Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crosbie/Talbot-Crosbie (Ardfert)

Reverend John Crosbie, bishop of Ardfert in the early 1600s, was the common ancestor of the Crosbies of Ardfert (Earls of Glandore) and the Crosbies of Ballyheige. The lands he acquired had previously been the property of the Cantillon family. The two main branches of the family remained influential in the North Kerry area for the next 300 years. The Ardfert family received the title Earl of Glandore in the 1770s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, William Talbot Crosbie was the lessor of several townlands in the parishes of Ardfert, Kilflynn, Killahan and O'Dorney, barony of Clanmaurice. In the 1870s the Ardfert estate amounted to almost 10,000 acres.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Beaufort Beaufort Knockane Killarney Dunloe Dunkerron North Kerry OSI Ref: V881922
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 78
Dunloe Castle Dunloe Lower Knockane Killarney Dunloe 78 Dunkerron North Kerry OSI Ref: V892912
OS Sheet: 65
Discovery map: 78
Ballyard House Ballyard Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q832135
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Ballyard Ballyard Annagh Tralee Tralee Rural Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q832132
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Ballymacadam House Ballymacadam Castleisland Tralee Castleisland 152 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: R029106
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 72
Ardfert Abbey Ardfert Ardfert Tralee Ardfert 130 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q786210
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 71
Sackville House Sackville Ardfert Tralee Ardfert 130 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q792218
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 71
Tubrid House Tubrid More Ardfert Tralee Tubrid 136 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q809211
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71
Rea Rea Kilflynn Tralee Abbeydorney 129 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q901221
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 71
Farran Farran O'Dorney Tralee Abbeydorney 129 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q73230
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71
Fortwilliam Fortwilliam O'Dorney Tralee Abbeydorney 129 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q823247
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71
Abbeylands Skrillagh Ardfert Tralee Ardfert 130 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q787215
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Crosbie Papers: 1611-1894: Family and estate papers, including deeds and correspondence, 1611-1894. Ms. 3821; Trinity College Dublin
  • Family and estate correspondence and papers. PC188; National Library of Ireland
  • James D Crosbie, Land Agent, Letter Books, 1892-1909; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Rent ledger of the estate of John Crosbie of Ardfert, 1805-12. Ms. 5033. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Dairy account book from the estate of William Talbot Crosbie, 1844-52. Ms.5034.; National Library of Ireland
  • Rental of the estate of William Talbot-Crosbie in county Kerry, 1844-52. Ms.5035.; National Library of Ireland
  • Cash book in respect of the estate of William Talbot Crosbie's Kerry estate, 1847-82. Ms.5036; National Library of Ireland
  • Rent ledgers for the Kerry estate of William Talbot Crosbie, 1847-77. (Ms.5037). and 1850-1866 (Ms.5039); National Library of Ireland
  • Drainage and fencing account book of William Talbot Crosbie's estate, 1847-48. Ms.5038.; National Library of Ireland
  • General Account book of the estate of William Talbot Crosbie, 1852-56. Ms.5040. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Farm account book of William Talbot Crosbie's estate, 1856-58. Ms.5041.; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of the Blennerhassett & Eager families with some notes on the Crosbie family. compiled by F.J. Eager, 1840. Ms.4112.; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Collection: letters of Lady Arabella Denny, mainly to her sister Lady Anne Crosbie, with some letters from members of Fitzmaurice family, c.1699-1800. Ms.20, 601. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: Colpy of mortgage by John Gustavus Crosbie to the Earl of Glandore and Peter Holman, 1790. D.26,697. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by the Earl of Glandore, Jane Blennerhassett & others of property in Castleisland and Cahirnarard, to Garret Fleming & James Cotter. 1800. D.26,699. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by the Earl of Glandore & others of property in Castleisland to William Saunders, 1787. D.26,696. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: Copy of lease by Francis Crosbie to Michael Scanlan of lands at Lislaghlin, county Kerry, 1807. Ms.18,594. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds re lands in Co Kerry, Hon Maurice Crosbie & Rev Earl of Glandore, 1791. Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong solicitors' collection, Small Accessions Index 47, D.14797-14799; National Archives of Ireland
  • James Walsh Collection includes will of Anne Crosbie of city of Limerick, late of Rusheen, Co Kerry, 18 Oct 1808 & 19 Nov 1812. Small Accs. Index 49, T.2101; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources