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Baron Granarde of Westmeath

1556-57 59. Grant to Sir Richard Nugent, Baron of  Delvin,  of all lordships, castles, forts, houses, lands, tenements, fisheries, moors, mountains, commons, customs, and other hereditaments -whatsoever, in the towns or fields of  Kilthorne,  the Grange of  Kilthorne,  Belgarde, Collour, Faghley, Balmagythan, Great Milton, Little Milton, Gillerston, alias Gillardston, and Vallany, in the county of Westmeath; and the profits and perquisites of the court of the manor or lordship of Belgarde, a fee-farm rent of .£3 arising out of the town of Foure, and all profits to the castles, lordships, and forts appertaining or belonging; the site, precinct, and possessions of the monastery of Granarde, with all castles, forts, messuages, churches, chapels, fisheries, weirs, and other hereditaments in Granard, Tonaghmore, Ryncole, Cowldony, Cloncrawe, Derraghe, and Ballymanna, and two quarters or cartrons with a water mill on Lykebla; to hold to the said Richard Nugent and his heirs male, in capite, by knight's service, that is to say, by the twentieth part of a knight's fee, as scutage runs ; reserving to the Crown all mines of gold and silver, if any should be found on the premises


Map of the Killasonna region grant below: including Cooldoney, Rincolagh etc.


Likebla or Lykebla Water Mill - Now Likbla ?

‘The precise location of a medieval watermill in the townland of Lickbla has not been identified. A 1558 land grant to Sir Richard Nugent, Baron of Delvin included ‘a water-mill in Likebla’ (Morrin 1861, 395). There appears to have been two mills located in Lickbla. In 1647 a fine of £15 was levied on a group of mills in Co. Westmeath to pay Captain Ignatius Nugent of the Irish Confederate Army. The sum of £3 5s 4d. was levied on 'Lady of Glancoe, or her tenants, two mills in Lickbla' (Cal. S.P. Ire., 624). The 19th century corn mills beside Lickbla House may have been located on or close to the site of the medieval mill.’