Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Casey (Kilmurry)

From the mid 18th century the Caseys held land in the parish of Kilmurry, barony of Ibrickan, county Clare, from the Marquess of Conyngham. Griffith's Valuation records Captain Francis Casey holding 8 townlands in the parish and one townland in the parish of Kilfarboy. The Caseys sublet Seafield Lodge and its surrounding acreage to the Brews. When Francis Casey died in 1860 the property reverted to the Marquess of Conyngham who later renewed the Brew lease. Weir writes that the Honourable James Joseph Casey was one of the best known members of the Casey family. He was born at Tromeroe in 1831 and became Australia's first Minister of Agriculture. Ninety acres of the farm and lands of Tromoroe and Quilty, parish of Kilmurry, barony of Ibrickan, the estate of James Casey, were advertised for sale in January 1866 and in February 1871. Members of the Casey family still owned small holdings of land at Quilty West in the 1870s. 92 acres belonging to Francis Casey were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 31 March 1914.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Seafield Lodge Seafield Kilmurry Kilrush Kilmurry 85 Ibrickan Clare OSI Ref: R003 737
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 57

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Casey, 19 Jan 1866, Vol 24, 1-14 & 14 Feb 1871, Vol 21, 59-66; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Casey, 19 Jan 1866, Vol 80 (11), 14 Feb 1871, Vol 100 (22), 13 May 1881, Vol 141 (34), 20 June 1884, Vol 147 (11), MRGS 39/039, 39/047, 39/062 & 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of James Casey of Tromroe, barony of Ibrickane & to his son James Joseph Casey of St Kilda & Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, 2 Jan 1892. GO MS 110: 146-147; National Library of Ireland

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