Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Charteris (Caher)

Lady Margaret Charteris was the eldest daughter of Richard Butler, 2nd and last Earl of Glengall. She inherited her father's extensive estate at Caher, county Tipperary, following his death in 1858. In that year she married the Honourable Richard Charteris, second son of the 8th Earl of Wemyss and March. She built Caher Park as the family home in the locality and in the 1870s owned 16,616 acres in county Tipperary. She was succeeded by her eldest son, Richard Butler Charteris, who continued to live at Caher until his death in the mid 20th century. In May 1859 an estate of 12,369 acres belonging to Lady Margaret Charteris, Lady Matilda Butler and the trustees of the Glengall estates in counties Tipperary and Waterford was advertised for sale. In May 1872 almost 1,000 acres in the barony of Iffa and Offa West was advertised for sale by the trustees of the marriage settlement of Richard and Lady Margaret Charteris. The latter property was sold in January 1873. The purchaser was W. Lane who bought over 900 acres.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
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

Archival sources

  • 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
  • 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
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Charteris, 28 May 1872, Vol 106 (14), MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives 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