Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Uniacke

''Burke's Irish Family Records'' gives a very detailed genealogy of this family, established in the Youghal area of county Cork from the 16th century. James Uniacke, who died in 1733, purchased the Mount Uniacke (Coolegaragh) estate from James FitzGerald of Glenane, county Cork and built the house. From his eldest son, Richard, descend the Uniackes of Mount Uniacke and from his third so, the Uniackes of Castletown. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Norman Uniacke's estate was mainly in the parishes of Mogeely, barony of Kinnatalloon and Ardagh, Dangandonovan and Killeagh, barony of Imokilly, county Cork. At the same time Crofton Uniacke of Ballyre held land in the parish of Dangandonovan as did Robert Uniacke of Castletown. Thomas Uniacke was also one of the principal lessors in the parish of Skull at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In 1851, Robert Uniacke was among the principal lessors in the parish of Stradbally, barony of Decies-without-Drum, county Waterford. In October 1854 the Mount Uniacke estate of 7,754 acres in the baronies of Imokilly and Kinnatalloon was advertised for sale. A note on the rentals shows that two lots were bought by Robert W.F. Uniacke. Other lots were sold in May 1855, many to a Mr. Murdock. 1,305 acres were readvertised in June 1864. In the 1870s Norman Uniacke of Mount Uniacke owned 1,559 acres and Robert Uniacke of Castletown owned 1,222 acres in county Cork. Almost 400 acres of Robert U. Fitzgerald Uniacke's estate in the barony of Imokilly was offered for sale in the Land Judges' Court in July 1890. Lot 1 included Castletown House and demesne. This latter lot was sold in trust for Mr. Lincor but the sale of the remaining lots was adjourned. This family was related to the Penrose Fitzgeralds and Judkin Fitzgeralds.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Uniacke Mountuniacke Killeagh Youghal Killeagh 337 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X003 807
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Ballyre Ballyre Dangandonovan Middleton Dangan 261 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W985 809
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Glengarra Kilcounty Dangandonovan Middleton Dangan 261 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W981 807
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Castletown Castletown Mogeely Middleton Dangan 261 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W985 799
OS Sheet: 66
Discovery map: 81
Carrigshane Carrigshane Middleton Middleton Middleton Rural 268 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W901 734
OS Sheet: 76
Discovery map: 81
Carrickanna Carrigeennahaha Stradbally Kilmacthomas Stradbally 51 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X372995
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 82
Stradbally Rectory Stradballymore Stradbally Kilmacthomas Stradbally 51 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X368976
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 82
Woodhouse (Stradbally) Woodhouse Stradbally Kilmacthomas Stradbally 51 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X359971
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 82
Glenview (Stradbally) Stradbally More Stradbally Kilmacthomas Stradbally 51 Decies-without-Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X369976
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map:
Ballyvergan House Ballyvergan West Youghal Youghal Youghal Rural Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X066768
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Uniacke, 31 Oct 1854, Vol 30 (45), MRGS 39/014, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Uniacke, 21 June 1864, Vol 73 (34), MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey Files, Barony of Decies without Drum; Waterford County Library
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Killeagh; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources