Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Carden (Barnane)

Arthur E. Carden has written a very detailed history of this family who acquired Barnane, county Tipperary, in the late 17th century and sold it to the Irish Land Commission in 1908. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Carden held an estate in the parishes of Drom and Loughmoe West, barony of Eliogarty and Barnane Ely and Killea, barony of Ikerrin. Lands belonging to John Rutter Carden in the barony of Eliogarty and held from James Napier Webb were advertised for sale in February 1864. The sale was adjourned to May of the same year. John Rutter Carden, the rather eccentric "Woodcock" Carden, is remembered for his famous attempt to abduct Miss Eleanor Arbuthnot in 1854. In the 1870s Andrew Carden of Barnane owned 2,709 acres in county Tipperary. In 1890 over 700 acres owned by Sir John Carden was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Barnane Barnane Barnane Ely Roscrea Borrisnafarney 113 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S058 717
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of John Carden the younger, son of John Carden the eldest, and to his great grandson, Andrew Murray Carden, son of Andrew Carden, all of Barnane, Co. Tipperary, June 29, 1908. Genealogical Office: Ms.111, pp.216-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Carden of Barnane and Fishmoyne and Brookly in Co. Tipperary, and of Templemore, c.1700--1837. Genealogical Office: Ms.171, pp.551-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Carden, 2 Feb 1864, Vol 71 (34), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Carden Collection; Library of Society of Genealogists, London
  • Carden Deeds, 18th-20th century. Contact Arthur E. Carden, Horsham, Sussex; Private Possession
  • S.R. & C. Walker, solicitors' collection (1962), contains statement of claim in Burrows v Berkerley, Chancery 1879 No 352 relating to Carden estate at Barnane, coTipperary. M.6095; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources