Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Rous

Dr Malcomson writes that Juliana Warter Wilson, daughter of Edward Wilson of Bilboa, county Limerick was sole heiress to an estate on the border between counties Limerick and Tipperary. In 1788 she married Sir John Rous, 6th Baronet, of Henham Hall, Suffolk and died in 1790. Their only daughter married Vice Admiral the Honourable Sir Henry Hotham. Sir John remarried and was created Earl of Stradbroke in 1821. Land in the barony of Glenhiry, county Waterford, was later acquired by this family. During the famine, contemporary newspapers indicate that the Earl gave an abatement of fifty percent of the rents on his Waterford estate. In the 1850s the estate was among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilronan in that barony. It also held townlands in the parish of Kilbarrymeadan, barony of Decies-without-Drum. In July 1859, over 2000 acres of the county Waterford estate, was offered for sale. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey circa 1840 Lord Stradbroke had an estate comprised of at least nine townlands in the parish of Doon, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick. His agent was Abraham Coates. By the time of Griffith's Valuation in the early 1850s the Stradbroke estate was in the possession of Hugh Massy O'Grady of Castle Garde. In August 1873 houses and premises belonging to the Earl of Stradbroke in the city of Limerick were advertised for sale. In the mid 19th century Lord Stradbroke also had an estate in county Tipperary in the parishes of Abington and Kilvellane, barony of Owney and Arra. The Ordnance Survey Name Books provide an account of the copper mines owned by the Stradbrooke estate in this parish in 1840. This estate amounting to 8,829 acres was advertised for sale in May 1873. A collection of papers relating to the Irish estates is preserved in the Suffolk Record Office.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bilboa Court Bilboa Demesne Doon Tipperary No 2 Doon South 145 Coonagh Limerick OSI Ref: R806 528
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 66
Ardpaddin Ardpaddin Kilronan Clonmel Ballymacarbry 11 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S148150
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 74
Nirevale House & Mill Ballymacarbry Kilronan Clonmel Balymacarbry 11 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S192130
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 74
Ballymakee House Ballymakee Kilronan Clonmel Ballymacarbry 11 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S149138
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 74
Whitesfort Whitesfort Kilronan Clonmel Ballymacarbry 11 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S144177
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 74
Kilbarrymeadan Kilbarrymeadan Kilbarrymeadan Kilmacthomas Kilbarrymeadan 43 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S454029
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Stradbroke Papers, microfilm of Irish estate material, documents re estates of Rous family, later Earls of Stradbroke in Cos Limerick, Tipperary & Waterford, including rentals & correspondence, 1766-1873. MIC/253; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Stradbroke Papers, HA11 & HB 26; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Stradbroke, 1 Aug 1873, Vol 111 (22), MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Rous (Earl of Stradbroke), 1 July 1859, Vol 56, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Stradbroke, 23 May 1873, Vol 110 (9), MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources