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1 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, &c.—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 Beallaleige at the river of Sheanon to Owen-more near Coystullath (being the broadest place of the county) 16 miles. They find the true mears 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 Mc Knoyse, IBISH ARCH. SOC. If.
and so to Raghra where the river of Sucke going
Clonties of O'Connor Roe, otherwise called Cowrine M'Brenan, 72 q"; whereof belong to the Queen as of the abbey of Boyle, 4 q", as of the abbey of Conge, 4 q", and to the
Bishoprick Bishoprick of Elphine, 2 qTM—also in Cowerine Tuilske, there is a quantity of land called Sleight Phelyme Cleary, 26 q"; whereof belongeth to the Queene in right of the abbey of Tuilsk, 2 q", and to the Bishoprick of Elphin, 4 qTM—also Clanartie, 28 q", whereof belongeth to the Queen in right of the abbey of Tuilsk, 1 qr, in right of the abbey of Knockmoy, 4 qTM, and of Trinity abbey in Loughkee, 1 q'; also there belongeth thereof to the deanery of Elphine, 2-J qTM—also Coverine Hanegan, 43 q"; whereof belongeth to the archbishop of Tweame, 2 qTM; to the Bishoprick of Elphin, 10 qTM, and to the deanery of same, I qr—Tyrevrune-oghtraghe 31 qTM, whereof belongeth to the Queen in right of the abbey of Boyle, 2 q", to the Archbishoprick of Tweame, 2 qTM, to the Bishoprick of Elphin, 1 qr—also Cowerine sleight O'Conor Roe, 10 qTM—Sleight Phelim Ffenn, 6 qTM, Sleight Cahall duffe, i£ qTM; which in the whole within that Barronie cometh to 216 qTM.—In the Barony of Boylle otherwise Moylurge, there is a quantity of land called Ardagh, 68 q", whereof belongeth to the Queen in right of the Abbey of Clonshanville, 2 qTM, to the Bishoprick of Elphin, as is said, 6 qTM, and to Theobald Dillon, 28 q"—also the abbey of Boyle, 27 q", which belongeth to her Majesty in right of the said abbey—also the Trinytie abbey, 6 q", belonging to her Majestie in right of the same—also the abbey of Inshevickrynie, 3 qTM, belong* to her Majestie in right of the said Abbey—also Cowrine Bryan Mc Dyermod, 68 qTM—Claynecahill, 36 q"—Tyrehovill and Kilty Connogher, 32 qTM—also Kilbrenan, 4 qTM, belong* to Her Majestie in right of the Trynitye abbey aforesaid— Ballyneheale, 4 q", belong* to the Bishoprick of Elphine—Cowerine ne tasce, 44 q", whereof 4 qTM belongeth to the Bishoprick of Elphin—also Ifertnawe, 1 qr, belonging to the Queen in right of the Trinitie abbey—also Kilnemannagh, 2 qTM, belong* to the Bishoprick of Elphin—Lisseogivoge, £ qr—Creavollan ■£ qr—which in the whole within that barronie cometh to 296 qTM.—Also in the same Baronie there is a quantity of land called the Rannae, 15 qTM—also there is a quantity of land in the above named
earn, and forwarde to Ahalahanlare, from thence boundinge to Pollnemoynge, where it includeth the said river of Sucke, and then, reteynninge the raeare, extendinge westwarde to the wood of Dowfle Derrj', boundinge forwarde to Lahaghcoggry between the towe woodes of Bocalagh, on the sowthe in the county of Gallway, and ClowfillifFe on the northe, and so extendeth through Lahagh Corboghill, betweene Slyewe I boyn and Twoymacroym, and forwarde through the middeste of a greate bogge called Moanemorc, and so alonge to the streame of ClownI rr on the northe, from thence it runneth through the middest of Iskermore, and forwarde to Leanieneshennagh, and to Cloysassann. Then eontynueth the
ineare to Leantagh Moynter bounding the
next parte of my Lo. Benningham'9 countrey, and so forward to the edge of Clonmorrishe, on the south side of Scarrvenemoe, from thence to the river of Owyn-more on the northe, and so to the edge of Coystellagh, and from thence, through a brooke or streame called Owynbegg, extending forwarde to Aha-lnellanleh, buttinge west and north west to Grallagh-Gurtyne Ruyncoalla, and soe forwarde along the meare runninge betweene Cnockbrack and Leighballuroe, from thence to Ahetwoskert on the northe northe west of the same, and so dyrectly to Lyegane Killtullagh, from thence to the meare called Clcyahagerran and to Mannaghe-Attyffyegher, then holdinge the meare to Cnockanbane, and forwarde to Bunshuckyn, and so along the meare of Lahaghgarraneenyehen, and to Lahagh Leamcenyehe, and Pulliagh, and Lahagh-ne-trye gyery, and from thence to Cley Tomultagh, and still west northwest to Tullagh, from thence to Portnetrynaspoycke, which in English signefieth the meeting place of three bushopps, for that the bounds of the archbushopricke of Tweame, the buishopprick of Elphinn, and the buishopprick of Aghconry doe meete in one, and from Portnetryenayspoyck along the river be
tweene Turlaghganyne and Urrye, and so to
and from thence to the river of Beallament, and so through Kyelmoana, and southward of Clo . .. from
thence through the Coyll, and to the forde of
Killmayne, and from thence as the streame runneth
to Bcallacrannan, and conteynninge the said
on to IUane Enehbrack, from thence to the pace of Ballohfearna, and so through the bogg to the raeare
betweene and Annackallamore, and through
the mayne bogg called Cryeragh-lane, and so to Lyssiane on the easte, and boundinge forward along
to Beallamota, and through the bogg to Cur
raggmore, and from thence through the bogge westward to Rabat ra, and so includinge the loghe of Kahotra to the meare of Slewroe, and from thence to Claysh Cloynogoynan, and so northward to Logh I gara, and comeinge oute of the said logh to the meare that boundeth the fyve townes of the Hum. being parte of the county of Sligo, and holdinge the same meare still runneth to Munhiniewoghter, and so through the bogg to Loghanbuy, from thence to Srowhan-Cley-ne-purtloycke, and so to Ardban, and to Boher Lyssertree, extendinge to Loghabunb willa, and crossing over the river leadeth dyrectlie to Duffehe and Owyn-roe-barnbrislagh, and soe croasinge the mountayne of Corlewe goeth to Lahogh .. and from thence to the streame which devydeth or. boundeth the towne of Ballymullany into two moyties, whereof one parte is included in the said county of Roscommon and the other parte in the county of Slygoe, and so to Srowhane-Kilhiegle&rath, including Killicketreanna, buttinge to BeaUa-Inreaske, alonge one meare to Aylle Cony and to TuUagbbegg, and from thence to Begroony in Duff Carricke on the ... . Ballyneglearath, and then into the midest of Loghayllen, and from thence Into the river of Sheanon, boundeth the county of Leotxym from the county of Roscommon, and so alonge the said river into Loghry, wheare it includeth and Clay
Inch, and from thence falleth into the river of Sheanon agnvne—and see to the said bridge of... .
"Item, they find*' alsoe, that the said county consisteth of fower barronyes and an halfe, viz. Athlone consisteth of 2704 qTM, whereof are inhabited 124,
free by the composition 12, waste 134 J The bar
rony of Rosscommon consisteth of 271 qTM, whereof
inhabited 115, free 8, waste 1484 The lordship of
Roscommon consisteth of 504 qTM, whereof inhabited, save the freedom, nihil, free 28 qTM, waste 27J qTM.— The barony of Ballyntobber consisteth of 486 q",
barronie of Ballentobber, called Karraw Reogh, Carrow Entaloghan, Carrowentobber, Carrow-Beallagh Kylly, and | a qr in Killester, consisting in the whole of 4^ q"; whereof belongeth to the deanery of Elphine ^ qr; all which being drawne into one total, cometh to the aforesaid number of 905 qTM.
"The said lords, chieftains, &c' acknowledging the manifold benefits and easements they finde in possessinge of their lands and goods, since the peaceable government of the said Lord Deputie, and the just dealinges of Sir Richard Binghame Knt. doe grant to the Queens most excellent Majestie, her heirs and successors for ever, one yearlie rent-charge of tenn shillings, good and lawful money of England goinge out of every qr, and for lacke of money the thresurer or generall Receiver to receive kyne to the value of the said rente. And further do covenant to aunswere & beare 30 good hable horsemen, and 30 footmen well armed, with carriage and victualls, to all hostings, roodes and journies within the said province of Connaught and Thomond; and 10 good hable horsemen and 40 footmen well armed, to all general hostings proclaimed in this rcalme.
"The said Lo. Deputie for & in the behalfe of the Queene's Majesty doth covenant, promise, grant and agree that the above named Hugh O'Connor dune, for his better maintenance, and in recompence of such customarie duties, exactions and cuttings as he pretended to have of O'Birne, O'Hanlie, O'Fflynne, and other freeholders of the said barronie of Ballintobber, shall have, by letters patent, to him and his heirs, not only the castle of Ballintobber, and all other castles and landes as belonge to the name and callinge of O'Connor dune, but also such lands and castles as he is now justlie seized of as his inheritance, to run in succession to him and his heirs, by course and order of the laws of England; and also shall have 7 qTM of land free, as a demayne to his said castle of Ballyntobber.
"That Teige oge O'Connor, for his better maintenance of living, and also in recompense of such customarie duties, exaccons and spendings as he pretended to have of O'Flanegan, M" Brenan, and other freeholders of suid barronie of Roscommon, shall have by letters patent to him and his heirs, not only the castle of Bellnemully, and all such other castles and lands as belong to the name and calling of O'Connor roe, and as he is now seised of his inheritance; and also 4 qTM free, as a demayne to said castle of Bealnemully.
"That Bryen Mc Dermod for his better maintinance of living, and also in recompence of such customarie duties, exaccons and spendings as he pretended to have of Mc Dermod roe, and other freeholders in the barronie of Boyle, shall have by letters patents, not only the castles of Carrick Mc Dermod, and all such other castles and lands as belong to the name and calling of Mc Dermod; but also all such as he is now entitled
as his inheritance, to run in succession from him to his heirs, by course and order of the laws of England; and also 4 qTM free, as a demayne to his castle of Carrick M Derraod.
"That Hu. Mc Tirrelagh roe of Clonybirne shall have and take by letters patents, not only all such castles and lands as belong to the name and calling of Tanestship of O'Conor roe, but also all such as he is now seized of as his inheritance; and also 4 qr" free as a demayne to his castle of Clonibirne.
"That Carbrie O'Birne of the Dingine shall have, by letters patents, all such lands as belong to the name of O'Birn, for life, with remainder to Dawghe O'Birne of Dowen.
"That Doualtaghe 0'C> or of Bracklowne shall have 2 quarters free, adjoining his castle of Brakelowne in the baronie of Ballintobber.
"That Connor oge Mc Dermod shall have 2 q" free, as a demayne to his house or towne of Incheaghochar.
"That the house or manor of Roscommon shall have 23 qTM of land free; whereof 4 qTM of Greene O'Molloye's farme to be parcell. And that the house or manor of Boyle shall have 20 qTM free.
"That Sir Tho" le Strange shall have 6 qTM free, as a demayne to his house or towne of Derran in the baronie of Roscommon.
"That John Crofton shall have 6 q" free, as a demayne to his house and castle of Castlebragade, alias Canvoe in the barronie of Boyle.
"That Edward White shall have 4 q" free, as a demayne to his castle or house of Ballenderie, in the barronie of Ballintobber.
"That William Clifford shall have 4 qTM free, as a demayne to his house or town of the calae, in the barronie of Boyle.
"That Theobald Dillon shall have 6 qTM free, viz. Carrowe-Ryogh, 1 qr in the barony of Ballintobber, and 4 qTM in Bally M* Moroghe and Bally-ne Shie in the baronie of Boyle, as a demayne to his castle and mannor of Bynfaddae in the county of Mayo.
"That Mylles Cavanaghe shall have 2 qTM free, as a demayne to his castle of Newtowne in the baronie of Roscommon.
"That Patrick Morgan of Artaghe shall have 4 qTM free, as a demayne to his house or towne of Ballyneaden in the Barronie of Boyle.
"And, for as much as the meaner sorte of the freeholders, viz. of Mc Dermode, O'Conor Roe, and O'Conor Done's countries, shall be greatlie burdened by this composition, if the petty lords and captains next above them be allowed to take such rents and duties, as they pretend to belong to the sayd petty captainshipps; for remedy whereof it is condescended, concluded, and agreed, that the above named O'Berne, O'Hanlie, O'Fflanagan, O'Fflinne, M" Breanan and Mc Dermod Roe, and all