Landed Estates
NUI Galway


A family from Wiltshire who first settled in county Cork and then moved to county Limerick. [An Edward Plomer was granted 399 acres in the barony of Carbury, county Cork, in 1670.] In the mid 18th century Richard Plummer of Mount Plummer married Ellen daughter of Francis Brudenell of Ballinguile, county Limerick and his wife Catherine Ryves. Their only son Brudenell Plummer married Frances Fitzgerald second daughter of the Thomas Fitzgerald, Knight of Glin. He died in 1828. By the time of Griffith's Valuation the estate of the Reverend Richard Plummer in the parishes of Killeedy and Monagay, barony of Glenquin, was in Chancery. In the 1870s Brudenell Plummer of Killoory Glebe, Causeway, county Kerry, owned 1,773 acres in county Limerick and the Representatives of the Reverend T.F.G. Plummer owned 495 acres.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Plummer Mountplummer Monagay Newcastle Mountplummer 108 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R316 215
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 72
Curryglass Curryglass Shandrum Kanturk Dromina 172 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R451 205
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Letters of administration of the will of Brudenell Plummer of The Bungalow, Caw, county Londonderry, 19 Jan 1870.; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Deeds re estates in Cos Limerick & Cork of the Plummer family 1777-1843. D/1118; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Abstract of will of Francis Brudnell of Ballyguile, Co Limerick, 1756. GO MS 139:270; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of Richard Plummer of Cork, son of Richard Plummer of Bodwyn in Wiltshire etc & to their descendant, Brudenell Plummer of Limerick, son of Major Richard Plummer of the Kerry Militia, son of Rev Richard Plummer, rector of Killury, Co Kerry, 14 Nov 1908. GO MS 111:233-234; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources