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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

Sheeda MacNamara of Moynoe; Donogh MacNamara of Truogh; Mahone MacNamara of Kilkishen; Conor O’Brien of Ballyportry; John Neylan of Ballymacahill; Simon Morris of Ballyliddane; John MacNamara Finn of Dangan; Conor Kisilla of Carrowreagh; Rickard MacGillareagh of Cloondrinagh

Inquisition, taken at Sixmilebridge, on the 28th of March, 1633, before Philip Percival, finds that Sheeda MacNamara, of Moyna-an-genagh, died thirty years ago, leaving Teige his son and heir.

Inquisition of the same date, finds that Donogh, son of Mahone MacNamara of the Derry, was owner of Derryanlangfort, Clogherry, and Truogh, and that he died five years previously, leaving his son, Mahone, his heir.

Inquisition of the same date, finds that Conor O’Brien of Ballyportrey died on the 20th of March, 1614, leaving a son, Teige, then aged 17, his heir-at-law. This Teige, fourteen years ago, exchanged the lands of Ballyportrey for those of Ballymurphy, with the Earl of Thomond. Ballymurphy is now held by Donogh O’Brien, of Leamaneh.

Inquisition of the same date, finds that John Neylan died on the 10th of May, 1621, being owner of the lands of Ballymacahill, Knockane, and Cappagh, (Kilraghtis,) and leaving as his successor his son, Redmond Neylan.

Inquisition of the same date, finds that the late Earl of Thomond, twenty-five years ago, gave the lands of Ballyliddane to Simon Morris in exchange for the lands of Kilnagalliagh, in the barony of Moyarta; finds that Simon died, and was succeeded by his son James; finds that James died on the 28th of September, 1632, leaving Bryan, his son, aged seventeen years, as his successor; finds that Honoria O’Brien is the widow of James, and is now surviving.

Inquisition, taken the 23rd of September, 1633, finds that John MacNamara Finn, otherwise called The MacNamara Finn, late of Knoppoge and Dangan-i-viggin, was owner, in his lifetime, of the tolls and customs of Quin; of the garden and water-mill at Quin; of the castle and lands of Cratloe Maoel; of Garryncurra, Carrowancloghaun, Ballymorris, Mausnarylaan, Ballymulchanna, and Feaghquin; finds that he assigned these lands to Sheeda Cam MacNamara, and to Geoffrey O’Mulqueeny, for certain uses; finds that he owned likewise the lands of Nevennaghane, Ballyogan, Cappagh, Ballycroghane, Gurteen, Dromolloghdane, Beallaghbuy, Drishane, Cloonellishane, Knockavally, Knocknaghlashy, Cullinagh, and Gortdromeneen; finds that he assigned these, by Deed of 10th January, 1601, to Bricr. (sic.) Macnamara for certain uses; finds that he was owner of the following lands also, viz., Coolbanny, Gortroughane, Gortedorris, Yearagh, Ballyroughan, Drumullanmore, and beg, Glan-muinter-Moloney, otherwise called Carrowgar; and that he assigned these, on the 12th of June, 1601, to John Oge MacNamara for certain uses; finds that he was owner of the castle and lands of Castletownmocroise, Knockacassane, Kilfeilim, Knockardavurrihy, Knockbrack, Cragbwee, Ballyogan, Bearnankilleen, Edankeeve, and that by deed of 8th of November, 1601, he assigned them to Teige MacNamara for certain uses; finds that the said John MacNamara Finn died on the 20th of January, 1602, leaving Donald MacNamara, his eldest son, then of full age, as his heir.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 22nd of October, 1634, before William Brigdall, finds that Conor, son of Rory Kisilla, [6] died in December, 1633, being then owner of Carrowreagh, in Aghcloghane; finds that his successor was John Kisilla, his eldest son, then aged seventeen years.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the same day, before John Evans, finds that Rickard MacGillareagh, late of Cloondrinagh, was owner likewise of Cloonborna; that he died on the 1st of August, 1634, leaving Mahone his son and heir, then aged nine years, and leaving his widow, Johanna Considine, surviving him.