CELT document E703001-015

Ratification of Treaty of Limerick 1691/1692

King William of Orange

Edited by John T. Gilbert


Ratification of Treaty of Limerick 1691/1692


Gulielmus et Maria, Dei gratia Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae et Hiberniae rex et regina, Fidei defensores, etc. Omnibus ad quos praesentes literae nostrae pervenerint salutem: Inspeximus irrotulamentum quarundarum literarum patentium de confirmatione gerens datum apud Westmonasterium vicessimo quarto die Februarii ultimi praeteriti, in cancellaria nostra irrotulatum ac ibidem de recordo remanens in haec verba: William and Mary, by the grace of God, etc. To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. Whereas certain articles bearing date the third day of October last past, made and agreed on between our justices of our kingdom of Ireland and our general of our forces there, on the one part, and several officers there commanding within the city of Limerick, in our said kingdom, on the other part, whereby our said justices and general did undertake that we should ratify those articles within the space of eight months, or sooner, and use our utmost endeavours that the same should be ratified and confirmed in parliament; the tenor of which said articles is as follows, viz. See Treaty of Limerick.

And whereas the said city of Limerick had been since, in pursuance of the said articles, surrendered unto us; now know ye, that we, having considered of the said articles, are graciously pleased hereby to declare that we do for us, our heirs and successors, as far as in us lies, ratify and confirm the same and every clause, matter, and thing therein contained. And as to such parts thereof, for which an act of parliament shall be found to be necessary, we shall recommend the same to be made good by parliament, and shall give our royal assent to any bill or bills that shall be passed by our two houses of parliament to that purpose. And whereas it appears unto us that it was agreed between the parties to the said articles, that after the words Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Mayo, or any of them, in the second of the said articles, the words following, viz., “and all such as are under their protection in the said counties,” should be inserted, and be part of the said articles; which words having been casually omitted by the writer, the omission was not  p.314 discovered till after the said articles were signed, but was taken notice of before the second town was surrendered; and that our said justices and general, or one of them, did promise that the said clause should be made good, it being within the intention of the capitulation and inserted in the foul draught thereof, our further will and pleasure is, and we do hereby ratify and confirm the said omitted words, viz., “and all such as are under their protection in the said counties,” hereby for us, our heirs and successors, ordaining and declaring that all and every person and persons therein concerned shall and may have, receive and enjoy the benefit thereof, in such and the same manner as if the said words had been inserted in their proper place in the said second article; any omission, defect, or mistake in the said second article in anywise notwithstanding. Provided always, and our will and pleasure is, that these our letters patents shall be enrolled in our court of chancery in our said kingdom of Ireland within the space of one year next ensuing. In witness, etc., witness ourselves at Westminster, the twenty-fourth day of February, anno regni, regis et reginae Gulielmi et Mariae quarto 1691-2. Per breve de privato sigillo. Nos autem tenorem premissorum predictorum, ad requisitionem attornati generalis domini regis et dominae reginae pro regno Hiberniae, duximus exemplificandum per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium has literas nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Testibus nobis ipsis apud Westmonasterium, quinto die Aprilis, annoque regni nostri quarto 1692.


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Title (uniform): Ratification of Treaty of Limerick 1691/1692

Author: King William of Orange

Author: Queen Mary of Orange

Editor: John T. Gilbert

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2. Second draft.

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Date: 2005

Date: 2010

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  • The civil articles of Limerick exactly printed from the letters patents.

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‘Ratification of Treaty of Limerick 1691/1692’ (1971). In: A Jacobite narrative of the war in Ireland‍. Ed. by John T. Gilbert. (First published 1892). Shannon: Shannon University Press, pp. 313–314.

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  title 	 = {Ratification of Treaty of Limerick 1691/1692},
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Creation: by King William and Queen Mary of Orange

Date: 1692

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Keywords: political; prose; 17c; treaty; Limerick

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  1. 2010-05-03: Conversion script run, header updated; new wordcount made; file parsed; new SGML and HTML versions created. (ed. Beatrix Färber)
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  8. 2005-05: First proofing of the text; structural and some content markup applied. (ed. Janet Crawford, Co. Tipperary)
  9. 2005-05: Text scanned in. (text capture Benjamin Hazard)

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