Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Thomas S. Cave was among the principal lessors in the parish of Skull at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1867 over 3000 acres of his estate, together with mining and mineral rights, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court. The sale notice indicates that he had purchased this property in 1852. It was formerly part of the estate of Lord Audley. His wife placed a bid of £15,000 which was accepted pending a period of three months to allow for the receipt of any higher bid

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cappagh House (Skull) Cappaghglass Skull Skull Ballydehob 329 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V989325
OS Sheet: 140
Discovery map: 88
Horse Island Horse Island Skull Skull Ballydehob 329 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V986306
OS Sheet: 149
Discovery map: 88

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Cave, 8 November 1867, Vol 87, MRGS 39/042, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Thirty-one deeds relating to the family of Cave of West Carbery, Co. Cork, c. 1685 - 1810. D. 9911-9942 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources