Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Perceval

In 1666 and 1668 Sir Philip Percevall was granted large estates in county Cork and over 1,000 acres in county Tipperary. His nephew, Sir John Perceval, was created Viscount Perceval of Kanturk in 1722 and Earl of Egmont in 1733. His son, John James, 2nd Earl of Egmont, married twice. The Earls of Egmont descend from his first marriage and the Barons Arden from his second marriage in 1756 to Catherine Compton, created Baroness Arden of Lohort Castle in 1770. In 1837 Lewis wrote that most of the parish of Churchtown, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, was in the possession of the Earl of Egmont. Following the death of the 5th Earl of Egmont in 1841 George James, Baron Arden, succeeded his cousin as 6th Earl of Egmont. The 5th Earl however left a large part of his estates to his agent Edward Tierney. These lands, mainly in the parish of Churchtown, were recovered by the 6th Earl following a court case in the early 1860s. in 1843 the trustees of the 6th Earl bought the Cowdray estates in Sussex on his behalf. Griffith's Valuation records the 6th Earl of Egmont holding an estate in the barony of Duhallow, county Cork, mainly in the parish of Cullen but also in the parishes of Castlemagner, Drumtarriff, Kilmeen and Ballyclogh and in the barony of Orrery and Kilmore, parishes of Bregoge, Buttevant, Churchtown and Lacken. In the 1870s the 7th Earl of Egmont owned 16,766 acres in county Cork. http://www.iol.ie/~edmo/percival.html and http://www.churchtown.net/Webpages/history/H-darrell.htm

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lohort Castle Castlelohert Demesne Castlemagner Kanturk Roskeen 163 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R465 014
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73
Mill View Coolacoosane Clonfert Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R367 028
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Egmont Villa Curragh Clonfert Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R381 041
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Churchtown House Churchtown Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R502 137
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Allowdale Ballymaquirk Dromtarriff Kanturk Rosnalee 157 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W382 993
OS Sheet: 31
Discovery map: 79
Rossline House Rossline Kilcorcoran Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R354 068
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Rossline Lodge Rossline Kilcorcoran Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R361 072
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Castle Park Paal East Kilmeen Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R376 017
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Park House Paal West Kilmeen Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R369 019
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Park Paal West Kilmeen Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R365 016
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Ardnageeha Ardnageeha Cullen Millstreet Derragh 279 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W250 974
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 79
Dunbarry Dunbarry Bregoge Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R504 102
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Tullig Tullig Bregoge Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R506 097
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Gubleagh House Annagh South Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R505 160
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Burton Park Burton Park Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R506 133
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Clashganniv Clashganniv Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R511 140
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Creggane House (Churchtown) Creggannacourty Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R476 121
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Mount Corbitt Mountcorbitt Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R493 113
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Rath Rath Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R495 142
OS Sheet: 7
Discovery map: 73
Walshestown Walshestown Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R523 132
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Jordanstown Jordanstown Kilbroney Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R527 109
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Liskelly Liskelly Kilbroney Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R528 112
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Bregoge House Bregoge Bregoge Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R509 093
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Glenville Bregoge Bregoge Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R522 091
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Rathclare Rathclare Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 101
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Ardenville Rathclare Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 109
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Spitalfields Spital Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R547 105
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Egmont House Egmont Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R491 128
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Egmont Lodge Egmont Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R487 120
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Egmont Cottage Egmont Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R501 121
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Fort Moylan Lackeen Lackeen Mallow Liscarroll 240 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R473 132
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Glenview Cottage Egmont Churchtown Mallow Churchtown 238 Orrery & Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R482123
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Letters patent granting Philip Percivall lands in Hassardston alias Herton alias Hafferton, Co.Dublin being part of the possessions of the former Hospital or Priory of St.John of Jerusalem, also lands in Blackrath, Co.Tipperary and lands formerly belonging to Cormack Roe McCarty in Kilmoyleran, Co.Cork. Aug. 9, 1630. Egmont MSS, I, p.64.; National Library of Ireland
  • British Museum Add Ms. 46,978 Correspondence re estates of Lord Percival, later 1st Earl of Egmont in baronies of Orrery & Kilmore, Duhallow & Fermoy, Co Cork, mainly letters & accounts from his agent W. Taylor and others, with map & index, 1702-1712. Microfilm P 4674; National Library of Ireland
  • Farm diaries & workmen's accounts of Neptune Blood Smyth [? agent of Lord Egmont's estate], of Curra, Co. Cork, including house-building accounts, c. 1827-1861. Microfilm P 7620 ; National Library of Ireland
  • A survey of part of the estate of John Perceval, Earl of Egmont; in the county of Corke. 1702. 15 B. 13(7b) ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy rental of Egmont estate for 1822, plus copies of maps, rentals & letters, 1822-1845. U.198; Cork City and County Archives
  • A survey of part of the estate of the Rt. Honble. John Lord Percival, etc., in the baronys of Orrery and Kilmore, Duhallow and Fermoy in the County of Corke, 1702, pr. Ms. 1709 ; Trinity College Dublin
  • O'Connor & Dudley, solicitor's collection, includes lease of lands of Killeenlick, Co Cork, John Earl of Egmont to Mistress Ellen Callaghan, Derrigallon, Co Cork, 1750. D.9104; National Archives of Ireland
  • Southwell Papers, copies of letters & other estate, financial & military papers relating to successive generations of the Southwell family, including reference to estate matters of Sir John & Lady Perceval, late 17th century, 1662-1750. T3406 ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Deeds and papers of the Crofts and Bullen families, 1715-1877. Other parties include Lord Lisle, Lord Egmont, Beare & Browne families. Small Private Accessions 999/370; National Archives of Ireland
  • Cowdray Archives, include letters & other papers addressed to [George James, 6th] Earl of Egmont, relating to affairs on his Lohort Castle estate (co. Cork). These include monthly accounts of the estate agent & monthly payments to labourers, together with covering letters referring to work in progress upon the estate, the crops, etc. [1844]-15 Jan 1848. COWDRAY/1914 ; West Sussex Record Office
  • An Act to enable John Earl of Egmont, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to raise Money for purchasing Lands in Great Britain, for the Purposes of his Marriage Settlement by Mortgage, instead of Sale of Part of his Irish Estate, 1757. HL/PO/PB/1/1757/31G2n70 ; Parliamentary Archives
  • An Act for vesting divers Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in the County of Corke in the Kingdom of Ireland, comprized in the Marriage Settlement of John Earl of Egmont, in him and his Heirs, discharged of the Uses of that Settlement, and for settling other Lands and Hereditaments in the said County, of greater Value, in lieu thereof, to the same Uses, 1750. HL/PO/PB/1/1750/24G2n50; Parliamentary Archives
  • An Act for giving Effect to a Compromise of Suits affecting the Estates in the County of Cork in Ireland, late of Henry Frederick John James Perceval Fifth Earl of Egmont deceased, 1864. HL/PO/PB/1/1864/27&28V1n356 ; Parliamentary Archives
  • Cowdray Archives, include documents relating to the terms of the will (1826) of 1st Baron Arden, 19th century. COWDRAY/5062-5122; West Sussex Record Office
  • Correspondence relating to the estates of the Earl of Egmont in the baronies of Orrery and Kilmore, Duhallow, and Fermoy, Co. Cork, mostly letters, accounts, rentals, etc. some from his agent R. Purcell, with copies of replies, 1710s-1750s. Add. Mss. 46,980-47,011 ; British Museum, London
  • Legal papers relating to property in Dublin and lands in Co. Waterford and Co. Cork of the Perceval family, 1679-1894, including wills of H. Eastham, 1730, W. Fisher, 1747, F. Falkiner, 1785, all of Dublin. D906; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Egmont Mss, Brititish Museum, Add. Mss. 46,980-47,011, correspondence relating to the estates of the Earl of Egmont in the baronies of Orrery and Kilmore, Duhallow & Fermoy, Co. Cork, mostly letters, accounts, rentals, etc. some from his agent R. Purcell, with copies of replies, 1710s-1750s. Microfilm P4676-4679 ; National Library of Ireland
  • A book of maps of the estate of Sir John Percival ... with reference ... shewing the number of acres and quality of each denomination....and notes on...improvements...this present year, 1704. By Thomas Moland. Add. Ms. 47,043 ; British Museum, London
  • Surveys of Perceval estates in 1640, 1677 & c 1713 (transcript). MS 23.L.49; Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Rent rolls and cash accounts of the estates of Lord Arden in County Cork 1824 - 1830. Ms. 8652 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Buttevant, Parish of Castlemagner; Cork County Library

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