Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Phillips (Mount Rivers)

This family of Phillips was settled in county Tipperary from at least the mid 18th century. [Thomas Phelps was granted over 1,700 acres in the barony of Owney and Arra in 1666]. Evan Phillips of Mount Rivers, county Tipperary, married a daughter of Nicholas Weekes of Brickfield, county Limerick. ''The Limerick Advertiser'' (13 July 1819) records the death of Mrs Phillips, a widow, in 1819. In 1775, Stumble Phillips of Mount Phillips married a Miss [Susan] Lee of Barna (''The Hibernian Magazine'' 1775). ''The Freeman's Journal'' (1 Jan 1836) records the death of Susanna, widow of Stumble Phillips, barrister-at -aw, of Mount Phillips, aged 88 years, at her grandson's residence, Hurdlestown, county Clare. In 1867 Windham Gabbett, son of Daniel Gabbett of Bellefield, county Limerick, married Fanny, daughter and co heiress of Richard Phillips of Mount Rivers. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Richard Phillips held land in the parishes of Kilcomenty, Killoscully, Kilnarath and Kilvellane, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary and William Phillips held land in the parish of Kilvellane, barony of Owney and Arra.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bushfield Gortnaskehy Kilmastulla Nenagh Burgesbeg 98 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R771 722
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 59
Mountphilips Mountphilips Kilvellane Nenagh Kilcomenty 93 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R721 646
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 59
Mount Rivers Mountrivers Kilvellane Nenagh Newport 96 Owney and Arra Tipperary OSI Ref: R720 603
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Pedigrees of the family of Phillips of Mount Rivers, Co. Tipperary, c. 1839. Ms. 8255 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms, being Phillips quartering Weeks and Stumbles, to Richard Edward Phillips of Mount Rivers, Co. Tipperary, June 6, 1844. Genealogical Office: Ms.107. pp.282-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map showing the agreed boundary line between the properties of Thomas P. Evans, Ashroe, Co Limerick & R.E. Phillips, Rossery Beg, Co Tipperary, 8 Mar 1851. 16.I.17(17); National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources