Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1666 John Frend, a captain in the Cromwellian army, was granted over 3,000 acres in the barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick. His fourth son, Benjamin, held estates centred on Boskill, Caherconlish, county Limerick and Ballyreehy, county Offaly. In 1773 his descendant, Benjamin Frend of Boskill, married Arabella Purdon of Tinerana, county Clare and left his estates to his second son, another Benjamin, who married a sister of the 1st Viscount Gort. In 1842 their eldest son, Benjamin Bunbury Frend, married Jane Bagwell of the Marlfield family and this couple lived at Rocklow and Ardsallagh in the parish of Rathcool, county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Benjamin Frend, senior, held at least eight townlands in the parishes of Caherconlish, Donaghmore and St Nicholas Parish, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick and a townland in the parish of Kilbonane, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork [leased to William Spillane]. George C. Frend held a townland in the parish of Donaghmore, county Limerick. Benjamin Frend of Boskill owned over a thousand acres in county Limerick in the 1870s while [his first cousin] Benjamin Frend of Paris owned 636 acres. The Frend family were resident in Moneygall, county Offaly in the 1970s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Landscape Illaunyregan Kiltenanlea Kiltenanlea109 Limerick Tulla Lower Clare OSI Ref: R638 616
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Boskill Templemichael Caherconlish Limerick Caherconlish West 50 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R688 492
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 65
Ardsallagh Ardsallagh Rathcool Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S166 375
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66
Rocklow Rocklow Rathcool Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S196 367
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Frend, 2 Dec 1856, Vol 43 (8), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Recovery suffered by George Frend of lands of Carrigkerrihy, Downemona etc, Co Limerick, other parties Richard Maunsell & Nicholas Smith, 2 Feb 1788. D 15,444; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Caherconlish, barony of Clanwilliam, 1944. Limerick North East 8 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle

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Modern printed sources