Landed Estates
University of Galway

Gabbett (Caherline)

A Shropshire family who were established at Caherline, county Limerick by the end of the 17th century. The senior branch of this family remained at Caherline throughout the following two centuries while junior branches settled at Mountminnett, High Park, Strand House and in county Clare. [The evidence seems to suggest that the Gabbetts originally lived in the townland of Caherline, parish of Ballybrood and then in a house called Caherline at Lisnagry near Limerick city]. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Henry Gabbett held an estate in the parish of Ballybrood, barony of Clanwilliam. In the 1870s his son Richard J. Gabbett of Caherline owned just over a thousand acres in county Limerick. The Mountminnett branch of the family were descended from John Gabbett third son of William Gabbett of Caherline. In 1713 John married Mary Apjohn and their descendants, successive generations named William, continued to live at Mountminnett into the late 19th century when William Gabbett of Mountminnett is recorded as owning 397 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mountminnett Mountminnett Ballybrood Limerick Kilmurry 52 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R701 449
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Caherline Caherline Ballybrood Limerick Kilmurry 52 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R685 461
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Caherline House Lisnagry Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R657 597
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65
Corbally House Corbally St Patricks Limerick Limerick No 1 Urban Limerick City Limerick OSI Ref: R580 598
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Genealogical & antiquarian notes of Rev Robert J. Gabbett, rector of Shanagolden c 1860-1870 re Gabbett family & Co Limerick. Microfilm P.2881; National Library of Ireland
  • Gabbett Papers, contains deeds re properties in Limerick city mainly Brunswick St & Stonetown & William, Daniel & Daniel Fitzgerald Gabbett, leases from Thomas Maunsell & John Kennedy of premises in Limerick city 1811, also mid 18th century deeds re Stonetown, mainly 19th century. (unsorted collection); National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of the 4th & 5th Barons of Suffield of Gunton Park, 1829-1914, include W.R. Williams, Talybont, Breconshire, on the Harbords as M.P.s, with notes on the Gabbett family of Limerick, 1903. MC 350/94, 711 x 2 ; Norfolk Record Office

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Modern printed sources