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Patrick Frost of Smithstown and Drumline:

Title: Patrick Frost of Smithstown and Drumline
Type of Material: Family History
Places: Smithstown, Drumline, Rossmanagher, Ballymorris; Bunratty
Dates: 1785 - 1851
Source: Frost; O’Donoghue; Clancy; Lyons;
Transcriber/Donator: Flan Enright

1. National Archives of Ireland: Freeholders Registry Book, Barony of Bunratty, 1824 folder 5 of ID-40-37: Will of James Frost of Smithstown (Limerick Will Books)

2. Eddie Frost’s family Notes; O’Donoghue Mss

3. Petition of Richard Millward, gaoler of Limerick, 29 October 1798. No 25 in the list of prisoners’ names, Rebellion Papers Carton 620/3/27/6. Also Edward Morrison to Lord Lieutenant, 17 August 1798, Carton 620/3/51/22.

4. ‘Clare Journal’ (CJ) 13 Feb. 1797; Notes of interview with John Frost, Rosroe, by the author; Eddie Frost’s Family Notes

5. Freeholders Registry 1829, R Kean, Clare County Library

6. Will of James Frost of Smithstown 1844, Limerick Will Books; Headstone of William Frost of Ballymorris in Bunratty cemetery; Threatening Notice, CSORPOR 1838, Nat. Arch

7. Frost/Reidy/Enright Indenture of 1878; CJ 2 April 1838; Thomas Frost’s death notice 6/6/1837

8. County Clare list of Freeholders 1829 Robert Kean, Clare County Library; Brew to Drummond 22/03/1838 and Batt to Brew 21/03/1838 CSORPOR/5/1838

9. CJ 15 March 1838; National Archives Batt to Brew 21 March 1838 and Brew to Drummond 22 March 1838, Townsend to Warburton 24 March 1838, Batt to Brew 14 March 1838

10. Threatening Notice 1838: L C [probably Lady Clare] gives this notice to the Public that any man who attempts to work one day for Frost of Smithstown this year upon any account may prepare for the other world he will die as soon as possible after working for the Spy. And before he dies he can warm himself to his own fire for his house and every thing in it will be burnt to ashes. Frost is an Orangeman a Spy and a cut throat. He hates everyman gentleman and poor man, for fear he did not show the publick enough of his gizzard he refuses letting the water of the poor peoples potatoes at Ballycasey until the greater part of the provision of that fine field are lost. This Spy and his orange hounds of Brats are never tired of envying the poor. But we will make him as tired of his behaviour towards us as he was of his life when he went to earn the price of a Coat as Kidnapper under the Red Jacket to Sixmilebridge. Frost thinks that we are dead. But we are still alive and alive we will be felt before it is long. I hear a few lowlived miserable wretches went to the kidnapper a few days of the week but I hope for their own sake they will take this notice unless the blind buffers and bastards Perrys may for their mock as we know they are not able to pay otherwise, but I tell them to have little to say

11. Batt to Brew 17 April 1838 CSORPOR/5/53; Batt 30 August 1838 (CSORPOR/5/20)

12. Batt to Brew 07 April 1838, Batt 30 August 1838 (CSORPOR/5/120)

13. Nenagh Guardian 11 and 15 May and 1 June 1839; CJ 25 and 29 April and 2 May 1839; CJ 22 October 1829; Quantity of police correspondence from 18 March to 6 May 1839 (Outrage Bundle for Clare) from H. Barrett, Sam Croker, John Channer and Enangy (5/1746/2008/2812/3079/3192/ CSORPOR National archives; Limerick Chronicle 20 May 1839

14. Birth and marriage registers of Newmarket-on-Fergus and Clarecastle parishes; Tomb inscription in Bunratty cemetery

15. Limerick Chronicle 13 and 16 June 1849

16. 1901 Census of Ireland, Clareabbey parish

17. Ireland Old News; Ennis RC Birth Register

18. LC 29 April 1846

19. LC 12 March 1851


Patrick Frost