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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

Thomas Arthur, Sir Geoffrey Galway; Daniel Crom O’Cloghessy of Ballynagleragh; Scanlan MacGorman of Cahermurphy; Thomas O’Cloghessy of Lissanair; Conor Clancy of Kildima; Teige O’Molony of Glandree; Donogh MacNamara of Ballynagleragh; John MacNamara of Coolreagh; Dermot, Baron of Inchiquin; Sir John MacNamara of Mountallon

Inquisition, taken on the 5th of October 1536, before William Brickdall, at Ennis, finds that Thomas Arthur, being owner of Gortnalogh, Kylecloontra, and Knockshanvo, parish of Kilseily, died on the 25th March, 1635, and that . . . Arthur is his son and heir.

Finds that Alderman James Galwey, and his son Geoffrey Galwey of Limerick, being owners of the castle and lands of Truogh, conveyed these lands to Thomas Burke of Coolyhenan, near Limerick, for certain uses specified in a Deed of the 19th of May, 1602; finds that said Geoffrey was owner of Inishmacowney, under the Earl of Thomond, and being joined in a Deed, bearing date the 19th of March, 1621, by Pierce Creagh, burgess, Richard Galwey, merchant, Nicholas Stritch Fitz Bartholomew, and Andrew Comyn, merchant, all of Limerick, by Dermot MacTeige of Truogh, county Limerick, and by James Comyn of Doonbeg, county Clare, conveyed that Island to William Stritch and John Roche of Limerick, for certain uses; finds that said Geoffrey, being seized of the lands of Ing East, demised them, by his will, to Alderman Dominick White and James Fox of Limerick; finds that the aforesaid Geoffrey, by virtue of a mortgage made to him by Sir John MacNamara, Knt., was owner of the townland of Cloonsheerea; finds that he died on the 2nd of April, 1636, leaving his grandson, Sir Geoffrey Galwey, Bart., aged 19 years, his heir; finds that Teige and Mahone MacNamara lay claim to the lands of Ing as being theirs of right.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, before Boetius Clancy, on the 5th of April, 1637, finds that Daniel Crom O’Cloghessy, late of Ballinagleragh and Lissea, died on the 28th of September, 1636, leaving as his co-heiresses Murren and Honoria, both infants; finds that during his life, he had demised these lands for short terms of years, and for certain rents, to Stephen and Vincent Creagh, merchants, of Limerick.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis on the 18th of April, 1637, before Boetius Clancy, finds that Scanlan, son of Mahone MacGorman, was owner of the hall, courtyard, and of two bedchambers, in the castle of Cahermurphy; of part of the lands of Ardgowney, Barnanard, Kilcahermurphy, Cloggagh, and Knockeanville, all these being sub-denominations of Cahermurphy; finds that by Deed of October, 1623, said Scanlan conveyed these lands to Teige MacBrody of Knockmalboy for the use of Thomas MacGorman, his son; finds that this Thomas died, on the 20th of December, 1635, leaving Daniel, his son, then aged 15 years, surviving him.

Finds that Thomas, son of Art O’Cloghessy of Lissanair, conveyed these lands by Deed of June 1629, to Mahone MacEncarriga of Cloghaneinchy in mortgage for £60.

Inquisition, taken same day at Ennis, before Sir Roland Delahoyde, finds that Conor Clancy of Kildima, parish of Kilfearagh, died in 1625, leaving a son Hugh as his successor.

Finds that Teige O’Mullowney, son of Daniel Finn, owner of part of Glendree and its sub-denominations, died on the 17th of November, 1633, leaving his son and heir Donogh, then aged eighteen years, to succeed him.

Finds that Donogh Roe MacNamara of Ballynagleragh, died, leaving his son Teige as his heir-at-law.

Finds that John MacNamara of Coolreagh, being owner of that place and of other lands set forth in a former Inquisition, died on the 16th of January, 1629 leaving his son Mahone, then aged thirteen years, his heir, and leaving a widow, Honoria, since married to Brian, son of Turlogh MacMahon, of Ballyvorrie.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, before Conor Clancy, after reciting, at great length, the lands granted to the Barons of Inchiquin, finds that Dermot Lord Inchiquin, granted, in 1621, the lands of Ballymackeogh to Donogh O’Connor, and made the following grants in perpetuity in subsequent years: Tully, near Ballymackeogh, to Patrick Nestor; the tithes of Clondagad, to Teige MacConsidine; the tithes and Cappagarran, part of the abbey lands of Killone, to Daniel and Donogh MacConsidine; Attyslany and Carrownamona, to Daniel MacNamara; Cloonkilla, Gurtinbohelan, and Monagat, to Donogh Oge O’Conor; Ballycarrolan, to Teige O’Brien; Caherblonick, to Thomas MacGorman; Fanmore, to Loghlen Reagh O’Hehir; Gavenballagh, to More O’Hehir; Knockanegilladuff, to Dermot, Teige, Donogh, and Brian MacDonnell; Ballycasheen, to Edmond O’Hogan, Melaghlen Oge O’Hehir, and Mahone MacConsidine; Cahernahallia, to Murtagh MacConsidine; Munnia, and certain other lands belonging to the abbey of Corcomroe, to Anthony Lynch, John Markham, and Geoffrey Lynch; certain lands in the Termon of Killinaboy, called Clonlagan and Cappagh, to Turlogh Mac Sweeny; the lands of . . . to Nehemiah Nestor; Lackareagh, Killinaboy to Teige O’Dowyne; and Ballyvaghan, to John Lynch. The Inquisition further finds that Dermot, Baron of Inchiquin, died on the 29th of December, 1624, leaving Murrogh, then aged ten years, his eldest son and heir; finds that during his lifetime, he gave the castle and lands of Shallee to Oliver Martin; Ballylecany, to Andrew Brown of Galway; Ballyharaghan, with its water mill, to James . . . ; Ballyvanen, to Philip Comyn; and Ballyleckanny, to Daniel O’Dea. The Inquisition further finds, that the Bishop of Killaloe claims the church livings of Dromcliff, Dysert, Rath, and Killinaboy, together with the advowson of the Rectory of Inishcahy, alias Kilrush.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 26th of September, 1633, before John Davis, finds that Sir John MacNamara, Knt., of Mountallon, being the owner in fee of the following denominations, granted them, in perpetuity, in consideration of certain sums of money, and for other considerations, to the undernamed persons: Ballymacdonnell, to James Hickey; Killychilly, to John Fanning; Kilagurteen, to Mahone Oge, son of John, son of Mahone MacNamara; Clooncarhy, to John O’Mulconry; Irigh, Aughinish, and part of Teerovannan, called Killeany, to same John O’Mulconry; Killeagy and Shanaknock, to John, son of Loghlen MacNamara; Gurtdromin, and Knocksflattye, to Teige, son of Hugh Cusack, (MacIsog); Cloghnageehy, to John Oge Cusack; Gortadroma and Killeen, parish of Clonlea, to Patrick Morgan.