Landed Estates
NUI Galway


''Irish Family Records" states that William Langford was living at Gurteengary, county Limerick in 1678. He had 5 sons and 2 daughters. His eldest daughter Susannah married in 1677 Captain John Coplen of Kilcosgriff and Shanagolden. Coplen left his estates to his brother in law James Langford who took the additional name of Coplen. In 1756 John Coplen-Langford, the eldest son of James, married Jane daughter of William Fosbery of Castletown and Currahbridge and had 9 children, including Captain Richard Coplen-Langford of Kilcosgriff and Beechwood, county Tipperary, George who married his first cousin Jane Fosbery and Edward of Stonehall. The sale of the Reverend Richard Coplen-Langford, Miltown Malbay, county Clare, estate at Shanagolden (Ballycormack) was advertised in June 1852. The sale rental includes a small lithograph of a one storey house named Fern Hill. He is recorded as holding land in the parishes of Kilmoylan and Shanagolden, barony of Shanid, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The family were still resident in the locality in the late 20th century but are not recorded as land owners in county Limerick in the 1870s but they did own over a thousand acres in county Clare. This estate was inherited through marriage with a Creagh of Carrigerry, county Clare in 1853. In the mid 19th century the representatives of John Langford held land in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. A branch of this family is associated with Castleconway, close to Killorglin,county Kerry, in the eighteenth century. They were also resident at Keel House, parish of Kilgarrylander, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Keel House Keel Kilgarrylander Tralee Kilgarrylander 157 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q783103
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 71
Glenville Glenville Rathronan Newcastle Ardagh 97 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R277 397
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 64
Cartown Cartown Ardcanny Rathkeale Pallaskenry 128 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R435 563
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 65
Stonehall Stonehall Kilcornan Rathkeale Kilcornan 126 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R411 511
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 65
Castlegrey Castlegrey Kilcornan Rathkeale Kilcornan 126 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R420 521
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 65
Kilcosgrave Kilcosgrave Shanagoldwen Glin Dunmoylan East 138 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R277 458
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 64
Beechmount Beechmount Demesne Rathkeale Rathkeale Rathkeale Rural 130 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R377 417
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Castle Willington Killowney Big Ballymackey Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R934 817
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Ballintogher House Lahesseragh Nenagh Nenagh Nenagh Rural 88 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R855 772
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59
Beechwood Park Graigue Upper Ardcrony Borrisokane Ballylusky 13 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R911 844
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Langford, 15 June 1852, Vol 16 (18), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers re lands in Co Limerick estate of Rev Richard Coplin Langford, including rental, also documents re family of Locke or Langford Locke, 1852-1884. MS 8354; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstracts of wills of Langford of Banemore, Gardenfield, Kells, Tullahalla, Co Limerick, Castle Conway, Co Kerry, Doneraile, Co Cork, 1718-1795. GO MS 139:57-59; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of William Langford of Gurteengary, Co Limerick & to one of them Richard Coplen Langford, eldest son of Richard C. Langford, both of Kilcosgriff Castle, 21 Dec 1940. GO MS 111f:219; National Library of Ireland
  • Records of the Langford family of Penzance and Bath, Somerset, include pedigree of Langford of co. Limerick (1678-1884). X871/143/1,2 ; Cornwall Record Office
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower, 1944. Limerick West 21 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Ardagh, barony of Shanid, 1944. Limerick West 2; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources