Marrinan

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The Marrinan clan has an uncommon name with many variations.  This project will attempt to associate the many branches of the Marrinan family tree and similar surnames.

The book, "Irish Family Names", by Captain Patrick Kelly, says that Marrinan and other variants originate "from Manannan, a magician of the Isle of Man, son of Lear who was one of the principal sea-gods of pagan Irish mythology. Both the root form of this surname and its variant originated in western Ireland before the 9th century.  The Annals indicate that they obtained in several maritime clans of Munster and Connaught.  They are especially noted in connection with resistance to Viking invasions of the west coast."


The earliest likely historical mention of any Marrinan variant known to this project is from the "Annals of the Four Masters", a reference to the Battle of Kilgory in 1309, which says "…Here, Donogh MacNamara addressed his men, and in the course of his speech, enumerated those families who were favourable to his cause. They were the MacInerneys, Claras, Maninains, Moloneys, O’Hallorans, O’Cormicks, Slatterys, Hartigans, Hanleys, Cindregans, O’Malleys, O’Meehans, O’Liddys, and the Clan-an-Giolla-Mhaoil.”


The Irish Fiants of the Tudor Sovereigns has the following references to Marrinan’s or Marrinan variants.  The ellipses mean a long list of other names has been omitted for easy reading.

Edward VI

886 Grant of English liberty to Dermot O’Mananan, chaplain, and his issue. –[ ] October 1551

Philip & Mary – No Marrinan variants mentioned

Elizabeth

111 Grant of English liberty to Patrick O’Gawney, of Corck-henny, and Thomas Marnayne alias Mananayne, of Casshell, co. Tipperary, chaplains. – 5 August 1559, i.

1342 Pardon to…of Kahirkinlish, William fitz John Ivaninane, of the same…Loghlyn balluff O’Manynane, of Kahirkinlish, horsemen. Security as in 897, in county Limerick. – 31 March 1569, xi.
[897 provisions: Provided that within six months they appear before commissioners in their county (Kilkenny or Queen’s county), and give security to keep the peace and answer at sessions when called upon. – 30 June 1566, viii]

2729 Pardon to Richard Bourke, of Cahirkeynlys,…Loghlyn O Marynayne, and William O Marynayne, horsemen. …Fine, 3 fat cows from Richard Bourke, and one from each of the others. --1575

3152 Pardon to…of Ardtwlihie [Co. Cork]…Donill O’Marniane,…of the same, kerns,… Security as in 897. Fine one cow each. “At the suit of the earl of Clancare for 42 of his men.” --1577

3543 Pardon to…Mawghon O’Marnane of Kahirkilleske, co. Limerick, kern. Security as in 897, in co. Kilkenny. At Pa. Sherlock’s suit. –1 June xxi. [1579]

4743 Pardon to…Conogher O Marynayn, of Cahirkenlis,…husb.,…in cos. Limerick and Tipperary. Provisions as in 4551. – 14 July, [1585] xxvii.
[4551 provisions: Provisions as in 4467, and not pardoning any offense committed during the government of the present duputy (Sir John Perrot).]
[4467 provisions: Security as in 897. The pardon not to extend to any in prison, or under bail to appear as sessions; nor to include intrusions into crown lands or debts to the crown.]
[897 provisions: Provided that within 6 months they appear before commissioners in their county (Kilkenny or Queens County), and give security to keep the peace and answer at sessions when called upon.]

6467 Pardon to… of Carrignycorie...Cnogher O Marrinan,..of same,…Provisions as in 6465 –17 Feb.,xliii.
[6465 provisions: Provision for security to be given before the president, &c., of Munster, as in 6461. Provided that this pardon shall not extend to any murder committed before their entry into action of the rebellion; nor to any intrusion on possessions of the crown, or any debts, fines of alienation, or arrears due to the crown. –Lord deputy’s warrant dated 27 Jan., 1600.]
[6461 provisions: Provided that they appear and submit themselves before the president, chief and second justice, and attorney, of the province of Munster, within three months, and be sufficiently bound with sureties to keep the peace and answer at sessions in the several counties where they dwell, when called to answer the demands of any subject according to justice. The pardon shall not extend to any in prison or on bail to appear; or any priests, seminaries or Jesuits; nor include intrusion on crown lands or debts to the crown. The exception of murder is added to the usual clause excluding from pardon treasons against the queen’s life]

6490 Pardon to…of Ballenigard,…Donogh O Manenan,…of same,… Provisions as in 6469 –1 April, xliii.
[6469 provisions: Provisions for security as in 6461. The pardon not to extend to intrusions on crown lands, nor to release any debt or arrears due to the crown –Lord deputy’s warrant dated 7 March 1600.

6524 Pardon to…of Kisecourke,…Flan O Marrenan, of same, husbandmen…Provisions as in 6497 –19 May, 1601, xliii.

6566 Pardon to…Dermod oge m’Deirmod I Varynane,…of Chames, yeoman….Provisions as in 6497. ---7 Aug, 1601.,xliii

6576 Pardon to…of Downlogh…Donogh m’Dermod Iverenane…of same. …Provisions as in 6497…10 Sept.,xliii.
[6497 provisions: Provided that they appear and submit before the president of Munster, N. Welsh, knt., chief justice of the Common Bench, the chief and second justices, and the queen’s attorney of Munster, and John Everard, esq., justice of the liberty of Tipperary, within three months, and be sufficiently bound with sureties; and that all the recognizances be recorded in the council book of the province at the next session to be held in the several counties where the parties live, if any be held there within three months. If any fail to find the required surety within three months, the pardon as regards them to be void. The pardon shall not extend to any in prison or bound for appearance at sessions; nor to any Jesuit, seminary, or mass priest, nor any freeman of any city or incorporate town who lives in the town. It shall also not include any offence or crime committed after the date of the president’s letter to the deputy for the pardon; nor any intrusion on possessions of the crown, or any debt or arrears due to the crown. –Lord deputy’s warrant, dated 17 April, 1601]

6764 Pardon to… of Carignecorie…Connoghor m’Shane Iwarrynane,…of same,… Provisions as in 6617, 3 March xliv.
[6617 provisions: Provisions as in 6497; save that the proviso excepting crimes committed after the date of the lord president’s letter is omitted, and the date of the lord deputy’s warrant for the pardon inserted in the body of the patent, as the period up to which offences are pardoned. Provided also that this pardon shall not extend to any murder committed by any of the parties before they entered into rebellion. –6 May, xliv.]