Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brown (Clonboy)

A family who settled at Clonboy, O'Briensbridge, county Clare in the early 18th century. They married members of prominent families in the locality including the Vincent and Odell families of Limerick. In 1752 John Brown of Danesford and Mount Brown married Meliora daughter and co heir of Colonel Henry Southwell, second son of Thomas Ist Viscount Southwell. From their two sons descend the Browns of Clonboy and the Browns of Mount Brown. Their daughters married Robert Peppard of Cappagh, John Finch, George Hewson and Michael Cantillon Heffernon. Their grandsons resided in a number of houses in the Rathkeale locality of county Limerick in the mid 19th century. In July 1862 lands belonging to Robert Lidwill Brown in the barony of Clanwilliam were advertised for sale. In the 1870s Robert Lidwill Brown of Eden Terrace, Limerick, owned 893 acres in county Clare. He acted as an estate agent for a number of landowners in counties Clare and Limerick.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonboy Clonboy O'Brienbridge Limerick Fahnymore 106 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R649 686
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 58
Spraymount Ballybunnion Killeheny Listowel Killehenny Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q864420
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 63
Danesfort Ballywinterrourke Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballyallinan 133 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R366 396
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Fort William House Bealduvroga Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballingarry 7 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R418 376
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65
Springmount Ballynamucky Rathkeale Croom Balllingarry 7 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R402 363
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65
Mount Southwell House Enniscoush Rathkeale Rathkeale Rathkeale Rural 130 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R359 409
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Wilton Graigue Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballyallinan 133 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R371 397
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Court Lodge Courtmatrix Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballyallinan 133 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R351 403
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Caherline House Lisnagry Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R657 597
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Brown Papers, miscellaneous documents, including legal documents, cash accounts, correspondence and genealogies of the Brown family & others, mainly 19th century. MS 8989-8999 & MS 1653; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, list of items auctioned & prices received at Clonboy, 1838. MS 9485; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of bog bordered by Clonboy, 1830. 21 F. 75(6); National Library of Ireland
  • Letter book of Robert L. Brown [of Clonboy] JP of Limerick , including some correspondence re litigation in his capacity as agent, with tenants of estates in Cos Clare & Limerick, 1864-1868. MS 4747; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of Robert L. Brown, [of Clonboy] agent for estates in Cos Clare, Limerick & Tipperary, including Robert L. Brown of Lisnagry and John Brown of Clonboy, 1866-1877. MS 5587 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, personal correspondence of Robert L. Brown of Limerick estate agent and rentals of estates of E.W. Burton (1882) & trustees Mrs Kate Westropp (1878) in Co Limerick and John Brown at Clounboy, Co Clare (1841) & case Maunsell v Hunt (1815), 1768-1882. MS 8839; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of George Westropp's estates in Cos Clare, Limerick &Tipperary kept by R. L. Brown, 1866-1875. MS 5587-5589 & MS 5396-5397 ; National Library of Ireland
  • John Browne of Bridgetown, Co Clare, probate, 5 July 1834. Fred Sutton solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 1/698, T.4970; National Archives of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, ledger connected with the Stamer/de Rovigo estate, 1854-1863. MS 9289; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brown, 3 July 1862, Vol 66 (14), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 49 deeds re property of families of Browne & Pearce in Limerick city, c 1700-1795. D 13,144-13,192; National Library of Ireland
  • 140 deeds re properties of Westropp & Browne families in Cos Limerick & Tipperary, 19th century. D 13,192-13,332; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, contain deeds re the Pearse, Maunsell, Hunt, Rice, Lloyd of Beechmount & Prospect, 1676-1878. D 11,230-11,285; National Library of Ireland
  • Hoey & Dennings, solicitor's collection, includes original probate of will of Edward Brown of Wilton, 1866. Small Accs. Index 99, Parcel 76; National Archives of Ireland

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