Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Rice

The estate of Justice D. Rice of Bushmount, Causeway, amounted to over 1200 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. The Rice family held lands in the Dingle area in the eighteenth and nineteenth century and the Bushmount family were descended from them. Smith indicates that the Dingle family descend from Stephen Rice, granted lands in the Dingle area during the reign of Elizabeth I. He also notes that Edward Rice was granted an estate in Kerry under the Act of Settlement in 1667. In 1867, the rental of lands in the barony of Clanmaurice, belonging to Thomas Roche Rice, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The rental of lands held on lease from Stephen Edward Rice by John Murphy was offered for sale in May of the same year.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bushmount Knockercreeveen Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q851320
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63
Milford/Millview Balinbranhig Rattoo Listowel Dromartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q858334
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 63

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Rice of Ballingolin [later Burnham], county Kerry, c.1540-1797. Genealogical Office Ms.161, 71. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Rice of Dingle and Ballymacdoyle, county Kerry & Nantes, France, 1613-1766. Genealogical Office Ms.165, 23-26. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Rice of Ballymacdoyle, county Kerry, c.1650-1771. Genealogical Office Ms.164, 99. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of lands of Thomas Rice at Ballymacdoyle and Knockeen, Dingle. 1758. 21 F 75(6); National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendents of Justice Dominick Rice of Bushmount, 1912. Genealogical Office Ms.111a, 91. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copies of correspondence of Stephen Edward Rice and summary of rents of Coolkeragh, 1806-23. Ms.605 F. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Wills of the Rice family of Tralee & Mount Trenchard, 1806, 1832. Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong solicitors' collection, Small Accessions Index 47, T.3358-3360; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Rice, 12 March 1867, Vol 84, MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Murphy, 3 May 1867, Vol 85, MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Trant Papers, include documents re the Rice family, 1606-1911. Collection List A14, MSS 31,554-31,645 & D 27,807-27,890; National Library of Ireland
  • Mrs A. Kelly Collection, includes rental of such parts of the estate of William Lock in Co Kerry, agent Thomas & Stephen Edward Rice, 1801-1802. Small Accs Index 1/671(20); National Archives of Ireland
  • Trant Papers, estate and family papers of the Trant family of Cos Kerry, Cork, Limerick & Tipperary, 1606-1911, includes references to this family. Collection List 14, MSS 31,554-31,645 & D 27,807-27,890 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources