Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Peacocke (Barntick)

Burke records the purchase by George Peacocke of an estate in the barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick, in the reign of Charles II. From his nephew descend the Peacock of Graige and Fort Etna, county Limerick and Barntic, county Clare. The Peacocke family owned an estate centred on Barntick, county Clare, in the second half of the 18th century and the early 19th century. George Peacocke bought the property from the sale of the Hickman estate in the 1760s. He died in 1773 and was succeeded by his son Joseph who was a Justice of the Peace and at one time High Sheriff of county Clare. Joseph Peacocke was knighted in 1800 for his support of the Act of Union and died in 1812. The estate was divided between his two sons Sir Nathaniel and the Reverend William. By the 1820s the estate was put up for sale by the Court of Chancery. Joseph Power writes that it was about this time that the Roche family of Carass, county Limerick purchased the property. Sir Francis Peacocke 3rd Baronet still owned some land in the parish of Crecora, barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick at the time of Griffith's Valuation.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Barntick Barntick Clareabbey Ennis Clareabbey 31 Islands Clare OSI Ref: R328 723
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 58
Greenmount Greenmount Crecora Croom Crecora 3 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R529 497
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Pass House Pass Killeely Limerick Killeely 117 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R547598
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Sir Joseph Peacock Bt of Barntick, Co Clare, 14 Dec 1802. GO MS 105: 18; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy grant of arms to George Montagu Warren Peacocke, MP, nephew & heir of Gen Sir Marmaduke W. Peacocke & grandson of Marmaduke Peacocke of Graige & Barntie, Co Clare, & his wife Mary Sandford, on assuming name & arms of Sandford, 26 Jan 1866. GO MS 109: 97-98; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Peacocke Barts of Graige, Co Limerick, Barntic, Co Clare & South Hill, Clifden, Co Galway, c 1630-1876. GO MS 114:196-197; National Library of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Peacocke family of Limerick, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8 ; National Archives of Ireland

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