Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Scully (Silverfort)

The Scullys of Silverfort were a junior branch of the Scully family of Mantle Hill, county Tipperary, descended from Jeremiah Scully of Silverfort, third son of Roger Scully. Griffith's Valuation records Jeremiah Scully holding three townlands in the parish of Magorban, barony of Middlethird. In November 1857 the estate of Jeremiah E. Scully, over 600 acres in the barony of Middlethird, was advertised for sale by his assignee. In the 1870s Jerome J. Scully of Silverfort owned 231 acres in county Tipperary. The Scullys of Tullamain were another branch of the Silverfort Scullys. 382 acres at Tullamain were leased to Solomon Watson in the 1850s and a perpetual rent payable out of Tullamain was advertised for sale in March 1858, the estate of John, Francis and Denys Scully by James Scully their brother and guardian. Also perpetual yearly rents out of the lands of Rockwell and Marlhill and a portion of the lands of Killeenasteena, all in the barony of Middlethird, belonging to John, Francis and Denys Scully were offered for sale in February 1860 and again in December 1861. The Irish Times reported in December 1861 that the sale of the life interest of John Scully in Marlhill had been adjourned due to lack of bidding. It was apparently purchased later by George McDowell, whose trustees offered it for sale again in January 1867.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Marlhill Marlhill Ardfinnan Clogheen Derrygrath 61 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S164 213
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 74
Silverfort Silverfort Magorban Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S163 420
OS Sheet: 61
Discovery map: 66
Tullamain Castle Tullamain Tullamain Cashel Tullamain 58 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S152 352
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Clonbonane Clonbonane Clonoulty Tipperary Ballygriffen 161 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S037 438
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 66
Mountwilliam Mountwilliam Kilfeakle Tipperary Kilfeakle 163 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R946 398
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Clonbrogan Clonbrogan Mogorban Cashel Ardsallagh 40 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S186 415
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Scully, 12 Nov 1857, Vol 48 (22), MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Scully, 26 Mar 1858, Vol 50 (70), MRGS 39/024, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Scully, 3 Feb 1860, Vol 58 (24) & 13 Dec 1861, Vol 63 (65), MRGS 39/029 & 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Wills and marriage settlements relating to the Scully family of Kilfeakle and Silverfort, Co. Tipperary, Mountjoy Square, Dublin and Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, 1815-1907. P1; University College, Dublin, Archives
  • Pedigree of Scully of Cashel, and Barnahill or Dean's Grove, of Kilconnell and Shanbally, of Dually and Kilfeacle, of Ballyhurst, Cordangan and Pegsboro', of Cahir, of Mantle Hill, of Silverfort all in Co. Tipperary, of Torquay, England, 1571 - 1876. Genealogical Office: Ms.180, pp.132-43 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), McDowell, 22 Jan 1867, Vol 84 (29), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes testamentary papers of the Scully family of Silverfort, 1808-1860. Small Accs. Index 105, T.12,022-12,027; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources