Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Burton (Clifden & Mungret)

In 1780 Edward William Burton of Clifden was High Sheriff of county Clare and William Burton of Clifden held the same position in 1800. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward W. Burton held five townlands in the parishes of Killinaboy and Rath, barony of Inchiquin, county Clare and William Burton held four townlands in the parish of Killinaboy, barony of Inchiquin. In the 1870s William W. Burton of Dublin owned 2,133 acres in county Clare. The Dictionary of Irish Biography states that Sir Frederic William Burton, R.H.A., water-colour painter and Director of the National Gallery, was born at Clifden House, Corofin, Co. Clare, on 8th April, 1816 though he himself, in the 1891 UK Census stated that he was born in county Wicklow. He was the third son of Samuel Frederick Burton by his wife, Hannah Mallet, of Dublin. His family were, in any case, associated with Clifden house. Samuel Burton of Mungret, county Limerick, was a son of Edward William Burton of Clifden. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Dr Edward Burton and Major Charles Burton held a number of townlands in the parish of Mungret, barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick. In the 1870s Edward Burton of London owned 595 acres in county Limerick.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clifden Clifden Rath Corrofin Rath 19 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R266 892
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 57
Adelphi Clifden Rath Corrofin Rath 19 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R263 890
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 57

Archival sources

  • Burton Papers – financial papers and rentals of Burton family of Clifden, 1793-1846. MS 769 & MS 8683; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers in the Chancery case of Burton v Burton, re lands in Co Clare demised by William Burton, 1886. M.5431; National Archives of Ireland
  • Blood Papers, relating to the Bloods of Roxton and Applevale, include deeds, correspondence, copy wills, genealogical papers, etc, 18th-20th centuries. Includes reference to William Burton of Adelphi. PC 677 (see RPC 465 NLI); National Library of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources