Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brereton (Rathurles)

This branch of the Brereton family was originally established in county Offaly. Thomas Brereton was living at Clonanchy, county Tipperary, by the mid 18th century and his descendants were resident at Rathurles, near Nenagh, county Tipperary, from the late 18th century. In 1817 Thomas Brereton of Rathurles married Maria Sadleir of Castletown, county Tipperary. At the time of Griffith's Valuation members of the Brereton family held land in the parishes of Dorrha, Finnoe, Knigh and Terryglass, barony of Lower Ormond. On 2 December 1870s an annuity and premises in the town of Nenagh belonging to members of the Brereton family plus the lands of Brookwatson and Wellington were advertised for sale. In the 1870s landowners in county Tipperary included the representatives of John Brereton of Parsonstown, King's County (Offaly), who owned 689 acres, Simpson H. Brereton of Clongowna, Rathcabbin, who owned 522 acres and Thomas Sadleir Brereton of Birr Barracks, Parsonstown, who owned 672 acres.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rathurles Rathurles Kilruane Nenagh Ballygibbon 108 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R907 802
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Clongowna House Clongowna Dorrha Birr No 2 Rathcabban 4 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M989 084
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 53
Oldcourt Oldcourt Finnoe Borrisokane Finnoe 9 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R864 930
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 53
Wellington Wellington Knigh Nenagh Nenagh Rural 88 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R871 809
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59
Brook Watson Nenagh North Nenagh Nenagh Nenagh West Urban 90 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R867 808
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Thomas Brereton of Ratharles, Co. Tipperary, and to his grandson, Thomas Edwin Sadleir Brereton of Dean's Bridge, City of Armagh, only son of Lt. Col. John Sadleir Brereton, Dec. 21, 1940. Genealogical Office: Ms. 111f, fol.188 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigrees and other genealogical data compiled by Alfred Molony and relating mainly to the Brereton, Blood and Blount families. Genealogical Office: Ms. 451 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brereton, 2 Dec 1870, Vol 99 (49), MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brereton, 2 Dec 1870, Vol 99 (50), MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Brereton Papers, stock book & labourers' acconts, 1887-1897. TL/F/23; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources