Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Uptons were settled at Ashgrove, near Newcastle, county Limerick, from 1694 when they were given a lease for ever by Thomas Holmes (see Stephenson sale rental 1854). At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of John Upton held land in the parishes of Ardagh, barony of Shanid and Newcastle, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick. The estate of John Samuel Upton at Glanastare, parish of Newcastle, amounting to 731 acres was advertised for sale in November 1857 and again in 1865. In the 1870s John Upton of Ballinaberina, Newcastle, owned 184 acres in county Limerick and Samuel Upton of Ballinakill, Newcastle owned 55 acres.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ashgrove Ashgrove Newcastle Newcastle Ardagh 97 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R254 353
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 64
Glenastar Glenastar Newcastle Newcastle Ardagh 97 Glenquin Limerick OSI Ref: R254 385
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 64
Ballynabearna Ballynabearna Ardagh Newcastle Ardagh 97 Shanid Limerick OSI Ref: R246 372
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 64

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Stephenson, 20 June 1854, Vol 29 (32), MRGS 39/013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered & Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Upton, 6 Nov 1857, Vol 48 (18), 27 Apr 1865, Vol 75 (99), 15 June 1865, Vol 77 (16), 2 Nov 1865, Vol 78 (54), MRGS 39/023, 39/037 & 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds & wills re property in Cos Limerick & Cork of Furlong family, includes reference to families of Courtenay, Upton, Furlong-Smith & Newman. D.19,731-19,782, T.8087-8090; National Archives of Ireland
  • Legal papers re estate of John Upton of Ballynabearny, Co Limerick, 1874. D/2587; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Goldwyer Papers, miscellaneous Bristol, Salisbury, Somerset, Yorks and Co Limerick (Ashgrove) deeds and papers, c1653-1879. ; National Library of Wales
  • Renewal lease of Ballybreny, Co Limerick, Richard Bateson to John S. Upton & others, 1 Aug 1840. Alexander Bell & Sons, solicitor's collection, Small Accs. Index 9. D.851; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''Irish Ancestor'': Includes will of Upton of Limerick, 1712. Abstracts of Wills. II (1970), 117-127