Edward Roe was one of several gentlemen, free tenants of British blood, whom Sir Edward Denny was bound to place by the conditions of his grant in 1587 on the greater estate granted him, extending from Castleisland to near Castlegregory and Fenit, including Tralee. An inquisition taken in Tralee in 1622 shows the date of Edward Roe’s settlement at Cloghane.
“The said Arthur Denny … by his indenture dated the 4th day of April 1619 gave and granted to Edward Roe, his heirs and assigns … the castle, town and lands of Cloghanemaceine and Ballygunlea (sic) …”
Edward Roe seems to have been dead in 1632, when Sir Richard Boyle, Lord Cork, wrote to his widow about the marriage of her only child Elizabeth, with James Conway. … and that marriage took place in 1632 or in the following year …
The letters patent which Wentworth, the Irish lord deputy, compelled Sir Edward Denny to take out in 1638 show clearly and indisputably that James Conway and his wife Elizabeth, heiress of Cloghane, were in full possession of that place.