BRETT NOTES and COUNTY SLIGO LIBRARIAN JOHN McTERNAN's RESEARCH

 

 (COUNTY SLIGO BRETT NOTES — MISCELLANEOUS NOTES BY JOHN McTERNAN — Mr. McTernan was formerly Sligo County Librarian —

 

1876 Brett Estate of Henry and John Brett. Lands of Tullyashammer and houses in Tubercurry {Likely John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

Aug 1890 Brett Henry of Dunowla [Kilmacshalgan]. Obit. Agent for Hillas property and vice-chairman of DWPLG. {husband of Catherine Rutledge, son of James Brett and Catherine Coulter.}

Feb 1886 Brett Obit of Andrew Brett only surviving son of late John Brett of Tubercurry. {This is probably John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

1880 Brett John of Tubercurry Civil Bill Officer and Est. officer. {probably John Brett 1822-1907 husband of Catherine Walker and Cecelia Brett.}

1938 Brett Obit in Washington of Thomas Irwin Brett son of Charles Brett of Achonry. career. 24 Sept 1938 Sligo Independent.

c 1851 John Brett of Tubercurry address Streamstown [Achonry] agent of Henry Irwin. {probably John Brett 1822-1907 husband of Catherine Walker and Cecelia Brett.}

1851George Brett surveys part of Irwin Estate. {might be George who emigrated to USA with Amelia Cuffe.}

1860 Brett Henry Co. Surveyor for Wicklow, brother of John Brett Tubercurry. {This is probably John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

1851 {note: actually 1859} Henry Brett of Dunowla weds Catherine d. William Rutledge.

1757 Brett Bernard of Carrowcully [Carrowcauly, or Earlsfield . Emlaghfad] will 16 June 1756 proved 1757. no children.

1763 William Brett married Elizabeth Brett niece of Lord Taaffe. McDonagh MSS Vol. 2

1873 Brett Henry Brett CE to Wicklow, native of Ballymote area. {This is probably brother of John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

1875 Obit of Henry Brett c/son of late John Brett of Tubercurry aged 23. {This is probably John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

1872 Brett Brett v. Mullarky. John Brett was son of late John Brett of. Agent for Nolon Estate. Henry another son. {This is probably John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

1871 Brett Obit in Boston of Patrick Brett secretary of Waterbury and aged 54. native of Tubercurry. His brother has large holdings in Tubercurry, another Co. surveyor, Limerick. {This brother is probably John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”. Brother Henry was surveyor in Wicklow, not Limerick.}

1907 Brett Obit of John Brett of Achonry for decades land agent to Beatty and Richard Phibbs (Dublin) also Civil Bill Officer for area. Sons John, Henry, Thomas. Son in law John and Alice McCloghry. . {probably John Brett 1822-1907 husband of Catherine Walker and Cecelia Brett.}

1865 Brett Obit of Mary Brett of Tubercurry daughter of John Brett large family. {cannot find Mary Brett died Tubercurry 1865!}

1871 Brett John Cooke Tubercurry married daughter of John Brett, merchant died May 1871, estate of 7000 pounds. {Probably Elinor Brett, sister of John Brett, and daughter of John Brett whose tombstone is in Achonry cathedral graveyard.}

1879? Brett. Obit of Mrs John Cooke, daughter of John Brett, an old and much respected inhabitant of Tubercurry. . {Probably Elinor Brett, sister of John Brett, and daughter of John Brett whose tombstone is in Achonry cathedral graveyard.}

Brett Jasper Brett, son-in-law of Sir. Wm. Taaffe came from Dublin and settled in Rathdooney. Built Tower House in Derroon.

Brett John Brett Tubercurry (RC) agent for Nolon. Obit prior to sons John and Henry Brett. {This is probably John Brett 1807-1871, page 310 of “A Sligo Miscellany”}

Bretts of Dunowla. Vault, Kilmacshalgan C of I. {Wish that I knew where this is!}

Brett Dudley Brett married Miss Taaffe.

c. 1700 Jasper Brett of Sligo received goods from Prior P. McDonagh (Sligo Abbey). MacDonagh MSS XIV.

 

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  • (Estate) Brett (Tobercurry) – The Brett family acted as land agents in the Tobercurry area dealing with land in the parishes of Achonry and Kilmacteige. John Brett, land agent, gave evidence before the Devon Commission on land holding in July 1844. From Griffith’s Valuation it would appear that John Brett leased property from the Wynne, Taaffe, Ormsby and Wingfield estates in the Baronies of Lyney and Corran. He was also leasing a house in the town of Tobercurry to the value of £16 15s from the Irwin estate. John and Henry Brett are recorded as owning over 1500 acres in county Sligo in the 1870s. In 1876 over 400 acres of the Brett estate was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court including lands at Tullycusheenmore, barony of Leyny and houses in the town of Tobercurry. The family vault is in Achonry Graveyard where a John Brett was laid to rest in 1871.

 

  • (Estate) Brett (Killasser) – By 1876 Henry Brett a civil engineer with addresses in counties Dublin and Wicklow, owned 1322 acres in the parish of Killasser, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. A very small amount of untenanted land in the townland of Cullin part of the former Nolan Ferrall estate still belonged to his representatives in 1906.

 

  • (House) Tobercurry – John Brett was leasing a house in the town of Tobercurry to the value of £17 from the Irwin estate at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. Much development has taken place in the vicinity since then.

 

  • (Estate) O’Connor (Corsallagh) – The lands at Corsallagh were originally part of the Farrell estate but were leased by the O’Connor family. In the 17th century this may have been part of an O’Hara estate. In May 1866 Charles and Daniel O’Connor offered some of the lands at Corsallagh for sale in the Landed Estates Court. McTernan notes that it was purchased by John Brett of Tubbercurry. The Irish Times reports that he paid over £4000 for it. The lands were later divided by the Land Commission.

 

  • (House) Gleneask Lodge & Cottage – At the time of Griffith’s Valuation, John Brett was leasing over 500 acres and a herd’s house valued at £4, from John Taaffe, at Tullaghaglas, barony of Leyny. Lewis records Glenesk, in Kilmacteige parish, as a seat of the Taaffe family, in 1837. This is Gleneask Cottage, still extant and occupied. McTernan indicates that this property was built by the Irish Waste Lands Improvement Society, when they leased the Taaffe estate in the 1830s. In 1866, when the property was offered for sale, “Gleneask House” was described as being situated in “most romantic scenery”. McTernan writes that this latter property was a hunting lodge built by the Taaffes in the 1850s and demolished in the 1930s

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