Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Freeman

In the 1770s Edward Deane, son of Joseph Deane and Jane Freeman, inherited the estates of his mother's family the Freemans of Castle Cor, county Cork, and took the additional name of Freeman. His grandson also named Edward Deane Freeman owned estates in both counties Cork (mainly in the barony of Duhallow) and Kerry in the early 1850s and a small amount of land at Baggotstown West, parish of Knockainy, county Limerick. The Ordnance Survey Name Books record Edward Deane Freeman as the proprietor of townlands in the parish of Brosna, county Kerry. The Freeman estates amounting to over 1200 acres in county Kerry, over 4,000 acres in county Cork and over 450 acres in county Limerick plus tithe rent charges were offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates' Court between June 1850 and July 1851. The properties in the barony of Dunkerron South, county Kerry, were occupied by the Taylor and Strange families. Dunkerron House, occupied by the Taylors, was still being leased from the Freeman estate at the time of Griffith's Valuation. 238 acres at Baggotstown West, county Limerick were advertised for sale in March 1852 and again in November when about 2,500 acres of the county Cork estate were also put on the market. This sale included the house and demesne of Castlecor. The rental contains a lithograph of the house. The Freemans of Ballymague, parish of Caherduggan, barony of Fermoy, county Cork, were a junior branch of the Freeman family of Castlecor.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Parkgariffe Claddanure West Templenoe Kenmare Reen 45 Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V891713
OS Sheet: 93
Discovery map: 78
Dunkerron House Dunkerron Templenoe Kenmare Reen 45 Dunkerron South Kerry OSI Ref: V883704
OS Sheet: 92
Discovery map: 78
Castlecor Castlecor Demesne Kilbrin Kanturk Castlecor 160 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R445 067
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73
Glenshelane Cottage Lyre East Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Cappoquin 60 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: S114011
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 74

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Freeman, 4 June 1850, Vol 1, MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Freeman, 24 January 1851, Vol 5, MRGS 39/002, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Freeman, 31 July 1851, Vol 10, MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Freeman, 19 Mar 1852, Vol 14 (20), MRGS 39/002 & 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Freeman, 26 Nov 1852, Vol 19 (28), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of Kilreely & part of Oldtown, Co Limerick, belonging to William Freeman, 1725. 16 H 22(10); National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Freeman, 27 June 1851, Vol 10 (37), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bruce & Freeman, (Knockanroe East), 19 Mar 1870, Vol 96 (23), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Maps of Knockballymartin, Curragh, Ballyhesty etc, Co. Cork, the property of E. D. Freeman. 1836. 15 B. 14 (1-5) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of part of Ballymcpierse, the property of Edward Deane Freeman, of Castle Cor (Co. Cork), now in the possession of Daniel Connell. Done by Patrick Curtin of Kilbrin. (c. 1845). 15 B. 13 (33) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of Arms to Edward Dean to take and use the surname and Arms of Freeman pursuant of the will of his uncle, Mathew Freeman of Castle Cor, Co. Cork, Jan. 20, 1784. GO MS 103: 94; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Herbert/Freeman, 26 February 1864, Vol 71, MRGS 39/039, (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
  • O'Connor & Dudley, solicitor's collection, includes dees re Ballymague & Summer Park, Co Cork, 1759-1871. Small Accs. Index 66, D.8986-9005; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources