Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Roberts (Britfieldstown)

A family settled in county Cork from the early 17th century, Francis Roberts was granted Britfieldstown and other lands amounting to 966 acres in 1667. Family members married into the Hodder, Westropp and Walton families. In 1765 Thomas Roberts married Amy daughter and co heir of William Johnson of Lisard, county Limerick. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Sir Thomas Roberts held a townland in the parish of Inch St Lawrence, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick as well as townlands in the parish of Ballyfoyle, barony of Kinalea, county Cork. Dame Anne Roberts (nee Walton) was a lessor in the parish of Kinure. The representatives of Benjamin Roberts held townlands in the parish of Inishannon in the same barony. In June 1851 the Britfieldstown estate, amounting to over 1,200 acres and 304 acres in county Limerick and 51 acres in county Tipperary was advertised for sale, on behalf of Sir Thomas Howland Roberts, an insolvent debtor. Lands at Grange, barony of Fermoy, the estate of Hodder William Roberts deceased were advertised for sale in June 1855. Lands in the baronies of Ibane and Barryroe and East Carbery, in which the Roberts and Westrop families held interests, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1864.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Britfieldstown Britfieldstown Ballyfoyle Kinsale Ballyfoyle 190 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W779548
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 87
Fort Richard Killowen Ballyfoyle Kinsale Ballyfoyle 190 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W759529
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 87
Walton Court Kinure Kinure Kinsale Kinure 193 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W698498
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Roberts, 13 June 1851, Vol 8 (10), MRGS 39/003, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Roberts, Jauncey, 19 June 1855, Vol 35 (31), MRGS 39/016, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Roberts, 3 November 1864, Vol 74, MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources