Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Reeves (Belfort)

The Reeves of Belfort, Charleville, county Cork, were descended from John Reeves of Cloyne, county Cork, who, in 1742, married Margaret Boles. Their son, Boles Reeves, lived at Belfort, as did their grandson, John Boles Reeves, who married Anne Fosbery in 1807. They had two daughters, Thomasina, who married Thomas D'Arcy Evans of Knockaderry, county Limerick and Belinda, who married George Gun. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of John Boles Reeves and others held land in the parish of Clonkeen, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick and at Rathgoggan Middle, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork, where Kennedy Ryan had substanial flour mills and houses. Part of Belfort demesne, premises and land in Charleville, county Cork and land (429 acres) in county Limerick, the estate of members of the Raymond, Leyne, Gun, Evans and other families, was advertised for sale in February 1876. 43 acres at Belfort, the estate of Anne Sullivan, was advertised for sale in March 1883. These properties had been part of the Reeves estate. see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bowlesfamily/richard_boles_of_cork's_family_tree.htm

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Belfort Rathgoggan Middle Rathgoggan Kilmallock Charleville 186 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 233
OS Sheet: 3
Discovery map: 73
Moatville Rathgoggan Middle Rathgoggan Kilmallock Charleville 186 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R537 234
OS Sheet: 2
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Raymond, Leyne, Gun, Evans, McCarthy, Hurst, Curling, Chute, 22 Feb 1876, Vol 122 (39), MRGS 39/055, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Land Judges’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Sullivan, 17 Mar 1883, Vol 144 (47), MRGS 39/064, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey, Parish of Charleville; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources