A branch of the Roche family descended from Stephen Roche of Pallas, county Limerick, late 17th century, who married Anastasia daughter and co heir with her sister Catherine Apjohn of Thomas Lysaght. Their third son Philip of Shannon View married Margaret daughter of John Kelly of Limerick. Their descendants intermarried with members of the Whyte family of Loughbrickland, county Down. From Philip's eldest brother Stephen descend the Roches of Rye Hill, county Galway. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Charles Philip Roche held an estate in the parishes of Kilbradran, barony of Shanid and Corcomohide, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick. His estate of 1,208 acres was advertised for sale in November 1861. In the early 1840s the agent for this estate was Stephen Edward Collis of Listowel, county Kerry. In the 1870s Charles P. Roche of Dublin owned 1,222 acres in county Limerick.
- Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roche, 28 Nov 1861, Vol 63 (47), MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
- Map of part of estate of Philip Roche in parish of Caherconlish, barony of Clanwilliam, Co Limerick, 1795. 16 H 32(13); National Library of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ORDNANCE SURVEY NAME BOOKS, county Limerick: Parish of Kilbradran, III, 325-335
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 153