Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Norcott

The Norcott family lived at Doneraile in county Cork, see http://www.iol.ie/~nodonnel/gentleman'svillage.htm Maunsell writes that the Norcotts were originally from Devon and that a branch of the family settled in Ireland in the mid 17th century. The family name was originally spelt Northcote. Members of the early generations were clergymen. By the mid 18th century a branch of the family was established at Springfield. Hugh Norcott of Springfield married Anne Godsell of Mooretown, county Limerick, sister of Amos Godsell of Sunville. Their youngest son, Amos, married Harriett Gordon, a niece of 1st Lord Rossmore. General Sir Amos Godsell Robert Norcott was their only son. He had a distinguished military career and died in 1838. By the time of Griffith's Valuation James Norcott held about 300 acres in the parish of Buttevant. In the 1870s James Norcott of Ballybeg owned 210 acres and Arthur Norcott of Park [North] owned 275 acres in county Cork. In January 1863 an estate of 571 acres at Baggotstown, barony of Smallcounty, county Limerick, was advertised for sale by the owners Mary Norcott and John Spiers Morgan in whom the interest of Thomas Spiers Gabbett had become vested. In 1717 William Gabbett of Caherline, county Limerick, had married Mary, daughter of Thomas Spiers of Baggotstown, county Limerick. Thomas Spiers Gabbett was their second son. He married twice and had children with both wives. Houses in Patrick Street, Limerick, the estate of Hugh Thomas Norcott were advertised for sale in January 1867. The lands of Newgrove, part of the lands of Slievedotia, 275 acres in the barony of Barretts, the estate of William Norcott, was advertised for sale in December 1869. Newgrove was bought by Nathaniel Wynne and advertised for sale again in November 1885.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rathclare Rathclare Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 101
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Ardenville Rathclare Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 109
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Springfield Ballybeg East Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R548 079
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Park House Park South Doneraile Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R639 082
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73
The Hermitage Ballyandrew Doneraile Mallow Doneraile 242 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R610 062
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Lissa Carkerbeg Doneraile Mallow Doneraile 242 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R625 088
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Cottage Park North Doneraile Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R636 086
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73
Ballyellis Ballyellis Mallow Mallow Mallow Rural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W571 978
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80
Ballygarrett Ballygarrett Mallow Mallow MallowRural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W588 984
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Norcott, Morgan, 30 Jan 1863, Vol 67 (20), MRGS 39/033, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Norcott, 11 Jan 1867, Vol 84 (2), MRGS 39/041, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Doneraile Papers, Collection List 62, see index; National Library of Ireland
  • 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
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Norcott, 16 Dec 1869, Vol 95 (49), MRGS 39/046, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Wynne, 6 Nov 1885, Vol 149 (60), MRGS 39/066, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes Land Commission papers re the estate of Frances Harriett Norcott in Co Cork, 1897-1910. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4015(1-7), D.21,762-21,773; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parishes of Buttevant and Doneraile; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources