Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Crosbie (Ballyheige)

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. Pierce and Margaret Crosbie were among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballyheige, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The representatives of Pierce Crosbie held several townlands in the parish of Aghavallen, barony of Iraghticonnor, at the same time. The representatives of James Crosbie held several townlands in the parish of Killehenny in the same barony. 435 acres of James Crosbie's estate had been offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in July 1850. In 1859, lands in the baronies of Clanmaurice and Iraghticonnor, formerly in the hands of Francis McDonnell Crosbie, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The Ballyheige estate amounted to over 13,000 acres in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyheige Castle Ballyheige Ballyheige Tralee Ballyheige 131 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q748285
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 71
Ballyheige Glebe Buncurrig Ballyheige Tralee Ballyheige 131 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q758281
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 71
Rusheen House Rusheen Aghavallen Listowel Carrig Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q994462
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 71

Archival sources

  • Crosbie Estate (Ballyheigue) Rentals (1857-58, 1866, 1869, 1890, 1892, 1899-1908, 1915-‘17), Legal Papers (mostly 1900-‘25), Tenant Purchase Loans Account Book, 1904. ; Kerry Library, Local History & Archives Section
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Crosbie, 2 July 1850, Vol 2, MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Crosbie of Ballyheige and others, Genealogical Office Ms. 810, 23. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: Nineteenth century copies of Crosbie family correspondence, c.1627-1735, particularly re robbery of Lady Margaret Crosbie's house, 1731. Ms.20,600. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), McDonnell Crosbie, 10 November 1859, Vol 57, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources