Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Evans/Evans-Freke

John Evans, of Welsh descent, settled in the city of Limerick in the early 17th century. In 1666 George Evans was granted 2,376 acres in counties Limerick and Tipperary. The Right Honourable George Evans of Bulgaden Hall, parish of Uregare, county Limerick, married Mary, a daughter of John Eyre of Eyre Court, county Galway in 1679. Their eldest son George was created Baron Carbery of Carbery, county Cork, in 1715. He married Anne Stafford of Blatherwick. The descendants of their eldest son George died out in the main line and it was the grandson of their second son, John Evans Freke of Bulgaden Hall, who eventually became the 6th Baron. He was succeeded by his nephew, George Patrick Evans Freke, in 1845. In the early 1850s Baroness Carbery, widow of the 6th Baron, held land in the parishes of Athneasy, Kilbreedy Major, Uregare, baronies of Smallcounty, Coshma and Coshlea, county Limerick, and in the parish of Athnowen, barony of East Muskerry, county Cork. In the 1870s Lord Carbery of Castlefreke, county Cork, owned 13,692 acres in county Cork, 2,724 acres in county Limerick and much smaller estates in counties Kilkenny and Queen's county [county Laois]. The Parliamentary Return of 1876 records Stewart and Kincaid as his land agents. The representatives of Lady Carbery's estate were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Dromdaleague, Durrus, Tullagh, barony of West Carbery, the parishes of Kilkerranmore and Rathbarry, barony of Ibane & Barryroe and the parishes of Ross and Fanlobbus, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Lord Carbery was among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilbrittain, barony of East Carbery, at the same time. The estate was sold by John, Lord Carbery, in 1919.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bulgaden Hall Bulgadenhall Uregare Kilmallock Uregare 24 Smallcounty Limerick OSI Ref: R642 310
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 65
Carass Court Caherass Croom Croom Croom 16 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R497 427
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 65
Mohanagh Lodge Mohanagh Aghadown Skibbereen Aghadown North 312 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W082334
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Lough Hyne House (Cottage) Ballyisland Creagh Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W099288
OS Sheet: 150
Discovery map: 89
Ballygrennan Castle Ballygrennan Uregare Kilmallock Bruff 22 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R634 350
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 65
Cappercullen Cappercullen Abington Limerick Glenstal 76 Owneybeg Limerick OSI Ref: R735 568
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 64
Baltimore House Baltimore Tullagh Skibbereen Tullagh 316 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W045262
OS Sheet: 150
Discovery map: 88
Castle House (Baltimore) Baltimore Tullagh Skibbereen Tullagh 316 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W046266
OS Sheet: 150
Discovery map: 88
Castle Freke Castlefreke Rathbarry Clonakilty Rathbarry 56 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W325351
OS Sheet: 143
Discovery map: 89
Rathbarry Vicarage/Rectory Milltown Rathbarry Clonakilty Rathbarry 56 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W332361
OS Sheet: 143
Discovery map: 89
Milltown Place Milltown Rathbarry Clonakilty Rathbarry 56 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W333362
OS Sheet: 134
Discovery map: 89
Concamore House Maulmore Templequinlan Clonakilty Templeomalus 63 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W432393
OS Sheet: 135, 136
Discovery map: 89
Springmount Castleinch Athnowen Cork Ovens 67 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W535 705
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 80
Surmount/Sirmount Curraghbeg Athnowen Cork Ovens 67 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W548 707
OS Sheet: 73
Discovery map: 80
Drombeg House Drombeg Kilfaughnabeg Skibereen Kilfaughnabeg 319 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W243355
OS Sheet: 143
Discovery map: 89
Carbery House (Dunmanway) Dunmanway North Fanlobbus Dunmanway Dunmanway 124 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W234528
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 85

Archival sources

  • E.A. Barnard collection includes documents re Eyre Evans of Bulgadin, 18th century. Small Accessions Index 33, D.8212-8260, Co.1762, M.599; National Archives of Ireland
  • Carbery Papers. Contact: Mr Robert Boyle, Bisbrooke Hall, Glaston, Rutland, England.; Private Possession
  • Bisbrooke Hall Papers, Register of Irish Archives, contain records, mainly estate agent's letters, relating to the Evans family of county Limerick, 1718-1966. T2966 (see Special List 234 in NLI); Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Carbery Papers, 1658-1759; Glenstal Abbey Archives
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Evans, 24 Feb 1863, Vol 67 (42), MRGS 39/034, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Evans of Ballygrenane, Caheraass, Bulgaden Hall, Fanningstown, Co Limerick, Barons Carbery of Portrane, Co Dublin, Ash Hill Tower & Bushy Island, Co Limerick, later Evans Freke, D’Arcy Evans & Waller Evans, circa 1628-1862. GO MS 178:475-494; National Library of Ireland
  • Documents re conveyance of Bulgadin to George Evans, 1678-1693. D 8762, 8764-8765; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease from George Evans to Richard Newnham of lands of Ballinloskie & Rahbrannagh, barony of Coshma, Co Limerick, 28 Nov 1657. D 8763 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers re property of Lord Carbery in Cos Limerick, Cork & Kerry, 1704-1816. D.20,478-20,510; National Archives of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of George Evans of Carassy, Co Limerick & Sarah Dickson of Co Leix with reference to lands in Cork city & in Co Limerick, 20 Feb 1719. D 26,814; National Library of Ireland
  • Bonds of members & connection of the family of Evans of Bulgadine, Co Limerick & Portrane, Co Dublin, 1716-1728. D 26,779-26,813; National Library of Ireland
  • Deed of bargain & sale Charles Odell to George Evans re lands at Bareightragh, barony of Connello, co Limerick, 12 Mar 1711. D 26,747; National Library of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of George Evans of Dublin & Anne Naper with reference to lands in Cork city, Cos Limerick, Leix & Offaly, 14 Dec 1750. D 26,816 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Sale particulars of the Castle Freke estate, not dated. SC01540 [n.d.]; English Heritage National Monuments Record
  • Rentals of the estates of Joshua Evans [grand nephew of 1st Baron Carbery] in Cos Cork, Dublin, Limerick & Queens Co (Laois), 1845. 999/273; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pembroke Estate Papers, include rental of the estate in Cos Limerick, Tipperary, Cork & Kerry settled on the marriage of Lord Carbery, not dated, circa 1732. Also other items re Lord Carbery. 97/46/1/2/8/1; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Freke of Castle Freke, Co. Cork, Barts., with Evans descendants, c.1690 -- c.1800. Genealogical Office: Ms.112, p.104 ; National Library of Ireland
  • "Photostat" copy of a survey of the estate of Sir John Freke in Co. Cork, including plans of the towns of Ross and Baltimore. By Thomas Sherrard. A quarto volume of 45 sheets, with title page, index and names of tenants, 1787-8. Manuscript maps: 21 F. 105 ; National Library of Ireland
  • "Photostat" copy of a plan of the town of Ross Carbery, Co. Cork. By Thomas Sherrard. With table of reference, showing names of tenants, 1788. 21 F. 105 (17) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Deed of Settlement made between George Evans, 7th Baron Carbery, Castle Freke, Co. Cork, & Harriet Maria Catherine, Baroness Carbery (his wife), listing the trusts and agreements involved in the marriage between Baron Carbery * Harriet Shuldham in the previous August, 4 Nov 1852. IE BL/SC/CD/7; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • Maps of the estate of Lord Carbery at Knocknageehy, 1863 & Knocknagappul & Gortagrenane, parish of Rathbarry, barony of Ibane & Barryroe, Bohonogh, parish of Ross, barony of East Carbery (West), 1868. 15 B. 22 (56-58); National Library of Ireland
  • Agreement of Samuel Kingston with Thomas Evans re lands at Sheaf, barony of East Carberry, Co. Cork, 1 May, 1728D. 26,815 . ; National Library of Ireland
  • Cathcart & Hemphill, solicitors' collection (1960), includes documents re Evans family of Cos Tipperary & Limerick eg lease by George Evans of Bulgadin 1713 & statement of George Evans to lands in Roscrea n.d. M.5503(1-11); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association files, Parishes of Ardfield & Rathbarry and Dunmanway; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources