Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Minnitt (Annaghbeg, Co Tipperary)

The Minnitts were established at Mount Minnitt, county Limerick at the end of the 17th century but moved to Annaghbeg in county Tipperary in the early 18th century. Daniel Grace gives a detailed history of this family in his book on the parishes of Monsea and Killodiernan. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Joshua Minnett held land in the parishes of Dromineer, Killodiernan, Knigh and Monsea, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary, while Mary Toler Minnett and William Minnett held land in the parishes of Killodiernan and Cloghprior respectively. The Ordnance Survey Name Books contain a detailed account of archaelogical artefacts unearthed by William Minnet at Blackfort prior to 1840. Pierce Moore held the townland of Killard from the Minnitts at this time. In the 1870s Joshua R. Minnett of Annaghbeg owned 1,063 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mountminnett Mountminnett Ballybrood Limerick Kilmurry 52 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R701 449
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 65
Annaghbeg Annaghbeg Dromineer Nenagh Monsea 87 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R827 848
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59
Blackfort Blackfort Killodiernan Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R848 852
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Minnitt of Mount Minnitt, Co Limerick & Knigh Castle, Aghabeg [Co Tipperary] & Rathkeal, Co Limerick & Castle Martyr, Co Cork, 1674-1838. GO MS 178:145-151; National Library of Ireland
  • Minnitt Papers, contact Robert John Minnitt of Sutton, Sussex, England.; Private Possession
  • Map of Killard, property of Mrs Moore [held from the Minnetts], with tenants' names, Jan. 1819. 16 I. 17 (23); National Library of Ireland
  • Bellew of Mount Bellew Papers, contain information about the Killard property of the Moore family. Collection List 33, MSS 27,284 & MSS 27,286-7; National Library of Ireland

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