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"A narrative how basely the Baron of Corthuy has been abus'd by the Irish during the late war; and how he has escap'd hanging", bulk: 14 Oct 1700

MS. Rawl. C. 439, fol. 232

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An autobiographical account by Adrian Adornes, baron of Corthuy and lord of Ronsele in Flanders, a resident at Shruele in the county of Mayo, of the troubles he endured from the Irish during the years 1689–1691 on account of his remaining neutral, as a foreigner, during the war, and of his imprisonment at Galway on suspicion of communicating with the English. He gives as the reason for his own settlement in Ireland the impossibility of obtaining in Flanders for his Protestant wife, Mary Carteret, niece to Sir George and Sir Edward Carteret (whom he married at St. James's, London, in July 1686), the free enjoyment of her religion. Lady Mary de Vic, a cousin, lived with them. It is mentioned at fol. 262 that that part of the narrative was written on 14 Oct 1700.

Unfortunately the concluding portion of the MS. is lost, the story ending imperfectly with the writer's departure from Galway after its surrender. "It is written in very fair English, but is extremely diffuse and wordy" [Quarto note, Macray, 1878.]


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 14 Oct 1700


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  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 439, fol. 232


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