Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Carden (Templemore & Fishmoyne)

The Cardens settled at Templemore, county Tipperary, in the mid 17th century. In 1717 John Carden married Rebecca Minchin and they had three sons John, Paul and Minchin of Fishmoyne. The eldest son, John, married Elizabeth Craven and their son, John Craven Carden, was created a baronet in 1787. In the mid 19th century the estate of Sir John C. Carden in the barony of Eliogarty was mainly located in the parish of Templemore but also in the parishes of Drom, Fertiana, Holycross and Loughmoe West. His estate also extended into the parishes of Templeree and Corbally, barony of Ikerrin and Kilbarron and Cloghprior, barony of Lower Ormond. The fee simple estates of Sir John Craven Carden in the baronies of Lower Ormond and Eliogarty, amounting to 2,529 acres were advertised for sale in December 1853. The estate of the trustees of the will of Dame Mary Carden in counties Tipperary and King's County (Offaly) were advertised for sale in June 1868. One lot was sold in trust to George Mitchell for £6000 while a second lot was sold privately. In the 1870s, Sir John C. Carden of Templemore Abbey owned 6,680 acres in county Tipperary according to the Landowners Return of 1876 while Hussey de Burgh records him as the owner of 7,856 acres. At the same time Lieutenant Colonel Henry Carden of Fishmoyne owned 893 acres. In the 1880s Bateman recorded the Carden estate as being 7850 acres.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fishmoyne Fishmoyne Kilfithmone Thurles Drom 139 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S049 672
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 59
Bellwood Greenwood Templemore Thurles Templemore 140 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S122 707
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 60
Oldtown Oldtown Templemore Thurles Drom 139 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S094 717
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 59
Templemore Abbey/The Priory Priory Demesne Templemore Thurles Drom 139 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S101 715
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 59
Woodville Woodville Templemore Thurles Templemore 140 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S113 706
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 59
Lloydsborough Lloydsborough Templemore Roscrea Killea 118 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S087 729
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 59
Prior Park Priorpark Cloghprior Borrisokane Cloghprior 8 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R858 885
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 59
Prospect Prospect East Cloghprior Nenagh Knigh 86 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R861 875
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Ordnance Survey maps of the Carden estates in Eliogarty Barony, Co. Tipperary, 19th c. M. 3708 (29-31) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Auction catalogue by Messrs Bennett and Sons of sale of the effects at the Abbey Templemore, Co. Tipperary (the residence of Sir John Craven Carden), with prices, 1908. M. 3708 (22) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the property of the Carden family in Co. Tipperary, including marriage settlement of W. Carden and G. Warburton, July 1719, Chancery decree in case of John Twigg, v. Rev. R. Warburton rel. to estate of J. Carden, deceased, Dec., 1789. Map of Carden estate, 1723. M. 5441 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitor's collection, includes papers relating to properties in Graiguefreehane, Tinvoher and Loughmore, Co. Tipperary and the Carden and Wormald families, and auction catalogue of effects at Templemore Abbey, 1908. M.3708:(1-32), M.3709-3710 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of a report in an Exchequer case of Thomas and Richard Mara v. Sir Henry Carden for obstruction of a watercourse, Nov. 6, 1832. M.5663 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Carden, Barts., of Templemore, Co. Tipperary, c.1630--1820. Genealogical Office: Ms.113, pp.241-2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Carden of Templemore, Co. Tipperary, c.1670--c.1790. Genealogical Office: Ms.171, p.435; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Carden of Barnane and Fishmoyne and Brookly in Co. Tipperary, and of Templemore, c.1700--1837. Genealogical Office: Ms.171, pp.551-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of Arms to Sir John Carden, Bart., of Templemore, Co. Tipperary, Nov. 16, 1808. Genealogical Office: Ms.105, p.63 ; National Library of Ireland
  • A book of 8 maps of the estate of John Trant of Dovea, Co. Tipperary, 6 of which are enlarged from the Ordnance Survey of Hodges and Smith, 1845. Oblong quarto volume, coloured with some additional loose maps relating to the Carden estate, Co. Tipperary, 1806-45. Ms 3020 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Carden, 13 Dec 1853, Vol 25 (33), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Carden, 16 June 1868, Vol 90 (10), MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the Carden and Wormald families, early 20th century. M.3707 (1-32) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Longfield map, rough draft & maps of lands of Galbertstown & Newtown, barony of Eliogarty [Carden estate?], 1764, 1775. 21.F.46 (11, 12, 14); National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association file, early 1940s, North Tipperary Nos 10 & 22; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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