(26)  James Copinger

He was attained of high treason and outlawed.  Amongst other lands he forfeited were the following in Barrymore:-[1]

Parish       Name of Lands. Extent.
a. r. p.

a. r. p.
Ardnegihy       Killunton            509 3 0
Of the same 86 0 0
Of the same 29 0 0 1016 2       16
Of the same 114 3 8
Of the same 277 0 8
Rathcormack       Glaungaule         1342 2 32

Of the same 335 2 16 1713 2 24
Of the same 35 1 16

He presented two petitions to the Chichester House Commissioners in 1700.

These Commissioners were appointed by the 11 and 12 Will. III., c. 2, whereby all estates in Ireland whereof any person convicted or attained of high treason since the 13th February, 1688, or who died in actual rebellion, were seised or interested in became invested in seven trustees therein mentioned.  Full powers were given to them to consider all claims to the land forfeited, and to sell and dispose of them as provided by the act.  All claims were by the 12 sections to be entered by the 10th August, 1700. The trustees under this act are the persons commonly called the Chichester House Commissioners.  The first petition of James Copinger is numbered 982, and is as follows:-

Petition of James Copinger, 1700. [1]

This petition was dismissed, the reason does not appear, probably for a very good cause!

The second petition of James, numbered 983, related to the lands of Glanagoul and Killunton, and was as follows:-

Petition of James Copinger, 1700. [2]

This petition was disallowed.  The property referred to as Glanagoul and Killunton, containing respectively 1,651 acres and 905a. 2r. 16p., were sold by the Court to Thomas Conner, of Dublin.  Glanagoul was described as in the parish of Rathcormack, about ten miles from Cork and five from Castle Lyons; and Killunton as in the parish of Ardnegihy, about nine miles from Cork and six from Castle Lyons.  A petition was about the same time presented as before mentioned by Edmond Roche and others, No. 2,376, claiming under a mortgage for £450 in respect of the same lands, and the conveyance was certainly made to him.  Whether Conner was only an agent, or whether some arrangement was made between Roche and Conner, or Conner relinquished his purchase, does not appear.

Every other branch of the Copinger family, save for this branch, managed to have their petitions allowed, and ultimately got back their estates, or at least the greater part of them.  The following is a copy of the deed of conveyance whereby the properties referred to in the above petition were conveyed to Mr. Roche. 

Conveyance of Copinger property to Roch, 1703.

It is worthy to note that for nearly two centuries these properties have continued in the possession of the descendants of the purchaser under this deed, and that the very month (June, 1881) in which this account is being compiled the same properties are again in the market, they forming part of the estates of the late Lord Fermoy.  In the particulars of the sale they are thus described:-

The Lands of Glanagoul, otherwise Glenagoul, known on the Ordnance Maps as Glannagaul and its sub-denominations Knockaunacorrin, Aunamihoonagh, otherwise Aughnamahouagh, Mullenataura otherwise Mullinatourna, Gearagh otherwise Geragh, part of the lands of Killuntin, known as Prap and Glanreagh, all situate in the Barony of Barrymore and County of Cork, held in fee simple.

These lands with others are comprised in lots 1 to 6 - the extent of the lands of Glanagoul, statute measure, is 1,897 acres 2 roods and 35 perches, and the rentals amount to about £850 per annum.  The portion of the lands of Killuntin offered for sale amount only to 203 acres and 16 perches, and the rentals to about £60.

The marriage licence bond of the marriage between this James Copinger and Ann Youd, wherein they are both described as of the parish of Christ Church, Cork, is dated the 5th June, 1718, and the persons bound are James Copinger and Alcock Ballard.

[1] Brit. Mus., Add. MSS. 17,508.

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