Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Usher/Ussher (Cappagh & Camphire, Co Waterford)

Beverly Usher was granted 1,295 acres in the barony of Imokilly, county Cork in 1667. Sadleir refers to a later Beverley Ussher "of Canty", who, in 1750, married Melian Roach, daughter of James Roach. On 13 March 1863 an estate of 1,260 acres in the baronies of Decies without Drum, Coshmore and Coshbride, county Waterford including 271 acres at Ballinvoher, barony of Imokilly, county Cork, belonging to Arthur and John Ussher was advertised for sale. Over 1500 acres had previously been advertised in May 1854. Arthur Ussher was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilwatermoy, barony of Coshmore and Coshbride, and Kinsalebeg, barony of Decies-within-Drum and Dungarvan, barony of Decies-without-Drum, in 1851. Both Arthur and Christopher Ussher held townlands in the parish of Lismore and Mocollop at the same time. Richard Ussher was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Colligan and Whitechurch, barony of Decies-without-Drum. Between March 1863 and May 1864 over 8000 acres of the Ussher estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. Detailed descriptions of the estate include the assertion that "there is not at present a single pauper from the entire estate in the workhouse". The Irish Times reported that the purchasers included Messers.Bushe, Fisher, Parker, Slattery, Woodroffe and the Duke of Devonshire. In 1942 the ITA suvey recorded the demense as being of about 500 acres in extent.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Janeville (County Waterford) Janeville Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy West 68 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X027930
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Ballysaggartmore House Ballysaggartmore Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballysaggartmore Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X007997
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Camphire House Camphire Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Drumroe 63 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X092929
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Deerpark (Lismore) Derpark Lismore and Mocollop Lismore Ballysaggertmore Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: S016008
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 74
Rock House (Ardmore) Dysert Ardmore Youghal Ardmore 95 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X197773
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 82
Ballintaylor Ballintaylor Lower Whitechurch Dungarvan Carriglea 17 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X185921
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82
Cappagh House (Old) Cappagh Whitechurch Dungarvan Cappagh Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X182968
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82
Cappagh House Cappagh Whitechurch Dungarvan Cappagh Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X180969
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82
Cappagh A Cappagh Whitechurch Dungarvan Cappagh Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X170965
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Leases and mortgages relating to property of the Usher family in Glenough and Cashel, Co. Tipperary and in Castletownroche, Co. Cork, 1831-45. Collis and Ward, parcel 22 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to estates in Cos Cork & Waterford of the Usher family, 1711-1896. D. 18,140-18,144; M. 2263-2264. Private Accs Index 103 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ussher, 13 Mar 1863, Vol 67 (58a), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, Collection List 129; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to estates of the Usher family in Cos. Cork and Waterford, 1711-1896. Associated names Keily, Croker. D. 18,140-55; M. 2263-4 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to Arthur Keily of Ballysaggartmore in Co. Waterford to take the name and bear the arms of Usher, Oct. 7, 1843. Genealogical Office: Ms.151, pp.464-5; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Arthur Keily of Ballysaggartmore in Co. Waterford on his assuming under Royal Licence and out of grateful respect for his grandmother, Sarah, daughter of Arthur Usher of Camphire, the name and arms of Usher, Oct. 26, 1843. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, pp.263-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Notes on the Ussher family with pedigree of Ussher of Camphire and Cappagh, c.1700 -- 1841. Genealogical Office: Ms.144, pp.12-14 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ussher, 19 May 1854, Vol 28,, MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental & other documents re sale of lands in Co Waterford in Landed Estates Court, 1863-1864. Collection List 129. MS 43,974; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ussher, 13 March 1863, Vol 67, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ussher, 5 June 1863, Vol 68, MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ussher, 13 November 1863, Vol 70, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Ussher, 27 May 1864, Vol 72, MRGS 39/036 (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Decies without Drum, Barony of Coshmore & Coshbride; Waterford County Library

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