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Article - From Sligo to Wales — the flight of Sir Charles Phibbs

"The surname Phibbs, originally a Lincolnshire family, first appears in Ireland towards the end of the sixteenth century when two brothers, both soldiers, each receive a grant of land from the Crown—William near Cork and Richard in Kilmainham, outside Dublin. Not much more is heard of the family until 1659, when a Richard Phibbs took possession of land in the baronies of Corran and Tiretagh in County Sligo. Although seen as an Ascendancy family and always under threat of attack, real or perceived, the Phibbses seem to have done well for themselves, and by the middle of the nineteenth century they had accumulated a vast amount of land in counties Sligo and Galway. From the evidence available they were always on the lookout for more land, and in 1877 Charles Phibbs purchased the townland of Doobeg, some 30 miles to the south of Sligo town."


Phipps/Phibbs Family of County Sligo, Ireland


Belmont in Northern Ireland - Lisheen House