Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Minchin (Busherstown)

Humphrey Minchin was granted 1,271 acres in the barony of Slievardagh, county Tipperary in 1668. His brother Charles Minchin was granted about 500 acres in the same barony in 1667 and bought the Annagh estate from Major Solomon Cambie in 1669 and the Ballinakill estate from Sir Richard Stephens in 1680. From Charles descend the various branches of the Minchin family. The senior branch of the family descend from Humphrey Minchin of Ballinakill Castle and Busherstown, county Offaly. Ballinakill Castle was sold by Humphrey's son Paul in the mid 18th century and estates were purchased in England. In the mid 19th century the English branch of the family still held an estate in the parishes of Bourney, Corbally and Rathnaveoge, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary. In 1869 Henry James Bunbury of Holywell, Hants and Lord of the Manor of Soberton died, leaving his English estates to his nephew Falkiner John Minchin of Annagh. H.J.B. Minchin's sister Georgina married in 1829 William Minchin of Annagh, county Tipperary descended from John Minchin, fourth son of the original Charles. The Busherstown property continued in the possession of the family of Humphrey, third son of Humphrey of Ballinakill Castle. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Humphrey held land in the parish of Rathnaveoge, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary. In the 1870s his son George John Minchin of Busherstown owned 432 acres in county Tipperary, 392 in county Limerick and 1,340 acres in King's County.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Loran Park Loran Bourney Roscrea Bourney East Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S152 812
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 60
Lisduff Lisduff Rathnaveoge Roscrea Bourney West 116 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S063 811
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 59
New Grove Rathnaveoge Upper Rathnaveoge Roscrea Rathnaveoge Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S087 841
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 59
Ballykelly House Ballykelly Bourney Roscrea Timoney Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S222859
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 60

Archival sources

  • The... Petition of Humphrey Minchin, and his brothers ( sons of Charles Minchin, deceased) to James, Duke of Ormond: written from London, in which they recite their wardship to Captain Thomas Walcot [attainted and executed for his participation in the late conspiracy, known as the 'Rye-House Plot'], and their virtual ownership of certain farm-stock, seized in the County of Tipperary as part of the forfeited estate of Walcot aforesaid; and pray relief. 29 August 1683. MS. Carte 161, fol(s). 160v-r ; Oxford University: Bodleian Library
  • An Act for confirming and carrying into Execution an Agreement, dated the Twenty third Day of June One thousand seven hundred and seventy, between Humphrey Minchin Esquire and George Clive Esquire, and for vesting certain Estates in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in certain Trustees and their Heirs, for that Purpose, 1771. Private Act, 11 George III, c. 106 HL/PO/PB/1/1771/11G3n205; Parliamentary Archives
  • An Act for vesting the settled Estates of Humphry Minchin Esquire, in the County of Tipperary, in the Kingdom of Ireland, in Trustees, to sell the same; and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Estates, in that Part of Great Britain called England, or in the Principality of Wales, to be settled to the same Uses, 1772. Private Act, 12 George III, c. 128 HL/PO/PB/1/1772/12G3n234 ; Parliamentary Archives
  • British Records Association, Letters Patent granting lands in the barony of Slievardagh to John Minchin, 31 Mar 1686. Small Accs. Index No 101, D.18,608; National Archives of Ireland
  • Minchin and Kinahan Family Papers, Cos Offaly and Tipperary, 1680-1850. Acc No 1496, PC 326-327 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers re Minchin family of Glasshouse, Shinrone, Co Offaly, including some records re the Minchin family of Busherstown, Co Tipperary, 1912-1960. Acc No 5515, PC 326-327; National Library of Ireland

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