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by Jim
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: O'Hallorans of Cloverhill & Ballycunneen
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O'Hallorans of Cloverhill & Ballycunneen

While researching the family of Lt Col Thomas McMahon of Clonina (Clooneenagh)& Newcourt, Bray, who died in 1818, I came across the following: Died in Jamaica, Lieut John Theophilus O'Halloran of the 101st Regiment, eldest son of M O'Halloram of Clover Hill, Co Clare, and nephew to the Rt Hon Colone...
by Jim
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Colonel Thomas McMahon of Clonina
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Colonel Thomas McMahon of Clonina

I finally tracked down the elusive Colonel. Death: In Clonmel, Colonel M'Mahon of Clonina, County Clare, and Newcourt, Co Wicklow, late of the 27th, and Barrack Master of that Town. (Saunder's Newsletter 18 Aug 1818). The reason that it took so long to find was that I searched for McMahon & MacMahon...
by Jim
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Dysart/Desart House, Kilrush
Replies: 1
Views: 8012

Dysart/Desart House, Kilrush

Does anyone have any info on Dysart/Desart House in the Kilrush area?. James Macmahon (sic) of Dysart House held a £50 freehold at Kilclohane & Rhineroe in Kilmurry Ibrickane in 1821. The lease was dated 11 Jan 1813. In 1814 Desart, Kilrush, was listed in Leets Directory as the residence of James Mc...
by Jim
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Colonel Thomas McMahon of Clonina
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Re: Colonel Thomas McMahon of Clonina

Thanks for those very helpful suggestions Sharon. That 1819 reference to Newcourt, Bray, certainly refers to these McMahons. Cloona? is almost certainly Clonina. I haven't found any connection to Cahircalla for them. I must look into the possibility that Colonel McMahon served in the Irish Brigade o...
by Jim
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Colonel Thomas McMahon of Clonina
Replies: 3
Views: 3582

Colonel Thomas McMahon of Clonina

Col Thomas McMahon is listed several times in the 1821 freeholders List in relation to lands at Kiltumper etc. Ennis Chronicle Wednesday 28 Oct 1818: died last Monday morning at Cahircalla, the seat of David Arthur England Esq, Thomas M'Mahon Esq of the 82nd Regt, eldest son of the late Colonel McMa...
by Jim
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

Re: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

Further research indicates that these McMahons were descended from the McMahons who had held Knockalough Castle near Kilmihil. I have traced this family from about the mid 1500s to the late 1800s. If anyone is interested in this topic I would be glad to share this information.
by Jim
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

Re: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says that Donat Henchy O'Brien was the second son of Michael O'Brien of Ennistymon. Amazon has a biographical note re his books which says that his mother was a Miss Henchy, sister of Counsellor Fitzgibbon Henchy, a Dublin lawyer with Clare roots who was o...
by Jim
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

Re: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

Donat Henchy O'Brien was an officer in the Royal Navy during & after the Napoleonic Wars. He was captured & imprisoned in France & later escaped. He was promoted Captain in 1821 & later became an Admiral. He wrote a book 'Adventures during the late War' which reads like something out of a Patrick O'...
by Jim
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

Re: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

Thanks for that Paddy, it is exactly the type of info which I was looking for. I am at somewhat of a disadvantage by being abroad as I don't have access to my copy of Weir's book or copies of the Other Clare etc. It is interesting that the Burtons seem not to have lived in Carrigaholt Castle until l...
by Jim
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

Re: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

Had a look at the 1787 Grand Jury Map which doesn't show any other building in the immediate vicinity of Carrigaholt Castle. However the 1842 OS Map shows a house named as Carrickaholt Cottage south west of and close to the castle. It is the only building that matches the description "adjoyning the ...
by Jim
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

Re: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

Yes Paddy, Carrigaholt Castle is the obvious one but I have found no record of an 18th c house adjoining the castle but of course that doesn't mean that there wasn't one. It also struck me that there might have been another old castle, now demolished, in one of the named townlands. I must pay a visi...
by Jim
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish
Replies: 10
Views: 10988

McMahon house & castle in Moyarta parish

I have been researching the McMahon family who were large landowners in Moyarta Barony in the 17th & 18th centuries.They seem to have been one of the senior branches of this the McMahon clan. Mortagh McMahon was at Cloneenagh/Clonina & Ballynagun in Kilmacduane parish in the mid to late 1600s & the ...
by Jim
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Healys transported to Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 12139

Healys transported to Australia

My friend Tony Healy in Oz has asked me for help in tracing his ancestors who came from the Ballinagun area near Cree. Nicholas Healy c1788-06/01/1861 was sentenced to death at the Clare Summer Assizes in Ennis in July 1818. He was convicted of robbery & burglary. The sentence was later commuted to ...
by Jim
Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: Fr James Finucane PP Kilmurry Ibrickane 1788-1809
Replies: 0
Views: 8336

Fr James Finucane PP Kilmurry Ibrickane 1788-1809

Fr James Finucane was PP of Kilmurry Ibrickane from about 1788 until he died in 1809. He lived in Caherush eat of Quilty & built a large house south of Quilty known as Tromoroe House in which he never lived & which he advertised to let in 1803. It was built on land which he leased in perpetuity from...
by Jim
Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Clare Past
Topic: MCNAMARA'S OF FORTVILLE, LISPUCKANE, KILMALEY
Replies: 12
Views: 21487

Re: MCNAMARA'S OF FORTVILLE, LISPUCKANE, KILMALEY

Hi Bob Michael Lynch c1830-1914 of Fairy Hill, Kilmaley was my maternal greatgrandfather. He married Anne McNamara, daughter of the late James McNamara of Fortville, Kilmaley on 21st Oct 1854. The marriage took place in Kilmaley Church. James McNamara was a witness. The marriage was reported in the ...