Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Corker

Family history sources suggest the Corkers were originally a Lancashire family. Thomas Corker purchased or leased property in the Inishannon area from the Earl of Cork (later the Duke of Devonshire)'s estate in the early eighteenth century. In 1850 the rental of lands in the barony of East Carbery, the property of Chambre Corker, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. James Corker was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Inishannon, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. In the 1870s, Mrs. Corker of Inishannon owned over 160 acres, while the representatives of John Corker were proprietors of 300 acres in county Cork.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Cor Castle Ardnaclug Inishannon Bandon Inishannon 6 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W538571
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 86 or 87
Belmont (Inishannon) Ardnaclug Inishannon Bandon Inishannon 6 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W536573
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 86 or 87
Downdaniel Skevanish Inishannon Bandon Inishannon 6 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W531576
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 86
Firgrove Skevanish Inishannon Bandon Inishannon 6 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W540573
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Corker of Dublin and Upper Lota and Downdaniel, Co. Cork, c.1700 -- c.1820. Genealogical Office: Ms.173, p.57 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Corker of Monkstown, Co. Dublin, and Upper Lota, Co. Cork, c.1670 -- c.1800. Ms.177, pp.153-4; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Corker, 11 June 1850, Vol 1, MRGS 39/001, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources