Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hely Hutchinson

The Hutchinsons were established at Knocklofty, barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tipperary, from at least 1667 when Richard Hutchinson was granted over 1,200 acres in the barony including the house at Knocklofty. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Earl of Donoughmore's county Tipperary estate was mainly located in the parish of Tullaghmelan, but also in the parishes of Ardfinnan, Derrygrath, Molough and Neddans, barony of Iffa and Offa West and Inishlounaght, barony of Iffa and Offa East, while his county Cork estate was located in the parishes of Carrigrohanebeg, barony of East Muskerry, Glanworth, barony of Condons and Clangibbon and Currykippane, barony of Cork. The estate was also among the principal lessors in the parish of Inishlounaght, barony of Glenahiry and Ardmore, barony of Decies-within-Drum, county Waterford. Henry O. Seward and John Ahern were leasing land from the Earl in the barony of East Muskerry. In the 1870s the Earl of Donoughmore owned 1,972 acres in county Cork, 4,711 acres in county Tipperary, 2,878 acres in county Waterford, 1,307 acres in county Wexford and smaller acreages in counties Dublin, Kilkenny, Louth and Monaghan.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Knocklofty Knocklofty Tullaghmelan Clogheen Tullaghmelan 63 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S143 198
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 74
Rock Lodge Coolatanavally Carrigrohanebeg Cork Carrigrohanebeg 66 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W592 736
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 80
Coole Coole Inishlounaght Clogheen Tullaghmelan 63 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S138 216
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 74
Kilmanahan Castle Kilmanahan Kilronan Clonmel Kilmacomma 15 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S142192
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Papers of the Earls of Donoughmore, mid 17th - mid 20th centuries. MS Donoughmore Deposit ; Trinity College Dublin
  • Donoughmore Papers, copies of papers of the Hely-Hutchinson families, comprising: Hutchinson & Hely papers prior to Provost Hely-Hutchinson, 1668-1758; papers of the Provost, 1748-1794; papers of the 1st Earl of Donoughmore, 1779-1825; papers of the 2nd Earl of Donoughmore, 1793-1832; papers of Hon. Francis Hely-Hutchinson, 1730-1827; papers of the 3rd Earl of Donoughmore, 1808-1832; papers of Field Marshal Lord Ligonier, 1753-1763; volume of rentals & accounts, 1659-1955. T3459 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Hutchinson of London, of Bantry, of Mount Massey, Co. Cork, of Knockballymeagher, of Timoney, Co. Tipperary, of Edenderry in King's Co., of Armagh, of Co. Down, of City of Cork and City of Dublin, and Hely Hutchinson, Earl of Donoghmore, 1654 -- 1798. Genealogical Office: Ms.141, pp.129-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Survey of Tennegearagh in Ardnageehy parish, Co. Cork, by order of J. Hely Hutchinson, provost of Trinity College, 1785. M.372; National Archives of Ireland
  • Maps of the estates of Sir John Farnell ... in Leix and Cheshire from surveys by various hands. By Samuel Byron, 1789, with additional maps by William Delany, 1803-8. Oblong quarto volume, containing 17 maps, with names of tenants. 21 F. 18 (1-17) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Volume containing maps and tenement valuation of the estate of the Earl of Donoughmore situate in the counties of Cork, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford. Oblong quarto, 75 maps, mounted and coloured, cut from 6 inch Ordnance Survey maps, with tables of reference, 1878. Ms. 2736; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease book of the Earl of Donoughmore's estates in counties Tipperary, Waterford, Cork and Wexford. Includes leases dated from 1707 to 1862. Post 1866. Ms. 3080 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Steward's cash book, surveys, 1787, 1901-1913. Mss 10711-10712; Trinity College Dublin
  • Arderne Collection, includes a few records re Edward Hutchinson of Knocklofty in 1670s. DAR ; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service
  • Business Records Survey, includes cash books of Lord Donoughmore's estate in Co Tipperary, 1865-1870 & 1877-1885. TIPP/31/1-2; National Archives of Ireland
  • British Records Association, Letters Patent granting Grange, Knocklofty etc to Edward Hutchinson, 31 Mar 1686. Small Accs. Index No 101, D.18,608; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to the property of the Hely Hutchinson family at Coole & Carrigeen, Co. Tipperary & in Cos Dublin, Meath & Wexford, 1705-1891. Small Accs. Index 103, D.17,303-17,346 & D.17,354-17,363: T. 7115-7118, M.2069-2072 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Typescripts of copies made by PRONI of Donoughmore Papers in TCD. TL/F/14; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, South Tipperary No. 27 (Knocklofty); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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