Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crone (Byblox)


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.
Crone John Crone of Doneraile, county Cork, an attorney, married Frances Fennell of Limerick in 1747 and their eldest son Robert Fennell Crone married Martha, daughter of James Norcott of Springfield, Buttevant, county Cork. They had five sons and five daughters. In 1793 Robert bought the townland of Byblox from Roger Langley and built Byblox House. He was succeeded by his son Major John Crone, who is recorded as making Byblox famous for extravagant parties and hunt balls. At the time of Griffith's Valuation John Crone held lands in the parishes of Effin and Kilquane, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick and in the parishes of Caherduggan and Doneraile, barony of Fermoy, county Cork. In the 1870s Robert Crone of Byblox owned 1,039 acres in county Cork and the representatives of John Crone, Byblox, owned 981 acres in county Limerick. The Crones sold their Byblox property in the early 20th century to Eustace Morrogh-Bernard and moved to Limerick. http://www.iol.ie/~nodonnel/gentleman'svillage.htm The 188 acre estate of Nason Crone [son of Daniel Crone and Jane Nason] at Clonealy, parish of Clogher, barony of Kilnamanagh Lower, county Tipperary, held from Lord George Quin, was advertised for sale in October 1852.
Curtin (Co Cork) John Curtin/Curtain held at least two townlands in the parish of Doneraile, barony of Fermoy, county Cork in the early 1850s. In June and again in December 1850 over 1,800 acres at Ballintlea, parish of Doneraile, the estate of John Curtin the elder and John Curtin the younger were advertised for sale. These lands were held on a lease from Chidley Coote and John and Robert Maunsell to John, Patrick and Charles Curtin dated 1826. The Curtins and Crones were related.
Cronin [Crone] Griffith's Valuation records James N. Cronin holding two neighbouring townlands Broomhill and Cloonkilla, in the parish of Kilgullane, barony of Condons and Clangibbon, county Cork. This may be James Norbett Crone (1788-1853) a son of Robert Fennell Crone and his wife Martha Norbett.