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By Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A., Member
1676 John Colpoys
1676. John Colpoys of Ballycarr, son of George, who held
Ballycarr against the Irish in 1641-2, and died before 1655. He is said
to have migrated from Northern England. In 1655 John had a lease of Ballycarr,
“as formerly held by George Colpoys, deceased,” from the Earl
of Thomond, conditionally on his keeping “a Protestant horse-soldier”
with arms and provisions for one month.
His son George left an only daughter, and settled his estates October
9th, 1733, on his nephew,
John, son of Alderman Rawleigh Colpoys, ancestor of the Colpoyses of Ballycar.
The last representative, Anthony Colpoys, died 1848. Arms (as on seals,
1760), argt. a maunch ermines.
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