- Dr Armitage of Noan, Ballinure, Thurles, county Tipperary owned 2,019 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s. "Burke's Irish Family Records" refers to Thomas Rhodes Armitage MD of Cambridge Square, London and of Noan. In 1860 he married Harriet, only daughter and heiress of Stanley Black of Noan, and they had a number of children including Alice, founder of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Members of this family were still living at Noan in the 1970s.
- Fitzgerald and Hassett state that the Noan estate of the Taylor family was sold to Stanley Black in 1853. Lyons records that he paid £20,300 for it. Black's only daughter and heiress Harriet maried in 1860 Dr Thomas R. Armitage and the Noan estate passed to the Armitage family, who were still resident in the mid 20th century.