Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Wilson (Bilboa)

Gamaliel Warter had acquired the Bilboa estate, barony of Coonagh, in county Limerick by the end of the 17th century. His son Edward married Alice Osborne and they had three daughters, Catherine, Margaret and Anne. Catherine married the Reverend Dean George Story who wrote an account of the Jacobite War, but they had no children. Margaret married Ralph Wilson, who took the name Warter Wilson, and their son Edward succeeded to Bilboa. He married Frances Ann Evans and they had one daughter Frances Juliana who married Sir John Rous, later Earl of Stradbroke, in 1788. Ralph Wilson was granted lands in county Clare in 1679.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bilboa Court Bilboa Demesne Doon Tipperary No 2 Doon South 145 Coonagh Limerick OSI Ref: R806 528
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Map of part of the estate of Juliana Warten Wilson situated in the barony of Oweney & Arra, Co Tipperary, surveyed by Richard & Charles Frizell, Apr 1769. HA11/B1/22/18; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
  • Pedigree of Wilson of Limerick city, Caherconlish, Bilboa, Co Limerick & Kilcumer, Co Cork, circa 1620-1849. GO MS 179:88-89; National Library of Ireland
  • Stradbroke Papers, include records relating to the Wilson family. HB 26; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
  • Records of the Rous family, Earls of Stradbroke, include a lease for a year of an estate of several thousand acres in half-barony of Owny, in county palatine of Tipperary. Symon Finch of Killicleman, co. Tipperary, Esq. to Edward Warter of Bilboa, co. Limerick, Esq, 20 September 1681. HB26/412/743 ; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
  • 27 'Maps of the estates of Miss Frances Juliana Warter Wilson in the counties of Limerick and Tipperary [baronies of Coonagh and Owney & Arra] in March and April 1769 by Richard Frizell and Charles Frizell junior.' IE TCD MS 10345; Trinity College Dublin

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