Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hackett (Riverstown & Parsonstown)

The Hacketts of Moor Park, county Offaly and Riverstown, county Tipperary were a junior branch of the Hackett family of Gambonstown. Simpson Hackett (1763-1848) of Riverstown, county Tipperary, was a banker. In the mid 19th century his son, Thomas Hackett, held land in the parishes of Latteragh, barony of Upper Ormond, Aglishcloghane, Ballingarry, Dorrha, Finnoe and Loughkeen, barony of Lower Ormond. The 2,667 acre estate of Thomas Hackett of Moore Park in the barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary, barony of Longford, county Galway and barony of Clonlisk, King's County (Offaly) was advertised for sale in June 1856. In the 1870s Simpson Hackett of Moor Park, Parsonstown owned 1,789 acres in county Tipperary and 1,441 acres in King's County (Offaly) and Colonel [Thomas Bernard] Hackett of Riverstown owned 1,279 acres in county Tipperary.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Norwood Ballynalick Lisbunny Nenagh Kilkeary 110 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R929 780
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Riverstown Ballyloughnane Loughkeen Birr Riverstown 6 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: N052 036
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 53
Roden House Roden Dorrha Birr Rathcabban 4 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M958063
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hackett, 10 June 1856, Vol 40 (27), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Rosse Papers, Birr, include box of vouchers and leases re estate of Colonel Simpson Hackett, 1863-1878. V/13; Private Possession
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Robert Hackett and to his grandson, Thomas Hackett of Moor Park, Kings Co. and of Riverstown, Co. Tipperary, son and heir of Simpson Hackett of Riverstown, Aug. 6, 1856. Genealogical Office: Ms.108, pp.137-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • History of the Hackett family of Fethard, Co. Tipperary with abstracts of various wille by Lt. Col. W. P. Pakenham Walsh. M.1810; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources