Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Browne (Newgrove)

The Brownes were Elizabethan settlers. In 1765 Thomas Browne of Newgrove married Mary Wesby and had three sons, Edmund, William and Thomas. Edmund married Anne Hickman of Kilmore in 1798 and had a son and two daughters, one of whom, Mary, married Francis Gore. Their son died young and was succeeded by his uncle Thomas in 1813. The following year Thomas Browne married Elizabeth Comyn. They had no children and when Elizabeth died in 1864 the estate was inherited by Wyndham Brady, a grandson of Thomas's sister Mary who had married Henry Brady of Raheens. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Browne estate was centred on the parishes of Feakle and Tulla, barony of Tulla Upper, but the Brownes also had land in the parishes of Clooney, Inchicronan, Quin, in the barony of Bunratty Upper and in the parishes of Abbey and Oughtmama in the barony of Burren.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newgrove Ballyslattery or Newgrove Tulla Tulla Newgrove 144 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R451 807
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 58
Tyredagh Castle Tyredagh Lower Tulla Tulla Newgrove 144 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R457 820
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Browne, Arthur & Sexton, 26 June 1860, Vol 29, 125-136; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Browne, Arthur & Sexton, 26 June 1860, Vol 59 (52) MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Hunt & De Vere Family of Currahchase, Co Limerick Papers, include correspondence between members of the Browne family of Newgrove, 1755-1767. P22; Limerick City Archives
  • Leases, correspondence & other papers, re mines in Cos Clare & Tipperary, George Pleydell Wilton, solicitor, London, C.L. Barnwell, E.Pycroft & Browne of Newgrove, Smith of Moyrisk, Westropp of Cacker, Stafford O'Brien, 1850s. 999/313; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources