Estate: Minchin (Greenhills & Killacolla)

  • ID: S50
  • Source Index: 40
  • Source Citation: Galway, NUI. Estate: Minchin (Greenhills & Killacolla) . http://landedestates.nuigalway.-show.jsp?id=2550 : .
  • Page: 12 January 2014
  • 12 January 2014
  • Description ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' states that William Minchin, fifth son of Charles Minchin, bought Greenhills in 1703. In November 1851 the estate of his descendant the Reverend William Minchin of Greenhills, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale. It was comprised of 2,748 acres in the baronies of Eliogarty, Upper Ormond and Ikerrin, county Tipperary and 805 acres in King's County [county Offaly]. Montague Blackett bought the 332 acres of Greenhills (see ). Griffith's Valuation records the Reverend Minchin holding land in the parishes of Holycross, barony of Eliogarty, Borrisnafarney and Cullenwaine, barony of Ikerrin. The Reverend William Minchin was married to Mary Anne Corker Wright and their second son was Edward Corker Minchin who married Sarah Anne Hutchinson of Rockforest in 1848. After the sales of Greenhills and Rockforest members of this Minchin family emigrated to New Zealand and Australia. In June 1875 the 727 acre estate of the trustee of Charles Humphrey Minchin deceased at Killacolla, parish of Kilfergus, barony of Shanid, county Limerick, was advertised for sale. The sale included several fisheries in the River Shannon. The rental records that this estate had been purchased by Charles H. Minchin in the Encumbered Estates' Court from Richard Quin Sleeman. It includes notes re the bidding and that the property was bought in trust for Colonel Gascoigne for £11,000. Lieutenant Charles Humphrey Minchin was the third son of William Minchin of Greenhills, county Tipperary. In 1817 he married Amelia Wright of Rutland, King's County (county Offaly) and they had a number of children. Green Hills(H4283) The home of a branch of the Minchin family in the 18th and for part of the 19th centuries. The house was occupied by the Reverend William Minchin in the first half of the 19th century. It was valued at £34.15 shillings at the time of Griffith's Valuation and held in fee. The sale rental of 1851 describes the house as large and commodious and in good repair. Bought by a brother of one of the Reverend Minchin's son in laws Montague Blackett. This house no longer exists. Lat/Lon: 52.88532 / -7.94949 OSI Ref: S034 816Discovery map #59.OS Sheet #22.

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