Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Evans (Knockaderry)

The Reverend Thomas Waller Evans was the second son of Thomas Evans of Miltown Castle, county Cork and younger brother of Eyre Evans of Ash Hill Towers, county Limerick. In 1763 he married Catherine, daughter of James Conyers D'Arcy of Knockaderry House, county Limerick, sole heiress of her brother, Colonel James D'Arcy. Their grandson, Thomas D'Arcy Evans, held land in the parishes of Clonelty, Grange and Killeedy, barony of Glenquin, and Corcomohide, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The D'Arcy Evans also held land in the parishes of Kilmeen, barony of Duhallow and Kilbolane, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork. Lands belonging to Thomas D. Evans in counties Limerick and Cork were advertised for sale in July 1851. The county Cork lands at Knockaclarig, barony of Duhallow, were held under a lease from Nicholas Lysaght to Edward Darcy dated 8 May 1712. In November 1859, over 300 acres in the barony of East Carbery , the property of Thomas Waller Eyre Evans, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The petitioner to the sale was John D'Arcy Evans. The latter had offered over 500 acres of his estate in counties Cork and Limerick for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in April 1857. Some of this property was purchased by John G. Daunt while other lots were bought back by D'Arcy Evans. Thomas D'Arcy Evans of Knockaderry owned 1,170 acres in county Cork and 875 acres in county Limerick in the 1870s. His younger brother, John Darcy Evans of Clontarf, county Dublin, owned 509 acres in county Cork. In the 1870s Thomas D'Arcy Evans and his wife, Thomasina Eliza (Reeves of Belfort), held 427 acres in common with Mrs Margaret Leyne, Wilson Gun and Charles Evans of Limerick and his wife. This land in the baronies of Clanwilliam and Coshlea, county Limerick, was advertised for sale in February 1876 with lands in the town of Charleville and the demesne of Belfort.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Knockaderry Knockaderry Clonelty Newcastle Knockaderry 115 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R328 356
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 64
Hardingville House Coolnagour Kilbolane Kanturk Milford 174 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R407 218
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 73
Belfort Rathgoggan Middle Rathgoggan Kilmallock Charleville 186 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 233
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Evans, 10 July 1851, Vol 10 (8), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Evans, 17 Apr 1857, Vol 44 (54), MRGS 39/021, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Raymond, Leyne, Gun, Evans, McCarthy, Hurst, Curling, Chute, 22 Feb 1876, Vol 122 (39), MRGS 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Legal & financial papers re D’Arcy Evans estates in Cos Limerick & Cork, also documents re Felan & Greene families, 1732-1872. MS 8384; National Library of Ireland
  • D’Arcy Evans Papers: 26 deeds re properties of families of Barrington, Clarke, Cox, D’Arcy Evans, Greene, Holmes, Purdon, Upton & Wallace, mainly in Cos Cork & Limerick. D 6760-6785 ; National Library 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
  • Copy of certificate of arms being Evans, quartering D’Arcy with escutcheon of Reeves, to Thomas D’Arcy Evans of Knockaderry, & grandson of Rev Thomas Walter Evans, rector of Dunmanway & of his wife Catherine daughter of Col James D’Arcy of Knockaderry, 2 Oct 1856. GO MS 108:147-148; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Knockaderry, barony of Connello Upper, 1944. Limerick West 16; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Eyre Evans, 4 November 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources