Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Westropp (Fort Anne)

A branch of the Westropp family descended from a younger brother of Mountiford Westropp of Attyflin, county Limerick. Robert Westropp of Fort Anne, county Clare, married his cousin Elizabeth Hickman of Kilmore, county Clare in 1737. Their Westropp descendants lived at Fort Anne until the end of the 19th century when the estate was inherited by their O'Callaghan of Maryfort descendants. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Robert Westropp held land in the parishes of Kilnoe and Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper and in Quin, barony of Bunratty Upper. His estate was held by the Court of Chancery and was advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court in June 1857. The sale included 1,853 acres and Fort Anne. Lands owned by Edward Swift and others in the barony of Tulla Upper were purchased in the Landed Estates Court by F.M.Westropp in May 1865. In the 1870s the representatives of the late Captain Francis Westropp owned 1,436 acres in county Clare. Over 1,600 acres in the barony of Tulla Upper, the estate of William John Harrison Moreland trustee of the will of Francis McNamara Westropp, was advertised for sale in November 1878. The sale included Fort Anne which was then the residence of William Nugent Westropp.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Sans Souci Lisnanard Drumcreehy Ballyvaghan Drumcreehy 5 Burren Clare OSI Ref: M226 083
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 51
Fort Anne Fortane Beg Tulla Tulla Tulla 154 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R525 798
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 58
Maryfort Maryfort or Lismehane Tulla Tulla Tulla 154 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R527 812
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Westropp, 30 June 1857, Vol 10, 43-80 & 28 June 1859, Vol 29, 1-36; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Westropp, 30 June 1857, Vol 46 (40), 28 June 1859, Vol 56 (14), MRGS 39/023 & 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Moreland & Westropp, 8 Nov 1878, Vol 19, 44; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Moreland & Westropp, 8 Nov 1878, Vol 134 (24), MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Westropp family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Field Notebook from 1881 of Thomas Johnson Westropp, antiquary, containing family trees & other genealogical information re the different branches of the Westropp family. PP/2; Clare County Archives
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives
  • Twigge Collections, Add. MSS 39259-39270, historical, topographical and genealogical collections relating to Clan Chuiléin "Macnamara's Country" in east Clare. Microfilm copies in Local Studies Centre, Clare County Library, Ennis.; British Library

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Modern printed sources