Landed Estates
NUI Galway

De Burgho (Castleconnell)

Lewis wrote that the Bourkes were connected with the parish of Stradbally from the 12th century. This family share a common ancestry with the Bourkes of Thornfield, Lisnagry, county Limerick. Richard Bourke, son of John Bourke and his second wife, Mary Donellan, assumed the name De Burgho and was created a baronet in 1785. By his second wife ,Elizabeth Dwyer, he had two sons, Richard and John Allen, who succeeded as 2nd and 3rd baronets. Sir Richard Donellan de Burgho, 4th baronet, was the only son of Sir John and his wife Anne Waller of Castle Waller and when he died in 1873 the title became extinct. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the De Burghos held at least ten townlands in the parish of Stradbally including most of the town of Castleconnell. They also held land in the parish of Tuogh, barony of Owneybeg, including Dromsallagh, where the Bourke family had lived in the early 18th century. Lady De Burgho of Castleconnell (Catherine Brazier of Rivers, county Limerick) owned 3,844 acres in county Limerick and 372 acres in county Wexford in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Island House Cloon & Commons Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R660 627
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Stormont Coolbane Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R660 626
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Worldsend Lacka Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R659 637
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Fairymount Montpelier Stradbally Limerick Castleconnell 47 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R672 665
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 58
Prospect Prospect Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R643 607
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Rental of Sir John Allen de Burgo re lands in Co Limerick 1833-1834, with some family letters, 1811-1820. MS 7878 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Land Judges Sale Rental, De Burgho & Wallis, lands at Castleconnell, 61 lots, 26 June 1896. LM1996.0016; Limerick City Museum
  • O'Connor & Dudley, solicitors collection, contains many documents relating to the de Burgho family of Co Limerick & associated families of Bourke of Drumsally, Frewen, Osborne, Dwyer, Powell, Gabbett etc, mainly concerning the compiling of abstract of title to de Burgho estate in 1879, 17th-19th centuries. Small Accs Index 66; National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes marriage settlement of Sir Richard D. De Burgho & Catherine Frances Brasier, Bally Ellis, Co Cork, 1844. Small Accs Index 76, D.9767; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources