Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Purcell (Kanturk & Glannanore)

This family of Purcells were resident at Kanturk House, county Cork, in the early 18th century but by the early 19th century were established at Glannanore, Castletownroche, county Cork. Kanturk House was demolished in 1853. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Reverend George Purcell held a townland in the parish of Clonmeen, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. In July 1850 one undivided moiety of the lands of Upper Gurtinard, 134 acres in the parish of Clonmeen, was advertised for sale, the estate of Letitia Purcell of the city of Manchester, widow. In the 1870s the Reverend Francis Talbot Purcell of England owned 930 acres in county Cork, 1,217 acres in county Meath, 520 acres in county Dublin and 300 acres in King's County [county Offaly].


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Gurteenard Gurteenard Clonmeen Kanturk Castlemagner 162 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R387 017
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Glenanore/Glananore Ballyadeen Castletownroche Fermoy Castletownroche 130 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R689 024
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Lease book of Lionel, Earl of Orrery, re property in Cos Cork & Limerick, 1692-1693, letters & documents re John Honohane, steward of estate of Lord Orrery, 1703-1731, letters of Richard Purcell, agent, 1737-1738. (Originals in Harvard University Library, Ms. Eng. 218, 19, 24 & 25). Microfilm P.792 ; National Library of Ireland
  • PROI certified copy will of William Purcell of Kanturke, 19May 1725. 2001/81(2); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Purcell, 30 July 1850, Vol 2 (41) & 20 Feb 1852, Vol 13 (56), MRGS 39/001 & 39/006, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Abstract of a deed of 12 May, 1738, between Charles O'Keefe of Newmarket, Co. Cork, executor of Meanus O'Keefe and John Purcell of Gurteenard, Co. Cork, with mention of Abraham Dickson, 1738. Genealogical Office: Ms.144, p.32 ; 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

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