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Plantation of County Cavan

"There were three different categories of grantees, English and lowland Scottish undertakers (civilian groups, so called because of the conditions they undertook to fulfill), servitors (military officers and government officials who had been employed in Ireland), and Irish from the confiscated counties who were restored to some of the land. The servitors, who were, allowed to have Irish tenantry, were placed in the same baronies as the Irish grantees, it being considered that their military experience could be of value in such a juxtaposition
[From Hunter, R.J. ibid]

Esates Map

  • 1612-1613 Survey of Undertakers Planted in Cavan, His. Mss. Comm. Rep. (Hastings Mss) v.4, 1947, p. 159-82
  • O'Hart, J., Irish Pedigrees, vol. 2, Dublin, 1892
    • Precinct of Castle Rahen
      • Servitors
        • Sir John Elliott, Knight.
        • John Ridgeway, Esq.
        • Sir William Taaffe, Knight.
        • Roger Garth, Gent.
        • Sir Edmund Fettiplace, Knight.
      • Natives
        • Walter Thomas, and Patrick Bradie, Gents.
        • Cahir McShane O'Reily, of Cornegall, Gent.
        • Barnaby Reily, of Nacorraghes, Gent.
        • Shane McHugh O'Reily, of Ballaghana, Gent.
        • Thomas McJames Bane (O'Reily), of Kilmore, Gent.
        • Philip McBrien McHugh O'Reily, Gent.
        • Owen McShane O'Reily, Gent.
        • Bryan O'Coggye O'Reily
        • Mulmorie McOwen O'Reily
        • Hugh Roe McShane O'Reily
        • Philip and Shane O'Reily, brothers
        • Shane McPhilip O'Reily, Gent.
        • Shane Bane O'Moeltully ), Gent.
        • Edward Nugent, Gent.
        • Owen McMulmorie O'Reily, Gent.
        • Hugh McGlasney (O'Reily), Gent.
        • Shane McPhilip O'Reily
    • Precinct Of Clanchy
      • Scottish Undertakers
        • Esme Stuart, Lord Aubigny (son of Esme Stewart, the first Duke of Lennox)
        • William Bailie, Esq.
        • John Raleston, Esq.
        • William Downbarr.
    • Precinct of Clonmahone
      • Servitors
        • Sir Oliver Lambert, Knight
        • Joseph Johnes, Gent.
        • John Russon, Gent.
        • Anthony Atkinson, Gent.
      • Natives
        • Mulmorie McHugh Connalagh O'Rely, Gent.
        • Gerald Fleming, Esq.
        • Hugh McBrien O'Reyly, Gent.
        • Edward Nugent, Gent.
        • Christopher Nugent, Gent.
        • Edward Nugent, Gent.
        • Philip McTirlagh Bradie, Gent.
        • Richard Fitzsimons
    • Precinct Of Loughtee
      • English Undertakers
        • Sir Richard Waldron, Knight
        • John Fishe, Esq.
        • Sir Stephen Butler, Knight
        • Sir Nicholas Lusher, Knight
        • Sir Hugh Wyrrall, Knight
        • John Tailor, Gent.
    • Precinct of Tullaghgarvy
      • Servitors
        • Sir Thomas Ashe, Knight; and John Ashe, Gent.
        • Archibald and Brent Moore (brothers), Gents.
        • Captain Richard Tirrell, Esq.
      • Natives
        • Mulmorie Oge O'Reylie, Gent.
        • Mulmorie McPhilip O'Reilie, Esq.
        • Hugh O'Reylie, Esq.
        • Terence Braddy, Gent.
        • Morish McTully, Gent.
        • Thomas Braddy, Gent.
        • Connor McShane Roe O'Bradie, Gent.
        • Henry Betagh, Gent.
    • Precinct Of Tullochonco
      • Scottish Undertakers
        • Sir Alexander Hamilton, of Endervicke, in Scotland, Knight
        • Sir Claude Hamilton (his son), Knight.
        • Alexander Achmootie.
        • John Achmootie (brother of said Alexander)
        • John Browne, of Gorgeemill, Gent.
    • Precinct of Tullyhaw
      • Servitors
        • Sir George and Sir Richard Greame , Knights.
        • Hugh Coolme and Walter Talbott, Esq.
        • Nicholas Pynnar, Esq.
        • Bryan McPhilip O'Reyly and Edward Rutlidge, Gents.
        • Thomas Johnes, Gent.
      • Natives
        • John and Connor O'Reilly, Gent.
        • Cahir McOwen (O'Reilly), Gent
        • Cahell McOwen O'Reilly, Gent.
        • Donell McOwen (O'Reilly), Gent.
        • Owen O'Sheredan , Gent.
        • Cahill McBrien O'Reilly, Gent.
        • Mulmore McHugh McFarrall O'Reyly, Gent.
        • Cormacke McGawran
        • Donough Magauran, Gent.
        • Hugh McManus Oge Magauran, Gent
        • Breene Oge McGauran, Gent.
        • Mulmorie McTirlagh O'Reily, Gent.
        • Felim, Brian, and Cahir, sons of Hugh O'Reyly, late of Ballaghaneo
        • Tirlagh McHugh McBryan Bane O'Reylie
        • Bryan McKernan, Gent.
        • Donnell McFarrall Oge McKernan, Gent.
        • Callo (or Calvagh) O'Gowne (or O'Gowan), Gent.
        • Shane McCabe, Gent.
        • Wony McThomas McKernan
        • Donill Backagh McShane O'Reyly, Gent.
        • Bryan McShane O'Reyly, Gent.
  • Hunter, R.J. "The English Undertakers in the Plantation of Ulster, 1610-41" Breifne Vol. 4 No. 16 1973-75, p. 471-500.
    • Landowners in the Barony of Loughtee. Acreages are in statute measure. The accompanying figures, given for the undertakers, indicate the size of forfeited lands as granted.
      Undertakers
      John Taylor 6,842 1,500
      John Fishe 8,868 2,000
      Sir Hugh Wirrall 6,606 1,500
      Stephen Butler 13,5521 2,0022
      Richard Waldron 7,093 2,000
      Sir Nicholas Lusher 6,619 2,000
      William Lusher 5,754 1,500
       
      Native Irish
      Walter, Thomas and Patrick Brady 2,265  
      Hugh McGlasney [O'Reilly] 371  
      Mulmory oge O'Reilly 893  
      Tirlagh McDonnell O'Reilly of Killagh 5,834  
      Mulmory McHugh Connelagh O'Reilly 782  
      Shane Bane O'Moeltully 222  
       
      British Grantees who were not undertakers
      Hugh Culme 1,215  
      Roger Downeton 1,195  
      William Binde 292  
      Sir Thomas Rotherham 141  
      Sir Thomas Ashe 9  
       
      Old English
      Sir Claud Hamilton 673  
      Richard Nugent, Baron Delvin 299  
      James Dillon, Earl of Roscommon 4,150  
      Edward Nugent 499  
       
      School and Town Lands
      School Lands 917  
      Town of Cavan 683  
       
      Ecclesiastical
      Bishopric of Kilmore 14,116  
      Glebe 1,959  
       
      Unidentified Ownership
        1,585  
    1. Includes 1,320 acres in modern Tullaghgarvy barony.
    2. 284 acres granted to establish the town of Belturbet should be added.
    3. A small portion of a Scottish undertaker's estate in Tullyhunco barony, which crosses the modern barony boundary.

 

  • Origin of Scottish settlers
    • Clankee barony - Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Stirlingshire
    • Tullyhunco barony - Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Midlothian