Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Morice (Springfield)

The Reverend Francis Morice, rector of Traderee, county Clare, married Mary Spraight of Sixmilebridge in 1764. Their son also named Francis leased Springfield from George A. Wood. He also married a Spraight from Corbally and was succeeded by his son Francis in 1858. Francis Morice farmed some land of his own (376 acres in the 1870s) but was also agent for thousands of acres in counties Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Springfield Springfield Feenagh Ennis Sixmilebridge 42 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R454 642
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Morice of Westminster & Springfield, Co Clare, c 1700-1842. GO MS 174: 517; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Morice of Essex & of Tradane, Co Clare, c 1520-1856. GO MS 178: 167-169; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Morice & Spaight, mainly 18th &19th centuries. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources