Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Chabot

In 1777 Elizabeth, sister of Sir Skeffington Smyth of Tinny Park, county Wicklow, married the Comte de Jarnac, Viscount Chabot of the Rohan family of France. Their son Major General Louis William de Rohan-Chabot, Viscount Chabot married Isabell Charlotte, daughter of the 2nd Duke of Leinster, in 1809. Lady Elizabeth Mathew died in 1842 and left the Mathew, Earl of Llandaff, estates in county Tipperary to her cousin the Viscount Chabot. In the mid 19th century the Chabot estate was located mainly in the parish of Templemore, barony of Eliogarty and in the parishes of Kilfeakle and Relickmurry and Athassel, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. In June 1859 the Manor of Thurles, 1,713 acres in the barony of Eliogarty and part of the Thomastown estate containing 2,378 acres in the barony of Clanwilliam, belonging to Viscount Chabot, were advertised for sale. The sale did not include Thomastown Castle. The Viscount died in 1875.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Thomastown Castle Thomastown Demesne Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Thomastown 165 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R980 372
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • List of leases executed by Viscount de Chabot on his Thurles estate, 1846-48; notice by Incumbered Estates Court of sale of de Chabot lands at Thomastown, Thurles, March 1856. Ms. 18,453 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft of a lease by Viscount de Chabot of Thomastown, Co. Tipperary to Charles Bourke of part of the Demesne of Thomastown, Co. Tipperary, 1860. D. 19,831 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals and disbursements in respect of the estates of Viscount Chabot and of others in County Tipperary, 1847 - 1870. Mss. 5914-5917 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates Court rental of the Thurles estate of Viscount de Chabot, to be sold, June 3, 1859. M. 5447 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Maps of part of the Thurles estate of Louis William de Rohan Chabot, County of Tipperary. mid 19th c. 16 I. 17 (5) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deed of attornment of Con Callanan and Cornelius Callanan and Honora Keren as tenants of Visct. Chabot of Thomastown, Nov. 26, 1853. D.19830 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft of a lease by Viscount de Chabot of Thomastown, Co. Tipperary to Charles Bourke of part of the Demesne of Thomastown, Co. Tipperary, 1860. D. 19,813 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of Dr Martin Callanan of Thurles, include documents re the Chabot estates, 19th century. Collection List 94; National Library of Ireland
  • Mathew Estate Papers, including Thurles estate rentals, 1827-1899 with gaps, accounts receipts & maps. TL/F/12; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Viscount Chabot, Thurles leases. Box 33 (1); Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

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Modern printed sources