Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Oliver (Castle Oliver)

By the late 17th century the Olivers were settled at Clonodfoy (later known as Castle Oliver), barony of Coshlea, county Limerick. Captain Robert Oliver was granted lands in the barony of Coshlea and in the barony of Clanmorris, county Kerry in 1666. In 1734 Robert Oliver, Member of Parliament for Kilmallock, married Jane Katherine, daughter and co-heiress of John Silver. In 1667 Owen Silver had been granted lands in the barony of Muskerry, county Cork and Ileagh, county Tipperary. Robert and Jane's son, Silver Oliver, also married an heiress, Isabella Sarah Newman of Newbury (Newberry Manor), county Cork, as did their grandson, Richard Philip Oliver. He married Mary Turner through whom the family inherited the Gascoigne estates in Yorkshire. Richard and Mary Oliver Gascoigne had two daughters, Mary Isabella and Elizabeth who succeeded to the Oliver and Gascoigne estates in 1843. Both married members of the Trench family of Woodlawn, county Galway. The Oliver estate was in the barony of Coshlea, mainly in the parishes of Kilfinnane, Kilflyn and Particles. The Deane Oliver estate including part of Castletownroche was offered for sale in November 1867. It amounted to over 800 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Shannon Mountshannon Stradbally Limerick Ballyvarra 46 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R652 592
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 65
Castle Oliver Castleoliver Particles Kilmallock Particles 39 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R663 194
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 73
Spa Hill Kilfinnane Kilfinnane Kilmallock Kilfinnane 37 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R687 229
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 73
Rockmills Lodge [Rockmills House] Ballynahalisk St Nathlash Mitchelstown Derryvillane 290 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R722 080
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitors collection, includes documents re Oliver family property in Cos Limerick & Cork, 1750-1890. Small Accs Index 103, D.17,449-17,453; National Archives of Ireland
  • 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, MSS 9089-9091, MSS 9449-9451, MSS 10,930-10,944; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Oliver of Cloughanadfoy & Castle Oliver, c 1650-1810. GO MS 168:104-105; National Library of Ireland
  • Typed extract from the schedule of the muniments covering the estates of Oliver of Castle Oliver in Ireland, deposited in Leeds Central Library in 1957 & transferred to the National Library of Ireland. Microfilm P 4694; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of Robert Oliver of Clonodfoy & to Richard Oliver of Castle Oliver, being one of them, 31 Mar 1810. GO MS 105:114; National Library of Ireland
  • Coote & Oliver Family & Estate Papers, records relating to the Coote family of Mount Coote, Co Limerick & the Oliver family [of Co Limerick?]. Oliver family material 1698-1815. D3168/2; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Glenroe/Ballyorgan, barony of Coshlea, 1943. Limerick North East 18 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • C. Deane Oliver Collection, deeds, testamentary & legal documents re estates of families of Cripps of Calmony, Cahirnary & city of Limerick; Oliver of Clonodfoy, Co Limerick & Aldworth of Newmarket, Co Cork. Small Accs Index 1/634, T.3880-1, D.12012-28 & Co 2473-5 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Oliver, Gibbings, Aldworth, 10 June 1856, Vol 40 (32), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Deane Oliver, 12 Nov 1867, Vol 87 (26), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Katherine Deane Oliver's Commonplace Book of photographs, postcards, memorial cards, prayers etc. circa early 20th century. Ms 705 ; Representative Church Body Library

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Modern printed sources