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Peacocke [Ireland Visitation, Vol. 6]
George Peacocke of Longford (son of James Peacocke of Limerick, by Margaret his wife, dau. of John Monsell, Mayor of Limerick, by Margaret his wife, dau. of Terence Magrath of Nenagh, co. Tipperary); M.D. of Trinity College, Dublin; died, aged 58, a April, bur. at Longford 5 April 1835. M.I = Catherine Maria, dau. of Joseph Ferguson of Oatlands, Queen's County; died at Kingstown, co. Dublin, aged 89, 20 June, bur. at Dean's Grange, co. Dublin, 22 June 1889. M.I. Admon was granted in the Principal Registry, Dublin, 14 September 1889, to Rev. William James Peacocke of Upton Vicarage, Southwell, co. Nottingham, and Rev. Joseph Perguson Peacocke of Monkstown, co. Dublin, the legatees in trust

Griffith's Valuation of Ireland

28 Jun 1853
Occupier Lessor Townland Parish
Thomas Ringwood Joseph Ferguson, Esq. Rathmoyle Abbeyleix
Joseph Ferguson, Esq. Viscount De Vesci Rathmoyle Abbeyleix
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"The parish (Abbeyleix) comprises 11,974 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act: there are about 400 acres of bog and 300 of woodland; the soil is in general light and sandy, and the system of agriculture is improving. Limestone of very good quality abounds, and is quarried for building and for burning into lime; there is also a curious freestone quarry, and excellent potters' clay is found here. The gentlemen's seats are Abbey Leix, the residence of Viscount de Vesci, a spacious and handsome mansion, pleasantly situated in a demesne of about 1135 statute acres, embellished with thriving plantations and with timber of stately growth; Bellview, of W. Bell, Esq., Thornberry, of Capt. Croker; Farmley, of - Roe, Esq.; Rathmoyle House, of E. B. Handock, Esq.; and Oatlands, of J. Ferguson, Esq."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary (1837)

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