The Age of Christ, one thousand two hundred eighty-nine.
“An army was led by Richard Tuite, the English of Meath, and Manus O'Conor, King of Connaught, against O'Melaghlin, who assembled his people to oppose them, and marched to Crois-Shliabh,
in their vicinity. A battle was fought between them, in which Richard Tuite, i.e. the Great Baron, with his kinsmen, and Siecus Jacques O'Kelly were slain.”
“Fiachra O'Flynn, Chief of Sil-Maelruain, the most hospitable and expert at arms
of all the chiefs of Connaught, went to form an alliance with the English by marriage, but was treacherously slain by the son of Richard Finn the Fair Burke, Mac William, and Mac Feorais Bermingham.
“An army was led by Mac Feorais Bermingham and
the English, into Leinster, against Calvagh O'Conor; and a battle was fought between them, in which the English were defeated, and Meyler de Exeter and many others of the English were slain; they were also deprived of many horses and other spoils.”
“The Casey family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son, Hebner. The founder of the family was Kiann, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A.D. 177, and Sabia, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland.
A.D. 148, thus uniting the blood of Hebner and Heremon in this family. The ancient name was "CATHASACH" which means "Vigilent". This sept held possession in the present Counties of Cork, Kerry, Clare, and Tipperary. The Casey's were also Chiefs
of Rathconan in the Barony of Pubblebrien, in the County of Lemerick. In the County of Cork they were Chiefs of a territory near Mitchelstown. A branch of this family of the race of Ir, Fifth son of Milesius, and founded by Laiosach Kean More of the Clanna
Rory tribe, were Chiefs of Saithne, now Sonagh, in Westmeath, where they had been settled since the third Century. Their lands were siezed by Hugh de Lacy after the Anglo-Norman Invasion. Later he sold them to the Tuite family.”
George De Fay was seized of premises in Kilmer, Donore, and Glackmore, in the Liberty of Trim, in right of his wife Isabella, daughter of Richard Fitz John, the fifth Baron of Delvin. In 1339, Walter Fitz George De Fay had a suit with his grandmother, Eglantine,
widow of Lord Delvin, concerning the above lands, which she also claimed as daughter and heir of William Deweswell, of Deweswelltown, co. Dublin and Kilmer, co. Meath.
Shortly after this, John Engelande (a Trustee) conveyed to Richard Fitz George De
Fay, the estate of Comerstown, in the Barony of Fore, and of Mayestown, in the Barony of Moyashell, in "Tale Male"; with remainder to Roger De Fay-which Roger De Fay succeeded; and dying before 1380 was siezed, inter alios, of Comerstown, Ballindinam,
and Bartanstown. [II] In 1384, his son, John Fitz Roger Fay of Dernegaran was plaintiff in a suit at Trim against George Fitz Walter Fay and Phillip Tuite, for having unlawfully dissiezed him of the above lands, and a verdict was given in his favour; whereupon
the said George Fitz Walter appealed, on the grounds that the Jury who tried the case had not been fairly impaneled, "and by reason that Thomas Chamber, the Sheriff, had taken to wife Anne Dardis, cousin of said John Fay." thereupon a new Jury was ordered
to be impanelled by the Keeper of the Kings Pleas, which confirmed the verdict of the first-mitigating, however, the damages against George Fitz Walter Fay, "by reason of his minority."