Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Morony (Milltown Malbay)

The Moronys of Miltown Malbay, barony of Ibrickan, county Clare, share a common ancestry with the Morony family of Odell Ville, county Limerick. Piers O’Morony of Cloonenagh, county Clare and his wife Margaret Creagh lived in the late 17th century. Their grandson Thomas Morony of Miltown Malbay and of Kilmacduane was a barrister and died in 1750. His eldest son Edmond married firstly Anne Westropp of Lismehan (Maryfort) from who descend the Miltown Malbay branch and secondly Blanche Vincent of Limerick from whom descend the Odell Ville branch of the family. Thomas J. Morony son of Edmond and Anne built the house at Miltown Malbay in 1782 and developed the town. He founded the Atlantic Hotel and spa with six other investors. In 1776 he married Frances daughter of Edmund Morony of Cork and his wife Frances Goold. Thomas Morony died in 1832. His second son Thomas H. Morony married Anne Burdett and their son Burdett Morony was living at Miltown Malbay at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Burdett Morony held five townlands in the parish of Kilfarboy, barony of Ibrickan at this time, including most of the town of Miltown Malbay. Francis Goold Morony was a younger brother of Thomas H. Moroney. He held six townlands in the parish of Kilfarboy and also land in the parish of Kilmurry. In the 1870s Ellen L. Morony of Miltown House, Burdett’s widow, owned 1,904 acres in county Clare. Francis Goold Morony of Seaview, Miltown Malbay, owned 1,699 acres in the county and Edward Morony of Wellington, Milton Malbay owned 671 acres. Both Seaview and Wellington were leased from Burdett Morony in the mid 19th century. Colonel B.E. Morony sold over 1,700 acres to the Congested Districts' Board in March 1915.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Milford Carrowkeel Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R068 809
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 57
Westcliff Lodge Dough Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R035 775
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Seaview Leagard South Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R033 782
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Wellington Leagard South Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R041 783
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Miltown House Leagard South Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R056 792
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Woodbine Cottage Leagard South Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R034 783
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Westpark Leagard South Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R033 784
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of the Morony family of Co Clare, 1655-1900. T. 1191; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Draft pedigree of Morony of Cloonenagh, Lismehan & Miltown Malbay, Co Clare & Ballyclough, Co Limerick, c 1650-1900. GO MS 816: 18; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds re lands of Moroney family in Miltown, Co Clare, 1727-1842 & to the Tepid Bath Company. Also map of estate of Thomas Morony 1838. D.23,352-23,357, M.5223, T.12746; National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents re the Morony family of Miltown Malbay, 1764-1889. M.7052; National Archives of Ireland
  • Exchequer Bills - Henry Miller of Townagh & members of the Morony family, 1754-1756. Small Accessions Index 1/601, Co.2320; National Archives of Ireland
  • Testamentary Documents, 1800-1898. T.18969-18975 & T.17761; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources