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A 1640 register of the Thomond Papers at Petworth House [with index]
By Luke McInerney

The Petworth House Archive is an important repository of seventeenth century material relating to Co. Clare, much of it unavailable elsewhere. This article examines a register of the Thomond Papers compiled in 1640 for the use of Barnabas O’Brien, the sixth earl of Thomond. It presents, in considerable detail, papers and legal documents relating to the Thomond estates in counties Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. An index is also provided.

This article first appeared in the 2021 issue of ‘Archivium Hibernicum’. Clare County Library is grateful to Luke McInerney and to The Catholic Historical Society of Ireland for permission to reproduce this article.

   Thomond Register 1640 (PDF)



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