Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Butler (Carrick)

In July 1677 Pierce Butler and his wife Ellice were granted 648 acres in the barony of Bunratty, county Clare and in December 1668 Pierce was granted a large estate in counties Tipperary and Kilkenny. Pierce succeeded his father as 4th Viscount Ikerrin in 1688. His grandnephew, Somerset Hamilton Butler, 8th Viscount, was created Earl of Carrick in 1748. The main seat of this family was Mount Juliet, Thomastown, county Kilkenny. In 1774 Henry Thomas, 2nd Earl, married Sarah, daughter and co heiress with her sister Lady Massy, of Edward Taylor of Ballynort, county Limerick. In the 19th century the Earl of Carrick and the Honourable Edward Taylor Massy jointly held an estate in county Limerick, in the parishes of Loghill, Nantinan, Rathronan and Robertstown, barony of Shanid and Adare and Iveruss in the barony of Kenry. Their agent was Edward Green of Greenmount, Patrickwell. By the early 1870s some of the land in the parish of Robertstown, county Limerick, was owned by Francis Octavius Montgomery. Lewis writes that the Earl of Carrick and the representatives of Lord Massy also received compensation when Askeaton was deprived of its franchise following The Union of 1800. By the 1870s the Earl of Carrick owned 1,368 acres in county Kilkenny but only 64 acres in county Limerick. His county Limerick estate of over 2,200 acres in the baronies of Shanid and Connello Lower, with some 439 acres in county Kilkenny, was advertised for sale in November 1855. The county Tipperary estate of the Earl of Carrick was in the parishes of Lismalin, barony of Slievardagh, Twomileborris, barony of Eliogarty and Killavinoge and Templetuohy, barony of Ikerrin in the mid 19th century. In July 1851 over 3,000 acres in county Tipperary and over 600 acres in county Kilkenny were advertised for sale. The Freeman's Journal reported on the outcome of this sale in February 1852. Estates in counties Kilkenny (including Mount Juliet) and Tipperary were advertised for sale in November 1855 by the trustees of the will of Somerset Richard, Earl of Carrick.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Anner Ville Twomilebridge Kilgrant Clonmel Clonmel Rural 73 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S240 237
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 75
Coolum Lodge Coolum Rathmoylan Waterfird Rathmoylan Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: X645993
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 76

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Butler, 13 Nov 1855, Vol 15, 1-28; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re Henry Thomas Somerset Earl of Carrick, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Butler of Lismalin, Slieveardagh called Butler MacJames, Viscount Ikerrine of Douce, Co Clare, later Earls of Carrick, c 1320-1846. GO MS 176: 286-291; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Earl of Carrick, 13 Nov 1855, Vol 36 (49), MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 11 deeds re Viscount Ikerrin’s estates in Cos Clare, Limerick & Tipperary, 1660-1785. D 7342-7352; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy deeds relating to the Earls of Carrick & their estates, including those in Cos Limerick & Tipperary, c 1700-1839. 999/673; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease of land in Co Limerick for one year Lord Carbery to Wm Harrison, 14 July 1735. LM2004.0147; Limerick City Museum
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Earl of Carrick, (Ballyvoneen), 26 Apr 1864, Vol 72 (30), MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 7 documents relating to the Butler family, Viscounts Ikerrin, aft. Earls of Carrick, including a petition of James, 3rd Visct. to Charles II in respect of lands in co. Clare, affidavit & court order in the case of Pierce, 4th Visct. against R. Dixon & others concerning woods at Longorchard, Co. Tipperary & affidavits in the case of Somerset Hamilton, 8th Visct. against R. Dillon concerning lands at Cahernageil, Co. Kilkenny, 1688-1732. Ms 8539; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Earl of Carrick, 9 July 1851, Vol 9 (22) & 24 Feb 1852, Vol 13 (57), MRGS 39/004 & 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wandesforde, Wynne & Carrick, 13 Nov 1855, Vol 36 (49), MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Deed whereby [the 2nd Earl of Carrick] sold Sir John Parnell, [in trust for Lord Bangor?], Lord Carrick's undivided moiety of the manors of Bangor and New Comber for £12,377. The deed mentions an act of the same year '... for vesting in trustees part of the estate of the Rt Hon. Henry Thomas, Earl of Carrick, in order to be sold for payment of debts and encumbrances affecting the same, and for settling certain lands, part of the said Earl's estate, in the county of Tipperary in the place and stead of certain manors, towns and lands, part of his estate in the county of Down, comprised in the said Earl's marriage settlement, all that, the undivided moieties of the manors of Bangor and New Comber ...', etc. 1 May 1799. T272/1; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Map of Ballydaniel [Ballydonnell], barony of Slievardagh, Co Tipperary the estate of the Earl of Carrick, with tenants' names, 1833, includes drawing of 3 storey house [Glenville - Stokes family]. 16 I. 17(22); National Library of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Earls of Carrick, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8 ; National Archives of Ireland

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