Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Jacob

This Presbyterian family were located in the Fethard area of county Tipperary from at least the mid 17th century. In 1703 Mathew Jacob bought the lands of Johnstown, 370 acres in the barony of Middlethird, part of the estate of James II, for £900. Mathew Jacob of St Johnstown married Elizabeth Minchin of Shangarry. Their three sons settled at Ballingarry (Samuel), Mobarnan (Mathew) and Coolmore (John). In the mid 1770s Mathew Jacob of Mobarnan's estate was estimated to be worth £6,000 (Kilboy Papers). In 1782 Anna, daughter and heir of Mathew Jacob of St Johnstown, county Tipperary, married Richard Pennefather of New Park. In the mid 19th century Matthew Jacob held land in the parishes of Ballingarry and Killenaule, barony of Slievardagh and Donaghmore, Magowry and Peppardstown, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary. At the same time Samuel Jacob held land in the parish of Magorban and Robert Jacob in the parish of Cooleagh, barony of Middlethird. An estate of 2,865 acres in the baronies of Middlethird, Slieveardagh and Kilmanagh, belonging to Samuel and Robert Jacob, both "of Mobarnane", was advertised for sale in April 1851. The sale included Mortlestown Castle. This estate, plus an additional 800+ acres including Mobarnane, was advertised for sale again in December 1851. The Tennants bought Mobarnane and most of the Jacob estate. The Freeman's Journal reported that a Reverend Thomas also purchased some lots.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Roan Roan Killenaule Cashel Cooleagh 45 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S221 447
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 67
Mortlestown Castle Mortlestown Cooleagh Cashel Coolcagh 45 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S219 431
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67
Mobarnan Mobarnan Magorban Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S168 399
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66
Peppardstown Peppardstown Peppardstown Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S236 396
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67
Coolmore Coolmore Rathcool Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S211 395
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67
St Johnstown St Johnstown St Johnstown Cashel Cooleagh 45 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S230 411
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Jacob of St. Johnstown, Ballingarry, Mobernan, all in Co. Tipperary, of Sigginstown and Woodbrook and Templeshannon, Co. Wexford, of City of Dublin, of Ballymahon, Co. Longford, of Armagh, 1732 -- 1784. Genealogical Office: Ms.141, pp.173-6 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • S.Gordon & Son, solicitors' collection, include papers relating to the estates of the Cleare family in Kilkenny Begg and Ballylosky, Co. Tipperary, with references to families of Jacob, Minchin and Hobbs, 1676-1836. Small Accs. Index 103, D. 16,956-70 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to property of the Staples family, mainly in Queen's Co. but also in King's Co., Mayo, Tyrone, Derry, and Tipperary, 1785-1878. Associated families Shaen, Brabazon, Ponsonby, Jacob and Waring. D. 18.038-95; M. 2250-61; T. 7196-7206 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the property of the Hely-Hutchinson family in Cos. Wexford, Dublin, Meath, Tipperary and Dublin City, with mention of the families of Williams, Nixon, Wheeler and Jacob, 1705 - 1891. D. 17,303-40: 17,343-6; 17,354-63; M. 2069-73; T. 7115-18 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Jacob, 25 Apr 1851, Vol 6 (51), & 12 Dec 1851, Vol 12 (28), MRGS 39/003 & 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • British Records Association, deeds mainly re lands in Cork city & Meldrom etc in barony of Middlethird, Co Tipperary & families of Jacob, Tuckey & Latham, 1715-1800. Small Accs. Index No 101, D.18,610-18,626; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources