Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Aldworth

The Aldworths settled in county Cork in the early 17th century and were established at Newmarket by the end of that century. The family intermarried with the St Legers of Doneraile, the Rogers of Lota and the Olivers of Castle Oliver, county Limerick. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Richard Oliver Aldworth of Newmarket, county Cork, held a large estate [at least twenty eight townlands] in the parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. He also held land in the parish of Killeedy, barony of Glenquin, county Limerick. Robert Aldworth held land in the parish of Grenagh, barony of Barretts. In July 1871 the estate of Charles Oliver Aldworth amounting to 663 acres at Ballybrack, barony of Barrymore, held in fee simple, was advertised for sale. In the 1870s Richard O. Aldworth of Newmarket owned 8,064 acres in county Cork and 675 acres in county Limerick. At the same time brothers of Richard O. Aldworth, namely Colonel Robert Aldworth of Montenotte, Cork, Captain St Leger Aldworth of Queenstown and Reverend John Aldworth of Glanworth and England, owned 1,149 acres, 1,644 acres and 556 acres respectively. Reverend John's son, Charles Oliver Aldworth of Poulacarry, Riverstown, also owned 830 acres in the county.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Newmarket House Demesne Clonfert Kanturk Newmarket 183 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R321 068
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 72
Greenfield Greenfield Clonfert Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R363 043
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Liscongill Liscongill Clonfert Kanturk Newmarket 183 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R331 047
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 72
Mount Keeffe Mountkeeffe Clonfert Kanturk Newmarket 183 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R325 094
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 72
Spring Lodge Garraunawarrig Upper Clonfert Kanturk Newmarket 183 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R334072
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 72
Glancam Glancam Grenagh Cork Blackpool 71 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W605 835
OS Sheet: 51
Discovery map: 80
Annesgrove Annesgrove Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R681 048
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Rockmills Lodge [Rockmills House] Ballynahalisk St Nathlash Mitchelstown Derryvillane 290 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R722 080
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73
Mount Pleasant (Duhallow) Mountkeeffe Clonfert Kanturk Newmarket 183 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R326091
OS Sheet: 14
Discovery map: 72

Archival sources

  • Funeral certificate of Symon Eaton only son of Sir Symon Eaton of Dommaglin, Co Limerick & husband of Mary, daughter of Sir Richard Aldworth of Newmarket, Co Cork with an account of descent of Aldworth family, 24 Feb 1684. GO MS 87:71-74 & 101; National Library of Ireland
  • Extracts from Aldworth pedigree Cork 1617-1674, & from funeral entries re S. Eaton, Dunmaylin, Co Limerick, 19 Nov 1684. T/1003(2); Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Peace commission of Col Richard Aldworth for Co Limerick, 1874. U.3; Cork City and County Archives
  • C. Deane Oliver Collection, deeds, testamentary & legal documents re estates of families of Cripps of Calmony, Cahirnary & city of Limerick; Oliver of Clonodfoy, Co Limerick & Aldworth of Newmarket, Co Cork. Small Accs Index 1/634, T.3880-1, D.12012-28 & Co 2473-5 ; National Archives 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
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Oliver, Gibbings, Aldworth, 10 June 1856, Vol 40 (32), MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Aldworth, 1 July 1871, Vol 103 (1), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Aldworth, 4 Mar 1884, Vol 146 (23), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Aldworth Photograph Album. Photographs of the Aldworth family. U001.; Cork City and County Archives
  • Two legal briefs for Cork Summer Assizes relating to trespass and sporting dispute on Aldworth lands at Newmarket, 1800 & 1819. U002; Cork City and County Archives
  • Funeral Certificate of Symon Eaton, 24.2.1684, of Donmoylin, Co. Limerick, (husband of Mary Aldworth), 1684. U045; Cork City and County Archives
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Aldworth of Newmarket and Little Island, Co. Cork, 1629 -- 1805. GO Ms.139, pp.22-4 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Doneraile Papers include pedigree of the family of Aldworth of Newmarket, a branch of the family of Aldworth of Stanlake, 17th - 19th c., compiled by Edward Viscount Doneraile, 19th c. Ms. 21,851 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parishes of Kildorrery and Newmarket; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources