On Thursday, April 30, 1998 7:00:00 PM UTC+12, Tom Magness wrote:French family when I emigrated to New Zealand where I still reside. The property was charming and impressive but it was always difficult to research the history in the days before the internet. Harry Devonish, Christchurch, New Zealand
Seeking information about the lineage of my great, great grandfather,
Robert Shapland Carew, of Wodenston (Woodinstown), co. Tipperary, born
in 1819, died 14 April 1889 and was buried in Mt. Jerome Cemetery,
Woodinstown is located in Knockgraffon parish, in the barony of Middlethird, co. Tipperary, province of Munster, four miles south of
Cashel on the road to Cahir, comprised of 459 acres (OS Parish List
His wife, Euphemia Gordon, daughter of Rev. Thomas Gordon of Clonmel,
born 29 October 1829, died 21 February 1864 and was buried in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Ontario, Canada.
He was J. P. for Wodenston, co. Tipperary. He went to Canada sometime before 1850 with his wife and his sister, Mary Ann and her husband,
Thomas Armstrong, to grant lands for the King of England.
He returned to Ireland upon the decease of his father, Joseph, who died October 1873, to take possession of Grangebarry and other lands in co. Tipperary.
Joseph Carew was the 2nd son of Robert Carew the elder of Meadowstown Castle, Wodenston, who died in 1806, and heir to his brother, Robert
Carew the younger, who died 20 Oct 1872 at the age of 82.
Does anyone have information about the link between Robert Shapland
Carew of Woodinstown, co. Tipperary, and Robert Shapland Carew of Castleboro, co. Wexford?
Thanks for your help.
I don't have anything to add to the historical facts laid out above. I did however own the old residence of Woodinstown Castle for about 10 years from about 1975 until 1985 (approx) and did a lot of work to make the place habitable. It was sold to a
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