Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wilson (Caherconlish)

Sir Ralph Wilson, knight, was granted 830 acres in the barony of Clanwilliam, including Caherconlish and the South Liberties of Limerick in 1666. A deed of 1784 shows that the Wilsons were leasing Tervoe and other lands to the Monsells on a lease renewable for ever. Charles M. Wilson was the son of Thomas Maunsell Wilson of Cahirconlish, county Limerick and the Honourable Isabella Monck, daughter of the 1st Viscount Monck, who married in 1816. Charles Monck Wilson married Alice Maria, daughter of the Reverend Hugh Edward Prior. Their only son, Charles William Wilson, was born in 1870. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Charles M. Wilson held an estate in the parish of Caherconlish, barony of Clanwilliam. In June 1866 this estate and his lands at Finleamore and Kilmore, barony of Tulla Lower, county Clare were advertised for sale. Caherconlish was bought by Daniel F. Gabbett of Strand House. Later, in July 1868, 7000 acres owned by Charles Monck Wilson in the barony of Erris, county Mayo were sold to Mr. Jameson in the Landed Estates Court. [927 acres belonging to Mary Wilson were vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 21 November 1912].


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Caherconlish House Caherconlish Caherconlish Limerick Caherconlish West 50 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R675 488
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (Dunboyne), Wilson, 19 June 1866, Vol 24, 41-92 & 15 Jan 1867, Vol 23, 1-26 (with notes re purchasers); James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wilson, 19 June 1866, Vol 81 (78), 15 Jan 1867, Vol 84 (14), MRGS 39/039 & 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Charles J. Wilson collection, includes deeds, maps, testamentary & miscellaneous documents relating to lands in Cos Limerick, Clare & Tipperary & the families of Wilson, Miles, Prior & Christmas, 18th-19th centuries. Small Accessions Index 15; National Archives of Ireland
  • [Sale] rental estate of [C. Wilson], 1873. Small Accessions Index 23 (rental 42); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Wilson of Limerick city, Caherconlish, Bilboa, Co Limerick & Kilcumer, Co Cork, circa 1620-1849. GO MS 179:88-89; National Library of Ireland
  • Sale by W. Wilson to W. Monsell of timber on lands of Cahirgilegenrath & Cahirdavine, Co Limerick, 17 Sept, 1784. D 18,747 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence & genealogical notes re Wilson family of Co Limerick from c 1850. D/2133 (part); National Library of Ireland
  • Deed re purchase of trees at Tervoe, William Wilson of Cahirconlish to William Thomas Monsell of Tervoe, 17 Sept 1784. D 18,747; National Library of Ireland
  • Wilson Family of Cahirconlish, correspondence & papers, 19th century. D/2133; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Stradbroke Papers, includes marriage settlement of Ralph Wilson of Kissikurk, Co Limerick & Thomasina Bowen of Kilbolane, Co Cork, 5 July 1729 & other records re the Wilson family. HB26/412/745; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch

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Modern printed sources