Descended from Samuel Burdett who settled at Lismalin, county Tipperary, in the mid 17th century, this family held land in both county Tipperary and Queen's County (Laois). George Burdett of Heath House, Queen's County, Member of Parliament, died in 1817 and was succeeded by his son Arthur of Ballymany, county Kildare and Ballywalter, county Tipperary, who purchased the Coolfin estate in King's County in 1836. In the 1870s Arthur Burdett, grandson of George, owned 724 acres in county Tipperary, 2,732 acres in King's County (Offaly) and 509 acres in county Kildare. In 1862 he married Grace daughter of John Eyre Trench of Clonfert House, county Galway.
- Pedigree of Burdett of Bramcote in Warwickshire, of Ballymany in Co. Kildare, of Banagher in Kings Co. and Burdett (Baronets), c.1575 -- 1845. Genealogical Office: Ms.170, pp.128-130 ; National Library of Ireland
Contemporary printed sources
- ''GRIFFITH'S VALUATION OF IRELAND'[Primary Valuation of Tenements]', 1850-1858. : Slievardagh Barony, 99 (Ballywalter)
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 61
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 159