Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bury (Little Island & Curraghbridge)

A branch of the Bury family, Earls of Charleville, descended from Phineas Bury of Little Island, county Cork, fifth son of John Bury of Shannon Grove, county Limerick. "Irish Family Records" records Thomas fourth son of John Bury as "of Curraghbridge". At the time of Griffith's Valuation Phineas Bury of Little Island and Curraghbridge, Adare, county Limerick, held 3 townlands in the parish of Adare, barony of Kenry, including Curraghbridge. Phineas died in 1853. Eliza Bury [his widow] held land in the parish of Little Island from the Earl of Limerick at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s their son Phineas Bury of Little Island, Queenstown, county Cork, owned 603 acres in county Limerick and 890 acres in county Cork. Phineas Bury's uncle the Reverend Robert Bury of Carrigrenane, county Cork, married Letitia Barry of Ballyclogh, county Cork, the Bury Barry family. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Reverend R. Bury held land in the parishes of Ballydeloher and Little Island, barony of Barrymore.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Curraghbridge Curraghbridge Adare Croom Adare North 1 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R452 475
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Killora Lodge Killahora Caherlag Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W783 737
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Toureen Lodge/Ashbourne Johnstown Carrigtohill Middleton Carrigtohill 270 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W776 733
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 80
Brooklodge House Ballyvisteale Demesne Ballydeloher Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W755 759
OS Sheet: 80
Discovery map: 64
Brookville Brookville Ballydeloher Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W754 762
OS Sheet: 64
Discovery map: 80
Carrigrenan Carrigrenan Little Island Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W770 707
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Little Island House Wallingstown Little Island Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W743 720
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Ballinderrig Courtstown Little Island Cork Caherlag 107 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W768 724
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Bury of Cromleholm, Shannon Grove & Curraghbridge, Co Limerick, Earls of Charleville, of Mt Pleasant, Little Island & Carrigrenane, Co Cork & Derryluskan, Co Tipperary, 1666-1868. GO MS 179:313-316; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to William Pennefather Arthur Forbes Phineas Bury of Curraghbridge, Co Limerick & Carrigrenane, Little Island, Co Cork, only son of William Phineas Bury of Carrigrenane, 19 Nov 1896. GO MS 110:209-210; National Library of Ireland
  • Bond of indemnity by Phineas Bury, Little Island House, Co Cork to the Great Southern & Western Railway Co for £2,200. 8 Aug 1881. 999/469; National Archives of Ireland
  • S. Gordon & Son, solicitor's collection, includes John Bury's Commission of Peace for Limerick, 1730 & marriage settlement of John Bury of Cork & Rebecca Beare, widow, 1762. M.2296 & D.18258 Small Accs Index 103 ; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources