Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Prendergast (Co Tipperary)

This family was originally established at Newcastle, county Tipperary, but they were dispossessed of much of their land in the mid 17th century. However they still held land in county Tipperary in the mid 19th century and were living in the Ardfinnan and Nenagh localities. Jeffrey Prendergast was a younger brother of Thomas Prendergast, 1st Baronet. His son, Thomas, married Mary, daughter and heir of John Keating, and died in 1761. From this couple descend the Prendergasts of Ardfinnan and Johnstown. James Prendergast, a mill owner, held land in the parish of Ardfinnan, barony of Iffa and Offa West, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s James Prendergast of the Castle, Ardfinnan, owned 15 acres, Robert K. Prendergast of Netley owned 230 acres, Archer Prendergast of Landaff Lodge, Thurles, owned 343 acres, while Jane Mary Prendergast of Clonmel owned 847 acres in county Tipperary and 214 acres in county Waterford. In the mid 19th century Thomas G. Prendergast held an estate in the parishes of Aglishcloghane and Cloghprior, barony of Lower Ormond, comprised of at least eight townlands. In November 1859 the estate of Jeffry Samuel Prendergast amounting to 1,834 acres in the barony of Lower Ormond, was advertised for sale.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marlhill Marlhill Ardfinnan Clogheen Derrygrath 61 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S164 213
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 74
Greenmount (Molough) Greenmount Molough Clogheen Tullaghmelan 63 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S139 157
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 74
Lacken Lacken Neddans Clogheen Ardfinnan 59 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S090 167
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 54
Ardfinnan Castle Ardfinnan Ardfinnan Clogheen Ardfinnan 59 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S082 177
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 74
Fortmoy House Lower Fortmoy Aglishcloghane Borrisokane Aglishcloghane 16 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R922 998
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 53
Johnstown Park Johnstown Killodiernan Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R828 885
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Robert Prendergast of Ardfinnan Castle and Marlhill, son of Edmund Prendergast of Marlhill, son of John Prendergast of Knockane and Moneygall and to the grandson of the said Robert, being Capt. Robert John Prendergast, R.N., son of Surgeon General Robert Keating Prendergast, both of Ardfinnan Castle, all in Tipperary, Oct. 30, 1905. Genealogical Office: Ms. 111, pp.171-2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • John P. Prendergast Papers contain notes on the Prendergast family of Newcastle, co. Tipperary, 1169-1760, by Standish Prendergast, Viscount Gort, late 19th c. ; King's Inn Library
  • Pedigree of Prendergast, Barts., of Newcastle, Ballybeg, Croane all in Co. Tipperary and of Gort, Co. Galway, c.1540 -- 1771. Genealogical Office: Ms.113, pp.477-80; National Library of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to lands in Cos. Tipperary and Galway of the Prendergast family, 1702 - 1852. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,556-61; T. 7145-9 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of property of Sir Thomas Prendergast at Rathogally, Iffa and Offa Barony, Co. Tipperary, 1749. M.5747; National Archives of Ireland
  • Plan of lands in Rathkelly, Co. Tipperary held by T. Hanrahan and W. Prendergast from Thomas and Francis Ryan. 1775. M.5575 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Prendergast, 3 Nov 1859, Vol 57 (3), MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources