Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gascoigne/Trench (Castle Oliver)

Richard Oliver of Castle Oliver, county Limerick, took the additional name of Gascoigne when he and his wife became the successors to the Gascoigne of Parlington estate in Yorkshire. Richard Oliver Gascoigne died in 1843 and was succeeded by his two daughters. In 1850 Mary Isabella married the Honourable Frederic Charles Trench, a first cousin of the 2nd Baron Ashtown. In 1852 her sister Elizabeth married Frederic Mason Trench, 2nd Baron Ashtown, of Woodlawn, county Galway, as his second wife. They had no children. Griffith's Valuation records the county Limerick estate of Elizabeth O. Gascoigne and her brother-in-law, Frederic Charles Trench, as situated mainly in the parish of Kilflyn, Kilfinnane and Particles but also in the parishes of Athneasy, Ballingarry, Darragh, Emlygrennan, Kilbreedy Major, and Knocklong, barony of Coshlea. In the 1870s Lord Ashtown owned over 11,000 acres in county Limerick while the Honourable F.C.T. Gascoigne of Parlington, Yorkshire, who had taken the additional name of Gascoigne, owned 7,766 acres in county Limerick. In June 1875 an estate on the Shannon estuary at Killocally, barony of Shanid, amounting to 727 acres was bought in trust for Colonel Gascoigne from Charles H. Minchin.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castle Oliver Castleoliver Particles Kilmallock Particles 39 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R663 194
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 73
Martinstown Martinstown Athneasy Kilmallock Emlygrennan 34 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R669 286
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 73
Ballynahinch Ballynahinch Knocklong Kilmallock Emlygrennan 34 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R698 287
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Castle Oliver Papers, records relating to the Oliver & Silver families of Castle Oliver & to properties in Cos Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Leitrim & Kilkenny, including records of the Corporation of Kilmallock, 17th-19th centuries. D 18,854-19,056, MS 8482, MS 9089-9091, MS 9449-9451, MS 10,930-10,944; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bowles & Minchin, 10 June 1875, Vol 119 (30), MRGS 39/054, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Family & estate papers of the Gascoigne family of Parlington, 12th-20th centuries. ; West Yorkshire Archive Service: Leeds
  • Gascoigne Papers: 20 volumes of rentals & accounts of the Gascoigne estate in Co Limerick, 1826-1846. MSS 9429-9448; National Library of Ireland
  • Volume of 38 maps of the estate of the Misses Gascoigne, situated in Co Limerick, with lists of tenants, 1845. 21 F 122; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent ledgers of the estates of Lord Ashtown in Co Limerick, 1839-1882. MSS 5823-5827 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Estate records relating to the Ashtown’s Castle Oliver estate, accounts ledger 1875-1889; workmen’s time book, 1913-1921; account books for years ending 30 April 1886 & 1889, William Uniacke Townsend and Charles Eyre Townsend for Lady Ashtown; unused account book. LM1999.0001-0005; Limerick City Museum
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Glenroe/Ballyorgan, barony of Coshlea, 1943. Limerick North East 18 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources