Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Earl of Norbury held land in various parts of Ireland including counties Sligo, Mayo and Clare, as well as Durrow Abbey in County Offaly (King's County) where the 3rd Earl was murdered in 1839. The Sligo and Mayo properties were inherited from the Phibbs of Lisconny. The mother of the 2nd Lady Norbury, Elizabeth Brabazon, was a daughter of John Phibbs of Lisconny. According to Griffith's Valuation for Sligo Union the house at Lisconny was leased by her to Bernard Cogan in 1857. The county Mayo estate was located in the parish of Turlough, barony of Carra and his county Clare estate in the parishes of Feakle and Tomgraney, barony of Tulla Upper, close to the border with county Tipperary. His county Tipperary estate was located in the parishes of Clonoulty, Oughterleague, Moyaliff, Upperchurch, Twomileborris, Kilruane, Aghnameadle and Kilmastulla. In 1876 the 4th Earl held over a thousand acres in both counties Sligo and Mayo and much more extensive estates in counties Tipperary (7,798 acres) and Clare (2,453 acres). His county Mayo estate was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 8 March 1915.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lisconny Lisconny Drumcolumb Sligo Lisconny 52 Tirerrill Sligo OSI Ref: G702227
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 25
Cloonusker Cloonusker Tomgraney Scarriff Cloonusker 126 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R617 873
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 58
Clonbonane Clonbonane Clonoulty Tipperary Ballygriffen 161 Clanwilliam Tipperary OSI Ref: S037 438
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 66
Ballymore House Ballymore Clonoulty Cashel Ardmayle 34 Kilnamanagh Lower Tipperary OSI Ref: S025 466
OS Sheet: 52
Discovery map: 66
Beechwood Park Graigue Upper Ardcrony Borrisokane Ballylusky 13 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R911 844
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 53
Ballinwear Ballinwear Kilruane Nenagh Nenagh Rural 88 Lower Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R877 833
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Commissions of the Peace for Co Cork for Hector, Earl of Norbury, 2 Jan 1853. M.1030; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Toler of Beechwood, Co. Tipperary and Earls of Norbury, c.1700 -- c.1830. GO Ms.180, pp.395-6 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Settlement on the marriage of Thomas Taylor Rowley, Mape-Rath, Co. Meath and Eliza Toler, Beechwood, Co. Tipperary, 16 June 1798. 999/448/1 ; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources