Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Burke indicates that this family originated in Staffordshire and descend from John Congreve, resident in county Cork in the seventeenth century. Sadleir refers to John Congreve who was High Sheriff of Waterford in 1755 and married Mary, daughter of Beverley Ussher of Kilmeaden. Ambrose Congreve, of Mount Congreve, owned over 1900 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s, as well as over 2000 acres in county Kilkenny. The Mount Congreve estate is still extant and owned by the Congreve family. John Congreve was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Dysert, barony of Upperthird, and Kilburne and Lisnakill, barony of Middlethird, county Waterford, at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glen Lower (Dysert) Glen Lower Dysert Carrick-on-Suir Glen 7 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S322223
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 75
Abbey House Abbeylands Kilculliheen Waterford Waterford Urban 82 Kilculliheen Waterford OSI Ref: S614127
OS Sheet: 9, 10
Discovery map: 76
Abbey Farm Abbeylands Kilculliheen Waterford Waterford Urban 82 Kilculliheen Waterford OSI Ref: S614128
OS Sheet: 9, 10
Discovery map: 76
Landscape House Landscape Kilsheelan Clonmel Glen Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S295229
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 75
Mount Congreve Mountcongreve Lisnakill Waterford Reisk 73 Middlethird Waterford OSI Ref: S533102
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 75

Archival sources

  • D. 10,113-19 Seven deeds relating to the Congreve family and lands in County Waterford 1810-1820.; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the property of the Congreve and Congreve-Rogers families in Cos. Waterford and Wexford 18th - 19th c. Hoey and Denning, parcel 14 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 13,226-13,256 : Correspondence of members of the families of the Earls of Cork, and Burlington, and their associates, 1600-1757, mainly concerning their estates in Munster, correspondents include Col. Wm. Congreve, Richard Musgrave, Thomas Baker, Roger Power, John Ussher, Sir Wm. Abdy, members of the Davies family, and the first, second and third Earls of Cork, with papers on Youghal elections, 1707-1732 and an opinion on Munster recusants, 17th c. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Ms. 13,230: Letters to Col. William Congreve, some with military and political references, several from Henry Boyle (aft. Baron Carleton), 1690-1700. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Congreve of Mount Congreve, county Waterford, estate papers, dated 1609-1935. Accession 1079 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources