Landed Estates
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Langley (Brittas Castle)

Henry Langley of Priestown or Langley Lodge, county Tipperary was the second son of Henry Langley and his wife Anne Clutterbuck of Lisnamrock. In 1754 he married Margaret daughter and heiress of Oliver Grace of Brittas Castle, county Tipperary. In the mid 19th century much of the Langley estate was in the hands of the Court of Chancery. In October 1851, property owned by Henry Langley in the barony of Middlethird, county Waterford, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The Priestown estate was sold in 1853. The sale of the Priestown and Brittas estates, totalling 1,396 acres, took place in the Encumbered Estates' Court in December 1853. Colonel William Knox bought the Brittas estate. In the 1870s Henry Langley of South Kensington, London, owned 3,321 acres in county Tipperary and 71 acres in county Waterford.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Langley Lodge Priest-town Demesne Drangan Cashel Drangan 46 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S298 401
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 67
Brittas Castle Brittas Thurles Thurles Thurles Rural 143 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S125 605
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 60
Parkstown Parkstown Ballymurreen Thurles Ballymurreen Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S157 517
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 66
Ballyduff House (Kilmeadan) Ballyduff East Kilmeadan Waterford Kilmeadan 70 Middlethird Waterford OSI Ref: S511096
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 75

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendant of Henry Langley of Priestown, Co. Tipperary, by Margaret, daughter of Oliver Grace of Brittas Castle, Co. Tipperary and to his great grandson, Henry Langley of London, eldest son of Henry Langley and grandson of Oliver Langley, both of Brittas Castle, March 3, 1870. Genealogical Office: Ms. 109, pp.203-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Goold (George), Mary Catherine Goold ... and Sir Patrick O'Connor appellants versus Henry Langley and others re estate of Oliver Grace of Brittas, Co. Tipperary, including lands of Cassistown leased to Dennis O'Brien, Irish Chancery appeal. Respondents' case and appendix containing depositions. Feb., 1808. House of Lords Appeals: Vol. 4a ; King's Inn Library
  • Papers relating to the estates at Lisnamrock, Co. Tipperary of the Langley family, with references to the families of Hemphill, Levinge and Tuthill, 1778-1916. M.5621 (1-55) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Langley, 6 Dec 1853, Vol 25 (25), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Langley, 13 October 1851, Vol 11, MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Touris Association file for parish of Thurles, North Tipperary number 24; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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Modern printed sources