Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lysaght/MacLysaght (Hazlewood & Raheen)

The MacLysaght or Lysaght family were mainly located in county Clare in the 17th century. In 1749 William Lysaght of Shandangan, county Clare, married Elizabeth Knight of Ballynoe, county Cork, and they had a "pretty little thatched cottage" at Clogheen, parish of Caherduggan, county Cork. Their eldest son, William Lysaght of Fort William, Doneraile, county Cork, married Catherine Royse of Ballinvirig, county Limerick, in 1791. In 1819 William Lysaght, eldest son of William and Catherine, married Frances, daughter of William Atkins of Fountainville and Hazlewood, county Cork. It was by this marriage that the Lysaghts acquired Hazlewood. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William Lysaght held an estate in the parish of Caherduggan, barony of Fermoy. [The representatives of William Lysaght held almost 2,000 acres at Meentinny East and West, parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, at the same time]. His main tenants were James Foote, Tim Hennessy and Reverend Freeman Crofts. In June 1863 the estate of Henry Lysaght at Clogheen and Neewtown, barony of Fermoy, amounting to 568 acres, was advertised for sale and the Croft interest in Clogheen was offered for sale in 1870. In the 1870s William Lysaght of Hazlewood owned 2,252 acres in county Cork. William's second son, Sidney Royse Lysaght, bought Raheen and 600 acres near Scarriff, county Clare in 1908. He built new entrance gates to the house and put on a new roof. S. R. Lysaght was the father of Edward MacLysaght (1887-1986), the well known genealogist and Chief Herald. In June 1876 the estate of James Lysaght [third son of William and Catherine Lysaght], at Cloongown, barony of Duhallow and Lodge, barony of Fermoy, county Cork and at Ballyrobin, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary, was advertised for sale. The Irish Times reported the sale of some lots to James Creed Meredith, Reverend J. Sullivan (Tullyease House, Charleville) and James Delacour. Colonel Grove White's notes contain a large amount of Lysaght family history.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Raheen Raheen Tomgraney Scarriff Scarriff 136 Tulla Upper Clare OSI Ref: R658 831
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 58
Fort William House Bealduvroga Rathkeale Rathkeale Ballingarry 7 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R418 376
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 65
Elmvale Baltydaniel East Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R547 037
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Clogheen Clogheen Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R567 068
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Hazlewood Twopothouse Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R555 045
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Beechmount Lodge Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R537 002
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 73
Carrigmore House (Kinneigh) Dromidiclogh West Kinneigh Dunmanway Kinneigh 115 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W313541
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association Survey File, Parish of Kilnoe, 1940s, Clare East 12.; Clare County Library
  • Abstracts of wills & other documents re Lysaght, Royse, Davis, Honan, Atkins & other families, 17th-19th centuries. Dr E. MacLysaght Collection, Small Accessions Index 52, T.1696, Co.1014, M.372; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Macgillysacht, Lysaght & McLysaght of Cos Limerick, Clare & Cork & of Kansas city & Australia, c 1595-1943. GO MS 175: 517-522; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms, later cancelled, to descendants of William Lysaght of Fort William & to his great grandson Sidney Royce Lysaght of Mintinna, Newmarket, eldest son of Thomas R. Lysaght, second son of William Lysaght of Hazelwood, all in Co Cork with descent from William Lysaght granted in 1678 lands of Feakle, Co Clare, 6 Dec 1904. GO MS 111: 159-160; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of certificate of arms to Edward MacLysaght of Raheen, Tuamgraney, & to descendants of his ancestor Patrick MacLysaght/Lysaght of Tullybrackey, Co Limerick, 6 Feb 1937. GO MS 111E: 53; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lysaght, 25 June 1863, Vol 68 (58), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lysaght, 20 June 1876, Vol 124 (17), MRGS 39/056, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (Burke), Lysaght, 5 July 1853, Vol 35; National Library of Ireland
  • Confirmation of Grant of Arms to Sidney Royse Lysacht, Mintinna, Newmarket, Co. Cork, 6 Dec 1904. U317; Cork City and County Archives
  • Pedigree of Lysaght of Shandangan, c.1600 -- c.1700Genealogical Office: Ms.162, p.133 . ; National Library of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes letters of administration with will annexed of Edward Lysaght of Mallow, Co Cork, 1819. Small Accs. Index 76, T.3670 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • McLysaght Family Papers, Acc No 1281, PC 270 [& PC 12,957-12,962]; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Doneraile; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources