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Castleroan Townland

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Location: County Offaly, Irelandmap
Surname/tag: Shortt
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Castleroan Townland has an area of 211.90 hectares / 0.82 square miles 523 acres, 2 roods, 18 perches. It borders the townlands of Clashagad Upper, Franckfort, Honeymount, Lisduff, Loughan, Moatquarter and Rathnaveogue Lower.[1] It can be found in the Down Survey.[2]

1710 - Assignment dated 4th day of April 1710 from Honorable Wm. Worth of Dublin and son Edward Worth to James Short of Castleroan in the King's Co. gent ... part of townsland of Kilmacstullagh ... 347 acres in Owny and Arra, Parish of Templescally and Killmacstullagh ... fishing weyers (weirs?) in Shannon ... castle, houses, edifices and buildings ... for and during the natural lives of John Short eldest son and William Short second son of the said James Short and Jonathan Short third son ... Lands from James Short to John Short …[3]

1716 - James Short of Kilmuckstollen and John Short son and heir to the said James Short then of Castlerone to Daniel Rogers lands of Garrybreedy, Knockadigeen, Ballyvanrahan and Ballygibbon (also Ballysinode) in Upper Ormond.[4]

1717 - between Thomas Franck of Franckfort, King’s Co and John, William and Jonathan, three of the sons of James Short of Killmastulla, Tipperary – townsland of Castleroan, 317 acres Irish plantation measure lately held by James Short and others aforesaid and John and Jonathan make over two thirds to William Short.[5]

1728 - between John Short of Grange and James Short of Ballyvanron, Upper Ormond on one part and William Short of Castle Rowan on the other – Ballyvanron to William Short and his heirs for ever, nevertheless to be held by James Short and Susanna his wife while they live – signed in the presence of James Short, Roscrea, Innkeeper, witnesses Jonathan and John Short of Killmastulla, aforesaid Gent (BUT no John of Kilmastulla mentioned before!!!). Signatures include Jononth (sic) Shortt Jnr(?).[6]

1736 - Benjamin Frend to William Short of Castleroan Kings Co re lands of Ballynamore, Longford for lives of John Short (1st son) James Short (2nd son) and Ellinor Short (eldest daughter).[7]

1737 - John Short of Castle Roan to Derby McKeogh of Kilmastulla re Moneen, Marrahill and Gurteenevie, being parts of Kilmastulla.[8]

1737 - John Short of Kilmastulla to Arthur Carmody re Cappanakedy (ref to Wm Worth deed 1710 to James Short late of Castleroan deceased).[9]

1742 - William Short of Castleroan, eldest son and heir of James Short, decd. late of Castleroan to Mary Jesse and Margaret Jesse, daughters of late David Jesse and William Jesse, brother of Mary and Margaret, lands of Farrenrore Co Tipp, also Gortbally.[10]

1750 - John Short and James Short both of Kilmastulla, Tipp on one part and Jonathan Short son unto above John on the other – lands in Kilmastulla (Gortenavea and Mooneine) - in presence of Jonathan Short Snr of Cappekedy, Tipp and of James Short son of William Short, Castleroan and of Robert Pyke of Park, Tipp and of John Short of Gurteen, Tipp. Ref to 3/11/1710 deed Wm Worth to James Short late of Castleroan deceased. Witnesses Jonathan Short Snr of Cappenkedy, James Short son of William Short of Castleroan, Robert Pyke of Park. Mention also of John Short of Gurteen.[11]

1750 - John Short, James Short son and heir of said John and Jonathan Short the younger also son of said John all of Boher part of Killmastulla on the one part and William Short of Castleroan on the other re Hon Wm Worth 1710 Deed (see above). Said James Short by deed 19th February 1720 (excluding Cappenkedy) to his said son John Short and Cappenkedy to said son Jonathan., said John, James and Jonathan to William all except Cappenkedy. Witnesses inc Robt Pike of Park and James Short of Castleroan son of William Short.[12]

1757 - Jonathan Shortt second son of John Shortt of Killmastulla on one part to William Short of Castleroane (but further down has two t’s in surname) on the other - part of lands of Kilmastulla (Gorteenevea and Mooneine). Ref to 1710 Deed Wm Worth to James Short, grandfather of said Jonathan) - 81 acres.[13]

1781 Will of William Shortt of Cashilrone, King's Co. Gent. 26/2/1768 - 26/2/1781 Sons James. William. Daus Anne, Mary. Dau. Eliz Cox. Grandchildren John and Mary Cox. Dau. Grace Otway - son John - Mary(?) dau of same(?). Sister Eliz Drew. Granddaus. Mary Grace and Elizabeth Gilbert.[14]

  1. https://www.townlands.ie/offaly/clonlisk/dunkerrin/dunkerrin/castleroan/.
  2. http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php#bm=Clonliske&c=Offaly+(Kings).
  3. Registry of Deeds 39 52 23932 dated 4/4/1710.
  4. Registry of Deeds 38 30 23151 dated 25th/26th/9/1716.
  5. Registry of Deeds 69 139 47627 dated 21/10/1717.
  6. Registry of Deeds 69 139 47628 dated 26th/27th/07/1728.
  7. Registry of Deeds 87 44 60506 dated 22/1/1736.
  8. Registry of Deeds 87 235 61428 dated 21/6/1737.
  9. Registry of Deeds 88 149 62014 dated 7/10/1737.
  10. Registry of Deeds 106 573 76279 dated 23th/24th/03/1742.
  11. Registry of Deeds 149 83 98944 dated 20/10/1750.
  12. Registry of Deeds 144 336 97740 dated 19/12/1750.
  13. Registry of Deeds 184 453 123779 dated 28/02/1757.
  14. Betham's Abstracts I/64 p.150 no. 371.

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