Books of Forfeitures and Distributions: County of Clare, Clareabbey and Killone Parish, Islands Barony

Book of Forfeitures and Distributions—
Barony of Islands:  Clareabbey Parish

In the year 1641, the whole of this parish belonged to the Earl of Thomond with the following exceptions: – Manusbeg was the property of Sir Daniel O’Brien, and the townlands of Ballybeg, Carrownanelly, and Ballaghfadda appertained to the Abbey of Clare. Again, after the Cromwellian Settlement, the Church lands as well as his own were confirmed to Lord Thomond, and Manusbeg to Lord Clare, the grandson of Sir Daniel O’Brien. In 1659, the following townlands were occupied by the undernamed persons as tenants: Clare Abbey townland, by George Huott (or Hurte), Samuel Burton, John Copleman, and Francis Casey; Ballyvarraun, by William Cuffe; Knockanimana, by John Huleatt; and Manusbeg, by Dominick Creagh.

In 1664, the undernamed townlands of the parish were tenanted as follows: – Manusmore, by Daniel MacNamara; Carrownanelly, Buncraggy, &c. by Samuel Burton; Killow, by John Hewlett; Ballyvanavan, by Edward Cuffe; Manusbeg, by Dominick Creagh; Knockanimana and Island Magrath, by Murtagh O’Brien; Barntick and Ballaghfadda, by Thomas Hickman; Islandevinagh, by James Aylmore.

The town of Clare was rated for the Subsidies at £1 per annum.

About the year 1712, the Earl of Thomond demised certain lands in this parish to the following persons: – Clare Castle, to Robert Hickman, at the yearly rent of £80; Town of Clare, Knock, and Lissane, to the same, at £42; Carrownanelly, to the executors of William Stamer; Islandmagrath and Buncraggy, to the executors of Francis Burton, at £111; Barntick, to Robert Hickman, at £47; Clare Abbey, to John Vandeleur, or Thomas Spaight, at £45; the Tolls of Clare fairs, to Robert Hickman, at £10.

Book of Forfeitures and Distributions—
Barony of Islands:  Killone Parish

TownlandsProprietors in 1641To whom disposed of
Ballyea [94]Earl of ThomondEarl of Thomond
CappagarraunLord InchiquinEarl of Inchiquin
ClononaneEarl of ThomondEarl of Thomond
DrumadrehidLord InchiquinEarl of Inchiquin
DrummeenDonogh and Loghlen MacConsidine;
Dermot O’Brien
Earl of Inchiquin; Lord Clare; (F. Burton and others)
KilgassyTeige and Murrogh O’BrienLord Clare; (afterwards F. Burton and others)
KillerkEarl of ThomondEarl of Thomond
KilmoraunLord InchiquinEarl of Inchiquin
KilmoreEarl of ThomondEarl of Thomond
Killone (Newhall)Lord InchiquinEarl of Inchiquin
KnockaniraEarl of ThomondEarl of Thomond

Source: Clare County Library

Note the naming and spelling of Townlands and how they have changed over time.

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