Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Vincent (Summerhill)

The Vincents of county Clare were a branch of the Limerick family of that name. Burke's Landed Gentry (1958) records John Vincent of Limerick and Erinagh, county Clare, acquiring the lands of Trough and Knockdonagh, county Clare from John Ormsby of London in 1770. In 1783, Arthur Vincent, son of John Vincent of Limerick. married Mary, daughter of Berkeley Westropp. George Vincent of Errina and Berkeley Vincent of Summerhill were their sons. At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Vincent held land in the parishes of Clonkeen and Kilmurry, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick. At the same time George Vincent and his sons held land in the parishes of Kilmeen, barony of Duhallow and Donaghmore, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork. In the 1870s George Vincent of Erina owned 237 acres and Arthur Vincent of Shanagolden owned 267 acres in county Limerick, while Berkeley Vincent of Summer Hill, Castleconnell, owned 134 acres in county Clare, 121 acres in county Cork and 601 acres in county Tipperary. The Ordnance Survey Name Books note that Arthur Vincent held land in the parish of Emly, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary, from the Archbishop of Cashel. George Vincent held townlands there at the time of Griffith's Valuation, while John Vincent held land in the parishes of Clogher, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower and Kilruane, barony of Upper Ormond. The estate of John Vincent and his wife Catherine Hickman Vincent, Elizabeth Hickman Roe and William Humphreys, at Rapla (South) and South Hill was advertised for sale in May 1855. In the 1870s C.J.George Vincent of Dublin owned 605 acres, John Vincent of Millgrove House, Rathangan, owned 514 acres, John A. Vincent of Dublin owned 583 acres and Marshall C. Vincent of Rathangan owned 524 acres, all in county Tipperary. George Vincent of Dublin also owned 702 acres in county Cork. The estate of John Vincent, trustee of the will of Westby Percival, at Ballyspellane North, barony of Lower Ormond, was advertised for sale in January 1863. Ballyspellane North was in the possession of Margaret Perswell [Percival] at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Muckross House (Muckross Abbey) Muckross Killarney Killarney Muckross 74 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V969862
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 78
Summerhill Summerhill Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R655 626
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Errina House Errina Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R657 633
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Shanagolden House Shanagolden Demesne Shanagolden Rathkeale Shanagolden 142 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R253 478
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 64
Bansha House Templenahurney Clonbullogue Tipperary Bansha Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R959 337
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Southhill Southhill Kilruane Nenagh Nenagh Rural 88 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R889 820
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of Col Arthur Hare Vincent of Summerhill, Co Clare, descended from John Vincent, Sheriff of Limerick City 1696 & to his eldest son Brig Gen Sir Berkeley Vincent, KBE, CB, CMG, 23 Nov 1928. GO MS 111c: 110; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of George Vincent of Parteen, Co Clare, Mayor of Limerick 1761 & to his great grandson William Clark Vincent son of Captain William Read Vincent, 1 Oct 1873. GO MS 109:273-274; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Castleconnell, barony of Clanwilliam, 1942. Limerick North East 10 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Vincent, Roe & Humphreys, 15 May 1855, Vol 34 (65), MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Vincent & Percival, 13 Jan 1863, Vol 67 (2), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources