Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sadleir (Sopwell Hall, Castletown & Ballinderry)

This branch of the Sadleir family descend from Colonel Thomas Sadleir of Sopwell Hall, county Tipperary, a Cromwellian soldier, who represented counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Galway, Mayo and Tipperary in Parliament at various times in the mid 17th century. He was granted almost 8,000 acres in the barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary and 2,488 acres in the baronies of Clare and Dunkellin, county Galway in 1667. His son, Thomas Sadleir of Sopwell Hall and Castletown, county Tipperary, married a daughter of Colonel Robert Oliver of Castle Oliver, county Limerick. This second Thomas purchased Castletown from his brother-in-law's family, the Briggs, in 1706. From his son Thomas, descend the Sadleirs of Sopwell Hall and from his son Charles, descend the Sadleirs of Castletown and Ballinderry. In 1735 Francis Sadleir of Sopwell Hall, county Tipperary, married Catherine, daughter of William Wall, MP, of Coolnamuck, county Waterford. They had two daughters who married into the Trench of Woodlawn, county Galway and Bury of Charleville families. Four generations of Thomas Sadleirs succeeded Charles at Castletown until the death of Thomas Owen Saunders Sadleir in 1904. He died unmarried and was succeeded by his sisters, two of whom had married members of the Falkiner family of Mount Falcon. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Thomas Sadlier held land in the parishes of Ardcrony and Kilbarron, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. His cousin, Rev. Francis Sadlier, was the principal lessor in the parish of Kilronan, barony of Middlethird, county Waterford. In the 1870s, Rev. Francis Sadlier, with an address in London, also held over 500 acres in county Meath.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bessborough Bessborough Ballymackey Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R969 817
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Ballinderry Ballinderry Ardcrony Borrisokane Mertonhall 15 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R905 905
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Castletown Castletown Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R822 925
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 53
Sopwell Hall Sopwell Uskane Borrisokane Ballingarry 12 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R969 937
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Bellevue Bellevue Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R810 946
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Sadlier of Hackney in Middlesex, of Standon in Hertfordshire, of Sea Park, Co. Dublin, of Mullagh in King's Co., and of Sopwell Hall, Castletown, Brookefield, Ballinderry, Hollymount, and Clonmel in Tipperary, of Tasmania, of Canada and of San Francisco in America, c.1480 -- 1909. Genealogical Office: Ms.182, pp.193-210 ; National Library of Ireland
  • [Estate account book] with loose papers inserted referring to Sopwell, 1758-1797. M.5297; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources