Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Russell (Limerick)

A branch of the Russell family held land in the parish of Kilfergus, barony of Shanid, county Limerick, in the mid 19th century. Philip William Russell is recorded in both the Ordnance Survey Field Name Books and Griffith's Valuation. His agent was Patrick Hallanon of Glin. He held the property by lease under the Courts. His estate in the barony of Shanid amounting to nearly 3,000 acres was advertised for sale by his assignee Francis Begley in August 1850. Some of it was in the possession of the Reverend Thomas Williamson Peile by the early 1860s. His first cousin John Norris Russell founded the firm of J.N. Russell and Sons, Limerick. The fee simple of the firm's extensive mills at Plassey was advertised for sale in 1868 by the Maunsell family. J.N. Russell died in 1859. He leased Woodbine Cottage, parish of Kilfarboy, barony of Ibrickan, from Burdett Morony. His great granddaughter Elizabeth Russell married Thomas Wise Browning of Carass Court, county Limerick and later took over Woodbine Cottage. In the 1870s John Norris Russell (grandson of J.N. Russell) of Plassy, John Russell of Glenview, Ballyneety and Patrick Russell of Mount Russell, Charleville owned 700, 731 and 1,241 acres respectively in county Limerick.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodbine Cottage Leagard South Kilfarboy Ennistimon Milltown Malbay 55 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R034 783
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Ballynacarriga Ballynacarriga Ardcanny Rathkeale Ballynacarriga 124 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R453 562
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 65
Faha Faha Demesne Kilkeedy Limerick Patrick's Well 56 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R509 507
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Ballyclogh Lodge Ballyclogh Knocknagaul Limerick Roxborough 57 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R575 527
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Lemonfield House Lemonfield Knocknagaul Limerick Roxborough 57 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R562 494
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Edwardstown Edwardstown Cahernarry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R621 496
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Glen View Glen Cahernarry Limerick Ballybricken 48 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R622 491
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Milford Sreelane Kilmurry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R616 580
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Plassey Sreelane Kilmurry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R615 582
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Shelburne Farranshone More St Nicholas Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R566 573
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Sale rental of property in Limerick city, by the trustees of the Russell estate, 5 Mar 1900. P23/46; Limerick City Archives
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re John Russell of Edwardstown, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Begley & Russell, 2 Aug 1850, Vol 2 (48), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Maunsell, 3 July 1868, Vol 90 (42), MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of William Thomas Russell of Limeick & to his grandson Richard Harold Russell of Grange, Buckinghamshire, 10 Nov 1898. GO MS 111:30-31; National Library of Ireland
  • Report by James Campbell re J. Russell & Sons’ flax spinning & weaving establishment, Limerick, 1858 & 1859. D/2168; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Papers of Barry family of Springvale, Ballyneety, Co Limerick & Leamlara, Co Cork, include reference to the Russells of Glenview, mainly 19th century. P20 ; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources