Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bunbury (Kilfeakle)

This branch of the Bunbury family descend from Mathew Bunbury of Kilfeacle, county Tipperary, fifth son of Benjamin Bunbury of Killerig, county Carlow. Matthew Bunbury of Kilfeackle was a brother-in-law to Henry Prittie and is recorded as living mainly in England in the 1770s. His estate was valued at £2000 (Kilboy Papers). In 1840 the Ordnance Survey Name Books refer to his descendant, Benjamin Bunbury, as the proprietor of a townland in the parish of Cordangan, barony of Clanwilliam. Sir James Richardson Bunbury owned townlands in Kilfeakle Parish at the same time. At the time of Griffith's Valuation , Benjamin Bunbury of Johnstown, held land in the parishes of Ballysheehan, Gaile and Outeragh, barony of Middlethird, and Kilfeakle and Templeneiry, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. The return of landowners in 1876 records Benjamin Bunbury of Tramore owning 832 acres in county Tipperary while Hussey in 1878 lists Benjamin Bunbury of Belmount House, Waterford as the owner of 1,411 acres and Ralph Hall Bunbury of Noremount, county Kilkenny as the owner of 2,032 acres in county Tipperary. see In the 1760s Kilfeacle was inherited by Elizabeth Bunbury who married St George Richardson, a member of the Richardson family of Augher Castle, county Tyrone. Their son William was created a baronet in 1787. His descendant, Reverend Sir John Richardson Bunbury, owned 788 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballytarsna Ballytarsna (Hackett) Ballysheehan Cashel Ballysheehan 35 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S119 482
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 66
Gaile Gaile Gaile Cashel Gaile 38 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S097 493
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 66
Kilfeakle Kilfeakle Kilfeakle Tipperary Kilfeakle 163 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R955 377
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Mountwilliam Mountwilliam Kilfeakle Tipperary Kilfeakle 163 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R946 398
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Detailed abstract of will of Thomas Bunbury of Tipperary, 1772. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, p.217 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Agreement between Benjamin Bunbury of Kilfeacle Co. Tipperary and Edward Long of Lakoon, Co. Tipperary concerning lands of Grafting in the Barony of Eliogarty, Co. Tipperary. March 15, 1737 (1738). D. 19,734 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Eight deeds relating to properties of the Bunbury family in Cos. Tipperary, Carlow and Dublin, 18th c. D. 9415-22 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents relating to the Bunbury family and their estates at Gracetown, Co. Tipperary, including marriage settlements of W. Roe and Jane Greene, Sept. 1713, T. Lloyd and Elizabeth Bunbury, April, 1807, (1713, 1744, 1790-1828). M.5427; National Archives of Ireland
  • Rentals and accounts relating to the estates of Benjamin P. E. C. Bunbury in Lisnagaul, Clanwilliam Barony, Co. Tipperary, 1906-10. M.3698 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitor's collection, includes records of estate of Mary E. Delany with a statement of title of Benjamin Bunbury and Benjamin P.E.C. Bunbury to lands of Boulintlea, Co Tipperary & some general material re Bunburys, 1904-1915. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4249(1-41) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bunbury family, Johnstown, Co Carlow, 17th-20th centuries. Ms 220; Representative Church Body Library

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Modern printed sources