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Leale-holders for 3 lives, 3, viz. one to be eighty feet long; and the
other fixty, and each to be twenty 1 having 120 acres.
feet in breadth. There is also a i having 96 acres.
village, confifting of eight houses i baving 48 acres.
joining to the bawne, being all in:
habited with British tenanis. Allo Leale-holders for Years 5, viz. a water-mill and five houles adjoyo
ing to it.
I find planted and estated upon this land of British birth and delcent;
i having 102 acres.
Free-holders 2, viz.
2 having roo acres le piece. Each man a tenement, a small Lefsees for years, 6, viz. quantity of land, and commons for 6 having 48 acres le piece. certain numbers of cattle.
Cottagers 7. Total 41 families, which do con fit of 80 men at arms.
Each of these have a house and Thirty fix of the heads of these garden, ploit, and comnions for four families have now taken the oath of cows. Supremacy.
I find upon these lands good til- In total 15 in family, which conlage and husbandry, according to the fift of forty men armed. There is Englih manner.
principal tenants, have all taken the
Oath of Supremacy.
Here is good village and husban
dry after the manner of the English. John Hamilton, Esq. hath 1000 acres, called Kilcloghan.
-. III. 1000 acres.. Upon this proportion there is built a bawne of lime and stone eight feet William Hamilton, Esq. holdeth Iquare, and thirteen feet high, with 1000 acres called Dromuck. 10 round towers for flankers, being Upon this proportion there is e twelve feet le piece in the diameter : bawn of lyme and stone, being eighty there is also begun a stone house, feet square, with two round towers which is now one ftorie high, and for flankers, and two stories high is intended to be four stories high, vaulted, the wall itself being thirteen teiog forty eight feet long, and feet high. Within the bawn there twenty four feet broad, besides iwo is a house of lyme and stone, thirty lowers which he vaulted, and do' six feet long, twenty feet broad, flank the house. There is also an- and near to this bawn there is a vil. other bawde neat adjoining to the lage confifting of five houses, being former bawne, which is built of all British families. ttone and clay, being one hundred I find planted and eltated upon teet square, and twelve feet high: this land, of British birth and descente and in that bawne there are begun Iwo houses of clay and itone, the
Free-holders, 2, viz. his wife and family are now dwels
ling. 2 having 120 acres le piece. I Ind planted and estated upon
this land of British birth and defient; Lefsees for 3 lives 2, viz.
Freeholders, 2, vize i having 42 acres. i baving 54 acres.
i having 144 acres.
i having 48 acres. Lesfees for years 4, viz.
Leaseholders for years, 4, viz. j having 128 acres. í having 8.6 acres.
2 having s6 acres le piece. 1 having 48 acies.
2 having 40 acres le piece. 1 having 36 acres.
Cottagers for years, 4, viz. Cottagers that hold for years 6, vizs 3 having 20 åctcs jointly.
I having 5 acres. 1 having 30 acres.
1 having 4 acres. I having 25 acres.
Total ien families, consisting of 3 having is acres.
twenty eight men armed. I having 12 acres.
These ten families have now taken i having ii acres.
the Oath of Supremacy. ; having 10 acres,
I find here good village after the
English manner. Total 14 families, consisting of (To be continued.) thiriy able men to serve the king
There are iwelve of the heads of these families who have taken the Oath of Supremacy.
MEMOIRS OF JOHN NELSON, I find upon these lands tillage and
Prieft. -1578. husbandry according to the English JOHN NI LSON, was the son of manner.
Sir N. Nellon, knight, and was born
at Shelton Dear York. Being come IV. 1000 Acres. to ncar forty years of age, and hearWilliam Bealie, Esq. holdeth 1000 acres called Tonregic.
• From a printed account of ani Upon this proportion there is a eye-witness of his death; and from bawne of lyme and stone ninety feet, an old Latin manuscript of Douay. Square, with two flankers, and in college. one of the Aankers there is a castle + Bihop Yepes, in his history of in building which is above the first the English persecution, I, 2. c. 63. storie ; and the length of it is thirty relates, that the devil, whom Mr. feet, the breadth (wenty-two feet, Nelson had forced out of the body being vaulted; there is another house of a posle sed person a few days beat one of the corners, and is twenty fore, had threatened him, that he feet square, and vaulted, being but would have him taken up in a week, one storie high. In this himself with and that it shoald cost him his life.
ing of the college lately established voluntary departure from the unity at Douay, in Flanders, he went of the casholic Roman faith. Then over thither, in the year 1944 in (seeking to ensnare him) they further order to qualify himself there by urged, what is the queen then, a yirte and learning, for the priestly schismatic or no? He answered, he Diciatry, by which he nighi be of could not tell, because he knew not Service 10 bis sative country, in te- her mind in setting forth or mainClang finners from the errors of taining of, the religion now publicly ibeir ways. Accordingly, being used in England. The commissione judged by his superior duly qualified, ers replied, that the queen did both be was by the presented to holy promulgate it and maintain it; and orders, and was ordained priest at pressed him to coll thein, if she did Broche, by the archbishop of Can. so, whether then she were a schifbraj, in June 1576, at the same matic and a heretic or no? Mr.
die wun Mellieuis John Collington, Nellon paused a while, as being unJonas Meredith, Roger Wakenian, willing to exasperate his prince, if and Richard Chapman. And he was he might have chosen, but yet more lent up n the English million the 7th unwilling to offend God and his own of November, the faine year. . conscience, and to give scandal to
Mr. Nelson t was taken in Lon. the world; then he answered, condor, upon the 'ift of December, diiionally, if she be the letter forth, ?517, late in ihe evening, as he was faid he, and defender of this religion, saying the mattins for the next day now practised in England, then the following, and was presently sent to is a schismatic and a heretic. Which prilon upon Tuspicion of papiltry, as answer when they had extorted out leey term the catholic feith. And, of him, they said, he had spoken afler five or six days, he was brought enough, they soughi no inore at his forth to be examined before the high hands. com millioners. Here they tendered So he was sent back to prison, and him the oath of the queen's supre- about seven wecks after was brought macy, which he refuted to take; forth to his trial, where the same and being ked, why he would not questions being again proposed 19 Iwear? he answered, because he had him, and he answering still the fella never heard, or read, that any lay lame to every question, as he had prince could have that pre-eminence. done beforc, sentence of death was And being further demanded, who pronounced against him, as against then was the head of the church? one guilty of treason, ilt 1577-8. be anlwered, sincerely and boldly, When the sentence was pronounced that the pope's holiness was, io against him, he never changed his Whom that supreme authority in countenance, nor did there ever aps Carih was due, as being Christ's pear in him the sign of a troubled ficar, and the lawful successor of Si, inind; but he took his condemna.
i tion very meekly, and prepared Secondly, “ They asked him his hinself with a good courage for opinion of the religion p'ow pradiled death. The jailor's wife moved 10 England ? to which he answered, with compassion, offered him wine, Without any hesitation, that it was thereby, as the thought, to assuage both schismatical and heretical.- the heaviness of his mind. But he
hereupon they bid him define what would not iafte it, saying, that he Kulin was: he told them, it was a rather desired a cup of cold water,
as more meet for him. And from friends, suspected that he should le a the very hour the sentence was pro- shortly come to his martyrdom. *** nounced against him, till the hour of When. behold !. the very next day Full his death, he took no other food but after. word was brought him, that like bread and fmall-beer.
he was to be arraigned on the more He was so delighted with prayer row, and should be undoubtedly con• WRI and secret meditation, that he would demned, If he did not revoke his . $ not hear of any other things will. former words : and so it fell out in ingly, especially if they were wordly deed, as you have heard.' So ** matters. A friend of his advised that it was God's fpecial providence þim to read and meditate upon the that he pitched upon the Thursday hives and deaths of the martyrs. before the feast : for otherwise be post 2 Though he disliked not the counsel, must have died without the sacred yet he answered. that (by God's viaticum.' mercy) he had enough to occupy his . Upon Monday, the 3d of Fe ****
od of Fler bep mind withal, and to meditate upon bruary, being the day of his martyr. full well. And being put in mind, dom, he came very early, before by the same friend, wich what ala- day, up to the higher part of the crity and joy of mind many thoufand prison ; whereas, from Saturday till oss martyrs had suffered the most ex: then, he had been kept in a low quilite torments for Christ's fake, dungeon. Two of his nearellkins. and that they never complained nor men coming to him, found him ear. We thrunk thereat: he aolwered, that neft at his prayers, with his hands and this fame thought came often to his
joined together and lifted up inlod mind, and afforded him such com.
much that the other prisoners there in
Phil have fort, that he no ways doubted but present did both mark it, and wonderen that he should find and feel the (like) at it much, when they had talked grace of God's confolation in the awhile together, and he saw them frente midst of his agony. And surely this so full of forrow that they had much more courage and willingaels to die came ado to abstain from weeping, yet for me from this : that on the Thursday all that he was nothing move. hint. before his arraigament and death; felf, neither gave any sign or appeare la care sa he had cleansed his conscience by ance of sorrow, either in voice of best of a confestion, and had fortified himfelf
[ countenance ; but rebuked them, saying by receiving the blested facrament of ing. that he looked for some com
tar; for a prieit coming to pulit fort and confolation of them, in that ceri him, with others in company delic
hell case, and not by their tears to be ocorrente rous to communicate at Mr. Nellon's casioned to grieve : willing them tar hands, willing it might be upon ther, to i
ther, to lament and weep for their petitori Candlemas day, because of the so
own sias and not for him ; for hendes Jeninity of the feast. After they
er they had a sure confidence that all thould had considered of the matter, they go well with him faw it was no fit day because such
When his kinsmen took their lali festivals are more subject to suspici
farewel of him, they fell into lucha on ; and therefore they concluded to immoderate tears and lamentations, Filter defer it till the day after Candlemas
that he was somewhat moved thereday : but Mr. Nelson wished rather
with, but stayed and repressed nature to prevent the feast, and to commu.
by and-by, and so dismissed them: No picate upon the Thursday before ; which was done : though (at that
(To be Continuem') time) neither he oor any of his
their hatred to Christianity they might The following original Essay on the give a corrupt translation to the other
Chronology of the Sepluagint, has nations. “ Nunquam dubitassent been giten for insertion in the Irish comburere Scripturas," says Sr. Ire. MAGAZINE, by a very celebrated nous, they never would hure hesituled Professor of Divinity at present in to burn ine Scriptures. But the Sep. this country. It was written in French tuagint translation being made they by the Author, but considering its were in the hands of the Genules as importance in settling a disputed well as the Jews, and any alteration point contested by such great men or falsification could be detected. as Usher, Newton, and others of as 4. The universal church wbich reequal note, we do not deemn the time, ceived this translation of the Scrip. lost which we have spent in its iran. tures from the Apostles, acknowslation.
ledged no other during the first six
ages; and even to this day the Greek On the preference to be given to the church allow no other, for this we
Chronology of the Septuagint in cal. have the authority of St. Augustin culating the Age of the World. De Civit : Dei : Li 18: C: 43.
" Qiæ Septuaginta est, tanquain sola “This Dissertation on Chronology esser, sic recepit ecclesia, eaque uiune " is very important.--1st. As an arti. tur Græci populi Christiani, quorum “cle of learned information. --2nd. plerique, utrum alia sit aliqua, 1g110" As the basis of history.-3d. As a rani. “ vindication of Moyses's narration, 5. All the ancient authors, ecclesi. “ who according to the ancient He astical or profane who have written " brew text and the version of ihe on the age of the world, agree with the " seventy, would have placed the Septuagini very nearly, " creation of the world at an epoch: DEMETRIUS PHALERUS (different " sufficiently remote for agreeing with from him of Athens,) who Nourished " the different events in profane his. in Egypt under Prolemy Lagus, ac“ tory, which, according to the pre. cording to others under Philadelphus, "sent Hebrew text, is impossible.” reckonis from the creation of the
world to the fourth year of the reign 1. Whenever our Saviour himself of Philometer the Vi. king of Egypt, quoted any passages of the Scriptures, in whose time he publisted his write they were conformable to the ancient ings, 5494 years. Those added to or Septuagint text. 2. The aposties the 177 which elapsed from thence to also when they carried the Gospel the coming of Christ, make 5671 throughout the earth, and left it to all years.. the churches, made use of the Septu. PHILO the Elder, who lived about agint text, and it continued to be used the same time and a little before the for the first six ages, as will be after. Machabees, and whom some consi. wards demonstrated. 3. We may der as the compiler of the Book of judge of the exactness and authenti. Wisdom, does not differ much from city of the translation, when we con- this calculation when he treais of sider it to have been the effect of a the kings of Juda. special design of Providence. With. EUPOLEMUS, who was sent, am. out it the Jews would have been able bassador to Rome by Judas Macha. 10 conceal or falsify the Hebrew text, beus, writing on the same subject, wbich they alone possessed, or through counts from the creation of the world