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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 30. Reign of James II. and William and Mary. 1689 to 1700.

Anne Lucas; Murtagh Hogan of Kells; Captain Donogh O’Loghlen of Ballyalliban; Honora Magrath; Honora, Viscountess Clare; Colonel Francis Gore; Thomas Brown of Ballyslattery

Anne Lucas claims the benefit of a lease made to her husband Thomas Lucas by Lord Clare in 1688, of the lands of Lismuse, parish of Killard, for the lives of Benjamin, Edward, and Hester Wilson, children of Edward Wilson of Limerick, huckster; yearly rent £6. Petition signed in presence of N. Lucas, R. England, and John Lucas.

Murtagh Hogan of Kells, gent., claims the benefit of a lease for 31 years made to him in January, 1677, by Thady Quin now of Adare, but in 1677 of Ballybuske, county Limerick, gent., of the lands of Crossard, parish of Killinaboy, at the yearly rent of £6 5s.; the head rent of £1 5s. payable to Lord Inchiquin to be deducted from same. Petitioner goes on to state that Thady Quin is now indicted for high treason on account of the late rebellion, and prays that he may be allowed the benefit of his lease. [10]

Captain Donogh O’Loghlen of Ballyalliban, declares that the right to part of the townland of Coskeam, being in dispute between Donogh O’Brien of Formoyle, Esq., and Turlogh O’Loghlen of Tarman, Esq., father of claimant, it was left for decision to the arbitration of John Cusack of Ballyvoy, Donogh O’Connor of Doolin, Matthias Nugent of Carlanstown, co. Westmeath, and John Bourke of Ballyshie, co. Galway. Their decision was that Turlogh should have the lands at £3 per annum. Donogh O’Brien being since dead and attainted of high treason, petitioner continued to pay the rent to his widow, Martha O’Brien, and to her second husband, Alexander Abercomby, until now, when it has become vested in the Commissioners. He prays the benefit of the arbitration. The witnesses to his petition are David and Richard England, and Terence and Rossa O’Loghlen.

Mrs. Honora Magrath, widow of Thomas Magrath, sets forth in her petition, that Redmond Magrath of Derrymore, Esq., by deed, dated 28th February, 1682, witnessed by Nicholas Magrath, Ambrose Perry, Thos. Butler, Darby Ryan, James Molony, and George Perry, in pursuance of an injunction imposed upon him to that effect by his father Edmond Magrath, did grant to his brother Thomas, an annuity of £20, payable out of Knockmaelpatrick and Drummin. Some difference having arisen between the brothers Magrath as to the true meaning of the deed, the matter was referred to the arbitration of Florence MacNamara, Theobald Butler, and Edmond Hogan, Esqrs. Their award, bearing date March, 1688, confirmed the deed, and was witnessed by Thomas Dundon, Richard White, Nicholas Monckton, and by John and Edmond Ryan. Edmond Magrath being attainted of high treason, petitioner claims her annuity. Her petition is witnessed by Francis Healy, and by the brothers England of Ennis.

Honora, Dowager Viscountess Clare, in her petition, sets forth that her son Daniel now deceased, being owner of various lands in the parishes of Drumcliff, Killone, and Kilmaley, containing 1650 acres, did, by deed of November, 1671, convey them to her for a term of 99 years as for her jointure. She states that these lands are now worth £150 per year and no more.

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Gore declares that Donogh O’Brien of Kells, Esq., being owner in fee of Slapper, Cahermacrusheen, and Carrowkilty, parish of Killilagh, conveyed these lands to John Gore, Esq., by deed of mortgage of October, 1687, the consideration being £497. Donogh O’Brien, was found by Inquistion, to have died in actual rebellion, and petitioner claims these lands.

Thomas Brown of Ballyslattery, in his claim says that his father Edmond Brown of Meelick, and his mother Bridget Brown having paid to Viscount Clare, at different times, the sum of £400, his Lordship mortgaged to them the lands of Ballyslattery, (that part of the townland set out to Philip Bigoe, Esq., and which is called Rathdoolan being excepted), by deed dated September, 1667, and which was witnessed by Sir Donogh O’Brien, Bart., Giles Vanderlure, John Wallcott of Croagh, Dermot Considine, John Scott, Rowland St. John Harrison, Wm. Devis, and John Quinlivan.

 

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