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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost


Part III. History of the County of Clare
Chapter 15. Inquisitions relating to County of Clare—Reign of Elizabeth

Patrick Morgan of Enagh O’Flynn; Murtagh O’Brien of Tulla; Donogh O’Brien of Dromoland; Murrogh O’Brien (the Tanist)

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 2nd of June, 1595, before Richard Boyle, deputy, finds that Patrick Morgan, late of Enagh, died on the 17th of November 1594, being the owner of Enagh O’Flynn, Teeronee, Clonbrowir, Boynack, Killanena, Enagh Teige MacSheeda, Knock . . . , Clashduff, Snatty, and . . . . . .; finds that Thomas Morgan is the son and heir of said Patrick, and was a minor when he succeeded to the estate.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 7th of August, 1596, before Thomas Dillon, Chief Justice, finds that Murtagh O’Brien, late of Tulla, died on the 31st of August, 1593, leaving his widow, Maria Ffrench, and an eldest son, Murrogh, his heir, whose age at his father’s death was eight years; finds that the following lands belonged to Murtagh; Tullagh, Ballymacdonnell-ban, Ballyhoomulta, and Clonymolloyne; finds that said Murtagh conveyed these lands in trust to one Peter Ledwich, of Leackyn, county Westmeath, and to George Ffrench of Galway.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 28th of May, 1599, before Edward Crofton, finds that Donogh, son of Murrogh O’Brien, of Dromoland, was attainted of high treason and executed; finds that on the day of his death he was owner of Dromen, which lands were forfeited by his treason, but are, at the time of this Inquisition, in the possession of one Conor Duff O’Dea; finds that he was owner also of Drominalary, part of Inrinagh.

Inquisition, taken at Ennis, on the 4th of June, in the . . th year of the reign of Elizabeth, finds that after Murrogh O’Brien’s (the Tanist) return from England, he divided his estates between his three sons as here described:—To Dermot, Baron of Inchiquin, his eldest son, he gave the lands of Inchiquin, Derryowen, O’Brien’s-bridge, Ballycarroll, Ballyharaghan, and part of the lands belonging to the suppressed monastery of Kilshanny; to Teige, his second son, he gave Ballinagown (Smithstown), Ballyveaghan, Boneill, Tromroe, and other parts of the church lands of Kilshanny; to Donogh, his third son, Leamaneh, Dromoland, Ballyconneely, Cowillreough, Clonemonhyl, and the lands belonging to the abbey of Corcomroe. The same Inquisition finds that Margaret Cusack, the widow of the late Baron, is now married to Christopher Cruise of the Naul, in the county of Meath; finds that Teige O’Brien of Smithstown died on the 28th day of December, in the 20th year of the Queen, at Inchiquin, leaving issue Turlogh O’Brien, and leaving a widow Honoria O’Brien; finds that Donogh, of Dromoland, was attainted of treason, on the 28th of September, 24th of the Queen; finds that the aforesaid Donogh, Teige O’Brien of Leimaneh, and Donogh Duff MacConsidine of Ballyharahan, had bound themselves by bond, entered into before John Gough, the Mayor of Dublin, to repay to Roger Poope and John Sc . . . in of Grangegorman, the sum of £50. The same Inquisition finds that Turlogh, son of Donogh O’Brien, was attainted of felony before a Commission, held at Galway, on the 22nd of May, in the 23rd year of Elizabeth, and that, at the time of his attainder, he was owner of these lands, viz.:—Shomley (?), Shallee, Doonymulvihill, and Danganbrack.

 

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