Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gavin (Kilpeacon)

Lands held by Gore Henry Hughes and James Butler Hughes from Michael Gavin were advertised for sale in February 1852 under an order of the Court dated 23 October 1850 see ''The Irish Jurist'' Vol 3 (1851), p. 152. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Michael Gavin held land in the parishes of St Nicholas, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick and Relickmurry & Athassel, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Major George Gavin of Kilpeacon House owned 738 acres in county Limerick while the representatives of Captain Michael Gavin of Barrington Street, Limerick owned 145 acres in county Limerick and 907 acres in county Tipperary. The estate of Captain Michael Gavin deceased in the barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary and in the South Liberties of Limerick city was advertised for sale by the trustees of the Captain's will in January 1877. Major George Gavin had bought Kilpeacon from the Commissioners for the sale of Encumbered Estates in the 1850s. Major George O'Halloran Gavin was the son of Michael Gavin of Limerick and his wife Margaret O'Halloran and he married Jane daughter of Montiford Westropp of Mellon. He was a Major in the 16th Lancers and Liberal Member of Parliament for Limerick. The Major died in 1880. One of his sons Montiford Westropp Gavin, born 1858, played cricket for Ireland in 1890 and died at Kilpeacon in 1922.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Kilpeacon Kilpeacon Kilpeacon Croom Kilpeacon 6 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R561 472
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 65
Ballycarron Ballycarron Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Ballycarron Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S003 336
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66
Suirville Suirville Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Thomastown 165 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S002 339
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gavin, 19 Jan 1877, Vol 127 (14) & 26 Apr 1877, Vol 127 (59), MRGS 39/057 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Fedamore, barony of Small County, 1944. Limerick North East 16 ; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hughes, 27 Feb 1852, Vol 13 (58), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources