Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Morgell family descend from Thomas Morgell who married Melian O'Callaghan in 1733. They had at least two daughters who married into the Blennerhassett and Sullivan families and a son Crosbie Morgell who married Mary Hickson in 1775. Crosbie Morgell was Member of Parliament for Tralee, county Kerry. His daughter Anne married Sir Barry Denny in 1794. Anne's second husband was General Sir John Floyd by whom she had 3 daughters one of whom married Robert Peel. The Reverend Crosbie Morgell was a clergyman in England in the first half of the 19th century. The representatives of Crosbie Morgell owned 6 townlands in the parish of Tullylease, barony of Duhallow, county Cork, in the early 1850s. The representatives of the Reverend Crosbie Morgell owned 449 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. The Sullivans held Tullylease House from the Morgells to whom they were related. Mrs Anne Morgill with an address "on Continent" owned 656 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s. Major Morgill held land in the parish of Holycross, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary at the time of Griffith's Valuation.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Beechmount Beechmount Demesne Rathkeale Rathkeale Rathkeale Rural 130 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R377 417
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Tullylease Tullylease Tullylease Kanturk Tullylease 176 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R368 185
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 72

Archival sources

  • Grehan Family Papers 1779-1975, BL/EP/G/; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Inchiquin Papers, contain postnuptial settlement of Philip Morgell and Bridget Crosbie, re lands in barony of Duhallow, Co Cork, 1687. MS 45,323 /10; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources