Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hayes (Vernon Mount)

Ottiwell or Attwell Hayes of Vernon-mount, county Cork, is listed as a subscriber to Lewis ''Topographical Dictionary'' (1837). In July 1851 the estate of Christopher Hume Lawder provisional assignee of the estate and effects of Ottiwell Hayes and of the estate of Anne Henrietta Hayes in the barony of Glenquin, county Limerick (over 4,000 acres) and small acreages in the baronies of Cork and Duhallow, county Cork, were advertised for sale. The county Limerick lands were held under a lease from the Earl of Limerick to Baron Muskerry and subleased by the Baron to Attiwell Hayes, grandfather of "the present owner" in 1781. The representatives of Sir Henry B. Hayes owned some land in the parish of Abbeyfeale, barony of Glenquin, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. John J. Hayes and Patrick Hayes also held land in the parishes of Killeedy and Abbeyfeale, barony of Glenquin. Sir Henry Brown Hayes was the son of Attiwell Hayes, a prosperous merchant in Cork city, involved in brewing, milling and glass works. Henry was born in 1762, became a freeman of the city of Cork in 1782 and was knighted in 1790. He married Elizabeth Smyth of Youghal and had four children. She died in 1794 and in 1797 he abducted an heiress Mary Pike and was transported to Australia in 1802. He later returned to Ireland and was buried in Cork in 1832. Attiwell Edwin Hayes was a radical journalist based in Sydney, Australia in the mid 19th century. He became editor of the newspaper ''The Australian''.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Vernon Mount Curraghconway St Finbars Cork Lehenagh 99 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W685 688
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Hayes, 14 July 1851, Vol 10 (14), MRGS 39/004, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Lawder & Hayes, (Vernonmount & Ivyhill) 2 Aug 1852, Vol 18 (19), MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Attiwell Hayes Esq., Brewer, City of Cork. Researched and compiled by Ml. O'Leary, Cork. Note on the Pike family. n.d. U131; Cork City and County Archives

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Modern printed sources