Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Browning (Cos Waterford & Limerick)

The Brownings were a Gloucestershire family who settled in county Waterford in the late 17th century. In 1785 Thomas Browning of Richmond, county Waterford, married Jane Norris of Limerick. Their son, Jeffrey Browning, purchased Carass Court, parish of Croom, county Limerick, from Lord Carbery, and this house was the family's main residence for the 19th century. Jeffrey Browning married his cousin Francis Roche, sister of Sir David Roche 1st baronet, and had 19 children. In the 1870s Emily Browning of Carass Court owned 228 acres in county Limerick while her son Thomas W. Browning also of Carass Court owned 238 acres in county Limerick, 238 acres in county Cork and 898 acres in county Waterford. Thomas Browning was among the principal lessors in the parish of Rossmire, barony of Decies-without=Drum in that county in 1851. Sadleir notes an earlier member of the family, Samuel Browning, as "of Affane" in 1775, who was connected with the Musgraves. The estate of Hull Stephen Browning, a member of this family, at Clonpriest, barony of Imokilly, was advertised for sale in July 1871. The Brownings had inherited Clonpriest through marriage with the Haymans.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Blackwater House Rosmadda West St Patricks Limerick Ballyglass 113 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R596 625
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 58
Clorhane Clorhane Adare Croom Adare North 1 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R456 495
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Bruree House Garroose Bruree Kilmallock Bruree 25 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R550 296
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 73
Carass Court Caherass Croom Croom Croom 16 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R497 427
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Clorane Clorane Croom Croom Abbeyville 13 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R555 391
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Croom, barony of Coshma, 1943. Limerick North East 11; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Deeds, legal papers etc. relating to the families of Whitelock-Lloyd, and to the allied families of Browning and Roche, concerning estates at Buttevant, Co. Cork, 19th c. (An unsorted collection in the National Library of Ireland.); National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Browning, 7 July 1871, Vol 103 (25), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources