Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Walsh/Welsh (Decies)

"Astle" Walsh was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ardmore, county Waterford at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In February 1851, almost 1600 acres, the property of Thomas Astell Welsh, situated in the baronies of Decies-within and Decies-without-Drum, were advertised for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The purchasers included John Rundel and George Hume. Further sale notices appear later in 1851, including the house at Woodstock. An interest in copper mines, situated at Killeltin and Monekirky in the latter barony, and also the property of Thomas Astell Walsh, was offered for sale in November 1857. The sale notice provides a detailed description of the mine's resources. Over 330 acres, the property of Edmond Hartington Welsh, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in June 1853. The property was situated in the barony of Decies-within-Drum and the sale notice indicates that it was held on lease from the Bagge estate since the 1760s. In November 1856, James and William Walsh offered for sale 250 acres of the lands of Kilmurry, parish of Dungarvan. The Freeman's Journal reported that it was purchased by Mr. Plunkett for over £3000. Referring to 1775, Sadleir noted a Thomas Walsh of Woodstock, who was connected with the Carew family.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Pilltown House Pilltown Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X134799
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 82
Woodstock House (County Waterford) Woodstock Kilmolash Dungarvan Whitechurch 36 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X132940
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 82
Ballylemon Lodge Glenavaddra Whitechurch Dungarvan Cappagh Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X198965
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Welsh, 3 June 1853, Vol 19, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Welsh, 7 February 1851, Vol 5, MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Walsh, 11 November 1856, Vol 42, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Walsh, 13 November 1857, Vol 48, MRGS 39/023, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Walsh, 30 May 1851, Vol 7, MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Walsh, 19 December1851, Vol 12, MRGS 39/005, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources