Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Moore/Crosbie Moore (Mooresfort)

At the time of Griffith's Valuation Maurice Crosbie Moore held an estate in the parish of Grean, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick, and Edward Crosbie Moore held land in the parishes of Ballynaclogh and Kilteely, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick and Lattin, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. Maurice C. Moore was the son of Edward Moore of Mooresfort, county Tipperary and his wife Elizabeth Crosbie. In 1814 Maurice Crosbie Moore married Diana, daughter of Charles Brydges Woodcock. They were divorced in 1825 by an Act of Parliament and Diana married Richard Hobart Fitzgibbon a few months later. He became 3rd Earl of Clare in 1851. Maurice and Diana Moore had a daughter, Emily, who married Lord Cecil James Gordon, son of the 9th Marquess of Huntly in 1841. The Gordons assumed the additional name of Moore in 1850 and Lord Cecil is recorded in Griffith's Valuation as holding one townland of 48 acres in the parish of Grean. In June 1851 their estate of 1,887 acres in the barony of Coonagh, county Limerick was advertised for sale. The Freeman's Journal gives details of the purchasers. The Mooresfort estate of Henry Moore was advertised for sale in May 1852. It was bought by Charles Moore of Crookedstone, county Antrim.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mooresfort Mooresfort Lattin Tipperary Lattin 158 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R803 334
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gordon & Moore, 27 June 1851, Vol 8 (42), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Moore v Moore. Bill only.(Henry Moore v Maurice Crosbie Moore), C13/1471 ; National Archives, UK
  • Copy of grant of arms being Moore quartering Gordon to Lord Cecil Gordon and his wife, Emily, daughter of the late Maurice Crosbie Moore of Mooresfort Co. Tipperary, on his assuming under Royal Licence, the same and arms of Moore, May 13, 1850. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, pp.398-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Moore, 18 May 1852, Vol 15 (31), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources