Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Freke

In 1702 and 1703 Percy Freke of Rathbarry [Castle Freke], county Cork, purchased parts of various forfeited estates in the baronies of Muskerry, West Carbery and Ibane and Barryroe. The Freke family came to Ireland in the seventeenth century and acquired parts of the Barry estates in the barony of West Carbery. In the eighteenth century the bulk of this estate became part of the Evans, Lords Carbery estate when John Evans married Grace Freke. Rev. James Freke of Glanmire was the owner of over 1900 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Baltimore House Baltimore Tullagh Skibbereen Tullagh 316 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W045262
OS Sheet: 150
Discovery map: 88
Durrus Glebe Clashadoo Durrus Bantry Durrus West 28 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V935419
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
Castle Freke Castlefreke Rathbarry Clonakilty Rathbarry 56 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W325351
OS Sheet: 143
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Freke of Castle Freke, Co. Cork, Barts., with Evans descendants, c.1690 -- c.1800. Genealogical Office: Ms.112, p.104 ; National Library of Ireland
  • "Photostat" copy of a survey of the estate of Sir John Freke in Co. Cork, including plans of the towns of Ross and Baltimore. By Thomas Sherrard. A quarto volume of 45 sheets, with title page, index and names of tenants, 1787-8. Manuscript maps: 21 F. 105 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Papers relating to property in Cos. Limerick, Cork and Kerry and Cork City of Lord Carbery, 1704-1816. D. 20,478-510 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Enquiries to the Public Record Office, Northern Ireland; Private Possession

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources