Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Newman (Dromore)

This family came from Wincanton, Somerset to county Cork in the mid 17th century and Richard Newman was granted the castle and lands of Drumneen and other lands in the locality, as the manor of Newbury/Newberry, by patent of James II. These lands were formerly in the possession of Sir Richard Kyrle. Richard's grandson, Adam Newman, purchased the nearby Dromore estate and left this estate to his nephew also named Adam. This second Adam eventually succeeded to both estates. Brady writes that the Dromore estate was purchased by Mr Newman of Newbury from his brother-in-law,Peter Graham. At the time of Griffith's Valuation a descendant, another Adam Newman, held at least 16 townlands in the parish of Kilshannig, barony of Duhallow. John A. R. Newman of Dromore owned 6,146 acres in the 1870s while his cousins Adam Newman of Monkstown Castle owned 3,527 acres and Henry Newman of Betsborough owned 877 acres, all in county Cork.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Aldworth Aldworth Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W502 937
OS Sheet: 41
Discovery map: 80
Newberry Manor Dromore Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W533 955
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Newberry House Newberry Kilshannig Mallow Kilshannig 248 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W515 968
OS Sheet: 32
Discovery map: 80
Ballygarrett Ballygarrett Mallow Mallow MallowRural 250 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: W588 984
OS Sheet: 33
Discovery map: 80

Archival sources

  • Deeds re property of Oliver family in Cos Limerick & Leitrim, associated families of Coote & Newman, 1750-1890. D.17,449-17,453; National Archives of Ireland
  • Deeds & wills re property in Cos Limerick & Cork of Furlong family, includes reference to families of Courtenay, Upton, Furlong-Smith & Newman. D.19,731-19,782, T.8087-8090; National Archives of Ireland
  • Newman Collection, legal papers, leases, maps & othr documents re the estates in Co Cork of the Newman family, Aldworth, Ballyellis, Dromore etc, 17th-19th centuries. Small Accs Index 26. D.4262-4562, M.13-72; T. 12-27 etc; National Archives of Ireland
  • Commissions as Deputy Lieutenants of Co Cork to J.A.R. Newman 1881 & J.R.B. Newman 1899. M.69,71:3104; National Archives of Ireland
  • Copy documents relating to Newman family, Newberry manor, Killshannig, Co. Cork, n.d. M.6859 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Newman, family of: Commonplace book and genealogical note-book of the family of Newman of Cork, 1661-1843. Microfilm P 2761 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Bonds, judgements & schedule of deeds of Adam Neuman of Dromore, 1824-1865. 999/757; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Glantane; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources