Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Bindon family were located in the counties of Clare and Limerick from the late 17th century. David Bindon was granted the lands of Clooney [in 1668] and a share of property in Limerick city. In the 1770s Bindon esq is marked as occupying a house [Skehacreggaun house "in ruins" at time of first Ordnance Survey] near Mungret Abbey, parish of Mungret, barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick. Wilson mentions the seat of Mr. Bindon close to the ruins of Mungret Abbey in 1786. The Bindon estate in county Clare was centred on the parish of Clooney, barony of Bunratty Upper and they also had oyster beds at Corranroe in the Burren. Francis Bindon (1689-1765), the well know architect and artist, was the fourth son of David Bindon, Member of Parliament for county Clare and his wife Dorothy Burton of Buncraggy. Francis Bindon left the Clooney estate to his brother Nicholas. In 1772 Nicholas Bindon's daughter Elizabeth married William Blood of Roxton. By the early 19th century the Clooney estate was in the possession of Burton Bindon. Burton Bindon sold the family estates in the Encumbered Estates Court on 7 June 1853 and emigrated to Australia. The sale included 962 acres of prime land for fattening cattle and the red bank Burren oyster beds. The Freeman's Journal reported that Clooney was bought by W. B. Fitzgerald for over £10,000. The lands in the barony of Burren, including the oyster beds, were purchased in trust by Mr.Guinness. Clooney was later rebought by Bindon's daughter and her husband, Joseph Hall. Joseph Hall of Clooney is recorded as the owner of 604 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. Judge Samuel Henry Bindon (1812-1879), minister of Justice, judge and pioneer of technical education in Australia, was born in Limerick, the son of Samuel Bindon and Eliza Massy. He married Susannah daughter of Sir Hugh Dillon Massy and emigrated to Victoria in 1855. In October 1851 land in the barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick, belonging to Henry, Anne, Bryanna and Marcella Bindon and to Mrs Frances Alton was advertised for sale. Mrs Alton is recorded in Griffith's Valuation as owning 3 townlands in the parish of Mungret, barony of Pubblebrien.,4012,en.pdf


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Corranroo Lodge Corranroe Abbey Ballyvaghan Abbey 1 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M323 105
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 52
Clooney House Clooney Clooney Tulla Clooney 142 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R418 787
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
Waterpark Summerhill Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R658 631
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Bindon of Clony, Ennis, Rockmount, Waterpark, c 1610-1820. GO MS 171:185-191; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Major Gen Sir Bindon Blood of Roxton, by Elizabeth daughter of Nicholas Bindon of Rockmount & from Neptune Blood, MP, 21 Jan 1902. GO MS 111: 115-116; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Bindon, 7 June 1853, Vol 4, 45-76 & Vol 14, 1- ; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bindon, 7 June 1853, Vol 21 (23), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease of lands of Mungret, Co Limerick, David Bindon of the city of Limerick to the Very Reverend Thomas Bindon, Dean of Limerick, 11 Feb 1724. Small Accessions Index 21, D.3726; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Samuel Bindon, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accession Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Alton & Bindon, 25 Oct 1851, Vol 11 (29), MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • David Bindon of Limerick v William Ryves of Dublin re a cargo of dried fish, Apr 1732. House of Lords Appeals, Vol 10; King's Inn Library
  • S.R. & C. Walker, solicitors' collection (1962), contains deeds relating to the Bindon & Blood families & to lands in cos Clare & Limerick, 1747-1796. M.6093 ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources