Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Quin (Quinsborough)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Quin (Quinsborough) Lord George Quin was the second son of Thomas Taylour, 1st Marquess of Headfort and Mary, only daughter and heir of George Quin of Quinsborough, parish of St Patricks, barony of Bunratty Lower, county Clare, second son of Valentine Quin of Adare. In 1814 Lord George married a daughter of the 2nd Earl Spencer and they had two sons and one daughter. At the time of Griffith’s Valuation the Quin estate was in the parishes of Kilfintinan, Killeely and St Patricks, barony of Bunratty Lower, Kilseily, barony of Tulla Lower and Rath, barony of Inchiquin, county Clare, Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick and Clogher, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower, county Tipperary. In the 1870s Lord George Quin of London owned 2,850 acres in county Clare, 889 acres in county Limerick and 3,078 acres in county Tipperary. In May 1866 part of the Quin estate in the barony of Tulla Lower was advertised for sale.
Moran (Willbrook) Austin Moran held almost 300 acres in the parishes of Killinaboy and Rath, barony of Inchiquin, county Clare, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. By the 1870s Thomas Moran of Willowbrook, Corrofin, owned 635 acres in the county. In 1906 Austin Moran medical doctor owned untenanted land at Cloonmore, rural district of Ennis.
Quin/Wyndham-Quin Thady Quin (1645-1726) of Adare, county Limerick, had two sons from whom descend the Earls of Dunraven and the Quins of Rosbrien. In 1707, Thady's eldest son, Valentine Quin, married Mary Widenham and had two sons, Widenham and George of Quinsborough, county Clare. Valentine Richard Quin, eldest son of Widenham, was created 1st Earl of Dunraven in 1822. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Dunraven estate was mainly located in the parish of Adare, baronies of Kenry and Coshma, county Limerick, but the Earl also held land in the parishes of Kildimo and Croom, barony of Kenry and in the parishes of Ballingarry and Kilfinny, barony of Connello Upper, Abbeyfeale, barony of Glenquin and Anhid, Croom, Drehidtarsna and Dysert, barony of Coshma. The estate also held lands in the county Tipperary parish of Moyaliff, barony of Kilnamanagh Upper. His agent circa 1840 was [his cousin] Gamaliel Fitzgerald [Magrath] of George's St, Limerick. In the 1870s his estate was comprised of 14,298 acres. He was recorded as the proprietor of 164 acres in county Clare and over 850 acres in county Kerry at the same time.
Honan (Limerick) Martin Honan was a large grain exporter in Limerick city. Some sources say he was the son of Matthew Honan a merchant of Limerick city but this is not proven. He was Lord Mayor of Limerick in 1841 and contributed to the developement of the city and to relief during The Famine years. In 1832 he bought the Quinsborough estate of 187 acres from the Quin family. This estate was located near Limerick city but in county Clare. In 1826 Martin Honan married Anne Marie Kane of Whitehall, a house situated close to Quinsborough. Quinsborough house and estate were advertised for sale in 1868 by Thomas Honan Bourke, Martin's nephew. The sale rental gives details of the provisions of Martin Honan's will. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Martin Honan owned an estate mainly in the parish of Cahernarry but also in the parish of Clonkeen, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick.