Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bullen/Crofts Bullen (Ballythomas)

Gibson writes that the Bullens were descended from Jeffrey Bullen of Salle, Norfolk, grandfather of Anne Bullen or Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII. The Bullens settled in the Kinsale area of county Cork in the 17th century. They intermarried with the Crofts family of Ballythomas, barony of Duhallow, county Cork. Robert Crofts Bullen held land in the parishes of Ballyclogh and Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, in the early 1850s. Over 600 acres belonging to Robert Bullen in the barony of Orrery and Kilmore was advertised for sale in October 1855. These lands were held on leases to Robert Crofts in the mid 18th century. Over 60 acres of the estate of William Bullen, including the house and demesne of Roughwood, located in the barony of Courceys, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court in August 1855. This property was leased by Bullen from the Kearney estate. The representatives of Joseph Bullen of Cork owned 732 acres and William Bullen of Bandon owned 809 acres in the county in the 1870s.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballythomas Ballythomas Ballyclogh Mallow Ballyclogh 234 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R476 001
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 73
Blossomfort Blossomfort Ballyclogh Mallow Kilmaclenine 235 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R491 011
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73
Rathclare Rathclare Buttevant Mallow Buttevant 237 Orrery and Kilmore Cork OSI Ref: R542 101
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Roughwood Ballyhander Ringrone Kinsale Ballinspittle 203 Courceys Cork OSI Ref: W591490
OS Sheet: 124
Discovery map: 87
Carhoon House Carhoon East Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W441548
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Deeds and papers of the Crofts and Bullen families, 1715-1877. Includes Bullen pedigree. Small Private Accessions 999/370; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bullen, 19 Oct 1855, Vol 36 (16), MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Bullen, 1 August 1855, Vol 36, MRGS 39/017, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Bullen, 28 Oct 1854, Vol 30 (42), MRGS 39/013, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bullen family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources