Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Coote (Ash Hill & Bearforest)

The Cootes of Ash Hill and Mount Coote, county Limerick, were descended from a younger brother of Sir Charles Coote, Earl of Mountrath. In 1666 Chidley Coote was granted almost 3,000 acres in counties Limerick and Kerry. The Cootes of Ash Hill married members of the Evans (Lord Carbery), Purdon and Carr families and eventually Charles Henry Coote of the Ash Hill family succeeded the last Earl of Mountrath as 9th Baronet in 1802. Charles Purdon Coote, a grandson of the 9th Baronet's younger brother Robert Carr Coote, owned 4,510 acres in county Cork and had seats at Ballyclough Castle and Bearforest, Mallow in the late 19th century. In the early 1850s the estate of his father, Charles P. Coote, was located in the parishes of Tullylease, Ballyclogh and Kilmaclenine, baronies of Duhallow and Orrery and Kilmore.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ash Hill Towers Ash Hill St Peters and St Pauls Kilmallock Kilmallock 43f Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R602 272
OS Sheet: 47
Discovery map: 73
Longueville House Longueville Ballyclogh Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W496 987
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Summerville Gortnagross Ballyclogh Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W512 983
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Ballyclogh Castle Ballyclogh Ballyclogh Mallow Kilmaclenine 235 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R493 020
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73
Bearforest Bearforest Lower Mallow Mallow Mallow North Urban 251 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W565 975
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80

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. JER/HBY/; Isle of Wight Record Office
  • Book of maps of estate of Earl of Mountrath in Cos Leix, Roscommon, Offaly, Limerick, Leitrim & Kildare, 1730. Microfilm P.3618; National Library of Ireland
  • Book of maps of estate of Earl of Mountrath in Cos Leix, Roscommon, Offaly, Limerick, & Kildare, 1740. Microfilm P.3427; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy engraving of Coote Castle [Co Limerick], published by S. Hooper, 24 Jan 1792. 999/589; National Archives of Ireland
  • E.E. West Deposit, contains lease of lands of Clonan, Chidley Coote to James Casey of Gurtboy, farmer, 1776. Small Accs Index 82, D.12600 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Shannon Papers, include papers relating to Mrs Anne Coot's estate at Ballyclogh, Co. Cork, 1750-1753. D2707/B/10; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources