Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Beresford/Le Poer Beresford

The Beresford family, Marquis of Waterford and Viscount Tyrone, owned land in various parts of Ireland, including almost 40,000 acres in county Waterford, 26,000 in county Wicklow and over 4,500 acres in county Leitrim. In 1870, Lord Charles Beresford offered for sale leases on lands held from the Diocese of Kilmore in the Landed Estates' Court. These lands were situated in the barony of Carrigallen, county Leitrim and in county Cavan. The sale also included the demesne of Garadice and the mill at Boeshill. In December 1871 the Irish Times reported on the sale of 148 lots of the estate of the Marquis of Waterford in the Landed Estates Court. In 1878, Reverend Marcus Beresford owned 950 acres and Lord Charles Beresford is recorded as owning 500 acres in Leitrim. In 1850, the estate was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Clonagam, Guilcagh, Kilmeadan, Mothel and Rathgormuck, barony of Upperthird, Dungarvan and Kilrush, barony of Decies-without-Drum and Ballygunner, Crooke and Kilea, barony of Gaultiere, county Waterford. The Marquis also held land in the parish of Castletownarra, barony of Owney and Arra, county Tipperary.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fenagh Glebe Glebe Fenagh Mohill Fenagh 76 Leitrim Leitrim OSI Ref: H109074
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 33
Curraghmore Curraghmore Clonagam Carrick-on-Suir Portlaw 4 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S436155
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Guilcagh House Guilcagh Guilcagh Carrick-on-Suir Kilmeaden 3 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S449152
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Whitestown Whitestown East Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Clonea 6 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S427144
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Ballyvallikin Ballyvallikin Guilcagh Carrick-on-Suir Kilmeaden 3 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S431129
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Glen House (Kilmeaden) Glenhouse Kilmeaden Carrick-on-Suir Kilmeaden 3 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S478131
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Laherdan House Laherdan Kilmeaden Carrick-on-Suir Kilmeaden 3 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S464115
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 75
Ballydurn Ballydurn Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Ballydurn 5 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S412108
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Ballyknock Ballyknock Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Mothel 8 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S378187
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 75
Ballyneal House Ballyneal Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Clonea 6 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S377156
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 5
Ballynevin Ballynevin Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Mothel 8 Upperthird Galway OSI Ref: S399170
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Glenstown Glenstown Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Clonea 6 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S397154
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Kilcanavee Kilcanavee Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Ballydurn 5 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S392103
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 75
Whitestown Whitestown East Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Clonea 6 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S427145
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Whitestown House Whitestown West Mothel Carrick-on-Suir Clonea 6 Upperthird Waterford OSI Ref: S411139
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 75
Shandon House Shandon Dungarvan Dungarvan Dungarvan Urban 22 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X257940
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Scrahan Scrahan Rossmire Kilmacthomas Kilmacthomas 48 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S407062
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 75
Whitestown House (Kilmacthomas) Whitestown Rossmire Kilmacthomas Kilmacthomas 48 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S429056
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 75
Woodhouse (Stradbally) Woodhouse Stradbally Kilmacthomas Stradbally 51 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X359971
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 82
Mount Druid (Gaultiere) Ballygunnertemple Ballygunner Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S654095
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Blenheim Lodge Ballymaclode Ballygunner Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S655106
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Blenheim (Gaultiere) Ballymaclode Ballygunner Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S652107
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 76
Crooke Villa Crooke Crooke Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S692091
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Rock Lodge (Gaultiere) Crooke Crooke Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S698094
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Greenhill (Gaultiere) Crooke Crooke Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S698095
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Newtown Geneva Newtown Crooke Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S697078
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Raheen (Gaultiere) Raheen Crooke Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S698068
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Kilcullen Kilcullen, Lower Faithlegg Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S671108
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 76
Dunmore (Gaultiere) Dunmore Killea Waterford Killea 91 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S686012
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 76
Villa Marina (Dunmore East) Dunmore Killea Waterford Killea 91 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S687005
OS Sheet: 27
Discovery map: 76
Mount Beresford Ballinkina Kilmacomb Waterford Woodstown 94 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S662066
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Ballinkina Ballinkina Kilmacomb Waterford Woodstown 94 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S664068
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Brooke Lodge Cross Kilmacomb Waterford Woodstown 94 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S660092
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Carriglea (Gaultiere) Carriglea Kill St. Nicholas Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S671102
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76
Rossmore House Kilmacthomas Rossmire Kilmacthomas Kilmacthomas 48 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: S398061
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map:
Mountain View House (Dungarvan) Fairlane Dungarvan Dungarvan Dungarvan Urban 22 Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X254931
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Beresford, 5 July 1870, Vol 98, MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Beresford of Beresford and Easton in Co. Stafford, of Bentley etc. in Co. Derby, of Coleraine, Barts., and Earls of Tyrone and Marquis of Waterford, of Learmount, Co. Derry, Barons Decies, of the Isle of St. Vincent, West Indies, of Belvediere, City of Dublin, 1087 -- 1874. Genealogical Office: Ms.180, pp.39-76 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Newscuttings relating to the land question: sale of the Marquis of Waterford's Estate, purchase of land by tenants, the Duke of Leinster and his tenantry, 1872 - 1873. Larcom Papers, Ms. 7720 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to the Beresford and Marquis of Waterford's estates in Coleraine area, 19th c. D. 1118 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • An Act to enable the most Honourable Henry Marquis of Waterford to grant Leases of certain Estates in the Counties of Waterford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Londonderry, in Ireland, devised by the Will of the late George De la Poer Marquis of Waterford, deceased, 1825. Private Act (Printed), 6 George IV, c. 55 HL/PO/PB/1/1825/6G4n400; Parliamentary Archives
  • Genealogical Office report on Beresford, 1730 1860. Genealogical Office: Ms.814(28) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Beresford, Earls of Tyrone, c.1640-1763. Genealogical Office: Ms.169, p.373 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Over 700 letters, originals and copies, the correspondence of Lord John G. Beresford, Archbp. of Armagh, on public and private affairs, elections in Cos. Waterford and Derry, estates in Co. Waterford, Church of Ireland matters, etc. 1823-62. D. 664 A ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • 18th cent-20th cent: deeds and estate papers ; Northumberland Archives
  • 1844-1878: misc Co Cavan, Co Waterford and Northumberland (Ford, etc) deeds and papers U 806/T173-74 ; Centre for Kentish Studies
  • Emblazon of Coat of Arms and Banner of Power, Barons of Corraghmore with tricks of Crest and Arms, c. 1640. Genealogical Office: Ms.35, pp.24-5 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Power, Baron of Curraghmore, c.1400 -- c.1750. Genealogical Office: Ms.159, pp.147-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Power, Barons of Le Power and Barons of Coroghmore, Viscount Decies and Earls of Tyrone of Monolargie, of Rathearmake, Knock-alaffa in Co. Waterford, of Ballindrimny and Grange, Co. Galway, of Gurteen and Coolfine, Co. Waterford, of Kilcronagh, Co. Kilkenny and Long Orchard, Co. Tipperary, c. 1515--1897. Genealogical Office: Ms.180, pp.561-70 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: Barony of Upperthird; Waterford County Library

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Modern printed sources