Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Croker (Quartertown)

Major Henry Croker of Quarterstown, county Cork was the fifth son of John Croker of Ballynaguarde, county Limerick. In 1793, Henry married Harriet, daughter and heiress of Arthur Dillon of Quarterstown, county Cork and they had five sons. Over 3000 acres owned by John and Henry Dillon Croker, in the barony of Glanarought, county Kerry, the estate of Quartertown, Mallow, county Cork and houses in the city of Limerick, were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in January 1851. The Freeman's Journal gives details of the purchasers. Some of the Kerry property was occupied by the Orpen estate and it is clear that a legal dispute on the subject had occurred in the 1840s. Part of Quartertown Lower, including Wilton, was purchased by Kingsmill Brady in 1851 and was advertised for sale again in November 1876. In the 1870s John D. Croker owned 33 acres in the county. Richard Welstead Croker generally known as "Boss Croker" was a nephew of John D. Croker.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cloontoo Ardtully Kilgarvan Kenmare Kilgarvan 49 Glanarought Kerry OSI Ref: V974729
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Quartertown House Quartertown Lower Mourneabbey Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W541 979
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Wilton Quartertown Lower Mourneabbey Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W547 978
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Croker, 28 January 1851, Vol 5, MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Brady, 7 Nov 1876, Vol 126 (5), MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Croker family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Major Henry Croker and Harriet, his wife, daughter of Arthur Dillon of Quarterstown, Co. Cork, which Henry was the fifth son of John Croker of Ballynagarde in Co. Limerick, and to the grandson of the said Henry, being Richard Welsted Croker of Glencairn, Co. Dublin, second surviving son of Eyre Coote Croker by Frances Welsted, Feb. 20, 1905. GO Ms.111, pp.161-2 ; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources