Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Creagh/Brasier Creagh

In 1779 Alderman Kilner Brooke Brasier of Rivers and Ballyvoir, Lisard, county Limerick married Mary, daughter and heiress of John Creagh, medical doctor, of Creagh Castle, Doneraile, county Cork. They had five sons and five daughters. Their second son, John, assumed the additional name of Creagh on succeeding to Creagh Castle in 1802. In 1801 he had married Elizabeth, only child and heiress of Charles Widenham of Castle Widenham, Castletownroche, county Cork. They had an only daughter who married Henry Mitchell Smyth of the Ballynatray, county Waterford family. John's brothers, William Johnson Brasier Creagh and George Washington Brasier Creagh, succeeded him respectively at Creagh Castle. At the time of Griffith's Valuation George W. Brasier Creagh's estate was located in the county Cork parishes of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, Dromdowney, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, Donaghmore, barony of East Muskerry and Castletownroche, Doneraile and Wallstown, barony of Fermoy. In July 1858 lands belonging to George W. Brasier Creagh in the north suburbs of Cork city, in the liberties of Limerick city and head rent of 1,785 acres in the barony of Glenarought, county Kerry, were advertised for sale. In January 1868 land leased to George Meyler at South Killowen, barony of Duhallow, by George W. Brasier Creagh was advertised for sale. George Washington Brasier Creagh owned 2,873 acres in county Cork in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Creagh Castle Castlesaffron Doneraile Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R620 071
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Crobeg Castlesaffron Doneraile Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R618 063
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Cromore Castlesaffron Doneraile Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R623 061
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Saffron Hill Cottage Croaghnacree Doneraile Mallow Doneraile 242 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R604 061
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Woodville Ballyhoura Imphrick Mallow Imprick 239 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R555 139
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 73
Castle Widenham Castlewidenham Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R686 021
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Creagh, 2 July 1858, Vol 53 (11), MRGS 39/027, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges rental of the estates in Duhallow Barony, Co. Cork of John W. B. Creagh, for sale, Nov. 1, 1905. M. 5475 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, includes re land transactions of the Creagh family of Doneraile, Mountlong & Creagh Castle & associated families, 18th & 19th centuries. Small Accs Index 76; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Meyler, 31 Jan 1868, Vol 88 (25), MRGS 39/043, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Doneraile; Cork County Library
  • Account of the origins of the Creagh family.MS 4600; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources