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

Footnotes

1. “Calendar of State Papers, Ireland,” pp. 449, 478.

2. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

3. Inquisitions at Ennis, 4th June, 22 Eliz.; 26th July, 1578. These Inquisitions are all from MSS. R.I.A., 14, c. 2, 3, 4.

4. Inquisition, 16th Jan., 1584.

5. Inquisition, 8th August, 1612, of Richard Wingfield and Honora, his wife, co-heir of Teige MacMurrough.

6. Inquisition at Ennis, 2nd October, 1621.

7. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

8. “XVI. Report Rec. Comm., ” p. 61.

9. Inquisition at Quinhy, 31st March, 34 Eliz., and 19th April, 1608.

10. “Papers,” Dublin Registry, B. 61, p. 401; B. 65, p. 95, &c.; and at Attyflin.

11. “Calendar of State Papers, Ireland,” p. 231.

12. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

13. Ibid.

14. Inquisition at Dromolan[d], 6th Dec., 1582.

15. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

16. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

17. Inquisition, Ennis Abbey, 14th Jan., 1588.

18. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

19. “Calendar of State Papers, Ireland.”

20. Dwyer’s “Killaloe,” p. 554.

21. Inquisition, ut supra, 1599.

22. “Annals of the Four Masters.”

23. “Patent Rolls.”

24. “Charter of Innish,” Oct. 20, 1612.

25. “Patent Rolls.”

26. Cuffe’s “Journal.”

27. Dwyer’s “Killaloe,” p. 143.

28. “Patent Rolls.”

29. Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, p. 470.

30. Inquisitions, 4th August, 1632, and 26th September, 1633.

31. Ibid.

32. “Papers” at Dromoland.

33. Cuffe’s “Journal.”

34. “Arthur MSS.,” quoted by Lenihan.

35. Dwyer’s “Killaloe,” pp. 216-219.

36. “Desiderata Curiosa;” also Belling’s “Irish Confederation,” vol. i., p. 137.

37. Inquisition, 16th Jan., Ann. 2, Car. 2.

38. Dwyer’s “Killaloe,” pp. 216-219.

39. “Irish Confederation,” vol. iv., p. 53.

40. Journal, R.H.A.A.I., 1870, p. 335.

41. “Liber Munerum Hiberniæ.”

42. “XVIII. Report Rec. Comm.,” p. 248.

43. “Dublin Registry,” Book 14, p. 360.

44. “Patent Rolls.”

45. MSS. T.C.D., E. 3. 17.

46. MSS. T.C.D., F. 3. 23.

47. “Calender of State Papers, Ireland,” p. 399.

48. “Lib. Mun. Hib.”

49. “Lib. Mun. Hib.”

50. “Ordnance Survey Letters, R.I.A.,” 14. B. 23.

51. “Character of Ennis.”

52. Cuffe’s “Journal,” &c.

53. “Patent Rolls.”

54. Inquisition, post mortem.

55. Ibid.

56. MSS. T.C.D., F. 3. 23.

57. Dynelly.

58. “Lib. Mun. Hib.”

59. “Patent Rolls.”

60. Note on Dyneley’s Tour.

61. “Dub. Reg.,” B. 80, p. 151.

62. Petition lately at Stamerpark.

63. Act of Settlement.

64. Notes on Dyneley’s Tour.

65. Dwyer, p. 402.

66. Act of Parliament.

67. Probably 1720.

68. “Calendar of State Papers, Ireland.”

69. Dwyer, p. 284.

70. The following High Sheriffs were deprived of their arms and horses:-“In Tulla, Thomas Spaight, Simon Purdon, and John Cusack. In Bunratty, John McNamara, Sir Donough O’Brien, David Bindon, Giles Vandeclure, and John Colpoys. In Moyarta, Henry Hickman. In Clonderlaw, Montiford Westropp, Henry Lee, and George Ross. In Islands, George Stamer. A letter of Lord Clare, at Cork, 10 Aug., 1689, shows that Geo. Stamer, Mr. Purdon, and Thos. Hickman were confined in Clare Castle under charge of Hugh Sweeny; and Messrs. Bindon, Hewitt, Colpoys, Lee, Vandeleur, and Smith, are ordered to be imprisoned in Piers Creagh’s House, or at Ballyhidan Castle.”-Dwyer’s “Killaloe,” pp. 385, 387.

71. “Patent Rolls.”

72. “Patent Rolls.”

73. Ibid.

74. “Dub. Reg.,” B. 309, p. 88.

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