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Thomas J. Westropp Manuscript

Thomas Johnson Westropp was a notable antiquary who wrote extensively on the history of a number of counties in Ireland including Clare during the nineteenth century. Clare County Archives holds one of Westropp’s field notebooks that dates from 1881 and contains information on the genealogy and heraldry of the Westropp family. With its extensively researched family trees, the notebook refers to different branches of the family, noting information on arms, crests and mottoes, and also containing extracts from documents relating to the family name, and referring to inscriptions on seals and tombs. In addition, it records legends of the Stamers, Clare Castle, Quin Abbey, death of Colonel George Stamer, and arms of the families that intermarried with the Westropps, and miscellaneous epitaphs. The volume is illustrated throughout with ink sketches of crests, inscriptions on tombs and seals, building plans of Kilpeacon Church, county Limerick, and Mellifont Abbey, County Louth, detailed views of Clare Castle, Killoo Church near Clarecastle, and Ennis Abbey.

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