Rapla was a Freeman home in the 18th century and was inhabited for a time by the Otways, Phoebe Otway having married Daniel Freeman of Rapla. Wilson, writing in 1786, refers to Rapla as the seat of Mr. Willington. Jonathan Willington, younger brother of John of Killoskehane, was residing at Rapla in 1814 and William Cooper Crawford in 1837. William Cooper Crawford married Sophia Morgan [nee Willington] as her second husband. By the early 1850s John Tuthill was resident holding the house valued at £42+ from William Cooper Crawford. The sale rental of 1850 describes Rapla as a first class house held on a lease for 7 years from the Court of Chancery to John Tuthill. This house no longer exists.