Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Collis

The Collis family seem to have become established in county Kerry after the Cromwellian settlement and rose to prominence in the county as a number of them served as High Sheriff. The Ordnance Survey Name Books indicate that Stephen Collis acted as agent for the Earls of Listowel. In the 1870s the estate of Stephen Collis of Tierclea, Tarbert amounted to over 3500 acres. The estate of William Collis, of Lismore, barony of Trughanacmy, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court, in May 1851. A further 299 acres of Collis lands in the same barony were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in April 1871. In 1863, part of the estate of John Collis, including lands at Barrow, houses in Tralee and the rental of townlands in teh barony of Coshlea, county Limerick, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. In 1906 terms had been arranged by the Congested Districts Board for the purchase of over 8800 acres of the Collis-Sandes estate in county Kerry.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Barrow House Barrow Ardfert Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q738180
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Kent Lodge Ballugarran Ballynahaglish Tralee Ballynahaglish 169 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q780151
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 71
Oakpark or Collis-Sandes House Killeen Tralee Tralee Tralee Rural 173 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q846163
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Lismore Lismore Ratass Tralee Ratass 166 Trughanacmy Kerry OSI Ref: Q869177
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 71
Fortwilliam Fortwilliam O'Dorney Tralee Abbeydorney 129 Clanmaurice Kerry OSI Ref: Q823247
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 71
Leslie Lodge or Shanaway Shanaway East Kilnaughton Listowel Tarmon 128 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R075455
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 64
Tieraclea Lodge Tieraclea Upper Kilnaughton Listowel Tarbert 127 Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: R076462
OS Sheet: 9
Discovery map: 64
Gurtenard Listowel Listowel Listowel Listowel Urban Iraghticonnor Kerry OSI Ref: Q993335
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 63

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Collis, 20 May 1851, Vol 7, MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Collis, 28 April 1871, Vol 101, MRGS 39/047, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of the arms of Collis to the descendents of William Collis of Lisdoge, county Kerry, 1903. Genealogical Office Ms. 111, 138-9. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Falkiner Sandes Collis, son of Stephen Collis of Tiernaclea & Margaret Sandes, of Oakpark, on his assuming the name Collis Sandes. Genalogical Office Ms. 109, 419-420. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of statement of expenses of Christopher Collis for attendance at whippings in county Kerry, 1808-09. Ms.13,631 (3). ; National Library of Ireland
  • Rowan Papers: Miscellaneous legal papers relating to the Collis family mainly concerning lands at Tubrid, 1791-1826. Ms.20,612. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease of lands of Kilcolgan, Co Kerry, Stephen Edward Collis to John Enright, 22 Jan 1883. Longfield, Kelly & Armstrong solicitors' collection, Small Accessions Index 47, D.14954; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Collis, 6 November 1863, Vol 70, MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Monteagle Papers: relating to the estates of the Spring & Rice families in Cos Kerry and Limerick, include many references to the Collis family of Cos Kerry & Dublin, 1669-1925. Small Accs Index 58, Co.1299-1320, 1420-1, D.6633-6851a, 7988-7993. M.497-501, 524; National Archives of Ireland
  • Fred Sutton solicitor's collection, includes testamentary papers re William Collis, Kent Lodge and Catherine Collis, Tralee, 1855-1856. T.4988 & T.4995; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources