Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Seward (Cos Galway & Cork)

"The General Armory" records the granting of arms to Henry Osburne Seward of Lee Cottage and Douglas, county Cork and Newcastle, county Limerick. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Henry Osborne Seward held land in the parishes of Inchigeelagh, barony of West Muskerry and Carrigrohanebeg, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork. Members of the Seavers/Seward family including H.O. Seward also held land in the barony of Fermoy parishes of Rahan, Mallow and Mourneabbey and in the barony of Cork, parishes of Carrigaline and St Finbarrs. At the same time Joshua Seward was leasing almost 200 acres from James Egan at Drummaan East, barony of Leitrim, county Galway. "The Freeman's Journal" (29 Sept 1863) records the marriage of Mary daughter of Joshua W. Seward of Dromaun House, Co Galway and Henry Bentley of Shannon View, county Clare in September 1863. In the 1870s Joshua W. Seward of Rathgar, county Dublin, owned 838 acres in county Cork and 117 acres in county Limerick.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Knockbrack Drummaan East Clonrush Scariff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R772891
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59
Williamstown Hotel Drummaan South Clonrush Scariff Drummaan 132 Leitrim Galway OSI Ref: R780884
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 59
Rock Lodge Coolatanavally Carrigrohanebeg Cork Carrigrohanebeg 66 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W592 736
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 80
Bearforest Upper Bearforest Upper Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Springmount Bearforest Upper Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref:
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Rockforest Lodge Lavally Upper Rahan Mallow Rahan 255 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W603 985
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Lee Cottage Bishop's Mill Lands St Finbars Cork Bishopstown 96 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W659 712
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms being Seward quartering Osburne and Scott to Henry Osburne Seward of Lee Cottage and Douglas, Co. Cork and Newcastle, Co. Limerick, July 26, 1844. Genealogical Office: Ms.107, pp.296-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes leases of a house in Douglas, Co Cork from Henry Osborne Seward to Richard Lane & Michael Hogan, 1845 & 1847. Small Accs. Index 105, D.21,832-21,833; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources