Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Morgan (Bridestown)

Peter Westropp Morgan is recorded as the eldest son of Edward Morgan of Bridestown House, county Cork, in his obituary in the ''Limerick Chronicle'' of 16 July 1895. It also states that he was a grandson of Richard Spread of Ballycannon and Springfield, county Cork and a grandnephew of the Reverend Thomas Westropp of Ballynolan. Bence Jones refers to Jonathan Morgan, a late 18th century wine merchant of Cork. The Morgans held land in the parishes of Ardnageehy, Lisgoold and Rathcormack, barony of Barrymore, county Cork, in the mid 19th century. In 1858 Captain Richard Spread Morgan, the third son of Edward, married Lady Catherine Louisa, daughter of the 3rd Earl Mountcashell but they later separated. In the 1870s Edward Morgan of Bridestown, Rathcormack, county Cork, owned 279 acres in county Limerick and 1,987 acres in county Cork, while Peter W. Morgan owned 159 acres in county Limerick.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballynolan Ballynolan Kildimo Rathkeale Kildimo 127 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R426 538
OS Sheet: 11
Discovery map: 65
Bridestown Bridestown Ardnageehy Fermoy Kildinan 149 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W737 892
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • William D. Mockler, 59 South Mall, Cork, solicitor's collection re property in Cork Co & City, 1667-1920, includes reference to this family. Small Accs Index 87, T.3924-3998, Co 2559-2568, D.15326-15661, M.1444-1449; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources