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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

Turlogh Roe MacMahon of Clonderalaw; Sir Teige MacMahon Bart.; George Cusack of Aughrim; Murtagh MacMahon of Carrigerry; Teige Roe MacMahon of Derrycrossane;
Thomas O’Cloghessy of Ballynaglearagh; John and Cuvarra MacNamara of Coolreagh; Maurice Mulconry of Cullane; Thomas MacGorman of Drumdigus; Thomas MacMahon of Sheeaun

Inquisition, taken the same day, [Ennis, on the 7th of August, 1630] finds that Turlogh Roe MacMahon, being owner of the following lands, viz., Kilkerin, Cloonarass, and Knockphutteen, mortgaged them to Stephen Stritch, by Deed of May, 1625; he also, by Deed of February, 1627, mortgaged to James Bourke of Limerick, the following lands, viz., Dangan, [3] Colemanstown, Ballinacally, Coolsuppeen, Coolneslie, Knockroe, Ballymulchure, Ballyogan, Ballina, Cloonkerry, and Ballygeery; by Deed bearing date the fifteenth year of King James I. he conveyed to his second son, Brian MacMahon, and to his heirs male, the subjoined lands, viz., Knockalehid, Cloonakilla, Ballynageragh, Lack, Leamnalaha, Breaghva, Fahyvickonirick, Binvorrane, Crossbeg, Crossmore, Derrycrossane Castle and Town, Lack in Kilmihil, Cloonakilla, Knockmore, Ballydunneen, also in Kilmihil; Coolreade, and Coolnayne. The Inquisition finds further, that Turlogh Roe died on the 9th of June, 1629, leaving his eldest son, Sir Teige MacMahon, Baronet, then of full age, his heir-at-law; and leaving, besides the lands given as above to his second son, the undermentioned denominations: Clonderalaw Castle and lands, Liskilloge, Cloonfurihis, Knappoge, Ballynamweel, Cloonkarkaire, Derrygeeha, Carrowbane, Barrane, Killeenmore, and Kilmore. It also finds that Turlogh Roe, in November, 1617, demised to Andrew White and Michael White, the old Court of Ballymacrinan, the lands of Kilmurry and Cloncarcar, Templemaoel, and Ballymulcaire, for terms of years. It finds furthermore, that Sir Teige MacMahon, Baronet, on the 24th of July, 1629, mortgaged the lands of Carrowbane to Daniel O’Kealy, and the lands of Burren and Kilmurry to Turlogh, son of Brian Roe MacMahon.

Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that George Cusack, being owner of Aughrim, mortgaged it to Conor and Daniel O’Maoelan, by Deed of November, 1592; finds that George Cusack died on the 20th of January, 1599, leaving his nephew, Richard Cusack, his heir-at-law, and his widow, Catherine Handcock him surviving.

Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that Murtagh MacMahon, who died about twenty years ago, was owner of Carrigerry and of lands in Tuath-na-Farnan (Kiladysert); that he left a son named Teige, then aged eighteen years, as his heir.

Inquisition of the same day, finds that Teige Roe MacMahon, owner of Derrycrossane, died on the 20th of June, 1624, leaving as successor his son, Murrogh.

Inquisition of the same day, finds that Thomas O’Cloghessy was owner of Ballynagleragh; that he died in 1582, leaving his son, Art, to succeed him; finds that in 1618, Art gave in exchange, the lands of Ballynagleragh to Turlogh MacMahon, for those of Lissanair, parish of Kilmihil.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 27th of January, 1630, finds that Turlogh O’Brien mortgaged the lands of Kilshanny to Henry Blake of Galway, by Deed bearing date 1629.

Inquisition, taken on the 18th of April, 1630, at Ennis, by John Evans, finds that John and Cuvarra MacNamara mortgaged the following lands to Sir John MacNamara, Knight, viz., Coolreaghmore, Crogherine, Dromscare, otherwise Liscockboe; Quilty, Aghinish, otherwise Poulnaspike; finds that, by Deed of 1617, they conveyed certain lands to Mahone, son of Donogh MacNamara, of Kilkishen; finds that the aforesaid John pledged his part of Cloonty, Coolreagh, and Bealkelly to Thomas Nash, Esq., for £8 sterling; finds that said John died in January, 1630, leaving Mahone his son and heir.

Inquisition, of the same date, finds that Donogh, late Earl of Thomond, conveyed, in 1618, to Maurice Mulconrey and his heirs, the ruined castle, and lands of Cullane, with the lands of Rathlube.

Inquisition, of the same date, finds that Thomas MacGorman, by Deed of November, 1623, demised the lands of Dromdigus to Henry Thornton and Daniel Molony, in trust for his own use, with remainder to his son Thomas, and to his heirs male; finds that said Thomas MacGorman, being owner of Tullycrine, conveyed it, in trust, to Thomas, son of Murtagh MacMahon, of Inchygreen and Teige O’Kelly of Carrowbane, for certain uses; finds that said Thomas died in 1630, leaving Thomas his son and heir, then a married man.

Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that Thomas, son of Murtagh MacMahon, being owner of Sheen and Knockbrack, demised same, in 1611, to Teige Roe MacMahon and Conor Roe MacMahon, of Mooghaun, in trust for his own use, with remainder to his son Murtagh; finds that the same Thomas, being owner of Knockalough and Knockmore, conveyed these, by Deed of 1621, to his son Murtagh, in trust for the use of himself, of his son, and of his son’s wife More, and of their descendants.