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David Wakefield b 1735-37 Galway county, Connaught Parish, Ireland

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Re: David Wakefield b 1735-37 Galway county, Connaught Parish, Ireland

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Hi John. I noticed that you seem to be pretty knowledgeable about Irish history. I am getting stuck again! It is for David Wakefield's great-grandfather, I believe, John Wakefield, who is listed as one of the "Forty Nine" Officers during the Cromwellian Period-I have a copy of the list. These officers I believe were loyal to King Charles I? They served in the army in response to the Civil War of 1641-confiscation of the possessions of the Old Irish chiefs in Ulster-they formed a confederecy to recover them. Mixed up in this is a fight between the English Parliamentary forces and the adherents of King Charles I-who was sent into exile-Cromwell took over-they were driven out by Cromwell's Army-but they were finally paid for their arrears for their service in the Army-'49 Arrears-and were granted lands in Ireland. A lot was stuffed into those years-but my question is are you familiar with the 49 Officers-served up tp June 5, 1649-hence the name-and were loyal to Charles. I believe they really weren't part of Cromwell's Army but their records are found with history for Cromwell's Army. Am I confused on this?
Thanks, cindy
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