Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brown (Mount Brown)

John Southwell Brown held an estate in the parishes of Croagh and Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower, Killeenagarriff, Kilmurry and Stradbally, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. He was a grandson of John Brown of Danesfort and Mount Brown, county Limerick and his wife Meliora Southwell, a granddaughter of 1st Viscount Southwell. In March 1853 Castle Matrix and lands at Rathkeale and Croagh were advertised for sale. They were held on a lease for 99 years Viscount Southwell to John S. Brown, dated 20 September 1849. The senior branch of the family was located at Clonboy, county Clare, although many family members lived in the Rathkeale locality. Colonel Edward Brown of Dromard House, Rathkeale, owned 1,272 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Danesfort Ballywinterrourke Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballyallinan 133 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R366 396
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Castle Matrix Castlematrix Rathkeale Rathkeale Rathkeale Rural 130 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R352 412
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Mount Brown Dromard Demesne Rathkeale Rathkeale Dromard 135 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R396 392
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Shannon Park Dromroe Kilmurry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R608 575
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brown, 8 Mar 1853, Vol 20 (53), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Farrell, 28 Jan 1858, Vol 50 (23), MRGS 39/024, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Commission of the Peace to J.S. Brown for Co Limerick, 1853. M.1011; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources