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Redmond, 15 qTM—the half Tooe of Knock-Inye, 15 qTM—all on the same south side of the lough-Earne, and belonginge, as is said, to Maguyre—also the half Tooe of Magherbwy, 15 qTM, belonging, as is said, to the same,—and all which being drawn into one totall . cometh to the aforesaid nomber of 801 qTM—whereof there belongth to the Queen, 14 qTM, and to the lords spirituals 89 qTM.
"The said lords and cheiftaynes, acknowledging the manifold benefits and easements they finde, do graunt to the Queenes most excellent Majestye her heirs and successors for ever, one yearlye rent charge of tenn shillings oute of everie quarter of the sd lands; and covenant to aunswere and beare yearlie 15 good hable horsmen, & 80 footemen well armed, and furnishede with armes, garrans, and victuals to all hostings, roods, and journies within Connaught and Thomond; and 8 good hable horsmen and 40 footemen well armed and furnished, to all generall hostings proclaymed in this realme.
"The said Lo. Deputie for and in the behalfe of the Queen's Majestie doth covenant and promise that the sd Six Brien O'Rourke6, in respecte of his submission and
c Sir Henry Sydney, in A.D. 1574, gave the Lords of the Council the following account of his proceedings with O'Rourke. Sir Brian, the above contracting party, was executed at Tyburn for high treason on the 3rd November, 1592, for which see Stow's Chronicle, p. 762, fol . Lond. 1631:
"16th June, 1576, there came unto me thether, (Dublin,) shortly after Easter, Owrycke, O'Donnell, Con Odonnell, his nephew and Enemye, 0 Chonnor Sligagh, of the principall of the Okellies; and all these for Matter of great Consequence to be ordered between the State and theim, and lykewise betwixt one an other of theimselves. And first of Owrycke, I found hym the proudest Man that ever I dealt with in Irelande, and usinge him thereafter told hym, that, as he was the Quenes Subjecte and ought to hold his Lande of her, 90 he should behave hymselfe in Obedience as a Subiecte, and for his Land yeald both Rent and Service, or els I wold place an other in the same: He saied he wold be a good Subiecte, as alwayes his Auncestors had bene, and spake very moch Goode of theim and hymselfe, and wold pay soch Rent and Service for his Countre as was agreed upon betwene the Governor and his Father, and alleadged, that he had a Patent at his Howse for his
Lande; I answered hym (as in dede it was true) that I was ignoraunt thereof, but, upon Search I found the same entred in the eldest Councell Booke that ever was made here, in the xxxiiith yere of Kinge Henrie the Eight; Sir Anthonye Sentleger beinge then Deputie by which he bounde hym selfe to pay to the Kinge xx/. Irish yerelye, with his service of some Horsemen and Footemen, as by the same apearethe; of which nether his Father, nor he, ever paied any Thinge, and that he confessed offer • inge to compounde for the Arreragies, and to conteyne that Rent and Service, which I made Light of, and lighter of the former Composicion, and wold not agree vnder three hundered Markes sterling* yerelye. Besides Servico, and Findinge of Men of Wane, he offered sixcskore Pounde9 iterlinge; all which I refuzed, lest, he beinge so great a man, as he is reputed to be, an overlyht Composicion with hym might be a President of great Hendraunce to the Quene, and compoundinge with others as well in Connaught as Vlster. Finallye he humblye desiered that there might be sent into his Countre, discreate and indifferent Commissioners, to view his Countrie, and to certifie trewlye the Wast and Barrannes thereof, and thereupon to take Order, and not beprofession of loyaltie and truth, shall have and take by letters patents, to him and the heirs males of his father Bryan O'Rourke, for the better supportation and maintenaunceof his present state of knighthood, as also of any further degree or title of honor yt shall please her Majestie to call him, the castells or manors of Dromahire, Lewtrime and the Newtowne in the said O'Royrke's country, which are accounted to be in the whole the number of 186 qTM, whereof 60 qTM to be a free demeane to the said castles or manors; and he shall also have one yearly rent charge of 13'' 4*' out of every qr of 445 qTM of freeholder's lands, viz. the lands of Maglanchy, Owen O'Royrke of Carr, Tirrelagh Mac Owen of Dearegyll, Rory Mc Enawe of Moynterkeny, Magranyll of Moyinsh Magranull of Cammolaghane, Phellyme glasse O'Royrke of Coulovloyne, Owen Mc Shane O'Royrke of Kincoyll-loughane, Mc Murry, Mc Loghline, Mc Tiernane, and M° Kelly, amountinge to £296 8'' 4d' sterling. And that they and every of them shall hold the aforesaid 445 qTM of the said Sir Brian, and the heirs males of the body of his father, by knight's service and the rent aforesaid, viz. by the 40th part of a knight's fee, as of his said castells of Dromahire and Lewtrime. And the said Sir Brian shall hold the said castles, manors, and lands of the Queen by knight's service, viz. by three knight's fees, as of her house or manor of Moychill in said O'Royrke's country; and one fayre chief horse yearly to be presented and given, in her Majesties name, to the Lord Deputy on Mydsomer day, with this word graven in gold serviendo guberno. And for as muche as the meaner sorte of the freeholders of the said countrye are and shall be greatlye burdened by this composition, if the petty lords and captains next above them be permitted to take such rents and customarye dutyes as they pretend to belong to the said petty captaineshipps, for remedy whereof it is condyscended and agreed, that the above named Maglanchie, Magrannel of Moynishe, Mc Granell of Claimmalaghline, Mc Murry, Mc Loghhline, Mc Tirnan, Mc Kelly, and all others of that sorte and callinge, shall have and hold to them their heirs and assigns, by letters patents, not only all castles and lands which belongeth to the names and calling of Maglanchie, Magrannel of Moynishe, Mc Grannell of Clanmalaghline, Mc Murry, Mc Loghline, Mc Tiernan, Mc Kelly, but also all such other castles and lands of which they are now justly seized; and after the decease of every of them, the aforesaid rents and duties
fore. Hereupon we agreed, and that to be donne in Cahelrewe, Obirne, Mac Ternan and Mac AmurAugust next, saveinge that he requyred to have cer- rowe. But I would not graunte theim hym, and teine pettie Lordes, dwellinge under or niere hym (of yet he departed satisfied, and since hath both wrytDuetie his Tributaries sayeth he, vniustlye oppressed ten and sent to me, verye humblye, that I shall finde by hym say they) to yeeld hym his accustomed ex- hym more obedient in his owne Countrey, then I did actions, namelye, the twoe Mac Granelh, Omolin- in this Cittie; and thus moche for Owriche."—Letdye, Mac Glaugh, Keneloghan, CoUofluyn, Mac ter>, ^pc., vol. i. p. 114.
belonging to the names of their petty captainshipps, shall from thenceforth be utterly determined and extinguished, for ever—IN WYTNESSE whereof the aforesaid lords & chieftaines have hereunto put their 8eales, and subscribed their names, this 27th day of September, Anno Domini 1585.
"Beyen O'roybk Mcmurry Brien Mcloghlyne Ferrall
"Memorand, that albeit there are 135 qTM of Magwire's lands, lying on the south syd of Logherne, and 44 qTM of O'Riellie's land on the same syd, comprized in this booke; yet they be not heare charged with any composition, but drawn in to be made parcell of the intended county of Leytrym."
"Moylurge alias Mac Dermotfs Countrye, O'Connor Roe's Countrye, and O'Connor Dune's Countrye.—[Roscommona]." "THIS INDENTURE made betwixte the Right Honorable Sir John Perrotte Knt. Lord Deputie generall of Ireland for and on behalfe of the Queen's most Excellent Majesty of the one parte, and the Lords, chieftains, &c. of Moylurge alias Mc Dermott's countrye, O'Connor Roe's countrye and O'Connor Dunes countrye, viz. William archbishoppe of Tweame—John bishop of Elphine—Hugh O'Konnor of Ballintobber otherwise called O'Konnor Dune, chiefe of his name—Fergonanym O'Hanley of Knockensheigh, chief of his name—Sir Thomas le Strange knight of Alleage—Carbri O'Birne of the Dyngon, chief of his name—Teige Mc Towmultaghe of Croghan, gen.— Towmultagh oge of Ballinkillen, gen.—Towmultagh Mc Hughe of Dromeharlagh, gen.—Oene Ernney of —Ferrall Mac Dermonde Roe, chief of his name—Connor oge Mc Dermod of the Taneste—Cahall oge Mc Mulmory of the Eaden,
gen.—Mulmory Mc Dermod, gald, chief of his name—Duwaltagh Mc Toolie O'Connor of Bracklone, gen.—Cahall Mc Toolie of Castlereagh, gen.—Feagh O'Ffloyne of Sleavlyne, chief of his name—Calloe O'Floyn of the Cladaghe, gen.—Turreleagh Keaghe McSwiny of Cnocknetaghty, gen.—Teig O'Connor Roe, chief of his name—Hugh Mc Tirrelagh Roe of Clonybirne, gen.—Breene O'Fflanegan of Ballaoghter, chief of his
name—John Crofton of Canvoe, gen.— of Ballingilly, gen—and Edward White
of Ballinderry, gen. of the other parte.
"WITNESSETH that wheare the said contries and territories be devided into thre barronies, viz. Boyle otherwise Moylurge, Ballintobber, and Roscommon; which contain, as well by auncient devysion as by late Inquisition, 905 quarters of land, each containing 120 acres.—FIRSTE, in the barronie of Ballintobber there is a quantitye of land called Tyrevrune-eaghtragh, 48 qTM whereof belong to Her Majestie in right of
* The "Boundaries of Roscommon" have been found as follows:
"An Inquisition taken at Roscommon the 16th of July, 1607, before Sir Anthony St. Leger master of the Rolls, fee.—The Jury find 'That the county of Roscommon extendeth in length from Athlone to Lahaghnelahareebane, near and on this side Beallanafadd, 33 miles, and in breadth from Beallakige at the river ofSheanonto Owen-more near Coystullath (being the broadest place of the county) 16 miles. They find the true mcars and bounds of the said county to begin eastward, at the middest of the bridge of Athlone, at the monument of Sir Henry Sydney, and so extendeth, southward as the river runneth to Clowneburren or Clowne Me Knoyse, IriSh ArCh. SOC. 15.
and so to Raghra where the river of Sucke going into the river of Sheanan, and so along the said river of Sucke to Carhyne, and from thence through the middle arche of the new bridge in the town of Ballanesloy, including the howse or castle of Ballaneslov, and a small island between the howse and the middle streamc which runneth under the saide bridge, and so to Bealaga, including the lands of Aghagad and Aghagowre, beyond the said river of Sucke, bounding on the county of Galwaye, extending forward to the brooke or streame of Owynbegg, and so forward, as the course of the stream runneth, to Downoman, where the streame... which mearcfalleth into the river of Sucke, agayn from thence alonge the said river to the bridge of Beallamoe, so to Bealla2 Z