Landed Estates
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Sheehy (Limerick)


Name Description
Sheehy (Cork & Limerick) In the early 18th century the Sheehys were merchants in the cities of Limerick and Cork. They married into the MacMahon, Roche, Keating and Naish families. In the 1770s and 1780s Sheehy Esq was resident at Appletown in the parish of Mahoonagh, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick. By the time of Griffith's Valuation members of the Sheehy family held land in the parishes of Clonelty and Killeedy, barony of Glenquin and Kilmeedy, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick. In the 1870s Edward John Sheehy of Cherrygrove, Croom owned 604 acres in the county while Edward B. Sheehy of Dublin owned 535 acres, Robert K. Sheehy of Limerick 477 acres, Roger K. Sheehy of Limerick 497 acres and John Sheehy of Shannon Grove 115 acres. It is not clear if the latter was related to the other Sheehys. In county Cork Sheehys held land in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow and William J. Sheehy of Corbally held land in the parish of Ballydeloher, barony of Barrymore, from the Newenhams of Coolmore at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Bryan Sheehy of Corbally, Glanmire owned 225 acres in that county and his cousin, Robert Sheehy of Fortwilliam, Milford, owned 511 acres. Part of the lands of Ballinrea, called Fortwilliam, amounting to 83 acres, the estate of Robert Keating Sheehy were advertised for sale in June 1875. The Sheehy estate at North and South Corbally was advertised for sale in 1871, 1872 and 1874. In June 1877 the estate of Bryan Sheehy in the barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick and the fee farm rent of lands at West Clashmorgan, barony of Barretts, county Cork were advertised for sale. The Irish Times reported that they were sold to Messers. Kerly and Lloyd, solicitors, and to Simon Creagh, junior, in trust.
Palmer (Dunkerron) In 1835 Robert Samuel Palmer of 4 Trafalgar Square, London, married Anna Maria Deane Spread daughter of Charles Spread, agent to Lord Lansdowne and his wife Anne, daughter of Roger Sheehy. The Spreads were also related to the county Limerick families of Deane and Odell. Robert Samuel Palmer was the son of the Reverend John Palmer (born 1752) of Great Torrington, Devonshire and a grandson of the Reverend John Palmer, Chancellor of Ferns and Dean of Cashel and his wife Mary Reynolds, sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mary Palmer eldest daughter of Dean Palmer married Morrough O'Brien Earl of Inchiquin and 1st Marquess of Thomond. In the 1870s Robert S. Palmer, 4 Trafalgar Square, London, owned 2,104 acres in county Kerry, 1,681 acres in county Limerick and 4 acres in county Tipperary. Some of his Irish estate appears to have been acquired from the Taylor family of Dunkerron, county Kerry, post Griffith's Valuation. The Taylor estate was advertised for sale in 1855. Robert Samuel Palmer's daughter was Lady Emily Anna Colomb of Dromquinna, Kenmare, county Kerry. She died in 1907. Her sisters married William Robert Hood Rochfort and Sir Francis Blackwood, who also owned an estate in county Kerry.