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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.

Chapter 30. Footnotes

1. From the original at Dromoland.

2. Dalton’s King James’ Army List, vol. i. p. 36. We give here a list of the Commissioners for collecting the Poll Tax under the Act 7th William III., and under subsequent Acts: The High Sheriff, Sir Henry Ingoldsby, Bart., of Beggstown, co. Meath; Sir Donogh O’Brien, Bart.; Francis Burton, Francis Gore, Hon. John O’Brien, Thomas Hickman, Simon Purdon, Edmond Pery, Henry Lee, James M‘Donnell, Augustine FitzGerald, Rev. Neptune Blood, Rev. John Hawkins, Henry Bridgeman, Walter Hickman, Wm. Smith, The Provost of Ennis, James Hamilton of Tullymore; Thos. Spaight, John Roan, John Cusack, Mountifort Westropp, Wm. Butler, George Colpoys, Patrick Connell, Sam Burton, George Stamer, David Bindon, Nicholas Westby, Rev. Pat FitzSimmons, Geo. Hickman of Ballykett; Wm. FitzGerald, Timothy O’Brien of Smithstown; Thomas Staunton, Richard Hedges, Wm. Brigdall, John Road, Arthur Ward, Peregrine Blood, Thos. Blood, and Thomas Hawkins.

3. In addition to the two O’Connells here named, there was Brigadier Maurice O’Connell, of Inagh, who commanded in James’ army. It was of him that the Liberator, speaking in the Irish language at the Clare Election of 1828, told an anecdote. Being upbraided by Vesey Fitzgerald that he was a stranger in the county, O’Connell declared his descent from the Brigadier. On the morning of the battle of Aughrim, he went on to say, the Brigadier, seeing one of his men not properly shaved, said in Irish:—

“A Bharraigh, cad fá nach bh-fuilir bearrtha?”
“An té a m-béidh an ceann aniugh aige bearrthadh sé é.”

“Barry, why are you not shaved?”
“Whoever has the head this evening, Brigadier, let him shave it,” replied Barry.

The story was received with shouts of applause by the audience.

4. Letter of Sir Theobald Butler to Sir Donogh O’Brien, Bart., preserved at Dromoland, and copied by the late Colonel M‘Donnell, D.L., of Newhall.

5. King James appointed Donogh O’Brien of Dough, and Florence M‘Namara, Deputy Lieutenants of the County. John M‘Namara of Cratloe was High Sheriff in 1689.

6. The original of this letter is at Dromoland. It is given in Rev. Philip Dwyer’s History of the Diocese of Killaloe, page 389.

7. From Col. MacDonnell’s papers cited in the History of the Diocese of Killaloe, page 392.

8. Appendix of Archbishop King’s State of the Protestants of Ireland under King James’ Government, Dublin, 1730—in the King’s Inns Library, Dublin.

9. From the number of petitions to the Court of Claims to which the signature of the Englands is attached as witnesses, it would appear that they were attorneys of Ennis.

10. Thady Quin held Crossard from Lord Inchiquin for 99 years from 1666.



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