Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Purdon (Tinerana)

The Purdons were active in the affairs of Limerick city but lived in the parish of Ogonnelloe, barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare, from the mid 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. In the mid 18th century George Purdon married Arabella, daughter and co heir of William Causabon of Carrig, near Mallow, county Cork. Lewis writes in 1837 that, with the exception of 97 acres, the whole parish was in their possession. In the 1850s they held 16 townlands in the parish. George F. Purdon of Tinerana owened 6,298 acres in county Clare in the 1870s. His only son, William Casaubon Purdon, died unmarried in 1893 and the estate was inherited by his two sisters who sold it to the Gleeson family in 1901. A cousin, Reverend William John Purdon of Kingstown, Dublin, held five townlands in each of the parishes of Kilfinaghta and Kilfintinan, barony of Bunratty Lower at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He had two daughters, Emily Jane and Anna Maria. Over 500 acres located in the barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, in the possession of Reverend John Head and Simon G. Purdon, were sold in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1853. Mr. McDermott is reported to have purchased the property in trust for over £12,000.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Tinerana Rahena Beg Ogonnelloe Scarriff Ogonnelloe 122 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R694 791
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 58
Newgarden Newgarden North Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R649 610
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Map of Ballyhorigg (Ballycorrick?) in Clondagad parish, property of John Purdon, 1751. Old Misc Vol A, Map no 142; National Archives of Ireland
  • Genealogical notes on Purdon of Tinerana by Charles French Blake Foster, c 1865. MS 13,560; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, sale of lands of Inisbaltry & Dromartin, by Charles Boyle, 3rd Earl of Cork, to trustees [James Daly of Dunsandle and Honora Daly, his wife, daughter of Simon Purdon of Tyreanah], for £412 part of marriage portion of Honora Daly, late in possession of Edward Nagle, Co Clare, 24 & 25 July 1705. MS 6146; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey File, Parish of Ogonnelloe, 1940s, Clare East 15.; Clare County Library
  • Map of Rathbane & Dromroe in the liberties of Limerick city, the property of W. Purdon, 1768, Map of Rathbane, 1770. Old Misc. Vol A Map Nos 132, 144; National Archives of Ireland
  • Estate map of Tinarana, Co. Clare, 1929. LM1993.0185; Limerick City Museum
  • 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
  • District Justice Liam Price collection, includes documents re estate of William J. Purdon, Co Limerick, rental, accounts & map of Rossbrien (28 Sept 1770) of estate of George Purdon Drew, 18th century & rental & accounts of estate of Simon Purdon, 19th century. Small Accs Index 23. M. 7224, Also M.156-159; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mr Justice Liam Price collection includes rental of Purdon estate at Ballybrohane [Ballybroughan?] 1852-1853, also legal opinions & tenants' rental for Limerick office 1836 etc, 1822-1866. Small Accs. Index 1/318, D.5121-5130; National Archives of Ireland

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