Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hungerford (Island)

Burke indicates that this family traditionally claimed descent from the Hungerford family of Farley in Somerset. Captain Thomas Hungerford settled in west Cork in the later seventeenth century.The Hungerfords married into many other influential families in the area including Beecher, Jones and Daunt. Both Mary Sandes Hungerford and Francis Hungerford, of The Island House, Inchydoney, were the owners of over 500 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. Thomas Hungerford was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Castleventry, Island and Ross, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Both Richard and Beecher Hungerford held townlands in the parish of Kinneigh at that time. Much of this land was held on lease from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. In July 1852 over 800 acres in the parish of Kinneigh, barony of East Carbery, the property of Richard Hungerford, deceased, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. Over 300 acres, the property of Alexander George Hungerford, was offered for sale in the court in June 1856 while 560 acres of Thomas Hungerford's estate, located in the barony of East Carbery, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates Court in October 1859.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lakelands Kilnaclasha Abbeystrowry Skibbereen Woodfort 311 West Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W138363
OS Sheet: 141
Discovery map: 89
Inchydoney House Inchydoney Island Island Clonakilty Clonakilty Rural 45 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W396391
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Muckruss House Muckruss Ardfield Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W393376
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Sunmount Ballyvackey Kilkerranmore Clonakilty Cooleraheen Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W348423
OS Sheet: 135
Discovery map: 89
Camus House Camus Kilkerranmore Clonakilty Ardfield 52 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W358359
OS Sheet: 134, 144
Discovery map: 89
Willowhill House Willowhill Kilpatrick Kinsale Kilpatrick 200 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W741585
OS Sheet: 99
Discovery map: 87
Nohaval House Nohaval Nohaval Kinsale Nohaval 194 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W728521
OS Sheet: 113
Discovery map: 87
Capeen Capeen West Kinneigh Dunmanway Kinneigh 115 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W317602
OS Sheet: 94
Discovery map: 86
Cahermore House Cahermore Ross Clonakilty Cahermore 53 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W291388
OS Sheet: 134
Discovery map: 89
Milleen Cahermore Ross Clonakilty Cahermore 53 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W290383
OS Sheet: 134
Discovery map: 89
Brook Ville (Kilmacabea) Corran South Kilmacabea Skibbereen Cloonkeen 318 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W215411
OS Sheet: 133
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • William D. Mockler, 59 South Mall, Cork, solicitor's collection re property in Cork Co & City, 1667-1920, includes reference to this family. Small Accs Index 87, T.3924-3998, Co 2559-2568, D.15326-15661, M.1444-1449; National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Hungerford of the Island of Inchedooney, Co. Cork, 1725 -- 1780. Genealogical Office: Ms.141, p.109 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates Court Rentals (O'Brien), Hungerford, 1 July 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/007, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Hungerford, 26 June 1856, Vol 41, MRGS 39/019, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Hungerford, 13 October 1859, Vol 56, MRGS 39/028, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Hungerford of Inchedonny Island near Clonakilty, called The Island, of Spring Hill near Carrigoline, of Cahermore, of Jamaica and of Bengal, c.1641 -- c.1856. Genealogical Office: Ms.178, pp.171-180 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Settlement on the marriage of Henry Jones Hungerford, Cahirmore, Co. Cork and Mary Boon Cowper, Pernambuco, Brazil, 7 Dec. 1855. 99/56/9/6; National Archives of Ireland
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parishes of Rosscarbery, Skibbereen; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources