Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Humble/Nugent Humble

Sir John Nugent Humble was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Dungarvan and KIlgobnet, barony of Decies-without-Drum, county Waterford at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s he owned over 6000 acres in the county and 189 acres in county Tipperary. This branch of the Nugents were connected with the Barons Delvin through a marriage between that family and the Butlers of Cloncoskerane in the eighteenth century. The Irish Tourist Association survey asserts that the family were also descended from the Shanahans, the owners of the original castle at Cloncoskraine. Referring to the 1770s, Sadleir notes "Captain Charles Humble, who led the forlorn hope at the storming of Quebec" and was married to a Miss Shanahan. In November 1860 lands devised on Sir John Nugent Humble in county Tipperary, formerly the estate of Thomas Fitzgerald, were sold in the Landed Estates Court to David Gaussen of Dubin and M.D.Hassard of Glenville, county Waterford, in trust for Michael Dobbyn. In April 1876, John Nugent Humble was one of the purchasers of property at Duckspool, barony of Decies-without-Drum, county Waterford, previously owned by George Fitzmaurice.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Duckspool or Clashnalachan Duckspool Dungarvan Dungarvan Dungarvan Rural 20 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X278943
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Cloncoskraine Knockahavaun Dungarvan Dungarvan Clonea 18 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X288961
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Nugent of Clonocakerane, and Butlerstown, and Dilis, Co. Waterford, and Humble afterwards Nugent, c. 1500 -- c. 1830. Genealogical Office: Ms. 174, p. 52 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Humble of Thorpe Underwood in Co. Northampton (Barts. ) and of Clonkoskeran in Co. Waterford (Barts.) and Derryloran in Co. Tyrone, c. 1580 -- 1824. Genealogical Office: Ms. 169, pp. 271-2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • 1662-19th cent: deeds and papers Contact the National Library of Ireland; Private Possession
  • Pedigree of Nugent of Cloncoskeran, Co. Waterford, with descent from Barons Delvin, c.1500 1729. Genealogical Office: Ms.160, pp.139-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes plain copy will of Sir John Nugent Humble, 8 Sept 1886. Small Accs. Index 105, T.12,140; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Decies without Drum. ; Waterford County Library

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Modern printed sources