1681 George Stamer
1681. George Stamer of Clare Castle, son of William
and grandson of William Stamer of Rerrendean, Essex, and Barbestown,
Kildare. Will May 7th, 1633. Proved at Dublin, 1637. George was
lieutenant of horse (as his father was lieutenant-general) in Cromwell’s
army. His castle of Clare was seized, and his cattle and crops taken
for the use of James II. from September, 1688, to 1690.
Married Jane, daughter and eventual heiress of William Yorke, who
was Mayor of Limerick, and presented the present bells to St. Mary’s
Cathedral (Yorke’s will dates 31st March, 1679). George’s
will dates at Carnelly, May 12th, 1707. Proved in Dublin, March,
1708. He was buried in Clare Abbey. His sons are reputed by reliable
tradition to have finally burned Quin Abbey. His last male descendant,
Colonel George Stamer, died 1819. Arms (as on seal, 1705), arg:
a lion passant, gules.