Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Allen (Clashanure & Liscongill)

The Allens were Elizabethan settlers in county Cork. Richard Allen was established at Greenfield, parish of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, by the beginning of the 18th century. At the time of Griffith's Valuation his descendant, William Allen of Liscongill, held an estate in the parishes of Clonfert and Tullylease, barony of Duhallow. John Allen and others were among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilfaughnabeg, barony of East Carbery, at the same time. Some of William's family settled in Natal in the late 19th century. Richard's younger brother, Kyrle, married Susanna, daughter and heiress of Joshua Dowe of Coolroe, Ballincollig and Clashenure, Ovens, county Cork. Their descendants are still living at Clashenure. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Kyrle Allen held land in the parish of Athnowen. Through the 1867 marriage of Alfred William Allen and Sarah Jane Philpot, the Philpot property of Mount Zephyr, Cullen, Millstreet, county Cork passed to the Allens. In November 1869 the estate of William Cocks Allen at Rowls Allen, barony of Duhallow, was advertised for sale. It was held under a lease dated 1758, Boyle Aldworth to Philip Allen for three lives renewable for ever. Property owned by William Allen was sold in the Landed Estates Court in November 1870. The purchasers were Messers. O'Callaghan and Murphy. In the 1870s Kyrle Allen of Clashanure owned 562 acres in county Cork. Other Allen family members owned similar acreages including the Reverend James Allen of Creagh, Skibbereen, (Liscongill family) 404 acres.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Greenfield Greenfield Clonfert Kanturk Kanturk 165 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R363 043
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Liscongill Liscongill Clonfert Kanturk Newmarket 183 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R331 047
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 72
Glenville Bregoge Bregoge Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R522 091
OS Sheet: 16
Discovery map: 73
Clashanure Clashanure Athnowen Cork Ovens 67 East Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W516 717
OS Sheet: 72
Discovery map: 80
West View Aghatubrid More Kilfaughnabeg Clonakilty Kilfaughnabeg 319 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W218351
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Chateau Marie or East View Aghatubrid More Kilfaughnabeg Clonakilty Kilfaughnabeg 319 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W220353
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Stone Hall Aghatubrid More Kilfaughnabeg Clonakilty Kilfaughnabeg 319 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W219353
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89
Glandore Cottage Rushanes Kilfaughnabeg Clonakilty Kilfaughnabeg 319 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W226353
OS Sheet: 142
Discovery map: 89

Archival sources

  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Allen, 12 Nov 1869, Vol 95 (34), MRGS 39/045, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Allen of Bettyville, of Clashenure, of Shandrum in Co. Cork and of Cork City, 1775 - 1801. GO Ms. 139, pp. 26-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Allen of Greenfield, Co. Cork, c. 1680 - 1837. GO MS 179, pp. 178-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to descendants of William Allen of Liscongill, Co. Cork, descended from Abraham Allen & to grandson of William, being James F. S. Allen, M. D., of Pietermaritzberg, Natal, Sept. 14, 1897. GO MS 110, p. 221B ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Capt. Philip Allen, Mayor of Cork 1800-1, descended from Abraham Allen & to the great grandson of Capt. Philip being Lt. Col. William Henry Allen, R. A. M. C. of Paynton, eldest son of Atwell Hayes Allen of Seaview, Queenstown, March 6, 1913. GO MS 111a, p.102 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Allen family of Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Pedigree of Allen of Curraghair, of Greenfield, of Ballyduane, of Liscongill, of Bettyville, of Clashanure, of Ballyholahane all in Co. Cork, of America and of Natal, South Africa, c. 1580 - 1895. GO Ms. 180, pp. 533-40 ; National Library of Ireland
  • British Records Association Deposit (1950) included leases of lands in barony of Duhallow from members of the Dickson & Boyle (Earl of Shannon) families to members of the Freeman, Carthy, Foote, MacGhee, Keeffe, Boyle, Purdon, Allen, Purcell, Pike, Creagh, Wrixon, Longfield, Holmes, Fitzgerald, Purdon, Trant,, Delaney, Herrick, Reilly, Leader & Barry families, 1715-1857. Small Accs. Index 102; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Newmarket; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources