Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Biggs (Cork)

The representatives of Thomas Biggs, of Dunmanway, owned over 800 acres in county Cork in the 1870s. Thomas Beamish of Clashnacrina, Dunmanway was their agent at this time. The Biggs family were mill owners and were among the principal lessors in the parishes of Rathclarin and Fanlobbus, barony of East Carbery, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. .

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Maryborough Clooncalla More Rathclarin Bandon Rathclarin 12 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W481443
OS Sheet: 126
Discovery map: 86
Garryhankardmore Garryhankard Knockavilly Bandon Brinny 3 Kinalea Cork OSI Ref: W532607
OS Sheet: 97
Discovery map: 87
Callatrim Retreat/Callatrim House Callatrim Kilbrogan Bandon Kilbrogan 4 Kinalmeaky Cork OSI Ref: W483568
OS Sheet: 96, 110
Discovery map: 86
Cloonties House Cloonties East Fanlobbus Dunmanway Milane 126 East Carbery (West) Cork OSI Ref: W213504
OS Sheet: 107
Discovery map: 85

Archival sources

  • Detailed abstracts of wills of Beggs, clothiers of Bandon, 1771. Genealogical Office: Ms.139, p.77 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Biggs family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''Bandon Historical Journal'': HAMILTON, Padraig. "Governor" Thomas Biggs, c.1750-1824: woollen proprietor, miller and provost. no.11 (1995), pp.23-34.