Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Sadleir (Sadleirswells)

The Sadleirswells branch of this county Tipperary family descend from Nicholas Sadleir of Golden Garden and Lachen, county Tipperary. His son Richard bought Kingswell and married Eleanor Toler. Their youngest son, Richard of Sadleirswells, married Frances Matilda Massy, daughter of the Honourable Eyre Massy and they had ten sons. Richard Sadleir held an estate in the parishes of Rathlynin, Templebredon and Tipperary, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary, in the mid 19th century. In January 1854 the estates of his eldest son, Richard William Ralph Sadleir, in counties Tipperary, Kilkenny and Limerick, amounting to a total of 1,720 acres, were advertised for sale. The sale included Sadleir's-wells. See also Fitzmaurice v. Sadlier in ''Irish Equity Reports'' Vol. 12 (1850), p. 544


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Roesborough Roesborough TIpperary Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R863 364
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 66
Kingswell House/Sadleirswells Sadleirswells Tipperary Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R893 376
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66
Springfield House (Tipperary) Springfield Tipperary Tipperary Tipperary Rural 169 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: R884373
OS Sheet: 59
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sadleir, 31 Jan 1854, Vol 26 (20), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Family & estate papers of the Cliffe/Vigors families of Burgage, Old Leighlin, Co Carlow, 17th-20th centuries include leases re lands held in Co Tipperary by the Sadleir family from the Fitzmaurices. Acc. 1096/4/60 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roe, 18 Apr 1873, Vol 109 (45) & 23 May 1873, Vol 110 (8), MRGS 39/050 & 39/051, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of will of Nicholas Sadlier of Henry St, Tipperary, who died 1858. TL/F/42; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources