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under the French king, to surprise the king, L. C. J. How long ago was that ? dom and settle the popish religion ; and then I Wyer. The 1st of February, 1679. The should be restored to my estate.

2nd and last of it was in July and November last. L. C. J. Who told you this?

L. C. J. And this was to bring in the money? Wyer. Captajn O'Neal. And in the mean Wyer. Yes, to supply the French army. while, says he, I hear Dr. Plunket is the only And that there was no better time than during man intrusted in Ireland to make these prepa- his imprisonment, and they should not be so rations, and get things ready against the much suspected. French king's coming, who is to land ai Car- L. C. J. And these mandates you have seen lingford.

under his hand. Àti. Gen. How often were you in the Wyer. Yes, I have, my lord. Doctor's company ?-Wyer. Not very often. Ait. Gen. What do you know of his sum

Plunket. I never saw him with my eyes moning or issuing out these warrants for lists before in my life.

of men ? Wyer. I have seen him in the priory the Wyer. I have not seen any of the warrants; first year that he came over to Ireland ; and but the priests have told me they were comyou know the meetings held at George Blyke's manded by his warrants to let him know how house in the Fives, and I have seen him in his many there were in all their parishes from sixown house.

teen to sixty. Justice Dolben. How came you to know Alt. Gen. You say you never saw the anthe prisoner's hand ?

dates ? Wyer. Because I was well acquainted with Wyer. No, I did not. his hand, seeing his hand among the priests. Serj. Jefferies. What do you know about the

Justice Dolben. Did you ever see him write ? prisoner's viewing the ports ?

Wyer. Yes, in the priory, and in bis own Wyer. I have seen him going about from house.

port to port, to Derry, to Carricfergus, Casily. Justice Dolben. How often ?

Down, and Carlingford, and all about. Wyer. Not otten.

Serj. Jeffenes. When he went to take a view Justice Dolben. How often ?

of those ports, can you tell to what purpose Wuer. Ten or a dozen times. I should did it? know his hand from all the writing in London, Wyer. Yes, I beard it

the church,

among if it were among never so many. "Let me but that he went on purpose to view the sia ports, see it, I will know it.

to know the strength of all tlie garrisons, and L. C. J. Have you ever heard him own to see which was the most convenient way to himself primate?

bring in the French army. Iyer. Yes, my lord he writes himself Serj. Jefferies. Did you ever speak with the * Overus Armicanus, Primas et Metropoli- prisoner at the bar about his going? tanus totius Hiberniæ," that is his stile.

Wyer. No. L. C.J. Who did he say made him primate ? Serj. Jefferies. What place did he pitch on as Wyer. The pope, my lord.

most convenient? L.C. J. Have you heard him say so? W'yer. Carling ford. If yer. Yes, I heard him discourse of it in Ait. Gen. Were you in the prisoner's com

pany when he viewer the ports ? Att. Gen. He was a public officer, and they H’yer. I have seen him go to and fro ; I did might well know his band.

not go all the circuit round with him. L. C. J. I believe any body that hath seen

Plunket. Did you ever see me at Carlingus write but a little, woukl soon know our ford ? hands.

Wyer. No. Wyer. His band is as well known over Ire- Plunket. Did you ever see me at any other land, as mine is among my acquaintance. of the ports ? L. C. J. Well, go on.

Wyer. I have seen you at Hamilton's Hyer. During the time of his imprisonment, coming back from Derry. Do you not rememI have seen his commands to some of his in- ber that you lodged at at sir Geo. terior dignitaries, commanding them, sub Plunket. I never lodged there in my life.

pæna suspensionis,' to bring in the monies Sir Fru. Withins. Have you any thing more assessed for bringing in the French army ; and to say concerning the plot in general ? that there was no better time than the time of Wyer. No, in general I have not. his imprisonment to bring it in.

Serj. Jefferies. He hath not only given an ac: L. C. J. Who were they, you say, that were count of the general, but fixed it upon the pricommanded sab pena suspensionis ?

Wyer. Since his taking, I have seen in the Att. Gen. Dr. Plunket, will you ask him time of bis imprisonment his commands to his any questions ? interior dignitaries, not to be forgetful of the Plunket. You say you remember you saw movies that were assessed towards the supply- me at iny first coming as primate ten years ing the French army; and that there was no ago, and that you were at the priory when ! better time to bring in the French, than when was there? be was in prison.

Wyer. Yes.

the priory.



Plunket. You were invisible to me

not fear, this will go on in one hour through all L. C. J. If you will ask any question, do; Ireland from end to end. In September 1678, but do not make these kind of observations. a little while after, the same meeting was in a

Plunket. Tell me this, why did you not ac- place which they call Virginia, in the county of quaint some justice of the peace then with Connaught, where they took a priest, he is what you knew, that which you had heard here, and he was with me, and desired me to seven years ago ?

come up to Dublin and discover this; and Wyer. When I first knew it, I was as will. there I did discover it to sir John Davis; which ing to have it concealed as they:

is all that I can say. For this Plunket I never L. C. J. What is your question, Dr. Plun- saw him in my life. ket? Pray tell it us.

Mr. Jones. You were a papist then ? Plunket. He says, my lord, that ten years O'Neal. Yes, I was. ago I had such a design in hand, and he knew Mr. Jones. Are you a Roman catholic still ? the money was collected for these very ends, O'Neal. Yes, I am. and he knew of the design from that same Mr. Jones. And were you acquainted with all captain O'Neal, whom I employed and sent these orders ? abroad ; and that I had a design to bring in O'Neal. Yes. the French at Carlingford, and went about to L. C.J. How came you to know of this all the ports in Ireland, and pitched upon that oath ? as the most convenient ; and yet it is so incon- O'Neal. I was in the house with them ; I venient for the bringing in a foreign force, that was one concerned to take my oath with them, any one that knows any thing of the maps of and I durst not but take the oath. the world, will easily conclude it otherwise. L. C. J. Had you the oath of secrecy given But, I say, my lord, why did not he tell some you? justice of peace that I was upon such a design, O'Neal. Yes, and so this priest commanded but let me live in Ireland ten years after, and me to go along to Dublin and discover it, : never speak of it till now?

Serj. Jefferies. Wbat is his name? L. C. J. What say you to the question ? O'Neal. John Mac Legh.

Plunket. When he saw me all the time, and Sir Fra. Withins. Do you know any other to the time of my taking prisoner, and never transactions about the plot ? said one word ; for I was a prisoner six months O'Neal. No, I will not swear for all the only for my religion, not one word of treason world more than I know. spoken of against me for so many years ; why

Sir F. Wilhins. Then call Neile O'Neal, did not he acquaint some justice of the peace (who was sworn). What do you know of any with it before?

design carrying on in Ireland against the goL.C. J. What religion were you of then ? vernment and ihe Protestant religion?. Wyer. I was a Roman catholic.

N. O'Neal. I will tell you all I know: I was Plunket. And are you not so now ?

at vicar Brady's house the 21st of August. Wyer. Yes, I am so.

L. C. J. What year? Just. Dolben. Therefore it will be no won- N. O'Neal. 1678. And bishop Tyrrel came der that you did not discover it.

with 40 borse-men to the bouse, and went into Serj. Jefferies. But I ask you, why did not the house, and discoursed a little while; and you discover it all this time?

they took their oaths, every one round, to keep Wyer. Because I was a papist myself: The secret the plot to destroy the Protestant relifirst that did discover it, he and I did consult gion and the Protestants, that they might have about it, I had charged him so to do, and I set their estates again. And he said they did not him on work ; but he was ill paid for having need to fear: for, said be, you have a very good discovered: You got him to be trepanned, that man to assist you, and that is the lord Oliver he hath gone in danger of his life for it. Plunket, and you need not fear but it will go Plunkct. Who is the man ?

through all Ireland. Wyer. Moyer.

Ati. Gen. Will you ask him any questions? Sir Fra. Withins. Call Henry O'Neal, (who Plunket. Why did you not discover it bewas sworn.) What know you of any design in fore? Ireland to introduce the popish religion ?. Serj. Jefferies. Were you a Roman Catholic

O'Neal. In August 1678, bishop Tyrrel at that time? came with 40 odd horsemen to vicar general N. O'Neal. Yes, and am so still. Brady's house, and alighted at the door ; and Mr. Paget, (Jury-man). I desire he may he gave them there an oath, which they took be asked how he came to be there. willingly and freely from hand to hand, to for- L. C. J. You say, I think, this was at vicar ward the popish plot against the Protestant reli- general Brady's; how came you to be there? gion, to make anend of them all in one hour from N. O'Neal. I was there several times before end to end in Ireland; and, said he, I will come that ; for my nurse or my foster-mother (I do within two days with an order from the lord not know which you may understand best) was Oliver Plunket ; and you need not be afraid, house-keeper to him. for the lord Oliver Plunket and I have sent some L. C. J. Were you required to take the gold and money into France to get men and oath?

r them from France over sea ; And do N. O'Neal. No, my lord, I was acquainted in

the house, I had been there two or three weeks he could prevail with the king of France, and before.

the other with the king of Spain. Plunkel. Why did not you tell it to some

Att. Gen. Pray acquaint my lord particu. justice of the peace ?

larly when this was, and in what place, and L. C. J. He was a Papist, and so he is now. what they said ?

N. O'Neal. There were many there that Duffy. It was in 1673, 74, and 75, at his were wiser than I, that did not discover it. own house; and at

he kept L. C. J. How old are you?

three or four Jesuits there, and a matter of a N. O'Neal. I believe about 22 years old.

hundred priests. L. C. J. And this was but in 1678.

Alt. Gen. What passed in the company ? Att. Gen. Swear Owen Murfey, (which was

L. C. J. Who else was there? done). Come, what say you ?

Duffy. The discourse, my lord, was always 0. Murfey. Mr. Edmund Murfey disco- about the plot, how they could contrive the Fereal the Plot; he went to one lieutenant Baker matter between them; and so they did conand did discover the plot to him, that there clude afterwards to raise so much money upon was a design to bring in the French.

several priests, all the priests in Ireland, someL. C. J. Speak out aloud, I cannot hear you.

times 20s, sometimes 40s. 0. Murfey. All I know is from Mr. Edm. L. C. J. A-piece, ilo you mean? Murtey

Duffy. Yes. L. Č.J. What do you know of any, of your

dii. Gell. What discourse had they about own knowledge?


French at any time? 0. Murfey. Mr. Lieutenant Baker told me, Dufity. Yes, a hundred times; he talked that he did bear of the French

several times, that he did not question but he L. C. J. Speak what you know yourself. should prevail with the king of France not to 0. Murfey. If it please your lordship, this invade Spain : and I have seen his letter to is more : I saw that evidence that Edmund cardinal Bouillon, to expostulate with him Murfey did produce in Ireland, when he was about the king of France, why he should wage sent to the gaol there; but without trial or any war with the king of Spain, who was a Cathothing.

lic, but rather should come and redeem Ireland Alt. Gen. Then swear Hugh Duffy; (which out of its heretical jurisdiction. was Jone). Speak loud, and tell my lord what Alt. Gen. Did you see the letter? you know of this plot and the prisoner : you Duffy. Yes. know the prisoner, do not you ?

Att. Gen. Why, you

know his hand ? Duffy. I know him! yes, I know him well Duffy. Yes, I know it as well as I know my enough.

own; I know it if there were a thousand paL. C. J. What say you more of him ? pers together. Dufy. My lord, I say I have seen this Dr. Aut. Gen. And what was the import of it, Oliver Plunket raising several sums of money pray? to carry on this plot; sometimes 10s. per ann. Duffy. That cardinal Bouillon should presometimes 20s.

vail with the king of France not to invade Sol. Gen. Of whom?

Spain; and the contents of the rest of the letter Duffy. Of all the priests in Ireland ; of every were, That he did admire he should not rather priest according to his pension and parish. wage war with the king of England, who hath L. C. J. In all Ireland ?

been an apostate, and help their poor country Duffy, Yes.

that was daily tormented with heretical juris, L. C. J. And towards the proceedings of diction. the plot ?

Att. Gen. How came you to be in France ? Duffy. It was to give to his agent which were you employed ? was at Rome, and for the carrying on the Duty. I went to France to live there in a business. Atl.

Gen. How came you to know this ? Plunkel. Did Cardinal Bouillon shew you Duffy. I was servant to Dr. Duffy, who my letter ? was infinitely beloved by this man.

Duffy. Yes. Father Contessor to the queen of Spain. There

Plunket. What year ? was nothing that happened between them, but Duffy. 1677. I was by all the time,

Att. Gen. Pray, sir, you were speaking of L.C. J. Were you chaplain to him ? raising of money Duffy. Yes.

Dutty. Yes. L. C. J. You are a Papist then ?

Ali. Gen. Did you see any precept about it? Duffy. Yes.

Duffy. Yes, I have seen several precepts : Ati. Gen. This mm is a Friar, my lord.. I was Curate to one Father Murtey ; and

L. C. J. Were you in the company with while that man was with Dr. Oliver Plunket, them?

and other Jesuits, I did officiate in his place, Duffy. Yes, I was.

and he sent his letters to me to raise 40s, and L.C. J. What did pass there?

20s. a time, several times. Duffy About the plot; how they could L. C. J. You yourself? confirm the plot: and this man Plunket said,

Duffy. Yes.



He was


All. Gen. What for?

L. C. J. Was that at the time when there Duffy. It was to send to Dr.

who were so many persons met ? Pray speak again was at Rome,

what was done there besides confirmation ? Alt. Gen, Did you send any money that you Duffy. Why they were withdrawn aside know of ?- Duffy. Yes.

into a garden, some stood up, and some sat Att. Gen. Tell what time you gave the mo- down: and Oliver Plunket stood in the middle ney yourself?

of them all as a prelate, and every one kneeled Duffy. In 1673, 74, 75.

down before him and kissed his hand. Att. Gen. Where?

Alt. Gen. What was then said ? Duffy. At his own dwelling place at

Duffy. Then they did consult and gave speJust. Jones. Of what quality was the pri- cial order to some of them to get a list of all the soner amongst you ?

officers in the late rebellion, and that lost their Duffy. He was primate of all Ireland. estates, and that they should be more forward Just. Jones. Under whom ?

than others to proceed in that wicked design. Duffy. Under whom? under the Pope. L. C. J. What was that design ? Just. Jones. How do you know he was so ? Duffy. To destroy all the Protestants togeDuffy. We had it in his writings.

ther. L. C. J. Did he stile himself so in 'his let- Att. Gen. Was it to mingle the Irish, and ters?

Spanish, and French army together? Duffy. Yes, if he writ but to the least man Duty. Yes, it was. in the country, he would write, “ Oliverus Ar- Ati. Gen. Did you hear the prisoner speak micanus, Primas totius Hiberniæ.”

about it? L. C. J. And so you always understood him? Duffy. Yes, and be made a speech before Duffy. Yes.

them concerning our own faith and religion. Atl. Gen. Were you present at any of the Att. Gen. Was there any mention of money general consultations or meetings?

at that time. Duffy. Yes, I was.

Duffy. It was, that every man of them that Ati. Gen. What number might meet at that could dispose of money should provide some for time?

those gentlemen that would soon come into Irr. Duffy. Five hundred men and women.

land. Ati. Gen. Where was this?

Serj. Maynard. Who were those gentlemen? Duffy. At Clouds.

Diffy. The French army and the Spanish Ali. Gen. What was the occasion and de- army together. sign of that meeting ?

Alt. Gen. Were you at any other meeting? Duffy. Confirmation from the bishop. Duffy. No. Att. Gen. And what was done there besides? Att. Gen. After he was taken, do you know

Duffy. The second thing was, that thie.gen- of any order he sent out to gather money? tlemen of the three counties should conclude Duffy. Yes, at the assizes of Dalkeith, 1 together about this matter.

think it is June two years ago he was appreL. C. J. About what ?

hendedDuffy. About joining the French and Spa- Att. Gen. Indeed he was first apprehended nish together.

as a very busy papist. Justice Dolben. Where was that meeting? Duffy. I have seen two or three several orders Duffy. In the county of Monaghan. to raise money, for the same purpose ; and that Just. Dolben. Was the prisoner there? it was the only time to bring the matter to an Duffy. Yes, he was the chief man.

end when he lay in gaol himself. L. C. J. When was this?

Alt. Gen. Was that the effect of the letter? Duffy. In 1671, to the best of my know- Duffy. Yes; and that the French and Spaledge.

nish kings should take the advantage that now Just. Dolben. Were you there yourself? was offered whilst he was in prison. Duffy. Yes.

Just. Jones. You say some money was sent Att. Gen. What was the transaction of that to Dr. Crav? day, besides the Sacrament of confirmation ? Duffy. Yes.

Duffy. It was agreed that the gentry of Ar- Just. Jones. To what end? magh, Monaghan, and Connaught, should join Duffy. To comply with this design. together; and then they went into a private Just. Jones. Where was that Dr. Cray ? council to get a list of all the officers that were Duffy. He was at Rome, he was made a in the last rebellion, and those that lost their bishop there. estates.

Ali. Gen. Who employed him there? Att. Gen. How do you know that ? Did you Duffy. This man employed him always. go into the consult ?

L. C. J. What was his name? Duffy. Yes, I was in the same consult my- Dutiy. Cray. self, and was as willing to proceed in the matter Justice Jones. You say some of the priests as any one in the world.

paid 20, some 40? L. C. J. Where was this?

Dutty. Yes. Duffy. Within two miles of Clouds, at one Justice Jones. Did the lay-gentry agree to Father

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Duffy. I don't know for the gentry.

Duffy. Yes, I have seen 20 of them pay L.C. J. But I think you paid something money: yourself?

Justice Dolben. Why, you are acquainted Duffy. Yes, I paid for two or three years with this man, are you not, Mr. Plunket ? myself?

Plunket. My lord, I believe I have seen 'L.C. J. And that was for the design? him.

Duffy. Yes, for the French and Spanish Justice Dolben. Don't you know he was army, and all the purposes together.

chaplain to bishop Duffy ? Att. Gen. What do you know of any precept

Plunket. No, I never was in his company. to be given in of all sorts of persons of such an Serj. Jeff Pray tell him what time of the age?

year it was that you were at Carlingford ? Duffy. I gave a list of the



Duffy. It was at the end of 1677, and the person from 16 to 60.

beginning of 1678. Alt. Gen. By whose order ?

Att. Gen. Pray, if you can recollect, was Duffy. By his order.

you once, or twice, or twenty times in his Serj. Jeff. To whom did you give it!

company ? Duffy. To Dr. Plunket.

Duffy. As I am a christian, I have been an Serj. JeffThat is, to the prisoner ? hundred times in his company. And when you Duffy. Yes, out of my own precinct. were creating priests, you would always send

Att. Gen. Had you had any order from for me to be present; and I wonder how the bim?

man should forget himself. Duty. Yes, it was directed to the parish Plunket. I do not say I have not seen him, priest; and I, being curate in bis place, receiv- or that I am a stranger to the man; but in the ed the order.

company of bishop Duffy I never saw him, nor Sir F. Withens. To what purpose was it? I never sent him orders to pay any money ;

Duffy. To know what men in Ireland were and if he did pay any money, he might shew able to bear arms.

the order. Justice Jones. What was the number con- Serj. Jeff. If he did pay any money, you did: tained in your list ?Duffy. 250.

ill to take it. Justice Jones. What, in one parish ?

Att. Gen. Pray let him have fair play to ask Duffy. Yes.

any questions. Sery. Jeff What was the parish's name? Sol. Gen. Tell how you came to remember Duffy. Coghan.

that you saw him at Sir Nich. Plunket's. Alt. Gen. Do you know any thing of his Duffy. Dr. Duffy did send me to sir Nichogoing to view the ports ?

las Plunket's, and I met Dr. Plunket as I was Daffy. I accompanied him to Carlingford. coming out of the city. I had been half a year Alt. Gen. Did you ?

at the Spanish ambassador's, and he sent me Duffy. Yes, in person I did.

for Ireland again, and then I lived at the conSerj. Jeff. What did he say?

vent in Dublin ; and then, when I knew that Duffy. He went rou. id about the place where he would come to town, I went to Ring's-end, some of the custom-ships come in ; there was a where the ships came in, to meet him. great castle there near the sea, and he went to Plunket. You say you were with him at my view the place, but could not get a boat: And house ? there was a great talk of Carlingford to be one Duffy. Yes. of the best havens in Ireland; there was no Plunket. If you were, you were invisible : great garrison at the place, and any ship might But I ask you, Why did not you tell this to come to the gates of the town, and surprize it, some justice of the peace ? being a little town.

Just. Dolben. Good Mr. Plunket, he tells Ait. Gen. What did he conclude upon you, he was as willing to forward it then as that ?

you. Duffy. That he might get the French army

L.C. J. How came you now to change your to land safely there.

mind? Att. Gen. What do you know of delivering Duffy. I went into France in 1677, and I any ammunition and arms ?

was not there a year altogether ; but when I Duffy. He did send some of this money to get have seen how the poor people were brought ammunition into Ireland.

into such slavery by the French king, I thought Plunket. You say you were Murfey's cu- of it, and had rather the devil should reign over rate: Can you shew me such Institution as us, than the Frenchman. you say came to you to raise money ?

Just. Dolben. He gives you a very good Duty. I could have brought them, but rational account why. thought it needless.

Dutty. I have been at sir Nicholas Plunket's, Plunket. Can you name any other person I and Dr. Patrick Plunket's, where there fell received money from?

some variance about something this man had Duffy I have seen your paper of the county done to Father Duffy: Says bishop Duffy, I of Monaghan.

might have had you drawn and quartered, if I Plunket, Have you seep any of them pay were as ill a man as you; and I might have been any money?

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