Format of Converts Affidavits in relation to Conversion (From The Errors of Papacy) Deponent Swears ‘That He did not Convert for Any Temporal Advantage But Solely From Conscientious Conviction an To Ensure His Souls Salvation’, part of Penal Law Regime.

The English as conquerors had an extraordinary mix of military brutality and legalism. Land was seized and forfeit and then under the auspices of Chichester House (Dublin, site of old Irish Parliament) a fig leaf of legality was put up to entertain ousted claimants. Likewise with the Penal Laws designed to extirpate Irish Nationality again the extraordinary quasi-legality.:

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