . William Warters of Bautry, Gent. Na∣thaniel Evans of Ardigolegan; Nathaniel Evans▪ jun. of the same, Gent. Richard Evans of the same, Gent. Thomas Cripps of Cashell, Gent. Andrew Cripps of the same, Gent. William Woodman of . . . . Gent. William White of Castletown, Gent. Nathaniel Sutton of Bungor, Gent; Samuel Rolls of Bally∣freen, Gent. Samuel Farmer of . . . . Gent. John Brels∣ford of Garanjames, Gent. Peter Wallis of Aguistown, Gent. William Clark of Killh•duett, Gent. William Peacock of Killi∣magh, Gent. George Syng of Killmountain, Gent. Thomas Wal∣lis of Ballyshane, Gent. Edward Ellord of Killbree, Gent. John Love of Torbehy, Gent. William Walkam of Little-Island, Gent. John Shelly of Middletown, Gent. Alexander Groves of Ballyhi∣nat, Gent. Thomas Beecher of Aghadoon, Esq William Warner of the same, Esq John Ware of Killeneen, Gent. John Ware of Nucestown, Gent. Michael Boyle of Castlemartyre, Gent. all late of the County of Cork. Edmond Greatrix of Affane in the County of Waterford, Esq Thomas Christmas of Waterford, Esq Page 274John Nettles of Toreen, Gent. William Bagg of Kilberee; Ro∣bert Cook of Cappaquin; Edward Crocker of Ballygagin; Roger Poor of Ballygillane, Gent. Peter Cook of Cappaquin; John Wal∣kinton of Lissmore, Clerk; Edward May of Waterford, Esq Jo∣seph Osborne of the same, Merchant; John Steevens of Bally∣loghbegg, Gent. William Bucknor of Grange, Gent. Gregory Le∣mery of Killcopp, Gent. Lewis Alsock of Waterford, Clerk; Joseph Ivy of Waterford, Alderman; Richard Ryves of Rosseduffe; Stephen Woodwell of Newtown, Gent. John Silver of Youghall, Gent. Walter Atkins of Killbegg, Gent. John Hoganals Bagg of Rossgrelly; Wil∣liam Wrag of Newaffan; William Baker of Killbegg, Gent. Francis Baker of Youghal, Merchant; Thomas Mansell of Newcollupp, Richard Bolton of Fattleg, Jonathan Alland of Ballimanna, Michael Burdge of Ballydavid, Charles Baker of Crowebally, Robert Har∣dan of Killakin, John Christmas of Adamstown, Gent. all in the County of Waterford. Francis Gore of Mountshannon, in the County of Clare, Gent. Samuel Lucas of Corofin, Gent. John Drew of Ballyvanine, Gent. all in the County of Clare. Fre∣deric Mullius sen. of Ballyngooleen in the County of Kerry, Esq William Sands Carriganfoyle, Gent. William Collins jun. of Lissadick, Gent. . . . . Turner, Minister of Killarney; James Connor jun. of Tralee; . . . Ball of Memutainae, Gent. Richard Johnston of Killarney, Gent. all in the County of Kerry. John Mead of Clonmel, in the County of Tipperary, Merchant; Clarles Alcock of Powerstown, Gent. John Green of Clonmel, Gent. William Vaughan of the same, Merchant; John Sadler of Ballintemple, Gent. Richard Saddler of Ardfinan, Gent. Hercules Beer of Clonmel, Gent. . . . Beere▪ of the same, Gent. Christopher Gwyn of Graige, Gent. John Perry of Kill∣mologe, Gent. John White of Ardfinan, Gent. Thomas Moody of Killkaroony, Gent. Joseph Biggs of Castlecoyn, Gent. William Godfery of Cnockgraffane, Gent. Samuel Hughs of Cashell, Gent. John Pike of Widdingstown, Gent. Sankey Godfery of Knockna∣fallinny, Gent. Joseph Damer of Tipperary, Gent. Molineux Ro∣binson of Cashel; Gent. Samuel Green of Ballyno•ty, Esq John Ladyman of Clonmel, Gent. Isaac Haynes of Knockauroe, Gent. Richard Farmer of Aghlevallane, Gent. James Jones of Tippe∣rary, Gent. Richard Ballard of the same, Gent. Francis FoulkesPage 275 of Ballycarren, Esq James Dawson of Tuam, Gent. Henry Pretty of Killboy, Esq Joshua Hoyle of Glanahelly, Gent. John Hoyle of the same, Gent. Henry Charnely of Clonmel, Merchant; Nicholas Towler of Ballintotty, Gent. Phineas Royal of Clon∣mel, Merchant; John Seed of Tullogh, Gent. Thomas Meredish of Ballycahill, Gent. John Hill of Borres, Gent. John Dassey of Cashell, Clerk; John Lehunt of the same, Clerk; John Leake of Knockgraffan, Clerk; John Dogherty of Cashel, Clerk; An∣thony Erby of the same, Clerk; Gregory Row of Killeheen, Gent. and John Lunnar of Killosty, Gent. all of the County of Tip∣perary. Thomas Glasgow of Lifford, in the County of Donne∣gal, Esq William Godfrey of Castledoe, Esq Andrew Knox sen. of Ramullin, Esq Francis Folliott of Ballymacward, Gent▪ John Scott of Kinnre, Gent. Thomas Atkinson sen. of Ballyshannon, Gent. Thomas Atkinson jun. of the same, Gent. Michael Hue∣son of Coolebegg, Gent. John Hueson of the same, Gent. Henry Brookes of Letterkenny, Gent. Robert Delapp of Ballyshannon, Gent. Edward Clifford of Donnegal, Gent. Nicholas Parmiter of Killigordan, Gent. John Forcker of Donnegal, Clerk; John Cunningham of Tully, Gent. William Fisher of . . . . Gent. and Thomas Coach of . . . Gent. all late of the County of Donnegal. George Hamilton of Callidon in the County of Ty∣rone, Gent. Alexander Richardson of Drom, Gent. William Richardson of Tullyreave, Gent. William Swan of Farlagh, Gent. John Ayerly of Mannor Rod, Esq John Williams of the same, Esq Alexander Creighton of Lissanean, Gent. Robert Lindsey of Mannor Lindsey, Esq Hugh Stewart of Gortgil, Gent. Robert Hamilton of Killeman, Gent. Symon Hassinton of Bore∣an, Gent. Captain William Moore of Garvey; John Speere of Mullaghmossagh; John Burby of Mack•agh, Gent. Andrew Dar∣ragh of Dro•ard, Gent. James Stemart of Killeman, Gent. John Wilson of Ballue, Gent. Capt. Thomas Collson of Drumket; John Wilson of Dromconnor, Gent. John Speer of Kinard; Ro∣bert Hamilton of Carrowbegg; Archibald Richardson of Spring∣town; James M•tray of Favour-Royal; John Kearnes of Agha∣ronan; John Kearnes of Claremore; William Lee of Killing, Esq James Gladsteanes of Hordross, Gent. John Byrny of Gort∣more; Henry Grason of Agher; John Hamilton of Cornamuck∣lagh,Page 276 Gent. Adam Morrison of Coolegar•y; James Moor of Lissa∣leen; John Wallow of Clanblogh, Gent. Robert Reery of Corck∣rive; John Hinderson of Ballyvedan; Archibald Irwing of Tim∣pain; John Christall of Ballynegoragh; John Neely of Ballynesa∣gart, Gent. John Harvey of Tullyglish; William Bratton of Aghar; Hugh Wilson of Ballymatown, Gent. Thomas Moor of Ballin•logh; John Moor of the same, Gent. John Erwing of Mullenboy, Gent. John Moor of Anaghaloghan, Gent. Patrick Stewart of Dromskeeny, Gent. Joseph Mounteeth of Creevangare, Gent. Randall Charletyn of Rathkeeragh, Gent. John Robinson of Dugrey, Gent. Thomas Edy of Dius, Gent. George Mervin of Mullaghbane, Gent. Mongoe Walkinshaw of Mullingaugh, Clerk; Robert Echlin Dean of Tuam; Michael Mosse of Enniskillin, Clerk; William Campbell of Newtown Stewart, Gent. John Hayre of the same, Gent. Robert Carson of the same, Gent. Samuel Law of Carrighee, Gent. John White of Skarriffeckeerine, Gent. Thomas Maxwell of Strabane, Gent. Adam Evans of the same, Gent▪ Thomas Edy of Killeaghgoge; Patrick Hamilton of Dergal, Gent. James Young of Clady, Gent. David Matleneghan of Upperclady, Gent. John Caldwell of Maghernekeeragh; An∣drew Mac-Lenaghan of Keele, Gent. and James Hayre of Sisca∣ble, Gent. all late of the County of Cyrone. John Dunbar of Killcoe, in the County of Fermannagh, Esq William Arsdall of Bummiminver, Esq Francis Butler of Newtown, Esq An∣drew Hamilton of Magherycrosse, Clerk; George Hamilton of Ba∣lin; Gent. Alexander Atchison of Tonihe•ge, Gent. Bernard Ward of Knookhallimore, Gent. and Capt. Thomas Brookes of Maghere stephenagh, Gent. all late of the County of Ferman∣nagh. Thomas Ash of Ashfeild in the County of Cavan, Esq Francis Butler of Belturbet, Gent. Robert Clements of Rak••y, Gent. Richard Gibson of Cavan, Gent. James Mortimer▪ of Mullhusey, Gent. Charles Mortimer of the same, Gent. Joseph Pratt of Killuecrott, Gent. and Benjamin Pratt of Killitter, Gent. all late of the County of Cavan. William Springland▪ of . . . . in the County of Monoghan, Gent. Patrick Legate of Ballinure, Gent. William Leffey of the same, Gent. Alexan∣der Lunsdell of the same, Gent. John Dunbarr of the same, Gent. Patrick Daucy of Iniskine, Gent. Thomas Ostler of Gort∣morePage 277 Gent. Edward Beaghan of Bealabeagh Gent. Peter Beaghan of the same Gent. James Johnston of Ballyrush Gent. William Moorecraft of the same Gent. John Cor∣nes sen. of the same Gent. John Cornes jun. of the same Gent. Richard Fith of Ballamackny Gent. all late of the County of Monnoghan. Dr. Roger Warren of Belfast in the County of antrim, Peter Beaghan of . . . . . Gent. Henry Gardner of Newry Inn-keeper, Robert Harper of Ballymeauagh Gent. Hen∣ry Chades of Belfast Gent. William Crafford of the same Gent. Qr. Mr. Thomas Crafford of the same, Capt. David Smith of the fame, John Blacke of the same Gent. Arthur Mac-Carney of the same Gent. James Stuart of the same Gent. all late of the Coun∣ty of Antrim. Thomas Herrington of Cumber in the Coun∣ty of Down Gent. William Herrington jun. of the same Gent. John Griffith of the same Gent. John Magill of Tullycarne Gent. William Magill Son and Heir to Capt. James Magill, Francis Annesly jun. of Cloghmagherycatt Gent. Alexander Browne of Magannon Gent. Hugh Mountgomery of Ballymaledy Esq Charles Campell of the Parish of Donaghadee Gent. Capt. John Farrell of Dromone, and Henry Gardner of Newry Inn-keeper▪ all in the County of Down. James Maxwell of Crerum in the Coun∣ty of Armagh Esq Hamlett Obings▪ of Porteduowne Esq An∣thony Abings of the same Gent. George Hamilton of Kinard Gent. John Gaskin of Viccars Choralls Gent. John Gills of Lor∣gin Gent. John Mac-Caule of Lurgan Gent. Henry Genny of Se∣goe Clerk, Thomas Assington of Loughgall Clerk, Christopher Genny of Mullaghbrack Clerk, Thomas Chapling of Ballyrusse Gent. Archbold Woods of Markethill Gent. and John Ball of Glasdroman Gent. all in the County of Armagh. Capt. Tho∣mas Smith of Tuam in the County of Galloway, William Caus∣field of Dunamon Gent. Edward Eyre of Galloway Gent. Col. Theodore Russell, Robert Mason of Ballineguokane Gent. Samuel Hudson of Dunamon Clerk, and Robert Ecchlin Dean of Tuam, all in the County of Galloway. Henry Dowdall of Grange in the County of Roscomon Esq William Dodwell of the same Gent. John French of Dangar Esq Edward Gardner of Tulsk Esq Richard Gardner of the same Gent. Lieut. Henry St. George of Athlone, and John Gardner of Tulsk Gent. all in the Page 278 County of Roscomon. Thomas Jones of Armurry in the Coun∣ty of Mayo Gent. Hunry Gun of . . . . Clerk, Francis Cuffe of Ballinrobe Esq Henry Nicholson of Dromneene Gent. William Pullen of Ballinrobe Clerk, and all in the County of Mayo. Thomas Osborne of . . . . . . in the County of Leytrim Gent. Thomas Buckridge of . . . . . . . Gent. Thomas Coote of . . . . . . . Esq Charles Campell of . . . . . . Esq Benjamin Fletcher of James-town Esq and Dr. John Lessley, all late of the County of Leytrim. Have absented themselves from this Kingdom▪ and have gone into England, or some other Places beyond the Seas, since the Fifth day of November last, or in some short Time before, and did not return, although called Home by your Majesties gracious Proclamation. Which absenting, and not returning, cannot be construed otherwise than to a wicked and traiterous Purpose, and may thereby justly forfeit All their Right and Pretentions to all and every the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditamentsto them belonging in this Kingdom. Be it therefore enacted, by the Au∣thority aforesaid, That in case the said Person and Persons do not by the First day of September, One thousand six hundred eighty and nine, of his or their own accord, without Compul∣sion, return into this Kingdom, and tender him and themselves to the Chief Justice of his Majesties Court of King's-Bench, or to some other Judg of the said Court, or Judg of Assize in the Circuit, or any of the Lords of your Majesty's most Ho∣nourable Privy-Council, to be charged with any Crimes to him or them to be imputed, that then, or in case he or they, upon such his or their Return, shall be Convicted by Verdict of twelve Men, or by his or their own Confession, upon his or their Arraignment for Treason; or upon his or their Arraign∣ment stand Mute, such Person and Persons so Absent, and not returning as aforesaid, (or after his or their Return, being Convict of High-Treason as aforesaid) shall, from and after the First day of September, One thousand six hundred eighty nine, be deemed, reputed, and taken as Traitors, convict and attainted of High-Treason; and shall suffer such Pains of Death, and other Forfeitures and Penalties as in Cases of High-Treason are accustomed. But in case such Person and Persons Page 279 so returning, be upon such his or their Trial acquitted or dis∣charged by Proclamation, then such Person and Persons re∣spectively shall from thenceforth be freed, discharged, and ac∣quitted from all Pains, Punishments, and Forfeitures by this Act incurred, laid or imposed, any thing in this Act to the con∣trary notwithstanding. And whereas the several Persons here∣after named, (viz.) Robert Ridgway Earl of Londonderry, Ar∣thur Loftus Viscount Loftus of Ely, . . . . Beamount Vis∣count Beamount of Swords, . . . . . Chaworth Viscount Chaworth of Armagh, . . . . Fairfax Viscount Fairfax of Emly, . . . . . Tracy Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole, . . . . . Ogle Viscount Ogle of Catherlogh, Lewis Trevor Viscount Dungannon, Folliott Lord Folliott of Ballyshannon, George Lord George of Dundalk, . . . . . Fitz-Williams Lord Fitz-Williams of Lifford, . . . . Hare Lord Colerain, Richard Lord Baron of Santery, Antham Annesly Lord Baron of Altham, Lawrence Bar∣ry commonly called Lord Battevant, John Power commonly cal∣led Lord Deces, Sir Standish Hartstonge of Broffe Kt. Sir Wal∣ter Plunket of Rathbeale Kt. Sir William Meredith of Kilriske Kt. Sir John Parker of Farmyle Kt. Sir Richard Stephens of Rosse Kt. Sir Maurice Eustace of Baltinglass Kt. Sir St. John Bro∣derick of Ballyannon Kt. Sir Michael Cole of Enniskilling Kt. Sir Charles Chiney Kt. Sir Charles Lloyd Kt. Sir Algernon Mayo of Rogers-town Kt. Sir Richard May Kt. Sir Joseph VVilliamson Kt. Sir William Barker of Abbeykillcooly Kt. Christopher Usher of the City of Dublin Esq, Richard Leeds Merchant, Maurice Kea∣ling Esq Dr. . . . . Dominick, Dr. . . . . Dunne, Capt. John Quelsh of St. Stephens Green, William Bazil Esq Thomas Howard Clerk to the Yeield, Richard Nuttall Merchant, Gideon Delane Gent. William Robinson Esq Richard Barry Gent. Capt. William Shaw, and Philip Harris Esq all late of the City of Dublin. John Bulkely of Old-Bawne in the Coun∣ty of Dublin Gent. Robert Boridges of Finglass Esq Alexander Frazier of Meagstown Esq Edward Bolton of Brazille Gent. Humphrey Booth of Ballyhack Gent. Edmond Keating of Corbal∣lis Esq Chambre Brabazon of Thomas-Court Esq, Dacre Bar∣rett of Cripple-stown Esq Arch-Deacon John Fitz-Gerrald, Ri∣chard Bolton Esq William Barry of Sautery Gent. and Martin Page 280 Bazill of Donicarney Gent. all late of the County of Dublin. James Barry of Kelleystown in the County of Kildare Gent. Thomas Holmes of Castledermott Gent. Cornet Richard Wybrants of Bunchestown, Maurice Keating of Norraghmore Esq Garrett Wesly of Old-Connel Esq Richard Mereeith of Shrewland Esq Samuel Syng Dean of Kildare, and Christopher Lovett of Nour∣ny Gent. all late of the County of Kildare. Richard Boyle of Old-Leighlin in the County of Caterlogh Esq John Hollam of Island in the King's-County Gent. Joseph Hawkins Gent. Samuel Hawkins Gent. Arthur Shane Esq Son to Sir James Shane, Hen∣ry Westenray Esq Martin Baldwin of Geshell Esq all late of the King's County. George Bridges of Burrows in the Queen's County Esq Richard Pryor of Rathdowny Gent. Francis Bar∣rington of Cullenagh, . . . . Daniel of Ironworks Gent. Brooke Bridges of Kilmensy Gent. Charles Vaughan of Derring∣varnoge Gent. Hugh Merrick Gent. Nathaniel Huett Gent. Ro∣bert Hedges of Borres Esq and Richard Warburton of Garry∣hinch Esq all late of the Queen's County. Capt. Nicholas Sankey of Caldraghmore in the County of Longford, Robert Vi∣ner of Killmure in the County of Meath Esq John Humpheries of Hollywood Gent. Dr. Robert Gorge late of Killbrew, Willi∣am Napper of Loghcrew Esq and Anthony Nixon of O•chestone Gent. all late of the County of Meath. James Stopford of Ca∣stletown in the County of West-Meath Gent. John Adams of Led∣witchtown Gent. Thomas Cooper late of Conmistown Gent. Ri∣chard Stephens of Athlone Gent. George Farmer of Rathnemo∣dagh Gent. and John Meares of Mearescourt Gent. all late of the County of West-Meath. Moses Bush of Kilfane in the County of Kilkenny Gent. John Bush of the same Gent. Wil∣liam Harrison of Grenane Gent. Zachary Cornick of Kilkenny Merchant, Edward Stubbers of Callan Esq Hierom Hawkins of Killmuskulloge Gent. Joseph Bradshaw of Foulkesrath Gent. and Henry Ryder Prebendary of Mayne, all of the County of Kil∣kenny. Richard Rooth of . . . . in the County of Wex∣ford Gent. Husband to the Countess Dowager of Donnegall, John Bulkeley of Ballymorroghroe in the County of Wicklow Gent. John Humphery of Dunard Gent. Christopher Usher of Grange Esq Henry Whitfield of Portballintagart Esq William Page 281 Robinson of Wicklow Gent. John Vice of the same Gent. Robert Peppard of the same Esq and Lawrence Hutson of. Coolekennagh Gent. all late of the County of Wicklow. Timothy Armitage of Atherdee in the County of Lowth, Gent. Major John Reade of Ballorgan; Robert Smith of Dromcashel, Gent. Brabazon Moore of Atherdee▪ Gent. and Thomas Bellingham of Garnan∣stown, Esq all late of the County of Lowth. Thomas Wil∣lis of Drogheda, Gent. and John Sandisford of the same, Gent. Henry Westenra of Athlacca in the County of Limerick, Esq John Piggot of Kilfenny, Esq Richard Stephens of Newcastle, Gent. William Trenchard of Mountrenchard, Esq . . . Trenchard his eldest Son; Eramus Smith of Carrigogonnagh, Esq . . . . Harrison of Ballyvorneene, Gent. Hugh Massey sen. of Doontrilige, Esq Randall Clayton of Williamstown, Gent. Henry Hartstonge Arch-Deacon of the Diocess of Limerick; and William Harrison of Tuoreen, Gent. all late of the County of Limerick. Elnathan L•m, Merchant; Vincent Gookin of Court-Mac-Shiry, Esq Jonas Stowell of Killbritten, Esq Philip Di∣mond of Cork, Merchant; Thomas Mitchell of the same, Mer∣chant; Richard Boyle of Shannon-Parke Esq Achilles Daunt of Dortigrenau, Gent. Nicholas Lysaght of Ardohnoge, Gent. and William Harman of Carrigdownam, Esq all late of the County of Cork. William Gibbs of . . . in the County of Wa∣terford, Gent. Loftus Brightwell Gent. Robert Beard Gent. Bar∣zilla Jones Dean of Lismore; Matthias Aldington of Tircuillin∣more, Gent. William Aldlington of the same, Gent. and Richard Silver of Youghall, Gent. all late of the Counties of Water∣ford and Cork. Henry Brady of Tomgreny in the County of Clare, Gent. Richard Picket of Clonmel in the County of Tippe∣rary, Esq John Lovet Esq John Castle of Richard's-Town, Gent. Joseph Ruttorne of Poolekerry, Gent. Thomas Vallentine of Killoman, Gent. George Clarke of Ballytarsney, Gent. John Bright of Shanrehin, Gent. George Clarke of the same, Gent. Thomas Climmuck of Tullamacyne, Gent. William Warmsby, Gent. Richard Clutterbuck of Derryluskane, Gent. Erasmus Smith of Tipperary Esq William Watts of Drangan, Gent. John Evelin of the same, Gent. . . . . Shapcoate of Loghkent, Gent. . . . . Page of the same, Gent. Thomas Moor of Carra∣geenes•iragh,Page 282 Gent. Humphery Wray of Ballyculline, Gent. Ed∣ward Crafton of Luorhane, Gent. Alderman . . . Clarke of . . . . John Clarke Gent. Arthur Annesloe Gent. William Warwick and Purefoy Warwick of Ballysidii, Gent. Capt. . . . . Cope; Robert Boyle of Killgraunt, Gent. Hugh Radcliffe of Clonmel, Gent. Edward Nelthrop Gent. Robert Dixon; Samuel Clarke Gent. John Jones Gent. Henry Payne Gent. George Clarke of Tobberheny Gent. Edward Huchinson of Knocklosty, Gent. Richard Aldworth late chief Remembrancer; John Baiggs of Castletowd, Gent. and John Buckworth of Shanballyduffe, Esq all late of the County of Cipperary. John Kingsmell of Castlesin in the County of Donnegall, Esq James Hamilton of Dunmanagh, in the County of Tyrone, Gent. John Aungier Minister of the Vicarage of Lurgen, in the County of Cavan; William Allen of Kilmore, in the County of Monaghan, Gent. James Davys of Carrickfergus in the County of Antrim, Gent. Samuel Warring of Warringstown in the County of Down, Gent. Henry Cope of Loghall in the County of Ardmagh, Gent. Gilbert Thacker of Cluttan, Esq Archibald Johnson of Loghelly, Clerk; Oliver St. John of Toneregee, Esq and William Brookes of Droincree, Clerk; all late of the County of Ardmagh. Capt. Thomas Caulfeild of Dunamon, in the County of Galloway; Josepb Stuart of Turrock, in the County of Roscomon, Gent. and Henry Dodwell of Leytrin, in the same County, Gent. Paul Gore of Newton in the County of Mayo, Esq Have before the said fifth Day of November last, absented themselves from this Kingdom, and live in England, Scotland, or the Isle-of-Man, and there now abide; and by their not coming or returning into this Kingdom upon your Majesties Proclamation, to assist in Defence of this Realm, according to their Allegiance, must be presumed to adhere to the said Prince of Orange, in case they return not within the time by this Act pre∣scribed, and thereby may justly forfeit all the Lands, Tenements, the Hereditaments which they or any of them are intituled unto, within this Kingdom. Be it therefore enacted, by the Authori∣ty aforesaid, that in case the said Person and Persons last menti∣oned, do not by the first Day of October, one thousand six hun∣dred eighty nine, of his and their own Accord, without Com∣pulsion, return into this Kingdom, and tender him and them∣selves Page 283 to the chief Justice of your Majesties Court of Kings-Bench, o• to some other Judg of the said Court, or Judg of Assize in his Circuit, or to any of the Lords of your Majesties most ho∣nourable Privy Council, to be charged with any Crime or Crimes to him or them, to be charged or imputed, that then, or in case he or they, upon such, his or their Return, shall be con∣vict by Verdict of twelve Men, or by his or their own Confessi∣on, upon his or their Arraignment, for Treason, or upon his or their Arraignment, stand mute; such Person and Persons so ab∣sent, and not returning as aforesaid, or after his or their Return being convict of Treason as aforesaid, shall from and after the said first Day of October, one thousand six hundred eighty nine, be deemed, reputed and taken as Traytors, convict and attainted of High-Treason, and shall suffer such Pains of Death, and other Forfeitures and Penalties, as in Cases of High-Treason is ac∣customed: But in case such Person and Persons so returning, up∣on such, his or their Trial, be acquitted or discharged by Pro∣clamation, then such Person and Persons respectively shall from thence-forth be freed, discharged and acquitted from all Pains, Punishments and Forfeitures by this Act incurred, laid or im∣posed, any thing in this Act to the contrary, notwithstanding;
Provided always that in case your Majesty shall happen to go into the Kingdom of England or Scotland before the first Day of October, one thousand six hundred eighty nine: Then if the said Sir William Meredith, Sir Charles Chiney, Sir Charles Lloyd, Sir Algernon Mayo, Sir Richard May, Sir Joseph Williamson, Sir William Barker, Alexander Fraizer Esq John Hollam, . . . . Daniel of the Iron-Works, Brooke Bridges, Charles Vaughan, Hugh Merrick, Nathaniel Huett, Hierom Hawkins, Major John Reade, William Trenchard, . . . . Trenchard his eldest Son, Erasmus Smith, . . . . Harrison of Ballyverneen, Achilles Daunt, John Power Lord Decies, William Gibbs, Loftus Bright∣well, Robert Beard, Matthias Aldington, William Aldington, John Lovett, John Castle, Joseph Rittorne, Thomas Vallentine, George Clarke of Ballytrasiny, John Bright, George Clarke of Shaurelin, Thomas Chinnucks, William Warmsby, Richard Clutturbruck, Eras∣mus Smith, William Watts, John Evellin, . . . . Shapcoate of Loghkent, . . . . Page of the same, Thomas Moore, Hum∣phery Page 284 Wray, Edward Crofton, Alderman Clarke, John Clarke, Ar∣thur Anslow, William Warwick, Purefoy Warwick, Capt. . . . Coapes, Robert Boyle of Killgrant, Hugh Radcliffe, Edward Nel∣throp, Robert Dixon, Samuel Clarke, John Jones, Henry Payne, George Clarke, and Gilbert Thacker, whose Dwelling and Resi∣dence always hath been in England, shall give your Majesty such Testimony of their Loyalty and Fidelity, as that your Majesty will be pleased on or before the said first Day of October, one thousand six hundred eighty nine, to certify under your Privy Signet or Sign manual unto your chief Governor or Governors of this Kingdom; That your Majesty is satisfied or assured of the Loyalty and Fidelity of the Persons last before-named, or of any of them; That then if such Certificate shall on or before the first Day of November, one thousand six hundred eighty nine, be produced to your chief Governor or Governors of this Kingdom, and enrolled in your Majesties High Court of Chancery; the same shall be a sufficient Discharge and Acquittal to such of the Persons last before-named, and every of them respectively▪ whose Loyalty and Fidelity your Majesty will be pleased to certify in manner as afore-said. And be it further enacted, That in the mean time, and until such Return and Acquittal, all the Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments within this Kingdom, belonging to all and every Absentee and Absentees, or other Person, to be attainted as aforesaid, shall be and are hereby vested in your Ma∣jesties, your Heirs and Successors, as from the first Day of Au∣gust last past. And be it further enacted, by the Authority afore∣said, that all and every such Person and Persons, as by any the foregoing Clauses, is, are or shall be respectively attainted, shall as from the first Day of August, one thousand six hundred eighty eight, forfeit unto your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors, all such Mannors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, and all Right, Title-Service, Chiefery, Use, Trust, Condition, Fee, Rent-Charge, Right of Redemption of Mortgages, Right of Entries, Right of Action, or any other Interest of what nature or kind soever, either in Law or Equity, of, in, or unto any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments within this Kingdom, belonging or appertaining to such Person or Persons, so as aforesaid attaint∣ed, or to be attainted, in his or their own Right, or to any Page 285 other in Trust for him or them, on the said first Day of August, one thousand six hundred eighty eight, or at any time since; and all▪ the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, so as aforesaid, forfeited unto and vested in your Majesty, your Heirs and Suc∣cessors, hereby are and shall be vested in your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors, whether such Person or Persons were seized thereof in Fee absolute or conditional, or in Tayl, or for Life or Lives, and that freed and freely discharged off and from all Estates, Tayl, and for Life, and from all Reversions and Re∣mainders for Life, for Years, or in Fee absolute or conditional, or in Tayl, or to any Person or Persons whatsoever, such Re∣mainder as by one Act or Statute of this present Parliament, inti∣tuled, An Act for repealing the Acts of Settlement; an Explana∣tion, Resolution of Doubts, and all Grants, Patents and Certi∣ficates pursuant to them or any of them, or by this present Act are saved and preserved always, excepted and fore-prized.
Provided always that the Nocency or Forfeiture of any Te∣nant in Dower, Tenant by the Courtesy, Jointress for Life, or other Tenant for Life or Lives in actual Possession, shall not extend to bar, forfeit, make void or discharge any Reversion or Reversions vested in any Person or Persons, not ingaged in the Usurpation or Rebellion aforesaid, such Reversion and Reversi∣ons being immediately depending or expectant upon the particu∣lar Estate of such Tenant in Dower, Tenant by the Courtesy, Joyntress for Life, or other Tenant for Life or Lives, any thing in the said Act of Repeal, or in this present Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Provided always, and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that nothing in this present Act contained, shall any way extend, or be construed to extend, to forfeit or vest in your Majesties, your Heirs or Successors, any Remainder or Remain∣ders for valuable Considerations, limited or settled by any Settle∣ment or Conveyance made for such valuable Considerations, ei∣ther of Marriage or Marriage-Portion, or other valuable Con∣sideration whatsoever, upon any Estate for Life or Lives, to any Person or Persons not concerned in the Usurpation or Rebellion aforesaid; such Remainder or Remainders as are limited or settled by any Conveyance, wherein there is any Power for revoking Page 286 and altering all or any the Use or Uses therein limited, and also such Remainder and Remainders as are limited upon any Settle∣ment or Conveyance of any Lands, Tenements and Heredita∣ments, commonly called Plantation-Lands; and all Lands, Tene∣ments and Hereditaments held or enjoyed under such Grants from the Crown, or Grants upon the Commission or Commissions of Grace for Remedy of defective Titles, either in the Reign of King James the first, or King Charles the first; in which several Grants respectively there are Provisoes or Covenants for raising or keeping any number of Men or Arms for the King's Majesty against Rebels and Enemies, or for raising of Men for his Majesties Service, for Expedition of War, always excepted and foreprized. All which Remainders limited by such Conveyances wherein there is a Power of Revocation for so much of the Lands, Uses and Estates therein limited, as the said Power doth or shall ex∣tend unto; and all such Remainders as are derived or limited for or under such Interest made of Plantation-Lands, or other Lands held as aforesaid, under such Grants from the Crown; and all and every other Remainder and Remainders, Reversion and Reversions not herein mentioned, to be saved and preserved, shall by the Authority of this present Parliament, be deemed, construed and adjudged void, debarred and discharged to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, against your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors, and your and their Grantees or Assignees; and the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditamens, belonging to such Rebels▪ as aforesaid, shall be vested in your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors, freed and discharged of the said Remainder and Remainders, and every of them. And to the end the Rever∣sions and Remainders saved and preserved by this Act, may ap∣pear with all convenient Speed;
Be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the respective Persons, intituled to such Remainders and Reversions, do within sixty Days next after the first sitting of the Commissio∣ners, for executing the said Act of Repeal, and this present Act, exhi∣bit their Claims before the said Commissioners, and make out their Titles to such Remainder or Remainders, so as to procure their Ad∣judication and Certificate for the same, or the Adjudication and Certificate of some three or more of them: And further, That Page 287 all Remainders, for which such Adjucations and Certificates shall not be procured, at or before One hundred and twenty Days after the first sitting of the said Commissioners, shall be void, and for ever barred and excluded any thing in this Act, or other Mat∣ter to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. All which Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments mentioned as aforesaid, to be forfeited unto, and vested in your Majesty, by any the Clau∣ses aforesaid, are hereby declared to be so forfeited unto, and vested in your Majesty, without any Office or Inquisition there∣of, found or to be found; and the same to be to the Uses, In∣tents and Purposes in the said Act of Repeal, and in this present Act mentioned and expressed.
And whereas several Persons hereafter named, (viz.)
Lyonel Earl of Orrery, Mrs. . . . . . Trapps, Ann Vice∣countess Dowager of Dungannon, Robert Boyl Esq Catherine Woodcock, Alice Countess Dowager of Drogheda, Alice Coun∣tess Dowager of Mountroth, Isabella Countess Dowager of Ros∣comon, Margaret Countess Dowager of Orrery, Mary Countess Dowager of Orrery, Katherine Countess Dowager of Ardglass, Sir Edward Percivall of Burton, Baronet, Dame Hanna Knox of the City of Dublin Widow, Richard Tygh Gent. Elizabeth Lloyd Widow, . . . . . Newcomen, Widow; Cassandra Palmer, Widow; Jane Grelier of Damastreet, Widow; . . . . Wil∣son, Wife to Mr. Wilson; . . . . . Stopford; Widow; Jane Lady Best, Elias Best her Son; . . . . . Eccles of High∣street, Widow; Ann Ormsby, Widow; Susanna Torcana of Esse•c∣street, Spinster; . . . . . Lady Hay; . . . . . Hay her Son; Fridayswed Lady Stephens; Agnetia Hitchcock, alias Stephens; . . . . . Mossom, Widow of Dr. Mossom the Mi∣nister; Elizabeth Lady Cole; . . . . . Lady Buekely; . . . . . Whitfeild, Widow of Mr. Whitfield; John John∣son Esq Heir to William Williams; Lady Isabella Graham, Re∣lict of Sir James Graham; Lady Donnellan of Oxmantown; James Knight, Gent. and Isabella Stephens of the City of Dublin; Margaret Bencham, alias Bolton of Tobberbony in the County of Dublin, Widow; . . . . . Griffin of Newstreet; . . . . . Margettson of Corballis, Widow; and Christopher Burr of Bal∣lyaly Esq William Tygh of Brownestowne in the County of Kil∣dare,Page 288 Gent. and Mary Barry of Kellystown, Widow; Edmond Pleydell of Tankardstown in the County of Catherlogh Esq . . . . Boate of Ballerchy in the King's County, Gent. Jane Pettit of Tenlagh in the County of Longford, Widow; Frances Stopford of . . . . . in the County of Westmeath, Widow; Grace Coo∣per late of Dromore, Widow; and John Dodson of Coulanstown, Gent. both in the County of Westmeath; Ann Warden of Burne-Church in the County of Kilkenny; Elizabeth Kealy of Bally∣maclanghny, Widow; Mary Cremer of Cautwells Garrans▪ Wi∣dow; Elizabeth Lady Coulthroppe of Kilcolkeene; . . . . . Vice, Countess Dowager of Lansborough; Frances Stopford of Claragh, Widow; and Martha Cuffe of Castlenich, Widow; all in the County of Kilkenny.
Lady Tabitha Totty of Prospect in the County of Wexford; Elizabeth Lady Ponsonby; and Agnes Masterson of Prospect, Wi∣dow, both in the County of Wexford; Ann Carter, alias Hop∣kins of . . . . . in the County of Wicklow, Widow; Ka∣therine Carthy, alias Newport of . . . . . in the County of Cork, Widow; Katherine Lady Percivall; George Rye of Cork, Gent. and Elizabeth Carty, Daughter of Jeremy Carty; all of the County of Cork.
. . . . . Lady Armstrong of Waterford; Sarah Ledwich; alias Shadwell, Widow; Sarah Aland of Ballinka, both in the County of Waterford; Elizabeth Lady Petty of . . . . . in the County of Kerry; Ann Parnell of Kilosty in the County of Tipperary, Widow; . . . . . Parnel her Son; . . . . Hunter of . . . . . Widow; . . . . . Hunter her Son; Elizabeth Frost; Frances Biggs of Keadragh, Widow; Elizabeth Ward of Keile; Jane Frost of . . . . . Marga∣ret Walken of Ardmaile, Widow; Mary Hamilton Relict of Arch-Deacon William Hamilton of Emly; Ann Hamilton, Elizabeth Hamilton her Daughters; Mary Davys, and Jonathan Ash of Kil∣loquirke Gent. all in the County of Tipperary.
Margaret Hamilton of Callidon in the County of Tyrone, Wi∣dow; Jane Davys of . . . . . in the County of Fermanagh, Widow; and Anna Catherina Lady Hamilton of Tullykeltyre in the County of Fermanagh; Lettice Hart of Conlin in the County of Cavan, Widow; and Grace Kemson of Drumury in the County Page 289 of Cavan, Widow; William Hill of Hillsborough in the County of Down, Gent. are, and for some time past have been absent out of this Kingdom; and by reason of Sickness, Nonage, Infirmi∣ties, or other Disabilities, may for some time further be obliged so to stay out of this Kingdom, or be disabled to return there∣unto. Nevertheless, it being much to the weakening and impo∣verishing of this Realm, that any of the Rents or Profits of the Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments therein, should be sent in∣to, or spent in any other Place beyond the Seas, but that the same should be kept and employed within the Realm for the better Support and Defence thereof,
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Use, Trust, Possessi∣on, Reversion, Remainder, and all and every other Estate, Ti∣tle and Interest whatsoever, belonging or appertaining to all and every of the Persons herein before last mentioned, within this Kingdom, be and are hereby vested in your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors, to the Use of your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors.
Provided always, That if any Person or Persons, in the next foregoing Clause mentioned, have hitherto behaved themselves Loyally and Faithfully to your Majesty; that then if they, or any of them, their or any of their Heirs, do hereafter return in∣to this Kingdom, and behave him or themselves as becometh Loyal Subjects; and do, on or before the last day of the first Term next ensuing, after such their Return, exhibit his or their Petition or Claim, before the Commissioners for execution of the said Acts, if then sitting; or in his Majesty's High Court of Chancery, or in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, for any such Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, and make out his or their Title thereunto, and obtain the Adjudication and Decree of any of the said Courts, of and for such his or their Title, That then, and in such Case, such Adjudication and Decree shall be suffici∣ent to all such Person and Persons, for devesting and restoring such Estate, and no other as shall be therein and thereby to him or them adjudged and decreed; and that the Order of any of the said Courts shall be a sufficient Warrant to all Sheriffs, or other proper Officers to whom the same shall be directed, to put such Person or Persons in the actual Seizin & Possession of the said Page 290 Lands, any thing in this Act contained, or any other Statute, Law, or Custom whatsoever to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
Provided always, and be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That neither the said Act of Repeal, or this Present, or any thing in them, or in either of them contained, shall extend to, or be construed to Forfeit or Vest in your Majesty, your Heirs or Successors; or otherwise to bar, extinguish, or wea∣ken any Right of Entry, Right of Action, Use, Trust, Lease, Condition or Equity of Redemption of any Mortgage or Mort∣gages, which on the said first Day of August, One thousand six hundred eighty eight, belonged or appertained to any Persons, not being forfeiting Persons, within the true intent and meaning of the said Act of Repeal, or of this present Act; and which ever since the said first Day of August, One thousand six hundred eighty eight, continued or remained in such Persons, not being for∣feiting Persons, or devolved, descended, or come from them, or any of them, to any of their Heirs, Executors or Administrators, not being forfeiting Persons as aforesaid, any thing in this Act, or the said Act of Repeal to the contrary notwithstanding.
Provided always, That the said Person or Persons, claiming such Right of Entry, Right of Action, Use, Trust, Lease, Condi∣tion, or Equity of Redemption of Mortgage, do, and shall ex∣hibit his and their Claim for the same, before the Commissioners for execution of the said Act of Repeal, or of this present Act, within sixty Days after the first sitting of the said Commis∣sioners, and procure the Adjucation of them, or any three or more of them thereupon, within One hundred and twenty Days after the said first sitting of the said Commissioners.
And whereas by one or more Office or Offices, in the Time of the Earl of Strafford's Government in this Kingdom, in the Reign of King Charles the First, of ever blessed Memory, All, or a great part of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in the Pro∣vince of Conaught, and Counties of Clare, Limerick and Tippe∣rary, were vested in his Majesty: And by the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, the said Office and Offices are declared to be Null and Void, since which time the said Acts have been by the said Act of Repeal, repealed, and thereby some Prejudice might arise or accrue to the Proprietors concerned in them Lands, if not prevented.
Page 291Be it therefore Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the said Office and Offices, and every of them, commonly cal∣led the Grand Office, and the Title thereby found, or endeavoured to be made out or set up, from the time of the finding or taking thereof, was and is hereby declared to be Null and Void, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever. Provided that nothing there∣in contained shall any way extend, or be construed to extend to charge any Person or Persons who hath, bona Fide, paid any Rents or Arrears of Rent, that have been due and payable out of any Lands hereby vested in your Majesty; or to charge any Steward or Receiver, that received any such Rents, or Arrears of Rents, if he, bona Fide, paid the same; but that he and they shall be hereby discharged, for so much as he or they so, bona Fide paid, against your Majesty, your Heirs and Successors. Pro∣vided always, and it is hereby Enacted, That every Person not being a forfeiting Person, within the true intent and meaning of the said former Act, or of this present Act; and who before the seventh Day of May, One thousand six hundred eighty nine, had any Statute, Staple, or Recognizance for paiment of Money; or any Mortgage, Rent-Charge, Portion, Trust, or other In∣cumbrance, either in Law or Equity, or any Judgment, before the Two and twentieth Day of May, One thousand six hundred eighty nine, for paiment of Money, which might charge any of the Estates, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, so as afore∣said forfeited unto, and vested in your Majesty, shall and may have the benefit of the said Statutes Staples, Judgments, Re∣cognizances, Mortgages, Rent-Charge, Portions, Trust, and other Incumbrances, out of the Estate or Estates which should be liable thereunto, in case the said former Act, or this present Act had never been made. Provided always, that the Person and Persons who had such Statutes Staples, Judgments, Recog∣nizances, or other Trusts or Incumberances, do claim the same before the Commissioners, for the Execution of the said former Act, within two months after the first sitting of the said Com∣missioners, and procure their Adjucation thereof, within such reasonable Time as the said Commissioners shall appoint for de∣termining the same. And to the end that such Person and Per∣sons as shall have any of the said Lands, Tenements, or Heredi∣taments, Page 292 granted unto him as aforesaid, may know the clear Value of the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments so to be granted unto him above all Incumbrances, and may injoy the same against all Statute-Staples, Judgments, Recognizances, Mort∣gages, Rent-Charges▪ and other Incumbrances not claimed-and adjudged as aforesaid;
Be it therefore further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all such Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, as shall be forfeited unto and vested in your Majesty, and granted by Let∣ters Pattents pursuant to the said former Act, or this present Act, shall be and are hereby freed, acquitted and discharged of and from all Estates, Charges and Incumbrances whatsoever, other than what shall be claimed and adjudged as aforesaid.
And whereas by one private Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for securing of several Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments to George Duke of Albemarle, which Act was pass'd in the Reign of King Charles the Second; some Lands, Tenements and Heredita∣ments in this Kingdom, which on the two and twentieth Day of October, one thousand six hundred forty one, belonged to some ancient Proprietor or Proprietors, who were dispossessed thereof by the late usurped Powers, were secured and assured unto the said George Duke of Albemarle, by means whereof the ancient Proprietors of the said Lands may be barred and deprived of their ancient Estates, unless the said Act be repealed, though such an∣cient Proprietor or Proprietors be as justly intituled to Restitution, as other ancient Proprietors who were dispossessed by the said Usur∣per, and barred by the late Acts of Settlement and Explanation.
Be it therefore enacted, That the said Act for securing of seve∣ral Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments to George Duke of Al∣bemarle, be and is hereby repealed to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever: And that the Proprietors of the said Lands, and their Heirs and Assignes be restored to their said ancient Estates in the same manner with the said other ancient Proprietors, their Heirs and Assignes. And whereas several ancient Proprietors, whose Estates were seized and vested in Persons, deriving a Title under the said Acts of Settlement or Explanation, have in some time after the passing of the said Acts, purchased their own anci∣ent Estates, or part thereof, from the Persons who held the same Page 293 under the said Acts as aforesaid▪ which old Proprietors would now be restored to their said ancient Estates, if they had not purchased the same. And for as much as the said ancient Proprie∣tors or their Heirs should receive no Benefit of the said Act of Re∣peal, should they not be reprized for the Money paid by them for their said ancient Estates,
Be it therefore enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every the ancient Proprietor or Proprietors, or their Heirs who have laid out any Sum or Sums of Money, for the Purchase of their own ancient Estates, or any part thereof, as aforesaid, shall receive out of the common Stock of Reprizals a sufficient Recompence and Satisfaction for the Money laid out or paid by him or them for the Purchase of their said ancient Estate at the Rate of ten Years Purchase, any Clause, Act or Statute to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
And for the Prevention of all unnecessary Delays and un∣just Charges▪ which can or may happen to the Subjects of this Realm before their full and final Settlement, Be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That where the Com∣missioners for Execution of the said Act of Repeal, or any three or more of them, shall give any Certificate under his and their Hands and Seals to any Person or Persons, Bodies Politick or Corporate, in order to the passing of any Letters Patents, ac∣cording to the said Act, and shall likewise return a Duplicate of such Certificate into his Majesties Court of Exchequer at Dublin, to be there enrolled, and the Person and Persons, Bodies Poli∣tick or Corporate, to whom such Certificate shall be given, shall during the Space of six Months next insuing the Date thereof, diligently prosecute the having and obtaining Letters Patents accordingly, but shall thereof be delayed and hindered by the Neglect of any Officer or Officers; that then and in such Case the several and respective Persons, Bodies Politick and Corporate, to whom and in whose behalf such Certificate shall be given or granted, shall hold and enjoy the several Mes•uages, Mannors, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, in the several and respective Certificates mentioned and allotted, according to such Estate, and under such Rent as are therein mentioned, as fully and amply to all Intents and Purposes, as if Letters Patents thereof had been Page 294 granted and perfected according to the Directions in the said former Act, any thing in this, or the said former Act, or any other Law, Statute or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
And whereas, by the Hardships and Oppressions introduced by the said Acts of Settlement and Explanation, some ancient Propri∣etors who would have been restorable by the said Act of Repeal, have been necessitated to accept of Leases for Life, Lives or Years, or Gifts in Tayl, or other Conveyances of their own re∣spective Estates, and have contracted to pay some Rents, Duties, or other Reservations out of such their ancient Estates, by which Acceptance of Leases or Gifts before-mentioned, and by the said Agreements to pay Rents, Duties or Reservations for the same; the said ancient Proprietors may be barred or stopp'd, and con∣cluded from the Benefit of Restitution, intended for ancient Pro∣prietors by the said Act of Repeal.
Be it therefore enacted, That the Acceptance of any such Lease or Leases, Gift or Gifts in Tayl, or any Agreement or Agree∣ments upon any such Account for Payment of Rents, Duties or any other Reservation for such their respective ancient Estate or Estates, shall be no way prejudicial or binding, or conclusive to any such ancient Proprietor, or to his or their Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, who have not actually by some legal ways or means, released his or their Right to his or their said ancient Estates, unto their said Leassors or Donors, any thing herein, or in the said Act of Repeal to the contrary notwithstanding.
Whereas some or most of the Lands to be given in Reprizals, have not been surveyed by the Surveys, commonly called the Down-Survey, or Strafford-Survey; and that a certain way is ne∣cessary to be prescribed for ascertaining the Quit-Rents now made payable thereout:
Be it therefore enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners for the Execution of the said Act of Repeal, or any three of them, shall and may be impowered to ascertain such Quantities payable out of such Lands so to be given in Reprize, and▪ to that Purpose to issue Commissions for Valuations or Sur∣ve•s, as they shall think fit; and that such Surveys shall be made according to the Rules and Methods used for the Down-Survey, wherein the unprofitable is to be thrown in with the profitable; Page 295 and where the Lands appear barren, or the Quit-Rents by the said Act of Repeal, proper or fit to be reduced, it shall and may be lawful for them to reduce the same; in which Case such re∣duced or reserved Quit-Rents, shall be and is hereby the only Quit-Rent payable out of the said Lands, if such Quit-Rents be more than the Crown-Rents, before this Act payable out of the said Lands: But in case the ancient Crown-Rent be more, the greater Rent shall be the Rent reserved thereout.
Provided yet likewise, that the Commissioners for the Execu∣tion of the said Act of Repeal, or in Default of them, the Barons of their Majesties Court of Exchequer, within five Years after the first sitting of the Commissioners, for the Execution of the said Act, shall be and are hereby impowered to reduce the Quit-Rents by the said Act due and payable out of Lands, by the said Act of Repeal to be restored, or formerly restored to the former Pro∣prietors thereof, where the Lands are barren, or of so small Va∣lue that the Quit-Rent doth amount to the fourth part of the Va∣lue of the Lands, and may be Discouragement to the Plantation of the said Lands, and that such ascertaining or abating of Quit-Rents, under the Hands and Seals of the said Commissioners or Ba∣rons respectively, shall be as good and effectual, as if the same had been enacted by these Presents, any thing herein, or in the said Acts of Repeal contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
And be it further enacted, That the Commissioners to be ap∣pointed for setling forth Reprizals pursuant to the said Act of Re∣peal, or any three of them, shall out of the Stock of Reprizals therein, and in this present Act, or in either of them mentioned, set forth and allot Reprizals to such Person and Persons, as by Virtue of this present Act are appointed to be reprized, and shall and may also execute such other parts of this Act as are to be ex∣ecuted by Commissioners.
And whereas divers Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments for∣feited unto and vested in your Majesty, are or may be found to be liable to divers Debts or other entire Payments saved by this Act: and for levying and receiving the same, the Person or Per∣sons intitled thereunto, might charge any part of the Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments originally liable to the said Debts or Payments, with more than a just Proportion thereof, whereby Page 296 some of the Persons to whom part of the said Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments shall be allotted or granted in Reprizal, may be overcharged in such Part or Proportion of the said Lands, Tene∣ments or Hereditaments, as shall be so to him or them granted or allotted, which may occasion great Prejudice and Loss to some of the said reprizable Persons, if due Course be not taken for ap∣portioning the said Debts and Payments: For Remedy whereof, Be it enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissio∣ners for Execution of the said Act of Repeal, and this present Act, or any three or more of them, be and are hereby impowered and required equally to apportion such Debts and Payments as shall appear to them to be chargeable upon, or levyable out of any Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, to be set forth for Repri∣zals as aforesaid; and to ascertain what Proportion of such Debts or Payments each and every Proportion of the Lands, Tene∣ments and Hereditaments, which were originally liable thereunto, and which shall be separately set forth for Reprizals as aforesaid, shall remain liable to pay or discharge; and the respective Gran∣tees, and every of them, and their respective Proportions of the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments to them allotted for Reprizals, shall not be liable to any more of the said Debts or Payments, than by the said Apportionment shall be appointed and directed, which Proportion of the said Debts or Payments is to be inserted in the Certificate, to be granted of the Lands liable thereunto▪ if the Person or Persons obtaining such Certificate, shall desire the same; any thing in this, or the said Act of Repeal to the contrary notwithstanding.
And it is further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all Letters Patents hereafter to be granted of any Offices or Lands whatsoever, shall contain in the same Letters Patents, a Clause requiring and compelling the said Patentees, to cause the said Let∣ters Patents to be enrolled in the Chancery of Ireland, within a time therein to be limited; and all Letters Patents wherein such Clause shall be omitted, are hereby declared to be utterly void and of none effect.
Provided always, that if your sacred Majesty at any time before the first Day of November next, by Letters Patents under the Broad Seal of England, if re••ding there; or by Letters Patents Page 297 under the Great Seal of Ireland, during your Majesties abode here, shall grant your gracious Pardon or Pardons to any one or more of the Persons herein before mentioned or intended to be attainted, who shall return to their Duty and Loyalty; that then and in such case, such Person and Persons so pardoned, shall be and is hereby excepted out of this present Act, as if they had never been therein named, or thereby intended to be attainted, and shall be and are hereby acquitted and discharged from all Attainders, Penalties and Forfeitures created or inflicted by this Act, or the said Act of Repeal, excepting such Share or Proportion of their real or personal Estate, as your Majesty shall think fit to except or reserve from them, any thing in this present Act, or in the said Act of Repeal, contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
Provided always, that every such Pardon and Pardons be pursu∣ant to a Warrant under your Majesties Privy Signet and Sign ma∣nual, and that no one Letters Patents of Pardon shall contain a∣bove one Person; and that all and every such Letters Patents of Pardon and Pardons, shall be enrolled in the Rolls Office of your Majesties High Court of Chancery in this Kingdom, at or before the last Day of the said Month of November; or, in Default there∣of, to be absolutely void and of none Effect, any thing herein con∣tained to the contrary notwithstanding.
Provided likewise, that if any Person or Persons so pardoned, shall at any time after the Date of the said Pardon, join with, or aid or assist any of your Majesties Enemies, or with any Rebels in any of your Majesties Dominions, and be thereof convict or at∣tainted by any due Course of Law, that then and in such Case they shall forfeit all the Benefit and Advantage of such Pardon, and shall be again subject and liable to all the Penalties and For∣feitures inflicted on them and every of them, by this or the said Act of Repeal, as if such Pardon or Pardons had never been granted.
Provided always, that nothing in this Act contained, shall ex∣tend, or be construed to extend to, or vest in your Majesty any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, or other Interest of any an∣cient Proprietor, who by the said Act of Repeal, is to be restored to his ancient Estate; but that all such Person and Persons, and all their Right, Title and Interest, are and shall be saved and pre∣served Page 298 according to the true Intent and Meaning of the said Act, any thing in these Presents to the contrary notwithstanding.
Richard Darling,Cleric. in Offic. Mri. Rot.
The Perswasions and Suggestions the Irish Catholicks make to his Majesty; Supposed to be drawn up by Talbot, ti∣tular Arch-bishop of Dublin, and found in Col. Tal∣bot's House, July 1. 1671.
- 1. THAT the Rebellion in Anno 1641. was the Act of a few, and out of fear of what was doing in Eng∣land. That they were provoked and driven to it by the English to get their Forfeitures. That they were often willing to submit to the King, and did it effectually Anno 1648; and held up his Interest against the Usurper, who had murdered his Father, till 1653. After which time they served his Majesty in Foreign Parts till his Restauration.
- 2. That they acquiesce in his Majesty's Declaration of Novemb. 30. 1660. And are willing that the Adventurers and Souldiers, should have what is therein promised them; but what they and others have more, may be resumed and disposed of as by the De∣claration.
- 3. They desire for what Lands intended to be restored them, shall be continued to the Adventurers and Souldiers, that they may have a Compensation in Money out of his Majesty's new Revenues of Quit-Rents, payable by the Adventurers and Soul∣diers. The Hearth▪Money and Excise being such Branches as were not in 1641; and hope that the one will ballance the other.
- 4. They say, That his Majesty has now no more need of an Army than before 1641; That the remainder of his Revenue will maintain now, as well as then, what Forces are necessary.
- Page 2995. They desire to be restored to Habitations and Freedom within Corporations. 1. That the General Trade may ad∣vance. 2. That Garisons and Cittadels may become useless. 3. That they may serve his Majesty in Parliament, for bettering his Revenue, and crushing and securing the Seditious in all Pla∣ces.
- 6. They desire to be Sheriffs and Justices of the Peace, &c. for the Ends and Purposes aforesaid; and to have the Power of the Civil and Ordinary Militia.
- 7. They also desire to be form'd into a Militia, and to be ad∣mitted to be of the standing Army.
- 8. That their Religion is consonant to Monarchy and impli∣cit Obedience. That they themselves have actually serv'd his Majesty in Difficulties. That they have no other way to advan∣tage themselves, than by a strict adherence to the King. That they have no other Refuge; whereas many of his Majesty's Sub∣jects do lean hard another way.
- 9. That the Roman Catholicks are six to one of all others; that of the said one to six, some are Atheists and Neuters, who will profess the Roman Catholick Religion; others devoutly given, will affect the same course, that the rest may have their Liberty of Conscience, and may be corrected in case they abuse it.
- 10. That the Roman Catholicks having the full Power of the Nation, they can at all times spare his Majesty an Army of Sixty thousand Men, there being Twelve hundred thousand Souls in Ireland; and so consequently an Hundred and fifty thousand be∣tween sixteen and sixty Years old: Which Forces, if allowed to Trade, shall have Shipping to transport themselves when his Ma∣jesty pleaseth.
- 11. That they have a good Correspondence abroad, for that great numbers of their Nation are Souldiers, Priests, and Mer∣chants, in esteem with several great Princes and their Ministers.
- 12. That the Toleration of the Roman Catholicks in Eng∣land being granted, and the Insolence of the Hollanders taken down, a Confederacy with France which can influence England, as Scotland can also, will together, by God's Blessing, make his Majesty's Monarchy Absolute and Real.
- Page 30013. That if any of the Irish cannot have their Lands in specie, but Money in lieu as aforesaid, some of them may transport themselves into America, possibly near New-England, to check the growing Independents of that Country.
- 14. That the next Parliament being formed as aforesaid, great Sums of Money will be given his Majesty. Query, Whether the Roman Catholick Clergy may not be admitted into the House of Peers this next Parliament, or stay a little?
- 15. That for effecting the Premises, 'tis better his Majesty should govern Ireland by a Committee of such of his Privy Coun∣cil as approved the Conjunction with France, and as are not con∣cern'd in Ireland, rather than by the Council of Ireland.
- 16. Let such a Lord Lieutenant be in Ireland, who in Inclina∣tion, and for fear of being displaced, will begin this Work of laying the Foundation of his Majesty's Monarchy, and hazard his Concernments upon that account.
- 17. That the Army be gradually reform'd, and opportunity taken to displace Men not affected to this Settlement; and to put into the Army or Garisons in Ireland, some fit Persons to begin this Work; and likewise Judges upon the Benches.
- 18. Query, What Precedents may be found to break the seve∣ral Farms, and to be Master of the Exchequer, and pole the Gains of the Bankers, Brewers, and Farmers?
- 1. Whether the paying of a Fine or Income upon all Grants of Charters, Officers and Commanders, may not bind and fasten the Grant, Duty, and Allegiance, as with Silver Chains, more firmly to the King's Government?
- 2. Whether any Grants may be presumed to be new obtained, without paying a great Value, at least to some great Officer or Courtier for procuring the same?
- 3. Whether it be not •••sonable, a Year's Value be paid as a grateful Acknowledgment to the Prince's Bounty upon Tempo∣ral Grants, as First Fruits from Spiritual?
- 4. Whether to reserve such Grants to the immediate dispose of the King, be not the Interest of the Crown, and a Means to cre∣ate a closer adherence to the Person of the Prince, and so make Monarchy more Absolute and Real, instead of factious Dependen∣ces on great Men, who are often acted more by Self-interest than the Advantage of their Master?
- Page 3015. Whether a considerable Revenue may not be raised to the Crown, that if such Courtiers received it upon procuring Grants, it were paid to the Private or Privy-Purse?
- 6. Whether the Subject would not more chearfully pay a Years Value or two to the Prince upon passing Grants, than to be lia∣ble to the unreasonable Exaction of hungry Courtiers, who some∣times make a Prey, both of the Subject and the Prince's Favour?
- 7. Whether many worthy and deserving Men have not been put by and denied the benefit of his Majesty's Grant by false Insi∣nuation, for not gratifying some such viperous Officers?
- 8. Whether his Majesty might not expect to have a fitter Per∣son recommended, when there is no Advantage to be made by their Recommendations, than when Offices are canted by Cour∣tiers, and such only recommended as will give most, but the least fit?
- 9. Whether if by the Silver Key Men chance to get admit∣tance into Offices, the Prince may not make Advantage by their Misbehaviour, since by losing both their Mony and Employ∣ment, the King will not only get a Fine, and better Servants, but also gratify the People by displacing an ill One.
A Copy of a Letter of the Irish Clergy to King James, in favour of the Earl of Tyrconnel. Found amongst Bishop Tyrrell's Papers in Dublin.
SInce it has pleased the Almighty Providence, by placing your Majesty in the Throne of your Ancestors, to give you both Authority and Occasion of exercising those Royal Vertues which alone do merit, and would acquire you the Crown to which you were born; We, though compre∣hended in the general Clemency and Indulgence which you ex∣tend to the rest of our fellow Subjects, are nevertheless so re∣mote from your Majesty's Presence, that our Prayers can have no access to you but by a Mediator. And since of all others the Page 302 Earl of Tyrconnel did first espouse, and chiefly maintain, these Twenty five Years last past, the Cause of your poor oppressed Roman Catholick Clergy, against our many and powerful Adver∣saries; and is now the only Subject of your Majesty, under whose Fortitude and Popularity in this Kingdom, we dare chearfully and with assurance own our Loyalty, and assert your Majesty's Inte∣rest: Do make it our humble Suit to your Majesty, that you will be pleased to lodg your Authority over us in his Hands, to the Terror of the Factious, and Encouragement of your faithful Sub∣jects here; since his Dependence on your Majesty is so great, that we doubt not but that they will receive him with such Acclama∣tions, as the long captivated Israelites did their Redeemer Morde∣cai. And since your Majesty in Glory and Power does equal the mighty Ahashuerus; and the Vertue and Beauty of your Queen is as true a Parallel to his adored Hester; We humbly beseech she may be heard as our great Patroness, against that Haman, whose Pride and Ambition of being honour'd as his Master, may have hitherto kept us in Slavery. And tho we wish none the fate of so dreadful an Example, but rather a timely Penitence and Conver∣sion; we yet humbly crave your Majesty's Protection against all such, if it may consist with your Royal Wisdom and Pleasure, to which we with all humility submit, in the establishing of the •a•d Earl of Tyrconnel in such Authority here, as may secure us in the exercise of our Function, to the Honour of God, and offering up our Prayers and Sacrifice for the continuation of your Maje∣sty's long and prosperous Reign over us.
Dublin,the of July, 1685.
Your Majesty's most dutiful and obedient Subjects.
The Copy of a Letter sent the King, August 14. 1686. Found in Bishop Tirrel's Papers, but imperfect.
May it please your Majesty:
I Humbly beg of you, for God's sake and your own, to read what I here presume to write; not but that I know it may well be thought an inexcusable piece of Presumption in any Subject to say or write any thing that may look like prescri∣bing to a King, especially a King that from his own knowledg, and the best Mother of it, long Experience, must with universal consent be allowed the most competent Judg in his Dominions of what ought or ought not to be done. Yet inasmuch as your pre∣sent Counsellors are for the most part divided from you by the unhappy difference in Religion, I hope your Majesty will pardon a loyal Plain-dealer, for presuming to offer his well-meaning Opi∣nion of the present Posture of Affairs.
Sir, As I am one that makes it my Business to study your Inte∣rest, I took the liberty of telling you in former Letters, That in order to replant Religion in your Dominions, you ought to be∣gin with Ireland, where the Work is more than half done to your Hand, and where your Prerogative allows you to do with that Kingdom as you please; for it was not to be expected that Eng∣land and Scotland, so irreconcileable to Popery, would consent to take off the Penal Laws by a Parliament, if not aw'd by a more faithful Army than you have at present. And now that a needful Alteration is begun in Ireland, it should be carried on speedily for your own and Catholick Subjects security; for all the Sectaries in your Dominions are so gall'd at some of the Phanaticks being discarded in Ireland, that they join Heads, concert Councils, swear and contrive Vengeance against all Papists, who must expect no Quarters but during your Majesty's Reign: But all good Men have reason to hope, that that God who delivered you from the manifold Dangers of your Life, and made your Enemies your Footstool, will spare your precious Life till you accomplish the glorious Work reserv'd for you, by that Providence that is your best Life-guard. And 'tis the comfort of all good Subjects, that Page 304 besides your being of all sides descended from healthy Pa∣rents, you have (I thank God) at present all the Symptoms of a vigorous long-lived Man: Nay, that your having been suckled by a very healthy long-liv'd Woman, must in reason contribute much to the length of your Life; therefore put your Trust in that God that never failed any good Man that placed his Hopes with consi∣dence in him; and consider the Proverb, That he that begins well, has in a manner half done his Work; which cannot be more aptly applied, than to the auspicious beginning of your Reign: for God has so dashed the Enterprizes and Hopes of your Enemies, that the terror of your Name, and their experience of your good Fortune, is, with the help of the Army they gave▪ you way to raise, suffici∣ent, if not to change their Hearts, at least to curb their Insolence: Therefore listen not to trimming Counsellors, whose aversion to your Religion, and cunning Design of spinning out your Life with their pian piano, may put them upon urging to you; that great Alterations are dangerous, when carried on otherwise than by slow and imperceptible Degrees: Which is true, where Mat∣ters are not so ordered in point of Power, as not to need fear a Perturbation in the State; but otherwise, Celerity and Resolution adds Life and Vigour to all Actions, especially such as relate to Change, which is often prevented by tedious Deliberations; for the Party fearing an Alteration, is always (as having more rea∣son) more jealous and vigilant than he from whom it is feared; and therefore leaves no Stone unturn'd to hinder the accomplish∣ment of Designs, that might take Effect if not marr'd, for not be∣ing vigorously push'd on as soon as resolv'd upon: And as Preci∣pitation is an Error, so is Irresolution, which is never to be pra∣ctised by any, especially a known wise and resolute Prince; but when the Issue of Enterprizes depends more upon Chance than a prudent management of Causes, and rational foresight of Events. But nothing causes Irresolution more, than a medly of Counsellors of a different Religion with their Prince, who will be on all Oc∣casions as industrious to prevent, as he can be to carry on any De∣sign for re-establishing Religion. And inasmuch as Authority, Courage, and Prudence, are the three most necessary Qualifica∣tions in a Prince, that conduce most of all ordinary Means to the replantation of a Religion; and that all three meet to the highest Page 305 pitch in your Majesty, no protestant Counsellor will advise you to any alteration in the Government, that may directly or indi∣rectly tend to a Change in Religion: Nay, they lie under such Jealousy and Prejudice, as may induce them to magnify Danger where there is none at all, and take no notice where it really is: A Device much practised in England of late Years. Hence in the late King's time, No Danger threatned his Majesty but from the Catholick Quarters, whilst the greatest of Dangers hovered over his and your Sacred Heads▪ warpt up in the dark Cloud of Fa∣natick Treachery and Dissimulation.
Sir, It is plain, that the reality of the Danger lies in your De∣lay of making your Catholick Subjects considerable. For God's sake consider, that yours and their sworn Enemies threaten above∣board, that Popery or Protestantism must and shall be for ever extirpated in these Kingdoms, and that all Papists must inevitably split upon a Rock in that Haven where they had reason to hope for Safety, if not secured against the threatning Storm during your Majesty's Life, whereof the Days and Hours are precious, considering the important Game you have to play, and the indi∣spensable Obligation you lie under (before that God . . . . . and contribute as much from the Helm to the conversion of Souls, as the best of Preachers from Pulpits; for Words do but move, but Examples, and especially those of great Men, have more re∣sistless Charms, and a more than ordinary Ascendent over the Minds of the common People: Which Consideration should pre∣vail with your Majesty to prefer, without delay▪ couragious wise and zealous Catholicks, to the most eminent and profitable Sta∣tion•▪ especially in your Houshold, where you are King by a two-•old Title; by which means you would in a short time be stock'd with faithful Counsellors all of a piece, that would join Heads, Hearts and Hands, and would contribute unanimously to the effectual carrying on so good a Design . . . . . distinction 'twixt his politick and natural Capacity, fighting against Page 306 the one in defence of the other, it is to be fear'd the Protestants of your English Army would, in case of a Rebellion, be too in∣clinable to fight for the King, Parliament, and Protestant Reli∣gion, against the King as Papist, his Popish Cabals and Popery. To prevent which (as Matters now stand) there is but one sure and safe Expedient, that is, to purge without delay the rest of your Irish Army, increase and make it wholly Catholick; raise and train a Catholick-Militia there; place Catholicks at the He•• of that Kingdom; issue out Quo-warranto's against all the Corpo∣rations in it; put all Employs, Civil as well as Military, into Ca∣tholick Hands. This done, call a Parliament of Loyal . . . . . present Revenues of that Kingdom cannot answer other State-Contingencies, and maintain a greater Army than is already on foot, especially when the Revenues rather fall than rise there. The Solution to this Objection is to be expected also from your Majesty, in whose Breast it lies to take off by a Law, the Re∣straint that Country is under, as to Trade and Traffick, for which it lies much more convenient than any of your Kingdoms. When this is done, the Irish Merchants will, like the Souldiers, flock home from all parts of the World; but with this difference, that as the Souldiers come to get your Money, the Merchants will bring all their . . . . . that there are few or none Protestants in that Country, but such as are join'd with the Whigs against the Common Enemy. And as to your Revenues, you are cheated of them by the mismanage∣ment and sinistrous Practices of your Commissioners, whereof the major part are in their Hearts rank Whigs, and of a whiggish Race; and hence it is that they employ no Officers but Men of their own Kidney, that swallow the Oaths and your Revenue to boot. And tho no King can well avoid being impos'd on by his Servants, I believe it in my Conscience, that the present Mana∣gers of your Revenues in Ireland, think it no Sin to rob a Po∣pish King of his Due. Hence it is that there is an universal Page 307 Agreement and Combination betwixt the . . . . . Merchants . . . . . we will, by way of Retaliation, take care that no Catholick be admitted into the Civil. This Combination makes your Let∣ters for Civil Places, the Reversion of Outlawries, and for Ca∣tholicks being admitted free of Corporations, so little regarded in Ireland by those that past for Tories here, &c. yet publickly espouse the whiggish Quarrel the other side the Water. I be∣seech you, Sir, consider, that however your Kingly Prudence may prevail with You to dissemble Your Resentments of the Non∣compliance and Disobedience of Your stiff-neck'd English Prote∣stant Subjects, You ought to exert Your Regal Authority in Ire∣land, a Kingdom more peculiarly Your own, where . . . . . month before, or at least not outlive Your Majesty a month) for if that poor Nation be not made considerable during Your Reign, his Lordship must not hope for the Favour my Lord Stafford had, of being legally Murdered by a formal Trial, but may well ex∣pect, (all Formality laid aside) to be sacrificed to the unbridled Fury of the lawless Rabble, and dissected into little Morsels, as the De-Wits were in Holland. And truly the Fanaticks threaten no less; and it were to be wished they cried out upon more of Your Ministers than they do at present; for You may take it for granted, they will never speak well of Your real Friends . . . . . other will endeavour to marr, and the Work will go on like that of Babel, confusedly, for want of good Intelligence among the Workmen.
Sir, You are under God the great Architect, that will, with the Blessing of Jesus, live to see the glorious Structure fully finish'd: In order to which 'tis requisite, You lose no time in making Ire∣land intirely Your own, that England and Scotland may follow. You are gone too far, if You do not go farther; not to advance, is to lose Ground; Delays are dangerous, and all the World Page 308 allow Expedition and Resolution to . . . . . if this were once compassed, France could no more hope upon a falling out with England, to take advantage of the diversity of our Sects, and what may spring thence, Domestick Jars and Di∣visions.
Sir, Notwithstanding the Doubts and Fears of Trimming Courtiers, and some Cow-hearted Catholicks▪ You may live long enough to undertake and crown this great Work, with the Grace and Assistance of the same Almighty God that de∣feated the Rebels in the West, and made them instrumental in settling You in Your Throne, and that permitted this Country to be lately sprinkled with the Blood of Martyrs, which must infal∣libly contribute to the Conversion of Souls in this Kingdom; for the Blood of Martyrs is and ever was the fruitful Seed of the Church: The Seed is sown in many parts of England, and the Harvest will without doubt be great and plentiful, but the Work∣men too too few, if You do not provide your self with Catho∣lick Privy-Counsellors, Ministers, Judges, Officers Civil and Mi∣litary, and Servants: As to the Choice of which, I will mind Your Majesty of the Advice given Moses by Jethro his Father-in-Law, in the following words; Provide out of all the People, able Men, such as fear God, Men of Truth, hating Covetousness. When Your Counsellors and Ministers are thus qualified, and not till then, You may hope to do what becomes a James the Second. And to furnish Your self with able Men, You must follow Your Royal Father's Advice to the Prince of Wales; that is, With an equal Eye, and impartial Hand, distribute Favours and Rewards to all Men, as You find them for their real Goodness, both in Ability and Fidelity worthy and capable of them. Such as fear God, as the truly Wisest will advise You to the best Measure for promoting God's Glory; Men of Truth will, like Tyrconnel, serve You faithfully, without trimming, tho with never so appa∣rent Hazard to their Fortunes and Lives. And Men hating Co∣vetousness, will not betray Your Interest, be corrupted, nor sell Places to such Undermanagers of Your Revenue, as buying them for a Spill in gross, will be sure to retail them at Your Cost, a Page 309 Practice much in use here, and in Ireland at present, where few or no Places can be had without Bribes; by which means You are cheated in both Kingdoms of an Hundred thousand Pounds a Year, in the opinion of understanding, honest and indifferent Judges; for no Man will give a Shilling surreptitiously for an Office, but with a design to cheat You of Twenty: To prevent which, there is no Remedy, but that of employing smart Men of known Integrity, to be chosen without Favour or Affection, that will be content with their respective Salleries, and imploy their utmost Industry to improve, not imbezel Your Revenues the Ornaments of Peace and Sinews of War.
These Kingdoms are of Opinion, Popery will break in upon them, and it were a pity to disappoint them; and when You take effectual Measures, Your trimming Courtiers will unmask and come over; nay, half the Kingdom will be converted of it self. What I have here presumed to write, is the effect of my unfeigned Zeal for the Good of Religion, and Your Majesties Interest, which I hope will induce You to pardon a plain-deal∣ing and loving Subject, that daily beseeches God to bless Your Majesty and these Kingdoms with a long and prosperous Reign, and with numerous long-liv'd Male Issues; and to inspire You with wholsom Thoughts, that may direct You to the performance of such Heroick Actions as may gain You immortal Fame in this World, and eternal Glory in the next.
Lord Clarendon's Speech in Council, on his leaving the Government of Ireland.
IT has been sometimes used to make Speeches upon these Occa∣sions, but I know my insufficiency for that Task, and there∣fore shall trouble your Lordships with very few words. In the first place, my Lords, I give your Lordships many thanks for the Civilities I have received from every one of you, and for the great Assistance I have had from you in the discharge of my Duty here. I know your Lordships can witness for me, that I ne∣ver desir'd your concurrence in any thing that was not for the King's Service. I do again beg your Lordships to accept of my Thanks, with this assurance, that I shall give the King an ac∣count (when I have the honour to kiss his Hand) of your Lord∣ships great readiness and diligence to advance his Service.
My Lord Deputy, I shall not long detain your Lordship; The King hath placed your Excellency in a very great Station; has committed to your Care, the Government of a great and flou∣rishing Kingdom, of a Dutiful, Loyal, and Obedient People: It is extreamly to be lamented, that there are such Feuds and Ani∣mosities among them, which I hope your Excellency's Prudence, with the assistance of so wise a Council, will disperse▪ I must needs say, both from my own Observation, and the Information I have had from my Lords the Judges, who often visit the whole Kingdom, that there is a great readiness and willingness in all People to serve and obey the King. I must here a little enlarge to your Excellency, because I reckon my self bound to give the King an account of his Subjects, and I would not willingly say any thing when I am at such a distance, which I have not men∣tioned here. The English in this Country have been aspersed with the Character of being generally Fanaticks, which is a great Injury to them; I must do them the justice to say, that they are of the Church of England, as appears by their Actions as well as Professions. The Churches here are as much frequented, and the Discipline of the Church as well observed, as in England it self; Page 311 which is to be attributed to the Piety and Labour of my Lords the Bishops. We of the Church of England can brag, that when Rebellion overspread the three Kingdoms, not one Ortho∣dox Member of our Church was engaged against the Crown: And in our late Disorders, we can boast we were Opposers of the Bills of Exclusion; and the Sense his Majesty has been graci∣ously pleas'd to express of our Loyalty, will never be forgotten by us. I had the happiness to be born a Member of the Church of England, and I hope God will give me the Grace to die one. One thing the English of this Country have to glory in, That of all his Majesty's Subjects, they made the earliest Advances towards his Majesty's Restoration, when the three Kingdoms were go∣verned by Usurpers. And after all the Endeavours of his Loyal Subjects in England seemed to be disappointed, and there appear∣ed no Hopes, by the total defeating of Sir G. Booth, the English then in this Kingdom, offered to submit to his Majesty's Autho∣rity. I do not say this, my Lord, to detract from his Majesty's R. C. Loyal Subjects, many of whom I my self knew serv'd and suffered with him abroad; but I speak it in justice to the others who did their Duty. There is but one thing more I shall trouble your Excellency with; I am sorry that I cannot say that I leave a full Treasure, but I can say that I leave no Debts. The Revenue is in good Order, which must be owned to be due to the unwearied Industry and Diligence of the Commissioners. The Army is intirely paid to Christmass day last; and I have ad∣vanced a Month's Subsistence-money for January. The Civil and Pensionary Lists are likewise cleared to Christmass: I doubt not but your Excellency's Care will carry all things on in the same Me∣thod. God Almighty bless the King, and grant him long Life; and I beseech God to prosper this excellent Country. I received this Sword in Peace, and I thank God, by the King's Command, I deliver it in Peace to your Excellency; and I heartily wish you Joy of the Honour the King has done you.
A General Abstract of the Gross Produce of his Majesty's Re∣venue in Ireland, in the three first Years of the Management, beginning at Christmass 1682. ending Christmass 1685.
|Customs Inwards & Impt. Excise||85844 17 2⅜||91424 8 8• / •||91117 13 65 / •|
|Customs Outwards—||32092 11 4½||33425 15 2||29428 8 11½|
|Seizures and Fines—||965 2 3½||615 1▪ 5• / •||460 11 5¼|
|Inland Excise—||68344 1 3⅜||77580 3 7¼||79169 4 4¾|
|Ale Licenses—||8283 14 11• / 4||9538 4 46/8||99•5 14 11• / •|
|Wine, &c. Licenses—||2736 12||3114 10 2• / 2||3467 11 3¾|
|Quit Crown and Custodiam Rents—||68699 9 7⅜||68385 8 0¼||68922 4 5• / 2|
|Hearth-Money—||31041||31646||32953 12 00|
|Casual Revenue—||820 3 3||1745 16 2||1564 16 11¼|
|Totals,||l. 300297 11 11• / 4||319168 7 9||318961 18 0• / 8|
|Arrears of each of the above-Years remaining uncollected at Christmass 1685.—||7659 1 6⅜||9799 9 8½||34971 9 3⅞|
- Net Cash paid into the Treasury in the three Years above-mention'd, over and besides the Charges of Management, and Sallaries to the Officers of the Revenue in the said time—
- 712972 17 2⅜
- Cash remaining in the Collectors Hands at Christ∣mass, 1685, ready to be paid in—
- 55655 10 3½
- The Solvent Part of the above-mention'd Arrears which was actually levied and paid into the Trea∣sury before Christmass, 1688.—
- 30000 00 00
- Total Cash,
- l. 798628 07 5⅞
- Which at a Medium for three Years, amounts for each Year to the Sum of—
- 266209 00 00
Sheriffs for the Year 1687. Febr. 16. 1686.
- Marcus Clarke.
- Cormuck O. Neil.
- Lucas Reily.
- John Mac. Nemara of Cratelag•.
- Nicholas Brown of Bantrey.
- Sir Lawrence Esmond.
- Thomas Warren.
- Valentine Russell.
- Charles Hamilton.
- Cohonnagh Mac-Gwire.
- John Ke•• Esq
- John Wogan.
- King's County—
- Hewar Oxburgh.
- John Grace Esq
- Donogh Mac-Gellicuddy.
- Alexander Mac-Donnel.
- Patrick Bellew.
- Edward Rice of Ballynitty.
- James Nugent Esq
- Walter Nangle Esq
- Sir John Flemming.
- Dominick Browne.
- Queen's County—
- Edmond Morris Esq
- John Dillon Esq
- Henry Crafton of Longford.
- Terence Donelly.
- Patrick Colclough.
- Thomas Nugent.
- Francis Meara.
- Elected by the Charter.
- Appointed by the Duke of Ormond.
John Plunkett Lessee of Christ. Lord Baron of Dunsany, Plantiff. Philip Tuite and John Rawlins, Defendants.
Sir Edward Tyrrell's Affi∣davit about packing of Juries.
WHereas there issued two several Venire Faciases, at the Plantiff's Suit, returnable to his Majesty's Court of Ex∣chequer, directed to Edward Tyrrell Esq then High She∣riff of the County of Meath, the first Year of his now Majesty's Reign. Now Sir Edward Tyrrell Baronet came this day before me, and made Oath, That one Mr. Plunket, Brother to the said Lord of Dunsany, came to Longwood to this Deponent's House; and desired this Deponent to stand the Lord Dunsany's Friend, and to give him a Jury that would do him Right; and withal said, this Deponent should have (after the said Lord of Dunsany should be restored to the Possession of his Estate) the sum of three or four hundred Pounds. To which this Deponent answered, He would do him Justice. The said Mr. Plunket desired this Depo∣nent to meet him at Mr. Nugent his Counsel's House, where he would further discourse the Matter. This Deponent did ac∣cordingly meet the said Thomas Plunket, where several Proposals and Overtures were made all to no purpose. This Deponent fur∣ther deposeth, That in some short time after, the said Lord of Dunsany came to this Deponent's said House, and after some Dis∣course, he the said Dunsany desired this Deponent to befriend him against those that wronged him, and kept him out of his Estate. Whereupon this Deponent told the said Lord of Dunsany what offer his Brother made him. The said Lord of Dunsany replying, said, His Brothers were all on the catch, and that he would do his own Business, and not trouble them, or any of them, or words to that purpose; and desired this Deponent to return him a good Jury, and that he, the said Dunsany, would give this Deponent twenty Guinnies in hand, and three or four hundred Pounds when he should be restored to the Possession of his Estate. To which this Deponent made answer, That he would impose no∣thing Page 315 on his Lordship▪ and that he would do him Right. Then the said Lord Dunsany swore, that this Deponent should not re∣pent what Kindness this Deponent would shew him in that Affair, and said, he would not fail paying the twenty Guinnies upon the return of the said Venires. This Deponent desired the said Lord of Dunsany to imploy his Brother Thomas Plunket in the prosecu∣tion of that Concern; which he promised he would do, and thereupon began to name such as he would have of the Jury: Which this Deponent desired he should forbear, telling him, if this Deponent should be examined to that, the Aray would be quash'd. The said Dunsany then said, he would put the Venires into this Deponent's Hands, and do what he thought fit, and said, this Deponent should hear from him within some short time, which he performed. And this Deponent deposeth, that he did receive the said two Venires, either from the said Lord Dunsany's Messenger, or from himself or one of his Servants. But this De∣ponent having recollected his Memory, is more apt to believe that it was the said Lord of Dunsany's Messenger or Servant, whom this Deponent hath seen before in the said Lord's Company, that came according to his the said Lord Dunsany's Promise, that de∣livered the said Venires to this Deponent; for he desired to know at his departure from this Deponent, where and when the said Mr. Thomas Plunket should meet this Deponent in order to return the said Writs, or words to that effect. That this Deponent ap∣pointed him to give the said Thomas Plunket notice to meet him at Trim, at one Mr. Eveys House, on such a day as this Depo∣nent cannot tax his Memory now with. That this Deponent having several Occasions to this City, waited on Mr. Daley this Deponent's Counsel, now Mr. Justice Daley, and advised with him about the Proposals, and said Overtures betwixt him this Deponent, and the said Lord of Dunsany; and thereupon resolved to serve the said Lord Dunsany gratis, and not to take or accept of any manner of Consideration from the said Lord of Dunsany, and that he this Deponent would be very just to him; which Reso∣lution was approved of by the said Mr. Justice Daley. This Depo∣nent further deposeth, That according to appointment, being met with punctually, had some Discourse with the said Thomas Plunket, who said, The said Lord of Dunsany his Brother was not prepa∣red Page 316 for a Trial, and that he would go on soon with all his Estate at once; and that them two Parcels were inconsiderable in respect of the Bulk of his Estate; and desired this Deponent to reserve the best Men, in order to return them on the Juries, when he should put other Venires for that purpose in this Deponent's hands, or words to that purpose. This Deponent desired him to consider what he had to do, and he should not blame him this Deponent hereafter. He the said Thomas Plunket then replied, That he would be satisfied with what Returns this Deponent should make on the said two Venires, and desired that the best Men might be reserv'd as aforesaid. Whereupon this Deponent soon after return'd the a∣foresaid Venires, with Pannels to them severally annexed. This De∣ponent further deposeth, That he having notice from the Lord Bp of Clogher, that he heard that the said Lord of Dunsany should re∣flect on this Deponent, saying, He would not return him a good Jury without a Consideration: and having met the said Thomas Plunket in the said Lord Bishop's Lodgings, in Michaelmass or Hil∣lary Term last, he desired the said Lord Bishop to acquaint the said Thomas Plunket with the Expressions he heard of the said Lord of Dunsany. Which he having done, the said Thomas Plunket said, That this Deponent desired no Consideration, and that the Lord Dunsany aforesaid was much obliged to him this Deponent; and that he was mighty kind to him, and would justify the same. This Deponent further deposeth, That the said Thomas Plunket having met this Deponent at Longwood, after some Discourse he had with this Deponent, the seventeenth day of March last past, shewed him a List of the Juries, and asked this Deponent if he returned them? To which this Deponent answered, That he had (as he believed): He the said Thomas Plunket thereupon said, most of them were Phanaticks, and that they would hang the said Lord of Dunsany if they could. This Deponent made answer then, That if they prov'd inconvenient, that it was the said Thomas Plunket's fault, for that he had desired this Deponent to return what he this Deponent pleased, and to reserve the best Men for the Bulk of the said Lord Dunsany's Estate, or words to that ef∣fect. The said Thomas Plunket said, He would never consent to the return of such Juries; and passionately said, If he had the twenty Guinnies to give this Deponent, that he would have bet∣ter Page 317 Juries. This Deponent asked the said Thomas Plunket, if this Deponent desired any such Sum, or any Sum of him when he met at Trim? he then replied, that he did not, but that the said Lord Dunsany did promise it. After a while he likewise said, That he told the said Lord of Dunsany, that this Deponent could not be supposed to have made that Return for Ill-will or Gain, for that none would give any Sum of Money where the Party could Nonsuit himself; as also that this Deponent had returned good Juries for several of his Country, naming Mr. Evers and others, and that it was his ill Luck that hindred him, or words to that effect. This Deponent further deposeth, That neither of the De∣fendants, directly or indirectly, desired this Deponent for to re∣turn the said Juries. Neither did this Deponent give them no∣tice that he had any Venires; neither did he know that there were any Venires ordered to be granted by this Court, until he recei∣ved the said Venires, either from the said Lord, or Tenants, or Messengers as aforesaid, and further saith not.
Mr. Burridge's Affidavit about Robbers, Sept. 27. 1690.
THen came before me Ezekiel Burridge Clerk, and saith, That about the beginning of the late Earl of Tyrconnel's Government, he was set upon by three Men near Glas∣neven, within a mile of Dublin, who gave this Deponent four Wounds with their Swords, and tore his Gown, so that he could never afterwards wear it: They likewise attempted to rob him, had they not been prevented by the coming in of Company. Two or three days after, he heard that a Fellow was seen on the same Ground who looked suspiciously; and being pursued, was taken in the Suburbs: Whereupon the said Deponent went to him in a Disguise to Newgate, and took him into a private Place, and made large Promises to him, if he would discover any of the Robberies, and be an Instrument of bringing in the Rogues who infested the Roads about the Town, and robbed almost every Night. To effect this, he spoke Irish, and wore the •arb of a considerable Irish Officer, and call'd himself Mac-Carty.Page 318 The first time he could do but little good with him, but he bid him come to him the next day; and after he had seen a Friend, he would do something. Accordingly he went to him the next Morning, and renewing and enlarging his Promises to him; af∣ter some time he told him, if he would make my Lord Chief Ju∣stice Nugent his Friend, and perswade him to remit his Punish∣ment, which was to be burnt in the Hand, and stand his Friend in other things, he would do more Service than any Man in Ire∣land was able to do. He thereupon ventur'd upon large Promises to him, and used all the Rhetorick he could to bring him to an ingenuous and full Confession. Whereupon he told the Depo∣nent, that he knew all the Robberies that were committed the three Years last past in the Counties of Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Long∣ford and Louth: That he would engage to clear all those Counties of Rogues; that he knew all those that rob'd in the Roads about Dublin; that there were four several Companies of them; that the great Company were at that time robbing about Kilkenny, and that they would be at Dublin within a Week, for they were withdrawn thither only to be out of the way here in the Term time; that there were 26 of them in all besides Souldiers (whom, he said, he durst not discover); but all the rest, he said, he would engage to take in Ale-houses, where he would appoint them to meet him, if my Lord Chief Justice would allow him Men to assist him: This he told the Deponent he would do, and shewed him what Methods he would use; and he said, he would willingly be hang'd if he did not succeed: Besides, he knew (he said) where Rogues might be found in Dublin, who were proclaimed, and had Money offered for their Heads. He knew likewise where two Men were who murdered a Broguemaker at Kil•ock a little before, but was loth to hang one of them, he said, because he thought he then lived honestly in his own House. He knew likewise, he said, a House that was to be robb'd at Stephens-green, by some Acquaintance of his, within a Week; and told the Deponent what Method they design'd to use in robbing it. He knew likewise who robb'd a House at Killmain∣ham that very Week whilst be was in Prison. He knew where a Silver-hilted Sword was, which was taken from a Gentleman a little before; and could go directly to abundance of Goods Page 319 taken by Robbery. He knew where several pieces of the Gold which was taken from Mr. Starling the Minister in the County of Longford, then lay; and said, that he himself had changed one of the Pieces since his Committal: All this he said he would prove, and would give his Head if he miscarried in any Parti∣cular. And when the Deponent told him, that perhaps he only pretended those things, that he might have an opportunity to escape; he thereupon said, that they might, to prevent that, set Guards over him; and besides, he would procure my Lord Gor∣manstowne, and several Gentlemen, to be bound for him. The Deponent having received this Encouragement from the Priso∣ner, (whose Name was Patrick Launan) he went to my Lord Chief Justice Nugent; told him what he had suffer'd himself, and what the Country suffer'd daily; and gave him an account of his conferring with the Prisoner, and shewed him in writing the above-named Particulars, which he wrote from his Mouth in Prison; which my Lord presently was pleased to call, Extraor∣dinary great Service, and said, that the Government ought to take notice of it. My Lord was likewise pleased to promise the Deponent he would pardon the Fellow, and make the best use he could of him to bring in the Rogues. Afterwards my Lord sent for him, and had him private two hours; and when the Deponent afterwards waited upon him, my Lord told him, he had found out an extraordinary useful Man, and that he was well satisfied all he said was true, and he believed he could do more service than the Account he gave the Deponent; and withal, my Lord shewed the Deponent a List of the Rogues he had from Launan the Prisoner: But either my Lord did not read the List fairly to the Deponent, or Launan made some omission; for the Deponent remembers there was one Naugle, or one or two Nugents in his List, which my Lord omitted in reading. After the Deponent had managed the Fellow thus far, he asked him concerning particular Robberies, and he gave him a very satisfactory Answer to all. He asked whether he heard of a Gownman that was assaulted between Dublin and Glassneven? he thereupon turned his Head aside and blush'd, and said, that he knew of it, but could not be perswaded to discover the Men: Page 320 What he said upon this Head, made the Deponent suspect that my Lord Chief Justice had discovered him to the Prisoner, for he found not that freeness of discourse with him, after he had been with my Lord, that he had before: Neither after all his Pains, could he do any good with my Lord; but he deposes, that after he was importunate with him, three or four times, to bring in the Rogues, yet nothing was done, and the Prisoner was afterwards sent away to Trim Goal, which this Deponent verily believes was to avoid his importunity. He believes, my Lord thought those Rogues might be afterwards serviceable, and therefore had no mind to bring them to Justice.
Jurat coram me 27 Septembris 1690.
Account of Mr. Thomas Corker's House, Burnt by the Irish the 5th of May, 1689.
AS One of the Thousand Instances that may be given of the Natural Antipathy the Irish have to the English, and Protestants in general, (let the Obligations of Neighbourhood, Conversation, and other endearments be never so great) Mr Tho∣mas Corker's Usage by them is remarkable. He liv'd at Donogh∣more, within a Mile of Navan in the County of Meath; and observing about All Saints, 1688, that the English and Prote∣stants began to remove and fly; he freely ask'd the Irish Gentle∣men in his Neighbourhood, What Advice they would give him as to his Remove, having a great Family: Who Answer'd, O dear, Sir, do not stir; for if the World were on Fire, you have no reason to fear: For you have been so obliging to us your Neigh∣bours, and to all sorts, that none will harm you, but rather protect you. Yet immediately they fell upon his Stock without doors, and took part of it away. He then removed with his Family to Dublin, leaving his Haggard and most of his Houshold Goods behind him; and sometimes (or about once a Month) went down to Thresh part of his Corn for his own use: During which time they took away all his Stock of Sheep, Black Cattel, and Horses; and the Soldiers from Navan (Commanded by one Captain Farrel) fetcht away all his Corn and Hay. Some of his Irish-Servants telling him, It was not safe for him to come down, or lye in his own House, He lay in a Neigh∣bours House: This was on a Friday-Night; and the next Day he went to Dublin. On Sunday Night (the 5th of May, 1689.) they came and set Fire to his House in several places, and burnt it down and all his Goods, believing he was in the House. Afterwards giving out, That he had order'd his own Servants to Burn it. And soon after came up one William Carton his Shepherd, who told him▪ That the Fryar and Priests at Navan were very angry with him, and Threatned him, because he did not countenance that Report, and also own that his Servants had Burnt his House by his Order.
All this was done by the Neighbourhood, within 3 or 4 Miles about him.
A Brief of the Case of the Charter of Londonderry, upon which Judgment was given against it.
Quo Warranto against the Corporation of Londonderry; to shew, why they Claim'd to be a Body Politick, and to have and use certain other Priviledges.
THE Corporation pleaded their CHARTER, whereby those Priviledges were granted to them, & eo Warranto they claim to have and use those Priviledges.
Tho King's Attorny Replies, and saith, That since their Charter; the Act of Settlement impowers the Lord Lieu∣tenant and Council, to make Rules and Orders for the Regu∣lating Corporations: That accordingly such Rules were made for this Corporation; among which, One was, That they were to Elect at a time different from that in the Charter, and Return the Names of the Persons the Corporation should elect yearly to be Mayor and Sheriffs, to the Lord Lieu∣tenant; and to be approved of, & unde ex quo, that they did not so elect, and send the Names of such elected, to be so Approved, they forfeited their Priviledges.
The Corporation in their Rejoynder gave a full Answer to this New Matter, raised in Replication on these New Rules; and set forth, That they did all along yearly elect, and send up the Names elected according to the Rules, and that they were Approved, &c.
But further insisted at the Bar, That they needed not to have any further Rejoynder to the said Replication, or given any Answer as to the Matter in the said Replication alledged; because, admitting the Allegations in the said Replication to be true, yet the Replication assigns no breach by the Corpo∣ration: For all that comes after the Unde ex quo, is but a Conclusion, and solely a Conclusion without any Premisses; for tho' the New Rules be set forth, yet 'tis not said in all the Replication, That the Corporation did not act pursuant thereto; but only saith, Unde ex quo, they did not, &c.
Page 3231. The Court said, The Answer given to the New Rules, was a Departure from the Matter pleaded; viz. They Justifie in the Plea by the Charter; and in their Rejoynder they say, They chuse according to the New Rules, which is another Warrant to chuse, and so the Plea vitious. To which the Corporation Reply'd, That a Departure is, when a Party in a Rejoynder sets up a New Title to a thing, or a New Justi∣fication not set up in the Plea: But here they still Justifie by their Charter, and the New Rules made subsequent, is only to the Modus of Chusing, in respect of Time, &c. but the Power of Chusing is still by the Charter.
2. The Plea was not only a Plain Answer to a short Que∣stion demanded by the Quo Warranto, viz by what Warrant they claimed their Priviledges; and the Matter of the New Rules was set up by the King in his Replication, to which they had no opportunity of Answering, till they Rejoyn'd.
3. If it had been material to be set forth in the Plea; yet it being a Condition subsequent (if any thing) and going in destruction of the Corporation Priviledges, they ought not first by the Rules of Law to set it forth; but it ought first to come on the Adversaries part.
4. The Corporation urged, That the New Rules did not in Law work any Forfeiture of Priviledges, in case they were not observed; for they were in the Affirmative only, and the Rule of Law is, That Acts in the Affirmative take not away a former Power of doing a thing, but the same may be done either the first way, or the second. Notwithstanding all which, on the said pretended defect in Pleading, the Merits of the Cause never coming in question, the Court gave Judgment against the Corporation.
(No 8.) Lord Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants of Counties.
|Counties.||Lord Lieutenants.||Deputy Lieutenants.|
|COunty Dublin,||Col. Simon Lutterel.||Thomas Warren.|
|City Dublin—||Lord Mayor.||Sir Thomas Hackett.|
|Meath—||Lord Gormanstown.||Thomas Bellew.|
|Westmeath—||Earl of Westmeath.||Edmund Nugent of Car∣linston.|
|Mullingar—||James Nugent of Welsh∣town.|
|Longford—||Col. William Nugent.||Fergus Farrel.|
|Catherlogh—||Dudley Bagnal.—||Marcus Baggott.|
|Kilkenny—||Lord Galmoy.—||John Grace.|
|Wexford—||Col. Walter Butler.||Patrick Colclough.|
|Page 325Wicklow—||John Talbot of Bel∣gard.||Hugh Roe Byrne.|
|King's County||Col. Garret Moore.||Terence Coghlan.|
|Queens County||Lord Clanmalyra.||Edward Morris.|
|Lowth—||Lord of Lowth.||Roger Bellew.|
|Kildare—||Earl of Lymrick.||Capt. Charles Whyla.|
|Naas—||Wm Fitzgerald of Cooks∣town.|
|Counties.||Lord Lieutenants.||Deputy Lieutenants.|
|Corke—||Lord Mountcashel.||Pierce Nagle.|
|Daniel Mac Carty Reagh.|
|Corke—||Charles Mac Carty, alias Mac Donnogh.|
|Waterford—||Earl of Tyrone.—||John Nugent.|
|Clare—||Lord Clare.—||Donogh ô Brien of Duogh.|
|Ennis—||Florence Mac Nemara.|
|Page 326Counties.||Lord Lieutenants.||Deputy Lieutenants.|
|Kerry—||Lord Kilmore.||Donogh Mac Gillicuddy.|
|Limerick—||Lord Brittas.||Morice Fitz-Gerald.|
|Tipperary—||Walter Butler, Esq||James Butler of Killas•a∣han.|
|Daniel Mac Carty.|
|Counties.||Lord Lieutenants.||Deputy Lieutenants.|
|Galway—||Earl of Clanrickard.||John Donnelan.|
|Roscomon—||Lord Dillon.—||Patrick Plunkett.|
|Mayo—||Lord Athenry.||John Brown.|
|Sligoe—||Col. Henry Dillon.||Edward Crofton.|
|Leitrim—||Col. Alexander Mac Donnel.||Henry Mac Tool ô Neile.|
|Hugh ô Rourkē.|
|Counties.||Lord Lieutenants.||Deputy Lieutenants.|
|Cavan—||Col. Edmond Reyley.||Philip Oge ô Reyley.|
|Cavan—||Miles Reyley, Junior.|
|Monoghan—||Col. Arthur Oge Mac Mahon.||Capt. Hugh Mac Mahon.|
|Col. Brian Mac Mahon.|
|Tyrone—||Col. Gordon ô Neile.||Capt. Terence Donnelly.|
|Shane ô Donnelly.|
|Ardmagh—||Sir Neil ô Neil.||Walter Hovendon.|
|Con. ô Neil.|
|Derry—||Col. Cormuck ô Neil.||Capt. Roger ô Cahan.|
|Capt. Fran. ô Cahan.|
|Donegal—||Conel ô Donnel.||Manus ô Donnel.|
|Tyrlagh Oge ô Boyle.|
|Daniel ô Donnel.|
|Downe—||Lord Iveagh.||Shilling Magennis.|
|Antrim—||Earl of Antrim.||Shane ô Neil, Sheriff.|
|Col. Thady ô Hara.|
|Fermanagh—||Lord of Eniskillen.—||Cuconaght Mac Gwyre.|
A List of the Principal Officers employed in the Revenue 24 Jun. 1690.
Dublin Port; Chief Commissioners and Officers established by Patent.
Commissioners of the Revenue.
- SIR Patrick Trant, Knight.
- Francis Plowden, Esquires.
- John Trinder, Esquires.
- Prot. Richard Collins, Esquires.
- Prot. Sir William Ellis, Knight.
- Charles Playdel, Secretary.
- Nicholas Fitz-Gerald, Solicitor.
- Prot. James Bonnel, Accomptant General.
Collectors and Officers appointed by the Commissioners, Viz.
- Doctor James Fitz Gerald, Collector.
- Prot. Nathaniel Evans, Clerk to the Commissioners.
- Prot. William Alcock, Examiner of the Port-Accounts and Warrants, and Casheer.
- Prot. Sinolphus Bellasis, Clerk of the Coast.
- Prot. John Kent, Land Surveyor, and Comptroller of the Store.
- Prot. Edward Prescott, Land-Surveyor.
- Prot. John Robinson.
- Prot. Dennis Boyle.
- Prot. Francis Isaackson.
- Henry Fitz Gerald.
- Prot. Bartholomew Wybrantz, Store Keeper.
- Robert Longfield, Chief Clerk of the Quit and Crown-Rents.
Surveyors of Ringsend.
- William Briscoe.
- Phelim Dempsy.
- Francis Creagh, Surveyor at Dunlary.
Page 329Dublin Excise; Viz.
- Prot. Francis Babe, Collector.
- Prot. Bernard Waight, Surveyor General of Excise.
_____ Carol, Examiner of Excise Accounts.
Surveyors of Excise.
- Prot. Benjamin Powning, Examiner of Diaries.
- Prot. Henry Davis,
- Prot. Jacob Walton, Philip Clayton,
|Cork Port,||Sir James Cotter,—||Collector.|
|Florence Mac Carty,—||Surveyor at Cove.|
|Cork Excise,||Francis Garvan,—||Collector.|
|Walter Babe,—||Surveyor of Excise.|
|Morris Morierty,—||Survey. at New-key.|
|Ennis,||John Mac Nemara,—||Collector.|
|Nicholas Toppin, [Prot.]||Surveyor.|
|Page 330Galway Port,||Arthur Nagle,—||Collector.|
|Galway Excise,||James Brown Fitz Jeffrey,||Collector.|
|Samuel Pigeon, [Prot]||Surveyor.|
|Mark Whitty,—||Surveyor of Excise.|
|Hugh Mac Donogh,||Surveyors.|
A List of the Names of the New Burgesses of Strabane and Londonderry; Viz. STRABANE.
Commonly call'd, Soveraign JOhn ô Neile, Shane Mac Con Backagh ô Neile.
- Gordon ô Neile, Son of Sir Phelim ô Neile the Great Rebel, who was Hang'd, Drawn, and Quarter'd. He burnt Strabane in 1641.
- John ô Neile,—Shane Mac Neile, Rammar Ô Neile.
- William Roe Hamilton.
- Constantine ô Neile.
- James Cunningham.
- Robert Adams.
- Cloud Hamilton.
- Brian ô Neil, Mac Brian, Mac Cormuc, Mac Rory Grana ô Neil.
- John Browne.
- Robert Gamble.
- Patrick Bellew.
- James Mac Gee.
- Art ô Neile,—Art Mac ô Neile, Ramar ô Neile▪
- John Donnelly,—Shane fadda ô Donnelly.
- James Mac Enally.
- John Mac Rory Shane groom Mac Philip Mac Rory▪ Burnt in the Hand.
- Terence Donnelly,—Turlogh ô Donnelly.
- Henry ô Neile, Henry Mac Phelmy Duff, Mac Art Mac Rory ô Neile. His Father hang'd.
- Roger Mac Cony, Rory Mac Brian, Mac Con modura Mac Conway: His Father hang'd.
- Dominick Mac Hugh, Dominick Mac Rory Ballagh Mac Hugh.
- Charles ô Cahan—Cormuck Mac Manus Keiogh ô Cahan.
- Charles ô Conway, Cormuck Mac Owen oge Mac Owen Mo∣dera Mac Conway.
COrmuck ô Neile, Mayor.
- Horace Kennedy, and
- Edward Brooks,
- Cohanagh Mac Gwire,
- Gordon ô Neile,
- Constantine ô Neile,
- Constance ô Neile,
- Manus ô Donnel,
- Peter Manby,
- Peter Dobbin,
- Antho. Dobbin,
- John Campsie,
- Daniel ô Dogherty,
- William Hamilton,
- Roger ô Cahan.
- Daniel ô Donnel,
- Nicho. •urside,
- Alexander Lacky,
- Constance ô Dogherty.
- Daniel ô Sheile,
- Roger ô Dogherty,
- Brian ô Neile, and
- John Buchanan,
- Daniel ô Sheile, Chamberlain,
- Francis ô Cahan,
- Robert Butler,
- Cornelius Callaghan,
- Thomas Moncriefe,
- Hugh ô Hogan,
- John Mackenny,
- John Campsie,
- Henry Campsie,
- James Lenox,
- John ô Hogan,
- William Stanly,
- James Connor,
- Hugh Eady,
- John Donnogh,
- Alexander Gourdon,
- John Crookshanks,
- Phel. Mac Shaghlin,
- John ô Linshane,
- Art. ô Hogan,
- Charles ô Sheile,
- Johnlius ô Mullan,
- John Sheridan.
- James Sheridan,
- Constance ô Rorke,
- Dom. Boy Mac Loghlin,
- John Nugent,
- William ô Boy,
- John ô Boy,
- William ô Sullivan,
- Dionysius Mac Loghlin.
- Manus ô Cahan,
- Hugh Mac Loghlin,
- Hugh More ô Dogherty
- Ulick ô Hogurty,
- Henry Ash,
- Tho. Broome,
- Pet. Mac Peake,
- Hen. Dogherty,
- Robert Shenan,
- Cornelius Magreth,
- Art. ô Hogan.
(No. 9.) Privy Councellers appointed by Letters from King James, Dated the 28th of February, 1684; and such as are Sworn since by particular Letters.
for the Time being.
- LOrd Primate.
- Lord Chancellor.
- Lord Archbishop Dublin.
- Lord High Treasurer.
- Secretary of State.
- Chancellor of the Exchequer
- Master of the Ordnance.
- Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
- Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
- Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
- Lieut. General of the Army.
- Colonel of the Regiment of Guards.
- James Duke of Ormond, not sworn.
- Henry Earl of Thomond.
- Cary Earl of Roscomon.
- . . . Earl of Ardglass.
- Henry Earl of Drogheda.
- Hugh Earl of Mount-Alexander.
- Richard Earl of Ranelagh, not sworn.
- Francis Earl of Longford.
- Maurice Viscount Fitzharding.
- Murrogh Viscount Blesinton.
- Robert Fitzgerald, Esq not sworn.
- Sir Charles Fielding, not sworn.
- Sir Richard Reynel, not sworn.
- Sir Thomas Newcomen.
- Sir Robert Hamilton.
Esquires; not sworn.
- Adam Loftus,
- Lemuel Kingdon,
- Sworn afterwards by parti∣cular Letters.
- Sir Paul Rycaut.
- Thomas Heitley, Esq
- Earl of Tyrconnel.
- Earl of Lymerick.
- Lord Viscount Ikerin.
- Lord Viscount Galmoy.
- Thomas Nugent,
- Dennis Daly,
- Stephen Rice,
- Rich. Hamilton,
- Sir William Wentworth.
- Earl of Ballymore.
- Nicholas Purcel, Esq
- Earl of Clanrickard.
- Earl of Antrim.
- Justin Mac Carty, Esq
- Lord Viscount Gormanst own
- Lord Viscount Rosse.
- Earl of Tyrone.
- Lord Viscount Netterville
- Lord Lowth.
- Sir William Talbot.
- Anth. Hamilton,
- Thomas Sheridan,
- Symon Luttrel.
- Fitzgerald Villers, Esq
- Colonel Garret Moore.
- Lord Bellew.
- Charles White, Esq
- Col. Cormusk ô Neil.
- Francis Plowden, Esq
Privy Consellors Sworn before King James, after his coming to Ireland.
- DUke of Powis.
- Duke of Berwick.
- Earl of Abercorne.
- Lord Thomas Howard.
- Earl of Melfort.
- Lord Chief Justice Herbert.
- Lord Dover.
- Colonel William P▪
- Colonel Dorrington.
- Marquis D'Albeville.
- Lord Kilmallock.
- Colonel Sarsfield.
- Lord Merryon.
- Earl of Carlingford.
- Earl of Clanrickard.
- Lord Kenmare.
- Lord Clare.
(No 10) The Civil List of Officers, and the Times of their Entring on their Offices.
- SIR Alexander Fitton Knight, Created Lord Fitton and Baron of Gosworth in the County of Lymrick, Lord High Chancellor of Ireland.
- 23 April, 1689. Sir William Talbot Baronet, made Master of the Rolls.
- Dennis Fitzgerald his Deputy.
- Dr. Alexius Stafford Popish Dean of Christ-church,
- 2d May. Ignatius Berford, Esq Dr. of the Laws,
- 6th May. Dr. Matthew Kennedy,
- 10 May. Dr. Michael Plunket, a Romish-Priest.
- 23 July. Thomas Arthur Soldier, Clerk of the Crown and Hana∣per: This is in Trust for Robert Arthur's Wife, Niece to Lord Tyrconnel.
- 1st Aug. William Dorrington, Register.
- James Nagle, Cursitor and Ingrosser of all Original Writs.
- Henry Temple, Esq and Owen Coyle (who was Indicted and Outlawed of Forgery) Examinators.
- John Newel, John Maynard, . . . . Power,
- Thady Meagher, John Herny, and . . Geoghegan,
- Baskervile Polewheel, Pursuivant:
Page 335KINGS BENCH.
- Thomas Lord Nugent Baron of Riverston, L. Chief Justice.
- 2d Justice Vacant, not being worth Fees of passing Patent.
- Sir Brian O Neil, Baronet, Third Justic.
- 6th July, 1689. Randal Mac Donnel, Esq Clerk of the Crown, and Pro∣thonorary.
- Francis Nugent, Deputy Prothonotary.
- Brian Kerny, Deputy Clerk of the Crown.
- John Keating, Esq Lord Chief Justice.
- 2. Justice Dennis Daly, Esq
- 3. Justice Peter Martin, Esq
- 23 Jan. 1689. Edmond Fitzgerald, Esq Chief and only Prothonotary.
- Richard Fenner, his Deputy.
- 16 Jan. 1689. Robert Barnwel, Esq Custos Brevium and Chirographer.
- James Nagle, Clerk of the Outlawries.
- Buno Talbot, Esq Chancellor.
- Treasurer Vacant.
- Sir Stephen Rice, Lord Chief Baron.
- Sir John Barnwel, Knight, Second Baron.
- Sir Henry Lynch, Baronet, Puny Baron.
- 1st Aug. 1689. Oliver Grace, Esq Chief Remembrancer.
- Second Remembrancer not disposed of; formerly an Office of great Perquisites, but now▪ not worth Fees of passing Patent.
- 8 Aug. Walter Lord Dungan, Clerk of the Common Pleas.
- Murtagh Griffin, his Deputy.
- Philip Dwyer his Sub-Deputy.
- 6 Jul. 89. Richard Talbot of Malahide, Esq Auditor General.
- 23 Jul. 89. Chr. Malone, Sergeant Dillon's Clerk, Surveyor General; This in Trust for Lady Tyrconnel and her Daughter, married to Col▪ Dillon.
- Page 3363 Oct. 1689. James Nagle, Clerk of the Estreats and Summonister.
- 24 October, Richard Morgan, Pursuivant.
- 28 Nov. 89. Francis Stafford, Esq Clerk of the Pipe.
- 20 Dec. 89. Charles White, Esq Clerk of the First Fruits and 20th Parts.
- Marcus Baggot, First Sergeant at Arms.
- 7 Jan. 1689. Thomas Haughton, Second Sergeant at Arms.
- 16th Jan. Brian Mac Dermot, Esq Clerk of the Pels and Tallies, and Clerk of the Treasury.
- 13 Feb. 89. Patrick Kennedy, Gent. Comptroller of the Pipe.
- 18 Feb. 89. Thady Meagher, Clerk of the Errors. This is on the Statute for Writs of Error, from the King's-Bench to the Exchequer Chamber.
- 27 February, John Barry Gent. Chief Chamberlain.
- Simon Carrick, Second Chamberlain.
- 6 March, Oliver Grace, Esq Transcriptor and Forein Opposer.
Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
- 9th July 89. Duke Tyrconnel, Henry Lord Dover, Lord River∣ston Chief Justice, Sir Stephen Rice Lord Chief Baron, Buno Talbot Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. Adam Colclough, Secretary.
- 27 August, Hugh Reilly Esq Clerk of the Privy Council.
Commissioners of the Mint in Dublin.
- 26 Aug. 1689. John Trinder, William Talbot, Thomas Goddars Esq William Bromfield, Francis Rice, Edward Fox, and Walter Plunket Gent.
- 31 Jan. 1689. Grant to Alderman James Malone, and Rich. Malone, of the Office of Printer General.
Commissioners of the Revenue.
- Sir Patrick Trant, Sir William Ellis▪ John Trinder, Richard Collins, Fr. Plowden Esq Sir Theobald Butler, Charles Playdel Secretary.
- Sir Henry Bond, Lewis Doe, Esq
- Nicholas Fitzgerald, Solicitor. Robert Longfield, Clerk of the Quit-Rents and of Forfeited Estates, &c.
- Sir Patrick Trant, Sir William Ellis▪ John Trinder, Richard Collins, Fr. Plowden Esq Sir Theobald Butler, Charles Playdel Secretary.
(No 11.) 2d. June 1690. An Account of the General and Field Officers of King James's Army, out of the Muster Rolls.
- DUKE of Tyrconnel, Captain-General.
- Duke of Berwick
- Richard Hamilton
- Count Lozune, General of the French.
- Monsieur Leary alias Geraldine, Lieut. General.
Dom. Sheldon, Lieut. General of the Horse.
- Patrick Sarsfield,
- Monsieur Boisteau,
- Antho. Hamilton,
- Tho. Maxwell,
- John Hamilton,
- Will. Dorrington,
- Solomon Slater, Muster-master-General.
- Robert Fitz-Gerald, Comptroller of the Musters.
- Sir Rich. Nagle, Secretary at War.
- Sir Henry Bond,
- Louis Doe,
- Sir Michael Creagh, Pay-master-General.
- Felix O Neile, Advocate-General.
- Dr. Archbold, Physician to the State.
- Patrick Archbold, Chirurgeon-General.
- Duke of Tyrconnel Collonel.
- Dom. Sheldon Lieut. Coll.
- Fra. Meara Major.
- Lord Galmoy Coll.
- Laur. Dempsy 1st. Lieu. Coll.
- Char. Carrole 2d. Lieu. Coll.
- Robert Arthur Major.
- Patrick Sarsfield Coll.
- Lord Kinsale Lieut. Coll.
- Roger Magilligan Major.
- Hugh Sutherland Coll.
- Edm. Pendergast 1st. L. Coll.
- Talbot Lassells 2d. L. Coll.
- Will. Cox. Major.
- Page 342Lord Abercorne Coll.
- Lieu. Coll.
- Henry Luttrell Coll.
- Sir James Moclare Lieu. Coll.
- John Parker Coll.
- Tho. Gifford Lieu. Coll.
- John Metham Major.
- Nicholas Pursel Coll.
- Lieu. Coll.
- Lord Dimgan Coll.
- Lieut. Coll.
- Sir Neile O Neile Coll.
- Lieut. Coll.
- Lord Clare Coll.
- John Mac Nemara 1st. L. Coll.
- James Philips 2d. L. Coll.
- Francis Browne Major.
- Symon Luttrell Coll:
- Lieut. Coll.
- Edmund Moclare Major.
- Robert Clifford Coll.
- Alex. Mackenzie Lieut. Coll.
- Fran. Carroll. Coll.
- Tarens Carroll 1st. L. Coll.
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(No 12.) A Copy of the Letter dispers'd about the Massacre, said to be design'd on the 9th. of De∣cember, 1688.
Good my Lord,
December 3d. 1688.
I Have written to let you know, That all our Irishmen through Ireland are sworn, that on the 9th. Day of this Month, being Sunday next, they are to fall on, to kill and murder Man, Wife and Child, and to spare none; and I do desire your Lord∣ship to take care of your self, and all others that are adjudged by our Men to be Heads; for whoever of them can kill any of you, is to have a Captain's Place▪ So my Desire to your Ho∣nour is to look to your self, and to give other Noblemen warn∣ing, and go not out at Night or Day without a good Guard with you; and let no Irishman come near you, whatever he be. This is all from him, who is your Friend and Father's Friend, and will be, though I dare not be known as yet, for fear of my Life.
(No 13.) Lord Mountjoy's Circular Letter, on his going to France.
Dublin, 10th. January 1688.
YOU had an Account how long I staid on the Way, after I left you, and the Reasons which made me since go forwards: And whatever any Jealousies were at my first Ar∣rival, I am now satisfied at my coming; and, with God's Blessing, I hope it will come to good to us all. As soon as I saw my Lord Deputy, he told me, he designed to send me to the King jointly with my Lord Chief Baron Rice, to lay before him the State of the Kingdom; and to tell him, That if he pleased he could Ruine it for him, and make it a heap of Rubbish; but it was impossible to preserve it, and make it of use to him; and therefore to desire leave to treat for it. The Objections I made to this, were Two; My being not so well qualified, as a Northern Roman Catholick, whom in all likelyhood the King would sooner give Credit to: And the improbability of being able to perswade the King, who is now in the French Hands, to a Thing so plainly against their Interest. To the First of these, I was answered what is not fit for me to repeat; and the other is so well answered, that all the most knowing Englishmen are satisfied with me, and have desired me to undertake this Matter, which I have done this Afternoon; my Lord Deputy having first promi∣sed me, on his Word and Honour, to perform the Four Par∣ticulars in the within Paper. Now because a Thing of this Nature cannot be done without being Censur'd by some, who perhaps would be sorry to have their Wishes in quiet means; and by others, who think all that Statesmen do are Tricks, and that there is no Sincerity amongst them. I would have such to consider, That it is more probable I and the most in∣telligent in this Place, without whose Advice I do no∣thing, should judge right of this, than they who are at Page 347 greater Distance; and as it is not likely we should be Fool∣ed, so I hope they will not believe we design to betray them, our selves, and the Nation. I am morally assured, this must do our Work without Blood, or the Misery of the Kingdom. I am sure it is the Way proposed in England, who depend so on it, that no Forces are appointed to come hither; and, I am sure, what I do, is not only what will be approved of in England, but what had its beginning from thence. I do therefore conjure you, to give your Friends and mine this Account, and, for the Love of God, keep them from any Disorder or Mischief (if any had such Design, which I hope they had not;) and I am fully satisfied, eve∣ry Man will have his own Heart's Desire. I will write to this Effect to some other Places, and I desire you will let such in the Country, as you think fit, see this. Let the Peo∣ple fall to their Labour, and think themselves in less Danger than they believed, &c.
(No 14.) Judge Keating's Letter to Sir John Temple, December 29th. 1688.
I Had ere this acknowledged the Favour of your last, and returned you my Thanks for your kind Advice, relating to the small Concerns I had in England, which I have now disposed of here; but, to deal freely with you, the Distracti∣ons arising from the Great and Suddain Alterations in En∣gland, and the pannick (but I believe groundless) Fears which hath possessed the Minds, not only of the Weaker Sex and Sort, but even of Men who would pass for Sober and Judicious, hath render'd Matters with Us so uncertain, that I profess seriously, I know not what to write; nor dare I yet give you any Account, relating either to particular Persons or Places of the Kingdom, scarcely of what I hear from the Re∣mote Page 348 Parts of this City; since what we have at Night for certain Truth, from those who pretend to be Eye or Ear Wit∣nesses of what they relate, we find before the next Days Ex∣change is over, to be altogether False and Groundless. The fear of a Massacre hath been mutual; the Protestants remem∣bring past Times, and being alarm'd by a Letter, neither di∣rected to, nor subscribed by any Person, but drop'd at Cumber (of which, Copies were dispers'd throughout all Parts of the Kingdom) were frighted to that degree, that very many of them betook themselves to the Ards, and other Places of Se∣curity in the North: Some into Scotland; and very many Fa∣milies Embark'd from this Part for Chester, Leverpoole, Beau∣maris, and the next Adjacent Ports of England and Wales, who, you may easily conclude, carried with them all the ready Money and Plate which they were Masters of. Nor was it a difficult Matter for them so to do, the Consternation being so great and so suddain, that even the Officers of the Port, either out of Commiseration to the departing Crowd of Women and Children; or, being amaz'd at the suddainness of the Fright, neglected to do their Duty, whereby this City, and the Adjacent Parts, are almost drained dry, as to Cash and Plate; which is manifest from Guineas being sold at 12 d. per piece, over and above the usual Rate. On the other Hand, the Roman Catholicks were very many of them un∣der equal Fears; and indeed, all of them, except the Army, who by their Calling are exempt from, or at least from own∣ing it, pretend equal Dread from the Protestants, who (as they alledg'd) far exceeded them in the Northern Parts, and were extraordinarily well Arm'd and Hors'd; but, their greatest Apprehensions arise from a constant and uncontradicted Assurance, which Private Letters by every Pacquet, brought hither, that the Duke of Ormond, with a considerable Army, and many experienc'd Officers, was to Land forthwith in Munster. And in this Condition now stands this poor King∣dom; the Contending Parties being equally afraid, or at least pretending to be so of each other; which cannot but beget great Anxiety and Sorrow in the Mind of every good Man, who hath the least Concern for his King or his Country. Page 349 In the interim the Lord Deputy, intrusted by his Majesty with the Government of this Kingdom, and keeping it en∣tire in its Obedience to all his Commands, doth daily grant Commissions to raise and procure Arms and Ammunition for great Numbers of Men: In doing whereof (considering the great Trust reposed in him) no Man of Honour, or moral Honesty can truly blame him: But, at the same time, he takes all Opportunities, both Private and Publick, to declare, That whenever his Majesty shall signifie his Royal Will and Plea∣sure, for disbanding the Army that now is, or hereafter shall be raised upon the Commissions now issuing; or shall give direction for any other Alteration in the Government, he will, without one Day's hesitation, himself, and those of his Re∣lations, and other Dependents in the Army, whom you know to be very Numerous, give an exact Obedience. And if any should be so Fool-hardy, as to scruple or make the least delay of doing so, they shall in a few Days be taught and com∣pelled to do their Duty.
I must likewise tell you, That in this Conjuncture of Affairs, the Thieves and Robbers are not only become more Numerous, but likewise much more Insolent; and instead of small Thefts, do now drive away by Force whole Herds, and sometimes, when overtaken, deny to restore the Prey. This in many Places, and especially in the North-west, is done by the Cottiers and Idlers in the Country, but father'd generally on the Army; of which I have now an Instance before me from Bal∣lenglass.
All this, I know, you have had repeated to you from di∣vers Hands; however, I thought my self obliged in the Sta∣tion which I hold, to give you this summary Account of our present Condition, which God knows is very bad, and in all humane probability, if we take not up more Charity than as yet we have for each other, will receive sharp Corrosives, and bitter Potions, to bring us even to the hopes of living, though in great Penury and Want. Nor can we expect, in Case that any Resistance shall be made by the Roman Catho∣licks here, that we shall see any End thereof, until the Build∣ings, Plantations, and other Improvements of Thirty Years Page 350 Expence and Industry be utterly wasted, and the Kingdom brought to the last degree of Poverty and Confusion, and from the most improved and improving Spot of Ground in Europe, as you saw it Six Years since, become a meer Acheldama, and upon the matter totally desart. For Armies when once raised, must be maintained by the Publick, or will maintain them∣selves: Nor can Military Discipline be expected, where the Soldier hath not his Wages; and whether that can be had out of the publick Treasury here, I referr to you, who have weighed the Revenue of the Kingdom, when at the best, even to a Drachm. But after all this, I am confident and assured, That the Government of England will and must at length take place here, against all Opposition whatsoever. It hath cost England too much Blood and Treasure to be parted with; but, if it should come to a Contest of that kind, the Victors (I fear) will have little to bragg of, and will find in the Conclusion, nothing but Ruins and Rubbish, not to be re∣paired in another Age. Nor will the People thereafter reckon of any Security or Stability in this Kingdom, so as to ap∣ply themselves to the repair of them, but expecting such periodical Earthquakes here, will provide themselves of Re∣treats in England and Scotland, as many have of late, and dai∣ly do.
Your Patience is, I fear, by this at an End; when you begin to enquire with your self, To what purpose it is that I have given you all this Trouble. I must confess, your En∣quiry is not without Reason; but however to you, whose Friendship I have always found, and valued my self much on it, I do without difficulty declare what hath induced me here∣unto.
The wonderful Alterations which a Month's Time hath produced in England, in regard to the Protestant Religion, and the Universality of it; the little Blood that hath been spilt in so great a Change; the few Acts of Hostility, and little dis∣quiet which has as yet appear'd, has almost perswaded me, That this Unfortunate Kingdom may, by the Interposition of moderate Men, be restored to the same Estate of Religion and Property, that it rejoyced in Seven Years since, with an addi∣tion Page 351 of further Security for the preservation of both, if more be requisite, considering the many Acts of Parliament still in Force in this Kingdom.
It cannot be imagined (Sir) but there are very many who having either lost their Estates upon the Forfeitures of 1641. or by their Profuseness and Prodigality, spent what they were restored to, would willingly see the Kingdom once more in Confusion and Blood; designing by Licentiousness and Ra∣pine, to supply their Extravagancies. There want not on the other Hand, some who conceive, That the Court of Claims has contrary to the Settlement, taken from them their Possessions, without Reprisals; and very many, who being put by their Employments and Commands, wish for a Time to expostulate with those who are possessed of them. But all these, in my humble Opinion, ought to give way to the pub∣lick Quiet and Settlement of a whole Nation, ready to fall into Ruine.
I am verily perswaded, That with a little good Manage∣ment, the generality of the Roman Catholicks, and indeed of the whole Kingdom, would be very glad to be put into the same Condition in all respects, as they were Six Years since; and desire no more than an Assurance, it should not be made worse. And if there be Faith to be found in Man, the Lord Deputy and Roman Catholick Nobility and Gentry of the Kingdom, who are universally concerned in the present Army, and in that which is to be raised, will, upon the first signifi∣cation of his Majesty's Pleasure to that purpose, unanimously Disband, retire▪ to their several Dwellings, and apply them∣selves to advance the Quiet and Wealth of the Kingdom. Nor can I ever doubt his Majesty's Condescention and Care for the Preservation of this His Kingdom, and preventing the Effusion of Christian Blood. For most assuredly, if War should happen here, which God of his Infinite Mercy pre∣vent, His Majesty would be the only great Sufferer, in the Loss of so many Subjects Lives; wherein consists the Wealth and Strength of the greatest Monarchs.
Page 352There are very many now at London who know the State and Condition of this Kingdom much better than I pretend to; what I now write, I design not as a Secret, but if you think it worth Consideration, I leave it to you, to Communi∣cate it to such as you shall think fit: And, if there be any thing in it worthy their Thoughts, I must declare that there is nothing within the reach of my Industry, that I will not endeavour in the method of my Profession, for the main∣tenance of Religion and Property, as established by the Laws of this Kingdom; and should die with the greatest satis∣faction, and reckon it a Nobler Posterity than any Man can pride himself in, if I could be in the least Instrumental in the setling Peace and Quiet, without more hazard or Loss to this my Native Country, which I make no doubt the Almighty will in his good Time effect, by his own Means and Instru∣ments, more deserving of so great a Blessing from him than I am. If this find any Room with your self, other thinking Men, or such who have great Stakes here, let me know your Thoughts, with what convenient speed you can; it being a matter in which a moment is not to be lost; and the first Step to be made there; since it cannot be expected that the Lord Deputy will do any thing in a matter of so great Moment, without His Majesty's Directions.
(No 15.) Proposals humbly offered to the Earl of Tyr∣connell, Lord Deputy, by the Bishop of Meath, about the intended Search for Arms.
WHEREAS Your Excellency hath ordered by Your Declaration, That a Search shall be made in every House in Dublin, for Arms and Ammunition; and that, in Case any shall be found upon Search, that the Persons with whom they are found, shall be left to the Mercy of the Sol∣diers: This Penalty is thought unreasonable on these following Accounts.
First, Because it is not determin'd by the Declaration, who shall be the Searchers; for if the matter be manag'd as hi∣therto it hath been, that every one who pretends to be a Sol∣dier must have liberty to search, and in such Numbers, and as often as they please, no House can be safe; for that some have been already searched, by Six Companies after one ano∣ther, and that in the same Day. And if any of these should pretend to find a Pistol, or Bagonet, or Horn of Powder, though he brought it out of his Pocket, with a design to draw an inconvenience on the House; yet, by the Declaration, the House and all that is in it, must be left to the Mercy of the Soldiers; and, by this means, the Innocent may suffer as well as the Guilty.
Secondly, That if the Soldiers be permitted to search, there will be so much Damage by it to this City, that an Age can∣not Repair it: For, by this means, every Place that is ca∣pable of concealing Arms, must be left to their Discretion; the Boards will be rip'd up, partition Walls broken down, Wainscot taken down, Cellars digg'd up, the Foundations of Houses endanger'd, Barrels of Beer open'd, Provocations of∣fer'd and received, the Safety of the People in apparent ha∣zard, many things taken away without hopes of Restitution; the Looms of Tradesmen, and the Instruments of Artificers destroyed, and his Majesty's Interest dis-served after all by the Page 354 Soldiers, endeavouring rather to serve their own Ends than his Majesty's true Interest.
Thirdly, In many Houses there are several Families, Lodgers and Servants of several Sorts; and if any of these, either out of Malice or Folly, or good Will to their Masters, con∣ceal any Arms, though never so inconsiderable, all the rest, though Innocent, must suffer for it; which is against E∣quity and Justice, that requires every Man to suffer only for his own Fault, and not for the Fault of others.
Fourthly, Many have had Lodgers in their Houses for seve∣ral Years, whose Truncks and Papers are still there, and pos∣sibly Arms may be in them, which the House-keeper knows nothing of. It is therefore Unreasonable, That either the Owners of such Goods being absent, or the Masters of the House that know nothing of it, should suffer for what they cannot help. By this means, Papers may miscarry, and the Estates of Men be ruin'd and undone.
Fifthly, Many Landlords, Owners of Houses, are either gone for England, or absent elsewhere about their lawful Oc∣casions, and their Servants may either not know where their Arms are, or foolishly endeavour to conceal them, and so ex∣pose their innocent Masters to Ruine.
Sixthly, The leaving Persons to the Mercy of the Soldiers, is a Punishment so unknown to our Laws, and so strange to these Kingdoms, that the Execution of it will be agreat pre∣judice to his Majesty's Affairs, and alienate the Hearts of his Subjects more from him, and do him (whose Presence they expect.) more mischief than the Arms can do him good. It is an ill President, and may in time destroy the whole Kingdom, and subvert the Law.
It is therefore humbly proposed, That in case your Excel∣lency be not satisfied with the Returns already made, and to be made; but you will still go on with the Search, that your Excellency would graciously condescend to these following Expedients, for the better Ease and Quiet of his Majesty's Subjects.
Page 355First, That whereas each Parish is divided into its several Wards, that your Excellency would order the Search to be made by the Deputy Alderman of each Ward, with the As∣sistance of One or more Military Officers, as your Excellency shall think fit, and not by the Soldiers; for by this means, what Arms are found, will be secured for his Majesty's Use, and the Subject freed from the fears of Plunder and Ruine.
The Search intended is so provided for, to be by an Al∣derman and an Officer.
Secondly, That no Man be responsible for more than his own Goods, nor the Punishment inflicted on any but the Guilty.
His Excellency consents to this.
Thirdly, That regard be had to the Goods and Papers of all Persons that be absent, and who by reason of their Absence be∣fore the Declaration was published, cannot be presumed to be Violaters of it.
His Excellency consents to this.
Fourthly, That a Declaration be published to this purpose for informing the People of your Excellency's Intentions, which will contribute much to the allaying of their Fears, and the Quiet of their Minds.
His Excellency allows the Bishop of Meath, to declare this to all Persons.
Fifthly, That whereas your Excellency did by your Decla∣ration, order all Arms to be returned into the Parish-Churches; and yet in some Parish-Churches there were no Officers appoint∣ted to receive them; that your Excellency would by a new Pro∣clamation, order such Arms as have not yet been delivered for want of such Officers to receive them; be received by such as your Excellency shall think fit to appoint.
Page 356An Account of this to be given to the People, by themselves or Church-Wardens, or Clerks; as also publick Notice in the Church to Morrow Morning.
The Return to be made to the Clergy by the Inhabitants, and by the Clergy to the Bishop of Meath.
That his Excellency doth not intend to bind himself from searching for Arms in the City of Dublin by the late Decla∣ration, because it was published before its Time, and without his Order, in Case a more due Return of Arms be not made, then he hath hitherto received.
(No 16.) An Account of the Conditions made in the Field, between the High-Sheriff of Galway, and the Prisoners after condemned.
WHEREAS James Power, Esquire, High-Sheriff of the County of Galway, Captain Thomas Burk, Com∣mander in Chief of his Majesty's Forces quarter'd in the Town of Loughreagh, having Intelligence, That several Gentlemen and others, on the First Day of March instant, travelled the Road leading from Irris in the County of Clare, towards the Town of Loughreagh, being the Road they intended to go, met them there, and demanded their Horses and Arms for his Majesty's Use; which, upon Capitulations made be∣tween the said James Power, Esquire, and Captain Thomas Burk of the one Part, and Sir. Thomas Southwell, Baronet, Bartholomew Purdon, Esquire, and Thomas Miller, Esquire, on the other Part, in behalf of themselves, and of all as well Gentlemen and others that were with them, and of their Company, were freely and peaceably delivered and given up by them to us for his Majesty's Service, on these following Page 357 Conditions. The Capitulation which we the said James Power Esquire, and Captain Thomas Bourk promised them in behalf of the Government, should be honourably and punctu∣ally perform'd and kept.
That they and every of them should have their Lives pre∣served, and that whatsoever they had acted in that Affair (they affirming, that their coming in that posture was for preserva∣tion of their Lives) should be forgiven and forgotten; and Passes given them, or any of them, to go where they pleased (provided they did not go to the North or Sligo) without be∣ing rifled, or any thing taken from them, except such Horses and Arms as were fit for his Majesty's Service.
Secondly, That every Gentleman of them should have their own Pistols and Swords, and one Nagg or Horse given them to ride on, in Case his own (being musterable) should be taken from him.
Thirdly, That if they desired it, they should have a Party of Horse or Foot to protect them, for their greater Safety in Travelling where they or any of them had a desire to go, ex∣cept to the North or Sligo as aforesaid. Given under our Hands and Seals, the First Day of March, 1688. and in the First Year of his Majesty's Reign, James the Second, by the Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, &c.
Note, That it happened near Night when they met, so that the Agreement before-mentioned, could not be reduced into Writing in the Field; but several times since being ten∣dred to the said High-Sheriff and Captain to Sign; they still declined it, but nevertheless acknowledged the Truth thereof before the Lord Galway, Father Dolphin the Friar, and others in Loughreagh. And about Eight or Nine Days after, the said Captain Bourk Signed a Certi∣ficate in Presence of Captain Arthur French; and the said High-Sheriff writ a Letter to the Lord-Deputy, contain∣ing the principal Part of the said Articles, as by the fol∣lowing Copy may appear.
Captain Bourk's Certificate, deliver'd by Captain . . . . to Captain French, Good Friday, 1688.
WHereas on the First Day of this Instant March, Sir Tho∣mas Southwell, with a considerable party of Horse, were Travelling from the County of Clare, through the County of Galway, near Loughreagh; an account whereof being brought to Captain Thomas Bourk, whose Troop Quartered at Lough∣reagh, and on Notice immediately with his Troop repaired to meet the said Thomas Southwell and his Party, and having drawn up within Shot each of other, the said Thomas sent one to give an account of his and his friend's Design to ride, without Offence, through the County, and prayed not to be molested: Whereupon the said Captain Thomas Bourk made answer, That without the Governments Pass so consider∣able a Party should not ride where he had power to hinder them. Then the said Sir Thomas desired to be permitted to return whence he came. To which he was answered; That by a late Order from the Government, Captain Bourk was to seize all Arms and Horse fit for his Majesty's Service in the County of Galway, and that he would not permit them to go on, nor return till he had their Horse and Arms; and persi∣sting firm therein, the said Sir Thomas and his Party submitted, and declared their Obedience to the Governments Order; he the said Captain Thomas Bourk assuring them that he would se∣cure them their Lives, and offer'd them such small Naggs as he thought fit to carry the said Sir Thomas and Chief Gentle∣men back to their respective Homes. This I the said Captain Thomas Bourk having promised on my word, do now Certifie for Truth, as Witness my hand this 9th Day of March, 1688/9.
A Copy of the High-Sheriff's Letter, delivered to Mr. French on Good-Friday, 1688. per Captain Jourdon.
May it please your Excellency,
Loughreagh, March 9th. 1688/9.
IT happened on Friday last, the first Day of this Instant, I had Intelligence, that a Party of Horse with Sir Thomas Southwell and others, were making their way through this Country to Sligo or the North, being routed out of Munster; whereupon the Horse and Foot in this Town being command∣ed by Captain Thomas Bourk and Captain Charles Dawly, made ready to intercept the said Sir Thomas and his Party, who met upon a Pass and faced one another; but a Treaty being propo∣sed, they came to Capitulation, wherein it was agreed, that the said Thomas and his Party should lay down such Horse and Arms as was fit for the King's Service; and after so doing, that they and every of their Lives should be secured them, and dismissed with such Passes and Convoys as may bring them safe to their several Habitations without any Harm to their Persons or Goods. All which with Submission at their re∣quests I humbly offer to your Excellency, and subscribe,
Your Excellency's Most Humble, and Most Obedient Servant, JAMES POWER.
(No 17) A Copy of a Letter from Bishop Maloony to Bishop Tyrrel; the Original found amongst Bi∣shop Tyrrel's Papers.
March 8th. 1689.
I Have yours▪ (my D. L.) of the 29th of January last, your Style by Mr. Despont. 'Tis large and plain enough, and another before more Concise and in Merchants Style, both tending to the same end, and of which I made use to the same purpose, notwithstanding all the Discomposure of my Health this Month past, as you shall I hope find by the Effects e'er this comes to your hands; for the King upon your earnest Invitation in both your said Letters, and by other strong Considerations, took of a sudden the Resolution to go unto you, and parted hence this day Sennight being the last of February, and I hope in God is by this time landed somewhere in Ireland, for the Wind serves fair e∣ver since he parted; and he did expect to be on Friday Night (this being Monday following) at Brest, where all things, and most part of the Officers were in a Readi∣ness staying for his Majesty's Arrival, for to part with the first Wind. I wrote unto you in that Conveniency by Sir Neal O Neal, and another by Post at the same time. This will go flower, and by the second Voyage of the same Ships when they come back for more Men and Commodities. It goes by a Friend I dare trust with all the Secrets of it; and so I will be full, plain, and over∣board.
The Bearer is Doctor Butler, a good Gentlemans Son, of a good Estate when People enjoyed their own Birth-right, to which he is become himself Heir, if he can recover it; In which I shall beg your Favour and Protection for him when occasion doth require. He has made all his Studies and took his Degrees here; I have sufficiently instructed Page 361 him of all the Contents of this Letter by word of Mouth for fear of any Miscarriage; and although I ought to pre∣sume that all and every of you there (and especially so clear sighted and foreseeing Persons as you, and others like you) need no Advertisement, or Spurr; Yet my Zeal pro Fide, Rege, & Patria, could not dispense with me to be silent from writing, when I am not upon the Place to speak my Sense as others.
Now, my Lord, you have the King so much wished and longed for, of whom we may say without Offence, as of our Saviour, hic positus est in Ruinam & Resurrectionem mul∣torum: If you make good use of him, you may get a Re∣surrection of many by him; but if you make a bad use, you may get their Ruine; so all depends, under God, of the good or bad use you make of his Presence amongst you; it is but a special Providence of God that he is so unex∣pectedly gone thither: But when God's Providence is ei∣ther slighted or neglected by People not helping themselves, and not making use of the Occasions offered them by Providence, God can and does usually with-draw his special Providence; Conantes adjuvat, exauditque deprecantes, says St. Augustin. My Lord, the Game you have now to play is very nice and ticklesome. The Religion, King, and Countries Ruine or Re∣surrection depends on it; If you play it well, you will carry all and save all; but if you play it ill, you will lose all and for ever: All consists in resolving well how to dispose of Ireland, in the present Conjuncture, being the only Coun∣try that appears now for the King; wherein you have two Parties to manage; The one, to wit the Protestant-New∣comers and Usurpers, under the Rebellion of Cromwell are suspected, or rather certain can nor will ever be Loyal or Faith∣ful, whatever Outward Shew or Promises they make: Which is manifest by their several Instances in our Days both in England and Ireland. The other Party, to wit, the Catho∣licks of Ireland proved still faithful and Loyal to the King at Home and Abroad, though very ill recompensed. Now the great question to be decided will be, whether (setting a∣side the manifest and incontestable Injustice of that most Page 362 barbarous and inhumane Act, they wrongfully call THE SETTLEMENT OF IRELAND.) Whether I say it is more politick and prudent to trim and temporize now with those Usurpers, promising really or seemingly not to disturb them in their unjust Possessions, than to restore the true ancient Proprietors; turn off, or rather secure the Usur∣per, and make up a strong and potent Army, all of True, Loyal, Faithful and Incorruptible Men, without any mixture of Trimmers or Traytors! I would think the Question thus Stated, is soon resolved by natural Reason, divers Instances and sad Experiences. What Man of Sense or Reason can ima∣gin, that those who by their Rebellion cut off their King's Head like a Scelerate on a Scaffold, banished his Queen and Children into Foreign Countries to beg their Bread for so many Years together; and after the Heir's Restauration to his Crown, not only put so many hard and unjust Conditions upon him; namely that of excluding the Irish Catholicks from the Amnestly General, but also used so many foul Means and Con∣trivances to murther and massacre him and his Brother toge∣ther; and seeing the King Issueless, to use all their Endea∣vours to exclude the Brother from his lawful Birth-right and Succession to the Crown; and when they could not by a Legal and Parliamentary way perform it, at last draw Foreign Power into the Kingdom, with whom by a most horrid Rebellion, and most traiterous Defection, they all join, and turn him from his Throne, and banish him with his Queen and Son, the only lawful Heir of the Crown, into Foreign Countries; again placed a Foreigner upon the Throne in a Month's time, after declaring the Crown vacant, though he and his Son still alive. All these barba∣rous and traiterous Transactions done within Forty Years time in the Face of the World; By all which experiences, the present King in his own Person passed; but how can it be possible (say you) that the King having tried in his own Person all these Instances and Experiences, with several others, he could be thus impos'd upon and de∣luded: I tell you, by the same Reason, that you may be now deceived, if you are not cautious; that is, by Page 363 want of Capacity and Sincerity in his Advisers; telling him still, he must do nothing that may irritate or pro∣voke the Anger of the Protestants of England, who are very dangerous; That he must get them by fair means, granting them all they desire; nay preventing their de∣sires by all good Offices and Marks of Kindness, even to the Prejudice of his Crown and Dignity. By this fair Politick, they hindred him from drawing Succour out of Ireland sooner, from making up a Catholick Army that would stick to him, instead of a Protestant one that betrayed him; hindered him also from having any Succour from France offer'd him: Obliged him to declare that he had no Alliance with France; and never to believe that the Dutch had any Design upon him or his Country, till they were in the very Bowels of it. Let any Man of Sense see if such rotten Principles and Politicks, that pro∣duced such Fatal Effects, ought to be insisted upon or em∣braced. If the King of France had not been too generous and too Christian a Prince; were it not a sufficient Mo∣tive for him to reject the King in his Disgrace, that upon those rotten Principles rejected his Alliance; yet those, and only those Principles, will be made use of to perswade you there, that you must not think of your own Restau∣ration and Assurance at Home first, but go into England to restore the Catholicks: And if there be any other Adhe∣rents of the King's there, and that it will be time enough to think of your own Restauration after: Which, is the same as to say, at Dooms-day: For never a Catholick or o∣ther English, will ever think or make a step, nor suffer the King to make a step for your Restauration, but leave you as you were hitherto, and leave your Enemies over your Heads to crush you any time they please, and cut you off Root and Branch, as they now publickly declare: And blame themselves they have not taken away your Lives a∣long with your Estates long ago; nor is there any English∣man, Catholick or other, of what Quality or Degree soever alive, that will stick to sacrifice all Ireland for to save the least Interest of his own in England, and would as willing∣ly Page 364 see all Ireland over, inhabited by English, of whatsoever Religion as by the Irish: and yet by their fine Politicks, they would perswade the Irish to come and save their Hou∣ses from burning, whilst they leave their own on fire: Which is no better than to look upon People as so many Fools, when every body knows that Charity begins at Home: that one's Charity for himself, is the Rule and Measure of that he ought to have for his Neighbour; diliges proximum tu∣um sicut teipsum. Is it not a better and more Christian Politick for the King, and all that are faithful unto him, to restore first a whole Kingdom that stands out for him when all the rest failed, to their Birth-right which they have been out of these Thirty Six Years, only for being obstinately Loyal to his Father, Brother and himself, than to displease those who have been and are still Loyal, (and who can get any Condition they please from the Enemy to join with them) by thus pleasing or trimming with those who never were, or ever will be True or Faithful; and when they are thus restored, and no Enemies left in their Bowels that can do his Majesty or them any Harm, then to go in a strong Body together with his Majesty into England, join with all such that will prove Faithful and Loyal, and so re∣store his Majesty to his Throne, and each one to his right. I would fain know from these trimming Politicks, whether it be not securer and more honourable for the King to offer all fair Means, and shew his Clemency to his People when he is in Condition to force them to what he pleases to ex∣act of them, than to be daily undervaluing himself by offering them all the fair Means imaginable, which they slight and scorn, because they seeing he has no Means, to force them or do them Harm, think he does all only out of fear, and not by any sincere or true Affection; And I would fain further know, if it be not better and greater Policy for him to put the Kingdom of Ireland (still so Loyal unto him) up∣on the best and highest Foot both Ecclesiastical and Temporal he can contrive, and yet granting it nothing but its natural Right and Due, that it may be a Check upon the People of England, who are ready every Page 365 New-Moon to Rebel, then to keep it still in a con∣tinual Slavery and full dependance on such perfidious and inconstant People, and himself deprived of the support he can still have from thence against their Revolt: I dare averr, if Ireland were put upon such a foot by the King, he shall never fear any Rebel∣lion in England, especially if Scotland be faithful to him, and France a Friend; all which can now be well contrived and concerted. But when all is done, I would fain yet know from those Politick Trimmers, by what Law of God or Man, Ecclesiastical or Poli∣tick, they think Ireland is bound to be the Sacrifice and Victim of the Rebellion of England, either for to hinder those turbulent People from Rebelling, or for to Reconcile them to their Duty, by giving them, forsooth, as Recompence, the Estates of those unfor∣tunate Catholicks, and send themselves a begging; I dare say, no Catholick in England, much less a Pro∣testant, (who would so easily give his consent and advice, that the Estates of the Irish Catholicks may serve as a Recompence for the English Rebels) would willingly give a Plow-Land of his own Estate to Re∣concile all the Rebels of England to their Duty, if he were not afraid to lose his own whole Estate by the Rebellion, and yet would advise to do to others what he would not have to be done to himself, contrary to the great Rule and Maxim of Nature and Christianity, Quod tibi fieri non vis, alteri ne feceris.
I would fain further know from this Politick Trimmer, so large of other Peoples Goods, and so spar∣ing of his own, if one Province in England had revolt∣ed against their King, as the whole Kingdom does now; and that the rest of the Provinces continued faithful, would they think fit or prudent to give their Lands and Estates to those Rebels for laying down their Arms, and go beg themselves? Or would the King expect or desire it from them? No Page 366 sure; but rather that they should take up Arms, and joyn with His Majesty to reduce and punish such Rebels in lieu of recompencing them with the Loyal's Estates: And is not that the case of the Irish? Why do you not then judge alike? Or if you do not look upon an Irish man as a Fool, why will you have him do what you say is not fit for your self or other fellow-Subjects to do in like case? And sure you must think him a Fool▪ and after-wit, as you use, to say, if he will be perswaded, by your Trimming Politick, to leave his own Estate to his Enemy, and come to save yours; who would but laugh at him the next day at the best for his folly: If their great and long Vexations have not given the Irish better understanding, and know how little regard all the English whatsoever have for them, they deserve to be dealt with like Fools.
But who would think it were Prudent or Politick for the King to bring a great Body of Men out of Ireland into England or Scotland, leaving behind him in Ireland a considerable strong Party of Phanaticks, all Enemies, whatever outward shew they make to the contrary, to rise in Arms as soon as they see the King turn his Back to them, and they get a supply from their fellow Rebels out of England, which will not be wanting at any time, and so cut the Throats of all His Majesty's true Subjects in Ireland, and shut himself up between two Potent Enemies in England, and Ireland; whereas by setting the Irish on a sure foot, he always hath for a Refuge that Country, which he will find to be far better than no∣thing, and may be with time, a means to come into Eng∣land: But Trimmers will tell him, That it is no matter for His Majesty, if he can gain the English Rebels by sacrificing Ireland to them who will inhabit it, whether English or Irish; nay, I believe rather English, and so make it an English Interest all along; and he will be apt to believe it: but it imports the Irish to look about them▪ and consider if that be their Interest.
Page 367Add to all these considerations, with many more and better you can think of, an essential and indispensible one, which is to please this King and Court, of whom his Majesty now, and you all depend solely and whol∣ly, by saving their Interest along with that of his Ma∣jesty and your own, which cannot be done but by settling of Ireland upon the best and most advantageous foot that can be contrived with Reason and Justice, 〈◊〉 it may be a Check upon England, as Scotland formerly, to keep it from Rebellion against their own Prince: From trouble and Invasion upon France, and a Tye upon the Kings of England hereafter to keep good Cor∣respondence with France, and keep Ireland in a flourish∣ing happy condition, and not to be Slaves to all the People, and Scums of England. If 48, or other, were loath to press any such Conditions or Proposals on the King, they may make use of the French Minister Count D'Avaux, who is with him as a good Adviser, and for to manage his Masters Interest. I think it may be well and rationally proposed, if by the King of France's means such an advantageous settlement may be procured for the Nation; and that he would be as a Guarranty or Protection of it, to give him as well for his assurance or Guarranty, as for the payment of what he advances for the King and Country, some Sea-ports in Ireland, as you have hinted in your last.
This is what now comes into my head upon this Sub∣ject, which M. B. does not neglect to insinuate and im∣print as much as he can, (though not well in his health) into the Heads and Hearts of the Ministers and People about Court. Though 27 gave no Power or Credit to any body here to speak of Business, but to his Son-in-Law L. W. (in Cypher 110.) but M. B. does it privately upon his own account and acquaintance with the People, without thwarting him in any of his Ways. But you know what one says, tanquam potestatem habe•s, carries more weight than what he says as a private man; And Page 368 therefore I think it were not amiss that 48. from him∣self, or by the said French Ministers means may get order from 27 that 92 may be heard and Credited at Court as to the Concerns of 78, which to prevent and hin∣der some that would not have it put into 27's head (as 'tis thought) to desire 92 to follow him as soon as he were well in his health along with 23, and before he saw himself to tell him so; knowing he was sick, gave orders to 18's fellow traveller (whom I added to the Cypher thus 112) to tell him so, which he has perform'd only by another, Master Barry, belonging to 34, for he never came himself to see him, which I think was not pru∣dently done of him, (setting civility aside) for they may communicate one to another what may be best to do with 86 for the service of 78, and certain∣ly without any vanity 92▪ knew better how to manage that interest with 86 than he or any of his profession there; But I find some do suspect the sincerity of that Man for the Publick Interest. I know not if they wrong him; but one thing I know, he does not like to see any of 64 or 65 have any hand in Business: Of which I think I gave you once already a hint from 87, when he and 98 were there; and I cannot tell but it may be he that might have given 27 that advice of draw∣ing 92 from hence, who desires not to be but where he may be most useful to his Religion, King and Country; and if any necessity may be of his Vote there, he can send you a Procuration in blank if he be thought more useful or necessary here.
'Tis now high time I suppose you should ask me what is this great and solid settlement I would have for Ireland; To which I answer; That you and others there likely know best; But that I may speak my own little sense on the matter: I say, I would have two or three of the Irish Nation to be still of the Kings Council, and one of them Secretary of State for the Affairs of Ireland, as Scotland has. I would have some of their Page 369 Nobility to be of the Bedchamber, by reason both of Honour and Interest. I would have all the Employ∣ments, Civil and Military, given to the Natives of the Country: Unless the Country thought •it to introduce some Strangers for better advantage and improve∣ments.
I would have them restored to their Estates both Spiri∣tual and Temporal, usurped by the Cromwellians, or, under the Title of being Protestants; yet with that Proviso for the Spiritual, that a Competent Pension should be allowed to the Protestant Possessor during his Life: for he can pretend no longer Lease of it; or that he should give the Catholick Bishop or In∣cumben•▪ a competent Pension, if it were thought fitter to let him enjoy his Possession during Life.
I would have the Commerce and Traffick settled, with all the Advantage due to a 〈◊〉 Nation and Sub∣jects, (of which the Merchants 〈◊〉 inform best) without any other dependence on, or relation to England, but what Subjects ought to the King and Crown▪ of which I would not derogate in the least, but nothing to do with the Merchants and People of England, no more than with those of France, Spain and Holland.
But my Politick Trimmer will say, this is of a dangerous consequence for England, and for the King, in relation to it: for they will say the King in∣tends to establish the same Government amongst them, both in Spirituals and Temporals that he has in Ireland▪ To which I answer in the first place; That we are not here to manage or speak for the Interest of England, which would not fail to speak and stand for it self. Secondly, I say, That the Consequence from Ireland's Case to England's does not follow; For in Ireland the Catholick Party is much more nu∣merous and strong than the Protestant: So that it is for the King's Interest there to favour them, or at Page 370 least do them Justice: But in England, where the number of Protestants and other Sectaries is by much the greater, he can order things otherwise, without any Contradiction: for ••om the one to the other the Consequence does not hold, for the Reasons afore∣said. Thirdly, There is no such thing as Restitution of Temporal Estates in England: for they were wiser there than to lose their Estates, though they would be free to consent or advise that others may; so it is very free for the King to make any Settlement of any Spiritual or Temporal Estates there as he shall think fit, notwithstanding any Settlement he makes in Ireland.
Now remains, I think, one Objection to solve, which may give some Obstruction to this intended Settle∣ment, which is that of the Gown-men, or others, who made Purchases of some New Interests, bona fide: Must they lose 〈◊〉 Purchase and Money? To which I answer; That although it may be reply'd, Caveat emptor, especially to the Gown-men, who knew best of all that horrid Act of Settlement, or so called, was most unjust, and could by no true Law hold; yet because they are Persons useful for the Common∣wealth, and acted bona fide (seeing the Estate out of the Ancient Proprietors Hands by so many Publick Acts, as it was not like ever to come to him again) there ought an Expedient to be found for the like, that they be not losers: and that either they or the Ancient Proprietors may be recompensed one way or other, rather than it should be an Obstacle to the com∣mon Good.
And so I have done with this matter, which I leave and recommend to God and you.
This is all the advice I can now give upon this matter: and the Observations I make by my Conversation and Acquaintance with the People this year past: and I am sure I am not deceived in my Opinion of them in relati∣tion Page 371 to 78, nor in the reasons they will make use of to per∣swade you to neglect your own Interest to save theirs; and I am no less certain 27 is all inclined that way; So you are to look to your selves, and whilst Sun shines, to make your Hay. Nune tempus acceptabile, Nunc dies Salutis; Dum ergo tempus habemus operemur bonum, maxime ad domesticos fidei. 92, if authoriz'd, will make all this Court go in your way, by shewing them it is their Interest, of which he has laid some Foundations already.
There remains another Observation; which is, That a Benedictine English Monk called Price is gone thither with the King, who pretends to play that we call here premier a•mosnier, in England they call it Clerk of the Closet to the King: which Father Peters had there: And here it is always a Bishop; Now the Bishop of Orleans, whose Office is to assist the King at Mass, and all other Ecclesiastical Functions as Chief, when the Lord High Almoner is not present, gives the orders and spiritual dire∣ctions, cum privilegio exceptionis, in the King's Palace, and Liberties of it: Why should we in our Country have any in that place but one of our selves: Let them take place in England; and so why would not you have this place for your self there, or get it for M. B. and exercise the Functions in his absence, rather than a Stranger should have it before our face and laugh at us.
Now to other business, you are to know, your business in Rome is concluded upon and past all difficulties; only remains the Expedition of the Bulls, which you may ever move as you please: The Expences whereof, by Dr. Sleyn's great care and Sollicitation, with the help of Cardinal Howard, and means of Monsieur Casone, Favo∣rite to his Holiness, are reduced to a hundred Roman Crowns; though it cost Dr. Fuller for worse 170. not∣withstanding all the Favours and Sollicitations, which were many, he could employ. Dr. Sleyn, this Seignior Cousin should be thanked by a Civil Letter, to which I wrote one, of which I here send you a Draught; you〈2+ pages missing〉
No. 19. A List of all the Men of Note that came with King James out of France, or that follow∣ed him after; so far as could be Collected.
- THe Duke of Berwick.
- Mr. Fitz-James, Grand Prior.
- Duke Powis.
- Count D' Avaux Ambassador from France.
- Earl of Dover.
- Lord Henry Howard.
- Lord Thomas Howard.
- Lord Drummond.
- Marquess D' Estrades.
- Earl Melfort.
- Lord Seaforth.
- Bishop of Chester who died here, and is buried in Christ Church.
- —Gourdon Bishop of Galway.
- —Hamilton Dean of Glasgow.
- Sir Edward Herbert.
- Sir John Sparrow.
- Collonel Porter.
- Mr. Pedle.
- Monsieur Pontee Engineer.
- Captain Stafford.
- Captain Trevanyon Sea Capt.
- Sir Roger Strickland ditto.
- Captain Arundel ditto.
- Collonel Sarsfield.
- Coll. Anthony Hamilton.
- Coll. John Hamilton.
- Coll. Symon Lutterel.
- Coll. Henry Lutterel.
- Coll. Ramsey killed at Derry.
- Lord Abercorne.
- Coll. Dorrington.
- Major Thomas Arthur.
- Lord Dungan.
- Capt. Mac Donnel Sea Capt.
- Sir William Jennings.
- Coll. Sotherland.
- Sir Hen. Bond Receiver Gen.
- Mr. Collins Com. of the Reven.
- Coll▪ Clifford.
- Coll. Parker.
- Marshal de Rosene.
- Lieutenant General Mamve, killed at Derry.
- Lieu. Gen. Pusignan, kill'd there also.
- Major General Leary.
- Lord Trendraught.
- Lord Buchan.
- Major John Gourdon.
- Lieutenant Coll. John Skelton.
- Major John Ennis.
- Major William Douglas.
- Lieut. Coll. Hungate.
- Major William Connock.
- Sir Charles Carney.
- Lieut. Coll. Alex. Mackenzy.
- Major James Fountaine.
- Major Teig Regan.
- Lieut. Coll. Edward Scott.
- Major Robert Frayne.
- Major Symon O Hogherne.
- Lieut. Coll. Bynns.
- Coll. James Purcel.
- Page 367Lieut. Coll. George Traps.
- Major Robert Ingram.
- Major Edmond Pendergast.
- Major John Gifford.
- Lord Hunsdon, Coll.
- Lieutenant Collonel Francis Leonard.
- Coll. Alexander Cannon, went for Scotland.
- Major Edmond Bourk.
- Major James Dempsy.
- Major Frederick Cunningham.
- Coll. Robert Fielding.
- Major Richard Hillersden.
- Major Boepry.
- Monsieur Bois•ean, made Gover∣nour of Cork.
- His Brother St. Martin, Com∣missary of the Artillery, kil∣led at Cromp-Castle.
- Sir Edward Vaudrey.
- Sir Charles Murray.
- Sir Robert Parker.
- FAther Nich. Dunbar.
- Father Dan. Mac Ayliffe.
- Anthony Mac Gwyre.
- Nicholas Trapps.
- John Madden.
- Austin Mathews.
- Laurence Moore.
- Father Edmond Reyly.
- John de Gravell.
- John Hologhan.
- Father Richard Peirce.
- Patr. Aghy.
- Darby Daley.
- Thady Croley.
- Danniel Mac Carthy.
- JOhn Brunton.
- Thady Regan.
- Jo. Baptista Monlebeck▪
- Charles Stapleton.
- John James Aremore▪
- John Cassel.
- Edmond Tully.
- Nicholas Reynard.
- WIlliam Charters.
- William Oliphant.
- Robert Charters.
- Peter Blare.
- Thomas Brown.
- Francis Creighton.
- James Buchan.
- Alexander Gourdon.
- George Lattin.
- Sir Alphonso Moiclo.
- John Baptista du Moll.
- John Mollins.
- John Wynnel.
- John Fortescue.
- Robert London.
- George Roberts.
- Thomas Scott.
- James Fitz Symons.
- William Gibbons.
- William Delaval.
- Mau. Flynn.
- Richard Scott.
- Connor O Toghil.
- Page 368Anthony Ryan.
- Rupert Napier.
- Terence O Brian.
- Edmund Kendelan.
- Henry Crofton.
- Richard Anthony.
- Edmund Nugent.
- John Plunkett.
- John Dungan.
- Rowland Smyth.
- Gowen Talbot.
- Simon Barnwell.
- John Broder.
- John Cavenagh.
- Edmund Stack.
- Walter Hastings?
- Edward Widdrington.
- Samuel Arnold.
- Robert Welsh.
- David Rock.
- Charles Booth.
- Robert Fielding.
- Francis Gyles.
- John Barnardy.
- Anthony Power.
- John Chaple.
- Rowland Watson.
- Thomas Arundel.
- Robert Hacket.
- Sir William Wallis.
- Richard Burton.
- Cornelius Mac Mahon.
- Talbot Lassels.
- Richard Bucker.
- Charles Fox.
- Anthony Vane.
- Strickland Tyrwhit.
- John Manback.
- Francis Cullange.
- John Lumendato.
- Fran. Lappanse.
- Bernardo Buskett.
- Jos. Pamnett.
- Captain Millio.
- George Coney.
- Chevalier Devalory.
- Sir Samuel Foxon.
- John Power.
- John Banner.
- Henry Nugent.
- William Mackentosh.
- Charles O Danniel.
- Arthur Dillon.
- Lord Brittas.
- Allen Bellingham.
- John Brown.
- Thomas Carleton.
- Robert Nugent.
- Captain Pagez.
- Captain Durass.
- Nicholas Kemish.
No. 20. A List of the Lords that sate in the pre∣tended Parliament at Dublin. held the 7th of May 1689.
The Nobility of Ireland, May 7th. 1689.
- Sir Alex. Fitton, Kt. Baron of Gausworth, Lord Chancellor.
- Dr. Mich. Boyle, Lord Arch∣bishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland.
- Rich. Talbot, Duke of Tyrconnel.
- Nugent Earl of Westmeath.
- Mac Donel Earl of Antrim.
- Barry Earl of Barrymore.
- Lambert Earl of Cavan.
- Mac Carty Earl of Clancarty.
- Power Earl of Tyrone.
- Aungier Earl of Longford.
- Forbese Earl of Granard.
- Dungan Earl of Lymerick.
- Preston Viscount Gormanstown.
- Butler Viscount Montgarret.
- Dillon Visc. Costello and Gallen.
- Nettervill Viscount Dowth.
- Magennis Viscount Iveagh.
- Sarsfield Viscount Kilmallock.
- Bourk Viscount Mayo.
- Butler Viscount Ikerin.
- Dempsy Viscount Glanmalier.
- Butler Viscount Galmoy.
- Barnwell Viscount Kingsland.
- Brian Viscount Clare.
- Parsons Viscount Rosse.
- Bourk Viscount Galway.
- Brown Viscount Kenmare.
- Mac Carty Viscount Montcashel.
- Cheevers Visc. Mount Leinstor.
- Anth. Dopping Bish. of Meath.
- Tho. Otway Bishop of Ossory and Kilkenny.
- Edw. Wetenhall Bishop of Cork and Rosse.
- Symon Digby▪ Bishop of Lyme∣rick and Ardfart.
- Bermingham Baron of Athenry.
- Courcy Baron of Kinsale.
- Fitz Morris Bar. of Kerry and Lixnare.
- Fleming Baron of Slane.
- St. Laurence Baron of Howth.
- Barnwall Bar. of Tremblestown.
- Plunket Baron of Dunsany.
- Butler Baron of Dunboyne.
- Fitz Patrick Ba. of Upper Ossory
- Plunket Baron of Lowth.
- Bourk Baron of Castle-connel.
- Butler Baron of Cohair.
- Page 370Bourk Baron of Brittas.
- Blaney Baron of Monoghan.
- Malone Baron of Glenmalun and Courchey.
- Mac Gwyre Baron of Eniskillin.
- Hamilton Baron of Strabane.
- Bellew Baron of Duleek.
- Bourk Baron of Bophine.
- Nugent Baron of Rivers-own.
No. 21. The Names of the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses returned to the Parliament be∣ginning the 7th of May 1689.
- Arthur Brownloe Esquires.
- Walter Hovendon Esquires.
- Francis Stophard Esquire.
- Constantine O Neile Esq 16th of May 89.
- Bur. Charlemont.
- Carmick O Neile Esquires.
- Randal Mac Donel Esquires.
- Bur. Carrickfergus.
- Burrough Belfast. Mark Talbot Esq
- Bur. Lisbourn. Daniel O Neile Esq 20th May 89.
- Bur. Antrim.
- Dudley Bagnal Esquires
- Henry Lutterel Esquires
- Mark Baggot Esquires.
- John Warren Esquires.
Bur. old Laughlin,
- Darby Long Esquires.
- Daniel Doran Esquires.
- Justin Mac Carty Esq
- Sir Richard Nagle Knight.
Town of Youghall.
- Thomas Uniack Aldermen.
- Edward Gough Aldermen.
Town of Kinsale.
- Andrew Murrogh Esquires.
- Miles de Courcey Esquires.
- Daniel O Donavan Esquires.
- Jeremiah O Donavan Esquires.
- Charles Mac Carty of Balloa Esquires.
- Daniel Mac Carty Reagh Esquires.
- Lieut. Coll. Owen Mac Carty.
- Daniel Fyn Mac Carty Esq
Page 371Bur. Middletowne.
- Dermot Long Esquires.
- John Longan Esquires.
- John Barret of Castlemore Esquires.
- David Nagle of Carrigoone Esquires.
Mannor and Borough of Rathcormuck.
- James Barry Esquires.
- Edward Powell Esquires.
Mannor of Donerail
- Donello Donovan Esq
- John Baggot Jun. of Baggotstown Esq
- John Baggot of Baggotstown sen. Esq
- John Power of Killbelone Esq
City of Cork.
- Sir James Cotter Knight.
- John Galway Esquire.
- Phil. Reyly of Aghnicrery Esquires.
- John Reyly of Garryrobock Esquires.
- Phil. Oge O Reyly Esquires.
- Hugh Royly of Larha Esquires.
- Sir Edward Tyrrel Baronet.
- ——Tuit of Newcastle Esq
- David O Brian Esquires.
- John Mac Nemara of Crattelagh Esquires.
- Florence Mac Carty of Dromad Esquires. 10. Ma. 89.
- Theob. Butler of Szathnogalloon Esquires. 10. Ma. 89.
- Murtagh Magennis of Greencastle Esquires.
- Ever Magennis of Castleweian Esquires.
- Bur. Hilsburrow.
- Rowland Wite Esquires.
- Rowland Savage Esquires.
- Bur. Bangor.
- Bernard Magennis of Balligorionbeg Esq
- Tool O Neile of Dromankelly Gent.
- Bur. Down.
- Symon Lutterel of Luttrels town Esquires.
- Patr. Sarsfield Jun. of Lucan Esquires.
- Fra. Barnwell of Woodpark Co. Meath Esq
- Robert Russel of Drynham Esq
- Tho. Arthur of Colgans town Esquires.
- John Talbot of Belgard Esquires.
City of Dublin.
- Sir Michael Creagh Knight.
- Terence Dermot sen. Alderman.
Page 372Colledge of Dublin.
- Sir John Mead Knight.
- Joseph Coghlan Esq
Town of Drogheda.
- Henry Dowdal Esq Recorder.
- Alderm. Christopher Peppard Fitz George.
- Com. Donnegall.
- Sir William Ellis Knight.
- Lieut. Coll. James Nugent.
- Sir Ulick Bourk Baronets.
- Sir Walter Blake Baronets.
- James Talbot of Mount Talbot Esquires.
- Charles Daly of Dunsandale Esquires.
- James Lally of Tullendaly Esquires.
- William Burk of Carrowfrila Esquires.
Town of Galway.
- Oliver Martin Esquires.
- John Kirwan Esquires.
- John Grace of Courts-town Esquires.
- Robert Welsh of Cloonesby Esquires.
- Walter Butler Esquires.
- Thady Meagher Esquires.
- Robert Grace senior Esquires.
- Robert Grace junior Esquires.
- Richard Butler Esquires.
- Walter Keily Dr. of Physick Esquires.
- Coll. Robert Fielding by a new Election.
- Edward Fitzgerald Esquires.
- James Bolger Esquires.
- Harvy Morris Esquires.
- Henry Meagh Esquires.
City of Kilkenny.
- John Rooth Esq Mayor.
- James Bryan Alderman, 4th May 1689.
- Patrick Everard Esquires.
- John Delamare Esquires.
- Bur. St. Canice.
- John Wogan Esquires.
- George Aylmer Esquires.
Page 373Bur. Naas.
- Walter Lord Dungan.
- Charles White Esq
- William Fitzgerald Esquires.
- William Archbold Esquires.
- James Nighell Esquires.
- Edmund Fizgerald Esquires.
- Fracis Leigh Esquires.
- Robert Porter Esquires.
- Heward Oxbourgh Esquires.
- Owen Kerrall Esquires.
- John Conner Esquires.
- Heward Oxbourgh Esquires.
- Terence Coghlan Esq
- Terence Coghlan Gent.
- Bur. Birr.
- Nicholas Brown Esq
- Sir Thomas Crosby Knight.
- Morrice Hussey of Kerties Esquires.
- John Brown of Ardagh Esquires.
Bur. Dingle Icouch.
- Edw. Rice Fitz James of Ballinleggin Esq
- John Hussey of Cuhullin (Com. Lym Esq
- Coll. Roger Mac Elligott Esquires.
- Cornelius Mac Gillicuddy Esquires.
- Roger Farrell Esquires.
- Robert Farrell Esquires.
- Oliver Fitzgerald Esquires.
- Roger Farrell Esquires.
- Town of Longford.
- Thomas Bellew Esquires.
- William Talbot Esquires.
- Huh Gernon Esquires.
- John Rabe Esquires.
- Robert Dermott Esquires.
- John Dowdall Esquires.
- Christoph. Peppard Fitz Ignatius Esquires.
- Bryan Dermod Esquires.
- Sir John Fitzgerald Baronet.
- Gerald Fitzgerald Esquire, commonly called
- Knight of the Glynn.
Page 374Bur. Kilmallock.
- Sir William Harley Baronet.
- John Lacy Esquire.
- John Bourk of Carrickinohill Esquires.
- Edward Rice. Esquires.
City of Lymerick.
- Nicholas Arthur Aldermen.
- Thomas Harrold Aldermen.
- Edmond Reynolds Esquires.
- Irrel Farrell Esquires.
- Alexander Mac Donnel Esquires. 15th May 1689.
- William Shanley Esquires. 15th May 1689.
- Garret Moor Esquires.
- Walter Bourk Esquires.
- John Bermingham Portreeve
- Thomas Bourk Esquire.
- Sir William Talbot Baronets.
- Sir. Patr. Barnwall Baronets.
- John Hussey Esquires.
- James Fitzgerald Esquires.
- Captain Nicholas Cusack
- Walter Nangle Esquire.
Bur. of Navan.
- Christoph. Cusack of Corballis Esquires.
- Christ. Cusack of Ratholdran Esquires.
- John Trinder Esquires.
- Robert Longfield Esquires.
- Bryan Mac Mahon Esquires. 9th July 1689▪
- Hugh Mac Mahon Esquires. 9th July 1689▪
- Town of Monoghan.
- Com. Fermanagh.
- Sir Patrick Trant Knight.
- Edmond Morris Esq
- Peirce Bryan Esquires.
- Thady Fitz Patrick Esquires.
- Sir Gregory Bourne Baronet.
- Oliver Grace Esquire.
Page 375Port Arlington.
- Sir Henry Bond Baronet.
- Sir Thomas Hacket Knight.
- Charles Kelly Esquire.
- John Bourk.
- John Dilton Esquires.
- John Kelly Esquires.
- John King Captain.
- Terence Mac Dermot Alder. 6th. May 1689.
- Henry Crofton Esquires.
- Oliver O Gara Esquires.
- Terence Mac Donogh Esquires. 8th. May 1689.
- James French Esquires. 8th. May 1689.
- Nicholas Purcell of Loghmore Esquires.
- James Butler of Grangebeg Esquires.
City of Cashell.
- Dennis Kearney Aldermen.
- James Hacket Aldermen.
- Nicholas White Aldermen.
- John Bray Aldermen.
- Sir John Everard Baronet.
- James Tobin of Fethard Esq
- Bur. Thurles.
- Bur. Tipperary.
- Coll. Gordon O Neile Esquires.
- Lewis Doe of Dungannon Esquires.
- Arthur O Neil of Ballygawly Esquires.
- Patr. Donenlly of Dungannon Esquires.
- Christopher Nugent of Dublin Esquire.
- Dan. O Donelly of the same, Gent. 8th May 89.
- John Power Esquires.
- Math. Hore Esquires.
- John Hore Esquires. 7th. May 89.
- Martin Hore Esquires. 7th. May 89.
City of Waterford.
- John Porter Esquires.
- Nicholas Fitzgerald Esquires.
- Bur. Lismore.
Page 376Com. Wexford.
- Walter Butler of Munfine.
- Patrick Colclogh of Moulnirry.
- William Talbot Esquire.
- Francis Rooth Merchant.
Bur. New Rosse.
- Luke Dormer Esquires.
- Richard Butler Esquires.
- Francis Plowden Esq Commis. of the Re∣venue.
- Dr. Alexius Stafford.
- Abraham Strange of Tobberduff Esq
- Richard Daley of Kilcorky Gent.
- James Devereux of Carrigmenan Esquires.
- Dudley Colclough of Moug•ery Esquires.
- Arther Waddington Esq by a new Election.
- George Hore of Polhore Esquires.
- Walter Hore of Harpers-town Esquires.
- Edward Sherlock of Dublin Esquire.
- Nicholas White of New Rosse Merchant.
- Bur. Arklow.
- Coll. James Porter.
- Capt. Nicholas Stafford.
- Richard Butler Esquires.
- William Talbot Esquires.
- Hugh Byrne Esquire.
- Peice Archbold Esq Upon whose default of Appearance—Barth. Polewheele.
- Francis Toole Esquires.
- Thomas Byrne Esquires.
- James Eustace Esq
- Maurice Eustace Gent.
- The Honorable Coll. William Nugent.
- The Honorable Coll. Henry Dillon.
Bur. and Mannor of Mullingar.
- Garret Dillon Esq Prime Sergeant.
- Edmond Nugent of Garlans-town Esq
- Edmond Malone of Ballynehown Esq
- Edmond Malone Esq Councellor at Law.
- Bryan Geoghegan of Donore Esquires.
- Charles Geoghenan of Syenan Esquires.
Page 377Bur. Fore.
- John Nugent of Donore Esq
- Christoph. Nugent of Dardis town Esq
- Com. Londonderry.
- City Londonderry.
- Bur. Colerane.
- Bur. Lamavudy.
No. 22. An Address to King James in Behalf of the Purchasers under the Act of Settlement by Judge Keating.
THis humble Representation made unto your Sacred Majesty is in the Behalf of many Thousands of your Majesties du∣tiful and obedient Subjects of all Degrees, Sexes, and Ages. The Design and Intention of it, is to prevent the Ruine and Deso∣lation, which a Bill now under Consideration, in order to be made a Law, will bring upon them and their Families, in case your Majesty doth not interpose; and by your Moderation and Justice protect them so far as the known Laws of the Kingdom, and Equity and good Conscience will warrant and require.
It is in the Behalf of Purchasers, who for great and va∣luable Considerations, have acquired Lands and Tenements in this Kingdon; by laying out not only their Portions and Provisions made for them by their Parents, but also the whole Product of all their own Industry, and the Labour of their Youth; together with what could be saved by a frugal Ma∣nagement, in order to make some certain Provision for Old Age and their Families, in Purchasing Lands and Tenements under the Security of divers Acts of Parliament Publick Decla∣rations from the late King: And all these accompanied with a Possession of Twenty five Years.
Divine Providence hath appointed us our Dwelling in an Island; and consequently, we must Trade or live in Penury, and at the mercy of our Neighbours. This necessitates a Transmu∣tation of Possessions, by Purchase from one hand to another, of Mortgaging and Pledging Lands for great and Considerable Sums of Money, by charging them with Judgments; and in∣deed, Page 378 gives Name to one of the greatest Securities made use of in this Kingdom, Statutes Merchant, and of the Staple; and very many, especially Widows and Orphans, have their whose Estates and Portions secured by Mortgages, Bond of the Staple and Judgments.
Where or when shall a Man Purchase in this Kingdom; Un∣der what Title or on what Security shall he lay out his Money, or secure the Portions he designs for his Children: If he may not do it under divers Acts of Parliament, the solemn and reite∣rated Declarations of his Prince, and a quiet and uncontrovert∣ed Possession of Twenty Years together, And this is the Case of thousands of Families who are Purchasers under the Acts of Settlement and Explanation.
It were a hard task to justifie those Acts in every Particular contained in them; I will not undertake it; but if it be consi∣der'd, that from 23. October 1641. until 29. May 1660. the time of his Majesties Restauration, the Kingdom was upon the matter in one continued Storm; That the alterations of Pos∣sessions was so universal, and Properties so blended and mixt by Allotments and Dispositions made by the then Usurping Powers: It may be well concluded, that they must be some∣what more then Men, that could or can frame a Law to take in every particular Case, though it should have swoln to many Volumes, and Laws, which are to be of such universal Con∣sequence as this was, are to have a Regard to the Generality of a Kingdom or People, though possibly some particular Person may have some hardship in his private Concern.
But if we may judge by general Laws; by the produce and effect of them, and at the same time have a Prospect to the Estate and Condition of this Kingdom from 1640. and as far backwards as you please, until the time of his late Majesties happy Restauration; and at the same time take into Conside∣ration what the Kingdom became in few years after the Com∣mission for the Execution of those Acts were at an end; the Buildings, and other Improvements; the Trade and Com∣merce; the vast Heads of Cattel and Flocks of Sheep, equal to those of England; together with great Sums of money brought over by our Fellow-Subjects of England, who came to Pur∣chase and Plant in this Kingdom: The Manufactures set on Page 379 foot in divers parts; whereby the meanest Inhabitants were at once inriched and civilized, it would hardly be believed it were the same Spot of Earth: Nay, Over-flown and Moorish Grounds were reduced to the bettering of the Soyl and Air. The Purchasers who brought the Kingdom to this flourishing Condition, fly to your Majesty for Succour, offering not only their Estates and Fortunes, but even their Lives to any Legal Trial within this your Majesties Kingdom, being ready to sub∣mit their Persons and Estates to any established Judicature; where, if it shall be found, that they enjoy any thing without Legal Title, or done any thing that may forfeit what they have Purchased, they will sit down, and most willingly acquiesce in the Judgments: But to have their Purchases made void; their Lands and Improvements taken from them; their Securities and Assurances for Money Lent, declar'd Null and Void by a Law made ex post facto, is what was never practised in any Kingdom or Countrey.
If the Bill now design'd to be made a Law, had been at∣tempted within two, three, four or five years after the Court for the execution of these Acts was ended, the Purchasers would not have laid out their Estates in acquiring of Lands, or in Building or Improving on them: Thousands who had sold small Estates and Free-holds in England, and brought the Price of them to Purchase or Plant here, wou'd have stayed at home: And your Majesties Revenue, with that of the Nobi∣lity and Gentry, had never come to the Height it did; If your Majesty please to consider upon what Grounds and Assurances the Purchasers of Lands and Tenements in this Kingdom pro∣ceed, you will soon conclude, that never any proceeded upon securer Grounds: The Acts of xvij. and xviij. of King Charles your Father of blessed Memory, the First, takes notice, that there was a Rebellion begun in this Kingdom on the 23d. of October 1641: And so doth a Bill once read in the House of Lords; whoever looks into the Royal Martyrs Discourse upon that Occasion, will see with what an abhorrence he laments it: and that he had once thoughts of coming over in Person to suppress it.
Those Acts promise Satisfaction out of Forfeited Lands to such as would advance Money for reducing these disturbers of Page 380 the publick Peace, unto their Duty. The Invitation was his late Majesties your Royal Brothers Letters from Breda some few weeks before his Restauration, which hapned the 29th of May 1660: And within six Months after, came forth his Majesties most Gracious Declaration for the Settlement of this Kingdom. This, may it please your Majesty, is the Basis and Foundation of the Settlement, and was some years after Enacted and made a Law by two several Acts of Parliament.
It is true, that the Usurping Powers in the Year 1653. (ha∣ving by the permission of the Almighty, as a just Judgment on us for our Sins, prevailed here) did dispose and set out the Estates of Catholicks unto Adventurers and Soldiers; and in a year or two after, transplanted out Catholick Free-holders for no other Reason, but their being so in Connought, where Lands were set out unto them under divers Qualifications, which they and their Heirs, or those deriving under them as Purcha∣sers enjoy'd, and still do enjoy under the Security of the before mentioned Acts of Parliament and Declaration.
His Majesties gracious Declaration of the 30th. of Novem∣ber 1660. which I call the Foundation of the Settlement, was, before it was concluded on, under the Consideration of that great Prince, and the Lords of his Council of England, where all Persons concerned for the Proprietors, as well old as new, were heard; whoever reads, will find the many Difficulties which he and his Council met with from the different and se∣veral Pretenders; what Consideration was had, and Care ta∣ken, to reconcile the jarring Interests; and to accommodate and settle, as well as was possible, the Mass and Body of Sub∣jects here.
It was some years after, before the Act for the Execution of his Majesties most Gracious Declaration became a Law; It was neer two years upon the Anvil; It was not a Law that past in few days, or sub silentio. It was first, according to the then Course of passing Laws, here framed by the Chief Governour and Coun∣cil of this Kingdom, by the Advice and with the Assistance of all the Judges, and of his Majesties Council Learned in the Law, and then transmitted into England to be further consi∣der'd of by his Majesty and Lords of his Council there, where the Counsel at Law and Agents of all Pretenders to the Pro∣priety Page 381 of Lands in this Kingdom were heard, and that Act▪ commonly called the Act of Settlement, approved of and re∣transmitted under the Seal of England to receive the Royal As∣sent, which it did, after having passed both Houses of Par∣liament.
The Innocent Proprietors being restored pursuant to thi• Act; and some Difficulties appearing as to the further execu∣tion of it; Another Act passed, commonly called the Act of Explanation, which went the same Course, and under the same Scrutiny.
It is confessed, that though they are two Acts, it was by the same Parliament, who were chosen according to the ancient Course of Chusing Parliaments.
But if any miscarriage were in bringing that Parliament to∣gether, or the procuring the aforesaid Acts of Parliament to pass, which we can in no wise admit; and the less, for that your Majesties Revenue was granted and settled by the same Parliament, and many good and wholsom Laws therein En∣acted: Yet it is manifest, that nothing of that kind ought to affect the Plain and honest Purchaser, who for great and va∣luable Considerations, acquired Lands under the Security afore∣said, and expended the remainder of his Means in Building, Improving, and Planting on them, and that for the following Reasons.
First, The Purchaser advising with his Counsel, how to lay out or secure his Money, that it may not lie dead, not only to his, but the publick detriment, tells him that he is offer'd a Purchase of Lands in Fee, or desired by his Neighbours to accommodate him with Money upon the Security of Judgment or Statute Staple; and upon the enquiry into the Title, he finds a good and Secure Estate, as firm in Law, as two Acts of Parliament in force in this Kingdom can make it; and in many Cases, Let∣ters Patents upon a Commission of Grace for remedying of de∣fective Titles, he finds Possession both of many years gone along with this Title several descents past, and possibly that the Lands have been purchased and passed through the hands of divers Purchasers: He resorts to the Records, where he meets with Fines and Common Recoveries, the great Assurance known to the Laws of England: Under which (by the Blessing Page 382 of God) we live; and tells him there is no scruple, nor diffi∣culty of Purchasing under this Title; since he hath Security under two Acts of Parliament, Certificates and Letters Patents, Fines and Recoveries; and that no Law of force in this King∣dom can stir, much less shake this Title.
How is it possible to imagine, that the Legislative Power should be made use of to void this Mans Estate, who perhaps was never in this Kingdom, until after these Acts were Enact∣ed and became Laws; it will be the like Case with all Persons▪ who upon the Marriage of their Children, and considerable Marriage Portions paid and receiv'd, have procured Settlements for Jointured Portions, and Remainders for their Children and Grand Children: And all these are to be laid aside, without any Consideration of Law or Equity in the Case of the Purchasers, or any misdemeanor or offence committed by them: Whereby vast Numbers of your Majesties dutiful Subjects the present Proprietors and their Lessees; and in very many Cases, Wi∣dows, Orphans, Merchants and Traders, will be at one stroke outed and removed from the possessions of their Lands and Im∣provements, which in many places are more in value than the Township whereon they are made: This, with submission, without some fraud, decelt, or default of the Purchaser never was, and it is hoped never will be done by a People or Nation professing Christianity: Nor is it for the Honour, Welfare, or Advantage of the King or Kingdom to have it so done; What will strangers and our fellow-subjects of England and Scotland say?—We sold our Estates in England; transported us and our Families into Ireland, to purchase, improve and plant there: We acquired Lands under as secure Titles as Acts of Parliament, (the greatest known Security) could make them. Our Con∣veyances both by Deeds and matters of Record are allowed good, firm, and unquestionable by any Law in force at the time of the Purchase. We have had the possession 10, 12, or 15 years, and are grown old upon them. We have clearly drawn our Effects from England and settled here, not doubting but our Posterity may be so likewise. We have purchased An∣nuities and Rent Charges out of Lands under the same Securi∣ties: And now the Old Proprietors (though many of them had Satisfaction in Connaught) would fain have a new Law to dis∣possess Page 383 us of our Estates and Improvements made as aforesaid. It will not be believed, that the chief of those who drew on this Design, should in Parliament and elsewhere, which ought to consist of the gravest, wisest, and wealthiest Free-holders of the Kingdom, (for such the Law presumes them) make a noise with that good and wholsome advice—Caveat emptor in this Case; or can think that Caveat is proper here.
The Purchaser ought to be wary of any Flaw in the Title at the time of the Purchase made, and purchases at his peril, if any such there be; But who is that Purchaser that must beware of a Law to be made 20, 30, or 40 years after his Purchase, or to de∣stroy his Security for Money lent, or Settlement upon Marriage? this is not a desect in the Title, but (under favour) is a President which no humane foresight can prevent, and if once introduced, no Purchaser could ever be safe: the worst of Lotteries affording a securer way of dealing than Ireland would.
Can it be your Majesties Honour or Advantage to have thou∣sands of Families ruined by such a Proceeding as this is? What will become of our Credit, and consequently of our Trade abroad? Where will be the Reputation, and publick Faith and Security of the Kingdom, when Foreign Merchants shall know from their Correspondents here, that they cannot comply with their Engagements to them, their Estates, Houses, and Improve∣ments both in Countrey and City which they had acquired for great and valuable Consideration, and within the Securities of the Laws, are taken from them by a Law made yesterday, in case this Bill should pass: So that in Effect, we are not only con∣triving to break and ruine our own Trades and Merchants at home, but even those in Foreign parts, which will infallibly de∣stroy your Majesties Revenue, and sink that of every Subject.
Surely these Particulars, and the Consequences of them, are worth more then two or three days consideration: which is as much as this Bill could have, since the Parliament was not open'd till the 7th. of this Month:
The very Report of what is designed by this Bill, hath al∣ready from the most improved and improving Spot of Earth in Europe; From stately Herds and Flocks; From plenty of Mo∣ney at 7 or 8 per Cent. whereby Trade and Industry were en∣couraged; and all upon the Security of those Acts of Parlia∣ment; Page 384 From great and convenient Buildings newly erected in Cities and other Corporations, to that degree, that even the City of Dublin is ruined. The passing of these Acts, and the securities and quiet promised from them, inlarged double what it was; That the Shipping in divers Ports were 5 or 6 times more than ever was known before, to the vast increase of your Majesties Revenue, reduced to the saddest and most disconso∣late condition of any Kingdom or Countrey in Europe: Infinite numbers of the Inhabitants having transported themselves and Families with what remained unfixed in Purchases and Im∣provements, and was portable of their Estates into other King∣doms, that very many of the Buildings both new and old in this City, and in the very Heart and Trading Part of it, are uninhabited and waste.
It is grievous to see, as you pass through the City, the Houses and Shops shut up; The Herds and Flocks in the Countrey are utterly destroyed; So that of necessity the Tenant must break; throw up his Lease; leave the Key under the Door, and the Lands become waste; and from hence will necessarily follow, that the Farm-houses and Improvements must go to decay, and Beef, Tallow, Hides, Wooll and Butter, (from whence arise the Wealth of the Countrey) will fail us.
What is become of the frequent Declarations made by the Earl of Clarendon, and the Earl (now Duke) of Tyrconnel, of your Majesties fix'd Resolutions, never to lay aside the Acts of Settlement and Explanation? Why did the Judges in their se∣veral Circuits, declare in all places where they sate, unto the Countries there assembled, that your Majesty was resolved to preserve the Acts of Settlement and Explanation, and that they were appointed by the then Chief Governour here, to de∣clare the same unto them; from whence they took confidence to proceed in their Purchases and Improvements; and (with submission be it spoken) if this Bill pass, are deluded. Shall Patents on the Commission of Grace signify nothing? The Great Seal of England tells them they may proceed upon the publick Faith; and here again they become Purchasers, paying considerable Fines to the King, to whom Rents were reserved where none were due before, and many places the Rent in∣creased; as in case of Fairs and Markets granted, together with Page 385 the Lands on them, Patents of Liberties of Free Warren, and to enclose and empale for Park; surely some consideration ought to be had of those whose money was paid on this account.
It would be farther considered, That your Majesty before your access to the Crown, had passed several Lands and Tenements in this Kingdom in Certificate and Patent pursuant to these Acts of Settlement; and that you made Leases of them, on which many and great Improvements have been made. It is likewise true that your Majesty sold and exchanged some small proportions of the same Lands, and received in Money Twelve Years Purchase; some of which your Majesty conveyed by Fines and other assurances in Law; and though your Majesty may, if it seem meet unto you, part with all that Estate, yet it is humbly conceived, it ought to be with reservation to the Lessees and those few Purchasers, as it was done by Mary Queen of England, who though zealous in the highest degree to the Religion she professed; and that she resto∣red such part of Lands belonging unto Monasteries as remained in her hands undisposed, did nevertheless permit the Grantees and Purchasers quietly and peaceably to retain such part of them as they were possessed of by Grant or Purchase, and which (for ought appearing) is enjoyed by them, and those deriving under them to this day, though she came to the Crown within few years after Passing the Act for Dissolving Monasteries: For if no considera∣tion be had of them, your Majesty gives away the Term of Years and Improvements from your Lessees, and the Land from him to whom your Majesty sold it, without restoring the Purchase mo∣ny, than which no case can be harder; and without your Roy-Assent neither of these can be done.
For the Objections commonly made against the Acts of Settle∣ment and Explanation, which are usually, that many Innocents were never heard, and that there was not time sufficient for hearing of them; but how this should affect those who purchased after the Acts passed, and Certificates and Letters Patents passed on them is not demonstrable from any Rule of Law or Equity.
The person designing to Purchase, inquires whether the Title of the Land or Tenement to be Sold be good in Law and Equity; and being assured in that he forbears further Inquiry, being as∣sured that never any Purchaser in Possession having Law and E∣quity on his side, was dispossessed by any person▪ whatsoever upon Page 386 ground of Equity; and the Purchaser here hath the Law with him by the Acts of Settlement, and the Equity by the payment of his Money.
It is to be wished, that if Widows, Orphans, or any other per∣sons have fallen under hardship by the general settlement of the Kingdom, that some way may be devised to make them reparati∣on; but the way prescribed by this Bill, is to Rob the Innocent Purchasers, Creditors and Orphans of their Estates, to do it con∣trary to the Publick Faith, Laws of the Land, and Precept of Ho∣ly Writ, which forbids doing of Evil, that good may come thereof.
Its manifest by what has been said, that if this Bill proceed as is now contrived, that all the Protestants in the Kingdom are undoubtedly and without reserve ruined; since the Rapparees (that is, the Armed multitude) have taken away all their move∣able Estates; and this Design is to take away all the Lands and Tenements purchased by them.
The thriving Catholicks who were Purchasers (as most of the Province of Connaught are) are likewise to be turned out of their Estates and Possessions, and their own and the improve∣ments of those who hold under them utterly lost.
As to the Politick part which these great Statesmen who drive on this Bill make mention of, that will be worthy of considera∣tion: Its said, that this will unite your Majesties Subjects in this Kingdom, That is too gross to pass: since the first mentioning thereof, hath it not made a division and a breach betwixt them? nay, where there was none before? and doth it not grow daily wider? It was never heard that Accommodation between par∣ties that were all in contest could stand, unless the terms were continued; for if what was given to one of the Parties be taken away, it makes the whole Award void and of none effect; and admitting the Old Proprietor had right, it is not enough except he have it against the Purchaser: And if the Design be what is pretended, to restore this Kingdom to the Peace and Plenty which it flourished in some years since, to unite your Majesties Subjects, whereby they may be enabled according to their Duty and Allegiance, to restore your Majesty to the exercise of your Royal Dignity in all your Kingdoms; this can never be effected, except all pretenders recede in some degree from the full of their pretensions for the accommodation of the whole, and the publick quiet and safety.
Page 387Would it not be an unreasonable thing in a Cargo where divers Merchants are concerned and have Goods and Merchandizes in a Storm, to throw out by consent the Goods of any one Merchant, though in the bottom of the Hold and hardest to come by, for the safety of all concerned, without satisfaction given him, by a con∣tribution from those who had the advantage of it; or if it could be done, or had time for it, were it not much more just that the loss should be equally divided amongst them, by throwing out a just proportion from all concerned, than to single out one part of the people, and by their ruine to advance the other; This is not in my judgment the readiest way of uniting them.
Sufferance to make one step more, and Quaere, Whether the Ca∣tholick Purchasers now to be turned out of Possession, will join heartily with those that enter upon them? Farewel Trade and Commerce where Acts of Parliament shall be made to destroy securities that were good when made, Farewell all Improvements in Ireland, where no man shall ever know what Estate he hath, if the foun∣dation of the general settlement should now be overturned.
I cannot foresee what the consequences may be of having it published and made known in your Majesties other Kingdoms and Dominions and elsewhere where the Protestant Religion is professed, that such a Proposal as this (in relation to such of your Protestant Subjects as have made no defection) hath been pre∣pared for your Majesties Consideration in order to be passed into a Law, and this, when they were secure of the Laws of the Land; not so much as Common Equity to question the Title by which they held: That nevertheless use should be made of the Legisla∣tive power to Enact a new Law, after so many assurances given them to the contrary; and after so many years quiet possession to turn them out of their Estates altogether.
It is much to be feared that those who first advised this method of Proceedings, have considered their own particular advantage, and that of their Friends and Relations, without the least thoughts of your Majesties Service; for surely this can never be thought so, nor the way to settle this Kingdom whereby it may be service∣able to your Majesty; nor can it be imagined, but that men thus despoiled, will as often as Parliaments shall be called, make ap∣plication for Redress and Repeal, as in the Case of the Spencers to Repeal a Repeal, and they and their Posterity will be always Page 388 solliciting your Majesty and your Successors to give them relief in a Case of so great moment and general concern as this is.
As for the general Reprizal▪ mentioned to be made them out of the Rebels Estate (which must not be conceived to give any colour to this manner of proceeding, and ought to be equal to the Estate which the Proprietors shall be outed of) that will be very uncertain, for it must be known who the Rebels are, and what their Lands amount to, since it may be probably concluded, that there are many of your Subjects now in England no way concern∣ed in the Rebellion, and would have ere this attended your Ma∣jesty here, if they had not been hindred from coming by duress and Imbargo, and many other legal and justifiable excuses, too long for this present Paper; and withal, that where any of them are seised of any new Estates, so much must be restored to the old Proprietors, and what is also subject to their Settlements and other Incumbrances.
After all this, it is in the power of your Majesty to prevent the total ruine of so many of your Subjects as have been Purchasers and Improvers in this Kingdom, by prescribing more moderate ways than depriving them of the whole of what they have le∣gally and industriously acquired; and that Committees of both Houses may hear and enquire whether any medium may be found out betwixt the Extreams for the accommodating as near as may be the Purchaser and the old Proprietor, so that if there because of Complaint, it may not arise from a total disappoint∣ment of either Party: This is a little of what may be said on this occasion, but the hast of those who drew on this Bill will allow no further time at present.
No. 23. The Lord Bishop of Meath's Speech in Parliament, June the 4th. 1689.
Spoken on the Bill of Repeal of the Act of Settlement.
YOur Lordships have now under yo•• Consideration a Bill of great Weight and Importance, for the future Prosperity or Ruine of the King and Kingdom depends upon it; A Bill that unsettles a former Foun∣dation (upon which this Kingdom's Peace and Flourish∣ing was superstructed) and Designs to erect another in its stead, the Success whereof is dubious and uncertain; I shall therefore humbly crave your Leave to represent my Thoughts candidly and impartially upon it; And that so much the rather, because I am here summoned by the Kings Writ to give his Majesty my best Advice for his own Service, and the good of the Nation.
My Lords, In every Law, two things are to be consi∣der'd; First, that it be just, and doth no* Man wrong. Secondly, and that it be pro bono publico; And I am humbly of Opinion, that this Bill is faulty in both these Respects: and therefore ought not to pass this House. It is unjust to turn men out of their Possessions and Estates without any Fault or De∣merit; To deprive Widows of their Jointures, and Chil∣dren of their Portions, when they have done nothing to forfeit them. But the Injustice will rise much higher, if we consider it with a respect to Purchasers, who have laid out all their Substance upon Estates deriv'd under the Acts that are now design'd to be Repeal'd. What have they done to make them Delinquents, except it be the laying out their Money on the Publick Faith of the Page 390 Nation, declared in two Acts of Parliament, and on the Publick Faith of his Majesties Royal Brother expressed in his Letters Patents. Their Case is yet harder, If we consider the great Improvements they have made upon their Purchases, which by this Bill they are like to lose, without any Reprizal for them; And if it be reasonable to restore the Old Proprietors to their Estates, 'tis e∣nough for them to enjoy them in the same plight and condition that they left them: But I see no Reason why they should have them in a better Condition, or enjoy the Benefit of other mens Labours and Expences, to the utter ruine of them and their Families; Here, Mercy should take place as well as Justice, for the Pur∣chasers are the Objects of them both.
Two things I am sensible, may be reply'd to this: and I am willing to consider them both. First, That if it be unjust to turn them out; It is as unjust not to re∣store the Old Proprietor, who hath been so long kept out of his Estate. Secondly, That there is no injury done to the present Possessor, because he is to be repriz'd for his Losses.
As to the first of these, I shall not at present meddle with the Reasons why they lost their Estates▪ nor touch upon the Grounds and Occasions of their forfeiting their Interests in them: being sensible that neither the time nor the place will admit a Discourse of this nature; I shall therefore take it for granted, that they were un∣justly put out: that it is just and reasonable that they should be restored: but then it must be granted, that it is unjust to turn out the present Purchaser and Pos∣sessor. What then is to be done in this Case, where the Justice or the Injury is alike on both sides: If we restore the Old Proprietor, we injure the present Possessor; if we do do not, we injure the Old Proprietor.
My Lords, It is my humble Opinion (which I sub∣mit to your Lordships better Judgments) that we are to consider in this Case, who hath most Justice on his side, and incline the Ballance that way; If it lies on the Page 391 Old Proprietors side, let him have it; If not, let the present Possessor enjoy it. Now it appears to me, that the Purchaser hath more Justice on his side than the Old Proprietor: For he has both Law and Equity on his side; he hath the Law on his side by two Acts of Parliament, and the Kings Letters Patents; and he hath the Equity by his Purchase Money; whereas the Pro∣prietor hath the Law against him, and nothing but Equity to pretend to; And I hope your Lordships will never think it reasonable to relieve a bare Equitable Right against a Purchaser that hath both Law and Equity: If you do, I am confident it is the first Pre∣sident of this kind.
As for the Reprizals, I hear the Name of them in the Bill, but I find nothing agreeable to* the nature of them. There are certain Con∣ditions agreed on all hands, to make up the Nature of a Reprizal: None of which are like to be observed or kept here. I shall name some of them, and leave it to your Lordships Consideration, how far they are like to be performed with the present Purchasers.
It is necessary to a Reprizal, that it be as good at least, if not in some respects better than the thing I am to part with: That I my self be Judge, whether it be better or worse; That I keep what I have, till I am reprized. If my Neighbour comes to me, and tells me, that he hath a mind to my Horse▪ or to a Field of mine that lies convenient for him: I tell him, that I have no mind to part with them: He offers me Money for them: I tell him, that I will not sell them; He tires me out with Importunities, and at length, I consent to part with them in exchange for some other things as good as they: But I tell him withall, that I my self will be Judge, whether they are so or not, since it is at his importunity and to please him, that I part with them: And besides that, I am resolv'd to be possessed of the Equivolent at the same time that I part with my own, there being no reason why I Page 392 should dance attendance after him, and wait his leisure for my Reprizal.
My Lords, If these be the true Conditions of Repri∣zals, as I presume they are, I am confident that not one of them is like to be observed in the intended Reprizals, not the first of them: For by the Petitions that have been before your Lordships; and by an additional Clause in your Lordships Alterations, wherein you have saved all Remainders expectant, on Estates for Lives, most of the Reprizable Persons must Part with an Inheritance to them and their Heirs, and get only in Lieu of it an Estate for Life, which will determine with the Life of the for∣feiting Persons: So here is not Equal Value, Worth, and Purchase.
Not the Second: For, the Parties themselves are not made the Judges, but the Commissioners: And I dare say, that if they were made the Judges, there is not one of them that are to be turn'd out, that will part with their present Possessions, or that judge the Reprizal to bear any pro∣portion with the Estates they are to quit.
Not the Third: For, by the Commons Bill they are to be turn'd out immediatly, and wait for a Reprizal afterwards: and all the Favour they can obtain from your Lordships, is only to have a competent time for their removal, (which may be long or short as the Commissioners please) but out they must go at the discretion of the Commissioners, and wait their leisure for a Reprizal.
This is the first Objection against this* Bill. The next is, that it is not for the Publick Good, either for the King or the Kingdom, or the People in it; It is not for the good of the King, who is the Vital Head of this great Body, and that whether we respect his Majesties Honour or his Profit.
It is not for his Majesties Honour to con∣sent* to the Ruining of so many Innocent Loyal Persons as must unavoidably perish, if this Bill doth pass: It is not for his Honour to rescind those just Acts of his Royal Father and Brother, the Act Page 393 for Adventurers passed in England, and the Declaration and Acts of Settlement and Explanation, which▪ if I am not misinform'd, were five years upon the Anvil, and at last not pass'd, till all Parties were fully heard. It is not for his Majesties Honour to break his word with his People, nor violate so many repeated Promises as he hath made, that he would not Consent to the Repeal of them.
And as it is not for his Honour, so it is not for his Profit or Advantage; it will neither preserve him in the Kingdom that he enjoys, nor restore him to those that he has unhappily lost. His Profit in this King∣dom must arise out of a Constant Payment of his Re∣venue both Ordinary and Extraordinary: And who is able to pay His Revenue or support the Dignity of his Crown▪ if this Bill passeth into a Law? The Pro∣testants are not able, the Rapparees have Plundered them of all their Substance▪ and here is a Bill to take away their Estates; and consequently they will have nothing left to pay the Publick Taxes of the Na∣tion: And as for the Romanists, they will be in as ill a Condition as the Protestants; The Old Proprietor comes Poor and Hungry into his Estate, and can pay nothing till his Tenants raise it; and the present Pos∣sessor loseth the Benefit of his Purchases and Improve∣ments; and who then is able to supply the Necessities of His Majesty? Besides this, in many parts of the King∣dom, the Land is hardly able to pay the Kings Quit-Rent, by reason of the Universal Depredations that Reign every where; and can it be imagin'd but that things will grow far worse when the ablest Catholick Merchants, and the most Wealthy Purchasers of that Communion are ruin'd and undone?
And as it is not for the Kings Profit in this Kingdom, so it is to the utter Ruine of his Interest in the Kingdoms that he has lost: Will the Protestants in England and Scotland join heartily in restoring him to his Crown, when they understand how their Brethren here are u∣sed? No, My Lords, They will rather bend and unite Page 394 all their Forces to hinder his Restitution, when they con∣sider that the mischief is like to come home to their own Doors, and that what is a doing here, is but a Model of what they must suffer if he be restored. Will they trust his Word in England, when he breaks it in Ireland, or rely on his Promises to them, when he doth not keep them to his Subjects here; This, my Lords, will abate their Affections for him, and gain him more Enemies there than he can have Friends here.
It is not for the good of the Kingdom, and that if we consider it in reference to Trade, Wealth, Im∣provements,* Husbandry.
It will ruine the Kingdom in point of Trade; Divine Providence hath placed us in an Island, where we must Trade or want many conveniences of Life; and can we expect that the Trade of this Nation will in∣crease in our hands, when we find it sunk so low by the removal of the Protestant Merchants effects out of the Kingdom, and for those Catholick Merchants that carry it on in some measure, can we believe that they will be able to carry it on, when we are ruining their Stocks by taking away their Estates and Improvements from them; Nay, we shall not only ruine our own Traders at home, but break their Correspondents abroad whose effects are in their hands. We have passed a Bill in this House for the Inviting Strangers to Settle and Trade among us; but it is worth considering, whether the Course we are now taking, will not hinder the Nation of the intended bene∣fit of that Bill; for if Foreign Merchants come among us, what Security have they but the Publick Faith of the Na∣tion, and it is not probable that Strangers will rely up∣on it, when they observe that it is so ill kept towards our own people.
If Trade decays, the Wealth of the Nation must perish with it; for they live and die together. Wealth can∣not subsist without Trade, or without security for Debt: And who will ever lend Money, or Purchase, or Improve in this Kingdom after this? when the Money that hath Page 395 been lent, and the Purchases made from Persons deriving their Estates under two Acts of Parliament, many years Possession, and Letters Patents on Record, are all blown off at once, and nothing left sure or firm in the Kingdom? For my part, I cannot understand that any Man will Pur∣chase an Acre of Land hereafter, when former Purchasers that thought themselves secure are so much discouraged. Improvements must perish likewise, for by the Petitions that have been preferred to this House, your Lordships may perceive that some Proprietors have but small Estates, 20, 40, or 100 Acres, on which Sumptuous Houses and large Gardens and Orchards have been erected, and the Income of their Estates is not able to repair the Glass Windows, or defray the Wages of the Gardiner: And as for Husbandry, what between the Old Proprietor that is to be restor'd, and cannot Manure the Ground till he is possessed of it, and the present Possessor that knows not how long his Term will hold, and therefore will be at no Charges upon a Term that depends on the Will of the Commissioners; We shall have the Plow neglected, and must feed on one another in∣stead of Corn.
My Lords, This is not all the inconvenience in it, but it is likewise to the prejudice of the People in * the Kingdom both Protestants and Catho∣licks: The Protestants are already ruin'd by the Rapparees, and if their Estates are taken from them, I know nothing wanting to make them compleatly misera∣ble. The rich Catholicks have as yet escap'd the Depreda∣tions of their Neighbours, but they will be almost as mise∣rable as the Protestants, when their Estates and Improve∣ments are taken from them.
My Lords, This Bill doth likewise destroy the Publick Faith and Credit of the Nation; it destroys* the Credit of England by Repealing the Act Pass'd there for the Satisfaction of Adventu∣rers; it destroys the Publick Faith of Ireland by Repealing the Acts of Settlement and Explanation; it violates the Faith of his late Majesty which hath been pass'd to his Subjects Page 396 in his Gracious Declaration for the Settlement of this King∣dom, and in his Letters Patents pursuant to it.
It subverts the Credit of his present Majesty in his Let∣ters Patents that he hath Pass'd since his coming to the Crown on the Commission of Grace, for he has receiv'd the Composition money; and if these Grants must be vacated, I cannot forbear to speak it plainly, that the Subject is de∣luded; it commits a Rape upon the Common Law, by ma∣king all Fines and Recoveries useless and ineffectual; and it invades the Property of every private Subject, by destroy∣ing all Settlements on valuable Considerations.
My Lords, This Bill is Inconvenient in point of Time. Is it now a time for men to seek for Vine∣yards* and Olive yards, when a Civil War is rageing in the Nation, and we are under Apprehensions (I will not say fears, for it is below Men of Courage to be afraid) of Invasions from abroad; is it not better to wait for more peaceable times, and Postpone our own Concerns to the Concerns of his Majesty and the pub∣lick Peace of the Nation; To do otherwise is to divide the Spoyl before we get it, to dispose of the Skin before we catch the Beast. We cannot in this case set a better Pre∣sident before Us than the Case of the Israelites in the Book of Joshua; they had the Land of Canaan given them by God, but yet Joshua did not go about to make a Distribution of it to the Tribes, till they had subdued their Enemies, and the Lord had given them peace: Nay, My Lords, I am con∣fident that it will prejudice His Majesties Service, because every Mans eye and heart will be more on his own Con∣cerns than His Majesties Business; it is possible that their affections may be more set upon the gaining of their E∣states than the Fighting for the King; and then all their Endeavours will be drowned in the Consideration of their own profit: Moses was Jealous of this when the Two▪ Tribes and an half desired to have their Possessions on this side Jordan, before the Land was intirely subdued; and there may be the same motives to the like suspitions now.
Page 387My Lords:
Either there was a REBELLION in this Kingdom, or there was not. If there was none, then we have been ve∣ry unjust all this while, in ••eping so many Innocents out of their Estates: And God forbid that I should open my Mouth in the Defence of so gross an Injustice; but then what shall we say to His Majesties Royal Fathers Declaration in his 〈 in non-Latin alphabet 〉, who there owns that there was a Rebellion; and in pursuance of that Opinion, passed an Act to secure such as should adventure Money for the suppressing of it▪ Nay, What shall we say to the Two Bills that have been brought into this House: the one by an Honourable Lord, which owns it fully; the latter from the Commoners, which owns a Re∣bellion, but extenuates it? I take it then for granted that there was a Rebellion; and if so, it was either a total, or a par∣tial one: If it was a general one, then all were guilty of it, and none can pretend to be restored to his Estate, farther than the King in his Mercy shall think fit to grant it him: If it was a partial one, then some Discrimination ought to be made between the Innocent and the Guilty. The Innocent should be restored, and the Guilty excluded from their E∣states; but here is a Bill that makes no distinction between them, but Innocent and Nocent are all to fare alike: The one is to be put in as good a Condition as the other; and can your Lordships imagine that it is reasonable to do this, when we all know that there has been a Court of Claims erected for the Tryal of Innocents; that several have put themselves upon the Proof of their Innocence, and after a full Hearing of all that they could offer for themselves, have been adjudged Nocent.
I have Ventur'd Candidly and Impartially to lay my Thoughts before you; and I have no other design in it, than honestly to acquit my Conscience towards my KING and Country. If my Freedom hath given your Lordships any Page 388 Offence, I do here submissively beg your Pardon for it; but it is the Concern of the Nation in general, that hath made me so warm in this Affair. I have but one thing more to add, That God would so direct and instruct your hearts, that you may pitch upon those Courses, that may be for the Ho∣nour of the King, and the Benefit of the Kingdom.
Objections against the Particulars of the Bill, made by the Lord Bishop of Meath.
- I. No Penalty on such as shall enter without Injunctions.
- II. No Consideration for Improvements.
- III. No Saving for Remainders.
- IV. No Time given to Tenants and Possessors to Re∣move their Stock and Corn.
- V. No Provision for Protestant Widows.
- VI. It allows only Reprisals for Original Purchase-Money, which is hard to make out, and is an In∣jury to the Second or Third Purchaser.
No. 24. Copies of the ORDERS for giving Possessions, &c.
Com. Kil∣dare. By the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Kildare, and one of His MAJESTIES most Honou∣rable Privy Council.
[Note, The Copy of the First Order for Garrisoning the House of Ballisannan could not be gotten.]
WHereas I have been informed, That Ballysannan, now belonging to Mr. Annesley, was a House of Strength, and therefore fit to have a Garrison; and now being convinc'd of the contrary: These are therefore in His Majesties Name, Page 389 to require you forthwith to remove your Men to their for∣mer Garrison, out of the said House. Given under my Hand this First day of April 1690.
Charles White.For Captain Patrick Nugent, or the Of∣ficer in Chief, Commanding the Troop at Kildare.
THIS is to let you understand, that I am Authoriz'd to give the Proprietor possession of the Lands of Ballysannan, &c. according to the Act of Parliament; and that you may not be surpriz'd therein, I give you this Notice, from Sir,
Your Loving Friend and Servant, Charles White,
Naas the 8th. of April, 1690.For John Annesly Esquire, or in his Absence, to Francis Annesly, Esq These.
Second Order for Ballysannan.
WHereas Luke Fitzgerald Esquire, has proved himself be∣fore me, to be the Ancient Proprietor of the Town and Lands of Ballysannan, and that his Ancestors were Pos∣ses'd of their Mansion-house there, in the Year 1641. I do therefore, in pursuance of His Majesties Orders unto me, appoint the under-named Persons to give possession of the Mansion-house there, to Luke Fitzgerald Esquire: And for so doing, this shall be your Warrant. Given under my Hand and Seal this 6th. day of May, 1690.
I do hereby appoint Captain Walter Archbold, or Captain John Dillon of Athy, to give possession of the Mansion-house of Ballysannan, to Luke Fitzgerald Esquire.
An Account of Absentees Goods, and how they were imbezelled.
THE beginning of March 1688. or before, several Persons, Officers of the Army, who were impowered, or pre∣tended to be impowered by my Lord Deputy, seized on the Goods of Absentees, in most Counties of the Kingdom, except the City of Dublin.
May 7th. 1689. A Warrant comes to the Commissioners of His Majesties Revenue, under His Majesties Privy Signet and Sign Manual, dated April 29th. 1689. to impower the Commissioners of the Revenue, to call all such Persons to Account, that had seiz'd any Goods or Chattels of Absentees.
May 9th. 1689. The Commissioners of the Revenue issued out Instructions to several Persons, in the respective Counties, pursuant to His Majesties said Warrant.
As to the Country, it must be observed, That betwixt the 1st. of March, 1688. (being the Time of seizing by the Offi∣cers of the Army) and 9th. of May 1689. when the Com∣missioners were impowered, a great part of the Goods of Ab∣sentees were stolen or disposed: The Officers that seiz'd, were at the Camp at Denry; and if any Accounts were re∣turn'd by them to the Lord Deputy, the same never came to the Commissioners, though they often endeavoured with the Secretary to find any such Accounts.
The Commissioners of the Revenue thereupon sollicited a Bill to pass in Parliament, to vest the Goods of all Absen∣tees, in the King, with some fitting Power to the Commis∣sioners of the Revenue, for the more easie and expeditious bringing all Persons to Account, that had formerly seiz'd: But this met with much delay and alterations. At last the Page 191 Bill pass'd the 18th. of July, 1689. and the Scope of it a∣mounts to no more, than to vest in His Majesty, the Goods of such Persons only, as are declared Forfeiting Persons by the Act of Attainder, or Persons absent, who abet or assist the Prince of Orange, (with exception of Minors, and some Pro∣viso's by the Act of Attainder) most had time to return till the First of September; and the general Clause of all Persons that have aided or abetted the Prince of Orange, does not in∣title the King without an Office found, that such Persons did aid or abet; and this requiring Proof, and a Great Charge, there did not appear sufficient profit to arise to answer the Charge. Upon the whole Matter, this Bill seemed rather to lessen the Zeal of those employed to seize Absentees Goods, than otherwise, when they consider'd, that upon debate in Parliament, it was denyed to pass a Law that should indem∣nifie them for more than half their Seizures, even in the City of Dublin, half the Persons, whose Goods were there seized, not being named in the Bill of Attainder. However,
Aug. 9th. 1689. The Commissioners of the Revenue having appointed four Provincial Surveyors, gave them Instructions, that the Surveyor General and the Collectors, should dispose of the Stocks of Absentees; whereby it appears, that instead of neglecting that Matter of the Goods of Absentees, they seemed rather to have given Order for the disposal of them before they were forfeited.
Septemb. 14th. 1689. The Commissioners finding no satis∣factory Returns, from the Commissioners employed by them, most of the Commissioners being in the Army, or neglecting the Matter, or applying the Goods to their own Use, they superseded those Commissioners, and lest the whole Matter to their Collectors; which if done at first, some profit might have redounded to His Majesty.
2. The Goods of Absentees in the City of Dublin, were not ordered by the Lord Deputy to be seized; but the peo∣ple observing what was done in the Country, and there be∣ing Page 392 free Transportation for England in March, the Custom∣house-Key became like a Fair, and the most of Absentees Goods were then sent for England; scarce any thing valuable was then left, unless by the Carelesness of the persons employed by the Absentees.
The said 9th. of August, 1689. the Commissioners impow∣ered several persons to seize the Goods of Absentees in the City of Dublin, with like directions as the Lord Deputy gave formerly in other Counties, viz. To inventory and take se∣curity for the forth-coming of these Goods, and not to strip the Houses, or hinder Trade; for many Brewers, Ale-sellers, and other Handy-Crafts and Traders, though absent, yet had left behind them Servants, Friends, and sometimes their Wives to manage their Trade; and to have strip't those Houses, had but added to the Number of Wast Houses, and lessened His Majesties Revenue; some Ale-houses not having the Value of Forty Shillings of Absentees Goods, draw three or four Bar∣rels of Drink per Week, besides their Quartering of Souldiers, which has cost the Inhabitants more generally by far, than the Goods could be sold for these Times.
And this Matter ought at present to be well considered; for, though now the Goods are vested in the King by Law, and the best of them is to be made for the King's advantage; yet Rotten Hangings will sell only to those that have the House.
No. 25. Albavilles Instructions to the Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer.
THE many Robberies, Oppressions, and Outrages commit∣ted through all parts of the Kingdom, to the utter Ruine thereof, and to the great Scandal of the Government, as well is of Christianity, forces his Majesty to a great resentment a∣gainst those that prove Encouragers and Abettors of them, by Page 393 an unpardonable neglect in the Execution of his Royal Orders. And whereas the Issuing out Commissions of Oyer and Ter∣miner in all the Counties of the Kingdom, which was done some Months ago, was judged by his Majesty, with the Ad∣vice of his Privy Council, the most Efficacious means to pre∣vent and quash such horrid Disorders.
- I. You are Ordered by his Majesty, on sight hereof, to let Me his Principal Secretary of State know what you can alledge, to justifie your selves from the Imputation of having strangely Neglected (all this time) the Execution of your Commission, which proves the chiefest Cause of this general Desolation of the Country.
- II. You are Commanded by his Majesty, to proceed without the least delay to the Execution of your Commission, and send to me (for his Majesties information) a Weekly Account of your Proceedings.
- III. That you Adjourn from one Week to another; and at farthest, not above a Fortnight.
- IV. That you proceed with all Just Severity, against such of the Justices of the Peace, as have Bayled (contrary to Law) Malefactors: And against all such as favour (in any manner) Robbers and Thieves.
- V. That you proceed against all persons whatsoever, who have given, or will give, any Obstruction to the Execution of your Commission: And if they prove Officers of the Ar∣my, or Absent, so as you do not think fit to proceed a∣gainst them, that you forthwith send me an Account there∣of.
- Page 394VI. That you proceed with all Rigour, against all per∣sons found Guilty of Counterfeiting the Kings Coyn.
- VII. And lastly, That you Order all men to fall up∣on publick Robbers, who have no regard of their Duty to∣wards GOD, their King or Country, destitute of all sense of humanity; and consider them but as wild beasts, who live upon Prey and Rapine.
This is Gentlemen, what I have at present in Command from his Majesty to send to you; to which I will adde this Advertisement, That you cannot light upon better Measures to Allay the KINGS just Resentment of your former Neglects, (the occasion of a world of Mischief) then by a speedy and vigorous Execution of your Commission.
Let the present general cryes of the people for Justice, and the present general Oppression under which the Country groans, move you to have a Compassion of it; and to raise in you such a publick spirit, as may Save it from this inun∣dation of Miseries that break in upon it, by a Neglect of his Majesties Orders, and by a general relaxation of all Civil and Military Laws.
Consider that our Enemies leaving us to our selves as they do, conclude we shall prove greater Enemies to one another than they can be to us; and that we will destroy the Country, and enslave our selves more than they are able to do: What In∣humanities are daily committed against one another, gives but too much ground to the truth of what our Enemies conclude of us.
I had almost forgot a special Command of his Majesty; that is, That you will consider the Liberty of Conscience granted by Act of Parliament, and to punish the Infringers of that Law, who by an indiscreet and inconsiderable Zeal usurp his Maje∣sties Prerogative; not reflecting how much his Majesties and the Nations interest; and not only the Religion of the Na∣tion, Page 395 but the Catholick Religion in all the parts of Christen∣dom is involved in a Religious Execution of that Liberty of Conscience.
Dublin-Castle, Jan. 2. 1689.I am,
Your most humble Servant, Marquis D Albaville.To the Commissioners of Oyer and Ter∣miner for the County of Dublin, or to any or either of them, to be Com∣municated to the rest. To the Lord Chief Justice Nugent.
No. 26. A Copy of a Petition of the Minister of Wexford, for his Church, and the Order thereupon.
To the KING's most Excellent Majesty. The humble Petition of Alexr. Allen of Wexford, Clerk.
THAT your Petitioner being Minister of the Parish Church of St. Iberius, in the Town of Wexford; hath therein for several Years past, daily celebrated Divine Service; and exercised all other Offices of his Function with Piety to GOD, and constant Loyalty to your Majesty: Yet Your Petitioner on the 25th. of October last, was Dispossessed of his said Church, (contrary to the late Act of Liberty of Conscience) by Edward Wiseman Esq Mayor of Wexford; who a few dayes after, did not only, by the Rabble, introduced by him, brake down and demolish, all the Pewes and Altar of the said Church, but did seize, and unjustly deny your Petitioners Page 396Vestmonts, Church - Book, and other Ornaments thereof, to the great prejudice of your Petitioner and his Parishoners; al∣though your Majesties Roman Catholick Subjects have several Chappels fit for the free Exercise of their Religion, both with∣in and without the Walls of the said Town, and whereunto several Protestant Inhabitants have given liberal Contribution. Your Petitioner further sheweth, That he the said Edward Wiseman, as Magistrate of the Town of Wexford, is obliged (as usually it hath been by Act of Vestry) to encourage and provide for the relief of distressed Orphans, and other poor of the said Town of Wexford; yet uncharitably refuseth to inter∣pose his Authority in the behalf of such poor, whereby they must inevitably perish, if not speedily Relieved.
May it therefore please Your Majesty, to Restore your Peti∣tioner to his Parish Church, which was never Forfeited by Absence, or otherwise: And that the said Edward Wiseman may be obliged to Repair it, and leave it in the same condition he found it▪ and that such care may be taken for Relief of distressed Orphans, and other Poor from Famine, as is usual.
And Your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
At the Court in Dublin-Castle, Jan. 28th. 1690.
Present the KING's most Excellent Majesty in Council.*
WHEREAS His Majesty is Informed upon Oath, That Edw. Wiseman late Mayor of the Town of Wexford, did Illegally seize upon the Parish Church of St. Ibe∣rius in the said Town of Wexford, broke down the Pews and Altar of the said Church, and detained the Vestmonts, Church-Books,Page 397 and other Ornaments thereunto belonging: His Majesty was Graciously pleased, to Order Mr. Nicholas Stafford, present Mayor of the said Town of Wexford, forthwith to cause the said Church and Goods to be Restored to Alexr. Allen, Minister of the said Parish, in the same condition they were in when Seiz'd upon by the said Edward Wiseman.
No. 27. Mr. Prowd Minister of Trim, his Account of the Remarkable Accident that hapned upon Plundring the Church of Trim.
THIS will give you an Account of an eminent Instance of Gods Vengeance shewn on one John Keating, a Church-Rapparee, who in the very act of Plundring and Break∣ing of our Church, was struck with a sudden Madness, in which he continued for the space of Three Weeks; and that day three weeks he was struck Mad, dyed in a sad and mi∣serable Condition. The manner of it was thus: This Keating was a Souldier in the Lord of Kinmares Regiment; he with other his Associates, having often before plundred, broken and despoyled the Seats of our Church, without interruption or disturbance, resolved on Christmas-day at night, to brake and plunder our Altar, (on which we had that day celebrated the Holy Communion): and to that end, he with two more, a∣bout midnight, entered the Church. This Keating immediately attempted to brake one of the folding doors leading to the Communion Table, and endeavouring with all his force to wrest the door from the hinges, immediately (as he thought) saw several glorious and amazing Sights; But one ugly Black Thing (as he call'd it) gave him a great Souse upon the Poll, which drive him immediately into so great disorder, that he tore all the Cloaths off his Back, and ran Naked about the Page 398 Streets, and used all mad Bedlam pranks whatever. He was put into the Dungeon, where he remained for the space of 14. dayes without either Meat, Drink, Cloaths, or any thing neces∣sary for the support of nature; would not take as much as a drop of cold water; continually Rav'd of the Spoyls of the Church, and saying, That he took the most pains in breaking and taking off the Hinges, and yet got the least share for his pains. From the Dungeon he was removed to one Thomas Kelly's house in the Town, where he behaved himself as in the prison, neither eating bit, nor drinking drop, or admitting a ragg to cover his Nakedness; and about eight dayes after, he removed from the Dungeon, dyed in a sad and deplorable manner. I was so curious as to enquire of those that knew him very well, whether ever he was Mad before, or lyable to any such disorders; they all assured me, that they never knew any thing of that nature by him in the whole course of his life; so that I think we may very well look upon it as the immediate Hand of GOD.
SIR, I dare assure you, that this is a great Truth, and so evident and manifest, that it hath challeng'd and extorted an Acknowledgment from all parties whatever: Neither the Romish Clergy, nor any of the Officers of the Regiment (who are all Papists) do in the least disown it: And it had this in∣fluence and effect upon all Souldiers and Papists, that from that time forth, never any of them were known to enter, plunder, or disturb our Church.
We have an account, that another of Keatings companions at the very same time was struk Mad in the very act of break∣ing the Communion Table; and that within very few hours after, he dyed; but they politickly conceal'd it, and buryed him privately soon after, for fear it should be known; but the certainty of this I dare not Affirm, but am sure some of their most sober and serious Clergy did freely own it.
Trim1st. March 1689.
No. 28. General Rosens ORDER, to bring the Protestants Before Derry.
Conrade de Rosen Mareschal General of all his Majesties FORCES.
DEclares by these Presents, To the Commanders, Offi∣cers, Souldiers, and Inhabitants of the City of London∣derry, That in case they do not, betwixt this and Mon∣day next, at Six a Clock in the afternoon, being the 1st. of July, 1689. Agree to Surrender the said place of London-derry unto the KING, upon such Conditions as may be Granted them, according to the instructions and power Leiutenant Ge∣neral Hamilton formerly received from the KING: That he will forthwith issue out his ORDERS from the Barony of Inishone, and the Sea-Coasts round about, as far as Charlemont, for the gathering together of those of their Faction, whether Protected, or Not, and cause them immediately to be brought to the Walls of London-derry, where it shall be Lawful for those that are in the Town (in case they have any pity for them) to open the Gates, and receive them into the Town; other∣wise they will be forced to see their Friends and nearest Rela∣lations all starved for want of Food; he having resolved not to leave one of them at home, nor any thing to maintain them: And that all hope of succour may be taken away by the Land∣ing of any Troops in these parts from England; He further Declares, That in case they refuse to submit, he will forth∣with cause all the said Country to be immediately Destroy'd; that if any Succour should be hereafter sent from England, they may perish with them for want of Food: Besides which, he has a very considerable Army, as well for the Opposing of them in all places that shall be judg'd necessary, as for the Protecting all the rest of his Majesties dutiful Subjects, whose Goods and Chattels he promises to Secure, destroying all the rest that cannot be brought conveniently into such places as Page 400 he shall judg necessary to be preserved, and burning the Houses & Mills, not only of those that are in actual Rebellion, but also of their Friends and Adherents, that no hopes of escaping may be left for any man: Beginning this very day to send his necessary Orders to all Governours, and other Comman∣ders of his Majesties Forces of Colerane, Antrim, Carrickfergus, Belfast, Dungannon, Charlemont, Belturbet, Sligo; and to Col. Sarsfield commanding a flying Army beyond Ballyshany, Col. Sutherland commanding another towards Iniskillen, and the Duke of Berwick another on the Fin-water, to cause all the Men, Women, and Children, who are any wayes related to those in Londonderry, or any where else in open Rebellion, to be forthwith brought to this place, without hopes of withdraw∣ing further into the Kingdom; that in case before this said Mon∣day the 1st. of July, in the Year of our Lord, 1689. be expired, •hey do not send Us Hostages, & other Deputies, with a full suf∣ficient power to Treat with Us for the Surrender of the said City of Londonderry on reasonable Conditions, that they shall not after this time be admitted to any Treaty whatsoever: And the Army which shall continue the Siege, and will (with the assistance of God) soon reduce them, shall have Orders to give no Quarter, or spare either Age or Sex, in case they are taken by Force: But if they return to their Obedience, due to their Natural Prince, he Promises them, that the Conditi∣ons granted them in his Majesties Name, shall be Inviolably observed by all his Majesties Subjects; and that He himself will have a care to Protect them on all occasions, even to take their parts, if any Injury (contrary to the Agreement) should be done them; making Himself responsible for the performance of the Conditions on which they Agree to Sur∣render the said place of Londonderry to the KING.
Given under my Hand, this 30th. day of June, in the Year of our LORD, 1689.
Le Mareschal Rosen.
No. 35. The Indictment of Dennis Connor, in which the Counterfeit Letter to Mr. Will. Spike is inserted.
Term' Hillar' quinto & sexto Jacobi Regis.
COm' Dublin'. Scilicet Juratores pro Domino Rege Sacra∣ment' suum dicunt & proesent', quod Dionisius Connor nuper de Dublin' in Com' Civit' Dublin' Yeoman, e•…o mali∣tiosus pernitiosus & nequissimus, machinansque & •…ns pa∣cem & commune tranquilit' hujus Regni Hibernioe perturbare, & discord' inter Dominum Regem & subditos suos incitare & movere, & dict' Dom' Regem & gubernationem suam in odium contempt' & vilipendentiam inducer' & in Insurrectionem & Rebellionem in hoc Regno Hibernioe suscitar' mover' & inferr' vicessimo die Ja∣nuar' Anno Regni Domini nostri Jacobi secundi De• gra' Angl' Scot' Franc' & Hiberniae, Regis Fidei Defensor' &c. quinto, apud Castrum de Dublin' in Com' Dublin' proedict' seditiosam, malitiosam, & illicit' scripsit' vel scribi fecit quandam seditiosam & mali∣tiosam Epistolam sive Chartam cujus quidem seditiosam & mali∣tiosam Epistoloe tenor sequitur in hoec verba, scilicet.
Eniskillin the 10th. of January 1689.
YOurs I'receiv'd January the 1st. it being the greatest satis∣faction I could expect to hear of your good Health and Welfare, and the rest of your good Family; getting the con∣venience of the honest Bearer, makes me acknowledge your often kindnesses to me. Yesterday we received Letters from Londonderry, they all agree with our Proposals, as in carrying on our Design in Dublin: The day appointed is the 4th. of Fe∣bruary at Supper-time in the Castle; and for some of our men intended for that purpose, to go in a little before, as many as can well, not being suspected; others to stay in the Street and Houses thereabout till the Word is given [GOD be with Us]. Then all to Force in, Killing the Guards, after giving the TinkerPage 402 and the rest of his Function their last Supper. Mr. Drury, he is intended to Fire the Suburbs with others of his assistance as might be thought fit, it being a means to force the Souldiers out of the City. We question not but our People is in num∣ber enough to do the Work, as well in the City as Castle: One night does all. We have here in these parts, 14000 Horse and Foot in readiness to be with you in Dublin in five or six dayes at farthest. I hope God will inspire into our peoples hearts to persevere with Undaunted Hearts, to pull down that Yoke of Popery which we are likely to lie under, unless by God prevented. We are in the Truth, and I hope God is with Us; although our Expectations being Failed hereto, we might think it rather Punishment for our Sins, than in any wise hin∣drance of our Victory. Last Week we had an Account from Derry, that there Landed two Ships laden with Ammunition and Provision, and to the number of Fifty-Six Volunteers, the most of them now being here with Us: They giving us an Ac∣count of our English Resolution, That they will every man Die, rather than be yeilding to Popery; likewise, that great Preparations are made for our English to come over this Spring▪ to the value of Two and Twenty Thousand Souldiers and Inha∣bitants to settle the Country. Cosin, I desire you'l direct the Bearer to Mr. Pains, with a Letter he has for him: And like∣wise I desire you to go to my Cosin, and give my kind Love to him, & the rest of his good Family. I suppose the Pacquet of Letters, as touching this Matter, wholly is directed to Mr. Smith, which meeting with him, will give you the full at large. My kind Love to my Cosin George, and your Wife. This being all at present. Your loving Cosin to command during Life.
These, For Mr. Will. Spike, Living at Colledg-Green in the old Parliament-house, Dublin.
Et ulterius Jurator' proedict' super Sacrament' suum proedict' dicunt & proesent', quod idem Dionisius Connor sciens eandem Epistolam sive Chartam fore falsam, malitiosam, & seditiosam, postea scilicet eodem vicessimo die Januarii Anno Regni dict' Do∣mini Regis quint' supradict' apud Castrum Dublin' in Com' Dublin' Page 403 proedict', seditiosam & malitiosam Epistolam sive Chartam proe∣dict' publicavit & publicari fecit contra debit' ligeantiam suam in malum exemplum aliorum in tali casu delinquentium, & con∣tra pacem dicti Domini Regis nunc, coronam & dignitatem su∣am, &c.
Examnat per F. Nugent.
No. 36. Capt. Browns Acknowledgment, That he Perjured himself.
Whereas I John Brown, Gent. Did on, or about the last day of December last, come before the Right Honou∣rable, the Lord Chief Justice Riverstown, Ld Ch. Justice of all Ireland; and did in an Examination taken before him upon Oath, accuse Edward Brock of the City of Dublin, for speaking and uttering several Seditious Words reflecting on His Majesty and the Government. Now I the said John Brown, do hereby Acknowledg and Declare, That I did very much Wrong and Abuse the said Edward Brock in the said matter; he never having uttered or spoke any such or the like Words wherewith I accused him before the said Lord Chief Justice. As Witness my Hand this Third day of February, 1689.
Witness present, The Words (upon Oath) be∣ing first Interlined.
No. 29. Advertisement, as it was published by Mr. Yalden in his Weekly Abhorrence, concerning Dr. King, and Dr. Foy.
THERE was lately published by John Yalden Esq the substance of Fifteen Sermons, Entituled, An Abhor∣rence from the Bishop of Ely, &c. of the proceedings of the Prince of Orange, and the Lords, &c. that Invited Him. But some Protestants believing the said Book to be a Popish contrivance; and that such Doctrines as were therein, were never Preached by the Divines there named: Upon which, a Gentleman of Quality (to satisfie these Doubts) ap∣plyed himself to two Reverend Divines of this City, viz. Dr. King and Dr. Foy, who both certified under their hands, that the Doctrines contained in the said Book, were honest, and true Christian Divinity, and obliging to all Christians to put im∣mediately in practice, upon the peril of their Salvation. Which Certificate satisfied several Protestants here, and confirmed them in an unchangeable Loyalty.
March 8th. 1689.
I Intended to have waited on you this Afternoon, but found my self so Indisposed, that I durst not venture abroad. I have been made sensible, That the Publisher of the Weekly Abhorrence, has made use of your Name, and Mine: And Affirms, That WE have Certified under our Hands, That the Doctrines contained in a Book published by one John Yalden Esq containing a Collection of the Substance of Fifteen Sermons, were honest and true Christian Divinity, and Ob∣liging to all Christians to put immediately in Practice, upon the Peril of their Salvation: And he intimates, that this Certificate Page 405 has been shewn to several Protestants here. Sir, For my own part, I do profess, that I never Read the aforesaid Book; nor did any Gentleman of Quality (as he affirms) ever apply himself to me to satisfie him in any doubts concerning it, that I remember. I am sure never any body demanded a Certi∣ficate from me concerning it: Nor did I ever Sign any such Certificate as he pretends, or any thing like it: And therefore that whole Advertisement (as far as it concerns me) is abso∣lutely False and Groundless. If any one had Ask'd me con∣cerning that Collection, I could have given him no other An∣swer, than that I had neither read it, nor the Sermons out of which 'tis said to be taken: Perhaps the Collection may be just, and no harm in Certifying it to be so; but I am sure, there is a great deal of harm in forging a Certificate under a mans Hand, what ever the matter be that is Certified: And if there be no such Certificate forged or real, it is no less cri∣minal, to publish to the world (as in this Abhorrence) that there is one. I cannot imagine to what purpose the Publisher should have inserted such an easily detected Falshood, which he could not expect should escape being discovered; except he had a mind to destroy both his own Credit, and likewise that of the Collection. Pray (Sir) if you know any thing of this matter, Communicate to
To the Reverend
Dr. Nath. Foy.
Your most humble Servant, Will. King
WHat you were pleased to Acquaint me with, several Gentlemen who were Concern'd for me, gave me Notice of some few Hours before: Upon which I immediately repaired to the Coffee - House - (the likeliest place, as I judged, to find a Lye, if it were stirring) where I saw my self in Print; of which, though I could not Page 406 imagine what should be the ground; yet since it was resolv'd it should be so, I was glad to be found with so good Com∣pany as your self. Had the Gentleman, amongst other things in his Abhorrence, but Abhorr'd Untruth, I'm sure my Name had never appear'd in his Advertisement: For I declare, I never read the Book mentioned therein, and I judge I shall not be very Fond of reading any thing that comes from under his Hand; having given such a Tast to the world, of his Abilities in Writing and Collecting other mens Senses, that it is to be doubted, whether he has yet well Collected his own: whose Collection as I never read, so have I never received any account of the contents of it; nor did any person ever require a Cer∣tificate from me, or my Judgement of that Collection, or the Sermons said to be in it; nor did I ever give any Certificate, or my Judgment to any person unrequired. This is all I know of the matter, or the Gentlemans Collection. It may be a faithful one for ought I know, but certainly he has not taken the best method to Assert the Reputation of it, or his Own; since he must give leave to them who are as ignorant of his Person and Collection, as I am to suspect that he who can find a Certificate in Dublin that never was Written, may find a Sermon in London that never was Printed. This, Sir, I thought was due as a return to yours, which I kindly resent; and re∣quest you to believe that I am,
March 11. 1689.For the Reverend Dr. Will. King. These.
Your faithful Friend, and humble Servant, Nath. Foy.
No. 30. Collonel Luttrells ORDER for Numbring PROTESTANTS.
WHEREAS it is His Majesties desire to Know the Names of all the Protestant Subjects and Dissenters: I do in His Majesties Name, Require and Order you, all the Page 407 Ministers and Curates of the several Parishes and Cures of this City and Liberties, to bring me fairly Written, the Names of the said Protestants and Dissenters, in a Book made for that purpose, that are in their several Parishes or Cures: Declaring, That it is His Majesties Resolution, to Treat all such as will not pay Obedience to this Order, and enter in their Names by Thursday next ensuing the Date hereof, as Spyes, or Ene∣mies. Dated this Third day of May 1690.
They are to Return only all from the Age of Fifteen, to the Age of Eighty that are of the Male kind, and not of the Female.
No. 31. Collonel Luttrells Order Forbidding above Five Protestants Meeting any where, &c.
WHEREAS several Disaffected persons of the Prote∣stant Religion, are of late come to this City of Dublin, and some of them Arm'd with Swords, Pistols, and other Weapons, contrary to His Majesties express Commands by his Royal Proclamation bearing Date the 20th. day of July, 1689.
I. THESE are therefore to Will and Require all Men whatsoever of the Protestant Religion now residing or being within the said City of Dublin, or within the Liberties of St. Sepulcher Donor, or Thomas-Court, who are not House-keepers, or have not followed some lawful Vocation therein these three Months past, to Depart within Twenty-Four Hours after the Page 408 Publication hereof, out of the said City and Liberties, and re∣pair to their respective Habitations, or usual places of Abode in the Country, upon pain of Death, or Imprisonment, and to be further proceeded against as Contemners of His Maje∣sties Royal Commands, and as persons designing the Distur∣bance of the Publick Peace.
II. And likewise, That all Protestants within the said City and Liberties, not being of His Majesties most Honourable Privy Council, nor in his Army, or actual Service, shall with∣in the time aforesaid deliver up all their Armes, both Offen∣sive and Defensive, and all their Ammunition, into his Maje∣sties Stores in the said City, upon pain of Death.
III. And that no Protestant whatsoever, Do presume at his Peril, to walk or go in the Streets, from Ten a Clock at Night till Five in the Morning, nor at any time when there is any Alarum. In which case, all such persons are required for their Safety, and for the Security of the Publick, to keep within Doors till such an Alarum is over.
IV. And Lastly, for the prevention of Ryots and Unlawful Assemblies; These are therefore to Will and Require, all the said Protestants, that no greater number of them than Five shall Meet and Converse at any time, either in any House within the said City or Liberties, over and above the Family of the House; or in the Streets and Fields, in or about the same, or elsewhere: Hereby declaring, That all persons who shall Offend against any Clause in this present Order, shall suffer Death, or such other Punishment as a Court - Marshall shall think Fit.