Abstract of 4 Inquisition on 
Stephen Copinger who Died in 1600.


Date & Place 
of Inquisition
Name, &c., of
Devolution of Estate
of Deceased
Lands Referred to in
The Inquisition
Tenure of said Lands Observations
1624, October 22,
Stephen Coppinger Deceased died 2nd July 1600: William C. was his son and heir, aged 30 at the time of his said father's death; Said William was married; and died on 1st December 1606, without heir of his body lawfully begotten; and Thomas C. is the brother and next heir of the said William, and at the time of his said brother's death was of the age of 28 years and was not married The town and lands of Killin Cline, in the County of Cork, containing one carucate of land valued at 5s. per annum Irish. The premises with the appurtenances at the time of the death of the said Stephen and William, were held of David, lord Barry, by such rents and services as are expressed by an ancient deed without date, made thereof by a certain David, son of Lord William Barry, to a certain Robert de Clavilla, the tenor of which deed follows in these words: "Know all present and future that I, David, son of Lord William Barry, Lord of Olethan [old name of Barrymore], have given, granted, &c., to the Lord Robt. de Clavilla my nephew (nepos or grandson) for his homage and services and in a carucate of land in the Lordship of Carrigtowhill, which is called Ross McBrin, another on the hill near Kilkerry, and a third in Doughallaghbegg and 2 islands and 20 acres of land in KilimcClyne, near Fodry, at a rent of 6 silver pennies for ever." The word Killincline in the Inquisition, and also in the Inquisition of 1631 hereinafter mentioned, looks more like KillmcCline; but is capable of being read "Killincline".
The Tholsel, Cork,
1624, October 25,
No. 25
Stephen Coppinger, late of the City of Cork, gentleman


The town and lands of Ballyvowlane and Garrane, J Copinery, in the sd County [of the City of Cork], valued per annum at 2s. 6d. and One messuage in the City of cork valued at eight pence per annum. All and singular the said premises at the time of the death of the said Stephen were held of our lady the late Queen Elizabeth in free burbage; and at the time of the death of the said William and at the time of the taking of this Inquisition were and are held of the said Lord King James in free burbage. The words in column 4 which are enclosed in brackets are a mere guess, this portion of the Inquisition being crushed and obliterated.
Bandonbridge, 1630, August 14, No. 192 Stephen Coppinger de Killyclyen, gent., County Cork, generosus Finds that deceased died upon (--blank) day of (--blank), and that Thomas C. is his son and heir and was of full age at the time of his father's death. Town and lands of Killycleyn value 5s. per annum.   There is a blank left in this Inquisition for the date of the Commission under which it purported to be held.  It leaves blanks for the date of the death of Stephen Coppinger; it does not state in detail the devolution of the estate from him, nor who was entitled thereto immediately upon the death of said Stephen.  Though enrolled in Chancery, it is not signed by the Escheator or Feodary as is usual.  The importance of this Inquisition is that the name "Killycleyn" is there distinctly spelt.
Old Castle,
1631, April 12.
Stephen C. of the City of Cork, alderman, deceased Sames as in the Inquisition of 1624, above mentioned. Town and lands of Killinclyne alias Rosse in Cleyne alias Clavelstowne, in the County of Cork, containing one carucate of land of the yearly value of six shillings money of Ireland. And that the said premises at the times of the deaths of the said Stephen and William and now are held of David, Earl of Barrymore, as of his manor of Carrigtouhill, by fealty and suit of court.  




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