Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Bowen/Cole-Bowen

Originally from Wales, Henry Bowen, a Cromwellian army officer, settled in county Cork. In 1660 his son John married Mary, daughter and heir of John Nicholls of Kilbolane, county Cork. John Bowen was granted over 1,200 acres at Pharihy, barony of Fermoy in 1669. In 1716 his grandson, Henry Bowen of Kilbolane, married Jane, only child and heir of Robert Cole of Ballymackey, county Tipperary. Their son, Henry Cole Bowen, married his first cousin, Margaret, daughter of Ralph Warter Wilson in 1760. Henry and Margaret Bowen lived at Bowen's Court. Their grandson, Henry Cole Bowen, served as a magistrate in Bandon in the 1840s. At the time of Griffith's Valuation Robert C. Bowen held land in the parish of Kilbolane, barony of Orrery and Kilmore, county Cork and Ballymackey and Templedowney, barony of Upper Ormond, county Tipperary, while his mother held land in the parish of Farahy, barony of Fermoy, county Cork and his cousin, Henry Cole Bowen, held land in the parishes of Newchapel, Rathronan, barony of Iffa and Offa East and Bruis, barony of Clanwilliam, county Tipperary. The author Elizabeth Bowen was a member of this family. In the 1870s the Bowens of Bowens Court owned 1,680 acres in county Cork and over 5,000 acres in county Tipperary while Henry Cole Bowen of Dublin owned 805 acres in county Tipperary.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Glenville Farrannagark Rathclarin Bandon Rathclarin 12 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W512448
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86
Harbour View Garranafeen Rathclarin Bandon Kilbrittain 11 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W529439
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86
Seaview Cottage Garranafeen Rathclarin Bandon Kilbrittain 11 East Carbery (East) Cork OSI Ref: W528439
OS Sheet: 123
Discovery map: 86
Bowen's Court Farahy Farahy Mitchelstown Farahy 291 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R685 104
OS Sheet: 17
Discovery map: 73
Kilcummer Kilcummer Upper Kilcummer Fermoy Kilcummer 131 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R694 007
OS Sheet: 26
Discovery map: 73
Camira Cappa Ballymackey Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R956 812
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Falleen Falleen Ballymackey Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R976 808
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 59
Knockane Knockane Templedowney Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R978 797
OS Sheet: 22
Discovery map: 59
Pallas Pallas East Templedowney Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R970 791
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59
Ballymackey House Ballymackey Ballymackey Nenagh Ballymackey 109 Upper Ormond Tipperary OSI Ref: R943805
OS Sheet: 21
Discovery map: 59

Archival sources

  • Stradbroke Papers, includes marriage settlement of Ralph Wilson of Kissikurk, Co Limerick & Thomasina Bowen of Kilbolane, Co Cork, 5 July 1729. HB26/412/745 ; Suffolk Record Office: Ipswich Branch
  • W.B. Scott, solicitor's collection, contains many records re land transactions in Cos Clare, Limerick & Cork, 18th-19th centuries, including references to this family. Small Accs Index 76 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Bowen of Ilston, Co. Glamorgan, of Farihy, of Kilbolane, of Bowens Court, also Cole Bowen c.1550 1890. Genealogical Office: Ms.180, pp.384-7 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Cole Bowen Papers, mainly 19th century estate papers including rentals from 1788, correspondence & large volume of maps. TL/F/6; Tipperary Studies Research Library (Archives), Thurles
  • Pedigree of Bowen family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Maps of the estate of Henry Cole Bowen in the County Tipperary. Surveyed by John Ely, 18 oblong quarto maps, coloured in outline, and with names of tenants July, 1760. Ms 2043; National Library of Ireland
  • Rentals, maps & other records in Tipperary County Library Archives, 18th & 19th centuries. Microfilm P5553-5554; National Library of Ireland
  • Bowen Papers from 1650, re families of Bowen, Pole and Nichols and lands in Cos Cork, Limerick & Tipperary, unsorted collection. PC 330; National Library of Ireland
  • Irish Tourist Association Survey files, Parish of Kildorrery; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources