Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gabbett (Highpark)

A junior branch of the Gabbetts of Caherline, near Limerick city, founded by Joseph Gabbett, third son of William Gabbett and Dorothea de Burgh, who married in 1730. Joseph Gabbett succeeded to the High Park estate of his great uncle, Joseph Gabbett, and to the Sparsholt estate in Berkshire of his uncle, Lieutenant General Joseph Gabbett, who had married the daughter and heiress of Seymour Richmond of Sparsholt. Joseph Gabbett married Mary Lloyd of Castle Lloyd and their three sons, Joseph, William and Thomas, held land in the parish of Caherconlish, barony of Clanwilliam, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1832 their granddaughter, Lucy Caroline, married William Smith O'Brien of Cahirmoyle, county Limerick, a brother of Lord Inchiquin and a political activist. In April 1872 the estate of the Reverend Joseph Gabbett and Joseph Gabbett the younger at High Park, a total of 723 acres, was advertised for sale. Captain Charles D. Gabbett was the tenant of Highpark at the time. Much of the property was purchased in trust by Mr. Fry including one portion on behalf of Reverend Joseph Gabbett. The Reverend Robert Gabbett of The Vicarage, Foynes, owned over 500 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. However, Bateman, writing in the 1880s, states that Reverend Joseph Gabbett of Ardmullen, Kilmallock, county Limerick, owned over 3,500 acres in that county as well as land in county Tipperary.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Highpark Highpark Caherconlish Limerick Caherconlish West 50 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R660 515
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 65
Ballyvorneen Ballyvorneen Caherconlish Limerick Kilmurry 52 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R699 469
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Prospect Prospect East Cloghprior Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R861 875
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59
Lodge Lodge Killodiernan Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R844 875
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gabbett, 26 Apr 1872, Vol 105 (57), MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sale of Lodge, Barry to Gabbett, 1766. ROD 437.247.282678; Registry of Deeds

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources