Oliver Cromwell - Pimp and Sex Trafficker in Irish Children

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I imagine they were officially described as "indentured servants." The English Régime always likes to cover its crimes against humanity with such euphemisms. But of course it did happen and there is plenty of documentation of it happening. In fact, the slavers got so greedy that they even started kidnapping the children of Protestants in Ireland and shipping them to the Americas. The protests against that are well documented.

According to the book, 'White Cargo, by Walsh and Jordan, there was controversy when some of the "Old English" were sent as slaves. Although the "Old English" were Catholics, they were not intended to be enslaved. It was the Gaelic Irish who were intended to be sent to the Caribbean. So there was a racial basis for the enslavement.
 
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Wanted to come back on this, its interesting finding old sources, uppercase references were uppercase in the document, im not rewriting them in lowercase.

1) I had posted a link on this, and it pretty much used this website as a reference. HugeDomains.com - RhettaAkamatsu.com is for sale (Rhetta Akamatsu) But this site is dead.
Funny enough this seems the site of the authur of this book referenced earlier The Irish Slaves by Rhetta Akamatsu in the thread.

But i found the old website archived THE IRISH SLAVES At the beginni
So had a I read through the site page and had a look at the older references.

John Patrick Prendergast - Wikipedia and his book written in 1868, The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland : Prendergast, John P. (John Patrick), 1808-1893 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive, with three maps.

Interesting book, i flicked through,

"But this desolation was, as usual, only preparatory to the improvement of Ireland."

The conclusion is called "THE THREE BURDENSOME BEASTS." and starts with

"IRELAND, in the language of Scripture, now lay void as a wilderness. Five-sixths of her people had perished.
Women and children were found daily perishing in ditches, starved.
The bodies of many wandering orphans,* whose fathers had embarked for Spain, and whose mothers had died of famine, were preyed upon by wolves."

Anyway
page 244 apendix
"OF THE SEIZING OF WIDOWS AND ORPHANS, AND THE DESTITUTE, AND TRANSPORTING THEM TO BARBADOES, AND THE ENGLISH PLANTATIONS."
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WHILE the Government were employed in clearing the ground for the Adventurers and Soldiers (the English capitalists of that day), by making the nobility and gentry yield up their ancient where they could inheritances, and withdraw to Oonnaught, wish the whole nation,"* they had agents actively employed through Ireland, seizing women, orphans, and the destitute to be transported to Barbadoes and the English Plantations in America.
It was a measure beneficial to Ireland, which was thus relieved of a population that might trouble the planters; it was a benefit to the people removed, who might thus be made English arid Christians and a great benefit to the West India sugar planters, who desired the men and boys for their bondmen, and the women and Irish girls in a country where they had only Maroon women and Negresses to solace them.
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The Commissioners for Ireland gave them orders upon the governors of garrisons, to deliver to them prisoners of war; upon the keepers of goals, for offenders in custody upon masters of workhouses, for the destitute in their care, "who were of an age to labour, or if women were marriageable and not past breeding;" and gave directions to all in ; authority to seize those who had no visible means of livelihood, and deliver them to these agents of the Bristol sugar merchants, in execution of which latter direction Ireland must have exhibited scenes in every part like the slave hunts in Africa. How many girls of gentle birth must have been caught and hurried to the private prisons of these men -catchers none can tell.*
But at last the evil became too shocking and notorious, particularly when these dealers in Irish flesh began to seize the daughters and children of the English themselves, and to force them on board their slave ships; then, indeed, the orders, at the end of four years, were revoked.
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All measures, however, were vain to prevent the most cruel captures as long as these English slave dealers had recourse to Ireland.
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In 1655 Admiral Penn added Jamaica to the empire of England and, colonists being wanted, the Lord Protector applied to the Lord Henry Cromwell, then Major-General of the forces in Ireland, to engage 1500 of the soldiers of the army in Ireland to
go thither as planters, and to secure a thousand young Irish girls ('Irish wenches' is Secretary Thurloe s term), to be sent there also.
Henry Cromwell answered that there would be no difficulty, only that force must be used in taking them, and he suggested the addition of from 1500 to 2000 boys of from twelve to fourteen years of age.
'We could well spare them,' he adds, 'and they might be of use to you and who knows but it might be a means to make them Englishmen I mean, Christians'
The numbers finally fixed were 1000 boys and 1000 girls, to sail from Galway in October, 1655, the boys as bondmen, probably,and the girls to be bound by other ties to these English soldiers' in Jamaica.**
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I think hes saying they had four years to do whatever they liked snatching people and sending them off to barbados, until they started snatching english women and then people called a halt to it. Then they went for more as they need to fill up Jamaica with boys and more girls for their soldiers.


Next book was a book by Thomas Addis Emmet - Wikipedia Ireland Under English Rule Or a Plea for the Plaintiff Ireland under English rule; or, A plea for the plaintiff : Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

This references cromwell in chapter 5

"CATHOLICS NEARLY EXTERMINATED AND HUNTED AS WILD BEASTS MEN OF ALL RANKS SENT TO AMERICA AND SOLD AS SLAVES THE REMAINDER GIVEN THE CHOICE OF GOING TO '' HELL OR CONNAUGHT" FROM THESE PEOPLE OF GENTLE BIRTH AND REFINEMENT THE IRISH PEASANTRY OF TO-DAY ARE DESCENDED NO OTHER RACE PRESENTS SUCH AN ANOMAL"
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"Moreover, the cotemporary writers assert that between twenty and thirty thousand men and women, who had been taken prisoners, were sold in the American Colonies as slaves, with no respect to their former station in life."


Another I saw referenced, by Richard Ligon - Wikipedia A true & exact history of the island of Barbadoes 1673
A true & exact history of the island of Barbadoes : illustrated with a map of the island, as also the principal trees and plants there, set forth in their due proportions and shapes, drawn out by their several and respective scales : together with the ingenio that makes the sugar, with the plots of the several houses, rooms, and other places, that are used in the whole process of sugar-making ... all cut in copper : Ligon, Richard : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive or A true & exact history of the island of Barbadoes : illustrated with a map of the island, as also the principal trees and plants there, set forth in their due proportions and shapes, drawn out by their several and respective scales. Together with the ingenio that makes the sugar, with the plots of the several houses, rooms, and other places, that are used in the whole process of sugar-making ... All cut in copper / by Richard Ligon, gent. : Ligon, Richard : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive i found the pdf to be unsearchable, the epub or text is hard to read.
Its hard to read, page 44 of the pdf i think talks of how bad christian masters treated their christian servents, but its a pain to read.

This is ment to be a republish of the book A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados do not know more on it.


2) Looking around i found this site, has a little bit on cromwell and ireland.
Racism in Ireland

Some referrence in this book Black Folk, Then and Now by W.E.B. Du Bois
"Even young Irish peasants were hunted down as men hunt down game, and were forcibly put aboard ship, and sold to plantations in Barbados".

3) They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America They Were White & They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America by Michael A. Hoffman II this a book by Michael Hoffman
he talks about slavery in general in europe, but he talks about a hundred thousand irish and some poor protestants as well regarding cromwell, reference in this book The Curse of Cromwell: A History of the Ironside Conquest of Ireland 1649-53 by Denis Main Ross Esson, but dont know much else.

4) Rodgers, Nini, ‘The Irish in the Caribbean 1641-1837: An Overview' This has a much nicer view of it all, so its hard to know. Here's blog which talks a lot about barbados A Bajan Tour Girl Exploring Barbados: White Slavery and Servitude in Barbados and it sees it all as fairly harsh.

Whats is interesting in all of this, is the only slavery that gets recognised/talked about is specially african american within the usa, nothing on east africa/arab/barbury pirates/slavs etc... I wonder is their an agenda.
 
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When you think of it, the race mixing agenda really starts with Cromwell. He wanted to create a black race in the Americas that would have certain characteristics of the European, along with certain characteristics of the African, and felt that this black race wouldn't be able to resist its enslavement - the way a pure European or a pure African would. Coudenhove-Kalergi is really only following in the footsteps of Cromwell.

Hot - The Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan - The Genocide of the Peoples of Europe
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slave trading merchants of Bristol

I will look into these guys. Great post oldstock.
Look to the Irish clans who ran the Atlantic slave trade for the French for 100 years.

The merchants of Cork & Dublin who made vast fortunes victualling the slave ships.(y)
 

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Cromwell - the only English Republican leader ever - and the Irish hate him!!!:D

A dictator who came in and imposed order - and Tadhg despises him!!!:ROFLMAO:
 

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Look to the Irish clans who ran the Atlantic slave trade for the French for 100 years.

The merchants of Cork & Dublin who made vast fortunes victualling the slave ships.(y)

Most of those merchants were not of Gaelic stock - but we know well that there have always been Irish sleeveens who would sell their mother for a few shekels.
 
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