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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost

Part I. Topography of Thomond Chapter 4. Ui Caisin

Chapter 4. Footnotes

1. See Description of Clare in Library of Trinity College, Dublin. According to this the O’Gradys of Tomgraney, Scariff, and Moynoe, were tributary to the MacNamaras.

2. In 1564 it is stated that the river Owenogarney is situate in the territory of Clan Cuilean.

3. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. xv., no. 15.

4. The O’Reddans were hereditary stewards of the eastern parts of Thomond. Their patrimony was situate in the parishes of Kilmurry and Kilfinaghty.

5. Maol Domnaigh signifies servant of the church.

6. See Index to Sir William Petty’s map of the county of Clare, which index is designated the Book of Distributions and Forfeitures, and is preserved in the Record Office, Dublin.

7. Ann. Innsf.

8. Cill. Cainnigh in the original text of the Four Masters.

9. This Hugh was the son of Loghlen Laider (the strong), by his second marriage with the daughter of O’Daly, of Corcomroe. His first wife was the daughter of O’Dwyer, of Kilnemanagh, Co. Tipperary, and by her he had two sons.

10. This must be Conor, the third earl, who died in 1580, and Teige MacNamara (Finn), whose death occurred in 1571.

11. Brody cites as authorities for these allegations the statements of Peter Conroy in the work designated Threnodiæ. His own very curious work was printed at Prague in 1669.

12. See at Tomgraney, in this work.

13. After the suppression of the abbey it was given, together with the tithes of the parish, to Donogh Earl of Thomond, Jan. 19th , 1620, and again granted in fee to Henry Earl of Thomond, Sept. 1st , 1661.—Archdall Mon. Hib. p. 27.

14. Joyce: Irish Names of Places, ii., 380.

15. “May 1st . Breccan, bishop. Some think that this was Breccan of Arran, and of Kilbrecain in Thomond, and who was of the race of Cormac Cas, son of Oilill Olum.”—Martyrology of Donegal.

16. Joyce: Irish Names of Places, ii., 76.

17. Four Masters, A.D. 1278.

18. Idem, A.D. 1005.

19. Martyrology of Donegal, 5th February.

20. Joyce: Irish Names of Places, ii., 339.

21. Monasticon Hibernicum, Vol. i., p. 90. Annals of the Four Masters, A.D. 1402.

22. Luke Wadding, apud Allemand.

23. Archdall’s Monast. Hib.: ibid.

24. By an Inquisition taken on the 24th of April, 4th of King James I., (A.D. 1607) it was found that the lands of Keeva belonged to the abbey, as also the mill in the town of Quin.—Inquisitions, Clare; Record Office, Dublin.

25. Annales Minorum, by Father Fonseca, Rome, 1733. Vol. 8, p. 46. Vol. 10, p. 218.

26. Idem.

27. See the compilation made by Father Francis Ward for the use of Luke Wadding in the library of the Franciscan Order, Dublin, and translated by Most Rev. Dr. Mullock, Bishop of Newfoundland, Duffy’s Hibernian Magazine, Vol. i, p. 190. See also MacBroudin, lib. iv. cap. 15.

28. This is the man for whom the Wars of Turlogh were transcribed by Andrew MacCurtin. The MS. is now in the Library of Trinity College.

29. The name of Clune is still well know in this district.

30. This Donogh son of Conor was Donogh the Fat, second Earl of Thomond.

31. This Murrogh O’Brien was Murrogh the Tanist, created first Earl of Thomond in 1543.

32. Oct. 27th, 2nd of King James I. Inquisition of this date states that McNamara, of Dangan, had granted the quarter of land called Cahercutteen to the church of Tulla for masses, and that said grant was revoked as contrary to the statute of Mortmain.

33. The value of a mark was thirteen shillings and fourpence.

34. This John signed the Co. Clare Composition in 1585.

35. John of Dangan, called Fionn, died 1603. Inquisition.

36. Daniel of Dangan, Knopoge, and Cratloe Moyle.

37. John Mac Namara was Lieut.-Colonel of Clare’s Dragoons, High Sheriff of Clare, 1689, and Member for the County in James II. Parliament, 1689-90.

38. John Mac Namara died about the year 1780, leaving no issue. He was the last representative of the main stem of the Mac Namaras.



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