This post is simply to provide a link to the census data of Limerick City 1659, which records James Banting as living in the Middle Ward on the East side.
What is interesting is the number of English people resident in Limerick City at the time.
Total population = 3105
Irish = 2286
English = 819
For the ward in which James Banting was living.
Total = 370
Irish = 187
English = 183
So we cannot assume that because he was living in Ireland this James is of Irish descent