Landed Estates
NUI Galway

French (Cuskinny)

The French family of county Cork descend from Richard French of the city of Cork who died in 1651. By the mid 18th century Savage French was resident at Marino. Savage French of Cushkinny and Thomas George French of Marino were his grandsons. Sampson T. French of Queenstown was the owner of over 5300 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Castlehaven, Kilmacabea and Myross, barony of West Carbery (East), Desertserges, Island and Kilmichael, barony of East Carbery, Templerobin, barony of Barrymore and St Finbarrs, barony of Cork, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. At the same time William Temple French held land in the parishes of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, Inishcarra, Kilnaglory, barony of East Muskerry, Donaghamore and Grenagh, barony of Barretts, Kilcrumper, barony of Fermoy. An extensive family history source for this family exists at www.frenchfamilyassoc.com

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Smorane House Smorane Castlehaven Skibbereen Skibbereen Rural 309 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W149348
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Unionhall House Ballincolla Myross Skibbereen Myross 321 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W212345
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Seaview House (Myross) Currigillihy Myross Skibbereen Myross 321 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W224329
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Castle Eyre/Listarkin Listarkin Myross Skibbereen Myross 21 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W203341
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Skahanagh House Skahanagh Myross Skibbereen Myross 321 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W220332
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Rough Hill Cloghlucas North Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R561 031
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Cuskinny Cushkinny Templerobin Cork Queenstown Rural 103 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W816 672
OS Sheet: 87
Discovery map: 81
Westwood/Benduff Cottage Benduff Ross Clonakilty Roscarbery 57 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W255384
OS Sheet: 131
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Savage French of Cuskinny, Co. Cork, by Frances Maria, daughter of George Gough of Rathronan House, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary and to his third son, Brevet Col. Charles Newenham French, March 7, 1922. Genealogical Office: Ms.111c, fol.21 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources