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belongs to Her Majesty in right of the abbey of Ballymote, iš q- also Clonyvyhane, I q', belonging to Her Ma's in the same right; which in the whole of that Barrony cometh to 158 q**. — Alsoe the halfe Barony of Cawlovyn consisting of 20 q", all which being drawn into one totall cometh to the aforesaid nomber of 909 qns.

“ The said lords, chiefftaynes, &C acknowledging the manifold benefits & easements they finde, do graunt to the Queen's most excellent Majestie her heirs and successors for ever one yearly rent-charge of tenn shillings ster. out of everie quarter of land aforesaid; and covenaunt to answere and bear yearlie for ever 20 good hable horsmen & 60 footemen well armed, to all hostings roods and journies within the so province of Connaght and Thomond; & 10 good hable horsemen and 30 footemen well armed, to all generall hostings proclaymed in this realme.

“ That the said Sir Donill O'Conor, in respecte of his loyaltie & faithfulnesse to the Queene, shall have by letters patents to him his heirs and assigns the castells or manors of Slego in the barony of Carbry, and Meynlaghe in the barony of Magherylenye, and all the lands, appertayninge as well to the name and callinge of O'Conor Sligoe, as also which belong or appertayneth to Sleight Owine O'Conor, from whom the said Sir Doniell is said to be descended, or by his owne purchase or otherwise, &c. which are accounted to be 32 q", freed; and shall also have a yearly rentcharge of 13:4" going out of every q' of the residue of the said q“, being 80 q" of the land of Sleight Muryertaghe, Sleight Briene, and Sleight Tirlaghe O'Connor, and those of Cawrine Moygany, in full recompence, &C and that he and the heirs of his father shall hold the aforesaid Castles, &C by the service of 2 knight's fees, as of her Majestie's castle of Ballymote, and he is to give one fayre chief horse yearly, to the Lord Deputy, with these words graven in gold, quo vici vincor: and he shall also have 8' out of every q' of 154 quarters in the barony of Tirreraghe; 109 out of every q' of 20 q" in the barony of Cowlovine; 68 104 out of every q' of 156 q" in the barony of Magheryleynye; 6o 61 out of every q' of 166 qin the barony of Tirreryelle ; and 9* 34 out of every q' of 110 q" in the barony of Corren.

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* Sir Henry Sydney describes his proceedings with O'Conor and O'Donnell as follows:-“ 15th June, 1576.- I founde Odonnell verie humble and tractable. And whereas he, and his Auncestors, have had a rent of iii. c Markes Yerelye out of Occhonnor Sli, gaghs Countrie, fabulouslye chalenged to have bene paied, ever since St. Patrick's Dayes, but probablye averred on both sides, if half bene taken for theise fower or fyve Discents by the Odonnells (but never without Vyolence alleaged Ochonnor) and so I thinke Odonnell agreed, in the Ende, to stay Exactinge of it, untill I had sente Commissioners to examyne his Clayme, and the others Deniall; and upon their Certificatt, I to take Order and this to be done in August

next; which Order will I hope fall out to be seche, as the Quenes Majestie shall be entituled to the Rent and Service from theim bothe. Occhonnor compounded in Englande to geve an hundered Markes Yerelye, to be dischardged of Odonnell, and so hath his Countrey graunted hym, under the Great Seale of England; but, if I can clerlye dischardge hym from Odonnell, he shall pay better. He desiered me to constitute a Sheriff in his Countrie wishinge rather a Forriner, then any of the Soyles Brede, which I graunted, and sent one with Commission. I have great Confidence that this Ochonnor, who is the same that I brought into England, will prove a good Subiecte." -Letters, &c., vol. i. p. 114

“That the lord Bishop of Aghconry shall have 4q" adjoining his house or town of Skrine in the barony of Tireraghe, free; and 6 q" as a demesne to his house or towne of Achonry, in the barony of Magheryleyny, free.

“ In the barrony of Corran, that Cormocke O'Hary bwy shall have 3 q" free, adjoining his castle of Cowlany:—that Ferraghe Carraghe O'Hary reoghe shall have 39" free as a demesne to his castle of Ballinefenocke otherwise called Ballyhary—and that Hugh Mo Donoghe, in respecte of his adge and removing from Ballimote, shall have 4 9" free, in the barony of Corrane.

“ In the barrony of Tirrerel, that Ferdorroghe M° Donoghe of Cowlea shall have 3q" adjoining his towne of Cowlea, free.

“ In the Barrony of Tirrereagh, that Edmond O'Dowd shall have 3 qm as a demaine to his castle of Kylglasse, free—and that his cousin and heir apparent, Davy of Dowda, shall have 2 q's free, adjoining his house of Castle-Connor.

“ That Urrell O'Gary of Moggary shall have 3 q" free, adjoining his castle of Moygarry in Cowlovine.

“ That Magaghline Mo Donoghe shall have 2 q" free, adjoining his castle of Cowlwony in the barony of Tirrarell.

“ That John O'Creane shall have 3 "* free, adjoining his house or towne of Ballynegare in the barony of Carbry.

“ And for as much as the meaner sort of freeholders of the said county of Sligo, and the tenants dwellinge upon their lands, are and shall be greatlie 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 condescended and agreed that the above-named O'Harry bwy, O'Harry reoghe, Mo Donoghe of Tirerell, O’Gary, O'Dowd, and all others of that sort and calling, shall have by letters patent, not only such castells and lands as belongeth to the name and callinge of O'Harry buy, O Harry reoghe, M° Donoghe, O’Gary, & O'Dowd, but also all such castles and lands as they or any of them be nowe justlie seized of as their inheritance, the same to descend from ech of them to their heirs, by course and order of the lawes of England: and in respect of confirming unto them the same, that after the decease of everie of them the aforesaid rents and duties shall from thenceforth be utterlie determyned and extinguished for IRISH ARCH. soc. 15.

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ever. In wittnesse whereof the aforesaid lords chieftains and others have hereunto put their seales, and subscribed their names this 23rd day of Sept. Anno Domini 1585.

“ Sir DONELL O'CONNOR, Slegoe.-- EUGENIUS ACHADEN. Eps.-EUGENIUS

ELECTUS ALADEN.-Owin O'CONNOR.—O'DOWDE.-BRIEN M SWINE.
HUBERT ALBANAGHE. — MOLAGHLINE Mac DoNOGHE. - CORMOCK
O'HARRYE.—MOLAGHLIN M° DONOGHE, junior.-D. DoowDA.—FER-
DORAGHE M° DONOGHE.—FERRALL O'HARRY.—MORRISHE MÓDONOGHE.
-Manus M’TEIGE BWY. ALEXANDER M° SWINE.—MANUS REOGHE.-
URRILL O’HARRY.–RORY OGE.—MANUS M° BRIENE.”

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ORoyrks Countrya. “ THIS INDENTURE made betwixte the Right Honorable Sir John Perrott knight, lord Deputy Generall of Ireland, for and on the behaulfe of the Queene's most

excellent a 6 The county of Leitrim LIMITTED and ap- and so to the water northwards which cometh out of pointed.” A. D. 1583.

the great Logh-Erne.—NORTHE, with the water “ The country called O’Rowrke's country, con which cometh from the said greath Logh, and the teyneth the Breny O’Rowrke, both Moynter Olys,

Logh Erne itself, into the land of MC Gawran, and Dartery, Lorigain, with other small territories, toge then MC Gawran's lands as they joyne to the Breny ther with Mc Gwyre his lands by sowthe the Lough

O'Reighly.—The county is devyded into vii several

O'Reighly.—The count Erne, joyned together and made and appointed to

hundrds or baronys, wherein these territories followbe called the countie of Letrym, being limitted and

ing are conteyned, having within them the nomber bounded as followeth, viz.—EASTE, with the coun

of quarters of land under mentioned, everie q' contry called Breny O'Reighly (now the county Cavan)

teyning 120 acres of land, viz.-1. LETRYM. The as the . . . . . . dereth on Mc Gawran's lands (which

territorie called Moynter Olys, Owghderagh alias are included within this countye) and the .... now

Moyenishe, conteyning Sleiught Eyre Me Grannell, the county of Longforde, till it come to the Ryver of

Slenight Connor, and Sleuight Cahill Mc Grannell, Shenan.-SOUTHE, with the ryver of Sheanan,

conteyning 151} qns of land. Also Anaghduf, Kylwhich divideth the same from O'Hanlye’s .......

tahurk, Kyltobrid, Fynagh, and Kylifowre conteynRoe and O'Bryn's countryes, and a part of Moylorge, ing 27 qrs of land, making in the whole 17849"and so passing to the northern edge of the territorie 2. MOYLE. The territory called Moynterolys called Tyrehoyle parcell of Moylorge aforesaid, to the Ewtragh, alias Clan Melaghlyn, which conteyneth mountayne called Slewe Corke, extending to Logh- 110 958.-3. DROMAHIRE. The territory called kyll.-WEST, with the Logh called Logh Kyll, as Carryn Dromahyre, conteyneth 22 qts, also Carryn it crosseth from the mountayne aforesaid, to a small Cleyn-Logh, 21 q", also Mo Kagan's lands in Clanwater or spring on the north syde called Ffauran arwy 219", also Urlare 16 q”, also Ballyneglogh 89", MC ffenoll, and so directly a lytle by west the Newton the lands of Sleuight Owen O'Rourk, 4 q'*, the land up to the mountayne called Slewmore; and so as the of Sleuight Donogh McGowran, 12 q's, and the land same Slewmore runneth betwixt the barony of Car- of Sleuight Cormack McGawran 12 q", amounting bry in the county of Slygo to the lands of Bundroyes, together to 135 q** of land.-4. ROSSECLOGHER

excellent Majesty of the one partye, and John, bishop of Kilmore-Lysaghe, bishop of Ardaghe-Sir Briane O'Royrke of Dromahire knt.-Caball M° Connor Carragh Magrannyll of Inishmurryne, otherwise called Magrannell of Moynishe, chiefe of his name—Tirlaghe M° Molaghline oge Magrannylle of Dromarde, otherwise called Magrannyle of Clonmologhlyne, chief of his name—Teige oge Maglanchie of Rossclogher, chief of his name-Tyrelaghe Magawryne of the Largine, chief of his name-Owyne M° Phellime O’Royrke of the Garre, gen.- Rory M° Enawe of Inyshimylerye, chiefe of his name—Melaghlyn Mo Owyne Mo Murrye of Loghmoyltagher, gen.-Farrell Me Ternan of Cloyloghe, gen.-Bryan Mo Loghlyne of the Fayhee, gen.-Phelyme Glasse of Cloncorycke, gen.-Wonye Mac Sheane O'Royrke of Loghnecouhye, gen.and Tyernane O'Royrke of Dromahyre, gen. of the other parte.

“WYTNESSETH, that wheare the whole territory called O'Royrk's country, comprehending Breny O’Royrke, both the Moynterolyes, the Largane, Cowleovlyne, Kinaloghane and the Dartry, which contain in themselves, as well by auncient devysyon as by late Inquisicion, the number of 801 q", every qr 120 acresb. FIRSTE in Breny

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The territory called Carryn Ewill-Wyleghcon- letters patents to us or any three of us addressed, teyneth 18 q's, also Ballagh I mean 8 q's, Rosse bearing date the 8th July in the 37th year of her laver 8q", Clonlogher 2 q's, Kyllargy 4 q's, Kyl- reign, have limitted and appointed the said territo. len Umery 2 qs, Drom Leyse 4 q", Moynter ries to be one shyre or county, and to be nominated Kenny alias Mc Kenny's lands 14 qrs, and Mc Ker- the county of Letrym; and have divided the same non's lands 4 qos, making together 60 qr.–5. into 7 severall barronyes or hundreds as above is sett CARRE. The territory called Moyelys 18 q", the foorth, which our doying we doe certify unto your territory called the Carre 30 q13, and the territory Lordship, according to the purport of the said comcalled the Dartery 20 qrs, amounting in all to 68 mission to be returned of record. In Witness whereof q's.-6. COWLOVLYN. The territory called Kyn- we have hereunto put our seals, and subscribed our nacloghan conteyneth Sleuight Teg ne Geyrr, names, the 25th of September, 1583."— Orig. Return Sleuight Hugh Me Arte, and Sleuight Keogh, Bally- in Rolls Off. necurry, Dromervella, and Oughter Aghwe, con b The “Boundaries of Leitrim” have been found teyneth 37 qrs, also Cowlovelyn contayning 28 q", as follows: and Tullageaghe 44 qos, which doth amount toge- “An Inquisition taken at Dromahare, the 22nd of ther to 109 grs.-7. LYSSEGOWLE. The terri- July, 1607, before Sir Anthony St. Leger Master tory called Toe Rahe 30 qs, Moynter Ffeodegan's of the Rolls, &c.—The jury find “That the county of land 30 qws, Clonowly 30 qrs, Clanredmond 159", Leytrim extended in breadth from Douffcoulofflyn, Knock-nyn 15 q”, and Maghery-boy 15 q", which mearynge upon Tayllagh-Donoghoy in the county make in all 135 qrs.

of Cavan, unto Bundoyse butting upon the barrony “We whose names are hereunto subscribed, have of Carbry in the county of Sligo, are 37 miles, ing viewed and surveyed the territories and lands whereof the sixte parte is scarse arrable lande, but all above mentioned, by virtue of the Queen's Majesties mountayne, bogg, and wood, and in breadth from

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I Royrke, there is a quantity of land called the Dartry, 20 q"_Karrhy, 30 q", whereof i q' belongs to the bishoprick of Killmore-Cowryne Moylyshe, 18 q",

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the ryver of Shankryne in M° Gawran's country, to Carradroymroyske at the Sheanan, being the broadest parte of the county are ten myles. They finde that the said county is bounded in manner and forme followinge, viz. beginninge at the ryver of Dowffe Cowlloffluyn, yt extendeth forward to the ford or passage of the Nybber, from thence to Ahanfadda, and so forwarde to Beallamowdyne mearinge upon the county of Longforde, from thence through the bogge of Moyne-Cappoll butting forward to Skraghbunyunshine, including 8 cartrons of the county of Longforde, and so into the river of Sheanon, and contynuinge the same to Beallakillesrenan, and for ward to Carradromroyske, from thence to Leyetrim, and as the course of the ryver runneth from Loghayle against the stream into that Lough, then to Srowhane nynled, and Lurgane Caylly, mearinge to the Dworyny, from thence to Cleynemockery and Lognegyhe, and so to Kilsallogh, and then holdinge the meare to Skehyenaguna adjoyninge Cayshe-loghdargane, and so crosse the mounteyne unto Loghgill, and going oute of the said Logh at .... harkilleroddane yt extendeth forward to Aylteclaydy, including 3 qts and 3 cartrons of the county of Slygo, called the q' of Clogherbegg, the q' of Cloghermore, Carrowmaghery, Coyaroish, and 3 cartrons of Killefodder; from thence to the meare of the Mullin, and so to Laighnehilline, and then dyrectlie to Srownehowl. lagha, then buttinge forwarde to the streame of Srowhanesowne, and so as the meare extendeth betweene Clownekyne and the Clowaty, and from thence to Boynedoyne, and unto the ocean sea, and so aboute to Bowndroite, from thence agaynste the streame of that river of Droysse, and going oute of the ryver on the north side yt includeth a q' of lande called Carrowneboyhane, and into the river of Owyn nefaerand, and then as the streame runneth into Lough Melvin, and so along the logh to Abbernelehe, and then includinge all the islands, yt extendeth

eastwarde to Bunowyn Leiglehidd, and so mearing forward to Srahareogh near the river of Rowgy, from thence to Killtarsnye, and so followinge the streame of Killtarsnie, which boundeth Killtycownga and Moynterfloddaghane, from thence to Beallamullanegeyre, then to Beallenemialagh, then unto Logh vackneane, and so alonge the said logh between the islands of Rosscorky on the north, and Inish Me Dorragh on the sowthe, and so to Beallacowngamore, and then to Beallucowngabegg, from thence it ex. tendeth to Buncley Aghaarly, and so to Laigebunshanny, then forward to Carrycknecranmoy, buttinge directly to Corrylyskey and Corlacky: and so to Tonowsse, then to the Srowhanee, and mearinge to Beallanelowree, yt reacheth to Loghamuoynterhollyh, on the east side of Sliewnyerin ; from thence to Clowiccomyrke, then to Hayskeenagappall, boundinge to Beallanelaghmore on the easte, mearinge forwarde to Beallah Radreynan, and forward to .... haysker Srahabowghane, including for of Mc Gawran's country called Leth Carrowelysseroughty; then yt runnith to Carroghbowlii, from thence to Beallne shancryne and so along the river of Swawnenagh and to Beallaneneane. Then Moyddadowffe Layghyn, and then to Dowffe Cowllofloyn, including the è quarter of Sassagh, where they began.

“ Item they finde that the said county is divided into 5 principall barronies, that is to saie-Lyetrim 91} q", whereof inhabitted 41, free 12, waste 38.2. Moyhill 69 q's, whereof inhabitted 24q+s, free nihil, waste 45 qr.-3. Carryckallen 40 + 1 cartron, whereof inhabitted 12 973, free nihil, waste 28 and 1 cartron.—4. Dromaheare 120 q3 cartrons, whereof inhabited 18} qs, free 48 q's, waste 54 q".-5. Rossclogher 39 qrs, whereof inhabited 6 qr free nihil, waste 32}; the whole 360 q."... That Sir Donnogh O'Connor Slygo doth clayme 20 qms of Twobollintogher to be parcell of the county of Slygo, and 5

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