Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Webber (Cos Sligo & Limerick)

A family who were settled near the city of Cork in the early 17th century. Thomas Webber married Letitia Irwin of Tanragoe, county Sligo in 1754. Their eldest son, Daniel Webb Webber, Member of Parliament for Armagh in 1816, married Sarah Wood, heiress of Leekfield, county Sligo. The Webber family held land in the barony of Tireragh although their extensive estates were in the midlands of Ireland, principally Laois and Offaly. Charles Tankerville Webber is listed as the owner in the mid-19th century. He was a QC who married the daughter of the 3rd Earl of Kingston and their fourth son, Robert Tankerville Webber, acquired part of the Kingston estate in county Limerick post Griffith's Valuation. The family owned almost 4500 acres in county Sligo in 1876. William Downes Webber, a nephew of Charles T. Webber, married Anna, widow of the 5th Earl of Kingston of Mitchelstown Castle in 1873. In the 1870s Captain Robert Webber of India owned 1,814 acres in county Limerick and in 1906 Robert T. Webber held untenanted land at Glenacurra, Kilyglass and Coolboy, parish of Kilbeheny, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Leekfield Leekfield Skreen Dromore West Toberpatrick West 30 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G533325
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 25
Highpark House Carrowgilhooly Skreen Dromore West Toberpatrick West 30 Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G558336
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 24
Ardnaglass Ardabrone Skreen Dromore West Toberpatrick West Tireragh Sligo OSI Ref: G539344
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 25

Archival sources

  • Estate of Charles P. Webber, 1897. Estates Vol I. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Rev. W. Webber estate, 1854-58. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Webber estate, 1869-78. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of estate of Frances Webber, 1847-55. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Rental of Webber estate, 1882. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Valuation of Webber estate, 1897& late 19th century. Robinson Collection. ; Sligo County Library
  • Agreements & correspondence relating to estate of Charles P. Webber, 1864-99. T.C./16; Sligo County Library
  • Leases, mainly by members of the families of Jones and Webber, relating to lands at Carrowcashell and elsewhere in Co. Sligo, and also in Sligo town, with some associated papers, c.1713-1800. D27,427-27,441.; National Library of Ireland
  • Seventeen deeds of the Webber, Rogers, and other families, mainly relating to house property, etc. in Cork City, also a will and a marriage settlement, 1668-1878. D27,410-27,426.; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Webber of City of Cork and of Kilmurry, Co. Wexford, 1666 -- 1769. GO Ms. 139, pp.179 & 204-6.; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigrees of Morris of Galway, Stacey of Hants, Webber of Co. Limerick and Wingfield, Viscounts Powerscourt, c.1710 -- 1950. GO Ms. 816(19).; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources