Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Walker (Liskennet East)

Francis Spring Walker held land in the parishes of Ardagh, Kilmoylan and Loghill, barony of Shanid, Ballingarry and Kilmeedy, barony of Connello Upper, and with John Anster in the parish of Croom, barony of Coshma, county Limerick. His son Francis married a Blennerhassett but had no children and his daughter Helen Mary married Grady F. Conyers. In June 1866 the townland of Cloonpasteen, parish of Kilmeedy, was advertised for sale by Francis Spring Walker's widow and son. In June 1873 lands in the baronies of Glenquin, Connello Upper (part of Liskennet) and Coshma, county Limerick and in county Kildare, the estate of Francis S. Walker and John Anster were advertised for sale. Some of these lands, with the lands of Tubbrid, barony of Shanid, amounting to over 800 acres, were advertised for sale in December 1876 by Francis S. Walker's widow Elizabeth, his son Anster Fitzgerald Walker, his daughter Helen Conyers and her husband. John Fitzgerald Anster was the petitioner. It was sold in trust to Austin Fitzgerald Walker. In the mid 1870s the representatives of Francis S. Walker of Rathmines, county Dublin, owned 692 acres and John Anster of Dublin owned 332 acres in county Limerick.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Liskennet Liskennet East Ballingarry Croom Coolrus 12 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R487 359
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Memorial of renewal, Jones, Langford & others to Francis Spring Walker, Castleconnell, 1833 & order of appointment of rent, ILC, 1921. Small Accessions Index 76. D.9759, CO 2227; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Walker & Anster, 13 June 1873, Vol 110 (32), MRGS 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Walker & Conyers, 12 Dec 1876, Vol 126 (30), MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Walker, 19 June 1866, Vol 81 (76), MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Memorandum of agreement between Francis Spring Walker, Francis Heffernan Walker, Anster Fitzgerald Walker & Robert Murray re lands in Cos Kildare & Limerick, 16 Nov 1864. D 26,856; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds, testamentary, legal & miscellaneous records including documents re Francis Spring Walker of Liskennet, mainly 19th century. A.Lane Joynt solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 51, Co.965-990, M.353-363, D.5534-5753, T.1176-1198; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources