Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Fisher (West Carbery, Youghal & Woodmount)

Rev. William A. Fisher, incumbrant of Kilmoe, West Carbery, owned over 250 acres in county Cork as well as a further 320 acres in county Waterford in the 1870s. He was one of the principal lessors in Kilmoe parish at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Some sources suggest that he was involved in prosletysing during the Great Famine in the Schull area. He was a son of Joseph Devonsher Fisher of Woodmount, county Waterford. William Fisher and Benjamin C. Fisher held land in the parish of Kilquane, barony of Barrymore, county Cork in the mid 19th century. Fisher property in the counties of Cork, King's County and Waterford was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in November 1865. The Waterford property was advertised again in July 1866 as it had been offered for sale in April of that year but the sale had been adjourned for want of bidders.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Toormore Cottage Toormore Kilmoe Skull Toormore 327 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V855308
OS Sheet:
Discovery map: 88
Cherrymount House Cherrymount Templemichael Youghal Templemichael 102 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X069823
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 81
Pilltown House Pilltown Kinsalebeg Youghal Kinsalebeg 101 Decies-within-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X134799
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 82

Archival sources

  • An account of charitable donations made by John Coursey on behalf of Rev. (William Allen?) Fisher in s. w. Cork, c. 1847-8. Ó Casaide Collection, Ms. 10,692 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Joseph Devonshier Fisher of Woodmount, Co. Waterford and to his son, Rev. William Allen Fisher, Rector of Kilmoe in the Diocese of Cork, March 7, 1860, with extension of limitation to the descendants of Reuben Fisher, relation of the said Rev. William Allen Fisher, April 21, 1890. Genealogical Office: Ms. 108, pp. 302-3 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Fisher of Youghal, Co. Cork, of Cherrymount and Woodmount, Co. Waterford, c.1670 -- 1850. Genealogical Office: Ms.179, pp.178-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Fisher, 24 November 1865, Vol 74, MRGS 39/037, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Fisher, 13 July 1866, Vol 82, MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources