Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Yielding family were established in county Limerick from the mid 18th century and lived at Bellevue on their Glensharrold estate at Croom. A branch of the family were also resident in county Kerry and intermarried with the Blennerhassett family. Samuel Yielding of Youghal, county Cork, was the proprietor of over 700 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s, principally in the baronies of Corkaguiny and Trughanacmy. He also owned over 1,000 acres in county Cork. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record A. Yielding as a proprietor in the parish of Ballinvoher, barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry in the 1830s. In the early 19th century John Yielding built Glenastar Lodge in county Limerick. In the mid 19th century his brothers William R. Yielding and Richard Massey Yielding held lands in the parishes of Ardagh and Dunmoylan, Kilcolman and Rathronan, barony of Shanid, county Limerick. The estate of Richard Massy Yeilding at Aghavole, held on a lease from Richard Rose dated 1757 and at Knockfinisk, held on a lease from Sir Mathew Barrington dated 1844, were advertised for sale in August 1852. Both properties were in the barony of Connello Lower and amounted to over 3,200 acres. Richard Massey Yielding and Agar Yielding emigrated to Canada. In 1853 Christopher Delmege purchased the Glensharrold estate, including Bellevu, from the Yieldings. He married Martha, a daughter of John Yeilding. Other land at Carrigkerry, barony of Shanid, county Limerick, the estate of Richard M. Yeilding and Hugh Eldon Yeilding was advertised for sale in July 1863. In the 1870s Mary M. Yielding, widow of William R. Yeilding owned 1,159 acres in county Limerick, while Henry E. Yielding of Kilkeel, county Clare, owned 690 acres in county Limerick.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloghers House Cloghers Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural 173 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q842133
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Glenastar Cottage Knocknaboha Ardagh Newcastle Rooskagh 101 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R238 382
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 64
Belview/Bellevue Ballyphilip Croom Croom Ballynabanoge 14 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R530 354
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Photocopy of Encumbered Estates' Court sale rental of lands at Glensharrold & Aghavole, barony of Connello Lower, estate of Richard Massy Yielding, 2 Aug 1852. P23/4; Limerick City Archives
  • Photocopy of Landed Estates' Court rental of lands at Carrigkerry, [barony of Shanid, county Limerick], estate of Richard M. & Hugh E. Yielding, 7 July 1863. P23/8; Limerick City Archives
  • E.A. Barnard collection includes documents re Yeilding of Tralee & Rathanny, 18th century. Small Accessions Index 33, D.8212-8260, Co.1762, M.599; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Yeilding, 2 Aug 1852, Vol 18 (17), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Yeilding, 7 July 1863, Vol 69 (25), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Jameson, solicitors collection, includes Chancery decree Henrietta Yielding v Augustus Rich Yielding & others, 6 Feb 1819. Small Accs Index 53, Co 1304; National Archives of Ireland
  • Collection of miscellaneous documents, includes marriage settlement John Yielding of Tralee & Elizabeth Savage Royse of Nantinan, 1784. Small Accs Index 85, D.12395 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents re Hugh B. Yeilding, 1906-1908. M.4629 (1-6); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources