Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Tuthill (Kilmore)

The Tuthill family settled in county Limerick in the early 18th century. John Tuthill of Kilmore was the eldest son of George Tuthill's 1740 marriage to Dorothea Villiers of county Kilkenny. His younger brother was Christopher Tuthill of Faha. John Tuthill assumed the name of Villiers in March 1794 in accordance with the will of his uncle Edward Villiers of Kilpeacon and married Elizabeth Jackson of Fanningstown. They had 5 sons including Christopher Devonsher Tuthill from whom the Tuthills of Moyglare, county Kildare descend. The eldest son George Tuthill of Kilmore & Ballyteigue, county Limerick married Catherine daughter of Henry Langley of Lisnamrock Castle, county Tipperary. John L. Tuthill held land in the parishes of Caherconlish and Killeenagarriff, barony of Clanwilliam and Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper and Croagh, barony of Connello Lower in the 1850s. The estate of John and George Tuthill amounting to 1,312 acres including Mulkear was advertised for sale in July 1854. The purchasers included Archdeacon Tisdall and Mr. Hugh Stanley while other parts of the property were purchased in trust. Captain William Tuthill of Moyglare owned 286 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s and a further 821 acres in the same county in association with William Bredin. In 1792 George Tuthill of Kilmore, the eldest son of John and Elizabeth, married Catherine Langley of Lisnamrock, county Tipperary and their grandsons eventually emigrated to Australia and the USA. In February 1851 the lands of Greenhills were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court, the purchaser was William Johnstone.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Greenhills Greenhills Knocknagaul Limerick Roxborough 57 Pubblebrien Limerick OSI Ref: R558 487
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65
Mulkear Garraunykee Killeenagarriff Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R647 574
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65
Kilmore Kilmore Demesne Ballingarry Croom Coolrus 12 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R495 351
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 65
Ballyteige Ballyteige Upper Bruree Kilmallock Rockhill 28 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R511 302
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Tuthill family, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tuthill, 16 July & 12 Nov 1850, Vol 2 (24), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tuthill, 13 July 1854, Vol 30 (14), MRGS 39/013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of certificate of arms to the descendants of George Tuthill of Kilmore & Faha, Co Limerick & to his great grandson Surgeon Lt Col Phineas Barrett Tuthill, 22 June 1898. GO MS 111:27-28; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers re Tuthill family in city & county of Limerick especially Ballyteigue, 18th century. M.5825(1-51); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lucas Estate, Co Tipperary, leases & other deeds re lands in barony of Iffa & Offa, Co Tipperary and members of the Tuthill, Lucas, Fennell & other families, 18th-19th centuries . 999/762; National Archives of Ireland
  • Catalogue of the contents of Kilmore House, following the death of Miss A.[J]. O'Grady, not dated. LM1994.0020; Limerick City Museum
  • Collection of deeds, leases, correspondence, valuations, Land Commission & other papers re the Ballyteige estate & the family of Charles Langley Tuthill, including including a rental 1879-1893 & lease of Ballyteige House to David G. Conyers, 25 Mar 1885, 1850s-1910s. LLM2002.0482.001-333; Limerick City Museum
  • Copy deed, John Tuthill of Limerick city to George & Jeremiah Tuthill, re sum of money, 1814. LM2002.0059 ; Limerick City Museum
  • Papers relating to the estates at Lisnamrock, Co. Tipperary of the Langley family, with references to the families of Hemphill, Levinge and Tuthill, 1778-1916. M.5621 (1-55) ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources