Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Thomas Phelps, a Cromwellian soldier from Gloucestershire, was granted lands in counties Tipperary, Kerry and Down and at the Restoration settled in Limerick city. His descendants were involved in linen manufacturing in the North of Ireland. In 1864 John Lecky Phelps married Rosetta Anne, daughter of Colonel John Vandeleur of Ballinacourty, county Limerick, and in 1878 he purchased the Broadford estate in the barony of Tulla, county Clare, from Charles William White, son of Lord Annaly. In 1906 John V. Phelps is recorded as the owner of untenanted lands in the rural districts of Limerick No 2 and Tulla.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Trough House Roo West O'Brienbridge Limerick Cloghera 104 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R587 646
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Waterpark Summerhill Kiltenanlea Limerick Kiltenanlea 109 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R658 631
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 58
Annaly Lodge Drimmeen Killuran Tulla Killuran 139 Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R570 750
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re the purchase of the Broadford estate, White to Phelps, 1878. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51, D.5750 & D.5753; National Archives of Ireland
  • Greer Papers, include letter from Thomas Phelps, Moyallon to Thomas Greer, Rhone Hill, Dungannon, stating that the present income of my late brother's estate in Co. Tipperary & in the city of Limerick amount to £1,034.15.2, 9 Sept 1790. D1044/734; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Castleconnell, barony of Clanwilliam, 1942. Limerick North East 10 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • William B. Fitt & Co, auctioneers, 46 O'Connell St., Limerick, inventories & valuations of Co Limerick properties, including Trugh Castle, for Edgar Phelps, 1911. LM1993.0180; Limerick City Museum
  • Rental of estate of Thomas Phelps' of twelve townlands ... all in the barony of Owney and Arra, Co. Tipperary to be sold. Printed by William Porter, Grafton St., Dublin. 3f. with duplicates of 2 & 3 mounted on linen, bearing MS corrections and note: sold by the Lord chancellor in Dublin in the year 1820. Bought by Lord Bloomfield. Ms.3765; Trinity College Dublin

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Modern printed sources