Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Perry (Woodrooff)

The Perrys were established at Woodrooff, Clonmel, county Tipperary, from the beginning of the 18th century. In 1703 John Perry of Woodruffe bought part of the estate of King James II in the barony of Iffa and Offa. Samuel Perry married Phoebe Norcott and had two sons, William, who inherited Woodrooff from his uncle John Perry, and Richard, a merchant in Cork. William's eldest son, Samuel Perry, married the Honourable Deborah Prittie, second daughter of the 1st Baron Dunalley. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Perry estate was located in the parishes of Derrygrath, Newcastle, Rochestown, barony of Iffa and Offa West and Inishlounaght, Kilsheelan, Newchapel and St Mary's Clonmel, barony of Iffa and Offa East, county Tipperary and included large mountaineous areas. In the 1870s Samuel Perry of Woodrooffe owned 2,768 acres and William Perry of Newcastle owned 5,583 acres in county Tipperary. see


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodrooff Woodrooffe Inishlounaght Clonmel Ballyclorahan 81 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S122 253
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 74
Newcastle Clashganny West Newcastle Clogheen Newcastle Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S133 135
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Legal form of ejectment in the case of W. Edmonds and Richard Perry, relating to lands in Coolagh, Co. Tipperary, May 17, 1782. MS 8144; National Library of Ireland
  • Miner's ledger for the years, 1804-1805, and household accounts for the years, 1819-1824, of the Perry family of Modreeny, Co. Tipperary. MS 7900; National Library of Ireland
  • Account book, Richard Perry, merchant of Clonmel, 1762-1769. MS 32508 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents re lands in co Tipperary include reference to the Perrys of Newcastle, 1820s. 999/149; National Archives of Ireland
  • British Records Association, Letters Patent granting lands of Rochestown, Cloghacaddy, barony of Iffa & Offa, to John Perry, 31 Mar 1686. Small Accs. Index No 101, D.18,608; National Archives of Ireland

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