Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Murdoch

In the 1870s Robert Murdoch of 36, Leeson Street Lower, Dublin, owned over 5,000 acres in county Tipperary and Sydney Murdoch of 31, College Green, Dublin owned 879 acres in the same county. In October 1871 premises in Roscrea and a mill at Clybanane, the estate of John Phelan, a minor, were advertised for sale. Sidney Murdoch was the petitioner. In 1906 Robert Murdock held over 2,500 acres of untenanted land at Bohrnarnane and Cloheenfishoge in county Tipperary. These townlands had previously belonged to the Earl of Glengall. Sydney Murdock, medical doctor, married in 1867 Mary Adelaide daughter of John Jacob, medical doctor, of Maryborugh, Queen's County (Laois). Sydney Murdock died in 1881. The Murdoch family Robert senior and junior and Sidney medical doctor appear in the Dublin directories (Thoms) in the second half of the 19th century. They also had a residence at Creeve or Crievelands, county Monaghan.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rehill Rehill Shanrahan Clogheen Kilcoran Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: R972 191
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74
Kilcoran Lodge Cloheenafishoge Tubbrid Clogheen Kilcoran 66 Iffa and Offa West Tipperary OSI Ref: R982 215
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Phelan, 19 Oct 1871, Vol 103 (44), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Downer Papers, Title deeds and legal papers relating to property in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Downer family; Encumbered Estates Court rental, maps and sale particulars for property in Roscrea, the estate of Earl of Portarlington and George L.D. Damer; Landed Estate Court rental, maps and sale particulars relating to property in Roscrea, the estate of John Phelan and Sidney Murdock. 1840-1904. D2261; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

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Modern printed sources