Landed Estates
NUI Galway


At the time of Griffith's Valuation the representatives of Thomas Harris held an estate in the parishes of Kilbrin and Kilmeen, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. Marianne Wrixon, sister of Sir William Wrixon-Becher, married Thomas Harris of Bathview, Mallow, county Cork and had a number of children. Their eldest daughter married Henry Keating of Mount Esk, county Cork, and the lands of Spring Gove were charged with a jointure for her. In 1810 William Wrixon of Ballygiblin had leased the lands of Rath and Assolas to William Harris of Assolas for the life of Thomas Harris of the city of Cork, sheriff. In the 1850s, William Harris was among the principal lessors in the parishes of Abbeymahon and Templequinlan, barony of Ibane & Barryroe. In July 1871 the Harris estate in the barony of Duhallow was advertised for sale. It amounted to 1,153 acres and included the house and demesne of Spring-Grove. In April 1875 lands at North and South Knocklohart, barony of Duhallow, the estate of William Thomas Harris were advertised for sale. These lands were held by fee farm grant from Peter and Anne Barfoot and Elizabeth Francis Digby to William T. Harris dated 27 February 1851. The Harris family of Lakeview, Cork, were a branch of the Harris family of Assolas.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Assolas Assolas Castlemagner Kanturk Greenane 164 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R427 028
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 73
Spring Grove Spring Grove Kilroe Kanturk Greenane 164 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R395 037
OS Sheet: 23
Discovery map: 72
Mill House (Ballinascarty) Madame Kilmaloda Clonakilty Kilnagross 49 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W406468
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86
Spitalfields Spital Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R547 105
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Spital Mill House Aghmanister & Spital Abbeymahon Clonakilty Abbeymahon 58 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W467425
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 89
Willsfort Ballinvuskig Killanully Cork Douglas 98 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W691 673
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 87
Lakeview Mahon St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W728 705
OS Sheet: 75
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Large collection of solicitors' records including many documents re William & William Thomas Harris, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Harris, Delacour, Keatinge, Galway, Bingham, 4 July 1871, Vol 103 (8), MRGS 39/048, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Harris, 13 Apr 1875, Vol 118 (80), MRGS 39/054, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of Richard Harris of Lisgriffin Castle, Co. Cork, and to his grandson, William Prittie Harris of Lakeview, Blackrock, Co. Cork, son of late William Harris of Kilbarry, Co. Cork, with mention of descent from family of Harris of Assolas, Co. Cork, March 25, 1875. GO MS 109, pp. 321-2 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Lease by William Harris to John Anster of lands at Ballysallagh, Co. Cork, 16 Apr., 1792. D. 26,851 ; National Library of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources