Landed Estates
NUI Galway

O'Dell/Odell

The Odell/O'Dell family were established at Ballingarry, county Limerick from the late 17th century. Major John Odell was granted 1,679 acres in the county in 1667. A branch of the family was living at Fortwilliam or Bealdurogy, just north of Ballingarry by the 1720s. The Odells intermarried with members of the Fitzmaurice family Earls of Kerry, and also with the Fennell, Crone, Bayly, Scanlan and Westropp families. By the 19th century they had a number of residences in the Ballingarry locality. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Odell held land in the parishes of Rathkeale, barony of Connello Lower, Ballingarry and Cloncagh, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick. Some of the Odell estate was held by the Court of Chancery at this time. Land belonging to Isabella O'Dell, devisee of James Condon (Scart) at Cappagh and the Well Farm, Ardgoulmore, barony of Connello Lower was advertised for sale in July 1853 and February 1856. The Freeman's Journal reported that this property was purchased by John Condon.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort William House Bealduvroga Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballingarry 7 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R418 376
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65
Odell Ville Ballynaroogabeg West Ballingarry Croom Ballynoe 10 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R408 341
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 65
Grove House Rylanes Rathkeale Croom Ballingarry 7 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R414 367
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65
The Turret Rylanes Ballingarry Croom Ballingarry 7 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R413364
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Dell (Bealdurogy), 19 July 1850, Vol 2 (28), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Dell (Ballinarogybeg), 12 Nov 1850, Vol 3 (39), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Dell, 10 Dec 1852, Vol 19 (45), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Condon & O’Dell, 1 Feb 1856, Vol 38 (19), MRGS 39/018, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Odell of Palace, Ballingarry, Shannon Grove, Bealduraghy, Castleton, Co Limerick & Mount Odell, Odell Lodge, Co Waterford, circa 1650-1826. GO MS 169:409-412; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree of Odell of Odellville, Co Limerick, drawn by Brian, Baron de Breffni, c 1550-1860s. GO MS 811:16 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deed of bargain & sale Charles Odell to George Evans re lands at Bareightragh, barony of Connello, co Limerick, 12 Mar 1711. D 26,747; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), Condon, O’Dell & Others, 21 July 1853, Vol 35; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources