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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part III. History of the County of Clare
Chapter 21. Catholic Confederation

Chapter 21. Footnotes

1. The deputies were Conor O’Brien of Ballymacooda, Daniel O’Brien of Carrownakilla, Edmond Comyn of Inchbeg, Danl. MacNamara of Doon, and Dermot O’Brien of Dromore—vide History of the Irish Confederation, by Gilbert, vol. ii, page 212.

2. This is the Sir William Penn so frequently referred to in Pepys’ Diary. He was the father of William Penn, the celebrated Quaker, and founder of Pennsylvania.

3. One hundred and thirty years afterwards, Arthur Young describes this view as “very noble.”

4. Rinuccini Papers.—Friar Anthony Brody saw in the stables, sixty trained horses for the use of the Earl and his family. Propugnaculum Catholicæ Veritatis, page 960.

5. By a curious coincidence, we have no less than three accounts, by eyewitnesses of the siege of Bunratty castle in 1646. The first is in Billing’s War of Ireland, contained in Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica, Vol. ii., p. 332; the next in the Memorials of Sir William Penn, Duncan, London, 1833; and the third in the letters of Rinuccini, Nunziatura in Irlanda, printed at Florence, and in the Rinuccini Papers in the possession of His Eminence Cardinal Moran. Penn had formed, at Low Island, a depot into which he gathered cattle, sheep, and horses, plundered from the surrounding country.

6. In a month afterwards Carrigaholt was re-taken by the forces under command of David Roche and Murtagh O’Brien. Several cannons, powder, and other war material were found there, and a ship laden with salt was seized. That commodity being very scarce in Limerick, a quantity was sent there. Cardinal Moran’s Spicilegium Ossoriense, vol. i., p. 377.

7. The foregoing has been condensed from a Diary of Parliamentary Forces, 1651. Clarendon State Papers, 1651, No. 587. Bodleian Library; cited in Gilbert’s History of Affairs in Ireland from 1641 to 1652. Dublin, 1880, vol. iii., part. 2, p. 228.

8. Memoirs of Edmund Ludlow. Vevey (Switzerland), 1698, vol. i., p. 377.

9. Hibernia Dominicana.

10. Mercur. Politicus, June 8, 1653, page 2516, apud Prendergast’s Cromwellian Settlement, p. 121.

11. (2) A/84 p. 205. Late Auditor General’s Records, Vol. v., p. 188, cited in Prendergast’s Cromwellian Settlement, p. 121.

12. A copy of Petty’s Census of the Counties of Ireland, authenticated by the signature of Mr. Harding, the discoverer of the original, is deposited in the library of the Royal Irish Academy.

13. See Blake Forster’s Irish Chieftains, p. 466, where no authority for this statement is given.

14. Morrison’s Threnodia Hiberno-Catholica, Inspruck, 1659, page 287, as cited in Prendergast’s Cromwellian Settlement, p. 90. In 1644, the garrison of Inchicronan murdered forty families, although “in protection.” Account of Causes etc., of the Rebellion of 1641, by Dr. Curry. London, 1747.

15. “He (Inchiquin), continues his penance with a Dutch wife, who is furious against the Catholic religion, and keeps her husband in a continued state of penance” Memoirs of the Mission, in England, of the Capuchin Friars of the province of Paris, from the year 1630 to 1669. By Father Cyprian de Gamach, one of the Capuchins belonging to the household of Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I., quoted in the Appendix to vol. ii. of The Court and Times of Charles I. By the author of the Memoirs of Sophia Dorothea. London, 1848.



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