Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Local sources suggest that the Evanson family in West Cork descend from Lieutenant Nathaniel Evanson who was granted an estate of 2,373 acres in the barony of West Carbery, county Cork in 1666. Rev. A. Evanson and Richard T. Evanson were among the principal lessors in the parish of Durrus, barony of West Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Rev. William Evanson was also a lessor in the parish of Kilcrohane and Rev. Allan Evanson in the parish of Kilmocomoge, barony of Bantry, at the same time. Lands owned by members of the Evanson family and others, in the parishes of Carrigaline and Durrus, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1862. The sale included Charlemont House. This property was held under a lease from the Allen family dating from 1800. In the 1870s, Revs, Charles, Robert and Richard Evanson of Llansory rectory, Monmouthshire, Wales, owned over 2000 acres in county Cork. In 1858 Michael Hungerford Morris married Elizabeth Burrows Evanson, daughter of Richard Tonson Evanson and in the 1870s Michael H. Morris of Durrus owned 1,157 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ardogeena House Ardogeena Durrus Bantry Durrus East 27 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V942408
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
Four Mile Water Court or Durrus Court Gearhameen Durrus Bantry Durrus West 28 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V929420
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
Friendly Cove Murreagh Durrus Bantry Durrus East 27 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V939416
OS Sheet: 130
Discovery map: 88
Charlemont House Monfieldstown Carrigaline Cork Douglas Cork Cork OSI Ref: W723692
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Abstract of deed of 25 Sept., 1844, between Rev. Alleyn Evanson of Fourmilewater, and Stephen Sweetman and Maria Sweetman als. Long, his wife, with Trustee, Richard James Long, 1844. Genealogical Office: Ms.144, pp.33 & 37-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Evanson, 6 November 1862, Vol 66, MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Investigation into search for acts by Allan Evanson against lands of Ballyboughemore, Carrurmore, Doogh and Litter in the parish of Kilmoe, Barony of West Carbery, Co. Cork, 1849. GO Ms.144, pp.33-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental & other documents re sale of lands in barony of West Carbery, Co Cork, in Encumbered Estates Court, 1854. Collection List 129. MS 43,964; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources