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Identity Statement

Reference Code: P27/
Title: The Allott Papers
Dates: 1782-1998
Extent: 11 Boxes


The Allott Papers map the history of the families who occupied Odellville near Ballingarry, county Limerick. Built in the 1770s by John Fitzcharles Odell, the property passed to the Moronys through the marriage of Helen Mary Odell to Edmund Morony in 1860. Their elder daughter, Eliza Helena, married in 1884 her cousin, Henry Vereker Lloyd Morony, while the younger daughter, Geraldine, married Henry Molony in 1889. On the death of Henry Vereker, the property passed to his only child, Helen Mary Matilda Morony, who married Edward Locke Lloyd of Heathfield, county Limerick, in 1917. Their daughter, Helen Lucia Lloyd, married in 1945 Michael Allott of Dublin and on the death of her father in 1963 the Odellville property passed to the Allotts. The couple operated a dairy farm on the estate and were founders of the Munster Herd of British Friesians in 1945. They were also active members of the National Farmers Association (later the Irish Farmers Association), their local co-operative creamery committee at Glenwilliam, and later the Golden Vale Cooperative Creamery Ltd.

Content & Structure

The collection consists of leases, mortgages, conveyances, marriage settlements and wills relating to the Odell, Morony, Lloyd and Allott families. Of particular interest are the copy will and other items relating to Helen Sophia Chenevix (1890-1963), General Secretary of the Irish Women Workers' Union (1955-1957), member of the Irish Trade Union Congress executive committee (1946-1956), and one of the first female graduates of Trinity College, Dublin. There are also extensive records relating to the dairy farm managed at Odellville from 1945 to 1994, including stock breeding and sales records, milk records and farm accounts. Other items of interest include architectural material relating to improvements carried out at Odellville between 1880 and 1900, and nineteenth-century scrapbooks and other items of Quaker interest relating to the Watson and Webb families.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access: Available by appointment
Finding Aid: Descriptive List (click on link below)

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