Notes on the Sheriffs of County Clare, 1570-1700
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By Thomas Johnson Westropp, M.A., Member
1665 Giles Vandeleur

1665. Giles Vandeleur of Ralahine, eldest son of John, who, it appears from the depositions of 1652, was robbed of his house, mill, and yard at Sixmilebridge, 1642. The first of the family who settled in Ireland was Maximilian, a Dutch merchant, who obtained a fiant of naturalization, 1603.[47] Giles was granted Moihill by the Earl of Thomond, 1655, and was commissioner for applotting quit rents. His wife, Martha, daughter of the Rev. John Fitzgerald Dean of Cork, died 28th January, 1678. Her tombstone, near Limerick, is described by Dyneley, the arms being three trefoils sa. Giles is ancestor of the families of Ralahine and Kilrush.

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Vandeleur of Ralahine 1665