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|The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost|
Chapter 14. Footnotes
1. The above abstract is taken from the original Chancery Roll in the Record Office, Dublin. It is asserted by the Four Masters that John MacNamara did not sign the Deed.
2. From this Mahone, according to the Four Masters (A.D. 1586), the sliocht Mahon (the family of Mahon), is named.
3. Ann. Four Masters, A.D. 1586. By an Inquisition taken on the 24th May, 1592, it was found that the above-named Mahone O’Brien was, at his death, the owner of Cloondovan, Boulawan, Killeenmacoog, Derreenatlaghtaun, and Tulla, all of which lands were forfeited to the Crown by his rebellion. See Clare Inquisition. These lands were afterwards given to George Cusack, but Turlogh, son of the former owner, slew Cusack. See Four Masters, 1599.
4. Tuath-na-Fearna here means Killadysert.
5. Cornelius O’Dea, bishop of Limerick, succeeded in the year 1400, resigned the see in 1426, and died in 1434. See Harris’ Ware’s Bishops.
6. See Froude, History of England. Calendar of State Papers. Eliz. Carew MSS. Journal of Royal Archæological Association, 1889, vol. ix., fourth series, Article by T. J. Westropp, M.A. See, also, Harleian Miscellany, i.
subjoin the following notices taken from the Four Masters:
8. Four Masters. A.D. 1598, 1599. In 1599, died More, daughter of Sir Donald O’Brien of Ennistymon, a most praiseworthy woman. Idem.
9. Sir Turlough O’Brien, of Ennistymon, hired mercenaries for the Queen, and Daniel, (afterwards the first Viscount Clare), the younger brother of the Earl, took the command of the people in assisting the Queen. Four Masters, A.D. 1599.
10. Coilmore comprised Ballyogan, parish of Dysert, and several of the adjoining townlands.
11. See ante, p. 203. Grianan Aileach was the seat of the O’Neills of the north. For a full account of it, see Ordnance Survey Memoir of the parish of Templemore (Londonderry).
12. The Earl of Thomond was at this time a Protestant, and exercising the bitterness of marshall law against the Irish poets. (Note by Dr. O’Donovan in Annals of Four Masters.)
subjoined event are also recorded by the Four Masters as having
happened about this time:
14. Annals of Four Masters, A.D. 1599.
John Davis, however, says that many of the people of Clare spoke good
English in his time, and that the chiefs “appeared in civil habit
and fashion,” but that the common people were not so “reformed”
as the people of Limerick and Cork. Calender of State Papers,
16. Annals of Four Masters, A.D. 1599.
17. Lodge’s Peerage.
18. Four Masters, A.D. 1601—Clare Inquisitions, Sept. 11th, 1627.
19. Annals of the Fours Masters A.D. 1599-1600.
20. Annals of the Four Masters A.D. 1601.
21. Stafford Correspondence—passim.