Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Downing (Kenmare & West Cork)

Francis Downing was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kenmare at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1861 Francis Henry Downing was the petitioner in the Landed Estates Court sale of property belonging to Nathaniel Irvine, in the town of Kenmare. Francis H. Downing is recorded as the owner of over 1800 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s in addition to over 1600 acres in county Cork. McCarthy Downing, of Prospect House, Skibbereen, owned over 3400 acres in county Cork at the same time.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
The Cottage (Kenmare) Mucksna Kenmare Kenmare Kenmare 44 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V910697
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 85
Lurriga Mill Lurriga Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbury (East) Cork OSI Ref: W125349
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Irvine, 14 March 1862, Vol 64, MRGS 39/032, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Collection of miscellaneous items from the British Records Association, includes conveyance by Encumbered Estates Commissioners of lands within manor of Ballydehob, barony of West Carbery, Co Cork, to Timothy McCarthy Downing, not dated. Small Accs Index 101, D.18668; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map & survey of the lands of Bauravilla, the property of Timothy McCarthy Downing. 1854. SM623; Cork City and County Archives

Contemporary printed sources