Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hunt (Limerick & Tipperary)

Burke's ''Landed Gentry of Ireland'' (1904) states that Henry Hunt obtained Friarstown, county Limerick, from Henry Ingoldsby of Cartown [Carton, county Kildare] in April 1730. His third son, another Henry Hunt, lived at Clorane, Kildimo, county Limerick. From his eldest son, Vere, descend the Hunts of Friarstown. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record Vere Hunt holding Friarstown North on a lease renewable for ever from the Reverend Richard Maunsell of Drehidtrasna, Adare. In the 1870s John T.U. Hunt of Friarstown owned 730 acres in county Limerick. Junior branches of the Hunt family of Friarstown, county Limerick, descend from the Reverend John Hunt of High Park, county Tipperary and Thomas Hunt who married Dorothea Bloomfield of Redwood, county Tipperary in 1798. John and Thomas were younger sons of Vere Hunt of Friarstown. De Vere Hunt held at least 8 townlands in the parish of Toem at the time of Griffith's Valuation, while George and Robert Hunt also had estates in this parish. In November 1852 the estate of the trustees of the settlement of Vere Dawson White at Cappagh was advertised for sale in 7 lots. It included the dwelling house and demesne of Cappagh, John Dwyer tenant. In May 1868 the estate of Robert Langley Hunt at Prospect and Kyle, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary was advertised for sale and in June 1883 his estate at Kyle was for sale again but there were no bids. Kyle was held on a fee farm grant of 1850 from Wray Palliser to Mathew Richard Millet. In the 1870s Vere Hunt of High Park owned 755 acres in county Tipperary. At the same time the representatives of Robert L. Hunt of Cooleney owned 655 acres, the representatives of George Hunt of Currahbridge owned 2,790 acres and F. Robert Hunt of Julian's Hall, Monkstown, owned 2,245 acres all in county Tipperary. The estate of Matthew de Vere Hunt at Huntsgrove, Gortnagowna, 257 acres in the barony of Upper Ormond, was advertised for sale in February 1871. He died in New Zealand. Parts of the estate of John Hunt at Shanballyduff, county Tipperary, were sold in the Landed Estates in November 1860. They were purchased by James Armstrong, in trust and by a Mr. Mason.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Curraghbridge Curraghbridge Adare Croom Adare North 1 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R452 475
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Friarstown (New) Friarstown North Fedamore Croom Fedamore 17 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R588 489
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Clorane Clorane Croom Croom Abbeyville 13 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R555 391
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65
Friarstown Friarstown Caheravally Limerick Roxborough 57 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R585 496
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Inchirourke More Askeaton Askeaton Rathkeale Askeaton East 118 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R345 493
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 64
High Park Cappagh Toem Thurles Cappagh 150 Kilnamanagh Upper Tipperary OSI Ref: R882 475
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 66
Cappagh House Cappagh Toem Thurles Cappagh 150 Kilnamanagh Upper Tipperary OSI Ref: R892 477
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 66
Cooleeny Lodge Cooleeny Moyne Thurles Moyne 137 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S210 647
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 60
Ballyduff Shanballyduff Rahelty Thurles Moyne 137 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S187 615
OS Sheet: 42
Discovery map: 60

Archival sources

  • O'Brien of Cahirmoyle Papers, estate & family papers, 18th-19th centuries, include records re the Hunt family. Collection List 64; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Hunt of Abbey, Glangoole, Dromolern & Cappagh, Co Tipperary, Fryastown & Curragh, Co Limerick, Dollardstown, Co Kildare, Gurteen, Co Offaly, Ennis, Co Clare & Cos Kilkenny & Meath, 1673-1796. GO MS 141: 110-115; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, include legal documents Maunsell v Hunt re Friarstown & Traverstown, 1815. MS 8839/5; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Sir Vere Hunt of Currah, Co Limerick, Bart, 27 Feb 1797. GO MS 103:147; National Library of Ireland
  • Arms of Vere Hunt Barts of Curragh, c 1804. GO MS 112:56-57; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of Royal Licence to Sir Aubrey de Vere Hunt of Currah, to bear the arms of de Vere only, 3 Feb 1832. GO MS 151:202-203, 206-208; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Sir Aubrey de Vere Hunt of Currah on his assuming the name & arms of de Vere, 14 Mar 1832. GO MS 107:63-64; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigrees of Hunt of Inchirourke, Co Limerick & Hunt of Friarstown, Co Limerick, c 1650-1911. GO MS 805:24; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Capt John Hunt & to his descendant Surgeon Col Samuel Bradshaw Hunt of Limerick city, youngest son of Vere David Urquhart Hunt of Friarstown, Co Limerick, 11 Oct 1911. GO MS 111a:69; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Daniel Widenham (younger brother of Henry Widenham of Court to whom arms granted in 1715) & to V.J.U. Hunt of Friarstown, descendant of Henry Hunt of Ligadoon, Co Limerick by Margaret daughter of Daniel Widenham, 3 May 1934. GO MS 111d:115-116 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Hunt of Williamstown, Liggadoon, Friarstown, Curragh Chase, Co Limerick & Co Wicklow, afterward De Vere Barts of Faha, Curraghbridge, Co Limerick, Cappaghwhite, Curragheen, Ballysinode & High Park, Co Tipperary, c 1649-1910. GO MS 180:158-169; National Library of Ireland
  • Collection of Penley, Milward and Bayley, Solicitors, Dursley, includes settlement of lands, etc., in Limerick, (Hunt family), 1816. D2078/BOX 44/1 ; Gloucestershire Archives
  • Documents re Land Judges Court sale of Hunt estate, Co Limerick, 1903. M.7100; National Archives of Ireland
  • Sale of Hunt estate at Cloghnadromin, barony of Clanwilliam, Co Limerick, 1903. 999/505/6; National Archives of Ireland
  • Xerox copies of indexes & abstracts of records re the Hunt family of Friarstown & Traverstown, Co Limerick, 17th-20th centuries. 999/532 See also MFA 42; National Archives of Ireland
  • William B. Fitt & Co, auctioneers, 46 O'Connell St., Limerick, inventories & valuations of Co Limerick properties, including Friarstown House, 1931. Ref. 1993.0170; Limerick City Museum
  • Estate map of Friarstown, Co. Limerick, Vere John Urquhart Hunt, Friarstown House, Limerick, July 1930. LM1993.0183; Limerick City Museum
  • Robert Vere O'Brien Papers, deeds, wills & other documents re O'Briens of Dromoland, Stafford O'Brien, De Vere Hunt, Scott of Cahiracon & other families, 18th-20th centuries (unsorted collection). PC 247 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown Papers, include a copy lease of lands of Friarstown, Henry Ingoldsby of Cartown, Co Kildare, to Henry Hunt of Leggadoon, Limerick city, 17 July 1731. D 11,230-11,285; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hunt, 8 May 1868, Vol 88 (45), MRGS 39/043, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hunt, 1 June 1883, Vol 145 (2), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bulkley, Forrest & Hunt, 5 Nov 1852, Vol 18 (55), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hunt, (Shanballyduff), 1 Dec 1859, Vol 57 (47) & 8 Nov 1860, Vol 60 (22), MRGS 39/029 & 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hunt, 14 Feb 1871, Vol 100 (23), MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to the property of the Hunt family in Ballysinode, barony of Kilnamanagh, 1750-1810. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,364-17,366 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection includes deeds, marriage settlements & wills of White family of Whiteville, Co Tipperary & Lisowen & Kilmoylan, Co Limerick; Going family of Birdhill, Co Tipperary; Hunt/Vere Hunt of Cappagh, Co Tipperary; Dawson of Greenfield, Co Tipperary; Bradshaw of Cottage, Co Tipperary, 1721-1827. Small Accs. Index 1/730; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges' Court Sale Rental for part of Glengoole, barony of Slievardagh, estate of Robert Langley Hunt, 15 June 1883. TL/F/26; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Allot Collection (Odell Ville), 1782-1997. P27; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library

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