Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Waller (Castle Waller & Rockvale)

In the mid 17th century Richard Waller (formerly Warren), a Cromwellian soldier, was granted lands in county Tipperary including Cully, later Castle Waller. His grandson, Samuel, was ancestor of the Wallers, baronets, of Newport and the Wallers of Prior Park. Richard Waller of Castle Waller married Anne, daughter of Kilner Brazier. The Castle Waller estate of William Henry Brazier Waller (who emigrated to America) assigned to William De Rythre was advertised for sale in June 1851.The Freeman's Journal reported that Henry Hodson and John H. Going were among the purchasers. Blanche Waller was married to William De Rythre and 89 acres belonging to them at Poulavie, part of Petersfield demesne, was advertised for sale in the 1860s. A junior branch of this family lived at Rockvale and Finoe House. In the mid 19th century Samuel Waller of the Rockvale family held land in the parishes of Rahelty and Twomileborris, barony of Eliogarty and Edward Waller held land in the parish of Finnoe. Samuel was married to Katherine Doherty. Part of the lands of Finoe and Curraghmore, including Ormond Cottage, the estate (211 acres) of the trustees of the will of Samuel Waller, deceased was advertised for sale in November 1856. In the 1870s John Francis Waller of Dublin and Finoe owned 1,445 acres in county Tipperary.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rathmanna Rathmanna Rahelty Thurles Rahelty Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S164 582
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 66
Ormond Cottage Curraghmore Finnoe Borrisokane Finnoe 9 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R887 928
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Finnoe Curraghmore Finnoe Borrisokane Finnoe 9 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R887 930
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Castle Waller Castlewaller Kilnarath Nenagh Kilnarath 95 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R760 625
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 59
Rockvale Rockvale Kilnarath Nenagh Kilnarath 95 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R741 633
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Waller of Castle Waller, Lisbrien, Prior Park, Co Tipperary, Limerick city, Co Dublin & Canada, c 1580-1899. GO MS 179:49-60; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crossle, Braddell, Waller, 4 Nov 1856, Vol 42 (10), MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Crosslé papers include accounts, receipts, diary and family correspondence relating to the Waller family, Castle Waller, Co. Tipperary, 1759-1884. D/2085 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms being Waller quartering Warren, to the descendants of Thomas Maunsell Waller of Finoe House, Co. Tipperary and to John Francis Waller, B. L., his second surviving son, March 8, 1861. Genealogical Office: Ms.108, pp.354-5 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Waller of Cully McKory, now Castle Waller, of Newport, of Prior Park, of Lisbrien Barts., all in Co. Tipperary, of Camage, Co. Dublin and of Spring Grove, Co. Middlesex, 1641 -- 1854. Genealogical Office: Ms.178, pp.87-96 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Waller of Cully and Newport, both in Co. Tipperary and of Camage in Co. Dublin, 1641 -- 1809. Genealogical Office: Ms.168, pp.30-1 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), De Rythre (Poulavie), 24 Apr 1862, Vol 64 (62), 21 Sept 1864, Vol 74 (6) & 27 Apr 1865, Vol 75 (98), MRGS 39/032, 39/036 & 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents re the marriage settlement of John Francis Waller & Annea Hopkins, 1835 & settlements of proceeds from the sale of Finnoe, 1888. 99/56/10/28/1-3; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Waller & De Rythre, 27 June 1851, Vol 8 (39), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield map of lands of Finnoe & Ballyfinboy, barony of Lower Ormond, estate of Richard Waller. 21.F.46 (37); National Library of Ireland
  • Longfield maps of lands Clonbealy, Tullow, Coolnacalla, Derryleigh & others, barony of Owney & Arra, estate of George Hickman in 1732 [later part of Waller estate]. 21.F.47 (5 & 6); National Library of Ireland

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