Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Widenham

There appear to be two branches of this family one in county Limerick and one in county Cork. Henry Widenham of Court, county Limerick, son of Henry Widenham was granted lands in the baronies of Kenry and Pubblebrien, county Limerick in 1684. He died in 1719 leaving two daughters, his co heiresss. Mary married Valentine Quin of Adare and Alice married Price Hartstonge, eldest son of Sir Standish Hartstonge, 2nd Baronet, of Bruff, county Limerick. In 1703 Henry Widenham of Court bought part of the confiscated estate of James II in the baronies of Kenry and Connello. Walter Widenham of Limerick city made his will in March 1797 leaving all his property in trust to Captain Widenham of Castle Widenham, county Cork, and Edmund Burton, Clifton, county Clare, for the benefit of his daughter, Frances Blood, for life and then to her children and in default to his three nephews, William, Hyacinth and Francis Compton. Lieutenant Colonel John Widenham was granted over 2,600 acres in the barony of Fermoy, county Cork in 1666.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Quinsborough Parteen St Patricks Limerick Ballyglass 113 Bunratty Lower Clare OSI Ref: R575 604
OS Sheet: 63
Discovery map: 58
Court/Kildimo Court Court Kildimo Rathkeale Kildimo 127 Kenry Limerick OSI Ref: R467 528
OS Sheet: 12
Discovery map: 65
Milford Sreelane Kilmurry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R616 580
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65
Castle Widenham Castlewidenham Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R686 021
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Daniel Widenham (younger brother of Henry Widenham of Court to whom arms granted in 1715) & to V.J.U. Hunt of Friarstown, descendant of Henry Hunt of Ligadoon, Co Limerick by Margaret daughter of Daniel Widenham, 3 May 1934. GO MS 111d:115-116; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Widenham of Court in Limerick, c 1650-1812. GO MS 171:499-504 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms being Compton quartering Widenham, to Commander Henry Compton RN of Court, Co Limerick, 22 Aug 1839. GO MS 107:170-171; National Library of Ireland
  • Collis & Ward, solicitors collection, includes deeds, leases, legal papers etc re the Widenhams of Castletown & Ballinvoher, Co Cork, 1666-1791. Small Accs Index 98, Parcel 24 & D.20590-205902; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Files, Parish of Castletownroche; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources