Bonhams Sale 11288 - The Enys Collection of Autograph Manuscripts
New Bond Street, 11:00 28 Sep 2004
76 History. IRELAND AND THE COMMONWEALTH
Warrant signed by the Lord Deputy of Ireland, General Henry Ireton (“H: Ireton”), regicide and Cromwell´s son-in-law, to Sir John Wollaston, Treasurer at War, ordering payment of £62-18s to Captain Isaac Jackson, as pay for the officers and men of his company “in Collonell Stubbers Regim.t”; signed and receipted by Jackson (his deleted signature also on the integral blank), one page, folio, integral blank, slight dust-staining and browning, guard, 24 March 1650[/51]
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 Col Peter Stubbers.
SOURCE: Legend of The Kings Head In 1651 the English parliamentarian army gathered its forces around the fortified city of Galway and a long siege lasting nine months ensued after various truce offers were turned down by both sides. A Colonel Peter Stubbers had been appointed Military Governor of Galway and on the 12th of April 1652 after the great siege he led the Cromwellian army as they marched triumphantly into the city. Two years later in October 1654 the last tribal mayor of Galway, Thomas Lynch, was forcibly removed from office and replaced by Stubbers who now became the first protestant mayor of the new order in Galway. Stubbers also took over the mayor’s house at No. 15 High Street. While Governor and then Mayor of Galway Stubbers initiated and enforced a brutal puritan regime on the town and peoples of Galway. Stubbers had all priests rounded up and marched off to prison to the sound of beating drums and blowing bugles. He also made frequent nightly raids throughout the countryside rounding up over 1000 people for transportation to the West Indies where they were sold as slaves. NOTE: There is much more on this site, including the story about Stubber and his role in the execution of the king of England.
SOURCE: The Kings Head: Research by Galway historian Jackie Uí Chionna directly links Stubbers to the execution of the King. Following the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Charles II introduced the Act of Indemnity that pardoned those who conspired against his father. However, he specifically exempted Stubbers from this ‘pardon’ and this, along with his ‘swift exit and subsequent disappearance’, makes it extremely likely that he had a real case to answer. A case, then, of ‘right legend, wrong man!’ Recent Discovery While conducting research in Oxford University in England in 2011, Jackie Ui Chionna discovered exciting new evidence. A document in the Bodleian Library there appears to confirm Stubbers involvement in the Execution of Charles 1. A letter hand written by King Charles II identifies Stubbers as ‘a Halberdier (an axeman), that assisted at that execrable murder of our Royal Father.’
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