Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Keily

Morris notes that the Keilys appear as a gentry family in west Waterford in the early eighteenth century. Sarah Keily married Arthur Ussher of Cappagh in 1745. Sadleir refers to Richard Keily of Lismore, married to a Miss Ussher and John Keily of Tyrcullen, married to a Miss Bagwell, in 1775. Other members of the family married into the Musgrave, Keane and Alcock families. By 1850 John Keily was the principal lessor in the parish of Kilcockan, barony of Coshmore Coshbride, county Waterford. In 1856 and 1857 over 5000 acres of his property was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The sale notice includes a lithograph of Strancally Castle. An adjourned lot, Ballyphillip, was offered for sale in January 1860. Lands at Newport East and West, part of the original Strancally estate, purchased by Patrick Michael O'Keeffe in 1856, were offered for sale by his son, Michael Joseph O'Keeffe in 1868. In the 1870s, John Keily, with an address at Loughlinstown, Dublin, was the owner of over1400 acres in county Waterford. The Keily continued to be associated with the Dungarvan area into the twentieth century, especially in relation to bloodstock rearing.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Strancally Castle Strancally Demesne Kilcockan Lismore Kilcockan 66 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X086905
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 81
Knockanore House Knockanore Kilcockan Lismore Kilcockan 66 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X081887
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 81
Janeville (County Waterford) Janeville Kilwatermoy Lismore Kilwatermoy West 68 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X027930
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Tubbrid (Lismore) Tubbrid Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Drumroe 63 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X084958
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Lisfennel House Lisfennel Kilrush Dungarvan Dungarvan Rural 20 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X245920
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Springmount (Dungarvan) Springmount Kilrush Dungarvan Dungarvan Rural 20 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X244927
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Clifton Knockaverry Youghal Youghal Youghal Urban 340 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X105 764
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Papers relating to estates of the Usher family in Cos. Cork and Waterford, 1711-1896. Associated names Keily, Croker. D. 18,140-55; M. 2263-4 ; 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), Keily, 31 March 1857, Vol 44, MRGS 39/021, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Keily, 25 November 1856, Vol 42, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental & other documents re sale of lands in Co Waterford in Encumbered Estates Court, 1856-1858. Collection List 129. MS 43,969; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Keily, 10 January 1860, Vol 58, MRGS 39/029, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), O’Keeffe/Keily, 14 January 1868, Vol 88, MRGS 39/043, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Settlement on the marriage of Samuel Gordon, Spring Garden, Co. Waterford and Jane Keily, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. 28 April 1809. 999/503 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources