Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Biggs (Castle Biggs)

In 1666 John Briggs (sic) was granted lands in the parish of Kilbarran, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary including Mota, with lands in the parish of Annaghdown, barony of Clare, county Galway. The Castle Biggs estate was held under a lease dated 11 October 1711 from Godfrey Boate of Dublin and Benjamin Frend of King's County (Offaly) to William Biggs of Cloughjordan, county Tipperary. Part of the estate was offered for sale in 1852, Henry James and Edward A. Blackett of Leeds were the purchasers. Further parts of the estate (Edward Biggs owner) which was situated on the banks of Lough Derg in the parish of Terryglass, was advertised for sale in 1853 when it amounted to 1,112 acres. Captain Tuthill was the purchaser. (see http://www.igp-web.com/tipperary/estates/est_news.htm) ''Walker's Hibernian Magazine'' records the marriage in 1805 of William Ledger Biggs of Castle Biggs and Fidelia Matilda Meagher, daughter of William Meagher of Bleakfield, Queen's County (Laois). In 1867 Samuel Biggs sold property in the barony of Lower Ormond in the Landed Estates Court. The purchaser was Mr. J.S.Clarke.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castle Biggs/Drominagh Drominagh Demesne Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R834 985
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53
Drominagh Lodge Shanakill Lower Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R847 984
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53
Gortmore Gortmore Terryglass Borrisokane Terryglass 19 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M846 003
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53
Waterloo Lodge Mota Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R823 962
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Biggs, 18 Nov 1853, Vol 25 (6), MRGS 39/011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Statement of ascendants of Humphrey Brooke Firman, eldest son of Humphrey Brooke Firman of Brayton, Co. York, by Anne Louisa, daughter of Thomas Gibbon Fitzgibbon of Ballyseda, Co. Limerick, and grandson of Lt. Col. Brooke Firman, by Tryphena, daughter of William Biggs of Castle Biggs, Co. Tipperary June 15, 1876. Genealogical Office: Ms.109, pp.353-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Biggs, (Kilroe Wood), 12 July 1850, Vol 2 (22), 11 Nov 1851, Vol 11 (54) & 25 June 1852, Vol 16 (44), MRGS 39/001, 39/00 & 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Biggs, (Gortmore), 22 Nov 1867, Vol 87 (44), MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources