- Originally from Herefordshire, John Nettles settled in county Waterford in the mid 17th century. He was granted land in counties Cork and Waterford by patent dated 1666. The Nettles lived at Toureen and Mahallagh, county Waterford and at Beare Forest and Nettleville, county Cork. They had marriage connections with the Ryves, Evans, Bowerman and Gibbs families. The Nettles county Cork estate was situated in the parishes of Aglish and Cannaway, barony of East Muskerry. In the 1870s Robert Nettles of Nettleville owned 1,684 acres in county Cork.