Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Butler (Ballycarron)

The Butlers were resident in the parish of Relickmurry and Athassel, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary, for many generations. Pierce Butler of Ballycarron and Kilmoyler married Catherine Bowen of Ballyadams, Queen's County (Laois) and had three sons and a daughter, Helen, who married Stephen Creagh of Brittas, county Limerick. Their son, Stephen Creagh Butler, inherited the Butler of Ballycarron estate in county Tipperary from his uncle. This family were Catholic descendants of the Lords Dunboyne. In the early 19th century Thomas Butler of Ballycarron married Margaret, daughter of Standish Barry of Leamlara, county Cork. The Ballycarron and Ballyslatteen properties were both located in the parish of Reclickmurry and Athassel and the Butler estate amounted to 2,335 acres in the 1870s. Lieutenant-General Sir William Francis Butler (1838-1910), a distinguished soldier and writer, was a member of this family. His parents were Richard and Ellen Butler of Ballyslatteen.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bansha Castle Bansha West Templeneiry Tipperary Bansha 146 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R952 331
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Bansha House Templenahurney Clonbullogue Tipperary Bansha Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R959 337
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 66
Kilmoyler Kilmoyler Killardry Tipperary Killadriffe 148 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S016 299
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 74
Ballycarron Ballycarron Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Ballycarron Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S003 336
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66
Suirville Suirville Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Thomastown 165 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S002 339
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66
Ballyslatteen Ballyslatteen Relickmurry & Athassel Tipperary Ballycarron Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S012 335
OS Sheet: 68
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Butler (of Ballycarron) Papers. Microfilm P1561; National Library of Ireland
  • Notes by Dr. William F. Butler relating to the Butler family, more especially to the Butlers of Ballycarron, Co. Tipperary, 20th c. Microfilm P6016; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease of part of the lands of Ballinulty, barony of Clanwilliam, Co. Tipperary by Thomas Butler of Ballycarron, Co. Tipperary to James Ryan of Longstone, Co. Tipperary. March 17, 1847. D. 19,835 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, South Tipperary No. 19 (Suirville); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources