Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Richard A. Chearnley of Salterbridge, Cappoquin, owned over 18,000 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s. Burke indicates that Anthony Chearnley had an estate at Spring Park, Affane, county Waterford, in the eighteenth century. He married as his second wife, Jane Musgrave, of Salterbridge, thereby acquiring that estate, which remained in the Chearnley family until the 1950s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Richard Chearnley was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilgobnet, Lickoran, Modelligo and Seskinan, barony of Decies-without-Drum. His brother, Captain William Chearnley, held townlands in Kilmolash parish at the same time. In 1868 lands at Templemichael or Springmount, which were leased from the Chearnley estate by the Pollock family, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Salterbridge House Salterbridge Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Cappoquin 60 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X081996
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Kilbree House Kilbree East Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Drumroe 63 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X094994
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Bewley Bewley Kilmolash Lismore Ballyhane 58 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X129966
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 82
Mountain Castle Castlequarter Modelligo Dungarvan Dungarvan 30 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S172011
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 82
Lackandarra Lodge Lackandarra Seskinan Dungarvan Coumaraglin Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X137819
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 75
Lackandarra A Lackandarra Seskinan Dungarvan Coumaraglin Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X141813
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 22

Archival sources

  • Documents relating to the estates of the Chearnley family in Co. Waterford, including maps, financial and legal papers, etc., 1739 - 1821. Chearnley Papers, Ms. 8811; National Library of Ireland
  • Twenty-one deeds concerning the estate at Salterbridge, Barony of Coshmore and Coshbride, Co. Waterford, and the families of Musgrave and Chearnley, 1710-1787. with the will of Anthony Chearnley, 1816. D. 10,829-49 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to estates in Co. Tipperary of the Clutterbuck family with references to related names of Chearnley and Downing, 18th and 19th c. M. 5454 (1-59) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Maps and surveys of Slievegrine and of other parts of the Co. Waterford estate of the Villiers - Stuart family, 1828-1829, 1888, 1890 including a small booklet (1888) containing survey tracings of the estate of Major Chearnley at Kilcoony, Co. Waterford, etc. Villiers-Stuart Papers, Ms. 24,676 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Chearnley Estate Papers, 1617-1915. ; Waterford County Archives
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Pollock, 21 April 1868, Vol 89, MRGS 39/043, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources