Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Swanton

The Swantons were a Methodist family who were heavily involved in industrial projects in West Cork in the nineteenth century. The estate of James H. Swanton amounted to over 6000 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. Other family members also held estates of 1,000 acres or more in the Ballydehob locality. Both James and Anne Swanton were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilcoe, barony of West Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Robert Swanton was leasing townlands in the parish of Skull at the same time. In May 1865, commercial premises in the town of Bandon, the property of John Clerke Swanton and Jane Swanton, a widow, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. These properties were purchased by Jeremiah Coughlan, George Pope and Thomas R. Sullivan, in trust.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lurriga Mill Lurriga Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbury (East) Cork OSI Ref: W125349
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Rinneen House & Mills Carrigtishane Castlehaven Skibbereen Castlehaven North 317 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W182332
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Brade House Brade Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven North 317 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W198364
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Ballydehob Cottage Ballydehob Skull Skull Ballydehob 329 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V985353
OS Sheet: 140
Discovery map: 88
Rickfield Cottage (Skull) Gortnagrough Skull Skull Ballybane 328 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V992392
OS Sheet: 131
Discovery map: 88
Rickfield (Skull) Gortnagrough Skull Skull Ballybane 328 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V990388
OS Sheet: 131
Discovery map: 88
Laragh House Laragh Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W452552
OS Sheet: 96, 110
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Swanton, 19 May 1865, Vol 76, MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sparse annotations by Thomas Swanton, Cranluith, Ballydehob, co. Cork, on De Vere Conyers's Irish-English Dictionary Gaelic Ms. 76 ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources