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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.

Thady MacNamara of Rannagh; Bartholomew Stritch; Teige MacNamara of Cappagh; Pat Connell; Edmond Magrath; Nicholas Lysaght

The petition of Thady MacNamara of Rannagh, declares that Donogh O’Callaghan the elder was, by the Commissioners sitting at Athlone in the usurper Cromwell’s time, decreed to a compensation in lands in lieu of his ancient estate; that the said Commissioners, then sitting at Loughrea, by final settlement, among other lands, did set out to said Donogh, the lands of Kilboggoone, containing 355 acres; that said Donogh died and was succeeded by his son Donogh; he, in 1684, in consideration of £400, conveyed to petitioner’s father, John MacNamara, the lands of Rannagh, Knockmanistragh, Lacnegoologe, and Knockballykelly. The deed of conveyance was witnessed by Teige Croneen, Darby Callaghan, Thady Molony, Matthew MacNamara, and John MacNamara. The petitioner goes on to state that Donogh O’Callaghan, junior, mortgaged to him other denominations of Kilboggoon in consideration of further advances of money. He adds that he has been adjudged within the articles of Limerick. His petition is witnessed by Anthony Inraghty, Owen O’Callaghan, Owen Molony, Cornelius Gillareagh, Dermot Conroy, and Bridget McNamara.

The father of Bartholomew Stritch of Limerick, merchant, had lent to Daniel Molony of Ballysheenmore, the sum of one hundred pounds on mortgage of the lands of Ballysheenbeg. Molony having been attainted of high treason, claimant prays to be permitted to retain Ballysheenbeg till he is paid off his demand. [Stritch was allowed his mortgage, and his equity of redemption was sold in 1703, for ten pounds, to Colonel Thomas St. John of Ballymulcashel.]

Teige MacNamara of Cappagh, says that under the Act of Settlement, the lands of Sunnagh south, parish of Inchicronan, were set out to one Edmond MacNamara in trust for petitioner. Lord Clare, however, being a potent man, with his might and power kept out petitioner, pretending that the premises were passed to him by the name of Cloghagh, and your claimant is still kept out of possession. His Lordship being now attainted of treason, your petitioner claims his right.

Pat Connell states that in 1676, Lord Clare made a lease to Una Connell alias MacNamara, mother of petitioner, at the yearly rent of £6, of the lands of Cahirduff, Farnane, and Knockadurra, parish of Inchicronan, for the lives of Una, and of her sons Pat and Maurice. The witnesses to the lease and petition were Pierce Morris, Daniel Hickey, Bryan Stapleton, John Stockton, Edmond Delahoyde, and Teige Connor.

Edmond Magrath of Rathtriaghmore, co. Limerick, son of James, son of Redmond, makes an unsuccessful attempt to get back his grandfather’s estate granted by King William to Dr. Leslie. His mother was Mary, daughter of James Bourke of Cahermoyle, co. of Limerick. Her fortune was £450.

Nicholas Lysaght of Sixmilebridge, merchant, father-in-law of Wm. Creagh of Limerick, merchant, being duly authorised by Creagh, made a lease in 1681, to Wm. Lysaght of Shandangan, gent., of the lands of Rosslama and Cragnanagh in the barony of Bunratty, and Drumscala in the barony of Tulla, for a term of 199 years, at the yearly rent of thirty shillings, and forty pounds fine “after reprises.” Nicholas Lysaght being dead, and Wm. Creagh outlawed and attainted of high treason, William Lysaght claims his lease of 199 years.

 

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