Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Webb (Maidstown, Knocktoran & Woodville)

The Webbs were resident at Maidstown Castle, county Limerick in the first half of the 18th century. Daniel Webb, an author on works of art, was born at Maidstown circa 1718. The Webbs intermarried with the Monck, Gubbins and Apjohn families. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, James Napier Webb held an estate in the parishes of Cahernarry, Ballingaddy and Effin, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick. He married firstly his first cousin, Anne Monck, and secondly, Anna Gubbins, but died childless in 1888. The Webb house at Knocktoran in the parish of Knocklong, was built post-Griffith's Valuation. The Webbs also had a residence at Woodville, county Tipperary. Daniel James Webb held the townland of Woodville from the Carden estate at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1840 the Ordnance Survey Name Books refer to Captain Webb of Templemore as the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Dolla, barony of Upper Ormond. On 17 June 1853 James Napper Webb leased the lands of Whitefield or Garranbane in the parish of Loughmoe West, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary, to Dive Onge and his wife Rebecca nee Irvine. The Onges sold their interest to Nicholas J. Harrison, who advertised the lands for sale again in June 1871. In the 1870s James Napier Webb owned 1,035 acres in county Limerick and Charles Daniel Webb owned 720 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Maidstown Castle Maidstown Dromin Kilmallock Dromin 27 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R585 319
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 65
Knocktoran Knocktoran Knocklong Kilmallock Emlygrennan 34 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R687296
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 73
Woodville Woodville Templemore Thurles Templemore 140 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S113 706
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Abstracts of wills of Webb of Ballynehincy, Co Limerick, & of Cork city & Cloheenmilcon, Co Cork, 1712-1728. GO MS 143:28-30 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of James Webb for lands in Co Limerick & accounts of wages paid by him, 1770-1798. MS 7867; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Major James Webb & to his grandson Charles Daniel Henry Webb of Woodville, Co Limerick, 29 June 1858. GO MS 108:227-228; National Library of Ireland
  • Commission of Peace for Co Limerick for Capt Robert Webb, 5 Mar 1822. D 27,100; National Library of Ireland
  • Hyett Family of Painswick Papers, include cases of Sir Richard Meade of Cork, baronet and Daniel Webb of Limerick, respondent in dispute about leasing of lands in Killcoleman, Co. Cork, to be heard in House of Lords, 1743. D6/L9 ; Gloucestershire Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Knocklong, barony of Coshlea, 1943. Limerick North East 25; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle
  • Deeds mainly re a mortgage of £3000 on lands of Ballinvrinny [Ballinvreena, parishes of Ballingarry & Emlygrennan, barony of Coshlea], parties include Daniel Webb, Daniel James Webb, John Dawson, Walter Dawson, Joseph Lord Milton, Robert and Henry Drummond, Richard Bolton, Sir Capel Molyneux of Castle Dillon, co Armagh, Godfrey Lill Justice of Court of Common Pleas & others, 1716-1835. LM1999.0016-0041; Limerick City Museum
  • Collection of Co Cork leases & other legal documents, principally relating to the Bernard family but also to members of the Gookin, Buckworth, Stammers, Sealy, Beecher, Hedges, Stepney, Champagne, Fitzgerald, Daunt, McCarthy, Sanders, Webb, Bouchier & Baldwin families, 1709-1829. IE BL/SC/CB/1-30; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Harrison, 30 June 1875, Vol 102 (32), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources