Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Westropp (Attyflin)

Montiford Westropp settled in county Limerick in the mid 17th century. His son Montiford purchased the lands of Attyflin from the Chichester House Commissioners in 1703, formerly part of the estate of James II. The Westropps had estates in both counties Clare and Limerick. Their county Clare estate was mainly in the barony of Clonderalaw, parishes of Killofin and Kilmihil but they also had land in other baronies. Kierse writes that the Ross estate in the parish of O'Briensbridge, near Killaloe, county Clare, was purchased from the Pearse family who had held the 380 acres from the 17th century. On 27 May 1858 a sale was held of fee simple and fee farm estates in the baronies of Bunratty Lower, Tulla Upper and Clonderalaw, county Clare (approximately 7,000 acres), Clanwilliam, county Limerick (131 acres) and Fermoy, county Cork (386 acres) belonging to John Westropp. Colonel Henry White bought 2,500 acres in the barony of Clonderalaw. William O'Meara bought 143 acres of Knockbaneboy, barony of Tulla Upper, and advertised them for sale again in January 1863. In the 1870s the Massy Westropp of Attyflin estate amounted to 3,683 acres in county Clare, 592 acres in county Limerick and 387 acres in county Cork .

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonmoney West Clonmoney West Bunratty Ennis Drumline 40 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R427 625
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
Doonass Doonass Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R649 617
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Clonboy Clonboy O'Brienbridge Limerick Fahnymore 106 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R649 686
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 58
Ross Ross O'Brienbridge Limerick O'Briens Bridge 111 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R669 692
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 58
Attyflin Attyflin Killonahan Limerick Patrick's Well 56 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R518 482
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Westropp family, Co Clare, 1275-1945. MS 12,159; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Westropp family of York, Limerick city & of Cos Limerick, Cork, Clare & of New Zealand, 1572-1884. GO MS 180: 320-344; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, cash accounts etc re John Brown of Clonboy 1820-1856 & rent receipts book of George Westropp re lands at Clonboy, 1870-1871. MS 8990; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Westropp estates in Cos Clare & Tipperary, mid 19th century. MS 10,080; National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of Westropp family estate in Cos Clare & Limerick, 1871 & 1877, Robert L. Brown, agent [of Clonboy]. MS 5397; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Westropp of Attyflin & Melon/Mullan, Co Limerick, Bunratty, Co Clare, Carduggan, Co Cork & Cork city, 1698-1771. GO MS 142: 109-110; National Library of Ireland
  • Manuscript notes on family of Westropp of Yorkshire, Kilkerin, Lismehane & Doonass, co Clare & Attyflin, co Limerick, 1911 (original in possession of Capt J.F.R. Massy-Westropp, Ballyhannan, Quin, Co Clare). Microfilm P 3661; National Library of Ireland
  • Manuscript map, tracing of Killegy (Ryan) the property of George Westropp, with names of tenants, mid 19th century. 21 F. 74(4); National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of Robert L. Brown, [of Clonboy] agent for estates in Cos Clare, Limerick & Tipperary, including George Westropp, 1866-1877. MS 5587-5589 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Westropp, 27 May 1858, Vol 51 (58), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Westropp, 27 May 1858, Vol 11, 23-158; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), O’Meara, 15 Jan 1863, Vol 26, 1-4; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Meara, 15 Jan 1863, Vol 67 (4), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), McNamara, O’Meara & O’Brien, 13 Jan 1880, Vol 19, 120; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), McNamara, O’Meara & O’Brien, 13 Jan 1880, Vol 138 (2), MRGS 39/061, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association File, Parish of Doonass, 1940s, Clare East 5.; Clare County Library
  • 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
  • Copy will & grant of Thomas Westropp of O'Briens Bridge, 1828. Small Accessions Index 49, T.2283; 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
  • Memorial 1858.23.89; Registry of Deeds
  • 140 deeds re properties of Westropp & Browne families in Cos Limerick & Tipperary, 19th century. D 13,192-13,332; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Westropp of Attyflin & Melon/Mullan, Co Limerick, Bunratty, Co Clare, Carduggan, Co Cork & Cork city, 1698-1771. GO MS 142: 109-110; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Patrick's Well/Ballybrown, barony of Pubblebrien, 1943. Limerick North East 30; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • William B. Fitt & Co, auctioneers, 46 O'Connell St., Limerick, inventories & valuations of Co Limerick properties, including Attyflin, 1943. Ref. 1993.0162; Limerick City Museum
  • Jameson, solicitors collection, included copy wills of Thomas Johnston Westropp of Ross House, Co Clare, 1838 & John Westropp of Attyflin, Co Limerick, 1830. Small Accs. Index 53, T.1348-1359; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Westropp of Limerick, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland

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