Identity Statement

Reference Code: P20/
Title: Barry Family Papers
Dates: 1821-1931
Extent: 2 Boxes

Content & Structure

The Barry Papers relate to the Sandville branch of the family in County Limerick, particularly James Grene Barry (1841-1929) and his antiquarian interests and professional activities. The collection has been divided thematically into four series. 

Series A comprises early twentieth-century notes on family history, tracing the history of the Sandville and other branches of the family to Elizabethan times. They include handwritten copies of leases, mortgages and other documents, and pedigrees of the Barry and other families. 

Series B contains press cuttings, printed circulars and correspondence relating to James Greene Barry's activies in objection to Gladstone's Home Rule Bill of 1893. 

Series C contains items relating to the Barry estates and the financial affairs of the family. It also contains documents reflecting the professional activites as estate agents of James Grene Barry and his son James Thomas Barry, and the effects on local landowning families of the various Land Acts passed in the early twentieth century.

Series D contains five documents relating to the Shine family of Coolyhenan, County Limerick, many of whom served as Justices of the Peace for County Limerick in the late nineteeth century. The reason for their presence among the Barry Papers has not been ascertained

Conditions of Access & Use

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

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