Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Gibbings

Description

Gibbings family of Gibbings Grove, county Cork settled in Ireland since Elizabethan times.


Estate(s)

Name Description
Smith Henry Jeremiah Smith of Beabeg, county Meath, appears to have bought most of the McLoughlin estate at Newfield. In 1861 he was advertising for sale in the Landed Estates' Court his Newfield estate of 8,277 acres. By 1876 most of this property belonged to the Gibbings family.
Gibbings (Co Mayo) In the 1870s the Reverend Richard Gibbings, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Trinity College, Dublin, owned an estate of over 4000 acres in the parish of Burrishoole, barony of Burrishoole, county Mayo, previously the Newfield estate of Henry J. Smith. Untenanted lands in a number of townlands were still in the family's possession in 1906 but no mansion house is recorded for Newfield. The estate of 4,069 acres was vested in the Congested Districts' Board on 25 Mar 1915. Professor Gibbings was a cousin of Bartholomew Gibbings of Gibbings Grove, county Cork.
Gibbings (Gibbings Grove) This family were Elizabethan settlers in the Shanagolden area of county Limerick. Two brothers were given grants of lands in the barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork in the 1660s. Richard Gibbings held an estate in the parish of Kilbolane, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and Bartholomew and Jonathon Gibbings held land in the parishes of Kilbrin and Tullylease, barony of Duhallow. The estate of Bartholomew Gibbings and others at Marybrook, barony of Duhallow was advertised for sale in May 1860 and the life interest of Richard Gibbings in the 1,147 estate of Gibbings Grove was for sale in July 1862. The estate of Robert Edward Gibbings at Ballydeague and Kilnahoura, over 1,200 acres in the barony of Fermoy, was advertised for sale in April 1862. The Irish Times reported in May 1862 that some of these lots had been sold to Messers. Howe, Dillon and Bruce. A further 1,100+ acres at Gortroche, barony of Fermoy, was offered for sale in June 1871. Some of this property was sold to W. Litterdale while the sale of the remainder was adjourned. In the 1870s the Reverend Richard Gibbings of Gibbing’s Grove owned 1,340 acres in county Cork, while his uncle Robert Edward Gibbings of America (Burke's 1904 records him having settled in Argentina) and formerly of Curraglass House, Charleville, owned 764 acres. Curryglass House and 488 acres, the estate of Robert E. Gibbings, were advertised for sale in January 1874. Reverend Gibbings was resident in Wales by the early 20th century. His cousins, Reverend Richard Gibbings, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Trinity College, Dublin, held an estate in county Mayo and Jonathon Gibbings of Cork held land in counties Cork and Limerick in the 1870s.