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ture; and that no Difpofition or Grant made, or to be made of any fuch Debts, by Virtue of any Attainder, Outlawry, Fugacy, or other Forfeiture, fhall be of force; and this to be paffed as an Act in the next Parliament.
VII. Item, It is further concluded, accorded and agreed upon, and his Majefty is graciously pleased, that for the securing of the Estates or reputed Eftates of the Lords, Knights, Gentlemen and Freeholders, or reputed Freeholders, as well of Connaght, and County of Clare, or Country of Thomond, as of the Counties of Limerick and Tipperary, the fame to be fecured by Act of Parliament, according to the Intent of the 25th Article of the Graces granted in the fourth year of his Majesties Reign, the Tenor whereof for fo much as concerneth the fame, doth enfue in these words, viz. We are graciously pleased, that for the Inhabitants of Connaght and Country of Thomond and County of Clare, that their several Estates shall be confirmed unto them and their Heirs against us, and our Heirs and Succeffors, by Act to be paffed in the next Parliament to be holden in Ireland, to the end the same may never hereafter be brought into any further Question by Us, or our Heirs and Succeffors. In which Act of Parliament fo to be paffed, you are to take care that all Tenures in Capite, and all Rents and Services as are now due, or which ought to be answered unto us out of the said Lands and Premises, by any Letters Patents past thereof fince the first year of King HENRY the Eight, or found by any Office taken from the faid first year of King HENRY the VIII. until the 21st of July 1645. whereby our late dear Father, or any his Predeceffors actually received any Profit by Wardship, Liveries, Primer-feifins, Meafne Rates, Ousterlemains or Fines of Alienations without Licence, be again reserved unto us, our Heirs and Succeffors, and
all the rest of the Premises to be holden of our Caftle of Athlone by Knights Service, according to our faid late Fathers Letters, notwithstanding any Tenures in Capite found for Us by Office, fince the 21st of July 1615. and not appearing in any fuch Letters Patents, or Offices; within which Rule His Majefty is likewife graciously pleased, That the faid Lands in the Counties of Limerick and Tipperary be included, but to be held by fuch Rents and Tenures only, as they were in the fourth year of his Majefties Reign; provided always, that the faid Lords, Knights, Gentlemen and Freeholders of the faid Province of Connaght, County of Clare, and Country of Thomond, and Counties of Tipperary and Limerick, fhall have and enjoy the full Benefit of fuch Compofition and Agreement which shall be made with his moft Excellent Majesty, for the Court of Wards, Tenures, Refpits and Iffues of Homage, any Claufe in this Article to the contrary notwithstanding. And as for the Lands within the Counties of Kilkenny and Wickloe, unto which his Majefty was intituled by Offices, taken or found in the time of the Earl of Strafford's Government in this Kingdom, His Majefty is further graciously pleased, That the State thereof fhall be confidered in the next intended Parliament, where his Majesty will affent unto that which shall be just and honourable; and that the like Act of Limitation of his Majefties Titles, for the Security of the Eftates of his Subjects of this Kingdom be paffed in the said Parliament as was Enacted in the 21st year of his late Majefty King JAMES his Reign in
VIII. Item, It is further concluded, accorded and agreed upon, and his Majesty is further graciously pleased, that all Incapacities imposed upon the Natives of this Kingdom or any of them, as Natives, by any Act of Parliament, Provifos in Patents or other
wife, be taken away by Act to be paffed in the faid Parliament; and that they may be enabled to erect one or more Inns of Court in or near the City of Dublin or elsewhere, as shall be thought fit by his Majefties Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governour or Governours of this Kingdom for the time being; and in cafe the faid Inns of Court shall be erected before the first day of the next Parliament, then the fame fhall be in fuch Place as his Majesties Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governour or Governours of this Kingdom for the time being, by and with the Advice and Consent of the said Thomas Lord Viscount Dillon of Coftologh Lord Prefident of Connaght, Donnogh Lord Viscount Muskerry, Francis Lord Baron of Athunry, Alexander Mac Donnel Efquire, Sir Lucas Dillon Knight, Sir Nicholas Plunket Knight, Sir Richard Barnwall Baronet, Jeffery Brown, Donnogh O Callaghan, Tyrlah O Neile, Miles Reily, Gerrald Fennel Efquires, or any feven or more of them fhall think fit; and that fuch Students, Natives of this Kingdom, as shall be therein, may take and receive the usual Degrees accuftom'd in any Inns of Court, they taking the enfuing Oath; viz. I A. B. Do hereby acknowledg, profefs, testify and declare in Confcience before God and the World, that our Soveraign Lord King Charles is Lawful and Rightful King of this Realm, and of other his Majefties Dominions and Countries; and I will bear Faith and true Allegiance to his Majefty, and his Heirs and Succeffors, and him and them will defend to the utmost of my Power against all Confpiracies and Attempts whatsoever, which shall be made against his or their Crown and Dignity; and do my beft endeavour to difclofe and make known to his Majefty, his Heirs and Succeffors, or to the Lord Deputy, or other his Majefties Chief Governour or Governours for the time being, all Treafon or traiterous ConSpiracies which I shall know or hear to be intended
craig & bis Maje by or any of them. And I do make this Remigration and Achuwledgment heartily, willingly cud truly, upon the true Faith of a Christian; so help me God, &c. And his Majesty is further gracioufly pleated, that his Majesties Roman Catholic Subjects may erect and keep free Schools for Education of Youths in this Kingdom, any Law or Statute to the contrary notwith tanding; and that all the matters affented unto in this Article be paised as Acts of Parliament in the said next Parliament.
IX. Item, It is further concluded, accorded, and agreed upon, by and between the faid Parties, and his Majeity is graciously pleafed, that Places of Command, Honour, Profit and Trust in his Majesties Armies in this Kingdom thall be upon Perfection of these Articles actually and by particular Instances conferred upon his Roman Catholic Subjects of this Kingdom; and that upon the distribution, conferring and difpofing of the Places of Command, Honour, Profit and Trust in his Majesties Armies in this Kingdom, for the future no Difference fhall be made between the faid Roman Catholics, and other his Majesties Subjects; but that fuch Distribution fhall be made with equal Indifferency according to their respective Merits and Abilities: and that all his Majefties Subjects of this Kingdom, as well Roman Catholics as others, may for his Majefties Service and their own Security, arm themselves the best they may, wherin they shall have all fitting Incouragement. And it is further concluded, accorded and agreed upon, by and between the said Parties, and his Majefty is further graciously pleas'd; That Places of Command, Honour, Profit and Truft in the Civil Government in this Kingdom, shall be upon paffing of the Bills in thefe Articles mentioned in the next Parliament, actually and by particular Inftances conferred upon his Majefties Roman Catholic Subjects of this King
dom; and that in the diftribution, conferring and difpofal of the Places of Command, Honour, Profit and Truft in the Civil Government, for the future no Difference shall be made between the faid Roman Catholics, and other his Majesties Subjects, but that such Distribution shall be made with equal Indifferency, according to their respective Merits and Abilities; and that in the Distribution of Ministerial Offices or Places, which now are, or hereafter shall be void in this Kingdom, equality shall be us'd to the Roman Catholic Natives of this Kingdom, as to other his Majefties Subjects; and that the Command of Forts, Caftles, Garifon-Towns, and other Places of Importance of this Kingdom, shall be conferred upon His Majefties Roman Catholic Subjects of this Kingdom upon Perfection of these Articles actually and by particular Instances; and that in the distribution, conferring and difpofal of the Forts, Caftles, GarifonTowns, and other Places of Importance in this Kingdom, no difference shall be made between his Majefties Roman Catholic Subjects of this Kingdom, and other his Majesties Subjects, but that such distribution shall be made with equal Indifferency, according to their respective Merits and Abilities; and that until full Settlement in Parliament fifteen thousand Foot, and two thousand and five hundred Horfe of the Roman Catholics of this Kingdom shall be of the Standing Army of this Kingdom: And that until full Settlement in Parliament as aforefaid, the faid Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governour or Governours of this Kingdom for the time being, and the faid Thomas Lord Visc. Dillon of Coftologh Lord Prefident of Connaght, Donnogh Lord Vifc. Muskerry, Francis Lord Baron of Athunry, Alexander Mac Donnell Efq; Sir Lucas Dillon Kt. Sir Nicholas Plunket Kt. Sir Richard Barnwall Bar. Jeffery Brown, Donnogh O Callaghan, Tyrlah O Neile, Miles Reily and Gerrald Fen