Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Maxwell/Perceval Maxwell

The Percevals were related to the Perceval family of Temple House, county Sligo and descend from the Very Reverend William Perceval, Archdeacon of Cashel and Dean of Emly. In 1809 the Reverend Willliam Perceval of Kilmore Hill, county Waterford, married Anne Maxwell of Finnebrogue, county Down. In 1839, their eldest son, Robert Perceval Maxwell, married Helena Anne, only daughter and heiress of William Moore of Moore Hill, county Waterford, nephew of the 1st Earl Mountcashel. William Moore owned land in the parishes of Glanworth, barony of Fermoy and Clondulane, barony of Condons and Clangibbon, county Cork at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s Robert Percival Maxwell of Groomsport House, Belfast, owned 695 acres in county Cork, 2,353 acres in county Tipperary, over 8,000 acres in county Down and a smaller estate in county Meath. His younger brother, William John Perceval Maxwell, inherited Moore Hill. In 1906 he was the owner and the house was valued at £37. The Tipperary estate originally belonged to the Maynards and passed through the possession of the Foulke and Moore families to the Perceval Maxwells.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Moorehill Moorehill Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy East 67 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X040924
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Sapperton House Sapperton North Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy East 67 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X047931
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Perceval Maxwell Papers, 1606-1969. T1023, D1556, D2480, D3244 & D3817; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Robert Perceval of Kilmore Hill, Co. Waterford on his assuming by Royal Licence in conformity with the desire of his maternal uncle, John Waring Maxwell of Finnebrogue, Co. Down, the name and arms of Perceval Maxwell, August 7, 1839. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, pp.166-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Records of the Cahir Estate Company, including records of estates of the Earl of Glengall, (later Charteris, later Cahir estate), R. P. Maxwell, Solomon Watson, Sidney Murdoch, and Mrs. Norah Cole Baker, in Co. Tipperary, 1826-1966. Ref No 976 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: Barony of Coshmore & Coshbride. ; Waterford County Library

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Modern printed sources