Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Waller (Prior Park)

This family descend from a Cromwelllian soldier Richard Waller who settled at Cully, Newport, county Tipperary in the mid 17th century. Cully later became known as Castle Waller. In 1730 Samuel Waller married Anne Jocelyn, an aunt of the 1st Earl of Roden and their eldest son, Robert, was created a baronet in 1780. The Wallers of Prior Park descend from their fourth son, George. ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' states that George Waller (born 1740) purchased Prior Park from the Otway family. In the mid 19th century William Waller held an estate in the parishes of Cloghprior, barony of Lower Ormond, and Kilnarath, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary. In the 1870s William Waller of Prior Park owned 990 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Prior Park Priorpark Cloghprior Borrisokane Cloghprior 8 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R858 885
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 59
Woodpark (Cloghprior) Woodpark Cloghprior Borrisokane Cloghprior Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R866885
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • A map and survey of Priorpark, in the County of Tipperary, the estate of George Waller. Surveyed by John Hogan. Includes drawing of the house. Oblong quarto sheet, coloured, 1824. 16 I. 17 (20) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Edmund William Waller (by Mary Dorothea Stuart, daughter of Rev. Robert Wilson Rowan of Mount Davys, Co. Antrim), son of William Thomas Waller of Prior Park, Co. Tipperary and to the son of the said Edmund, being Arthur Edmund de Warrenne Waller of Basingstoke, March 1, 1927. Genealogical Office: Ms.111c, fol.88 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Waller of Cully McKory, now Castle Waller, of Newport, of Prior Park, of Lisbrien Barts., all in Co. Tipperary, of Camage, Co. Dublin and of Spring Grove, Co. Middlesex, 1641 -- 1854. Genealogical Office: Ms.178, pp.87-96 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Waller of Bassingbourne, Co. Cambridge and Ashwell, Co. Hertfordshire, of Cully, later Castle Waller, of Lisbrian, Barts., of Prior Park all in Co. Tipperary, of City of Limerick, of Camage, Co. Dublin, and of Montreal, Canada, c. 1580 -- 1899. Genealogical Office: Ms.179, pp.49-60 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sale of Prior Park, James Otway to George Waller, 1808. ROD 601.462.411218; Registry of Deeds
  • Waller Papers, in possession of Sarah Waller of Rockvalley, Puckaun, in 1996.; Private Possession
  • R.F. Walker Collection includes wills of the Waller family of Cully, Co Tipperary & others, 1676-1755. Small Accs. Index, 1/276 T.10,004-10,010; National Archives of Ireland

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