Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Birch (Roscrea)

Members of the Birch family were prominent distillers and brewers at Roscrea, county Tipperary in the 19th century and held land in the parish of Corbally, barony of Ikerrin. In the 1870s George Birch of Monaincha owned 822 acres, James Sayce Birch of Birch Grove owned 1,086 acres and Mary Anne Birch of Kingstown, county Dublin, owned 898 acres in county Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Birchgrove Birchgrove Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S153 894
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Corville Corville Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S154 884
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Monaincha Monaincha Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S162 889
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Racket Hall Rackethall Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S162 898
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Sheehills House Thesheehys Corbally Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S154 872
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 60

Archival sources

  • Papers relating to the properties of the Birch (and related families of Roe, Baillie and Massy) in Grantstown and Killoge, Co. Tipperary, 1676-1934. D. 20,784-817; M.3645; T.11,598-604 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease by Guy Coote to Richard Birch, both of Dublin, of lands in Killnastina, Co. Tipperary Dec. 2, 1796. D. 18,664 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Notice of sale by auction of Birch Grove Distillery, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary 1850. Ms. 8355; National Library of Ireland
  • A map of Birchgrove (Co. Tipperary), the estate of George and James Birch. Surveyed by W. Egan. Includes small pen & ink drawing of the house. Vellum quarto sheet Dec., 1835. 16 I. 17 (20) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Milton (Damer) Papers include map of Mr. P. Birche's late holding in the Lordship of Roscrea, by Patrick Egan 1811. TL/F/18/2; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Hamilton & Craig, solicitor's collection, includes documents re the lands of Beanaghmore, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, & the Bridge, Smith, Mason, Birch, Townsend & Evans families of Roscrea, 18th & 19th centuries. Private Accessions Index 64, D.8726, 8728, 8752 etc; National Archives of Ireland
  • Cathcart & Hemphill, solicitors' collection (1960), includes miscellaneous documents re the Birch family of Cos Tipperary & Offaly. M.5403; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes abstract of title of Hariette F. Miller to part of lands of Racket Hall, barony of Ikerrin, from 1721. Also will of Dora Cathcart contains many references to Birch family members, 1867. Small Accs. Index 105, M.3958, T.12034; National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier collection includes fee farm grant of lands of Roscrea with map Robert Curtis to William Vaughan 1709, also documents re William Paisley Vaughan & the Birch & Duckworth families of Roscrea, 1767, 1812, 1821. Small Accs. Index 1/720, D.14,056, D. 14,064, M.1320 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Birch Papers, include schedule of debts & assets of Richard Birch, Roscrea, June 1823 & family settlement, R. Birch's sister & her husband 1807 with ancillary documents. TL/F/10; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • BIRCH, Muriel Ethel. The Birch Tree Genealogy, compiled in 1977. Contact George Cunningham, Roscrea.; Private Possession
  • Deeds referring to Tim Henry, Richard & Henry Birch & premises in Rosrea, 1763, 1788, Boxes 36 & 56; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources