Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Foote (Gortmore)

Edward Foote was the third son of Richard Foote of Millfort, county Cork and a younger brother of Henry Baldwin Foote of Carrigacunna Castle. He married Ellen Charlotte, daughter of Cornelius O'Callaghan of Cork, and had a son Edward, who married, in 1862, his cousin, Mary O'Callaghan. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Edward Foote held land in the parish of Clonmeen, barony of Duhallow, county Cork, from Viscount Lismore. In October 1856 almost 100 acres in the barony of Kinalmeaky, the property of Edward Foot, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. In January 1864 houses and premises in the city of Cork the estate of Mary Foott and others were advertised for sale. In the 1870s Edward Foote of Gortmore owned 1,498 acres in county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gortmore House Gortmore Clonmeen Kanturk Gortmore 163 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W439 982
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • O'Connor & Dudley, solicitors collection, contains legal & other records re the O'Callaghan & the Foote of Gortmore estates including that of Ellen O'Callaghan Foot, a minor. Also undated map of Gurtmore. The records date mid 18th-early 20th centuries. Small Accs Index 66, Co 1898-1917, T.3007-30010. D.9297-99301, M.787 & others; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Foot, 18 October 1856, Vol 41, MRGS 39/020, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Foott, 8 Jan 1864, Vol 71 (3), MRGS 39/035, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lismore Castle Papers, include rental & other documents re sale of lands in Co Cork in Encumbered Estates Court, 1856-1857. Collection List 129. MS 43,968; National Library of Ireland

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