Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Cavendish

In 1753 the Cavendish family, Dukes of Devonshire, inherited the Lismore estate, mainly located in county Waterford, following the death of the 4th Earl of Cork [and 3rd Earl of Burlington], father-in-law to the then Marquess of Hartington, later 4th Duke of Devonshire. In 1748 the Marquess had married Charlotte Boyle, only surviving child of the 4th Earl of Cork. In the 1870s, the estate of the Dukes of Devonshire in Ireland amounted to over 60,000 acres, including over 32,500 acres in county Cork and over 27,400 in county Waterford. The estate was a principal lessor in the county Cork parishes of Desertserges, barony of East Carbery, Inishcarra, barony of East Muskerry, Gortroe, barony of Barrymore, Brinny, Kilbrogan, Killowen, Murragh and Templemartin, barony of Kinalmeaky, Youghal, barony of Imokilly, St Finbarrs, barony of Cork, Aghera, Britway, Knockmourne, barony of Kinnatalloon but principally in the parishes of Ballynoe and Mogeely, barony of Kinnatalloon, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In addition, the Ordnance Survey Name Books of 1840 record the Duke as the proprietor of a townland in the parish of Corroge, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. In 1861, the Duke offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court, houses in Dungarvan and Waterford City. Families such as the O'Neills and Kirbys held large acreages from the Duke of Devonshire in the mid 19th century. Henry Eeles was agent to the Burlington later Devonshire estate in the 18th century. The Cavendish family continue to own property in and around the town of Lismore, county Waterford, including Lismore Castle.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Drombofinny House Drombofinny Desertserges Bandon Boulteen 14 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W397510
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Kilmoylerane House Kilmoylerane North Desertserges Bandon Kilmoylerane 48 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W390487
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86
Inishleena Inishleena Inishcarra Cork Dripsey 100 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W516 727
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
Careysville Careysville Clondulane Fermoy Coole 139 Condons & Clangibbon Cork OSI Ref: W855 995
OS Sheet: 36
Discovery map: 81
Ballymacsimon Ballymacsimon Aghern Fermoy Aghern 133 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W887 900
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Booladurragha South Booladurragha South Ballynoe Fermoy Ballynoe 134 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W949 891
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Carrigmore Carrigmore Knockmourne Fermoy Knockmourne 137 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W927 943
OS Sheet: 37
Discovery map: 81
Thornhill Carrigmore Knockmourne Fermoy Knockmourne 137 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W922 938
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Killavarilly Killavarilly Knockmourne Fermoy Knockmourne 137 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W912 917
OS Sheet: 45
Discovery map: 81
Lisnabrin Curraglass West Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W966 929
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Kilmacow Kilmacow Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W979 934
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Mogeely House Mogeely Lower Mogeely Fermoy Curraglass 135 Kinnatalloon Cork OSI Ref: W946 937
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 81
Castlenalact Castlenalact Brinny Bandon Templemartin 21 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W489591
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Finnis Finnis Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W481590
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Kilmore House (Bandon) Kilmore Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W502596
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Ballinacurra House (Bandon) Kilmore Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W508600
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Kilnagnady House Kilnagnady Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W495614
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Brothersfort House Kilpatrick Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W517584
OS Sheet: 96, 97
Discovery map: 86
Kilpatrick House Kilpatrick Brinny Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W505578
OS Sheet: 96, 97
Discovery map: 86
Callatrim Retreat/Callatrim House Callatrim Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W483568
OS Sheet: 96, 110
Discovery map: 86
Mount Bernard Carhoon East Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W445551
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Carhoon House Carhoon East Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W441548
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Coolfadda House Coolfadda Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W479551
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
The Retreat (River View House) Coolfadda Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W483552
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Hill House (Bandon) Coolfadda Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W484555
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Laragh House Laragh Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W452552
OS Sheet: 96, 110
Discovery map: 86
Littlesilver House Littlesilver Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W500585
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
River View (Bandon) Mishells Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W489581
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Mishells House Mishells Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W486577
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Mallowgaton Mallowgaton Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W426577
OS Sheet: 9, 96
Discovery map: 86
Shinagh House Shinagh Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W456551
OS Sheet: 96, 110
Discovery map: 86
Mawbeg House Mawbeg East Killowen Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W405550
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Mawmore House Mawmore East Killowen Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W422551
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Scartnamuck House Scartnamuck Templemartin Bandon Templemartin 21 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W474614
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Old Park House (Templemartin) Shanacloyne Templemartin Bandon Templemartin 21 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W468596
OS Sheet: 96
Discovery map: 86
Windford Knockattigan Youghal Youghal Youghal Rural 339 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: X085 783
OS Sheet: 67
Discovery map: 81
Lismore Castle Lismore Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Lismore Rural 65 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X046987
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Garranes House Garranes Templemartin Bandon Templemartin 21 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W475641
OS Sheet: 84, 96
Discovery map: 86
Mary Ville (Kinneigh) Teadies Upper Kinneigh Bandon Teadies 17 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W365548
OS Sheet: 95, 109
Discovery map: 86
Gardeville Teadies Upper Kinneigh Bandon Teadies 17 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W360547
OS Sheet: 95, 109
Discovery map: 86
Lakemount (Kinneigh) Dromavane Murragh Bandon Teadies 17 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W388548
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Dromavane House Dromavane Murragh Bandon Teadies 17 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W394549
OS Sheet: 109
Discovery map: 86
Ballygaggin Ballygaggin St Finbars Cork Bishopstown 96 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W637 710
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87
Ballymartin House Ahaunboy North Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Castlerichard 55 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X002967
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Ballyin House Ballyin Lower Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyin 62 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X046992
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Toortane House Toortane Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Lismore Rural 64 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X023968
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Ashbourne House Townparks Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Lismore Rural 64 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X040964
OS Sheet: 29
Discovery map: 81
Head View Ballymoodranagh Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Lismore Rural 64 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X054981
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Ballyrafter House Ballyrafter Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyin 62 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X048993
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Ballygalane House Ballyrafter Flats Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyin 62 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X064992
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Lisfinny House Lisfinny Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Castlerichard 55 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: W991945
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Lismore Villa Lismore Lismore Lismore Lismore Rural 65 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X044984
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Bellevue (Lismore) Monaman Lower Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyin 62 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X065994
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Rath House Rath Lower Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyin 62 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X049999
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81
Lismore Townparks West Townparks West Lismore Lismore Lismore Rural 64 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X033965
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Castle Farm Castlelands Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Lismore Rural 65 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X040987
OS Sheet: 20
Discovery map: 81
Roseville (Tallow) Loughnasollis Upper Tallow Lismore Tallow 68 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X004934
OS Sheet: 28
Discovery map: 81
Ballyduffbeg Ballyduff Beg Dungarvan Dungarvan Carriglea Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X224934
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 82
Lacken Lodge Lacken Dungarvan Dungarvan Dungarvan Rural 20 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X273964
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Monroe Glebe House Monroe Glebe Dungarvan Dungarvan Dungarvan Urban 22 Decies without Drum Waterford OSI Ref: X274935
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 82
Hunting Fort Rathaneague Gortroe Fermoy Kilcor 136 Barrymore Cork OSI Ref: W834 856
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 81
Ballyin Garden House Ballyin Lower Lismore & Mocollop Lismore Ballyin 62 Coshmore & Coshbride Waterford OSI Ref: X040992
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 81

Archival sources

  • Lismore Papers, Ms. 6155 Schedule of leases of the Bandon, Co. Cork, estate of Richard Boyle, 4th Earl of Cork, 1729 - 1761; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Ms. 6191 Schedule of leases relating to the estates of the Duke of Devonshire in Bandon town and district, and elsewhere in Co. Cork, 1816 - 1890; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 7041-7042 Survey of the estates of the Duke of Devonshire in the Bandon district, Co. Cork, c. 1819; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 7127-8 Particulars of tenancies and other details in respect of the estates of William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, at Bandon, Co. Cork, 1839-1843, and Dungarvan, 1846-59; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 7044-7061 Rent and disbursements accounts of the estates of William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, at Bandon, Co. Cork, 1843-1871; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 6742-6743 Cash books containing rent receipts and disbursements of the estates of William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire, at Bandon, Co. Cork, 1853-1856; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Ms. 13,241 Letters, mainly to William Snowe of Bandon re estate of the Earl of Cork and Burlington, with copies of letters by Snowe, 1707-1729; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Ms. 6156 Schedule of leases executed by Richard Boyle, 4th Earl of Cork in respect of his estates at Lismore, Co. Waterford and Kinnatalloon, Youghal and Bandon, Co. Cork, 1718 - 1751; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, large & important collection of records of estates of the Boyle family, Earls of Cork & Burlington & the Cavendish family, Dukes of Devonshire, situated at Lismore, Bandon, Dungarvan, Youghal, Tallow & other locations in Cos Cork, Waterford, Tipperary & Dublin, 1586 - 1885. Collection List 129, [MSS 6315-7220, 12,813, 13,226-13,256, 22,068, 41,981-41,985, 43,087-43,121, 43,140-43,226, 43,266-43,310, 43,346-43,553, 43,580-43,732, 43,733-43,815, 43,889-44,018, MS Maps 366-491, and Arch. Drawings AD 3594/ 1-13]; National Library of Ireland
  • Records relating to the families of Boyle, Earls of Burlington and Cork, and of Fairfax, Barons Fairfax of Cameron, includes documents re the Irish estate of the Earl of Burlington, 1720s. Q/CML ; London Metropolitan Archives: city of London
  • Chatsworth Papers, photocopies of c.1,925 documents volumes, constituting four main blocks of correspondence relating to Ireland during the period 1693-1812: 11 letter-books relating to the Irish estates of the earls of Burlington, 1693-1758 (which passed into the possession of the future 5th Duke of Devonshire in the latter year); correspondence, on all subjects, of the 3rd Duke of Devonshire while Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1737-1745; correspondence of the 4th Duke while Lord Lieutenant, 1755-1757; & selected Irish estate & other Irish correspondence of the 3rd Earl of Burlington & his wife/widow, 1729-1758, of the 4th Duke of Devonshire, 1757-1763, & of the agents of the 5th and 6th Dukes, 1766-1812. T3158; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Lothian of Melbourne Collection includes "Copy. Statement of outlay upon 2 Labourers' Cottages built on the Duke of Devonshire's estate, Ireland." For Mr. O'Neill, Garranribheen, Co. Cork. Cost £181.5.0½. 23 Dec., 1879. DD/LM/50/9/4 ; Nottinghamshire Archives
  • Nineteenth century estate papers relating to the estate of the Dukes of Devonshire; Waterford County Archives
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 6912-6914 Rent receipts and disbursements in respect of the estates of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, in counties Waterford and Cork, 1757, 1798, 1780-81. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lismore Papers, Mss. 6945-6957 Ledgers containing rent and disbursements accounts in respect of the estates of Sir William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire, in counties Waterford and Cork, 1857-1870. ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Devonshire Estate, 20 July 1861, Vol 62, MRGS 39/031, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Cavendish family corresp and papers 12th-20th cent, Boyle Family papers; Chatsworth House Archives
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files: barony of Coshmore & Coshbride. ; Waterford County Library
  • Draft inventories made in 1869 of the Duke of Devonshire's title deeds to Irish estates, mainly counties Cork and Waterford, 1574-1782. Ms.6200.; National Library of Ireland

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Modern printed sources