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

1676 John Colpoys

1676. John Colpoys of Ballycarr, son of George, who held Ballycarr against the Irish in 1641-2, and died before 1655. He is said to have migrated from Northern England. In 1655 John had a lease of Ballycarr, “as formerly held by George Colpoys, deceased,” from the Earl of Thomond, conditionally on his keeping “a Protestant horse-soldier” with arms and provisions for one month.[60] His son George left an only daughter, and settled his estates October 9th, 1733,[61] on his nephew, John, son of Alderman Rawleigh Colpoys, ancestor of the Colpoyses of Ballycar. The last representative, Anthony Colpoys, died 1848. Arms (as on seals, 1760), argt. a maunch ermines.

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