Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hackett (Gambonstown)

This family were the senior branch of the Hacketts of Fethard, county Tipperary. ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' states that James Hackett had his grandfather's estate at Killedmond, Ballygambon, Knockburdon and Fethard restored to him by Charles II in 1685. James died unmarried and the family descend from his brother Thomas. The Reverend John Winthrop Hackett and partners held land in the parish of Rathronan, barony of Iffa and Offa East, county Tipperary in the mid 19th century while other family members held land in the parishes of Baptistgrange, Kiltinan, Peppardstown, barony of Middlethird. Sarah Hackett is listed among the principal lessors in the parish of St. Mary's, Clonmel, barony of Upperthird, county Waterford. In the 1870s she was resident in Dublin but the owner of over 600 acres in county Waterford while the Reverend John W. Hackett owned 164 acres in the county and Richard Pope Hackett owned 120 acres. The eldest son of the Reverend John became the Honourable Sir John Winthrop Hackett. He emigrated to Australia and became a prominent barrister, newspaper owner and citizen of Western Australia. 16th and 17th deeds in the National Library of Ireland document the early generations of this family and their land holding in county Tipperary, see

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rathduff Rathduff Upper Rathronan Clonmel Clonmel Rural 73 Iffa and Offa East Tipperary OSI Ref: S185 267
OS Sheet: 77
Discovery map: 75
Lakefield (Middlethird) Ballygambon Baptistgrange Cashel Colman 42 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S210 321
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 67
Woodstock House (County Waterford) Woodstock Kilmolash Dungarvan Whitechurch 36 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X132940
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 82
Brookhill House Farranshea Peppardstown Cashel Peppardstown Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S228358
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • Typescript of a family history of the Hacketts by Lt Col W.P. Pakenham Walsh with reference to other families such as Cooke, Mason & Whittingham, 1938. M.1810; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hackett (Farranshea), July 1852, Vol 17 (47), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Transcripts of deeds relating to the lands of Castletown, Barony of Eliogarty, Co. Tipperary, and the families Butler, Rice, Laffan, Hackett and Keating, 1689 -- 1781. Genealogical Office: Ms.142, pp.74-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the Hon. John Winthrop Hackett of Western Australia, eldest son of Rev. John Winthrop Hackett, son of Capt. John Hackett with mention of descent from Edmund Hackett of Fethard 1508, July 30, 1907. Genealogical Office: Ms.111, pp.200-1 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Hackett of Ballyboghill, Killedmond, Fethard all in Co. Tipperary, c.1215--c.1750. Genealogical Office: Ms.173, pp.192-7 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources