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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

Donogh O’Carmody of Clondrinagh; Thomas O’Cahill of Ballymaclenan; John O’Grady of Fossamore; Teige MacNamara of Ardcloney; Donogh MacSweeney of Casherna; Donogh O’Loghlen of Moygowna; John MacNamara of Carrowreagh; Henry Blake of Galway; Sir John MacNamara of Mountallon

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 20th of April, 1631, before John Evans, finds that Donogh O’Carmody mortgaged the lands of Clandrinagh to Sir Daniel O’Brien, and that Carmody died in 1530, leaving his son James his heir-at-law.

Finds that Thomas Liath O’Cahill mortgaged, in 1628, part of the lands of Ballyvicklennan to Maoelmurry MacSweeny of Kilballyowen; finds that the other part was mortgaged to Sir Daniel O’Brien, of Dough, by Cormack, son of Daniel O’Cahill.

Finds that John O’Grady, in his lifetime, was seized of the lands of Fossamore and Fossabeg, of Capparoe, Kilfeilim, Tullery, Knocknagleragh, and Kilgobban; finds that his son Donogh, of full age, at the time of his death, in 1631, became his heir; finds that his widow, Catherine Bourke, now survives him; finds that Donogh O’Grady, joined by Tiege, son of Mahone Roe, and by Conor, son of Mahone Roe, of Mooghane, conveyed, by deed of 1620, certain of the above lands to John MacNamara, of Danganbrack, and to Donogh, son of Donald MacNamara, of Ballinahinch.

Inquisition of 4th of October 1631, taken at Ennis, before Boetius Clancy and John Evans, finds that Teige MacNamara, of Ardcloney, in consideration of the sum of £80, by Deed of April, 1630, mortgaged that townland to Sir Daniel O’Brien for one thousand years, subject to certain conditions.

Finds that Donogh MacSweeney was owner of Casherna in 1629, and that he joined himself with his son, Donald, in a mortgage deed conveying that place to Andrew White, of Limerick, Merchant, for a term of ninety-nine years; finds that said Donogh died two years ago, viz., in 1629.

Finds that Donogh O’Loghlen conveyed the lands of Moygowna, parish of Carron, to his son Brian O’Loghlen.

Finds that John, son of Rory, son of MacAodh Silla, of Carrowreagh, died on the 17th of April, . . . . leaving his son Hugh to succeed him.

Inquisition, taken on the 22nd of April, 1632, at Ennis, finds that Turlagh O’Brien, of Tullaghmore, being owner of Ballytarsna, sold it to Henry Blake, of Galway, merchant.

Inquisition, taken on the 14th of August, 1632, at Ennis, before Henry Harte, finds that Sir John MacNamara, Knt., was owner of Mountallon, Commons, Coolistoonan, Cloonconrymore, Formoyle, Claromyre, Killeagy, Crag, Carrowgar, Castlelough, Cloongaheen, Moyfinne, Cappalaheen, Lahardaun, Caumcloyne, Liscullaun, Liscackboe, and Drumcharley; of the castle and parcels of land called Roin MacNamara; of Moonageenagh, Clonlea, and Killycully; finds that he mortgaged to John Fanning, for £100, the lands of Cloonaleary, Ballynaglogh, Ardskha, and Gorteenaneelig; that he mortgaged, for £60, part of the Cuolaghs; that he was owner of Kilsillane, alias Ballyquely, Clashduff, Drumsillagh, Outerush, Ballynagleragh, Carrowroe, Kilboggoon, Fortanebegg, Hurdlestown, Kilacaslane, Shanvoih, Pilanena, Leaghort, Ballymacdonnell, Castleoghoe, and Doonvicnamara; that he enjoyed the right to hold fairs each year, one at the Feast of St. Martin, the other at the Feast of St. Bernard, and a market also, in March, at Broadford; [4] that he possessed the right of Court Leet and Court Baron, as of his manor of Mountallon; finds that, by Indenture of the 11th of November, 1623, [5] Sir John constituted Dominick Sarsfield Viscount Kilmallock, Boetius Clancy of Knockfinn, John MacNamara of Danganbrack, and David O’Shaughnessy of Dysert, trustees for certain purposes expressed therein, viz., for his own use, and for the use of Jennett, his wife, during their lives, with certain remainders; finds that he made a will on the 18th of May, 1632, and died on the same day without an heir male, but leaving as heir and next-of-kin, his nephew Teige, of Ardcloney, of full age.

Inquisition, taken at Sixmilebridge, on the 23rd of September, 1633, finds that Mahone, son of Donagh MacNamara of Kilkishen, was owner also of Teeronea, commonly called Curragh Keittemore, Maoelahin, Drommin-a-nairagh, Skehana, Cullinagh, and Quin; that he died on the 26th of February, 1632, leaving his son Donogh, then married, as his heir; finds that said Mahone, twenty years ago, demised the lands of Ballynevan to Teige, son of John MacNamara, at the yearly rent of twelvepence; finds that the above-named Donagh was owner also of Lehardan, Ballykally, called Knockacloggeen, Clanrory, and that he assigned them to his second son, John, eighteen years ago; finds that Fineen MacNamara, of Kilcornan, son of the late Thomas MacNamara, of the same place, being a Ward of the King, claims part of Teeronea, called Calluragh.