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

1697 Thomas Spaight

1697. Thomas Spaight of Cappa Lodge, got a confirmation of arms at Dublin, December 20, 1684, on his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of Mountfort Westhorpe. He is there stated to be son of Thomas, and grandson of James Spaight of Woolwich, Kent (temp. Elizabeth). Spaight was sole seneschal to Henry, Earl of Thomond, from whom he got numerous grants of land. His portrait is preserved in the Reeves family, representatives of his eldest son, Thomas. His will dates March 1, 1686, proved at Dublin, October, 1698. He died in office. The present family descend from his second son, William. Arms (as in confirmation, and on his seal, 1688), arg. on a fesse sa, three pheons.

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