Landed Estates
NUI Galway


At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Tomkins estate was in the parish of Crecora, barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick and was held from the Christmas family of county Waterford. The estate of George Tomkins was advertised for sale in July 1861 and again in May 1862. It was comprised of 1,142 acres and held on a lease dated 1858 William Christmas to George Tomkins. The original lease was dated 1783 from William and Thomas Christmas to James Hewson. George Tomkins was the only son of Major Tomkins of the city of Limerick militia. In September 1842 he married Catherine Jane daughter of Richard Young, of Collkeiragh House, county Londonderry, (''The Banner of Ulster'', 30 September, 1842).

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Jockeyhall Jockeyhall Crecora Croom Crecora 3 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R535 471
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65
Richmond Villa Richmondvilla Crecora Croom Crecora 3 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R530 485
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tomkins, 2 July 1861, Vol 62 (34) & 6 May 1862, Vol 65 (5), MRGS 39/031 & 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources