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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part III. History of the County of Clare
Chapter 17. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Reign of Charles I

Daniel MacNamara of Ballinahinch; Gilladuff O’Molony of Glandree; William Neylan of Clooneen; Robert Burnell of Ranaghan; John MacNamara of Danganbrack; Teige MacNamara of Castletown; John Neylan of Ballymacahill; Donogh O’Molony of Glandree; Sir Rowland Delahoyde

Inquisition, [7] taken at Ballinahinch, on the 8th of January, 1635, before Sir Richard Southwell, Knt., and others, by the oaths of good and lawful men, finds that, since the 24th of March, 1630, and 10th of December in that year, Turlogh O’Brien, Esq., now Sheriff of the county of Clare, grantee of the wardship and marriage of Daniel MacNamara of Ballinahinch, and lessee of his lands during his minority, hath suffered to fall down, a kitchen, a stable of cooples, a bakehouse, four other cooples houses of timber, standing upon Ballinahinch, being part of the Ward’s inheritance; we find that he hath suffered to fall down the mill of Ballinahinch, and its dam to be broken; we find that, since the 20th of February, 1631, Teige MacNamara’s tenants did challenge part of the mountains of Monagullin which, since the said Turlogh’s lease, was in the said Ward’s possession, and controversy about it, but no possession lost; and that the said Turlogh O’Brien, since the said 20th of February, hath suffered wastes to be done on the woods of the said Ward, in Monagullen and Kilbarron, in manner following, viz.:—five great oakes cut down, some for making Irish hutches, which were sould in the county of Galway, others for boards, and six-and-thirty pieces of timber for rafters, sold to Pierce Creagh of Limerick, cut by Gilladuff O’Mullowney, whether with Turlogh’s licence or noe we know not; and also timber cut for building a house for the said Gilladuff O’Mullowney of three couples; and forty ash trees cut, carried away, and burned by the tenants of said Turlogh, and one hundred oak saplings cut down and lying upon the ground, for what use we know not; and that a great part of the woods of Monogullen were wasted since the 20th of February, 1631, by said Turlogh O’Brien and his tenants; that since the same day, he hath allowed the mill at Ranahane, part of the said lands of Monagullen, to fall down; and that four timber houses, with couples, were allowed to fall down on the lands of Kilbarron and Monogullen; that Donald MacNamara, his Majesty’s Ward hath, since the 20th of March, 1626, usually gone to Mass, till within five weeks before Christmas last, since which time he hath gone to Church.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 16th of October, 1635, before Boetius Clancy, finds that Gilladuff O’Mullowney of Glendree, died in 1633, leaving his son Conor to succeed him; finds that William Neylan of Clooneene Inchicronan, died nine years ago, leaving his son John, of full age, to succeed him.

Finds that Robert Burnell of Ranaghan, (parish of Ruan), was owner also of Garvillane, Teermulmoney, Ballyoganmore, Ballyoganbeg; and that, by Deed of 20th of September, 1598, he conveyed these lands to George Cusack of Dromoland, and Roland Delahoyde of Fomerla; finds that, for the consideration of one hundred marks, they, by Deed of 1st October 1598, re-conveyed them to Burnell, to his own use, and to the use of his son and heir, Patrick Burnell; finds that Robert Burnell died on the 11th of May last past, leaving his said son Patrick, now of full age, his heir.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 12th of April 1636, before Boetius Clancy, finds that Donogh late Earl of Thomond, being owner in fee of Danganbrack and Creevagh, exchanged these lands, in the reign of King James, with John, son of Donogh MacNamara, for the three townlands of Cappagh near Sixmilebridge; finds that said John, being then seized of Danganbrack, conveyed it, by deed of 26th March 1629, to William Brickdall, Donogh Clancy, Thomas Stritch, and Pierce Arthur for certain uses; finds that said John died on the 6th of August 1635, and that his eldest daughter, Margaret, was married to Thomas Arthur.

Finds that Teige, son of John MacNamara of Castletown Muckerish was, in his lifetime, seized of one half of the castle and town of that name, together with certain stone houses and lands adjoining, viz.:—of Lisaneire, Kilfeilim, Knockaluskraun, Durla, Knockanoura, and Killian; finds that by deed of 13th Feb. 1634, he, for the consideration of £200, and for other causes, conveyed these lands to his grandson, Teige, son of Daniel MacNamara; finds that he died on the 13th March, 1634.

Finds the John Neylan of Ballymacahill, was, in his lifetime, owner of Drumgranagh, Knockanean, Cloonawee, in addition to those lands set forth in the Inquisition taken at Sixmilebridge on the 28th of March, 1633.

Finds that Donogh O’Mullowney of Glendree, was, by virtue of a mortgage, the owner of part of Glendree called Gurteen, of Cappa-nal-umurria, Roscarteen, and Ballycrome; finds that he died on the 2nd of January, 1628, leaving as his successor, his son Daniel.

Finds that Sir Rowland Delahoyde, Knt., being owner of Tyredagh, Keilshannahie, Knocknadilstie, Knockdrumfiernen, Cloonaleary, Knockadirdaowe, Gurteennaguppoge, and Affick, conveyed these lands to Oliver Delahoyde, on certain conditions; finds that Oliver mortgaged Affick to Walter Taylor of Dangarie for £130.