Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Evans (Ash Hill Towers)

A branch of the Evans family, Barons Carberys, descended from Thomas Evans of Miltown Castle, county Cork, Member of Parliament for Castlemartyr, who, in 1721, married Mary Waller of county Limerick. Their eldest son, Eyre of Milltown Castle, married a county Limerick heiress, Mary Williams, and their eldest son was Eyre Evans of Ash Hill Towers. Their second son, Reverend Thomas Waller Evans, was ancestor of the Evans of Knockaderry, county Limerick. Most of the estate of this family was in county Cork. In December 1858 over 900 acres in the baronies of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork and Pubblebrien, county Limerick, part of the estate of Elystan Eyre Evans, a minor, were advertised for sale, by his guardians. Another sale of parts of E.E. Evans estate in the baronies of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork, Coshlea, county Limerick and Granard, county Longford was advertised in June 1860. These lots were sold to Mr. Cagney and G.F. Ralph. Elystan Eyre Evans of Ash Hill Towers owned 2,148 acres in county Cork and 264 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. Over 500 acres in counties Cork and Limerick including Ashhill Towers and demesne were advertised for sale in June 1877. The sale of many of these lots was adjourned due to insufficient bidding but some lots were sold in trust.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ash Hill Towers Ash Hill St Peters and St Pauls Kilmallock Kilmallock 43f Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R602 272
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 73
Milltown Castle Milltown Cooliney Kilmallock Milltown 187 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R500 198
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Evans & Crofton, 9 Dec 1858, Vol 54 (28), MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Evans & Crofton, 14 June 1860, Vol 59 (41), MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Evans, 29 June 1877, Vol 128 (37 & 38) & 6 July 1878, Vol 134 (4), MRGS 39/058 & 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Evans of Ballygrenane, Caheraass, Bulgaden Hall, Fanningstown, Co Limerick, Barons Carbery of Portrane, Co Laois, Ash Hill Tower & Bushy Island, Co Limerick, later Evans Freke, D’Arcy Evans & Waller Evans, circa 1628-1862. GO MS 178:475-494; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps of estate of Elyston C. Evans, in Cos Cork & Limerick, with tenants’ names, 1867. 21 F 123; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Evans of Ash Hill, through Burgamy, Co Longford from Rose of Morgans, circa 1700-1830. GO MS 174:7; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Kilmallock, barony of Coshlea, 1943. Limerick North East 22; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Leases by members of, the family of Evans, relating to lands at Ardglass, Killares and Lissaree in the Barony of Orrery and Kilmore Co. Cork, 1845-1868. D. 27,283-27,285 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Agreement of Samuel Kingston with Thomas Evans re lands at Sheaf, barony of East Carberry, Co. Cork, 1 May, 1728. D. 26,815 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds re lands in Co Limerick, 1704-1816. D.20479-20510; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Ballyhea; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources