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in his demesne as of fee, of and in the whole fishing of the river
of the Bann above the Salmon Leap, and of and in the whole
ground, earth, and soil of the said river, Did, by his letters på.
tents under the great seal of Ireland, bearing date
give and grant the said fishing, with the said ground, earth,
and soil thereof, unto James Hamilton, assignee of Thomas
Ireland, and to his heirs for ever, as by the said letters patents
appeareth; by force whereof the said James Hamilton was
thereof seized in his demesne as of fee ; and being so seized, did
by his deed under leis hand and seal duly executed, assign and
convey all that the said fishing, with the said ground, soil, and earth
thereof, and all his the said James's estate and interest therein,
unto the right honourable sir Arthur Chichester, knight, lord de-
puty-general of the realm of Ireland, and to his heirs for ever, as
by the said conveyance more at large appeareth; by force where-
of the said sir Arthur Chichester, knight, is now thereof seized
in his demesne as of fee; for further certainty of all which mat-
ters the said jurors do refer themselves to the letters patents
and conveyance above-mentioned. In witness whereof the said
commissioners, and also the said jurors, have to this part of this
inquisition remaining with the said commissioners, put their seals ;
the day and year first above written. ..

ARTHUR CHICHESTER,
HEN. ARMAGH.
GEORGE DERENS, &c.
Thos. RIDGEWAY.
H. WINCH.
Jo. DAVYS.

WILLIAM PARSONS.
Delivered into the Chancery of Ireland, the 6th day of

January, the 7th of James.

· AN Inquisition indented, taken at the city and county of Derry, the 1st day of September, Anno Domini 1609, in the year of the reign of our sovereign Lord James, by the grace of God king of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, &c. viz. of England, France and Ireland the seventh, and of Scotland the three and fortieth, before sir Arthur Chichester, knight, lord deputy-general of the said realm of Ireland; Henry lord archbishop of Armagh, primate of all Ireland ; George lord bishop of Derry; sir Thomas Redgeway, knight, vice-treasurer and treasurer at warrs in the said realm; sir Humphry Winch, knight, chief justice of his highness's chief place in the said realm; sir Oliver St. John, knight, master of his Majesty's ord. nance and munition in the said realm of Ireland ; sir Oliver Lambert, knight, one of his majesty's privy council in the said realm ; sir Garrett Moore, knight, one other of his majesty's privy council in the said realm ; and sir Jno. Davis, knight, his majesty's attorney-general of the said realm; and William Parsons, esq. his majesty's surveyor general of the said realm, commissioners assigned, and lawfully authorized by virtue of his majesty's commission, with certain articles of instruction thereunto annexed under the great seal of Ireland, bearing date the 21st day of July now last past, to them and others directed amongst other things, to distinguish the ecclesiastical lands from the lands belonging to the crown, within the said county of the city of Derry; and further to inquire of divers other things contained in the said commission and articles of instructions there. unto annexed as aforesaid, by the oaths of good and lawful men of the said county, whose names ensue; viz. Anthony Reynolds, Jessey Smith, Richard Griffen, Humphrey Vaile, Richard Birns, William Colesmore, Anthony Matthew, Richard Apleton, Andrew Dykes, Hugh Thompson, Edmond Oag Chegarty, Manus M‘Roarty, Walter Jullan, Donoghy O'Derry, jurors; who being duly sworn upon the holy evangelists, do say and present upon their oaths, that the lord bishop of Derry is seized, and his predecessors time out of mind have been seized in his demesne, as of fee in right of the bishoprick of Derry, of and in one house or castle, with a garden plot thereunto adjoining, situate on the south side of the cathedral church near the long tower in the island of Derry; and that he the said lord bishop of Derry is, and his predecessors have, time out of mind, been possessed of one orchard or park lying on the east side of the great fort in the said island of Derry, paying thereout yearly unto the errenagh Laghlin, ten white groats per annum ; and that the dean of the cathedral church of Derry is seized in his demesne as of fee in right of his deanery, of and in a small plot or parcel of land within the said island; and the said jurors do upon their oaths further present and say, that within the said island there were two herenaghs belonging to the late abbot of Collumkill, the one called Laghlina, within the diocese of Derry, and the other called O'Derry, within the diocese of Rapho; but that neither of the said herenaghs paid any thing either to the bishop of Derry or of Rapho: and further the said jurors do upon their oaths say and present, that all cuttings, fines for bloodshed, and the like, did appertain to the abbott of Columkill, and were collected to his use by one of the herenaghs; and the said jurors do further find and present upon their oaths, that the said herenaghs could not be removed by the bishop or any other person whatsoever: and the said jurors do further find and present upon their oaths, that the said bishop of Derry is seized in right of his bishoprick of Derry, of and in the quarter land called Craggen and Druminwong, and of and in the half quarter of land called Craggen and Druminwony, and of and in the half quarter of land called Carnegloch, all lying and being on the north side of the bog near the said island: and further the said jurors do upon their oaths find and present, that the said dean of Derry is also seized in right of his dearery, of four acres of land, or thereabouts, adjoining to the north side of the said bog, and lying between the said lord bishop's lands and the lands of sir George Paulett : and further the said jurors do. upon their oaths say and present, that the said dean of Derry is also seized in his demesne as of fee in his right of his said deanery of Derry, of and in the two quarters of land called Ballyowan, lying on the fouhen side, within the county of the city of Londonderry aforesaid, and of and in the two other quarters of land near adjoining; the one called Templequarter and Clonkey, and the other called Coolerunnogh, which the said jurors find to have been in the possession of the two former deans of Derry. And whereas the said lands are now in the possession of William M•Heggart, who was the last dean of Derry by the pope's authority, the said jurors do find upon their oaths that the said lands do not belong to him the said William as his inheritance, but that he continues the possession which he had formerly got, ten in right of the said deanery: and further the said jurors do upon their oaths say, that the lord archbishop of Armagh, and his predecessors, in right of the said archbishoprick of Armagh, have, time out of mind, received and levied yearly out of the four balliboes of land of Clonie, and out of the fishings thereunto belonging, two marks per annum; and that the said lands and fishings were until fifty years since, or thereabouts, enjoyed by the sept of Neill Dorkloney, as inheritors or dowsagors of the said lands; but the said jurors do further present and say upon their oaths, that for the space of fifty years now last past, the said lands and fishings have been and yet are in the possession of the lord bishop of Derry for the tine being, but by what right or title the said jurors do not know; moreover, the said jurors do upon their oaths say and present, that the abbey or monastery of Columkill is situated in the said island of Derry, and that the parcels or quarters of land ensuing were parcels of the possessions of the said abbey; viz. one quarter of land called Corneshalgah, one other quarter of land called Gransholgilagh, now in the occupation of Walter Tallon; and one quarter of land called Lerusk, now in the occupation of captain John Vaughan ; and one quarter of land called Ballynegardie, now in the possession of captain Henry Hart; and the half-quarters of Clonemore, now in the possession of Gillchrist O'Hegarty; and also one half-quarter of land called the Grange of Dirgebroe, in the foughan side, now in the possession of Patrick Read; and also one quarter of the land called - Termonbacco, in the possession of sir Thomas Phillips; and also one half-quarter of land called Ballygam, in the occupation of George Norman; and also half-a-quarter of land called Ardnanshill, in the occupation of sir Ralf Bingly, knight, being parcel of the quarter-land of Cargan; and also one other quarter of land called Altoderry, parcel of the said Cargan; and also one quarter of land called Creevah, in the occupation of Dennis O'Derry; and also one other quarter of land called Ballywerry, in the occupation of Jno. Hetton; and also one other quarter called Mullenan, in the occupation of Jno. Woods; and also in half-a-quarter called Killeagh, in the occupation of Francis White : and that all and singular the said quarters and parcels of land lately came to his majesty's crown by the said act of dissolution

of inonasteries. And further the said jurors do upon their oaths present and find, that on the north side of the said bog, near the island of Derry, are the ruins of the priorie or religious house of Begging Friars of St. Francis, late dissolved, with a churchyard containing three acres or thereabouts, to the said priorie or religious house appertaining and adjoining; and that the said priorie and church-yard, with the said three acres of land, came lately to the crown by the said statute of dissolution of monasteries. And further the said jurors do upon their oaths say and present, that there was a nunnery on the south side of the said city in the island of Derry, with a small garden or plot of ground, called Garnegallegah, and a quarter of land called Ballygalliegh, to the said nunnery belonging; and that the halfquarter of land called Rossnegalliah, lying on fouhanside, is parcel of the possessions of the said nunnery; and that the said nunnery, with the said garden and lands, came lately to the crown by the said act or statute of dissolution of monasteries. And further the said jurors do find and present upon their oaths, that in the said county : of the city of Derry are the two several parishes, viz, the parish of Derry, wherein the said bishop of Derry is parson in right of his said bishoprick of Derry, and the dean of Derry is vicar in right of the deanery; and that all the tithes are paid in kind except the tithes of cows and calves, for which there is paid eightpence for a cow and calf; and that the one third part of the tithes here was always paid to the said lord bishop of Derry as parson, and one other third part to the said dean as vicar, and the other third part to the herenagh, out of which third he paid unto the bishop of Derry a yearly pension, and could not be put out of the said part of the said tithes for so long as he paid the said pension, but what the said pension was the said jurors know not; but now the lord bishop of Derry taketh up his own third part, and the herenagh's third part also. And that the charge of repairing and maintaining the parish church, was borne by the said parson, vicar and herenagh equally, and also the parish of Glendermont, whereof the said dean of Derry is, both parson and vicar in right of his deanery, who receiveth the tythes of the said parish, one third part of the tythes of Annaghony excepted, viz. eightpence for a cow and calf, and the rest in the specie as before ; and that the said dean is to keep here a curate, to whom and here belongeth a small garden-plot of glebe.. And the said jurors do further say and present upon their oaths, that the Annagh, wherein is a chappell of ease, is within the said parish of Glendermont, and not a parish of itself, but the third part of the tythes of Annagh belonged to the bishoprick of Derry. And further the said jurors do upon their oaths say and present, that sir Jno. O'Dogherty, knight, was about ten years since, seized of the several parcels of land ensuing, viz. the half-quarter of Mashmellon, the half quarter of Costgueyne, the half-quarter of Bonymaine, the quarter of Elaghmore, and the castle standing thereon, the quarter of Donervie, the quarter of Cregg, the quarter of Ballyarnett, the quarter of Ballymagortie, and the halfquarter of Lulliarden, with the fishing of Culmore, by virtue of letters patents thereof made unto him, and that the said sir John Dogherty being so seized, did then enter into actual rebellion against the late queen Elizabeth, contrary to the conditions and provisoes contained in the said letters patents, and that by reason thereof, the said letters patents became void ; and the said castle lands and fishings thereupon came and were invested in real and actual possession of the crown. And further the said jurors do upon their oaths say and present, that sir Cahir Dogherty, knight, was about the nineteenth day of April, anno dom. one thousand six hundred and eight, seized of the said castle lands and fishings, with the appurtenances, the said quarter of Ballyarnett, the half quarter of Laghardin on which the castle of Cul. more is built, together with three hundred acres of land to the said castle allotted and appertaining, only excepted by virtue of letters patents thereof made to the said sir Cahir O'Dogherty and to the heirs males of his body, and that the said Sir Cahir O'Dogherty being so seized, did in and upon the twentieth day of April, in the year of our lord 1608, enter into open and actual rebellion against his majesty, contrary to the conditions and provisions contained in his letters patents made unto him as afore. said ; and that by reason thereof the said letters patents became and are void, and the lands and fishings therein contained were and yet are invested in the real and actual possession of the crown, for the further certainty of all which matters the said jurors refer theniselves to the said several letters patents : and further the said jurors do upon their oaths say and present, that the said sir Cahir O'Dogherty was at the time of the said entering into rebellion, seized in his demesne as of fee, of and in the quarter of land called Ballyarnett, with the appurtenances, by conveyance from captain William Sidney, and that by force thereof the said quarter of land called Ballyarnett is now in the actual and real possession of his majesty: and further the said jurors do upon their oaths find and present, that the ancient and known mears of the country of Inishowen, alias O'Dogherty's country, to the south and south-west, are and have been time out of mind as followeth, viz. from the port or branch of Loughswilly, on the west and south-west part of Birt, through the middle of a bog which extendeth to Loghlappan, and so through the midst of the lough, and so along the midst of a small river falling into Loughlappan from a well or spring upon Mullaghknockemona, and from the top of that mountain the mear extendeth through a small bog which runneth along the top of the hill of Ardnomohill, and so to the top of the hill of Knockenagh, upon the east part of which hill ariseth the stream of Alt Ballymac Rowertie, which runneth a mear between Ballymac Rowertie Enishowen, and part of the lands of Derry and Garrowgart, to the cawsy under Elagh, and so down through the bog to Loughswilly, and from the aforesaid cawsy the mear of Enishowen aforesaid, is through the midst of the bog to Loughfoyle: and further the said jurors do upon their oaths find and present, that the ground and

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