James II (Notes)

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[1] J. T. Gilbert, A Jacobite Narrative of the War in Ireland, 1688–1691, called “A Light to the Blind” (1892), p. 102.

[2] The Duke of Schomberg, though he had risen to be Marshal of France, had been obliged to leave that country after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. He entered the service of William of Orange in 1687.

[3] J. S. Clarke, Life of James II (1816), ii, 621; and see ibid., ii, 109 seq.

[4] Somers’ Tracts (1813) (James II), ix, 34.

[5] Ibid., ix, 57; i.e., all, including Catholics, who dissented from the doctrines of the Established Church.

[6] Saint-Simon says about those who adjured: “From torture to adjuration and from that to communion there was often only twenty-four hours’ distance, and executioners were the conductors and witnesses of the converts.” E. Pilastre, La Religion au temps du duc de Saint-Simon (1909), pp. 291-292.

[7] Somers’ Tracts (1813), ix, p. 28, seq.

[8] J. R. Seeley, Growth of British Policy (1895), ii, 181.

[9] Tract called “A Light to the Blind,” in Gilbert, A Jacobite Narrative of the War in Ireland, 1688–91 (1892). The tract has also been printed in the Royal Historical Manuscripts Commission’s Tenth Report, Pt. v. (1885).

[10] J. S. Clarke, James II, ii, 156-157.

[11] Moran, Memoirs of the Most Rev. Oliver Plunket; W. P. Burke, Irish Priests in the Penal Times, 1660–1760 (1914), p. 78, seq.

[12] Torci, quoted in Seeley, Growth of British Policy, ii, 274, and see ibid., ii, 169.

[13] Memoirs of the Duke of Berwick (1779), i, 94-95.

[14] A. Hamilton, Memoirs of Grammont, ed. Sir W. Scott (1905), pp. 243-249; 295-298.

[15] King, State of the Protestants in Ireland, (1692), p. 39.

[16] Chief Justice Keating’s letter to King James.

[17] Charles O’Kelly, Macariæ Excidium, ed. J. C. O’Callaghan, pp. 34, 36. This curious tract is written in the form of an allegory, the places and characters mentioned in it being introduced under feigned names. The writer was a colonel in James’s Army and an eyewitness of the events he relates. A cheap edition, with the actual names, has been published by Count Plunkett and Rev. Edmund Hogan, under the title The Jacobite War in Ireland (1894).

[18] His reasons are given in Clarke, James II, ii, 355-361.

[19] C. Leslie, Answer to a Book entitled The State of the Protestants in Ireland, (1692), pp. 100, 125.

[20] Of the copies of these lists in existence, all differ from each other in numbers as well as in details. Harris, Life of William III, Appendix, pp. xliv-lvi gives 2461 names, but in this list some names are repeated twice; the London Gazette of July 1, 1689, records 2209 names. King, State of the Protestants in Ireland, gives a smaller number. For the terms of the Act see a tract entitled An Account of the Transactions of the late K. James in Ireland, (1690).

[21] J. S. Clarke, James II, ii, 358.

[22] Ibid., ii, 354.

[23] This is the calculation made by Thomas Davis in his The Patriot Parliament of 1689, but he seems to have included some who were absent. No Catholic Bishop was called to attend. The Acts of this Parliament were expunged by the Parliament of 1695 and ordered to be burned.