|Books of Survey and Distribution|
Patrick Kissane contributes this information about the Books of Distribution and Survey and a transcription of the Survey for the civil parish of Killaha, presented in the table below. The area covered is what would be described today as Glenflesk, It is located some 14K east of Killarney town.
Read about The Books of Survey and Distribution.
The O' Donoghue clan split into two branches namely the O' Donoghue Mor and the O' Donoghue of the Glen. It was this latter branch, the O' Donoghue of the Glen, that inhabited and controlled the Glenflesk area. Their strong point was Killaha castle which is now in ruins. However they also built Killaha House which still stands and is occupied. An O' Donoghue Mor is at present recognized by the Irish Government as chieftain of the clan. The land of the O' Donoghues of the Glen was confiscated in 1586 following the Rebellion of 1584 and the Insurrection of 1641. However they continued a semi-autonomous existence for many years afterwards in the remote fastnesses of Glenflesk.. Even today many of the people who live in Glenflesk are named O' Donoghue. The clan chieftain mentioned in the Survey, Geoffrey O' Donoghue, was also a recognized poet. He is celebrated as one of the Four Poets of Co. Kerry. A monument to the Four Poets stands near the court-house in Killarney.
The Theo Jones mentioned was Theophilus Jones. He was the son of the Bishop of Killaloe. He became a member of Cromwell's Parliament and subsequently replaced his brother Michael Jones as Governor of Dublin. Michael Jones had held Dublin for the Parliamentarians during the Insurrection. He was instrumental in bringing about the Restoration of Charles II and was duly rewarded for it.
The Phineas Bury mentioned was granted 588 acres in Kerry 1669.The line became extinct in 1875 following the death of the last Earl of Charleville.
The Symon Finch mentioned was Lieutenant Colonel Symon Finch, a Cromwellian officer.
The Earl of Cork mentioned was Roger Boyle.
The Hollow Blades mentioned was The Hollow Sword Blade Company, a joint-stock company founded in London in1691 to manufacture hollow-ground rapiers. It purchased land in Ireland as an investment.
The records are shown in six columns. Measurements are by acres, roods and perches. Some names have changed since the book was written. Where able to confirm a name or location, it is listed in brackets after the 17th century name. However some of the names mentioned are no longer in use and have no present-day equivalents.
|Owner 1641||Land Description||Land Unprofitable
|Jeoffrey Donoghy als (alias) O||Killaha (Killaha)||338:2:0||338:2:0||Phineas Bury|
|Dohnogh of ye Glinn (Geoffrey O'|
|Donoghue of The Glenn)|
|The Same||In ye Same||85:0:0||24:3:10||Phineas Bury|
|The Same||Lonoboy (Shronaboy?)||180:0:0||29:0:15||Robert Mercer|
|The Same||In ye Same||110:0:0||496:1:15||Sr Theophilus Jones|
|The Same||In ye Same||613:0:0||613:0:0||Do.|
|The Same||In ye Same||235:1:34|
|The Same||Drumduffe||95:2:04||95:2:04||Robert Mercer|
|The Same||In ye Same||40:0:0||40:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Bauleochraghery 3 gn (gneeves)||52:1:08||52:1:08||Earle of Corke|
|The Same||In ye Same||60:1:20||60:1:20||Ditto|
|The Same||Tullogh (Tullogh) 3 gn (gneeves)||61:3:28||61:3:28||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||160:0:0||160:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Dromdirallagh (Dromdiralough)||217:0:16||26:1:24||Ditto|
|The Same||190:2:32||Theophilus Jones|
|The Same||Cappagh (Cappagh)||45:0:0||45:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||148:1:0||148:1:0||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||55:0:0||55:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same Jeoffrey afores. (aforesaid)||Rusheenbegg (Rusheen Beg)||145:2:20||145:2:20||Sr Theophilus Jones|
|The Same||In ye Same||55:0:0||55:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Inchyanglanna (Inch)||375:0:0||375:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||170:0:0||100:0:0 plus 5 gn (gneeves)|
|The Same||Gortilicky (Gortalicka)||358"2:0||144:0:0||Symon Finch|
|The Same||In ye Same||470:0:0||798:0:0||Sr Theophilus Jones|
|The Same||Gortilly (Gortilly mountain)||330:1:20||103:3:21||Henry Feltham|
|The Same||In ye Same||310:0:2||636:1:33||Sr Theophilus Jones|
|The Same||In ye Same|
|The Same||In ye Same||395:0:0||395:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Derrybanan (Derrbanane)||990:2:0||990:2:0||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||205:0:0||205:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Croghane (Crohane mountain)|
|Mungane (Mangerton mountain?)|
|The Same||Conin & Cullin||1556:0:0||20:00:00||Symon Finch|
|The Same||In ye Same||240:3:01||1774:3:31||Sr Theo Jones|
|The Same||Cleaghdagh Riegh (Clydaghroe?)||4570:3:03||5:00||Willaim Sheldon|
|4558:0:0||Sr Theo Jones|
|The Same||Clenanghmore||3045:0:0||3045:0:0||Ditto.. Hollow Blades|
|The Same||Drumkearabane (Drumcarbin?)||310:0:0||310:0:0||Sr Theo Jones|
|The Same||In ye Same||490:0:0||490:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same Jeoffry afor. (aforesaid)||A. Redd. Bogg ( A "red bog" is a||48:1:20|
|bog from which peat can be extracted)|
|The Same||Annaghmore 9 gneeves (Annaghmore)||1165||1165||Theophilus Jones|
|The Same||In ye Same||70:0:0||70:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Rusheenmore (Rusheen More)||575:0:0||575:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||350:2:10||350:2:10||Ditto|
|The Same||Islandmore (Islandmore)||63:0:0||63:0:0||Ditto|
|als. (alias) ye great Island|
|The Same||Killeene (Killeen)||310:0:0||310:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||175:1:20||175:1:20||Ditto|
|The Same||Cloghan (Cloghane)||260:1:36||260:1:36||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||30:0:0||30:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Gilkagh||182:3:20||182:3:00 (sic)||Ditto|
|The Same||Artegalvan (Ardteegalvan)||187:2:32||187:2:32||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||135:0:0||135:0:0||Ditto|
|The Same||Knockanemrish (Knockanimrish)||120:3:32||120:3:32||Ditto|
|The Same||In ye Same||53:0:0||53:0:0||Ditto|
This page created February 2, 2013 for County Kerry, Ireland, at roosweb.ancestry.com and Ireland Genealogy Project.