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

1662-3 George Purdon

1662-3. George Purdon of Tinneranna, son of Simon (whose father, John, had settled at Tulla, county Clare, and was son of Simon Purdon of Tallagh, county Dublin, who got a pension from Elizabeth for having been lamed in his service of the Crown.[44] The latter’s brother, Gilbert, obtained a confirmation of arms from the Ulster King of Arms in these terms:[45]“Since the arms of the old and illustrious family of Purdon . . . are found in our ancient records, and Gilbert Purdon, gent., now of Dublin, son of James Purdon of Kirklington, in Cumberland . . . is sprung from the same place, and having removed from his native place . . . I have confirmed the arms . . . on a field arg: the head of a leopard gu: between a chevron and a chief sa.” Dublin, 12th July, 1588). George married Mary, daughter of Thomas Lewis of Yorkshire; their son, Simon, was High Sheriff of Clare, 1684 and 1696.

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