Nesbitt of Tubberdaly

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Nesbitt of Tubberdaly

In the late 18th century the Nesbitt family resided at Tubberdaly, Edenderry, county Offaly. They also had land in the parishes of Kilglass and Termonbarry, barony of Ballintober North, county Roscommon and in the parish of Donaghpatrick, county Galway.

Toberdaly Castle .
  • 1562 Henry Warren-the lands of Tubberdaly, County Offaly [the King's County], were given to a man called Henry Warren.
  • Barnwell-This estate later came into the hands of a family called Barnwell. who fought on the side of JAMES II at the Battle of the Boyne. As a result of the defeat of King James the Barnwells lost their lands,
  • Nesbitt- as a result of the defeat of King James the Barnwells lost their lands, which were given to a Protestant family called Nesbitt.
  • 1710 Albert Nesbitt to 2nd son -1710 Albert Nesbitt, whose family were originally from Donegal, arrived in Tubberdaly.
  • 1710 Gifford Nesbitt, of Tubberdaly, died in 1773, to his nephew, John Downing 1710–1720 Gifford 2nd son of Albert inherited the farm Tubberdaly, County Offaly [the King's County], Ireland. He married Sarah Biddulph, daughter of Nicholas Biddulph and Patience Colley, on 8 February 1769 in a childless marriage.
  • 1773 John Downing, assumed the name of Nesbitt, died in 1847. to his oldest son 1773 John Downing, nephew of Gifford inherited Tubberdaly on condition that he changed his name to Nesbitt which gives a YDNA change for this branch
  • In the 1830s John Cornwall of Dublin was the agent for the county Galway estate. William George Downing Nesbitt of Tubberdaly held land in the parishes of Kilbreedy Minor and Tankardstown, barony of Coshma, county Limerick at the time of Griffith's Valuation.

His sister Miss Catherine Nesbitt and his brother in law Count Susi [de Lusi] owned 1,529 acres in county Galway, 3,641 acres in county Roscommon, 620 acres in county Limerick and other estates in counties Londonderry, Offaly, Antrim and Kildare in the 1870s. Hughes writes that a Mr Finnegan of Raheen was agent to the Nesbitts in county Galway

  • 1847 William George Downing-Nesbitt, of Tubberdaly, died a bachelor in 1857 to his sister
  • 1857 Catherine Tamison Downing-Nesbitt, on her death in 1886, they passed to her cousin,
  • 1886 Edward John Beaumont, now Beaumont Nesbitt
  • 1923 Tubberdaly family home of the Nesbitts was one of eight country mansions burned on that night in County Offaly in 1923 in Tubberdaly, County Offaly [the King's County], Ireland. In 1923 the family home of the Nesbitts was burned to the ground. It was one of eight country mansions burned on that night in County Offaly. It is thought that the motive was to persuade the new government to divide the land among the local people when the landlords had been driven out.
The ruins of Toberdaly House burned in 1923

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  • 1925 the Irish Land Commission took over the estate and paid compensation to Mr Nesbitt for his loss. The land was eventually divided among local people.

RELATED BRANCHES Nesbitt of Woodhill [[1]]

By Marriage Nesbitt of Lismore [[2]]

Rev William Nesbitt of Lismore , married Letitia Nesbitt of Tubberdaly in 1724 ; 26 Jan 1724 William Nisbett of Clonmulch Co Carlow clerk married Lettitia Nisbett of Castlejordan Kings Co spinster Betham extracts



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