Landed Estates
NUI Galway


In 1837 Lewis refers to the flour mills owned by Mr Creed at Kilmallock, county Limerick. At the time of Griffith's Valuation William and Francis Creed held land in the parishes of Tankardstown and Uregare, barony of Coshma, county Limerick. Charles Creed also held land from the Tuthills at Ballinstona North, parish of Uregare. In the 1870s William Creed of Mount Street, Dublin, owned 430 acres in the county. The Honourable Mr Justice James Creed Meredith K.C., LL.D. (1875 - 1942) President of the Irish Supreme Court, Chief Judicial Commissioner of Ireland was a descendant of James Creed of Uregare. The Creed family also held property in counties Cork and Louth. In the mid 19th century Emily Creed held land in the parish of Knockmourne, barony of Barrymore, county Cork. Charles Creed of Ballymurphy, Fermoy, owned 526 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. At the same time Richard Creed of Cloyne House, Cloyne, owned 370 acres in county Cork and 891 acres in county Tipperary.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballynanty Ballynanty Tullabracky Kilmallock Bruff 22 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R615 390
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 65
Uregare House Knockuregare Uregare Kilmallock Dromin 27 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R614 335
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 65
Ballygrennan Castle Ballygrennan Uregare Kilmallock Bruff 22 Coshma Limerick OSI Ref: R634 350
OS Sheet: 40
Discovery map: 65
Cloyne House Demesne Cloyne Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W921 679
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Heytesbury Papers, including title deeds, leases, maps & surveys re the Irish estates of the Holmes family in Limerick, Waterford & Wicklow, with references to Coote of Ash Hill & Mount Coote, 17th-20th centuries, with reference to Creed of Kinsale, Co Cork. JER/HBY/; Isle of Wight Record Office
  • W.B. Scott, Solicitor's Collection, deed re William Russell Creed & others re charge on lands of Ballyclough & Kilmagner, Co Cork, 1843 & testamentary documents re Edward & Isabella Creed, city of Cork, 1807, 1851. Small Accessions Index No 76, D.11,096, T.3449, T.3493, T.3523; National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of part of Coolegown, Co Limerick, surveyed for Mr Francis Creed, Apr 1733. 16 H 32(1); National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds & other papers re properties of Waller family in Co Limerick, mainly 18th century, include reference to this family. Small Accs Index 78, Co. 2453-2464, D.11,802-11,980, M.1039-1049, T.3858-3873; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crawley & Creed, (Cork city & Co Louth), 20 Jan 1852, Vol 13 (20), MRGS 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Creed, (premises in Cork city), 10 June 1856, Vol 40 (26), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Crawley & Creed, (Cork city), 9 May 1862, Vol 65 (19), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Cloyne House Correspondence from R. Creed to W.H. Meredith Meredith as land agent to Tipperary property, Jan.–Feb. 1889. 999/739/4/11; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources