Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Morgan (Old Abbey)

This family of Welsh origin was established in the county Limerick locality by the mid 17th century, a number of family members were clergymen in the established church. By the early 18th century James Morgan was living in the parish of Dunmoylan, barony of Shanid where Dore writes he was agent to Chichester Phillips for the Earl of Cork's lands around Askeaton. His grandson, John Morgan of Dunmoylan, married Mary Hodges of Shanagolden, a cousin of George Hodges of Old Abbey. Their son, George Morgan, was living at Old Abbey by 1814. George Hodges and John Morgan are recorded as proprietors of the townland of Park in the Ordnance Survey Name Books. Griffith's Valuation records his son, John Morgan, holding two townlands in the parish of Dunmoylan and in the 1870s John Morgan of Park, Shanagolden owned 342 acres in county Limerick.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Old Abbey Oldabbey Robertstown Rathkeale Shanid 143 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R279 473
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Professor John Wardell's notes on the tenants of Old Abbey. T.12573; National Archives of Ireland
  • Clonbrock Estate Papers, Collection List 54. MS 35,711 (9-10); National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of the quartering of Morgan to Lt John Wardell of the Abbey, Shanagolden & to his brother Major Vaughan Wardell, 1935. GO MS 111d:138 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree of Morgan of Old Abbey, Co Limerick, 1598-1937. GO MS 816:16; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Shanagolden, barony of Shanid, 1944. Limerick West 23; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Mrs Stephens Presentment (1957), includes bill of William Morgan of Old Abbey re tithes, includes list of tenants that owe tithe payments, 1829. M.4874; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources