Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lloyd (Beechmount)

In 1805 Colonel Thomas Lloyd purchased Beechmount in the parish of Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower. He was the son of the Reverend Thomas Lloyd and his second wife, Frances, daughter of John Bateman of Altavilla, county Limerick. In 1797, their son Thomas married Catherine Evans of Miltown Castle. Thomas and Catherine were the parents of Thomas of Beechmount and Eyre of Prospect, county Limerick. Colonel Thomas F. Lloyd owned 209 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s while his brother Arthur Lloyd also with an address at Beechmount owned 304 acres. Their half sister married John Maunsell of the Ballywilliam family and the Maunsell entry in ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' suggests she succeeded to much of her father's estate. Cloonkerry House appears to have been a Lloyd residence in the mid 19th century. Elizabeth Lloyd who lived there at the time of Griffith’s Valuation was a Barclay. She was married to Reverend John Lloyd, fourth son of Col Thomas Lloyd of Beechmount. Her grandson Thomas Lloyd later lived at Thornberry. Part (420 acres) of the Jacob estate at Johnstown, county Tipperary, sold to Elizabeth Lloyd, widow, in 1853, was offered for sale again in November 1875 and June 1876. Some lots were purchased in trust by John Mockler and Michael Dalton.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
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
Beechmount Beechmount Demesne Rathkeale Rathkeale Rathkeale Rural 130 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R377 417
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • A book of maps of the estate of Thomas Lloyd of Beechmount, 1850. 16 F 10; National Library of Ireland
  • 60 deeds re family of Lloyd & Eyre Lloyd of Prospect, Co Limerick & lands in that county, mid 18th-late 19th centuries. D 11,105-11,164; National Library of Ireland
  • 9 deeds re property of Lloyd family of Rathkeale, 18th -19th centuries. D 20,211-20,219; National Library of Ireland
  • Letters, a rent roll & some accounts re estate of Lloyd family near Rathkeale, mid 19th century. MS 11,429; National Library of Ireland
  • Typescript copies of various documents including epitaph & extracts from tributes to Col Richard Lloyd, died 1813. MS 13,652; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown of Clonboy Papers, include deeds re Thomas Lloyd of Beechmount & premises in Rathkeale, 1813-1817. D 11,230-11,285; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lloyd & Thomas, 12 Nov 1875, Vol 121 (24), MRGS 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources