Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Biggs (Bellevue)

Samuel Dixon [Dickson] Biggs held three townlands in the parish of Killeenagarriff, barony of Clanwilliam and two townlands in the parish of Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick, at the the time of Griffith's Valuation. His county Tipperary estate was in the parishes of Kilbarron, Loughkeen and Terryglass, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. The representatives of Mrs Biggs also held land in the parish of Bruree, barony of Coshma, county Limerick. The Biggs were a county Tipperary family. In 1807 George Washington Biggs of Bellevue, county Tipperary, married Anne, daughter of Samuel Dickson of Ballynaguile, county Limerick. Samuel Dickson Biggs was their second son. He owned 557 acres in county Limerick and 1,075 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s while his younger brother, Stephen Dickson Biggs, owned 1,117 acres in county Limerick.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lickadoon Lickadoon Caheravally Limerick Roxborough 57 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R596 507
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 65
Ashleypark Ashleypark Cloghprior Nenagh Ardcrony 83 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R879 861
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 59
Bellevue Bellevue Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R810 946
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Donaghmore, barony of Clanwilliam, 1942. Limerick North East 12 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, North Tipperary No. 12 (Bellevue); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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