Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gibbings (Gibbings Grove)

This family were Elizabethan settlers in the Shanagolden area of county Limerick. Two brothers were given grants of lands in the barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork in the 1660s. Richard Gibbings held an estate in the parish of Kilbolane, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and Bartholomew and Jonathon Gibbings held land in the parishes of Kilbrin and Tullylease, barony of Duhallow. The estate of Bartholomew Gibbings and others at Marybrook, barony of Duhallow was advertised for sale in May 1860 and the life interest of Richard Gibbings in the 1,147 estate of Gibbings Grove was for sale in July 1862. The estate of Robert Edward Gibbings at Ballydeague and Kilnahoura, over 1,200 acres in the barony of Fermoy, was advertised for sale in April 1862. The Irish Times reported in May 1862 that some of these lots had been sold to Messers. Howe, Dillon and Bruce. A further 1,100+ acres at Gortroche, barony of Fermoy, was offered for sale in June 1871. Some of this property was sold to W. Litterdale while the sale of the remainder was adjourned. In the 1870s the Reverend Richard Gibbings of Gibbing’s Grove owned 1,340 acres in county Cork, while his uncle Robert Edward Gibbings of America (Burke's 1904 records him having settled in Argentina) and formerly of Curraglass House, Charleville, owned 764 acres. Curryglass House and 488 acres, the estate of Robert E. Gibbings, were advertised for sale in January 1874. Reverend Gibbings was resident in Wales by the early 20th century. His cousins, Reverend Richard Gibbings, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Trinity College, Dublin, held an estate in county Mayo and Jonathon Gibbings of Cork held land in counties Cork and Limerick in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marybrook Marybrook Kilbrin Kanturk Castlecor 160 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R433 048
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 73
Gibbings Grove Maine South Kilbolane Kanturk Newtown 175 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R445 215
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 73
Woodville Ballydague Kilcummer Fermoy Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W700 995
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 80
Glenburn Kilcoolishal Caherlag Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W743 734
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Curryglass Curryglass Shandrum Kanturk Dromina 172 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R451 205
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Letter of Thomas Gibbings re agency of the Earl of Cork’s estates in Co Limerick, 2 Dec 1826. MS 15,766; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gibbings, 24 May 1860, Vol 59 (26), MRGS 39/030, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gibbings, 1 July 1862, Vol 66 (4), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Survey of lands of Toremore (Gibbings Grove) for Thomas Gibbings, June 1636. 15 B.22 (44); National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gibbings, 24 Apr 1862, Vol 64 (61), MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gibbings, 9 June 1871, Vol 102 (10), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gibbings, 13 Jan 1874, Vol 113 (22), MRGS 39/052, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitor's collection, includes abstract of title 1808 and other papers relating to the property of the Gibbings family in Mayne and Gibbings Grove, Co. Cork, including marriage settlement of D. Cronin, and O. Gibbings, Sept. 21, 1859. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3744; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of certificate of arms to the descendants of the marriage in 1744 of Bartholomew Gibbings of Gibbings Grove with Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Venerable Richard Wight, Archdeacon of Limerick, Jan. 5, 1861. Genealogical Office: Ms.108, pp.344-5 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Ballyclogh [Reardon & Cronin] Parish of Milford [Gibbingsgrove]; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources