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Petworth House Collection: County Clare Documents


Petworth House Archives catalogues, Vols. I-IV

The following is a list of documents in the Petworth House Archives catalogues, vols, 1-4, which appertain to Ireland and in particular to County Clare. A fifth volume of the catalogues has been completed but is only available online. For details see the Petworth House Archive website.

Brackets [ ] indicate uncertainty whether documents relate to County Clare.

Teresa Shoosmith, N.U.I. Galway, 2010.

Volume I

Page nos. Doc. Nos. Contents
1-2 342 Quietuses for crown rents: Fedamore and Faningstowne, Co. Limerick 1604-8, 1608-12. 2 documents
  343 Rental of Sir Barnaby O’Bryen’s lands in Munster and Thomond 1626. 1 document
  344 Accounts for grazing on Deer Island, Co. Clare 1693-96, and 1 letter 1711. 5 documents
  352 Accounts of the estates of Henry Earl of Thomond 1691-1704. 1 volume
  1706 Rental of Irish estates of Henry Earl of Thomond 1704. 1 volume
  1707 Rental of Irish estates of Henry Earl of Thomond by Ambrose Upton 1711
  1708 Rental of Irish estates of Henry Earl of Thomond by Edmund Hogan 1741
  [1709-1714, 355-356] Irish estates, but does not list locations. 6 vols Ditto. 1 gathering and 1 volume
  357 Ennis
  [1715] Irish estates. 1 volume
  [3960-4030] Lord Leconfield’s Irish estate accounts 1875-1944. 71 volumes
  3104, 3105, 4031-4104 Rentals in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary, 1875-1929; 1930; 1931; 1932-1950. 74 volumes
  359 Rentals and arrears of estates in Clare and Limerick, 1900. 1 document
12 [4472-4591] Irish estate rentals, 1810-1874. Cottier rentals from 1848. (See erratum slip in Vol. 1)
81 3949 Letter from Earl of Thomond to Terlagh O’Brien 19 Sept 1617. 1 document
  3081 Abstract of Patents granted to the Earl of Thomond 1543-1622, 17C. 1 document
  [3016] Memoranda of lands in Ireland, 17C. 2 documents
  [1716-1719] Letters re. Irish estates, 1806-1851. 4 volumes
  [1126,1127,1720] Business documents re. Col. George Wyndham, 1838-1844.
  [1129-1130] Abstract of premiums re. above, 1847. 2 documents
  [1128] Correspondence of Col. George Wyndham, 1851-1856. 1 notebook and 9 documents
  3950 Correspondence between Henry Lord Leconfield and J. W. Scott re. Roslevan House, 1873-1876. 1 bundle (35 documents)
  1131 Statement re. Moyhill and Freaghcastle farms, Co. Clare, 6 April 1901. 1 document
24 2355-2357 Accounts of William Tyler with George O’Brien, 3rd Earl of Egremont, 1801-1816. 3 volumes (Several volumes following re. Lord Egremont and Col. George Wyndham, unclear whether they refer to Ireland or Clare)
29   Correspondence with the Bishop of Killaloe re. rectories in Omullod, 1868-1873. 26 documents
32-33 674 Printed plan of Ennis & R. Fergus, Co. Clare, 1860-865. 3 documents
  678 Letter re. Clare slob land reclamation, 1879. 1 document
35   56 letters from George, 3rd Earl of Egremont, to Euseby Cleaver, 1796-1797. 7 documents. (See Microfilm Catalogue, Reel 2, p.2, for a further list of letters from Cleaver which are on microfilm in The Local Studies Centre, Ennis.)
    [91 letters from Arthur Young, 1793-1815. 26 documents] NB: Young’s tour of Ireland was 1776-8 so they probably do not refer to Ireland or Clare
41 710 Letters re. O’Briensbridge Church, Ennis parish (Belfast Catholic Appeal), Kilmurry and Milltown Malbay parishes, 1858-1862. 17 documents
  712-714 Letters re. Protestant schoolmaster and his anti-Catholic stance, Milltown Malbay 1859-63. 40 documents
42 1631 Letter from the Bishop of Killaloe and parishioners to Lord & Lady Leconfield on the death of their son (among other condolence letters).
43 719 Misc: Ennis fuel fund, doctor at Milltown Malbay, book on R.C. clergy and Wexford clergyman, 1860-61. 4 documents
44 730 Correspondence, including documents re. Ennis market.
45 [736,739, 742,745, 748,749, 753] Irish estates, 19C.
47 1673 Letter re. death of Wainright Crowe, Irish agent, 1873.
70 1044 Documents re. Tulla and Milltown Malbay schools, Ennis library and Limerick Athenium, 1839-41. 12 documents
74 1050 Lists of Irish emigrants, 1839. 1 volume
79 [1114] Register of purchases of properties including Ireland, mid-19C. 1 volume
84 1140 Inquisition post mortem re. estates of Connor, late Earl of Thomond, August 1581.
  1703 Summons re. enquiry to be held in Limerick, 15 February 1620/21. 1 document
  1141 Inspeximus re. estates pf Donat Earl of Thomond, January 1624/5. 1 document
  1704-1705 List of jury to appear at Castle Bank, Co. Clare, August 1637. 2 documents
84-87 3178 Letters re. sale of Limerick estates, 1890. 2 documents
  [1152] Letters re. instment in Ireland, 1913-14. 1 file
  3179-80 Documents relating to Clare and Tipperary lands, 1634-36. 2 documents
  [1172] Irish leases in dispute, 1684. 1 gathering
  1173 Leases in Clare, Limerick and Carlow, 1704. 1 volume
  1174 Marriage settlement of Henry Earl of Thomond to Elizabeth Seymour, post-1707. 1 volume
  1189-90-91 Documents re. Clare estates etc. 1881-1903. 18 documents
87 1193 Papers re. lands at Annaghmore, Co. Clare, 1579-1597. 12 documents
  1196-97 Dispute re. lands in Fendamora, Co. Limerick, September-October 1592. 1 document
  3181-3183 Answers of Earl of Thomond to Lord Inchiquin re. Co. Clare advowsons, 17C. 2 documents
  3183-84 Disputed land at Caronusk’en between Earl of Thomond and Bishop of Killaloe, 17C. 3 documents
  3185 Earldoms of Thomond and Clanricarde, 17C. 1 document
  3188-90 Dispute re. lands in Limerick, 17C. 3 documents
  [3191] List of residences in Ireland, 17C. 1 document
  3198-99 Documents re. timber, 17C. 2 documents
  3200, [3192], 3186-87, 3193-94, 3195-97, [3900], 3901, 3902-04, 1206, [3905], 3906, 3907, 1207, 3908, 1208, 3909, 1209, 3910, 3911, 3912, 3913, 3914, 3915, [3916], 3917, 3918, 1210, 1211, 3919-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28, 1213-14-15, [1216, 18, 19] Legal papers re. lands in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.
92 1223 Re. Ennis market et.al., 1843-44. 11 documents
96 1666 Letter from Sir Lucius O’Brien to Col. Wyndham, 1847.
  1668 Letters re. Clare election expenses, 1859-61. 7 documents
97   Legal Documents: petitions, addresses, Co. Clare:-
  3959 Early 17C, 1 document
  3942 1625, 2 documents
  3958 1625, 2 documents
  3943-44 1630, 2 documents
  3945 1635, 1 document
98 [3946] 1640, 1 document
99 2957 Luke Gernon’s letter to ‘my Lord of Thomond abowt the abolition of c’missioners in ye Gouernments’, c. 1645. 1 document, badly mutilated
  3003 Photographs of George O’Brien Wyndham and his mother Constance, Lady Leconfield, July 1869. 5 items
103 [3065] List of documents re. the Irish estates received from Messrs. Farrer & Co., 1953.
  3020 Copy of letter confirming to Henry, Earl of Thomond, of lands in right of his wife, Sarah, Countess of Thomond, 1660-1.
  3021 Copy of post-nuptial settlement of Henry, Lord O’Brien (son of Earl of Thomond) to Katherine, sister of Charles, Duke of Richmond and Lennox, April 1664.
  3024 Copy of conveyance by Henry, Earl of Thomond, to trustees in Ireland re. jointure of Sarah, Countess of Thomond, May 1684.
  3025 Settlement on marriage of Henry Horatio, Lord O’Brien and Henrietta, Lady Somerset., June 1686.
  3026 Receipt of Henry Earl of Thomond, for marriage portion of Lady Henrietta Somerset, June 1686.
114 3070 List of properties in cos. Clare, Tipperary, ‘Cross Tipperary’ and Limerick, with notes of rent charges, fishing rights etc., 17C. 1 document
116 1449 Draft particulars of lands in co. Clare (not detailed), 17C. 1 document
  1450 ‘An abstract Of such Rents and Revenues as doe belong to the Right Honorble Henry Earl of Thomond… taken by Thomas Spaight, 1681. 1 volume
119 [1491] Certified copy of valuation of the Irish estate pf Henry, 2nd Lord Leconfield, by Thomas Hunt, 1882. 1 volume
  1493 Certified extract from the ‘Book of Survey and Distribution – Co. Clare concerning Cloundrelaw Barony, 1893. 1 document
120 1582-83 Certified copy (1836) of indenture of composition (Aug. 1585) between the Crown and Donnoghe, Earl of Thomond, on lands in Thomond. 2 documents
122 1602 Will of Henry, Earl of Thomond, April 1639. 1 document
  1605 Copy of will and declaration of Henry, Earl of Thomond, Oct. 1738. 1 document
    Ireland: Estate maps and public schemes
163 3406 Cloghaunmore, barony of Ibrickane, late 17C.
  3407 Islands barony, Co. Clare, late 17C.
  3556 Erebole, Co. Clare, 1809.
  3549 Killeenaveragh, Co. Limerick, 1817.
  3683 Shanavough, barony of Ibrickane, 1825.
164 3684 Feakle (map and survey of Killanena), 1831.
  3685 Kilfarboy, barony of Ibrickane, 1834.
  3859 Clare and Limerick, 1838. (Copied from Dr. Beaufort’s map by H. H. Knight, aged 9 years.)
  3494 Clare: plans, sections and elevation of a stream at Kildemon, intended for the erection of a flax mill, 1846.
170-71 3413-345, 4642 Ordnance Survey maps of Clare, Limerick and Tipperary, showing Wyndham and Leconfield estates.

Volume 2

Page nos. Doc. Nos. Contents
38 5396 Letter from William Cleaver, with brief biography of Euseby Cleaver, and explanation of descent of the O’Brien estates to the Wyndham family, 1845.
70 [6491] Parliamentary notebook of Percy, Earl of Thomond, c. 1798.
  6490 Notebook (of Percy Wyndham, later Earl of Thomond) on Succession Laws, Conventicles and on rights to vote, 18C.
82 5411 Lands at Poulmore, Kynahow and Cule Theamrogg, barony of Bunratty, 1622.
  5401 Land at Moughavald, Co. Clare, 1635.
  5410, 5412 Lands in Co. Limerick, 1638.
  5402 Lands at Ardkeile, Crivagh and Carhowlegan, 1638-9 (barony of Bunratty).
83 5384 Deed of farm at Sixmilebridge, 1712
  5399 Grant to Samuel Burton of lands in Clare and Limerick.
  5382 Grant to Earl of Thomond of lands in Clare and rights including wrecks at sea, 1878. 1 file
  5383 Grant to Earl of Thomond to lands in Clare, 1898. 2 files and 1 gathering.
  5387 Assignment of land to extend graveyard at Kylcatrum, Kilcorcoran, 1916.
90 6500 Thomas Moland’s maps of the estate of the Earl of Thomond, 1703. (available on microfilm at Local Studies Centre, Ennis)
  5133 Henry Pelham’s Grand Jury Map of Co. Clare, 1787. (available on microfilm at Local Studies Centre, Ennis)

Volume 3

Page nos. Doc. Nos. Contents
21 [9374] Bills and abstract of bills for goods and services etc. 1776-1777
1 bundle, including Magdalen Hospital donation, location unclear
24 7872 Pass book of the Countess of Egremont and Earl of Thomond as guardians to the Hon, Wm. Wyndham, in account with Messrs. Drummond, 1764-1784. 1 volume
  7873 Copy of Guardianship account of the Countess of Egremont and the Earl of Thomond, guardians to Wm. Fredk. Wyndham, 1764-1784. 1 volume.
27 7874 Bill to Wm. Fredk Wyndham or his guardians, for legal expenses incurred in the suit concerning the personal estate of Percy, Earl of Thomond, and on his coming of age, 1784. 2 documents
105 [9265] Letter from Sir Robert Peel to Col. G. Wyndham, thanking him for information concerning outrages in Ireland, 1841. 1 document
128 7596 ‘Copies of letters and Bills of Exchange’ of W. Barker, servant of Lady Henrietta O’Brien, concerning the Thomond family, the settlement of the deceased Earl’s estate, and Irish estate matters, 1692-1695. 1 gathering
139 9751, 9752 Documents in re. Blackwell v. Thomond, concerning alleged repudiation of lease of lands at Jerrevicklane(?) and counter-claim for debts; and in re. Callaghan v. Thomond (wardship of Maurice Fitz Gibbon) 1636-1639.
140 9736-9745 Legal documents including several referring to Co. Clare and Limerick, 1661-1668.
  9746-9750 Actions between Thomond and others re. property in Co. Clare, 1675-1688. 14 documents
  9735 Papers in re. Hewett v. Thomond (renewal of lease at Liseene, Co. Clare, undated & 1706-7. 2 documents
  9755 Papers re. Craven v. Thomond (lands at Castlebankes, Co. Clare.) 1707
  9753-9754 Documents in re. Thomond v. Butler and Wilson v. Thomond, 1711-1717.
184 9581 Map of central and southern Ireland by Robert Lythe, 1571.

Volume 4

Page Nos. Doc. Nos. Contents
1-2 11,216-11,236 Rentals of Clare estates of George, 3rd Earl of Egremont, 1812-1822
  11,327 Summary account of receipts and payments on the Irish estates of George, 3rd Earl of Egremont and Col. George Wyndham, 1837. 2 documents
  11,929 Accounts of workmen employed for embanking the Fedamore Corcass, July-November 1840. 1 volume
  11,926-11,927 Accounts of workmen employed on Model Farm, 1841-1842. 2 volumes
  11,928 Account of Col. Wyndham’s model farms at Spaneel, Carruduf and Kildemon, 1842-1845. 1 volume
  11,237-11,245 Labour account for Kildeema , Co. Clare, model farm, 1845-1847.
  11,195 Weekly returns showing receipts and expenditure at Ennis Markets, compiled by John MacBeth, weighmaster and collector, 1845-1852. 1 volume
  11,246-11,249 Labour accounts for work on Croveraghan, Co. Clare, embankment, 1846-1847.
  11,940 Accounts of Kildeemon mill, including amounts of grain ground, for whom, and wages and expenses, 1848-1850. 1 volume
  11,949 Ditto, 1849-1850. 1 volume
  11,951-11,952 Ditto, plus other papers, 1851. 1 bundle
  11,953-11,954 Accounts of Erribul (Erebole, Co. Clare?) farm 1851-1852, plus related papers. 1 volume and 1 bundle
  11,955-11,956 Accounts for Fanningstown model farm and other documents, 1851-1852. 1 volume and 1 bundle
  11,957-11,958 Accounts for Kilderry model farm and other documents. 1851-1852. 1 volume and 1 bundle
  11,959-11,960 Accounts for Coogy West farm and other documents, 1851-1852. 1 volume and 1 bundle
  11,961 Labour account for Clonfadda farm, 1851.
  11,962 Labour account for Deer Island, 1851.
  11,963-11,964 Accounts of Tilery at Kildeema and other documents, 1851. 1 volume and 1 bundle
  11,965-11,966 Account of labour used to cut drains across Corriderry bog, 1852.
  11,967-11,968 Account of expenditure on repairing Mayhill embankment and Green Island sea wall, 1851.
  11,969 Flax account, 1851.
  11,824 Copy of succession and estate duty accounts in respect of the Irish settled estates of Lord Leconfield, deceased, 1901.
17 [11,851-11,852] Schedules of Irish and Cumberland estates to calculate duty on succession to the estates of Henry Lord Leconfield, 1869. 2 volumes
18 [11,844-11,845] Auditors’ report books on annual accounts of estates, including Ireland, 1923-1930, 1936-1940. 2 volumes
  [10,959] Valuation of the horses of Percy, Earl of Thomond, 1774. (N.B. fragile document)
19 [11,157] Bills from butcher, baconman, poulterer etc. for goods supplied to the Earl of Thomond, 1737-1739. 1 bundle
  [11,156] Ditto, 1739-1740. 1 bundle
  [11,157] Ditto, 1741. 1 bundle
20 [10,958] Receipts from servants of Percy, Earl of Thomond for wages & expenses, paid by George, Earl of Egremont, 1774-1775. 1 bundle
29 [11,145] Bill for china supplied to Percy, Earl of Thomond, from the royal manufactory in France, 1763. 1 document
  [11,146] Correspondence and bill for glasses purchased in France for Percy, Earl of Thomond, 1767-1768. 6 documents
32 11,155 Bills and accounts for goods and services supplied to Henry, Earl of Thomond, delivered to Robert French for payment, 1741.
  [10,986] Correspondence re. a bill said to be owing to Thomas Worlidge from Percy, Earl of Thomond, 1770-1777. 1 bundle
72 [11,151] Letters from James Lahy to Percy, Earl of Thomond, concerning a former employee, 1771-1773. 5 documents
  11,149 Letter from Percy, Earl of Thomond, in Dublin to Mr Brady (a legal agent) concerning a case about rent in Doonasse, 1772. 1 document
73 11,974 Letters to Col. and Mrs Wyndham and Thomas Crowe on Irish estate matters, including a gift to Fr. Sheehy of Tulla, 1847-1951. 1 bundle
  [11,570] Letter from Col. George Wyndham to Charles Murray concerning the policy towards Irish estates, c. 1837-8. 1 document
81-82 11,158 Correspondence and bills re. refreshments for those accompanying the body of Henry, Earl of Thomond, at O’Brien’s Bridge, 1741. 1 bundle
  11,160 List of queries brought from Ireland by Robert French for Lord Inchiquin’s decision, 1741. 1 document
  11,945-11,948 Weekly remarks on markets and fairs of Ennis and tolls and customs, 1841-1845. 4 volumes
  11,934 Valuation of Col. Wyndham’s Irish farms, with a note of the rent reductions, 1843. 1 document
  11,944 Valuation of part of the estates of Col. George Wyndham in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary, 1843. 1 volume
  11,930-11,933 Reports by J. F. Clarke on Col. Wyndham’s Irish estates, 1843, 1849-51.
  11,970 Description and valuation of Kildeemon corn mill.
  11,935 Report by J. F. Clarke on drainage needed on Irish estates, 1849. 1 document
  11,936 Report by J. F. Clarke on Irish estates and on Mr. White’s farm at Clonfadda, 1849. 1 document
  11,937-11,938 Memoranda and notebook of Col. George Wyndham on visit to Irish estates, 1849. 2 volumes
  11,971 Letter and estimated costs of the mill at Kildeema, 1849. 2 documents
    List of Irish farms for which Col. Wyndham sanctioned rent abatement, 23 April 1849.
  11,973 List of Irish farms on lease, 27 June 1849.
  11,975 Reports and valuation on Irish properties by J. F. Clarke, also notes and a letter from Col. Wyndham, 1849-1851. 1 bundle
  11,939 ‘Irish Order Book’, Col. Wyndham’s orders following his tour of Irish estates, 1851. 1 volume
  11,950 Notices to Col. Wyndham as owner of land affected by reclamation of land in the Fergus estuary, 1854. 1 bundle
89 [11,154] Inventories of goods belonging to Henry, Earl of Thomond, deceased, in various houses, 1741. (Other similar documents follow but unclear whether these include Clare estates.)
91 [11,161] Statement re. Mary Manwaring v. Henry, Earl of Thomond and others, concerning ejectment. c.1741.
97 11,250-11,251 Accounts for costs for ejectments and other legal proceedings on Irish estates, 1848. 2 documents
110 [11,144, 11,139, 10,957] Accounts, legal documents, letters of administration etc. on estates of Henry Earl of Thomond, 1771-1786. 1 bundle and unspecified others

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