Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Lidwells were established in county Tipperary from the mid 18th century. In 1826 Frederick Lidwell married Christinia, daughter of William Hutchinson of Timoney, county Tipperary. The Lidwill estate was mainly in the parish of Killavinoge, barony of Ikerrin but they also had land in the parish of Holycross, barony of Eliogarty. This family were still resident at Dromard in the 1970s. A junior branch of the family held properties at Clonmore and Cormackstown, barony of Eliogarty, county Tipperary, following a marriage in 1736 between Thomas Lidwell and Jemima, daughter and heiress of Mark Cowley of Clonmore and Cormackstown. Cormackstown (609 acres) was advertised for sale in July 1852 and Dromard (641 acres) in February 1854. Dromard was held on a lease from George Mathew to Robert Lidwell dated 17 October 1709. Clonmore (1201 acres) was advertised for sale in May 1858. George Lidwell of Dromard owned 1,345 acres in county Tipperary and 267 acres in Queen's County (county Laois) in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlelake Cottage Castlelake Relickmurry & Athassel Cashel Cashel Rural Middlethird Tipperary OSI Ref: S039 405
OS Sheet: 60
Discovery map: 66
Dromard Dromardbeg Killavinoge Roscrea Killavinoge 117 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S174 770
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 60
Beakstown House Beakstown Holycross Thurles Holycross 128 Eliogarty Tipperary OSI Ref: S091554
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 66

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lidwell, 8 July 1852, Vol 17 (20), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lidwell, Bennett, King, 3 Feb 1854, Vol 26 (22), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lidwill, 11 May 1858, Vol 51 (41), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of George Lidwell and to his grandson, Capt. George Lidwell, 19th Regt., only son of Frederick Lidwell, all of Dromard, Co. Tipperary, May 4, 1870. Ms. 109, pp. 207-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Brown, of Clonboy, Papers. Rentals of Cormackstown and Clonmore, Co. Tipperary, the estate of Robert Lidwell, 1826-33. Mss. 9480-9481 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Letters, mainly to John Brown and to Robert L. Brown of Clonboy, Co. Clare, from George Westropp and others, relating to financial matters and to the family estates, c. 1832-1889. Brown Papers, Ms 8988; National Library of Ireland
  • Jameson, solicitor's collection, includes documents re Lidwill family and the lands of Ballysorrell, barony of Ikerrin, Co Tipperary, 18th & 19th centuries. Private Accessions Index 55, D.7096, D.7242-7244 & 7695; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association File, early 1940s, North Tipperary No. 22 (Dromard); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources