Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Somerville

Burke's ''Irish Family Records'' indicates that the first of this family to settle in Cork was Rev. William Somerville, who allegedly fled persecution in Scotland in the 1690s. Col. Thomas Somerville of Drishane, Skibbereen, owned over 450 acres in county Cork in the 1870s while other members of the family owned similar amounts. Thomas Somerville was among the principal lessors in the parish of Castlehaven at the time of Griffith's Valuation while Elizabeth Somerville held townlands in the parish of Skull at the same time.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Point House/Cosheen Castletownsend Castlehaven Skibbereen Castlehaven North 317 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W184310
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Mall Cottage/House Castletownsend Castlehaven Skibbereen Castlehaven North 317 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W184312
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Laputa/Glen Barrahane Castletownsend Castlehaven Skibbereen Castlehaven North 317 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W183310
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Drishane Drishane Castlehaven Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W180308
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Rock Cottage Bawnlahan Myross Skibbereen Castlehaven South 315 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W204346
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Lissacaha Cottage Lissacaha North Skull Skull Dunmanus 324 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V869330
OS Sheet: 139
Discovery map: 88
Stone Hall Aghatubrid More Kilfaughnabeg Clonakilty Kilfaughnabeg 319 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W219353
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Kingston House (Galway) Rahoon Rahoon Galway Galway Rural 45 Galway Galway OSI Ref: M268246
OS Sheet: 94
Discovery map: 45

Archival sources

  • Somerville Family: Records of the Somerville and allied families by B. A. Somerville, 1870, including Somervilles of Castlehaven and Drishane Co.Cork, Cookstown, Co. Dublin, Somerville, Co. Meath. With later additions. Microfilm P 2347; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Thomas Somerville of Castle Halkett in Co. Cork and to his grandson, Thomas Somerville of Drishane, Co. Cork, son of Thomas Townsend Somerville of Drishane, May 30, 1861. GO MS 108, pp.372-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Somerville and Ross Papers. MSS17; Queen's University (Belfast) Library Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Castlehaven; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources