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Stacpoole (Cragbrien)


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Stacpoole (Cragbrien) The Reverend William Stacpoole of Cragbrien, parish of Clondagad, barony of Islands, county Clare, was a younger brother of Andrew Stacpoole of Ballyallia, parish of Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper and a son of George Stacpoole of Cragbrien and his wife Jane Lysaght of Kilcornan. In 1831 the Reverend William married Jane Marshall of Sandbrook, county Carlow. He was Dean of Kilfenora and died in 1847. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation Mrs Jane Stacpoole held an estate in the parishes of Killaspuglonane and Kilmacrehy, barony of Corcomroe, Rath, barony of Inchiquin and Clondagad, barony of Bunratty Upper. In the 1870s her two unmarried daughters Charlotte Jane (died 1881) and Wilhelmina (died 1894) are recorded as owning 1,390 acres and 1,348 acres respectively in county Clare. The only child of the Reverend William and Jane Stacpoole to have descendants was their daughter Jane who married in 1844 Charles Mahon of Corbally.
Stacpoole (Ballyallia) This was a junior branch of the Stacpoole family of Annagh and Eden Vale, county Clare. George Stacpoole of Cragbrien was a barrister who married Jane daughter of Andrew Lysaght of Summerville in 1767. They had a number of sons, including Andrew of Ballyallia, Mathias of Moymore and the Reverend William of Cragbrien. Andrew Stacpoole of Ballyallia, married as his third wife Diana Finucane daughter of Daniel Finucane of Stamer Park and had two sons William Stacpoole Member of Parliament who died in 1879 and Andrew who died unmarried in 1866. Both these sons held estates in county Clare in the mid 19th century. Andrew Stacpoole’s estate was mainly in the barony of Corcomroe, in the parishes of Kilmacrehy and Kilmanaheen but he also held land in three other baronies. His estate was in the hands of the Court of Chancery and over 1,200 acres were advertised for sale on 1 July 1858. William Stacpoole’s estate was in the parishes of Killonaghan, Kilmoon and Rathborney, barony of Burren, Killard, barony of Ibrickan and Templemaley, barony of Bunratty Upper. In the 1870s William Stacpoole of Ballyallia owned 7,441 acres in county Clare. He was Member of Parliament for Ennis.
Lysaght (Ballykeel) Cecil Stacpoole Kenny gives a detailed account of the family history of this family in MS 2110, National Library of Ireland. He refers to Andrew Lysaght of Kilcornan and Summerville, a noted duellist, who married Mary Finucane, a sister of the Honourable Mathias Finucane of Ennistymon. Andrew Lysaght died in 1782 and his only daughther and heiress married George Stacpoole of Cragbrien in 1767. Weir writes that the Lysaghts of Kilcornan and Ballyvorda, county Clare were closely related and that James Lysaght of Kilcornan had a son Frank Ruadh Lysaght, reputedly a leading United Irishman. Burke's Irish Family Records refers to Walter Lysaght, another son of James, who married Lucinda Stacpoole daughter of George Hogan Stacpoole of Cragbrien in the early 19th century. They lived at Summerville, parish of Killaspuglonane, barony of Corcomroe, in the early 19th century. The Lysaghts were resident at Ballyvorda from the early 19th century and at the time of Griffith's Valuation Andrew Lysaght held land in the parishes of Kilmoon, barony of Burren and Kilfenora, barony of Corcomroe. In the 1870s the representatives of Andrew Lysaght of Ballyvourdan, Liscannor, owned 933 acres in county Clare.
Mahon (Corbally) The estate of the Mahons of Corbally was mainly in the parish of Clooney, barony of Bunratty Upper, county Clare, although they also held land in the parishes of Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper, and Kilmurry, barony of Ibrickan, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. A number of family members were barristers. In the 1870s Thomas George Stacpoole Mahon of London owned 1,887 acres in county Clare and Mrs Charles Mahon of Burlington Road, Dublin, owned 1158 acres in the county. In July 1871 the sale of houses and premises in Ennis including Ashline Park and 280 acres at Honeymount in the barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary, belonging to them was advertised for sale. Charles Mahon of Cahircalla, parish of Drumcliff, barony of Islands, county Clare, was a younger son of Charles Mahon of Corbally. He was married to Elizabeth Tymons or Timmins but died without heirs in 1874. Robert Mahon, brother of Charles of Cahircalla lived at nearby Ashline Park, Ennis. Their younger brother James Mahon was living in France when his life interest in various lands and premises in the Ennis locality were advertised for sale in July 1863.