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"J/any O'Kelle't Country."
"THIS INDENTURE made betwixte the Eight Honorable Sir John Perrotte knt. lord Deputie generall of Irelande, for and on the behaulfe of the Queene's most excellent Majestie, of the one parte, and the lords spiritual and temporall, cheiftaines gent, ffreeholders, 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 Twemme—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'Concannon of Killtullaghe, otherwise called O'Concannon—Shane O'Naghten of Moynure, 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 M° 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
Ratharrowe, 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.
"WYTNESSETH, 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
name name of O'Murrey, and Mac Edmond's eraght (oijftieaco, inheritance) called the Heyney, 46 qTM—Mac Keogh's eraght called Moyfinn, 55 qTM—O'Ffallone's eraght called Clonedaghe, 47 qTM—Eraght Hugh, called Toahaleage (cuar, country) 15^ q"—Eraght M'Gerraght, 33 qTM—O'Noghten's eraght called the Ffaas, 35 q"—the Slaightines, being dispersed within the former eraghts, 16 q"; which in the whole cometh to 287^ qTM. In the barrony of Kilconnelle there is a quantity of land called Eraght Carbry, 26 qTM—Toachalla, 30 q"—Toahbreny, 26 qTM, whereof belongeth to the earl of Ormond 24 qTM—Pobble-Keowghe, 294 q"; which in the whole cometh to 107 q". In the barony of Teaquin there is a quantity of land called Eraght O'Manyne, 24 qTM—Killyboggy, 21 q"—Eraght I. Dermoda, 23 qTM—Sleigt Teighe M' Donoghe, 33 qTM—Teagh ne palice 15 qTM—in Killosallane, 4 q", which is conveied over by state of inheritance to the aforesaid Thomas Dillon of Curraghboy—also Corcomoy, 24 q"; which in the whole of that barony cometh to 140 qTM. In the barrony of Killian there is a quantity of land called Aghyarte, 12 qTM—Sleight Teige O'Kelly, 8 qTM—Eraght Dermott, 8 q"—The Slewe 12 qTM; which in the whole of that barony cometh to 40 qTM. In the barony of Moy-carnane there is a quantity of land called Clonmacknoyne, otherwise Shane ne Moye's country, on both sides of the Succe, 89 qTM; which in the
whole of that barrony cometh to 89 qTM All which being drawn into one totall, cometh
to the aforesaid number of 665^ quarters.
"The aforesaid lords, chieftaines, &c. graunt to her Ma"" the Queene, a penny and one third of a penny out of every acre of the aforesaid 665 £ qTM, which amounteth in every year to 665 marks sterling; and for lack of money to be paid, the Treasurer or general receiver shall receive kine to the value of the said rent, or so much thereof as shall remaine unpaid, at the rate of 13*' 4d' for every good and lauful beofe, or as kine shall be worthe and solde in the markett of Athlone, the tyme of payment.
"The said lords, chieftayns, &c. acknowledging the manifold benefitts and easments they finde, &c. doe covenant to aunswere and beare, yearlie for ever, 30 good hable horsemen and 220 footmen well armed, to all hostings, roods and jurneyes within Connaught and Thomond; and 10 good hable horsemen, and 40 footmen well armed and furnished with arms, garrans and victuals, to all generall hostings proclaymed in this realme. And they shall further bear, yield and pay yearly, 300 sufficient labourers with their tooles and victuals, to work 4 daies every year where the chiefe officer or commissioner of the said province shall assigne. And that the sleight of the Naghtenes shall answeare and beare the accustomed duties and service, to her Majestie's house of Athlone.
"It is agreed by the lord Deputy, on behalf of the Queene, and the said Hugh O'Kelly, otherwise called O'Kelly, Teige and Connor O'Kelly, compettitors for the name and tanestshippe of O'Kellie, and others of the Irishry above named, that the
captaineshippe captaineshippe & tanistshippe of the said country, called the O'Kellie's cuntry, -which hath been hertofore used by the said O'Kellies, & all colleccon and Irish customary devision of lands used amongst them, shall from henceforthe be utterlye abolished, extinct, renounced, and put backe within the said country, for ever.—In respect whereof, and for that her Majesty doth graciously meane the maintaininge of such of the Irishry as willingly submitt, the lord Deputy doth, for the Queen, covenant and promise that the said Hughe O'Kelly, otherwise called O'Kelly, shall have and take by letters patent, the 4 quarters of land, now in his possession, in Eraght O'Murry in Mc Edmond's country in the barony of Athlone, viz. Lisenuske, Ferrenbreaghe, Lyssdallon and Moydowe, with the moyety of all the goods of felons, &c. within the same; to be holden by knight's service: And, for further augmentacon of his living, that he shall have, during his naturall life, £56 19s. 6d. out of the several lands following, viz. upon the eraght of O'Murray and Mc Edmond, one \ qr of Killeaghe, ^ qT of Corragarowe, \ qr of Carrowmader, Ferrenbreagye, Shanbally Mc Connor, Moylyterraghe, Lisseneponre, Killenreoghe, Fyermore, the eraght called Aleage, also Sleight Gillebert, and eraght Mac Hughe, the qr of Cloghane, Kewne, Funshenaghe, Clonlostaghe, eraght Mc Hughe 19 q", the eraght called Clonodaghe, the qr of Kilchele, Ardnecolenan, Carowkewle, Gortenduffe, Kilvane, the qr of Turrock, in eraght Mc Geraght, the qr of Aghgowre, Bunnynibber, Aghgadd, Clynlergine, the eraght called the Feaies, the cartron of Tibraghane, Killaghane, a cartron of Carghen, Carronewre, Carronderry, Moyvennan, Carronlaghane, Carronloghe, the \ qr of Carronkewen, Drineka, Clonark, Clongawnaghe, Shanvally-nanty, in the eraght called Moyfinne, the cartron of Carrowmore, Derndoly, the \ quarter of Tawnaghe, Knocke-Cowle-ne Caldry, Carrige, Ardmolane, Cornegewre, Dondonyll, in the barony of Moycarnan, upon the whole country ealled Cloynvicknoyne, upon the eraght called the Slewe, in the eraght of Toavreny, the eraght of Aghoarte, and Crohone Sleight Teige O'Kelly, upon the qr of Bealladryne, the qr called Moyvameon, Corregarrowe, Clondalye, Carrownegapple, Cregane, Carrowganvy, Carrownefrevy, Carrow-blenglasse, Carrowmorekillyane, the qr of Moynterdony, Moyrushe, Ballynecorre, Clonkure, Englyse, upon the eraght called Toecallae, the qr of Lyssedoulane, the qr of Carrowmenagh, Lisknedane, Barneboy, Loghanebreane, Carrownenagh, and in the barony of Teaquine, upon the septs of O'Manyne & O'Concanon, and the septs of the archbishope, which in the whole cometh to the sum of £56 19*. 6rf.
"That the said Teige Mc William O'Kelly shall have by letters patentts, soe many qTM of land as he is now justly seized of, in the barronies of Teaquine & KilconnelL that is to say, the qr of Mullaghmore, the qr of Farrenefahye, the qr of Cornegallaghe, the qr of Carrownesire, and the qr of Carrowneboe. That the said Connor
oge oge O'Kelly shall have the four qTM of land in and about the town of Killian; to hold by knights service. Upon this condition, that the said Hughe, Teige, and Connor oge and their heirs, shall henceforth behave themselves like good subjects; shall put no ymposition or chardge upon the inhabytors of the said lands; shall be obedyent to the Queen's laws; shall not maintain or succour any of her enemies; and shall bring uppe their children after the Englishe fashions, and in the use of the Englyshe tounge; and that after the decease of the said Hughe O'Kelly, otherwise called O'Kelly, the lands aforesaid be discharged of the aforesaid rents. IN WYTNESSE whereof, the aforesaid lords, chieftains, &c. have hereunto put their seales and subscribed their names, the sixth day of August, Anno Domini 1585.
"W. Tuamen S. Clonferten.—Joh. Elphine.—O'kelly Connor
Oge.—Con Mcgaret.—Mc Coffe.—Donoghe O'miorry.—O'nagh
Tine Thom. Le Strange.—Thom. Dillone John Crofton.—
Francis Shane.—Robt. Johnson John Birte.—W". Mostin
Miles Cavanaghe.—John Norris.—Nehehias Claye Richard
"Althoghe by this within written Indenture of Composition with the O'Kellies cuntry, they are charged to her Majesty after the rate of 13*. 40?. sterling upon every quarter of land, yet, forasmuche as they were the first that yealded to that Composition in that province, and thereby occasioned others to do the lyke, and that also the rest of the whole province of Connaught doth beare by their Composition but icw. sterling a quarter, having in some places farre better londe then the O'Kellies hath, and not borne heretofore soe greate a burden as they have done, I the Lo. Deputie think it very reasonable, and therefore doe covenant and agree, that the said O'Kellies country shall beare but as the rest of the said province doth, (that is to saye) 10*. sterling upon every quarter of lande chardgeable to Her Majesty, and soe to continue
until her Majesties pleasure be knowne.
"THIS INDENTURE made betwixte the Right Honorable Sir John Perrotte kn*. lord Deputy, &c. of the one parte, and Stephen bishop of Clonfert—Donyll O'Madden of Longford, otherwise called O'Madden—Owen Balluff O'Madden of Lus
magh, gen Cogh O'Madden of Killyan, gen Edmond M" Downy of Rathmore, gen.
—Donyll Mc Brasill of Dryowen, gen.—Cat hall Carragh O'Madden of gen.—
IRISH Arch. soe. 15. 2 T and and other the freeholders and inhabitants, having lands or holdings within the barony of Longford, otherwise called SYLLANMUIGHIE in the county of Galway, of the other parte.
"WHE ARE the said barony of Longforde contayneth in itself, as well by ancient division as by late Inquisition, 233 quarters of lande, everie quarter containing 120 acres. FIRSTE there is a quantity of land called Lusmoghe, 20 qTM—also the manor of Millicke, 4 qTM, belonging to the Queen—Lysmofadda, 3 qTM—the parish of Borrish, 7 qTM—Knockmoy darregge, 41 qTM, whereof 7 qTM as is said belong to her Majesty in right of the abbey of Clonfert, and 5 q" as is said beareth chiefry to the bishoprick of Clonfert—also Kilmacoaskeagh, 12 qTM—also Annaghe Carroll, 2 qTM—the parish of Moynteronan, 7 qTM—Kenaghan, Lessinmore and Ballinekille, 5 qTM—Glaster, 2 qTM— Cloughenc^k Inisherke, I qr—Clonfertt, 2 qTM, which belongeth to the bishoprick of the same—also there is a quantity of land called Magher in Erllae, 20 qTM—Tohe Killemoy, 9^ qTM—Tirran, 4 qr*—Portomna, 6 q"—Tohe Mc Moroghe, 10 qTM—Sleight Collow, 9 qTM—Tohe Bolloge, 14 qTM—Tohe Raherrill, 10 qTM, whereof as is said 1 qr beareth chiefry to the bishoprick of Clonfert—Boylosky, 9 qTM—Aghavaghan, 5 qTM— Gort O'Madden, 2 qTM—the Sonagh, 2 qTM—the Lorggie and Cappaghe-naghten, 2 qTM — Corbally, 4 qTM — Benigher, 1 qr—Ballybagge, 1 qr—Ballynebrannaghe, I qr—Killeran, 4 qTM—Clonlaghan, 1 qr—Balleneclanty, 4 q"—Killtormer, I q'—the Moy, 4 q"—Leyssyreaghan, 2 q" — Oghill bege, I qr — Aneghcallowe, I q'—Toll M" Sallagh, 1 qr—Rahen and Killdolisk, 1 qr—Clonemaskrye, 1 qr—Clonowlise, £ a qr—Clare, 1 qr—Ballemaghen, 1 qr—Androgowle, 2 qTM—Clonfeaghan, 1 qr— Feabegge, I qr—all within the said barony; and all which being drawn into one total cometh to the aforesaid number of 233 quarters.
"The aforesaid lords and chieftains, acknowledging the manifold benefitts and easements they finde, doe covenant to aunswere and beare 4 good horsemen and 12 footmen, well armed with carriage and victualls, to all hostings, roods and joumies within Connaught and Thomond; and 2 good hable horsemen and 6 footmen well armed, to all generall hostings proclaymed in this realme.
"It is agreed by the said lord deputy that the said Donell O'Madden, for his better mayntenance of ly vinge, shall have and take by letters patent, 8 quarters of land as a demeasne to his castells of Longford and Clonfeaghan, free; to be held as of the Queen's manor of Mylicke by knight's service; and also 5*. ster. out of every quarter of 147 qTM of lande, in recompense of all rents, duties, spendings and demands claimed by the said O'Madden, of the freeholders of the said q".
"That the lord bishop of Clonfert shall have 6 q". free as a demayne to his house and manor of Clonfert.