An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 eBook

Mary Frances Cusack
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[500] Tory.—­Cromwellian Settlement, p. 150.

[501] No wolves—­Declaration printed at Cork, 1650.

[502] Dr. Burgat.—­Brevis Relatio.  Presented to the Sacred Congregation in 1667.  Dr. Moran’s little work, Persecution of the Irish Catholics, gives ample details on this subject; and every statement is carefully verified, and the authority given for it.

[503] Circumstances.—­Lord Roche and his daughters were compelled to go on foot to Connaught, and his property was divided amongst the English soldiers.  His wife, the Viscountess Roche, was hanged without a shadow of evidence that she had committed the crime of which she was accused.  Alderman Roche’s daughters had nothing to live on but their own earnings by washing and needlework; and Mr. Luttrell, the last case mentioned above, was allowed as a favour to occupy his own stables while preparing to transplant.

[504] Drove out.—­Carte’s Ormonde, vol ii. p. 398.

[505] Accounts—­Carte’s Ormonde, vol. ii. pp. 398, 399.  He considers all “bounties” to him as mere acts of justice.

[506] Trial.—­Chief Justice Nugent, afterwards Lord Riverston, in a letter, dated Dublin, June 23rd, 1686, and preserved in the State Paper Office, London, says:  “There are 5,000 in this kingdom who were never outlawed.”

[507] Cheated.—­Books were found in the office of the surveyor for the county Tipperary alone, in which only 50,000 acres were returned as unprofitable, and the adventurers had returned 245,207.—­Carte’s Ormonde, vol. ii. p. 307.  “These soldiers,” says Carte, “were for the most part Anabaptists, Independents, and Levellers.”  Equal roguery was discovered in other places.

[508] Private.—­For full information on this subject, see Carte’s Ormonde, vol. ii. pp. 476-482.  I will give one extract to verify the statement above.  “The Duke of Ormonde had, in truth, difficulties enough to struggle with in the government of Ireland, to preserve that kingdom in peace, and yet to give those who wished to imbroil it no handle of exception to the measures he took for that end.”—­vol. ii. p. 477.

[509] Royalty.—­D’Arcy M’Gee’s History of Ireland, vol ii p. 560.

[510] Army.—­Carte says “he was Scout-Master-General.”—­Ormonde, vol. ii. p. 473.

[511] Sentenced.—­See Dr. Moran’s Memoir of the Most Rev. Dr. Plunkett.  This interesting work affords full details of the character of the witnesses, the nature of the trial, and the Bishop’s saintly end.


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