Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Under the Acts of Settlement Hierom Sankey was granted over 12,700 acres in county Kerry and some lands in counties Kilkenny and Tipperary for the use of the children of Henry Ireton. Richard Sankey, a Colonel in the Williamite army, married Mary Taylor of Ballynort, county Limerick, and died in 1693. Their son Jacob Sankey of St Johnstown, county Tipperary, was the father of Matthew Sankey of Coolmore, county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Sankey estate was located in the parishes of Modeshil and Rathcool, barony of Middlethird, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Captain Jacob Hierom Sankey of Coolmore owned 769 acres in county Tipperary and 392 acres in county Waterford. The property in the latter county consisted of townlands in the parish of Reisk, barony of Middlethird.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Coolmore Coolmore Rathcool Cashel Peppardstown 44 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S211 395
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 67

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Sankey of Edesborough in Buckinghamshire, of Sankeystown (also Ballylackin) Kings Co., of City of Dublin, of St. Johnstown and of Coolmore, Co. Tipperary, of Oakland, Co. Wexford, of Newpark, Co. Longford, of Fort Frederick, Co. Cavan, of Tenelick, Co. Longford, c.1510 -- 1839. Genealogical Office: Ms. 174, pp. 258-75 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Sankey of Sankey and Southall in Lancashire ..... of Kings Co., of Co. Longford, Co. Wexford and Fort Frederick in Co. Cavan, of City of Dublin, of St. Johnstown and Coolmore, Co. Tipperary, c.1170 -- c.1842. Genealogical Office: Ms. 175, pp. 110-141 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Entries relating to the sale of the Exeter Chamber's lands in the Barony of Middlethirds, Co. Tipperary to Sir A. Ameredeth, Col. H. Sankey of Clonmell and V. Greatrakes, March, 1656. Devon Record Office Act Book 10; Devon Record Office, Exeter
  • Declaration by the Burgesses of Askeaton concerning the lands in Co. Limerick of Edward Taylor, deceased, particulars of a dispute between William Taylor and Jacob Sankey concerning lands in the same county and a marriage settlement of Redmond Barry and Katherine Taylor of Cork, 1700 - 1771. Ms. 8541 ; National Library of Ireland

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