Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Westropp (Coolreagh)

Ralph Westropp, Mayor of Limerick 1800-1801, third son of Ralph Westropp of Lismehane (Mary Fort, Fortane), parish of Tulla, county Clare, and Attyflin, county Limerick, bought Coolreagh, parish of Kilnoe, barony of Tulla Upper, from the O’Briens. In 1795 he married Harriet Vereker, sister of the 2nd Viscount Gort and they had two sons Ralph and John and three daughters. Their eldest son Ralph Westropp of Monkstown, county Dublin, died unmarried in 1883 and left his estates comprised of 2,352 acres in 1878, to his sister Mary Stamer's grandson George O’Callaghan, who in 1885 assumed the additional surname of Westropp. The main part of Ralph Westropp’s estate was in the parish of Kilnoe but he also held land in the parishes of Kilmihil, barony of Clonderalaw, Kilmacduane and Moyarta, barony of Moyarta. It is likely that the Smyth Bloods of Castlefergus, parish of Doora, barony of Bunratty Upper, held their estate from him. In 1852 Ralph Westropp's nephew Ralph Westropp junior of St Catherines married Catherine O'Callaghan of Maryfort. In the 1870s the representatives of Ralph Westropp junior owned 1,784 acres in county Clare.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
St Catherines Coolready Kilnoe Scarriff Boherglass 124 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R592 814
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 58
Coolreagh Coolreagh Beg Kilnoe Scarriff Coolreagh 127 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R598 834
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 58
Fort Edward Coolready Kilnoe Scarriff Boherglass 124 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R596 813
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Copy of grant of arms to George O’Callaghan, son of Lt Col John O’Callaghan of Maryfort and his wife Mary Johnston Westropp of Attyflin, in compliance with the will of his grandmother’s [Georgina Stamer] maternal uncle Capt Ralph Westropp of Monkstown, Co Dublin, the name and arms of O’Callaghan Westropp, 12 Oct 1885. GO MS 110: 75-76; National Library of Ireland
  • O’Callaghan-Westropp Papers; additional papers re Crowe, O’Callaghan & Westropp families & to estates in Co Clare, c 150 items, 1745-1925. (unsorted collection); National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of O’Callaghan-Westropp estates in Co Clare, mainly in barony of Tulla Upper, 1830-1842, 1853-1882, 1865-1882. MS 865-867; National Library of Ireland
  • 8 maps of estate of Ralph Westropp with names of tenants, 1844. 6 additional maps of estate of G. O’Callaghan Westropp, 1893-1895. 21 F. 126; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of Robert L. Brown, [of Clonboy] agent for estates in Cos Clare, Limerick & Tipperary, including Ralph Westropp, 1866-1877. MS 5587 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Field Notebook from 1881 of Thomas Johnson Westropp, antiquary, containing family trees & other genealogical information re the different branches of the Westropp family. PP/2; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources