Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Pigott (Rathkeale)

In the mid 19th century John Pigott held townlands in the parish of Clonshire and Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower, in the parish of Ballingarry and Kilfinny, barony of Connello Upper and Croom, barony of Coshma, all in county Limerick,. His main tenant in the barony of Connello Lower was Samuel Dickson Power. John Pigott was the great grandson of Southwell Pigott who died circa 1755. Southwell Pigott was the son of John Piggott of Kilfinny, barony of Connello Lower and Gertrude, a daughter of Sir Thomas Southwell, 1st Baronet of Castle Matrix. In 1718 he succeeded to the Capard estate of his cousin in county Laois. In the 1870s Henry Armand Pigott of Capard, Rosenallis, Queen’s County, owned 3,477 acres in county Limerick and Robert A.R. Pigott of Capard owned 4,932 acres in Queen's county [county Laois]. This family share a common ancestry with the Pigotts, baronets.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonshire Clonshirebeg Clonshire Rathkeale Croagh 134 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R435 452
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Cloghanarold Cloghanarold Doondonnell Rathkeale Riddlestown 132 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R344 418
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Ballynakill Ballynakill Kilfinny Croom Kilfinny 5 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R464 406
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re John Pigott, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Pigott of Queen’s Co (Laois), Innishannon, Co Cork, Kilfinny & Rathkeale, Co Limerick & Somerset, 1562-1878. GO MS 180:149-157; National Library of Ireland
  • Transcripts of Viscount Midleton Papers, include letter from Southwell Pigott re a demand for chief rent, 9 Nov 1720. T2862/2/20; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Deeds, legal papers etc., concerning the family of Pigott (of Capard, Co. Leix), mainly relating to the Rathkeale, Co. Limerick area, 17th-20th c. (An unsorted collection in the National Library of Ireland). ; National Library of Ireland

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