Grants of Moyne, Co Tipperary, Ireland

As discussed earlier in the Grants of Tipperary section, we can be fairly certain that this family came from Ballynabouly, Co Kilkenny in about 1665, following the Cromwellian confiscations. This tree is an attempt to follow the family at Moyne and the surrounding area, a lot of this is cojnecture using the parish and family records. The more information I am given from people, the closer to the truth we can get.

The 1665/66 and 1666/67 Hearthmoney Rolls give their first recording here:-

William Grant 1 hearth parish Moyne townland Derryfadda
(2 English & 11 Irish hearths in parish)
James Grant 1 hearth Parish Twomileborris townland Ballydavid
John Grant 2 hearth Parish Twomileborris townland Ballydavid
(O English and 25 Irish hearths in parish)
Ed Grant (or Lant?) 1 hearth Parish Thurles townland Ballycarrae

1750 Popish inhabitants of Templetouhy Parish include: James Grant & tenants 87acres

1762 The convert rolls for Co Tipperary from Catholic to Protestant show only one Grant. Patrick Grant, described as a gentleman of Thurles, on 9/7/1762. This is probably the man from Cooleny in 1773

1773 the Register of Deeds shows a transaction in 1773 (ref memorial 200790, book 303, p212), James Grant, a farmer of Moynetemple, rented for ten years at 1 per acre to John, Patrick and Honora Grant (all farmers of Cooleny) some 17 acres of land. A William Grant was witness to this document. Both Moynetemple and Cooleny are in Moyne Parish. I feel that the Loughmore Grants fit somewhere into this Moyne tree, but am not certain exactly where.

1774 William Grant of Moynetemple is listed in Cashel & Emly Administration Bonds 1774

Gravestone in Moyne churchyard

1776 list of freeholders of Co Tipperary gives 3 entries for this area -

1794 Patrick Grant (d. c.1794) of Moyne and his wife Eleanor Dwyer had three children:

1822 James Grant, 2nd son of John Grant of Derryfada, Co Tipp and Anne Max, was admitted to Kings Inn, Dublin. He is given as aged over 16 and as having been educated at Moyne, Co Tipp. His reference came from Thomas Nielan of Dublin.

1824 Tithe Commission Book lists :-

1806 - 1837 Extract from Family Records of Gortnahoe-Glengoole Parish



1846 paid poor law rate Patrick Gant of Fennor

1850 Griffiths shows 9 Catholic Grant families in the area

Moyne Patrick Grant house + 48 acres at Killornan
Moyne Bridget Grant
Twomileborris Thomas Grant
Moycarkey & Ballymurren Martin Grant
Moycarkey & Ballymurren Thomas Grant
Fennor Patrick Grant
Buolick William Grant
Killenaule Edward Grant
Kilcooly Mary Grant

1881 Patrick Grant was an Innkeeper in Moyne.

1883 list of Parnell contributors gives only one Grant in Tipperary, Michael Grant Moycarkey-Borris parish

1889 Patrick Grant listed as Spirit Retailer

The population of Moyne in 1831 was 2224. In 1834 there were 2277 Catholics and 63 Protestants. And in 1841 the population was 2584.

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