Catholic Survival in Protestant Ireland, 1660-1711: Colonel John Browne, Landownership and the Articles of Limerick

Catholic Survival in Protestant Ireland, 1660-1711: Colonel John Browne, Landownership and the Articles of Limerick

by Eoin Kinsella


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Traditional accounts of early modern Ireland have traced the seemingly inevitable decline of the Catholic landed interest following the Cromwellian and Williamite wars of the seventeenth century, portraying the Irish Catholic community as leaderless and politically moribund in the decades after the surrender of Limerick in 1691. This book demonstrates, however, that the picture was considerably more complex. By taking advantage of the upheavals in Irish landownership of the 1650s, many Catholics not only survived, but thrived. Having emerged as leaders of the Irish Catholic interest during the 1680s, these landowners refused to go into exile following the surrender of the Jacobites. They do not fit neatly into the archetype of the dispossessed and discontented Irish Catholic, offering instead an alternative perspective on Irish Jacobitism. Using the career of Colonel John Browne of Westport House as a focal point, this book casts new light on a wide range of subjects, including Catholic opposition to the repeal of the Restoration land settlement, the Irish Jacobite civil and military administration, estate management in late seventeenth-century Ireland, and the creation of lobbying networks in Dublin and London by Irish Catholics. The book also provides a detailed examination of the Williamite peace settlement in Ireland, and highlights the deeply interconnected nature of Irish society in the late seventeenth century. EOIN KINSELLA completed his doctorate at University College Dublin

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783273164
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 06/15/2018
Series: Irish Historical Monographs Series , #18
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

'I hope all will end well with our New Interests': The rise and fall of a 'new interest' landowner, 1666-89
'You must engage your plate, your credit and all is at stake': Jacobite colonel, ironmaster and negotiator, 1689-91
'The were drawn by some furious lawyer': Implementing the minor articles of surrender, 1691-1704
'With justice but not favour': Implementing the articles of Limerick, 1691-1704
'The same was refused to the Galway men': Implementing the articles of Galway, 1691-1704
'This clause was surreptitiously obtained': Implementing article 13 of Limerick, 1691-8
'I fear a bill relating to me be gone for England': Implementing article 13 of Limerick, 1698-1708
'I am plagued with a quarrel': The Browne family and the gentry of Connacht, 1692-1711
Appendix A: Articles of Surrender, 1690-91
Appendix B: Hearings scheduled for adjudication under the articles of Limerick, 1694
Appendix C: Proclamations of 7 July & 1 August 1691; 'A copy of and answers to several complaints made by the Irish by their agent Mr Cockly'

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