Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Meade (Cork)

This family was related to the Meades, Earls of Clanwilliam. In 1787 the Reverend John Meade, Rector of Ballymartle, near Kinsale, county Cork, bought the estates of Ballymartle and Ballintober from his cousin John, 1st Earl of Clanwilliam. His nephew, Reverend Richard Meade, succeeded to the Ballymartle estate and another nephew, John, succeeded to the Ballintober estate. Reverend John Meade held townlands in the parish of Templemichael, barony of Kinalea, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. William R. Meade was among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballymartle at the same time. He was the proprietor of over 1100 acres in the 1870s while John Meade of Ballintober owned 982 acres.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballymoney Glebe House Knockaneady Ballymoney Dunmanway Ballymoney 113 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W344536
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Belmont (Inishannon) Ardnaclug Inishannon Bandon Inishannon 6 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W536573
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 86 or 87
Ballindresrough Mills Ballindresrough Ballymartle Kinsale Ballymartle 195 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W657564
OS Sheet: 98
Discovery map: 87
Ballintober House Ballintober Ballymartle Kinsale Ballymartle 195 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W629553
OS Sheet: 112
Discovery map: 87
Ballymartle Ballymartle Ballymartle Kinsale Ballymartle 195 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W643576
OS Sheet: 98
Discovery map: 87
Mullagh or Rock Hill House Mullagh Ballymartle Kinsale Ballymartle 195 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W641575
OS Sheet: 98
Discovery map: 87
Clashanure Clashanure Athnowen Cork Ovens 67 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W516 717
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
River View (Dunmanway) Ballyhalwick Fanlobbus Dunmanway Dunmanway 124 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W242529
OS Sheet: 108
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Letter book of Robert W. Meade, solicitor, of Dublin and Midleton, Co. Cork, 1867 - 1881. Ms. 3924 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of an act for the sale of the estates of the Earl of Clanwilliam and the Hon. Richard Meade in Co. Down, Cork and Tipperary, [1793?]. D.3124 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Miscellaneous letters and papers mainly of the families of Meade (Earls of Clanwilliam), co. Cork, and Murray, co. Donegal, 1653-1908.(An unsorted collection in the National Library of Ireland.) Meade Papers; National Library of Ireland
  • Various draft pedigrees of Meade of Tisaxon and Kinsale, Co. Cork, c.1501 -- c.1955. Genealogical Office: Ms.814(15) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Collection of newscuttings mainly relating to the Meade family, and to events of a cultural nature in Dublin and Cork, 1896-1899. Le Brocquy Papers, Ms. 23,434 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Collection of newscuttings, with some biographical and genealogical content, including a pedigree of the Meade and Spenser families, of Co. Cork, 1878-1907. Le Brocquy Papers, Ms. 23,433 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Hyett Family of Painswick Collection, includes a section relating to the Meade family of Innishannon, Co Cork & reference to Sir Richard John Meade & General John Meade, mainly 19th century. D6/F179-F181; Gloucestershire Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Clontead; Cork County Library
  • Assignment of lands of Cloghduane, Co. Cork, from John Meade, Ballymartle, Co. Cork, to James Bernard, Bandon, Co. Cork, 20 Jan. 1766. Ms 594; Representative Church Body Library

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Modern printed sources