Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Shuldhams were originally from Norfolk. In the early 18th century Edmond Shuldham of Ardtully, county Kerry married Mary MacCarthy, daughter and heiress of MacCarthy Spaniagh of Dunmanway, county Cork. Their eldest son, Edmond Shuldham, held lands in the counties of Cork, Limerick and in the city of Dublin. Many members of the family followed military careers. Arthur Lemuel Shuldham of Dunmanyway, and of Pallas Green, county Limerick, had a son Edmond William who was Quarter Master General at Bombay for a number of years. At the time of Griffith's Valuation General Shuldham owned an estate in the parishes of Oola and Tuoghcluggin, barony of Coonagh, county Limerick. Thomas Apjohn of Pallas was agent for the Shuldhams circa 1840. In 1851, Maj. Gen. Edmund Anderson Shuldham was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Drinagh, Fanlobbus and Kilmichael, barony of East Carbery, county Cork. His estate in county Cork in the 1870s amounted to over 13,000 acres.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Coolkellure House (Hill Farm) Coolkellure Fanlobbus Dunmanway Garrown 125 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W177534
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 85

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
  • Maps of the estate of A. L. Shuldman in the barony of Carbery, Co. Cork, Surveyed by Richard Manning. Folio volume with 16 maps, coloured, and names of tenants, 1801-3. Ms. 3025 ; 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
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Dunmanway; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources