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Thomas Johnson Westropp
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1. For earlier notes see the new edition of Archdall’s ‘Monasticon Hibernicum’, vol. I, p. 85; Canon Dwyer’s ‘Diocese of Killaloe’, p. 505, and Mr. J. Frost’s ‘History and Topography of the County of Clare’, p. 147.

2. ‘Calendar of Papal Letters’, vol. iv, pp. 473-474.

3. See our notes in the ‘Roy. Soc. Ant. (Ireland) Journal’, vol. xxviii, pp. 41, 112, 122. The crosier is figured in ‘Archaeologia’, vol. xvii, p. 30, and in our pages, vol. i, No. 3.

4. The church is briefly described in ‘Proc. Roy. Ir. Acad.’, ser.iii, vol. vi, p. 161, the doorway and stoup illustrated, ibid. Plate xii, Nos. 10 and 11.

5. Journal of Assoc. Pres. Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, vol. iii, p. 396.

6. ‘Revue Celtique’, 1894, p. 317.

7. The names subsisting imply ancient residences, as in the case of Knockalassa and Knockerribul, or cattle pasturages like Boolinrudda, Boolynamiscaun, Boolyduff, and Boolynagreena.

8. Found to be really a reversed EConid 1739.

9. See ‘Archæologia’, vol. vii, p. 282. ‘Transactions Royal Irish Academy’, vol. i, Proc. R. I. A., vol. i., ser. ii, p. 269.

10. Ordnance Survey Letters, Clare, MSS. Roy. Ir. Acad.

11. ‘Archæologia’, vol. viii, p. 282.

12. ‘Proc. R. I. A.’, vol. i, ser. ii (1872), p. 269.

13. ‘Dolmens of Ireland’, vol. I, p. 79.

14. ‘Early Christian Architecture of Ireland’ (1878), p. 146, and ‘Revue Archeologique’, (1882), pp. 19-21; both lists very defective.

15. Standish Hayes O’Grady ‘Catalogue of Irish MSS.’, Brit. Mus., p. 74.

16. ‘Diocese of Killaloe’, p. 214.

17. Tromra or Tromrath, a territory in Thomond-O’Brien’s Dictionary.

18. ‘Topography’ of O’Huidhrin.

19. C.S.P.I., vol. i.

20. Standish Hayes O’Grady’s ‘Catalogue of Irish MSS.’ in British Museum.

21. This probably refers to the slaying at Shrule of certain persons who surrendered to Lord Mayo. The Irish gentry hurried to save the victims but arrived too late.

22. Hardiman’s ‘Irish Deeds’, ‘Trans. R. I. Acad.’, vol. xv., the Stacpoole Papers at Edenvale, Clare, mention Clement Stacpoole’s wife, Elizabeth MacMahon, as buried with others of the family in the Kilmurry church. See also ‘Trans. R. I. Acad.’, vol. xxvii, p. 57, for Mr. Wilkinson’s Paper on “Sepulchral Cellce” he mentions Kilmurry.

23. New edition of Archdall’s “Monasticon” under name.

24. Ralph Westropp, Sheriff of Limerick, 1792, and Mayor, 1800-1801, third son of Ralph Westropp, of Lismehane and Attyflin.

25. O. S. Letters, 14, B. 24, p. 42.

26. Inq. Ap. 18th, 1630.