Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Finch (Tullamore Park)

An English family who settled in county Tipperary in the 17th century. Lieutenant Colonel Simon Finch was granted over 3,400 acres there in 1666. They intermarried with a number of county Clare land owning families such as the Purdons, Singletons and Bradys. Edward Finch of Kilcoleman married Margaret Purdon of Tinerana, county Clare. The Finchs of Tullamore are descended from their eldest son, Simon, and the Finchs of Kilcoleman and Maryville from their second son, William. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Finch estates were in the parishes of Burgesbeg, Monsea and Youghalarra, barony of Owney and Arra. The estate of John Finch in the barony of Owney and Arra, amounting to 1,593 acres was advertised for sale in April 1864. In 1867 part of the lands of Cragroe (172 acres), barony of Tulla Upper, county Clare, was advertised for sale, the estate of Edward Finch. In the 1870s John Finch of Tullamore Park, Nenagh, county Tipperary and Cragroe, Tulla, county Clare, owned 1,579 acres in county Tipperary and 129 acres in county Clare, George Massy Finch of Bloomfield, Newport, owned 883 acres in county Tipperary and Hugh Finch of Rathurles owned 147 acres. At the same time George W. Finch of Maryville owned 143 acres in county Limerick and William Finch of Kilcoleman owned 412 acres in county Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Maryville Maryville Ballycahane Croom Kilpeacon Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R556 447
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65
Clonmacken Clonmacken St Munchins Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R546 568
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Abbeyville Monaster South Monasteranenagh Croom Abbeyville 13 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R552 405
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65
Rathurles Rathurles Kilruane Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R907 802
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Bloomfield Newport Kilvellane Nenagh Newport 96 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R721 616
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 59
Tullamore Park Tullamore Monsea Nenagh Youghalarra 101 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R828 795
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59
Kilcolman Kilcolman Youghalarra Nenagh Youghalarra 101 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R821 783
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Finch of Watford in Herefordshire, of Kilcolman & Tullamore Park, Co Tipperary, Maryville, Co Clare & The Abbey, Co Limerick, c 1544-1842. GO MS 175: 247-253; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of estate of Finch family in barony of Oweny & Arra, Co Tipperary & in Feakle, Co Clare, 1858 & sale Tipperary estate 19 Apr 1864. M.5514(1-3); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Finch, 7 May 1867, Vol 23, 37-42 (with note re purchaser); James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Finch, 7 May 1867, Vol 85 (18), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Manister, barony of Pubblebrien, 1943. Limerick North East 26; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Transfer of Property under Land Judges, estate of Laura E Bennett, part of Ballyregan townland, [parish of Ballycahane, barony of Pubblebrien], in envelope addressed to Colonel G W Finch, Maryville, Kilpeacon, 16 Jan 1894. LM0000.4595; Limerick City Museum
  • Collis-Sandes Papers include records re the Finch family & lands in Cos Cork, Kerry & Limerick (Croom), 1772-1918. PC 217 (1) Bundle (6); National Library of Ireland
  • Records of the Rous family, Earls of Stradbroke, include a lease for a year of an estate of several thousand acres in half-barony of Owny, in county palatine of Tipperary. Symon Finch of Killicleman, co. Tipperary, Esq. to Edward Warter of Bilboa, co. Limerick, Esq, 20 September 1681. HB26/412/743 ; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Finch, 19 Apr 1864, Vol 72 (12), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources