June 1657
An Act for the assuring, confirming, and setling of Lands and Estates in Ireland.

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History of Parliament Trust

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C.H. Firth, R.S. Rait (eds)

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1911

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1100-1110

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'June 1657: An Act for the assuring, confirming, and setling of Lands and Estates in Ireland.', Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660 (1911), pp. 1100-1110. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=56606 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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June, 1657

[9 June, 1657.]

Former Instructions and Acts concerning Lands and Estates Ireland recited

Whereas by a Commission under the Great Seal of England, and Instructions thereunto annexed, Entituled, A Commission and Instructions to Charls Fleetwood Esquire, Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland, Edmund Ludlow Esquire, Lieutenant-General of the Horse, Miles Corbet Esq; and John Jones Esquire, Impowering them to cause all the Lands therein mentioned to be forfeited to the Commonwealth, to be forthwith surveyed, in order to the satisfying of Adventurers for Ireland, and Arrears of Officers and Soldiers and for the Setling and Planting of Ireland with security to the Inhabitants, and such as shall plant the same, the said Commissioners therein named, are thereby Authorized to cause the said forfeited Lands to be surveyed accordingly: And whereas by further Instructions, Entituled, Further Instructions unto Charls Fleetwood Esquire, Lieutenant General of the Army in Ireland, Edmond Ludlow Esquire, Lieutenant General of the Horse, Miles Corbet Esq; and John Jones Esq; the said Commissioners are thereby further Authorized and required, for the better security of all those parts of Ireland which were to be planted with English Protestants, and to the end that all persons in Ireland who had right to Articles, or to any Favour or Mercy held forth by any the Qualifications in an Act of Parliament, Entituled, An Act for the setling of Ireland might enjoy the benefit intended unto them respectively, to publish and declare, That all and every the said persons which had such right to Articles, or to any Favour or Mercy held forth by any the said Qualifications, should before the first day of May 1654. remove and transplant themselves into the Province of Connaught and County of Clare, or one of them, there to inhabit and abide, and to have set forth to them and every of them respectively, such Proportions of Land, and for such Estates and Terms, and under such Conditions, Reservations and Covenants, as should be answerable in value unto so much of his and their Estates, as by such Articles or Qualifications he or they were to enjoy in such place and manner, as the said Commissioners, or such as they should Authorize, should appoint or direct; And to that end the said Commissioners were likewise Authorized and Impowered to nominate Commissioners under them, and to Autho rize them to allot to any such person or persons, who by Articles granted unto them, or by vertue of any the said Qualifications, were to enjoy any part of their Estates, a like proportion of Land by measure, or in value in the said Province of Connaught or County of Clare, of like Estate of Inheritance, Free-hold, Term of years, or number of Lives, to be by them held and enjoyed in lieu of satisfaction of such part of their Estate, which by such Articles or Qualifications he or they were to enjoy. And whereas by a late Act, Entituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Arrears due to the Souldiery there, and of other Publique, Debts and for the encouragement of Protestants to Plant and inhabit Ireland, It is Declared, That by the blessing of God upon the Forces of the Commonwealth, the Rebels of Ireland are subdued, and the Rebellion there appeased and ended; And that therefore, to the end all just satisfaction might be made unto the Adventurers, Officers and Souldiers, and other persons in the said last recited Act mentioned, and that the Countrey of Ireland might be planted and setled with security unto such as should plant and inhabit the same, the said Commission and Instructions, and further Instructions are ratified and confirmed; And whereas by the said Act of Satisfaction, it is declared, to whom, how and in what manner, and at what Rates. the forfeited Lands in Ireland shall be divided, allotted, given, granted, set out and distributed to the said Adventurers and Souldiers, and others in the said Act of Satisfaction expressed, and that for so much of the said Lands as should be assigned or set out to the said Officers and Souldiers in Satisfaction of their Arrears for their service there, and in England, by vertue of the said Act of Satisfaction, the Ordering, Allotting, Granting, Disposing and setling thereof unto, and upon such the said Officers and Souldiers should be managed by the then Commissioners of Parliament in Ireland, in such sort and manner as in and by the said Act of Satisfaction is declared; And whereas by an Ordinance of His Highness the Lord Protector and His Council, dated the Twenty third of June, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for the further Encouragement of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, and of the Souldiers and other Planters there. It is hereby (amongst other things) Ordained, that for and in consideration of every Rent, Service, Charge or duty issuing, reserved, charged, due or payable on or out of the Lands or other the Hereditaments, granted or intended to and for the said Souldiers and Adventurers or either of them, to any person or persons who have duly claimed the same, and according to this Ordinance, shall have the same allowed and ordered, Every such Adventurer and Souldier, on or out of whose Lands or Hereditaments the same shall be issuing, reserved, charged, due or payable, shall have set forth and enjoyed to him and his Heirs for ever, so much Land in the County of Kildare (according to the values of Adventurers at such measure as was allowed to such person for his Adventure, in satisfaction whereof such Lands so charged were allotted unto them) as would have been produced or due, for an adventure of such certain sum of Mony as the purchase or buying out of such Rent, Service, Charge, or Duty shall be computed to amount unto, computation being thereof made and certified by such person and persons as shall be authorized by His Highness the Lord Protector, with the consent of His Council; And whereas in pursuance of all and every the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, the said Commissioners of Parliament, the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, and His Highness Council for the Affairs of Ireland, or some of them, have caused the said forfeited Lands in Ireland to be Surveyed, and have caused the Papist Proprietors in the Province of Leynster, Ulster, and Munster (Except those in the County of Clare) who had any such right to Articles, or who fell within any the Qualifications aforesaid, to remove and transplant themselves and families into the said Province of Connaught or County of Clare, and have likewise caused the Lands of all and every such person and persons so transplanted, to be surveyed, and have likewise by their Commissioners thereunto deputed by them and appointed, caused to be allotted and given out unto such person and persons so removed and transplanted, such proportions of Land in the said province of Connaught and County of Clare, or one of them, as are equal in measure or value to such Lands and for such Estate and Estates as the said person and persons so removed and transplanted, ought to have had and enjoyed in any other part of Ireland, by vertue of his or their Articles or Qualifications.

Confirmation of all Acts done for setting forth, disposing and distributing the Rebels Lands.

And whereas the said Commissioners of Parliament, the Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, and His Highness said Council for the Affairs of Ireland, or some of them, in further pursuance of the said several aforementioned Powers and Authorities, have proceeded by themselves and their Commissioners, and others by them authorized to allot, distribute, grant, assign, set out, and deliver several parts, shares and proportions of the said forfeited, escheated and exchanged Lands of the said Rebels, Papist Proprietors and transplanted persons, unto several Officers and Souldiers, in full or part of their respective Debentures, for the Arrears for their respective Services there and in England, and to several other person and persons comprised in the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Acts and Ordinances of some of them, and have likewise ordered, made, granted, set out, distributed and delivered over, to several Officers and Souldiers and others, whose Lands so to them allotted, distributed, granted, assigned, set out and delivered as aforesaid, proved to be legally incumbred with any such rent, service, charge or duty as in the said Ordinance of Encouragement is expressed, other Lands (equal to the said Incumbrance) by way of reprisal, out of the forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands in the said county of Kildare, according to the tenour of the said Ordinance of Encourage ment as aforesaid; All and every which said person and persons to whom such Allotments, Distributions, Grants, Assignments and Reprisals were, and have been made as aforesaid, their Lessees or Assigns have entred into their said several shares and proportions of Land, and have many of them disbursed several great sums of money in buildings, reparations and improvements upon the said Lands so to them allotted, granted, assigned, distributed, set out, and delivered or given in reprisal, as aforesaid, so that the securing and confirmation of the said Allotments, Distributions, Grants, Assignments, and Reprisals is now become of great use and necessity to the Plantation and Peace of Ireland; Be it therefore Enacted and Declared by His Highness the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, and this present Parliament, and the Authority thereof, That all and every Act and Acts, thing and things which have been done by the late Commissioners of the Parliament, Commissioners of the Commonwealth, Lord Deputy and Council, or the Lords of his Highness Council there, or any of them, or by any other person or persons thereunto authorized by them or any of them, upon, or in pursuance of the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them, for the surveying, allotting, setting forth, disposing and distributing of any of the said Rebels, and Papists forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands, according to the true intent and meaning of the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them; And all and every Commission and Commissions, or other Authority granted by the said Commissioners of Parliament, Commissioners of the Commonwealth, Lord Deputy and Council, or by His Highness said Council for the Affairs of Ireland, to any person or persons, for the Adjudication of Claims, or for the Adjudication of the Qualifications of the Irish, or for setting forth of Lands unto them, And all and every Judgement and Judgements, Decree and Decrees, Disposition and Dispositions of Lands made by them, or any of them in pursuance of their respective Commissions, and also all and every Division, Allotment, Grant, Assignment, Order, Act, and Thing already done, made, executed and performed, or caused to be done, made, executed or performed by the said Commissioners of Parliament, Commissioners of the Commonwealth, Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, or His Highness Council for the affairs of Ireland, or any of them, or by any other person or persons by Commission or Authority from them or any of them upon or in pursuance of the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act and Ordinance aforementioned, or any of them, for the disposing of the said Rebels and Papists forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands shall be, and are hereby adjudged, deemed and declared to be good, firm and effectuall to all intents and purposes, and are hereby for ever ratified and confirmed.

The persons to whom such lands have been allotted, granted, &c. shall be adjudged in the real seisin and possession.

And be it further Enacted and Declared, and it is likewise further Enacted and Declared by the Authority aforesaid, That all and every such person and persons, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns respectively, to whom any such forfeited, escheated or exchanged Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands Tenements, and Hereditaments have been so allotted, assigned, given, granted, distributed, set out, delivered or reprized by the said Commissioners of Parliament, or Commissioners of the Commonwealth, the said Lord Deputy and Council, or His Highness said Council for the Affairs of Ireland, or any of them, or by any other person or persons by Commission or Authority from them, or any of them, are and shall be, and are hereby respectively adjudged and declared to be in real and actual seisin and possession of all and every such Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands Tenements and Hereditaments, so to him and them allotted, assigned, given, granted, distributed, set out, delivered or reprized respectively, as aforesaid; And that all and every such person and persons, their Heirs and Assigns, shall, and may for ever hereafter have, hold and enjoy the same to him and them respectively, and to his and their respective Heirs and Assigns in free and Common Soccage, as of the Castle of Dublin, under such Rents, Services, Covenants, Conditions, Qualifications, Remittals, and Abatements, as in and by the said several Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them are expressed.

This shall not avoid Contracts made by the persons to whom the said lands have been allotted.

Provided that neither this Act, nor any thing therein, nor in the said aforementioned Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them contained, shall any ways extend to the forfeiture, extinguishment, defeating, making void or prejudicing of any Contract, Bargain, Sale, Grant, Demise, Lease, Release, Rent, or Exchange, heretofore made or granted of or out of any the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands by any of the said Officers or Souldiers, or others to whom the same have been so formerly allotted, assigned, given, granted, distributed, set out, delivered or reprized as aforesaid, or of any Contract, Bargain, or Sale of and Debenture or Debentures, in satisfaction whereof any the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments are, have been or shall be allotted, granted, given out or distributed to any person or persons whatsoever, but that all and every such person and persons to whom any such Contract, Bargain, Sale, Grant, Demise, Lease, Release, Rent or Exchange, hath or have been so made or granted, and the Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assignes of all and every such person and persons respectively, shall and may at all times hereafter peaceably and quietly enjoy to his and their respective Use and Uses the benefit and Advantage of every such Bargain and Contract so to him and them respectively made as aforesaid, Any thing in this Act, or in the said Commission and Instructions, further Instruc tions, Act of satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Lord Deputy and Council to do any further Act for setting forth the remainder of the lands forfeited, &c.; No such act shall make void former Allotments &c.; Saving the benefit of surplusage of land to his Highness and the Commonwealth.

And to the end the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Settlement, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, may be further put in execution as to the said Officers and Souldiers, whose Arrears or any part thereof are yet to be satisfied in Ireland; Be it further Enacted and Declared, and it is further Enacted and Declared by the authority aforesaid, That the Lord Deputy and Council, or other chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, with the Council there for the time being, or the Council there in the absence of the chief Governor, shall be, and are hereby required and authorized at all and every time and times hereafter, to do and execute, or cause to be done and executed, all such further Act and Acts, thing and things necessary to be done in pursuance of and according to the tenor of the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them, as the said Commissioners of Parliament could, might, or ought to have done thereupon, for the setting forth, allotting, distributing, or assigning of the remainder of the said forfeited, escheated, or exchanged Lands to such of the Officers, Souldiers and others, in the said Act of Satisfaction mentioned, who have not yet received satisfaction of their respective Arrears; All and every which said Act and Acts, thing and things hereafter so to be done, or caused to be done by the said Lord Deputy and Council, or the Chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, with the Council there for the time being, or by the Council there in the absence of the Chief Governour, according to and in pursuance of the said Commission and Instructions, further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance of Encouragement, or any of them, to the purposes aforesaid, shall be, and are hereby declared to be good, binding and effectual in Law to all intents and purposes. Provided, and it is hereby Declared, That no such further Act or Acts, thing or things so to be done, or caused to be done by the said Lord Deputy and Council, or by the Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, with the Council there for the time being, or by the Council there in the absence of the Chief Governor, or by any of them, or by any other person or persons whatsoever, by Order, Commission, Authority, or Direction of them or any of them, shall any waies alter, change, impeach, destroy, defeat, extinguish, or make void all or any of the said former Allotments, Assignments, Grants, Distributions and Reprisals, or any of them, made to any the said Officers and Souldiers, or other persons aforementioned by the said Commissioners of Parliament, Commissioners of the Commonwealth, Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, and His Highness said Council there, or any of them, or by any other person or persons by commission or authority from them or any of them as aforesaid; saving nevertheless to the said Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, and the Chief Governour or Governours of Ireland, with the Council there for the time being, all such power and authority of Resurveying any the said forfeited, escheated, or exchanged Lands so already allotted, set out and disposed of to the Officers and Souldiers as aforesaid, as in and by the said Act of Satisfaction is expressed and contained; and saving likewise to his Highness and the Commonwealth, all such benefits and advantages of the surplusage of Land which shall be found on the returns of the said Surveys, according to the tenor of the said Act of Satisfaction in that behalf.

Lord Deputy and Council shall grant Letters Patents to such as shal desire it.; To create Manors.; The Grand Allottee to execute conveyances to such persons as have Lands comprehended in such Lot.; Such person shall immediately stand seized.

And for the better and more perfect Execution of all and every the former Branches of this Act, Be it Enacted and Declared, and it is likewise Enacted and Declared by the authority aforesaid, That the said Lord Deputy and Council, or the Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, with the Council there for the time being, or the Council there in the absence of such Chief Governor or Governors, shall be, and are hereby further Authorized and required at all times hereafter (upon request to them to be made) to cause Letters Patents under the Great Seal of Ireland to be made unto such of the Grand Allottees, or other persons to whom the said Allotments, Assignments, Grants, Distributions or Reprisals of the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands in Ireland, have been, or shall be respectively made as aforesaid, or to the respective Heir or Heirs of such Grand Allottees or other persons aforesaid, in case of his or their Decease, or to so many of them as shall desire the same, for the better, more perfect and effectual Conveyance and Assurance of all and every such Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, to every such person and persons, his and their Heirs and Assigns, to be held bysuch Tenures and under such Rents, Services, Conditions, Qualifications, Indulgences, Remittals and Abatements, as in and by the said several Commission and Instructions, Further Instructions, Act of Satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, are expressed and declared; and in and by the said Letters Patents to create such Manors, constituted and made up of such proportion and number of Acres in the several Provinces of Ireland, and with such Jurisdictions, Liberties, Priviledges and Immunities, as in and by the said Commission and Instructions, Further Instructions, Act of satisfaction, and Ordinance for Encouragement, or any of them, is declared: And, That the said Grand Allottee or Allottees, or other the said Patentee or Patentees, in case of his or their decease, shall for so much of the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments to him and them so allotted, granted, assigned, set out, distributed and delivered, as shall justly belong to any other person or persons, whose shares and proportions were comprehended within the General Lot of every such Grand Allottee, shall after the perfection of the said Letters Patents, upon thirty dales Warning to him or them in that behalf respectively given by the said person or persons so concerned, or any other person for their use as aforesaid, and at the Costs and Charges of him or them so concerned, make, execute, and perfect any such assurance or Conveyance in the Law by Deed, Fine, Feoffment, Release, Confirmation or otherwise, for the sure granting, assuring and conveying of all and every the said share and proportion of such several person and persons so concerned, in all and every the said respective Grand Lots, to all and every the said person and persons so concerned, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, with Warranty against every such Patentee and Patentees, and his and their Heirs, and all and every person and persons lawfully Claiming by, from, or under him and them respectively, as by the said several person and persons concerned, his or their Heirs and Assigns, or by his or their Council learned in the Law, shall be reasonably devised, advised or required: And that all and every the said person or persons to whom such Assurance or Assurances shall be so made as aforesaid, and his and their Heirs and Assigns shall and may, and are hereby Declared, immediately from and after such the said Assurance so to him or them perfected by the said Patentee or Patentees, or his or their Heirs as aforesaid, to stand and be seized of all and every such share and proportion of the said forfeited, escheated and exchanged Lands so to him and them granted and conveyed as aforesaid, to the several use and uses of every such Grantee, and of his and their Heirs, freed and discharged of and from all former Gifts, Grants, Bargains, Sales, Leases, Joyntures, Dowers, Charges, Debts, Statutes, Judgements, Extents, Executions and Incumbrances whatsoever, for or by reason of being so vested as aforesaid in the said Patentee or Patentees or any of them, and shall accordingly hold and enjoy the same for ever freed and discharged of and from all and every the said Incumbrances.

Decrees in the Court of Adjudication of Claims or Exchequer to stand.

Provided nevertheless, and it is hereby likewise further Declared, That all and every person and persons of the Protestant Religion, Bodies Politique or Corporate, and their respective Heirs and Successours, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, who have already obtained any Decree or Decrees in the late Court of Adju dication of Claims in Ireland, or in the Court of Exchequer there, for any part of the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, or for any Rent out of the same, or for any Charge or Incumbrance thereupon, lying and being within any the Ten Counties appointed in and by the said Act of Satisfaction, for the satisfaction of the Adventurers, Souldiers and others, or in the County of Lowth, or in any other County or Counties in Ireland, or who have before the Three and twentieth of October, One thousand six hundred fifty four, exhibited his or their Claim or Claims, in the said late Court for Adjudication of Claims in Ireland, and shall at or before the First day of December, One thousand six hundred fifty seven, obtain any Decree or Decrees for any the said forfeited Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, or for any Debt, Rent, Charge, Duty, Profit or Incumbrance arising, growing due out of, or charged upon the same, by reason of any Deed, Grant, Mortgage, Statute-Staple, Recognizance, Judgement, or other Incumbrance whatsoever in the said Court of Exchequer, or who shall on or before the First day of June, which shall be in the year of our Lord God, One thousand six hundred fifty eight, obtain any decree or decrees, for any part of the said forfeited, escheated, or exchanged Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments lying and being in any other County or Counties in Ireland, besides the said Ten Counties, and the said County of Lowth, or for any Debt, Rent, Charge, Duty or Incumbrance, arising or growing due out of the same, or thereon charged or chargeable as aforesaid, shall and may for ever hereafter have, hold, possess and enjoy all and every such of the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, or the said Debt, Rent, Charge, Annuity, Duty or Profit arising or growing due out of the same, so to him or them decreed or to be decreed as aforesaid, for and during the respective Estate and Estates so to him and them decreed, according to the tenor and effect of every such decree so by him or them obtained, or to be obtained as aforesaid, any thing afore in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

Persons not prosecuting their Claimes by the respective times, shall be for ever barred.

Provided nevertheless, and it is Enacted and Declared by the authority aforesaid, That if any the said person or persons, Bodies Politique and Corporate, who have any such Incumbrance upon any the said forfeited, escheated, or exchanged Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, shall not Exhibite and Prosecute his or their claim to the same with effect to the obtaining his or their decree or decrees for the same, within the respective times to that end appointed as aforesaid, That then and from thenceforth all and every such the said person and persons, Bodies Politique and Corporate, who had any such right to any such Incumbrance as aforesaid, and the Heirs and Successors, Executors and Administrators of every such person and persons, Bodies Politique and Corporate, and every of them respectively shall for ever be from thenceforth respectively barred to make his or their claim to the same; And that then and from thenceforth the said forfeited, escheated and exchanged Manors, Castles, Houses, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, shall be, and are hereby adjudged and declared to be for ever freed and discharged of and from all and every the said Incumbrances respectively, any thing afore in this Bill contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

Saving to the Colledge at Dublin.

Saving likewise, and reserving out of this Bill unto the Provost, Fellowes and Scholars of the Colledge of the holy and Undivided Trinity at Dublin, all such right of Action and Entry, Condition, Possession, Reversion, Remainder, Annuity, Rent and Common, which they have or ought to have in or out of the said forfeited, escheated, or exchanged Lands in this Act mentioned, or any of them.

Saving for Protestants.

And also saving and reserving to all and every person and persons, who were Protestants on the said three and twentieth day of October, One thousand six hundred fourty one, and have so continued ever since, all such Right, Title, Interest, Benefit and Advantage, which they or their Heirs, or the Executors or Administrators of them, or any of them, have or may have, in, to, or out of any the said forfeited, escheated or exchanged Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, by vertue of any Articles, or by vertue of any Composition, Indempnity or Exemption upon or in pursuance of any Articles, or of one Ordinance of His Highness the Lord Protector and his Council, dated the First day of August, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Indempnity to the English Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland; or by vertue of one other Ordinance of his said Highness and Council, dated the Second day of September, One thousand six hundred fifty four, Entituled, An Ordinance for Admitting Protestants in Ireland to Compound; which said Articles, and last mentioned Ordinances, and all Compositions made or to be made thereupon, or in the pursuance thereof, are hereby likewise Ratified and Confirmed, or by any or either of them.

Saving for persons who have been pardoned or admitted to compound.

And also saving to all other person and persons, who have been pardoned by his said Highness, or admitted to compound for his or their Estates in Ireland, the benefit of his and their respective Pardons and Compositions, any Law, Ordinance or Act of Parliament to the contrary notwithstanding.

This shall not prejudice any person to whom Lands have been given or granted by Act, Ordinance, or Order of Parliament, or his Highness and Council.

Provided alwaies, That this Act or any thing therein contained, shall not be prejudicial to any person or persons, their Heirs or Assignes, for any Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments, given or granted to him or them; or any in trust for him or them, or his or their Heirs, since the first day of November, One thousand six hundred fourty one, by or in pursuance of any Act or Acts, Ordinance or Ordinances, Order or Orders of Parliament, or of his Highness and Council, or either of them; but that every such person and persons, and his and their respective Heirs, or such as they are intrusted for, and their Heirs, shall and may have and enjoy all and every the said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments, according to the purport, true intent and meaning of all and every the said Acts, Ordinances and Orders respectively, any thing in this Act, or any other Act of Parliament to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

Provided alwaies, That this Act or any thing therein contained shall not settle upon any Officer, Souldier, or any other person, more then his or their first proportions and due allotments.

This shall not settle on any more then his proportion.; This shall not extend to confirm the Estate of Edward Dendy in Lands in the Barony of Slayn.

Provided alwaies, and be it hereby Declared, That nothing in this present Act contained, shall be construed or taken to Ratifie, Confirm, or Establish the Estate or Possession of Edward Dendy Serjeant at Arms, in any Mannors, Lands, Tenements or Hereditaments in the Barony of Slayn, in the County of East-Meath, in Ireland, against Sir John Barington Knight and Baronet, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir William Matham, Sir Richard Everard, Baronets; Sir William Waller, Sir Thomas Wharton, Sir Jacob Garret, Knights; Alexander Pym, Edward Turner, Esqs; William and John Arnold, or any others who were Adventurers for the reducing of the said Nation, by vertue of the Act made in the Seventeenth year of the late King Charl, and whose lots are fallen in the said Barony of Slayn, or against any of their Heirs or Assignes; but that they be left to their several Remedies and Proceedings for the making good of their Rights and Titles according to the Law.

This shall not extend to Lands allotted to any Adventurer within the ten Counties, except such Lands as have been compounded for by Protestants.

Provided alwaies, That neither this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to the prejudice of any Adventurer or Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, their or any of their Heirs or Assignes, nor to any Honors, Castles, Mannors, Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments in Ireland, that are granted, assigned, or duly set apart, allotted, or fallen by lot, according to the surveys and returns by which the same was made for or toward the satisfaction of the said Adventurers, their Heirs or Assignes, or any of them, within the moyety of the said Ten Counties assigned to the Adventurers, and within the County of Lowth (except the Barony of Atherdy) and except all such Lands and Hereditaments as are already duly compounded for by Protestants, within the said Ten Counties and County of Lowth, by vertue of the aforesaid Ordinances of his Highness and Council, of the First of August, and Second of September, One thousand six hundred fifty and four.