Ireland's comfort [manuscript], 1629?


Cusack, John, 17th cent. Ireland's comfort [manuscript], 1629?

Ireland's comfort [manuscript], 1629?

Containing a true and exact discovery of Ireland's colonial government, intended as a kind of supplement to Sir John Davie's A discovery of the state of Ireland, and an enterprise of reformation. The author was a supporter of the royal prerogative and speaks of himself in his dedication to Charles I as the great nephew of Sir Thomas Cusacke, sometime Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and of the injustice he has suffered in trying to recover his (Sir Thomas') inheritance "from her bastard intruders on record by an erroneous judgment of the Exchequer; and of his father's goods and chattels by his chancery suit of seven years from the heir and executrix of their wicked embezzler ... to the value of £4000" (leaf 6). Cusack refers to his imprisonment of almost 12 years under a false judgment of Woodstreet Compter London at the suit of this intruder and the instigation of Coke, then Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench (leaf 7). He mentions his presentation to the king at the last session of Parliament of his book entitled "The kingdoms cry" composed against Coke "for his conviction of high treason in 6 several points of his said discourse against Your Majesty's immediate act of royal prerogative" hoping that it might be by his Majesty's direction published even though it was not as complete a work as he intended to make it (leaf 9).

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