Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Willington (Castle Willington)

Jonathan Willington, the third son of James and Mary Willington of Killoskehane Castle, county Tipperary, married Mary Drought. James Willington's estate was in the parishes of Ballymackey and Kilkeary, barony of Upper Ormond, in the mid 19th century. The estate of James Willington, including Castle Willlington, amounting to over 2,600 acres in the baronies of Upper and Lower Ormond was advertised for sale in November 1852. James Willington purchased some of the lots himself while others were sold to Messers. Langford, Scott and Wilson. In the 1870s Frederick Willington of New Grove, Rathcabbin and St Kierans and James W. Willington of Castle Willington, Ballymakey owned 1,098 and 1,358 acres respectively in county Tipperary.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hermitage Killowney Little Ballymackey Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R932 814
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Mount Pleasant Killowney Little Ballymackey Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R920 823
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 59
Castle Willington Killowney Big Ballymackey Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R934 817
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • A volume of manuscript copies of popular songs and airs, with words and music, in the hand of Alice Willington of Castle Willington Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, 1865. Ms 19,346 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Thirty-four deeds, including a few wills, relating to the Freeman family of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, and the Willington, Fishbourne and White families, 1802-44, 1864. D. 13,069-13,102 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Willington family in Ireland (incomplete). Ms 19,775; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Willington, 18 Nov 1852, Vol 19 (14), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources