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Sir Thomas Dancer, an alderman and Mayor of Waterford city, was created a baronet in 1662. In 1668 he was granted 1,180 acres in the barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary. His grandson, also named Thomas, was High Sheriff of county Tipperary in 1741 but died without male heirs. He was succeeded by his grand nephew Sir Amyrald Dancer who, in 1804, married one of the three co heiresses of Philip Going of Monaquil. In the mid 19th century their son, Sir Thomas Dancer, 6th Baronet, held land mainly in the barony of Ormond parishes of Modreeny and Terryglass but also in the parishes of Upperchurch, barony of Kilnamanagh Upper and Templedowney, Upper Ormond. Sir Thomas Dancer of Queen's Square, Bath, owned 604 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Northland Ballyhasty Modreeny Borrisokane Cloghjordan 14 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R960 886
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 53
Modreeny House Eminiska Modreeny Borrisokane Mertonhall 15 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R950 893
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 59
Hilton Hilton Modreeny Borrisokane Mertonhall 15 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R948 888
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Copy of certificate of arms being Dancer, quartering Searle and Going, to Sir Thomas Barnard Dancer, Bart., of Modreeny, Co. Tipperary, June 1, 1844. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, p.294 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Fine and recovery of property in Dungannon, Carrickfergus, etc. Earl of Donegal, 1st part, Visct. Mountjoy and Sir T. Newcomen, 2nd part, T. Dancer, Modereeny, Co. Tipperary and W. Westgarth, Dublin, 3rd part, June, 1688. D. 389 (13) ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Deeds for Bath and Batheaston, include settlement and associated papers on the marriage of John G. Annesley of the Junior United Service Club, Pall Mall (later of The Cottage, Batheaston), and Emily M. Dancer, daughter of Sir Thomas Dancer of Tipperary and Queen's Square, Bath, 1877-1888. DD\X\CRT/2 ; Somerset Archive and Record Service
  • Lease by Amyrald Dancer, Hilton, Co Tipperary, to the Rev Frederick Trench of Newtown, Co Meath, of Clash, parish of Modreeny, Co Tipperary, 8 Feb 1861. 99/56/10/20/8; National Archives of Ireland

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