History of Ireland; From the Earliest Times to the Present Day Volume 4

History of Ireland; From the Earliest Times to the Present Day Volume 4

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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. 1782 edition. Excerpt: ...met. In the House of Lords only 14 of the 54 members were Protestants; in the House of Commons the disproportion was greater still.56 Some of the members were officers who had served abroad; some were lawyers; the greater part were country gentlemen, of good family but of 65 Macarice Excidium, pp. 32, 296-8; Jacobite Narrative, pp. 43-7. Davis's Patriot Parliament of 1689. pp. 12-13--Appendix. small estate, with no large amount of education, and no experience of the work of legislation. And yet many of the Acts of this Parliament showed a desire to be just; and the enactments giving liberty of conscience to all, establishing the independence of Parliament and of the courts of justice, removing the restrictions on trade, granting bounties for the building of ships, and establishing schools of navigation in tne seaport towns, were all deserving of praise.57 But the repeal of the Act of Settlement was more difficult to defend. All attainders and forfeitures of estates since the 23rd of October, 1641, were reversed; the Cromwellians, or those who inherited from them by blood or marriage, were to be sent adrift without any compensation for buildings or improvements, but they could take away their crops; those who had purchased from such, or had lent money on their lands were to be compensated by the new owners. 58 These were the proprietors of 1641, or their lawful heirs; and to discover who these were, as well as to measure the amount of compensation, where such was to be given, a Court of Claims was set up. Finally, the estates of the London companies were vested in the King, and so also were the goods and lands of those in rebellion since August 1st, 1688; and he got power to reprise deserving individuals not provided for by the Court of Claims.59...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236619064
  • 9781236619068