Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Stoney (Co Tipperary)

Thomas Stoney from Yorkshire came to Ireland in the late 17th century and settled in county Tipperary. In 1745, his eldest son, George of Greyfort and Portland, married Eliza, daughter of Captain James Johnston of Ballynockane and sister of Captain Robert Johnston of Emell Castle. They had five sons, Andrew died without male heirs, Thomas of Arran Hill and Emell Castle, James J. of Oakley Park, Bigoe A. of Killavalla and George who had no children. The second son, Thomas Stoney and his wife Ruth Falkiner of Mount Falcon, had eight sons including George of Kyle Park, Richard of Portland and James Johnstone of Emell Castle. In the mid 19th century most of the Stoney lands were in the barony of Lower Ormond, parishes of Borrisokane, Lorrha, Modreeny, Nenagh and Uskane. In the 1870s Johnston Stoney of Emill Castle owned 473 acres in King's County (Offaly) and 104 acres in county Tipperary. Other members of the Stoney family namely Sadlier Stoney of Ballycapple, Cloghjordan, owned 953 acres, Thomas Stoney of Kyle Park owned 1,029 acres, Thomas B. Stoney of Portland Park owned 2,778 acres and Thomas G. Stoney of Kingstown owned 221 acres, all in county Tipperary. Members of this family were prominent in the scientific, engineering and academic fields in nineteenth century Ireland.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Killavalla Killavalla Borrisokane Borrisokane Borrisokane 7 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R926 945
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Greyfort Cottage [later Greyfort House] Greyfort Borrisokane Borrisokane Borrisokane 7 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R926 935
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Kyle Park Kyletombrickane Borrisokane Borrisokane Borrisokane 7 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R880 954
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 53
Arranhill Tombrickane Borrisokane Borrisokane Borrisokane 7 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R889 959
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 53
Harvest Lodge Bredagh Lorrha Borrisokane Lorrha West 18 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M912 056
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53
Portland Park Portland Lorrha Borrisokane Lorrha West 18 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M886 064
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Copy extract of will of Rev Ralph Stoney, 1856 & copy will & grant, Thomas Butler Stoney of Portland, Co Tipperary, 1898. Small Accessions Index 49, T.2262-2263; National Archives of Ireland
  • Stoney (George): Memorandum books of George Stoney (1713-1787) of Greyfort and Portland, Co. Tipperary, 1765-66 and 1780-81. Microfilm P6073 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease of Portland, Co. Tipperary by the Earl of Antrim and H. and F. Meredyth of Dublin to G. Stoney, Greyfort, Co. Tipperary, Dec. 17, 1776. D. 475 (3) ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Lease of lands in Ballycasey, Ballyrourk and Little Portland, Co. Tipperary by Visct. Dunluce and Henry and Frances Meredyth to G. Stoney, Grayforth, Co. Tipp., March, 10, 1773. D. 475 (1) ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of George Stoney of Greyfort, and to his son, Thomas Stoney of Aaron Hill, and to his grandson, Richard Falkiner Stoney of Portland, and to his great grandson, Thomas Butler Stoney of Portland, March 1, 1865. Ms. 109, pp. 65-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Dr. D.A.Chart Collection, includes deeds re Stoney families of Arranhill, Harvest Lodge & Grey Fort & associated families, 19th century. Small Accs. Index 79, D.11,336-11,479; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources