Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Godfrey (Kilcolman)

According to Smith, the first Godfrey to settle in Kerry was John, who was granted an estate under the Act of Settlement in the reign of Charles II. The Irish Tourist Association surveyor in the early 1940s suggests that Sir John came from Romney in Kent. Sir William Godfrey was the holder of many townlands in the parish of Kilcolman at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He also leased lands in the parishes of Killorglin and Kiltallagh. In 1854, over 7000 acres of the Cronin estate, in which Sir William Godfrey and hs wife Maria Teresa had an interest, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Further property, mostly in county Cork, was offered for sale in October of the same year. Sir John Godfrey's estate in county Kerry amounted to almost 6000 acres in the 1870s as well as over 100 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Flesk Cottage Poulnamuck Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V967892
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78
Abbeylands or The Abbey Abbeylands Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q813007
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Kilburn House Kilburn Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q811003
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Kilcolman Abbey Kilcolman Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q824007
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Rathpoge Rathpoge West Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q821015
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Glen Ellen (Kilcolman) Killaclohane Kilcolman Killarney Milltown 84 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q822014
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Anna Annagh Kiltallagh Tralee Kiltallagh 158 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q830037
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71
Laharan House Laharan Kiltallagh Kiltallagh Kiltallagh Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q835054
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • 18th-19th cent: deeds and papers. Contact National Library of Ireland; Private Possession
  • 18th-19th cent: papers, contact National Archives, UK; Private Possession
  • Godfrey Estate Maps, 1750. ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Pedigree of Godfrey of Bushfield and Anna, county Kerry, c.1650-1806. Genealogical Office Ms.112, 150-51. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Godfrey of Bushfield, c.1750-1806. Genealogical Office Ms.112, 118. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cronin, Coltsmann, Godfrey, 13 July 1854, Vol 30, MRGS 39/0013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cronin, Coltsmann, Godfrey, 10 October 1854, Vol 30, MRGS 39/0013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy will & probate of Thomas Baron Ventry (1825) & court records re Godfrey & Blennerhassett lands & fisheries, c 1667-1869. Small Accessions Index 1/141, T.878-879; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, 1942-43: Parish of Milltown (Godfrey House); Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources