Saturday, March 9, 2013

England Repeals Slavery Abolition Act of 1833

England has repealed the slavery abolition act of 1833 in 1998.

The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (citation 3 & 4 Will. IV c. 73) was an 1833 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire (with the exceptions "of the Territories in the Possession of the East India Company," the "Island of Ceylon," and "the Island of Saint Helena", which exceptions were eliminated in 1843).[1] The Act was repealed in 1998 as part of a wider rationalisation of English statute law, but later anti-slavery legislation remains in force.
 
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 was repealed in its entirety under the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 1998.[15][16] However, this repeal has not made slavery legal again, as sections of the Slave Trade Act 1824, Slave Trade Act 1843 and Slave Trade Act 1873 are still in force. In addition the Human Rights Act 1998 incorporates into British Law Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights which prohibits the holding of persons as slaves 

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_Abolition_Act_1833

Jews Financed William the Conqueror?

According to the Jewish Communities and Record Site, Jews were brought into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066:
 
Jews began to settle in England shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066, the first group brought over from Rouen by William the Conqueror. They escaped the massacres that Continental European Jewry witnessed during the period of the first and second crusades and, despite occasional manifestations of anti-Jewish sentiment (including the prototype of the ritual murder accusation) and the imposition of periodic fines and special levies, initially their numbers and prosperity increased under the protection of the king. The era of prosperity and relative calm ended in 1189, on the death of King Henry II and the coronation of his son, King Richard I, when English Jewry became subject to outbreaks of extreme violence and increasingly more repression measures, stimulated by the third crusade, culminating in the expulsion of the impoverished Jews by King Edward I in 1290, at which time they may have numbered as many as 16,000 souls. It was to be over 350 years before they would be permitted to return.
 
 
According to another site, Jewish Bankers financed Wiliam the Conqueror. I would have to agree and will seek to find more solid evidence of this. The concern of kings over allowing jews to come into England while at the same time, murdering off Irish and native Celts in Scottland and England makes no sense, unless of course those kings were Jewish or were paid off by jews. 
 
There is no evidence of Jews residing in England before the Norman Conquest. William the Conqueror was financed by Jews expelled from Spain, and having secured the benevolent neutrality of Holy Roman emperor Henry IV and with solemn approval by Pope Alexander II, he invaded England in 1066 (Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol # 23, p. 609). He brought 2,600 Jews into England with him from Rouen (William of Malmesbury: Gesta Regum Anglorum, The History of the English Kings, p. 500). They were at first treated with special favour and allowed to amass considerable wealth, "They brought to England their own form of commerce and a system of rules to facilitate and govern it . . ." (Footnote 11: H.C. Richardson, The English Jewry Under Angevin Kings (1960) p. 94). They established the Exchequer and subsequently converted into a class of "royal usurers" so abhorrent to the English that in 1290 Edward I expelled them all, over 16,000 Jews, principally owing to the problem of usury. (See the trilogy of historian Sir Arthur Bryant, JCR-UK - Jewish Communities of the U.K., and jewishencyclopedia.com).
 
 
 
Further evidence indicates travel to the Americas before Columbus, by Templars, as symbols were carved in stone throughout the Americas, such as the hooked X, that indicate a templar journey during the 1300s.  It was well known that the Irish were travelling to America for thousands of years as well as the Vikings.  It is also now known that Solutrean artifacts have been found along the East coast of America that date back to over 15,000 years which means native Celtic people had lived in the Americas over 15,000 years ago.  It is time to take a critical look at who was/is behind the slave trade and how it connects with the exterminations of the Irish, native Scottish and British, and Native Americans.  It is also time to take a critical look at what religions promote slavery and why these religions are allowed in countries that have had laws enacted against slavery or in the case of America had a civil war over slavery.  All of these religions that promote slavery in America are illegal and violate 13th amendment rights.  So why are they tolerated? 
 
 
Sources:
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Over 1/2 million dead Irish and over 100,000 Irish Slaves

According to the BBC site:

The destruction of war was evident everywhere. Dr William Petty, the Army’s Physician-General, estimated that 504,000 native Irish and 112,000 colonists and English troops had perished between 1641 and 1652. Petty reckoned that another 100,000 Irish men, women and children had been forcibly transported to the colonies in the West Indies and in North America.

 
William Petty was Oliver Cromwell's Chief Physician.  Historians estimate an Irish population of 1.4 million before Oliver Cromwell decimated the Irish population.  So almost 1/2 the population was killed or sent into slavery.  This was genocide.



Source:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/ashorthistory/archive/intro99.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Petty

Oliver Cromwell, Irish Slavery and Massacre, and Jewish Involvement?




Oliver Cromwell is credited with helping to ship the Irish into slavery as well as slaughter them and steal their land.  According to wikipedia:

Oliver Cromwell(25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658)[1] was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland.
 
Born into the middle gentry, Cromwell was relatively obscure for the first 40 years of his life. After undergoing a religious conversion in the 1630s, he became an independent puritan, taking a generally (but not completely) tolerant view towards the many Protestant sects of his period.[2] An intensely religious man—a self-styled Puritan Moses—he fervently believed that God was guiding his victories. He was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in 1628 and for Cambridge in the Short (1640) and Long (1640–49) Parliaments. He entered the English Civil War on the side of the "Roundheads" or Parliamentarians. Nicknamed "Old Ironsides", he was quickly promoted from leading a single cavalry troop to become one of the principal commanders of the New Model Army, playing an important role in the defeat of the royalist forces.
Cromwell was one of the signatories of King Charles I's death warrant in 1649, and as a member of the Rump Parliament (1649–53) he dominated the short-lived Commonwealth of England. He was selected to take command of the English campaign in Ireland during 1649–50. Cromwell's forces defeated the Confederate and Royalist coalition in Ireland and occupied the country – bringing to an end the Irish Confederate Wars. During this period a series of Penal Laws were passed against Roman Catholics (a significant minority in England and Scotland but the vast majority in Ireland), and a substantial amount of their land was confiscated. Cromwell also led a campaign against the Scottish army between 1650 and 1651.
On 20 April 1653 he dismissed the Rump Parliament by force, setting up a short-lived nominated assembly known as the Barebones Parliament, before being invited by his fellow leaders to rule as Lord Protector of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from 16 December 1653.[3] As a ruler he executed an aggressive and effective foreign policy. After his death in 1658 he was buried in Westminster Abbey, but after the Royalists returned to power in 1660 they had his corpse dug up, hung in chains, and beheaded.
Cromwell is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British Isles, considered a regicidal dictator by historians such as David Hume as quoted by David Sharp,[4] but a hero of liberty by others such as Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Rawson Gardiner. In a 2002 BBC poll in Britain, Cromwell was selected as one of the ten greatest Britons of all time.[5] However, his measures against Catholics in Scotland and Ireland have been characterised by some as genocidal or near-genocidal,[6] and in Ireland his record is harshly criticised.[7]
 
Cromwell led an Irish and Scottish campaign and it was at that time that many Irish were murdered or shippd off into slavery.

Cromwell led a Parliamentary invasion of Ireland from 1649–50. Parliament's key opposition was the military threat posed by the alliance of the Irish Confederate Catholics and English royalists (signed in 1649). The Confederate-Royalist alliance was judged to be the biggest single threat facing the Commonwealth. However, the political situation in Ireland in 1649 was extremely fractured: there were also separate forces of Irish Catholics who were opposed to the royalist alliance, and Protestant royalist forces that were gradually moving towards Parliament. Cromwell said in a speech to the army Council on 23 March that "I had rather be overthrown by a Cavalierish interest than a Scotch interest; I had rather be overthrown by a Scotch interest than an Irish interest and I think of all this is the most dangerous".[39]
Cromwell's hostility to the Irish was religious as well as political. He was passionately opposed to the Catholic Church, which he saw as denying the primacy of the Bible in favour of papal and clerical authority, and which he blamed for suspected tyranny and persecution of Protestants in Europe.[40] Cromwell's association of Catholicism with persecution was deepened with the Irish Rebellion of 1641. This rebellion, although intended to be bloodless, was marked by massacres of English and Scottish Protestant settlers by Irish and Old English, and Highland Scot Catholics in Ireland. These settlers had settled on land seized from former, native Catholic owners to make way for the non-native Protestants. These factors contributed to the brutality of the Cromwell military campaign in Ireland.[41]
Parliament had planned to re-conquer Ireland since 1641 and had already sent an invasion force there in 1647. Cromwell's invasion of 1649 was much larger and, with the civil war in England over, could be regularly reinforced and re-supplied. His nine-month military campaign was brief and effective, though it did not end the war in Ireland. Before his invasion, Parliamentarian forces held only outposts in Dublin and Derry. When he departed Ireland, they occupied most of the eastern and northern parts of the country. After his landing at Dublin on 15 August 1649 (itself only recently defended from an Irish and English Royalist attack at the Battle of Rathmines), Cromwell took the fortified port towns of Drogheda and Wexford to secure logistical supply from England. At the Siege of Drogheda in September 1649, Cromwell's troops killed nearly 3,500 people after the town's capture—comprising around 2,700 Royalist soldiers and all the men in the town carrying arms, including some civilians, prisoners and Roman Catholic priests.[42][unreliable source?] Cromwell wrote afterwards that:
"I am persuaded that this is a righteous judgment of God upon these barbarous wretches, who have imbued their hands in so much innocent blood and that it will tend to prevent the effusion of blood for the future, which are satisfactory grounds for such actions, which otherwise cannot but work remorse and regret.[43]"
At the Siege of Wexford in October, another massacre took place under confused circumstances. While Cromwell was apparently trying to negotiate surrender terms, some of his soldiers broke into the town, killed 2,000 Irish troops and up to 1,500 civilians, and burned much of the town.[44] No disciplinary actions were taken against his forces subsequent to this second massacre.
After the taking of Drogheda, Cromwell sent a column north to Ulster to secure the north of the country and went on to besiege Waterford, Kilkenny and Clonmel in Ireland's south-east. Kilkenny surrendered on terms, as did many other towns like New Ross and Carlow, but Cromwell failed to take Waterford, and at the siege of Clonmel in May 1650 he lost up to 2,000 men in abortive assaults before the town surrendered.[45]
One of his major victories in Ireland was diplomatic rather than military. With the help of Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, Cromwell persuaded the Protestant Royalist troops in Cork to change sides and fight with the Parliament.[46] At this point, word reached Cromwell that Charles II had landed in Scotland and been proclaimed king by the Covenanter regime. Cromwell therefore returned to England from Youghal on 26 May 1650 to counter this threat.[47]
The Parliamentarian conquest of Ireland dragged on for almost three years after Cromwell's departure. The campaigns under Cromwell's successors Henry Ireton and Edmund Ludlow mostly consisted of long sieges of fortified cities and guerrilla warfare in the countryside. The last Catholic-held town, Galway, surrendered in April 1652 and the last Irish troops capitulated in April of the following year.[45]
In the wake of the Commonwealth's conquest, the public practice of Catholicism was banned and Catholic priests were killed when captured.[48][unreliable source?] All Catholic-owned land was confiscated in the Act for the Settlement of Ireland 1652 and given to Scottish and English settlers, the Parliament's financial creditors and Parliamentary soldiers. The remaining Catholic landowners were allocated poorer land in the province of Connacht—this led to the Cromwellian attributed phrase "To hell or to Connacht". Under the Commonwealth, Catholic landownership dropped from 60% of the total to just 8%.
On the other hand, the worst atrocities committed in Ireland, such as mass evictions, killings and deportation of over 50,000 men, women and children as prisoners of war and indentured servants[53] to Bermuda and Barbados, were carried out under the command of other generals after Cromwell had left for England.[54] However other historians would argue that ultimately he was the commander of these generals. Some point to his actions on entering Ireland. Cromwell demanded that no supplies were to be seized from the civilian inhabitants and that everything should be fairly purchased; "I do hereby warn....all Officers, Soldiers and others under my command not to do any wrong or violence toward Country People or any persons whatsoever, unless they be actually in arms or office with the enemy.....as they shall answer to the contrary at their utmost peril." However it should be noted that he landed in Dublin, a city with no Catholic population as they had been previously expelled. Several English soldiers were hanged for disobeying these orders.

While Cromwell was off killing and slaving Irish, he strangely had a yearning to help more Jews come into England and convert them to Christianity.

There was interest in Jewish matters in the leadership of the Commonwealth and Protectorate for two reasons, one pragmatic and the other doctrinal. The pragmatic reason was that based on the international trade and commercial connections of the Amsterdam Jewish community it was recognised that a strong Jewish presence in London would be advantageous. With flourishing links to the East and West Indies and to the New World Jewish traders in London could make the city to Amsterdam as a commercial centre.
The doctrinal reason was the belief amongst godly Protestants, including Cromwell, that the conversion of the Jews to Christianity was essential before Christ would return to reign on earth. 1656 was thought by some to be the actual year in which this would happen.
 
 
What saddens me the most is that most Irish Heritage Centers and sites are completely silent about this past of the Irish people.  Why are they silent?  The Irish slaves and slaughter must be remembered and talked about.

The commercial policy that led to the Navigation Act in October 1651, made Oliver Cromwell want to attract the rich Jews of Amsterdam to London so that they might transfer their important trade interests with the Spanish Main from Holland to England. The mission of Oliver St John to Amsterdam, though failing to establish a coalition between English and Dutch commercial interests as an alternative to the Navigation Act, had negotiated with Menasseh Ben Israel and the Amsterdam community. A pass was granted to Menasseh to enter England, but he was unable to use it because of the war between England and Holland, which lasted from 1652 to 1654.
As soon as the war ceased, Menasseh Ben Israel sent his brother-in-law, David Abravanel Dormido, to London to present to the council a petition for the readmission of Jews. The council, however, refused to act. Cromwell therefore induced Menasseh himself to come over to London, which he did at the end of September 1655, and there he printed his "humble address" to Cromwell. As a consequence, a national conference was summoned at Whitehall in the early part of December, which included some of the most eminent lawyers, clergymen, and merchants in the country. The lawyers declared no opposition to the Jews' residing in England, but both the clergymen and merchants were opposed to readmission, leading Cromwell to stop the discussion to prevent an adverse decision.
Early in the following year (1656), the question came to a practical issue through the declaration of war against Spain, which resulted in the arrest of Antonio Rodrigues Robles, and forced the Marranos of London to avow their Judaism as a means of avoiding arrest as Spaniards and the confiscation of their goods. As a final result, Cromwell appears to have given informal permission to the Jews to reside and trade in England on condition that they did not obtrude their worship on public notice and that they refrained from making proselytes. Using this permission, Antonio Fernandez Carvajal and Simon de Caceres purchased a piece of land for a Jewish cemetery in 1657, and Solomon Dormido, a nephew of Menasseh Ben Israel, was admitted to the Royal Exchange as a duly licensed broker of the City of London, without taking the usual oath involving a statement of faith in Christianity. Carvajal had previously been granted letters of denization for himself and his son, which guaranteed certain rights of citizenship. 

Please read the rest here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resettlement_of_the_Jews_in_England


We need to find out who owned the slave ships that sent the Irish to hell.  I'll be looking for  that information.

 
 
Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cromwell

http://www.olivercromwell.org/jews.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resettlement_of_the_Jews_in_England

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menasseh_Ben_Israel


Laudabiliter Translation

Literal translation by Laurence Ginnell


Adrian, Bishop, servant of the servants of God, to his dearest son in Christ, the illustrious King of the English, greeting and apostolical benediction.

Your Majesty quite laudably and profitably considers how to extend the glory of your name on earth and increase the reward of eternal happiness in Heaven, when, as a Catholic Prince, you propose to extend the limits of the Church, to announce the truth of the Christian faith to ignorant and barbarous nations, and to root out the weeds of vice from the field of the Lord ; and the more effectually to accomplish this you implore the counsel and favour of the Apostolic See. In which matter we are confident that the higher your aim, and the greater the discretion with which you proceed, the happier, with God's help, will be your success; because those things that originate in the ardour of faith and the love of religion are always wont to arrive at a good issue and end.

Certainly Hibernia and all the islands upon which Christ the Sun of Justice has shone, and which have accepted the doctrines of the Christian faith, of right belong, as your Highness doth acknowledge, to blessed Peter and the Holy Roman Church. Wherefore we the more willingly sow in them a faithful plantation and a seed pleasing to God, in as much as we know by internal examination that it will be strictly required of us. You have signified to us, dearest son in Christ, that you desire to enter the island of Hibernia to subject that people to laws, and to root out therefrom the weeds of vice; also that you desire to pay from every house an annual pension ,of one penny to blessed Peter, and to preserve ,the rights of the churches of that land inviolate and whole.

We, therefore, regarding with due favour your pious and laudable desire, and according a gracious assent to your petition, deem it pleasing and acceptable that, for the purpose of extending the limits of the Church, checking the torrent of wickedness, reforming evil manners, sowing seeds of virtue, and increasing the Christian religion, you should enter that island and execute whatever shall be conducive to the honour of God and the salvation of that land. And let the people of that land receive you honourably and reverence you as lord, the rights of the churches remaining indisputably inviolate and whole, and the annual pension of one penny from every house being reserved to blessed Peter and the Holy Roman Church.

If, therefore, you will carry to completion what with a mind so disposed you have conceived, study to form that people to good morals, and, as well by yourself as by those whom you shall find qualified for the purpose by faith, word, and conduct, so act that the Church may be adorned, that the religion of the Christian faith may be planted and may increase; and let all that concerns the honour of God and the salvation of souls be ordered in such manner that you may deserve to obtain from God a plentiful, everlasting reward, and on earth succeed in acquiring a name glorious for ages.



Sources:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Laudabiliter

http://www.libraryireland.com/HullHistory/Appendix1a.php

Crown Act of Ireland 1542



Crown of Ireland Act 1542


1542 CHAPTER 1 33 Hen 8


An Act that the King of England, his Heirs and Successors, be Kings of Ireland.

[I.]


The King’s highnesse, his heyres and successours, Kings of England, be alwayes Kings of Ireland, and that his Majestie, his heyres and successours, have the name, stile, title, and honour of King of Ireland, with all maner honours, preheminences, prerogatives, dignities, and other things whatsoever they be to the estate and majestie of a King imperiall appertayning or belonging; and that his majestie, his heyres and successours, be from henceforth named, called, accepted, reputed, and taken to be Kings of Ireland, to have, hold and enjoy the said stile, title, majestie, and honours of King of Ireland, with all maner preheminences, prerogatives, dignities, and all other the premisses unto the King’s highnesse, his heyres and successours for ever, as united and knit to the imperial crown of England.




High treason by writing, deed, print, or act to occasion disturbance to his crown of Ireland, in name, stile, &c. The forfeiture. Saving the rights of others.


And if anie person or persons, of what estate, dignitie, or condition soever they or he be, subject, or resiant within Ireland, by writing or imprinting, or by any exterior act or deede, maliciously procure or doe, or cause to be procured or done, any thing or things to the perill of the King’s majesties most royall person, or maliciously give occasion by writing, deede, print, or act, whereby the King’s majestie, his heyres or successors, or any of them might be disturbed or interrupted of the crown of Ireland, or of the name, stile, or title thereof, or by writing, deede, print, or act, procure or doe, or cause to be procured or done, any thing or things, to the prejudice, slaunder, disturbance, or derogation of the King’s majestie, his heyres or successors, in, of or for the crowne of Ireland, or in, of or for the name, title, or stile thereof, whereby his Majestie, his heyres or successors, or any of them might be disturbed or interrupted in body, name, stile, or title of inheritance, of, in, or to the crowne of Ireland, or of the name, stile, title, or dignitie of the same, that then every such person and persons, of what estate, degree or condition they be, subject or resiants within Ireland, and their aidours, counsaylours, mainteyners, and abbetours therein, and everie of them, for everie such offence, shall be adjudged high traytors, and everie such offence shall be adjudged and deemed high treason, and the offendours, their aydors, counsailours, maintaynours, and abbetours therein, and every of them being lawfully convicted of any such offence, by presentment, verdict, confession, or proofes, according to the customes and laws of Ireland, [F1be liable to imprisonment for life], as in cases of high treason; and also shall lose and forfeit unto the King’s highnesse, and to his heyres, Kings ofIreland, all such his mannors, landes, tenements, rents, reversions, annuities, and hereditaments, which they had in possession as owner, and were sole seised in their own right, of, by, or in any title or meanes, or in any other person or persons, had to their use of any estate of inheritance, at the day of any such treason and offences by them committed and done. And that also every such offendour shall lose and forfeit to the King’s highnesse, and to his said heyres, as well all manner such estates of freehold, and interest for yeares of lands and rents, as all the goods, cattels and debts, which they or any of them had, at the time of their conviction or attaindour of, or for any such offence, saving alway to every person and persons, and bodies politique, their heyres, successours, and assignes, and to every of them, other then such persons as shall be so convicted or attainted, their heyres and successours, and all other clayming to their use, all such right, title, use, interest, possession, condition, rents, fees, offices, annuities, commons and profites, which they or any of them shall happen to have, in, to or upon any such manors, lands, tenements, rents, reversions, services, annuities, and hereditaments, which so shall happen to be lost and forfeited, by reason and occasion of any of the treasons or offences above rehearsed, any time before the said treasons or offences committed or done.



Sources:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/aip/Hen8/33/1/contents

http://www.yourirish.com/introduction-of-the-crown-of-ireland-act-1542

Anti-Irish Sentiment after Irish Slavery in America

Even though laws were enacted to alledgely end white slavery, the anti-Irish sentiment in America continued well in the late 1800s.  Often times, signs were hung outside of establishments saying "No Irish Welcome" and "No Irish or Dogs" or "Irish need not Apply".  This would be equivalent to the "White Only" signs of segration days.  Here is a political cartoon of an Irish man shown as a drunk ape sitting on a barrel of gun powder:


 
American political cartoon by Thomas Nast titled "The Usual Irish Way of Doing Things", depicting a drunken Irishman lighting a powder keg and swinging a bottle. Published 1871-09-02 in Harper's Weekly
 
 
 
According to wikipedia:
 
Negative English attitudes towards the Gaelic Irish and their culture date as far back as the reign of Henry II of England. In 1155 Pope Adrian IV issued the papal bull called Laudabiliter, that gave Henry permission to conquer Ireland as a means of strengthening the Papacy's control over the Irish Church.[10] Pope Adrian called the Irish a "rude and barbarous" nation. Thus, the Norman invasion of Ireland began in 1169 with the backing of the Papacy. Pope Alexander III, who was Pope at the time of the invasion, ratified the Laudabiliter and gave Henry dominion over Ireland. He likewise called the Irish a "barbarous nation" with "filthy practises".[11]
 
Even the Catholic church betrayed the Irish and still do today as story after story comes out about child abuse in Catholic institutions.  Irish people were compared with apes and said to be raging drunks.  White slavery still exists today as millions of children and young adults are kidnapped and forced into prostitution or even raped within institutions (see Tory pedophile scandals).
 
After almost four centuries, following the declaration of the independence of the Church of England from papal supremacy and rejection of the authority of Rome, a new basis for the English monarch's legitimate claim to the rule of Ireland was needed: the Crown of Ireland Act 1542 therefore established a sovereign Kingdom of Ireland with Henry being given the title of King of Ireland. There has been some controversy over the authenticity of the Laudabiliter.
As a result of the Irish War of Independence, most of Ireland left the United Kingdom in 1922 and became the Irish Free State, an independent country which still retained the British monarch as its head of state. The remaining six north-eastern counties continued as Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom, but with their own parliament and system of government. Despite these fundamental changes, the 16th-century Act remained unamended on the statute books.
The Irish Free State adopted a republican constitution in 1937, although its remaining ties with the British monarchy were not formally broken until 1949. However, the Tudor Act remained on the republic's statute books until formally repealed in 1962.[4]
 
 
Sources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Document Authorizing the Cleansing of Ireland

I found this document on the British History website.  It describes the authorization to ship Irish to the colonies.


http://www.british-history.ac.uk/

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56621




An Act of Attainder of the Rebels in Ireland

 

June, 1657

[26 June, 1657.]
Whereas, by the Blessing of God upon the Forces of this Commonwealth, The Rebellion begun in Ireland, the three and twentiethof October, 1641. Is, and is hereby Declared to be Appeased and Ended, and to have been Appeased and Ended, and the Rebelssubdued on the 26 of September, 1653. and whereas through theBloody Cruelty of the said Rebels, in the Slaughter of many such as might have proved the Rebellion of divers of the said Rebels, thesame is become very difficult to be proved against some particular persons; And whereas many of the said Rebels are now dead, somein the fury of the Rebellion, and others since, by reason whereof, no Conviction or Attainder can be had of them by the ordinary proceedings at Law; whereby his Highness the Lord Protector,the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and the Officers, and Souldiers; And others, for whose satisfactions, the Lands and Tenements of the said Rebels have been assigned and appointed (by authority of Parliament) may be Entituled, Setled, and Quietedin the Seizing and Possession thereof.
 
17. Car.
And whereas by one Act of Parliament made in the seventeenth year of the late King Charls, and in the year of our Lord, One thousand six hundred fourty one, Entituled, An Act for the speedyand effectual Reducing of the Rebels in his Majesties Kingdomeof Ireland, to their obedience to his Majesty and the Crown ofEngland, It is Enacted and Provided, (amongst other things) that all such Right, Title, Interest, Use, and Possession, which the saidRebels, or any of them, on the said three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, had, or afterwards should have, in, or to any Lands, or other Hereditaments, should be forfeited and lost to the Kings Majesty, and should be Deemed, Adjudged, Vested, and taken to be in the real and actual possessionof the said King, his Heirs and Successours, without any office, orinquisition thereof to be found; and whereas the said Rebellion was begun, and principally fomented by persons of the Popish Religion; And whereas by the said Act, it is further Enacted, That every person, which after the first day of March, One thousand six hundred and fourty, should make, enter into, or take any Compact, Bond, Covenant, Oath, or Agreement, to introduce, or bring intothe said Realm of Ireland, the authority of the See of Rome, in any case whatsoever, to maintain, or defend the same, should (by vertueof the said Act) forfeit unto his said Majesty, his Heirs and Successours, all his Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments.
 
12 August, 1652; Persons adjudged Rebels and attainted.
And whereas afterwards by an Act of Parliament, Entituled, AnAct for the setling of Ireland, It is Enacted, That all persons of thePopish Religion, residing in Ireland at any time, from the first ofOctober, One thousand six hundred fourty one, who had not manifested their constant good affections to the Interest of theCommonwealth of England, should forfeit, as in, and by the saidAct is contained and expressed; And in an Article or Qualificationof the said Act, There is Provision made for all such of the Popish Religion, as have manifested their constant good affection to theInterest of the Commonwealth of England; And whereas, sincethe publication of the said Act in Ireland, and in pursuance thereof,there have been divers Proclamations or Declarations made, and published by the authority there, whereby time, place, and persons have been assigned for the allowing of the benefit of the said Act, to such of the Popish Religion as should prove their said good affection, which some of them have done, and thereby have obtainedthe benefit of the said Qualifications, but others (conscious of their own guilt) have neglected the observance of the said Act, and Proclamations or Declarations, whereby they have rendred themselves persons, justly to be concluded guilty of the said Rebellion; Now to the intent and purpose, That his Highness the Lord Pro tector, the said Adventurers, and other persons aforesaid, may be Entituled, Setled, and Established in the said Lands, and Tene ments, according to the true intent and meaning of certain Actsand Ordinances of Parliament heretofore made in that behalf: Be it Enacted by his Highness the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and the Dominionsthereunto belonging, and by this present Parliament, and theauthority of the same, That all and every person and persons, who were living on the said three and twentieth day of October. One thousand six hundred fourty one, or at any time since, named, or excepted by name from pardon for Life and Estate, in and by thesaid Act for the setling of Ireland, who have not compounded fortheir Delinquency, upon and according to his Highness Ordinancesof the first of August, and second of September, One thousand six hundred fifty four And all and every other person and personsof the Popish Religion, who have not manifested their constant good affection, and the constant good affection of such Ancestors, from whom any Estate hath descended to them, since the year one thousand six hundred fourty one, to the Interest of the Commonwealth of England, and already proved the same, and obtained Judgement thereof before such persons as have been authorized to that purpose; And all and every other person and persons who were living on the said three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, or at any time since, whose Estates, or any part thereof have been given forth, Assigned, or Disposed to any person or persons by the late Commissioners of the Commonwealthin Ireland, or by the Lord Deputy and Council there, or by his Highness the Lord Protectors Council for the Affairs of Ireland, or byany authority from, or under them, or either, or any of them;And all, and every person or persons, who were living upon the said three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, or any time since, who in, or by the return or answer of, or upon any Order, Direction or Warrant of the late Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, or of the Lord Deputy and Council inIreland, or of any other by them, or any of them Deputed or Authorized thereunto, or who in or by the return or answer of or uponany Commission of Survey, or Inquiry, commonly called, The Civil Survey, or in, or by the return or answer of or upon any other Commission of Survey and Inquiry, Office, or Inquisition already made at any time since the said Rebellion, is, or are set down, returned, or expressed to be of the Popish Religion, Recusants, Popish Recusants, Papists, Romane Catholiques, or a Recusant, Popish Recusant, Papist, or Romane Catholique, or to have forfeited his or their Estate or Estates, and all and every person and persons, who have been Transplanted, or by any Act, Ordinance, Commission under the Great Seal, or Instructions are Transplantable into Connought, or the County of Clare, shall stand, and be,and is, and are hereby declared and adjudged Rebels, guilty of thesaid Rebellion, and convicted and attained of high Treason.
 
Fofeitures by this attainder.
And be it further Enacted and Declared, That all and every ofthe said person and persons so excepted by Name from Pardon, who have not compounded as aforesaid; And all and every personand persons aforesaid, of the Popish Religion, who have not provedand obtained Judgement as aforesaid, of their, or their Ancestors constant good affection; And all, and every of the said Person and Persons, whose Estates or any part of whose Estates have been Assigned or Disposed to any other, or others as aforesaid; And all,and every other the Rebels and persons by this Act attainted ofhigh Treason, have hereby lost and forfeited, and shall by theauthority of this Act be deemed and adjudged to have lost and forfeited, and to lose and forfeit to the Commonwealth, to theintents and purposes aforesaid, from the said three and twentiethof October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, all and every such Honours, Baronies, Territories, Counties, Castles, Mannors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Possessions, Rents, Reversions, Remainders, Rights, Uses, Conditions, Interests, Offices, Fees,Annuities, and all other Hereditaments, Chattels, and other Estates whatsoever, which they, or either, or any of them, or any other person or persons, to their, or any, or either of their use or uses, or in trust for them, or any, or either of them, hath, have, or had on, or at any time since the said three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one; And also to have lost and forfeited as aforesaid, all Honours, Dignities, Places, Offices and Preferments whatsoever.
 
To what this Act shall not extend..
Provided, That this Act, or any thing therein conteyned, shall not extend to make void the Estate of any Protestant, that was atthe beginning of the Rebellion a Protestant, and ever since continued so, their Heirs, Executors, or Administrators, who have adhered to the Parliament, or been pardoned, or admitted to Composition by any of His Highness said Ordinances of the first of August, or second of September, One thousand six hundred fifty four, which ought rightfully to descend upon them, from any the said persons hereby Attainted and Convicted, or which have been setled in the said Rebels, or Papists, or any of them in Trust onely, to, and for the use of the said Protestants, nor to the making voidof any Estate, of Inheritance, Free-hold, or Lease, which hath been by any of the said Protestants Adhering to the Parliament, for valuable considerations purchased, or taken before the said threeand twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one,of any of the said person or persons hereby Attainted or Convicted, or upon like valuable consideration Mortgaged before that time to the said Protestants, or to any person or persons in trust for them, for satisfaction of Debts owing unto them, nor to the making voidthe Estate of any persons, who have proved their Rights, and obtained Judgement, or Decree for the same, from, or by the late Court for Adjudication of Claims in Ireland.
 
Proviso for the Countess of Ormond and her children.
Provided also, That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not be prejudicial to Elizabeth Countess of Ormond, or any ofher children for any Mannors, Lands, or Hereditaments, which were heretofore the Inheritance of the said Countess, and were allowed, or Decreed to her and her children, or any of them by thesaid late Court for Adjudication of Claims in Ireland; And whereasthere have been divers Declarations, and Proclamations madeand published in Ireland, That all persons of the Protestant Religion, that had any Estate, Possession, Right, Title, Interest, Demand, or Incumbrance whatsoever, in, to, upon, or out of any of the saidRebels Lands, or other Hereditaments whatsoever within the ten Counties, in certain Instructions to Charls Fleetwood Esq; Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland, Edmund Ludlow Esq; Lieutenant General of the Horse, Miles Corbet Esq; and John Jones Esq; to that end mentioned, and within the Countyof Lowth, should make and prove their Claim unto the same, as by the said Proclamations, or Declarations is, and hath been required: Notwithstanding which, divers of the said persons have not Prosecuted their Claims to Judgement.
 
Time to make good claims formerly entred.
Be it therefore Enacted, That all and every person and persons, Bodies Politique and Corporate, their Heirs and Successors, andthe Heirs and Successors of every of them, and all and every other person and persons, claiming by, from, or under them, or any ofthem, or to their, or any of their uses, or in trust for them or anyof them, (other than such person and persons, and the Heirs and Assigns of such person and persons, who are by this Act Convictand Attainted, or whose Estates are hereby declared to be forfeited as aforesaid) who upon the said three and twentieth day of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, had any Lawfull Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Use, Possession, Reversion, Remainder,Office, Annuity, Rent, Common, Debt, Demand, Charge, or Incumbrance whatsoever, of, in, to, upon, or out of any Honours, Castles, Mannors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Rents, Reversions, Remainders, Uses, Possessions, Offices, Rights, Conditions, or any other Hereditaments or Things whatsoever, within the said eleven Counties aforementioned, lost and forfeited, or to be lost and forfeited by this Act or by any other Act or Acts, Ordinance or Ordinances of Parliament; And who before the three and twentieth day of October, which was in the year One thousand six hundred fifty four, have made, put in, and entered his or their claim or claims thereof, before such person or persons, as at any time beforethe said three and twentieth day of October, One thousand six hundred fifty four, were authorized to receive the same, not having already obtained judgement in that behalf from the said Courtof Claimes, or his Highness Court of Exchequer in Ireland, shall by himself or themselves, his or their Guardian or Guardians, next Friend or Friends, lawfull Attourney or Attourneys, on or before the first day of December, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, prove, and make the Truth and Reality of such Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Use, Possession, Reversion, Remainder,Office, Annuity, Rent, Common Debt, Demand, Charge, andIncumbrance whatsoever, to be and appear, and to be adjudged lawfull before the Chancellour and Barons of his Highness

Exchequer in Ireland.
Proviso for William Halsey and his wife, 23. June 1654.
Provided that this Act nor any thing therein contained, northe Ordinance of his Highness and Council, of the three and twentieth day of June, One thousand six hundred fifty four, appointing the claims of Protestants in Ireland, to Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the eleven Counties, to be enteredand determined by a certain day in the said Ordinance prefixed) shall exclude William Halsey Esq; and Alice his wife, from entringtheir claim in the Court of Exchequer, to such Lands, Tenementsand Hereditaments, as are now in their possession within the said eleven Counties, so as, the same be entred and prosecuted withintwelve moneths after the passing of this Act.
 
Time to enter claims to lands in any County in Ireland other then the eleven Counties.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That alland every person and persons, Bodies Politique and Corporate,their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Successors, (exceptthe said persons hereby Convict or Attaint, or forfeiting as aforesaid) who on the said three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, or at any time since, had any lawfull Right, Title, Interest, Possession, Reversion, Remainder, Office, Annuity, Rent, Common, Debt, Demand, Charge and Incumbrance whatsoever, in, to or out of any of the Houses, Mannors, Castles, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments hereby forfeited as aforesaid, lyingand being in any other County or Counties in Ireland, (besidesthe said eleven Counties before mentioned) shall, and may, and are hereby Authorized to exhibite his and their respective claim and claims to the same, within such time, and before such Judges, asthe Chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, and the Councilthere shall appoint or declare; and shall prosecute his and their said claims to Judgement or Decree, within such time as the Chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, and the Council there shall appoint and declare, (Provided such time for the perfecting of thesaid claims, exceed not the first of June, One thousand six hundred fifty eight) who are hereby authorized and required to make theabovesaid appointments and Declarations accordingly.
 
Lands shall be enjoyed according to the judgement on the Claims.; Estates not claimed shall be null.
And that all and every such Claimant and Claimants, as well without as within the said eleven Counties, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Successors, after such Judgement or Decree upon his and their said Claimes obtained, shall and may peaceablyand quietly enter into, have, hold and enjoy all and every such Houses, Mannors, Castles, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments; so to him and them adjudged and Decreed, according to such Estate, Interest and Term, as is or shall be, in and by his and their respective Judgement or Judgements, Decree or Decrees, mentioned, expressed and declared; And in case any of the respective person or persons, who have such Right to claim as aforesaid, shall neglect to put in, or exhibite his or their said respective claim or claims, (or having put in or exhibited the same) to prosecutethe same to Judgement or Decree within the respective times to him and them, to those ends and purposes severally limited and appointed, as aforesaid; That then and from thenceforth all and every the said Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Use, Possession, Remainder, Reversion, Office, Annuity, Service, Rent, Common, Debt, Charge and Incumbrance, which every such person or persons had and might have claimed, obtained and enjoyed as aforesaid; shall be, and are hereby discharged, extinct, made nulland void: And the said Honours, Castles, Mannors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and all and every the Premises, shall stand and be for ever, after the said several daies thereunto severally limited and appointed, for Exhibiting and Trial of thesaid Claims as aforesaid, Acquitted, Freed and discharged thereof.
 
Persons comprized within articles shall enjoy the benefit of them.
Provided alwaies, and be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every person and persons in Ireland, who have been comprized within any Articles granted or agreed unto, by any Commander of the Parliaments Forces, or others thereunto Authorized by the Parliament, shall nevertheless enjoy the benefit of thesaid Articles, as in and by the said Act, Entituled, An Act for thesetling of Ireland is Declared.
 
Persons transplanted.
Provided also, That all and every person and persons of thePopish Religion, who are transplanted into Connaught or Clare,and have had any proportion or proportions of Land there, set forth unto them by vertue of the said Act, for the setling of Ireland, (except Priests, Jesuits and other persons in Orders, by Authorityof the See of Rome) shall enjoy, and they and their respective Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, are hereby enabled to have, hold, possess and enjoy the same, or so much thereof, as to them respectively of right belongeth, by their respective qualefications in the said Act mentioned, for and during such Estateof Inheritance, Freehold, Number of years or Lives, as they respectively had in the said Lands, from which they were transplanted.
 
Such as have not transplanted them selves, or shall not within three moneths, shall forfeit the benefit; heretofore intended them.
 
Provided nevertheless, That if any person or persons withinany of the aforementioned Qualifications, and who are hereby attainted, not being thereunto Licensed by publique Authority, have not yielded obedience to the said Declarations, nor removedthemselves and families, at or before the four and twentieth ofSeptember, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, into the Provinceof Connaught, or County of Clare, or shall not transplant them selves and families, according to the intent and meaning of such Declarations, within three Moneths after the publication thereof,the said person and persons, and every of them, so offending as aforesaid, and the Heirs of them, and every of them shall for ever forfeit the Favour, Mercy, and Benefit, heretofore intended and held out to them, by the said Declarations, and by an Act of State, Entituled, Further Instructions to Charls Fleetwood Esq; Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland, Edmund Ludlow Esq; Lieutenant General of the Horse, Miles Corbet Esq; and John Jones Esq; bearing date the second day of July, One thousand six hundred fifty three, and shall be liable to all and every thePenalties in this Act mentioned, and which, according to the Law, are due to be inflicted on Rebels, and Traytors, and shall be and are hereby utterly disabled, to Claim, Inherit or Enjoy any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, in the said Province, or elsewherein Ireland, Any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
Persons not within one of the four first Qualifications, shall not suffer death by force of this Act.
Provided also, That no person whatsoever, shall suffer the painesof death by force of this Act (other then such person or persons who are comprized within some, or one of the four first Qualifications, conteined in the said Act for the setling of Ireland. And whereas by the said Instructions bearing date the second of July, One thousand six hundred fifty three, Entituled, Further Instructions unto Charls Fleetwood Esq; Lieutenant General of theArmy in Ireland, Edmund Ludlow Esq; Lieutenant General ofthe Horse, Miles Corbet Esq; and John Jones Esq; there are several powers given to the said Charls Fleetwood, Edmund Ludlow, Miles Corbet, and John Jones, in order to the safety and settlement of Ireland, to remove and transplant into the Provinceof Connaught and County of Clare, all and every such person or persons, as were comprehended and mentioned in any the Qualifications in the said Act, Entituled, An Act for the Setling of Ireland,which Powers the said persons so authorized, have by their several Orders, Commissions, and Declarations pursued, and put in Execution; And whereas the Children, Grandchildren, Brothers, Nephews, Uncles, and next pretended Heirs, and other active Kinred of the said persons, attainted as aforesaid, do remain in theProvinces of Leynster, Ulster, and Munster, (besides the said Countyof Clare) having little or no visible Estates or Subsistence, but living idly, and Coshering upon the common sort of people, who were late Tenants to, or followers of the respective Ancestors ofsuch Idle and Coshering persons, waiting an opportunity (as may be justly supposed) to massacre and destroy the English, who as Adventurers and Souldiers, or their Tenants, are set down to Plant upon the several Lands and Estates of the said persons so Attainted as aforesaid; For prevention of the dangers and inconveniences which may ensue thereupon.
Children and Kinred of persons Attainted, shall transplant themselves within six moneths.; And not to return without licence.; Offenders to be apprehended and committed.; Persons convicted shall be banished.
 
Be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all and every the said Children, Grand-children, Brothers, Nephews, Uncles, next pretended Heirs, and other active kinred, of all and every the said persons Attainted as aforesaid, except such as were Protestants on the three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, and have ever since so continued, or such Papists who have made proof of their constant good affection, shall, within six moneths next ensuing the publication of this Act inIreland, Remove and Transplant themselves and Families into thesaid Province of Connaught and County of Clare, or one of themthere to remain and inhabit, and not to return into any of thesaid Provinces of Leynster, Ulster, and Munster, (except thesaid County of Clare) without licence from the chief Governour or Governours of Ireland for the times being: And ifany the said person or persons so Attainted, or any of his or their Children, Brothers, Nephews, Uncles, next pretended Heirs, or other active Kinred, (except before excepted) shall atany time after the end of the said six Moneths next after thepublication of this Act in Ireland, be found in any ofthe said Provinces of Leynster, Ulster, and Munster, (exceptthe said County of Clare) That then, and in every such case,the Lord Deputy and Council, or other the chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, for the time being,and are hereby authorized and required, to cause all and every such person and persons so offending, to be apprehended and committed to the Common Goal for the respective County or Counties, where the said person or persons so offending shall be found, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize, untill the next Goal-Delivery, or General Sessions of the Peace, which shall first happen to be held for the said County or Counties; And theJustices of Assize, or Goal-Delivery, as also the Justices of thePeace, in their General Quarter Sessions of the said County or Counties, where such person or persons shall stand Committed as aforesaid, are hereby Authorized, to Hear and Determine all and every the said Offence & Offences, For which they shall so stand Committed, And upon Conviction of the said person or persons sooffending as aforesaid, him or them to condemn to perpetual Banishment, and him or them so condemned to remand unto,and continue in Prison without Bail or Mainprize, untill he orthey so Convict as aforesaid, shall, by Order of the said Lord Deputyand Council, or other the Chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, for the time being, be sent into America, or some other parts beyondthe Seas, in pursuance of the said sentence of Banishment, whichthe said Lord Deputy and Council, or the Chief Governour or Governours for the time being, are hereby Authorized and required to put in Execution accordingly.
 
Persons banished and returning without license shall be adjudged Felons.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That ifany such person or persons so convict, banished and sent beyondthe Seas as aforesaid, shall at any time after such his or their being so disposed of into banishment, return into any part of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, without license, underthe great Seal of England, for such his or their Return; Thatthen every such person and persons so returning without license as aforesaid, shall be, and is, and are hereby declared and adjudged to be guilty of Felony, and upon conviction, shall for the same suffer the pains of death as Felons by vertue of this Act, without benefit of Clergy.
 
Contracts with Irish Papists not guilty of the Rebellion since July 1. 1647. and before the 12. of August 1652. to be determined by the Lord Deputy and Council.
And whereas divers Leases, Bargains and Sales, have been made for valuable considerations, since the first day of July, One thousand six hundred fourty seven, and before the twelfth of August, One thousand six hundred fifty two, by several of the Inhabitants ofDublin, and other English in Ireland, with Irish Papists not guiltyof aiding, advising, assisting, or abetting the Rebellion in Ireland, which Estates or Interests have been, and are in the quiet and constant possession of the Purchacer, ever since such bargain,And whereof the said Purchacer hath ever since received theprofits: The Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, or any three or more of them, are hereby authorized and required, to hear and determine all claims made by any of the said English, by vertueof such Bargains; and to give such sentence concerning the same, as to them shall seem just, and agreeable to Law and good conscience, which sentence and determination, shall be final and conclusive to all parties concerned, any thing in this Act to thecontrary in any wise notwithstanding. Provided such sentence or determination be made before the first of June, One thousand six hundred fifty eight.
Persons hereby attainted may claim lands in Connaught allotted to his or their Ancestors.
Provided also, That all and every person and persons, before by this Act attainted of High Treason, shall, and are hereby restored to their several and respective bloods and Lineages, and be enabled to make his and their respective conveyance or conveyances, pedigree or pedigrees, Demand or Demands, claim or claims, title or titles, by descent, lineal or collateral, from, by, and under his and their Father or Fathers, Grand-father or Grandfathers, and other his or their Ancestors or kinred respectively, for and to all manner of Lands, Tenements and hereditaments, which were given, laid out, allotted or assigned to them or eitherof them, or any other person or persons in trust for them, or eitherof them respectively, or for their Wives or Children, or the Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assigns of such person or persons respectively, to whom such Lands were so allotted or assigned,in the Province of Connaught, or County of Clare, or either of them,and not elsewhere; And that they and every of them, his and their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns respectively, shall,and may quietly and peaceably enjoy the same accordingly, Any thing in this Act to the contrary contained notwithstanding.
 
This shall not extend to goods or chattels personall.
Provided also, That the persons aforesaid by this Act attainted, nor any of them shall be adjudged or deemed attainted of high Treason, as to the forfeiture of their respective Goods and Chattels personal, but that they and every of them respectively may enjoyand dispose of their said Goods and Chattels personal, by any Actdone or to be done by them, during their respective Lives, or bytheir last Wills and Testaments, And that their Executors, Administrators, Devisees, Children or Kinred, shall, and may have and enjoy the same according to the Law, any thing in thisAct contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
 
This not to extend to Popish Recusants not guilty of the Rebellion &c.
Provided alwaies, That this Act or any thing therein contained, do not extend nor shall be construed, deemed or adjudged to extend to the Attainder or prejudice of any Popish Recusant of this Nation of England, who hath not acted in, aided or abetted thesaid Rebellion in Ireland, nor was resident in Ireland at any time from the first of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, to the first of March, One thousand six hundred and fifty, any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
 
Proviso for Henry Lord Herbert.
Provided alwaies, That this Act or any thing therein contained, shall not be prejudicial to Henry Somerset Lord Herbert, but that he the said Henry Lord Herbert, and the Heirs of his Body, shalland may from and after the death of Edward Earl of Worcester his Father, have, hold and enjoy all Honours, Dignities, and Titlesof Honour, which belonged to Henry Earl of Worcester his GrandFather, or to the said Edward Earl of Worcester his Father, in, or before the year One thousand six hundred and fourty, as fullyand amply, as if the said Earl of Worcester had never committedany Treason, or been attainted, and that this Act, or any attainderof the said Earl of Worcester, shall not extend to make any corruption of blood of the said Henry Lord Herbert, or the Heirs of his body.
 
Papists of Youghall, Cork, Kinsale.
Provided alwaies, and be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, that this Act shall not extend to any person or personsof the Popish Religion of the Towns of Youghall, Cork, and Kinsale, or any of them, in the year One thousand six hundred and fourty,their Heirs and Widows, as have not aided, assisted, or abettedthe Irish Rebels in Ireland, and shall be adjudged to fall under theeighth Qualification of the Act for the setling of Ireland, but thatthe said Natives and Inhabitants, their Heirs and Widows, and every of them, be exempted from personal Transplantation intothe Province of Connaught, or County of Clare; And that Commissioners be forthwith appointed and authorized by the Councilof Ireland, to examine and adjudg how many of the said Natives or Inhabitants, their Heirs or Widows, fall under the said Qualification, and what proportions of Land they, and every of them ought to have and enjoy, in pursuance of the said Act of settlement,and that the said Commissioners, or such others as the said Council shall on that behalf appoint, and they are hereby authorized and required to set out, and apportion to the said Natives and Inhabitants, their Heirs and Widows respectively, in satisfaction oftheir respective Decrees so to be had, and obtained from the said Commissioners, such forfeited Lands in the Baronies of Barrymore, and Muskery, or either of them, in the County of Cork, as are two miles distant at least from any walled Town or Seaport,anything in the said Act of Settlement, or in any other Acts, Ordinances, or Instructions contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
 
Surveys &c. to be placed in the Exchequer in Ireland. Forfeiture for not bringing them in.
Provided also, That all the Surveys, or Civil Surveys, or other Returns so called, and all Books, Maps, Plots of Survey, and all other Writings and things concerning the Surveying, Admeasuring, Distribution, and Disposing of the Rebels, Delinquents, and Papists Lands in Ireland, which are, or were in the hands of the Surveyor General, or any other person or persons whatsoever, shall withinthree moneths after the publication of this Act in Ireland, be broughtinto, lodged and placed in his Highness Court of Exchequer inIreland, there to remain of Record for the service of the Commonwealth; And if any person or persons shall have in his or their custody, or the custody of any other, any of the said Surveys, Maps, Books, or particulars aforesaid, and shall not bring into the said Court, within the time afore limited, the said Surveys, and otherthe particulars aforesaid, shall on their conviction thereof in theCourt of Upper Bench in Ireland, forfeit one hundred pounds, to the use of his Highness and his Successors, and be imprisoned without Bail or Mainprize, until he or they shall bring in the same, undefaced, and unabused.
 
Lands to be setled on the Provost and Burgesses of Bandonbridge.
And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That thechief Governour or Governours of Ireland for the time being, andthe Council there, in the absence of the chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, be, and they are hereby authorized and required, to set out, and cause to be setled on the Provost and Burgesses ofthe Town of Bandon-Bridge in the County of Cork in Ireland, such or so much of the Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in theCounty of Cork, formerly belonging to Irish Rebels, as the said Provost and Burgesses are now possessed of, as Tenants to his Highness and this Commonwealth, and as do not exceed the yearly valueof two hundred pounds, as the same were worth to be let in the year, One thousand six hundred and fourty, to have and to hold thesaid Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments to the said Provost and Burgesses, and their Successors for ever, for, and towards the supportof the publique Charges, and publique Offices in the said Town, as also in consideration of the good and faithfull service done bythe Inhabitants of the said Town against the Rebels in Ireland, in thelate Rebellion there, and in full discharge of all moneys lent by theCorporation of the said Town of Bandon-Bridg, upon the publique faith.
 
Nichol. Barnwell.
Provided alwayes, That if Nicholas Barnwell of Turvy, shall atany time before the First day of December, which shall be in theyear of our Lord, One thousand six hundred fifty and eight, make appear his constant good affection to the Interest of the Parliamentin Ireland, before such persons, and in such manner as heretofore hath been appointed, for the receiving and judging claimes there, or before his Highness and the Council in England, and obtainJudgement or Declaration thereupon: This Act or any thing thereincontained shall not extend to attaint the said Nicholas Barnwell, not to make forfeiture of the Estate of the said Nicholas Barnwell,in any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments; But that the RightsInterest and Claim of him the said Nicholas, his Heirs and Assignes,in and to the same, remain and continue such, and no other, then as if this present Act had not been had nor made; Any thing inthis Act to the contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding.
 
Tibbot Roche
Provided alwayes, and be it further Enacted, That nothing inthis, or any other Act contained, shall extend to the Attainder or Transplantation of Tibbot Roche, son of Ulikes Roche of Balimagoolye in the County of Cork, (which said Uliks constant good affection hath been proved before the Judges of Claimes at Athloneand the said Tibbot brought up in the Protestant Religion) but that the said Tibbot may quietly and peaceably enjoy all the Landsand Hereditaments, which have been proved before the said Judgesof Claimes at Athlone, to be the Legal Right and Inheritance ofthe said Tibbot Roche.