Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Swete

Samuel Swete of Greenville, county Cork, (originally known as Kilglass, see http://www.kilmichael.org/hisodon.htm), purchased the lands of one of the McSweeneys and died in 1733. In 1791 Benjamin Swete, youngest son of Benjamin Swete of Greenville, married Thamer Swete of Bandon. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Benjamin Swete held an estate in the parishes of Kilmichael, Inchigeelagh and Kilmurry, barony of West Muskerry, county Cork. George S. Swete of Greenville, Lissarda, county Cork, was the owner of over 3000 acres in the 1870s. In November 1877 part of the fee simple estate (1,006 acres) of George Samuel Swete in the barony of West Muskerry and his life interest in Greenville (1,889 acres) were advertised for sale. The Irish Times reported that some lots were withdrawn and some sold out of court. The purchasers on the day of sale included Messers. Lombard, Hussey and Thomas K. Sullivan. See both www.ballinacurra.com/history and http://homepage.mac.com/rc.vervoorn/swete/family/index.html for more information.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Fort Prospect (Clonakilty) Ballinoroher Kilnagross Clonakilty Kilnagross 49 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W424432
OS Sheet: 122
Discovery map: 86
Ballinacurra House (Kinsale) Ballinacurra Clontead Kinsale Kinsale Rural 207 Kinsale Cork OSI Ref: W616512
OS Sheet: 111
Discovery map: 87
Greenville Greenville Kilmichael Macroom Greenville 211 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W347 653
OS Sheet: 83
Discovery map: 86
Milton House (Bandon) Knocknagarrane Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W470528
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86

Archival sources

  • Abstract of deed dated 10 October, 1735 between Jehosaphat Hulcat of Cork, and Joyce Sweet and Benjamin, her husband of Kinsale. Mentions Travers and Lucas families, 1735. Genealogical Office: Ms. 144, p. 35 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Swete, 6 Nov 1877, Vol 130 (5), MRGS 39/058, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Kilmichael; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources