Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Dower

Catherine Dower of Tinnascart, barony of Decies-within-Drum, was the owner of over 300 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s. Various other members of this family owned lesser amounts. Miss Dower had offered the lands of Tinnascart for sale in the Landed Estates Court in June 1868. The sale notice indicates that they were held under fee farm grant from William Poole. Earlier, in November 1863, Catherine and Ellen Dower, together with Johanna Keating, had advertised the rental of lands at Ballycullane, baorny of Decies. In November 1881, over 500 acres in the parish of Ballymacart, barony of Decies-within-Drum were offered for sale in the Land Judges Court in the name of Henry Gee Smith. Portions of these lands had been held by Robert Dower at the time of Griffith's Valuation while Patrick Smith had been the lessor of some of the properties to other tenants.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballingowan House (South) Ballingowan East Aglish Dungarvan Dromana 22 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X114922
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Shanakill (Decies) Shanakill Aglish Dungarvan Dromore Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X119896
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 81
Tinnascart House Tinnascart Aglish Dungarvan Dromore Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X113877
OS Sheet: 34
Discovery map: 81
Mountain View House (Dungarvan) Fairlane Dungarvan Dungarvan Dungarvan Urban 22 Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X254931
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Dower, 23 June 1868, Vol 90, MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Dower, 4 July 1874, Vol 116, MRGS 39/053, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Smith, 4 November 1881, Vol 142, MRGS 39/063, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Letter from John R. Dower, Clerk of Union, Board of Guardians, Dungarvan Union to Rev. P. O'Leary, P. P., Castlelyons, 14 Mar. 1899. Ms. 5887 ; Trinity College Dublin
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Dower, 10 November 1863, Vol 70, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources