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lower qTM of land with their appurtenaunces belonginge to the same, in the barrony of Moycullen, as a free demayne to his said castle, freelie exonerated and dischardged of and from this composicon; also the castle of Fowhaghe in the barrony aforsaid, and fower qTM of land with their appurtenaunces, as a free demayne to be joyned to the said castle, freelie exonerated and dischardged of and from this composition; also the castle of Ballinneaghe, and fower qTM of land with their appurtenaunces in the barronny of Rosse, as a free demayne to be joyned to the said castle, freelie exonerated and dischardged of and from the said composition; and also the castle of Downkearowahie, and 3 qTM of land with their appurtenaunces in the barrony of Bally m-hinsie, to be joyned as a free demayne to the ssid castell, exonerated and dischardged of and from this composition, withe the goods and chattles of persons attaynted of fellony, that shall happ or chaunce to dwell and inhabit within the aforsaid quarters of land so to him assigned, and all other casualties and amerciaments that shall from tyme to tyme growe within the same; and that he and his heires and assignes shall hold all and singular the premisses of the Queen's most excellent Ma"c her heirs and successours, by knight service, that is to say by the xxth parte of a knight's fee, as of her castle or mannor of Arkine in the greate iland of Arren, with suit and service to the curte barron and leete of the said cannor.

"And that also Teig ne bullie O'Fflahertie aforsaid shall, for his better mayntenance of livinge, have, receive and take by letters pattents from her Ma"c to him his heires and assignes, the castle of Ard in the barrony of Ballenehinsie, standings on the land of Moyrus, and 6 qTM of land with the appurtenances next adjoyning to the said castle, in the townes of Moyrusse, Moynish, Fynish, and Illamashine, as a free demayne to the same, exonerated & discharged of and from the said composition, & of and from all other rents or demaunds of the said §ir Moroghe ne doe or his heirs; and also shall have, hould, possesse and injoy to him and his> heires and assignes, the castle of Ballenehinsie, and nine other qTM of land subject to the composition, whereof he is said to be now seized as of his inheritance, in Ballenehensie, Ballivolline, Ballinclare, Ballindowyn, and other villadges in the said barrony of Ballinehinsie, freelie acquitted and dischardged of and from all rents and demaunds of the said Sir Morogh and his heires: and that the said Teig ne bullie and his heirs shall hold all and singular the premisses of her Ma"c her heires and successors, by knight service, viz. by the xxth parte of a knight's fee, as of her castle or manor of Arkyne in the great iland of Arren aforsaid, with suite and service to the courte barron and lete of the said mannor. And that after the decease of the said Teig ne bullie, all such rents, duties and customs as arc claymed to be belonging to the name of O'Fflahertie, shall in consideracon that the same is but extorted, be thenceforth utterlie determyned and extinct, for ever. "And

"And that also Donell Coggye's two sonnes, called Oene and Morogh O'Flahirtie, shall, for their better mayntenaunce of livinge, have, receive and take by letters pattentes from her Ma"* to them their heires and assignes, the castle of Bonowne in the barrony of Ballynehinsie and six qTM of land with their appurtenaunces next adjoyning to the same, in Ballyndwyn, Mannynemore, Ballycare, and Ballimongaine, as a free demayne to the said castle, exonerated and dischardged as well of and from this composition, as also of and from all other rents, duties and demaunds of the said Sir Moroghe ne doe, Teige ne bullie, and their heires; and shall also have, holde, possesse, and injoye to them their heires and assignes, tenn other quarters of land subject to this composition, whereof they are said to be now seized as their inheritance, in Ballynehensie, Ballymongan, Ayrdmore, Ballymollen, Dwoughan, Mannynebegge, Ballykinnalie, Ballynclare, Lehenaghe, Croghnett, the Killny and Fahikeraghe in the said barrony of Ballynehinsie; and that they and their heires shall hold all and singular the premisses of the Queen's Ma"c her heires and successours, by knights service, that is to saye the xxth part of a knight's fee, as of her said mannor or castle of Arkyne in the greate iland of Arran, with suite and service to the courte barron and lete of the said mannor.

And that also Swyrveraghe Ffolane and his brother, in respect of the civill bringing upp of the said Swyrveraghe is sonne called Nehemias Fl'olan, shall have, hold, possess, and injoy to them and to their heires and assignes, two qTM of land in Moyrusse and Leytterdohartee in the said barrony of Ballynehency, freelie exonerated and dischardged as well of and from this composition, as also of and from all rents and demaunds of the said Sir Moroghe and Teig ne bullie and their heires; and shall also hold the same of her Ma"e her heirs and successours by knights service, viz. by the xl'h part of a knights fee, as of her said mannor or castle of Arkine, with suite and service to the courte barrone and lete of the said mannor.

And that also Roger O'Flahertie of Moycullyne, for his better mayntenance of livinge, and in respect of his good and civil bringing up in Englande, shall have, receave, and take, by letters pattentes from her Ma"c, to him his heires and assignes, the castle and house of Moycullen and fower qTM of land with their appurtenances belonging thereunto, in the said Moycullen, and also fower other qTM of land in the townes adjoininge to the same in Gnobegge, whereof he is said to be now seized as of his inheritants, freelie exonerated and discharged, for ever, of and from this composition; and all other his landes in Gnobegge aforesaid, discharged of and from all the rents, duties, and demaundes of the said Sir Murrough and Teig ne bullie, and their heirs; and that he and his heirs shall hold all and singular the premisses of the Queen's Ma'" her heirs and successours, by knight service, viz. by the xxth parte of a knight's

2 S 2 fee fee, as of her said mannor or castle of Arkine, with suite and service to the courte barron and lete of the said mannor.

"And that also McThomas in the barrony of Rosse gent . shall have, hold, possess, and enjoy, to him his heires and assignes, one qr of land in Dowray freely acquitted, exonerated and dischardged as well of and from this composition, as also of and from all rents, duties, and demaunds of the said Sir Morough ne doe, or any other their heires and assignes, the same to be holden of her Ma"c her heires and successors by knight's service, that is to say, by the xPh parte of a knij' J fee, as of her said mannor of Arkine; and that after the decease of the said McThomas, all such rents, duties, and customs as are challendged to be belonginge to the name of McThomas, except he can prove by lawe the same to be due be reasone of holdinge their landes of him, shall from thence be utterlie determyned and extinct, for ever.

"And where there remayneth in the barrony of Rosse, 57 qTM of land subject to this composition, as the inheritance of the Joyes and other freeholders of that barrony, it is covenaunted, graunted, promised, and agreed as aforesaid, that the said Sir Moroghe ne doe and his heires, shall have to him and his heires one yearly rent chardge of 5' ster. goinge oute of every quarter of the said 57 quarters, over and besides the said composition, amountinge by the year to £14. 5' ster. not chardging the porcon of the wast land uppon the inhabitted, in full recompence of all duties, cuttings and expenses by him challendged of the said freeholders, with all the goods and chattels of persons attainted of fellony that shall hap or chaunce to dwell and inhabite within the said landes, and all other casualties and amercements that shall growe from tyme to tyme within the same; and that they and every of them their heires and assignes, according to his and their porcon of land, shall hold the same of the said Sir Morough and his heires, by knight's service, viz. by the xlth parte of a knight's fee, as of his castle or mannor of Bally-Innyn in the barrony of Rosse aforesaid, and shall also doe suite to his courte barron and lete of his said mannor.

"And where there remayneth in the barony of Moycullen, 122 qTM of land subject to this composition, it is also covenaunted, granted, promised, and agreed as aforesaid, that the said Sir Moroughe shall have to him and his heirs, one yearly rentchardge of 5*' ster. over and besides the said composition, goinge out of every quarter of the said 122 qTM, which amounteth yearly to the some of £30. 5'' ster. not chardging the porcon of the wast land upon the inhabited, in full recompence of all duties, cuttings, and expenses by him challendged of the inheritors of the said quarters; and that they and everie of them, their heires and assignes, for his and their porcons, shall hold the same of the Queene's Ma"' her heires and successors, by knight's service, viz. by the xl"'

parte parte of a knight's fee, as of her said castle or mannor of Arkyne in the greate iland of Arren, and shall doe suit to the courte barron and lete of the said mannor.

"And where there remayneth in the barony of Ballynehinsie, 69 qTM subject to this composition, it is also covenaunted, graunted, promised, and agreed as aforesaid, that the said Sir Morough and his heires shall have to him and his heires one yearlie rentchardge of 5*' ster. over and besides the said composition, goinge out of every qr of the said 69 qTM, which amounteth yearly to the some of £17. 5*' ster. not chardging the porcon of the wast land uppon the inhabited, in full recompense of all duties, cuttings, and expenses by him challendged of the inheritors of the said qTM; and that they and everie of them, their heires and assigns, for his and their porcons, shall hold the same of the Queene's Mat1c her heires and successors, by knight's service, viz. by the xlth parte of a knight's fee, as of her said castle or mannor of Arkyne in the greate iland of Arren, and shall doe suit to the courte barron and lete of the said mannor.

"And that also Wm. Marten of Gall way, gent, in respect of his office and service in the same, shall have, hold, possess, and enjoy, to him his heires and assignes, half a qr of land called Gortytleave, with all and singular their appurtenances belonginge to the same, freelie exonerated and dischardged of and from this composition; and shall also hold the same of her Mat'* her heires and successours, by knight's service, viz. by the xlth part of a knight's fee, as of her castle or mannor of Arkine, in the greate iland of Arren, and shall doe suite to the courte barron and lete of the said mannor.

"And the aforesaid cheiftaynes, gent, freeholders, and inhabitants, for them and either of them their heires and assignes, have and by theis presents doe give full power, consent and assent, that this present deed indented, and every word, clause, sentence, condicon, and article therein contayned, shalbe enroled in her Ma"* high courte of Chauncery, there to remayne of record, for ever.

"IN WYTNESE whereof, to this parte of this Indenture remayninge in the custodie of the said Right honorable the Lo. Deputie, for and in the behalfe of the Queen's most excellent Ma"* her heires and successors, the said cheiftaynes, gent, freeholders, ffermours, and the rest above named, have hereunto put their seales and subscribed their names, the second of September, anno Domini 1585, and in the xxviith yeare of the reyng of our Soveraigne lady Elizabeth, by the grace of God Queene of England, Fraunce and Irelande, defender of the fayth, &c. Provyded that anie thing conteyned in this Indenture, shall not extend to prejudice anie manne's right or title to any lands contayned in the same.

"Sr. Morrogh Ne Do O'fflahertie Servreagh O'folan.

his 4- mark. Anthony Linche Fitz-thomas.

Dominick Browne. William Martyne."

II .

"Many CKeBe's Country:'

"THIS INDENTURE made betwixte the Right Honorable Sir John Perrotti knt. lord Deputie generall of Irelande, for and on the bohaulfe of the Queene's most excellent Majestic, of the one parte, and the lords spiritual and tcmporall, cheiftaines gent, freeholders, fermors, and inhabyttants having lands or holdings in IMANY, called the O'KELLIES COUNTRY, on both sydes of the river of Suck in the province of Connaught: that is to say, the reverend father in God William, archbishop of Twemmc—Stephen, byshopp of Clonferte—John, byshope of Elphine—and Edmond, deane of Klonknoyse—Ullicke, erle of Clanrickard—Hugh O Kelly of Lissecallone, otherwise called O'Kelly—Teige Mc William O'Kelly of Mullaghmore, and Connor oge O'Kelly of Killiane, compettitors for the name of tanestshipe of O'Kelly—Connor ne Garroge O'Kelly of Gallaghe—Shane ne moy O'Kelly of the Criaghe, gen.—William O'Mannyne of Mynloghe, otherwise called O'Mannine—Morrartaghe O'Coneannon of Killtullaghe, otherwise called O'Coneannon—Shane O'Naghten of Moynurc, otherwise called O'Naghten—Edmond McKeoghe of Awenaghe, otherwise called Mac Keoghe—Donogh O'Murry of Ballymurry, otherwise called O'Murrye —Couoghe O'Fallone of the Milltowne, otherwise called O'Fallone—Teige Mc Owen of Gallee, otherwise called Mc Edmond—Collo Mc Connore of the same, gen.—Ferdorraghe Mc William Carragh of the same—Connor Mac Gerraght, otherwise called Mc Girraghte—Edmond wony O'Concannone of Cawlre, freeholder—Sir Thomas Lestrange of Athleague, knt.—Thomas Dillone of Curraghboy, esquire—John Crofton of Ballymurry, gen.—Nathaniel Smith of Dromolgagh, gen.—Fraunces Shane of Beallagare,

gen Edward Mostine of the Graunge, gen.—Robert Johnsone of the Garbally, gen.—

Richard Beetaghe of the Cregge, gen John Burke of the Turrocke, gen.—William

Mostune of the Downe, gen.—John Moore of Clonebegnett, and Richard Dogherty of

Ratharrowc, gen.—Fimes Claye of Kyncklare, gen Robert Semper of Newcastell,

gen—George Goodeman and Miles Cavanaghe, ffermores of S' Johns Jerusalem— Sir Henry Wallope Knight, ffermor of S' Peters of Athlone—Dominick Lynch of Galway, fermor of the abbey of Cnockmoy—and Ullick Derry Linch of Gurrandarraghe, freeholder, of the other parte.

"WITNESSETH, that wheare the said country or territorie of Imanay, called the O'Kellie's Country, is devided into fyve principall baronies, that is to wytt, Athlone, Kilconnell, Teaquine, Killyane, and Moycarnane, which contains, as well by auncient devysion, as by late Inquistion, 665^ qTM of lande, everie qr containing 120 acres.—FIRSTE, in the barrony of Athlone, there is a quantity of land known by the

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