Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Rose (Ahabeg)

The Rose family, originally from Devonshire, settled at Morgans and Mount Prospect, county Limerick in the late 17th century. Thomas Rose of Morgans, parish of Rathkeale, county Limerick and of Aghabeg and Ballyclough in the Limerick Liberties was Mayor of Limerick city in 1695. His eldest son, Henry Rose, was Member of Parliament for Ardfert and became a Lord Chief Justice. Lord Chief Justice Henry Rose of Mount Pleasant married Anne Crosbie and had a son and a daughter. The son left an only child, Elizabeth, who married William Talbot of Mount Talbot, county Roscommon while the daughter married John Southwell of Enniscouch, county Limerick and had an only daughter, Agnes, who married John Wandesford, Earl Wandesford. The Roses of county Limerick are descended from George Rose, a younger brother of Chief Justice Henry Rose. This George Rose married twice. Alexander O’Grady Rose, who owned land in the parishes of Kilkeedy and Mungret, barony of Pubblebrien at the time of Griffith’s Valuation, was descended from George Rose's first marriage to Jane Hickman of Barntick, county Clare. In June 1850 and at future dates the estate of Alexander O'Grady Rose in the baronies of Pubblebrien and Kenry, county Limerick and in the parish of Kinarath, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary, were advertised for sale. W. A. Rose, Alexander O'Grady Rose and Simon Rose all held land in the parish of Kilvellane, barony of Owney and Arra at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Richard Rose was the son of George Rose's second marriage to Susanna Stephens of Newcastle, county Limerick. Richard Rose married Mary, daughter of John Anderson of Foxhall, county Tipperary, and from them descend the Roses of Ahabeg and Foxhall. Their eldest grandson was Richard Anderson Rose. He had two sons, Richard Anderson Rose, who held an estate in the parish of Carrigparson, barony of Clanwilliam, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, and Wellington Anderson Rose, who held land in the parish of Abington, barony of Owneybeg. In 1826 their uncle, Simon Rose, had married Maria, daughter of Arthur Ormsby of Ballygrenan and Ballyculleen, county Limerick and their son, Henry Ormsby Rose, succeeded to the Ormsby estates of his uncle, Henry Ormsby. Another uncle, Henry Rose, lived at Ballyclogh, parish of Kilmurry and owned land in county Galway. In the 1870s Robert de Ros Rose of Ahabeg owned 2,747 acres in county Limerick. Thomas Rose of Court Cottage, parish of Kildimo, barony of Kenry is recorded in Lewis and he still occupied the house valued at £7 at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The estate of Francis Rose, 55 acres in the barony of Coshlea, was advertised for sale in January 1866. Francis Rose of America owned 57 acres in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Morgans North Morgans North Morgans Rathkeale Aughinish 120 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R299 523
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 64
Duane Ville Ballyanrahan East Kilkeedy Limerick Patrick's Well 56 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R518 482
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Ahabeg Ahabeg Carrigparson Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R650 532
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 65
Ballyclogh House Ballyclogh Kilmurry Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R646 560
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65
Shelburne Farranshone More St Nicholas Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R566 573
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Ardhu Kilrush St Munchins Limerick Limerick North Rural 58 North Liberties of Limerick Limerick OSI Ref: R560 574
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Foxhall Foxhall Kilvellane Nenagh Newport 96 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R715 611
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Rose, 11 June 1850, Vol 1 (48), 25 Oct 1850, Vol 3 (10) & 29 Mar 1851, Vol 6 (28), MRGS 39/001 & 39/002 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • J.H. Montgomery & Son, Solicitor’s Collection, includes copy disentailing deeds & other records re lands belonging to the Roses in Cos Limerick, Clare, Galway & Meath, late 19th century. Small Collection Index No 88. T.4079, CO 2729, CO 2737-2738, D.12689, D.12699 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Rose, 8 June 1855, Vol 35 (16), MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Rose, 19 Jan 1866, Vol 80 (12), MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Rose of Morgans & Mount Pleasant & of Aghabeg & Rathkeal, Co Limerick & Castle Martyr, CoCork, 1674-1838. GO MS 174:2-7 & 78; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms, Rose quartering Stephens & Anderson, to Wellington Anderson Rose of Foxhall, Co Tipperary, with account of his descent from Rose of Morgans, Co Limerick, 29 June 1839. GO MS 107:164-165; National Library of Ireland
  • Ussher Papers, Cappagh, Co Waterford, 1562-1913. Includes documents re Co Limerick families Taylor of Ballynort, Nash of Limerick and Rose of Ahabeg in mid 18th century. MS 3979, MS 9947, MSS 10,171-10,191, D 13,423-13,708 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Will of John Rose, Limerick city, 19 may 1792. 999/338/3; National Archives of Ireland
  • Bargain & sale for lives of farm of Court, barony of Kenry, Co Limerick, Rev William Rose of Adare to Edmond Henry Pery Earl of Limerick & Pryce Peacock, 7 Mar 1811. 999/468; National Archives of Ireland
  • Bargain & sale of lands in barony of Iraghtyconnor, Co Kerry, belonging to TCD, George Rose of Morgans, Co Limerick & others to William Talbot of Mount Talbot, Co Roscommon, consideration £1792.8.0.,14 July 1757. 999/671/3; National Archives of Ireland
  • Jameson, solicitors collection, includes legal documents re Castleconnell estate of John S. Dwyer, contain references to Rich, Rose, Dickson, Sir R. Burgh, O'Grady, Frewen & John Napper in 1750s, with maps, 1840s-1870s. Small Accs Index 53, Co 1200-1291 & D.6525-6545; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Rose of Rathbane, 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
  • Copy of confirmation of arms, being Rose quartering Stephens and Anderson, to Wellington Anderson Rose of Foxhall, Co. Tipperary with account of his descent from Rose of Morgans, Co. Limerick, June 29, 1839. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, pp.164-5 ; National Library of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit includes deed of conveyance of Shannavoy East & West, liberties of Limerick, to Richard Anderson Rose of Foxhall, Co Tipperary, 7 Dec 1813. Small Accs. Index 61, D.6353; National Archives of Ireland

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