Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Parker (Castlelough & Ballyvalley)

Captain John Parker was granted 1,242 acres in the barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary in 1667. Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904) states that the Parker family were established at Dunkipp, county Limerick, in the late 17th century. Early generations married members of the Irby and Massy families. In 1761 Anthony Parker married Anne, daughter of Standish Grady of Elton, county Limerick. They were the parents of Anthony, the Reverend Standish and William of Ballyvally. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, William Parker held land in the parish of Kilseily, barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare and the representatives of Anthony Parker held land in the parishes of Castlelyons and Clondulane, barony of Condons and Clangibbon, county Cork. The Ordnance Survey Name Books indicate that Rev. Standish Parker of Castlelough owned lands in the parish of Ardfert, county Kerry in the 1830s. At the same time the representatives of the Reverend Standish Grady Parker held an estate in the parishes of Castletownarra and Youghalarra, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. Thomas and William Parker also held land in this locality while the estate of John Parker was in the parish of Glenkeen, barony of Kilnamanagh Upper. In the 1870s Anthony Parker of Castlelough, Killaloe, county Limerick owned 60 acres in county Clare, 643 acres in county Cork and 3,806 acres in county Tipperary. His uncle, William Parker of Ballyvalley, owned 588 acres in county Clare. John Parker of Brookfield owned 1,711 acres and William Parker of Landsdowne, Portross owned 647 acres in county Tipperary. In 1867 Anthony Parker of Castlelough married Anna Hutchinson of Timoney Park, Roscrea and in 1891 their son Standish Grady John Parker assumed the additional name of Hutchinson and inherited Timoney Park. The lands of Boolaglass, near Nenagh, were advertised for sale in October 1865, the estate of Thomas and Anthony Parker.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyvally Ballyvally Killaloe Scarriff Killaloe 121 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R691 739
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 58
Timoney Park Timoney Corbally Roscrea Timoney 121 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S189 847
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 60
Castletown Castletown Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R822 925
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 53
Brookfield Brookfield Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R816 949
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53
Fort William Corrowle Modreeny Borrisokane Ballylusky 13 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R935 884
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 59
Castlelough Castlelough Castletownarra Nenagh Castletown 99 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R738 827
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 59
Landsdown Landsdown Castletownarra Nenagh Castletown 99 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R748 811
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 59
Garrykennedy Garrykennedy Castletownarra Nenagh Castletown 99 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R759 833
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • 37 maps of the Parker estate, mainly in Co Tipperary, but also in Cos Clare & Limerick, 1655-1840. 21 F 13 (30) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of will of Rev Anthony Irby of Clonmore, Co Limerick, 1703. [Anthony Irby DD married Alice Massy and they had a daughter Alice who married John Parker of Dunkip, Co Limerick and from him the Parkers of Castlelough & Castletown, Co Tipperary are descended]. GO MS 141:296 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Xerox copy documents relating to the Henn family, including reference to the Walcott, Massy, Coote, Mahon & Parker families & lands in Co Clare, 1727-1861. 999/383 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Rev John Parker & lease of Rathbane, 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
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Anthony Parker, High sheriff of Co. Limerick, 1761, and of Tipperary, 1768, and to his grandson, Anthony Parker, eldest son and heir of the Rev. Standish Grady Parker, all of Castle Lough, Co. Tipperary, Oct. 22, 1877. Genealogical Office: Ms. 109, pp. 393-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Standish Grady John Parker of Timoney Park, Co. Tipperary, only son of Anthony Parker of Castle Lough by Anna Christina daughter of John Dawson Hutchinson of Timoney Park, on his assuming under Royal Licence the name and arms of Parker Hutchinson, May 6, 1891. Genealogical Office: Ms. 110, pp. 133-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Original correspondence from Rev. Samuel Hayman of South Abbey, Youghal, to J. N. C. Atkins Davis, MD. RA., Genealogist, re Parker of Lansdown, Hydes of Castle Hyde and Killarney, written 1845 -- 1869. Genealogical Office: Ms.802, p.14 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Grand Jury lists (mostly newscuttings) for the counties of Tipperary and Limerick, 1765-1800, together with a certificate of appointment of Anthony Parker as captain in the Limerick militia, 1740, and a genealogical tree of the Studdert family. MS. 7331 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Release by John Parker, of Newtown, Co. Tipperary, to Robert Crowe of Nutfield, Co. Clare of lands in Doone, Newcastle, etc. in Co. Westmeath and Nutfield, Co. Clare, Feb. 11, 1778. D. 18,678 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Parker Hutchinson Papers, estate & family, mainly 18th & 19th centuries. Ms 11,416-11,420, Ms 12,038-12,066, D.20,008-20,206; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Parker, (Carrickmadden), 19 Feb 1864, Vol 71 (44), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Parker, 10 Oct 1865, Vol 78 (39), MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to property of the Lenigan family in and near Thurles, Co. Tipperary, especially the Castle Fogarty estate, with references to families of Armstrong, Evans, Fogarty, Parker & Mathew, 18th-19th centuries. D.23,432-500; M.5302-42; T. 12,780-5 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Records re the Parker family and lands at Drumroe and Fort William, 19th century. 99/56/10/12/10-11 & 99/56/10/20/5-6; National Archives of Ireland
  • Collis & Ward, solicitor's collection, include probate and copy birth certificate of John George Parker of Brookfield, 1886. T.6244; National Archives of Ireland
  • Menton, solicitor's collection, which contain deeds & rentals re Parker - Reeves estate at Culahill, Coleen, Carrimadden, Co. Laois & Tipperary, 19th-20th centuries. Boxes 38, 43 & 46 ; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

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