Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Colonel John Bushe, originally from Somerset, was granted lands at Kilfane in county Kilkenny following the Cromwellian settlement. His descendent, Henry Amyas Bushe, inherited the Gumbleton of Glencairn estate through his marriage with Lavinia Gumbleton. Their son Gervase (or Jervis) was the owner of over 600 acres at Glencairn as well as over 1700 acres at Kilfane in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glencairn Abbey Glencairn Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Castlerichard 55 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: W998987
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Bushe of Kilfane, and Kilmurry, and Dangen, all in Kilkenny and of Dublin, 1670 c.1812. National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office: Ms.168, pp.238-9; National Library of Ireland
  • Wills of Joshua Bull, Cork, 1839, Ulick Burke, Portumna, 1791, G. Bushe, Glencairn Abbey, Waterford, 1879, M. Byrne, Ballymacooney, 1844, Lord Bellamont, 1800. National Library of Ireland, D. 8978-82 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources