Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brasier (Rivers & Ballyellis)

A family of French origin who settled in the north of Ireland in the early 17th century. Paul Brasier was granted lands under the Acts of Settlement in various counties and in 1719 a private act of Parliament was passed for settling the estates of his son, Colonel Kilner Brasier. The Colonel's son, Kilner Brasier of Rivers, parish of Stradbally, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick, was a made a Freeman of the city and the family settled in the Limerick locality. Brazier of Rivers is marked on the Taylor and Skinner map of the late 18th century but only the remains of an estate is marked on the first Ordnance Survey map. In 1779 Alderman Kilner Brooke Brasier married Mary, daughter and heiress of John Creagh of Creagh Castle, Doneraile, county Cork and they had five sons and five daughters. Their eldest son, Brooke Brasier of Ballyellis, county Cork, married Ellen, daughter and co heiress of Henry Mitchell of Mitchellsfort, county Cork. Their second son succeeded to Mitchellsfort. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Brasier estate was in the parishes of Caherelly, Killeenagarriff and Kilmurry in the Barony of Clanwilliam. In the 1870s Brooke Richard Brasier of Ballyellis, Mallow, county Cork, owned 1,575 acres in county Limerick, 246 acres in county Cork and 288 acres in county Tipperary. Part of the lands of Ballyellis, the estate of Mountifort Giles Tooker and Hugo Tooker, in the occupation of the representatives of Kilner Brazier, was advertised for sale in June 1879.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballyellis Ballyellis Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W571 978
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Mitchellsfort/Fellfort Mitchellsfort Kilquane Cork Knockraha 108 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W754 828
OS Sheet: 53
Discovery map: 80
Rivers Rivers Kilmurray Limerick Ballyvarra Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R635579
OS Sheet: 6
Discovery map:

Archival sources

  • W.B. Scott, Solicitor's Collection, assignment of £700 part of a charge affecting the estates of Kilner Brasier, John Brasier to David Reid, 1837. Small Private Accessions Index No 76, D.10,886; National Archives of Ireland
  • Private Act of Parliament re sale lands in Co Donegal, property of K.Brazier & applying proceeds to purchase lands in Co Limerick, 1719. Other deeds re Col K. Brazier of Lizard, Co Limerick & lands in vicinity of Limerick city, 1713, 1715, 1727, 1733. D/79, D/86, D/89, D/91, D/106-108; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Tooker, 10 June 1879, Vol 136 (31), MRGS 39/060, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Map of part of Bear-Forest (Co. Cork), in the possession of Kilner Brazier, On vellum, coloured, 1842. 15 B. 14 (26) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Mallow; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources