Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Butler (Caher)

The Butlers were established at Caher Castle, county Tipperary, from the 16th century. This family supported the Jacobite cause at the end of the 17th century but their estates were restored to them. In 1793 Richard Butler, 10th Baron Caher, married Emily Jefferys of Blarney Castle, county Cork and was created Viscount Caher and Earl of Glengall in 1816. Their only son, Richard Butler, 2nd Earl of Glengall, died in 1858 without male heirs and his titles became extinct. He left two daughters. The eldest, Margaret, married Lieutenant Colonel the Hon Richard Charteris, second son of the 8th Earl of Wemyss, in 1858. Lady Margaret Charteris of The Lodge, Caher, owned 16,616 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, the 2nd Earl of Glengall was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballybacon, Caher, Neddans, Shanrahan, Tubbrid and Tullaghorton, barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tippeary and the parish of Killaloan, barony of Upperthird, county Waterford. In November 1853 an estate of almost 30,000 acres belonging to the Earl was advertised for sale. The sale included lots in the towns of Cahir and Clonmel, the Manors of Cahir, Rehill and Castlegrace, all in county Tipperary and Redmondstown and other property in county Waterford. John Sadleir bought Cahir Castle for £700. Mary C. Lyons gives details of the purchasers. Parts of the estate were advertised for sale again in May 1859.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Monroe House Monroe East Ballybacon Clogheen Ardfinnan 59 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S087 171
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 74
Caher Park Carrigeen Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S048 248
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Caher House Townparks Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S052 247
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Mill View Carrigeen Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S048 243
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Garnavilla Garnavilla Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S067 212
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74
Keylong Keylong Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S071 269
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 74
Swiss Cottage Kilcommonbeg Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S053 228
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74
Corrabella Corrabella Neddans Clogheen Ardfinnan 59 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S116 155
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 74
Neddans Neddans (Farran) Neddans Clogheen Ardfinnan 59 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S097 166
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 74
Castlegrace Castlegrace Tullaghorton Clogheen Tullaghorton 64 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S030 144
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 74
Rehill Rehill Shanrahan Clogheen Kilcoran Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: R972 191
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74
Redmondstown Redmondstown Kilgrant Clonmel Clonmel Rural 73 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S240 249
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 75
Kilmoyler Kilmoyler Killardry Tipperary Killadriffe 148 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S016 299
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Lissava House Lissava Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa & Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S033247
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Glengall, 11 Nov 1853, Vol 24 (38), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Charteris, Butler, Glengall, 20 May 1859, Vol 55 (48), MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rental of the estate of ... the Earl of Glengall situated in the counties of Tipperary and Waterford. on. 1850. Ms. 19,481 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Butler of Caherdownisk, Barons Cahir, of Cloghcally, of Knockanamonagh in Co. Tipperary, of Knocklofty, and also of Glengall and Cloghbridy in Co. Tipperary, Earls of Glengall, c.1467 c.1820. Genealogical Office: Ms.176, pp.335-47 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Butler, Baron Cahir and Earl of Glengall, and of Knockananomagh, and of Glengall in Co. Tipperary, and of Knocklofty, c.1500 -- 1829. Genealogical Office: Ms.170, pp.225-30 ; 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. 976; National Archives of Ireland
  • Expense of Lord Cahir 's return, Tipperary election, 29 June, 1818.; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Cahir, Co Tipperary Estate Papers, documents relating to the family and estate of the Barons Caher and Earls of Glengall, 18th -20th centuries. XD32A/1-344 (Rhagorol On-line Catalogue); Caernarfon Record Office, Gwynedd, Wales
  • Lismore Castle Papers, Collection List 129; National Library of Ireland
  • Wegg Papers include request to sell Trust Stock and Securities to make up £14,000 to invest in a mortgage of lands in counties Tipperary and Waterford in Ireland belonging to the Right Hon. James, Lord Caher, Baron of Caher in Ireland, 1750-1751. ACC/0617/157-158; London Metropolitan Archives: city of London
  • An Act for the Relief of the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Glengall, in respect of his Estates in the Counties of Waterford and Tipperary in Ireland, and for vesting the same Estates in Trustees for effecting such Relief. 1848. Private Act (Printed), 11 & 12 Victoria I, c. 22 HL/PO/PB/1/1848/11&12V1n313; Parliamentary Archives
  • Maps of the Butler estate at Fethard. 21 F. 55; National Library of Ireland
  • Incumbered Estates Court rental of estate of Richard, earl of Glengall, county Tipperary, 1853 & 3 volumes of maps of Charteris estate, county Tipperary, 1876. M.7072 & M.7073; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources