Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bryan (Gurteen)

The Reverend William Bryan of Gurteen, county Tipperary, son of Thomas Bryan and Elizabeth Aldwell, married Elizabeth, daughter of John Craven Chadwick of Ballinardy, county Tipperary in 1827. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Reverend William held land in the parish of Kilvemnon. In March 1858 his estate of 82 acres at Ballycullen, barony of Slievardagh, was advertised for sale. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased in trust by Matthew Hawe. In the 1870s his son Thomas Bryan of Gurteen owned 609 acres in county Tipperary. Ballycullen was held from the Bradshaw family and many of the tenants held leases dating from the 1830s from Basil Bryan. The rental includes references to Patrick Bryan eldest son of William Bryan of Ballycullen and Thomas Bryan eldest son of the Reverend William Bryan of Gurteen.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gurteen Gurteen (Bryan) Kilvemnon Callan Anner 24 Slievardagh Tipperary OSI Ref: S320 366
OS Sheet: 71
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bryan, 2 Mar 1858, Vol 50 (47), MRGS 39/024, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Bryan family, Co Tipperary, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8 ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources