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The History and Topography of the County of Clare by James Frost


Part I. Topography of Thomond

1. General Division
2. Ui Ainmire
3. Burren, or Corcomroe East
4. Ui Caisin
5. Ui Cearnaigh; Ui Conghaile; East Corcabaskin
6. West Corcabaskin
7. Corcomroe
8. Ui Cormaic; Ui Donghaile
9. Ui Fearmaic; Gleann Omra; Ui Bracain; Ui Floinn; Ui Ronghaile
10. Ui Toirdhealbhaigh
11. Tradraighe

Part II. History of Thomond


  1. History of Thomond before it was formed into an English county. From the earliest times, to the death of de Clare, and expulsion of the English in 1318
  2. History of Thomond before it was formed into an English county. From the death of de Clare in 1318, to the settlement of Thomond as an English County in 1580

Part III. History of the County of Clare

  1. History of the county of Clare from 1580 to 1641
  2. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Reign of Elizabeth
  3. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Reign of James I
  4. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Reign of Charles I
  5. Inquisitions relating to county of Clare—Time of Commonwealth, James II, and William and Mary
  6. 1641. Rising of the Catholics—Siege of Ballyallia Castle
  7. Depositions of Protestant Settlers, 1642
  8. Catholic Confederation
  9. Act of Settlement—Court of Claims
  10. Book of Forfeitures and Distributions Barony of Bunratty Lower
  11. Book of Forfeitures and Distributions—continued
    Baronies of Bunratty Upper, Burren, and Clonderalaw
  12. Book of Forfeitures and Distributions—continued
    Baronies of Corcomroe, and Inchiquin
  13. Book of Forfeitures and Distributions—continued
    Baronies of Islands, Ibrickan, Moyarta, Tulla Lower, and Tulla Upper
  14. Period of the Commonwealth, and Reign of Charles II
  15. Thomas Dineley’s Journal relating to the county of Clare
  16. Ecclesiastical
  17. Reign of James II and of William and Mary

Appendix

I.
Borough of Ennis
Freemen, Ennis
Members of Parliament, Ennis

II.
Will of Daniel first Viscount Clare

III.
Discoveries

IV.
Justices of the Peace, County of Clare
Members of Parliament, County of Clare
Grand Jury, County of Clare, in 1732, 1784, 1799, 1805
High Sheriffs, County of Clare
Custodes Rotulorum, County of Clare; Deputy Governors of Clare

V.
List of Converts from Popery

VI.
Pedigree of the Family of O’Brien

VII.
County of Clare: Irish local names explained

Appendix Footnotes

 

 

 


James Frost (1820-1908) was born at Ballymorris, Cratloe, Co. Clare. He was a gifted scholar and linguist and served as High Sheriff for the county in 1879. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy and served two terms as vice-president of the Royal Society of Antiquaries. The History and Topography of the County of Clare was published in 1893 and provides a history, albeit disjointed, of Clare, up to 1700. One of its main strengths is the reproduction of a large amount of invaluable source material. It is still considered the primary history of County Clare.

Clare County Library wishes to thank Clare Local Studies Project for preparation of raw text for this project.

 

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