Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New publication from the Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
The Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland (PHSI) has published The Scots in Ulster, their Denization and Naturalisation 1605-1634, a re-print of six pamphlets published by the historian Rev Dr David Stewart in the 1950s.
  • Part 1 is about the coming of the Scots to Ulster and the background to the grants of denization and naturalisation given to these Scots settlers to enable them to have the same rights and privileges in Ulster as Englishmen.
  • Parts 2 Names of those who received such grants: Counties Antrim, Armagh, Cavan and Donegal
  • Part 3 Names of those who received such grants:  Counties Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone.
  • Part 4 is an account of how Presbyterians fared in the years between 1636 and 1642.
  • Part 5 is a reprint of a pamphlet in the King’s Collection in the British Library describing the quelling of the 1641 Rising in the North of Ireland.
  • Part 6, also from manuscripts in the British Library, gives an account of the impact of the Rising on Londonderry city and of the taking of Mountjoy in 1642 by Colonel Clotworthy.
More details about the publication and its author, and an online purchase facility, can be found on the PHSI website.

The publication itself costs £5 and you can purchase a copy at the PHSI's offices at 26 College Green, Belfast BT7 1LN. If you can't collect in person, delivery of the publication to UK addresses costs £6 inclusive; to other EU addresses £8.50 inclusive; and £10 to addresses in the rest of the world.