Posts Tagged 17th Century

Kathelin Stanley -1617

Posted by on Tuesday, 11 May, 2010

Kathelin Stanley is listed among the colonists in the Parish of Taughboy, Barony of Athlone as holding 1¾ cartrons from a grant by James I following the Inquisition according to the Coote Inquisition of 2nd January 1617. Her name does not appear in the subsequent surveys of 1641, 1654-58 and 1666.

A cartron is approximately 30 acres

Timothy Cronin “The foundations of landlordism in the barony of Athlone 1566 – 1666”  p297.

The Stanley family of Low Park

Posted by on Sunday, 31 January, 2010

The Stanleys of Low Park are descended from Michael Stanley of Handsworth who for his services in the army was granted lands in counties Roscommon and Galway under the Land Act on 10th November 1666. Michael in turn is a descendant of Sir John Stanley (1340-1414) of Lathom and Knowsley.

The family as it grew lived in a number of locations, in and around Athlone, including Low Park, county Roscommon and Bethlem House and Inchmore in county Westmeath and also Dublin.