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Pallas Townland

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Location: County Tipperary, Irelandmap
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Pallas is just north of Toomevara in County Tipperary. It actually forms two townlands - Pallas East[1] and Pallas West.[2]

Pallas East has an area of 51.2 hectares / 0.20 square miles / 126 acres, 2 roods, 2 perches and Pallas West has an area of 84.23 hectares / 0.33 square miles / 208 acres, 0 roods, 21 perches.

1752 - John Short of Killmastulla and James Short, eldest son and heir of said John on first part, Thos Smythies elder and Jane Smythies his daughter of Curraghbehy on second and John Short of Pallis (looks more like Pattis but is surely Pallis?) in said county and Thos Smythies younger on third - re marriage between James and Jane Smythies - John and James transfer to John of Pallis part of Kilmastulla. Ref to Grice Mill and Tuck Mill.[3]

1770 - Timothy Bagnel the Younger of Rahue Westmeath eldest son of Timothy Bagnel the Elder and John Shortt of Pallas and Mary Shortt eldest dau of said John - marriage shortly between Mary and Timothy the younger. Witnesses inc Revd James North of Summerville Co Tipp.[4]

1775-76 - A List of Freeholders of County Tipperary 1775-1776[5] 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).

1781 - John Short of Pallas (1st), Frances Short daughter of said John (2nd), Percy Hunt (3rd), Wm Short of Ballinamona and James Short Jnr of Pallas (4th) re marriage of Frances Short to John Piercy Hunt - lands in Ballysinode. John Piercy Hunt of Ballysinode demise lands of Ballysinode to James Short and Wm Short. Witnesses inc Vere Hunt of Cappagh, Co Tipp.[6]

1785 - John Shortt the elder of Pallice to John Shortt the younger - Glanagill (120 acres), Upper Pallice (94 acres), Lower Pallice (103 acres), Bananagh (81 acres), all in Upper Ormond. Witness: James Short of Newtown, Queen's Co. and Cooper Crawford, shopkeeper.[7]

1802 - Vere Dawson Hunt of Cappagh, Tipp (1st) and James Short of Newtown, Queen's Co. and Frances Hunt also Short his dau (2nd), Henry Palmer and William Short of Ballymackey (3rd) and Rev John Hunt and John Short of Pallas (4th) - lands in Cappagh. Witnesses inc Henry Short of Ballymona, Tipp.[8]

1814 - Most Noble Richard Marqs Wellesley (1st), Whites (inc John Dawson White of Lisowen), Tipp (2nd) and William Shortt of Clermont, Tipp., eldest son and heir at law of John Short formerly of Pallas.[9]

1816 - William Sargent of Clonmel (1st part), William Short of Claremount and Mary Short (dau) (2nd part) and John Shortt of Pallas and Henry Sargent (3rd part) re marriage of Mary to William Sargent of Millview Clonmel re Drumcalk, Upper Ormond.[10]

1820 - Thomas Ball, one of the Masters of the High Court of Chancery of Ireland (1st part), John Roe of Beckfield Queens Co (2nd part), Robert Fitzgerald, Middlemount, Queen's Co., John Shortt of Pallice and Mary Anne Shortt otherwise Fitzgerald, his wife (3rd part), Peter Henry Shortt of Centry Hill (4th part), James Kettlewell of Clonmel (5th part), Mary Shortt of Centry Hill, spinster (6th part), William Roe of Lismore, Queen's Co (7th part), George Roe of Gurtnagoona, Co. Tipp (8th part), re 1781 lease of Coolbally by Lord Glenawly(?) to Thos Short of Coolbally. Mention of lives of John William Shortt then 14, Peter Henry Shortt then 12, Mary Shortt then 10, sons and daughter of Thos Shortt. Thos Shortt 1790 will to Peter Henry Shortt. Mortgages by Peter Henry Shortt to Thomas Roe since deceased assigned partly to John Roe and partly in trust for children of Edward Fitzgerald deceased. Decree of Court of Chancery 29/7/1819 where John Roe, Robert Fitzgerald, John Shortt and Mary Anne Shortt were plaintiffs and Peter Henry Shortt and Jane his wife and Thomas Henry Shortt, Peter William Shortt and Jane Shortt infants of Peter Henry Shortt by Jane Shortt his wife and James Kettlewell and Mary Shortt spinster were defendants. Decree that Coolbally be sold to higest bidder and £2737 with interest and costs be paid to plaintiffs. William Roe was the highest bidder.[11]

1824-25 Tithe Applotment Book - John Short, Pallas & West Pallas, 30 acres 0 roods 0 perches, 11 acres 2 roods 21 perches, 30 acres 0 roods 0 perches, 10 acres 0 roods 0 perches, total to pay £6 3s 1 1/2 d.[12]

1837 - A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis: Pallas, the seat of J Short Esq, is in Templedowney Parish; Summer Hill, the seat of W T Shortt Esq is in Rathnaveogue; the old castle of Rathnaveogue is near Dunkerrin; and the Subscribers' List includes James Shortt of Newtown, Mountrath, P H Shortt of Gentry Lodge, Burros-in-Ossory, W D Shortt MD of Kinnity, King's County and W T Shortt of Summerhill, Moneygall.[13]

1840 - Francis Kittson of Ennistimon, Inspector of Police and Mary Kittson otherwise Shortt, his wife (1st part), John Shortt of Pallas and Michael Harty of Nenagh (2nd part), said John Shortt and Richard Calcutt of Ennistimon (3rd part). Refers to 8/11/1838 deed made previous to marriage of Francis and Mary between Francis (1st part), Mary (2nd part) and John Shortt and Michael Harty which refers to 21/12/1811 deed (see details above) between William Shortt of Clermount and John Shortt his then only son, Richard Steele of Kyle and Anna Steele his wife, John Hawksworth all since deceased and Richard Steele of Knockfinn, re Ballyyandron and Cloghane and trust in case of marriage of daughter or daughters of John Shortt and Anne Steel. These children were William Shortt, Elizabeth Shortt, Richard Shortt, William Shortt the Younger, Anne Shortt and Mary Kittson party to this deed. William, Elizabeth and William the Younger died under age. John Shortt the elder and Anne Shortt otherwise Steele his wife have since died. Michael Harty replaced by Richard Calcutt as Co-Trustee with John Shortt of Pallis.[14]

1841 - Anne Steele Shortt of Ennistimon Co Clare, spinster (1st), Frances Kittson of Ennistimon, Inspector of Police and Mary Kittson otherwise Shortt his wife (2nd) John Shortt of Pallas and Richard Calcutt of Ennistimon (3rd) Richard Steele formerly of Knockfinn and now of Ballyedmond Queens Co (4th) Richard Steele Shortt of Ballyvandron Co Tipp (5th) Thomas Pierson Firman of Firmount, Co. Tipp. (6th) and Lt Col Brooke Firmen of Westfield House near Doncaster, England (6th) re Cloghane and Grange in Holy Cross, Kilnemanagh, Co Tipp re marriage settlement of John Shortt father of said Anne Shortt and Mary Kittson dated 21/12/1811. Mention also of Charles Francis Harden of Summerhill.[15]

1846 - Slater's Directory lists among Nobility, Gentry and Clergy for Nenagh John Short esq of Pallas and Newton Short esq of Ballinamona.[16] It also lists among Nenagh Millers and Corn and Flour Dealers Richard Short of Ballyvanron.[17] It also lists among Mountrath Nobility, Gentry and Clergy James Short esq of Newtown and Vere D Short esq of Larch Hill.[18]

1848 - MALACIOUS INJURY. On the evening of the 24th instant, a horse, value for £26, the property of Mr Edward Short of Pallace, was maliciously shot dead while grazing on property near Toomevara, from which some persons had lately been evicted.[19]

1851 - Sir Richard Griffiths Valuation: Edmund Shortt (surely should read Edward Shortt) is tenant and Robert Cole Bowen is landlord of both Pallas East (House, Offices and Land 76 acres 2 perches 29 roods) and Pallas West (45 acres 1 rood 3 perches).

1852 - TO BE LET from the 16th March in one or two lots, the House Division of the Lands of Pallas, containing about 87 acres, Irish measure, as late in the tenancy of Edward Shortt, Esq. Pallas is situate within 5 miles of Nenagh, on the Cole Bowen Estate. The Land is in good order. A respectable and Solvent Tenant will be fairly dealt with.[20]

Cole Bowen Papers:

- 1788-1796 Rents for Pallace paid by John Shortt

- 1797-1805 Rents for Pallace East paid by John Shortt

- 1839-1843 Rents: Arrears to 1842 for Pallas by John Shortt £108-8-8 and £20-6-1¾ ; Received to Nov 1843 from John Shortt £110-0-0 and £45-10-0; and Arrears to Nov 1843 owed by John Shortt £126-18-2 ½ and £15-8-5 ¼.

- 1844-1847 Rents book not in collection

- 1848-1853 Rents for Pallas East (Edward Shortt) and Pallas East (reps of John Shortt) £69-16-7 ½; “Both farms are now let to Bentley from March 1853”; Pallas East Lease dated 18/2/1853 James Bentley lessee, Rent £69-16-7 ½.[21]


  1. Townlands listing, https://www.townlands.ie/tipperary/upper-ormond/templedowney/ballymackey/pallas-east/
  2. Townlands Listing, https://www.townlands.ie/tipperary/upper-ormond/templedowney/ballymackey/pallas-west/
  3. Registry of Deeds 223 239 148057 dated 10/02/1752.
  4. Registry of Deeds 280 481 182325 dated 26/5/1770.
  5. 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’. http://irishgenealogy.net/forum/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=1614
  6. Registry of Deeds 344 187 230881 dated 17/4/1781.
  7. Registry of Deeds 373 353 248679 dated 26/8/1785.
  8. Registry of Deeds 548 335 365466 dated 21/1/1802.
  9. Registry of Deeds 697 25 478161 dated 21/3/1814.
  10. Registry of Deeds 709 516 485851 dated 31/10/1816.
  11. Registry of Deeds 751 556 511091 dated 14/4/1820.
  12. http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587404/004587404_00251.pdf.
  13. http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/digital-book-collection/digital-books-by-subject/geography-of-ireland/lewis-a-topographical-dic/.
  14. Registry of Deeds 1841 10 140 dated 16/12/1840.
  15. Registry of Deeds 1841 9 180 dated 13/4/1841.
  16. https://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0103.pdf.
  17. https://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0104.pdf.
  18. https://www.failteromhat.com/slater/0386.pdf.
  19. Nenagh Guardian newspaper, 30 August 1848.
  20. Nenagh Guardian newspaper, 3 March 1852.
  21. Cole Bowen Papers in Tipperary Studies in Thurles.

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