Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brew

The Brew family were resident in Ennis, county Clare, from the mid 18th century. An agreement dated 1762 refers to Richard Brew of Donmore [Doonmore?] and to his deceased brother Tomkins Brew, who appears to have married Jane Chartres of Limerick. They had a son named Chartres Brew. This agreement concerned the lands of Moyarta. In 1782 Chartres Brew of Prospect married Rebecca daughter of Charles Adams of Killoe. Another Brew/Adams marriage took place in 1786 between Rebecca's sister Alice and Richard Brew of Tullycrine. By the first decade of the 19th century Chartres Brew was renting land from the Bloods of Applevale, Molonys of Cragg and the Bridgemans of Rathluby. In July 1860 258 acres of the estate of Chartres Brew at Toureen East and West, barony of Inchiquin, was advertised for sale in the Landed Estates' Court. By the time of Griffith's Valuation William Brew held land in the parishes of Killimer, barony of Clonderalaw and Kilrush, barony of Moyarta, while the representaives of Tomkins Brew held land in the parish of Kilnamona, barony of Inchiquin. Tomkins Brew was married to Jane Smith, half sister of Lady Charlotte O'Brien. In the 1870s William Brew of Leadmore, Kilrush owned 954 acres and Margaret Brew of Lisduff, Corofin, owned 291 acres in county Clare. Part of the lands of Newtown East (182 acres) the estate of Richard Brew of Newtown, parish and barony of Moyarta was advertised for sale in July 1867. On 14 December 1911, 395 acres the estate of Thomas F. Brew, deceased, were vested in the Congested Districts Board and a further 319 acres belonging to Michael S. Brew on 1 June 1915. For deeds concerning the Brew family, see http://brew.clients.ch/RegDeeds.htm

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Applevale Applevale Rath Corrofin Rath 19 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R259 877
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 57
Annagh Annagh Kilmurry Kilrush Kilmurry 85 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R043 766
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 57
Ballykett Ballykett Kilrush Kilrush Clooncoorha 100 Moyarta Clare OSI Ref: R009 577
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 64
Cloonkerry House Cloonkerry West Killofin Killadysert Killofin 73 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R157 532
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 64
Thornberry House Prospect Kilmurry Killala Coolmeen 71 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R142 561
OS Sheet: 58
Discovery map: 64
Willbrook Craggaunboy Rath Corrofin Rath 19 Inchiquin Clare OSI Ref: R238 876
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 57

Archival sources

  • Map of Wilbrook Lawn for William A. Brew, surveyed by Michael O’Loghlin, July 1827. 15 B. 9(15); National Library of Ireland
  • Memorial 324.218.214163 ; Registry of Deeds
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Brew, 10 July 1860, Vol 137-148; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brew, 10 July 1860, Vol 59 (86), MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brew, 4 July 1867, Vol 86 (27), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Brew, 4 July 1867, Vol 23, 85-90; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Donnell, 30 May 1885, Vol 148 (52), MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Inchiquin Papers, legal documents relating to the Jane Brew affair, 1812-1862. MSS 45,178-45,187; National Library of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources