Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Oliver (Kerry & Cork)

The first of the Oliver family, originally from Kent, to hold lands in the south of Ireland was Robert Oliver, a Cromwellian officer, granted lands in the baronies of Clanmaurice, county Kerry and Coshlea, county Limerick, in the 1660s. Rev. Robert Oliver was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballymacelligott, barony of Trughanacmy and Killury, barony of Clanmaurice, county Kerry, at the time of Griffith's valuation. Silver Oliver was holding several townlands in the parish of Kilmoyly, in the same barony. Maj. Oliver's estate also held townlands in the parish of Kilshenane. In the 1830s the Ordnance Survey Name Books record Henry Oliver of Tralee as agent to the estate of Mrs. York, in the barony of Magunihy. In 1866 and again in 1868, premises in the town of Tralee, the property of Robert and Henry Oliver, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The Irish Times reports that some of these were bought by Edward Murphy and by Mr. Scott, in trust. The representatives of Maj. Oliver of county Cork held over 1300 acres in county Kerry in the 1870s. The estate of Richard Silver Oliver, of Tadcastle, Yorkshire, consisted of over 4000 acres in county Kerry as well as almost 200 in county Waterford and over 100 in county Kilkenny.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Listrim House Listrim Ardfert Tralee Clogherbrien 171 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q778181
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Toanreagh Toanreagh Ballyheige Tralee Ballynorig 132 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q775292
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 71
Drommartin Drommartin Rattoo Listowel Drommartin 102 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q851312
OS Sheet: 15
Discovery map: 63
Myross Cottage Bawnlahan Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W202348
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Deeds relating to the property of the Oliver family in county Kerry, 1667-1784. D.18,989-19,010. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Oliver, 29 November 1866, Vol 83, MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Oliver, 12 June 1868, Vol 90, MRGS 39/044, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''Irish Times'': Landed Estates Court Sale reports, 30 November 1866, p.4. 13 June 1868, p.4