Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gason

The Gason family, reputed to have been originally from Kent, settled in county Tipperary in the mid 17th century, where John Gason and Elizabeth Ward were granted over 1,200 statute acres in Upper Ormond and in the barony or territory of "Killinlougarty" in 1667. By the late 18th century Richard Gason was living at Richmond. He and his grandson also named Richard married members of the Crofts family. G., Richard and Samuel Gason held land in the parishes of Templederry, Kilnaneave and Ballymackey, barony of Upper Ormond, respectively in the mid 19th century. Richard also held land in the parishes of Monsea and Nenagh, barony of Lower Ormond. In October 1865 part of the Gason estate at Lismore and Lissinisky, barony of Upper Ormond, was advertised for sale. These lands were held on a lease from the Earl of Norbury to John Gason dated 1787. In the 1870s Richard Gason of Bath, England, owned 1,929 acres in county Tipperary and his brother Lieutenant Colonel Wills Crofts Gason of Kilteelagh, Nenagh, county Tipperary, owned 878 acres.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Shanbally Shanbally Ballymackey Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R938 784
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Richmond Richmond Monsea Nenagh Nenagh Rural 88 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R847 810
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59
Shannonvale/Kilteelagh Shannonvale Dromineer Nenagh Monsea 87 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R806 856
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Statement of title of the Gason family to Castlekelly, Co. Kilkenny, with rent roll and counsel's opinion, May, 1824. M. 5536; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendant of Richard Wills Gason, son of Richard Wills Gason of Killeshalloe, Nenagh, and to his grandson, Major George Houghton Gason, son of Lt. Col. Wills Crofts Gason, both of Kiltielagh, Co. Tipperary, July 19, 1935. Genealogical Office: Ms.111d, fol.147-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Gason, Dixon, Leake, Attorney General, 10 Oct 1865, Vol 78 (40), MRGS 39/038, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources