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John Wakefield listed as one of the "Forty Nine" officers granted land-Cromwell's army

John Wakefield listed as one of the "Forty Nine" officers granted land-Cromwell's army

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wakefield
From a listing in John O'Hart's "The Irish landed gentry when Cromwell came to Ireland" on page 372 begins a listing of the officers-on page 409 John Wakefield is listed. These officers are according to the book "Cromwell in Ireland, a history of Cromwell's Irish Campaign" by Denis Murphy pages 211-259-service June 1644-June 5, 1649-thus the name-"when the King (Charles II?) I assume Charles I was executed-returned from exile and with him came many officers who had been driven out of Ireland by Cromwell for their loyality-Protestant Royalist officers who had served the King before June 5, 1649 or the 49 Officers. By the Act of Settlement they were granted the lands that had been assigned by the Commonwealth for the '49 Arrears-an Act of Indemnity was passed 7th June 1654-on behalf of these officers-for their arrears they were granted land in Ireland. Are there any records in the British Empire for these officers? And were they were settled? Thanks, coetting57@hotmail.com

Re: John Wakefield listed as one of the "Forty Nine" officers granted land-Cromwell's army

Posted: 15 May 2013 9:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
The Books of survey and distribution show who were granted land after the Cromwellian wars- however they are not on line as far as I know. They are available in the National Library Dublin See this article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_of_survey_and_distributio...
Also
http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php
annclare

Re: John Wakefield listed as one of the "Forty Nine" officers granted land-Cromwell's army

Posted: 15 May 2013 12:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 May 2013 12:33PM GMT
Ann,
thanks for the information. I ran across some listings at this website: http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/cromwell_se... At this site is info for the survey done in Clare County and settlement-including listings for those who gave up lands to whom. And like I have found in my research there are listings for land held in trust for the '49 Officers for the '49 arrears. I wondered if any other county had put this online like Clare. It is also my undersanding for the 1649 Officers-Protestant Royalist against Cromwellian ideology-that it wss the Restoration Acts-under Charles II, I believe the act was in 1660 after he was restored that he recognized those who remained Loyal. I have found the British Calendars of State Papers concerning Ireland at openlibrary. The Public Records for Ireland were burnt so I assumed like for America-a colony at that time like Ireland-papers would be there. And they are. It is just going through all the Calendars and records at the National Archives in London. Thanks Cindy
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