Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Drew (Rockfield & Mocollop Castle)

This family were a junior branch of the Drews of Drewscourt, county Cork and held land in counties Waterford and Kerry. This was primarily due to a marriage in 1752 between Francis Drew of Mocollop, county Waterford and Arabella Godfrey of Kilcolman and Bushfield, county Kerry. The representatives of John Drew were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilbonane, barony of Magunihy at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The Drew property at Rockfield was being administered by Alicia Wherland in the early 1860s. Sarah Drew held several townlands in the parish of Kilgarrylander, barony of Trughanacmy, at the same time. Rev. Browning Drew was the owner of over 600 acres and Rev. Pierce Drew the proprietor of over 500 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. Barry Drew, of Flowerhill, Lismore, owned over 1500 acres in county Waterford at that time. An offer was made by the Congested Districts Board on over 700 acres of the Drew estate in Kerry in 1914. The Irish Tourist Association survey of the 1940s indicates that Dr. Drew, owner of the Waterford estate, resided principally in North Africa.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Meanus House Meanus Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q978103
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 71
Kiltallagh Glebe Meanus Kiltallagh Tralee Kiltallagh 158 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q840036
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Rockfield Rockfield Middle Kilbonane Killarney Rockfield Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V881986
OS Sheet: 57
Discovery map: 78
Brooklodge Brooklodge Youghal Youghal Youghal Rural 339 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X083 790
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81
Heathfield Towers Muckridge Youghal Youghal Youghal Rural 339 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X085 793
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81
Flowerhill House (Waterford) Flowerhill Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyduff Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: W989996
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 81
Mocollop Castle Mocollop Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Mocollop Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: W935994
OS Sheet: 19
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Wherland, 2 July 1872, Vol 107, MRGS 39/049, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Drew of Rockfield and other places in England and Ireland, c.1450-1839. Genealogical Office Ms.174, 82-99. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Drew of Ballinlote, county Kilkenny, of Rockfield, Fermoy, Cargeen, Ballintobber and Youghal, county Cork & Drewscourt, Flowerhill and Flagmount, county Limerick. c.1480-1839. Genealogical Office Ms. 93, 1-17. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Drew/Wherland, 2 July 1862, Vol 66, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • A. Powell, solicitor's collection, includes will & probate of Francis Drew of Mocollop, Co Waterford, 1840. Small Accs Index 1/743. T.5200; National Archives of Ireland
  • Papers of the Lucas Family, Co Offaly (including papers of the Drews of Drewscourt, Cos Waterford & Limerick, & the Ryans of Ballymackeogh, Co Tipperary), 17th-19th centuries. LE37; James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Account of George Dixon, Soap and Candle Works, Upper Erne Street, Dublin with Miss Drew, of Flower Hill, Co. Waterford, [?at school in 2, Ely Place, Dublin, 26 Nov. 1861. Ms. 24,194 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Coshmore and Coshbride.; Waterford County Library

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Modern printed sources