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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.

Teige MacNamara of Leaghort; Henry Bridgeman of Woodfield; John Ivers of Mount Ivers; John MacNamara of Limerick

Teige M‘Namara of Leaghort, Esq., states, that being owner in fee of Lismeehan, he by deed dated the 24th of October, 1681, demised the south half plough-land of said Lismeehan, containing 62 acres, to Daniel Nihill of Garruragh, gent., for 20 years, at the yearly rent of £8; said lease is witnessed by Nicholas Woulfe, Thady Molony, and Donogh M‘Namara. Nihill died, his son succeeded, and the son having been attainted of high treason, his interest in the farm is now vested in the claimant, who has been adjudged within the articles of Limerick. His signature to the petition is witnessed by David England, Richard England, and Edmond M‘Grath. [9]

Henry Bridgeman, Esq., being seized in fee of Castlebridgeman, commonly called Doon Callinagh, Pouldooraun, and Doorus, did by his Indenture, dated the 23rd of April, 1681, let these lands to John Hyde, gent., for 21 years, at the yearly rent of £34. Hyde assigned to John Meere who, in his turn, assigned to Charles Murphy. In 1691, Murphy ran away, as Petitioner supposes to the war, in which case he is attainted, and Bridgeman claims possession. The witnesses to his signature to the petition are Hugh Brady, David England, and Richard England.

John Ivers of Mount Ivers, gent., states that Henry Ivers of Mount Ivers, Esq., being, in the year 1680, seized in fee of Coohore, alias Ballyvoghane, made a letting of same, for 21 years to Dermot FitzPatrick, by lease dated the 3rd of May, 1690, at the yearly rent of £5; said Henry Ivers made his will dated 10th August, 1690, devising his estate to his son John the petitioner. He died on the 28th of October, 1691. The petition goes on to state that FitzPatrick is a forfeiting person by reason of his attainder, and that his interest in the lands is now vested in the claimant. Ivers’ signature to the petition is witnessed by John Davison, John Cusack, and Richard England.

John M‘Namara of Limerick, merchant, states that by deed of 28th of March, 1670, witnessed by Robert Gould, John M‘Namara, Michael Adam, and Henry Ivers, Colonel Daniel O’Brien, afterwards Viscount Clare, mortgaged to James M‘Namara, merchant, of Ennis, the father of petitioner, for the sum of £30, the lands of Knockaskibole, alias Cloonawee. These premises having subsequently become more valuable, Lord Clare demised them, in 1676, to said James M‘Namara, for a term of three lives, at the yearly rent of £4 10s., but while the mortgage for £30 remained outstanding the tenant was to pay no more than £1 10s. as yearly rent. The lease was witnessed by Henry Ivers, Pierce Morris, and Donogh M‘Namara. John M‘Namara further states in his petition that, in 1660, Lord Clare let to Dermot Meehan, for a term of three lives, the lands of Rathcroney and Boolynaglearagh, at the yearly rent of £8. The witnesses to the lease were William Bridgeman, Murtagh Meehan, and Henry Lowndes. Meehan, in consideration of £22, assigned his interest to James M‘Namara. M‘Namara afterwards lent to Lord Clare a sum of £80, and in 1671 his Lordship granted these lands to him by mortgage deed, witnessed by Henry Hickman, John M‘Namara, Michael Adam, John M‘Namara, and Thady Reddy.

In another petition, the same John M‘Namara of Limerick sets forth that Daniel M‘Namara, late of Ayle, by deed of Feb., 1695, which recited that he, by a deed of 1692, had released the premises to Matthew Molony in mortgage for £170, did for the further consideration of £34 11s. release to said Molony for ever, certain lands, the deed in question being witnessed by Murtagh Cahill, Teige M‘Namara, and Denis Hickey. Molony being so possessed of the premises, by deed of 1697, in consideration of £34 11s. paid him by petitioner, conveyed to the latter the benefit of redemption of his mortgage. The claimant further states, that one Daniel Molony, reported to be interested in these premises, died in rebellion, and he adds that Daniel M‘Namara and himself are within the articles of Limerick. His claim is witnessed by John Foord (Mayor of Limerick in 1692), Thomas Harrold, and Piers Moroney.