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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 O’Connor of Glaniconner; Kennedy MacBrian of Rineanna; Teige MacNamara of Clonboy; Shane and Daniel MacNamara of Enagh; Donogh MacNamara of Derrymore; Daniel Dorrogh Clancy of Tomelagh; Donogh O’Carmody of Clondrinagh; Turlogh O’Brien of Dough; Melaghlin MacGorman of Dromellihy; Donald Meregagh MacNamara of Ballylaghnan; Donald Crom O’Cloghessy of Ballinagleragh; Rickard MacGillareagh of Liskilloge; Daniel MacSweeney of Cushcruagh; Cumarra MacNamara of Carrowmeere; Cuvea MacNamara of Ardclooney; Fineen MacNamara of Rossroe; Sheeda NacNamara of Rossroe; Turlogh O’Brien of Ballymulcashel

Inquisition, taken at Sixmilebridge, on the 5th of June, 1626, finds that Daniel O’Connor owned Glan, in Corcomroe; and that he died on the 31st May, 1590, leaving Donogh his son and heir.

Inquisition, of same date and place, finds that Donogh, late Earl of Thomond, being owner in fee of Rineanna and Ballycalla, parish of Kilconry, conveyed same to Kennedy MacBrian, and Brian MacMurtagh, by Deed, dated in 1620.

Inquisition, of same date and place, finds that Teige MacNamara died on the 18th of February, 1613, being owner of Clonboy, parish of O’Brien’s Bridge, and leaving a son Daniel; finds that Shane MacNamara, owner of three cartrons of Enagh, died on the 1st of August, 1597, leaving a son named Teige; finds that Daniel MacNamara was owner of two cartons of Enagh, and that he died on the 31st of May, 1590, leaving a son named John; finds that Donogh MacNamara, owner of Derrymore, died on the 1st of May, 1570, leaving as his heir-at-law his relative Mahone, son of Donogh; finds that the Earl of Thomond, in 1619, conveyed the lands of Tomlagh to Daniel Dorrogh Clancy, and the lands Clondrinagh and Birrin to Donogh, son of Conor O’Carmody.

Inquisition, taken at Sixmilebridge, on the 10th of January, 1627, finds that Turlogh O’Brien of Dough died on the 1st of August, 1623, leaving his eldest son Daniel, then aged 44, his heir; that by deed of 1602, he conveyed his lands to Brian, son of Teige O’Connor, and to Cucoggery O’Higgin, in trust for his own and his son’s use. His lands were Balinalacken, Carrownacleary, Cahercloggaun, Derrymore, Mooghna, Ballinahown, Ballyerrily, Loghaunimulviry, Lehinch, Laghcloon, Caherycahill, Ballyherragh, Cragecurridan, Kilmoon, Ballyconnoe, Ballykinvartin, Cooleabeg, Fanorebeg, Lecarrowreagh, Ballynee, Fanore, Cahermakerrilla and Ballyloppane. The same Inquisition finds that Melaghlin MacGorman died on the 1st May, 1580, being owner of Dromellihy and Cahermurphy, and leaving as his heir, his son Dermot, then of full age.

Inquisition, taken at Sixmilebridge, on the 18th of January, 1627, finds that Donald Meregagh MacNamara died on the 30th August, 1626, being owner of Ballylaghnan and Rohenamore, parish of Ogonnello, and leaving as heir his nephew Daniel, son of Donogh of Ballinahinch.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 29th March, 1627, finds that Donald Crom, (the stooped), O’Cloghessy had conveyed, about thirty years previously, to David O’Cloghessy, the lands of Ballinaglearagh; finds that Rickard MacGillareagh owned part of the lands of Liskilloge; that he died on the 1st May, 1616, leaving as his heir, his son Conor, then of full age; finds that Conor MacGillareagh owned another part of Liskilloge, and that his heir was his son Dermot; finds that Daniel MacSweeney died on the 1st of August, 1612, being then owner of Cushcruagh, and leaving a son named Donogh; finds that, in 1606, Conor, son of Rickard MacGilleragh, had a mortgage on the lands of Lavally, the property of Turlogh MacMahon.

Inquisition, taken at Sixmilebridge, on the 10th of April, 1627, finds that Cumarra MacNamara died on the 10th of May, 1596, being then owner of part of the castle and lands of Carrowmeer, Clonmore, Cloonaherna, Dromganaghmore, Rathluby, and Gortrahan, and leaving, as his co-heirs, his sons Mahone and Donald Reagh, both then of full age and married; finds that Maccon MacNamara owned the other part of Carrowmeer, Cloonaherna and Clonmore, and that he died on the 10th of August, 1594, leaving his son Donald Maoel, then aged 22 as his heir; finds that Rory, son of Fineen, son of Loghlen, claimed part of Cloonaherna; finds that Cuvea Reagh MacNamara, being owner of part of Clonmoney, and part of Ardclooney, conveyed them, by Deed of May, 1621, to Teige MacNamara; finds that Fineen MacNamara, about forty years ago, being then owner of Rosroe, mortgaged it to Nicholas Stritch of Limerick for £200; that he died on the 1st of May, 1621, leaving as heir his son Sheeda, then aged 40 years, and that Sheeda had paid off Stritch’s mortgage about thirty years ago; finds that Turlogh O’Brien; being owner in 1602, of the castle, town and lands of Ballymulcashell, Ardadullane, and Renneen, conveyed them, by Deed of that date, to Mahone Roe MacNamara of Mooghaun, and to Brian, son of Turlagh, as trustees for his own use, and after his death, for the use of his son Conor.