AN ABSTRACT OF THE Bloody Massacre IN IRELAND.

Acted by the instigation of the Je­suits, Priests, and Friars, who were chief Promoters of those horrible Murthers; Prodigious Cruelties, barbarous Villanies, and inhumane Practices, executed by the Irish Pa­pists upon the English Protestants, in the Year 1641. And intended to have been acted over again, on Sab­bath Day, December the 9th 1688. But by the wonderful Providence of God was prevented.

To the Haters of Popery, by what Names or Titles soever digni­fied or distinguished.

THus 'twas of old, when Israel felt the Rod,
When they obey'd their Kings, and not their God
When they went whoring after other Lovers,
To worship Idols in new Planted Groves:
They made their Gods of Silver, Wood and Stone,
And bow'd and worship'd them when they had done.
And to compleat their Sins in every way,
They made'em things call'd Priests, Priests did Isay
A crew of Villants more prophane then they.
Hence sprung that Romish Crew, first spawn'd in hell,
Who now in Viee their Pedagogues excell:
Their Church consists of vicious Popes, the rest
Are whoring Nuns and bawdy buggering Priests.
A Noble Church! dawb'd with Religious Paint,
Each Priest's a Stalion, every Rogue's a Saint.
Come you that loath this Brood, this Murdering Crew;
Your Predecessors well their mercies knew.
Take Courage now, and be both bold and wise?
Stand for your Laws, Religion, Liberties:
You have the Odds, the Law is still your own,
They're but your Traitors, therefore pull'em down.
They struck with Fear, seek to destroy your Laws,
They're raving mad, you see they fix their Paws;
Because from them they fear their fatal Fall,
And by those Laws, they know you'll hang'em all.
Then keep your Laws, the Penal, and the rest,
And give your Lives up, e're you give the Test.
And thou great Church of England hold thy own,
Force you they may, otherwise give up none;
Robbers and Thieves must count for what thiy've done
Let all thy mighty Pillars now appear
Zealous and brave, void both of Hate and Fear,
That Popish Fops may Grin, Lye, Cheat and Whine?
And curse their Faith, while all admire thine.
And thou brave Oxford, Cambridge and the rest,
Great Hough and Fairfax, that durst Beard the beast
Let all the Just with Thanks record their Name;
O standing Pillars of Immortal Fame!

Let God arise, and his Enemies Perish.

The Hierogliphick, being a Synop­sis of the whole Year, by way of Conclusion.

COme Painter, take a Prospect from this Hill,
And on a well-spread Canvas shew thy Skill;
Draw all in Colours, as they shall appear,
And as they in Merit place 'em there.
Draw, as the Heraulds do, a spacious Field,
And as directed, so let them be fill'd.
First, Draw a Popish Army brisk and gay;
Fighting, and beat, destroy'd and run away.
Then draw a Hearse, and let it stand in view,
The Mourners more, far more then they're in shew
Cursing their Fate, their Stars, and in this Fear,
Shew if thou can'st, how these damn'd Sots prepare
To run, or stay, and Sculk in Holes alone,
By them this Motto, Gallows claim thy own.
Now to the Life, let thy brick pencil shew
Distinctly, who they are, and what's their due.
Now draw a Croud of priests prepar'd to run,
Like broken Mirchants when their stocks are gone,
Some howling out their prayers forget and say;
Save us St. Ketch, are all our Saints away?
Draw 'em in Hurry, running to and fro,
Posting to Dover, Portsmouth, Tyburn too
Next draw a Crow'd of Lords this Label by,
The Great Design is lost. Alas! they cry
Who'd serve a Cause of such curst destiny?
Now draw Four Priests, shew how they Rome adore,
And each Man's Scarf hang to be seen before.
T [...] brace of Bishops fallen to dispair,
Arm'd Cap-a-Pe, but going God knows where.
Now shew the Judges, and with them thy Skill,
That all who see it done may say, 'tis well.
In Caps and Gowns, as they in order sate,
'Twixt Heaven and Earth do thou 'em elevate,
Their Learned Noddles can dispence with that.
Now draw the little Rogues, the Scoundrel Crew,
Knights, Knaves, and Beggars they must have their due
Gadbury, Butler, Ay, and Roger too.
Amidst this Croud, on a fit Spot of Land,
To crown the work, let a large Gallows stand;
All Trembling by, arm'd with Guilt and Fears,
Kneel to this Image, and pour out their Prayers.

And then dye by Association.

An Abstract of the bloody Massacre in Ireland, by the Instigation of the Jesuits, Priests and Friars, &c.

WHen their Plots were ripe for Execution, we find their first Proceedings against the English various; some of the Irish only strip­ping and expelling them; others murthering Men, Women and Children without Mercy; all resolving universally to root out all ye Protestants out of Ireland; so deeply malicious were they a­gainst the English Protestants, that they would not so much as endure the sound of their Language.

The Priests gave the Sacrament unto divers of the Irish, upon condition they should neither spare Man, Woman, nor Child of the Protestants. One Halligan a Priest, read an Excommunication against all those, that from henceforth should re­lieve or harbour any English, Scotish or Welch-man, or give them Alms, whereby many were famished to death. The Friars exhorted them with Tears, not to spare any of the English; they boasted, that when they had destroyed them in Ireland, they would go over into England, and not leave the Memorial of an English Man under Heaven.

They openly professed, that they held it as lawful to kill a Protestant as to kill a Dog. One of their Priests said, That it was no more pity to [Page 7]take their Lives from them, then it is to take a Bone out of a dogs Mouth.

The Day before this Massacre began; the Priests gave the People a Dismiss at Mass with liberty to go out, and take Possession of all their Lands, as also to strip, rob and despoil them of all their Goods and Cattle; the Protestants being, as they told them, worse then Dogs, for they were Devils, and therefore the Killing of such was a Meritorious Act, and a rare Preservative against the Pains of Purgatory; and this causeth some of these Murtherers to boast, after they had slain many of the English, that they knew, that if they should die presently, they should go straight to Heaven.

The Irish, when the Massacre began, perswad­ed many of their Protestants Neighbours to bring their Goods to them, and they would secure them, and hereby they got abundance peaceably into their Hands, whereof they cheated the Protestants refusing to restore them again; yet so confident were the Protestants at first of them, that they gave them Inventories of all they had, and dig­ged up their best things that were hidden in the Ground, and deposited them into their Custody. They also got much into their Hands by fair Promises, deep Oaths and Engagements, that if they would deliver them their Goods, they would suffer them, with their Wives and Children, quietly to depart the Countrey; and when they had got what they could, they afterwards mur­thered them.

Having thus seized upon their Goods and Cat­tle, ransackt their Houses, got their Persons, stript [Page 8]Man Woman, and Child naked, and so turned them out of doors, strictly prohibiting the Irish under great penalties, not to give them any re­lief; by means hereof many miserably perisht through cold, nakedness and hunger.

In the Town of Coleraine, many of these poor people that fled thither for succour, many thou­sands dyed in two days, so that the living could not bury the dead, but laid their Carcasses in ranks in waste and wide holes, speling them up, as if they had been Herrings.

One Magdalen Redman deposeth; that she, and divers other Protestants, among whom were two and twenty Widows, were first robbed, and then stript naked, and when they had covered them­selves with straw, the bloody Papists threw in burning straw among them, on purpose to burn them; then they drove them out into the Woods in Frost and Snow, where many of them dyed with extream cold, and those that survived, lived miserably by reason of their many wants.

Yet though these bloody Villains exercised such inhumane cruelties towards the poor Pro­testants, they would commonly boast, That these were bu [...] the beginning of their sorrows, for indeed they made it good; for having disarmed the English, robbed them of their goods, stript them of their cloathes, and having their persons in their power, they furiously broke out into all manner of abominable Cruelties, horrid Massacres, and execrable Murders.

For there were multitudes murdered in cold blood, some as they were at Plough, others in their Houses, others in the high ways; all without [Page 9]any provocation, were suddently destroyed.

In the Castle of Lisgool, were about one hund­red and fifty Men, Women and Children consum­ed with fire. At the Castle of Tullah, which was delivered to Mac Guire, upon composition, and faithful promises of fair quarter, as soon as he and his entred, they began to strip the People, and most cruelly put them to the Sword, mur­dering them all without mercy.

At Lissanskeach, they hanged and killed above one hundred of the Scottish Protestants. In the Counties of Armagh and Tyrone, where the Pro­testants were more numorous, their murthers were more multiplied, and with greater cruelty.

Mac Guire coming to the Castel of Lissanskeach desired to speak with Mr. Middleton, who admit­ted him in, he first burnt the Records of the County, then demanded One thousand pounds, which was in his custody of Sir William Balfores, which as soon as he had, he caused Mr. Middle­ton to hear Mass, and to swear that he would never alter from it, and then hanged him up with his Wife and Children: hanging and murthering above one hundred persons besides in that place.

At Poradown Bridge, there were one thousand Men, Women and Children, carried in several Companies, and all unmercifully drowned in the River. Yea in that Country there were one thousand persons drowned in several places.

In one place an hundred and forty English were taken and driven like Cattle for many miles to­gether, other companies they carried out to a place fit for execution, and then murthered them. One hundred and fifteen Men, Women and [Page 10]Children, they sent with Sir Philem Onea [...] pass till they came to Portadown Bridge, an [...] there drowned them.

At another time one hundred and forty Pr [...] ­testants being thrown in at the same place, as any of them swom to the Shore, the bloody Villai [...] with the But-end of their Muskets knockt o [...] their brains.

At Ardmagh O Cane got together all the Prote­stants thereabouts, pretending to conduct them to Coleraine; but before they were a days journey they were all murthered, and so were many other though they had Protections from Sir Philemy O [...] aneal. The Aged people in Ardmagh were carri­ed to Charlemont, and there murthered.

Presently after, the Town of Ardmagh was burnt, and five hundred persons murthered and drowned. In Killoman, were forty eight fami­lies murthered, in one house twenty two Prote­stants were burned. In Kilmore all the inhabitants were stript and Massacred, being two hundred families: the whole Countrey was a common Butchery; many thousands perished by sword famine, fire, water, and other cruel deaths tha [...] rage and malice could invent.

At Casel they put all the Protestants into a loath some Dungeon, kept them twelve weeks in gr [...] misery: Some they barbarously mangled, and left them languishing; some they hanged up twice or thrice, others they buried alive.

In Queens County, an English man, and his wife five Children and a Maid, were all hange [...] together. At Clownish, seventeen men were burie [...] alive; some were wounded, and hanged upon [Page 11]Tenter-hooks. In Castle Cumber, two Boys wounded, and hung upon Butchers Tenters. Some hanged up, and taken down to confess money, and then Murthered. Some had their Bellies ript up, and so left with their Guts about their heels.

In Kilkenny, an English Woman beaten into a ditch where she died; her Child about six years old, they ript up her belly, and let out her Guts. One they forced to Mass, then they wounded him, ript his Belly, took out his Guts, and so left him alive.

A Scotish man they stript, and hewed to pieces, ript up his wifes belly so that her Child dropt out; many other Women they hung up with Child, ript their bellies, and let their infants fall out; some of the Children they gave to Dogs.

In the Country of Ardmagh, they robbed, strip­ped, and murdered abundance of Protestants, whereof some they burned, some they slew with the Sword, some they hanged, some they starv­ed to death; and meeting Mistress Howard, and Mistress Frankland with six of their Children, and themselves both with Child, they murdered them all, ript open the Gentlewomens Bellies, took out their Children and threw them into a ditch. A young Scotish Womans Child they took by the heels, and dasht out its brains a­gainst a Tree; the like they did to many other Children.

Ann Hill going with a young Child on her back and four more by her side, they pulled the Child off her back, trode on it till it dyed, stripped her [Page 12]and the other four Children naked, whereby they dyed of cold.

Some others they met with, hanged them u [...] upon a Windmil, and before they were half dea [...] cut them in pieces with their Skeins.

Many other Protestants, especially Women an [...] Children, they pricked and stabbed with Skein [...] Forks, and Swords, slashing, cutting, and mang­ling them in their Heads, but left them wallow­ing in their own blood, to languish, starve and pine to death.

The Castle of Lisgoole, being set on fire by these merciless Papists; a Woman leapt out at a Win­dow to save her self from burning, whom they presently murthered; many fled to Vaults and Celars, where they were all murthered. One Joan Addit they stabbed, and then put her Child of a quarter old to her Breast, and bid it Suck English Bastard, and so left it to perish.

One Mary Barlow had her husband hanged, her self with six Children stript naked, in Frost and Snow, after which, sheltring themselves in a Cave; they had nothing there to eat for three weeks, but two old Galf skins, which they beat with stones, and so eat them hair and all.

In the cold weather, many thousands of Prote­stants of all ranks, ages, and Sexes, being turned out naked, perished of cold and hunger; thousands of others were drowned, cast into Ditches, Bogs, and Turf-pits: multitudes miserably burnt in houses; some that lay sick of Feavers they hang­ed up; some Men, Women, and Children they drove into Boggy Pits, and knock't them on the heads.

Some Aged Men and Women these barbarous [...]aeipsts enforced their own children to drown them; yea some Children were compelled un­naturally to execute their own Parents, Wives forced to hang their own Husbands, & Mothers to cast their own Children into the Waters, after which themselves were murthered. In Sligo, they forced a young man to kill his Father, and then hanged him up, in another place they forced a Woman to kill her husband, then caused her Son to kill her, and then hanged the Son: yea such was their malice against the English, that they [...]aught their Children to kill English Children.

The Irish Women that followed the camp, cryed out, Kill them all, spare neither Man, Woman, nor Child. They took the Child of Thomas Sorattan, being about twelve years old, and boiled him in a Cauldron. One good wife Lin, and her Daugh­ter, they carried into a Wood, first hanged the Mother, and then the Daughter in the hair of her Mothers head.

In some places they plucked out the eyes, and cut off the hands of the Protestants, and turned them into the Fields, where they perished. The Wo­men in some places, stoned the English Women and Children to death. One man they shot through his thighs, digged a hole in the ground, set him in upon his feet, fill'd up the hole, left out only his head, where he languished to death. Ano­ther man they held his feet in the fire till he was burnt to death.

In Munster, they hanged up many Ministers in a most barbarous manner. One Minister they stripped naked and drove him through the Town, [Page 14]pricking him with Darts and Rapiers, till he se [...] down dead.

These barbarous Villains vowed, That if a [...] Parents digged Graves to bury their Children i [...] they should be buried therein themselves. They strip­ped one William Loverdon naked, then killed hi [...] before his Wife and Children. Divers Ministe [...] bones that had been buried some years before the digged up, because they were, as they say, Pa­trons of Heresie.

Poor Children that went out into the field to eat weeds and grass, they killed without a pity.

A poor Woman whose husband was taken by them, went to them with two Children at [...] feet, and one at her breast, hoping to beg he husband, but they slew her and her sucking Child brake the neck of another, and the third hardly escaped; and all this wickedness they exercise upon the English, without any provocation giv­en them. Alas who can comprehend the fear terrors, anguish and bitterness, and perplexity that siezed upon the poor Protestants, finding them selves so suddently surprized without remedy and wrapt up in all kind of outward miser [...] which could possibly by man be inflicted on hu­mane creatures? What sighs and groans, trembli [...] and astonishment, what skrieks, cries, and bitt [...] lamentations of wives, Children, Servants a [...] Friends, howling and weeping, finding them­selves without all hope of deliverance from their present miseries. How inexorable were their barbarous Torments, that compassed them in on every side, withour all bowels of compassion, or [Page 15]the least commiseration or pity; yea they boast­ [...] upon their success, That the day was their own, [...]d that e're long they would not leave one Protestant [...]gue living, but would utterly destroy every one [...]at had a drop of English Blood in them. There Women crying out, Slay them all, the English [...]e fit meat for Dogs, and their Children are [...]stards.

These merciless Papists having set a Castle on [...]re, wherein were many Protestants, they rejoic­ [...]ng said, O how sweetly do they fry!

At Killkenny, when they had committed many [...]ruel murthers, they brought seven Protestants [...]eads, on the head of a reverend Minister, all which they set upon the Market-cross, on a Market day, triumphing, flashing and mangling them; they put a gag in the Ministers mouth, sit up his cheeks to his ears and laid a leaf of a [...]ible upon it, and bid him preach, for his mouth was wide enough.

At Kilmore, they put many Protestants, Men Women, and Children into a thatched house, and there burnt them. They threw Mrs. Maxwell in­to the river when in labour, the child being half born when the mother was drowned.

In one place they burnt two Protestants Bibles, and then said, It was Hell fire they burnt. Other Bibles, they took, cut in pieces, and then burnt them, saying, they would do the like to all Puritan Bibles. They took the Bible of a Minister, call­ed Mr. Edward Slack, and opening it, they laid [...] in a Puddle of Water, and then stamped upon [...], saying, A Plague on in it, this Bible hath [...]red all the Quarrel.

At Glastow, a Priest, with some others, [...] about forty English and Scotish Protestants [...] reconciled to the Church of Rome, and then [...] them, They were in a good Faith, and for fear [...] should fall from it, and turn Heriticks, he w [...] his Companions presently cut all their Throats.

In the County of Tipperary, near the S [...] Works, some of these barbarous Papists met w [...] eleven English-Men, ten Women, some Children whom they first stript, and then with Sto [...] Pole-axes, Skeins, Swords, &c. they most [...] barously Massacred them all.

In the County of Mayo, about sixty [...] ­testants whereof fifteen were Ministers, [...] upon covenant to be safely conveyed to Gal [...] by one Edmund Burk, and his Souldiers; [...] by the way, this Burk and his Company be [...] to massacre these poor Protestants, some they [...] to death, some they stab'd with Skeins, so they thrust through with their Pikes, some th [...] drowned; the Women they stript naked, [...] lying upon their Husbands to save them, w [...] run through with Pikes, so that very few [...] them escaped with Life.

In the Town of Sligo, forty Protestants [...] stript and locked up in a Cellar, and about M [...] night, a Butcher provided for the purpose, [...] sent in among them, who with his Ax butche [...] them all.

In Tyrawly, thirty or forty English, who [...] yielded to go to Mass, were put to their Choi [...] whether they would die by the Sword, or be drowne [...] they chose the latter; and so being driven to the Sea-side, these barbarous Villains, with the [...] [Page 17]naked Swords, forced them into the Sea; the Mothers, with their Children in their Arms; wading to the Chin: were overcome by the Waves, where they all perished.

The Son of Mr. Montgomery a Minister, aged about fifteen years, met with his School-master, withdrew his Skein at him, whereupon the Boy said Good Master whip me as much as you will, but do not kill me. Yet this merciless Tiger barbarously murthered him without all pity.

In the Town of Sligo, all the Protestants were first robbed of their Estates, then cast into Goal, and about Mid-night were all stript naked, and were there most cruelly and barbarously murther­ed with Swords, Axes, Skeins, &c. some of them being Women great with Child, their In­fants thrust out their Arms and Legs at their wounds, after which execrable Murthers these Hell hounds laid the dead naked Bodies of the Men upon the naked Bodies of the women, in a most immodest Posture, where they left them till the next day to be looked upon by the Irish, who beheld it with great delight. Also Isabel Beard, great with Child, hearing the lamentable Cries of those that were murthering, ran out into the Streets, where she was murthered, and the next day was found with the Child's feet coming out of the Wounds in her sides; many others were murthered in the Houses and Streets.

About Dungannon, were three hundred and six­teen Protestants in the like barbarous manner murthered: about Charlemont, above four hund­red: about Tyrone two hundred and six.

One Mac Crew, murthered thirty one in one Morning.

Two young Villains murthered 140. poor [...] men and Children that could make no resistance. An Irish Woman, with her own Hands, mu [...] ­thered forty five.

At Portadown Bridge, were drowned above three hundred. At Lawgh were drowned above two hundred in one day. In the Parish of Kil­lamen, there were murthered one thousand and two hundred Protestants.

Many young Children they cut in Quarters; eighteen Scottish Infants they hanged upon Clo­thiers Tenterhooks; one fat Man they mur­thered and made Candles of his Grease; another Scottish Man, they ript up his Belly, took one end of his small Guts, tied it to a Tree, and forced him round about it, till they had drawn them all out of his Body, saying, That they would try whether a Dogs or a Scottish Mans Gu [...]s were the longest.

By the Command of Sir Philem O Neal; Mr. James Maxwel was drawn out of his Bed-being sick of a Fever, and murthered his Wife being in Child-birth, the Child being half born, they stript naked, drove her about a flight shot, and drowned her in the black Water; the like, or worse, they did to another English Woman in the same Town. One Mr. Watson they reasted alive. A Scottish Woman great with Child, they ript up her Belly, cut the Child out of her Womb, and so left it crawling on her Body.

Mr. Starkey, Schoolmaster at Ardmagh, being above one hundred years old, they stript him naked, then took his two daughters, being Virgins, whom they also stript naked, and then forced [Page 19]them to lead their aged Father to a Turs-pit, where they drowned them all three.

To one Henry Cowel a gallant Gentleman, they proffered his life, if he would marry one of their Trully; or go to Mass; but he chose death rather then to consent to either.

Many of the Protestants they buried alive, so­lacing themselves, whilst they were digging down old ditches upon them.

They brake the back bone of a Youth, and left him in the Fields; some days after he was found, having eaten the grass round about him: neither then would they kill him out-right, but removed him to better Pasture, wherein was fulfilled that saying, The tender mercies of the wicked are cruelty.

In the County of Antrim, they murthered nine hundred fifty four Protestants in one Morning: and afterwards about twelve hundred more in that County near Lisnegarvy, they forced twenty four Protestants into a House, and burnt them all.

Sir Philem O Neal boasted, that he had slain above six hundred at Garvah, and that he had left neither Man, Woman nor Child alive in the Barony of Munterlong. In other places he murthered above two thousand Persons in their houses, so that many houses were filled with dead bodies.

Above twelve thousand were slain in the high­ways, as they fled towards Down. Many died of Famine, many died for want of Cloaths being stript naked in a cold season; some thousands were drowned, so that in the Province of Ulster, there were about one hundred and fifty thousand [Page 20]murthered by sundry kinds of torments and deaths.

The Popish English were no whit inferiour, yea rather exceeded ye natural Irish in their cruel­ty against the Protestants that lived amongst them, within the Pale; being not satisfied with their Blood till they had seen the last drop thereof.

Ann Kinnard testified, That fifteen Protestants being Imprisoned, and their Feet in the Stocks, a Popish boy being not above fourteen years old, slew them all in one night with his Skein.

An English Woman, who was newly delivered of two Children, some of these Villains violently compelled her, in her great pain and sickness, to rise out of her Bed, and took one of the In­fants that was living and dashed his Brains a­gainst the Stones, and then threw him into the River of Barrow; The like they did by many other Infants. Many others they hanged up with­out all pity.

The Lord Mont Garret, caused divers English Souldiers, that he had taken about Kilkenny, to be hanged, hardly suffering them to pray before their death.

One Fitz Patrick, an Irish Papist, enticed a rich Merchant that was a Protestant, to bring all his Goods to his house, promising safely to keep them, and to re-deliver them to him; but when he had gotten them into his possession, he took the Merchant and his Wife and hanged them both, The like they did by divers others. Some English mens heads they cut off, and carried them to Kilkenny, and on the Market-day set them on the Cross; where many, especially the Women [Page 21]stab'd, cut and slash'd them.

A poor Protestant Woman with her two Child­ren, going to Kilkenny, these bloody miscreants baited them with dogs, stabbed them with skeins, and pulled out the Guts of one of the Children, whereby they died; and not far off they took divers Men, Women, and Children, and hanged them up; one of the Women being great with Child, they ripped up her Belly as she hanged, so that the Child fell out in the Cawl alive. Some after they were hanged, they drew up and down till their bowels were torn out.

How many thousands of Protestants were thus inhumanely butchered by sundry kinds of deaths, we cannot ascertain.

In the Province of Ulster, we find about 150000. murthered, as before; what the number of the slain was in the three other Provinces, I find not upon Record, but certainly it was very great, for you have these passages in a general Remon­strance, of the distressed Protestants in the Pro­vince of Munster, We may (say they) compare our woe to the saddest Parallel of any Story, Our Churches are prophanded by Sacrifices to Idols; Our Habitations are become ruinous heaps; No quality Age or Sex, priviledged from Massacre, and ling­ring deaths, by being robbed, stript naked, and so exposed to cold and famine, The famished Infants of murthered Parents swarm in our Streets, and for want of food, perish before our faces &c. And all this cruelty that is exercised upon us, we know not for what cause, offence, or seeming provocation it is inflicted on us, (sin excepted) saving that we were Protestants, &c. Who can make it ma­nifest, [Page 22]that the depopulations in this Province [...] Munster do well near equal those of the whol [...] Kingdom.

And thus in part you have heard of the mer­ciless cruelties which the bloody Papists exercised towards the Protestants: Let us now consider at least, some of God's Judgments upon the Irish whereby he hath not left the Innocent blood [...] His Servants to be altogether unrevenged.

These bloody Hell-hounds, themselves con­fessed, That the Ghost of divers of the Protestants which they had drowned at Portadown Bridg [...] were daily seen to walk upon the River, some­times singing of Psalms, sometimes brandishin [...] naked Swords, sometimes shreeking in a mo [...] hideous & fearful manner. So yt many of ye P [...] ­pish Irish which dwelt thereabouts, being affrig [...] ­ted therewith were forced to remove their H [...] ­bitations further off into the Country.

Katrine Cook testified upon Oath, That wh [...] the Irish had barbarously drowned one hundred and eighty Protestant Men, Women, and Child­ren, at Portadown Bridge; about nine days [...] she saw apparition of a Man bolt upright in [...] River, standing brest high, with his hands li [...] up to Heaven; and continued in that Postu [...] from December to the end of Lent, at which ti [...] some of the English Army passing that way, sa [...] it also, after which it vanished away.

Elizabeth Price, testified upon Oath, That [...] and other Women, whose Husbands and Children were drowned in that place, hearing of the [...] Apparitions; went thither one evening, at whic [...] time thy saw one like a Woman rise out of th [...] [Page 23]River, brest high, her hair hanging down, which with her Skin, was as white as Snow, often crying out, Revenge, Revenge Revenge, which so affrighted them, that they went their way. Divers Protestants were thrown into the River of Belterbert, and when any of them offered to swim to the Land, they were knocked on the head with Poles after which their Bodies were not seen of six weeks; but after the end thereof the murtherers coming again that way, the bodies came floating up to the very Bridge where they were.

Sir Con Mac Gennis with his Company slew Mr. Turge, Minister of Newry with divers other Protestants, after which the said Mac Ginnis was so affrighted with the Apprehension of the said Mr. Turge his being continually in his presence, that he commanded his Souldiers not to slay any more of them, but such at should be slain in battle.

A young Woman being stript naked there came [...] Rogue to her, bidding her Give him her money, or he would run her through with his Sword. Her answer was, You cannot kill me except God give you leave; Whereupon he ran three times at her [...]aked body with his drawn Sword, and yet never pierced her Skin, whereat he being con­sounded went his way and left her. This was [...]tested by Divers Women that were Present and saw it.

As for the Protestant Ministers whom they surprized, their manner was first to strip them, and after bind them to a Tree or Post, where they pleased, and then to ravish their Wives [Page 24]and Daughters before their faces (in sight of their merciless rable) with the basest Villa [...] they could pick out, after they hanged up th [...] Husbands and Parents before their faces, a [...] then cut them down before they were half d [...] then quarter'd them, after dismember'd the and stopped their mouths therewith.

They basely abused one Mr. Trafford, a M [...] ­ster in the North of Ireland, who being assa [...] by these bloody Wolves of Romes brood [...] know not God, nor any bowels of mercy. T [...] distressed Minister desired but so much time to call upon God, before he went out of World: but these merciless wretches would mit no time, but instantly fell upon him, [...] and hewed him to Pieces.

Sir Barck Dunstan's Wife ravished before [...] flew his Servants, spurned his Children till [...] dyed, bound him with a Match to a board [...] his eyes burst out, cut off his ears and nose, [...] ­ed off both his cheeks, after cut off his arms legs, cut out his tongue, and after run a re [...] Iron into him. These Particulars with [...] more were Attested before the Commissioners pointed for that purpose.

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