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Article posted: April 15, 1998

From "Irish Pedigrees" by John O'Hart, vol 2

In Prendergast's "Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland", under the heading " Scheme for a Last and Permanent Conquest of Ireland, through a Society of Adventurers, he says: "According to the scheme of the Parliament for suppressing the Irish Rebellion (of 1641), 2.500,000 acres of Irish lands, to be forfeited, were offered as security to those who should advance moneys toward raising and paying a private army for subduing the rebels In Ireland. The moneys, instead of being paid into the King's exchequer, were to be paid to a committee, composed half of members of the House of Commons and half of subscribers to this joint fund, who were to nominate the general and the officers, the King having nothing to say to the force but to sign the officers' commissions. All the Irish saw that this army of Adventurers were coming, like the first invaders under Strongbow, to conquer estates for themselves and their employers, and therefore could not but oppose them for the sake of their wives and children, who must be deprived of their homes. They must therefore fight against England thus represented, and the King (Charles I.) be deprived of their aid. The King objected to the Act: It took away from him the power of pardoning the Irish; and he suggested that it must only render them desperate, which in truth was the very purpose of the Parliament, but he dared not refuse his assent. The measure was received in England as a triumph over the king and the Irish. The subscribers, or Adventurers as they were called, were to have estates and manors of one thousand acres given to them in Ireland at the following low rates: In Ulster for 200 pounds, in Connaught for 300, in Munster, for 100, and in Leinster for 600, and lands proportionately for less sums. The rates by the acre were four shillings is Ulster, six shillings in Connaught, eight shillings in Munster, and twelve shillings in Leinster. If this plan were carried out, it was to put an end for ever, according to Sir John Bulstrode Whitelock, the Speaker off the House of Commons to that long and bloody conflict foretold (with so much truth) by Giraldus Cambrensis. The work of Queen Elizabeth and James the First, it was said, would now be perfected. The Irish would now be rooted out by a new and overwhelming plantation of English: another England would speedily be found in Ireland; And that prophecy (by Giraldus Cambrensis), as old as the invasion, be proved false, that Ireland will not be conquered till just before the Day of Judgment."

As it was not until the 27th of September, 1653, that the Parliament were enabled to declare the Rebellion in Ireland subdued, and the war appeased and ended, it was only then that preparations were made for setting out lands in that country, in satisfaction of each Adventurer's subscription. Eleven years, however, had then elapsed since the first Act of Subscription in 1642, and some of the Adventurers were no doubt dead, while others of them had sold or assigned their Adventures; but each such Adventurer, or his or her Assignee, received lands in Ireland, equivalent in each case to the paid-up subscription.

It may be observed that some of the Adventurers were Irish, living in England, and some of them living in Ireland. The full name and address of each Adventurer is in Prendergast book; "Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland"; 2nd edition published in Dublin, 1922, by ....... ? .........

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Surnames of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, under the  
various Acts and Ordinances of Subscription; commencing with

the Act of 17 Charles I. chap. 33, A.D.1642, and ending in 1646;  
When all further subscription ceased:  
Adams            Banister          Birch             Brewer      
Addys            Banks             Bird              Brewster    
Ailster          Barber            Birkenhead        Brice       
Ailston          Barefoot          Bisby             Brickdell   
Alcock           Bareton           Bishop            Bridges     
Alcocke          Barg              Bishopp           Briggs

Alexander        Barker            Biskoe            Bright      
Alford           Barnaby           Blackborrow       Brightwell  
Allen            Barnard           Blacke            Brimley     
Allenson         Barnardiston      Blackwell         Brinley     
Allot            Barnes            Blagne            Briscoe     
Almery           Barrett           Blake             Brocket     
Almond           Barrington        Blakiston         Bromwich    
Allured          Barton            Blande            Brooke      
Ames             Barwicke          Blate             Broomer     
Amyos            Bassett           Blatt             Broughton   
Anderson         Bate              Blunsdon          Brouker     
Andrews          Bateman           Boate             Browne      
Anthony          Bayley            Boggest           Brunskell   
Archebold        Baynton           Boggeste          Bruster     
Arkins           Bayntun           Bond              Bryfield    
Armine           Beale             Bone              Buckland    
Arnold           Beamont           Bonner            Buller      
Arrundell        Beard             Bonnvyn           Bunce       
Ash              Beardolfe         Booke             Burcott     
Ashe             Beardolph         Bosfield          Burgess     
Ashley           Beck              Bosville          Burgis      
Ashton           Bedingfeild       Botterill         Burlace     
Ashurst          Bedingfield       Boughton          Burroughs   
Ashwell          Beighton          Boulton           Button      
Atkins           Belfeild          Bourcher          Bye         
Aunsley          Bell              Box               Bynce       
Ausley           Bellers           Boyce             Cacott      
Austin           Bence             Boynton           Cage        
Austrey          Bendigo           Boyse             Campbell    
Ayres            Bendish           Bradley           Camphield   
Ayscough         Bentley           Bradshaw          Cannockt    
Babb             Bernard           Braket            Canting     
Babington        Best              Branckstead       Carpenter   
Babbington       Betsworth         Brand             Carrill     
Baily            Bewley            Breakeing         Carter      
Bainford         Biddolph          Brenley           Carwithen   
Baker            Bidle             Brentley          Castle      
Ballam           Bdolph            Brereton          Catlin      
Ballard          Bigg              Brereton          Caulier     
Bancks           Biggs             Brett             Chamberlain

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Chambers         Crickmore         Dyke              Ffountain   
Chandler         Crispe            Eames             Ffountaine  
Chaveney         Croane            Earle             Ffowler     
Chaveny          Cromwell          East              Ffox        
Cheney           Crooke            Eastwicke         Ffrancis    
Cheny            Crossing          Eaton             Ffranklin    
Cheswick         Crow              Eden              Ffreeman     
Chewning         Crowley           Edlin             Ffrench      
Childe           Crowther          Edwards           Ffrere       
Chillingworth    Dabbe(Debbe)      Elderby           Ffyenns      
Clapham          Dacres            Eldersy           Fish         
Clapp            Daire             Eldred            Fisher       
Clare            Daniel            Elie              Fletcher     
Clarke           Darnely           Elliot            Foster       
Clay             Dashwood          Ellis             Francis      
Claydon          Davenport         Elliston          French       
Clement          Daves             Elinston          Galllle      
Clerke           Davey             Emes              Galton       
Clercke          Davis             Enderbe           Gardner      
Clifton          Davy              Evans             Garland      
Clotworthy       Dawes             Evelin            Garnall      
Clutterbuck      Dawson            Evillin           Garnar       
Clutterbucke     Day               Ewelin            Garner       
Cobb             Deards            Ewer              Garrard      
Cocke            Deathricke        Eyres             Garth        
Coish            Debbe(or Dabbe)   Farrington        Gastrell     
Colbron          Delany            Ffalder           Gay          
Colchester       Dennis            Ffane             Gearing      
Cole             Dent              Ffarmer           Gerrard      
Coleman          Deskeene          Ffarrington       Gethinge     
Coles            Diline            Ffarthing         Gibbs        
Collect          Dingley           Ffarwell          Giles        
Collins          Disney            Ffawne            Gill         
Collyer          Ditton            Ffeatherton       Gipps        
Combe            Dodd              Ffielde           Gitting      
Cooke            Dornelly          Ffenton           Gittings     
Coomb            Dover             Fferris           Glanvill     
Coombs           Dowleing          Ffewster          Goad         
Coop             Dowleingg         Ffigg             Goddard      
Cooper           Downe             Ffinch            Goddesden    
Corbet           Downing           Ffisher           Godfrey      
Corke            Dowse             Fisk              Godsden      
Cornish          Dowys             Ffiske            Gomesden     
Cory             Doyley            Ffissenden        Good         
Coulson          Drake             Fflasher          Goodard      
Cox              Draper            Fflesher          Goodier      
Coxon            Dringe            Ffletcher         Goodwin      
Coysh            Dryden            Ffoard            Goswell      
Crandley         Ducane            Ffolliot          Gouch        
Crawley          Duke              Ffoote            Gouge        
Cressy           Dun               Ffoster           Gouing       
Crew             Dupree            Ffoulkes          Gould        

                         Page 3.

Gower            Hazleburt         Hurste            Lazinley      
Gowrdon          Hazlerigg         Hussey            Leader        
Graant           Hearne            Hutchins          Leaver        
Grannow          Heathcocke        Hutchinson        Lee           
Grantham         Heathcott         Hyland            Leete    
Graves           Heathcotte        Ingram            Legatt   
Greenhill        Heather           lrens             Lenthall    
Greensmith       Heecocke          Isaacke           Levering    
Greenwell        Henly             Ivatt             Levit       
Gregson          Henman            Ivery             Lewellin    
Grocer           Henson            Jackson           Lewillin    
Grove            Herrage           Jacques           Lewin       
Gulson           Herring           Jaques            Lewis       
Gunston          Heveningham       Jeffryes          Liffkens    
Guxton           Hiccocke          Jenkins           Ligh        
Guy              Hickman           Jenner            Lincolne    
Haddilove        Higgens           Jenny             Ling        
Hale             Higgins           Jessen            Linge       
Hales            HIldesley         Johnson           Lipplate    
Hall             Hill              Jones             Lisle       
Hallows          Hinde             Jordan            Litle       
Hamon            Hippesley         Joseph            Litmaker    
Hampden          Hitchcocke        Jurin             Littleton   
Hampson          Hoare             Keddermister      Lloyd       
Hampston         Hobbert           Kendrick,         Locke       
Hardening        Hobson            Kendricke         Lockier     
Harding          Hodges            Kentish           Long        
Hardy            Hodgson           Keynes            Longe       
Harlnett         Hodilow           Kilby             Lordell     
Harmon           Holland           King              Lorrard     
Harrington       Holman            Kingston          Lorring     
Harris           Honnor            Kinnaye           Loton       
Harrison         Honnywood         Kircombe          Loughall    
Harryman         Hopping           Kirkham           Lound       
Harsnett         Hotchkis          Kittlebutler      Loupe       
Hart             Houghton          Knapp             Love        
Harte            House             Knight            Low         
Hartford         Howard            Knightley         Lucas       
Harvey           Howe              Knowles           Lumley      
Harvy            Howell            Lacey             Lunnery     
Harwell          Howlsted          Lacy              Lyon        
Hastings         Hoxton            Lacye,            Macomber    
Hatt             Hoyte             Lake              MacWorth    
Hatton           Hubbard           Lamb              Maherly     
Haughton         Hubbert           Lambell           Mallock     
Haule            Hublon            Lambelle          Maltas      
Haward           Hudson            Lambert           Malthies    
Hawell           Hughes            Lamott            Man         
Hawes            Hukins            Lane              Marlow      
Hawkes           Hull              Langham           Marriot     
Hawkins          Humphreys         Langley           Marryot     
Hayden           Hunt              Laughall          Marshall    
Hayes            Hunter            Lazingbye         Martin      

                         Page 4.

Martinere        Nicholl           Pettit            Rayment   
Mary             Nicholson         Peymoyer          Raymoun   
Masham           Nobbs             Pheasant          Read      
Massey           North             Phillips          Reade     
Mastall          Northcott         Pickering         Redferne  
Mathew           Norton            Piggott           Reene     
Matthew          Nosworthy         Pike              Regmerter

May              Nutkins           Pim               Reynold   
Maynard          O'Ffeild          Pinn              Reynolds  
Mayne            Officiall         Pinner            Richards      
Meade            Offley            Pitcher           Richardson    
Meare            Oldfield          Pitches           Ridges        
Measy            Onslow            Pitt              Risby         
Meggot           Onslowe           Pitts             Roach         
Melhuish         Orchard           Player            Robbins       
Mercer           Ottyer            Plucknett         Roberts       
Merideth         Overing           Polsted           Robins        
Merricke         Overton           Polsteed          Robrough      
Methould         Owen              Poole             Roch          
Michell          Owener            Popham            Rodbeard      
Micketwait       Owfeild           Pordage           Rogers        
Midleton         Packer            Porter            Role          
Miles            Page              Pott              Roswell       
Mileston         Paine             Potter            Roulston      
Miller           Palentine         Pots              Round         
Mills            Pallin            Poulter           Rovins        
Minor            Palmer            Powell            Row           
Mitchell         Panter            Prestley          Royley        
Molins           Pargiter          Prettie           Rumney        
Moody            Parker            Priaulke          Rushley       
Moore            Parkhurst         Price             Russell       
Morgan           Parret            Prince            Ruthhorne     
Morley           Parris            Pritey            Rutton        
Morall           Parry             Procter           Sadler        
Morris           Parsons           Pryer             Sallway       
Mortom           Partheridge       Puller            Salmon        
Mosia            Partridge         Pury              Sanders       
Mosyer           Pate              Pye               Sandon        
Mounson          Pay               Quiny             Sankey        
Mountagne        Payton            Radcliff          Scarlet       
Mountney         Peacock           Radcliffe         Scobell       
Moyer            Peacocke,         Raie              Scot          
Mumford          Peake             Rainsboro         Scott         
Munday           Pearce            Rainsboro         Seager        
Murdocke         Pearson           Rand              Seale         
Musgrave         Pecke             Randall           Sear          
Nettle           Pedder            Rendal            Seare         
Nettleship       Peers             Randolph          Searle        
Nethuish         Pennington        Ratcliff          Sedgewicke    
Newmam           Pennoyer          Ratcliffe         Seed          
Newton           Perket            Rathbrand         Seignejurall  
Newtowne         Perry             Rathwell          Shakespeare   

                         Page 5.

Shakspeare       Steele            Tiffen            Walter     
Sheafe           Steming           Tillaslye         Wardell    
Sheares          Stephenson        Tillett           Warner     
Sheffeild        St. Hill          Tilsley           Warren     
Shepcott         Stint             Tipping           Warring    
Sheppard         Stipe             Toft              Waterhouse

Sheppy           St. Jobn          Towne             Waters     
Shetbrooke       Stocke            Townesend         Waterton   
Sherlocke        Stoker            Townley           Watkins    
Shingler         Stone             Townsend          Watson     
Shortt           Story             Towse             Watts               
Shurtis          Stoughton         Trelawney         Weale               
Shute            Strange           Trenchard         Webb                
Shuttleworth     Stratton          Trinnlett         Webster             
Sibbs            Strickland        Trimlet           Weeks               
Sibley           Stroud            Triplett          Wells               
Silloby          Stubber           Trotman           Wenman              
Simpson          Stubbins          Tncker            West                
Skinner          Sturdy            Tuffenaile        Westrow             
Skippon          Sturmy            Tunbridge         Wharton             
Skrenshaw        Suelling          Turbington        Wheatley            
Skrimshawe       Sumner            Turgis            Whitcombe           
Sleigh           Summpter          Turlington        White               
Smiter           Sutton            Turner            Whitehall           
Smith            Swan              Tutty             Whiteing            
Snell            Sweete            Tyler             Whitekett           
Snelling         Swinnicke         Tym               Whitlock            
Snow             Swinnocke         Underwood         Whitston            
Soame            Symons            Valentine         Whittaker           
Solsted          Syntall           Vassal            Whittingham         
South            Tabor             Vaughan           Wilcox              
Sowden           Tarlton           Venner            Wilde               
Sparrow          Tarrant           Venor             Wildinge            
Speller          Tartle            Vernon            Wilkin              
Spenser          Taylor            Vickars           Willett             
Spring           Temple            Vincent           Williams            
Springer         Tenant            Viner             Willington          
Springett        Tendring          Voice             Willoughby          
Spurston         Terrill           Vye               Wilson              
Squire           Terry             Wade              Winkly              
Stackhouse       Thewel            Waggstaffe        Winspeare           
Staine           Thomas            Wagstaffe         Winstone            
Standish         Thompson          Walcott           Winewood            
Stane            Thornburie        Waldo             Witham              
Starkey          Thoroughgood      Waldoe            Withern             
Starky           Thorould          Wall              Wollaston           
Starr            Thorpe            Waller            Wolley              
Starrahirrs      Thrale            Wallin            Wood                
Staunton         Thibbs            Wallington        Woodcock            
Stedde           Tichburne         Wallis            Woodcocke           
Stedderman       Ticknee           Walmsley          Woodgate            

                         Page 6.

Woodhead         Woodward          Wright            Yeates

Woodhouse        Wolfe             Wyan              Young  
Woodley          Woolnough         Wymer             Younge

Woodruffe        Wormelayton       Yard   
Woods            Worth             Yates  
           From "Irish Pedigrees" by John O'Hart, vol 2

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