Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Westropp (Ballysteen)

A junior branch of the Attyflin family, Burke writes that Thomas Westropp of Mellon, county Limerick purchased Ballysteen from the Chichester House Commissioners in June 1703. He married Elizabeth Bury of Shannongrove, county Limerick. The Westropps of Mellon are descended from their second son Mountiford Westropp. The descendants of their eldest son Thomas continued to live at Ballysteen until the death of General John Westropp in 1825. He had no children and was succeeded by his sister Sara who married Thomas Odell of Ballingarry, county Limerick, their third son Edmond assumed the surname of Westropp. In the early 1850s Edmund Westropp held 2 townlands in the parish of Iveruss, barony of Kenry, one of them from the Earl of Carrick. Richard Westropp of Ballysteen owned 374 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mellon Mellon Ardcanny Rathkeale Ballynacarriga 124 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R446 569
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 65
Ballysteen Ballysteen Iveruss Rathkeale Iveruss 122 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R341 546
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 64
Glenagaureen Ballysteen Iveruss Rathkeale Iveruss 122 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R337 554
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Field Notebook from 1881 of Thomas Johnson Westropp, antiquary, containing family trees & other genealogical information re the different branches of the Westropp family. PP/2; Clare County Archives
  • Pedigree of Westropp family of York, Limerick city & of Cos Limerick, Cork, Clare & of New Zealand, 1572-1884. GO MS 180: 320-344; National Library of Ireland
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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