Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Chatterton (Cork)

The Chatterton family of Cork, baronets, was descended from Abraham Chatterton who had a son, also named Abraham, who married, in 1738, Martha, daughter of Edmond Roche of Trabolgan, county Cork. Their eldest son James was created a baronet in 1801. In 1795 James married Rebecca, daughter of Abraham Lane, of the city of Cork. Their son Sir William Chatterton was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Ballinadee, barony of East Carbery, Dunderrow, barony of East Muskerry, Mourneabbey, barony of Barretts and St Finbars, barony of Cork, county Cork, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. On 1 December 1857 premises belonging to Dame Henrietta Georgina Marcia Chatterton in the city of Cork were advertised for sale and on the same date other lands and premises in the baronies of Cork and East Muskerry owned by Dame Henrietta, Sir Edward John Gambrier and the Reverend Richard Dickson, amounting to 1,128 acres were also advertised for sale. In December 1876, the estate of Sinclair Dickson Smith Chatterton, 240 acres at Curragleigh, barony of Kilnemanagh, county Tipperary was advertised for sale. In the 1870s, the representatives of General Sir James Chatterton owned over 4660 acres in county Cork. Lady Henrietta Chatterton, wife of Sir William, was a successful Victorian writer.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballinphellic Ballinphellic Dunderrow Cork Dunderrow 69 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W570 638
OS Sheet: 85
Discovery map: 86
Castlemahon Mahon St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W723 719
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Ferney Mahon St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W725 716
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Lakeview Mahon St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W728 705
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87
Ringmahon Castle Mahon St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W723 715
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Hop Island Hop Island Carrigaline Cork Douglas Cork Cork OSI Ref: W737699
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Genealogical Office: Ms. 105, p.9 Copy of grant of Arms to Sir James Chatterton, Bart., of Castlemahon, Co. Cork, July 1, 1801; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Chatterton, 1 Dec 1857, Vol 49 (1 & 2), MRGS 39/024, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Sale notice relating to Chatterton property in Cork City. 1857 SM101; Cork City and County Archives
  • Pedigree of Chatterton family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Chatterton, 5 Dec 1877, Vol 126 (27), MRGS 39/057, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources