'Articles intended to be stood upon by Tyrone'
1. That the Catholic,
Apostolic and Roman religion be openly preached and taught throughout
Ireland, as well cities as borough towns, by Bishops, seminary priests, Jesuits
That the Church of Ireland be wholly governed by the Pope.
all cathedrals and parish churches, abbeys, and all other religious houses, with
tithes and church lands, now in the hands of the English, be presently
restored to the
all Irish priests and religious men, now prisoners in England or Ireland, be
set at liberty, with all temporal Irishmen, that are troubled for
their conscience, and to
go where they will without further trouble.
all Irish priests and religious men may freely pass and repass, by sea and land,
and from foreign countries.
no Englishman be a churchman in Ireland.
there be erected an university upon the Crown rents of Ireland, wherein all
shall be taught according to the manner of the Catholic Roman Church.
the Governor of Ireland be at least an Earl, and of the Privy Council of
bearing the name of Viceroy.
the Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer, Lord Admiral, the Council of State, the
Justices of the laws, Queen's Attorney, Queen's
Serjeant, and all other
appertaining to the Council and law of Ireland, be Irishmen.
10. That all principal governments of Ireland, as
Connaught, Munster, &c., be governed by
11. That the Master of Ordnance, and half the soldiers
with their officers resident in
Ireland, be Irishmen.
no Irishman's heirs shall lose their lands for the faults of their ancestors.
no Irishman's heir under age shall fall in the Queen's or her successors' hands,
a ward, but that the living be put to the heir's profit, and the
advancement of his
younger brethren, and marriages of his sisters, if he have any.
no children nor any other friends be taken as pledges for the good abearing of
their parents, and, if there be any such pledges now in the hands of the
must be presently released.
15. That all statutes made against the preferment of
Irishmen, as well in their own country
as abroad, be presently recalled.
16. That the Queen nor her successors may in no sort
press an Irishman to serve against his
17. That O'Neill, O'Donnell, and the Earl of Desmond,
with all their partakers, may
peaceably enjoy all lands and privileges that did appertain to their
predecessors 200 years past.
18. That all Irishmen, of what quality they be, may
freely travel in foreign countries for their better experience, without making any of the Queen's officers
19. That all Irishmen may as freely travel and traffic
all merchandises in England as
Englishmen, paying the same rights and tributes as the English do.
20. That all Irishmen may freely traffic with all
merchandises, that shall be thought
necessary by the Council of State of Ireland for the profit of their
foreigners or in foreign countries, and that no Irishman shall be
troubled for the passage
of priests or other religious men.
21. That all Irishmen that will may learn, and use all
occupations and arts whatsoever.
22. That all Irishmen may freely build ships of what
burden they will, furnishing the same with artillery and all munition at their pleasure.
Quoted in History Ireland, iii, no.2, (1995),
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