Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Doherty (Cos Tipperary & Cork)

A family from Inishowen, county Donegal, who moved south in the late 17th century and settled in county Tipperary and later in county Cork. James Doherty of Oldtown, county Tipperary, had two sons, James of Kedragh and Nicholas of Outrath. The Ryan of Inch papers in the Boole Library, University College Cork, contain leases between members of the Ryan and Doherty families for lands at Kedra and elsewhere in Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Nicholas J. Doherty held land in the parish of Clogher, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower, county Tipperary. The nearby townlands of Corbally and Rathmanna were held by Messrs Waller and Doherty and may originally have been Lockwood property. James Doherty married Rebecca, daughter of Richard Lockwood of Indaville and their daugher, Catherine, married Edward Waller of Limerick. The Waller of Rockvale entry in Burke's Landed Gentry (1904) shows Katherine Lockwood marrying Samuel Waller. [ Editions of Burke's Landed Gentry from the 1850s give details of the genealogy of this family in county Tipperary which are not included in the Doherty entry in the 1904 edition.] In May 1855 the estate of John Aldridge and John George Smyly, trustees of the will of the Right Honourable John Doherty, deceased, being part of the manor and lordship of Thurles, was advertised for sale. A branch of this family moved to the Bandon area of county Cork in the mid 18th century and in the late 19th century Richard Wheeler Doherty was agent to the Earl of Bandon and other smaller landowners in the Bandon vicinity.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Loughlohery Loughlohery Caher Clogheen Caher 65 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: S087 243
OS Sheet: 82
Discovery map: 74
Loughkent Loughkent Lower Knockgraffon Cashel Knockgraffon 56 Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S092 314
OS Sheet: 69
Discovery map: 66
Mount Bruis Bruis Bruis Tipperary Bruis 155 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R839 332
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 66
Ballydrehid Ballydrehid Killardry Tipperary Killadriffe 148 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S036 280
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Rathmanna Rathmanna Rahelty Thurles Rahelty Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S164 582
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of O'Docherty, Lords of Inishowen in Co. Donegal, Chiefs of the name, and Doherty of Newtown, Co. Leitrim, of Oldtown and Kedragh and Coolmyn, of Mount Bruis and Killimley and Outrath, Long Orchard and Cashel, of Ballydrihid and Moortown, all in Co. Tipperary, c.800 1845. Genealogical Office: Ms.175, pp.346-61 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Aldridge, Smyly & Doherty, 22 May 1855, Vol 34 (71), MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Ryan, 9 Feb 1865, Vol 75 (38), MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Ryan of Inch Papers, BL/EP/R; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives

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Modern printed sources