Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Lysaght (Mountnorth)

At the end of the 17th century Nicholas Lysaght, a supporter of William III, married Grace, daughter of Colonel Thomas Holmes of Kilmallock, county Limerick and his wife Anne Gibbons, of Mountnorth, county Cork. Grace was also a niece of Sir Robert Holmes, Governor of the Isle of Wight. In 1724 Nicholas Lysaght of Brickfield, county Limerick made his will in which he mentions purchasing his county Cork lands from Randall Chaytor [Clayton] and his county Limerick lands from Richard, Earl of Bellomont. Nicholas and Grace Lysaght's son John became the first Baron Lisle in 1758. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, Lord Lisle held an estate in the parishes of Effin, Emlygrennan and Kilfinnane, baronies of Coshma and Coshlea, county Limerick, Clonfert and Kilmeen, barony of Duhallow and Mogeely, barony of Kinnatalloon, county Cork. This estate of over 12,000 acres in counties Cork and Limerick was advertised for sale in November 1869 and unsold portions again in November 1872. The Irish Times reported that Thomas Jamison purchased some of the lots in trust while another lot was purchased by T.H. Downing. Lord Lisle of Queenstown owned 211 acres in county Limerick and 668 acres in county Cork in the 1870s, while his son and heir, George Lysaght, owned 5,408 acres in county Cork. Head rents and fee farm rents on over 1,550 acres belonging to Mary Bribosia, wife of Francis Bribosia at Curriglass and Lisnabrin, barony of Kinnatalloon and in the baronies of Fermoy and Orrery and Kilmore were advertised for sale in June 1859 and June 1864.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Bosnetstown Bosnetstown Kilfinnane Kilmallock Kilfinnane 37 Coshlea Limerick OSI Ref: R680 246
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 73
Mountnorth Court Mountnorth Ballyclogh Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Orrery & Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R505 022
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73
Curraglass House Curraglass East Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W972 933
OS Sheet: 81
Discovery map: 46

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Macgillysacht/Lysaght/McLysaght of Tullybrack & Camus, Co Limerick; Shandangan, Ballymarkahan, Raheen, Co Clare; of Mount North, Co Cork; Baron Lysaght of Clogheen, Kilmacoon, Hazelwood & Carrigmore, Co Cork; Kansan City & Sydney, c 1595-1943. GO MS 175: 517-522; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lisle, 13 Nov 1869, Vol 95 (37) & 19 Nov 1872, Vol 108 (23), MRGS 39/045 & 39/050, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Henry Holmes & Anne Holmes v John Lysaght re will of Nicholas Lysaght of Brickfield, Co Limerick, May 1733. House of Lords Appeals, Vol II; King's Inn Library
  • Assignment by J. Lysaght to J. Colthurst of lands of Ballynort, Ballynekilly etc, Co Limerick, other parties N. Weekes & E.Taylor, 30 Dec 1755. D/778(115); Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Jameson, solicitors collection, contains deeds (including title) re the Lisle estate, mainly in the barony of Duhallow, 18th-19th centuries. Small Accs Index 53, D.7450-7484, 7558-7564, 7776; National Archives of Ireland
  • Guinness Mahon & Co Papers, include final notice to Lord Lisle's tenants, Landed Estates Court, 1872. Small Accs Index 59, Co 1082; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds and papers of the Crofts and Bullen families, 1715-1877. Other parties include Lord Lisle, Lord Egmont, Beare & Browne families. Small Private Accessions 999/370; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bribosia, 29 June 1859, Vol 56 (18) & 14 June 1864, Vol 73 (19), MRGS 39/028 & 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

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