Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Austen/Austin (Cork)

Henry Austin was granted over 3,200 acres in the barony of Clanmorris, county Kerry in 1669. This family also held land in county Limerick. At the time of the first Ordnance Survey Samuel Austen from county Cork held land in the parish of Particles, barony of Coshlea, county Limerick. The rental of over 900 acres at Mortlestown and Moneen in the barony of Coshlea was advertised for sale in April 1851 by Elizabeth Austen and Charles Arthur Tennant and Joseph Mason Tennant. The Freeman's Journal gave details of the purchasers in May 1851. In 1854, the same parties offered for sale lands in the baronies of Cork, Ibane & Barryroe, and Barrymore, in the Encumbered Estates Court. Austen property at Skeaf, barony of East Carbery, including Skeaf House, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in June 1851. It was, however, purchased by the owner, William Austen. At the time of Griffith's Valuation, the representatives of Joseph Austin were among the principal lessors in the parish of Templeomaley, barony of Ibane & Barryroe, county Cork. Edward and William Austin held townlands in the parishes of Ballinaboy, barony of Kerrycurrihy and Inishkenny, barony of Cork, at the same time. William Forward Austin held land in the parish of Fermoy, county Cork. William Austen of Bath was the proprietor of over 800 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Skeaf House Skeaf East Kilmaloda Clonakilty Kilmaloda East 61 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W465474
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86
Ring House South Ring Templeomaley Clonakilty Templeomalus 63 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W414393
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Ringabella Ringabella Tracton Kinsale Farranbrien 191 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W787574
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Mount Mary Gogganshill Ballinaboy Cork Dunderrow 69 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W627 622
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 86
Grange Hill/The Grange Grange East Fermoy Fermoy Fermoy Rural 140 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W804 989
OS Sheet: 35
Discovery map: 80
Waterfall Inishkenny Innishkenny Cork Inishkenny 70 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W618 664
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 86
Ballyphilip House Ballyphilip Rathcooney Cork Rathcooney 110 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W709 770
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tennant & Austen, 29 Apr 1851, Vol 6 (55), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • William D. Mockler, 59 South Mall, Cork, solicitor's collection re property in Cork Co & City, 1667-1920, includes reference to this family. Small Accs Index 87, T.3924-3998, Co 2559-2568, D.15326-15661, M.1444-1449; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Austen, 13 June 1851, Vol 8, MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Austen & Tennant, 10 January 1854, Vol 26, MRGS 39/0011, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Cokayne (Ruston) Collection, includes MSS Pedigree of Austen of Cork & of Bring [Ring?], Co. Cork, c 1700 - c 1842. C1974 ; Northamptonshire Record Office
  • Pedigree of Austen family of Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Austen and Austin of Inskenny, City of Cork and City of Dublin, 1759 -- 1807. GO Ms.139, pp.37-41 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Tracton; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources