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Lower Clandeboye and Carrickfergus

County Antrim

1540-1615


March 3, 1543
King's letter addressed to the Lord Deputy and Council, in which the King disapproves of the view of the revenue and charges transmitted to him as imperfect, and requires another more full and accurate and amongst others, orders, inquires what is the value of the lands of Claneboye, and whether it would be expedient to grant them to Neill Connelaghe, nephew of the Earl of Tyrone, agreeably to the petition of the said Neill; and instructs the Lord Deputy to assure Neyle that, doing his duty as be hath done, the King would extend his grace and favour in such sort towards him as should be both to his honor and profit; specifies the wages of George Carey, and that he should have two horsemen able to serve, and ready at the commandment of the Deputy.
[Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth (Dublin, 1861), Vol. I, p. 99]

May 8, 1552
Book by Sir Thomas Cusake, Lord Chancellor, sent to the Duke of Northumberland. Present state of Ireland.

"In Claneboy is one Moriertaghe Dulenaghe, one of the Neills, who hath the name as Captain of Claneboy, but he is not able to maintain the same; he hath eight tall gentlemen to his sons and all they cannot make past 24 horsemen. There is another sept in that country of Felim Bacagh's sons, tall men, which taketh part with Hugh M'Neill Oge, till now of late. The same Hugh was preyed by Marshal Bagenall, who has made preys upon other of those confines for the same. The said Hugh went to Colla M'Donnell (Connell) who landed with 140 bows."
[Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1509-1573 (London, 1860), Vol. I, p. 126]

May 20, 1567
Pardon to Conatius M'Neyle Oighe, of Clanboye, in Ulster, gent.
[The Eleventh Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1879): Appendix to Eleventh Report, p. 161, no. 1160]

May 4, 1570
Commission to William Piers, esq., seneschal of Clannyboy, sir Brian m’Phelim, knt., the mayor of Carickfergus for the time being, captain Thomas Cheston, gent., Robert Munckoman provost marshal, and Thomas Stephenson, burgess of Carikfergus; to survey and make enquiry into the countries or territories of Arde, as well this side Blackstafe as the other side, Copelande islands the Dufferin, Clandeboy, Kilultoghe, the Glynes with the RaughIines, Momerie, and Carie, the Rowte M'William (M'Quillan), and all lands between lough Coine and longh Eaghe, and the water of Strangforde and the Banne, that are not shire ground, or are doubtful to what shire they belong; to limit and nominate them a shire or county ; to divide them into countries, barony or hundreds, or to join them to any existing shire or barony and to certify their proceedings to the lord deputy with all convenient speed.To certify their proceedings before the 1st August.
[The Eleventh Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1879): Appendix to Eleventh Report, p. 231, no. 1530]

July 6, 1571
Letter by Sir Brian M'Felim to the Queen, to confirm to him and his heirs as her gift, the lands of old belonging to his ancestors Lords of Claneboy, on both sides of the Ban. Services. Dated at Belfast.
[Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1509-1573 (London, 1860), Vol. I, p. 451]

March 27, 1572
Letter by Bernardus O'Nele filius Phelimei Claudi, i. e., Sir Brian M'Felim, to the Queen. Report that she has granted the greater part of his inheritance to Sir Thomas Smith. Claneboy has been in possession of Sir Brian's ancestors for more than fourteen generations. He desires he may have the government of it still. Latin. Written at Carrickfergus.
[Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1509-1573 (London, 1860), Vol. I, p. 469]

March 27, 1572
Letter by Sir Brian O'Neill M'Phelim Bacho, i. e., Sir Brian M'Felim, to the Privy Council. "There have bene certaine bookes spred in print that it hath pleased the Queue's Highnes to geve unto Sir Thomas Smith, Knight, and Thomas Smith his sonne, some parte of the contrie the which hath bene posessed by myne auncestours above fourtene discents as their inheritaunce, namely, Clandeboye”. Prays that he may have the grant of the lands of his inheritance, in consideration of his long and painful service always since his childhood. Written at Knockfergus.
[Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1509-1573 (London, 1860), Vol. I, p. 469]

May 17, 1572
Pardon to Brian or Breyn m'Phelym, of Clandeboy in Ulster, knt., provided that within six months he appear before Commissioners and give security to keep the peace and answer at sessions when called upon in Ulster. Fine 400 good fat cows.
[The Twentieth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1888): Appendix to Twentieth Report, p. 73, no. 2106]

December 10, 1572
Pardon to Brian m'Phelym alias Bernard son of Phelym, of Clandeboy in Ulster, knt.
[The Twentieth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1888): Appendix to Twentieth Report, p. 82, no. 2180]

November 2, 1573
Instructions given by Essex to Edward Waterhous to inform the Privy Council. State of the North when Essex arrived. Causes of Sir B. M'Felim's revolt. Confederacy in Ulster between Turlough Lynagh, Maguire, and the Scots under Sorley Boy and M'Gillaspick, O'Cahan, M'Quillin. O'Donnell's fair show and message. The Baron of Dungannon to be advanced as Tyrone. A corporate town to be erected near Belfast. The fortification for the circuit, and a store house for victuals to be made at the Queen's charges, all other buildings at the cost of Essex and the planters; and for the doing thereof Robert Lythe, the engineer, or some other skilful in fortification should be sent, who shall also build a bridge upon the Lagan without Her Majesty's charge. Bridges. To request that Sorley Boy may enjoy by grant from Her Majesty a portion of the Glynns claimed by him by inheritance from the Missetts (Bissetts). To make Sorley Boy a denizen and assign him a service in lieu of rent as captain of Her Majesty's kerne, which he, being a mercenary man and a soldier, will easily consent unto. To desire that Hugh M'Felim, brother to Sir Brian M'Felim, and who challenges the country of Claneboy upon the north side of the Bay of Knockfergus, and Con M'Neill Oge who was Lord of Claneboy, on the south side of the bay, may be released cut of Dublin Castle and put into his hands. Essex to have two of the Council of Ireland continually resident with him in Ulster.
[Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1509-1573 (London, 1860), Vol. I, p. 526]

March 8, 1576-7
Grant to Tho. Sackforde, esq.; of the office of seneschal of the country of Claneboy in co. Antrim. To hold during pleasure. With power to assemble all the inhabitants, for defence of the country, suppression of rebels, and punishment of malefactors. Also to punish by martial law, except those who have £10 in goods or 40s. in freehold; to treat with traitors; and do all other things that any other seneschal may. Dated 8 March, xix. (1576-7).
[The Thirteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1881): Appendix to Thirteenth Report, p. 23, no. 2979]

November 4, 1577
Lease (under commission, 6 Aug., xvii.) to Arthur Starkye, gent.; of a house with a parcel of land occupied by him in Carickfergus, co. Antrim, bounded on the east by the castle, south by land of John Ansop, west by land of Wm. Piers, gent., and north by the town wall, parcel of the queen's ancient inheritance. To hold for 21 years. Rent 6s. 3d. Provision as in 2970. Fine 6s.
[The Thirteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1881): Appendix to Thirteenth Report, p. 52, no. 3135]

September 4, 1583
Grant to Shane m'Brian O Neill, gent., son and heir of sir Brian m'Phelim; of the office of captain of the country of Nether Clandeboy, in the province of Ulster, from the river of the Lagan northward as far as Clandeboy extends. To hold during good behaviour as fully as his father or his uncle Hugh m'Phelim held that office. With power to assemble the inhabitants and command them for the defence of the country and the punishment of malefactors: to invade and punish by all ways all such rebels, papist priests, Rome runners, and their followers, as are known to be rebels and malefactors, and all who support them; to send any offenders to prison certifying the cause of their apprehension within three days to the seneschal or other chief commissioner of the country. He shall procure the people under his government to use English dress, language, and government. He shall not charge coyne, livery, codies, coshers,' or such like. He may do all other lawful things that his father and uncle did under any patent. The castle of Bealefast, and the island of Magy, excepted from his rule.
[The Thirteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1881): Appendix to Thirteenth Report, p. 213, no. 4201]

May 16, 1586
Pardon to Donell gorme M'Connell, Alexander M'Connell, and Randall M'Ynesse, gentlemen, in co. Antrym. Dated 16 May, xxviii. [The Fifteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1883): Appendix to Fifteenth Report, p. 151, no. 4855]

January 20, 1586-7
Pardon to Shane m'Brian, of Belfaste, co. Antrim, Con Neale, his brother, Dwalto M'Gie, Owen m'Quine M'Hugh, Brian oge m'Brian ballogh, Owen M'Gye, Owen boy M'Gye, Fellome modder M'Gye, Manus M'TowIe, Fellom duffe m'Art oge, Owen modder MAnullo, James duffe M'Anullo, and Ferdoragh O Dornell, of the same place. Provided that they shall appear and submit before the justices at assizes in that county at the next sessions, and be sufficiently bound with sureties to keep the peace and answer at sessions, when summoned, the just demands of all subjects. The pardon not to include intrusion into crown lands or debts to the crown. (Murder also excluded by the usual clause excepting treason against the queens person and coining). Dated 20 Jan., xxix.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884): Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 21, no. 4960]

July 9, 1591
Pardon to Shane m'Brien O Neile, Neale m'Brien Neile, Neale m’Hugh m'Mortagh O Neile, Owen m'Quyn m'Hugh O Neill, Brien oge m'Brien ballogh O Neill, Owin m'Donell O Neill, Con m’Brien ballogh Neill, Ivar m'James og M'Ynully, Phelym duffe m'Art oge M'Ynully, Manus m'Toole M'Ynully, Owin m'en abbe M'Ynully, Rory m'Art M'Ynully, Ferdorogh m'Donell M'Gye, Toole M'Can, Edm. M'Can, Owin moddery M'Ynully, Phelim duff Neill m'Hugh, Phelim duff m'Neill m'Hugh Neill, Neill O Neill m'Phelym duffe, Henry groome M'Ynully, Hugh ballagh Mullhallon, Phelim m'Rory O Neill, Con m'Brian O Neill, and Toole roe M'Ynully; co. Antrim. Dated 9 July, xxxiii.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884): Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 165, no. 5573]

February 14, 1591-2
Lease (under commission, 16 Feb., xxx.) to Moyses Hill, of Carickefergus, gent., sheriff of Antrim; of the castle of Olderfleete now ruinous, with the lands belonging, being 3 quarters of land, containing by estimation 180 English acres, bounded by the sea from the castle on the north west to the river Mulghe, and from thence bounded by the said river to the bog next the church of Dumales, and from the bog to the sea side, wherewith the said land is likewise bounded on the south, east, and west sides; the lands belonging to and adjoining the church of friars called Cloghdunmales adjoining the said lands of Olderfieete on the north and bounded on the other side by the town land of Learne, with the tithes of Olderfleete, Blackecaue, and Grillamhill, appertaining to the said church; all in co. Antrim, long concealed and waste. To hold for 21 years. Pent 26s. 8d. Lessee shall not alien without license under the great seal. In consideration of having civil and dutiful subjects inhabiting those remote parts of Ulster, and of Hill's charges in rebuilding part of the castle, and in finding an inquisition for the premises.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884): Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 201, no. 5706]

February 16, 1591-2
Pardon to Neal oge m'Hugh M'Phelym, Donell and Shane m'Hugh M'Phelym, Murtagh Mahallon m’Hugh Mahallon, Arte groome Mahallon, Hugh oge Mahallon, Hugh M' Mahallon, Art M'Mahallon, Owin m'Gill m'Rory Owen, James Mahallon m'Hugh, Donell m'Cormack Mahallon, Manus dologh Mahallon m'Cormake, Mortagh Mahallon m'Cormake, Patr. moder Mahallone, Owin oge M'Mahallon, Colloe Mahallon, Colloe m'Brien boy Mahallon, Donell m'James Mahallon, Manus M'Gillconell, Edm. M’Manus M'Gillconell, Edm. m'Donell M'Gilconell, Donell m'Nell boy M'Gillconell, Glasky M'Gillconell, James O Haghen, Gilleduff O Haghen, Hugh groom Mahallon m'Frior, Cormake Mahallon m'Prior, Donogh O Mollan, Tirlagh O Mallane, Henry boy M'Onoloe, Cormake moder Mahallon, and Brien O Birn. Security in co. Antrym, as in 4043. Debts to the crown and intrusions on possessions of the crown excepted. Dated 16 February, xxxiv.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884): Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 202, no. 5709]

July 4, 1597
Commission to Sir John Chichester, knt., governor of Carrickfergus and of the countries of both the Clandeboys; to execute martial law in the said town and countries, with power to search out, after the order of martial law, all disorders committed in the county, and on finding any persons to be felons, rebels, enemies, or notorious evil-doers, to punish them by death or otherwise. This power not to extend against any having 40s. a-year freehold, or £10 in chattels, or any of honest name, unless taken in the act or duly convicted. With power also to treat with rebels and enemies, and for that purpose to grant safe conducts, and to conclude good orders with them under the instructions of the lord deputy. Dated 4 July, xxxix.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1885): Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 65, no. 6127]

September 16, 1597
Pardon to Shane m'Bryan O Neale, Neile m'Hugh O Neale, [Shane m'] Hugh m'Pheliin, Neale m'Hugh m'Morrierty, Owen m'Donnell m'Hugh boye, Brian oge m'Brian balle, Con m'Brian balle, Brian ballagh m'Toole O Quoyne, Henry m'Owen M'Quoyne, [Toole] m’Owen m'Hugh m'Phelim, Donnell m'Owen O Neale, Phelim duffe m'Art oge, Manus M'Ennolle, Owen m'Arte M'Ennolle, Hugh ballagh O Mulcallen, Owen M'Ennabe, Edm. O Neale, Wm. [Sa]vage, Donnel grome Mulcallen, Teige O Mulcallen, Mortagh m'Hugh O Mulcallon, Neale m'Cormock O Neale, Cormock oge m'Cormock O Neale, Gelle grome O Mulcallon, Teige O Melcrewe, Jenkyn m'[Rich]ard, Phelim duffe m'Shane m'Bryan, Edm. m'Donnell M'Gellegromell, Edm. m'Manus M'Gillegromell, Toole M'Can, Donnell grome m'Cormock oge, Donnell m'Neale boye M'Gilleconnell, James [m']Hugh M'Callan, Colly modderry m'Hugh O Mulcallan, Ferdorough m'Gye M'Rose, James m'Rowry duffe Huighan, (blank) m'Rory duff Haighie, Owen m'Hugh Mulcallon, Toole roe M'[Enn]olle, Paul M’Lernan, Bryan O Carr, Evar roe Mallan, Gillegrome O Dornan, Gilleduffe Dornan, Edm. cogg Mulcallon, Donnough m'Evar O Mallon, Rowry moddery O Mellon, Edm. m'Gye M'Allexander, John M'Richard, Rob. M'Gye, Neale M'Gyl, Rowry m'James oge M'Ennolle, Rory O Maddegan, Toole O Mellan, Hugh oge O Mulcallon, Donnell m'Cormock O Mulcallon, Bryan grome O Mulcallon, Cormock moddery Milcallon, Colle m'Shane boy m'Bryan Cure, Mortagh M'Ennolle, Jenkin boy Dornan, Henry Dornan, Owen M'Ennolle, Owen m'Gilleduff M'Ennolle, Bryan m'Toole O Neale, Nich O Kellen, Owen M'Evaie, Mortagh M'Edornan, Wm. O Sheale, Gillei M'Ennolle, Phelim duff m'Edm. M'Ennolle, Patr. moddery O Howen, Shane oge O Mulcallon, Fyninge O Sheale, Delten O Sheale, Bryan O Mellan, Rowry m'Art M'Ennolle, and Evar M'Ennolle; co. Antrim. This pardon shall not include any but the servants, followers, and dependents of Shane m'Brian Neale or Neale m'Hugh Neale dwelling in their countries. Provisions as in 6008. Provided also that this patent shall not extend to pardon any intrusion upon possessions of the crown, nor to remit any debt, fine of alienation, or arrears due to the crown; nor to pardon any matter of which he stands charged in the court of Castle Chamber in Dublin. Excluding also from pardon any murder; and excepting any persons in prison or under bail to appear. Dated 16 Sept. xxxix.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1885): Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 69, no. 6145]

May 15, 1598
Commission to the mayor of Carrickfergus, Charles Egerton, esq., captain George Rawe, John Dallaway, and Moses Hill; to execute martial law in the countries of both Clandeboye, and Rowte,and the town of Carrickfergus, with power to search out, after the order of martial law, all disorders committed in the county, and on finding any persons to be felons, rebels, enemies, or notorious evil-doers, to punish them by death or otherwise. This power not to extend against any having 40s. a-year freehold, or £10 in chattels, or any of honest name, unless taken in the act or duly convicted. With power also to treat with rebels and enemies, and for that purpose to grant safe conducts, and to conclude good orders with them under the instructions of the lord deputy. Dated 15 May, xl.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1885): Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 88, no. 6228]

May 22, 1598
Grant to Sir Ralph Lane, knt.; of the custody of the castle of Belfaste; and for the better maintenance of it, certain lands adjoining, called the Falle and Moyellon, with the toaughe of land called the Cynnamente which stretches along by the water side between Belfaste and Carickfergus, and the wardenship of the woods, mines, and minerals of both Clandeboyes, Kilulto, Kilwarlen, and Killeleyrto, and of the loughs and islands in the same. He is to have all the profits of the premises and the fishing of the river Laggan. He is also empowered to take from the woodmen of those parts, such bonnaghts as they have answered to the earl of Tyrone or the Scots, if he can win the good will of the captains of those countries. Dated 22 May, xl. Dated 6 June, xl.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1885): Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 92, no. 6235]

April 8, 1600
Commission to Sir Arthur Chichester, knt.; to be colonel and governor of the forces at Karickfergus, and in the countries of both the Clandeboyes, the Duffraine, Kilultagh, Killwaminge, the little Ardes, the Route, and the Glinnes, in the province of Ulster. With power to pursue with fire and sword such Scots as are there landed or shall land, and other traitors and rebels and their aiders, to punish by martial or common law at his discretion; to treat with rebels or Scots, and grant safe conducts; and to exercise the office in as ample manner as Capt. Francis Stafford or other governor or seneschal there. Fee, 10s. sterling a day.—8 April, xlii.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1885): Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 120, no. 6385]

November, 22, 1602
General Pardon of Neale M'Hugh M'Morthoe, of the Fivagh (Toome), in the county of Antrim; Donell Oge O'Neile, Brian Modere O'Neile, Phellemy O'Neile, Donell M'Owine, Rourie Oge O'Neile, Teige M'Canna, Ownhie O'Connor, and Ownhy O'Connell. Dublin.
[Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland from the 18th to the 45th of Queen Elizabeth (Dublin, 1862), Vol. II, p. 634]

Note: Niall McHugh McMuircheartach O’Neill of Feevagh (d. 1618) was the son of Aed ‘Buie’ McMuircheartach O’Neill and grandson of Muircheartach Duileanach O’Neill (d. c.1556).

August 20, 1603
General Pardon to Dionysius, otherwise Dennis Mollan, gent. John Moore O’Mollan, Gilleduffe O’Mollan, Art buy O’Mullan, Edw. Groome O’Mullan, Aghey O’Mullan, Brian Duffe O’Mullan, James Crome O’Mullan, Fardorogh O’Mullan, Daniel O’Mullan, Donnell O’Cahan, Derby O’Cahan, Derby O’Mullan, Brian O’Hartane, Connor O’Mullan, Manus O’Mullan, Awer Kaigh Owen O’Mullan and Gilleduffe McBrian O’Mullan in Colraine co., in Ulster. Gent.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 36, no. xcvi]

October 14, 1603
General Pardon to Cormock O’Neyle McCon roe of Kiultagh in Antrim co., gent. Neile O’Neile McEdmond of the same. Neile O’Neale McToole of the same, gent. Shane O’Neil McToole of the same, gent. Con oge O’Neale of the same, gent. Shane O’Neile McArte of the same, gent. Henry McRowry of the same, gent. Shane oge McRowry of the same, gent. Rowry Ballagh McRowry of the same, gent. Tirlagh McRowry of the same, gent. Rory oge O’Neale of the same, gent. Gilladuffe McKeane of the same, gent. Neile McCan of the same, gent. Patrick McCan of the same, gent. Hugh O’Mullchalline McKnochore of the same, gent. John O’Loster of Knockfergus in the county of the town of Knockfergus, yeoman, Patrick Woodes of the same, yeoman, Rich. Oge O’Conlan of the same, yeoman, Walter Lynne of the same, yeoman, Shan McSydy of Knockfergus, yeoman, and Will. Eustace of Belfast in Antrim co. Gent.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 28, no. xx]

October 14, 1603
General Pardon to Brian McShane oge O’Neale of Antrim co., gent. Art O’Neale, gent. Cormocke O’Neale, gent. Mortagh O’Neyle, gent. Toole Modery O’Neale, gent. Hugh Ballagh O’Mulchalum, Cormock oge O’Mulchan, gent. Collowe Modery O’Mulchaline, gent., and Henry McOwen McQuyne, gent., in Antrim co. 14 October 1st.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 35, no. lxxxix]

December 21, 1603
General Pardon to Colloe McDonnell McSaverly of Antrim co., gent. Brian boy O’Kanne of the same, Gillasbugg McPhide, Donnogh O’Kanne, Dwaltagh McGey, Richard McRobert McQuillim, Owen McConnell, Donnell O’Neale, Brian O’Neale, Tirlagh O’Neale, Hugh O’Neale, Murtagh O’Neale, Toole McDonnell O’Neale, Phelim McGey, Brien Modder O’Neale, Brien Ballagh O’Neale, Owen McLemertagh, Donell McDonnell, Cormock McToole O’Neale, Couley Modder O’Neale, Henry Duffe O’Murrie, Henry O’Murrie, Gilleduffe O’Murrie, Owen McDorae, Owen O’Coshuishan, Shane O’Coshuishan, Neale McGline, Owen O’Connor, Tirlagh O’Coshushan, Kahir O’Connor, Dorbie O’Canne, James O’Shell, Will. Eustace, David Barrie, Pat. O’Muldoone, Pat. McGuire, Margaret Carrell, Katherin Die, Anne Mullane, Brey O’Kelly, Neale O’Kellie, Pat. O’Kelly, Will. O’Kellie, Donnagh O’Kelly, Hugh O’Kelly, Gilleduffe O’Kelly, John McGeyann, Nich. McGiann, Pierse McGeiann, Walter Holdman, Henry McGey, James O’Mulcrine, Owen O’Mulcrine, Cormock O’Mulcrine, Gillegrome O’Mulcrine, Toole O’Mulcrine, Gilleduffe O’Mulcrine, Donnell McSowne, Brian O’Mulcrine, Pat. O’Mulcrine, Owen McGilleduffe O’Mulcrine, Turlagh O’Mulcrine, Mortagh O’Mulcrine, Henry O’Duffe, Arte O’Shedine, Murtagh McEdward McGilmer, Cormack McGilmer, Gillegrome McGilmer, Jenckin McGilmer, Toole McGilmer, Jenckin McBrien McGilmer, Gilleduffe McGilmer, Owen McGilmer, Connor O’Kernan, Donnogh O’Kernan, Gilledufe McCasshy, James McDornan, Gilleduffe O’Dornan, Hugh O’Gilmer, Patrick O’Gilmer, Hugh Mergagh O’Neale, Shane O’Rowarke, Pat. McCashy, Ullicke O’Rowarke, Pat. O’Mulcrine, Robert McGey, Cormack McBriene McGilmer, Pierce roe McGilmer, John Sandall, Edw. McGramaid, Nicholas McJohn McGehan, Fily McMagey, Edw. McGey and Brian Avonad, in Antrim co., gent.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 25, no. xii]

January 3, 1603/4
Inquisition indented taken at the Castle of Knockfergus, otherwise Carrickfergus, in the county aforesaid (Antrim), on the third day of January, in the first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James, by the before of God King of England, France, and Ireland, and thirty seventh of Scotland, before Arthur Chichester, Knight, Governor of Knockfergus; Fulke Conway, Knight: Roger Langford, Esquire: and Moses Hill, Esquire; by virtue ol the commission of the same lord King, directed to them and annexed to this inquisition. By oath of Brian Boy Macawley of Glanarme, Richard Mac Jenkin MacQuillin of Ballylough, Donald Balagh MacGill of the Park, Donald Oge Mac Duffy of Clanclaie [Glencloy], Teige Ognive of Glynns, Owyn Oge MacNathie of Carre [Carey], Alexander Mac Randall boy of Root. Owen MacDerragh of Layde, Owen O'Neile of the Glynns, Ffardorough MacRosse Magie of Portmucke, Brian O'Gnive of Ballycarry, and Owen Magie of Braden Island, good and loyal men of the county aforesaid. Concerning certain royal lands in Rathlin Island.
Ulster Journal of Archaeology (Belfast, 1907), Vol. XII, January 1906, No. 1, p. 168]

July 12, 1605
Inquisition taken at Antrim before William Parsons, Esq., surveyor general of Ireland, John Dallway, Esq., Robert Barnewell, Esq., and Laurence Masterson, gent.; by virtue of a commission under the great seal of Ireland. Juriors: John Lugg, of Portmuck, Brian Ognive, of Larne, Hugh Magee of Ballindowne, Richard M’Jinkin, of Ballinlogh, Art ballagh O’Hary, of Loughtoman, John or Shane oge O’Hary, of Kells, Phelim duff O’Hary, of same, Edmund O’Duffin, of same, Neale O’Duffin, of same, Donat or Donogh McGloster, of Glanarme, Donel ballagh McGille, of the Park, Alexander M’Randoll boy, of same, Art O’Haly, of Billy, Richard M’Robert Carry, of Cross, and Cormac O’Mallon, of Killelagh, gentlemen.
[The Twenty-sixth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1894): Appendix to Twenty-sixth Report, p. 43]

June 20, 1606
General Pardon to Rorie oge McQuilline, gent. Rorie M’Mulcrey, gent. Phelim oge McPhelim Carraghill, husbandman, Rich. McQulline, gent. Ever McQullin gent. Reveline Duffe McCada McQuilline, husbandman, Edw. Boy McCada McQuilline, yeoman, Gillglasse McGary, husbandman, Knoghor McCarey, husbandman, Rorie O’Madegan, yeoman, Shane McBrian O’Neale of Edenduffecarrick, esq., Owen oge O’Neale, gent. Neile McBrian, gent. Hugh oge O’Neile, gent. Gallowgh O’Lagan, yeoman, and Tool O’Neile, all of Antrim co. Anth. Samson, husbandman, Robert Bland, husbandman, Lionel Ingram, husbandman, Tho. Langden, husbandman, Will. Beast, husbandman, Rich. Nevell, husbandman, all of Knockfergus. Henry Walshe of Antrim co.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 92, No. xlviii]

July 6, 1606
General Pardon to Moses Hill of Hillesborough in Antrim Co. Esq., Hugh Clotworthey of Masserine in the same county, Esq, Hugh McDonell O’Neil of Dunmore in Antrim Co., gent., John O’Sheall of Rallon in Antrim Co., gent., James O’Haghan of the Fall in the same co., gent., Ardell Moynagh of the same, yeoman, Connoghor O’Keynan of Magherimorne in the same co., yeoman, Owen oge O’Neile of the Fall in Antrim Co., gent., Phelim Moynagh of the same, yeoman, 6th July 4th.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 96]

August 6, 1606
General Pardon to Owyne O’Liddye of Kelles in Antrim co., yeoman.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 96, No. cxxvii]

January 18, 1607
General Pardon to Cahal O’Hara, esq. John oge O’Hara, gent. John Grome O’Hara, gent. Owen O’Donegan, One O’Lyddie, Neale O’Grongane, Murtagh O’Grongane, Donell O’Rellakan, Rorie O’Rellakan, Keane O’Hara, Eugene Duff O’Donatus Duff O’Mylee, Connor O’Mylee, Donogh O’Macketrye, Rowrie O’Farrane, Teige O’Meallane. Collow O’Meallane, Brian O’Meallane, Hugh Duffe O’Closse, John O’Relligan, Connor O’Donegan, Patrick boy O’Mylee, Donell O’Grougan, Eugene Duff McKnogher, Cahall McBrian O’Hara, Eugene Crone McGyngen, Donagh O’Meallane, Donell O’Boyle, Hugh O’Buyle, Neale O’Duffin, Rich. O’Duffin, Donell O’Hara, James O’Convey, Lewartagh McVagh, Manus oge McVagh, Brian O’Carra, Nice O’Carra, Rawrie O’Hara, John McKadgie, Rowrie O’Quynne, Cormack McMelaughlin, Dionysius McGuiggin, Donell McGuiggan, Brian McHenry McGilpatricke, Eugane oge O’Dycane, Donogh O’Hamyll, Hen. O’Hamyll, Rich. McRobert O’Hara, all of the Keart in Antrim co. Yeomen, Collo Modder McHugh O’Mohallan, gent. Arthur O’Mohallan, gent. Eugene O’Mohallan, gent. Brian Grome O’Mohallan, Manus Dowalty O’Mohallan, all of Killallagh in Antrim co. yeomen. Donell McCormocke O’Mohallon, Murtagh McCormack O’Mohallen, Murtagh McShane Duff O’Mohallon, Collo Nasrakey O’Mohallen, Henry buy McAnulley, all yeomen, Brian Modder O’Neale, gent. Cormack McFardoragh O’Neale, gent. John McHugh O’Neale, gent. Gilliduffie O’Duffie, yeoman, Thomas O’Kelly, yeoman, all of Kilmachevet in Antrim co.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 110, No. xxxiv]

Note: The Cinament of Kilmakevet (Kilmachevet) covers the southern part of the parish of Killead, east of Lough Neagh.

February 23, 1607
General Pardon to Phelim McAnolly of Antrim co. Charles Poynes of Inisholaghna, in Antrim co.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 119, No. xxvi]

June 18, 1607
General Pardon to Ever McShane McOwyne O’Neale, Donnell McNeale boy McMoyllen, Nice Owra McGilpatrick, Bernagh McMoylan, Shane McBrian O’Neale of Edenduffe-Carricke in Antrim co. Gent. Neale McHugh McMortagh of the Fynagh in said co. Gent. Shane oge O’Neile of Edenduffe-Carricke, gent. Hugh oge O’Neale of the same, gent. Neale McBrian O’Neale of the same, gent. Donell McVagh of the same, yeoman, Art oge McAnally of the same, yeoman, Gillegrome O’Leghrie of Moyaver in said co. Yeoman, Patrick O’Kennane of the Finnagh in said co. Shane O’Morrane of the same, Owyn Karn O’Kennan of the same, Murtagh Snapp of Belfast, yeoman. Shane oge O’Neale McBrien Lynagh of the same, gent. Margaret Roche otherwise Dowley, Ed. McBrien, gent. Christ. Taylor, Teige O’Brien otherwise Ensigne Brien, gent. William Duffe O’Whologhane, Rich. Shearman of Knockfergus, yeoman, Phelim Duffe McConnell and Rorie O’Madegan. June 18, 5th.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 110, No. xxxv]

July 6, 1609
General Pardon to Toole O’Neale of Antrim co., gent.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 148, No. cxi]

July 11, 1609
General Pardon to Edmond Brien of Clandeboy in Antrim co.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 148, No. cxiv]

March 16, 1615
General Session was held at the Castle of Carrickfergus on the 16th of March, 12 James I (.1615), before Gerard Lother, Esq., one of the Judges of the Common Pleas, and John Beare, Esq., Sergeant-at-Law, under a Commission dated the 15th February in the same year, and an Inquisition taken before the following Grand Jurors :—

John Plunkett, James Russell, William Boyde, Robert Hamell, Hugh Magee, Saunders Edmonston, James Blare, John M'Colloe, Andrew Holme, Gillduff M'Cawley, Patrick Woods, Rorie O'Morrey, Archibald Boyde, Neil m'brian O'Neile and William Stevenson.

Who say that Murtagh O'Hamyll, of Stenement, yeoman, on the 2nd January, 1614, at Whiteabby, stole 3 cows worth 20s. each, the property of Michael Newby, gentleman. Guilty. To be executed.

That Ever McBrehon, of the Roote, yeoman, on the 20th Octr., 1614, at Stradballythomas, stole a bridle [unum frenium] worth 5s., the property of Edward Steward. Guilty. To be executed.

That Brian O'Gribben, of Edendufcarricke, yeoman, on the 27th Nov., 1614, there committed an assault upon Elise ny Lagan, the widow of William Toole, a faithful subject, and with "a cudgill'' worth one halfpenny which he had in his right hand he struck her in the front of the head, giving her a mortal wound of 4 inches in length and one inch deep, of which she languished until the last day of the same month, when she died. Guilty. Says he is a Clerk. He is therefore, as is shewn in a former case, branded in the left hand and delivered to the Ordinary.

That Donald O'Mulchallen, of Killelaghe, yeoman, on the 1st April, 1614, at Bellfaste, stole "one nedge of Iron" worth 2s., a mantle (unum pallium anglicanum) worth 6s., and "a chizell" worth 8d., the property of James Hutton, of Bellfaste. Guilty. To be executed.

That Laghlin McEdmund O'Carr, of Ballenure, yeoman, on the 12th January, 1614, at "le Parke," stole "a sacke" worth 4s., "a bridle'' worth 2s. 6d., and "a pillyn " worth 2s., the property of Brian Mcdudarragh Magill, of the Parke. Acquitted.

That Richy Bell, of Carrickfergus, yeoman, on the 4th February, 1614, at Stradballythomas, stole a black horse worth £3, the property of a person unknown. Guilty. To be executed.

That Firlagh McCan and Conchor McGraudy, of Enishelaghlyn, yeomen, on the 24th Deer., 1614, at Enselaghlin, between the hour of 11 and 12 at night, entered the mansion house of William Helton (or Belton), a true and faithful subject, with the intent of committing a burglary. Guilty. To be executed.

That Donald Magee, of Edendufcarick, yeoman, on the 7th February, 1614, at Masserine, stole a goose worth (blank) pence belonging to a person unknown. Guilty. That he be taken back to prison and his fetters taken off of him, and that he be then brought to the town of Masserine, and there whipt around the market and the folds thereof (circa forum et pliteas ejusdem).

That Cormuck mcFardorogh O'Neale, of Killmakevet, yeoman, on the 10th August, 1614, at Downsecas, stole 2 mares, one being of a grey colour and the other of a black colour, worth 50s. each, and two colts, one grey and the other brown, worth 20s. each, the property of Shane McCan. Acquitted.

That Shane roe O'Heale, of Glynarm, yeoman, on the 10 th Deer., 1611, at Redbaie, stole a chestnut horse, a brown horse, and a grey horse, worth 40s. each, the property of Owen mcRobart. Acquitted.

That Cormuck O'Neale, of the Fues, yeoman, on the 10th Decr., 1614, at Cloghardury, stole a cow worth 20s., the property of Master Cambell, of the same place; And that Gilbert mcLawry, of Aghneberaghe, yeoman, relieved him, and bought the cow from him.

That Jenken McQuyllin, of Moybluske, yeoman, on the 11th Decr., 1614, at Ungalle, stole a black cow worth 20s., belonging to Edward Steward. Guilty. Says he is a Clerk, whereupon Robert Openshawe, the Bishop's minister of that place, claims him, and being burnt in the left hand, he is delivered to the Ordinary.

That Hugh oge and Cahir O'Mullan, of Megerilehan, yeomen, on the 10th April, 1614, at Conyre, stole a kettle worth los., and "foure yeards of clothe" worth 40s., the property of Brian O'Cahan, of Conyr; and that Neale mcGillecholem, of Megerylehan, yeoman, aided him. No finding.

That Denis alias Donat Timpany and Owen O'Carr, of IIandmagie, yeomen, on the 24th Decr., 1614, at Whitheade, stole 4 oxen and 4 cows worth 20s. each, the property of Thomas Bashford, of Carrickfergus: and that he was relieved, &c., by Donald O'Carr, of the Cave, yeoman, on the 27th of December following. No finding.

That Rory Carragh O'Lawry, of Lissnegarvagh, yeoman, on the 10th July, 1614, between 11 and 12 at night, entered the mansion house of John Yeatts to commit burglary. Acquitted.

That James O'Hamyll, of Tullenscros, yeoman, on the last day of Septr., 1614, at Ballechackiner, stole a brown and a yellow cow worth 20s. each, belonging to Thomas Gralson, and was abetted by Donat oge O'Hamnell. No finding.

That Murtagh and Donogh O'Mulchallen, of Ballevickechone, Co. Tyrone, yeomen, on the ist of April, 16 14, at Conure, Co. Antrym, stole 3 cows worth 20s. each, the property of Thomas Meltunus, and were relieved, &c., by Hugh O'Mulchallen, of Edenduftecarick, yeoman, on the 4th of April following.

That [blank] O'Mollan, of Edendutfecarick, yeoman, on the 27th [blank], 1614, at Largie, stole 2 [blank] worth 20s. each, the property of Tibott Mc[blank] McQuyllyn, and was abetted by James [blank] Neefan, of Gregrebban, yeoman, and Neale mcGillehy [blank], at Mogheriligan. No finding.
[Young, Robert M.: Historical Notices of Old Belfast and its Vicinity (Belfast, 1896), p. 30-32]





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