Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Osborne (Newtown Anner & Beechwood)

The Osbornes were established in county Waterford from the early 17th century and were granted lands in counties Waterford and Tipperary in the 1660s. Sir William Osborne succeeded his father in 1743 and married Elizabeth Christmas of Whitfield, county Waterford and had five sons. The eldest, Sir Thomas, had a son William and a daughter, Catherine Isabella, who inherited the Osborne estates following the deaths of her father and brother. The baronetcy passed to her uncle Henry, 10th Baronet. Catherine Isabella married Ralph Bernal in 1844 and he assumed the additional surname of Osborne. They had two daughters, Edith, who, in 1874, married Henry Arthur Blake, grandson of Peter Blake of Corbally Castle, county Galway, and Grace, who, in the same year, married the Duke of St Albans. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Ralph B. Osborne MP, held an estate in the parishes of Killaloon, Kilsheelan and Newchapel, barony of Iffa and Offa East and Aglishcloghane, barony of Lower Ormond, while Lady Osborne held land in the parish of Templenoe, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. He was also among the principal lessors in the parishes of Killaloan, Rathgormuck and St. Mary's (Clonmel), barony of Upperthird, county Waterford. The trustees of Mrs. Osborne were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Colligan, Kilrossanty, Monksland and Stradbally, barony of Decies-without-Drum at the same time. Hussey de Burgh records Catherine Isabella Osborne as the owner of over 12,000 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s while the return of 1876 records her acreage as 5,832 acres. Her husband Ralph B. Osborne owned 942 acres in county Tipperary and her cousin, Sir Charles Stanley Osborne, 13th Baronet of Beechwood, Nenagh, owned 940 acres in county Tipperary. In the mid 19th century Sir William Toler Osborne (succeeded his father Sir Daniel T. Osborne 11th Baronet in 1853), grandson of Sir Henry Osborne, held land in the parishes of Ballygibbon, Ardcrony and Kilruane, baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond and in 1856 part of his estate at Graigue, adjoining the Beechwood demesne, was advertised for sale.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newtown Anner Newtownanner Demesne Kilsheelan Clonmel Killaloan 77 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S245 245
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 75
Caherbrack House Caherbrack Kilronan Clonmel Graignagower 12 Glenahiry Waterford OSI Ref: S186076
OS Sheet: 13
Discovery map: 74
Greenane Greenane Templenoe Tipperary Kilmucklin 167 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R913 389
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Tikincor Castle Tikincor Lower Killaloan Clonmel Gurteen Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S239227
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 75
Kilgainy Kilgainy Lower St. Mary's (Clonmel) Clonmel St. Mary's Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S225227
OS Sheet: 1
Discovery map: 75
Poulboy Mill House Poulboy St. Mary's (Clonmel) Clonmel St. Mary's 16 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S237225
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 75
Beechwood Park Graigue Upper Ardcrony Borrisokane Ballylusky 13 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R911 844
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 53
Modreeny Modreeny Modreeny Borrisokane Mertonhall 15 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R957 892
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 59
Carrowgarriff Carrowgarriff Colligan Dungarvan Medelligo 30 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X186984
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 82
Carrickbarrahane House Carrickbarrahane Stradbally Kilmacthomas Fox's Castle Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S361001
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Ballintaylor Ballintaylor Lower Whitechurch Dungarvan Carriglea 17 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X185921
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82
Ballylemon Lodge Glenavaddra Whitechurch Dungarvan Cappagh Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X198965
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Osborne, Barts., of Ballintaylor, of Beechwood Park, both in Co. Tipperary, c. 1750 -- 1864. Genealogical Office: Ms.114, pp.29-33 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court rental of property in Cos. Tipperary and Kilkenny of R. B. Osborne, for sale May 30, 1851. M.5724; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, Collection List 129; National Library of Ireland
  • BRA deposit of documents relating to the Osborne estate in county Waterford including rentals, dees, legal & testamentary documents, 1654-1850. Private Accessions Index 54, Co. 1089-1170; D. 5933-6240; 17,476-87; M. 393-441, M.3052; T. 1811-37 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Two hundred and eighty-six deeds relating to the families of Ussher, Grant, Paul, Keily, Musgrave, Taylor, Osborne and Finlay and to lands in Co. Waterford, including marriage settlements and wills, 1562 - 1913. Ussher Papers, D. 13,423-13,708 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Osborne, 20 May 1856, Vol 40 (2), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to the property in Co. Waterford of the Osborne family, 1654-1850. Associated names, Beaulieu, Hussey, Power and Strong. Small Accs. Index 103, Co. 1089-1170; D. 5933-6240; 17,476-87; M. 393-441, 3052; T. 1811-37 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes records re estate at Johnstown & wills of Moore of Barne, 1873-1897. Also patent grants of St Johnstown to Thomas Osborne, 1678. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3970 (1-18) & T.11,905-11,907, D.21,741-21,742; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, South Tipperary No. 23 (Newtown Anner); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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