Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hill (Graig)

The Hills, descended from a Cromwellian soldier, settled at Doneraile, county Cork. In the late 17th century William Hill married Anne daughter of Arundel Coke of Suffolk and had six sons. By the end of the 18th century the Hills were resident at Graig and through marriage with a Brown heiress acquired Mount Southwell in the late 19th century. The Hills also had connections with other county Limerick families. Other family connections in the Doneraile locality included the Crones, Norcotts and Cotters. Arundel Hill of Clogheen was the father of 3 daughters of whom the youngest was Margaret Anne. In June 1858 the estate of Margaret Anne Hill, comprising part of the lands of Curraghanaltig or Tullig, barony of Fermoy, was advertised for sale. The sale included the house and demesne of Landscape which was leased to Wade Foot in November 1879 by Arundel Hill. The original lease of 400 acres was dated April 1785 from the trustee of John Crone to Arundell Hill. William Hill of Donnybrook was a younger brother of Arundel Hill of Clogheen. Their older half brother James Hill of Graig married Mary Norcott in 1799 and they were the grandparents of James Laurence Hill of Rathkeale who owned 2,053 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. The Hill estate was mainly located in the parishes of Doneraile, Castletownroche, Rahan and Templeroan, barony of Fermoy. Miss Hill held one townland in the parish of Wallstown and in the 1870s owned just over 400 acres. A Reverend William Hill, possibly a member of this family, held land in the parish of Templeree, barony of Ikerrin, county Tipperary, in the mid 19th century. The fourth son of James Hill of Graig was the Reverend William Hill, Canon of Peterborough, England. The representatives of the Reverend William Hill, New Ross, county Wexford, owned 366 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Mount Southwell House Enniscoush Rathkeale Rathkeale Rathkeale Rural 130 Connello Lower Limerick OSI Ref: R359 409
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 64
Clogheen Clogheen Caherduggan Mallow Caherduggan 241 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R567 068
OS Sheet: 25
Discovery map: 73
Landscape Curraghanaltig Wallstown Mallow Wallstown 246 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R645 073
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73
Donnybrook Skahanagh More Doneraile Mallow Skahanagh 244 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R637 100
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73
Graig Graig Templeroan Mallow Shanballymore 243 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R659 098
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hill, 29 June 1858, Vol 52 (55), MRGS 39/025, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hill, 15 Jan 1869, Vol 92 (8), MRGS 39/045, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Birch Cullimore Collection includes deeds of Hill prem. at Knockbee & Clogheen co.Cork, [...] 1836, 185[]. DBC 123/106 ; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources