Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Petty-Fitzmaurice (Marquess of Lansdowne)

This estate owes its origins to Sir William Petty, renowned cartographer, mathematician and scientist. He was granted extensive lands in south Kerry, formerly the property of the O'Sullivans, in the seventeenth century. He was also granted large tracts of land in counties Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny, King's County (county Offaly) and Westmeath. Petty's daughter Anne married Thomas Fitzmaurice of Lixnaw, first Earl of Kerry. Their grandson William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, was created Marquess of Lansdowne in 1784. In the 1870s, the Munster estate of the Marquess of Lansdowne amounted to over 94,000 acres in county Kerry with 1,526 acres in county Limerick. This included property in the parishes of Dromod, Killinane and Prior, barony of Iveragh, county Kerry and in the parishes of St Nicholas, St Munchins and Killeely, North Liberties of Limerick and in the city itself. The Irish estate amounted to over 121,000 acres including property in Dublin, King’s and Queen’s County and Limerick. In the nineteenth century they were mostly absentee landlords. In the 1830s, the Ordnance Survey Name Books record James Hickson, of Landsdowne Lodge, Kenmare, as acting as agent for the Marquess of Landsdowne. Later in the century that role was undertaken by William S. Trench.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gortmaloon Gortmaloon East Knockane Cahirciveen Curraghbog 17 Dunkerron North Kerry OSI Ref: V740850
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 78
Glencar Hotel Lyranes Lower Knockane Cahirciveen Curraghbog 17 Dunkerron North Kerry OSI Ref: V720856
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 78
Derreen Derreen Tuosist Kenmare Ardea 54 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V772587
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 84
Dromneavane Dromneavane Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V906720
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Lansdowne Lodge Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V912710
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Reenmore House Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V907704
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 85
Sheen Cottage/The Falls Kenmare Old Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V923702
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Riversdale (Kenmare) Mucksna Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V912698
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 85
Shelburne Lodge Killowen Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V916711
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Emlaghmore House Emlaghmore West Prior Cahersiveen Emlagh Iveragh Kerry OSI Ref: V458694
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 83
Springfield Castle Springfield Killagholehane Newcastle Broadford 104 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R349 227
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 72
Castlepark Ballygrennan St Munchins Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R560 596
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Clonmacken Clonmacken St Munchins Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R546 568
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Coolraine House Coolraine St Munchins Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R555 575
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
Bellevue Farranshone More St Nicholas Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 Limerick City Limerick OSI Ref: R560 571
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Kilmoyle Farranshone More St Nicholas Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R564 573
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
The Shrubberies (Kenmare) Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V908706
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78

Archival sources

  • NRAS 3698: 1318-1967: family and estate papers, enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland. nra@nas.gov.uk ; Private Possession
  • D. 20,252-72, M.3279-3303, 3305-33: Deeds, maps and other papers relating to estates in county Kerry sold to William Locke by the Earl of Kerry, 1768-1836. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Microfilm copy of reports, accounts and rentals of the Lansdowne estates in county Kerry, 1864-73. N.818, P.1020. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Devoy Papers: Mem by John Devoy re Lord Lansdowne's Irish estates, 1880s. Ms.18,056. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sale rental of the Limerick city estate of the Marquis of Lansdowne, Aug 1919. P23/61; Limerick City Archives
  • Journal of Lord Lansdowne’s agent mainly re property in Clonmacken, Co Limerick & in Limerick city, 1817-1832. D/2867; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Sale rental of the Limerick city estate of the Marquis of Lansdowne, with annotations re purchaser & price, Aug 1919. LM2009.1127 ; Limerick City Museum
  • Rent rolls of the Earl of Shelburne's estates in a number of counties including cos Tipperary & Waterford, 18th century. Microfillm P.8961; National Library of Ireland
  • Longfield map, map of lands of Killahagan, barony of Eliogarty, estate of Lady Shelburne, 8 Nov 1780. 21.F.46 (10); National Library of Ireland
  • Transcripts of reports to Elizabeth, Lady Shelburne, by Richard Orpen, on her estates in Co. Cork, including aifidavits relating to tenures, and notes of rents and numbers of tenants, acreages, etc., 1692. Ms. 12 L. 2 ; Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Menton, solicitor's collection, Roscrea, includes an original document of Henry Earl of Shelburne and John Damer re purchase of lands around Roscrea dated 1734. Box 16 (3) ; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources