Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Travers

History suggests that the Travers family acquired much of the land fomerly owned by the Abbey of Timoleague. Boyle Travers was among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilnagross and Catherine Travers in the parish of Castleventry, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation, while John Moore Travers held land in the parish of Ballinaboy, barony of Cork and Joseph Travers in the parish of Rostellan, barony of Imokilly. Kate Travers was also among the principal lessors in the parish of Kilkerranmore and Jonas and John M.Travers in the parish of Lislee, both in the barony of Ibane & Barryroe. The representatives of Robert Travers were among the principal lessors in the parish of Ballymodan, barony of Kinalmeaky. Jonas Travers had several commercial maritime interests as well as the development of the fishing industry on the Cork coast. In the 1870s, the representatives of Jonas Travers owned almost 1000 acres in county Cork, while Robert Travers of Timoleague owned over 700 acres, Henry B. Travers of Ballymacowen House, Clonakilty, owned almost 500 acres and Captain Augustus Travers owned 860 acres.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Ballynamona House Ballynamona Lislee Clonakilty Butlerstown 59 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W491425
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Butlerstown House Butlerstown Lislee Clonakilty Butlerstown 59 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W492392
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 87
Lissycrimeen House Lissycrimeen Lislee Clonakilty Butlerstown 59 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W474384
OS Sheet: 136
Discovery map: 89
Timoleague House Castle Lower Timoleague Clonakilty Timoleague 64 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W471439
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 89
Ummera Ummera Timoleague Clonakilty Timoleague 64 Ibane & Barryroe Cork OSI Ref: W474450
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 89
Garrycloyne Garrycloyne Garrycloyne Cork Greenfort 73 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W593 803
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 80
Birchhill Cottage/Birchhill House Knocknabehy Grenagh Cork Greenfort 73 Barretts Cork OSI Ref: W596 810
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 80
Roundhill House Roundhill Ballymodan Bandon Ballymodan 1 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W480537
OS Sheet: 110
Discovery map: 86
Whitegate House Ballincaroonig Aghada Middleton Corkbeg 257 Imokilly Cork OSI Ref: W840 636
OS Sheet: 88
Discovery map: 81
Clifton Ballintemple St Finbars Cork Blackrock 95 Cork Cork OSI Ref: W715 716
OS Sheet: 74
Discovery map: 87

Archival sources

  • Will of Robert Travers of Coolconorthy, barony of East Carbury, Co Cork includes reference to his brothers Rev Boyle Travers & Walter Travers, 3 Feb 1727. Langrishe Collection, Small Accs Index 1/714, T.12765b No 2; National Archives of Ireland
  • Notes on Travers marriages, c.1756 -- 1844. Genealogical Office: Ms.144, pp.66-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Detailed abstracts of wills, administrations and marriage licence bonds of Travers of Ballycurren, Butlerstown, Kilgobnet, Clonskilty, Ballymacowen, of Cork City and Dublin City, 1700 -- 1832. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, pp.106-12 ; National Library of Ireland
  • 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. National Library of Ireland, Genealogical Office: Ms. 144, p. 35 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Marriage settlement of Sir Robert Travers & Miss Harnett Belfour, [Co Cork]. W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, Small Accs Index 76. D.9757; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes papers dealing with estate of Mary Isabella Travers under the Land Acts, 1909. Small Accs. Index 105, M.4136(1-13); National Archives of Ireland
  • Westropp Deposits (1933 & 1935), include records re Travers property, 1695-1857, T.649, D.5197-5225; National Archives of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Timoleague; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources