Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Callaghan/O'Callaghan Westropp (Kilgory & Maryfort)

The county Cork estates of the O'Callaghans were confiscated in the mid 17th century and the family settled at Mountallon, just south of O'Callaghansmills, in county Clare. In the mid 18th century they moved to Kilgorey. In 1785 Edmund O'Callaghan of Kilgory married Helen O'Brien and had four daughters who married respectively Thomas O'Reilly, the 3rd Earl of Kenmare, James Bagot and Gerald Dease. Kilgory was advertised for sale by them in the early 1860s. In May 1862, the Irish Times reports that it was purchased by Messers T. Fitzgerald and George Keogh, in trust. In 1784 John O'Callaghan married Catherine Colpoys of Ballycar, who eventually inherited Ballycar. Ballycar was advertised for sale in December 1850. George O'Callaghan of Maryfort married Mary Westropp of Fort Anne, which property came into the possession of her son John O'Callaghan. George O'Callaghan died of Famine fever on 31 Jan 1849, see inscription on his ledger MS 865 (NLI). In the 1870s Lieutenant Colonel John O'Callaghan of Maryfort owned 4,842 acres in county Clare. In November 1912 his estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballycar Ballycar Tomfinlough Ennis Tomfinlough 43 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R415 680
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 58
St Catherines Coolready Kilnoe Scarriff Boherglass 124 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R592 814
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 58
Coolreagh Coolreagh Beg Kilnoe Scarriff Coolreagh 127 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R598 834
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 58
Kilgory Kilgory Kilnoe Tulla Killuran 139 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R541 789
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 58
Fort Anne Fortane Beg Tulla Tulla Tulla 154 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R525 798
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 58
Maryfort Maryfort or Lismehane Tulla Tulla Tulla 154 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R527 812
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 58
Garruragh House Garruragh Tulla Tulla Tulla 154 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R509805
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Letter books of George O'Callaghan-Westropp, 30 items, 1896-1944. IE UCDA P38(1-41); University College, Dublin, Archives
  • O'Callaghan/Westropp Collection containing family and estate papers, including material re the Bodyke evictions 1887, 1750-1960.; East Clare Heritage Centre, Tuamgraney
  • List of Tenants on Colonel O'Callaghan's Estate, Bodyke, 1890's. http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/history/tenants_ocallaghans_estate.htm; Clare County Library
  • O’Callaghan Westropp Papers, deeds, correspondence, legal papers, family history, wills, accounts, maps, leases, rentals, Land Commission & Congested Districts Board papers, (unsorted collection), mid 18th to early 20th cents. PC 97 & PC 12,153-12,154 + Box List ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to George O’Callaghan, son of Lt Col John O’Callaghan of Maryfort and his wife Mary Johnston Westropp of Attyflin, in compliance with the will of his grandmother’s [Georgina Stamer] maternal uncle Capt Ralph Westropp of Monkstown, Co Dublin, the name and arms of O’Callaghan Westropp, 12 Oct 1885. GO MS 110: 75-76 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of O’Callaghan, of Clonmeen & Dromaneen, Co Cork, Mount Allon, Kilgorey, Leatherdon, Co Clare, c 900-1933. GO MS 177: 452-463 & 492; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of administration of effects of Thady O’Callaghan, late of Mount Allon, granted to his grandson Daniel McNamara, 1772. GO MS 143: 26; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Molony & O’Callaghan, 28 Apr 1854, Vol 27 (34), MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Molony & O’Callaghan, 28 Apr 1854, Vol 7, 1-6; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Molony & O'Callaghan, 8 July 1853, Vol 4, 77; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), O’Callaghan, 7 Dec 1860, Vol 29, 243-248; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Callaghan, 7 Dec 1860, Vol 60 (67), MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Reilly, Kenmare & Bagot, 11 July 1861, Vol 62 (59) & 8 May 1862, 65 (14), MRGS 39/031 & 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), O’Reilly, Kenmare & Bagot, 11 July 1861, Vo 28, 13-54 & 8 May 1862, Vol 27, 11-32 (with list of purchasers); James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Rentals of O'Callaghan Westropp estate, 19th century. MSS 865-867; National Library of Ireland
  • O'Callaghan Westropp Papers. LE9; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Account Book of O'Callaghan Servants' Wages, 1824-1857. MS 3250; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), Molony & O’Callaghan, 8 July 1853, Vol 35; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes legal papers, rentals & accounts, household account & miscellaneous items etc. re the Jacksons of Inane, 18th & 19th centuries. Associated families Curtis of Inane, O'Callaghan of Kilgorey, Co Clare & O'Brien of Prospect, Co Tipperary. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3889-3895, T.11,830-11,841, D.21,039-21,066 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives
  • Twigge Collections, Add. MSS 39259-39270, historical, topographical and genealogical collections relating to Clan Chuiléin "Macnamara's Country" in east Clare. Microfilm copies in Local Studies Centre, Clare County Library, Ennis.; British Library

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