The Manor of Kilsheelan

A note published in the Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, 1898.

In the last number of the “Journal” under the above heading; I mentioned that the Desmonds probably lost the Manor in the reign of Elizabeth, when their great possessions were confiscated. This I now find was not the case, but that the Manor passed by marriage to the Butlers of Ormond. James Butler, ninth Earl of Ormond married Joan, Daughter and Heir to James the 11th Earl of Desmond, with whom he had the Manors of Clonmell, Killsherlane and Kilfeacle in Tipperary. (b) After Lord Ormond’s death, Joan married Sir Francis Bryan, Knight Marshal and Lord Justice of Ireland, who died in Clonmel, second of February, 1549; she married thirdly Gerald Fitz Gerald, 16th Earl of Desmond, and dying in 1564, was buried at Askeaton. (c)


(b) Lodge’s Peerage, Vol. IL, p. 19. 1754.
(c) Lodge’s Peerage Vol. I., p. 16. 1745.