Landed Estates
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Moore/Crosbie Moore (Mooresfort)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Woodcock (Rathkeale) In July 1853 the estate of James Condon continued in the name of his devisee Isabella O'Dell at Scart and Ardgoulmore, barony of Connello Lower, county Limerick, was advertised for sale. It was held on a lease for ever from Charles Bridges Woodcock to James Condon dated 1792. In 1825 Diana daughter of Charles Bridges Woodcock married Richard Hobart Fitzgibbon 3rd Earl of Clare. She had previously been married to Maurice Crosby Moore from whom she was divorced by Act of Parliament.
Moore/Crosbie Moore (Mooresfort) At the time of Griffith's Valuation Maurice Crosbie Moore held an estate in the parish of Grean, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick, and Edward Crosbie Moore held land in the parishes of Ballynaclogh and Kilteely, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick and Lattin, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. Maurice C. Moore was the son of Edward Moore of Mooresfort, county Tipperary and his wife Elizabeth Crosbie. In 1814 Maurice Crosbie Moore married Diana, daughter of Charles Brydges Woodcock. They were divorced in 1825 by an Act of Parliament and Diana married Richard Hobart Fitzgibbon a few months later. He became 3rd Earl of Clare in 1851. Maurice and Diana Moore had a daughter, Emily, who married Lord Cecil James Gordon, son of the 9th Marquess of Huntly in 1841. The Gordons assumed the additional name of Moore in 1850 and Lord Cecil is recorded in Griffith's Valuation as holding one townland of 48 acres in the parish of Grean. In June 1851 their estate of 1,887 acres in the barony of Coonagh, county Limerick was advertised for sale. The Freeman's Journal gives details of the purchasers. The Mooresfort estate of Henry Moore was advertised for sale in May 1852. It was bought by Charles Moore of Crookedstone, county Antrim.
Moore (Mooresfort) Charles Moore, a member of the Moore family of Crookedstone, county Antrim, purchased the Mooresfort estate in county Tipperary circa 1850. His son, Arthur John Moore, had seats at Mooresfort and Aherlow Castle, county Tipperary and was created a Papal Count in 1879. He founded the Mount St Joseph Cistercian Abbey at Mount Heaton, county Offaly. In the 1870s Arthur Moore of Moorsfort owned 10,199 acres in the county and Miss Moore of Mooresfort owned 510 acres.