Drinan to Daunt. Registered 4th October 1800 at 2 after 2...
No. 347778 To the Register appointed [by] an act of Parliament for [the] Registering of Deeds, Conveyances and soforth
Memorial of an Indented Deed of assignment dated the fifth day of July 1800 and made between James Drinan, late of Doonavanig in the County of Cork, farmer, but now of the City of Cork, of the one part, and William Daunt of the City of Cork, Gentleman, of the other part, Reciting that the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Shannon did, by Indenture of Lease bearing date the twenty-first day of October 1794, demise, Release and set unto James Drinan and David Drinan, and to their Heirs ans assigns, all those the North East division of the lands of Doonavanig, [...] as therein mentioned, containing ninety-seven acres, one Rood and twenty-five perches, English statute measure, Situate in the Barony of Kinnalea and County of Cork aforesaid To hold the said thereby Demised[?] Premises unto the said James Drinan and David Drinan, and to their Heirs and assign, for a during the lives and life of David Drinan, one of the lessees, Thomas Drinan, his Son, and John Drinan, his Brother, and the Survivors and Survivor of them, at and under the yearly Rent of [..] pounds [...] Shillings Sterling, for each and every acre Contained therein, payable half yearly, and further Reciting that the said David Drinan is [...] dead[?] and the E[...] and Interest in said Premises are come to and and are now vested in the said James Drinan, did Grant, bargain, Release, Sell, assign, transfer and make over unto the said William Daunt, in his actual possession, all those the herein before recited North East part of the Lands of Doonavanig containing 97 acres, one rood, and 25 perches, and situate in the Barony of Kinalea and County of Cork, and all his Estate[?], Right, Title Interest [...] for lives [...] to [....] under and in Virtue of the therein Recited Indenture of Lease, To hold the said thereby Granted, Released & assigned premises and the Rents, Issues and Profits thereof from thenceforth, for and during the normal[?] [...] and life of the persons therein named Subject nevertheless to the yearly Rent, Re[..]ations, Covenants and agreement and agreements in the original Indenture of Lease [..], Contract said Deed of Assignment the said parties put their names and affixed their Seals Witnesses to said Deed of assignment & this Memorial are Charles [Strachan] of the City of Cork, Writing Clerk, and George James Drinan of the City of Cork, Grocer
James Drinan his name and mark (Seal)
being present at Signing and Sealing the above Memorial George Drinan Charles Strachan The above named Charles Strachan maketh Oath that he was present and saw the said James Drinan and William Daunt Sign Seal and Execute the Deed of assignment, of which the above is a Memorial [...] Charles Strachan Sworn before meat the City of Cork, the fifteenth day of September 1800 by Virtue of a Commission forth of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland to me directed for taking affidavits, and I know the Deponent John Dennis .
Transcribed, with punctuation supplied and abbreviations spelled out, by Frank Thompson, 30 September 2000.
1 Doonavanig is in Tracton civil parish, on the coast, just to the south of Ringabella.
2 William Daunt was himself a lessee of the Doonavanig property. The landlord was the Earl of Shannon.
3 The principal landholders at Doonavanig at the time of Griffith's Valuation in 1850 were:
- Charles O'Shea, with 238 acres.
- John Leahy, with 80 acres.
- John Corrigan, with 79 acres. (The Corrigans, Protestants and Catholics, were related both to the Daunts and the Drinans.)
- Maurice Drinan, senior, with 47 acres and a larger, neighboring farm in Ringabella townland.
- John Jeffers (Jeffords), with 23 acres.
- Denis Kidney, with 24 acres.
4 All these landholders were close relatives of the Drinans. A Drinan had also recently married a Daunt.
5 John Dennis, the official who witnesses the deed, was probably of the Dennis family that produced Lord Tracton, a title that had recently died out.
6 Note that the words 'senior' and 'junior' meant only 'elder' and 'younger' at this time. They did not imply that the one was the father and the other the son. Thus, a grandfather, uncle or older cousin can have been the 'senior'.