Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical, of King James's Irish Army List, 1689: 2d Ed.--enl, Volume 2

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J.R. Smith, 1861 - Ireland
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Page 454 - I cannot but highly esteem those gentlemen of Ireland, who, with all the disadvantages of being exiles and strangers, have been able to distinguish themselves by their valour and conduct in so many parts of Europe, I think, above all other nations...
Page 454 - English ashamed of the reproaches they cast on the ignorance, the dulness, and the want of courage, in the Irish natives ; those defects, wherever they happen, arising only from the^ poverty and slavery they suffer from their inhuman neighbours...
Page 492 - ... after having weighed their anchor, and they had neither ships nor boats at their command to be revenged of them. Mac Sweeney of the Districts, in common with all others, came to the shore; he was foster-father to that Hugh, and he proffered other hostages and sureties in lieu of him, but it was of no avail to him, for there was not a hostage in the province of Ulster they would take in his stead.
Page 181 - Catholick communion in Ireland, for your patronage and protection upon all occasions, wherein they shall apply unto you, or stand in need thereof. .... His Majesty would likewise have your Excellency recommend it to the Archbishops, Bishops, Sheriffs, and Justices of the Peace there, not to molest the Roman Catholick clergy, in the exercise of their ecclesiasticall functions, amongst those of their own communion.
Page 722 - I should make a volume thereof ; but these may suffice to show that the mere Irish were not reputed free subjects nor admitted to the benefit of the Laws of England until they had purchased Charters of Denization. Lastly, the mere Irish were not only accounted aliens but enemies, and altogether out of the protection of the law, so as it was no capital offence to kill them ; and this is manifest by many records.
Page 616 - Tyrone was among the Irish celebrated as the deliverer of his country from thraldom, and the combined traitors on all sides were puffed up with intolerable pride. All Ulster was in arms, all Connaught revolted, and the rebels of Leinster swarmed in the English pale: while the English lay in their garrisons, so far from assailing the rebels, as they rather lived in continual fear to be surprised by them.
Page 61 - hath been of great note, and came in with William the Conqueror, as is very evident, the name being on the Roll of Battle Abbey and in the Chronicles of Normandy." Its representative in the martial reign of Edward III. was Sir John Touchet, who married Joan, eldest daughter and eventually sole heir of James, Lord Audley of Heleigh, and thus secured to his descendants the inheritance of the ancient Barony of Audley, which is now enjoyed by George Edward Thicknesse...
Page 391 - AVil- ing to the Jacobite account that follows. dispute their aproach, which he did with great valour and good success for a time, till overpower'd by a continual supply of fresh men, he was forced to giue way, however rallyed again and repossessed himself of the ground he had lost, but the enemie was too numerous to be resisted by soe small a partie, soe bringing on still fresh troops obliged him to retire towards the gate, which...
Page 193 - God had but permitted them to remain in their patrimonial inheritances until the children should arrive at the age of manhood ! Woe to the heart that meditated, woe to the mind that conceived, woe to the council that recommended the project of this expedition, without knowing whether they should, to the end of their lives, be able to return to their native principalities or patrimonies.
Page 184 - ... O'Donnell, lord of Tirconnell, against the lord justice of Ireland, Maurice Fitzgerald, and the English of Connaught, at Credrain Cille,2 inRoscede,intheterritory of Carbury, north of Sligo, in defence of his principality. A fierce and terrible conflict took place, in which bodies were hacked, heroes disabled, and the strength of both sides exhausted ; the men of Tirconnell maintained their ground, and completely overthrew the English forces in the engagement, and defeated them with great slaughter,...

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