Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Poe (Harley Park)

A branch of the Poe family descended from Captain James Poe, third son of Emmanuel Poe. Captain James purchased the Harley Park estate in county Tipperary, married Mary Cooke of Kiltinan and died in 1728. His descendants lived at Harley Park into the 20th century. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation James Purefoy Poe held land in the parishes of Ballingarry and Lismalin, barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary and in the 1870s his son Arthur Poe owned 374 acres in county Tipperary and 1,170 acres in county Kilkenny.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Harley Park Harleypark Ballingarry Callan Modeshil 26 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S363 459
OS Sheet: 56
Discovery map: 67
Oakfield Beeverstown Isertkieran Cashel Mullinahone 27 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S333 399
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • Letter to Purefoy Poe, nominating him a burgess of Callan, Dec. 26, 1790; Circular letter, Aug. 4, 1832, addressed to Jas. P. Poe, seeking support for the Protestant Conservative Society of Ireland, signed A. Going; a letter of Robert Peel, Dec. 8, 1826, to A. Going and others, acknowledging receipt of a petition. Ms. 15,350 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the Chancery case, Jones v. Going and Poe, executors of George Cronyn, M.D., 1866-7. Hoey and Denning, parcel 30 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • S.Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to estates of the Poe family in Co. Tipperary, 1666-1846. Associated names, Cox, Aylward and Butler. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 17,527-55; M. 2081-4: T. 7144 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to estates in Co. Tipperary and property in Cashel of the Purefoy family, 1695-1879. Associated names, Purefoy-Poe, Ryan and Pennefather. D. 17,562-96; M. 2085-9 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources