Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Vaughan (Golden Grove)

The Vaughans of Golden Grove or Knocknamase, county Offaly, were of Welsh origin and settled in King's County (Offaly) and Tipperary in the late 17th century. John Vaughan was granted lands in counties Limerick and Tipperary and in Queens and Kings Counties in 1670. His Munster estate amounted to 1,837 acres. In 1764 William Peisley Vaughan married Mary, daughter of Bishop Synge of Killaloe. Wilson, writing in 1786, refers to Golden Grove as the seat of Mr. Vaughan. In 1822 their eldest daughter, Martha, married John Lloyd, fourth son of John Lloyd of Gloster. They had an only daughter, Mary, who succeeded her uncle, William P. Vaughan, at Golden Grove in 1842. The following year Mary Vaughan Lloyd married Samuel Dawson Hutchinson of Mount Heaton, county Offaly, fourth son of William Hutchinson of Timoney. S.D. Hutchinson assumed the additional name of Lloyd Vaughan. Mary died in 1845 leaving an only son, William Peisley Hutchinson Lloyd Vaughan. He succeeded his grand uncle, Hardress Lloyd of Gloster, in 1860 and, in 1869, married Elizabeth H. Darby of Leap Castle, King's County. Dawson H. Vaughan held two townlands in the parish of Roscrea at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s W.P.H.L. Vaughan of Golden Grove owned 498 acres in county Tipperary and 3,748 acres in county Offaly.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenalbert House Cloonagh Roscrea Roscrea Roscrea 120 Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S132 915
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 54
Millpark Mill Cottage Millpark Roscrea Roscrea Roscrea Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S117912
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60
Millpark House Millpark Roscrea Roscrea Roscrea Ikerrin Tipperary OSI Ref: S119912
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 60

Archival sources

  • Sadleir Papers include a collection of deeds, etc., relating to the family of Vaughan of Golden Grove, Co. Tipperary, 17th-19th c. and also to the Eyre, Hedges and Peisley families, made by the late T. U. Sadleir. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Report on the Sadleir Papers (from 1646), formerly the property of Mr. T. U. Sadleir, now in the National Library of Ireland, mostly relating to the family of Vaughan of Golden Grove, Co. Offaly, and to lands in Offaly and Co. Tipperary. Report No 31 (PC 267); National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the property of the Vaughan family in Cos. Tipperary and Offaly, 18th c. D. 23,116-23,118; M. 4915-8; 5225 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map[s] of the estate of W. Vaughan in Gurtnara, Kilnamanna Barony, Co. Tipperary, 1772. M. 1366 & M.5225; 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 family of Roscrea, 1767, 1812, 1821. Small Accs. Index 1/720, D.14,056, D. 14,064, M.1320; National Archives of Ireland
  • T.U. Sadlier Collection includes map of lands of Gurtnara, barony of Kilnamanagh, part of estate of William Vaughan, 2 June 1772. Small Accs. Index 1/730, M.1366; National Archives of Ireland
  • Menton solicitor's collection includes Jackson to Vaughan, Golden Grove, Roscrea – correspondence & legal documents, early 20th century. Box 41; Roscrea Heritage Society Centre, Damer House, Roscrea

Contemporary printed sources