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The Act of Settlement 1657 was an Act of the Cromwellian Parliament for the Assuring, Confirming and Settling of lands and estates in Ireland. The Act received its Third Reading on June 8, 1657 and received the assent of the Lord Protector the following day. Its purpose was to ratify previous decrees, judgments, grants and instructions made or given by the various officers and councils in applying the Act for the Settlement of Ireland 1652.




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