Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Barron

Burke asserts that this family, originally barons of Burnchurch, county Kilkenny, were a branch of the Fitzgeralds of Desmond. They were deprived of their lands during the Cromwellian confiscation and many entered foreign armed service. The family were later associated with Ballyneal, county Waterford, a county where they later acquired significant estates through marriage. Sir Henry Barron owned over 6000 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s. Catherine Barron, of Faha, Kilmacthomas, owned over 1000 acres at the same time. Pierce Barron of Belmond Park, Waterford, was the owner of over 800 acres. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Sir H.W. Barron held townlands in the parishes of Mothel, barony of Upperthird, Ardmore and Ballymacart, barony of Decies-within-Drum and Rathmoylan, barony of Gaultiere. In 1850 three members of the family, Sir Henry, John and Pierce, were all among the principal lessors in the parish of Dunhill, barony of Middlethird. James Barron, of Georgestown House, was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilbarrymeadan and Rossmire, barony of Decies-without-Drum. while Pierce and Richard Barron held townlands in the parish of Stradbally in the same barony. In May 1852, over 700 acres of the Barron estate in the barony of Decies-without-Drum were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court by Catherine Jane Barron and others. Morgan Barron offered 300 acres of his estate in the barony of Decies-without-Drum for sale in 1855.The Freeman's Journal reported that the purchasers were James Power and Thomas Shanahan. In 1857 he offered for sale the lands of Fahagh in the same barony. The sale notice states that these lands had been held lease to Pierce Barron from the Earl of Grandison since the 1780s. They were offered for sale again in the Landed Estates Court in November 1859. Over 200 acres owned by Morgan Barron were sold in the Landed Estates Court in January 1862. The Irish Times reports their purchase by a Mr. Meredyth. Catherine and William Henry Barron offered the house and demesne lands at Lackan for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1862. Over 1100 acres of this part of the estate was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in 1885 by Joseph M. Barron and other family members. The estate at Georgestown in the barony of Decies-without-Drum was offered for sale in the name of Pierse John Barron, a minor, in April 1885.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Belmount House (Kilculiheen) Belmount Kilculiheen Waterford Kilculiheen 110 Kilculiheen Waterford OSI Ref: S619138
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 76
Graigue Lodge Belmount Kilculliheen Waterford Kilculliheen Kilculliheen Waterford OSI Ref: S614135
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 76
Stonebrook [Stafford] Lodge Aghanglogh Ballylaneen Kilmacthomas Ballylaneen 38 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S372046
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 82
Fahafeelagh Fahafeelagh Ballylaneen Kilmacthomas Ballylaneen 38 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S375036
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Seafield (Decies) Seafield Ballylaneen Kilmacthomas Carrigcastle 39 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S412005
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Bay View (Dungarvan) Scartore Dungarvan Dungarvan Clonea 18 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X289936
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Kilnagrange Mills Kilnagrange Fews Kilmacthomas Kilmacthomas Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S392066
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 75
Georgestown House Farranalahesery Kilbarrymeadan Kilmacthomas Georgestown Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S435034
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82
Tankardstown Mine House Knockmahon Kilbarrymeadan Kilmacthomas Knockmahon Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X438989
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82
Mountain Castle Castlequarter Modelligo Dungarvan Dungarvan 30 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S172011
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 82
Carrickahilla Presbytery Carrickahilla Stradbally Kilmacthomas Stradbally 51 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X363986
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Sarahville Faha Stradbally Kilmacthomas Fox's Castle Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S361033
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Johnstown House (Decies) Ballymulalla East Whitechurch Dungarvan Keereen Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X165926
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82
Cliff Lodge/Cliff Cottage Ballymacaw Rathmoylan Waterford Rathmoylan 93 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: X652989
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 76

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Barron, formerly Baron, Barons of Barnchurch, Co. Kilkenny, of Ballykeroge and of Castle Town and Woodhouse, of Carrigbaron, Garrahillersh, of Fahagh, Ballydunne and Durrow, of Georgestown, Ballydurne and Ballyneale all in Co. Waterford, c.1600 -- 1862. Genealogical Office: Ms. 179, pp.61-78 & 127-140) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Fitzgerald alias Barron, and Barrons of Garrahillersh, Ballyneil, Barts., Co. Waterford, c.1650 -- 1827. Genealogical Office: Ms.113, pp.413-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Bargain and sale, Barron to Barron of the castle and lands of Mountain Castle, Co. Waterford, 1834. D. 10,850 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Barron, formerly Baron, of Genview now Shanaclune House, of Annestown, of Lacken House, of Sarahville, of Comeragh Lodge, of Glenanna, Barts., Barncourt, of Ballydavid all in Co. Waterford and of Cadiz and Almeria in Spain, and of Mexico and California in America, c.1600 -- 1862. Genealogical Office: Ms.179, pp.61-78 & 127-140 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Royal descent of Henry Page Turner Barron through Page Turner, Leigh, Brydges, Grey de Wilton, Percy and Mortimer from Edward III., King of England, c.1350 c.1862. Genealogical Office: Ms.179, pp.138-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Barron, 26 June 1885, Vol 149, MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 18 May 1852, Vol 15, MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 1 May 1855, Vol 34, MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 3 November 1857, Vol 48, MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 8 November 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 14 November 1862, Vol 66, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 14 January 1862, Vol 64, MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 22 January 1864, Vol 71, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O'Brien), Barron, 24 April 1885, Vol 148, MRGS 39/065, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Grant of probate of the will of Luke Barron, Knockmahon, Co. Waterford. 3 June 1824 Armagh District Registry. Will dated 30 June 1822. 999/338/5; National Archives of Ireland
  • Archer/Austen/Fennell Collection includes documents re Francis Barron & property in Carrick on Suir. 99/62; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources