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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 17. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Reign of Charles I

Owney O’Loghlen of Muckinish; Mahone Oge MacGillareagh of Lavally; Teige O’Brien of Ballymulcashel; Murtagh O’Brien of Tullagh; Murrogh O’Cashea of Lismorahan; Daniel O’Shanny of Ballyshanny; Melaghlin O’Loghlen of Gragans; Thomas O’Cahill of Carrownielly

Inquisition, taken at the same time and place [Sixmilebridge, on the 10th of January, 1625], finds that Owney O’Loghlen was owner of the castle and lands of Muckinish; of the castle and lands of Glancolumbkille; of the castle and lands of Fahybeg and Fahymore; of Slievecarrin, Barrenfermallagh, Dangan, Ballyalliban, Errinagh, Coskeame, Faneygalvan, Mogouhy, and Cloonstuhine; finds that he assigned certain of these lands, in trust, to Maurice Lynch and Boetius Clancy, for the use of Sir Valentine Blake, Bart., subject to redemption; that he assigned other denominations to Constance O’Davoren, Owney Oge, and to Donogh, son of Ross O’Loghlen; to Conor O’Gannon and Enis O’Gannon; to Ross, son of Turlogh O’Loghlen; to Mahone MacBrien of Cappagh, and to Dermot O’Grady; finds that said Owney died on the 22nd of April, 1617, leaving as his co-heiresses Margaret MacDermot alias Bourke, and Mary O’Brien alias Bourke, now the wife of Donogh O’Brien, both these being daughters of Finola Bourke, alias O’Loghlen, who was daughter of Owney O’Loghlen, the grandfather of this Owney, now the subject of the present Inquisition. Another Inquisition, taken on the same day, at Sixmilebridge, finds that Mahone Oge MacGillareagh was owner of Lavally; that he died on the 1st of May, 1622, leaving his son Donogh, a minor, his heir. Another Inquisition, taken at the same place and on the same day, finds that Teige O’Brien of Ballymulcashel was owner of that townland, and of Ardadillane, and Renneen; that he died on the 10th of February, 1585, leaving a son of full age named Turlogh as his successor. Another Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that Murtagh O’Brien was owner of Tullagh, Ballymacdonnellbane, Ballyhomulta, and Clooneymuldowny; finds that he died on the 10th of January, 1593, leaving Murrogh his son and heir. Another Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that Murrogh O’Cashea was owner of Lismorahan, Tourelis, Ballyganner, Poulcoolickey, and that he died on the 10th of May, 1623, leaving his son John, then of full age, his heir. Another Inquisition, taken the same day, finds that Daniel O’Shanny of Ballyshanny Castle, was owner of Cohy, Ballykheryn, and Caherminanebeg; finds that, by levying a fine, in the tenth year of James I., he assigned his lands to Marcus Kirwan, James Kirwan, and Andrew Begg, in trust for his son Donogh; finds that said Daniel died on the 19th of April, 1623, and that his said son Donogh is now forty-four years of age. Another Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that Melaghlin O’Loghlin of Gragans, was owner of that place and of Glansleade, Tonarussa, Oghterlane, Dangan, Cregavockoge, Gortanlivaun; finds that Melaghlin conveyed these lands, subject to redemption, by various Deeds, bearing date 1618, 19, 20, and 21, to the following persons, viz., Sir Valentine Blake, Oliver Martin, Murrogh O’Cashea, John Lynch, Turlogh O’Loghlen, Fineen FitzPatrick, and Mahone Mac Brian; finds that he died on the last day of December, 1623, leaving as heir his son, Owney Oge, aged thirty years, and married. Another Inquisition, taken on the same day, finds that Thomas O’Cahill was owner of Carrowknielly; of two stone houses and a garden in Ballyvicklenan; of Tiraghtbeg, Beagha, and Carrowvenagh; that he assigned these to Donogh Maoel O’Cahill, to Dermot O’Cahill, to Daniel O’Cahill, and to Thomas Oge O’Cahill; finds that said Thomas died on the first of March, 1621, leaving as his heir, his relative Donogh O’Cahill.

 

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