Transcript of Patent LXXVII – 27, 2 James I – 26 November, 1603

Commission for an Inquisition as to the meares and bounds of the territory of Tirconnell, and the lands anciently belonging to the lord thereof, and to distinguish the same from the lands of O’Doghertie, O’Connor Sligoe, and the other chieftains of those parts — 24 Oct. 1st. The inquisition is dated at Donegall 26 Nov. 1603, and directed to Tageus or Teige oge O’Boyle of Boyloh, gent. Donogh Mc Swyne of Banagh, gent. Eguehan O’Donell of Eddermore, gent. Farroll Mc Tirlogh oge of Cargoe, gent. Mulcaffe O’Gallogher of Rosse, Donell O Gallogher of Donegall, gent. Brian Mc Tirleogh O’Gallogher of Lackan, gent. Loy O’Clere of Doran, cronocler, Phelim MC Collen of the same, gent. Toole McDonell of Tomeacollin, Gillebreed O’Clere of Kilbaron, Owen roe Mc Award of Kilbaron, cronicler, Tirleogh Carrogh O’Gallogher of Donegall, Owen oge Mc Brian of Lackan, Toole Mc Capher of Lackan, Donogh Ultogh of Balmukan or Ballinickan, Gilleglas Mc Collin of Dorone, Francis O’Crehan of Donagall, Cale more Mc Gilchir of Bannagh, Nich. Ledwitch of Donagall, Cormock O’Gemles of Clancolamekilly, Tirleogh Carragh Mc Garoill of Boylough, Corb Manus Mc Gonell of Cale beg (Killybeg), priest, Owen Mc Connell of the same, and Rowland Mc Connell of the same:—who find on oath that near the territory called O’Donell’s Countrey, are the ruins of a monastery or priory of canons named the priory of Loughdarge, otherwise St Patrick’s Purgatory, long since deserted and dissolved, being situate in an island in Loughdarge, about 15 miles from Donagall town:-—that the prior of the said monastery was seised, as of fee, in right of the priory, of the site, &c. of said house, in which are an old church, and some walls of other buildings, now in ruins, with small pieces of land round them, containing 1 1/22, and of the whole island, containing about 10a, and of lands adjacent to the house and island called Termon-magrath otherwise T. magraff, and Termon-ne-monghan, containing by estimation 4 qr great measure; and extending in length from a moor and a stream called Eabberoe, on the W. near the confines of Tyre Eoadha near O’Donell’s country, to the stream called Gleasie Termon Imonghan, and thence to Carragh-roe, on the E. and in breadth from Corunlurge, in Fermanagh, on the S. to a mountain called Barnesmore, near O’Donell’s country, on the N. being bounded by the limits and bounds of a river or stream commonly called Avaleitt-reagh towards Lemore, and the stream called Eabber-Roe, and thence towards the Yellow stream otherwise Owenboye, and thence to the stream of Nunakareogh, and as far as the stream of Leacareaghan, and as the stream called Srughan flow to a tenement in the tenure of Cornelius Fiond, and thence as the stream of Lyathanagh flows to the Red river otherwise Dearge, towards the river Avanalagganboye, and towards the ford of Greanaghderge, as far as the moor and stream called Seskeand-Tulchaland, and thence as the river or water falls into a lake, called Seithfine, and to the stream commonly called Avana-Tearmon, towards the river or stream of Tullagh-large, and in the circuit of the mountain called Tullagh-large, towards the bounds of the land commonly called Currenlurge, situate near the moor called Monean-Termond, and thence returning to the stream called Avan-Tearmond, and thence to the great lake called Logh-Erne, round which lace the said river of Avan-Tearmond, and the rivulet called Ava-leittragh fall into Lough-Erne:— that all the lands of Termonmagrath and Termon-Imonghan, are situate in the confines of Donegall, Tyrone and Fermanagh cos:-—that by virtue of certain statutes passed in Ireland, the priory, island, and all the lands aforesaid, belong to the King of right:--and that the priory is worth 1s Ir. yearly, and each of the said 4 qrs of Termonmagrath, and Termon-lmongan is worth 2s Ir.

[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 47-48]

Meares and bounds of the territory of Tirconnell

~ 26 November, 1603 ~