Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Power O'Shee (Gardenmorris)

The Shees were a Kilkenny family of ancient lineage who married into a number of other significant landowning families in the south and west of Ireland. This branch is descended from the marriage, in the eighteenth century, of Elizabeth Power of Gardenmorris and John O'Shee of Sheestown. In 1851, their grandson, John Power O'Shee of Gardenmorris, was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Kilbarrymeadan and Monksland, barony of Decies-without-Drum, county Waterford. In the 1870s, his younger brother, Nicholas's estate amounted to almost 5000 acres in county Waterford as well as over 2400 acres in county Kilkenny. Sadleir, referring to the 1770s, notes "Richard Power of Gardenmorris, a papist", the father of Elizabeth who married John O'Shee.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gardenmorris Gardenmorris Kilbarrymeadan Kilmacthomas Gardenmorris Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S446027
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82
Mountpatrick Ballyvadden Monksland Kilmacthomas Gardenmorris Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S433031
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Power of Kilmeadon, Co. Waterford, c.1450 -- 1793. Genealogical Office: Ms.164, p.202 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Power of Kilmeadon and Garrancorbally, Co. Waterford, of Kilbolane, Carrickalyne, Knocklehan, Roskeen, Ballymagooly and Quartertown Lodge, Co. Cork, c.1480 -- c.1850. Genealogical Office: Ms.179, pp.465-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Power of Gardenmorris, Co. Waterford and of City of Dublin, c.1650 -- 1792. Genealogical Office: Ms.164, p.175 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Certificate of descent of Power of Gardenmorris, Co. Waterford and O'Shee of Sheestown, Co. Kilkenny and Newell of Mitchellstown, Co. Cork, 1792. Genealogical Office: Ms.95, p.33 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers of the families of Shee of Sheestown, Co. Kilkenny and Power of Gardenmorris, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford; including genealogical material, copies of seventeenth century documents relating to Sir Richard Shee, nineteenth century correspondence; c.1603-1902. Power O'Shee Papers Ms. 18,482 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Decies without Drum; Waterford County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources