Place of migration
Stayed in Ireland

Hubbert Lynott of Corran was a Catholic gentleman named as a rebel in the 1641 Depositions. 

On the 9 January 1642, Andrew Adair of Magownoghe aka Moygownagh gave a deposition swearing that during the 1641 Rebellion he (and other English & Scottish settlers in these parts) had been robbed and dispossessed by a number of local Popish rebels whom he named as follows:

  • William Edmond Bourke Esq. of Rappoghe Co.Mayo and his brother William Bourke Richard Rutlige aka Rutledge of Bellick with his sons William & Stephen Rutlige
  • William Morgan, gent
  • John Bourke of Castlecan Esq. & his sonn William Bourk:
  • Richard Roe Bourke of Rathroe with his sonnJohn Bourk
  • Thomas Roe Bourke of Enscoe
  • Walter Kittaghe Bourk of Ardagh
  • Farrell McDonnell of Clonecastle gent
  • William McAndrew of Santcloghe gent,
  • Hubbert Lynott of Corran, gent
  • Edmund & Nicholas Lynott of Dromada
  • Tibbott Reagh Bourk of Cloghen Esquire
  • Walter Bourk of Enogh & his son Ullick Bourk all of the Barrony of Tirrowly and County of Mayo:
  • Moyler McJorden of the Barony of Gallen (Co. Mayo) gent
  • Patrick & Charles O'Dowde of Ballicottle (Co. Sligo) gents

"Corran" was the townland of Carn beside Garranard where the remains of Lynott's Castle aka Carn Castle stand today. 

In 1833, his descendant Hubert Lynott is recorded as having a roadside farm not far south of here in the townland of Carrogarve Knockaboley (Crossmolina Tithe Records). Both Hubert Lynott and Nicholas Lynott are recorded in the parish of Crossmolina in 1796 (Flaxgrowers List). 

Lynott aka Lionóid son of Lionot (possibly a diminutive of Leonard, certainly from the same root, and meaning 'little lion.' 

Spelling variations include Lynot, Lynnott, Lynet or Lynett. They were quite numerous in the counties of Mayo, Donegal and Derry. 

  • The Lynotts settled at an early period in Tirawley, Co. Mayo, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall) they were among several Cambro-Norman families who came to Ireland under Strongbow. 

  • They were cruelly ousted from Carn by the Barrett "Welshmen of Tyrawley" - read the SONG OF LYNOTT.  

  • In 1585, their lands were significant enough to be recorded in the Composition Book of Connacht.

  • By the 1830s Lynott was most numerous in the Mayo parishes of Crossmolina and Kilfian.

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Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1600 (circa)
Date of Death 1st Jan 1642 (circa)
Associated Building (s) Carn Tower  


1641 Depositions: Lynott rebels Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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