This, as well as the last family, was from Wales. In the account of the County of Connaught, from 1279 to 1281, by Henry de Rupe (Roche,) then sheriff, it appears that the king's peace was granted to Howel, son of Crannow le Waleis. --- Rot. Pip. 9 B. T. There are strong reasons to conclude that a colony from Wales settled in this part of Ireland about the end of the reign of Henry III. many original Welch names frequently occur in old records about, and long after, that period, viz. Brechnocke , Llewellyn, Howel, and several others. --- Vide the rolls in Berm. Tower, passim. .