- A Shropshire family who were established at Caherline, county Limerick by the end of the 17th century. The senior branch of this family remained at Caherline throughout the following two centuries while junior branches settled at Mountminnett, High Park, Strand House and in county Clare. [The evidence seems to suggest that the Gabbetts originally lived in the townland of Caherline, parish of Ballybrood and then in a house called Caherline at Lisnagry near Limerick city]. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Henry Gabbett held an estate in the parish of Ballybrood, barony of Clanwilliam. In the 1870s his son Richard J. Gabbett of Caherline owned just over a thousand acres in county Limerick. The Mountminnett branch of the family were descended from John Gabbett third son of William Gabbett of Caherline. In 1713 John married Mary Apjohn and their descendants, successive generations named William, continued to live at Mountminnett into the late 19th century when William Gabbett of Mountminnett is recorded as owning 397 acres.
- The Norcott family lived at Doneraile in county Cork, see http://www.iol.ie/~nodonnel/gentleman'svillage.htm
Maunsell writes that the Norcotts were originally from Devon and that a branch of the family settled in Ireland in the mid 17th century. The family name was originally spelt Northcote. Members of the early generations were clergymen. By the mid 18th century a branch of the family was established at Springfield. Hugh Norcott of Springfield married Anne Godsell of Mooretown, county Limerick, sister of Amos Godsell of Sunville. Their youngest son, Amos, married Harriett Gordon, a niece of 1st Lord Rossmore. General Sir Amos Godsell Robert Norcott was their only son. He had a distinguished military career and died in 1838. By the time of Griffith's Valuation James Norcott held about 300 acres in the parish of Buttevant. In the 1870s James Norcott of Ballybeg owned 210 acres and Arthur Norcott of Park [North] owned 275 acres in county Cork. In January 1863 an estate of 571 acres at Baggotstown, barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick, was advertised for sale by the owners Mary Norcott and John Spiers Morgan in whom the interest of Thomas Spiers Gabbett had become vested. In 1717 William Gabbett of Caherline, county Limerick, had married Mary, daughter of Thomas Spiers of Baggotstown, county Limerick. Thomas Spiers Gabbett was their second son. He married twice and had children with both wives. Houses in Patrick Street, Limerick, the estate of Hugh Thomas Norcott were advertised for sale in January 1867. The lands of Newgrove, part of the lands of Slievedotia, 275 acres in the barony of Barretts, the estate of William Norcott, was advertised for sale in December 1869. Newgrove was bought by Nathaniel Wynne and advertised for sale again in November 1885.