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Did James II Send Irish Prisoners To America As Slaves?

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Many Irish people were transported to America and sold as slaves after the battle of Kinsale in the early C17.
James the second encouraged the transportation of Irish rebells.

A Proclamation of 1625 decreed that Irish political prisoners be transported overseas and sold as labourers to English planters,in the West Indies. This established a policy that was to continue for two hundred years. In 1629 a large group of Irish men and women were sent to Guiana. By 1632, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat in the West Indies. A census in 1637showed that 69% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves. Supply did meet the demands of the English Planters and a type of 'slaver press gang' went around Ireland kidnapping enough suitable people to fill the required quotas for the plantations.
During the Cromwellian period the situation deteriorated for the Irish.In the mid-1650's over 52,000 Irish people were sold as slaves to Barbados and Virginia.
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I think you mean James I (reigned from 1603-25), not II. James II was not king until 1685-89. Battle of Kinsale was in 1603. James II did land in Kinsdale; but this was in 1689 and went on to rally the Irish to fight William of Orange in the battle of the Boyne (which he lost).
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I think you mean James I not James II. James I reighned from 1603-25 and James II from 1685-89. Battle of Kinsale occurred 1603. James II DID land in Kinsale; BUT this was in 1689 and in order to re-claim the throne as a Catholic after Cromwell (1647-1660) and after Charles I (1625-47) and after Charles II (1660-1685). James II went on to rally the Irish to fight William of Orange in the Battle of the Boyne (which he lost).

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