William Sydney Clements was the most famous of the Earls due to his draconian dealings with his tenants and his assassination 1878 in Woodquarter. He joined the army are being educated in England and returned to be an M.P. for Leitrim from 1839-1847. He moved to Donegal, the Mulroy Estate, where he built Manor Vaughan House. He was constantly at war with his tenants, both protestant and catholic, and refused to accept the “Ulster Tenant Right”. Rents were raised and tenants were penalised for improving their holdings. This led to his downfall and on the 2nd of April 1878 he was murdered at Woodquarter outside Cranford, at the lay-by on Mulroy Bay. Two other men, Charles Buchanan the Earl’s driver, and John Makum, also died. Three men from Fanad were arrested, Bernard and Thomas Mc Grenaghan and Michael Heraghty. Heraghty was reported to have died in prison from typhus and the Mc Grenaghan brothers were released a year later without charge. A second investigation by William Martin for the Dublin administration implicated Micky McElwee, Neil Sields and Michael Heraghty – no prosecutions were secured. The Earl was buried at the family vault in St Michan’s Church, Dublin.