Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Palliser

A family originally from Yorkshire, the Reverend William Palliser became Archbishop of Cashel in 1694. His daughter Jane married John Bury of Shannon Grove, county Limerick. Their two eldest sons were William, from whom descend the Earls of Charleville, and John, who succeeded his uncle, William Palliser, and assumed that name. He was the ancestor of the Pallisers of Comragh, county Waterford and Derryluskan, county Tipperary. In 1784, his grandson, John Palliser married Grace Barton of Grove and their son, Lieutenant Colonel Wray Palliser, held land mainly in the parish of Crohane, barony of Slievardagh but also in the parishes of Graystown, barony of Slievardagh and Barrettsgrange, Drangan, Knockgraffon, Outeragh and Rathcool, barony of Middlethird. In 1814, Colonel Wray Palliser married Anne, daughter and heir of John Gledstanes of Annesgiflt, county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, his brother, Rev. John B. Palliser, Rector of Clonmel, was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Dunhill and Islandikane, barony of Middlethird, county Waterford while Colonel Palliser held townlands in the parishes of Fews and Kilrossanty, barony of Decies-without-Drum, in the same county. In the 1870s John Palliser (an explorer of Western Canada) of Comragh House owned 3,561 acres in county Tipperary, 9,825 acres in county Waterford and 467 acres in county Kildare (Castlewarden) while Captain William Palliser of Derryluskan, owned 1,026 acres in county Tipperary and 460 acres in county Kilkenny and Wray Bury Palliser of Annestown owned 2,024 acres in county Waterford . The Comeragh and Kilmacthomas properties were later inherited by Caroline Grace Fairholme, niece of Wray Palliser. The ITA survey noted in 1942 that the estate amounted to over 2000 acres that time, mostly mountain. The Fairholme family employed Charles Langlet of Kilmathomas as their agent.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bunratty Lodge Bunratty West Bunratty Ennis Drumline 40 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R450 607
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 58
Kyle Kyle Drangan Cashel Drangan 46 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S301 430
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 67
Ballyrichard Ballyrichard Drangan Cashel Drangan 46 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S304 406
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 67
Annesgift Annesgift Rathcool Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S179 376
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66
Derryluskan Derryluskan Rathcool Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S172 365
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 66
Annestown House Annestown Dunhill Kilmacthomas Annestown 37 Middlethird Waterford OSI Ref: X469989
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82
Dunhill Lodge Dunhill Lodge Islandikane Waterford Reisk 73 Middlethird Waterford OSI Ref: S506007
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82
Coumahon Coumahon Fews Kilmacthomas Fews 46 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S335070
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 75
Furraleigh Furraleigh Fews Kilmacthomas Fews 46 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S348065
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 75
Comeragh House Comeragh-house Kilrossanty Kilmacthomas Comeragh 45 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S333049
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 82
Briska House Briska Upper Kilrossanty Kilmacthomas Comeragh 45 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S325050
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 82
Glenview {?}/Comeragh-house B Comeragh-house Kilrossanty Kilmacthomas Comeragh 45 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S331053
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 82
Comeragh Lodge Kilcomeragh Kilrossanty Kilmacthomas Comeragh 45 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S335057
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers re estates in Cos Tipperary, Waterford, Kildare, Clare & Limerick of Palliser family, 1712-1864. D.17,502-17,515, M.2078-2079, T.7137-7138 Small Acc Index 103; National Archives of Ireland
  • S.Gordon & Son, solicitors' collection, include documents relating to property of the Fennell family in Co. Tipperary, with references to the families of Jackson, Ryall, Palliser and Gough, 1764 - 1843. Small Accs. Index 103, D.17,138-17,177; T. 7097-7098 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Maj. Sir Wm. Palliser, youngest s. of Wray Palliser, Derryluskan, Co. Tipperary and Connagh, Co. Waterford, eldest s. of John Palliser, s. of Wray Palliser, both of Derryluskan, s. of John Bury of Connagh who assumed the name Palliser and to the third daughter of sd. Sir Wm., i.e. Jane Sybil Palliser of Annestown, Co. Waterford, wife of Harold Bessemer Galloway of Blenie, Morayshire, Jan. 17, 1910. Genealogical Office: Ms. 111s, p.27 ; National Library of Ireland
  • British Records Association, includes marriage settlement of Frederick Hugh Palliser of Comragh & Emily Price of London, 11 Aug 1852. Small Accs. Index No 101, D.18,667; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes plain copy will of John Palliser of Derryluskan, 21 Nov 1831. Small Accs. Index 105, T.11,949; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Decies without Drum; Waterford County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources