Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Fane family held an estate in the barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick in the first half of the 18th century, formerly belonging to the Bourchier family. Charles Fane of Bassilden, Berkshire, was created Viscount Fane and Baron of Loughgur in 1718. His son Charles 2nd Viscount died childless in 1766 and his estates passed to the families of the 2nd Viscount's sisters who were married to the Count de Salis and the Earl of Sandwich.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Loughgur Castle Loughgur Knockainy Kilmallock Knockainy 23 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R647 410
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • An Act for Sale of the Inheritance of part of the settled Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane in the County of Devon & in Co Limerick, for discharging debts & incumbrances, 1748. HL/PO/PB/1/1748/22G2n65; Parliamentary Archives
  • Hinchingbrooke Collection, family & estate papers of the Montagu family, Earls of Sandwich, include mainly 18th century records of their Irish estates in Cos Limerick, Tipperary & Armagh & of the Fane & De Salis families, 1664-1947. HINCH ; Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Huntingdon
  • An Act for authorizing the persons therein named to concur on the part of Peter de Salis Esq, & the other persons entitled under the Settlement executed by Jerome de Salis Esq & Mary his wife & the will of the said Mary de Salis, in making a partition of certain estates late of the Right Hon Susanna Viscountess Fane, situate in the Cos of Armagh, Limerick and Tipperary,1802. HL/PO/PB/1/1802/42G3n277 ; Parliamentary Archives

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