Landed Estates
NUI Galway


Arthur, 1st Earl of Anglesey, was granted large tracts of lands in counties Tipperary, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Cavan and other counties under the Acts of Settlement. Through marriage they were connected to the Sheffield family, Dukes of Buckingham and the Barons Mulgrave. When Richard, 6th Earl of Anglesey, died in 1761 there was some dispute over the legitimacy of his successor. The Irish estates eventually passsed to his son Arthur, Viscount Valentia, created Earl of Mountnorris in 1793. The English estates passed to his cousin Richard, 5th Lord Altham. The 2nd Earl Mountnorris died without surviving male heirs in 1844 and the title Viscount Valentia passed to his cousin Arthur Annesley of Bletchington, Oxfordshire. Arthur Annesley, Viscount Valentia, was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Ballinvoher, barony of Corkaguiny, county Kerry, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. The family's principal estates were in counties Cavan, Down and Queen's (Laois) and their main seat was at Bletchingdon Park, Woodstock, Oxford. In 1866, over 1600 acres of the estate of Arthur Annesley in the barony of Corkaguiny, were offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court.

Associated Families

No houses were found for this estate

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Annesley, 20 November 1866, Vol 83, MRGS 39/040, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Annesley Papers, mainly relate to the family estates in counties Down, Cavan, Queens' Co and Meath 1650-1939 but include title deeds & rent accounts of Annesley estates in Munster Cos Kerry, Clare & Tipperary 1692-1824. D1503 & D1854; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Copies of Annesley of Bletchingdon papers, Bodleian Library, Oxford, include 2 rentals & account relating to the Annesley estate regarding lands in Cos Cork, Clare, Kerry, Meath, Wexford, Tyrone and Kildare, c.1740-1849. T3350/1; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Anglesey (Richard) Earl of appellant versus Charles Annesley re family estate in Ireland at Knockgrenan, Camolin, Co. Wexford and in the counties of Meath, Queens Co., Cavan, Kilkenny, Cork, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Tipperary and City of Dublin. Irish Chancery appeal. Respondent's case. Feb., 1741. House of Lords Appeals: Vol. 4a ; King's Inn Library
  • Constat of reprized lands in the Baronies of Beare and Bantry, Co. Cork, granted to the Earl of Anglesey, Sept. 11, 1671. C. 2323 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Mulgrave Estate Records 1604-1934 contain a rent roll of the Earl of Anglesey's estate in Ireland 1700-1705; abstracts of settlements of the Anglesey estates 1604-1735 and other legal papers, deeds and leases from the 17th and 18th centuries. ZNG; North Yorkshire County Record Office
  • Paget family, Marquesses of Anglesey, Irish Estate Papers, 1737-1846. Ref. Plas Newydd Mss, Mona Mine MSS.; Bangor University Archives and Special Collections

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