Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Longfield (Castlemary & Longueville)

John Longfield, of Castle Mary, near Cloyne, county Cork married Mary Hawnby of Mallow, county Cork. Their grandson, Richard Longfield, was created Viscount Longueville in 1800 but died without heirs and his estates were inherited by his cousin, Mountifort Longfield, who was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Skull, barony of West Carbery, Desertserges, barony of East Carbery and Ballintemple, Cloyne, Inch, Kilmahon, Middleton, Rostellan, barony of Imokilly, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Some of his Imokilly estate was held from the Earls of Inchiquin and some from the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. Mountifort was the son of John Longfield of Longueville and Susannah Westropp of Kilkerin, county Clare. His descendants continued to reside at Castle Mary until the early 20th century. Mountifort's older brother, John, lived at Longueville. He married Elizabeth Foster and had five sons. The senior line of his descendants now live in South Africa. The Longfield's county Cork estate in the barony of Duhallow was mainly in the parishes of Kilmeen and Ballyclogh but also in the parishes of Drumtarriff, Knocktemple and Mallow, while the county Limerick estate was in the parishes of Croom, barony of Pubblebrien and Cloncagh, barony of Connello Upper. In the 1870s, the representatives of M. Longfield of Castlemary, Cloyne, owned over 10,800 acres in county Cork while the Longfields of Longueville owned 9,410 acres in county Cork and 1,881 acres in county Limerick. Two sons of Henry Longfield, fifth son of John and Elizabeth of Longueville, also owned substantial estates in the 1870s. They were Major John Powell Longfield of Seafield, Queenstown, who owned 2,560 acres and the representatives of his brother Henry of Sea Court, Courtmasherry who owned 2,810 acres. The representatives of Henry Longfield held land in the parishes of Aghabulloge and Donaghmore, barony of East Muskerry at the time of Griffith's Valuation and Robert Longfield held land in the parish of Ballynoe, barony of Kinnatalloon.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Seafort Croagh Skull Skull Skull 333 West Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: V901297
OS Sheet: 148
Discovery map: 88
Church Hill House Knockmacool Desertserges Bandon Boulteen 14 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W390534
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Longueville House Longueville Ballyclogh Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W496 987
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Waterloo Gearanaskagh Ballyclogh Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W487 980
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Eden Hill Gortnagross Mallow Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W520 983
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Seacourt Ballinvrokig Lislee Clonakilty Butlerstown 59 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W489385
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Cashelmore House Cashelmore Desertserges Bandon Cashel Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W428508
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Kilcolman House Kilcolman Desertserges Bandon Cashel Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W414536
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Kilcrone Kilcrone Cloyne Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W922 663
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Ballyre Ballyre Dangandonovan Middleton Dangan 261 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W985 809
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Castle Mary Castlemary Inch Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W897 675
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Ballymaloe Ballymaloe More Kilmahon Middleton Ightermurragh 262 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W948 680
OS Sheet: 89
Discovery map: 81
Rose Hill Ballynacorra West Middleton Middleton Cloyne 265 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W887 715
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Woodview Lurrig Rostellan Middleton Rostellan 259 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W895 665
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Twenty-three documents of the Longfield family relating to Cork including copies of wills and marriage settlements affecting the lands of Carrigeens, 1759-1917; petition for the sale of the estate of D. Longfield Beatty, 1876. U 155; Cork City and County Archives
  • Thirty documents, mostly deeds, relating to lands in Co. Cork, particularly to Gortnagruss, Killynegrohan (Kilnagrohan) and Kilcranton and to the families of Connor, Curtis, Longfield, Wrixon, etc. 1770 - 1821. D. 8685-8714 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease book belonging to Lionel, Earl of Orrery. The leases are signed by John Longfield of Moyallo, on behalf of the Earl of Orrery, and relate to property in Co. Cork and Co. Limerick, 1692-3. n.476, p.792 (Microfilm copy of Ms. Eng. 218, 24 at Harvard University Library); National Library of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Litchfield, 10 Nov 1882, Vol 144 (26), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Inchiquin Papers, Collection List 143; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Carmichael, 19 Dec 1856, Vol 43 (26), MRGS 39/021, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Bill of sale for the cutter Charlotter, Robert Longfield, Castlemary to the Hon William H. White Hedges of Macroom Castle, 24 July 1843. 999/580/1/6; National Archives of Ireland
  • Bantry Estate Collection, includes leases & subleases of the Longfield estate, 1756-1814. IE BL/EP/B/2975-3055 ; University College Cork, Boole Library Archives
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parishes of Ballyclogh and Cloyne; Cork County Library

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