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thereabouts, were brought : prisoners to Castle Lyons, (most of them labourers, who did never bear arms) were put into a ftable, and the women in that garrison at night fired their beards, and the hair of their heads, which lo disfigured them, that their nearett friends could not know them next day, when they were hanging
ishow Duit 1642. In the same county -355 persons, men, women and children were murdered with clubs and stones, being in protection. Mr. Henly, an English gentleman, dwelling in Roche's country, but a Roman catholic, had his wife and children barbarously stripped, and most of his tenants inhumanly murdered by adjacent English, garrisons, he the said Henly, or his tenants, being never in arms: and such .cruelty, was used, that they stabbed young infants, and left them so half dead, on their mother's dead carcasses. In the faid Henly's town, and the adjacent villages, at that time, there were murdered about 900, labourers, women and children, grodomeenia
1643. Cloglegh being garrisoned by the Irish;; and farrendered upon quarter of life to Sir Charles Vavasor, they were all in humanly murdered, and the hearts of some of them pulled out, and put into their mouths, s, and many other massacres were committed the fame time there on women and children, At Lisee! 24 men in protection were 'murdered by Colonel Mlynn's soldiers. At Bellauére the same year Teig O'Mungan, and David Brogė, blowing by command Into pistols, were thot to death by some of Captain
Bridge's men, and eight poor la bourers thore killed by thein; being in protection, and then employed' in' laving some harvest of the English. 1642. At Clogheiulty'about 138
8 men, women and Children were murdered, of which number yn children were taken by the legs by foldiers, who knocked out their trains against the walls. This was done by Phorbis's 'men, and the garrison of Bandon Bridge: At Gavranne, near Ros; Connor Kennedy, who had protection for himself and his tenants to Tave their harvest, were murdered by the garrison of Ross, as they were ditching about their corno vo
1641. At Bandon Bridge the garrison there, tied 88 Irishmen of the said town back to back, and threw them of the bridge' into the river, where tliey were all drowned, Patrick Hackett, máster of a ship in Waterford, the Duchess of. Oro mond being desirous to be conveyed by him to Dublin, after leaving her safe with her family vand goods there, the lords justices and Duke of Ormond gave him a pafs for his safe return, who being driven byios form into Dongarvan, the said master and his men werethånged by dire&tion of the comman der in, chich there, notwithstanding he produced his said pafs. The Englithí party of this county burned O'Sullivan Beare's house in Bantry, and all the rest of that county, killing man, HIJOU otoki
woman and child, turning many into their houses then on fire, to be burned therein': and among others Thomas De Buckegia
cooper, about 80 years old, and his wife, being little less; land 41
all this was done without provocation, the faid O'Sullivan, being a known reliever of the English in that country."Observe that
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County of WATERFORD. XV BA 1641. In Decy's country, the neighbouring English gartilor country, .murdered above 3000 person's, men, women and children, before any rebellion began in Munster, and led 100 labourers prisoners to Caperquine, where being tiéd by couples, they were cast into the river, and made sport of, to see them drowned. Observe that this county is not charged with any murders to be committed on protestants.
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neri Extract of the Acts of the General Congregation of the Roiman Catholick Bishops, and other Clergy, held at Kilkenny on the roth, Dithy and 13th Days of May, 1642.
។ Aa 1. In which war, if some of the catholicks be found to proceed, out of some particular and unjust title, covetousness, cruelty, revenge, or hatred, or any such unlawful private ittention. We declare them grievously to fin, and therefore worthy to be punished, and refrained with ecclesiastical çensures, if advised thereof they do not amend.
Act IX. Let a faithful inventory be made in every province, of the murthers, burnings, and other crueltys, which are committed by the puritan enemies, with a quotation of the place, day, cause, manner, and persons, and other circumstances, subscribed by one of public authority:
At X.--In every parish let a faithful and sworn messenger be appointed, whereby such crueltys, and other affairs may be written, and sent to the neighbouring places; and likewise from one province to another : let such things be written for the comfort, instruction, and carefulness of the people.
LA XVIII. We ordain and decree, that all and every fuch, as from the beginning of this present war, have invaded
thel poffeffions of goods tas: well
, moveable; aş unmoveable, spiritualvoriteniporal, of any catholick, whether" Irish or English, ástalfo:of any Irish proteitant; being not: an adversary of this caure, candido detaiñ any suchtrgoods, shall be excommunicated; and birthis prefent decree, Wedor excommunicate them, if, admonithedjithey do chotsamend. And with the like cenfure, We do bind such, as henceforward shalì invade or detain such goods –
Act XIX. We command and every the churchmen, as we}]:fecular -as regular, not to hear the confeflions of the aforefaidh gacomníunicated persons, nor to administer unto them the holy facrament, under, pain of excommunication p/ Jacob-Louis licui non A9X;We will and declare, all those that murther, ditmsmber95 grievously
. Itrike,, all thieves, unlawfu
unlawful fpoilers robbers of any goodsa extorters, together with all fuck as faJour, receive, or any ways aflift them, to be excommunicated; and so to remain until they compleatly amend and fatisfy, "no less than if they were namely proclaimed excommunicated; and for satisfaction of such crimes, hitherto committed, to be injoined, We leave to the disefetion of the ordinarys and confeflors how to absolve them. - LA XXVI. We command all, and every the general, colónels, captains, and other officers of our catholick army, to whom it appertainetli, that they feverálly punith all transgreffors of our aforetaid command, touching murtherers, maimers, ftrikers, thieves, robbers; and if they failtberein, We command the parish-priests, curates, and chaplains respectively, to declare them interdicted, and that they fall be excommunicated, if they, cause not due satisfaction to be made to the commonwealth:
and the offended. "And this the parish-priests, or chaplains, thall observe, under pain of fentence of excommunication given ipfo fació.
inn mit 9 A&E XXIX. Moreover, We pray and require all noblemen, magiftrates, and other martial commanders, that with their helps and secular forces, they affit and fet forward' in execution, the aforesaid statutes in their several piecincts respectively, as often as it shall be needful.
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Intelligence from his majesty's army in Scotland, to be presented
to the most honourable the lord lieutenant-general of Ireland; written at Inverlochy, in Lochaber, the 7th of February,
1644 ; by an Irish officer of Alexander Macdonnel's forces. FrorfiCarte's Collection of Original Letters and Papers, concern
ing the Affairs of England, and Ireland, found among the Duke of Ormond's Papers," vol. i. p. 73.9 * in; nisse [See Review, vol. i. p. 304.]' WHEN the Irish forces arrived in. Argyle's
, bounds in Scotland, Out general-major, Alexander Macdonnel, feng such of his majefty's commissions and letters to those to whom they were directedysalthough for the present none wag accepted of; which caused our general-major and those forces to march into Bade. noch, where they raised the country with them; and from thence to Castle-Blaire in Athol, where the Lord Marquess of Montrose came unto, and joined them with some other small forceşru From thence; they marched to St. Johnston, where the enemy bad gathered together 8000 foot, and 809 horse, with nine pieces of cannon, his majesty's army not having so much as one hørse; for that day, the Marquess of Montrose went on foot himself with his:target and pike; the Lord Kilpunt.commanding the bow-men, and our general major, of the Irih fordes commanding his three regiments of The armies, being drawn up on both lides, they both advanced together; and although the battle continued for fome space, we loft not one man on our fide,iyet still advanced, the enemy being three or four to one : howfoever, God gave us the day; the enemy retreating with their backs towards us, that men might have walked upon the dead corps, to the town, being two long miles from the place where the battle was pitched. The chace continued from 8 o'clock in the morning till 9 at night : all their cannon, arms, ammunition; colours, drums, tents, baggage in a word, none of themfelves nor baggage escaped our hands, but their horse and such of the foot as were taken prisoners within the city. This battle, to God's glory, and our prince's good, i was fought the first day of September.
From thence we marched straight to Aberdeen, only surpris, ing such as withstood us, with little or no skirmishing, till the 13th of the same month, at Aberdeen, the covenanters of the North had gathered themselves together, to the number of 3000 foot and 500 horse, with three pieces of cannon. We had then about go horse: the battle being fairly pitched, it conwww
tinued for a long space, and the enemy behaved themselves far better than they did at Johnston. Yet we loft not that day above 4, but the enemy were altogether cut off, unless some few that hid themselves in the city. The riches of that town, and the riches they got before, hath made all our soldiers cavaliers. This battle being ended, only our manner of going down to battle, and how each commanded, I omit till it be drawn, and set down in a more ample manner ; now tendering only á brevity of our proceedings; for if I should write the whole truth, all that hath been done by our army would be accounted most miraculous; which I protest. I will but-thew, in the least manner I can, leaving the rest to the report of the enemy themselves.
After this battle, we marched towards the Highlands again, so far as to Castle-Blaire, where I was sent to Ardamuragh, with a party to relieve the castle of Migary and the castle of Laughaline ; Migary castle having a teaguer about it, which was raised two or three days before I could come to them; at which time the captain of Clanronald, with all his men joyned with Clencoe men and others, who had an inclination to his
> sitt majesty's service:
In the mean time, while I was interessed upon the services, the Marquess of Montrose marehed back to the Lowlands, al. most the same way that he marched before, till they came to a place called Fivy in the shire of Aberdeen, where Argyle, with 16 troops of horse and 3000 foot marched' up, and upon a very plain field Argyle was most shamefully beaten out of the field
; and had it not been for his horse, they had suffered as deeply as the reft; so that there was not on our fide any hurt done, but on their side, they lost many of their best horse, and most of all their commanders hurt, and the earl mareschal's brother killed. After the armies separated, the lord marquess marched again to Cattle-Blaire, in Athol; where I met again with him and such of the 'Highlands as had joined with me; the day of Fivy was on O&tober 28th.
From Castle-Blaife, we marched to Glanurghyes, called M‘Callin, M`Conaghy, which lands we all burned and preyed from thence to Ļares, alias Laufers; and burned and preyed all this country from thence to 'Aghenbracke's, whofé lands and country were burned and preyed; and so throughout all Argyle, we left neither House nor hold-unburned, nor corn nor cattle that belonged to the whole name of Campbell. Such of his majesty's friends as lived near them joined with us. We then marched' to Loughaber, where Mr. Alane came and joined us, but had but few of his men with him. From therice we marched to Glengarry, where the lord of Glengarry joined with us. At this place we got intelligence tlrat Argyle, Aghenbracke, and the whole name of Campbell, with all their forces, and a great number of Lowlandmen with them, were come to Inverloughy in