Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hodges (Old Abbey & Burrane)

Dore gives a detailed history of this family in counties Limerick and Clare. The Hodges were established in the Shanagolden, barony of Shanid, locality of county Limerick by the mid 18th century. William Hodges, who appears to have held land in both counties, married Frances Greene of Old Abbey. Their son, George Hodges, maried Mary Monsell of Burrane, county Clare and it was their descendant, George Crowe Hodges, who was living at Burrane at the time of Griffith's Valuation. George Hodges and John Morgan are recorded as proprietors of the townland of Park in the Ordnance Survey Name Books. Lands belonging to George William Hodges and George Crowe Hodges at Glencar, barony of Kilnamanagh, county Tipperary and Castle Quarter, barony of Lower Connello, county Limerick were advertised for sale in November 1850 and other lands at Knockdromroon, barony of Connello in May 1852. The Freeman's Journal reported that Charles Gaussen was the purchaser.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Burrane Burrane Lower Killimer Kilrush Killimer 101 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R081 527
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 64
Doonnagurroge Castle Doonnagurroge Killimer Kilrush Killimer 101 Clonderalaw Clare OSI Ref: R053 533
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 64
Old Abbey Oldabbey Robertstown Rathkeale Shanid 143 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R279 473
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hodges, 26 Nov 1850, Vol 11 (2), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Hodges, 11 May 1852, Vol 15 (19), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources