Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barton (Rochestown)

In the mid 19th century the representatives of Dunbar Barton (died 1848), sixth son of William Barton of Grove, county Tipperary, held an estate in the parish of Caher, barony of Iffa and Offa West, county Tipperary. Details of the townlands are recorded in the Ordnance Survey Name Books of 1840. His eldest son Samuel held land in the parish of Rochestown. In 1798 Dunbar Barton married Elizabeth, daughter of Reverend Samuel Riall of the Annerville family. Burke's Family Records states that the Bartons inherited the Rochestown estate through this marriage. Burke's (1847) records that it was from Elizabeth's maternal uncle, Lawford Miles, that the Rochestown estate was inherited. In the 1870s Major Christopher Barton of Rochestown, grandson of Dunbar, owned 1,764 acres while his uncle Thomas H. Barton of Dublin owned 679 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Alta Villa Barnora Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S055 256
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Rochestown Rochestown Rochestown Clogheen Derrygrath 61 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S068 198
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74
Rosemount (Caher) Barnora Caher Clogheen Mortlestown 67 Iffa & Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S056256
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • William Smith O'Brien Papers include letters to Mrs. Lucy O'Brien from Emma Barton inviting her to her home at Rochestown, Co. Tipperary, and from W. Greig and A. Greig in relation to her husband's arrest and other matters, together with one letter by Mrs. O'Brien, 1848 - 1849. Ms. 8662 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Letters patent granting lands and premises in the Co. Tipperary to Emma Barton and others, Nov. 20, 1867.; Ulster Museum, Belfast

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources