Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Chetwodes were settled at Woodbrook, Portarlington, Queen's County (county Laois) in the 18th century. Elizabeth Hester Chetwood, granddaugher of Crewe Chetwood, a younger brother of Valentine Knightley Chetwood of Woodbrook, married Robert Rogers Wilmot and had a son Edward Wilmot who took the name Chetwood in 1839. Edward W. Chetwood inherited the Woodbrook estate. In 1830 he married Lady Jean Janet Erskine, daughter of the Earl of Mar and they had 5 children. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward W. Chetwood held land in the parishes of Inch St Lawrence and Ludden, barony of Clanwilliam, county Limerick. Jonathon Chetwood owned land in these parishes in the 1810s and 1820s. In the 1870s Edward Wilmot Chetwood's estate in county Limerick amounted to 464 acres. In 1878 Knightley Jonathan Wilmot-Chetwode owned 683 acres in county Cork and 1,389 acres in Queen's County. The Chetwodes continued to live at Woodbrook until 1963. Woodbrook was for sale in 2009.

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Archival sources

  • Pedigree of Chetwode of Woodbrook in Queen's Co & Glanmire, Co Cork & Wilmot of Woodbrook, later Chetwode, c 1570-1837. GO MS 174: 109-111; National Library of Ireland
  • Chetwode Papers: Rent ledger of an estate at Inch St Lawrence & Ahawilk, Co Limerick, 1816-1822. MS 14,250; National Library of Ireland
  • Chetwode Papers. MSS 13,384, 14,126-14,135 & 16,140; National Library of Ireland
  • Map of lands in parish of Fohinagh, barony of Connello Upper, the estate of Jonathon Chetwood, 1806. 16 H 32 (19); National Library of Ireland
  • Descent of Elizabeth Chetwoode, Mrs. Wilmot and Mary Frances Chetwoode, Mrs. Archdeacon Thompson of Cork, co-heirs of the Rev. John Chetwoode of Glanmire, Co. Cork, from Rev. John Chetwoode D. D., Richard Booking of Totnes, William Hamilton of Dublin, Quintin Osborn of Cork and Thomas Scot, the Regicide c.1620c.1800. Genealogical Office: Ms.93, p.71 ; National Library of Ireland

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