Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ryves

In 1667 William and John Ryves were granted over a thousand acres in the barony of Coslea and 168 acres in county Kerry. The record in the grant book includes reference to the will of their father Colonel William Ryves deceased. By the beginning of the 19th century there appear to be two branches of the Ryves family settled at Ryves Castle, barony of Coshlea and Newgarden, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick. Francis and Edward Ryves were sons of William Ryves and Jane Gore who married in 1733. William Ryves of Ryves Castle married Francis Warren and their son William married Frances Harding. William Ryves held land in the parishes of Ballingarry and Ballyscadden, barony of Coshlea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation while Hugh Ryves held land in the parishes of Ballyscadden and Galbally. Edward Ryves and Catherine Massy of Stoneville were the parents of Hugh Massy Ryves. Hugh Massy Richard Ryves rental of lands in the barony of Coshlea, county Limerick and the barony of Tulla Upper, county Clare, was advertised for sale in August 1850. Part of the county Clare property was held by Maurice O'Connell of Kilgory. The Franks family purchased much of the Ryves estate post 1850, it was first advertised for sale in March 1852. However the Franks did not buy all the Ryves estate as a copy memorial (P40/61) in the Ryan of Scarteen Papers shows that Edward Reeves of 7 Lower FitzWilliam Square, Dublin, bought Scarteen and Rathgullane in May 1852 for £5,050. The sale rental shows that these townlands were leased to the representatives of Thaddeus Richard Ryan and an excellent dwelling house and offices had recently been built. William H. Ryves, England, owned 246 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. http://members.iinet.net.au/~nickred/trees/ryves.PDF

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newgarden Newgarden North Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R649 610
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 58
Ryves Castle [Castle Jane] Ryvescastle Ballyscaddan Kilmallock Knocklong 32 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R749 300
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 73
Scarteen Scarteen Ballyscaddan Kilmallock Knocklong 32 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R743 311
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ryves, 6 Aug 1850, Vol 2 (60), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Ryves family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ryves, 30 Mar 1852, Vol 14 (27), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Ryves of Dorset, Cos Carlow, Kilkenny, & of Carrignafeely, Co Kerry, Caherconlish, Ballyskiddane, Castle Jane, Ryves Castle etc, Co Limerick, circa 1520-1897. GO MS 171:317-322 & 337; National Library of Ireland
  • Deed of feoffment & settlement of lands at Towreene, Roogreley & Killahaley, Co Waterford & Ballynemeagh & Gortneclogh, Co Cork, between J. Nettles & Martha & R. Ryves of Trumphort, Co Limerick, 1715-1716. D/350(27-28) & T/575(1-2); Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Ryan of Scarteen Papers, 1783-1905. P40 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Ryan of Scarteen Papers, 1783-1905. P40 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources