Landed Estates
NUI Galway


The Chinnerys came from Suffolk and settled in county Cork in the mid 17th century. John Chinnery of Mallow was granted Castlecor and other lands amounting to 1,673 acres in 1666. He had two sons, George of Castlecor, and Nicholas of Flintfield. Nicholas married Margaret O'Callaghan of Clonmeen, county Cork, and it was their granddaughter who married her cousin, Sir Brodrick Chinnery, 1st Baronet in 1768. Sir Brodrick was the grandson of George Chinnery and a brother of the Right Reverend George Chinnery, Bishop of Cloyne. His uncle, John Chinnery, had sold Castlecor to William Freeman. Sir Brodrick was created a baronet in 1799 and was Member of Parliament for Bandon in 1802. Sir Brodrick Chinnery, 2nd Baronet, of Flintfield, married Diana Elizabeth Vernon of Clontarf Castle, county Dublin and they do not appear to have resided at Flintfield. Their only son, Sir Nicholas Chinnery, 3rd Baronet, and his wife were killed by a train in 1868. The 3rd Baronet's only child, a daughter, married in 1864 the Reverend James Robert Alexander Haldane, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. He assumed the additional name of Chinnery. The Chinnery estate was situated in the parishes of Cullen, barony of Duhallow, and Drishane, barony of West Muskerry, county Cork. Lands belonging to Lord Muskerry and Maria Chinnery were sold in the Landed Estates Court in March, 1865. The purchasers were Messers. Evans, Nagle and Prin. [A Richard Brodrick Chinnery owned 239 acres in county Cork in the 1870s]. Chinnery is spelt Genry in some parts of Griffith's Valuation.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Castlecor Castlecor Demesne Kilbrin Kanturk Castlecor 160 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: R445 067
OS Sheet: 24
Discovery map: 73
Flintfield House Gortageen Cullen Millstreet Keale 281 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W286 933
OS Sheet: 39
Discovery map: 79
Rathroe Rathroe Cullen Millstreet Keale 281 Duhallow Cork OSI Ref: W280 948
OS Sheet: 30
Discovery map: 79
Rathduane Rathduane Drishane Millstreet Caherbarnagh 284 West Muskerry Cork OSI Ref: W210 927
OS Sheet: 38
Discovery map: 79

Archival sources

  • Pembroke Estate Papers: schedule of deeds affecting estate of R.E. Chinnery in Cos Cork, Limerick, Kerry & city of Dublin. MS 16,837; National Library of Ireland
  • Large collection of solicitors' records including documents re the Chinnery family of Co Cork, 18th-19th centuries. E.J.French solicitor's collection, Small Accessions Index 8 ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Landed Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Muskerry & Chinnery, 1 July 1864, Vol 73 (58) & 24 Mar 1865, Vol 75 (70), MRGS 39/036, (microfilm copy in NUIG) ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Chinnery Barts., of Castle Cor, of Middleton and of Flintfield all in Co. Cork with copy of Patent of Baronetcy, c.1620 -- 1799. GO MS 113, pp.182-9 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Chinnery, Barts., of Castle Corr, of Drumshikane, later Flintfield, Co. Cork, 1666 -- 1868. GO MS 114, pp 19-22; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of Arms to Sir Broderick Chinnery of Flintfield, Co. Cork, Bart., Oct.10, 1799. GO MS 103, p 160; National Library of Ireland
  • Pembroke Estate Papers, album of letters, accounts and miscellaneous papers relating to the family of Chinnery, baronets, formerly of Flintfield, Co. Cork, c.1779-1839. Ms. 19,312 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstracts of Chancery Bills, c. 1630-1810, relating mainly to the families of Chinnery and Phair. GO Ms 523-524; National Library of Ireland
  • Vernon Papers, letters to Sir Broderick Chinnery from Francis Allen of Cork, mainly re estate and financial matters but containing references to the political state of the country, c.1806-1839. MS 18,955 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of royal licence to the Rev. James Robert Alexander Haldane Chinnery to take the name Haldane in addition to and after the name Chinnery, Sept. 2, 1878. GO Ms.153, pp.295-300; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of confirmation of arms to Rev. J. R. A. Haldane, later Haldane Chinnery, and his wife, Anne E. F. M., only child of Rev. Sir Nicholas Chinnery, Bart., of Flintfield, Co. Cork, on their assuming under Royal Licence the name and arms of Chinnery Haldane, Sept. 28, 1878. GO Ms. 109, pp. 407-8 ; National Library of Ireland
  • Correspondence between Albinia, Viscountess Midleton, widow of 3rd Viscount, and the agent, Dean George Chinnery about the financial state of the family, and information about the Parker estate, Co. Cork; also 'A state of the diocese of Cloyne with respect to the several parishes thereof', compiled, 1769. T. 2862 [part] ; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Pedigree of Chinnery family of county Cork (Leader Collection); Irish Genealogical Research Society Library
  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Ballyclogh; Cork County Library

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Modern printed sources