Almost One Million Irish Slaves At Risk Of Being Scrubbed From History

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They came in the holds of overcrowded ships, packed in among cargo and animals, and those who survived the journey were bought and sold in chains to work as hard their owners chose. They were taken to the Carribean, to the American colonies, and beyond.  Sound familiar? But these forced immigrants, deprived of all personal freedom, were Irish slaves, and their servitude started long before black slavery was common.

The history of the Irish slaves has long been suppressed, and a modern movement of Irish slavery denial has even gained mainstream acceptance. Promoters of this toxic ideology claim that it is ‘racist’ to say the Irish were ever sold as slaves, as this ‘takes away’ from the black experience.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Slavery is slavery. Any person who is bought and sold, chained and abused, whether for a decade or a lifetime, deserves to be remembered, their tragic legacy respected.

The Irish were sold into slavery in their hundreds of thousands – it is a historical fact, backed by undeniable evidence.  Whether it is politically correct or not, whether it is taught in schools or scrubbed from textbooks, it remains a fact and we must guard against it being forgotten.

Most people have heard of the Great Famine, or Potato Famine, which decimated the population of Ireland by around 25%. That pales in comparison to the disaster that England inflicted upon Ireland between 1641 and 1652, when the population of Ireland fell from 1,466,000 to 616,000 – a staggering reduction.

As hard as it is to believe, things only got worse from there.

Daily Kos reports:

From the Tudor reconquest of Ireland until Irish Independence in 1921, the English puzzled over the problem of what to do with all those Irish people.

They were the wrong religion. They spoke the wrong language. But the big problem was that there were just too many of them.

The English had been practicing a slow genocide against the Irish since Queen Elizabeth, but the Irish bred too fast and were tough to kill. On the other side of the Atlantic, there was a chronic labor shortage (because the local natives tended to die out too quickly in slavery conditions).

Putting two and two together, King James I started sending Irish slaves to the new world.

The first recorded sale of Irish slaves was to a settlement in the Amazon in 1612, seven years before the first African slaves arrived in Jamestown.

The Proclamation of 1625 by James II made it official policy that all Irish political prisoners be transported to the West Indies and sold to English planters. Soon Irish slaves were the majority of slaves in the English colonies.

In 1629 a large group of Irish men and women were sent to Guiana, and by 1632, Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat in the West Indies. By 1637 a census showed that 69% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves, which records show was a cause of concern to the English planters. But there were not enough political prisoners to supply the demand, so every petty infraction carried a sentence of transporting, and slaver gangs combed the country sides to kidnap enough people to fill out their quotas.

The slavers were so full of zest that they sometimes grabbed non-Irishmen. On March 25, 1659, a petition was received in London claiming that 72 Englishmen were wrongly sold as slaves in Barbados, along with 200 Frenchmen and 7-8,000 Scots.

So many Irish slaves were sent to Barbados, between 12,000 and 60,000, that the term “barbadosed” began to be used. By the 1630’s, Ireland was the primary source of the English slave trade.

And then disaster struck.


After Oliver Cromwell defeated the royalists in the English Civil War, he turned to Ireland, who had allied themselves with the defeated royalists. What happened next could be considered genocide.

The famine (caused by the English intentionally destroying foodstocks) and plague that followed Cromwell’s massacres reduced the population of Ireland to around 40%.

And then Cromwell got really nasty. Anyone implicated in the rebellion had their land confiscated and was sold into slavery in the West Indies. Even catholic landowners who hadn’t taken part of the rebellion had their land confiscated.

Catholicism was outlawed and catholic priests were executed when found.

To top it off, he ordered the ethnic cleansing of Ireland east of Shannon in 1652. Soldiers were encouraged to kill any Irish who refused to relocate.

Instead of trying to describe the horror, consider the words from the English State Papers in 1742:

In clearing the ground for the adventurers and soldiers (the English capitalists of that day)… To be transported to Barbados 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, which might thus be made English and Christians … a great benefit to the West India sugar planters, who desired men and boys for their bondsmen, and
the women and Irish girls… To solace them

I can’t help but notice that the exact same language and logic used to justify enslavement of the blacks was used to justify enslavement of the Irish.

It is something for those who think slavery was simply a matter of skin color to consider.

As for the Irish slaves, Cromwell specifically targeted Irish children:

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, [Oliver] Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.”

For some reason, history likes to call these Irish slaves as ‘indentured servants’. As if they were somehow considered better than African slaves. This can be considered an attempt at whitewashing the history of the Irish slave trade.

There does exist indentured servitude where two parties sign a contract for a limited amount of time. This is not what happened to the Irish from 1625 onward. They were sold as slaves, pure and simple.
In reality, they were considered by some to be lower than the blacks.

“…the African slave trade was just beginning during this same period,” writes Martin. “It is well recorded that African slaves, not tainted with the stain of the hated Catholic theology and more expensive to purchase, were often treated far better than their Irish counterparts.

African slaves were still relatively new, and were expensive to transport such a long distance (50 sterling in the late 1600’s). Irish slaves on the other hand, were relatively cheap in comparison (5 sterling).

If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African. The English masters quickly began breeding the Irish women for both their own personal pleasure and for greater profit. Children of slaves were themselves slaves, which increased the size of the master’s free workforce.

Because Irish slaves were so much cheaper, the loss of investment from torturing and killing them was not considered an effective deterrent. In an ironic twist, this caused some to recommend importing African slaves instead for humanitarian reasons.

Colonel William Brayne wrote to English authorities in 1656 urging the importation of Negro slaves on the grounds that, “as the planters would have to pay much more for them, they would have an interest in preserving their lives, which was wanting in the case of (Irish)….” many of whom, he charged, were killed by overwork and cruel treatment. African Negroes cost generally about 20 to 50 pounds Sterling, compared to 900 pounds of cotton (about 5 pounds Sterling) for an Irish. They were also more durable in the hot climate, and caused fewer problems. The biggest bonus with the Africans though, was they were NOT Catholic, and any heathen pagan was better than an Irish Papist.

Truly, I have seen cruelty there done to servants as I did not think one Christian could have done to another.
– Richard Ligon, 1657

It’s impossible to estimate the exact number of Irish sold into slavery during this period. More Irish slaves were sold in the American colonies between 1651 and 1660 than the entire free population of those colonies. In fact, more Irish were sold as slaves in the America’s during the 17th Century than Africans.

The typical death rate on the slave ships was around 37%.

The Irish did often have one advantage over African slaves – most of the time their time in slavery was limited. They were often sold into slavery from 7 to 20 years, while the only way Africans could get out of slavery was to buy their freedom.

While the number of Irish being sent into slavery dropped off considerably in the 1660’s, it did not just end.

After the Battle of the Boyne in 1691 there was another load of Irish slaves sent to the new world. Following the failure of the 1798 Irish Rebellion there were tens of thousands more Irish slaves.

Interesting historical note: the last person killed at the Salem Witch Trials was Ann Glover. She and her husband had been shipped to Barbados as a slave in the 1650’s. Her husband was killed there for refusing to renounce catholicism.

In the 1680’s she was working as a housekeeper in Salem. After some of the children she was caring for got sick she was accused of being a witch. At the trial they demanded she say the Lord’s Prayer. She did so, but in Gaelic, because she didn’t know English. She was then hung.



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27 Responses to Almost One Million Irish Slaves At Risk Of Being Scrubbed From History

  1. flyingcuttlefish says:

    W0rdpress is screwing with you AGAIN! The link from the WP reader is busted … when I wanted to read this particular article … and the only way I could get to yr blog was to go back thru my comments to get an old link.
    I am using Firefox browser and if WP has comparability issues that’s one thing. But censorship is another thing!!

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  2. flyingcuttlefish says:

    oh… also – throughout the Indies and S. America in the slave days if you bought a farm or a plantation you got all the slaves with it. As if they were plants.


    • Throughout Europe in the 1800s there was prima nocte. The barons could have sex with women before their wedding night.

      The Rothschilds claimed they could have sex with any women working in their factories.

      Serfs in Russia were also part of the deal when it came to large land holdings. They could however have their own farms and animals on these large land holdings. The Duma passed laws they could not be made to work on hollidays. Large land holders would also raise conscripts for the army during the many times Russia was attacked by the west.


      • flyingcuttlefish says:

        unwanted sex is called rape ….


        • It is how Hitler’s father was born.

          As a result 16 of the 18 marriages by Mayer Amschel Rothschild’s grand children were between first cousins. Even his son James Rothschild married the daughter of his brother, Salomon Mayer. To compensate for this they had illegitimate children, often with their servants.

          In 1984, George Orwell updated Prima nocte as “The law by which every capitalist had the right to sleep with any woman working in one of his factories.”

          This ‘night right’ was grabbed randomly by those given the title ‘Baron,’ which all the Rothschilds had, some changing their surnames to Baron de Rothschild. Prima Nocte created generations of Rothschild illegitimate children.

          To compensate for this, the Rothschilds would have illegitimate children while dressed in masks and costumes to hide their identity.

          Due to the commoners rebellion against prima nocte, Germans and Austrians were practising windowing, essentially climbing up girls drain pipes and trellis work to get them pregnant befoere marriage.

          If a girl of breeding age heard someone climbing up the drainpipe, rather than be scared, she would get herself prepared-quick scrub with a badger hair toothbrush followed by a natural sponge.

          At the beginning of August a lot of the servant girls were given leave for the hot summer month and temporary replacements would come in. These temps were often chosen with the 31st of August in mind, when the agents of war would be conceived after a month of familiarity between master and servant.

          Hitler’s grandmother was a none too bright catholic girl who was invited to work at the Rothschild’s in Vienna in the summer of 1836.

          Her surname ‘Schicklgruber’ translates as ‘Reaper’ and refers to the grim reaper, or death,’ and with her given initials M.A.S., MAS, MAR’ becomes ‘mass death,’ She was perfect fodder for a staged Agent of War’ Rothschild terror rape.

          The Rothschilds told their servant they were going out and to retire early. Three of the Rothschilds returned quietly around 11:30 PM on 30 August 1836, put on their devil costumes, completed a midnight Golden Dawn coven ritual and began terrorizing Maria Anna Schickegruber in a pressure cooker scenario. Closing doors, rustling leaves, foot steps running away, all that scary movie stuff that has been ingrained in us for so long it has now become laughable with over exposure.

          This was designed to create sustained fear, to flood her bloodstream with adrenalin, and to alter her physiological and psychological condition to one of absolute teror.

          At 1:30 Am the three Rothschilds appeared in her room as three devils. Not only was she financially helpless, but also physically helpless. Her screams were not heard as all three Rothschilds were supposedly out. She was raped, seduced by all three, or about to join the Rothschild family, depending on her perception. Each Rothschild had a three in one chance of conceiving a child with her and they took pleasure scaring the living life out of Maria Anna Schicklegruber for a multitude of reasons.

          Totally financially strapped, in a very expensive city, Maria stayed on as a servant, but by late November her pregnancy had become apparent to the rest of the family and she was sent back to her home at House no. 13 in Stones-mission accomplished. The most likely perpetrator was Salomon Mayer Rothschild.


          • flyingcuttlefish says:

            well that’s a lot more than I knew….!
            I understand the bastard children were important as they all became messengers to take private messages between different Rothchild’s branches (the big 5 countries) in an informal way to do inside trading. I guess that was career for boys. And a well paid gig I guess.
            The scheme may be long standing deal with royals.


  3. flyingcuttlefish says:

    If you want to read about hard times and sadists in charge of society read this –

    Basically, in those days, sailors, worker slaves were starved. When they got to a town or somewhere they would readily sell themselves into slavery for like 8 years for a meal!

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  4. Very true. I want to give you a star or even five, but can’t find the button. This is actually discussed in the film and book Captain Blood. And, they took to kidnapping so many Irish that they kidnapped some French girls on vacation in Ireland who wrote home and complained-asked for help. So, it’s very well documented. However, some of the Irish were even Scots. The Anglo-Norman Lords, like the Earls of Desmond (Geraldines-Fitzgeralds) had (Catholic) Scottish soldiers to protect them who were shipped to the Caribbean as slaves by Britain after at least one of the many revolts by the Geraldines. The Anglo-Norman Lords (aka “Old English”) who were Catholics ( who came in when Strongbow and others were invited to sort out differences between two Irish kings and Henry II came and Britain didn’t leave for around 800 years) were always revolting against the crown and the fallout was against the native Irish plus the Scottish soldiers. There are Caribbean families who look black but descend bilaterally from these Scottish and Irish slaves. The families recall this through oral traditions and naming patterns, but it’s evident in rh negative blood types. The slave holders bred the Irish women and black men and vice versa probably to make them more resistant. Then the Irish women stayed with their enslaved children. There were also many tricks to make endentured slavery permanent, including debt and punishment. In Virginia, most of the British and Irish transhipped didn’t last a year working in the hot fields. Any surviving were highly valued. Northern white slaves fared better and were often trained as craftsmen. Up until late in the US south, if the mother was free the child was free; if the mother was white, the child was white and vice versa. There was some statement made in Virginia govt. that they were all mixed race. Many border clans were forced out of Scotland, first to Ireland. Here is a list of some of the British and a few of the Irish who were shipped to the US and Caribbean (Bermuda and Barbados) between 1600 and 1700: English Catholics were also in trouble, as were Royalists under Cromwell. It’s a complex history, really.
    I want to know why Ireland won’t take its people back. They’ve plenty of room. Instead they let in Germans and those from the Middle East. Ditto for Scotland. Italy allows right of return.

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    • I am ordering captain blood off ebay.

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      • Be certain to get the Errol Flynn version if you mean the movie. An audio recording of the Sabatini book is here: There must be a copy of the book at too. I’m not certain how close the movie is to the book. I only read the book once or twice, decades ago. Sabatini also wrote the Sea Hawk. I recently read that he tried to make his books historically accurate. The Monmouth Rebellion came across near Hinkley Point nuclear power station: The history of Ireland, England and Scotland is much more complex than anyone wants to admit (the same is true of the continent). English protestants did have legitimate concerns that Ireland would be used as a staging ground for invasion from France or Spain and protestants killed. Catholics were persecuted by Protestants and vice versa. It varied according to periods. However, what I retained from my study of Irish history- forced upon me by a great-grandfather leaving a vague historical reference in a letter about some of my ancestors- is that the earlier Anglo-Norman Lords, who generally remained Catholic, were always in conflict with the British Crown and mainly because of their uprisings the poor native Irish suffered so much. It is also important to recall that both Parnell and Sam Maguire were protestants. Maguire was a friend of Michael Collins and was more radical. Maguire wanted total freedom for Ireland, not dominion status and not gradual.

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  5. neal says:

    Refugees from the genetic wars sometimes press into service. Sometimes they end up in the New World, and are welcomed by other survivors. Mostly in the rough country.
    When the what is called Celtic ran off to the hills, they were welcomed as a fresh wave of ones by most woodland tribes.
    White stags, and others.
    I think sometimes the Empire is really focused on eliminating every possibility of the older genetic stuff from aquiring any popular footing. That is OK, even though caging a white buffalo is a parody of a sin.
    There is no work in the circus or anywhere else for old stuff. Genetic outliers breed in private.
    Trump’s mother is from the Hebrides. I think his dynasty needs children with pointy ears.
    Maybe extra fingers and toes, just to flip off the engineered.


  6. I haven’t read captain blood yet, I may have to pick that one up. Right now I am reading Alexander of Russia, Napoleon’s Conqueror. Troyat is the best when it comes to Russia. He wrote Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible etc.

    The English kings used to say Scotland is a nice place, only problem is too many Scots. We intend to fix that by breeding them out of existence.

    Britain has been molding the perfect slave for a long time. They say you can’t become a supervisor there now without being mason. You may have noticed the checkered pattern on the helmets of British police. The population becomes more and more, those who will take the Faustian bargain.

    The Reich was legally transferred to the Netherlands and then became the present EU.

    Why Do Popes Wear A Yarmulke?

    “Machir’s sister known as Bertha Bigfoot married the son of Charles Martel, Pepin, and became the mother of Charlemagne. Bertha (also called Bertrada) gave birth to Charlemagne in 742. Bertha’s mother was said to be called ‘White Flower’ (Blanche Fleur) or Lilly-which is the origin of the name of the House of Lily for the French Kings. Lily is also a title acquainted with the Davidic House and the future Messiah as the ‘Lilly of the Valley’. Charlemagne was referred to as “David” by his followers. When Charlemagne became King in 768 on the death of his father King Pepin-I, he proclaimed Machir the Western Exilarch, King of Septimania. Machir was his maternal uncle [the brother of his mother].

    The families of Machir, Gershom and Bertha were to replace the old Merovingian Dynasty-and they took to themselves the Merovingian names and titles. As a result the genealogies became confused and later generations obscured the fact of this powerful Jewish Dynasty in Europe. Later genealogists hid the origin of the mother of Charlemagne with a false genealogy linking her to the Merovingians. They did the same for all the Exilarch family. You must remember that The Carolingians were replacing the Merovingians and they had a need for legitimatizing themselves by appearing to be a continuation of the Merovingian line. Fortunately in many cases they have only thinly disguised the genealogies so that it is possible to reconstruct them.”-Athol Bloomer

    Charlemagne was the leader who on Papal backing launched massive Crusades into the Pagan heartland of the Saxons, his wars against Gentiles where funded by wealthy Jewish merchants within the realm. Charlemagne openly stated: “The Jews shall be the bankers of his Empire.”
    Of his decades long physical and cultural genocide:

    “In 768, Charlemagne started a 32 year long campaign of what can only be described as genocidal evangelism against the Saxons under his control in western Germany.

    The campaign started with the cutting down of the Saxon’s most sacred tree, their version of the World Tree or Yggdrasil, (the symbol of the start of the earth and the source of all life in the ancient Indo-European religions) located in a sacred Saxon forest near present day Marburg.

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    • I thought they deported them all during all of the Highland Clearances, rather than breading them out. John Prebble covers some of the clearances and it’s really shocking how badly the people were still treated well into the 1800s. Sick people were thrown in the ditch so their houses could be burned. They said they would move when they were better but the British troops didn’t care. At least 25 million Scots in the diaspora – however many Scots think they are Irish because they were deported there first – 5 million in Scotland and most of them not Scots. Charlemagne’s ancestor was mayor of palace and staged a coup against the last Merovingian – Dagobert something. I find this German-Scots mix, like Trump, strange. Strange because it seems a common mix in America and I think it must be an unhappy one.

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  7. About the time this blog went over one million clicks, wordpress decided to break the links in reader. The only way to read is is book mark it! 🙂



    Super naive , Gandhi was brainwashed with a SATYAGRAHA NON-VIOLENT CONCEPT by crypto Jew Leo Tolstoy first, and then by a handpicked German Jew Hermann Kallenback in the direct employment of Rothschild, who stayed with him as a bed room mate. In short the British wanted to exit without bloodshed.


  9. PS: You’re doing great to read so much. My point was just that there is so little discussion of the white slaves in the Caribbean and Americas. Captain Blood is rare on that. And the movie is from the 1930s.


  10. I am going to order captain blood of ebay

    I still have Grey Wolf and Alexander of Russia to finish yet.

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  11. flyingcuttlefish says:

    NEW – Hillary Clinton Stirring Up Trouble for Ireland, Making Threats


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