The Adventurers

1642-1662

The 'Adventurers' was a name given to a group of wealthy investors who contributed money to finance the raising of troops to put down the Irish Rebellion of 1642. Together these Adbenturers raised over £1,000,000 to fund the army, an astonishing sum for the times. In reward for their contribution, the Adventurers were rewarded with a grant of over 2.5 million acres of land in Ireland, confiscated from the Irish rebels. The ownership of these lands were confirmed in 1652 after Cromwell's successful invasion of Ireland, and again in 1662 by Charles II, following the Restoration of the English monarchy.

Time period(s): Stuart





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