Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Thomas Dawson was created Baron Cremorne in 1797. In the 18th century he owned an estate in county Waterford, as well as estates in counties Monaghan and Armagh. He was succeeded in 1813 by his great nephew, Richard Thomas Dawson and his son, also named Richard Dawson, 3rd Baron Cremorne, was created Earl of Dartrey in 1866. The Dawsons were settled in county Monaghan from the early 18th century. They had connections through marriage with the Veseys, the Penns, the Whaleys and the O'Briens of Dromoland, county Clare. In 1841 the 1st Earl of Dartrey married Augusta, daugher of Edward and Lady Mary Stanley. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Lord Cremorne held three townlands in the parish of Lorrha, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. He was also among the principal lessors in the parishes of Colligan, Dungarvan and Fews, barony of Decies without Drum, county Waterford. Castle Dawson, county Monaghan, was the seat of this family.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lackeen Abbeville Lorrha Nenagh Lorrha East 17 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: M951 042
OS Sheet: 4
Discovery map: 53
Colligan Lodge Colligan More Colligan Dungarvan Colligan Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X213976
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Volume of maps of the estate of Lord Cremorne in the County of Waterford. 1779. Ms. 3201 ; National Library of Ireland
  • A book of 16 maps of the estate of Thomas Lord Viscount Cremorne in the County of Waterford. Oblong quarto, late 18th century. Ms. 2746 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Maps and survey of the Co. Waterford estate of Lord Cremorne by Edmond Foley and Michael Broderick, 1778 - 1780. Ms. 3201; National Library of Ireland
  • An agricultural survey of the estates of Lords Cremorne and Holmes in county Waterford, giving acreages and values and noting any special features of individual parts of the estates, compiled by R. Mayne, 1800-01. Ms. 1697; National Library of Ireland
  • Dartrey Papers: 1636-20th cent: Irish deeds, legal and estate papers, mainly rel to Co Monaghan, Co Armagh, Co Louth and Co Waterford. D3053; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • 1781-1883: Chelsea (Cremorne House) deeds, plans and papers. MSS 43721-96 ; Kensington and Chelsea Libraries and Arts Services

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Modern printed sources