An inquisition taken at Galway the xxviith
of January Anno Dni 1585, and in the xxviii yeare of the Raigne of our
Sovereigne Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god Queen of England France
and Ireland defender of the fayth etc. before Sr Richard Bingham
Knight Chiefe Comissionr of Connaught & Thomond Thomas
Dillon Esquire Cheife Justice of the said Province and others her Majesties
Comissioners appointed in that behalfe by vertue of a commission from
the L. Deputie baringe date at Dublin the xiiii day of December 1585 and
by the othes of these persons of the Barony of Dengeny Viggen in the County
of Clare whose names hereafter ensueth here viz: -
Donogh mcClanchy of the Ownlyne (Jur)
Mahowne mcEnerhin of Ballysallaghe (Jur)
Sollo O Molchoyne of Ballyolchoyne (Jur)
Shane mcDonoghe of Carnvealle (Jur)
Connor mcGylleduffe of Ballynegreggy (Jur)
Connor mcDonnoghe of Kylbrenane (Jur)
Mahowne mcLoghlyne of Mylocke
Donyll O Hickye of Ballyhicky
Donell O mongevan of Roynannae
Donnogh O meghan of Crattalloghe
Ilund O Molchonre of Ardkyll
Shane mcEnerhine of Carriggere
Rory mcDonnoghe of Corbally
Mahowne mcConmarrae of Moghan (Jur)
Cowarrae mcShane of Ballynegewne (Jur)
Mahonne mcDonnoghe of Kilkyssyne (Jur)
Shane Enloghe of Twoamenlogh (Jur)
Morrertaghe mcDonnoghe oge of Clonlogha (Jur)
Mahowne oge of Ballynecreggy (Jur)
Donogh O mongevane of Leamenehe
Tiege O meghane of Dromconnor
Thomas mcEnerhine of Kyllanesowlegh
Donell mcTeige of Castletonne
Donyll mcClanchy of Kyllen
Wch Jury by vertue of their othes
said that John mcNemarrae otherwise called mcNemarra Fynn cheife of his
name is lawfull and next of heire to his Father Teige mcNemarrae deceased
and that the Lordship and land which belongeth to mcNemarrae was and is
holden by English teanure and not by Irish custome.
And further they saie by vertue of
their othes that the said mcNemarrae and his ancestors yearly Received
and tooke up the Rent and Dutye resyted and sett downe upon the quarters
of land ensuinge:
First viz. the quarter of Kylbrenanbegg yearly the summe of o.xiis iiiid
In the qr of Kylbrenan more o.iiis iiiid.
In the ii qrs of BallymcCahall xiis iiiid.
In the qr Kylphealim vis.
In the qr of Dromgrannagh vis ster.
In the qr of Ballycraghane vis ster.
In the ii qrs of ..y…laghe xiis iiiid.
In the quarter and a half of Ballyogane xiis iiiid.
In the qr of Ballynefunshen xiis iiiid.
In the qr of Ballycarrowlie xiis iiiid.
In the qr of Garroroghe xiis iiiid.
In the ii qrs in Dromconnor xiis iiiid.
In the vi qrs in Ballaly xxiiiis viiid.
In iii qrs in Beallycowry xiis iiiid.
In a quarter and half in Cappaghnecowly vis. viiid.
In ii qrs of Ballycaslaine nevennanaghe vis viiid.
In the ii qrs of Fennanaghe and Ballyorly vis viiid ster.
In the iii qrs of Ballymyseonny xviis viiid.
In the qr of Cowlesamroge xs xd.
In the qr of Ballycreghan begg xiis.
In the qr of Cahairgreddane vis viiid.
In ii qrs of Shendengen xiis.
In the iii qrs of Ballyvicklowne xiis.
In iii qrs of Cryve xiis.
In one qr di of Barnkyllyne vs xd.
In ii qrs of Ballykyell vis viiid.
In ii qrs of Mowghan mcGyllemoyle xiis.
In the qr of Aghrynaghmore xiis.
In the ii qrs of Trowghe xiis.
In the half qr of Glanlonn vs xd.
In the qr of Ballycarhinnegycloghe vis.
In the qr of Ballycarryncrownne vis.
In the qr of Ballycannan xiis.
In the qr of Knockynissyn xiis.
In the ii qrs of Glancrosse xiis.
In Carrowegeare iiis.
In Carrow Clonegyllen iiis.
In the qr of moyhi which is an Iland nere Lymbrycke the freholder whereof
was always bound to maintaine and keape a Cotte or a boat upon his own
pper Cost and Chardgs to ferre the said mcNemarrae and his providgion
up and down the Ryver of Sheannen to such place and at such tymes as he
thought good or in default of no maintaininge the same the said Freholder
to pay yearly the sum of xiis st.
In the qr of Kylfintenan vs xd.
In the iiii qrs of Ballyntlevae xxs.
In the ii qrs of Urboll xiis.
In the v qrs of Annaghbeg xxs.
In the ii qrs of Ballychonnyne xiis.
In the ii qrs of Ballybane xis viiid.
In the qr of Ballyglasne vs xd.
In the qr of Aylodowane vs xd.
In Carrownenellane vs xd.
In the ii qrs of Clonmannaghe xis viiid.
In the ii West qrs of Sleight Teige Dalle xiiis iiiid.
In the iii qrs of Ballycasye xxviiis iiiid and viii pecks of Otts owt
of the same.
In the ii qrs of Tullaghbargae xis vid.
In the qr of Tullaghglasse vs xd.
In the qr of Kylloloe xiv viiid.
In the ii qrs of Clandonyllbwy xxis viiid.
In Carrowe-Ballymcneale xis viiid and viii pecks of Otts.
In the quarter of Dromgoyle xs vid.
In …..qrs de of Roynannaghe xxviiis and viii pecks of Otts.
In ii qrs of Ballyvirry xiiis iiiid.
In Carrowe Lysmoyle vis viiid.
In the quarter of Clynaghmore xis viiid and viii pecks of Otts.
In the ii qrs of Carrikegerre xis viiid.
In the ii qrs of Clynaghbegg xxvis viiid and viii pecks of Otts.
In the quarter of Ballymcknavyne xiiis iiiid.
In the qr of Horlonn vis viiid.
In the qr of Ardberragha iiiis.
In the qr of Lyssenrynke xis viiid and viii pecks of Otts.
In the ii qrs of Ballysallaghe viis xd
and viii pecks of Otts wherof the qr of Horlonnbege is to pay
a third parte and the said Ballysallagh to answer twoe parts.
In the qr of Augyerreragh vs.
In the ii qrs of Ballysallagh mcEnerhine vis viiid.
In the qr of Ballychonyllae iiis iiiid.
In the quarter of Dromhollowne iiis iiiid.
In the qr of Ballygerryne vs xd and iiii pecks of Otts.
In Carrowmore lattoune xis viiid and viii pecks of Otts.
In the ii easte qrs of lattoune xis viiid.
In the ii quarters of Rathmollane more vis viiid.
In the ii qrs of Ballyvannowan xis viiid.
In the iiii qrs of Glann xis viiid and a certaine Chief rent to the Bysshop
In the v qrs of moyntervalowne xvis viiid and a certaine Chief rent to
the said Bysshop.
And further the said Jury by vertue of their othes saie that the qrs of
land ensuinge is the Lawfull and proper Inherytance of the said John mcNemarrae
Creglie one qr Gortmaige i qr A. moa i qr Crattallagh Moyle and Crattallagh
Keyle one qr Portryne ii qrs Carrowncarrae one qr Ballymorrish ii qrs
Gortfynn i qr Dengen ii qrs Cnappocke iiii qrs Crannaghanne iii qrs wherein
the Bysshop of Kyllalowe hath Cheifly. Cullenaghe and Kyldromae i qr Mowghane
mcGyllemoyle half a quarter, Fea half a qr Mockrishe i qr Cappaghvickowlye
qr Ballycartlaghe i qr Ramollune i qr Carrownekylly i qr 1/4 Ballykeallyby
west one qrt Inchevicknaghten i qr di Rynnannae one qr and Cahirshaghenis
And further they said by vertue of
their othes that the qrts of land followinge was subjecte to
the said mcNemmarras Rent and that they knowe not certaine howe much he
had or oght to have in any of the said qrs and therfor doe referr the
same to the due prowfe and testimonyall of these men whose names ensure
and knoweth beste how much the said Rent was viz.
First they referred the rent of the ii qrs of Carnvalle to the testimonyall
of Connor Ballowe O roddan, Donagh Fynn O Mollowne, Teige O lyedane, and
McEnerhine. The ii qrts of Tawnaghe we referr to the testimoniall of Donogh
mcShane and Loghlin Reoghe O roddane.
The quarter and half of Ballyhickie we referr to the testimoniall of the
said Loghlin Reoghe, Rory mcDonoghe and Sorre O mulchyne.
The ii quarters of Ardkyll and Cryve to the testimoniall of Donnogh O
mougevan, mcEnerhine, Donoghe O Vaghere and mcClanchy.
The ii quarters of Ballymolkree to the testimoniall of Loghlin Reoghe,
Rory en Rough and Shane O hickie.
And the qr of Knockyslattre to the testimoniall of Loghlin Reoh O roddane
And further the said Jury saie by
vertue of their othes that the said mcNemarres ancestors has always towards
the mariadge of every of their eldest doghters upon the whole Barrony
the nomber vixx Cowes, or for every Cowe xxxd st. in mony.
And further saie that the townes
or villadgs herafter ensuinge were bound to keape and Beare the said mcNemarres
horses and boyes with sufficient horsmeate and boysmeate every Christmas
and Ester when he kepte any of the said feasts at his Howse or toune of
the Dengen (and not els) viz.
Ballyhickey, Tawnaghe, Carrogeare, Kilbrenanbeg, Levally, BallymcCahall,
Ballycowry, Ballyaly, Dromconnor, Killeylim, Dromgrannagh, Ballycraghanmore,
Moytullaghe, The qrt and half of Ballyogane, Carrowbarnefunshine, Carrowenegarrowkylly,
and Carrowe Ballycarrowle.
And saie that the Freholders of these
qrts of land before recyted compounded to pay yearly to the said mcNemarrae
and his heirs sertaine pecks of otts, as before upon certaine qrs of land
they are sett down, in lewe of the said Horsmeate and boyes meate which
they were wont to pay as aforesaid.
And also they saie that the said
mcNemarrae his kearntyes and huntesmen has certain Dutys upon certaine
qrs of Land in the said Barrony untyll the same and such lyke wer cott
off by statute.
And saye also that every mcNemarrae
had all felons goods which hapned or chaunsed to fall in the said Barrony
and all other fynes customs and annercements that did growe from tyme
to tyme within the same. And did lykewise keape Cowrtes Barron from tyme
to tyme within the said Barrony.
And also saie that the said mcNemarra
hath of his own Inherytance in the towne of Qwyne the nomber of iiixx
tenements and gardinge plotts wherof nowe many are fallen to ruyne and
And further saie by vertue of their
othes that these qrs of Land ensuinge was always freely acquited and discharged
of and from all rents and demands of the said mcNemara – viz.
The qr of Kyllyan, Dowre iii qr Dowarte, Ballyaly i qr Ballymulchyne i
qr Dromlowne and Roslovan i qr Ballydufe Clonkerry one qr Kockasson and
Knockowgh-yll one qr Ballydassee ii qrs Ballymally one qr Aghliske i qr
Ballycory i qr Corbally ii qrs Carrownaballyheynan one qr Carrowneglogh
one qr Carrowe Ballymarkaghan one qr Mowgehane McTeige ii qrs Dromcyann
di qr Keave ii qrs Alecklewe di qr Ardnewillane di qr Carrowreowe i qr
Ballyvroherane i qr Crattallagh iii qrs Lorgae ii qrs Kylmacoyll one qr
Ballynerneatagh iiii qrs and vii qrs from Fwybaghe to Lymbrycke which
is within the liberties of the same.
Rossemennaghar ii qrs Carrowneleagan one qr Bonratty i qr Ballynegewne
ii qrs Ballworyertae i qr Carrownkylley i qr Gortereae i qr Ballychare
i qr Clonyskribberre di qr Dromlyne iiii qrs Fynaghe ii qrs Ballycowgeaghe
iii quarters Carrowbane and Carrowcloae ii qrs Ballykeally i qr Fynishe
i qr Ballynowskynnae iii qrs Lyssconnoghor di qr.
Clonloghlin i qr belonginge to the Bysshopryke of Kyllalowe, Kylmaliere
i qr belonging to the said Bysshoprycke, Kyllannesowlaghe i qr belonginge
to the said Bysshoprycke, Carrowdorane i qr belonginge to the said Byssoprycke.
Anganaghe i qr Ballynecregge iii qrs Lyssduf iii qrs laking the iiiith
parte of a quarter, Kylkerane i qr manisbegg and manismore ii qrs maddarrae
ii qrs Ballyhicky by west ii qrs Fahyallorane i qr Kylkysshine ii qrs.
And further they saie by vertue of
their othes that the Erl of Thomond and his ancestors had received and
tooke up a yearly rent Chardge upon certaine quarters of land in the said
Barrony of DengenyVyggen, the names wherof with the summe of Rent due
are herafter recyted. And saie also that the said Erles ancestors upon
the decrease of every mcNemarrae had and received a kind of duty called
a borowe, which is a certaine nomber of Cowes taken by compulsory means,
or for every Cowe xxxd.
And also they saie that the said
Erles ancestors had at all tymes, when and at what tyme he wold goe of
a Jurny against any of his enemyse a rysing owte upon the said mcNemarras
Country onely of footmen, that is to say, one footman upon every qr of
Land inhabyted in the said Barrony with victuals for ii dayes but if there
were to stay any longer then ii dayes, then the said Erle was not onely
bound to find them meate and drincke upon his owne Chardge but also to
give mcNemarrae a lyinge for every such tyme.
And was further bound to give him
the third parte of all booties and spoyels which they Channsed to get
untyll the lyke customes were extinguished and put backe by statute.
The names of the qrs subjected
to the Erls rent Chardg viz
In Ballykeallagher xiiis iiiid.
In Carroweardcarne xiiis iiiid.
In one quarter in Ballyhine xiiis iiiid.
In iii qrs in Ballyally xxs.
In every the iii qrs of Ballycowry xiiiis.
In every the thre qrts of BallymcCormae xiiiis.
In Ballyworyertae xiiis iiiid.
In Ballywirry xiiis iiiid.
In ii qrs in Clynaghbege xiiis iiiid.
In the half qr of Illamaknavyne viis iiiid.
In Shendengen xiis viiid.
In the ii qrs of Kylkysshine iis viiid.
In the qr of Ballymarcaghan xis iiiid.
In the half qr of Fwybagh viid.
In the half qr of mcGylleduffe viiid.
In the half qr of Crattallagh moyle and Crattallaghe kyle xvs.
In the ii qrs of Portryne iis viiid.
In the iiii qrs of Sleight donyll backaghe xvis
In ii qrs in Ballymorish iis viiid and
in Ballyntlevae iiiis.
In Witness wherof as well as the said Comissioners as also the said Jurors
have to these presents sett their Seals the sayme yeare above wrytten.