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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 16. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Reign of James I

Daniel Oge Reagh MacNamara of Fortane

Inquisition, taken at Quin, on the 19th of April, 6th year of James I., by Nicholas Kenny, finds that Daniel Oge Reagh MacNamara, of Fortanemore, was, at the time of his death, on the 13th of February, 1592, seized in fee, of the Island and Cartron or Caracute of land, called the ploughland of Rahire; finds that at the taking of this Inquisition, Hugh, son of Donogh, Maccon, son of Teige, and Donogh, son of Sheeda MacNamara, came and claimed for themselves and their heirs, the moiety of the lands of Cahir; finds, that the above named Daniel Oge, was possessed of Lismeehan (Maryfort); of the quarter of Fonseogy called Urlen; of Gurteenaneelig, of Myrde Elyvyn in Rosslara; and of Drumcharley; finds that Elena-ny-Gorman claimed the lands of Lismeehan as her dowry; finds that Daniel Oge Reagh entered into possession of the lands of Ranaghan, on the 31st July, 1605, and being so possessed, permitted Daniel O’Molony of Derryclowse, and John and Conor O’Molony of the same place, to go into the occupation of the said lands, pending a Decree of Arbitration to be made by Gilladuff son of Conor, by Rory O’Halloran, by Hugh, son of Donogh, and by the priest Donogh O’Roury; finds that Daniel, otherwise called the MacNamara Reagh, formerly of Garruragh, father of the above mentioned Daniel Oge, did, by Deed of the 16th of April, 1589, convey to William O’Molony of Limerick, yeoman, a moiety of the town of Dangan-i-viggin, the lands of Carrowroe, and Carrownaglogh, situate in the parish of Quin; one half of the lands of Quin with eighteen tenements and eighteen gardens in the town of Quin, to hold to the said O’Molony, for the use of More O’Brien, the wife of the said MacNamara Reagh, according to certain conditions set forth in the Deed; finds that the said Daniel Oge Reagh MacNamara, late of Garruragh, by Deed bearing date the 4th of December, 1605, did convey to Daniel O’Hickey, of Ballyicoregan, in the cross county of Tipperary, and to Owen Boy MacKeogh, of Kilmaclastry, the castle, town, and lands of Garruragh, Ballyurine, Fortanemore, Rayth, Feakle, Leaghkearward, Loghort, and Rosslara, to hold to them for certain uses; finds that Daniel Oge MacNamara, called otherwise Daniel Oge Reagh, and Aney MacNamara, otherwise Aney O’Brien his wife, by Deed, under their hands, bearing date the 1st of April, 1606, conveyed to Donogh MacGilladuff O’Molony, of Glandree, gent., the land called the quarter of Feakle, subject to certain conditions contained in said writing: finds that said Daniel Oge, joined by his mother More O’Brien, mortgaged to Conor Oge MacGilladuffe O’Molony, by Deed of 20th of April, 1607, the lands of Garruragh; finds that the Lady More MacNamara, alias O’Brien, of Garruragh, widow, and Eveleen Molony of Kilgorey, daughter and heiress of William O’Molony, late of Limerick, by Deed, bearing date the 20th May, 1607, granted for certain trusts therein expressed, to Donogh, son of Conor McClancy of Inch, and to Boetius Clancy, of Ballydonnogh, all that, the moiety of the town and lands of Dangan-i-viggin, the lands of Gurteen, Moynreeogh, Carrowroe, and Carrowreagh, to the use of Sir Roland Delahoyd, of Tyredagh, and which Deed, was confirmed by Daniel Oge Reagh MacNamara; finds that the aforesaid Lady More possessed, as her jointure, the lands of Riath, Rosslara, otherwise Liscahill, and Garruragh, which lands are, after her death, to descend to Aney, the wife of Daniel Oge Reagh, and then to his heir-at-law; finds that Daniel Oge possessed, in fee, the lands of Garruragh, Ballywryne, Fortanemore, Rath, Feakle, Laearroward, Leaghort and Rosslare; finds that he mortgaged certain lands, lying at the north side of Quin, near St. Fineen’s Church, to one Nicholas Stritch of Limerick; finds that the said Daniel Oge occupied and cultivated the lands called Skeigh Inyrtane (Fortane), and that he permitted Teige, son of Loghlen, to hold same lands from him; finds that Hugh, son of Donogh MacNamara, of Glanvany, disputes Daniel Oge’s right of ownership in certain of the lands mentioned in this Inquisition; finds that Daniel Oge Reagh died at Dublin, on the 10th of December 1607, leaving as heir his son Teige, aged six years and three months, at the time of his father’s death.