Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Mansfield (Rathgormuck)

Walter Henry Mansfield was among the principal lessors in the parish of Rathgormuck at the time of Griffith's Valuation in 1850. Rathgormuck was formerly the property of his mother's family, the Woulfes of Carrick on Suir. G.L.P. Mansfield held townlands in the parish of Clashmore, barony of Decies-within-Drum at that time. George Patrick Lattin Mansfield had offered over 800 acres of his estate in the barony of Decies-without-Drum for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in 1851. The original 1770s lease was from the Osborne estate to John Fowler. The Freeman's Journal reported that the purchaser was Denis Keeffe, for over £5600. The representatives of Miss Mansfield were lessors in the parish of Modelligo, barony of Decies-without-Drum. By the 1870s, the estate held by the representatives of Capt. Walter Mansfield amounted to over 1200 acres in county Waterford while G.L.P. Mansfield, with an address in county Kildare, owned over 700 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glen Lodge (Glen Poer) Glen Upper Dysert Clonmel Gurteen Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S325220
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 75
Rathgormuck Castle Rathgormuck Rathgormuck Carrick-on-Suir Glen 7 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S341180
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 75
Graigavalla Graigavalla Rathgormuck Carrick-on-Suir Glen 7 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S320154
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 75
Ballynamultina House Ballynamultina Clashmore Youghal Clashmore 100 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X132850
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 82
Derriheen House Kilderriheen Affane Lismore Ballyhane 58 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X105989
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Rent ledger relating to property in Co. Waterford of John Mansfield, 1783 - 94. Mansfield Papers, Ms. 9633 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Mansfield Papers, Ms. 9632 Rent ledger of the Woulfe and Mansfield families, relating to properties in Co. Tipperary and Co. Waterford, 1783 - 1811. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Mansfield, 4 February 1851, Vol 5, MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • O'Connor & Dudley, solicitor's collection includes papers re John Guerin v Patrick Mansfield, Co Waterford, 1854-1880s. Small Accs. Index 66, Co 1894, D.9117-9121; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: Barony of Upperthird; Waterford County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources