The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland. London: Longman, 1865. First Edition. Pp, Lxxiv, 304, uncut. Frontispiece folded map of Ireland. Publisher's green cloth, title lettered in gilt to spine, with armorial emblem on upper cover. Light shelf wear and repair to boards, new endpapers, otherwise a very good copy.
The first and seminal work in this area, following the conquest by Oliver Cromwell in 1652. His goal at that time was to move all Irish into the barren province of Connaught and settle the rest of Ireland with loyal Englishmen. This book is the story of the events leading up to and including this mass movement of people. The book describes in vivid detail stories of the evictees, including those of rank, title and English blood as in the case of Lady Dunsany. The book gives in detail accounts of the clearing of the land, the exceptions, the transplanters certificates, and the court processes that went along with the moving of a large number of people.