Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barry (Friarstown)

A junior branch of the Barrys of Buttevant, county Cork, settled in the barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, in the 16th century. By the mid 17th century they were established at Friarstown, which they possibly acquired under the protection of the Ingoldsby family. Later they held much of their estate from the Kellys who purchased the Ingoldsby Massy estate. John Barry of Friarstown married Mary O'Shaughnessy and they had three sons, James of Bellevue, Thomas of Caherline and John of Sandville. The estate of Thomas Barry at Ballysallagh, Caherline and Bawnbee, barony of Clanwilliam, was advertised for sale in March 1860. The Barry estate was in the parish of Rochestown and in the 1870s amounted to 644 acres belonging to James Grene Barry of Sandville. By the mid 19th century James Barry of Sandville had acquired the townland of Ballyphilip, parish of Croom, barony of Coshma, formerly the property of the Yielding family. see


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Caherline Caherline Ballybrood Limerick Kilmurry 52 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R685 461
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Rockstown House Rockstown Fedamore Limerick Ballybricken 48 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R623 462
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Sandville Friarstown Rochestown Limerick Ballybricken 48 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R635 463
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Friarstown (Grange) Friarstown Rochestown Limerick Ballybricken 48 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R635455
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Cherrygrove Ballymacrory Croom Croom Croom 16 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R530 377
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65
Belview/Bellevue Ballyphilip Croom Croom Ballynabanoge 14 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R530 354
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Barry, 17 Mar 1860, Vol 58 (44), MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers re Barry family of Sandville House, Co Limerick, including will of Michael Barry, genealogical material & documents re land transactions, 1831-1880. MS 8346; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Barry of Bohergar, Farnane, Rockstown, Friarstown now Sandville, circa 1570-1892. GO MS 180: 462-467; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to James Greene Barry of Sandville & descendants of his great grandfather James Barry of Friarstown now Sandville, 6 Dec 1899. GO MS 111:58-59; National Library of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of Mary Elizabeth Kane, Georges St, Limerick City & James Grene Barry of Sandville, Co Limerick, 20 June 1881. Also 2 deeds re lands in barony of Coshma, 1914 & 1948. 999/374/9; National Archives of Ireland
  • Probate of last will 7 testament of John Barry, 1827. LM1999.0076 ; Limerick City Museum
  • Rental of Bellview estate of James Grene Barry, 1861-1908. LM2000.0139 ; Limerick City Museum
  • Papers of Barry family of Springvale, Ballyneety, Co Limerick & Leamlara, Co Cork, mainly relating to the Sandville branch of the Barry family & the activities of James Grene Barry, mainly 19th century. P20; University of Limerick: Special Collections and Information Services, Glucksman Library

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Modern printed sources