The Church Establishment in Ireland

The Church Establishment in Ireland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... their regard of the compulsory taking of the Oath of Supremacy required of all the other grantees, eleven or twelve relatives or descendants of the Irish Chiefs were, as was found by the Inquisition of 1619, recipients of grants from the Crown of patches of their own land. Their position was not, however, a very agreeable one, . for they were denied the exercise of their religion, and were surrounded by and placed under the special surveillance of the Anglican servitors and other undertakers, who were each required to plant on their "granted" lands forty-eight "able" "men" of "English or Scotch birth" for every two thousand acres granted, all of whom were required to take the Oath of Supremacy. If, however, James and his Councillors held strong Church Ascendancy principles, and were desirous of extirpating Popery, the conditions of the Ulster Plantation, as to the tenants of those to whom the lands were granted, show, that they were as anxious to root Protestant yeomen farmers securely in their holdings, and to prevent their extermination by evicting landlords, as they were to uproot "Papists." Every English or Scotch grantee of 2,000 acres, and so in proportion for less quantities, were required to gie--fee-farm grants of one hundred and twenty acres to each of four farmers--leases of one hundred acres to each of six other farmers--to hold six hundred acres himself as a demesne, and on the remaining 320 acres to "plant" eight families of husbandmen--with artificers and cottagers--all of whom should be English or Scotch by birth, and conformers to the Anglican creed. Thus did James lay the basis of the tenant right custom of Ulster--the direct equivalent extended by the present owners more

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  • English
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  • 1236538749
  • 9781236538741