Landed Estates
NUI Galway


John Hornibrook and other members of the family are recorded as the owners of c.500 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. He was the principal lessor in the parish of Brinny, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. At the same time William Hornibrook held land in the parish of Dunderrow, barony of East Muskerry. John T. Hornibrook had at least one son, also John, who emigrated to Australia and whose descendents are still resident there. The estate of Thomas Hornibrook, 263 acres at Corran, barony of East Muskerry, was advertised for sale in May 1853. Corran was originally part of the estate bought by Abraham Morris from the Commissioners for the sale of forfeited estates in 1703.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Rockfort House Rockfort Brinny Bandon Brinny East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W527589
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Dunkeeran Cottage Dunkeeran Inishannon Bandon Ballymurphy 5 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W550598
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 97
Beechmount Garryhankard Knockavilly Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W532598
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 87
Keamagaragh House Callatrim Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W504572
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Jameson, solicitors collection, includes Encumbered Estates' Court rental for lands of Corran, Co Cork, estate of Thomas Hornibrook, 24 June 1853. Small Accs. Index 53, Co 1367-1368; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Hornibrook, 31 May 1853, Vol 22 (8), MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources