Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Powell (Clonshavoy)

The Powells were established in county Limerick by the end of the 17th century. In 1703 Richard Powell bought some of the confiscated estate of James II in the barony of Clanwilliam. In 1717 Robert Powell of Newgarden married Anne Eyre of Galway. In May 1773 their eldest son Richard conveyed Prospect (Lisnagry) to a widow, Mary Connor. The fee simple of Prospect was advertised for sale in November 1859. Robert and Anne's fifth son Caleb Powell (1730-1797) settled at Clonshavoy. Caleb Powell served in the Army in India under Colonel Robert Clive and was agent to the Clive estate in county Clare post 1760. At the time of Griffith's Valuation his grandson Caleb Powell held land in the parishes of Feenagh, barony of Bunratty Lower, county Clare and Abington, barony of Owneybeg, county Limerick. In the 1870s Caleb Powell of Clonshavoy, Barrington's Bridge, Limerick owned 352 acres in county Clare and 234 acres in county Limerick. Property in the barony of Owenybeg, county Limerick and in Limerick City, owned by Caleb and Eyre Burton Powell was sold in the Land Judges' Court in January 1888. The purchasers were Daniel and John Ryan and John Powell in trust.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Clonshavoy Clonshavoy Abington Limerick Clonkeen 74 Owneybeg Limerick OSI Ref: R696 552
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65
Prospect Prospect Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R643 607
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 58
Newgarden Newgarden North Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R649 610
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 58

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lloyd, Collis & Powell, 23 Nov 1854, Vol 32 (8) & 21 Oct 1856, Vol 41 (39), MRGS 39/014 & 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lloyd, Collis, Powell & Smyth, 5 Nov 1857, Vol 48 (11), MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Powell, 10 May 1859, Vol 55 (40), MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), O’Connor, (Prospect), 24 Nov 1859, Vol 57 (41), MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Townley Hall Papers: case stated of Robert Powel re title to Lisnegry & other lands in Limerick, 1682-1723. MS 10,333; National Library of Ireland
  • Chancery bill of William Flower & Richard Powell (his tenant) v Morgan O’Brien re lands of Curraghkittle, Co Limerick, formerly of Col Richard Coote, 1726-1739. D 20,242; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence re the sale of the estate of Caleb & Eyre Powell in Cos Clare & Limerick to Matthew Egan, May 1873-April 1878. 999/760; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes exeplification of prerogative will of Caleb Powell, 1797. T.7264. Small Accs Index 103 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Eric B. Porter Collection includes deeds re lands in Co Limerick of Powell of Caher Elly among others, mainly 18th century. Small Accs. Index 78, Bundle 4, D.11,884-11,916; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources