Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Quin (Quinsborough)

Lord George Quin was the second son of Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort and Mary, only daughter and heir of George Quin of Quinsborough, parish of St Patricks, barony of Bunratty Lower, county Clare, second son of Valentine Quin of Adare. In 1814 Lord George married a daughter of the 2nd Earl Spencer and they had two sons and one daughter. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation the Quin estate was in the parishes of Kilfintinan, Killeely and St Patricks, barony of Bunratty Lower, Kilseily, barony of Tulla Lower and Rath, barony of Inchiquin, county Clare, Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick and Clogher, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Lord George Quin of London owned 2,850 acres in county Clare, 889 acres in county Limerick and 3,078 acres in county Tipperary. In May 1866 part of the Quin estate in the barony of Tulla Lower was advertised for sale.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Quinsborough Parteen St Patricks Limerick Ballyglass 113 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R575 604
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Willbrook Craggaunboy Rath Corrofin Rath 19 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R238 876
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 57
Bunkers Hill Ballymorris Kilfintinan Limerick Cratloe 116 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R473 598
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Quin of Adare, Earls of Dunraven & of Quinsborough, 1709-1838. GO MS 171: 499-500; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Lord George Taylor on his assuming name & arms of Quin in conformity with will of his maternal grandfather George Quin, of Quinsborough, 1 Mar 1813. GO MS 106: 42; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Quin, 15 May 1866, Vol 24, 31-40; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Inchiquin, O’Brien & Macnamara, 29 Apr 1866, Vol 81 (25), MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Quin, 15 May 1866, Vol 81 (45), MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Quin of Quinsborough estate papers, 18th-19th centuries. WR 985; Northamptonshire Record Office
  • Xerox copies of lease & map of Ballymorris, Co Clare, George Quin of Quinsborough to Michael Ryan, Ross, 1787, also account books & genealogical information [re Ryan family] 1820-1866. 999/445; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the property in Co. Tipperary of the Quin family, 1787-1846. Associated names, Brabazon, Croker. D. 17,752-8; M. 2182-8; T. 7173 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources