The Confederate Wars in Ireland (Notes)

Eleanor Hull
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[1] Curry, Civil Wars, Appendix V, p. 614; Gilbert, History of the Irish Confederation, vol. ii, No. LX, pp. 226-242; see also “Apologie of the Irish for Rising in Arms,” in J. Lodge, Des. Cur. Hib. (1772), ii, 78; 82, 102, 113.

[2] Gilbert, History of the Irish Confederation, 1641–1643 (1882), ii, 84. He gives an illustration of the Seal.

[3] See Preston’s report to Strafford, Letters, i, 440; Piot, History of Louvain, pp. 308-309; and Cardinal Guido Bentivoglio, History of the Wars in Flanders. Nicholas French, Bishop of Ferns, was an eye-witness of the siege, which is described in the Introduction to his Works.

[4] Journal of Colonel Henry O’Neill, in J. Lodge, op. cit., ii, 490-491.

[5] Owen was son of Art MacBaron and nephew to Tyrone. He was probably born about 1582. His father led the Irish troops at the Blackwater in 1595. He kept his lands because “he has two sons captains in the Archduke’s army, and a lusty blade at home.”

[6] “The Aphorismical Discoverie of Treasonable Faction,” in Gilbert, A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland from 1641 to 1652, i, 92. This tract deals chiefly with affairs in Ulster, while that of Bellings is concerned with the dealings of the Confederates in the south of Ireland.

[7] Birch, An Enquiry into the Share which Charles I had in the Transaction of the Earl of Glamorgan (1756), p. 19.

[8] Clarendon to Nicholas, February 12, 1646–47, in Clarendon State Papers, ii, 337.

[9] Luke Wadding was born in Waterford in 1588. He founded St. Isidore’s College in Rome in 1625, and governed it till his death on October 18, 1657.

[10] Bellings, who accompanied the Nuncio, gives a full account of the proceedings. See Gilbert, Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland, 1641–52, i, p. 98; J. Lodge, op. cit., ii, 269, 273-5. The address is given in Borlase, History of the Rebellion (1680), p. 154.

[11] Second speech delivered by the Nuncio, in Rinuccini, Embassy in Ireland (ed. A. Hutton, 1873), pp. 122-123; and see Articles sent from Rome to be treated for in Ireland, ibid., Appendix, pp. 573-574, and Memoranda, p. lxiii.

[12] Ibid., pp. 103-105; 117-118; 570-571.

[13] Clarendon State Papers, ii, 202. This letter is decisive as to the Commission of Glamorgan (then Marquis of Worcester) to deal with the Irish Catholics and through them with the Pope and foreign princes, from whom the King hoped to raise £30,000 a month. It describes also how the King’s privy seal was obtained.