Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barton (Grove)

Thomas Barton bought the Everard estate at Fethard, county Tipperary, in 1751. He was a member of the Barton family of Curraghmore, county Fermanagh and in the 1720s established a wine business in Bordeaux, France. Through marriage the later generations of Barton had family connections with the Massys of Doonass, county Clare, the Ponsonby Barkers of Kilcooly Abbey, county Tipperary and the Perrys of Woodrooff, county Tipperary. Thomas Barton of Grove was Member of Parliament for Fethard before the Union. William Barton of Grove, born 1790, married Catherine Perry of Woodrooff. Burke's Family Records states that he died in 1837 but it is evident that he was alive in the late 1840s and his name is given in Griffith's Valuation as the immediate lessor of a large estate in the parish of Fethard, barony of Middlethird and in the neighbouring parishes of Baptistgrange, Barrettsgrange, Coolmundry, Peppardstown, Rathcool and Redcity. In the 1870s his son Samuel H. Barton of Grove owned 5,119 acres in county Tipperary. In 1955 Grove passed to a member of the Ponsonby family of Kilcooly Abbey, a cousin of the Bartons. The Bartons of Straffan, county Kildare were another branch of this family. The estate of Thomas Johnston Barton [of Glendalough, county Wicklow], third son of Hugh Barton of Straffan, at Cramp's Castle and Rathavin, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale in 1865. In June 1881 a two fifths part of the lands of Ballyannymore, barony of Lower Ormond and premises in Nenagh, the estate of George William King and his wife Anna Maria nee Barton was advertised for sale.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Coote Hall Cootehall Tumna Boyle Oakport 35 Boyle Roscommon OSI Ref: G894039
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 33
Grove Strike Upper Coolmundry Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S230 337
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 67
Ballyanny Ballyannymore Knigh Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R852 825
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59
Knockkelly Knockkelly Peppardstown Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S225 375
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67
Knockbrack (Fethard) Knockbrack Fethard Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S212342
OS Sheet: 70
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • Documents relating to dealings by the land judges with the estates at Grangebeg, etc. Co. Tipperary of Christopher Barton, 1891-1894. M.6394 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Maps of the town and lands of Fethard (Co. Tipperary), belonging to William Barton. Surveyed by William Steile. 1752. 21 F. 55 (5-7); National Library of Ireland
  • Rent ledgers of the estate of William Barton in County Tipperary, 1775-1782; 1796 - 1805. Mss. 5875-5877 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of William Barton of Grove, Co. Tipperary and Curraghmore, Co. Fermanagh and to his grandson, Nathaniel Barton of Straffan House, Co. Kildare, Sept. 1, 1854. GO Ms.108, pp.21-2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Register of leases in respect of the estates in County Tipperary of the Everard and Barton families, 1758 - 1822. Ms. 5622 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Barton (Thomas) of Bordeaux, Appellant versus William Barton, the elder, Grace Barton, Thomas and William Barton re partnership and marriage settlement involving former estate of Sir Redmond Everard in Featherd (sic), Co. Tipperary, and use of power of attorney by William Delap. Irish Exchequer Appeal. Appellant's case and respondents' case, March, 1765. House of Lords Appeals: Vol. 4a ; King's Inn Library
  • Pedigree of Barton, Barts., of Norwich of Druminshin, Bowe Island and Curraghmore, of Clonelly, The Waterfoot all in Co. Fermanagh, and of Grove, Rochestown and Fethard in Co. Tipperary, c.1600 -- 1901. GO Ms.114, pp.177-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Barton, 15 Dec 1865, Vol 79 (52), MRGS 39/039, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), King, 10 June 1881, Vol 141 (40), MRGS 39/062, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Clanbrassil estate papers, Copy memorial of lease and release, part of clanbrassil estate, Co. Fermanagh to Thomas and William Barton, Bordeaux, France and Grove, Co. Tipperary, 1767. T2781; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, South Tipperary No. 18 (Grove); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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Modern printed sources