Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lawless

The Lawless family, originally from Hertfordshire, settled in Dublin in the early 18th century. Nicholas Lawless son of Robert Lawless of Abington, county Limerick, married Margaret daughter of Valentine Browne of Dublin. He was created a baronet in 1776 and elevated to the peerage as Baron Cloncurry in 1789. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Lord Cloncurry owned 10 townlands in the parish of Abington, barony of Owneybeg. In the 1870s Lord Cloncurry owned over 5,000 acres in county Limerick, 919 acres in county Dublin, 396 acres in county Meath and 6,503 acres in county Kildare, where he resided at Lyons, Hazelhatch.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Abington House Dromeliagh Abington Limerick Abington 72 Owneybeg Limerick OSI Ref: R715533
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 65
Farnane House Farnane Abington Limerick Clonkeen 74 Owneybeg Limerick OSI Ref: R717 552
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65
Wilton Liscreagh Abington Limerick Abington 72 Owneybeg Limerick OSI Ref: R732 555
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Cloncurry Papers, 1880-1909; Glenstal Abbey Archives
  • Deeds relating to estates of Lord Cloncurry, 1822-1876. D 11,296-11,302; National Library of Ireland
  • 24 maps of estate of Lord Cloncurry in barony of Owneybeg, 1743-1835. 21 F 59(1-24) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent ledger of Lord Cloncurry’s estates in Cos Limerick, Dublin & Kildare for year ending 1 Nov 1836. MS 3147; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of estates of Lord Cloncurry in Cos Limerick, Kildare & Dublin, 1825-1859. MSS 5661-5667 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of estates of Lord Cloncurry in Cos Limerick, Kildare & Dublin, 1803 & 1833. MSS 5693-5694; National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of Mohir & Furkeal, parish of Abington, Co Limerick, estate of Lord Cloncurry, with tenants’ names, 1839. MS 9053; National Library of Ireland
  • Cloncurry Papers; Domestic, farm & workmen’s accounts re Cloncurry estates in Cos Kildare & Limerick, c 1830-1860 & rentals & accounts 1860-1899. MSS 12,818-12,909; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of the estate of Lord Cloncurry by R. Frizell, 1752-1865. 21 F 50(1-36); National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of estates of Lord Cloncurry in Cos Dublin, Meath, Limerick & Kildare, 1775-1887. MS 8183; National Library of Ireland
  • Miscellaneous late 19th century vouchers etc relating to the finances of the Cloncurry estate. MS 13,335; National Library of Ireland
  • Cloncurry Papers, letter from Lord Cloncurry to Thomas Ryan, agent, re domestic & general financial affairs, c 1802-1813. MS 8492; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals of the estates of Lord Cloncurry in Cos Limerick, Dublin & Kildare, 1855-1861. MS 9290; National Library of Ireland
  • Letters to Messrs Hallowes & Hamilton, solicitors, Dublin, from John Martin, agent, re estates of Sir Valentine Lawless, 4th Baron Cloncurry, 1873. MS 8937; National Library of Ireland
  • General cash accounts & other miscellaneous accounts re Cloncurry estates, 1769-1812. MSS 5655-5660; National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of Mill holding of Abingdon estate of Lord Cloncurry let to Mr Benjamin Keys and Map of Mongfune, 1814. 21 F 40(11-12) ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources