Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Towers family had property in counties Meath and Tipperary in the early 18th century. Reverend Anthony Towers, grandson of Thomas Towers of Archerstownstown, county Meath and of the manor of Borrisokane, married Alicia Cullen in 1765. Their son, Thomas Towers, resided at Bushy Park and, in 1795, married Mary Wise of London. In 1828 their son, Thomas Towers, married Elizabeth, eldest daughter of David Cambie of Castletown. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Thomas Towers held at least five townlands in the vicinity of Borrisokane, county Tipperary, including much of the town. In June 1852 his estate consisting of 1,668 acres was advertised for sale. Some of it was bought by David Clarke. In the 1870s Benjamin W. Towers of Castletown, Borrisokane, owned 484 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castletown Castletown Kilbarron Borrisokane Kilbarron 10 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R822 925
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 53
Bushy Park Shesheraghmore Borrisokane Borrisokane Borrisokane 7 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R913 932
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Towers, 11 June 1852, Vol 16 (15), MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Attested copy of Receiver's rental of the estates of Thomas Towers in counties Dublin, Meath, Westmeath and Tipperary and in Dublin City, Jan. 1804. Ms. 4847 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Towers of Kentstown, Co. Meath, of Finglass, Co. Dublin, and Bushy Park near Borres-o-kane, Co. Tipperary and Grouse Lodge, Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim, c.1600 -- 1828. Genealogical Office: Ms.170, pp.103-4; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to property of the Saunders family in Cos. Tipperary, Cavan and Wicklow and in Dublin City, 1693-1845. Associated names Crawford and Towers. D. 17,945-65: T. 7193 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Stewart Papers include title deeds to & draft deeds of sale of, a series of yearly rents owned by Thomas Towers of Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, issuing out of the lands of Ballagh, Cloninigy, Galross, Liscanlane and Tarrawaggin, Co. Tipperary, & other lands in cos Westmeath & Dublin, which are expected to fetch c.£14,000, 1739-1829. D3319/6/9; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file, early 1940s, North Tipperary No. 12 (Castletown); Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles

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Modern printed sources