Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Samuel Butcher was leasing the Danesfort estate from the Colthurst family in the nineteenth century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Reverend Samuel Butcher was leasing land from the Earl of Shannon in the parish of Clonmeen, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. In June 1863 the 733 acre estate of Samuel Butcher, Richard George Butcher, John Barlow Butcher, Arthur Butcher and of their trustees at Kilmackarane , barony of Duhallow, was advertised for sale. In the 1870s the Right Reverend Dr Butcher of Ardbraccan House, Navan, owned 733 acres in county Cork. Property in county Kerry owned by Dr Butcher was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1874 but the sale was adjourned due to insufficient bidding.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Danesfort Listymurrough Killarney Killarney Killarney Rural 71 Magunihy Kerry OSI Ref: V977887
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 78

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Butcher of Bedfordshire, Devon, Cork and Danesfort, Killarney, c.1690-1851. Genealogical Office Ms.179, 210-213. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Butcher, 30 June 1863, Vol 68 (72), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Butcher, 6 Nov 1874, Vol 117, MRGS 39/053, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland

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