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the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, Thomas Emlyn (search)
on, and the following year went over with her family to Belfast in Ireland, where she was shortly afterwards married to Sir W. Franklin. Herercendoe gratui. The disturbances which took place in the north of Ireland in consequence of the landing of James II. in that country, occas. This was conformable, as we have seen, to his practice while in Ireland, and was by no means inconsistent with his principles; for he was inus. When James II. was driven back to France, and affairs in Ireland assumed a more peaceable and settled appearance, Mr. Emlyn was indional account, if put to it, of these matters. On his return to Ireland, Mr. Emlyn found that a great clamour had been raised against him istency, considering that they themselves had at this very time in Ireland no legal toleration, but were only connived at) were resolved to hrocess upon the writ de haeretico comburendo had been abolished in Ireland only seven or eight years before; else I know not, says Mr. E. but
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians, John Shute, (search)
oleration previously enjoyed, imperfect and unsatisfactory as it was, were obviously violated, remained unrepealed. From this time they remained, it is true, nearly a dead letter; but they were not formally erased from the statute book till the year 1717: after which (in 1720), Mr. B. was raised to the Irish peerage by the titles of Baron Barrington, of Newcastle, and Viscount Barrington, of Ardglass; he received at the same time a reversionary grant of the office of Master of the Rolls in Ireland, which he resigned in 1731. In the first parliament of George I. Mr. B. was returned to the House of Commons, as member for Berwick-upon-Tweed; and was again elected for the same place in 1722. He does not appear to have been a frequent or eloquent speaker in parliament; but from his reputation and connexions, was, doubtless, a man of considerable influence, and took an active part in supporting the Whig administrations of the early part of that reign. It is also certain that he exe