Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hodder (Hoddersfield)

A Dorset family who settled in county Cork in the mid 17th century. ''Burke's Irish Family Records'' refers to William Hodder who obtained a grant of 7,365 acres in that county including Ringabrow or Hoddersfield. William's brother John received a grant of 3,729 acres in 1666 and left his estate to his nephew. From William's second son Francis descend the Hodders of Hoddersfield. Francis Hodder's great grandson William Hodder died in 1787 and left his estates to his nephew William Henry Moore who took the additional name of Hodder. Griffith's Valuation records W.H.M. Hodder holding land in the parishes of Kilkeedy, barony of Pubblebrien, county Limerick and Nohaval, barony of Kinalea, county Cork. Samuel Hodder was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballyfoyle and Tracton at the same time. In the 1870s William H.M. Hodder of Hoddersfield owned 1,885 acres in county Cork and 414 acres in county Limerick. The second son of William H. Moore Hodder was the Reverend Henry Theophilus, rector of Carrigrohane, county Cork, who married Sarah Forster in 1849. In the 1870s Mrs Sarah Moore Hodder of Parkmore, Ballincollig, county Cork, is recorded as owner of 763 acres in county Clare. At the same time Francis Hodder of Fountainstown owned 787 acres, Captain Samuel Hodder of Rinuabella owned 1,090 acres and Colonel W.H.M. Hodder of Hoddersfield owned 1,885 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Frankfort Coolmoreen Inishannon Bandon Inishannon 6 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W553565
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 87
Fountainstown Fountainstown Kilpatrick Kinsale Carrigaline 199 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W777585
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Ringabella Ringabella Tracton Kinsale Farranbrien 191 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W787574
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Ballea Castle Ballea Liscleary Kinsale Liscleary 201 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W708631
OS Sheet: 86, 98
Discovery map: 87
Hoddersfield Hoddersfield Templebreedy Kinsale Templebreedy 202 Kerrycurrihy Cork OSI Ref: W783603
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Shanballymore Shanballymore Lower Templeroan Mallow Shanballymore 243 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R675 068
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Bushy Park Bushy Park Kilshanahan Fermoy Watergrasshill 151 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W766 888
OS Sheet: 44
Discovery map: 80
Rockview (Inch) Carrigacrump Inch Middleton Inch 258 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W900 657
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • 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
  • Hoey & Denning, solicitors collection, includes original will of Francis Hodder of Cork, merchant, 23 Jan 1772. Small Accs Index 99, T.5957; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Fitzgerald, 12 July 1873, Vol 111 (18), 16 Jan 1874, Vol 113 (2), 23 Oct 1875, Vol 121 (5), MRGS 39/051, 39/052 & 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • 17th - 19th century papers. Enquiries to National Library of Ireland.; Private Possession
  • Detailed abstract of will of Francis Hodder of Cork, 1772. GO MS 142, pp.20-1 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstract of will of William Hodder of Hoddersfield, Co. Cork, 1725. GO MS 142, p.61; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Hodder of Ballymartle, Renebrow, Hoddersfield in Co. Cork and City of Cork, 1655 -- 1772. GO MS 141, pp.13-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Draft pedigree of family of Hodder, of Bridgetown and Hoddersfield and Ballinterry, Dunory, Ballea Castle, all in Co. Cork, with pedigrees of Newenham and Wesley of Dangan, c.1600--c.1780. GO MS 803, p.13; National Library of Ireland
  • Recovery in respect of lands at Dunmahon, Killeagh, Curraghmore and elsewhere in Co. Cork, in which Richard Burke is demandant, Rowland Delaghoyde and William Fennesey tenants and John Hodder vouchee 28 Nov., 1746. D 27,270; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of the estate of John T. Hodder, of Ballea Castle, in Killinchone, Co. Cork, n.d. M.1448 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Draft settlement of the Hodder family estates, 1822, in the possession of Miss Phyllis Hodder, Fountainstown House, Co Cork in 1975, see James S. Donnelly's book; Private Possession
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parishes of Crosshaven, Carrigaline and Tracton. ; Cork County Library
  • McMahon Collection, IE CLCCA/PP/EST/1; Clare County Archives

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Modern printed sources