Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cox (Ballynoe)

Burke's (1886) records Robert Cox having received a grant of lands at Ballynoe, county Limerick, in 1637. Ballynoe was in the possession of the Cox family for at least the following two and a half centuries. William Cox held the townland of Ballynoe in the parish of Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper, county Limerick, from the Court of Chancery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation and the representatives of William Cox held a townland in the parish of Kilcornan, barony of Kenry. Lands belonging to William Cox mainly in the barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork but also in county Limerick were advertised for sale in February 1851 and lands in the baronies of Kenry and Connello Upper in February 1852 and November 1853 respectively. Griffith's Valuation records him holding lands in the parishes of Rathgoggan and Shandrum, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork. In the 1870s William Cox of Ballynoe owned 843 acres in the county and Robert H. Cox of Ballyneale owned 408 acres. In May 1886 William Cox's property at Ballynoe was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court but the sale was adjourned due to absence of bidding.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballynoe Ballynoe Ballingarry Croom Ballynoe 10 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R432 324
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 65
Ballyneale Ballyneale Ballingarry Croom Ballynoe 10 Connello Upper Limerick OSI Ref: R435 329
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 65
Springfort Garrynagranoge Rathgoggan Kilmallock Springfort 188 Orrery & Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R514 208
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cox, 19 July 1850, Vol 2 (26), MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cox, 6 Feb 1852, Vol 13 (39), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cox, 10 Dec 1852, Vol 19 (41), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Cox, 4 Nov 1853, Vol 24 (27), MRGS 39/010, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of Robert Cox who was granted the lands of Ballynoe & Ballyscanlon, Co Limerick in 1637 & to his descendant William Cox of Ballynoe, Apr 1839. GO MS107:156-157; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Cox of Ballynoe & of Plymouth, Devon, 1637-1838. GO MS 174:8-10; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey file for parish of Ballingarry, barony of Connello Upper, 1944. Limerick West 5; Limerick Studies Department, Dooradoyle

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources