Edward Sayers held a townland in the parish of Particles, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The house was valued at £26 and the corn mill which was in the demesne grounds at £18. Sunville and its mills had previously belonged to the Godsell family who had been located at Sunville from the late 17th century. The house, mill and 287 acres were advertised for sale in January 1853. The rental states that this property was originally part of the Ponsonby estate and that an Act of Parliament had been passed in the 1780s for the sale of the estates of James C. Ponsonby. In the 1870s Edward Seyers of Sunville, Charleville, owned 621 acres in county Limerick. Edward Sayers may be a member of the Sayers family of Croghnacree, barony of Fermoy, county Cork, held from the St Leger family of Doneraile. The Irish Times reported on the sale of portions of the latter property in November 1864. The sale of two lots was adjourned while the third was sold to a Mr. Walsh. In January 1888 property owned by Hugh Thomas Sayers in the barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court. The sale was adjourned to allow negotiations between representative of the tenants and the owner's solicitor with a view to the tenants purchasing the estate.
- Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sayers, 20 Jan 1853, Vol 20 (9), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- LEWIS, Samuel. ''A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland''. London: S. Lewis & Co., 1837: I, 56 & II, 457
- LEET, Ambrose. ''A directory to the market towns, villages, gentlemen's seats, and other noted places in Ireland''. Dublin: Printed by B. Smith, 1814 : 365 (Godsill)
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Barony of Coshlea, 162
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 153
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 409
Modern printed sources
- ''Irish Times'': Landed Estates Court Sales, 19 November 1864, p.3. Land Judges' Court sale reports, 13 January 1888, p.3.