Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700
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By Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A., Member

1582 Sir George Cusack

1582. Sir George Cusack, Knight, son of Sir Thomas Cusack (Ciosokk),[13] Chancellor of Ireland. He, with Captain Mordaunt, Marshal of Thomond, hanged Donough O’Brien, of Lemeneigh, 6th Sept., 1582,[14] on the gate of Limerick, into which city the latter had come, relying on a protection in which a flaw was soon found by the authorities. Cusack was party to Perrot’s deed of composition with the Clare landowners, Aug. 1585, was slain in July, 1599, by Mahon O’Brien, whose grandfather’s lands had been given to Cusack by Bingham. Mahon waited his opportunity and assassinated the grantee, who was buried in Ennis Abbey.[15]

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