New Book from Ulster Historical Foundation

Dr Henry Jones’ Account of the 1641 Rising: plantation and conflict in County Cavan

Edited by Brendan Scott


Dr Henry Jones’ Account of the 1641 Rising: Plantation and War in County Cavan


In 1641, Dr Henry Jones was dean of the Church of Eire diocese of Kilmore. His life, and people of many different British settlers within the Ulster Plantation, fell into disarray when the rising started in October of that yr. Jones managed to flee Cavan and established and chaired he deposition fee, liable for taking round 8000 depositions, or witness statements, from British settlers.

Jones additionally wrote various pamphlets concerning the rising, together with this new version of his description of the occasions which passed off in Cavan between October 1641 and June 1642 entitled A relation of the beginnings and proceedings of the revolt within the county of Cavan.

This absolutely annotated version of the pamphlet comes with an intensive introduction which describes County Cavan within the seventeenth century, Jones’ background and his account of the rising there, whereas additionally rescuing from obscurity an necessary companion piece to the 1641 depositions which affords the reader a novel perception into this chaotic interval of Irish historical past.

Revealed by the Ulster Historic Basis, the e book may be ordered on-line:


To mark the publication of the e book, there can be an internet dialog between Brendan Scott and Dr William Roulston (Ulster Historic Basis), discussing Henry Jones, his life and occasions. It will launch at 7.30 pm (Irish time) on Tuesday nineteenth October and may be accessed at and


It’s also possible to order the e book in e-book format:

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