Inquisition on Walter Copinger, 1694.

  


Inquisition indented taken at The King's Old Castle near Cork, in the county of Cork, on the 15th August, A.D. 1694 and in the 6th year of the reign of our Lord King and Lady Queen, William and Mary, now of England, &c., before Richard Sankey, Esqre Escheator of the province of Munster, Richard Cox, knight, one of the Justices of the said Lord King and Lady Queen in the Court of Common Pleas of the kingdom of Ireland, Francis Cuffe and Edward May, Esquires, by virtue of a commission of the said King and Queen under the Great Seal of Ireland from their High Court of Chancery of Ireland aforesaid directed to them and to Edward Corker and Charles Deering, Esquires, St. John Brodricke, knight, John Meade, knight, Mathew Deane, knight, and James Waller, Esquire, or any 3 or more of them of whom the afoesaid Escheator or his deputy and the aforesaid Richard Cox, knight, Francis Cuffe, Edward Corker, Charles Deering, Edward May, or one of them (always to be two) bearing date the 27th day of June in the sixth year of the reign of the said King and Queen for inquisition in respect of divers things and matters specified in the said Commission, as will be clear and appear more fully by the said commission annexed to this Inquisition upon the oath of good and legal men of the aforesaid county whose names are as follows, viz. : -

Edward Riggs of Rigsdale, esquire.
Thomas Beecher of Aghadowne, esquire.
Thomas Piggot of Chetwin, esquire.
Samuel Maynard of Curryglase, esquire.
Warham St. Leger of Howardshill, esquire.
George Roggers of Ashgrove, esquire.
Henry Rice of Kinsale, esquire.
John Raynes of Moyallo, esquire.
Robert ffoulke of Waterparke, esquire.
Walter Croker of Ballyanker, esquire. 
Edward Porter of Knockane, gent.
Thomas Purdon of Ballyclogh, esquire.
John Jerman of Garretstowne, gent.
Thomas Mills of Ballybeg, esquire.
Nicholas Bromby of Ballyally, esquire.
George Symms of Bandon, esquire.
William Warner of the same, esquire.
Edward Howse of the same, gent.
Arthur Barnard of Castlemahon, gent.
    Jurors.

And these jurors upon their oath say that Walter Coppinger of Ringcoolisky, in the county of Cork, born at the Kings Old Castle near the city of Cork, in the county of Cork, was on the 11th day of June, in the third year of the reign of the King and Queen William and Mary, by the Grace of God King and Queen of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defenders of the Faith, &c., attained and outlawed for high treason done and committed by him against the said King and Queen at Mallow, in the said county aforesaid, on the 1st day of May in the 2nd year of the reign of the said King and Queen and that the aforesaid Walter Coppinger at the time of the commission of the treason aforesaid and at the time of the attainder aforesaid was seised in his own right as of fee both of and in townships, lands, and tenements as follows, viz., of and in the township and lands of Ringcoolisky three carucates of land containing by estimation in measurements, value 122 acres of land plantation measurement of the clear annual value of 29 pounds sterling with all profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and land of Lissecleary two carucates of land with a mill containing by estimation in like measurement 252 acres of the clear annual value of twelve pounds sterling with all the profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and lands of Hare Island 3 carucates and nine gneeves of land of the yearly value of which the aforesaid jurors are altogether ignorant, and of and in the township and lands of Carbuolin one carucate of land, containing by estimation of like measurement 320 acres of land of the clear annual value of 15 pounds sterling with all the profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and lands of Gortnahorna of the clear annual value of 5 pounds sterling, and of and in the township and lands of Lissapooka of the clear annual value of 10 pounds sterling with all the profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and lands of Garrandring of the clear annual value of 10 pounds sterling, and of and in the townships and lands of Killnamanlie and Maulskinagham two carucates of land of the clear annual value of 10 pounds sterling with all the profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and lands of East Inishkeame nine gneeves of land of the clear annual value of 20 shillings sterling with all the profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and lands of Lisheeneieghtra three gneeves of land of the clear annual value of 40 shillings sterling with all the profits besides reprises, and of and in the township and lands of South Marahine one half carucate of land of the clear annual value of 20 shillings sterling with all the profits beside reprises.  All which said townships and lands lie situate and are in the Barony of Carbery in the county of Cork aforesaid, and the aforesaid jurors further say that the aforesaid township and lands of Hare Island were granted by Dominic Coppinger deceased to the aforesaid Walter Coppinger on the 21st day of September, A.D. 1683, to have and to hold to the said Walter for and during his life for the yearly rendering to the aforesaid Dominic Coppinger, his heirs or assigns, of one peppercorn only if required as by a certain deed under the hand and seal of the said Dominic bearing date the day and year last mentioned will more clearly appear, and the aforesaid jurors further say that whereas Edward Dodsworth, Esqre before the acquisition of the said Walter Coppinger, that is to say, in Hilary Term in the 2nd and 3rd year of the reign of James 2nd, late King of England, &c., in the Exchequer Court in the Kingdom of Ireland did recover against Dominic Coppinger 379 : 3 : 10 sterling debt and costs when the said Dominic was convicted in the record one moiety of the lands of Hare Island aforesaid (among other lands) was granted to the aforesaid Edward by the under sheriff of the county of Cork by virtue of certain writs of Elegit directed to him, to have and to hold to the said Edward as these writs command and require.  And the aforesaid jurors further say that John Cole in Easter Term A.D. 1687 in the aforesaid court recovered against the said Walter Coppinger both a certain debt of 200 sterling and a sum of 27s/ 10d for his losses and costs when the said Walter was convicted, on the record in respect of which judgement as yet there has been no execution nor any part of the debt and costs aforesaid have as yet been satisfied.  And the said jurors further say that the said Dominic Coppinger before the acquisition of the said Walter demised the townships and lands of Gortanorna and Garrandring aforesaid to a certain Bryan Townsend for the term of 31 years from the 1st day of May, A.D. 1683, at the annual rent of 80 sterling, without prejudice always to James Coppinger, a minor, son and heir of Dominic Coppinger, late of Cloghane, Esqre, deceased, by certain written deeds which the aforesaid Walter Coppinger, father of Dominic, executed upon the marriage of the said Dominic and Dorothea Townsend, daughter of Richard Townsend, esqre, deceased, granting an annuity of 60 sterling to the aforesaid Dominic and Dorothea during their natural lives and to the survivor of them, and to the heirs of their body, and also granting the reversion of the lands aforesaid after the death of Walter himself to the said Dominic and the heirs of the body of the said Dominic in perpetuity, and lastly the aforesaid jurors upon their oath aforesaid and every right, title, and interest of the aforesaid Walter are by virtue of the outlawry and attainder of the aforesaid Walter confiscated and escheated to the said lord King and Lady Queen in right of their crown.  In Witness whereof both the aforesaid jurors and escheator and commissioners aforesaid in their turn have placed their seals to this inquisition on the day and in the year and place first above mentioned.

            RICH: SANKEY, Escheat' Momon'.
            RICH: COX.
            EDW: MAY.

 

  

   

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