Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sampson (Scarriff & Belmont)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Sampson held six townlands in the parish of Moynoe, barony of Tulla Upper, and also land in the parish of Killokennedy, barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare. George Sampson also owned land in four county Clare baronies. Lilla Sampson in her book on the Sampson family gives genealogical trees for the descendants of John Sampson and his wife Marcella O'Callaghan. They had three sons, the eldest of whom was Denis. He married Charlotte Petré and they had a number of sons including John (father of Donat Sampson of Bayswater, London), Dr Francis C. Sampson and George Sampson of Belmont, Castle Connell, county Limerick, who married Anna Lyons of Croome House, county Limerick. They were the parents of Colonel George Dennis Sampson. The Sampsons appear to have acquired extensive estates in county Clare by the 1870s as Donat Sampson of London owned 8,501 acres in the county and George Sampson of Belmount, county Limerick, owned 3,596 acres. They both held untenanted land in the Scariff district in 1906.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moyriesk Moyriesk Doora Ennis Spancelhill 24 Bunratty Upper Clare OSI Ref: R408 773
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
St Catherines Coolready Kilnoe Scarriff Boherglass 124 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R592 814
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 58
Belmont Stradbally North Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R657 619
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Chancery [sale] rental & map of estate of Donal Sampson in barony of Tulla Upper, Co Clare, not dated. 999/505/11-12; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources