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Ballinamona, Tipperary

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A house valued at £11+ on the estate of the Honourable O.F.G. Toler and occupied by Newton Short in the mid 19th century. The Ordnance Survey Name Books refer to it as "a good dwelling house" in 1840. A house is still extant at this location.[1]

1775-76 - A List of Freeholders of County Tipperary 1775-1776[2] has the following Shorts:

After the surname and first name of the freeholder, his residence is given. This is followed by the location of his freehold (if the two places are the same the name is only given once).

1814 - Lett's 1814 Directory, Ballymona, Nenagh, Henry Short Esq.[3]

1832 - Henry Shortt of Balymona died 25/8/1832, aged 55 years.[4]

1844 - William Thomas Shortt of Kilgeever Lodge Mayo and Newton Shortt of Ballinamona Co Tipp re 1736 deed whereby Benjamin Friend demised lands to William Shortt. Benjamin Friend interest now vested in John Derby of Leap Castle and William Shortt interest now vested in William Shortt, John Shortt, James Shortt, Francis Shortt, Newton Shortt and Henry Shortt re lands in Summerhill inc Holiwell Lodge. John Shortt, William Shortt and Henry Shortt being the three sons of Newton Shortt. (Perhaps his other son Robert was not mentioned in this deed because he was in Australia.)[5]

1846 - Slater's Directory lists among Nobility, Gentry and Clergy for Nenagh John Short esq of Pallas and Newton Short esq of Ballinamona.[6] It also lists among Nenagh Millers and Corn and Flour Dealers Richard Short of Ballyvanron.[7] It also lists among Mountrath Nobility, Gentry and Clergy James Short esq of Newtown and Vere D Short esq of Larch Hill.[8]

1846 - William Thomas Shortt of Kilgeever Lodge Mayo (1st), Newton Shortt of Ballinamona (2nd) re Summerhill lands also dwelling house called Hollywell.[9]

1847 - William Thomas Shortt of Kilgavran Lodge Mayo (1st), Frances Emily Shortt his wife (2nd), Newton Shortt of Ballinamona (3rd) re lease made 2/1/1736 between Benjamin Friend and William Shortt. Interest became vested in 1829 in William Shortt, John Shortt, James Shortt, Francis Shortt, Newton Shortt and Henry Shortt re Summerhill. John Shortt interest vested in William Thomas Shortt by virtue of will of said John Shortt dated 3/2/1826.[10]

1848 - November 16 in Ballinclough Church, by the Rev Dean Head, Charles H Harden Esq of Summerhill to Susan, eldest daughter of Newton Shortt Esq of Ballinamona.[11] [12]

1847-64 - Griffith's Valuation, Ballinamona, Newton Short with Hon. O. F. G. Toler as lessor, house, offices and land, 259 acres.[13]

1851 - Nuton Shortt of Summerhill died, aged 75 years.[14]('Nuton' must surely be 'Newton'. This indicates a close connection between Summerhill and Ballinamona.

1874 - On the 9th inst, in Melbourne Robert Shortt aged thirty eight third surviving son of Newton Short Esq of Ballinamona House, Tipperary, Ireland.[15]

1887 -On the 25th April, Eliza, the dearly beloved wife of Hugh Higglns, of New and Were streets, Brighton Beach, and second youngest daughter of the late Newton Shortt, Bailinamona, County Tlpperary, aged 48.[16]

1904- At his residence 25 Wilson Street, South Yarra, Henry (Harry), beloved husband of Bridget, fifth son of Newton Shortt Esq of Ballinamona House, County Tipperary, Ireland aged 66.[17]


  1. Landed Estate Database, http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/property-show.jsp?id=4406
  2. In the eighteenth century the qualification for voting at elections in counties in Ireland was the forty shilling freehold. This meant property worth forty shillings above the rent and was either owned outright or leased on certain conditions. Leases for lives (usually three) lasting during the lives of named individuals, qualified as freeholds for voting purposes. Tenison Groves, a genealogical researcher who worked in the Public Record Office of Ireland transcribed some freeholders’ registers for the period 1761-1776 and these are available in the National Archives, Dublin (M1321-2). The list referred to here was titled ‘A List of Freeholders of County Tipperary, 1775-76’.
  3. Lett's 1814 Directory, p. 50.
  4. Dunkerrin Parish Register.
  5. Registry of Deeds 1844 11 127 dated 27/4/1844.
  6. https://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0103.pdf.
  7. https://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0104.pdf.
  8. https://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0386.pdf.
  9. Registry of Deeds 1846 9 263 dated 3/6/1846.
  10. Registry of Deeds 1847 12 34 dated 22/7/1847.
  11. County Cavan Newpaper, 1848
  12. Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent 10 June 1848 pg 3
  13. http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/z/zoomifyDynamicViewer.php?file=264047&path=./pix/264/&rs=32&showpage=1&mysession=2632728498212&width=&height=.
  14. Dunkerrin Parish Register.
  15. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), Tuesday 11 August 1874, page 1
  16. The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Tue 26 Apr 1887 Page 1
  17. The Age (Melbourne, Mon 18 Apr 1904, Pg 1

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