Stackpole Court

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Date: 1653 [unknown]
Location: Enagh, county Clare, Irelandmap
Surname/tag: Stacpoole, Stackpole
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Stackpole Court came to exist because, in 1653, Bartholomew Stacpoole and many other landed gentry of Limerick were "transplanted" to County Clare, that is, deprived of their estates in Limerick by the Parliamentary forces that defeated royalist resistance in Ireland and assigned lesser estates to the north. Bartholomew was transplanted to Enagh, by the lakes of Kilkishen, county Clare, about 12 miles NNW of Limerick City, where he named his residence Stackpole Court. This transplanting was documented, and in the certificate Bartholomew Stackpoole, widower, declared that he was aged 34 years, indifferently tall, with flaxen hair, with a John Stackpoole aged 28 and Thomas, aged 26 (his brothers), son James, aged 10 with red hair, and Arthur, aged 2, daughters Christian aged 8 and Diphna aged 6. [1][2]

Inheritance and a Subsequent Transaction

It appears, from the 1719 transaction imaged at right and summarized below, that the Stackpole Court properties in county Clare to which Bartholomew was transplanted in 1653 passed down on his death to his second wife Lucy (perhaps the normal 1/3 life interest to the widow) and to his surviving children Christian and Dymphna, his other children having no descendants. The leave and release transaction consolidated the family interests into the hands of Dymphna's son, Rev. Stacpole Pery, whose grandson [[Perry-5014 } Edmund Henry Pery]] after further inheritance and maneuvering was created the first Baron Foxford of Stackpole Court and first Earl of Limerick.

On 7 Nov 1719, Lucy Stackpole, by then the widdow and relict of Bartholomew Stacpole, together with Edmund Walsh of Corrobane, county Tipperary and his wife Christian (presumably Bartholomew's daughter), in a "leave and releave" transaction that (seems to this researcher to have) effectively sold to the Rev. Stacpole Pery of Limerick (the son and heir of Bartholomew's daughter Dymphna), their interests in the properties in county Clare that had been owned by Bartholomew, one-third to be delivered at the death of Lucy and the remaining two-thirds to be delivered by Edmund and his wife Christian by the next Michaelmas, in exchange for L.50 to Lucy and L.85 to Edmund and Christian.[3]


Stackpole Court was sold outside the family, perhaps in the 19th century, and it is said was for a time owned by the Butlers of Castlecrine. The once-grand country house had fallen into ruins well before 2020, when the photograph at right was taken.


  1. Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn, History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family (Lewiston, Me., Journal Printshop and Bindery, 1920), pp. 45-46,.
  2. O'Mahony, Dr SC "Cromwellian Transplantation From Limerick, 1653" pp. 35 & 48
  3. Transcripts of memorial of deeds, transcripts and wills, images compiled on, film #008081212, image 236 of 635, No. 15485 in original, image viewed and abstracted on 7 Apr 2020.


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