Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Pery

Sometime in the mid 17th century Susanna Sexton, eventually heiress to the Sexton estates in county Limerick, married Edmond Pery of Croom, county Limerick. In 1677 Bartholomew Stackpole was granted over 3,000 acres in county Clare and the power to hold fairs at Stackpole Court [Ballymulcashel, parish of Kilfinaghta] on specific days of the year. His estate passed to the Pery family due to the marriage of his daughter to Colonel Edmond Sexton Pery. The Perys later inherited the Munster estates of the Hartstonge family through marriage with a member of the Ormsby family of Cloghran, Co Mayo. Edmond Henry Pery was created Earl of Limerick in 1802. By the early 1850s the Earl of Limerick's county Clare estate was in the parishes of Quin, barony of Bunratty Upper and Clonlea and Kilseily, barony of Tulla Lower. The Earl's county Limerick estate was in the parishes of Kildimo, barony of Kenry, Knockainy and Monasteranenagh, barony of Smallcounty and in Liberties and city of Limerick and his county Cork estate was in the parishes of Castlemagner, barony of Duhallow, Caherduggan, barony of Fermoy and Little Island, barony of Barrymore. The latter was leased to the Burys of Little Island. The county Cork estate was advertised for sale in May 1872 and was comprised of 1,594 acres in the barony of Duhallow held in fee simple and fee farm rents out of 1,681 acres at Little Island, barony of Barrymore and 539 acres at Derryvillane, barony of Fermoy. Seven lots were sold to Sir Henry Beecher for over £38,000 while the lot in the Barony of Fermoy was bought in trust for Sergeant Armstrong. Griffith's Valuation also records the trustees of the Earl of Limerick holding land in the barony of Coshma parishes of Bruff, Dromin, Tullabracky and Uregare, county Limerick. Daniel Barrington was the agent for the estate in the 1840s. Up to the mid 19th century the main residence of the Earls of Limerick was in Henry Street, Limerick, later occupied by St Munchin' s College. By the end of the 19th century they were mainly absentee and their main residence was at Welwyn, Hertfordshire. In the 1870s the Earl of Limerick owned 1550 acres in county Clare, over 4000 acres in county Limerick and 76 acres in county Cork. In 1907 the Earl of Limerick advertised for sale the ground rents of his property in the city of Limerick. The sale catalogue and maps can be accessed on the Limerick library website http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/The1907SaleofLimerickCatalogueMaps/

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Northampton Northampton Kinvarradoorus Gort Kinvarra 107 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M397083
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 52
Court/Kildimo Court Court Kildimo Rathkeale Kildimo 127 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R467 528
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Camas Camas South Monasteranenagh Kilmallock Bruff 22 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R605 367
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65
Rathanny Rathanny Knockainy Kilmallock Knockainy 23 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R688 347
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 65
Summerville Courtbrack St Michaels Limerick Limerick South Rural 59 Limerick City Limerick OSI Ref: R565 560
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Ashbourne Courtbrack St Michaels Limerick Limerick South Rural 59 Limerick City Limerick OSI Ref: R563 561
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Dromore Castle Dromore Kildimo Rathkeale Kildimo 127 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R434 543
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Springfort Hall Baltydaniel East Caherduggan Mallow Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R551 038
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Elmvale Baltydaniel East Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R547 037
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Pencil Hill Baltydaniel East Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R556 032
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Fairy Hill Annabella Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W549 987
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Annabella House Annabella Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W553 988
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Hawthorn Cottage Annabella Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W547 985
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Little Island House Wallingstown Little Island Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W743 720
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Limerick Papers (formerly located at Coutts Bank), Collection List 121, MSS 41,673-41,681 & 16,074-16,095; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstract of title of the Earl of Limerick to lands in the liberties of Limerick, 1907. P23/16; Limerick City Archives
  • Sale rental of ground rents in the city of Limerick by the Earl of Limerick, 247 lots, June 1907. P23/17; Limerick City Archives
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Pery family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fitzgerald, 3 May 1851, Vol 7 (6), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Pery, Earls of Limerick, Baron Glentworth of Co Devon, Exeter & Limerick & Stackpole Court, Co Clare, c 1440-1811. GO MS 169: 45-64; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Buckley, 9 Mar 1867, Vol 84 (67), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Abstract of title of the Earl of Limerick to property in and near Limerick citing documents from 1761, 1907. M.6137; National Archives of Ireland
  • Photocopies of correpondence of Edmund Sexton Pery Ist Viscount Pery MP & Speaker of House of Commons, re private & political affairs, 1749-1792. T/3087; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Cokayne (Ruston) Collection, include Pery pedigree & documents re the Pery/Cokayne marriage, 1824. C1987 & C2744-2748; Northamptonshire Record Office
  • Sale particulars & plans of secured ground rents of a portion of Limerick city, 3 June 1907. SC01547 ; English Heritage National Monuments Record
  • Bargain & sale for lives of farm of Court, barony of Kenry, Co Limerick, Rev William Rose of Adare to Edmond Henry Pery Earl of Limerick & Pryce Peacock, 7 Mar 1811. 999/468 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Staples Papers, include papers relating to will of Edmond Sexten Pery, Viscount Pery, who died in 1806, 1775-1849. D1567/A/11 & D1567/B/15; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copies from Emly Papers include letter from Edmond H. Pery, Limerick, to Pery about the estates of the Hartstonge & Ormsby families, 24 Dec 1792. T3052/158; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Kildimo, barony of Kenry, 1944. Limerick West 14 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Indentured deed, Earl and Countess of Limerick & Daniel Barrington, declaring the uses of two fines levied by Lord & Lady Limerick of the Brough Estate in Co. Limerick & the Castle Magnor estate in the Co. Cork, 30 May 1833. LM1989.0247; Limerick City Museum
  • Volume of maps of the estate of the earl of Limerick in Limerick city, surveyed by James and Martin Coffey, 1823. LM1987.0122; Limerick City Museum
  • Edmond Sexton, list of tenants on several Co Limerick estates, mainly parish of Croom, early 18th century. MS16,085; National Library of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Earl of Limerick, 28 May 1872, Vol 106 (15), MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources